tfive CUICAfiOAN January, 1932 Price 35 Cents ?4 %ft HATEVER the occasion White Rock is always a welcome addition. Its sparkle and bubbling vigor make good times a certainty. Guarantee the success of your party with White Rock . . . For ginger ale — you can best please your guests with White Rock Ginger Ale — the only ginger ale made with White Rock. Are going South The Prince of Wales is responsible for this rage. He wore gray flannels last season at Biarritz and in no time at all smart women were having slacks and skirts and little jackets made of this special gray flannel called Cabana cloth. Cabana is a thin, supple men's wear flannel— perfect for the new masculine trend in women's things. It is exclusive with Field's in Chicago. Slacks, $6.75; Skirt, $6.75; Jacket, $7.50 SPORTS APPAREL, SIXTH FLOOR MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY January, 1932 3 STAGE (Curtains, 8:30 and 2:30 p. m.; matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays, unless otherwise indicated.) MARCHING BY— Great Northern, 26 W. Jackson. Central 8240. Natalie Hall and Guy Robertson in an operetta about love and war on the Austro-Russia front. Eve nings, $3.85. Wednesday matinee, $2.50; Saturday, $3.00. THREE'S A CROWD— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2460. Libby Holman, Clifton Webb and Fred Allen in the revue you've been waiting for. Evenings, $3.00; Sat urday, $3.85. Saturday matinee, $2 50 THE WONDER BAR- -Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Al Jolson in an elaborate importation from Germany: the tunes are grand. Saturday and Sunday eve nings, $4.40. Matinees, $2.50. RHAPSODY IN BLACK— Garrick, 64 W. Washington. Central 8240. Ethel Waters heads a com pany of colored entertainers in a better than ordinary co'ored revue. Evenings, $2.50; Saturday, $3.00. Matinees, $1.50. CHAUVE-SOURIS — Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3 404. Balieff's new version, including some of the more popular bits from the earlier shows; for only two weeks, closing Jan. 16. Eve nings, $2.50. Thursday and Sat urday matinees, $2.00. T)rama THE GREEH PASTURES— Illinois, 65 E. Jackson. Harrison 6510. Marc Connelly's fine epic of the Old Testament told in the naive. imaginative manner of an old Negro. Evenings, $3.00. Mati nees, $2.50. Till January 16. GRAND HOTEL— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. What goes on in a Berlin hotel while people are killing, stealing, seducing, cheating. Eu genie Leontovich heads an excep tionally able cast. Don't think of missing it. Evenings, $3.00. Mati nees, $2.00. BROKEN DISHES— Adelphi, 11 N. Clark. Randolph 4466% A do mestic comedy and that's all we know about it. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. ELIZABETH THE ^.UEEN— Studebaker, 418 S. Michigan. Harrison 2792. Elisabeth Risdon in a revival of the fine Maxwell Anderson play. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.50. THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL— Har ris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. Mary Philips and James Bell in Channing Pollock's rather fine play, and the Dramatic League's fourth offering. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. AS HUSBAHDS GO— Blackstone, 67 E. 7th St. Harrison 6609. Rachel Crothers' bright, easy, workmanlike comedy about a mid dle aged lady from Dubuque who seeks romance in Paris, but returns and stays with her husband. Eve nings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.50. Opening January 18. c 0 N T E N T S Page 1 WINTER SPORTS, by Burnham C. Curtis 4 CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT 6 WHERE TO GO 11 EDITORIAL COMMENT 13 CHICAGO ANA, conducted by Donald Plant 16 THEY GOT RHYTHM 17 IN RE: THE U. S. PRESIDENCY, by Milton S. Mayer 19 THE BUMPER CROP, by Clay Burgess 23 ADVENTURES IN SCHOLARSHIP, by Ruth G. Bergman 27 THEATRICAL CHRISTMAS CHEER, by William C. Boyden 28 GITTA GRADOVA 29 WAGNER AT THE ALTAR, by Robert Pollak 30 RAOUL JOSSET, SCULPTOR 33 NICOLAS REMISOFF, by Mark Turbyfill 36 THE HAMILL TOWER ROOM 40 AMONG THE PERSONALITIES 41 THE CHARITY BALL 43 HOW MODERN ART CAME TO TOWN, by C. J. Bulliet 46 MOVIE OF A MOVIE, by William R. Weaver 47 TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE 48 THE BYFIELD BASEMENT, by George Shealy 49 URBAN PHENOMENA, by Virginia Skinkle 50 DOROTHY DOW 51 NEW YEAR BLUES, by Susan Wilbur 53 FASHIONS, by Jane Currie 54 STRAWS IN THE WIND, by The Chicagoenne 58 LITHE LINES FOR THE LEAP YEAR, by Marcia Vaughn 62 — AND A VAGRANT NEW YEAR, by Lucia Lewis 64 FOR THE FLIGHT SOUTH, by Paul Aldridge and Frank Hesh 66 BARKS AND GROWLS, by B. M. Cummings 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, Martin Quiglev, President 407 South Dearborn street, Chicago, 111. Harrison 0035. M. C. Kirn, 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 Subscrip tion $3.00 annually; single copy 35c. Vol XII, No. 6. January, 1932. Copyright 1932. Entered as second class matter August 19, 1931, at the Post Office at Chicago, Illinois, under the act of March 3, 1879. ART GALLERIES ACKERMAN'S — 408 S. Michigan. Quaint pictures of the 18th Cen tury, in painting, engraving and drawing. ANDERSON'S— 536 S. Michigan. Exhibition of paintings by old and modern masters. BROWN-ROBERTSON CO. 302 Palmer House Shops. Exhibition of Estampes Moderne.s, by Kisling, Perdriat, Picasso, Jouve, Laurencin, Foujita and others. From Maurcl Galleries, New York. GALLERY OF MODERN LIFE - Diana Court, 540 N. Michigan. Exhibition of American folk art. JIRO KAWAGUCHI — 849 N. Michigan. Exclusive Japanese prints and many excellent examp'es of oriental fine arts. M. KHOEDLER & CO. — 622 S. Michigan. Exhibition of contem porary American art in which the following artists are included: Peggy Bacon, Alexander Brook. Glenn Coleman, Stuart Davis. Charles Demuth, Anne Gold- thwaite, "Pop" Hart, Bernard Karfiol, Karl Knaths, John Martin, Joseph Pollet, Charles Sheeler. Nilcs Spencer. Max Weber, Mar guerite and William Zorach. LNDIAN TRADING POST— Italian Court, 619 N. Michigan. Exhi bition of "contemporary Mexico": Mexican popular crafts. S. H. MORI — 638 S. Michigan. Arts of the orient. Rare, unique objects of Japanese, Chinese and Korean arts. M. O'BRIEN & SON — 673 N. Michigan. Exhibition of paintings of Mexico by H. Dudley Murphy and Nelly Littlehale Murphy. January 18-February 13. INCREASE ROBINSON — Diana Court, 540 N. Michigan. Exhibi tion of paintings by Raymond Jonson. Till January 29. ALBERT ROULLIER GALLERIES —414 S. Michigan. Harrison 3171. Seasonal exhibition of fine prints and drawings. Miscellaneous lith ographs by miscellaneous artists. TATMAN. INC. — 625 N. Mich igan. English china: modern and antique crystal service; lamps and furniture. SOUTH SHORE ART SCHOOL— 1542 E. 58th St. Dorchester 4643. Exhibitions of the work of Clay Kelly art students, also much of Mr. Kelly's own work. GERRIT VANDERHOOGT — 410 S. Michigan. Harrison 293 5. Ex hibition of contemporary etchings. TAMANAKA & CO.— 846 N. Michigan. Chinese and Japanese art objects: oriental paintings of all kinds. TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — Later ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHGL1SH GRILL— 316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! MT. ARARAT— 226 E. Huron. Delaware 1000. Armenian cui sine: something different that ought to be tried. Host M. Jacques (who has exhibited at the Art Institute) has done the interior himself. VASSAR HOUSE — 540 N. Michi gan. Superior 6508. Off the beautiful Diana Court and a very modern and colorful spot for luncheon, tea, dinner or even breakfast. L'AIGLOH — 22 E. Ontario. Dela ware 1909. A grand place to visit. Handsomely furnished, able catering, private dining rooms and, now, lower prices. HTDE PARK CLUB— 53 rd at Lake Park. On the roof of the bank building. Excellent luncheon and dinners. Also, perfectly suited for dances, private parties and so on. 4 The Chicagoan ^X^hy neglect your musical education? Today there is no need (or a person to wish they could play a musical instrument. Simplified methods of teaching have made it possible (or everyone to play an instrument. Take advantage of Wurlitzer's 50-free lessons and start today. CONVENIENT TERMS can be arranged on all instruments WuRLlIzER ^^ an.ui.KT.wii ^r 329 S. WABASH AVE. January, 1932 5 THE THIRTEENTH GRATUITOUS ESCUTCHEON, BY SANDOR, IS HERE WITH OFFERED TO STANLEY FIELD. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Di- versey 2322. The home of the famous strawberry waffle whether it be early or late. GASTOH'S L O UISI ANE— 1341 S. Michigan. Michigan 1837. Here you will find dining still one of the arts and here too, the culinary art is even more than that. MAILLARD'S — 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. One of the Town's institutions and an admirable luncheon, tea or dinner choice. They'll check your dog, too. CHEZ LOUIS — 120 E. Pearson. Delaware 0860. French and American catering and private din ing rooms. M. Louis Steffen has his former staff with him. JIM IRELAHD'S OYSTER HOUSE — 632 N. Clark. Delaware 2020. A fine selection of sea foods always wonderfully prepared. SHEPARD TEA ROOM — 616 S. Michigan. Webster 3163. Good foods at reasonable prices; in the arcade of the Arcade Building. EITEL'S — Northwestern Station. Few good restaurants in the neighbor hood, 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. HUTLER'S — 20 S. Michigan, 3 ION. Michigan, Palmolive Bldg. You're always near one or another no mat ter where you happen to be. HENRICI'S— 71 W. Randolph. Dear born 1800. When better coffee is made Henrici's will still be with out dinner music. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Delaware 3688. Swedish menu and you'll leave well-fed and thor oughly contented. MME. GALLI'S— 18 E. Illinois. Delaware 2681. Here one finds stage and opera celebrities and ex cellent Italian cuisine. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. Whitehall 7600. Patronized by very nice people who expect and receive the fine catering. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Delaware 3942. Astonishingly good victuals prepared and served in the customary German manner. HARDING'S COLOKIAL ROOM — 21 S. Wabash. Famous for its old fashioned American cuisine and variety of menu. ALLEGRETTI'S— 228 S. Michigan, 1 1 E. Adams, Pittsfield Bldg. Three convenient eating places, especially 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. PICCOLO'S— 183 W. Madison. Dearborn 5531. Unique French and Italian restaurant where pop ular prices prevail. CHARM HOUSE — 800 Tower Court. A new establishment to open on or about January 20, bringing to Chicago the same food that has been enjoyed and so well served in Charm House in Cleve land for four years. CASA DE ALEX — 58 E. Delaware. Superior 9697. Spanish atmosphere, service and catering and a most unique place. KAU'S — 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. Sound, hearty German dishes that appeal to those who would be well-fed. 40 E. OAK — 21st floor. Whitehall 6040. Roof dining, but very rea sonable in price, and there are magnificent views. JULIEH'S — 1008 Rush. Delaware 0040. Bounteous table and Mama Julien's broad smile. Better tele phone first. MAISONETTE RUSSE— 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakeview 10 554. Russian - European menu and a pleasant different sort of atmos phere. ^'Corning — Noon — Nigh t BLACKSTONE HOTEL — 656 S. Michigan. Harrison 4300. The traditionally fine Blackstone food and service. Margraff directs the String Quintette. Otto Staach is maitre. PEARSON HOTEL— 190 E. Pear son. Superior 8200. Here you will find all the niceties in menu and appointments that bespeak re finement. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL — 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. Rendezvous of the town notables and equally notable for cuisine -ind service. Luncheon. $1.00. Dinner, $2.00. Langsdorff is maitre. COHGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Congress. Harrison 3800. Paul Specht and his band play in the Balloon Room. There's a floor show, too. Weekly cover charge, $1.00; Saturday, $2.50. A la carte service. NEW BISMARCK HOTEL — 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. Art Kassel and his orchestra play for dinner and supper dancing from 7:00 o. m. to 1:00 a. m.; later on Saturday. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. No cover charge. HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Joe Rudolph 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 serv ice. Weekly cover charge, $1.25; Saturday, $2.50. Table d'hote din ner in the Italian Room, $1.50. STEVEHS HOTEL— 730 S. Michi gan. Wabash 4400. George Dev- ron and his band play in the main dining room. Dinner, $1.50. No cover charge. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Ran dolph. Franklin 2100. At College Inn: Ben Bernie and his orchestra. Grand music and good fun. Every Thursday is Theatrical Night. Maurie Sherman plays for tea dances. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 Block, Sheridan Road. Long- beach 6000. Charlie Agnew and his orchestra. Dinners, $1.75, $2.00 and $2.50; no cover charge. After dinner guests, $1.00. Saturdays, cover charge, $1.00; after dinner guests, $2.00; dancing till 2:30 a. m. 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. 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. 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. SHORELAND HOTEL- -5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. The splendid Shoreland cuisine and hospitality are a de'ight 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. EAST END PARK— Hyde Park Blvd. at 53rd St. Fairfax 6100. A popular dining place on the south- side. Table d'hote dinner, $1.00. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chest nut. Superior 2380. The service and the a la carte menus in the Cafe are hard to match, no matter how meticulous the diner may be. Table de'hote dinner, $1.50. HOTEL BELMONT — 3156 Sheri dan Road. Bittersweet 2100. A Paris trained chef who prepares delicious dinners which arc prop erly served by alert, quiet waiters. T)usk Till Dawn PLANET MARS— 188 W. Ran dolph. Randolph 7778. Texas Guinan and her Gang; a good or chestra, a bunch of Hawaiian*, knife throwers, specialty dancers, stooges, gag-men, torch-singers and a beautiful chorus. CLUB AMB ASS AD EUR— 226 E. Ontario. Delaware 0930. A clever floor show; Al Handler and his band. VANITY FAIR — Broadway at Grace. Buckingham 3 254. Floor show, four every evening, and Leo Wolf and his orchestra. No cover charge. FROLICS— 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. Excellent music and the usual good floor show. The club has been remodeled and redeco rated and looks pretty nice. BLUE GROTTO— Van Buren and Wabash. Webster 4122. Good floor show and Corey Lynn and his orchestra. No cover charge. Victor Muzii leads the way. PARAMOUNT CLUB — 16 E. Huron. Delaware 0426. The Town's coziest club. Jack White heads the floor show and The Four Horsemen play. No cover charge. 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. 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— 395 5 South Parkway. Douglas 3600. Earl Hines, at the piano, and his band are back again. Ed Fox is in charge. CAFE WINTER GARDEN— 519 Diversey Parkway. Diversey 6039. Irving Aaronson and his Command ers play and the same old Dempster Road Dells spirit prevails. BLACKHAWK— 139 N. Wabash. Dearborn 6262. Herbie Kay and his orchestra play. Service is alert and Blackhawk cuisine has always been known as perfect. SHOWBOAT— 20 5 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 Southern menus and Anton Lada and his Louisiana Boys from the Ziegfeld Follies. CASA GRANADA — 6800 Cottage Grove. Dorchester 0074. Harley Parham and his Harlem Knights play. No cover charge. Al Quod- bach oversees. GIPSY CAMP — 420 Diversey Park way. Bittersweet 4000. A novel night harbor. Hungarian cuisine and Hartmathy's Gipsy Serenaders. No cover charge. CAFE DE ALEX— 78 W. Randolph. Andover 2438. Spanish atmo sphere and cuisine, Marti's Cas- tilians play and there's an all- Spanish floor show. GOLDEK PUMPKIN — Madison at Hamlin. Van Buren 3880. Maurie Sherman and his band and a floor show. From 6:30 till closing. No cover charge. COLOSIMO'S — 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. 6 The Chicagoan WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT A SPECIAL SHOWING OF acfcan z£ INDIVIDUAL CUSTO (VI CAR AT OUR SHOWROOMS A distinguished new group of Individual Custom cars has been announced by the Packard Motor Car Company — all built on the new Packard Eight De Luxe chassis, with its longer wheelbase, wider tread, Ride Control and many other refinements. We are privileged to display a represen tative selection of these new Packard custom creations in a special, advance Salon — and cordially invite you to come in and see them. Included are Sport Sedans, Town Cars and the smartly new transform able types of Formal Cars — all with coach- work by Packard's own custom body department. In addition, there are several interesting convertible stylings by Dietrich. Our Salon Pre -Showing offers you the op portunity to inspect, just prior to the annual Chicago exhibit, the most luxurious personal transportation the motoring world can offer. A few exceptionally smart custom-built Packards, mounted on the Eighth Series chassis, but identical in appearance with the new Continental Packards, are being offered at extremely attractive prices. These individ ual Custom cars have been used only for dis play purposes, and due to the unprecedented prices at which they are offered, we sug gest an early inspection by those interested. ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE PACKARD MOTOR CAR CO. of CHICAGO 2357 S. MICHIGAN AVENUE January, 193. MIAMI BILTMORE U^+aI CORAL CABLES nOTwl MIAMI FLORIDA RONEY PLAZA hotel Mured A. Gof.-chi. Manag i.g Di: MIAMI BEACH FLORIDA Win. G. McMrtlim, Mdiwamg Din-cto fnESIDENT London Office: Savoy Hotel Paris Office: 3 Rue Anbcr Q Opening under new ownership, the Miami Biltmore brings to winter vaca- tionists the enjoyment of the world's most sumptuous resort hotel at popular rates! Created in 1925 . . . "peak" season of Florida's history . . . when no expenditure was too lavish to pre vide luxury and guest comfort . . . the Biltmore is a masterpiece of architec- ture ... in a rich setting of natural beauty . . . surrounded by the magnifi cent golf course of the Miami Biltmore Country Club. Accommodations range from cozy single rooms to family suites with ample quarters for family servants. In luxurious furnishings and spacious plan, the Miami Biltmore is distinctively comfortable and homelike . . . yet its unusual advantages are well within the scope of a modest vacation budget. The Biltmore Country Club course has been thoroughly reconditioned . . . and, through new affiliations, guests' arrange ments for bathing, fishing, tennis, riding and other sports have been simplified. Open from January sixteenth Wiami Biltmore Country Club adjoining the Hotel HI K>1 Innovations this year at the Roney Plaza include reduced room rates . . . lower a la carte prices . . . club breakfasts — in your room, if you like — at sixty cents to a dollar, without charge for room service . . . and the excellent Cabana Club Luncheon at a dollar-fifty, served at tables beside the big outdoor pool, in the gardens or on the beach. A favorite rendezvous in this gay south ern resort, the Roney Plaza is virtually a complete resort in itself . . . offering many extra comforts and pleasures with' out extra costs! Here you may frolic from breakfast until the following dawn illumines the far rim of sea . . . splash ing in the surf or pool . . . lunching on the beach . . . playing bridge under a cabana canopy . . . soaking in sun-rays in the nude sun-bathing cabinets . . . dancing to the latest rhythms in the gar den ballroom . . . mingling with gay cosmopolites in a glamorous atmosphere of natural beauty, gorgeous fashions and sunshine happiness. Open from Thanksgiving Day Roney Plaza Cabana Sun Club and Palm Gardens The Chicagoan iocial Solecisms Looking back on it all, was Elaine wholly to blame? The social season was a washout, true. But, bridge without Culbertson. Books without O'Brien. Music without Stinson. The stage without Lewis. Bricks without straw, and life in general without The Daily News and its excellent company of critics of the lively arts ... It can be done, perhaps, but it isn't being done. For the benefit of the followers of this sad social saga, our circula tion department is happy to announce that Elaine has taken the hint. She's sub scribed to The Daily News and already 1932 It's Smart to Read is looking up. May we suggest that, in this TWF "DATTV NTT? \\7 Q at least, others may profit by her example. Chicago's home newspaper January, 1932 9 established 1661 ^J» 3UaWliT*4CTUKBTLS ~ 2ZETXIL.EKS "IMVOTLTERS cAll Upholstered Furniture in room above is From Our Own Shops. ¦Jfc Please ask to see sample of down we use. It is real down and we want you to see it. PARK YOUR CAR free as long as you like at this store. Drive up to our doors. An attendant will park, your car and return it when you are ready to leave. EARLY AMERICAN DUNCAN PHYFE Short Sofa of solid mahogany. Tapestry, damask or brocatelle. Long down* cushion . From Our Own Shops !89 TAXI OVER FREE at our expense from any point in the Loop, Loop L or any downtown railroad station. No obligation to buy. 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Early 18th Century. 13x24 inches with leaves down and * s~\ /. 24x37 inches with leaves up . . . j—> JL RADIO HASSOCK in fabrikoid. Round or square shape in choice of many colors. 1 4,5^2 x 16 x 15 inches high $475 OPEN MONDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING UNTIL 10 M 10 The Chicagoan CI4ICAGOAN yln ylnnounceme?it THIS announcement is written on the morning after the Sunday after New Year's Day, a morning when all the world is waiting for the sunrise and if winter comes can spring be far behind. News papers tell us of oldfashioned redblooded banditry rampant in Mis souri, of newfashioned coldblooded kidnapping caught napping in Chicago, of Gandhi's arrest, of a tax tangle too complex for anyone save experts to comprehend it, of assorted suicides, murders, burg laries and points west. Yet we are serene. We look upon the calendar, not upon the newspaper, as we start the day with which we start the year. We look ahead, not back. We survey the scene around us, note its character without relation to its past, and settle down to undisturbed pursuit of our ancient objective, the making a little brighter, a little gayer and a little more worthwhile, of life in these parts. We make our first step toward this objective in 1932 the announcement that, effective herewith, the cost of this magazine to the consumer is adjusted to thirty-five cents the copy, three dollars the year, with paid-in-advance subscriptions spaced out accordingly and a Happy New Year to all. We utter this modest declaration of dividends with due apprehen sion, aware that it hath the ring of prosperity and that prosperity talk has been the undoing of a nobler market than the current one. But we feel, too, that a good example turneth away wrath and, if one good turneth deserves another, even U. S. Steel may not prove un grateful. At any rate, it's a swell way to start a year, and you're welcome. Ca rrying On FOR our second good deed in this naughty world and year, having begun the twelvemonth democratically enough by any standard, we may as well declare, since no one else seems disposed to put it in words, that a major portion of the world's now notorious ills trace to an overabundance of peace on earth good will to men. Mayhap we are profane in the statement. We are not radical. We simply phrase more clearly than most a complaint which we encounter, in other syl lables, on every hand. Possibly we are repetitious. What we are trying to say, the language affording its usual resist ance, is that the spirit of brotherly love seems to have settled like a blanket over most or all of the cardinal reflexes. It is unquestionably a splendid spirit, noble and all that, but we're beginning to believe that it's been somewhat overdone. The traditional difference between rich and poor, competent and incompetent, has become traditional indeed. One man's radio, motor, dwelling or diet, has attained to approximately par with every other man's. An ideally beautiful and economically dreadful condition has been contrived wherein a too beneficent civilization has come to dead level. No wonder it has stopped. What to do about it all is almost too evident for comfort. We need, if we may say so, a generous helping of good oldfashioned avarice, of predatory intent, of malice aforethought and outspoken envy. Most of all, perhaps, we need a full measure of unsullied Amer ican arrogance, Decaturesque insistence upon Tightness or wrongness as the case may be, simple colonial independence for cause and the near, dear ones. Homely vices, all, but how unfailingly triumphant down the ages and how responsive to the touch. This of course concludes our economical editorializing for this year. We're hopelessly lame in the subject. We aren't at all clear about the gold standard and hope to stay that way. Ours is merely the elementary idea that a little good oldfashioned selfishness on the part of the millions of elementary souls in this land of the free would be better for them than any number of messages to Congress, Garcia or the Associated Press. We'll come back to the topic twelve months hence. Hockey /T^HE nice thing about hockey — in case you hadn't noticed — is that J- it's the most vicious sport of our highly civilized time. The play ers are dumped into the arena. Half of them are labeled "Lions," half are labeled "Christians." The patricians in the boxes cheer — even whistle when things reach white heat. The plebeians in the gallery stamp and bellow and vilify — and after a while begin throwing things. The players do not merely oppose each other — they hate each other. They have sharp runners on their skates which can be, and are, used to cut flesh as well as ice. They have shillelaghs, or hockey sticks as they are infrequently called, for cracking pates as well as pucks. The officials know when they're well off and keep out of harm's way, with the exception of an occasional, "See here now, fellows, this sort of thing will have to stop." There are no arbiters — no Landises — in hockey. It is a matter of dog eat dog — and may the devil take a little more of the white meat, if you please. Hockey, for some ineffable reason, remains a sport to be watched by ladies and gentleman, while certain other rough diversions, like prize-fighting, never quite seem at home with a sprinkling of stiff shirts and ermine wraps in the ringside seats. At the prize fights the genteel element is somehow always uncomfortable, but at the hockey games, which offer the spectators by far the greater amount of diver sion, the best people are recognized as an indigenous part of the spec tacle. This is a good thing, because in such times as these the best people are in desperate need of a little diversion. And in being ac cepted at the hockey games they are getting in on the juiciest man slaughter served up to the public since the Caesars handled the match making at the old Coliseum. One By One 1IFE may be getting harder for you, but it's getting easier for us. -> Or at least it should be. We saw an advertisement, come Christ - mastide, for a jigger, or device, that automatically shuts the windows half an hour before the alarm clock rings in the morning. Then, when you get up — not bad, eh? In another place we found an adver tisement for an ash tray — wot we mean, an ash tray. It was so big that if you were in your cups and were afraid of getting the ashes on the floor you could sit in it and still have room to land the ashes on the tray. In another place — in our own little magazine, in fact (now we're not trying to persuade you to read it) — we fell upon a device that holds the book for you while you read in bed. Of course, every thing may not be so elegant in Manchuria or Germany, or in the stock market, but you can't have everything, the prophet has said. And so you can't. Filth in the Home WE'VE been thinking about filth — no, no, don't be like that — we've been thinking about all the recent attacks on filth, filth in literature, in the movies, in the theatre, in the magazines, in the newspapers — everywhere. We thought we'd take up the cudgel along with the advanced thinkers and say, "This is an intelligent age. It is a healthy sign that men and women, grown, are learning not to blush and snigger and have complexes when someone mentions the physical activities common to all animals. We are not children. We know what we want. You call it pornography — you call it filth. Well, friends, we call it life." That's what we thought we'd take up our cudgel and say. We got as far as taking up our cudgel, but when it came to saying the thing the words stuck in our throat (or throats). Personally, it doesn't matter what the next geologic aeon thinks of us. But a lot of people do seem to care — the people who shudder over the Dark Ages and the horrors of Slavery and one thing and another. And just as sure as shooting, which is pretty sure, when the archeologists of that next aeon we just mentioned get to digging, the first thing they'll find is a comic magazine with a picture of a bathtub full of champagne with a girl in it, the next thing they'll find is a novel about a bathtub full of champagne with a girl in it, and the next thing they'll find is a bathtub full of champagne with a girl in it. You know what we think about Sodom — they won't think so very well of us. True, we'll all be dead. They can't hang us. And we only live once. And there's nothing like self-expression. So we sus pect we'll take up the cudgel along with the advanced thinkers and say what we thought we'd say. But unless the reformers get going it's ten to one that a hundred thousand years from now the wizards will be saying to each other, "Boy, oh boy, them babies lived high. No wonder their civilization went to pot in the twentieth century." &+ k^^ ** ^0°° <\** ,<lVN ^ .^°^v:>e S*»* \P ^r ^" *«* v^ ^ *, ,VyP* „>e ,«,<?* ^> <A<* > .«?* ^ :^>y>V! ^ • ^ »% *>* >° .#*** .«*» ** ^v **" „««** _»«* .y*' <** „** .^- vv*-^ e^v 0^ *V vv \V & &°* & X* 12 The Chicagoan Chicagoana An Eye and Ear to the Din and Whim of the Town C o 11 d u c t e d by Do n a l d P l a n t A WORLD-FAMED architectural mile stone, it seems, is passing from our • Loop. Workmen, for several months, have been tearing down the old Home Insur ance Building, the "first skeleton skyscraper," at LaSalle and Adams Streets, to make way for the new forty-two story Field Building which will occupy the half-block facing La Salle, Adams and Clark Streets. The new Field Building will be Chicago's largest office building. It will cover 61,000 square feet of ground area and contain more than 1,000,000 feet of floor space. The main structure will rise twenty-three stories from the sidewalk and the tower will contain nine teen additional floors, the total height of the building being 53? feet. There will be four basements. The architecture will be set-back with light courts on all four sides. And the exterior will be almost devoid of ornaments, its effect in Chicago's skyline being obtained by simplicity and silhouette. Steel skeleton construction with tile arch floors will be used. Graham, Anderson, Probst and White are the architects. The construction contract has been let to the George A. Fuller Company. The wrecking of the old building is being done by the W. J. Newman Company, and twenty- five thousand tons of steel (by Bethlehem) and 770,000 cubic feet of stone will be used in the construction. 1 HE erection of the building will be in three units. The first unit, on the Home Insurance Building site, will be completed August 1, 1932. The second unit on the 120 W. Adams site, will start the same day and is scheduled for completion May 1, 193 3. Wrecking the Standard Trust Build ing facing on Adams and Clark Streets, will start on this same date to make way for the third unit, which also includes the mammoth tower. The entire project will be completed and ready for occu pancy, April 14, 1934. The start of construction will furnish employment over the three-year period to thousands of workers, both skilled and unskilled. 1 he destruction of , \ the old twelve-story structure, designed in 1884 by Major William La Baron Jenney, local architect, soldier and ad venturer, has been underway for several months. And the eyes of the building world have been focused on the wreck ing work, because it was to settle defi nitely a controversy over whether the Home Insurance Building or the Ta- coma Building (which formerly stood on the present site of the One La Salle Building), built three years later, was the first to contain the type of skeleton con struction used in modern city skyscrap ers. Architects, engineers, steel manu facturers and men in the building profession all over the world have been following in the wrecking with interest in view of the disputes which have been waged for nearly a decade. W. B. Mundie, Chicago architect, one time office boy for Maj. Jenney and later his partner, has written a history of the old struc ture, crediting it as the father of skeleton skyscrapers. Mr. Mundie drew the plans. The walls of each floor were supported individually by the iron columns, according to Mr. Mundie. Until a few years ago the structure was generally credited as the one structure which revolutionized building con struction and permitted Chicago to give the skyscraper to the world. And recently a com mittee headed by architect Thomas E. Tall- madge proved conclusively that the old Home Insurance Building deserved all that had been claimed for it. U. S. Mail TT isn't that we wish to drop a load of criti cism on the already stooped shoulders of holiday mail carriers that we relate this. Not a bit of it. The boys in blue (cadet gray, really) had a tough time of it even though there weren't so many Christmas cards to de liver this season as in other seasons. But the information did make us wonder if the post men were complying with regulations of some sort or arc they just a bunch of law-abiding boys? Or what the hell, anyway? Our informer told us that he had ilcd BOY THIS IS ONE ROBBERY HAVE TO WAIT." THAT LL JUST Christmas greeting cards to ten of his favorite speakeasy proprietors at their places of busi ness. He had the addresses correct; he knew that, because he had visited each one during the week before Christmas. For the same rea son he knew the "heat wasn't on." But of the ten cards he had mailed to the boys who buy from the Syndicate eight were returned marked "no such address" or something like that, one was received (the place is listed in the 'phone book as a restaurant) and one was neither received nor returned. Strangers \ YOUNG man had been properly told off ¦^*~ by his gel because he had stated that he never entered into conversation with strangers who addressed him on trains, elevators, railroad stations, hotel lobbies and so on. She thought it was an exceedingly rude, snobbish practice and that he would lose nothing by being pleas ant to people who were friendly even though a bit garrulous. Several evenings later, during the holidays, the young man, while walking home from his train, heard someone in back of him approach ing rapidly. Soon the person caught up with him. "Well," said the person in a cheery voice, "it certainly doesn't seem much like Christ mas, does it, Mr. Wundcrlich?" The young man's name wasn't Wundcrlich and he didn't answer. "Oh," said the stranger as he fell into step with the young man and peered into his face, "you're not Mr. Wundcrlich, are you° ' "No," replied the young man, and then, remembering he had promised that he'd try being friendly to strangers who spoke to him, added, "I'm not Mr. Wundcrlich, but it cer tainly doesn't seem much like Christmas anyway." The stranger, who was wearing a cap, seemed rather embarrassed and quick ened his pace. "No, it doesn't," he agreed and con tinued to draw ahead, "but it's a great saving on coal." "Isn't it, though?" replied the young man. "Great saving on coal, wood, wet feet, Vick's Vapo-Rub, snow shovels, as pirin, quinine, doctors' bills, hall rugs, children's stockings, mittens and kittens." But the stranger, pretty certain by that time that the young man was not Mr. Wundcrlich, but was probably crazy instead, had hurried ahead and was practically out of hearing. University Symph on v TN case you haven't heard about it the University of Chicago has a sym phony orchestra now complete with con ductor, librarian, concertmeister and even a schedule of nebulous programs. The first concert, given a few weeks ago in Mandel Hall, drew a full January, 193 2 13 T! SIR, OUR RADIATOR HAS CEASED SISSING AND HAS CONE BACK TO THE PFUT- PFUT! house that included Frederick Stock (who conducts a symphony himself, you know) , Claire Dux and a capacity crowd of students and faculty members. The band made a good job of the Coriolanus Overture, Schubert's Un finished and some little knick-knacks of Debussy. The gentleman directly responsible is named Carl Bricken. He either did or did not con duct the Yale Symphony Orche-tra (we have heard both versions), but he is probably a Hutchins importation. He has won both Gug genheim and Pulitzer scholarships, plays a rea sonably good game of ping-pong and leads an orchestra with his weight resting on an ad vanced right foot. Bricken is young and per sonable and seems to know his musical onions. His orchestra is polyglot, made up of students, faculty members and three or four stray professionals. The vener able Dr. Martin Schutze is one of the big guns in the fiddle section and Lloyd Stecre of the University business office plays the horn when he hasn't too much business. The command ant of trombones runs the elevator in Harper library during his more mundane hours. Edith Salvi, who harped ably during the Debussy, is the sister of the wellknown M. Salvi, con cert harpist. The janitor from Cobb Hall fits into the picture somewhere, as does Thornton (Woman o,f,-Andros) Wilder, who has been assigned to the triangle, but is a bit lax about rehearsals. Bricken was shy one bassoonist a month before the first concert, so he got a boy named Howard Clark to learn to play one. Howard learned. Bricken is like that. Then there is Mr. Taylor. One day Bricken came in late for rehearsal and noticed a strange face at the principal 'cellist's desk. The face wore a long black beard. The mysterious stranger played ably through the first rehearsal much to the discomfiture of the erstwhile prin cipal 'cellist. When the session was over Bricken spoke a few words of quiet welcome to the newcomer, allowing that he was glad that Mr. Taylor (for it was none other) was to become a member of the orchestra. "But," said Mr. Taylor, wrapping a long black cloak about him, "I will not play in your orchestra. I would not stoop tci play in your orchestra. Go, get me a quartet." So Bricken got him a quartet. No body knows who he is yet. 'Bath Tub Gag HE gentleman had spent an evening at his club read ing several issues of several humorous magazines for want of something better to do. Early the next morning he had motored for several hours out into the country for the weekend at the home of a friend. Upon his arrival a curling match was begun. Weary, after an hour or more of curling, the visitor asked if he might take a warm shower before luncheon. When he had undressed his host escorted him to the bathroom. He entered, glanced around and turned to his host. "What!" he said, "No lady in the tub? I'm either in the wrong bathroom or this is no joke." Community Theatre T is fitting that Chicago, the real birthplace of the American little theatre, should have, twenty years later, the most modern and wt e 1 1 equipped p 1 a n t in the middle west. After five years of success ful production the Loyola Com munity Theatre, 1320 Loyola Avenue, has this year built a $225,000 playhouse. The thea tre, designed by "Andy" Rebori, includes many unusual features such as indirect lighting, Flex- wood walls for their acoustical properties, and the most complete stage lighting equipment in Chi cago. Charles S. Costello, its di rector, believes that the tremendous educa tional and cultural effect of Chicago's little theatre is seldom appreciated, but, neverthe less, most other cities are hopelessly behind in developing this artistic force. This month they are producing The Vaga bond King, the vehicle made so popular by Denis King (who was made so popular by R.H.L.) a few years ago. Clay Chunn, who has appeared in many stellar roles at the Loyola theatre, is cast as Francois Villon. Miss Helen Curtis, well known concert artist, will sing Katheryn de Vaucelles. The choral work and musical direction is under the supervision of Professor Stephen A. Erst. It is interesting to note the cosmopolitan groups from which the theatre draws its act ing talent. In The Vagabond King alone among the occupations represented are lawyer, banker, buyer, sales manager, advertising exec utive, stenographers, teachers, publicity direc tor, accountant, and many students of profes- r 14 The Chicagoan sional work. From all parts of the metropol itan area they come: Lombard, Oak Park, Winnetka, Evanston, Austin, Edgewater, Rog ers Park and the near Northside. And they all have a grand time. Reservations p\UR favorite druggist told us about a v— ' couple of his younger patrons. Eight- year-olds they were — a boy and a girl. Sev eral days before New Year's Eve they came into his drugstore and went up to the soda fountain. "Tommy," said the boy to the fountain man, "Will you please reserve two of these stools for us for New Year's Eve?" The fountain man promised he'd have two of the best stools held for them, but that they'd have to let him know by ten o'clock New Year's Eve if they couldn't be there. Around ten New Year's Eve the boy tele phoned the fountain man and asked if the stools were being held for him. Tommy re plied that the reservation was still good. The boy said they'd be over in about an hour and a half. Then the fountain man printed on two cards: "Reserved for Master Gillmore and party" and put them on two stools. Sure enough, at eleven-thirty the two youngsters came in, took their places on their stools with a great deal of pride, had two chocolate malted milks apiece, making each one last about fifteen minutes, and at a few minutes after twelve o'clock left for home and bed. £arly Chicago TV/TRS. MARY KARTHAUSER who lives ¦*- at 6646 Ridge Boulevard well remem bers one of Chicago's early taverns. Mrs. Karthauser is seventy-eight years old and she recalls vividly the days when she was a buxom barmaid serving beers to the truck farmers and fire-water to the Indians. The saloon and beer garden attached to it were owned by her father, John Zender, who opened it in 1836 at what is now 6648 Ridge Boulevard. Mary was born in a log cabin next door to the inn. She has lived all her life on this site. As soon as she was old enough to carry a tray, she helped her father at the inn. "I'll never forget the first time I waited on an Indian," she told our reporter. "He was big and brown and wore a feather in his hair. He looked at me and I looked at him. And he made a guttural noise. I served him, all right, but I almost dropped the glass." Mrs. Karthauser added that, as she looked back on the incident, she thought the Indian was probably as much afraid of her as she was of him, because the flaxen-haired little German girl that she was must have seemed a strange sight to the swarthy Potawatomi brave. She soon became used to Indians, she said. They never got drunk at the inn, because her father never allowed them more than a glass or two of whiskey, and they were always very kind to her. They used to pass the inn on their way to the Indian villages in Nilcs Cen ter, Gross Point and the Ouilmette Reser vation. /^ERMAN and Luxembourg truck farm- ers were tavern-keeper Zender's best customers. They always stopped to refresh and amuse themselves after a strenuous trip to the Chicago market places. They would unyoke their oxen, feed and water them and stable them for the night. Then, in lusty Teutonic fashion, they ate their meals of sauerkraut, meat, potatoes and beer. After eating, drinking continued and soon songs filled the air, or "66" and euchre were played. They slept in the hayloft, each farmer above his oxen. On Saturday nights the swains and girls from the nearby farms had a grand time at dances held on the second floor of the inn. Later, Mary became sole owner of the estab lishment and was known as the best German cook for miles around. Mrs. Karthauser is the widow of Nick Karthauser whom she married after the death of her first husband, Peter Keil. She now lives with her son, Peter Keil, and her six grandchildren. No Parking ' I ""HERE is one little item that hasn't yet A been used by the Chicago Surface Lines on their car card promotion campaign that tells riders the joys of surface lining and the sorrows of motor car owners. The Chicago Motor Club has dug up the item from somewhere, probably going to a lot of trouble, too. It seems that parking problems date back at least as far as 1 660. The following order issued by Charles II is cited as proof: "Whereas the excessive number of hackney coaches in the city of London are found to be a common nuisance, the streets and highways being thereby made impassable and dangerous: "We command that no persons permit or suffer said coaches to stand or remain in any of the streets. "Given to our court at Whitehall the eigh teenth day of October, 1660." zJb'Coves /^\F course, speakeasies do find it necessary ^^^ to move once in awhile, but anyway, the story was told us about a holiday celebrant who had spent the best part of several days and nights in his favorite speakeasy. He finally went to sleep at a table. He awoke after a few hours and turned, rather dazed, to the bartender. "W^here am I?" he asked. "Two-twenty South Wabash," replied the barkeep. "We've moved four times since you came in." Sissie A SMALL boy had been given a set of box- "^^ ing gloves for Christmas and had imme diately decided to carve a pugilistic career for himself. He shadow-boxed, sparred with his father and began to feel pretty tough about it all. Recently he received a letter from a small cousin, a boy of about his own age. His father read the letter to him. It started out, "Dear Charles" : "So he calls me 'Dear Charles', does he?" inter rupted the boy. "Huh! The A BUCKET OF SUDS, BASCOMB. January, 1932 1? THEY GOT RHYTHM MARY WIGMAN, HIGH PRIESTESS OF THE MODERN GERMAN DANCE, CONTEMPLATES HER MUSICAL IMPROVISATOR, HANS HASTINGS. WIGMAN RETURNS TO CHICAGO THIS MONTH UNDER THE AUSPICES OF BERTHA OTT AFTER REPEATING HER LAST YEAR'S CONQUEST OF THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD LA ARGENTINA THEN AND NOW IN TWO PICTURES THAT REVEAL THE CHANGING STYLES IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND SPANISH PULCHRITUDE. THE LADY ON THE LEFT DATES BACK TO 1916 WHEN AN UNKNOWN DANCER MADE HER DEBUT IN NEW YORK IN A LONG-FORGOTTEN EXTRAVAGANZA CALLED The Land of Joy. AND, ON THE RIGHT, LA ARGENTINA FIFTEEN YEARS LATER. THE EMPRESS OF THE CASTANETS WILL APPEAR IN CHICAGO IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 16 The Chicagoan In Re: The U. S. Presidency An Innocent Bystander Feels the Nation's Throbbing Pulse B y M I L T () NT S. AJ A V E R /% S every schoolboy knows, we have not / \ had a set of whiskers in the White -*- ¦*• House since Garfield. Indeed, even in Garfield's time the beard had already gone into its decline. The na tion's twentieth President wore — alongside the forest of Spanish moss that covered the shirt-front of his predecessor, Hayes, — a mere sprig of broccoli. Garfield's mustache was massive, his sideburns resplendent — these ap pendages had not yet begun to lose caste — but his beard was a trim, pointed piece of business such as we fancifully hang on the stock character of the surgeon or scholar of today. Garfield was murdered, beard and all, and retired to a footnote in the history books. The man who succeeded him, then unknown, today forgotten, was Chester A. Arthur. Arthur marked a significant step in the metamorphosis of the human face, or pan : his chin was naked. He was, however, a reversion to the German bartender of old engravings; a heavy gold watch-chain hung like a new moon across his ponderous paunch, his hair was parted in the middle and undulated, like waves cut by the prow of a ship, in both directions across the dome of his thick head. His sideburns were tonsured all the way down to the jowls, where they flowered in a clump of Arizona chaparral. His mustache, in its prime, was furry and full. Grover Cleveland's face and frame bore an astonishing resemblance to Arthur's, but he had gone still a step farther — the sideburns were gone. Both his chins were naked. The acute problem of characterizing in carica ture the unadorned McKinley was removed by his assassination, and Roosevelt acceded to office. September 14, 1901, marked the advent of a long line of enjoyable faces — Roosevelt's jungle teeth, Taft's voluptuous mustache, Wil son's lantern jaw, Harding's (School — Slow Down) anthropomorphic supra-orbital ridges, Coolidge's American Eagle beak, Hoover's square (or "block") head and high collar. Had the electorate been composed of the car toonists of the nation instead of — hooray! — the people, there is no doubt that the office would have fallen successively to these very same man. Looking over the anonymous faces of the present Presidential candidates, one realizes with no little perturbation that there is a grave danger of the all-important individuality in faces passing from the Presidential scene. The beard, that pristine symbol of the patrician, has disappeared, almost, from public life. When I say "almost," I am thinking of Motorman No. 3097 on the Clark-Howard street car line, Charles Evans Hughes, and James Hamilton Lewis. Since Mr. Lewis is, at this writing, by far the most active of the three, let us forget Mr. Hughes for the nonce and Mr. Motorman 3097 forever and concen trate on the junior senator from Illinois. His whiskers alone entitle James Hamilton Lewis to some consideration. His sartorial oddities entitle him to some more. His achieve ments — for he is a great man despite the fogey fopperies that have, unfortunately, won him his fame — entitle him to a great deal more. And, finally, his chances of becoming President of the United States next year entitle him to the utmost. OTYLES of tailoring, styles of hair-dress, and styles of chivalry change in the course of thirty years. Swag gering down Second Avenue in Seattle in 1 898, Congressman Lewis was a splendidly dressed man. In another man it would have been a little unorthodox to wear a top-hat every day while the other three top-hats in Seattle were worn only on the Sabbath, but if Congressman Lewis wore a top-hat every day, and he did, if he wore one while he shaved or while he slept, Seattle could do nothing but admire and applaud. Seattle, in 1898, was a long way from Washington, D. C. Seattle was proud of Congressman Lewis, proud to have him represent Seattle in the nation's capital. And Congressman Lewis was proud of Seattle, and good to it. When he bowed and touched the sidewalk with his top-hat, it was a great moment for the bowee. Congress man Lewis was more than a politician; he was an eminent citizen, a dignitary. And the Chesterfield of the Pacific Coast. Champ Clark had called him "the greatest dude in the United States." Thirty years have elapsed and he has be come to the nation what he was to Seattle in 1898 — an eminent citizen, a dignitary. He is a famous and potent international lawyer. He is a stirring orator. He is a distinguished statesman. He has twice been a United States Senator. He was the "whip" of President Wilson's senate during the World War. He is reckoned one of the floor leaders of his party in the present Upper House. But the great man is dear to the people not for his greatness but for the circus outfit he wears; the lawyer, orator, statesman, and sen ator is known the nation, and the world, over for his grind-organ-monkey regalia. Senator Lewis is probably the worst dressed man in the United States. There is nothing careless about that statement, nothing hyper bolic. That is simply the ingenuous reaction of most people who see him for the first, or even the second or third, time. He reminds people of Jifjfirs of the comic strips. His wing collar, his fearfully bright green tie, his re fulgent pocket handkerchief, his sulphur- colored vest, cinnamon polo coat, tan gloves and pearl spats — these trappings are, ensemble, undignified. The top-hat is gone, and that is something, but the black-corded, horn rimmed pince-nez glasses and — holy of holies — the famous sunset whiskers, parted in the middle, are there to embellish the unhappy spectacle. There is a rumor, undoubtedly apocryphal, that Senator Lewis' rumpled red hair is false and that he uses a complete set of toupees to denote stages of growth. But the Senator refuses to dissipate the rumor and when he is told by a newspaper reporter that there is a rumor to the effect that he wears a toupee, this gracious, humorous gentleman replies, "My boy, 'tis false." The Senator, his friends insist and it is only decency to believe them, is utterly unaware that as he goes down the street today his con stituents grin and little children ask their mothers who the funny man is. But that is all true — and on the cautious side of truth, at that. It should be noted, in fairness, that he would be, even without the masquerade, a striking figure; for, although he is "getting along" — no one knows his age-he carries himself nobly. His manners, like his clothes, are outmoded. His promiscuous chivalry, if it was ever cur rent anywhere, passed out with the feudal South. While his conduct, private as well as public, has never been impugned, there are yet those who do not think that United States Senator Lewis, and, by implication, President Lewis, should approach a pretty girl on the street and ask her if she knows where he can find the office of James Hamilton Lewis. There are those who do not see the joke in the story of a United States Senator's being told by a small town lunch counter waitress, while newspapermen crowded around, "Say, Whisk ers, I've been kidded by experts." The man Lewis is known for his Don Quixote. It did not prevent him from winning a devastating Democratic victory in his last Senatorial campaign in once Republican Illi nois. Perhaps it would not prevent him from winning a Democratic Presidential campaign in the once Republican United States. But it is not easy to believe that it would help him. The unfortunate result of this "character" is the disinterest of people in the person un derneath. The essential Lewis is an im mensely gentle, conservative human being. He eats abstemiously — a fact which explains his princely tardiness to banquets, although it does not explain his inevitably coming late to court. He does not play cards, he smokes, of late years, only to be sociable, he drinks little. Mr. Richard Folsom, his law partner and friend for more than twenty years, has never heard him use profanity. He walks a great deal. He still rides horseback, and hand somely. He is an omniverous reader of good things. Although he likes music and the pres entation of Shakespeare, he is a chary play goer. He does not like to be called "Jim Ham" or "J. Ham," but the graciousness we have already deplored docs not permit him to object to the appellation publicly. He and the Encyclopedia Britannica both know that it is a beard and not whiskers. And he knows that the beard is reddish brown (it is turning grey). He docs not enjoy "pink whiskers." He does most of his work at night and gets down to his office, in Chicago or in Washing ton, at noon or later. Frequently he works all night, and he works hard. On the train to January, 19?, 2 17 Washington he will reserve a compartment, take two oranges and a pile of books and papers to bed with him, and read all night. Although he has a prodigious memory for names, faces, and family trees, he has met more people than most men meet, and when ever he sees someone looking at him he is afraid it is someone he has met before, and that is why he is kept so busy bowing and hat-tipping and "Good morning to you, sir"-ing. He was born in Virginia. His father was an invalided Civil War major. Taken to Georgia as a boy, he was graduated at Hough ton College there and completed his education at the University of Virginia. Mrs. Lewis is a girl he knew in Georgia. They live modestly at the Ambassador Hotel and have no other home. They have no children. They like to travel — to a hot springs resort for the baths or to Arizona for the sunshine. James Hamilton Lewis is a wet. He has always been a wet. He is not a rip-snorting wet. Both parties are, at this writing, strad dling all issues. If the dry-to-middling South will have a wet at all, it will have the sober Southerner James Hamilton Lewis. There are a couple of dozen other Democratic candidates for the 1932 Presidential nomination. Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose fifth cousin many hard- boiled old timers still write into the ballot every four years by way of protest, is the leading candidate. His much-publicized "break" with Al Smith may be an effort to convince the public that he has broken with Tammany. His cooperation with the Seabury investigation may have had the same motive. But the rural precincts of the nation regards "New York Politician" as synonymous with Tammany Hall. And Roosevelt, Tammany or no, is a New York politician. One of the best reasons why there should be a deadlock in the Democratic convention (a deadlock out of which some highly inoffensive man like Lewis might well snatch the nomina tion) is Roosevelt's present position. Every other candidate feels that Roosevelt is the man he must beat, every other candidate feels he must line up the votes not only for himself but against Roosevelt. Frequently his allow ing himself to be the "leading candidate" un does a man. A kid from Nebraska named Bryan turned up at the 1896 Democratic con vention and bellowed, "You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold," and grabbed the nomination from a couple of "leading can didates." Champ Clark was the leading candidate in 1912 and a schoolma'rm named Wilson was nominated. Smith, in 1924, was the leading candidate and Davis picked up the nomination. Al Smith, the biggest man in the Demo cratic party, was snowed under four years ago by religion, wetness and Tammany. With the possible exception of wetness he has the same obstacles to overcome today. Al Smith may not be the Democratic nominee, but the one voice that decides who will be the nominee is his; and he can single-handed make or break any Democratic candidate — including Roose velt. Ritchie is a great administrator, a great personality, a great Democrat; and he is a Cabell, a Virginia Cabell, a bachelor, and, to Mary Garden, "the cutest boy in the United States"; but he is a dripping wet, an easterner, and a money man. Newton D. Baker is a brave man and a great man; but he is, like Napoleon, too short to be of any use, an utter W^lsonian, a spurner of "the machine," and he does not "cherish" the nomination. Owen D. Young is a thor oughly great man; but he does not know or like politics, and with General Electric, Radio Corporation, and General Motors dangling from his watch-fob he is the biggest corpo ration man in the country. McAdoo, the synthetic cowboy, has been around a long time. He has twice been defeated for the nomination. Publicly he has never been popular. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray probably would not be able to carry Oklahoma in the convention. Jim Reed is forgotten. And William Randolph Hearst is advocating the nomination of Garner of Texas. If a "dark horse" wins the Democratic nomination, that dark horse might as easily be Melvin A. Traylor of Chicago as any other man. For obvious reasons, the word "banker" has come to have an evil connotation in the United States of America during the past year. It is for that reason that the Traylor boom has waned. But if the Democrats are willing to take a chance on the word "banker," they could do no better. Mr. Traylor is neither a capitalist nor an industrialist, despite the fact that he is president, and very nicely too, of the First National Bank of Chicago and a director of General Electric, U. S. Gypsum and Stand ard Oil. He was one of the two men to rep resent the United States in the organization of the International Bank. His history is as Horatio Alger as any living man's. His record is spotless. He is, comparatively, young. He is a loyal Democrat but not a politician. He thinks highly of Senator Lewis and contributed $750 to Lewis' last campaign. Lewis thinks highly of him and a long time back referred to him as "a coming secretary of the treasury." Politically Mr. Traylor is not a big man. That is no very great handicap under ordinary conditions, but in times like these the party may not relish the task of putting over a new man. And the Traylor boom continues to fade as the word "banker" grows daily less popular with the newspaper readers. That does not bother Mr. Traylor much. The whole thing doesn't bother him much. He has his bank to run; and he is young yet. 1 he best reason for thinking James Hamilton Lewis will be our next President is the Republican Party. The Republicans sat on a volcano for a long time. The lid was blown off in October, 1 929, as you and all will recall, and every finger in the land was pointed at Volcano Sitter pro tem Herbert Hoover. Hoover, poor devil, has taken more low punches than any fat man was ever asked to take before. He didn't do it all. On the ashes of the World War the Republicans built the top-heavy Temple of Prosperity. Republicans Harding and Coolidge set the bomb under it, and Republican Wall street touched it off. The bomb was exploded in 1929, and when the Temple fell withwhat has since been called a crash Sampson Hoover was left standing disconsolately amid the ruins. Admittedly, the thing looked bad. It looked as though Sampson had pulled the Temple down. It still isn't easy for a lot of people to realize that he happened to be there praying when the bomb went off in the base ment and he didn't have any choice. He had to stick around and try, tutilely, to prop up the falling walls. And today the Temple of Prosperity is the Temple of Proserpine. These are — to borrow a phrase from the borrowers from John Galsworthy — parlous times. Things are bad everywhere — how bad nearly all of us know and don't want to hear any more about it. But they are worst in the Republican party. Everything that has hap pened could, visibly, have happened whether or not the Republicans were wearing the purple. Everything, that is, except the perpet uation of Prohibition. After thirteen years the Republican Party is just realizing that you can lead a nation to water but you can't make it drink — water. But Prohibition is only one count in the indictment; everything has been blamed on them. There is a broken Repub lican promise for every light on Broadway. More sins than all the Louis' and Stuarts and Romanoffs perpetrated together have been laid at the door of this political party. There are 120,000,000 sufferers, blind to everything but their suffering. These 120,- 000,000 sufferers are behaving like any ma jority that feels it is being oppressed — they want a change, they want to try something else, they care not where nor how. Vox populi rises high, clamoring for revolution. The belief is widely prevalent that unless they blunder badly in picking their man the Democrats cannot miss. Whereas they hit a new low in 1928, they are in the most enviable kind of position to hit a new high in 1932. Control of the House, monumental gains in the Senate, and the Depression are their successes. They are the happiest crowd alive over their failure to put Smith in the White House. If this daylight nightmare had occurred while the Democrats were on the throne, and it would have, they would have been buried for fifty years. Always the underdog, teetering fright fully in 1928, Democracy would have been ut terly \aput by the course of events that now threatens to topple the Colossus of Republicanism. The Republicans have no one to run. Coolidge, the only man who might conceivably make it, sold the information to the Saturday- Evening Post that he would not run. Perhaps the Boy Reporter from Northampton made his decision because he believes that the greatest Republican alive, himself, could not be elected in 1932. Hiram Johnson practically owns the front page right now with his Senate brawls, but he has already counted himself out. Hughes, too great a man ever to be close to the people, knows when he is well off. Mellon and Pinchot couldn't make it and the party knows it. Dawes of Evanston and St. James is a front-rank Republican and a front-rank American and he wisely spurned a local boom that might well have failed, in 1932, to bear fruit. Morrow, an exceedingly great man who, genius that he was, might have shaken the mill stone of money, is dead. And Hoover — only Hoover is left — is not, I am given to under stand, a good man. -TN o other president of the United States, in office or out, alive or dead, has been so generally and so impressively the butt of scurrilous vituperation as has Herbert Hoover. Not politically embattled Lincoln, not intemperate, tactless Johnson, not "He- Kept-Us-Out-of-War" Wilson. Grover Cleve land rang up the curtain (Turn to page 68) 18 The Chicagoan DIETRICH STATIONARY COUPE ON A PACKARD DE LUXE EIGHT CHASSIS WITH A WHEELBASE OF 147 INCHES The Bumper Crop American Motor Cars of 1932 Come Free- Wheeling In B -y C i. a v B u r c, e s s THERE will be motors: ever so many of them, and taxicabs and trucks and sev eral blocks of accessories. And you may take this scintillating statement to mean that the Thirty-second National Automobile Show opens at the old Coliseum (which is not to distinguish it from the new Coliseum, be cause there isn't any) on January 30 and continues through February 6. (The New York Show is underway now at the Grand Central Palace and closes January 16.) And if you are motor-minded, a word we never did like to use, you will probably be down there with the rest of us admiring the grand, shiny new models that the manufacturers have been saving for your inspection, and collecting catalogues and literature. (You ought to see our collection of photographs. As a matter of fact, you have seen some of them if you've been looking at this page.) The setting for the Show will be pretty magnificent. The entire interior of the Coli seum will be converted into a mammoth con servatory and the balconies transformed into a modern version of The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Plants of the Orient and Occident will be combined to make up an array of floral beauty. There will be gardens, forests, waterfalls, lakes. One of the unique decora tive features of the Show will be the brilliant lighting installation. Thirty giant bronze chan deliers will throw a profusion of light to every part of the Coliseum. IF you are going to buy a car this year you will get more for your money than you did a year ago and you'll pay less. Greater safety, riding comfort, road- ability and general smartness are offered this year by the thirty-eight motor car companies which will display their finest. Probably the most striking developments in the new models, if you will permit us to go mechanical for a minute, are the 1932 engineering assaults on the clutch and the transmission or gear-set, the adjustment of shock absorbers from the scat, the silencing of engines in all speeds, the use of rubber mountings to absorb vibrations and the matter of overcoming air resistance. What will probably be the greatest innovation of the Show is the new Packard line. Packard will introduce a com pletely new car, the Light Eight, and at the same time it will make known that it has re-established the famous Twin Six. These two cars now give Packard four complete lines, with forty-one body models, in addition to its individual custom cars. They re entering a lower price field with the new Light Eight, too. The Twin Six, which revives memories of one of the country's best known cars the Packard Twin Six of fifteen years ago — enters that exclusive and limited production field of fine, high priced cars. Packard was the DV-32 STUTZ BEARCAT, BODY BY WEYMANN DUESENBERC S NEW TRANSFORMABLE PHAETON MODEL January, 19 3 2 19 THE NEW FIVE-PASS ENGER, CLOSE- COUPLED MARMON SIXTEEN CYLINDER SEDAN DODGE OFFERS A COMPACT -FIVE-PASS ENGER COUPE OF EIGHT CYLINDERS THE 1932 HUPMO- BILE EIGHT CABRIO LET-ROADSTER H A S EXCEPTIONALLY LOW LINES POWER AND GRAN DEUR ARE OBVIOUS IN THE LINCOLN FIVE - PASSENGER COUPE THE PHAETON IS ONE OF THE SMART MODELS OF THE NEW CHEVROLET LINE MUCH FAVORABLE COMMENT WILL BE HEARD ABOUT THE NASH CONVERTIBLE SEDAN THE NEW CADILLAC V-12 FIVE-PASSENGER SEDAN, OF FINE STREAM-LINE THE 1932 FRANKLIN SUPER CHARGER AIRMAN SEVEN- PASSENGER SEDAN first to build a twelve-cylinder car in this country, and perhaps in the world, by the way. The radiator is a bit different, with a more pro nounced V, vertical sides, and a nar row strip of the radiator shell extend ing down the apex of the V which is painted as is the rest of the radiator. The wheelbase will be the same as those of the De Luxe Eights, 142 and 147 inches. The Light Eight will have a 128-inch wheelbase, the char acteristic Packard radiator lines, but will narrow down and sweep forward at the bottom. And that's news. The Dodge engineers and designers have introduced a new beauty to the line and have effectively cut down air resistance — the great power user. Longer wheelbases and lower centers of gravity, vacuum operated auto matic clutch and "floating power" — the method of supporting an engine in a live rubber mounting at each end of the natural axis passing through its center of gravity are among the out standing mechanical features of the new models. But the tiny details of refinement, such as the silent gear selector, Oilite squeak-proof springs and silent second gear are likewise worthy of your attention. The Hupmobile line, with two six-cylinder cars and five eights, makes its bid for popularity through radical new design and sev eral mechanical innovations. The new eights present a varied treatment of the current flair for V radiators by replacing the rounding, sloping radia tor shell with a striking perpendicular radiator which gives the appearance of massiveness. There is improved free wheeling and the synchro-silent trans mission makes for easy shifting and quiet operation. The fenders arc newly designed, too, and the patented chassis torsional stabilizer and X- f ramework will interest both engineers and the general public by reason of the remarkable results they secure. Oh, yes, and the Hupp radiator filler cap goes under the hood this year. The oil filler cap is on the left side of the engine and the Hupp engineers thought is was only natural that the water filler cap should be placed near by, so there it is. The new automatic clutch, one of the improvements offered by the Reo- Royale and the Flying Cloud, takes both the worry and work out of clutch control. The control is entirely independent of the accelerator pedal or of the engine speed and the button is located beside the clutch pedal. Women drivers, especially, ought to go for it because of its smooth en gagement and absence of need oi physical effort. Reo's exhibits, of course, will emphasize the aerody namic lines developed more than a year ago for the Royale models. And the extent to which aerodynamic lines are featured on the new models of many other manufacturers (take note of this while you're roaming around 20 The Chicagoan the Coliseum) is a nice endorsement of the successful efforts of Reo's engineers. The new DV-32 Safety Stutz line has so many grand models that it would be a job to pick out any partic ular one — you'd want two or three at least. The new Bearcat, heir to a name long popular, not only in the industry, but through the whole fra ternity of motor lovers as well, has fulfilled every expectation. And it'll do 100 miles per hour as easily and as safely as it'll do twenty. Stutz features include a low center of grav ity made possible by the worm drive, massive safety frame, safety glass all around in all models, non-glare head lights, no fan belt (the fan is mounted directly on a shaft operated from the timing chain), powerful overhead camshaft engine — well, these are just a few of the mechanical refinements that Stutz master craftsmen have pro duced. In the General Motors group Buick, celebrating its twenty-eighth year of continuous motor-car building, offers for 1932 its new body design (you've been seeing them on the streets lately) and its new Wizard Control (you've been reading about that lately, too) , re sulting from the automatic clutch, free wheeling and silent-second syn chro-mesh transmission. The Buick series are built on various wheelbase lengths — 114 inch, 1 18 inch, 126 inch and 134 inch. The Cadillac (V-8, V-12, V-16) and La Salle (V-8) line presents to an admiring public a new conception of smooth and brilliant performance which is appropriate to the deep luxury and fine stream-line beauty of the group. Twenty-three fundamental improvements have been embodied in all four cars. And each car is now available in two wheel-base lengths. The La Salle comes at 130 and 136 inches, the V-8 and V-12, ] 34 and 140 inches and the V-16, 143 and 1 49 inches. And the new Chev rolet, while the wheelbase remains at 1 09 inches, looks longer than last year, lower, speedier and more pow erful — a big improvement in appear ance, you'll notice, all the way around. The Graham Blue Streak eights may turn out to be the sensation of the Show. The lines are entirely dif ferent from anything you've seen. They are low, rakish and, well, plenty different. To be more specific about the outward design : there is a distinct departure from the conventional effect that is gained through a highly orig inal treatment of line and contour, a unique design of radiator and hood. At the Nash exhibit you will want to inspect the new automatic (we've certainly used that word a lot) starting device which starts the engine at the turn of the ignition key and keeps it running as long as the ignition is on. And there is a per- (Continued on page 72) REO-ROYALE, LONG EST AMERICAN STANDARD MODE L, WITH A 1 52 INCH WHEELBASE THE H A N D S O M E NEW STUDEBAKER PRESIDENT EIGHT SEVEN - PASSENGER SEDAN G RAH A M SEDAN SHOWING THE MANY ORIGINAL CHANGES IN BODY LINE AND CONTOUR H U D S ON S I 932 CONVERTIBLE COUPE, TOP DOWN. THE GLASS SIDES ALSO LOWER THE 1932 BUICK STRAIGHT EIGHT FIVE - PASSENGER CONVERTIBLE PHAE TON THE SERVICEABLE MODEL 95 COUPE PRESENTED BY THE WILLYS-KNIGHT CO. chrysler s custom imperial 8 close- coupled sedan and "f l o a ting power" ¦ .- ~ THE 1932 FIERCE-ARROW FIVE- PASSENGER TOURER POWERED BY A STRAIGHT EIGHT ENGINE January, 1932 21 ORIENTAL Above, the great winged bull that embellished one side of a gateway in the palace of Sargon II at Khor* sabad in the eighth century B. C. and now welcomes visitors to the Oriental Institute. At right, a portrait statue of an Egyptian noble, presumably a distinguished Theban in 2160 B. C. At left, one of three bearded patriarchs of 3000 B. C who still stand in wor' shipful posture though come to Chicago and 1932. CHICAGOAN PHOTOGRAPHS The Chicagoan MODEL BOAT, EGYPT, 2160-1788, WROUGHT IN ACACIA WOOD. Adventures in Scholarship University of Chicago's Oriental Institute B v 1\ u t 11 G. B i-: r g m a x WHEN scholarship joins forces with ad venture it takes a little of the luster away from pure adventure. To the savant scholarship itself may be an adventure, but even a school boy can see it in that guise when it has an international hook-up and op erates through such an enchanting, if not ac tually enchanted, network as ancient Thebes, the outskirts of Bagdad, the famous ancient fortress city of Armageddon, and Persepolis, the Persian capital founded by Darius and Xerxes. It is not surprising, then, that citi zens have become interested since they have learned that expeditions to these places have been and are being operated by remote con trol from Chicago and that anybody may tune in by visiting the local studios at the Univer sity on the Midway. These academic exploits are not of recent origin but have suddenly attracted attention by reason of the erection of a new building dedicated to them and open seven days a week to a gaping public. A beautiful museum at the south west corner of Fifty-eighth Street and University Avenue is concrete evidence that east and west can meet with profit to both. Here is a laboratory unique in the his tory of education. Its purpose is not to study the microbe under the microscope or light waves with a spectroscope or planets through a telescope or heart beats with a stethoscope. It adapts the methods and applies the conclu sions of the other sciences to its own tech nique in systematic research in civilization. There is no large university that does not have a faculty and many buildings devoted to the study of the electron, the amoeba, the un known elements and a thousand and one bac teria, but not until last month was there any where a laboratory designed exclusively for the study of mankind. This building is the home office of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, a far flung research unit with branches in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Iraq (Babylonia and Assyria) and Anatolia (the Hittite region) where adventurers who are also scholars are uncovering man's past with a view to obtaining the consecutive story of his development from a pre-historic animal to a civilized human. Dr. JAMES HENRY breasted, professor of Egyptology and Orien tal History and one of the world's foremost archeologists, is the inspiration, undoubtedly the raison d'etre, and officially the director, of the Oriental Institute. An endowment by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., made it possible and its growth has been aided by the subsequent appropriations by the General Education Board and the International Education Board and gifts from Julius Rosenwald, Theodore W. Robinson, Robert P. Lamont, Henry J. Patton and others. The world is its debtor. In describing its scope, Charles Breasted, executive secretary of the Institute and son of the famous director, compares that segment which is visible tin the Chicago campus to the unsubmerged tenth of an iceberg. Big as it is, actually it is only a comparatively small piece of visible evidence of the work of thir teen expeditions and the great body of his torical material that they are amassing and preparing for exhibition and publication. As in the case of an iceberg, however, the part which appears above the surface is sufficient to cause the beholder to stop, look and marvel. What is immediately visible is a splendid Gothic building which houses five exhibition halls, a lecture hall, library, faculty and edi torial offices, administrative headquarters, museum accessioning and photographic file rooms, a preparator's shop, photographic and photostatic laboratories and storage space for the material sent in by the field expeditions. Due to the interest which the oublic ex hibited six days a week the University has opened the museum also on Sundays. There is no admission charge and large groups can obtain the services of a guide upon applica tion in advance. The layman who has no spe cial knowledge of archeology would do well to provide himself with such a guide to antiquity because the museum is not a storehouse of un related objet.s d'art or curios. Though it con tains many pieces of great intrinsic beauty and significance, they are, for the purposes of the Institute, no more than small fragments of the vast mosaic of civilization which, when put to gether in order, is far greater and more as tounding than the sum of all its parts. To appreciate this intric ate relationship it is well to know something of the Oriental Institute's work as a whole. It had its inception in the early studies of Dr. Breasted when the University of Chicago was new and its financial resources meager, and the young Egyptologist began his work in the Nile valley with little field equipment other than an eager and well-stocked mind and a great de sire to learn more about mankind's youth. His studies in the nineties won for him the first chair of Egyptology to be established in any American university. His subsequent re search and his important published works led to other expeditions of increasing magni tude. Each of these strengthened his con viction that the Near East was the scene of man's rise and that here lay a vast buried treasure of evidence of his material, social and moral development. The Oriental Institute was founded to rescue this evidence, to in terpret and correlate it and finally to present to the world, as far as possible, the whole epic of ancient man. Here was work not only for the archeologist but for the geologist, the architect, the an thropologist, the specialist in Semitic lancru- January, 1 9 3 2 23 COFFIN OF THE LADY MERESAMON, UNOPENED. IT IS MADE OF SEVERAL LAYERS OF LINEN IMPREGNATED WITH GLUE, THEN STUCCOED TO RECEIVE THE: PAINT ages, and others. The geologists made the preliminary reconnaissance. Traveling twenty thousand perilous miles, through countries where there was active warfare (this was in 1919), the Prehistoric Survey made the first detailed study of the geological history of the Nile, together with a scientific search for the earliest traces of human occupancy. Of these they discovered stone implements which date back to the beginning of the European Ice Age. The fact that north Africa was never glaciated and that the development of man, therefore, was not interrupted, is one strong support for the belief that the Nile valley saw the beginnings of civilization. JDUT the Prehistoric Sur vey did not only reveal traces of man in geo logical times; it also pointed out remarkable fields for archeological work. Subsequent ex peditions have greatly increased civilization's knowledge of its origins. The masonry tombs at Sakkara (the cemetery of ancient Memphis, not far from Cairo) have revealed colored wall-reliefs that are examples of the earliest painting in historic times and an important key to man's mode of living some 4900 years ago. These and other works of art from Abydos and Thebes are being reproduced and published in both color plates and black and white. The Epigraphic and Architectural Survey, which for seven years has been work ing at Luxor, has found in sculptured and inscribed records and remnants of ancient buildings many important chapters in the in complete history of man. Branching out from Egypt to western Asia, the Oriental Institute has disinterred from ancient city mounds cuneiform records, magnificent palaces, stone carvings, copper figures, ancient water sys tems, and fortifications that have long awaited discovery and interpretation by scientists. 1 N conducting its re searches in antiquity the Institute has em ployed the most modern methods. One of these is aerial photography. The Iraq Ex pedition, for example, has profited by the curious circumstances that a photograph from the air often reveals the outline of buried walls. This is due to the fact that grass does not grow on the shallow ground covering an cient structures and these barren lines and patches are readily discernable from above. At Megiddo, use is made of a captive balloon of the meteorological type. Although the bal loon is too small to carry an operator, a camera attached to it and controlled from the ground makes a very valuable series of photo graphs showing the progress of the excavations and the plans of successive cities as the investi gators dig deeper and uncover one after an other in the reverse order of their original ap pearance on the world's stage. Material thus assembled, together with sig nificant relics, copies of paintings and sculp ture, papyri, the texts of many inscriptions and the wealth of knowledge gathered in the field AT RIGHT, A GATEWAY OF GLAZED BRICK, BABYLON, SIXTH CENTURY B. C, YEL LOW LIONS ON A GREEN BACKGROUND, FROM THE PALACE OF NEBUCHAD NEZZAR. AT LEFT, AN ANCIENT ALTAR. are sent to the University of Chicago for ex hibition and home research. In the rooms on the second and third floors of the Oriental In stitute scholars are studying and correlating the results of the many excavations and pre paring them for publication in two forms, one for the specialist, the other for the layman. Meanwhile the exhibition halls below present a graphic survey of antiquity. Of particular interest is the Egyptian hall where the exhibits appear in chronological order from prehistoric times —probably several hundred thousand years B. C. -to the Christian era. Exhibits in the Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian and Hit- tite, and Palestinian halls, like pieces in a gigantic jigsaw puzzle, begin to round out the picture of ancient man. Viewing the products of his art and science one is inclined to feel a little less complaisant about the culture of the twentieth century though considerably more awed by the achievements of those con temporary investigators who have contributed so much to man's knowledge of man. 24 The Chicagoan NATALIE HALL A Camera Study by Henry C. Jordan One of two lovely sisters who believe in dividing up these United States. Bettina ta\es K[ew Tor\ in The Cat and the Fiddle, while T^atalie nightly captures Chicago in March ing By at the Great K[orthern. Of all the girls for whose favors Leonard Ceeley and Guy Robertson have exchanged stage- punches, Miss Hall seems most worth the rouge shed. If Marching By approaches the record run of Three Little Girls, as it well may, 7-latalie will have her own record of most Chicago performances during two seasons. EUGENIE LEONTOVICH One of the Russian Revolution's unwilling gifts to Democracy, Miss Leontovich had her first acclaim in this Mid-Western metropolis and is now endowing the Russian dancer in Grand Hotel with the very stuff of life. She has the courageous honesty to be subdued when the role so demands, the artistry to be charming in vivacity and the warm feeling to be deeply and humanly passionate. Theatrical Christmas Cheer Santa Claus Brings More Plays Than Presents By William C Boy hex \ THE calendar is an arbitrary system of reckoning. Here it is New Year's with everyone looking forward to 1932 in confidence that our rollicking President will come out for beer, that securities will again rank as important documents, that the young man who takes courses in the American Cor respondence School will once more come home to his wife waving the envelope symbolizing the raise in pay. Yet to the theater Christmas Week is but a breathing spell, a chance to get a second wind, a period of terrible business. Then starting Christmas night, the deluge of New York's last year's successes which ran over to this season, of moderate hits which have done their three months on Broadway, of ""turkeys which hope to gobble up some of the leavings." Grand Hotel opened at the Grand a fort night before Noel with all the snootiness of a debutante beautiful enough to wear last year's gown to a ball. And well might such a show brave the worst theater weeks of the year. With a kick like a cocktail after a trying day at the office, it packs enough story, local colour and interesting types to keep all of Broad way's better plagiarists in material for seasons to come. The five plots which the sapient Charles Collins has picked out of the whirling welter of incidents are too involved for telling here. Moreover, it would perhaps be better if no one revealed to future audiences the thrill ing tale of life in a Berlin Blackstone. Enough to say that kaleidescopic fragments weave together into one grand melodramatic tapestry. A superb cast gives complete definition to the play. And Leontovich, Sam Jaffe, Albert Van Dekker and Siegfred Rumann create living characters out of parts which, in less competent hands, might be offered as conven tional theatrical types. The era will doubtless be viewed by future generations much as we now look back upon the jolly old Restoration. Indeed if Congreve were to see the black-out skit in Three's A Crowd (Erlanger) in which a lady recognizes Clifton Webb in his bath only when a unruly plug lets the water run out, the famous old wit would he green with envy. He was never allowed such license in phallic impli cation. What the Bucks at White's would have made of Libby Holman, Clifton Webb and Fred Allen, we can only surmise. But to us, educated in humor by Ballyhoo and Peter Arno, these agreeable young persons are com prehensible and in the mode. In fact, Three's A Crowd is the sort of show Arno might have been expected to produce himself. Apparently and unfortunately, he did not do so in his re cent Broadway venture. Those who con cocted the current clubby revue, including such well-knowns as Groucho Marx, Corey Ford and Arthur Sheckman, have given the firm of Webb, Allen and Holman the things they do better than any one else. Priceless old Clifton has his silk-hat cynicisms, his exotic dances and more singing than is his customary lot; Fred Allen nasals out his gags (they say he writes them himself) with such speed that you are likely at any time to find yourself belly-laughing at the one-before-the-last; and Libby Holman throatily yearns, tropically en treats and lavishly proffers her spiritual and physical charms in her kind of songs. You know, Body and Soul, and that sort of thing. Several others aid and abet: Portland Hoffa, best female stooge in captivity; Tamera Gcva, a Russian girl who dances stylishly and intri gues the eye; and Joan Clement, a spot of light in the black-outs. Three's A Crowd is swift, bright, knowing, suavely risque- -and a swell show, so help me. 1 here are two mysteries about Al Jolson, his boundless vitality and his amazing personality. The vitality may be ex plained by his confession of working out every morning with the superbly muscled Mangini brothers, whose feats of strength impress the male customers at The Wonder Bar (Apollo) and whose Grecian nudity doubtless gives the ladies some satisfaction. On the other hand, Jolson's personality is one of those riddles which never can be solved. Why can one man, year in and year out, with a voice of but modest quality and witticisms of average brightness turn thousands of sane persons into raving enthusiasts? I ask you. And you put the words back into my mouth by saying that he has personality. There we are, stalemate. Anyway, it is a great show, The Wonder Bar, with its thirst-provoking setting, its undercur rents of melodrama, its series of smart revue acts — and its Al Jolson dashing up the aisles to steal a customer's hat, on his knees vibrating with the rhythm of a jazz song, warming your heart with his friendly patter, tearing his own heart with the nostalgic lament of a Jewish folk-song, lying on his back to balance a hun dred and sixty pound man on his hands, and in dozens of other ways being Al Jolson. There is no one like him. The Beautiful (not a magazine, but playing at the Harris) is redolent with sweetness and light, sentimental as Grandmother sitting before the dying embers of a fire and brooding over an old fan, faded dance programs and crumbling rose leaves. Its theme is love; not love in a bathroom on the Hollywood order, but love in the dream-world of moonlight and honeysuckle, the love of a quiet decent woman for a plodding chap whom she regards as a Galahad. In these raffish times such a play may draw some sneers from the sophisticates. Personally, I feel no inclination to jibe. After much of the current stage output, The House Beautiful is rather like emerging into the clean night air after a session at poker. Those who enjoyed Mrs. Moonlight will find satisfaction from this new adventure of Charming Pollock in the realm of the spirit. (Charming has taken the literary veil since he wrote that charmingly knavish song, Marie Odile.) Doubtless the beautiful acting of Mary Phillips and James Bell in the leading roles does much to keep the play from the bog of bathos. Lew Leslie, the Harlem Ziegfeld, has gone definitely highbrow in his latest ethiopian revue, Rhapsody in Blac\ (Apollo) . No chorus of high-yaller girls kick and strut in this restrained entertainment. No black boys imitate Bert Williams. Instead a toney orchestra plays Gershwin's famous Rhapsody in Blue; a choir sings in Jewish, German and Russian; a clog dancer wears the costume of the Chauve Souris. More com prehensible to the philistine mind are Ethel Waters and the fast stepping Berry Brothers. While not as broadly Rabelasian as is her wont, Miss Waters employs her gifts of mimicry and burlesque to several of the kind of songs she does best. And one of the Berry lads does a strut "that is a strut." Otherwise, the material offered seems to call for our music critic. But there must have been many music critics among the first night audience, for the customers were hysterical with appreciation. Whenever you read on the program that "the scene is laid in a Mid-western City," you take no long draw in hazarding that another domestic comedy is about to be unfolded. Bro\en Dishes (Adelphi) is as domestic as a pair of ancient bedroom slippers or a Cape Cod burner. Laid in a living room with Rosa Bonheur horses and beflowered mottoes on the wall, it offers a variation of the old Phantom Lover motif. The wife develops swell infer iority complexes in her husband and daughters by endlessly harping on a man she might have married. The dream-lover turns out to be a crook. That's all there is, there isn't any more. Might go at the Cort or Playhouse, but the Adelphi clientele will find it tepid. The revival of Elizabeth The Queen at the Studebaker reminded me of a Goodman production with a guest star. And not only because that competent ex-Goodman - ite, Earl McDonald, appears effectively as Francis Bacon. The production is the sort of sound, workmanlike job that our lamented civic theater used to do. The guest star idea of course refers to Elizabeth Risdon, whose Queen Elizabeth stands out markedly above the uninspired level of the performance. There are spots in her work which recall Lynne Fon- tanne, but generally speaking she has her own clear and vivid interpretation. Imagine my embarrassment. Dropping smugly into my seat at The Beggars Opera (briefly at the Eighth Street Theater) I found Professor Robert Pollak, our soulful music critic, sitting right behind me. So there is nothing for me to do but to describe the act ing of this ancient operetta. It is highly stylized and probably would not be very inter esting if the singing were deleted. January, 1932 27 G I T T A G R A D O V A The lady at the piano is another local girl who has made good. Born of Russian parentage in Chicago she has, in the last half-dozen years, taught herself how to play li\e a vir tuoso. During that period Gradova has appeared with the orchestras of J\[ew Yor\, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and points west. She will do duty as soloist for the third time with Frederick Stock's batallion on Tuesday afternoon, February 9, in the Fourth Concerto of Saint-Saens. The inset reveals the strong, spatu- late fingers of the artist, caught at the moment of impact. ICAGOAN PHOTOGRAPH Wagner at the Altar The Opera Offers a First-Rate Parsifal B y R o k e r t Poll a k RICHARD WAGNER, that old Houdmi of Bayreuth, can fool anybody, even - those acute devotees who attend his music-dramas on guard. Parsifal, presented in masterful performance this month by the forces of the Chicago Civic Opera, is a case in point. Here, the sixty-five year old wizard, done with the rich earthiness of Sachs and the revolutionary turbulence of young Sieg fried, executes a complete ideational and aesthetic turnabout and gets religion. We are therefore confronted with Parsifal, the Boy- Scout of grand opera, heaving with remorse because he has killed a stuffed duck, resisting the blandishments of a squadron of chorines and the pointed invitations of a Class A sorceress, and, in the final act, mouthing unc tuous platitudes like any fifth-rate preacher. The key to the phoney character of Wag ner's conversion lies in the partitur of Parsifal which never lacks his wonted sensuality. As he goes high church one definitely recalls the affected photographs of J. K. Huysmans in ascetic poses before the cross. Both Wagner and Huysmans needed the experience as a matter of practical aesthetics to round out a hearty artistic and animal career. It is con sequently necessary to examine these final periods of devoutness with tongue in cheek. If Cesar Franck had tried to write a music- drama on the epic of Tristram the result would have been lamentable. His excursions into the world of flesh and the devil are never success ful. For Franck, whatever his musical limita tions, is, like Bach and Bruckner, an honest old believer. The picture of Wagner at the altar can only be interesting because he is such a masterly sleight-of-hand artist. It is impos sible to convince oneself that Parsifal is the product of sincere belief. Examine some of the high spots in the score, the great poem between the first and second scenes topped by the agonizing orchestral cry of Amfortas, the sinuosities of the flower maiden music, the lilting six-eight of Kundry in the second act (pages which must have afforded much in spiration to Hugo Wolf), the bold chromatics of the wicked Klingsor, the tender theme of the guileless fool and the clangorous Parsifal- Siegfried battle motive. This is the stuff that Wagner is made of, not the music of the Grail or of the baptism, which becomes more and more fatigued and effete as the four hour epic unfolds. Laurels for the striking Chicago perform ance belong first to Egon Pollak. His concep tion of Parsifal from the orchestra shell has pace and majesty. This score, although it re veals the aged Wagner at the summit of his inventive powers, is filled with barren stretches. Pollak fell into no pitfalls. To him Parsifal is evidently a task for a conductorial architect. He never forgets the beauty of the nave in tarrying to describe some unimportant gar goyle. Among the principals Nissen, Leider and Maison sang with particular heart and intelligence. Leider, obliged to struggle be tween the powers of good and evil for an entire afternoon, furnished by far the best Kundry I have ever heard. And in the seduc tion scene she sang like a fallen angel. The mise-en-scene was fantastically bad, setting a new all-time low for operatic investiture. Two master instrumen talists, Adolf Busch and Vladimir Horowitz, came to town during the month. Busch, tour ing under the wing of Toscanini, appeared twice with the symphony in concertos of Beethoven and Dvorak. The German violin ist looks vaguely like one of Goethe's young liberals, a healthy ghost from the high Roman tic period. But he plays with an abstraction and an objectivity that we have learned to ex pect from "modern" fiddlers like Heifitz. Busch obviously wishes to do nothing more than con vey the spirit and letter of the composer with out the slightest intrusion from the personality of the interpreter. He does just this with transcendent skill, and proves that he is a great artist by his self-effacement. About the mighty Horowitz there are few things left to be said in or out of print. At his recital program in Orchestra Hall he played Bach with curious Slavic pathos, Brahms waltzes with an intimate daintiness as if he were afraid they would break under his fin gers, Prokofieff with the requisite sharp sar casm. And he played Strawinsky's Petrouch\a . . . The latter turned out to be one of those feats of pianism that make you believe in devils. The Petrouch\a of Horowitz and his piano needs no decor, no dancers, no orches tral coloration. His rich imagination supplies the choreography and his extraordinary fingers provide the sonorities and pigments of brass and woodwind. Even the boldest critic would be hard put to it to discover his secrets. Sure ly his control of dynamics is more accurate than that of any pianist before him. With the three pedals he counterfeits the tone of horn, harp and flute. In Petrouch\a he rides the piano triumphantly out of its own special province. 1 he Chicago Symphony united with a picked chorus from the Chicago High Schools to present some engaging choral music in celebration of the jolly Noel. From the seventeenth of December until the end of the year the corridors of the building on Michigan Avenue were filled with juvenile yips and yowls. Under the baton of Dr. Stock The Rio Grande of Constant Lambert was made known for the first time in Chicago. It turns out to be the most engaging novelty of the current season. Lambert employs chorus, orchestra and piano in the setting of a poem by one of the ubiquitous Sitwells. It is a good poem as poems go but I suspect nobody would have ever read it if it hadn't been for the composer. This music sparkles and laughs with honest youthful good spirits. It uses on occasion with infectious gaiety the running ac companiment of jazz. Best of all it is moulded unconventionally, it never does the expected. Mr. Stock treated it to a magistral reading. His high school boys and girls sang with thrill ing accuracy and spirit, something they were unable to do under the baton of Dr. J. Lewis Browne. The piano part was managed with forthright joviality by Winifred McBride. Other items on a cheerful program were Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel, the Hellafest and Children's Dance from Konigs\inder and The Kremlin of Glazounow, in which a hand- picked brass band from the Chicago High School Orchestra blew briskly. Oh, yes, and a Fantasie for pianoforte, chorus and orchestra by Beethoven, a dull composition if I ever heard one. A FEW more gleanings from a month of concert and opera going. The tiny Ruggiero Ricci returned to Orchestra Hall to play a Bach Partita arranged by Kreis- ler, and the Goldmark Concerto. The lot of the Wunder\ind may be hard and his future dark, at least according to the child psycholog ists, but there is nothing grotesque about the modern prodigy. He is too good an artist. Witness Ricci and Menuhin, his most formid able rival. Wonder what will happen to them. . . . The opera put on a good show, the triple bill of Gianni Schicchi, the Prince Igor dances, and L'Oracolo. The first and last belong to Marcoux, as Florentine shyster and Chinese murderer. The ballet comes over largely because of Emil Cooper who can still drag a lot of fire out of Borodin's harmonies, harmonies neither Tartar nor tart. . . . Bo- mar Cramer, pianist, offered unfamiliar works of Severac and Granados in recital on Decem ber 13 and plodded creditably through the beautiful Fourth Sonata of Scriabine. . . . Wax -Works I^HE recent quota of record releases is not too inspiring. Chief item of interest, of course, in phonograph circles is the advent of the new Victor-Radio combination. It's a rich, full-throated instrument and if you're smart you can figure out what all the little knobs and levers are for in about fifteen minutes. More about it later when the new long playing rec ords begin to come out more briskly. Columbia tops the orchestral field with the issue of Stravinsky's Symphonie de Psaumes, the Russian's new excursion into the choral field. The interpretation should be authentic, for Stravinsky himself is at the helm of the Orchestre des Concerts Straram with the Vlas- soff Chorus assisting. The work is grandly re ligious with great soaring flights for the female voices and an orchestration sparse and laconic, and the entire symphony is, in spite of its dis sonance, written with a religious fervour and emotion that is quite startling coming from a modern master of (Continued on page 70) January, 1932 29 !Sr BASJSBALL player FOOT HALL PLATER RAOUL JOSSET SculpU or Athletics, modern or Gree\,are one in their perpetual balance of urge against resistance, motion against mass, in the art of Josset. Five years a Chi cagoan, a Frenchman thirty-three, panels in the Palmolive and Carbide and Carbon buildings attest his fruitful interest in the city and country of his adoption. GRIDIROM GLADIATORS EVE LADY OF THE LILIES At right, Josset's fifty- five foot figure fronting a church of J ussy (Aisne) France. At left, his Symphony, the original of which may be viewed at the Art Institute, Chicago. REMISOFF'S Titans of Trade Their incitements to holiday shopping faith fully executed M. Remisoff's sentinels of State Street were photographed at high noon on Christmas Day by Mr. Henry C Jordan of the Chicagoan staff 32 The Chicagoan Nicolas Remisoff An Intimate Pen Painting of the Artist Who Painted the Town ~Hicolas Remisoff — a SELF caricature GODS, artists, and big men, according to their custom, carry out their dreams and creations on a scale befitting their proportions, which are superior and astonish ing. However, like lesser men, artists who are giants have their childhood, too. They may design and build toys, man size toys, which march like wooden soldiers through the theatres of the world. When they grow up, these artist giants, they put childish things away. Their work, their laughter and play become more giant like. Then they sometimes play and laugh the full rich laughter of giants grown up. Their sport is heard as thunder in the mountains. If they are city giants their fun resounds through canyons of skyscrapers. When an artist giant comes to Chicago his laughter shakes the pavements and the lamp-posts down State Street. All of which may sound quite fabulous, for truth is said to be more strange than fiction. The fable is, we confess, a form which we admire. But here is a "true story" we dare not ask even Mr. Bernarr Macfaddcn to believe. In Chicagoland there lives a painter giant. His stature is bold, and he is blond. To encompass his movements is to draw a map. For if he stands South in his boots on State and Van Buren Streets, behold, his head towers North in Lake Forest; if he stretches his arm West the strokes of his brush can paint the walls of a house in Barrington, Illinois. His name is Nicolas Remisoff. Nicolas Remisoff has been painting the town for eight years now. The inevitability of his logic, and the range of his influence and style are amazing. His forms are democratic, aris tocratic, intellectual. Now and again their humor is hearty. But they are never merely broad for the sake of being broad. He is too wisely grotesque, too benevolently satirical for that. If you live in Chicago you cannot escape contact with the art of Remisoff. If you enter an exclusive club you see chic designs beckon ing to you from the foyer walls. If you are a member you may steal away to the fastness of the most secret of rooms — to a select club within a club — and there you may hear, as if from the walls, but not too clearly, muffled innuendoes of effete grotesques, painted lisps of eighteenth century France — "C'est inc'oya- hie, ma pa'ole d'honneu ." If you attend the theatre you see with what fancy and cunning of line Remisoff costumes the dancers. If it is the intimate talkie you attend you may note how his command of color, line, and light has transformed the very structure of stage and auditorium. Drop in to view vaudeville's "conceptions" and if you are of the sex that powders her nose, enjoy your privilege to feast upon Remy's painted music in the Powder Room. But unless you be born again, at the Pas- savant, you cannot lie in a tiny basket in the babies' room and stare at the walls upon a circus theme which rivals you in pinkness and delicacy. Call upon the Gold Coast and see how this modern master enlivens the homes of the poor little rich girls and boys. However, if you choose nothing more exclusive than a holiday walk down State Street you are confronted with Remisoff's great slabs of laughter, giant areas of chortling decorations made an unes- capable part of Chicago's most democratic street. Positively, this artist, satirist, psychol ogist has painted the town. Artist, satirist, psychologist — words to be used not too lightly. We apply them, in the nick of time, as measuring rods, to a man whom we call a painter giant. An explana tion as to how he got that way now seems not only in order, but indispensable. Nicolas Remisoff was born in Petrograd. His father was an actor in the Alexandrinsky theatre, the Imperial Theatre of Russia. Before he had finished Gymnasium, or preparatory school, his talent for painting had definitely indicated itself; the first young thorns of his satire came scratching through a series of furtive portraits including a few of his masters and all of his classmates. Instead of spending the usual three or four years in an elementary art school, which would have admitted him to the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, he entered a private studio where he worked intensively for a year. Then he January, 1932 33 dared to make a short cut. He took the formal entrance examinations of the Academy and was admitted immediately. Young Remisoff- and he is that still — soon learned that his temperament was not of the sort which could find true incentive in the hum-drum system of prizes and awards. Like the Irish poet, A.E., he must have felt that the creation of painting, as well as of poetry, takes place on the mount of inspiration; and that what judges and juries can add to creation is mundane indeed. While complying with academic re quirements he none the less obeyed the will of his adventurous sense of the arts. And in the recurrent competitions, held for the artistic stimulation of students, canvases by Remisoff continued to be absent. Independence, and the experi mental quality of his work finally earned for him the reputation of being a bad boy. And so, "bad boy" that he was, he once determined to play the role of a pious and docile contestant. Two days before one of the competitions was to close he began and completed a canvas which incorporated all of the standards dear to the hearts of the judges. He contrived, with the assistance of a friend, to deliver the picture, along with a sealed envelope contain ing his name, unseen. This painting won the highest prize, and changed his reputation from that of incorrigible boy to artist, and perhaps - -magician. JJY the time he reached his final year in the Imperial Academy the political situation in Russia was such that prophecy was both difficult and desirable. Since the days when Katarina the Great founded the Academy, graduation ceremonies had been held every year early in November. It was now June, and no one could tell whether five months later the present admin istration, or even the Academy itself, would be in existence. It was wisely decided, there fore, to press on with the work of the grad uating class, and to see them speedily through. They completed their last vast canvases and received their degrees in June. By the fol lowing November the old administration of IE CENTURY ROOF THEATRE, NEW YORK CITY, V GEST to house the Chauve-Souris after the Academy had ceased to be and Nicolas Remisoff and his classmates are the final prod ucts of the Imperial School. Remisoff and some of his young colleagues became associated with the famous group of painters organized several years before by Serge Diaghileff. The group, as well as a magazine, edited by Diaghileff, was called Mir Is\usstva (The World of Art). The works of these painters are so original and have been so far reaching in their influence that to speak of modern Russian art is usually to speak specifically of them. Some of the artists who composed this group were Nicolas Roerich (who left the Academy the year Remisoff entered it), Leon Bakst, Boris Anisfeld, Nata lie Gontcharova, Boris Grigorieff, Michael Larionov, Serge Soudeikine. Most of them have contributed to the fame of Diaghileff's Ballets The Satiricon, a magazine edited and pub lished in Petrograd by Remisoff, came early in his career, and at once established him as a satirist and cartoonist whose opinion and expression were penetrating forces. The life powder room of the palace theatre, by mr. remisoff and the late mrs. john alden carpenter "MR. REMISOFF'S DIANA OF THE CHASE: HAUNTS RUTH PAGE'S STUDIO IN DIANA COURT"- FROM THE TEXT AS DECORATED BY MR. REMISOFF FOR MORRIS TS I'NI'OROETTABLE SUCCESS IN 1921 of this journal was a short one. For soon it had to be abandoned along with many other privately owned enterprises. Although Nicolas RemisoH's father was an actor of note in the Alexandrinsky theatre, and he thus had an op portunity for close contact with the stage, he never ventured into acting. It was decoration for the theatre which most interested him. And before he left Petrograd for Paris in 1920 he had had considerable practical experience in that field. It was with the Mir Is\usstva group in 1920 that Remisoff first exhibited his work in Paris. In the same year Balieff, who was producing the Cliauve-Souris in Paris, invited him to contribute his humor and style to the "Bat Theatre." The furore that the Chauve-Souris created in New York in 1921 has never been forgot ten. Night clubs, cafes, and theatres all over the country became, in appearance, Russian. An army of a hundred thousand warriors marching upon the metropolis could scarcely have created more excitement than did Nicolas Remisoff's Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. And yet, had it not been for Mr. Remisoff's firm belief in their theatrical value, the Wooden Soldiers might never have marched farther than they did in their initial dress re hearsal. Even Balieff was at first doubtful of the wisdom of their unprecedented stiff ness. A stageful of fluffier, less stylized toys might meet with greater success, he thought. But Mr. Remisoff had not eliminated softness. had not cleared up the fog of a cluttered stage for nothing. He had seized upon one sharp and simple idea, and had contrived everything to emphasize it. It was agreed to try out the idea on the public at the opening perform ance. And the idea struck the public with such force, met with such approval, that they have never been able to get it out of their minds. Before the C/uuu>e-Soio-is left New York Morris Gest commissioned Mr. Remisoff to decorate an entire theatre especially to house it; and the Century (Continued on page 68) 34 The Chicagoan ROOM IN THE CHICAGO CLUB "His three large paintings, striking adaptations of the incroyable style, in a room of the Chicago Club, remain inaccessible to all but mem bers and emphasize his impeccable sense of the fitness of things." — From Mark Turby fill's article, Nicolas Remisoff January, 1932 35 A BYZANTINE TOWER ROOM "In a high, white tower, on the estate of Mr. Alfred A. Hamill, in Lake Forest, Mr. Remisoff's Byzan tine fantasy of the planets rises to wards the heavens. 'Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn as cend upon their fresco horizons. About them revolve the signs of the Zodiac. And in the black, sandy dome of the uttermost sky flicker the remote and stylized stars." — From Mark Turby fill's article, Nicolas Remisoff 'Vjfjrsyww;" 36 The Chicagoan ON A LAKE FOREST ESTATE January, 1932 37 Suva in a new chevron de sign, combined with kid in various colors. JO 50 SAK S - F I F T CHH \Dwmz Z/L&uJ&si; ? - ? foe In Famous Footwear By SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE The open-work sandal — practically no shoe at all — in soft baby calf ... in bright red, blue, green and the all-important yellow ... to wear with your loveliest afternoon clothes, tea-dancing in Miami or Palm Beach. Shoes of Suva combined with kid to wear at the races in Havana . . . or curio shopping in ports along the Mediterranean. Pump of Suva and colored kid — white, brown and blue for resort wear. T 2.50 Soft baby calf in bright red, blue, green and yellow for afternoon wear. 15.50 FOOTWEAR, SECOND FLOOR North Michigan at Chestnut The Chicagoan H A V E N U E :ag O ''RESORT AND CRUISING SHOP" You just know you are on your way to a gay winter vacation the minute you step into the new little shop on the Second Floor. Everything in nautical niceties — from a stunning travel coat to ship-shape luggage and shoes to wear on deck. New little tennis dresses with tie-on capes and glamourous evening gowns for the South. High hat fashions to wear on the west coast. The gayest collection in Chicago Our nerves, please, won't stand anything dull. But we are equally moved to ecstasies by a rib knit sport dress at 18.50 and a 195.00 evening gown in the new blush pink suede lace with purple velvet jacket. High fashion does not mean high price. FASHIONS, SECOND FLOOR January, 193 2 39 AMONG THE PERSONALITIES s"# \£.L IS miss jane valentine MISS ELIZABETH DICKINSON MISS LEILA WITHERS MISS CHLOE WATSON 40 The Chicagoan ACTIVE IN THINGS SOCIAL MISS NANCY HANKS POOLE MRS. HELEN WALTON MRS. AUGUSTUS W. EDDY MRS. WILLIAM MITCHELL BLAIR PAUL STONE-RAYMOR'LTD. PHOTOGRAPHS January, 1932 41 THE AUDITORIUM LIVES ON MRS. ROBERT HALL MCCORMICK SHARING A PLEASANT MOMENT WITH MR. ROBERT WHITING AND MR. I. NEWTON PERRY Depression's children count high among her dubious blessings that unblemished December night when the tradition that is the Charity Ball emerged from twenty- two year old oblivion and the Audi torium echoed again the gaiety born of giving. Debutantes vended programs, matrons reminisced, orchestras flooded the classic vastnesses with jazz measures and all the Town's chivalry plunged knightly hands into loosened purses nor counted the cost. Father Dearborn, looking alike upon these and his less fortunate children, was proud. A good time was had by all. MISS ELEANOR JERREMS AND MR. ARTHUR BARN- HART POSING FOR A SNAPSHOT MR. AND MRS. CHARLES S. DEWEY, MRS. EDWARD L. HASLER, COUNT IGNATIEFF, AND MRS. CHARLES EDWARD BROWN SHARING A BOX MISS DOROTHY SCHMIDT, ACTIVE IN ARRANGING DETAILS, CONSULTING A PALMIST 42 The Chicagoan Maya, Mirror of Illusions, by Arthur b. davies. one of the earliest of modern American PAINTINGS IN THE ART INSTITUTE COLLECTION. (THERE IS A LEGEND THAT THIS PICTURE GOT SO ON THE NERVES OF DAVIES IN THE LATER YEARS OF HIS LIFE THAT HE NICKNAMED IT "TEN NUDES WALKING DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK.") How Modern Art Came to Town FI. The Part the Institute Played By C. J. Bull i e t " author of Apples and Madonnas. The Courtezan Olympia, Venus Castina, Robert fAanteN's Romance and other works THE Art Institute of Chicago, luckily for itself, had no such enormously wealthy patron as had New York's Metropolitan in the person of the late J. Pierpont Morgan. It is doubtful if the largest museum in the new world can ever emerge from the enormous weight of rich treasures heaped upon it by the well-mean ing banker and take its place as our best as well as our hugest house of art. The Art Institute of Chicago, struggle as it must sometimes to pay its bills, is more fortunate. Rich men were its founders and rich men sustain it — that is inevitable — but our Chicagoans are "rich men" Tahiti Woman with Children, by gauguin. PERHAPS THE MOST POWERFUL GAUGUIN EVER BROUGHT TO AMERICA, PAINTED IN HIS HECTIC MATURITY, SHORTLY BEFORE HIS DEATH. IN THE BIRCH - BARTLETT COLLECTION - Jesus Insulted by the Soldiers, BY MANET. THE MOST FAMOUS OF MANET'S PAINTINGS IN THE ART INSTITUTE COLLECTION. IT HUNG IN THE SALON OF 1865 WITH MANET'S "OLYM PIA," BOTH PICTURES THE OBJECTS OF SCORN AND HATRED ON THE PART OF FANATIC PARISIANS, WHO SPAT UPON THEM. January, 1932 43 in a decided plural, many of them of approximate equality in the matter of their millions. i:^% Now "rich men," despite fiction and tabloid journalism to the contrary, are not cast in one mold. Get enough of them together, and you are likely to have as many shades of opinion — art, literary, even political (we have our millionaire "reds") — as in an equal as semblage of poor men. That is exactly what has happened in the case of the Art Institute of Chicago. If Frank G. Logan, conservative and generous lover of paintings, was in on the foundation and early struggles, so was Martin A. Ryerson, progressive and equally generous. Mr. Ryerson, who brought "Impressionism" — the first of French "Modernism" — down to where Frederick Clay Bartlett took it up — the two collections overlapping in the two great Cezannes in the Institute, was practically alone, however, among the extremists of the early days. He had as associates such men as Mr. Logan, Samuel Nickerson, Edward E. Ayer, Clarence Buckingham, Edward B. Butler, George Armour, Levi Z. Leiter and Charles L. Hutchinson. Mr. Armour was first president, serving for one year starting in 1879 when the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, instituted the year before, was chartered at Springfield. This "Academy" was succes sor to an organized art club formed in 1866 under the name Chi cago Academy of Design. Its headquarters were burned in the great fire of 1871, and, though the organization remained intact, it was dormant until 1878, when it adopted its new name, chartered the following year. Mr. Leiter succeeded Mr. Armour as president in 1 880 and served until 1882, when the name was changed again — this time to the Art Institute of Chicago. Charles L. Hutchinson was elected presi dent on the change, and he served until his death on the afternoon of Oct. 7, 1924 — curiously co-incidental with the appearance that day of the first issue of the Chicago Evening Post's art magazine. A savage letter was written me early that afternoon that Mr. Hutchin son wouldn't like my Lhote article, of which I spoke in last month's installment. He did not live to see it. On the death of Mr. Hutchinson, Potter Palmer, son of the Mrs. Potter Palmer of whose French collection we shall presently speak, and himself a lover of Chinese antiques, but liberal in his attitude toward others in their preferences, became president, and he is still in office. To get these historical details rapidly out of the way, William M. R. French was chosen secretary when Mr. Armour was made president, and served in that capacity from 1879 to 1881. He was then made director, and Newton H. Carpenter was chosen secretary. Mr. French was director until his death in 1914. Mr. Carpenter served as active head until 1916, when he was made director, pro tern. That same year, however, George 'Wil liam Eggers, head of the Chicago Normal School, was appointed acting director, and Mr. Carpenter was made business manager, which post he held until his death in 1918. Mr. Eggers was given full title of director in 1919, and in 1920 Robert B. Harshe, assistant director of Fine Arts at the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, became associate director. Mr. Eggers resigned in 1921 to become director of the Denver Art association, and Mr. Harshe succeeded him as director of the Art Institute of Chicago, which post he still holds. I HE Art Institute began in rented rooms in a building at the southwest corner of Monroe Street and Michigan Avenue. In 1882, the year it changed its name and elect ed Mr. Hutchinson president, it bought the southwest corner of Van Buren Street and Michigan Avenue for $45,000, and proceeded to erect a brick building to house school rooms and an exhibition gallery. in 1885, this building gave way to a "brown stone front," four stories high. The value of its collection of art objects may be inferred from the record of a red letter event — the purchase of $1,800 worth of casts of antique sculpture with a "sum met by subscriptions, mem bership dues and an issue of bonds secured on the property." The starving little museum struggled along until 1892, when the World's Columbian Exposition proposed to spend $200,000 on a temporary building to house the magnificent collection of paintings it had arranged to bring over from Europe. President Hutchinson The Yellow Room, BY van OF THE SUPERB GEMS OF THE BIRCH -BARTLEfTT COLLECTION. m it The Guitarist, by picasso. a famous picasso of the "blue PERIOD." BIRCH-BARTLETT COLLECTION. 44 The Chicagoan By the Window, by matisse. the first matisse painting owned BY THE ART INSTITUTE, ACQUIRED IN 1921, THE GIFT OF JOSEPH WINTERBOTHAM. Improvisation 7s[o. 30, by kandinsky. just added to THE art INSTITUTE FROM THE ARTHUR JEROME EDDY COLLECTION. THIS AB STRACTION, POPULARLY KNOWN as Cannons WAS PAINTED IN 1913, AND SINCE HAS COME TO BE REGARDED AS PROPHETIC OF THE WORLD WAR. and his trustees persuaded the fair officials to change the plan, and to build a permanent museum, offering to raise additional funds. With the $200,000 from the fair commission plus $425,000 from the sale of the museum's property, increased ten times in value in the ten years, the present building came into being. It was dedicated as a permanent museum on December 8, 1893, and from that date its history as an art center of importance begins. In a gallery named for Mr. Hutch inson was installed a collection of old masters — Rembrandt, Hals, Van Dyck, Rubens, etc., whose gem is Rembrandt's "Girl at the Half Open Door" — a collection purchased by President Hutchinson and Vice President Ryerson, with the financial assistance of Mar shall Field (I) and Sidney A. Kent. Henry Field, Marshall's son, had been making a collection of the very fashionable Barbizons, and this collection, numbering forty-four pictures, was loaned by his widow for the new museum, to become its permanent property by gift fourteen years later. Breton's Song of the Lar\ was among these pictures — and it caught the eager fancy of Chicago, whose art interest had been enormously stimulated by the show at the fair. During the fair, Mrs. Potter Palmer had set for a portrait by An ders Ziorn, very "modern," very daring, very fashionable. Mrs. Palmer, traveling abroad, became also aware of the "revolution" in France. She bought Renoir along with Millet, Manet along with Corot, Degas along with Cazin, and Monet and Pissarro along with Daubigny. She also bought Mary Cassatt, the wealthy Pennsyl- vanian taking pot luck with the "Impressionists," and Whistler, the American in London, saying harsh and witty things about Chicago. About the same time, Martin A. Ryerson saw that there was something exceeding good in the French rebels, and he and Mrs. Palmer together — though buying separately — proceeded to corral the largest and finest collection of Monets in the world, along with a number of the best canvases by Monet's associates in the "Impression istic" movement. It was a long time, however — not until 1922 — before the Palmer pictures became the property of the institute, and Mr. Ryerson's are still on loan. Meanwhile, Edward B. Butler — rated as a staunch conservative when "wild art" really struck America with the Armory show — was doing his bit for the earlier "modernism," assembling the finest existing Inness collection — Inness, our best native "Impressionist" applying the French heresy to American landscape. This collection was presented to the museum in 1911, two years before the Armory show. The Armory show seems to have been a sort of "fluke." In New York, the Metropolitan would have none of it — but then the Metro politan isn't given to "temporary" exhibitions, as a rule — and the organizers of the show had to "hire a hall," namely the armory at Twenty-eighth Street and Lexington Avenue. Just who in authority was responsible for bringing the show to the Art Institute of Chicago, I have been unable to learn. "Old-timers" consulted give me the impression the "blame" is to be divided between Director French and Secretary Carpenter, heaviest perhaps on the latter's shoulders, good-naturedly listening to Arthur Jerome Eddy, one of the organizers of the exhibition, and Chicago's prize "mad man" of the period. Of the Armory show, we have already spoken sufficiently — also of the repentance of the Art Institute during the war years that fol lowed 1913, when it became apparent to all "reasonable people" that the Armory art was dangerous, degenerate, deadly and most damn able. A policy of conservatism was maintained throughout the war and the early days of "reconstruction," interrupted rarely and very briefly by events like the showing of drawings on one occasion by Stanislas Szukalski. Szukalski, the fire-eating Chicago Pole, in trouble with military authorities because of his militant pacificism, was a satirist in his drawings as well as in his sculpture. Through his great personal popularity, be got a show, and in his show he exhibited two or three things decidedly anti-British in flavor. An official of the Art institute, on complaint, removed the offending draw ings from the wall. A little later, in walked Szukalski. Seeing what had happened, he began striking right and left with his huge cane, knocking down his pictures and making a (Continued on page 72) January, 1932 45 7\OVEMBER 17, 1 930 JANUARY 2. 193) Movie of a Movie A Note on the Southtozvn and its Fabulous Antecedents I) y \V i i. l l a m I\ . \Y i-: a \' i-: u THE pictures are from the archives of Balaban and Katz. They portray an other of the miracles that these modern necromancers toss off so matter-of-factly in a pretentious world. Steichen would have close- upped the steel studdings, Jordan might have angle-shot the excavation or facade, but these prodigious providers of picture drama to the populace aim merely to record progress in con struction, for the guidance of the myriad craftsmen who come by relays into the toiling ranks, contribute their expert part and make way for their successors. The Southtown must be at least the tenth of these temples to Cinema that I have seen brought into being. The Central Park was the first. Always my emotions have been the same. Always I've wondered, in the begin ning, why they were building another, who would be found to patronize it, how they could contrive to accomplish in it something they had not accomplished before, wherefrom they drew courage to risk yet another fortune in a statistically over-theatred community. Always, as the building took shape, as community life in its immediate vicinity quickened in antici pation of its opening, new stores springing into life, new values stirring neighborhood trade, I've wondered -why no bells were rung, no sirens sounded, to tell the Town what was coming. Always, after opening date has been announced, I've marvelled at the typograph ical restraint, the adjectival modesty, of printed notifications. And always, when the new the atre has burst rocket-like in full blown mag nificence upon an awed and worshipful public, I've found answer to all my wonder in the sane decision that these men know better than any others on this planet the psychology of show business. If that seems strong language, I invite you to speculate upon the antics that would have been the almost fabulous Morris Gest's had he come into such a glorious opportunity to shout his litany of I, Me and My. I ask you to picture the prostrate eloquence of the screaming Shuberts were such a production theirs to proclaim. Go back to Barnum and scan the rolls of showman spirits stout enough to command the properties of Balaban and Katz nor forfeit reason . . . only McVicker stands as a possibility. No contemporary, of stage or screen, stands shoulder high. I DREW a nice round of applause three or four years ago by writing in this magazine the line, "When better theatres are built Balaban and Katz will gild them." 1 knew it was the kind of pun that goes, par ticularly when, as in this case, it is also a truth. But I knew, too, why Balaban and Katz would gild them, having built them as a matter of course, and this seems to be a good time to tell that. In the beginning, and that was hut a dozen years ago, Balaban and Katz gilded their the atres, and red-plushed them and marble- fronted them and crystal-lighted them, for the extremely good reason that more people wanted to sit for two hours on red plush in brightly lit gilt interiors than wanted to see silent pictures abruptly exhibited in dark store rooms. Freud might have worked it all out more minutely- not more completely than it has been worked out in the intervening years - but this homely bit of sociological analysis. this plain comprehension of human nature, was the mainspring and is the sum of Balaban and Katz showmanship. Faultless service, curb traffic control, velvet- gloved iron fisted enforcement of auditorium decorum, these and allied graces came as re finements of the basic theory. The theory has become, by rule of example and adoption, the fundamental law of successful theatre opera tion throughout the world. Returning to the Southtown, architecture is C. W. and George L. Rapp, as is that of most if not all other Balaban and Katz theatres. Paschen Brothers did the construction. I've forgotten how many millions the theatre cost, how many acres of ground it covers and how many persons it teats, but no one has had ear for these details since the term, Balaban and Katz theatre, be came a symbol for all that is to be wished for, hoped for or dreamed of in motion picture housings. To it will come, as they have come to inspect every new link in the chain, theatre builders, architects, managers, directors, from the near and tar corners of the cinema world. There will be no news items about that, either, such is the unsuspected restraint so little known as Balaban and Katz policy, unless some member of the World Fair committee, or James O'Donnel Bennett on one of his happier as signments, gives the tacts proper place in a rehearsal of Chicago things to be proud of. I had intended to speak, in this article, of the brands that have been hurled at Balaban and Katz in the name of Art, of the depreca tions, wisecracks, accusations and innuendoes that were fashionable Before "they became mo notonous. There is another side to this Art story, a defensive argument that Balaban and Katz have never advanced, perhaps because it assumes the offensive of its own power, and annihilatingly, perhaps because entertainment, not Art, is their business and they prefer to mind it. Perhaps we'll get into this phase of the Balaban and Katz saga at another time, although I think not. It their business is to provide entertainment, mine must be to re view it, and my cue to mind mine as they do theirs. Which leaves me no more alibi for this article than they proffer for their Art, yet amply pleased if it fares as well. Pictures of the month, if I may speak so briefly of them as remaining space permits, averaged better than normal. For one thing, the Lunts came to focus in as fine a picture as the screen has had. For another, there was Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper in The Champ. The list follows: 46 T H f. Chicag o a N I *-•'" .. ;* SL ' MARCH 3, 193i To See or Not to See THE CHAMP— Jackie Cooper and Wallace Beery in the month's best picture. (See it.) SOOKY — Jackie Cooper and Robert Coogan in the month's second best picture. (See it of course.) THE CHEAT — Tallulah Bankhcad rises above, somewhat too far above, a silly story. (Don't sec it.) TONIGHT OR NEVER— Gloria Swanson and the censors do equal damage to an upstanding produc tion. (Don't.) DR. JEKYLL AND MR: HYDE — Fredric March out-Barrymorcs John again. (Yes.) AROUND THE WORLD JN EIGHTY MINUTES— Douglas Fairbanks personally conducts a world tour for Douglas Fairbanks. (Perhaps.) THE GUARDSMAN— The Lunts and Roland Young establish the maturity of the screen. (By all means.) FRANKENSTEIN— The champion thriller of all time. (If you choose to shudder.) HEAVEN ON EARTH— L e w i s Ayres and Anita Louise in a Mis sissippi classic. (Don't miss it.) THE GUILTY GENERATION— Leo Carillo wastes his talent in dime gangster stuff. (Miss it.) SURRENDER- -A petty presenta tion of the German side ol the big debate. (Overlook it.) HUSBAHDS HOLIDAY — Clive Brook and Charles Ruggles take the field against divorce. (Don't bother.) HIS WOMAN— Gary Cooper and Claudcttc Colbert conduct a ship shape courtship. (If you like them.) PRIVATE LIVES— Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery wrestle sixty minutes to an engaging draw. (Sec them.) DELICIOUS— Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell do little or noth ing with George Gershwin's melo dies. (Never mind.) GIRLS ABOUT TOWN— Lilyan Tashman and Kay Francis dig for gold and get husbands. (It's an eyeful.) BLOHD CRAZY — James Cagney and Joan Blondell go straight, af ter a while. (Might as well.) WEST OF BROADWAY— John Gilbert gargles on. (No.) DECEMBER 25, 1931 [anuary, 1932 THEATRICAL NIGHT AT COLLEGE INN AND BEN BERNIE IS DISCOVERED BY MR. SHEALY, BUT THAT'S ALL RIGHT, BECAUSE ALL HE IS DOING AT THE MOMENT IS INTRODUCING SEVERAL MERRIEL ABBOT GIRLS. TO THE RIGHT AND ABOVE IS A BELL RINGER (NO, WE'RE NOT SURE THAT'S HE'S SWISS) FROM CAPTAIN BILLY BRYANT'S SHOW BOAT TROUPE, WHILE BELOW IS TED HEALEY OF REVUE FAME MAKING INNUENDOS AND OUT THE OTHER EAR. AND THEN, TO THE RIGHT AND BE LOW ARE SOME OF THE GUESTS TABLE-HUDDLING, BACKGROUND BY THE MODERNISTIC WALL DESIGN OF A TROPICAL AQUARIUM DONE BY MURAL ARTIST JOHN NORTON. IT'S ALL FOR FUN AND FUN FOR ALL BASEMENT /> v (Ikokok A. Shkai.y 48 The Chicagoan Urban Phenomena Post-Holiday Doings Around the Town B y V i r g 1 x i a Skin k l e WELL, here are we completely ex hausted from untrimming the Christ mas tree and blowing horns on New Year's Eve. Debutantes have worn out sev eral pairs of silver slippers in a ten day danc ing race at the Blackstone and the Casino and train-loads of Tired Young Men have re turned to Harvard, Yale and Princeton, by automobile, thus helping the railroads. The tea dances at the Vassar House drew crowds of Fun-Lovers who remembered the Good Old Days when four o'clock meant Sleepy Hall at the Crillon. . . . The Charity Ball did a come back with about three thou sand cash customers including the Four Hun dred, "and showed through the night" that the good ol' Auditorium is still there. A one-arm restaurant offered a prize of five hundred dollars to the customer holding the lucky ticket and millionaires were rub bing elbows with bankers, merchants and others unemployed. Oh well, cheer up, the Gang's All Here. Miss Florence bart- lett's Swedish Festival will be long re membered for its originality and prolly no Swedish Bride ever looked prettier than Mary Tilt Bartlett. There was a mad dash for Orange Pekoe at Peggy Bissell's party and lots of people and Doctors chatting around a cheery little fire. Don and Ann Bowey had a swell "At Home" on New Year's Day with Egg- nog and everyone Milling Madly. . . . By Webster took a fine Schnauzer (Snoozer, to you) home on consignment. He set forth proudly with the Hound heeling in Mr. Lincoln's Park. Imagine Mr. Webster's surprise and Confusion (being a Hunter at Heart) when his well-bred canine Looped into the lake af ter a Duck which he did not bring Back! Mrs. McNear found herself one after noon at an auction at Grant . . . when some copper kitchen utensils were put up to bid on. Thinking they would be nice for her country barbecue she bid and bought them for seven teen dollars. That evening after dinner she showed them to a friend who is a decorator. "Good Heavens," he exclaimed, "you've got the King of Sweden's copper." Inspecting it more closely she discovered every piece crest ed. And, by Golly, they were the King of Sweden's coppers. On account of they are much too valuable to cook with what shall we do with them now? Esther Kirkland has taken an apartment at twenty-three East Division. . . Narcissa Swift has a studio in New York where she is writing a book. . . . Jean and Sam Pirie have rented a studio on Schiller Street and are going to have a grey and yellow salon. . . . Dorothy and Billy Petit are the proud parents of a baby son. Alice may Dickinson had a custom made gown designed to suit her type for her debut ball. . . . "Eversharp" or Sue Eberhardt from Kansas City has been here visiting Jean Richey . . . Gordon Kel- ley's party at the Casino scores him one more as the city's Perfect Host. . . . the Junior League have launched their second successful play, The Runaway Papoose, for which Flor ence Higginbotham has been almost gaga paint ing Indian baskets. Grand Hotel and Three's A Crowd share honors over tea cups. . . . The Sunday night Hockey Matches are still mobbed with people screaming and throwing things. . . . Louise Juergens had a birthday party we are still talk ing about. . . . There is a five piece orchestra at the Rubyiat that sounds like twenty pieces playing Rhapsody in Blue . . . you can pre tend you are in Paris when they play Les Yeux 7<ioir and Dein ist Mem Ganzes Herz. . . . Christy Mann has a job selling Coats and Suits. . . . David Burnham's book, This Our Exile, has had swell critiques from its English publica tion and we are now anxiously awaiting his second novel which is due to appear this spring. We heard a pretty funny story about a girl we all know in New York ... it seems she was running around Thirty-first Street when quite unexpectedly she came upon an Henri Bendel Hat in an ash heap . . . she bought it for one dollar and twenty-five cents and al though it only had about an inch of crown and was generally a very peculiar shape, still its not every day one finds an Henri Bendel Hat in an ash heap. Now every time she has a few cocktails, or even several, she trims it and wears it Places. Notes on Depression ... it was considered pretty smart this year to give presents from the five and ten cent stores, one of the favorites being a set of trains whizzing around a track . • • people with little or no sense of humor sent Depres sion Christmas Cards . . . there are two Well- known bankers who are matching each other to see who has the oldest suit label . . . Al Jolson says he is amused at the Blackstone for having an orchestra for the waiters. Frankly we think its a swell idea — keeps them gay- — a famous hotel proprietor reports his establish ment haunted above the second floor, ghosts and things! Mrs. Robert McCormick who has a reputa tion for unusual entertainments had a grand one on Christmas night . . . there were statues in the garden of the four seasons, dim ly lighted ... a colored singer (not Lena) on the first floor ... a numerologist on the second floor, a pianist on the third, and Bow Wow McCormick receiving on the stairs with a red bow on his collar. Clifton Webb of Three s A Crowd has three dogs at the Ambassador. . . - Jit ters Provines, our favorite Wire, is so popular he received cards, books and flowers from his friends and last but not least, a telegram addressed "Jitters" care of Daily News. Woof, woof-there is a Santa Claus. Coming, Going, Stay ing. . . . Tom Scyster is going Back Home. . . . Bob Whiting does not have his telephone listed on account of too many people call him up when he would rather be sleeping. . . . Ann Walsh is going West. . . . Bob Rasmussen will follow the sun to Palm Beach. . . . Chuck Bowey will skate with the pretty girls at Lake Placid. . . . Barbara Graf is one Debutante who will Need a Rest from Dancing. The Otis Chatfield-Taylors have a new house in New York on Seventy-first street. ... it has a modern salon with a chromium mantel and stair rail and a Victorian bedroom with wax flowers under glass and other cunning gadgets. They have a pench garden and an enviable collection of books. Robert Benchley and Donald Ogden Stewart frequently come for tea. . . . Otis is writing a play with Dorothy Parker and the movies are using his dramatization of "Laughing Boy" which Belasco was to have produced. It won't be long now before people will be going southward . . . palm trees and sun shine and waves rolling up a sandy beach casinos with gaily striped awnings . . . tennis and golf and dancing under the stars "Tall ice and Cracked Glass" . . . and a sky as bright a blue as the jackets of Nowitsky's sport suits. Hurry ... all aboard Palm Beach, Miami, Biloxi . . . Hurry . Hurry "I do not choose to run." January, 1932 49 DOROTHY DOW The life of Edgar Allan Poe has always been so much a matter of controversy that Dorothy Dow is perhaps the first biographer so far to have written a life of Poe which is not primarily an argument. Her Dark Glory is well worth a place on your 1932 reading list. Miss Dow is also the author of many short stories, of a volume of verse, Black Babylon, and of an occasional rhyme to be found in your files of The Chicagoan. PHOTOGRAPH" New Year Blues And Some Books About the Good Old Days B y S U S A X \ Y 1 L B L* R /^COORDING to experts, we ought all to Z-\ revise our New Year's resolutions. In -A- A. place of that clause about working harder that we still put there out of habit, we should put in a clause about working only half as hard. That is, if each of us was to work only three or four days a week, it seems there would be almost enough work to go 'round. And just think what we could do with all that spare time. We could even spend part of it just sitting down and ruminating about the good old days. Though, personally, I shouldn't be surprised if some of us could pass a better examination on the Age of Nero than we could on the nineteen twenties. With me, for instance, the Hall-Mills murder came at a busy season. Likewise Teapot Dome. 1 remember someone asking me if I didn't think Teapot Dome more fascinating than fiction, and my self compelled to reply that I didn't read much fiction. Now let me ask you one. Can you re member when almost everybody used to think that prohibition would mean no more booze? Or where normalcy came from and why? In other words if you want to do any real think ing about the good old days you had better read Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 'Hineteen-T wenties. In which Frederick Lewis Allen remembers everything from short skirts to the red scare, relates Floyd Collins to the ticker tape that rained on Lindbergh, and ends with a description of the stock market crash that reads like a bonfire. 1 here are also days even older and even better that are still within the memory of man. People still talk about the Four Hundred. Though possibly without re membering that this was simply the number that Mrs. Astor as queen of New York society could comfortably invite into her ballroom. Furthermore, as Russell Crouse says in his title, It Seems Li\e Yesterday that confidence men sold the Art Institute lions, and for a small fee made the Masonic Temple turn round, that the bartender inspired confidences of another sort, that the stage door johnny flourished, that millionaires forced their daugh ters to marry titles instead of cutting daugh ters off as they do nowadays upon entangle ment with foreign noblemen. Prize fighters, muckrakers, evangelists, daughters of joy; yes, it all does seem like yesterday. Also, in spite of a certain story that you hear every time a new building goes up in our town, about Thaw shooting the wrong architect, it is still hard to realize that Stanford White really was an architect and not just a scandal. Though a few more books such as Lewis Mumford's The Brown Decades — J86?- J895 may in the end do the trick. This is, by the way, a good book to read after Smith's Chicago: A Portrait; read it, then walk about town and contemplate the works of Root and Sullivan before some new wave of prosperity takes down the rest of them. It is also good preparation for the promised autobiography of Frank Lloyd Wright. And though Mr. Mum- ford is no anecdotalist, a few tales do slip in, for instance in a paragraph quoted from Har riet Monroe's life of Root as to the effect on the Monadnock of a slight impulse to economy on the part of "Mr." Aldis, who controlled the investment. Then there is Discretion:;, by Frances, Coun tess of Warwick, who was one of the so-called Marlborough House set, back in the days when Queen Victoria insisted upon keeping Edward VII Prince of Wales and it was generally con ceded that he had to do something. Discre tions they are. Nothing less discreet in them than one old lady having her yellow curls blown off, another getting down early to break fast in order to quite literally sit on all the morning papers. The reason for all this dis cretion being that the Countess's files went up in flames along with her Worth gowns, so that writing from sheer memory, she has had to be sure she remembered before telling so much as an anecdote. But at that, her book is the roll call of an era, featuring everybody from the Empress of Russia to Theodore Roosevelt and Bernard Shaw. Out of the six short plays that go to make up that excellently balanced variety bill that Thornton Wilder has put forth under the title of The Long Christmas Dinner, one at least shows quite definitely the effect of his sojourn in our midst. Namely Queens of France, which, though scored for New Orleans, shows a truly Chicago gift for contriving a racket. There are those who have given this book scant praise, there arc those who have exhausted their adjectives upon it : I don't set up as umpire. Particularly since there is after all only one thing to say about it. One thing, though sayable in two different ways according as you may be a Pragmatist or a Crocean. Namely that probably no other dramatist who had as good a dramatic idea as any one of the six would have stopped until he had made a full length play of it. Or, to put it the other way, perhaps no writer has ever achieved in such short compass so con vincing a sense of length, in one case of vast- ness even, as Mr. Wilder has here achieved. Another book about which there has been some difference of opinion among critics is Mr. FothergilVs Plot. Not as to its being an amusing idea, nor as to whether the eighteen foremost English authors who conspired have made a book that is some volume of short stories. But only as to whether the publishers do or do not have their tongue in their cheek when they describe John Fothcr- gill as "literary artist, landlord of a beautiful old coaching inn, the Spread Eagle, at Thame near Oxford." Wrell there is a John Fothergill and he is just that. Though before the depres sion he was something different. I met him once at a tea party in Maine. I wasn t so old then, but I have it on the authority of the late E. P. Warren, whose biography Osbcrt Bur den is now writing, that Mr. Fothergill said to me: how come you speak English and not In dian, and that I replied: there is an English- speaking missionary near our encampment at the foot of Lake Michigan. A few samples of litera ture in the year 193 2 have, however, also strayed in. Doing Europe and Vice Versa, written by Don Herold and illustrated by him, is no Innocents Abroad, so many guffaws to a page and remarks that we'll all be quoting fifty years from now. But it's about as funny as European travel really is. Which. is plenty funny if you< look at it that way. Read it, and write for the seventy-five cent package of baggage labels that Mr. Herold mentions: it might save you a lot of money. If Thornton Wilder has contrived to make long stories short, William McFee in The Har bourmaster has most certainly contrived to make a short story long. If I had no conscience, 1 could sum the whole thing up in less than the rest of the space on this page. But as Mr. McFee tells it, in the words of Mr. Spenlove, who is one moment in Saloniki, another in Alexandria, now ramming a submarine, now deep in the ancient history of modern ship ping, now in an argument with one of his audience, now stopping to remark that Homer was a passenger type : he takes it for granted that all those ships were made ready by magic, or to quote La Rochefoucauld to the effect that few men would fall in love if they had never read about it, well if you should skip so much as one sentence it might be the wrong one. In other words, if we ever do get loafing three to four days out of the seven, Mr. McFee is an author whom it would be well to stand in with. Though the authentic dope on read ing to kill time is of course to adopt some really lengthy hobby. Believe it or not, my own is the Age of Nero. But the way things are shaping up just now, it begins to look as though pre-Columbian America : Incas, Aztecs, Mayas, Lindbergh scouting them from an air plane, and archeologists falling to with pick and shovel were going to turn into an even longer one. Longer than Egypt perhaps. As a starter, read Columbus Came hate, by Gregory Mason. New world: my eye! America is old enough to make Europe look silly. For awhile, a few people thought that maybe a stray boat load of shipwrecked Egyptians taught America pyramids, pottery, weaving, and astronomy. But according to Mr. Mason's facts and his reasoning, it is far more likely that if anybody taught anybody, it would have been the Mayas teaching the Egyptians. A picturesque book of course, but Mr. Mason's gift for argument (and there are certainly enough points in it which you can scrape up an argument) keeps it exciting. January, 1932 fl the traveler at the left flashes off in one of the new printed woolens from mandel's CORDUROY PIQUE IS ONE OF THE DARLINGS OF THE FAB RIC WORLD. WITH A RAFFIA BELT. AT THE RIGHT. FROM MANDEL BROTHERS MANY OF THE NEWEST WHITE FROCKS GO HAND IN HAND WITH PAISLEY SCARVES AS IN THE MANDEL FROCK AT THE FAR RIGHT INSPIRED FROM ITS INTEREST ING NECKLINE TO THE BRIL LIANT WHITE ON BLACK PRINT IS THE JACQUES EVE NING GOWN MILGRIM ADDS A TINY CAPE TO THE SHOULDERS OF A DUSTY PINK AND BLUE DRESS AND BELTS IT IN AMUSING MOTHER-OF-PEARL LEAVES RUFFLES AND MORE OF THEM MAKE AN ENTRANCING CON FECTION OF A NEW MILGRIM SUIT FOR SOUTHERN WEAR 52 The Chicagoan 4000** ¦•M ^Uz/esi u?m£tz now that Kleenex has replaced the soiled handkerchief! WHO says the world does not grow better? Today there are some thousands less soiled handkerchiefs flourished in trains, offices and homes than there were just one short year ago. Countless millions, billions, trillions of loathsome germs are being destroyed that used to live in clothes and laundry bags. Thank Kleenex! Kleenex has been this mighty force for good! Yes, these well-known squares of dainty, downy tissue! Kleenex taught us all to use the disposable handker chief. By offering hygienic tissues so inexpensive that they actually cost less than laundering! So soft, so gentle, that the softest linen handkerchief suffers by comparison. So absorbent that irritation is impossible. Have you tried Kleenex? Do! One week of using Kleenex will totally revise your opinion of your hand kerchief; will make it seem positively uncivilized in this modern, hygienic age! You'll find a score of other ways to use these handy, absorbent tissues. Use them for wiping razor blades, to save towels. For polishing spectacles. And, of course, for removing face creams— where the absorbency of Kleenex is so essential to blot all impurities from the pores. Any drug, dry goods or department store can supply Kleenex. It comes in white and pastel tints. KLEEN EX Former 50c size now 35c Kleenex now costs one -third less! The big box, formerly priced at 50 cents, now costs but 35 cents ! Never pay more. TISSUES THE CHICAGOAN Theatre Ticket Service Kindly enter my order for theatre tickets as follows: (Play) (Second choice) (?<[umber of seats). (Date) (J^lame) (Address) (Telephone) (Enclosed) $ Attend the Theatre Regularly, Comfortably, Smartly By arrangement with the theatres listed below, THE CHICAGOAN is pleased to assure its readers choice reservations at box office prices and with a minimum of inconvenience. Adelphi Great Northern Apollo Harris Blackstone Majestic Cort Playhouse Erlanger Princess Grand Selwyn Studebaker January, J932 53 Straws in theWind Southern Collections Show Spring Trends /> v T n k C ii i c ago e: x x i-: PERHAPS it is partly the contrast of bright things against the gray outside, of the pleasant freshness of the southern salons after the milling thousands of Christ mas shoppers, but the first southern showings always seem more dazzling than any other sea sonal collection. Whether you are going south or not the new things are fun to look at, and offer quite a few ideas for town costumes which might add a fillip to a stay-at-home winter as well as to a West Indies cruise. The coutourieres have apparently decided that this is no time to startle us by introduc ing any violent changes in silhouette (they'd probably be startled in turn if they did). They have devoted their creative energies to the perfection of the slender, flowing line and in novations in the way of fabrics, colors, and decorative touches. Waists here and there seem a little higher and the street things a little longer. Evening decolletage is frequent ly less daring and the sort of in-between thing with higher decolletage and the tops of the arms covered is worn on more and more oc casions, especially in the resorts. The fabrics are lovely. The wools are sheerer and softer than ever and a new lacy wool is very effective — not the large lace-like effect of several seasons back, but a very fine meshy affair knit in lace patterns. The cor duroy effect is running rampant through silks, satins and cottons. Mandebs show a very new printed wool, something sheer enough for southern wear or very new to go under the fur coat here. Flannels and tub silks and a CHANEL USES DIAGONALLY STRIPED TWEED IN AN ALTOGETHER NEW GAPED TRAVEL GOAT. FROM SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE new crinkle crepe romp hand in hand to share about equal favors for sports and spectator costumes. Heavy dull crepes and chiffons seem most favored for the early evening things, and here and there one sees cotton evening frocks, very smart for debs and sub debs in the country. Colors are the most re freshing feature of the showings. Off browns are contrasted and harmonized with other colors, the new Patou beige is frequently used with black, a lipstick red that isn't quite lip stick, and Chanel's red a little more browny and lighter in tone than her winter version apple green, mustardy yellow green, dusty pinks, whites worn with either colors, putty, and much much blue all appear in day things. The evening colors, when they're not one of the lively day colors, are lovely new pastels with a sort of silvery moon-like undertone French blue, moonstone blue, pale green, shrimp pink, cornflower blue, all of them more flattering than the ubiquitous white that we've been seeing and seeing and seeing for several seasons now. Mandel's costume shop, now guided by Nelle Diamond, does some delightful things with all these factors. Corduroy pique makes a crisp white sports dress and a dull yellow one about the most interesting things in pique costumes I've seen for years. A belt of twist ed raffia in peppermint stick shades adds an elective touch. Buttons and buckles are everywhere. On the white tub silk frock il lustrated tiny buttons fasten the short sleeves over which the Paisley silk scarf is tied. The belt, too, is of the Paisley pattern, a note worth watching as it seems to he in high favor for wear with white. The printed wool frocks here are fascinat ing. One has a closely printed pattern of brown and green tones with dashes of dull tangerine in the suede belt and piping at the neck. An amusing sports ensemble in flannel combines Chanel's winey red with apple green - -really they blend very harmoniously in a dress with a sleeveless mannish vest and the new dolman sleeve line that is amazingly prac tical for active sports. Chanel's new jockey cap is worn with this in the wine tone. They also have the closely patterned wool lace here in both resorty and towny colors with in teresting jade clips and buckles. For imme diate town wear there's a stunning flat crepe in black with the high Patou beige yoke in front swooping under the sleeves to make the entire waist in back. The belt is of twisted beige and black, and tiny buttons ramble all down the back and up to the elbows of the tight sleeves. 1 N evening things Miss Diamond adds a new dash to white by splash ing huge flowers at fairly wide intervals on a heavy white crepe, the flowers an interesting combination of copper and apple green. Vion- net's printed drcrs here is one of the most dashing bits of the season — a whole garden of flowers in an all-over pattern faintly remi niscent of an old English print in tones of green, blue, marigold and black on a back ground of the new lipstick that isn't exactly lipstick. It sounds wild but the colors are really lovely. To complete it there's an ex tremely brief jacket of the solid red with short sleeves banded in black wolf. These little red jackets are going to be worn with just every thing, I'm told, and they are gay things. A very unusual evening dress is in heavy flat crepe of a putty tone printed in widely spaced flowers of red with gray leaves — the effect al together different and beautiful. The evening dress shown from Saks-Fifth Avenue illustrates several of the very new POWDER BLUE CHIFFON EMBROIDERED IN DULL BEADS AND FLEGKED WITH DIA- MENTES IN A SAKS EVENING FROCK tendencies. In a soft, soft, pale blue chiffon it is lighted up here and there with a tiny fleck of a diamente circlet and embroidered all over down to the skirt in an involved pattern of dull blue beads. The skirt is closely sheathed to the knees and then flutters grace fully and unadorned to the hem. The neck is especially interesting in its brief V line in front and buttoned high in back with an open loop like a little girls's frock. Tiny sleeves make it altogether demure and sophisticated. in the way those two qualities seem to work together these days. Saks' travel coat is one of the highlights of a very new season. Chanel does it in a fine tweed patterned in the smart diagonal line of browns and whites, with two little capes over the sleeves adding to the extremely long slen der line of the back. With the little beret 54 The Chicagoan Smart Resorts • Smart People • Smart Luggage 9 The last mentioned — inevitably is Hartmann. There's a flair and dash to this distinguished, newly arrived luggage that suggests Palm Beach — Miami — Havana and people who know. You'll like these gay, sophisticated, typically modern travel things — like the sporty thoroughbred air to them. The matched group pictured — done in stunning Imported Heavy Strand Flax Linen with Interwoven Stripes of Blue, Orange and Yellow — expresses the happy tempo of warm, carefree Southern Days. The Tourohe $52.50, the Standard Size Wardrobe $125, and the Pullman Case §37.50. SPECIAL PRICE REDUCTIONS of 20% to 50% on fine trunks, luggage, hand bags and small leather goods. Better values than we have ever offered in previous years. HARTMANN • TRAVEL* SHOP 178 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE b e t w e e n RANDOLPH and LAKE almost flat as a pancake, pulled over the right eye and very high in back, it is altogether of the latest moment. Another travel coat at Saks in that new brilliant red in an extremely soft suede with a faint moire-like pattern add ing a silvery sheen. It is quite evident that the beret type hat is back with a bang and most of us will flock to it as Al Jolson to a mammy, for it is extremely youthful and flat tering. The new berets have a little different flair though — they are flatter and, like all the new hats, go higher and higher in back. Some of them have one long quill or a high Kiki- like feather at the back or side but not so many will find this very flattering. Very chic on the right type though. Milgrim's show quite a few modified berets with flat bows and little rolled caps with bows or flat clusters of velvet or wool flowers at the side which are dashing and much easier to wear. A blue knitted wool and straw has a band of flat pink wool flowers, of some indeterminable species, at one side which is very springlike. The smart pink and blue note is introduced in a delightful Milgrim dress of blush pink canton with a large capelike collar over tiny cap sleeves. Bands of pale blue are appliqued at the neck and the belt is a fascinating piece with loose leaves of mother-of-pearl strung all about it to add a tropical note. The pow der blue kasha suit here is a devastating thing worn over its extremely feminine tucked and ruffled blouse. Even the buttons are different on this, pale blue striped in white. A good- looking outfit for wear here or for travel is in black kasha with the top of the dress knitted in black and white zebra-like stripes. The short black coat worn over this buttons in front like a man's vest. Look at some heaven ly bags here too, done in soft pinks and blues and other pastels to match the dresses, and of an exquisite new fabric even smoother and lovelier than last season's peau de ange. They call this new material cherub skin and quite fittingly — it's that delightful to the touch. Another exciting collection in town is at Jacques'. The black and white dinner dress shown is strikingly new in its large white flow ers splashed on a black background and its very unusual neckline. At Jacques, too, are some of the new matelasse wools, finely pat terned, one in cream with an interesting green and tangerine yoke and another corn colored with swagger cornucopia pockets. A new very heavy Exposition crepe is used in white to make a spectator dress with exquisite fagot ing and a dashing scarf with touches of the smart Paisley. The fine lacy wool appears in a dusty suntan pink with the brief sleeves, tiny lapels and hem all finished in a crochet like edge. One of the most exquisite of chiffons is here in an evening dress, patterned in large misty flowers of blue, mauve and yellow and tied with a wide sash of pink and blue satin. The coat has gray fox banding the sleeves and the whole thing makes you think of moon light and honeysuckle and all sorts of roman tic things. Something to look at if you plan a season of conquest down there. January, 1932 55 ruin! ^AUKESHAMfrlt| r, :jfi tinc^ley &. Sch^^ • I "^HERE can be no expectation of good -L health unless we drink an abundance °f pure water," writes one of America's loremost health authorities. Others say that most human ills are directly traceable to auto-intoxication caused largely by an in sufficiency of water in the daily diet. Drink Corinnis Spring Water — the water that is always crystal-clear, always pure and sparkling and always good to taste. Corinnis is recommended by physicians not only for its reliable purity and good taste, but also for its natural endowment of many of the minerals the body needs for sturdy, robust well-being. Join the thousands who drink Corinnis daily. It costs but a few cents a bottle and is delivered to your door anywhere in Chicago or suburbs. HINCKLEY 420 W. Ontario St. (Also sold at you: & SCHMITT SUPerior 6543 neighborhood slorej Corinnis SPRINGWATER LEXINGTON GUESTS return to this Friendly New York Hotel THEY ALWAYS STAY at The Lexington on their visits to the big city. Returning guests say they just couldn't feel as much at home in any other New York hotel. THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT about The Lexington. It's the warm, unhurried friendliness of the whole place. You notice it in the pleasant smile of The Lexington doorman, the casual subdued luxury of the main lounge, the genuine cordiality of The Manager and his assistants. Business men who bring their wives to New York make a point of stopping here. Usually there are lots of business calls that simply must be made, but the wife never minds, because she is made to feel that The Lexington is her New York home. ONE OF THE LEXINGTON'S enthusiastic guests recently said: "Even if The Lexington wasn't located at such an especially convenient spot (only a hop or two from the Grand Central and just across the way from the new Waldorf-Astoria) — even if the rooms weren't large, sunny, and clean as a whistle — even if the rates were higher than most, instead of lower — we wouldn't stop elsewhere. But it is nice to have all these and other advantages, too." THE NEXT TIME you come to New York, try the hospitality of The New Lexington. Or, before you start, ask any of your friends who have ever stopped there. They will tell you just what so many others have. There's twice as much comfort and pleasure in your stay, if you stay at The Lexington. IN THE SELECT FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL CENTER Economy Rates $350. $4. $5. $6 801 ROOMS EACH WITH PRIVATE BATH (TUB AND SHOWER), CIRCULATING ICE WATER MIRRORED DOORS HOTEL LEXINGTON LEXINGTON AVENUE at 48th STREET, NEW YORK CITY Frank Gregson, Manager Direction of American Hotels Corporation Phone Wlckersham 2-4400 J. Leslie Kincoid, President 56 The Chicagoan January, 1932 57 Lithe Lines for the Leap Year A Nezv Ideal in Body Beauty B y A I a r c i a A" a i; c. n x THE spirit was low as well as the flesh, that week after Christmas, and the very thought of exercise made my backbone curl up in defeat. But the appointment had been made in a vigorous moment. So here I sat facing a satin mat and wishing it were a mattress on which mommy could just rest her weary head instead of kicking up her weary feet. The director of the exercise salon bade me gently, and I think a little sorrowfully, to give a look at my outline in the huge mirror. Tsk, Tsk. The bulges were all wrong. My last shred of pride went reeling into the depths. She placed a firm hand on the small of my back, gave a few brisk explicit directions as to chest, hips, diaphragm, abdomen, and in one minute — no more, no less- there stood I, uplifted. A changed woman mentally and looking ten pounds thinner physically. They call it the "tuck under" and it's the basis of all bodily correction, up at the Elizabeth Arden salon, the beginning of a new posture that does things for the figure and general well- being that seem almost miraculous. The beauty of the posture one acquires here is that it isn't at all the stiff, precise effect of a West Point cadet but an easy, graceful, com pletely feminine carriage. That carriage is an all-important matter, with clothes the molded things they are these days; and more than that because the correct position of back and in ternal organs means so much to the general health and vitality. It's surprising what even half an hour of inspiring rhythmic exercise does for one. The tuck-under is practised against the wall, you relax, straighten up, relax, straighten up, until a faint glimmer of triumph starts inside of you at the consciousness of increasing flexibility. Down on the mat to push that unused small of the back against its satin surface with each easy slide of the feet. You hug your knees to your chest and roll from side to side like an animated barrel, always keeping the back flat, until you can feel the tired kinks unkink and a new vigor surging up within you. You do a little jigging shuffle with your hips along the mat, all to perky little tunes on the victrola, and suddenly feel gay and amused and young again. You learn little tricks, like keeping your heels instead of your toes pointed up when you raise the feet, to produce a greater pull on the lazy under hip muscles where the very solid fat accumulates so firmly. And you have a good time, egad. Because the Arden exercises arc evolved especially for women they are amus ing and ingenious things, not at all the bore- some setting-up sort of affair. They show results immediately. You can be as wilted as last week's rose and shuddering at the thought of any effort, but in five minutes you'll be rolling and kicking with the abandon of a young colt. They leave you feeling rested and fresh instead of exhausted, because the effort is so directed that the bodily organs are hoisted into better position with each motion and how grateful they are for that! Apparently more than half our tiredness comes not from honest effort but from the needless effort of carrying around our bodies in a sloppy slouch, of pounding along heavily with out backs not working at all to carry their share of the load, of letting ourselves sink without knowing how to achieve true relaxation. Because the Arden exercises seem so easy and pleasant while you are taking them you might think they wouldn't whittle off the pounds (should that be your aim) as briskly as something more violent. But they do it much faster. You can feel each turn and twist digging away slyly and firmly at the particular spots where the feminine body de velops bulges — the hips, the abdomen, the upper arm, the back of the neck. And in as short a time as two to three weeks you .sec extremely tangible results. Whether you take one treatment, to get the hang of the thing, or a course of six or more, you are gone over carefully for a personal analysis. Your health and past health, the present condition of your heart, lung, etc., your eating habits, and your particular prob lem (which curve you want to flatten, or which angle to turn into a curve, whether you seek a change in measurements or renewed vigor and joie de vivre) your weight and measurements, are all discussed individually. If you put yourself in the salon director's hands you get a complete schedule of corrective measures laid out specially for you — measures that include much more than just an exercise program. The exer cises themselves go on from the simple posture correction to special ones for your particular need and into the exciting business of ad vanced rhythmics. When you reach that point your body is truly a living poem of graceful motion and bounding joy. In addition to the exercises your director may suggest massage, baths, and other mea sures. There is nothing more heavenly after a half hour of exercise than a half hour under the hands of the Swedish massage expert here. The entire surface of your body gets a cleans ing such as it never had before, the firm but gentle manipulation fairly sends the blood humming through your veins, and fatty tissue is molded away from wherever it has collected too generously. The massage may be pre ceded by a session in the electric bath, where sun rays help to induce perspiration and toss off body wastes. Or by a turn in the Giant Roller where you sit or stand comfortably while the rollers on electric belts manipulate the solid lumps on hips, legs, shoulders or arms. Another magnificent feature that is fre quently embodied in the corrective courses is the Ardena Bath. Here a gentle, paraffin-like preparation is warmed and spread either over the entire body or over certain spots that need reduction and then you are wrapped in a series of coverings and subjected to heat — just enough to make you feel pleasantly warm and relaxed. The Ardena preparation induces lavish perspiration and carries off untold quan tities oi impurities while it stirs up the old circulation into new life. The bath is an amazing corrective of acid conditions, nerves, toxic poisoning, and that run-down feeling. Besides increasing the vitality so wonderfully it decreases the girth even more wonderfully. Since it may be ap plied to special parts of the body which need reduction it is especially helpful in producing perfect symmetry. It is, too, the only safe way known to reduce the bust. 1 n the courses, your diet is watched and though you arc not placed on any freak diet or Spartan affair unless for some special condition, changes are suggested that mean much in gaming, reducing, or just keeping in condition. None of these things requires a great expen diture of time, effort or money — just a little systematic devotion to the cause of a new out look for 19?2, and you'll be astonished at the change in as short a time as a month or two. These arc the measures that should go hand in hand with face and hair treatment, for the most skilled facial expert or hairdresser can do little tor you if your body is in poor shape. The glow of good circulation and physical well-being is immediately reflected in the con dition ot the hair and complexion. And it is awfully hard to feel mentally depressed if your whole body simply zips with exhilaration. Added to the fundamental bodily Tightness. facial treatments arc doubly effective. These, too, arc of course varied for the individual. Every skin needs the thorough cleansing one gets only in a complete salon treatment once in awhile: and every skin needs the tonic effect of skilled pat, pat, patting with tighten ing and soothing lotions. For special condi tions there arc eye treatments, and chin treat ments, and pore treatments, galore. There's a rich oil mask and the famous Vienna mask. based on the diathermic principle and admin istered at the Arden salon by a nurse trained in this branch of work. A mask is made to fit the client's own features and when this is connected over a film of soothing creams the warm, gently glowing sensation is delicious. The pores toss off waste, the tissues are fed way, way down under the surface, brisk circu lation is aroused, and tired lines fade away under the relaxing warmth. This treatment is followed by a firming facial treatment and away you bound, a definitely revivified bein£. For badly sagged faces a series of these will accomplish a genuine and lasting rejuvenation. Above all, it's delightful to find that these things aren't like spinach — just good for you. They arc wonderfully good for you but so darn much fun, at that! 5R The Chicagoan :he lines one acquires by rhythmic exercise are not the hard precise ones of a west point cadet but FLOWING FEMININE ISE AND GRACE THE TRIUMPH OF INCREASING FLEXIBILITY IS A FEATURE WE STRIVE FOR AND ACHIEVE IN THE ARDEN RHYTHMIC STUDIES GRACE IS FOUNDED ON A BACK WHICH BENDS WITH WILLOWY GRACE BUT WITHSTANDS STORMS WITH WILLOWY STRENGTH BECAUSE THE EXERCISES ARE EVOLVED ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN THEY ARE LOVELY AND INGENIOUS THINGS RATHER THAN THE BORESOME SETTING-UP SORT OF AFFAIR. THEY ARE FUN AND YET PRODUCE RESULTS IN SLENDER HIPS AND LISSOM WAISTS AND ABOVE ALL IN A NEW VITAL SURGE OF ENTHUSIASTIC VIGOR January, 1932 59 TROPIC GARDENS REACH THE HEIGHT OF THEIR FLAMBOYANT BEAUTY WHEN THE NORTH HITS THE DEPTHS OF MENTAL FAG AND LOWERED PHYSICAL RESISTANCE FLORIDA PALMS SHOOTING INTO BLUE SKIES AND BRIGHT MOONS MAKE A JUNE OF JANUARY OLD SOUTHERN ARCHITECTURE EMPLOYED IN A NEW INN AT PASS CHRISTIAN NEAR THE GULF 60 The Chicagoan ELIZABETH ARDEN has made age-guessing the most difficult of games © Because a woman is as old as she looks, age-guess ing in the smartest circles has become a game in which you can't win. Lovely women continue to be lovely women eternally. Theirs is not the necessity of crowd ing joys, pleasures, activities into a few years, for fear they would otherwise be too old to enjoy them. A charmed and charming life they lead, each poised moment a pleasurable experience, each day a prom ise of thousands of happy days to come. They turn on life "the Arden look," which embraces lovely clarity of skin and brightness of eyes. ..the cachets of youth. • You, too, will be able to challenge the world in an age-guessing contest if you entrust your face and your figure to Elizabeth Arden. Miss Arden is as famous for her Exercise Department, where slenderness and lovely proportions are to be found. for her face treat ments. For an interview with Miss Arden's Directress of Exercise, who plans individual programs for each client ...or an appointment for a Skin-Toning Muscle-Strap ping Face Treatment, please telephone Superior 6952. • The Ardena Bath is suggested to those who wish to achieve slenderness swiftly. This scientific treatment, exclusive with Miss Arden, literally melts away excess pounds, at the same time freeing the body from impurities and the nerves from tenseness and fatigue. The Ardena Bath treatment is so much in demand that appointments should be made at least two days in advance if possible. ELIZABETH ARDEN 70 EASTWALTON PLACE • CH ICAGO NEWYORK • LONDON • PARIS ¦ BERLIN ¦ ROME • MADRID © Kliznbcth Anion. 1032 . . . sunny days ahead. For Paiou has designed this flattering canton tunic frock with tiered white batiste cuff, in peppermint; demi-rose, citron. brown or black. A first 1932 model. January, 1932 And a Va grant New Ye a r Resolutions, or What to Do With Them By Lucia Lewis RESOLVED : That is was a terrible year, and the one before it was bad, and the '"one to come may be worse. (But 1893 was no slouch that way, and yet Father man aged to bring the family east from California for a whale of a time at the World's Fair, and they're still talking about it. And in 1907 or 1908 Mother went to Europe, though she did have to economize to do it. Now she remem bers palaces in Florence, and the opera at Covent Garden, and old Franz Joseph driving down the boulevards of Budapest behind a regiment of hussars and six plumed chargers, instead of the long-faced groans of the period that we'd never pull out of it — never. And in the early 1920's, when Uncle Frank began having cold chills at night after looking for profits with a microscope all day long, his wife murmured the aunt-like equivalent for "what the heir" and bundled him off to Pinehurst for six weeks, though he absolutely couldn't get away, he said. So now she can listen to him stir up a grievance against the current de pression, but she'd rather be doing that than carrying flowers on Memorial Day.) Wherefore: Since the older generation could take its depressions or leave them alone and seems to have done nicely when it left them alone once in awhile it might not be a bad idea to snatch an example for our own 1932. Even ten days is long enough for a spell of relaxation in sunshine. Leave your desk today and tomorrow you can be sailing over the sapphire blue of the Gulf ready to fight your first tarpon. The closest sunshine to Chicago, this Mississippi Gulf country offers more than sun. Yachting and water sports of every kind, magnificent motor roads along the sea wall and entrancing byways into the romantic Southern woods, the historic Spanish trail, hunting, some of the finest golf courses in the country, the quaint charm of Biloxi and Pass Christian coupled with the most twentieth century sort of thing in hotels and sports fa cilities. While New Orleans — New Orleans — is but eighty miles away! And eastward is Florida — possible even for three weeks, though if you can, you'll wan der and linger for more. You can be awfully gay at Miami, gay and haughtier at Palm Beach, just a thorough-going sportsman at Uscppa Island, quiet and historically browsy in heavenly climate at St. Augus tine, happily basking just any where along the coast. A short boat trip or a swift flight by Pan-American Airways and you're looking into a Bacardi cocktail and dancing at the Almendares or driving along the jeweled ribbon that is Ha vana's Malecon Drive at night time. A few days of this sort of thing and the stock ticker is just a bowl of cherries to you. But maybe you arc the virile sort of person who frets because snow isn't slushing under foot (at this writing) . If it does appear in our fair city it isn't exactly the sparkling sort of thing you could put a ski to, at that. Well, there's Montreal, just a hop away, with the true pristine sparkle of fresh snow and glisten ing sun, air that fairly bursts your lungs with joy. Or you might hunt up a member and get yourself invited to the festivities at Lu- cerne-in-Quebec, a short distance from Mon treal. If you are a prospective member yourself communicate with the Association in the Straus Building and an amazing vista of outdoor joy will be opened to you. With — at the end of the day outside — a roaring log fire and the old whiskey and soda, uncut, un adulterated and mellow at your elbow. To the east, dignified and magnificent, lies the splendid establishment at Lake Placid with about the finest 'winter sports this side of Switzerland and the 1932 Olympic in full swing this season. 1 f matters are in such shape that cobwebs will gather on the till whether you are here or not, why you might as well get away from it all for at least a month and gain new spirit out where the West ends. Where cypresses, in fact, hang into the ocean off rocky points and your golf ball plops right into the Pacific if you're not care ful. The winter season is among the gayest of Del Monte's procession on the Monterey Peninsula, -with polo and golf tournaments and more festivities than — well, more festivities. Southern California, too, is particularly happy at this time. Perhaps you are one of those rare people not disturbed by money, just megrims. Well, you can drive or fly speedily from Los Angeles to Agua Calientc, which in many ways outdoes Monte Carlo. The place is amazing. It is so spacious and verdant that one simply does not believe that it all sprang up in just three or four years. Anyway, you can have all the excitement and more than you had at old Tia Juana. 7\ FAR cry from this in contrast, though not in distance, is Palm Springs, a refreshing oasis in the desert, where you can be gay if that's what you want, or gloriously relaxed and happy just taking deep whiffs of exhilarating air as you watch the magic of changing desert colors. Or a moun tain ranch in Arizona. Or the peace of Ingle- side and San Marcos among the citrus groves, the olives and dates of the Southwest. Or the unworldly art centers of New Mexico and the fascinating seeking into the history of the Indians who still live in their traditional fashion all about you. There's practically no mood that the Southwest can't satisfy, no de pression it can't make you forget — or at least conquer. Some can forget on land but others simply must go to sea, as fine a place as you could imagine for a recovery from anything from illness to love to panic. You can go to Cuba and the West Indies in almost any fashion we please. If you like the dignity of the English, their superb service and charming old hospital ity, go Cunard. If the shining efficiency, the emphasis on ship sports, the congeniality of the Germans appeals to you, Hamburg-Ameri can and North German Lloyd have several cruises of varying length to different stops. If you have a hankering for the exclusive flavor that is Dutch, Holland-America does it for you. If you like brilliance and excitement and the colorful Italian way of doing things, the sumptuous Vidcania now takes you on West Indies cruises in what approximates a Floren tine palace afloat. The beautiful Morro Castle of the Ward Line plies swiftly and luxuriously from New York to Cuba. The great new Monarch of Bermuda takes you in royal state to the island unlike anything in the world for heavenly peace and delightful recreation. If you love to float about lazily from one quaint spot to another with just a few congenial souls and real sea-going atmosphere ship on the United Fruit or Royal Dutch vessels which carry on the trade with all the islands but have pleasant accommodations for passengers as well. And if you want to get really far away, the new Mariposa will be off to Australia and New Zealand and the South Seas. The whole idea is not of where but a resolve to go this year, though the heavens fall. WHEREFORE: again, and quite passionately — a vagrant New Year to you all. 62 The Chicagoan Is' Prize Florence D. Walden Hollywood, Cal. . . . 55% more in safety and enjoyment at only 5 cents more in price WHY (?) CHANGED-TO-MARLBORO CONTEST (For Other Prize Winners Watch Magazines And Newspapers) An a restaurant recently I commented on the beauty and dis tinguished appearance of a woman seated nearby. My companion, a well-known attorney, glanced at her and remarked indifferently, Xes, but she SPOILS it all by- smoking a cheap .cigarette." 1 leedless to say, that tip was my reason for changing to Marlboros. MARLBORO THE NEW KEWWOOD TWEEDS ARE HERE! J£l Smartness, nonchalant elegance, unquestioned good taste — these are immediately apparent qualities of the new 1932 Sport Suits now being featured. And there is a sound basic reason for this attrac tiveness. It's the fabric. Each of these Sport Suits is of genuine Kenwood all wool Tweed, that stur dy, long-wearing, ever-handsome fabric for which Kenwood Mills is so widely and favorably known. These arc four-piece suits — some with extra knick ers, others with two pairs of long trousers. All are featured at reasonable prices. Pierre Deltort our inimitable Cher de Cuisine, blandly ignores the very thought of a Depression. He continues to season each dish with the rarest, most flavory savor- in gs, the most expensive sauces, gravies and dressings. Current prices enable us to place before his skilled hands even finer cuts of meat and rarer vegetables than ever before. Those who dine here, in increasing numbers, bene fit accordingly. REGULAR TABLE D'HOTE DINNER INCLUDING SUNDAYS $*1.50 1 HOTEL Belmont B. B. WILSON, Resident Manager Single and double rooms with bath. 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One ought to have several linen suits, be cause the freshness of appearance of linen is so very necessary. Below, from left to right, are several things that are quite necessary for southern tripping. Capper & Capper show a combination sweater (Cashmere and other rare wools) and leather vest, both pull-overs — and golf hose to match the sweater. A. Starr Best's have a grand array of striped (regimental and club) ties — Irish poplins and Repps. The Top-Flite tennis racket, from A. G. Spalding's, is a splendid imple ment with a great tournament record. Finchleys' offer a rather dif ferent sort of beach outfit: a plain-colored shirt, dark trunks in her ringbone pattern with the robe of the same material. 64 The Chicagoa: RAYMOND PARK APARTMENTS 1501-7 Hinman Ave. 425 Grove St. Evanston, 111. 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Talk about individuality and distinctive appearance. This native of China has both. While any clear solid color (red, black, cream or blue) is permiss- able, red predominates. His coat is heavy and off-standing, giving his head a lion-like appear ance. He actually scowls when he looks at you and his deep-set "chinky" eyes seem to look right through you. English and Irish Setters Golden Dawn, Irish Setter and Aragon Blue Meteor, Eng lish Setter, imported from England. Quality pups usually avail able from the best bred setters in this part of the country. Aragon Kennels — Reg. ]. Cooper Mannheim Rd., Franklin Park Franklin Park 2117 While he holds himself aloof and shows no interest in strangers, he is playful and intelli gent with his master and is typically a "one- family dog" — but not a one-man dog as so many people erroneously think. A chow loves children and will positively fight for, and protect them. He is very affec tionate with those he loves and is thrown with constantly. Young chow puppies closely resemble the well known "Teddy Bear" and are the sweetest, and most adorable of all puppies. Chow puppies really housebrcak themselves — cleanliness is just born in them. A chow is innately the cleanest animal on four feet. He, too, is, undoubtedly, the quietest of dogs. When he barks it is usually time to investigate, and he is essentially one of the finest watch dogs on the face of the earth — and may your writer add here, that "Every home should be guarded by a good dog of some kind." Some of the most desir able points about a chow are: large massive head, broad and flat skull, a decided scowl, short, cobby, well-rounded body with big bone in the legs, cat-like feet with the dog right up on his toes, a beautiful plume-like tail carried close to the back. Two very important features about chows — both to you and your chow — is that they practically never have fleas — fleas just don't stay on chows. 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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, III. Dogberry Barbed Wire Ktngsthorp Sand Storm Puppies for sale by these great dogs. Harrington, Illinois Alex H. Stewart — 30 North Michigan — Cent. 3978 DOG FAVORITES Hollywood Chooses Schnauzers We have both Giants and Mediums. Wonderful family and watch dogs. Covered Wagon Kennels Naperville, Illinois Chicago Office: lOS W. Adams St. January, 1932 THE PRESIDENCY A Bystander Feels the Nation's Pulse Ideally located on Fifth Avenue (Begin on page 17) on one of the best depressions ever, yet he retired personally spared, persona. ly un scathed. Lofty, headstrong, and dog matic, John Adams was booted out ol the White House by his own party after a single term, yet he was then, and still is, unbowed. Three best-sellers, three careful compilations ol slurs and slanders, have completed Hoover's ruin lor our time and will preserve it lor history. They call him "our first hair-shirt hero," "Iceblc and fretful," "victim of self-pity," "dynamic as a 30-watt bu.b," and they talk about "the rube, uncouth, uncultured, hall baked, hall educated," his "abysmal incompe tence," "do-nothingness," "reaction ary stultification," "fundamental in adequacy of character." None of the three has any intention of giving him fair play. Two of them arc cheap atrocities of spleen and abuse. All three of them revel in the declaration that at the height of his engineering career he received $5,000 a year as an engineer and $9 5,000 as a pro moter. He is stoned for the sins of Provi dence and the Republican party. The other day a United States Congress man cried, "Like an oriental poten tate drunk with power"— the same phrase with which a United States District Attorney destroyed "Scarfare Al" Capone. There is something about the man himself, as well as about his unhappy situation, that in vites baiting. Even mild Senator Lewis could not forego an oppor tunity to bait him and told the press, "I have just called on an old Demo cratic friend — Mr. Hoover. You re member, of course, that Mr. Hoover was at one time a Democrat." His enemies bait him mercilessly —the Democratic House, Johnson and the Senate Insurgents, Borah, Norris, La- Follettc, Brookhart, Wheeler, the Big Navy gang, both inside and outside officialdom, and there is a cabal against him within his own hand- picked cabinet. And his vice-presi dent, lo! the poor Indian, is the man who decried the "British citizen" at Kansas City and warned the conven tion that they would "have to give Hoover to the nation with an apol ogy-" The Federals could toss Adams out, but the Republicans can't get rid of Hoover. They have to run him. The Republican tradition that a 'man must be allowed to hold office for two terms today smites its inventors. Sev enty-five years ago a party could dis own its President for some gross personal misdemeanor, but even that prerogative has been swept away by the present science of political parties. The President of the United States is. in our time, the head man of his polit ical party. In the public mind Hoover is synonymous with Republicanism. To repudiate Hoover is to repudiate Republicanism. That is one mistake the Republicans won't make. There have been suggestions, first delicate, now obstreperous, that Hoo ver abdicate. Abdicate? He is like the fat lady caught in the narrow- doorway — he can't abdicate. He can't improve the nation in the next six months, and he can't improve the man who sat silent while his fellow members of the Harding cabinet sold the nation down the river of oil. And his party can't dump him. It is said that a big batch of appropriations is being held up lor the month or so preceding the campaign, so that gov ernment building and government- aided improvements will give employ ment an artificial stimulus and the Hoover administration will exude, in stead of what it exudes now, the mes meric aroma of returning prosperity. But it is doubtful that such a make shift medication will appreciably alle viate the public nausea. The Republicans are surrounded by their worst enemies, the Republicans. The Democratic nomination means. if, as lias been said, it is draped around the right shoulders, the Presi dency. This publication docs not support nor does it recom mend. It looks at the picture in Mc Laughlin's History of the United States and discovers that we have not had a pair of whiskers in the White House since Garfield. It learns that James Hamilton Lewis and Melvin A. Traylor, a couple of Chicagoans, are spoken of in the matter of the 193 2 Democratic nomination for President of the United States. It discusses Mr. Lewis' whiskers and Mr. Tray- lor's bank. It talks on interminably about parties and people, and throws in a couple of references to earlier American history. It examines Her bert Hoover and decides that his ad ministration has not been the success destime. And finally, it avers that the country might do (and has done, many, many times) a dommed sight worse than to elect one of our two local boys President. NICOLAS REMISOFF An Intimate Pen Painting of the Artist (Begin on page 33) Roof theatre became delightfully and whimsically Russian and Remisoffian. We have followed our "painter giant" from Petrograd to Paris, from Paris to New York, and we have seen him design his man size toys which marched like wooden soldiers through the theatres of the world. He is now in Chicago, and we find him decorating not only the atres, designing entire ballets, but cre ating logical motives for the walls of the rooms in which people live, in terpreting character in portraits which hang upon the walls twenty-four hours a day, and on a still larger scale, we find him changing the phys ical and psychological aspects of a whole city street. Mr. Remisoff's first work in Chi cago was in the theatre. There was the Chicago Allied Arts, Inc., with its experiment and accomplishment. Scenery and costumes were under the 68 The Chicagoan NEW MADISON ROOM? 68 W. 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 WONDERFUL FOOD J ft I- '07 niCClCJO S v II leWGst • The gratifying occupancy in the newly completed Blackwood proves that discriminat ing apartment seekers appreciate the finest in Hotel Homes. Here in fashionable Hyde Park you will find spacious 1 to 5 room suites fur nished in the true individuality of your own home — a multitude of finer hotel Services to make your living more enjoyable. Shops, terrace, roof garden in building. Rates moder ately low and standard to all. We in vite your most critical inspection. PHIL C.CALDWELL Personally Directing THE! JLACKWOOD direction of Mr. Remisoff. Compos ers and conductors such as Frederick A. Stock, Eric DeLamarter, and John Alden Carpenter, gave their active support. Adolph Bolm, the gifted dancer and ballet master composed the choregraphy. Ruth Page, premiere danseuse, carried out suc cessful dance experiments in Ameri canism athleticism. Among the dis tinguished guest dancers were Tamara Karsavina, of the Russian ballet; Ronny Johansson, of Sweden; Maria Montero, of Spain; and Vera Mirova, superb exponent of Oriental dances. roR three seasons the Chicago Allied Arts raised and finally lowered (December, 1926) its eloquent curtain by Nicolas Remisoff. Whether or not this hyperbole of vivid paint on the very front curtain was intended as a warning that the exotic images and dance rhythms about to be disclosed might prove perplexingly incongruous to Chicago's consciousness, it would be too clair voyant to point out. As for Remisoff's curtain, a suave ballerina, escorted by a company of gnarled grotesques with Callotesquc noses and hats, came careening over a horizon of industri ously illuminated (Chicago) sky scrapers. Their gesture presaged something of a predicament — it was like a cloud of incredible orchids fall ing into flaming chimneys of steel mills. The original design for the curtain, now owned by the Chicago Art Institute, may be seen hanging in the corridor of the Goodman theatre. With it other drawings by Remisoff, among them his "Little Circus," also designed for the Chicago Allied Arts, Inc. What Mr. Remisoff has done to rejuvenate the former and antiquated Central theatre, now the handsome Punch and Judy theatre, is gratify ing as the most striking achievements of plastic surgery. When he under took the case he found two columns present in the physiognomy of the theatre which were, for structural reasons, absolutely necessary. As he himself has expressed it, "The prob lem was to camouflage them, yet create something attractive." 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The "Western Architect, comment ing upon the new Punch and Judy theatre, has said: "Messrs. Fuhrcr [architect] and RemisotF have not only achieved a most interesting re modeling ol a homely, antiquated theatre, hut have created a unique and beautiful modern playhouse." I hat versatile ar tist, the late Mrs. John Aldcn Carpen ter, so greatly appreciated by those who demanded the finest in interior decoration, often complemented the mural work of Mr. Remisoff. A bit of her excellent taste may be seen - - by members of the feminine world — in the Powder Room of the New Palace theatre, which was also one of the commissions of Mr. Remisoff. For his part he chose a modernized treatment of the Dircctoirc period. On glass he has painted a lyric of brilliant curtains, dark musical in struments, a basket of fantastic flow ers and sharp green leaves graceful forms vibrating against a sky of oys ter grey, through which sparkles the blue and ultramarine air. The decorative talents of Mrs. Carpenter and Mr. Remisoff are again effectively combined in the Newton Perry residence on Astor Street, where Mr. Remisoff's grotesque French soldier adds a great deal of spirit to the apartment. More team work of these two Chicago artists vitalizes the Elizabeth Arden estab lishment on Fifth Avenue, New York. Faces of women, painted by Mr. Remisoff on glass, interpret the four seasons. Into the residence of Mr. Leo Wormscr, on Lake Shore Drive, Mr. Remisoff has brought a Venetian car nival. Gondolas on peaceful waters, done in the Canalctto style, compete with sail boats on Lake Michigan, for the latter rolls just beyond the apartment windows. Tn an alcove in Mrs. Charles Chadwick's apartment, also on the Drive, he has painted a piquant bathing girl assisted by a lit tle monkey which draws discreet cur tains about her. The Gertrude Keeley Memorial solarium at the Passavant Hospital is a poem — even an ecstatic prayer — of decoration, worthy of an inspired sun worshiper. Mr. Rcminsoff's enchant ed ferns and flowers -black and white forms painted and sand-blasted on panels of mirrored glass wield a strange power of beauty which chal lenges and invigorates. At the Casino Club he has created a black and suave fountain of plumes which wafts from its canary yellow- vase, against walls of oyster grey. These fountain-like plumes are paint ed flat, without shadows, and harmon ize with the delicate metal railings of the staircases which rise near them. JlIis three large paintings, striking adaptations of the Incroyable style, in a room of the Chicago Club, remain inaccessible to all but members (unless you be Remisoff's biographer, or the door man's friend) and emphasize his im peccable sense of the fitness of things. But nowhere, perhaps, has Mr. Remis off expressed this sense more beauti fully than in the octagonal music room in the residence of Russell Wral- cott, architect, Barrington, Illinois. The mood, if not the likeness, of the surrounding hills and vales is caught and made to persist in the murals in this room. They are classic scenes of early morning. Looking beyond the windows and across the hills one half expects to glimpse Orpheus wander ing in Illinois. Back in Chicago Remisoff's Diana of the Chase haunts Ruth Page's studio in Diana Court. In a high, white tower, on the es tate of Mr. Alfred A. Hamill, in Lake Forest. Mr. Remisoff's Byzantine fan tasy of the planets rises towards the heavens. Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Mer cury, and Saturn ascend upon their fresco horizons. About them re volve the signs of the zodiac. And in the black, sandy dome of the up permost sky flicker the remote and stylized stars. Lake Forest seems to demand of the painter work on a heroic scale. The handsome Lake Forest Public Library, designed by Edwin Clark, architect, will house, when March ar rives, twelve large panels by Nicolas Remisoff. He is still climbing ten loot ladders to give life to figures representing Poetry, Tragedy, Science. Homer and Pythagoras may be seen even today. In bringing this miniature biogra phy and catalogue of the works of Nicolas Remisoff to an end. let us admit that he is no victim of giants' blood, as our florid language may have implied, but affirm that he is a charming and companionable man. Nicolas Remisoff and his charming wife live in a hospitable little house surrounded by their wooded park and fields, in Wayne, Illinois. V/hen the Village Club meets with them Mrs. Remisoff plans some surprising and delectable Russian dish. Mr. Remis off, sitting by the fireside, smiles, and looks not a little like one of his own cartoons, and says, "I li\e countrv life." WAX WORKS A Review of Current Records HOLLAND -AMERICA LINE 40 NORTH DEARBORN ST., CHICAGO (Begin on page 29) the ballet. You need this one if you must know what a significant contemporary is doing. Two of the less familiar symphonic poems of Cesar Franck arc available this month in Brunswick and Co lumbia pressings. The first-named company presents his /Redemption done by Albert Wolff and the Lamo- reaux Orchestra. The recording is spirited and clear, but the piece was written when Franck was still bound firmly in Wagnerian shackles. More impressive musically is the Symphonic Suite Psyche, conducted by Piernc with the Colonnc. P.svc/ie dates about thirteen years after the Redemp tion Interlude. In spite of its amor ous subject it is filled with the progressions and mottoes so familiar to students of Franck. And its pro gram will fool nobody. This music sounds always like the mild and de vout little organist of St. Clotilde. Hans Pfitzner and the Berlin Phil harmonic Orchestra turn out a neat job of the First Beethoven Symphony. Pfitzner misses none of the Mozartian sprightlincss of this early work and makes considerable of the well known andante cantahile. The piece is on six faces and, like all Brunswick or chestral recording, the voices are well- balanced. 70 The Chicagoan Cognoscenti PORT AU PRINCE gg FORT DE FRANCE ^vH A V A N A Magic, romantic, exciting names . . . on Cunard's unusual West Indies itineraries this season . . . Cap Haitien famous during the reign ol his Black Majesty, Cristophe . . . Cartagena, Metropolis ol the Spanish Main . . . are but two of the hidden, almost inaccessible ports that are yours to enjoy. Lavish entertainments . . . deck sports . . . dances . . . and don't forget to come prepared for the costume party. 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The Willys-Overland Company, commemorating its twenty-fifth year as a manufacturer of automobiles. will exhibit an entirely new line of Silver Anniversary cars equipped with all the modern mechanical fea tures which you're probably pretty sick of reading about. Studebaker, sponsor of free wheeling (the un qualified success of which is evi denced by its adoption by practically every other motor car maker) has been devoting its entire energies and research facilities to far-reaching im provements which involve, not only free wheeling, but also safety, per formance, comfort, silence and ap pearance. So you'd better plan to inspect the Studebaker exhibit. And because Franklin construction so closely parallels aviation engineering in many ways, what with its super charged, air-cooled, airplane engine and lower, aero-strcanilined bodies, the new produce (eight body types) will be designated as the Franklin Supercharged Airman. "Floating Power" is the watch word of the Chrysler line of sixes, eights and Imperial eights for 1932. An inspection will reveal ten dis tinguishing mechanical features which, to truly appreciate, we are told, you wi.l have to drive or ride in one of the cars. The Marmon sixteen (Mar- mon, by the way, celebrates its Thir tieth anniversary this year) initially introduced in the spring of '31, will be continued with important refine ments in appearance and in interior design. Mechanically, this car will be practically unchanged, the 200- horsepowcr, all-aluminum engine hav ing proved itself capable of superla tive performance, durability and long life. In addition to the sixteen, Mar mon will present a new straight-eight ol moderate price. 1 he Lincoln will appear at the Show in two distinct models — one on a twelve cylinder chassis of 145-inch wheelbase, the ether on the eight cylinder chassis of 136-inch wheelbase — and a group of thirty-two superb body types. The new twelve has a 1 50 horse power en gine, and (you may be quite sur prised) a rounded radiator. And it you want true individuality in motor cars there is the Duesenberg. The success of the custom built Duesen berg has been so marked that the company has established an entirely new design service for its clientele. This service brings the engineering and designing departments into di rect contact with the buyer, through the sales organization, thus insuring a correct interpretation of the buyer's idea of what he wants. Pierce-Arrow offers the V-radiator this year, and many interior, exterior and mechani cal refinements. Models come in three wheelbase lengths: 137'inch. 142-inch and 147-inch. MODERN ART The Part the Institute Played (Begin <iu page 43) general wreck of the gallery. It took two or three husky guards to halt the work of destruction. But the Art institute didn't often lay itself open to untoward incidents like this, and it was not until the advent ol Mr. Harshe as director in 1921 that things began to happen, and that the Art Institute of Chicago began to come into the limelight as the most progressive big museum in America. The Arts Club of Chicago had been functioning brilliantly since the Armistice, and among its moving spirits were men who also had joined Mr. Rycrson's progressive wing in the Art institute management. A grad ual shift was taking place in the board of trustees, until today that board includes militant battlers for the best that is new in art while it is new, like Arthur T. Aldis, Robert Allcrton, Frederick Clay Bartlctt. Walter S. Brewster. John A. Hola- bird, and Charles H. Worcester, along with Mr. Ryerson and the liberal, if unconvinced, Potter Palmer. Bit it has not all been plain sailing violent tempests were encountered at the start, and there were succeeding periods of utter darkness. For the Institute, on its own mo tion, has become so progressive as to stage without being dynamited the big Toulouse-Lautrec show of last season, and before that its show of Mestrovic sculpture. In 1922, the Palmer collection, with its Renoirs. its Monets, its Mancts and the rest, was given a permanent home in the institute. housed in two galleries. The "old hats" sensed a danger, and so in 1924 (the year of our ad vent, as we have related) the installa tion of the Birch-Bartlett collection in the temporary display galleries be came something to fight about. By 1926, however, so determinedly had the "radical bloc" among the trustees carried on their "diplomatic advances" toward the conservatives that Frederic Clay Bartlett's princely gift was accepted for permanent possession and installation. This was the be ginning of the end. Not only was Mr. Bartlctt assigned a gallery, but he was allowed to re-decorate it and to install his paintings as they should be shown and not in musty museum style. Came a day when the Helen Birch- Bartlett Memorial gallery was thrown open to the public — and the fame of Chicago as a liberal art center trav eled round the world. The Art In stitute of Chicago was the first American museum to dare sanction officially the "Fauves" and all their works of darkness. 72 The Chicagoan HOTEL PEARSON Chicago7 s most cultured Hotel-home ! Here ... at Hotel Pearson . . . the re fined, fastidious 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 atmosphere. a continental ATTRACTIVE RATES! 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Fine Clothes For Men and Boys A^tarr Best / t- Randolph mj W«b..h ...CHICAGO FINE CLOTHES /or MEN „„rf BOYS January, 19 3 2 73 New Flamisol Crepe Dress. Specially priced #39.50 ETHEL DOLL 112 East Oak Street SUI'erior 1626 The new "BEDREADER" (pat. appl. for) is adjustable to all eyes. Instantly hooks over or is removed from any bed without damaging. Collapsible to 1-in. thickness. Book rests face down on non-breakable glass plate with slot tor turning of pages. Reading lamp attached. Finished mahogany. 1'acked in carton only $12. Send check or M.O. to BEDREADERS, Inc. 420 Lexington Ave. New York City The finishing touch tt the perfect cocktail! F.rench and Ital'ai styles of Vermouth. At good dealers every where. For free Recipe Book address Mouquin Inc., 217 East Illinois St., Chicago. In the corridor immediately out side the Birch-Bart ctt room began to grow gradually a display of drawings by the "wild beasts" and their kind, largely the gift of Robert Allerton. The other galleries of the museum grew more and more spotted with the new "heresy." Already Mr. Ryerson's things had supplemented Mrs. Potter's and Mr. Ryerson con tinued to loan more and more pic tures of a more and more "daring" type — things like his Cezanne and his Gauguins. Toulouse-Lautrec's Circus appeared one morning, a Matisse another, a bold, blunt Courbet another. Bou- guereau's huge Bathers, an ornament since 1901, went to the cellar — we never have found much comfort in this frowsy treatment of the gem of the Mungcr collection. One by one the old-timers disappeared, to give way to newcomers from Manet and Daumicr to Utrillo. The permanent exhibition at the Art Institute now is extraordinarily rich in "Modernism" and in the "Primitives," from whom the "Moderns" derive. While the museum was undergoing this transformation, its temporary exhibitions were being revolutionized as well. Even up to the time of our advent in 1924, the 1893-World's-Fair school of painters was firmly in trenched in both the autumn Amer ican show and the spring exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artists of Chicago and vicinity. "Sacred cows" were everywhere in both shows — painters who had come down from the Nineties and still were going strong. There was a sharp demarcation be tween the "official" exhibitions and the No-Jury shows. The first were formidable with names — the second were budding with talents — which, unfortunately, have not blossomed as richly as promised. However, the forces that were at work transforming the permanent col lection of the museum were also be ginning to function in the matter of the temporary shows. More and more liberal juries were assembled, and the "heresies" began to dot the walls. To give them GOOD CHEER * GOOD FOOD For thirty years the Red Star has been a gathering place for those who appre ciate German hospitality and German food. And now, in 1931, it still maintains its important position in Chicago restau rant life. 3&eb ^>tar 3nn C. Gallauer, Proprietor 1528 N. Clark Street Delaware 0440-3942 room, "old hats" necessarily disap peared. A great howl went up from the "sacred cows" and from the press. Wii take unto our- sclf here a bit of credit for helping stiffen the backbones of the assemblers of juries. We helped demonstrate that the conservative "critics" were not necessarily steam rollers that could crush out life. This revolt against the "cows" be gan to be apparent about 1927 or 1928 — apparent enough for the bossies and bulls themselves to catch the drift. By the time of the American show in the autumn of 1931 the rout was complete. Scarcely an "old hat" in sight. It is harder now for an 1893- World's-Fair painter to get by an Art institute jury than for a millionaire trustee to get through the eye of a needle. Along with the "old hats," how ever, the No-Juryitcs also in 193 1 were routed as a "bloc." They had been gradually encroaching and at taining a supremacy in the "official" shows. The 1931 jury wiped the slate clean, except for a few scratches and grease spots. Chicago artists were swamped in an invasion from the East. Maybe the forces of liberalism have done their work too well. In their driving out of the intrenched and the stupid, they may have tramp led under foot some promising juniors. It is scarcely possible Chi cago "Modernism" is at as low an ebb in comparison with the Eastern product as the group of jurors seem to imply. Post Scriptum: There has just been made to the Art Institute of Chicago a gift second in importance only to the Birch-Bartlett collection -a gift of twenty of the paintings assembled by Arthur Jerome Eddy, father of "Moderism" in Chicago, local spon sor of the Armory show, author of "Cubists and Post-Impressionism," and general nuisance to the "old hats" from the time of the Armory show to his death in 1919. 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