31 ^. i l Price 15 Cents r ¦x i U"iif m HiW 111 Social §oleci§ ¦¦¦ s Tee for three, featuring (right) our Betty in the throes of her first stance (wrong). It looks like a long, hard summer for Golf-Meister Arnold and the Kildeer fairways. fi| If Betty's Bogey is to think, talk and dress a good game, we suggest the sports pages of The Daily News as a practice green. Here Art Sweet (player-writer, and scratch at both) will tell her how the big shots shoot; Wade Franklin retail the locker-room chaff; Sol Metzger graph the stroke-saving tricks of stance and swing. fjJAnd through the pert and pertinent accounts of other currently popular sports, our Betty It's Smart to Read may acquire that conversational adeptness that nrup T") A I T Y NF W S helps to keep one out of the rough socially. Chicago's home newspaper TUECUICAGOAN 3 For Sale Fine Residence Located immediately North of Lincoln Park in district restricted to residences Inquiries: McMenemy & Martin Inc. Real Estate 410 N. Michigan Blvd. Whitehall 6880 14 T14ECNICAG0AN TI4ECWICAGOAN 15 "Look at this Southern Puffer at the zvay he's puffin', wouldya." A Q U A R I U M 'By George, Ada, that reminds me of something Coolidgc said this morning." "Docs it croak, Mama? Huh, does it? I wanta hear it croak, Mama." P H I L I P N E S B I T T fe»»Mfftl That's what they make soup and glasses rims out of, darling " "No, dear, it belongs to the man and anyway we have no place to keep it." TI4ECWICAG0AN "TURN BACK, O TIME" Henry C. Jordan, entrenched behind the formidable Wabash Avenue Bridge, trams his suave lens upon the eloquent ram parts of the Medinah Athletic Club and obtains at mid-day through the din of unseen traffic an impression of peaceful Medieval grandeur. 19 GREETINGS, MARS The Travel and Transportation Building, trans-stratospheric invita tion to Martian Lindberghs, yields rich perspectives and opulent inspira tion to the no less modern camera of A. George Miller, painter by training and photographer by virtue of faith in the inherent sublimity of objective design. 21 mECUICAGOAN "THE CURFEW TOLLS THE KNELL' Herds from Loop offices have caught their trains. The lights in ave nue hotels are lit; their dining rooms are cool and fresh and bright with shining silver, glassware and white cloth. The evening guests are seated and at ease with all the world before their evenings fun: The theatre, the cinema, the yachts, or possibly a trip along the drives. While on the greensward stretches of Grant Par\, the workman home ward plods his weary way with one last load of rich, blac\ surface soil. A Photograph by Mil. TON M. MITERS TUECWICAGOAN GO, CHICAGO! Midland Cruising By LUCIA LEWIS 30 Madison Avenue at 45th Street, New York Edward Clinton Fogg — Manugmg Director < *\ A /HO said you had to go to sea V V to go to sea?" demanded Bert. His young visitor was making woeful sounds because the family had not clicked to his plans for following the sea and doing the Orient on his vacation. "If your people want you home for awhile you can't blame 'em. And you can have a pretty handsome vacation right here with that trim little craft of yours." "Say, if you knew how sick I get of chugging out into the lake and chug ging back again — " the boy began. Being what might be called a Lake Michigan seadog, with his life spent either on the water or talking boats at the Motor Boat Mart, Bert Cable cast a fond look at the blue water before he replied to the slur. "Folks that chug out there and just chug right back year after year are nat ural born fools and don't deserve a boat nohow." He warmed to his subject. "Say, kid, you can cruise even one day from here and see plenty. Two, three days you're in another environ- ment entirely. Get your father away for two or three weeks and you're in another country. You can get enough variety to make you feel like an old tar." "Where — on Lake Michigan?" came the doubting query. "\A/ELL, start here." Cable V V drew out a map criss-crossed with his own lines, marking out the routes that he has blazed in summer after summer of inland cruising. "Some hot summer day when you think you'll shrivel if a breath of air don't start soon, you pack into your cruiser and tell them you'll be back in time for dinner. "Of course you know the shore trips out to Jackson Park to the South Shore Power Boat Club and on to the Calumet district where you cut around to Gary and Indiana Harbor. And you have done the northern trip from Belmont Harbor to Wilmette Harbor dozens of times. Splendid lit tle cooling-off jaunts. But have you ever thought of a day's cruise down the Chicago River, through the Sani tary Canal and on to Lockport? Mighty pleasant now and interesting. That Water Gvp.sie.s- book of A. P. Her bert's describes a simple trip through the English locks in a way to make your mouth water. Read that and then run down to Lockport to see for yourself. There's much of the same charm about our canals and locks only nobody ever put it in a book. "Week-end trips you can have all through the summer without repeating a single one. Up Milwaukee-way and on north, ports are only twelve to fif teen miles apart all the way and you can take your choice. All the dis tance along the west coast of the lake, ports lie close together like this. "Follow this coast on your longer trip too. About two hundred miles north of Chicago you enter Sturgeon Bay Canal. Pass through the canal and go on to Green Bay. Here you can set tle down for weeks if you want to. Fishing- !" and here Bert waved his arms across the desk to outline a pike of legendary size. "You can fish and swim from Green Island, Chamberlain Island, Washing ton, St. Martin's, or any of the other islands dotting the bay. "But if you're restless and want some real sporty going take the east side of Green Bay, going north, through a large opening into Lake Michigan. The Indians used to fight back and forth to hold this opening and it's still known as Death Door. The country gets wilder and rugged now and the waters harder to navi gate. You don't have to take much in the way of supplies because you can pick up all the provisions you need from the farms along the shore." HIS audience was beginning to spark. "And what's this line across the lake?" "That well it'll take you three or four weeks or more to finish that trip but it's a beauty. Due east to St. Joe, fifty-six milea across, and follow a northerly course up the east coast of the lake. You pass a lot of fancy sum mer resorts but keep going till you en ter the smaller lakes about a hundred fifty miles up. Through the Southern \^A>ftJu(e fe* uoun t OS OAHJ Don't Rasp Your Throat With Harsh Irritants "Reach for a LUCKY instead" Now! Please!— Actually put your finger on your Adam's Apple. Touch it— your Adam'sApple — Do you know you are ac tually touching your larynx? — This is your voice box — it contains your vocal chords. When you consider your Adam's Apple you are considering your throat— your vocal chords. Don't rasp your throat with harsh irritants— Reach for a LUCKY instead — Remember, LUCKY STRIKE is the only cigarette in America that through its exclusive "TOASTING" process expels certain harsh irritants present in all raw tobaccos. These ex pelled irritants are sold to manufacturers of chemical compounds. They are not present in your LUCKY STRIKE. And"~so we say "Consider your Adam's Apple." BRONXVILLE, N. Y. It's feasted Including the use of Ultra Violet Rays Sunshine Mellows — Heat Purifies ur Throat Protection — against irritation — against c TUECUICAGOAN i A TRIP BEGUN IS A TRIP HALF WON We don' I know where you're going but we know you can't go far without the proper luggage. Even if your journey's only from the office to the golf-course, you'll need a zipped-up squashy hold-all. If your ambition takes you airward, you'll get no higher than the ground without lightweight airplane luggage. If you hope to brighten any corner for a week-end, you'll simply have to have unwrinkled clothes, all neat and nice from our newly designed week-end cases. But if you're going to astonish at the better summer places in Europe or at home — nothing less than our perfect wardrobe trunks will do the trick. LUGGAGE ON FIRST FLOOR TRUNKS FOURTH FLOOR MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY 2 TWE CHICAGOAN THEATKE zJtCusical +FIHE AND DANDT— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2460. You know how funny Joe Cook is and this musical coni' edy is made for him. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.85; Saturday, $4.40. Matinees, $2.50. *ME£T MT SISTER— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Bettina Hall and Walter Slezak in a nice show with a lot of pleasing tunes and dancing. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. T)rama -KSTEPPING SISTERS— Blackstone, 60 E. 7th St. Harrison 6609. Blanche Ring, Grace Huff and Helen Raymond as three former burlesque queens who have a re union after a separation of twenty years. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $2.50; Saturday, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. *APRON STRINGS— Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 2300. Jefferson De Angelis in a comedy about a young wife whose husband's life is managed by post' humous letters of his doting mother. Cur- tain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. +HIGH HAT— Adelphi, 11 N. Clark. Randolph 4466. Edna Hibbard, James Spottswood and Richard Taber in one of those Hibbard'summer'comedies. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Mati nees, $2.00. To be reviewed later. "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— Weekend, by Ed. Graham Cover design Current Entertainment Page 2 Tables Here and There 4 Sport Dial 6 Editorial 7 CHICAGOANA, by Donald Plant 9 Daddy Long Legs, by Sandor 1 3 Aquarium, by Philip f^esbitt 14-15 Medinah Athletic Cub, by Henry C. Jordan 16 Chicago Takes a Drink, by Ben Green 17 Travel and Transportation Build- ING, by A. George Miller 19 When "Whoopee" Was a War Cry, by Wallace Rice 20 The Opera Appoints, by Rohcn Polla\ 21 The Stage, by William C. Boyden 2 3 Cinema, by William R. Weaver 24 Music, by Robert Pollal{ 26 Books, by Susan Wilbur... 28 Go, Chicago! by Lucia Lewis 30 Song of the Season, by Laura J{owa\ Kerr 31 Shops About Town, by The Chi' cagoenne 32 Statement Sartorial, by Dale Fisher 53 Dance, by Mar\ Turbyjill 34 The Outer Man, by H. I. M 3 5 After Leaving Forever, by Mary Carolyn Davies .... 36 CINEMA (Later reviews on page 24) Up Pops the Devil: A devilishly fine pictumation of a reasonably devilish stage comedy. [See it.} The Subway Express: A stagey picturi- zation of a piquantly screenish stage thriller. [Don't see it.] Laughing Sinners: Joan Crawford's im pression of Torch Song and hot enough. [Go.] Never the Twain Shall Meet: Just an other white man's idea of the, brown man's islands. [No.] Tabu: Native players in a silently engag ing island idyl. [Yes.] The Good Bad Girl: Mae Clarke as a gangster's girl who goes straight, not very entertainingly. [Read the Capone news.] The Chicacoan— Martin Ouigley, Publishes; and Editor; W. R. Weaves, Masagiko Editor; published fortnightly by the Chicagoan Publish ing' Co 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. New York Office: 1790 Broadway. Los Angeles Office: Pacific States Life Bldg. Pacific Coast Office; Simpson-Reilly, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles; Russ Building; San Francisco. Subscription $3.00 annually; single copy 15c. Vol. XI No b —July 4 1931. Copyright 1931. Entered as second class matter March 25, 1927, at the Post Office St Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. 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 35. WOMEN OF ALL Nations: Victor Mo Laglen and Edmund Lowe in one gal picture too many. [Don't bother.] Tin: BUSINESS Girl: Loretta Young and Ricardo Cortex give the secretary theme Its host treatment to date. [Perhaps you'd hotter. | SEED: Swell homespun drama. [It's a change.] Tm SECRET Six: A gaudy guess as to the whys and wherelorcs of the local situa- tton. [Forget it.] 'I'm FlNGEB Points: A gaudy guess as to who shut Lingle and why. [Your own guess is as good.] RIVER TAXI CHRIS CRAFT WATER TRANSIT. 1A[C. — Nine boats running on five min- ntes schedule, Union Station, North western Station, Merchandise Mart, W'nejcy Dock and intermediate stops on request. Individual tare, $0.25; Com- mutation tickets may he purchased. TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — Later TIP TOP IHH 206 S. Michigan. Wabash 1DSS. An establishment that is one of the Town's institutions and ought to be. MAILLARD'S 308 S. Michigan. Harri son 1060. A favorite spot, and did you know they'll check your dog? PICCADILLY 410 S. Michigan. Harri son Ui6(). Always an interesting menu and you'll care for the murals. GRAYUHG'S 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. Right at the bridge and ca- tering to the masculine as well as femi nine taste. L'AKTOAJ 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. French Catering, wonderfully pre pared and handsomely served. And pri vate dining rooms. GARRK'.K 68 W Randolph. Dearborn J908. Here you may dine and dance during luncheon, dinner and after theatre. RED STAR IHH 1*28 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. These thirty years the cen ter for Teutonic catering and good cheer. ST. HUBERTS OLD EKGLISH GRILL 316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! [ con i i\t id ON PAGE POUR] 4 TWECUICAGOAN CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Su perior 9697. Spanish atmosphere and catering and all in all rather unique. VASSAR HOUSE— Diana Court, 540 N. Michigan. Superior 6508. For lunch eon, tea, dinner and even breakfast. HEHRICFS— 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn ': 1800. When better coffee is made Hen- i. rici's will still be without orchestral din. MAISONETTE RUSSE— 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakeview 10554. Russian Euro pean dishes and a concert string trio during dinner. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 3688. Swedish cooking and the smorgasbord is a specialty. JULIEH'S— 1009 Rush. Delaware 0040. A broad board, Mama Julien's broad smile and you'd better 'phone for reser vations. HUTLER'S— 20 S. Michigan, 310 N. Michigan, Palmolive Bldg. For lunch eon, tea or dinner, and you're usually near one. HARDIHG'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0841. Famous, and justly so, for its victuals and cooking. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 2322. The home of the strawberry waf fle and the late club sandwich. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1187. Catering that makes you feel at home in the world of cake and conversation. YANKEE DOODLE INN— 1171 E. 55th. Fairfax 1776. Early American prices, foodstuffs and atmosphere and the Uni versity crowd. CHEZ LOUIS— 120 E. Pearson. Delaware 0860. M. Louis Steffen's new restaurant and his old Opera Club and Ciro's chefs and staff. Luncheon, $1.00; dinner, $2.00; supper, a la carte. CAFE LOL7ISIANE— 1341 S. Michigan Michigan 1837. The fine art of Creole cooking is here practiced under the eye of M. Gaston Alciatore. One ought to tele phone first. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Mich- I igan. Superior 1184. Something of a show place and more to feminine than masculine taste. zM'oming — Noon — Nigh t DRAKE HOTEL— Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Largest of the class inns and well patronized by a gay, usually young crowd. Bill Donahue and his orchestra play. A la carte serv ice. Weekly cover charge, $1.25; Satur day, $2.50. Peter Ferris is headwaiter. Table d'hote dinner in the Italian Room, $2.00. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 block, Sheridan Road. Longbeach 6000. Paul Whiteman and his thirty piece or chestra playing nightly. Week nights, dinners, $2.00 and $2.50 plus a cover charge of $0.50; admission for after din ner guests, $1.25. Saturday nights, din ner, $2.50 plus a cover charge of $1.25; admission for after dinner guests, $2.00. HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Carl Moore and his band play on the Roof Garden. Dinners, $2.00 and no cover charge. After nine o'clock, cover charge, $1.00. [listings begin on page two] CONGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Con gress. Harrison 3800. Lix Riley and his orchestra play in the Pompeuan Room during the dinner hour and later in the Balloon Room, where the service is a la carte and no cover charge. Monday to Thursday; Friday, $1.00; Saturday, $2.50. Telephone Ray Barrett for reser vations. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. The Palmer House or chestra plays in the Empire Room; din ner, $2.50 and Mutschler in attendance. In the Victorian Room, dinner, $2.00; Gartmann in charge. Chicago Room, dinner, $1.50 and Horrmann is there. STEVENS HOTEL— 730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. A tremendous establish ment and very lively. George Devron and his orchestra and entertainers in the main dining room; dinner, $2.00; no cover charge. A trio plays in the Colchester Grill; dinner, $1.50. BLACKSTONE HOTEL— 656 S. Mich igan. Harrison 4300. Long a touch stone of boulevard civilization, the Blackstone continues its unquestionable prestige. Margraff directs the String Quintette and Otto Staack is maitrc. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Bobby Meeker and his orchestra at College Inn. Maurie Shet- man and his band play for tea dances. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chestnut. Su perior 2380. The service and the a la carte menu in the Cafe are hard to match, no matter how meticulous the dinner may be. Tabic d'hote dinner, $1.50. On the Roof Garden, dining, Sky Golf and Keno. 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. Blessman will greet you. SHORELAHD HOTEL — 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. The splen did Shoreland cuisine and hospitality are a delight to southsidc dincrs-out. Din ner, $2.00. BELMOHT HOTEL — 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. Quiet and al together competent for the dincrs-out on the mid-north side. A notable kitchen. No dancing. Dinner $2.00. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL — 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. One of those knowing places where service and cuisine are impeccable. Dinner, $2.50; no dancing. LangsdortI is maitre. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. Here the fine old tradi tions ol American culinary art are pre served. Sandrock is head waiter. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL— 1660 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 400. A pleas ant place with an ample menu and alert service. Convenient for the southside diners-out, especially. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. Gifford is in charge. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL — 163 E. Walton. Superior 4264. One of the out standing private ballrooms of the Town and smaller private party rooms, too. The cuisine is exceptional. In the main dining room, dinner, $1.50; in the Coffee Shop, $1.00. 'Dusk Till Dawn VILLA VEHICE Milwaukee Ave. at Des Plaines River. Wheeling 8. Crooning gondoliers, gondolas, line foods, a swell revue and a good orchestra. Cover charge, after ten, $2.00. Dinners, $3.50 and $4.00. M. Bouche in charge. LINCOLN TAVERN— Dempster Road at Morton Grove. Morton Grove 1919. Lively entertainment with Earl Burtnett and his band providing the music. Din ners $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00. No cover charge. DELLS Dempster Road, Morton Grove. Morton (".rove 1717. George Olsen and his famous orchestra and several well- known entertainers I torn the stage. Sam Hare is host. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 E. Ontario. Delaware 09 30. Clarence Moore and his orchestra are there to play for you and for the door show. And there is a pop ular after-theatre menu. No cover charge. COLOSIMO'S -2128 S. Wabash. Calu met 1 127. Jimmy Mco 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 and dinner $1.50. CASA (iRANADA-- 6800 Cottage Grove. Dorchester oo74. Abe Lyman and his orchestra play grand music and there's a Boor show. No cover charge. Billy Leather is head waiter. CLUB ALABAM 747 Rush. Delaware 08(18. Chinese and Southern menu and Dave Unell ami Ins band and a clever revue. ( lover charge, $ 1 .00. EL HAREM— 165 N. Michigan. Dear- bom 4388. The newest thing in night clubs. Turkish cuisine and oriental at mosphere. Entertainment and Clarence Jones and his band. MACK'S CLUB 12 E. Pearson. White hall 6667. Keith Beecher and his Melody Makeis and a new edition ol the Inter national Revue. Cover charge, $1.00. Harry McKelvey is host. TERRACE GARDENS-- Morrison Hotel, 79 W. Madison. Franklin 9600. Clyde McCoy and his outfit play and there's the famous Morrison kitchen to prepare your food. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. NO Cover charge. GRAND TERRACE— 3955 South Park way. Douglas 3600. Earl Hines and his orchestra, and Earl at the piano. A last, colored floor show. Weekly cover charge, 50 cents; Saturdays, $1.00. THE CHICAGOAN VLyrLo^U/n/Csuns j M W PACKARD CARS v V V V V V an - (y\ecir ui herfc ormanc& - Cs\eur Lrv u ear crv cuj&ccrt/— / Old only in distinguished name, in ad herence to the simplest principles of motor design, and in refusal to give up the characteristic beauty of line that has long spelled "Packard", the new Packards are new in everything else. The chassis are longer in wheelbase, wider in tread and with new frames. Bodies have been redesigned for greater beauty, strength and luxury. They are now most thoroughly insulated against exterior heat, cold and noise. The new Vee radiator provides an identifying mark of smartness. The new bonnet houses a more powerful motor, floated in rubber, and one that only purrs in its supreme quietness. Outstanding among the many new fea tures is Ride Control — shock absorbers adjustable from the dash to meet any road, speed, load or temperature condi tion. Now, instantly, at a finger's touch, you can have just the kind of ride you like best. At last, true luxury in motor ing! Ride Control, the newest and most appreciated thing in motoring, is to be had only in Packard cars. You will appreciate the four-speed synchro -mesh transmission as Packard builds it. You will marvel at the action of the Stabilizers built into the bumpers of the larger cars. You will enjoy, and we mean this most literally, the explora tion of the new Packard for its many new features. Come and see these new cars. On Monday night, June 29, Packard will present for the first time on the a,r Geraldine Farrar famous Metropolitan soprano, beginning a serves of Monday evemng radto ' ' recitals in honor of its new cars. The Packard Eight and the Packard Eight DeLuxe are each offered in thirteen beautiful body styles, including three fully convertible types. Pictured here is the Packard Eight DeLuxe Seven-Passenger Seda ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE 6 TWE CHICAGOAN Chicago Cubs and St. Louis, Wrigley Field, July 5, 6, 7; New York, [ulv '4, 15, 16, 17; Brooklyn, July 18, 19, 20, 21; Boston, July 22, 23, 24, 25; Phila delphia, July 26, 27, 28, 29; St. Louis, August 1, 2; Cincinnati, August 3, 4, 5, 29, 30. Chicago White Sox and Cleveland, Comiskey Park, July 8, 9, 11, 12; St. Louis, August 6, 8, 9; Washington, August 11, 12, 13, 14; Boston, August 15, 16, 17, 18; Philadelphia, August 19, 20, 21, 22; New York, August 23, 24. 25, 26. GOLF National Open Championship, Inverness Club, Toledo, July 2-4. Fourth Annual North Shore Open, Sunset Valley Country Club, July 6. Women's Western Junior Championship, La Grange Country Club, July 7-10. Edgewater Hi Jinx, Edgewater Country Cluh, July 14. C. D. G. A. Junior Team Matches, Evanston Golf Club, July 20. C. D. G. A. Handicap Event, Olympia Fields Country Cluh, July 22. Women's C. D. G. A. City Championship, Calumet Country Cluh, July 27-31. Sectional qualifying round for National Amateur Championship, Onwentsia Club, July 28. Public Links Championship, Keller Club, St Paul, August 4-8. Calumet Play Day, Calumet Country Cluh, August 5. HORSE RACING Arlington Park, Arlington Park Jockey Club, Arlington Heights, Illinois, thirty days, through August 1 . Arlington Classic, Arlington Park, July 18. POLO International Polo Challenge Match, Old Aiken, Long Island and Santa Paula, Argentine Republic; Onwentsia Club, July 11, 15, IS. Leona Farms; games Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays; tournaments, July 14-23. Onwentsia Club; tournaments, August 29-Septcmher 1 2. Oak Brook Polo Club; games every Sunday throughout the summer; tourna ments, September 14-September 27. REGATTAS Outboard Race, Ottawa Outboard Club, Ottawa, Illinois, July 7. Van Buren Gap to Saugatuck, Jackson Park Yacht Club, all classes, July 1 1. Twenty-fourth Annual Chicago Yacht Club Mackinac Cup Race, cruising divi sion and racing division, July 18. Lipton Cup Race, R class, Chicago Yacht Club, August 13, 15. Nutting Cup Race, S class, Chicago Yacht Club, August 13, 15. Chicago Daily News Regatta, under Chicago Yacht Club, Navy Pier; all classes, August 22. Illinois State Championship, Chicago Town and Tennis Cluh, July 6. Calumet Park Open Tournament, Calumet Park, July Women's National Championship, West Side Club, forest Hills, Loin July 17. Chicago Public Parks Championship, Hamilton Park, July IS Beverly Hills Men's Open Championship, Beverly Hi'.ls Tennis Club, August 1 Celebration in Time IT wouldn't be orthodox to begin our review of the fort night — which, in case you didn't know, is what we fond ly hold this page of paragraphs to be — with discussion of anything less momentous than the Moratorium (if that's the word). And it wouldn't be possible to discuss the Moratorium without clapping of hands and loosing of cheers. If you can picture us in the act of hurling our topper into the blue and executing a rush order for innu merable reams of nice new white paper with which to meet the clamorous demands of an unleashed prosperity your pic ture will be well within the bounds of accuracy, mad as you may choose to make it. We may be a little premature about it, but we've made it a policy to do our celebrating early and be sure of getting it done. Our glee, and it's nothing less, springs not alone from the prospect of the long awaited upturn, which we may as well be first to say we knew was sure to come. It has a deeper origin in the evident decision of the Chief Execu tive that it is possible, after all, to do something about something. It is heightened, too, by the notable absence of the usual Appointed Commission and the almost brilliant brevity of the executive pronouncement. If these circum stances are reliable as indications of a genuine change of heart (our fingers are habitually crossed) it is clearly rea sonable to expect a sequence of good things as consistent as the sequence of bad ones that has gone before. Like the small boy writing to Santa Claus on the morning after Christmas, we seise this occasion to record our request for a recess — say, five or ten years — in the application of the Eighteenth Amendment. If Germany's to have her beer why not U. S.? Publicity Moderne WE'RE beginning, in our slow way, to comprehend the psychology of the earnest and not at all un- gifted gentlemen in charge of operations prefatory to un- veilment of the Century of Progress Exposition. From an attitude of frank incredulity, with regard to the peculiarly bland reticence of the publicity department, we've swung in two short weeks to a wholesome and much more comfort able admiration. We've no doubt, now, that the multitudes will come, view and marvel precisely as planned and prayed for by realtors, business men and City Fathers. Our conversion to this belief was not unaccompanied by pain. In our simple devotion to the high purpose we had caused Artist Clayton Rawson to fix upon the cover of this loftily intcntioned journal a suitably sheer rendition of the Administration Building. We had cautioned a cautious en graver and a mecitulous printer to spare no pains requisite to the perfect reproduction of this facade we had come by slow stages to know, admire and extol. And in the very fortnight of these preparations, beginning punctually on the morning when it became too late for us to arrest the prog ress of our artisans, the structure in process of reproduc tion underwent a metamorphosis complete beyond the bravest dreams of its most implacable critic. Far from being annoyed, we're glad. We'll devote an other cover to the building of course, although not until we're doubly assured that it's completed and to be kept that way for two weeks. We're glad, as we were saying, that the publicity department appreciates, as so few pub licity departments do, the virtue that lies in keeping rou tine information secret and letting the good news speak for itself to a public whetted to peak pitch interest. Onward, you strong, silent men, to 1933. Essay on Advertising IF it is safe to assume that Al Capone will actually spend some time in Leavenworth, in person, it is almost obliga tory to say something about it. The man is a news figure of unmatched proportions. He has made his generation forget Jesse James. He has erected an empire within an em pire, devising and enforcing a kind of law and order out side of law and order that, somehow, has held the allegiance of a vast personnel dedicated primarily to the principle of allegiance to none. It is pointless to speculate upon the results that Al Ca pone might have accomplished by directing his talents along legitimate lines or to what lengths a determination to do just that might carry him when and if his debt to society may be marked paid. These are themes for theorists, engag ing but indefinite. The single definite credit we're able to summon up for the man, after this many words of reflection, abides in the fact of his having been, in the past tense, the most potent advertisement Chicago ever had. We repeat, in the past tense. At Home BILL BOYDEN'S in California, leaving us his first-night- ing to do thermometer or no. Susan Wilbur's reviews of summer books are coolly typed out on a veranda some where in Massachusetts. Bob Pollak's back from New Mexico just in time to see that Ravinia receives a full com plement of critical attention and Arthur Meeker, Jr., has mailed back from Paris a manuscript impudently entitled So You're Staying in Illinois. This last is too much. Used as we are to the wish-you- were-here's of a far flung staff, resigned as we are to the chains that binds us to an often as not steaming desk, the taunt direct grates. We want it distinctly understood by all hands that we're staying in Illinois because Chicago hap pens to be located in this State and we are body and soul with that merrily mounting majority of smart Chicagoans who hold Chicago to be "the world's greatest summer re sort." Especially, we may as well add, this year. THE CHICAGOAN SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE CHICAGO ^io£i*e + + Chic for Active Sports At Remarkably Low Prices Priced 25% less than a year ago Washable silk pique with detachable cowl- collar. . . chic for tennis or other active sports. Specia 25.00 One piece crepe silk dress . . . with Suntan back. Special 29.50 NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR SELECTION Smart linen with varied color detachable collar. Special 25.00 U(C/ie cJ?Uile cfkofj for ©uldoor (^lollies . . . decond cfloo\ North Michigan at Chestnut TUE CHICAGOAN 9 CHICAGOANA An Eye and Ear to the Din and Whim of the Town By DONALD PLANT YOU probably didn't known it (and even so, you've been just as happy about everything, haven't you?), but an anniver sary, though not a bank holiday — that is, not a regular bank holi day — has just slipped by without many people doing much about it. June 15 was the day we mean. Throughout the English-speak ing nations June 15 is observed as Magna Carta Day, at least by the International Magna Carta Day Association. And it is, in dubitably, a pretty fine sort of thing. Well, it's nice for them anyway. The I. M. C. D. A. (for short) has been backing this Day hoping to foster fellowship among English-speaking nations and to promote a high sense of re spect for the law. And there is, also, a follow-up on The Day; the third Sunday of each June is Magna Carta Sunday. After doing some research work, however, we discovered that the Great Charter (Magna Carta) of Eng lish liberties was delivered June 19. (In 1215, by King John, at Runny - mede, on demand of the English bar ons, if we must go through with the thing.) But that was probably Green wich time. Interstate Commercialism PERHAPS you've heard about the motor truck license controversy be tween the states of Illinois and Wis consin. We learned about it from the Chicago Motor Club. It seems that Wisconsin started it all. That state recently began enforcing a new piece of legislation providing that all motor trucks from other states must carry Wisconsin license plates if they were to be driven in the state. A lot of Illinois truck drivers were arrested. Il linois authorities retaliated by arresting drivers of Wisconsin trucks. Chief Investigator Philip Harmon, for the Secretary of State for Illinois, proposed that both states discontinue making arrests of this nature until a test case had been carried to the Su preme Court of Wisconsin. To fur- Another distinguished Chicagoan, the fifth, is presented with a gratui tous escutcheon in Sandor's Modern Heraldy sequence. ther the possibilities of agreement and to make things more pleasant for everybody, the Illinois authorities stopped arresting Wisconsin truck drivers, but the Wisconsin boys wouldn't play that way and continued to arrest as many as they could of Il linois truckers. Thereupon, Chief Investigator Har mon made the announcement that the Illinois authorities would continue to arrest Wisconsin truck drivers until Wisconsin agreed in writing to arrest no more Illinois truck drivers until the high court had passed on the case. But so far Wisconsin has refused to enter any sort of armistice, with the result that the war continues in both states, much to the consternation of all truck drivers. <iAdd Recipe WHAT with so many cocktail charts and recipe books lying around houses, one would hardly ex pect a new, passable and possible recipe to be brought to light. One is always having to try new cocktails, to be sure (and you can't always be) , but most of them are either variations of old favor ites or perfectly impossible concoctions tossed together by an amateur host. But here's a new one that is literally right off the boat. Wally Jenkins, cocktail expert who presides over the Knicker bocker Bar on the new Canadian Pacific flagship, the Empress of Britain, and formerly the equally wellknown cocktail inventor of the Mayfair Club, London, has originated a new masterpiece. He introduced it to a parched world during the maiden voyage of the Britain a few weeks ago. At present, for lack of a better name, he calls it The Corpse Re viver. And, they say, it would revive any museum mummy, Yes, We Have No Bananas or "He fa' down an' go boom." Here it is: Dash of Orange Bitters, Dash of Orange Curasao, 2/3 Brandy, 1/6 Italian Vermouth, 1/6 French Vermouth, Dash of Gum (or Simple) Syrup, Dash of Absinthe; Finish with a squeeze of oil from Lemon Peel. Then shake and take. And there's more to the formula : Carry in the Corpse of the Passed-Out Reveler; Pour Contents of Shaker down His Throat; Then chain Him to Ship's Rail so He Won't Dive Overboard! It occurs to our ship's reporter to add that The Corpse Reviver can be used for purposes of resuscitation un der various other conditions, such as plain hangover, or when the evening's drinks die on you suddenly together and at once, after a visit to one's fam- ily, after a visit to one's wife's family, after a margin call from one's broker, after one's bank has done a nose-dive, or for any similar major catastrophe. ^Another Ellis IN our last issue we wrote something about one "Dirty Shirt" Ellis who is wellknown around the race tracks. He is not to be confused, however, 10 THE CHICAGOAN 'And don't you believe for a minute that I'm Rube Goldberg • with George Ellis who is also well- known around the race tracks. The veteran George Ellis has, for many years, been jockey of the main division of the Greentree Stable. He will be at Arlington Park during the meeting there to do Clyde Phillips' rid ing. Ellis has a nickname, too; he is called "Knot Hole" Ellis because of his especial penchant for driving his mounts through narrow openings to save ground. Insurance Game THE line of waiting people at the insurance desk at the Post Office was unusually long. It might have been because of the late afternoon hour when the package boys from offices clogged the works. Finally it was the turn of a neatly dressed gentleman. He placed his package on the counter. "What is it?" asked the insurance clerk. "I'd like very much to insure this package," replied the gentleman, "but not for very much." "What is it?" repeated the clerk. "I say, I'd like to insure this pack age ..." "Yeah, but what's in it?" growled the clerk. "Oh, wearing apparel of some sort, I believe," said the customer. "Well, don't believe everything and tell me just what it is." "Oh, lingerie," said the gentleman, giving the word its correct French pronunciation. "What is it?" the clerk asked, seem ingly nettled. "Lingerie," he replied. "L-i-n- g-e-r-i-e. Lanj(e)ree." "Oh, lon'jer-ay, huh?" said the clerk. "Why didn't you say so?" "Because it's lanj(e)ree," insisted the gentleman. "No, it isn't." "Yes, it is. In pure French, it is." "The French ain't pure." "But the French language is." "Is it?" "Yes, it is." "Is that a fact?" asked the clerk. "Is that word really pronounced lanj(e)ree instead of lonjeray?" "That's a fact," said the instructive gentleman. "It's lanj(e)ree all right. I've studied French, so I ought to know, I think." "Yes, indeed," said the clerk. "How much?" "Four years." "Insured for how much, I mean?" "Oh, twenty dollars." The clerk performed the various lit tle rites that insurance clerks go through to insure packages and handed the man his bundle and receipt slip. "Well," said the clerk. "I've cer tainly learned something today." "Oh, that's all right," replied the gentleman, quite pleased about it all. He moved away and the man behind him in line handed his package to the insurance clerk. "What is it?" asked the clerk. "Lonjeray," said the man. "Lonjeray," repeated the clerk. "How much?" There Is No More RECENTLY Mr. Henry Voegeli, manager and treasurer of the Chi cago Symphony Orchestra, and his wife were in Ann Arbor with the Orchestra. After the performance Mrs. Voegeli felt the desire for a refreshing iced drink of some kind. On the way to the train they stopped in at an unpre possessing soft-drink parlor and asked for orange juice. The order given, the tough- looking waiter leaned over and whispered to Mrs. Voegeli. She looked rather nettled and said to her husband, "Do I look respectable?" "No one more so," he replied with the obvious answer. "Why?" "Well," she said, "the waiter whis pered to me, "And that's all you'll get!" It is Mrs. Voegeli, too, who tells of the time when, having just been asked for her hand in marriage after a some what variegated career, she said to her closest woman friend, "I don't know just how to answer a decent proposal." "It's just the same as any other kind," said her friend, "Yes or no." Trofit- Sharing THERE may be many of these busi nesses in town, and then, this may be the only one of its kind. Anyway, this business, dress-making, is managed by two gentlemen who have had a great deal of experience in the dry goods and dress-making field. One had been, in other times, a salesman with a nice clientele; the other had been in the production end. Now they are together. They have one girl who is at once forewoman and designer, and twelve seamstresses who make the dresses. That's the way the business is run. The gentlemen supply the girls with bolts of cloth that they have picked up here and there at bargain prices. The design er designs; the seamstresses turn out the finished product, the two partners do the selling. And the whole organisa tion is operated on a profit-sharing plan. At the end of the week the total amount of money taken in is divided among the fifteen people. The men draw the largest shares, because they do the financing and, they do not draw regular salaries, receive commissions on their sales. The designer and fore woman is next; then the twelve seamstresses. THE CHICAGOAN n At the end of a very good week the girls will make fifty, sixty, sometimes seventy dollars; the designer propor tionately more; the men seventy, eighty and ninety. During a poor week the earnings drop as low as ten or fifteen dollars for the girls and similarly for the others. The girls are very happy and work hard; everyone in the business does. Bolts of material are tossed on their machines and they fly at it and make quick, but able, work of turning out the dresses. The designer, of course, copies her patterns from those of any shop or foreign or domestic designer, and everything rolls along smoothly. Romance THERE is in Marshall Field's book section a large poster the drawing on which is of a most romantic nature. There is a canoe, always romantic, and in it a pretty romantic-looking girl. A man is lying in the canoe with his head in the girl's lap. She is holding a book and reading to him. A great headline shouts : LET ROMANCE STEAL INTO YOUR HEART THROUGH THE PAGES OF A BOOK Below this headline are listed titles of suggested new books: Mad Marriage Flirting Wives Dimpled Rac\eteers Tarnished Wording Wives Quite enough, our reporter was cer tain, to upset the most romantic canoe on the most romantic stream. Inventions WHEN Samuel Insull was speak ing, and broadcasting, at a ban quet the other night one of his officials noticed that the microphone was not properly adjusted to Mr. Insull's height. Calling an attendant, he told him to wait for an interval in the ad dress and to reset the instrument so that the speech would be clearer to radio listeners. A pause in the speech came and as the microphone was being raised, Mr. Insull said impatiently: "Don't you suppose I know how to do that? I make 'em!" There is a similar story about Angus Hibbard. Mr. Hibbard has not only been an official of the Illinois Bell Tele phone Company, but he is also the in ventor of several of the appliances in volved in the use of the instruments. Wishing to call home one time not so very long ago, he had for reply the bzz'bzz-bzz of the busy signal. After a wait he called again, with the same result. : He waited longer — quite a long time, in fact — and again got the busy signal. "B^-bwb2;2;," he said, slamming to gether the instrument in high disgust. "And to think I invented that damned thing!" AND that brings to our mind the al ways good story about the late Hildy Johnson, newspaperman extra ordinary of the Herald and Examiner, made immortal, and rightly so, by the authors of the play and picture, The Front Page. Hildy, the story goes, was telephon ing from the pressroom of the Crimi nal Courts building. The service was none too good; neither was the tele phone; in fact, that instrument was old, worn out and mighty tired of it all. Hildy couldn't get the number he was calling. He tried time and again with out success and finally got mad. Some one finally suggested that he call the supervisor. Hildy called the supervisor and said that he was Hildy Johnson of the Her ald and Examiner, that he was in the pressroom of the Criminal Courts building, that the telephone service was lousy, that the telephone he was using was lousy, that the whole system was lousy and that he wanted better service and new 'phones installed and what was the supervisor going to do about it? "New 'phones, hell!" replied the su pervisor, not too pleased by the John sonian manner. "You've used those 'phones for ten years and you'll use 'em for another ten!" "Yeah?" said Hildy, "The hell I will!" And he ripped the telephone, wires and all, from the wall and tossed it into a corner. (And not out of the window into the court yard as Hecht and MacArthur had him do in The Front Page.) \ 7 "I don't know zvhere th' prescription counter is lady, I only been working here a week." 12 THE CHICAGOAN "I don't know what it is, but I don't get much kick ouia movies any more.' The ^hlacfadden Touch WE hadn't seen a copy of Liberty since Body and Soul Macf adden took it over from the McCormick-Pat- terson organisation. We did buy a copy the other day to see what changes, if any, had been made since the change in owners. There didn't seem to be very many. We did notice, however, that the artist, whose name we've forgotten, who is now illustrating the Robert Benchley essays has stolen out and out the style of Peter Arno, who used to do the job, and added adash, but not the dash, of the late Ralph Barton. And farther up front in the issue we noticed another artist illustrating a story in true James Montgomery Flagg fashion, — as near the Flagg style as an other artist can get. We'd like to see Arno and Flagg do something about it; that sort of thing is done, but it's not done. Jires and Firemen THEY are always having fires over in the Cuneo press rooms, and nobody thinks anything about it. There is no excitement; no consternation; no shouting; no police lines; the pressmen calmly extinguish the blase and go back to work. The biases are always in the rotogravure press divisions. The rotogravure presses take a spe cial rotogravure ink that is about 90 per cent naphtha, because of the neces sity of quick drying. When the presses run out of paper the pressmen put on a new roll. The fresh roll is pasted on the end of the old roll and as the presses roll on there is a stretch of blank paper while they are gathering momentum. And there is a lot of friction. The slightest spark ignites the naptha and Poof! the whole sixty-foot machine bursts into flames. The pressmen think nothing of it; they grab a few liquid carbonic fire extinguishers, freese out the flames in a couple of minutes and resume their work. The Cuneo pressmen have to be fire men as well as press feeders and oper ators. They have an average of one fire a day and it's all in a day's work. Sports Department DURING the recent Cubs-Philadel phia series at Wrigley Field Wayne K. Otto, who is really one of our better baseball writers, wrote in the Herald and Examiner: "After Collins passed Jurges to again fill the bases, 'Hippo' Elliott was brought in to pitch to Grimm." We've been wondering if, perhaps, he didn't mean to probably write that " 'Jumbo' Vaughn was brought in to pitch to Grimm." ^Advertising Glossary WE have before us a contribution prepared, obviously, by a pessi mist. We don't believe a word of it, but perhaps the author has had more experience in the advertising business than we have. Anyway, he has some apt if dour definitions of people and things in what might be called the Fifth Estate. And they are: Rational Solicitor: A man who goes to picture shows in more than one city. Local Display Solicitor: A man who goes to picture shows in only one city. Classified Solicitor: A man who goes to neighborhood picture shows. Merchandising Field Man: One who sees a few picture shows, but who spends most of his time playing bridge at his local fraternity house. Contact Man: One who makes lots of contacts, especially on golf courses and in dollar-a-drink speakeasies. Contract: A game of cards. Copy: Plagiarism. Commercial Artist: One who draws pictures on speakeasy walls. Field Man: Self-explanatory. Field means golf course. Double-True/^: Nickname of any solicitor who is built like Paul White- man. Dealer-Helps: Advertising display material that takes most of retail deal er's time setting and hanging up, thus helping him to while away idle hours. Copy Boy: Boy who reads copies of the various racing sheets. Advertising Ma\e-Up Man: One who makes up perfectly impossible cocktails. And there is a post script notifying us that there may be more definitions to come. Believe It or Not OVER at the Clara E. Laughlin (So You're Going series) travel services office there is a young lady, employed as secretary, whose name is Miss Flatley. People who have called that office tell us that she always an swers the telephone saying, "Flatley speaking." 'Piscatory Enterprise THERE lives a few leagues out of town along the Des Plaines river a country gentleman who may, one day, be pointed out by people. His estate borders on the river and has a small stream running through it, from a spring on the ridge through a hollow and on to the river. His plan is to take advantage of the natural resources of his land, the stream and the hollow, or basin. With the aid of cement he expects to transform the basin into a pool into which the THE CHICAGOAN 13 stream will run at the top side, fill the pool and have its outlet at the bottom side on its course to the Des Plaines. Thus the basin will be flooded con stantly with fresh water. The cost of the pool, he estimates, will be around $300. As a second step he will purchase from the government at a nominal cost 100,000 lake trout roe. The eggs will be put in the fresh water basin, the outlet of which will be meshed, and allowed to hatch. He figures that at least 10% of the eggs ought to pull through. Then he would have some 10,000 lake trout to feed, and the feeding cost would be negligible, he says. What with a two or three pound lake trout retailing at $0.40 the pound, or a price of $1.00 the fish, he is certain he ought to prosper. Shingle OUT THERE is somewhere in Town, just where we can't for the life of us remember, a hole-in-the-wall establish ment devoted to cleaning and pressing, or maybe just pressing, of clothing. But there is, however, this especial place. And in its narrow window hangs a sign, "SUITS PRESSED— 40c — Formerly with Pynchon & Co." Nicknames ALTHOUGH not a true follower of , professional and amateur pugil ism we do, at times, take notice of the various fights that are being promoted around town. For several years we have wondered at the names and nick names of the fighters. The ring names are so different from those of other days. There used to be Gunboat Smith, Battling Nelson, Bombardier Wells (the latter is now one of England's better amateur golfers). There were various Sluggers, Gunners, Killers, Maulers. In a civilisation such as ours — nervous, soft, luxurious, one based on strategy rather than force — the prise fighting man of iron muscle and battered ears used to reign supreme. He still does to some extent, at least champions do. Earthquakes, floods, crime and punishment all find space on inside pages of newspapers when a championship fight comes off. But the latterday ring names are different. There used to be a Boston boy who was on the sports pages often named "Honeyboy" Finnegan. That first startled us. We scanned the box ing news columns for other names. During the recent Golden Gloves Tour naments we picked out fighters named Chauncey, Oliver, Kenneth, Sidney, Irving, Anthony, Wallace and a few others. Good names, certainly, but hardly fighting names, we thought; not old-school fighting names. It may mean that the fighting game is drawing its contestants from gentler circles of society than it did in other years. Possibly in a listing of profes sional matches, one would not find such perfectly respectable names. Yet "Honey Boy" Finnegan, indubitably an able fighter, is a professional. We wonder if the old, gory names are fall ing into discard; if the Butches and the Butchers and the Gunboats and the Gunners are giving away to daintier, more polite names. Will our matches of the future be made between Stceetness-and-Light ODoul and Charles (Buddie) Roder ick; Cyril van Dusen and Sugar McGillicudy; Gilbert Coleman and Duc\ie-Wuc\ie Monohan; Polly anna. Kilpatrick and Edward Everett Sea- bury? But even if they are it'll still be sport. Such is summer cinema that Sandor, sitting him down to sketch his recollec tions of Janet Gaynor and Warner Baxter in dear old Daddy Long Legs, arises to discover the Mother Goose characters from a Walt Disney comic on the same program scampering all over the place. THE CHICAGOAN 17 CHICAGO TAKES A DRINK "What '11 You Have, Boys?"— And Where THE same old question is still being asked by Tony and Frank and Jack and Mike and Eddie — "Well, boys, what'll you have?" And gin, whiskey or beer is probably the answer, unless you happen to be at a table or at the long bar (which, likely as not, is just where you are) of one of the well-ordered establishments that flour ish on the near Northside where you can "get anything you want." Other wise Chicago, from its beer lands out West to its Southside gin mills and back again to the suburban drug store filling stations of the far North Shore, contents itself with gin when the whiskey is poor, or when it can't af ford it and with beer when it doesn't want to stick around very long. Begin out West where the Great God Capone runs his show. The out lying oases most patronised by city fellers are roadhouses and restaurants. Frequently the brew is good Sunday beer, a nice stiff white collar, no spik ing, no needling. Beer that is quite a good drink to one who hasn't been bred exclusively on Munchen brau and that is really a treat to a patron of Paris cafes. The whiskey is more often Bourbon than Scotch and only sissies drink gin. Come straight into the loop on Madison street. The beer belt holds. In the strong Westside political By BEN GREEN wards (20 to 30 inclusive) where the kindly hand of friendly ward commit teemen and aldermen prevents disturb ance, there is much that is fit to drink. As you near the loop and cross the Italian district, fairly decent red wine can be had for the asking. Prices on wines comparable to provincial France's vxn ordinaire run from a dollar per litre to fifty cents a cup. The better known of the Italian res taurants are insolent enough to demand the fifty cents a cup charge, but for the most part our Mediterranean brothers are pleased with your patronage at one fifty or two dollars a bottle. Usually there is no more disguise in service than a coffee cup and a bottle under the table is all that most restaurants demand. It is near this same South Halsted street district that the Greeks distribute their sickly looking, virile acting wines. Strangers are looked upon askance in most of the Hellenic establishments, the combination of this reception with the queer tasting bever ages making a cocktail that most Americans prefer to avoid. I haven't ever tasted the Chinese violation of the 18th amendment, but in the gaudy eat ing palaces clustered around the corner of 22nd street and Wentworth avenue, can be seen from time to time an amber pink wine which observation teaches in duces a good drunk on a drink and a half. TO skip the loop and jump to the Northside takes money. General ly speaking the Northside is Chicago's Rue de la Paix Here in Streeterville and the near Streeterville community the men who moil for gold and get it do their drinking. The high-toned newspaper gang, the feature writers and the stage folk find their way into the gilt-edged membership card estab lishments where it isn't necessary to stick to the bourgeoise trio in alcohol. Cocktails are the vogue in these clubs and it's possible to run the gamut of them. Usually they are made from genuine liquors, are mixed by compe tent bar tenders. Even the traveling bootleggers, the mugs who dress like college boys and carry their supplies in brief cases, are a bit steeper in this area. As nearly as I have been able to discover, there isn't much choice when one buys from these boys who answer telephone calls. If they charge a dollar and a half, their gin may be bad. At two, it is usually as good as they are going to get it. The bottle is plain. At two-fifty they will serve a label of lesser popularity. At three you can get two buck gin served in a frosted Gordon bottle. And if you are the kind of bird that does that sort of thing, you can get a couple of these bottles, keep them filled from a gallon of straight alcohol and an ounce of es sence of gin and still be the most popu lar bachelor on the block. Whiskey a la telephone always has a label. There are new prohibition specials, brands that one didn't hear about in the old days, but which some printer thinks at tractive. Then too, an occasional bot tle drifts in from Canadian sources and, barring cutting, is a pleasure. Leaving Streeterville you enter a belt similar to the Westside. The at titude toward liquor is pretty much the same. Drink it straight. The prices are about right and unless one insists upon bottled Canadian beer at a dollar a throw, there's plenty to be had at 25 cents and 35 cents a glass, with an oc casional proprietor using steins instead of glasses. 18 THE CHICAGOAN THERE 'RE lots of variation to be found out on the Southside where the O'Donnell boys are supposed to be big shots. The beer falls a good bit below par in many speakeasies and the whiskey has been cut a little more sharply. Of course the black belt is filled with vicious dives that serve hor rible slop and all that one has to do to find out how bad the average stuff can be is, to offer his negro garage boy a slug of decent gin and then listen to him rave. Around the University of Chicago where there is no drinking problem ac cording to Amos Alonso Stagg, beer, gin, and straight alcohol are the drinks. The exigencies of college life demand that the local shops keep their prices down. There are quite a few home brew flats within easy walking distance of the campus, druggists are pleased to gather the wayward dollars of col legians and from time to time, one of the campus lads will set up a profitable business and cater to the needs of his classmates. There are regularly con ducted drinking bouts and except for limitations in funds caused by prohibi tion prices, I should say that the atti tude and habits of the youths at school differ little from those held by their fathers thirty years ago. IN the loop the inveterate drinker probably gets his best breaks. There are still a few free lunch saloons in operation, the prices are nearly right because competition is so keen and the liquor can't get too bad because there A A Wfr u;oR»c 'Tsk, tsk! You sailors are all alike!" is always another speakeasy around the corner where business isn't so good. Anyone of the major hotels gives a good idea of how Chicago takes a drink. The ginger ale and White Rock bottles that are hauled away each morning af ter conventions or just after a good old fashioned home night, inspire the thought that the ale and water people might do well to follow the policy of the safety rasor people by giving away whiskey in order to promote the sales of their products. Loop whiskey starts at five dollars a quart. From that point on you can pay whatever you want to pay and still never be sure of what you are getting. Unfortunately the increasing popu larity of cordial flavors isn't producing a generation of capable home bartend ers. An offer of a "swell drink" usu ally makes you wish you had stayed home and it is still safe to stick to gin bucks and Tom Collins where you aren't sure of your host. But with all the experimentation of the day and with lots of book publishers anxious to teach people how to make bad liquor worse, it may be that we are develop ing a new type of taste bud. Another ten years of prohibition and it isn't unlikely that we shall be teaching the rest of the world the pleasure of trying to tell the real thing from a second or third cut, just as we taught it to drink cocktails and like them. This job can't be any tougher. All this doesn't mean that you can't can't get other things than gin, whiskey and beer in Chicago. There is cham pagne of course. And on one occasion last year I bought a bottle of Bacardi rum for the amasing price of two dol lars. But there is usually good rum for him what's got the price and Cointreau, Benedictine, Creme de Menthe, Grand Marinier (rarely and always the yellow not the red) and the other liqueurs at prices prohibitive for you if you have a liquor budget, unless you have been fortunate enough to become a $4,000 a year police captain. Wherever you live in the city, it is possible to find liquor. Some is good, some bad, the prices ordinarily suiting the tastes and financial status of the community. Though our drinking has become something of a luxury and less of a simple pleasure, neither prohibition nor avaricious bootleggers can rob it of its native delight and as long as alcohol is alcohol, tall tinkly glasses will tinkle at night, stupid parties will be made gay and dolorous people will laugh. 20 THE CHICAGOAN WHEN ''WHOOPEE'' WAS A WAR CRY Moody Reflections on a Gaudy Era WHAT part do the police play in the protection of vice? What part have they played in the past? To search the written records is to find un- needed proof of George Bernard Shaw's wise dictum, "The only thing that history teaches us is that history teaches us nothing." As far back as 1857, when John Wentworth, a man of unquestioned character and ability, was our mayor, one finds the historian speaking in language of the present: "Burglaries, street hold-ups, safe-blow ing, were almost a nightly matter. The police were denounced viciously." When Mayor Wentworth demolished the dens of iniquity on the North Side Sands, the fact that there were dens at all was said to be the fault of the police. There's a curious stumbling-block in legal proceedings where bribery of a public official is concerned, which seems to come from a cause deep in hu man nature. The bribed man can be and sometimes is punished, but it ap pears to be impossible to convict the briber. Yet the giver of the bribe is obviously the more guilty of the two; not only from him does the crime of bribery take its rise, but he profits the more by it; if he didn't, there would be no bribery. Whatever happens to a bribed police officer or official, then, it is quite certain that he is not so guilty in accepting a bribe as the briber in the background who cannot be reached. And, beyond reach, such bribery would appear to be ineradicable in our system. But bribery and blackmail, though akin, are not the same offense at law or in reason. Blackmail is paying an unwilling bribe, and the cause of of fense in here in the bribed, not the briber. William T. Stead in his book If Christ Came to Chicago! gives whole classes of instances of this in 1894: "It can fairly be assumed that every immoral resort, whether it be a low drinking saloon, an opium joint, or a house of ill fame, yields a steady revenue to the policeman on the beat. Nor is it only the patrolmen who levy irregular fines upon the outlaws of so ciety, the captains at the police sta tions have a touch upon the houses and By WALLACE RICE collect their money in large sums. They have had great trouble at the Harrison Street police station, I was assured at police headquarters, by the way in which the superior officers had suc cumbed to the temptation of feathering their own nests in this fashion. "A captain who had plundered the district very badly was removed and one who was supposed to be a reformer was placed at his desk. As often hap pens, the little finger of the reformer was heavier than the loins of the un- regenerate whose place he has taken. The new man levied blackmail so con stantly and in such large quantities that human nature could stand it no longer and the Madames of Fourth Avenue rose up and protested against being bled so unmercifully. 'Damn you,' said the officer, when he had re ceived their complaints, 'what are you made for but to be plundered?' That is the police theory stated with cynical brutality and acted on more or less eon stantly day in and day out every 24 hours in the 365 days in this year of grace." ALL this deals with the brothel and i its inmates. What follows later in the book cited has to do with the woman of the street who is on her own. After giving Chicago credit for less of street solicitation than is to be found elsewhere — a Londoner could hardly say less — Stead goes on: "Tins result, however, is obtained by prac tically sacrificing the liberty of the single woman in the streets of Chicago at night. A woman sauntering or goS' siping with a friend in the streets of Chicago at night is liable to be arrested by the police, in virtue of no ordi nance, for the law is singularly weak, but in virtue of the high and singular power with which every police officer in Chicago seems to be invested to ar rest anybody without the slightest n-k of penalty for false imprisonment, .it least when the person arrested is a woman." The inevitable result is noted: "The habit of levying blackmail is almost universal. In Wabash Avenue the ofli- cers 'pinch,' to use the technical term, girls unless they pay up regularly. 'Pony up or we will run you in,' is the formula which secures the necessary bakshish to the officers of the law." And flagrant instances are given of this most unpleasant custom. Seventeen years later the Vice Com mission ot Chicago, assisted by all its officials, made an inquiry into these and other conditions existing or be lieved to exist in this city. One of their first findings was the discovery that fif teen or sixteen millions of dollars a year was involved in the transactions of the segregated districts then per mitted. The inquiry was searching but not exhaustive, and the summary of it follows: First Custom and precedent has es tablished in Chicago certain restricted districts, where the laws and ordi nances of the state and city are prac tically inoperative in suppressing houses of prostitution. Second. Bee, i use of this condition certain public officials have given a cer tain discretion to the Police Depart ment and have allowed police rules and regulations to take the place of the laws and ordinances in these districts. Third. As a result of this discretion certain members of the police force have become corrupt and not only fail to obey strictly to the rules and regulations m the restricted districts themselves, but have failed to enforce adequately the law and ordinances, outside the restricted districts. Fourth. This attitude has not only been assumed toward the law and the rules and regulations, but has resulted in failure to report to headquarters places m all sections of the city where immoral persons congregate. A recent estimate of the amount of money involved in prostitution, gam bling, and drinking under prohibition, is si\ tunes that of twenty years ago, or one billion dollars a year. This is not a comparison, because drink, then permitted by law and yielding $7,000,- 000 .i year to the city's revenue, and now forbidden by law, was not for bidden then, and gambling is not taken into account in the" earlier figures. But it will serve to show that the fund available for bribery or blackmail has been enormously increased. THE CHICAGOAN 21 THE OPERA APPOINTS And Herbert Witherspoon Accepts By ROBERT POLLA K WHEN it was announced with seemly regrets that the lively Maestro Polacco would not be with us next season the musical fraternity be gan furiously to read between the lines. Piecing together the juicy front page stories it decided correctly that the maestro would never come back to Wacker Drive again and began to spec ulate gravely on the identity of his successor. Most of the cognoscenti limited themselves to the simple ques tion : Who? Others were more con cerned with Which One? and began to draw up lists of prospective candidates. It seems incredible, now that the choice has been made, that Herbert Wither spoon shouldn't have been everyone's first guess. Because, now that we have a chance to observe him in his new emi nence, he has, on paper at least, a mighty set of qualifications for the job, that of Artistic Director of the Chi cago Civic Opera. I say "on paper" only for one rea son. Although it now appears that Mr. Insull could have made no wiser choice anywhere in the world, operatic direc tors, regisseurs, impresarios, entrepre neurs, general managers, or what have you, are more surely born than made. And whether one sits in solitary splen dor like M. Gatti-Cazzaza of the Metropolitan or M. Eckstein of the Park or rules jointly as Mr. Wither spoon will do, a director must possess certain intangibles of character that by their very nature can never be discov ered in advance. It is easy and pleasant to say, how ever, that Witherspoon's obvious merits suggest that the intangibles are present too. And those merits are multifold. First of all, he is not a conductor. That it is probably unwise for a dirigent to hold high executive position in an opera company was fully demonstrated during Polacco's last two years. He plainly found himself between two stools and succeeded in clambering back on neither one. He held responsibility as conductor and as musical director. The split obligation seemed to induce in him a peculiar lethargy. 1 IMAGINE that Witherspoon will cultivate with judicious calm a high degree of tolerance in matters of reper toire. He tells me that, although he is tremendously fond of the German works, his education in singing was primarily French and he even sang a few Italian roles during his Metropoli tan career. He suggests that the Chi cago German wing is already some thing to be proud of, and he is dead right. Witherspoon is no outlander by now, but an esteemed and popular member of the Chicago community. He has a host of friends in town, especially among the musicians. He was one of the first Americans to make a dent for himself on the boards of the Metro politan, and back in 1908 that was no little achievement. That was long be fore the "hear Americans first" move ment got under way. When he left grand opera, after years of notable work, he became internationally known as a concert singer and teacher. With him as artistic director there will be no surplus of temperament in high places. I mean that kind of tem perament that is so fatiguing in an institution that wants to get something accomplished. He is a thoroughly ar ticulate and shrewd fellow, designed to be an intelligent spokesman for that peculiar Frankenstein, Grand Opera. If opera were to go on trial for its life tomorrow he would make the perfect lawyer for the defense. In ten minutes he can demonstrate more clearly than any critic its vitality and value for the Chicago community, its place in the cultural scheme. Witherspoon is a Yale man and they seem to have a way of getting on in this town. In the University he took an academic degree, dabbled awhile in law and architecture. His father, an Episcopal clergyman, was a good musi cian and the young Herbert started out, like Sullivan, in a church choir. Just before the Spanish American war, the Witherspoon family, heavily interested in Cuban sugar, went busted. The son, bent on being a singer, brought a com petent teacher up to New Haven from New York, got him a little class, and kept his account books. At Yale With erspoon won a scholarship or so, one of them in Greek, and did odd jobs of singing. He studied composition with the pedantic Horatio Parker and with Edward MacDowell, whom he remem bers as a charming melancholic with an inferiority complex. WHEN Witherspoon left Yale he headed, as everybody does, for New York and took his singing teacher, Max Truman, with him. For one year he enjoyed a strange business interlude with the New York Folding Box Com pany, singing some nights and every Sunday at Van Dyke's Brick Church. He liked business and has ever since, but in New York it didn't like him as the box company folded up. So, with five hundred dollars and a steamer ticket, he sailed for Paris. The rest is all in the musical encyclo pedias. Training with Faure, the grand old baritone, and Dubulle, of the Opera, lean meals and humble quar ters on the Avenue Marceau. More training with Savage in repertoire. Tours in England as soloist with Henry Wood and in America as soloist with Frederick Stock. Eight successful years at the Metropolitan and seven years in command of his own singing school in the east. Then a nationwide lecture swing during his incumbency as presi dent of the Chicago Musical College. You'll recognize him anywhere. He is as tall and straight as a grenadier and he wears a fine set of mustachios. His face is lean and tan. He looks ready for anything, even an opera company. He likes to talk about busi ness, books and people and his pet organization is the Bohemians of Chi cago which he organized and of which he is president. He belongs to the Chicago Golf Club at Wheaton and breaks ninety once in a while. He doesn't like card games much and has always been too busy to gamble. He married Florence Hinkle who used to be a smart concert singer. But he says despairingly that he can't get her to practice any more. THECHJCAGOAN 23 THE STAGE Gossiping in the Electric Fan League By WILLIAM C BOYDEN THE season is over. Only the ebullient Ratoff's threats of a sum mer review stand between June and September. Openings are now con fined to midget golf courses and road- houses. The lark sings in the meadow. This is the time of year for theatre commentators to sublimate that Walter Camp complex by a little post-season choosing. True it were better, on such a night as this, to fan with a palm-leaf than to "fan" with a typewriter, but anyway — Ten Best Plays PROFESSOR GEORGE PIERCE BAKER would not necessarily read these choices to his Yale sophomores. They are simply the plays which ap pealed most strongly as entertainment to one theatre-goer, whose only quali fication for picking dramatic wheat from theatric chaff may be that he saw all that was offered. Some attempt is made to give variety to the list, and presentation is considered along with the intrinsic merit of the manuscript. 1. Elizabeth the Queen — seems fairly entitled as an important histori cal document, beautifully acted and staged. 2. Uncle Vanya — easily tops The Sea Gull and A Month in the Country in the Russian sector. 3. The Last Mile — few plays have ever approached this prison classic for sheer, walloping power. 4. Lysistrata — born about 200 B. O, still going strong. 5. Subway Express — best mystery show since The Thirteenth Chair. 6. Michael and Mary — the best of British comedies, worth several Petti coat Influences. 7. Berkeley Square — might not have looked so good without Leslie Howard, but still it had a most novel idea. 8. As You Desire Me — an uneven play with lots of thought in it and a great last act. 9. That's Gratitude — a choice like ly to draw some hisses, but the best of the American comedies, Green Grow the Lilacs notwithstanding. 10. He — last but not least, the cleverest intellectual gymnastics. Ten Worst Plays THE test applied to the season's "turkeys" is boredom, pure and unalloyed. 1. Love Technique — Lou Tellegen as Casanova in spats, lousy. 2. Lady in Pawn— Guy Bates Post as Shylock with a monocle, terrible. 3. The House of Fear — mystery hokum of the crudest variety. 4. Hotel Universe — I hear Ashton Stevens does not agree with me. 5. The Old Rascal— W i 1 1 i a m Hodge peddled some dirt. My! My! 6. Cradle Call — Pullman car story about Hollywood, bad. 7. The Insurance Agent — did not see it. Will take Charles Collins' word that it was the worst play of all times. 8. Scarlet Sister Mary — sorry, but it has to be. 9. Sour Grapes — and how sour. 10. When Father Smiles— Ouch!! Jive Best Musical Shows THERE were only fourteen of these, so the ten best would be small praise. Therefore five. 1. The Student Prince — will be the best any year it is revived. 2. Sweet Adeline — operetta on the American Plan, comparing favorably with Show Boat. 3. Three Little Girls — thirty-two weeks caia't be wrong. 4. Fine and Dandy — included for three reasons, Joe Cook, Joe Cook and Joe Cook. 5. Sketch Boo\ — close decision over Simple Simon and Flying High. Let's blame Will Mahoney. zActors JUDGMENT on acting is rendered difficult by the inevitable effect of the actors' personality on the mind of the play-goer. We in the audience see ourselves as associated with the doings behind the footlights. You feel you would like to be acquainted with fel lows like Alfred Lunt and Leslie How ard, while I may (but don't) prefer Lou Tellegen and Harry Richmond. Then, it is important to consider what sort of work a thespian is doing. Many stars go on year after year submerging every given character in their own per sonalities. The public like the person alities, so the shekels roll in. Others may consistently achieve honest charac terizations, but never get into the elec tric lights or the headlines for lack of any aura of glamour hanging about them. This line of demarcation is, of course, not clearly drawn between fea tured and unfeatured players. But I would like to mention two groups in seeking to find outstanding work dur ing the season of 1930-1931. Ten Best leading Performances i\ LYNN FONTANNE in Eliza- \) beth the Queen; (2) Frank Mor gan in Topaze; (3) Katherine Cornell in Dishonored Lady; (4) Philip Meri- vale in Death Ta\es a Holiday; (5) Jane Cowl in Twelfth Njght; (6) Leslie Howard in Berkeley Square; (7) Tom Powers in He and The Apple Cart; (8) Madge Kennedy in Michael and Mary; (9) Judith Anderson in As You Desire Me; (10) a tie between George M. Cohan in The Tavern, Alfred Lunt in Elizabeth the Queen; Mrs. Fiske in Ladies of the Jury and Otis Skinner in Marius. Those lesser Known |\ CLAUDE RAINS in He and The [J Apple Cart; (2) Walter Connol- 24 THE CHICAGOAN GLEN-CAIRN A bewitching dress of cotton mesh, designed for active sports, comes in maize, white, flesh, and blue. Priced at E1GHTEEH FIFTY 600 Michigan Blvd. So. * . . .•.¦.•.¦.-.¦.-.•.¦.,.,,...„.. .•,¦.•.•.•.¦.¦.•.....•.¦.•...¦.¦;. , WHEN SIDEWALKS SIZZLE and appetites lag, let L'AIGLON restore your zest for good living. 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The quota of song-and-dance en tertainment was small, but the calibre of the performers very high. We had Phil Baker, Ed Wynn, Bert Lahr, Fred Stone, Will Mahoney, Clark and Mc- Culloch and Joe Cook — a rare set of clowns. Dancing was well represented by Harriet Hoctor, Dorothy Stone and Eleanor Powell. The best singing was, of course, in the operettas. Three Lit tle Girls, with the sisters Hall and Charles Hedley, brought the richest voices. But The Student Prince had no reason to apologize for Edward Nells, Hollis Davenny and Gertrude Lang. And there were Helen Morgan in Sioeet Adeline, and Aileen Stanley in Artists and Models. Other comedians of widely diversified techniques include James Barton of Artists and Models, George Hassell of The Student Prince, Albert Carroll of Garric\ Gaieties, Charles Butterworth of Street Adeline and Walter Slezak of Meet My Sister. On the whole, the past season might have been much worse. CINEMA Thank You, Mae By WILLIAM R. WEAVER YOUR committee of one in charge of ways and means to obtain pub lic listing of starting schedules for fea ture pictures reports progress. Miss Mae Tinee of The Chicago Tribune (circulation 820,000 by its own admis sion) wrote in the June 17 issue of that publication "if they would advertise the hours at which their feature film starts they would save patrons from sitting through newsreels seen before and, perhaps, short subjects and stage shows that they don't care about." Thanking Miss Tinee with one hand, your committee promptly busies the other with suggesting to her contem poraries of the daily press that they go thou and do likewise. Campaigning is a dready business at best, but nothing less seems adequate to the reform in prospect. Not to shirk our bit, now that hope is renewed, we dip into unaccustomed mathematics to show that, since the feature picture constitutes something less than half of the complete performance, it is theo retically possible to accommodate twice as many customers in a day if starting schedules are advertised. There may or may not be something wrong with our arithmetic, but nothing's the matter with the basic idea. Now, as to pictures . . . YOU'D better see Daddy Long Legs. Janet Gaynor and Warner Baxter are at least as good in it as were Mary Pickford and Marshall Neilan in the all but forgotten days of its silent glory. Miss Gaynor is again the sweet youngster she was in the beginning, be fore the upper case Drahma lured her, which she knows best how to be. The story, of course, is a breath of fresh air in the currently tepid air of stage transcriptions. And, if your emotional reactions have not become paralyzed through too sustained exposure to the boudoir brand of domestic fiction, you'd better see Toung Donovan's Kid. Here Rich ard Dix and Jackie Cooper are quite different but no whit less good than in Cimarron and S\ippy, and here are lumps in the throat and moisture in the eye and a satisfied feeling that lingers on after the scrub ladies have taken over the auditorium. Don't let the gangster tag deceive you; it isn't that kind of picture. Still another treat for eyes and ears susceptible to the appeal of aught save sex is at hand in The Maltese Falcon, the ace melodrama of the decade. Bebe Daniels and Ricardo Cortez are the leaders of a cast composed wholly of villains, both pursuing their evil ways to the bitterly honest fadeout. I recall no crook picture in all film his tory so dexterously plotted, so relent lessly orthodox and so genuinely in teresting. See it. IN the more modern vein, Annabelle's Affairs bubbles up from the morass of mere comedies to afford as nice an THE CHICAGOAN 25 hour as one ought to expect. The cast seethes with good players — Jeanette McDonald, Roland Young, Sam Hardy, Victor McLaglen, Hank Mann and a half-dozen as able in their sepa rate departments — and the dialogue sparkles without dazzling. It's an al together desirable kind of thing, done in superb taste and with a dispatch that ought to teach a lot of Hollywoodsmen a great deal they ought to know. Don't miss it. Likewise profiting by the effort of someone who knows what to put in ac tors' mouths for narrative purposes, Five and Ten tells a nickel and dime story in Tiffany manner. Marian Davies and Richard Bennett are two of several players present who know what to do with dialogue when they get it. The story isn't much, but the telling is interesting. I wouldn't post pone a party for it, but if the evening's a bore it's better than bed. The other premiere of the fortnight that just possibly might interest you is The Lawyer's Secret. Clive Brook is the lawyer. Buddy Rogers, changing his spots, is the sappy young fellow whose secret must be kept. There's a good deal of wrestling with the prob lem and then there's a hanging to be averted as used to be the case in at least every fourth picture. I don't be lieve I'd bother with it all if I were you. FROM this point on the going isn't so good. Robert Woolsey, going it alone, drums up a kind of laughter for Everything's Rosy but it isn't infalli bly the best kind. It's a carnival yarn and are there still carnivals? Maybe there are, at that. Lew Ayres, after a steady rise from All Quiet to Iron Man, sells off sharp ly in Up for Murder, a newspaper story far less credible than anyone has seen fit to write until now. Genevieve Tobin is a fellow sufferer at the hands of whoever should be exiled to the staff of Farm and Fireside for writing it. Jack Holt, Ricardo Cortez and Mary Astor suffer even worse fate in White Shoulders, the all-time furthest south in amateur theatricals . . . how the writer of this can reside in the same township with Gene Markey is re ferred to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce as an unsolved mystery worth while. Finally, and I've put off mentioning it as long as possible, there is The Vice Squad. Mentioning it is quite enough; in fact, it's too much for me. (6 a o o ao'o"o 6 o a o o o o wo'oTnro o o o owo'tnnnro o a o o o o 6'ay<nnnn>'oWo"o oo PECK & PECK 3840 MICHIGAN AVENUE, SOUTH 946 NORTH MICHIGAN BOULEVARD NEW YORK BOSTON DETROIT MINNEAPOLIS ST. LOUIS PHILADELPHIA JLflJL 26 THE CHICAGOAN MUSIC Ravinia Carries on By KOBERT POLLAK THEN, a "good time was had by all" with a little red canoe and a passable tenor voice. . . . NOW, no summer evening is complete without a Ukulele, a Banjo, Guitar or Portable Radio from America's Great Music House. . . . Lyon & Healy Wabash Ave. at Jackson Blvd. 4646 Sheridan Rd. 870 East 63rd St. 4047 Milwaukee Ave. 4710 Lincoln Ave. Oak Park: 123 Marion St. Evanston: 615 Davis St. PROBABLY the most important thing about the Ravinia opening was Louis Eckstein's between-acts state ment that the many rumors concerning the death of his opera company at the end of this season were not to be be lieved. It is unnecessary to add that his remark was greeted with loud and lengthy applause. But he knows that it will take more than hearty hand claps to weather the 1931 season. And, with more emotion than I have ever seen him display before from the Ravinia platform, he vowed that the only thing the management couldn't stand was indifference, the indifference of a community to the work of an in telligent, enterprising and competent company. By and large he has every reason in the world to expect the support of his community in spite of the shape it's in. The North Shore especially knows that Ravinia is eminently worth having and keeping. Eckstein has every right, in view of his past record, to expect a lit tle keener support, a little extra gener osity while the going is so tough. And in case you are a stranger to the bona- fide delights of Ravinia, form the habit this year. It's not difficult to get to the park and it won't be an expensive experiment. If you are at all sensitive to pleasant music sung out-of-doors, if you can be steered by sentimental arias on soft summer nights, you're bound to become a regular customer. TO be a little more specific, the sea son opened last Saturday night with William Tell, a four act opera and an ancient one by Rossini. This pompous score made quite a hit at the Metropolitan, and it may or may not give the Ravinia patrons a spinal thrill. They seemed to enjoy it opening night, but then everybody is very good- natured on such occasions. All in all, it is a bombastic and trite composition, sprinkled with loud choral climaxes and naive arias and initiated with the overture that has made many an ac cordion player famous. When Gessler chases William Tell across the lake in a row-boat you have the opportunity, for the first time on any stage, to see the Swiss navy in action. And, in spite of the apparent tactlessness of in troducing apples during a time of de pression the well-known archery scene manages to convey the excitement of legend. William Tell is not only grand, but grandiose, opera, a huge, clumsy affair with intermittent mo ments of superficial strength. Its li bretto is never convincing. When you are stirred by its music it is in spite of yourself. With the material at hand the Ravinia principals did a fine job. Reth- berg, in a slim part, revealed once more the glories of a great voice. Mar- tinclli as the hero torn 'twixt love and duty, swaggered appropriately. He will do finer singing to better music later in the season. Danise, as the Swiss sharpshooter, sang brilliantly. Papi handled the score with his usual elec trical enthusiasm. Hovering about the Stage were many seasoned campaigners, Margery Maxwell as Tell's son, Laz- Z'dri, the best all-round male artist in the company, Cehanovsky, D'Angelo, Ada Paggi, Cavadore and others. Ruth Page and Blake Scott made their in augural bows in some neat ballet. The mise-en scene and direction were no worse than they arc in every other im portant American opera company. Wax-Works Hi\(;arian Rhapsody No. 12: Liszt (Co- lumbia). This is a good recording of that thumping old pot-boiler now being tor tured daily on conservatory graduation programs. The pianiste, Irene Scharrer, noted pupil of the famous Tobias Matthay. Tiiki i; Little Pieces: Erik Satie (Colum bia). An amusing and curious example ol the Frenchman's extraordinary pro phetic composition. These times have just begun to catch up with Satie. The record is played by Pierre Chagnon and a Sym phony Orchestra. On the reverse side appears Qumet's Charade, chamber music in modern, epigrammatic mood. Done to a turn by the Trio de la Cour Belgique. Night in the Gardens of Spain: Falla (Columbia). This gets to be Master- works Set No. 1 56 and a fit companion for its predecessors. The Falla Suite for Piano and Orchestra furnished a brilliant solo medium not many years ago for Reuter's appearance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It is in the best vein of the modern Spanish master, care fully wrought and lavishly colored. A splendid addition to your collection and indispensable if you're a Falla fan. TWECWICAGOAN 27 Sonata in G Major: Brahms (Colum bia). I believe that with this recording all the Brahms violin sonatos become available on discs. The artists in this in stance are Toscha Seidel and Arthur Loesser whose ensemble is something to write home about. A particularly luscious Masterworks Set. Caliph of Bagdad Overture: Boieldieu (Columbia). An old favorite played com petently by a German orchestra under Dr. Weissman. Marche Slave: Tschaikowsky (Colum bia). The Grenadier Guards Band paces pompously through a pretty terrible piece of music. H. M. S. Pinafore: Gilbert and Sullivan (Victor). Victor has released The Lass That Loved a Sailor in its Musical Mas terpiece Series. Like other recordings of the Savoy bards these discs are under the personal supervision of D'Oyly Carte and are excellently done throughout. Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Richard Strauss (Victor). An easy and informal recording of selections from the Strauss- Von Hoffmansthal version of Moliere's famous comedy. Representative of Strauss when he was still the many-mannered, gigantic post- Wagnerian. Played by Clemens Krauss and the Vienna Phil harmonic. Academic Festival Overture: Brahms (Brunswick). 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But even more than quan tity, the Bauer is rare in its tonal beauty, in its masterful craftsmanship, in its superb capacity for inspiration. Here, indeed, is an instrument that blends all the piano skill of the ages. Don't deny yourself the pleasure of a Bauer any longer. Fifteen Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars 329 S. Wabash 28 THE CHICAGOAN Where now those haughty inno cents who say "there are really no places to dine in Chicago!" This book is waiting for them — an inti mate guide to Chicago's best restaurants, boulevard cafes, aromatic steak houses, inns, and hideaway beer gardens; with price less tips on wines, cocktails, menus and other to-be- whispered details. DIN ING IN CHICAGO is the one required and long awaited book for every Man (and Worn an) - About-Town. With a Foreword by Carl SAND BURG. L/ining in CHICAGO An Intimate Guide By JOHN DRURY $2.50 JOHN DAY WHY SHOULD YOU DRINK MINERAL WATER when you need Pure, Soft Water? Vegetables, fruits, milk and meats sufafaly your minerals in the most acceptable form. THERE'S A BIG DIFFER ENCE TRY CHIPPEWA Natural Spring Water "The Purest and Softest Natural Spring Water in the World" NOT A MINERAL WATER Phone Your Dealer or Roosevelt 2920 BOOKS Gastronomic Guide By SUSAN WILBUR THERE is the story of a young Chicago writer going to Paris with various things in the back of her mind. She quite naturally expected to see the Eiffel tower. She also hoped that she might meet Ford Madox Ford. Ac cording to a book she had read, the lat ter hope would be as easy to realize as the former. Mr. Ford, it said, had a habit of taking his coffee at the Closerie des Lilas. Not on the terrace, however, with the rest of the world, but inside. Her third summer he did. Now John Drury has written a book which ought to make it equally easy for some young writer from Iowa to find say Llewellyn Jones of the Post, or Robert D. Andrews of the Midwee\, or W. R. Weaver of The Chicagoan. This being however only one ele ment in a most intricate counterpoint. For, true to Carl Sandburg's introduc tion, Dining in Chicago also shows how to do it geographically, as per the cuisines of Asia, Europe, Africa, and the archipelagoes of the Seven Seas. Yes, there is a Filipino restaurant in our town. Or according to what you like. Or where you happen to be. Or the relative stability of your bank. Or whether you prefer the fruits of deep sea fishing to those of the caribou hunt. Or, as above, according to your own particular type of celebrity. Yes, Mr. Drury includes actors, bankers, business men, mayors, musicians, dancers and detectives as well as the stars past and present, of his own firmament. And in cidentally makes an extremely exciting book out of it all. Elizabethan ANOTHER very cool thing to do this summer — though I hate to make remarks of this sort, since what is written on a hot day seems bound, somehow, to be printed on a cold one — would be to spend part of it in the year 1595 or thereabouts. A la Berke ley Square. Or, if you can't manage that, a la G. B. Harrison. And any one who read the first Elizabethan Journal will know that my advice con cerning the Second is good. Not being a real journal, it may lack the spice of a Mrs. Pepys, but on the other hand, being nobody's in particular, it might so easily be yours or mine. What ho following the last stages of the affair of Elizabeth and Essex as court gossip lets it filter through. Or the doings of the Spanish Armada, without benefit of wireless. And, still via broadsides and barber shops, such other front page matters as murders and bewitchments. Make your own editorial page about the economic advisability of forcing the nation to eat fish during Lent, and so on, do your own criticism of new books, and of theatrical events. Synthesize your ads out of such materials as the Queen's opinion on halitosis, or a medical brochure concerning the pre vention and cure of what is now no longer called, after the auspices under which Columbus brought it back from America, the Spanish disease. As a compilation the book is, thanks be, completely scholarly, but you don't have to be a scholar to find it fascinating. Nurse to You TO British readers, Edward Sack- ville-Wesfs latest novel has proba' bly sounded simply like a rather excep tional piece of literature, wherein a familiar, and useful, household figure exquisitely, albeit unexpectedly, as sumes the role of artist. In her own line of course. Simpson being by pro fession, a nurse, or "Nanny," is shown turning out children, family by family, as a sculptor might turn out single fig ures or groups, and setting each in its niche when it is "finished." She is at tached to each child, but when it threatens to cease being a child she can't leave it fast enough. While on the other band, having been forced by the war to leave an "unfinished" child in Germany, she can think of nothing except to get back and go on with him. A Chicago reader, on the contrary, is quite likely to go aground on the philosophy of the thing. For, are we not taught that childhood is a prepara tion for something or other? And here is childhood being looked upon as a thing in itself, and a nurse not as somebody to mould or direct, or this, or that, but simply as a sort of soil to let a child grow in. And the worst part is, that you can't help seeing there is something in this view of the matter. If Mary Austin, for instance, had TI4E CHICAGOAN 29 been able to take childhood like that, Starry Adventure would have been a hundred per cent beautiful novel. New Mexican scenery, and the changes of sky and mountain, are as a direct thing to her young hero as a touch of the hand. And not scenery alone, but the environment of people, customs, and the printed page that opens out for him. But Mrs. Austin insists upon growing him up, and showing him in relation to the "natives," to the lungers and other New Mexicans with a reason, to the war, to a career, and to love. The answer is, I suppose, that life is like that. That you couldn't write a book of one mood, such as Laughing Boy, about American children. Chil dren, as you might say, with a purpose. Cjood Dorothy Parker IF anyone else had written Death and Taxes we should probably be saying that it was good Dorithy Parker. So why not say it. Both kinds of good Dorothy Parker in fact. The kind where you begin by being thrilled with the similes and metaphors and the nice romantic sentiment and then get a cold shower of common sense in the last line. And the other kind, where you are all set for the common sense and then find that she meant the romantic part. To Read or Not to Read Dining in Chicago: John Drury, author also of Chicago in Seven Days and other volumes of poetry, turns our town into a trip around the world, and includes a carte of celebrated diners along with each carte of specialties de maison. (Thrilling, educational, practical: don't miss it.) A Second Elizabethan Journal: G. B. Harrison gives a current events course for the years 1595-1598. Yes, and all the court gossip about Elizabeth and Essex. (Good summer reading: believe it or not.) Simpson: A Life: Edward Sackville-West presents a composite picture of the British nurse, or "Nanny," as artist, thereby bringing an essentially back ground figure somewhat startlingly into foreground focus. (If you don't care so much what you read as how it's written, or if you already had your doubts about Child Training spelled with capitals.) Starry Adventure: New Mexican local color in a novel by Mary Austin. (Read the first part anyway.) Prince Consort: Frank B. Chancellor shows Prince Albert as creator of the present British royal family in more senses than one. (If a companion piece to Strachey's Queen Victoria means any thing to you.) Death and Taxes: Dorothy Parker is here both Housman and Horace. (Oh, sure.) A s refreshing as a northwest breeze, and just as lively— White Rock, the Leading Mineral Water, and White Rock Pale Dry Ginger Ale. The leading mineral water TWE CHICAGOAN 31 Passage, which is about eight miles wide from the mainland to the Mani- tou Islands, and passing on to Grand Traverse Bay and Charlevoix you see some of the prettiest scenery going. "After Charlevoix it's just one beautiful island after another up to the Strait of Mackinaw. You can spend a day or two at Mackinac if you want to and then set out for the Geor gian Bay country. Crossing the northerly part of Lake Huron you en ter the Massasoit passage which leads into the Georgian Bay north Channel. Now you are in deep water protected from Lake Huron by Manitoulin Is land, which is a hundred miles long. This is Canadian territory and some of the most interesting waters and islands in America. On a first trip it is neces sary to hire a pilot as this section is uncharted and there are many shoal spots. These spots are large rocks with just a foot or so of deceptive water covering them and right around them the water is very, very deep. "Going south from here, on the North Channel route, past Clapperton Island and the little Canadian town of Little Current you enter the fa mous fishing grounds of the thirty- thousand islands. Wild animals and fish abound, deer peep out at you from the thickly wooded islands, Indians hunt and fish as they have for ages, the water is very quiet and I could spend the rest of my life hunting, cruising, fishing, — a fresh trout and coffee boil ing over the fire, potatoes roasting and blue berries thick on the bushes for dessert — there's the life, son." "Son" sighed. "I'll bet it is. Lemme borrow that map Bert. I gotta talk to dad." And so another convert was saved from a flossy vacation. SONG OF THE SEASON In the future I will be Clinging as the pink sweet-pea; Fragile as the Baby's Breath Or the drooping Bridal Wreath, Around your heart I'll gently twine Like the honeysuckle vine For dandelions lost respect Because they flourished on neglect, The while we daily cultivate Flowers that are delicate. — LAURA NOWAK KERR. SUGGESTION for departing WIVES: When you take the children east this summer — or is it north — close your home completely and move friend Husband, shirts, boots, books and pipes, to the Lake Shore Drive. He will enjoy it more here, than sit ting in a lonely apartment, gazing at the linen-shrouded furniture. You will save him money, too! Here he can have a comfortable room and bath or a completely furnished small apartment on a transient basis. With its con venient kitchenette and ice box he can entertain as pleasantly as he could at home. We will wake him promptly, see about his laundry, watch the ash trays, keep his clothes in press. He will be er to his fav ite Clubs, friends, and office. He will en joy the change, p~ » &|gg|| .-i ^^H^ipfBlii i 1 : 38| m m .!** $M iti is will ^M" 1 .< 55: : m g S 111 8 mm fit 1 1 m S 31 S , ¦ '.¦' I S f - 1 f 85 0 m § 18 I > § II. ""%. I I II 1 I 11 1 • m SiS i n m 8 I 11 ill i u || 8 SSi III -.?n .I gg I! M * m I ii " I mm Is m i • 11 mt I i $ g l *r sitas icum 9 H ;: I! |%^:.^%^!S I the appetizing breakfasts and splendid dinners. He will sleep soundly, close to the Lake, undisturbed by noisy car lines or busses. And you will feel less guilty having left him behind. P. S. — Couples or families who must stay in town dur ing the summer can also make the best of it, here. Special Summer Rates Lake Shore Drive Hotel 181 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago W. W. Myers, Manager 32 TI4E CHICAGOAN an enviable reputation A charming, distinctive hotel — pat ronized by worthwhile people. Ever- present, yet unobtrusive service, with management of the highest order. A famous Dining Room — with mod erate priced menus — table d'hote or a la carte. The highest type of hotel- home— yet rates unusually attractive. THE PEARSON Located in the heart of Chicago's "Gold Coast" — a neighborhood of true refinement — yet only a short walk to the city-center — 3 minutes by bus. Ample parking space and garage service. Your inquiry or your personal inspec tion is cordially invited. 190 East Pearson Street 'Phone Superior 8200 l^lll^ Chicago M. Cafe Kantonese Excellent Chinese Food Lunch and Supper Reasonable Prices .007 Rush Street DELIVERY SERVICE, DELAWARE 2185 | smart shop directory j Prances ¦ ». . c£ nr R- 1660 East 55th STREET AT HYDE PARK BOULEVARD ^ t* c^v HALE FOI «V^' °F >v CRACIOUS DICNITY FOR THE MATRON AND THE CHARM OF YOUTH R THE YOUNGER SET c H° niii^ FURS 108 N. State St. 220 Stewart Bldg. y HILH0USE & Co. M&Cap Jfflafeer* LONDON. Exclusive Agents tarr Best Randolph «n( Wab. FINE CLOTHES for SHOPS ABOUT TOWN Hithers and Thithers By THE CHICAGOENNE THE day was a blazer and there was a parade to watch, so what with one thing and another, the Chi- cagoenne ended with a handful of notes that didn't hold together. If you are in that drifting mood too, when one minute your thoughts fly to new clothes, the next to a cool drink, then to the garden and out to the country house, just follow these scattered items and you'll probably find things. Pounding through Field's in hot leather pumps I fell on their Runabouts with delight. These are cool canvas affairs in oxford style or strap slippers, with light soles and low heels of some rubber composition, ideal for scamper' ing about the house or countryside in comfort all summer. Besides being cool and comfortable they appear in really attractive colors — white with a stripe of yellow or green or brown across the vamp, beige and brown, green, almost any shade you want. And since they cost less than three dol lars you can get as many shades as you want too. From shoes to stockings is a natural drift so we might as well tell you here about Wolock and Bauer's divinely practical chiffons with their triple lace- locked garter tops. There are three (or maybe four) of the lace locks so that if you are tall you hook your gar ter into the top inch, if you are mid dling into the next one, and so on down. It's a great relief to get these things adjusted. Small women are for ever getting runs because the garter hems aren't wide enough for them and tall ones get runs because the taut hem isn't protected sufficiently. WITH white splashed so liberally all about the summer canvas, dashes of brilliant color are a much- needed relief. Rena Hartman has some interesting scarves in bright two- color combinations which are more than scarves — they're almost collars. Swinging in a gay triangle across the shoulder they button at one side so that you can create your effect and be sure it will stay that way. And of course you have seen Peck and Peck's famous Scottie scarves with the funny little pups trotting all over the surface in different colors. Another innovation at Peck and Peck's is the handsome white country coat which can be used almost any where anytime and now is shower proofed without looking that way. And don't forget that the Helen Davis mesh caps are here; those cleverly cut bands which tie firmly about your head and look like a bandanna without slipping like a bandanna. Watching a parade made me think of cool spectator dresses — though they are usually put to happier uses than parade spectating. Sak's spectator dresses are certain to set every coun try verandah agog with envy. An ex quisite thing in that ethereal new Vionnet blue is of crepe Elizabeth, the dress intricately seamed with a hint of a flattering cowl neckline. The short jacket is bound in a narrow band of white and the wide three-quarter sleeves end in a wide band of white crepe. Awfully distinguished and feminine without fuss. Chanel has another marvelous dress here in a soft, touching Patou rose, appliqued here and there all over the surface in the same color and in some new tufted way that makes little clus ters of apples look like little rounded apples. I'd scratch your eyes out for this. BY this time gardens are reaching pickable proportions and Yama- naka has contrived the nicest gadget for easy picking that I ever saw. Very inexpensive but very decorative, these poppy red garden scissors belong in every flower basket. Besides being decorative they are decidedly practi cal as the handles arc large enough to give you good leverage (or whatever it is) to make even the toughest stems easy to cut. And once cut the shears hold them firmly so it can be done practically with one hand and your tongue in your check. Field's offer another amazing gadget to make gardening easy. The dandelion cane you will find on the ninth floor isn't just a cane with which to knock off the heads of these prolific weeds. It is filled with a deadly (for the dande lion) chemical. You place the tip of the cane on top of the plant, press the handle, the chemical shoots into the weed and it's all over. This is so cheap, too, with its accompanying half TUECUICAGOAN 33 Ca^S^^^O ARNOLD'/ announce the opening of their new Salon d'argent featur ing the seasons smartest hand bags at prices quite in keeping with modern ideas of smart economy. RECOVERING REMODELING Diana court#540 N. Michigan Ave.* c^y c^y Kent ^Callow Sport Wear Imported Children's "Wear Millinery Hollywood Beach Pajamas Suite 17 Diana Court Mezzanine Floor c^y c^y * *¦ - * -^ {•COOKIES 1 TEMPTING IN THEIR Rich, Crispy Variety ALSO CAKES AND ROLLS 544 NORTH MICH. AVE. C^ c^y DIANA COURT SALON Distinctively designed for intimate audiences. Available for recitals. lectures, club programs and meetings, Now booking for next season. Increase Robinson, Director Telephone — Delaware 3745 Mezzanine--540 North Michigan Ave o^g^^^o gallon of chemical compound that I should think no gardener would be without one. THERE isn't anything like a frosty drink after strenuous gardening, strenuous lounging or what do you do, so I dropped in to survey Von Lengerke and Antoine's latest thoughts in liquor accompaniments. Why doesn't some one with a lot of space on a country estate build a regular German outdoor beer garden? The atmosphere can be maintained with V. L. & A.'s wonder ful beer glasses — those heavy ones with trademarks of German breweries on each one. They have lovely steins, too. Ach, prosit, prosit! If your place has a regular bar you will enjoy the silly barroom signs you can find here. Charming little admoni tions about singing, cursing, spitting, directions to the free lunch, and all sorts of goofy wisecracks on enamel signs, and not at all costly. For the yacht or the very swanky estate Von Lengerke and Antoine have produced a huge beverage jar. It's thermos and holds, oh gallons. You may be playing cards down in the garden or wander over to the tennis courts but with this affair the cock tails, the Tom Collins or lemonade (ha) are as icy and fresh as if you were sitting right at the refrigerator and mixing as you drank. The thing pumps drinks out by some plunger contrivance so the whole process is awfully pain less and pleasant. Something that fits nicely into the rural scene is the pewter shaker shaped like a milk can, and accompanied by eight pewter dippers — the kind that hung by the farm pump. And there's a cork topped by a golf ball which separates to make a measuring jigger. And — I don't think I can stand any more of this. \/A STATEMENT SARTORIAL Oh, English Hats by Henry Heath And shoes by McAfee And Harris Tweeds and Burberrys Are quite the duds for me. Oh, Zitts can copy English hats; And Regal, English shoes; And Golde ditto English coats For nobby gents to choose. Oh, English shoes are thirty bucks And Regal shoes are six But there's no English halo 'round Our neat domestic tricks. — DALE FISHER. CHICAGO'S FINEST RESIDENTIAL HOTEL The Belmont . . . fifteen minutes from the busy Loop . . . overlooking breeze-swept Belmont Harbor, the Lincoln Park golf courses, tennis courts, bathing beach and bridle path. Enjoy the luxury and comfort of a fine country club in this beautiful hotel . . . air-cooled dining room of famed cuisine, perfect facilities for private af fairs . . . roof garden, children's playground and other distinct ad vantages . . . elegantly furnished suites and kitchenette apartments, single and double rooms at rates extremely within reason . . . We will be glad Wo show you about. XtlMCNT i 3156 Sheridan Road at Belmont Harbor Phone Bittersweet 2100 B. B. Wilson, Mgr. 34 TWt 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 Sheridan Road at Surf Street ''Bittersweet 3800 t DANCE Ten Sins a Dance By MAKK T U r\ B Y F I L L WRITING of the dance depres sion of the 1880's, Havelock Ellis has said, "Those of us who still appreciated dancing as an art — and how few they were! — had to seek for it painfully and sometimes in strange surroundings." Chicagoans who are weathering the dance depression this summer are probably luckier than were Havelock Ellis and his contemporaries forty or fifty years ago. Neglected as we are by concert dancers, dancers of variety, and of musical comedy, we can still seek out and pay our respects to the taxi dancers of the Loop and West Madison Street, to the dancers on the banks of the Chicago far away, at Riverview, and to the spirited, dance- determined girls and boys who do the Indiana Hop in the ball rooms of White City. At Riverview papier-mache monsters ogle near-rustic lovers as they wander in and out of bug houses, through trap doors, and halls of distorted mirrors. The amorous ones scream and cling to one another as they plunge down shoot the chutes, descend to the depths and mount the dizzy heights of scenic rail ways. At 8 : 1 5 and 10:15 they gather in the seats under the trees to see the free Revue. Dancing girls, aided by no conscious art, come out on a long run way, and make charming colored pat terns under lights which strain through the glittering leaves. Down South, at White City, under the watchful eye of the genial Mr. Don Levy, the girls and boys are evolving a modern American counterpart of the old country dance. Utilizing the steps of the waltz, the Charleston, the In diana Hop, and what have you, they engage in a spontaneous, athletic dance of youthful energy, which has a syn copated dignity of its own. IN taxi dancing, as in taxi cabbing, a gent can go as far as he feels like letting the meter run. He may give the danseuse a through ticket, which in the end may carry him pretty far; but the dance will be local all the way. He may be rather shaken up going over the rough spots. He can be sure, how ever, that he will not go far before the starter will put a sudden and business like conclusion to all movement. Then the fluffy little mistress of rhythm at the dance factory where they do piece work, will tear off a bit of the cus tomer's ticket. The pause will endure just long enough to signify that the laborer is worthy of Iter hire, and an other dime has gone the way of all cash. A goodly line of taxi girls is parked right down the length of the hall, wait' ing to take the next fare for a ride. Some of the girls are hard and serious workers, and the famous roll of the He de France has nothing on them. There are no speed or traffic regulations, and the distance -1 couple can dance for ten cents depends upon their individual motor capacities. The unquestioned right of way exists on Madison Street, out where the West begins, and where taxi dancing and rough riding are synonomous. It must be understood, however, that there are taxi dances with ideals. The ideal is to achieve a manner as much as possible unlike the taxi dance. Osten sibly the fair danseuse, her gown and her make-up rivaling the best works of modern art, treads the irreproachable floor of an exclusive drawing room on the evening of a smart, informal party. But whether he takes his taxi dances refined or straight, the price is ten cents a dance, and the consumer will learn the burden of his rented part ner's conversation: "What else can a girl do?" And while sitting out a dance, the better to look them over, he will hear from ,111 adjacent, observing fare, "If I was married I wouldn't come here to dance. Last year I spent three or four hundred dollars in these places." Stated differently he has bought three or four thousand dances. "I should have paid that on the prop erty I'm buying," he confides. "I'm not married, see? But I like to dance. What else can a fellow do?" Special Summer Dunce Course VERA MIROVA Oriental — Plastic — Character Careful attention given to style 709 Auditorium m<lg. WEBster 3297 TWECWICAGOAN The Outer Man Beach and Track Things FROM all appearances everybody is going to spend his summer at the sea shore— of good ol' Lake Michigan this season. At least from the prepa ration that has been going on the in creased number of bathers this year should far outclass those of former years. And there's no doubt about it —the men that actually swim this year have absolutely no reason for not being the best dressed in history. Every shop — every men's store — every masculine department is this year displaying some of the smartest crea tions imaginable in bathing togs. Not only can you be perfectly dressed in a bathing suit, but you have a score of different suggestions to use over your bathing suit— and this includes every thing from the French sailor basques and berets to a colorful terry-cloth scarf. This basque thing seems to be grow ing in leaps and bounds. New York has had a terrific flurry along this line in the past few weeks and Peck and Peck in Chicago have profited by what their New York store did and now have a good display of this clever slip over garment. Imitating the crew- necked, half-sleeved type of sweater worn by the French sailors, Peck and Peck have produced a nicely woven garment with stripes running hori zontally across front, back, sleeves and all. The majority of the sweaters have blue stripes on a white ground, but I saw several in red. Incredibly smart and newer than new, the vogue for this type of thing should have a wide appeal this summer. The beret matches if you want it— and the price is so low I'm not even going to mention it. When it comes to bathing suits I might mention several places around town that go in for the unusual and not the commonplace. But if you want to be ultra-exclusive I suggest you stop in at Sulka's and have a robe and trunks tailored of the same ma terial with either a harmonizing or con trasting top piece also made to your individual order. Here you'll find piece after piece of good-looking woolen that will make up beautifully. Deep ma roons, rich tans, brilliant yellows . . . in fact so many colors that you can't even begin to enumerate the possible combinations. And nothing is smarter fome of the famous swimming pool- ELTON at -49* and Lexington NEW YORK Has all the comforts of a private club. The most enjoyable hotel atmosphere in New York. CHICAGO The Opportunity City of 1931 etht CHICAGOAN The Opportunity Magazine of 1931 THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service ^UlCAGQAN 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. No.) (Enclosed) $.. TUE CHICAGOAN CHICAGO'S SMARTEST WEAR-LOOP APARTMENT HOTEL Only ten minutes to the loob and three blocks from Lincoln Park — File Park Dearborn offers trie finest in hotel homes. Large, airy rooms, sbacious closets, beautiful furnishings, mod ern salon, shobs ana 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 occubancy under lease. I A. Rooms Living room, dinette and kitchen. 1 win or double Inadors. Dressing room and bath. $85 to $110. lYl Rooms Living room, Inador beds, bedroom — twin or double beds. Dinette and kitchen. Dressing room and bath. $125 to $i?5- 3lA Rooms Living room, Inador beds, bedroom (twin or double). dining room, kitchen, bath. $150 to $200. Hotel Rooms twin or double beds. Large and airy. $65 to $80 • Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Lea.se Rates • \*.re ad vise your early inspection. lDeambomn oJuiehe Jixty ^orth $)earborn$3rkmyat(?oethe Telephone W Whitehall 56C2O than having your robe match your trunks this year. SPEAKING of robes there are three outstanding creations I noted in my jaunt about town the other day. Finchley's have one of the slickest things I've seen yet. It's tailored of Oxford shirting cloth and is an ideal locker room robe, for it is possible to flip it in the wash when it's dirty and it comes back from the laundry better looking than when you first bought it. Practical, convenient, warm enough for lounging and even satisfactory for a beach robe. Take a peek at this the next time you are down Jackson Boule vard-way. ANOTHER robe that strikes my 1 fancy and will strike yours, too, is a style displayed at Field's mens store. This one is of white sweat-shirt material — which, you recall from your college basketball days- is fleece- backed. It's ideal for bathing, for it's snugly warm, yet it carries with it all the snap of an oyster-shaded, camel's hair polo coat, being cut with that swagger trimness of a double-breasted topcoat. V. L. & A.'s also had a new- one that's just one jump in advance of everyone else who is stocking terry cloth robes this summer. In addition to a gala yellow, black and white striped robe they've gone the rest of the city one better and included a matching scarf with long fringe; and tied in the ascot manner. I'm willing to bet that it's a knockout particularly on tall men. BET — I just said. Well, boys are bet ting long, hard and heavy out at Arlington Park this month and to those persistent gentlemen who just know that they can make money on the ponies we have a few suggestions to make. Interesting little things that we picked up in some of the shops. Sport seats have been just sport seats up un til now. Maybe you know them as cane seats, rest-sticks or what have you, but A. Starr Best have a beauty that's covered with snakeskin, is plenty substantial and very good-looking. I also saw another type elsewhere that folds up into a cane at the top when the handle is pushed together. Rather clever, isn't it? "AAY what small eyes you have, I 1 grandma"- -"All the better to see you, my dear" might be the head line for the tiny sport glasses featured at Aimer Coc's. Some with two and a half magnification may be fastened to the cars in the same manner as a pair of spectacles. Others of six magnifica tion are quite light in weight and pow erful enough for most track needs. Which brings us to other track needs and one very important one . . . namely, your own likker. V. L. &? A.'s have one of the most complete collec tions of fine flasks I know of. They range from the very small half pint size to a gallon size and if you want to see a real flask I urge you to look into this gallon size. They come in pairs and fit. tightly into a beautiful leather case. If you prefer the smaller sizes you may also have them with a carrying ease. For men who want their own drinks try V. L. & A.'s for something to carry them in. — H. I. M. CLANOTATIONS The Campbells, the Camerons, the Forbes and Frasers Cannot be conceived spending money on pleasures. A Graham or a Gordon, a Grant or Macdonald Would never, no, never drink Scotch through a funnel. Let's take a Macgregor, Macleod or Mackenzie: If Perique were a dollar an ounce . . . What a frenzy! A Mackintosh, Murray and maybe a Stewart At any free lunch would quite likely get hurt. And of course a Macpherson, a Bruce or Munro, If given some passes, would go to the show. — STOOGE. Ml AFTER LEAVING FOREVER I thought 1 never would, you sec, Wish to go back to him. 1 burned my bridges after me And then I had to swim! MARY CAROLYN DA VIES. nieucdi. 1 1 loit Cxcuviive^ R^EURT H^TGf. <3REEN LAKE For the 1931 summer season,-from June 19th to Labor Day, Lawsonia is open to the public for the first time. Lawsonia Country Club was built,fumished,and landscaped at a cost of nearly ho million dollarsM rooms are equipped with twin beds, combination tub and shower, circulating ice water, and the Hotel is strictly modern and -fireproof in every detail. Lawsonia is an architectural jewel in the center of a setting of 1200 acres, formerly the private estate of Victor E Lawson,the late millionaire publisher of the Chicago Daily News. Within these private grounds are 22 miles of paved roads; Law- sonia's own 1 8-hole^olf course, which is one of the sportiest in all America-there is a larj}e outdoor swimming pool,as well as a smaller wading pool for children. Guests may enjoy motor boating yachting horseback ridin^,tennis,or fishing with expert guides in a pri vacy and picturesque setting beyond compare. A famous orchestra furnishes music for luncheon and dinner, and for evening dancing. Indoor as well as outdoordinimf rooms, and special club rooms lor parties. Catering only to the highest-type clientele with special accommodations for chauffeurs and maids. Green Lake,Wisconsin is 35 miles West of Fond du Lac and Oshkosh,and a short faur hours motor trip from Chicago. On the Northwestern Railroad. Five automobile high ways from anywhere in the Middle West. Qor illustrated folder, rates, etc. write LAWSONIA COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL, GREEN LAKE, WISCONSIN or inquire at our CHICAGO OFFICE 520 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 422, Phone Superior 44/6 HtWSQMA ^0UNTRy CLUB