May 23, 1931 Price 15 Cents lftfc'5 c5\ New Note in Sportswear The Frock Ensemble ... A lace stitch sleeveless frock of Coraile Bouclette Jacket of Brown Bouclette which color is used in Frock Belt Hat, a Natural Panama, with Brown Patent Leather Band. Exclusive fabrics and styles in sportswear have made this new department most interesting. MARTHA WEATHERED 'Bhe Thake IKotel TMtCWICAGOAN m I.MILLER SANDALS ARE COOLLY WALKING AWAY WITH FASHION'S HONORS This summer is going to be just one smart sandal after the other! Wherever you go . . . whatever you do . . . you will see these airy, frivolous sandals accompanying the smartest frocks and pajamas. The newest I. Miller versions are the talk of every country club verandah! "Sevilla". . . young, completely dashing . . . comes in flowered fabric and kidskin. "Sunset" is coolly sophisticated in morocco and zephyr, a breezy new mesh. You will find I. Miller shops and agencies in all principal cities. "Sevilla". . . the Luxurious I. Miller Sandal Stocking . . . 2.00, 2.95 I.III I Llif It Jjeautujul Shoes INSTITUTION INTERNATIONALE 312 So. Michigan Avenue 2 TUECWICAGOAN THEATRE zJbfusical +F1HE AND DANDT— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2460. One of the sea son's outstanding musical comedy suc cesses, with Joe Cook, which is saying enough about any show. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.85; Saturday, $4.40. Matinees, $2.50. To be reviewed later. "Drama +THE NINTH GUEST— Adelphi, 11 N. Clark. Randolph 4466. Mystery melo drama with a series of killings at a pent house party. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. ^STEPPING SISTERS— Cort, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. Blanche Ring, Grace Huff and Helen Raymond as three former burlesque queens who hold a reunion after a separation of twenty years. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. *THAT'S GRATITUDE— Blackstone, 60 E%7th St. Harrison 6609. Frank Crav en's agreeable comedy about a house guest who stays overlong, with Thomas W. Ross and George Barbier. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00 and $2.00. *APRON STRINGS— Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 6510. Comedy about the hardships of a young wife whose husband's life is managed by posthumous letters of his doting! mother. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Mati nees, $2.00. GREEN GROW THE LILACS— Illinois, 65 E. Jackson. Harrison 6510. Indian Territory in 1900 with a lot of cowboys singing ballads and talking cowboy talk, but an excellent production by the Guild. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday mat., $2.00; Satur day, $2.50. Reviewed in this issue. *ON THE SPOT— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Centrall 8240. Myths after our local gunmen by Edgar Wal lace who spent three days here studying the situation from his hotel room. Crane Wilbur and Anna May Wong head the cast. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. Reviewed in this issue. +THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR IT — Harris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. , Zoe Aikens' play about three young ladies who must live and do, with amusing dialogue. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. Reviewed in this issue. "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— On tiii: Path, by Humliam C. Oufi\ ('.over design Cl'RRLNT E.NTI KTAINMI N I I'dlJC 2 Wi;ll-hlli:i> Boards 4 Thlsi: Bricmt Yoinc Pioimi, by Arthur Meeker ]r l> Snooty Thoughts, by Tryjeina drr 1 1 All's Fair 12 Sport Diai 14 Town Talk, by Richard Aticater 15 Joi- Cook, hy "Hat Kar.son ll» CllK'.AOOANA, conducted by Donald Plant In I'd Rathir Bi: Mi, by Mary Car<>lv>t Davies 21 WiitN "Wiiooi'i.i." Was a War Cry, by Wallace Rice 22 Chicago's Camira, by Charlotte Rev nolds 23 Shops About Town, by Tlic Chicago- enne 24 Littlk Eli:<;y, by Frances M. Frost 27 As Wi! Dlsirk It, by Laura H«icak, Kerr 27 Tin: Stack, by William C. Movdc-u 2.S Dancf., by MarJ( Turhyfill }n ClNKMA, by William R. Weaver 32 Music, by Robert Polla}{ 34 Books, by Siuan Wilbur 35 Go, Chioaco! by Lucia Leui.s 37 Radio, by Alum Hartlev 39 THE CHICAGOAN'S Theatre Ticket Service Stars opposite theatres listed above indicate plays to which tickets may be purchased in ad' vance at box office prices by readers of The Chicagoan. A convenient form for use in filing application is provided on page 37. +()ll, PROMISE ME Apollo, 74 W. Ran dolph. Central 8240. Rowdy and funny and all about how to win your breach- ol -promise suit. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. I- venings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. To be reviewed later. HE Illinois, 65 E. Jackson. Harrison 6510. Tom Powers, Violet) Kemble Cooper, Pedro de Cordoba and Claude Rains in a comedy adapted by Chester Erskin from the French of Alfred Savoir. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Mati nees, $2.00. Opening May 25. CINEMA Till'. Front Pact.: A remarkably honest transcription of an honestly remarkable play. [See it.) By Roc.Kin- to tiii; Moon: A German sound picture less sound than German. [ Don't sec it] I. it hi: Caf.sar: The best gang picture. fit gangsters thrill you.] City Sthiits: The second best gang pic ture. | If gangsters thrill you twice.] Tn ri i Girls Lost: A Chicago comedy drama unkindly dealt with by Chicago's comedy drama censor board. [No.] Born to Lovf. : Constance Bennett in love, war and the usual consequences. [I wouldn't] Doctors' Wivis: Warner Baxter in be half of the American Medical Associa tion for its wife's sake. [Not unless there's a doctor in the family.] Bi hind Oi itch Doors: Mary Astor and Robert Ames in the only one of these secretarial things worth seeing. [Yes.] Honor Amonc I.ovlrs: Claudette Colbert and Fredric March in the 21 7th syn thetic Paid i'7i Full and not bad. [If you've never seen Paid J7i Full.] Tin Ci'.nts a Dancf : Barbara Stanwyck and Ricardo Cortes in the 218th syn- theic Paul in Full and not bad. [If you've never seen Honor Among Lovers.} Skii'I-y: Just the best kid picture of all time. [Don't miss it.] Dishonor^: Marlene Dietrich's best if least sensational picture. [Go.] RIVER TAXI CHRIS CRAFT WATER TRANSIT. INC. Nine boats running on five min utes schedule. Union Station, North western Station, Merchandise Mart, Wriglcy Dock and intermediate stops on request. Individual fare, $0.25; Com mutation tickets may be purchased. (CONTINUI-I) ON PACK FOUR] The Chicagoan— Martin J. Quigi.ey, Publish™ am. Ki.itor: W. K. WVavkr, Managing Kuitok; publish,-,! f<» tniKhtty by the Oiicagoan ^ P"^'1; ------ \nccl.s Oilier: Hotel Roosevelt. I at lhc Coast unite. I <Y<m annually; sii.Kl«- eo,.y 15c. Vol. M, No.__5_- - ing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, III. New York Office: I7')i» ltioadway Simpson-Reilly, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles; Russ HuildiiiK, Sim Krancisco. SuK- May 23, 1931. Copyright 1931. Entered as second class matin March J\ 1927, at ilir I'ost ( iftii <• at ClncaKi 'ripin III. ,„!,., the act of March 3, 1879. TWE CHICAGOAN 3 One of the thrills of tlie turf Section of the rear of Washington Park Clubhouse, floral adornment and paddock scene Washington Park Jockey Club ANNOUNCES $50,000 AMERICAN DERBY Saturday, June 20, 1931 Entry list of 148 in this Mile and One-Quarter Race Tops All 3-Y ear-Old Events in America Dates of Stake Features at 30-Day Meeting — MONDAY, May 25 — Washington Park Inaugural Handicap, 6 furlongs, 3-year-olds and up $ 5,000 SATURDAY, May 30— Debutante Stakes, 5XA furlongs, 2-year-old fillies 5,000 SATURDAY, May 30 — Robert M. Sweitzer Handicap, 1 mile and a furlong, 3-year-olds and up 5,000 SATURDAY, June 6— Illinois Oaks, 1 mile and a furlong, 3-year-old fillies 10,000 SATURDAY, June 13 — Thomas Curran Memorial, 5Vjj furlongs, 2-year-old colts and geldings 5,000 SATURDAY, June 20— AMERICAN DERBY, 1 mile and a quarter, 3-year-olds 50,000 SATURDAY, June 27 — Francis S. Peabody Memorial Handicap, 1 mile and a quarter, 3-year-olds and up 10,000 M. J. WINN, President. S. PEABODY, Vice-President. 7 Races Daily Electric I. C. Trains to Course in Thirty Minutes Washington Park Keeps Pace With Chicago's Greatness C. W. HAY General Manager. 4 TI4ECWICAG0AN TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — Later L'AIGLOH— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. New Orleans'Parisian catering and always so hospitable. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM 21 S. Wabash. State 0841. Efficient and pop ular with a nice variety of foodstuffs. HEHRICVS—ll W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. Substantial menu, superb coffee and, of course, no music. PICCADILLY— 410 S. Michigan. Harri son 1975. There's always that view of the lake and food is equally fine. RED STAR INN— H28 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942, Abounding with Teutonic foodstuffs and Continental quiet. VASSAR HOUSE— Diana Court, 540 N. Michigan. Superior 6508. For break fast, luncheon, tea and dinner. In a modern setting. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 8922. Here you may stifle the life of the party with big steaks in the small hours. KAU'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. German menu especially satisfactory to the hearty eater. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Mich igan. Superior 1184. Exclusive for luncheon, tea or dinner. Alert service and fine cuisine. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. Where the bridge begins, and catering to the masculine tastes, also. MAISONETTE RUSSE— 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakeview 10554. Russian-Euro pean cuisine and a concert string trio. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 3688. Swedish menu and unstinted hors d'oeuvres well worth your while. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1761. Servicing that makes you feel at home in the world of cake and conversation. CIRO'S— 18 W. Walton. Delaware 2592. Where the epicure can find the catering to which he is accustomed, whether it be at luncheon, tea or dinner. TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan. Wab ash 1088. Fine victuals and service and soothing surroundings. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. Well served and well attended and they'll check your dog, you know. ST. HUBERTS OLD ENGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! HUTLER'S— 20 S. Michigan, 310 N. Michigan, Palmolive Bldg. No matter where you are, there's always one con venient. CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Su perior 9697. Thoroughly Spanish as to cooking, atmosphere and service. JULIEN'S— 1009 Rush. Delaware 4341. Huge portions and Mama Julien's broad smile and you'd better 'phone for reser vations. Morning — Noon — Nigh t CONGRESS HOTEL— -Michigan at Con gress. Harrison 3800. Art Kahn and his orchestra play in the Pompeiian Room during the dinner hour and later in the Balloon Room, where the service is a la carte and no cover charge. Telephone Ray Barrett for reservations. HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Husk O'Hare and his [listincs bi:<;in on iwoi-: two] boys, perennial favorites here, play in the Blue Fountain Room for a crowd of nice, young people. Dinner, $1.50. Supper, $1.00. No cover charge. HOTEL SHERMAN -Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Ben Bcrnic and his or chestra at College Inn. Thursday is Theatrical Night. Maurie Sherman and his band play for tea dances. BLACKSTONE HOTEL 656 S Mich igan. Harrison 4300. The polite and formal Blackstonc service and catering are traditional. Margraff directs the String Quintette and Otto Staack greets. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL 5 5 49 Sheridan Road. Longbeach 6000. Paul Whitcman and his outfit play in the Ma rine Dining Room. Weekly cover charge, $1.00; Saturday, formal. $2.00. Dinners. $2.00 and $2.50. DRAKE HOTEL Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Verne Buck and his orchestra and the superior Drake menu and atmosphere. A la carte serv ice with Peter Ferris in charge. Weekly cover charge, $1.25; Saturday, $2.50. Table d'hote dinner in the Italian Room, $2.00. PALMER HOUSE State at Monroe. Ran dolph 7500. The Palmer House orches tra plays in the Empire Room; dinner, $2.50 and Mutschlcr in attendance. In the Victorian Room, dinner, $2.00; Gart- mann in charge. Chicago Room, dinner, $1.50 and Horrmann is there. STEVENS HOTEL -730 S. Michigan Wabash 4400. A large, lively establish ment with Harry Kclley and his orchestra and three acts in the main dining room; dinner, $2.00; no cover charge. A trio plays in the Colchester Grill; dinner. $1.50. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL - 161 F Walton. Superior 4264. The magnifi cent new ballroom is perfectly suited to private parties. In the main dining room, dinner, $1.50; in the Coffee Shop, $1.00. SENECA HOTEL- 200 E. Chestnut. Su perior 2380. The service and the a la carte menu in the Cafe arc hard to match, no matter how meticulous the dinner may be. Table d'hote dinner, $1.50. HOTELS WINDERMERE E. 56th St. at Hyde Park Blvd. Fairfax 6000. Front ing on Jackson Park and famous through out the years as a delightful place to dine. Two dining rooms; no dancing. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. Blcssman will greet you. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL 1660 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. A pleas- ant place with an ample menu and alert service. Convenient for the southside diners-out, especially. Dinners, $1.50 ,,nd $2.00. Gifford is in charge. BELMONT HOTEL 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. Catering that is above reproach and equally notable service, es pecially for the northsidc diners. No. dancing and dinner, $2.00. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. One ot those knowing places where service and cuisine are impeccable. Dinner, $2.50; no dancing. Langsdorff is maitre. BREVOORT HOTEL -120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. Here the fine old tradi tions of American culinary art are pre served. Sandrock is head waiter. SHORELAND HOTEL -5454 South Shore Drive. Plasa 1000. The usual fine Shoreland cuisine and hospitality make it one of the more popular southside rendezvous. Dinner, $2.00. BISMARCK HOTEL— Ml W. Randolph. Central 0123. Where service is a duty and the German dishes are a pleasant memory. Gruhel is head waiter. 'Dusk Till Dawn DELLS Dempster Road, Morton Grove. Morton Grove 1717. George Olsen and his orchestra and entertainers will be around for the grand opening, May 20. Eddie Ncihatir and his band are playing there now. EL HAREM 165 N. Michigan. Dear born 4388. The newest thing in night clubs. Turkish cuisine and oriental at- mosplu-re. Entertainment and Clarence Junes and his band. FROLICS 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. Charles Kaley and his band play the tunes and there's a floor show with sev eral wcllknown entertainers. Weekly cover charge, $1.00; Saturday, $1.50. MACKS CLUB 12 E. Pearson. White hall 6667. Harry Glyn and Trudy Da vidson ate featured in the revue and Keith Beecher and his orchestra turn out the music. Cover charge, $1.00. CLUB ALABAM 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. Chinese and Southern menu and Dave Unell and his band and a clever revue. Cover charge, $1.00. CLUB AMBASSADEUR 226 E. Ontario. Delaware 0930. Jimmic Noone and his orchestra are there to play for you and lor the floor show. And there is a popu lar after-theatre menu. No cover charge. BLACKHAWK 139 N. Wabash. Dear born 6262. Coon-Sanders and their band, who are leaving soon, and addi tional entertainment. Dinner, $1.50. No covet charge. CASA GRANADA 6800 Cottage Grove. Dorchester 0074. Jan Garber and his orchestra make grand music and the floor show is far and away above the ordinary. There is no cover charge. Billy Leather is head waiter. COLOS1MOS 2126 S. Wabash. Calu met 1127. Jimmy Meo and his orchestra play and there is a floor show of a dif ferent sort. A la carte service. No cover charge at any time an J dinner, $1.50. TERRACE GARDEN^ -Morrison Hotel, 79 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. Charlie Agnew and his outfit play and there's the famous Morrison kitchen to prenare your food. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. No cover charge. (.'RAND TERRACE 395 5 South Park way. Douglas 3600. Earl Hines and his orchestra, and Earl at the piano. A fast, colored floor show. Weekly cover charge, 50 cents; Saturdays, $1.00. TI4E CHICAGOAN 5 \ SUCCESS FUL summer -wardrobe J \ includes more tlian clotlies. uince tlie tone of your skin is itself invariably deeper in summertime — since the new shades of your summer things affect your own coloring, you really can t look your loveliest with last winter s cosmetics. Drop in at the Dorothy Gray salon and let's decide exactly what shades and types of make-up will be most becoming for you this summer. lor years we ve studied faces, coloring and clothes m their relation to cosmetics. Oince it won t obligate you one hit, why not go into the whole make-up question with our cosmetic stylist: lhere are warm, sunny shades o I Doro thy (jray lace powder -which you really ought to try. Uiere are seven new shades of Dorothy Gray rouge with which you 11 want to experiment. (Ihey come in both Compact and Cream .Rouge.) As for your eyes, we have — among other things- — some new ideas such as green and violet Eye iShadow, which sound odd hut look enchanting. Please feel welcome to drop in any time — and when you come, remind us to show you a bottle of Ounburn Cream. This creamy lotion completely prevents painful sunburn, allowing you to enjoy the sun in comfort. ) D. G.,193I DOROTHY GRAY 900 MICHIGAN AVENUE NORTH, CHICAGO Telephone WHItehall 5421 PARIS NEW YORK LOS ANGELES SAN FRANCISCO WASHINGTON ATLANTIC CITY 6 TI4E CHICAGOAN OPEN SATURDAY AND £tydum^£rtalsted MONDAY UNTIL 10 P.M. AND HERE we feature the charm, simplicity and hospitality of Provincial Furniture in this room built in co-operation with the Studio of Architecture and Furnishings of Good Housekeeping Magazine. Such a treatment is especially suitable for a small-size Living Room and very pleasing to the good taste of present day Home Makers. The room is a part of a monthly display exclusive at this Store in Chicago. Prices of Furniture in the Photograph Above: Charming High-back Rocking Chairs, each, $35; Fireside Tables of the same design, each, $25; Coffee Table with a shelf, $16; Cricket, $2.95. jf TAXI OVER FREE from the Loop or any Loop Railway Station to this Store. We pay on your arrival. No obligation to buy. Also Free Parking as long as you like. CHICAGOAN ON or about the date distinguished by return to these shores of our first shrilly greeted heroes of the War to End All War, the press began to buzz; with tidings of a new and scarcely less noble extension of helping hands across the sea. Trench doughboys having made the world safe for democ- racy at a cost not lightly written off, retrenchment dough' boys were setting sail with succor. Europe had lagged behind America in the science of solvency. Prosperity had blessed American arms despite a glorious contempt for expense by all hands. Efficient American bankers, economists, statesmen com' bining the talents of both, were off to set European finances in order, to teach the new economics, to show how pointless is poverty, how preferable and how plainly practical is pros perity intelligently administered ... it was to be a grand future. If we didn't go down to the boat to see the boys off it was because we were busy showering ticker-tape upon those olive drab columns marching the street below, or clipping coupons. It was not because the new volunteers were less hopefully dispatched. Theirs was a mission of mercy and theirs the demonstrated ability to make short work of it. Theirs the bland assurance that 'Change and the Bourse would be out of the trenches before Christmas, and ours the confidence that it would be even so. The moving finger hath chalked up many a quotation. And we, who never believed that we had more than an elementary knowledge of finance, markets, the flow of trade and the redis count rate, are gratified, in a perverse and unsatisfying kind of way, to find that we stand shoulder to shoulder with the experts. We don't know what do do about 1931 and neither do they. Accordingly, we fall obediently in line with their lofty example and retreat to a strategic position to await developments. Sports Department MR. ROGERS HORNSBY of the Cubs seems to be solv ing the mysteries of his new job by the good old Anglo- Saxon method of winning his own ball games. We're glad. Not because we especially admire Mr. Hornsby, although we might had we loved his predecessor less, nor yet because we thrill excessively over the success of Mr. Wrigley's enterprises pro or con. It must be because we like to sec a long shot come through whether we're on him or not. If one does, another may. If the Cubs can redeem their reputation perhaps Chi cago can, and we're on that nag with everything we've got. "Attaboy, Rajah!" Congratulations AS one Chicago publication to another, The Chicagoan congratulates The Chicago Herald and Examiner on the Fiftieth Anniversary of its founding. Fifty years is quite a spell, especially in Chicago and more especially in Chicago publication. We refuse to contemplate our own fiftieth anni versary, at least until we cross our fifth, but we do count on the active presence of The Herald and Examiner as one of the circumstances we shall celebrate in our Anniversary Number. That the newspaper will continue both present and active until that gala day we are considerably more confident than we are of anything else that occurs to us at the moment. Corroboration WE are assured by The Chicago Tribune in a column of its best reportorial manner that Leo V. Brothers was accorded a fair trial. A major portion of the column is de voted to an announcement in the same effect issued by the distinguished Judge Joseph Sabath on the occasion of his re fusal to grant a new trial. The case, in case you'd forgotten, is that of The People vs. Leo V. Brothers for the murder of one Alfred ("Jake") Lingle. We glean from these reportorial and judicial utterances that there was some doubt in some quarter or quarters as to the fairness of Mr. Brothers' conviction. In our guileless way we had assumed that twelve good men and true had rendered their verdict and the community had been rid of a fiendish assassin. Now that this assumption has been officially corrob orated, whether we needed it or not, we make bold to regard this as our final mention of a practically unmentionable incident. The Governor WE don't believe everything we hear about people in high places. It's so human and such fun to pelt silk hats. But there seems to be no doubt that Governor Louis L. Emmerson did veto a certain popular Act designed to sim plify life under Volstead and that he does consider the pro posed state income tax a dandy idea. If there were, his loud determination to rid Illinois of gangsters would dispel it. We begin to suspect that the Governor has experienced a change of ideal. An administration begun with Coolidge ret icence has bloomed abruptly in Hoover verbosity. The change is not conducive to applause from the stands. If the gangster offensive was a gesture for quick popularity we can think of a better one. It requires no more than a thoughtful ear to the dear old proposal to liberate Chicago and make it an honest commonwealth. It might be grateful enough to draft him for Governor. Requiescat in Pace IT was not, as its overcast skies fitly denoted, a fortnight of gaiety. It was saddened by the passing of Dr. Albert A. Michelson and Mr. Walter A. Strong in sequence as swift as that. Cities do not grow large enough to rebound lightly from blows like these. Dr. Michelson's gift was to the ages, Mr. Strong's to the day. They had little in common save steadfastness and Chi cago. Both assumed responsibility for trusts hard won and discharged that responsibility faithfully. Their loss is decidedly less Chicago's than mankind's. Science will carry on. So will Journalism. Only humanity will mourn the passing of two who conspicuously represented it in the court of Time. THE CHICAGOAN ions SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE CHICAGO ...Clothes that are different yet economically priced . . . C/or C Vcrr L 'ccttsiun MORNING Smart tailored suits in tweeds and imported wools... Sportive suits with plaid wool skirts and dark tailored jackets . . . Thin wool dresses with blouses and bolero . . . Prices start at 22.50 Polo Coats . . . Fine camel's hair — Chanel Coachman's style — every smart wardrobe should have one . . . Specially priced at 47.50 NOON Gay print dresses for every mood and occasion — Prints go everywhere . . . Unusual designs as well as distinctive styles — in wide variety of color and sizes . . . Pastel crepes for after noon . . . Prices start at 22.50 Debutante Millinery . . . Smart knit turbans . . . Ever smart panamas . . . Sportlike suedas . . . Prices start at . . . 10.50 AND NIGHT Evening Gowns for Spring and early summer in satins, printed crepes, laces with their little jackets . . . Here, if one is looking for flair one can find it . . . Also extremely new and smart georgette evening suits . . . Prices start at 42.50 Evening Wraps ... All lengths — in satin, taffeta velvets, and velveteen ... Prices start at 17.50 csl'ehuianie cJcislitons a i^liird ( J loor North Michigan at Chestnut TWE CHICAGOAN 9 THESE BRIGHT YOUNG PEOPLE The Greeks Had a Word for Them, Too By ARTHUR MEEKER. JR. HOW long is the life of the Bright that goes) without being stoned to afternoon not long ago when, much Young Person? In other words, death by their surfeited friends and against my better judgment, I was per- how many years may Bright Young relations? suaded to take part in an amateur People remain Bright Young People in This melancholy question presented theatrical performance — nay, more, to Chicago (or any other place, as far as itself to me with peculiar poignancy one assume, in a skit based on (I cannot say inspired by) the famous song, "Father, Dear Father, come home with me now," the unen- livening role of an early Ed wardian baby. (I suppose, as a matter of fact, twenty-five years ago that was ex actly what I was.) As I sat — enveloped in a woman's night gown (size for- ty) and an overgrown bon net trimmed with blue rib bons — gloomily poised on my go-cart, compos ing my features in a suitably vacuous pout, it came over me with a sudden and horrible rush, "Good Lord! What am I doing dressed up like this?" And I recalled the disturbing little story once told me by a friend of mine, a well known lady novelist, who suffered a similar flash of self -revelation crawling about on her hands and knees amidst a forest of chair- legs in her own dressing-room, whilst giving an imitation of a 10 TME CHICAGOAN grizzly bear (I think it was) in a charade. She felt, as I felt, the indig nity of the position in which quite voluntarily she had placed herself, and said, with great firmness, under her breath, all the time continuing to growl most realistically, "This is the end. I am much too old. I can never do it again." (Which is, alas, what you al ways say, until the next time.) On this occasion I glanced at my companions in distress and wondered if they were thinking what I was think ing, that there must be a limit some where to this kind of sophisticated nonsense. They were as old as I was (some of them even older). They looked, as I looked, quite exhausted through their rouge, in spite of the in evitable giggles and screams of "My dear, you're simply sensational!" They had all, as I had, done the same sort of thing over and over again for years. They had appeared in plays and vaude villes and tableaux and Junior League benefits ever since they had been able to walk. They had burlesqued, in turn, as each period came into vogue, the theatrical absurdities of 1849, of 1870, of 1890, of 1905 (which, by the way, in case you'd like to know is now in finitely the smartest epoch). Some of them were really far t<x) talented to be classed as amateurs. But they had ceased, as I had ceased, to be amateurs in quite another way. They had be come, as everyone must who follows the primrose path we've taken, Pro fessional Bright Young People. AS a class, I should say we work i harder than any analogous group in any other city I know. This is merely because numerically we are weaker. There are, in fact, so few of us that we have banded ourselves together in a fairly close corporation, which ad mits new members only after the most rigorous probation. We have no pre cursors, because the group that immc- 'But Mr. Urbanhammcr, I'm practically out to lunch." diately preceded us was swallowed up in the war and now waxes rich — and thunderingly dull- in our more fash' ionable northern suburbs. We have, as far as I know, no successors, because the group that followed us is too im mature, t(x> diffuse, too alcoholically ambiguous to have achieved as yet a special personality. We arc, at the mo ment, unique and also (we like to think) the most amusing set in town. If you would be one of us — and who would not?- there arc several rules it might be as well for you to learn before you proceed further. I have already suggested that the ability to shine, or at least the willingness to cooperate, in amateur dramatics and costume affairs of all varieties will do much for the prospective Bright Young Person. Here are some other hints, which I hope may prove equally valuable: (1) Don't be married. Or, if you feel you must be, don't be too happily married. Or, if you are happily mar ried, at any rate don't let it show too much at parties. Nothing is more be coming to a Bright Young Wife than a certain elusive suspicion of that which, for lack of a better word, I call the "hunting look." Of course, you are not hunting one man in particular: neither anybody else's husband, for that would be suburban, nor even some bachelor you know, for in this cosiest of communities bachelors are divided into two classes, those whom you've tried and found wanting, and those who wouldn't pay the faintest attention to you anyhow. It is just a vague, un satisfied, but alluring air of seeking for something that lies beyond — au deld, as the French more mysteriously put it. I should not, on the other hand, advise husbands to cultivate the masculine equivalent of the hunting look, for the simple reason that, like as not, it will lead them straight to the court of Do mestic Relations. But then, oddly enough, husbands rarely if ever develop into Bright Young People. (2) Don't, whatever you do, dis play detailed and superior knowledge on cultural matters, with the exception of tap dancing, bootleggers, and modern decoration. This docs not imply that you are prohibited from knowing as much as you care to about as many things as you like -Bright Young Peo ple are frequently both intelligent and clever only that, socially, you must never admit it. It is a most cramping rule. I, for instance, am doomed to go through life unfulfilled, simply be TI4E CHICAGOAN n cause my mind is a pent-up treasure house of the most exquisitely precise information concerning, amongst other things, the literary and political history of the Grand Siecle in France and the home lives of the more celebrated prima donnas of the Victorian era. But who would listen to me if I decided suddenly to grow instructive about Giulia Grisi or the use of the Jansenist movement? (3) Be ready, at a moment's notice (or less), to make a speech or write a poem on any given subject. This you will be forced to deliver at the gayest of dinner parties, at the top of your lungs, to an accompaniment of popping champagne corks and ribald laughter from those of your fellow-guests who have already come out with their con tributions. (The others will be far too busy scribbling notes on their place cards to heed what you are saying.) Bright Young People are forever writ ing poems. They write them when their friends go abroad for the summer, or come home for the winter, or move to New York to live, or get married or divorced, or have a book or a baby — in fact, the slightest pretext will serve. It is dreadfully wearing, as the season proceeds, and then the sprightliest pens have been known to falter a bit by the time the first crocus begins to push its face through the snow. The one re deeming feature of the situation is that nobody really expects you to be funny, so that if by some mad chance you are, the gratitude of your audience is out of all proportion to the worth of your wit, and you are made to feel like a daZ' zling combination of La Rochefoucauld, Oscar Wilde, and Lady Mary Wortley Montague — with a dash of Ella Wheeler Wilcox, for good measure. (4) Avoid bridge as you would the plague. I don't mean that you can't occasionally, perhaps even frequently, indulge in a quiet rubber of contract behind closed doors with a few of your intimates. But on all public occasions you must remember that bridge is definitely out-of-date. Backgammon is permitted as a substitute, but not rec ommended, for the obvious reason that anybody can play it, and practically everyone does. The really smart diver sions of the Nineteen-Thirties are par lour games, of the innocuous type that "Little Women" delighted in, and which flourish at their most exuberant best in the early work of Mr. William Dean Howells. Ten years ago you would have had to have attended the dreariest of Boston Sunday evening "Well, Sidney, if yon feel you really must liave mulberries, I'll order them. supper parties in order to observe the natives at their barbarous aboriginal diversions, — but quite recently the craze has triumphantly revived, and swept across the country with such overwhelm ing success that you really cannot nowa days dine out in safety, unless you are prepared instantly to think of a list of diseases that begin with an R, or trail an animal-vegetable-or-mineral enigma to its lair — where it is liable to resolve itself into something as maddeningly intangible as the feeling-you-have-when- you - look - at - the - minute - hand - of - the - clock - of - the - Wrigley - Tower - on - Tuesday. YOU have spelling bees. And match picture puzzles. And play Ana grams. And Telegrams. And Adverbs. And Consequences. And Twenty Ques tions. And Guggenheim (which is the hardest of all). And then, very likely, someone suggests Analogies, that most dangerous of pastimes, in which one person is sent out of the room while the rest select some other person to de scribe, whose identity he must guess by a series of indirect questions, such as "What kind of music is he like?" or "What article of furniture does he re mind you of?" This usually ends in the guest of honour's being selected to guess herself, and stamping home in a pet because she has been likened to a modern Swedish metal umbrella stand or even (in extreme cases) a hunk of Bologna sausage. But no doubt I have already said as much as is necessary to convince you of the manifold difficul ties of being a genuinely Bright Young Person. N. B. : In case you have not heard enough, write to me, in care of the Editor of The Chicagoan, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope, and I shall be only too happy to send you quantities of sweet personal counsel, together with a brochure I am now in the process of composing, which is guaranteed to enable any jeune fille to pass her thirty-fifth birthday without turning — grim thought! — into a Brave Little Woman. hSTK SNOOTY THOUGHTS I Chicago Ladies all wear pearls, Ancient matrons, ditto girls, Detail in which they all conform, It is their social uniform. II The Symphony is wonderful, The Symphony is great, It's quite an eminent faux pas, To be two seconds late. To sit in rapt attention, While Bach is being played, The proper social gesture For matron and for maid. — TRYFEINA CARR. 12 THE CHICAGOAN By FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT MY lance is free. But I did feel at the Town Hall meeting in New York that I should not criticize the next Fair unless I had something better in mind. So, spon taneously, for the listeners on that oc casion I built three Fairs that might properly be called Modern and got myself so interested that soon designs for the three will be published — Cap tion: Three Progress-Fairs for One — - because I believe all three could be realized for the cost of the next one. Constructive criticism is fair criti cism? This Three Progress-Fairs for One is rebuke to the all-too-happy smile European Modern Architecture is in dulging because a few lucky, or un lucky, American eclectics are all afraid of ideas, all in a huddle over "a cross- section of something or other" — the phrase is the eclectics' own — with plenty of room for individuality if the huddle is sure individuality is without originality. Why another Fair as a foolish en deavor to prove that the Nineteenth can yet be the Twentieth Century in Architecture? Why again show the old Columbian Fair with its face lifted— if not its seat saved, in the name of Progress? Why again all the old familiar stage-props: the fountain, the lagoon with a couple of miles of buildings wrapped around it, terraces more than ever and more shrubs in tubs, more fake mass-architecture . . . this time Babylonian? Why, by way of the skyscraper- minded (mark the progress?), is the old Chicago Fair, next time, "going to look more like New York seen from one of its own high buildings" (the Fair's own Fair-language); this done by the skyscraper-pilots adding a few more decks, swapping stairs for ramps and ordering many — oh many — so very many cheap elevators? But since we all have her to look at anyway — tem porarily — why build a fair in Chicago to imitate New York? It is easy to out- new New York. Or out-York New York either. What Progress this? And how fair? I submit that face-lifting in Archi tecture does not make Modern Archi tecture. Modern Architecture is young Architecture, thought-born and thought-built, less expensive, even for a Fair, than sham. So, why in the name of Progress does ALL'S FAIR As the Architects View the Lake Front Chicago make more '"ensemble" of lower the cost burden on the corn- fake- mass-architecture falsified by munity holding the Fair the buildings Babylonian, just to "impressively" in- must be designed using the most eco- terfere with the interesting individual nomical materials and construction exhibits expected to pay for it? It methods. Since the World's Colum- looks too much the way the same sort bian Exposition in 1893, the cost of la- of thing sounds over the radio nowa- bor has greatly increased, but the ef- days only the other way around : in- ficiency of labor has been greatly stead of the advertising interfering with increased by placing in the mechanics' the music the Architecture interferes hands the many with the advertising. Why advertise with the same old economic-crime to get the same old ugly civic kick-back we already know so well? Why more of the Architectural fakery that is another curse of the same stripe of culture that has sick ened us in five or six failures here tofore, no matter how fancy its new "vest" or up-"lifted" its equivoca face? And, why it is so hard to get sensible Americans interested for the seventh wiifftfiii time in that old Fair just because it is to have a more constrained (or strained) smile due to plastic-surgery is not so hard to see, except as they may come on in from the country on a load of poles or "something or other." The old Fair killed Architecture for America. The next one will bury the corpse. Organic Architecture may then flourish on American ground. By C. W. FARRIEK THE construction of buildings for a World's Fair lasting for a short period of time presents a problem to the architects which is very different from the problems confronting them in their usual course of practice. In order to machines developed by re search and applied science. The architects designing the World's Fair buildings have accepted the problem of build ing these short lived, ecnomi- cally constructed buildings and are shaping their designs so as to use, as far as possible, the mate rials made inexpensive through the increasing of the efficiency of the labor put into them by the help of modern machinery. The buildings for A Century of Prog ress will, as a result, kx>k entirely different from those of the World's Columbian Exposition. It is hoped that these efforts will be rewarded by bringing about as great a step in architectural prog ress as rewarded the architects who were responsible for the World's Columbian Exposition. S: 'Zg-fi >f {• , t- "• ¦*- • ' " |£is! § fe i' '?:'$ w |<J i- -J >* if X to fe>S'''::" l^SSs THE CHICAGOAN 13 ¦¦'.-¦ -V- ¦:¦" "•V.!^^.\~^'?.;.\:V:"iV^ By SHEPARD VOGELGESANG THE program of an evolutionary architecture for the Chicago World's Fair demands development of the use of color. First because the buildings are of materials which re quire paint for protection as well as finish. Second because a re-statement of the White City of 1893 or of the pastel Polychromy of the San Fran cisco Fair begs the question of color in architecture and of the decorative use of paint. The conception of classic beauty in 1893 was independent of a sense for color. The temples of Greece, the ^Fora of Rome and the projects of the Ecole de Beaux Arts set on Ameri can shores called up a vision of flashing white marble in green groves to both the popular and architectural minds' eye. Traces of color were detected by scholars and even incorporated in repro ductions of classic buildings abroad J!#$l at the time, but the American would believe only reluctantly in paint on the pediments of the Parthenon. The San Francisco Fair admitted the use of color but was built in vague imitation of monumental materials — ¦ travertine and verde and giallo antico marbles. Not so the actual and projected buildings of the Chicago Fair. Here the avowed aim is the frank use of the synthetic materials of modern building technology and, where necessary, to protect the structures with the pig ments of modern chemistry. This Fair has to achieve a real dignity for build ings constructed of materials with only industrial, not classic associations, to invest the products of machinery with psychological qualities which they lack, to convince the observer that the ma chine age is not of necessity expressed in terms of bold materialism but can also stimulate and delight his feel ings and interest. The dependence of manufactured products on process after process, and a final treatment for pro tection is a technical analogy to the aesthetic one of the dependence of this architecture on color for finished ex pression. By L. SKIDMORE THE architects' plans for the World's Fair are modern. They are simply planning the designing with an understanding that a great epoch has begun, that a new spirit exists, recognizing that day by day it is creating its own style. Call it building in a modern manner, with new synthetic economical building materials, new specialized methods of production, which in turn when unified by a creative architect will produce a building animating all the work of an epoch — the result being an architecture which has its own special character and not the reproduction of styles of the past. '.'? In addition, the World's Fair Board of Trustees and Architects have the vision and conviction to recognize this condition and the possi bilities of a World's Fair as a proving grounds for the most up to date ideas of the age, even to the point of exag geration, since it is a passing show which will present all progress to the present day and will also indicate the future. By HUBERT BURNHAM IT is my sincere belief that the 1933 Chicago Fair will be the most in teresting and beautiful exposition that has ever been held anywhere. The average citizen of Chicago has little conception of what it will be like, but before the Fair opens I am convinced that almost everyone will be extremely enthusiastic about it. Consider the wonderful location on the shore of the Lake and practically in the city's front yard. Also consider modern methods of construction, light, materials, color, etc., that are available. Then consider the scheme of presenting the exhibits in the form of a dramatic story of science, and there can be no doubt of the success of the Fair. By E. H. BENNETT ARCHITECTURAL aspects will re- i fleet the tendencies of the day as to taste in forms, detail and color. That is inevitable! It is expected that methods of con- [turn to page 27] 14 THE CHICAGOAN £r b\ BASEBALL Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh, Wnglcy Field, May 23, 24, 2T, 31; Brooklyn, June 2, 3, 4, 5; New York, June 6, 7, 8, 9; Philadelphia, June 10, 11. 12, 13; Boston, June 14, 15, 16; Cincinnati, July 4; St. Louis, July 5, 6, 7. Chicago White Sox and Washington, Comiskcy Park, May 19. 20. 21; Detroit, May 26, 27, 28; Philadelphia, June 19, 20, 21, 22; New York, June 23, 24, 25; Washington, June 26, 27, 28, 29; Boston, June 30, July 1, 2; Cleveland, July 8, 9, 11, 12. GOLF British Amateur Championship; North Devon Golf Club, Westward Ho! Eng land, May 18-23. CD. G. A. Handicap Event; Lincolnshire Country Club, May 27. British Open Championship; Carnoustie Golf Club, Scotland, June 1-6. District Qualifying Round; National Open, Mcdinah Country Club, June 8. British Women's Championship; Royal Portmarnock Golf Club, Ireland, lime 8-13. C. D. G. A. Handicap Event; Elmhurst Country Club, June 10. Western Open Championship; Dayton, Ohio, June 17-20. HORSE RACING Aurora, Exposition Park Jockey Club, Aurora, Illinois twenty day May 23. ' Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, May 16. Washington Park, Washington Park Jockey Club, Homcwood. Iilin days, May 25-June 27. The American Derby, Washington Park, June 20. Arlington Park, Arlington Park Jockey Club, Arlington Height thirty days, June 29-August 1. HORSE SHOWS throiii/h ois, thirty Illinois, South Shore Country Club, June 8-11. Onwentsia Country Club, June 19-20. POLO Oak Brook Polo Club, official opening game, Sunday, May 31 at 3: 3D REGATTAS p. m. Outboard Race, Ottawa Outboard Club; Ottawa, Illinois, June 7 Intercollegiate Association Regatta; Hudson River, Poughkeensie New York June 17. Eastern Intercollegiate Outboard Regatta; Skancatelcs Lake. New York, June TENNIS Davis Cup, North America vs. South America; Chevy Chase Club Washing ton, May 28-29. All England Championship; Wimbledon, June 22-July 4. Big Ten Outdoor Meet, at Northwestern, May 22-23 National Collegiate Meet, at Stagg Field, June 5-6~ " Twenty-Seventh Annual Stagg Track and Field Interscholast.c. StuKi! F.e'd June 12-13. THE CHICAGOAN 15 TOWN TALK A Fortnightly Garland of Timely Frivolities By RICHARD A T W A T E R Song for a Turkish Cowboy There was a Wazir, made to tax Tur\s, The quintessence of wiles and of quac\'s quir\s: The \nave, with his \nives And his whis\ers and wives, "Would have made quite a scene in a waxwor\s. "Why, Wolf, What False Teeth You Have!" THAT fairy story might just as well have ended with Little Red Riding Hood crying "How grandmotherish you look, Wolf," putting the senile animal into the oven and enjoying a tasty sup per, with gravy. Nor would such an outcome surprise the wary modern, used to noble statesmen turning out to be Stuffed Shirts; knowing just what Ghost Writer did the latest autobiog raphy of this or that famous figurehead; and frequently betting correctly on a mighty prizefighter proving himself a Hollow Shell. In a world where dummies and dou bles are seldom unemployed, the an nouncement, in fellow-citizen Edwin Baird's Real Detective magazine, that Al Capone is dead and that the part for some time has been filled by George Spelvin, burst into public notice with something less than the surprise of a Thunderbolt from the Blue. As we read the details of the charge, it did seem to us the story might have been penned in a more convincing manner, but we are unusually hard to please, being of so credulous frame of mind that we still don't think Mr. Capone is a Mr. Calabrese. We cling to our orig inal belief that the Capone effect is really gained with the usual equipment of nicely placed mirrors and a screen of one-way glass. At that, it's not altogether prepos terous that a Beer Baron should turn out to have been needled, that a dealer in gin should prove to be himself syn thetic, that a whiskey importer should have been "cut" on his way from the warehouse, that a noted monicker should be as dubious as the label on his bottles. Perhaps all bootleggers are their own half-brothers, the one form of relationship they have never before been called. For that matter, why limit the investigation to bootleggers? In the field of humor alone, we're willing to listen to the theory that Cal Coolidge and Will Rogers exchanged identities at an early age, say in a south side hospital, that Elinor Glyn is really Ed Wynn, that the Post has bought the Tribune and that Mr. Seabrook's jungle book tastes much like veal. We hear the demand for veal at the restaurants has fallen off a little lately, by the way. Prohibition 's Progress AND that hipflaskers bound to the ZY dances now carry what is known as double-shot gin, instead of the effete old recipe which was only 50 per cent alcohol. Another ten years and they'll be just be carrying pocketfuls of alky in one-ounce bottles, to be swallowed, glass and all, like quinine capsules. <*All Quiet on the Lake Front </"TPHE Trustees might have con- 1 tinued the Repertory Company had there been a more widespread pub lic interest manifested." — (From an Art Institute announcement of what no body, oddly, has nicknamed the Good- management committee.) There was plenty of public interest in the Goodman theater, especially dur ing the last year or so. The trouble, we suggest, is that the interested Chi cagoan never quite found out where the Goodman was located, or how to get there. Probably thousands of potential audiences, if they had got there, would have walked by, thinking it was just an entrance to the famous Chicago sub way, but knowing as the subway wasn't finished there wasn't much use going in. The Trustees, to get these crowds in, should have put turnstiles at the en trance to the Goodman. That would have ensured success. Next to stand ing in line, there is nothing that the human race likes better than to walk through a turnstile. And the clicking sound would have been a further ad vertisement that something— whether a subway train or an entertaining show — was going on, at the mysterious foot of those rarely discovered stairs. Our Grinning Gondoliers WATER-TAXI-ing, in this mod ern Venice, is still somewhat in the class of commercial aviation; most of the people who stand at the bridge-railings looking down at the speedboats are scared to try them. As one who has been frequently whisked in one of these things from Daily News Plaza to Old Wrigley Stairs in what seems like a very comfortable thirty seconds, with no more contretemps than a dash of spray on the left cheek, we were surprised the other day when a friend who is a veteran of more than one battle and bottle confessed he was postponing his first water-taxi ride for another year or two. (He then climbed into an earth-taxi which swung down Lake Street, in and out of the elevated pillars.) Our speed gondoliers, we've discov ered, are gallant fellows: if you're a comely looking girl, they'll let you sit up in front with them; even so, they do not neglect the comfort of the out side gentleman in the second seat, but turn around and give you an apprecia tive grin when rounding the river bend, as if to say "Here's washing your face, Sir!" zAdd Chicago Burlesques WHAT with all these Jubilees and seeing that the scenes of Chicago plays are changed to a Myth ical Kingdom when their companies come here, after New York has laughed at such plays for a year, we don't know that Mayor Cermak has much time for books. If so, we especially commend Clifford Raymond's Our Very Best Citizens. Mr. Raymond's engaging idea of having a pineapple racketeer "or ganize" the Little Groups and Liberal Movements locally makes three hundred diverting pages of civic reading, call the result a novel, a satire of a bur lesque as you will. We solemnly urge 16 THE CHICAGOAN "And, Major, you really must watch for the June sales in </»/7/.v." His Honor to peruse it carefully and then decide whether it, to be consistent, should not be suppressed (in Chicago) at once. Well, maybe not solemnly. Penthouse College ANDRE SKALSKI is now a Prcxy, L and a pretty lofty Prexy too: his new University of Music, Inc., occu pying nothing less than the penthouse on the Buckingham building. (For cur riculum consult the Dean; for more steam in radiators consult the Duke.) By this time, the rafters of Old Pent house Hall are doubtless ringing with voice, piano, orchestra, and Skalskish expostulations. We should think the roof ought to make a pleasant campus on an unrainy day; hope all the mem bers of the team win the coveted "M"; and know where President Skalski can get a good Professor of Greek, Pros ody and the Application of Heat to Columns, if there's such a vacancy in the University of Music, Inc. "When It's Springtime in the Rockies—" FROM the esteemed Ste.imbo.it Springs, Colorado, Pilot via our gracious Antonia: "Steamboat is coming to the fore — latest addition is a bootblack, who is installed in the Eckstine fe? Lawless shop." The Snail and the Snipe [Lloyd Lewis, in the Daily News, says what he called the Merchandise Mart was "the tomb ol the unknown drummer," not "the monument of the unknown merchant." This forces us to write Mr. Lewis an entirely new poem.] The sun was sinning on the snow Where a snooty .snail was snoozing, When from above, down to below, A sudden .snipe came cruising. Willi .snapping bill the snipe slipped down, His u'ing.s creating breezes That made the snail loo\ up, arid frown. And utter several sneezes. "1 meant to snea\ up," snarled the snipe, 'And in your snorings, catch you. But now you've heard my shrillish pipe, How shall I .snugly snatch you?" A silent sneer the snail then gave, And .snubbed the snipe severely: For snails quite .snobbishly behave And snippishness love dearly. Thus scorned, the snipe began to sniff: "I only meant to snare you," He .sighed, "O .snail, forgive me, if You .seemed to sec me scare you." "1 snicker," now the snail confides, "At your remarks so fruity. I trust I shall not split my sides," Sneered now that snail so snooty. " "Strut-," snapped the snipe, "it isn't fair That you should die of laughing, When, as I .snooped down through the air, I thought soon to be quaffing." "Is that the word for sipping snails?" Was snorting snail's swift query. "Ho," said the snipe, "but it seldom fails. As you'll soon see, my dearie — " An eve a-starting from each horn, For fear it might hurt badly, The snippish snail soon lost his scorn As the swallowing snipe felt gladly. * * * Thus ended he who sat and sneered, And \et with those I quarrel Who sax the snail .should not have leered. To be a snipe s the moral. THE CHICAGOAN 17 The Pipes of McPan ANOTHER thing that takes you out i into the open air is bagpipes, and we urge the more ambitious of our readers to form a bagpipe team at once, take it on Sunday excursions to the for est preserve or trie Indiana dunes, and write us a report of the consequences David Allen, an ex-bagpiper, was tell ing us about the dudelsacks, and we got quite interested. It was news to us that bagpipes are filled with molasses. At least with a little molasses, to keep the skin of the windbag from cracking. The pipe that plays the tune is called the chanter. The pipe the kilted McPan blows with his lips is just a windpipe. The pipes that drone all the time, in lieu of bass chords, are called the drones. Scotch pipes have three drones, Irish two; the drones being tunable to the key desired for the melody. Bagpipes sound terrible indoors; but so, thinks Mr. Allen, do bagpipe "ar rangements" on the piano. Outdoors, especially when played in tandem and accompanied by drummers, they incite the masculine breast to thoughts of war (Francis Giughlin says a good bagpipe band would make an Irishman want to fight his own mother). There is an advantage, if one is marching in a parade on a hot day, in playing a bag pipe. The molasses-sweetened air emerging from the pipes over your shoulder attract the flies away from your perspiring face. The idea of hanging a derby hat over the end of the pipes to produce a muted effect is impracticable. The hat would merely be blown to pieces, af firms our informant. That's about all we remember about the pipes. Except that once, when Mr. Allen was in New York, he suddenly heard the sound of bagpipes on Broadway. Investigating the celestial sounds, he found a gentle man, with a clerical collar, standing on a corner attempting to play an outfit he had apparently just purchased. The results were unsuccessful, one of the reeds or something refusing to stay put in its proper position. As a veteran piper, Mr. Allen finally volunteered to tell the clergyman, or maybe it was Mr. Belasco, what to do: take a hair and put it under the reed, an old Scotch-Irish trick. The cleric removed his hat to look for a hair, but turned out to be almost completely bald. Finallv he discovered one above his left ear. The trick worked, the reed stayed put. and Mr. Belasco (or whoever it was) played The Last Rose of Summer correctly for the admiring Broadway throngs. The only improvement on this fable that Mr. Kurt Stein could suggest at the moment, was that the gentleman should have pulled the necessary hair from an Irish police officer's horse's tail. The consequence of such an act, until the happy moment when the tune was played, may quietly be imagined. Prose, Prizes and Poetry FOR its first award of prizes en couraging our geniuses not to leave Town, the Chicago Foundation for Lit erature nicely picked Henry Justin Smith (prose) and George Dillon (poetry) . We are unable to verify the rumor that Mr. Dillon immediately turned to Mr. Smith and said, "Here, take my prize too." The gesture, how ever, would have been pretty safe: Smith would have handed it back at once, probably with an indignant snort. One of which we will likely get for the following TONE POEM FOR A MANAGING EDITOR Bees in a budget Swarm in a typewriter attacked by matadors As sombre footsteps of major chords Climb a harp of sardonic laughter — Two pianos playing Debussy Sit in one chair at SchlogVs "Emory, do you remember 'way back when it was only an orphan who had no mother to guide her?" 18 THE CHICAGOAN Tortured by a chorus of trombones — Gulliver playing a violin In a net of 442,231 views on many topics Soars to a "Wagnerian height Changing to snow that falls in ironic white chromatics Through which he struggles home — An eagle against the moon — Naughtycal MOST entertaining, to us, book of the year: The Maiden Voyage, by Felix Riesenberg and Archie Binns. The captain takes his new bride aboard his new schooner, and the result is a hurricane combination of South Wind and What Price Glory, not to mention the comedies of Aristophanes. (By the 'Mother, does he have a sex-life, too? way, Mr. von Sternberg, here's your next picture for Miss Dietrich as the hopeful maiden among the apprecia tive sailor men.) We can't imagine why the bcxik reviewers haven't made a perceptible fuss about The Maiden Voyage. A slight clue to this mystery is afforded by D. E. Hobelman, who confides that he reviewed the book for the Post, but Llewellyn was afraid to print what he wrote. <vf Notable Factory FACTORY tours are often inter esting. Perhaps you would like to be personally escorted through the Town Talk Factory, where we are now punching out these little paragraphs on a special metal for you to hang later around your neck. Now that you are in the Town Talk Factory, probably the first thing you notice is how noisy it is. That awful racket you hear, ladies and gentlemen, is not a riveting machine next door, but a caterpillar tractor dragging a dirt truck underneath our window while twenty-eight horses, with fifty- six stamping hoofs, pull scoops around in apparent aimlessness in the middle distance. In fact, ladies and gentle men, this would have been a good day for Supt. Riq to work in his downtown offices rather than at his south side mills. What, you may ask, is the reason for all this scene of turbulent con fusion? Well, some think it is the city government improving a beach known as Rainbow Park, but the fact is we ordered the caterpillar, the twenty-eight horses, and the king's men, just to help us think. This is known as straight- line production. The sand, passed from one scoop to another, is thus strained seven times before the cater pillar steps on it and changes it to pure noise. The noise enters our win dow (D), goes in one ear (E) and out the other (F) and thus into the type writer (L. C S.) and by a special secret process (shut that window, will you please? Enough noise has come in for this sample paragraph) an item comes out in ribbon form noting that sixty per cent of our lives are spent in shoes: one hundred per cent, if you are a horse; pumps, if you are a gigolo. This starts a phonograph (P) which plays "I got shoes, you got shoes, all Gutzon Borglum got shoes," which Hearst's shoe, more than it does us. The noise of the tractor now becomes really deafening and the special secret THE CHICAGOAN 19 process, thus overloaded, blows a fuse. For this reason we will be unable to show you another secret proeess, in the next room, actually at work. But it's something about printing this depart ment in what is known to the trade as Jacques' Red ink. This ink has a pro nounced peppermint aroma, even after it is dry, and as soon as we get a few details worked out, will enable the reader not only to move his lips while reading Town Talk, but to smack them heartily. The Storm Before the Calm Laid low by a frenzied Amazon, My home's a no man's land: Bang! go the chairs and tables 'neath Her devastating hand! Terrible as a Val\yr She flies from room to room With the ambulance of her dustpan, The cannon of her broom. Her feet are charging horses That gallop from wall to wall; Her cries scream out li\e bugles As cobwebs prostrate fall. Her ominous scrubpail thunders As her lightning mop swoops past: T^ever were there such seas of doom Since Darling housecleaned last. Why all this Fury's frenzy, This apocalyptic fight? Why, a couple of friends are coming To dine with us tonight. Serene as any siren, The coffee then she'll pour; And only I will \now this peace Is that which follows war. — PROF. JEKYLL. Skitter-Scatters IF Herbert Hyde is at his pipe organ console, Joseph Ator would like to hear him play "Just a Jekyll-O" . . . Howard Mann, deacon-visaged sport editor, was alarmed at a fan letter after one of his radio talks, "I thought your voice was wonderful but would prefer to hear it whispering sweet nothings from a pillow" . . . We promised not to tell what noted Chicagoan (not Leo Brothers), wrote Mr. Brothers' pub lished song ballad . . . Paul Whiteman, investigates Yank Taylor, rides an Austin car only in the jokes, actually motoring in a chauffeur- driven Ford . . . The author of a re cent Chicago gang novel (not Clifford Raymond) had to take medicine for his nerves for a few weeks afterward . . . J. U. ("King of the Black Isles") Nicolson is translating the Canterbury Tales for Covici-Friede. Fifteen per cent royalties for removing Chaucer's double consonants and final -e's would not be too much, suggest we . . . "Walter Dill Scott, Builder," cap tioned the J^ews over an editorial the other day, we luckily not being in the composing room to set it "Great Scott" or "Big Dill, the Builder" . . . Riq, forbidden when on the Post to discuss theatres for fear of duplication with regular drama department, guffawing at D. H. (not David Hobelman) in that paper May 1 taking a whole column to roast (unamusingly) a play review by C. J. Bulliet . . . The Post, by the way is about to cross the river to the new brick building, and we hope that'll help it turn the corner . . . Book critics just discovering the author of The Glass Key is important reading might hunt up our comment, years ago, on his Red Harvest . . . From an Economy Spectator article we get the idea Illinois, in Indian language, meant "Where-men-are-men" . . . Which still doesn't explain why prize fight referees count to ten instead of some other number. Or is it because "X" marks the spot? Fine and Dandv is the sort of show that just fits Joe Cook, so it is a pretty happy state of affairs at the Erlanger. 20 THE CHICAGOAN CHICAGOANA Cinema Lobby Overtone '<\ A /ELL, maybe soon we'll be V V getting in. They say it's a swell show, so maybe we'd might as well wait. What did the usher say? Huh? Seven minutes? That's all right, seven minutes ain't long to wait. Why once in New York I waited thirty- five minutes at the Paramount to see some punk picture that wasn't worth waiting thirty-five minutes to see. I never told you about being to the Para mount in New York when I was there? Well, I just must of forgot. How do I remember who I was with? That was six months ago anyways. Well, as I remember it was Eddie Kirkpat- rick as was with me. What picture? My gosh, dearie, I'm telling you it was six months, at least six months ago. No, no, there wasn't no woman with me. Eddie's married and wouldn't think of stepping out with no other woman neither. No, I wouldn't think of it neither. No, and I wouldn't do it without thinking, too. Listen, what are you always piping up with that sort of talk for anyways? Listen, you know I wouldn't go out with women, honey. "Well, just why the hell is it so funny that I can't remember what pic ture I seen at the Paramount six months ago in New York? Do you re member what you seen at the Chicago six months ago, huh? Answer me that. Ruth Chatterton in Anybody's "Woman? My Gawd, what a mem'ry. Aw, you're just making that up. No, really? Gosh, you sure got a won- d'rful mem'ry, Gracie. I gotta hand it to you. Because it always made you think of my sister? Why, you — That's a downright insult and further more it ain't funny. Mable is just as decent as you ever was. That's a lousy crack to make. You better keep your mouth shut if you gotta say cracks like that last one. "What do you mean you seen me out with a blonde last Wednesday noon to lunch? Who was you with if I may make so bold to ask? Huh7 Yeah, I bet you was with Evelyn. Well, what if I was. You know her. Yeah, it was Lulu. I told you you know her. Yeah, and it was just busi ness. Absolutely business. You ought to know me better and that. Well, it was business, I'm telling you. She's in By DONALD PLANT my department and we was lunching to talk about what was next week's window display for my department to be like. No, we couldn't. I'm too busy to talk about it during hours. Well, listen, you can't talk about all your business during business hours. That ain't what they're for all the time. I mean I was t(xi busy all morning and I wanted to get it de cided by three o'clock. Listen, I'm tell ing you the straight truth and you cm believe it or not and to hell with with it. Anyway, Lulu is a hell of a lot better salesgirl than you ever was when you was at the store. Now, shut up, we're going in and this is a talkie, will you?" Windozv Gazing RECENTLY we saw Edward Ever ett Horton (and Douglas Fair banks and Bebe Daniels, too) in Reaching for the Moon. H o r t o n's Peeping-Tom sequence reminded us ot another Peeping-Tom of the same sort. Not the snooper type, you understand, who is always being arrested on com plaints of old women in Evanston or Oak Park, but more of the fraternity house variety found at a co-educational university. This fellow was sitting at the win dow of his own fairly well -lighted hotel room gazing out at the window of a well-lighted room across the court. The shade of his neighbor's window was up and his neighbor, a comely young woman, was preparing for bed. She was pretty careless about it, too, and took her time undressing before her window. "Well," said her observer at the end of the show, "did you see the bunch of clothes that woman took off? She cer tainly is modest!" 'Dog Story THE Spaniel family, and there are at least eight branches including Toys, is naturally inclined towards the scenting and flushing of small game and game-birds. Even the Toy Spaniel breeds that are pets purely and simply still have a bit of the hunter in them. Which leads us back to a recent morning when our dog was leading us through the park and, eventually, up to another dog-walker, a woman of ma tronly proportions, and her charge, an English Toy Spaniel, that had become well entangled in the bushes and un derbrush. Without much trouble we managed to separate twigs, branches and shuits from the leash and harness of the small Spaniel. His mistress was grateful and he seemed pretty well pleased about it, too. "Gregory just loves chasing squir rels," she explained. "And just now he espied one of the little fellows and literally jerked the leash right out of his Mommsie's hand. Didn't you, you rogue?" She stooped, with more ease than we'd have thought, and picked up the Toy. "And you know," she continued, "whenever Gregory espies a little squir rel I can always tell, because there is always just a soupcon of diablerie in his eyes." Would You Believe It? E hate to mention it again, but this Jubilee racket reminds us of the Carterville Jubilee, though the good folk of Carterville didn't call it that. There must have been, however, rejoicing and festivity. A few months ago Carterville, a southern Illinois mining town with a population of 4,000, had no prohibi tion enforcement whatsoever. Munic ipal funds had been exhausted. There wasn't a coin in the treasury. The city marshal resigned because his income had stopped, and liquor was sold pub licly. Residents of Carterville and of nearby towns and farmers of the local ity were steady customers, and boot leggers, though they really weren't members of that order at the time, be cause it was all so above board, were THE CHICAGOAN 21 doing a great business in nice, fresh gin and corn lieker. A horrified delegation of the local W. C. T. U. called on the mayor with demands that the situation be remedied immediately or a request for state troops would be made. The mayor said there was no way to arrest the bootleggers without a complaint being sworn and that no one had complained. Furthermore, he said, if a complaint were sworn he had no officer of any sort to make the arrests. And, even if the bootleggers were arrested there was no money to feed them. That was the state of affairs. And we have never heard how the whole thing turned out, so perhaps it's still jubilee season in Carterville. Qorn Country Again AND there was a small town sheriff /V who, with several deputies, was conducting a raid on liquor distillers operating in his county. Several suc cessful surprise raids had been made and the word that the heat was on had gone the rounds fast. On the next charge the sheriff and his cohort came upon a well-locked door. The back door of the shack was likewise unyield ing. So back to the front door raced the raiders. The sheriff, gun drawn, banged on the door and demanded immediate en trance in the name of the law. There was no response from within (which is the customary statement to make here) . "Unlock the door," bawled the sher iff, "or we'll bust 'er in with an ax. . . . Where do you keep your ax?" 'Diminutive PROBABLY the artless and all too coy phrase "have a little drinkie" is now being used by everyone all over town. It's rather too bad, but it is that sort of thing that is caught up and over-worked over-night. The three lovely hetairai (and you must know by this time that that is the word for them) who introduced the phrase to the town from the Harris stage made rather a paradox of the phrase. After all "drinkie" is, one would assume, a diminutive of "drink." At least it has the usual diminutive- forming suffix, "ie" (or i. e., "ie," if you will). Certainly the triumvirate didn't go in for drinks of small size, nor was there anything diminutive about the quantity. It's all very baf fling. flare-Back THE day after the last issue of The Chicagoan reached the news stands Charlotte Reynolds, author of that poem of swaying meter, Circus Sights, that appeared in that issue, re ceived a telephone call from Dr. Harry Mock. Dr. Mock told her how much he had enjoyed her verse on the circus and, also, how vivid he thought her description of the fateful bicyclist in the last few lines of the poem. In fact, he said he had found those lines so graphic and intense that he was sure she must have witnessed the accident of a few weeks ago and had had that in mind when she wrote the poem. Miss Reynolds assured him that she had not seen the accident, that she had attended the circus before the mis hap had taken place, but that she was referring to this man as one who was "clowning with disaster and with death" in her word picture. The bicyclist, Walter Neiss, Dr. Mock told her, was still alive in St. Luke's Hospital and that he was under his care. Neiss, the doctor added, had had his back broken in the fall and would be in a cast for, probably, eight months, but is doing nicely, and that he would be taken that issue of The Chicagoan that afternoon. I'D RATHER BE ME I've looked at the people I've met, each day; I've looked at the world a lot; And I've decided that, anyway, I'd rather be me than not! — MARY CAROLYN DAVIES. 'Who told you Sears Roebuck was issuing a nezv catalogue? 22 THE CHICAGOAN WHEN "WHOOPEE" WAS A WAR CRY Moody Reflections on a Gaudy Era ILLIAM THOMAS STEAD, editor of The Pall Mall Gazette of London from 1883 to 1889, came to Chicago at the close of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, follow ing his flair for vice, and straightway began nosing around. He was the son of an English Congregationalist clergy man, born in Embleton, Northumber land, in July, 1849, and strictly brought up in the provinces, not reach ing London until he was thirty-two years old. The psychoanalysts have had a great deal to say about the men tal and spiritual characteristics of such earnest souls, and they often appear to be actuated by motives quite other than those they sincerely profess, which are more complimentary in such cases to their zeal than to anything else. He began stirring things up in this pre posterously wicked city in November, 1893, when he summoned a conference in the Central Music Hall, at the south east corner of State Street and Ran dolph, to share with the morally in clined the indignation he had been working up during the preceding three months of his visit. This, and much more, can be seen in the volume he published the following February, en titling it with the war cry he had used in bringing his conference together, If Christ Came to Chicago!, exclamation point and all. This book had not occurred to me when I wrote in an earlier article that the historians of the Garden City of the western prairies had devoted little space to the vicious aspects of the re cently arrived metropolis of the Mis sissippi Valley; Stead, indeed, does nothing else in this duodecimo of 472 pages. But it has slipped far from the usual view. Crusading as he did against those who owned as well as those who leased and occupied the levee property, he did not make himself liked. The ordinary publisher was de nied his production, and with it the ordinary methods of distribution and sale. Copies, when they were bought by the people in general were not pre served, and when by those chiefly in terested, destroyed. I obtained the one I am using by special favor for a lim ited time, and I know of only one other, which has since become avail- By WALLACE RICE able. Brought out five years later than the sporting house directory so gener ously lent me, and seven years before Mayor Harrison and State's Attorney Wayland closed the levee for good, as is believed, it provides an important link in the narrative chain. \ i STEAD was well known to those who read with avidity and a good conscience matters relating to sexual morality and immorality, years before he came to the West. In 1885, eight years before, he began his London cru sade in The Pall Mall Gazette with a series of articles called The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, sensa tional copy of a truly shocking state of affairs which was duly purveyed to the devout reading public of Chicago, appropriately enough, in our Sunday newspapers, and had eager readers. I believe that it would shock the hardest boiled sophomore of today. It was perhaps fortunate for this city that London had first received its Baby lonian characterization, or we should have had it. As an interesting matter of historical fact, ancient Babylon, with strict laws strictly enforced, is now known to have been one of the most sexually moral of cities in the annals of mankind; Rome, at its best during the Christian era, could not bear comparison to it; perhaps the only Christian city that ever could, was Geneva and parts adjacent while John Calvin flourished; there's nothing quite like a hearty belief in the utter deprav ity of human nature in such circum stances. If Christ came to Chicago with Stead's volume for a guide book, He would find on its first page a labeled map of the infamous old nineteenth precinct of our widely known first ward, bounded on the north by Harri son Street, on the east by Dearborn, on the south by Polk, and on the west by Clark, with Fourth Avenue or Cus tom House Place, now Federal Street, bisecting it from north to south. With in that area were thirty-one brothels, forty saloons, seven pawnbrokers' shops, and three lodging houses for gcxxl measure. Some of these can be identi fied from the Directory mentioned, which gives its intelligent approval to only two of them: Mrs. Fields' estab lishments at 128 and 140 Federal Street. Six others are named as those of French Amie, French Alexandria, French Choyuette, Miss Clara, French Josephcne, and French Ritta, all in Federal Street. All the rest are listed under a heading which leaves little to the imagination as "Dives, Etc.," and several of these, like Vina Fields, are marked as "Colored"; on the map they are printed as vivid a scarlet — pre sumably Babylonian — as the printer could command. The annotation of the Fields woman's houses says: "In Kith houses there are about twenty boarders, among whom are several blonds. . . . No colored men admitted." And the keeper of the place was a per son of much character, with whom Stead had a personal acquaintance and correspondence. He says of her: "Mrs. Vina Fields, who next to Carrie Wat son is the best known Madame in Chi cago, is a colored woman who has one of the largest houses in the city. Dur ing the Fair she had over sixty girls in the house, all colored, but all for white men. Now she has not more than thirty or forty. She has kept a house for many years and strange thought it may appear, has acquired the respect of nearly all who know her. The police have nothing to say against her. An old experienced police ma tron declared that 'Vina is a good woman' and I think it will be admit ted by all who know her, that she is probably as gcxod as any woman can be who conducts so bad a business. . . . "Vina Fields is a very interesting woman. She is now past middle age. She has made a modest [such an apt word here!] competence by her devo tion to her calling and she prides her self not a little upon the character of her establishment. The rules and reg ulations of the Fields house, which are printed and posted in every room, en force decorum and decency with pains and penalties which could hardly be more strict if they were drawn up for the regulation of a Sunday school. In it the ladies are severely informed that even if they have no respect for them selves, they should have for the house." There was relativity before Einstein. THE CHICAGOAN 23 Chicago's Camera Lady in Sables Louis Fourteenth cabinets Beneath a crystal chandelier, Perfumed Russian cigarettes In jewelled and amber cases Once belonging to the mistress of a king, And fragile boudoir bric-a-brac On slender long-legged tables; Chiming from a porcelain clock, And silk-wigged dolls in laces — Just the proper atmosphere For ladies swathed in sables. On thin french heels she drops Into the shop's Luxuriant salon and with an air Of bored sophistication, Asks to see their newest chic creation, Coquettishly complaining that she hasn't a thing To wear. A languid-eyed mannequin glides by her in a gaudy gown, The lady nods approval, charges it to some rich man about-the-town, And thinks: "How more becoming that fine frock Will be on me!" After she has swept away in all her costly sable, The sales-clerk muses on the dress's Lanvin label, And eagerly exclaims To her companions : "Gee, I wish the other dames Were just as easy with their dough! But then of course, these mistresses, you know." ^Afternoon Seance A dus^y room A crystal's loom, A Buddha breathing wreaths of doom. Like the ancient brooding Fates, The fortune-teller, with a ken Into the present and the past, Sits silent in her darkened den And waits A customer — she comes at last! Bending o'er the crystal ball the medium Begins: "I see arriving at your house a sum Of money in a letter — but beware A certain lady, and my dear, You're going to take a trip across the water. There's a stranger with a bit of silver in his hair Who's coming soon into your life, and you will wed within the year, And in another have a daughter. Now cut the cards and make a wish — ah yes, There's much success In store for you, Your wish is coming true!" The girl departs triumphantly, While later at a tea She wonders if the nice young man who flirts with her — is he. The fortune-teller takes the girl's crisp bills and hides them in her trunk, And thinks : If business stays as good There'll be enough to quit this bunk; Then like a hoary hypocrite she winks At her bald Buddha wreathed in clouds of sandal-wood. Magic jades Hovering shades, The blac\ foreboding Queen of Spades. — CHARLOTTE REYNOLDS. "An' furthermore, Tony, this modern civilization ain't nearly so bad as the people zvho practice it." 24 THE CHICAGOAN limine | smart shop directory m KATHARINE WALKER SMITH'S SALE Prices slashed on exquisite dresses, coats and suits — many imports included. 270 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest 704 Church St., Evanston R A N C E S R- HALJ; 1660 Easl 55th STREET AT HYDE PARK BOULEVARD .<*-" crs*tV of •v CRACIOUS DICNITV FOR THE MATRON AND THE CHARM OF YOUTH FOR THE YOUNCER SET sports • afternoon • evening ORRINGTON HOTEL 1 FURS 108 N. State St. 220 Stewart Bldy. C He Ellen Jrench Now Showing Sport Frocks as low as $17.50, fine materials and workmanship 5206 Sheridan Road y v HILH0USE & Co. J|at&Cap Jflafeer* LONDON. Exclusive Ay cut' tarr Best Randolph an J Wabash • •• CHICAGO PINE CLOTHES for MEN and BOYS V r SHOPS ABOUT TOWN Brides and Gifts and Gifts and Brides By THE CHICAGOENNE THIS started to be a complete di rectory of gift ideas and nothing more, but trousseaux kept bobbing up so persistently that the tiling became .1 jumble of shifts for the bride, clothes for the bride, gifts for the groom and attendants. While a lot of the items may interest you even if you haven't a single wedding on the horizon. They're such swell clothes for any gal and such swell things for any house. Where fore we st(x>p to listing the shops vis ited, with some of the most worth while things to l<x)k for in each. (And there will be more gifts and more bri dal clothes in the next, if your corre spondent doesn't fall in her tracks.) Blac\stone Shop. Started right in with the foundation garments is of course essential for anyone who wants to wear the season's clothes without looking like a carpenter's horse. The Blackstone Shop is doing splendid things with its personal service idea. All the foundation garments are ad justed exactly to the individual figure and, more than that, they are serviced ever after. When elastic stretches, tin- needed dart is taken at the side, when garters and shoulder straps wear out they are replaced, it you reduce or gain the garment is adjusted to your changed girth all in all you get twice the comfort and wear out of a garment than you would without the service. The garments themselves are quite ex quisite in fine satins and nets, very feminine and delicate, and as we said, very essential. Upstairs there are any number ol delightful things that would do won ders for any trousseau or any ward robe. For summer traveling a charm ing piece in a heavy crepey silk, black, with fine white lines forming a sub dued check, and a row of large white crocheted buttons all down the front of the dress. The short jacket has wide three-quarter sleeves banded in white caracul. Every bride should have a flock of those casual summer dresses which serve a hundred purposes, from sports spec- tating to country club tea. Look at a pretty divine affair in a rich coral crepe with wide revers and a tiny double cape, the cape line repeated in a close- fitting little peplum under the narrow white leather belt. This introduces several of the newest notes — very short cape, big square revers, buttons down the side, and tunic to the knees. An' other of this type is a loose yellow and white print on black, with the new highish neckline hugging the collar- Nine, and short panels from the knee to the hem creating a graceful line without being t<x> fluttery for daytime wear. This has a charming jacket, reaching just to the waistline in the manner of this year, and it's reversible, really. Either side turned out looks grand. One side is in the print and the other all black while the large square revers turn back to show the contrasting shade. Speaking of sports, one couldn't overlook Dolman's amazing new sports shoe, also at the Blackstone. For golf or general wear in the country this is completely comfortable because it is as light as any ordinary street shoe. Be' sides it has a lovely high arch instead of the to:> low one that is so tiring on many golf shoes. The perforations on the vamp go all the way through and the ties are spaced so that it is a very airy shoe though a sturdy one. You could just walk and walk and walk in this. Another sports spectator shoe is ex quisite in white buck trimmed with white lizard; a very simple pump but a very lovely one in its purity of line. Simple black patent leather pumps are lack with a bang to match the ubiqui tous patent leather belts and bags; and that perfect evening sandal of Del- man's is here ready to be dyed any color. A lot of little leather bows, bone buckles, ivory bows, and a little knobby decoration of bone looking like two black crochet buttons and one white, are much used with patent leather pumps and may be purchased sepa rately. For the wedding slippers there are exquisite little orange blossoms on net. Carlin Comforts: From a comforter to complete interior decoration service. The Carlin comforts in gorgeous col ors and wonderful workmanship are famous and make splendid gifts. Then there are the traveling bags of moire with slide fasteners for simply anything one wants to carry along, from hand kerchiefs to complete Pullman bags for your day's clothing. And pillows, and B4t CHICAGOAN A TOAST to your good health — with the finest, purest water that ever bubbled from a spring silk sheets, and blankets, and linen closet and dressing room equipment. Loads of ideas for gifts either to the bride or from the bride to her attend ants. Hartmann Travel Shop: For the ex' tended wedding trip I'd certainly in dulge in one of those new wardrobe trunks covered in natural Irish linen, bound in blue and encircled by a bril liant Club Stripe band of blue and orange. This is a trunk that combines dignity with worlds of dash, so that you can point to it proudly on any pier. Of course it holds anything un der the sun on its ten hangers and in its five drawers. Suitcases, weekend bags, and the wonderful Tourobe may be assembled in matching colors if you want to travel in great style. A Tou robe in any color or covering is a god send for either short or long trips. It is big and flat so that it fits on an auto mobile running board, under a Pull man seat or neatly into a ship's cabin, and it carries uncrushed either five men's suits or ten dresses, on its hang ers, with all sorts of space for the other parts of the wardrobe. Sa\s-Fifth Avenue: They are mak ing much of some new sports designs here, as well they might, because every thing about them seems to be just right as to comfort and suitability, and yet they are stunning to the eye. Their heavy white shantung sleeveless dresses appear with colorful slipover sweaters. One in blue and yellow stripes ends in a wide blue band which hugs the waistline snugly. Another good idea for wear with simple sport dresses is the sleeveless wool jacket which ap pears here in a great variety of colors. Coral jackets are belted in black or white, opaline green are belted in coral, and so on. You couldn't have too many of these. For evening wear they have some lovely little jackets ending well above the waist and stretching out into great square sleeves, like a little old shoulder wrap of the 1 890's. These come in all colors, in heavy crepe or in georgette tucked into wide flat tucks. A mar velous separate coat that would fit any number of requirements is the new English raglan affair of a light basket- weavey fabric. This is wonderful in white or aquamarine, though there are other colors, and it is so swagger, chil- lun. It is made almost exactly like an Englishman's topcoat, vent in back, swanky drooping shoulders, wide sleeves and great white buttons. Another perfect summer suit is here WHEN you serve Corinnis Spring Water to your family and friends you are serving the finest, purest water in the world. Corinnis is always crystal-clear, always pure and sparkling and always good to taste. But Corinnis is far more than a pure, good-tasting water. It is endowed by Nature with certain tasteless minerals which make it doubly valuable to physical well- being. Corinnis helps keep the inner man clean, rids the body of clogging, poisonous wastes and thereby gives new life to the i*- bloodstream, puts color in your cheeks and the sparkle of health in your eyes. Being bland and gentle in action even the tiniest child can drink Corinnis with benefit. Why not have this fine-tasting spring water in your home? Thousands of thrifty families do. As a result of this widespread popularity, Corinnis Spring Water is delivered to your door anywhere in Chicago or suburbs for but a few cents a bottle — only a fraction of what you must pay for other spring waters ! HINCKLEY & SCHMITT 420 W. Ontario St. SUPerior 6543 (Also sold at your neighborhood store) Corinnis SPRING WATER J^ Use Corinnis Spring Water in brewing tea and coffee. You will be amazed at the im proved taste. Use Corinnis, too, in making ice cubes. Then you can cool beverages witlu out impairing their delicate, delicious flavors. TI4ECUICAG0AN // Most Successful Wedding This Spring The perfection of such details as the gifts for the bride and her maids is responsible for the su' preme success of these happy occasions. The bride thinks the groom a "perfect lamb" because he chose her lovely pearls at Frederic's; the maids think the bride a "perfect dear" because she selected their gifts at this treasure house of distinction. So every body's happy! Pearls Crystals Ivory White Coral Pearl-beaded Bags And the very newest vogue: Bridesmaid Pink Bridesmaid Blue in brown with very fine white checks and a white blouse. The jacket is very short — aren't they all this year?- -and both skirt and jacket are of heavy geor gette, pleated to give it plenty of body. These tailored suits of sheer fabrics are perfect for torrid days when you must come to town or must travel, and ter ribly chic this year. Why have we been sweltering in heavier materials all these years when georgette and chiffon can become so very trig and correct for the street? Two of the new evening frocks here are gloriously perfect for the bride. Patou's creation is just the thing to make her look too sweet and girlish for words in the eyes of the male while it is so subtly sophisticated that all the women will want to wring her neck. Saks show it in a pastel print of soft pinky flowers on a pale blue ground. The front is shirred to produce a flat tering uplift effect and the shoulders are perfectly balanced at the most flat tering angle. The whole thing is tied with a wide taffeta sash at the side, in a dull rose. Now if it sounds insipid just run over and see how wicked it can be when it's worn. Another very feminine dress ap pears in a sea green chiffon with wide lace inserts at the hips and about the unusual oval decolletage. The jacket worn with this is a gay froth of lace and chiffon with full square sleeves. And for the feminine afternoon or in formal dinner you couldn't do better than the dress printed in splashy blue and white flowers on brown. The square neck is edged in wide Alencon and the elbow length sleeves are petal like and graceful. Don't complete your trousseau without considering these. Spaulding-Gorham: Here we went thoroughly di^y, spending the best part of a day in the silver department and emerging with a sheaf of notes that would fill a b<x)k. Before the sil ver, however, we snatched a few ideas out of the china and glass section which is also a pretty stimulating spot for gift purchasers. Aside from the great collection of famous patterns in dinner services, dessert sets, service plates, af- dinner services, there are wonderful groups for the single-piece buyer. If your bride likes the English periods she will be mad about the perfect reproductions of old white Spode deco rative pieces. Every one of those here, whether it's a lavish centerpiece or candelabra or just a simple little violet basket is authentic in design. In crys tal there are similarly exact reproduc tions of old Waterford, and farther on some magnificent Sevres jars and Capo di Monti ware. For Royal Doulton lovers there are the distinguished deep red animals and some subdued jars and vases that would be lovely in them selves or could be converted into hand some lamp bases. Also worth thinking about for gifts are some Swedish glass goblets in a strange and beautiful new red, cock tail glasses embellished with bright swirls of coral and white, a heavy green glass Swedish vase flowing into that perfect line that the new Swedish schcx)l invariably achieves, a liqueur set in wonderful smoky glass, cut crystal decanters copied from old Waterford designs. In silver there arc several new flat ware patterns, if you happen to be the parent who is taking care of that. The Hunt Club pattern is a beautiful ex ample of modern design at its best and the new Sheaf of Wheat is an authen tic reproduction of a famous eighteenth century pattern, particularly fine with Colonial furnishings. A wonderful pattern is the Charles Second, perfect in feeling for seventeenth and eigh teenth century English rooms. This pattern is handwrought, with delicate detail and proportions that almost sing. Of course, there are shelves and shelves of bowls in every size that sim ply can't be described in the confines of this issue. The reproductions of Paul Revere's pieces are handsome gifts and you can go on from these simple designs to the king's ransom sort of gift that a martele bowl makes. These pieces, more precious than sterling, shaped into fluid marvels of beauty by the hands of artists are worthy of mu seums and will be real heirlooms. But down to the less expensive things — and how much less expensive silver is this year will be a joyful sur prise to you. There are new long pitcher spcxMis, a wide fish server, and a slender long spoon with which to dig the most elusive morsel of dressing out of the chicken or turkey, all in a chaste design that would harmonize with any flatware. Little coffee spoons with gold bowls and oyster forks with gold tines have delicate cloisonne handles. Sugar tongs, of course, and little ice cube tongs shaped just like the old iceman's large ones. Odd pieces arc everywhere at grati-. fying prices but of such striking beauty that the recipient will always cherish THE CHICAGOAN 27 them. A dainty little mustard dish on a silver tray reproduces precisely a rare Georgian piece. Another little bowl with a rigid handle is wonderful for mayonnaise or hot butter. Jam jars in etched crystal have silver covers and are shaped into amusing pumpkins, pine apples and pears. A square hors doeuvre dish has the round center for caviar and about six divisions for other things. It is more compact and interest ing in design than anything of the kind I have seen. There are silver cocktail beakers, each fitted firmly into the groove of its own canape dish, and everyone knows the value of unbreak able cocktail glasses. And little frozen dessert dishes with fluted sides, and compotes supported by graceful dol phins, and monogrammed place card holders, and Paul Revere coffee urns with an electric element to keep the coffee hot, and tea caddies, and silver pencils with dial telephone knobs at the end to give to the ushers, and— well, if this doesn't give you an idea of the array I've exhausted all my ad jectives for naught. ALL'S FAIR [beginning on page 12] struction will develop and adaptation of materials, leading to simplification of building conditions. 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Main Office: No. 1 Broadway, N. Y. Authorized agents everywhere. M^flJ^/ WHITE STAR LINE « RED STAR LINE ATLANTIC TRANSPORT LINE INTERNATIONAL MERCANTILE MARINE COMPANY 28 TI4Q CHICAGOAN ¦'¦ urn ]here 9s Enchantment In The Air ,nd A Wonderful "Bill of Fare" at Harding's Colonial Room 21 SO. WABASH "Place To T>ine "That Is "Delightfully Different ) JUST WONDERFUL FOOD j ¦%*s>*^g>^>gy+>gy^gs^g>£^g>:^ SS THE STAGE Three Tarts in Three Quarta Wine By WILLIAM C. BOYDEN IF you arc one of the skeptics who morals of a cobra. Leona Maricle is insist that stage drunks always sue ornamental and skillful in the role. cumb too promptly, let me recommend The Creeks may have called the Act III of The Greeks Had a Word characters hetairae, hut they probably for It, wherein Muriel Kirkland, Leona would have termed the play seatos. Maricle and Dorothy Hall, as three huorras (Old High German), each knock off a bottle of champagne and remain sober enough to register some very neat comedy lines. This scene is one of the best of its ilk. One of the hors (Gothic) is to marry the banker. The two other hores (Middle English) come to wish her well and for other reasons. The wine for the string quar tette is diverted. By the time the Kit tles are emptied the bride has doffed her veil, and the three hoeres (Dutch) have started for Paris. Nothing else on view at the Harris during this run compares with the aforesaid episode. For the rest we have a tasteless effort on the part of Miss Zoc Akins to merchandise a load of smut. Usually this dramatist is very Riviera, but this time she st<x>ps to de pict the heart-throbs and humors of three ladies for whom, as indicated, many early peoples had a word. The gals are very flossy frails. They do not mingle, like their less fortunate Sisters of the Chorus, with gunmen and hoof ers, but dally with famous pianists, music critics, bankers of high degree and such like. Between each conquest with its accompanying chinchilla coats, pearls and $>000 bills they absorb drinkie upon drinkie, chisel in on each other's men and endearingly address one another by a term which was once deemed the ultimate insult. The early Icelanders had a word for it. It was Bi\\ja. There is a touch of characterization in the part handed to Muriel Kirkland, a talented and vaguely idealistic South ern girl, cursed with incurable laziness. Miss Kirkland learned sophistication in Strictly Dishonorable and plays the part with an appealing humanness. The other two filles de joie (French) are conventional types. Dorothy Hall adequately essays a practical German blond who chooses her men with an eye to bank balances rather than virtuosity in amour. The third of the trio is a svelte brunette from Palermo with Shoutin' ;/' Uollerin ME an' the little woman larruped 'round to Timponi's corral, which he calls the Illinois, to see this here new tangled rodeo, which we figured had something to do with flowers, seein1 it was called Green Grows the Lilacs. We'd 'a' been there the night before 'long with all the fancy folk, but we got ourselves hog-tied in a Lake Front barn known as the Goodman, where the Tavern cow-hands was havin' a branding. Still an' all, lots of them as had been over yonder the first night turned up 'long with me an' the little woman to see what this here Timponi had set up fur us. There aint no accountirf fur these show-folk, 'cause what we reck oned was goin' to be a green grass dis play turns out to be no more'n one of them Fast Lynners 'bout a young cow hand and a mighty sorry lexikin' rough neck, both chasin' after a likely lookin' heifer. Course they might have been a lot more'n this and I got no doubts but what there was, seein' they was a mighty powerful shivaree 'long towards the end, which made me an1 the little woman remember way back when, but the old man who runs the Jackson Street corral fur them Guild folk give me a seat back 'longside of them 15- cent-sit-in-the-sun customers, and what with my ears bein' somewhat deadened by the six-gun shots of the night before, I didn't gather in so much of what I couldn't hear, but no doubt was sup posed to have. But as I've been tellin' you, this here talkin' so nobody can understand what you're sayin' is what they tells me these doo-dad Guild cayuses is always doin\ There are them as likes this kinda dray ma, so's they kin sleep easier, but when they's shootin' I don't like no Maxim silencers on the guns. Says I, if you're gonna sh(x>t in a big corral like this here Illinois Theayter, you oughta use a Bisley model. When you're play "skin like the keys of a piano" and the in' in little barns back in New York, TI4ECWICAG0AN 29 you kin afford to be persnickity with the kind of cap and ball you use. But leavin' out what I couldn't hear, I mean to set down that this young fellow named Franchot Tone makes a mighty convincin' and singin' cow hand. And Miss June Walker is purty smart to look at, makin' you sorta wishin' yourself. As to the mean boy, Richard Hale, I reckon he was all right, seein' as I couldn't hear him as I said before, but from readin' Mr. Riggs' book about these here singin' Lilacs, I'm supposin' it's just as well he didn't talk loud, the shoutin' bein1 kinda bad in them long speeches 'bout dirt and kiddin'. And the singin' was mighty purty too, but them cow-punchers who done the singin' had better wind than they had leather on their pants. As my pap alius told me, a pair of chaps don't make no cowboy, and cause you sing aint no sign you're gonna get farther 'long than carryin' slop to pigs. Still an' all, we was likin' it good. Yeah, that's the way it is in this here life Got to git used to not hearin' everything. Qrim Fairy Tale EDGAR WALLACE, who in his day has written a couple of cork ing mystery yarns and is now turning out trash with rabbitesque fecundity, slap-dashed off a play of Chicago gang land and tagged it On the Spot. Un der the gentle persuasion of Burgo master Cermak, who sacrificd a quiet evening at home to oversee personally the opening at the Grand, the locale of the piece has been shifted from the Boul Mich to Riverside Drive. Thus we are treated to the intriguing spec tacle of New York and Chicago thumb ing their noses at each other like a couple of grimy ragamuffins. As far as one can judge, the only losers by the metamorphosis are The World's Great est Newspaper and Mr. Wrigley, who are deprived of the advertising inher ent in having their real estate improve ments exhibited on the back-drop. There is no evidence in the literary output of Mr. Wallace that he is a satirist. Nor does he commit himself on the subject as he sits smugly among his royalties. But whatever the inten tion, On the Spot turns out to be a highly entertaining lampoon of our pro hibition holocausts. Perhaps the direc tion is responsible for turning a creaky, third-rate melodrama into what appears to be an amusingly fantastic burlesque of the Capone legend. Mr. Gangster, >\33 WEST JACKSON BLVD. SOUTHERN PA£1Fl6" The best shot ttt for any trip VVCSt.. 33 West Jackson Blvd. Southern Pacific steps right out from 33 West Jackson Blvd. and in four-gun style seeks out the West. I ts 4 Great Routes all end up there, and you can go one way, return another and see it all . . . Not the West that's just across the Mississippi, but the real West, that sweeps from Canada to Old Mexico along the blue Pacific Ocean . . . the West that Southern Pacific knows more intimately than any other railroad. 33 West Jackson Blvd. is headquarters for "Overland Limited," "Sunset Limited," "Cas cade" and "Golden State Limited," leaders on the 4 Great Routes. Headquarters for Mr. J. H. Desherow and his men, willing interpreters of the not so wild and woolly West. outhern 4GREAT ROUTES FOR TRANSCONTINENTAL TRAVEL 2705 OVERLAND ROUTE • SUNSET ROUTE SHASTA ROUTE • GOLDEN STATE ROUTE THE CHICAGOAN Custom tailored attire by Jerrems is justly the preference of men who take their out-of-doors seriously Harris Tweeds and Bannockburns Irish Donegals and English Worsteds Scotch Tweeds and English Cheviots are some of the rugged, imported fabrics that are obtainable at Jerrems . . . in a pleasant price -range. Chicago London New York Los Angeles as well played with-tongue-in-his-cheek by Crane Wilbur, is exotic no end. His mistress is Chinese; he plays the organ between murders; his apartment is aptly described as "an ecclesiastical brother1; he tosses perfume, ten thou sand dollar bills, revolvers and orchid aceous blondes around with delightful insouciance. He is amazing, but prob ably bears about as much actual re semblance to Signor Capone as, say Captain Kidd. It is regrettable that Mr. Wallace had not read the recent yarn in Real Detective Stories alleging the demise of Capone and his imper sonation by a supposititious half- brother. Such a bizarre motif would have fitted nicely into the phantasma goria. Certainly the actors must believe it is all in fun. With the exception of Anna May Wong, they mug with cal culated exaggeration. Miss Wong plays with the oriental passivity which seems to suggest hidden fires. Her suicide is so authentically touching as to be an anomaly in the picture. But Glenda Farrell as a typical moll, John M. Kline as the dick, and Arthur R. Vinton as a prototype of Bugs Moran are faith ful to the idea that a laugh is more fun than a shudder. On the Spot can claim no literary kinship with masterpieces like Treasure Island, but as a colorful fable of our modern pirates, it serves well enough for easy and uncxacting entertainment. 'Sack with the Laurel Wreath WHEN Chicago puts the stamp of approval on a play having its metropolitan premiere here, New York customarily greets said drama with Bronx cheers, cat-calls and such windy dissonances as are produced by Joe Grein's whoopee-pillows (diagram on request). More power to The First Mrs. Fraser, reopening here at the Sel- wyn after a year on Broadway in spite of the fact that Messrs. Nathan, Bench - ley, Gabriel, Anderson, Littell and Company had to swallow the critical dust left in the trail of Stevens, Collins, Bulliet et al. If you have not been convinced by fifty favorable notices, the long New York run and the return engagement here that The First Mrs. Fraser is a good play, you are not likely to be im pressed by my pronunciamento that it is a deft, facile and engaging comedy. But to give myself the satisfaction of saying something critical, I so opine. Where it matters the cast is un changed. Miss Grace George is still the perfect glass and mould of what the well preserved woman of fifty should be. The temperate restraint of her comedy must inevitably appeal to connoisseurs of life's niceties. She again has her two perfect leading men, A. E. Matthews and Lawrence Gros- smith. Mr. Matthews is a triumph of personality over technique. He speaks indistinctly, appears wholly indifferent, is full of mannerisms, yet there is no one more charming in his sort of parts the suave and delightful cad. It might he noted that a year's practice has added a sustained quality to his Scottish accent. They do not make silly ass Englishmen more deliciously asinine than Mr. Grossmith. The second Mrs. Fraser is played by Phyllis Elgar in lieu of Carol Goodner. The change is not for the better. The two sons are different, but just as offensive. After this notice was written, the play folded up after one week. More dirty work by that ole debbil depres' sion. DANCE Dancers and Skyscrapers By MAKK TUKBYFILL IN Chicago, with more than the opti' eal illusion effected by a Houdini, they pour wine from coffee cups, and say it with machine-guns at flower shops. No more to be believed than rabbits from empty hats, there are, in truth, hundreds who pick dance steps from studios in Chicago skyscrapers. It was Harriet Monroe who wrote with imagination and civic pride of Adolph Bolm "leaping to interpret the soaring skyscraper.11 Other poets have seen in our architecture a ceaseless dance. Will Elder Olsen's Chicago novel (in progress, in dancing verse) reveal a new pattern for choreog' raphers? Is it yet too soon to seek a plastique of the dance which is un- mistakeably Chicago's own? Has any one seen a port de bras inspired by the opening and closing of the Michigan Avenue Link Bridge? A Pirouette set spinning by example of the Tribune Tower's flying buttresses? Mr. Bolm has deserted the architectural inspira' tion of Chicago for the attractions of Hollywood, and is producing a cinema ballet. "I am using six acrobats in my picture,'" he writes. "What do you think of that?" Remembering the TI4ECMICAG0AN 31 MAKE-UP ENSEMBLES to complement the new colors Prodigal Son and Apollon of the Diag- hileff Ballet, and talking with Edna McRae, who teaches dancing high up in the loop, we think the modern dance is going completely acrobatic. Nearer the ground, in fact in the subterranean studios of the Goodman theatre, Diana Hubert is making danc ers out of young actors. Diana Hubert is a distinguished protege of Raymond Duncan, who long ago, as a "lanky youth," introduced with his famous sister, Isadora, "a new kind of dancing" to Chicago. A kindly hostess lent them, out of pity, a drawing room in which to perform their "antics." IN 1850 Chicago concluded its first performance of Grand Opera with a pas de deux. The two story, wooden building which housed the theatre, burned down the following evening. In 1931 the Civic Opera concludes its season with a mammoth stageful of dancers dancing; and a skyscraper awaits their return with bigger and bet ter ballets for next season. It won't be long now until the dance will have its summer season. The bal let mistress of the Ravinia Opera Com pany, Ruth Page, has just returned from New York where she gave a dance recital at the Guild Theatre. She repeated Stravinsky's The Story of the Soldier which she presented to Chicago earlier in the season. Miss Page told us, at tea the other day, of the activities of the New York dancers. Vera Mirova says that the dancers of New York are inquiring what we are dancing in Chicago. So we tell them: Miss Mirova, who is everywhere appreciated for her dances of Bali and Java, is now preparing a group of modern dances. Berta Ochs- ner, after her successful concert at the Goodman last month, is already build ing her next program. The Spanish dancers of Chicago seem recently stimu lated, and are putting the best foot forward; the flashing Carolla Goya gave Evanston a thrill a few nights ago; and Jose Alvarez (who certainly knows his tangos) is responsible for the Gold Coasters taking to their heels. . . . While at tea we unexpectedly found ourselves the author of a new book: Miss Page's manager has just published a collection of her dance photographs, prefaced by a few mots of our own en titled, "The Art of Ruth Page." Next month Chicagoans will see at Ravinia the new dance compositions which Miss Page is now evolving high up in her skyscraper studio. A New Complexion . . . To match every gown. A New Skin Tone . . . To go with the latest Parisian colorings. You Can Wear Any of Them ... for Elizabeth Arden has created infinite varieties of tones in her Powders . . . Rouges . . . Lipsticks. Learn the joy and interest of har monizing your face with yourgowns . . . Ask Elizabeth Arden's advice . . . She knows. ELIZABETH ARDEN proves that, with the clever use of her Assets to Beauty, you can style your face to harmonize with the new colors, and be charming in all of them. WITH WHITE — a slightly darker shade for your powder foundation ... a rich shade for your rouge... Poudre d'lllusion in Banana or Rachel . . . and a very vivid lipstick, possibly the new "Chariot." WITH SKIPPER BLUE— which has a ten dency to throw deep shadows up into the face — a clever eye make-up is nec essary. Wear a light make-up ... a light shade of rouge . . . powder with a dash of pink in it, and a bright lipstick. Your Eye-Shado should repeat the blue of the dress. For eyes that are blue try finishing the lashes with light blue Cosmetique tipped with black. WITH OPALINE GREEN OR YELLOW— brunettes wiil remain rather dark-skinned, but avoid sallowness; blondes will choose a make-up with a slight suggestion of pink in it. Green Eye-Shado for both brunettes and blondes is urged. NEW YORK LONDON PARIS WITH GRAY — a pink powder base, rose- red cream rouge, a warm tint of powder, and a very bright lipstick. FOR THE EVENING— lyrical things can be done with make-up. With a light cos tume — use slightly darker make-up — for contrast. With a dark costume — light make-up. Use a generous amount of Eye- Shado and Cosmetique ... but subtly ... Oh so subtly. Elizabeth Arden's mauve evening powder— Poudre de Lilas— has a glamorous quality that is ravishing for blondes and brunettes alike. A skin tone analysis is part of every treat ment. Let Miss Arden's stylist suggest make up ensembles to harmonize with your new costume colors. For an appointment at the hour you prefer please telephone Superior 6952. ELIZABETH ARDEN 70 East Walton Place Chicago BERLIN ROME MADRID © Elizabeth Arden. 1931 32 THE CHICAGOAN CINEMA Time Is Money Ro6<zttQrXItfein Company A Display of Furniture that will Delight the Connoisseur The factory wholesale showrooms of the Robert W. 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By WILLIAM ON numerous occasions when at tendance has been good to over flowing this column has urged upon cinema managers the wisdom of adver tising the feature-picture schedules so that persons preferring their drama whole might time their arrival to coin cide with the start of the principal film, incidentally avoiding tiresome waiting in line and, if desired, minor entertain ments fore and aft of the chief attrac tion. Arguments for the practice are plentiful and pointed, but nothing was done about it, perhaps because there was understandable disinclintion to dis turb palpably profitable routine. Show business is like that. Conditions are different now. Wait ing lines are gone with the ticker tape of yesteryear. Cinemas may be entered at will and in comfort. A good occa sion, then, for renewing the suggestion, this time on the plea that many per sons not now attending the cinema would attend if they were given to know the hour and minute when they could come upon the play in its be ginning. The suggestion is therefore renewed, with pledge of a grateful halo to the cinema manager first to the res cue of a too long suffering public. GEORGE ARLISS is about again, this time in a single handed dem onstration of the theory that a good enough actor doesn't need a play. The toy vehicle in which he goes about his R. WEAVER demonstration is called The Millionaire and is, in essence, about as wobbly as the Model T in which Arliss, in a Henry Ford suit and swagger, is sup posed to have amassed his million. But plots are unimportant to Arliss. The bromidic speeches that crop out of this one take lilt and point from his utter ance. The illogical situations become logical and important under his touch. He is his accustomed unmatched self in a play that doesn't matter and is to be seen of course. A scarcely lesser accomplishment is contributed to the calendar of May amusements by William Powell in Ladies' Man. Kay Francis and Carole Lombard are among the many who make his life a suave sequence of in vesting women and investigating hus bands. Powell keeps his inglorious role afloat in his usual sustained fashion until the tragic ending, at which point the director goes mad and the picture goes up in a blaze of melodramatic blah. Leave when Powell backs up to the fireplace and you'll like it. Lawrence Tibbett's picture, The Prodigal, cracks at the other end, the first two sequences earning the bad- start championship for this year. But after that it is as good as anything he has done, or better. Roland Young, Esther Ralston and Cliff Edwards are among those who go along. There are three or four songs in the nonesuch Tibbett manner and the scene is prin- Jack Holt and Ralph Graves, of Submarine and allied military branches, con tinue their hoarse adventures in the lofty Dirigible. TI4E CHICAGOAN 33 cipally South. If you care for Mr. Tibbett's voice you'll care for the pic ture, and if you don't one of us doesn't know music. LEW AYRES, Robert Armstrong and — Jean Harlow are principals of Iron Man, the first two accounting for a number of good scenes, the third for an unreality that does damage to a good story. It's still, however, the best fight film in recent memory. Indiscreet is Gloria Swanson's swan- song so far as I'm concerned, one of those I-forgive-all things with Ben Lyon doing the forgiving, Monroe Owsley affording the necessity. Shipmates might be good if I could get used to Robert Montgomery, or it might not. I missed most of the dia logue because a couple of young things on my left assured each other for sixty throaty minutes that Mr. Montgomery is "just too cute." I suspect they're right. Gun Smo\e wins the all-time blood shed trophy without contest. It trans plants a half-dozen eastern gangsters to the old West, where they comman deer a town and a gold mine until dis posed of by cowboys. Death is so fre quent that an added plaver must be brought in near the finish to carry a message necessitated by the plot. Of some five hundred players in the cast four are standing at the fadeout. TALULLAH BANKHEAD is not the over-publicized person you may have been led to suspect. She is a tonic personality, a mature talent, an addition of moment to the pleasantly maturing personnel of the studios. Her Tarnished Lady is well worth your while, both because she is in it and be cause it is different stuff, not to say because Clive Brook is also present. There's a new Clara Bow in Town also, the one in Kic\ In, a play that gives the lady less to do which she does accordingly better. You remem ber the play of course. It's well done for the screen. As to Trader Horn, trailed at last to McVickers, my original hunch to forget it seems to have been inspired. The animal stuff is as good as most, or better, but the rest of it is pretty bad. The two-thirds of it I saw didn't seem to warrant waiting over for the rest. (Recent pictures previously re- viczved are summarized on page 2.) K^Jur ^1 Lew Cs*Jallroom — with its beautiful, new red maple, spring constructed dance floor. SEE IT NOW! Artificially cooled all Summer! In all Chicago there's no other private ballroom like this. A marvelous dance floor with a center panel of glass illuminated by 2000 multi-colored, subdued electric lights — providing novel dancing and seating arrangements. Unique — distinctive ly capacity 1000 persons. * Rental prices are most attractive. An extraordinary cuisine and catering service is available. Your inquiry or personal inspection is invited. Early reservations are advised. June weddings are being arranged now! FOR WEDDINGS <• BANQUETS - DANCES CONVENTIONS • SALES MEETINGS • DINNER-DANCES LUNCHEONS HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER 163 East Walton Place — Opposite The Drake Telephone Superior 4264 .CHICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street THE CHICAGOAN jo? So. Dearborn Street Chicago, Illinois Sirs: I enclose three dollars for which please send me THE CHICAGOAN at the address given below. (Signature). (Address).... 34 THE CHICAGOAN TO PARENTS of Young Americans George has the young urge to take things apart to see what makes them go .. . with an ambition to make a lawnmower that runs by clockwork Joan is a walking ques tion-mark . . . What day is tomorrow? Where does the wind go? And leg ion things that send Granny into retreat 7VTOW is the time to have these lovable youngsters in your home begin their musical education. Their minds are alert, impression able. They like to be able to play like the grown-ups. Buy one of the handsome new Lyon & Healy grands — an ideal piano for your home. Lyon & Healy Grand 595 Small down payment. The balance in convenient monthly sums Lyon Wabash at Jackson MUSIC Cassocked Choristers By ROBERT POLLAK THE Paulist Choristers, celebrating the twenty-seventh year of their existence in Chicago, gave their annual recital at Orchestra Hall on the evening of April 30. I am not going to use up much space telling you that they sang well a cappella. Their contribu tion to twentieth century choral prog ress is a matter already on the record. What is more important, they gave a large Chicago audience the chance to hear composers like Byrd, Palestrina, Vittoria, Morley and Gibbons. And their interpretations, under the expert guidance of Father O'Malley, mark them, man and boy, as sympathetic and intelligent students of these ancient masters. It is impossible somehow not to re sent the all too popular notion that western music begins with Bach and passes through mysterious evolutionary stages via Beethoven and Wagner until it reaches the wilderness of atonality. It seems to be the conception of thou sands of musicians and listeners to good music that, before the time of Bach, music scarcely existed at all. They prat tle glibly and well on the subject of Brahms and Stravinsky, but are not aware in the least that William Byrd, John Taverner and Thomas Morley, to mention only a few of the Tudor mas ters, flourished in an English poly phonic school as brilliant, in its own aesthetic category, as the literary group of the Mermaid Tavern. To them the very names of Gesualdo, Okhegem, Des Pres, and Lassus, authentic masters all, are unknown. If western art- music is built on any foundation at all one must go back to the fascinating Reading Rota to discover it at its mar velous source. And no history of it is complete without an opening dis course on the glory of Gregorian chant. Even considering the practical ob stacles it is incredible that so little music before Bach is brought to per formance. And it is even more aston ishing that the history of western music should be so universally viewed from its middle rather than from its begin ning. It is much as if a student of gen eral history should deny that anything had ever happened B. C. To be sure, there are in Europe many choral and madrigal societies that spend all their time bringing these great old works out into the light. And in New York, too, one notices an occasional Madrigal So ciety or Schola Cantorum program that makes bold excursions in the past. But I am convinced that, among most mu sicians, the greatest masters of the six teenth and seventeenth centuries are virtually unknown. And if it weren't for Father O'Malley and Noble Cain we'd never hear our tiny share of them in Chicago. The Paulists contributed a motet of Byrd, a delieiously naive nativity song from Catalonia, a Gloria of Palestrina and, best of all, the exquisite Silver Swan of Gibbons. There was a sprin kling of soloists, and a cherubic boy soprano made his debut. None of the solo voices was especially notable. The boy soprano got his ovation in due course, but in my opinion boy sopranos belong in the choir and not on the solo platform. MR. STOCK polished off the sea son with a brawny program, sans soloist, including the First of Brahms, Ravel's The Waltz and the Finale from Die Gotterdammerung. In the reading of the Brahms both con ductor and orchestra achieved wonders of warm emotion and brilliant ensem ble. During the second half the audi ence said gcx)dby to the retiring Carl Meyer, clarinetist, with proper enthu siasm, and he was alloted a brief solo as his swan song. The list of compositions performed during the season, believe it or not, makes good reading. It is pleasant to remember Stock's interesting experi ment with the St. Anne's Prelude and Fugue. There was a little, but not enough, Delius, only On Hearing the First Cuc\oo in Spring. Most of the Toscanini novelties traveled west, no tably Gruenberg's Enchanted Isle, a rather dated symphonic poem; the charming Marosszek Dances of Kodaly; and the modish Little Symphony of Krenek. We have yet to hear Piz- zetti's Agamemnon, which, according to Eastern reporters, shared first place among the season's novelties with Berg's ~Wozzel{. Stock, as you recall, gave us a tabloid of the Berg opera. JOSEF HOFMANN and our boy Rcuter contributed piano programs TUE CHICAGOAN 35 in the season's twilight. Hofmann with his characteristic lack of pianistic imag ination presented a mustily familiar program. Reuter roamed through a wide selection with his usual intelli gence. We all miss his ensembles re citals with Jacques Gordon and won der if he could do anything about it. BOOKS Sequel to All Quiet By SUSAN WILBUR AFTER reading All ^uiet on the * » Western Front, you instinctively predicted that Erich Maria Remarque would be a man of one book. After reading The Road Bac\, you feel on the contrary, that his earlier interpre tation of the horrors of war would have been incomplete without this compan ion volume concerning the horrors of peace. It now seems possible, more over, that Mr. Remarque may even write a third book and a fourth. None theless, this much of one's original pre diction seems to confirm itself: that, should Mr, Remarque go on writing until his boys are middle-aged, it will still be the one book. He will still be interpreting war and the aftermath of war. As his boys get older their flash backs of the war will grow dimmer, but there will still be flashbacks. Fur thermore, even if in a dimmer and dim mer way, it will still be the impulse of a quartermaster's assistant to catch a chicken when he sees it, even if it is quite demonstrably a neighbor's prize cock. Fingers will still find their way to triggers, and if fatally, judges will receive strange answers to questions put in court. To these boys human life will never again be the last word. By hypothesis, a second book is either better than a first book or not quite so good. Consequently there will be those who will say that The Road Bac\ is better than All Quiet, and those who will say it is worse. For my own part I can only regard them as twin stars. Here are the same impoliteness that so pleased the polite, the same brutalities that brought things really home to them, the same sense of life in the round that makes it all so inescapable, the same quick succession of event upon event. Meeker's Capers IT is one of my ambitions to go down in history as an admirer of the work of Arthur Meeker. To be quoted in Tortious club hotel- H ELTON at 49* and Lexington NEWYORK Swimming pool, solarium, gymna sium^ lounges; ev erything to make yon enjoy your visit •-<.¦>* . itt* — SAVOY-PLAZA HENRY A. ROST President Ideally located on Fifth Avenue at the entrance to Central Park, The Plaza and The Savoy- Plaza offer the highest standards of hospitality . . . everything to make your visit an enjoyable one. * * * Reservations for the NATIONAL HOTEL of CUBA may be made at the PLAZA and SAVOY-PLAZA New York The COPLEY PLAZA Boston ¦4 *pfi &lu P L fl Z Q ¦jVeur l/ar/;_ HOT€LS OF DISTinCTIOn FRED STERRY President JOHN D. OWEN Manager 36 TWE CHICAGOAN CHICAGO'S SMARTEST NEAR-LOOP APARTMENT HOTEL Only ten minutes to tne loop and three blocks from Lincoln Park — I he Hark Dearborn offers tke finest in hotel homes. Large, airv rooms, spacious closets, beautiful furnishings, mod ern salon, shops and com missary in building and com plete hotel service all at moderate rentals makes the Park Dearborn your ideal hotel. Beautiful roof garden free to guests. 85 % of pres ent occupancy under lease. 1/2 Rooms Living room, dinette and kitchen. 1 win or do.ible inadors. Dressing room and bath. $85 to $110. 2/-2 Rooms Living room, Inador beds, bedroom—twin or double beds. Dinette and kitchen. Dressing room and bath. $125 to $175. 3/2 Rooms Living room, Inador beds, bedroom (twin or double). dining room, kitchen, bath. $150 to $200. Hotel Rooms Twin or double beds. Large and airv. $65 to $80 •Daily. Weekly, Monthly and Lei'.se Rates • \\ e ad vise your early inspection. Park Dearborn twelve J/xty ^ortkSkarbornfJhrkmyat^oethe Telephone W Whitehall 5620 connection with his third novel as hav ing said that his first two reminded mc of Thornton Wilder. Or, tor a change, of H. G. Wells. The only trouble is that, thank fortune, they don't. In fact I was just going to say that not reminding me of anyone was the chief of their minor virtues. One needs a new sensation occasionally. Only just then it suddenly came over me that Strange Capers really does re mind me of someone. It reminds me of Chaucer. More than once Mr. Meeker simply Canterbury-pilgrims a bunch of people. That Salzburg house party for example. In fact the more I think of it the more he reminds me of Chaucer. Of Chaucer starting April showers and apple blossoms for nothing but to put on horseback the most cross grained lot that ever shared the same religious impulse. For even so does Mr. Meeker summon up practically the whole Salzkammergut. And really summons it, too. And what capers against this delicious background is a prima donna from Kansas who has just reaped the effects of being good to somebody else's rich uncle, a gigolo, also from Kansas, a Philadelphia girl who had once been cast by Reinhardt and had never recovered, a composer who had begun as Irving Berlin's office boy. These. And worse. The Chaucer comparison falls through, though, really. For once Chaucer got hold of young love he would automatically start twining it with roses. Not s:> Mr. Meeker. With Agatha and Trescott he talks almost exclusively about the satirical barebones of their state of mind. Their sharpest quarrels. Their flattest reversions to type. Agatha who for Paris reasons has reached twenty-seven without hav ing loved and is consequently pretty awful at it. Trescott with whom love is an art. That is, almost tcxi much of an art. There is also the Arthur Meeker ending. This, if he keeps on with it, will no doubt ultimately find its way into the textbooks alongside the O. H:nry tw:st. Dietrich -less Morocco WHY is it that one thinks of Mrs Ira Nelson Morris as spending all her spare time in Sweden? Actu ally, it seems, she has spent quite of a lot of it in Morocco. So much that the moment came when she felt like writing a fxxik about it. Only instead of herself writing what she knows about Morocco, she used her knowledge to act as go-between, that is, half trans lator, half adapter, in interpreting, the harem tales of a French officer's wife who knows even more about it. For anyone who reads the Arabian J-ltghts before the age of ten, they are largely a matter of genii and of emer alds and rubies lying around loose. From then on, however, one reads them chiefly as a glimpse into the home life of Bagdad. For the majority of read ers of Tui' Chicagoan Behind Moroc can Walls will therefore be a sort of second Thousand. Marriage makers and peddlers plying their trade, mint flavored tea, faithless wives asking per mission to go to the baths, oriental justice, and Ramadan forever coming round again before you have quite caught up the fasts you missed last Ramadan. Though for the minority who prefer magic there are plenty of queer superstitions, slave crimes, sinis ter poisonings. And you would be surprised what a fillip it gives to these romantic old world things when the author sudden ly has a slave or a favorite wife turn on the electric lights. Local Locale IT is necessary to be something of a gossip if you are to relish Our Very Best People. That is, in order to ap preciate the visiting Count who prac tically ejects his Chicago host from his own house, and issues a wine list which puts that host at the mercy of a super Al Capone who proceeds to take con trol of the English Speaking union and turn it into a racket, it is necessary to remember a real Count whose behavior was not dissimilar. One must also have in mind .1 prince who passed bogus checks. Local sisters whose ambitions have been realized. And any members of the youngest crowd who have been guilty of original actions. It is also necessary to have heard a rich woman attempt to tell his business to a traffic cop. 'To Read or Not to Read Tin Road Back:: Eric Maria Remarque brings bis hoys back from the Western Front. (Just as good, and just as bad, as All Quiet.) Stranoi: CaiM'RS: A jazz counterpoint consisting of a delicious bass describing the Salzkammcrgut, satirical treble of Paris Americans, and a true Arthur Meeker cadence, or ending. (Yes.) Br hind Moroccan Walls: Tales adapt ed by Constance Lily Morris from the hooks of Henriette Cclarie, with Moroc can atmosphere enhanced by Boris Artzy- hashclf. (Yes: but read carefully: if kept quite clean it will do for Christmas giving.) TUE CHICAGOAN 37 GO, CHICAGO! Out to Sea and Back Again By LUCIA LEWIS THERE'S about as much purpose in it as there is in the march of the king's hosses, but gosh it's a lot of fun. When they started these Nowhere cruises last summer the sponsors acted almost sheepish about them. People might think it was pretty aimless and silly, and big steamship companies don't like to feel that way. But I'll bet Cunard felt anything but silly when they counted the gate receipts. The bored public fell on them with such yips of joy that even more of these cruises are announced for this summer. The idea fits neatly into almost any one's plans. One person feels fagged and all jangly but can't get away for the long voyage his nerves beg for; he packs a suitcase and steals away on a Cunarder bound just anywhere. For six days or so he eases his spine against the slope of a deck chair instead of a swivel, sniffs lungs and lungs full of fresh ocean air, eats immensely, catches up on his reading, and sleeps like a winter bear. No ports to unload at, no sightseeing, nothing to do but rest. The very thought of it, just as this first twinge of spring fever touches mc is enough to break mother's heart into bits. Others get skittish as summer bursts upon the city streets and decide that merriment and lots of it is their tonic. They either collect a convivial group or dash aboard alone and develop half a dozen buzzum friends inside the hour. For them the ship provides dancing and entertainment, deck sports and din ner parties and freedom, with the wherewithal to make the most of free dom. There is no other tonic that will either soothe or stimulate the way these cruises do and there is none so easy to take. The plan is to keep them short, a week's dash into the Atlantic, veering as the Captairn commands to assure fair weather and good sailing and no set destination. Well, that kind of a cruise so suits me that I'd like to be the ruler of the queen's navee. Those Who Go Places BUT aimless floating and sipping may not be your plan. Of course, if you are considering ideas for the lengthier respite you want to float A country estate of more than 7000 acres, at a 2000-foot elevation in the beau tiful Alleghanies. GTHE REENBRIER and Cottages White Sulphur Springs,West Virginia The newly enlarged Greenbrier extends the same "South ern Hospitality" to its guests as when the "Old White" was the favorite vacationing place for many of our early Presidents. L.R.Johnston General Manager Princess Issena School — June to September. Summer Temperature Averages 70°. ^> America's ^PremierJJll -Jear Resort CHICAGO The Opportunity City of 1931 Th CHICAGOAN The Opportunity Magazine of 1931 THE CHICAGOAN, "JBXTri nr?rnAM Theater Ticket Service ^rOV4 ' '-AU.UAN 407 So. Dearborn Street Kindly enter my order for theater tickets as follows: (Play) • ' (Second Choice) - (Number of seats) (Date) (Second choice of date) (Name) (Address) (Tel. 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Canadian Pacific's regular service from Seattle takes one through the Strait of Georgia in and about the islands that are scattered along the entire coast, touching at ports whose very names bring back that roaring, gold-rushing period we have cheered on so many hilarious evenings. (Have you noticed the way a few highballs bring out the Service or the Kipling in men?) Any way, if Skagway, the White Pass, White Horse and the Yukon Crossing don't stir you any more let's dig up Grandma's hug-me-tight. The last-named spots aren't touched by the steamer. You leave that and continue by rail, climbing, climbing, climbing, around amaring gorges, shud dering over awful canyons, skimming along heavenly lakes. You stop at pic turesque towns with the roar of rapids in the distance, the wild sweet smell of Alaskan trees and flowers everywhere, glaciers shining, strange blends of United States briskness, Canadian Mounted police, Indians, totem poles adding a weird Asiatic feeling, and scattered dead gold rush settlements. The whole thing is still an adventure even if the steamers and trains are luxurious and the only thing you fight is a gamey trout in a mountain lake. Voyager's Library TRAVEL books roll in day after day, many of them beautiful, many of them informative, some of them outstanding in their verve, inspi ration, and interest. These last wo snare for review in this corner. They will give you both a pleasant hour at home and a lot of help afield. The books may be ordered from the com pany publishing them or through Thk Chicagoan's Travel Editor. (Free, too, unless otherwise indicated.) The Nineteenth Hole: Compelling descriptions and photographs of the great golf courses of the British Isles, interesting glimpses of the trickiest holes and traps, with accurate infor mation on how to make a golf tour, how to get entry to the clubs, fees, dis tances, locations, hotels, everything the traveling golfer wants to know. Pub lished by Cunard in connection with leading British railroads and the Royal Automobile Club. Shopping Around the World: A Around Pacific CRUISE luxurious advenhrre ontheMALOLO See old Asia and the Indies, modern Austra lia, romantic Fiji and Samoa, on this third Ma- lolo cruise ! By ricksha thread the streets of teeming cities, by motor penetrate jungles thick with orchids. One day visit a Sultan's palace; another, dine on plantains and bread fruit served by Javanese maidens. Luxuriously you tour 19 strange ports in 14 countries — enjoy everything for as little as $1,500! Sail Sept. 19 from San Francisco (20th from Los Angeles); back again Dec. 16. 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A setting smart, distinctive — supremely in keeping with both the dignity and brilliance of the occasion. An enviable wedding. Cor rect in every detail. The soft light of candelabra, calla lilies, ferns, palms... everything that bespeaks an understanding of all that is commeilfaut! Gossip treats it kindly. Society wel comes it. An affair of impor tance... A Shoreland Wedding! Hotel Shoreland is the set ting for more distinctive wed dings than any other hotel. Nor is it prohibitive in cost! HOTEL SHORELAND 55th Street at the Lake, CHICAGO Phone Plaza 1000 Cafe Kantonese Excellent Chinese Food Lunch and Supper Reasonable Prices 1007 Rush Street DELIVERY SERVICE, DELAWARE 2185 Couthou For Aisle Seats Stands in All Leading Hotels and Clubs treat for all womankind, traveling or stay-at-home. A fascinating story of buying in the world's most fascinating ports, how to find treasures in cere- monial kimonos, cloisonne, satsuma china, in Japan, rose-point and lingerie in Shanghai, crystals and jewels in Hongkong, snakeskin bags and shoes in Bali, and hundreds of other exciting tidbits. Invaluable for the round-the- world cruiser. By Helen Eva Yates, for the Dollar Line. Bungalow Camps: A matter-of-fact title for a thrilling booklet. Descrip tions that are never blah, intimate his tory and out-of-doors information by a writer who really knows his stuff, pic tures that will make you ache to take to the woods. Exact information on each camp to guide you expertly in your choice. By Canadian Pacific. RADIO March of the Hours By ALION HARTLEY SEEING the mountain in the dis tance with a distinct, clear-visioned perspicacity that you don't have every Sunday morning seems to be an almost futile ideal in the rapidly changing realm of Radioland. On all sides there is that desire to be as one set apart from the crowd, but the constantly changing mechanism and perhaps some unseen power forbid any such realisa tion. It is therefore quite encouraging to observe any definite action being un dertaken! with the goal of the future sought in the changing light of today. Much comment was aroused some time back when WMAQ's Three Doctors, Pratt, Sherman and Rudolph (who were also aroused) refused to broad cast for a commercial program when such broadcasting meant the use of the conventional prepared script. Such a stand meant the forfeiture of a very substantial emolument, but disregard ing that unfortunate consequence they were quite definite in their attitude. In their casus belli, one sees not the individuals involved, which is probably just as well, striving for an ideal, but the entire liberal wing attempting to combat the possible sluggishness result ing from a too rigid adherence to the precepts of sacred conservatism. By conforming today, they probably feel that their identity will be sub merged and as time passes, their even- (^yliicago s C7 inesl CyXesiaeniial 0(otel Six or more weary liours in the grimy dust ...the hustle and bustle of the dizzy loo^ ...yet just fifteen minutes away. ..a large, or if you prefer, a small spacious suite or kitchenette awaits your coming. Charming |>eo{de for your companions ... a dining" room of famed cuisine ... cjuiet, elegantly efficient service ... a home with the atmos phere of a fine country club furnished with a sophisticated taste you love. Over looking" Lincoln Park's new championship golf course and the beautiful breeze-swe{)t Lake and Belmont Harbor. Just the (slace you've longed for — richly smart — yet with single room and kitchenette rates surprising ly reasonable. That's the Belmont... where Chicago's fastidious folks live! where you ought to live ! Attendez — madam and monsieur — may we show you aboutf HMUCMT Sheridan Rd. at Belmont Harbor Phone Bittersweet aiOO B. B. Wilson, Mgr. 40 TME CHICAGOAN • With 65% of our original guests still with us, and a steadily growing clientele, we know we are offering the utmost in hotel home satisfaction. • Beautifully furnished 1 to 6 room suites— ideal location— 12 minutes to the loop — excellent restaurant and food shop in building — exacting service and everything you would wish in your own home. Yes, even very moderate rentals. Why not pay us a visit now? • Ownership Management Direction of FREDERIC C. SKILLMAN ** TJLKK jLxke Sheridan Road at Surf Street ^Bittersweet 3800 tual worth as entertainers will drop. Consequently they have adopted the stant that they now take, which is quite all right with me, even if it isn't with them. IT has never been my desire to be a member of the inner circle, or to learn the inside secrets altout movie stars, and the sundry methods employed to produce the super-super-supers that tarnish the silver screen. Despite my lack of interest, however, I did turn for old times' sake to the program fea turing Francis X. Bushman over WBBM at 8:30 Tuesday evenings. During the course of his fifteen minute feature he enters into a discussion of the filming of some of the great pro ductions of earlier days, and oftentimes the part that he played in the early development of the industry. Bushman has a very breezy, friendly style over the air, and his voice, which possesses certain mellow qualities, reg isters very well. His presentation gives no indication of unfamilarity with the microphone. Rather, his is an "at home" delivery. His material is well prepared and the manner of approach is worthy of note. The program is car ried forth by Mr. Bushman and Butler, his valet. The latter, with that dis creetness ever characteristic of his group (in the public eye) enters and makes his exits with proper aplomb. As the program draws toward its close, the product is excellently inter woven with the concluding dialogue. It is introduced naturally, and there is no jar as the product is mentioned. In considering Bushman himself, we recall that his was the glory during the early days when his face was his fortune, and his voice an unrevealed asset. Today, his well-known features cannot be viewed behind the loud speaker, and his hitherto unheard voice is his talking point for fame. Indeed, it would be most interesting in this changed situation if this program for Kolor-Bak should be the vehicle for a spectacular comeback. AS a matter of record, the Alligator i Raincoat Company program re leased through KYW at 9:30 P. M. Tuesdays is worthy of consideration. Striving to avoid the stilted formalism of wax, the program is seemingly de signed for the mood informal. There is a certain gusto, an appetizingly hearty welcome which the orchestra I musically extends, and it almost gives life to the transcription. The linking continuity is fast moving and alert, and the rapid patter of chatter ties in very well wih the musical tempo creating a program well worth hearing. Cloaked as it is with a crocodilian mantle, the identity of the Alligator orchestra is unrevealed, but as one listens to cer tain characteristic melodies performed in whimsical style, the mystery orches tra's name could almost be proclaimed. POPULAR songs whose winning melodies' are raspingly whistled, hummed and sung everywhere, often have most unusual beginnings. Radio has inspired thousands of young hope fuls, but seldom is it one of the vital factors creating the song. Such was the case, however, some time back when Carmen Lombardo and Gus Kahn wrote the very popular "Last Night I Dreamed That You Kissed Me." Lom bardo got the idea for the tune when he was driving to work early one eve ning, and when he arrived at The Granada Cafe where he was playing, he telephoned to Kahn and told him that on his first radio broadcast he would play the chorus of his new song. He went on the air, and as he played the tune, Kahn caught the idea for a lyric, and by the time Lombardo had finished, the lyric was completed. He 'phoned the lyric to Lombardo and as a concluding number on the broadcast, the song was played and sung back to Kahn. To Hear or Not to Hear Tin: Tmrkk Doctors: The three princi pal reasons for radio. [Hear.] Haroi.p Ti'.HN: A comic strip stripped of comic aspects. [Don t.J Pai.mouvi: Hour: The musical thing ot moment at the moment. [Better try it.] Tki>i: Story Hour: Fiction that's stranger than truth. [Just once.] r.i.ARA. Lw V EM: Three giddy gals at gab ad lib. [No.] C.ou.hr's Hour: Often better than Col lier's. [Yes, indeed.] Marshall Imki.o Clock: The smart way to start the day. [Make it a habit.] Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra: The best in lively measures. [Instead of a sweet.] Lowii.i. Thomas: The literate voice of The Literary Digest. [Digest it with dinner] Amos V Andy: Like 01' Man River, they "don't say nothin", don't do notliin' ". [Get Ben Bernie.] Arthur Pryor's Band: Stirring, spur ring, sterling. [If you like a good band.] True Di iictivi: Storiks: Murder in the air. [If you like murder, this is of the best.] Unoi.e Qwinn or Uncle Bob: Both good hoys when the funnies must be read aloud. [Trust the kiddies to them and snatch a lew winks.] o»« w? ia w b ^>•uw, ifl ttii Sms". "TIE mmlufi<?rJ SP WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THESE? ANSWER: IN YELLOW CABS-- New? Yes — but how attractive! ADOMETER! That's the name. Look at the illustra tion at the bottom. You can see that these displays are placed RIGHT IN FRONT OF PASSENGERS. IMPORTANT! These fascinating displays MOVE! 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