C u *V ¦' f « 5 December, 1932 Price 35 Cents WhiteHoc '" A pleasant dinner, an enjoyable evening —and now for the grand finale! The liveliness demanded when hours grow small can be provided only by super-sparkling White Rock—the thirst cutting, energy giving beverage. Order White Rock when you are stepping out— serve White Rock when friends step in! When ginger ale is in order, make it White Rock Pale Dry, the only ginger ale made with White Rock. Here's a ball gown, romantic as demure as a bunch of violets morning. It is of crackly the upstanding bows The After-Five Room on ^ VLvtirdlcH^ fo\ j ill ifa, Waiti an old Viennese waltz, and new as tomorrow crisp moire and are of velvet. $55. the Sixth Floor. MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY THE STORE OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT December, 1932 Vamanaka& Company 846 No. Michigan Ave. Chicago Distinctive Xmas gift sug' gestions in the fascinating Chinese and Japanese Art Objects and Novelties Bronze flower bowls of graceful lotus leaf shape $8.50, $10.50, $12.50 Beautifully carved semi precious stone ash trays of rose quartz, yellow jade, agate at wonderful value of $5.00, $7.50, $10.00 Useful change purse made of beautiful Japanese gold brocade with ornaments of coral, carnelian and jade Price $2.00 and $2.75 Japanese cultured pearl necklaces, beautifully matched $35.00 and $45.00 Contents for DECEMBER Page 1 CHRISTMAS IN THE NINETIES, by Burnham C. Curtis 6 A GUIDE TO CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT 13 EDITORIAL COMMENT 15 A BROCHURE OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS 23 CHICAGOANA, conducted by Donald Plant 26 A SOJOURN ON MARS, by Sandor 27 THE FLOWER GIRL, by Richard Atwater 28 ON THE BAND WAGON, by Henri 29 THE "POST" OF THE PAST, by Martin Quigley 30 STROLLING PLAYERS, by Paul Stone 31 A CENTURY OF CHRISTMAS, by Ruth G. Bergman 32 LADIES OF ARDEN SHORE 33 PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE, by Caroline S. Krum 34 HOW TO LIVE TO BE A HUNDRED, by Susan Wilbur 35 ART CALLS SOCIETY'S CHILDREN 37 FOREFATHERS OF '33, by Milton S. Mayer and A. George Miller 46 A GALLERY OF LADIES BOUNTIFUL 47 NOTEWORTHY CHICAGOANS OF 1932, by Joseph Pollard 48 A STORE OF MODERN YOUTH, by Beverly Bevan 54 MR. STOCK HOLDS THE FORT, by Robert Pollak 56 URBAN PHENOMENA, by Virginia Skinkle 58 AMONG THE MOTORS, by Clay Burgess 59 GOTHAM CORRESPONDENCE, by Frederick Anderson 61 A CHRISTMAS SYMPOSIUM 63 ENTRANCES AND EXITS, by William C. Boyden 66 ART NOTES, by Edward Millman 68 BACK TO BALABAN & KATZ, by William R. Weaver 72 CHEER TREATMENT, by The Hostess 74 ISLE OF JUNE, by Hugh W. Bell l?- CHICAGOAN— William R. Weaver, Editor; E. S. Clifford, General Manager— is published monthly by The Chicagoan Publishing Company, Martin QUIGley, President 407 South Dearborn Street Chicago, 111 Harrison 0035. A. E. Holt, Advertising Manager. New York Office 790 Broadway Los Angeles Office, Pacific States Life Bldg. Pacific Coast Office, Simpson-Re.lly Bendix Building, Los Angeles; Russ Bldg., San Francisco. Subscription, $3.00 annually; single copy 35c. Vol. XIII, No. 5, December, 1932. Copyright 1932 Entered as second class matter August 19, 1931, at the Post Office at Chicago, Illinois und-r the act of March 3, 1879. Hipp & Coburn Co. (Jewelers Wriglev Building \jnica0o for Christmas attractive useful NEW Ladies' Cigarette Cases. All colors. "DUNHILL" Case Monogram . $2.50 $1.00 BEVERAGE MIXER Shows how to mix fifteen different drinks at the turn of a dial. The double shell prevents rapid melting of the ice ; easily cleaned. Powder Cases, all colors, 3 inch size. Case . . . Monogram $1.50 $1.00 The Chicagoan ^ s~— >. ¦V m y\ Z-& ®g . . . for the lucky, lucky ladies who discover these intimate treasures in their Christmas stockings! « »> The regal velvet hostess gown (only $19.75, by the way) is a heart-breaker . . . selected from a stunning group of velvets, hammered satins and Kabe crepes priced as low as $10.95 — as high as $49.50. « » Two more thrills ... a matching gown and chemise of heaven ly Romance satin, entirely hand made and trimmed with REAL Alencon lace! « » More luxury than you'd expect for $10.95 and $7.95, respectively! NEGLIGEE and LINGERIE SHOPS « » THIRD FLOOR, STATE a store of fashion a store of moderate price* STAGE (Curtains, 8:30 and 2:30 p. m., Matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays unless otherwise indicated.) zM'usical THE LAUGH PARADE— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Cen tral 8240. Ed Wynn at his best, which is almost too much for any one to bear up under, and an all' "round swell show. EARL CARROLL'S VANITIES— Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. The ninth edition of the Carroll revue with Mitchell and Durante and Al Trahan. Saturday matinees only. 'Drama WIHHIE'THE-POOH — Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 2300. Sue Hastings Marionettes, those versatile little wooden actors, enter' tain the children Saturday, Decem ber 17 at 11 a. m. and Sunday, the 18th, at 3 p. m. Under the aus- pices of the Theatre Guild. SPRINGTIME FOR HENRY— Blackstone, 60 E. 7th St. Harri son 6609. Henry Hull in a fluffy bit of froth or vice versa wherein a private secretary has a try at re forming her employer. •THE GOOD EARTH— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2460. The Owen and Donald Davis dramati zation of Pearl Buck's Pulitzer prize-winning novel. Nazimova, Claude Rains and Henry Travers head the cast. Opening December 26 for three weeks as the fourth offering of the American Theatre Society. CINEMA THE CONQUERORS— Richard Dix and Ann Harding survive two generations of depressions and prove that it can be done. (The picture of the month.) SHERLOCK HOLMES — Clive Brook and Ernest Torrence mod ernize Doyle- without destroying him. (See it.) THREE OK A MATCH— A novel plot flickers and goes out. (Don't see it.) IF I HAD A MILLION— A dozen short stories are sprung upon a central idea and a dozen excellent casts and directors afford a novel and splendid hour. (Sit in.) THE MASK OF FU MANCHU— The apotheosis of the blood and thunder school of fiction. (Miss it.) I AM A FUGITIVE— Documentary rather than entertaining, but pow erful, pointed and potent. (Better catch it.) FAITHLESS — Robert Montgomery and Talullah Bankhead in a cir cumstantial defense of sin. (See your dentist twice a year.) O. K. AMERICA — Lew Ay res does a Winchell with ramifications and more than momentary point. (At tend.) RAIN — Joan Crawford's turn to imi tate Jeanne Eagels. (If you miss the others.) BLESSED EVENT — Lee Tracy |s turn to do Winchell. (It doesn't matter.) YOU SAID A MOUTHFUL— Joe E. Brown entertains in a trick bathing suit. (If you need a belly laugh.) TOO BUST TO WORK — Will Rogers in a vocal restatement of his silent success, Jubtlo. (Never miss Rogers.) TROUBLE IN PARADISE— Kay Francis and associates make the most of the month's most sophis ticated photoplay. (Don't fail.) THE OLD DARK HOUSE— Exact ly what it suggests, but better. (Yes.) TESS OF THE STORM COUN TRY — Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell again. (If you care.) SMILIN' THROUGH— Norma Shearer, Frederic March and a per fect cast in a practically perfect production. (Do not let it pass.) TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — hater PITTSFIELD TAVERN— 55 E. Washington. State 4925. A delight ful place for luncheon and tea I" HENRICI'S BAKERY SUGGESTIONS Christmas Stollen, in 2 sizes 75c and $1.50 Fruit cake 80c per pound in 1, 2, 3 and 5 lb. sizes Plum Pudding, Individual 20c each in Crocks.____.65c $1.25 Nuernbergers 15c each (Package of 6, 90c) Honey Lebkuchen, package of 3 40c Hutzel Bread, Fruit Filled 75c each Assorted Cookies, $1.00 lb. in fancy boxes, Vari ous Sizes, $1.25 up; in Attractive Jars, Various Sizes, $1.50 to $4.00. iS-k^,!;. , .it rnhJ^M Surprise your Family and Friends with GIFT CAKES FROM Imagine your own delight Christmas morn. You open a gay Holiday package. And behold! Henrici's master bakers have fashioned you a genuine . . . packed-in-crock English Plum pudding ... a Fruit Cake worthy of the name ... or out tumbles a cluster of the Cookies or other goodies for which Henrici's has been famous for many Christmases past. For your own Holiday Dinners . . . the Henrici's Bakery Department is open from early morning 'til midnight . . . our stocks are continuously replenished through out the day right from our own bake ovens . . . our variety is unequalled... our prices are very reasonable. During the Holiday Shopping season stop in for a bit of rest and Afternoon Tea! HENRICI'S ON RANDOLPH STREET between CLARK and DEARBORN DEARBORN 1800 Open 7 A. M. Daily, Sunday 8 A. M. Closes at Midnight while shopping, and for dinner afterward. ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHGL1SH GRILL — 316 Federal. Webster 0770. Rebuilt, redecorated and re opened and retaining the same quaint old English atmosphere. PICCADILLY— 410 S. Michigan. Harrison 1975. Special tea service — famous Piccadilly sandwiches, muffins toasted, marmalades, salads, cakes and ices. Luncheon and dinner served both a la carte and table d'hote. CAPE COD ROOM— Drake Hotel, Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Everything you can think of, and several other things, in the way of marine foods. And a lot of Cape Cod atmosphere. MT. ARARAD— 117 E. Chestnut. Delaware 3300. Armenian cuisine; something different that ought to be tried. Host M. Jacques (who has exhibited at the Art Institute) has done the interior himself. JOSEPH H. BIGGS— 50 E. Huron. Superior 0900. Private dining room and ballroom for social func tions by appointment. Fifty years of uninterrupted reputation for choice food and service. MAILLARD'S — 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. One of the Town's institutions and an admirable lunch eon, tea or dinner choice. They'll check your dog, too. LA LOUISIANE— 120 E. Pearson. Delaware 0860. Gaston of the Al- ciatores, famous restaurateurs, has reopened his dining room and is again offering the superb dishes for which he is so well known. HENRICI'S — 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. The Town's old est restaurant. It's really an insti tution. And you've never had such coffee and pastries. VASSAR HOUSE — Diana Court, 540 N. Michigan. Superior 6508. Here you may have luncheon, tea, dinner and even breakfast in a most modern setting. There's the lovely Diana Court, too. BRADSHAW'S— 620 N. Michigan. Delaware 2386. A pleasant spot for luncheon, tea or dinner. Quiet and restful, and the catering is notable. MME. GALLI'S — 18 E. Illinois. Delaware 2681. Here one finds stage and opera celebrities and ex cellent Italian cuisine. HUYLER'S— 20 S. Michigan, 310 N. Michigan, Palmolive Bldg. You're always near one or another no matter where you happen to be. EITEL'S — Northwestern Station. Few good restaurants in the neighbor hood, but there's Eitel's anyway. SCHLOGLE'S—H N. Wells. A res taurant noted for its literary flavor and not less worthy for its more than fifty years of excellent vict- ualry. Something of a show place. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE — 632 N. Clark. Delaware 2020. A fine selection of sea foods always wonderfully prepared. JULIEX'S — 1008 Rush. Delaware 0040. Bounteous table and Mama Julien's broad smile. Better tele phone first. CHARM HOUSE— 800 N. Michigan. Superior 4781. Brings to Chi' cago the same food that has beer- enjoyed and so well served in Charm House in Cleveland for four years. THE SPANISH TEA ROOM— 126 S. Washington St., Naperville. On State route No. 18 (Ogden Ave.). Noted for its famous home cook' ing. On Saturday nights Al Varnee and his boys play to a big crowd. GOLDSTEIN'S— 821 West 14th St. Roosevelt 2085. In Death Valley to be sure, but you ought to taste the steaks prepared in the native Roumanian style and the other Roumanian dishes. 6 The ChicagoaU ? ? ? GIFTS blankets- fluffy and warm— and so inexpensive In these days of "useful Gifts" nothing could be more thor oughly appreciated than Ken wood Blankets. They are all wool, with a deep fleecy nap, bound with satin or silk, and come in 19 of the newest colors. The price of the full bed size is #10, the twin bed size is #9 and then we have the extra large size at #13.50 — it's eighty inches wide and ninety long and even a pillow fight will not pull the tucked in edges from under the mattress. Other blankets #5.50 to #18.00 Baby blankets #2.40 to #6.75 . . . for cold mornings The warmth and luxury of the Kenwood Bathrobes make them treasured possessions — and they will last for years. Children's Robes #3.85 to #6.00 Women's Robes #10.00 to #15.00 Men's Robe #15.25 KENWOOD MILLS, Inc. 550 N. Michigan Ave. SAND0R PRESENTS THE ABOVE ESCUTCHEON TO OUR NEXT GOVERNOR, THE HONORABLE HENRY HORNER. L'AIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Dela ware 1909. A grand place to visit. Handsomely furnished, able cater ing, private dining rooms and, now, lower prices. MRS. SHINTANI'S — 3725 Lake Park. Oakland 2775. Here you can be served a complete Japanese meal, including suki-yaki, and it's all prepared on the table while you're enjoying the soup. Better call first. 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. A BIT OF SWEDEN— 1011 Rush. Delaware 1492. European cooking and atmosphere. Famous for its smorgasbord. FRASCATVS — 619 N. Wabash. Delaware 0714. Italian and Amer ican dishes and unusual service and courtesy. WON KOW— 223 5 Wentworth. Calumet 1189. Not the usual chop suey place, but a real Chinese din ing room situated in Chinatown, serving real Chinese dishes pre pared in the native way. HYDE PARK CLUB— 53rd at Lake Park. On the roof of the bank building. Excellent luncheon and dinners. Also, perfectly suited for dances, private parties and so on. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Michigan. Superior 1184. Some thing of a show place always well attended by the better people. FRED HARVEY'S— Union Station. The usual wonderful foods and the regular Harvey service. MAISON CHAPELL— 1142 S. Michigan. Webster 4240. Where those who are connoisseurs of ex cellent French cuisine assemble for the pleasure of an evening. CIRO'S— 18 W. Walton. Superior 6907. Luncheon, tea and dinner served in the Sea-Glade. One of the Town's unusual dining places and certainly not to be missed. THE VERA MEGOWEN TEA ROOMS— 501 Davis, 512 Main, Evanston. A smart dining spot where Evanstonians and north- siders like to meet and eat. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. Whitehall 7600. Patronized by very nice people who expect and receive the fine catering. PICCOLO'S — 183 W. Madison. Dearborn 5531. Unique French and Italian restaurant where pop ular prices prevail. THE SAN PEDRO— 918 Spanish Court, Wilmette. Authentic old- tavern setting. Food that pleases North Shorites who gather here. There are some famous specialties. B/G SANDWICH SHOPS— There are eleven locations in the Down town section. Tempting foods promptly served. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michi gan. Delaware 1187. Excellent cuisine and new Winter Terrace is open for nightly dinner dancing. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Di- versey 2322. The home of the famous strawberry waffle whether it be early or late. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Delaware 3942. Astonishingly good victuals prepared and served in the customary German manner. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Delaware 3688. Swedish menu and you'll leave well-fed and thor oughly contented. JACQUES — 180 E. Delaware. Dela ware 0904. Famous for French cuisine and alert service and well known to discriminating Chicago- ans. ARCADE TEA ROOM— 616 S. Michigan. Webster 3163. In the arcade of the Arcade Building. Breakfast, luncheon, tea, dinner. And there's a grill. HARDING'S COLOHIAL ROOM — 21 S. Wabash. Famous for its old fashioned American cuisine and variety of menu. RIVEREDGE — On the Des Plaines River, route 22, 1/2 m^e east °f Milwaukee Avenue at Half Day. Rather a trip, but worth it to get away from it all. The cuisine is excellent (Continued on page 75) WATERPROOF SUEDE SUIT I m p o r t e d from England 185 ? ? ? Hat designed in our shop bv i'ladame de Launay Uur Sweaters ana 1 weeds are made in Scotland to our own designs. ? ? ? Unusual Street and Jlvc- iilntf Ijowns. ? ? ? Uur (justom Department is excellent. MARJ0RIE LETTS M.rcUl Inc. 122 L_. Delaware I lace Superior 5 16 4 December, 1932 I S IT • • • fhe PITTSFIELD BUI LDI N G CH I C A G O'S LEADING SHOP & PROFESSIONAL BUILDING Shops of the most exclusive type where real quality and value are assure d Wabash and Washington Streets Opposite Marshall Field's The Chicagoan shops in the Pittsfield Building THE TROPHY SHOP Prize Cups Trophies Emblems Medals Bronze and Silver Athletic Figures Fred W. Hoefer Room 534, 55 E. Washington St. Telephone: Randolph 0473 As you have observed — This issue of THE CHICA- GOAN expounds, in text and photograph, the Cen tury of Progress. Haven't you friends in the hinter lands who would enjoy a copy? THE CHICAGO AN is always on sale at BRENTANO'S PITTSFIELD BUILDING Achieving the Individual Effect— That's why discriminating women prefer CONDOS whether for fingerwave, haircut, permanent wave or any other type of beauty service. TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS Suite 431 55 E. WASHINGTON Franklin 9801 1215 E. 63rd STREET Fairfax 8822 FRENCH PERSONNEL SERVICE Consult us for high type secretaries, office assistants, salesladies, hotel and household help. A secretarial course is given in our offices. MISS RUTH FRENCH Room 1431, Pittsfield Bldg. Telephone State 3371 of crinkly black crepe with white satin trimmings $15 We also copy and create from original models. Restyling — Al terations. ISABELLE ROGERS SUITE 430 PITTSFIELD BLDG. PHONE DEARBORN 9347 delightful rendezvous for _ LUNCHEON • TEA DINNER Delicious Food - Prompt Service The PITTSFIELD TAVERN ENTRANCE OFF MAIN LOBBY Always Particular With Your Flower Orders LOOP ^ FLOWER SHOP Cor. Washington and Wabash Randolph 2788 Recent Reductions Enable Us to Offer All Our Exquisite DIAMOND JEWELRY and PEARL NECKLACES At Unbelievably Low Prices • We Urge Comparison of Price and Quality JUERGENS & ANDERSEN CO. ^^ Manufacturers of Fine Diamond Jewelry for Over 78 Years 8TH FLOOR 55 E. WASHINGTON STREET December, 1932 9 * snflRT mflRT 5K- bv flppoimmenT to hgr mnjesTV ths cmcAGOfln ANTIQUES FURRIERS AMERICAN ANTIQUES DICKE AND DICKE 620 So. Michigan Ave. Near Blackstone Hotel, Chicago American prints a specialty, pressed glass, furniture — primitives, autographs, etc. Headquarters — Chicagoana, Lincolniana and American Historical Material. ART GALLERIES ANNOUNCEMENT As it has been rumored that we were con templating a move we, therefore, take this opportunity to stamp out any such idea. WE ARE NOT GOING TO MOVE. May we also, at this time, call your attention to our advertisement on page 4 of this maga zine. M. O'BRIEN & SON Established 1855 673 North Michigan Superior 2270 BOOKS Strange and Exotic Books WILLIAM TARG, Bookselle, 8081/2 N. Clark St. CATERERS JOSEPH H. BIGGS 50 E. Huron Fine catering in all its branches. Estimates furnished for luncheons, dinners, weddings, musicals, afternoon teas, and all social functions. Superior 0900-0901 CATERING BY GAPER Provides the utmost in excellence of cui sine, distinguished appointments and flaw less service. JOHN B. GAPER CATERING CO. 161 E. Chicago Ave. Superior 8736 CHINA FINE FURS BY DU CINE INSTRUCTION— CONTINUED DRESS DESIGN AND STYLING RENTAL LIBRARIES Original and distinctive models in coats, Professional training or programs for Per- wraps and capes. Old garments restyled. sonal Use. French method freehand Cut- THE MODERN CHINA SHOP 69 E. Madison St. Complete line of imported chinaware, rock crystal glassware, lamps, gifts and artwares. Randolph 4041 CORSETS THE CORSET HOSPITAL Rejuvenates old foundation garments — spe cializes in redesigning, cleaning and repair ing of any corsets. MRS. L. M. MAC PHERSON 1 5 E. Washington Street 609 Venetian Building Dearborn 676S FRENCH PASTRY MRS. M. L. CASSE FRENCH PASTRY Brioche Croissant 94 6 Vz Rush Street Personal service by DU CINE Importer and Manufacturer Diana Court 540 No. Michigan Ave. Superior 9073 H. WALZER & CO. Fine Furs Since 1896 Cloth coat styling in furs — lines and fit that are different — our collection is new and exclusive. Priced at our usual low level. 215 N. Michigan Ave. GIFT SHOPS THE TREASURE TROVE Gifts of modern smartness. Many beau tiful and unusual pieces — -Pottery — Brass — -Glassware. Hand-made articles. Chil dren's novel playthings. Jig-saw puzzles for rent. Italian Leather goods. THE TREASURE TROVE 120 E. Oak St. Superior 9625 HEMSTITCHING Variety in styles of buttons made to your order at the WALTON HEMSTITCHING SHOP. Monogramming, pleating and embroidery. 64 E. Walton Place Superior 1071 INSTRUCTION The Chicago School of Sculpture VIOLA NORMAN, Director Small classes. Individual criticism. Life modeling. Abstract design; life drawing and architectural modeling. Saturday morn ing class for young people. Call Harrison 3216 — Catalogue on request 56 E. Congress St. The Hazel Sharp School of Dancing 25 E. Jackson Blvd. Kimball Bldg. DANCING Wabash 030S TOYS — GIFTS— NOVELTIES THE DEJA SHOP 1 1 04 No. Dearborn St. Unusual toys suitable for boys and girls of any age — gifts that are cleverly hand-made — etchings and oriental prints that are hard to find elsewhere. You are always welcome to look around. An Extensive Lending Library Superior 3S71-49S5 ting — 'Draping, advanced Sewing projects, Sketching, Color, Ideas, Study of Style Trends, Merchandising. Vogue School of Fashion Art I 1 6 S. Michigan Blvd. INTERIOR DECORATION Professional training for Business or Per sonal Use — Individual Advancement — Ar- rangement Color, Period and Contem- iigned and edited by E7 M. Lagron, radio porary . Styles, Fabrics Estimating -and J ™» These $s are approv^ fc, intr and Merchandising w£stern Bridge issn. For absorbing ea- tertainment rent a jig-saw puzzle of 300 to 750 pieces. Our rental library includes tfce latest books. Delaware 8408 JOSEPH J. GODAIR 1 0 E. Division St. First with the new bridge scoring pads de- Rendering, Styling and Merchandising. Under personal supervision of RUTH WADE RAY Director of Vogue School II6S. Michigan Blvd. JEWELERS AND SILVERSMITHS REFRIGERATION SERVICE Makers of hand wrought jewelry, bracelets, pendants, rings, key chains, monogram prompt, efficient service- All Makes of Electric Refrigerator* Repaired, overhauled and maintained- -reasonable rates- jewelry, also objets d'art. Ten per cent ^j^r^J^Q^ MAINTENANCE H. C. HOWARD SCHOOL OF THE THEATRE offers a practical method of private or group instruction in dramatic art, radio, light opera and voice. H. C. HOWARD Operatic and Dramatic Art Mrs. De Wolf Hopper Victor Charles Jones Vocal Dept. Dancing Instructor I 1 0 East Oak St. Superior 1704 reduction to Chicagoan readers. THE ART SILVER SHOP 61 E. Monroe St. THE ART METAL STUDIOS, INC. Suite 1900—17 N. State St. MINERAL WATERS BLOOD PRESSURE Doctors recommend MOUNTAIN VALLEY WATER 739 W. Jackson Blvd. Call Monroe 5460 MODERN DECORATION MODERN DECORATIVE ARTS SECESSION, LTD. 11 6 E. Oak St. Telephone Whitehall 5733 Harold O. Warner Robert Switzer, Jr. MODISTE MME. ALLA RIPLEY Incorporated Exclusively Designed and Custom-Made Gowns — Wraps — Coats — Millinery Imported Fabrics 622 Michigan Ave., So. Arcade Building Telephone Harrison 2675 OPTICIAN BOLL & LEWIS OPTICAL CO. "Designers of Fine Eyewear" "Where your Oculists' prescription for glasses is filled with scientific accuracy." Special designs for formal wear. Suite 1820 8 So. Michigan Bhrth at Madison- Telephone State 5710-5711 CORP. 365 E. Illinois St. All Phones — Superior 2085 RIDING APPAREL CORRECT RIDING APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES for Park Polo and Hunting Ready to wear and to your order MEURI SSE 8 So. Michigan Dearborn 3364 RUGS Oriental and Domestic Rugs Cleaned and repaired. Super native work and proper care. Reasonable charges. CHERKEZIAN BROS. Importers of Antique and Modern Oriental Rugs 11 7 E. Oak St. Phone Superior 7116 SHOES Custom Made SLIPPERS AND HANDBAGS Created to Individual Order and Size Originals and Paris Copies By A ISTON Established London 1778 8 So. Michigan Central 4221 SPORTS WEAR ALICIA MARSHALL'S HAND KNITTED SUITS Quality and good taste at the right pncf 540 N. Michigan Ave. Superior 2799 STATIONERS Christmas Is Almost Here Use the Smart Mart guide to check your holiday list. Joseph H. Biggs, Caterers, can plan and serve your Christ' mas dinner — the Deja Shop has a unique line of different toys — the Art Silver Shop creates designs in silvercraft and gives a ten per cent discount to Chicagoan readers. CHRISTMAS CARDS Designed in our own studio, which canno' be obtained elsewhere. Stationery — un usual printing — announcements, etc. — cor prepared. LEONARD STUDIO 47 E. Chicago Ave. Delaware 2112 WOMEN'S APPAREL FRANCES R. HALE 1660 E. 55th St. Distinctive Clothes for the Woman »n" the Miss May fair Hotel at Hyde Park Blvd Fairfax 7910 10 The Chicagoa> Yvfc )0SE? o^ e*o*^ ¦MH* &*$«" t^1 16 ^ 6*tSS Cfmrm ^ousie wishes you a Merry Christ' mas and a happy New Year and invites you to it's special full'course Christmas and New Year holiday dinner. Turkey, yams, oysters, cran' berries, hot biscuits, steamed puddings, and other foods that make a real Holiday din- ner will be served. We sug' gest you phone for reservation. The price is $1.25 and Sl.^O 11 A. Luncheons M. to 2:30 P. M. Dinners P. M. to 9 P. M. VN • Entertain 1U the Gay Smart W UAST ROOM Sundays and Holidays 12 Noon to 9 P. M. 800 JBt. iiWtcfjtgan (Cor. Michigan Ave. and Chicago) At Old Water Tower ay m Phone **IGU — S u p c r \ o r 4 7 8 1 SPOTc H the nightly Di, CLYDE McCOY'S Ne™ Years En "fl Pit of g>toeben" So Different! ....So Good! Just the place for your get- together luncheon or dinner during the holidays. Enjoy our special Swedish Christmas table in the warm and soothing atmosphere of candle light. Closed December 25th Open for Special Christmas Dinner December 26th, from 1 to 9 P. M. 1011 RUSH ST. Delaware 1492 ORCHESTRA * Celebration $6.00 a person Those. llz'nR „, Frenci. _ **JAy r> A -^ / ¦' ¦ . . . ¦ _X* 7^S. -^f .'-• . \ J ~->r ~\ DINNER PARTIES . BANQUETS | SOLICITED / PHONE CHEZ „ FA.RBANKS COURT at ONTARIO 4a2l?£!£__2* .*« r" ama- ** -- enthusiastically a e^Img bu< "fined-Our CI for D^ner-L are Turr>r°VideS a" Um'SUal Sc nlpa«» --„.. w "e sure its character anr. n,i™ DEL, A**Ht! '»09 22 £4sy OJVT. 4i{/0 its bS' CJatIthat.wi11 ama*e *» -th it „v V "g but 'efined-Our Club- -we at"^ Pr°VideS a" ~ ' -*S J. tKlTZEL, Managing Director. A^atlfereot BeBV» . foods, ^even1- Da«H? g°ra. T^ott*^ sa wiies ot * atvd JLgS O^^y v0is * 0t i» rl1 ___l________*--_F^ ..Stto^ YVaVct8' per <"' December, 1932 11 Attention Shoppers! The Weather Vane Points North HENRY WEINER I m p o r t e r A The holiday gift for sub-debs and ^^ debs, a beautiful practical party bag of handmade petit-point, frames in jeweled gold-bronze — $12.00. also a vast collection of needlepoint, in completed and commenced pieces. Fancy work instruction without charge. Remounting and restyling of bags. CHICAGO SHOP » 638 N. Michigan Ave. EVANSTON SHOP » 505 Davis Street Should the School girl need NEW FROCKS — Smart, perky grown-up things for sportswear, af ternoon or evening at prices from $16.75 to $35.00. f Shop at LILYAN A. GRIFFIN 1640 ORRINGTON AVENUE EVANSTON We offer unusual decorating facilities Our expert decorators give their serv ices at your home, saving any possible error in color schemes, at our regular counter prices. New draperies and window curtains lend enchantment to your home for the Christmas holidays and coming • spring. We have many advance Spring Drapery Materials. C. C. SNYDER, Inc. 1743 SHERMAN AVENUE EVA NSTON The Edgewater Beach N E EDLECRAFT SHOP Those who fancy knitting and crochet ing have been gathering here for fifteen years to make smart things for themselves and their friends. Three teachers assist you in following in dividually designed patterns in boucle dresses, angora sweaters, baby bon nets, mittens, bootees, afghans. Acceptable gifts can be made for 4fc $1.00 and more. ^^ MARIE RISKE, Manager In the Edgewater Beach Hotel A few things to tab for the Hendersons, Aunt Emily, the Amboy Twins and all the others on that all-too-long list — Wool and beaded bags $2.95. Modern book ends $2.00 to $5.00. Triple sandwich trays, coffee tables, beverage glasses, relish dishes, childrens' toys and • lamps, decorative mirrors and table aquariums — EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL GIFT SHOP planning Ridgeview Hotel. C. C. Snyder will dress your home in a new costume for ever so little money. Smart new materials appropriate for slip covers are skill- fully cut and fitted to your furniture at $1.00 a yard. Gay slip covers help to stimulate holiday fun. Needlepoint embroidery, the art craft that has been fashionable for centuries, is taught at the Henry Weiner Shops. Interest' ing commenced and completed pieces can be had in bell-pulls, bench covers, hangings and bags. Here, too, are artistic mountings for your bags in tortoise-shell and gold bronze. An hour a day here is a fascinating experience. Lilyan Griffin displays a group of dresses de signed especially for the sub-deb. A plum red in rough dragon crepe just glows for fort nightly dances. It swathes the figure snugly — its high neck and back is demurely veiled in matching net. Crisp net puff sleeves give sophisticated verve. In all, it completely fills the need for the right thing to wear at the dinner and dance. An address of distinction is your best personal rat ing. Therefore, when new apartment home visit the The charm and atmos phere of a private dwelling and the comfort of hotel service can both be enjoyed in these furnished homes of Chicago's fashionable suburb. From tea time until the rooster crows, the cocktail dress is suitable for the semi-formal occasion. A favorite is form fitting to the hip line, of triple sheer fabric in ruby red. To lend glamour it is dramatically trimmed with cartridge puffed sleeves of glossy black cire. This frock is from N. A. Hanna, Inc. It will be more than worth your time to view the entire apparel collection at this exclusive shop. Mercatino features an ivy holder of wrought iron at $2.25. Certainly a helpful suggestion for the holiday shopper who doesn't know what to buy for a someone who seems to have everything. Here, too, are imported antelope bags and bill folds pin dotted in gold. Italian importations that even a seasoned tourist can rarely locate when in Italy, may be found at Mercatino's. For just a $1.95 you can make some style-conscious miss very happy. Buy her a scarf and cap set, knitted, in plaids, stripes or plain colors to dress up a last season costume; practical too, because they are washable. The Knit Shop has appropriately designed dresses made of bramble wool particularly adapted for sport wear. Warm, smart looking sweat ers for skating and skiing come in every weight and weave imaginable. Browse around in the Edgewater Beach Hotel Gift Shop. Book- ends of every adaptable type can be found here. Picture frames in every size are suitable for any scheme of decoration. In fact, here is a shop that has a gift sug gestion appeal so great that you really should stop in to shop. For fifteen years a congenial group of knitters have flocked to the Edge- water Beach Needlecraft Shop to benefit by the instruction of expert teachers of this craft. A boucle dress or suit is effectively knitted here — be cause your individual pattern is made to correct measurement and every last stitch is purled under careful supervision. It's real fun and such a feeling of satisfaction to have knitted your own outfit. Merry Christmas B. B. RIDGEVIEW HOTEL Main Street and Maple Avenue EVANSTON Here you will find a selection of the A most attractively furnished apart- ^^ ment homes in Evanston. The _ Ridgeview faces Grey • Park, is within four blocks of six schools, and is just two blocks from the "L" and Northwestern Station, twenty minutes to the Loop. 2 Room Apts.— $75 and up 3 Room Apts. — $1 00 and up C . E . Wiener, M g r . ITALIAN IMPORTATIONS Bring rare cheer to the Christmas dinner table with Italianware Service. White Metal Cheese Knives — V2 doz. $3.75. Salad Sets $5.00. Demi-Tasse Spoons one doz. $4.20. Home Spun Linen. #MERCATINO, Inc. 1618 CHICAGO AVE. EVAN STON Decorated wood boxes for cards, cigarettes, stamps, from $1.00 to $10.00 RUTH HYPES » MURIEL HYPES THE KNIT SHOP Presents For club sporting parties, cozy, hugging, soft woolen sweaters at $2.95 and more COLONIAL KNITTED SPORTWEAR Est. 1897 1629 ORRINGTON E V A N S T I AVE. • O N N. A. HANNA, INC. "*Vz Spanish Court" America goes formal in a grand manner. The Ball-dress returns to favor. Swank elegance sweeps its train through halls of marble and crystal. Luxurious colors and fabrics grace the svelte forms of the season's gracious ladies. N. A. Hanna announces a superb collection of Ball- dresses and accessories at prices that are not prohibitive. SPANISH COURT, Wilmtttt TELEPHONE NUMBERS 467-4085 WILMETTE The Chicagoan COON or late it falls to every writer to paragraph a word picture of this tremendous Town. The impulse is irresistible. The result usually depicts the writer more faithfully than the subject. Thus Christopher Morley in Human Being, his contribution to the literature of the holiday month: "No one approaches Chicago without some rise of spirits. Whether, by day, it is the Indiana sand dunes that catch the eye, or, by night, the fiery torches of her outlying steel mills, there is always magic in her neighborhood. The legend is that her name is the Indian word for wild onion; like the virid sprout she grows both rank and beauti- ful. It is no mere accident that has given her notoriety oftener than fame, for her temperament is unique. "Gigantic in humor and audacity, whatever she does is in super' lative degree. Whether blizzards, heat waves, aesthetics or insolven cies, they all have the quality of completeness. Her freshwater surf can look as angry as the Atlantic, and she has more authentic Old English chophouses than London itself. "A peculiar twist of direction affects most visitors in Chicago. We usually imagine her as built at the foot of the Lake, whereas she is really on the western shore. As a result, the stranger supposes he is looking north from her noble Michigan Boulevard, when he is really looking east. Chicago looks east more than you suppose at first, or than she herself will admit. In her glorious assurance she sometimes feigns to look down on New York. Just the same, she looks. But surely she need not. One breath of her vital air and impossibilities of all sorts seem natural and plain. Leonardo da Vinci would have understood her. To make a river run backward, to put up a beacon as radiant as two square inches of the sun's surface, to call a garage a Greasing Palace, are triumphs Leonardo da Vinci would have relished, or the old Greek who, when he said Panto. Rei, meant Everything Goes. Do not say she has not tried to warn you; even her police whistles with their double birdlike notes sound like the lowly omen of the cuckoo." Mr. Morley 's picture is fairer than most. We quarrel only with that crack about Chicago feigning to look down. Feigning is strictly a New York talent. So is looking down. Chicago owns them not. We note the error less in protest than to cite a negative virtue that is not the least of the wild onion's charms. CTILL speaking of books, and still quoting, we direct your atten- ^ tion to a volume entitled The Road to Repeal. The work is by Joseph P. Pollard, whose fourth annual collection of "Noteworthy Chicagoans is a feature of this issue and whose Chicago past was as devoutly dedicated to law as his Colorado present is to literature. In a note accompanying his annual manuscript, Mr. Pollard admits, "I am bragging these days about a book I have managed to finish writing and find a publisher for. It's title is The Road to Repeal and it deals with the prohibition question as a problem in govern' ment, shows the advantage of conventions over legislatures as ratify ing agencies, explains the dear old Constitution and so on. But with all that, it's readable as the devil." Mr. Pollard is a modest gentleman. When he pronounces a book "readable as the devil" we have no doubt of it. When his reference is to a book of his own writing we hold him guilty of understatement. With all possible dispatch, therefore, we urge upon you and each of you to write to your congressman this very minute, enclosing a copy of The Road to Repeal. Washington dispatches, at press time, indicate dire need of it. XT^HEN you turn this page, if you have not, you will be invited to inspect A Yuletide Brochure of Gifts selected by five faithful members of the staff as particularly appropriate for presentation by the particular readers of this journal on this particular Christmas day. It is to be, it was decided in conference duly assembled, an old' fashioned Christmas. That was to say, giving is to be of the heart. That was not to say, of course, that an oldfashioned Christmas implied the giving of oldfashioned gifts. On the contrary, sincerity would but whet the edge of discrimination. Accordingly, the faithful five have assembled what we believe to be the finest collection of modern ingredients for the proper observance of an oldfashioned Christmas that it has even been our good fortune to choose from. That we recommend use of this Tuletide Brochure of Gifts goes without saying. We feel it contains all but one of the items requisite to a perfectly satisfactory holiday. That one item we have reserved for special mention in this space. It is a suitable cash donation (and we use suitable in the give'till'it'hurts sense) to the Emergency Wei' fare Fund. We understand that Mr. Santa Claus is not going to call in person, this year, upon any who have not included this gift in their Christmas listings. TV/TESSRS. Mayer and Miller continue their story of the Century of Progress Exposition on pages thirtyseven to fortyfour of this issue. Mr. Mayer, whose Forefathers of the Fair sums up and co-ordinates incidents and personalities backgrounding the present status of affairs, doubts that the five issues intervening between this and the June number marking the opening will be adequate to a properly complete telling of the story. Mr. Miller, whose photographs have inspired such a response as none of kindred character ever won to these pages, clamors for more space to adorn. We will struggle with both of these problems, of course. Fairs, as Mr. Mayer says, are made, not born. It will be noted that the second installment of the Mayer-Miller record is in complete consonance with the first. It may or may not occur to readers to preserve them together, adding each month the ensuing installment, so that a graphic, composite record of the whole will remain when the Fair has run its brilliant course and taken its place in history. It's a good idea. It's so good, in fact, that we'll quite probably do something of the kind ourselves. The assembled installments would make a pretty good book. We're not promising anything, yet, but it's hard not to. The spell of the Fair, the spell that has fallen upon the Messrs. Mayer and Miller and must fall eventually upon all and sundry, has us in its grip. npHIS is not, as we fully appreciate, a journal of influence. Ours to ¦*¦ depict, mayhap to guide, never to persuade. Yet we should like to have, for a moment, the power to persuade every individual in this weary world to attend a performance of The Conquerors. It is, as you know, a movie. It is not a movie as you know the word. There is, as yet, no good word for movie. Cinema is the best that has been contrived. It doesn't describe The Conquerors. The Conquerors is a production. The stage could not have attained its sweep of half a century of depressions. The printing press could not have emphasized so adequately the pattern of depression phe nomena. The screen presents, in sixty swift minutes, the whole economic contour that teachers, statisticians and editorial writers have been trying vainly to describe to a befogged public these three blind years. The production is propaganda, if historical recital may be so called. It is also entertainment of the highest order. It informs a desperate generation, definitely, that its desperation is neither a new thing nor permanent. Not all of the campaign oratory did this. Of course it is not within our power to persuade everyone to witness The Conquerors. If it were, we'd put an end to the depres sion with this paragraph. It may be within the power of The Conquerors to do so. rpHIS issue completes The Chicagoan's 1932 performance. We hope you liked it. The year was what it was. Put the blame for that where you like. Nineteen-thirty-three is new ground. We believe it is firmer ground, for all the peoples of the world. We know it is firmer ground for Chicago. We know that The Chicagoan's 1933 performance, spanning the Fair and whatever unannounced glories the year may hold in store, will be no whit less earnest. Until the curtain rises, on the January number, we wish you one and all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. It may never again be so easy io become "the man who owns one" I . F YOU are like a great many other people, there are certain things you'd like to buy before "things go up." Also, you may have begun to wonder how long it will be safe to wait. For the news these days indicates that con fidence is returning. People are beginning to buy. Soon the man who couldn't see ahead will wish he had judged conditions better. Take the automobile — probably your most important purchase aside from your home and securities. Not only are new cars priced today to give you more for your money than ever before. But— equally important — when the buying tide turns, used-car allowances will be materi ally reduced. It will take a much greater financial outlay to buy a car than it does today. Look at conditions already at work. Two and a half million cars will wear out this year. Only a million and a quarter will be made. More than a million motorists must buy new cars soon. And when they start buying, today's opportunities for savings will be gone. Perhaps the car you've always wanted is a Packard. If so, a better time to buy it will prob ably never come. Today's Packards are the finest of a long line of Packard cars — and the greatest values. They have the lowest upkeep cost in Packard's history. They have Packard long life. They have the ageless Packard lines that keep a Packard young in appearance when it is old in years. These cars are powered with Packard motors thathaveprovedtheirsuperioritytimeandagain, on land and sea and in the air. Only a few weeks ago, Packard motors drove the Miss America X" 124.91 miles per hour to break the world's speed-boat record. The motors that the "Miss America X" used are products of the same engineers and the same factories as the motors that drive today's Packard cars. Find out more about this finest opportunity you may ever have to become the man who owns one." Drive your present car to a Packard dealer. Learn how much you can get for it on a new Packard. Then ask the dealer to show you how easy it is to pay the balance. Packard cars range in price from $1895 to $4895 at the factory. PACKARD MOTOR CAR COMPANY OF CHICAGO 2357 S. MICHIGAN AVE. 1735 E. RAILROAD AVE., EVANSTON 925 LINDEN AVE., HUBBARD WOODS 7320 STONY ISLAND AVE. 14 The Chicagoan A Yuletide Brochure of Gifts Selected by LUCIA LEWIS MARCIA VAUGHN JAMES BOND THE HOSTESS THE CHICAGOENNE Personal Touches IN THE BAG CORNER ON OPPOSITE PAGE : A BLACK ANTELOPE STUDDED WITH CHROMIUM NAILHEADS FROM THE BLACKSTONE SHOP; MONO- CRAMMED STREET BAG AND AN EVENING BAG OF PEARL BEADS, ARNOLD'S; EXQUISITE BROCADE COIN PURSES WITH CARNELIAN ORNA MENT, YAMANAKA; HANDWOVEN SPORTS BAG AND SCARF FROM CHURCHILL WEAVERS. DOWN THE BROAD WHITE WAY OF GIFT SUGGESTIONS WE HAVE AN EVENING SCARF IN CHERRY VELVET APPLIQUE ON WHITE, CLEVERLY CUT, MANDEL BROTHERS. ONE OF THE NEW PAPER THIN CIGARETTE CASES WHICH HOLDS TWENTY IN SPITE OF ITS SLIMNESS. FREDERIC'S. A DISTINCTIVE WHITE CASE POPS A CIGARETTE AUTOMATICALLY AS THE TOP OPENS. HIPP AND COBURN. ENSEMBLE OF BRACELET, NECKLACE AND EARRINGS IN DELICATE DESIGN OF FRENCH RHINESTONES. SONIA. THE FINAL WORD IN CUFF BRACELETS OF BURNISHED COPPER. BLACKSTONE SHOP. A NECKLACE AND BRACELET TO CHERISH — HANDWROUGHT SILVER, SET WITH MOONSTONES, BY THE MASTER ARTIST, GEORG JENSEN. «& HIPP AND COBURN. THE LUCKY SEVEN BRACELET IS FROM FREDERIC'S. SEVEN SLIM BRACE- LETS JOINED IN A WIDE BAND BY A MONOGRAMMED PLAQUE. IN THE FAR CORNER, MANDEL BROTHERS SHOW AN ATTRACTIVE RUFFLED BAND ON KID GLOVES. THE PEACH CREPE JACKET WITH INSERTS OF FINE LACE IS COMPANION TO A MATCHING NIGHTGOWN. THE PAIR FROM MC AVOY. MC AVOY PLACES A DASHING VELVET BOW TO MAKE BRIGHTLY DIFFERENT MULES. BLACK NET IS DOUBLY SHIRRED ON THE UNUSUAL EVENING KERCHIEF OF CRANBERRY CHIFFON. BLACKSTONE SHOP. THE SPORTSWOMAN'S HEART WILL BE DELIGHTED WITH THE PULLOVER AND CARDIGAN IN SOFT BEIGE AND CHECKED SCARF. MARJORIE LETTS. A GROUP TO ENTRANCE THE YOUNGSTERS IS A NURSERY TABLECLOTH AND NAPKINS, RAMPANT WITH THREE FRIENDLY BEARS. GRANDE MAISON DE BLANC. THE DOLL IS DRESSED IN ONE OF THE UTTERLY CHARMING KENWOOD OUTFITS AND IS A GRAND GIFT BY HERSELF OR TO ACCOMPANY THE MATCHING COAT, CAP AND LEGGINGS FOR SISTER. MITTENS AND KITTEN BAG COMPLETE THE SET. KENWOOD MILLS. A BRIGHT LITTLE ALBUM OF MOTHER GOOSE RECORDS BY FRANK LUTHER, AND THEY DON'T BREAK UNDER THE MOST VIOLENT CHILD- HANDLING. MANDEL BROTHERS' TOY ROOMS. AND, OF COURSE, MICKEY MOUSE GRINNING ON SIX HANDKERCHIEFS IN A BOOK. BRANT LINENS. JUERGENS 6? ANDERSON ARE SHOWING THE CUFF LINKS ILLUSTRATED AT THE TOP; THE LINKS ARE NEATLY INITIALED, WITH A BACKGROUND OF BLUE. THE FITTED TOILET CASE IS FROM A. G. SPALDING'S. IT'S OF CALF AND QUITE COMPLETE WITH COMB, THE SEVERAL NECESSARY BRUSHES AND A SAFETY RAZOR SET. THE ROBE WAS MADE ESPECIALLY FOR A. STARR BEST, INC., OF FINE IMPORTED ENGLISH CRICKET CLOTH, BOUND WITH CONTRASTING PIPING. GENE GILLESPIE, 175 N. MICHIGAN AVENUE, HAS THE ILLUSTRATED NECKTIES. THESE THREE ARE REGIMENTAL STRIPED REPP SILK, SMALL FIGURED ON A SOLID BACKGROUND AND CORDED SILK WITH FIGURES. HIGGINS 6? FRANK OFFER SPATS OF ENGLISH BOX CLOTH IN LIGHT PEARL, MEDIUM GREY AND FAWN; AND STICKS IN MALACCAS, EBONIES AND OTHER NATURAL WpODS. THE RIBBED SILK SCARF IS FROM BURNS 6? GRASSIE — BLUE WITH WHITE DOTS, WIDE AND HEAVY. THE PENGUIN CIGARETTE CONTAINER IS NOVEL. PRESS A LEVER, OUT DROPS A CIGARETTE WHICH IS PICKED UP AND PRACTICALLY HANDED TO YOU BY THE PENGUIN; THERE'S A REMOVABLE LIGHTER, TOO. THE PENCIL HAS A PERPETUAL CALENDAR. BOTH FROM CAPPER 6? CAPPER. IF YOU'RE A PACKARD OWNER, YOU'LL PROBABLY WANT THE GRACEFUL PELICAN EMBLEM WHICH LENDS A FINISHING TOUCH OF BEAUTY; IT'S ONE OF THE MANY EXCLUSIVE PACKARD ACCESSORIES. For Your Pet Hostess BIGGER AND BETTER HOME MOVIES FOLLOW THE ADVENT OF A STEWART-WARNER DE LUXE CAMERA WITH THE NEW MAGIC VIEW-FINDER. SMART CANDELABRA IN U-SHAPES MAKE AN INTERESTING PAIR AND HAVE WAXEL CANDLES TO FIT. WILL AND BAUMER. BERTRAM STUDIOS. THE ROOT OF ALL GOOD PARTIES STARTS OUR GROUP TO THE LEFT. A MICARTA TRAY DESIGNED BY GEORGE SWITZER RESISTS EVERYTHING — HEAT, ASHES, ALCOHOL, SCRATCHES. ON THE TRAY A TELLS-U-HOW SHAKER WHIRLS LITTLE SIGNS INTO LITTLE OPENINGS AND GIVES DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR FAVORITE DRINKS. HIPP AND COBURN. TINY ENAMELED BOOKS OPEN INTO ASH TRAYS. HIPP AND COBURN. AT THEIR LEFT SHIMMERS A BIMINI VASE. AUSTRIAN WERKBUND. A CARVED IVORY ESKIMO MUSHES HIS DOG SLEDGE IN A BIT OF ARTISTRY FROM THE ALASKAN INDIANS. PENDLETON MILLS. ABOVE THIS A SMART AUTOMATIC CALENDAR AND FOUNTAIN PEN STAND IN BLACK AND CHROMIUM. A. G. SPALDING. A SMILING IDOL IS A NOTE OF BEAUTY IN MELLOW MING. YAMANAKA. THE GROUP OF DOTTED GLASS PIECES IS PART OF A GRAND BEVERAGE SET FROM MARSHALL FIELD. THE PITCHER IS HUGE AND THE HIGHBALL GLASSES ARE HE-MAN SIZE. THE PLATES HAVE CURLED RIMS. AT THEIR LEFT A CHARMING LITTLE MEXICAN GLASS PITCHER ON A STAND, IN BRILLIANT DEEP BLUE. NEW ORLEANS SHOP. JUST ABOVE THEM A DASH OF EFFICIENCY IN ELECTRIC SCISSORS WHICH SNIP LIKE LIGHTNING AND FRAY NO FABRICS. SUNBEAM. AN ALBUM EVERY MUSIC LOVER WILL DOTE ON. THE SHOW BOAT SCORE BY HELEN MORGAN, PAUL ROBESON, JAMES MELTON AND OTHERS OF THE ORIGINAL CAST. LYON AND HEALY. TO THE RIGHT A GRACEFUL URN FOR FLOWERS IN SOFT GREEN HAEGER POTTERY, FROM MARSHALL FIELD. BELOW THIS AN EXQUISITE YELLOW BOWL IN PEKING GLASS, WITH THE NEW PETALED RIM. YAMANAKA. IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER A SILVER SHAKER WITH HANDSOME ENGRAVING DOWN THE SIDES GIVING YES! RECIPES ! C. D. PEACOCK. ON THIS PAGE, ABOVE, LEFT: A GROUP OF DELICACIES IN GAY PACKAGES. COOKIE JAR IN JAPANESE CHINA FILLED WITH HENRICI'S CHRISTMAS COOKIES; CHINESE GINGER JAR AND PEAK FREAN CHILDREN'S COOKIES IN RED RIDING HOOD TIN, KONTOS FOOD SHOP; MAILLARD'S CONFECTIONS IN A FRENCH BOX. THE LARGE BAR TOWEL AND ONE OF THE NEW TUFFLE TOWELS, A ROUGHISH LINEN, FROM BRANT LINENS. COCKTAIL NAPKINS IN FLASK SHAPES, WITH INEBRIATED PUPPIES. GRANDE MAISON DE BLANC. These Spell Glamour THE ELUSIVE FRAGRANCE OF THE WATERLILY CAPTURED IN HELENA RUBINSTEIN'S WATER- LILY BATH POWDER, IN A LOVELY PINK AND WHITE GIFT PACKAGE. THE TALL JAR ABOVE THIS IS MADAME JAQUET'S GIFT TO BATHING LUXURY, EXQUISITE BATH SALTS. IN THE BEAUTY SHOPS, MANDEL BROTHERS. CARON'S BELLODGIA IS ONE OF THOSE SHRIEKS-OF-JOY GIFTS. THE OCTAGONAL BAR IS GUER- LAIN'S FAMOUS SOAP IN LAVEN DER, EAU DE COLOGNE, OR VERBENA. MARIE EARLE SERVES HER JASMINE SOAPS IN A THREE- STEP BOX. ABOVE THESE THE SMART GIFT BOX CONTAINS HARRIET HUB BARD AYER'S STUNNING BLACK AND SILVER TRIPLE COMPACT. THE LARGE BOX OF SOAPS IS PALL MALL'S INSPIRED EN SEMBLE — SAVONS MYSTIQUE, LAVENDER, CASTILE AND A NEW TYPE BLENDED WITH COLD CREAM. BELOW THIS, DOROTHY GRAY'S SPLENDID LOOSE POWDER CASE IN A NEW EVENING DESIGN OF BLACK AND SILVER. GUERLAIN S PIQUANT LIU FRA GRANCE IN A JEWEL OF A BOTTLE AND CASE. THE SQUARE BLACK LOOSE POWDER CASE WITH A DASH OF SILVER IS OFFERED BY PRIMROSE HOUSE. HELENA RUBINSTEIN'S TRIPLE COMPACT IS DELIGHTFULLY SLIM, STRIPED IN GOLD AND CHERRY AND HAS A MOST GEN EROUS LOOSE POWDER COM PARTMENT. ABOVE, THE WHITE CASE HOLDS HARRIET HUBBARD AYER'S MUGUET, A DELICATE ESSENCE OF LILY OF THE VALLEY. IN A BRILLIANT RED CASE PATOU'S NEW INVITATION, A DAZZLING CHIC FRAGRANCE. BLACKSTONE SHOP. LUCIEN LELONG'S JOLI BOUQUET HAS THREE OF THE FAMOUS SCENTS — B, C, AND L IN A MINIATURE HAT BOX. MADAME JAQUET ENCASES HER DUSTING POWDER IN A SHIM' MERING GOLD PACKET. THE IMCOMPARABLE SHALIMAR FRAGRANCE IS INTRODUCED INTO FACE POWDER BY GUERLAIN. BESIDE THIS IS GUERLAIN'S NEW LIPSTICK IN ITS GLEAMING CHROMIUM CASE. A DREAM FOR FAIR WOMEN IS ELIZ ABETH ARDEN'S LATEST TRAVEL CASE. PINK KID WITH A SLIP-ON COVER OF BROWN DUVETYN, THE OPENED CASE DISCLOSES A DIVINELY COMPLETE EQUIPMENT FOR THE BEAUTY REGIME, AT HOME OR ABROAD. BLACK AND SILVER TOPPED BOTTLES FOR YOUR TONICS AND LOTIONS, JARS FOR YOUR CREAMS, TRAYS AND TRAYS FOR BRUSHES AND COMBS, MANICURE EQUIPMENT, JEWEL BOX, SEWING KIT, AND COMPLETE MAKEUP PREPARA TIONS. UPPER LEFT CORNER, LUCIEN LELONG'S GRANDE BAGUETTE, THE LARGE SQUARE AND VERY THIN POWDER CASE FOR MAGNIFICENT EVENINGS. GUERLAIN'S FLOWERY GUERLILAS. AT LEFT BELOW: YARDLEY'S SMARTLY THIN GOLD COMPACT WITH ENAMEL DECORATION. HARRIET HUBBARD AYER ONE-FINGER LIPSTICK. COTY'S PETITE NEW GIFT FLACON OF THE FAMOUS L'ORIGAN. THE STRIKING BLACK AND SILVER BOX IS MARTHA WASHINGTON COLONIELLE FACE POWDER. MANDEL BROTHERS. THE ESSENTIAL PRODUITS NINA FOR A WEEK-END ARE GROUPED IN A COM PACT LITTLE LEATHER KIT IN RED, GREEN, OR BLACK. MANDEL BROS. ONE OF TFIE FETCHING COLOR HAR MONY BOXES SELECTED FOR INDIVID UAL COMPLEXIONS AND COSTUMES BY ELIZABETH ARDEN. BERTRAM STUDIOS. Tickets of Leave THE brightest Christmas you ever gave may come in a slim white envelope en closing a voucher for West Indies sunshine, Mexican plazas or Mediterranean glamour. From January to June the cruise ships wend their ways gaily to heavenly spots — spots which you may place under the Christmas tree for a near and dear by making a reservation and signing up for the ticket. There are gay jaunts of twelve to eighteen days from New York to the romance-laden pirate islands in the West Indies, to Nassau, and Havana. Some of the most luxurious ships are doing that cruise this year — Ham burg-American's Reliance, Cunard's Maure- tania and Franconia, Canadian Pacific's Duchess of Bedford, White Star's Majestic and the new Georgic. The Empress of Australia is off to twenty- five dazzling ports of the Mediterranean on January 31st. There is still time to catch the maiden voyage of the Lurline in New York January 16th or in San Francisco Jan uary 27th — off to the magic Oriental cruise to New Zealand, the South Seas and Australia as well as China and Japan. 1 he trim new fleet of Grace Line Santas is stepping out on its romance- laden route all through the coming months — from New York to Havana and then to the charming ports of Central America, through the Canal and along the coast of Mexico to California. The Santa Rosa is now on her maiden voyage, to be followed by the Santa Paula, the Santa Lucia and the Santa Elena, which was launched a few weeks ago. In addition to the route, these ships would be fun wherever they went. Like private yachts they are, with smart appointments and exquisitely decorated by Elsie Cobh Wilson in a manner unlike the usual ship decorations and more like a luxurious country house. You may want to give someone a few weeks of winter sport in Quebec or Montreal, or a dash to take in the season at the Home stead in Hot Springs, the Greenbrier in White Sulphur or other southern spots. Raymond-Whitcomb's Mexican tours this season take in three days at the fabulous Mayan ruins in Chichen-Itza as well as the usual visit to dazzling Mexico City and its environs. And a ticket to Europe — any time, thank you. By the southern route on the great new Rex or Conte di Savoia or by the express lin ers of the North Atlantic. Ponder the possibilities — there are a thou sand and one of them. The cost may range anywhere from eighty-five dollars to a thou sand or more but each dollar spent returns about a hundred per cent in joy. HANG SUITS OR DRESSES WITH OUT WRINKLES IN WILTSHIRES. UPPER LEFT. CHARLES T. WILT. LIGHTSOME AND COMPACT IS THE WHEARY AVIA- TRIX, LOWER LEFT. CARSON, PIRI E , SCOTT fe?CO. A LEATHER HAM- LEY KIT IS IN DISPENSABLE TO THE MALE TRAV ELER. PENDLE TON MILLS. Helena Rubin stein's MOIRE TRAVEL KIT CAR RIES ALL THE ES SENTIALS FOR WANDERING BEAUTIES. Chicagoana Notes of Sorts Picked Up About the Town Conducted by Donald Plant EVERY once in awhile we happen upon a yarn, legend, fact about this town of ours when it was only a town. Most of them, we think, are pretty interesting. Here's one about John Kinzie's bones. Early Chicago, it seems, in its turbulent haste of growth and its stumbling, eager life, completely forgot dat ol' davil Death. As a result, the souls of many pioneers have been exceedingly restless. The dead were buried with proper emotion, of course, but with an utter lack of consideration for their ultimate peace. For, unlike the patriarchs of Biblical days who provided for burial grounds outside the walls of the city, Chicagoans simply forgot that they would need cemeteries. It never occurred to them that the city of the dead would eventually outnumber that of the living. Consider the bones of poor John Kinzie. Mr. Kinzie came to Chicago with his family in 1804, and engaged successfully in fur trading with the Indians. His cabin was lo cated at Cass and Kinzie streets, and his home was a popular place for both Indians and whites. Upon his death in 1828 he was buried at a spot east of his home, just north of the river. "Requiescat in Pace," prayed the pastor, but he was optimistic. The numbers of the dead were growing, and besides, people wanted to live on the ground then being used for graves. "We must have cemeteries," they concluded. So in 1835, two plots of land were set aside for this purpose, one on the south side of the city, consisting of 16 acres near the lake at 23rd street, and one on the north side, 10 acres, at Chicago and Clark streets. The north side was non-sectar ian, and the south was used by Catholics. John Kinzie's remains, along with the others, were dug up and re-in terred. "Dutch Henry," Henry Gherkin, a good-natured Prussian, did a flourishing busi ness that year. He was Chicago's first profes sional gravedigger. But the pioneers were not yet to enjoy their greatly deserved rest. For Chicago was still suffering from violent growing pains, and was sprawling out recklessly. "We need one large cemetery," the citizens agreed. In 1842, the land which later became a part of Lincoln Park, and which was then "Milli- man's Tract," was converted into the "Chi cago Cemetery." By this time, the soul of John Kinzie must have groaned in anticipation. Its fears were realized. Again, and not for the last time, his hones, or what was left of them, were lifted and transferred to another abode. There they lay until 1865, when by a city ordinance, the cemetery land passed under the control of the Lincoln Park commissioners, and bodies were ordered removed. Two years time was allowed for the changes to be made. By this time, private cemeteries had been es tablished: Rosehill, Graceland, and Calvary to the north of the city, and Oakwood to the south. The gravediggers went to work once more, and at last the tired bones of John Kinzie and his companions achieved a final resting place. Two graves still remain in Lincoln Park as a reminder of its history. The Couch tomb, near Eugenie and Clark streets, was too expen sive to move, and the lone grave of David Kennison, Revolutionary War veteran, and one of the rebels in the Boston Tea Party, was untouched. From a careless disregard of its dead, Chi cago has evolved into a city renowned for its beautiful, well-kept cemeteries. And John Kinzie reposes in a shady, trap' quil spot in the Graceland cemetery. "hey, chief! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?" Silver Screen Ball /^\UT of a lot of planning up pops another ^-^ benefit ball — the Silver Screen Ball, at the Drake, Friday, December 16. It's for the benefit of the industrial art school of the Association of Arts and Industries. The object of the ball is to give some two thousand people a lively, unique party at a moderate cost and thereby obtain funds to keep the school going. And to further the plan for having a comprehensive school in a separate building, and carry on the Association itself. As a party: the guest pays $5.50 for a ticket, gets hours of fun in an unusual setting — the Drake's Gold Coast Room, Avenue of Palms and French Room, which will be given a deco rative scheme of light upon silver and black — gets a supper and costume accessories. The costume accessories have been designed by Lucile Knoche, and they include capes and masks and jabots and sashes; metal foils of silvery sheen are used in some of them; cello phane is to be used, too. The masks will be realistic ones of Chaplin, Garbo, Menjou; mummers-style masks designated as "yes men" of the movie lots; masks of directors (with megaphones); fan-shaped masks representing movie fans. The costumes of entertainers and guests alike will display industrial materials. There are to be screen and stage stars, names unknown at this writing. Movies will be shown; rather, two silver screens will be placed in the ballroom on which will be thrown films of the stars who appear in person. The executive committee has been tea-ing here and there while completing plans. Andy Rebori, emphasizing the economy aspect of the ball, says, "The guests will have a big time at a small cost. The entertainment will be flashy, professional and professionally directed. The music will be superlative. Our costume plans are unique. The decorative scheme is unique. Our party will show industry and art and the guests won't even have to think. Everything is done for them after they buy tickets. They don't have to think about cos tumes, nor about supper; they get 'em. The show won't require any heavy thinking. In fact, thinking is barred." Well, it ought to be fun. It's a Tipe MAYBE you didn't know, but one of our local men's shops carries the most ex pensive pipes in the country. And there is one pipe fancier, a millionaire turfman (as the dailies say), who is a regular customer, but who has never been in the store. So far this year he has spent some $800 on pipes from A. Starr Best's — that's the men's shop. He heard about Best's large collection of fine, straight grain pipes from a friend. He tried them out and was delighted with the December, 1932 23 I MAY BE WRONG, MR. MASSCARA, BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT YOU GOT MY EARS TOO LARGE." He Got the Job *TpHE other morning a friend of ours sat ¦*• at his desk musing, as is his wont. Old times were straggling through his mind. His eye lit on the telephone. "Upon my soul," he mused, "I shall call Herman Wolf. I haven't seen him in five years. I wonder if he still works for the North German Lloyd. Dear old Herman." "Mr. Wolf is out," the gal at the N. G. L. switchboard told our friend, "but he'll be back in half an hour. Shall I give him your name." "Never mind," our friend said. "He prob' ably wouldn't recognize it anyway. I'll call him later." "It will be good to see Herman after all these years, n our friend mused, musing once more. "Dear old Herman. We'll have din ner tonight — at Kau's, say, then a show, and then we'll go up to the apartment and sit in front of the fire and have a snifter or two and talk it all over. Oh, this will be good. This will be like old times. Dear old Herman." A half hour passed, then an hour, and our friend was too busy to call. He looked at his watch. "Almost 12," he mused. "I'll call him this afternoon and be sure to catch him in." Coming back from lunch he looked at his watch. It said 2.15. He picked up the tele phone. "Mr. Wolf isn't with us any more," said the gal at the switchboard. "The devil he isn't," said our friend; "he was with you this morning." "I know it," said she, "but he isn't with us any more. He took the Century at 2 o'clock this afternoon. He sails on the Bremen to* morrow. He's been transferred to our Berlin office." results. That was several years ago. He sends blue prints to Best's of the design and style of pipes he wishes made up. Best's send the blue prints (which the gentleman has down to a sixteenth of an inch) to their London pipe people, Loewe's, who make up the pipes. Sometimes it takes five months to get some of them. The briar used is always more than twenty-four years old. On the last order, Loewe's said they spoiled more than one hundred pieces of briar before they hit the exact specifications of the blue prints prepared by the gentleman, but they didn't mind, because they like to get things right. And he has always been pleased with Best's order filling; after all, they have, here in their store, the most complete and care fully selected line of pipes in the country. For Art's Sake TDERHAPS there are buildings other than ¦** the Fine Arts Building, that have interest ing histories — something unique, something remarkable in back of the building of them. We'll have to do some investigating some time. Most buildings are strictly commercial en terprises, but the Fine Arts Building is some thing else again, because therein such a great part of the Town's cultural life is found. Among its tenants are painters, sculptors, writers, musicians, etchers, illustrators, gold smiths, silversmiths, decorators, carvers; in structors of elocutions and expression and the drama; art galleries. In fact, there is no other building in Town where there are more studios, shops, business enterprises devoted to the finer things. And why not? It's the Fine Arts Building. And that's what the founders of the building — the Studebaker brothers and Mr. Charles C. Curtiss — hoped and expected it to be. The Chapin estate, owners of the building since 1915, have car ried on the ideas and ideals of the founders. And when you think of the Fine Arts Building, you think of the Piccadilly, partic ularly if it's around luncheon, tea or dinner time. There's the pleasant, old-world Vene tian Court where you may dine when the weather's warm, and in the east room you have the Avenue, broad Grant Park and the lake as an outlook. It's a spacious room with heavy silken hangings and paneled walls, scenes of early American life — Colonial days, the Indian, the stage coach. The men's grill is immediately off the court; there one finds niches, benches, small tables, soft Italian col orings and, through high glass doors, the court yard is visible. The excellent cuisine, service and atmosphere of refinement prevail, but the prices are in keeping with the times. And you don't have to be affiliated with any of the several fine arts to be welcomed there. The Piccadilly and the Fine Arts Building are institutions in the Town. Student Entrepreneur /^•AME October 1, and Mr. George van der Hoef decided he needed some money. Not being a utilities king or an acetylene torch man, Mr . Van der Hoef decided to figure out some subtle way to support him' self. As a promising young graduate student in English at the University of Chicago, Mr. Van der Hoef had attended countless public lectures in Mandel Hall and thereabouts. He had paid for admission to these lectures. Someone, he suspected, had made some money. He mused. He returned to the campus from his home in South Bend (he was one of Indiana's two candidates for a Rhodes scholarship last year) and went to the University's vocational place ment bureau and told them that he could put twenty students to work — including himself- All the placement bureau had to do was to stand back of a small investment. The idea was a lecture bureau, entirely manipulated by students. Came election night, and Stuart Chase ap' peared at Mandel for the debut of the StU' dent Lecture Bureau. It was raining — you remember — but the house was almost solo out. Last week came Herr Dr. Julian Huxley from England to speak out on Russia, and more people were turned away from Mandel Hall than had ever been turned away before. Rupert Hughes comes next, on Jan. 10. 24 The Chicagoan Then William Beebe, on Feb. 16. There will be two more programs, for whom speak ers have not yet been announced. Net result: Twenty young men and women (box office, ushers, etc.) are earning their way through college where no young men and women were earning their way before. The University has been relieved of its un derwriting. And Mr. Van der Hoef is con vinced that he was right when he decided that the lecture bureau racket did not require such profound wisdom after all. Loop Cowpath LJAVING nothing better to do, we went AJ" down to 100 West Monroe the other day and watched Norwood Susan VI, a pure bred shorthorn and her offspring, Buttercup, walk through the only cowpath which, as far as we know, now exists in the Loop. The path, which was established in 1833 by a farmer named William Jones, is as good, if not better, for the purpose as it was then when Mr. Jones' milkers plodded stoically homeward, little realizing or caring that the same path would, a century later, lie idle at the base of a twenty-two story building. Cows are placid, sophisticated critters, and don't seem to get very excited about any thing. Norwood Susan, with her calf and a modern milkmaid, Miss Cecelia Swiat, trod the Loop's cowpath wholly unconcerned about the historic aspect of the one hundred seventy-seven-foot stretch. Aside from mild surprise at the swinging doors, she exhibited no emotion, and chewed her cud with the same jaunty aplomb as the switchboard girl chews her gum. The strip of ground was established in 1833 as a cowpath by William Jones, the owner of the property. Although he sold parcels of land around the path, Mr. Jones never revoked the reservation and the courts have ruled that the ground must be retained as a cowpath, although it hasn't been used for that practical purpose for more than half a century. However, if it ever starts to rain while you have a cow down in the Loop, that would probably be a good place to take her. Corsant &P Monroe Circus "TV/TAMMOTH, Mastodonic, Magnifi- 1YAcent!" "Hair-Raising Sports 6? Pas times of the Denizens of Our Western Plains!" "The Slide for Life from the Lofty Top of the Stadium to the Ring, Suspended Only by Her Hair!" "Fabulous Feats of Dainty Daring on Perilous Perches Swung High Above the Ring." And much more of the same. It sounds like the work of a bond house pamphleteer, but comes from the pens of some very gentle ladies who comprise the women's division of the Salvation Army and are trying to attract the human eye to their Old Time Yankee Circus, to be staged the 16th and 17th of this month at the Stadium. It's something new for denizens of the soci ety pages, but Mrs. William S. Monroe and Mrs. Charles King Corsant, the co-chair women, have rounded up a performance that bids fair to have Mr. Ringling hanging on the ropes. The Black Horse Troop and a Jot of other A No. 1 spectacles are on tap. "This is to be an absolutely 100% profes sional circus of the times of P. T. Barnum," Mrs. Monroe promises. The handbills are done in the screaming manner of the old days, and altogether the thing sounds pretty authentic, all the way down to the line on the bottom — "Exclusive Management of Cor sant & Monroe." The proceeds go to the Emergency Relief Fund. And everybody's going. Stock Joke A GROUP of exceptionally nice people were ^^ sitting around an exceptionally dark room late one evening, and the discussion turned, as it so often does, to the sudden and furtive retirement from Chicago of one of the city's most distinguished residents. Everyone had something to say about the distinguished ex- resident, but it was hard to tell who was saying what because of the exceptional dark ness of the room. "And what do you think?" said a lady's voice to a gentleman sitting near her. "I think," said the gentleman, and in the darkness you could not be certain that it was Dr. Frederick Stock, "that if the Civic Opera House is ever opened again, it should be re- dedicated with a performance of Beethoven's Ruins of Athens. Seafood Haven rT*HE oyster really isn't much to look at; and * the lobster, with his claws pegged out and his antennae waving, is a bit too much. But people don't go to the Drake's new Cape Cod Room just to look at things. Though there is plenty to look at: the old ship prints and seascapes, the glassware and New England fisherman's gadgets, the magnificent collection of hard liquor bottles — dead soldiers (dead sailors would be more fitting) — the beams, rough woodwork, and the sea beasts on dis play under glass. There's a lot of Cape Cod atmosphere. But people go to the Cape Cod Room to tackle the enormous variety of seafoods. For that new dining spot is devoted to sea foods alone. It'll probably be the seafood center of the Town at any minute now. And its offerings are quite bewildering in variety and preparation. Oysters, Blue Points and Cotuits, prepared in various ways; clams, Little Necks and Cherrystones; lobsters, crabs, shrimps, scallops; green sea turtle soup, seafood gumbo, clam chowder, oyster and clam stew; white- fish, pompano, lake trout, perch, frog legs — just to give you an idea. One can do ample justice to maritime dishes in the Cape Cod Room. There is time and to spare: it remains open from noon till 1 a.m. Only make an early appointment at one of the checkered table clothed tables, select carefully, eat slowly so that no single merit of the food may be lost. Top it off with a modest cup of coffee, and perhaps one of the proper desserts, pie, fruit, cheese. You'll be sated for a few days; then you'll return. New Game E never have learned where it started. Maybe Walter Winchell put a fire cracker in its pants and made it go. Anyway, you take a name, anybody's, and make a phrase, clause or sentence out of it by perfectly terrible punning. Something like these: Law rence (early) Tibbett (early to rise, etc.), Marcia Vaughn (more drink and we'll all go home), Riq Atwater (you up to now), Calvin Coolidge (labor is very cheap). It can get pretty awful, but then, it's only played at speakeasy tables. "HOME? HOME? AH, YES, I REMEMBER. THAT'S WHERE WE KEEP THE SCOTCH." December, 1932 25 A SOJOURN ON MARS Out of Depression leapt Lady Godiva's deathless mount, straight into the Stevens Mars and Sandor's vigilant s\etchboo\. Upon his broad hac\ are seen the proud Potentates of the Pageant. His majestic stride embraces their faithful vassals., the Lords and Ladies of the Court, whose fete-ward flight sweeps the lively legions of a no less merry peas antry. The time: December 9. The Place: The Stevens Hotel. The cast: Artists, Models, Citizens. The Chicagoan The Flower Girl A Different Christmas Story — But So Is Christmas, 1932 THERE was room in the inn, this time., I am not sure that inn is the right word for it, but if you know the place I mean, you will agree that inn is not alto gether the wrong word for it. As you enter its doors from the overhead elevated racket of Wells street, its ancient sim plicity must soothe your modern nerves at once. It is very quiet and old and cool and uncrowded in there, as the entrance door shuts behind you. There is an old-fashioned bar along the left wall, as you go in, dark and solid and very likely with nobody behind its dusty counter. To your right, and ahead, are solid dark tables, with very likely nobody sitting at them. Over head the plaster has fallen here and there. Dim oil paintings of a former epoch hang sleepily, here and there, on the old walls. You walk on, to a dark round table, and sit down. Perhaps, after while, a waiter, a German waiter, will come out from somewhere and attend you. Perhaps the outside door will open, and somebody else will come in, quietly, to sit at the round table with you. You will order, and after a long while the German waiter will bring you food. Perhaps some body else will come in to join you. You may order wine. This place is too old to yield to changing modern whims. All through pro hibition, wine has been served here. All through depression, prices have been un changed. Coffee is still twenty cents. There is a great clock on the wall, over the end of the bar. It records the passing hours. But there is no calendar on the wall. There are no years, here. Nevertheless — There were six of us sitting quietly at the round table over our red wine. As we sat, we could look at the clock over the bar, or at the other empty tables, or up at the ceiling where the plaster had fallen, or out past the empty tables and the empty bar at the frosted windows and the entrance doors. The glass on the entrance doors is of some queer variety, so that if you are inside the inn you can look out through the doors, but if you are outside in the street you can not see inside. It was snowing, of course, outside, as befits the season. As we sat and talked quietly around the round table, after a while the door opened, and a girl came in. The doors shut behind her. She was small and quiet. She looked perhaps fourteen years old. The snow, of course, was melting now on her little hat, on the shoulders and sleeves of her cheap, clean coat. She carried a basket of flowers. The German waiter came out of his recess somewhere behind us. He went up to the girl with the flowers. He talked with her, quietly. Apparently he knew her. Ordinarily, women are not admitted to the long, dark room in which we sat. The waiter went behind the bar. The girl put her basket of flowers on the By Richard Atwater floor, and talked to him quietly from the outer side of the bar. She rested her arms on the bar, and her trim back made a pleasing curve as she talked quietly to the waiter. Her clothes were cheap and clean. She was a little girl, but she was older than fourteen after all. Six teen, or eighteen, perhaps, or even more. After a while, one of us called her over to the table." How much were her flowers? She stood quietly beside us now. Yes, the flowers were made of cloth. Yes, she made them herself. She and her mother made them. She took them out of the basket and put them on the table for us to look at, beside our wine glasses. They were astonishingly lifelike, varied col ored blossoms, leaves and all. They were ar ranged in pots, real pots, only all the flowers and stems and leaves were made of varied colored cloth. They were — I forget exactly, but I think a dollar and a quarter each; we could have any of the pots of cloth flowers for a dollar and a quarter. She stood beside us, beside the table and the pots of flowers she and her mother had made to sell. She was, of course, very like a flower herself, in her cloth clothes. She was from Germany. She had been in this country for many years. Only now and then did she hesi tate for the right English word. One or two of us asked her about this or that place in Germany, where we had been. Yes, she had been there, or no, there she had not been. Her unquestioning simplicity was charming. One of us asked her to sit down with us, and have a glass of wine. Yes, she would gladly. She sat down. Yes, she would also have a sandwich. And coffee? But gladly. The waiter smilingly brought her these things. It turned out, later, that he would not let any of us pay for these things for the girl. But now she sat with us, and the pots of flowers on the table with the cups and plates and ash trays, just as if any girl ever before had eaten and drank with the men at a table in this room. N o, it was not very hard to sell the flowers. People bought them, now and then. She and her mother made them, at home. Her mother had taught her how to make them. It did not take very long to learn to make them. At first it was her brother who used to take them around and sell them. That was before he disappeared. Yes, he had disappeared. In Wheaton. That was about six years ago. How old was he? Well, he was fourteen when he disap peared, in Wheaton. Policemen had come and told her mother. They told her not to worry too much. Prob ably he was all right, taken care of somehow. No, they had never heard of him since. One of us at the round table is a lawyer. "Did you make any inquiries about him at the bureau of missing persons?" he asked her. She sipped her red wine. "What is that?" she asked quietly. He told her about the bureau of missing persons. No, she had never heard of that. She or her mother either. "Well, have you a photograph somewhere of your brother? After six years, he would be changed now, of course, if he is still living. But maybe he is. And maybe they could tell, from the photograph. If you have one, you could take it to the bureau — " "I think maybe we got a photograph of him." We looked at her and at ourselves. It was becoming a real story. The snow outside, and the little flower giri here. The mystery of the longlost brother. We could not only buy her cloth flowers. We could even, perhaps, find her brother for her. We were all aglow with the red wine we had sipped, and the flower girl beside us, and I suppose the Christmas spirit. It was a little adventure. We felt, I suppose, like six Santa Clauses drinking wine with a poor flower girl. "I'll tell you," one of us suggested to the girl. "You bring me the photograph, to my office, or here, and I will take it to the right place, and maybe — " "And you must not count on this too much, but if we do locate your brother — well — your mother would be pretty glad, wouldn't she?" The flower girl sipped the last of her wine from her glass and looked at us quietly. "My mother," she said, "she don't can* about it, any more." December, 193 2 27 on the bandwagon in other people 's shoes by henri weiner hot dog with greta garbo if by covarrubias the complex out of Freud that has become Chicago's most popular movie desire, is here shown about to go the way of all weary and hungry flesh ex-mayor if by peter arno a notorious New Yorker, drawn in the notorious New Yorker manner, and all done in a spirit of good, clean, honest fun, and with the best of taste in your hat if by rockwell kent the modern master's famous engrav ing of "Mankind" asleep on a bed of spinach, and dreaming that life is just one dam book-plate after another the demon rum ifby ralph barton a spirit picture from d** great beyond, showing a gel* tl eman of the dry school leering at a bottle of so-and- so during a moment of weak* ness 28 The Chicagoan The "Post" of the Past A Comment on the Glory That Was Reilly's By Martin Quigley <"T^HE Passing of The Post'" in last 1 month's issue of The Chicagoan by Mr. Loren Carroll is an interesting backwards glance over a portion of the record of that once important newspaper. Mr. Car roll, however, failed to take notice of the one era in which the Post flourished — the single period in which it was an important news paper. In its early years the Post achieved a certain distinction. It was striving with fair success toward the objective of an intelligent afternoon newspaper. Its progress was neither swift nor steady. Then came the managing editorship of Mr. Leigh Reilly during which the Post achieved all that it ever did — before or since — of importance. Mr. Reilly was a newspaperman of genuine distinction — intelligent, enterprising and gen tlemanly. He was eminently qualified to create and to carry on a newspaper which was an expression of the finest in all journalism. During Mr. Reilly 's association with the Post, which in those days was always The Evening Post, the title of editor was preempted by Mr. John C. Shaffer, a prerogative of ownership with no other significance whatsoever. Al though Mr. Shaffer maintained the contact of ownership with newspapers for many years, he did not possess — or at least never revealed — what might even be construed as a working knowledge of the plan, purpose and operation of a newspaper editorially. Mr. Reilly accom plished what he did with the owner and editor as an added problem in the work. During the flourishing Reilly-days of The Evening Post there were numbered among the staff the late Joseph Sheahan, news editor; Julian S. Mason, chief editorial writer; Fred Curtis, city editor; Frederic Hatton, dramatic critic, Drury Un derwood, notable man about town and con ductor of a department, The Passing Show; the late Preston F. Gass and William F. Chenery. There were the Hacketts and Charles Daniel Frey, artist, and Wilbur Nesbit and Fontaine Fox as staff cartoonists. Fred Hatton went on to success as a play wright; Bill Chenery to the editorship of Colliers, Julian Mason to the editorship of the Hew Yor\ Evening Post and Fox to national syndicate fame. There were many others of marked ability who also went out of the old offices on West Washington street or the later dingy quarters on South Market street onto the high road of successful accomplishment elsewhere. The Evening Post of those days possessed an unique character. There was no near ap proach to it except, possibly, the old KLew Yor\ Evening Post of about the same time. It had assembled the most discriminating audience of any newspaper in the country. Its columns were well-written and sometimes brilliantly written. Its typographical dress was distinc tive. It used a high quality ink and a better grade of newsprint. Its illustrations were carefully chosen and effectively reproduced. It was a newspaper congenial to the most im portant persons, interests and institutions of Chicago. 1 here was nothing un usual in the fact that Chicago should have been the scene of the extraordinary effort in journalism which was the old Evening Post. Chicago newspapers of an earlier day had been the best newspapers published on this con tinent. About this capitol city of the midland empire were nourished newspapers and news- MR. LEIGH REILLY Reproduced from The Fourth Estate, issue of March 17, 1906, by courtesy of Henry Justin Smith of The Chicago Daily News. papermen that were the making of a glorious tradition which, unfortunately, is hardly re membered and not at all followed in this later day. There was a time when the best brains in the newspaper world gravitated toward Chi cago and once here they found a field of such competitive activity that they lacked no possible spur toward the putting forth of their best efforts. The voices of the Chicago press were then heard and listened to in the councils of the nation. This was before the decline and fall of the American newspaper, and particu larly the Chicago newspaper, as a political influence. The old Evening Post caught up and held for a time the scattering threads of the design that was the golden day of journalism in Chicago. It worthily emulated, though in a very restricted sense, the great pioneer journals of Chicago. It had no opportunity to weigh heavily against the modern newspaper bedlam although it sought, within its scope, to keep ablaze the white light of the old tradition. The Evening Post's circulation was never large, as metropolitan circulations go, but the character of its circulation was such as to make it a genuine class influence of its day. Mr. Shaffer did not understand what kind of a paper it was or why it was that kind of a paper. It was not surprising then that eventually he listened to a golden promise of greater circulation, higher advertising rates and avowed competition with Mr. Hearst's Evening American. Mr. Reilly moved on and the final, dismal era of The Evening Post began. It succeeded not at all in making Mr. Hearst's Evening American aware of its ex istence but it did succeed, promptly, in driving away both the reader and the advertiser pat ronage which had been so carefully cultivated. It was another case of business office domi nation with the usually attendant circum stance of the business office not knowing and utterly incapable of comprehending the edi torial problem. There is no adverse criticism intended in the implication that the business office was seeking to earn a profit because without profitable operation there can be neither substantial journals nor a substantial journalism. The quarrel in such a case is with the executive management which permits editorial content — which is a term descriptive of the product which the newspaper has to sell — to be subordinated and submerged, which simply means that while the business office may quite earnestly be going through motions of activity it gets nowhere at all because it is offering to its reader and its advertiser a prize package which may be enclosed in an attrac tive wrapper of salesmanship but when ex posed to the naked eye is found to contain very little of those editorial essentials of a good newspaper. Against such editorial vacuity the best of the business offices cannot prevail. Editors make newspapers. The war and the post-war prosperity inter fered somewhat with the natural order, but when Mr. Shaffer ended the Reilly regime and its attendant policies and practices he set The Evening Post irretrievably on its road to the obsequies recently observed. I might add, in swift passing, that I do not deny a feeling of partisanship in my backward glance over the record of The Evening Post during the Reilly regime. No one who served under Leigh Reilly could quite do that. December, 1932 29 PAUL STONE-RAY MOR, LTD. STROLLING PLAYERS Although these charming people ivere strolling players only to the extent that they were nightly strolling from their hotels to lucrative and distinguished employment in various Loop theatres, they recently sponsored the Strolling Players Club which Harry Vuc\ and Hiram Foster have inaugurated in Ciro's, the Towns most soigne restaurant. There the profession gathers for early dinners in a cosy and tasteful little room and orders from a menu card which bears the warm inscription, "7s[o Strolling Player Ever Turned Away for Lac\ of funds." See if you can pick out Violet Heming, Cleo May field, Lillian Glaser Hopper, DeWolf Hopper, Oscar Shaw, Donald Brian, Donald Mee\, Cecil Lean, Harry Puc\, Al Sexton, Allan Rogers, John Cherry and the gracious Hiram Fosters. 30 The Chicagoan A Century of Christmas The More or Less Inn- Side Story By Ruth G. Bergman IT is one hundred twenty-eight years since that which is now Chicago was first the scene of a real Christmas celebration. In that length of time one thing has remained unchanged; in spite of all the mechanical advances of this century and a quarter of progress one thing has not improved : the holi day spirit. Chicago, the settlement, the vil lage, the city and the metropolitan area has always known how to celebrate, how to eat, drink-or-abstain, and be merry. Only the facilities have changed. In 1804 the pre-Chicagoan walked out of his back door and shot the turkey for his Christ mas dinner. In 1850 he made a more leisurely selection at the State Street Market. In 1932 he can take his choice of telephoning to his grocer or making a reservation at his favorite hotel. During the days of Fort Dearborn, the appearance of an occasional pack of wolves added excitement to the walk after dinner that has always been a necessary epilogue to the rite of the groaning board; today that extra fillip is given by the thousands of horsepower traveling around the town on wheels. A band of Indians crashed Chicago's first Christmas festivities. Now, during the holidays, the city teems with vacationing college students. That time when even Fort Dearborn was young there was what the settlers probably called a good old fashioned Christmas. It had snowed for a week; the lake looked like a continuation of the prairie as they both lay frozen and snow covered to the horizon. The hills north of the river furnished a magnificent pine which a group of boys dragged across the river and set up inside the fort. The soldiers and couriers de bois trapped and shot the pieces de resistance and the cook wove them into a feast that makes the mouth water even at the distance of more than a hundred years. The centerpiece was a huge venison pasty and scattered here and there were roast pigs, tur keys, prairie chicken, rabbit and raccoon. The Christmas pudding arrived on the scene ablaze with burning brandy and for some reason not given in the old records inspired the officers to spring to their feet, raise their goblets of milk punch and drink to Thomas Jefferson and Henry Dearborn, president and secretary of war of the sixteen states. Dancing followed the dinner, with ladies in silks and curls curtsying to officers in dress uniforms and powdered wigs. The Indian guests formed Chicago's original stag line and contributed an occasional obligato of war whoops to the music of the fife and drum corps and John Kinzie's fiddle. N ONE of the old stories mentions Santa Claus — unless he came in the guise of the Indians bearing peltries — but in a few more decades the domestic ritual of Christmas eve was so well established that it received mention in the press. "What a para dise for a knitter," begins an editorial in the Chicago Daily Journal of December 24, 1850, "could she see the genus hose in one grand suspension all over the city tonight — from the homely blue and white to the symmetrical net work for the foot of grace — from the stocking for 'the big brother,' displacing the bellows or the duster upon the nail, to the wee bit of a red sock, about eighteen inches from the floor and pendent from a pin." There we have a picture of the typical Chicago fireside complete with bellows and duster and feet in hand-knitted stockings warming on the fender. But that was not all. A news story in the same issue of the Journal foreshadows great activity in the kitchen. "State Street Market," it says. "By invitation of T. H. Perdue, Esq., Clerk of the Market, we visited this great temple of Epicurus this morning and a Christmas-like appearance did it make indeed. In perfect order, having been newly painted, white-washed and cleansed, under the administration of the present effi cient clerk, and every one of the twenty-four stalls, now, for the first time occupied, it was a spectacle for man in his two great capacities, as a carnivorous and gramnivorous animal. "Some of the stalls are tastefully decorated with 'Christmas trees,' hung with fruit that Sinbad never dreamed of. Among the unique representatives, we noticed quails, prairie- hens, partridges, turkeys, wild and tame, geese and fowls by pairs and dozens and hundreds. Rabbits that have pricked up their ears for the last time, hung in rows that would set a poacher in ecstacies. Roasters ... in numbers greater than the train that followed the porcine pioneer of Vergil's story — venison that will never stiffen a sinew at the cry of a hound or hunter — and even Bruin himself, his coat of fur thrown back a la mode upon his shoulders. . . . And as to the pork, the mutton, the veal, the beef, the display would tempt a Grahamite to make a shipwreck of the faith and become ferociously carnivorous." In those days of the good old fashioned unbalanced diet the table was supposed to groan before the meal and the guests afterward. According to present theory feasting on this grand scale is a good preventive of further festivity but the ladies and gentlemen of the fifties were made of hardier stuff than modern theorists. Perhaps they felt a bit sleepy after a Christmas dinner but by evening they were ready to dance and eat again. Both the Daily Journal and the Daily Democrat of Christmas eve, 1850, tell of a Christmas ball at the Tremont Hall under the direction of Mr. Robinson, who, according to the former, "is considered the best caterer for the public in his line." The ball, continues the Democrat, "will be the most brilliant and recherche affair of the season." The mention of Tremont Hall recalls the hotel of the same name which also was the scene of many Chicago celebrations. One need not be very old to remember the shell of the famous Tremont House on Lake Street, though in its declining years the once gay and brilliant lobby knew only the determined tread of Northwestern University night students com ing to imbibe the elements of advertising or accounting or business law. Like the Tremont, the original Palmer House and the earliest editions of the Sherman came in the period when ban quets were feasts and nobody who was any body could celebrate Christmas or New Year's in less than seven or eight courses, including soup, fish, a couple of entrees, a veritable parade of cakes, and a wine for every course. A generation to which all drinks are cocktails and all cocktails are gin can scarcely imagine how a celebration tasted in the old days — and it is just as well, for the present, that they can't. But there was more to a party than that which flowed from bottles. Just bear in mind, for example, that the builders of the old Palmer House laid a pattern of silver dollars in the floor of the barber shop and you will get some idea of the flavor — non-alcoholic — of the period. A hotel like that naturally held a definite enchantment and the New Year's eve guests danced all night under the gas-lit chandeliers just because morning came before they had had enough and not for the reason that it was fashionable to stick it out for the sake of breakfast at a one-arm restaurant. Though the present Palmer House does not officially celebrate the arrival of the new year it still sells out all its banquet rooms annually for private parties of ten, twenty, thirty to a thousand or more guests. At the Sherman, where the new year is still welcomed with bells and whistles, paper caps and confetti, they say that exuberance feeds remarkably well on fruit lemonade and the Byfield chickens bred espe cially for the holiday season. The theory is that this climax of the holidays and grand finale of the year is sufficiently exciting in itself to stimulate the most lethargic guests in the most arid surroundings. jly t any rate, the holidays go on being celebrated year after year and seem no worse for the changes in manners and habits of eating and drinking. Though the raccoon no longer graces the festive board it leads all the rest in the checkrooms when the boys and girls come home from college. Man, the carnivorous and gramnivorous, devours less meat nowadays, or at least fewer varieties at one Christmas dinner, but instead of the veni son, fresh from the neighboring woods, and the rabbits trapped just outside the stockade he has avacado pears from California, grape fruit from Florida and cheese from France. He sees very little partridge and quail but he knows the daily boon of orange juice. It doesn't seem to make much difference whether he- chops down a tree (Continued on page 71) December, 1932 31 Sponsors of Arden Shore Annual Ball MRS. LAWRENCE NELSON, JR. LOUISE RUFFNER MRS. ARTHUR WIRTZ PEGGY GLIDDEN "Shadows of Paris" Was the Pro vocative Title Given the Annual Ball of The Arden Shore Associa tion, the Stevens Hotel the Place and December 10 the Date. For This Pre- Christmas Fete, by Which Chicago's Quota for Arden Shore Is Raised, the Atmosphere of the French Capital was Recreated by Committee Members Serving Un der the Direction of Elizabeth Alger, Who Is Chairman of the Chicago Committee and Who Served as General Chairman of the Ball. PHOTOGRAPHS BY DU BOIS STUDIO The Chicagoan Personal Intelligence With Especial Attention to the Party System of the Season THE word "clever" echoes in my mind — "clever" people giving "clever" parties; "clever" ways of managing shrinking bank accounts or of adding to them without benefit of firearms; "clever" methods of im proving the surrounding morale. And I've come to the following profound philosophical conclusion : that the hard times have developed all sorts of latent talents. To give a really good party — i. e., an amus ing one where everyone has a perfectly grand time and is slightly surprised to find himself doing so, things being as they are — has always required energy, ingenuity and a certain amount of capital. Thus, a host (or hostess) can entertain extremely well with a maximum of expense and a minimum of hard work, or, reversing the situation, with a minimum of expense if he does his own chores. No statis tics on the subject are available, but I have a deep-rooted conviction that the latter kind of party is, more often than not, a greater success than the former. Any number of very chi-chi parties have come to my attention lately; some of them strictly economical, others not so, but none of them bearing the lavish label of the 1928-29 vintage. And all of them have been fun for both hosts and guests. One of these was given last month by a popular pair of Lake Foresters, members of a small coterie of young marrieds, most of whom have played together since the days of pigtails and Eton collars. Ten guests were invited to dinner of a Saturday evening, and upon their arrival were greeted with champagne cocktails and trays of delicious appetizers. This festive rite over, each man was given a sealed enve lope and asked to go to his car. Then a lady was assigned to each car (not her husband's, needless to say) and the first instructions in the envelope were read — to drive south a certain number of miles before reading any more. When the speedometer registered the right number of miles, the next set of instructions was unfolded, and the couple found that they were to go to a designated hotel, look up the head waiter there, and ask for the table re served for Mr. X (the host). Of course, everyone expected to find everyone else at the hotel to which he'd been sent, but such was not the case at all . Each couple had been directed to a different place — the Blackstone, the Edge- water Beach, the Drake and other hostelries of the Town where a table for two awaited them with dinner ordered and paid for, even the tip having been attended to. After dinner the guests were bidden to go to still another meet ing place, where the whole party finally as sembled and were taken, en masse, to a mid night burlesque show. Very novel and enter taining for all concerned. .Ever since the good old days — and nights of the treasure hunts, some one has been trying to think up something that would prove as much fun, and this year it By Caroline S. Krum seems to have been accomplished, with the Scavenger Party so definitely on the roster. The popularity of these hunts has spread from Paris to San Francisco and many amusing tales of adventures have resulted from them. The idea of the party is to assemble a group of friends, wine them and dine them, and then send them out in pairs to collect as many as they can of, let's say, twenty articles on a list previously prepared. They are told to come back at a certain hour, and the couple who has been most successful wins a prize. It's a wise host who puts a few useful things on the list, as he is entitled to keep the loot at the end of the evening (except such borrowed articles as have to be returned to their owners) but it's the nice idiotic ones that make the most fun — to wit, a hair from the tail of a chestnut mare; the cleverest man in the county; a red banana (not so easy to find late at night with all the shops closed — one resourceful young matron I know went home to her own icebox for a banana au naturel and then to her son's desk for a red crayon and came back to the party triumphant about a really artistic achievement) ; a stethoscope (on a certain night a few weeks ago every doctor in Lake Forest was praying he'd have no emergency calls for an hour or so!) a 1930 street car transfer; or any other little odd and end that is difficult to run to earth. A former Chicagoan, stopping off here last month on her way to California, told me of an extremely diverting party she gave in New York just before she started west. That popular pair of ex-Chi- cagoans, Mr. and Mrs. J. Allen Haines, were the guests of honor, others there including three pairs of counts and countesses, a well known New York politician, several artists and a few writers. The invitations, done for the occasion by a clever young New Yorker, were rhymed and illustrated, and asked the guests to come in at ten o'clock for dessert, coffee and after dinner speeches for the purpose of electing Mr. Throttlebottom president. A great horse-shoe shaped table was set with shiny plates and cups of tin, and deco rated with lots of colored cellophane; apple pie, ice. cream and coffee were the refresh ments; there were side-splitting speeches by several of the guests, and everyone agreed that it was a perfect occasion. Plenty of trouble for the hostess, as she admitted, and plenty of co-operation on the part of the guests, but so successful that it was well worth the effort. And one of the most interesting things about it was that there was practically no liquor served. The fun was genuine and spontaneous and kept up until the wee small hours, with only a little very mild punch for extra stim ulant. Here in town the social pace has taken on a lively tempo. The buds are making their bows to the right and left, and looking forward to the concentrated whirl of festivity that always accompanies the Christmas holidays, those hectic two weeks given over each year to the youngers in the community. The independent young women who announced at the beginning of the season that they would have no formal debut have actually set a new fashion in the debutante doings of a first winter out in society, so that now it is considered very chic to give one or two small dinner dances rather than a large and expensive ball, although there are a few of the latter still on the social roster. Being something other than matter-of-course events, they've taken on the glamour of a special treat in parties. The Joseph Medill Pattersons are giving one on the evening of the thirtieth at the Blackstone for their daughter, Josephine, and on the seventeenth are having a dinner for her at their apartment at 209 Lake Shore Drive. One of the loveliest and most distinguished debutante parties of the winter was the tea given on December third at the Drake by Mrs. John G. Shedd for her two attractive grand daughters, Miss Mary Reed and Miss Jean Schweppe, when Edward Johnson gave a beau tiful program of songs — a delightful and ex tremely elegant. l his year has seen the resumption of two of those social institutions that count for so much in the gay side of life in any large community — the Bachelors and Benedicts ball on Thanksgiving Eve, and the Assembly ball on December second. Both parties were off the lists last winter — a real loss in smart doings — and everyone was delighted to know that they would put in their appear ance this season. The Bachelors and Benedicts was given in the Gold Room of the Congress, with the wives of the Benedicts in the receiving line, among them Mrs. Wesley M. Dixon, Mrs. William B. Mcllvaine, Jr., Mrs. Dexter Cum- mings, Mrs. W. Paul McBride, Mrs. Luther S. Hammon, Jr., Mrs. W. Irving Osborne, Jr., Mrs. Robert S. Pirie, Mrs. Frederic McLaugh lin, II, and Mrs. Edison Dick. The Bachelors on the committee include Joseph C. Belden, Jr., Ralph N. Isham, Malcolm Stevenson, Gardner Brown, Donald R. McLennan, Jr., John Simpson and A. Watson Armour III. Miss Margaret Chapman, daughter of the John Chapmans and a debutante of last year, gave a dinner before the ball, as did Mr. and Mrs. W. Press Hodgkins, the Dicks and the Piries, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCormick Adams and Miss Eleanor Dennehy, daughter of the Thomas C. Dennehys. The current buds are never invited to the Bachelors and Benedicts, but among the debutantes of last winter and the year before who were on hand for the fun this season were Florence Carr, Betty McCormick, Helen McCormick and Paula Nihlein. December, 1932 33 How to Live a Hundred Years Carl Sandburg writes a Mary Lincoln By Susan Wilbur IN making Christmas suggestions, I always prefer to let the silver paper take care of the Christmas part. Try, for example, how seasonable a parcel you can make of Sherman: Fighting Prophet by Lloyd Lewis. When the recipient awakes the next morning your holly ribbon will have been swept up, but he still has something. Scientists are at work harder than ever upon ways to prolong life. As you may discover in detail by reading Paul de Kruif's latest. But books are really the one original way. Casanova is now supposed not to have lived quite all of his six volumes of memoirs, but what he did live of them made him an old, old man by fifty. Whereas by the, if anything, rejuvenating experience of such a book as Lloyd Lewis's Sherman, it is possible in the course of two or three weeks, or the rest of the winter, to add approximately a hundred years to one's span. The scope of Sherman's life up to forty took in all the frontiers: he helped fight the Seminole war in Florida, was sta tioned in California before and during the gold rush, reached Kansas in time for the trouble there, ran the street car lines of St. Louis, and managed to be teaching in Louisiana at the time secession began. In addition to Sher man's own life, a life originating in bad times, when banks crashed and no business turned out well, told in counterpoint to it, is the life of Thomas Ewing, his father-in-law, who had founded a fortune in the days when assiduity counted. As to the Civil War, as many books could be written about it as there were men and boys fighting in it, or mothers and wives wait ing at home. But there are perhaps no more attractive terms in which to follow it through than Sherman. Sherman's career was vaguely parallel to Grant's. West Point, civilian life, a trained officer's chance. But there is some thing about that march through Georgia and the song that was written concerning it. There is something about Sherman's subsequent atti tude toward the presidency: what he meant was that he did not choose to run but what he said was that if elected he would refuse to serve. Let us agree then upon the quality of Mr. Lewis's subject matter and go on to what he has done with it. Which is a lot. These nearly seven hundred pages are first and fore most a vast piece of investigation. Second the writing of them is kept on so human a plane that even the reader who is no strategist forgets to omit the battles and finds himself actually appearing to understand them. Third, there is Mr. Lewis's characteristic contribu tion, the same thing that was notable in Myths After Lincoln, the quality of having picked up what people say. In Mr. Lewis's youth in Indiana, there were plenty of graybeards who had been with Uncle Billy and the Western army during the march through Georgia, had looked upon the Atlantic with a thrill worthy of Xenophon, and had been persuaded to eat its oysters five ways to a meal. Mr. Lewis has read thousands of diaries and letters of pri vates: the reader comes to know not Sherman alone, but his army. One evening last spring, Carl Sandburg acted as introducer to Doc Evans, and a secret leaked out. With the re sult that Mr. Sandburg's own Mary Lincoln has been most tremendously awaited ever since. Ten months is a long time to tremen dously await anything. In the past four or five years, Mrs. Lincoln has of course become an extremely live subject of controversy. To her own age, she was a female Nero piping while Rome burned. Abraham shouldered the labors and sorrows of war: Mary occupied herself running up bills with the New York dressmakers and glove merchants. This at a time when flour sacks had become a recognized article of apparel throughout the country. And until recently history had more or less let her go at this figure, in spite of a vague general knowledge to the effect that in her later years she was for a time insane. Mr. Sandburg brings to the subject further new material, and that same poetic intuition that characterized The Prairie Tears. Intuition as well as new documents with regard to the broken engagement, intuition with regard to the Lincoln marriage, which he sees as having been a quite ordinary give and take, with Mary's tantrums simply one of the those fixed points about which any marriage must revolve. Intuition too about Mary Lincoln's last trunk- surrounded days in her sister's house : fine silks to prove that what she thought she remem bered was not after all a dream. One feels however, throughout the book a certain shy ness in the face of the insanity concept, as if, with a life, by hypothesis slightly off center, one must be careful about saying this is this and that is that. Where Dr. Evans saw, for all his clinical detail, a smashing tragedy, Mr. Sandburg has been content to explore the overtones. Only half the volume is Mr. Sand burg's: the other half consists of letters and documents as edited by Paul M. Angle, — whose opinion at times shows shall we say a pleasant divergence. Much of the material comes from the collection of Oliver R. Barrett, of Chicago. Judge Henry Horner supervises the unearthing of Mrs. Lincoln's sanity trials. Vincent Starrett has just been elected president of the Society of Midland Authors, to succeed Margaret Ayer Barnes. Coming events appear to have cast their shadows: his latest mystery, The End of Mr. Garment, is full of authors. A prominent British author is murdered between one lion party, and the next, given by a rival Chicago hostess. What more natural than that secre taries, literary agents, authors- — one of them midland — should be involved in the unravel' ment. And incidentally, although Mr. Starrett never permits extraneous matter to balk the more important concerns of motive plus oppor- tunity, his book does include some most divert ing observations upon literature. The retiring president's book of the season is a new edition of her first book, Prevailing Winds, short stories upon which the standard comment of two years ago was that any one of them would have made a novel. In case you collect Pulitzer prize winners, there is a new preface, which might make this rank as some sort of a first. One of the more favorable qualities of times of stress is that they are quite likely to yield a crop of humorists. Franklin Meine, now of the book and art auctions, once anthologized the civil war humorists, Artemus Ward, and so on. And R. N. Linscott now omnibuses those of today under the title Comic Relief. This congeries of Corey Ford, Dorothy Parker, and their ilk being another excellent candidate for holly sprays. And if Mr. Linscott should ever take an encore, we nominate the work of Graeme and Sarah Lorimer, who have just written a few variations on Men Are Li\e Street Cars. In this book sophistication aged sixteen is care fully mixed into ice hockey, house parties that play up- Jenkins, picnics of the more poisonous type, and dances where the stag line has ways all its own. It is quite definitely some book. The later works of John Galsworthy have to a certain extent descended to gossip. Once Mr. Galsworthy made up his mind to stop, and with resolution killed off Soames Forsyte. That ended the Forsytes, but as he has since gone on with the family that Fleur Forsyte married into, it is still possible for those who like gossip to get news now and again of Forsyte acquaintances. Each book however has its set theme. Last time a striking prob lem: that of a husband who escapes to his home from a sanitarium. Flowering Wilder ness on the contrary has a problem tenuous enough to have inspired Henry James. A last faint flare-up of Britishness, almost as if some one had written just one more romance of chivalry after Cervantes had proved that they were out of date. Once long ago a prize was offered for the best definition of poetry which should itself be poetry. Now Dorothy Dudley has written a book about Theodore Dreiser which is, so to speak, itself Dreiser. Some people live in the same house for twenty years. Dreiser's life is on the contrary pure kaleidoscope. Miss Dudley catches not only this outer quality, but the inner. The author's comment that holds the book together is the sort of comment that holds Dreiser's novels together. What Dreiser mentions she men tions. She almost manages to think of life in terms of chemisms. (Continued on page 71) 34 The Chicagoan Art Calls Society' s Children ANN SMALL HAZEL KNEPPER n^^^^^^^^mm -¦¦¦MM ELIZABETH WAID KATHERINE KALES Professional Art Careers Ranging from Dress De sign Through Pen and Ink Illustration and Interior Decoration to Commercial Art are the Objectives Sought by These Promi- nents Enrolled in Classes of The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. 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The five designs George Switzer created — yes, the very George Switzer you've been hearing so much about. The gorgeous execution of those designs in colored aluminum against the rich, night-black MICARTA of the trays. Then— oh, welcome news! — the price. There's "Nocturne" (illustrated)— and "Marco Polo" (with a delicious sense of humor)— and "First Empire" (very Napo leonic, with its arrows and laurel leaves and stars) — and "Tribal Prayer" (rich in primitive symbols) — but you must see the others, too. Retailers should address inquiries to Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, III. Locally — on sale at MARSHALL FIELD and COMPANY CARSON, PIRIE, SCOTT and COMPANY MANDEL BROTHERS VON LENGERKE and ANTOINE IN THE COURTYARD EVENTUALLY AN AMPHITHEATRE — OF THE HALL OF SCIENCE FOREFATHERS OF '33 The Embryology of a World's Fair By MILTON S. MAYER PHOTOGRAPHS BY A. GEORGE MILLER The names of Adams, Hurley and Peterson are not heard very often nowadays in connection with Chicago's second world's fair. Yet if there must be a lion's share of the glory, it rightfully belongs to these three men. They were the pilgrim fathers of A Century of Progress. The story of the Dawes era of the exposition is being told everywhere, and it is being written in steel and plaster on the city's lake front. The story of the Adams era, of the Hurley era and of the Peterson era is a less tangible story and it is pretty nearly forgotten, but without it the story of A Century of Progress has no beginning. That is why this chapter in the saga of a colossal undertaking is being written here. "Cap" Adams was always having ideas. Like his friend, Col. Sprague, he was always having ideas that were brave and unprofitable — ideas for governmental reform, for civic improve ment, for the betterment of man's lot. "Cap" Adams had a better excuse than Col. Sprague had, however: Adams was a minister of God — Sprague was in the grocery business. Neither was an army man, in the Captain Flagg sense of the term. Myron E. Adams had been minister of the First Baptist Church in Chicago until the outbreak of the World War. He had been identified with Col. Sprague in numerous civic movements that generally came to nought when election day rolled around and the voters in their infinite wisdom turned the common weal over to Big Bill Thompson. Dr. Adams went to Ft. Sheridan in 1917, where the flower of the land was being trained to absorb minniewerfers, and the "Rev." was dropped for "Cap" when the governor gave him two silver bars for his uniform. Captain Adams served as chaplain and as head of the "department of morale." He organized the Ft. Sheridan Association for the care of soldiers' families and the rehabilitation of returning veterans. After the war he was associated with Mr. Marshall Field in the hospitalization of ex-soldiers in New York. No one, including his widow, knows how "Cap" Adams got the idea of a world's fair to celebrate Chicago's hundredth birthday. ALONG THE RAMPART OF THE HALL OF SCIENCE The event was ten years off when on August 17, 1933, as "acting secretary of the Chicago Centennial Committee," Mr. Adams sent a four-page letter to Mayor Dever outlining a plan for the celebration. Prior to submitting the plan he had discussed it with Col. Sprague, Ezra Warner, Harry A. Wheeler, Alfred Granger "and others." He wrote: "... The approach to Chicago's Centennial is the time to begin the final realization of Daniel H. Burnham's glorious vision of a City Beautiful, Livable, Prosperous. ... If now we dedicate ourselves to the realization of that wonderful concep tion, much may be accomplished before the actual Centennial date, if our citizens will give but a small part of their effort, their wish and their will in concert to the proposed program. . . . The production of the Centennial Exhibition will require at least ten years of hard work on the part of the citizens of Chicago. . . . The Lake Front offers a natural location. . . ." Mayor Dever expressed his approval of the plan and suggested that Mr. Adams submit it to some of the leading private organi zations of the city. Mr. Adams spent the years of 1924 and 1925 running around from club to club, from university presi dent to university president, from civic leader to civic leader, smoking up, single-handed, a project that would net Mr. Adams exactly nothing in the way of remuneration. The Commercial Club liked the idea, as did the Chicago Plan Commission, the Association of Commerce, the Society of Western Engineers, the Union League Club, the Chicago Historical Society, the presi dents of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, and half a hundred additional prominent organizations and individuals. In December of 1925 Mr. Adams again showed up in the mayor's office. After hearing his report Mr. Dever at once decided to submit the plan to the City Council. Knowing the temperament of city councils, the mayor advised Mr. Adams to have a couple of enthusiastic letters addressed to the Council from gentlemen whose names would strike a certain amount of terror into the hearts of aldermen. Charles H. Wacker of the Chicago Plan Commission and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt of the Chicago Historical Society indited the letters. The city plan ning committee of the City Council presented its report to that body, and on March 13 the aldermen met and — "RESOLVED, That the Mayor is hereby empowered to appoint a committee of one hundred and fifty representative citizens of the City of Chicago, and that such committee, work ing in harmony with the city government, and all organizations, business and civic, which are dedicated to the future greatness of Chicago, shall be authorized to proceed with the task of laying the foundations for a celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of Chicago, which will be wholly expressive of our City's ideals." The Centennial Committee held its first meeting in the City Council chambers on April 8, 1926, with the mayor presiding and Mr. Adams serving as temporary secretary. Most of the talk at this meeting was, of necessity, general and highly inspirational. Two steps forward were taken: the settling of the APPROACH TO ONE OF THE UNITS OF THE ELECTRICAL GROUP year lor the celebration and the naming of a ways and means committee. There was a great deal of amiable discussion regard ing the actual moment when the City of Chicago might look back upon its first hundred years and pronounce them the hardest. It might be 1929 and it might be 1937, and it might be anywhere in between. The committee was split into several unrelenting camps— there was the 1929 bloc, the 1933 bloc, the 1935 bloc and the 1937 bloc. Then there were several individual members who constituted blocs by themselves. Finally Dr. Schmidt prevailed with this disquisition: In 1829 the land at the mouth of what is now the Chicago River was surveyed by the state canal board, and three-fourths of a square mile was laid out as the site of a village for nothern Illinois; total population: 50. In 1833, with the population up to 150, the village of Fort Dearborn was incorporated. In 1837, the population of 3000 was considered justification for incorpo rating the place as a city and calling it Chicago. Since the first chartered municipality to occupy the site was incorporated in 1833, that date might well be regarded as the birth-date of the city now standing. On the motion of Mr. Lessing Rosenthal the assorted blocs relinquished their claims and 1933 was set as the year in which Chicago would celebrate the centenary of its appearance on the western plains. A ways and means committee of twenty-five was appointed and the meeting was adjourned. A month later the ways and means committee held its first meeting and appointed Edward N. Hurley chairman of a ten- member sub-committee on organization. On June 11, 1926, the organization committee held its first meeting, and that date marks the opening of the Hurley era. Mr. Hurley was, and is, one of Chicago's most highly regarded citizens both within and without the city limits. One of a not- too-large number of local boys to be called upon for key positions when the United States entered the war, he left his prosperous machinery works to serve as chairman of the U. S. Shipping Board. Returning to Chicago a national leader, he had continued to divide his efforts between his own industrial interests and the welfare of his city. One of those rarae aves who enjoys undertaking thankless jobs, Mr. Hurley took the actual helm of Adams' project from the hands of its ailing author and proceeded to develop his own plan for the celebration. The newspapers had shown only desultory interest in the proposed fair until Mr. Hurley sent a letter to two thousand prominent Chicagoans asking for suggestions for a name for the exposition. Two of the local dailies at once inaugurated con tests, and all the suggestions — some 40,000 — were reviewed by the organization. "The New World's Fair 1933" was found to be the most appropriate suggestion. This episode stimulated a certain amount of public interest, but it soon waned. Mr. Hurley went into almost hermetic seclusion on the problem, not to emerge until October 13, 1926, with an elaborate outline, including architect's drawings and ground plans, for the exposition. The Chicagoan WORKMEN PAINTING FLAGPOLE OF THE HALL OF SCIENCE The central feature of the Hurley plan was "an international temple of medicine, the largest in the world, capable of accom modating 4,000 active type patients ... to be erected on the Lake Front." For this proposition Mr. Hurley was able to find almost no support among either bankers or civic leaders. One of his friends who thought the idea preposterous rudely inquired if it wouldn't be a good idea to add to the general gaiety of the millions who would attend the fair by building a morgue in connection with the hospital. In a letter dated February 2, 1927, Mr. Hurley presented to Mayor Dever his plan for the feature units of the celebration. Heading the list was the public health unit, then came agri culture, manufacturing, labor, engineering, machinery, mechan ics, electricity, chemistry, metallurgy, transportation, horticul ture, a municipal convention hall and a sports arena and amusement grounds. In addition, on June 6, 1927, Mr. Hurley sent to Mayor William Hale Thompson and to Samuel Insull, Jr., his plan for a "Lindbergh Light." This was to be "an air beacon of upwards to one billion beam candle-power or approximately three times greater than the most powerful searchlight now extant; to be mounted on a tower 1,320 feet high — the tallest structure in the world, 363 feet higher than the Eiffel Tower and 764 feet higher than the tallest building in Chicago. . . . Such a beacon would have a radius of approximately three hundred miles, capable of penetrating the heavens to a height of at least one hundred miles, engineers estimate." To this suggestion Mr. Insull, Jr., replied with an estimate of December, 1932 SETTING OF FIRST STEEL OF ILLINOIS HOST BUILDING something over $2,000,000 as the cost of the tower, including mooring masts, observatories and restaurants. "Chicago," con cluded young Mr. Insull, whose father was at the time develop ing Middle West Utilities and other companies, "is already playing the part of the hub for a number of aerial enterprises." Two items in Mr. Hurley's plan were of importance. One was his proposal that a number of the structures be built for permanent use, including a "temple of labor," to be used as "a permanent central headquarters for the labor movement," a horticultural unit to be "a permanent part of Chicago's great park system," and a building for the agricultural unit to be leased for 99 jears at $1 a year to the "Chicago Agricultural Foundation," "an institution which will be organized solely for the purpose of furthering the agricultural interests of America." The other noteworthy item was his plan for "a revolving fund of about $20,000,000," to be collected from 9,750 corporations in seven years, each corporation paying from $50 to $1000 a year. This did not include railroads or public utilities, "which would receive a direct benefit from the centennial celebration and would no doubt be inclined to make substantial contributions." About this time Architect Alfred Granger suggested a com mittee of architects, to include E. H. Bennett, architect of the Chicago Plan Commission, Eliel Saarinen, archiect of the Detroit Civic Center, Feruccio Vitale, director of the American Academy at Rome, Raymond M. Hood, architect of the Tribune Tower, Arthur L. Harmon, architect of New York's Shelton Hotel, Lewis Mulgardt, designer of the Court of Abundance at the San Francisco fair of 1915, and Hubert Burnham, John "THE CONQUEST OF TIME AND SPACE" — ELECTRICAL GROUP Root, Frank L. Venning, and Chester Walcott, all of Chicago. The name of Frank Lloyd Wright, individualistic Chicagoan and one of the saints of modern architecture, was not on the list. But the hopes for a fair were withering on the vine. Mr. Hurley's plan had not been well received and the Philadelphia Sesqui-Centennial had just flopped for a sum that grew larger every time the books were examined. Enthusiasm languished. The insidious whisper that "world's fairs are out of date" grew louder. In August of 1927 a committee composed of the Messrs. Getz, Wrigley, Stevens, Hertz, and Albert informed Mr. Thomp son that they could find no interest in the fair. That was the end of the Hurley era. Coming back to America with the Swedish Choral Society, whose members he had taken on a European tour, a prominent Chicagoan received a cable telling him that the fair was off. What did they mean, "off"? Had he not spent the summer tell ing his friends, the crowned and uncrowned heads of Europe, about Chicago's second world's fair and obtaining their eager promise of cooperation? The day the prominent Chicagoan ^ot home he went to Mayor Thompson's office. There was a crowd waiting, as usual, but the prominent Chicagoan had access through a side door. That was the beginning of the Peterson era. Charles S. Peterson had come to the United States from Daglosen, Sweden, exactly forty years before. He had found Chicago a good place and, rising rapidly in the printing business and in civic affairs, had helped make it better. A thoroughly respectable and dignified man, he had been elected city treas urer when Bill Thompson was elected mayor in 1927. The mayor and the city treasurer were different kinds of men, but they got along well, so that when Charlie Peterson pleaded with His Honor not to abandon the fair, the mayor, with an office full of people waiting for him, said, "All right, Charlie, all right — I appoint you a committee of one to stir up some interest in the thing." The mayor may have been kidding, but Mr. Peterson took the appointment seriously. First he went to his old friend. Charles H. Dennis of the Chicago Daily News. Mr. Dennis listened sympathetically and appeared to be convinced. Charlie could count on him. Then he went to Sam Insull. After a half hour's hard talking Mr. Insull said that Charlie could count on him. Then to Chauncey McCormick. The committee of one could count on him. On November 30, 1927, twelve men had lunch in a private dining room of the Chicago Athletic Association. They were Anton J. Cermak, B. E. Sunny, Chauncey McCormick, Oscar Nelson, Floyd Bateman, D. F. Kelly, George Dixon, Lawrence Heyworth, Col. D. C. Collier of the late Philadelphia exposition. Claude O. Pike of the News, and the host— Mr. Peterson. By the time the meal was over enthusiasm for the fair was rolling /•" -'V. SYMBOLIC ORNAMENTATION — NORTH END OF ELECTRICAL GROUP around the room like cigar smoke. Mr. Sunny pushed his coffee cup away and drew up resolutions calling for a conference of one hundred prominent citizens "with reference to the holding of a world's fair in Chicago in 1933" to be held in the City Council chamber on December 13. Mr. Peterson folded his napkin and went over to Gen. Dawes" office. Within five minutes the Vice-President had said O. K. Charlie could count on him. Then upstairs to Rufus' office. It took a half hour to win Rufus over— the difference between the two Dawes brothers. And it took another half hour when Mr. Peterson announced that he wanted Rufus to run the thing. The December 13 meeting was a steam-roller affair. Mr Peterson spoke and said, "We have also this fact and advantage, that half a dollar is a largely less important amount of money than it was forty years ago." His estimate of the cost of the fair was thirty million dollars at the outside." Corporation Counsel Sam Ettelson said, "His Honor the Mayor is busy dedi cating an airport" and added, "In this country the voice of the PC °P\™S tHe V°iCe °f G°d'" County Commissioner Boutell said, Mr. Cermak of the County Board is busy raising funds for the poor," and added, "Chicago is a precious stone in the rich setting of Cook County. . . . There is plenty of cutting and polishing still required. ..." A telegram from Gov. Len Small was read. It said, "I am busy . . ." Mr. George Woodruff of the National Bank of the Republic said, "There is hardly any ques- tion in the mind of any man who is well informed that almost beyond question the troubles that have been worrying the world for the last two or three years will all be out of the way by 1933." Aid. Oscar Nelson said, "We expect to have the first sub stantial section of the subway built." Rufus Dawes said, "It must not fail." D. F. Kelly said, "We must not be daunted by what happened in Philadelphia." George Dixon said, "I have faith in a city that in a single year can give fifty-two million dollars to charity." Chauncey McCormick said, "World's fairs have not gone out of fashion. The Philadelphia exposition was not properly run." B. E. Sunny, South Park Commissioner, offered the use of Burnham Park for the fair. Mrs. Medill McCormick moved Mr. Peterson to appoint an organization committee of nine members, with Mr. Peterson as chairman. Mr. Peterson read the names off his cuff — Samuel Insull, B. E. Sunny, Edward N. Hurley, James E. Gorman, Floyd L. Bateman, Chauncey McCormick, D. F. Kelly, and Mrs. Medill McCormick. Then Mr. Thompson burst in upon the scene, flush with the recent glories of airport-dedicating. The assemblage applauded His Honor. Mr. Thompson lunged up to the rostrum and spoke: "I am a great believer in the conclusion of that gem of the American language as expressed by Abraham Lincoln, the savior of this nation, in his Gettysburg address, in which he said: ' 'We here dedicate ourselves to that unfinished task, that m n P- • • • 1: m • • m • n * » COMPLETING THE MULTICOLORED, ORNATE LLAMA TEMPLE WITH ITS GOLD-SHINGLED ROOF government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth.' "Or, in other words, the Mavor cf Chicago stands ready to carry out the will of the people as expressed by them." ". . . We have opportunities today that the men and women who made Chicago famous throughout the world by our Colum bian Exposition did not have. In the first place, the Columbian Exposition was presented to the nation during hardships and hard times amounting almost to panic. I do not believe that we need look forward to any such gloomy aspects financially in this nation in 1933 that we did at the time of the World's Columbian Expositoin. . . ." "In discussing with the gentlemen who have attended the pre liminary work so far, and some of whom have been discouraged by this talk about Philadelphia, that to Bill Thompson means nothing. . . ." "In Chicago a train arrives every sixty seconds, every minute of the day a passenger train comes into the city of Chicago. What other city can boast of an accomplishment like that or an opportunity like that to deliver people? "By 1933 the waterway will have been completed from Chicago to New Orleans, when we not only will be able to ship the products of our factories to the markets of the world at $7.00 a ton, but we can take people in from New Orleans with out their getting off the boat. . . ." At the conclusion of Mr. Thompson's speech (some minutes later) , a discussion ensued regarding the opening date of the fair. Mr. Peterson said, "I think it is the concensus that they will probably open May, 1933." Mr. Dixon said, "Is that definitely decided, in 1933?" Mr. Peterson said, "That was the date set in the resolution." At this point Mr. Thompson spoke: "Whenever you close it, close it forever. Don't vacillate. Don't change your mind. Be careful in your decision, but when once made, that is it." The opening date having been closed forever, the meeting turned to a consideration of a name for the exposition. Mr. Thompson spoke again: ". . . To me it should be called the Second World's Fair. . . . I think the psychology of it is first, that you gain the great advantage of the first World's Fair. Second, your slogan is that you are going to make it greater than that, and if that is not encouragement to foreign countries and to people all over this country, then Bill Thompson don't understand the show business." With the question of a name still unsettled, the meeting adjourned and Mr. Peterson marched his committee down the hall to the City Treasurer's office. There it was decided to keep the exposition out of politics, and the first of the plans for A Century of Progress as it now stands were devised. The com mittee met a week later in the same place and named Rufus C. Dawes president, Charles S. Peterson vice-president, and at the suggestion of Mr. Dawes, Daniel H. Burnham, building con structor and son of the director of works of the '93 fair, secre tary of the organization committee. On December 19, 1927, the organization committee met in Mr. Dawes' office, selected George Woodruff as treasurer, and applied for a charter. On January 5, 1928, the state of Illinois issued a charter for the "Chicago Second World's Fair Centennial Celebration." Thus ended the Peterson era. "Cap" Adams is dead. Edward N. Hurley, as a director, and Charles S. Peterson, as a vice-president, hover in the background of "the Dawes boys' world's fair." The paeans and the peonies pass them by. Yet at one time or another each of these three men held the fort alone against the massed forces of the scoffers and the skeptics. Had the Dawes era proved uneventful — had Mr. Hoover's two chickens remained in the pot, where they belonged — Adams, Hurley and Peterson might be better remembered as the builders of Chicago's second world's fair. Alongside the storm- swept Dawes era, the Adams, Hurley and Peterson era may appear to have been all sweetness and light. But they were not. 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IN SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PACKAGES 100 Count Condossis _ $1.00 200 Count Condossis (Carton) 2.00 100 Prince Condossis 1.50 100 King Condossis 2.50 Also sold in personal pac\ets of 10 and 20. Count Condossis 20 for 20c. Prince Condossis 10 for 25c. King Condossis 10 for 25c. CONDOSSIS MRS. HARRY A. BATCHELOR MRS. D. B. TILLINGHAST A Gallery of Ladies Bountiful MRS. A. A. YORT MRS. F. F. CHESLEY Buying the Theatre for the Night of December 14, The Kenwood Social Service Club Selected Ed Wynn's "Laugh Pa rade''1 as the Medium of Its Annual Theatre Ben efit for The Infant Wel fare Society in Chicago. MRS. ALBERT CUMMINS MRS. KENATH T. SPONSEL * '''***<%¦-: PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL STONP.-RAYMOR, LTD. MRS. P. A. COPENHAVER MRS. HENRY C. CUMMINS Noteworthy Chicagoans of 1932 An Informal Itemization of Momentarily Momentous Individuals By Joseph P. Pollard THE writer who arranged to meet a new but unseen acquaintance at the Union Station: "There will be no difficulty in identifying me, for I talk faster to myself than any man in town." 1 HE officials of a subur ban bank who use the speakeasy method of admitting customers by having a peekhole in the bank door and admitting only those known to be "all right.'" I HE flagpole sitter who started to sit atop a loop building "until repeal of prohibition," and who was jailed as a com mon nuisance when too many telescopes blocked the downtown sidewalks. The janitor at a local university whose task includes the dusting of a bust of himself done by the instructor of modeling in the art department. 1 HE Hindu whose trial for assaulting a fellow-countryman had to be postponed, even after his lawyer produced a Koran instead of a Bible with which to swear the witness, because he could not take the oath without first having a bath and fresh under wear. I he judge who ex panded the limitations of his court order in a divorce suit to include the exact hours during which the husband was allowed to drink his own liquor. 1 he auctioneer who sold a former beer char's household effects by an nouncing that any one with money enough "can nestle every night in Terry Druggan's bed, gaze all day into his Venetian mirrors, and flick ashes in Terry's trays." The two South-siders who, when arrested for sawing the roof off a freight car, said they just wanted to see the air-mail go by, while en route to happier climes. 1 he chairman of a dry organization who was forced to dispense with the Tan\ee Doodle feature of a Prohibition parade, when unable to find a dry piccolo player to go with the dry drummer and flag- bearer already recruited. 1 he matron who sued a film company for taking a newsreel picture of a gangster's arrest, in which she had been photographed while walking along the street. The young lady who tripped merrily off the roof of a four-story building, hit a wire, bounced, and landed on her feet; and who explained, when doctors found a tiny bruise on her: "I got that yesterday." I he pastor who did his bit to lighten the depression by declaring a one-year moratorium on collections taken up during the service. The vagrant who dined on the pigeons he caught while they were eat ing the peanuts he had bought with a penny begged from a passerby. The man accused of operating a confidence game, who failed to ap pear when his case was called, because he was acting as juror in a confidence game case in another courtroom. The county official who wrote to the county commissioners requesting them to abolish his office. The defeated aldermanic candidate whose program favored hostesses on street cars and hammocks for rustic visitors gating at tall buildings. The lady who insisted on going to jail with her fifth husband after her four previous husbands had been incarcer ated without her. The small boy, thought to be lost after a Santa Claus parade, who was found in a bank, trying to negotiate a loan to buy a reindeer. The youth who put on five pairs of trousers and seven shirts on a very cold day, and whose preparedness saved him from serious injuries when struck by a speed ing automobile. The hoarder who went to the bank, got a certified check for the amount of her balance, and hid the check in a safe-deposit box. The youth who was sen tenced to jail until he had finished reading the five volumes of Victor Hugo he was accused of stealing, but who was released two months later when he told the judge he had only read a page and a half of "The Last Days of a Man Condemned." The federal judge who scolded a prohibition agent: "In these days when the government is trying to cut expenses, you should economize. Get your evidence more cheaply. One drink will do as well as fourteen." The householder who ran a mile to a fire station, passing a dozen fire alarm boxes on the way, to make sure his house would get prompt attention. 1 he judge who ruled that lawsuit winners must leave the courtroom five minutes ahead of losers, because of sixty corridor fist-fights out of a hundred cases. The joy-riders who bor rowed a double-decked motor bus and lost the top deck when trying to negotiate a low bridge. The campaign speaker whose excitement led him to point directly at the huge portrait of his own candidate when he shouted "Beware of false prophets!" 1 he judge who struck a blow for masculine rights by permitting a jilted suitor to sue for breach of promise. The suburban lady who refused to move when a state highway was routed through her property, and whose house was put on stilts 25 feet high by the resource ful engineers. J. he lawyer who re ceived a telegram from an out-of-town bandit reading "I am charged with murder. Have $5000. Will you defend me?", and who promptly replied "Am leaving on next train with three eye-witnesses." The socialist candidate for state office who could not vote because he had not registered, and who had not registered because he had been stranded in a distant county without funds to return home. The girl who was awarded a $5000 verdict because she would never be able to cry again — the automobile accident had occasioned the removal of her tear ducts. 1 he gentleman who was the lone voter, election clerk, and judge in a remote precinct of Cook County until the burning of his house and ballot box the day before election removed him from active political life. The gentleman who gave a wedding party, exhibited seven women to five thousand guests, and then and there mar ried the one the guests clapped loudest for. December, 1932 47 A TEMPLE TO PULCHRITUDE IN A REALM OF SPLENDOR 1 1 ! m PHOTOGRAPHS BY BERTRAM STUDIOS 48 Advertisement The Chicagoan A Store of Modern Youth Wherein Is Raised a Temple to Pulchritude THE eyes of youth brook no deceit. Engineers denoting the passing of a civic century on the lake front have learned from the ages to look forward, not back. The Exposition bells sing Tomor row's song because a young world will listen, if it cannot remember. Youth is served, yet youth serves, too. Youth is precious, swift, a little cruel and very sure. Mandel Brothers, seventy-seven years young on State street, is a store of modern youth wherein a temple has been raised to Youth and her inseparable handmaiden, Pul chritude. This is the story of that temple. Within the walls of this great store a hundred artisans have fabricated in three painstaking months an unmatched citadel against the black oxen. These hundred men were recruited from fifteen trades. That point adds less to the significance of their toil than that all which art and science and architecture have contrived for the glorifi cation of Eve's daughters lay at their finger tips. Another hundred workers and twenty- eight more now engage daily in dispensing the fruits of the artisans' labor. The num- B y Beverly Bevan ber is of lesser point than that within the precincts of this domain dwell all of beauty and all of grace that relate to the dilatory, deliberate, delicious business of being fair, fit and feminine. Fifteen thousand and five hundred square feet of floor space and a hundred thousand of 1932 dollars were trifling devotions to a cause so dear to Her Majesty, the Chicago Woman. Mandel Brothers' Beauty Shop was for mally opened on November 28 and elevators flanking the Wabash avenue entrance whisked Miss and Mrs. Chicago to a realm Venus dreamt not of. Neo-classic archi tecture, purely functional and as sheerly simple as Milady is not, dominates the shops. Conceived and developed in minute detail by Mandel Brothers, whose person alities are indelibly expressed by the ensem ble, the series of shops which comprise the salon share with the reception lounge a dig nified atmosphere worked out in bland color tones. To this, furnishings have been scaled as integral parts to achieve a spherical effect for the whole. Proportions, spacings, placements, am plify the subtle welcome with which Taus- sig-Flesch and Associates, architects and designers specializing in department store layout, have imbued the scene. It is to the attentive supervision of these experts, as it is to the devotion of Joseph Kaszab, In corporated, the general contractor, who was disposed to persist in an ideal, despite labor conditions marking a difficult period, that Milady owes much of the manifest perfec tion of appointments pleasing alike to eye and touch. Working in close cooperation with John Coyne, veteran store manager of Mandel Brothers, these men led the now departed legions whose hardier tools have given place to the fleeter implements of personal ministration. Decorative genius is expressed, first, in a floor covering of Seamloc carpet by L. C. Chase worked out in directional lines which, while conforming and contributing to the complete decorative scheme, influence rather than guide the guest to the appointment desk and thence to desired departments. This application of the "tailored floor" plan, an innovation of Seamloc, is worked out in December, 1932 Advertisement 49 tones of toast, peach and henna rust. Protecting and enhancing the carpeting, as well as the veneers used in various aspects of the construction, is a Formica standard base of laminated bakelite. For mica, a new contribution to industrial art, combines dirt resisting qualities and imper- viousness to acid-action with striking deco rative feasibility. It is used, also, for the splashboards in the shampoo rooms, for vanities in the dressing rooms and for table tops generally. Cleverly laid white Sycamore is the basis of wall decoration in the lounge. The en trance wall background is of matched French Walnut veneer, the columns and foyer and wainscoting of English Sycamore. J. H. Smith Veneers, Incorporated, whose productions are well identified with distin guished building on the Continent, utilized Sycamore with walnut inlay in quilted ef fect for pillar trims. A log of blistered Maple, an unique growth and the only one of its kind known to exist, was found and submitted by the Bacon Veneer company, to become an outstanding feature of the decoration. Still another newcomer to the science of modern building came to the aid of the ar tisans when Tego Gluefilm, a recently im ported water-proof adhesive in tissue paper weight, was employed to fix veneers to backing. By means of Tego Gluefilm, a process applied under pressure in hot plate presses without the presence of water, a construction detail of days is reduced to a matter of minutes. The Lakeside Upholstering Company, distinguished contributors to many of the notably modern interiors which distinguish a notably modern Chicago, converted Greek furniture outlines to conform with the the matic purpose of the decorative scheme. Chairs throughout the shops combine grace and comfort in a degree probably never achieved in a similar setting. Ease and utility are served in like full measure. Re laxation of eye and limb, incompatible lux uries since the passing of the grandfather chair and the Nineties, are reconciled by the adroit construction of both service and casual furniture. Lighting, of course, is by diffusion. Units affording illumination were especially de signed for the Mandel Brothers Beauty Shops by the Solar Illuminating Company, leaders in the ever growing movement for modernity in this vital phase of decorative art. In the shadowless light of this illu mination Milady may inspect her true image faithfully reflected by Evalast Mirrors from Semon and Bache. These are produced by special sanding and are especially protected, after faultless silvering, by a copper back ing insuring unfailing fidelity of a woman's reflection and complete freedom from distortion and glare. Equipment, almost without exception, is by special design and execution. Thus the plumbing fixtures used throughout, impor tant as they are to the universality of deco rative design, are special productions by the Crane Company. Especially constructed, likewise, are the directional signs made by Price Bros., of Privro Glass, a sand blasted letter process being employed to accomplish utter clarity and distinctness. They are framed in nickled chromium. The master sign is done in a non-tarnishable polished steel finish in complete conformity with decor. 50 Advertisement The Chicagoan Harmony with setting is obtained by spe cial design, also, in the operating equip ment, dryers, permanent waving machines and allied beautification devices supplied by the Theodore A. Koch Co., largest manu facturers of this equipment in America, who gained unity with the background by use of special metal finishes and color bases. The private rooms of the Chiropody Shops are closed off by another special pro duction, a rolling, sound proof door made by the Folding Products Company and fin ished in appearance as a thick, leather finished fabric drapery. To the Great Lakes Linen Company fell the vital assignment of preserving the Man- del color scheme in uniforms, sheets, blan kets and service materials. To each occu pational rank, therefore, was dedicated uni form coloration at once distinguishing its wearer as to her special duty and blending the establishment personnel with their com mon and unshifting background. Thus the smocks of the appointment clerks and junior executives are of Skinner satin in Algerian shade. Rose, mimosa green, ceil blue, blon- dine and leather colored linen with crisp organdy garb the staff. Black is for the service maids. Sheets in the facial room are of peach and the blankets are a golden yellow with rainbow borders. In furnishings, equipment, in upholstery as in architecture and in costuming, the coloration is restricted to blend harmonious tones that make of the shops and its per sonnel a definite, distinct setting, through and against which gaily or quietly garbed guests move as contrasting, animated notes of color. A cultured quiet inspired by the environment is upon the place. Ease per meates these rooms. Courtesy prevails. Milady rests and is made beautiful. The black oxen are turned back and the eyes of youth which brook no deceit are pleased. While Milady rests, skilled fingers at tend. The shops provide every service. The staff, for years famous for excellent service, remains practically intact but has been enlarged. These newcomers are re cruited from the far places and the near, each one chosen for supremacy in his or her chosen field. Together they constitute a battalion of beauty second to none on this or anv continent. The Continental Shop is under the direc tion of Arnold Franz Rudolf Fax, a hair stylist, no less far and favorably known on the Continent for his head-contour crea tions, than for his athletic prowess as a sportsman. Mr. Fax directs and superin tends the work of thirty bobbers, is a con sultant on permanent waving, and on finger- waving. "No two women look alike," he says. "Therefore, there is no one hair- dress that will be as becoming to one woman as to another woman. Women's heads must look sculptured this year — plastic in appear ance. Above all, each head-dress must be individual, exactly suiting the type of woman for which it is designed." The Ogilvie Sisters, Miss Jessica and Dr. Gladys Ogilvie, are represented in a shop of their own within the new Beauty Shops. Here are given the famous treatments for correcting various conditions of the hair. Then Miss and Mrs. Chicago may make their way to the Body Contour Shop. This department is under the direction of Helen Keyting, experienced in suggesting the pre cisely correct way of normalizing the figure, a modern method of reducing the figure to December, 1932 Advertisement 51 proper size and measurements. Not only do women have a new figure to boast about after they leave the Body Contour Sho^ and its delightful methods, but they have sparkling verve and vitality. During these Opening days in the Body Contour Shops, a body-analysis is made — if the visitor wish — the weight and proportions are carefully noted, and the chart on which they are made may be taken home by the applicant. There is a very special shop for hair- tinting, that important touch whereby a woman's hair can look beautiful or can look wrong. Aged and fading hair is brought back to its former coloring — and it is very difficult to detect that the hair has even been touched. Skillful workers take care of this important phase of the Beauty Shops. The preparations used are the best of their kind — and harmless. All standard types of permanent waves are given in the Beauty Shops, including a new and novel machineless wave — the Zotos method — and an exclusive French permanent waving method. The Facial Rooms are perfect spots for complete relaxation. Willa Curtis directs the Facial Rooms and employs Madame Jaquet's cosmetics, compiled of emollients assembled from all parts of the world and prepared by that distinguished lady — Madame Jacquet. For twenty-three years she has been preparing these cosmetics to the delight of many women, and she, her self, with her lovely skin, is proof enough of their value. A powder blending recess in the Facial Rooms is shared by Lilyan Carlsen, who represents Charles of the Ritz, with a rep resentative of Madame Jaquet — an arrange ment affording complete range of selection in this most important matter of the right shade of powders, and rouge. Even the tips of your toes are taken care of in the Beauty Shops — the Chiropody Shop is in charge of Dr. Russell Dudman. Here, in addition to the professional min istrations required for pedal relief, a pedi cure service is offered. And here, too, sandal-shod feet may be enhanced with lac quered toenails in colors to harmonize with costume or occasion. Of course, there is a great staff of mani- directs curists who can give you the newest ideas adame on the right shades of gloss for the nails, )llients using Mandel's own blend of polishes. Id and It is to this pleasant place, then, that lady — Miss and Mrs. Chicago come, as so many years of them came on November 28, when de fies to vators flanking the Wabash Avenue en- e, her- trance have whisked them to the fifth floor .nough and to the realm that Venus dreamt not of. It is to this pleasant place, pleasantly man- Facial aged by Anne Donnelley and Doris Lee 1, who Leeds, that, a little later on, Miss and Mrs. a rep- Chicago will pilot Miss and Mrs. Here or range- There who have come to the Fair and who lection wish to be made fair for it. Here Miss 2 right and Mrs. Chicago and Miss and Mrs. Everywhere, if they look with the eyes of in care youth that brook no deceit, will find a full ropody measure of that which each of Eve's daugh- ldman. ters esteemeth above gold or treasure. The d min- Mandel Brothers Beauty Shops is, thence- a. pedi- forth, a red letter notation on Every- e, too, woman's list of Places to Go in Chicago. ith lac- If a thing of beauty is in fact a joy forever, :e with then not only Everywoman but her children and her children's children have been made mani- happy. 52 Advertisement The Chicagoan A SANCTUARY DEDICATED TO HER HIGHNESS MODERN WOMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY BERTRAM STUDIOS December, 1932 Advertisement 53 Hot, comforting ... a cup of delicious coffee, with a mid night snack to top off a perfect evening. Don't say you can't have coffee at night. You can . . . You needn't toss and turn. Really! It's caffeine, that tasteless element in ordinary coffee, that pushes the heart, whips the nerves, causes wakefulness. You can enjoy fragrant coffee just the same. Drink Kellogg's Kaffee-Hag Coffee (97% caffeine-free), a rich blend of Brazilian and Colombian coffees. Drink as much as you like, whenever you like, and watch your nerves calm down. Order Kaffee-Hag from your grocer. Try a 2 weeks' test. You'll see the difference in your first night's sleep . . . because it's 40*PX KAFFEE-HAG COFFEE MR. STOCK HOLDS THE FORT A Month of Programs on Michigan Boulevard By Robert Pollak THE musical life of the town continues to revolve about the hub of the Symphony, and the Symphony manfully gives its clients their money's worth. The last three programs, for example, have been wisely assembled, well projected, and, at least here and there, highly stimulating. What is more important one discovers, as the years go on, that at Orchestra Hall can be found that complete objectivity that places music on its proper pedestal and relegates the performer to second place where he almost invariably belongs. Most good critics of music eventually reach the point at which the monkey- shines of a fancy coloratura or the digital somersaults of a fiddle virtuoso come to mean little or nothing. The quality of the composer, his place in the sun or the shadow, the structure of his work, grow increasingly important. I feel certain that Mr. Stock has this kind of intellectual bias. At least the notion is comforting. Certainly as conductor he is no virtuoso himself. And I suspect that he views the frequent demonstrations in his hall in favor of visiting virtuosi with his tongue in his cheek. Bach, long dead, prospers as never before. But this or that itinerant acrobat, legitimately moving the patrons to huzzas, will be nothing but a name in the reference books in forty years. The program of November 10-11, all Richard Strauss, with Claire Dux as soloist in six songs, marked the high place of the season. Stock's accurate selection of works gave us the Strauss of almost every mood and period. And most of us went away con vinced that the reaction against the colorful gentleman of Munich had gone too far. He may be dead in terms of the twentieth century but, with the Schonberg of the Gurre Lieder, he represents the climax of the nineteenth. Stock opened with excerpts from the Suite for Wind Instruments, Opus 4, displaying the young Miinchener at the beginning of a fifty year career. Followed the suite from Der Burger als Edeh mann, Strauss restrained, deliciously artificial, flirting skilfully with Moliere. Then the mature, magistral Strauss of Don Juan, carrying the symphonic poem to summits only suggested by its inventor, Liszt. The opulent orchestration of Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils, seg ment of Strauss in the role of musico'dramatist, and a collection of the lovely Rosen\avalier waltzes concluded the program. As for Madame Dux, she is no virtuoso. She approaches these Strauss lieder in the same spirit of critical integrity with which Stock treats all music. An artist of superb intelligence, she makes the singing of Morgen, for example, one of those supreme experiences that are enjoyed perhaps only once a year in the concert halls. Those of us who are tired of talking and hearing about art knew that this singing was virtually beyond criticism and left the concert in silence. The Sixth Program of the season was devoted to the Slavs, includ ing, as it did, works of Rimsky, Glazounow, Strawinsky, and the young Dukelsky, the Vernon Duke of the American revue scores. The Rimsky suite from Le Coq d'Or is badly frayed; it is not as prosperous, fundamentally, as the weatherbeaten Scheherezade or the quaint folk fancies of The Snow Maiden. It seems almost impossible that this composer taught the Russians how to orchestrate. He is pale and bloodless when pitted on the same program against the creations of his pupil Strawinsky. Dukelsky, a young Russian whose life, like Gershwin's, has been divided between the musical comedy stage and the concert hall, appar ently does not care to let one encroach upon the other. His Second Symphony asks nothing from the jazz idiom although there is the ghost of a good popular song in the andante of the last movement. His serious music, judging from this sample, is acidly harmonized and more than occasionally witty. He obviously owns a technique that will serve him well later on. At present his music lacks both emotion and purpose. He is a little smart alecky, like most young composers who are all dressed up with no place to go. There is enough promise in the Second Symphony, however, to make this reviewer believe that Dukelsky will swing into a giant stride some day. After an absence of five years, Guiomar Novaes, the handsome Brazilian girl, returned to Chicago as soloist for this program in the second Chopin piano concerto. Heralded on her first tour of the United States as the great Conservatoire pupil, Phillip's triumphant protege, she received favorable notices everywhere. Now she is indubitably a great pianist. To this tawdry and insignificant concerto 54 The Chicagoan A CORNER OF THE HANDSOMELY REJUVENATED AUDITORIUM THEATRE WHICH WILL BE REOPENED FOR THE BOHEMIANS' BENEFIT CONCERT ON DECEMBER 14. she brought a combination of elegance and power that was over whelming. The Seventh program had a strong Central European cast. It included works of Smetana and Kodaly and Ravel's Tzigane, in which Mischakoff, concertmaster of the orchestra, served as soloist. The overture to The Bartered Bride, a familiar weapon in Stock's armory, was played with a zest and brilliance all too rare at the Thursday night affairs. The Kodaly Suite, with its moments of frank clowning and peasant love, its strongly racial intermezzo, fared none too well at Stock's hands. To me his conception of certain sec tions of it is too angular and metrical. The intermezzo especially requires the violent contrasts in tempi and dynamics characteristic of all Hungarian folk music. Mischakoff performed bravely in the Tzigane, an effective concert piece in which Ravel uses the convenient device of developing a germinal idea with increasing intensity. The sturdy technique of the local concertmaster did not suffice to make the Busoni Concerto, his second solo vehicle, anything but a wearying experience. If you are at all curious about these Thursday night concerts and have never been a customer, try an evening from one of the first ten rows of the balcony. When you find the music dull, you can watch the orchestra. You can see M. Liegl, the flutist, wagging his head too and fro in frezied abandon. There is a stern kettle-drummer who whangs the tympani like a martinet. The gentlemen in percussions move about their mysterious wonders to perform. The sight of so much gleaming gold and old brown, of so many arms moving in unison, is lots of fun. And there is always that ambiguous ad tucked away among Borowski's program notes: Mrs. Samuel Wright. Formerly Fine Arts Building. I F it were not for Noble Cain and a few others like him around town, we should never get to hear any Byrd or di Lasso. These ancient masters are all too little known even to pro fessional musicians. And without a knowledge of some of the divine music written before the time of Bach, even the casual student of music has an incomplete picture of its western history. Orchids to Cain and his a cappella choir, then, for the production of di Lasso's Magnificat, a masterwork far in advance of its time. More orchids for the Tennyson setting by Delius and for two Bach motets. As a choirmaster Cain may be a touch too brusque. He is enamoured of headlong tempi and dramatic contrasts in dynamics. He will probably be more mellow five or ten years from now. And then there'll be no one in America to surpass him. His choir gave its twelfth local concert at Orchestra Hall on the night of November 16. Elsewhere the recital field has yielded few posies. Frederick Jagel, one of the utility tenors at the Metropolitan and an occasional performer at Ravinia, sang at the Playhouse on the afternoon of November 14. His voice is powerful and coarse, his What is Christmas without a drink . . without a drink of CORINNIS SPRING WATER V 'Believe me there's nothing any more effective in promot ing the true Yuletide spirit than this Corinnis Spring Water you've been reading about. But don't be selfish. Don't deny your family the year 'round pleas ure that Corinnis bring3. Order a case today. See how its sparkling goodness gives you cheer, cheer, cheer! And shades of an Eskimo's eyebrow — it costs but a few cents a bottle, delivered right to your igloo any where in Chicago or suburbs." HINCKLEY & SCHMITT <t. SUPerior 6543 (0»Z HAL? O-LLQtvA December, 1932 55 CRUISE EMPRESS OF AUSTRALIA interpretation routine. He met the test of two Wolf songs in his first German group unsatisfactorily. A tenor only has to sing a bar of Verschwiegene Liebe to place himself as a lieder singer. It is a song that calls for delicate emotion and a suave throat. Jagel was simply not up to it. Isaac Van Grove played characteristically fine accom paniments. The Muzio recital on November 20, first event in Voegeii's popular priced series, drew a fairly good house. The program was the kind traditionally made to satisfy a large number of clients, but I believe, at least in her case, that the tradition is bad. The lady spent a really glorious voice and a compelling stage personality on a sack of musical cream puffs, cheap little songs by composers like Tosti, Crist, Cimara and Rabey. Muzio belongs, first of all, on an opera stage with a foil like Marcoux and half a thousand Italians cheering from the second balcony. 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Thousands of people gathered from All Countries and waited and waited and waited. Finally on the fourth day they were rewarded, at high noon the Sphinx raised her head, winked her left eye solemnly three times and said, for the benefit of all present, "The sand is dry." The George Artamonoffs have given their baby daughter a Russian first name ... it sounds like it might mean "Egad" . . . however in reality it's just a little foreign for "Elizabeth." More Gaiety. . . . The Cradle Ball at the Drake with Lydia Swift looking swell and requesting a favorite dance tune from Ben Bernie. . . . The opening of When Chicago Was Young with everyone and his brother in the audience and the Debs who ushered delightfully gowned a. la '90s. Isabelle Davis in black with silver fox at the Tibbett concert with brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Davis. Jip Peterkin, Mrs. Otho Ball, Mary Fortune, Betty Ofheld and Mrs. William Mitchell Blair at the same concert. Dinner dancing at the Tavern Club . . . Maxine StroU in sapphire blue . . . June Provines Cowham in black chiffon and lace, Sophia Bishof in black velvet, Betty Dixon in light blue satin with a ruby girdle. More dinner dancing at the Saddle and Cycle Club. . . . Emmy Bush in tangerine velvet with a beige ostrich lei. ... at a recent cocktail party, "Baby" Clow in black, Florie Morrisson in bit' tersweet wool and kolinsky, Louise Juergens in black with silver sleeves, Ellen Poole in brown, Kay Kales in black and red, Paunec Meyers in a black hat with a cunning little starched veil, Esther Kirk' land in green wool. Sunday lunch in Lake Forest . . . Louisa and Boyd Hill, the Morrow Krums, Jessie and George Artamonoff, Mai' colm Henderson, Janet and Bob Pollak, the latter having charmed us all with some of the better piano playing. The Junior League Children's Theater opened its season very successfully with a swell performance of The Secret Garden. Dodie Winterbotham, Emmy Hoffman, Kay McKenna, Fran Weary and the lovely Evelyn Bouscaren are members of the cast who did especially fine work. The scenery was designed by Elisabeth Paepcke and she also helped Thee dora Badger "do" the costumes. Take the kiddies to the Playhouse Theater one Saturday morning at ten-thirty. They'll love it. Fonee story on George Gershwin. A newspaper man asked George's aged servant: some questions about the Composer's daily life. "Well," she replied, "he sits around most of the day writing things on pieces of paper. I'm sure I don't know when he does any work." Two college pals we know met for lunch in New York (just lek that) five years after graduation. Not having seen each other in the interim they set to work immediately compar 56 The Chicagoan PAUL STONB'RAYMOR, LTD. ON THE OCCASION OF DE WOLF HOPPER LEAVING CHICAGO TO FULFILL AN ENGAGEMENT IN THE NEW RADIO CITY, A PARTY WAS GIVEN IN HIS HONOR BY MEMBERS OF THE H. C. HOWARD LIGHT OPERA COMPANY WITH WHICH HE RECENTLY APPEARED AS GUEST STAR IN THE MIKADO. THREE OF HIS SINCEREST ADMIRERS AND WARMEST FRIENDS INSISTED ON HIS SITTING WITH THEM FOR A GROUP PICTURE. THE NAMES OF HIS PALS ESCAPE US, WE ARE TOLD THAT ONE OF THEM LEADS AN ORCHESTRA AND THE OTHER TWO ARE OCCASIONALLY HEARD OVER THE RADIO IN BEHALF OF A WELL KNOWN TOOTH PASTE. ing notes. One of them had, early in life won a reputation for a pradically perfect sense of Humor while the other Lad was equally as well known for an artistic nature completely devoid of Laughs. The Fonee one was working, not too hard, for a Stop Light Company. The Serious one toiled for The Bloomer Brothers Company makers of paper containers for Ice Cream and Oysters, etc. Mr. Ha Ha was almost hysterical at the thought of his friend in sech a business. He promptly decided to draw him out on the subject and have a little Fun. "What, old man, is the difference in the containers?" There ensued a very long, very technical explanation of the situation from start (1884) to finish (1933). It all boiled down to the fact that the Oysters had a Superior Container ... a much heavier grade of card board, a wire handle instead of string . . . everything lofely. After listening to this for many hours the Stop Light Salesman said, "Well, just so the Oysters are COMFORTABLE." Mary Dewey is working for National Broadcasting. . . . Marjorie Butler has arrived in Palm Beach having had one of the longer and funnier motor trips down there. . . . Connie Fairbanks is on her way back for another visit. . . . Charlie Kimbrough is working in New York State. . . . Florence and Bob Morrisson are here visiting the Dudley Cates in Winnetka. . . . Ann Small has gone into business in the seven hundred North Michigan Building as a Chicago representa tive for a New York wholesale Soot and Cloaker. The prices (only two) are so cheap you will faint with surprise and the clothes are sa-well. Mrs. Frances Nichols (1424 Judson Ave. Evanstone) is doing the same thing. The best looking wool dresses I've seen all year for thirteen dollars and ninety-five cents (to you). Also, we might add, encountering these charming personalities is a much more pleasant way to buy than wasting one's youth in the Joosh Houses, so Good Luck to you, Ladies. 1 HEY say the Depression is so bad in Britain that the Englishmen are putting their Race Horses ;n Cold Storage. It's pleanty bad here too ... in fact one of our well-known Matrons suggested using the New Opery House for a shelter for the unem ployed ... she said the chairs (covered with peach velvet) were so comfortable to sleep in. Now that we think it over it strikes us as a good idea ... the place being empty at this point and certainly more pleasant than sleeping under the bridge. A Southern Gentleman we know was arrested for driving his car at a good sixty miles per over a bridge in Virginia. The ossifer fined him ten dollars. 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And now, in 1932, it still maintains its important position in Chicago restaurant life. 1528 N.CLARK STREET DELAWARE 0440-0928 Automobile Show Time Again By Clay Burgess \ LONG about this time every year — every year for more /-\ decades than we can remember — in comes news of the next •^- -^ National Automobile Show. And for a while now that's just what our mail has consisted of — press releases on the approaching Show. The National Automobile Show, at the good old Coliseum as usual, from January 28 to February 4, inclusive, will usher in industrial 1933. And it'll be in a more colorful setting and with a more impressive display of new cars, trucks, accessories and gadgets than any previous exhibit in the history of the motor car industry. That's a promise. For instance, there's one new feature that we've been hearing about — the thrilling dramatization of America's greatest industry in motion pictures, the rather sensational new diarama — adopted by the Century of Progress for historical presentation — and demonstration of automobile production, rubber gathering and tire making, and gasoline refining. Mr. Alfred Reeves is the new manager of the National Automobile Show. He succeeds the late Samuel A. Miles, who for thirtythree years directed the motor car exhibit at the Coliseum, from the very beginning of the industry until 1932. Mr. Reeves has arranged a program of exhibits, events, novelties and features which really ought to mark an epoch in automobile expositions. Even veterans who have taken in the Shows of New York and Chicago for many years will be excited over the pageantry that is being arranged for their pleasure. The Coliseum itself will have elaborate decora' tions arranged in a completely unified design which will give a striking background to the exhibit of automobiles of scores of makes. For the first time they are permitting chassis to be raised above floor level so that the visitors may have a better view. There will be an art exhibit of painting used in advertising in the several branches of the motor car industry; an American Automobile Association exhibit of international club emblems; travel and racing pictures from a dozen different countries; a unique display of old-time automobile advertis' ing, including the very first ads of many countries; and a lot of motion picture displays of various kinds. The rules of the Show have been liberalized this year to permit the showing of production and testing operations. Mr. Charles D. Hastings is again general chairman of the Show Committee of the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, of which Mr. Reeves is vice-president and general manager. The great exhibits in Chicago and New York are carried on each year under the auspices of the Chamber. This year, perhaps more so than in other years, the manufacturers are making greater efforts to produce cars of surpassing efficiency and value in order to start the much-sought "buying-wave" so necessary as the forerunner of that will-o'-the-wisp Prosperity; and these efforts will be revealed at the Show in a degree unequalled anywhere. Be' cause both the New York and Chicago Shows occur in the first month of the year, they are looked upon by the country at large as the pace-setters of business for the year to come. In addition to the displays of passenger cars, trucks and taxicabs, there will be an exhibit of accessories and shop equipment which would make a huge "main show" all by itself. There will be more than one hundred exhibitors in this classification alone. And many hotels are agreeing to coordinate their lobby dis' plays of both cars and exhibits with those at the official Show. And the National Automobile Show of 1933 will be a show of action. It will draw leaders of the industry, as well as thousands of dealers from all parts of the country; but there will also be more thousands of visitors, interested to see what the new year has to offer in the way of refinement, beauty, power, speed and comfort in auto mobiles — and they will be amazed. The following are the motor car exhibitors listed for the Chicago Show: Auburn, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Continental, De Soto, Dodge, Franklin, Graham-Paige, Hudson, Hupp, Lincoln, Marmon, Nash, Olds, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Pontiac, Plymouth, Reo, Rockne, Studebaker, Stutz and Willys-Overland. ^^hether its around Show time or not, there The Chicagoan always seems to be something new, and usually interesting, happening in the automotive industry. Now the Stutz Motor Car Company makes the announcement that it has completed the necessary negotia tions to allow it to enter into the manufacture of the Pak- Age-Car. The negotiations, which have been under way for quite a while now, have been ratified by the board of directors of all the companies involved. The manufacture of this type of vehicle will be carried on at the Stutz plant in Indianapolis, in addition, of course, to the manufacture of the Safety Stutz passenger cars. The Pak-Age-Car is an automotive vehicle designed to compete with the horse-drawn delivery wagon in economy of operation, con veniences of stopping and starting and in permitting easy entrance and exit of the operator. It is designed to sell for approximately the same price as a horse, wagon and set of harness and to operate with greater economy. Preceding completion of the negotiations, however, the Stutz engineering and purchasing departments concentrated on the develop ment of the Pak-Age-Car, day and night, for many weeks and the experimental unit has been completed and is being subjected to the most rigorous tests. After numerous experimental runs, loaded with sand bags, includ ing a six hundred mile overland trip, the car was placed in actual delivery service with one of the large dairies in Indianapolis. The service it has rendered has been eminently satisfactory. It saves hours of the normal delivery time on horse-drawn routes. Its cost of operation has been lower than that of the horse-drawn delivery wagon. The dairy reports that a change from their present equipment to Pak-Age-Car would allow them to convert two build ings now used for horses, harness, feed and equipment to other productive uses. The real effectiveness of the Pak-Age-Car, how ever, was graphically demonstrated during the recent heavy blizzard in Indianapolis. In actual dairy service, the Pak-Age-Car was the only one of the 128 vehicles which covered its route and returned to the dairy on schedule. Although operated without chains, it did not slip its wheels nor skid, but pulled steadily through the deep snow drifts on its route. Twenty-six of the other vehicles were actually stalled and the Pak-Age-Car was sent out to assist in the completion of the delivery on some of these other routes. The dairy reports that an additional advantage they have found in the use of the Pak-Age-Car is the practical elimination of breakage of bottles. This vehicle is not only dependable, but also economical to operate, clean and sanitary. It can be washed inside and out with a hose. It does much to create good will because it attracts attention by its neat appearance. Its impression on the customer is very favorable. The pay load space can be equipped with racks, suitable for carry ing and conveniently handling any type of merchandise calling for house-to-house delivery. It is designed for the use of laundries, bakers, dairies, grocers, drug stores, linen supply houses, electrical supply houses, dry goods merchants and all other classes of services employing light city delivery. Stutz officials believe that by the addition of this vehicle to their line, the company should reap the benefits of a considerably expanded business, without in any way interfering with its present business of manufacturing quality passenger cars. This exceptional vehicle will be exhibited at the National Auto mobile Show, to which, it seems, no matter what we happen to write about at this time of year, we always get back. GOTHAM CORRESPONDENCE Jottings from the Seaboard Village By Frederick Anderson YOUR village correspondent was standing in the sporting goods store last week, sort of thinking things over, when a nice looking fellow came in and bought a game and said to the clerk, "I'd like to charge it and take it with me, I'm John D. Rocke feller, Jr." Clerk said, "All right, Mr. Rockefeller, just sign this sales slip please." But Mr. Rockefeller ups and says he can't sign it and if his signature is required he'll pay cash instead. Clerk says he'll make an exception but why won't Mr. Rockefeller sign so Mr. Rockefeller says, "I never sign my name to anything except in my McAVOY 615 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE. 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Nina Geranium Cream — rubs out the lines, controls blemishes, party cir cles under the eyes, does a little gentle bleaching, and is one of the best make-up foundations ever invented. Nina Lotion, Tonic for the younger set, Astringent for those that have seen life. Nina Poudres, loose and liquid, five shades down to date. Nina Rouge, a transparent cream for re-dating cheeks and lips. tvlii_cl In Chicago MANDEL BROTHERS Toiletries XJ4ICAG0AN 407 South Dearborn street Chicago, Illinois GENTLEMEN: Kindly send my copy of THE CHICAGOAN to the address given below during the months of (Signature) (7{ew address) (Old address) own office and then only after my secretary has signed first." Well, I guess that's one way to protect your money, but if I was picking I'd more likely pick the way the late Harry Payne Whitney and wife managed theirs and that way to assume it was like gasoline to a car and when the tank was empty you had it filled up again. Outside of small personal checking accounts for card debts I don't guess they ever knew anything about money, because they never saw any bills at all and left everything to an estate manager, but they must have had about 8 assistant estate managers to watch the estate manager on account of the temptation to pocket $100,000 a year and never have it missed would be almost more than the human constitution could stand. Irene Castle, only she's now Mrs. McLaughlin, has got a funny Achilles heel, as the Greeks say, and that is she can't pass a stray cat on the street without picking it up and bringing it home. She's got 5 or 6 in her room now and the manager of the Algonquin where she lives has got so he sort of automatically gets another gray hair every time she comes in the door. Well sir, I guess the most complete case of depression jitters in this town is enjoyed by Bryant Halliday, whose family used to do some brewing up Albany way. He got his Hispano phaeton in a very slight smash-up but couldn't pay the repair bill so he had to leave his Rolls Royce town car as security. Well, it seems Herm Hupfeld is having quite some laugh for him self because when he wrote Let's Put Out the Lights he took it around to all the Broadway producers and not one would pay enough for it, and finally, as a last resort, he had Rudy Vallee plug it and it's turned out to be one of the biggest hits of the season, so I guess the producers are laughing out of the side of their mouth. Another big hit is going to be I Give Mv Heart from The Dubarry and I don't guess any song could get a better start than the one Grace Moore gives this, which she stopped the show several times the opening night. The Dubarry was so popular in Berlin and London you'd hardly guess same would be popular in these United States of ours, but it sure is so far. Alex Francis, the character actor, is in town to start work on the lead of The Music Master, which will be revived soon. Alex was in the silent "movie" version of it and if the revival goes all right he will be in the talkie of it. I guess it would be fair to call Alex the Music Master. Well, Mr. Mussolini, over in Italy, gets so much fun out of telling the Italians how to do everything that I guess he thought he'd branch out some and try running things here, because he's just finished cen soring an American ""movie." Seems like it's none of his business what movies are shown in this broad land of ours, but when Para mount finished making a movie of Farewell To Arms Mussolini ups and says if they don't cut out certain parts of it he'll never let Para mount show another picture in Italy, so Paramount now has changed it quite some. I guess you can't hardly blame Mr. Duce for wanting it changed, because you remember the only thing the Italian Army did in the book was to run home, but a fellow over to the barber shop said his cousin was in one of the regiments, which the general sold himself to Austria, so maybe it wasn't the Italian soldiers' fault. Anyway, it's sort of funny to think of the Duce as Will Hays' silent partner. There was quite a piece in the papers a while back about how Ruth Etting, the blues singer, was really a home girl and didn't go out hardly at all and didn't smoke or drink, but lots of people thought it was just the usual publicity boloney and sort of sneered at it. It's true, though, but the reason she is is not so much that she likes it but that she's scared to death of her husband "Col." Schneider. No one seems to know why he's called Colonel and no one seems to know his first name. He's a muscle man who used to live in Chicago and has kind of peculiar ways. For example he's liable to help Ruth's broad casting work for Chesterfield by going up to a man on the street who has just pulled out a pack of Lucky Strikes and snatch it out of his hand and stamp on it and then take him into a cigar store and buy him a whole carton of Chesterfields. Or maybe he'll rush into a cigar store and sweep all the cigarette cartons but Chesterfields onto the floor and kick them all over the place and then pay for them. 60 The Chicagoan Folks say if he keeps up the good work he'll startle every cigarette smoker into taking up chewing tobacco. Well sir, this month has added two new tricks to the prohibition bag, and the first is that you can use Worcestershire sauce in cocktails instead of bitters, and that's a help because you're almost sure to have some Worcestershire in the pantry, and the second is Carl Brandt's system of shaking cocktails by strapping the shaker to the pedal of a sewing machine. He's got an electric motor attached to the control wheel at the top and the machine really works backwards, because the needle wheel moves the pedal instead of the pedal moving the needle wheel but it sure jounces the pedal fast, and he gets a cocktail that's quite some smooth. Chis Chisholm from Mississippi was in town this week visiting friends and was telling me last eve. about the Natchez murder last summer that got written up so much in the papers . Seems that Duncan Minor never married Jane Merrill, the 72 year old woman who was murdered, because he had promised his mother he never would because the Merrill family was considered "new rich," because they had only got their money about 1850. But he sort of lived with her from the Eighties until last summer, riding horseback over to her house every evening and riding back home every morning, and Chis says she saw him one evening last spring on his way to Jane Merrill's on horseback with an umbrella under his arm and a lantern in his hand as usual. Says most people down Natchez way are kind of eccentric and didn't care much about the murder one way or another, but the last word was that a negro had done it. At least the bloody fingerprints had been his, but when they went to St. Louis to capture him they found he had been killed. Says that the pair which lives in "Goat Castle" and were first accused of the murder are both crazy. Dana is just a little crazy but Octavia Dockery is very crazy and rushes away and hides when anyone comes around, sort of like a wood nymph only not so pretty. CHRISTMAS SYMPOSIUM Varied Themes As Several People Might Do Them ONE By Mister Hemingway BOB CRATCHET had worked late fighting in the mountains , for Scrooge. Scrooge had brought out a bottle of Canadian Club and they had got pretty tight. They had had a similar binge the night before. Scrooge looked at the bottle. It was half gone. "Shall we have one more drink, or kill it?" Scrooge said. "Let's do both," Cratchet said. They finished the bottle and Bob staggered out. "Merry Christmas, Scrooge," said Cratchet as he staggered out. "Christmas, hell," said Scrooge, before he passed out. Scrooge didn't reply because he had passed out. He came around in time and Jacob Marley's ghost came in. Scrooge got out another bottle. He was pretty tight, and his hand shook. Marley's ghost shook his hand and they had a drink. "Let's get under way," said Marley's ghost. "Let's get 'way under," said Scrooge, taking a drink. J.HEY got a cab at Grosvenor Square and drove along Hobart Place to Eccleston Street and then to Pimlico Road by way of Edbury Street. There the cab stopped and the driver and Scrooge and Marley's ghost all had a drink. Then they drove up Sloane Street to King's Road and out King's Road to Parson's Green. They passed the Fezziwig home. Some people were carrying something in. "The Fezziwigs are carrying in a Yule log," said Scrooge. "That's no Yule log, that's Fezziwig. He's passed out," said Marley's ghost. They had another drink and drove up to Bob Cratchet's house. Bob came to the door, cockeyed. Mrs. Cratchet was pretty steamed, too. ^Where in hell is Tiny Tim?" Scrooge said. "Dead drunk. Ice cream and gin," Bob said. "The hell he is," said Lola. QMrulAxyiA/yujb . . . SERVICE A LA CARTE AT TABLE D'HOTE PRICES Order pompano, if you like, . . squab . . the good old stand-by "roast beef medium" . . or any other entree from our varied list. 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Who wouldn't, if she got a stocking full of stockings and houses and lots, if you know what I mean, and gorgeously outfitted steam launches, and 1933 town cars. Yes, and sables and unborn lambs and cheques for staggering amounts. Tell me it's not the gift that counts! Yah! The hell it isn't! No gentlewoman would have said that. No gentlewoman would have said, "The Hell it isn't!" But I know what I'll get, that's what makes me mad. I know. I do. I'll get a phonograph record, The Song of the Vagabonds, and a bowl full of lilybulbs that are damned near death's door; a pair of gilded shoe-trees with seasonal regards and a handsome, leather'bound copy of Evangeline with a beautifully tinted frontispiece. I know what I'll get, all right, all right. And I'll get a huge number of greeting cards just bubbling over with Christmas spirit. I know what I'll get. It's not strange that the holiday season doesn't move me. It's always been that way; as long as I can remember I've got gypped at Christmas. Christmas, yah! It's just December 25th to me. That's all. It's all because I know what I'll get. I always get the same things. Always. I'll get a dainty paper-weight and a hand-painted knitting case. Undoubtedly a brace of button-hooks and an enameled coat hanger will be unwrapped by my hands that do not tremble with excitement. Oh, I'll get lots and lots of cordial Christmas and New Year cards, too. Yeah, and a de luxe holiday edition of the Rubaiyat. Yet you hear about people who would rather give than receive. About people who present their friends with powerful foreign motor cars and yards of pearls and such really useful little remembrances. But I never receive such benefits. Hell, no! Not I. I, receiving such things? I? Indeed, no! Heh, heh! No, indeed! But I don't care if I do know exactly what I'll get and if I get gypped. I don't care. I'll know the giver's spiteful thrill, too. It's a damned poor Christmas that won't work both ways. Yeah! So, I'll give some friend a phonograph record, Gems from Leave It to fane, and I'll present somebody with a darling tooth-brush container with a clasp that simply will not work, especially if your hands are wet. I'll give some one a very lovely chintz laundry bag, modest and refined, yet jaunty. And I'll give a biscuit cover to some one, a biscuit cover that's an awful liar, because it says Hot Rolls and won't keep them hot at all. Yeah, and I'll send a mess of beautiful Christmas cards with the customary candles and snow-covered roofs and mangers (Hey, hey!) and such things. And I'll give some one a delightfully illustrated copy of Travels in Argentine and Adjacent States. I'll give the wrong brands of cigarettes to people. I'll give house slippers to people. I'll do these things. I'll know the giver's thrill, said she whistling through her teeth. THREE By Any Columnist ^VOID the early rush by shopping late. A-A Do not send a carving set, no matter how nice, to a '*- -^-vegetarian. Do not send a volume of Indian (or for that matter, Finnish) love lyrics to a misogynist. Remove the price marks from all gifts except those for which you paid more than intended to. Remember that, as Conan Doyle used to say, it is the spirit that counts. ¦ — E. E. A. 62 The Chicagoan ENTRANCES AND EXITS As the Loop Becomes a Two Weeks Stand By William C. Boyden THE first week of December was Moving Day in the theatre. Three shows moved in as three moved out. So the column this month is half prophecy and half obituary. Guy Hardy and his associates brought Springtime for Henry into the long deserted Blackstone, and if wishes were horses, this delicious bit of lunacy would enjoy a long ride in the saddle of public favor. It is something different from the pen of that bright and versatile Englishman, Benn Levy; a light, bubbly, exhilarating farce whose effect should be champagne-like to the theatrical palate of even the most jaded. An augury of success is found in the small cast of four characters, which means just that many pay envelopes on Saturday night. And they are all charming; a dissolute and amorous young waster; his newly acquired secretary; his mistress; his best friend. Incidentally, the mistress and the best friend happen to be man and wife. Other wise, the play is a variation of the old secretary-employer theme with the angel of the keyboards throwing a bombshell into the reformation of her employer by calmly announcing that she is a murderess. You see her former husband had the habit of bringing his mistresses home to tea. The shock of this announcement has more telling effect than when the skeleton falls out of the wall in a mystery show. Henry Hull, all too seldom a visitor to these precincts, has the title role. He is undeniably comic at times, but sweats so hard to be English that his work takes on an unwonted over-emphasis. This is especially true in his passages with Gavin Muir, a bland and facile Britisher, whose underplaying quietly steals most of the scenes from Mr. Hull. Aleta Freel projects the homicidal secretary with trustful purity and proper Anglican accent. Edith Atwater, a scion of our distinguished Lobdell family, displays remarkable poise and suavity as the sophisticated wife. This girl will be heard from. Every year as Ed Wynn increases in comic stature and in financial solvency he takes to himself more and more of his own revues. His current offering, The Laugh Parade (Grand) contains but few expensive personalities in the revue field, but rather a number of excellent vaudeville turns who serve as active, even violent, stooges for the star. For instance in one scene, Mr. Wynn gets mixed up in excruciatingly funny gymnastics with a pair of eccentric acrobats billed as the Seaman Brothers. Then he registers pleasantly idiotic amazement while Jack Powell is beating drum-taps on chairs, the foot-lights, hot dog stands, and where you will. Again he goes into paroxysms of panic and alarm while Mr. Di Gatano mauls Mrs. Di Gatano in one of the roughest dances ever witnessed outside the apache field. To attempt to inventory all the other stunts which Ed Wynn uses to raise nuttiness to the Parnassus of Humor would more than exhaust my allotted space. He runs a Punch and Judy show, leads the orchestra, performs quick changes and wears the damnedest costumes ever seen out of Bedlam. In short, he is the hardest working and about the most effective comic now at large. There may have been better looking choruses in town this season, but possibly because the grass in new pastures always looks greener, the Wynnsome Dancing Girls and the Keep Kissable Girls appeared very de luxe to these dim optics. And the whole production is in keeping; tricky costumes which seem freshly laundered; smart settings which are expeditiously shifted; smoothly gyrating dance numbers which give every appearance of sound training. All of which combine to endow the proceedings with that desirable quality of metropolitan smartness and chic. Under and below the vaudeville teams above referred to are a job lot of so-called principals. This deprecation is perhaps a little unfair to Bartlett Simmons whose good voice, often heard in Shubert operettas, is utilized successfully in several spots in this revue. In Elsa Ersi and Earl Oxford I see but little. Miss Ersi is alleged to be the toast of Continental music halls and Mr. Oxford is a well varnished lad whose deportment is above reproach, but both personal ities are distinctly innocuous. Some rather decent dancing is con tributed by Eunice Healy and Eddie Cheney. Earl Carroll's Vanities (Apollo) is the sort of show which stirs up in me the bile of provincial resentment. It appears to be one of those revues from which the wise Mr. Carroll December, 1932 IRWIN FACTORY WHOLESALE SHOWROOMS CONTAINING THE LARGEST AND MOST BRILLIANT DISPLAY OF FINE CUSTOM FURNITURE IN THE MIDDLE WEST at 608 S. MICHIGAN BL. You will be delighted with this showing of beautiful furniture. Come in and see it. Observe the striking difference between the mediocre and that which has been created by America's foremost designing staff. Here you will find furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom, as well as smart occasional pieces, chairs, etc. in profusion — authentic reproductions, adaptations and original conceptions — the largest dis play of fine furniture in Chicago. Purchases may be arranged through your local dealer. ROBERT W. IRWIN CO. ^ COOPER-WILLIAMS, INC. Affiliated 63 The CHICAGOAN Theatre Ticket Service Kindly enter my order for theatre tickets as follows: (Play) (Second choice) (Number of seats). (Date) (Name) (Address) (Telephone) (Enclosed) $ ¦ Attend the Theatre Regularly, Comfortably, Smartly ..^ .*>•• By arrangement with the the atres listed below, THE CHI' CAGOAN 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 1 Studebaker T^-GlFT qfmeXe ear. Hie yourself to the city's smart shops and see the sensational (yes, we said sensational) Kadette Radio. Sensational — because it's ambilectric. We mean it operates on any 110- volt current, AC or DC — 25 or 60 cycle. Sensational — because it weighs only 5 lbs. Finds a ready and welcome place in any Christmas stocking. Sensational — because its volume, clar ity and tone are putting many a full- grown radio to shame. Sensational— because it steps out for distant points just like a Kadette (sic). Who wants one? Everyone, of course! But especially the man, for his office, library or while traveling. The student, for his room. The convalescent, for the bedside. The woman, for the bedroom, guest room, sun room, recreation room or summer place. And all travelers (even those European bound) because the Kadette performs aboard ship and on the Continent. WRAPPED IN CELLOPHANE AH the town is talking about the smart little Kadette. Seeit. Hear it. Admireits good looks. Notice its Christmas dress- cellophane, ribbon, holly wrapping and everything — all ready to give. And re member, the Kadette mails anywhere in this now Democratic country for only a few cents. It's the gift of the year. Giveit! PRICE <j>0 ff (\f\ De luxe and special including tubes «P*<«-».VV colors slightly higher THE INTERNATIONAt KADETTE FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING Sold in Chicago by MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY • CHARLES T. WILT COMPANY 226 South Michigan Ave. — 222 West MadisonSt. and at other smart stores and shops Eastbound in a heated trimotored Transamerican Airliner 50,000 PEOPLE HAVE FLOWN ON TRANSAMERICAN AIRLINES Every day — winter and summer — Transamerican planes fly The Shortest Route to South Bend, Detroit and the East. No wonder Chicago Business men and women prefer to fly, for air travel "Via Transamerican" always means fast, comfortable, on-time service. NEW WINTER SCHEDULES Planes leave Municipal Airport at 8:30 A. M. (daily ex cept Sunday), 9:00 A.M., 1:30 P.M. and 4:30 P.M. daily. Phone Sfofe 7170 or write Divisional Traffic Manager, 70 S. Lasalle Street for complete air travel information and reservations. ^Transamerican Airlines Corp. KEYSTONE.. A SCENE FROM Winnie-the-Pooh, THE SUE HASTINGS MARINOETTES PRODUCTION BY ARRANGEMENT WITH STEPHEN SLESSINGER, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN BY THE JUNIOR LEAGUE AT THE PLAYHOUSE ON DECEMBER 17 AT 11 A. M. AND ON THE NEXT DAY AT 3 P. M. FOR THE CHILDREN. has skimmed the cream prior to its excursion into the Hinterland. I have not before me a program of the New York production, but if there is an actor or actress in this cast, excepting Al Trahan, who draws down more than a hundred dollars a week, he or she is over' paid. The whole thing appears to be based on the old theory that if a producer advertises some nudes, he will find a few extra dollars in the till after he has paid off the boys and girls on Saturday nights. Exception having been made in the case of Al Trahan, it might be conservatively stated that this comic is a reasonably droll fellow. If one would ask me whom he resembles, I would be inclined to sug' gest Ben Bernie. Trahan does not play a violin, but he vaguely resembles Bernie in appearance, has a somewhat similar gag technique and like the popular band leader, occasionally lapses into a rumbling baritone. In one respect the two men differ sharply; the Old Maestro never indulges in the coarseness which mars much of Trahan's comedy. The only other principals in the Vanities, worthy of an adjective are Mitchell and Durant, a couple of rough and ready gymnasts to whom are assigned most of the crude gags and blue black-outs. The rest is a rehash of all the nine Vanities which have gone before; a melange of brazen dialogue, garish costumes and vulgar nudities. The big sensation is a papier mache dinosaur who carries a semi-naked dame in its mouth and on the opening night nearly landed the lady in Ashton Stevens' lap. There is no music worthy of the name. Earl Carroll has one prescription for keeping his audiences from insomnia. He changes the scenes so rapidly that one lives in perpetual hope that the forthcoming episode may be better. But hope deferred maketh the heart sick. John Van Druten is an English Phillip Barry. His characters toss frothy cha-cha about with all the lightness and grace of so many ping-pong balls, and periodically lapse into whim' sical burlesque of ancient melodrama. You know the kind of thing; the girl pretends she is a Little Nell and the boy Jack Dalton, come to do her wrong. And what fun they have! But Barry has never avoided drama so assiduously as does his British prototype in There's Always Juliet, until recently at the Erlanger. No vulgar clash of wills, no coarse unleashing of passions mar the charming insouciance of Van Druten's English girl and American boy, who toy with all the social amenities for three acts and then decide to get married after all. No other characters, except a most impeccable maid, enter the picture until the third act. Then, when the hero is supposed by every one but the audience to have departed for the States, a silly-ass English suitor is briefly introduced. "Ha," you say, "Dwight will return and find the rotter with his girl, and then watch out.'" But no, the Honorable Peter departs with the utmost propriety before we are informed that Dwight has missed his boat and come back for another round of jolly chaff. Embryonic playwrights might take a leaf out of Van Druten's book when cudgeling the old brain for a plot idea. There are still plays to be written out of the simplest formulas of life, and Van Druten has. 64 The Chicagoan created in his play a passable after-dinner divertisement in spite of the gossamer quality of the material handled. Violet Heming and Roger Pryor, two of the theatre's more agree able personalities, have the bulk of the evening's work. And when I say "work," I speak not idly. Their roles rival in length some of Eugene O'Neill's most loquacious frustrates, a hundred sides apiece. And they carry the burden plausibly, gracefully and with sustained spirit. John Stacy clicks smartly as the Britisher who has the chore of making Mr. Pryor's Yankee shine the more brightly. .Depression economy marred two of the month's openings. Merry Go Round (Adelphi) was presented with its stage crew apparently entirely unrehearsed, and The Merry 'Widow (Majestic) struggled against a theatre so cold that this pneumonia- phobe sat through the performance in an overcoat. These are inex cusable handicaps to proper presentation of theatrical fare. Yet in each case merit was discernible through the fog of annoyance and discomfort. By this date Merry Go Round may be what it should be; a fast, bitter melodrama of the urban political scene. Granted it stretches probability in showing prototypes of our Cermaks, Jimmie Walkers, John Swansons et al. in the process of framing an innocent bell-hop for a gang-murder and ultimately murdering the ill-fated lad for political expediency, yet there is slug in the play's bold indictment of the indecencies of metropolitan government. The opening night found so many victorious Democrats in the stalls that one might have imagined oneself in the lobby of a French Lick hotel. Press reports have indicated that many of our incumbent and incoming office holders found the affair somewhat unpalatable. I sympathise with their Wounded feelings. The large and inexpensive cast, wandering around among retreat ing stage-hands and overturned chairs, was not able to do itself full justice, but was generally equal to the limited requirements of con temporary melodrama. The best work is done by Robert Perry as the pathetic victim of official machinations. He makes one feel poignantly the gall and wormwood of malignant fate. Ex-Good- manite Earl McDonald returns again as a yellow-streaked Mayor. Not bad at all. In spite of the inauspicious opening The Merry "Widow is at this writing doing a surprisingly good business. My second visit found the barn-like Majestic crowded to the doors. And the audience looked like a crowd who paid to get in. Why not? People like Donald Brian as Prince Danilo. It is one of those cases of a part fitting an actor's personality like the proverbial glove. Danilo is to Brian much as Rip Van Winkle was to Jefferson. These cases could be made the subject of heavy psychological ponderings. Consider Mr. Brian. He never had much of a voice. His dancing is, and was, graceful to a certain degree, but never very distinguished. Yet his face, his lithe figure, his suave insouciance are the ingredients of our mental-image of what such a Prince should be. No other actor could essay Danilo without inviting invidious comparison. The present production of The Merry Widow is along conventional revival lines. The costumes, scenery and some of the chorus girls are right out of the warehouse. But the important parts are in com petent hands. Mrs. Brian, known professionally as Virginia O'Brien, is Sonia, unexciting but gracious personally and entirely satisfying vocally. My opinion on the quality of singing voices is valueless, but my tonally defective ears tell me that Allan Rogers is one swell singer. His duet partner is Ruth Altman, warmly alluring and a soprano of merit. Billy Bryant has returned to the Cort Theatre with everything he had last year except novelty. This valuable quality is particularly important to entertainment as naive as Show Boat Drayma. Moreover, the Reinhardt of the River chose unwisely when he opened with a burlesque version of Hamlet. The difficulty was that there was no rewriting of the Bard in terms of hokum, but rather a more or less straight playing of the classic interspersed with some of the crudest gagging ever perpetrated on a metropolitan audi ence. As before, the best of the evening was Billy's entre-act speech, a witty, will rogerish sort of palaver which always catches the imagination of the customers. 1 he self-conscious drama entitled When Chi cago Was Young, written by Alice Gerstenberg and Herma Clark and given for charity at the Goodman, classifies as a professional pro- ~yr This Is the Christmas to Invest in a — STEIN WAY At the Lowest Prices in 14 Years J.T seems almost unbelievable that you can obtain a Steinway Grand for only $1175 . . . for it is fashioned by workmen who have devoted their entire lives to their craft. It is made of mate rials which can be obtained only at a premium. . . . You may never again be able to buy a Steinway at so low a price. SMALL AMOUNT DOWN The balance over a 3-year period of easy monthly payments, plus a slight carrying charge. 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Most of the gen erous souls who purchased tickets spent the evening sitting on anxious seats waiting for one of their forbears to be mentioned. The thrills of the evening were made up of such episodes as the entrance of a harmless looking actor dressed in the civil regalia of the Civil War period and some such remark from the opposite side of the stage as, "See that man. He's young Marshall Field, a bright young lad doing very well in the drygoods business" (Applause) . As my grandfather settled in the corn-fields south of these parts, I felt most awfully out of it all. ART NOTES Highlights and Smudges By Edward Millman THIS month sees the opening of two galleries, one an invita tional affair for monthly exhibitions of the representative work of Chicago artists. It is known as the gallery of Contemporary Art and it will offer a cross section of art work being done in town. It seems that it will be open to talent of all schools of thought and will include exhibitions of paintings, sculpturing, etchings, sketches and water colors. Age nor philosophy will serve as a bar to artists and the work of talented children will be shown as well as that of recognised artists. Among those whose work is being shown at the first exhibition are, Gustave Dalstrom, Frances Foy, Laura Van Pap- pelendam, Charles Wilimovsky, Karl Buehr, George Buehr, Marshall Smith, Kathleen Buehr Granger, Archibald J. Montley, Jr., Frank C. Peyraud, Mrs. Frank C. Peyraud, Paul Trebilcock, Todros Geller, Norman B. Wright, J. Theodore Johnson and Emanuel Selz. The Gallery is open to the public without charge. One of the unique features of the accomodations offered is the use of chairs and tables for those who wish to avoid "gallery touring" and prefer to sit before a canvas, which is really the only way to look at paintings. We've often wished for something like that. In fact, a wheel chair for gallery touring would be just the thing. The space for the Gallery has been made available through the courtesy of the Merchandise Mart Restaurants, which have turned over their panelled English Grill Room, just off the main lobby of Mer chandise Mart. Mr. Robert Allen Granger is director of the Gallery. "It is our hope to offer the art world of Chicago a gallery of distinction, presenting at all times current exhibitions." Mr. Granger explained. "We shall seek out the better artists in all fields of thought and we shall offer them an opportunity to present their work to the public under what we believe to be the most desirable circumstances." 1 HE other new gallery is located at 161 E. Erie Street. It's called the Arts Center Galleries and will hold one man shows of a group of Chicagoans. Following is an excerpt from the forward in the catalogue of their first exhibit: "The works of the artists presented constitute, in our opinion, the best of contemporary art in Chicago. "It is with justifiable pride that we present these masterpieces as Chicago's claim to present day primacy in painting and sculpture." This statement is perhaps a bit rash. However, the line-up of the artists exhibiting is interesting. They are, Francis Chapin, Louis Cheskin, Theodore Johnson, A. Raymond Katz, William S. Schwartz, in painting and Malvin Marr Albright, Olga Chassaing, Edouard Chassaing in sculpture. One of the exhibitors, A. Raymond Katz, is of course well known to readers of The Chicagoan. Here is an artist to whom a pure rhythmic line means much and he has made the most of it in the things he is showing at this exhibit. His line drawings have a spirit and flow that makes one want to follow its weaving and travel through an area, always expertly organized whether in color or chiaroscuro. We wish both of these new galleries much success. J OHN Groth has been showing satiric etchings and water colors at the O'Brien Galleries. He is a Chicagoan in his early twenties. His etchings show a good deal of talent but the important thing is a keen sense of natural humor that he injects into his work. It should carry him a long way — perhaps some day close to the giants in the school of caricature, like Daumier, Rowlandson DISTINGUISH YOUR HOME -LIFE 1 y2-2-3-4 Rms. Unfurnished Location: Exclusive residential district . . . overlooking Lake Shore Drive, Lincoln Park Extension and Lake Michigan . . . Apartments: Beautiful: Done in ornamented plaster effects . . . completely equipped kitchens . . . tile baths and showers . . . 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The Studio Gallery — Increase Robinson, is having a Holiday Exhibition and sale of water colors, prints and drawings by thirtyfive Chicago artists. Ackermann's are having a special Christmas Exhibit of English things. Color prints, etchings, curios, antiques, paintings and especially worth while Rowlandson drawings. What will undoubtedly be the greatest single loan exhibition of paintings and sculpture ever gathered under one roof in America is planned and practically assured for the Century of Progress Exposition. The Art Institute of Chicago has been desig nated as the official Department of Fine Arts for the fair, and under the Director, Robert B. Harshe assisted by Daniel Catton Rich, Asso ciate Curator of Painting, all the galleries of painting and sculpture will be rearranged for the entire exhibition period, opening June 1 and continuing through October, 1933. The plan includes three main divisions; first, a representative, but carefully, chosen loan collection of old and primitive masters, begin ning with the Italian dugento and continuing down through the eighteenth century. Galleries, arranged in sequence will hold Italian, French, German and Flemish primitives, sixteenth century Italian examples, seventeenth century paintings from Spain, Holland, Italy and Flanders, and eighteenth century French and English master pieces. The aim of this division is to show the public an historical survey, utilizing the great works privately and publicly owned in America, and to stress a century of progress in American collecting. A hundred years ago, very few great pictures were on this side of the water; today, our private collections and our museums contain treasures of amazing worth. Since 1832, magnificent works by Fra Angelica, Botticelli, Velasquez, El Greco, Holbein, Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, Hals, Gainsborough, Ingres, Courbet and Manet (to men tion only a few names) have found their way into American hands. In this field the Art Institute will naturally continue to display its own great pictures, uniting them with loans from all over the United States. .A. SECOND division of the exhibition will be given over to a Century of Progress in Painting, itself. Here, where the Institute is preeminent among American museums, great stress will be laid on a hundred years of French and American art. Rooms will be set aside for such artists as Degas and Monet, Manet and Renoir, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec, with probably special one-man gal leries for Cezanne and Van Gogh. 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YOUNG LADIES SEEKING FES TIVE ENSEMBLES lor the holidays -will lind everything they need to catch the ap proval 01 the sta£* line. A. tfracious dancing gown in a hvacinth blue triple sheer, tails into clinging sweeping lines and draws attention to a deep bach and an ac- coraian neck-piece lormea by a succession ol velvet Dow- rViiots. THE SPORTS SHOP of LAKE FOREST HUBBARD WOODS private collector, the museum, and the great dealers in America will cooperate in the assembling of this side of the exhibition. That the show may illustrate strictly contemporary art is one of its first aims. Therefore the third section will be painting of today, stressing the American artist, but including specially chosen inter' national groups. The American section will include not more than 175 examples in painting, one work from each living man, all these to be selected by invitation. A special gallery devoted to contemporary Chicago work w'U be one of the features. The Foreign contempO' rary section will include the leading French modernists, an astonishing group of German works, and representative examples by the Italian, Dutch and Spanish artists of today. American and Foreign sculpture will likewise be shown, though the almost prohibitive expense of transporting large bronzes, will necessarily restrict this side of the exhibition. Like the old master and retrospective divisions, however, all the works in the twentieth century group will be borrowed from private or public collections, or from the artists themselves. BACK TO BALABAN & KATZ Chicago Cinema Returns to Its Own By William R. Weaver *T*HE motion picture industry calls it decentralization. By any ¦*¦ other name it is the same extremely desirable thing. It means, in the national sense, a general reversal of the circuit or chain'Store policy of cinema operation adopted five or six years ago for the seemingly sound purpose of standardizing and thereby improving cinema programs throughout the country, incidentally promoting effi ciency, reducing overhead and, it was hoped, stabilizing profits. It means, in the local sense, that the great organization that is Balaban 6? Katz, which became Balaban & Katz-Publix and to some extent a part of a countrywide whole, has returned to its original status as the supreme cinema organization of these United States and this world. This is front-page Christmas-time news for Chicago. It should not be guessed, as it has been, that this reversal of policy by the motion picture industry is merely symptomatic of the ailment that has permeated American business in the backwash of '29. Eco nomic events have cast their shadow of course. But in this case there is little direct connection between decline of income and policy invoked. As a matter of fact, local operation of the theatres — with presentation programs produced for the relatively brief period of local usefulness and on the scale dictated by local tradition — is a good deal more expensive than circuit operation. It is more to the point that local operation restores unlimited freedom in the exercise of local initiative, with which goes a full measure of that intimate under standing of distinctly Chicago taste, demand and predilection which was always and still is the greatest single element of Balaban & Katz showmanship. Probably it would not be strictly accurate to say that Balaban 6? Katz was always greater than the Publix of which it became a part. A whole must be greater than anything less than the sum of its parts. But it is undeniably true that Balaban 6-? Katz was always the great est one of the parts comprising the whole of Publix and it is no less a matter of record that Chicago cinemagoers steadfastly declined, throughout the five years of the titular hyphenation, to consider the Publix apellation as a material factor in the alchemy of their favorite entertainment. Publix was always the tail, never the kite. There were reasons. Balaban &? katz, as every Chicagoan knows as he knows his home street, pioneered and perfected the cinema in the form which it has taken. Balaban 6? Katz led the advance in theatre construction from the nickelodeon down through the big' bigger-biggest succession and the fine-finer-finest sequence to the utter stability that prevails today. Balaban & Katz led no less strikingly in the development of the distinctly characteristic cinema program composed of stage, screen, pit and console factors, which became the pattern of American and Continental cinema presentation. In short, Balaban &? Katz was ever more parent than child of Publix. Chicago never bothered about analyzing the relationship. B. & K. was the simple symbol of cinema perfection. It was and is just that. So much for the past. I pass over the brilliant era which saw the coming of an unknown Jesse Crawford from the Pacific slope and his preparation for greatness on the Atlantic seaboard. I omit mention 68 The ChicagoaU an impression of richard dix in The Conquer ors of the unforgetable stage creations a flowering Frank Cambria has not equalled in his glorified Roxy. Louis McDermott's production pearls cast before Paul Ash's sloe-eyed public, Leopold Spitalny's im peccable symphonic overtures, Albert Coppock's incomparable scenic settings and A. R. Katz's imperishable posters that fathered the whole modern school of poster art — these are of the old days, the old happy days, to steal the Democratic national anthem, that are here again. That they are is the best cinema news since Grand Hotel. Now, as then, the studios of Balaban 6=? Katz are busy in behalf of Chicago cinema goers. Now, as then, the finer thing is the thing that is done. If it happens to be the bigger and better thing, well and good, but quality is the determinant. John Balaban is off to the Continent to discover whatever there may be of talent, method or manner to warrant importation. Will Harris is back to give again of his skill with score and scene. Paul Oscard has abandoned European triumphs to take his turn. The Christmas programs that were milestones in the lives of a million kiddies are to be resumed, and an animated tableau honoring John McCutcheon's Injun Summer has blazed the trail toward tremendous things come Fair time. Now, too, Chicagoans stand in line for a glimpse of Chevalier, first of an imposing succession of guest personalities, and in the his torically low- attendance period preceding Christmas patronage is on the build. The motion picture industry calls it decentralization, but it's just plain good news to Chicago. THE best picture of the month is The Conquerors, a somewhat tremendous and yet altogether fine production in which Richard Dix and Ann Harding demonstrate not only successively but also successfully that a depression is a thing that can happen to anybody's generation but can't result fatally. The story embraces the past fifty or sixty years and the fortunes of a family in which bank ing runs as the blood in their veins and courage as in the saga of the pioneers. Mr. Dix and Miss Harding are young folks caught in the crash of the Seventies who go west and establish an original fortune to which comes, in '32, and to their son in his turn, that which came to their parents half a century before and to themselves at intervals between. The Conquerors could have been a very dull picture. It is anti- depression propaganda with definite design upon the frazzled morale of the populace. 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It happens to be a very good kind of picture for everyone in the world to see at this time. It would be an equally good picture for everyone to see at any time. Mr. Sampson has drawn his impression of Mr. Dix as of The Conquerors. In it he plays both father and son and both in a manner that convinces me he is, after all, an actor. I have always consid ered him a misplaced halfback. I'm sorry. Of Miss Harding, of course, there's never been a doubt. She, too, plays two roles in The Conquerors. One Ann Harding performance is enough to rec ommend a motion picture. Two guarantee it. Propaganda of another kind, perhaps no less vital, is the principal freight of I Am a Fugitive. In this deliberately dreadful drama Paul Muni depicts with authenticated fidelity the inhuman practices of chain-gang imprisonment in certain southern precincts of the repub lic. It is not likely that Mr. Muni's celluloid sufferings will inspire sufficient interest to bring about reform or abolition of the chain-gang system, but they are no doubt justified by that possibility. Mean while, it may or may not be a duty to see the picture and become familiar with the facts. It can hardly be called a pleasure. Among the less weighty items of cinema inter est, the month brought two more Winchell pictures. That ought to be about enough. In the first of these, Blessed Event, Lee Tracy is a much more amusing and credible Winchell than Lew Ayres is in O. K. America, but the second is by far the better picture. I should say, then, that choice between them depends upon your attitude toward the Winchell institution. If you think a Winchell must be a tremendously funny fellow with a heart of gold and all that sort of thing, Mr. Tracy's Blessed Event is to your taste. If you believe, contrariwise, that a Winchell may be a quite normal young man engaged in the serious business of contributing journalism's small quota to the putting down of crime though life be the price, Mr. Ayres' O. K. America invites your attention. It is the more substantial of the two pictures. It is, so far as I'm concerned, the last word on the subject it extolls. I suspect that even Mr. Winchell must be getting pretty tired of it all. There were two representatives, also, of the shake and shudder school of melodrama. These are The Old Dar\ House and The Mas\ of Fu Manchu. The first is a well mannered and not at all impossible recital of experiences met with on a very stormy night by several very nice people who seek shelter in a remote estate on British soil. Much that is terrible occurs, but no one is materially the worse off in the morning and no event calls vainly for explana tion. If you have not forgotten how to be thrilled by these things, this will thrill you. The Mas\ of Fu Manchu, however, is too much. It is by Sax Rohmer, of course, and it has an excellent cast to do its dirty work, but the mechanical contrivances are cunning to the point of being comic and the terrors are in many cases too material to be dramatic. There is, I think, less thrill than disgust in a pit of gaping alligators into which Mr. Lewis Stone's head is being slowly thrust by a can tilever contraption that would stop Rube Goldberg. Half a dozen no less definite horrors add to the bloodshed. Perhaps the Chinese stomach is stronger. This is hardly American fare. An especially pleasant surprise of the month was come upon in the picturization of Robert Andrews' If I Had a Million. This is not, strictly speaking, a photoplay. It is a dozen photoplays, with a dozen casts directed by a dozen directors in a dozen stories, strung upon the single plot idea which, I suspect, is about all of Mr. Andrews' original that was utilized. A very long time ago Mr. Marshall Neilan attempted to do a similar thing, grouping five stories under a single heading, but Bits of Life was a failure. If I Had a Million is a success. Its constituent stories range from stark tragedy through subtle humor to slapstick comedy, and they cohere. There never was a picture like it, and there is little likelihood that there will be another, wherefore it ought not to be allowed to pass unseen from these parts. Remaining notations pertaining to a month notable for rather bet ter than average entertainment range from Sherloc\ Holmes, brought up to date and superbly acted by Clive Brook and Ernest Torrence, to Faithless, a particularly nauseating discourse on the current status of sin with Robert Montgomery and Tallulah Bankhead the featured grapplers and sin the winner by a Gunboat Smith decision. 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Brown's con tribution to the merriment of the season, impressed me as the funniest thing he's done. The final notation on my list reminds me that Trouble In Paradise was by Lubitsch, from which I gather that it must have been excellent, but I remember nothing about it save that Kay Francis was among those present. That would be endorsement enough for me, but maybe you're different. I'd risk it, though. A CENTURY OF CHRISTMAS The More or Less Inn -Side Story {Begin on page 31) with his own little hatchet and sets it up inside a fort or buys one of a dealer to plant in a front yard or at the doorway of a hotel or a department store. In the beginning all the white residents assembled for their Christ mas celebration within the walls of Fort Dearborn. As the city expanded it sprouted houses the size of the fort; and families as big as the garrison foregathered around the plum pudding; but since the recent financial unpleasantness made some of the houses too small for the doubled-up families and some of families too small for the houses, there has been a back-to-the-fort movement. Communal life seems simpler and more economical and since we have learned that the colonel's lady and Judy O'Gray are sisters in deflation, why not also in celebration? According to the latest reports from the Drake the number of holiday parties at Mr. Marshall's place is decidedly on the increase. Not only those families who make the hotel their perm anent home but many others are finding it pleasant to entertain in a place where the good cheer at one table spills over a little and laps at another. At the Blackstone, both the main dining room and the private rooms have for years been the scene of family parties on the holidays. This year, more than ever, the citizens seem to be merging their parties for the sake of the cheer that lies in giving the greatest good to the greatest number. It is one hundred twenty-eight years since that which is now Chicago was first the scene of a real Christmas celebration. Since that time, man has learned how to light his tree with electricity, warm his house with steam, and hear Christmas carols by wireless, but he hasn't found a way to enjoy the day more than the garrison did at old Fort Dearborn. He couldn't. BOOKS OF THE MONTH How to Live a Hundred Years (Begin on page 34) Forgotten Frontiers is a book not to be missed by readers interested in Mr. Dreiser's work, or in the era, now just about over, of which he was the storm center. It is also a book not to be missed by those who keep that Chicago shelf we so often talk about. For Mr. Dreiser, Chicago was perhaps not much more of a stopping place than St. Louis or anywhere else. But apropos of him, Miss Dudley is able to interpolate Chicago materials of the first water. When Winston Churchill was in town last spring he gave two lectures. In the one that I heard, he said prac tically nothing. In the other he is reported to have said a little more. But still none of those things that are the principal reason for listening to presidents, and cabinet ministers. Amid These Storms however abounds in such confidences as give one the sense of a real inside. Being a series of essays on how cartoons look to those who are in them, elections to those who are running, the official naval history to such as know what is left out, and a paint box to an important person in a moment of high and dryness. As Hamlin Garland relates in his latest volume of reminiscences, My Friendly Contemporaries, he sold his Chicago house and departed for New York in approximately the year 1915. This move was partly dictated by the fact that dust blew in at his study windows. Chiefly, however, by our shortcomings as a book town. This dictum on the part of a man who has tea-ed with Arnold Bennett, lunched with Wells, chatted with Herbert Hoover and Owen Young and President Roosevelt the first, did, I must confess, depress me. TWIG1HS arrive from London Go right out and get yourself a box of Twig- lets for tonight's party. People love to nibble be tween sips. And here's something few people in Chicago have tasted. Twiglets are prepared by Peek Frean especially to serve with cocktails, soup, tea. Long, thin, twig-shaped biscuits, made of Peek Frean's famous ALLWHEAT Crispbread — containing a whisper of cheddar, a hint of condiment and something else . . . ! Try them. Peek Frean's GENUINE ENGLISH WE ANSWER WITH PICTURES <&& HOTEL ST. REGIS FIFTH AVI • NEW YORK NEW RATES: Single rooms, !| Before you choose your New York hotel, ask us to show you with photographs how comfortable we can make you at the St. Regis . . . pictures of charming suites . . . for mal rooms for private receptions or parties . . . the smart Seaglade for dinner and supper dancing . . . full information about our service, cui sine, the convenient location near good shops, theatres, and the resi dential district. Double, $8, $9. Suites from $12 December, 1932 71 1 :{ ust one tvatj You can go out to CALIFORNIA. ..and back ... by varied and various ways and means,of course. But there's really only ONE way out, if you know what wemean!THECHIEFIThefastest,finest, most exclusive train to CALIFORNIA . . . the train that has packed more pleasure into travel . . . and deeper, richer meaning into service. Ask any exacting, experienced globe-trotter. Your Santa Fe ticket to California will take you through Phoenix. This winter there'll be a Phoenix Pullman three times a week and a Grand Canyon Pullman daily on The famous Fred Harvey Dining Cars on both the Chief and California Limited are AIR-CON DITIONED the year around. No smoke, no dust, no cinders. • You and your family can live very inexpensively this winter in Cali fornia and Southern Arizona. Hotel and apartment rates have been reduced — in many cases a; much as 25%. Be sure to get our new DEATH VALLEY folder Mail Coupon W. J. Black, P. T. M., Santa Fe Sys. Lines 1126 Railway Exchange, Chicago, III. Send booklet "California and Arizona Hotel Rates," and new DEATH VALLEY folder. Name Address . . A MODERN INTERIOR BY THE HILDEBRAND STUDIOS. CHEER TREATMENTS For Holiday Affairs By The Hostess WITH so many establishments reduced to an all'time low in their service staff it takes a little extra thought to assure a smooth-running household during the busy holiday weeks. So our first treatment is recommended for the kitchen — if you keep your 'elp "appy youll have a smooth brow at parties. Now that cooks must double up on duties in so many homes they appreciate time'saving devices like the Mixmaster, which has also reached an all-time low in price. The new model does practically everything but play the piano — and it doesn't interfere with the radio current as some electrical beaters do. On its little stand it beats and mixes and chops food, measures out oil drop by drop for mayonnaise, mixes drinks and extracts fruit juices, sharpens knives and opens cans. The motor also has a handle so that it may be easily lifted off the stand and used at the stove to beat things while they cook. All in all a grand idea to start the holidays right — even if the cook leaves you won't be floored, it's so helpful. o PEAKING of mixing drinks — we've happened upon a few new recipes which should do things to your holiday enter- taining too. The first is nothing more nor less than a Tom Collins but it's a perfect one with the old-time genuine mellowness, even if you use awfully new gin. The mellowness comes, probably, because a sugar syrup is pre-prepared by boiling 1% cups sugar with 2 cups water for ten minutes. This may be kept in a jar for quick use when the mood hits you. Then the Tom Collins is mixed by using 1 jigger of the syrup, lJ/2 jigger gin, % jigger lemon juice. Fill with cracked ice and Billy Baxter Club Soda or White Roc\. Pretty smooth, I tell you. Most people have learned through sad experience to abhor any wild cocktail mixtures. A new one to be welcome must be smooth and powerful but not treacherous. One of the most easily mixed is the Log Cabin, which has a sharp tang combined with the smoothness of sidecars, and is tossed together in a second by mixing 1 part Log Cabin syrup, 1 part tart fruit juice (lemon or grapefruit), and 1 part gin or rye. In New York everyone at the moment is going ga-ga about Schweppe's Ginger Beer which comes in stone crocks from England and is perfectly delicious per se. To add to its perfection, it mixes MADAME SONIA Announces: A CHRISTMAS SALE offering a 25% discount on Imported costume jewelry, hand-bags, compacts, hosiery, handkerchiefs, novel gifts and holiday cards. 416 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVE. You Can Use your finest table linens without hesitation if you have them laun dered by Davies. We have specialized in laundering fine things for more than forty years, and the skillful care we give them pre serves their fragile beauty from genera tion to generation. DAVIES Laundry Company CALUMET 1977 Regular Delivery Service North to Lake Forest, West to Hinsdale agnes fashion service school of design, i n di v idual style interfrre- tations, skil ful remodel ing, exquisite workmanship, 109 EAST WALTON PLACE for appointments call d e 1 a w a r e J 9 5 3 WABASH 3998 IP4I N Save time and money . . . sail over the smooth Southern route, in a luxu' rious Spanish Transatlan* tic Liner . . . serving choice Spanish beverages at all meals, with the cap* tain's compliments! For Booklet X, ask any travel agency, or g>panfefj {Erattgatlattttc Ufoe 173 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago State 8615 72 The Chicagoan INDIANA'S Finest Old-Time COUNTRY HAMS And Sausage Can Now Be Enjoyed by Fas tidious and Discriminating People Everywhere Aa Indiana farmer has gained National Fame, producing these delicious — tender — juicy — and most sumptuous hams. Such FLA VOB1— Such LUSCIOUSNESS! can not be purchased in stores. „15SL are mildly sugar cured and HICKORY SMOKED in the good old- fashioned way, reauiring many, many weeks. They come to YOU DIRECT FROM THE FARM, sizes, 10 to 14 pounds, price 38o tie pound, postage prepaid. Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. (Next hams ready for delivery Jan. 1st. then throughout the season.) Order early, order several they lceei) perfectly for months in any dark room or attic. (RESTAURANTS. HOTELS and CLUBS write for Wholesale prices.) OLD-TIME COUNTRY SAUSAGE (Made down on the frrm) RIVER BEND FARMS All-Pork Sau sage, "The ARISTOCRAT of all Sau- sages," A King's Ransom could not buy a finer, purer or a more delightfully sea soned sausage. the 11). Country style casings (Fresh) $0.25 Country style casings (Smoked) 28 Sausage meat smoked or fresh 25 Sausage shipped next day after order is received, via prepaid parcel post. (Not less than 5 pounds shipped.) RIVER BEND FARMS Elkhart. Indiana R. F. D. I, Box 168 The Old Homestead Winter scene at RIVER BEND FOR PUNCHES New tang and smooth ness for cocktails and punches ; an alluring and unusual flavoring for pancakes, waffles, etc. Economical, too — its triple-strength! At dealers everywhere. GRENADINE Far free Recipe Book, address Mouquin, inc., lit East Illinois Street, Chicago. Superior 2615. £RE_NADINE MAKES FOOD BEHAVE! Before meals . . after meals . . or as appetizer with food, use Abbott's Bit ten! Aids ' digestion! Adds flavor ! Makes next meal taste better! HALF PRICE: Send 25c in stamps for 50c bottle. Address Dept. C-12 P. O. Box 44 Baltimore, Md. BITTERS beautifully with gin or rye if you can't take non-alcoholic drinks. The Otto Schmidt people sell it here. A lot of smart hostesses are serving a creme de menthe highball after dinners, reviving an old custom which combines the pleasantness of liqueurs and after-dinner mints. Pour a liqueur portion of creme de menthe in a double Martini glass or in a small tumbler and fill with plenty of cracked ice and Club Soda or White Roc\. The cool minty taste is awfully refreshing after a rich dinner. MAKE YOUR HOME A SUNBEAM HOME Gives you MORE Food Mixer Advantages! Mixes • Mashes • "Whips Beats-Grinds Meat-Chops Food Extracts Fruit Juice- Stirs- Blends Sharpens Knives • Opens Cans A L W A Y S ready. No ** converting " necessary . Hostesses are judged not only by the alcoholic drinks they serve but by the most simple beverage — water. Even though the whole Sanitary District descends upon me I must stoutly aver that our Chicago water, especially during the winter months, is simply nasty. Even when it isn't strongly chlorinated it is very gray 4 l ¦ w k A A. C* T I" f> and cloudy and dawgone unappetizing, so that we don't drink nearly /y| | J\ fyl ZX J I t lv as much water as we should. A case of Corinnis solves the problem nicely because it is inexpen sive and so clear and refreshing that one realises how good good water can taste. Since it is nice and inexpensive it can be generously used in making tea and coffee and you will be surprised to find what a difference this makes in the taste of your beverage. It stands to reason that in a beverage which is more than ninety-five percent water the quality of the water should make a lot of difference. In serving coffee these days of tense nerves it is always thoughtful to have a service of Kaffee-Hag so that your guests won't rue the evening they spent with you. You will find that it has all the flavor of fine coffee (which it is) and after you try it for awhile wonder why you ever insisted on retaining the caffeine. Coffee immediately directs us to late suppers and cheerful breakfasts which, in winter, spell sausage. The pork sausage prepared at River Bend Farms in Elkhart, Indiana, is unusu ally delicious and nice to have around for a special holiday treat. It is the spicy old southern kind, prepared by a hundred-year-old recipe, with very little fat and no fillers so that it remains plump and juicy and doesn't shrivel away into little brown dry sticks when it's fried. Since it is mailed in airtight packages and does not spoil you can keep a supply about for emergencies. Their hams are also the fine old southern type, sugar-cured and hickory smoked and grand for buffets and suppers during the holidays. If you want to get all stirred up about Christ mas foods drop in at Field's Colonial Food Shop on their seventh floor and gloat over the array of plum puddings and delicacies all about in colorful jars and crocks and gay boxes and baskets. There's a cup board full of Fortnum and Mason products, fit to send one into a delirium. Plum Puddings, Brandy Sauce (the genuine old English kind), Stilton with Port, all sorts of chutneys and preserves and rare delicacies. i\ delightful new delicacy which is sold at most food shops is prepared locally by the Wieland dairies. They blend honey with butter and sell it in the regular quarter-pound packages. There is just enough honey added to the regular unsalted butter to make a delicious spread for toast, hot biscuits, waffles and the like. New chopper. grinder attach ment slips in place _e as y , quick. Today the wise housewife who buys an electric food mixer INSISTS on MIXMASTER, She wants AIJi the advantages — she gets them ONLY in Mixmaster. It does MORE THINGS easier and better. Besides the regular mixing, whipping, beating tasks this mixer grinds meat for hash, hamburger, loaf — chops food and vegetables — blends mayonnaise automatically — even sharpens knives and opens cans all itself. Mixmaster Is POWERFUL, STURDY, EFFICIENT and oh so easy to use. It has the famous tilt-back, several- speed motor — two beautiful green self-turning bowls — all the finest features simplified and per fected. If not at your electric company or dealers. write Chicago Flexible Shaft Co.. 5577 Roosevelt Rd., Chicago. 42 years making QUALITY products. Mixmaster is one of Sunbeam ELECTRIC APPLIANCES MADE THE SUNBEAM APPLIANCES MAKE HAPPY HOMES if} Heac/quartert^ Connoisseurs of fine beverages want the very best. We are sole distributors for a carefully selected line of imported and domestic quality beverages. Gerolsteiner: A natural, sparkling table water, bottled at GeroFstein, Germany. Schweppe's: From London. Club Soda. Ginger Ale. Dry Ginger Beer. Quinine Water. Lemon and Lime Squash. Billy Baxter: Self-stirring beverages, Club Soda, Lime and Lemon Soda, Root Beer, Sarsaparilla and Ginger Ale. O'Keefe'sj Dry Ginger Ale. Quality beverages. We can supply all popular brands. Orders before 10 A.M. delivered to your door same day. No charge for suburban deliveries. Ell BM \ bHB viT* 1 imJ wwm Monogrammed Crystal. Handcut Polka-Dot Design. Cocktail Glass, $9.00 doz. Old Fashioned Glass, $10.00 doz. B, : <^^"* S Highball Glass, $12.00 doz. Llf^'J French Rock Crystal, Hand Engraved, 96 Pieces BmaX *¦¦ Now $300 Formerly $1,000 Only three sets available. L.""".: ¦.'""¦*"' Be sure to see them. OTTO SCHMIDT PRODUCTS CO. IMPORTERS 1229 S.Wabash Ave. CALUMET 4230 LANTZ • Importer 72 EAST OAK STREET December, 1932 73 GIVE YOUR HAIR This Xtnas Present + OGILVIE SISTERS' HAIR KIT A practical, intimate gift presented at the repeated requests of our many clients . . . an attractive kit, convenient for home treatment use ; compact, light and easy to pack for travel . . . contains shampoo, pomade, comb and a corrective individual tonic for oily or dry hair, falling hair or dandruff ... at $2.00 complete. Trained experts will tell you what Ogilvie Sisters' treatment your scalp requires. Free diagnosis at Salons of Saks-Fifth Avenue Chas. A. Stevens 8C Bros. Mandel Brothers Preparations and treatments at all smart Chicago department and drug stores. ^U^rJUrlM*. 604 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Paris Canada A. F. KRIETER HAIR STYLIST 946 MICHIGAN AVE. NORTH is pleased to an nounce: MISS IRIS and MISS JANET formerly at the Hulda Shop « « MISS STEWART and MISS MILTON formerly at theWom- an's Athletic Club « are now associated with him and are eager to service their personal clientele at this beautifully de corated and effi ciently equipped near north side A. F. Krieter Beauty Shop. TELEPHONE SUPERIOR 3470 OTHER SHOP 15 E. Washington Street CENTRAL 2505 THE NEW COLONIAL HOTEL AT NASSAU. ISLE OF JUNE Old Nassau By Hugh W. Bell NASSAU the accessible, the eco- nomical, has had its Chicago patronage extended of recent years. There is the regular yearTound service between New York and Miami and Nassau on the Munson Steam' ship Lines, weekly during the winter season and fortnightly the balance of the year. Air line service by the Pan American has brought it within two hours of Miami. Other coastal services meet the charter demand from Palm Beach. Climatically it has been found advantageous to move sometimes from the mainland during the depth of winter even in the south and behind the Gulf Stream shelter in the lovely Bahamas. Chicago to Nassau rail and ship is only 54 hours. The three hotels are on revised schedules and from about 36/' up to suites at 75/' one can have a single room or luxurious quarters on the American plan. Other rates are as low as 9/' per day in smaller pensions. Private homes cater to selected guests for five pounds a week and cottages and old Colonial mansions can be rented for from 100 pounds to 500 pounds for the season. Many of these are sites of former plantations and the environs are rich in palm, coconut, avocado pears, hibiscus and poinciana. Several have private bath' ing beaches and the fashionable daily assemblies at the Fort Montagu Beach and Paradise Beach are continental and sophisticated. It is a peculiarity of native charm which draws an' nually thousands back to the Baha' mas. The outer islands have quaint towns and settlements where life goes on very much as it did in the 17th Century. Fast motor vessels and auxiliary schooners trade between Nassau and these points with alluring names such as Eleuthera, Andros, Abaco, and San Salvador, discovery island of Christopher Columbus. Golf is played on the seaside links of the Bahamas Country Club three miles west of Nassau, and is a novel experience to many, for after a round on the 18-hole course — where the Bahamas Championship is contested annually by many players of note — one may take a dip in the sea, sun- bathe on the beach or lounge on the verandah of the club house and en' joy the fresh ocean breezes. Popular rendezvous for tennis are at the New Colonial and Fort Montagu Beach Hotels which attract hundreds of players daily. The courts are the scene of various interesting tourna- ments throughout the season. For thousands, fishing is a favorite pastime. King Fish, Amber Jack, Grouper and many varieties of small' er fish abound, while more thrilling sport is to be had with Tarpon and Bonefish at some of the islands within a few hours'1 cruising distance of Nassau. Cruising vessels can be had with reputable and skilled guides and the evening scene at hotel docks would delight Sir Isaac Walton as rod and line men describe their battles. In a recent letter from a Nassau visitor there were a few quite unforgettable words dc scriptive of the coming of night over Nassau. "Down sleepy Bay Street came a small donkey, a small two-wheel cart, and on the sacks of sisal sat perhaps the most contented human of all abroad at that time, a colored man with a beribboned hat of almost 1899 contours and brim. He sang a spir itual and now and again prodded his 'motive power' with a hard and naked foot. "Westward the golfers were as sembling after a swim and a shower 'to down one' — before motoring in. The Jungle Club and the Lighthouse were lighting up, the gleam of heavy damask and silver was upon the tables and the sparkling chain of lights some eight miles long came popping out on the extended waterfront of old Nassau. The 'glamourous dusk by immemorial walls' of which Neil Munro has written was quicksilver with the sparkling fronds straining through the light from 'dat Nassau moon' and over the scene was the delight of breezes that have a fresh ness not to be experienced excepting in trade wind nights, and a bugle in the barracks played the Last Post as for centuries it has sounded in Nassau LOUISIANE 120 EAST PEARSON North of the Water Tower DELAWARE 0903 Chas. Passerieu chef for 35 years of the New Orleans Louisiane brings those famous southern dishes of the south to you. Gaston Alciatore whose family since 1840 have conducted world famous restaurants in New Orleans is your host. The best food served in Chi- c ago since Rectors. mil I ie b. oppenheimer Not on Michigan Avenue Not in the Loop District but discriminating people find their way to this charming little salon be cause the prices are lower, the service more personal, the selection of gowns unusual. apt. 21 1 ambassador west The Gift of the Year World's Most Compact Radio — For all purposes — No larger than a couple of books — Can be carried anywhere with smart zip per cover — The International Kadette Radio. CHAS. T. WILT CO. 886 S. Michigan Avenue S22 W. Madison Street 74 The Chicagoan Shore LAND PARTIES are sti/Llsk parlies^ — always] Style is the making of your party. Simple or lavish — formal or informal— the individuality that you so much desire can be expressed solely through style. Hotel Shoreland — the accepted center of social activity — pro vides not only a variety of smart settings for your private party — but offers the experience and co operation of a perfected staff to work with you, to create ideas that will assure you a party of recognized style. Your guests will enthusiastically approve, for it will be a party stylish beyond the price you are asked to pay! HOTEL SHORELAND Chicago's Foremost Place to Live Chicago's Foremost Place to Dine 55th Street at the Lake 'Phone Plaza 1 000 Read Current Entertainment A concisely critical survey of the civil' ized interests of the Town on pages 6 and 7 of this and every issue of THE CHICAGOAN <5^ THE BAHAMAS COUNTRY CLUB. NASSAU. TOWN TABLES Mo rn ing — Noon — Nigh t [begin on page six] DRAKE HOTEL— Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. The new Gold Coast Room is open. Luncheons, $1.00. Dinner, $1.50. Clyde ("The Real") McCoy and his orchestra play. Cover charge, after nine, $1.00 week nights; $1.50 Saturdays. In the Italian Room, luncheon $0.50, $0.75; dinner, $1.00. CONGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Congress. Harrison 3800. The Joseph Urban Room, new and splendid, and without doubt the most beautiful supper room any where, has opened with Vincent Lopez and his orchestra after 10 p. m. Strictly formal Saturday evenings. HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Husk O'Hare, the "Genial Gentleman of the Air" and his boys are back in the Blue Fountain Room for their usual, long and always pleasant, Fall and Winter engagement. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Ran dolph. Franklin 2100. Always fun at College Inn, particularly Thurs' day (Theatrical) Nights. Ben Bernie, the incomparable Old Maestro, and his band. Mr. Braun leads the way. And those Saturday nights at the Bal Taberin. Mr. Clark is in charge. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 block — Sheridan Road. Mark Fisher and his orchestra play in the Marine Dining Room, concert and dancing, with dancing week'day evenings until 12:00 o'clock; Fridays until 1:00 a. m.; Saturdays, formal, until 2:00 a. m. Dinner $1.50. No cover charge to dinner guests except Saturday nights when there is a charge of $1.00. Dance admission week' nights, $1.00; Saturday nights $1.50. STEVENS HOTEL— 730 S. Mich igan. Wabash 4400. George Dev- ron and his band play in the main dining room. Dinner, $1.50. No cover charge. BLACKSTONE HOTEL — 656 S. Michigan. Harrison 4300. The traditionally fine Blackstone food and service. Margraff directs the String Quintette. Otto Staach is maitre. 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. HOTEL BELMONT— Sheridan Road at Belmont. Bittersweet 2100. Superb cuisine and quite perfect continental service in a most re fined dining room. Blue Plate dinner, $1.00. Other dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. GEORGIAN HOTEL — 422 Davis Street. Greenleaf 4100. Fine serv ice and foods. Where Evansto- nians and near'northsiders are apt to be found dining. PEARSON HOTEL— 190 E. Pear son. Superior 8200. Here you will find all the niceties in menu and appointments that bespeak re finement. SHORELAHD HOTEL— 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. The splendid Shoreland cuisine and hospitality are a delight to south- side diners-out. Several reasonably priced dinners. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. Rendezvous of the town notables and equally notable for cuisine and service. Luncheon, 65c. Dinner, $1.25. Theodore is maitre. 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 d'hote dinner, $1.50. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL— 1660 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. A pleasant place with an ample menu and alert service. Conven ient for the southside diners-out especially. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. Gifford is in charge. HOTEL WINDERMERE— E. 56th St. at Hyde Park Blvd. Fairfax 6000. Famous throughout the years as a delightful place to dine. Two dining rooms; no dancing. Dinners, $2.00, $1.50 and $1.00. EAST END PARK— Hyde Park Blvd. at 53rd St. Fairfax 6100. A popular dining place on the southside. Table d'hote dinner, $1.00. 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. ST. CLAIR HOTEL— 162 E. Ohio. Superior 4660. The new dining room is now open, with its con tinental Assorted Appetizer Bar, new appointments, decorations and indirect lighting effects. Dinners from $0.80 to $1.10. Luncheons from $0.50 to $0.75. EASTGATE HOTEL— 162 E. On tario. Superior 3580. A particu larly fine dining room with alert HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER'S ORIENTAL BALLROOM What a room for your next party? DISTINCTIVE- A glorious big ballroom. A mar velous spring constructed dance floor with a center panel of glass illuminated by 2000 subdued multi-colored lights. Novel and unique dancing and seating ar rangements. Spot lights that pa rade all the colors of the rainbow — lighting effects that no other ballroom provides. ECONOMICAL- For dinner-dances, banquets, etc., attractive menus at most reason able rates with no extra rental charge. Menus submitted with out obligation. For dances, meet ings, etc., where no menu is re quired, rentals are surprisingly low. A perfect amplifying system carries t e softest music, with all its sweetness of tone, to every corner of the room — and even a small orchestra can be given the power and "pep" of a large one. UNIQUE- Here is a room that will help you "put your party over". If you wish, seat your party on the glass panel and dance around them — or vice versa. Use the balcony for the Bridge players. Excellent cuisine. We offer our cooperation in creat ing new party ideas. WALTON PLACE JUST EAST OF MICHIGAN BLVD. Tapatco Dog Couch protects him from floor drafts Keeps him off furniture. Com fortable mattress filled with vermin-proof Kapok. Washable. Sanitary. Substantial bed (24 by 18 inches). Stands 5 inches from the floor. Lacquered in Forest Green, Orange or Mandarin Red. Mattress to match. Weight complete, 4 pounds. At Department Stores, Pet Shops, etc or prepaid on receipt of price. State color. $4.00 complete. Mattress alone $2.00. Special sizes quoted on request. The American Pad & Textile Co. Dept 24 Greenfield, Ohi* COUTHOUI FOR TICKETS December, 1932 75 Direct to every resort inthatsimny, desert- spiced garden of win ter rest and play, the "Garden of Allah." deluxe GOLDEN STATE LIMITED Rock Island- Southern Pacific No extra fare ARIZONA CALIFORNIA There Is No Finer Train Going to Phoenix ?— q uick- est by hours from Chicago. To El Paso— J uarez /Tucson , Chandler, Palm Springs, Agua Caliente?— the only through service. To San Diego — Coronado, Los Angeles, Santa Bar bara?-— through oldest, most romantic America- twenty -four hours of day light en route. Only 61 hours Chicago-Los Angeles. Morning and evening trains from Chicago. Stopover at Excelsior Springs, Mo.— a main line point. For further information, write L. M. ALLEN, V. P. and P. T. M. Rock Island Lines 718 La Salle St. Station Chicago, 111. 1297 ROCK ISLAND THE ROAD OF UNUSUAL SERVICE Smart, new ideas in hotel living! Discriminating people will immediately appreciate the new ideas in arrangements and appointments — the smart innovations and effective decorations in Hotel Pearson rooms, suites and complete housekeeping apartments. Here you will find a new degree of comfort — every desirable feature of a cultur ed hotel-home — a higher standard in hotel-living, with economies in rentals. The larger, more cheerful rooms and apartments will surprise you. Dining rooms — as spacious as in most pri vate homes. The distin guished beauty of the living rooms. Many other features that will delight you. Need we add — no hotel enjoys a better reputation? HOTEL PEARSO 190 East Pearson Street . Superior 8200 '3 ;3 Chicago quickens to '33. Fire nor water daunt Chicago. Chicago eyes caress the lake- Nor depression nor despair. front. Chicago moves on, come fair Chicago ears tingle to the weather come foul, impelled by mounting din of men on the nothing more understandable move. than Fate toward something as The world is coming to well dubbed Destiny. the Fair. Chicago does not explain itself, As a mighty spectacle has perhaps does not know an ex planation. mushroomed to magnificent maturity upon wastelands wrested from thwarted waters, Chicago simply goes on being Chicago. so has an irresistible Town un It is enough. leashed new, abundant vigor to duplicate its triumphs of '71 The Chicagoan goes on with and '93. Chicago. service and excellent cuisine. Din' ners from $0.60 to $1.00. NEW BISMARCK HOTEL— 17 1 W. Randolph. Central 0123. Ivan Eppinoff and his orchestra play for dinner and supper dancing from 7:00 p. m. to 1:00 a. m.; later on Saturday. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. No cover charge. T>usk Till Dawn MOHTMARTRE INN — 1 6 5 N . Michigan. Jimmy Meo and his or' chestra. Dancing till it's time to go home. French and Italian cuisine. TERRACE GARDENS — Morrison Hotel, 79 W. Madison. Franklin 9600. Carl Moore and his band play and there's the famous Mor rison kitchen to prepare your food. MAISONETTE RUSSE— 2800 Sher idan Road. Bittersweet 9485. Re modeled and redecorated with beautiful examples of Russian craftsmanship. An enlarged win- ter terrace, Gipsy dance orchestra and Russian and Gipsy entertain ment, and the famous Maisonette Russe cuisine. BL ACKHAWK— 139 N. Wabash. Dearborn 6262. Hal Kemp and his orchestra play. Service is alert and Blackhawk cuisine has always been known as perfect. FROLICS— 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. A grand floor show and Don Pedro and his band. THE RUBAITAT— 657 St. Clair. Delaware 8862. Eddie South and his international orchestra, direct from a three-year-tour, are drawing the crowds. GRAND TERRACE— 3955 South Parkway. Douglas 3600. Earl Hines, at the piano, and his band with the new Percy Venable revue. THE GRANADA — 6800 Cottage Grove. Dorchester 0074. Henri Gendron's orchestra and several better than ordinary acts. TABARIN TA" SALAAM— 875 Rush. Delaware 0533. Soft music, soft lights, magnificent hangings and rugs and tempting Turkish cuisine. BLUE GROTTO— Van Buren and Wabash. Webster 4122. Good floor show with Freddie Daw's band. No cover charge. Victor Muzii leads the way. PARAMOUNT— 16 E. Huron. Delaware 0426. The Town's cozi est club. Syd Lange and his boys provide the music and there's a floor show. No cover charge. CAFE DE ALEX— 80 W. Randolph. Andover 2438. "Gorde" Birch and his Texans and a Spanish floor show. No cover charge. JEFFERT TAVERN— 8301 South Chicago Avenue. South Chicago 10566. Corey Lynn and his or chestra. Away out south and a favorite spot for southsiders. No cover charge. BEACH VIEW— Wilson at Clar endon. Sunnyside 7515. Tweet Hogan and his band and a smart floor show. No cover charge. ORIENTAL GARDENS— 23 W. Randolph. Entertainment and Matt Devine and his orchestra. No cover charge. VIA L AGO— 837 Wilson Avenue. Al Handler and his band and en tertainment. No cover charge. CLUB LE CLAIRE— i 5 16 N. Clark. Buckingham 2160. Entertainment and Jules Novit and his orchestra. No cover charge. CHEZ PAREE— Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1655. Here's a new spot which you shouldn't miss — one of the best shows in town with Doris Robbins, June Maccloy and Ben Pollack and his music. SUHSET CAFE— 315 East 3 5th. Douglas 0670. Colored revue with Mack Swain and his KYW radio orchestra. No cover charge. SfL MeW Q/or/E 9Lul of Zjixive. \^h€M^nv ? ? ? ? Located just a few- steps from Fifth. Ave. L.xquisitely furnished . . . for transient and permanent residence. -I he Maauon restau rant has justly earned an international repu- tation lor its food and courteous service. At our readjusted tariff Economy Becomes Smart Socially RATES Oingle from . . . $5 -Double from . $7 jjuites Irom . . $10 (circulating ice ivater in every bathroom c/Ae ADISON 15 EAST 58th STREET at jMadison Ave., New York BERTRAM. VEAL, Managing Director Address THE HOSTESS Inquiries pertaining to the essentials of smart hospitality receive her personal consideration and immediate atten' tion. The Chicagoan 76 The Chicagoan A Pair of Homes "NEAR THE HEART OF EVERYTHING" The Parkshore Court • Suburban estate exclusiveness with im mediate accessibility to downtown Chicago and the 1933 Century of Progress Expos tion make residence in either the Flamingo or the Parkshore particularly desirable. • Both of these splendid hotels are situated on the new Leif Ericson drive, overlooking Lake Michigan and Jackson Park. at home You'll find pride and pleasure in welcoming your friends into a home in either of these hotels. The atmosphere of elegance and refinement, evident on every hand, will reflect your personal appreciation of life's finer things. • Telephones: FLAMINGO . . . Plaza 3800 PARKSHORE . . . Plaza 3100 The Flamingo Atthepresentmoment rentals areattheirlowestlevel. Now is an opportune time to decide upon your 1 933 home. We invite your inspection of these fine hotels. Parkshore Uo^e1^ ft am/ a/ go sqgflf3)Np» ^re^ery*^ "Good Will to Men" Christmas! Season of laughter and joy Gifts and good will to ail — and the opportunity to combine both by using Christmas Seals For Christmas Seals help prevent, find, and cure tuberculosis all year round. Use them generously on all Christmas packages, gifts, cards and letters, and let your business cor respondence proclaim,"Good health to all." THE NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL TUBERCULOSIS ASSOCIATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES Buy Christmas Seals CHICAGO'S ADDR6SS There is a certain distinction in the very act of choosing a home at Hotel Ambass ador or Ambassador East — the permanent residence of Chicago's social leaders — the accepted choice of visiting notables. Superlative accommodations to meet the requirements of every guest, from hotel rooms and kitchenettes to extensive suites. 1300 NORTH STATE PARKWAY December, 1932 77 Why the crowd— a wedding?''' N<9, its . . . an electric bridge tclbl.6 that shuffles and deals" They come. They see. They marvel. When a bridge table deals its own bridge hands —folks thai' 's news ! . . . Youwouldntbe- lieveit, but it's true— this Hammond Electric Bridge Table that shuffles and deals. Mag ically . . . Electrically . . . Astoundingly . . . And perfectly . . . Science in bidding . . . Science in playing . . . NOW— Won drous science solves the old-fashioned shuffle! Gone is the old hand-shuffle. The man ual deal's as legendary as the crank on a V-16. The Hammond Electric Bridge Table shuffles the deck and deals each player his hand by electricity— swiftly, surely, evenly— with never a miss or spill ! Bidding, playing, scoring, all are left unchanged. But the shuffle — the deal — are mechanically revolutionized. Into a little sliding drawer on the side of the table goes the unshuffled deck you've just finished playing. Click! The drawer is locked and a hidden motor is already shuffling and dealing 'em out— depositing each hand, be it grand slam or dud, in a con cealed tray before each player. And you, meanwhile, are bidding the hand that was shuffled and dealt while you played the other deck! You play while it shuffles and deals; it shuffles and deals while you play! No more annoying delays! No more inane conversation withpeople who bore you. Just bridge. The table's good looking— a real prize in any parlor. It's regulation size and walnut finished. The legs are strong enough to hold the full weight of your bulkiest guest. The legs fold up, too — the table stows away neatly. The padded top won't wrinkle and is proof against stains, spills and ashes. It lifts off so you can watch modern science do its stuff. Slip in the deck. That starts the automatic, scientific shuffling and dealing. While you play one hand, the next is being made ready Here's your new hand! The Hammond Elec tric Bridge Table deals it into a pocket in the side of the table — one in front of each player HAMMOND ELECTRIC BR I D G E TA B L E IT SHUFFLES AND DEALS Fair to all players (it deals off the top of the deck, in case you're interested), the Hammond Electric Bridge Table is guar anteed and builtas ^.precision electricalinstru- mentbyThe Hammond Clock Company, makers of America's finest Bichronous and Synchronous electric clocks. It sells for only $25. $40 buys a more de luxe model. Whether you use it nightly, or just keep it on file for gala occasions, you'll want one. See a demonstration at any high-class store where the latest in such things are sold. Made and guaranteed by The Hammond Clock Company of Chicago, who also make Amer ica's finest Bichronous and Syn chronous electric clocks — for exam ple, the popular Glenmora Model at $27.50— tax paid 78 The Chicagoan APARTMENT LIVING AT ITS BEST Jhddm.cliAse. YUrJJi. SlcU. X&ca il onrLA. All near the lake, whether near the loop or far away from it, as you choose. The utmost in convenience and taste impeccable service throughout THE SENECA .. 200 East Chestnut Street. The favorite residence of dis tinguished visitors to Chicago and the permanent home of many interesting personalities. One to five room apartments intelligently arranged for the maximum comfort and useful ness. A charming roof garden and an excellent dining room. No extra charge for room service. THE BARRY .. 3100 Sheridan Road. A fashionable neighborhood near the Chicago Yacht Club Harbor and to the southeast of Lincoln Parle. Five to eight room apartments with wood burning fireplaces, commodious closets and ample and convenienly arranged pantries, service halls and maid's rooms. Unfurnished. THE GEORGIAN .. in Evanston. A famous dining room, favorite of suburbanites and those who motor out from town. Suites of one to six rooms, each a complete home in size, furnishing and arrangement. The added luxury of spacious lounges, libraries and the roof garden. * We picked a Good Time to Move into our New Store WE'RE FAMOUS FOR SHIRTS And we make a point of having very special shirts for every occasion. French pique bosom dress shirts, $3 to $5. English madras shirts, $3.50. FRENCH MOIRE TIES That will be worn and en joyed. We're featuring them at §2.50 with countless other patterns for your choice. Spitalfield silk ties, $5. IMPORTED KNITTED NOVELTIES String gloves, and Angora mitts, equally good at driv ing cars and golf balls . . . and the best elan of Scotch Argyle plaid hose you'll find at $2.35. And now we're all set up for your Critical Christmas Buying \T7 E'VE a brand new store . . . and we know you'll like it. And since we're past masters at pleasing MEN who prize quality . . . we've outdone ourselves this year to make it easy for YOU to choose the right gifts for them. We're very fussy buyers ourselves ... in fact every piece of our merchandise that earns the right to bear the proud A. Starr Best label . . . has passed the acid tests of exclusive distinction. And since men about town have shown a decided preference for our sort of wearing apparel . . . we advise a gift that can be worn by men with com fort and pride. One pair of our VERY BRITISH Wool Hose . . . makes a very decent gift . . . and if you buy them by the dozen you won't be accused of extravagance. Our ties have never known a failure, when it comes to being acceptable in their own rights. We have underwear, pajamas, imported robes and gadgets . . . that are quite without par this side of London. So Be Critical . . . Be Discriminating. Buy your Christmas Gifts for Men and Boys at A. Starr Best's. yV^TATtR Best 1 /FINE CLOTHES jor MEN and BOYS 11 to 15 North Wabash Avenue (Just North of Madison Street) SATIN LOUNGING PAJAMAS Our own pet Deauville model at $8.50 (we've had shorts made to match). Deauvilles in English madras $5.00. SOMETHING NEW IN ROBES Made for us of Imported English Cricket cloth, bound with contrasting piping. The best robe we've had for years to sell at $25. SCOTCH CASHMERE MUFFLERS That are very special as gifts and very special at $4 and $5. Hand Knit Sweaters — A new wrinkle in sleeveless comfort at $12.50.