Eight Pages of JVorlds Fair Pictures In Color <tk e CWCAGOAN March, 1933 Price 35 Cents BUICK GIVES MORE AND BETTER MILES Refinement Evident in Every Detail 7ked-e ivfcbm £uic£ cabd JivM/y MlLLION-MlLE PROOF "More and better miles." Well, that's not hard to believe. Better miles? Naturally! The Buicks are all bigger this year — longer, for easier riding — and roomier. They have Fisher No Draft Ventilation, Individually Controlled. They have automatic shock absorbers — and a new type of frame for greater steadi ness. And the interiors are finished as carefully as a fine home. As for the number of miles, what can speak more eloquently than Buick records of the past? Many Buicks have given more than 200,000 miles of fine, reliable motoring. Right below are five examples of Buicks with a total of nearly a million and a quarter miles. And this year's develop ments have made the new Buicks even more enduring than those famous Buicks of the past. Yes, Buick gives more and better miles — just what every- O /T\l n ) one wants when he buys a motor car. The twenty new Buick body-types are offered at moderate prices on the liberal and convenient G. M. A. C. payment plan. All are Buicks through and through — with new Bodies by Fisher and Valve- in-Head Straight Eight Engine cushioned in rubber to give smooth ness with stability. All are fine, economical motor car investments. General Motors Value Buick thanks these owners for their kind permission to publish these facts about their cars. We invite you to •write us the story of your Buick, telling us of its mileage, travels, unusual performance feats, He. 240,000 MILES 1908 Buick Roadster . . . 240,000 miles of service up to January 1933 . . . still running . . . owned by Mr. W. F. Woods, 513 South Main, Eelvidere. III. 250,000 MILES 1918 Buick Touring Car. . . 250,000 miles of service up to January 1933 . . . still running. . . owned by Mr. Marshall B. Barnard, Fowler, Colo. 217,000 MILES 1924 Buick Roadster. . . over 217,- 000 miles of service up to January 1933 . . . still running . . . owned by Manitowoc Newspapers, Inc., Manitowoc, Wis. 370,000 MILES 1926 Buick Sedan . . . 370,000 miles of service up to January 1933 . . . still running . . . owned by Mr. John A. Erickson, 727 So. 6th St., Minneapolis, Minn. 146,660 MILES 193 1 Buick Eight Sedan . . . 146,' 660 miles of service up to January 1933 . . . "just beginning to runt" . . . owned by Mr. F. E. Fitzgerald, 4003 Carter Ave., Detroit, Mich. WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT, BUICK WILL BUILD THEM . . . BODY BY FISHER MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY ANNUAL SALE OF STERLING SILVER Sets of Six Teaspoons $5 Dinner Knives $10 Dinner Forks . $10 Salad Forks $5 Butter Spreaders $5 Bouillon Spoons . $5 Others proportionately. Wednesday, March First, opens this famous Annual Sale with a brilliant array of Sterling Silver at amaz ingly low prices. The entree dish photographed is $22. Modest, you'll admit considering its impressive weight and fourteen-inch size. The panelled water pitcher, five-pint capacity, is $38; the goblet, $4.50, and the heavy cocktail cup, $2.50. And do note the dramatic reductions in "Betsy Patterson" flatware for March only. Your initial engraved on each piece without charge and flannel rolls supplied with dozen-ware. THE SILVER ROOM, FIRST FLOOR Fancy Pieces Lemon Fork 50c Gravy Ladle $2.35 Jelly Server $1.35 Pie Server $2.25 Sugar Spoon $1 Large Cold Meat Fork . $2.75 Large Serving Spoon . .$2.75 March, 193 3 3 KEEP THE DIRT FROM DIGGING IN FOR THE SEASON A delightfully conscientious cream that cleans clean — liquefies instantly, dissolves dust and soot, smells like a June garden. What you rub off brings the dirt with it. The second application feeds the tissues and re stores the face you hoped you had when you looked in the mirror. As a skin-saver, it's a life-saver! 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Thieves are not interested in AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHEQUES They are your own personal money — safe and spendable everywhere. • • • For sale at ban\s and Express offices STAGE (Curtains, 8:30 and 2:30 p. m., Matinees Wednesday and Saturdays unless otherwise indicated.) zM"usicaI THE RED ROBIN— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Musical comedy, gay, re mantic, melodious, with Allan Jones, George Hassell and Martha Lorber. HATS OFF — National College of Education theatre. Fifth annual Northwestern University Waa-Mu musical show; cast of 1 50 men and co-eds. March 14-18 inclu- Drama THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS— Cort, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. Thomas W. Ross in a typical Thomas W. Ross comedy, evidently having something to do with the family upstairs. THE BRIDE RETIRES — Black- stone, 60 E. 7th St. Edna Hib- bard, Enid Markey and Mrs. Jacques Martin in a farce comedy by Henry Baron. ART GALLERIES ART INSTITUTE — Michigan at Adams. Annual show of paintings and sculpture by artists of Chicago and vicinity. ART CLUB — Wrigley Building. New artists of Soviet Russia. ACKERMAN'S— 408 S. Michigan. Exhibition of Currier and Ives color prints. ANDERSON'S— 536 S. Michigan. Exhibition of English portraits. A. STARR BEST, INC— 11-15 N. Wabash. Antiques, china, prints, silhouettes and other works of art in the Collector's Corner. R. BENSABBOT, INC.— 614 S. Michigan. Early Japanese and Chinese curios and art objects of all kinds. THE FAIR STORE— 8th floor. In door art show of work by Chicago s.rtists FINDLAT GALLERIES — Auditor ium Hotel Building. Exhibition of English paintings. CHESTER JOHNSON— 410 N. Michigan. Exhibition of French paintings. KATZ LITTLE GALLERY— Audi torium Tower. Paintings of heads by Gertrude Abercrombie, Fritzi Brod, Helen Mann and Paul Kelpe. M. O'BRIEN & SON — 673 N. Michigan. Exhibition of water colors by Sam Malmberg. INCREASE ROBINSON — Diana Court. Exhibition of Midwestern painters. ALBERT ROULLIER— 414 S.Mich igan. Exhibition of etchings by Forain. TATMAN, INC.— 62? N. Michigan. English china; modern and antique crystal service; lamps and furniture. GARRITT VANDERHOOGT— 410 S. Michigan. Prints by contempo rary artists. TAMANAKA & CO. — 846 N. Michigan. Chinese and Japanese art objects; oriental painting of all kinds. TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — Later 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. WAGTAYLE'S WAFFLE SHOP— 1205 Loyola Avenue. Briargate 3989. Another northside spot popular with the late-at-nighters. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE —632 N. Clark. Delaware 2020. The place to go when you're in fine fettle for fish and other sea food. SCHLOGLE'S— 37 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. WON KOW — 2235 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. LITTLE NORMANDY — 1 5 5 E. Erie. Delaware 2334. All the atmosphere that goes with the name and excellent American cuisine. LA LOUISIANE— 120 E. Pearson. Delaware 0860. Gaston of the Al- ciatores, famous family of restau rateurs, is again offering the superb dishes for which he is so well known. PITTSFIELD TAVERN—?? E. Washington. State 4925. Always a delightful spot for luncheon and tea while shopping, and for dinner later. MAILLARD'S — 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. Superiority of service and select cuisine, and its tradition, make it a favorite lunch eon, tea and dinner choice. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michi gan. Delaware 1187. An atmos phere of refinement and a variety of excellently prepared and served dishes. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Delaware 3942. A noble old Ger man establishment with good, solid victuals prepared and served in the German manner. SALLY'S WAFFLE SHOP— 4650 Sheridan Road. Sunnyside 5685. One of the northside's institutions; grand place for after-a-night-of-it breakfasts. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Michigan. Superior 1184. What with its lovely little courtyard, it's something of a show place and always well attended by the better people. ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHGLISH GRILL — 316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. Wabash 1088. The critical tastes of the clientele give unneeded stimulus to the chef. 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. CHARM HOUSE— 800 N.Michigan. Superior 4781. At the Old Water Tower. Quaint, beautiful interior, excellent cuisine and service and reasonable prices. ]OSEPH 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. 1400 RESTAURANT— 1400 Lake Shore Drive. Whitehall 4180. Well-cooked food at reasonable prices combine to add enjoyment Gertrude Gheen Robinson CONSULTANT of MISS GHEEN, INC INTERIOR DECORATORS • 620 N. Michigan Avenue CHICAGO • 54 E. 57th St. New York Superior 4400 TRANSAMERICAN AIRLINES Luxurious airliners leave at fre quent intervals throughout the day from Municipal Airport for South Bend, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Buffalo and the East. Direct connections with Amer ican Airways now provide through service to 79 important cities throughout the United States. Passenger-Express Plane Departures Planes leave daily at 8:30 A.M., 9.00 A. M., 1:30 P. M. and 4:30 P.M. Fast service— Low Fares to everywhere in America. \0% reduction on round trip tickets. Phone State 7710 for reservations. ^Transamerican Aidin.es Gup. Division of American Airways 6 The Chicagoan * sum mflRT *¦ bv APPOirrnnenT to hgr mnjesTV the CHicflcoon ART GALLERIES M. O'BRIEN & SON Established 1855 Water colors of Tahiti by Sam Malm- berg. New dog etchings by Marguerite Kirmse. We maintain our own shop for the correct framing and restoring of pictures. 673 North Michigan Superior 2270 THE OHM GALLERY Rare old master paintings. Modern pictures at moderate prices. Cleaning, relining, restyling. All paintings by expert craftsmen. Frames of character. 3 1 Diana Court 540 N. Michigan Superior 7100 BOOKS Strange and Exotic Books WILLIAM TARG, Bookseller 808 1/2 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 CORSETS THE CORSET HOSPITAL Rejuvenates old foundation garments — spe cializes in redesigning, cleaning and repair ing of any corsets. MRS. L. M. MAC PHERSON I 5 E. Washington Street 609 Venetian Building Dearborn 6765 FRENCH PASTRY MRS. M. L. CASSE FRENCH PASTRY Bri°cne Croissant 9461/2 Rush Street FURRIERS FURRIERS— CONTINUED H. WALZER & CO. Fine Furs Since 1896 A new spring collection of the latest mod els in jackets, scarfs and capes. 2 1 5 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 After March 15th the Walton Hemstitch ing Shop will continue in its new quarters at 840 North Michigan Avenue, above Saks Fifth Avenue. 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 0305 H. C. HOWARD Stage Director Offering interesting courses in light opera, voice, drama, radio television, stage danc ing, public and social speaking. Under supervision of stage and radio experts. THE H. C. HOWARD SCHOOL OF THE THEATER 1 1 I East Oak Street Superior 1704 OHM SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES 540 N. Michigan Suite 31 — Diana Court INSTRUCTION— CONTINUED RENTAL LIBRARIES FURS BY DU CINE Restyle your discarded fur garments into fashionable new capes to wear with un- tnmmed suits and coats. DU CINE Importer and Manufacturer Diana Court 540 North Michigan Avenue Superior 9073 French German Italian Spanish DRESS DESIGN AND STYLING Godair's Bridge Scoring Pads Professional training or programs for Per- Designed and edited by E. M. Lagron, sonal Use. French method freehand Cut- radio expert. 300 to 1200 piece picture ting — Draping, advanced Sewing projects, puzzles. Rental library. Play the old-new Sketching, Color, Ideas, Study of Style fireside game— cribbage. Trends, Merchandising. JOSEPH J. GODAIR Vogue School of Fashion Art 1 0 East Division Street 1 1 6 S. Michigan Blvd. Delaware 8408 Call Superior 7100 Ask for a Demonstration Lesson INTERIOR DECORATION Professional training for Business or Per sonal Use — Individual Advancement — Ar rangement, Color, Period and Contem porary Styles, Fabrics, Estimating and Rendering, Styling and Merchandising. Under personal supervision of RUTH WADE RAY Director of Vogue School 1 I 6 S. Michigan Blvd. JEWELERS AND SILVERSMITHS Makers of hand wrought jewelry, bracelets, pendants, rings, key chains, monogram jewelry, also objets d'art. Ten per cent 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 RHEUMATISM Doctors recommend MOUNTAIN VALLEY WATER 739 W. Jackson Blvd. Call Monroe 5460 MODERN DECORATION MODERN DECORATIVE ARTS SECESSION, LTD. 1 1 6 E. Oak St. Telephone Whitehall 5733 Harold O. Warner Robert Switzer, Jr. MODISTE MME. ALLA RIPLEY Incorporated New spring models are now ready — in suits, dresses and coats. 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 town and travel Suite 1820 8 So. Michigan Blvd. at Madison Telephone State 5710-5711 For the Bridle Path — select correct riding apparel from Meurisse and riding boots from the old established Aiston House. 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 3571-4955 REFRIGERATION SERVICE All Makes of Electric Refrigerators Repaired, overhauled and maintained. Prompt, efficient service — reasonable rates. REFRIGERATION MAINTENANCE 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 MEURISSE 8 So. Michigan Dearborn 3364 Custom Made RIDING BOOTS For park— polo — field and hunting AISTON Established London 1778 Chicago Shop 8 So. Michigan Central 422 I 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 1 1 7 E. Oak St. Phone Superior 7116 SPORTS WEAR ALICIA MARSHALL'S HAND KNITTED SUITS Quality and good taste at the right price. Smart spring models. 540 N. Michigan Ave. Superior 2799 STATIONERS Cards for announcement of any occasion, designed in our own studio and cannot be obtained elsewhere. Stationery, unusual printing, etc., copy prepared. LEONARD STUDIO 47 East Chicago Avenue Delaware 2112 WOMEN'S APPAREL FRANCES R. HALE 1660 E. 55th St. Distinctive Clothes for the Woman and the Miss Mayfair Hotel at Hyde Park Blvd. Fairfax 7910 March, 1933 7 TO C. J. BULLIET THE ABOVE ESCUTCHEON IS OFFERED BY SANDOR. for the diner out. Seven course dinner on week days, $0.75; dinner de luxe, Sundays and Holidays, $1.00; also a la carte service. L'AIGLOH— 11 E. Ontario. Dela ware 1909. A grand place to visit. Handsomely furnished, able cater- ing, private dining rooms and, now, lower prices. MAISON CHAPELL— 1142 S. Michigan. Webster 4240. Where those who are connoisseurs of ex cellent French cuisine assemble for the pleasure of an evening. CTRO'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. 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. CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Superior 9697. Castilian catering and atmosphere — you can almost hear the castanets click in your coffee. EARLY AMERICAN TEA SHOP — 664 Rush. Delaware 5494. Real old fashioned service and food; bridge breakfasts and buffet dinners every Monday. Don't miss the antiques. HUTLER'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. Of what importance is the scarcity of good restaurants in the neighbor hood when there Eitel's is? BR ADSH A W'S— 620 N. Michigan. Delaware 2386. A pleasant spot for luncheon, tea or dinner. Quiet and restful, and the catering is notable. THE SPAHISH TEA ROOM— 126 S. Washington St., Naperville. On State route No. 18 (Ogden Ave.). Noted for its famous home cook ing. THE VERA MEGOWEN TEA ROOMS— 501 Davis, Evanston. A smart dining spot where Evan- stonians and northsiders like to meet and eat. A BIT OF SWEDEH— 1011 Rush. Delaware 1492. European cooking and atmosphere. Famous for its smorgasbord. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Di- versey 2322. The home of the famous strawberry waffle whether it be early or late. RIVEREDGE— On the Des Plaines River, route 22, V2 mue east OI Milwaukee Avenue at Half Day. Rather a trip, but worth it to get away from it all. The cuisine is excellent HENRICI'S — 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. When better coffee is made Henrici's will still be without orchestral din. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Delaware 3688. Swedish service and food stuffs. You'll leave in that haze of content that surges over a well-fed diner. JACQUES— 180 E. Delaware. Dela ware 0904. A peculiarly intrigu ing French dining room where the sweet amenities of service and cuisine prevail. PELLEGRINI— 181 N. Clark. Dear born 63 53. One of the Town's most typical Italian restaurants. Table d'hote dinners, $0.75 and $1.00. 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 SAHDWICH SHOPS— There are eleven locations in the Down town section. Tempting foods promptly served. zooming — Noon — Nigh t PALMER HOUSE— State, Monroe, Wabash. Randolph 7500. In the Empire Room an extensive, choice, 7-course De Luxe Dinner, $1.50; music by the famous Ensemble which broadcasts over "W-G-N." In the Fountain Room, dinner at $1.25. Likewise in the Empire Room, Special Shore Dinner, pre senting the utmost in seafood cuisine, $1.50. 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. DRAKE HOTEL— Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. The new Gold Coast Room is grand. Luncheons, $1.00. Dinner, $1.50. Clyde McCoy and his orchestra play. Cover charge, after nine, $1.00 week nights; $1.50 Satur days. COHGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Congress. Harrison 3800. The Joseph Urban Room, new and splendid, and without doubt the most beautiful supper room any where, is popular with Don Irwin and his orchestra and Robert Royce. Strictly formal Saturday evenings. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Ran dolph. Franklin 2100. Always fun at College Inn, particularly Wednesday (Theatrical) Nights. Frank Libuse, the clowning waiter, and his gang. Mr. Braun leads the way. Maurice Sherman plays Saturdays at the Bal Tabarin. HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Dell Coon and his orchestra play in the Blue Fountain Room. Dinner, $1.00. Saturday nights, $1.50. NEW BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. Art Kassel and his melodious orchestra and excellent entertainment in the Walnut Room from 7:00 p. m. to 1:00 a. m.; later on Saturday. Din ners, $1.50 and $2.00. No cover charge. STEVEHS HOTEL— HO S. Mich igan. Wabash 4400. George Dev- ron and his band play in the main dining room. Dinner, $1.00. No cover charge. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. Rendezvous of the town notables and equally notable for cuisine and service. Luncheon, 65c. Dinner, $1.25. Theodore is maitre. 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. 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. 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. THE SHOREHAM— 3318 Lake Shore Drive. Bittersweet 6600. The dining room is operated by Mrs. Look, whose name is synony mous with good food. Serving table d'hote and a la carte at all hours. HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER— 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, $1.00 and up; in the Cof fee Shop, $0.90. THE CHURCHILL— 1255 N. State. Whitehall 5000. You really ought to try the home-cooked meals at this inviting dining room that spe cializes in hors d'oeuvres. Lunch eon, $0.50. Dinners, $1.00; Sun days, $0.85; Sunday evenings, $1.25. THE GRAEMERE— 3330 Washing ton Blvd. Van Buren 7600. In keeping with the tone of lovely Graemere, its dinner rendezvous has taken hold. It is now recog nized as the finest on the West Side. 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. ORLANDO HOTEL— 2371 E. 70th St. Plaza 3500. One of South Shore's most delightful tea rooms; reasonably priced, excellent foods. 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. SHORELAND 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. EASTGATE HOTEL— 162 E. On tario. Superior 3 580. A particu larly fine dining room with alert service and excellent cuisine. Din ners from $0.60 to $1.00. HOTEL WINDERMERE— E. 56th St. at Hyde Park Blvd. Fairfax 6000. Famous throughout the years as a delightful place to dine. Two dining rooms; no dancing. Dinners, $2.00, $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. Dusk Till Dawn CHEZ PAREE— Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1655. The handsomest night spot in Town and certainly one of the best floor shows. Doris Robbins heads the entertainment and Ben Pollak and his orchestra play. FROLICS— 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. Texas Guinan and her Gang of gorgeous gals and Ralph Cook, her comic. Dick Rock and his orchestra. Mr. Griffin leads the way. GRAND TERRACE— 3955 South Parkway. Douglas 3600. Earl Hines and his band will be back on the job soon. Meanwhile Erskine Tate and his orchestra play. Ed Fox oversees. VANITY FAIR — Broadway at Grace. Buckingham 3254. Good floor show. Cliff Winehill is master of ceremonies and he could easily double for Jimmy Durante. Charlie Straight and his band play. No cover charge, but $2.00 minimum charge Saturdays. TERRACE GARDENS — Morrison Hotel, 79 W. Madison. Franklin 9600. Don Pedro and his orches tra and a floor show headed by Alice Blue. And there's the famous Morrison kitchen. KIT-KAT KLUB— 606 N. Clark. Delaware 0421. Where you can dance and dine till breakfast time. Freddie Janis and his orchestra and a better than ordinary floor show. No cover charge. BLACKHAWK— 139 N. Wabash. Dearborn 6262. Hal Kemp and his orchestra play. Service is alert and Blackhawk cuisine has always been known as perfect. THE PLAYGROUND — 7th and Wabash. Carl Lorrain and his orchestra and a floor show headed by Earl Rickard. PARAMOUNT— 16 E. Huron. Delaware 0426. Nan Blakstone heads the floor show and Billy Carr is M. C. Sid Lang and his orchestra play. No cover charge. 8 The Chicagoan Visit the Shops in the Pittsfield Building Chicago's Foremost PRESCRIPTION DRUG STORES Although we devote our major efforts to the accurate com pounding of prescrip tions, our patrons find here a complete stock of approved drug staples as well as any other merchandise which rightfully be longs in a properly conducted, modern pharmacy. WRIGHT LAWRENCE Main Floor, Pittsfield Bldg. Marshall Field Annex, 13th Floor 24 N. Wabash Ave. The PITTSFIELD TAVERN LUNCHEON 35c to 50c TEA DINNER 50c to 75c • Delicious Food Prompt Service A DELIGHTFUL RENDEZVOUS ENTRANCE OFF MAIN LOBBY BEAUTY Individualized hair-shaping and waving, platinum tipped nails plus unexcelled beauty service are a few of the reasons why The Modern Woman Prefers Suite 431 Pittsfield Bldg. 1215 E. 63rd St. Franklin 9801 Fairfax 8822 Located in the heart of the loop. Chicago's leading shop and professional building. A few desirable shops and offices available. PITTSFIELD BUILDING 55 E. Washington St. Wabash and Washington Streets F. W. Boy den, Manager Always Particular With Your Flower Orders LOOP ^ FLOWER SHOP Comer Washington and Wabash RANDOLPH S788 FURS for Spring and Summer wear . . . which set fash ion's vogue for smart Chi- cagoans . . . are now on display . . . the capelette shown above is merely one of our new creations. Let us store your winter furs. Phone us — Randolph 8177— to call for them. RAMSPERGER & LARSON, INC. SUITE 500 PITTSFIELD BUILDING March, 1933 GUIDE TO WELL-FILLED BOARDS wa m of &toeben" The Most Unique Dining Room In Chicago — Invites You All — Chicagoans and visitors to enjoy a truly good luncheon or dinner in a charming Swedish atmosphere so that your soul as well as youi body may be nourished. Food and Service Par Excellent LUNCHEON 11:30 TO 2:30 P. M. 50 and 75 CENTS DINNER 5:30 TO 9:00 P. M. $1.00 and $1.35 SUNDAY DINNERS I TO 9 P. M. $1.00 and $1.25 1011 RUSH ST. Phone: Delaware 1492 Early American TEA SHOP formerly at Barrington, 111. i?nV^hi°n-ed service a«d food ln a Arming home atmosphere Monday-Dinner Lh dREr;dge .inci«ded $1.00 TelebhonTT ndge lncluded W-50 telephone -for reservation for special parties o.^5fflT-SHEPH^RuihSlrert So*«ll,l.°*0ei«ere°lM 1*1 0$ *<><* 0C£ ?*«? ^* *T?. Bar Th<*ende «ar*.»«»*. f° TLj*- rter tk~„. THE dRake 3 Part, *es. 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The Restaurant \ Good Friends Recommend Luncheons, Teas or Dinners Delicious food, quiet surroundings, wood fires, soft candle lights A friendly place for comfortable conversation — a distinctive place for delightful meals. Private Parties and Banquets Arranged £e petit Q ourmet 619 Michigan Avenue, North Superior 1184 ipect*'**D *nn er*fotL emensi IRELAND'S ea SO/, PiiiECRINI CHICAGO'S REAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT TAEL?cDJHOTE DINNER 75c, $1.00 and $1.50 Special Diaae„ Prepared by Request 181 NORTH CLARK ST. DEARBORN 6353 pine iiid Dance at »«»x -ussfc •tv, ckveI ?atfvo^o0, 27^ X^o: rtVv ** a&oo Shet»4 i lift i.i ght' CV»1 r,o 0DT 4? March, 1933 11 MARTHA WEATHERED suits are chosen for various occasions Because There Really Is Something Different About Them. They Possess a Smartness Noticeably Lacking in Imitations. Whether You Require a Size Twelve or a Forty-Two We Have An Extensive Collection of Styles From Which to Select. New Spring Styles Are Being Received Daily Our S portswear Department Is Showing Inimitable Styles GOWNS SUITS COATS MILLINERY SPORTSWEAR MARTHA WEATHERED SHOP IN THE DRAKE HOTEL WEATHERED MISSES SHOP 950 NORTH MICHIGAN CORNER OAK STREET 12 The Chicagoan CI4ICAG0AN THIS page, by journalistic tradition and compositor's connivance the last to go to press, is written on the afternoon of March 4. Since Washington's Birthday the staff has been earnestly engaged in dispatching the pages fore and aft, ears closed to tidings dark, darker, darkest, eyes intent upon production of an issue befitting the entry of The Chicagoan upon its seventh year. An hour ago the vital voice of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, triumphant over a portable radio and a million mightier impediments, confirmed the office personnel in its unfaltering faith that there never was reason for them to do otherwise, that the civilization they serve and the standards by which they measure their service are and shall be secure. Coincidence of The Chicagoan's seventh year with President Roosevelt's first has been duly celebrated over the luncheon table, and so to work. The six years elapsed since inauguration of The Chicagoan as a journal of the civilized interests have straddled the greatest economic upswing and the severest depression in graphed history. Contempo rary enterprises have been broken by both, as many by the rise as by the fall, but The Chicagoan has gone steadily forward, recording each year a better performance, expanding unspectacularly its topical province and its zone of influence. It sits erect at the table behind a stack of not too many blue chips, nor yet too few, and awaits the new deal with complete confidence in the dealer. The Chicagoan is not unaware of its good fortune, nor unapprc ciative. Neither is it proud. It attributes its success to no magical formula, to no superhuman industry or phenomenal foresight, no prodigious combination of zeal, inspiration, fortitude, understanding and allied virtues. It does attribute it, squarely, to the unsung steadfastness of that substantial, competent, cultured minority — the responsible element in any civilization and in any phase thereof — to which The Chicagoan was and is dedicated. Of that steadfastness neither we nor our country can be too proud. ' | *HE expansion of topical province mentioned above continues this •*¦ month with addition to the contributor staff of Mr. Parker Wheatley and Miss Kathryn E. Ritchie. The former's Revelry By T^ight impresses us as the first soundly informative, unprejudiced and intellectually honest treatment of radio to emerge from the welter of wisecracking, wishwriting and whitewashing that has obscured that institution throughout its infancy. The latter's Guests Are Coming dares to mention the fact that residents hereabout are going to be visited to the breaking point this summer and to suggest certain simple things to do about it. Mr. Wheatley's knowledge of his sub' ject derives from an extremely active part in the conduct of the matters whereof he writes — he is program director of the Town's pioneer broadcasting station — and Miss Ritchie's qualifications are well known to readers of Arts and Decoration, The House Beautiful and kindred periodicals. Contrariwise, we start our seventh year without benefit of Mrs. Caroline S. Krum's accustomed report on the status of Society for February, a feature that will be renewed in the May issue. It's a boy at the Krums'. TX7E urge your attention to a somewhat detailed description, on * page 47, of The Chicagoan World's Fair Book. You will note, in the list of contributors, that the names of Mr. Milton S. Mayer and Mr. A. George Miller lead all the rest. That is as it should be. These talented and tireless gentlemen have distanced the whole regrettably scattered field of contemporary journalists record' ing the progress of A Century of Progress Exposition. Functioning without portfolio, they have been gratuitously if inaccurately identi' fied by a steadily growing circle of engrossed followers as the official chroniclers of the Fair. This they are not, if it matters. They are, however, the author and illustrator of To the Brave Belongs the Fair, announced as a feature of the April number of Vanity Fair, which we mention here to the end that your file of the Mayer-Miller papers on the Exposition may be augmented by purchase of that magazine. We are consciously garrulous on the subject of The Chicagoan World's Fair Book. We feel that we have reasons to be, the least of which, mentionable solely in defense of our discursiveness, is the fact that it is to be published on a not'for'profit basis and fundamentally as The Chicagoan's contribution to the cultural aspect of the occa sion. We have believed, and frequently reiterated the belief, that A Century of Progress Exposition, focusing world attention upon Chicago, making it a world meeting place and putting the Town upon its mettle, will inevitably enhance the prestige of the Town. We have stated that it is the plain duty of every Chicago institution to exert itself to the limit of its capacity to guarantee the fullest possible measure of success to the Fair and a maximum of guest esteem for the host city. We have not stated, but do now, that this plain duty is being blandly disregarded by far too many Chicago institutions, far too many of which are newspapers. We are happy to refer readers who may be stirred as we are by this pathetic apathy to a striking point made by Mr. Mayer in his article in this issue — that every successful world's fair has been held during a depression, whereas every world's fair held during a boom has been a failure. If precedent is dependable, the present state of affairs is ample guar antee of success for A Century of Progress Exposition. HPHE coming of Cavalcade to the cinema has been heralded as (1) the beginning of a new epoch in affairs of the screen and (2) the beginning of a new and ghastlier epoch in affairs of the stage. The film is a topic of popular discussion in informed circles. That it possesses qualities uncommonly come upon in dramatic commodities manufactured in Hollywood, where it was made, may not be denied. That it possesses qualities commonly, or even uncommonly, come upon in the personal theatre may be. That its coming means anything at all with respect to the status of the stage, present or future, is clearly untrue. The prominence of its author, Mr. Noel Coward, in affairs of the stage, probably accounts for the confusion. Mr. Coward was author of The Animal Kingdom, unreeled at the Palace without undo emphasis, and nothing whatever happened to either branch of the show business in consequence. Mr. Coward is author of Design for Living, current on Broadway, and neither does that fact seem to make any difference. Cavalcade is splendid cinema. Housed and exhibited twice daily as it is at the Erlanger, it may have the effect of bringing back to the box office line many recently absentee devotees of the stage. Dr. Boyden of the drama department reports that their return is too long overdue for comfort. rT,HE passing of Mr. Ernie Schaaf, ensuant upon but officially in ¦*¦ no wise as a result of a meeting at fisticuffs with Mr. Primo Camera, probably will not mark the end of prize-fighting as a legal sport in America. Unquestionably, it should. Rather, the end should have been marked long before the Schaaf'Carnera match was con' ceived. It should have been marked, if not before, on the night when Mr. Gunboat Smith pronounced the punch'drunk Sharkey winner over a smiling Schmeling. Whatever was left of glory in the tradi' tion of the manly art died at that moment. It had been ailing for a long time. The world of sport is not the pretty place — the training school for citizenship, the testing ground for life — that theory paints it. Mr. Jim Londos is an unliquidated liability. Mr. Sharkey is a distressingly frozen asset. All the heroes are gone and their pedestals remain vacant. Only the horses and the baseball players carry on — and there's reasonable doubt about some of the ball players. Perhaps it was civilization, instead of prosperity, that Mr. Hoover's scouts sighted around that corner. This is Packard's challenge to 1933 WITH the three new Packards presented at the Show this year, Packard issues a challenge — a chal lenge to the year 1933 to produce another car, foreign or domestic, of equal excellence. This is not bravado. Packard knows fine cars, and has never built finer ones. These new Packards have sur vived tests that have broken other fine cars to pieces. They offer an ease of handling, quiet, comfort, and ad justability to personal preference that we sincerely believe no other car can offer you. See the three new Packards. They are the new Eight; the new Super Eight; and the new Twelve. In quality, all three are alike. They differ only in size and added richness of appointments and in power. In these cars, the actual effort of driving has been so minimized that any one of them can be handled as easily by a 90-pound woman as by a 200-pound man. You will want to see the improve ments that make this possible. The new cushion clutch that can be dis engaged almost by the weight of the foot alone. The new brake selector on the dash, that adjusts the power brakes to any desired pressure — that enables a woman's daintily-shod foot to stop the car as quickly and easily as a man can stop it. You will want to see the steering gear that makes steering so easy it is almost automatic. The transmission that is quiet in all speeds — even in reverse — and that can be shifted from one speed to another by the pressure of a single finger. The im proved and exclusive Packard ride control that gives you your choice of three perfect rides. Use the one you like best. You will probably look for a choke on the dash, and find there isn't any. The choke is entirely automatic. The motor starts perfectly in any weather. The carburetor can never flood. You will want to try the new ven tilation control that gives you any amount of fresh air you desire, even in a driving rainstorm — yet com pletely banishes draughts. You will want to sink into the cushions that were contoured by a famous ortho pedic surgeon to let you ride without fatigue. You will want to see the new safety headlights that permit top- speed driving on the blackest night — and that spotlight the ditch when you're passing other cars. You will be interested in the story of an engineering miracle — how Packard has increased the power and speed and acceleration of these three cars, yet has reduced oil consump tion and increased the mileage from every gallon of gas. You will be interested in learning how Packard, through the creation of a marvelous new lubricating system, has halved upkeep costs by doubling the life of the motor's moving parts. Once you have seen these new Packards, the thing you will want most of all is to get behind the wheel on an open road. This we invite you to do. Whether you expect to buy a new car at once or not, arrange to drive one of the new Packards. Take it over a road you know by heart. Compare it with your present car. Compare it with every other fine car 1933 can offer you. We believe that then you will agree with us — that the new Packards are not only the finest cars Packard has ever produced, but the finest cars America has ever seen. The New Packard Eight, 120 horsepower, TheNewPackardSuperEight,145horsepower, The New Packard Twelve, 160 horsepower, 14 body types. Priced from $2150 at Detroit 12 body types. Priced from $2750 at Detroit 11 body types. Priced from $3720 at Detroit PACKARD MOTOR CAR COMPANY OF CHICAGO The Chicagoan Chicagoana About People and Things Local, — But, It Seems ; Mostly About People Conducted by Donald Plant BEFORE we knew it these several pages rather got away from us and became what seems to us to be column after column of items of a more or less biographical nature. It's probably pretty lucky that it didn't turn out to be a country newspaper style (some columnists think so anyway) sort of thing — "We're mighty glad Hal Ickes got that Washington job." You couldn't have stuck it; neither could we. Harold L. Ickes, who, as we go to press, is slated for appointment as Secretary of the Interior in President Roosevelt's cabinet, dc veloped an interest in politics early in his college career, old records at the University of Chicago recently disclosed to us. He entered the City Grey on the Midway from Engle- wood High School in 1893, the second year of the University's existence. In his sophomore year, young Ickes became secretary-treasurer of the campus Republican Club and served as president of the group in his senior year. He was also picked as delegate to the Republican College League Convention. Though several of his classmates recall him as being a quiet sort of student, Ickes had an active undergraduate career. Before he re ceived the A.B. degree in 1897 he served as managing editor of the University of Chicago Weekly, treasurer of the University debating society, manager of the varsity tennis associa tion and member of the track squad. He was also a member of the Washington Prom and senior class executive committees. His frater nity was Phi Delta Theta. His wife, Mrs. Anna Wilmarth Ickes, now a member of the Illinois legislature, entered the University in the same class with her hus band, and a son, Raymond Ickes, is now a member of the sophomore class at the Uni' versity and is on the varsity swimming team. After receiving his bachelor's degree, Ickes became a newspaper reporter. He entered the University of Chicago Law School in 1904, shortly after it was established, and received the J.D. degree in '07, with honors. In 1911 he supported Professor C. E. Merriam's can didacy for mayor. We learned, too, that another University of Chicago graduate, James Pinckney Pope, who was a law student in the class following that of Ickes, is in Washington as senator from Idaho, and Mrs. Daniel M. McCarthy, who won a law degree at the University in 1920, is in Congress as a representative from Kansas. Royal Scot ' I *HE Illinois Central people have definite A word from Sir Josiah Stamp, chairman of the London Midland 6? Scottish Railway, of Great Britain, that his people have decided to send over to America their famous and crack Royal Scot Express for the Century of Progress Exposition. Before it is displayed on tracks adjoining the Travel and Transportation Building, and again at the close of the Fair, arrangements have been made, in cooperation with the American and Canadian railroads for the Royal Scot to make extensive tours of the North American continent, visiting the prin cipal cities and towns both in the States and Canada. This will be the first opportunity the American public will have had to inspect a complete British train. In 1893 an engine named "Queen Empress" and two passenger coaches were sent by the Lon don and North Western Railway (now a part of the L. M. S.) to the World's Colum bian Exposition. Now, just forty years later, the Royal Scot, descendant of the Queen Empress and with a tradition almost as old as the railway industry itself, will demonstrate the striking progress and development which has taken place in British passenger train construction. The engine picked to make the trip is No. 6100 Royal Scot, precursor of seventy locomo tives of the same type which rank as the most powerful passenger express engines on the London Midland 6s? Scottish system. Engine No. 6100 is at present at the Crewe Works of the L. M. S. undergoing a complete over hauling and getting all prettied up for her overseas journey, and work on the coaches is nearing completion at the Derby shops. The train itself will be composed of eight of the most modern type cars: third class cor ridor brake, third class vestibule coach, electric kitchen car, first class corridor vestibule coach, lounge car, third class sleeping car, first class sleeping car and first class corridor brake. "say, buddy, wanna buy a blackjack cheap?" The Last Supper 1\/TANY long years ago, in Germany, a young fellow named Lang and his young wife began to beget children. Two of them were, much to their father's joy, boys. They in turn begat; one begetting Anton and the other begetting Alois. Anton went in for Oberammergau his trionics in a big way, starting with small walk-on parts every ten years, probably play ing Roman soldier parts with spears and accoutrement for a few decades until he'd worked up to the lead role. He dramatized this with such fidelity to the accepted versions that the critics acclaimed him, said that his name ought to be in the lights; the audience was wowed out into the aisles of Oberam' mergau; and Anton capitalized by selling pottery ash trays in the better Avenue shops of the better cities. Alois, his cousin, was a studious fellow who went in for culture in a large way. He turned his back on Oberammergau some forty years ago, tried New York, Chicago and finally set tled down in the quiet purlieu of Grand Rapids. Master musician, artist of merit, sculptor of note and wood carver extraordi nary, day by day he went about his tasks as head of the ecclesiastical art department of the American Seating Company. The com pany, in addition to making the only com fortable theatre seats sat in by Chicagoans (witness those in the Big House by the River — Mr. Insull's, we mean), completely outfits schools and churches. Alois was good — which accounts for his present one-man show in the Lytton Building. Probably the only thing that irked Alois was his occasional task of carving (in wood by hand) The Last Supper as interpreted in oil by Leonardo de Vinci in 1468, on the wall of the Santa della Grazia monastery in Milan. Da Vinci, ac cording to one version of the yarn, did the job on a due-bill at the monastery, tucking away three squares a day for a couple of years. The left-tcright on his interpretation shows Jesus in the center, James on His right, Peter to the right and Judas to the left of James. "Judas had already contracted to betray The Master and had his bag of forty silver coins in his hand when he sat down to the table," Alois argued with himself. "Is it not logical to believe that he would have picked a seat near the door where he could conven' iently take it on the lam once he had filled his gullet?" After many years Lang finally got the op' portunity to do things his own way, and he spent months making a carving of the scene as he saw it. Upon completion, it showed the main characters in their regular spots, but Judas was 'way down the table at the right of the picture, his fingers twined around the March, 1933 IT money bag and one eye on the door. Placed on exhibition in the Lytton Building, in the galleries of the American Seating Com pany, the carving has excited plenty of com ment. In the next room is Lang's carving of The Last Supper according to the Da Vinci interpretation. Also shown are Lang's carv ings of Joan of Arc and his head of A. Lin coln, complete in every detail, even down to the last mole. Trick Waiter T^RANK LIBUSE, who is now clowning at •"• the College Inn, is always being hailed somewhere, either here in Town or in another city, as something unique and funny in the way of a more or less one-man entertainment. He is not a newcomer to the Town by any means, rather he's a native. He's made his fortune out of annoying people. And, strangely enough, they love it. He's the world's worst pest, a clowning nuisance who is exceptionally successful in doing the wrong thing at the right time. You can't miss him when you beetle into the Byfield Basement where he is appearing under the auspices of MCA — he's certain to stumble across your path. As you might imagine, Libuse became a comedian by accident. His father owned a restaurant in Chicago, a place noted for good food and entertainment that attracted large crowds daily. And Frank was being trained to carry on the business when his papa retired to the comforts which every man who is get ting on in years yearns to enjoy. He was taught the ins and outs of operating a success ful restaurant, from marketing to making out the check; the old gentleman hadn't missed one detail. One night a very special affair had been arranged, and for weeks every table in the place had been reserved. The finest delicacies in the country were prepared and the "sparkling" beverages were chilled to just the proper temperature. The time for serving came along and there was great confusion. Some of the extra waiters were missing, and it was quite impossible to hire others at that late hour. So Frank was pressed into service. He climbed into an apron, picked up a tray and rushed forth to uphold the honor of the house of Libuse. Everything went along smoothly and then — his foot slipped! In trying to regain his equilibrium, Frank did a few fancy steps in cluding an almost perfect Off-to-BufFalo, and the guests roared at his awkwardness. Then he bumped into another waiter and the dishes went in any number of different directions. Papa Libuse decided instantly that, as a waiter, Frank was a total loss and ordered him back to the kitchen. But by this time the diners began to think he was part of the en tertainment and demanded his return. Frank resolved to play up to the part; he made every dumb move he could think of, and the next day he was the talk of the town. Oome of the steady cash customers called to ask if the funny waiter was to be a regular feature — they wanted him to try some of his pranks on their friends. Thus started the career of one Frank Libuse as the world's dumbest waiter. His fame spread rapidly, and he was soon in demand for private parties and banquets. The waiter role proved to be a lucrative one, and he de cided to capitalize on it. For twenty-five years Libuse has been making people all over the country rock with laughter at his crazy, slug-nutty antics. And the children get as big a punch out of his clowning as do adults; when he makes a stage appearance and there are children in the audience he always plays up to them. Libuse has played his pranks on people in all walks of life, but he gets his biggest thrill when the audience has a good time; none has enjoyed his pantomine more than the movie stars in Hollywood. One night Charlie Chap lin came into the cafe in the movie capital where Libuse was appearing. With the dig nified bearing of a head waiter, the profes sional pest lead the Chaplin party in a zigzag course across the room and through the kitchen door. The sad-faced comedian was the first to see the gag, and the whole party enjoyed it. After witnessing one of the typical Libuse performances, you would hardly think that this dead-pan comedian was a musician too. At seventeen he was ready for symphony orchestra work as a flute player, but up popped fate's lovely head and instead he became the unusual clown that he is. ^Anniversary '"pHE Merchandise Mart, born the world's -*¦ largest building, will celebrate its third birthday next month. Officials of the building expect thousands of buyers from all parts of the country will come to the birthday party, but instead of bringing presents, each buyer will be invited to take home a stock of new Spring merchandise, featuring price, style and quality. The birthday party will continue throughout the duration of the Century of Progress Exposition and for the many visitors who will trek to the Mart we will try to answer right the question: "How Large Is the World's Largest Building?" One way to answer the question is to pic ture a plot of ground 150 by 125 feet. Having drawn that picture fancy a building resting on that plot which will rise 215 stories above street level. When your building is com pleted, you will have one equal in floor space to the Merchandise Mart. That floor space amounts to 4,023,400 square feet or 93 acres. If you are more impressed by people than by bricks, concrete, steel and miles of corri dors, fancy the, entire population of Oberlin, Ohio, and Wabash, Indiana, going to work daily in the building. Picture the combined population of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and Pon- "why don't you swallow your pride and CALL UP MR. SCHWARTZKOPF?" 16 The Chicagoan "NOW REMEMBER — FOUR POST AND RAIL AND TWO STONE FENCES, TURN RIGHT AND BLOW THE HORN — THEN JOE COMES OUT WITH THE BEER." tiac, Illinois, traveling up and down on the elevators and you have the daily elevator traffic at the Merchandise Mart. Then, if you are architecturally minded, we will jot down a few figures that will prove in black and white that the Merchandise Mart is the world's largest structure. The Mart is supported by 458 caissons, twice the number used in any other building. These columns are sunk 100 feet below street level and re quired 50,000 cubic yards of concrete. When the contractors saw the plans, they concluded that they needed 60,000 tons of steel, 40 miles of plumbing, 380 miles of wiring, 3,915,000 cubic yards of concrete, 200,000 cubic feet of stone, 4,000 windows, 13,000 electric lamps, 5,000,000 feet of lumber, 9,504,000 square feet of steel wire reinforce ment for floors, 142 miles of sprinkler system piping, with 50,000 sprinkler heads, and 32|/2 miles of piping for steam heating. The building proper is eighteen stories high, with a six story tower. It is 573 feet long on the North Bank Drive fronting; 724 feet long on Kinzie Street; 326 feet wide on Wells Street and 356 feet wide on Orleans Street. It is approximately two blocks long and one block wide. In the winter months, stokers shovel 204 tons of coal each day into the giant furnaces of the Mart, generating 3,468,000 pounds of steam to keep comfortable the 15,000 workers in the building. Unsophisticated E assigned one of our reporters to the pleasant enough task of finding out some things about Clara, Lu 'n Em, those gossip gals who broadcast over the NBC net work. Our reporter learned, among other things, that maybe it pays to be unsophisti cated. It pays the girls anyway. As far as their radio audience is concerned, they've for gotten their college degrees, what knowledge they've picked up about arts, literature and science and have gone simple, found prosper ity and jerked it right around that old corner. Three years have proved these girls to be one of the most popular features on the ether- lanes. Their program is broadcast in most of the important cities of the country; it goes into homes of every type and — they can judge pretty well from their fan mail — is enjoyed by everybody from Boston society matrons to little old ladies in Colorado. They're per fectly ridiculous, haven't a grain of culture, but have delightfully silly voices; they have neighborliness, gaiety and news — like a good across'the-back-fence chat with a breezy neigh bor who always knows a little about every thing that's happening. They all listen — for different reasons — and they make up one of the most sincere audiences that any radio sketch can claim. It's probably because the girls offer something along the lines that Will Rogers' brand of humor contributes. Their satirization of current events is too innocent to take offence at and yet it gets the laughs. Northwestern Uni versity is pretty much responsible for the conception of such a broadcast. At least it's the background. The girls were supposed to do an act at sorority meetings, put on a bit of entertainment for the sisters. On such occa sions, Clara (Louise Starkey), Lu (Isobel Carothers) and Em (Helen King) joined forces and merrily distorted the events of this more or less gala world, much to the amuse ment of the other girls. Some one suggested that these gab-fests were really too priceless to be kept from the world at large, so the three gals, completely ignorant of radio technique, dropped into the WGN studios one day and discussed Rudy Vallee into the microphone. They were a natural and were put on WGN and there they stayed. They were sponsored by Super- Suds and put on a national network, and they've proved to be more famous than Clar ence Darrow right here in Darrow's own stamping grounds. Variety uncovered this fact when they conducted a Who's Who in the public mind recently. In real life, the girls are smartly dressed, intelligent young women who attend concerts, lectures and like nice things. Helen King (Em) is an accomplished pianist and the other girls are studying piano under a well- known Lake Forest music master. Isobel Carothers (Lu) spends her odd-hours clay- modeling. Interesting ? Jlower Show ^OSSING an orchid to the Garden Club "*¦ of Illinois is rather like carrying coals to New Castle. But their Flower Show each year is one of the outstanding exhibitions of its kind in the country, and visitors come from all over the Middle West to see the new importations in the flower world and to obtain new ideas for the planting of home grounds. This year seventy-three garden clubs throughout the state have swung in to full speed in preparation for the annual event which will be on Navy Pier from March 31 through April 8. Trees, shrubs, perennial and annual flowers and bulbs are now being forced to make a series of very lovely garden pic tures, showing the various types of garden design. The garden club section will have many new and interesting exhibits. Mr. J. Roy West has assisted many of the clubs with the designs of their gardens and Mr. Boyd Hill has drawn up the plans for the houses to be built. Both of these men are nationally known for great skill in their respective lines and they will have many new and novel plans. March, 1933 17 PROFITS OF PROSPERITY NO LESS BRAVE TO THE STORM -WAN HIS BROTHER OPTIMIST ON THE PAGE TO YOUR RIGHT, MR. A. GEORGE MILLER TRAINED HIS LEARNED LENS UPON THE SITUATION AND BAGGED THIS SCINTILANT EVIDENCE IN REFUTATION OF THE UNPOPULAR THESIS THAT ALL THAT GLITTERED IN 1929 WAS NOT GOLD Dividends Of Depression A Few Fleet Glimpses of the Silver Fining By W . Roycroft Watkins JERITZA AT THE AUDITORIUM MARY GARDEN AT THE CHICAGO THREE BARRYMORES IN ONE FILM HELEN HAYES IN ANOTHER ED WYNN ON THE AIR THE AIR FOR AL JOLSON AND AL CAPONE AND HOOVER AND SO ON THE NEW WORLD'S FAIR THE NEW POST OFFICE THE NEW FIELD BUILDING THE NEW ZOO THE NEW DEAL FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT HENRY L. HORNER THE TWENTY-FIRST AMENDMENT RESUBMISSION BEER (?) WINES (??) LIQUORS (???) LICENSED SALOONS (????) LICENSED SPEAKEASIES "WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND" "THE PHANTOM president" "of THEE I sing" skeet-shooting at onwentsia badminton on the gold coast polo on the back lot babe didrikson anywhere "hello, that's my — " sympathetic receiverships uninterlocked directorates UNMASKED DIRECTORS UNCUT BOOTLEG "NO COVER CHARGE" "SET-UPS SUPPLIED" BEN BERNIE AT COLLEGE INN TEXAS GUINAN AT THE FROLICS SOPHIE TUCKER AT CHEZ PAREE AL SIMMONS IN WHITE SOX PANTS FOR WOMEN WOMEN FOR PANTRIES A WOMAN IN THE CABINET CABINET PUDDING AN END OF TECHNOCRACY AN END OF DIAGRAMMATICS AN END OF ENNUI AN END OF PAPER PROFITS AND PAPER PROPHETS ENDS NO END 'WHEN YOU COME TO THE END OF- HONEST FOOTBALL HONEST SCHOLARSHIP HONEST SALESMANSHIP HONEST ADVERTISING HONEST CIGARETTES HONEST DOLLARS HONEST DIMES "BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A — " FEE GOLF FEE-LESS BRIDGE ELECTRIC BRIDGE TABLES TABLES FOR TENNIS TABLE TENNIS FOR ADULTS ADULTS FOR JIGSAW PUZZLES JIGSAW PUZZLES FOR FINANCIERS FOR BUDGET BALANCERS AND DIPLOMATS AND YOU AND ME "LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF — " TEA THAT IS TEA TEA THAT IS NOT TEAS FOR CHARITY ART TEAS ART FOR ART'S SAKE ART FOR ARTISTS' SAKE ART FOR SALE IN GRANT PARK SOCIETY IN GRANT PARK SOCIETY IN TRADE MAKING THE GRADE "I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE — " APARTMENTS FOR RENT HOUSES TO LET BIG HEARTED LANDLORDS SERVITORS WITH A SMILE ALL YOU CAN EAT FOR 60 CENTS ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE DATED COFFEE A GOOD FIVE CENT CIGAR 'LET'S PUT OUT THE LIGHT AND — " FAREWELL TO BOND SALESMEN LUNCH TABLE TIPSTERS SOCIAL CLIMBERS FLAGPOLE SITTERS TIFFANY BLONDES "HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN" AND GIGOLOS March, 1933 19 M;'!iSa/3: £¦'.'.' oklf 'ELLSWORTH — THE WILLOUGHBY'S NEVER SHTAGGERl' 20 The Chicagoan Divorce of Another Color Here It Is Monday and My Pictured In the Paper By Edward Everett Altrock \ S I recall, it was a very chilly night /A when Mrs. Heyword B. Hazzlett called "*¦ -*¦ on me for the first time. But whether or not it was October, I can't for the life of me remember. And as I have never been asked, I suppose, in my rough cavalry way, it doesn't really matter. Army training, you know. "Edward," Mrs. Heyword B. Hazzlett ad dressed me in the plural. "Edward to you, my dear," I replied. "Edward," she continued. "I'm worried about Biff. I think he's playing around with a blonde, and I don't know what to do about it." Biff was her husband, commonly known as Mr. Heyword B. Hazzlett. He had been called "Biff" in college and had been called "Biff" ever since. I think he rather fancied the nickname. Army training. It does things to one. Not that Biff, as he was called, could ever have got into the army. "And who," I asked disinterestedly, "is the paramour?" "Ugly word," countered Mrs. Heyword B. Hazzlett with fire in her eyes. She countered up to ten and then lighted a cigarette. "Life is ugly," I parried. When I'd finished parrying, I put down my knife with a pen-is- mightier-than-plowshare gesture. "She's a diva," said Mrs. Heyword B. Hazzlett at last. "So was Annette Kellerman," I said. "And she wears grey suede pajamas." "What are you going to do, Biff?" I asked. For Mrs. Heyword B. Hamlett was often called "Biff," too. She had been called "Biff" in college and had been called "Biff" ever since. The army again. "I came upon Biff while he was writing poetry the other evening, too," said Mrs. Haywood B. Lassiter. "Look, this is what he wrote. It was for her!" I took the proffered paper, it was just a mere slip of a paper, and read: "Autumn and a fire with a shrill wind outside . . . I sometimes lie awa\e and wondering if all the waiting streamlets Will bring sweet Eros on his gilded steed . . . And what is more, you'll he a man, my son." "Very neatly turned, for Biff anyway," I said. "Didn't know he had it in him." "I hope he falls out of the Cadillac or the Packard or the Lincoln or the Renault and gets a very neatly turned ankle," said Mrs. Heyward B. Haddock bitterly. "Biff," she said at length. (I'm often called "Biff." I had been called "Biff" in college and have been called "Biff" ever since.) "Biff, dear, do you know what I'm going to do? I'm going to sue that woman for alienation of affection." "Think of all the publicity, my dear," I said, quite startled. And as long as I was once startled, I went on. "Think of the front page streamers; your photographs, four- columns wide, on every front page in town; reporters, photographers, newsreel camera men at your door day and night; society editors calling you up every half hour; lawyers, friends, cranks pestering you. Think of all the publicity, Biff." "Baby," she said, "I am!" And flounced out without another word. She had been to a fashionable Hudson River flouncing school and certainly knew how to do it. I DO not remember whether it was at eight-thirty o'clock or eight- forty-five in late October of the same month, that Mrs. Hey wood B. Harkness rang my bell. The War Office, I was to learn later, had kept no record of the exact hour, and Biff, my house-boy, was drunk as a goat at the time and doesn't remember either. Probably it was early evening. Anyway, my door bell was out of order, and so I never did hear the ring. I was out at the time, too. I'd stepped into the Club for an Old Fashioned and had met Mrs. Hey worth B. Wingo's brother, Biff. Biff was seven years older than Hazel, but had the mind of a child of ten, which he kept all his life. Biff had been married to Evelyn Fitzsaddle, the daughter of a Scottish peer. They had peer-glass windows all over their pent-house, in every nook and cranny. (Cranny Scots, you know.) Evelyn was very lovely, very beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that the Prince of Wales once killed himself for her. Later he was seen at Ascot, so the whole thing blew up. "I thought you were going to Majorca," I said to Biff. "Don't be nasty, Altrock. You are Altrock, aren't you?" he replied. "I went to Majorca yesterday." "What about Biff?" I asked. "Have you seen her?" he shot at me. The army again. "No," I replied shortly. "Then why are you wearing her mink coat?" he asked, eyeing me queerly. I was as much surprised as he was and hurriedly ordered another Old Fashioned. It was late October (October was an especially long month that year) when Mrs. Hazzlett B. Heyword called at my apartment. She looked very lovely, very beautiful. It was related how once an Indian potentate (a sort of game played with a top) once killed himself for her. The Rajah of Bakon, I believe he was. He was drunk at the time, so nobody missed him for several days. When they finally found him, he was beside himself with joy and was a completely changed man. Later he married Evelyn Fitz saddle. The average rainfall in Huntington, West Virginia in that October was 1 .089 inches, but nobody thought anything about it at the time. Probably it was because Evelyn Fitzsaddle had gone abroad, and when Evelyn Fitzsaddle wasn't around, nobody ever thought about anything. When Evelyn was around all any body thought about was Evelyn. In fact, then, nobody thought about anybody but Evelyn's. But I looked at Mrs. Halley B. Harpster. She did look lovely in the morning light. She always made light of everything. It was probably the minx in her; the pixie. She could certainly minx drinks with the best of them. And pixie-ups. They really did the trick. "Edward," began Mrs. Heylett B. Hazzle. "I've started my alienation suit against that woman. Have you seen the papers?" "No, my dear Biff," I replied. "I haven't seen a paper for several weeks. I've been in the barroom at the Club since late October." "Have a look at this," she said, handing me a fat scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings and photographs. There were seventy-eight photographs in all and seventy-six different poses. Mrs. Heyword B. Hazslett on her penthouse verandah. Mrs. Heywood B. Haskins in the Spanish garden of her pent house. Mrs. Hayworth B. Hallett in Schiap- arelli pajamas in the Spanish garden of her penthouse. Mrs. Heyward B. Hallett in a remote part of the Spanish garden of her pent house. Mrs. Heywood B. Garden beside the Spanish fountain of her "sky abode." Mrs. Harnett B. Hammett beside the Spanish foun tain in the English garden of her Spanish penthouse. Mrs. Hayard B. Harpett in a Spanish bathing suit in the Spanish fountain of her penthouse. And countless other photographs. With her dog, Biff. With her two dogs, with her three dogs, and a canary, with her two canaries, three parrots, four children, five dogs, six horses, seven pent houses, eight ducks and a 1918 Chandler touring car on her Spanish farm near Naper- ville. It was quite a scrapbook. She had put a lot of work on it. "Biff," she said. "I've just heard from Hey word. He's in London; he's been there since mid-summer; having a great time, too. Went up to Scotland for the shoots. Biff, I've mis judged Heyword. Misjudged him frightfully. I remember distinctly now, he said last July that he was going to England and probably wouldn't get back till just before the Holidays. So it wasn't Heyword after all whom I saw with that woman. It must have been his brother Albert. They look a lot alike. I've seen them together several times. Albert is shorter, though. So I've dropped the aliena tion suit." "What," I asked, "shall you do with all these clippings?" "Oh, I shall refer to them," she said. "You see, three newspaper syndicates have asked me to do a series of articles on Holding, Uphold ing and Holding Up a Husband in a Pent' house. And you know how frightfully poor I am at remembering details." March, 1933 21 t-^V^S^ wc % ^4f J22 wi? s ^3 ¦ M EUJ H m Snr'^^ KM! liSPl wm WM HI WMWmm IE 1 SPIN DIAL SPIN FORTUNATELY, AIR CHANNELS FAITHFULLY CONTAIN THEIR FINE OR FEARSOME FREIGHT, ELSE THE WHOLE VAST TRAIN OF RADIO EMINENTS WOULD SPILL AS INDECOROUSLY UPON THE DOMESTIC SCENE AS THEY DID UPON SANDOR'S CANVAS WHILE SANDOR JUNIOR TWIRLED THE KNOB. A DRAWING IN CELEBRATION OF "REVELRY BY NIGHT," PARKER WHEATLEY'S EMINENTLY AUTHORITATIVE ARTICLE. 22 The Chicagoan Revelry By Night From Philharmonic to Fire Chief By Parker Wheatley RADIO is chameleonic! Berlin and Beethoven glare at each other across a fifteen-second chasm. The daily schedule of a typical " broadcasting station is a hodgepodge of entertainment that would shame Roxy's most brilliant spectacle. Unity is as unlikely and as impossible as the combination of St. Louis Blues and Franck's Symphony in D on the same program. An average of fifty separate features make up the usual day's offering of either a network or an individual station . The material includes time signals, market reports (not stock prices), recipes, fashion talks, bible readings, Edgar Guest poems, hill-billy tunes, dance music, symphonies and operas. All these items are useful and interesting to somebody, otherwise they wouldn't be retained. Certainly they constitute a staggering selection, literally a lifetime of entertainment in a single day. This great American conglomeration is easily explained by the fact that stations, tritely enough, are in business to make money . Their standards are only such as will not seriously interfere with meeting expenses. In fact, the relationship between profits and principles has been most unhappy. Seldom the twain have met. Broadcasters must have something for everybody. And if the minority is considered less often than the majority, then that may be the fault of the minority. If the few want more symphony music, they either should buy enough of a sponsor's product to enable the hiring of large orchestras, or support other radio advertised merchan dise sufficiently to permit networks and stations to offer good music unsponsored. Of course, there's always the phonograph, but who has one any more? To insure an adequate volume of sales requires that the greatest number of people possible hear advertising messages. Thus stations and agencies determine the tastes and habits of an audi ence most likely to purchase any particular article, and construct programs which they believe appeal to this prospective buying group. And the result is what you most generally hear on the air today. Radio is changing its views about what audiences prefer, however. Although no sweeping alteration has occurred, the revival of sym phony music is a definite drift in a highly desirable direction. One guess is as good as another in accounting for this comparatively sud den rebirth of good music. Perhaps a program official discovered that he hadn't any satisfactory dance bands available last summer, but did have a studio orchestra on the payroll which wasn't much good for anything except concert music. So the boys were pulled away from pinochle and put to work. And radio rediscovered an audience. Now one can escape the relentless saxophone even during the late evening, if one knows where to tune. The achievement is still not so simple as switching on one's set. I refer to broadcasts of the Colum bia Symphony and the NBC Concert Orchestra. The outstanding organizations, of course, are the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Symphony, The Boston Symphony, the Eastman School of Music Orchestra, and the Walter Damrosch's National Orchestra. Opera has returned, too. The Metropolitan's broadcasts each Sat urday afternoon have been excellent. It is like renewing an old friendship to hear them from KYW, which was host to so much good opera in the first days of radio. Not only these large programs, but numerous appearances of outstanding soloists, smaller orchestras, and chamber music groups, contribute to the rising tide of better air entertainment. 1 he recent broadcasts of Edna St. Vincent Millay, considered either as trend or event, have been less notable in the promotion of good literature. My opinion is that Miss Millay has retarded the appreciation of poetry on the air. Perhaps this belief presumes more influence than Miss Millay could claim. But, if nothing worse, I'm afraid she has frightened away scores of broad casting powers who have always been a little timid about presenting good poetry anyway. Miss Millay 's speech was difficult to under stand, even when one knew the poems she read. Her delivery was monotonous, frequently expressionless. The brittle, unwieldly quality of her voice was inadequate to the emotional requirements of her verse. But Miss Millay 's sin of sins was descending to banal drivel about all "the nice letters" she had received. Evidently the response to her request for poems listeners wished to hear has completely broken down her previous resistance to the radio. This frequently occurs among those whose past objections have contained more of prejudice than principle. This revival of the symphony and the opera, likewise poetry, is actually a turning back to early radio, when the most popular pro grams were of this type. But during that fondly named period of "post-war hysteria," interest faded in good things and the great god Jazz cast down the old idol. A financial catastrophe was necessary, it appears, to convince the population that one can't fox trot through life, no matter how hard one tries. So it comes to pass that even radio has developed cycles. And tomorrow we may see its move ments as well charted as the fluctuations of the stock market. An illuminating graph might have been made of the applause which greeted Chicago's choice talent at the industry's annual Radio Revue in Mr. Strotz' Stadium on January 23. Its principal peaks would have been labeled Ben Bernie, Wayne King, Myrt and Marge, WLS Barn Dance, East and Dumke, and Pratt and Sherman. Amos and Andy, who were in New York, participated by means of a broadcast from Cab Calloway's Cotton Club. Their proxy appear ance met with only a mild response. Almost 18,000 persons attended this annual carnival, and most of that number waited until the last act had appeared, which was well past one o'clock in the morning. There was considerable sitting-on-the-edge-of-the-chair attention, with an occasional open-mouthed display of enthusiasm as favorites per formed. Particularly interesting was the success of East and Dumke, and Drs. Pratt and Sherman, both of which acts are fairly sophisti cated for radio. Funny men are the chosen people on the air at the moment. The Overture to Die Meistersinger failed to arouse much approval, although it was played under most difficult conditions acoustically. fudging from the reactions of the 1933 Radio Revue, the client who insists upon popular fare is usually right. Seeing almost a hundred radio performers in action during one evening further convinces me that they should be heard and not seen. The great mass of air entertainment resolves itself into three principal categories. Serial, Name, and Studio. The Serial show is in current numerical favor, although the most spec tacular productions today are the Name shows. The radio serial corresponds most closely to the newspaper comic strip; not all serials, however, being in this classification. Many of them are well-known stories popular originally in other forms, and now adopted to radio. One of the recent broadcast debuts is an example: Tarzan of the Apes, directed to children, and used as a vehicle to sell macaroni, spaghetti, and egg noodles . Shades of semolina! For the best collec tion of jungle noises yet heard on the air, I recommend Tarzan, on WBBM each week day evening at five fifteen. An equally interesting and amusing union of program and product holds with Penrod and Sam, now healthily endowed by a milk of magnesia manufacturer. Little did Mr. Burroughs or Mr. Tarkington dream years ago that their respective heroes would become box-top attractions. Science is a marvelous thing indeed. The increasing number of programs for children is significant. The adult audience is becoming more and more difficult to sell, so sons and daughters are replacing fathers and mothers as radio prospects, even though the products are not ordinarily for child consumption. The Beech Nut Packing Company merchandises coffee with Chandu, a program which finds its most enthusiastic audience among the youngsters. Regardless of what a parent thinks, if Johnny insists upon Wheatena, it's ten to one that Wheatena sales are up! The Tarzan and Penrod serials indicate the tendency to feature Name programs, names either from books or from the entertainment world. In book adaptations, the serial and name type are closely related. Ed Wynn is a successful example of established theatre Names. Also there are Eddie (Continued on page 57) March, 1933 23 Northwestern for Her Musical Shows THE MALE CHORUS OF Hats Off AND A LOVELY CO-ED LEAD. CHUCK APLEY AND LIBBY TOWNSEND, LEADS. Hats Off, the fifth annual production of North' western University's Waa'Mu musical show with a cast of men and women students will be offered to the public at the National College of Education theatre, Evanston, from March 14 through March 18 PAUL STONE-RAYMOR, LTD. 24 Walton's Paradise A True Story About the Fish that Didn V Get Away EVOLUTION being what it is, visitors at the World's Fair will not be able to perceive the progress of a mere century of marine life, but they will see some remark able advances in collecting and exhibiting aquatic specimens. While evolution has re quired centuries to produce the minute guppy, the John G. Shedd Aquarium has taken only a few years to make tremendous improve ments in the known methods of introducing him and 345 varieties of his fellows to the public. In recognition of these achievements that public, too, has broken records, establishing an all-time high for museum attendance. In the first eighteen months of operation (from June, 1930 to December, 1932) the fish at the Shedd Aquarium were at home to 10,000,000 vis itors. In one day alone 78,658 persons filed past the fish tanks; and that, ladies and gen tlemen, is quite a file. The average Sunday attendance is about 40,000. With such goings-on in peace time, nobody dares to predict what will happen when a Fair is in progress. Until now, the most fragile piece of glass used in any tank has been one inch thick. That has been sufficient to keep the smaller fish from swimming out into the halls and mingling with the guests. With the World's Fair in mind, however, one begins to wonder if it will not be necessary to install heavier glass to keep visitors from plunging into the tanks to get out of the crush. Certainly those tanks look very tempting to any swimmer, particularly to one who has endured the unfiltered water of the great lakes with its variable temperature and its tendency to squalliness. The Shedd fish are spared these annoyances. They are established in filtered water, salted or unsalted to taste, heated or chilled to the exact temperature they require and constantly circulating in a nice, even flow without white caps or under tow. Un til the Shedd Aquarium attempted the almost impossible, nobody ever tried to bring the sea to Chicago. Yet here on our own fresh water front we now have a sizable portion of the Atlantic Ocean sitting up and having tricks done to it, being subjected to controlled temperature changes, thoroughly cleaned in its private filtration plant and pumped through an elab orate system of pipes. To be exact, 1,000,000 gallons of brine, scooped up out of the sea off Key West, Florida, are now located in Grant Park, Chicago. This twenty year's supply was shipped by rail in 160 tank cars, thus making the Shedd institution a modern Her cules as well as the only inland aquarium equipped with salt water. Five separate sys tems of piping supply the fish with their in dividually adjusted element: heated and re frigerated salt water, heated, natural and refrigerated fresh water. About one-third of By Ruth G. Bergman the tanks are double piped in order that they may be adapted to changing requirements as one set of tenants moves out and another takes up its residence there. Altogether, the inhabitants of the Shedd Aquarium are not of the genus poor fish. They are removed from that category the moment they are captured by a collector and from that time forward are fed and tended with as much care and solicitude as any diva or Hollywoodsman could demand. The train in which they travel from their former haunts to their future residence is the Nautilus, a Pullman built especially for them with berths of varying sizes to accommodate the lean and the fat, the long and the short. Like the tanks at the Aquarium, these bunks are made up with nice, clean fresh or salt water, refrig erated, heated or left alone to suit individual needs. The Nautilus has a crew of six men who first catch and then squire the fish to their destination in Grant Park where other attendants await them. The routine of matriculation is made as safe and pleasant as possible. The fish, still in their traveling containers, enter by a special driveway that runs into and around the base ment, ascend in their own electric elevators, and are finally conveyed by an overhead tram way direct to the reserve tanks where they take their entrance examinations. If, after a week or ten days of observation by a curator, they prove to be perfect specimens they are at last admitted to the exhibition tanks where they make their professional debut. Each one is a headliner, recognized and treated as such. For example, the group in the Balanced Aquarium room lives under sky lights fitted with violet ray glass for purposes of health and the most advantageous display of their beautiful coloring. When any mem ber of the community shows signs of indispo sition he is rushed to a hospital tank where, he is treated with mercurochrome baths and other therapeutic measures. Meals are served a la carte. That is, there are lettuce and grasses for the vegetarians, and for the rest, sliced herring, smelt, shrimp, and codfish. The only complaint that they could reasonably make is that most of them are fed only twice a week. According to their dieticians, however, they make up in quantity for what they lack in quality. The large jewfish, for example, con sumes between ten and fifteen pounds of fish a week. The food is prepared and served by the tankmen who take care of the specimens and the fish are said to be so well satisfied with the cuisine that even the large sharks have been tamed sufficiently to eat out of the attendant's hand. These museum pieces, of course, are no ordinary fish. They have come from all corners of the globe and are standards of aquatic perfection. Many of the gold fish are prize winners which have cost as much as $75 a piece. The cost of the fresh water butterfly fish from Africa was about $60, which was $40 less than that of the little lion fish from Samoa. The price of the large fresh water manatee, or sea cow, and of the salt water jewfish was $500 each. Others, because of the difficulty of replacement, are considered very nearly priceless. It is not, in other words, the original cost nor even the upkeep that determines the value of a fish, but the possibility — or impossibility — of duplica tion, the original difficulty of securing it, and problems of transporting and keeping it alive. The mortality statistics of the Shedd Aquarium prove it to be a very wholesome community. Codfish, for instance, which can not survive in any except very cold water, have formerly been kept alive only during the winter months in sea coast aquaria. Here, by means of refrigerated water en route and at home, they live all summer. The sawfish, also, is believed to have broken all existing longev ity records for aquaria by being alive and swimming after a two year's residence. And what happens to a prize fish when he dies, you ask? Generally, he goes to the Field Museum or some similar institution where he is studied, stuffed and assured relative immor tality in an exhibition case. At present the Aquarium houses approxi mately 8,000 aquatic animals. The smallest is half an inch long and the largest weighs 585 pounds. Among the recent additions to the collection are the archer fish, skillful fel lows from Siam and India who can shoot a stream of water three or four feet. By aiming at insects on over-hanging leaves and grasses they knock their food supply into the water and live very handsomely. Here also is the anabas scandens, known as the climbing perch of Africa (please stop me before I say some thing about perching on a branch) because of its ability to traverse dry land and its alleged trick of scrambling up a tree trunk. It walks on its gill covers in lieu of feet. Probably the rarest fish now in the Aquarium is the very small faro- wella, an armored catfish from South America. Another catfish, from Africa, is credited with the power of giving an electric shock. So also are the electric eels from South America. Young as it is, the Aquarium already contains a large number of alien as well as American born fish. Its collectors spend six to eight months & fear searching for new specimens. From time to time, special expeditions will be sent to "procure species hitherto unknown to aquaria audiences. Altogether this is really the melting pot of the marine world. From the point of view of the visitor as well as that of the inmate, the Shedd Aquarium is notable for its comfort and convenience. After nearly three years of operation it is still one hundred percent odorless, thanks to scrupulous cleanliness and a ventilating system that is constantly blowing a stream of fresh air through the (Continued on page 58) March, 1933 25 BRIDE OF THE MONTH MRS. WILLIAM A. ROBINSON WHO WAS FLORENCE CRANE BEFORE HER MARRIAGE ON FEBRUARY EIGHTEENTH AT THE HOME OF HER MOTHER, MRS. R. T. CRANE, JR. 26 The Chicagoan Urban Phenomena What Charming Folks These Moderns Be By Virginia Skinkle BELIEVE it or not . . . and Imagine Our Surprise ... we actually know a few people who are sitting under umbrellas on the beaches in Florida, playing golf in California, riding horseback in Arizona, or "catching health" in Biloxi. Its all right with us ... we don't mind . . . being Big about these things. We only want to know if they have heard about the Stock Market (you find it, we're tired) or the Depression, or whether they're just Brave, Gay Souls going Merrily along using Buttons for Money. Anywho, Pooh for Them and Hooray for Us . . . on account of we have discovered that most of our Pals are staying Home and what's more . . . Having Fun! In fact Chicago is much gayer for this time of year than it has been in Ages. We are having ourselves such a swell time that we can even stand looking at pictures of Sand, Sea, Palm Trees and White Sport Clothes without gnashing our Toofs. omall parties are still popular, easy to give and fun to go to. The Bill Meyers (now housed in Winnetka) had a nice one of a Sunday afternoon . . . someone playing the piano and lots of people milling around a Bowl of Punch. Ray Johnson's studio is almost always mobbed around fivish any afternoon. Pearson Street sees pulenty of traffic running in and out of Gene Swigart's Gay Gatherings. The Jake Bischofs', the George Artamanoffs', the Sam Piries' and Freddy Poole's are attractive and hospitable apartments where one is always sure to find a handful of amusing people around cocktail time. The newly married Colin Campbells have just finished decorating a swellelegant studio apartment at Nine Hundred North Michigan ... it has brown walls and matisse pink curtains and a divine Empire dining room and a Bar as big as a postage stamp. They had a grand Sunday-supper-housewarm- ing party. We are still talking about the Head Dress dinner dance the Otho Balls had to celebrate their anniversary . . . the English consul came done up as a Spaniard, Mike Madden (sculptor, to you) in a Halo, minus birds, as St. Francis, and the hostess all a-glitter as Diamond Lil! Florence Higinbotham (who is going to trade in her name for Williams on April fifth) had a delightful week-end house party in Joliet for her cousin, Bruce Crane from Westover Plantation, Vir ginia. Patty McCormick and the Johnny Valentines were among those rallied together. We rode horseback cross country, went on long hikes, consumed enormous quantities of eggs and bacon at nine A. M., wore tweeds and had a Grand Time. The charity fair at the Casino with Dodie Winterbotham, Peggy Hambleton, Dottie Schmidt, Tommy Whee- lock, Al Shaw and several others entertaining, and everyone and his brother in Strange and Wonderful Costumes wandering around, was good fun. The dinner dance for the benefit of the Russian War Disabled at the Maison ette Russe was without a doubt the most colorful party of the season, bright murals on the walls, a faint suggestion of incense and a Gypsy String orchestra produced quee\, like that, a delightfully foreign atmosphere. We went Back Home ... to the Good, Old Audi torium for the Presbyterian Hospital Benefit Opera. Jeritza sang Tosca so beautifully we could have cried. Everyone there seemed so much happier in the Old Opery House than they were in the Fancy New One Under the Elevated! Who can tell, maybe someone will get Civic or Revival Fever and we'll have Musik once more. Benny Marshall is still crowding them in at the Drake . . . Tues day night dancing in the Cape Cod Room surrounded by Fishes . . . the Cook's-night- out buffet dinners for a dollar and pradically everyone lunching daily a la buffet in the Lantern Room. The Urban Room looks more like New York than any Night Club we've ever had . . . all your Best Friends Sing on Thursday Night. The Tavern Club and the Saddle and Cycle are popular for dinner and a quiet game of Backgammon ... or such like. The Junior League Arts and Interests Exhibit and the lectures at the Woman's Athletic and the Arts Clubs should rightfully take Blue Ribbons for a Record Crowd of Interested Listeners and Spectators. Here . . . There . . . and Everywhere. Florence Noyes Senseney in brown tweeds walking her German Police Hound up the drive . . . "Bobby" King Shaw and "Sainty" Sinclair lunching at the Drake . . . Connie Fairbanks in garnet velvet dancing at the Urban Room . . . Mrs. Philip Maher in checked suit and hat and violets at the Arts Club . . . Mrs. Boyd Hill in brown with a Peter Pan Hat and Sophia Bischof in black and persian lamb having tea at the Arts Club. . . . Barbara Poole in black with a tiny nose veil at a tea party . . . Bee Ripley Baker in white and Janet Kirk Ripley in pale blue at the opera with their respective husbands . . . Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell Blair, Louise Brewer, the Bob Piries, Peggy Hambleton, Frieda Foltz, the Neil Cowhams, the Madlener twins, Johnny Pierce, the Colin Campbells, Dottie Schmidt, Larry Callahan, the Princes and Princesses Rostislav, Galitzine and Canta- cuzene, all in gay parties at the Maisonette Russe Benefit . . . Paula Wilms Henderson in a black dinner gown with Crawford sleeves at a midnight supper just a few days before her marriage . . . Jean Pirie in beige with black accessories pushing a Baby Buggy up the drive . . . Edwina Litsinger Smith in a leopard coat dashing through Fields . . . Mary Barnes Sudler having luncheon at the Woman's Ex change . . . "Sunny" Dean looking terribly smart in grey wool trimmed with black satin lunching at the Woman's Athletic Club . . . Mary Tilt Bartlett in black furs walking home from town . . . Esther Kirkland in black wool having a Sunday lunch party in Lake Forest . . . Dotty Morehead in gold crepe and Paunee Meyers in grey wool at a recent cocktail party. Janet Chatfield Tay lor is now quite an important lady on the Vogue magazine . . . Narcissa Swift and Arthur Barnhart are starting a magazine called, Politi . . . Louise Juergens is home again after months and months in New York . . . Eleanor McCormick, Dorothy Ranney, Betty Dixon and Marjorie Butler are still basking in the sunshine in Florida . . . Jane Rowe (Boat) and Charlo Pitcher Purcell are romping around Europe . . . the Michael Fieldings have gone to the French Riviera . . . "Eversharp" (Mrs. H. M. Peters) has taken a house in California . . . quee\, someone ask Bob Cook about his trip to Florida via Rich mond in a large truck . . . Jack and Jane Wing are moving to Texas and the young Jay Youngloves are taking the garage they fixed up so attractively in Highland Park ... the newly married Paul McNultys have taken a house in Winnetka . . . Sam and Jean Pirie have taken one on the Bobolink golf course . . . Betty Brown, Jane Brooks and Paula Uihlein are in Bermuda. Donald Ogden Stew art sent the following Bon Voyage telegram to a honeymoon couple on their way to Europe : "That museum I spoke to you about is the Louvre stop don't fail to see it." A man we know whose wife is in Hot Springs was asked by a friend when he expected her back in town. "Well," replied the husband, "I'm not quite sure. I had a letter from her yesterday in which she either said she was coming home in eight days after her fourteenth Mud Bath or in fourteen days after eight more Mud Baths. It's all a little confusing." Ethel Barrymore Colt has always been intrigued with a certain sign on her father's Long Island Estate. It reads: "Private Property, Visitors Welcome" . . . what's more the visitors, feeling welcome, arrive complete with picnic lunches in droves and do hundred of dollars worth of damage to the property every year. A young Englishman who just returned from a European Honey moon with some twenty odd trunks to get through the Customs (Continued on page 69) March, 1933 27 1 1 Erin Uber Alles A Strong Wind Blows in from the Irish Coast By William C. Boyden DRAMA without a lacy peignoir, with out a Tuxedo by Benham, without an elongated cigarette-holder, without a bosom showing, without an actor with vaseline on his hair telling an actress with mascara on her eyelashes that the touch of her skin drives him mad! Drama as close to life as the salt tang of the sea, the warm smell of lush grass or the sweat of honest toil! Such drama the Abbey Players have brought to us during the past fortnight with their significant series of genre plays from the pens of various gifted Celts. New Abbey Players, these, but with the same flair for superb characterization, the same fine dignity of performance which characterized the well remembered work of Sinclair, Allgood, Kerrigan and their other predecessors. These visitors from a financially happier land have probably read about our little De pression and, on the theory that one can not go wrong by starting with a laugh, offered George Shiels' The J^ew Gossoon as their initial effort. A shrewd choice, this delici- ously risible comedy of clashing generations, filled with sly spearings of the endearing foibles of the Gael. The laughter was con tinuous, clean and cleansing. Many worriers over the Gold Standard left their grouches dead under the seats and stepped out into the night air with a renewed faith that there are good things in life outside of banks. It is a job to mention actors in this company. They are all so right. But Maureen Delany as the mother who works the farm, P. J. Carolan as the hired man and F: - J. McCormick as a rascally poacher, particularly delighted me. Miss Delany must weigh twelve stone, but she is utterly lovable, acts with fine distinction and speaks with diction of purest ray serene. Still in light vein was the second bill, Len nox Robinson's The Far Off Hills, a pleasant trifle dealing with a somewhat higher rung on the social scale and based on the philosophy that "they all look good when they're far away," or, as the Irish more poetically put it, "the far off hills are green indeed." Miss Delany was again most engaging, and Eileen Crowe gave a hint of splendid work to come in her depiction of a youthful household tyrant. This Eileen Crowe looks vaguely like Judith Anderson and has comparable emotional depth. Then, if you had tears, you came prepared to shed them at Juno and the Paycoc\. This play brought one Barry Fitzgerald into the spotlight. To me there was some disappoint ment in his interpretation of the Paycock. His accent was at times so thick as to be unin telligible; he overstrained for comedy effects; and in general his performance seemed a tour de force a little out of keeping with the others. It is difficult to conjecture how much Mr. Fitzgerald was to blame for the fact that several intelligent playgoers, who were un familiar with the plot, complained that they did not sense the impending doom hanging over the Paycock's house. Certainly the blame could not be laid at the door of Eileen Crowe, who was poignantly real as Juno. This young girl in the trappings of age showed herself to be a tragedienne of impelling power. Her stage children, the ghost-haunted John and the betrayed Mary, were in the able hands of Arthur Shields and Kate Curling. The latter is the beauty of the troupe, a lovely colleen with ingratiating manners. Next, a return to light ness and laughter with The Whiteheaded Boy, coupled with Lady Gregory's pleasant trifle, Spread the 7i_ews. Treating of characters similar to those in The Far Away Hills, this second play of Lennox Robinson was facile and charming. Eileen Crowe again powdered her hair to be the amusingly silly mother of a spoiled boy; Maureen Delany was once more the plump, pleasing and desired spinster; and Barry Fitzgerald was gorgeously comic as her mature swain. The last to be seen and the best was the erstwhile sensational Playboy of the Western World. Here the players were at the top of their form, sharply defining the pungent irony of the glorification of a lad who claimed to have murdered his father. It is a drama which provokes chuckles in its analogy to con temporary deifying of picaresque hoodlums. We might take a lesson from Pegeen's speech about sorry deeds being better in the telling than in the doing. It is hard to imagine a better acted performance. As Christy, the Playboy whom the Irish once so resented but who is basically a universal type, Arthur Shields projected a characterization of power and subtlety, fine enough to stand out in a company where fine work is the rule. Once more her natural self as regards make-up Miss Crowe gave us another superlative bit of act ing. This girl is an actress of rare attain ment. And Maureen Delany rounded out the week as a grand Widow Quinn. I wish the four corners of this page could be stretched to include more comment on the consistently good acting of half a dozen other members of the Abbey Players. Un Moratorium-Inaugu ral Night that eminent, if recent, citizen of Chicago, Mr. J. J. Shubert, made a bid for a share of the New Deal by offering his Student Prince Company (with a few additions) in The Red Robin, an up-to-date version of The Blue Paradise with elaborate staging and new music by Murray Rumshinsky. The house was the Grand; the audience was distin guished; the opening was cold (theatrical slang for "without previous try-out"). That Mr. Shubert has not unearthed another Stu dent Prince is obvious to the most mediocre intelligence, but with the ironing-out of cer tain rough spots in the operetta's fabric and the better pace which will come with addi tional performances, the show should enjoy sufficient success to justify the investment. If the veteran producer should ask my advice about his new venture, I would suggest some work on the book, which is full of moldy and unsavory gags. Vast improvement could be obtained by giving a grand comic like George Hassell more spritely material with which to toy. The music is excellent. In Rumshinsky, a youth of twenty-five, there is thought to be the makings of another Romberg. And it may be so. True Love Can "Njever Die, sung by the compelling tenor of Allan Jones, merits its several reprises; Vienna Dreams is a waltz worthy of the baritone of John Charles Gil bert; I'm From Chicago (words by that versa tile scribbler, Harlan Ware) has swing, rhythm and suitability to the voice and vivacity of Manilla Powers; Live, Laugh and Love gives the permanently-waved Charles Chesney a chance to attack the high notes, and he can do it. The recruits to the company are Nick Long, Jr. and Martha Lorber. Nick is nimble, so nimble that he might well be drafted for the next Olympic Team as a high-jumper. Miss Lorber does passably well all the things cred ited to her under the picture opposite. But the chief come-on is still Allan Jones, im proved in acting and singing with increased authority. There will be no dearth of matinee business. There have been more rumors about the Chicago Civic Operetta Company than about the Gold Standard, and as this article is being tossed over its deadline, it is impossible to tell whether it be topical or historical as regards Katin\a. The opening of this fourth production was postponed several times on various thin pretexts and at the moment seems to be enjoying a share of the general moratorium. Too bad, because it is one of the best performances this company has given. At the matinee opening the pace was hearse-slow, but the prompter, who has had such a large role in the previous offerings was notable for his inaudibility; those old favorites, Allah's Holiday and Rac\ety Coo, come over with vocal persuasiveness; the settings and costumes were again very ne plus ultra; the principals seemed happy in their respective chores; and Electa Leonard was considerably more poised than in her initial appearance. Of The Bride Retires (Blackstone) the least said, the soonest forgotten. A more meretricious slice of limberger has never been foisted on an unsuspecting public. It is said to be from the French and contains several references to Victor Hugo. All of which leads one to believe that the play was written in the days of Monsieur Hugo. It is that dated. The production has, however, one out' standing feature, to wit, the most perfect bit of miscasting since Ethel Barrymore did Scar let Sister Mary; Edna Hibbard as a verdant bride who asks daddy to tell her where babies come from. 28 The Chicagoan MARTHA LORBER A TRIPLE THREAT ON ANY DRAMATIC TEAM. MISS LORBER CAN SING, DANCE OR ACT. SOME SEASONS AGO SHE MADE PLAUSIBLE THE PREMISE OF THAT CLASSIC OF ITS KIND, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, AND HER NORDIC LOVELINESS CONTINUES TO MAKE PLAUSIBLE THE GEN ERAL THEATRICAL PREMISE THAT A BLONDE IN THE CAST IS WORTH TWO IN THE STALLS. SHE NOW ORNAMENTS AND EN LIVENS THE NEW SHUB ERT OPERETTA, THE RED ROBIN, AS A WELCOME NEWCOMER TO THE COMPANy WHICH HAS SO AGREEABLY PRO JECTED BLOSSOM TIME AND THE STUDENT PRINCE. PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL STONE-RAYMOR, LTD. March, 1933 29 Under Contract A Master Makes an Original Bid By Herbert L. Emarton CONTRACT is sweeping the country — there never was so much Contract. And the man the people will chose — eventually — will be the man with the system that does not require a slide rule and logarithm tables. We chose, but don't mind us, E. M. Lagron and his system which is called (you'd never guess it) the Lagron System. If we were to refer to ourself as an "old Contract player" it would be in the same joking way that we might call ourself an "old curmudgeon" or an "old Tory." When people ask us if we play Contract we reply in the affirmative, but haltingly. We've felt it was all pretty complicated — so many rules to learn, so much counting. After all, bridge is a game — a diversion. And when a game becomes too complicated it turns out to be, not a game, but work. That's the way we feel about it. We're probably wrong. That same careless old feeling has indubitably kept us from ever breaking 80 during eighteen years of golf playing. And so-o-o: having stated our case, do bear up with us while we state Mr. E. M. Lagron's. Auction bridge raised its lovely head and winked at Mr. Lagron when he was a commissioned officer in the 36th United States Infantry stationed on the Mexican border during that little trouble down there. He played a lot of bridge there, and after he again took to getting up at the alarm clock's ring instead of the bugler's disturbing reveille, he played a lot of bridge up here. And his game improved. Then he married a Louisiana girl who didn't play bridge, but wanted to learn. He taught her. Soon she played a fair game, but she wasn't satisfied with her husband's instruc tions and took a series of lessons from a local instructor. It wasn't very long before her game became far superior to his, and there he was in the doghouse. That went on for a couple of years. Then Mrs. Lagron was called home to Louisiana; her mother was ill. She stayed for three months. On the first night of his new bachelorhood, Lagron threw a big poker party. On the second night he couldn't see any good reason for not having another. It fell threw; the Boys couldn't get out — martial law having been declared. Lagron went to the club, which to that date he had used only for E. M. LAGRON eating, and wandered into the cardroom. That was where he learned his bridge. He played there practically every evening, and every session cost him money. He had thought he was a pretty decent sort of player, an excellent player in fact, but the boys in the cardroom were better. He learned bridge, he had to. He learned the intricacies of the game and advanced rapidly. Lagron was elected to the board of directors of the Auction Bridge Club in 1928. Through his associations there he polished off his game and soon began to play in national tourna ments. Bridge was still a hobby with him — just a sport. Lagron had always been in advertising agency work, and one day an agency man from New York, who had played with him and against him, told him something about himself that he'd never before realized. The New Yorker stated that he thought Lagron had the ability of an expert bridge player with a layman's point of view; that he could discuss bridge in terms which the tyro could understand. And so-o-o-o: he went on the air to see if there were really anything to the state ment. Evidently there was, because he's been on the air for a little over a year — station WGN, 10 p. m. Tuesdays and Fridays; 1 p. m. Sundays. And if you have read this far, you are probably one who is interested enough in Contract to have turned the dial to 720 months ago. During this period of development Lagron developed his system. But he wants no credit for the system; doesn't deserve any, he be lieves. Rather, credit should go to those wonderful card players who have pioneered the field. Lagron offers nothing new, nothing revolu tionary. He has taken the best of the three major systems, eliminating the cumbersome features of each and merging what is left with contributions of his own into a complete thing. His contributions are the synchronization and meshing of the gears to avoid pitfalls and conflicting valuations. It is really the Money System that has been played in Chicago for the past five years. And Lagron believes that here in Chicago there is a stronger aggregation of expert bridge players than in any other city, though the bridge playing public may not realize it. This belief is proved a fact by the number of trophies and titles held here. Visiting experts have come here from the East, have played and have usually left their checks. The Lagron System is not fool-proof, but its originator contends that hands played according to it will go haywire fewer times than will the same hands played under another system. He advocates his system, believing that one playing it has a mind more at ease and unburdened by mental gymnastics and therefore can play better bridge. After all contract bridge is supposed, we've always thought, to be a game that is fascinating and restful. About two months ago Lagron won the Individual Western Masters trophy. The tournament, by invitation, was open only to masters — title holders or ex-champions. He won it by a comfortable margin. He is also president of the Western Bridge Association, editor-in-chief of the Contract Bridge Magazine, chairman of the Card-Rule Committee of the Cavendish Club (Chicago), vice-presi dent of the Chicago Whist Association, bridge editor of Chicago Golfer and Country Club Review, life member of the Auction Bridge Club of Chicago and author of several books on Contract. ^/hen Lagron first went on the air he was un known to the layman. But the public has been very receptive. He has built up a following (discernable from letters received) in the forty-eight states and Canada. On one day, a Monday, a couple of months ago he received letters from (a) a Catholic priest, (b) a Jewish rabbi, (c) an Indian chief, Menomonie Reservation, (d) a prohibition agent, (e) a bank president, (f) an United States senator, (g) a convict. He thought the letter from the convict was a gag and wrote to the warden of the Fort Madison, Iowa prison from where the letter (Continued on page 66) 30 The Chicagoan James, the Cinema On Pictures y Premieres and People By William R. Weaver NOW that Miss June Provines of the Daily Kiews and Mrs. Henry Field of the Herald-Examiner have discovered Society's fondness for the films — noted by the former as a winter's end phenomenon and by the latter without further ado — there is no point in longer withholding the full facts in the case. On the contrary, there is at least one point in stating them. They are: One — Society has always been fond of the movies, a little self conscious about the matter, a little dim as to why, but faithful in attendance, infinitely informed on the subject and, once started, loquacious in its discussion. Two — Society has had the good taste, if it were not something else, to democratize its dress and deportment with such consummate artistry that the plain people seated round about in the auditorium were happily unaware of their privilege. Three — With the passing of Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick, whose exemplary precedent was no less inviolable in the cinema than elsewhere, Society has reverted to training. It has taken up the cinema, in the society-column sense, and let down the barriers thrown about habit. It arrives at the cinema resplendent, redolent, raucous. It gabbles, sniggers, snorts and occasionally snores, effectually con vincing the peasants that everything the films have been telling them about Society is too, too true. Four — The pictures are worthy of better things. Five — So is Society. The two outstanding productions of the month, Cavalcade and Rasputin and the Empress, were premiered, as Hollywood puts it, with Society on the scene under full sail. Neither is a picture to be taken after cocktails, nor chatted or slept through. The first is in many highly respected opinions the finest film play of all time, a statement one quarrels with at his own risk, and the second is in this rebellious estimation a little better. Both have been talked and written about rather more copiously than wisely, setting up expectations impossible of complete fulfillment, so that mistake will not be repeated here. Both are obligatory cinema experiences of course. Other February experiences, duly dated, follow: February 14. — To the Roosevelt, at an hour when most good people are sipping cocktails, to witness Mr. Warren William's ruthless and victorious attack upon the depression, the department store situation and Loretta Young. An impressive and stimulating document, this Employee's Entrance, depicting the vices, virtues and vicissitudes of the ladies and gentlemen behind the counter and in the board room. An impressive and stimulating actor, Mr. William, hero here, as previously, in a role bedecked with all the accustomed accoutrements of villainy. Mr. William's general man ager is no story-book person. He runs the store and the store runs. He drives, breaks, double crosses, lashes and occasionally kills his wage slaves, his directors, his competitors, and a bit of alcoholic seduction on occasion is an incident in the tedium of tremendous effort. Remorse is not in him and retribution never quite catches up with him. He is not lovely, fits no moralist's pattern, but he gives the most casual onlooker a pleasant conviction that a dozen like him could meet the depression head-on and sink it. If the title has kept you from seeing the picture, disregard it and do so. You'll feel better about things afterward. From the Roosevelt to dinner, enlivened by discussion of Actor William's potentialities, and then to the Oriental and Mr. Spencer Tracy's Twenty Thousand Tears In Sing Sing, with thought of cramming the ripe red blood of the cinema week into an evening. No violet either, and an actor with the best of them, Mr. Tracy's brutality echos a little faintly Mr. William's. Tracy's savagery is muscular, uncalculated, swift and intermittent; William's is mental, directed, constant. Iron and steel. Twenty Thousand Tears in Sing Sing is strong, veracious, a faithful footnoting of the honor <$ CORNELIUS SAMPSON CARICATURES MISS NANCY CARROLL AS TWICE SEEN HEREABOUTS DURING FEBRUARY, HAPPILY IN Child of Man hattan AND NOT SO HAPPILY IN The Woman Accused, AS STATED IN THE ARTICLE ALONGSIDE. system in unidealized application, but it should not be grouped with Employee's Entrance in a cinema evening. February 15. — At six o'clock the Chicago is a reminder of the good old days, and nights. Better seats are in the balcony, please, and twin queues at the ticket wickets denote an incredible civic solvency. Soon these will be sucked in. This is the time to arrive at the Chicago. The reminder is more stimulating than any performance that could possibly be staged within the theatre. Accordingly, Balaban and Katz concentrate their choicest allurements on the Chicago program. Tonight there are the Boswell Sisters, there are the Radio Rubes, there is Vincent Lopez, there is Ed Lowry and there is Irene Dunne's The Secret of Madame Blanche. Our business is with this latter, of course, but our arrival is timed so that the picture straddles the stageshow and we sit through. There are, we think, no better folk harmonists than the Boswell Sisters, and as the Radio Rubes take encore after encore we wonder why no critical column has been set up in the daily press to inform readers with respect to these and similar attractions — Mary Garden, Show Boat and so on — available now to that great body of so-called common people to which the daily press is theoretically devoted. Perhaps the devotion is only theoretical. At any rate, there is nothing we can do about it. The Boswell Sisters, and Mary Garden, too, will be far away by the time our pages reach our public. Out of all this rich program — we are in at six-ten and out at nine-fifteen — only The Secret of Madame Blanche will be available to Chicagoan readers. Back, then, to our jig-sawing. Irene Dunne is priceless. She is the best of the new picture girls and better than most of the older ones. If she won a recent Tribune contest, as we seem to remember (Continued on page 54} March, 193 3 31 Tea is always a charming gesture towards one's guests. Watson and Boaler, Inc., suggest this delightful grouping of Biedermeier chairs covered in blue satin with a red and white banding, and a Directoire settee, about a Directoire table. The wallpaper has a biege background with naturalistic bouquets in shades of subdued green and red, two flower paintings carrying out the feeling of the wallpaper. The lighting fixture is of blue and white crystals. An antique white and gold card-table of fruitwood with a blue leather top, four fruitwood chairs cov ered in a powder blue homespun mate rial, a white fur rug, and the scene is set for a game of con tract. The screen in the background fea turing members of the royal family of the deck of cards is an especially interest ing and individual decorative piece. Marshall Field and Company. Here is an inviting- looking corner, done by Miss Gheen, Inc., where guests may write home descrip tions of Chicago and the Fair. Two eighteenth century chairs covered in a blue and gold satin striped material, and a bench with a cover done in needlework in shades of blue are effective against the white painted walls. A little Chinese figurine, a saucy quill pen, and a rose-bud are on the desk to inspire the writer's pen. An extremely inter esting wallpaper which has the effect of fluted columns be low and is black above the dado has been used by Marshall Field and Company in creating this striking entrance hall suitable for an apartment or med ium-sized house. The floor is also black and white. A Direc toire bench covered with an antique bright yellow fabric, two flower stands having the same fluted motif as the wallpaper, and an interesting plaque carry out the dis tinctly modern feel ing of the whole. Easy chairs flanking a fireplace with lamps conveniently placed for reading and little tables for holding cigarettes and books always makes a decidedly comfort able grouping of fur niture. The rug has an extremely interest ing ribbon pattern in warm reds, brilliant blue a n d green, colors which are re peated in the tapestry covering of the chairs. The old painting and mirror, the little Chinese figurines on the man tel, and the crystal wall brackets and chandelier are inter esting decorative ac cessories. Pine pan elling for the walls gives a feeling of richness and dignity to the room, which was decorated by Watson and Boaler, Inc. 32 The Chicagoan Guests Are Coming A Thought in Time and a Time for Thought By Kathryn E. Ritchie YOU can't escape it — unless you nail up the windows and go to South Africa. You're in for a good dose of visitors this summer — "company" — you know — come to see the Fair, people who haven't sent you a Christmas card for five years; those "perpetually recurring mortifications" known as poor relations; the couple you met from Cabbage Corners last summer, and hoped you'd never see again. They'll all turn up. Even the man who knows a man who knows a man who knows you may casually look in on you some evening about dinner time. People who survived the last World's Fair are already rolling on their tongues bitter tales of sleep less nights spent on a mattress on the parlor floor while their house bulged, sagged, creaked and groaned with visitors and visitors' children. Personally, we like company, not any of the above-mentioned kinds to be sure, or those individuals who swoop down on us with a trunk full of clothes and no responsibilities at home, but those rare, good friends we haven't seen for years, who have an understanding of how complicated living really is in cities, and know just how long to stay. We hope you'll have this kind of visitors, and for them no prepara tions you can make will be too arduous, for to such the extending of hospitality is a boomerang which brings its own returns of pleasure. Let's assume that you're just an ordinary individual who's been hit by the depression. You've been living along — well — fairly comfortably, but have been rather letting the house "go" for a while. Now, with company in prospect, you look around and decide that you need a little "fixing up." It doesn't take a great deal, you know, to bring a room out of the doldrums. Such a simple matter as new chintz window hangings in the living-room (and chintzes are most reasonable in price now) with a slip-cover of the same material for an easy chair, new covers for the pillows, the oriental rugs cleaned and brightened so as to bring out the colors, a new lamp shade, perhaps — and a small miracle is accom plished. Before everything else, however, if you have a guest-room that hasn't had an occupant or much attention for some time, concentrate on it, for the room to which you consign your weary guests can easily be the brightest spot of their entire visit, or a shadow on their remem brance of your hospitality. We'll assume, of course, that it's already White, gold and cherry red make a delightful spot of this small dressing-room done by Mabel Schamberg. To complement the white and gold dressing-table and arm chair, the walls are covered with a glazed white paper having a small pattern in gold. Cherry red is introduced in the covering of the Empire settee and the dressing-table bench. White organdy curtains, and white lamps and shades contribute to the feeling of brightness of the room. Two quaint old prints in boxed frames of black and gold etched glass lend interest to the walls. equipped with comfortable beds. New wallpaper alone will do much toward giving it a fresh, clean appearance, or a coat of paint for the walls with a cut-out wallpaper border around the top is another attractive way of treating walls today. New bedspreads of the candlewick or homespun variety, new lamp shades, or slip covers, colorful Venetian blinds at the windows — a change in any one or all of these details will brighten up an old room amazingly. There are always, of course, the interior deco rators to whom you can go for help, and interior decorators these days, in spite of what you may believe, are thinking in your own terms. They're not scorning small jobs, and if you don't trust your own taste, and don't know how to improve the looks of your house by using what furniture you already have, changing it about a bit, and freshening up the details of your room in some such way as we have suggested, — well — interior decorators are the most ingenious creatures on earth. They can paper a wall with old newspapers, give it a coat of shellac, and it looks right. They can take an old tin milk can, such as you see in farmyards, paint it all up, and it makes an excellent umbrella stand; or a wagon- wheel, and hang little lanterns on it, and you've got a lighting fixture for your recreation room. Where they get their ideas, heaven (Continued on page 69) This guest-room by Miss Gheen, Inc., provides for all the wants, both spoken and unspoken, of a person away from home. There is a comfortable swan day-bed, in black trimmed with gold; a black lacquer bureau having a Chinese decoration in gold, above which hangs a large gilt mirror; a large black and gold lacquer cabinet filled with books; two easy chairs with green slip covers, before one of which stands a little liseuse, or reading-table, whose candle-holders on either side are convenient for ash trays and cigarettes. An adjustable kidney-table in front of the windows is excellent for drawing up to the bedside and holding the breakfast tray. The walls are neutral, the rug green and the window-hangings and bed-cover are of chintz having a black background and a multi-colored floral design in which red predominates. March, 1933 33 A Gallery of Ladies Bountiful of Oak Park MRS. STANLEY JAICKS, TICKETS COMMITTEE. MRS. T. B. SHEARMAN, TICKETS COMMITTEE. MRS. ROBERT E. CANTWELL, JR., CO-CHAIRMAN. On the evening of April 21, the Oak Park Infant Welfare Charity Ball will be held in the Gold Coast Room, Avenue of Palms and French Room of the Drake Hotel, with keno and other games of chance, buffet supper and many other exciting features and novelties. PHOTOGRAPHS BY DE DOU CERAMICS MRS. H. W. MARKWARD, KENO COMMITTEE. The Chicagoan THE TOWERS OF THE ELECTRICAL GROUP FRAME A FASCINATING VISTA. OTHER TIMES, OTHER FAIRS A Story of Not So Long, Long Ago By MILTON S. MAYER PHOTOGRAPHS BY A. GEORGE MILLER That the Republic of France gave the world clever women and bad coffee is well established; that she gave the United States independence and, more latterly, a lesson in how to treat Shylocks is familiar to every American schoolboy; but that she was the ingenious mother of world's fairs is revealed only after the most thoroughgoing search through the dustiest of annals. Now the French were ingenious, but they were also short sighted; and so it came to pass, about eighty years ago, that long-sighted England appropriated the world's fair idea from her ingenious neighbor and brought to flower the Great Exhibi tion of the Industry of All Nations, in the year 1851. The origin of fairs is lost in the mists of poorly recorded time. THE STEEL OF THE CHRYSLER BUILDING PROMISES STURDY GRANDEUR. In a sense, the Olympic Games were fairs. The market fair flourished on the Continent during the dark ages. The horse fair, in its day, was a glorious imtitution — but its day is long past, and a once important horse fair at Whittlesey, in England, was abandoned a few years ago when it attracted two entries. The "pleasure fair," a local European event once distinct from the market fair, was largely merged with the latter during the 19th Century, the reasons for holding market fairs having been obviated by the development of local markets and the progress of transportation. In eastern Europe and in India — notably at Nijni Novgorod, and at Hurdwar, on the Ganges — the ancient market fair survives with the outmoded civilization that still dominates those parts. The Society of Arts, in England, had been promoting indus trial exhibits in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin and other centers of manufacturing since 1756. France held its first national exhibition in 1798, during the dark days of the Directory, and the exhibitors numbered 110. Between that date in 1849 the republic sponsored eleven increasingly successful exhibitions in Paris. They would not be easily recognized as the forerunners of the modern world's fair: at the fair of 1834, M. Charles Dupin, the Minister of Commerce, classified the exhibits into "alimentary, sanitary, vestiary, domiciliary, loco motive, sensitive, intellectual, preparative, and social." The papa of the world's fair idea was M. Buffet, Minister of Commerce following the Revolution of 1848. Early in 1849, Papa Buffet submitted a suggestion to the several chambers of commerce in France: "It has occurred to me, that it would be interesting to the country in general to be made acquainted with the degree of advancement towards perfection attained by our neighbors in those manufactures in which we come in competition in foreign markets. Should we bring together and compare the specimens of skill in agriculture and manufactures now claiming our notice, whether native or foreign, there would, doubtless, be much useful experience to be gained; and, above all, a spirit of emulation which might be greatly advantageous to the country." And what did the chambers of commerce say to that? They said "Nix," or, in the vulgar parlance of the day, "Non." And why? Because, friends, France of 1849 was no smarter than the United States of 1929 — France was "protecting" her home industries. France had high tariffs. The manufacturers of France were not prepared to let the French ladies see the printed calicoes that England was able to produce at fourpence or fivepence a yard, or to allow the French gentlemen to examine the cutlery of Sheffield, the plated wares of Birming ham or the pottery of Staffordshire. So the chambers of com merce said "Non," and Papa Buffet lived to see his priceless idea capitalized by the not-too-beloved empire across the Channel. CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHRYSLER BUILDING PROGRESSES STEADILY. In the spring of 1845, the Society of Arts appointed a commission to ascertain the attitude of English manufacturers toward a quinquennial exhibition of British industry in 1851, but "the attempt failed and was abandoned." In 1847, how ever, "in the midst of discouragement," the Council of the Society placidly asserted that its exhibitions would be held each year thereafter. No government recognition was forth coming, but in the display of 1849 there is a record that "some works in the precious metals" were graciously contributed by Her Majesty. That was the seal of success. The quinquennial exhibit of 1851 was announced. At this juncture there arrives upon the scene the altogether imposing person of H. R. H. Prince Albert, he of the coat. Albert was something in the manner of fifth wheel on the royal wagon, since he was only the Queen's Husband, and not King, and the Queen, a little lady named Victoria, was not very easily browbeaten by anyone. But Albert was no ninny; as president of the Society of Arts he was held in the highest regard by all of England. It was Albert who first heard of Papa Buffet's rejected scheme for an international exhibition. He proposed it to the Society, and a survey was made among the nation's manufacturers. The point involved was: were England's manufacturers willing to invite foreign competition to display its wares in London? Now this was Great Britain, the empire that had abandoned tariffs and was thriving under the application of Sir Robert Peel's proud philosophy of "unre stricted competition" — Free Trade. Only a few months previous to the Society's survey, a Memorial had been adopted by the nation's silk manufacturers meeting in Manchester, praying that protective duties be abolished altogether in their trade — an interesting commentary on the American paganism of almost a century later, worshipping at the shrine of "protection." The sentiment of the land was unanimous. "The Lancashire feeling eminently is," said Mr. Alderman Neild, "to have a clear stage and no favour." The Messrs. Dixon of Sheffield thought that "manufacturers would certainly lose nothing by the Exhibi- THE AGRICULTURAL BUILDING MOVES TOWARD COMPLETION. tion, and would probably gain a great deal. They prefer uni versality to nationality; the first is by far the grander idea, and more useful." (How now, Mr. Hearst?). "Had an International Exhibition of Industry been proposed in the good old times," said Henry Cole, C. B., in an address a year later, "when our manufacturers of silk and cotton and metals were protected from the competition of their foreign neighbors, we should have rejected the idea, just as the French manufacturers did, whose development is still cramped by protective tariffs. But it was decidedly to the interest of England to adopt the idea, and she did so on that account." — No romantic fourflushing ; just business. On May 1, 1851 (the date originally scheduled), the Great Exhibition was opened by Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith; "with," according to one of the American com missioners, "great pomp and ceremony." It was something that England and Englishmen could be proud of, and they were. It had been an "impossible" task. The Government — which did not, of course, include Victoria or Albert — had been so hesitant about helping support the affair that the Society had finally raised its own fund of £230,000 and obtained credit with the Bank of England. "A great part of the success which has attended the institution of this Exhibition may be attributed to its independence of the Government," the Official Catalogue states, "and it may be the boast of our countrymen that the Exhibition was originated, conducted, and completed independ ently of any Government aid whatever, except its sanction." Then too, there had been in 1850 a nation-wide financial panic. Well, well, well. Agriculture had been particularly hard hit, and the result had been a relentless campaign in the North to reduce government expenditures. This condition was discouraging to the officers of the Fair. "Public conviction of its importance was of slow growth," lamented Mr. Cole. But Subscription Clubs were formed in the country, and to encour age their formation the railways offered "both journeys, up and THE SKYRIDE TOWERS MOUNT DAY BY DAY TOWARD THE SKY. down," for a single fare. And by the time the Exhibition opened, the whole island was on its way to London. The site of the Fair was on Crown property in Hyde Park, and the entire Exhibition was housed in Architect Thomas Paxton's eternally famous Crystal Palace, "twenty acres under glass and iron." There had never been such a spectacle. Thirty foreign nations were represented among the 14,000 exhibits, and potentates attended from all over the world. England utilized half the space for herself and her colonies, and turned over the other half to the guests — rent free. On one day 109,000 persons attended, and at one time there were 93,000 in the building — 6,000 more than Nero was able to accommodate in the Coliseum for his Christians-vs. -Lions soirees. The great Koh-i-noor — "an egg-shaped lump of glass," the French said scornfully — attracted the largest crowds. Next in popularity was the Malachite door from Russia. Besides all the manufactured goods, there were cotton and power looms in motion, hydraulic presses, "steam hammers," fire-engines, "rail way and steam machinery in motion," and "printing and French machinery." In addition, there were human curiosities aplenty — the foreign monarchs and their subjects (three times as many foreigners landed in England during the Exhibition as during the whole of the previous year), the "dear little Queen" making her daily visit, Prince Albert in all his well-earned glory, the prolific Mr. Dickens, the noble and white-haired Wellington, the philosophic and astronomic Sir John Herschel, the inventive Mr. Stephenson, and Michael Faraday, replying to queries of "But what good is it, Mr. Faraday?" with "What good is a baby?" The scribblers were carried away by the scene. "Did ever Queen within such Palace stand? Will ever Queen again?" rhapsodized Samuel Warren. "Who can describe that astound ing spectacle? Lost in a sense of what it is, who can think what it is like? Philosopher and poet are alike agitated, and silent." It is not a happy item, but the Muse of History, if there is a Muse of History, is pounding your correspondent on the head THE U. S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING IS OF COMMANDING DESIGN. with a blunt instrument and demanding that he record the fact that the United States demanded 225,000 square feet of space at the Exhibition and turned up with such a "poverty of display" that it aroused, according to the New Jersey Commissioner, the "taunts, aspersions and petty ridicule" of the English press, and although it was only a "patriotic motive" that had caused the American people to claim more space than they could fill, they nevertheless had to bear "the supercilious merriment of the flippant, the contempt of the ignorant, and the denunciation of the malicious." The impression produced by the plainness and the paucity of the American exhibits was "mortifying to our national pride. But when the inventions of our country were submitted to practical tests, the results were such as astonished the world." And they were. McCormick's Virginia reaping machine was at first regarded as "one of those extravagant Yankee contri vances, whose promised performance was wind, and whose merits were thought palpably fabulous. Huge, unwieldy, un sightly, incomprehensible, the burly English farmer contem plated it with contempt, while the Continental savant passed it by as unworthy the regard of the scientific or the investigation of the curious." But when it was put through its paces, it "rolled back the tide of ribald denunciation, and silenced the carping critics," and the McCormick reaper received the AN INTERIOR VIEW OF THE U. S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING TOWER. Council Medal, the highest award of the Exhibition. America's generally crude lot of exhibits — such things as rough soaps and very acid Catawba wines — was explained by the New Jersey Commission in the statement that "in the United States the World's Fair was considered by many as a mere scheme to aggrandize Great Britain. A general lack of information in relation to the objects of our British neighbors in getting up the World's Fair existed. . . . Very inadequate views were entertained of the advantages to be derived from such exhibitions." But after the Exhibition was over (it closed October 14, 1851), the New Jersey gentlemen baldly reported that "the re sults of the World's Fair are pregnant with incalculable benefits to all classes of mankind." England had taken the dare of inviting all its competitors to invade the country, and "with the cooperation of all classes successfully demonstrated the prac ticability and the advantages of uniting, through their repre sentatives, all countries in one peaceful congregation for useful competition and mutual benefit." Now that the ground was broken, international fairs became the thing. Cork blossomed out with the second one in 1852. New York City, with — may we say?- — characteristic haste, pro duced an abortive "international exhibition" the following year. It was badly situated — at the intersection of Sixth avenue and THE SKYRIDE CONSTRUCTION IS A FOCAL POINT OF INTEREST. Forty-second street, badly managed by a joint stock company, without official recognition by the government, and with scarcely any foreign representation (the ocean was still a barrier in 1853) . England made a profit of $800,000 on the Great Exhibi tion, but the New York fair, as one wag expressed it, "was opened by the President of the United States and closed by the sheriff of the County." America was not yet ready for a world's fair. Dublin and Munich in '54, Paris in '55, Manchester in '57, Florence in '61, London again in '62, Amsterdam in '64, a whole epidemic — Dublin, New Zealand, Oporto, Cologne, and Stettin — in '65, Paris in '67, Vienna in '73 — all of them wearing, in greater or less degree, the title of World's Fair. But the art of making money on exhibitions seems to have been lost after the first one. Financing at the rest was generally muddled and sometimes dishonorable, international enmities interfered (Germany would not participate in French exhibitions), plans were hurried and incomplete, and hotel keepers were greedy. It looked, for a time, as if Papa Buffet's idea had been done to death. But in 1866, Mr. John L. Campbell, "Professor of Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Astronomy" at Wabash College, in Indiana, wrote a letter to Mayor Morton McMichael of Philadelphia, suggesting that the United States celebrate the hundredth anniversary of its birth and that the celebration take place in the city where the nation was born. There was every reason to {Continued on page 63) n: :n? nil Mil l 9M|* , j • •** PIZARRO STARTED THE CATHEDRAL AT LIMA. NOW IT HOLDS HIS BONES AS WELL AS A GREAT MANY THINGS WORTH SEEING. South America, Sophisticated THE first signs of spring bring forth not only the worms; — but my own little wanderlust bug. Or rather bugs— I must harbor thousands of them. I was rather up against it last year when trying to decide what to offer my germs in order to appease them. Much as I love nearly every corner of Europe, I felt the urge for some place new. For years, the South Seas and the Orient have been calling — but they seemed too far away. Someone suggested South America, though somehow or other I didn't warm up to the idea. That land down under sounded awfully remote and I associated it only with tales of dodging bullets of revolutionists, of digging one's way out of ashes from volcanoes (while a terrified populace prayed in cathedrals), of violent illness caused by the altitude, of snakes, insects, heat and greasy Spanish food. It all seemed swell for Dick Halliburton, who had regaled me with tales of Peru when he was writing his modern Pizarro story. But me, I like to do my vagabonding a la wagon lit. One night at a dinner I met Isaac Marcosson, just lately returned from South America. But his stories didn't help to warm me up for a trek below the equator, as I gathered even more harrowing tales of a life which seemed to be led in a maelstrom of political intrigue. I had dis missed the idea of South America as a summer solution when along came Noel Coward, having just finished a four-months grand tour of the southern continent in company with Jeffrey Holmesdale, the Earl of Amherst. When I told Coward I was thinking of going to South America but wasn't too enthusiastic about it, he said : "Don't miss it — you'll have the time of your life." "But isn't it awfully uncomfortable down there?" I asked. "Why you live in the lap of luxury," he said. "Take a piece of paper and jot down these places." Which I did— and it is largely due to these tips of Coward's that I returned from my South American trip so enthusiastic Have Yourself a Time By William B. Powell that I hasten to pass them on to you in the hope that you will, if you are looking for a new place under the sun and below the equator, adopt them for your own benefit. Before you read further, let me warn you that my guide to South America is not for those who are of the student's type of mind, or who would exploring go. Let me make it plain that my suggestions are strictly un- Baedekerish and will be welcomed only by those who, when traveling, like to live in com- fortable quarters, eat new and exciting food, sample the best wine cellars, get good golf, meet amusing people, and in a nutshell, have themselves a time. For such, here is my guide : I KNOW of few coun- tries where meeting the right people is more important to your enjoyment than South America. This means that no matter how much you may dislike to present letters of introduction, you really should make up your mind to use them when you go to the southern continent, — especially on the west coast. Let me urge you to start well in advance of your sailing and do what I did — namely, announce at every party you attend: "I'm going to South America and I don't know a soul there." You'll soon begin to net a letter to our amabassador in Peru, a polo player in Buenos Aires, a Brazilian coffee planter and who knows — perhaps a senorita or two in Santiago. Bag all you can — some of the letters will prove to be duds. The ambassador may be on leave (it seems to me they usually are), the coffee gent may be on his annual picnic in Paris, and the senorita may have become a senora. So collect a lot of letters — some of them are bound to do wonders for you. When to go? I was in South America dur- ing June, July and August — their winter — and I found the weather, on the whole, de lightful. In Peru, the days were about like our September. In Lima, the sun rarely shines but neither (Continued on page 61) STREETS IN CU2C0, PERU, REAR COBBLESTONE STEPS TO THE SKY. THIS IS THE ONE THAT "TIRED A FOX." THE COLORFUL CANYON WALLS OF LA PAZ VALLEY ARE AS AMAZING IN THEIR WAY AS OUR GRAND CANYON. GRACE LINE PHOTOGRAPHS March, 1933 43 HOCHS, PROSITS, AND DANCING UNDER THE TREES IN BERLIN'S OPEN AIR CAFE KONIG. All Around the Town The Gaieties of Berlin By Doug Brink ley THERE is something about Berlin that gets you even if you don't speak German. Perhaps it is the Neon lights around the Augusta Victoria Plat? which brilliantly light the centre of Berlin's midnight path for the throng of pleasure seekers . . . perhaps it is the Theatre . . . the Opera ... the fine con- certs . . . the names in the stage world . . . perhaps it is the night life ... or the Dance- bars. Again, it may be the German people who are by far the most comfortable, the most likable of the continental world and perhaps the most understanding. Berlin has become the most fascinating city in all Europe. Berlin is of our day — synchro nised with jazz, modern architecture and mechanical progress. To see Berlin in 1933 is to catch the spirit of contemporary Europe. A charmed spot this, and one not requiring a too-well-filled purse. Berlin has many points. The food is excellent and in the res taurants life is cheap. One can dream with a liter of coffee for a few pfennigs. For two marks, clouds are lifted with an excellent three-course dinner. Prices, today, in Berlin are so low that the average tourist can float in peace and fantasy on a handful of marks. Visiting around the cen tre of night life, in the West end where Berlin gets its Wine, Women and Song, you will see a group of bright young people at Femina, where a bottle of wine costs five marks and the best tango band in Berlin is tossed in for the same price. At the Eden roof -garden you will find what the Gossip writers describe as the "most distinguished audience in town." This is the spot where the former Crown Prince gives that certain touch, on occasion, then again it may be Conrad Veidt at your elbow. The hat girl may insist on a formal introduc tion, still, the Eden remains the most gorgeous roof-garden in Berlin. At the Cascade, the band is hot, and young men with gay personalities play all the latest American ditties. Resi's is filled with all the latest mysteries of light and color and at the tables you find the real Berlin. Beyond, at Rio Rita, we come to the rather intimate— but extremely smart — dance-bar. This is the home of soft lights and warm colorings for your midnight behavior . If that doesn't solve your difficulties, try the modern cafes, such as Cafe Berlin or Cafe am Zoo, another type of filling station for afternoon or evening dancing, the last word of luxury. The activities of Haus Vaterland continue. This is Berlin's department store of pleasure with the whole world under one roof, supply ing hot and cold amusements from the Rhine to the Danube. Survivors of the. other .spots assemble wearily at Eldorado, which is just another of those nights put on for the tourist. The Berlin cafes are worth seeing in them selves, from the jammed floors of the dance- bars, where dancers telephone from table to table their invitations and desires, to the movable ceilings which are slipped back to refresh the air, at least once a day. ^^HEN it comes to spend ing an evening in Berlin, the play's the thing. Berlin, theatrically, is on the active side. It has some thirty theatres and two Opera-houses, Unter den Linden and in Charlottenburg. The most noted names are connected with the Berlin Theatres, (Continued on page 59) THE OLD ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, ONE OF BERLIN'S THREE. THE UNUSUAL FACADE OF THE RENAISSANCE THEATRE. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM GERMAN TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE 44 The Chicagoan , « : . ! f-< ' ^t^L -' htomM -/^ *;;""** jbH sir^fc | #le ; ¦** €¦ A DAGHESTAN HOLIDAY. IT S DONE WITH DAGGERS BUT THEY DON'T THROW THEM EXCEPT IN THE DANCE. Moscow At Play Two Sides to the Soviet By Lucia Lewis RUSSIANS never do things by halves. They are like their folk songs in spirit to —you know, that intense brooding depth of melody which has one weeping into one's glass and then a quick burst of gaiety, gaiety so brilliant it sweeps away all regrets, all moodiness. The Soviet doesn't change things. In fact, in spite of its intensely serious activities of the past decade, the Soviet has remembered that Russians must laugh and sing. So when you visit Russia you won't find just solemn devo tees to show you the glories of the factories, the collectives, the new apartment buildings, the Kremlin and the awesome mass of Lenin's tomb. You will hear music everywhere, in the fac tories, in the clubs, in the streets of villages and at hundreds of little fairs. And if you reach Moscow by the first of June you will find yourself bang in the middle of a festival as is a festival. 1 he theater companies, the operas, the orchestras, the ballets, of Rus sia are admittedly among the finest this world produces, and in this ten day festival they will blaze with a specially festive glow. They are being groomed for a display of offerings which will give you something to talk about at cosmopolitan dinner tables for a year to come. If you have a feeling that the new regime has swept away some very fine things in its march your attitude will be softened when you see the many beauties it has preserved and the new beauties it encourages. The museums and art galleries are the first obvious examples. The theatre and opera also retain the best of the old with an alert eye to the new, produc ing both magnificently. For the ten day festival there is an exquisite ballet in the traditional manner which will be a refreshing treat now that Pavlowa's place is taken by the moderns (however much we en joy them). Tschaikowsky's Swan's La\e rep resents, the old beautifully; the moderns follow with the post-revolutionary Red Poppy by Gliere. The State Opera will stage Carmen and in the same ten days will produce Rim- sky-Korsakov's Ps\ovitian\a. The orchestras, operas and artists so highly praised by Stokowski will be going full steam and will be worth the price of admission. /yll roads in Moscow, of course, lead to the Art Theatre. Here you will plunge into the finest production of Gogol's Dead Souls the world has ever seen — it's one of the shining jewels in the Art Theatre's crown. They are also giving young Vsevolod Ivanov's Armoured Train, Gogol appears again during the same festival, at the Meyerhold, with Inspector General. It will keep you sprinting to cover these alone, but you must not miss the fascinating productions of the native Ukrainian, Georgian and gypsy theatres. Here you get the flavor of ancient cultures and strange races which retain all their native color in the midst of the newest of governments. And you can't miss the festive atmosphere of the streets and halls where native bands from all over Russia burst into song and dance at a moment's notice. Serious students of the stage — and you will find yourself getting absorbed in it in this atmosphere — will be given opportunities to hear discussions of the Soviet drama, music and dance in the theatrical schools and mu seums, to visit backstage at the Art Theatre and the Opera to (Continued on page 60) THE UZBEKS DANCE TO A TWO-STRING GUITAR. STREET MUSIC DUR ING THE MOSCOW FESTIVALS. March, 1933 45 4^ BOLIVAR WAVES A TRIUMPHANT SWORD ABOVE THE PUBLIC SQUARE IN BALBOA. ^TO retracing, no repeats, break-the- ^ monotony route, is the new way to go to California and see a lot of things be sides this country. You may start by auto mobile or train to get a broad view of your United States, and either start or end with a restful, refreshing sea voyage. (Leave the train, but take your car with you, carrying it along as baggage on the ship.) The large and modern Pennsylvania, Virginia, or California, do a lovely circle from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco, or vice versa, pausing for the hot-cha of Havana. The Canal ports are exciting too, and no one knows what an Experience the trip through the canal is until he has done it. THE PEDRO MIGUEL LOCKS OF THE CANAL, ON THE PACIFIC COAST. THE STATELY CALIFORNIA IN ONE OF THE CANAL LOCKS. t I A WARY CHURCH — EARTHQUAKE PROOF — IN PANAMA CITY. A CONTRAST OF MODERN BRIDGE NEXT TO ANCIENT IN PANAMA. PANAMA'PACIFIC PHOTOGRAPHS 46 The Chicagoan The CHICAGOAN World's Fair Book A DISTINCTIVE TRIBUTE to A DISTINGUISHED OCCASION A Century in the Making ? Seven Months in Preparation . Edited for 1933 and Posterity THE STORY OF THE FAIR By Milton S. Mayer A brilliantly comprehensive and uncolored account of the inception, development and accomplishment of A Century of Prosress Exposition. THE ALBUM OF THE FAIR By A. George Miller A fascinating folio of photographs in the modern manner depicting the production of the Fair from break ing of ground to grand opening. THE STORY OF THE TOWN By William R. Weaver A statement of Chicago's position among the great cities of the world and its qualifications as host to the guest peoples of the earth. THE VISITOR'S CHICAGO By The Chicagoans A faithful compilation of information pertinent to a proper appreciation by World's Fair guests of the Town's varied civilized interests. CIVIC — E. S. CLIFFORD I N D U S T R I A L— R UTH G. BERGMAN HISTORICAL— DONALD C PLANT A R T I S T I C— E DWARD MILLMAN THEATRICAL— WILLIAM C. BO YD EN M U S I C A L— R OBERT POLLAK RECREATIONA L— L U C I A LEWIS MERCANTIL E— M ARCIA VAUGHN NOCTURNA L— S TEFAN BLAKE OCCASIONAL— JAMES BOND A WORLD'S FAIR SERVICE BOOK OF UNMATCHED DESIGN A WORLD'S FAIR SOUVENIR BOOK OF MATCHLESS QUALITY March, 1933 47 The figure to the extreme left is wearing a polo coat of the indis pensable natural shade, with large, white buttons instead of the usual brown. A grey felt hat, snap-brimmed, front-pinched crown and a dark green reefer, thrown Ascot fashion, finish his exterior costume. The next figure wears a brown hat of similar blocking, yellow turtle-neck sweater, tan flannel Glen Urquhart plaid windbreaker with dipper front, horn-buttoned sleeves, ribbed, knitted waistband, one pocket with a flap and one without. The breeches are of a tan or grey cavalry twill or gabardine with chamois reinforcements; the boots tan calf. The unmounted figure on the right wears twill Jodhpurs and Jodhpur boots, a brown Tweed riding jacket (only God can make a Tweed) in herringbone weave, a flannel waistcoat in a Tattersall check — white with a red and blue overplaid — brown necktie pat terned with yellow horses' heads and a brown felt hat. Such cos tumes, an equestrians will find, are most appropriate for riding on blustery days of early Spring. 48 The Chicagoan THEME FOR SPRING SONG /^\N these early spring days, still cold enough for winter coats, ^^^but so promising of daffodils and stuff that one feels moldy with out something fresh, the prescription is always a new hat and new shoes. Unobtrusively but firmly the high crown has crept up on us and now that it's here it looks decidedly smart and refreshing after our long pancake diet. In the top circle is one of the darlings of the Paris showings, quite high in Cossack fashion, but very wearable. It has several other new features, its red feathers pasted flat to the side and its fabric, a blend of dark blue straw and crystal which will be much used by smart designers this year. From the French room, Marshall Field. The second hat satisfies the rising demand for white. This is a Milgrim model from N. A. Hanna, Wilmette. Of a white corded fabric, it too has the higher crown effect, quite like a true fez. On the figure below, corded fabric is used again in a tricorne from Lee Sacks, high at the back and slanting to a smart point in front. The coat is from a suit of beige Veda, buttoned snugly, with some interesting features in its stitched belt, puffed sleeves over tight cuffs and gay little separate cape collar of galyak in blue fox tone, which ties over the coat on chilly days. From L. Friedman, Inc. Perforations, perforations, perforations, is the cry of the shoe men. The top slipper, from O'Connor and Goldberg, is a street pump with rows and rows of tiny perforations in triangle design on the vamp and the strap which gives a graceful line to the instep. Don't over look the new Town Heel, high but straight and sturdy underfoot. The new summer dress shoe gets away from the extremely open sandal and is fashioned of a dull fabric, delicately printed with soft pastel flowers, so that it will blend nicely with many dresses. From Wolock and Bauer. Low ties promise to be among the most popular for spring wear. F. E. Foster does the third shoe, a brown tie, with the ubiquitous rows of perforations. Patent leather comes back strong — see the bottom model, from O'Connor and Goldberg, of patent leather vamp and strap with a gray suede back. Need we say, perforations? March, 1933 49 WHERE BEAUTY IS CREATED ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ : " . A VIEW OF THE MAIN FLOOR SHOP, ELIZABETH ARDEN, 70 EAST WALTON PLACE. THE SMART BLACK AND WHITE FLOOR WITH ITS BLACK STAR SPLASHED IN THE CENTER LENDS DASH TO THE DELICATE LINES OF THE FURNITURE, TO THE EXQUISITE FRIVOLITIES, AND ALL-IMPORTANT PREPARATIONS. THE PREPARATION CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR SHOP. HERE, IN SECLUSION AND COMFORT ONE MAY SNIFF DAINTILY OF THE RANGE OF ARDEN PERFUMES, BE ADVISED AS TO THE CARE OF ONE'S SKIN, AND SHOWN GLAMOROUS MAKE-UPS, HARMONIZING WITH FASHION SO THAT EVERY WOMAN CAN WEAR ANY COLOR. THE SERENE THIRD FLOOR SALON, CHICAGO. THROUGH ARCHED DOORWAYS TO THE RIGHT AND LEFT ONE SEES A LONG VISTA OF QUIET LITTLE ROOMS TO WHICH ONE RETIRES WITH AN OLD FACE AND EMERGES WITH A LOVELY NEW ONE. ANOTHER HALL LEADS TO THE EXERCISE ROOMS, THE ARDENA BATH, MASSAGE ROOMS, AND VIENNA YOUTH MASQUE DEPARTMENT. rT~,HOUGH you emerge from one of her salons with the skin of a ¦*¦ baby angel, Elizabeth Arden is not satisfied with just that. Her ideal of beauty is more rigorous. She aims at the perfect whole and the chic whole. Your body must be glowing with vitality and slender, but of a lithe feminine slenderness. Your hair must be lustrous and healthy, of course, but more than that. It must be part of you, in the way it is cut or dressed; and part of the times, in the way it supplements the lines of a season's hats or the feeling of your evening frock. Your skin must be flawless. But after Elizabeth Arden has achieved that, she goes on to study your personality, your coloring, the fashionable colors which you will wear. Then the most subtle of make-ups is created with a consideration of all these points. A gradation in the tone of eye shadow or powder or lip coloring calls forth hidden glamour. As frocks shift from the deep glowing colors of last winter to the clear new spring colors Elizabeth Arden suggests little tricks in make-up, a slight shift of colors, to make you seem just as dazzling in cool gray as you were in glowing ruby. And so — we have the modern beauty. Her natural charms are accented, fashion is made to serve her rather than rule her. Elizabeth Arden salons reflect the same alert, modern spirit. The photographs on this page show a few corners of her charming three- floor salon at 70 East Walton Place. On the street floor is the interesting Arden shop, which purveys all the preparations and in addition, exquisite teagowns and negligees, lingerie, imported bags, and all sorts of whimsies to flatter our frivolous feminine moments. The second floor is given over to the hair shop, and on the third are the face treatment rooms where Chicago contours are patted, lifted, and molded into firm, glowing beauty. Here, too, is the mirrored exercise room with its silken mats and music to make the stretching, rolling, kicking process a rhythmic one — the bicycles, rollers, baths, massage rooms, and diathermy department, the wonderful health and beauty treatment combined. On the opposite page are scenes from the new Phialdelphia salon, a distinguished example of modern decoration, which has aroused fanfares of enthusiasm among decorators everywhere. TO Advertisement The Chicagoan in a setting of beauty i 'SETHAtaet ELIZABETH ARDEN'S NEW PHILADELPHIA DOORWAY IS A REPRODUCTION OF HER FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, ENTRANCE; LACQUER RED IN A SETTING OF BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE. IN THE WINDOW ARE THE MINIATURE HEADS OF NOTED BEAUTIES MODELED BY HOYNINGEN HUENE OF PARIS, WITH HARMONIZING MAKE-UP BY ELIZABETH ARDEN. FROM THIS FLOWERY ALCOVE THE STAIRWAY, LINED WITH PAINTED MIRRORS, LEADS TO THE SECOND FLOOR. DIFFUSED, INDIRECT LIGHTING CASTS A SOFT GLOW OVER THE MARBLE FIGURE AND TRAILING VINES, AND IS REFLECTED BRILLIANTLY FROM THE OFF-WHITE WALLS AND THE SHIMMER OF MIRRORS. ANOTHER CORNER OF THE STREET-LEVEL FLOOR. THE DEEP BLUE OF THE FLOOR, HERE INLAID WITH A WHITE STAR, IS REPEATED IN THE BLUE PILASTERS AND THEIR WHITE CAPITALS, THE FURNITURE AND WALLS ARE A DELICATE OFF-WHITE AND THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE WHOLE ROOM IS ONE OF COOL, CLASSIC DIGNITY. THE SECOND FLOOR, WITH ITS DASHING PINK-BLOCKED WALL PAPER AND LIGHT CARPETS CONTRASTED WITH BLACK WOOD WORK, IS THE SCENE OF FACE AND BODY TREATMENTS. HERE IS THE NEW EXERCISE DEPARTMENT WITH ITS ROOMS FOR STIM ULATING EXERCISE, MASSAGE, THE GIANT ROLLER, AND ARDENA BATH. March, 1933 Advertisement n rfrniui/nr WAGNER YEAR IN GERMANY TV \ USIC lovers the world over will gather this year in Germany to honor the stupendous genius ol (he Ring Cycle, Parsifal, and other immoral music dramas. Signalizing the 50th anniversary of Wagner's passing, innumerable cities will pre sent special festivals and expositions, notably at music-loving Munich, and Bayreuth, the summit ol his life. Germany is Wagner Land. All through your travels you will come upon the heroic legends, the timeless art and humanity, the medieval city and castle, the mountainous gran deurs and forest murmurs that shimmer in Wagner's apotheosis ol beautiful Germany. Here you will 6nd welcome as an honored guest. Richly completing your experience will be the sparkling cities, dreaming villages, art shrines and theaters of modern German life. Booklet No. 62 on the Wagner Festival Year will gladly be sent. liiiiuiiiiinni \ German Tourist Information Office 665 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. QEKlW Lffiiiiiiimiinii Critics Prefer Brunettes Jeritza Makes Operatic Hystery ..By Robert Pollak MARIA JERITZA, the Viennese panther-woman, tendered us last month the worst performance of Tosca it has ever been my privilege to witness to a sold out house at the old Auditorium. That the blonde diva received lusty ovations on each occasion and that she was favored with the most extravagant encomiums by the newspaper critics (with the exception of that grim realist, Ashton Stevens) are phenomena I cannot hope to explain. When I saw her in Vienna nine years ago under the aegis of Richard Strauss in Salome and in the prodigious Korngold's Dead City she was able to meet the highest tests of histrionism and singing. Today the sensitive Viennese would hiss her out of their town. I doubt if she could get away with her Tosca in any provincial opera house. By putting two and two together it is easy to imagine what has happened. A prima donna in the worst sense of the word, she has never managed to get along with her colleagues either in Vienna or New York. Backstage at the Auditorium she is said to have quarreled bitterly with her fellow principals. Such artistic egotism, if it has any justifi cation, is the prerogative either of a great creative genius like Beethoven or Wagner, or of an interpreter like Chaliapin who is man enough to discipline himself artistically if not temperamentally. But if her February exhibit is typical, the Jeritza of today has for gotten that a good artist never ceases to learn. As a result she is on the skids and sliding fast. Two more years of such uncontrolled monkey shines and she will be headlining the stage show at the Tivoli. The waste of all her native talent is honestly distressing to this reporter. She cannot possibly imagine that her awkward stances for the benefit of the Toscaninnies are hot stuff. Even the most devout snickered when Cavaradossi had to walk up her twenty-foot train to get to his easel or when she hit him with a perfect flying tackle during the big torture scene. Her grimaces, meant to express strong emotion, are only silly. And as she parades slowly across the stage with a perfectly dead pan (see Variety) she reminds us of an imita tion of an imitation of Pauline Lord. She slurs her way up to top notes outrageously. And when Puccini gets her over-excited she shrieks with little regard for pitch or timbre. Elsewhere Isaac Van Grove kept the orchestral pot boiling nicely. John Charles Thomas, singing beautifully, and Mario Duca, a gifted young tenor, moved uneasily through the piece trying to keep from underfoot. Neither one is any Holbrook Blinn, but there was enough acting going on without them. Muzio and Marcoux come back. All is forgiven. Horowitz, on February 19, gave us a good slice of piano music, dwelling lovingly on composers from Bach to Poulenc. The listener discovered that the Bach-Busoni C major Toccata must be hard to play. Even Horowitz makes it sound diffi cult. Beethoven was represented by the A major Sonata Opus 101 and the skeptics who have been waiting for a great technician to "mature" knew that they had no longer to wait. The melting, almost Chopinesque, first movement, the keen vivace, hinting of Schumann J^pveletten yet to be born, the short adagio, and the indomitable fugato of the final movement with its Meistersinger germ- motive, all were firmly welded by the young Russian giant. After the intermission he offered Liszt's Funerailles, a threnody for a diabetic but good show stuff; a little Chopin; the fantastic Scarbo of Ravel; a Pastourelle of Poulenc; and to top things off, the Saint- Saens-Liszt Danse Macabre. At program's end he sounded like a two piano team. The audience kept him playing encores until the janitor turned out the stage lights. No hint yet as to what he will play in his symphony appearance. He rehearsed the smart alecky Ravel piano concerto in the east, but he has put it aside. The short month included recitals of Giulia Bustabo, one of the Persinger wonder children of the violin, and, on Grace Denton's popular Monday night series, Sigrid Onegin, in a program that was built around six of Schubert's finest songs. Madame Onegin was one of the few transient artists to recognize the anniversary of Wagner's death by singing his Traume to a reverent audience. Heinrich Schlusnus, that German baritone who sings Pagliacci at the Berliners and lieder at the Americans, was 52 The Chicagoan the Symphony soloist at the eighteenth concert of the season. That he is able to carry on this double life successfully no one who has heard him on gramophone and concert stage can deny. His records, inci dentally, were responsible for his introduction in person to American concert-goers. About five years ago a Chicago collector imported about fifteen Schlusnus discs made in Germany for Polydor. A local impresario with eastern connections heard the waxes, sailed for Europe to sign him up. He has been visiting us annually ever since. Eric DeLamarter, substituting for Stock on vacation in Arizona, contributed some Respighi arrangements, an Enesco symphony, and a rather list less reading of Elgar 's sturdy Enigma variations as his share of the program. That very intense young genius, Nathan Milstein, conquered two large audiences at the second week of DeLamarter's incumbency as soloist in the Goldmark A minor violin concerto. Milstein, another Auer princeling, owns one of the most extraordinary violin techniques I have ever heard. His performance of the Goldmark, not an imposing composition, made up for any of the musical shortcomings of his vehicle. Has velocity in complicated passage-work is almost unbeliev able; he evokes a suave legato tone when he needs it; and he produces harmonics that must be the envy of every professional fiddler who hears him. That he occasionally emits a few strident tones in forte episodes is due to a legitimate excitement in his task. They say that, in their student days in Berlin, Milstein, Horowitz and Piatigorsky used to meet in a beer hall to play trios. Just another perfect argument for beer. Mr. Stock came back for the twentieth program, February 23 and 24, dividing honors between the English and the Germans. He handed us a forthright projection of Vaughan Williams London Symphony, and the mournful Hunger March of the fourth movement sounded with a new 1933 meaning. Despite Coates elaborate explanation of this symphony and its London panorama, it stands up in its own right by reason of excellent themes and careful workmanship. Williams probably doesn't care what pictures of his metropolis you take away with you. He writes honestly and from the heart. To my mind his composition is in the best musical traditions of a country that nourished masters like Byrd and Gibbon a few centuries ago. Walter Gieseking, ill enough to be running a temperature, served as piano soloist after the intermission in Brahms' first piano concerto. With excellent reason he threw plenty of notes under the piano and his tone was more than ordinarily dry. At best the D minor is not a particularly ingratiating work for all its lovely flights in the final movement. But we'll be hearing from both Brahms and Gieseking again. I I wonder sometimes why the local managers don't buy more dance recitals. This town likes them. Uday Shan- Kar, an Indian importation of the astute M. Hurok, entertained four or five large houses at Orchestra Hall during the middle of the month. Shan-Kar and a troupe of Indian dancers and musicians offered a variety of rhythmic incidents, sacred and secular. No looker and listener came away without violent opinions for or against. I found the troupe exceptionally stimulating, and the drummers and sitar players sent me scurrying to Grove's dictionary to find out something about Indian music. Don't miss Shan-Kar, Simkie, Robindra, Debendra, and Kanak-Lata if they come back again. The first dancer of the Occident, the great Kreuzberg, appeared in joint recital with Ruth Page at the Studebaker on the night of February 25. The place was jammed to the rafters. La Page and Kreuzberg make an admirable ensemble team. He recreated the familiar and absorbing Mad Figures and the sombre Pieta. Her best solos were five satirical dances to Casella's Pupazzetti during which the conventional Spanish dancer, the jazz-mad flapper and the silly chauvinist were eternally and delightfully damaged. Wax- Works A DOZEN orchids to Victor for its new album of Brahms lieder, a round twelve of his finest songs sung by the sensa- , tional Rose Bampton, best young contralto of our day, and Conrad Thibault, a baritone who has leaped recently into deserved fame with little benefit of the concert hall, but much from discs and rahdio. The list includes two duets, charming ones, and La Bampton sings several of the massive religious songs from Opus 121. A magnificent set of records. Next in order of excellence comes an album of excerpts from the 44 ...and they lived happily ever after!" OSCAR was grumpy. No question about it. And Genevieve was at her wit's end. Food? It couldn't be that. Why she always won first prize for cooking at the Strawberry Festival. Yet Oscar stopped eating breakfast at home. He managed to stav downtown for dinner at least three times a week. And always insisted on eating out on Sundays. But one happy day it dawned on Genevieve. It wasn't the food— it was the WATER ! Bitter-tasting, evil-smelling, chlorinated water. What then did she do? Ha! You've guessed it. She 'phoned for a case of Corinnis Spring Water. Pure, sparkling Corinnis — the water that is always crystal- clear and alwavs good to taste. Moral: If your romance is storm- tossed on a bitter, chlorinated try Corinnis Spring Water. ^ try L-onnnis Spring water. sure you too will find it worth many times the very few pennies it costs. Ye3, we deliver it right to your door anywhere in Chicago or suburbs. CORINNIS SPRING WATER HINCKLEY & 420 W. Ontario St. SCHMITT SUPerior «543 March, 1933 53 long duet that makes up almost the entire third act of Wagner's Siegfried. The artists are Loritz Melchior who has become the Metro politan's most dependable Wagnerian tenor, and Florence Easton, a good soprano that we haven't heard much about here since several seasons ago at Ravinia. Somewhere on an odd face the lovely Forest Prelude to Act One is to be discovered. The orchestras concerned are Covent Garden and the London Symphony, and the conductor, Robert Heger. Miscellaneous in the strictly high-brow field. The indefatigable Coates records Moussorgsky's fanciful 'Hight On Bald Mountain and gives it a brawny performance. Abram Chasin plays his own Three Chinese Pieces on a little ten-incher. And Nat Shilkret has synchro nized two more Caruso favorites from the immortal old Victor catalogue with brand new orchestrations from the Victor Symphony Orchestra. You may have heard of the songs: O Sole Mio and La Donna e Mobile. The light and airy Victor section offers a wide variety. There should be mentioned a satisfactory doubling of a potpourri from Lehar's Land of Smiles, the enchanting operetta that the Brer Schu bert have been threatening to produce. And another doubling of Casanova pieces, the latter an operetta of Johann Strauss arranged by Benatzky and vastly successful in London. The New Mayfair Orchestra performs creditably. Victor stunt-of-the-month is a record from Music in the Air, a white disc decorated with photographs of the principals and scenes from the show. If the singing voice of Marlene Dietrich shakes you to your shoes buy Du Immer T^ur Du, a black seal Victor starring Greta Keller, a new lady of the radio. She has it, that and those. The veteran two-pianists Ohman and Arden got their orchestra to record the two hits from Pardon My English, the new Gershwin show. No home is complete without My Cousin from Milwaukee. On the reverse side Isn't It A Pity finds George G. in sentimental mood. Brunswick does the two Gershwin numbers too, employing the splendid services of Eddy Duchin and the lads at the Central Park Casino. Al Jolson has made two numbers, Rodgers and Hart numbers, from Hallelujah I'm a Bum, a mooing picture now being shown in the local cinema mansions. And somehow Brunswick got Jolson to make a song in Yiddish, a ditty called The Cantor. It's a knockout, and it suggests to you what Jolson might do to the highbrows in a Carnegie Hall recital. JAMES, THE CINEMA Pictures, Premiers and People (Begin on page 31 ) that she did, Mae Tinee's children did their teacher proud. If she didn't she should have. In The Secret of Madame Blanche she is called upon to do a little of just about everything. The picture is made up of a dash of Madame X, a shot of Farewell to Arms, several parts of East Lynne and a jigger of Diamond LU. If it isn't a cocktail — and it isn't — it's Irene Dunne's fault, but it would be rather nice to give the lady something of her own to do next time. A sandwich at DeMet's breaks the jump from the Chicago to the United Artists without an extra step and nine-forty-five is not too late to catch the last show if the picture is not too long. Hallelujah I'm a Bum is too long, but not that way. That is to say, it's the kind of picture that makes you feel you came in too early at the worst. At best, of course, you wouldn't come in at all. This from an old Jolson addict whose heart it breaks like a Mammy song to write it. In Hallelujah I'm a Bum Mr. Jolson struggles with a bad song, a bad idea someone had about rhyming the dialogue, a bad break in the mayoralty situation down New York way and a bad economic philosophy. The jazz singer is stopped before he gets started. The cantor is hog-tied with Gilbert and Sullivan lyrics. The comedian is gagged with radiant optimism. If Ford and Chrysler had set out to destroy Chevrolet's head salesman in one fell swoop they couldn't have done a better job than Hallelujah I'm a Bum. I hope not too many of its disappointed witnesses add the word Actor. February 15. — Parking is possible in LaSalle off Randolph, taxis willing, at five-fifty-nine. At six-one you're too late. At six the price of admission to the Palace goes up to normal, the feverish line of bargain theatregoers vanishes and venerable Vaudeville regains its self respect. Seats are still to be had, unless 54 The Chicagoan Olson and Johnson are in Town, and a program your grandfather would have pawned his bootjack to sit to is run off to the learned scoring of Danny Russo and his blase bandmen. Unemployment may be a problem ten paces outside these gilded gates, but it's just a gag for Walter O'Keefe inside. The black man's burden is heavy on the near south side, but sweltering Louis Arm strong's jet orchestra makes light of it behind these footlights. Alex ander Gray and Bernice Claire's Desert Song duets are opera to these veterans of Vaudeville's once tremendous vogue, but no matter. Within these walls the world is as it was. Nothing has happened since Steel hit 250. Newsboys outside are hawking Extras about a shooting at Miami. That is outside. This is inside. Everything is RKO here. Vaudeville over, announcements are run off while everybody changes seats with everybody else, and now Miss Nancy Carroll'6 Child of Manhattan casts its mantle of gentle sophistication over the assemblage. The wedding of Hollywood and Vaudeville has never been consummated. A good many of those present prefer jugglers to John Boles in cut-away. They are patient with him, though, in his suave seduction of the little lady who was The Street Angel and is returned at long last to the kind of thing she does best. They cry when her baby dies and rejoice when Panama Buck Jones steps gallantly aside permitting Honest John Boles — who couldn't- marry her because of the publicity but got it anyway — to make an honest woman of her. They react, this vaudeville audience fonder of trained dogs than Eugene O'Neil, much as the cinema audience used to react in the years before virtue became a sin of omission and tears an affectation. The picture that moves the Palace audience is a good picture. Axiom. Like the Chicago, the Palace doesn't despise a program because it's long. This one is over at nine-thirty-five and it's eleven minutes and a dented fender to McVickers and Mr. James Cagney's Hard to Handle. Mr. Cagney turns out to be the publicity man who put over the eighteen-day diet to move grapefruit, a dangerous admission even fictionally, and his hour in quest of riches and a blond Mary Brian is swift and comic. His publicity man is not so real as Mr. Lee Tracy's but his lines are funnier. His utterance is as rapid and his movements as cat-like as in his gangster days, but he's a little tiresome without his gat. He needs a new crime wave. February 21. — Depression has been gracious to the Roosevelt. Two hours is long enough for an all picture program. Curtailment of admission price has not been accompanied by curtail' ment of quality. Last week Employee's Entrance richly rewarded the faithful. Tonight Mr. Ernest Truex brings his Whistling In the Dar\ and no downtown screen so well bears watching. Mr. Truex is several degrees better than any stage player who has gone Holly wood since Roland Young. Whistling In the Dar\ is several points better than anything of its kind that has come out of California at any time. It is a short walk to the Chicago and heartbreak. Miss Mary Garden's first popular appearance is an event, but the auditorium that should be crowded is not. There are more grey islands in the sea of heads; otherwise it is merely Monday night. Mr. Lopez conducts a tribute to General Washington and Paul Revere rides a white horse along an East River backdrop on a treadmill. A newsreel portrays the Miami tragedy. Mr. Ed Lowry blithely introduces a tap dancer, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crawford, formerly of these parts, sings a song with a couple of pickaninnies for color, frolics with a troupe of Arab tumblers and then, very formally, announces the diva. The heart break follows. Miss Garden is applauded. No ovation. Respectful hospitality. She sings I Love Ton and they indicate that they like it. She responds with Iris, also familiar to cinema ears, and could exit now with four or five bows and an earnest word. Instead, Mr. Lowry advances to the rostrum, tal^es her hand as she begins Coming Through the Rye in pseudo-soubrette manner. She lays her arm around his neck. The song goes on. He puts his arm around her waist. Miss Garden is not Helen Kane. She is not Kate Smith. Mr. Lowry would kiss Helen or Kate, but this is Mary Garden. Or is it? Apparently not even Mr. Lowry is sure. But he is sure of his technique. He is the best damn master of ceremonies in all America. His art tells him to kiss her and he does. Four people guffaw. The others recover their composure in time to applaud, punctiliously, the news that Miss Garden will sing Habanero with the Merriel Abbott girls after a change of costume, which she ultimately does. 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The woman is found innocent, but the ten authors are guilty as hell. February 23. — The Messrs. Charles "Chic" Sale and John "Jack" Barrymore startle a little when brought together on a Palace program. An unsensed kinship in artistry in vites an unnecessary essay. The former in person and the latter in Topaze, these past masters of makeup and makebelieve strum in strikingly similar sequence the harp of human emotion. At risk of being sued by both parties, it is written that their arts are one beneath the billing. Mr. Sale's old man and Mr. Barrymore's school master are dissimilar as tuba and fiddle, but it would be hard to get odds from beholders of both in an evening that the actors could not swap roles without detection. Comfort in an over-personalized world. Topaze, by the way, is one of the obligatory photoplays of the period. Not to have seen it is not to have seen the real Barrymore, as distinguished from the dilletante Barrymore of Grand Hotel and so forth, since Beau Brummel of remote memory. More than any other actor, John is prey of his plots. He likes a play or he doesn't, and in the latter cases his talent congeals at the call of Camera nor flows again. Topaze is the other kind of play, made to his measure and manifestly stimulating to his genius. His performance is among the finer theatre things of all time. It is three blocks and a far cry from Topaze at the Palace to State Fair at the Oriental, from Paris to Des Moines, but the latter is a no less delightful picture. Janet Gaynor is starred, a little absurdly, above such players as Will Rogers, Louise Dresser, Sally Eilers and Norman Foster, but no matter. The picture is a modern pastoral, produced for the family trade, and it tells an honest story amusingly and to the vast refreshment of its witnesses. Nothing quite like it has come from Hollywood since 1910. It would not be strange if it held the Oriental screen until Fair time. February 25. — Probably over-emphasis is ac countable for the failure of 42nd Street to thrill its first-night audience at the dependable Chicago. A little too much in the papers about it all, possibly too good a title for the production staff to live up to, certainly an unwise casting of Mr. Warner Baxter and a disorderly apportionment of story to spectacle detract from the value of individually brilliant bits. Mr. George Brent is wasted in an offstage courtship of Miss Bebe Daniels, whose voice and charm are lost in a bedlam of dress rehearsals and drinking bouts. Miss Ruby Keeler is the sole beneficiary of an indiscriminate series of incidents attending the production of a Broadway review impressive, too late, in dance patterns and scenic devices that beg nothing of the Cantor pictures. The lack of co-ordination that proved fatal to the theoret ically promising Hollywood Review and annuals of its kind is deadly to 42nd Street. It is too bad — the screen is capable of doing great things with musical comedy. Maybe its Ziegfeld is just around the corner. The evening's second disappointment occurred at McVickers, where the Messrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Leo Carillo play at being international bootleggers, triple-threat trigger men and great lovers in a medley of familiar plots entitled, without permission of the copyright owners, Parachute Jumper. A good deal of the glamor that once glorified the gangster is vanished with Signor Capone, wherefore Mr. Fairbanks' heroics echo a little hollowly. The impression persists that a young man with common sense would call a policeman at any given point and stop the picture in its tracks. But a young man with common sense would never have started it. February 28. — The month ends, as perhaps a month including Cavalcade and Rasputin must close, on a down- curve. Miss Barbara Stanwyck is definite, discerning, personally dramatic and wholly up to standard in Ladies They Tal\ About, a picture which is not. The prison theme is about ready for the store house, and Miss Stanwyck's prison is wholly incredible, faithful as may be its fashioning after San Quentin. So is the prisoner's regen' eration, not to mention the gentleman who does the regenerating. The final sad word describes Luxury Liner, illegitimate daughter of an illegitimate son of an illegitimate nephew of Grand Hotel, and the word is especially sad because the script is credited in big letters to my good friend Mr. Gene Markey. The word, of course, is lousy. 56 The Chicagoan Juno and the Paycoc\ is an ironic mingling of laughter and TEARS. MR. BARRY FITZGERALD'S SALTY INTERPRETATION OF THE PAYCOCK IS THE ETERNAL SMILE LURKING IN THE TRAGIC FUTILITY OF SOME PHASES OF THE IRISH TEMPERAMENT. REVELRY BY NIGHT A Sound Discussion of Radio (Begin on page 23) Cantor and Jack Pearl, the latter newly discovered for the air as Baron Munchausen. Honors are rather evenly divided between the Baron and the Fire Chief among the nation's possible 52,000,000 radio listeners. Eddie Cantor, how ever, can't be dated, and continues a favorite this year as last for Chase and Sanborn. Al Jolson is only a questionable success. Ben Bernie, of particular interest to Chicagoans, is no mean contender for a commanding position. As a band man, Rudy Vallee, the fair haired boy of radio probably tops the whole crowd in spite of everything which can be urged against him. Evidently Mr. Vallee is one of the greatest living products of an old theatre adage effectively reapplied; "A bad notice is better than none at all." Rudy has grown rich and famous on abuse. Among the Name productions, comedians are the dominating personalities now. Humor is the most sought after ingredient for any new air show today. But since there are only a few outstanding comics of the theater who are radio material, the industry has unconsciously gone about developing its own humorists. Stoopnagle and Bud, as satirists, are representative. Frequently both intelligent and subtle, their humor is keyed to the foibles of our times. Equally dangerous to the status quo are Drs. Pratt and Sher man, who were really predecessors to Stoopnagle and Bud. Formerly the Three Doctors, the act has diminished to Pratt and Sherman, now on KYW of afternoons. They returned to the network February 5th with Vincent Lope?, impersonating the speaker and clerk of the Real- silk House of Representatives after the style of Gershwin's Of Thee I Sing. Given a smoother studio production, with more freedom to the Doctors, the half hour should develop into smart Sunday night diversion. Both Stoopnagle and Bud, and Pratt and Sherman are comparatively original to the air, and suggest at least one approach to a generic radio art. But no one knows very much about art in radio, anyway, so they may as well have this doubtful distinction. Another instance of a nationally successful program indigenous to the studios is the Columbia Broadcasting System's Myrt and Marge. Some have judged it a significant development. This may or may not cJcmuHthimliew Scmtuciefia + - - MAIDEN VOYAGE marck ~h CALIFORNIA Easter in the land of flowers! Sail with the brilliant new Santa Elena on her gay maiden voyage March 31 . . . and enjoy, en route, shore visits or inland excursions amid the Spring time beauty of Havana, Colombia, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico! Other convenient sailings of new Grace sister liners April 14, 28. 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LONDON DETROIT CHICAGO OUTFITTERS TO GENTLEMEN 100 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE be true, but the broadcast sells chewing gum, which was the inten tion in the first place. Of the third type, or Studio program, usually comprising the orchestra, soloist and quartet combination, only a few prominent pro- grams remain. The Cities Service Hour is an enjoyable instance. Audiences also are very fond of the Sinclair Minstrels. Incidentally, the seats available for the minstrel broadcast have been exhausted for several months in advance. So much for what even one radio show can do to theatre and the motion picture business. From these three types of broadcasts, Serial, Name and Studio, the nation selects its free entertainment. At this writing Ed Wynn seems to be most widely accepted in cities, towns, hamlets, and countrysides alike. His contract will not be renewed, however, if the Texas Com' pany's gas pumps do not record the necessary number of extra gallons needed to pay him a reputed $5,000 per broadcast. Converting Ed Wynn's laugh into dollars and cents is the alchemy with which the client, the advertising agency, and the network is most concerned. The formula to be employed introduces one of the most serious problems of American broadcasting. This particular show tempers its commercial announcements by having Mr. Wynn guy Mr. McNamee during his discourses about cylinders and piston rings and Texaco. Other clients approach their audience more directly, others less. A recent survey indicates that an increasing number of listeners escape the selling copy by tuning in late and tuning out early. And sometimes there is no way to avoid placing announcements at the opening and closing of a program. Skits present a difficulty here, but in musicals, the argument may be intro- duced at sly moments when the listener is obliged to hear if he wants to continue with the program. "Harsh irritants" do exist abundantly in radio advertising, but it must be noted that almost all other sales methods are equally aggressive now. One business man tunes out another's program for the same reason the other tunes out his, because he sells too hard. However much we dislike a great deal of the commercialism on the air, it is comforting to know that the obnoxious salesman finally will administer his own fate without benefit of legisla' tion. It is to be hoped that this is true, because the prospect of converting our Market Place on the air into a political Tower of Babel is not a promising one. Nineteen hundred and thirtythree may see remarkable and hoped for changes in radio. And even though the Federal Trade Commission brought not a single charge against a radio sponsor in the last year, the public did in its quietly effective way. Sets are easily turned off, and a station can be completely annihilated at the twirl of a knob. There must be a saturation point in the population for contests and free offers. One of the most dignified commercial programs yet heard is the General Electric Hour on Sunday nights. John McCormack, Lily Pons, and similarly fine artists furnish the entertainment, and the announcer suggests that if you enjoy the broadcast, you express your appreciation to the GE representative who may call upon you, or to the GE dealer. Certainly little enough to ask for the pleasure of hearing great artists at no immediate cost. Although most of the past talk in Washington about the govern ment taking over the radio industry has been just that, Mr. Roosevelt may have several ideas about the matter not yet expressed. Thus many alterations other than those in advertising method are imminent during the new year . In fact, there may be a wholesale redistribution of wave lengths throughout the world as a result of the North American conference, which probably will be called this spring. WALTON'S PARADISE A True Story About the Fish that Didn 7 Get Away (Begin on page 25) exhibition halls. The plan of the building not only makes it possible for a visitor to see all the exhibits without climbing any inside stairs or retracing any steps but has proved its efficiency in the handling of large crowds. Like the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd- atarium, as it was called by one youthful sightseer, will offer special attractions to the visitor at A Century of Progress. What they will be has not been disclosed. Unlike the permanent exhibits across the way, live fish come and go the way of all flesh and subject to fisher man's luck. Necessarily, the collection changes from month to month, but it is safe to say that the Aquarium which has already hatched and caught a pretty kettle of fish, will have an even prettier one in time for the Fair. 58 The Chicagoan Here's why we say THIS BREMEN SAILED THE SEAS IN 1858. THE FIRST TRANS ATLANTIC STEAMER OF NORTH GERMAN LLOYD. ALL AROUND THE TOWN The Gaieties of Berlin (Begin on page 44) from Max Reinhardt to Richard Strauss and the number of offerings puts to shame our meager listings in Chicago. At the same time we find Werner Krauss at the Staatliche Schauspielhaus in the main part of Schiller's Wilhelm Tell. Krauss is superb, one of the finest actors on the stage today. He plays with rare touches of artistry which are distinctly his own. The Metropol honors the entrancing Fritzi Massary. Even the severest critics have told you that Fritzi Massary is the most flawless of artists. Massary and the lilting tunes of Oscar Straus make Eine Frau, die weiss was sie will the season's hit at the Metropol, and perhaps for a season or two to come. We attend a play written in the Silesian dialect showing Silesian characters, one of Gerhart Hauptmann's strongest plays, Rose Bernd. After viewing the splendid performance of a new young artist Paula Wessely, who is appearing in Berlin for the first time, we predict she will become one of Germany's most famous actresses. But wait — there are others: Gitta Alpar sings magnificently in Katharina at the Admiralspalast. Here is another most enjoyable evening in the theatre telling the tale of the rise of the soldier's girl to Czarina of Russia, while Gitta sings with unequaled charm. By the time this is in print Richard Tauber, the brilliant tenor, will be appearing in England and America. However, in singing the part of Franz Schubert in Lilac Time at the Theatre des Westens his voice possessed something better and richer than many of those put up to the glory of singing the role in America. The artistic performance of Shaw's Pygmalion at the Lessing Theatre is notable in its acting, especially that of Grete Mosheim. Another one of those frothy things to provide an evening's amusement is to be found at the Komische Oper: Man braucht \ein Geld with strictly American jazz music patterned by Willy Rosen. And of course you will not miss the cabarets offering excellent musical-revues. Max Hansen is the witty comic on the program at Kabarett der Komi\er. Tingel Tangel at a small theatre in the Kantstrasse is a joy-ride from start to finish. Composer Friedrich Hollaender plays the accompani ment of his own revue to the tune of the best cabaret imaginable, and so it goes. Taking it all in all, Berlin is a city for people who live and love and enjoy life. 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PANAMA PACIFIC LINE INTERNATIONAL MERCANTILE MARINE COMPANY No. 1 Broadway, New York; 216 No. Michigan Avenue, Chicago; 687 Market Street, San Francisco. Other offices in principal cities. Agents everywhere. March, 1933 MOSCOW AT PLAY Two Sides to the Soviet (Begin on page 45) see for themselves how these world-famous or ganizations carry on. So, on to Moscow — especially when you find that the inclusive rate for the ten days, including visa, hotels, food, guides and interpreters, and admission to all the theatres, is $150.00 for first class and $85.00 for tourist! The trip may be arranged for individually or for groups through Intourist or other travel agents. iNo intelligent traveler, of course, goes to Russia simply to have himself a time — nor anywhere else for just that purpose. In Russia particularly one can't help thinking and studying conditions even more absorbedly than in any other country. As the prospectus of the first Russian Seminar (to be conducted by the Bureau of University Travel), says: "Sociology, economics, government — these come to mind whenever Russia is mentioned; but there are others of equal or greater importance. Russia today offers to the world a new challenge in the field of Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Drama, Religion, quite as significant as her experiments in factory organization and indus trialized agriculture." This Russian Seminar is an important tour in the group of inter esting trips which are being arranged for the summer in Russia. It lasts from June 28th to September 7th, and covers not only Leningrad and Moscow but the cities of old Russia, a leisurely trip down the Volga to the Caucasus, the Crimea and Ukraine and a thorough cruise of the Near Easts and the Balkans, all of which are affected and influenced by Russian developments. While there is plenty of amusement on the trip it is of course organized for a study of conditions and a number of leaders have been chosen to accompany the group for special lectures and discus sions. These men are authorities in their field, chosen from the Advisory Group which is directing the organization of the Seminar. This group includes, among others, Stuart Chase, Kenneth Conant of Harvard, Henry Harriman, President of the U. S. Chamber of Com merce, Samuel Harper of the University of Chicago, Samuel Cross of Harvard, D. C. Poole of Princeton, Getoid T. Robinson of Colum bia, and many other men who will give members of t\ve tour an opportunity to get an honest and thorough picture of Russia as it is today, of the old Russia which produced the Soviet, and its relations to the rest of the world. A shorter tour of the same type starts in Berlin July 7th and gives twenty-eight days in Russia. You may join the tour here or go as you please to Europe and join the special tour in Berlin for the Russian experience. This has been organized by a Chicago group, through Intourist and the Society for Cultural Relations with U. S. S. R. It is planned also to add to the usual travel recreations a thorough course in understanding the new order in Russia. Dr. Frederick Schuman of the University of Chicago will meet the group in Berlin and conduct it through Russia. Dr. Schuman will interpret Russian conditions as the tour progresses, in daily discus sions and through arranging meetings with Soviet officials, to secure a really inside story of what the government is trying to do. He will be accompanied also by Professor and Mrs. Louis Gottschalk of the University. Professor Gottschalk, of the Department of History, is a noted authority on the French Revolution, and revolutionary move ments and will add considerably to the broad cultural value of the tour. Mrs. Gottschalk, a native of Russia, will supplement the usual guides and interpreters provided by Intourist. All in all the twenty- eight days offer a magnificent opportunity to get a comprehensive knowledge of the country the whole world is watching. If you haven't much time you can arrange to get an interesting glimpse of the country anyway, on the short tours arranged by Hamburg- American and Holland- America, on the former's North Cape cruises and on the latter's cruise to the northern countries and Russia. At any rate arrange for some visit as, what ever your feelings about the Soviet, an alert modern should know Russia. None of these tours is coupled with propaganda pro or con. The 60 The Chicagoan spirit of the study tours is well-worded by the Bureau of University Travel which I must quote again: "We are interested in seeing and understanding. We desire something more lasting than the memory of de luxe accommodations. For these we do not even need to leave our American homes where these comforts abound: but Russia has something to show us. Let us try to comprehend." SOUTH AMERICA, SOPHISTICATED Have Yourself a Time (Begin on page 43) does it rain (and you can always catch sun by motoring 45 minutes away to a charming mountain resort, Chosica). In Chile, the weather was somewhat cooler — but it only meant that you needed a heavier sweater for golf. The winter in Buenos Aires reminded me of early April. I happened to strike plenty of rain but the natives, in true Californian spirit, assured me it was "most unusual." In Rio — that garden spot of the world — you will find their winter is like our June. The kind of weather you would order daily if you could. Never having been in South America during their summer, I can only tell you what I gathered from those who live there. Apparently, on the west coast, you have continuous sunshine, though not a tropical sun. It is only in the middle of the day that you must watch your step. Nights are cool and blanketful. As to the east coast, they say Buenos Aires is hotter than hot, drab and disagreeable. But — they also rave about a nearby seaside resort, Mare del Plata and the Andean Spa, La Cumbre, as well as the Patagonian lake district. I judge that lovely Rio is its tropical self during January and February — but it is so beautiful you'll forget the heat. Also, you have the sea waiting for you to dip in and cool mountain air to which you can be whisked in a few minutes by motor, cogged wheel trains or by baskets on pulleys (I refer to the eerie method of transportation used to get you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, sentinel to Rio's harbor.) What route to take? I cannot suggest too strongly that you plan your trip so that you go down the west coast and then come back by the east. There are many sound reasons for this procedure. You will visit Peru first — and in color it is by far the most foreign of all the South American countries. Peru is attractive and gives you the sort of thing you are after when you first start on a trip — but which may not be so welcome after you have been on the go after three months. The route I am suggesting gives you Buenos Aires just when you are crazy for modernism and sophistication. In other words, you'll find yourself in sort of a Paris — or perhaps Berlin is a better comparison. Travelling over this route, you will reach Rio for your last instead of your first stop, which means that you will leave South America with the most heavenly memory as your final one. To go round South America in this way, you will take a nice little boat (but don't let the size alarm you — you rarely encounter rough weather and it is as comfortable as any de luxe Atlantic greyhound without all their gadgets) — which boat, like all Grace liners, will be called Santa something or other. If you haven't been through the Canal, you will view it from your deck chair and you will be so fascinated you won't dare to leave it. Nor will you have to, for the clever boat serves a buffet luncheon on deck as you look wide-eyed at the work of your Uncle Sam and at the beauty of the scenery. And why don't we hear more about how lovely the Canal is? People usually rave only about the construction which, though of course it is marvelous, is no more spectacular than God's own gift to the Canal — the mountains, lakes, and jungles. If you want to do the "loop" of South America within three months, plan for two weeks in Peru (although they do say that a stop-off at Ecuador is worth while, going to Quiot, the capitol high up in the Andes, and a perfectly grand dude ranch that some Americans are running for a few knowing ones). The Santa boats which, with the exception of a few small fry are the only ones plying up the west coast, call every two weeks at Callao, the port of Lima. 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FAUT FIXTURE COMPANY 4625 West Division St. Austin 0414 62 schedule. You will go on down to Valparaiso, take a train or motor to Santiago, from where you will get the thrill of your life flying across the Andes to Buenos Aires in five and a half hours. Or, if you prefer, you can go by way of southern Chile and Patagonia, which district offers you lakes and mountains as lovely, if not more so, than Norway or Switzerland. From Buenos Aires you can take either a Munson line or Furness- Prince boat which will stop at Montivideo. If it is summer time, you might do well to go over there from Buenos Aires for at least a week-end as it is a sort of Riviera for all South America. Your boat to Rio will stop at Santos, (that is, if there's no revolution or civil war on at the moment) and it stops long enough for you to go up to San Paulo, the "Chicago of Brazil." It is a beautiful city and you reach it by an exciting and gorgeous railroad trip from Santos. From Rio you have a two-weeks sail to New York. If you like the sea, it will be just what you want after all your travelling. But if you are no Conrad at heart, the two weeks needn't be hard to cope with. In the first place, you are fairly sure of continuous sun and smooth seas — and you break the journey with a day's stop at Trin idad, one of the most interesting of all the West Indies. It will surprise you with its Orientalism, looking like a bit of India trans ported to the western hemisphere. A word about clothes: no matter what time of year you go to South America, remember you will spend three or four weeks in the tropics (while you are on the ships). You won't need terribly heavy clothes, even in winter time down there. While you are up in the Andes, it will be for only a short time, and you can always put on a few layers of sweaters. But what you will need is plenty of woolens, tweeds, and the like. Men reading this may profit by my experience and not cart along their tails and toppers, despite what you have heard about the dressiness of Rio and "B. A.". A dinner jacket will serve your purpose, even for the opera. Now, where to stay? The names of hotels I am giving here are those which Noel Coward passed on to me. So even if you may hesitate at following my advice, you will probably rest safer in feeling that the places I mention have had the patronage of England's knowing traveller. In Lima, stay at the Country Club. It is a grand institution and a Godsend to the American and English traveller. At the moment, times being what they are, you won't need to obtain a privilege card from a member. If you are white and wash your ears, you can get in — and you will be awfully comfortable. In Santiago, stay at the Crillon. It is very Parisian in atmosphere and the meeting place of "everyone." It is better than the other possible second choice, the Savoy. And, even though someone may want to put you up at the grand (much too grand) Club de La Union, you will be more comfortable at the Crillon. No matter how they may rave about the comforts of Buenos Aires' new City Hotel (radio in every room and all that stuff) turn a deaf ear and go direct to the Plaza. It belongs to the chain of Ritz Hotels (the Paris — London — New York — ones) and the manage ment knows well how to make you comfortable. Before you get to Rio, make reservations at the Copacabana- Palace Hotel. It has a superb location right on the beach, a twenty- minute drive from the center of town. But that drive back and forth — you'll never tire of it. The route takes you by gardens almost as lovely as the Tuilleries and you have views of the harbor and hills most of the way. Book a front room at the Copacabana so that the waves (and they're not two hundred yards from you) can lull you to sleep. Under the same management, there are two other possible choices — the Gloria Hotel, about five minutes from town, and also situated on the bay, and the Palace, right in the heart of things (in case you are the type who likes life instead of waves rushing by your window) . Before leaving this subject of parking places, if you go to Arequippa (a city in southern Peru, very lovely and worth a journey by airplane) stop at Quinta Bates. "Quinta," for your information, means country place. The "Bates" part is because of a Mrs. Bates, chatelaine of the place— a delightful character beloved by every guest who stops with her. (This is the first of two articles on South America by William D. Powell.) The Chicagoan OTHER TIMES, OTHER FAIRS A Story of Not so Long, Long Ago (Begin on page 35) celebrate that centennial. Such a cen tury there had never been before, and not only in America. Chemistry had brought forth such miracles as photography, illuminating gas, quinine, artificial fertilizers. The onset of the machine age had brought the steam-powered boat and the loco motive, the electro-magnetic telegraph, the sewing machine, the cotton gin, the rotary printing press. All these belonged to the world, but the century had especially endowed the American nation. Whole empires had been bought or stolen by Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Polk, et al., and by 1876 the tail of the thirteen colonies was wagging a dog of incredible proportions. The population had climbed crazily from 3,000,000 to 40,000,000. There were still a few vacant corners, but the hungry prairies had begun to feel comfortable. The West had been corraled and branded with civilization. The United States was manufacturing its own locomotives and had almost ceased importing railroad iron. The monthly Falmouth packet of a century before was now six or eight steamships weekly, each capable of carrying a pair of the old sloops in her hold; the eastward passage had been cut to one-fifth the time it took during the Revolution. Colonial New York and Boston heard from each other three times a week in summer and twice in winter, and in the mud of the interior there was no regular communication at all; now the nation had 300,000 miles of postal routes. West of the Blue Ridge there was not a news paper in 1776; in 1786 the country had 6,000 dailie3, 600 monthlies, and a Congressional Library surpassed by only two in Europe. The schools were coming along slowly, the arts very slowly. Physical expansion had kept cultural expansion at a minimum — Europe, and even Asia, still regarded the chesty Americans as a "smart, half-cultured people, with immense energy and re markable ingenuity, but deficient in the higher grace3 and achievements of civilization." But if the fine arts were hand somely ignored, the new nation had climbed into first place in social philosophy and had given the world a model for govern ment; Jefferson had translated the theories of Rousseau and Montesquieu into fact, and the American people had grown, as one eulogist put it, "from a handful to an empire without hereditary rulers, without a privileged class, without a State church, without a standing army, without tumult in the largest cities and without stagnant savagery in the remotest wilds." That such a growth deserved a party occurred almost simul taneously to the Professor at Wabash College and to citizens of Washington, New York and Boston — "all of them, ignoring the historical claims put forward by Philadelphia, sought its loca tion with themselves. For a long time this opposition pre vented the legislation desired of Congress." A group of Phil- adelphians finally prevailed on a Congressional committee to come to Philadelphia in June of 1870 and inspect the proffered site for the Centennial. The committee recommended the choice to Congress, "but the opposition from rival cities was still suffi cient to delay legislative action, and ultimately to couple with the act an amendment prohibiting the appropriation which was deemed necessary to the success of the Exhibition." Alongside the trials of the Philadelphia Centennial, the building of Rome was a jigsaw puzzle. In his address at the closing ceremonies of the Fair, Mr. Daniel J. Morrell, chair man of the executive committee, told the story in a few plain words : "Philadelphia prepared for this Exhibition in the face of obstacles such as were never encountered in a similar under taking. The Government had refused aid; local jealousies were powerful; the newspapers of the country, with few exceptions, were lukewarm or openly hostile; and the mass of the people could not be interested in an event which seemed far away in the future. 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By slow and laborious stages public interest was aroused; money from private subscriptions to the stock of the Board of Finance flowed into the treasury; the State of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia made liberal appropriations for the uses of the Exhibition; and when success was assured, the National Con gress recognized its duty and gave us material aid." That, in a nutshell, is the story of the World's Fair of 1876. Just what the attitude of the nation was at the beginning of the project is shown by the 100-day sale of $10 stock certificates following President Grant's proclamation of the Fair in March of 1872. A quota of the stock was allotted to each state; of the forty-seven states and territories only eighteen bought any stock at all, and only 72,274 shares of the 1,000,000 allotted were sub scribed for. The bitterness of the Civil War was still smoulder ing in the South — Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas refused to participate in the Fair. Even in Pennsylvania. jealousy and indifference fought the undertaking: of the 71,263 shares sold in the state, 69,864 were taken in Philadelphia. The press of the cities which had been defeated for the award of the Exposition carped and cackled, and in the disgruntled West "certain influential journals" did not send their corre spondents until the Fair had been open three months. And to top it off, there was the devastating financial panic of 1873. Well, well, well. The thing just had to be given up. But it wasn't. Foreign governments responded with unprec edented heartiness; monarchies as well as democracies were willing to celebrate the one hundredth birthday of a successful revolution. Great Britain appropriated $250,000; France $120,000; Germany $71,000; Austria $75,000; Italy $76,000: Spain $150,000; Japan— just fancy— $600,000 ; the Argentine Confederation $60,000; Norway $44,000; Sweden $125,000. And the United States of America? — Not a dime. There were die- hards in Congress, even in 1876 — the mental progenitors of the gentlemen who are voting against revision of the war debts in 1933. In the spring of 1874, after Pennsylvania had expended $4,000,000 — more than half the cost of the entire Exhibition — a bill to appropriate $3,000,000 for the Fair was defeated in the House, 139 to 90, the vote of the Western representatives against the bill equalling the combined vote in favor of it. In February of 1876 — three months before the opening date — Congress jumped on the bandwagon and appropriated $1,500,000. But "appropriated" is not quite the word; the $1,500,000 had to be secured by the guarantee of one hundred Philadelphians whose wealth totaled $60,000,000, and it had to be returned to the Federal treasury out of the first profits of the Exposition — "an act," as Mr. James D. McCabe of Philadelphia remarked. "worthy of the Forty-Fourth Congress." The Centennial was located on historic ground in Fairmount Park. Its principal buildings were largely of glass and iron. much towered and turreted, and typical of the rectangular type of architecture of the day. The foreign nations' and states' buildings were of lumber, as were some of the secondary expo sition structures. The Main Hall was of minor interest; it was the age of machinery, and Machinery Hall held the spotlight. In the center of the hall stood the Koh-i-noor of the Centennial — the Corliss engine. Powered by twenty boilers in a separate building, this unbeautiful miracle of nineteenth century engi neering was forty feet high, with a fly-wheel that weighed fifty- six tons and was thirty feet in diameter. From the opening day — May 10 — until President Grant signalled to the chief engineer at 3:37 P. M. on November 10, the fly-wheel made its thirty-six revolutions every minute, operating twenty-three miles of shafting and forty miles of belting and furnishing motive power for all the machinery in the Exposition. The President, the Supreme Court, the Diplomatic Corps, and the recalcitrant Congress attended the opening ceremonies. The nation was still skeptical — Philadelphia furnished 65,000 of the 70,000 who came to see Gen. Grant and to hear the airs of all The Chicagoan nations played by the orchestra under Theodore Thomas, a hymn written by Mr. John Greenleaf Whittier, and a Centennial Inaugural March composed by a German, Richard Wagner. The Exposition, as it stood that day, was something more than a superhuman achievement. But beyond the confines of Philadelphia no one seemed to care. The attendance dropped until on May 16 there were only 7,056 people in the grounds. The failure that had tried so hard to overtake the project appeared inevitable. June was no better. Then something happened. The handful that came in May and June went back home and told their friends just what that Centennial thing was. On July 4, 46,000 souls wilted while the Hon. William M. Evarts of New York delivered the Oration, which to this day fills twenty-one pages of small print. It was something like the Spanish Inquisition; "the buildings were like ovens, and the concrete paths through the grounds burned the feet like lava." The heat, which even Congress couldn't have achieved, con tinued through July and August. September brought the nation to Philadelphia — the average daily attendance was 82,000; for October, 90,000; and more than 100,000 people a day passed through the gates during the first ten days of November — the last ten of the Fair. Almost ten million people attended the Centennial — four million more than the Great Exhibition of 1851 brought to London. The trials of the Exposition's management had not ended with the playing of Herr Wagner's "Centennial Inaugural March" on May 10. Until September the railroads coming into the city refused to reduce their rates. The U. S. Customs De partment behaved like Congress throughout the Fair — "they treated it like a retail shop, and tied it up with all the red tape they could apply." A notable percentage of the great American press nagged on to the end. The Quaker City insisted on a locked Sabbath, and— like London and unlike Paris — Philadel phia barred from the exposition grounds that noble element that makes world's fairs of us all — the fruit, as it was called in 1876, of the vine. Financially, America's first world's fair, with its 60,000 ex hibits, was a failure. Expenditures exceeded receipts by almost a million dollars, and stockholders received only a third of their money back. Morally, the Centennial was a victory, and a moral victory that was soon translated into dollars and cents : "An immediate gain," wrote the distinguished Mr. McCabe in December of 1876, "is the modification of the rigors of the prevalent hard times. Undoubtedly the setting in motion of millions of people, each with money to spend, has had an effect in breaking the lethargy that has stifled enterprise in the busi ness world and in causing the hopeful beginnings of a revival of trade which we have been witnessing this fall." Was it, then, a failure? And the business revival was incidental. Europe came, saw, and was conquered; the country cousins had a really decent place over there — no scalpings, no peasants, a piano or two and manufactures that were worth trying. As for the country cousins, they had had their first taste of cosmopolitanism — the yokels from the farms and the oafs from the cities had dis covered that furriners weren't so filthy dirty after all. The Centennial marked the longest step in the abatement of bigotry that the United States had taken since Jefferson wrote the Vir ginia statutes. And the Yankee business men came pretty near learning — just as the French chambers of commerce came pretty near learning after they had rejected Papa Buffet's idea — that when you invite the competition to come in and sell, you are also inviting the competition to come in and buy, and you may, eventually, come out on the long end of the deal. So there was a bit of pardonable pride in the voice of Gen. Joseph R. Hawley, president and hero of the Centennial Cele bration, when he intoned the benediction: "We but accept the judgment of foreigners and Americans qualified by the knowl edge of other expositions, when we say that it has been the largest, best situated, best arranged, best managed, and most successful Exposition ever held." It is to the World's Fair of 1876 that the great expositions that followed— Paris in 1889, Chicago in 1893, Paris in 1900, Buffalo in 1901, St. Louis in 1904, San Francisco in 1915, London in 1924, Paris in 1931, and Chicago in 1933 — owe their very existence. For the Centennial reawakened the spirit of Papa Buffet throughout the world and effected a renaissance in world's fairs. Each exposition that followed '76 was grander For Office, Hotel or Home COMMONWEALTH EDISON ELECTRIC SHOPS 72 W. Adams St. and Branches Telephone RANdolph 1200, Locals 538, 979, 1026 To all purchases made on the the deferred payment plan, a carrying charge is added. FEDERAL COUPONS GIVEN 59 E. MADISON ST. ROOM 212 MALLERS BUILDING S T AT E 5 5 3 7 DEARBORN 1 399 March, 1933 65 THE COAT OF CHARACTER SETS THE PACE A significant choice is this coat of Azure blue Smola cloth caped in two rows of Fox fur dyed in the same heavenly blue. Our highly styled collection of Spring coats invites your careful inspection. 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The lack of relationship between economic conditions and successful world's fairs is, in the city of Chicago in March of 1933, the most significant lesson to be drawn (if draw a lesson we must) from the records of international expositions. The fairs of 1851, 1876, and 1893 were epic successes in the midst of what we have since come to call depressions. The fair of 1915 was an epic success while a war throttled the world. The fair of 1926 (in Philadelphia) was a grotesque failure on the upgrade of the greatest boom in history. The French Colonial Exposition in Paris in 1931 drew 38,000,000 people— the great est of all world's fairs in the greatest of all world panics. Does it augur well for Chicago on May 1, 1933, or is your corre spondent, at this late date, crazy? UNDER CONTRACT A Master Makes an Original Bid (Begin on page 30) had come. The warden answered saying it was all on the level. The correspondent was a young man who had been too free with other people's motor cars and was doing a stretch. There was a master radio in the prison and loudspeakers in each cell. The convict (we forget his number) was a bridge player, had heard Lagron's Sunday broadcast and would like to have his questions answered. Lagron receives an average of five thousand letters a week. These are divided into "dud mair and "dynamite mail." The former are letters from bridge novices asking, "What was wrong with this bid?" "How would you bid this hand?" That sort of thing. The latter are questions from advanced players. Lagron answers every letter personally, doesn't use any form letters at all, hasn't a mimeograph machine in his studio. His organisation is the finest in the country. Mr. Charles Rilling and Mr. L. J. Kelly, his assistants, and Mr. E. J. Tobin, his advising associate; all rank among the top-notchers; all are trophy and title holders. There is a splendid cooperation existing between his studio and Eastern experts; there is no jealousy evidenced by the Big Three camps of the East. They feel that Lagron is doing a fine job of missionary work with bridge novices of the Mid-West, that he is giving them a healthy, sound, constructive education. And Lagron never tears down nor belittles the standing, prestige or repu tation of recognized masters. Lagron, too, is the inventor of an extremely novel jigsaw puzzle, something out of the ordinary — no trees, brooks, horses and horse men, ships, hunters and whatnot. Instead, it's a Contract bridge setup. When the jigsaw is completed there appear four Contract hands with the problem in the center. Par for putting the puzzle together is ninety minutes; par for solving the Contract problem is also ninety minutes. It's selling a lot faster than the wellknown hot- cakes, for which we, personally, never had a taste anyway. Lagron has a motto: No arguments; no call- downs for misplay. And better bridge would be played, both by the tyro and the expert if every player adopted this motto as his own. He feels that, if his partner, having made a misplay, is too — well, dumb — to realize it, there is no point in calling his attention to it; he'll never learn. Whereas, if his partner, having made a misplay, isn't — well, dumb again — he'll recognize it and be mighty sorry about it all. And there is no point in correcting one's partner; it doesn't make for mental poise on his part, nor for subsequently better bridge. After all, if a halfback fumbles the ball on the five yard line, a touch down in sight, the rest of the team do not jump on him and yell, "Ya dropped the ball! Ya dropped the ball!" They slap him on the back any say, "We'll do it next time. Too bad, pal." Or in golf — any good pro recommends mental poise at all times. Remember? That advice about forgetting the last dubbed shot and concentrating on the next shot? And baseball teams hire a couple of coaches just to stand on the baseline coaching boxes to encourage their base-running team mates, and to razz the opposing pitcher. It's a good motto. Bridge would be a more pleasant pastime if more players remembered it, and there would be more peace in homes and hearthsides, and things would be ever so much more right with the world. 66 The Chicagoan AMONG THE MOTORS An Interview with Mr. Gambill By Clay Burgess SHORTLY after the recent National Automobile Show (and just too late for the last issue of this journal) we got the good idea that we'd like to pick up some pointers from somebody in the industry. We'd heard time and again that the Show was con sidered pretty much of a business barometer by the world of business. So we interviewed Mr. Charles E. Gambill, president of the Gambill Motor Company, Inc., Hupmobile distributors. In a direct and entertaining interview, Mr. Gambill satisfied our thirst for knowledge on that score. For many years the New York and Chicago National Automobile Shows have been viewed with critical eyes by business forecasters, banks and manufacturers as a barometer of unfailing accuracy in forecasting the future trend of general as well as the automobile business. To the thousands of Chicagoans who visited the National Auto mobile Show this year, mingled with the mobs and overheard the unsuspecting comments of the masses, the answer to the near future of business is evident. JTor several years the opinion has been prevalent that the automobile business would be one of the first to start activity. There were many reasons for this belief. First, buying has been delayed for several years. Thousands of cars have been driven past the point of ownership of their owners. New car values have in creased tremendously under the stress of competition. The automobile has become a necessary part of our everyday life and the American public has not lost its interest in automobiles. That an increase in automobile buying will affect many lines of industry is proved by the fact that the automobile industry uses 83% of the Rubber; 55% of the Plate Glass; 17% of the Steel; 14% of the Rubber; 15% of the Copper; 14% of the Lead; 20% of the Aluminum; 26% of the Nickel; 12% of the Tin; 7% of the Zinc; 85% of the Gasoline; 9% of the Cotton and 57% of the Lubricants. The American Public has not lost its interest in automobiles, in better personal transportation at new and lower costs, and this is proved by the fact that during the 33 rd Annual National Automo bile Show at Chicago attendance records have been broken for the past three years, exceeding in paid admissions by nearly Thirty Per Cent, the attendance record of 1932 and exceeding all previous records back to 1929. It was more than curiosity that brought these hundreds of thousands of automobile users and buyers to see the latest offerings of automobile manufacturers. No one sensational development or radical departure from past manufacture justified a general curiosity sufficient to bring so many thousands to the Coliseum. The engineering departments of the great automobile producing plants have during the past three years vigorously increased their activity, producing the keenest rivalry in engineering development to produce bigger, more powerful, more comfortable automobiles at lower costs, costs that even a year ago would have seemed impossible. This battle of the engineers has been so productive of bigger values for less money that the comment was frequently heard at the show, "Four Years Ago a car like this would have cost over Two Thousand Dollars," and the factory engineer who would overhear this com ment in passing would smile and say to himself, "Four Years ago this car couldn't have been produced at any price because time and developments, experiments and tests were necessary to produce some of the important advancements incorporated in the cars of today." Considering the present day costs of motor cars, it is recognized that the list price doesn't represent a fair price, fair either to the manufacturers or the producers of the raw material and assembled parts. The present automobile prices are all a part of a desperate struggle to hold a position in the industry, to build a new foundation of popularity for the future buyers. How long will the present low prices of motor cars continue? 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During the past few years in a frenried effort toward economy there have been demands for lower and lower prices. With this demand for price there has been in many cases a total disregard for quality. And many have learned through bitter experience that quality at a fair price is the best economy. Reports from leading department stores all over the country for the past few months indi cate that there is a growing demand for quality, that even in the staples on which much price cutting has taken place the public is considering quality first and the price as a secondary consideration to the quality. The same caution learned through experience is in evidence on the part of automobile buyers. Prospective automobile buyers who came to the Chicago Automobile Show this year were serious minded, intent on learning the facts, preparing themselves to make the next purchase of their automobile an investment that would serve them in transportation for years. The breaking of attendance records at the Chicago Show and the interest in new automobiles is an indication of delayed buying that is to release, buying that will start the wheels of industry, but of ever more concrete evidence than this that automobile buying has started, is the fact that several manufacturers have been unable to meet the demand since their 1933 product was presented. GUESTS ARE COMING A Thought in Time (Begin on page 33) knows. They seem to pick them up here and there in odd corners, and odd moments, and many of them are the products of their own inventive brains. At any rate they know what's new and interesting and good — and they have taste, a lack of which these days in one's home is quite unpardonable. The rooms we're showing this month have all been done by Chicago decorators. You may be looking for ideas, and we're show ing them with this in mind. They may perhaps suggest an attractive grouping of furniture, or a color scheme you've never thought of before. You may want to refurnish your guest-room, or your dining- room, or your sun-porch entirely, or build a recreation room in the basement. The illustrations may perhaps show you how to do it. Significantly, the Mesdames John L. Cochran, Amrose Cramer, John Root and John R. Winterbotham, Jr. are engaged in friendly competition to determine which will succeed in most artistically and economically decorating an apartment — a different one, of course — in the Marshall Field Garden Apartments on the near north side. Operating on a budget, in complete con formity with the affairs of the time, decorative or otherwise, Mrs. Cochran will have Early American as her theme, Mrs. Root moderne, Mrs. Winterbotham Beidermier and Directoire and Mrs. Cramer Eighteenth Century English. A tea on the tenth is to observe the completion of the apartments and Society, which is trending steadily toward interest in this type of dwelling quarters, will have the pleasure of inspecting the work, directed of course, by four of the Town's most distinguished hostesses. URBAN PHENOMENA What Charming Folks, These Moderns (Begin on page 27) said that the only thing he seemed to have that he didn't have to pay Duty on was His Wife. The latest wise crack in New York is, "I like Baked Apples on account of there aren't any Bones in them." 1 he Best Dronk Story we've heard yet is about a man we know. After an extreme case of "Boys at the Club Trouble" he started weaving his car home in a very uncertain man' ner. On the way he passed a cheap furniture store ... he went in and purchased for one hundred dollars (ninety too much) a pretty atrocious Early American Chair which he promptly put in the rumble seat and took back to "The Little Woman." She was awfully Glad about it all, having a Louie XVI house. The sad part of it being that he couldn't seem to remember where he had bought it. 'Bye now. 68 The Chicagoan LIBRARY CORNER SHOWING DECORATIVE DISPOSITION OF THAT NEW FACTOR IN INTERIOR DESIGN, THE HUMIDIFIER (WEST INGHOUSE). Highlights and Smudges Notes on the Galleries and Exhibits By Edward Millman IT is an exhilarating experience to walk through a room full of drawings realized by a master, drawings void of superficial struc ture, but containing depth and significance. An emotional reac tion of this kind is felt when viewing the Matisse Show of drawings at Roullier's. One feels the tremendous power oozing out of Matisse's pencil, the power to organize forms that culminates in supreme draughtsmanship. This show was hand picked by Matisse and first exhibited at his son's gallery (Pierre Matisse) in New York. It is an excellent stimulant after viewing various platitudes in paint. An exhibit of etchings by Forain will follow the Matisse show. Water colors of Tahiti by Sam Malmberg are being shown at the O'Brien Galleries and that brings to mind the great number of painters who yearly migrate to Tahiti, the island made famous by Gauguin through his canvases and his book called 'Hpa'J^pa. Most of them paint through the eyes of Gauguin and most of them fail. Gauguin as an artist was a phenomena, his approach in painting Tahiti was highly personal and became a definite statement of the man. His love of adventure, his intense desire to paint, that caused him to throw over his old life and start anew, his vicious behaviour and pagan attitude all reached a climax in his painting, and now we have minature Gauguin's assimilating the sur face qualities of Gauguin's Tahiti — painting the same subjects, using the same palet, but never approaching the heights of this genius. Increase Robinson Galleries are showing a joint exhibit of water colors by Midwestern artists coupled with a room full of water colors and crayon drawings by George Buehr and Dudley Crafts Watson. Buehr's water colors belong definitely in the French school of "Vlaminck" and as such they are well done. Watson is the well known extension lecturer at the Art Institute. Among the midwestern painters represented are Karl Mattern and Grant Wood. Mattern is a former Chicagoan, teaching in the Art Department at the University of Kansas. His water colors have a great deal of charm and substance. Grant Wood is represented with some highly stylized compositions that are not at all on the plane of his "American Gothic" exhibited at the Art Institute a few years ago. The Ackerman Galleries have just published an aquatint in color by R. Varin to celebrate A Century of Progress, taken from an old lithograph now scarce. Varin's aquatint of iniimiiiinin Tariff European or American Plan in Harmony with Present Standards Lfi.^onnston, General Tflanaqer White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. | Do you know that transients can enjoy the residential luxury of this hotel? Charmingly decorated rooms overlook ing beautiful Central Park Lake. Quiet. By the day . . . AT THE SHERRY- NETHERLAND 1933 rates Single and double rooms. Suites, apartments. Fixed-price meals delec- tably served. Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, on Central Park . . . New York. March, 1933 69 2 10 EAST PEARSON 5 ROOMS 2 BATHS 6 ROOMS 3 BATHS at surprisingly low prices The lobby done by a well- known interior decorator is characteristic of the tone of the entire building. The ar rangement of the apart ments with all their modern equipment will please the most exacting woman — the newly established rates will please the most practical man. Manager at Building Phone: DELaware 2702 Cochran & McCluer Co. 40 N. DEARBORN ST. CENTRAL 0930 SCULPTURED THE MANAGEMENT WISHES TO THANK THE READERS OF THE CHICAGOAN FOR THEIR ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE TO OUR AD IN THE FEBRUARY ISSUE AN INSTITUTION OF DIGNITY AND CHARACTER OFFERS YOU REDUCING TREATMENTS At Low Cost Swedish Zander Institute Scientific Gymnastics and Corrective Exercises Bowman Bldg., 75 W. Van Buren St. Garage Service — No Charge Tel. Harrison 5581-5582 Chicago in 1833 describes the appearance of the city as it was one hundred years ago. 1 he popularity of the Chicago artists exhibition, which occupies almost the entire eighth floor of the Fair Store, has grown with such rapidity that seventy-five additional booths are being provided, bringing the total number of painters and sculptors exhibit' ing up to two hundred fifty. The character and quality of this show is similar to the outdoor Art Fair held in Grant Park last summer— which means some good painting, much bad painting, and a lot of canvas covered with pigment. One of the main purposes behind the arrange ment of the great Loan Exhibition of the Fine Arts which The Art Institute of Chicago is planning for A Century of Progress, and which opens on June 1, is to show one hundred years of painting. French painting of the nineteeth century and American painting of the same period will be displayed in a parallel survey. One gallery of eighteenth and early nineteenth century American portraits will form the background of the show; in this group the most important portrait painters of our Colonial and Federal days will appear in superlative and little known examples. In the selection of nineteenth century American work, the desire has been to show the greatest artists in more than a single example, so that the public may become more familiar with their art. Thus Albert Ryder, the "American mystic," whose strange and poetic "visions" give him a high place, will be represented by several works. TRAVELING AT NIGHT The Music and the Lights and the Music By Stefan Blake BETWEEN the dark and the daylight when you are really pretty fed up with hearthside inactivities such as the travel books, mystery stories, pot-boiler romances or terse works of the hardboiled, left'wing school of literature, jig-saw puzzles and Con tract, take the dinner jacket out of the moth-proof bag and the Schiaparelli creation off its hanger and beetle along to a coupla night clubs. They're spirit-lightening and festive. Every night is Saturday night and Saturday's New Year's Eve. What with the local theatre buz. in its present ragtail state of doldrums (and you can't go to movies after midnight), you can sate your desire for the music and the lights and the lights and the music by visiting one or another or two of Town's night harbors. il err Fritzel's Chez Paree is one of the most beautifully interior-decorated clubs of which the Town can boast. It's modern decor is in keeping with its entertainment and its class of patrons; it is spacious and well ventilated, and decorated with grace and good taste, entirely without any flamboyant, rococo touch. None of the highly florid stuff of a few years ago for Herr Fritzel. They call it a night club and it has a floorshow, but it's more than that: it's really a theatre-restaurant; the entertainment falls more in the stage production category than that of the straight, everynight run of floorshows. There's a new floorshow at Chez Paree. Henry Dunn is still mas ter of ceremonies, and very competent. Pauline Belleau is the new soubrette; Ella Logan handles her singing assignments handsomely and Phyllis Rae does an amazingly clever bit of dancing. Jimmy Ray, who has done some noble numbers for Georgie White's Scandals, goes through his routines like the veteran he is. Another dance team is an important feature in the new show, too, the team of Stadler and Rose. Genevieve Tie does some banjo-strumming and dancing and Edith Griffith plays the piano and sings. And Doris Robbins still sings gloriously with Ben Pollak's able orchestra. Herr Fritzel has a bag full of super-tricks and more stars than there are in any constellation known to our better astronomers lined up for the coming Century of Progress summer. Harry Richman, of the minutely undulatant hair, will be at Chez Paree. Ted Lewis, always an old favorite around these parts, will be there as stooge to his tiny Ethiopian — we forget his name, maybe it's Little Black Sambo. The Yacht Club Boys, one of this nation's better orchestras, 70 The Chicagoan HOTEL KNICKERBOCKERS 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 the 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 WEST OF MICHIGAN BLVD. /PAIN Where life is rich and liv ing is cheap! "Sail the Spanish Way" in a luxuri ous Spanish Liner . . . serving choicest beverages gratis ... an old Spanish custom! For Booklet X, ask any travel agency or fepamstf) {Erangatlartttc Hint 173 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago State 8615 COUTHOUI FOR TICKETS are scheduled. Sophie Tucker, "the last of the red-hot mammas," will be there. We think, but of course, don't mind us, that there's nobody quite like Sophie Tucker, and for that matter, Ted Lewis. We remember them from 'way back — college days on the Midway — when they were at the grand old Edleweiss Garden at Cottage Grove and the Midway. And we rather cherish those memories, if you don't mind. Helen Morgan will be there, too, on her piano — a grand baby on a baby grand. And Fanny Brice, Mrs. Billy Rose to her friends, has been lined up. Irene Bordoni, musical comedy star of many seasons and many musical comedies, is expected. We'll never forget her rendering of If Tou Could Care for Me from that grand show of a decade or more ago, As Tou Were. Norma Terris, who is one of the coming-up-fast stage-nightclub personages, will be there, too. Other celebs who are scheduled are: Ted Healy, Blossom Seely, Benny Fields, Gilda Grey, Ann Seymour and Libby Holman. And the present chorus of sixteen girls (match them against any chorus from a Broadway show and bet on them straight) will be increased to twenty-four. It looks like a grand sort of summer for Ches Paree, so you might as well acquire the habit of being there this spring. Frank Libuse and his lunatics are down at the Byfield Basement (College Inn to you) now. Ben Bernie and all the Lads have gone atour, but they'll be back by Fair time, Dieu merci. Libuse is a local boy, and we've been told by our editor to lay off too much wordage on him because Dr. Plant who conducts our Chicagoana department has rattled on for ever so many paragraphs of Libuse biographical notes. Needless to say, Libuse is the funniest of clowning waiters — the only one, in fact, who can make us laugh. Jean Paul King, of radio fame, is serving as M. C, and Myrtle Lansing who did some nice work in Face the Music (we believe that was the show) is there. Dorothy Rae, described as a personality gel from Hollywood, is a part of the show, too. And the Rolling Stones, a boy and girl dance team, do their dance. There's a new show at Otto Singer's Vanity Fair. Cliff Winehill (that superlative comedian with the Durante nose) is still master of ceremonies. The floor show is the second edi tion of "Vanity Fair Creations." Frances McCoy (the Real, as far as we're concerned) is the new blues singer; her first appearance in the area of this metropolis. Marie Whitney, also a newcomer, is a charming soubrette and does a grand job of leading the chorus of a dozen lovely gels. The Texas Redheads do a swell lot of dancing, and Charley Straight and his orchestra, for a long time old favorites of the Town, do the playing for the show and for dancing. Don Pedro and his band are back at the Morri son's Terrace Garden, and everybody's pretty happy about that. He really seems to be a part of that roomy, terraced evening rendezvous, and we've never heard any outfit that can render tunes Espanol in quite the same scintillating, titillating manner that he can. The Paul Sisters do some handsome harmonizing numbers; the Daniels dance; the lovely, blonde Joy Finley dances, too; and Alice Blue plays the piano and sings. And there's always the excellent Morrison cuisine. 1 HOSE eerie sounds you've been hearing re cently really don't come from the eastern lake region a tall; rather they are wails of dejection, as Broadway's merchants and matrons and playboys and playgirls sit around and talk of the nights and morn ings when Texas Guinan — the Madonna of the Mainstem, the Na tional Weakness — and her Gang were still in Mr. Winchell's back yard. There's something comforting about having Texas in Chicago at the good old Frolics. At least she's always good for a good gag. She told us about having overheard a couple of her girls com paring notes. One of the girls was asking the other what had hap pened to that kindly, elderly gentleman who'd been taking such a fatherly interest in her. "I asked him for a fur coat," said the girl. "And then what?" asked the other. "Well," she replied, "it seems that he's president of the Anti-Steel Trap Society." To us, La Guinan is still the Queen of them all. There's nobody quite like her, and if we had only one weakness (which, praise be we haven't — we mean we're quite normal and have ever-so-many) we'd rather that she might be that than anything ur anybody we can think of right now. Architectural Harmony In stormy seasons, a well-de signed canopy stands as a mark of elegance and polite concern ... a gracious ges ture of hospitable considera tion. In Carpenter Fine Canopies, art is combined with superior materials and workmanship to achieve a satisfying sense of architectural fitness and harmony. Rental canopies are available for weddings and all manner of spe cial occasions. Circular on request. GEoBCARPErfrER^eo. Craftsmen in Canvas 440 NORTH WELLS STREET Chicago SUPerior 9700 m i 1 lie b. opp enheimer An Excl usi vc Address where Fine Apparel May be Selected TAILLEURS in an array of new / styles developed cl woolly tweeds or English worsteds. Pi istripes, checks, plaic s, two tones. 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CIGARETTE BURNS MOTH HOLES-TEARS rewoven to perfection in Clothes, Linens, Rugs, Furniture DON'T WEAR SHINY CLOTHES We remove the shine and make them look like Call and Delivery Service in the Loop and the Near North Side AMERICAN WEAVING CO. Established 1905 5 North Wabash Ave. Room 1501 Dearborn 1693-4 THE CHICAGOAN WORLD'S FAIR BOOK IS THE ONLY NOT-FOR-PROFIT VOLUME MADE AVAILABLE TO THE WORLD OF WORLD'S FAIR GUESTS AND CHICAGOANS Notes for Epicures By Th e Hostess IT'S queer — but when we get far from home we shriek for some' thing simple and American, like ham and eggs, to remind us of home. And when we are at home we'd give anything to be dipping into one of the masterpieces of Amiet's or Theodore's. To satisfy the latter longing your hostess toured the town and cajoled a few choice recipes from some of our leading chefs. These recipes are easily followed, being some of their less intricate concoctions, but they have all the distinction of artistic cookery and will give quite an air to your dinners and breakfasts and suppers. So, let us be off, with a hey nonny nonny and tongues hanging out to the Palmer House. Amiet is the genius behind the nine kitchens here, and the word genius is intentional. He has won all sorts of prizes at food shows and contests all over the world, the French government gave him the grand prix in 1932 though he is not exclusively a French chef but selects the best of all nationalities and styles and then combines and creates as his own taste directs. Incidentally, you can secure from the Palmer House, a copy of his cook book which contains more than a thousand choice recipes created by Amiet. The two below are culled from that book, and I can assure you the other one thousand twenty will keep your home together for some time: BREAST OF GUINEA HEN GENERAL GRANT Season 6 breasts of guinea hens and saute in butter. Cook on both sides, which will take from 12 to 15 minutes. Place on a serving dish. Place two tablespoons of sherry in the pan in which breasts were cooked. Reduce a little, then add 2 cups of rich cream, a little paprika and a dash of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce; if too thin, work in a little kneaded butter. Strain and pour over guineas' breasts. Serve with corn fritters and fried bananas. BAKED FRUIT BOLIVAR 3 small cocoanuts sawed in half lengthwise, 4 cups of mixed fruits, 9 tabic spoons grenadine, juice of 1 large lemon, 4 whites of eggs, 1 yolk of egg, 12 tablespoons sugar, dash of vanilla extract. With a parisienne spoon, scrape out a small part of the meat from each cocoanut and chop up. Mix fruit, grenadine and lemon, divide into the shells and spread over them the chopped cocoanut. Make a meringue of the whites of eggs and the sugar. In a separate basin gradually add the meringue and vanilla extract to the yolk of egg until all is well incorporated. Then cover each nut dome shape with the mixture. Powder a little sugar over this and bake in a slow oven for about 1? minutes. Let cool and place in refrigerator, will hold up for 24 hours. If you hanker for that old salty sea tang you can have a real Shore Dinner prepared in Amiet's noblest style and so reminiscent of those inns along the New England coast that you'll weep into your clams. They started these at the Palmer House on Fridays, but they have become so popular that they are doing them every night now. .Another place that will make you go moony about New England and old white farmhouses is the Early American Tea Shop. You won't find any of the "shoppe" atmosphere but honest-to'goodness Early American simplicity with lovely old furni' ture and glassware. The proprietor is the Edith Shepherd who used to lecture on early American furniture and art, and then turned her talents to the famous old restaurant in Barrington which attracted connoisseurs for so many years. Now that she has moved into town she has the same atmosphere and what's more the same delightful JACQUES FRENCH RESTAURANT ONE HALF BLOCK S. E. of DRAKE HOTEL 180 E. DELAWARE PLACE # Where you will find very tasty French Food and Prompt Service. # We serve the famous Chippewa Spring Water with meals. Dinner de luxe 5:30 to 9 :30p.m., $1.50. Lunch eons 11:30 to 3 p. m„ 60c and 75c. Luxurious Banquet Room Available for Bridge Parties, Banquets. New wood Dancing Floor. Most reasonable rates. Phone Delaware 0904 * THE PLEASURE IS ALL YOURS! And whatta pleasure ! 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Vermouth Mouquin is the indispensable ingre dient for smoothness ¦nd flavor. French & Italian styles. At all dealer*. impSWBWETIKI fOCKTM^L ft Uermoutlj For free Recipe Book, address Mouquin, Inc. 219 East Illinois Street, Chicago. Superior 2615. THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE ON CHICAGO AND ON CHICAGOANS AND ON THE CHICAGOAN FOR 1933 — THE CHICAGOAN AFFORDS THE ADVERTISING WORLD AN INCOMPARABLE MEANS OF SERVING PUBLIC AND INDUSTRY IN ITS PAGES food, prepared by her genuine Southern mammies whose deep fruit pies and Southern fried chicken and the like are a wonderful addition to the cuisine of the town. For the languid early spring days when you want nothing so much as a crisp, interesting salad Miss Shepherd has her delectable CABBAGE VEGETABLE SALAD 1 medium sized hard head of cabbage shredded not too fine. (Cut it with a long sharp knife to preserve the juice.) Wash, scrape and shred 2 medium size carrots. Squeeze the juice from half of a medium size onion. Mix these with 3 tablespoons crushed pineapple and let stand in iced bowl for an hour. Fifteen minutes before serving mix any mayonnaise desired. Ten minutes before serving add shredded red cabbage, oncfourth the quantity of white. This is added for color and if it is included earlier it runs into the other colors. Serve in lettuce leaf cups, top with a teaspoon of the mayonnaise and sprinkle with paprika, — and you have an attractive, appetizing and unusually well'balanced salad. Another choice rendezvous for old saltyseaers is the Drake's Cape Cod room which ought to become to Chicago what the Grand Central Oyster Bar is to New York. You feel ahoy-ish as soon as you see the grand oyster bar, the hanging lanterns, the old bottles and old maps, the funny stove, and everyone getting rapturous over the selection of live lobsters, pompano, marvelous scallops, cracked crabs from the west coast (ask them to serve that piquant mustard mayonnaise with them). It's fun to drop in almost any time for oysters or oyster stew at the bar. The Supper Dances on Tuesday evenings, with the inimitable Sammy Williams at the piano, are gay events. One of the canapes served in the Cape Cod room is a fine idea for cocktail parties or introductions to your dinners — and simple. CANAPE REGALIA (for six covers) To a small can of Tuna fish add 2 ounces of butter. Mix well and spread on freshly toasted bread strips. Decorate with fresh shrimps and a dash of caviar and serve with a quarter of lemon and parsely. Another more ambitious dish suggested by Chef Theodore Rooms is BREAST OF CHICKEN DRAKE The ingredients are 3 roasting chickens, 6 slices of pineapple, 3 slices raw Virginia ham, Yl pound fresh mushrooms, 3 medium size truffles, 4 ounces butter, 1 pint cream, 4 eggs. The ham, mushrooms, and truffles are cut julienne. Remove the skin from the breasts of the chickens, season and fry in saute pan in 3 ounces of butter until golden brown. Roll slices of pineapple in flour and fry until lightly colored; put on platter and lay chicken breasts on top. Smother julienne of Virginia ham, mushrooms and truffles in some of the butter in which the chickens have been cooked. Add Yl teaspoon paprika and 1 pint of cream. Boil from 3 to 5 minutes and thicken sauce with yolks of 3 eggs mixed with a little cream. Do not boil after binding as sauce will curdle. Pour sauce over breasts and serve. Speaking of the Grand Central Oyster Bar : I managed to snag the recipe for their famous oyster stew which Mike ^PLrnoiU^ FOR THOSE WHO DEMAND THE BEST * teH$ _ PHONE -^Px CONNOISSEURS of fine beverages want the best. We are sole U. S. Agents for GEROLSTEINER, the Nat ural Sparkling water, and Distributors for other quality imported and domestic bev erages. Gerolsteiner The natural sparkling water, "At Home in Any Glass." Bottled at Gerolstein, Ger many. 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MIXMASTER Does all the tiring arm-work It's a real thrill to watch this marvel mix up a delicious cake, light and airy as an angel's wing. Or watch it work magic with your pet salad dressing recipe I No failures. No long hours in the kitchen. It's a marvel. There's literally no limit to its usefulness — it juices fruit in a flash, mashes and whips pota toes, beats eggs, whips cream, mixes drinks, chops meat, even polishes your silver. So take a tip from me and make cooking a fascinating pastime instead of a "necessary evil." MIXMASTER comes complete with 2 lovely green bowls, juicer, automatic salad oil-dropper, for only $18.75. Many marvelous attachments at small extra charge. See it and BUY it at electric shops and department stores. If not there, write Chicago Flexible Shaft Co., 5577 Roosevelt Rd., Chicago. 43 years making QUALITY products THE earn C APPLIANCES MADE March, 1933 73 HORELAND KARTIES are sty ask parties^ — always 1 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! .Shoreland Chicago's Foremost Place to Live Chicago's Foremost Place to Dine 55th Street at the Lake Phone Plaza 1000 The RENNELS KENNELS Breeders and training school for Doberman Pinschers Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Reynolds owners Lake Villa, 111. Chicago Office: 22 W. Monroe St. AIREDALES HARHAM KENNELS Puppies and Grown Dogs Available 1830 S. Sheridan Rd. Highland Park, 111. Owner, H. M. Florsheim Manager, B. Coffey Phone Highland Park 825 To Those who appreciate the loyal devotion and good man ners of a mongrel dog, we ap peal. We want good homes for good dogs with real dog lovers. ORPHANS OF THE STORM Deerfield, Illinois A A Radatsky has been ladling out for years to all the weary business men and women, the hangovers, the theatrical people and just about every one who visits New York — celebrities and mine run. GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER STEW 8 oysters and broth, 1 piece butter, 1 dash celery salt, 2 tablespoons clam broth, Yl pint rnilk or cream, Yl teaspoon Lea and Perrin sauce, dash of paprika, salt and pepper. Place oysters, broth, butter, celery salt, salt, pepper and clam broth in stew pan or double boiler. Boil for one minute and add Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce. Stir, then add the milk or cream. Let boil to top of pan and turn out in bowl, adding a piece of butter and paprika. These quantities are for one portion. THIS CANINE WORLD q\ Annual Chicago Kennel Club Show \? & A By B . M . Cummings /\ BLUE blooded dogs from the kennels of wealthy dog fanciers in ty^ all parts of the country will compete for blue ribbons and other awards at the 32 nd annual show of the Chicago Kennel Club, in the First Regiment Armory, 16th and Michigan avenue, March 24, 25 and 26. Fully 1,000 of the finest dogs in the United States, some of them worth their weight in gold, will pass before the judges, seeking the highly coveted honor of "best in show regardless of breed." To the winner goes the John C. Eastman In Memoriam Trophy valued at $1,000. Prominent pedigreed dog fanciers of the Chicago area will play a leading part in the show. At last year's show, Walnut Barmaid of Harham, an Airedale terrier, owned by Harold M. Florsheim of Chicago, won best in show. Mr. Florsheim has entered another string of Airedales and hopes to repeat his triumph. Two dogs that look mighty good this year are Hamlet von Herthasee, Doberman Pinscher owned by Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Rey nolds, which has defeated every great Doberman in Europe and America, and Harold Florsheim's England champion Airedale, War' land Prefect. Other leading fanciers from the Chicago area are Thomas M. Howell, of Barrington, who specializes in Irish Wolfhounds and Labrador Retrievers; Mrs. Sarah Waller, who has some of the finest Pug dogs in the country at her Liberty ville kennels; Alexander H. Stewart of Highland Park, president of the club, who specializes in Wire Haired Fox Terriers; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice V. Reynolds of Lake Villa, who breed Doberman Pinschers; Paul Loeber, Lake Forest, Wire Haired Fox Terrier fancier. Ihe strongest competition is expected from the east. The leading eastern exhibitor is Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, niece of John D. Rockefeller, who has one of the finest kennels in the world at her Giralda Farms, Madison, N. J. More than forty breeds of dogs will be shown, ranging from toy dogs weighing a scant two pounds, to giant Irish Wolfhounds more than seven feet in length, and St. Bernards weighing upwards to two hundred pounds. Unusually keen competition is anticipated by Mr. Stewart due to the determination of breeders of large dogs, like German Shepherds, Irish Setters, and Chows, to win back the laurels lost to small dogs during the past few years. Wire Haired Fox Terriers, Scotties and Airedales have been winning the principal honors consistently during the past few years, and as the grand champions set the national style in dogs, the larger breeds are being groomed for a return to favor. Judges of national and international fame will officiate in the three judging rings. Leading the list is George Steadman Thomas of Ham' ilton, Mass., who has been judging shows in all parts of the United States and Europe for more than thirty years. Mr. Thomas will pass on the merits of many breeds, ranging from Wolfhounds to Terriers, Setters and Dachshunde. Livingstone E. Osborne of Chicago will judge chows; Harry Osborne, also of Chicago, will preside in the judging of Boston bull dogs; Dr. C. L. Lee of Iola, Wis., will judge Cocker, Springer and English Spaniels; and Alfred Delmont of Wynnewood, Pa., will judge several breeds, including German Shepherd, Great Danes, Keeshonden, Doberman Pinschers and Poodles. The show will be open from 10 a. m .to 10 p. m. daily. 91 9Uw <y^tc 9Lid mv + * * * Located just a few steps from Fifth Ave. Exquisitely furnished . . , for transient and permanent residence. The .Aladison restau rant has justly" earned an international repu tation for its food and courteous service. 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