The Fair in the Hinterland, by Milton S. Mayer UICAGOAN August, 1933 Price 25 Cents Spend a glorious weekend at FRENCH LICK for only $07?§ ^ gg ^^ ALL-EXPENSE Special all-expense two-day ticket to French Lick now ^^M^^m ^^ 2 -DAY RATE costs only $27.88 on Monon Railroad! Two days at the hotel. Leave Chicago Friday night. Returning, leave French Lick Sunday night, arriving Chicago Monday morning. Or any other two days of the week. This rate includes room with bath and meals, railroad and Pullman tickets ! New Low Hotel Rates bring this famous health resort easily within your reach Room with meals and bath (per day) only #7.00 Golf per day 1.00 Horseback (first hour) 1.00 Sulphur bath with Salt Rub, Shower and Massage 2.00 Swimming Free Rates effective until September 15 Also Free use of tennis courts, 9-hole Pitch and Putt Course (outdoor), 9-hole Indoor Golf Course, Ping Pong Tables, Dancing FRENCH Come! Enjoy to the fullest this beautiful hotel, its cele- j 1 ft l^f brated cuisine, championship golf courses, world-famous mm I \& |\ mineral baths and Pluto Water ! &* w* «. B & I 0%- JP* The Monon Railroad operates two trains daily from Chi- *** ¦ ¦ m ¦ ^0+0 r J rrench Lick, Indiana cago to French Lick 10:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. Chicago ¦ J ^%*FT* 1 T. D. TAGGART, Pres. Daylight Saving Time. ii %J I 9m L H. J." FAWCETT, Mgr.' * TO THE AUGUST SALE OF SHOES The feet above, snapped while strolling or idling in the sun or even in one case taking to the boats, are a fore cast of what fashionable feet will wear this fall, for the new lines and materials are included in Field's famous sale along with splendid comfort and prices that are too thrifty to be missed. Every shoe department is included. These footnotes from the many new fall fashions in cluded in the sale are: Top left, suede with kid, $9.20, Women's Shoes. Middle, kid with side buckle, $7.65, Young Moderns'. l?ig/tf,Comfopedic in sizes 8K to 12,$4.30. Juvenile. Lower left, Young Teens' oxford, $5.95, Young Teens. Right, men's, $11, The Store for Men. MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY August, 1933 3 Contents for AUGUST Page CHICAGO IN SUMMERTIME, by Burnham C. Curtis 1 A GUIDE TO CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT 6 A PAGE OF EDITORIAL COMMENT 15 CHICAGOANA, Conducted by Donald Campbell Plant 17 WORLDLINGS, by Graham Hunter 18 SOPHISTICATION, by B. Brown 19 NATURE STUDY, by Fred Neher 20 ART NOTE, by E. Simms Campbell 21 WORLD'S FAIR FOLLIES, by Sandor 22 LADIES OF THE SUNBEAM LEAGUE, by Paul Stone 24 KING OF SPORTS, by Jack McDonald 25 YOUR NIGHT TO OWL, by Patrick McHugh 27 STAGEHANDS VERSUS THEATRE, by William C. Boyden 28 GEM OF THE OCEAN, by Lucia Lewis 30 A MODERN APARTMENT, by Kathryn E. Ritchie 31 WORLD'S FAIR PICTURES, by A. George Miller 32 THE FAIR IN THE HINTERLAND, by Milton S. Mayer 34 FEMININE FASHIONS, by Faye Thompson Ford Carter 40 BACK TO CINEMA, by William R. Weaver 43 FUR FANCIES, by The Chicagoenne 44 TO READ OR NOT TO READ, by Marjorie Kaye 47 THE BURNING QUESTION, by Marcia Vaughn 54 TABLE TALK, by The Hostess 62 THE CHICAGOAN — William R. Weaver, Editor, E. S. Clifford, Genera! Manager — is pub lished monthly by The Chicagoan Publishing Company. Martin Quigley, President, 407 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111. Harrison 0035. A. E. Holt, Advertising Manager. New York Office, 1790 Broadway. Los Angeles Office, Pacific States Life Bldg. Pacific Coast Office, Simpson- Reilly, Bendix Building, Los Angeles; Russ Bldg., San Francisco. Subscription, $2.00 annually; single copy 25c. Vol. XIV, No. 1, August, 1933. Copyright, 1933. Entered as second class matter August 19, 1931, at the Post Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. 1 PABST BLUE RIBBON c7L$i ee/i © 1933 PREMIER-PABST CORP. August, 1933 5 Dine in an environ ment that even before you are served, con vinces you that here is excellence extraordinary. Charm, gentility, ex quisite good taste. Quiet, restfulness — meticulous and alert service. Menus that provide a varied selection — food of extra- fine quality — and skillful preparation. In short, a lovely room to dine in, such as one would ex pect to find in the hotel- home catering to so many of Chicago's most distinguished people. Yet prices are invitingly moderate. HOTEL At Pearson Street of the Blvd. PEARSON Lawsonia/ The ULTIMATE in superlative resort living. A DREAM ESTATE of 1200 acres of wonderland of forests, lakes and glens. NOW OPEN to a selected clientele with de luxe accommodations lim ited to 200. Unique architec ture transforms bedrooms to veritable sleeping porches. GOLF RIDING TENNIS POOL FISH EVERY ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATH ABSOLUTELY FIREPROOF LAWSONIA COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL mSmm GREEN LAKE. WISC. mm STAGE (Cuitains 8:30 and 2:30 p. m., Matinees Wednesday and Saturday unless otherwise indicated.) Musical TAKE A CHANCE— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark State 2561. A regular Broadway show with grand singing by Ethel Merman and a lot of laughs by Olsen and Johnson. Drama DINNER AT EIGHT— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. The fast, exciting Kaufman-Ferber play about what goes on behind the scenes of a fashionable dinner party. HER MAJESTY THE WIDOW— Cort, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. Pauline Frederick in a rather nice little comedy that is just the sort of thing the Coit ought to house. PEGGY BE CAREFUL— Blackstone, 60 E. 7th St. Harrison 6609. Peggy Worth in that long-promised comedy. SKIDDING — Studebaker, 418 S. Michigan. Harrison 2792. A comedy, more likely than not domestic. TABLES Dusk Till Dawn EMPIRE ROOM— Palmer House. Randolph 7500. Smart dinner-and-supper room, beautifully decorated and lighted; the superb dance team, Veloz and Yolanda and the Abbott Dancers head the entertainment, and Richard Cole and his Empire orchestra play. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Franklin 2100. The goodole Byfield Basement with Buddy Rogers and his California Cavaliers playing nightly. There is some superior entertainment, boxing matches being featured. JOSEPH URBAN ROOM— Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Beautiful supper room and a rendezvous of very smart people. Vincent Lopez and his orchestra play. Excellent entertainment headed by Robert Royce. VILLA VENICE — Milwaukee Ave. at Des Plaines River. Wheeling 8. M. Bouche's original theatre-restaurant offers a show entitled "One Year Ahead" and is that. Johnny is backed as maitre d'. 225 CLUB — 225 E. Superior. Delaware 8136. Sophie Tucker and Joe Lewis head the entertainment. The music is by Jules Stein and his orchestra, and the Green Room is always cool and comfortable. HAWAIIAN ROOM — Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Fresh, cool supper room with music by Carlos Molina and his famous tango orchestra. LINCOLN TAVERN— Dempster Rd. west of Evanston. Morton Grove 1919. A great floor show and Sammy Walsh as the capable master of ceremonies and music by Ted Weems and his orchestra. THE HANGAR— La Salle Hotel. Franklin 0700. The only roof night spot in the Loop. Johnny Hamp and his orchestra provide the music, Charlie Kaley is master of ceremonies and the floorshow is studded with stage stars. BLUE RIBBON CASINO— Northerly Island, Fair Grounds. The Pabst night spot with Paul Ash playing afternoons and Ben Bernie and all the Lads including Little Jackie Heller. SUMMER GARDEN— The Drake. Superior 2200. Clyde McCoy and his fine orchestra play to a pleasant, refined patronage. Fowler and Tamara dance. THE BERLIN — Atop the German-American Building, north end of Northerly Island, Fair Grounds. Victory 4860. One of the smartest theatre restaurants on the Grounds, featuring the Berlin Follies and cuisine by Edmanson-Bock. CASANOVA — Streets of Paris, Fair Grounds. Victory 5326. Russian foods a specialty. Complete floor show and dancing. Col. W. W. Yaschenko and Mr. William M. Blair are managers. CASINO DE ALEX— Fair Grounds, 32nd St. Calumet 6183. On the lake with excellent cuisine, terrace dancing and a swell floorshow. OLD HEIDELBERG INN— Fair Grounds. Eitel's perfectly done Teutonic tavern with a lot of Old World atmosphere. The Old Heidelberg orchestra plays. SOUTHERN BREAKFAST ROOM— Crillon Hotel, 1258 S. Michigan. Calumet 2710. Cool, comfortable dine and dance room, near the Fair Grounds. Freddie Hankie and his orchestra and there are several stars among the entertainers. BLACKHAWK— 139 N. Wabash. Dearborn 6262. Hal Kemp and his orchestra. The service is alert and the Blackhawk cuisine has always been of the best. PARAMOUNT CLUB— 16 E. Huron. Delaware 0426. Intimate, cool and cozy spot. Sally Rand heads the entertainment. Mr. Babner leads the way. POMPEIAN GRILL— Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Lopez and his orchestra play from 7 to 9 P. M. and the famous Merry-Go-Round Bar is here. Music and the choicest hors d'oeuvres with your beer and wine. History Repeats Itself 1893^1933 It was during the vogue of cotton at the last World's Fair that Da vies was founded — and won immediate renown as Chi cago's finest launderers of cotton and linen garments. Now — with pique and other cotton fabrics in style again — it is only natural that Davies should be looked upon as THE laundry for wash dresses and men's wash suits. You will find our prices for this service unusually attrac tive. DAVIE* Quality Launderers Dry Cleaners Blanket Cleaners Calumet 1977 DAVIES CARE MEANS LONGER WEAR MINNESOTA tor a great vacation . . Come, take a happy holiday in Minnesota! What a fishing grounds — 10,000 lakes — black bass, pickerel, wall-eyed pike — daring as they make 'em! Fun for everybody — swimming, boating, golf, tennis, horseback rid ing. Lodging in a cozy forest cabin or in a completely appointed resort hotel. Minnesota has a holiday to suit every income. We'll help you plan your visit — just write us! MINNESOTA TOURIST BUREAU State Capitol St. Paul, Minn. {A division of the Minnesota Department of Conservation) 6 The Chicagoan Overheard on an I. C. Train PHELPS & PHELPS COLONIAL TEA ROOM 6324 Woodlawn Ave. RESTAURANT 1423 E. 63rd (I. C. Station) Home Cooking — Low Prices 15 minutes from the Fair 77th YEAR tducational — .HIS pioneer school includes among its alumni, leaders of enterprise who are internationally famous. Practical, intensive courses in business training now conceded necessary for effec tiveness in any walk of life. College grade instruction; unrivalled in location and class room facilities. Train for leadership with the pick of the youth of the middle west. Your 'Century of Progress" opportunity — ask tor special offer. Courses include Business Administration, Executive Secretarial, Stenotypy, Com mercial French, Spanish, etc. DAY or EVENING CLASSES Visit the School or phone RANdolph 1575 for catalog. ... V you write please address Entrance to Box C. C, The Registrar. . . Bryant & Stratum College at ... is S. Michigan Ave. C-H-I-C-A-G-O Checagou by Mtlo M. Quaife. #1.00 ". . . the story of 1673 to 1835 and every fact is authenticated by his research and enlivened by his quaintly incisive humor. In this book stands as much of th; truth as will probably ever be discovered about those early years." — Mary Hastings Brad- Icy. Hew York Herald -Tribune. As Others See Chicago edited by Bessie L. Pierce. #3.00 "A unique procession of 'side* lights' on the development of '^e city, from its wilderness childhood to its skyscraper pride."-— Henry Justin Smith, Chicago Daily Hews. At all bookstores and at the World's Fair The University of Chicago Press TERRACE GARDEN— Morrison Hotel. Franklin 9600. The splendid new tropical garden with palm trees, coconuts and beautiful lighting. Benny Meroff and his orchestra play and the floorshow is great. CHEZ PAREE — Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1655. One of the hand somest night spots in Town and certainly one of the best floorshows. Belle Baker and the De Marcos head the entertainment. Tom Gerun and his Cali- fornians play. BOULEVARD ROOM— Hotel Stevens. Wabash 4400. Charlie Agnew and his orchestra, always favorites around the Town, are in this cool new supper room for the summer. MARINE DINING ROOM— Edgewater Beach Hotel. Longbeach 6000. One of the Town's better summer evening dining and dancing places. Mark Fisher and his orchestra and there is the inviting board walk. M. & C. ITALIAN RESTAURANT— Fair Grounds, 14th St. Victory 8114. Next to the Italian Pavilion. Bob Nolan and his orchestra play. Italian cuisine and reasonable, too. OLD MEXICO— Fair Grounds, 39th St. entrance. Victory 5123. Five shows nightly. Collette and her nine fan dancers head the entertainment. Mike Cozzi and his orchestra play. SKY TAVERN— St. Clair Hotel, 162 E. Ohio. Superior 4660. New rustic roof garden featuring Tommy West and his orchestra. The views of the Town should not be missed. CANTON TEA GARDEN— Wabash and Van Buren. Harrison 2442. Excellent cuisine. Husk O'Hare, the Genial Gentleman of the Air, and practically one of the Town's institutions, and his orchestra furnish the music. HI-HAT CLUB— 10 E. Pearson. Delaware 0776. George Petrone and his orches tra and a revue of distinction. The Silver Bar is a thing of beauty. Louis Falkenstein is host. SPANISH PAVILION CAFE— Fair Grounds, 24th St. on the Midway. Lots of atmosphere and wonderful cuisine; real Spanish entertainment. COLOSIMO'S— 2126 S. Wabash. The 1933 Follies floorshow and George Devon and his orchestra. PROSIT MODERN E— 717 W. North Ave. Lincoln 7720. Specializing in Ger man dishes of all kinds. Music by Joey Conrad and his Knights of Blue. ORIENTAL VILLAGE— Fair Grounds, 24th St. on Midway. Ernie Young's most daring revue in the "Big Top," "Manhattan Garden." Fine cuisine, dancing and a complete floorshow. DAYS OF '49 — Fair Grounds, 36th St. Rip-snorting reproduction of the town of Gold Gulch where you can enjoy yourself and have a gay time. Visit the "Old Time Gambling Hell," "The Bucket of Blood Saloon" and the Miner's Dance Hall. GRAND TERRACE— 3955 South Parkway. Douglas 3600. Earl Hines and his great band are on the job again. The floorshow is excellent. Ed Fox oversees. THE DELLS — Dempster Road, west of Evanston. Morton Grove 1717. Ted Lewis, himself, and his entire New York company make the Dells one of the grander night spots. Morning — Noon — Night THE BLACKSTONE— Michigan at 7th St. Harrison 4300. Unexcelled cuisine and always the most meticulous service. CONGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Congress. Harrison 3800. Here the fine old traditions of culinary art are preserved. THE DRAKE — Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Several dining rooms and always impeccable service. STEVENS HOTEL— 730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. The largest in town, and there are several well-serviced dining rooms. PALMER HOUSE— State, Monroe, Wabash. Randolph 7500. The splendid Empire Room, the Victorian Room, the Fountain Room and others. HOTEL BELMONT— Sheridan Road at Belmont. Bittersweet 2100. Quiet and refined, rather in the Continental manner. HOTEL LA SALLE — La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Several superior dining rooms; now under the able De Witt management. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. The Eitels have always been known as the most perfect of hosts. EAST END PARK— Hyde Park Bivd. at 53rd St. Fairfax 6100. A popular dining place out on the south side. OTTO SCHRIMPF, RALPH SCHULDER, WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, WHO LEAD THE WAY IN MR. KAUFMAN'S CONGRESS HOTEL GORGEOUS FURS in our August Sale INVEST IN the Elegance of our FINE FURS— BEFORE PRICES RISE. Fortu nately we anticipated the recent upturn in fur prices . . . and you may benefit by our savings if you buy now! For dis tinctive styling, superb quality and gen uine value our fur coats are unrivaled. R & AMSPERGER LARSON , INC. Suite 500 Pittsfield Bldg. Do you know how ... to correct oily hair? . . . overcome dry hair? . . . check falling hair? . . . treat dandruff? . . . arrest graying hair? . . . bring back natural wave to YOUR HAIR? Ogilvie Sisters have devoted years to developing treatments and preparations for your indi vidual hair and scalp problems. Trained experts will make a free diagnosis of your hair and scalp condition at • SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE • CHAS. A. STEVENS & CO. • MANDEL BROTHERS Ogilvie Sisters' treatments are given, and preparations sold, in all leading department stores and beauty salons of the United States and Canada. HAVE YOU READ the interesting booklet? — "Ogilvie Sisters on the Care of the Hair." Write us for free copy. 604 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. 1120 Connecticut Ave., Washington, D. C. 23 Rue de la Paix, Paris Canada August, 1933 7 Down the Aisle of Romance — And the resplendent Bride and her Attendants must be gowned to exquisite perfec tion. Prominent North Shore Brides are most always fash ioned by Miss Hanna — the recognized Wedding Stylist. The draping of the bridal train and veil, the arrange ment of the orange blossom clusters on the cap — those "last minute" touches that make a gala occasion — are personally supervised by Miss Hanna. This individual elegance and distinction at prices limited to modest budgets. Smart apparel for the New Season N. A. HANNA 952 Spanish Court W I L M E T T E AUDITORIUM HOTEL — 430 S. Michigan. Harrison 5000. These many years a famous spot for excellent cuisine and service. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 block— Sheridan Road. Longbeach 6000. Especially pleasant in summer. There's a board walk. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Several noteworthy dining rooms and, of course, College Inn. EVANSHIRE HOTEL— Main at Hinman, Evanston. University 8800. Most con venient for far northsiders and, of course, Evanstonians. THE LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. Ren dezvous of the town notables; equally notable cuisine. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chestnut. Superior 2380. The service and the a la carte menus in the Cafe are hard to match. THE GRAEMERE— 3330 Washington Blvd. Van Buren 7600. Recognized as one of the finest dinner rendezvous on the west side. BAKER HOTEL— St. Charles, III. Route 64, 37 miles west of Town. Unique atmosphere and two dining rooms, the main room and the Rainbow Room. Dinner dancing Saturdays. HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER— 163 E. Walton. Superior 4264. Several private party rooms, the main dining room and the coffee shop. PICCADILLY HOTEL— Hyde Park Blvd. at Blackstone. Plaza 3200. Excellent dining room and grand views from the roof garden. GEORGIAN HOTEL— 422 Davis, Evanston. Greenleaf 4100. Here one finds fine service and always an excellent menu. ST, CLAIR HOTEL— 162 E. Ohio. Superior 4660. Well appointed dining room and a decorative continental Assorted Appetizer Bar. MORRISON HOTEL— 70 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. Several dining rooms and the traditionally superb Morrison kitchen. ORLANDO HOTEL— 2371 E. 70th St. Plaza 3500. One of South Shore's most delightful tea rooms; complete menu and excellent foods. PEARSON HOTEL— 190 E. Pearson. Superior 8200. Here one finds the niceties in menu and appointments that bespeak refinement. EASTGATE HOTEL— 162 E. Ontario. Superior 3580. Particularly fine dining room and convenient to the Loop. THE CHURCHILL— 1255 N. State. Whitehall 5000. Home-cooked meals and an inviting dining room. Specialty! hors d'oeuvres. Luncheon — Dinner — Later FRED HARVEY'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. Superiority of service and select cuisine, and its tradition, make it a favorite luncheon, tea and dinner choice. THE SAN PEDRO— 918 Spanish Court, Wilmette. Authentic old-tavern setting. Food that pleases North Shorites who gather here. There are some famous specialties. 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. CHARM HOUSE— 800 N. Michigan. Superior 4731. At the Old Water Tower. Quaint, beautiful interior, excellent cuisine and service and reasonable prices. THE SPANISH TEA ROOM— 126 S. Washington St., Naperville. On State route No. 18 (Ogden Ave.). Noted for its famous home cooking. CAFE BRAUER — Lincoln Park, inner drive opposite Center St. Where you can dine out doors and upon very grand foods. 'DOBE HOUSE — Fair Grounds, 26th St. Popular spot for luncheons and din ners. Straight American dishes and reasonably priced. A BIT OF SWEDEN— ION Rush. Delaware 1492. European cooking and atmos phere. Famous for its smorgasbord. MILLER'S HIGH LIFE FISH BAR— Fair Grounds, Northerly Island at 14th St. Superior fish, steak and chicken dinners; several famous light lunch with beer combinations. WAGTAYLE'S WAFFLE SHOP— 1205 Loyola Avenue. Briargate 3989. Another northside spot popular with the late-at-nighters. ST. HUBERT'S OLD ENGLISH GRILL— 316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! MISS LINDQUISTS CAFE— 5540 Hyde Park Blvd. Midway 7809. The only place on the south side serving smorgasbord. Breakfast, luncheon and dinner, and strictly home-cooking. HENRICI'S— 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. When better coffee is made Henrici's will still be without orchestral din. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1187. An atmosphere of refine ment and a variety of excellently prepared and served dishes. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 2322. The home of the famous strawberry waffle whether it be early or late. 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. THE CHIMNEY'S TAVERN— Winnetka, III. Winnetka, 3724. Duplicate of an old English tavern, with lots of old world atmosphere. BOAT SERVICE to The Fair Grounds Leave south-east end of Michigan Ave. bridge 11 a. m., to 11 p. m. — hourly. Fare 25c. Also end of Navy Pier every hour starting 1 p. m. Fare 25c. LEAVING FAIR GROUNDS from 23 rd Street Pier every half-hour 11 a. m. to midnight. MOONLIGHT CRUISE DANCING FREE STEAMSHIP FLORIDA Leaves Navy Pier nightly at 7, 9 and 11 p. m. Leaves 23rd Street Fair Ground Pier at 8, 10 and 12 p. m. FARE 50c Special V/i hour sight-seeing trips. Leave Fair Grounds, 23rd Street Pier, landing back in grounds. Fare 50c round trip. See the Exposition from the lake ... a gorgeous sight. STEAMERS FOR CHARTER 200 to 1000 capacity — low rates Phone Central 0447 THE GARDEN Spot of the . Inn ' NOW! SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT" ROY DIETERICH The Student Prince, With His Famous Old Heidelberg Octet Old Heidelberg Orchestra With Ernie Kratzinger Directing Herr Louie and The Weasel Original Hungry Five Band NO COVER CHARGE Also enjoy Eitel's Food and Service in Their Five Restaurants in the Northwestern Depot TUNE IN WGN— 10:15 P. M. ENJOy REAL FOOL) X RIAl BEER SWAMPSCOTT* MASSACHUSETTS DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN "¦"¦"* ^HE North Shore's foremost x resort hotel. Ideal seaside and country environment . . health-giving, salt sea breezes. Golf. . . private bathing beach .... every recreational feature. Accessible to many historic points. Revised 1933 Kates. Booklet. 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Daytime dresses from $29.00 Fur trimmed coats and suits from $75.00 Handsome fur coats from the choicest pelts August, 1933 JACQUES — 180 E. Delaware. Delaware 0904. A peculiarly intriguing French dining room where the sweet amenities of service and cuisine prevail. THE VERA MEGOWEN RESTAURANT— 501 Davis, Evanston. A smart dining spot where Evanstonians and northsiders like to meet and eat. PITTSFIELD TAVERN— 55 E. Washington. State 4925. Always a delightful spot for luncheon and tea while shopping, and for dinner later. 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. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Michigan. Superior 1184. What with its lovely iittle courtyard, it's something of a show place and always well attended by the better people. LA PARISIENNE — 127 E. Oak. Superior 3181. Coffee, patisserie de choix, ices and served after the Parisian manner. L'AIGLON — 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. A grand place to visit. Handsomely furnished, able catering, private dining rooms and, now, lower prices. HUYLER'S— 20 S. Michigan, 310 N. Michigan, Palmolive Bldg. You're always near one or another no matter where you happen to be. BLUE RIBBON SPA — Corner of Jackson and Michigan. A grand silver and black bar with a Harding's steam table. RED PARROT TEA ROOM— Arcada Theatre Bldg., St. Charles, III. Spanish decorations and an interesting exhibition cf relics. Superior cuisine. B/G SANDWICH SHOPS — There are eleven locations in the Downtown section. Tempting foods promptly served. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0840. Corned beef and cabbage and other good old American dishes. PHELPS & PHELPS RESTAURANT— 1423 E. 63rd St. Plaza 1237. Early Amer ican cuisine. On the way to the Fair Grounds, race tracks and greyhound courses. THE SWEDISH TAVERN— 2268 South Parkway. Calumet 2241. At the main entrance to the Fair Grounds. Serving the famous Swedish hors d'oeuvres and a varied menu. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. Wabash 1088. The critical tastes of the clien tele give unneeded stimulus to the chef. EARLY AMERICAN TEA SHOP— 664 Rush. Delaware 5494. An atmosphere of comfort and quiet, real old fashioned cooking and service. MILL RACE INN— Fox River Bridge, Roosevelt Rd., Geneva, III. Built in 1837, quiet, restful atmosphere; on the river's edge. MURRAYS— 3824 Broadway. Lakeview 10310. One of Uptown Chicago's most unique settings; a convivial spot for dinner or after-theatre supper. PHELPS & PHELPS COLONIAL TEA ROOM— 6324 Woodlawn. Hyde Park 6324. Serving excellent foods in the simple, homelike Early American style with Colonial atmosphere. LITTLE NORMANDY— 155 E. Erie. Delaware 2334. All the atmosphere that goes with the name and excellent American cuisine. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Delaware 3942. A noble old German estab lishment 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 breakfast. LITTLE TRAVELER — Geneva, Illinois. One of the most distinguished inns of the Middle West. Atmosphere, rare antique shop and best of all, pluperfect foods. KELLEY HOTEL RESTAURANT— One block south of Route 5 in the heart of Elgin. Elgin 7025. Table service, cafeteria and lunch counter, all having complete menus of fine foods. CLUBSIDE INN— Roosevelt Rd., Route 6, Wheaton. Wheaton 73. Specializing in fried chicken, steaks and jumbo frogs' legs. Archie ("Johnny Small") Schatz is owner. FORT DEARBORN GRILL— 3920 South Parkway. Douglas 2428. Just outside the Fair Grounds. Specialists in sea foods, and featuring the inimitable entertain ment by that versatile pair, Ruth Harris and Billy Ward. LA LUISIANA— 1 142 S. Michigan. Webster 2796. Bill Piccolo, famous epicurean of the town, has opened this new spot. No more need be said? BOLLARD & FRAZIER— 18 W. Lake. Dearborn 4743. Sea foods, game, steaks and chops — a sportsman's rendezvous. BAVARIAN HOF-BRAU— 304 W. North Ave. Lincoln 7909. Grand bier stube with singing waiters in costume and "Schnitzelbank." PELLEGRINI— 181 N. Clark. Dearborn 6353. One of the Town's most typical Italian restaurants. Table d'hote dinners, $0.75 and $1.00. CASA DE ALEX — 58 E. Delaware. Superior 9697. Castilian catering and atmos phere — you can almost hear the castanets click in your coffee. LAKE CRUISES FREYA — Anchored off Monroe St. A 50 ft. sloop, complete with refrigeration, china, glass and silverware, running water. Bunks for six people, but can ac commodate ten. Moonlight cruises anchoring off Streets of Paris. Mr. Ralph J. Barger, Central 3418, in charge. COLUMBIAN TRANSPORTATION CO.— 7 S. Dearborn. Central 0447. Boats to the Fair Grounds, excursions and boats for charter. You can park your car on Navy Pier or lower level of Wacker Drive and go by water directly to the several piers at the Fair Grounds. WAX WORKS ST. LOUIS BLUES — Brunswick. Cab Calloway and his orchestra. Reverse "Gotta Darn Good Reason Now" by the same band. Several other choice Cab Cal loway discs that ought to be in every musical library are: "Bugle Call Rag" with "You Rscal, You" on the other side; "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" with "That's What I Hate About Love" on the back; "Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day" backed by "Angeline"; "Some of These Days" with "Is That Religion?" on the reverse. Most of them have a vocal chorus by Cab Calloway. GET YOURSELF A NEW BROOM— Brunswick. Duke Ellington and his famous orchestra, with vocal chorus by Ivy Anderson. From the "Cotton Club Parade of 1933." Reverse, "Bundle of Blues" by Duke Ellington. ISN'T IT HEAVENLY — Brunswick. Victor Young and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Paul Small. Reverse, "I've Got to Pass Your House to Get to My House" from the "New Paradise Revue." By Young's band with chorus by Paul Small. UNDER A BLANKET OF BLUE— Brunswick. Casa Loma orchestra with vocal chorus by Kenny Sargent. Reverse, "Love Is the Thing" by the same group. CAMINITO DEL TALLER— Brunswick. Tango by Hal Kemp and his orchestra. Reverse, "La Cumparsita" by the same band. MY! OH, MY1 — Victor. Eddie South and his orchestra. Vocal refrain by Eddie South. Reverse, "Gotta Go!" by the same band with vocal refrain by South and Everett Barksdale. MY HEART'S TO LET— Victor. And reverse, "When You've Fallen in Love." Both by Ray Noble and his orchestra with vocal refrains. From "He Wanted Adven ture." Recorded in Europe. LEARN TO CROON— Victor. And on the back, "Moonstruck." Both by Don Bestor and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Maurice Cross. From the Para mount film "College Humor." THE NIGHT WE MET— Victor. Glen Gray and his Casa Loma orchestra. Vocal refrain by Kenny Sargent. Reverse, "My Imaginary Sweetheart" by the same people. I'M THROUGH SAYING I'M THROUGH— Victor. Jan Garber and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Lee Bennett. Reverse, "At the Bottom of the Hill," by the same orchestra with refrain by Lew Palmer. LET'S GIVE LOVE ANOTHER CHANCE— Brunswick. Reverse, "Don't Blame Me." Both by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians with vocal choruses by Carmen Lombardo. THERE'S A CABIN IN THE PINES— Brunswick. Bing Crosby with Jimmie Grier and his orchestra. Reverse, "I've Got to Pass Your House to Get to My House," from the "New Paradise Revue." By Crosby and the Grier band. I'VE GOT TO SING A TORCH SONG— Brunswick. Hal Kemp and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Skinny Ennis. Reverse, "Remember My Forgotten Man" by the Kemp outfit with refrain by Deane Janis. Both from "Gold Diggers of . 1933." LOUISVILLE LADY— Brunswick. Reverse, "It's Not a Secret Anymore." Both by Anson Weeks and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Carl Ravazza and Bob Crosby. I COULDN'T TELL THEM WHAT TO DO— Brunswick. Hal Kemp and his orches tra. Vocal refrain by Skinny Ennis. Reverse, "My Own" by the same peop|e WHAT PRICE LYRICS?— Victor. Bing Crosby and Whiteman's Original Rhythm Boys (viola, ukulele and piano). Reverse, "From Monday On" by the same group. MIGHTY RIVER— Victor. Reverse, "Basin Street Blues." Both by Louis Arm strong and his orchestra with vocal refrain and trumpet solo by Louie. MIGHTY SWEET— Victor. Reverse, "You Wonderful Thing." Both by Billy Banks and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Banks. SWEET PETER— Victor. Jelly-Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers. Reverse, "Jersey Joe" by the same band. THE DARKTOWN STRUTTERS' BALL— Victor. That grand old favorite, this by the Pickens Sisters (from Georgia). Reverse, "China Boy," by the same gels. CIGARETTE — Victor. Tango by the Havana Novelty orchestra. On the back the same tango band does "The Cup of Sorrow." ST. LOUIS BLUES — Victor. Louis Armstrong and his orchestra. Reverse, "Dusky Stevedore," by the same band. Louie does a trumpet solo on both sides. HOLD YOUR MAN— Victor. Don Bestor and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Florence Case and a male trio. From the M-G-M film "Hold Your Man." Reverse, "Under a Blanket of Blue," by Don Bestor. MOONSTRUCK— Brunswick. On the other side, "Learn to Croon." Both from the Paramount film "College Humor." Bing Crosby and Jimmie Grier and his orchestra. SHADOWS ON THE SWAN EE— Brunswick. And "It Might Have Been a Diff'rent Story" by Hal Kemp and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Skinny Ennis. IT ISN'T FAIR— Brunswick. Reverse, "To Be or Not to Be." Both by Hal Kemp and his orchestra with choruses by Skinny Ennis. BLUE HOURS— Brunswick. Reverse, "With You Beside Me." By Wayne King and his orchestra. Ernie Birchill sings the vocal chorus of the latter number. 10 The Chicagoan A THREE PACE FOLIO OF FINE FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT WABASH AND VAN BUREN CANTON TEA GARDEN 3 GREAT FLOOR SHOWS DAILY sr^ $ %^T -^> Complete Luncheon _ -~ with Show and *S|]f Dancing +»f\tf\» Full course dinner t or supper 1 00 :$ ¦i*i HUSK O'HARE AND HIS GENIAL GENTLEMEN OF THE AIR WITH THE THREE BURKE SISTERS Minimum charge 50c after 9 p. m. Saturday night 75c after 9 p. m. Never a cover charge. Phone Harrison 2442. fle* QTV« o\ olc° \tttV U* fte sttti ^ tivts tftt 1» ,o^V e^s V .fO? >^' tf^' .OS U * \^e< L fco<* \<o<* V - * >lJ £/*£ L 'Aiglon Bar Drop in for a stein of the finest brew. Sam ple our exhilarating champagne cocktails. Fine wines are now served with our famous dishes in the grand old way. All this with Jack Paige's 6-piece band HAPPY DAYS! LUNCHEON DINNER SUPPER Dancing six to two Twenty-two East Ontario DELAWARE 1909 ..'¦¦'i alii 4* \0\N or* Y*- «M«£SS famous one f, to °rc,*stras amous roof— Wl "Ho™e Flavor' Prices "c'°^ food with th m°derate LUNCHEON_TF. PITTSFImr/A-D,NNE« at ~"ce t0 »j . — root fn<*fce"ut£,0t0,,,^tf»« 'n tn* Pom«i- r "'"ner TW/ to f * LlNA Ta«go.Ltant^'ng tempos^Cr,- Un,ba ^us/ca/ sensrraS°'S ne* +Ji« *. ns3tion Dinner guesh J/ Woo»H. for ,UBfJ: Cjts ?ay remain Vtv SuPPzrda ,i> e* 0^% »*' o Saturd Safari/ays „ ay 3:30-5:30 Dinnet $3.oo. 91.00 .Hifc S^ V^5 SN Ti Y>eJ # M/, ^Atf ^ to K ** -^ •<v^s SOO^ &S. ^t v^° ^Zliv^ 9\ft s?atvVop^ osv ^8^ ^ ***»>. August, 1933 11 Here 's How and JVhere i-R-~—f^«^ >* a**1* *& in tVie e,v^ i i V ^YtM*^ "¦' ':t' y&- to: $jt&;.;i o«iy Roof Gor<*eW i« the ^Td^ Ore •Westra HO •^SVjSrSfeSo AH Star Con w~- Ht. **$£*«**' $2 .00 Thu Ever/Ull Course 7s rsday *'.nners pmr Z)/Wf? awJ Dance in Cool Air TERRACE GARDEN NEW LARGE DANCE FLOOR Largest in the Loop. Dinner ^$1.S0 and $2X)0; No cover ^P charge or minimum except y Saturday night. Famous or- ?7W'ii\ chestras and smart floor re- Cloiing |\\ vues. Call Franklin 9600 for t^s^t^i^azL reservations. MORRISON HOTEL '^f, Rococo Madison and Clark Streets IF YOU DRIVE We will par your car — 2 hours 50c. 8 hours 75c ,6' E- OHIO ST. Lunch : Century 0f P. Dinner D^AwARr K° ,come to our 3688 t*^EfrQofi for an after theatre supper • renowned for its unusual entrees • inimitable cuisine and service • for epicureans • 3824 broad way lalceview 10310 ••¦''¦<'-¦# in t ^ner Sh*"* ** 4f P A Nrf It's always cool at "//#/<? Olormandt LUNCHEON- TEA^Tfr^ffi: 35c to 60c crt , 50c to 90c '55 EAST ERIE STREET Telephone DELaware 2334 First House East of Michigan Avenue """a*". Out-of-D,00^ to Din* ^ ,.« at tte ssss» Sf^Ves r'tbto^iSitoit^* }oitf <*** . _r and **- «« 0o( <*!£.W ,oot» OV€ i^*.**,-* M<^ Me* tVve 5» Cas* place .*ate M •....; ¦i ¦'¦< , 12 The Chicagoan Hospitable Dining Rooms ^o? o^""" ^otA\^c S^^^cVveo^'— oV ****&* gala1* ,v,! ^1^5S^>" fceY ovtf 0> teVVsWeS on Ycc, pHor16 M Ldttf^ 7809 7S^ '¦¦¦¦ V Meet me at CASANOVA "he Coolest <;„„.• „ ^^ ~ * \ est Spot „ pari.s Russian Food Soeci*!*; Floor 5>, * specialties °or Sh°w from 8PM 'm m • D°"°i»g to Tom Gentry's O "g Chez Altrock Where Mondays are Balbo Nights Wednesdays are Malta Nights Fridays are Pastromi Nights Saturdays are Saturday Nights Sundays are bromo Mornings Mike Hall and his Seven Hallroom Boys play. AND Millie St. Goodyear Millay does her original Swan Dive E. E. Altrock, Mgr. Al Eetrock, Gen. Mgr. ... marge *or Reservations Victory 5326 Mgrs. Co/. W. W V/u , Mr. Wi/Iiam^ YBltenk° M & C ITALIAN RESTAURANT At The World's Fair Adjoining Italian Pavilion 14th St. and Erickson Drive * Bob Nolan and his orchestra • Dinner $1.25 Luncheon 55c • Real Italian Cuisine — Cool, de lightful garden on the lagoon • Phone Victory 8114 For Party Reservations Early America TEA S H O Luncheon— 35c, 50c, 75c. Afternoon Tea-35c to $1.00. Dinner-85c to $1.00 Special parties on reservation. EDITH T. SHEPHERD Delaware 5494-0842 IllftSs® fcA^ a)^5L *\u^ VA\G>H fi* *ea .Vs anC NO** VAt^V * . Con ctrA\u- ^ v.clory M si- ?\ic VAate \ rh- for a UgHt snack *» ¥;f?s|3*lf August, 1933 13 *K h ^ ^w Oat'\5 The Chicagoan CHICAGOAN Prog ress \ CENTURY of progress, well, well — the ugly fez of Islam popping up on the barker's stand to auction off feminine exposure at twenty-five cents per admission ... a congregation of the flotsam from the carnival trails, weather-beaten, brazen, cheaters for the love of the game . . . peep-shows, Little Egypts of 1893 and 1933 . . . Chicago theatre performer arrested for nudity . . . the rackets, polit ical and otherwise ... an architectural scheme that set out to be modern and wound up a mess . . . color treatments that appear as fevered malaria patients under the white light of the day . . . catching the greased girl at the moonlight water carnival . . . scientific exhibits that mark victories in humanity's conquest of time, space, the ele ments, disease linger neglectedly while the rhumba dancers flourish — hooray! — a century of progress! Published on the Fifteenth rPHE CHICAGOAN is published on the fifteenth day of the month named on its cover. This homely fact is set down here for the information of new subscribers, of which there are so over whelmingly many in this greatest of all Chicago years, and for new newsstand patrons who may, we hope, become new subscrib ers in their and our own good time. Curiously, this homely custom of issuing the magazine during the month designated by its date line requires a bit of explanation. Once upon a time, before civilization became so complicated that not even its directors could understand it, there seemed to be nothing wrong with publishing Monday's newspaper on Monday, June's maga zine in June and 1890's almanac in 1890. That was before Big Business put Journalism to the sword. With the first appearance of tomorrow's newspaper upon tonight's street corners this evidently sane and logical practice was doomed. Save for guidance in writing checques and dating mortgages, the calendar became obsolete. A pellmell profusion of dating schemes mushroomed into being. For a time it was anybody's guess as to what year it was. Then a kind of balance, arrived at in desperation, was struck. Calendars still puzzle the populace, it has become a granted impossibility to find out from anyone on direct inquiry the number of the day of the month, and that blank expression on the countenance of the gentleman perusing the array of periodicals in the bookstalls is chronic, understandable and in no sense indicative of idiocy. Now The Chicagoan, a literate magazine for literate Americans, does not choose to perpetuate the madness of its fellows. Faced with the alternative of dating this August issue, out on the fifteenth, as of August or September, it casts its lot on the side of simple reason and dates it August. Perhaps we are a little brave in resisting thus the current of custom, but we are encouraged to believe that our partic ular readership prefers us so. If we learn otherwise, if our wares lie unsampled on the stands and the flood sweeps on past us unheeding, we will bow to the will of the always dubious majority and skip a month sometime, figuratively, with a sigh and so forth for the fragility of the species. Civic Reflex /CHICAGO'S evil star rides again on high. It could turn out to be none save Chicago's Druggan who had made a mockery of Leavenworth's stout walls. No race track save Arlington, Chicago's swankiest, and that, insinuatingly, on closing day of its smartest meet, could be the scene of a dope raid. Only balloonists rising from Chicago plop down ignominiously on adjacent back streets. None but Chicago parachute jumpers fall like plummets into watery graves. No city save this one, and in no year save its most glorious, is witness to the spectacle of embattled parents and obdurate officialdom in endless and altogether incredible verbal combat on the field of education. Chicago's evil star, obscured momentarily by festive Arcturus, pro jects its venomous rays in vain. In this year the city has ceased to be a town. In the eyes of the visitor, so much clearer than the eyes of the home guard, Chicago has become a vast place, a varied and all-encompassing scene, where anything and everything not only can and does happen but must. Chicago without its Druggan, its race track scandal, its school fight and its day-to-day sensationalism, would fall short of its billing. The picture would be ungenuine without its blemishes. You may like it or you may not, but there it is We like it. Traffic Victory TT IS with a fine glow of satisfaction, and fruitless resort to words long unaccustomed in this association, that we take typewriter in hand to applaud the ingenious gentlemen who have in their charge the routing of vehicular traffic to, about and around the Fair Grounds. To the amazement of all who dare to investigate, and no doubt to the immense surprise of the gentlemen themselves, it is possible to drive one's motor past the place at any hour of day or night at rea sonable speed and without unreasonable risk of wreck, delay or sub stantial impediment. Nothing like this has happened in the history of the community. Probably nothing like it is going to happen again. No doubt it is far too much to hope that, profiting by example, the aldermanic experts whose business it is to tussle with the taxicab barons might achieve a similar orderliness and dispatch within the confines of the loop district. It would be rather nice, though, wouldn't it? Announcement HpHE Chicagoan announces, with rare pleasure and gratification, A the appointment of Mr. Karleton Hackett to the post of Music Editor. Commencing in the next issue of the magazine, Mr. Hackett will contribute a regular monthly article, in the charming, competent style unforgettable to readers of the old Chicago Evening Post, on the musical affairs of the community. The staff of The Chicagoan welcomes a distinguished brother. More About September TVTR. EDWARD EVERETT ALTROCK, our favorite humorist, *¦*¦*¦ has progressed through the labored stages of (1) promises, and (2) assurances to (3) the point of guaranteeing that we shall be able to present, in our September issue, a burlesque on the newspaper columns of the period. Mr. Altrock is a highly distraught young man. This will be, if it materializes, his third edition of this burlesque. It was ready for the July number. It was ready, again, for the present or August number. It was withheld, in each case, for the good and sufficient reason that the columnists (calumnists to Altrock) were discovered, at press deadline, to have depreciated the net content of their drivel to a point at which, to the naked eye, their columns bur lesqued Mr. Altrock 's burlesque out of countenance. A very sad state of affairs, indeed. But an Altrock never says die. Edward Everett has two strikes on him, but the fire of battle gleams in his eye and the bases, as every newspaper reader knows, are loaded. We wouldn't suggest that you miss the September number. SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE North Michigan at Chestnut, Chicago Announces the Opening of a New Department Devoted to FUR FASHIONS ANNOUNCING OUR COMPLETE COLLECTION OF FUR FASHIONS Designed by Saks-Fifth Avenue and offered at prices decidedly lower than those effective later in the season. To see the Saks-Fifth Avenue fur collection so early in the season is to see the fur mode of 1933 in its most exclusive phase. Furs distinguished by a fluency of line made possible by the handwork of most expert furriers. ERMINE - - - MINK - - - CARACUL SEMI-PRECIOUS FURS Under the direction of Mr. Wm. D. Concolino. Second Floor 16 The Chicagoan Chicagoana The Fair Grounds and the Town and Back to the Fair Grounds Conducted by Donald Campbell Plant WE have been very happy all summer because we haven't been tossed an as signment to do a column (though it's really called a department in a magazine) entitled l^otes on the Fair or maybe Fair "Hptes or maybe Kfates on the Fair. We had been feeling very happy about it all, and then, while reading galley proof on this de partment, it struck us like a bolt from under a blanket of blue that the whole thing could be called Notes on the Fair and nicely, too. But we couldn't quite swing ourself that far out of line. There will remain much time and space, before this summer and this summer's Fair have bowed out, for us to catch up with the many exhibits that we haven't yet seen. But every once in a long while (it's probably been the heat that has made this summer and this summer's Fair seem long) during our Fair Grounds wander ings we have happened upon one thing or another which has anchored itself in our memory. The Packard exhibit is one of those. To us it is visible progress, if not of a century, at least of the first third of this century. True, the railway exhibits left us with much the same feeling. But there the first and latest Packards stand under the great dome of the Travel and Transport Building with the first and latest Pullman cars, with one of the first locomotives and one of the most modern, with one of the first airplanes and one of the new est and grandest air transports, and with the many other exhibits which show the progress man has made in transportation. The first Packard, built in 1899, was brought here from Lehigh University. It is a permanent monument at that institution to James Ward Packard, its builder, a Lehigh alumnus. The car, when at home, occupies a sealed glass case in the lobby of the James Ward Packard laboratory of engineering. The latest model Packard, a twelve cylin der formal sedan, is the grandest motor car we've ever seen, and we've been covering Na tional Automobile Shows for more than half a decade. It is, the Packard people told us, the most elaborate and costly automobile ever built by them. It really isn't exactly a formal sedan, because it is an entirely new type — more of a super deluxe salon or a sport type sedan limousine, because it has been designed to be either owner- or chauffeur- driven and has a disappearing glass partition between the front and rear compartments. The bonnet, like the new broom you've been told to get for yourself, sweeps long and rakishly up to a sloping V-type windshield. And it isn't hard to work up a mental picture of being seated behind the wheel on the open road and hav ing the blues and the miles swept away. The wheelbase is 147J/2 inches and the car is ex traordinarily low to the ground, but with the standard head clearance inside. The rear of the body sweeps out at the bottom in a beau tiful curve. In fact the model, as a whole, creates a sweeping sensation. The interior details make it one of the most distinctive automobiles ever produced. All the body hardware, even the steering column, and the instruments on the instrument board, is of heavy gold plate. But the detail that caught our fancy is the bar, or rather, the cellarette. It has a drop door which becomes a glass covered table when lowered, and in side are gold cups in racks and large gold liquor containers. To the right of the cellar' ette is another cabinet which, when the door is dropped, becomes a complete dressing table with a sizable mirror and niches about the interior for gold vanity boxes and other cos metic containers. Between the cellarette and dressing table cabinets, at the bottom, is a grilled loud speaker for radio, and above an electric clock and folding smoking case with lighter and ash tray. The entire cabinet, built into the back of the front seat, has a futuristic "MR. BLITZ, MY PAPER WOULD LIKE YOU TO TELL ME HOW IT FEELS TO BE COMING DOWN IN A PARACHUTE!" design and is made of highly polished burley Carpathian elm; the rest of the wood interior trim is the same. The upholstery is of an es pecially selected broadcloth, and the lighting is indirect. The exterior finish is a new shade called Sun Glow Pearl — a pearlessence finish which changes from gold to brown and pearl and to a most unusual reddish brown shade, depending upon the angles at which light strikes the car. This Packard was shipped to the Travel and Transport Building immediately upon its final inspection and was not uncovered until the Fair opened. It's the first time it's been seen outside the factory. The arrival a couple of weeks ago of the Honorable Wu and his Chinese revue bolstered up incalculably the histrionic aspects of the Fair. Mr. Wu and his people have been gathering unto them selves audiences the members of which have probably become just a little weary of fan dancers (to say nothing of fans) . They per form in the novel Chinese Theatre near the Sixteenth Street gate, a part of the Chinese national exhibit. The first part of the enter tainment is offered by an adept group of Chinese acrobats, jugglers and magicians, members of the Joy Fun Toy Company— an old Chinese family that has followed the thea tre for generations. They are for the most part young people and they came over, their first trip to this country, especially for A Cen tury of Progress. Following the Joy Fun Toy family Mr. Wu presents a Chinese musical revue with him self and a supporting cast of Chinese girls, singers, dancers and dramatic stars. Its danc ing, music, costuming, stage settings and por trayal of the color and glamour of the Orient make it one of the most unique national fea tures of the Fair. And then the Chinese chorines, young men and Mr. Wu offer their version of American jazz, popular songs and even a Floradora Sextette. Mr. Wu is master of ceremonies and chief actor. He is an experienced vaudeville star who has played RKO and other major houses about the country with his own company for several years. He sings in perfect English with a musically pleasing voice, dances with the grace of Fred Astaire and exhibits an amazing versatility in a series of swell imper sonations of Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson and other stage celebrities. There are several other stars, too, but we don't know how to spell their names. And then there is the Minna Moscherosch Schmidt exhibit of figu rines of the four hundred outstanding women of the world and the costumology of their time. That's over in the General Exhibits Building, Unit 5, Group J, Second Floor, Spaces 1 and 2, to be exact. These figurines August, 1933 17 were, models of the great women, were cre ated for the Fair. They are a Chicago product, grown from a Mrs. Schmidt's desire to assemble distinguished women, their achievements and the costumes they wore. The selections of the characters were made through the Embassies in Washington and the Con sulates here in Town. They stand sixteen inches high, are artistically scaled to size, beau tifully gowned, coifed and jewelled, and are a blaze of color and lovely designs of the past five thousand years. It is really a Hall of Fame and monument to femininity. 'Poet in Numbers ' I '•HERE is a man over in the Fair Grounds, ¦*¦ Dr. Salo Finkelstein, who knows his num bers. Some of them he loves, others he merely tolerates, and there are a few that give him vio lent attacks of the shakes, so despicable are they. But he manipulates them all with incredible celerity. Unheralded and completely neglected by the daily press, the doctor has been giving lectures at the Fair and here and there about Town before moving on to the west on his lecture tour of the world. For five long years Dr. Finkelstein replaced some forty adding machines in the statistical department of the Polish government. Then he came to America to be seized upon by Eastern university psychologists, eager to take him figuratively apart and see what made him click. Dr. Finkelstein's greatest feat is the multi plication mentally of two ten-digit numbers, such as 9,536,142,805 times 3,427,856,012' Another mental shark once managed to mul tiply two eight-digit numbers, whereupon the celebrated Finkelstein needs must do two ten- digit numbers. He accomplished the trick in Warsaw in 1925. He has never tried it since, but he says he might be able to multiply larger numbers if pressed. Dr. Finkelstein admits he is a genius, and Eastern psychologists will bear him out. Num bers to him have beauty, shape, poetic value, wisdom, tone. He is a "poet in numbers" — another of his own admissions. He sees life in numbers. Some of them he likes, and he can work himself into a veritable frenzy over others. Consider a few examples. No. 259 is an old favorite with the doctor, because 259592 and 925 are all divisible by 37, because the number 2, raised to the fifth power, times nine squared, equals 2592, and because there are 2592000 seconds in a thirty-day month. Another favorite is 543 because 1543 is the date of the death of Copernicus. Take 836. To you, and you, and you, 836 is just an other innocent, abstract, harmless number, but to Salo Finkelstein it is as an old friend be cause when squared it gives 698,896, a palin drome. No. 756 is an old acquaintance be cause 1756 is the date of Mozart's death. In fact, as Dr. Finkelstein proceeded further and further in his recent lecture at the World's Fair it became more and more apparent that after all, his likes for numbers are legion and his hatreds few and far between. Dr. finkelstein can see and remember six single-digit numbers in 1/1, 000th of a second, and seven single-digit numbers in 1 /666th of a second. In one sec ond he can scan a dozen two-digit numbers and add them. He attributes his remarkable ability to swift perception, long memory span, concentration and fluent association of numbers. He can reel off half a dozen associations for almost any number you name for him. He knows a thousand dates. He knows pi to 300 places after the decimal point. He knows to seven decimals the logarithms of all numbers from 1 to 200. He is indeed a remarkable fellow. Dr. Finkelstein opened his recent lecture at the Exposition by drawing a square on the blackboard and dividing it into twenty-five spaces. Then, while his back was turned, members of the audience wrote single-digit numbers into each of the spaces. The doctor spun around, gazed at the square exactly 14.9 seconds, and erased it. Then he repeated from memory all twenty-five numbers, first in the order in which they were written in horizontal lines, then in vertical lines and finally he wound up by repeating them in spiral order, beginning at the outside and working to the center. Warming up to his task, the doctor next had members of the audience write seventeen single-digit numbers in a column, and spin ning around, he wrote down the total before Floyd Gibbons could say Salo Finkelstein. He multiplied two three-digit numbers in 2.7 sec onds and two four-digit numbers in seven sec onds. He added a column of two-digit num bers almost instantaneously and did a number of other remarkable things. Finally, he wound up his lecture in a grand flourish by repeating from memory the twenty- five numbers written in the original blackboard square. After leaving the lecture hall, Dr. Finkel stein was unable to find his way out of the Exposition grounds and had to be led to a taxicab by a reporter. Qravat Evolution ALTHOUGH we are not at heart a true ¦ window-shopper, we couldn't help but note the series of necktie displays in the Burns 6? Grassie windows on East Jackson, ^fe stopped in to inquire about them. The manu facturer who has been creating neckties for Burns & Grassie for years, years and years had been keeping them all this time; they were not especially made up just for the display. The series begins with the Ascot bow, al ready tied, of 1875, made of heavy brocaded warped silk. It sold for $2.50 or $3.00 — quite a price then. The next is a ready made satin Ascot, 1878, with fringed ends and a cross board, worn with a wide spread collar. }^ot the most comfortable little item, we thought The tie of 1880 was a four-in-hand of corded twill with a large, wide knot, ready tied for a wide spread collar. In 1883 the narrow col lar popped up and the tie displayed for that period was likewise narrow. It was four-in- hand and the beau had to tie it himself. The little model for 1885 was created for a stand- up collar, an Ascot knot and made of fancy satin it hooked onto the collar like a bib. John L. Sullivan used to wear them. In 1888 when Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleve land were fighting it out along that line the boys in the torchlight parades were wearing wide, about two inches, four-in-hands that they tied themselves. And in the usually tagged Gay Nineties they were still tying four-in- hands, but both ends were alike and worn wide spread. There was also a neat little number called the "Crosby," a four-in-hand with a wide spread. 1900 brought in the ready-made bow tie worn with a high collar. The trick was to keep the tie hooked underneath the collar. The wing collar came in about 1904 and with it a self tied four-in-hand with a huge knot. In 1910 shirt sales fell off because of the "chest protectors," a very large Ascot worn with a high buttoned, double-breasted jacket. One really didn't need a shirt at all, because none of it was visible, except the cuffs, and they came in detachable models. In 1914 and '15 the four-in-hand that we have today made its appearance. About the only change that LL TR/WELL Co. - "WELL, THEN, HOW ABOUT A TOUR OF THE HOLY LAND?" The Chicagoan has taken place since then has been in mate rials, patterns and from time to time the size of the knot. And it looks as if they'd stay pretty much as they are now. Rugger rT^HIS summer Chicago has been playing J- host to numerous inroads of Italians, Moroccans, Japanese, Chinese, Scandinavians, Belgians (there's still that little money matter, so there haven't been any French to speak of) and other nationalities. And now, to top off the whole thing, we are to be visited by the Cambridge University Vandals, a private English Rugby club, traditionally sporting and steeped in the air of Piccadilly, Leicester Square and the Mall. The Vandals are made up of Cambridge and Oxford alumni and include, we under stand, several of the finest Rugby players in the world. They will play four games in the Middlewest: August 29, against a picked team of the Illinois Rugby Union at the Oak Park High School Stadium for Infant Welfare charity; a private match against the Goths at Onwentsia on a later date; versus the Rugby Union at Stagg Field on Saturday, September 2, kick-off at 3 P. M.; and against the Cherokee Rugby Club, an American or ganization similar to their own, for local char ity in Benton Harbor. ixuGBY, as most people should know but don't, is the father of Ameri can college football. It is the main college sport of the British Empire and in recent years has become very popular among French and German schools. Scores are made by touchdowns and goal- kicks. There're passing, tackling, punting, broken-field running and all the other thrills commonly associated with football, but in Rugger— as it is affectionately known among Britishers — there are fifteen men a side. There are no substitutions allowed at any time, play is divided into thirty minute halves and play ers are not allowed any protecting devices such as helmets or shoulder pads. They wear thin cotton jerseys, shorts and ordinary foot ball boots and stockings. The game is fast, open and continuous like ice hockey. If a man is tackled with the ball, he must loose it immediately and play goes on without stop page. Britishers say— and they don't often boast without cause— that Rugger is among the cleanest, most thrilling and sporting games in the world; that is why at interna tional games a hundred thousand spectators is an ordinary and expected gate. And all Rugger players are amateurs in the strictest sense. "Puppet Exhibit pi* AIR goers have seen the performances of the marionettes designed by Tony Sarg at the A 6? P Carnival, and Jean Gros is repre sented by marionettes, too, on the Fair Grounds. It was impossible, however, for the many other outstanding showmen to perform here during Fair time because of their sum mer schedules and distance from Chicago. But many of them consented to send examples of their work so that a survey of what is being done with puppets today in America could be "ISN'T SHE NAIVE?" made available to Chicago visitors. In Marshall Field's book section, on view until September, are groups of puppets sent by fifteen of the country's best puppet artists, displayed in settings suggestive of the plays in which they have appeared. They were se lected and arranged by Paul McPharlin of Detroit, who directs the Marionette Fellow ship in that city and edits a series of books, The Puppetry Imprints, dealing with the tech nical aspects of the subject. During the last few years there has been a widespread and increasing interest in pup petry, evidenced by the popularity of shows for children and adults, both in New York and Chicago and in smaller cities. Puppets have flourished in America from early days, but at the beginning of this century puppetry was almost a lost art. A renascence came when artists turned to them as a means of personal expression, carving little figures of individual character and charm, and giving plays of dramatic merit rather than the stunts and skits that had long been their only vehicles. The productions of Ellen van Volkenburg and Maurice Browne at the Little Theatre, includ ing Alice in Wonderland and A Midsummer Right's Dream, done with marionettes some sixteen years ago, marked the beginning of this revival of interest. Since that time ever increasing numbers of puppet showmen have appeared, until now the professionals with companies of their own number more than fifty, and the amateur groups in homes, schools and clubs range into the hundreds. Among those represented in Field's exhibit, Nicholas Nelson is a professional of thirty- four years' standing, and he has always made Chicago the center of his activities. The mari onettes which he shows form a circus group with a monkey trapeze artist, a clown and a trick dog, a javelin-thrower and a juggler. In operation, these figures are able to perform feats that surpass any in a real circus, for their strings give them as complete a disdain of gravity as their operator thinks discreet. Remo Bufano, who exhibits marionettes from his production of Manuel de Falla's oper etta, Master Pedro's Puppet Play, seen in Chi cago two years ago under the auspices of the International Society for Contemporary Music, although still this side of forty, is also a pup pet showman of long standing. As a youth in his teens he gave puppet shows in New York, and has been at it ever since. Two puppets and two marionettes, carica tures of Noel Coward (in plum-colored pajamas), George Bernard Shaw (in green plaid knickers and a Norfolk jacket), Henry Ford and Gandhi, are shown by Meyer Levin, former Chicago newspaper man who now operates a puppet theatre. Two marionettes that are of interest as re constructions of the type used in classic an tiquity are shown by Waylande de Santis Gregory, ceramic sculptor. They are a nymph of stoneware and a silenus of terra cotta, both jointed and strung so that they can be given lively dramatic motion. Gustave Baumann, known for his paintings and woodcuts, shows an amusing African family of carved wood. Dragons, sprites and other fabulous creatures abound in the exhibit, and show how wide spread puppet activity has today become. Higher Education /^\NE of our Fair Grounds operatives told ^^ us about a friend over in the Smith Col lege Booth who says that she spends half of her time explaining things about the Fair and life in general to anyone who feels like asking. Her real duties are greeting alumnae, interest ing new students and attracting possible donors. The other day a man bristling with con tempt for higher education approached the August, 1933 19 'DON'T SEND ANY O' DEM PROOFS TO DE 'EXAMINER.' DEY GIMME A ROTTEN WRITE-UP LAST TIME!" booth and demanded, "You've been to college, haven't you? Well, then you're a woman with a higher education, huh? I want to know something, can you tell me?" This was a ter rible moment. The man continued, "I've just been over to the Horticulture Building and the whole place is full of the word deciduous. What does it mean?" By the grace of once having read a book an botany, higher educa tion for unborn generations of women was saved by the young woman. But, our reporter told us, the Smith girl isn't always confronted by the necessity of defending great causes. There are moments like the one when a blousy creature, fresh from the curbstone, whose head bobbled about on her neck from causes other than nervous ness, came up and gazed at the alumnae register. "Do you want me to sign my name?" she asked, seemingly anxious to help. "Yes, if you're an alumna." The word alumna being more or less Greek to the woman, she picked up the pencil and read aloud the headings: name, address, class. "Class! What do you mean, class?" said the woman, quite outraged. "That's the year you were graduated." "Say, what is this, anyway?" "This is the Smith College Booth." The woman put down the pencil, went in and sat down and silently watched seventy- two pictures focus themselves and fade on the Balopticon. Then she rose and with a light dignity said, "Swell place, whatever it is." T)eep Sea Diva TT- wasn't because she was ever caught be- -*- 'tween the devil and the deep blue sea and had to make a quick decision that Mrs. Mar garet Campbell Goodman, the only woman in the world who ever became actively en gaged in diving and marine salvage work, took up her profession. She started to earn her living as a newspaper reporter, and in time received an assignment from her editor to in terview an inventor who was building a new kind of diving suit. Then things began to happen. Her interest was aroused and the inventor didn't have much money with which to carry on his operations. Mrs. Goodman drew on her savings and helped finance the finishing of the suit. The invention, when completed, was a success; the diver wearing it descended 361 feet into Grand Traverse Bay. And that was the beginning of her career. Her first undertaking, fifteen years ago, was the recovery of extremely valuable cargo from the Pewabic, which had sunk in 1865 in Lake Huron after a collision with another vessel. She was the sixth diver to go down after the wreck, the five men before her having failed. The wreck was on the lake floor some 1 80 feet deep and she managed to salvage most of the copper cargo valued at $300,000. After that there were many other trips in and out of Davey Jones' locker. In her explorations of the depths of the Great Lakes and the Atlantic, Mrs. Goodman wears a diving suit that outweighs her by many pounds. The suit itself weighs twenty- five pounds, the shoes about fifty, the helmet and breastplate thirty-eight, the lead belt around her waist fifty; the entire outfit tips the scales at one hundred sixty-three pounds. Mrs. Goodman has always done quite a lot of writing and is a member of the League of American Pen women. There are a half dozen inches about her in Principal Women of Amey ica and in the Who's Who section of Register of Women's Clubs in America. Recently she was assigned to write the section on deep-sea diving for Careers for Women which Hough ton-Mifflin will bring out this Fall. Now she is working on her own book, What 1 Found at the Bottom of the Sea — which will likewise appear this Fall. Stanleyesque \ FAIR visitor, possibly with too many *^^ steins of brau (stepped up a bit no doubt) under his white pigskin belt that matched his trousers so beautifully, hurtled away from his party — they were, and we were, at the south end of the Midway — and approached one of those scarlet jacketed, Balaklava-helmeted po licemen. For the moment, just for the mo ment, the policeman was alone; not being asked questions by anywhere from four to fourteen people at once. He did look rather lonesome, too. The Fair visitor, not without a certain dig nity, bowed rather nicely, put out his hand to the policeman and said, "Dr. Livingston, I presume?" The policeman appeared to be nettled. We didn't catch his reply. "YES, THE DARLING'S A LITTLE GYPSY— ALWAYS ON THE MOVE!" 20 The Chicagoan "HOBBY— AIN'T IT?" World's Fair Follies A Review Within a Revue, or Vice Versa By Sandor PROLOGUE THIS HEART-WRENCHING TABLEAU, WHEREIN OUR HERO (HEREINAFTER TO BE KNOWN AS OUR HERO) CHOOSES BETWEEN HOME AND AN IDEAL WHOM WE SHALL CALL NELL, WAS POSITIVELY NECESSARY • ACT ONE SC. ONE WHAT FOR AN HONEST BUT HOMELESS COLLEGIAN TO DO, TIMES BEING WHAT THEY WERE AND NOT A UNION 'RIKSHA BOY TO BE HAD, BUT TO DON TRACK TRUNKS AND SANDALS, FOR THE FAIR AND FOR AN OPENING CHORUS BY THE GERSHWIN BOYS SCENE TWO AND WHAT FOR LITTLE NELL (SEE PROLOGUE) BUT TO WIN A WGN QUEENSHIP, ALL UNKNOWN TO OUR HERO, A READER OF HEARST NEWSPAPERS BY BIRTH AND TRAINING, AND SO INTO A SONG AND DANCE NUMBER FROM BALABAN & KATZ SCENE THREE TIME MARCHES ON, EVEN IN THIS OPERA, AND ONE BRIGHT DAY, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WHO SHOULD MEET WHOM ON THE MIDWAY BUT OUR HERO AND LITTLE NELL, WHICH BUILDS UP TO A STRAUSS BALLET WITH JUST A WEE TINGE OF HOT-CHA SCENE FOUR ENTERS NOW THE VILLAIN, A VERY OGRE, A VERY OGGLING OGRE AT THAT, AND ANYONE CAN SEE, EVEN IN THE FALLING DUSK, THAT THIS BARKER IS THE BITING KIND. HIGH TIME, INDEED, FOR TONY SARG TO BRING ON HIS MIDGET'S CHORUS OLIO— A JINRIKSHA RAMBLE AROUND THE WORLD'S FAIR GROUNDS ACT TWO SC. TWO DARK HOURS, DARK DEEDS. 'TIS RICH PROMISE OF HONEST REWARD FOR IRKLESS TOIL HE POURS INTO THE SHELL-LIKE EAR OF THE PRACTICALLY UNEMPLOYED QUEEN. A BOHEMIAN DIDOE BY THE OBLIGING EARL CARROLL ENDS THIS DARK STANZA SCENE TWO JUST A GOOD, CLEAN, FUN-LOVING FELLOW AT HEART, OUR HERO PARKS HIS 'RIKSHA AT THE HALL OF RELIGION (CUE FOR THE LADS AND LASSIES IN BLUE TO STRIKE UP THEIR MUSIC) AND IS OFF FOR A SWIFT SNIFF OF THE FLESHPOTS SCENE THREE AND SO TO BED, AND SO OUT OF IT, FOR WHOSE PITCHING ARM SO SURE, OR EYE SO KEEN, AS A VARSITY MAN'S? AN ANGRY WORD, A BROKEN HEART (ATHLETIC) AND AN OFF-TO- BUFFALO BY THE BALLYHOO BALLET AND ON WITH THE SHOW SCENE FOUR WOE IS OUR HERO. TWO WOES, IN FACT, FOR DESERTION OF JINRIKSHA IS ITS OWN REWARD AND OH, SEE THE BIG POLICEMAN! (THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT BAND IS ON THE JOB WITH A DEMOTION DIRGE ON MUFFLED DRUMS) SCENE FIVE DAYS PASS, MAYBE WEEKS, BEFORE THE LONG, STRONG ARM OF COINCIDENCE CAN GET MOTHER, FATHER AND SON ON THE SCENE AT THE PRECISE MOMENT WHEN THE GOOD ROCKETSHIP "KINGFISH" STALLS. OUR HERO (SURELY) TO THE RESCUE SCENE SIX OF COURSE NOBODY STAYS FOR THE FINALE, SAVE THE CAST, BUT IT'S LOVELY. MOTHER FORGIVES. FATHER FORGIVES, TOO. OUR HERO FORGIVES AND LITTLE NELL MIGHT AS WELL, ELSE (DIM OUT PRESENTATION SPEECH) WHAT'S THE TANDEM FOR? KBKE HOLLYWOOD PAR.IS I OLD BELGIUM OLD MOROCCO 1 OLD SPAi ^^^^^^Egutg^Ma^i^^t|magaigj3u^^^^py^aB^PM EPILOGUE— A HONEYMOON CRUISE WITHOUT LEAVING THE LAKEFRONT shine and Cheer for Infirm Youth J MRS. LENNOX HALDEMAN MRS. WALTER VOLTZ MRS. CARROLL JOHNSON MISS HELEN CLOW J. R. DEWSON, PRESIDENT MRS. OTTO MAST MRS. JOHN J. CHALMERS MRS. MARTIN DE TAMBLE MRS. E. H. MORRISSEY The Sunbeam League, organ ized two decades ago to bring happiness into the lives of as many little crippled children as the members could contact, has expanded to the extent where, now, it maintains seven kinder gartens in local hospitals and children's homes each super vised by trained teachers. The financing of this charitable work is taken care of by two parties each year. MRS. JAMES McKENNA MISS HELEN CRONE King of Sports Notes on the Current Status of the Equine Empire By Jack McDonald POLO has stepped squarely into the center of the sports spotlight. Tennis, yachting, the sideshow attractions at the Fair and even horse racing have been shouldered off to one side to allow the best mallet swingers in the country plenty of room to show their wares. It isn't often that one sport succeeds in stealing the lime light, but this is the first time that such an aggregation of polo notables has ever been gathered together for a series of games. Every player is a star, and it only remains to be seen which group of stars will work the best together. It is difficult to get a line on a team by past performances alone, and this issue will go to press before I will have an opportunity to see the teams in action. However, my hum ble wager would go on the Eastern Team, not because I think the Westerners are not so good, but simply because I cannot imagine any team beating the Hitchcock- Guest combination. I've been wrong before, I was one of those who picked Dempsey to beat Tunney, but this time the East looks like a good bet. Men and mounts are beginning to pour into Chicago, and much speculation has arisen as to which men will take the field on August 13. Picking four men from the many available will be a job worthy of a diplomat, and I for one do not envy Thomas Hitchcock or Carleton Burke their jobs. Practice sessions will be held both at Fort Sheridan and on John Hertz's estate at Leona Farms. Everyone is hoping that the field at Onwentsia will be in excellent condition, for all the contestants are used to fine fields, and high goal men the world over demand playing surfaces of billiard table smoothness. The names of many of the players are familiar to Chicagoans. Thomas Hitchcock, Jr., certainly needs no introduction to anyone who has ever heard the word polo. Winston Guest was welcomed here last Spring in the Wall Street manner, with sirens screaming and crowds lining the sidewalks, all because he was rated the greatest indoor polo player in the world. (Note : Guest lived up to his rep utation, his team carrying off both the Open and the "A" Champion ships.) Stewart Iglehart and Michael Phipps are also well known here, having ably aided and abetted Guest in the indoor matches. Earl Hopping and Seymour Knox are well known in Eastern polo circles, and although they have not appeared before in the Middle West, will undoubtedly make names for themselves here. The Western team does not lack for headline names, for Cecil Smith, the nine goal Texan, and H. W. ("Rube") Williams, the hardest riding man in the game today, are both certain of places on the team. Elmer Boeseke, Jr., American Internationalist of last year, and Aidan Roark, West Coast star, are in town and working out daily. Aidan Roark is the younger brother of Captain C. T. I. Roark, Captain of the British International team in 1927 and one of England's most brilliant players. Neil McCarthy of the Midwick team, winner of the national title in 1928, has been managing the Western stars in the absence of Carleton Burke. McCarthy may be named as either a regular or alternate in the matches. The coming series will be another test of ponies, for after all the mount is almost as important as the man, and this will be an excellent opportunity to find out which section of the country produces the best polo ponies. The past two weeks have seen many startling changes in the horse racing industry. Rumors are flying about that President Roosevelt may even draft a code that will encompass own ers, trainers, horses and swipes. In a small voice I would like to suggest that owners trying to win with their horses should be com pelled to fly a small N. R. A. flag from the horse's ear. If the horse is merely out for a conditioner the flag should be flown at half mast. Think how much money could be saved. Of course, in a stake race, with all owners trying to win the purse, some other system would have to be adopted. Innovations at Hawthorne are the dollar-across-the-board play ($1 win, $1 place, and $1 show), and the elimination of the also-eligible list. The dollar-across-the-board play is proving very popular, and, strangely enough, there is said to be no falling off in the two-dollar- across-the-board wagering. The dropping of the also-eligible list is a distinct step forward, for now a field will be drawn to twelve horses and no scratches will be permitted without the approval of the stew ards. Nothing is more confounding than to sit up late at night pick ing a logical winner, and wending one's weary way to the track to pour a two dollar bet in the totalizer, only to find that the horse has been scratched. Equipoise, C. V. Whitney's stake champion, and one of the great est racehorses that ever wore plates, will come back to Chicago for the $25,000 Gold Cup that is to be run August 24. After leaving Arlington, Equipoise won the Wilson Inaugural Mile handily at Saratoga. The Whitney horse, which holds the world's record for a mile in 1:34 2/5, is one of the few horses able to win races even when carrying heavy weight. To my mind there is no horse in the country today that can beat him over the mile route. The Chicago Derby is also to be revived this season at Hawthorne, and may do something toward settling the three-year-old championship. Any light that might be thrown upon this question would certainly be appreciated, for this year seems to be without an outstanding three- year-old. The recent dope scandal that was uncovered by federal authorities at the Arlington Park Race Course will go a long way toward cleaning up a condition that has always existed in racing. Racing is a clean sport, but any game that has a betting angle will attract crooked operators, and until some way is devised to catch and punish these men there will always be suspicion in the mind of the betting public. Track officials have often suspected sharp practices, but have hesitated to prosecute, fearing that the faith of the public would waver. Few crimes are harder to detect than that of doping a horse, but if the federal narcotic agents take a hand an immediate improvement will be noted. Doping horses had become so common that jokes about the practice could be heard in any club where horsemen gath ered. I had thought the practice more humorous than wicked until eight years ago, when I saw a gallant old horse, once a winner of important stake races, drop dead in the course of a claiming race. Investigation proved that the horse had fallen into the hands of a group of unscrupulous men who had given the horse an overdose of heroin, causing the heart to burst. The men were barred from the track, and a clean-up was made in Maryland, but until a federal charge can be made against all such offenders little can be accom plished. On the French tracks the official veterinarian can take from a race any horse suspected of being doped and examine it to see if any stimulant has been administered. This system could be inau gurated at all American tracks at little expense, and would put racing above suspicion in a very short time. The World's Fair Horse Show announces that they are offering a cash prise of five hundred dollars for some intel ligent person who owns a horse. All you have to do is get a powerful jumper and school him so he will be able to break the high jump record that was set in 1923. The record was made by Stuyvesant Peabody's Great Heart, and the bar was at eight feet and thirteen- sixteenths of an inch. A friend of mine in Virginia once owned a black horse that could jump seven feet and better, and sold the horse to the Ringling Brothers Circus for some fabulous sum. I intend asking at the circus if they still have the horse, and who knows but that he may be jumping eight feet by now. I do not know of any other horse in this section that can even come close to this record of Great Heart's, but $500 is a great deal of money, and many owners will have a try at the purse. Anyway, it'll be a gigantic show and will be held at the 124th Field Artillery from October 21st to 29th. And the names of many prom inent horsemen appear on the roster of the committees of the newly organized association, among them Porter (Continued on page 59) August, 1933 25 Fowler and Tamara, the exquisite dancing team appearing in the Summer Garden of The Drake, are here sketched in exceptionally interesting black and whites by Frederick Deuker, young Chi cago artist, and photographed by Paul Stone- Raymor, Ltd. The silhouettes are all movements from the various routines of the dance team. Fowler and Tamara discovered the unusual tech nique of the artist when the latter was exhibiting in recent art fair in Grant Park and commissioned him to do these especially unique sketches. Your Night to Owl Under a Blanket of Blues Singers, Brasses a?id Beer By Patrick McHugh AYBE you think that, compared with us, Floyd Gibbons is just an old stick- in-the-mud stay-at-home, and maybe you think there aren't times when we'd like to be. And maybe there aren't times when we'd just as well be, because the fun usually doesn't start till 2 A. M. and for the life of us we've never been able to remember any thing that ever happened after 2 A. M. This night club or that rendezvous may be our Gol gotha, but old 2 A. M. is our curfew; it tolls the knell of parting with complete awareness of what goes on for us. ("2 A. M." Mc Hugh, they used to call us.) We carry on till the dawn's early light, but for what? Man, nobody knows! And one evening, at Chez Paree and be fore 2 A. M., we got to drawing diagrams on the back of an envelope. We had just heard Tom Gerun's orchestra's accordant notes, and we had watched with adequate esteem and complete approbation the semi-acrobatics and graceful steps of the chorus tagged the Ador- ables. We had heard Henry Dunn, efficient if not effervescent master of ceremonies, sing Manhattan Madness from Face the Music (Re member, John Barker, in overalls, sang it on a steel girdered skeleton of a sky-scraper set?) ; we had heard the bubbling young Martha Rae do a job that would put Cab Calloway to the blush with Kic\in the Gong Around, and we had heard the not too expansive Belle Baker (we wish she and Sophie Tucker would do a sister act some time) make the guests stop swizzling drinks with Atlas Is Itless, Forty second Street and I Cover the Waterfront. And we had watched the Castilian De Marcos, Antonio and Renee, in their tango and in a genteel American version of the rhumba. We were drawing some diagrams on the back of an envelope with a 5B Venus (so you can imagine what they looked like), and our small, blonde companion with the hyphen ated surname asked us what in the world were we drawing, Mac. We were drawing some curtains, and the curtains part-ted and there stood: Chicago as the night club hub of this recently gone N. R. A. nation. But what we were thinking about whilst drawing curtains with a 5B Venus on the back of an envelope was this: Some local night club entrepreneur (with a cordial nod to Mike Fritzel) ought to produce a revue, not necessarily elaborate nor pretentious, but original and ambitious. Some thing that would make the Gotham night havens wonder if maybe they weren't having delusions of grandeur. By original we do not mean tricky or unique. We mean original as to score, woids and music, and in a modi fied way, as to talent. Let us explain in this way: Where did Stormy Weather and Get Yourself a ~>{ew Broom get their start on the road that leads to every loud speaker in the land? In the Cotton Club Parade of 1933. That's where. And where did I've Got to Pass Tour House to Get to My House and a couple of other numbers that we must admit we've forgotten begin to grow? In the J\ew Paradise Revue. That's where. But when was a hit number that'd taken the country by storm in any kind of weather ever born in a Chicago night club? We are completely cog nizant of the several barriers that would pop up before any crystallization and culmination of this idea. For one thing, there's no local Tin Pan Alley; for another, the satellites of the stage and the floorshows are often prone to leave their native Eastern seaboard. That there are innumerable other drawbacks, we don't doubt; anyway, it isn't up to us to work them out, and it was just an idea that bounced up at us during a brief period of ingurgita- tion in the first place. Nor is this opprobri ous, for any time we'd ever think of having anybody supplant Veloz and Yolanda, Fowler and Tamara and a few other favorites of ours around Town we shall have some new cards engraved. They will read: "Patrick McHugh, paranoic." In the Summer Garden of The Drake, Fowler and Tamara, the su perbly graceful dancing team, have instituted an entirely new program — a veritable Spanish fiesta named "Grand Gala Espafiol." They present famous dances of old Spain, quite as they did them before ex-King Alphonso. They seem always to be pulling something new out of the music box. Their airplane number, done with large, long sparklers, created espe cially for General Balbo and his squadron, was delightful. Their Charlie Chaplin Hop is decidedly ingenious. In it they give their impression of the steps which the great come dian might try if he were on a sleek ballroom floor. Fowler wears all of the Chaplin ac coutrements from the perfectly disreputable derby to the thin bamboo cane. He created the number some time ago when he was en gaged in a Los Angeles night spot. Chaplin, one night, saw the dance and thought it was great; told Fowler, in fact, that it couldn't be improved upon, when the dancer asked the screen star for constructive suggestions. Nor is it unlikely that they find stimulation toward creation in the music of Clyde McCoy and his orchestra. T he Byfield-Bering team has set in operation a couple of new ideas. At College Inn, possibly just a bit to the amazement of Maitre Jules Braun, they are having boxing matches nightly. Two three round fights, three minutes to the round. And the ring crew can set up and break down the portable ring in short order. We saw Martie Chevkosky get the decision over John Plo- vanick and the winnah's brother, Artie, whip Henry Korecki. They were good, spirited fights, and the guests turned their chairs around and enjoyed them. The boys were welterweights and okayed by the A. A. U. At the Pabst Blue Ribbon Casino Thursday nights are what they used to be at the Inn. They're called Gala Nights, but they're still Theatrical Nights to us. They couldn't be anything else with Maestro Bernie and all the Lads of the band and Little Jackie Heller and Frank Prince. If we only had winter racing around here, then Bernie might forget about his trekking-away plans for Fall. (We wish the busier-than-a-Casino- waiter P. A., Charlie Riley, would trot over and sound out the Illi nois Turf Association about the idea.) In the cool, decorous Empire Room of the Palmer House, Veloz and Yolanda still amaze visiting out-of -towners and magnetize sated natives by their smooth, easy, flowing dancing. It is seldom that one finds an audience, such as the Empire Room's guests, so sincerely apprecative and responsive. Sally Sweet, a rakish brunette blues singer, is on the same program, and Charles Collins dances with all the grace, lightness and intricacies in the world. The Abbot dancers, fresh, elastic and beautifully costumed, seem really to enjoy their work, and Paul Cadieux of the orches tra, and at times assisted by the orchestra as a chorus, sings mightily. And Richard Cole, orchestra director and master of ceremonies, is as pleasing and perspicuous an announcer as we've ever heard. The fact that Veloz and Yolanda have danced before more than 125,000 people since their opening in the Empire Room in early May is indicative of their popularity. They have had so many requests for certain dances (they have more than sixty routines, each dif ferent, and in no (Continued on page 56) August, 1933 27 Stage-Hand Versus Theatre And Some Notes on Plays Which Survive Notwithstanding ONE warm night among the many warm nights of last month a group of drama critics gathered in the prematurely darkened lobby of the Illinois Theatre to hear an embittered company manager explain why Moonshine and Honeysuc\le closed up after one performance in Chicago. Briefly, it ap peared that the show carried but one set, ne cessitating at most two or three backstage help ers. Nevertheless, the Stage Hands' Union and the Musicians' Union had insisted that the production hire nine stage hands and five musicians at the rate of about $100 a week for each excess-baggage man. Most of the actors were not drawing over fifty a week. Moon* shine and Honeysuc\le could not afford this tender solicitation for its welfare. So it closed. That this particular play had been dubbed a lemon by those who had seen the initial and sole performance is not the point. The best have suffered from this parasitic growth on the body theatrical. Later that evening cer tain of the critics again foregathered, this time about a radio to hear Mr. Roosevelt expatiate on the New Deal. Somehow the situation at the Illinois Theatre, where thirty people had been summarily thrown out of employment, did not seem to jibe very well with the Presi dent's Industrial Code. It is common knowledge on the Rialto that the foisting of unnecessary labor on stage pro ductions has for years been throttling the very breath of life out of the theatre. No think ing person would deny the right of unions to demand reasonable wage scales, decent hours and good working conditions. And the public has long ago accepted the principle that unions may insist on exclusive employment of their members. But when a walking delegate is permitted to command that a play producer hire and pay at exorbitant rates four times as many employees as are necessary for the work at hand, then it is time that the theatres, the newspapers and the public rise up and squawk. Having unloaded this cargo of right eous indignation, let us proceed to consider the few shows which have opened in spite of the cooperation of their backstage colleagues. Competing with Dinner at Eight for the trade who are willing to pay more than a dollar for an evening's theatrical entertainment, Ta\e a Chance opened boister ously at the Erlanger. The program says it is a musical comedy. This is not true in the sense that The Cat and the Fiddle and Gay Divorce are musical comedies, coherent stories with ditties and dances interpolated. Ta\e a Chance is really a revue with its hair brushed. There is a wisp of plot, but just enough to serve as a thread on which to hang a series of specialties. The producer and co-author, Laurance Schwab, is a Harvard man. So, with laudable ambition to keep the name of his Alma Mater before the public, he makes his hero a former By William C. Boyden Hasty Pudding Club star who produces a play on Broadway. Vinton Freedley of Aarons and Freedley is such a man. His prototype here is portrayed by Jack Whiting in a man ner sufficiently suave, ingratiating and decorous to satisfy even a captious graduate's concep tion of what a Harvard man should look like on the stage. There are not many young men on the boards, certainly very few in the mu sical comedy field, who can sing, dance, act, wear clothes and demean themselves with pleasing deportment. Jack Whiting cannot dance like Fred Astaire, sing like Allan Jones, act like Alfred Lunt, dress like Harry Rich mond, nor charm like Maurice Chevalier. But he does all these things well enough to be most acceptable in a show of this kind. Per haps I have given Mr. Whiting more than his due. I suppose the Harvard angle led me into discussing him first. There are others of more importance by Broadway standards. There is Ethel Merman. The very an nouncement that she would desert New York, where, according to rumor, she is as popular as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, had the Town's curiosity piqued to the quick. Chicago could not feel really sophisticated until it had seen Miss Merman without the aid of a screen and heard her without the intervention of a radio. Now that she is in our midst the reason for her immense vogue is not entirely clear. She is undoubtedly a good torch singer with a powerful, unsubtle voice. Where others wail in mournful cadence, she shouts out the heart throbs with athletic vigor. It seemed to me that she would have been more effective if she did not work so hard at it. Of the sev eral songs allotted to her two are above the level of just songs; Smoothie, a catchy ditty about a girl who is smooth and a boy who is mean, sung by Miss Merman in collaboration with Chic Johnson of Olsen and Johnson; Eadic Was a Lady, a passionate paean to a prostitute, chanted with the vocal assistance of the whole chorus. This latter song, deriving its inspiration from Fran\ie and Johnny, failed to stir in me that unbounded enthusiasm mani fested by most of the theatrical wiseacres. Personally Ethel Merman suggests a whole some edition of Libby Holman, with more humor and less exoticism. Novelty is no factor in the appreciation of Olsen and Johnson. These two rowdy Nor dics have been in and about Chicago for years, specializing in rough, salty, Rabelaisian com edy. They want belly laughs, not quiet chuckles. They get what they want. In Ta\e a Chance the pinnacle of their clowning is reached in Daniel Boone's Defense, an up roarious burlesque in which Olsen appears as a trapper and Johnson as General Duquesne, both absurdly accoutred and gorgeously comic. Among the others are lovely and graceful Barbara Newberry, Jack Whiting's partner in dancing and love interest; Doris Groby, a plump and bouncing soubrette; Evangeline Raleigh, who has stirred hope eternal in many a loop-hound's heart; and, of course, the World's Most Beautiful Girls. If there is anything in the old bromide that practice makes perfect, any Chicago commentator on the theatre should be able to write a review of a domestic comedy which would make Hazlitt turn in his grave with envy. But the thought of perfec tion is terrifying, so I can do little more with the revival of S\idding at the Studebaker than to say that it is another domestic comedy, no better and no worse than the average naivete about life in the Hinterland. I was fortunate in attending the opening with two charming young ladies. The average age of my two sweethearts was ten and one-half years, and the eager enthusiasm in their shining eyes led me to believe that S\idding must be a pretty grand show. One of my daughters (the secret is out) asked me how I happened to have such good seats, and I attempted to explain that producers like to have critics enjoy the pro ceedings. Her eyes opened a little wider as she queried, "Do the critics ever complain about the plays?" Certainly I do not com plain about Skidding, nor about Loretta Poyn- ton, a most engaging young miss whose fresh youthfulness is infinitely more suitable to her present employment than it was to the murky business depicted in On the Ma\e. Paucity of plays gives a chance to mention briefly a few extra cur riculum activities, not strictly speaking of the theatre, but allied thereto. A book could be written on the numerous semi-theatrical offer ings at the Fair. Most of them are only worth a quarter to those who find stimulus in the observation of fourth rate nudes. Wings of a Century, on the contrary, is worth several times a quarter to anyone interested in a beau tifully staged pageant which under the glow ing splendor of orange searchlights and against a background of the Lake passes before our eyes the history of this country in terms of its modes of locomotion. Another show of quality is George Rector's Marionettes at the A & P Carnival, a puppet exhibit every bit as clever as the Piccoli, even if not so perfect in mechanical operation. And Mr. Rector's droll dolls have one feature of outstanding merit. They are as free as the air. Else where in this magazine will be a picture of a dance team who would have the critics cheer ing in the streets if they were appearing in a theatre. With apologies to our night-club col umn, I will step out of my field for a moment to mention Veloz and Yolanda, offering ball room dancing at the Palmer House the like of which has not been seen since Maurice and Walton hung up their pumps. When they glide over the floor of the Empire Room it is so quiet that you can hear a drink mixed. 28 The Chicagoan JANE WYATT SOCIETY'S LOSS WAS THE STAGE'S GAIN WHEN THIS DELECTABLE YOUNG ACTRESS DECIDED THAT MENTION IN "VARIETY" WAS MORE DESIRABLE FOR HER THAN A PICTURE IN "TOWN AND COUNTRY." LAST SEASON IN NEW YORK SHE ACHIEVED PERSONAL ACCLAIM IN A SERIES OF MEDIOCRE PLAYS AND IS NOW SAFELY AND HAPPILY ENSCONCED IN "DINNER AT EIGHT." AMONG THE COMPANY OF SEASONED AND COMPETENT ACTORS SHE MORE THAN HOLDS HER OWN, BRINGING THE TOUCH OF FRESHNESS AND YOUTH TO A GROUP OF CHARACTERS FOR THE MOST PART CYNICAL AND DISILLUSIONED PAUL STONE-RAYMOR, LTD. The Gem of the Ocean Bermuda Distilled and Otherwise By Lucia Lewis OFF TO THE PEACEFUL ISLES ON "THE QUEEN OF BERMUDA" POOR old harassed mother country — she must at times get fretfully out of patience with her huge family and her strapping and cockily independent dominions. But her gay darling in the south Atlantic must always give her pleasure. If Bermuda isn't the apple of her eye she ought to be. The charming islands have inherited the old lady's nicest characteristics, combining them uniquely with semi-tropic delights to become altogether matchless. The wise American, to whom Bermuda is just a gull's flight, will cer tainly make it the apple of his traveling eye. Early fall will find him on the Siueen or the Monarch of Bermuda watching the flying fish and the rainbow spray dashing from the ship's bows by day, the gentle rolling waves a shimmering phosphorence by night. Almost before he knows it he will see the creamy white walls of Hamilton above the brilliant blue of the bay. Half the population will cluster at the docks to wave a cheerful but British-ly dignified greeting. Soft-voiced negroes with a pleasant English accent drift about, linen suits and sun hel mets, tanned faces and blonde hair bleached white by the sun, mark the English residents; a long row of fringe-topped carriages, another row of bicycles; a pleasant murmur of voices, the happy shouts of a fishing crew landing a giant turtle; and nowhere the rattle of cars or a whiff of carbon monoxide. At once the traveler's worries roll off his back, he draws a lungful of balmy, salty air, and Bermuda is his love at first sight. OHE proves herself wor thy of his love. Cloudless day follows cloud less day. A purifying shower, like the "liquid sunshine" of Hawaii, washes down any dust each day and leaves diamond drops sparkling in the sun on a million flowers and leaves. The leisurely routine of residents and visitors alike embraces outdoor pleasantness every day — riding along the tree shaded bridle paths high above the miraculous blue of the ocean, sailing over that blue, and deep sea fishing for the delicacies that make every meal in every hotel an Occasion, golf on the sporty courses with every tee and green showing a new flash of tumbling sea, burning hibiscus or expanse of oleander, cycling down the quiet flower draped roads, picnicking in coral grottoes, sun ning on pink sand beaches and breasting the exhilarating surf. It all sounds immensely active but there is no strain of activity about it. Life rolls along, always leisurely. The too-busy and nervous visitor is swept up immediately into a great soothing calm and quiet. Golf courses and beaches are so numerous that none is ever crowded except, perhaps, on the traditional Bank Holiday (not our kind) when everyone, even to dignified old ladies in Victorian bloom ers and skirts, descends upon the beaches for a bit of a swim. If sport seems too active one can always cycle or stroll about the fascinating roads, ex ploring old churches, past the spic and span white cottages of the negroes and the white coral stone mansions of the English Bermu- dans, browsing about Tom Moore's house, the crystal caves, and down to the Under Sea Gardens in glass-bottomed boats. The nights are treach erously romantic. The air is flower scented and the Royal palms rustle in the breezes. Nearly all the hotels have outdoor terraces and ballrooms overlooking the ocean or the bay where orchestras weave spells above the bub ble of champagne and the translucence of sau- terne. After the ball is over there is frequently a dash to the bicycles, and evening dresses fly in the wind as their wearers whirl over hills and valleys to a midnight picnic on the beach or a swim in the lagoon with phosphorence gleaming about every swimmer like magic. Bermuda hotels are varied enough to offer every visitor the atmosphere and accommoda tions to suit his taste. Very swank and lux urious are the new Castle Harbor and the greatly expanded Belmont Manor high above an inlet on the bay side. Below the Belmont Manor is the smaller Inverurie with its dance terrace hanging right over the water. On the ocean side the Echo Beach inn is a favorite with people who like {Continued on page 52) THE SANDS ARE PINK AND GLISTENING, THE SURF POUNDS WARM AND EXHILARATING, SO THIS WINTER MAKE IT "BERMUDA AHOY!" IT'S FUN TO TRAVEL BACK AND TROT IN CARRIAGES AGAIN OR WHISK GAILY ALONG BY BICYCLE ON BERMUDA'S LOVELY ROADS PHOTOGRAPHS FROM FURNESS-BERMUDA LINE 30 The Chicagoan A Lake Shore Drive Apartment Beauty Among the Skyscrapers By Kathryn E. Ritchie THE old Chicago on the near north side lived in houses which stood in solemn and unbroken rows with little elbow room between; they were tall and lean and narrow. They had a cer tain similarity of architecture — bay windows, long casements, high front stoops reached by a flight of steps with wrought iron banisters. Some of the more pretentious dwellings boasted of infinitesimal grass-plots where a few brave crocuses or a thin row of tulips man aged to struggle up in the spring. The quiet streets had a well- groomed, close-clipped look. Then the city began creeping up, reaching out for room, until at last it succeeded in thrusting its commercial nose in among its fine old residences, causing their inhabitants to look askance at the en croaching atmosphere of trade and seek the new exclusiveness of tall apartment buildings along the lake front. Here today within these rows of grey stone walls, which line Lake Shore Drive and present an uncommunicative yet imposing front to the world, are found many of the most beautiful and interesting homes of present-day Chicago. Distinctive among them is the re cently completed apartment of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Griffiths at "1500," for which T. Barrett Smith, A. I. I. D., was the decorator. Mr. Griffiths has long been identified with the building industry of Chicago. Entrance to the apartment is through a hall whose walls are covered with mirrors. These are beautifully ornamented with an tique gold engraving, which also appears on the silver leaf doors, and carries out the arrow and drapery motif of the exquisitely wrought brushed iron and bronze stair rail. A silver leaf pedestal and urn at the foot of the stairs add a note of grace, while a red vel vet hand-rail and rope on the staircase and a meridienne covered in ombre striped satin ranging from peach to red introduce vivid notes of color. A library, living-room and dining-room are on the first floor, the library being an un usually interesting example of Chinese Chip pendale decoration. The walls are covered with lacquer red highly ornamented panels, set off by gold leaf mouldings. Gold leaf is ENTRANCE TO THE WAY OF THIS HALL APARTMENT IS BY DONE IN MIRRORS IVORY FURNITURE, SATIN BEDSPREADS, WALL HANGINGS AND WINDOW DRAPES DISTINGUISH THIS DELIGHTFUL GUEST ROOM A CERTAIN EXUBERANCE OF SPIRIT CHARACTERIZES THE BED ROOM WITH ITS MINGLING OF DELICATE COLORS AND FABRICS also used for the ceiling. Niches on either side of the fireplace, and the book shelves occupying two sides of the room, are painted a dull greenish blue on the inside, which is also the color of the window draperies. A plum colored chair, a black and gold desk, a bluish green and gold coffee table, and a small sofa in dull gold velvet carry out the general scheme. In the dining-room, the atmosphere changes to that of an old Italian palace. It shows a marked Empire influence in its furnishings, the table being an adaptation of one in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Antique silver leaf walls, engraved mirrors, a ceiling deco rated in grisaille in tones of ivory, and a mar ble floor give the room a background of richness. It is lighted by niches, one in each corner of the room. These have shining gold leaf backgrounds against which metal and glass trees are silhouetted. White damask window hangings and chair coverings, together with pale yellow velvet coverings on four arm chairs carry out the color scheme of gold and ivory. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, a small bar, and a recreation room equipped with card tables, radio, and a moving-picture screen concealed behind panels in the wall. Mr. Griffith's bedroom is a faithful reproduction of one in the Strozzi palace. It is rich and colorful in effect, having tan colored walls, rich oak woodwork and furniture, red brocatelle window draperies, a red velvet bedspread and wall hanging, and leather doors ornamented with nail heads. A sapphire blue brocatelle chair introduces a note of color contrast. A mingling of delicate pastel shades, handsome embroideries and elaborate detail characterize Mrs. Griffith's charming French bed room. The blue satin-covered bed stands on a little dais against a blue satin background with a carved and gilded canopy above it from which hang draperies of richly embroidered yellow faille. The walls of the room are an extremely delicate chartreuse shade, orna mented with gold leaf mouldings, and the windows are hung with shadow curtains of peach colored taffeta and overcurtains of pale yellow faille hand-embroidered with flowers in shades of blue, peach, cream, green and orchid. These same delicate colors are repeated in the chair coverings and the handsome (Continued on page 59) August, 1933 31 A LOUD-SPEAKER CAN LOOK AT A SKY-RIDE '• :• ¦ BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE A & P CARNIVAL ART: THE HALL OF SCIENCE COURTYARD A LANDMARK AT THE DAYS OF '49, SOUTH END OF THE GROUNDS A CENTURY WITHOUT PROGRESS FOR THE RED MAN IN AMERICA STAGE-COACH AND FIXTURES: IN THE DAYS OF '49 CONCESSION! "How The Fair in By Milti Photographs h /IUGUST is the graveyard of World's L\ Fairs. Attentance during the first twc •*• ¦*¦ months of a great exposition means lit' tie or nothing — generally nothing. Fairs thai have packed 'em in during June and July haV wound up failures; Fairs that have run fd sixty days so empty that the visitors rattled have been magnificent moral and monetary successes. This seeming paradox is an old, old story to the theatrical people, who know better than to make any deductions from the "house" tfr first night, or the first week. The one agent of publicity that outstrips the newspapers an<i the radio with their bought ballyhoo is "word of -mouth; it is the one agency that your aver age man relies on in the last instance. Th« fate of every show — whether it's an edition of the Follies, a World's Fair, or a National Recovery Act — hangs sickeningly by a single thread — the answer to the question that men ask each other on the street and women holler over the banisters: ''How was it?" Now a World's Fair cannot spread the pop ulation of a single city over five long months without being, as the farmer said of Calvin Coolidge, dretful thin in spots. The world must beat a path to its gates or it perish. The attendance at the 1933 World's Fair (of A Century of Progress International Exposi' tion, if you want to frighten little children) was composed during June and July and the first part of August primarily of people liv ing in Chicago, secondarily of people living around Chicago and tertiarily (by golly) of a sprinkling of people from the far states and from foreign countries, including the Sc — ian About the middle of the third month the local and surrounding-territory attendance at J major exposition is pretty nearly played out The Fair will then be made or broken by the reaction of that sprinkling of early visitors from Punxsatawney, Pa., Salmon, Idaho, and Bunkie, La. What this sprinkling of people tell their fellow bucolics — how they answer the reiterant question, "How was it?" — is all that need worry the administration of A Cen tury of Progress from this time on. This reaction cannot be determined from those generally reliable barometers of national opinion, the country papers, because in the case of a World's Fair, to which passes are generously ladled out to the press, the country editors, like the city editors, are likely to be bitten by the temptation to see no evil, and are likely to succumb, being, as they will admit on any witness stand, only human. In addition, a Fair differs from death and taxes in that it is something that does not happen every day, and the breed of editors, both rural and urban, is modestly disinclined to sneer or snigger at so rare, so awesome an event. No, the truth must be sought, if it must be sought, among the people themselves, talking plainly and freely on their front porches. Vas It?" he Hinterland S . Mayer \. George Miller I he last melting days of July found me on my favorite front porch in my favorite town in Alabama. (Like so many other members of the haut monde, I generally summer in the South.) It was late evening — it jes rose dahk, as the black man says. The ceiling fan was whirring softly, serving the triple purpose of scattering the mosquitoes that filter through the screens, keeping the native members and company cool, and giving Yankees their deaths of cold. Odors of Aphelandra and mint and some late honey suckle were stirring through the duller and omnipresent odors of mulberry and oak and crepe myrtle. It was a semi-family group on the porch. Some had been to the Fair, most of them had not. I wanted the talk to veer around, without my shoving it, to the Fair, but the subject clung to what used to be called "politics" — it is now called "Roosevelt." Opinions on the industrial code were being thrown languorously into the hopper. There were those who were sold on it and those who were not. So it went on, with no prospect of getting anywhere, in keeping with the tra ditions of the Deep South, when, of a sudden, a gentleman of years and intelligence broke in with: "My big worry isn't Roosevelt; it's whether I should go to this confounded World's Fair or keep away from it." My heart leaped up as if, to coin a phrase, I had beheld a rainbow in the sky. Someone asked the perplexed gentleman why he could not make up his mind about so simple a matter as going to the Fair. "Because," he said, "I haven't heard any thing about it that makes me want to go." I sat bolt upright, or bolt almost upright. This was what I had feared. Since the blue print days of '30 and '31 I had wondered if the administration of the Fair was keeping in mind the all-important word-of -mouth. Someone asked him what did he mean he hadn't heard anything about it that made him want to go. (This is no fabrication by a great mind with a lot a white paper to fill, gentle-to-southwest- erly readers; this all transpired just as I am recounting it, so help me.— Author's Note. ) "Well, here's what I mean," said the gen tleman. "I went to the Columbian Exposi tion as a kid, with my folks. We lived in Tilden then." (Tilden is a metropolis in Ala bama.— Author's note again.; "When we got back home — we went in June — everyone in town asked us, 'How was it?' All the kids asked me and my sister, and all the grown folks asked my parents. "We told them about the Court of Honor, and about the Manufacturers Building— the biggest building in the world. And we told them about the Ferris wheel and the Midway and the searchlights. They scarcely believed us. They couldn't imagine what a Ferris wheel was like, and (Continued on page 50) THE CHRYSLER BUILDING'S COOL COURTYARD THE TRANSPORTATION DOME BEYOND ' :¦ . "¦¦:¦ ¦ " ¦:-'/ :'H THE MOST NOTABLE PIECE OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE WORLD'S FAIR: THE CHRYSLER BUILDING THE MIDWAY— HOME OF FAN DANCES— IS ALWAYS CROWDED SUNLIGHT IN THE ORIENTAL VILLAGE ON THE MIDWAY HALL OF RELIGION; FROM FIRESTONE BUILDING MODERN FURNITURE HAS COME IN RESPONSE TO A NEW POINT OF VIEW WHICH DEMANDS A STRIP PING DOWN TO FUNDAMENTALS. IT EXPRESSES NEW IDEALS OF BEAUTy IN ITS STRAIGHTFORWARD PRESEN TATION OF LINE AND MATERIALS. THIS SUN-ROOM IS IN THE ROSTONE HOUSE AT A CENTURY OF PROG RESS. DECORATION BY THE TOBEy FURNITURE COMPANY. FURNITURE BY THE HOWELL COMPANY Why Is A Chair? History Shapes Our Furniture By Kathryn E. Ritchie IF Queen Elizabeth, attired in several layers of petticoats, a stiff undergown and a billowing hoop skirt, had been able to squeeze herself in between the two arms of an ordinary chair of her day, we should never have had the "Farthingale Chair." But it couldn't be done — the arms of the chair had to go in order to accommodate the ridiculous skirts — and Queen Bess sat herself like a bird of Par adise on a straight-backed armless kind of perch, known as the "Farthingale Chair." King Tut would have found it equally im possible to accommodate himself to the proportions of an Adam settee, and the knights in armor of history and fable would have viewed with dismay the graceful little Sheraton chairs of the eighteenth, century. There are -reasons for chairs. Chairs have-not always been as plentiful as they are today. In early timesi it was the privilege of the master of the house alone to occupy a chair. It was a hard, stiff-backed throne-like affair, resem bling in some instances a choir stall, and was purposely high-seated so that its occupant could rest his feet either on a foot-stool or on the stretcher of the table, and thus keep them off the floor, which was strewn with reeds and rushes, was excessively damp, and was filled with scraps of food thrown to the dogs. The wing chair, so popular today, came into being as a 'result of the need for protection from draughts which blew through the great halls used as living-rooms in early Tudor houses. Screens and high-backed settees served this same purpose of protection. The exquisitely designed furniture of the Adam brothers, Hepple- white, and Sheraton during England's Golden Age were a reflection of the whole spirit of the eighteenth century, when social life was highly developed, money was spent easily, hospitality was freely dispensed, and people prided themselves on their taste. Tea and coffee drinking, card playing and gaming of all sorts called for numer ous little tables and chairs. Life demanded a degree of elegance and comfort which the furniture of the day supplied. Architecture, too, has had its influence on chairs. Gothic tracery was often repeated in the carving of early furniture; in Spain the fondness for spindles seen in the grilles of the doors and gates of that country found its way into chairs; low ceilings brought low furniture. And so it has gone on down through the centuries. We who seat ourselves so casually in chairs seldom realize that the particular form they have taken is the result either of the costumes, social customs architecture or foreign influences of the period, and that chairs are an accurate commentary on the personality of the era which has pro duced them. We have only to look at the Victorian furniture of the nineteenth century in America with its fusiness, over-ornamentation and prim dignity, to see reflected there the whole spirit of the social life and philosophy of those over-conventionalized days. And now Modernism — marching boldly into the world of furniture and decoration, flying a new flag, the product of a new age which has picked itself up out of the ruins left by the late war, and has set about establishing for itself new standards of beauty, culture, achievement, morals. Modern furniture has come in response to this new point of view which demands a stripping down to fundamentals. It expresses the new ideals of beauty in its straightforward presentation of line and materials. Of the latter, steel is one of those, hitherto unused, whose strength and resiliency is being employed to impart to furniture something of the character of the age which has produced the automobile, the air plane, and the radio. The metallic lustre of chromium and brass, the cloudy gleam of cadmium used as a covering for the steel, supply a decorative note to modern interiors which is in keeping with the brilliance of the age. We of today are embarked on a great crusade of leisure. Gone are the ornate things, the florid embellishments of the Victorian era which meant enslavement to house-work and dusting and cleaning. Jn their place have come labor-saving devices, electrical inventions automatically operated machines, and, following the lead of archi tecture, modern furniture, which so admirably combines a new form of beauty with utility and expresses the vigorous spirit of our fast- moving virile age which fears neither to brush the clouds with its wings nor to dive under the earth and the sea for its transportation. 38 The Chicagoa Pacific Enchantments Poesy on the High Seas B v Lucia Lewis BUDDHAS IN ORIENTAL SPLEN DOR ON THE TEMPLES OF SIAM HAWAII, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, New Guinea, Bali, Java, Malaya, Siam, China, Japan — the names actually sing with promise. Do you re member the way Conrad's Mario w approached the Orient, in an open boat after a shipwreck, tired and thirsty and hungry, but triumphant and bewitched? "And this is how I see the East. I have seen its secret places and have looked into its very soul; but now I see it always from a small boat, a high outline of mountains, blue and afar in the morning; like faint mist at noon; a jagged wall of purple at sunset. I have the feel of the oar in my hand, the vision of a scorching blue sea in my eyes. And I see a bay, a wide bay, smooth as glass and polished like ice, shimmering in the dark. A red light burns far upon the gloom of the land, and the night is soft and warm. We drag at the oars with aching arms, and sud denly a puff of wind, a puff faint and tepid and laden with strange odours of blossoms, of aromatic wood, comes out of the still night — the first sigh of the East on my face. That I can never forget. It was impalpable and en slaving, like a charm, like a whispered promise of mysterious delight." JTew of us can, or would (much as we admire Marlow), approach the East in this fashion but nearing it on the gleaming decks of the sleek new Lurline we experience the same enslaving charm, the same whispered promise of mysterious delight. For the East has not changed so violently as the west. The Orient, the South Seas are still substantially the Orient and South Seas of Stevenson, Conrad, Gaugin. Right after Christmas when our spirits and thermometer reach their nadir the Lurline sails out the Golden Gate, Orient-bound. She pauses at Hawaii on the way out and on the way back. Immediately one is captured by the charm of the Islands, the lush growth of trees and flowers, the climate which a Cali- fornian (mind you) characterized recently as "the kind California likes to think it has," and the music and unaffected joy of the place. It is still the Waikiki of Rupert Brooke: Warm perfumes like a breath from vine and tree Drift down the darkness. Plangent, hidden from eyes Somewhere an eu\aleli thrills and cries And stabs with pain the night's brown sav agery. And dark scents whisper; and dim waves creep to me, Gleam like a woman's hair, stretch out, and rise; And new stars burn into the ancient skies, Over the murmurous soft Hawaiian sea. Brooke caught the poetry and eternal beauty of the place. A mere travel writer might mention the swim- ALONG FANTASTIC MARKET STREET IN HONGKONG— LIKE A STRANGE DREAM OR PAGE OUT OF A FAIRY TALE ming, the water sports, the gay parties at the Royal Hawaiian and Moana, the juice-drip ping pineapples and tree-ripe bananas like nothing one ever tastes in the States, the native feasts and hula dancers, the unique quality of real Hawaiian music not Americanized like that we hear at home, and, by all means, okolehou. Bemused by this native drink and wreathed in fragrant leis many a traveler vows to return and settle down forever, and what's more, many do return, for the impressions of beauty last long after the drink wears off. From Hawaii the ship swoops down across the Equator to Pago-Pago, the novelist's de light, and to Suva in the Fiji Isles. Samoa's happy people dance and sing their proud old epics of an old, old race and at last you meet the Fiji Islanders, who are surprisingly pleas ant and mild looking in their gay clothing, consisting largely of wreaths of exotic flowers. From the bustling British-ness of Auckland there are trips into the fantastic interior of New Zealand with mountains, and waterfalls, and geysers, glaciers and tremendous forests amazing as a strange dream. There is fan tastic contrast too between the splendor of Sydney and the weird geologic developments, the freak animals of Australia, and again the modernity of life on ranch and town on this oldest of continents. People who like to col lect "firsts" and be (Continued on page 53) BALI, THE ISLAND OF UNSPOILED BEAUTY AND OF BEAUTIES— POETS SING OF THE GIRLS OF BALI PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MATSON LINE August, 1933 39 A GLAMOROUS EVENING CONFECTION OF YELLOW LACE IN A RICH ALL-OVER PATTERN IS WORN WITH ONE OF THE SMART NEW TRANSPARENT EVENING HATS AND STIFF LITTLE VEIL, MARTHA WEATHERED PHOTOGRAPHED AT MRS. FORD CARTER^ FASHION SHOW IN THE PABST BLUE RIBBON CASINO THE LEADING FALL TREND EXEMPLIFIED IN A PURPLE TAFFETA GOWN BY SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE. NOTE THE SMOOTH HIP LINE, THE FLARE OF SHIRRED TIERS, AND THE GRACEFUL NECK AND SLEEVES 40 The Chicagoan Feminine Fashions With an Eye Toward Fall By Faye Thompson Ford Carter THE thrill of a new season to me is always like some stimulant of high power. All of the appearances of life— the life and the appearance of women — changes in my vision with kaleido scopic rapidity. And, gradually, the new silhouette, the new ar rangement of colors, the new trend of design take shape and reach perfection as my own picture of the near future. It is impossible for me to sanction as perfection all of the new models that pass before my gaze, just as, later on, it will be impossible for any woman of taste to accept everything that any creator happens to label "style." On my shoulders, then, rests what I consider a grave responsibility — to select so carefully that the criticisms of my taste will be reduced to a minimum. I cannot trust entirely to feel ing, for there are all types of women and all sorts of conditions to be considered. It is a hectic week or two then while literally thousands of new models glide before my eager eyes. To pick the winners — that is my job, which sometimes, I must admit, I take a bit too seri ously. Instinctively, fashion is a woman's field, and the brighter and happier my outlook is, I find, the more successful is my choice. JT0R the coming fall season, the two elements that lead in women's dress are color and fabric. The qualities of the weaves in materials are something to draw wonder and admiration from any beholder. Those who create fabrics have outdone them selves in originality and fineness. Every new piece has a new and different feeling and the whole ultimate effect of any costume relies on the excellence of the material from which it is made. This is not always too obvious, but often in its very subtlety lies its charm. Woolens are rough and very soft. Loose weaves with enough body to make them practical have reached a high degree of perfection. All silks and satins have rough or pebbly surfaces. They are heavy and very lustrous. Bengaline of heavy texture is one of the newer sensations. It works up into plain tailored dresses in the most dramatic way. A great many of the new velvets are ribbed or rough in appearance. In fact, there is no material which has not some intricacy of surface for its own characteristic. The way in which these newer fabrics give lustre and value to color is vastly interesting. The plain old reds and greens take on a new life and seem to present a tone that is entirely new. Which reminds me that red and green are leading colors for fall — not the old and familiar shades, but greens that are called resede and olive — reds that take on nasturtium shades, with a good deal of yellow in the makeup of their tones. All of the fuschia tones from red to purple figure largely in the picture. Gray-purple slate-like tones promise to be a high fashion for sports and street wear, and in the satins for evening. we are back to black, that most satisfactory and becoming of all colors for women. But this season it is combined so many times with the nasturtium tones of red. There is, for instance, a heavy black crepe dress, magnificently tailored, the only color relief being a scarf of red with diagonal black and silver stripes for its edging. This is tied closely up under the chin, giving a very chic look. Then, there is a black wool suit — one of those new charac teristic weaves of wool, a three-quarter coat and, under it, a bright red wool sweater blouse, giving just a hint of the glowing color where the coat opens. For evening, in this same combination of colors, there is a heavy black crepe evening dress with a dust ruffle of red under the wide flounce, the dust ruffle showing only about three-quarters of an inch along the floor. It is daring, but not nearly as outrageous and startling as you might imagine. There are red gloves for black suits, in fabric, in satin and in crepe, dyed to match the touches of red on the costumes. But this is only an indication showing that gloves will go on with their matching propensities and will be done in many and various sorts of fabrics, always harmonizing in one way or another with the costume in question. Shoulders perk up into points, giving a faun like appearance. This effect is gained by means of applied epaulets. If they do not go to this extreme, as often they do not, then there are square cuttings and piecings from yoke to shoulder to sleeve, keeping the broadened shoulder line with subtlety and not too much exag geration. The extreme, bunchy or bulky square shoulder is definitely on the way out. Necklines are high under the chin — low, very low, at back for evening. But always they keep that snug tight look at front which women have come to appreciate, even to love. Skirts keep that fitted, form following look as far as the knees and from that point they flare, in pleats for daytime wear, and in ruffled or circular flounces for evening. The waistlines are, if anything, a trifle lower than they were — more nearly normal, I might say. Day time skirt lengths are about eleven inches from the floor — depending, as always, upon the general height of the figure with which they are composed. Evening skirts continue to sweep the floor with all of their flattering lines duly draped and artistically arranged. THE NEW SHEATH LINE WITH TRAIN-LIKE FULNESS BELOW THE KNEES IS EMPHASIZED IN A STUNNING EVENING FROCK OF BLUE CIRE WHICH PROMISES TO BE ONE OF FALL'S FAVORITE FABRICS. POWELL August, 1933 41 Suiting Yourself For Autumn Days It will not be long now before the young men (those who are eligible) of the colleges and universities who have been pulling plump matrons in jinrikshas and pushing obese Rotarians in wheel-chairs about the Fair Grounds will be back on the practice field kickin' the ball around. That will mean that Fall is just around the corner. And that means new suitings. The figure to the left in the above illustration wears a semi- draped jacket with peaked lapels of a sturdy material called an Argyle plaid. The tartan is more or less invisible, more a part of the weave than a pattern — that is, it is not obvious as the Glen Urquhart is. The waistcoat matches, and the odd trousers are of a black and white shepherd's check wool — a less formal variation of the striped worsteds. The costume is for semi-formal day wear. The center figure wears a single-breasted, draped suit of a new material — a leather finished flannel, of solid color. The material is two ounces heavier than the summer flannels and has a harder surface. Note, too, the change pocket and the lack of pocket flaps — on the pockets of all three jackets, for that matter. The shirt on this figure is a colored, checked madras with white pique collar and cuffs. The round collar has finished pin holes through which a certain type of pin, designed for the collar (or perhaps vice versa) is placed. The tie is of a new material, a tweed effect made of fine silk that gives a nubby appearance. The figure on the right wears a double-breasted, draped model the most important note of which is the buttons covered with the same material. Variant materials in the last two suits might be an Argyle plaid or pin striped with shades of gray predominating. Back to Cinema A People Rediscovers Amusement By William R. Weaver IF YOU are one of those burnt children who, noting the return of king to counting house and slave to galley, wag a sage head and "hope it will last," go to the cinema and be assured. Behold, toward six of an afternoon, the merry peasant girls awaiting their swains beneath the porte-cochere. Witness, around eight, the arrival of tJ»e carriaged aristocrats. Barter a part of that dollar for a ticket, of which it buys as many as it ever did and no more, and enter the auditorium. See the show, but first see the people. Study their faces. Note their dress. Weigh their responsiveness. Cut-back men tally to 1921, dawn of the plush-and-gold cycle, and differentiate, if you can, between the picturegoers of then and now. Reflect upon the box office queues of '29 and then, ever so briefly, recall the vacant chairs of '32. You will not doubt that "it will last." •Man invented the cinema at the turn of the century. He discov ered it, made it his favorite entertainment, as the teens slipped into history. The twenties composed the golden age of the motion picture. The thirties, until now, have been no bargain for the man behind the box office. A pre-depressed audience resists, resents entertainment, even when sought and paid for. Laughter languishes in lean com pany. Drama dies on the lap of loneliness. An uncrowded cinema, or playhouse, is a mausoleum. I do not believe all that I read in the newspapers. Neither, I hope, do you. But I do believe what I see in the cinema. Here man, not to say woman and child, are what they are, relax by habit and react unconditionally. Here, in ballots of applause, Roosevelt was elected months before November 8. Here in the salvos of silence, the London Conference died aborning. With the newsreeling of the President's radio address of March 6 the New Deal was guaranteed beyond sane doubt and contingent prosperity became a mere matter of how soon. As your reporter on the cinema beat, I hold it my duty to submit these facts. Now, as to the pictures of the month— Constance Bennett's current contribution to the sin total of cinema culture is a gaudy little item named Bed of Roses. It depicts the rise and fall, or fall and rise, depending upon your point of view, of a young woman to whom middle aged men of means are made to appear unable to say no. The story pattern is identical with that of Barbara Stanwyck's contemporary production yclept Baby Face, but the latter named actress is an actress. I doubt that either picture is likely to reduce the percentage of spoilage to be written off against the budding crop of poor woiking goils, but Baby Face does add to the adult entertainment of the summer. Miss Stanwyck's picture is the one, if either is, to see. Sex, the major freight of ten out of eleven pictures concerned in this report, is somewhat differently and a good deal more subtly vended in Mariene Dietrich's The Song of Songs. A continental flavor plus the suave performance of Brian Aherne, who frequently embarrasses the star by his superior acting, softens the edge of the ambiguous nudity and unambiguous seduction which compose the play's principal ingredients. The production is distorted a bit toward the end to allow for one of Miss Dietrich's throaty and moderately salacious songs. The Dietrich legs are also shown. The eleventh picture, which may as well be described here in the interests of variety, is The Mayor of Hell, a mainly masculine affair in which James Cagney reforms a boys' reformatory and a gang ster, who is himself. Several remarkable boy actors guarantee their cinema careers by their acting. Mr. Cagney is oke, as he would put it, and possibly the "lesson," which is the obvious reason for manu facture of the film, will do a lot of good. OEX rears its ugly head on the Iowa prairies in The Stranger's Return but is triumphantly slapped down by the sturdy agriculturists. Lionel Barrymore, caricatured by Cornelius Sampson herewith, distinguishes an otherwise commonplace produc tion, his rural patriarch ranking high in his lofty list of brilliant char- LIONEL BARRYMORE IN "THE STRANGER'S RETURN" acterizations. The picture, associated with State Fair in billing and mention, may be very good for all I know. A boyhood squandered on those Iowa acres has left me cold to this whole back-to-the-soil idea. You could guess what Hold Tour Man would be like when noti fied that Jean Harlow and Clark Gable are in it, but you would be wrong. The wrestling is a relatively minor factor. A major portion of the action transpires within correctional institutions and by the time it's all over both parties have demonstrated full possession of all the common and uncommon virtues. I'm getting a little tired of these penal pictures. Nor do I think it a particularly hot idea, the kidnapping and related rackets thriving as they are, to dwell unceas ingly upon the official incompetence of jailor and the innate virtue of jailee. It's a little too bad that chain-gang thing happened. Helen Twelvetrees' bow to the convenient conventionalities of the summer is plainly labelled Disgraced. Miss Twelvetrees is the shop girl described. The man gets shot by the girl's father and the picture ends with the latter delivering an unwritten law address to a jury composed of the audience. It's quite a while since this has been done and I can see no sound reason for doing it again. That you can't beat the ponies, a fact staunchly denied by a majority of our best people, is forcefully and amusingly demonstrated by Lewis Ayres in Don't Bet on Love. Better see this before you mortgage the estate to buy mutuel tickets. Ann Harding and William Powell are extremely talkative but also entertaining in Double Harness, a study in deliberate sophistication. Ann Carver's Profession, which is not the oldest one but, surprisingly enough, Law, gives Fay Wray, long on the fringe of important picture casts, a legitimate claim to stellar rank. The J^arrow Corner is tropical island stuff, a little too strong for Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. August, 1933 43 BEAUTIFUL MINK IS IN HIGH FAVOR. STRAIGHT AND LUXURIOUS WITH CHIC COLLAR. L. FRIEDMAN LANVIN'S "RABBIT'S EAR" MODEL IN GRAY RUSSIAN KIDSKIN. LESCHIN SILVER FOX MAKES THE SMART "CHEST" COLLAR ON SILKY CAR ACUL. JACQUES Fur Fancies A Glance Towards Winter By The Chicagoenne THE good old summertime — specifically August — has always been the best of fur times because furriers aren't so busy and fur prices hit their low. But this year it's more so than ever considering the NRA and all the other forces of inflation. Prices this month are grand, for the purchaser. What they will be later no one knows but a safe bet is that they will be considerably higher. So it's hey nonny nonny and off to a glance towards winter even though we swelter at the very thought. With prices of fine furs so miraculous the furriers are not wasting much time on tricky cheap furs. Minks, caraculs, Persian lamb, and seal are favorites, with trimmings very elegant in silver fox or sable- Last year's bunchy effects are no more, just as they have disappeared from other fashions. Many coats hang straight from the shoulder THIS SWAGGER GRAY KIDSKIN, DESIGNED BY ELLIOTT HAS INTERESTING SLEEVES, COLLAR AND SERVICE CAPE The Chicagoan SUMPTUOUS WHITE ERMINE IS STILL CREME DE LA CREME FOR EVENING WRAPS. MARTIN TAUSZ sort of Mainbocher fashion, the shoulders loose but no queer epaulets or puffs. The puff does come in frequently at the elbow, suavely curving out and in again to a fitted wrist, helping to enhance the curved effect above the waist which we're going in for this winter. Most coats, except the swagger sports effects, are fitted smoothly at the waist and hang straight to full or swagger length— no funny flares or temperamental seamings to disturb the rich beauty of fine pelts. Collars, in line with the new line for fall, are high and full about the neck and chest, giving the desired widish look which we have found is so flattering to hips but not the excessive bulk of last year. In short, the coats are rich, elegant and beautiful with few trick ef fects so that they will be a lasting investment and not just a "this season only" affair. Some of the newest are photographed for this page and you can see for yourself that 1933 furs are what they should be — smart and distinguished but not faddish and the beauty of the skins and workmanship is the outstanding thing. Very grand clothes are to bring back the grande dame this fall, we are told, and the basis of elegance is always fine furs. So all looks well on the fur frontier and the wise will hie themselves over there now. PHOTOGRAPH BY MAURICE SEYMOUR 1H ¦ A SPORTS COSTUME IN GRAY KID. SWAGGER COAT AND PERKY OVER SEAS CAP. LOUIS BERMAN SMART SHOULDER AND SLEEVES ON PERSIAN LAMB. RAMSPERGER AND LARSON A VERSATILE CAPE COLLAR ON BLACK CARACUL. MADAME MAR- CHAND A FLATTERING COLLAR AND SLIM SLEEVES DISTINGUISH A BLACK CARACUL. JOHN T. SHAYNE August, 1933 45 ^A/ *^7Ajl\ ***** •VffNDAM.S.S.VOLtNO^* PLYMOUTH* BOULOGNE'S UR-MER* ROTTERDAM 0^M., HOLLAND-AMERICA LIME 2o BROADWAY, NEW YORK otOFFICES <WAGENTS EVERYWHERE S.S. STATENDAM, August 16, September 6, September 27 S.S. VEENDAM, August 26, September 23 S.S. VOLENDAM, September 9 S.S. ROTTERDAM, September 16 46 The Chicagoan To Read or Not to Read Short Reviews of Long Summer Books By Marjorie Kaye STILL they come, those books about Chicago, and what a pity. All of them are, in one way or another, good. Some must, of necessity, bloom unseen, if only because the crop is over rich. As earnestly as hopelessly, I suggest that you turn back, this fall, and inspect the whole range of them. You're almost sure to find that you've missed one that you'd rather have than any of the others. John Drury's Guide to Chicago (Consolidated) came late from the press but breathes an authenticity that is Drury's own. It is a permanently valuable reference volume that will have long life on bookstall counter and library shelf. Ernest Butt's Chicago Then and Now (Finch & McCullouch) is dominated by a direct repro duction of Chicago's first city directory, a historically valuable item of especial interest to collectors of Chicagoana. With this is com bined a succinct written record of the city's growth, photographically illustrated, and a careful selection of modern pictures showing the present glories of an "I Will" kind of community. Ruth McKenna's Chicago, These First Hundred Years (Old Fort Dearborn) is a high-light review of the century now drawing to a close, a factual record painstakingly edited, alertly condensed and attractively illus trated. None of these three books should fail to find place in the library of the complete Chicagoan. Other books of the moment are : Across the Little Space — The Life Story of Dr. Louis Falk and a Brief History of Early Chicago Music —Francesca Fal\-Miller— W. D. Bauman Company: Mrs. Miller reverently paints the portrait of her late father in caressing and vibrant tones. This little volume will interest Chicagoans, especially that vast throng which acclaims the organ "king of instruments." Those who have dined on opera and symphony cannot but be im pressed by Dr. Falk's thirty mile walk to hear Lohengrin in Dresden. Every past, present and future member of Chicago Musical College should own this volume. — M. K. All Men Are Enemies — Richard Aldington — Doubleday, Doran: Aldington has vested a great romance in All Men Are Enemies. It may not be for the ultra conservative but if you, or they, long for romance, long no longer. — M. K. An American Hero — F. W. Bronson— Farrar & Rinehart: Maybe an American hero to his creator, and to his crea tor's publishers, but just Jonathan Green to us, a washer-woman's son who got ahead. Horatio Alger knew all about boys like J. G., too. And so do you, and you, and, more likely than not, you. And, while J. G.'s have gone through a lot of stormy weather, they are at best pretty dull companions. So maybe the book is fittingly dull, too. At least it's dull— D. C. P. The Bromide and Other Theories — Gelett Burgess— Viking: The Bromide Theory, a famous essay of 1906, annexed Why Men Hate Woman, The Educated Heart and Neo- Friendship and the quartet sings for $1.00. For Burgess addicts.— M. K. The Captain's Curio— Eden Phillpotts— Mac- millan: Inspector James Midwinter of Scotland Yard occupies some 300 pages in solving a somewhat unusual murder. Any diligent stu dent of detective fiction would be able to hand in the correct solution at page 100.— J. McD. Certain Samaritans — Esther Pohl Love joy — Macmillan: The new edition, revised and reset, is for the reader searching for sturdier femininity. It covers the experiences of women physicians and nurses in American hospitals in Russia, Prussia, Aegean Sea, Albania, Turkey and Japan. It is a splendid contribution to your Travel and Adventure List. Dr. Lovejoy has been General Director of American Women's Hospitals service in America and abroad for the past fourteen years and her deft pen is never hesi tant. — M. K. Contract Bridge Omnibus — Harold Thome — Holt: If your budget or the size of your apartment will only permit one book on contract bridge, this volume will fill the re quirements very acceptably. It covers such a wide range of subjects that it is necessarily condensed. In addition to discussing the various systems in general use, however, the book supplies advice of defensive play, opening leads, and a number of other things not confined to simply the bidding. Two pages are devoted to the etiquette of the game. This is the only thing your best friend won't tell you, but if you have difficulty organising a game, it might be well to read. You might be surprised. — E. S. C. England, Their England— A. G. Macdon- nell — Macmillan: I've been in England most of the month, bookily or figuratively speaking, and I wound up the journey with England, Their England. Christopher Morley, in his foreword, tells us that the chapter on cricket may not be amusing to Americans. If you don't like cricket or crickets you'll be amply rewarded by the antics of Shakespeare Pollock during the game. The book is full of chuckles and wit and is one of the best bets of the season. You can't lose. — M. K. Experiences and Impressions — The Auto biography of A. A. Anderson — Macmillan: An artist in Paris, a pioneer ranch owner in Wyoming, first director of the Yellowstone Forest Preserve, a big game hunter in the Rockies, founder of the Amercian Art Association in Paris, friend of prince, president and cowboy — getting tired? But Colonel Anderson has had so many amazing experiences. A chairman of the Traffic Commission in New York City, a charter member of the Aero Club of America. A sumptuous studio in New York full of Oriental, Greek, and Wyoming nooks, adorned with Buddhas, elk and buffalo heads. Perhaps ap proaching Da Vinci in his versatility, but hardly in quality, Colonel Anderson's autobiography is not recommended to the art student looking for inspiration, but rather to those interested in items of Americana and as a guide book to the art of smoking the grizzly bear out of his cave. Oh yes, we almost forgot, the Colonel is presi dent of the Hunters Fraternity of America. — E. M. The First World War — Lawrence Stallings — Simon and Schuster: Photography, I have always held, is in sheerest definition the production of the finest possible picture under whatever conditions obtain. In consequence, I hold in utmost re gard the collection of photographs made on a dozen torn fronts by the camera men of as many countries and assembled here in dramatic yet logical sequence. I think I have never seen a more tremendous result achieved by use of lens. Mr. Stallings' inspired captions, of course, add a fine point to their effectiveness. — A. George Miller. The Little Virgin — G. M. Attenborough — Stokes: There is nothing in this book as provocative as its title. An English spinster of rarefied intellect adopts a boy and a girl, the latter a housemaid. She educates them into two insufferable little prigs, who make love by neatly turned epigrams. In fact all the characters talk like examples from a text book on how to produce refined and aphoristic literature. The Little Virgin seems unlikely to appeal widely to American readers. — W. C. B. Lord of Life — Tsjeil Bell — Little, Brown : An other novel based upon the hypothetical question — "What would hap pen if" — the "if" in this case being the complete demolition of the world — buildings, cities, oceans, conti- (Continued on page 60) August, 1933 47 Beautiful . . . FOX DUNHAM WOODS RIDING CLUB • Saddle Horses for Rent — 30 Mile Bridle Trail • Horses Boarded . . best care and exercise, $20 Month Wayne, 111. Phone St. Charles 36 KERBERS "Kountry Kured" HAMS and BACON From the choicest young corn-fed pigs, raised in the Fox River Valley KERBER PACKING CO. Elgin, Illinois Your World's Fair Guests Will Appreciate a Trip to HOTEL BAKER ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS "The Most Distinctive Hotel in America" • On Superhighway Route 64, official Illumination Highway, 37 mi. west of Chicago. •Organ Recital at Meals — Riverbank Gardens — Finest Guest Rooms in America, $2.00 up. C E N E VA "The Gem City of the Fox River Valley" County Seat of Kane County 36 Miles From Chicago Loop A city of broad, shaded streets; delight ful homes ; modern schools and churches ; and prosperous manufacturing plants. Dine at The MILL RACE INN • QUAINT — PICTURESQUE built in 1837 — cool bal conies overlooking Fox River Phone 2030 Geneva, 111. CLUBSIDE INN ROOSEVELT RD.— ROUTE 6 WHEATON, ILL. Not a Roadhouse — Just a High Class Cafe Specializing in Fried Chickens, Steaks and Jumbo Frogs' Legs. Archie Schatz, Owner — profession ally known as "Johnny Small." HILL SCHOOL Visit the Famous Haeger Potteries The largest Art Potter ies in the middlewest. See how this pottery of distinction is made. The HAEGER POTTERIES, Inc. Dundee, Illinois KELLY HOTEL RESTAURANT AND CAFETERIA One block south of Route 5 26 So. Grove St., Elgin, 111. Elgin's most popular eating place. Table Service, Cafeteria — Lunch Counter. Sand wich Shop. Present'Day Popular Prices Phone Elgin 7025. THE RED PARROT TEA ROOM Arcada Theatre Bldg. St. Charles, 111. Lunch 35c-50c Dinner 50c-75c Susan White, Manager Lester and Dellna Norris, Owners While In Chicago Investigate The Tower Hill School FOR BOYS. of Central States. Member Private School Assn. On hill overlooking Fox River. Kindergarten through 8th grade. Riding, Sports, Swimming. New Catalog. Charles Digby Thompson, headmaster. Route 63, Higgins Rd., Dundee, 111. ELGIN NATIONAL ROAD RACES SATURDAY, AUG. 26 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. America's Greatest Drivers in World's Fastest Cars Admission $1, no Tax Boxes and Parking Spaces Reserved It's an AAA Event over Elgin's World Famous 8-Mile Course. Any road to Elgin will take you there. The Chicagoan RIVER VALLEY Be sure to see it. . . while I attending the World's Fair / RALPH DE PALMA ON HIS WAY TO VICTORY IN THE ELGIN NATIONAL ROAD RACES IN 1920, AN EVENT TO BE RENEWED OVER THE SAME COURSE AUGUST 26 ESTATE OF MRS. 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Spacious apartments, not cabins, all with outside light and air. Handsome public rooms, decorated by famous artists. Entire sports deck. BOROBOEDOER . . . fabulous stupa with Java's most famous Buddhistic remains. Other new features on this year's itiner ary are Siam, Penang (Angkor Wat), Semarang. . .2 DAYS IN BALI. Ample time ashore on the "Empress" cruise. Days, not hours, in interesting ports. PERFECTLY TIMED ITINERARY ... from New York after the Christmas - New Year holidays . . . reaching the Mediter ranean during the gay season, India and the Holy Land when travel is comfort able, Japan in cherry blossom time . . . other ports at the height of season. 11 TH ANNUAL WORLD CRUISE con ducted by Canadian Pacific . . . the "World's Greatest Travel System." Let this broad experience be your guarantee of wise and dependable planning. Enjoy unexpected luxuries . . . like the special train in India pictured at the right. SHIP CRUISE ONLY, FROM $1600 Apartments with bath,from $3200. Shore excursions at moderate prices; complete standard programme, $500. Compare minimum fare . . . only $12.30 a day! . . . with living expenses at home. "This cruise has everything" . . . economy included ! Get ship's plan, itinerary, fare schedule . . . from your agent, or E. A. Kenney, 71 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Wabash 1904. FROM NEW YORK JAN. 4, 1934 Erapress-Britain WORLD CRUISE CANADIAN PACIFIC • How Was It? The Fair in the Hinterland (Begin on page 34) none of them had ever seen a searchlight. We told them about the South Sea Village and the German Building and the Fine Arts Building. We told them how the whole thing was a city of white palaces. 1 remember how thrilled and proud we 'were, telling them. We felt like Marco Polos, and I guess we sounded like that to our friends. They couldn't believe us, actually. And although it cost a lot of money to go, and cotton was down around six or seven cents, they all went — they had to go, to see for them' selves. "And they saw. And it was all as wonderful as we had told them it was. "Now, after forty years, there's another World's Fair in Chicago. Chicago isn't so far away now, and I reckon I can afford to go better now than we could in Tilden in 1893. A lot of folks from here have gone to the Fair in the past two months, and I think I've talked to most of them. "I ask them, 'How was it?' and they say 'O. K.' or 'Pretty good' or 'Well, it's different from anything you ever saw before' or 'Not bad.' "I watch them as they talk, and I see my folks telling the Tilden folks about the Columbian Exposition. And I see myself telling the kids — forty years ago. These people I talk to now aren't enthusiastic; they aren't wild with pictures they can't put into words; they don't sound like Marco Polos. "I ask them, 'Well, what are some of the wonders?' and they almost yawn, and say, 'Oh, the place is full of wonders.' And I say 'Well, tell me about some of them,' and they say, 'I brought the guide book home with me, it's got 'em all in.' "By that time I'm completely confused. I try a new approach. I say, "Well, what did you like best?' And they say, 'Oh, I liked it all all right,' or, 'I reckon the Hall of Science was pretty good' or, 'The General Motors exhibit is interesting.' " 'All right'! 'Pretty good'! 'Interesting'! Why should I go to a World's Fair like that, when I've been to one where everything was wonderful and new and strange — and when you tried to tell about it your feelings choked you up?" "But — " said several members of the group at once, who had been to the Fair, and all of them tried, not too hard, to defend it against this monstrous charge. I waited until they didn't succeed, and then I stuck in my professional oar. "Now see here, Mr. H.," I began, not certain just what I was about to say next; "you've got it all wrong — all wrong." "I have, have I?" he said, with an ante-bellum glint in his eye. By that time I had charted my course. "Forty years ago," I said, "We were a nation of yokels. We were, you might say, a world of yokels. Ferris wheels and incandescent lamps were new to ninety five per cent of the people, and here in America a man who had actu' ally seen a palace could scarcely be found west of New York. It is in these last forty years that the march of science has made us worldly — has brought marvel after marvel into the smallest towns. This Fair celebrates that march of science. It celebrates the fact that science has made commonplaces of all those marvels." Then," said Mr. H., "it should not be called a Fair. You city slickers seem to forget that the word 'Fair' has devel' oped for the common people, especially the country people, one immutable meaning: a vast carnival, where you careen from one gigantic thrill to the next. The word has had that meaning too long to give it a new meaning now. People have not changed much, as far as thrill-hunting goes. The very fact that they are no longer easily thrilled spurs them on in the hunt. And when they have failed to find a thrill everywhere else, they go confidently to a World's Fair — for a World's Fair has never failed them before." "But," I said, "you have not even been there. The place is full of thrills. How can you criticise it without having seen it?" "Don't misunderstand me," he said; "I am criticising it exclusively from the point of view of those who have not seen it. It seems to me that criticism from this group is important; they are the people to 50 The ChicagoajS whom your Fair must now appeal for patronage." "You are ng?ir. aeout that," I said. "Proceed." "Well," he proceeded, "you tell me the place is full of thrills. That's what all the newspaper and magazine articles I read before the Fair opened- — before it opened, mind you — told me. What were some of the thrills that we read about? — "The one that comes first to my mind is the Sky Ride. I got the impression that there were going to be two huge and wonderful towers, their tops lost in the clouds, with restaurants perhaps fifty stories up, and at the top the supreme thrill — 'rocket' cars, I remem ber that phrase, carrying passengers between the towers. That sounded good to me. 'Rocket cars.' In my mind's eye I saw them going two hundred miles an hour. "And now that the Fair is open, what do we stay-at-homes learn • about the Sky Ride? We see nothing at all about it in the news papers, and that puzzles us, so we ask those who have been there. They tell us that the two towers are high — not as high as some sky scrapers, however; that the towers are ugly in appearance, marring whatever beauty there is in the Fair architecture; that there are no restaurants fifty stories up; and that the 'rocket cars' rocket at a height of twenty stories above the ground and at a speed of three or four miles an hour. And to a man they tell us that it is a very mediocre kind of thrill." "You are right about that," I admitted. "Dead right." "Well that is pretty discouraging. And it's the same story all the way down the line. The wonders of science were very graphic when we read about them before the Fair opened, but they leave a very thin — and, at best, confused — impression on those who have seen them in the flesh. Folks I've talked to tell me that they are too involved both for kids and for elderly people without college educations. "I am not belittling the wonders of science," he went on. "I appreciate that they are what men live by in the twentieth century. But isn't it possible that your Fair people made a mistake in thinking that what men live by is what they are interested in?" Perhaps," I said; "but consider this: that no other Fair ever attempted to appeal to people who are either edu cated or intelligent or both. Educated people kept away from former Fairs; Fairs were for the herd. This exposition is a place of amuse ment for the upper brackets in intelligence as well as the lower. Isn't that something?" "That is something," he said, "but it is damned little. You have your universities to amuse the 'upper brackets in intelligence.' You cannot sell subtleties to the masses, if I may use the word; and it is on the masses that your Fair depends for its financial success." "I know," I said, "but there is another kind of success than finan cial. If this Fair succeeds in interesting in the nobler pursuits — the sciences and the arts — one out of every thousand persons who enter its gates, I, for one, will account it a success." "You may," said Mr. H., "but the auditor of the Fair's books won't. The Fair has to have an average of 200,000 a day — is that right?—" "It is." " — to break even. Now those 200,000 can be all half-wits, or all Nobel Prize winners, the Fair doesn't care which. Am I right?" "You are." "And since the opening the attendance has averaged about how many a day?" "About 105,000." "All right, then. It will have to average — let me see — about 260,000 people a day from now until November 1. That's a lot of people. And your argument about it's being a moral success is all very fine, except that you forget that this Fair is supposed to be for all the people in all the world; no World's Fair ever pretended to be anything else. Not only does this Fair claim to be for all the people, but it must be, if it is to succeed financially — for your 'upper brackets in intelligence1 will not amount to 2,600 a day, much less 260,000." "You have me there," I said. "I believe I have," said Mr. H. "And one thing more. I heard a great deal about the revolution in architecture that this Fair was going to introduce. The people I've talked to tell me the buildings are so many cheese boxes and billboards. And they tell me the wild colors are actually thrilling when you first see them, but that they begin to pall on you after the first two or three visits and that they begin to drive you crazy after a week. That doesn't sound like a August, 1933 " 1/ 9 " says Elizabeth Arden concerning the new Ardena Treatment **It's «l Sensation everyone agrees concerning Elizabeth Arden's new Ardena Treatment which introduces a marvelous new salve.This treatment rejuvenates and light ens the skin, re-energizes the muscles and tissues, banishes lines and wrinkles. In the Elizabeth Arden Salon you will find the new Ardena Treatment with the sensational new salve. For an appointment please telephone Superior 6952. ELIZABETH ARDEN 70 East Walton Place • Chicago NEW YORK LONDON PARIS BERLIN ROME ©1933, Elizabeth Arden 51 52 very successful revolution to me; does it to you?" "No," I said, "not if the mine run of visitors react to it as these people you've talked to have reacted." "I don't want to sound pontifical," said Mr. H., "but I think I can speak this way with some assurance. I've talked to a powerful lot of people about it. Come down to the store tomorrow and talk to some yourself." The next day I went down to the store and talked to a powerful lot of people about it. A few days later I was in Birmingham, and I talked to some more people. And they sounded, without an exception, like Mr. H. Not all of them were as badly impressed as some of Mr. H.'s friends, but not one of them was enthu siastic; it was, I gathered, "a right nice Fair." I came back to Chi cago a worried man, and a worried man I remain. I should be the grossest kind of fraud, which I am not, were I to conclude this collection of assorted digressions by reporting that by the time the front porch gathering scattered into the night I had con vinced Mr. H. or anyone else that A Century of Progress was chock full of the sort of thing that would make human beings of the 1933 vintage gasp, gape, choke or fall to their knees. For that sort of thing is not there. Magnificence is missing, and majesty and mightiness. And I speak not of the magnificence of size, but of the magnificence the essence of which is unknown perhaps to all of us: the magnificence that this Exposition might have discovered and didn't. Perhaps what I yearn for so inarticulately, what I believe Mr. H. and all the others who are disappointed yearn for, will not be discovered now or ever; perhaps, in short, we reached the ultimate in creating impressiveness forty years ago. If, however, the next World's Fair succeeds in making Marco Polos of those who see it in its early weeks, then A Century of Progress will be forgotten — sandwiched in between spectacles that live and do not grow dim. I hope this is not the case. I hope future generations of the race are able to remember this Fair for its intrinsic attributes. For they will certainly forget the miracle which we contemporaries acknowl edge so heartily — that there is, in 1933, a World's Fair at all. Gem of the Ocean Bermuda Delectable (Begin on page 30) swimming, for it is high above the popular Echo Beach and its windows look right over the ocean. At St. George every visitor must spend a few days in the beautiful and dignified St. George Hotel and enjoy the serenity of this section, which is more undisturbed than the gayer country that surrounds Hamilton. For an extended visit there is nothing more delightful than to take one's own house. There are small and large ones to rent, lovely white coral stone residences with modern fixings and faucets "which respond to hot and cold water" as the local saying goes. These usually have a pleasant garden, a bit of private beach, and marvels of servants are plentiful and reasonable as to wages. The trip to Bermuda is now as luxurious as any which one could take around the world, for the Queen of Bermuda and the Monarch of Bermuda are great liners which dash from New York to Hamilton in forty-two hours. Spacious and airy, they are ideal for southern waters. Every stateroom has its own bath or shower and both ships are gay with verandah cafes, brilliant bars, swimming pools, sports decks, and all the trimmings to make the vacation start brightly the minute the old lady with the torch fades out of sight. Pacific Enchantment Poesy on the High Seas (Begin on page 39) original can add a feather to their caps by speaking familiarly of New Zealand and Australia — and yet the ship is not nearly half around her circle. Port Moresby and glimpses of the real savages of New Guinea. . . . Bali, which has moved more writers, poets and singers than any other one spot in recent years, still unspoiled, smiling The Chicagoan FURS DISTINGUISHED By A FLUENCY OF LINE MADE POSSIBLE BY THE HANDIWORK OF MOST EXPERT FURRIERS, WHITE RUSSIAN ERMINE EVENING WRAP. COURTESY SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE — and idyllic and beautiful; with, we are told by experts, the most beau tiful women in the world . . . the strange infusion of Dutch prim ness and architecture with the tropic richness and native life of Java . . . Penang, the palaces and elephants of Bangkok and all the color of Siamese temples ... a trip into the jungle of Cambodia to look in amazement upon the ancient temple of Angkor Wat . . . and on to seething China — Hongkong, Shanghai, up to Peiping and western eyes looking at last upon the Forbidden City . . . over to the poetic beauties of Japan, the strange and misty Inland Sea, the temples, the exquisite gardens, the perfection of beauty achieved by people com pletely artistic in every sphere of daily life . . . Hawaii again . . . and back with a sigh for a brilliant journey to Los Angeles and San Francisco. The cruisers have touched many strange ports and races whose customs are as weird to the American eye as though that American were the first explorer to that region. He almost is. It has only been within the last few years that great ships have entered many of these harbors. They are unspoiled and often un touched by western civilization, the last remaining spots to give the Occidental the thrill of discovery. For only five years these South Seas and Oriental cruises of the Matson line have penetrated beyond normal Pacific frontiers, but they have already established a tradition of success. In the new ships of the line every mile of the Pacific is covered in almost exaggerated comfort. The Lurline is spacious and luxurious, ideal for cruise traveling, with facilities for every outdoor and indoor sport or just plain leisure. Beautifully decorated, combining a dashing modern feeling with the exotic color and motifs of the Orient, she sparkles from public rooms to the staterooms, which too are spacious, with comfortable bedrooms delightful in decoration. w at the dazzling new EMPIRE ROOM of, h PALMER HOUSE / Veloz & Yolanda Here the royalty of enter tainers reign nightly! The Supreme in Dance Music! VELOZ & YOLANDA — whose tango dancing is thrilling Chicagoans as it did New Yorkers. CHARLES COLLINS— late of "Ripples" and "Smiling Faces." RICHARD COLE — and his Empire orchestra — purveyor of sublime dance music. PAUL CADIEUX— famous romantic tenor, of the Metro politan Opera Company. M ERR I EL ABBOTT'S DANCERS— twelve beautiful girls from Ciro's of London and the Ambassadeur of Paris. Cooled, washed air insures your com fort in the hottest weather FOR RESERVATIONS Phone Empire Room Captain (RANdolph 7500) • Continuous dining, dancing and entertainment beginning at 6 : 30. Minimum charge $2. (Sat. $2.50). • NO PARKING WORRIES! Drive up -step out -our doorman will park your car. 75c from 2 to 8 hour August, 1933 53 54 TO KEEP COOL AND REFRESHED WHILE DANCING ON HOT NIGHTS FLORENZ TAMARA IS MADE UP BY HELENA RUBINSTEIN WITH WATERPROOF ROUGE, PERSIAN EYEBLACK AND SUNPROOF POWDER The Burning Question And Summer's Beauty Kit By Marcia Vaughn EVERY summer this desk gets all cluttered up with sunburn oils in big bottles, oils in little ones, brown, white, green, pink oils. And are they used? Well — too often your correspond ent feels that it is better to burn than to be messy. When I do find one that is really smooth, rich and soothing without being sticky I clutch it to my bathing suit and yodel with glee. For these are essential in summer, not only to prevent too violent burning but to re-nourish the skin which is inevitably dried by sun and wind. Quite the most convenient form in which this protection and nour ishment has appeared isn't an oil at all but a smooth, rich cream Elisabeth Arden 's new Sun-Pruf Cream is a little gem for all you sun-bathing maidens. The cream rubs in as smoothly as a fine vanish ing cream, doesn't leave the faintest trace of stickiness, and just a hint of very delicate fragrance. If you are going in for tan you apply the cream lightly and add more only when you begin to feel warm The result is a beautiful, even coat of tan without that taut, <Jry feeling. If you want to retain a peaches and cream shade through all the summer sun you apply a more generous coat and renew it frequently as you toast in the sun. This is all made very easy for you because the cream comes in a fat little tube and you don't need to lug about a great bottle. The other Arden concoction which everyone is shrieking about is the Velva Beauty Film, also appearing in a compact tube. This can be used on any part of the body but it's particularly thrilling for what it does to bare legs. This cream is a semi-liquid and when it's smoothed all over the legs they have the loveliest satiny look, no nubbly and red ankles and all blemishes glamorously hidden. It will certainly add to the beauty of the beaches and you can all go bare legged all the time, for all mother cares now. They have a light shade, too, to use under thin stockings which will give you just that final soignee feeling for big evenings. JtIair suffers from summer sun and winds and frequent exposure to water in swimming just as much as does the skin, but we often forget this until the end of the season when the result is pretty appalling. It's a wise girl who knows her hair special- The Chicagoan To CHICAGO ANS A Suggestion ]\ /FAY we suggest that on your next visit to New York you stay at ESSEX HOUSE and compare it with where you stayed on your last visit? . . . partly transient and largely resi dential, ESSEX HOUSE, overlooking all of Central Park, offers you all the convenience without the confusion of a commercial hotel. Rates: The Same or Lower! SSSEX HOUSE 160 Central Park South NEW YORK CITY ALBERT AUWAERTER, Manager A GROUP OF YOUNGSTERS PHOTOGRAPHED AT ORCHARD HILL CAMP, AT ST. CHARLES ist and consults him during the season instead of after. The Thomas' new salon for women at 30 West Washington now supplements their well-known service for men which has spread all over the coun try to the delight of almost-baldies. In the women's department an expert studies your scalp condition thoroughly and suggests the proper treatment only when he is certain you need them — which is valuable because some hair troubles are caused by bodily conditions which need the attention of a physician. After the Thomas' specialist decides about yours he attacks the basic scalp trouble with the preparations and therapeutic methods which have been developed in their experimental laboratories over a period of many years, and which have been producing pleasant results for yearsp-and years. They do more than just give you a soothing mas- sageJBut see to it that underlying causes of dry or oily hair are cor rected and then they stimulate the hair to new healthy growth and to that old lustre which has more come-hither than any other single asset. After your hair is back to normal you get a nice lesson in taking care of it at home too, and then it's just shame on you if you don't retain the come-hither. If you are going away for a goodish stretch to seashore or country it's always a good idea to fortify yourself with the proper preparations for home care of the hair, rather than to leave this to the tender mercies of some village barber or beauty shoppe. The Delettres people in Carson's salon have a corrective oil which ought to be in every summer kit. It is easy to apply by yourself and revitalizes dry or oily hair something wonderful, acting as a corrective to either lazy or over-active oil glands. Splendid for keeping the scalp regulated during the most trying summer changes. This oil is used in the Delcttrez Corrective Oil treatment which dry scalps simply gobble up. Their rhythmic massage combined with this oil is the most soothing thing on a hot, sticky day, and when it's finished off with a delightful hand drying you'll just sigh and relax happily, for dryers and dry hair just can't get along together well. 1 he right rinse can do a lot for hair, too. Vine gar is always nice to achieve soft fluffy locks but there are many other more beguiling ones, too. In Field's Lanchere salon they have a chestnut rinse which brings brownish hair to life beautifully. The Delettrez French Egg Shampoo at Carson's beautifies light hair and takes the hard bleached look out of bleached hair without spoiling the color. For ashen tones they have a Brightening Oil shampoo which gives just the right delicate sheen. The going-away kit of the blonde or red-head would do well with a bottle of Tussy's Flozor. This isn't a dye but it is the answer to the drab girl's prayer. An herbal preparation, it actually does restore the golden tones to blondes and dull brown hair becomes shimmery copper again. JxiT Items: For eyes tired from squinting into the sun or looking at Fair buildings Madame Jaquet has delicious- smelling little eye packs all made up to fit across your tired lids. Wonderfully refreshing, produce dewy eyes in a little while after the hardest night. In Mandel's Beauty Shops. . . . Before you do much trudging about, either in city or country, rub the feet gener- ,/Aut^e»|gfiiew Fur Fashions iliiillliiSlliB in quality :;./« -"!;^ . presented at IC.UIS ifRMAN m INC.: Established i89i ill toi» wictiiMi W Sjininq outdoors Is detiqhtful here! • Distinguished outdoor dining — cool, restful, fasci nating and delight ful. Rendezvous of Chicago's most interesting, sophis ticated people and selective visitors. CHICAGO'S IDEAL WORLD'S FAIR HOTEL— A Park-and-Lake location that makes your World's Fair visit a delightful vacation. 5 minutes to the Fair — 10 minutes to downtown — yet quiet and secluded. Write for illustrated booklet. 55th Street at the Lake 'Phone Plaza 1000 ¦Mriwj; August, 193 "^ 55 et's go to the movies it's too hot in here! Quick facts about Air Conditioning THEATERS have found a way to draw the crowds in hot weather. Air conditioning ! People seek the cool comfort of air conditioning. Stores are finding this new way to increase sum mer sales volume. Doctors, dentists find they can work better. Patients respond more quickly. Air- cooled homes become more livable, more healthful. Electric air conditioning removes excessive humidity. In an air-cooled room you feel better, work better, sleep better. Because windows are kept closed, dirt and noise are kept out. An electric air conditioning unit is easily installed in one room or in an entire home or office. For full details call Randolph 1200, Local 168. Electric <3|§» Shops Edison Building, 72 West Adams Street 56 ously with Harriet Hubbard Ayer's Foot Ice, for a delightful cool sensation which lasts. Your feet feel cool and comfortable and miles of burning pavement don't produce a single burning toe. . . .For some pernicious reason or other blemishes always seem to choose the day of an important occasion on which to appear and spoil the party. They really can't spoil it any more though if you have on hand some of the quite miraculous Cover mar\ which actually does make the blemish invisible to the most searching eye of your best enemy. Invaluable, and available at Charles A. Stevens. . . . Helena Rubin stein's new summer compact in several tones of cool green makes one think of a deep-sea picture, cucumbers and everything pleasant and refreshing. . . . For their attractive gold and lilac exhibit at the Cen tury of Progress Yardley evolved a new perfume — Fragrance — which can be purchased there or in the shops in a special little flacon very convenient for travelers. It's just perfect for summer, a light and flowery scent which had more people saying "M-m-m, lovely" the day I tried it. The effect is more satisfying than any that one could achieve with a startling dramatic perfume these hot cloying days. Your Night to Owl Under a Blanket of Blues Singers and Brasses (Begin on page 27) routine do they repeat steps or motions used in any other dance) that, now, they have graciously consented to concur with these demands during the second show. The waiter captains place on each table a card containing the names of eight of the most popular dances presented by Veloz and Yolanda in the Empire Room. These are: Cobra Tango, Waltz Poem, Estralita, Espana Cani, Danzonette, Maxexi, World's Fair Fox Trot, Tea for Two. The guests indicate on the cards their requests and Veloz and Yolanda select the two leading choices and present them as encores in their second and final appearance of the evening. At the small, intimate Paramount Club, Sally Rand (yes, the fan dancer) offers her graceful number. So much has been written these past weeks about the blonde Sally that we find it a task to put words together that will not sound like old stuff. We don't doubt for a minute that she could fan Babe Ruth, Al Sinr mons, Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Heinie Manush and a few of the other better than .300 hitters, and they'd love it. And we've often wondered, too, while watching her dance, how many visiting Elks from Grand Rapids have yelled at her, "Fan mah brow!" The gross stupidities, fumblings and blunderings of the local municipal administration and its inefficient police department are a bit too much for us, as they must be for Sally. (We, too, have a grudge against the police department, not against any one in partic ular, because there are a lot of mighty fine coppers, but against the system wherein none of them needs walk the beat anymore. We're tossing a scallion because one night not long ago while in pursuit of duty, or whatever it's called, as night club editor, we were black jacked and jack-rolled, or maybe blackjackrolled would be better, on the lagoon-edge plaza of the miller high life fish bar and restaurant, on northerly island at i4th st. The Chicagoan one of fair Chicago's all too dark streets. It wasn't much of a lark ) Well, we can sympathize with Sally Rand. Eddie Makin and his orchestra play, Anita La Pierre sings with an intriguing French accent, and Julia Gerity, Joe Wallace and Peggy Moore make up the rest of the well balanced entertainment. 1 he cool, tropical Terrace Garden at the Mor rison Hotel has a new floorshow, and Wednesday nights are celebrity nights, with all the stage, radio and newspaper people who are in Town assembled. The Ainsley Lambert dancers, adept and unusually enthusiastic, have several exceptionally devised new numbers. Prac tically everybody in Benny Meroff's band has his specialty. Meroff leads off with terse, biting imitations of Ted Lewis, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson and Cab Calloway, and Sid Sidney of the band does the Bing Crosby and Jimmy Durante impersonations. The stout Red Pepper does Kate Smith and somebody else whose name we can't spell does King Kong — both boys of the band. And Dorothy Thomas, a gel with one of those aged-in-the-wood whisky voices, sings. Husk" O'Hare, Canton Tea Garden's "genial gentleman of the air," has made the discovery that the three-cent stamp has been keeping a lot of Americans away from the post boxes. Since the local two-cent postage has returned ("Husk" hopes it sticks with us), his fan mail has doubled. And it's a buoy at the O'Hare's. "Husk" has added to his interesting collection of historical antiques one of the buoys to which one of General Balbo's planes was anchored while in Chicago. For the entertainment of the guests of the Hawaiian Room in the Congress where, evenings, Carlos Molina and his tnngo-ruhmba orchestra play such enticing music, Mr. Kaufman had added an interesting surprise. Luncheon guests are given the opportunity each day to receive a complimentary reading by Mme. Voegtli-Starr, Viennese psychic. And, we understand, the skeptical individuals invariably become tremendously interested in her ability to discover events and experiences in their past lives, and to advise and assist in the solution and understanding of their current prob lems. Mme. Starr calls her unusual ability nothing more than a sixth sense Auto-radiology is her descriptive term for it — the science of self-radio by which she establishes contact with the mind of an- ^THEAVEN/^ C new o t h e s The New Clothes from Paris personally selected by Mr. Jacques S. Potts are now arriving. Watch for the an nouncement of our Opening. 545 North on Michigan Avenue Smart larlles! 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Music in Main Dining Room by The Blackstone String Ensemble The BLACKSTONE SPEND AN EVENING IN romantic SPAIN You've always wanted to visit Spain — do it NOW — there's no charge. mm ALL you CAN EAT of the best food in town Savory dishes of old Spain — or a tasty American menu. 50c plus 5c for service and tax OylTH STREET — overlooking the lake ^¦^ Enter cafe through the Spanish Pavilion THE CHICAGOAN WORLD'S FAIR BOOK A matchless souvenir brochure, an unmatched service volume. In the better bookstalls — 50c the copy SALLY RAND OF, NEED WE SAY, FAN DANCE FAME WHO APPEARS NIGHTLY AT THE PARA MOUNT CLUB. other, "tuning in" to divine the past experiences of a human, and seeing ahead the general pathway of that person's life in the days to come. Sounds pretty complex, but interesting nonetheless. I he newest night harbor on the Fair Grounds is the Casanova in the Streets of Paris. Col. Yaschenko of Maison ette Russe and Bill Blair are running the place, and Russian cuisine is featured. There is a colorful floorshow from 8 P. M. till closing and dancing. Ivan Orlik and Helen Lolik head the show with Cau casian dances, George Kirsoff sings and there is a masque dancer and Gypsy dancers. Even though it's in Streets of Paris, it's a very gen teel and artistically produced floorshow. Highlights The Fair, Grant Park and the Avenue By Edward Millman SINCE our survey of the Fair walls last month, we have discov ered the Leo Katz mural in the Johns-Manville house. Fortu nately we had the happy experience of hearing Mr. Katz deliver a lecture on this mural, which is given daily for the benefit of the thousands visiting the house. But it seems, according to Mr Katz, that most of them are much more interested in shaking the hand of a robot on exhibition than in studying the murals or listening to the very interesting and stimulating talk given by him. Katz' description, his philosophy and reason for painting this gigantic mural is revealing. The Johns-Manville house was especially designed by Ely Jacques Kahn to house this mural, which is painted on 114 panels of transite divided into five sections of startling realism and abstract symbolism' The central section is composed of a figure representing genius of mankind; heroic in size, and in an attitude of prayer, he frantically and desperately is calling for enlightenment. We have gone through two Outdoor Art Fairs in Grant Park. We hope there will be no more. They were both dismal failures financially for most of the artists, and pretty much decayed as to quality. The first was the free-for-all, sponsored by Cati Mount; the sec ond was a "juried show" with an entrance and storage fee; no better than the first in quality and not any gain in financial returns to the artists. This show was sponsored by Mrs. Logan with the assistance of a high powered publicity department. We commend and respect Mrs. Logan for her generosity and the help she is always willing to give the artists of Chicago, but we do think that a "juried" outdoor art fair is a gross mistake. There should be no cliques, politics, nor favoritism shown. A free-for-all, including "buckeyes," "academics " "modernists," pathological "art" . . . and anything else an "artist'", is capable of creating, is the better. Let the public do the judging ancj if the art fair becomes an annual tradition, the public's taste in time (we hope) will improve with their mistakes and they will purchase "works of art" that are supposed to have merit and will be tasty enough to hang over the mantelpiece. 58 The Chicagoan King of Sports The Current Status of the Equine Empire (Begin on page 25) Fox, President; M. A. Kern, Vice-President; Prince Michael Cantacuzene, Secretary; George B. Nelson, Treas urer. Honorary Horse Show Committee: Laurance Armour, John F. Jelke, Jr., Daniel H. Burnham, John E. Hughes, Donald B. Douglas, Britton I. Budd, Warren Wright, Noble B. Judah, Donal F. McPherson, Major Frederic McLaughlin, Chauncey McCormick, A. B. Dick, Jr., Benjamin Leslie Behr, Thomas E. Wilson, Ralph J. Hines, Mrs. Carl Hanna. Horse Show Committee: Dr. Daniel Orth, Chairman; Austin Niblack, MFH; John Cudahy, MFH; Clark J. Lawrence, MFH; John Pirie, Mellen C. Martin; W. B. Johnston, MFH; Dr. Percy; Col. C. C. Haffner, Jr. Finance Committee: George B. Nelson, M. A. Kern, Dr. Daniel Orth, Major General Frank Park er, Fred Mills. Polo: Major General Frank Parker, Lt. Ray Waldron, Herbert J. Lorber, Frederic McLaughlin, Col. C. A. Thuis. Prizes and Programs: Harley Heyl, Dr. Daniel Orth, George B. Nelson. Ring: Major P. T. Carpenter, Henry N. Bate, Lt. Ray Waldron. Publicity: W. S. Bishop, Prince Michael Cantacuzene, George B. Nelson, Lt. Ray Waldron. Department Heads: W. S. Bishop, Pub lic Information; Dirk Van Ingen, Travelling Representative; Jack Hoad, Premiums; Lt. Ray Waldron, Show Superintendent; Managing Director, Major R. B. Nordheimer. A Modern Apartment Beauty Among the Skyscrapers (Begin on page 31) Savonnerie rug. The guest-room in ultramarine and ivory is unusually striking. Twin beds covered with rich ivory satin quilted bedspreads stand against an ultramarine wall decorated with a drapery of the same ivory satin in graceful swags, with silver stars scattered on the wall beneath it. The windows are hung with the same material over glass curtains of blue organdy and Venetian blinds. An ivory colored carpet, and blue shades on the ivory lamps complete the furnishings of this delightful bedroom. THE GRIFFITHS DINING ROOM, OVERLOOKING THE LAKE *«}£&£&•* Those accustomed to the finer things of life will eventually find their way to our shop whenever they seek old silver and reproduc tions, mantel and floor clocks, opaline, old trays and boxes, draperies, hangings, acces sories of all kinds, furniture and decorations. 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Eight of the Adams are English gentlemen, so called because of rank and position held before the cataclsymic event. Eleven are commoners, members of the crew of the submarine. Eve is a lovely lady of society, gentlewoman, sportswoman and needless to say, beautiful. The problem of repopu' lation of the world rests upon this group and a serious problem it is to be sure. — J. McD. Mistress of Monterey — Virginia Stivers Bartlett — Bobbs'Merrill : The co-author of Adios, a native of Cali' fornia, has drawn some very interesting facts from the copious bibliog raphy and has woven a tale of the Calif ornias of 1789 that is con- vincing and picturesque. — M. K. Once Again in Chicago — Minnie Hite Moody — King : To bring together in romantic encounter at the Gen- tury of Progress a man and a woman in their sixtys, who had loved and parted forty years before at the World's Fair, is to wander dangerously close to the brink of ludicrousness. But the author of this courageous piece of imaginative writing avoids pitfalls by han dling her material with tact, feeling and humor. The story is genu inely moving and fairly bristles with references of historical and topical interest. As the first use of the Century of Progress for fic tional purposes, this book is in every way worthy to interpret the splendor of our great civic enterprise. — W. C. B. Once They Were Rich — D. L. Murray Dutton: The crash of a noble British house via the stock market (ho hum) and the struggles of the family to readjust themselves to the New Deal. An amusing succession of epigrams, clever phrases and witty sayings. Fox hunting and show ring incidents are ex ceptionally well done, the author having a good working knowledge of the horse. To my un-British mind, the best character is an old hunter, who wins a large cash prize in a horse show, preventing the local Simon Legree from seizing the ancestral acres. — J. McD. Peter Duck — Arthur Ransome — Lippincott: The young lady who read this book to Patsy, the very young lady who is my especial adviser in the matter of juvenile fiction, not to mention fact, tells me that Patsy tells her that Peter Duc\ is a knock out, the term, I believe, signifying extreme approval in the precise language of our very best young circles. I would not venture to add to or subtract from this learned opinion. — W. R. W. Protecting Margot — Alice Grant Rosman Minton, Balch : This is a very refreshing tale of the matron of Win chester Square. It is a good story and affords delightful relaxation — M. K. The Pure and the Impure — Colette — Trans lated by Edith Daly — Farrar & Rinehart. I have read perhaps two-thirds of this high approach to the subject of low-heeled women. At the point where I put the volume aside Colette had not yet taken her reader to bed with any of them, and that is something. I $c, cided not to risk the remaining third. — W. R. W. The Romantic Exiles — A Nineteenth Century Portrait Gallery — Edward Hallet Carr — Stokes: Don't miss a line of this one. It teems with interest and psychological in- sight. — M. K. Shoes That Had Walked Twice — Jean Toussaint-Samat — Lippincott: The French Prix du Roman d' Adven tures of 1932 winner contains thrills aplenty for the mystery story 60 The Chicagoan # AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE PABST BLUE RIBBON CASINO, ACE RELAXATION SPOT ON THE FAIR GROUNDS, SUMMER SCENE OF BEN BERNIE'S DANCE CONCERTS AND RADIO BROADCASTS devotee. Elizabeth Abbott is tendered a vote of thanks for this translation. — C. P. A. The Skeleton Talks — Frederick G. Eberhard — Macaulay: The Perfect (?) Crime again comes a cropper, Murder for fun, vengeance, insurance, protection or what have you. If you can last it out the Talking Skeleton will strut its stuff. Not enough story for all the deaths involved. — C. P. A. Stranger's Return — Phil Stong — Harcourt, Brace: An old Iowan, like it or not, I vouch with qualification for the authenticity of Mr. Stong's atmosphere, the accuracy of his action and the fidelity of his characters to type. A cinemaniac by trade, it has been my lot to see the picture that has been made of Mr. Stong's novel. The book, I should say, is the better buy. — W. R. W. Tomorrow's Love — Kathleen Shepard — King: Stephen Ashe, world war veteran too restless to live a domesticated life after marrying his childhood sweetheart, indulges in a series of amorous incidents with various women, dodging scandal by their deaths in various ways. He finally compromises a seventeen year old girl and she shoots him. 285 pages. Plain tripe. — E. S. C. Walk With Care — Patricia Went worth — Lippincott: Who shall say a mystery book is better than another? Never I, who struggle to abstain from them until trapped by a provocative title and then, as I read the thing, worry more about the fact that the story shall soon be finished than about its outcome. Of this one, though, I can attest that its people are intensely real and its writing of the best. I suspect you'll like it. — W. R. W. CLOSING OUT SALE OF HOME DECORATIVE ARTICLES August 15th to September 15th Authentic Antiques Fine Reproductions Tables, Chairs Benches, Consoles Desks, Screens Unusual Values Available Garden Furniture Table Glassware China, Pottery Brocades, Fabrics Mantel Ornaments These pieces of the finest makes and de signs are to he sold out, in order that Tflrs. Doolittle may concentrate on Interior Dec orating and Home Furnishings exclusively. Waldorf hospitality . . . by-word of distin guished guests since the nineties. You, the individual . . . your personal preferences and desires . . . dictate every phase of service This . . . perhaps more than its size, its pres- ^ tige, its perfect appointments . . . sets The Waldorf-Astoria apart among hotels. PARK AVENUE • 49TH TO 50TH STS # THE : WALDORF ASTORIA* NEW YORK WAY TO EUROPE ELIZABETH DOOLITTLE, Inc. 906 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE You may arrive at practically any continental destination most rapidly by mak ing the transatlantic trip on the BREMEN or EUROPA. collaborating in Lloyd Express with the de luxe COLUMBUS and with the Lloyd Cabin Liners BERLIN. STUTTGART. STEUBEN. DRESDEN ... in First Class. Cabin Class, Second Class. Tourist Class. Third Class ... to England. Ireland, France, Germany. NORTH GERMAN LLOYD 130 W. RANDOLPH ST. CHICAGO OFFICES AND AGENTS EVERYWHERE August, 1933 61 BRINGING SPRING FRESHNESS to SCORCHED "SUMMER SKINS" SUN, wind and dust can play havoc with your complexion. (Look in your mirror and see !) They dry out the natural oils of the skin, coarsen its texture, steal away its youth. DOROTHY GRAY facial treatments bring back a Springtime complexion. Specialized creams and lotions, deftly patted into the skin, soften, soothe and supple it— stimulate it to glowing radiance. Why not enjoy a refreshing DOROTHY GRAY Siesta Treat ment today? It costs only Two Dollars. And be sure to get a jar of DOROTHY GRAY Sensitive Skin Cream to continue your beauty treatments at home. woXxytLj G\atf 900 MICHIGAN AVE, NORTH Telephone WHITEHALL 5421 ICED AIR ALWAYS IN THE COLLEGE INN GREATEST FLOOR SHOW AND BUDDY CALIFORNIA CAVALIERS 6:30 UNTIL CLOSING NO COVER '_ C H ARC E AT ANY TIME HOTEL SHERMAN Reservations FRA. 2100 Table Talk Silver, Linen and Oddities By The Hostess THE decline in the art of conversation is something frightful, everyone laments. Maybe nothing can be done about it, maybe it will take Repeal to change things, but my personal feeling is that the brilliant items offered by the decorators for new dinner tables will perk up any conversation. There's something about a strikingly beautiful or strikingly novel table that spurs lazy diners into sparkling moods. Then, too, there are those fall brides. So, hostesses and pros pective givers, rally around and see what your scout has collected in new ideas for interesting serving of food and liquor. A few seasons past everyone went in heavily for pastel tones in table linens. Then we switched back to white, ivory and pale beige tones. These are still the thing for formal dinners, as they probably always will be, but for informal affairs and even for formal ones in modern settings the deep brilliant tones are sweeping the alert set. Practically before Balbo and his band left town Marshall Field's linen stylist bounded forth with a group of table lin- ens vividly striped about the borders of the cloth and napkins in the Italian flag colors. The edges of cloth and napkin are fringed, perhaps in honor of Balbo's beard, but anyway, they are very distinguished and gay. Here, too, look at a luncheon set of Peruvian brocade in a cool deep green which would set off the new simpler china magnificently. They make a sortie into the friv olous with a honey of a bar apron with applique of John Heldish figures on the pocket and a metal belt which expands or contracts to fit any and all volunteer bar tenders. And praise be, they have things they call "buffet napkinettes" for beverages which are really a decent size. All the new napkins for cocktails, teas and luncheons are expanding and the "postage stamp" cocktail napkin is kicked out where it should have been these many annoying years. Mussolini ought to be pleased. We seem to be going Italian in a big way. At the Belgian Lace Shop (don't let these nationalities confuse you now) they have a grand collection of linens made by the manufacturer who did the same cloths for the very modern new Italian ship — the Rex. These Rex linens have a white center with a wide band composed of nar- row colored stripes. Some are striped in blue and red, others in blue and black, green and black yellow and black, and so forth. A luncheon set or dinner cloth striped in yellow, orange and black would be stunning with modern copper or wood dishes. And the prices — you'll be thrilled to find that they don't seem to have heard about rising prices yet. Some exquisitely woven Italian peasant lines bring the Latin influence to the Grande Maison de Blanc too. The colors are striking red, green, yel low, black, of a clear brilliance and dynamic quality because they are so beautifully fashioned. Another trifle here will set your guests by the ears no mat' ter how blase they are about tricky cocktail things. The coaster cocktail napkin is a circular pocket of linen which slides snugly about the base of a cock- tail glass, and does away with the business of spot' ting the room with coasters which half the guests manage to avoid. To make them even funnier a little tab of the linen rises against the stem of the glass so that its 62 The Chicagoan embroidered figure of a pleasant inebriate leans cock'eyedly against said stem. If this isn't clear you'll have to see for yourself, and if it is clear you will certainly want to get some for yourself. The hand'woven cloths of the Aus- trian Werkbund are famous enough by this time and their new ones are modern beauty at their best. The hand'blocked designs are either mod' ern abstractions and geometrical ef' fects in gorgeous color blends or the gay Viennese cloths with convention' alized fruits in bright reds, blues, greens and yellows scattered over the surface. A lovely tea cloth appliqued in striped blocks of yellow, orange, green and a dusty pink (they are all off-colors which blend with amazing effectiveness) has a tea cosy to match. The most dra' matic thing to pull a tea party out of the doldrums which you ever saw. You'll be delighted with their raffia mats, which are being taken up with joy by modern decorators. They come in the regular luncheon set sizes and are beautiful blends of deep greens or tones of brown. With all these glowing linens china, glassware and silver are under' going a definite change to harmonize. Colors are important and designs are radically simplied to fall in with the modern spirit. With much of the darker linen and with the glowing colors which are sufficient unto themselves the perfect complement in china is severely simple milk glass. Other strange and interesting materials are used for tablewear. At Mandel Brothers you find a grand collection of milk glass in every shape and form, dishes and drinking things in polished wood, severe modern copper and the new spun aluminum which has a lovely cool lustre unlike silver, pewter or aluminum — very interesting new development. In flat silver the pattern for moderns is Gor' ham's new Stuyvesant, a lovely modern streamline effect utterly devoid of ornamen' tation of any kind. Simply perfect for the spirit of 1933 in tables. Brides must investi' gate this before they decide anything. Some of the new china at Spaulding'Gorham's also reflects the modern influence. Plates with a new silver lustre border instead of the tradi' tional gold have a lacy design of grapes or roses like fine filigree on the silver. A group of service plates with scenes of old New York done by Minga Pope Patchin, in the centers, may sound rather tra ditional but they blend with modern things because the scenes have the flair of a modern artist and because the borders of the plates are sprinkled with silver stars. They have some very dashing fish course plates with a modern artist's conception of a sailfish cavorting in the center. And the most joyous group of plates for your cocktail or supper parties are their 'Toast Plates," a collection with each plate sporting a drinking scene and toast in various countries and languages — from "Prosit" to "Skoal." Too movellous for the smart young bride. A designer who has been creating a tremendous stir among decorators everywhere is our own Helen Hughes Dulany, the local girl who is mak ing good in a big way. Items from her studios bob up at every decorator's showing and in every modern room or house. Tatman has assembled a really representative collection of Mrs. Dulany's designs in a new modern room which must not be missed. Her polished wood plates, her gay wooden fruits for center pieces, her lustred glass plates which look like some shining new metal, her brilliant designs on pewter butter plates, and other items are fascinating and different. More than that, they have a true lasting beauty. Her polished wood salad bowl and salad plates are only one of the many groups that would make distinctive gifts. Incidentally, harking back to something that will always be beau tiful, the Tatman Sheffield collection has been increased by some magnificent new shipments acquired while the exchange was most advantageous. You can add some perfect pieces of old Sheffield and of Bristol glass to your collection now for what is really a song. Two new china patterns are also of especial interest. One is the rare old Blue Peony design reproduced beautifully, and stunning either with modern or eighteenth century interiors. The other is a Wedgewood Jicrfcel Yizxjiz Fifth Avenue at 6 1st Street NEW YORK Overlooking Central Park Charles Pierre, President For Yd our convenience . . . At an address which is as distinguished as it is con» venient — a quiet and luxurious home from which you can step directly forth into the busy whirl of shops and theatres. On Fifth Avenue, overlooking the Park, this new hotel is deliberately designed to please those transient and resident guests who appreciate dignified sur* roundings and precise, efficient service. Rooms, Single or En Suite Jor a Day or a Year FAMOUS RESTAURANTS Pierre Roof— highest and coolest spot in New York for luncheon and dinner and supper dancing. Georgian Room— one of New York's best known and most attractive rooms for entertaining at luncheon and dinner. Neptune Grill — fascinating winter rendezvous. &.<£** Include AGUA CALIENTE inifour Southern Cdijbmu Vacation AGUA CALIENTE, where the sports and games of Continental Europe find a charmingly luxurious setting, is located on the main line of the Rock Island and Southern Pacific railroads. The California traveler may tarry here enroute. under the spell of Old Mexico. Modern hotel accommodations under American managempnt are provided at rates as low as $3.00, single. Address the Agua Caliente Co. . . . Bank of America Bldg.. San Diego, California, for interesting literature. Left: The far famed Patio of Agua Cali ente where celebri- ties gather daily at noon throughout the year in the enjoy ment of a delightful ly foreign cuisine! Top: The curative properties of the Agua Caliente Spa waters were known to Aztec Indians cen turies ago — a thrill ing spot for the en joyment of aquatic sports. Below: Golf may be played daily the year round over the championship 18- hole all-grass course of the Country Club. Cooling summer breezes add greatly to one's comfort. AGUA CALIENTE HOTEL &- CASINO j in Old Ttlexico <s 10 'miles soutk of San Diego August, 1933 63 SMARTEST and GAYEST SPOT in the WORLD ? ? At the World's Fair PABST BLUE RIBBON CASINO OPEN DAILY 1 1 A. M. UNTIL 3 A. M. BEN BERNIE AND ALL THE LADS 6 P. M. UNTIL CLOSING PAUL ASH AND HIS ORCHESTRA DAILY UNTIL 6 P. M. THE 5 MAXELLOS GREATEST CAFE SENSATION JACKIE HELLER FAVORITE RADIO STAR MRS. FORD CARTER'S OFFICIAL FASHION SHOW 4 TIMES DAILY— FREE 1:30, 4, 8 and II P. M. Daily COLLEGE INN MANAGEMENT NO COVER CHARGE ml • Included in the modest cost of this comfortable double bedroom are un usually luxurious lounges, lobbies, card rooms and roof gardens — yours to enjoy and share with your personal friends. hotel BELMONT 64 The Chicagoak Chateau, 5U*owquitj ^Worthy of the Mouquin label ... the flavor, even the bouquet, as of old! Every good place sells or serves them . . . Mouquin, Inc., 219 East Illinois St., Chicago. Superior 2615 CLARET BURGUNDY COUTHOUI FOR TICKETS In leading Hotels and Smart Clubs with a very modern feeling in its light green border figures and silver edge. And if you always have longed for a really worth while hors d'oeuvre dingus do look at the set Mr. Tatman had designed in French china. The dishes are oblong, fitted on a lovely tray, so that they may be either passed about at cocktail parties or set on the supper table. Their great virtue is their size, which is generous enough to permit of sensible quantities instead of the little dots which the average sets allow. Your caviar and antipasto hounds all get an even break now and you don't have to dash out to' refill the thing every ten minutes. Watson and Boaler have built their mag' nificent old silver collection on the sure knowh edge that fine old silver is always beautiful and always desirable. They have delightful small items and some precious pieces which are prac • tically museum pieces and should delight any astute collector. Astute collectors should examine the won' derful silver basket in an openwork woven silver effect, many rare old candelabra and candlesticks, a perfect Sheffield inkstand, and a pair of fine crystal tea caddies with solid silver tops. These might be used for many things these days for they are in reality large square crystal bottles with wide mouths and an exquisite star design in the crystal, looking amazingly modern and magnificently antique at the same time. There is too a fine pair of Worcester bowls, of 1760 vintage, with lovely flower design and an openwork border. With all this collection Watson and Boaiei has not neglected the new. Their collection of modern silver and fine reproductions of antique silver is famous. And there is a splendid group of modern glass and china. In this group don't overlook the set of heavy French glass centerpieces, square blocks in many sizes which may be ar' ranged in all sorts of stunning geometric patterns for modern flower containers or for the interesting gadgets such as crystal balls and the like which decorators are so fond of these days. Or the set of finger bowls in French glass, each one a different color, opaque and queerly veined, weirdly beautiful corals, turquoise and other indescribable tones reminiscent of some strange tropic sea garden. No modern interior seems to be happy with' out a dash of aluminum. The cast aluminum by the Wendell August Forge which I have mentioned before is admirable for any inte' rior. Hipp and Coburn have several fresh de' signs in this — exquisite trays with beautifully decorative scenes, fingerbowls with interesting crawfish designs in the center, and some stun ning covered dishes which would be perfect for hot foods at buffets or breakfast tables. And, whenever you think of gifts, never, never forget the wonderful collection of Georg Jen- sen silver here, about which I have written reams but about which I could never say enough. That Recipe of the Month Casting about for an interesting seasonable recipe to brighten our hostesses' days I interviewed a mistress of the fine bakery art in the Little Normandie Restaurant, which is famous for its delicious hot breads and incomparable deep dish pies. Now they are serving a deep dish peach pie which is quite heavenly, and Miss Smith was generous enough to divulge the secret. Using one crust (not baked) in the dish, they fill it with fresh sliced peaches, two tablespoons of flour, one cup sugar, and one cup of thin cream. Bits of butter dot the top, it is baked in a moderate oven — and the result is really poetic. THE RED STAR INN CARL GALLAUER PROPRIETOR The favorite German restaurant of Chicago for over 35 years. Real German food — generous portions prepared by German chefs. Domestic and imported beers. 1528 N.CLARK DELAWARE 0440-0928 SPOON IS THE ENEMY OF THE HIGH-BALL If you mix 'em, you got to stir em — but not with a spoon. BILLY BAXTER CLUB SODA and GINGER ALE ARE SELF-STIRRING they mix a high-ball thoroughly withoutstirringoutthe bubbles. If you don't know the right way to mix em, or why stirring with a spoon ruins a high-ball, write for booklet Florence K. If you know how to mix fine high-balls, call your dealer for Billy Baxter — world's highest carbonation, positively self- stirring. THE RED RAVEN CORPORATION CHESWICK, PA. Mix 9em with ABBOTT'S! Add a dash of Abbott's to ginger ale, iced tea, all your favorite drinks I Smoother flavor t Richer taste t Because Abbott's is the finest full-flavored bitters you can buy today. Special Offer Full-size 50c bottle of ABBOTT'S for 25c (stamps or coin). Ad dress : Abbott's, Bos 44, Dept. C-8, Baltimore, Md. BITTERS $ P4I N Where life is rich and living is cheap! "Sail the Spanish Way" in a luxurious Spanish Liner . . . serving choicest beverages gratis ... an old Spanish custom! For Booklet X, ask any travel agency, or £§>pam£tfj tEransfatlant'c Hint 173 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago State 8615 August, 1933 65 One way through the Panama Canal on a famous President Liner— one way rail If vacation trips were sold in packages, here are the things we'd wrap up for you : a swift rail trip to New York, two gay weeks aboard a famous President Liner (with generous "shore leave" at Havana and the Panama Canal cities), the eight exciting hours that see you through the Canal, Cali fornia, and the swift rail trip back home. Reverse the order if you wish, going to California by rail and returning on a President Liner. All President Liner staterooms are outside, large and airy and high, midship — with deep-springed beds. Public rooms are charming and friendly. . . There's an outdoor swimming pool on every ship. Menus chosen from the best the world affords. And always on President Liners, the interesting company of world travelers who choose these ships. President Liners sail weekly from New York to California . . . thence to the Orient and Round the World. See any travel agent, or Dollar Steamship Lines, 110 So. Dearborn Street, Chicago. Telephone STate9667. [Ill I AK S^w^y?ilw^ SMART MART ART GALLERIES ALLEN GALLERIES 940 North Michigan Ave. Exhibitions of contemporary artists, pic ture framing, screens, game tables, bars especially designed and executed. Delaware 1973 M. O'BRIEN & SON Established 1855 Century of Progress exhibit of Forty Years of American Painting. Show of original Audubon prints by Robert Havell. Correct framing, cleaning and restoring are done by the experts in our shop. 673 North Michigan Superior 2270 CATERERS CATERING BY GAPER Provides the utmost in excellence of cui sine, distinguished appointments and flawless service. JOHN B. GAPER CATERING CO. 161 E. Chicago Ave. Superior 8736 JOSEPH H. BIGGS 50 E. Huron Fine catering in all its branches. 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State St., Chicago Phones: Harr. 9060 and Web. 7112 Creators of natural looking Permanent Waves HOME CLEANING SERVICE The only careful, thrifty process of clean ing rugs, carpets and upholstered furni ture in your home — is the Wallweber Method — convenient, thorough, fast — en dorsed by better homes and hotels. WALLWEBER CLEANING SERVICE 30 N. La Salle St. Call Central 1652 for information INSTRUCTION MODISTE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF EXPRESSION MME. ALLA RIPLEY, Incorporated AND DRAMATIC ART Coats, Suits, Dresses and Millinery to Esther Byron, of Rose Marie, Dance of Order. ,i r\ w u i.„j f=~,» ~„„ ~-f 622 b. Michigan Ave. the Fame, My Maryland tame, one ot , =... • iii -j Arcade Buildinq our many pupils who have arrived. til u • 017C . „.„¦..,,., Telephone Harrison 2675 LETITIA V. BARNUM L , 410 S. Michigan Ave. Har. 5965 RENTAL LIBRARY DRESS DESIGN AND STYLING Professional training or programs for Per sonal Use. French method of Pattern Cutting — Draping, advanced Sewing proj ects, Sketching, Color, Ideas, Study of Style Trends, Style Reporting. VOGUE SCHOOL OF FASHION ART I 16 S. Michigan Blvd. INTERIOR DECORATION Professional training for Business or Per sonal Use — Individual Advancement — Ar rangement, Color, Period and Contempo rary Styles, Fabrics, Estimating and Ren dering, Styling and Merchandising. Under personal supervision RUTH WADE RAY Director of Vogue School 116 S. Michigan Blvd. OLD GOLD WANTED CASH FOR OLD GOLD Watches, broken jewelry, gold filled, dia monds, silver, etc. This institution is operated by public spirited citizens to help you obtain cash. We will pay you honest and highest prices. Member of Chicago Association of Commerce. Established 1900. CHICAGO GOLD SMELTING CO. 59 E. Madison St., Room 515 Read the most discussed books of the day British Agent, by R. H. Bruce Lockhart. The Black Girl in Her Search of God, by George Bernard Shaw. Marie Antoinette by Stefan Zweig. Tschiffely's Ride, pref ace by Cunninghame Graham. Pageant by Lancaster. JOSEPH J. GODAIR Rental Library 10 East Division Street Delaware 8408 SHOES Well kept shoes are the important factor of dress to the perfectly groomed woman. ZOES 15 East Washington Street Room 213-218 Dearborn 5735 For thirty years the foremost in dyeing, tinting, cleaning, reshaping and custom shoe repairing SPORTSWEAR ALICIA MARSHALL, INC. Hand-knitted suits and dresses made to measure and individually designed. Chicago Shop 540 North Michigan Avenue Superior 2799 Ardmore, Pa. New York Pittsburgh, Pa. 66 The Chicagoan ABOUT \\ BIG BALLOONS ir e&ve >^C THE GENERAL JUMBO is radically different in construction, appearance and performance from the so-called "doughnut" type or enlarged balloons on the market. Jumbos do not shimmy or sidesway,and have the same steering ease as standard balloons, due to exclusive Streamline design of wide rim and narrow tread. At the right we show you the difference between General Streamline Jumbos and ordinary "big balloons." When you have read this description you will clearly understand why the General Streamline Jumbo is the successful "big balloon" and why it has become so tremendously popular in world-wide service. Let us give you a demonstration ride on Jumbos. Experience the thrill of floating along on 14 to 15 lbs. of air — the feeling of safety on every kind of road. Note the beauty they add to the car. Consider the savings in reduced car upkeep! The new GENERAL STREAMLINE JUMBO The 1933 Jumbos are the smartest things on wheels. Only Generals have this striking prismatic sidewall design — that combines ex clusive new beauty with unusual dignity. Jumbos have" everything. "They' re the modern tires for modern cars. No wonder they're being put on thousands of new and old cars. We have them to fit 153 models. 'cPAe stew GENERAL ABERNETHY BROS 6050 BROADWAY THE ENLARGED CONVENTIONAL DALLOON known as the "doughnut" type \ Wide Tread/ Narrow/ Rim l/fric/e thead . . . runs successfully at lowest pressures of any tire made. GENERAL TIRES, INC 1 1 1 1 WEST JACKSON BLVD. DUNNE GENERAL TIRE CO. 2249 COTTAGE GROVE AVE. PLATE & STARKEL, INC 1854 RIDGE AVE., EVANSTON, ILL steichE" To the woman who hasn't had a new car in three y©ars Short skirts have given way to long ones since your present car was new. The pert bobbed hair you were never, never going to let grow is neatly knotted again. What a difference in three short years! Yet changes in motor cars have been even more drastic than the changes in your gowns and coiffure. You will get a real thrill as you look at this year' s fine cars. And please look at all of them. Please ride in all of them. For then the surprise that Packard has in store for you will seem more exciting than ever. Surprise, did we say? A dozen surprises rather. First, the surprise of a car so quiet that even at speeds approaching 100 miles an hour, you can converse in normal tones. For Packard has not only made a motor that is as quiet at 80 or 90 as it is when idling — it has even gone outside the car and by a mi nute study of moldings and contours, has ac tually lessened the sound of the wind as it rushes by. Another delightful surprise is the ease with which this car handles. A mere wisp of a woman can drive any of the new Packards as easily as a brawny man. Steering is so ef fortless it is almost automatic. The weight of your foot alone is almost enough to disen gage the new cushion clutch. And because a lever on the dash allows you to adjust Packard's new power brakes to your individ ual taste, a feather touch of your foot is all that is needed to bring the car to a smooth stop . But wouldn't you like to experience these things for yourself? Visit your Packard show room and inspect the new Packards. Then by all means drive one. Drive it over some road, whose every hill and curve and rut are familiar to you. Compare this Packard, miie for mile, with every car you have ever known- Compare it with every other fine car 193.3 can offer you. Do this— and we are confident that within a few days we will have your car, and you will have one of ours. PACKARD ASK THE WOMAN WHO OWNS ONE The Packard Eight $2151) at Detroit The Packard Super- Eight $2750 ai Detroit The Packard Twelve $3720 at Detroit