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HAMILTON CO. 150 East Ontario Street FLORENCE ELY HUNN 49 Cedar Street A. DUDLEY KELLY 152 East Superior Street WILLIAM R. MOORE 40 Bellevue Place MORTON-FARMAN, Inc. 126 East Delaware Place MARC T. NEILSEN 7123 Yates Avenue BYRON M. NORTON 133 Forest Avenue, Oak Park LEON R. PESCHERET 1306 Carmen Avenue WILLIAM J. QUIGLEY. Ino. 115 East Delaware Place GAY ROBINSON 604 North Michigan Avenue MABEL SCHAMBERG 630 North Michigan Avenue JAMES G. SKIDMORE 152 East Superior Street JAMES C. STAVRUM CO. 919 North Michigan Avenue KATHARINE MORSE THORNDIKE Anne Forester. Ino., 41 East Oak Street JESSICA TREAT 1803 Harlem Boulevard, Rockford, Illinois RUTH TUTTLE 115 East Chestnut Street CHARLES J. WATSON Watson & Boaler, Inc., 722 North Michigan Avenue D. LORRAINE YERKES 700 North Michigan Avenue FLORENCE BARKER Alberta Barnes Beall, 866 North Wabash Avenue STAGE (Curtains 8:30 and 2:30 p. m., Matinees Wednesday and Saturday unless otherwise indicated.) Musical TAKE A CHANCE— Erlanser, 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 Cort ought to house. SKIDDING— Studebaker, 418 S. Michigan. Harrison 2792. A comedy, more likely than not domestic. TABLES Dusk Till Dawn 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 there evenings. 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. HAWAIIAN ROOM — Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Fresh, cool supper room with music by Correy Lynn 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. 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. Molina 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. CHEZ PAREE— Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1655. One of the hand somest night spots in Town and certainly one of the best floorshows. The Four Yacht Club Boys and the De Marcos head the entertainment. Tom Gerun and his Californians play. 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. JOSEPH URBAN ROOM— Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Beautiful supper room and a rendezvous of very smart people. Carlos Molina and his orchestra play. Excellent entertainment headed by Robert Royce. 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. 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 headed by Sally Rand. 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. SUMMER GARDEN— The Drake. Superior 2200. George Devron and his fine orchestra and Don Carlos' Marimba band 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. WALNUT ROOM— Bismarck Hotel. Central 0123. Floorshow. Harry Sosnick and his orchestra and Bob Nolan as master of ceremonies. e ampus r r The Blackstone Shop pre sents all sorts of gay clothes that are ready for their college education . . . sheer tweeds, novelty woolens, rough and crinkled crepes and satins. In short, all the new fabrics and fashions that are equally "at home" on the campus or in town. $]975 to $3975 SPORTS SALON Stanley Korshak Blackstone Shop • • • 669 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE The Chicagoan e wetu jtcrwn AROUND THE WORLD IN THE FRANCONIA WITH HENDRIK WILLEM VAN LOON "Ghost ships of Magellan's fleet . . . The Franconia takes you where few have ventured ... to the South Sea Isles and the whole momentous and entrancing world of the Southern Pacific and the Indian Oceans. She alone among world-cruising liners sails to Tahiti and Rarotonga, Samoa, Viti Levu in the Fiji Islands . . . to the very antipodes of the earth: New Zealand and Australia ... to Papua in New Guinea and Kalabahai on almost un known Alor Island. She includes such favorite world-cruise features as Bali and Java, Singa pore, Penang, Ceylon, South India . . . turns southward again into sea-lanes where few great liners sail ... to the paradise of Mahe in the Seychelles ... to Madagascar and the populous, polycolored East Coast of Africa . . . to South Africa... m&m South America ! It is fitting that Hendrik Willem van Loon accom pany such a cruise ... his informal, witty and learned talks on board will emphasize its deep significance, widen its scope. It is fit ting, too, that the ship which takes this eventful route around the world is the Franconia. Already a leader among world- cruising liners, the Franconia will be com pletely reconditioned this Fall, so that she may sail on her great adventure resplendent and even more luxurious than heretofore. 'Islands arise, grow old and disappear ..." "Tfte rice fields of Java . . At this year's rates this unique opportunity demands your consideration. The whole cruise from New York to New York . . . nearly five months . . . costs but $1,200 up without shore excursions, $1,700 up including shore excur sions. (Passengers joining the cruise on the Pacific Coast receive a rebate of $100 — $125). Compare that with what you spend in just an ordinary winter-and-spring at home! Franconia sails from New York Jan. 9th from Los Angeles Jan. 24th. "A Voyage of Re-Discovery" is the title of an extra ordinary 80-page booklet that should have a permanent place in your library. Besides all the facts of the Franconia's unique voyage, it includes a fascinating and very personal conception of this world cruise, writ ten and illustrated by Mr. van Loon. Your copy may be had by addressing your local agent or CUNARD LINE 346 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago TIIOS. COOK & SON 350 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago JfCZOIf One of the few things I have discovered during the thirty years I have devoted (more or less) to a study of the past as revealed in the present and of the present as explained by the past is this: that in order to get the right point of view one needs the right perspective. And one does not get the right perspec tive by sitting with one's nose glued to the object under observation. You may well argue that the contemplation of self-government as practiced among the natives of New Guinea will hardly teach us how to do things in Washing ton and that a few days spent in the strange democratic commonwealth of Australia will not show us how to handle our own labor problems. Of course not. But we will gain a tre mendously superior understanding about ourselves and our own problems if we are able to contemplate our own achievements against a background of other habits and other customs than those prevailing in our own land. That this trip happens to lead through one of the loveliest parts of the world is a most agreeable detail, but if it merely made the circuit of the Poles, I would still be on board the ship." ITINERARY Jamaica* Panama Los Angeles Hawaiian Islands South Sea Islands (Tahiti*, Rarotonga*, Apia*, Suva*) New Zealand* Australia* New Guinea* Dutch East Indies (Kalabahai*, Bali, Java) Straits Settlements and Malaya (Singapore, Penang) India Ceylon Seychelles* East Africa (Mombasa*, Zanzibar*) Madagascar* South Africa (Durban*, Port Elizabeth*, Cape Town*) South America (Montevideo*, Buenos Aires, Santos*, Rio de Janeiro*) Barbados* *Franconia is the only tvorld cruise to call here. ONLY WORLD CRUli TO THE SOUTH SEAS AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE L September, 1933 7 APARTMENT LIVING AT ITS BEST J)uli/n.chv£. Ylmlh. Sldi. Sot.ah.omA. All near the lake, whether near the loop or far away from it, as you choose. The utmost in convenience and taste impeccable service throughout THE SENECA .. 200 East Chestnut Street. The favorite residence of dis tinguished visitors to Chicago and the permanent home of many interesting personalities. 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Complete floorshow 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. M. & C. ITALIAN RESTAURANT— Fair Grounds, 14th St. Victory 8114. Next to the Italian Pavilion. W. J. Curotto is in charge. Italian cuisine and reasonable, too. OLD MEXICO— Fair Grounds, 39th St. entrance. Victory 5123. Five shows nightly. Rosalia, fan dancer. Mike Cozzi and his orchestra play. 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. Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians make the Dells one of the grander night spots. 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. Frances White and Marion Harris head the entertainment. The music by Jules Stein and his orchestra, and the Green Room is always cool and comfortable. 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. SKY TAVERN— St. Clair Hotel, 162 E. Ohio. Superior 4660. New rustic roof garden featuring Steve Stutland 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. FROLICS— 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. Floorshow and Joe Buckley's orchestra. CLUB ROYALE— 426 S. Wabash. Webster 1766. Joe Lewis heads the floorshow and Joan Warner does a new fan dance. Ralph Gallet is manager. Morning — Noon — Night PALMER HOUSE— State, Monroe, Wabash. Randolph 7500. The splendid Empire Room, the Victorian Room, the Fountain Room and others. 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. 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. HOTEL LA SALLE — La Salle and 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 Blvd. at 53rd St. Fairfax 6100 A popular dining place out on the south side. HOTEL BELMONT— Sheridan Road at Belmont. Bittersweet 2100. Quiet and refined, rather in the Continental manner. 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. AUDITORIUM HOTEL — 4-30 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. 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. NEW LANDS.. NEW THRILLS new luxury by sea on the biggest ships to Ca&tf&uua GET off the beaten path . . . enjoy the thrill of foreign lands ... of cool trade winds over a blue sea . . . the luxury of a giant Panama Pacific liner to California! Rates are amazingly low on the Big Three— largest ships in coast-to-coast service. 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Three years $5.00 Gentlemen: Please enter my subscription for the term indicated above and address my copy as follows: (Signed) (Address) (City) (State) 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. 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 ey.cellent menu. 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. 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. Luncheon — Dinner — Later 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Delaware 3688. Swedish service and f00d stuffs. You'll leave in that haze of content that surges over a well-fed diner. THE CHIMNEY'S TAVERN— Winn etka, III. Winnetka 3724. Duplicate of an old English tavern, with lots of old world atmosphere. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Michigan. Superior 1184. What with its lovely little courtyard, it's something of a show place and always well attended by the better people. LA PARISIENNE— 127 E. Oak. Superior 3181. Coffee, patisserie de choix, jces and served after the Parisian manner. '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. 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 typjca| Italian restaurants. Table d'hote dinners, $0.75 and $1.00. CASA DE ALEX — 58 E. Delaware. Superior 9697. Castilian catering and atmos- 12 The Chicagoan phere — you can almost hear the castanets click in your coffee. 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. 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 LINDQUIST'S CAFE— 5540 Hyde Park Blvd. Midway 7809. The only place on the south side serving smorgasbord. Breakfast, luncheon and dinner, and strictly home-cooking. MILL RACE INN— Fox River Bridge, Roosevelt Rd., Geneva, III. Built in 1837, quiet, restful atmosphere; on the river's edge. 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— 1142 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. 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. 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— 50 i Davis, Evanston. A smart dining spot where Evanstonians and northsiders like to meet and eat. RED PARROT TEA ROOM— Arcada Theatre Bldg., St. Charles, III. Spanish decorations and an interesting exhibition of relics. Superior cuisine. B/G SANDWICH SHOPS— Theie 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. LUNDGREN'S— Hammond Beach, Whiting, Ind. Whiting 297. Famous for fish and chicken dinners. TEL AVIV — 70 W. Madison. Franklin 7971. Jewish restaurant serving very fine dishes, strictly Kosher. PHIL SMIDT'S— 1170 Indianapolis Ave., Robey, Ind. Whiting 25. Long famous for marvelous fish and chicken dinners. MAYNARD'S TEA ROOMS— 71 I South Boulevard and 114 Marion St., Oak Park. Two smart tea rooms service excellent foods. MISS GABRIEL'S TEA ROOM— I I I S. Marion St., Oak Park. Charm, atmos phere and delicious food for the discriminating diner-out. MISS NORBY'S— 317 S. Wabash. Harrison 6345. Tea room, but just the place for breakfast, luncheon and dinner as well. SCHLOGLE'S — 37 N. Wells. A restaurant noted for its literary flavor and not less worthy for its more than fifty years of excellent victualry. Something of a show place. FICCADILLY — 410 S. Michigan. Harrison 1975. Special tea service — famous Piccadilly sandwiches, muffins toasted, marmalades, salads, cakes and ices. Luncheon and dinner served both a la carte and table d'hote. MITZI'S CHATEAU— 1342 E. 53rd. Plaza 8413. An attractive dinner house in the heart of the fine old Hyde Park district. PARKWAY TEA ROOM— 723 N. Michigan. Superior 3811. An ideal spot for luncheon, tea or dinner. Powell Sponsors WAX WORKS D??lTjBLAME ME~ Brunswick. Ethel Waters does her usual grand job. Reverse: Shadows on the Swanee" by Ethel Waters. MARCHING ALONG TOGETHER— Brunswick. "Blue Roses" on the other side. Both by Anson Weeks and his orchestra. Vocal choruses by Bob Crosby and by Carl Ravazza. AH- BUJ IS IT LOVE?— Brunswick. Reverse: "I've Gotta Get Up and Go to Work. Both from the Universal film "Moonlight and Pretzels." By Freddie Martin and his orchestra with vocal choruses by Elmer Feldkamp. WITH F U R . . the last word from Paris . . Tis fashion this Autumn to wear a suit from Powell dis tinguished by its tailoring, its finer imported woolen, styled with inimit able sophistication! A superb collec tion from which to choose. P O W E. L L 700 NORTH MICHIGAN September, 1933 13 Here s How and JVhere the *«*;*& *ototo for ", an after theatre supper • renowned for its unusual entrees • inimitable cuisine and service ,6' E OH/O ST. Century 0f n„ dinner ' ^- **» We,co, SWORGASBORD db^aRB 368f u me to our Dine and Dance in Cool Air in the TERRACE GARDEN Famous orchestras and smart floor revues to entertain you. 5:30 until closing. Dinner $1.50 and $2.00. No cover charge at any time. Phone Franklin 9600 for reservations. IF YOU DRIVE! ... We will park Your Car — 2 hours 50c; 8 hours 75c > / r epicureans 3824 Broadway la Ice view 10310 632.. ¦little Qlormand, LUMCNEON -TEA>Trr— 35c to 60c 5n i« c*cT 50c to 90c '55 EAST ERIE STREET Telephone DELaware 2334 F"st House East of Michigan Avenue *<*aJ* tf\Gtf ^ 7Z l->»«"-* \ uft •rva W^t t^^oot) 14* ST- * C^U^V Of .!^ bb33 . Cc"ceS phone V\cto»V VAaie \ rA. ith *>eer try our Imp ortc 4 Deli« xcics For ft Kg*1* ^C^ V^-^ #od 14 The Chicagoan Hospitable Dining Rooms IT,M & c /TAL/AN Cafp am/ MIKE FRITZEL GIVES YOU THE YACHT CLUB BOYS ( ADLER-KELLE Y-KERN-MANN) Presenting their own Original Songs aSNe10 DE MARCO And an Entire New Show $2.00 DINNER TILL 10:00 P. M. No Cover Charge Chicago's Smart Supper Club CHEZ PAREE 611 FAIRBANKS Del. 1655 ¦4/le *"' *> a >e ip son Drive Meet me at Wm ALL YOU CAN EAT of the best food at the Fair for 50c *} Aa\\ Q-#- enter trough ^TTH Or* Spanish Pavilion Tttfc REO CASANOVA m Paris at the Fair *ioor Show from 8 P. M. 'til dosii Dancmg to Tom Gentry's Orchestra No cover or minimui/cha^C/le^« *or Reservations Victory 5326 Mr. William M. Blair \\^ 0 t * . ~.;ra< O* *0* RV. e^^I^?^ ;stauta«V;od-3^ s^c •*rGe^an.T German *°° Oorrv er3S^atedbVGe^ 3tl\onsPjabeets September, 1933 a souvenir for mit nf tnuun fripnric UUl Ul lUWII IIICNUo No message or gift to out-of-town friends is more appropriate than THE CHICAGOAN World's Fair Book. To anyone who has been unable to come to Chicago to see the Century of Progress Exposition, this volume of 120 pages chock full of illustra tions is the best available substitute for the trip. To the hundreds of thousands who have been here and returned home, the World's Fair Book will bring back vivid memories and be treasured for years. No camera other than that of A. George Miller, official World's Fair photographer for THE CHICA GOAN, has been able to so graphically depict this tremendous spectacle. No pen other than that of Milton S. Mayer has been able to so forcefully present the romantic story of the inception and building of the Exposition. Weighing 20 ounces, the cost of mailing this book to all parts of United States ranges from 8 to 26 cents, depending upon its destination. To assist in placing this book in the hands of people who should know of Chicago's remarkable achieve ment, THE CHICAGOAN will absorb this mailing charge. To manufacturers and business houses: Special prices including mailing in lots of 50 or more to be mailed to your out-of-town customers will be quoted upon applica tion to Business Manager, Harrison 0035. THE CHICAGOAN PUBLISHING CO. 407 So. Dearb orn Street, Chicago, III. Enclosed ^ ind 50c for one copy of THE CHICAGOAN World's Fair Book. Without further cost to me, mail this copy to: Purchaser ... DOWN THE OLD OX ROAD— Brunswick. From the Paramount picture "College Humor." Bins Crosby with Jimmie Grier and his orchestra. They do "Blue Prelude" on the reverse side. THANK HEAVEN FOR YOU— Brunswick. From the Paramount picture "Inter national House." Other side: "My Bluebird's Singing the Blues" from the same film. Anson Weeks and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Art Wilson. HERE YOU COME WITH LOVE— Victor. By Leo Reisman and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Reisman himself. Reverse: "Don't Blame Me" by the same orchestra with vocal refrain by Howard Phillips. GET CANNIBAL— Victor. Reverse: "Cast Your Sins Away." Both by Joe Haymes and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Cliff Nazarro. STRINGIN' ALONG ON A SHOE-STRING— Victor. By Jan Garber and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Fritz Heilbron. Reverse: "Blue Roses" by the same orchestra with vocal refrain by Lew Palmer. SMOKE RINGS— Victor. Reverse: "A Heart of Stone." Both by Leo Reisman and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Harold Allen and by Fred Astaire. SHE'LL BE COMIN' AROUND THE MOUNTAIN— Victor. Reverse: "Old Mc Donald Had a Farm." Both by Charles Dornberger and his Mount Royal Hotel Orchestra with vocal refrains. JUNGLE DRUMS — Brunswick. Tango by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians. Reverse: "Bolero" by Hal Kemp and his orchestra. TOMORROW — Brunswick. By Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians with vocal trio. Reverse: "Time to Go" (from the late musical revue "Shady Lady") by the same orchestra with vocal chorus by Carmen Lombardo. ADIOS ARGENTINO — Brunswick. Tango by Don Alberto and his Argentine Orchestra. They play "Color de Rosa," another tango, on the other side. IT'S THE TALK OF THE TOWN— Brunswick. By Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra with vocal ensemble. Reverse: "That's How Rhythm Was Born" by the same outfit with vocal chorus by "Pee Wee" Hunt. FREE — Brunswick. By Hal Kemp and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Skinny Ennis. Reverse: "How We've Tried" by Ted Fio Rito and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Muzzy Marcellino. SHAME ON YOU — Brunswick. By Freddy Martin and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Terry Shand. Reverse: "Bless Your Heart," by the same band with vocal chorus by Elmer Feldkamp. LOUISIANA LULLABY— Victor. By Leo Reisman and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Howard Phillips. Reverse: "Give All Your Love to Me" by the same orchestra with vocal refrain by Edward Nell, Jr. ARE YOU MAKIN' ANY MONEY?— Victor. By Paul Whiteman and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Ramona. Reverse: "Ah, But Is it Love?" by the same orchestra with vocal chorus by Jack Fulton. Both numbers from the film "Moon light and Pretzels." CONSTANTLY— Victor. Reverse: "When It's Sleepy Time Down South." Phil Harris sings both numbers. THREE WISHES— Victor. By Ray Nobel and his orchestra with vocal refrain. Reverse: "Let Me Give My Happiness to You" by the same orchestra. Both numbers from the film "The Good Companions," recorded in Europe. SNOW BALL — Victor. Reverse: "Honey, Do!" Both by Louis Armstrong and his orchestra with vocal refrains and trumpet solos by Louis Armstrong. DINAH — Victor. By the Washboard Rhythm Kings with vocal refrain by David Page. The same outfit does "Nobody's Sweetheart" on the back side. Both numbers are absolutely for your library. WHEN AUTUMN COMES AROUND— Brunswick. Reverse- "My Moonlight Madonna." Both by Victor Young and his orchestra with vocal choruses by Paul Small. MY LOVE — Brunswick. By Bing Crosby with Jimmie Grier and his orchestra. Reverse: "I Would If I Could But I Can't" sung and played by the same swell people. WATCHING THE KNIFE AND FORK SPOON— Brunswick. Reverse: "Lazybones" (probably due to become a second "Stormy Weather"). Both by Don Redman and his orchestra with Redman singing the chorus for the first and Harlan Lattimore for the other. SWANEE MAMMY — Brunswick. The Boswell Sisters' version of "Swanee Woman," and on the other side they sing "Putting It On." OLD MAN HARLEM— Brunswick. Reverse: "By Heck," both by the Dorsey Brothers orchestra. THIS TIME IT'S LOVE — Brunswick. By Connie Boswell, with orchestra. Reverse: she sings "It's the Talk of the Town." MILENBERG JOYS — Victor. Reverse: "Blue Room." Both by Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra. The latter is a Rodgers and Hart number. IF LOVE WERE ALL— Victor.. .Reverse: "I'll See You Again." Both by Leo Reisman and his orchestra, from the film "Bittersweet" and written by t\|oc| Coward. TO BE OR NOT TO BE— Victor. Reverse: "Close Your Eyes." Both by Eddy Duchin and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Lew Sherwood. SHAME ON YOU— Victor. Reverse: "There's No Harm in Hoping." Both num bers by Eddy Duchin and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Lew Sherwood. WEEP NO MORE, MY BABY— Victor. Reverse: "Who Do You Think You Are?" Both are special interpretations by Ramona, with Johnny Green, the composer. TROUBLE IN PARADISE— Victor. Reverse: "It's the Talk of the Town." Both by Eddy Duchin with vocal refrains by Lew Sherwood. 16 The Chicagoan SAKS -FIFTH AVENUE North Michigan at Chestnut, Chicago READY . . . . To our customers we say our Fall Millinery Fashions are Ready. To women who have not yet discovered this smart shop : We invite your inspection, confident that you will like our interpretation of the Fall 1933 Mode. Spotlighting PINCH-PUNCH* Special 10.75 Just about a year ago, Saks-Fifth Avenue introduced a new idea in Women's hats with the first of the Chapelier men's felts (you remember the girl in the Camel ad?). * Pinch Punch I and II carried on the tradi tion of the soft, casual, rakish felt and its diverting harmony — by con trast to a charming feminine face. Pinch Punch III is the newest ver sion of this piquant mode — tilted at a delightfully impudent angle, made with a ridged crown with thumb print dents, with a brim turned up in back and a little feather stuck in the hatband. We're showing it in felt in a full range of sizes and all good colors for Fall. Millinery Fashions — Second Floor Sponsoring ANTELOPE Special 12.50 Second Floor Antelope, soft and silky, draped into the new full crowned turban — an unusual ornament completes the trim — in all good colors for Fall. introducing the felt brim hat by Descat Special 6.50 Third Floor A new felt brim suit hat in a full range of sizes and all good col ors for Fall. September, 1933 17 MARTHA WEATHERED Women who dress well . . . who know and cherish fine clothes . . . wear Martha Weathered fashions, created by Paris couturiers and by notable American designers. To choose your Autumn wardrobe here is to have a delightful adventure in Fashion. The very smart blue ensemble is in the new super-dylap fabric. The coat boasts a squirrel lining, the dress an adorable vestee and cuffs of red and blue challis. The wool crepe hat, with the peak pulled down over the right eye, completes the distinctive ensemble. Slim and sophisticated — the black French wool dress at the right. The collar closing high at the throat, and the cuffs are in Persian Lamb with red buttons to give dash. The hat perched over one eye is of Persian Lamb with a gay red pin. MARTHA WEATHERED SHOP IN THE DRAKE HOTEL WEATHERED MISSES SHOP 950 NORTH MICHIGAN CORNER OAK STREET 18 The Chicagqau Where There's a Will r TNDERSCORING facts and circumstances which have a way of slipping out of public mind, Mr. Milton S. Mayer reiterates in his article in this issue his faith in the World's Fair, his admiration for the gentlemen who created it and his wholesome intolerance of scoffers, wisecrackers and faint praisers. Mr. Mayer knows his World's Fair. We have the word of at least one major executive of the Fair that he knows it better than any other man. It is, today, just two weeks short of one year since he took pencil in hand and time by the forelock, first of his profession to become seriously inter' ested in the matter, and started his explorations of the then desolate and widely despaired of Fair Grounds. His stories in this magazine, accompanied by Mr. A. George Miller's no less faithful photographs, have set the pace for journalists everywhere, forecasting developments with unfailing accuracy, championing the Fair when not even its sponsors were speaking above a whisper, criticizing it when to do so was to defy civic lightning, believing in it, rooting for it, interpreting it, and selling it at the same time, to an indifferent, listless world. Hardened as we are to Mr. Mayer's adjectival shafts, his article in this number stirred us deeply. It took us back, sharply, to the begin ning of the thing, to the hopeless, dogged days of faithful, foolhardy persistence in a project without honor in its own country and without standing abroad. It made us remember the days when anyone you met could tell you, and would, that the crazy men dumping honest dollars into toy buildings over there on the lakefront ought to be locked up in some safe place. It took us back, for some reason to the morning of March 6. On that morning not even Mr. Mayer could have found a man, woman or child in this land of the brave ready to declare that A Century of Progress Exposition would not crumble pronto to dust away. It didn't have a chance. Fortwsately, we didn't have to write anything about the Fair on March 6. An issue of the magazine had gone to press five days before, containing confident predictions for an exposition successful beyond expectations. And before press time for the next issue had arrived a President unafraid had handled the bank situation, inspired a nation and — quite incidentally — guaranteed the success of the World's Fair by guaranteeing the success of the nation. Sorry to have had to remind you of the dark days, but hadn't you, too, almost forgotten them? Doesn't it shock you, too, to recall that the days were that dark no longer than six swift summer months ago? Now look at them. And now look at the Exposition. And, finding both of these fair, roll your own answer to the fellow whose attitude toward the NRA is what it was toward the Exposition before the millions began buying tickets. The Fair Tomorrow JT\ECLINING to contemplate the closing of the Fair, we wrote, on this page of the June number, "We prefer to think that a good many of the buildings will be preserved indefinitely and transformed into a correct kind of housing for attractions and facilities that will make of Burnham Park the Atlantic City of tomorrow and the day after. The setting is perfect for it. Chicago can become the nation's summer capital. Maybe it is not too early for the South Park Board or the City Council or the Association of Commerce or somebody to begin giving a little thought to the matter." Doing just that, The Chicago Tribune declared editorially, on September 3, "The great exposition in Grant Park should be made permanent. . . . The out standing and essential features of the Exposition should be made available to the people during the summer months each year. . . . The Tribune earnestly appeals to the business and civic leaders of the city to make the Fair permanent, to establish it firmly as a feature of the summer months. No more inspiring opportunity has been presented to our great community. It would be a tragedy to let it pass." The motion has been made and seconded. It has evident appeal. There are practical obstacles, naturally, though they are foothills alongside the mountains which Mr. Rufus Dawes and his aides have scaled. Contracts are adjustable when profits impend. Mayor E. J. Kelly, who has continued as head of the South Park Board, has looked with much favor and considerable hope upon the proposition. Within ten days after the close of the Fair, if not, indeed, before, business men of the town, preoccupied just now with the glad chore of serving the eager customer, can be depended upon to fall in line. If the gentlemen who have brought the Fair to its present brilliant estate can be persuaded to carry on, there can be no question as to the success of the sustained project. That Book, Again \ THIRD and final word with relation to the Fair pertains to The **" Chigagoan World's Fair Boo\, still the best volume, in our modest opinion, commemorating the Exposition. Unfamiliar as we are with the labyrinthian processes of physical distribution, we gather from a sheaf of sales reports furnished us by the circulation depart' ment that the strange power of printer's ink has not diminished with the onrush of invention. A cane, it appears, is still a walking stick. Trick hats, stamped insignia, badges, noise makers and sundry median- ical impedimenta of gaiety have their place. But a book is a souvenir. Having visited a place or witnessed an event, your adult human being yet must read about it and look at pictures of it. Accordingly, the demand for The Chicagoan World's Fair Boo\ is mounting at such a rate that we feel it a kind of duty to suggest that you reserve your Christmas supply now. It is unlikely that the holidays will offer a more suitable gift. Plainsman V Justice /^\UR attitude toward the metropolis which is the major subject of ^^ this magazine and its writers is and always has been that of spectator to play rather than one of dweller to residence. There is, we hold, no more dramatic, melodramatic, occasionally comic spectacle on this planet. We have made it our business to take Chicago as it comes, rejoice with it, laugh at it now and then, relish it always. We never should have thought to reform it. Reform is not our affair. We do not go in for that sort of thing. But we get a great kick out of the current goingS'On in the criminal courts, the evident stern determination to get something done abo%t the law'breaking situation and the frontiersmanlike dispatch with which sentences are being pronounced and executed. We always have regretted being born too late to participate in the city's headlong, hard-hitting adolescence. Adventure dwelt here. Life was real, danger was blood red and retribution swift. Official sophistication never has set well on Chicago shoulders. Now it has been put aside and the manner of the old days, fresh and invigorating, spontaneous and inspiring, is restored to vogue. Maintained, it is very likely to win for the city a reputation for peace and security that will penetrate the provinces even more dramatically than the Capone saga. From where we sit, this promises to be the best act in the play. Reintroduction TT gives us great pleasure to present in this number, as regular monthly contributors, Mr. Karleton Hacketty music editor of The Chicago Evening Post until its regrettable discontinuance, and Mr. Kenneth D. Fry, sports editor of the same highly respected journal. To these gentlemen and to their associates on a newspaper that will live forever in the works of its brilliant alumni smart Chicago had learned to look for intelligent, mature, dependable reporting of the civilized interests. Their silence has left the story of Chicago inconv pletely told. Their voices had become indispensable to the chorus of the metropolis. The Chicagoan is proud to reintroduce them to their discriminating public. Packard urges you lo borrow this yardstick XF YOU plan to buy a fine car this year, Packard has a yardstick it wants to lend you. That yardstick is the new 1934 Packard — a car deliberately designed to be the stand ard of value with which to judge all fine cars, American or European. And this year, more than ever, the fine- car buyer needs such a yardstick. For, within the past three years, there has been a revolution in automotive values. Engineers, taking the depression as a chal lenge, have accomplished miracles of im provement. The progress of a decade has been compressed into three "hard times" years. Old prejudices should no longer influence you in your choice of a fine car. Habit and hearsay are not safe guides, if you want to get the most for your money. Packard believes that this year, of all years, you should know! And the best way to know is to ride in every other fine car America can offer you. But ride in a Packard first Use the knowledge you get behind the wheel cf a new 1934 Packard to judge every other fine car. Measure your dollars in terms cf what Packard gives you for them. Then see if you can match Packard value in any other car — on either side of the Atlantic. And while you marvel at the performance of this new Packard, remember this — if you buy a Packard, you can plan to keep it at least five years. Five years from now your 1934 Packard will still give you peak performance. And five years from now your Packard will still be smart — for the lines of a Packard never wear out Why not telephone your Packard dealer today and ask him to bring a new Packard to your home? Take your choice of the new Eight, the new Super-Eight, or the new Twelve. Drive it. Dare other fine cars to match it. Do this, and we'll leave it to you "which car you'll want to own. We believe it will be a Packard. PACKARD 1934 THE YARDSTICK WITH WHICH TO MEASURE ALL FINE CAR VALUES The Packard Eight • The Packard Super. EigW The Packard Twelve PACKARD MOTOR CAR COMPANY OF CHICAGO Consult the Packard listing in your telephone directory for the address of the nearest branch or dealer 20 The Chicagoan Chicagoana The Month Around the Town and the Fair Grounds Collected by Donald Campbell Plant THE Administration's recovery campaign has at last been summarized in non'tech' nical terms. Our Selma, Ala., corre' spondent reports that Sampson Lightning came to town the other Saturday, just after cotton had crossed ten cents, to buy his winter suit of underwear. Sampson, who is ninetysome years old, plows his cotton on the spot where the capitol of the state of Alabama once stood, in the abandoned town of Cahawba. Ever since his emancipation by Marse Abe, Samp son has maintained a critical interest in the activities of the United States government, especially as they affect the price of cotton. As we say, Sampson came to town the other Saturday, and made for the bargain basement of Tepper Brothers. There Mr. Ben Tepper greeted him with, "Well, Sampson, what do you think of President Roosevelt?" "Mr. Ben," said Sampson, with the conviction of ninetysome hoary years, "It rilly am daylaht when dot white man crows." Repeal— When? TT seems to be all over, this spell of what is A called, for want of a better name, Prohibi tion. Wet leaders have hopes of carrying every state that votes; we haven't heard of any dry leaders' predictions. But we have been keeping a repeal scorecard. The White Rock people sent us, a few weeks ago, a little booklet that tells all about Repeal and Prohibition and about America changing her mind, being pretty sick of it all after thirteen years. The booklet has a score- card with states and dates when each is voting and a place to check the winner, wet or dry. (Also a lot of recipes, illustrations of proper glasses to use for various drinks and other mixing hints. For instance, did you know that a pony contains one ounce of liquid and a jigger one and three-quarters ounces?) And we've been keeping score on the Repeal scorecard. At writing twenty-five states have voted — have got down off the wagon to pick up the whip and walk along with the horse. While issue is on the presses four more states will have voted, probably for Repeal: Maine, Colo rado, Maryland and Minnesota. New Mexico votes September 19; Virginia, October 3; Flor ida, October 10; Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah and Kentucky, November 7. Idaho and Montana haven't yet set their voting dates. South Dakota and Ne braska are going to wait till November 6 and 7, 1934, to vote, but nobody knows why. Pos sibly South Dakotan and Nebraskan idiosyn crasy. Legislative action is pending in Oklahoma and Kansas; action is possible in Louisiana; and there hasn't been any action (for years and years) in Georgia and North Dakota. And there you are. By the end of the day's occupation on No vember 7 thirty-eight states will have cast their votes for or against Repeal. So two of them can double-cross the Union and go dry and everything will still be all right. We think it would be right nice if the laggard states — Nebraska and South Dakota (imagine waiting till November, 1934, to vote!), Louisiana (where action is possible), Georgia and North Dakota (where there hasn't been any legisla tive action at all) — were to secede quietly from the Union. Oh, yes, and is Mississippi still in the Union? Dramatizing Business /~\VER in the Travel and Transport Build- ^-^ ing there is a small drama company with perfect props that does about ten or twelve shows daily for the Fair visitors. Dramatizing business is really what it is, a new idea now, but it will be common practice before long, we imagine. And it all came out of radio. Marion McDonald conceived and is directing the little business show. She played in vaude ville and on the legitimate stage for several years, understudying a few of Broadway's bet ter actresses and finally became a writer and director of radio and vaudeville shows for an Eastern bureau. Then she came to Chicago and here made use of her knowledge of show manship in radio. Maybe you remember her as Marion of the "Marion and Peggy" skit on WIBO a couple of years ago. Up popped the lovely head of A Century of Progress and Miss McDonald wondered why some World's Fair exhibitor wouldn't go for her ideas of dramatizing business. She wandered around the Fair Grounds and even tually spotted among the many interesting ex hibits in the Travel and Transport Building old stage coaches, huge modern trains, amusing old-time trains with funny old engines. But, contrary to what they stood for — movement, 'I'LL BET RAMON'S BASKETS WIFE CAN CARRY THAN THIS!" MORE speed, travel — they rested there cold, quiet, still. There was history behind those old trains, she thought, and why didn't they dramatize it? So then she called on the Chi cago & Northwestern Railway people and presented her idea. She told them that their old train was just reeking with history and that they ought to do something about it — revive it, pageantry, romance, history. The railway people thought her plans were good and decided to give them a try. So Miss McDonald set about to revive that little old train. She dressed up a live man in an old conductor's uniform, pasted a walrus mustache on his upper lip; dressed up another actor in an engineer's outfit with an equally funny mus tache; rented some "flicker" lights which, when turned on, gave the impression that the train was in motion (an old show trick, that) ; put red lights in the little cabin to simulate the glow from the fire box. And the show began. The engineer rings the bell and Fair vis itors are attracted — old time "bally" in busi ness. They gather and crane their necks. The old conductor hobbles out and calls his stations, shouts "All aboard!" and the little train takes off — that is, the flicker lights make you think it's taking off, with all of the proper train-taking-off noises coming from a loud speaker. In the background, a voice on rec ord gives a soliloquy on transportation and the part that has been played by the Chicago & Northwestern in transportation. And in the foreground the conductor stands on the platform and hollers at the engineer, warning him not to hit another cow, asking the time, that sort of thing. In other words, the old time run of this early train is revived with enough realism to keep up the interest of the spectators. Other railroads and even an oil company, exhibitors at the Fair, have watched the crowds gathered before this exhibit, have decided that maybe they need a bit of showmanship and are dangling exciting contracts before Miss McDonald's eyes. And it all comes under dramatization of business. Jated Fiddler AS we got the story, she is a widow some- "**¦ where in the fifties, fleshily inclined. The bass violin player in one of the big-time or chestras is her fate, it appears. This is a bit awkward for all concerned, since the band spends a good four or five months out of the year traveling about the country on tour. The widow approaches her problem in a primitively simple way. She follows the band. Does it in her own sixteen-cylinder coupe, bearing hardships of life on the road with philosophy. The violinist abstractedly looks on the whole business as something beyond his range. He has never attempted to be even a melodic Don Juan. He has sad eyes and is devoted to September, 1933 21 NO SIREE LET RUFUS DAWES BEAT A PATH TO OUR DOOR!" Paganini. Sometimes before the current eve ning's engagement he rides about the town with the lady at her wistful request. At other times he may not see her for two or three days on end. She is anything but demanding; occasionally buys a trinket for him, but does not make a point of his wearing it. The en tire band has progressively become supplied with wrist-watches, stick-pins, and cigarette cases during the past few seasons. While the rest of the orchestra have grad ually got used to having her around, they are a little worried over the state of affairs but nobody knows just what to do. It seems as if a bass violin is enough for a man to have on his hands, but you can't tell a lady travel ing under her own power to lam on home. And besides, the bass doesn't complain. Just takes it and fiddles, and life goes on. T. 0. Spirit TV/TAYBE you haven't noticed it, but the -*-'-*¦ Post Office Department is taking a lively interest in the Fair. First, there's the new Post Office, said to be the finest Post Office building in the world. Then, there's the new station, offering complete postal facilities to visitors at A Century of Progress. Inspection of carrier uniforms has become more rigid, and all carriers have been instructed to wear broadcloth shirts — dressy shirts instead of the blue workshirts formerly permitted. And Postmaster General Farley has made it quite emphatic that postal workers are to be polite to the public at all times. What pleases us the most, though, is that the old Federal Building, grimy veteran of many years, has finally got the rest of its bath after being half clean for lo! these many months. Connoisseur ONE of the wealthy Negro hair prepara tion manufacturers up north has made it a custom to entertain her star salesmen and salesladies when they've done an exceptional selling job in their southland. The entertain ment consists of paying their railroad fare up to the city where she lives, meeting them at the train in her Rolls Royce and taking them on a tour of the plant followed by a trip to the offices and a banquet. One of the salesladies, a rather huge colored woman, was met at the station to be driven about the city. She kept evincing surprise at all of the sights around her. "Ain't this a wonderful, big city? My, my. But of co'se we has some nice things in Gawgia, too," she'd always add. When she saw the Rolls she just stared open-mouthed; it was the first she'd ever seen. After seating herself in the back seat with the head of the company, she ex panded upon the fineness of the car. "Madame, what kind of a car is dis anyway?" she asked as the big machine purred along quietly. "It's a Rolls Royce," the Madame said simply. The saleslady smiled and uttered a huge sigh of contentment. "Lordy," she said, "Ah thought at first it was a Buick, it rides so easy." Jree Lunch /~\NE of the Town's older speakeasies, now ^^ operating as a legal beer tunnel, has in stalled a kitchen and is serving free sand wiches. The owner told us that, despite the cost of piling up the sandwiches, business has improved over one hundred per cent. Of course when a customer eats a free sandwich and orders only one stein of beer the house loses money, but usually the customer has one sandwich and several beers, and then runs out and tells his friends about the place. Prob ably a lot more bars will follow this example. The sandwiches are good, too. Copy Keeper \T7E have just learned that probably the only complete file of Chigagoans, out' side of the office, is owned and kept by \Ir. D. G. C. Bramble. He has 'em all, from 'way back to date. Mr. Bramble is the owner of Sally's Waffle Shop up on Sheridan Road and Wagtayle's Waffle Shop on Loyola. He has in his file a copy of every issue of The Chicagoan since its birth. He told us he just started in saving them because he hated to throw them away, might want to reread something, might want to refer to one of them sometime. So he saved them, and the num ber grew and grew and is still growing. Immediately a new issue comes in, he rips it out of its envelope, reads it through and tucks it in his file. He doesn't know what he'll do with them all, just keep them prob ably, as he's been doing. It's a good idea and we approve. For who knows? Our office may be swept by fire or a tornado may jump in on us sometime, and we might want to refer to past issues ourselves. We'll know where to go if that happens. Heroes "T\ENIZENS, from eight to eighty, of the ¦^"^ small towns in Illinois and bordering states are ardent baseball fans and great fol lowers of the Cubs or White Sox. As a group "GOOD LORD! THE PENTHOUSE TENANTS PLANTED A GARDEN WHILE I WAS AWAY!" 22 The Chicagoan they are much more enthusiastic than Chi- cagoans. Newspapers and radios are the chief purveyors of diamond news, and the most re cent fielding gem or batting slump of any of the players on either Chicago team is discussed as soon as it occurs. Way up in Manawa, Wisconsin, the real kids of ten, eleven, twelve have been spend ing their pennies at the town's lone drug store for huge sticks of gum obtained by the drug gist from some novelty house. With each penny purchase the youngster is given his choice of a pin bearing the picture of a ball player, president, statesman, politician, Indian fighter, or some other world renowned indi vidual. It ought to offer some commentary on who are the real heroes among the youth of today to record the fact that three days after the supply of gum and pins had been received, practically all the pictures of our presidents were still unclaimed and unwanted, while the portrait of every one of the ball players was adorning the cap, sweater or shirt of some admiring boy. One kid did take a picture of Rutherford B. Hayes, who, if you haven't forgotten your history entirely, was at one time president of these United States of ours. The youngster admitted afterward, however, that he had made a mistake. He thought when he took it that it was a picture of the White Sox second baseman in civilian clothes. Hold for Release jDRIOR to the opening of the World's Fair, several old-timers suggested that the Fair issue a diploma to be sold to the visitors cer tifying that the holder had, in the flesh, at tended A Century of Progress. The World's Columbian Exposition did that, they pointed out, and on that occasion the diplomas sold like hot cakes. The Fair administration took the matter under advisement and decided No, people were too sophisticated for that these days; this was 1933. With the Fair about half way gone, the administration took a look at the visitors and decided Yes, people were not too sophisticated for that, in 1933. So plans were made to issue a World's Fair diploma. The Association of Arts and Indus tries, a highly respected Chicago society de voted to the advancement, etc., agreed to "ALL RIGHT! SHOOT THE TWO BITS!" prepare the diploma and publish it. The A. of A. and I. asked Mr. Thornton Wilder to write the words and Mr. Rockwell Kent to supply the music. Mr. Wilder, a generous young man ever, said he would write the text of the diploma providing his name would not appear on it. Mr. Kent said he would not be able to paint a picture for it. The week-end the text was to be in the hands of the A. of A. and I., Mr. Wilder left Chicago (where he is a professor in a local university) for a week-end in New Haven. In New Haven Mr. Wilder wrote "WELL, INSPECTOR— WHAT DID YOU FIND?1 the text for the World's Fair diploma. It was, of course, high formal, beginning, "To my grandchildren and their grandchildren," and about half way down there was a line reading, "Lighted through the genius of man with the rays of Arcturus. ..." The A. of A. and I. was anxious to get the copy, so Mr. Wilder thought he'd send it by the lightning. He telephoned one of our lead ing telegraph companies and dictated it. The next morning the A. of A. and I. in Chicago gathered 'round for a reading of Mr. Wilder's diploma text. It began, as recorded by the telegraph company, "To my grandchildren and their grandchildren," and about half way down there was a line reading, "Lighted through the genius of man with the rays of our tourists. . . ." Weems Scions TT was about midnight one recent evening at A Lincoln Tavern; the place was jammed. A lone young man entered, without companion or party. He asked for Jack Huff. When that entrepreneur appeared, the young man asked, "Are You Jack Huff?" "I am," re- plied Jack Huff (for it was he) . "Is that Ted Weems," asked the lone guest. "It is," re sponded Huff. The young man approached orchestra leader Weems. "Are you Ted Weems? The Ted Weems?" he queried. "Yes sir, I am," said Weems. "Well,", said the lone young man, "I am also a great-great- grandson of Parson Weems. What do you think of that?" And he headed straight for the bar. September, 1933 23 'th whee e socia ¦By Mrs. Oliver Towne- / THERE NEVER WAS SUCH A PARTY . . . there are ways of entertaining and there are ways of entertaining, but Edward Everett Altrock, I am quite sure, is a blessing in disguise to THOSE who have been seeking the perfect host ... A VIC TORIAN NIGHT CLUB is something new and perhaps its influence will be felt when other night clubs are being planned . . . Small wonder, then, that the new Chez Altrock is a splendid place. The tables were lovely with large, marigold glass plate ... a red, a white and a blue begonia . . . With all of the repressed taste of the true Japanese, which Mr. Altrock claims to be. The first night guests will never tire of talking of Millie St. Gaudens Millay, the dancer. Millie was lovely in opaque chiffon, with three tiers and a tiger of scarlet organdie truffles . . . Social poise and conventionality to the contrary, the intelligent assemblage of guests arose en masse and cheered when she did her lovely Rope Dance Macabre . . . After the dance we each helped ourselves to a strand of rope as a memento of that gala occasion . . . The club couldn't be more ideal . . . Mr. Altrock has done a lovely and most amusing job of decorating . . . and who would ever even SUSPECT that he had done those lovely murals himself . . . \ J Mrs. Oliver Towne While White Rock Bubbles Ed Altrock Opens New Night Rendezvous By Hazel Dawn TSETSE . . . tsettt . . . I, Tim Tsetse, certainly had a tsetse sort of evening at the new Chez Altrock last night with Fanny Ward and her husband, General Sherman, famed as the author of "Sherman's March to the Sea for Ships," or was that Sousa? Fanny was with him at the time. This morning I, Tim, feel as though I'd been with him, too. Personal to the Society Desk . . . Mrs. Gowdy-Altrock, she in sists on the hyphen, will not be back from Europe with the three children till next Spring . . . Speaking of Ed Altrock ... I, Tim, attended the opening of his newest venture into cabaret buz- zyness . . . the Chez Altrock. A special sting to Ed for grab bing up the lovely Millie St. Goodyear Millay and then put ting panties on her . . . Maybe Mrs. Gowdy-Altrock isn't in Europe after all . . . * * * Altrock-ed to Sleep I mustn't forget to fly over and sting Mike Hall (orchestra leader and former turf man) for not rendering my favorite piece "When the Dawn Comes Up Like Thunder" written for me by Ethel Barrymore . . . A stingaree to Ed Altrock be cause he plans to close his new night club in two weeks ... A double tset to De Barnstorm and El Grecco for doing one of the grandest dances I've, Tim've, ever seen done on a night club floor . . . Also a tset to our waiter, Ed's cunning nephew, Louie Villanova (Spanish lad). for picking up my shoe that I'd slipped out of and that'd been kicked out from under our table. Won Yale Award A stingaree but in the "hi boy" fashion to Ben Bernie and Charlie Riley for helping Harry Richman sing those two new numbers . . . Winchell we three meet again, in thunder lighten ing or at the Casino on North erly Island ... A double sting aree to J. P. Morgan for not vis iting the Midget Village ... A tset to Millie St. Goodyear Mil- lay, who at long last has thought of something else to use for dancing except fans . . . She uses a fish net . . . Maybe a Stuyvesant Pish net . . . Lastly, here's one about Millie Millay ... It seems she is devising another near- nude dance in which she will use nothing but incense sticks . . . Punk? . . . Wait and see . . . Ugh and Tset . . . What'll come off next? IN ONE EYE By Florida Waters- There is an undercurrent of gaiety in the night air ... it is the beginning of a New Season . . . Anything can Happen and prolly will! Prolly the most Amusing night club Opening we've attended in ever so long a time Was Ed Altrock's Formal Opening of his lovely, divine new Chez Altrock . . . There aren't any Windows in the club, but if there were Mr. Altrock said they would be prolly draped in Slate-colored Chintz . . . Nize to think about anyway . . . The tables are all covered with Beige Roue with accessories to match . . . Our favorite Color if ever . . . Millie St. Goodspeed Millay, in a brown and white Hairnet, did her famous Halo Dance, wear ing only a cellophane Halo as a\ garment . . . Halo there, Millie! The murals which decorated the walls of the Chez Altrock are divine. They were done by one of our Local Mural artists whose name we can't Remember and prolly couldn't spell correctly if we did! . . . They are vari-col- ored animules some wearing/ White Linen blouses jumping from Limbs of trees and to and fro with Complete Abandon . . . Mine Host Altrock appeared and reappeared wearing grey suede' trousers and a black checked Jacket . . . * * * CARLOADS OF FUN AND FROLIC . . . and evybody having a Suwell Time . . . People mill ing around and hovering about the Blue and Silver Bar . . Stage celebs, orch. leaders . . . Ben Bernie smiling all over the Place . . . and waving his Seegar to Mr. Khayyam, who wandered in looking for Oats! Was that a laugh! The Old Maestro, as they call him, was milling' around looking for Oats and also for the divine Charlie Riley . . . When in popped Mr. Khay yam's lovely head, naying for Ben . . . More Fun! . . . Mike Hall and his orch. play Gurand Music . . . There were many Floral Offerings! . . . Mrs. Artemus McMoe did a pulenty smart Impromptu waltz with Eddie Gillfillan along about fivish A.M. that brought Motch Applause . . . Mrs. Mac wore a swellelegant brown matisse . . . Stunning! . . . The Homer Pig- gyans had a table filled with friends . . . "Snow" Jauntleft, "Snow" Plowe, the Tom Col linses, the Walter van Saddles, Harry Richman, Ben Bernie, Vincent Lopez, Orch. Leader Mike Hall's uncle, a Mr. Kit- teridge from Louisiana . . . Evy body called him Cunnel! Cute? . . . After cocktails, backgam mon, polo, yachting, squash and Cocktails pradically evybody danced to the divine music by Mike Hall and his Seven Hall- room Boys ... It was over all too soon . . . and we gnashed our Toofs wishing it was just Starting . . . BUY IN SEPTEMBER AND BUY AMERICAN! Beyond the Mike with ELMER TAYLOR = Radio Editor = The morning mailbag has this . . . That Ed Altrock, handsome night life entrepreneur, has opened a new spa — the Chez Altrock, but didn't let me know about it until today. I hovered around the micro-front last night and heard the opening broadcast over NRA. Who WOULDN'T sit up and listen to Mike Hall's orch . . . Mike's leather collar is made espe cially for the Baron of the Baton . . . Millie St. Goodnight Millay's WONG — Chez Altrock contract has been ex tended for eight weeks . . . Incidentally, Chez Altrock will not be able to stay open that long. Daily events of far less importance are re layed thither to the hinterlands merely be cause they originate in New York ... A man wrote to me asking if it were true that Ed Altrock was going to open a new night club in Chicago . : . He is Millie Millay Ed. E. Altrock a hotel man, and Altrock owes him $63 What price fun? MINUTE BIOGRAPHY: Ed E. Altrock: Born in Pittsburg, Kansas, 1899 . . . Was roped and hog-tied before he could be got out of grammar school . . . Eventually found himself en rolled in Kansas School of Mines where he made Kappa Alpha Theta . . . Later they were mar ried . . . Altrock ran away and joined circuit racing company, playing trumpet in their orch . . . Came to Chicago and started in selling malt, hops and opium on street corners . . . Made money, but didn't send for his deserted wife . . . Opened night club called, after him, Chez Al trock, last night, but didn't send out ALL of his invitations on time. (I'm not kidding!) 24 The Chicagoan Ed. E. Altrock Opens Grand New Club By Charlie Flynn. Edward E. Altrock last night opened his Chez Altrock amid a blaze of mazdas and celebrities and it was, to my way of thinking, just about one of the finest openings I have ever had the pleasure of attending. What I'll never be able to understand, I think, is why the pleasant Mr. Altrock did not begin his venture earlier in the summer when Ed. E. Altrock visitors and native Chicagoans would have flocked to his novel night life rendezvous. Mr. Al trock is a host of exceptional merit and there was a beautiful floral display of flowers that he had received from his host of friends and well-wishers in his new venture. But the question of why Mr. Altrock did not open his cabaret earlier will probably go unanswered. The entertainment, under the direction of Al Eetrock, is very good and pleasing. Millie St. Goodyear Millay does, in her platter dance, one of the most pleasing and interesting dances I have had the pleasure of wit nessing for a long time. * * * Mike Hall's Music. Mike Hall and his Seven Hall- room Boys make the music, and mighty good music it is, I think. The new policy sponsored by Maestro Hall of having no brasses nor strings or even a kettle drum is new and mighty pleasant. I think Mike Hall will go a long ways in the music world of today and he will prob ably, I think, be remembered for having dispensed with brass es, strings and kettle drums from his fine orchestra. Maestro Hall is a former jockey and then he went into music, and what music! The remainder of the enter tainment is very good, too. Florry Mehafey is a dancer of exceptional merit. De Barn storm and El Grecco are a re fined dance team as I ever see. I hope to go back to the Chez Altrock to witness their grace like dancing again soon. Nate Owensberg is an exceptionally funny comic and certainly gets off some fast gags, each good for a laugh. The chorus of eight very Pretty girls called the "Moham medans" is wholly adequate and certainly know how not to wear clothes. Ed Altrock, the screen star, who will be remembered princi pally for his fine role as the conductor on the East Coast R.R. In that super-picture called "Florida Ho! Ho!", certainly de serves a lot of credit for bring ing to this city one of the best looking night clubs and mighty fine entertainment that we've had for some time. He will be principally remembered for his famous movie roles as he is a former movie star. I hope to go back again to the Chez Al trock to witness Mr. Altrock's fine show. I'll say. RIVER RIRE OR Log-rolling the Loop By Winnie Wabash (carnations) if you had offered me a rose, then love would have done for us. i fear i should have tweaked your nose; for roses are quite poisonous. and now that it is growing darker i see the gliost of dorothy packer; i hope it hasn't come to stay — 'cause there's the breath of dear Millay. RICKY-TICKY-TAVY, WHO SPILLED THE GRAVY (or BE smart, i don't care!) . . . Won der how true it is . . . the state ment made by HOST AL TROCK, of the CHEZ AL TROCK, that he expects to stay open at least a week ... a week is a long time, but a "red sun at night is the sailor's delight!" ... the CHEZ ALTROCK open ing reminded me of a certain KING LEVINSKY epigram (and WHAT epigram does NOT re mind me of KING LEVIN- SKY?) ... it ran something like this, "you can't burn the candle at both ends, but you'll be a man, my son!" * * * THE CROWD REACTION to the ALTROCK REVUE con firmed my suspicions that MIL LIE ST. GOODYEAR MILLAY and her fish-net dance is superb . . . and i have always thought that MIKE HALL was a better orchestra leader and M. C. than he was a race horse . . . MR. ALTROCK told me that as soon as the BELMONT season is over he expects to bring EQUI POISE out as M. C. to make the place a bit RACIER! . . . CLAP HANDS for AL'S new color scheme, too . . . green and jade. * * * SAW SEVERAL celebs ... at BEN BERNIE'S table were HARRY RICHMOND, WAL TER (columnist) WINCHELL, JEFF BERNIE, JEFF MACK- AMER, FLOYD GIBBONS, O. O. McINTYRE, HARRY RICHMOND, SARA TEAS- DALE, SIR MONTAGU NOR MAN, SIR EDGAR GUEST, SIR CHARLIE RILEY, SIR TAL- LULAH BANKHEAD, SIR HARRY LAUDER, SIR HAR RY RICHMOND, SIR KLON DIKE O'DONNELL and MATA HARI ... SIS (poetess) WILL- NER was entertaining, tho' really not doing very much about it, PAT and FREDDY (NBC) VON AMMON, PETER (gag artist) ARNO, RUBE ("Bunk") GOLDBERG, CLARA ("Bunk") BOW, CHUCK BOWEY, GEN. ("Landslide") SHERMAN, FREDDY (Amos 'n' Andy) VON AMMON, UL- DINE (NBC) UTLEY, GLADYS ("General") BENTLEY, HERB (Terrace Garden) SMOLEN . . . And at CHARLIE (Pabst Ca sino P. A.) RILEY'S table were FRANK ("Peerless Leader") CHANCE, BIG ED DELA- HANTY, "Hit-'em-Where-They- Ain't" WILLIE KEELER of the famous BALTIMORE ORI OLES, RUBE WADELL, OR- VAL OVERALL, MONTE PARKE, CY WILLIAMS, HEINIE ("Peerless Leader") ZIMMERMAN, JOHNNY KLING, a man named STEIN- FELDT, an unidentified man whose necktie kept slipping all the time and CHARLIE ("Peer less Leader") RILEY . . . i won der if that blonde who was look ing at CHARLIE was looking at CHARLIE. * * * THE WHOLE CUBS baseball team was there, too . . . and when HOST ALTROCK asked them to go into their routine they responded, "Sorry, Al, but we did not bring our fans!" Save Our Softools! *Name of a river in Southern France. CHEZ ALTROCK? s Where Mondays are Balbo Nights Wednesdays are Malta Nights Fridays are Pastrami 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, MSr. AL EETROCK, Gen. Mgr. "SPORT" KING'S HANDICAPS At Presstime MEANING CLOUDY; WRITTEN FAST FIRST — Six frills and a furbelong; plenty of allowances made. Horse. PP. Wt Bud Doble, 9 175 The Dowager, 3 108 Dorothy Dearborn, 6....110 Social Whirl, 2. 109 Listening In, 10 _...218 Behind the Mike, 8 120 Rob Heel, 11 122 Pair Nights, 4 178 Hit or Miss. 5 120 Views and Profllee, 1....107 Line o' Type, 12 180 Ahead of Times, 7 116 Jockey. Prob.Odds L. Fitzgerald....l-1 H. Young.... 2-1 Scratched — Donald Dearborn. Willner 2-1 Field. 3-1 Taylor 2-1 Turner. 6-1 Flynn. 4-1 Krueger. 8-1 Morgan 10-1 Provines 20-1 Little 30-1 Borden 50-1 xMud. Comment. Class. Looks all over the winner here AA Consistent against her own sort...- A xFilly with a lot of early speed. A xRecent efforts show improvement. - AA Slow starter; weight may stop. A Enough speed to get part of purse B Record recommends her B l»ng time since he was close C Long shot with something of a ehanca D Change of stables may help. B Haven't watched workouts for seven years..D xOutclassed; cannot recommend; pass F Fair Night ¦By Bert Krupp- Eyed and heard among the brighter spots last night: Women wearing evening gowns . . . men wearing dinner jackets (tuxedos) and "tails" ... at the Chez Altrock . . . helping Ed Altrock dedicate his new night club . . . My first visit outside the Fair Grounds since A Century of Progress opened ... or since I started writing this column . . . whenever that was ... It must seem years ago to the proof-reading department . . . No peep-shows here ... I suggested to Ed that he get sev eral coops of baby chicks . . . and then advertise his "peep" shows . . . also that he have Mil lie St. Goodyear Millay, his Florida dancer and antithesis — a big word, I know — of the fan dancers . . . that he have her wear a bear-skin overcoat . . . and advertise "Millie St. Good year Millay, who dances in her bare skin" . . . but Ed said you didn't spell it that way . . . I'll put that one over yet . . . * * * Funny Joke, So What? Ed Altrock is a cracker-wise as well as an entrepreneur — a big word — and was telling me this one: He has advertised in the amusement sections of all the daily papers, right next to the sycophantic — a big word — write- ups about the Chez Altrock in the editorial columns, "Millie St. Goodyear Millay, sensational dancer who dances in her bare skin," and was planning to have Miss Millay do a dance in a bear skin. And one night a drunk came up to him and asked him if it were a peep-show. J. P. Morgan asking Frank Morgan if those people at the next table were Gene Morgan, Daniel Morgan, Henry Morgan and Bill Morgenstern . . . Judge Kolepszki waving to Helen Mor gan, who was there too . . . Ben Bernie asking Harry Richman for his autograph . . . Ben Bernie asking Vincent Lopez for his autograph . . . Vincent Lopez asking Ben Bernie for his auto graph . . . Charlie Riley asking J. P. Morgan for his autograph . . . Harry Richman asking Wal ter Winchell for his autograph . . . Walter replying that he couldn't write . . . Everybody yelling, "We knew it all the time!" * * * Mr. Joe Moriarity, the Fair Grounds guardian of modesty, stopping in to see if Millie St. Goodyear Millay were really dancing in her bare skin . . . Col. Ginsberg of the Flying Gins bergs asking Joe Moriarity for his autograph. * * * WORTH SEEING: Mike Hall conducting his Seven Hallroom Boys orchestra . . . and ordering seven bottles of champagne . . . Ben Bernie dashing out to place a bet on Mr. Khayyam because he'd heard that horse was en tered in a maiden two-year-old race . . . Charlie Riley dashing out to see what happened to that blonde who was looking at him in Winnie Wabash's column. EPTEMBER, 1933 ,*5fiS. 3^«:^>!*?*''"*i^ MAJOR FREDERIC McLAUGHLIN A Portrait Sketch by R. H. Palenske responsible for the unprecedented success of the recent east-west polo matches, father of hockey in these parts, major Mclaughlin is a dominant figure in Chicago sports ACTION AT ONWENTSI A By PALENSKE THE DISTINGUISHED PAINTER OF HORSE SUBJECTS PRESENTS BITS OF STRENUOUS ACTION CAUGHT AT THE EAST-WEST POLO MATCHES PLAYED AT ONWENTSIA, WON BY THE WESTERN TEAM, AND (AT BOTTOM) A BRILLIANT SKETCH OF THE PICKET LINE Q >s^ >&*•>. '•'¦'¦" V,&';.' ¦¦¦'«.• <-.. ¦* ^¦^S^k."^ EAST WEST POLO SNAPSHOTS BY JACK MC DONALD MRS. FREDERIC McLAUGHLlN PRESENTED TROPHIES TO THE MEMBERS OF THE WEST TEAM AFTER THE DECIDING GAME barbara, charming daughter of major and mrs. frederic Mclaughlin, poses with her mother WILL ROGERS GAVE THE WESTERN PLAYERS A LITTLE FATHERLY ADVICE BEFORE THE HARD FOUGHT FINALS ¦ . ¦ "** -. THE WESTERN MOUNTS UPSET THE EXPERTS' DOPE BY OUT-RUNNING AND OUT-STAYING THE EASTERN HORSES A FAST BIT OF ACTION AT THE BOARDS WITH HITCHCOCK AND SMITH RIDING FOR THE BALL THE EASTERN PLAYERS REST BETWEEN CHUKKERS SURROUNDED BY DETERMINED AUTOGRAPH SEEKERS THE MATCHES WERE DISTINGUISHED BY QUALITY OF PLAY, SPIRITED COMPETITION AND SPORTSMANSHIP King Horse The Polo Games — Equipoise — World's Fair Horse Show By Jack McDonald WILL ROGERS, the Claremont, Okla homa, boy, who is making good in all the big cities, aptly described the recent East- West polo matches at Onwentsia by saying, "It was mighty tough going, but the Western hill billies certainly whipped those Eastern dudes." There you have a synopsis of the series. The two teams were made up of the best polo talent in the country, evenly matched and superbly mounted. The gallery was large and appreciative, with delegations present from Long Island and the West Coast. (I under stand that every Texan who had either a car or railroad fare was on hand to root for the two Texas cowboys, Cecil Smith and Rube Williams.) The East had many supporters, for Winston Guest and Michael Phipps had made many friends during the Indoor matches here last winter. Club house gossip more or less conceded the series to the Eastern boys; in fact many Pullman and plane reservations to New York were booked for the day following the sec ond game. The betting odds were two to one, although many staunch western support ers were accepting friendly wagers at even money. The New York reservations had to be cancelled, for everyone stayed for the third and final game, and saw Thomas Hitchcock, Junior, suffer his first defeat in any major polo series. The United States Polo Association will have to bear a couple of these hard rid ing western boys in mind when picking the next international team. The first game was one of the finest ever played, but don't take my word for it. Ask Jay Phipps, Major McLaughlin, Herb Lorber, or any one of the fifteen thousand fans that turned out for the game. From the moment that Captain Wesley White threw out the first gleaming ball to the final whistle, it was anyone's game, with both clubs in there fight' AIDAN ROARK, WEST COAST STAR, DONS HIS COMPLICATED LEG AND KNEE GUARD RAYMOND GUEST AND THOMAS HITCHCOCK IN A CONFERENCE ON PLAYING TACTICS ing. It was first class polo, a little rough, but lightning fast and few mistakes were made. A motion picture of that game would make a complete primer for a beginner at polo. The game was a surprise from the begin ning, for the East did not step out and take command as everyone had expected. In fact, the Western boys showed every indication of not allowing the East to get within striking distance. In the fifth chukker, Cecil Smith, number three of the West, had a bad spill, necessitating one of the longest "timeouts" ever seen on the polo field. Play was sus pended for an hour, but Smith was finally able to get up and play the remainder of the game. It's almost impossible to pick an outstanding player in polo of this class, but Cecil Smith's long accurate penalty shots and the excellent defensive play of Raymond Guest must be mentioned. The first game ended with the West in the lead, fifteen to eleven. Hitchcock made some changes in the line-up of his team for the sec ond game, Winston Guest going to one, with Earle Hopping, Junior, taking Michael Phipps' place and playing number two. This new combination seemed to click perfectly, and although the score was tied once at five all, the West was never able to take the lead. Not only were the Westerners beaten, twelve to eight, in this game, but they also lost the services of their star number three, Rube Wil liams, who had the misfortune to break his leg during the seventh chukker. Neil Mc Carthy, who with Carleton Burke had been managing the Western team, went on in Wil liams' place for the rest of the game. With Williams out of the line-up, the West was given little chance of winning the third and final game, until Eric Pedley, west coast star and former internationalist, was hur riedly summoned. He hopped a plane and arrived in Lake Forest in time to have two days' practice with his team mates. The early periods of the third game found the East with a slight edge, but then the Westerners seemed to get adjusted, and with Cecil Smith forcing the play, began to pull away. In the very last moment of play, Elmer Boeseke took a nasty fall and seemed to be badly injured, but when the trophies were awarded, was up and smiling. The final score was twelve to six with the West leading. In race track vernacular, one would say the West won going away. The audience at the matches saw a series of acci dents and mishaps that were unusually spec tacular but, with the exception of Williams' broken leg, were not very serious. At this writing Hitchcock is confined to his bed with a concussion received in the second game, but he is expected to be up and around shortly. Major McLaughlin, Chicago's Dean of Polo, says that the most significant feature of the entire series is that the Western team, mounted almost entirely upon American bred ponies, was able to outrun the Easterners, who were playing beautifully trained imported mounts. Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock, Senior, on behalf of the American Horse Association, presented medals to the best playing pony of each team. These medals went to Red Ace, an American bred pony owned by Elmer Boeseke, and to Manuel, an Argentine, the property of Ray mond Guest. The beautiful silver trophies were presented to the Western team by Mrs. McLaughlin. This presentation scene had all the earmarks of a New York May Day riot, except that the Mounted Police were not on hand. The original plan of awarding the cups in the center of the polo field went awry, and the long table with the trophies, Rube Williams with his crutches and chair, and scores of newsreel and press {Continued on page 59) NAWAB ZAHEERUDDINKHAN, HIS WIFE AND MRS. M. TIMMINS ATTENDED THE GAMES September, 1933 29 KARLETON HACKETT DEAN OF CHICAGO MUSIC CRITICS, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, CLUBMAN, RACONTEUR, INTELLECTUAL EPICURE AND GENTLEMAN-ABOUT- TOWN, MR. HACKETT IS WELCOMED THIS MONTH TO THE STAFF OF "THE CHICAGOAN" Sing a Song of Symphonies And Make Your Cheque Payable to the Treasurer THE Chicago symphony orchestra has made up its mind (finally) to start a drive for new subscribers. To you sit ting comfortably on the sidelines this may not seem like so much, but for the trustees who had to give the word it was something like rending the veil of the sanctuary. But it had to be, less worse befall. The Chicago symphony orchestra, like every other symphony orchestra in this country, has been, and for the matter of that still is, in a parlous state. More money had to be got from some where and it was jolly well up to the trustees to find it. The orchestral association is a closed cor poration, self-perpetuating and a law unto itself. This is the theory of the constitution, but what is a constitution worth in these days? In point of fact it is a quasi-public servant having charge of the most important thing we saved out of the wreck and there would be the deuce and all to pay if they should let anything go wrong with it. One thousand new subscribers are needed and must be had, so the drive is on. There are something like 4,000,000 people living in the territory properly tributary to the orches tra. One thousand from 4,000,000. It would seem as though it ought to be possible. Ah! But think of the New England traditions of respectability, the true cold roast Boston, that had to be broken down! Should we put our artistic virtue on public sale and hawk our wares in the market place like the veriest hucksters? There is a story going around of an old' time orchestra patron who on returning from a stay in another orchestral city gazed with renewed shock on the empty rows of the Thursday night concert. (The stay-at-homes get used to it and don't mind so much, or at best merely shrug their shoulders.) But this one, refreshed by the outer air, felt that "something must be done about it." So, in the intermission, he had the courage to tackle one of the powers that be, telling about the suc cessful drive just accomplished in the city where he had been spending the winter and that the same could and should be done here or the thing would die from dry rot. (Pretty bold words for the sacred precincts of Orches tra Hall.) The powers that be listened courteously and answered somewhat as follows. "Yes, we probably could fill up the hall by an intensive drive but should we not get a lot of people who really don't belong?" And that was that. But the pressure became too great and they have made ready to take the plunge— and, gosh, how they hate it. Since a drive it must be, they propose to make it the genuine article with noise enough so that everybody will hear it. 1 HE Chicago symphony orchestra is our pride and joy. Those intelli gent Chicagoans who never in person dark- By Karleton Hackett ened its doors, but had sense enough when out of town to brag about it, will now be given the opportunity of showing their civic pride by coming across. And if they greet this opportunity with the same lofty indiffer' ence as in the past, other means will be em ployed. This is to be no kid-glove affair but brass tacks stuff. Whether or not the pur' chasers of tickets attend in person is a matter of no particular importance, but buy the tickets they must and shall. That's the talk. We are a people of mass production and circus advertising. There is no sense in the orchestra's striving to fight the current, so they might as well jump in and do as things are done. One thousand new subscribers out of a 4,000,000 possibility — the strong arm will do it. They have even decided to advance the opening date to the first Thursday of October to give the last rush of the World's Fair visit ors a treat and show that they are alive. Power to them. Frederick Stock stuck to his traditions by crossing the pond, partly for his annual Kur and partly from that unconquerable upwelling of hope that this time he would stumble on an unknown masterpiece. At least he will know what is doing and bring back some thing. Eric DeLamarter, too, has been nos ing around over there and came back with tales of seeing, and with his own eyes too, Nans and Jews fraternizing in mutual friend' liness like lion and lamb; believe it or not! In mid August was celebrated the Chicagoland music festival, The Tribune s annual gesture before the American ideal of The Bigger and Bigger. It was a grandiose spectacle with a bit more of every thing than ever before, save of the public; bands of all sizes and ages each outvying the others in gorgeous array and with drum ma' jors — of both sexes — properly high'Stepping; choruses white and black numbering thou' sands; school children by the hundreds in a ballet that was one of the prettiest effects of the evening; prize-winners in all their glory and conductors in shoals and each given a chance to do his stuff. The "stroke of the eye," as the French put it, was very fine, and to the amplifier, which made the great gathering possible, we pay our tribute of admiring wonder even though one of us, at least, cannot quite love it. In all such tremendous assemblages there is an inevitable confusion between the eye and the ear, the one leading the other to expect something that it never receives. You gaze out upon that mass, three thousand in the chorus and two thousand band players, and you naturally expect an overpowering out burst of sound. But you receive nothing from that mass upon which your eye is fixed. It is from an altogether different direction that the amplifier sends the tone to you, and this is upsetting. Then, too, you soon realize that a good band of normal size can play very much better than this tremendous mass, just as a chorus of reasonable size can sing more effectively. Why cannot the amplifier be modestly placed at the rear instead of standing so con spicuously in front? And is it not disconcert' ing to realize that the single voice of the an' nouncer can be stepped up to greater volume than all the thirty massed bands? Well, patience, and shuffle the amplifiers. Tears, metaphorical and crocodilian, have been shed over the lack of "music" at The Fair, this, of course, meaning music for the truly refined, since of the other kinds there has been enough and to spare. Music in its higher ranges is not quite in keep ing with the Fair spirit and, in addition, it costs too much. Exhibits in staggering pro' fusion are offered free while only "entertain' ments" have the nerve to charge a fee and, my dear, you know what these are. Symphony concerts and opera performances require the leisurely attitude of mind and de' mand great sums of money. They are not General Motors nor General Electric — alas and alack. The Fair authorities, having the music figures for all previous fairs on their books, would not touch highbrow stuff with any length of pole. Then who shall pay? The visitors? Don't be silly. As the public cannot pay the bills for opera and symphony during the beastly winter, why expect them to rise to such artistic heights in the good old summertime and with millions of exhibits free? Last spring an effort was made to raise money for a Hall of Music with the fairest of the fair gathered into the Friends of Music for the energizing principle. They at least made a record for the number of pictures they got in the newspapers, so the campaign cannot be considered a failure, even though they raised no building. Perhaps just as well, since where would the money have come from to fill the Hall with music? Frederick Stock naturally was disgusted, not so much because he wished to show off his orchestra to the visitors, as to give the men work and keep them together. What would the visitors have done when they stood before the Hall of Music and read the announcement: "Tickets $1.50"? The San Carlo Opera Company will open at The Auditorium Sep' tember 18. Fortune Gallo has always given a good show and doubtless will this time; ca' pable artists in the popular repertoire, with prices from twenty-five cents to $1.10. What more would you ask? Opera companies are sprouting almost over night. If the boom in business is really on and we have money to spend, we shall again spend it for opera. The season is on. Now for the money. September, 1933 31 Dog Days in the Theatre The Touch of Autumn Brings A Mellow Mood of Retrospection THE breezes off the Lake are cooler. Waistcoats are forsaking the innocuous desuetude of closets to take once more their proper places under coats. Leaves will soon be burning in the bypaths of the sub' urbs. Peggy, Be Careful opened at the Black stone and closed after three performances. It was incredible. Far into each act hardened critics wept into their beers at the Bar installed in the basement of the theatre. The follow ing morning the newspaper reviews blasted the production with the precision of a West Point squad at drill. That is the sum total of cur rent theatre news. It seemed that in this World's Fair year there would be no space for burnsmantling (a new verb, meaning "to pick the Ten Best Plays of the Year"). But here we are again, wreaths in hand, ready for the ceremonies. The price of theatrical honor was as low during the season of 1932-1933 as most other prices. Not much pride for a drama in being picked as one of the Ten Best Plays, when there were hardly ten plays of merit in town during these past woebegone months. Such as they are. (1) Cynara. Well-bred and very British treatment of the fidelity prob lem. (2) Another Language. An example of what a domestic comedy ought to be. (3) Reunion in Vienna. Would not qualify in a more fruitful year. (4) Springtime for Henry. Ditto. (5) The Good Earth. Fairly decent dramatization of a grand novel. (6) The Left Ban\. Not Elmer Rice at his best, but a medium good play. (7) When Ladies Meet. Rachel Crothers' annual engaging pleasantry. (8) Alien Corn. An average drama, im proved by its superior acting. (9) Dinner at Eight. A fair choice in almost any year. (10) Pigeons and People. Hardly a play at all. But a swell bit of theatrical legerdemain. At this point serious students of the theatre are squirming in their armchairs and mutter ing, "Has the fathead forgotten the Irish Players?" By no means! Nor the revivals of Hamlet, Cyrano, The Play's the Thing. Nor the return engagement of Counsellor at Law. Nor the exotic Toshe Kolb. It is just that, like the old geezer who cheats at solitaire, I make my own rules for this silly game. And revivals, foreign language dramas, and pro ductions from over-sea are considered to lack amateur standing. Now for the dunce-caps on the motley crew of dramatic miscarriages from which are to be chosen the Ten Worst Plays of the Year. Sadism sneaks out from its hiding place in the subconscious and dances in macabre glee. Ghosts of dead bankrolls haunt the graves of these theatrical skeletons. Bats lurk in the eaves of empty playhouses. Soft music, please. Here they come. (1) The Bride Retires. Not soon enough. (2) The World Between. Anyway, it introduced Sally Rand to Chicago. (3) Hamlet by Billy Bry- B y William C. Boyden ant. The good Captain should have stuck to Shakespeare. (4) On the Ma\e. Pfui! (5) Tomorrow Turns Bac\. Like cementum, it never should have been exposed to the rough contacts of the world. (6) Moonshine and Honeysuckle. I'll take Ashton Stevens' word for this one. (7) The Man Who Changed His "Hame. James Hall stopped over for a week on his way from Hollywood to the night clubs. (8) Peggv, Be Careful. Oh, dear! (9) Hired Husbands. Pleasant acting could not save it. (10) When Chicago Was Young. It was for charity. Zigzagging back to Life's better things, we come to the Five Best Musical Shows of the Year. It could be ten, if the revivals of The Student Prince, Blossom Time, Show Boat, The Merry Widow,, and Robin Hood were in cluded. But rules are rules. So (1) OWThee I Sing. Who am I to dispute the Pulitzer Prize Committee? (2) The Cat and thi Fid dle. As nice a musical comedy as one night ask. (3) Face the Music. Suffered some from a poor cast, but still good enough. (4) Gay Divorce. Stood up well on feet other than Fred Astaire's. (5) Ta\e a Chance. Go to the Erlanger and see if I am not right. It costs money to bring a song- and -dance production to the stage, so the Five Worst Musical Shows of the Year are not quite so egregiously sour as their dramatic cousins. But bad enough. Take (1) Earl Carroll's Vani ties. A big overload of offal. (2) The Red Robin. Abortive effort to cash in on Allan Jones and The Student Prince tradition. (3) Shuffle Along of 1933. Proving that they never come back. (4) K[uts to You. Takes more than four radio teams to make a revue. (5) Hats Off. This one looked good in Evanston. Through these good ones, these bad ones and the numerous so-so ones tramped an army of actors. A wisdom surpassing that of Solomon would be neces sary to enable one to choose the Ten Best Performances of the Year. Any such attempt could only be a statement of personal prefer ences. So, pour le sport, are offered three lists of pleasantly remembered mimings: Ten performances by stars and featured players; Ten by less famous actors; Ten from the field of music and dance. First, the big shots. (1) Katharine Cornell in Alien Corn. To say she is good is a tru ism. (2) Paul Muni in Counsellor at Law. Perfect prototype of a Jewish lawyer. Yet Jack Barrymore will play the part in the talk ies. Ho! Hum! (3) Walter Hampden in Cyrano. Who says romance is dead in the theatre? (4) Nazimova in The Good Earth. Amazingly honest performance of the Chinese drudge- wife. (5) George Cohan in Pigeons and People. Could anyone else hold a stage for two hours without intermission? (6) Maurice Schwartz in Toshe Kolb. A noble characterization. (7) Lynn Fontanne in Re union in Vienna. More than half of a great stage team. (8) Phillip Merivale in Cynara. As gentlemanly a sinner as the year offered. (9) Lenore Ulric in Angel. Did a good job in a punk play. (10) F. J. McCormick, Eileen Crowe and Maureen Delany in the Irish Play ers. Almost too good to be true. Many of this next list ought to be in the mazdas. (1) Crane Wilbur in Dinner at Eight. Larry Renault, the passe movie star in the play, would resent not being in the above list. I do not think Mr. Wilbur will. (2) Spring Byington in When Ladies Meet. A comedienne of purest ray serene. (3) Sieg- fred Rumann in Alien Corn. Fairly compar able to Cornell. (4) Gavin Muir in Spring time for Henry. Priceless old bean! (5) Paul Kelly in Angel. Like his star, Miss Ulric, wasted on inferior material. (6) Claude Rains in The Good Earth. An actor who brings something different and good to every part he plays. (7) Judith Wood in Dinner at Eight. Stands out with Crane Wilbur in a great cast. (8) Eleanor Phelps in The Left Ban\. A most engaging young leading lady. (9) John Gallaudet in Riddle Me This, stole the shov from Roger Pryor. (10) Ernest Cossart in Reunion in Vienna. An actor who knows his trade. Vamp till ready for (1) Oscar Shaw in Of Thee I Sing. Elected unanimously. (2) Donald Meek in same. A perfect running mate. (3) Ed Winn in The Laugh Parade. I care for his type of humor. (4) Mary Boland in Face the Music. There should have been more like her in the show. (5) Bettina Hall in The Cat and the Fiddle. Lovely to look at and pleasant to hear. (6) Luella Gear in The Gay Divorce. Her technique is unique and uncopyable. (7) Allan Jones in The Student Prince. Best Karl Kranz of them all. (8) Helen Morgan in Show Boat: Of course. (9) Greek Evans in Civic Operetta Company- Fought a lost cause with valiant baritone. (10) Jack Whiting in Ta\e a Chance. All a danc ing juvenile should be. It was, on the whole, a strange season. Shoe-string productions came and went in be wildering numbers; tickets were merchandized for cigar coupons, street car transfers, or what have you; old favorites like Ethel Barrymore, George Cohan and Lenore Ulric starved to death within our gates; stage hands were paid while actors worked for love of their Art; Jake Shubert decided to produce plays in Chi' cago, then changed his mind; The Family Up' stairs ran twenty weeks. Let us face the East, kneel and pray to the Great White Father it1 Washington to have his NRA straighten out the whole mess before another season opens * P. S. Just as the dead-line loomed ahead Ethiopia opened at the Garrick. An early candidate for The Worst Show of the 1933' 1934 Season. 32 The ChicagoaH Loretta Poynton and John Gallaudet Youth not only will be served, but in "Skidding" also serves a most palatable dish of love interest. Chicago can claim a prior lien on lovely little Loretta Poynton, daughter of a prominent local barrister, and at least a second mortgage by adoption on John Gallaudet, deft and pleasing partici pant in three of our summer productions, "Riddle Me This," "Hired Husband," and now "Skidding." We will hear more of these attractive young people. Town and Country With September come, besides work for Shaughnessy and Hanley and their aspiring and perspiring young men, new hats and topcoats. The figures in the illustrations are wearing the same model hat — handily adaptable for wear either in town or in the country. The hat on the figure at the top is worn, for town or business, with the brim turned up all around. The brim has a faint- roll on the sides. The crown is creased but not pinched. The same hat on the figure at the bottom is worn well snapped down in front, with the snap going rather far back on the sides. The crown is creased and pinched well forward. The topcoat on the top figure is a double-breasted, grey Shetland of herringbone pattern with a medium length skirt, draped with a well- suppressed waist-line and full chest. There is a top pocket for a handkerchief, and the side pockets and change pocket have flaps that may be worn either inside or out. The long-collared lapels are not peaked, but rather are horizontal to the shoulder line. The topcoat on the figure at the bottom is a loose, full Tweed coming in several patterns, such as hound's tooth check or gun-check. The collar is the Prussian type; the buttons are leather, the pockets slash and the sleeves Raglan. Handicapping the Sports Notes and Comments on Activities of Field, Court and Course By Kenneth D. Fry IT is with a singular feeling of elation and chagrin that this correspondent reaches into the cupboard and grabs the cudgel which has been gathering dust — more or less — since the old Chicago Evening Post folded gently and went into what was known in more polite circles as a merger. There is an axiom around sporting circles that "all horse players must die broke." There is another one, too. "Once a sports writer always a sports writer." Probably too true to give anyone a sense of security. So what? So here I am and I don't even work my way around to the sports pages until lunch time. 1 HE hallmark of time is on that hallowed and fallacious American no tion that no amateur athlete should give up the struggle while blood flows through his veins or breath remains in his lungs. This notion is, and always has been, particularly irksome to this correspondent, who is, of course, lazy by nature. All this is by way of introducing what looks like a newspaper struggle between those two very capable and temperamentally different young women who play extraordinarily good tennis— Mrs. Helen Wills Moody and Miss Helen Jacobs. There is no use going into the fact that they are sturdy rivals on the court and haven't a hell of a lot of use for each other otherwise. That can go under the head of "Facts Taken for Granted." But my, my, those sports writers. When, in the final round of the women's national singles, Mrs. Moody suddenly decided the tro phy wasn't worth the leg — or limb, as we say —and accordingly walked off the court, leav ing Miss Jacobs in possession of a match and a title which she would have won anyhow, ap parently, the boys got busy and slapped our No. 1 Helen about the premises. Now wait a moment. Helen No. 1 wasn't slapped around too much, but there was comment about whether or not she "quit" or whether she simply couldn't go on. By which roundabout method I am leading up to the question: "What of it?" It seems, by any standards that I can work up, that we have our notions in reverse. It is the custom to insist that our amateurs, who love their games, should play on and on, until death do us part, or something of the sort. But the professionals— ah, that's a different dirty joke. They can take it or leave it. Wrong again. The amateurs should play as they feel like it. When it's no longer fun, to hell with it. But the pros owe something to those who have paid admission, or who have worked me for passes, and therefore should play as long as they can. This philosophical stuff is certainly great. Come over and we'll try it sometime. Our floundering Cubs stepped into a situation that was fraught with about as much sentiment as I can discover in the national pastime the other day. It was not so long ago that the mere pres ence of Arthur "Dazzy" Vance warming up in the Brooklyn bullpen was enough to send Cub thoughts fluttering to the next day. And the sight of old Dazzy out there on the mound, with his tattered shirt flapping in the breeze (since outlawed) was enough to cause the Bruins to walk up, take their three strikes, and retire, awed by the master. But, as I said, that was some time ago. Dazzy hasn't been much of a mystery to the Cubs of late. Vance is now with St. Louis and the other day, for no good reason at all, he went out to pitch against the Cubs, just as he has been doing all these years. Well, there was the old dazzler, just a push over for the Cubs. There was the old dazzler, but somehow he found his forgotten magic. The day was warm and sultry, and as far as the Cubs were concerned, Dazzy was serving them a mess of birdshot. Vance was cracked for eight hits, and four of them rattled off the reliable war club of another old timer, Riggs Stephenson. Vance and St. Louis won, 3 to 1, and young Lon Warneke was the victim. There isn't any particular point to all this, excepting that there is something that tickles the spine and sends old timers into conversa tional ecstacies when one of their tribe steps out and for an all too brief moment shows a spark of his former greatness. Perhaps it is something that keeps us all going along, hoping for that break. And while the subject of baseball is still alive, it might be well to men' tion those New York Giants and Washington Senators. Despite all the expert minds that rattled in their empty shells earlier in the sea' son, the Cubs, Pirates, and Cardinals in the National league and the Yankees in the Amer' ican seem due to watch the Giants and Sen' ators play in the World's Series. That is, at this writing. Bill Terry and Joe Cronin have stepped to the fore to crack the idea that a playing man' ager can't come through. Maybe they won't last as long as a bench manager, but they'll probably have more fun. Along with this comes the usual August report that Babe Ruth's legs are bad and that the Bambino will quit as an active player at the conclusion of this year. Furthermore, that was followed by the usual statement from the Babe that such a report is a lot of hooey. It has now been something like fifteen years since the sports scribes admitted that Babe could hit but allowed as how he couldn't last because of his skinny ankles. Nothing is permanent any more. This is a speedy age. OOME years ago — do I have to look it up? — this correspondent made his weary way out to the Beverly Country Club to do a bit of work on a tournament called the Women's Western Junior Cham' piunship. A sturdy, serious young lady who played at golf like it was a business kept ham' mering away phlegmatically and won the title. She was rather thickly built and trudged around the course with a slightly rolling gait, like a sailor. She was Virginia Van Wie. The lass didn't let the game alone, and pretty soon she was going after big titles. Last year she finally won the Women's Na tional Championship. This year the golf mo guls gave her a chance to defend her honors on the links of the Exmoor Country Club, where her home town folk could see about it. Furthermore, they put large and formidable obstacles in her path. But Virginia has her game where she wants it now. She went skittering through early rounds and met Enid Wilson, who is Eng land's No. 1 player now. There was appre- hension about that match, but Miss Van Wie clubbed her way to the finals, 6 and 5. In the finals Virginia fought the kind of match the boys like to write about. She played her very close friend, Helen Hicks, and Helen led 4 up after fourteen holes. At that time point Virginia took things in hand and eventually won, 4 up and 3 to play. This is hereby set down in case you are interested in feminine golfers and feminine golf. A. group of gentlemen known as Vandals gave us a polite exhibition of the football game known as Rugby, showing what appeared to be great skill in beating a local outfit. To our simple mind the game appears to be quite complicated and disor' derly. However, we are assured that such is not the case. It is a disorganized game when one is ac customed to the regularity and precision of American football, intercollegiate brand. Per' haps that is a trifle unfair since intercollegiate football is a mystery to most people, including most broadcasters. Anyhow it is a trifle dis concerting to find sports scribes muttering in print that Rugby will never replace intercol legiate football. Whoever suggested it would? Having delayed the kick- off as long as possible, it might be just as well to start on football. The season was given its inauguration at Soldier Field on a nice, warm August night, when two picked teams played under the flood lights. Football might be a team game — or so coaches aver — but it was Harry Newman, the right handed thrower from Michigan, who did the job that enabled the eastern team to win, 13 to 7. Newman ran back punts and for ward passed with (Continued on page 60) September, 1933 35 36 The Chicagoan The Fair Turns a Corner And Fan Dancing Joins the Fine Arts By Milton S. Mayer i% UGUST, as any fool, including this one, AA knows, is over. It has been a large *• ¦*¦ month. It has been a large month for His Questionable Honor the Mayor. It has been a large month, but every month is a large month, for that Thomas Jefferson of the twentieth century, Adolf ("Moe") Hitler. It came darn near being a large month for that eminent public enemy turned private, Al' phonse Capone. It has been a large month for General Stonewall Johnson and his Blue Eagle. As I sit at my latticed window pen' ning these ponderous lines, I hear the whine of a police siren, and I am reminded that it has been a large month, here in Chicago, for murder, kidnap, mayhem and larceny; perhaps a record or two has been broken. But what interests and tickles me nigh onto pink is that it has been a large month for the Fair. Perhaps the Fair should be called the fair. As the former it is liable to be confused locally with the department store of that name, which, it might appropriately be added, had 40% greater sales in July of this year than in July of last. Mr. Kelly, the president of the store, and I imagine he will appreciate its being made clear that his initials are D. F. and not E. J., told that to Mr. Rufus Dawes, and Mr. Rufus Dawes told it to your reporter, who, on the job every minute, popped into the administration building the other afternoon to ask the officials how they liked their expo sition. August, then, is over. I remember, if no one else does, stating on these pages last month that August was the graveyard of world's fairs, and that a flying tour of the hinterland had filled me with some qualms for this fair, for I had found an unnatural placidity on the part of those who had come from far places and had gone back, and an overwhelming in curiosity on the part of those who had heard tell of the fair and hadn't yet decided whether or not to go. Those qualms, expressed in pensive mood, have been largely hoist by the attendance figures, by the rising curve, as the chart boys say, of the past month. Like Charles II, Pat Nash, Potiphar's wife, and Huey P. Long, when I see I am wrong I am the first to admit it. It now appears somewhere between possi ble and probable that the goal of 30,000,000 admissions will be reached by Nov. 1. If the concessions keep going great guns — with the average person spending something like $1.12 inside the gates against the average of $0.79 for the fairs of '93, '04 and '15— the total attendance can fall well below that goal and the exposition can still pay off; the fair takes a generous cut on the net profits of each con cession. As this is written — the last day in August — the gate is setting new records every day, more out-of-state automobiles are being stolen every day, the I. C. suburban service is getting worse every day, and prices both out side and inside the fair grounds are getting more extortionate every day. These are sure signs that the fair is a success. It is even reported that the Stevens Hotel, the house that jack-stones built, is coming out of the red. When that happens, 'Erbie 'Oover's corner can be said to have been turned, I think. It must be a blow to those who have faith in the perfectability of man to realize that in large measure the pop ular success of the fair must be attributed to the skin, or flesh, exhibitions, and to the yiping which was set up over them. The fan dance will memorialize A Century of Prog ress as eternally as the Eiffel Tower and the Ferris wheel memorialized the expositions of 1889 and 1893. This is not what the creators of this fair anticipated, and certainly not what they intended, but the bucking bulges of Sally Rand, and all the little Sally Rands, will linger on long after the song of science is ended. If the impresarios of these babes had been let alone, the wonders of the age might have stood more of a show. The boys who operate the naked lady places were just aching for a raid, and Mayor Kelly, who as burgomeister of this great city is doubtless qualified to pro tect the public morals, gave it to them. The shows were no lewder, if, to look at it aca demically, they were lewd at all, than the performances, year in and year out, at the Rialto and the State-Congress and the Star & Garter. What the constabulary has done is to divert the sensibilities of the visitors from the best things in life, which are free, to the ancient joys which gentlemen perenially find to be so irresistible that they are willing to pay money for them, or even for a look at them. Thus the constabulary has conspired, unwittingly as it does everything, to line the pockets of the people who operate these shows and provide employment for a whole battalion of young women who would rather eat and wiggle in the raw than starve and wear nine petticoats. The constabulary has carried a bad thing en tirely too far, of course, in the case of Miss Rand, who has been transformed from a shameless wench to an artist and who now draws down about as much per week on the Balaban fe? Katz circuit as Ernest Hemingway drew down altogether on A Farewell to Arms and several times as much as Homer drew down on the Odyssey. As a man who would like to be endowed to the extent of about $15 a week in order to be free to make some deathless contribution to the bookshelves, even I resent Miss Rand's success. The crime of the whole to-do, however, is that the fair is now looked upon as an aggre gation of fan dances embroidered with a fringe of monotonous impedimenta labeled "science." At first I did not think that people who had risen very far from the primeval ooze would go berserk on the matter, but I have found otherwise reasonable commentators lampoon ing the whole thing on the basis of its carni val, and carnal, features. That is, at best, I think, taking a short view. At whom are they poking their jibes — at the age or at the exposition? If it is the age which they regard as unworthy, they are taking the wrong meas ures to improve it. If it is the exposition they are decrying, then they have not seen much of the exposition, nor are they familiar, and I am surprised at this, with the condi tions under which it was created. They should know that the men who in 1928 and 1929 decided to stage this fair all, with the single exception of the general man ager, a comparatively young man, abandoned private careers in which they had attained to great eminence. They stood only to lose by doing it. When the statistics, including the payroll, of this fair are made public, millions of people will wonder how an individualistic era could have produced such socially minded men. I happen to know, as an instance, that Dr. Forest Ray Moulton left a job worth something like $25,000 a year to serve the fair without pay. If he is being paid now, he is being paid only as much as he needs to live. I have reason to assert that Rufus Dawes' income from the fair does not meet his per sonal expenses as host to the world's bigwigs. I know that Col. J. Franklin Bell, one of the highest paid men on the staff, has been taking 60% of his salary in bonds. I happen to know that the paint which covers the build ings was mixed with sour milk, because the fair could not afford to buy linseed oil. But must all this be hammered out a thou sand times before the sneerers and sniggerers will realize that this fair represents a triumph that only the ultimate in sacrifice, the ultimate September, 1933 37 in penny-pinching, and the ultimate in hon esty could have achieved? The largest single criti cism of the exposition is that the exhibits of foreign countries are too few and too meagre. The blame for this must be split three ways — the political chaos of Europe, the poverty of nations everywhere, and Rufus Dawes. Rufus Dawes, unlike Charlie, is no diploma tist. He acknowledges that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but he refuses to concede that the road to politicians must be paved with coin of the realm. I am not saying baldly that the heads of European states can be bought; that would be an overt act of war, comparable to the torpedoing of a neutral ship. But I am saying that in sophis ticated countries good diplomacy includes something more than good statesmanship. The fair first employed a Britisher to bring in the nations of Europe, and when he failed to bring any in, including his own, and finally died in the service, an upstanding young man from the local staff of the exposition was sent over with carfare, $1.25 a day spending money, and a pat on the back. Naturally he achieved nothing. To South and Central America Mr. Dawes permitted a couple of army men, good fel lows all, to be sent. They spoke Spanish, but they did not speak the language of the South and Central American governments. The only diplomatist Mr. Dawes had, Dr. Allen D. Albert, he sent to Asia, and although Asia, like the rest of the world, is no place to go looking for something for nothing, Dr. Albert went empty-handed and came back with the only two worthy foreign exhibits in the fair — China's and Japan's. Had Dr. Albert been packed off to Europe with, perhaps, a little black satchel, he might have brought in France and England and even Germany. But he was needed here, and here he stayed. That was Rufus Dawes' way. This is his fair more than any other fair has ever been any one man's. He would have no traffic with graft and he would have as little as pos sible with cheap ballyhoo. Graft and cheap ballyhoo might have made this a better fair. And it might have wrecked it. I don't know. But there is no humbug about Rufus Dawes. What is good in the fair he is eager to attribute to his associates. What is bad in it he calls his own. He is beleaguered, as he has been from the begin ning, with a million kinds of advice from a million different persons. Well-wishers have grown indignant and demanded that he let them save the fair from certain failure. Hun dreds of big plan-and-idea men are still offer ing him their invaluable assistance, and will be until the exposition closes — and perhaps after that. To one gent, whose offers to come in and take charge had become actually pestifer ous, he wrote the following letter, a copy of which my operatives smuggled out of his office : "I realize that we must have made many mistakes in preparing for and in the conduct of the Fair. We have built up an organiza tion of men who carried a great responsibil ity. In spite of mistakes, which they have made, and I have made, an exposition has been built and is now being conducted, and as to the merits of it the public must be the judge. "The Board of Trustees must rely, and does rely, upon the services of those men who have carried this work so far. I cannot discuss their mistakes or failures, or consider substi tuting the policy of others for theirs at this stage of our activities. Our plans are made and our entire force is occupied in the execu' tion of them." That is the letter in full. I do not know how you folks spend your spare time. I spend mine drinking non-intoxicating beer and read' ing the letters of A. Lincoln, and if that letter does not ring like some of A. Lincoln's letters written to voluntary advisers between April 14, 1861, and April 9, 1865, then I am a man devoid of judgment. I o Adam Beckley, who has been mentioned in these pages, and only in these pages, before, Rufus Dawes resembles people out of the history books in more re spects than in letter-writing. Adam is free, black, and over 21, and has been a Dawes man for a long while. His current post is that of Nubian guard of the portals of Mr. Rufus' office. In an exclusive interview, Mr. Beckley, who may be prejudiced, had the following to say: "Yes, suh. Rufus Dawes is de Abr'am Linc'n and de Benjamin Frankl'n of ouah time. Ah been wid dese Daweses fo thuhty-fo' yeahs now, an' Ah've run into big folks plenty — pres'dents an' senatuhs an' a emp'ruh or two. But Ah've nevuh seen one of 'em wut cud do dis yeah job 'cep Rufus Dawes. Yes, suh. Dis yeah job 'ud kill a awd'ny man five times. De Gen'l couldn' done it. Noooo, suh. He'd 'a trow'd it in de lake aftuh de fust month. Yes, suh. Nobody 'cep Rufus Dawes cud 'a held it togethuh or kep' sane doin' it. Ah \now dot. "An' nen," Mr. Beckley went on, his voice shaking with righteous anger, "wen Ah see li'l fellas teahin' down wut big fellas put up, it make me mad. It sho make me mad. Ah ain't gwine let dat man do anothuh thing lak dis. No, suh. One is enough. He is aged ten yeahs in de last tree. Ah seen it. Nothin' but misery an' worry all day an' all night, ev'y day an' ev'y night. Boy, you don' know how much dat man has miseried an' worried. No body does. 'Cep maybe me an' de Gen'l. An' do he git de credit fo' dis great an' mag' nificent Wuhld's Fyah? He do not. He git de blame. Millions an' millions of folks en joys themselves, but dey don' say nothin' to him until a toilet don' wuhk or somebody picks dere pocket or sump'n. Dat man don'' put up no more Wuhld's Fyahs ef Ah got sump'n to say about it." Mr. Beckley did not know that he was being interviewed. So his remarks are, 1 think, worth that much more. My guess is that he is right or almost right: that no ordinary man could have put up a fair in these years and stayed on his base. This does not mean that Rufus Dawes was the right man for the job. He was the wrong man for the job, but that did not keep him from doing it right. There is nothing he likes less than posing, handshaking and being a lion — and that is what he has to do all the live long day. Because he is no Depew, because he goes through his paces with a certain per- functoriness, the local people complain that there is no personality in this fair, that the really biggest human being in the fair is Benito Mussolini, with his planes across the sea. This is the personality age, and we have got into a state, with the help of the adver tising profession, where we cannot brush oui teeth unless Lillian Gish endorses the pro cedure or think we know what is going on in the world unless Will Rogers, who does not know what is going on in the world, tells us. The world reeks with personality as the result of the altogether phenomenal and simul taneous development of the movies, the news paper and periodical press, and the radio. But expositions always have, and, God wot always will, transcend personalities. No one in this room can get up on his feet and name an individual who shone through the glitter of any past world's fair. Victoria was just another customer at the Great Exhibition of 1851 , and so on down the line. There is perhaps some justice in the con tention that this celebration of the machine age could be nicely embellished with a little humanizing. But the army system, in which there are no peacetime heroes, and the Rufus Dawes system, in which there are no heroes at all, have combined to keep the man out of the picture and the job in. The question, I should say, is not an important one either way. \V hat is a more impor tant question is, What do these men think of their own fair? When it was put to Mr. Dawes and to Robert Isham Randolph, the director of operations, it was phrased thus: "If you had to do it over again, how would you do it?" By way of answer each, inde pendent of the other, just laughed and laughed and laughed. Before approaching General Manager Lohr, your reporter decided he had better phrase the question a little differently, so he simply asked the little man who runs the place, "How do you like it?" And the little man answered: "Me? I like it fine." That is the answer that might have been expected, for Maj. Lohr, unlike Mr. Beckley, knew he was being interviewed. But before he was through with me, he had convinced me he wasn't fooling. (Continued on page 57) 38 The Chicagoan An Architect's Apartment By KATHRYN RITCHIE THE SMALL DINING-ROOM IN SHADES OF LAV ENDER, CHROMIUM AND WHITE IS THOR OUGHLY MODERN IN FEELING PHOTOGRAPHS BY HEDRICH'BLESSING THE CHROMIUM PEDESTALS TOPPED WITH SMALL MODELS OF THE GODDESS CERES ARE IN REALITY LIGHTING FIXTURES BECAUSE architects can do exactly what they please when it comes to decorat ing and planning their own homes, one expects to find in them some of the unusual ideas which they would like to incorporate, perhaps, in other people's houses, but have never quite dared. A room with Flexwood walls, a Flexwood piano, and decorated in tones of Flexwood relieved here and there with touches of shining brass, a few white accessories, and a richly colored map of Paris on the wall is one of the ideas which Chi cago's well-known architect, John W. Root, has used with great effectiveness in the living- room of the apartment occupied by himself and Mrs. Root. A beautiful white plaster bas-relief hang ing above the fireplace done by the famous Swedish sculptor, Carl Milles, the original of which is in the Racine County Court House, dominates the room. Another interesting or nament is the beautiful head of a goddess, also by Milles, which stands on top of the piano. The satin chair coverings and cushions, two couches at opposite ends of the room, the large center rug and small fur rug in front of the fire, are all of the color of the Flex wood walls. Highly polished brass trim around the fireplace which, by the way, is devoid of a mantel, the andirons, floor lamps, and coffee table supplies an excellent com plement to this soft, light color, and intro duces a note of brightness in the room, while white candles, lamp shades, Venetian blinds, and a great bowl of magnolia blossoms fur nish contrast. The small dining-room adjoining is equally interesting and is thoroughly modern in feel ing, the grey walls being ornamented with a cut-out wallpaper scroll in shades of lavender. The wood work is the same color. Two chro mium plaques designed by Emil Zettler are used both for decorative and lighting pur poses, since small lights are concealed in the bottom rim of each. A shaft of frosted glass down the center of the dining-table also con ceals light bulbs, and the two chromium ped' estals surmounted by small models of the giant Ceres which dominates La Salle Street atop the Board of Trade building have lights in the projecting brackets around the feet of the Ceres. The furniture is covered in white leather. THE LIVING-ROOM IS DONE IN SHADES OF FLEXWOOD RELIEVED WITH TOUCHES OF BRASS AND WHITE ACCESSORIES A PLASTER BAS-RELIEF BY THE FAMOUS SWEDISH SCULPTOR, MILLES. HANGS ABOVE THE FIREPLACE September, 1933 Casino Caprice THE DETACHABLE FLOWER SCARF GIVES A VERY CHIC AIR TO THIS BLACK SATIN EVE NING FROCK WITH ITS FORM FITTING SKIRT AND CIRCULAR FLOUNCES BELOW THE KNEES. MARTHA WEATHERED SMART BEIGE AND RASPBERRY CHECKED TWEED IS THE NEW NOTE FOR STREET WEAR AS WELL AS FOR TRAVEL. THE COAT, WHICH IS LINED WITH JERSEY, IS OVER A RASPBERRY JERSEY DRESS. SAKS A BLACK VELVET SUIT ORNAMENTED WITH FROGS MAKES A DRESSY AFTERNOON EN SEMBLE AND IS CALLED "REUNION- IN VIENNA" STANLEY KORSHAK BLACK STONE SHOP A BLACK VELVET EVENING DRESS WITH STRAPS AND BELT OF RED CIRE SATIN, WITH RHINESTONE BUCKLE IN BACK, BRIL LIANTLY EFFECTIVE CREATION FROM LESCHIN'S THIS STUNNING HELIOTROPE TAFFETA GOWN FROM THE BLACKSTONE SHOP HAS THE NEW TUBULAR SILHOUETTE. IT HAS A FETCHING AND DYNAMIC CONTOUR VERY STUNNING IS THIS BLACK VELVET EVENING DRESS WITH LACE APPLIQUE SLEEVES, NECKLINE HIGH IN FRONT, BACK DECOLLETE. MARTHA WEATHERED 40 The Chicagoan Spotlight on Fashion A Detailed Preview of the Autumnal Styles By Mrs. Ford Carter FOR years we have depended upon the great Paris for our ftyles. They have made it a study for generations and spent much of their time in mastering the intri' cacies of the coming fashions. The museums and art galleries of Europe are their inspiration. Many of the old well'known houses, such as Worth, have existed for several gen' erations. Weeks before each show ing in Paris, the couturiers meet and decide upon the silhouette, waistline, materials and colors for their new col' lections, and then each retires to his own atelier to design and build his models, while the entire fashion-wise world waits. It has been interesting in the last few years to see the new houses spring up, and succeed, in Paris. One very good reason for this is that the American buyer is always searching for something new and exclusive, and always hoping that the other buyers have not discovered this same re' source. For the bane of the well dressed woman is the cheap copies in this country. She objects strenuously — and who can blame her, after pay ing for an expensive frock — to meet it face to face on the Boulevard at $16.50. It is interesting also to note that some of our smartest women are now being dressed by American designers, and few women realize that some of the most chic models obtainable are from these houses. I have sat through all the Paris collections time and time again when it was difficult to select even five good looking models, and, returning to New York, have visited several smart showrooms on 47th Street where I could not resist buying their entire collections, such enchant' ing things did they show. Of course these designers all visit the Paris openings and follow their trends with their own adaptations for their American clientele. They realise that, no matter how smart their own ideas, very few American women would have the courage to accept their designs unless Paris had sponsored them. For instance, a few years ago when we were still wearing short skirts, Patou created the first long skirt in years, and all America followed his lead. However, many of our better shops and stores are publicising and giving credit to the American designer and we all could do much in promoting and building up the style houses in this country, if we would sponsor and buy models made by our own designers. 1 his season we are to find the greatest variety of fashion, the result of the designers' rediscovery of periods as a source of inspiration. The prewar period embraces the molded, or mermaid, silhouette which is part of the afternoon, as well as the evening, fashion. The femininity of Lady Lou, or the Edwardian era, must not be overdone however, and must be watched carefully, as we can make many mistakes in following this fussy, overdressed trend. It will be great fun to select the new fall wardrobe. For the first time in years you can dress your type. There are so many interest ing things to draw from. You can be clinging and classic in velvet; crisp and bustling in taffeta; dignified in bengaline and metal mate- POWELL SHOWS THIS LOVELY AMETHYST GOWN FASH IONED OF VELGRANA— THE NEW VELVET-LIKE WOOL MA TERIAL—IN MRS. FORD CARTER'S FASHION SHOW AT THE PABST BLUE RIBBON CASINO ON NORTHERLY ISLAND rials; smart and tailored in the new tweeds which are so good this year, not only for sport and travel, but for dressy street wear as well. The new furs are entrancing — do try all the different ways of using your fox and sables. Twist and weave them around your throat. Have even your old white fox made like the old fashioned feather boa for evening. The waist length cape in fox and flat furs is new — not the shoulder cape of last year . . . the three-quarter length coat with border of fox. . . . These are all alluring, feminine and becoming, and it is hard to choose from among them. But first make up your mind what character you intend to play in this season's drama and stick to it, or you are apt to be very badly dressed. The accessories are bewitching. You can find all kinds of muffs for day and evening, from the flat pillow muff of fur to the dainty ones of flowers or feathers for evening. There are also velvet scarves and gloves to match — and do not forget to watch the new red accessories with black. There are also the interesting ear rings that clip on the ear, one in red and one in black, copied from Carrier. There are endless things that will fascinate you, from the long shoulder length velvet evening gloves, to the black and gold suede mitts, to be worn for dinner with a plain black dress and an interesting black and gold theatre hat. Here again we are following the metal trend. Even the hats are exciting, and it is certainly a joy to be able to find one that is really becoming, and not just another hat because it is the last word in style. All the new hats are trimmed, but discreetly — a ribbon fantasy, ostrich plumes, or perhaps a flower. They are soft or brimmed, large or small, some with visors, some worn straight over the nose, while others are worn at such an angle as to show a charming profile. Reboux' new peaked hat in antelope or stitched felt is saucy for the young, piquant face. The fabrics in these hats are velvet, antelope, fuzzy felts and stitched materials, and very new indeed are the black and dark green velvet berets worn with black for street. In the great rush of trying to get all these new things in my Fashion Show at the Fair, for you to see, I haven't time to tell you about all the terribly important points of the coming styles. But perhaps you will like this brief chart, which will give you just a few of the Spotlights of the Fall Fashions. Silhouette — Curves are in. Silhouette long and tubular (the mermaid) . Interest centered at neck and hem. Necks high in front, both for day and evening. Waistline normal. Exaggerated shoulders discarded even by Schiaparelli. You will make no mistake in select ing the dropped shoulder line for daytime and evening. Evening — Princess line for evening. Dust ruffles and fullness around the feet. Straight in front with back fullness. Pointed trains, instep length in front. Skirt Length — For daytime, straight and ten to eleven inches from the floor. Fabrics — Street — Fussy and hairy (Continued on page 64) September, 1933 41 "ALL GOD'S A T-STRAP MODEL IN BLACK OOZE, TWO SHADES OF SUEDE COMBINE WITH PATENT LACING; ALSO SMARTLY IN THIS OXFORD, THE SHOWN IN BROWN, AND AVAIL- PUNCH PATTERN SHOWING AN UN ABLE, TOO, IN BLACK AND BROWN DERLAY OF CONTRASTING SUEDE. KID. A RUBY PRODUCTION WOLOCK AND BAUER SWANK DISTINGUISHES THE PARK THIS T-MODEL, FROM O'CONNOR LANE, A HANAN CREATION, A SIDE AND GOLDBERG, IS A STRIKING EVE- LACE MODEL WHICH MAY BE HAD NING SLIPPER, AVAILABLE IN GOLD IN THE NEW EEL GREY, BLACK AND OR SILVER STITCHED FABRIC WITH BROWN SUEDE KID TRIM THE CENT-O-PROG, FROM FOSTER, A MODERN MODEL IN ALLIGATOR AND CALF, CAN BE HAD IN BLACK, BROWN AND EEL GREY. A SMARTLY VERSATILE SHOE CHILLUN-" THIS PUMP COMES IN BLACK SUEDE EMPHATICALLY NEW, BOTH IN DE- AND ALSO IN BROWN KID. THE SIGN AND TREATMENT, THIS ONE- BUCKLE IS STITCHED WITH GREY, STRAP SHOE OF SUEDE IS TRIMMED DECORATED WITH TWO NAIL IN PATENT LEATHER. WOLOCK AND HEADS. FOOTSAVER BAUER THE MINERVA SANDAL, WHITE FLATTERY AND COMFORT ARE HAP- SATIN AND BLACK SATIN WITH SIL- PILY ATTAINED IN THIS LOW-CUT VER PIPING, IS ALSO SHOWN IN SIL- EYELET TIE OF BLACK OR BROWN VER WITH GOLD KID CHAIN BRAID SUEDE WITH CALF TRIM. FROM WITH SILVER KID QUARTERS. SAKS FOOTSAVER SHOE SHOP THE ALICE PUMP IS FROM SAKS-FIFTH AVE NUE. OOZE VAMPS, LIZARD QUARTERS, WITH PATENT TRIM. A DISTINGUISHED MODEL AVAILABLE IN BLACK AND BROWN MAURICE SEYMOUR SWIRLS and CURLS for FALL PIERRE OF SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE WROUGHT THIS DESIGN FOR DRESSES WITH EXAGGER ATED SHOULDER LINES. THE VERY EXTREME SWIRL ACCENTUATES CONTOUR OF THE FACE. TRES CHIC. GEORGE NELIDOFF PHOTOGRAPH DELYARD OF DOROTHY GRAY CREATES "ALICE OF WONDERLAND" WITH A PART IN BACK AND CURLS FREE TO ROAM. IT IS FOR THE PETITE, POSED BY PATRICIA ANN MAN NERS. PHOTOGRAPHED BY JAMES HARGIS CONNELLY BOB CO-VICTORIAN EXEMPLIFIED BY MISS VESTA COLBATH OF NORTHWESTERN UNI VERSITY. HELENA RUBINSTEIN SALON IS THE HOME OF THIS CREATION; A DEEP CONTOUR WAVE AND TIERS OF CURLS. MAURICE SEYMOUR PHOTOGRAPH MARIO'S CREATION IS MAGNIFIQUE, N'EST-CE PAS? AN ELIZABETH ARDEN'S SILHOUETTE HAIR SHOP MODE. A LONG PART, A BEAUTI FUL SWIRL AND CURLS APLENTY. PHOTO GRAPHED BY MAURICE SEYMOUR VERSITY. HELENA RUBENSTEIN SALON IS THE WAVE IS STYLED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE STEVENS POWDER BOX. THE DEEP WAVE AND RINGLET ENDS ARE FOR MISS OF 3 TO MATRON OF 80. PHOTOGRAPH BY RIEL CHARLES OF MARSHALL FIELD'S LANCHERE SALON INTRODUCES A NEW MODE FOR FALL. CURLS FORM ON LEFT SIDE AND BACK. MOD ELED BY MARTHA LISH. PHOTOGRAPH BY LAWSON STUDIO HERE IS THE NEW RADIO HALO PERMA NENT WAVE CREATED BY CARSON'S DELET- TIEZ BEAUTY SALON. A VERY SMART GROOM ING OF THE TAILORED WOMAN. PHOTO GRAPHED BY UNDER WOOD & UNDER WOOD. HERE A KRANZ CREA TION. PLASTIC SIDE CURLS SHOW THE NEW TREND IN FOR MAL HEADRESS; SQUARENESS OF LINE, SLEEKNESS OF FINISH. MANDEL BEAUTY SHOPS. POSED BY MISS MARY RICHMOND. (KAUFMANN-FABRY.) OGILVIE SISTERS SOAPLESS SHAMPOO, EMPHASIZING HIGHLIGHTS AND PROMOTING MAN' AGEABILITY, IS USED EXCLUSIVELY BY MANDEL BROTHERS, STEVENS AND SAKS'FIFTH AVENUE "FAIR FLASHES'' PHOTOGRAPHED, DESIGNED AND PUBLISHED BY GUY EDER- HEIMER, JUNIOR, "FAIR FLASHES" COMES FROM THE PRESS IN AMPLE TIME FOR CHICAGOANS AND VISITORS TO A CENTURY OF PROGRESS EXPOSITION WHO DESIRE A MODERN AND STRICTLY PHOTOGRAPHIC SOUVENIR BOOK TO REMIND THEM OF THE SUMMER OF 1933 AND THE SIGHTS, CIRCUMSTANCES AND SCENES OF CHICAGO'S SECOND WORLD'S FAIR. THE BOOK IS A DISTINCTIVE ADDITION TO THE LIBRARY OF THE DISCRIMINATING COLLECTOR OF SMART CHICAGOANA 44 To Read or Not to Read The Fall Parade of Books Passes in Review By Marjorie Kaye SURELY, I say to myself each time I put one of them down, this must be the last of the books about Chicago. And just so surely as I say that, the postman brings another, if not another, and yet another. Wherefore: Checagou, 1873-1835 by Milo M. Quaife (University of Chicago Press) shames a good many of the Chicago books that have appeared in this greatest of Chicago years, going half a century before the starting point of most of them, authenticating its data beyond question, backgrounding the century just now in celc bration on the lakefront. No library should be without it. As Others See Chicago, by Bessie Louise Pierce, bearing the same imprint, is another highly desirable item of Chicagoana, while The Tale of Chicago by Edgar Lee Mas ters (Putnam) affords the casual reader a sin gularly rounded and essentially narrative pic ture of the city. Probably few citisens are civic minded enough to seek to obtain a com plete shelf of the Chicago books brought out this summer, but (I seem to recall having writ ten this before) none should be without these. And now, alphabetically and let the chips fall where they may, to the books of the month: The Autobiography of ALICE B. Toklas— Gertrude Stein— Harcourt and Brace: Avowing that I am in the pres ence of a genius, that I am within earshot of her atelier, that I know Gertrude Stein for the first time, I wish to present the Autobiog raphy of Alice B. Tv\las to all readers, writers, artists and what-nots as an exceedingly bril liant addition to the shelf of the knowing. — M. K. $ti»'$*.*%» ay <n 3<t«*»»t{.i P.<, GERTRUDE STEIN, WHOSE "AUTOBIOG RAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS" IS THE SEP TEMBER LITERARY GUILD SELECTION Clockmaker of Souls (A Study of Paul-Jean Toulet)—W. E. Col lin — Kendall : A connoisseur of the plus belle in belles-lettres — three years ago — recom' mended Paul'Jean Toulet's writings as bril liant gems, unsung by the multitude, to be read for their sparkling beauty. Mr. Collin's masterful study of this remarkable Frenchman whom I find even more delightful "parce qu'il n'a jamais besoin de dormirre" and because he loved to read in bed revivifies the recommen dation and in turn makes me ask, "Why don't we have more Cloc\ma\ers of Souls and Mr. Collin to write them?" It is a volume of rare charm, beautifully edited and bound — a delight to the most fastidious reader! — M. K. The Clue of the Judas Tree — Leslie Ford — Farrar &? Rinehart : The best detective mystery of the season. An unusual treatment of an unusual crime, and with a journalist on the spot to make notes. The detective in charge is neither an epigram matic Chinese, a faultlessly attired ceramic collector, nor an art connoisseur with a taste for dry points, but is a real Baltimore cop. The denouement is one that will make you, and you, and you, say to yourselves that you had really suspected so-and-so of the crime all the time, but even then you will probably be mistaken. — /. McD. Daphne Winslow — Elisabeth Finley Thomas — Farrar 6? Rinehart : You'll find a very charming widow in this story, but let me say that interior decoration in all its phases could never make me quite as daff as Daphne. — M. K. Dark Hazard — W. R. Burnett— Harpers: If you like dogs, if you ever have bet two bucks on a horse, if you are human, that is, you'll have a lot to say to folks you know before you stop asking them if they've read Dar\ Hazard. Mr. Burnett's Little Caesar was a curtain raiser to this re markably graphic account of a plain gambler's existence. I ask for no better book. — W. R. W. Death Behind the Door — Victor Macclure — Houghton Mifflin: A beautifully written psychological murder story in which the detective, a Scotland Yard Inspector of course, has indirect evidence pointing toward the guilty man but is unable to find a plausible motive or enough evidence to warrant an arrest. The reader is placed in the unusual position of knowing almost at once the identity of the criminal, but like the detective, is forced to work hard to find evi dence enough to hang the guilty man — J. McD. Deep Country — Amory Hare — Scribners: An entertaining PAUL HORGAN, WHOSE "THE FAULT OF ANGELS" HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THE HAR PER PRIZE NOVEL OF 1933-34 W. R. BURNETT, WHOSE "DARK HAZARD- IS NAMED THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB SELECTION FOR SEPTEMBER story, interesting even more for its background and locale than its plot, and still it has more of the latter than a great many books of the last year. The scene is the "hunting country" of southeastern Pennsylvania. Amory Hare is a horsewoman and her book will appeal espe cially to horsemen and horsewomen. — E. S. C. 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September, 1933 47 PRESENTING 7lA ew awn K^aitni OVLltllU a t ilEFLECTING ihe newer style irend as observed al fashionable gatherings here and abroad ihe "Town and Country" is presented each year at this season. For country or sports wear it is worn with the brim turned down in front and rolled high in ihe back; ihe crown is creased and pinched well toward the front. For business or town wear ihe brim is worn upturned all around; ihe crown is creased but not pinched. $7.00. LONDON DETROIT CHICAGO OUTFITTERS TO GENTLEMEN 100 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE ¦ • ^^^H<> o <? o o <? o <? <? o o o <? o o <? <? o <? <? o <? > o <? o <? o <? o <? <? <? <? <? <J> o o <? o <? <? <? <? <? <> 0 0 <J> 0 o :S <? <? o o o o o <? <? o <? o o o o o o o <? o o o <? o <? <? o <? Wl _ _ !<? Shops About Town A Cure for Absent-Minded Husbands By The Chicagoenne JONATHAN GEARSHIFT was a terribly absent-minded man. There were no limits to the things he could forget, or to their ridiculousness. Red strings on his fingers did no good. They simply annoyed him, and he plucked them off, absent-mindedly wondering what they were doing there, on his way to the train. Written reminders placed on his hat, remained for the moment only. "Yes, yes, I'll buy the dog soap," he'd say, reading the note, and putting on his hat, but the dog soap was never bought. Nellie Gearshift had tried every means known to feminine ingenu ity to cure him — experiments to which Jonathan lent himself will ingly, if not hopefully. But to no avail! "For a supposedly brainy man," said Nellie, "you have less idea of—" "I know, my love, I know. It's just that I have so many ideas — " "If you will kindly carry this note to Miss Pumpkins in your hand all the way to the office, and give it to her, maybe she'll see that you don't come home again tonight with your hair long enough to do up in pigtails." But on the train Jonathan laid the note on the seat beside him while he opened up his morning paper and there it stayed, while Jonathan arrived home that evening as usual with locks still unshorn. Nellie could have cried. Instead, she suggested at the dinner table, that he might perhaps consult a psychopath to good avail, which so agitated Mr. Gearshift that he sat back suddenly in his chair and his glasses fell off into his soup. "Do you really think it's that bad?" he squinted at her across the vase of petunias. "I don't know yet," said Nellie biting viciously into an olive. "I have one more plan I'm going to try first." "What's that?" asked Jonathan, brightening" visibly as he dipped out his eye-glasses. "Perhaps if it costs you something every time you have one of your — lapses — you might not forget so often." "Cost me something?" queried Jonathan a bit off-handedly. "You mean I pay you a quarter or fifty cents every time I forget, so to speak? It's an excellent idea.'" "Nothing so easy as that," replied Nellie, ringing for Sophie. "I mean that every time you forget, I go out and buy myself some thing, and you pay for it." Now because up to the present moment, Nellie Gearshift had always been a highly practical and sensible woman, Jonathan had visions of cake-pans, bath-mats, ash-trays — little things which would in one way or another add to his pleasure and comfort, appearing on his monthly statements from the department stores. He even ven tured to mention a few of them, smiling indulgently at Nellie across the table. "You're quite mistaken," bristled Mrs. Gearshift, waiting until Sophie had left the room. "I'm going to buy frivolous things- — things I can enjoy — pretty things — expensive things. In fact, the oftener you forget, the more expensive they'll be." "Now, Nellie," expostulated Jonathan, salting his potatoes vigor ously, "I hope you won't do anything foolish." "Nothing will be foolish enough," replied Mrs. Gearshift, "if it will cure you of this — this unspeakable habit." And so on the following day the plan went into operation. That night, Nellie made a strange entry in her diary: Sept. 3. Was to have met Jonathan at the Palmer House for lunch today. Waited until 1:45; he didn't show up. I had my 48 The Chicagoan lunch and went shopping — in The Palmer House shops downstairs. Treated myself first to one of the tiny nosegay bouquets I saw in Mangel's win dow — a bright red rose surrounded with white bachelor buttons and tied with a blue ribbon bow — the whole thing about the size of a good-sized gar denia. A special little pin came with it to hold it on. It's been a long time since Jonathan's bought me flowers. And flowers do set one up. Then I went into a little place called Mr. Foster's Remembrance Shop. It's the same Mr. Foster who conducts travel bureaus. He is now dispensing little gifts and odds and ends of pretty things in addition to his travel information. I spent half an hour or so in here just looking around, and finally bought one of those bright striped bags I've seen people carrying around out at the Fair. They're woven of ixtle fiber by the native women of South America, and are very light, and hold a lot. I also bought a most attractive fruit-dish. It's round, hand carved out of solid oak, and the center is a huge maple leaf painted in autumn colors. These dishes come from Poland; there's only one family in the entire country who makes them. On my way out to take the elevated, I discovered where I can buy those stunning blankets we saw all through Glacier Park last summer — at the Pendleton Mills Shop. They're of white virgin wool, and have gay border stripes at each end in black, yellow, red and green. I must have a pair of them for our guest-room at the cottage next summer. Jonathan got off easy today. Sept. 7. Jonathan went off this morning with the keys to the car in his pocket after I reminded him at least five times to leave them on the hall table. So I had to go in town on the train. Had a permanent and a manicure and then dashed in to Spaulding's and bought one of those little "Swingmaster" gadgets that the "Pro" at the Club tells me I ought to have to help me improve my golf swing. He says I need to practice with a weighted club, and this is a little piece that fastens onto the head of your driver and gives you the extra weight. He says that if I practice with it before I tee up, and then drive off, I'll have the sur prise of my life. I certainly will, if I can keep from going into those bushes. Well, we shall see. Another easy day for Johnnie. Sept. 9. Jonathan was supposed to bring home Jumbo olives and roquefort cheese from Tebbetts and Garland's for our buf fet supper last night — but didn't. So today I bought a set of white satin jewelry at Stevens to wear with my black satin dress. It's very new, this jewelry — comes in black and white — large satin-covered ball necklaces and drop ear-rings, and satin covered bracelets. John will think I'm giddy. Also bought a pair of satin gloves which are lined with Lastex to make them fit, and saw some new bamboo jewelry — necklaces and bracelets made of little highly polished bits of bamboo. They would look lovely with a brown ensemble. Sept. 11. Jane Grey phoned to see if I was coming to her luncheon Thursday. Hadn't received my regrets that I sent her at least a week ago. Searched Jonathan's pockets tonight and found the note. Tomorrow I shall go in town, and be terribly extravagant. Have decided to buy that lovely edition of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Loo\ing Glass I've been looking at at Kroch's. It's in two volumes, with illustrations by Tenniel, bound in beautiful green polished calf stamped with gold. The fussy old Queen is on the cover of one volume, and the White Rabbit on the other. Owning these two books is really one of my suppressed desires, and they've been greatly reduced. I feel sure Jonnie will be more careful about mailing my letters hereafter. Sept. 13. Jonathan forgot to call for my pink dress at the cleaners in town, and I had to from a woodland spring UP from the depths comes Corinnis Spring Water, coursing its way through hundreds of feet of pure, white stone . . . freed by Nature of all harmful impurities . . . taking unto it self a crystal-clarity and a goodness of taste that make it one of the finest waters in all the world. Don't deny yourself the pleasure of drinking Corinnis. Depend on it for year 'round purity and good taste. Join the thousands who drink it daily. En joy with them the low cost which this great popularity makes possible. Corinnis Spring Water is delivered di rect to your door anywhere in Chicago or suburbs. Order a case today. See how good a good water can really be. WE DO OUR MRT SlSiilr1 HINCKLEY & SCHMITT xjSj 420 W. Ontario St. SUPerior 6543 (Also sold at your neighborhood store) Corinnis SPRING WATER September, 1933 49 50 wear the old lavender one to Mrs. Greentree's tea for her sister. So today I made another purchase — at Ellen French's on the Boulevard — the most adorable eel grey satin dress, and to wear with it a big velvet hat, that dips down over one eye in front and is caught up high in the back with a little bunch of russet curled ostrich tips. When I tried it on for Jonathan tonight, he seemed quite overcome. "I'm the last word," I said. "Eel grey, close fitting to the knees with a flare below, and the hat — darling — the hat!" "A Gearshift gone Mae West!" was all Jonathan said, but I \novu he liked it. Sept. 18. Is there any way I can ever be sure that Jonathan will get his hair cut when he needs it? Invited to Gary's for dinner last night, and Jonathan as usual wore his hair long. I was terribly embarrassed. He told me I could buy anything I liked to make up for it, so I went back to Stevens and bought one of those new satin purses I saw the other day to carry with my eel grey dress. It's trimmed with cunning little mirror-glass buttons. Others I saw had mirror glass set in their clasps. Also stopped at the Kenwood Mills shop and bought a lovely soft knitted wool "Reverie" throw in a soft rose color for the foot of my chaise longue. Jonathan got off rather easy today considering my embarrassment over his long hair. Sept. 15. I'm liking our plan more and more. Poor Jonathan — poor dear! — I hope I don't run us into the poorhouse. Last night he "just forgot what time it was" and didn't get home until eight o'clock. Dinner not fit to eat, and Sophie in a huff. Since this is one of his most aggravating habits, I have decided it calls for some thing terribly expensive, and I've made up my mind what it's going to be — an accordion. I don't know why, but there's something about an accordion that just seems to appeal to my wild gipsy nature. I've been in to look at them several times at Lyon and Healy's, and the young man tells me that if I can play the piano, it's easy, because all I have to worry about is my left hand on the little buttons while the right hand plays on the keys that are just like piano keys. Jona than will love the accordion. Perhaps it will encourage him to get out his Harmonica. Sept. 20. Gave Jonathan the surprise of his life today. Waited until he got all settled on the front porch, then rode around the corner of the house on my new blue and white Elgin "bike." Jona than nearly fell out of his chair. "Great hat!" he said. "Where'd you get that?" "Sears- Roebuck on State Street, darling! Isn't it a beauty? This is what I got because you forgot to meet poor Aunt Emmie at the train yesterday. She helped me pick it out." All Jonathan said was "Humph," but I caught him trying it out in the back yard Sunday when he thought I'd gone upstairs to take a nap. Tonight he asked me if I had noticed any improvement in his absent-mindedness. I said I thought I had. And he said he thought he had. I know he's getting worried about the bills the first of the month, and something tells me that my plan is going to be a success. Books To Read or Not to Read By Marjorie Kaye (Begin on page 45) ingly complete set of questions and answers pertinent to the study of finance, therefore of no practical use, yet eminently imposing, to the finance-free likes of me. — W. R. W. Earl Derr Biggers Tells Ten Stories — Bobbs-Merrill : I suspect that one whose admiration for an author is of a sort to prompt purchase of a memorial volume of his works is one who can find no fault therein. Unhappily, I have never been able to feel quite that warmly toward Earl Derr Biggers. I wish I had.— W. R. W. Entertaining the Islanders — Struthers Burt — Scribners: A tremendous total of philosophical wordage, excel lently contrived, is hung like brocade upon the never too taut line of a plot that holds, promises, sustains itself interminably and then The Chicagoan doesn't quite amount to anything. A fine piece of writing squan dered upon approximately nothing to write about. Entertaining, though.— W. R. W. The Farm — Louis Bromfield — Harpers: Louis Bromfield must have written The Farm with a genealogical table tacked up in front of his desk. If all his characters were herded together, they would come close to filling the Chicago theatre. And at times the innumerable ramifications of the Willingdon family come close to filling the reader with confusion and not a little weariness. By the introduction of four generations of a family living on or about an Ohio farm, Mr. Bromfield attempts a broad interpretation of American life from 1815 to the present day. His avowed purpose is to bring to post-war readers an understanding of an age that is dead. It would be captious to say that he does not succeed, for The Farm is in many ways an outstanding piece of fiction; not, however, to be approached with light and frivolous intention. The book takes a lot of reading. — W. C. B. The Fault of Angels — Paul Horgan — Har pers: I found the Harpers prize novel of 1933-34 a very gratifying book. It is a pleasure to read a real musician's portrait of musicians as they are and not as they seem to be. Musicians never tire of hearing about musicians, and to the non-musical I can say read it — it has rhythm! — M. K. Fraulein — Mario De Andrade — Macauley : The German Elsa Schumann is a governess to children of wealthy Brazilians whose first duties are not the teaching of languages and music, but the instructing of the eldest son into the mysteries of love so that he may not meet up with the several perils that, it seems, usually trap wealthy young Brazilians. — D. C. P. The Golden Ripple — Alec Waugh — Farrar & Rinehart: A nicely plotted novel concerning a moment's wealth and its effect upon the lives of several people in New Orleans, the West Indies, London and New York. You'll probably like it. — D. C. P. Magic and Mystery in Tibet — Alexandra David-lsieel — Kendall: No amount of magic and mystery in termi nology can convey the portent of this amazing volume. It must be read. I had several enjoyable hours with Alexandra David-Neel and I hope to have many more. Don't be surprised if I become mystic. — M. K. Mandoa, Mandoa! — Winifred Holtby — Mac- millan: Probably I shouldn't have read this and Entertaining the Islanders (see above) in the same month. Like that, this is pains takingly done, thoughtfully developed, meticulously plotted. Unlike the other, this is occasionally amusing. Laid end to end they prac tically ruin three or four nice evenings. — W. R. W. Mellon's Millions — Harvey O'Connor — John Day : This is the one to read if, as seems to be the fashion just now, you don't care so much for the gentleman of the title. If, on the other hand, you still string with Coolidge, better wait for the pro- Mellon biography that is almost certain to pop up before this one is cold. This one suits me. — W. R. W. A Million Miles in Sail — John Herries Mc- Culloch — Dodd, Mead : Did you ever see a wave a mile high? Read A Million Miles in Sail. John Herries McCulloch tells you the story of Captain Charles C. 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Brown Dar\ness Over Oh, the Nasi thing. — NEW YORK © 1933 Elizabeth Arden LONDON PARIS BERLIN ROME New York Madness — Maxwell Bodenheim — Macaulay: Well, y'see, dese broads is oke enough, if y'know what I mean, but the odds is ag'in 'em, from scratch, an' ain't that N'Yawk for ye? every time? Course dey 're hard. Sure dey deals from de bottom. Who ses dey don't? Not Max Bodenheim. Max don't kid yes. You know Max. A spade's a spade to Max, an' maybe dat's New York Madness, too. So, I guess, is readin' dis stuff. Still, I read it. Tell wid it.— W. R. W. One Woman — Tiffany Thayer — William Mor- row : This, ladies and gentlemen, is the swiftest, snappiest, smartest, if hottest, book of the month. The heat is incidental, as in The Front Page, than which One Woman, dramatised, is as much better as the book is than anything else Mr. Thayer has produced. I sin' cerely hope that the employers of Mr. Lee Tracy beat all the other Hollywoodchoppers to the picture rights. As the Examiner reporter of the book, particularly with Chicago his playground, the young man would make screen history and his sponsors rich. But don't wait for that. Get the book. If, having read four pages, you can put it down without a struggle, don't buy any more books. — W. R. W. The PrE'Raphelite Comedy — Francis Bic\ley — Holt: An interesting and delightful book, not alone for its his' torical value but for the charm and penetrating analysis given to the various members that formed this strange society, "to paint in the spirit which had animated art before the decadence illustrated by the followers of Raphael." — E. M. The Progress of Julius — Daphne du Maurier Doubleday, Doran: There will be a temblor in literary circles one of these days — and it will not be long if The Progress of Julius is a sample of Daphne du Maurier 's genius. The fact that she is grand' daughter of George du Maurier may have a lot to do with it. Whether you are horrified, amased or fascinated, read The Progress of Julius and see what the twentyseven-year-old granddaughter of Trilby's creator created. — M. K. Quiet Drinking — Virginia Elliott — Harcourt &? Brace: A highly dependable, complete and competent guide book for the competent, complete and, I hope, dependable host. Not to say a big help to any departmental editor who signs herself — The Hostess. Requiem — A. E. Fisher — John Day: A mod' em, forceful and tragic American tale that will create Fisher addicts galore, if they can stand the shock that is due us all as long as mar' tality is inevitable. Fisher of Harvard has a rich field in the Sor- bonne. Some day I hope he will write a story about modern youth frequenting his salle. — M. K. The Shakespeare Murders — Tvjetl Gordon — Holt: An extremely well fabricated mystery story featuring an adroitly contrived cipher and an altogether ludicrous American gang' ster in England, none of it very seriously.— E. A. A. hart: Sometime — Robert Herric\ — Farrar & Rinc Mr. Herrick's latest bit of fiction starts with this old world of 52 The Chicagoan ours having been through thousands of years of world war and pesti lence, as well as a second ice age. No opportunity for sarcasm is missed and many barbed shafts are flung at our existing institutions. A splendid idea, but dull. — J. McD. Spoofs — Edited by Richard Butler Glaenzer — McBride: Anthology of American humor by some of our better funnymen and some not too funny. Christopher Morley, Don Herold, Don Marquis, Fairfax Downey, Jimmie Durante, Margaret Fisback, George S. Chappell and F. P. A. are among the contributors. — E. E. A. Star Magic — Channing Polloc\ — Farrar 6? Rinehart: Lovers of the theatre will find this book highly titillating; other readers will find it amusing and instructive in the devious ways of show business. Channing Pollock, a man who knows his theatre, has used the Pygmalion-and-Galatea theme; a press agent in the role of Pygmalion; a manicure girl in the role of Galatea; and stardom the breath of life that is breathed into the statue. Along the way such welhknowns as Belasco, George Jean Nathan and Alexander Woollcott are satirised by Mr. Pollock's composite prototypes. Star Magic is worth two dollars of anyone's money. — W. C. B. The Summer Flood — Goronwy Rees — John Day: The author of this promising first novel writes of love with delicate feeling and keen psychological understanding. Moreover, he describes his native Wales in terms of warm affection, calculated to intrigue many readers who are unfamiliar with this pleasant corner of the United Kingdom. The result is a very readable book. If there is any criticsm to be leveled at Goronwy Rees, it probably should be for his fortuitously tragic climax, which leaves his two attractive young lovers as corpses strewn on a rock-bound coast. Presumably Mr. Rees is a young man to whom life is very melan choly.— W. C. B. Synthetic Virgin — E. Ellin — Macaulay: A serio-comic satire upon the ways and wiles that are Hollywood, with stop-over blasts at the nobility, the world of means, the medical pro fession, the great god publicity and a dosen or more second-string gods, this brash, headlong impudence gets a lot of needed panning accomplished in a reasonably short evening. Maybe you'll see it as something quite different. If you do, shame on you.— W. R. W. To Dream Again — John Fisher — Holt: Hawaii in the days when the islands were a kingdom. A beautifully written narrative, rather Conradesque. — C. B. What We Hear in Music — Anne Shaw Faul\- ner — Victor: The ninth revised edition by Anne Shaw Faulkner contains a wealth of knowledge for the music student, a very valuable and non-loanable addition to the musical library. — M. K. Young Phillips, Reporter — Henry Justin Smith — Harcourt, Brace: Henry Justin Smith is the best damn newspaper man in these United States. Henry Justin Smith's report ers, man and boy, assay more first string novelists, historians, poets, writing men, to the dosen than the gross output of the J^ew Yor\ Times, the Manchester Guardian and the Hearst newspapers en masse. This Phillips person is one of this Smith person's reporters. Q. E. D. — W. R. W. Books for October The Art of Happiness —Henry Dwight Sedgwic\— Bobbs-Merrill. Barbary Coast — Herbert Asbury — Knopf. Benvenuto Cellini and His Florentine Dagger — Victor Thaddeus— Farrar & Rinehart. The Book of Talbot — Violet Clifton — Harcourt, Brace. Cecil Rhodes— Sarah Gertrude Million— Harpers. 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ESSEX HOUSE 160 Central Park South NEW YORK CITY ALBERT AUWAERTER, Manager The Elusive Skeet A Casual Consideration of the New Sport By Jack McDonald WHILE lounging about the stables at Onwentsia during an intermission of one of the East-West polo games recently, a young friend and I chanced to overhear a couple of gay young blades speak of doing "a little Skeet shooting" on the following morning. My friend, a Maryland sportsman, turned to me with fire in his eye, all his sporting instincts up in arms, and in a loud and ringing voice asked me what sort of people were these, who spoke so calmly of shooting game out of season. "I may be a newcomer to this part of the country," he said, "but all game is out of season in August, and although it is not my duty to see that the laws are enforced, I certainly intend to speak to the game warden about it." Here I should add parenthetically that the game laws are practically the only legal code recognised by the sport ing fraternity, but had our prohibition law (remember?) been fol lowed by our citizens as faithfully as sportsmen obey the game laws, our festive nation would surely be an arid waste by now. I hurriedly grabbed my friend by the arm and walked him out of earshot, having no desire to languish in the Lake Forest jail, and began to explain to him just what Skeet shooting is. I first heard of Skeet three years ago and, being of an inquisitive nature, had tried to find out all about this mysterious animal, or bird. Imagine my embarrassment, after consulting the Zoo, a prom inent taxidermist, and a pest exterminator, all without result, to learn at one of the better sporting goods houses that Skeet is neither bird nor animal, but a game. And what a game. I explained to my hot headed friend that his ignorance of Skeet was no doubt excusable, and was probably due to his not moving in shooting circles. His shooting program for a year is a week or two at quail, duck or pheasant. I described the game to him as best I could, telling him that it was a form of clay bird shooting, with the targets being thrown from two traps instead of one. One of these traps is installed ten feet above the ground in a house or tower, and forty yards away another house is built, with the trap three feet from the ground. These traps are set to throw the clay targets directly at each other, and to throw them so that the targets will be fifteen feet above the ground when they reach a point midway between the two houses. Each trap must throw its target over the opposite tower, and, of course, the traps must be solidly set so that, once an adjustment has been made, they will con tinue to throw targets without any wild throws. There are eight different shooting positions, seven evenly spaced around the semi-circle, and the eighth midway on a line between the two houses. Seeing that my friend was interested in the game, and as demon- stration is always clearer than the best description, I suggested that we try our hand at Skeet within the next few days. A couple of days later found us at the Lincoln Park Gun Club, where Jack Smith initiated my companion into the benevolent order of Skeet shooters. Like so many other chaps who brag a bit about their ability to bring home game, my friend was pretty poor at shooting when a score was being kept, but after missing several very easy shots and breaking a few almost impossible targets, he became a staunch advocate of Skeet. "Now that I have an idea as to what the game is all about," he told me later, "I can understand the fascination it holds for the thousands of men and women all over the country who have become passionate devotees of the game." I became a Skeet shooter, or perhaps I should say Skeetee, in an odd way, being caught on the bounce from trap- shooting. At that time I was a persistent trapshooter, but after many months without breaking better than twenty-two out of twenty- five targets, even with expert coaching, I finally decided that horses were a little more in my line and put my gun away. I had made up my mind to confine my shooting to a little field and duck hunting when a hunting acquaintance practically forced me to try my hand at Skeet. He told me that, as it would not require a special gun 54 The Chicagoan and would be excellent practice for birds, I ought to have a whirl at it. I tried it once and was sunk, and within two weeks was a confirmed Skeet addict. The Skeet field is rapidly becoming the proving ground for the field gun, for experts tell me that there is no better test of a gun's suitability than a trial on a Skeet layout. No other form of practice shooting so closely approximates real hunting conditions. Many old hunters who try their pet field pieces at Skeet find that their weapons are not nearly as efficient as they had imagined, the success that they had enjoyed in the field being due more to generosity of pattern, the use of many shells, and the absence of that glum looking fellow who delights in marking down misses on the score card. Neverthe less a gun that can be used with success at Skeet will necessarily be a fine field gun, but many guns that are being used in the field will prove to be failures at Skeet. This may sound like poor reasoning, but the truth of the matter is that many gun owners are using guns that are not suited to them (that do not fit) , and until Skeet is tried, with its necessity for more accurate pointing and with a scorer present to record misses, the unsuitability of a gun is not even suspected. Don't get the idea that you will have to give up your tried and trusted shotgun if you become a Skeeter, for that isn't so, but it certainly is better to find out that your gun needs remodeling than to have those unexplainable misses on birds. I understand from Mr. Prosser at the Onwentsia Country Club that many men who take up Skeet make changes in their field guns, after a few months trial, which improve their percentage of hits. There hasn't been a great deal of Skeet shoot ing around Chicago this past month, for most Skeet shooters are also trapshooters, and August is the month that all good trapshooters gather at Vandalia, Ohio, for the Grand American. The Grand American, by the way, was won this year by Walter Beaver, of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, in a shoot-off with Ned Lilly of Stanton, Michigan. Both men broke 98 out of 100 targets, but in the shoot-off Beaver broke 25 straight to win the title. The women shooters were closely matched, there being a three- cornered tie for first place, with Mrs. Tremain Jackson of Storm- ville, New York, the winner in the final shoot-off. Trapshooting, an old and well established sport, is losing many adherents to Skeet, a sport that has only been in existence for a few years. It is not fair to make comparisons between the two sports, for they differ greatly, but Skeet with its informality and its variety of shots is the more interesting. The finest feature of Skeet is the nearness to actual hunting shots, and all game shooters will agree that a quail about to get up and go places does not wait for the shooter to get set and shout "pull." Midget golf, that rose and settled as suddenly as Mr. Settle's bal loon, is the only sport that has ever approached the popularity of Skeet. In the six years since its inauguration Skeet has spread to all parts of the country and is today played (or shot) in 800 communi ties. There are several Skeet layouts around Chicago — Onwentsia Country Club, the Northwest Gun Club, the Lincoln Park Gun Club, and the Blue Park Gun Club — all have excellent fields and feature regular competition and tournaments. The Illinois State Skeet shoot will be held at the Northwest Gun Club on September 17 and they anticipate having 150 shooters as well as several teams repre senting member clubs of the State Skeet Shooting Association. Any one who would like to see red hot Skeet shooters in action, just drop around the Northwest club during this tournament and watch the targets break. September, 1933 SPEED W SPLENDOR t> ALL EUROPE C NJOY a brilliant crossing on either of these new speed- ^" twins that cut more than two whole days' time from the Southern Route! BLUE-RIBBON CHAMPION REX (WORLD'S FASTEST LINER) . . . over 51,000 gross tons. Or the Conte di SAVOIA, only gyro-stabilized liner afloat . . . 48,500 gross tons. Speed! 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Write for illustrated booklet. 55th Street at the Lake 'Phone Plaza 1000 Srai4HSM94raih] THE NEW 1934 PACKARD EIGHT FIVE-PASSENGER SEDAN WITH MANY INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REFINEMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS Among the Motors The 1934 Models Begin to Bloom By Clay Burgess IIFE around this Town will be a pretty dull sort of thing when they start turning the Fair Grounds into just Burnham Park, -^ that's all; when visiting relatives from Maine, Florida, Cali' fornia, Washington and the forty-four other states, wet or dry, have gone their many tired but happy (except that they didn't get fruit for breakfast every morning) ways back to the old manses. What'U we do? What'U we do? Well, there'll be football. And there'll be the 1934 crop of motor cars coming in. In fact, both have got underway even now. They're practicing football, but Packard isn't practicing with their new 1934 models. They're ready, and you really have to see them, drive them, ride in them to appreciate the many important improvements in mechanical details and many refinements. The new Packard line has eight chassis, forty-one body models in thirteen different types and three engines — two eights and a twelve. The exterior appearance of the new car is, of course, Packard all over. The fenders are deeper, though, and carry the curve of the wheels. And around the edges of the fenders is rolled a deep, hidden gutter which carries any water thrown up from the pavement by the wheels, preventing it from being blown back against the sides of the car. That's just another one of the thoughtful improvements Packard is always making. Recessed plates in the rear fenders catch stones tossed up by the tires from gravel roads. There is a new oiling system for the eight cylinder motors, too. All oil in the new engines is filtered and cooled before going to the bearings, through operation of a new oil conditioner. And in cold weather the oil is warmed quickly. After many months of testing, Packard engineers are convinced that the new oiling system will increase the life of the car even further and, through reducing wear, will slash repair bills. The 1934 Packards, too, are completely engi- neered for the installation of radio sets; thus Packard becomes the first automobile builder to give full recognition to the radio as a desirable feature of motoring. Personally, though don't mind us, we can do without the radio-motoring combination; we'd rather listen to the faint murmur of the powerful Packard engine while cruising along an open road than to baseball games, Amos V Andy or somebody's brassy orchestra. Beautifully moulded cove ceilings, three built-in smoking sets, im proved upholstering treatment, chromium screens for the cowl venti lators and among the other interior improvements. The backs of the seats are orthopedically correct to give greater ease and comfort; another example of the thoughtfulness of the Packard people. Other important improvements in the new Packards would make a long list. Just a few follow: a new easier steering system; new and larger clutch which requires a pressure of from only 23 to 28 pounds; roller bearing universal joints with sealed lubrication, positive and automatically lubricated clutch throw out bearing permanently sealed against dirt; new type running boards and bumpers; new radiator filler caps; new louvre door handles; a new accelerator pedal; new type exhaust muffler system tuned, like the tuning of an organ pipe, to reduce noise to a minimum; a combination tail, backing and warn- 56 The Chicagoan ing stop light; double trumpet horns with new relay switch for more positive operation; concealed type curtain rollers and babbitted steel back cam shaft bearings. Such important Packard features as automatic chassis lubrication; angle set rear axles with quiet hypoid gears; synchromesh transmis sions, quiet in all three speeds; power brakes, adjustable at the dash for any desired foot pressure; adjustable sun visors; shimmy and wheel tramp eliminator and many others as well known are found also in these latest Packards. The Head Men Speak The Fair Turns the Corner By Milton S. Mayer (Begin on page 37) Lenox Lohr, next to the two Daweses, was the original have-faith-in-the-fair man. His faith was demonstrable. He built the first building — Administration — at 12th Street and the sec ond building — Travel and Transportation — at 35 th Street. Between them there were two empty miles. His friends shuddered, "There's a depression on; how do you know your fair will be that big?" And Lohr said, "I'll make it that big." And he did. Maj. Lohr is convinced that the gods were watching over him — and still are. "We've had the breaks. It rained for twenty-six days before we opened, and it almost drove us crazy — just before it started raining we announced we'd open five days early. But the weather has been elegant since. People are calling it 'world's fair weather,' the way they did in the last fine months of '93. Bad weather during the first sixty days, resulting in poor attendance, would have finished us. A major disaster during the first weeks of the fair would have finished us. Continuation of the downward spiral of the depression would have finished us. But all the factors directly beyond our control have been with us." I took courage and asked him the fatal question — how would he do it over again? His answer was quick: "I don't know for sure, but I think I'd do it just this way. Looking around the place" — we looked around it from his administration building porch on the lagoon — "I see nothing I'd do differently. That's how I feel now, and that's how I felt before we opened. On May 13 I called the architectural commission over here and asked them to make one last tour of the grounds and make recommenda tions. I didn't say I'd follow those recommendations, because rec ommendations have a habit of costing money, and we didn't have any money. They came back with three suggestions: close the north end of the lagoon with a solid bridge, build a sloping walk down to the island at the east end of the 18th Street bridge, put up some flags at the 23rd Street entrance. That was all they could suggest. For $20,000 I was able to carry out the three recommendations, and I did. "So I suspect I'd do it just this way another time, but how the devil do I know? How do I know what people want — or what they'll want a month from now? Look at this nudity question. For every letter I've received from people who tell us we're disgracing ourselves with the Midway shows, I've received one from people who ask me by what right I presume to decide for them what is good and what is bad. I took a group of dear old ladies around to the skin shows and they weren't in the least shocked; and I repeated the tour with a crowd of night club rounders and they actually used the word 'disgusting.' The mayor took that little problem off my hands, and I'm glad it was him instead of me. "A fair is like a Sunday paper. Different members of the family make a grab for different sections. If each section is enjoyed by some member of the family and some sections by all of them, it's a success ful Sunday paper. On that same basis, I think we have a successful fair. What do you think?" I explained that I was keeping my mouth shut, for at least once, and finding out what other people were think ing. I pounded up the stairs to the office of the exposition's philos opher, Dr. Albert. Here was a man, I knew from previous contacts, who thought straight and talked straight and talked well. Doing these three things had made him indispensable to the Daweses. My She KENWOOD LABEL is the mark of quality on MEN'S WEAR WOMEN'S WEAR CHILDREN'S WEAR BLANKETS UENWOOn Products T-l J ailored Clothes OPEN STOCK CHOOSE your suit now. A sweater next month. The topcoat when it's really cold. Buy what you like, when you like. Kenwood Woolens match! Pine green, warm hrown, navy, Oxford, black — car ried through monotones and mixed weaves in identical shades. For here's the news about sports clothes tailored of Kenwood fabrics: The pick of the world's wool . . . dyed as wool the old-fashioned expert way ... in colors matched exactly to the last live, springy fibre . . . with contrasts and harmonies planned in advance. 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Conceded to be the most beautiful and up-to-date home on the lake. Built for all year use. Address Box 14 — The Chicagoan 407 So. Dearborn St. Chicago, III. WILLIAM POWELL, A CARICATURE By CORNELIUS SAMPSON question to Dr. AP.ert, whose genuineness disarms the most cautious intruder, was: "What is wrong with this fair?" Dr. Albert said, "I don't know what is wrong with this fair or if anything is wrong with it. But I know what I think is wrong with it. Would you like to hear that?" I would, and I heard it. Since Dr. Albert talks better than I write, I have tried to remember his words: "The fine arts have not been recognised by American men of business as worth much, certainly not as worth a great place in a great exposition. A Century of Progress has no department of music. It is represented in painting and sculpture only through the courtesy of the Art Institute. It has a beautiful pageant in 'Wings of a Gen' tury,' but no department of pageantry. It has no provision for_ liter- ature, in particular poetry, or for the choreographic arts. "It is my philosophy that the arts justify themselves temperament' ally, financially and hygienically, as well as esthetically, and I had thought, and still think, that the people of America feel the same way. The exultation with which visitors view the exhibits at the Art Institute — for the first time in the history of the art there is gathered there a collection of a half dozen masterpieces of every school — warrants the belief that they would have been equally pleased with programs held to the same high standards in music, drama, dancing and pageantry. "We might have confirmed the ascendance of America in the music of the next half century through rigidly exclusive programs of music that was something more than just loud, but at a meeting which I was so unfortunate as to miss one of the executives of the fair said that if the people wanted cheap music they should have it — this was supposed to be a conference of the leaders of music in Chicago — and the rest of the persons around the table all nodded. As a result we have — crooners. I go through the exposition grounds listening, willynilly, to I Miss Tour Kiss and all such things. I think that people want that only because they never hear anything else. "In the drama, we might have brought to the fair — we wanted to — the Moscow players, the Reinhardt players, the leading players of the Comedie, and the doll players of Japan. We might have — but there was little willingness, and less money. "I should have planned the exposition topographically and gee graphically in the light of expected revenue rather than limiting the project to the cash in hand. — " "That," I interrupted, "may have been good economics in 1929, 58 The Chicagoan and it may be good economics in 1933, but it was dangerous economics in the years between.'''' "Probably it was. In those matters Rufus Dawes is much wiser than I. But that is the way Fd have done it. This way — well, the exposition is a unit in design only from the north end of the north lagoon to the Hall of Science and the electrical building; nowhere else. And how could it be otherwise? The exposition could not tell the architects what it would look like. Art and beauty would have to be sacrificed on Thursday and then some money would appear and art and beauty would be regained the following Tuesday. I think it is a miracle that what has come out of it has come out of it. Don't you?" I explained to Dr. Albert that I was keeping my mouth shut, just this once. But I had a hard time doing it. For he had brought me "round the circle, and I was back where I had started, and where I always start and always end when I ponder, weak and weary, over A Century of Progress. It is a miracle. There may be a greater fair some day, but that day will be a greater day. King Horse Polo — Hawthorne — The Show By Jack McDonald (Begin on page 29) photographers ihad to be |aoved through an immense crowd to a point in front of the memb^- % stand. This was all necessary because the sound newsreel men <fere unable to get their trucks on the field. [Those sound men are the aristocrats of the news gathering world.] The cups, handsome^ champagne coolers, were awarded to Aidan Roark, Cecil Smith, H. W. "Rube" Williams, Blmer Boeseke, and Eric Pedley. Louis E. Stoddard, President of the United States Polo Association, after watching the presentation said, "We promised to show Chicago two of th£ best teams in the world and we kept our word. No one fortunate enough to have seen these games, which by the way were the most exciting ever seen, will ever forget this series. This guarantees Chicago a prom inent place on the polo map of the world." The tremendous suc cess of the East- West series will undoubtedly cause it to be made a sport fixture, to be played either every year or every two years. 1 HERE were many highlights on the racing card at Hawthorne during the past few weeks, the Illinois and Hawthorne Handicaps, the Juvenile, the Chicago Derby, and the Schank Memo rial, but the greatest race of all was the Hawthorne Gold Cup. Out of twenty-six original nominees, only five horses went to the post, and of these five, Equipoise was held at one to five in the betting. He justified the confidence of the public by winning easily, Workman only using the whip to get clear of a jam on the stretch turn. It isn t often that Chicagoans see such a performance, and racegoers hope that Mr. Whitney will ship Equipoise west again for the fall meetings. After all the gossip about this seeming to be a year for fillies rather than colts, Signalman, an Audley Farm colt, easily beat two WINSTON GUEST PLAYED A SMASHING GAME FOR THE EAST — introduces to music lovers 8358 harmonics unheard before 'T'HIS feature alone elevates Capehart to a "*• unique position in the field of music — far beyond the reach of any other radio-phono graph. You'll also appreciate its exclusive record- changing device and gorgeous period cabinets. The Chateau model, illustrated, trol model, $1695. Call for is $1095. Other de luxe sets demonstrations. Illustrated bro- from $495 to the remote con- chure free. 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HITCHCOCK CONGRATULATES THE VICTORIOUS PLAYERS highly touted young ladies, Mata Hari and Lady Higloss, in the Hawthorne Juvenile. If this colt continues to show promise he will certainly be one of the leading Derby prospects. The public address system at Hawthorne came in for a lot of criti cism this season, it being almost impossible to understand any of the announcements. Perhaps it was just as well, for most public address systems are a nuisance. At the East-West polo matches, Captain Hitchcock found it necessary to ask officials to cut down the volume of the loud speakers. Certain announcements at sporting events are absolutely necessary, but there is no excuse for having a running fire of inane comment from an incompetent announcer. The only good announcer over a public address system, at least that I have heard this summer, is the young chap ballyhooing the Indian Village at the Fair. Entry blanks and prize lists for the World's Fair Horse Show are in the mail, and all reports predict an enormous response. The Show committee has made many changes in the ring regulations that should make the show more attractive, and plan to enforce many rules that have always been in the Horse Show code but have been ignored. One of the most sensible of these modifica tions is found in the judging of the hunter classes, where ticks will not be counted. The committee intends making the hunting classes approach actual field conditions as closely as possible. I have looked over some of the special jumping courses, and they will be as difficult as any indoor course in the country. Except in special stakes, the single judge system will be used throughout the show, the judge who is to officiate not being named until the class is called and the horses are in the ring. Judging is one of the most important points in a horse show, and the World's Fair Show will have the best judges available. Everyone interested in hunters and jumpers should certainly try to find out all they possibly can about circus training methods. Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus has a jumper that I used to hunt in Virginia, that now is jumping six feet two at every performance, with his rider blindfolded and without any reins. This horse jumps twice daily, under all conditions, and is oblivious to the large crowds and the blaring band. Sports Field, Court and Course By Kenneth Fry (Begin on page 35) what is known as mid-season precision and skill. Out side of the fact that it was troublesome trying to pick out the ball carrier, almost impossible to distinguish line play from tapioca pudding, and I wasn't worked up to a football point of view, the game was fairly satisfactory. But I won't be rushed that way, that's all there is to it. Meanwhile there is a certain feeling of expectancy in the air. What of it about a World's Series and that and that? Well, where do we start? Northwestern must have something. 60 The Chicagoan Our Selections Facilitate YOURS One reason why it is a pleasure to choose from the collections at Watson & Boaler's is that each item has been chosen with expert care before it is shown. It may be said that to make a poor selection here would be an impossibility whether in old silver or reproductions, in hangings, in crystal, in dress ing table accessories, in furniture, in decorations. WATSON & BOALER, Inc. Interiors and Furniture 722 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE CHICAGO There are large and vague rumors about two-ton tackles, and carefree ball toters. Also Northwestern is building a formidable fence around its practice field, a fence calculated to curb prying eyes. That's a sign of plenty or not much. The test will come early since the Wild cats^ — what a name — open with Iowa on Oct. 7 and continue without resting through a schedule of ambitious proportions. I am particularly interested in Chicago. Since there is considerable chatter about a possible merger between Chicago and Northwestern, Bill Morgenstern wants to know what about it? Do the Maroons have to share their football players with Northwestern? So perhaps the Maroons have something, too. They usually do at this time of year, but what of those November days, Bill? What about 'em? Outside of the fact that there will be football under the NRA this department doesn't wish to go into the situation until the leather has been kicked around a bit. So there. Home Suite Home Be It Never So Humble By Ruth G. Bergman IF the pilgrim's progress through the exposition of the century demonstrates anything it proves that there are numberless pleas ures and Pullman palaces that aren't a bit like home — and nobody cares a hang. The question — if any — is not how to make the pleas ures more homey but how to make the home more palatial. In that section of the fair devoted to the fireside and the domestic roof gar den, there are presiding geniuses (sic) who explain how to build a mansion for three, four, five thousand dollars. My answer is: try to do it. Their answer would be that their buildings are pre-industrial code. And that's that. While the pilgrims are still viewing these shrines of industry, how ever, exclaiming over the Venetian blinds and the kitchen ware, some body should call attention to the fact that stone walls (or steel) do not a home make nor mere furniture a love nest. It doesn't matter to the public (though it might to the exhibitors) which came first, the chicken or the egg, the house or its furnishings; but the visitor's enthusiasm for the draperies proves nothing about the room in which they appear, nor should his antipathy for the contents of the linen closet blind him to the architectural features of the house. The inability to see the house for the furnishings is typical guest psychol ogy. But while the visitor admires the color of a bridge table, the resident has to live with the plan of the house and, no matter how unusual the faucets may be, the user will have a bad time if the bath room as a whole is poorly designed. If a few of the houses at the Century of Progress appear to be bungalows of Babel it is probably because they are not single purpose buildings erected simply to house a family — and that makes them complicated enough — but must primarily serve their sponsors by dem onstrating the value of an idea, a method or a material. While it may or may not be desirable to build all floors, interior and exterior walls entirely of wood or brick or wall board, the lumber, brick and masonite houses effectively show the possibilities of such treatment. The resultant house may not be what you and I, with no propaganda to propagate, would build for ourselves. On the other hand we might be less limited in our choice of media and do worse; many peo ple have. Another problem that may account for unavoidable pecu liarities in houses built for exhibition rather than domesticity is the provision of facilities for handling endless streams of visitors. Those which allow for convenient circulation of crowds are apt to suffer as homes; those that were planned simply as homes suffer from the inconvenience of seeing them. And now that we have preambled into our subject, let us consider this style show as a forecast of post-depres- sionism in architecture. While it cannot establish the fashionable silhouette for the middle '30's, it indicates the trend. Most of the designers here exhibiting agree that we should pull ourselves up by the boilers and disport ourselves on the roofs. This is not exactly a new idea. The Orientals developed a predilection for roofs some ancient time ago. It was an inferior sort of predilection, however, because it was not linked up with the sun bath cult; so obviously we are doing something original when we begin to forego the sleeping porch (air conditioning might have something to do with this) and and Doting Meres September, 1933 61 545 North on Michigan Avenue Brings Paris Fashion to you . . . Exciting clothes shown first in Paris . . . then at Jacques on the Avenue. Originals and exquisite copies that mean a smart investment in elegance. Mr. Jacques Potts Personally Selects The Best From Paris Couturiers qW THE AVEHug BWH [[[[ LLLL a new service to readers THE CHICAGOAN has established a special arrange ment with twenty-five of the leading real estate dealers in the greater Chicago area with a view of being of special service to those of its readers interested in high class residential property. Whether you wish to buy, lease, sell or trade, THE CHICAGOAN is in a position to offer you advice and cooperation. Under the extraordinary conditions of the last few years in the real estate market, a number of firms have made a remarkable record of service to their clients. These are the firms THE CHICAGOAN has established contact with. If you are faced with a problem in regard to residential property, write the Real Estate Editor, THE CHICAGOAN, 407 So. Dearborn street, Chicago, Illinois. All letters will be considered confidential. No brokers will be put in touch with you, except at your request. This service will be conducted entirely by mail. Telephone or personal calls will not be accepted. jt.:* ¦-L;J'<..;.i».. • ¦'..*:" ;.'/:> '¦¦-¦ I- ALL SLICKED UP FOR HER NEW SERIES OF VACATION CRUISES TO THE WEST INDIES AND SOUTH AMERICA THE CUNARDER "MAURE- TANiA" STEAMS INTO NEW YORK HARBOR IN HER NEW SHINING WHITE get our fresh air aloft and without benefit of screens. The flat roof used in all but two of the eleven Century of Progress houses is gen erally considered a pre-eminent sign and symbol of that style known now — and for how much longer, I wonder — as modern. In this case there is a chance that the shape is just another form following func tion and not a rationalization of a stylized detail. One feature of the roof garden that will bear modification is the stairway leading to it. This generally magnificent structure is often theatrical in appearance and in fact. Like the marble staircase in a stage set, it creates an illusion of many magnificent rooms above while it actually leads to very little more than a lot of open space. In the case of the exhibit buildings this spaciousness, like the exterior stairs leading down from the roofs, may be only a device for expediting traffic through the buildings. At any rate, this defect will correct itself automat ically when a future builder begins to count the cost. The unanimous removal of the heating plant and the laundry from the basement to the first floor suggests a restful future when the householder will neither trudge down cellar to see to the furnace nor lie awake during a storm to worry about the possible flooding of the excavated portion of his home. And not incidentally, the cost of building a basement upstairs is considerably less than the cost of digging for it. Another saving presented for your approval is effected by the com bination living-dining room. Sometimes these rooms are combined for alleged esthetic and other non-financial reasons. While this is not a new idea its reiteration nine out of eleven times at the fair may indicate a tendency for it to become a permanent feature of the new home. It is suggested that in the small house, at least, the dining room may not be fit to survive and will ultimately disappear, like the spare toes of the horse. While this may or may not be an indication of what the future holds in store in the way of housing, one of the chief things that makes these buildings different from the little house around the cor ner is that they are all designed by architects. Although we consult at least three different kinds of practitioners for the care of our hair, finger nails and feet, and four different specialists provide our hats, suits, gloves and shoes, a majority of people think that any carpenter who can hit the nail on the head can build a satisfactory house. Equally as striking as the novelties in design, though not as obvious to the untutored eye, are the Progressive Cen' tury's uses of new methods and materials. With few exceptions, the smooth, plain surfaces of the exterior walls have considerable visual similarity. Actually, there are almost as many important differences as there are houses. The Lumber Industry's "Sunlight House," novel chiefly in the uniform excellence and honesty of its design, stands as a symbol of nature's earliest and readiest building material, which has not yet been superseded for all the ingenuity man has expended in devising substitutes. This is a modern house because it was built by moderns for moderns with due consideration for modern needs and living habits and thrift. The details that place it in the category of styles known as modern are more or less incidental. It is not a stunt but a livable house and an excellent exposition of the value, flexibil' ity and beauty of wood. It was designed by Ernest A. Grunsfeld, The Chicagoan THE LOVELY OLD BERMUDA TAVERN, PRACTICALLY UNCHANGED SINCE 1652, WHERE TOM MOORE LIVED AND WROTE MOST OF HIS BALLADS architect of the Planetarium and other notable Chicago buildings. In most extreme contrast to this exhibit is the sample displayed by General Houses, Inc., which uses not only a manufactured product but actually builds the house in the factory and merely assembles it on the owner's lot. Whatever the advantages of steel as a building material, prefabrication should be a money saver. Incidentally, it can be applied to other materials, but of the houses at the fair this is the only one built in that way. In spite of its differences in mate- nals and construction methods, this new adventure in housing in some ways is more akin to the lumber house than to its brothers in steel and other manufactured materials. It is, in other words, refresh ingly simple and direct, a habitable house for an average family with taste above the average. Next best to its low price— or even better —is the fact that it is not standardized. Although it is sold in ready made sections, the pieces can be put together in such a wide variety of forms and completed sizes as to put to shame the present rows of uniform boxes that we have built of separate bricks, stones and lumber. Two other steel houses present interesting differences in the use of the material, the Frameless Steel House built by the American Rolling Mill Company and the Ferro Enamel Corporation, and the Stran-Steel House exhibited by the Stran-Steel Corporation in co-op' eration with Good House\eeping. The former is built entirely of sheet metal, which replaces the traditional studding, sheathing, joists and sub-flooring, and thus departs radically from old types of con struction. Panels of porcelain enamel form the exterior walls and present to the world an impervious, lasting front. In contrast to this departure from conventional building methods, the Stran-Steel system frames the house more or less in the usual manner. The important difference is that the. studs, rafters and joists, are steel instead of wood. The unique feature of these members is a curved groove which makes it possible actually to nail the other < building materials to the frame. While it is possible to use any material, the Stran-Steel Corporation chose for the exterior walls of the World Fair house enameled iron slabs backed with light weight concrete. Whether or not steel is a desirable building material for houses is a question to be answered by scientific experimentation and possible pioneering. Visitors at the fair have seen that such houses can be built. That most indefatigable investigator, Time, will tell their ultimate fate. * ! ¦ ! : . i a % NBW material *s revealed in Rostone, a manu factured stone*-prpduced experimentally at Purdue University and after some five or1 .six years of tests, recently put on the market. It is made in a variety of; permanent colors, is said to be capable of speedy erection and to be thoroughly fire and weather resistant. The method of construction.' which is sold with the stone removes a Rostone house far from the masonryjbuilding of the past and even goes further than the skyscraper in which outside walls are frankly a mere covering for the steel frame that supports the load. Here the wall is not even self-supporting. Instead of being laid, one stone on top of another, the slabs are bolted into the steel frame and the joints pointed with mastic cement. 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CHICAGO OFFICES AND AGENTS EVERYWHERE 66 ABROAD 99 in AMERICA If you've been going to Europe for "the cure," for smart social life, and for hunting and golf, you can find them all here at The Homestead, "The Aix of America." Try this invigorating interlude over this week-end, or for a longer visit. Ask your doctor about "the cure." Boo\let or bookings at the RitZ'Carlton, ?{ew Tor\, or the Mayflower, Washington, or write Hot Springs. Direct train service, air-conditioned Pullmans. HOMESTEAD Hot Springs, Virginia a number of other building materials. Brick could scarcely be classed as a novelty but the Common Brick Manufacturers Association has caused it to do tricks of which the Babylonian inventors never dreamed. Unfortunately, the design of the house is so extraordinary as to obscure the raison d'etre of the exhibit, which is a demonstration and an assertion that brick may be used as successfully and as cheaply as any other material, not only for walls but also for floors, ceilings and stairs. The method of reinforced brick construction did not make its initial appearance at the fair but has been used successfully in a number of other buildings. As a demonstration of the uses of Masonite, the house of that name is a small coal in Newcastle. In other words, the fair as a whole found far more uses for this product than any one building could express. The matters of glass and of plaster — or the lack of it — together with mention of the other buildings of the housing group and the innumerable ideas suggested by the exhibits but omitted, with regret, furnish material for considerable thought on the part of anyone interested in building — and who isn't? However, the greatest nov elty in domestic architecture that is presented at the fair does not appear in the exhibit of model houses. You can see it when you travel up and down the Outer Drive : a striped canvas awning shield ing one of the west windows of the Indian pueblo. Fall Fashion The Seasonal Trend By Mrs. Ford Carter (Begin on page 41) woolens . . . printed velveteens . . . soft, ribbed materials . . . smart tweeds. Afternoon and Evening — Velvet the first fabric for afternoon and evening. Lyons, moire and taffeta for stiff fabrics stress the Mauve Decade. Metal mixtures in weaves including wools and velvets (daytime), velvets, taffetas and chiffons (evening). Dull silk crepes and velvets, some like the new woolens, as the new Velgrana velvet, are extremely smart. All fabrics extremely luxurious, in accordance with the new mode. Colors — Black by far the most important. Rich, deep shades of the Edwardian influence, Patau's mulberry, for instance. Burgundy, dark bottle green, old fashioned olive green, almond green and greens with a yellowish tinge. Pansy blues, deep hennas, tile red. Chinese influence shown in lacquer red and bright blue. All heliotrope, ame thyst and violet shades. Grays, in iron, smoke and eel. Some browns, cocoa to chocolate. To be very smart, one must have evening clothes in the darker shades, many of which take the place of black. But for street and afternoon, black still considered by well dressed women the acme of smartness. Watch — The peplum and tunic. Smart red accessories with black for street. Bright velvet blouses with tailored suits. New wool informal evening gowns. Long sleeves are smart at all hours of the evening, some worn with the most formal evening gowns. Three quarter length fur capes for evening. Not only the new metal mate- THE HEIGHT OF NEW STREET FASHIONS IS REACHED IN THIS SUPPLE WOOL COS TUME. EACH DETAIL REVEALS AN AUTHEN TIC VERSION OF THE NEW MODE. BLUE CHECKED BLOUSE- PLAIN BLUE SKIRT. MILLIE B. OPPEN- HEIMER. 64 The Chicagoan rials, but metal colors, such as iron gray and copper. Here I must mention at least five distinct types of dress which should be in every well dressed woman's wardrobe: A smart street outfit, perhaps in tweed, which is very new for street this year, and can also be worn for a weekend in the country. A dressy afternoon ensemble, such as a velvet suit or dress, to be worn under a fur coat. An ankle length cocktail dress. A long sleeved, full length, informal dinner or theatre gown, also good for Sunday evenings. A formal evening gown. To the Lakes A Note on Minnesota's Splendor By Christopher P. Adams BECAUSE of its more than ten thousand lakes stocked with , gamey fish, Minnesota is best known for its fishing. But one needs not be an angler to enjoy a Minnesota vacation. There is fine hunting of both large and small game. There are, too, nearly 300 sporty golf courses. Horseback riding is popular, canoeing, hik ing, tennis, sail-boating, surf-board riding, motor boating, beach sports, dog sledding, skiing, skating, tobogganing, ice-fishing or ice boating. The Lake Park region, so named by the late James J. Hill, has a tranquil beauty resembling no other section of the state. Its gate ways are Glenwood, Osakis, Alexandria, Fergus Falls and Detroit Lakes. At Alexandria is one of the most popular golf courses where annual tournaments are held; within a radius of 25 miles of Detroit Lakes are over 400 lakes, while half that number surround Alexan dria. Ottertail County alone contains nearly one-tenth the lakes of the state, and around Lake Minnewaska, famous for its bass, as is also Lake Reno, are 250 other clear lakes. The southern border of the pine belt is Mille Lacs, one of the larg est lakes of the state, a famous pike grounds, and its lake shore drive one of the scenic highways of the northwest. North of it Bay Lake is not only exceptionally beautiful but equally famed for its bass fish ing. Farther north, Lake Minnewawa and Sandy Lake both possess rugged beauty and good fishing. Near Deerwood, the Cuyuna iron mines will prove to be of interest to almost everyone. West of Mille Lacs is one of the popular recrea tional regions extending from Brainerd to beyond Bemidji, becoming the more rugged as one travels northward. Its sandy beaches are unexcelled, its fishing excellent. Among its endless maze of lakes, large and small, are the Whitefish Chain of 17 connecting lakes, the Gull, Cass and Woman Lake Chains. Several systems of unconnected lakes like the Fifty Lakes and the Pelican system look for all the world as if water had spattered over from the central lake. In Cass County alone are over 1,000 lakes, including Leech Lake, famous for pike, while the Trail of Whisper ing Pines encircling Lake Bemidji cannot be duplicated for woodland beauty. Here too are interesting Indian relics and mounds, with Buena Vista marking the continental watershed. The Chippewa National Forest surrounding Cass Lake has one of the finest stands of Norway and white pine in the state. Farther north one comes to Red Lake, the largest lake within the confines of any one state, interesting chiefly because its game refuge contains the only remaining herd of woodland caribou in the United States. West of this Brainerd lake region extending north and south over 100 miles, is the Mantrap-Itasca Park region, world famous for its fighting tiger muskies and almost equally well- known for its bass, and which Irvin S. Cobb declared "the finest fish ing ground in America." Here in Itasca State Park with its 365 lakes are the headwaters of the Mississippi, a permanent untamed forest of 34,854 acres with nearly every species of wild animal, tree and plant life in northern United States and one of the few remain ing stands of virgin white and red pine. Small wonder that people say you have not seen Minnesota until you have visited this state park, which runs a close second in popularity to Yellowstone. Over- 4/ or O A % Hi1 Iml 11 **mk>- Pifi .j^i.o^^li'yKiyi THE WALDORF -ASTORIA PARK AVENUE • 49TH TO 50TH STREETS . NEW YORK The greatness of The Waldorf-Astoria lies not only in its size ... its prestige ... its perfect appointments . . . but particularly in its service establishment, which caters to you, the individ ual . . . your every preference and desire. On residential Park Avenue ... at the heart of the smart world of clubs, churches, shops, theatres. & CHICAGO OFFICE: 333 N. MICHIGAN AVE. TELEPHONE: CENTRAL 2111 N. A. HANNA Considers the Debutante A lovely platinum fox collar distinguishes this coat in eel gray broadcloth . . . with a close-fitting hat of the same material. 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Georgian Room— one of New York's best known and most attractive rooms for entertaining at luncheon and dinner. Neptune Grill— fascinating winter rendezvous. ~V Heralding a gay new season with Costumes by De Rose ... Cravats, capes and cuffs of fur on wool street frocks . . . coats with rounded shoulders and rising collars . . . dance frocks moulded to the ankle, flaring to the floor ... in everything the identifying chic of MME. et M. DE ROSE. De Rose Shop 608 N. Michigan Near Ohio Street 5120 Sheridan Road Edgewater District THE MAGNIFICENTLY DESIGNED EMPIRE ROOM, SUPPER ROOM EXTRAORDINARY OF THE FAMOUS PALMER HOUSE. looking lovely Lake Itasca is Douglas Lodge, Minnesota's only state owned resort. An entirely distinct resort region and in fact almost a hundred miles northeast of Itasca Park is the Itasca County region. The con fusion of the two is completed by the fact that Park Rapids is the focal center of the Itasca Park region, while Grand Rapids is the chief town of Itasca County. However, the two districts have little in common except that both boast socking big muskies. Itasca County is one of the newer resort districts and still has numberless virgin lakes teeming with gamey fish. A rugged rolling semi-wilderness, it is clad with pine and balsam. In its northern part is another fine state park, Scenic State Park, being developed as one of the most pic turesque parks of the north, a complete wilderness with two wonderful lakes and fine camping facilities. We now come to one of the few remaining wilderness areas of the country, a region unrivaled for its stark beauty, its fishing and big game hunting. Unlike any other part of Minnesota is this borderland district which includes the Superior National Forest, the North Shore Drive, Lake Vermilion, Rainy Lake and river and the Lake of the Woods. At Ely is the state's deepest underground iron mine; at Hibbing the largest open pit iron mine in the world, at Jasper Peak near Tower the highest point in Minnesota, while from Ely there are 500 Canoe trips ranging in length from a week-end to a season. In this border lakes region one adds to the list of fish found in the rest of the state giant muskallunge, speckled and lake trout and salmon trout. Although it is a sportsman's country, with -rushing trout streams, wilderness water trails and silences, at least some of it is also an ideal vacation for any lover of the outdoors even' though they have no interest in either fishing or hunting. Partly in Quetico Park and mostly in the Superior National Forest is Hunters Island, unlike any island in America, Europe or Asia. It is separated from the mainland not by one lake or sea but by the com' bined waters of hundreds of lakes and streams. Within it are count less other islands and lakes. Its canoe trails are unequalled, the canoe ist looking on vast herds of deer, kingly bull-moose, catlike lynxes, porcupines and armies of ducks and geese. Only about 2,000 of the 10.000 lakes of the region are open to canoe travel. The other 8,000 still remain a mystery. Here is said to be the best lake trout, bass and landlocked salmon fishing in the world. The chief entrances are Tower, Winton, Ely and Kawane. Along the rocky shores of Lake Superior is the famed North Shore Drive, for spectacular beauty often compared by world-travelers to the Amalfi drive in Italy. No railroad touches its The Chicagoan small fishing villages, only two of which in its two hundred miles are large enough to be incorporated, but bus lines make it accessible to all and resort hotels offer modern comforts. The streams, many of them teeming with brook trout, fairly tumble over themselves in whirlpools and falls, through forests where man has never trod and around curves on their way to Lake Superior. Highlights Art at the Fair By Edward Millman IN preparation for your visit to the German and Austrian Ecclesi astical Art Exhibit at the Fair Grounds we recommend the read ing of an excellent chapter on art and life in Roger Fry's book called "Vision and Design." Fry writes of art with its contrast, reflection and correspondence to its immediate periods. One understands for example the resultant forms in Gothic architecture merely as an answer to engineering prob lems that had occupied twelfth century architects and not as forms growing out of life. "Art is merely the efflorescence of certain long prepared and anticipated effects." We also realized "That the preaching of S. Bernard of Clairvaux imposed on the architects of the Cisterian order a peculiar archi tectural hypocrisy. They were bound by his traditional influence to make their churches have an appearance of extreme simplicity and austerity, but they wanted nevertheless to make them as magnificent and imposing as possible, the result was a peculiar style of ostentatious simplicity." But at the magnificent show in The Hall of Religion one imme diately catches the spirit and reason for this new form in ecclesiastical art, a spirit created out of the chaos and materialism of the world war into a period of rationalized and functional beauty. Forms as exem plified in the heroic statue of Luther wrought in copper by Hans Wissel of Havelberg, the illuminated model of the triangular church of Gustaf Adolf in Berlin or the church by Hans Herkommer of Stuttgart. These and paintings, mosaics and carvings by Emil Nolde, Hans Habersetzer, Babberger, Rudolf Koch, Ernst Barlach, Hans Dinnin- dahl and others make this exhibit one of the eventful experiences long to be remembered. An interesting and entertaining exhibit of the costumes and customs of Imperial China has been holding forth at 22 South Michigan Boulevard by Madame Chui Feng Bari of Hong Kong. This exhibit of the Imperial Chinese Salon depicts the life and times of the people of Old Cathay. A collection of some half hundred statues of prominent personages dating back in some cases three thousand years are clothed in heavy oriental silks, beautifully embroidered and jeweled in careful copies of the originals. Models of Imperial pagodas, canopies, lanterns, wedding chairs and a houseboat — the latter of delicately carved woods inlaid with bluebirds' feathers, complete a picture of astounding luxury in which the Imperial Chinese courts lived. Another feature of the exhibit, one we presume that will have quite a following, is the Ten Courts of Purgatory displaying some of the most ingenious tortures ever devised by man to punish wrong doers. Perhaps the most malevolent being "Ling Che" — the "Death by a Thousand Cuts." This particular feature of the exhibit is rec ommended for those persons having that especially fine human trait of wanting to commit murder at times. It's quite helpful and soothing for that purpose. The print balconies of the O'Brien Galleries present a festive appearance this month. The Pine Balcony is hung with Rockwell Kent's woodcuts and lithographs, many of them shown, we believe, for the first time in Chicago. Of particular interest are the lithographs illustrating Beowulf. Two of these especially striking are "Beowulf's funeral pyre" and "Beowulf's and Brenda's mother." Stow Wengenroth, the young Easterner, is also represented with a group of lithographs of New England harbors and "home-scapes." The four main galleries are still hung with the American show, in cluding such painters as Henri, Kroll, Speicher, Frieseke, Fechin, Lie, Betts, Inness and Blakelock. • magnificent ^)NKS at prices that urge you to BUY NOW Here is a rich, dark, lustrous Eastern Mink dolman — an original creation. Price $1950.00 L FRIEDMAN Inc., FURRIERS 301-305 NORTH MICHIGAN • AVENUE JUST SOUTH OF THE B R I D G E— FO U N D E D 1900 Suede for slimness and flattery — the famous Foot-Saver construction for real comfort — a combination that will bring joy into your Autumn gad- ding-about ! FOOT-SAVER Right: One of the new low-cut eyelet ties, in black or brown suede with calf — a smart Au tumn foot-note! Sizes up to 10— Widths AAAA to D FOOT SAVER SHOE SHOP "Fit the Foot in Motion" 77 EAST MADISON STREET September, 1933 67 BLEACH AUUAY THAT IS f SUiXBURMED fllASK This is the time of times when all skins need attention — even the most beautiful. 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Traveling at Night Bright Spots About the Town and Fair Grounds By Patrick McHugh MAYBE you think that, after the Fair is over (the Chicago American will tell you how many days are left — right on the front page), the hours from 10:00 P. M. till daybreak around the Town will be about as exciting as if they were spent in a Newfoundland fishing village. Don't believe it, don't believe it! It'll probably be the best season we've ever had, even if Ben Bernie is going to be out of town for too long a time. Anyway, there's more to do around Town than in the Fair Grounds. Right now, and until the end of the month, the Four Yacht Club Boys are at Mike Fritzel's Chez Paree. Adler, Kelly, Kern and Mann, with their strictly metropolitan lyrics and music (they work them up themselves), have brought something new to the theatre- night club world. That happens maybe once or twice a decade. The Four Marx Brothers, Clayton, Jackson and Durante, and now, the Four Yacht Club Boys. The De Marcos, tango and waltz team, have been held over for the new Chez Paree show; and there are also Frances Langford who sings, Vivien Faye and Ina Raye, dancers, and the Chez Paree Adorables — die gals of the line. When the Yacht Club Boys cast off toward the end of the month, Harry Richman will return for the Fall and Winter. Over at Mr. Kaufman's Congress Hotel Carlos Molina and his tango-rhumba orchestra have moved into the Joseph Urban Room. The Lopez outfit has gone on tour for the time being. Correy Lynn and his band have taken over the bandshell in the Hawaiian Room. Molina has spent most of his adult life populariz- THE COOL, COMFORTABLE LAKESIDE PLAZA OF THE SPANISH PAVILION CAFE IN THE FAIR GROUNDS AT 24TH STREET. ' 68 The Chicagoan SYDNEY MANN, "THE GIRL WITH THE VIO LIN VOICE," SINGING IN THE HANGAR ATOP THE HOTEL LA SALLE. ing the tango in this country. He was born in Bogota, Colombia, S. A., and at the age of twelve was given a scholarship in a violin contest. Later he won another scholarship in conjunction with his sister, a pianist, but Sister upped and married and the chance at free study in Europe for both of them was returned to the donor by a displeased mother. Then Carlos left the coffee country for New York in search of a career as a classical violinist. Soon after his arrival in New York City he became interested in tango music and organized his Spanish American Troubadours in 1922, giving New Yorkers their first experience in tango music and the dance of the pampas. Vaudeville followed and then Hollywood for two years, and rffter minor roles he returned to his violin and Spanish tunes. He was engaged at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles for one week and stayed two years. And now, after a pleasant sojourn in the Hawaiian Room, Molina has moved down Peacock Alley into the Urban Room. I wenty weeks of capacity business. Nearly two hundred thousand persons successfully obtaining reservations. Nearly twenty thousand turned away when the room was sold out. These are the startling figures made public by the Palmer House peo ple in reporting on the first five months of the Empire Room. Veloz and Yolanda, the world's greatest dance team (soon to leave, unfortunately); Sally Sweet, sensational "blue" singer who presents her songs in a startling new manner of delivery; Charles Collins, internationally famous eccentric dancer; Paul Cadieux, romantic tenor who leaves soon to return to the Metropolitan Opera Company; the Abbott International Dancers, twelve captivating girls who do every thing in ensemble dancing; and Richard Cole's compelling music are the attractions that fill the room every night so that Head Captain Fritz Hagner has to refuse to hold reservations after seven-thirty. Musicians and composers have frequently gone to the birds for inspiration, but Tom Herrick, trumpet player with "Husk" O'Hare, at the Canton Tea Garden, sounds a new note in nature observance. 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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 East of the Blvd. PEARSON ROGRESS clefimdi cvl Enroll today for a thorough, in tensive course at this school. . Fit yourself for practical service in the business world. Business Administration or Executive Secretarial Course will deepen your capacity, widen your oppor tunity, and give you a grasp on success. Special intensive work for exceptional students. Co-Educational Day or Evening Visit, write or phone RAN. 1575 for bulletin Bryant & Stratton An Executive School 18 South Michigan Ave, - Chicago "HUSK" O'HARE, "THE GENIAL GEN TLEMAN OF THE AIR," NOW PLAYING AT CANTON TEA GARDEN. THE TRIP YOU WILL Never FORGET AROUND THE WORLD yard, he is now able to attain low notes previously beyond his reach, and successfully passed an examination for third bass. At The Drake Fowler and Tamara have grand new plans for festive Fall nights which will have been culminated while this issue is on the presses. Consequently we shall have to wait till the next issue to review them. George Devron and his orchestra and Don Carlos and his marimba band have replaced Clyde McCoy and his outfit who have gone on tour. At the Morrison's Terrace Garden orchestra leader and master of ceremonies Benny Meroff has turned the Wednes' day Front Page Nights into something akin to Ben Bernie's College Inn Theatrical Nights. We hope this becomes an institution; the Loop needs its celebrity nights as the violet needs the dew. Buddy Rogers is leading his California Cavaliers every night now at Col' lege Inn. When Bernie and all the Lads go atouring about the middle of next month Buddy and his boys will move in over at the Casino. Phil Harris and his orchestra of West Coast fame move in. Joe Lewis, usually tagged "King of the Night Clubs" (and why not?) lead-lines at Ralph Gallet's Club Royale and Joan Warner is there in a new fan dance. Johnny Hamp and his orchestra and a continental floor show keep The Hangar atop the Hotel LaSalle well filled. Earl Hines and his orchestra are, of course, at Grand Terrace. Ed Fox offers a new show, the Ballyhoo Revue, with Meers and Meers, Billy Mitchell, "Snake Hips" Tuckee and a cast of forty colored stars. At the 225 Club Frances White, Ziegfeld star of other days, heads the show. Marion Harris, long-time popular songstress and Fred Keeting of the cinema, Kathleen Howard, song and dance gel, Dario and Dane, dancing team, the Three Tick Tocks and Jules Stein and his orchestra help out. Harry Sosnick and his orchestra and Bob Nolan, one-time B. & K. artist, as master of ceremonies, have moved into the Walnut Room of the Bismarck; there's a new floor show, too. There's still a lot to do over on the Fair Grounds. After all, it isn't time for the final curtain yet. At Pabst Blue Ribbon Casino Ben Bernie and all the Lads operate from 6:00 P. M. till closing. Paul Ash and his orchestra play afternoons. We had been hoping, wistfully to be sure, that the local Hearst papers would bring about a vacant chair in the City Hall. That would be a grand spot for Bernie, with P. A. Charlie Riley as Chief of Police and Mr. Khayyam as secretary, or vice versa. Mrs. Ford Carter's fashion show is presented four times daily. The Five Maxellos toss each other, and whatever customers they can induce to have a fling, about the floor; little Jackie Heller climbs upon his stool sonny boy and sings and Thursday nights are Gala Nights with a flock of celeb rities paying their respects to the Old Maestro. There are practically hundreds of fan dancers waving their plumes all over the Fair Grounds. Faith Bacon of Follies and Vanities fame, and the originator of the fan dance, waves 'em at Hollywood. 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Thus we may forget the date of the Armistice but we remember that it coincided with our tonsilectomy; we can never remember off hand what year it was when Lindbergh flew to Paris but we know it was about the time we went to Mexico; a whole new epoch may begin when we master contract bridge. Aside from these individual new years, there are other communal events from which certain persons date their days. September, particularly, is a month of beginnings; it marks the opening of the school year, the first football practice, and the arrival of the oyster season. To many an epicure there is something solemn and momentous about the appearance of the first bivalves on the half shell after a summer of fruit cocktails and other less succulent appetizers. To the r months belong the oysters not for any mystic or numero- logical reason but because the four months (May to August inclusive) that lack the r encompass the warm days on which it is unsafe to eat the perishable oyster. Some cautious oyster eaters are afraid even of the months at either end of the accepted seasonal scale and play so safe as to restrain their appetites until the weather is frigid by the thermometer rather than by the calendar. It is a curious fact ob served by the Booth Fisheries Company that not only freezing tem peratures but snow in particular, turns man's thoughts to oysters. The local headquarters, which is a main distributing point, views MRS. LARRY ROMINE Invites You to See A smart collection of Autumn Costumes designed especially for this Shop. Prices begin at 19.50. RIE-GOnc 636 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE. SUPERIOR 6459 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 without stirring out the 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. 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In certain sections where the climate and topography are suitable to consumption and cultivation, the oyster is eaten all the year round with no one the worse for it — except the oyster. In Chicago, during the season, the oyster that is sold over the counter or on the restaurant table is as fresh as the one that meets a similar fate anywhere along the coast where it was grown. Owing to the speed of modern distribution, the Booth Fish eries tell us, the oyster gets into circulation here just about as soon as it does in Baltimore; in other words, on the second morning after it is taken out of the water. Except for the small proportion that travel in their shells with restaurants and dining cars as their principal destination, oysters are shipped solid (that is, without liquor — their own or any other kind) in gallon cans which, in turn, are packed in barrels of ice. Incidentally, all of the company's wares are packed similarly. The dry cold of a re frigerator does not agree with fish, but those which travel in a casing of melting ice arrive as fresh as when they left the shore. Most of the oysters consumed in this section of the country come from the Atlantic coast from Long Island down to Chesapeake Bay. The supply is not at all subject to fisherman's luck except in the sense *^Sv /\ .^^— t^0^fP that one mignt say wheat or corn XawSfnJ^A Bmw was SUDJect to farmer's luck. That IllMlfyjO fl? ^s' tne oyster is as carefully culti- IWIWIH^HB vated as the crops of the field and the only element of luck that en ters into the procedure results from the interference of the natural phenomena that may affect any product. Indications are that the ^^'^y^f^SriX present will be a big season for oysters which means that they will be good, plentiful and therefore cheap. In the case of the oyster things are seldom what they seem and the inexperienced layman usually makes a mistake when he judges them by their looks. The oyster which is most esthetic in appearance is not always the most pleasing to the palate. The differences between the oysters that we buy are in general merely those of age and, in consequence, size. The stand ard, which is the smallest, most plentiful and inexpensive, is a three- year-old. Selects are from four to five years old; while the larger counts, at the top of the scale in size and price, are from six to seven years of age. To prove that a delicacy is also rich in health giving properties is a form of gilding the lily; however, the discovery of the oyster's nutri tive qualities does not seem to have diminished its popularity as a mere treat. For the benefit of those who eat for health as well as pleasure, then, be it known that the oyster contains a considerable dose of iron as well as smaller amounts of copper, manganese and other minerals which help to prevent anemia. The oyster- wise hostess knows that there are innumerable ways of serving these tidbits: raw, cooked or at her favorite sea food restaurant. The last named method is the easiest but for the benefit of those who want a shore dinner at home there are on the market a number of delicious sauces and crackers which make preparation easier and consumption more delightful. Stop and your advance agent £ Wherever you go in these United States or Canada — you can be assured of a gracious welcome and a pleas ant room in the hotel of your choice. Simply 'phone The Chi cagoan — and we wire for a reservation. No trouble, no charge, no obligation to you. If you are undecided as to which hotel we shall be glad to recom mend one to fit your taste and needs. The number is HARRISON 0 0 3 5 Put it away and don't forget about it. the CHICAGOAN hotel service Reservations in local hotels made for out-of- town readers upon re quest. VISIT THE UMEBM ECCLESIASTICAL ART EXHIBIT : : From Europe, South Wing HALL OF RELIGION WORLD'S FAIR 72 The Chicagoan The Clothes Rack 936 N. Michigan Ave. Just Across from the Drake Autumn Opening THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7th Town and Country Clothes of distinc tion at Moderate Prices. Afternoon and Evening Gowns. Hats and Accessories. Under the same dir e ction as THE SPORTS SHOP OF LAKE FOREST NRA WC DO OUR PART Ogilvie Sisters warn you not to overlook the effect of the summer upon your hair. Every product of Ogilvie Sisters is a scientific preparation based upon years of experience and research. Every operator is a trained expert and can tell you how to correct oily hair — overcome dry hair — check falling hair— treat dandruff — arrest ing grey hair — or bring back your natural wave. Treatment* are given in the salons of > SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE I CHAS. A. STEVENS & CO. > MANDEL BROTHERS and all toilet goods departments carry these hair preparations Whatever hair problem may con front you, remember it can be cor rected by Ogilvie Sisters' special tonics. Now is the time to receive corrective treatment before an ag gravated condition becomes a chronic one. 604 Fifth Avenue New York Washington, D. C. Paris Canada Shop offers a number of imported fish sauces in addition to some American concoctions. London sends Harvey's Sauce, long and favor ably known in England, and two Escof&er Sauces, labeled Diable and Robert. Strange to say, Robert is the spicier of the two. H. P. Sauce, named in honor of the House of Parliament, comes, not from London, but from Birmingham. Any one of these gives an added sest much appreciated by all except those purists who insist upon taking their oysters straight. One of the big labor saving devices of the home grown Lady Clementine line is Oyster Cocktail Sauce, a fully prepared mixture to which the hurried or inexperienced cook need do nothing but add the oysters and serve. Another attractive item is the Lady Clementine Homemade Chili Sauce which really looks and tastes homemade. Also at Stop and Shop one finds a great variety of crackers to accompany the oyster. In addition to the tried and true soda wafer, there are new models made of different ingredients with unusual flavors. Thus certain mild cheese crackers have come into favor for the oyster course. These, of course, include Peak and Frean's Twig- lets, which really look like twiglets and taste like more; also Huntley and Palmer's Cocktail Biscuits which have a cheese flavor and a decorative alliance to a fish course in that they are shaped like small shells. Devonsheer whole wheat and plain toast, very thin and crisp and baked in easily divisible sec tions, is always an asset to a din ner; and I'm told that the recently rediscovered parched corn goes as well with oyster stew as it does with beer. In the way of service, Chicago offers many visual and mechanical means of making good food look even better. The Cloverleaf Crys tal Shop is showing a cocktail dish that makes seafood easy to serve and easy to eat. This consists of an ice dish and liner or food con tainer. The ice dish is low and ample with three divisions which keep the ice in place and prevent the liner from slipping. This liner comes in three shapes, ranging from tall and thin to wide and fairly squat. The latter is best for the oyster cocktail but either can be used for that or for fruit cocktail. The tall glass, incidentally, is also suitable for fruit or tomato juice, making the toute ensemble a very useful piece to have in any household. Another fish dish of distinction appears in Tatman's modern silver luster ware. This entire service is worthy of attention, being pleasing in design and designed for long wear as well as good looks. It is a glass plate with the silver applied, mirror like, to the lower surface and shining though engagingly and, by means of a special process, permanently. The particular plate to which I have reference has a most attractive fish design in the center. Other fish designs swim into prominence on the Hipp and Coburn forged aluminum ware. A Sunday night supper could very well be built around a hot oyster concoction served on these interesting inno vations. A set consists of two covered dishes, a tray and a collapsible holder which stands on the floor about coffee table height. The forged aluminum has an irregular, hand wrought look and the fish designs come in a number of decorative species. The same fish reap pear on amusing and ample ash trays of the same material. 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