<tt CI4ICAGOAN November, 1931 Price 50 Cents UShaH-et — __. mai appare MARTHA WEATHERED SHOPS OPERA NIGHT GLAMOR Lustrous gowns . . . magnificent furs . . . glowing jewels . . . the entr'acte, most glamorous scene of the Opera. And highlighted in such a setting . . . gowns and wraps from Field's. Leading suc cesses chosen from Sixth Floor collections — in spired, as always, by the occasion. (The bustle dress is from the Fashion Bureau, South,Wabash.) Carleton Smith, popular young Chicago lecturer, will give a series of talks, "Events of the Musi cal Season," from time to time in our tea rooms. MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY November, J931 3 STAGE zJttusical CRAZY ^UILT— Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Ted Healy, Phil Baker and Fanny Brice in Billy Rose's revue. Cur- tain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00; Saturday, $3.85. Saturday matinee, $2.00. GIRL CRAZT— Garrick, 64 W. Washington. Central 8240. Blos som Seeley, Bernard Granville, Benny Rubin and George Gersh' win's tunes in a nice, clean musical comedy. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00; Saturday, $3.50. Matinees, $2.00. EARL CARROLL'S VANITIES— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2460. Jack Benny, Chas Chase, Herb Williams, Betty Veronica in the annual Carroll revue. Open ing November 1 5 for five weeks. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings, $3.00; Saturday and Sun day, $3.85. Matinees, $2.50. BLOSSOM TIME— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Another revival of the fa mous operetta based on the life of Franz Schubert. Curtain, 8:30 and 2-.30. Evenings, SVOO. Mati nees, $2.50. THREE'S A CROWD— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2460. Libby Holman, Clifton Webb and Fred Allen in the revue we've been wait ing for. Nothing more need be said. Curtain time and prices will be announced later. Opening De cember 25. "Drama THE GREEK PASTURES— Illinois, 65 E. Jackson. Harrison 6510. Marc Connel'y's epic of the Old Testament told in the naive man ner of an old Negro and acted by an all-Negro cast. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Mat inees, $2.50. THE BLUE GHOST— Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 2300. Spooks, weird cries, detectives and all that sort of thing make up just another mystery melodrama. Cur tain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.50. c 0 N T E N T S OHCE IH A LIFETIME— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. The movie industry put on the pan and given a delicious roasting. Undoubtedly the funniest show of the season. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Saturday mat., $2.00. AGAINST THE WIND— Black- stone, 60 E. 7th St. Harrison 6609. Carlos Drake's comedy with Mrs. Fiske and a fine cast. Cur- Page 1 THE FORMAL SEASON, by Burnham C. Curtis 4 CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT 6 ESCUTCHEON, by Sandor 13 EDITORIAL COMMENT 15 CHICAGO ANA, conducted by Donald Plant 18 FASHION BABIES, by Edna Wright 20 THE COLUMBIAN MEMORIAL, by Oskar J. W. Hanson 21 SCARS AND THE MAN, by Milton S. Mayer 23 CHICAGO AFTER DARK, by E. Simms Campbell 24 THE NIGHT CLUB HABIT, by Texas Guinan 25 MADONNA OF THE MAIN STEM, a photograph 26 THE PANS BEHIND THE PENS, by Irma Selz 27 NOT DINING IN CHICAGO, by Joan Dreary 28 OPENING NIGHT, by Sandor 30 PALADINS OF THE PODIUM, photographed by Jordan 31 POLAND ANSWERS THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER, by Robert Pollak 32 FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, by George Miller 33 BEATRICE LILLIE, a study 34 THE PASSING SHOWS, by William C. Boyden 35 RUTHELMA STEVENS, photographed by Jordan 36 THE MOVIES IN THE MAKING, by William R. Weaver 38 PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE, by Helen Young 39 ALL ROADS LEAD TO OPERA 40 THE SERVICE CLUB SHOW 44 YALE CAME TO THE MIDWAY 45 THE ONCOMING GENERATION 46 THE SMART WORLD INDOORS 47 HOW MODERN ART CAME TO TOWN, by C. J. Bulliet 50 IN THE SHOPS, by Burnham C. Curtis 51 CHRISTMAS IN THE WIND, by The Chicagoenne 53 HORIZONS FAR AND AWAY, by Lucia Lewis 56 BEAUTIFUL GIFTS THAT BEAUTIFY, by Marcia Vaughn 58 EARLY NOVEMBER BOOKS, by Susan Wilbur 60 THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, by Janet Spitzer 70 BARKS AND GROWLS, by B. M. Cummings 72 THE DANCE, by Mark Turbyfill 74 YOUR HAT AND STICK, by Paul D. Aldridge Chicagoan photographs by Henry C. Jordan THE CHICAGOAN — William R. Weaver, Editor; E. S. Clifford, General Manager — is published monthly by The Chicagoan Publishing Company, 407 South Dearborn street, Chicago, 111. M. C. Kite, Advertising Manager. New York Office, 1790 Broadway. Los Angeles Office, Pacific States Life Bldg. Pacific Coast Office, Simpson-Reilly, Bendix Building, Los Angeles; Russ Bldg., San Francisco. Subscription $5.00 annually; single copy 50c. Vol. XII, No. 4. November, 1931. Copyright, 1931. Entered as second class matter August 19, 1931, at the Post Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. tain. 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. MRS. MOONLIGHT— Harris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. The Drama League's presentation about a young girl who grows old with out showing it. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2 00 TOMORROW AND TOMORROW — Blackstone, 60 E. 7th St. Har rison 6609. The Theatre Guild's first. Philip Barry's sincere play about a visiting lecturer who brings happiness to his college town hos tess. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.50. ART ACKERMANN GALLERIES— 408 S. Michigan. Lithographs by Cur rier and Ives, aquatints of Early Chicago including the Varin plate, Chicago in 1779. Items from the Desmond Coke collection. Paint ings, fine prints, antique furniture and curios. BROWN-ROBERTSON CO. — 302 Palmer House Shops. Original etchings, aquatints, color wood cuts, color reproductions and edu cational art publications. M. KHOEDLER &1 CO.— 622 S. Michigan. Exhibition of drawings by Muirhead Bone, Arthur Briscoe, Sir D. Y. Cameron and James McBey. LAKE SHORE ATHLETIC CLUB — 850 Lake Shore Drive. Exhi bition of portraits and paintings by Julius L. Olson and decorative paintings by William R. Homann, both Chicagoans. S. H. MORI — 638 S. Michigan. Ex hibitions from the orient of rare historic objects of art; paintings, color prints, brocades, lamps, bronzes, potteries, porcelains and jades. M. O'BRIEN & SON — 673 N. Michigan. Exhibition of etchings, drawings and water colors of dogs by Marguerite Kirmse, Diana Thorne, Marjorie Stempel, George Baer and Morgan Steinmetz. INCREASE ROBINSON— 540 N. Michigan. Exhibition of paintings by eighteen well known Chicago artists. INCREASE ROBINSON— 540 N. Michigan. Delaware 3745. Ex hibition of drawings, etchings and water colors. ALBERT ROULLIER GALLERIES — 414 S. Michigan. Harrison 3171. Seasonal exhibitions of fine prints and drawings. Miscellaneous lith ographs by miscellaneous artists. SOUTH SHORE ART SCHOOL— 1542 E. 57th St. Dorchester 4643. Exhibitions of the work of Clay Kelly art students, also much of Mr. Kelly's own work. GERRIT VAND ERHOOGT — 410 S. Michigan. Harrison 2935. Ex hibition of contemporary etchings. / W. TOUNG GALLERIES— 424 S. Michigan. Harrison 6197. Ex hibition of American paintings, bronzes, etchings and early Amer ican prints. TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — Later ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHGLISH GRILL — 316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Delaware 3942. Abundant with stout Teutonic dishes and conti nental quiet. GRAYLING'S — 410 N. Michigan. Whitehall 7600. Patronized by nice people who expect and re ceive perfect catering. 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SHEPARD TEA ROOM— 616 S. Michigan. Webster 3163. Good foods at reasonable prices; in the arcade of the Arcade Building. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Di- versey 2322. The home of the famous strawberry waffle whether it be early or late. LAIGLON — 22 E. Ontario. Dela ware 1909. A competent kitchen where French and Creole dishes are ably prepared. ALLEGRETTI'S— 228 S. Michigan, 11 E. Adams, Pittsfield Bldg. Three convenient eating places, csnen'-illv for luncheon and tea. MAISON CHAPELL — 1142 S. Michigan. Webster 4240. Where those who are connoisseurs of ex cellent French cuisine assemble for the pleasure of an evening. 40 E. OAK — 21st floor. Whitehall 6040. Roof dining, but very rea sonable in price, and there are magnificent views. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Mich igan. Delaware 1187. Formal and quite perfect in every detail, with very splendid foods. HENRICI'S — 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. When better coffee is made Henrici's will still be without dinner music. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Delaware 3688. Swedish menu and you'll leave well-fed and thor oughly contented. MME. GALLFS— 18 E. Illinois. Delaware 2681. An institution of the town where one may find celebrities of the stage and opera and excellent Italian cuisine. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. One of the town's institutions where the food and service are above reproach. VASSAR HOUSE— Diana Court, 540 N. Michigan. Superior 6508. Luncheon, tea, dinner and even breakfast in an agreeable atmos phere. JULIEH'S— 1009 Rush. Delaware 0040.^ Bounteous table and Mama Julien's broad smile. Better tele phone first. EITEL'S — Northwestern Station. Few good restaurants in the neighborhood, but there's Eitel's anyway. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Michigan. Superior 1184. Some thing of a show place always well attended by the better people. HUYLER'S— 20 S. Michigan, 310 N. Michigan, Palmolive Bldg. You're always near one or another no matter where you happen to be. HARDING'S COLOHIAL ROOM — 21 S. Wabash. State 0841. Famous for its old fashioned American dishes and for efficiency and variety of menu. MAISONETTE RUSSE— 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakeview 10554. Russian-European menu and a pleasant different sort of atmos phere. CASA D£ ALEX—SS E. Delaware. Superior 9697. Spanish atmosphere, service and catering and a most unique place. HTDE PARK CLUB— 53rd at Lake Park. On the roof of the Hyde Park-Kenwood National Bank Bldg. Luncheon and dinner; a perfectly equipped club for dances, receptions and private parties. zJxCorning — Noon — Nigh t COHGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Congress. Harrison 3800. Bernie Cummins and his orchestra are playing in the Balloon Room. A la carte service; no cover charge. In the Pompeiian : Room, dinner, $1.50. BLACKSTOHE HOTEL — 656 S. Michigan. Harrison 4300. The traditional Blackstone service and food. Margraff directs the String Quintette. Otto Staach is maitre. STEVENS HOTEL — 730 S. Mich igan. Wabash 4400. George Devron and his band play in the main dining room. Dinner, $1.50 No cover charge. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Ran dolph. Franklin 2100. Ben Bernie and his orchestra are back at Col lege Inn. Maurie Sherman plays for tea dancers. HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Husk O'Hare and his boys play in the Blue Fountain Room. Dinner, $1.50; supper, $1.00. No cover charge. DRAKE HOTEL— Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Tweet Hogan and his band are in the main dining room. A la carte service. Weekly cover charge, $1.25; Saturday, $2.50. Table d'hote dinner in the Italian Room, $1.50. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5349 Sheridan Road. Longbeach 6000. Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. Dinners, $2.00 and $2,50 plus $0.50 cover charge; after dinner guests, $1.25. Satur day, $2.50 plus $1.25 cover charge; after dinner guests, $2.00. PALMER HOUSE — State at Mon roe. Randolph 7500. In the Vic torian Room. Dinner, $1.50. In the Chicago Room, $1.00. In the Empire Room, $2.00. NEW BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. Art Kassel and his orchestra play for dinner and supper dancing from $7:00 p. m. to $1:00 a. m.; later on Saturday. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. No cover charge. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. Rendezvous of the town notables and equally notable for cuisine and service. Luncheon, $1.00. Dinner, $2.00. Langsdorff is maitre. HOTEL BELMOHT — 3 1 56 Sheri dan Road. Bittersweet 2100. A Paris trained chef who prepares delicious dinners which are prop erly served by alert, quiet waiters. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL— 163 E. Walton. Superior 4264. One of the outstanding ballrooms of the Town and smaller private party rooms, too. The cuisine is excep tional. In the main dining room, dinner, $1.50; in the Coffee Shop, $1.00. SHORELAND HOTEL — 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. The splendid Shoreland cuisine and hospitality are a delight to south- side diners-out. Dinner, $2.00. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL— 1660 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. A pleasant place with an ample menu and alert service. Convenient for the southside diners-out, espe cially. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. Gifford is in charge. HOTEL WINDERMERE — E. 56th St. at Hyde Park Blvd. Fairfax 6000. Famous throughout the years as a delightful place to dine. Two dining rooms; no dancing. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chestnut. Superior 2380. The service and the a la carte menu in the Cafe are hard to match, no matter how meticulous the diner may be. Table d'hote dinner, $1.50. Dusk Till Dawn PLANET MARS— 188 W. Ran dolph. Randolph 7778. Texas Guinan and her Gang; a good or chestra, a bunch of Hawaiians, knife throwers, specialty dancers, stooges, gag-men, torch-singers and a beautiful chorus. DELLS WINTER GARDEN— 517 Diversey. Irving Aaronson and his Commanders play and the same old Dempster Road Dells spirit prevails. MIRALAGO — No Man's Land, be tween Wilmette and Kenil worth. Paul Specht directs a large or chestra and Mildred Baily sings blues at Jim Davis' smart playspot. SHOW BOAT— 205 N. Clark. Dear born 6153. Cass Simpson and his colored band play. The place has been redecorated. CLUB ALABAM — 747 Rush. Dela ware 0808. Chinese and South ern menus and Anton Lada and his Louisiana Boys from the Zieg- feld Follies. BLACKHAWK— 139 N. Wabash. Dearborn 6262. Earl Burtnett and his orchestra play. Service is alert and Blackhawk cuisine has always been known as perfect. MACK'S CLUB — 12 E. Pearson. Whitehall 6667. Keith Beecher and his Melody Makers and a new edi tion of the International Revue. Cover charge, $1.00. Harry Mc- Kelvey is host. TERRACE GARDENS — Morrison Hotel, 79 W. Madison. Franklin 9600. Don Pedro and his band play and there's the famous Mor rison kitchen to prepare your food. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. No cover charge. CASA GRANADA — 6800 Cottage Grove. Dorchester 0074. Correy Lynn and his west coast orchestra play. No cover charge. Billy Leather is head waiter. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 E. Ontario. Delaware 0930. A clever floor show; Al Handler and his band. VANITY FAIR — Broadway at Grace. Buckingham 3254. Floor show, four every evening, and Leo Wolf and his orchestra. No cover charge. THE RUBAIYAT — 657 St. Clair. Delaware 8862. Eddie South and his international orchestra, direct from a three year tour, are drawing the crowds to one of the Town's newest clubs. GRAND TERRACE— 3955 South Parkway. Douglas 3600. Earl Hines, at the piano, and his band are back again. Ed Fox is in charge. CHEZ LOUIS— 120 E. Pearson. Delaware 0860. Excellent cuisine and Freddie Hankel and his Chez Louis orchestra play after 7:30. Dancing till closing. No cover charge. GOLDEKL PUMPKIN— Madison at Hamlin. Van Buren 3880. Maurie Sherman and his band and a new floor show. From 6:30 till closing. No cover charge. FROLICS— 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. Charlie Agnew and his band and the usual good floor show. The club has been remodeled and re decorated and looks pretty nice. COLOSIMOS— 2128 S. Wabash. Calumet 1127. Jimmy Meo and his orchestra and a colored revue with some good features. CLUB LE CLAIRE— 3 556 N. Clark. Buckingham 2160. Floor show and Eddie Makins and his Rhythm Kings provide the music. BOOKS CHICAGO: A PORTRAIT— Henry Justin Smith straightens out a lot of things that Chicagoans have been wondering about. LAKE FRONT — Ruth Russell's novel about the family O'Mara from their arrival in Chicago in the '30's down to the present time; a history of the town as well as of the family. MAID IH WAITIHG — Galsworthy drops the Forsyte family, which may or may not please you. AMERICAN BEAUTY— Not Ar thur Meeker's, but Edna Ferber's, and another family history sort of thing; this time the family is strict ly New England. PASSIOH SPENT— But what can you do about it all? V. Sackville West carries on the Whiteoak family and Finch Whiteoak (of Jalna, of course) comes into his own. A BURIED TREASURE — Kentucky folk-ways, Kentucky lingo and Kentucky treasure d o ne well enough by Elizabeth Madox Rob erts. THE WAVES — Virginia Woolf has done a different kind of thing; if you read it you'll want to talk about it. ELLEN TERRY AND BERNARD SHAW — Ever so many letters in terchanged between the two; of historical and biographical interest. SO YOU'RE GOING TO BUY A BOOK — Helen Hokinson's big book of bright drawings; something that's nice to have around the house. PENH ALLY — We might just as well mention another family saga, be cause there doesn't seem to be much else this month. Caroline Gordon has done a neat job with this Tennessee group. 6 The Chicagoan PACKARD Standard Eight PRICES REDUCED 'The cQowest Trice at Which a 7\[ew ^Packard Car Has Sver *l$een Offered On September 17th the prices of all Eighth Series Standard Eight models were substantially reduced, lowering the 5-passenger sedan to $1885, at factory — making the price little, if any, higher than that of many cars gen erally thought of as in the lower-priced class. Coupled with this low price, ownership of a Packard is made easy by our liberal Deferred Payment Plan, as the following example will indicate : PACKARD 826 STANDARD EIGHT 5-PASSENGER SEDAN (as illustrated) T>eliveredTrice — including Packard Automatic Chassis Lubricating System, Hydrau lic Shock Absorbers, Shatter-Proof Glass, Extra Tire, Tube and Cover, Interior Sun Visors and all other essential equipment $1976 t-Allowance — on cars traded toward the Packard will average about 750 This ^Balance of $1226 . . . together with all insurance, interest and finance charges that we require can be paid in MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $82 (Other models in proportion) ^Packard \JMotor Car Company of Chicago 2357 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE 1735 E. Railroad Ave., Evanston 3156 Sheridan Road 925 Linden Ave., Hubbard Woods • ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE November, 1931 7 Lets turn the tide GIVE NOW! ^OUTOu* THE emergency is known to all of us. Last year over 130,000 Cook County families, victims of unemployment, needed help at one time or another to get the bare essentials of life — food, shelter, clothes. This year even more families will require help, perhaps twice as many as last year. To meet this emergency Chicago's five major relief organ izations, listed at the right, have united in a single appeal to the citizens of Chicago. The lowest estimate of the amount needed for the period ending Oct. 1st, 1932, is $8,800,000. The task of raising this great sum has been entrusted by the Governor's Unemployment Commission to the Joint Emergency Relief Fund of Cook County This fund again will be used largely for family relief — food, shelter, fuel, shoes, clothing, milk and lunches for school children. All of this fund will be spent in Cook County for the benefit of resi dents of Cook County, and most of it in Chicago. It will be distributed through the five major relief agencies and more than one hundred other organizations associated with them in this drive. Chicago's Medal of Honor Everyone who contributes to the Joint Emergency Relief Fund of Cook County will be asked to wear this button. Its five chevrons, gold on blue, symbolize the five major relief organizations who have united in this appeal : American Red Cross, Chicago Chapter Catholic Charities of the Arch diocese of Chicago The Jewish Charities of Chicago The Salvation Army United Charities of Chicago No other public campaign for funds will be made by these major agencies this fall and winter. No other public campaign for funds will be made by these major agencies during the fall and zvinter. We are facing the emergency now — once and for all. Every dollar you give is a full dollar for re lief. There are no expenses connected with the campaign of the Joint Emergency Relief Fund. Everything from the cost of this advertising down to clerical work and postage is being donated. To raise the $8,800,000 so urgently needed, every person in Cook County who has a job must put his shoulder to the wheel. Let's turn the tide — give now! Joint Emergency Relief Fund OF COOK COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE— 10 SOUTH LA SALLE STREET CAMPAIGN OFFICERS SAMUEL INSULL, JR. Chairman Special Gifts Division ROBERT M. HUTCHINS Chairman Trades, Industries and Professions Divisions CHARLES S. DEWEY C hair-man City- Wide Division STUYVESANT PEABODY Chairman Suburban Division OTTO C. DOERING Benefits Division J. RUSSELL FORGAN Chairman Speakers Division HAL M. LYTLE Chairman Public Departments Division BERNARD J. MULLANEY Chairman Women's Division MRS. JOSEPH M. CUDAHY Chairman Publicity Division RALPH E. HEILMAN Chairman FUND OFFICERS Honorary Chairman HON. ANTON J. CERMAK Mayor of the City of Chicago Honorary Vice-Chairman HON. EMMETT WHEALAN President, Cook County Board of Commissioners EDWARD L. RYERSON, JR. President CLIFFORD W. BARNES Vice-President VICTOR A. OLANDER Vice-President FRANK D. LOOMIS Secretary JOSEPH E. OTIS Treasurer EXECUTIVE AND BUDGET COMMITTEE The Officers and HOWARD W. FENTON JAMES B. FORGAN, JR. D. F. KELLY SOL KLINE LEWIS E. MYERS 8 The Chicagoan w s f r ¦¦¦ -j ;i> •H :i 'TtH f*!< ._.,.,. "5HAMROCKV" GrORHAM/S newest /Sterling pattern at the lowest price in Gornam history As an example of the NEW LOWER PRICES in worth-while Sterling Silverware, we give today's prices on the pieces shown. Teaspoons $12 a doz. Open Vegetable Disk .... $50 Dessert Knives .... $30 a doz. 3-piece Coffee Set $215 Dessert Forts $28 a doz. The Tray $65 Spaulaing-Gorham Engraving Service without charge. 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All the wish worthy places are open. Randolph street asserts itself. Lights blaze with fresh brilliance. Theatre lobbies swallow alert throngs, glare vacantly awhile upon a pedestrian world, then loose them again to the custody of groomed motors. Cafes are more than places to eat. Hotels are more than stopping places for transient guests. Ben Bernie is host at College Inn, Texas Guinan is hostess and more at Planet Mars. . . . Chicago lives up to 1931. More formally, Opera goes on. Concert claims its studious devotees. Balls, dinners, committee meetings in the painless manner of an over- committeed community bring polite people together politely. Day is for rest, for work or for planning. November is a month of nights, and nights, say November's children, are for play. We like November. It gives us a chance to catch up with our sleep. It brings back familiar faces, forgotten voices. It asks no odds of Time or Circumstance. It promises a brilliant December while pledging nothing. A sportsman's month, a month of orderly disorder, a perfectly splendid kind of month — if you ask us — for a nice brisk upturn in the market to make its good humor permanent. Greetings APPOINTMENT of a second Official Greeter is a step in the right . direction. It places Chicago one lap ahead of the second most hospitable city. It establishes a precedent for subsequent additions, for expansions and elaborations of the original idea, for the founding of an Official Greeters' School, which might as well be gotten ready at once, in anticipation of the World's Fair. And it must be a relief to Mr. Gaw to know that he can sleep late of a morning, now and again, without waking to find the world pouring through the city gates all unwelcomed and unsung. The Greeter business ought to be picking up, too, now that high way duelling is languishing with the departure of its principal prac titioners. Many good souls who have detoured the Town during the Reign of Writ and Error should be stopping off to see Aunt Minnie and do the shops. We ought not to be niggardly with our welcome. We ought to have, we think, at least one Greeter for each railroad terminal, preferably three to work in eight-hour shifts, and we ought not to forget the bus depots and the air ports. In the past Chicago has surpassed all contenders in frightening the wary visitor from her doorsill. Now she has an unparalleled chance to establish a record for welcoming him to her hearth. Capone Mythology ' I ^HE Capone saga rolls on. Stone walls do not a prison make for 1. the mythology that was always the major interest in the man, nor iron bars a cage stout enough to dam up the flow of anecdote that has borne the name to unprecedented levels of notoriety. We are told that he finances an indigent cell mate, that he contrives to have his personal bodyguard quartered with him, that his cherished spa ghetti must be brought in untouched by goalers' hands and that he receives visitors with a graciousness untinged by prison gloom. Without a press agent, he is the world's most press agented figure. It is an unwritten law of the city desks that stories about Capone must be good stories. Johnson to a thousand volunteer Boswells — if we may be forgiven the reference — he is a thousand Johnsons. He is Robin Hood. He is Jean Valjean. He is Francois Villon. He is, even, if the rewrite man is particularly pleased with himself on a given ' evening, Napoleon Bonaparte, Philadelphia his Elba, Prohibition his Empire, Leavenworth just possibly his St. Helena, although the rewrite. man is a little skeptical of this last, a little hopeful that it shall not be so, for Capone has been a grand story. We have no quarrel with the rewrite man. It's a dog's life. Nor do we complain because a bootlegger is inflated to giant proportions . . . possibly something like that had to precede overthrow of Vol- steadism. But it does seem odd that none of his Boswells eulogizes Capone as commander-in-chief of the oldest profession. Ofily the Daily 7<iews, constantly reiterating "jailbird and brothelkeeper" after his name, has kept this side of the man in view. This side doesn't lend itself so well to the purposes of the romanticist. We may be oldfashioned about it all, and possibly unappreciative of other forces resultant in the conviction, but we have the impression that this bit of consistently unfictionized journalism has been just about as account able for the incarceration of the Town's most sinister representative as any other single thing. Schools of Journalism please note. The Kickoff WE'VE been football conscious for seeming ages. We thrilled to the impact of the center rush when our pants stopped at the knee and only sissies wore knickers. We played the game when an end run was considered effeminate. We lock the office on Friday evenings during October and November and we were early joiners of the mounting minority who see a future for the professional game. We've watched the game change from what it was to what it is. We grumbled about the splitting of the halves into quarters, then approved when it gave our team a break with the wind. We viewed with alarm the development of the forward pass — we'd have called it bean bag in the old days — and revelled in it as perfected by Fried man and Oosterbaan. We've despaired of the game at every revision of the rules and we've seen it come back better, braver, a finer, sturdier game for every change that's ever been made in it. We had to review all of this, as we have to review it every year about this time, to get ourselves into a proper frame of mind to con sider the proposed abandonment of the kick -off. Having done so, we herewith cast our slender influence in support of the proposition. Football is bigger than any single play or rule in its makeup. Each revision on the side of safety has contributed to its stature. The kick-off should go. His Honor PERHAPS it isn't our business to say it, but it seems to us to be several weeks past time for someone to say something about His Honor the Mayor. The chorus of silence from the daily press con tinues overlong. Anything like a fair period of probation must have ended long since. If no stones have been cast, neither have roses been strewn. It isn't cricket. Our opinion, lightly grounded as we know it to be in casual ob servation and fact of public record, is that Mr. Cermak has been doing quite handsomely by his job and his Town. He has impressed us, at first nights and on such informal occasions as we've happened to have him pointed out to us, as a not only personal but likewise personable representative. If he has not attained to Jimmie Walker's one-time popularity among the columnists, neither has he stooped to the monkeyshines employed by his New York contemporary to that end. On the contrary, if we are not all wrong in our appraisal of the public pulse, he has been steadily, unostentatiously earning admira tion and confidence by the stable, oldfashioned method of discharging admirably and dependably the duties of his office. We greatly prefer the Cermak technique. THE BRIDGE GOES UP AT NIGHT Cordon Coster leaned out of a window one night and photographed the Michigan Boulevard Bridge just as it had been raised for the passing river traffic. The haphazard vignette is made by the 333 Building on the right and the London Guarantee on the left. The illuminated Wrigley Building is easily enough recognized in the upper left hand corner. It is not unli\ely that this is the only photograph ever made of the Bridge that does not have the Tribune Tower in the background. Chicagoana An Eye and Ear to the Din and Whim of the Town c \A/E Were sittin§ in a ^ote^ l°bby waiting V V for an artist and not paying much atten tion to anyone around us. And we decided that the days are gone forever when an artist was surrounded by a faint violet stigma. Gone, too, is the father who said he's rather be dead than see his son a painter, and rather have his daughter herself die than marry, one (until father had his life saved by the same artist, ruddy and brown from a long sketching trip, on page 163). Now, any artist can beat mother at contract and can give father eight strokes handicap and beat him at golf. Artists regard their paint ing and drawing as a business, just like your bond-peddling or house-managing and our de partment editing. They paint nice, workman like pictures and draw beautiful women and handsome men for cigarette and overcoat ad vertisements. They live in nice little houses and apartments with nice little wives and lovely children. On Sundays they go to Grandma's in Evanston for dinner, or fix the back door. They are like you or us or the young man in the bank, though earnest art critics, surfeited with the flood of good, well- painted pictures you can never remember, will probably say we are all wrong. And then we noticed the hotel lobby haunters, especially the ladies, some sportive, some serious, who were linger ing here and there. One was a suburban- looking woman who seemed to find the luxuri ous lobby an ideal parking place pending the appearance of her husband and their mutual departure for the 5:16. She had an armful, two armsful, of packages that she was going to wish on him, and the poor fellow probably had to fight his way to Oak Park looking like a Christmas tree. And he probably had to carry most of them back later. There was an elderly woman who had, we fancied, been an inmate of the establishment since it first opened its doors a few years ago. She had probably never lost a lock of her false hair, but she looked as though she sus pected every guest or visitor of being a stick- up man in disguise. And there was Eloise, who had a luncheon date with Rosemary. Rosemary was late. What was Eloise thinking of while she was waiting? Nothing. Nothing at all. She couldn't have been, it would have been too inconvenient. And a one hundred per cent club-woman was waiting impatiently for one o'clock when the Business Luncheon of the American Fed eration of One Hundred Per Cent American Women's Clubs was to get under way. Mean while she glanced through her notes for her address to see that she had the several nasty cracks for the treasurer well in hand. The most interesting personage was a trim young lady, a veritable pleasure craft, who was undoubtedly haunting the hotel for rea sons allied to her profession, a sort of unof- onducted by Donald Plan ficial hotel-hostess. But soon she sighted a big merchantman two days out from St. Paul and set out to lure her prize. And then we were paged; our artist was calling to say he couldn't meet us for lunch, because he had a rush job to get out for an agency. 1932 Licenses YOUR Illinois license plates for next year, the A. A. A. reveals to us, will be blue on orange; blue numerals on an orange back ground. They ought to be quite beautiful. Indiana will have white on green and Wiscon sin plates will be blue on yellow. California licenses will be black on orange and New York state's plates are due to be yellow on black. Thirty-one states will change the color com binations of their plates and twenty-three different motifs will be used throughout the country. Almost every color there is will be represented in next year's parade. And thirteen states and the District of Columbia will retain their 1931 colors, reversing them as to back ground and lettering, which seems to indicate a trend back toward standardization of colors. White on black and white on blue are the most popular color combinations. Black on yellow, yellow on black and white on green go pretty well, too; while black on orange and white on maroon take the show money. Be yond these more standard color motifs, there will be found a great variety of shades. The Canal Zone plates are going to be black letters on yellow, Hawaii will have yellow on green, Porto Rico white on brown and Alaska white letters on a dark blue background. Twenty-six states have white, either numer als or background, on their plates with yellow and gold running next. Visibility is the rea son. And if you've been playing this game of jotting down the license plates you see, trying to get all forty-nine: Vermont is the hardest one to catch. 'Black Magic DON'T call the police if your neighbor cuts his wife's head off. Act nonchalant if your escort puts his lighted cigar on your new formal. Feign senile decrepitude when asked to open a jar at a Sunday night buffet. Yawn indifferently if a little grey mouse comes hopping playfully out of your typewriter. Maintain your poise when your cheese sings, your books talk, your plate gets up and walks away. Above all, if you are losing heavily with unloaded dice, don't hesitate to call your opponent any one of the many pet names often seen decorating back fences. For it is well to be tipped off when dark magic is in the air, and all an initiated mortal can do is try to maintain his savoir-faire until he has time to go over to Aladdin's Grotto where Stanley Shaddick, presiding genii, will reveal the secrets of black art to you. In this open-sesame of modern wonders, T located next door to the Princess Theatre, tricks of every kind, from the smallest pocket or after dinner trick to the largest stage illu sion, can be found. People of every walk in life are drawn to the unique shop by an irre sistible curiosity of the mysterious and un known. Ever so many people, for their own amusement and the entertainment of their friends, are adherents of the new tricks that are constantly being added to the treasures already to be found in the modern cave of wonders. Those who are deaf and dumb often find an occupation and earn a livelihood by learning tricks like the Cups and Balls Trick, which appears to be clever display of sleight of hand but in reality is nothing more than knowing the correct method of misdirection. Thus a performance that sometimes seems to be the result of years of hard practice is in reality so simple that it can be mastered in ten minutes with the proper teacher. The proprietor of the Grotto is a magician who has performed in the leading theatres of Europe as well as America. It's worth a stop just as a matter of personal safety against parlor jokers and tricksters. Sears SEARS, ROEBUCK tf COMPANY have at last decided to open a Loop store. Of course, no one has been awaiting that event mouth open and much twittering, but many merchants and manufacturers of department store ware have wondered when it might hap pen. It has, and Sears will be where Siegel 6? Cooper used to be, on the southeast corner of State and Van Buren. The new store ought to brighten up business around that corner when they open their doors next Spring. Sears, Roebuck have several outlying, neighborhood stores, that you may not know about. There's one out west somewhere, one on the north side, one southwest, one south and one far south, in Roseland. They have something like eight tire stores, also. The organization has always been consid ered a sort of demi-god by rural folk. Re member what an event it was back in the old home town when the Sears catalogues (and those of Montgomery, Ward, too) arrived at the post office? And how the R. F. D. buggy used to get stuck in the mud because of the excess weight? Good roads have brought shopping centers closer to rural shoppers now, but the Sears in fluence is still notable in many sections of the country. Only last year, the story goes, the governor of Tennessee received a letter from a woman in the hinterlands of his state. The letter was a plea for the release of her husband from the state penitentiary where he had been sent for distilling whiskey. The woman said she had written to Sears, Roebuck about it all and they had advised her to get in touch with the governor. November, 2 93 7 15 'Typographer HISTORIANS are noted as dull people living in the past, and historians of books, bibliographers, have even dryer and duller reputations. Douglas McMurtrie, Chi cagoan and Evanstonian, is the bibliographer and historian who is the exception to the rule. Although McMurtrie is the author of numerous volumes on the history of printing, he is also the chief authority on modernism in printing, and his Modern Typography pub lished last year was the first book of its kind in English. He knows more about the his tory of printing in the central and western portions of the United States than anyone else in the country, and he writes his histories in a modernistic apartment, designed by himself, on Michigan Avenue in Evanston. McMurtrie is large, smiling, and a bon- vivant. He -wears white spats and high col lars the year around, and he drives the most vivid automobile in the city, a fire-red Loco mobile of awe-inspiring proportions. Besides being an exponent of modern art, he is an amateur of dance music, and he relaxes from his historical researches by dancing at the Dells or Colosimo's, depending on the season. Probably he is the only man in the country who has contributed articles by invitation to both the American Mercury and the Rotarian. He is the author of Fine Boo\s, American, in the new Britannica, and he is a business man of considerable reputation. His official position is that of Director of Typography of the Ludlow Company of Chi cago, manufacturers of printing machinery. Recently, within the same week, he obtained the largest single order his firm had ever taken and he also completed publication of what he considers the most comprehensive of his many studies in American printing, Early Printing in Wisconsin. Having attended the fa mous Hill School at Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and then studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mc Murtrie decided to become a printer. He was active in various printing firms and became as sociated with the Columbia University Print ing Office as Director. At the same time he made printing his vocation the study of the care of cripples became his avocation. For a number of years he was editor of the Ameri- can Journal of the Care of Cripples, and dur ing the war his knowledge in this field was put to extensive use by the government and the Red Cross. In 1924 he established his own press in New York, devoted chiefly to fine printing. He edited and published Ars Typographica, a magazine devoted to the printing arts. It was at this time that he began his researches in printing history, devoting himself chiefly to the documents pertaining to Gutenberg and the invention of printing. About five years ago McMurtrie came to Chicago, where he joined forces with the Lud low Company. He is in charge of the adver tising department of this international firm, and he contributes materially to the designing and selection of their typefaces. A series of modernistic types are named for him. After coming to Chi cago he wrote The Golden Boo\, a story of printing and book making through the centuries, considered the out standing work in English on this sub ject. About the time The Golden Boo\ first appeared, McMurtrie started devoting his time to the history of printing in America, beginning with histories of the first printing in Chicago, and then in New Orleans. Jotham ~Mee\er, Pioneer Printer of Kansas is one of his major works in this field; J^ew Yor\ Printing and his new book on Wisconsin are others. He has also completed studies of printing in Kentucky, Michigan, Oregon, and New Mexico, which are soon to be published. Not content with detailed studies of the press in various states, McMurtrie is now at work on a task no bibliographer has dared to undertake for a hundred and twenty years — a general history of printing in the United States. In 1811, Isaiah Thomas, famous printer and antiquarian of the period, pub lished his History of Printing in America, and it is still the only book on the subject. Mc Murtrie is now at work on his own history of American printing, which he expects to publish this winter. McMurtrie's wife was born and reared in Alsace, and they have three children. The oldest, Havelock McMurtrie, was named for Mr. McMurtrie's friend, Havelock Ellis, the distinguished psychologist. The youngest is Baskerville McMurtrie, named for John Baskerville, eighteenth century English print er and typefounder. Modern Typography is dedicated to Mc Murtrie's youngest son. The dedication is typical of the strange mixture of antiquity and ultra-modernity that make its author the un usual man that he is: "To my son Basker ville McMurtrie, namesake of a master in traditional typography, I dedicate this study of modernism in type and its use." T. A.'s PUBLICITY agents are usually nice people who, nevertheless, do sometimes get under the collars of newspaper columnists and maga zine editorial staffs. Sometimes, too, they supply an actual want of the latter people. Sometimes they are just nuisances. Anyway, the P. A.'s are a smarter lot than they used to be; or maybe it just seems that they are, be cause their names are in print oftener. Columnists and editors are getting smarter, too. Nowadays a columnist, when he prints, say, a wisecrack supposedly uttered by an or chestra leader, doesn't attribute the bit of wit to the bandsman; instead, he says the bands man's publicity agent says the bandsman said that. Thus the columnist refrains from mak ing a dupe and a dope out of himself. A publicity agent, some one (it might have been Texas Guinan) has said, is a charitable person, too; for, when there are ugly rumors "perfume, sweetheart, to remember me by." 16 The Chicagoan around that a celebrity has become involved in a large scandal, her publicity agent always gives her the benefit of the dirt. T)og Lover r INHERE is a man in town, it has been re- A ported to us, who used to own a kennel of fine racing whippets. In better days when dog racing was more or less legal around here, this fellow got along very well in the world, was a good provider for his family and was kind to his mother. Times got tough and he had to sell most of his dogs, all, in fact, except one, his favorite. And although there has been racing at the Thornton dog track this season the dog couldn't compete. Age, being out of training, one thing and another made it impossible for him to help out his master. But through it all the master remained faith ful to the dog. That was the trouble — the man was too faithful to his dog. He was out of work, had nothing in the bank and neglected his family. He bought meat for the dog, but let his family, including several children, go hun gry lots of times. Finally the wife took the matter to court. The man was fined and, be ing unable to pay his fine, was sent to the Bridewell to serve out his sentence. When he left for jail his parting words to his wife were: "Goodbye, Mary, take good care of the dog." 'Prediction SOME one who was on the spot at the time, waiting for a bus, reported this in cident to us. A motorist pulled up to the curb on Michi gan Boulevard in front of the Congress Ho tel. There were the usual no parking signs right there, but he parked his car anyway, running ahead and backing several times and not hurrying in the least. Then he got out and sauntered off. The traffic officer on duty at the corner who had been watching him, yelled. The man stopped and waited for the cop to approach. The officer walked up and said, "Say, you can't park here." "Oh, yes I can," replied the offender. "The automobile is here to stay." Our reporter's bus came along just then, but he thinks the man probably had to get in his car and drive on. 'Predicament THE other evening, in a speakeasy of the better sort, there was a rather crocked young lady. She was blonde and altogether ravishing. And she was in a very amorous mood. She hurried, from tinie *to time, from bar-stool to bar-stool and from; table to table, patting the cheeks of male guestsand occasion ally implanting wet kisses upon.; male brows and lips. Some of the favorfed gentlemen liked it; some found the girl a nuisance. Her companions, who were rather the Worse for it, too, thought she was just awfully funny. Then a new shift of bar-tenders came on. One of them, a large, handsome Irishman, was tending the end of the bar where the amorous young woman was sitting, when she was sit ting. She spotted him and, when he ap proached to take her order, grabbed him by his neck and kissed him. He scowled a little upon his release, but said nothing. The same 'MY NAME IS JOHN SMITH. YOU KNOW, the JOHN SMITH.' thing happened in a few minutes. The bar- keep frowned and, as the kiss was longer and wetter than the first, finally shook himself free. He seemed a bit embarrassed about it all. For a while he managed to avoid the loving grasp of the young woman when he found it necessary to be near her. When his back was turned, however, she sat herself on the bar and enfolded its tender in a warm embrace. The barman hardly knew what to do. He didn't want to toss her away, just a broken toy, fearing she might start a scene. He stood there for a minute and took it like a man. He was growing more embarrassed all the time. Then a colleague came from the other end of the bar and handed the encompassed barkeeper a book. Yes, it was a copy of The Bar-Ten der s Guide. Cfallery Tea THE other Sunday, the eighth, to give it a date, the O'Brien Galleries started off the winter season with a new idea. They had an open-house Sunday with a program of music, including dance selections, and a supper and a lot of guests. This is the first of a series of teas and programs to be sponsored by the gal lery. They are to take place every day and they ought to be interesting. You can rest easy about one thing, they will not be like the usual, innocuous "studio" teas that you've attended, because here you can mill around as you please and look at the various exhibitions. During the rest of this month you'll see some grand sporting prints, Paul Brown etchings and Currier and Ives lithographs, and it looks as though there will be something happening every day. Introduction A YOUNG man who had been out on a party most of the night and was feeling pretty gay when he reached home rang up a friend who lived in the same apartment hotel. He insisted that the friend come right up to his apartment. It was very important, very urgent. The friend would be glad he had come. And he must come immediately. The friend had been in bed for hours, but thought something might be wrong, and any way, he was thoroughly awake by that time, so he climbed into a dressing gown and hur ried up to the apartment -where his presence was in such demand and banged on the door. "Fred," cried the young man who had been out on a party most of the night and was feeling pretty gay. "Fred. My pal. I knew you'd come. Come right in." He grabbed his arm, led him into the living room and over to the fireplace. "Fred," he said, "I want you to meet an old Buddha of mine, Fred." And he pointed to a fat, incense-burning replica of the well-known statue of the founder of Buddhism that was sitting on the mantel. November, 193] 17 MRS. JAMES M. (LUCY ELLIOTT) FLOWER Fashion Babies Big Little Women of Chicago By Edna Wright MRS. GURDON S. HUBBARD A PARADE of nearly ninety dolls in cos tume, faithful portraits of the enter- • prising femininity they represent, ex tending through the years of Chicago's history from the first days of the original Fort Dear born in 1803, past the pioneer days of build ing the town that was incorporated into a city in 1837 only to be burned to the ground in 1871, to rise from its ashes to its present glori fied state, is none the less imposing, because so delightful. And being women, the parade is as much a fashion show as anything, though each, in spite of that same frailty, has in her own right accomplished deeds of marked civic prowess or has been the inspiration of a husband who has generously done the work for her. Mrs. Minna Schmidt of Schmidt's costum- ery, 920 N. Clark St., lecturer, historian, and lawyer, presented the figurines to the Chicago Historical Society in 1924 in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of her work as costumer and designer in the city. The realistic faces of the miniature ladies were sculptured by her son, the late Helmut Schmidt. Originally seventy-one, they have been added to from time to time and are up to date enough to in clude the aviatrix Amelia Earhart in her flying togs. Mrs. Schmidt plans to increase them to one hundred by the time of the World's Fair to commemorate the one hundredth birthday of Chicago with one hundred figurines of its women. While "fashion babies" dressed in the latest modes have been popular in history since the earliest days when they found their way into the shops of the Boston, Salem, and Plymouth mantua makers from Paris, via London, to intrigue the susceptible Colonial dames into sending post haste for the newest style, Mrs. Minna Schmidt, an authority on costuming of every period, is said to be the originator of the historical figurine. But her sophisticated darlings, unlike the other small invaders, rele gated to the children when they had outworn their usefulness and thence consigned to oblivion, will be cherished even more with the passage of years. It seems, however, that the Chinese with their ancestral dolls, the Japanese with their Feast of Dolls, and the Empress Eugenie, whose styles are so much the mode today, alone exhibited the proper appreciation toward the little costume manikin. Gossip has it that the Empress Eugenie would not even begin to dress unless the life-sized doll which she kept in her boudoir were gowned to her satisfaction in a replica of the costume she was considering wearing herself. This particular fashion show is even more important, because when it opens in 1800, women had definitely swished their wide little skirts in the faces of the men, whose styles had hitherto been the paramount influence in feminine fashions, and decided that petticoats would be petticoats and not an enlarged breeches version. Some time later, they were to change their minds again. But that is another story. Honors for the most elaborate gowns go to the manikin of the talented musician, Mrs. Fanny Bloomfield Zeisler, in her gold metallic dress; to Mrs. Charles H. Henrotin, in her light blue silk gown with its coy bunches of pink roses at the shoulders; to Mrs. Potter Palmer I, in her white satin beaded outfit and pearl crown, to Mrs. Cyrus Hall McCormick II, in MRS. CYRUS H. MCCORMICK I. MRS. POTTER PALMER I. MRS. ISAAC N. ARNOLD 18 The Chicagoan MRS. EDWIN (MARY McVICKER) BOOTH her emerald green velvet gown with long train; to Mrs. W. W. Kimball, in her little Empire style dress of pale blue adorned with silver lace; to the beautiful blond Mrs. Henry W. Farnham I, in a cream outfit trimmed with pink satin ribbon and huge bow at the waist; to Mrs. Mary Brown Tyler, in white silk with an old fashioned bouquet; to Mrs. Eugene Wetherell in white georgette with satin dots and sprays of pink and blue forget-me-nots and her "Sweet Girl Graduate" hairdress; to the blond darling, Mrs. E. W. Blatchford in a white net gown trimmed with pale blue satin sash, and to Mrs. Cyrus Hall McCormick I, in white satin and lace trimmed in sequins. The parade of costumes carries one through the short waisted Empire modes with turbans, such as that worn by the Mrs. George W. Dole doll, an endless variety of head-dresses, muslin guimpes, ruffs in the neck when it was considered indecent to exhibit the bosom, a profusion of lace scarfs, coats which look like revivals of the flying Josies, to the extremes of fashion in the thirties with the puffed sleeves. And the parade goes on with the squeaking leg o1 mutton sleeves which took as much goods as a whole dress and eventually became so grotesque a woman had to go through the door sideways with them, with the little English chip and coal scuttle bonnets, with the hoop skirts of the sixties, to the bustles which gave women the silhouettes of full rigged ships. The Mrs. Elisha Wads- worth doll wears a charming black velvet coat trimmed with white fur and little bonnet from which her blond curls peep out on each side, and carries a fur muff. One of the cutest dolls is, that of Mrs. George B. Carpenter with quaint turned up bonnet tied at the chin with long streamers and a bow, long coat with wide velvet collar and huge sleeves, and a tiny vel vet muff. For stunning coiffure, the honors go to the Mrs. Isaac N. Arnold doll with black November, 1931 MRS. MARK BEAUBIEN hair brushed straight back from the forehead and falling in profuse curls about her shoulders, a few to be pinned back with satin flowers at her temples. Perhaps first place, from standpoint of age precedence, goes to the figurine representing Mrs. John Kinzie, "mother" of Chicago as her husband, the first white settler, was "father" of Chicago. Her sunbonnet hat is tied at the throat and she wears a plain heavy gray dress, long black apron, and flowered shawl trimmed with fringe. When John Kinzie brought her to Chicago from Detroit as his wife, she was the first white woman to set foot upon Chicago soil. She had had anything but a quiet life from early youth, first as a Seneca Indian captive in the family of the Chief Corn-Planter and later as the fourteen-year-old wife of the British officer, Captain McKilip, killed at Miami Rapids, a post afterwards known as Fort Defiance. Certainly she was to find no par ticular peace in the stormy days of the first Fort Dearborn as eye-witness to the massacre in a boat at the mouth of the Chicago river. It was Mrs. Nathan Heald, represented by the little figurine in the blue Empire dress with her hair in short curls over her ear, whom Mrs. Kinzie ransomed with a mule and hid in her canoe when an Indian was carrying her off to kill her as his captive the day of the Fort Dear born massacre. Her husband had succeeded Captain Whistler in 1810 as commander of the fort. As the story goes, he was dissatisfied with his post until the following summer when he brought Rebekah Wells, already the daughter of a Captain, Samuel Wells, Tippe canoe hero, from Louisville, Kentucky, into the fort as his wife to receive the garrison ovation. Records say that Rebekah "being on the wild order" herself immediately declared her ap proval of the fort, but her subsequent experi ences must have been enough to change any woman's mind for good. MRS. GEORGE B. CARPENTER MRS. JOHN L. (MARY E. BLANCHARD) SCRIPPS .Before one leaves the Kinzies and their friends, there is Mrs. Nelly Kinzie Gordon, a woman really older than Chicago itself, since the city was not incorporated until after her birth. Born in Chicago in 1835, the daughter of John Harris Kinzie, eldest son of the aforementioned "father" and "mother" of Chicago, she married Gen. W. W. Gordon, former captain of cav alry in the Confederate army during the Civil war. Mrs. Isaac (Continued on page 62) 19 THE COLUMBUS MEMORIAL The winning American entry in the International Competition held by the Pari' American Union for a Memorial to Christopher Columbus at Santo Domingo from the model designed and executed by Os\ar ]. W. Hansen, Sculptor, Lynch, Nelson, Bennett, Parsons and Frost, Assc dated Architects. The Competition was the largest of its \ind ever held and drew the participation of the leaders in the architectural and sculp' tural profession throughout the world. The second award of $7,500 was given to the model reproduced above. Scars and the Man An Aside or Two on the Passing of a Chicagoan By Milton S. Mayer the side nobody knows — By Sandor. THEY have taken Al Capone's life, but, (meaning no offense to Harold Bell Wright's heroines) they have not robbed him of his honor. He is still the most sensa tional man on earth, and, being both simple- minded and low caste, he prefers that to any other prize the world has to offer. They have taken him out of circulation the way they take out an Indian penny, but they have not stripped him of his special greatness. A month ago "Scarface Al" Capone was still a doubtful quantity. No one who knew had ever talked; all of us who didn't know had always talked — and we didn't know if Al was really the head man or if he was just the scare crow and the Rev. Preston Bradley, Dr. Harshe of the Art Institute or A. A. Stagg was the real power of darkness in Chicago. Now we know. "Scarface Al" Capone is a doubtful quantity no longer. He has discard ed the floss of legend for the raiment of reality. He's the "big shot" in fact, and the big shot, in your business, mine, or Capone's, has a place in the history books. CiAPONE is dead, dead, as Sargon II, dead as Savonarola, dead as a tur key. When this purgatory is ended, he will sing, as they sing it at Eton, "Dulce, 'Do- mum,' " and his scarfaced ghost, with his twenty-three suits twenty-three sizes too large for him and the haunch, the paunch, and the jowl all fallen away, will come home. The ghost of Capone will come home to the wife who was proud with him, the mother who was proud of him, and the boy he was so proud of. He may open a pet shop or import ripe olives, and he'd better, because if he goes back to Twenty-Second Street he'll be less than a ghost — he'll be a bum. It's an old practice in his business: they don't hold your job for you when you're dead. He'll not want to be a bum — he was a bum once, and when you're a bum you're liable to get into an argument in a Coney Island saloon and a quick little guy is liable to put a knife on you and give you three long cuts on the left side of your face that you'll try to hide the rest of your life and wish to God you didn't have. He's dead, all right. Who killed him? Who killed McSwiggin? Who killed Lingle? Who killed Capone? Who did kill Capone, anyway? Was it Juror No. 5, who lay on the back of his neck, his eyes closed, his breathing regu lar, from the beginning of the trial to the end? Was it the girl reporter, who asked, "You're not afraid, Mr. Capone, are you?" Was it Attorney Ahern, who said, "He's a myth — a modern Robin Hood"? Was it Attorney Fink, who said, "Isn't it terrible, gentlemen — now I ask you — isn't it just terrible that the government will ask you to bring in a verdict of guilty on a proposition like that?" Was it Attorney Fink, who said, "Not Al Capone, not a fellow who spent and gave the way he did; a tinhorn or a piker might have tried to cheat the government out of its tax, but not Al Capone"? Was it At torney Fink, who said, "They're crucifying him"? Was it Attorney Fink, who said, "Isn't it remarkable, when you come to think of it, the way divine providence sometimes works out poetic justice?" Was it Judge Wilkerson, who leaned over the bar, balancing his head in his hand, a la Landis, and said, "Do you think that there was anything providential about this verdict, Mr. Fink?" Was it District Attorney George E. Q. Johnson, who brought Juror No. 5 out of his torpor when he cried, in the fever of his elo quence, ". . . This man, with his $27,000 shirts. . . ."? Was it Assistant Prosecutor Green, who bul lied and badgered the defense witnesses be cause they couldn't remember the name of a race horse Al Capone had bet on seven years ago? Was it Oscar Gutter, the bookie, who said, "Yeah, sure, of course I kept a record — so I should know how much in come taxes I had to pay"? Was it H. F. Ryder, the carpenter, who said, "Mr. Capone owes me $125, but he's a mighty fine man"? Was it the man who sold Al Capone his $12,500 McFarlands, who said, "Mrs. Capone said she wanted a car built similar to a friend of theirs"? Was it Lester Shumway, the one-time gambling house cashier, who wiped the per spiring palms of his hands with his handker chief, wiped his forehead and the corners of his mouth, shivered, quavered, trembled, and stammered, and said, "I was getting ready to take the money to the bank one day and Al came into the office and said, 'You'd better watch out, carrying all that money — you're November, 1931 21 liable to get stuck up'?" Was it the salesman who explained that there was nothing especially warm about Mr. Capone's $12 pair of Little Lord Fauntleroy drawers but that it was "just a nice suit of underwear?" Was it the defendant's mother, who might have taken the witness stand — but didn't — and destroyed the damning evidence of the twenty-three $ 1 3 5 suits by explaining that Al- phonse went through his clothes something awful? Was it Attorney Fink's feminine secretary, who sat at the defense table, refreshed the de fendant with lime drops, and wore a collection of tweeds and turbans that would have done your old heart good? Was it the $275 diamond belt buckle that was passed around to twelve men who hold up their pants with string? Or was it the three grinning welts and the unholy name of "Scarface Al?" Mind, I hold no brief for the dead man. I am a great one for lawful ness at heart. Could I have stayed the cleaver that lopped Al Capone's head into the basket, I would not have done it. He had had his fling. He had had a swell time, which, after all, is the wick of life's lamp. Now he is earn ing his swell time. Most men do it the other way around — earn their swell time first, and then have it. Either way it's a nicely balanced life, and it's good enough. Still, I am sorry for him. I am afraid that my heart goes out to Al Brown, to Alphonse Brown, to A. Costa, to Albert Costa, to "Scarface" Brown, to Al Ross, and to Al Phillips. My heart goes out, in short, to Al Capone. Peck's Worst Boy went to trial with the blight on him. He had been called out be fore he ever reached the plate. It wasn't the United States vs. Alphonse Capone, it was all the people in the United States vs. Alphonse Capone. "A fair trial? I'll say I'll give that baby a fair trial. Just let me onto that jury." There he sat, he who had never known what it was not to have ten or fifteen of his playmates on each side, in front, and in back; there he sat, as alone as a man in a grave. Were the dapper Ahern and the Ciceronian Fink at his side to counsel or comfort? Not they — they were out there in the arena lawyer ing for all they were worth, fighting hoof and mouth for the good name of Ahern and the good name of Fink. Were the massed gentlemen of the press, they who in other days and in other places had called him "Al" and had patted him on his fat back, were they there to see to it that the pub lic got both sides of the story? They were not. They were writing "the criminal of the century," "the emperor of the underworld," "the symbol of lawlessness," "the ringmaster of crime," just as fast as their little pencils could \V ERE his "boys" there, their backs against a convenient wall, their hands in their coat pockets? No, his boys had not been invited. But who was the little man, darker even, sleeker even, plug-uglier even, than Alphonse, sitting behind the defendant, wearing the modish half -belted model of gan grene-green? That was Phil D'Andrea, faith ful Philip. Philip had trotted in alongside his master carrying a brief case and pretending to be a lawyer. But Philip had wagged his artillery behind him, and the judge objected to performing his functions with a cannon in the courtroom, so Philip was muzzled and taken to the pound. And Al was left alone. He blinked, he *U*/\IWua.c£- 'i WANT TO GO SOME PLACE WHERE THEY HAVE NATIVES. sputtered, he grinned the wretched grin of a man who knows he is licked, his olive puff-ball of a face wrinkled in bewilderment, and the double chin in the back of his neck rolled down his coat collar in despair. He fought alone — gangsters don't know how to fight alone — and he died alone. And he will be buried alone any day now in Chicago's own cemetery — Leavenworth. If Pilate gave the people a good show, if the Louis' gave the people a good show, if the James boys gave the people a good show, why, by golly, Al Capone gave the people a good show. And a man like that, as Talleyrand has so crypti cally put it, can't be all bad. It is no fault of the Messrs. Hoover, Wilkerson, and Johnson that they were where they were when the internal revenue department christened Al Capone "Tax Evader" and launched him down the greased ways into the ocean of ignominy. The implication cannot be legitimately drawn that the neck of Al Capone was used as a rung for anyone's political ladder. None the less, the outcome of the trial has not redounded to the discredit of the present White House administration, the present attorney general's office, nor the present Republican campaign to make Judge Wilkerson governor of Illinois. Judge Wilkerson gave Capone a fair trial. I close that sentence with a period. He did not send Attorney Fink to jail -when Attorney Fink accused him of railroading the selection of jurors and repeatedly charged him with asking the prospective jurors "leading ques tions." He did not send Attorney Fink to jail when Attorney Fink said, "Yeah, I thought you would overrule our objection." He did not send Attorney Ahern to jail when Attor ney Ahern accused him of depriving Capone of his constitutional rights and challenged him to look up the law. He only replied, "Do you presume to tell the court what to do?" and did nothing more. He did not yield to the prosecution's de mand that the defense testimony of Al Ca pone's bookies be stricken from the record. He did not, by word, by mien, or by gesture, impeach the testimony of those bookies. He did not, during the trial, accuse those bookies of perjury. And that last was not only fair but gener ous. A generous trial for Al Capone, how ever, is only a fair trial for anyone else. Some days after the Capone trial you will remember that Judge Wilkerson sentenced Sig. D'Andrea to six months in jail for concealing a gun under his belt the way a slicker con ceals the pea under the wrong shell. On this occasion the judge issued a statement which referred to the Capone defense case — the testi mony of the bookies — as a "shocking array of perjury." Here, in the opinion of a plain man but honest, Judge Wilkerson was mistaken. The prosecution contended that Mr. Capone's bookies were acting under orders when they remembered the colossal yearly totals of their winnings from Capone and remembered nothing else — not the name of a single horse he bet on, not the date of a single bet, not the amount he won. But that the testimony of these men was necessarily perjured Judge Wilkerson had no right to infer. Perhaps he did not infer it. But the jury did, and the jury convicted. 22 The Chicagoan CHICAGO STREETS AFTER DARK Streets seldom, probably never, frequented by you and you and you. Streets where there are twenty- five and fifty cent hotels, Gree\ fruit stands, phrenology booths, shooting galleries, pawn shops, burlesque shows, and smells. Madison and Halsted, State Street, south of Van Buren, East Thirty Fifth Street, East Thirty-First, East Twenty-Second, La\e Par\ Avenue and Indiana Avenue in the Twenties and Thirties; Milwau\ee Avenue, Torrence Avenue, Elston, Burley, Cottage Grove, Lincoln, West Grand, South Chicago, West Chicago, West Division, Archer, Wentworth Avenues; Pershing Road, l<[orth Clar\, South Clar\, Harrison, Robey, Racine, Taylor Streets; Little Italy, Little Sicily, Little Greece, Bac\ O' the Yards, the Blac\ Belt . . . E. Simms Campbell has caught them all. The Nigh t Club Habit The Longer You're There the Harder You Fall By Texas Guinan WELL, Suckers, it was eleven years ago, on the Main Stem, that I opened the first Night Club in America of the people, by the people and for the people. And since that time I have been the entertainer in more Night Clubs than any woman in my pro fession. I have the padlocks to prove it. My success, and the success of the night club itself, is a matter that has concerned many. Economics, domestic life, social negli gence, and Lady Luck are the motivating forces which have made the night club and the cabaret an alluring place for the fashion able and the wicked, the demure and the sophisticate. In the height of its glory the night club became so intriguing that even the ex-husband loaned his presence to the at mosphere to see what the ex- wife was wearing; and the ex-wife attended to see who the ex- husband was bringing. Perhaps economic conditions in New York played in my favor when I entered the night club field. The small apartment never played a conducive part to any host. In fact, the host usually found it cheaper to his pocket book to entertain his friends where the theatre seemed intimate, where food and beverages were ob tainable, and where a general feeling of com panionship pervaded the air. Fortunately, for me, hosts living in small apartments found the place they were seeking in that which I created — the "night club." The business man, whose routine kept him engrossed in activity until the colorless hours of the morning, found color and relaxation in my night club. He found freshness during the wilted hours of the night in the smiles of genial girls with pretty faces and contagious laughter. He was able to drop social barriers and business formalities. He was able to laugh. And there are two things that are alike the world over and in every man's mind and heart — arithmetic and laughter. Women became attracted to my salons of amusements, too. They soon discovered that the drapes and hueful trim mings of a small and intimate room combined with lighting effects and other groomed com panions which surrounded them were satisfy ing to the glorification of themselves. Drink and poisonous liquors have ruined men, but women have ruined and ruled dynas ties. When women decided that they could be entertained, and at the same time set them selves off by the aid of a room which was suited to their individuality, they guided the men right into my parlor . . . "said the spider to the fly." Society is like a rash. Once it gets the itch — "oh boy"! — how it will spread! I am indebted to the stately old families of Vanderbilts, Goulds, Whitneys, Morgans, Bel- monts, Wanamakers, Warburtons, etc., for accepting the saucy girl of the Winter Garden Revues, the bare back rider of the circus and the girl who hailed a long time ago from Waco, Texas — in brief, me — into their very midsts and social circles. When the bee starts flying it always wants to get into the bonnet of the social climber. So the masses decided to pay me a visit and taste caviar with the elite, and dance until dawn. I have found no royal road to success, and I have further discovered that in the school of hard knocks there are no holidays. But, to spite this, during my fifteen years in the the atre, prior to my entry to the night club fold, I had made many friends in the profession. The mimes of the the atre paid me homage after I entered into a new project. Lillian Russell, Lillie Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt were a trio that stirred my ambitions which made my work lighter. To them I humbly bow for instilling in me a fight ing spirit that always gave me the pushes I needed. The world has beaten a path to the door ways of my night clubs, in the past eleven years. Without egotism I boastfully believe that it has been entertained rather than de tained. It has spent large sums of money for my funny stories, "hello Sucker," "give this girl a great big hand." But it has been no easy task to bring sunshine into a cove after midnight; to make glamour when the world is sleeping on it, rather than seeking it; to make tired tissues in the face turn up and react to gaiety when the hours have normally caused them to droop and wilt. Where I have succeeded and others have failed has been a matter that I attribute to my vitality and great physical health. My out of door days on the ranch, my life on the farms — breaking in horses — have enabled me to outlive and outwork Noah, of Ark fame, Columbus and Paul Revere. Health is man's most precious heritage; to possess it completely and control it is through the medium of hap piness. I have tried to impart this message to all the folks who have visited my rendezvous. That they can find health and happiness with little or no worry and effort. The secret lies in realization and letting the natural spirit of "come what may," flow through the veins. The reason so many geniuses look sickly, and tubercular and "worn to a frazzle," is because they are permitting intellectual tyranny to suppress their happiness. Those who seek health are rocking themselves on the porches of sanitariums; those who have it and are wont to possess it are running, playing, riding, in the streets that never approach the ground of the worn out, the dissipated and the limp. Run to Limbo and you -will have health. Strive to enter St. Peter's portals and you will work yourself to a lather and you won't even get a shave. The busy man's doctor ordered a change of scenery. So the "sucker" moved his desk to another window. Some lose their health get ting wealth; then lose their wealth regaining their health. The reason I am able to carry on my work which is until dawn and still keep my health may be summed up in the following example: "I have a pain in my side," said the woman who had no money to a busy physician. "Forget it," was the curt advice. And so I append my advice: enjoy yourself and take what happiness you can wherever you can find it and your vitality will floor a standing army. I consider the girls, whom I personally select to entertain on my night club floor, the stars of tomorrow. Many of the stars of today are those self same girls who started with me in earlier nights: Ruby Keeler did her first little bit of tap dancing with me. From my night club floor she be came Mrs. Al. Jolson. When Flo Ziegfeld starred Ruby in Show Girl, he made this re mark, "If she is as good a wife as she is a per former, she cannot be topped." Lillian Roth appeared with me. Her success in various musical productions has been out standing and her crooning and seducing in Paramount pictures has made her internation ally famous. Barbara Stanwyck worked for me for seventy-five dollars a week and today she is drawing eight thousand dollars from the film industry. There are countless others that have emanated from my "Gang": Claire Luce, Frances Upton, Irene Delroy, Hannah Wil liams, Peggy Shannon, Bee Jackson, Mary Lucas, Lina Basquette, Alice Boulden, Bernice Spear. My night clubs, as well as myself, have been "cussed and discussed." I have never minded the gossip that the wags manufactured. Just as long as they spell my name correctly. I started the banner flying for whoopie in night clubs and I intend to be the evangelist in them for some time to come. My revival meetings say: "Let him without gin cast the first stone." The policy which I try to enforce in my night club is to make every man — regal or common — akin in his own glory. I have entertained Queen Marie of Roumania at my club and placed beside her at a ring-side table none other than Jack Demp- sey. John Doe, the man of many names, has been able to shake hands -with the Prince of Wales in my club. I have had the late Presi dent Wilson and the late President Harding really see their fellow citizens at play in my salon. The speak-easy, the place where a whisper is a mouth full, is now trying to vie for the honors the night club has earned. A great many people seem to feel that having a good time is drinking one's self under the table. Food and liquor are the harp-strumming enter tainers of those places. There eating is con sidered an indoor sport instead of the act of supplying fuel intelligently to the motor: ex cess is enfeebled with idleness. 24 The Chicagoan ^ ^ 7, m .*¦ THE MADONNA OF THE MAIN STEM From Broadway come wails of dejection as its merchants and matrons, its playboys and playgirls sit in conferences and tal\ of the nights that used to be when Texas Guinan and her Gang were in town. Tin Pan Alley's orioles are singing owl- songs and there's an aching heart for every night on Broadway, because Texas, the show-woman extraordinary, the boast of the town, the national weakness has ta\en her Gang a-barn-storming. THE PANS BEHIND THE PENS yi Few More Cheerful Distortions By I r m a Selz Miguel Covarrubias, one time V enfant terrible OF CARICATURISTS, NO LONG ER Venfant, BUT STILL DEVASTATING AND SURE IN HIS WORK, OF WHICH WE DO NOT SEE ENOUGH. Helen Ho\inson, ALWAYS THE ARTIST AND RECENT LY THE TRAVELER. HER NEW BOOK, SOMETHING YOU'LL WANT TO KEEP AND KEEP AND KEEP, So You're Going to Buy a Boo\, IS OUT AND KNOCK ING THEM OUT. Charles Mac Arthur and Ben Hecht, THE BOYS WHO WROTE THAT PLAY ABOUT NEWSPAPERS, YOU KNOW. THEIR NEW COLLABOR ATIVE EFFORT, Twentieth Century, HAS BEEN WITHHELD TOO LONG FROM THEIR WAITING PUBLIC. Cole Porter, COMPOSER WHO DOESN'T DO ENOUGH OF IT. his What Is This Thing Called Love? and Love for Sale are demon strative OF THE FACT THAT THERE ARE COMPOS ERS WHO DO NOT BORROW from Listen Lester OR The 7<light Boat OR other MUSICAL COMEDIES OF A DECADE OR LESS AGO. Robert L. Ripley, the pride OF KING FEATURES, whose Believe It or K[ot GARNERINGS SEEM TO BE NOT JUST A FAD, BUT SOMETHING OF AN INSTITUTION. 26 The Chicagoan Not Dining in Chicago A Dreary Sequel to the Drury Book By Joan Dreary IF YOU are one of those well-informed un fortunate persons who know that Chicago is a maze of barbecues, whitefront res taurants and other gastronomic pitfalls, don't read this warning. It is addressed only to those happy innocents, both native and other wise, who simply haven't got around. We could dine you in cafes that would ruffle the digestive calm of a rather strong, young goat. Or, if it's a foreign atmosphere you crave, we can take you to places where the atmosphere that greets you at the door positively speaks with an accent. And, again, we could show you the open-air retreats where the town's well-known 'bos discuss the rail road situation over their corn-cob pipes. WHITEFRONT Well, maybe Is there a Chicagoan living, no matter how old, who does not re member the WHITEFRONT windows, ever since his mother first took him downtown as a child ... if he doesn't remember, there's no excuse for it, because they haven't changed one whit, or a slice of watermelon, since the day when the display was first set out. When you think of that historic melon, sous tissue, bravely flanked by the indomitable old lemon pie, the withered pickle bucking up the cour age of the beef sandwich, doesn't it give your heart a wrench, as well as your stomach? If, undaunted, you decide to risk the unseen portion of the menu, and step within, you will find the promise of the window fulfilled. The meal, which is expensive at any price, is served by expert waiters, retired experts from the plate jugglers' profession. It is doubtless a nostalgia for the dead past that makes them seize upon every order as a priceless oppor tunity to revive their forsaken art . . . always in the spirit of friendly competition. Unfor tunately for the defenseless customers, the de cision invariably rests on distance rather than accuracy. If, after you have removed the soup from your eye, you should chance to glance around, you will see many of the Chicago links in the great wholesale chains. Such manufac turers as Levinski of the Pullman Plush Col lar Company . . . Solski ("At that, I'm losing money on it!") . . . Bergski, famous as author of the great felt and mortar merger (Vyle Hats). We recommend the WHITEFRONT as the perfect refuge when you're in that end- it- all mood; if you live to see the last course, with it will come the courage and the necessity to commit suicide. BAR-B-Q The bird on the spit is foul in the sandwich Obviously, the fascina tion of the BAR-B-Q is essentially architec tural and decorative (except, of course, for those whose gustatory inclinations are on the side of the ghoulish). The versatility of the designer of the place is a quality to bring won der and headache to the average mind. In the yard, we find a replica of the Early American fireplace, where an Early American chicken is going through a series of Early American revolutions on a spit. The BAR-B-Q build ing was designed according to good Filling Station tradition, and then, the architect re called a vacation in California and ordered pink stucco. Here gathers a most intriguing crowd . . . women who set the styles in Tourist Circles. In a 1921 Ford, over in a corner of the yard, you will see the originator of the popular motoring ensemble of khaki trousers, muslin boudoir cap and patent leather sandals. Go inside and sit at a table . . . here you will see, demonstrated with simple knife and fork, cello technique that would bring despair to a Wallenstein. The menu is the product of a mercifully restricted imagination. Order a "hamburger, with" ... go ahead, don't be a sissy. Before you will lie the breathing symbol of the chef's conception of a piece- de-resistance. Better lay a cornerstone of marble-cake over the sandwich ... in weighting it down you will find a partial security. Now, I'd advise you to be getting under way; it's nearly midnight, and remember, 70 per cent of acute indigestion strikes late at night. LINCOLN PARK Quic\, Henry, bring the Flit Of necessity, a limited discussion, due to my sketchy experience in lunching alfresco. Even when I was very young, and, fundamentally very sound, I fled the prospect of an outdoor meal. But, if you think a picnic is just too jolly, I suggest LIN COLN PARK as the setting for your frolic some, rollicksome party. Choose a spot near the lake, to the windward of the zoo. The breeze off the bear pit alone is enough to shake the olfactory indifference of the camel . . . the nearest neighbor on the lee side. Naturally, you've got to worry about your own menu, but make it bountiful, for among the elite of the PARK circles the hand-out is an established custom. Be thoughtful and bring lots of newspapers. When you depart, leave them strewn, with charming carelessness, about the lawn. They will be gratefully gath ered by some of the PARK'S habitues ... a Heaven-sent bed, scandal sheet and blanket. Possibly found by some orator, who, from the dizzy heights of his soap-box, one day turned the people of our city from the sinister influ ence of King George, delivering them from the curse of England. It is convenient as well as pleasant to picnic in the PARK; you have the marvelous facilities of the Bus Company (Service with a Snarl) . You won't know life in Chicago until you've tried it. Cover Charges Well, hardly . . . why, they'd have to pay you to take them away. "Tips 15% typsy is customary . . . but you needn't think that any other amount is ap preciated by the attendants . . . they're always obnoxious. November, 1 93 1 27 m if. yj PALADINS of the PODIUM To the triumvirate on this page belongs the job of guiding the forces of the Chicago Civic Opera through its colorful repertoire. They rep resent an interesting contrast in nationalities and musical predilections. Left, above, Roberto Is/Ioranzoni, master of the Italian sector, has been both violinist and pianist. He rates service stripes from the Constanzi, Covent Garden, the old Boston Opera and the Metropolitan. Emil Cooper, above, a Russian by birth, blasted his way into European musical affairs as director of the brilliant Diaghileff company in 1909. Under his baton Russian masterpieces li\e Coq D'c-r and Prince Igor were first made \nown in western European capitals. Before the coming of the Soviets he held the position of principal director at both the Moscow and Petrograd Imperial Operas. Egon Polla\, left, recently resigned his position as musical director of the Hamburg State Opera to devote the majority of his time to the local German wing. To him falls much of the credit for last season's magnificent Wagner. He will help the cause of Bayreuth by reviving Parsifal this year. CHICAGOAN PHOTOGRAPHS 30 The Chicagoan Poland Answers the Maiden's Prayer Notes on Music of the Dawning Season By Robert Polla k THE Chicago Civic Opera opened its season with a rip-roaring production of Puccini's La Tosca, introducing for the first time on any American stage a young Polish tenor by the name of Jan Kiepura. Kie- pura, if I am not guessing wrong, has been engaged by the local forces to put punch and color into the more sensational tenor roles. It is undoubtedly his express duty to yank the yokels into the box-office line much as M. Muratore did in the old days. For his task he owns an agreeable equipment: a handsome face and figger, the necessary confidence and poise, a slap-dash, ingenuous youthfulness, and a strong young voice that has a world of promise. He looks like a good bet. Madame Muzio, in the part, looked superb and sang brilliantly. She does her business with all the frank theatricality that the role requires, yet she never exceeds the bounds of histrionic good taste. With her cardinal cape and antique headdress she storms through the second act like a proper Roman beauty. And when she murders the immaculate Scarpia it is with the stern visage of one of Mr. Beards- ley's ladies. That Scarpia, ladies and gentlemen of the ensemble, was of course Vanni-Marcoux, a great artist for anybody's money. The part of the sinister baron embodies some tall sing ing. The Frenchman projected it, on this open ing night, with a voice that seems to have grown younger instead of older. The discon certing tremolo of two years ago has vanished and the occasional nasalisms have gone with it. As an actor the eminent Marcoux has no equal on the operatic stage. When Scotti was fa mous for his Scarpia this correspondent was at the boy scout age. But it is hard to believe that he made more of it than the French bari tone. It is a recurrently delightful experience to watch an opera singer who does not mug, peer at the conductor or avail himself of the traditional stereotyped semaphore gestures. Such roles as that of the Roman supergendarme have sunk deep into the consciousness of Vanni-Marcoux. The mechanics of Scarpia have long since ceased to bother him and he is only preoccupied with his intellectual concep tion of a very wicked fellow. And yet he is so thoroughly charming in his malevolence that I often wonder how Tosca kept herself from being a little more amenable. Due to the invention of a noiseless flash light camera and to the rather extraordinary electricity of the performance the audience seemed less concerned than usual with first night monkey-shines. The society scribes were on hand during the intermissions with poised note-books. People gazed idly at each other. wondering, I suppose, what made an opera first-night audience look so deucedly depres sion-proof. But, for the most part, attention was centered on the stage, a circumstance unique in the history of openings. Kiepura, Muzio, and Marcoux are probably smart enough to be afraid of such occasions. They, therefore, threw themselves headlong into the boiling broth of Puccini and Sardou. The show was so good that the evening became more of an artistic than a social function. Gu N N E R Y — When a critic bites a piano, that's news. The opening of the 1931-32 recital season with Glenn Dil- lard Gunn seated firmly in front of a monster Steinway instead of in his wonted judgment seat drew a full house to the Studebaker Thea tre. Gunn, long absent from the concert plat form, demonstrated emphatically that he still knew a trick or two about playing the piano, revealed tonally the intelligence that makes him a shrewd writer on musical subjects and an expert pedagogue. How he must have felt after reading his notices next day I can only conjecture. The majority of them seemed to be dictated by the thought that one can never tell when oneself might be put on the spot and that one had better be careful. So the following day Gunn woke to find himself a glittering composite of Horowitz, Paderewski, Gieseking, Bauer and Lee Sims. He cer tainly must have been surprised. On the same afternoon at the Playhouse next door a young girl named Jeannette Al bert gave a debut recital of Mozart, Chopin, Brahms and Liszt. The air was heavy with the scent of bouquets. Jeannette appeared in the traditional short dress, half socks and long curls. She attacked the Chopin Etudes of Opus 25 with a formidable technique and a higher degree of wisdom than one has the right to expect from a local ~Wunder\ind. The second week-end of the recital season brought McCormick and Rachmaninoff into town to gether. The former attracted his usual dele gation at the Civic Opera House, crooning his way through a mess of modern Irish ballads. Rachmaninoff, playing to a small (for him) house, served up the monumental Symphonic Etudes of Schumann and his own new varia tions on a theme of Corelli. The great Sergei changes not a 'whit from season to season. He treads gloomily out upon the stage, lank, stoop- shouldered and sour of visage, and sits himself down to play as few of his contemporaries can. However sugar-coated and falsely morbid you find his own composition you will discover neither of these qualities in his pianism. It is always electric with healthy vitality, masterly in its regard for nuance and phrasing. Of Rachmaninoff as a composer his Corelli varia tions speak eloquently. Corelli's theme is emi nently of and for the violin and it breathes the dignity of his century. Rachmaninoff is obviously interested neither in Corelli nor his times and, after the original statement of the broad motive, he breaks completely with the spirit and letter of the Italian maestro. Thursday nights — Fred erick Stock, looking enormously fit after his summer, inaugurated the new season with a full-bodied program of Beethoven, Debussy and Strawinsky. His notion of the cheerful Beethoven Seventh is almost ideal. He suc cumbs whole-heartedly to its rustic jocularity, conducting it with an abandon and unrestraint that delineates its vigorous and bold outlines. I, for one, am so used to hearing the local band in impeccable form that it came as a distinct shock when they got so badly out of hand in the fugato of the second movement. Perhaps, like certain eastern varsities, they need an extension of the training season. All in all it was an evening for the conductor rather than for the orchestra. Stock's reading of Debussy's La Mer was an astonishing com bination of brilliance and acumen and his pro jection of the Fire-Bird Suite grandly con ceived. The recent composition of Strawinsky seems effete and listless contrasted with this rugged picturesque ballet. Of late he has written as an experimenter in antique styles, a composer who has ministered to the musical fashions of his times and has reached the end of the tether. The music of the Fire-Bird is youthful and fresh, its orchestration points to the summit its composer will attain in the Rites of Spring; and its few simple themes are graceful and poignant or, as in the finale, breathtaking in their large grandeur. 1 he second program in troduced the first of a long line of soloists, Jose Iturbi, in the early Debussy Fantasie for piano and orchestra and the inevitable Tri angle Concerto of Liszt. Assuming that the Spanish pianist is responsible for his own choice of solo works, I cannot understand what makes him pick so badly. His last year's piano recital was provocative in its originality. But with the orchestra he has played the Fourth Beethoven twice, the Liszt piece twice, and a Haydn concerto once. Not one of these works has served to reveal his essential artistry in its true perspective. The Debussy Fantasie was consigned to the waste-basket by its composer. When he wrote it he was still drunk with the novelty of ninth chords and the perfumes of Massenet. It is juvenilia that should never have come out in a strong light again. The virtuosity of M. Iturbi is so fascinating that one longs to hear him cascading up and down the keyboard in some more stimulating musics. He has a lovely right-hand pianissimo that re calls the legendary de Pachmann. His man ner is engagingly nonchalant, hiding a strong devotion to the work at hand and a fine in telligence. What's more, he drives a monster Bugatti, plays jazz divinely and wears bril liant neckties. Stock rounded out his program with a smart symphony by Ferroud, a young French com poser, and the sturdy Don Juan of Strauss. This music of Ferroud is witty, expertly con trived and weak in ideas. It contains gener ous helpings from the idiom and orchestra of Strawinsky. It is occasionally exciting, but always heartless. The Strauss poem gave the veteran audience (Continued on page 66) November, 1931 31 *&i§ ^L^| ¦ ^i • *" X J 1 1 1 / jC^^****88** Ill^y^a ' EGGS, ACETYLENE, STEEL, POWER Here are photographs by A. George Miller who has the happy faculty of being able to turn practically anything, no matter how seemingly dreary or banal, into excellent subject matter for his camera. Mr. Miller is one of those fortunate individuals who can draw. He is an originating artist as well as a photographer. He has made the dis covery that, with due allegiance to the simple rules of pattern and composition, and with proper regard for the physical characteristics of lens and plate, he can please himself and others with the wor\ of his camera. 32 The Chicagoan BEATRICE LILLIE Only a few of the moods of a favorite disciple of the Great God Comedy. To pirate baldly Senor Saba- tini's most apt phrase, Bea Lillie was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world is mad. She seems to stand apart from life, laughing at us poor mortals. But never bitterly. And how she ma\es us li\e it. For a modest outlay of cash you may observe Lady Peel in The Third Little Show as a spinster with a cat, a tourist in Montmartre, a British lady in a ric\shaw, a Spanish dancer, a theatre goer, Ruth Draper and herself. The Passing Shows And Most of Them Passing Too Rapidly By William C. Boyden YOUR Aunt Deborah in from Dubuque to buy her winter wardrobe must have found something to her taste in this month's theatre. So must have Kid Sherman. So have I. And I suppose you must have too. Most of Broadway is, or just has been, in the Loop. Ben Bernie's Thursday nights at the College Inn are establishing new highs for Bows Preferred; the unemployed have profited by a great All-Star Benefit; the Bard of Avon has rubbed figurative elbows with Benny Rubin. The vanguard of the play parade will have passed before printers' ink makes these com ments look better than they sound, but in def erence to unborn generations who will pore over bound volumes of The Chicagoan we will, even as a monthly, give a complete, if thumbnail history of the season's drama. Ex cept the hold-overs, the first to come — and to go — was The Venetian at the Harris, a state ly well-bred pageant depicting the lovelife and toxicological experiments of those naughty Medicis. The production was colorful; the acting performance superb; the interpretation modern. But the play lacked grip. Perhaps the author's approach was too intellectual. He projected little passion and less humor. This much can be said for The Venetian. On one point it established a record for critical unanimity. All the reviewers noticed that Margaret Rawlings resembles Jane Cowl. The Third Little Show continues at the Great Northern. These intimate revues of Dwight Wiman seem to parallel the British royal family, if one dare view the past, present and future Kings of England as entertainment. The Second Little Show was about as hilarious as George V, while Little Shows I and III may be fairly regarded as amusement com parable to the late Edward VII and his in gratiating grandson. Moreover, it is arguable that this present edition is at least as good as its famous forebear. One could easily like Walter O'Keefe as well as Fred Allen. Both are gag-a-minute-men, and O'Keefe adds a re markable rendition of W^hen Yuba Plays His Tuba. The music was better in the earlier frolic, but against this we can offer Ernest Truex, whom some find excruciating, and Carl Randall, a good enough dancer to have once been invited to partner Ruth Page in perform ances before the Emperor of Japan. Still there is a heavy burden on the trim shoulders of Miss Beatrice Lillie. She must be better than Clifton Webb and Libby Holman put together. And why not? Granting the elegant Webb and the throbbing Holman their undoubted merit, they offer nothing as rare as the elfish satire of My Lady Peel. There is nothing so rare in entertainment. As light and agreeable as the foam on a glass of Pilsener, Private Lives ran its course at the Erlanger. For a bachelor Noel Coward has surprising insight into mar ital foibles. In fact, it would not be too much to claim that he has written here one of the most amusing domestic quarrels in stage his tory. Many believed that this trifle could not get over without the team of Lawrence and Coward. They did the play an injustice. It easily survived the competent but uninspired acting of Edith Taliaferro and Donald Brian. The first-night crowd which greeted Ratoff's Girl Crazy at the Garrick approximated The Actor's Dream of a Perfect Audience. Never have I seen such a complete gathering of the Town's Night-Lifers, nor a gang so anxious to be pleased. The turn-out is easily under standable in view of the Chicago flavor in the production. Ratoff is well known to Ran dolph Street; Johnny Lock is even more fa miliar about the town; Patricia Garrity (and very promising, too) has the good wishes of her popular parents' innumerable friends. And the promise of George Gershwin's leading the orchestra brought out many of those rarefied creatures known as "music lovers." It was a gala evening. All of which has nothing to do with Girl Crazy. A swell Gershwin score, Benny Rubin and a passable book are what have to do with the moderate success of the show. Herr Rubin is spontaneously funny in his unabashed Hebrewisms. He need be, for the balance of the cast is undistinguished, un less we except the swell quartette who sing Bidin My Time. Rapt readers of Photoplay may not care for Once In a Lifetime, now packing the Selwyn. But everyone else will. For the mordant pen of George Kaufman has put the dunce-cap squarely on the head of Hollywood and gone far to prove why Paramount-Publix (of which Ben Bernie and I are small stockholders) is selling under twenty. A hundred scribblers have shot their inky spit-balls at the absurdi ties of motion picture production, but Kauf man lets them have the custard-pie right in the snozzle. The writing profession do not take kindly to the Great God Cinema. For every Gene Markey who stays to drive an Hispano, a dozen come home to drive across foolscap a pen dripping with bile. But Holly wood comes under the head of fair game. And Once in a Lifetime packs enough chuckles to cheer up all the members of the Stock Ex change. The acting, tinged throughout with a burlesque quality, lets no mirth escape into the wings. Every laugh comes over. Hugh O'Connell scores most heavily as the dead-pan vaudeville ham who becomes a great director. You will give yourself a break by seeing this one. The critiques of Miss Ethel Barrymore's revival of The School for Scandal at the Grand might have been written for a woman's wear trade journal. For every •word devoted to the Lady's Art were five about her costumes. The program should have read "The School for Scandal by Ernest Schraps," and below, "Miss Barrymore's Words by Richard Brinsley Sheridan." The star's performance did full justice to her clothes. No unnecessary friskiness marred the series of lovely tableaux. She floated with ef fortless grace from one beautiful picture to another. The male support, especially McKay Morris as Joseph Surface, did some very styl ish acting. I wish Fritz Leiber in his return to the Ma jestic had not tossed aside some of his young people of last year for the doubtful advantage of acquiring a lot of names. No particular good seems to have come of it. Helen Menken brings to Portia the same febrile intensity which she bestows on all her parts; William Faversham is absurdly miscast as Antonio; Pedro de Cordoba makes a decent Bassanio. Otherwise, The Merchant of Venice is as it was, with Mr. Leiber still the ranting, perspir ing Shylock. And the whole performance an uneven hodge-podge of traditional and mod ernistic Shakespeare. If the boys could nego tiate the weird lighting effects, The Blue Ghost would be a perfect choice for the Senior play at the Senn High School. It is The Bat and The Cat and The Canary all gone crazy with the heat. For once my oft-confessed and voracious appetite for this sort of drama has been entirely satiated. The tradition of the "good trouper" has its limits. They were reached and over-reached by the courageous but ill-advised appearance of Mrs. Fiske at the opening of Against the Wind at the Blackstone. She was too ill to go on. Comment on her performance would be an injustice to a very gallant lady. The play by Carlos Drake, which opened to as many stiff shirts as the Opera, is very early Phil Barry. All about a boy with a soul who is suffocated by the narrowness of Lake Forest life. God, the pity of it! The basic difficulty with these dramas about escape from environ ment is that there is rarely any real drama in such an escape. If Mr. Drake prefers to live in Paris than to manage the Blackstone, what of it? Which is not to say that he will not some day write a good play. Perchance the reaction from gags about psychopaths and gunmen who murder between puffs of a cigarette made me shed a decorous tear over Mrs. Moonlight at the Harris. Grant the play is fairly balmy; admit Ben Levey has taken a leaf from Barrie in his Peter Panish tale of a girl who never grew old; con fess one feared Sir Guy Standing might mo mentarily sing Moonlight and Roses; and withal I wager your hard old heart may melt as it did at Mary Rose. The acting is much to blame. Edith Barrett gives a luminous per formance. At first her quivering eye-lids and tremulous voice seem mannered, but her sin cerity and radiance win through. Guy Stand ing, a most gentlemanly actor, grows old with irreproachable deportment and much histrionic skill. His daughter, Kathryn Standing, is as handsome as he, and an actress of fine dignity. 34 The Chicagoan RUTHELMA STEVENS Although she has never been in Hollywood, fau and sapient directors insist on casting Miss Stevens fo-> roles depicting exotic movieland types. Season before las we saw her as a prototype of Barbara LaMar in Jarnegan which too\ Hollywood seriously. 'How she is George Kaufman idea of a studio reception cler\ in Once in a Lifetime, which doe not ta\e Hollywood seriously. CHICAGOAN The Movies In the Making By William R. Weaver WHEN I tell you that all of these in teresting pictures have been given to me by Mr. Terry Ramsaye, editor of The Motion Picture Herald, for whom they were made by Mr. Burt Longworth, lens genius of the Warner Brothers studios, I seem to have told my story and it seems not to be my story at all — so what do I do? I suppose a lot of people have found themselves in just such a quandary before now. I've always suspected that the unnamed person who speaks to you out of nowhere when you're trying to enjoy a screen ride down the Ganges, or a moonlight visit with the Sphinx, must have found him self in some such predicament and so talked himself into that atrocious but indubitably solvent employment. No less, then, shall I, which declaration is fair enough warning I trow. Trowing, you see, is one of the things these invisible gentlemen do best. Perhaps their in visibility is one of the reasons. Look the other way a moment and I'll try it. Thanks. Well, ladies and gentlemen, here we are, I trow, face to face with that dear old mother of celluloid invention, the typewriter. It may look like any old typewriter you happen to have seen somewhere in your travels, but make no mistake. This is a studio typewriter. Stu dio typewriters are different. Just wherein lies the difference I've no idea, but all studio things are different, by unwritten law, and if studio laws are unwritten we don't need type writers anyway, so let's get on with our picture. We come now, dear friends — and when I say we come I mean we are summoned, for such is another unwritten law of Hollywood — to the conference room. Here, as Ben Hecht or Theodore Dresier or someone surely has told you, the story you wrote on the typewriter in WE WRITE A STORY the preceding frame is painstakingly and thor oughly unwritten for the five-and-ten trade by experts. But (step to the right please) the unwriting has only begun. You laid your story in Pennsylvania, did you? Well, the scenic department -will take care of that. See those fingers fly. Watch those swift, sure strokes. There's your old story, right where it belongs. Yes sir — Borneo! There hasn't been a Borneo picture this month. It'll wow 'em. Step a little livelier, now. Work's going on. Overhead has started. Actors have been engaged. Salaries are being paid. Here's Ber tha the Sewing Machine Girl's great-grand daughter getting the wardrobe together. Yes, even if it is Borneo. Got to dress it up for the Pennsylvania censor board. And now that that's attended to, let's go out and watch Mervin LeRoy direct our char acters, if any of ours are left, through the sales manager's idea of the story he'd have written had he been us without having had to stop being him. Ah — the lights! Fiendish, aren't they? Bother your eyes? Well, they're sunshine to these unblinking eyes-of-the-world in the next WE ATTEND A CONFERENCE- frame, and those lines you didn't write, spoken by those actors you didn't select, are high drama to this minutely discriminating ear, on the left here, that you probably mistook for a misplaced Klaxon or the business end of the studio cooling system. There. It's all over now. The nice man who owns these nice cool fingers so busily snipping out words, sentences, scenes, whole episodes, will soon have your child all patched up so neatly that you'll probably not recog nize it. Even if you do, you mustn't admit it. That's another unwritten law of the studio; the author must never recognize his child, even if it is his child, and not Sir James Barrie's or William Shakespeare's or O. Henry's. And he must always mourn and threaten legal ac tion when the child is placed in a nice, com pact tin can and sent out to earn a living for its despairing parent and fifty thousand other people who can't be wrong either. Then he must always go back to his typewriter and start trowing again, and clipping coupons and complaining about it all and having just the grandest kind of a time that any mere mortal could possibly wish to have in this most cellu loid of all possible worlds. Complete Closing Quotations on October Cinema Exchange ISSUE Alexander Hamilton Bad Company Devotion Five Star Final G-R-Q Wallingford Homicide Squad Honor of the Family..... Mad Genius Palmy Days Pardon Us Road to Singapore Sidewalks of New York. Skyline Spirit of Notre Dame Susan Lenox Twenty-Four Hours Unholy Garden OPEN Cornwallis' Surrender .. 90 Helen Twelvetrees 75 Ann Harding- 95 Edward G. Robinson.... 80 James Durante 86 Noah Beery 70 Bebe Daniels 50 John Barrymore 89 Pulchritude 99 Hardy 50 Doris Kenyon 60 Buster Keaton 40 Tom Meighan 80 Lew Ayres 60 Greta Garbo 50 Cast 40 Hecht-McArthur 60 HIGH George Arliss 99 Plot 13 Leslie Howard .._ 95 H. B. Warner 90 Ernest Torrence 88 Leo Carillo 90 Warren Williams 54 Charles Buttersworth .. 94 Eddie Cantor 100 Laurel 75 William Powell 80 Cliff Edwards 85 Hardie Albright 80 Four Horsemen 95 Clark Gable 50 Miriam Hopkins 75 Ronald Colman 85 LOW CLOSE History 17 35 Gunfire 03 19 Dialogue 95 95 Journalism 78 85 William Haines 08 80 Theme 40 85 Swordplay 30 33 Melodrama 18 67 Charlotte Greenwood.. 98 99 Humor 25 25 White Cargo 20 40 Anita Page - 15 35 Construction 17 17 J. Farrell McDonald.. 55 90 Story 10 10 Adaptation 28 40 Estelle Taylor 25 50 36 The Chicagoan s" \ I', *' r / < *> s WE DESIGN THE SCENERY WE CREATE THE SETTING WE STITCH THE COSTUMES- WE DIRECT THE ACTION WE ILLUMINATE THE STAGE- WE PHOTOGRAPH THE PLAY- WE RECORD THE DIALOGUE WE CUT IT AND PATCH IT -AND ART IS SERVED! November, 1931 37 Personal Intelligence Tableaux and Benefits and Balls By Helen Young ALL this Shakespeare we've had quoted at JL\ us for years is beginning to lose its •L. JL effect. After believing for so long that "the quality of mercy is not strained," to have it suddenly strained to the breaking point has been a little hard on "him that gives and him that takes," and with everyone going about doing good and nothing but good, it droppeth more like a drenching downpour than a gen tle rain from Heaven. A lot of the "thrice- blessed" who smile through it all are privately vowing that one more "benefit" and they'll buy Betty Walker's Guidebook to the South Seas, give their fortunes to the poor before it's all taken from them and flee to those sunny isles where there's no unemployment problem and a costume becoming and complete can be bought at the pareo counter for sixty cents. Meanwhile, with an angel of mercy going strong in every family, something is really be ing accomplished besides annoyance. And after all as long as the "benefits" continue chic, and supply such exhilarating evenings as Mary Garden's concert, stir up such a lot of contro versial chatter as these Tableaux Vivants of Lucy Blair Linn's and provide such parties as the Theatrical Evening at the Casino on the 21st will be, if Arthur Meeker, Senior, has his way, this November should go down in history for its "good works, smartly executed." As long, too, as there are modern paintings at the Arts Club to stimulate arguments, and de light or amuse our souls; -while youth of the debutante age is being served to dancing almost every night and the Thanksgiving holidays are bringing home the college boys for dancing and flirting purposes; while the Casino's cook con tinues to flourish the curry shaker over the sauce for the chicken, and makes his French toast for tea as none other can; while we may still get tickets -for the Thursday night Concert (when no one invites us to the Friday one) ; while we can pick which pieces we want to hear at Mr. Insull's ten weeks of opera by the River, and such ballets as we want to see; when we can see hockey games at the Stadium, chewing gum there with the ladies of fashion, the while they shout luxuriously as they never do otherwise, even at a football game; while Beatrice Lillie lingers in our midst and goes to all the bohemian parties, and laughs a little with us at the pomposity of some of our deter mined "committee heads" — it isn't really such a bad place to be after all, in spite of the angels of mercy. I think everyone agrees that when Mrs. Howard Lirln and Mrs. Wil liam E. Clow, Jr. got their modern heads to gether over Cecil Beaton's Boo\ of Beauty and decided that a set of Tableaux Vivants, based on the photographed "Beauties" therein, would bring in a fine fat purse for charity, they started something that won't end with the tableaux themselves. They've started an idea, not new of course in mondaine circles, but one that hasn't quite seeped into the groups that can't spend a part of every year abroad. In fact they've projected the staggering idea that the standards of beauty have been gradu ally changing since the war (as Mr. Cecil Bea ton himself points out.) Ever since the list of distinguished ladies who will pose in the tableaux was announced a couple of weeks ago, every fashionable dinner party has been picking the choice of the com mittee to pieces. Some of these attractive young women who — without exception stand out in our fashionable circles as original "teepes" ("types" to you — and to me) wouldn't be the very least bit flattered at the summing up of their charms in some discus sions. But since it's only the unaware who don't recognize a sophisticated, modern, society beauty when they see one, the tableau ladies can afford to dismiss such criticism with the customary shrug of disdain. It's enough that your worldly initiate knows that you don't judge the good points of your fash ionable beauty by the same yardstick that's used to measure the charms of the Miss Chi- cagos and the Miss Omahas of the Bathing Beauty Contests. Grooming, elegance, chic, slender lines, personality, and a few more of the glamorous somethings, have made the old saws such as: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," "beauty is only skin deep" and "handsome is as handsome does" (or as Hand some does her nails, her hair or her exercises) a lot truer than they used to sound. Of course, we've all a perfect right to our opinions, and so even if Mr. Cecil Beaton himself is coming to Chicago to help stage the tableaux and have a fuss made over him, while he "takes" a few pictures of our local beauties to put into either his magazine photographs, or a second book of beauty, I still say that I couldn't see the least thing beautiful about Mrs. Asquith (who says herself her face is just two profiles stuck together). Nor could I pin a medal on Elsie deWolf Mendll for her exterior — no matter how exquisite her in teriors. Nor is Miss Sitwell — the poetess, lying so cold and still on her bier in Beaton's portrayal of her, possibly to be classified among any type. of beauty; except perhaps to those who yearn for the grave. Interesting, elegant, precious -even," personalities that make the Beatrice Kir\: A PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL STONE-RAYMOR, LTD. world a lot more stimulating, but not even in the modern idiom to be described as "lookers." Nor can I imagine any of the Chicago women — even with a great deal of make-up, or take-down, representing any of these three particularly great ladies of the London drawing rooms. I can easily see, how, with a few astute dabs of paint, Marjorie Horton, the only debutante included in the roster, could be made to look exactly like Tallulah Bankhead, and I know Mrs. Thome Donnelley can be the exquisite blonde Mar quise Something or other of the book, to whom she bears the most striking resemblance. I have always admired the classic features of Mrs. John Andrews King, but I can't seem to remember any of the pictures her handsome profile could imitate. That truly lovely Jane Schuttler will represent the peerless Lady Diana Manners, I'm sure, and the brunette and stunning Mrs. William Mitchell Blair will be practically transformed to look like the blonde and witty Marion Da vies. As for Mrs. Clifford Rodman, Mrs. Frank Wilhelm, Mrs. Shreve Badger, the two Borden sisters: Mrs. Robert Pirie and Mrs. Adlai Stevenson, Mrs. Lloyd Laflin, Mrs. John Wentworth, Mrs. Walter Paepcke, Mrs. Volney Foster, and Eleanor Holden, at least four of them will do that four headed impression of Lady Lavery — nee Hazel Martin (Continued on page 54) 38 The Chicagoan ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE OPERA x-~ ^? ¦ - » - ¦» ft. -¦ /' /' :V . - V f ," jlpH % • ¦ X & - % \\S'A'". *i l^ SI ¦ f Si ji 11 m N l^i% A V » * m ' 1 ¦pf^ ' ^ :" 1 1 ' , ,.?.;; ;.b 1 SH 1 1 1 r - 1 Hn t \ ¦* ¦If' % ,:• ; 1 1 CHICAGOAN LET LYRIC PASSION RAGE WITHIN, LET WINTER WREAK HIS HOARY WRATH WITHOUT, HERE ALL IS AND SHALL BE THE POLITE SPLENDOR OF THE TRULY SMART, THE CASUALLY CULTURED, THE BORN SOPHISTICATE FOR WHOM ALL ROADS LEAD TO OPERA, CIVIC OR NOT, IN SEASON. LOUISE RUFFNER LOIS TRUESDALE MILDRED LAWRENCE t 4 HIT IT UP" Twenty-three scenes- — sixty stars — song, dance, s\it and satire by the town's rarest talent — so might the Service Club have billed its seventeenth annual revue had a Shubert or a Ziegfeld been its beneficiary . But Mrs. John E. Dern, publicity chairman, and Miss Ann Elizabeth Walsh, both busy the while with rehearsals and so on, managed to fill the Civic Opera House no less profitably with charity the recipient of proceeds. Others executively engaged with the event were Mrs. Stanley Zaring, the club president, Mrs. Albert F. Madlener, Jr., past president, Mrs. Charles Conrad, Miss Betty Offield, Mrs. John Irving Shaw, Miss Dorothy Morton and Mrs. Paul Wal\er. JANE VALENTINE BARBARA GRAF CHICAGOAN PH 40 The Chicagoan DOROTHY SENN VIRGINIA WILEY ALICE BREMNER O/"*""'*''" ^flfe^^. ^ jsi Jra^JP^ i llIlL 1 Is '*¦ MRS. JOHN E. DERN ANNA ELIZABETH WALSH MARION MC KINLEY BETTY KELLOGG November, 1931 41 S A K S - F I FT CHIC Miss Leila Withers in a Debutante coat of brown rough woolen with luxu rious blue fox and a brown felt hat with orange quills trimming. Debutante coats 67.50 u Miss Winifred Wheeler in a Debu tante afternoon dress of black silk and white georgette with a Debu tante felt hat. Debutante silk dresses 27.50 UP Miss Janet Kirk in a green woolen dress and cape with Persian Lamb and a green felt hat from the Debu tante Shop. Debutante wool dresses 27.50 up Debutante Millinery 8.50 up A regular stop bs and teas for lots debutantes— the D the Third Floor atS Here they are soi one they know- member is alwa1; — and it is fun to fashions as they larly because thi fit the 1931 debu THIRD Lcclcj ue O] North Michigc The Chicagoan H AV E N U E AGO or wre &nvciv4&st idmv€izs stween luncheons of the smartest ebutante Shop on »aks-Fifth Avenue. e to meet some- a Junior League rs in attendance see the newest come in. Particu- 5y are priced to tante allowance. °P UIXIOV FLOOR in at Chestnut Miss Virginia Randolph Skinkle in a black velvet afternoon dress and matching hat from the Debutante Shop. Velvet afternoon dresses 37.50 ^ Mrs. Scott Jonathan Dow Jr. in a black velvet evening gown from the Debutante Shop. Jewelry and head-dress from First Floor Accessory Sections. Debutante evening dresses 37.50 up Debutante Millinery 8.SO up Mrs. Charles H. Fargo in a black velvet dinner gown with Alencon lace yoke from the Debutante Shop. Debutante dinner dresses 37.50 up November, 1931 43 YALE GAME TO THE MIDWAY THE ONLY YALE TRY FOR POINT AFTER TOUCHDOWN THAT WENT AMISS, BUT IT DIDN'T REALLY MATTER. COACH AMOS ALONZO STAGG, YALE '? BOOTH, THE MIGHTY ATOM, AND TOMMY TAYLOR, ANOTHER ABLE BACK, WERE THE KEY MEN IN YALE'S OFFENSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS. AS A RESULT OF THEIR ACTIVITY, YALE DEFEATED CHICAGO BY A 27 TO 0 SCORE. 44 The Chicagoan THE ONCOMING GENERATION .^•: BUDDY, GEORGIANNA AND OWSLEY HILL, CHILDREN OF MR. AND MRS. LON C. HILL, JR. OF WINNETKA. fil CHARLES, BETTY AND JIMMIE BUCK, CHILDREN OF MR. AND MRS. JAMES BUCK OF 232 EAST WALTON PLACE. ["*¦ y'yKSfBjJil HP^^^""m ¦ n f 1?' BABY OF MR. AND MRS. A. D. MASON OF EVANSTON. DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. LAURENCE O. WILSON OF LAKE FOREST. BABY OF MR. AND MRS. H. S. ADAMS OF EVANSTON. November, 1931 PAUL STONE'RAYMOR, LTD. 45 THE SMART WORLD INDOORS TWO RESTRAINED AND CHARMING LAKE SHORE DRIVE LIVING ROOMS OF EXQUISITE TASTE IN THE TOWN APARTMENTS OF TWO CHICAGO COUPLES. THE UPPER PICTURE SHOWS ONE VIEW OF THE CHARLES WESLEY DEMPSTERS' LIVING ROOM. HERE ALMOST PEACOCK BLUE MOIRE DRAPERIES HANG AT THE WINDOWS WHERE THE BLUE OF LAKE MICHIGAN IS ALWAYS A PART OF THEIR VIEW. THE WALLS ARE A SOFT BEIGE, AND ON THE MANTELPIECE AND THE CONSOLE TABLES ARE RARE CHINESE ANTIQUES BROUGHT BACK FROM THE ORIENT BY THE DEMPSTERS. ' THE LOWER PICTURE IS THE SMALLER LIVING ROOM IN THE Pied d Terre OF THE FREDERICK HAMPDEN WINSTONS, WHO KEEP THEIR SUMMER PLACE AT SHOREACRES OPEN SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR. THE HANGINGS ARE IN YELLOW, PLUM AND GREY, THE WALLS BUTTER YELLOW, THE CARPET A DEEP RAISIN, AND THERE ARE TOUCHES OF THE PLUM COLOR IN UPHOLSTF.RY OF THE CHAIRS. m 1 11 If 1.1 III Hi - ' 1 ;|jiii| ; 46 The Chicagoan '"Gordon" by RU' DOLPH WEISENBORN. WEISENBORN WAS FIRST PRESIDENT AND DOMINATING FIGURE IN NO' JURY. "GORDON" IS HIS SON. "Sara Twigg in Gypsy Dress" BY FRANCES STRAIN. MISS STRAIN WAS ORIGINAL TREASURER OF NO- JURY. How Modern Art Came to Town IV. No-Jury: Its Rise, Rage and Decline By C. J. Bulliet ALL the glower of the war clouds could not blot out completely the vision of the dazzling dawn that was the Armory Show L in the memory of Chicago artists with creative impulses, and while most of them may have been a bit wary about flaunting their creations in the faces of neighbors who already regarded them as anarchists and bolshevists, their instincts were clamoring for expression. The bold stand of the Arts Club, starting about Armistice day, against the powers of darkness and suppression was tonic. Exhibition of the new art was not destined to begin and end with the Armory Show. There was a further bracing up in courage in contemplating a few rash rebels who had dared to carry on, in a creative way, even while the war government's "Division of Pictorial Publicity" was functioning. The most picturesque of these was Stanislas Szukalski — the most picturesque figure, indeed, in the entire history of art in Chicago. He was only 19 when the war broke out, and had been here only a year from his native Poland. Within the year, he was already the sensation of Chicago's "be hernia," with his long hair, his "tarn" and his extravagant clothing. When war was declared, he declared himself against war. But that didn't prevent his carrying a thick cane, 'which he swung sav agely as he walked, viciously cutting off the heads of imaginary foes after the manner of a cavalryman with his sabre. Szukalski had his share of trouble with the military authorities, but his picturesque personality along with his amazing, precocious genius as painter and sculptor, had won him many and powerful friends, so he always managed to escape with his neck still a practical working unit. "Dunes" by helen west heller, it was mrs. heller who SUG' GESTED THE NAME "NO'JURY." THE TITLE WAS ACCEPTED AND THE CHICAGO NO-JURY SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, THE REBELS AGAINST ART INSTITUTE METHODS, WAS FORMED. "The Scout Patrol" by charles biesel. biesel, painter of marines IN TRADITIONAL STYLE, IS NEVERTHELESS A REBEL SPIRIT, AND HAS BEEN A POWERFUL FORCE IN NO'JURY FROM THE START, WHICH HE ENGINEERED. November, 1931 47 Szukalski, Rudolph Weisenborn, C. Raymond Jonson, Helen West Heller and some others were paint ing radical things and inspiring other radicals to paint. But where exhibit? The Art Institute offered two annual possibilities — the All'Ameri' can Show in the autumn and the exhibition by artists of Chicago and vicinity in the late winter or early spring. To the juries of these an- nuals, the rebels sent their work, either boldly or timidly, but in either event with the certainty it would be rejected. For the Art Institute, in those ghastly days of the war and the "red menace," was repenting the Armory Show, regretting its mis' taken sense of hospitality in housing those anarchistic pictures back in 1913. Lorado Taft, then czar of Chicago art in the division of sculpture (the late Oliver Dennett Grover was painting czar) was the institute's Scammon lecturer in 1917, and in a series of six discourses on "Mod- ern Tendencies in Sculpture," he proceeded to put in their place a number of the workers in marble who had exhibited in the Armory Show, along with others of their stripe. The witty Taft showed photographs of sculpture by Matisse, Brancusi, Archipenko and Gaudier-Brzeska, among others. "This one," he said, "is the work of the notorious painter, Matisse. You see he is quite as good a sculptor as he is a painter." "This other one is Brancusi's Kiss. Brancusi the author of the far-famed Mile. Pogany, which, we are assured, is 'not a servile reproduction of fea tures,' but an interpretation of the soul. Perhaps its companion en titled A Head is Miss Pogany 's sister's soul, although it has been called The Mislaid Egg." And, in a footnote to the lecture at this point, when printed, Mr. Taft asserted: "The men who produced these last-mentioned curiosi ties are presumably aliens in France, but their so-called art was inculcated and brought forth in Paris through the hospitality of a pub lic which is ever seeking 'some new thing.' The information obtain able in regard to their shadowy personalities is so slight and so contradictory that some have been tempted to believe them fictitious — a syndicate, or possibly a 'Mr. Hyde' manifestation of some perfectly reputable artist." Yet Brancusi, Archipenko, Matisse, Bourdelle, Maillol had exhibited in the Armory Show at the Art In stitute of Chicago four years before the Taft lectures, and they were not "shadowy personalities" to Arthur Jerome Eddy, Chicago business man. But the Scammon lecturer was the "authority" deemed competent by the Art Institute in 1917 to instruct its members and its students as to "Modern Tendencies in Sculpture." The institute, as doubtless was policy, walked in the ways of political rectitude and anti-bol- shevism like a very dollar-a-year man. As thought the institute, so thought its juries — and it had a most marvelous jury system. The jurors, twenty-one in number, were selected each year by vote of artists who had been in exhibitions juried by this body within the past three years. Consequently, the kind of artist who had exhibited would vote for the kind of juror who had permitted him to exhibit and who would doubtless permit him to exhibit again. In 1921, the Art Institute's jury mill ground out the same old grist — not a "liberal" picture was accepted for display. When the rejection slips were made out and the character of the forthcoming show was made apparent, three rebels put their heads together — Rudolph Weisenborn, Carl Hoeckner and C. Raymond Jonson. Why not a "Salon des Refuses?" Such an exhibition of the rejected way back in 1863, with Manet as chief rebel, had broken ultimately the power of the art czars of Paris. Why not try its effect on the Chicago czars? But how know who were the Art Institute's "rejected"? The slips were (and still are) sent out confidentially. Two or three or a dozen artists can get together, compare notes, and find out who have been refused, but in order to make a "Salon des Refuses" effective, all the rejected must be known. Also, supposing they could get a list, where could a show be staged properly — a staging that must match as nearly as possible the show at the institute, whose rival it was to be? Napoleon III, in the Paris of 1863, had ordered the "Salon des Refuses" under the same roof as the official show — but there were no Napoleons of tendencies like that in Chicago. Still, as it turned out, there was no need of anyone of Napoleonic proportions. "The Front Steps" by gustaf dalstrom. dalstrom was second PRESIDENT OF NO- JURY. "Adelle" by emil armin. armin is the best-known of the Chi cago "primitives" associated with no- jury since the beginning. 48 The Chicagoan "A Dancer" by fred biesel. the biesel family has been promi nent THROUGH THE LIFE OF NO-JURY. CHARLES IS FRED'S FATHER AND FRANCES STRAIN IS HIS WIFE. "The Ban\s House" by v. M. s. hannell. hannell is third and PRESENT PRESIDENT OF NO'JURY. November, 1931 An official of the department store of Rothschild 6? Company, at State and Van Buren streets (now the Davis store) came to the rescue. He was a friend of Weisenborn 's and a lover of art, if not for itself, then for advertising purposes, and had invited Weisenborn before to assemble some sort of show or other for him. Not only did this merchant like the "Salon des Refuses" idea, but he grew enthusiastic about it and offered to spend as much as $50,000 if necessary to assemble and exploit the exhibition. Weisenborn and his friends then approached Director Robert B. Harshe of the institute. Mr. Harshe, whose ideas are liberal, as we have noted before, liked the suggestion but couldn't see his way clear to furnishing a list of the rejected. It was a day of diplomacy, however, in world affairs, when minis ters of state were constantly exchanging ideas and devising ways and means. Finally, after three or four sessions, Mr. Harshe agreed that the institute would send out a letter on institute stationery, written and signed by Weisenborn and his committee inviting participation in a "Salon des Refuses" at the Rothschild store. This would be no viola tion of confidence on the part of the institute — the Weisenborn com mittee would never know to whom the letters were sent except as the receivers of the letters replied to the invitation — and that was wholly up to the recipients. Responses began pouring in im mediately. A huge section of the eighth floor of the Rothschild store was cleared and converted into galleries, and the Chicago "Salon des Refuses" became a fact. The French was a bit difficult, even for the artists, and the exhibition became known popularly as the "runaway show." It was the first "independent" art show in Chicago since the Werntz and Kahler shows in the war years. Rothschild &? Company kept their word about exploitation. But soon the publicity was clear out of their hands. The newspapers took it up as a news sensation, and crowds began passing eagerly back and forth between the institute and Rothschild's and milling about ex citedly in both sets of galleries, comparing, praising and condemning. Not since the Armory Show had Chicago had so good a time artistically. The "critics" tore their hair, "old hats" groaned, scribblers of anonymous letters threatened. It was well the Art Institute had a jury to screen Chicago from atrocities like these! Meanwhile, Rothschild 6? Company were doing a land office busi ness in suspenders, shoe laces, corsets, garters, or whatever knick-knack the visitors needed at the moment and saw on display in the aisles leading to the "Salon des Refuses" — getting back rapidly that $50,000. It was a graceful gesture and a sound business venture as well. Marshall field 6? company took notice, and Harrison Becker, in charge of the art department, con sulted his friend, Charles Biesel, painter of marines, exhibiting in the "Salon." Biesel put Becker in touch with the triumvirate, Weis enborn, Hoeckner and Jonson, and Marshall Field 6? Company opened negotiations for any future show of this sort which the "independents" might want to stage. Why not make it an annual affair? The triumvirate and Biesel called in some other artists and literary friends as advisers — among them were Ben Hecht, Sherwood Ander son and Sam Putnam. Instead of depending on the "rejected," it was thought best to start a society patterned after the New York Independents, who had been functioning for some little time — patterned, in turn, after the Paris Independents. John Sloan, moving spirit of the New York Independ ents, and a friend of Biesel's, had suggested some such Chicago or ganization, and Biesel laid the suggestion now before the assembly. Those present fell in with the idea. Weisenborn was elected presi dent, Biesel secretary, and Biesel's artist daughter-in-law, Frances Strain, treasurer. Difficulty was encountered choosing a name. Some of the artists didn't care for a motion to call themselves Chicago Independents — ¦ it would look too much like a colony of the New York organization. Helen West Heller suggested "No- Jury," as expressive of the de termination to have done with the Art Institute methods. The idea was accepted as a happy one, and the Chicago No- Jury Society of Artists was ready to order its stationery. (Charles Biesel, in order to make the action unanimous, voted (Continued on page 64) 49 With fashions surging excitedly bac\ to femininity and more of it, the ultra- feminine gift is cer tain to be especially welcome this year. AT THE TOP AN EXQUISITE EVENING BAG AND SMART COMB CASE FROM THE ARDEN SHOP. THE SUAVELY FITTED PANTIES WITH INSETS OF ALENCON LACE FROM BLUM'S NORTH MICHIGAN SHOP. AN EVENING HANDKERCHIEF AND ONE OF THE NEW LARGE CHIF FON HANDKERCHIEFS FOR DAYTIME WEAR, ALSO FROM BLUM'S-VOGUE. SPAULDING-GORHAM SHOW A REMI NISCENT POUCH BAG WITH CAMEO CLASP AND A STREET BAG WITH A CARVED FOX DASHING ACROSS THE FRAME. GRACEFUL MULES IN MOIRE FAILLE FROM MARSHALL FIELD ARE TRIMMED WITH NARROW GOLD KID STRIPINGS. THE BEAUTIFUL LINES AND STRAPPED BACK OF THE NIGHT GOWN ARE WORTHY OF AN EVE NING DRESS. THE VELVET PY JAMAS ARE INTERESTING IN EVERY DETAIL, FROM SLEEVE TO SASH AND LITTLE FUR TIE. FROM BLUM'S NORTH SIDE SHOP. 50 The Chicagoan Christmas in theWind TVith Gifts in the Feminine Gender By The Chicagoenne THIS was going to be an awfully sys tematic affair. You know, one of those thorough, Sears Roebuckian listings of the shops offering ideas for Christmas gifts, starting with A and ending with Zilch. But it was raining when the artist and I started to find a couple of A's. Passing Spaulding- Gorham at the time, we pressed our noses against the window and murmured, "Let's stop for just a few minutes." So we spent the afternoon. And that, my children, is why this listing begins with S and will probably end with A in the December issue. Anyway, who wants to be systematic about Christmas? It's much more fun to float about town picking up an item here, an item there; and if you stick with us you'll hear about a lot of pretty pleasant items. (At such darned pleasant prices it's a joy to shop this year.) Well, the thing that lured us into Spauld- ing's was a little game, though we did stay for sapphires. If you're tired of Murder and Anagrams and Twenty Questions you should look into Whiffy Cox's Shawnee Ridge golf game, a regular golf course laid out on a board with pegs to mark your progress from trap to trap and a specially marked set of dice to lead you on your way. It's exciting and interesting whether you play for stakes or for fun and I'd bet right now that it is going to be one of the most popular pastimes of the winter. In this same department you'll find just the perfect gift for the game-loving traveler, too — little flat cases for chess sets and backgammon sets, with the boards magnetized so that the men simply can't fall off. A4y, my, my, but this is systematic. Here we started to talk about feminine gifts and then devote the first two paragraphs to chess sets. Don't go — couldn't we show you something neat in bags, um brellas, bracelets? The umbrellas here are fas cinating enough to make one long for rainy days. One design folds in two to make a very very stubby and smart affair, no more than about six inches long. The beauty of it is that the thing is really a full-sized umbrella and extremely sturdy, and that it honestly does fold and unfold without a struggle. The bags are treasures. They are exquisite ly fashioned, of course, and very new in de sign. There's a gay black antelope with a black Scottie head woofing at each end of the frame; a beautiful flat crepe in black lined with the softest shade of coral silk and finished with a carved coral clasp at the side; a fat black antelope with a decorative gold chain sliding through the frame and ending in two heavy gold balls; the most heavenly brown boroso shark bag lined in beige leather; the finest grained calfskin I ever saw, in brown, embellished with short strips of brown antelope and clasped in dull gold; exquisitely tiny white beads in an evening bag framed in black enamel and clasped in marcasite; old-fashioned fat needlepoint bags in a quaint Empire de sign — all of them enchanting offerings for the most persnickety jade. Jools — naturally. Precious ones at remark able prices this year and smart semi-precious and antique ones that make charming gifts and, inflict practically no pain on the giver. In the precious things there's a magnificent thing in a flexible pave diamond neckband, ending in a large pendant blue sapphire. To make it more lavish there's a huge yellow sap phire in the set so that the pendants may be changed about to harmonize with the costume. Not exactly a trifle for a casual friend but a really fine thing that would cost many more thousands in other years. In the jade group Spaulding-Gorham has produced a lovely en semble of necklace and bracelet of jade beads separated by little black onyx disks and ending in three diamond chains for the pendant. .Leaping from these to the modestly priced items one finds some de cidedly new and smart ideas. Among the smartest are triple strand bracelets of gay col ored stones which are just perfect to set off this season's colors. One or a group of dif ferent stones makes a delightful set. They are shown in yellow topaz, carnelian, green onyx, black onyx, chalcedony, and other stones. You really should see them. The reminiscent feeling of this year's clothes inspired an excited revival of old gold jewelry. Spaulding's show some genuine old pieces and some lovely gold reproductions. Among the old pieces look at antique chain of intricately hollowed out links, another neckband of woven links and a wide flexible bracelet of similar design, a divine antique intaglio. Noth ing would be lovelier for a black velvet gown than a long chain of seed pearls fashioned into a flat, lacelike design and interspersed at in tervals with medallions of carved jade. Ever so many chains of brown and yellow topaz are shown and some lovely ones of wine-colored topaz, a beautiful stone at all times but es pecially fitting with this winter's colors. 1 here was something so Christmassy about some of the evening and lounging pyjamas we stumbled on at Blum's north Michigan Avenue shop that we simply had to sketch a pair. The colors just glow with holiday cheer and several of the designs make one think of medieval carollers while others come right out of Dickens — though they are not quaint. In fact, they're about the newest things you could plunge into of an evening. Perhaps it's the smart cut velvet fabric that makes one think of the 1860's (don't stop me even if I am wrong on dates). This one at Blum's is in a deep garnet hue which is de lightfully flattering to snuggle into when chilly winter nights make you look slightly blue about the lips. Another brilliant piece is a ruby red velvet belted with a wide band of twisted red and white silk braid and completed by a stun ning jacket with decidedly leg-of-mutton sleeves. The evening pyjama with a medieval flavor is by Vionnet in her exquisite char treuse tone, the high-ish neck and long bell like sleeves banded in beaver. The lines on this are something to pant over. Blum has an interesting array of large chif fon evening handkerchiefs and some fascinat ing large ones for daytime wear. The former are in delicate pastels like one in soft blue with filmy black tracery in leafy designs all about the border; another shaped in petal-like design with alternating petals of brilliant blue and white. The daytime pieces are terribly new. The one sketched is in tones of black and grey with a wide band of black and white design. Another has triangles in each corner marked with gay little spots of color in bright green and red conventional fruits. And there are many more worth examining — and acquiring. I o stimulate that pleas antly luxurious feeling there's nothing like a new pair of mules and about as handsome a gift as you could find is the pair shown at Field's. These are in heavy faille moire, which, incidentally, wears well and doesn't easily get out of shape; though it looks pleasantly fragile. The design, as you can see, is unusually grace ful and the colors are fascinating. It is shown in black, French blue, red, or a lovely new aqua green, while the band trimmings are of either gold or silver kid. Quate, quate different but amusing are the affairs Field's show on the first floor — those little knitted slipperettes which slip snugly on the feet and should be splendid for pattering about on cold floors or for sleeping in icy win ter rooms or porches. They assume the shape of your foot and come in sizes for adults or children. Rather a nice idea to slip into the youngster's Christmas stocking. Of course there's no literate 'woman who doesn't know of Elizabeth Arden's toilet prepa rations, but there may be many who haven't been into the splendid gift shop on the first floor of her salon at 70 East Walton Place. Here you can find a well selected group of items for gifts to the exquisite feminine per son — smart pyjama sets, traveling cases, love ly evenings bags and street bags, interesting dressing table accessories, scarves, handker chiefs, and lingerie. Most of the things are imports and one of a kind affairs so that you won't see them duplicated on every Margaret, Mary and Grace. Well, well we did get around to the A's after all. Now, maybe we can start from scratch in the next issue and really get sys tematic — if you have the strength to stand by. And for our next lesson, too, Mummy will take Tiny Tim out shopping with her and make the little soandso pick out some decent, masculine things that you can put on the tree for the Old Man. November, 1931 51 :U 'I^BWWfc.. sf^JHfe sSBfcgSK. < GREEN SPRAY DASHING AGAINST THE HISTORIC ROCKY TERRACES OF AMALFI EXCITES A GASP FROM THE MOST TRAVELLED MEDITERRANEAN CRUISER. ;- i?.\ «=fcft - 4 ill f'il THE MYSTERIOUS GARDENS OF THE JAIN TEMPLE IN CALCUTTA OFFER A THOUSAND BEAUTIES IN DELICATE CARVINGS AND STATUARY AND THE FLOWING LINES OF INDIAN ARCHITECTURE. The Far Horizon and Away The Winters Cruising Range By Lucia Lewis PACIFIC CRUISERS CAN ALWAYS DO A BIT OF SURFBOARDING AT WAIKIKI BEACH IN THE SHADOW OF DIAMOND HEAD OR WATCH THE EXPERTS. WELL, you ought to be good and tired of it all by this time. But you will be more tired come next January and March. That mid-winter stretch makes any spirits hit a new low, one that promises to be particularly low this year. The burnt child who has any shekels left, if he is a wise child, isn't going to spend all his days fretting and stewing because he might have three times as many shekels if business were normal (what ever that means) . He will decide instead that life isn't all a matter of shekels and sales charts and try to get a few bright experiences and memorable things to think about and talk about into his coffer. There isn't any finer investment this year than one in experiences — experiences that will broaden our too-cramped outlook, restore this vanishing quality of forward-looking enthu siasm, and generally relax the tense nerves that keep us from accomplishing things even if we do keep our noses to the grindstone. If there ever was a year for cruises this should be one, and the steamship companies have outdone themselves in offering new attractions and new comforts to take our minds off the market. Another exciting feature of any cruise is the startling world changes one is sure to bump into. On the Mediterranean one sees an awakened activity in the French Colonies, a new country in Spain, a glimpse of Fascism, established, a dozen other forces at work. In the Orient there is turbulence but fascination, all over the world races and times are vivid and colorful as they never were before. It's worth a lot to see history in the making and to see it as delightfully and safely as one does as a member of a spacious cruising party. With a jaunty snap of their fingers at depression a famous fleet of world cruisers sets sail as usual in December and January. One of the earliest leaves New York on December 3d, to give its passengers an opportunity to spend Christmas in the Holy Land and New Year's at Cairo, among the gayest of the world ports. This cruise is remarkable for many reasons. It is the first world cruise on Canadian Pacific's stupendous new liner, the Empress of Britain, one of the eight largest in the world and notable for its luxurious, spacious quarters and public rooms. Space is the hallmark of the Empress of Britain. She boasts large bedrooms, most of them outside and all of them airy, magnificent suites up to five room apartments, every sort of arrangement to make living on the ship as pleasant as living in style on land. The decks, too, are amazingly generous in space and num ber. The Sports Deck has its full-size tennis court with a spectator's cafe, and facilities for every other ship sport, from ship golf, bowls, and deck tennis to a wide expanse of sunny deck for the brisk promenade. There is an other spectator's gallery overlooking the full- size squash rackets court. A swimming pool, of course. The Olympian Pool is brilliantly floodlighted under water and colorful with its waterside cafe, close to the Turkish and Electric baths and gymnasium. For the world cruise, also, an open air pool has been added on the deck for swimming under tropical suns and moons — think of that while blizzards blow in Chicago. Each of the public rooms, as you have proba bly heard, has been exquisitely decorated by a distinguished artist — Frank Brangwyn, Sir John Lavery, Edmund Dulac, Sir Charles Al- lom. It's an education in modern art to spend three and a half months dancing, dining, read ing, sipping and playing cards in these surroundings. As to the ports, there are all the usual world ports with added time in the most fas cinating ones and several new spots included in the schedule. New York to Funchal, to Algiers, Monte Carlo, Nice, Naples and Pompeii, Athens, Jerusalem, Egypt, India, Ceylon, Sumatra and Siam and the Malay States, ten days in China and nine days in Japan, and so on around the globe — a swift, gay steam from port to port and leisurely in teresting shore excursions -wherever you choose. It's a prospect to stir the blood in the most sluggish veins. In January two of the most distinguished world cruisers, Cunard's Franconia and Hamburg- American's Resolute, leave New York for Madeira. Both ships are tried and tested cruisers, luxurious and with cruise membership limited so that everyone may have comfortable airy rooms and sports and recreation rooms may be uncrowded. Sev eral new ports have been added. The Reso lute visits the enchanted Balearic Isles, Djibouti in French Somaliland, the gateway to Abys sinia whose barbarically magnificent coronation aroused so much excitement all over the world. But all the ports on a world cruise are ex citing, from Athens to Zamboanga. Among the gayest and smartest of cruises is always the Mediterranean, and among the gayest and smartest of ships doing this cruise are the dashing Columbus of North German Lloyd, the motorship Britannic of White Star, and Canadian Pacific's Empress of Australia. These ships concentrate on the fascinating ports that border either side of the Mediter ranean, each port as unlike another as if it were in another corner of the world. Mo hammedan color and French gayety in Morocco, Spanish dash at Cadiz and Seville, gambling at Monaco and timeless beauty at Naples, Jugo-Slavian quaintness combined with cosmopolitan sophistication at Dubrovnik, his toric loveliness at Athens and Turkish mystery at Constantinople, down to the Holy Land, with a grand climax at Cairo and a trip up the Nile. There are cruises and cruises — to the Medi terranean, around the globe, to the West Indies and South America, short dashes to Nassau and Havana and longer circling of the Caribbean — many of them employing the finest ships of the finest lines. The smart France, the Homeric and Belgenland, the Reliance, do the West Indies; the Lapland to Bermuda; the Columbus does two sixteen-day dashes to the West Indies before embarking on the Medi terranean stint, while the Franconia gets in a twelve-day trip to Bermuda, Nassau and Havana, as well as two others to West Indies ports before leaving to circle the world. It's possible to do a very short but very, pleasur able and stimulating trip to the Caribbean in November, 1931 53 less than three weeks from Chicago — one that will set you up for the winter without leav ing a very sizable gap in the bank account. (A neat little idea for Christmas gifts.) Among the newest of cruises is Matson's trip to the South Seas and other Pacific ports. New in the places cov ered and in the ship that covers them. This is another maiden cruise on Matson's beautiful new Mariposa, the first of a San Francisco- South Seas- Australia fleet being constructed by this line. This cruise, however, starts at New York in January and winds her way to Ha vana, through the Panama Canal to Los An geles and San Francisco where the ship may be joined by western passengers. The itinerary from here reads like a dream of Conrad and Maugham. The ship first stops (Begin on page 38) Trudeau of Chicago, and possibly one will even be the Viscomptess de Janze, the former Alice Silverthorne, once of our city, too. It'll be interesting to see who can look as long limbed and graceful as that lovely Printemps portrait of Irene Castle McLaughlin, about whom Mr. Beaton says such pretty things in his book. Mrs. Linn seems to have missed only one bet in the man agement of the whole business of the tableaux, she should have got her charming cousin-by- marriage, Mrs. Fowler McCormick, to appear in the picture frame. After the sporting "lamb to the slaughter" appearance of Mrs. Fifi at the cafeteria luncheon at the Blackstone, to launch the publicity drive for the Olivet benefit, it should be easy for her to do it — at least there wouldn't be a photographer's speed- light — flashing from every corner of the room. But perhaps the beauteous Fifi is going to be one of the "pictures" and that's one of the surprises Mrs. Linn is promising to spring on the 17th. It was a little hard on our smartest young married crowd and the bachelors and spinsters of that same vintage, to have to give up their cherished Bachelors and Benedicts' Ball on Thanskgiving Eve so that they could put all their efforts and money, too, into the great charity ball of December which is to take place in the Auditorium The atre if the hands of the receivers can be tied, or something, by an injunction that Howard Gillette has undoubtedly had delivered by this time. It's mean too for that little group of last year's debutantes who were to have been invited to their first Bachelors and Benedicts, thus definitely being singled out as sheep from the goats of the general debutante list. How now will the smart and snobbish world know who the "important" girls of last season were, and who of the young spinsters are still con sidered popular and amusing enough to have the O. K. of the finicky bachelors and the hen pecked Benedicts? As for the cancelling of the Assemblies, there were those who thought it was nothing less than striking at the root of our most important civilization to omit these two traditional and really "telling" gatherings. at Hawaii, of course, then on to Samoa and Pago-Pago. From Fiji to Australia and New Zealand, two countries which offer amazing beauties and experiences as yet unspoiled by tourists and blah-blah artists. English civiliza tion in Auckland is superimposed upon the strange culture of the Maoris -with a magnifi cent background of immense mountains, limit less forests, geysers and amazing formations. Australia with its gay cities and fantastic nat ural wonders comes next. Interesting in themselves these countries are splendid means with which to increase one's distinction. Think of being able to dash off a few knowing words about the Maoris, Karangahape Road, the Tanui tribe, the metropolitan joys of Sydney or the weird dance of the bushmen! Every other spot touched on the cruise is just as un usual — Macassar, Bali, Batavia, Singapore, "Telling" because the Assembly list is unques tionably the real who's who of fashionable society in Chicago. Its governors are practi cally adamant to suggestions that any but the member of the accepted families be invited to either party, and while an occasional eligible bachelor may be added from year to year — without too much probing into his background or mention of his western town he hailed from, he is promptly dropped if he marries outside the "Assembly List." Snobbish as this may sound, the Assemblies in some subtle way, do include the thorough breds of that vast and graded thing known broadly as "society." They are mostly the second and third generations of those early builders of the city, and with few exceptions they have that illusive something that fits them peculiarly to lead causes or cotillions with equal grace. Give them credit on two counts for being willing to forego their December and January balls, just as you must the Bach elors and Benedicts: they gave up their revels just as much because they didn't feel right about being publicly gay, when there were people starving at their very gates, as they did because they wanted to contribute what the parties would have cost to the Governor's Commission. The Assembly Governors gave five thousand outright, the funds that were left over from last season when they gave another five thou sand, and they'll have as much more to con tribute when those on the list send in their twenty dollars each — what they would have had to pay for a husband and wife subscrip' tion to go to each ball. Janet fairbank's debut as a professional soprano at one of Miss Kin- solving's Musical Mornings this month is just the first step in the right direction toward an operatic debut, I hear. She'll be off next month to Berlin, where she's had most of her training and one of these days she'll be heard in one of the smaller German Opera com panies. Her aunt, Mrs. Livingston Fairbank, had a great success in Paris when she sang in recital there a year or so ago, and the cabled reports that came back to her home town were Bangkok, Manila, Hongkong, Shanghai, Pei- ping, and finally a glorious stay in Japan. The whole trip is a revelation in Oriental culture and rare civilizations. And the ship itself is a revelation in modern luxury and beauty. Built especially for travel on the Paci fic, the Mariposa has an unusually fine venti lating system which keeps the rooms airy and cool even in tropic waters. From the lavish double apartments to the single "Bachelor" apartments for men or women who wish to travel in complete privacy the fittings are con venient, comfortable and beautifully done to the tiniest detail. These are only a few of the doors open to escape this winter and one might go on — but then, they aren't trips to write about or read about. They're trips to take. Fill your own prescription. nothing less than flattering. The Livingston Fairbanks, by the way, are terribly disappointed not to have been able to come back to Chi cago to bring out Mrs. Fairbank's daughter, Miss Boyce, this winter, but -with the cutting off of dividends on an American income, they found they were in no position to do it this year. And speaking of incomes: had it occurred to you that if Rosemary Baur and her fiance, Bartle Bull, carry out their intention of living in England after their marriage, the exorbitant English income tax is going to do terrible things to Rosemary's American fortune? Al most half of it would be eaten up by taxes, unless of course, they make some arrangement to live six months here and six months there, or some such idea, such as a number of those other American expatriots we know manage to do; a grand idea, but it does mean a lot of packing and unpacking. And further mentioning incomes: (still one of the favorite current topics of conversation in every strata of society, whereas it used to be merely vulgar to mention the subject in more polite circles) I'm told that young John D. Rockefeller Prentice, Mrs. Rockefeller McCormick's nephew, who came to Chicago to live last month, and is making his home at the University Club, lives on exactly what he makes himself. He's with one of the most important law firms in town, but that doesn't necessarily mean, in these times, that he gets a colossal salary, and the natural supposition would be that with the richest man in the world for a grandfather, and parents, the Parmelee Prentices of New York and Wil- liamstown -who are worth many millions, the young man wouldn't have to worry about the cost of orchids he might want to send some of these debutantes who promptly had him put on their party lists. But it seems the boy has his own ideas about unearned increment, and by way of carrying them out to the letter, he worked himself through Yale, part of the time as night telephone operator in a New Haven Hospital, and later on, after he came back to finish (with a few years' interim of downright laboring man's work) on a scholarship he won through sheer ability. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE Balls and Benefits and Bits About People Who Give Them 54 The Chicagoan Isn't your body in need of Drought Relief? 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How ever, it's a mistake to dash in and just seise anything at the last minute; toilet preparations are splendid last-minute thoughts but judicious selection makes them even more splendid first- minute thoughts. So we have selected a group of preparations which any recipient would en joy for themselves and which are so exquisitely packaged that they exude holiday spirit the moment they are unwrapped. Some are fair ly costly, many trickle down in price from three dollars to one and yet make a very thoughtful and fitting gift. It's really not a bad year to make it a cosmetic Christmas. A REALLY precious gift in toilet preparations is one of the special ly made traveling cases fitted with a complete collection of accessories. The new case from Dorothy Gray, shown in the illustration, is extremely complete with everything from necessary creams to cosmetics, comb, gold manicure scissors, file and buffer, fine mirror which may be set up on its own support, pat ter, and gray moire bag for the nightgown. Elisabeth Arden has several new cases. The convenient one shown opens out so that all the bottles and equipment are set vertically SET OF LIPSTICKS; MONOGRAMMED LOOSE POWDER CASES; ATOMIZER AND LA JOIE D'ELIZABETH; BATH POWDER; ELIZABETH ARDEN. TRAVELING CASE FROM ELIZABETH ARDEN AND WEEKEND CASE FITTED WITH ARDEN PREPARATIONS; A NEAT, COMPACT AR RANGEMENT. 56 and nothing spills and powder doesn't flutter all over things. Another Arden case with very complete equipment is carried in a pink metal box inside a leather case, and when you're not traveling you may lift out the metal box and use it as a make-up box at home. The small ecrase weekend box from Arden is beau tiful in a variety of delicate colors and carries miniature packages of all the essential prepa rations for a weekend. Compacts are legion but the manufacturers continue to get clever new ideas to make them more attractive and convenient. The Elizabeth Arden loose powder compacts are works of art with their monograms either applied to the metal or pierced through in an attractive cut out design. Lelong's loose powder cases are lovely in their wide range of delicate or vivid colors and unusually flat and light to carry. Dorothy Gray has attractive sets of her mod ernistic compacts, boxed with lipstick or with her convenient blue mascara case. A new and very convenient Gray loose powder case which came in too late to be il lustrated should make a splendid gift of itself or packaged with a box of Dorothy Gray pow der. This has a very convenient sifter ar rangement that is worth looking into. Yard- ley's compact for powder and rouge with its. attached lipstick now appears in a case with two lipsticks — one shade for evening and one for daytime — which may be shifted in and out DOROTHY GRAY'S NEW TRAVELING CASE, FITTED WITH PREPARATIONS, MIRROR, MANICURE EQUIPMENT, PATTER. GAY BATH SALTS BOTTLE; SOAP DOG; PINE SOAP; LANCHERE GIFT SET; CARON's CHAMPAGNE BATH; MARSHALL FIELD. ter of the little slot for changing occasions. In ith lipsticks, incidentally, a splendid thought for nk a gift is Elizabeth Arden's case of six lipsticks. ten These are all in stunning colors and, accom- tal panied by the new booklet on makeup to har- 'he monize with varying costumes, equip any iu- woman to become doubly attractive. ies 5a- Accessories to the bath are always welcome and flattering though usu- -rs ally not expensive. One of the prime acces- -m sories to my mind is Dorothy Gray's Bath Oil, ;tn about which I have burbled enthusiastically °f before, and in its smart black bottle it makes he a delightful gift. Combined with her Dusting Jt' Powder and Eau de Cologne it makes a hand- Lre some bath set for the very fastidious. nd Caron's Champagne Bath is a piquant scent ry- and lovely bath adjunct in an intriguing au- y' thentic looking champagne bottle. lt" Field's show a gay group of new bath soaps as well as the fine standard boxes of Yardley's, Dfe Guerlain's, and others which are always fitting. "' They have Lemoine's new Savon Golf, the e^ soap shaped into little golf balls and packaged w' with an intriguing new golf game. For the ir' children's stockings there's the Bean Family, . those gay little cartoon dogs modeled in soap. its. They aiso have their fine Lanchere soap in in- teresting gift boxes of two bath bars, two wash- ne stand bars and two guest bars — a very pleasant >ut idea. 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Though, understand, I'm not saying that John Drury would have been wise to write statues when he had noth ing but a pedestal of gang books to balance them on. During the past month, however, the literary omens have changed. It all began with John Boettiger's ]a\e Lingle: Or Chicago on the Spot. This being what you might call a gang book to end gang books. The work of a fel low reporter of Lingle's who was put on the story before the blue coats left the Randolph Street tunnel, and stayed on it hotfoot through the capture and trial. Whereupon material of the proper centen nial nature has at once begun to roll in. First an illustrated map by Charles Turzak and Henry T. Chapman. Like the maps of Bos ton, Portland, and other paradises of the sightseer. Complete — and — entertaining — from Chicago Heights to Waukegan, and from Elgin to our prospective palm fronted isles. And in a day or two now Henry Justin Smith's Chicago; A Portrait will be out. One of that city series with the stately E. H. Suy- dam color frontispiece and drawings. Full reparation, in other words, for Mr. Smith's share in Chicago: A History of Her Reputa tion. Needless to say, it is not a book of per sonal reminiscences. And yet somehow the fact that Mr. Smith can remember Morgan Park when it was a sort of Concord, and the University when sideshows on the Midway tended to disturb scholarly meditation, while still having time to be a fairly old resident of the North Shore, and seasoned cicerone of visiting Englishmen wishing to see where Mrs. O'Leary's cow lived, does tend to give this particular statue a Pygmalion touch. And it is a live book in this sense too: that while it contains matters that will be of novelty even to the habitual Chicagoan, it also straightens out for him many familiar places that he had always wondered about. I r now remains only that the publishers of that four volume series which began with Edith Wharton's Old ?\[eif Yor\ shall fulfill their promise about four on old Chicago. And it ought not to be long now, the series having got as far as Old Philadelphia: four long short stories of the Quaker city from Valley Forge to the un derground railway, done in George Gibbs's straightaway short story manner. Though if you don't insist upon having your separate eras in separate volumes, the trick has already been done — by Ruth Russell in her novel, La\e Front. Her O'Mara family arrives by boat in the eighteen thirties. And if the original Mrs. O'Mara returns to Utica for the spending of those lordly profits from her Chicago boarding house, her descendants linger on to take sides in Lincoln-Douglas, and to figure in all important local events from the Civil War to the gang wars. By adding her grandmother's memory to her own, Miss Russell has been able to give to our history the same personal quality that Henry Justin Smith gives to our geography. 1 he new Galsworthy is just out. New, albeit with an occasional known patch at points where you took five minutes to peruse your dentist's magazines. In Maid in Waiting, Mr. Galsworthy forswears the Forsyte family, just as he said he was going to do. But if you are, like myself, a hopeless addict to Forsyte news, carrying as it did its own commentary upon current foibles, you will be glad to find that he has gone no farther afield than some cousins of Michael Mont. Which gives Fleur a chance to at least drive a car across these pages. In a way, however, the new book is a return to the earliest Galsworthy of all. The Galsworthy who concerned himself with weak points in the proud, and complicated, armor of British justice. But writing now less in anger than in irony. A young officer of good family kills a Bolivian muleteer in self-defense: deporta tion looms: influence is attempted, but good family is a bad thing nowadays: it is a bad thing even when the case comes for trial: but the Botticellian sister devises one last shot, what in billiards would amount, practically speaking, to a quadruple carom. Somebody really ought to write a book called American Beauty. To be sure Arthur Meeker wrote one called that about a girl. And Edna Ferber has just writ ten one called that about the beauties of Con necticut scenery. But the title is still good. Someone could still use it for a book that would feature the long stemmed kind, in the days when they meant the same thing that orchids mean nowadays. But to return to Edna Fer ber. If you have a good memory you will recall a book, by the author of Red Rust, about the Poles in New England. If you have a better memory than mine you may even re member the title. The heroine was a school teacher who, to win the confidence of her Polish pupils, accepted exotic tidbits out of their lunchboxes. Edna Ferber now takes the same subject, but handles it without tongs. She lets the last remnant of a magnificent pre-revolutionary family marry a Pole and thereafter sleep in the bed that from time im memorial had been occupied, according to Miss Judy, only by wedded Oakes. From tobacco field to ancient garret, Miss Ferber seems as much at home in her Connecticut surround ings as she did in Chicago of The Girls. But the prologue and the epilogue sound like sleepless nights. Strange that in this year when money has been so hard to earn so many authors should have had their char acters come into large sums without bothering to earn it. Robert Andrews with ten sepa rate millions in "Windfall. V. Sackville West with an aggregate of more than that in All Passion Spent. Finch Whiteoak of Jalna com ing into his hundred thousand. In the same spirit Elizabeth Madox Roberts now writes of a kettle of gold dug out of an old stump in Kentucky. Money is of course as good a touchstone for character as any. In addition, A Buried Treasure plays fine tunes on Kentucky ways and the Kentucky lingo. The only trouble is that from Miss Roberts's start, and particularly if you have read Rol- vaag's Pure Gold, you somehow find yourself expecting a fable. And as a result you can't help feeling as if you had inadvertently taken a switch when it turns out so much as those Dickens Christmas stories used to do. Though, if you ever consider reading as, so to speak, a conversational investment, the best buy of all these November novels is un doubtedly Virginia Woolf's The Waves. I, for instance, might say this about it. I might say that The Voyage Out was a straight novel, that Friday or Saturday was still comprehen sible, especially if you were good at literary genealogy, Mrs. Dalloway fairly clear by, say, the second reading. And that The Waves was, well, just a step in advance of Mrs. Dalloway. That here, in following the lives of a half dozen playmates, Mrs. Woolf had told not what they did, said, or even thought, but had, apparently, explored the regions be yond thought in an attempt to get at what you might call essential personality. While you, being of a less patient and charitable disposi tion might say — well, something less patient and charitable. And so on around the table. In other words, this is a book which nobody who has read it feels tongue-tied about. Last month I was say ing that this didn't seem to be shaping up for a biography autumn. There is one specific novelty of course : the correspondence between Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw, as edited by Christopher St. John with preface by Shaw. 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However, they will show you lots of pictures of the many rooms and offices they have done, if you want some idea of what to expect. You may be sure, though, that your room won't re peat anything they have done before, because they are bursting with new ideas all the time. If you have an awfully small extra room and are quite in despair over furnishing it, they can transform it into something quite grand and comfortable for any purpose you may pre fer. They will even supply the purpose if you insist. As for bars, they are wizards. You can have one as large as an old time sa loon, or small enough to take away with you over the weekend. In either case it will be complete, efficient and darned attractive. They suggest, if you have no spare room at all, a bar on wheels all pigeonholed and equipped with space for bottles, ice pail, the mixin's and place to cut and squeeze the fruit. All you have to do at the last minute is flip the ice cubes into place, wheel in the cart and wher ever your guests are, there the bar is. If you have had the difficulty I have had in coping with a perfect radio-gramophone in a most imperfect, neo-Tudor cabinet, you will appreciate what the secessionists can do. They will leave the sound box and tubes unharmed, and agreeably transform the outward appear ance so that the inventor himself wouldn't recognize, it. What's more, if you need a cabinet to keep records in their proper place, that too can be had for the asking. It will step down in the manner of most modern fur niture so that you can sit on the lowest plane, take records out of a drawer beside you and put them on top of the drawer for use as you want to hear them. They are good at accessories, too. They will design curtain material to blend with the general scheme of a room in color and feeling, or they will use your own design if you have one. They spray the colors on natural linen, and you may be sure you won't find dupli cates anywhere, if that interests you. Inci dentally, this material is sunfast and washable; a great boon. Their modern rugs are grand, and come in various colors and sizes. And so to the Swedish Arts and Crafts Shop at 163 East Ohio Street. The man who runs the shop confesses to a small clientele. I can't imagine what has kept the rest of Chicago's population from this ex citing collection of Swedish pewter glass, fur niture, rugs and paintings. If you have never been there, don't waste another minute. If you THIS DARING BUG AND PREDATORY PUP WERE SELECTED AT RANDOM FROM THE MENAGERIE AT THE WIENER WERKBUND. A PEWTER HAND MIRROR OF GREAT SIM PLICITY AND USEFULNESS FROM THE SWEDISH ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOP. A PLEASANT EXAMPLE OF AUGARTEN PORCELAIN IN MODERN DESIGN WITH TABLE LINEN TO MATCH. FROM THE WIENER WERKBUND. know the place but have been disheartened by the depression, take heed now. Practically everything in the shop has been reduced in price to an extent that makes it almost im possible to come away without at least one treasure. One small object of great interest to me was a plain square hand mirror of pewter with a round flat knob for a handle. It is better looking than any I have seen in many a day, and is wonderfully light in weight. An other of the same size is the one with a bar handle shown on this page. Both of them are easy to hold and just big enough to be helpful when applying lipstick and eye shadow. Swedish pewter is used with such beauty and ingenuity that it should be seen to be fully appreciated. There is one fat, round pewter kettle big enough to provide innumer able cups of tea. It is suspended over a base that becomes an alcohol lamp. Making tea right on the scene seems very alluring in this mechanical age of automatic cooking. Rugs are hung in the shop, and would make effective hangings in a room large enough to show them off. They are woven of soft ma terial, thin and smooth enough to lie flat, in exciting colors and patterns. The glassware is something to dream about. In fact, I could go on for days. . . . The Wiener Werkbund in the rotunda of the Diana Court building is also a shop to be investigated thoroughly. Everything, of course, is made in Austria, quite a lot of it designed by Hoffman and some of his disciples. Their Augarten porce lain is particularly lovely. One coffee service is enchanting because it looks for all the world like the old chocolate sets that Mamma used to keep in the china closet. The cups are that size between after dinner coffee and tea cups. It is white and blue alternating vertically, which would mean stripes if the contour of the pieces didn't somehow detract from that severe effect. The set photographed here is white porcelain decorated with stripes of red and black, and is tremendously effective with the set of round white doilies embroidered to match. They also have a knockout hand ham mered silver coffee service made by Herr Hoff man. It is priced $300. At this shop you can also find all sorts of exciting enameled bowls and ash trays and al most anything else. Using copper as a foun dation, the enameling is done in glowing col ors and the combination is very effective. And for practically nothing you can purchase reproductions of paintings and prints done by the school children in Vienna. They are gay and really worth having, particularly for deco rating a child's room. Animals don't strictly come under the head ing of household necessities. But after you've seen the menagerie at the Werkbund, it be comes an absolute necessity to own at least one of them. Either the elegant, gawky ostrich that has left a large egg just behind her, or the superb dachshund whose elongated trunk looks just like a sausage, or the jointed dinosaur. I'd stay home every night this win ter, if I could have them all for Christmas. 60 The Chicagoan A really marvelous discovery of fresh and timely economy now awaits gift shoppers. Carlin Creations of fine quality are presenting themselves at prices almost too reasonable to imagine. Illustrated, is a luxurious comforter of lamb's wool covered with beautiful Carlinese, in exquisite shades of apricot, champagne, copen blue, gold, bois de rose or green, edged with matching silk cord. Full standard size. k^^ OTHER LOVELY GIFT DISCOVERIES <~^_p Breakfast-in-Bed Pillow, $15 All-Wool Blanket in pleasing Peach Shade, $10 Man's Couch Throw, monogrammed with single letter, $25 Quilted Chaise Cover of Luxurious Velvet, $40 Bed Jacket, Comfortable and Lovely in every detail, $18 Hand-made Corean Silk and Lace Blanket Cover, $22 Satin Comforter with dainty ruffle, $45 Six Satin and Lace Sachets in a Beautiful Box, $5 Quilted Satin Baby Comforter, $10 Traveling Plaids for Bon Voyage, $17.50 November, 1931 61 FASHION BABIES Big Little Women of Chicago Can you wear the new gowns fittingly? Elizabeth Arden counsels THE ARDENA BATH • Elizabeth Arden's newest treatment bids fair to become one of her most popular, for it reconciles figures with fashions by a simple process of elimination! Figuratively speaking, the Ardena Bath is a wonderof wonders. It sends redundant pounds and inches on their way. It molds the body along exquisite lines of beauty to conform with this season's fashion requirements of oh so diminutive waistline and slender hips. It slenderizes only where slenderizing does the most good, attacking only those portions of the body which need to be reduced. As much as twenty pounds and a proportionate number of inches can be lost in a series of treatments, if desired. Healthfully speaking, the Ardena Bath is one of Science's most amazing discoveries. It seems to reach down to the very roots of your nerves and free them of tenseness and fatigue. It is in comparable preparation for a busy winter. If you are feeling the little aches and pains that come from accumulated poisons, it is a positive sign that you are in need of this treatment. A body massage afterwards maintains your feeling of well-being, and when you step on the scalesyou findyou are appreciably lighter. • The Ardena Bath Treatments are so much in demand that appointments should be made at least two days in advance if possible. And you should arrange first for an interview with Miss Arden's Director of Exercise, since all of Miss Arden's Scientific body treatments are specially prescribed for each individual. For an appointment please telephone Superior 6952. ELIZABETH ARDEN 7 0 EAST WALTO N PLACE • CHICAGO NEW YORK- LONDON • PARIS ¦ BERLIN - ROME • MADRID O ELIZABETH ARDEN. 1931 (Begin on page 18) N. Arnold was the wife of the Arnold who was chosen clerk in the first city election in 1837, a colorful figure in Chicago, law partner with Mahlon D. Ogden, brother of the first mayor, in later years member of Congress, a friend of Lincoln and author of Life of Lincoln. Mrs. Arnold was not the on'y woman who was a first in Chicago history. There is Mrs. Mark Beau' bien, wife of the man who built the first hotel and owned the first ferry in Chicago. Mark Beaubien had mar ried Monique Nadeau in Detroit when very young and sixteen children were the result of that union. As a tribute to Mrs. Beaubien's wife'y de votion, she is represented holding one of her babies, the only doll shown that way. Mrs. Beaubien is described in the annals of the period as "a noble woman and devoted Christian mother" and many a traveller who stopped at the earlier Eagle Exchange on the northeast corner of Randolph and Market street and later at the Sauganash north of it, remembered her with kind -words. In view of this it is hardly to be thought that she was a party to her husband's scheme of making fifty guests comfortable at night with only two blankets. No body ever knew what had happened until morning but Mark would get two of his guests situated with the blankets, take them off for the latest newcomers when the first two were asleep, and so on. At any rate, the Beaubien tavern with Mrs. Beaubien as the amiable wife and Mark as the gay host was the bright spot in Chicago's night life at that time. There was always dancing at the Beaubien hotel with Mark playing the violin to supple ment the meagre amusements, con sisting of participation in the activ ities of the local debating society, weekly prayer meetings, wolf hunts, foot races, and scrub races on ice, with the Beaubiens' two horses and another, if it were available. Mrs. Gurdon S. Hubbard was also the wife of a "first." Her husband erected, at the corner of La Salle and S. Water streets, the first large brick building, an edifice so fool ishly large, the neighbors thought, that they dubbed it "Hubbard's Folly." When the first larceny case came before the bench in Chicago. in 1833, the lawyer for the plaintiff was John Dean Caton, husband of Adelaide Sherrill. Mrs. Caton's hus band was almost the first lawyer in Chicago to make a living by his pro fession. JLVIr s. JEREMIAH PORTER is a "first" herself and the wife of a "first," having come to Chi cago in 183 3 as Eliza Chappell and founded the first public school in which she was the first public school teacher. She was well pleased with her early pupils, some of whom were at least "paddling their own canoes across the Chicago river to school," but she had further ambitions. She proposed to the parents in the vicin ity that she would educate and house their daughters if they would provide them with provisions to last the sea son. Out of these o'der girls, she formed the first normal school. In 183 5 she married the Rev. Jeremiah Porter, who organized the First Pres byterian church in Chicago. Mrs. Edwin Booth was the gay and clever Mary McVicker, who was Chicago's first noted actress. In her childhood she ran true to pattern, acting Eva in Uncle Tom's Cabin. She first appeared at McVicker's the atre in 18 58 in A Hew Way to Pay Old Debts and at eighteen she was playing Juliet to Edwin Booth's Ro meo, and marrying him at the end of the season. She died at the early age of thirty-three. Mrs. E. W. Blatchford was the founder of Chicago's first kindergar ten. Her home at Wabash avenue and Jackson street was famous as a gathering place for many organiza tions. She and her husband traveled extensively and many of their fine pieces of Greek and Italian sculpture, the results of these travels, they gave to the Art Institute. Dr. Sarah Hackett Stevenson was the first woman to be admitted into the American Medical Association. She came to Chicago to pursue her literary work and became interested in medicine. Mrs. D. P. Livermore was both a "first" and an "only." She was the only woman reporter at Lincoln's nomination. Coming to Chicago in 1857, she became assistant editor on a Universalist paper. She was her own housekeeper, directed the work of her servants, and wrote many stories and books, a feat which even a modern feminist would be proud of. Moreover she was nation ally known as a lecturer and the first president of the Woman's Congress and of the Illinois Woman's Suffrage Commission. The doll parade is still rich in other prominent "frail ties." Mrs. Norman B. Judd (Ade line Rossiter) was the wife of a lawyer who later became minister to Prussia. He was a partner with Caton in the law business and an outstanding figure in the Civil war period, as well as a friend of Lin coln's. Mrs. Mark Skinner, also the wife of a lawyer, married a man who later became U. S. District attorney and was actively identified with many benevolent and reformatory enter prises in Chicago. Mrs. Thomas Carse, who lost her husband early, devoted all her ener gies to the temperance activities, fol lowing a vow she had taken when one of her three small sons was killed by a drunk driving a wagon. She became president of the Chicago Central Woman's Temperance Union, established the first day nurs ery in Chicago, started The Union Signal, a weekly temperance news paper, and was on the board of lady managers of the World's Columbian exposition. Madam John Wright is the woman who gave impetus to the founding of the first homeopathic hospital, established in 1854 by Dr. George E. Shipman at 20 Kinzie street a little cast of State. Mrs. John V. Farwell was the wife of the man who, while he came to Chicago with only $3.75 in his pocket, in 1883 engaged with his brother in the largest and most unique real estate deal ever consum- 62 The Chicagoan Ien Minutes to the Loop . . yet Nine Miles from its Clamor Hotels Windermere are quiet! Located in a restricted residential zone, they over look beautiful Jackson Park and Lake Michigan. Broad porches and terraces, facing the autumn sunshine, invite rest and reading between shopping tour and dinner party. Hotels Windermere are convenient. Though miles from the noisy, smoky loop, they are only 10 minutes away by I. C. electric trains or 15 minutes by taxi via the beautiful Outer Drive. You can have anything from a large room with twin Inadoor beds (virtually two rooms in one!) or a suite of hotel rooms up to apartments with your own private kitchen and dining room. Prices vary as widely, too, beginning at $2.50 per day for single rooms in Windermere West and $4.00 for single rooms in Windermere East. European or American plan, as you prefer. Wotels tfeidermer e r aVe s ^n ' ^^ leases. Chicago Winder- mere cui sine and friendly hospitality have been bywords in Chicago for two generations. You'll be very glad you came to The Windermere this Winter! HOTELS WINDERMERE Chicago 56th Street at Hyde Park Boulevard Ward B. James, Manager FAIRFAX 6000 November, I93J Cognoscenti ^ for Chicagoans who are tired of ten servants #for Easterners who seek Chicago's best ^ for Lake Foresters in town for a week or so # for husbands who can't get away to Florida # for all intelligent persons who appre ciate a smartly-staffed, beautifully fur nished and newly decorated hotel — where the cuisine is quite remarkable and the service almost impeccable • for all these, a simple reminder The Lake Shore Drive Hotel 181 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago Superior 8500 WM. A. BUESCHER, Manager Late Manager, Ritz Carlton, Boston Ritz Carlton, New York 63 K^hlcago s mosi SPECTACULAR ana ARISTOCRATIC AUCTION SALE c/ea/ eaturtng l/ie&c amous 1P15 BLACK KNIGHT CHINA Comprising among the diversified pieces distin guished Place Plates En tree Plates Cream Soups — Dessert Plates, etc. Values to $500 the dozen. ••• also a $50,000 surplus stock of LIT WINS KY imported LINENS and LACES also a $50,000 stock of ornate lamps, glassware, stem ware, Italian pottery, Ve netian glass and furniture. NO RESERVATIONS NO RESTRICTIONS Upon request any article you may choose from the com prehensive ana aristocratic collection on display will be of fered at auction immediately. • THE PLACE 115 SO. WABASH AVE. (Across from Palmer House on Waliask) THE TIME DAILY AT 11:30 A. M. CONTINUING UNTIL 5 P. M. UNDER THE AUSPICES OF I. L. ART & CO. \ I'M m m Auctioneers — Appraisers SO. WABASH AVENUE, CHICAGO 4 mated in the history of the United States, in which he erected a capitol building at Austin, Texas, in ex' change for 3,500,000 acres of land. Mrs. John L. Scripps was the wife of the man actively connected with the Tribune since its early days. Mrs. William Blair came as a bride to Chi cago in 1854 and helped to found the Woman's Presbyterian Board of Missions of the Northwest. Her name was honored in mission sta tions around the world and she had a reputation for entertaining poor and rich alike in her home on Mich igan Avenue where the Congress Hotel now stands. Mrs. Thomas B. Bryan (Jennie Bird Page) was the wife of a man who for forty years was a prominent and active citizen interested in all improvements. He was a lawyer and founded the Fidelity Safe depository, which institution at the time of the great fire proved its name by having its vaults withstand the conflagration, thereby saving millions of dollars. Mr. Bryan purchased the first draft of Lincoln's emancipation proclama tion, paying $3,000 in gold for it, and presented it to the soldiers' home. Mrs. Potter Palmer I is known primarily as a social leader. But she was more. She was president of the Ladies' Board of Managers of the Columbian Exposition, a writer, lin guist, and musician. Bringing our enterprising feminin ity right up to date almost, there is Mrs. James Flower, a member of the school board and president of many pretentious organizations. The Lucy Flower Technical High School on the west side was named for her. A prominent place also goes to our last builder in the parade, Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, elected to succeed Dr. Thompson at his death in 1905 as principal of Chicago Public Schools, and Superintendent of Public Schools in 1909 and for years a leader in educational activities. MODERN ART No Jury : Its Rise and Fall (Begin on page 49) against his judgment for the name. "I believe," he tells me in retrospect, "it killed every prospect of our ever making sales — the public believing a picture passed by a jury O. K. of course.") A COMMITTEE was appointed to help the officers carry out their plans, mostly from exhibi tors in the "runaway show" — Karl Mattern, Minnie Harms Neebe, Datus E. Myers, Karl Hoeckner, Louis Alexander Neebe, Mae Larsen, Sam Ostrowsky, Marie Macpherson, Helen West Heller and Fred Biesel, son of Secretary Charles and hus band of Treasurer Frances Strain. Among other exhibitors, besides members of this new committee, in the "runaway show," who have per sisted prominently in the art life of Chicago ever since, were Jean Craw ford Adams, heading the list arranged alphabetically, and now one of the few Chicago artists sponsored by the Chester Johnson galleries; Claude Buck, accepted later by the Art insti tute to the extent of a one-man show; C. H. Cook, who divides his alle giance now between No-Jury and Palette & Chisel, of the left wing of this latter sleepy club and of the right wing of No-Jury; Robert Lee Eskridge, Chicago bohemia's envoy to Gauguin's South Sea islands; Charles E. Mullin and Paul Plaschke, both of whom participated in the first of all Chicago's radical exhibitions at the Wernts academy in the summer of 1915; Werntz himself, Agnes Squire Potter, Gregory Prusheck, Josephine L. Reichmann, William S. Schwartz, Eduard Buk Ulreich and the Spaniard Ramon Shiva, who, as friend of Weisenborn and Sam Put nam, became in later years a power in "art politics" in Chicago — one of another triumvirate, that ruled the Rush Street colony. 1 he first exhibition of the Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists opened in the galleries of Marshall Field 6? Company Oct. 2, 1922. Three hundred and sixty-five canvases were hung as against the two hundred and ninety-one in the "runaway show." Among new no table names of Chicagoans in the first No-Jury catalogue are Anthony An- garola, Emil Armin, Gustaf Dal strom, Frances Foy, Vinol Hannell and Gordon St. Clair, all of whom were already rising out of the multi tude. It was a day of manifestos, and so No-Jury had to have one. Here are some paragraphs from the "Fore word": "The efforts of juries to maintain a high standard have usually done injustice to young, unknown talent. Such 'high standards' are generally standards of the past; they are chains by which the free development of art is hampered. "Considering the fact that the very men who were the makers of our art history have, almost without ex ception, been rejected by the exhibi tion juries, we can only conclude that this system is a failure and that any new system ¦which allows the free development of creative ability be encouraged. "The public as well as art experts and critics should keep the following quotation from Manet's debates in mind: 'Men capable of appreciating painting at its first appearance are as rare as those capable of creating it.' " This last pronouncement threw one of Chicago's veteran lady newspaper critics into such a panic that she announced to the sponsors of the show that, since they were singling out no pictures for prises and were hanging the works alphabetically, she wouldn't undertake to praise or blame any individual pictures, but would write a vague "general story" of the show. This declaration pleased the sponsors quite well, since the lady was a determined worshipper of the insti tute and believed the institute juries could do no wrong and make no mistakes. This reverence of the lady critic for juries was destined to be rudely jolted. For the "radicals," drunk with the success of their "runaway show" and with the launching of No-Jury, looked for other worlds to conquer, and they laid a plot against the insti tute jury itself. The Chicagoan DIANA COURT SHOPS 540 North Michigan Avenue '••V*,,* y + Kenwood all wool Blankets and Bath Robes are being warmly appreciated these cold nights. At Christmas time their soft, fleecy warmth and comfort will make this gift season a grateful, long-remembered one. We are now making complete showings of these beautiful all wool accessories. Blankets $5.00 to $1 5.50 Bath Robes $9.50 to $18.00 "Erdie" Snowsuits $13.50 to $17.00 'Erdie" Hat and Coat Sets $1 3.75 to $21 .50 Products ^•ItMtUSI^IM-ILcZLlZKAn^itllj! Theresea-May-Miller (FORMERLY— 150 EAST SUPERIOR ST.) 9 Designer of Gowns Specializing in REMODELING - ALTERATIONS • PRICES REASONABLE Telephone: Whitehall 5248 Mezzanine-Room 30-540 N. Mich. 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Suites of 2 to 4 rooms, with or without kitchenette SHERIDAN ROAD AT BELMONT HARBOR Bittersweet 2100 15 MINUTES FROM THE LOOP November, 1931 65 Instrument of the Immortals FOR those who can be completely satisfied only when they have the best in the piano maker's art, it is obviously economical to buy a Steinway, once and for all. . . . For the joy that it brings to you, it will bring to your children's children. Steinways in many styles and sizes are obtainable on our Convenient Payment Plan. 10% down gives immediate possession. LYON & HEALY Wabash Avenue at Jackson Boulevard and Six Neighborhood Stores Christmas Greetings that your friends will keep Etchings Hand printed, hand wiped. Something of your home, fireplace, entrance, library or summer cottage. A real greeting, for to your friends your environment is part of you. S\etches submitted x\s WE have ex- plained, that jury was a sort of self' perpetuating institution. Weisenborn and his friends again put their heads together. The result was a "slate" of jurors of radical tendencies to be submitted to the voters. By vigorous electioneering among the artists, be- ginning to scent the breath of inde- pendence, the conspirators succeeded in electing eight of their slate — eight against a conservative thirteen. That didn't look very encouraging, but Weisenborn and his "floor lead er," the diplomatic and resourceful Gordon St. Clair, knew artists and their jealousies. The thirten always could vote down the eight, but would they? The radicals organized their eight as a solid unit pledged to vote to- gether. The thirteen could vote as they pleased, and Weisenborn and St. Clair knew that they would please to cut the throats of their own ilk with personal likes and dislikes. When the jury got into action, it was soon discovered by the thirteen that they, while keeping out the de tested "radicals," were not succeeding in getting in many of their own pic tures — the vote of the eight, com bined with three "jealous" votes could reject anything. The balloting was secret by pressing electric buttons in their pockets, but the thirteen had little difficulty surmising how at least eight votes were going as each picture was shown. Canvases of even some of the ju rors failed to get by, and certain of these canvases were the work of sacred elephants of the institute. Ne gotiations were entered into, compro mises were effected, and after two days the show was selected. All the old stand-bys were in — but so were the rebels. Ot. clair next ma neuvered his way into control of the hanging committee. One gallery was arrayed like a carnival, with bunting and gay ribbons mingled with the pictures. The institute gray beards were scandalized. Again the critics stormed and people wrote letters to the papers. The ultimate result was even more sensational than Weisenborn and his cohorts had hoped. Their jury prank cost the life of the jury system. Never again were jurors elected by votes of the exhibiting artists. Thenceforth they were appointed. But the decay of the old jury sys tem nurtured seeds of death that be gan to sprout in later years in the vitals of No-Jury. Appointed jurors at the institute, having no axes to grind, gradually became more and more liberal, until today a man from Mars or from Kansas City, visiting Chicago when the No-Jury and the official institute shows are on simul taneously would have difficulty de ciding who are the radicals and who the conservatives. The similarity of the two classes of shows, indeed, has become so marked that No-Jury's president last spring (1931) had the bright idea to organize another "Salon des Re fuses" under No-Jury auspices — with intent of giving the "old hat" artists, who have gradually lost favor with institute juries, a chance to show their stuff. Expense and inability to find powerful sponsorship, as in 1921, aborted the idea. Jtor four years, Weisenborn and his staff continued to assemble the annual No-Jury show at the Field store. Weisenborn in these and the other activities we have described became a sort of devil incarnate in the minds of conservative artists of Chicago — a name to scare children with. In this circle he has been misunderstood, detested and feared as much as ever in Paris were Courbet, Manet, Ce zanne and Matisse. As a matter of fact, of course, he is quite harmless, has a wife and two children, goes to bed at night and gets up in the morn ing — instead of reversing the proce dure as devils and bohemians are supposed to do — makes a living teaching, and has a good sense of humor. After the fourth show, Weisenborn had high words with officials of the Field gallery and some misunderstand ing, in consequence, with his "com mittee," and resigned. Gustaf O. Dalstrom was elected to the presi dency. Two more shows were held at Field's under Dalstrom's leadership. The show of 1927 furnished a fillip of excitement through a raid by po lice who removed half a dozen nudes from the walls — not very harmful nudes at that — not nearly so spectac ular as the Art institute's unclothed ladies. The Field store gradually lost in terest as the show became just an an nual event, and in 1928 the exhibi tion was staged in a huge room above Kroch's bookstore. Dalstrom then re tired from the presidency. The ninth and tenth exhibitions, with Vinol M. S. Hannell as leader, were held in the Chicago Evening Post building (since vacated by the Post), 211 West Wacker Drive. Last spring, though the plans for the "Salon des Refuses" fell through, a number of the ultra-conservative "rejected," who once turned up their noses at No-Jury, sent things in. No- Jury still meant freedom! But as a radical movement in Chi cago art, No-Jury seems to have served its purpose, and, unless the "old hats" want to take it over, it is ready for the chloroform funnel. MUSIC Opera and Wax JVorhs Sketches and ideas submitted for Commercial Greeting Cards Wm. Mark Young 310 South Racine Ave. (Begin on page 31) its first hint of how fine conductor and orchestra can really be. As is his wont when he buckles down to a chore in the grand manner Stock became as feverish as a debutante. The orchestra lined up on its toes. When they finished the clients roared with joy. And now let us give ear to the new and worthwhile on discs. THE new RCA Victor machines are straggling into town one by one and will presently be on sale at Lyon and Healy. One or two have been brought in for demonstration. They are full of wonderful gadgets. You can make records yourself, shift records with an automatic changer, and play the new long playing discs. In case Stokowski or Notre Dame is 66 The Chicagoan no need to ./hop around for chri/ima/ qi'f tv — bn'nq qour Lfyb bo — It's an old Chicago custom among the smartest to come to Frederic's for Christmas gifts. For here are gathered the latest styles in jewelry, the clev erest handbags for women who want really distinc tive gifts that aren't expensive. If there were a pleasure insurance, we'd take it out on our lovely things, for they do make such "hits" — specially at Christmas time. 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Starr Best 82 Blackhawk Restaurant 77 The Blackwood 69 Brentano's 11 Capper 8s? Capper 75 Carlin Comforts 61 Carter's 11 Chez Louis 79 Chicago Daily News 83 Chicago Rock Island 6? Pacific 73 Club Alabam 81 Club Ambassadeur 81 Commonwealth Edison Electric Shops 69 Covered Wagon Kennels 71 Cunard Cook Line 80 Cunard Steamship 78 DeMet's 79 Marshall Field & Company.... 3 Foster Shoe 77 Harriette B. Frank 1 1 Frederic's 67 Index to Advertisements Ellen French - 82 Mrae. Galli - 79 Gaston's Louisiane 76 Dorothy Gray 5 Hamburg-American Line 73 Harding's 68 C. C. Hendee 71 Mrs. M. F. Hillis 71 Hinckley & Schmitt 55 Holland 6s? Costigane 1 1 Ireland's 79 Robt. W. Irwin 67 Joint Emergency Relief Fund.. 8 Kanesburg Kennels 71 Katherine Kay 11 Kenwood Mills - 65 Hotel Knickerbocker 82 Knoedler Galleries 82 L'Aiglon - 77 Lake Shore Drive Hotel 63 Hotel LaSalle 79 The Little Gallery 76 Lyon & Healy 66 Henry C. Lytton 6=? 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Madison St. — Second Floor — Drop in for luncheon or dinner and enjoy the pleasant surround ings of Chicago's beautiful new dining room. Complete table service will prevail throughout the day and evening, featuring a variety of home cooked special dishes. Open from 10:30 A. M. to 9:00 P. M., including Sundays. you Will Like It! JUST WON DER.FU I. FOOD J on the air you flip a button and you have a super-super radio. The man played us one of the new records, performances they're called. They are apparently made of paper and you can a'most fold them up like an old hat. When you put them on the table and turn the key the needle starts on its circuit in slow time. You can hear two movements of the Fifth Symphony without getting up out of a comfortable chair. The awkward old breaks at the middle of important passages are going to be eliminated entirely. It's quite a machine. Take a look at one for yourself. There have been some rich orches tral recordings released during the past month. For instance, from Brunswick comes a Tristan and Isolde Prelude conducted by the eminent Furtwangler. A sombre, slow-paced, brilliantly colored version. Albert Wolff and the Lamoureux Orchestra contribute a new Franck D Minor, and if you haven't this great sym phony in your collection you can for get about all the older pressings in favor of M. Wolff and his colleagues. Also Brunswick. Stokowski adds the weatherbeaten Finlandia to his long catalogue of re cordings. He plays it for all it is worth, which is very little. Better by far are two more orchestral ar rangements of Papa Bach, the "little" G minor Fugue and another Choral Prelude. These are faultless tran scriptions, reverently recreated. From Herr Mengelberg (and where is he these days, by the way) comes a faultless rendition of the overture to Hansel and Oretel. The New York Philharmonic Orchestra does wonders with Humperdinck's tender tribute to childhood. Our own Frederick Stock adds the prelude to the third act of Lohengrin, and, on the other side, the march from the second act of Tann- hauser. Worthy recordings, if you are fond of the more popular Wag nerian excerpts. Stokowski, Mengel berg and Stock record, as usual, for Victor. If you have an avid curiosity in regard to Lily Pons, the Metropoli tan's sensational coloratura, the Co lumbia company will satisfy it with pressings from The Tales of Hof- mann and The Magic Flute. The Mozart is especially delightful. Colum bia a!so releases some charming songs of the Auvergne, sung by a Madeleine Grey, in interesting harmonic arrange ment. They will remind you of the second act of Peter Ibbetson where Taylor made such splendid use of old French chansons. Columbia follows through with the Tauber boom. He has made the good old Two Grena' diers of Schumann and the reverse side of the plate carries a dramatic ballad called The Three Comrades. Another aspect of the great Austrian tenor. Victor picks up two superb moments from the third act of Die Meistersinger, using those great artists Elisabeth Rethberg and Friedrich Schorr as Eva and Sachs. The titles of the songs are too long to quote, but the records are 8195 A and B. Brunswick's best contribution to the monthly vocal literature is the Per pieta, ben mio from Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte. It is sung by a lady named Felicie Huni-Mihacsek but she has a lovely voice. Our monthly award for particular merit goes to Columbia for a much- needed Masterworks Set: the record ing of the Chopin Etudes in toto. The pianist is Robert Lortat and don't let the fact that you've never heard of him stop you. Somebody said once that only a Slav or a Frenchman can play Chopin and M. Lortat seems to bear out the statement. He has a mountainous technique, superb intel ligence and he does some unconven tional things with the old familiars that will knock your eye out. Hope he comes over here soon. Columbia manages to catch the piano quality better than any of the other record ers. None of them is perfect. Wit ness the Brunswick record of Brailowsky tinkling away at the Liszt- Wagner Spinning Song. The popular field has been crowded with banalities this month. November should see the emergence of the hits (probably five or six) from Jerome Kern's The Cat and the Fiddle. The Band Wagon music continues in fa vor. Victor Young and his orchestra does it all over again, adding Confes' sion, a song with a very amusing lyric. Brunswick. CHICAGO The Opportunity City of 1931 rfhe CHICAGOAN The Opportunity Magazine of 1931 STATEMENT OF THE OWNERSHIP. MAN AGEMENT. CIRCULATION, ETC.. RE QUIRED BY THE ACT OF CON GRESS OF AUGUST 24, 1912. State of Illinois, 1 County of Cook, Jss- Before me, a Notary Public, in and for the State and (county aforesaid, personally appeared E. S. 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He started life as a rather small Manchester ter rier. That was nearly one hundred years ago. Then he went to Germany which was about the same as going to college. When he was graduated from Germany he was a quite dif ferent dog. They made him join the police force; an excellent idea, because he turned out to be a four-legged whirlwind. He was a quick thinker, fast of foot and always got his man. Nor would he ever double-cross his police colleagues for the juiciest bone in all Berlin. And not very long ago he came to America where he has made a great hit. TWO INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS CHOWS, THE CHAMPION NEE PHOS, AND OWNER. He is pleasant in manner and character, faithful, fearless, attentive and reliable as a watchdog. A sure defender of his master, dis trustful of strangers, he possesses conspicuous power of comprehension and great capability of training. In consequence of his character istics, physical beauty and attractive size, he is an ideal house dog and escort. In color the Doberman is generally black and tan; sometimes he's solid black, brown or mole blue with rust red here and there. But he never shows the white- feather and no matter what his coat is he never turns it. All of his markings should be clearly defined. The tail should be close- cropped and the ears pointed. The coat should be short, hard and ought to lie close. According to American Kennel Club specifi cations he should stand from twenty-four inches to twenty-seven inches at the shoulder; the female should be slightly shorter. The Doberman is a safe companion and playmate for children and can be depended on to guard them from danger. He adores a good fight, but if his master says no, then it's no. Of course, this obedience may not always apply to chasing small game, for after all, a gentleman must take his pleasure somewhere. In dog circles you often hear the expression — "A.K.C. ratings," or "it is an A.K.C. Show," etc. A.K.C. stands for the American Kennel Club. It has headquarters in New York, and its members are the various Kennel Clubs throughout the United States whose delegates in convention annually direct the affairs of the Club. The American Kennel Club maintains a registration bureau, where certified pedigreed dogs may be registered, and where the records of show winnings are recorded. Owners of Kennels may also register the name of their Kennels with the Club for pro tection of both themselves and their customers. Every application for registration of a dog must specify a choice of three names (there are no duplicates), and must be certified as to pedigree by the owners of both the dam and sire. Why not the World's Largest Dog Show as a part of the World's Fair — five thousand entries as a minimum? Winners would have to be some dogs. SIEGER HAMLET VON HERTHASEE, AN ES PECIALLY HANDSOME DOBERMAN. 70 The Chicagoan PUPPIES by the World's Greatest Dobermann Pinscher Hamlet von Herrhasee, recently import ed from Germany, is an outstanding Dobermann of the entire world. His sons and daughters have consistently proved show winners. But the qualities that have made these show dogs also make ideal pets. The Dobermann is one of the mo£t intelligent of all dogs— a wonderful pal and playmate for children. See this great dog and puppies he has sired at THE RENNELS KENNELS LAKE VILLA, ILL. Chicago Phone — State 1183 Training School for Dobermanns Only Owners: Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Reynolds and Mr. Arthur F. Tuttle The Schnauzer Hollywood's New Favorite We have both sizes Mediums (30 lbs.) Giants (90 lbs.) Ideal for Country Estates or Apartment Intelligent - Fond of Chil dren - Guardians A.K.C. Eligibility Covered Wagon Kennels Naperville, 111. Chicago office: 105 W. Adams St. OF FYVIE KENNELS offers for sale Scottie puppies by Champion Ardmore Skipper "A good Scottie lends distinction to the owner" Mrs. M. F. Hillis 6939 Jeffery Ave. Chicago, 111. Hyde Park 0343 You May Lose Your Dog Sometime, Old Age May Take Him At best, he will not al ways be with you. Therefore, why not have a portrait painted of him so that you will never forget the faith ful fellow? A portrait in colors painted from an enlarged photo graph? Any size desired and done absolutely true to life. C* C* Hendee 1251 N. Dearborn ADORABLE CHOW PUPPIES We are offering chow puppies from the world s finest bloodlines at most reasonable prices — champion stock, some sired by the internationally famous Cham' pion Nee Phos, valued at more than $10,000.00 and the best chow in sixteen recent big shows. Wauchow is one of the very largest and finest chow kennels in America, owning, undoubtedly, more chow champions than any other chow kennel in this country. Chicagoans, come out and see The Home of Cham pions! Wauchow chows are famous for sweet, lovable dispositions. WAUCHOW KENNELS Reg. A. K. C. Mrs. Wm. R. Crawford, Owner Waukegan Rd., 1 mile north of Glenview, 111. Dogberry Barbed Wire KinKSthorp Sand Storm Puppies for sale by these great dogs. . Harrington, Illinois Alex H. Stewart — 30 North Michigan — Cent. 3978 m -..* ••*¦ Casar v. Obertraubling International Champion Young stock sired by this wellknown champion for sale Stud charge $75 Exclusive breeders of Harlequin Great Danes Mrs. M. K. Nielsen Hinsdale, Illinois Phone: Hinsdale 1905 SCOTTISH TERRIERS from the "lANSAy" Kenne! AT STUD IANSAY JESTER - - $30 A.K.C. 688188 IANSAY SONGSTER - $30 A.K.C. 750046 Good Puppies Usually Available DOROTHY B. WHITTLE Deerfield, Illinois Phone Deerfield 240 Handling and Conditioning I have spent years in the work of condition ing dogs of all breeds to win at shows. The rec ords will prove my claim that I put them down the right way. Will make all the shows East and West. For conditioning, handling, and showing dogs of all breeds, write or wire me. Jimmie Sullivan Professional Bench Show Handler Waukegan Road, Northbrook, III. Telephone Horthbrook 50 The KANESBURG KENNELS the result of years of research by Henry L. Kane, are the most beautiful, hu mane and efficient kennels in the United States. Over $50,000 has been invested in making it a unique institution for the BOARDING and TRAINING of Dogs of All Breeds The kennels are under the supervision of William Schafer, internationally rec ognized breeder and trainer, assisted by other trainers of high moral traits and original in their methods, none of whom has been taken from any kennels in the United States. All training and directing is done by word of mouth, physical punishment be ing obsolete. The Directorate of the Kennels pro vides for each dog a bed in a private indoor stall 8'x6' and a private outdoor runway S'x35', thorough sanitation, daily grooming, and daily showers. Fresh meat, beef, vegetables and other ingredients conducive to healthy coats and perfect condition are provided daily. Kanesburg Kennels 7418 Higgins Road, Chicago, 111. Phone: Newcastle 1785 William Schafer Supervising Director of Training Kennels International Grand Champion Klodo Von Boxberg True to tradition, the Kanesburg Kennels since their inception, pay particular attention to the tem perament and intelligence of their German Shepherds. With that in mind the acquisition of the world famous International Grand Champion KLODO VON BOX BERG and other importations took place. The result is that a German Shepherd puppy or trained dog which is acquired from the Kanes burg Kennels is the pride and de light of the household. A German Shepherd from the Kanesburg Kennels represents beauty, utility, structural perfec tion and supremacy in the show ring. Some puppies and trained dogs are at present available Kanesburg Kennels 7418 Higgins Road, Chicago, 111. Phone: Newcastle 1785 William Schafer Supervising Director November, 1931 71 Serge Lifar and Carl Randall And Other Notes on the Dance By Mark Turbyfill SERGE LIFAR, WITH OLGA SPESSIVTZEVA AT LEFT, IS COMPOSING THE CHOREGRAPHY FOR PROKOFIEFF'S NEW BALLET, Boristene. THE pages of Ethel Mannin's complex- haunted Ragged Banners — "a novel with an index" — glitter with names of some of the dancers who were brilliant in DiaghilefPs Russian Ballet. These names sparkle from the type and enliven the text with memories of the magic movements of their owners. "... they're doing 'Les Matelots,' 'Les Sylphides,' and 'The Midnight Sun,1 " declares Gladys Pinker. "A bit old fashioned except for 'Les Matelots,' I'm afraid, but it's Danilova and Woizikovsky in 'The Midnight Sun.' " "I don't know why they keep on reviving the old romantic tradition like this," she con- tinues. "She went into transports of delight over 'Les Matelots.' " " 'Marvellous,' she kept repeating at inter vals, 'Simply marvellous. Lifar, of course, is brilliant. Quite brilliant. And so beautiful, don't you think?' " The effusions of Gladys Pinker, assistant editor of an imaginary "red" journal of Lon don so outraged the sensibilities of Ragged Banners' tragic hero that "he thought of the James Stephens poem — 'I cut her throat and serve her right.' " When I saw Serge Lifar dance in Apollon Jvtusagete, Ode, Le Pas D'Acier, La Chatte, and other ballets, he was, as a matter of fact, all that that "born murderee" said of him. The prismoidal clarity of his attitudes was startling. At the time, I thought that his dancing, due to his youth, was cold, like the unemotional movements of a beautiful ma chine. It was, of course, this very impersonal quality, the absence of sultriness, which made his dancing cold and sharp as hailstones fall ing, and as challenging. Serge Lifar is now ballet master of the Theatre National De L'Opera. Last season at the Opera he produced the ballet Bacchus and Ariadne, with music by Albert Roussel, and costumes and settings by Chirico. He writes from Paris that he is preparing the choregraphy of Boristene, a new ballet in which he has collab orated with Prokofieff . The decors and cos tumes are by Gont- charova and Larionoff. The production of Boristene will be a happy event for the world of music and the dance, and — if she exists — for the flesh and blood original of Gladys Pinker. But what will she feel about two more re vivals of the "romantic tradition"? For Lifar says that he finds time not only for his new creations, but that with Olga Spessivtzeva he will revive Gisele, and that he will also dance Le Spectre de la Rose. 1 HE dancing in The Third Little Show clomb (poetically speaking, begging your pardon) to the heights of — well, say it was to the heights of a Simmons Beauty- rest, and reached a pique in Carl Randall's Le Five 0'Cloc\. After the performance at the Great Northern theatre I heard three old ladies daring to guess at the inner meaning which teased and threatened to spring from the symbolic coils and postures of "She" and "He" as enacted by Gertrude McDonald and Mr. Randall. "I think it is a take-off on Harlequin and — and — what's her name?" "I'm sure I don't know." "Mary Wigman? — " "Oh, yes — Columbine!" Le Five 0'Cloc\ is an energetic and sophis ticated little ballet which draws upon the wealth of material to be found in the cocktail hour, sometimes experienced as the hour of tendresse. Carl Randall's ingenious choreg raphy, whether looked upon as satire or as a creative experiment in modern dance plastique, owes something, perhaps, to the precedence of such ballets as Les Biches, Le Pas D'Acier, Le Fils Prodigue. And surely Mr. Randall quotes, with all the awareness of a T. S. Eliot, that romantic and unforgettable leap out of the window with which Nijinsky terminated Le Spectre de la Rose. But in Carl Randall's Le Five 0'Cloc\ the quotation implies a blase young man who, after cocktails and tendresse — even though he did not spend one-third of the time in bed — arose refreshed, or bored, or both, and fled through the window, leaving his "Columbine" in a state of nerves and in an attitude of modern sculpture. And he called it, presumably, "an afternoon." Gertrude McDonald, in a short salmon-pink skirt, was as lovely as the long-limbed figures volume of sound. of Arthur B. Davies, though less dreamy. Clad in a blue jacket and pantaloons just less tight than tights, Carl Randall's costume was "assez moderne." The mild acrobatics, the ports de bras with wrists bent, gave an effect of inventiveness to his conventional ballet jetes en tournant, pirouettes, and tours en Vair. Mr. Randall's inventiveness did not stop with dancing and dance arrangement; it went on to devise a word accompaniment, some of which was understood in Sandra Gale's recita tive. The music for Le Five OCloc\ was composed by Will Irwin. The ladies and gentle men of the ensemble in Girl Crazy at the Gar- rick theater compose a complex and impressive body which is the dancing star of the show. This is a chorus of the first magnitude, and as it rises brightly into the Arizona skies of Girl Crazy no one can fail to locate it — even if he has failed to read Garrett P. Serviss and "Astronomy with the Naked Eye." In Girl Crazy the chorus does not line up on the boards as for a simple game of dance checkers. They pile up some masses of human architecture breath-taking as a Frank Lloyd Wright apartment building. Occasionally Frances Upton appears. Oc casionally, that is, as a dancer; otherwise she is on the stage most of the time. Her distinc tion as a dancer goes as high as she can kick, and she is mistress of a strange, quick-silver legato movement. Plans are being made to revive Cinderella, the ballet by Ruth Page and Marcel Delannoy which met with so much success at its Ravinia premiere last summer. It will be given again in Chicago some time during the early part of this winter. Delannoy 's music for Cinderella is at once simple and sophisticated, tuneful and dissonant. It lends itself well to visualization, and con tains some passages of excellent wit and humor, notably the gavotte in which Cinderella's two wicked step-sisters expose their conceit and maladroitness in the dance. The romantic waltz for Cinderella and Prince Charming is touching in its sentiment, and clever in the tonal embroideries ¦which flutter over the de pendable waltz form beneath. Given words, and placed in a musical comedy, it might easily become the song hit of the show. To meet the exigencies of the dance world Marcel Delannoy has prepared two orchestral versions of the Cinderella ballet: one for full orchestra, and one for a small ensemble of seven. The latter was used at the Ravinia creation, and was conducted by Eric De Lamarter, who got from it a full and rich 72 The Chicagoan Beauty News from Helena Rubinstein Helena Rubinstein has just returned from Paris, with the newest dis coveries in beauty science: Hormone Treatments and Preparations to rejuve nate the skin... amazing Reducing Prepa rations for home use. . . rare Herbal Masks which bring instant youth to the texture. You are cordially invited to the Salons where these treatments are given exclu sively. 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For further information write L. M. Allen, Vice Pres. and Pass'r Traffic Manager Rock Island Lines 750 La Salic St. Station, Chicago 1141 ROCK ISLAND THE ROAD OF UNUSUAL SERVICE November, 1931 73 Your Clothes THE whole process of purchasing a new suit, from the moment you select the material to the final tryon, is rather enjoyable. At the tryon there's that satisfied glance at yourself in the mirror and the final decision that it's going to look pretty decent on you after all. The chorus of approval from the assembled tailors, cutters and fitters helps out, too. The assurance from the mari' ager that your suit fits you like paper on the wall and that your waistline is certainly youth' ful makes you feel glad about it all. Then the box is carefully wrapped and you leave the shop with the conviction that you have secured a mighty fine suit at a reasonable price, consid' ering everything. And expectations of family congratulations run high as you make your way toward home. At the tryon after dinner you glance in quiringly at your wife. Perhaps there's a mild criticism of the hang of the coat at the shoulders, or a wifely disapproval of the cut of the trousers. Disappointment over the pat' tern is expressed, the fabric is fingered and heads are shaken; the design is deprecated and the price you paid is astonishing, I'm surprised at you, dear, really I am, when we need so many things. . . . Well, then's the time to declare yourself and state that it's your suit and you won't be taken out of it. And in the matter of selecting clothes, at least suits and overcoats, it is a perfectly sane idea to follow the advice of your tailor or your ready to- wear salesman. That is, unless you are thoroughly familiar with fabrics, patterns and designs. During this season your clothier will show you about the same sort of materials that you saw last year at this time. After all, really fine fabrics seldom change much from year to year. There are, now, in the men's shops and department stores fall and winter-weight Saxonies, Cheviots and Wor steds. There are Harris Tweeds and cottage weave homespuns. There are soft Cheviots with a heavy dotted line weave and soft, hand made Shetlands with herring bone and double herring bone weaves. And loosely -woven homespuns and Cheviots which show a defi nite design in the weave. And serges. In fact the variety of materials and colorings is extraordinary. The cut of the suit, especially of the jacket, depends a great deal upon the kind of fabric that is to be made up. No one ever expects Tweeds and homespuns to have too much of a fit. Likewise, a smooth material ought not to be too easy-fitting. But again, your tailor or clothing salesman, if he is anything like the boy he ought to be, will take care of all that. Single-breasted sack suits have, as usual, either two or three buttons. And again this year, as last, the top button on the former models and the middle button on the latter are kept buttoned. Double-breasted sacks have the cus- Hat and for the Winter That's By Paul D. Aldridge tomary six buttons with the top left unbut toned. There is, however, one new touch in regard to jackets that we've noticed: that is the change pocket, flapped and built like any other jacket pocket, and placed just above the usual right pocket. This needless but neat lit tle addition appeared last year on a few top coats and light overcoats offered by some of the shops. And this season, it seems, it will be even more popular on the outer garments. There are, after all, two types of overcoats, either of which will see you more or less comfortably through the winter months. It's more satisfactory to have both, to be sure, but either can be made to suffice. If you are a broad, Tweedy, cold blooded person who wears heavy, rough suits during the cold weather, then the light over coat ought to be enough. If you chill easily, then, of course, it's the heavy overcoat for you. A single-breasted or double-breasted model, whichever you may fancy, is as good as the other. Here again, the design of the overcoat depends upon the material, or if you decide on your cut first, then the fabric depends upon the design. And of course the formality or informality of the garment must be taken into consideration. Double-breasted and single- breasted fly-front designs well-fitted and with box shoulders are naturally more formal ap pearing than loose Prussian-collared Balmacans or other Raglan-shouldered models. Stick Coming /\ London correspondent writes us that Queen Mary is mighty busy pre paring her Christmas gift-lists. In order to stimulate London business, and, for that matter, business all over the Island and maybe all over the Empire, Queen Mary intends to set a good example by doing her Christmas shopping early. Our correspondent adds, "God save the King!" Queen mary is a smart gel and one might as well as not follow her example in a lefthanded way and make up a list of items he would like to receive this year. With such a list pinned on the wall in the hall where the women of the family can see it, the usual question, "George, what do you want for Christmas?" is answered. You might head your list with the new Schick Dry Shaver. That's what it's called, because it really isn't a razor at all. It hasn't a blade; instead, the dry hair is held erect and sheared gently, smoothly, quickly, at the sur face of the skin. No lather is used, no brush; there's no scraping nor irritation caused by scraping. Any kind of beard from the tough est to the tenderest is removed as thoroughly as a close-shaving barber does it. The new Schick is simple to operate, too. You just plug to the wall socket (it works by electricity) and start it going on your face. No moving part touches your skin,- so you can't cut yourself. And the best feature is that the whole shaving job is dry. You can shave as easily and neatly in a bosom shirt as in an undershirt. We saw one at Von Lengerke &? Antoine's. Other stores will probably have them soon, but V. L. 6s? A.'s had the only one in town when we made the rounds, and that was just for demonstra tion. Orders are being taken and a full sup ply will be in soon. You might jot down a new cigarette on your list too. The Condossis Tobacco Corporation is bringing out three new brands. Condossis, for years, has been making cigarettes for many clubs and hotels — private brands, you know. Now he is offer ing three brands, Prince, King and Count Condossis, in several package sizes. The blends are expertly balanced American and Turkish tobaccos, and the packages are rather neat in design; the colors are two shades of blue, rose and tan. And you might add these items to your list : ash trays, ash stands, cigarette cases, cigarette holders, pipes, bill folds, cigars, hair brushes, canes, cocktail sets, cigarette lighters, tobacco pouches and humidors, binoculars, cuff links, Pullman slippers, traveling cases, toilet cases, duffle bags, kit bags, shoe bags, bottle openers, cork screws, jewelry boxes, key purses, bed room clocks, golf balls, golf bags, bath mats, leather garters, leather braces; well, there's a start, anyway. 74 The Chicagoan Walter^Morton Clothes of Distinction and Character Exclusive and authoritatively styled Furnishings and Hats LONDON DETROIT C H I CAG O MINNEAPOLIS OUTFITTERS TO GENTLEMEN 100 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE /VWV V "¦/ VN The KNIGHTLY *\ /*• TUXEDO 5 >< *> $50 xj ALL SIZES FOR MEN AND YOUNG MEN THEC!*.)HUB Henry C. Lytton & Sons State and Jackson CHICAGO EVANSTON - GARY - OAK PARK Read Entertainment' The expert ad vices of critical observers vet eran in the serv ice of an alert and knowing readership, as sembled com pactly and suc cinctly on pages 4 and 6 of this and every issue of The Chicagoan 1891 AND 1931 • • • Qoupe de rs/iaitre Father knew that a gift of Allegretti's was a master stroke in courtship . . . But it wasn't possible in Father's day to drop in for luncheon or tea at Alle gretti's . . . Following the trend of the day, Allegretti's have innovated two new rooms for lunch or tea . . . The Grotto ... 11 East Adams Street . . . modern and delightful . . . The Deck . . . 228 Michigan Avenue South . . . smart rendezvous for lunch or tea . . . Either of these — The Grotto or The Deck — are conven ient eating and meeting places . . . Excellent food and service . . . and, of course, the inimitable Allegretti's chocolates ... an accepted matter of good taste . . . THE DECK-228 MICHIGAN AVENUE SOUTH THE GROTTO--11 EAST ADAMS STREET and 61 EAST WASHINGTON STREET ORIGINAL CHOCOLATES A Disappearing Cocktail Bar Think of it! An ordinary corner in your home, office, club or yacht, transformed into a cheery gathering place for you and your friends. Consult us for an estimate and our reasonable prices. We will also plan your shop or office in the new modern movement. Specialists in metal and glass furniture. THOMAS E. SMITH 2970 Sheridan Road Interior Designing Engineers Bittersweet 4600 November, 1931 75 GASTON'S LOUISIANE Michigan Ave. at 14th St. Michigan 1837 "Where dining is still an Art" Dancing every evening A La Carte Luncheon .75 Table d'Hote $1.50 Daily shipments of Sea Foods from Flor ida and Louisiana cooked in our inim itable manner for the lovers of Salt Water fish. Only fifteen years in business, yet already renown as a restau rant conducted with the pride of an Alciatore. Antoines and Louisi- ane Restaurants con ducted by the same family. Above restaurants were selected by the Literary Digest" as America's best res taurants. Know your Chicago. — Gaston Alciatore. Edna McRae American Dancer A genuine American school A cosmopolitan curriculum ballet : classic steps like fine-cut gems character: life and fire in impassioned feet tap: sophisticated soles get all the breaks Studio : Lyon & Healy Building 64 E. Jackson Blvd. Webster 3772 a little bit of paris just around the corner WHERE those who are connoisseurs of excellent cuisine assemble for the pleasure of an evening. Maison Chapell is a minia ture of Parisian life, luxuri- ous, beautiful and vivacious. You will be served quietly and efficiently by those who have catered to Royalty. You will be pleased as le garcon anticipates your every need, which is the re- suit of years of careful train ing in the greatest establish ments of Europe. The well known Louis Pan- nettier, formerly with Chez; Pierre and Opera Club, pre pares the most delectable dishes so characteristic of French Chefs. Your host, Mr. John B. Chapello, priorly at Ciro's Grill and Opera Club, has made many discriminating friends. You will appreciate the high character and ex cellent cuisine of Maison Chapell. Maison Chapell 1142 South Michigan Blvd. Chicago Phones : WEBster 4240 0825 GOOD CHEER ? GOOD FOOD For thirty years the Red Star has been a gathering place for those -who appre- date German hospitality and German food. And now, in 1931, it still maintains its important position in Chicago restau' rant life. 3&eb g>tar 3nn C. Gallauer, Proprietor 1528 N. Clark Street Delaware 0440-3942 HOME, SUITE HOME Lets Go Down to the Basement By Ruth G. Bergman DO you remember the underwear — not lingerie, but plain old fashioned unionsuit underwear — manufacturer who used to advertise the comforts of his knit goods with pictures of mama and papa and all the kiddies nonchalantly sitting around the living room en deshabille? And are you now aware of the makers of various neat and tidy heat ing plants who arrange window dis plays of happy family life around the oil burner? Well, great is the power of advertising. As a nation, we have never formed the habit of spending our cozy winter evenings at home clad only in our munsingwear — possibly because we no longer wear long ones — but look at the sale of pajamas for all occasions. Father's easy chair and slippers are seldom lined up before the gas boiler, to be sure, and yet the basement, like the stone which the builders rejected is rapidly becoming the chief hearth stone of family life on the gayer side. In my youth my boon compan ions and I tried to do something for another neglected portion of the house when we made away with all the candles in our respective homes and used them, unsuccessfully for all our pains — to say nothing of our aches, — to wax the attic floor and thereby convert the space under the eaves into a skating rink. When that effort failed we repaired to the one concrete floored basement in the neighborhood. Though it was an improvement over most of the cellars which were good for nothing but storing apples and potatoes and see ing one's fate in a mirror come Hallowe'en, it was still a rather smudgy and discouraging apartment when we took it over. Such is the fruitlessness of individual effort, however, that despite all our efforts we did not start a nationwide move ment to convert furnace rooms into community centers. Indeed, it has taken years, plus the power of adver tising and stern economic pressure to transform the basement into a thing of amusement and — perhaps — a joy forever. 1 HE trick has at last been turned, however, and some body has even given a name to the reclaimed basements. Many of those which aren't ping pong parlors are known as ash can theatres, in mem ory of that historic receptacle now approaching extinction and in honor of the silver screen which has begun to function not too badly in the pri vate residence. The basement may become a permanent theatre thus eliminating the necessity of hanging the grand piano out of the window and moving all the living room furni ture every time mother wants to show Aunt Mary how cute baby looked on the beach last summer. Even if the theatre seats have to be stacked in the store room when somebody wants to use the basement for bridge or In the Arcade of the Arcade Building People of discriminating tastes demand not only well-planned and properly served cuisine, but also a dignified and quiet atmos phere in which to enjoy it. You will find thi3 here. SHEPARD TEA ROOM Webster 3163 616 S. Michigan Avenue The Little Gallery Christmas sale of small and prints. Beginning watercolors, oils November 16. Auditorium Tower 56 East Congress Street The Chicagoan San Diego for real enjoyment this winter A vacation you'll thrill to! Absorb that healthful winter sunshine. Play golf. Go riding. Visit Agua Caliente — or just do a little plain loafing! You'll find PARK MANOR an ideal stopping place. Close to everything, finely appoint' ed, quiet, com' fortable. Folder on request. PARK MANOR Adjoining world renowned BALBOA PARK 5th and Spruce BACKGAMMON Improve your win ning chances before you enter any prize game. Learn the fine points and all the de tails about Backgam mon. Private Instructions Mr. Gabriel The Backgammon Club 639 Morrison Hotel Phone — Dearborn 5118 COUTHOUI FOR TICKETS A TASTEFULLY DESIGNED MASTER BEDROOM BY ROBERT W. IRWIN. billiards, the projector and the screen need not be too much disturbed. The basement seating capacity, too, is apt to be much greater than that of the living room, and the aisles are free of coffee tables, lamps and other hazards of darkness. Altogether, there is a tendency to use more of the house and to use it harder, which is not only good eco nomics but also good household man agement. An attractive basement makes it possible for more members of the family to entertain simultane ously than ever before, or, when the mood for solitude comes on them, to possess their souls in more widespread privacy and greater peace. Which may or may not be one reason why lots of girls don't leave home. So if you have a basement which you would like to work over into an ash can theatre or game room, don't forget that this is the time for all wise men to come to the aid of their cellars, first, second and third floors. You may not have a lot of money just now but neither has the carpen ter, the painter nor the steam fitter, and oh, how hard and well they will work to get a little. It is said that the only artizans still clinging to their trades are the very skilled ones. Many of the men who passed as building mechanics ¦when construction was thriving and workers -were there- TkeE Sli venmg j uppers hy Fc The motif of the Grecian janc/a/ is seen in many of the new productions oster A Foster Slipper in Black or White Crepe with Silver Kid . . . $18.50 Foster Slipper in Black or White Glacette, $ 10.50 Foster Slippers are Tinted to any Shade F. E. Foster & Company 115 North Wabash Avenue 7o5o South Shore Drive «-- 519 Diversey Parkway = Oak Park = Evanston TIMES THAT STIR YOUR PALATE After the game — on a crisp Novem ber evening After the theatre — a chat and a piquant snack After a day of bear markets For celebration or solace the answer is L'AIGLON Rare foods pre pared in our in imitable French- Creole fashion. Rare music to tan talize the toes or soothe the nerves. Rare congeniality Dancing from six to one Luncheon Dinner Supper The New BLACKHAWK Features A Full Course Dinner $1.50 EARL BURTNETT and his orchestra Dancing and Entertain ment Continuous 6:30 to closing Tsjo Cover Charge at any time The New BLACKHAWK 139 North Wabash November, 1931 77 FLANNELS and FOULARDS imtead m kiM and aolodhed When winter comes . . . Give yourself a glorious change of scene and climate . . . take a short cruise fo the sun-drenched \West Indies. Again Cunard is offering a pro digious choice of winter cruises, amazing in their attractiveness. The famous cruising steamer Fran conia opens the season, sailing from New York Dec. 19 along a new itinerary . . . dap Haitien, near the ornate Palace of ^Ailo and the Citadel, former residence of Mis Qlack Majesty, King Cristophe . . . Curacao . . . Cartagena, the proud grimly-walled metropolis of the Spanish Main, a blaze of gleaming white mangrove shores along historic Qoca Chica . . . Colon and Havana. 16 days . . . with Christmas Day in Curacao and New Year s Eve in Havana. Rates $175 up. Note also the sailing of the SCYTHIA, the "New Year's Eve Special", on December 26 to Nassau and Havana. 9 days . . . $125 up. Other cruises of 9 to 23 days. Greatly improved accommodations. A vast variety of itineraries. Sailings up to April 1932. Reduced rates $1 20 to $225 minimum. Your Local Agent or 346 N.Michigan Ave. (Chicago CUlflR D UJCST mNDICS CRUISES fore relatively scarce, were attracted by wages of twelve and thirteen dollars a day rather than by any par' ticular talent for bricklaying or plumbing. The union scales still provide for twelve and thirteen dol lars a day, but the scarcity of pay days has effectually discouraged the inept, so that those men who have survived are the fittest of the fit. Employing them would be a good investment at any time. If the slump has done no other good, it has at least provided an additional argument for the proponents of the own your own home movement, viz., that the value of the private residence has decreased less during the depression than that of any other type of property. At least that is one conclusion drawn from the surveys of a summer when surveys flourished as luxuriantly as did the cotton and peach crops. A recent appraisal made for a loop bank indicated that the decrease in values between 1926-27 and 1931 was fifteen per cent for private resi dences as against twenty-five to forty per cent for apartment buildings and thirty per cent for vacant property. Even in the face of these large and oppressive figures there are those who state that the percentage of deprecia tion in real estate has been less than in any other commodity. This contention is strengthened by the attitude and policy of the major ity of life insurance companies which continue to loan large amounts of money on real estate without any apparent hesitation or trepidation. According to the National Associa tion of Real Estate Boards which made a study of the practices of 1 3 1 insurance companies, the majority will loan up to fifty per cent of the value of almost any type of property. Some of them advanced larger amounts this year than last. The sums loaned ranged from $3,000 on single family houses to $1,000,000 on office buildings. The inference drawn from the attitude of the in surance companies is that they are now prepared to advance millions of dollars on well selected real estate. It appears that Chicago — or near-Chicago — is at last to have one of those glass houses at which Frank Lloyd Wright has been daring the world to throw stones. Charles Leonard Morgan, Mr. Wright's Chicago associate is said to be drawing plans for a north shore studio apartment building of glass and steel. Lightness of construction coupled with unusual strength are given as advantages of this type of building. If this is not enough to lure future residents it should be noted that the apartments are going to be handsome duplexes with wood burning fireplaces. Mr. Morgan, who has often given Chicago some thing to think about architecturally, can be depended upon to produce something unique and interesting. THE NEW CARS Happenings in Motordom By Clay Burgess SEVERAL years ago a trophy was offered by Samuel B. Stevens, millionaire automobile manufac turer and famous race driver of early days. By terms of the trophy pres entation, any car competing must be an American stock car, fully equipped and with standard closed body. Recently in a tough, gruelling con test of speed, endurance and daring, a Marmon Sixteen standard sedan won the Stevens Perpetual Challenge Trophy by maintaining the record speed of 76.425 miles per hour for twenty-four continuous hours on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The car covered a total distance of 1,834.21? miles. The new record exceeds the old mark established by a Stutz car in 1927 by 7.98? miles per hour in average speed and by 191.61? miles in distance covered. The whole con test was under the official supervision of the American Automobile Associa tion and the new record is now sub ject to the official confirmation of the A. A. A. contest board in Wash ington. The victorious Marmon Sixteen was a five-passenger sedan picked at ran dom from the Marmon factory by a committee of A. A. A. officials. Roaming the high ways of the West from Colorado to the Pacific and from Oregon to Mex ico is a motor car striking in appear ance. Big gold circles on both doors of each side proclaim its name as 846 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago Our new fall importd' tions of Chinese and Japanese Art Objects and TJpvelties suitable for Interior and Gifts of all occasions are now on display. San Hicolas Taxco by Ahon C\ar\ Lovers of the Southwest where the influence of the Spanish settlement is felt in architecture and customs will find the showing of Alson Clark's paintings of Mexico particularly charming. November 8-23 O'BRIEN ART GALLERIES 673 N. Michigan Avenue Also showing woodblocks of Mexico and the southwest by Gustave Baumann. The hospitable atmosphere of the galleries invites you to make it a meeting place for friends — a place to stop, to chat, and to smoke. Now Available As Gifts Paul Brown etchings of Polo players and horses #15 to #25. Marguerite Kirmse's famous "Scotties" #15 to #30. Modern Currier and Ives prints #12. INTERIORS ANTIQUES 78 The Chicagoan DINE and DANCE Where Food and Music Are on Their Best LUNCHEON 11 :30 a. m. to 2:30 p. m. 85c DINNER ?:30 to 9:00 p. m. $1.50 Dancing Daily till 1 A. M. Saturdays till 2:30 A. M. TERRACE GARD E N in the Morrison Hotel Clark and Madison Sts. MANN'S RAINBO Sea Food Tavern 73 East Lake Street A Step Off Michigan Avenue Band, 1U ^oom- 6.30 to 1 *• M- November, 1931 79 FRANCONIA WORLD CRUISE An open road to trie places of the earth once remote and cele brated only in sailor s yarn and poet s song . . . Bali, island home of the loveliest native women in the East Indies . . . Saigon, Canton, Korea, Nilclco, Zamboanga . . . included without extra cost, as well as all the usual highlights of such a voyage. Rates greatly reduced. $1750 and up. 33 ports of call. 140 delightful and instructive days; a cruise ship Known all over the seven seas as the ship of supreme comfort, yet of a size as to permit of deck-to-dock transportation in the majority of the ports. Eastbound from New York Jan. 9th. Literature from your Local Agent or CUNARD LINE 346 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago TH0S.C00K 6- SON 350 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago ^liShiiai HANDSOME BODY CONTOURS AND NOTABLE COACH WORK ARE SHOWN BY CHRYSLER. Cactus Kate's Kid. The car is paint ed in black, red and gold and in a futuristic, checkerboard pattern. It commands instant attention. Cactus Kate's Kid is carrying on a work started more than fifteen years ago by the original Cactus Kate, a Packard Twin Six -which became famous through its efforts for good roads. Much of the credit for estab lishing several connecting links of the Lincoln Highway was given to Cac tus Kate and to her "offspring," Cac tus Kates II and III. The mission of Cactus Kate's Kid is to travel the cities and highways to promote new and better roads and to arouse pub'ic interest in safe and bet ter traffic conditions. Just recently Cactus Kate's Kid was sent over the official straightaway speed course on the beach at Baja, California. Although the beach was soft she covered the distance five times for an average of 85 miles an hour, a new record for the course. This was only an incident on a 2200- mile tour of California undertaken for the purpose of carrying an official invitation from Governor Rolph to the cities of the state for La Fiesta de Los Angeles. Cactus Kate's Kid is a Packard Eight club sedan. Officials of Earle C. Anthony, Inc., expect the car to establish a new record for automobile mileage. In Buenos Aires, gay capital of the wealthy Argentine Republic, two glistening Nash cars recently carried away first awards for the annual Automobile Beauty com petition, which forms a late fall classic in southern society circles. . . . Bi cycles have been equipped with coaster brakes for a quarter of a cen tury. Free wheeling was introduced by Studebaker one year ago. At that time Studebaker sought to explain free wheeling by comparing it with the coaster brake on a bicycle. Now we find that free wheeling is better known than the coaster brake with its twenty-five years of history. This is substantiated by current coaster brake advertising, which be gins as follows : "You all know about free ¦wheel ing in automobiles," and continues with the explanation that a coaster brake bicycle works on the same prin ciple as a free wheeling automobile. And speaking of air-cooled motors, the wide interest of foreign governments in the adapt ability of the air-cooled engine for military work is reflected in the fre quent visits of many representatives of overseas governments at the Franklin plant at Syracuse. Whi'e air-cooling has made far greater ad vances in this country, the past six months have brought about remark able interest with governmental engi neers of foreign powers. Naturally, the United States has been the first government to conduct exhaustive experiments and tests with the Frank lin air-cooled engine. For more than a year the U. S. Army has taken delivery of many Franklin engines, experimenting with them in tanks, trucks, armored cars and other army motor equipment. The success of these strenuous tests has attracted the attention of foreign governments. GINGER ALE I 3.5? LIME - RICKEY I 3.8.° SPARKLING WATER I 3 so THERE ARE NO BETTER BEVERAGES MADE CHECK THOSE YOU WISH AND WE WILL DELIVER AND MAIL YOUR BILL . &ir\chxjLrrd£d THIS smart modern hotel offers more for pleasure and health than any other place in America. Golf, tennis, riding, hiking, swim ming, in a semi-tropical setting. Steam caves, baths, massage, treatments and rejuvenating min eral waters, the equal of famous European Spas. AkkOWH BAD SPMNG.S HOTEL AND BUNGALOWS SUNNY desert, moun tain or valley scenery and air at its best. Come here to play, loaf or build good health. Special low rates this year for the same excel lent food and service. For Reservations or ad ditional information write H. S. WARD, Managing Director. AkkOWHEAD SPRINGS (ESHA PURE SPRINC WATER WAUKESHA PURE SPRING WATER CO. UICA.CC,. I 71 ' ounui PLAY TICKLE-KIT OLD TOPPER!?! It's a game And a CORKER! You'll scream! You'll laugh! You'll LIKE it! For all boys and gals, from 18 to 80 It's the funniest game you ever played! CLIP THE COUPON and SEND 1 BUCK for the ice breaker of the Ages! $1.00 SEND $1.00 TICKLE-KIT CORP. (not inc.) Box 714, Wheaton. 11. Gents: Here's your buck. Now make me laugh. Send a Tickle-Kit to: Name Address 80 The Chicagoan > . 4*-. <? *45r VANITY FAIR Grace at Broadway y Decorated u>i«fc «« -4" S<«>" ™>or i °^ *«* * 15 Ceremoaning LaF.-ive«te & Laverne Nelle Nels. International Dancing Stars Chicago s lav Ercelle Sisters Babe Belm. Darlings of Song and Dance Danseuse %.J _ S* -_. rhnririi fit Anv Ti WmM International Dancing Stars Chicago's Payor ififl Ercelle Sislers Babe Belmoi K M Darlings of Song and Dance Danseuse t. "¦ £-M No Cover Charge at Any Time I >J LEO WOLF'S ORCHESTRA TWM Phone Buckingham 3254, for Reservalio e ^ov p/ace r<* *W) 7~pV^ A pre^nting An»eriCa" ^o*, P/ace J««d) T-frv . ""««/ „„ America* 3 ^c?^''— rToo^^G " '(— W. fe* ??«*'%-- (|^_^ 1S- flandojBh * '¦» Oawn 'or»'ners #>ep/.eope f ~KSr.& November, 1931 81 HOTEL PEARSON Chicago's most cultured Hotel-home! Here ... at Hotel Pearson . . . the re fined, fasf'dious per- manent guest — or the sophisticate who so- journs in Chicago — will find an environment, appointments, and a meticu' lous service that bespeak true culture. Therefore . . . Hotel Pearson has been se- lected as the home of prominent Chicagoans . . . and of some of the most distinguished members of the Opera cast. A restaurant with a continental atmosphere. ATTRACTIVE RATES! HOTEL PEARSON 190 East Pearson Street Telephone Superior 8200 A Unique Shop Established for 20 Years Special ideas designed and executed Smart merchandise for your approval Costume Jewelry Stationery and Dies Christmas Cards Priced beloic and Leather Goods Modern Brass Wood, Pottery and Class have the dollar The T. C. Shop 4th Floor Fine Arts Building 410 S. Michigan Ave. Harrison 3408 Fine Clothes For Men and Boys A^TARR B> EST / *r R«ndolpH «,„,, Wab««h ... CHICAGO ROOMY BUICK COUPE WITH WIRE WHEELS AND AN UNUSUALLY COMFORTABLE RUMBLE SEAT. Recently representatives of the Jap anese army and the Russian Soviet Government have visited the Franklin plant to consult with engineers about the adaptability of Franklin air-cooled motors for truck, tank, ambulance and other mi.itary uses for their respective armies. . . . The total absence of sharp angles, the slanting, visorless and projection-free windshield and well-moulded body sides of the Reo- Royale and Flying Cloud 8-25, or in two other words, the aerodynamic lines, do away with the customary whistle and roar found in other cars when being driven fast into a stiff wind. . . . The unusual balance and stability of Studebaker cars was dem onstrated during a recent factory test. The Six can be tipped to an angle of 56.5 degrees before toppling over; the Dictator Eight to ?8 degrees; the For Outstanding Holiday Parties IN all Chicago there's no other private ballroom like the Oriental Room of Hotel Knickerbocker. A room of unique charm providing an ideal setting for almost every occasion. A flexibility of light ing arrangements that permits amazing effects. A room that can be set ablaze with color — or softened to twilight dreami ness. A new, spring construct ed, beautiful, red maple dance floor . . . with a center panel of glass, softly illuminated by 2,000 multi-colored electric lights, making possible novel dancing and seating arrange ments — a capacity for 1,000 persons. Other smart, smaller private party rooms are avail able, too SEE THEM BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR FALL AIMD WINTER AFFAIRS HOTFT KNICKERBOCKER Walton Place just East of Michigan Blvd. Telephone Superior 4264 Commander Eight to 53 degrees; the President Eight, 130 inch wheelbase, to 54.5 degrees and the President 136 inch wheelbase to 55.25 degrees. Whatever car you buy, or cars, take it out into the open country and see Illinois in Autumn, as Ashton Stevens sees it from his Buick and reports it in his "Column or Less." There are a surprising number of short country runs that take one back instanter to the pre-depression, even pre-war days of simple existence. Go to Galena, for a start, and discover life as it was lived when Grant lived it and still is. With this as a begin ning, and with Stevens' faithfully re ported week-end tours as your Bae deker — Texaco or Standard stations furnish superb road maps — the occa sional fine day before snow can be made a veritable voyage to Yesterday. Ellen Jrench Now showing beautiful new fall merchandise, moderately priced 5206 Sheridan Road HAZEL SHARP School of Dancing BALLET TAP BALL ROOM 1028 Kimball Building WABash 0305 jfe Berta Ochsner .... „.-s Concert Dancer j'^^ Chicago JtB- Art Theatre School 5p" 410 S. Michigan Blvd. Webster 022S ROCOCO HOUSE 161 E. Ohio St. Smorgasbord — Special Sunday Dinner 1 to 9 o'clock Dinner Every Day — 5 to 9:30 Thursday Special — Squab Dinner Tel. Delaware 3688 The Accepted Center of Social Activities Society makes Shore- land its ren dezvous. The enchanting private party room s — t h e evident luxu ry, true refine- ment,continental service have made Hotel Shoreland the recognized center for every social activity. ^? For every occasion, our catering staff provides original ideas, programs, and menus to make your affair different and individual. Weddings, dinners, lunch eons, dances — parties of every des- ff- cription — are successful at Hotel Shore- land. For a dinner treat our Louis XVI dining room offers HOTEL SHORELAND 55th Street ot the take Phone Ptozo IOO0 M. Knoedler & Company Incorporated Established 1846 Etchings by Frank W. 'Benson •f •/ Paintings IVater Colors and Etchings 622 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago New York Paris London Telephone: Harrison 0994, 82 The Chicagoan iocial §olecism§ Figure by FinJccl — Gowns by Finchley Time was when the "lead from fright" and "double on suspicion" were potent factors in many a drawingroom tournament. Historians date those days "B. C." (before Culbertson). *jj Times have changed. The bridge-conscious modern keeps his finessing technique sharpened by following Bridge Champion Ely Culbertson's daily article "Culbertson on Contract" in The Daily News. Ninety per cent of bridge players in the United States use the Culbertson system .... and collect from the per cent who don't. tJAnd unless our Muriel (dummy in the above family foursome) grasps this simple fact, she can grace some one else's bridge fests hereafter. Won't some one It's Smart to Read tell her it's smart to learn contract from the THE DAILY NEWS authority who developed the game just as Chicago's home newspaper */ 9 JJ-.- . HAI^VER *hf occasion White Rock is always a welcome addition. Its sparkle and bubbling vigor make good ties a certainty Guarantee the success of your party with White Rock F ginger ale-you can best please your guests with White Rock Ginger Ale — the only ginger ale made with White Rock. 8