October, 1933 1 Price 25 Cents <The CWCAGOAN The Horse Show-By Jack McDonald fVhatHl You Have?- By Ernest By field As a Man Thinketh- -By Milton S. Mayer The Pans Behind the Fans- A Parlor Game Stage- Screen-Music- Sports- Books- Art Why pay the price of a Packard? Perhaps you are debating this very ques tion with yourself: "Why pay the price of a Packard when I can get a good car for several hundred dollars less?" Then read this story of Fred C. Dierking, a Chicago Packard Salesman, and the 65 Packards he sold in 1928. The story of 65 Packards Every one of those cars was sold on the basis of "pay a little more— keep the car much longer." "Operating costs on a Packard," Mr. Dierking pointed out to those Chicagoans, "are no greater, and frequently smaller, than on a 'compromise car.' The heaviest ex pense of automobile ownership is the de preciation cost you pay when you trade in your car every two or three years. Pay Packard's slightly higher price and keep the car longer— keep it at least five years— and you will be money ahead in the end." Thus spoke Mr. Dierking in 1928. How true were his words in the light of the inter vening five years? What a census disclosed Here is a census cf those same 65 cars made a few weeks ago: Two owners have moved away from Chicago. Three have died. Three have disposed cf their cars and now own no automobiles at all. Six have traded in their Packards on other makes— a surpris ingly small number in an era of shifting fortunes and positions. Eight have replaced their 1928 Packards with new Packards. But here is the most amazing thing. 42 of the 65 owners, or two out of every three, are still driving their original 1928 Packards! If you were to carry such a census through out the country, you would probably find a similar situation everywhere. You would find owner after owner who knows, through years of experience, that Packard is the wisest motor car investment he has ever made! The finest Packards ever built You would expect the Packard of today to be finer than the Packard of 1928. And it is — infinitely finer. In fact, the new 1 934 Packards are the finest cars ever to bear the Packard name — cars deliberately designed to give America a yardstick with which to measure all fine car values, American or European. Today, see these great cars at your Packard dealer's. Ride in one — the new Packard Eight, the new Packard Super Eight, or the new Packard Twelve. Com pare it with any other fine car. And remember that this Packard which so thrills you today will keep on thrilling ycu for years to come. Mechanically it is built to last, not five years, but far longer than that. And it has the famous Packard lines whose beauty never fades. Yes, ride in a 1934 Packard — and com pare it. We believe your question, "Can I afford to own a Packard?" will become, "Can I afford not to own one?" PACKARD 1934 piN'inri a f i ~j j |r»riB w f ¥ triifi?rjdrs'.f » i"kk ifeji A & ak A A jis] THE YARDSTICK WITH WHICH TO MEASURE ALL FINE CAR VALUES The Packard Eight • Super Eight • Twelve Ask the Man Who Owns One Nothing typifies the age of elegance more than the rich beauty of mink, and no fur is more suitable for the gala occasions of city life, both day and night. This lovely coat, with its straight lines and deep collar, is from our collection in the Fur Salon, Sixth Floor. MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY October, 1933 3 *' ' "* Contents for OCTOBER A BOX AT THE HORSE SHOW, by R. H. Palenske A GUIDE TO CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT A PAGE OF EDITORIAL COMMENT CHIC AGO AN A, collected by Donald Campbell Plant THE HORSE SHOW, by Jack McDonald WHAT'LL YOU HAVE, by Ernest Byfield THE FAIR IN PICTURES, by A. George Miller AS A MAN THINKETH, by Milton S. Mayer THE SPORT DIAL FIELD, COURT AND COURSE, by Kenneth D. Fry AUDITORIUM TONIGHT, by Karleton Hackett THEATRICAL BEDTIME STORY, by William C. Boyden LASKY'S FOLLY, by William R. Weaver THE PANS BEHIND THE FANS ESCAPE FROM A SUMMER, by The Drifter. A MOVING STORY, by Kathryn E. Ritchie SPOTLIGHTS OF FASHION, by Mrs. Ford Carter MENSWEAR TO READ OR NOT, by Marjorie Kaye SHOPS ABOUT TOWN, by The Chicagoenne THE RHYTHMIC AWAKENING, by Mark Turbyfill TRAVELING AT NIGHT, by Patrick McHugh NUTS TO NERTS, by The Hostess THE CHICAGOAN — William R. Weaver, Editor; E. S. Clifford, General Manager — is pub lished monthly by The Chicagoan Publishing Company. Martin Quigley, President, 407 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111. Harrison 0035. A. E. Holt, Advertising Manager. New York Office, 1790 Broadway. Los Angeles Office, Pacific States Life Bldg. Pacific Coast Office, Simpson' Reilly, Bendix Building, Los Angeles; Russ Bldg., San Francisco. Subscription, $2.00 annually; single copy 25c. 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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. Closing October 21. 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. DANGEROUS CORNER— Illinois, 65 E. Jackson. Harrison 2741. J. B. Priestly's about what would happen is a group of neurotic diners told the whole truth about their lives. BIOGRAPHY— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2561. The Guild-American Theatre Society's first offering v/ith Ina Claire in a witty play by S. N. Behrman about the love life of a lady artist. Opening November 6. TABLES Dusk Till Dawn EMPIRE ROOM — Palmer House. Randolph 7500. Smart dinner-and-supper room, beautifully decorated and lighted; the superb dance team, Medrano and Donna 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 Phil Harris and his band playing nightly. There is some superior entertain ment. FRED HARVEY — 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. Dancing in the Embassy Room. Boyd Raeburn and his Whispering Band. HAWAIIAN ROOM — Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Fresh, cool supper room with music by Correy Lynn and his orchestra. BLUE ROOM — La Salle Hotel. Franklin 0700. The new Blue night spot in the Loop. Clyde Lucas and his orchestra provide the music, Lilyan Wolf is vocalist and the floorshow is studded with stage stars. BLUE RIBBON CASINO— Northerly Island, Fair Grounds. The Pabst night spot with Mrs. Carter's fashion show and Buddy Rogers and his California Cavaliers evenings. 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. Harry Richman is back and heads the entertainment. Vincent Lopez and his orches tra 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. Wednesdays are Front Page Nights. 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. GOLD COAST ROOM — 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. 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Every President Liner has an outdoor swimming pool. And when you've dined for a week as President Liner passengers dine, you'll know another reason why so many, many people choose these ships for all their trips. For details, see your own travel agent or Dollar Steamship Lines, 1 10 South Dearborn St., Chicago. Telephone STAte 9667. DOLLAR Stow*Ay?.z!*ia OME TO CANADA ON YOUR NEXT TRIP TO DETROIT Enjoy the jovial hospital ity for which Canada is famous. The finest food and ex ceptional service in our English Grill at moder ate prices. Make the Norton Palmer in Windsor your head quarters on your next visit to Detroit. Hotel NORTON PALMER Just 6 minutes to Detroit via New Ambassador Bridge 350 ROOMS FROAA $£. SINGLE Personal Direction PRESTON D. NORTON Wl M DSO R 6» lm. C A N ADA CHICAGOS ADDRESS There is a certain distinction in the very act of choosing a home at Hotel Ambass ador or Ambassador East — the permanent residence of Chicago's social leaders — the accepted choice of visiting notables. Superlative accommodations to meet the requirements of every guest, from hotel rooms and kitchenettes to extensive suites. Rates are Surprisingly Moderate 300 NORTH STATE PARKWAY October, 1933 7 The WORLD'S FAIR Or YOUR HOME GARDEN a tremendous landscaping project . . . or your intimate home garden We have landscaped A Century of Progress of 1933 — an enormous expanse of acreage. Where sandbars and seagulls were yester day — today sturdy trees, grass and shrubs add their beauty to the modern landscape. Set your home in a garden that is mod ernized and personal ized. Make it a part of the landscape and let us work out each detail of natural beauty. C. D. Wagstaff & Company Landscape Architects and Contractors EVANSTON. ILLINOIS CHICAGO WALNUT ROOM — Bismarck Hotel. Central 0123. Floorshow. Ted Weems and his orchestra and Bob Nolan as master of ceremonies. 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 evening dining and dancing places. Harry Sosnick and his orchestra play. BLACKHAWK— 139 N. Wabash. Dearborn 6262. Jan Garber 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. Faith Bacon heads the entertainment. Mr. Babner leads the way. 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. 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. ¦10 E. Pearson. Delaware 0776. Trudy Davidson heads a revue The Silver Bar is a thing of beauty. Louis Falkenstein is host. ORIENTAL GARDENS— 23 W. Randolph. State 4596. Dan Russo and his Orioles play and Peggy Forbes is featured. HI-HAT CLUB- of distinction. Morning — Noon — Night dining THE DRAKE— Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Se rooms and always impeccable 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. PALMER HOUSE— State, Monroe, Wabash. Randolph 7500. The splendid Empire Room, the Victorian Room, the Fountain Room and others. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. The Eitels have always been known as the most perfect of hosts. MORRISON HOTEL — 70 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. Several dining rooms and the traditionally superb Morrison kitchen. 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. 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. 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. 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— 430 S. Michigan. Harrison 5000. These many years a famous spot for excellent cuisine and service. 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. refined, rather in the Continental manner. Quiet and BENNY MEROFF, THE KENNAWAY ORGANIZA TION'S CLEVER BANDS MAN, NOW MASTER OF CEREMONIES AT THE MORRISON HOTEL'S TERRACE GARDEN CUSTOM MADE GOWNS, WRAPS, MANTEAUX AND COMPLETE TROUSSEAU BY in i:\iiv 77 CEDAR STREET Near Lake Shore Drive and MAJORCA S. S. "Magallanes" Octo ber 28, with stop at Cadis. "Sail the Spanish Way" — on a palatial Spanish Liner — enjoy finest native beverages gratis with meals. For Booklet X, ask any travel agency or g>pamsf) transatlantic Hint 173 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago State 8SI5 Your Hat molded on your head by FLORENCE HART Any Model Copied All Colors All Materials $-T50 From FLORENCE HART 2341 E. 71st Street Near So. Shore Drive 1605 E. 55th Street 3 Doors East of I. C. TOWN AND COUNTRY CLOTHES OF DISTINCTION HE CLOTHES RACK 936 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE. 8 The Chicagoan Fashion Covers Up with Long Sleeves for Dinner Long Sleeves for Evening Vogue says . . . "Cover up your arms and neck for dinner." "Not only your evening dress but your long sleeved dinner dress will have a train." "Capes and jackets cover everything up to the throat for evening." "Much is happening behind backs." Mandel's says . . . "Choose an evening gown with a long sleeved dinner jacket like the one sketched, ($100) with "a train" that is just long enough to give a graceful sweeping line to the silhouette, a "jacket that covers every thing up to the throat", and a cowl "back" that is the focal point of the mode." Stars in Your Hair .... They're the bright spots that go to all the smartest heads! Wear a pair of twinkling stars, an exquisite single crescent or those newest-of-all clips made in the very image and likeness of tiny gleaming feathers! Priced, modestly $1 to $5. Jewelry — First Floor — Wabash I \ Sketched without Jacket Vv^s- .-sSMswa^" Other long sleeved Dinner and Evening Fashions, $29.75 to $125. Chic Chicagoan Shop - Fourth Floor MAN DEL BROTHERS In the Heart of Chicago • State at Madison October, 1933 9 CM-ICAGOAN What Shall We All Do After The World's Fair Closes? For six months, A Century of Progress Exposition has solved for us the two most vexing problems of every day |jfe — where to go when we have that urge and what to do with out of town guests or business acquaintances. For a half year the answer has been easy: Go over to the World's Fair grounds. Every taste was catered to. Now it is going to be a bit more difficult. We are thrown back to deciding for ourselves. Chicago the year around has perfect answers to all questions about where to enjoy oneself or entertain people, but to try to solve them singlehandedly is a little trying. Let us recommend THE CHICAGOAN. It sorts out the movies and the theatrical offerings for you. It ferrets out the choice and unusual eating places. It tells you where to dine and dance in attractive atmosphere to the best of the music. It gets you there when places are new, instead of months after all of your friends have been there and are surprised you "didn't know." Clipping and mailing the appended form, together with your chec\ or a money order, will insure your receiving this delightful and serv iceahle magazine. THE CHICAGOAN 407 S. Dearborn Street Chicago, Illinois Q One year $2.00 ? Two years $3.50 ? Three years $5.00 Gentlemen: Please enter my subscription for the term indicated above and address my copy as follows: (Signed) (Address) — • (City) - (State). THE LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. Ren dezvous of the town notables; equally notable cuisine. 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 dinins room and a decorative continental Assorted Appetizer Bar. PICCADILLY HOTEL— Hyde Park Blvd. at Blackstone. Plaza 3200. Excellent dining room and grand views from the roof garden. GEORGIAN HOTEL — 422 Davis, Evanston. Greenleaf 4100. Here one finds fine service and always an excellent menu. 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. EASTGATE HOTEL— 162 E. Ontario. Superior 3580. Particularly fine dining room and convenient to the Loop. THE CHURCHILL— 1255 N. State. Whitehall 5000. Home-cooked meals and an inviting dining room. Specialty: hors d'oeuvres. Luncheon — Dinner — Later 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. 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. 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. 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. BLUE RIBBON SPA — Corner of Jackson and Michigan. A grand silver and black bar with a Harding's steam table. NORTH STAR ITALIAN RESTAURANT— 17 W. Division. Delaware 0592. A swell bar and grand food. LINDQUIST TEA ROOM— 1464 E. 67th St. Midway 7804. Delicious home cook ing; one of the nicest southside dining places. BALLANTINE'S— 940 Rush. Delaware 0050. Superb foods and a new bar made of fine, old woods giving the English pub atmosphere. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Delaware 3688. Swedish service and food stuffs. You'll leave in that haze of content that surges over a well-fed diner. 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. CHARM HOUSE— 800 N. Michigan. Superior 4731. At the Old Water Tower. Quaint, beautiful interior, excellent cuisine and service and reasonable prices. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. Wabash 1088. The critical tastes of the clien tele give unneeded stimulus to the chef. A BIT OF SWEDEN— ION Rush. Delaware 1492. European cooking and atmos phere. Famous for its smorgasbord. 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. PEGGY FORBES, THE CURRENT TOAST OF THE ORIENTAL GARDENS WHERE DAN RUSSOAND HIS ORIOLE ORCHESTRA PLAY SCHUPACK 10 The Chicagoan SAKS -FIFTH AVENUE NORTH MICHIGAN AT CHESTNUT • CHICAGO "Dressed" not merely clothed r I '0 be "dressed" as we understand it at Salts-Fifth Avenue ¦*¦ demands the interested co-operation of designer, work room, fitter, saleswoman and — customer. A bit of teamwork that we accomplish successfully by : A special staff of fitters for each of our fashion "types" supervised by our designer. Fitters who are trained, who have each their staff of workers, and who supervise personally the work at their tables. Saleswomen who have studied our imports and original models, who have daily contact with the designer and fitters. Who have learned to suit the fashion to the wearer with a quick and sure judgment of colors and styles. All these people and their particular skill are at the service of the woman who wants to be "dressed rather than clothed. They are successful because they give to each individual cus tomer an individual attention. SECOND FLOOR FASHIONS READY TO WEAR 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. 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— 501 Davis, Evanston. A smart dining spot where Evanstonians and northsiders like to meet and eat. 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. MILL RACE INN— Fox River Bridge, Roosevelt Rd., Geneva, III. Built in 1837. quiet, restful atmosphere; on the river's edge. PITTSFIELD TAVERN— 55 E. Washington. State 4925. Always a delightful spot for luncheon and tea while shopping, and for dinner later. LA PARISIENNE— 127 E. Oak. Superior 3181. Coffee, patisserie de choix, ices and served after the Parisian manner. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0840. Corned beef and cabbage and other good old American dishes. WAX WORKS THE LAST ROUNDUP— Brunswick. From the new "Ziegfeld Foliies." Victor Young and his orchestra play. Vocal chorus by "The Songsmiths." Reverse: "Who's Afraid of th| Big, Bad Wolf?" from Walt Disney's "The Three Little Pigs" film. Played and sung by the same people. ST. JAMES INFIRMARY — Brunswick. Cab Calloway and his orchestra do this old favorite. On the other side they play another swell old number, "Nobody's Sweetheart Now." UNDERNEATH THE HARLEM MOON— Brunswick. One for the files. Don Redman and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Harlan Lattimore. Reverse: "Ain't I the Lucky One" by the same band. THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE— Brunswick. Parts I and II. Anson Weeks and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Frank Saputo. THIS TIME IT'S LOVE— Brunswick. Reverse: "You or No One," both by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians with vocal refrains by Carmen Lombardo. JEALOUSY — Victor. Isham Jones and his orchestra. On the other side, "Seven Years With the Wrong Woman," by Ray Noble and his orchestra. Recorded in Europe. MAMMA MOCKINGBIRD— Victor. Eddie South and his orchestra. On the other side, "Nagaski" by South and his bandsmen with vocal refrain by Everett Barksdale. THE LAST ROUNDUP— Victor. From the new "Ziegfeld Follies," played by Don Bestor and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Neil Buckley and chorus. Reverse: "Beloved," by Don Bestor. THIS TIME IT'S LOVE — Victor. Isham Jones, with vocal refrain. Reverse: "To morrow," by the same orchestra. CAMINITO — Victor. Tango by Xavier Cugat and his Waldorf Astoria orchestra, with vocal refrain by Carmen Castillo, in Spanish. Reverse: "Dusk," tango by the same orchestra. BLACK MOONLIGHT— Brunswick. Reverse: "Thanks," both numbers by Bing Crosby with Jimmie Grier and his orchestra, and both from the film "Too Much Harmony." IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD APPLE TREE— Brunswick. Duke Ellington revives this good old timer. On the other side he does "Harlem Speaks." THREE WISHES — Brunswick. From the film "Good Companions." Reverse: "A Moonlight Memory," both played by Freddie Martin and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Elmer Feldkamp. EMPEROR JONES — Brunswick. From the United Artist's production of the same name, played by Victor Young and his orchestra with Connie Boswell. Reverse: "Dinner at Eight," by the same. THIS IS ROMANCE — Brunswick. Reverse: "My Love," both by Glen Gray and his Casa Loma orchestra with vocal chorus by Kenneth Sargent. THE DAY YOU CAME ALONG— Brunswick. Reverse: "I Guess It Had to Be That Way," both by Bing Crosby with Jimmie Grier and his orchestra. SOPHISTICATED LADY— Brunswick. Reverse: "That's How Rhythm Was Born," both sung by the Boswell Sisters. ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND— Brunswick. Reverse: "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet," really revivals and welcome ones, by the Casa Loma orchestra. LAZYBONES — Brunswick. Reverse: "Don't Blame Me," both played by Lee Sims on the piano. NIGHT OWL — Brunswick. Reverse: "It's Only a Paper Moon," both from the Paramount picture, "Take a Chance," played by Hal Kemp and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Deane Janis. WEEP NO MORE MY BABY— Brunswick. Reverse: "Savage Serenade," both from Earl Carroll's "Murder at the Vanities," played by Glen Gray and his Casa Loma orchestra with refrains by Kenneth Sargent. THE ST. LOUIS BLUES — Brunswick. Twelve inch disc and certainly one for the library, because Bing Crosby sings it with Duke Ellington and his famous orchestra. Reverse: Ellington plays his own "Creole Love Call." STORMY WEATHER— Brunswick. Another twelve inch record to keep. Abe Lyman and his California orchestra play it with Frank Sylvano and an ensemble singing. On the other side, "Gold Diggers of 1933 Medley" done by the same orchestra and vocalists. The Chicagoan WHAT are the PURCHASING AGENTS DOING? EVERY big company has one or more men whose entire time is de voted to buying the things which that company needs. These men are specialists. It is their business to know prices . . . materials . . . sources of supply . . . present and future trends. They are the shrewdest, canniest buyers in the world. But all of us, in a small way, are purchasing agents. We have to buy a certain number of things, if only to keep alive. And most of us aren't very skillful at it. We waste a lot of money. We miss the good bargains. In fact, we could learn a great deal by watching a professional buyer at his work. At this time, especially, it may be helpful to know what the big pur chasing agents are doing. Are they cutting down? Are they opening up ? Do they think this a good time to buy or a bad time? What do they think about the future? Well, the answer is that they are all buying as fast as they can buy. And they are buying because they know that prices are going up. "Pig iron has advanced 13%", the purchasing agent of a $20,000,000 corporation recently said. "Brass is up 4214%. I am paying 41% more for lumber than I did in March, and fiber packing cases have doubled in price. In fact, everything we use in this business is costing us more to day, and will in my opinion cost us still more tomorrow. I believe . . . that many commodities will be back to or near 1929 levels by spring." That's the way the professional purchasing agents feel about it. And they know. They have special sources of information. They are closely in touch with Industry. They have studied the workings of the NRA codes. Prices are going up. And it's a good thing for everyone. For things had come to the point where nothing had any true value. A man's time . . . his product . . . his property . . . all had sunk so low in value that he couldn't even get a decent living. That couldn't go on. So the Gov ernment set up the machinery of the NRA codes in order to make every thing worth something again. This process is now under way. Wages are being raised. Commodi ties are bringing better prices every day. But is not yet over. Before fair values . . . living values . . . can be reached, prices will have to go higher than they are now. Before they do, take a leaf from the purchasing agent's book, and lay in a supply of the things you need. There are many good bargains still to be had. But these stocks are strictly limited. Now is the time to buy. UPTURN ITEM NO. 4 Pig-iron production, be tween August 1932 and August 1933, increased 245% The advertisements in THE CHICAGOAN bring you news of many splendid values of every description. Study them carefully . . . then buy whatever you need! October, 1933 13 HOSPITABLE HOSTELRIES FALL OPENING / Mike Fritzel presents "Scoop of the Season" HARRY RICHMAN Singing Idol of the American Stage Together with VINCENT LOPEZ Society's Favorite Maestro and his Superb Music 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 b H£ F*M0U- Boy0 «* hiING Koom °inn #Oy0 And hA*VEy it, • * N0°f * / e.^. rot SPEC1AL SU One HDAV DINNERS-00 <0od at its finest. A Victor—^ ,n T ,S TsuXy Di^ne, he dejnon*.^ SK Drive ^ Sund9t!°, treat you aW'W\ tUe Georgian- D,ne f > Amv yourself should not deny Y It's a 0eco<< ,tm9 «**f Q0a'^ "^e^1 as OH**** , as^e 50c sa\ads' c^ed^ C should no, — ^Tr| CFORG1AN HOTEL OL^ l\ ,h Evanston Hinman at Davis Sts. Greenleaf 4100 MICHIGAN AVENUE NOW BOASTS BRADSHAW'S LUNCHEON 45c, 65c 85c nc. DELAWARE 2386 4- fi°»*ail Cm cor»Hon; S«e» *»/ 3/V/"e ORIENTAL GARDENS 23 W. RANDOLPH Chinese and American Restaurant PRESENTS DAN RUSSO and his ORIOLES FEATU RING PEGGY FORBES Playing three times daily — Luncheon, Dinner, After theatre Luncheon 50c Dinner 75c to $1.00 STATE 4596 ¦P to "•LlNo, Sf>ot ox aat'ful „ tie ^nitofpNE* Ss dincV -n (ij °^<? 64^," °A^C£s tYJl-S0 *est o/'rAPLAT£ 14 The Chicagoan for the DISCRIMINATING DINER fVAfc DM*&S& ot *° and «» Ca\«otn»» fi.oo^rBob^een, ana Dine and Dance in the TERRACE GARDEN October, 1933 15 MARTHA WEATHERED Weathered models show the richness of the current mode-in luxurious furs and magnificent fabrics. There is nothing too elegant for the discriminating clientele of these shops. MILLINERY MARTHA WEATHERED SHOP IN THE DRAKE HOTEL WEATHERED MISSES SHOP 950 NORTH MICHIGAN CORNER OAK STREET 16 The Chi EDITORIAL TT WAS fitting and proper that Mayor E. J. Kelly should choose A Chicago Day at A Century of Progress Exposition to voice to the executives of that enterprise in the name of the citizenry a demand that the Fair be continued through the summer of 1934. It was good business management on the part of Fair executives to restrict official reply, momentarily, to the assertion that full consideration would be given any feasible plan to that end which might be submitted. It is imperative, in the interests of the earnest bondholders whose invest' ments made production of the Exposition possible, that the greatest possible number of paying guests be checked through the turnstiles between now and the announced closing date. However, it now may be regarded as certain that the Fair, in all its essential features and enhanced by suitable additions, will be preserved. As pointed out by this magazine last June, and as re-emphasised subsequently by The Chicago Tribune, permanent retention of the location on the lakefront as site of an annual summer fair is a natural, proper and eminently desirable result of heroic efforts and genuine personal sacrifices made by the sponsors and builders of the 1933 show. Its continuance through 1934 is a necessary first step in this direc tion. The question of permanency need not be dealt with at this point, but there can be no doubt of the ultimate outcome. The people of the world have learned, in two spectacular lessons, to look to Chicago for their World's Fairs. Chicago has twice accepted the responsibility of staging a World's Fair under circumstances which produced no competitive bidders for the honor, and twice Chicago has come through. In our opinion this record entitles Chicago to permanent custody of the title, World's Fair. It should be retained, in perpetuity, as the name of the annual goings on in Burnham Park. ' I *HE timely intrusion of the federal government's department of A justice into the heretofore incompetently or fearfully administered business of finding, arresting, convicting and punishing kidnappers is not the least encouraging manifestation of a new temper in Wash ington. The abductor for ransom is a singularly sinister figure. Usually he is not a resident of the community in which he commits his crime, a circumstance practically paralysing the local constabulary instanter. Always he devotes his attentions to the citizen of means, who is almost never a pal of the town constable, and the populace is not spontaneously stirred by the personal calamities of the rich. Generally he is a pretty clever fellow, too, which the mine run of county sheriff is not, yet his menace, operating through the respon sible minority which is made up of the substantially solvent, is greater than that of a hundred journeyman burglars, stick-up experts and beer parlor bandits. The capture of Kelly, Bailey and their cohorts, together with the prompt infliction of the extreme penalty upon convicted kidnappers elsewhere, redounds to the great credit of the federal operatives. Their work in tracking down post office robbers locally, brought to focus just now in dramatic fashion, is no less worthy of commenda tion. Clearly there is a new deal at hand for the criminal, as well as for the plain citizen. Probably Mr. Capone is beginning to like Atlanta a little better now. CWCAGOAN Announcement ]V/fR- EDWARD EVERETT ALTROCK, whose burlesque of the newspaper columnists in the Sep tember issue seems to have made everybody happy, has been followed to his classic hideout on the shores of Lake Geneva and persuaded to do something, in the November number, about the Washington scene. In the same issue, Mr. A. George Miller, his camera undaunted by a year of almost constant exposure to World's Fair wonders in behalf of these pages, will begin a new series of distinctive sub jects. The various matters that come under the general heading of what to do, how and where to do it, when prohibition shall come to be no more will be dealt with by experts and — in short — the November number is going to be an altogether indispensable fea ture of the Month of Thanksgiving. It will be published, in our quaint custom, on the fifteenth of the month for which it is dated. "SMYJoirmroie) $m& ay mm pahjs Pia?UW£ *£MAYJ0r fAGSPOWOSB 18 The Chicagoan Chicagoana Notes of Sorts Picked Up Here and There About the Town Collect AND the Chicago World's Fair of 1933— h\ always and forever A Century of -*¦ ¦*• Progress Exposition to the Administra tion Building people and the souvenir manu facturers — is just about over and just some thing for the files and the memory books and the histories. It seems rather too bad, because it's been a great summer, and the Administra tion Building people did a grand job of it all. But it will be pretty cold out along the water front this winter, and by next spring the build ings, not constructed for permanency, would look pretty shabby. Still, we wish to chime in with the hope that something may be done about keeping the Fair Grounds and as many of the buildings as possible a permanent part of Chicago. W hile the Legionnaires were taking over the Town, but not wrapping up and taking home much of it, we under stand, we hovered pretty closely over the type writer during the daytime and sat by the hearth at night. It was so hard to get about places, and even if you did get somewhere, where were you? Early one evening, though, we did see a huge Legionnaire from Massachusetts, unless he had traded caps with another Legionnaire, with a beautiful skate-on bellowing about not being afraid of a Big Bad Wolf. Then he added that he'd show 'im and waved a rat trap. This demonstration was followed by a most emphatic assertion that, furthermore, he beat hell out of any path to his door. It was a good show. 1 he baseball and news paper worlds have just lost a couple of grand guys— Ringgold Lardner and Bill Veeck. The latter broke into newspaper work in his home town, Booneville, Indiana, on the local Stand' ard. Then he jumped to the Louisville Courier-Journal and later to the Chicago Rec ord'Herald and then to the Tribune. His big "fehance came when he went to the American as a sports writer. From there he got into baseball. Frank Chance, then manager of the Cubs, tutored him and helped him break into the Cubs organisation, and he got ahead fast. Ring Lardner's career is better known- sports writer, columnist, author of short stories, playwright, radio critic and really a funnyman writer — one of the great latterday humorists. There are lots of anecdotes about Lardner and those who knew him will probably recall many more, but it takes someone like Harvey Woodruff or Jim Crusinberry to relate them. We'd like to see them collected and published as Lardneriana. Repeat ALTHOUGH you probably didn't know about it at the time, and it really doesn't matter a great deal that you read about it now, there was, several weeks ago, a meeting — with ted by Donald Campbell speeches — of the Illinois Conference of Organ isations Supporting the Eighteenth Amend ment. And Dr. Clarence True Wilson ad dressed that meeting. Dr. Wilson, and again it doesn't make much difference whether you know it or not, is Executive Secretary (or maybe it's General Secretary) of the Board of Temperance and Public Morals of the Method ist Episcopal Church. Mr. Deets Pickett is Research Secretary of that order, too. Well, Dr. Wilson and Deets Pickett put out each week a little paper called the Clip- sheet. We may have noted it on these pages before. You probably haven't seen the Clip' sheet, because only editorial people are on the mailing list (it's free), we understand. It's more or less the official organ, or maybe it's just a publicity release sheet, of the above mentioned Board. But it's rather fun reading; you get a laugh out of it, and sometimes you stop to wonder just what the hell kind of peo ple some individuals are — how do they get that way? — to coin a phrase. True, the Clipsheet makes no pretense of being anything than what it obviously is. They say that much themselves. And they want to serve editors with the argument and news of the temperance reform. Editors are invited to reproduce any of the material that is printed in the Clipsheet columns (there are six of them). In fact, reproduction will be "SORRY. NO JONES LIVES HERE!" Plant greatly appreciated and its use is free with or without credit. That's fair enough, to be sure. But they say that it's much more im portant to them, by far, to have the oppor tunity to "appeal to you personally" (you editors, you!) as an influential citisen and an editor, "in order that you may have a well- informed understanding of this movement as a foundation for intelligent comment." Of course, that's their out. If the Clipsheet boys are ribbed by editors who read their publica tion, if they are damned as bigots and fakers, then the comment isn't intelligent. Clipsheet's headlines run, as a rule, something like these from a current issue: "Repeal Lacks People's Sanc tion" with a story about Repeal being able to muster scarcely twenty-five per cent of the total vote of the states which are on record against the Eighteenth Amendment, with many figures and assumptions about why peo ple stay away from the polls and what those people want. Another head: "Business Men Challenge Claims of the Brewers But Fail to Get an Answer." Well, it was the American Business Men's Prohibition Foundation that tossed out the glove. And another head: "Four Hundred New York Restaurants Quit Selling Beer." They did just that, because they found that part of their business unprof itable. But they were chain restaurants, con fectionery and dairy stores. It's all made up of just about the same sort of thing. It's rather too bad that Clipsheet couldn't have had a general distribution or even sale. Repeal would have come along so much faster. We are sure, too, that Dr. Wilson and Mr. Pickett won't be mad at us for the above lines, because they'll just check them off, if they see them, as something other than "intelligent comment." And we hope they'll not cut us off their mailing list; we'd hate to lose a laugh. And maybe that's why the Methodists of Chicago have just abandoned Prohibition and have gone out for local option instead. Perhaps we have been wrong, perhaps other people than editors have been receiving the Clipsheet. 'Buyer's Service A BOUT 1918 the Donnelley people who get "**¦ out the telephone directories started the Chicago Buyer's Service. It has become the greatest and most complete source of buyer's information in the world with vast files of accumulated data, constantly kept up-to-date by reference to trade journals, newspapers and other sources, and many times even ahead of the demand. Hong-Kong, Moscow, Buenos Aires, London, Brisbane, Cape Town consult them. And there aren't, we learned, very many questions that they can't answer. Where to buy office space, where to locate a struc tural engineer; where to buy 100,000 pairs of children's mittens, sise four; where to buy October, 1933 19 three hundred whistling teakettles; where to buy 10,000 refrigerator cabinets; where to find a chemical substitute for meat, a trained ele phant or a bottle of fish-oil. Inquiries cover ing every phase of industrial, social and home life are filed and responded to at the rate of one hundred and fifty a day by a staff of four telephone operators — including Miss Florence Johnson, head of the Buyer's Service — and two girls who handle the mail and personal calls. And what they don't know they soon find out. Mistaking the Buyer's Service for almost everything but what its name implies, people call up to find out what to do with a sick canary, where to market a snow plough, how to cremate a cat. One time not long ago, Miss Johnson told us, a woman called, rather fran tically, saying that she was all alone and hadn't seen her husband for three weeks. He'd run off, and he was a clothes cutter. It was sug gested that she consult the Classified Directory for a detective agency. And recently a party called and wanted to locate someone who could teach white mice to dance. This would have been easy enough a decade or more ago, but that form of amusement hasn't been thought of for ages. They finally located a dancing instructor for the mice in Buffalo. And the chemical substitute for meat request was an swered, too. The Buyer's Service staff found that such a food — monosodium glutanate — was imported from Japan. They've located old-fashioned brush and comb sets — the kind you hang on the wall — for a buyer in Italy, monkeys, donkeys for political parades, several tons of oyster shells, steamboats, paral dust, and ferrets to rid houses of rats and mice. And there is the case of the woman who had a dearly beloved cat, and the cat died. And the woman, wanting to do the "right thing" by her pet, desired that the cat be cremated; and she was put in touch with certain authorities who stand eager to adjust all problems be tween master and pet. And the authorities and the woman got into a huddle over the problem, and the wires became hot. But energy was wasted, for the authorities would not cremate the cat, though they willingly would gas it. "TICKET TO HAWAII, PLEASE!" The mail correspond ence, including telegrams and letters from all parts of the world, is another big item in the Buyer's Service work. It's apt to be interest ing and amusing at times, too. Once they had correspondence with a farmer who was spar ing neither in stationery nor postage to dupli cate the linoleum in his henhouse. It wasn't an especially high grade of linoleum, but it was a special linoleum, and his chickens had developed an affection for it that he couldn't ignore. It had to be just so thick, just so wide, and it had to have just the right texture. It almost had to smell right. Telephones bussed and typewriters clicked in the Donnelley offices for weeks; stenogra phers went without full lunch hours; the post age bill began to soar. Finally, with pardonable pride in a hard job well done, Miss Johnson informed the farmer that his linoleum had been found — the thickness perfect, the sur face was an exact duplicate of the reeking sample he had sent. There was just one minor thing: the linoleum came in forty-five inch widths — three inches wider than specified. Miss Johnson hoped, inasmuch as he wanted only nine yards, that it would be all right. / / 'WHO KNOWS, PAPPY? MEBBE THAT CENTURY OF PROGRESS 'UD GIVE YOU SOME IDEAS! Was it? Not a bit of it! Briefly the farmer wrote back: "Forty-two inches or no sale." The document, together with the sample, are among the most prised possessions of the office. No Consuming Passion A FAIR visitor — an Englishman — was being **¦*• entertained at dinner by his local host. On the table was a large platter of delicious looking sweet corn. The host, knowing that most Englishmen are not too familiar with this popular summer vegetable of ours, asked him if he liked it. "Oh, yes," replied the visitor, apparently not wishing to appear discourteous; "I like it very much." But when the Golden Bantam was passed, he did not help himself to any. "Why," said the host, "I thought you said you liked corn?" "Oh, but I do like it," explained the Eng' lishman, "I think it's quite fine stuff, but I don't like it well enough to eat it." Local Authors "1T7HILE this issue is being tossed here and there by the pressmen, trimmers, bind ers and all the other people who spend their working and overtime hours down on the lower levels of our printer's, The Black Archer Press will have finished the third and latest book of poetry by Sis Willner (Dorothy Dear' born to you readers of the Herald and Exam' iner) . And so our book department will have to wait till next month to have the pleasure of reviewing it. Its title is the morning after and it concludes the trilogy of verse, as indicated by the se quence of titles. The other volumes are: a lady thin\s and a gentleman decides. Miss Willner knows her versification — her forms, her rhythms and her rime-schemes — and best of all, she knows where to go for her mate' rial — the Town, the night-life, the teas, here and likewise there. Her work has appeared in many magasines, and the only reason it hasn't appeared in The Chicagoan is be cause, as we say on our rejection slips, "Sorry. We do not use verse." And The Reproach Sys tem of Contract Bridge, by David B. Adams, another Chicagoan, is now out. It's a grand 20 The Chicagoan I'M SURPRISED AT YOU, RALPH, THE CAT-TAILS WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE OLD SWIMMING HOLE! burlesque of those hundred and one (with a new edition of each every few months) little hand-books on contract by the boys and gels who make their livelihood at the game. Mr. Adams has contributed to humorous and fic tion magasines for a long time. But he also knows his bridge. In Chapter VII he covers the Original Bid quite thoroughly by saying, "Any whimsical bid may be classed as orig inal." And in Chapter XI, Rights of Dummy, "The Dummy may empty the ash trays and wipe up any spilled liquids." It's a little vol ume that packs a lot of fun and it's "as gay, useless and inexpensive as a Christmas necktie." For Charity "OUT bridge is, after all, a pretty vital part of social life. We have a notice of the coming annual luncheon, card party and fashion show, sponsored by the South Shore Service League of the Chicago Maternity Cen ter, to be held at South Shore Country Club on Wednesday, November first. The funds raised will be turned over to the Center which is in the heart of the Ghetto at Maxwell and Newberry Streets. About forty years ago Dr. Joseph B. De Lee, the noted baby specialist, founded the institution, and it is still oper ated under his auspices, deriving most of its support from money raised by its many auxiliaries. Among the shops about Town and the South Side that are donating beautiful prises and modeling their fall styles are: South Shore Vogue, showing what the fall bride and maids should wear, Elise Runyan, Richey, Jane Adamson, the M. 6? E. Hat Shop, Frances Hale, the Belgian Lace Shop, D. A. Kline, C. Wilt, Bell Cahn, Field's, Mandel's, Peacock's, Saks-Fifth Avenue, Wolock and Bauer, Tat- man, Marc Neilson, the interior decorator, L. Friedman, the furrier, and many others — close to two hundred, in fact. W. H. Rosenthal, the furrier who fostered the Streets of Paris fashion show, is modeling, too. And Ralph Williams and his orchestra will stage the show. Spaulding-Gorham's, Frederick's shop, Blum's, Martha Weathered, Leschin's and O'Connor 6? Goldberg may be among those helping out, too. The benefit will undoubtedly be one of the events of the fall season, because all of the gels have been hard at work for some weeks, put ting in a lot of hours (they're already plan ning a rummage sale for mid-November, too), the shops and stores have been most kind. Mrs. Milton H. Otte is president of the League, and the committee on arrangements is made up of well known young women of South Shore. Mrs. William E. Phillips, Jr., is gen eral chairman; Mrs. Henry Hafer, Jr., and Mrs. Paul Robinson, fashions; Mrs. Thomas Walsh, prises, and Mrs. Albert Mohr, Jr., tickets. Unique Musicale HpHE other day over in the Lyon 6? Healy ¦*¦ Sound Research Studios the local music- lovers and critics listened to one of the most extraordinary demonstrations ever put on in the Studios. Paul Kerby, the youthful British director who conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, played symphonic recordings of his unusual effects in the Peer Gynt Suite, Sailors' Chorus from The Flying Dutchman and Lohengrin music. Mr. Kerby, who is in Town representing the Austrian government at A Century of Progress, couldn't bring his or chestra, so he brought his records, the only Kerby discs in this country made in England. They were heard on the giant amplifying system in the Studios. Among those who dropped in for the audi tion were the John Alden Carpenters; Mrs. Frederick H. Upham; Mr. Otto L. Schmidt; Mr. Michael F. Girten; Dr. and Mrs. Buch- binder; Mr. Victor Elting; Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hardin; Miss Margie McLeod; Mrs. Helen Abbott Byfield; Mr. C. J. Hambleton; Mr. W. H. Barnes; Dr. von Gebauer-Felnegg. Mr. Kerby was presented by Mr. Raymond E. Durham, president of Lyon &? Healy. Crlanger Shows HPHE Theatre Guild and the American The- A atre Society of Chicago are now taking subscriptions for a series of six distinctive plays that will be offered during the 1933-34 sea son. And the subscriptions are pouring into the office of the Society at the Erlanger, stimu lated, probably, by the announcement that the subscription season will be inaugurated with Ina Claire in the Guild's production of Biography on November 6. An opportunity is offered to members to subscribe to the whole series of six plays, in cluding three Guild productions and three other plays, or to the three Guild plays or the three other plays. The other two Theatre Guild plays will be selected from a list including Ah, "Wilderness, a folk play by Eugene O'Neill; Mdry of Scotland, an historical drama by Maxwell An derson; The School for Husbands, by Moliere, in an adaptation in rime by Arthur Guiter- man and Lawrence Langner, with music by Edmond Rickett; Days Without End, a mod ern miracle play by Eugene O'Neill; Gentle' woman, by John Howard Lawson; Jig'Saw, by Dawn Powell; Sarah Simple, by A. A. Milne; Winesburg Ohio, by Sherwood Ander' son and Arthur Barton; The Purple Testa' ment, by John Haynes Holmes and Reginald Lawrence; l^ative Ground, by Virgil Geddes; They Shall "Hot Die, by John Wexley, and T^o Good End, by William D. Judson, Jr. The three other plays will be selected from the most interesting productions offered by well known producers, such as Lee Shubert, John Golden, Max Gordon, Brock Pemberton, William A. Brady and Gilbert Miller. "IS MISS DU BOIS EXPECTING YOU, SIR?" October, 1933 21 JOSEPH BELL, OF OLYMPIA FIELDS, ON HIS GELDING, GOLD DUST, WHICH IS ENTERED IN THE POLO CLASSES BRIGADIER GENERAL THOMAS S. HAMMOND'S BAY MARE, LADY, KENNETH CARTER UP, IN THE JUMPING STAKES The Horse Show A Preview of the Performance at the Armory By Jack McDonald BEAUTIFUL women smartly gowned, dashing cavalry officers of Foreign Powers, glowing debutantes, pink coated horse men, all will blend into one colorful spectacle at the World's Fair Horse Show next week. Bands will blare, horses will proudly parade, and crowds will pack the flag bedecked armory for one of the finest shows that the horse world has ever witnessed. The record breaking entry is enough in itself to make this show worthy of notice, but the entries of the Irish Free State, Sweden, Csecho- slovakia, and the United States Army in the military jumping competitions are something to raise this show above the usual run- of-the-mill horse shows. The army teams, made up of the best riders of the respective countries, will be well mounted, many of their horses holding international championships. The Irish team is bringing some fine horses. The Swedish Military Team which will compete is scheduled to arrive here this week, and will be led by Captain Claes Koenig, Equerry to the King. This will be the first appearance of the foreign army teams, but they will compete in both the New York and Toronto shows later this year. The pre diction of a phenomenally large list of entries, made by officials of the World's Fair Show earlier in the summer, has proved to be no idle jest, for horsemen from all over the country, as well as from Canada, have reserved stable room. Canada will be well represented; Mrs. C. C. Mann of Kingston, Ontario, with a string of hunters, A. L. Ellsworth and Sir Harry Sifton, both from Toronto, bringing hunters and jumpers. Another Canadian sportswoman, Mrs. Eric Phelps of Oshawa, Ontario, is sending down her horses. The international aspect will lend color to the show, but the American exhibitors should score heavily from sheer weight of numbers. Many American owned champions will be on hand to try for a share of the prise money, and the final day should see a major por tion of the cash awards resting in American pockets. Mrs. John Hay Whitney, perhaps the best known woman on the American turf today, will send an excellent string of hunters from Llangollen Farms, her beautiful Virginia estate. Mrs. Whitney has one of the finest strings of hunters that I have ever seen, almost all thorough breds, and it will be interesting to see how the best horse flesh in the country will stack up against them. Her fine hunter, Grey Knight, won the Corinthian at Charlestown a few weeks ago and is entered in several events here. The saddle classes are filling well and should furnish some close contests. The gaited horse, both three and five gaited, enjoys great popularity in the West, far more so than the hunter, but I was brought up in hunter country and cannot fathom the intricate system of judging the gaited classes. Except in the case of a standout animal, I have never been able to pick the winner of a closely contested saddle class, but the best saddle horses in the country will be here. Roxie Highland, the ten year old chestnut mare of Mary Gwyn Fiers, holds several show championships and recently won the walk trot stake at the Missouri State Fair. Gay Crusader, also owned by Miss Fiers, won the junior stake at the same show. If I remember correctly, Roxie Highland has had wins in the three gaited stakes at the Kentucky State Fair, a top honor in saddle class circles. Miss Fiers will cause a great deal of worry to other owners aspiring to the three gaited championship. Mrs. W. P. Roth's almost unbeatable Sweetheart On Parade, twice national five gaited champion and three times winner at the Kentucky State Fair, seems to be the favorite to win the $1000 five gaited stake. Any horse able to beat her will have to upset the dope as well as furnish the show ring world a grand performance, but these things may happen. At the recent San Mateo show on the West Coast Sweetheart On Parade was made five gaited champion over the Carnation Farm's American Dream. The Carnation Farm will bring American Dream to Chicago along with a large entry, and Mrs. Roth has reserved twenty stalls for her stable. The show committee has spread itself on the box stalls. All of the single stalls at the armory have been converted into well ventilated, roomy, loose boxes. Large as the armory is, there will not be stabling facilities for all the entrants, and many horses will be boarded out at neighboring establishments. We are going to see some fine jumpers in action next week, and the winner of any of the jumping stakes will have to go clean for a blue. Many of these jumpers are very evenly matched, and have won and lost to one another at the various shows throughout the country. Mrs. M. Robert Guggenheim's four entries should go well. Her Firense Popover took two blues at Southampton a few weeks ago and her Firense Fairfax won the touch and out at the same show. The imposing records and reputations of the well known horses 22 The Chicagoan COMMANDANT O'DWYER OF THE IRISH FREE STATE ON LIMERICK LACE, WINNER AT BERLIN AND ERLENHOF entered are having a bad effect upon Chicago horse owners. There will be 189 classes, however, and any owner upon looking over the conditions carefully should be able to find at least one class that might prove acceptable. After all, this is our show and Chicagoans should make a stab at some of these fat purses. Donald B. Douglas has entered his hunter, Thamesford. Robert Cudahy has an entry. Mary Belle Llewellyn is showing two of her gaited horses, and N. L. Litchfield is bringing several ponies to the show. August Busch, Jr., will show ten of the famous draft horses, Clydesdales, that have made such splendid showings at other shows. Mr. Busch will also bring his stable of hunters. The harness classes will come in for a large share of attention, there being fifty-four harness classes, almost half of these for ponies. The thousand dollar harness pony stake should draw a large field, the purse being divided into eight parts, the eighth place returning fifty dollars. A purse so divided is more attractive to the rank and file of owners. Everyone is glad to see that classes have been arranged for com mercial horses and police mounts. The police mounts of Chicago have attracted a great deal of favorable comment, especially for their excellent work in the crowds during the American Legion convention. The fine looking policemen and horses are almost the first things that visitors to our city notice, and everything possible should be done to encourage these officers. Men who use horses at their daily tasks have as fine an appreciation of their mounts as the owners of the finest saddle horses or hunters, and I for one am glad that the mounted officers will have a chance to show their pets. Some of the mounted men, although working long and arduous hours, can still find time to school their favorite mount. More power to them, and I hope they take some of the prise money. The single judge system will be used in all the classes except in the stakes, where three judges will be used. The list of judges reads like a Who's Who of horsedom, with General Pershing, the Earl of Fingall, Lord Mottistone, Count Von Rosen, Major General MacBrien, and Major General Guy Henry among those selected. There will be more than enough work for all the judges, and Mr. F. A. Bonsai, Jr., Mr. Turner Wilshire, Mr. William Carr, Dr. G. P. Isbell, Mr. Edward White, will find plenty to do. Mr. Charles Green, Mr. Harry Thornton, Mrs. Ethel Pemberton, Mr. Walter Elsberry, Mrs. John Gerken, Mr. Claude Pemberton and Mr. J. Macy Willets will also share in the judging. The judging of any first class show is one of the most important details, and if experience and fitness are qualifications, these judges should turn. in a fine job. Polo ponies will have their share of the fun, for they are to have seven classes, including a "scurry" and a bending race. On the South Side last week I saw a group of men having a regular gymkhana on polo ponies, potato races, bending races, and many short scurries, all in preparation for the {Continued on page 74) October, 1933 CAPTAIN D. CORRY OF THE IRISH FREE STATE UP ON SLIEVENAMON, A WINNER AT TORONTO SHOW IN 1932 G. KEITH LINE ON JOSEPH McDONALD'S THREE GAITED SADDLE MARE, PANSY WHIRLWIND, A CHICAGO ENTRY MAJOR GENERAL FRANK PARKER JUMPING HIS CHESTNUT GELDING, AMPERE, ANOTHER ENTRY FROM LOCAL RANKS 23 What'll You Have? Comments Upon the Use of Spirituous Liquors By Ernest Byfield EE that eminent gentleman who has the tough job of curing us of our financial measles, I don't know just where to begin. So I shall revolve uneasily about my subject, selecting a high spot here and there for comment. Men are romantic, and inaccurate, about three principal preoccupations — love, money and whiskey. We like to be deluded; you can't think of the word delusion without thinking of the word cherished. If I upset any bric-a-brac in these paragraphs, it will be from mere clumsiness. Of course, there is always change. When I was struggling through my mal-formative years, we followed Broadway and the Bowery in our choice of spirits, while France set us the mode for wine. We drank our whiskey neat, rye in the east, bourbon in the west; some cosmopolitan souls took their Irish, but Scotch Whisky — whisky without the "e" — was relegated after a little rueful sampling to the country of its origin, to be consumed by those almost legendary barbarians who be lieved that skirts were proper men's wear and that music could be produced from a bagpipe. We put hot water in our bourbon and rock candy in our rye, which we crunched, string and all, after draining the glass. Except in toddies, water in whiskey was unmanly. Even the chaser was scorned by the sturdier topers. What, build a fire and put it out? Cough if you must, after a four finger shot, but let the incandescence cool off of itself. But let our blushes mount when we remember our mixed drinks. Concoctions rather than cocktails were the vogue. Which of you ever drank a Pousse Cafe? Today it would be a fighting word. I can't recall the exact recipe, and my bartend ers guide isn't handy; but it was a Neapolitan melange of ptomaine-colored liqueurs poured layer on layer. The McKinley Era can be fixed by the picture of some burly McGheo- ghan, carefully superimposing the ingredients with a steady hand. Heavy jowled men mixed them, and heavier jowled men consumed them, before dinner if you please, or even if you're not pleased. We fairly gulped down these noxious po tions. One afternoon the service bar in the old Sherman received an order from the fourth floor for six Pousse Cafes, two Suissesses, and an Angel's — well, I can't bring myself to write the word. The order was promptly de livered to a room in which there was a single occupant in a brown derby, dosing, and very much the worse for wear. The first lesson that a properly trained room service waiter learns is never to betray astonishment, so our minion set down his tray and departed. In a while, furious calls for the drinks came from the room next door; the waiter had de livered them to the wrong number. He hur- ACCESSORIES BEFORE THE FACT ried up to retrieve his merchandise; found the drunk with his hat on, still dosing, but every glass empty. We were hairy chested about our straight drinks, but everything mixed was on the distaff side. There was the Ramos fiss, made famous by the New Orleans bar of that name. Three different bartenders were required to complete it, so abstruse was its recipe. (In reality I think it was nothing but gin, very rich cream, sugar syrup, a dash of orange flower water, and a little soda.) Then there were innumerable punches, cob blers, slings, of gin and perhaps of outrageous fortune as well. Required paraphernalia for mixing resembled an alchemist's laboratory. To claim the title Professor, you must know two hundred, without recourse to the printed page. Some years elapsed and the English took Long Island; with that conquest our tastes changed. Anyone caught drinking a sweet cocktail at Piping Rock received a letter from the House Committee. Even the Clover Leaf, momentarily popular, vanished from the charts. Only one formula, really, was ever used, a dry Martini, four parts of gin, one of vermouth, twisted lemon peel, and like it. If an expedition ever visits us from another planet, perhaps nothing will bewilder them as much as the flavors of our alcoholic beverages. Why did we ever repeal prohibition, or even need it in the first place, they will undoubtedly inquire. We then began to use a spot of soda with our whiskey and edged a little away from the chap who took it straight. We had another try at Scotch whisky, found it the finest of all, most wholesome. Our favorite brand of champagne would change with every new wine agent we were fortunate enough to meet. What stout fel lows they were! In every cafe, spectacularly, every night, setting the style in dress, enter tainment, spending, drinking, and choice of women. It was lese-majesty not to drink the particular make that they exploited. And so we went from White Seal to Cordon Rouge, from Pommery to the Widow Clicquot. We drank vintage wine at twelve dollars the bot tle, esteeming it the more if it was flat and corky. We dropped bread in our glasses, or stirred the bubbles out with a mousser. We drank red — and even pink — sparkling wines, those abominations of the French. But what Frenchmen — even fifty million — abominate, or what they revere, will not be of much importance to us now. The day of the wine ritual is over, and no amount of propaganda will revive it. It is gone with the course dinner, forever. There may be a few old boulevardiers who still talk glibly of de canting and first crus and ullage, or argue the comparative merits of a Lafite 1870 and a Latour 1875. But how can you follow the injunction to drink nothing but an Amontil lado with the soup, a white wine with the fish, a red Bordeaux with the saddle, a Bur gundy with the game, a Madeira with the ice, and a cognac with the savoury, when all you happen to have ordered is a bowl of chow mein and a pot of coffee? I believe, at least I hope, that tables wines will return, a decanter each of a sound white and a good red, at every gathering. We may drink more of the robust wines of Italy, vivacious and forthright, more suited to our taste and our vitality. Deli' cate, subtle bouquets are for a contemplative people. Today, if an American ever stops to contemplate at all, he needs a shot of strong drink, at once. We overrate age in whiskey and in wine. "So's your old grandfather" is an irreverent, but an appraising attitude. American whiskey is fully matured at six years; Scotch at eight; longer periods may mar as well as better the flavour. Only cognac improves progressively. Wines, of course, definitely become senile. Do not be fooled by false cobwebs any more than by false eyelashes. Cellar men of the bygone days used to sprinkle them on. Nor do our cellars need the atmosphere of the catacomb. Let the modern architect enter. There is no more gracious decoration than a wall of liqueurs, arranged with an eye for color. Whiskeys, cognacs, sherries should be in casks for authenticity. Canted racks for the light wines should complete the picture. And all of it bright, clean, without the musti- ness of the old time cave. This article is beginning to age a little. Let's call it a day. Criticisms may be filed with The Liquor Editor, The Chicagoan, or tele' graphed direct to Ella Boole. 24 The Chicagoan ; : A. GEORGE MILLER THE UBIQUITOUS GREYHOUND MAKES ITS WORK-A-DAY WAY THROUGH THE FANCIFUL SCENE OF A CENTURY OF PROGRESS GROUNDS, PAUSING AT THE FEDERAL BUILDING M A. GEORGE MILLER THE GENERAL MOTORS BUILDING, DRAMATIC FOCAL POINT OF AN INTEREST WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR THE SPECTACULAR ADVANCE OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY PROSPERITY I Ac A. GEORGE MILLER BEFORE THE ONRUSH OF VISITING HORDES SOFTENS AND BREAKS THE BEAUTIFUL LINES OF TOPOGRAPHICAL COMPOSITION, THE FAIR IS A SYLVAN PERSPECTIVE A. GEORGE MILLER WITH EMINENT PROPRIETY, FLAGS BRAVE TO THE WEST WIND GREET THE EARLY VISITOR TO THE FAIR GROUNDS, PRESAGING A VASTLY BETTER DAY AND DAYS As a Man Thinketh Some of the Things West of Suez By Milton S. Mayer WITHOUT ever intending to be other than honestly, if not engagingly, crit ical, I seem to have been whooping it up for the world's fair since the day it opened — yes, and for a year or more before that. The records of this and any other journal that would give me space bear mute but incon trovertible testimony that when the world was saying it couldn't be done, when the hand of every man was raised against it, when the republic was tottering, Mayer stood staunchly, bearing his sunken chest to the storm and stemming the torrent of dis couragement with an arm like Galahad's, or Zbyssko's. All I needed to look like a knight in shining armor was a little higher shine on my blue serge suit. In the dark, you couldn't have told the difference. Now that the exposition is nearing the end and in a week or so will be, as the literary writers say, no more, I feel that I ought to stand in line with the rest of the devils and be given my due. I ought, perhaps, to be given a wreath, with an inscription begin ning, "To Mayer, who in the dark hours . . ." But the question, as I write, is still an open one whether or not there will be 100 cents to give every man, woman and child who in vested a dollar in the bonds of the exposition. When that is taken care of, and not before, will I sue for a wreath. The exposition will pay off, or at least come nearer paying off than any previous fair. As has been reported in the news papers, not enough people have attended but those who have attended have spent a great deal more inside (to the profit of both the fair and the concessionaires) than was antic ipated. There is no doubt that the nation, despite my misgivings on at least one public occasion, has come as one man. The hotel and rooming house and restaurant and store figures show that, as do the fair's own figures. It is the Chicagoans who, on the thoroughly wicked theory that they have plenty of time yet, have kept away all sum mer. And it is the Chicagoans who, when the fair is over, will be explaining to each other how they kept intending to go but the damn thing was over before they got a chance. In the present order of things a project is not spoken of as a success unless it pays 6% on the investment. And because I intend to claim the entire credit for the fair if it is a success, and will be forced to maintain that I never heard of it if it is a "failure," I join the newspapers, the concessionaires at the fair, and Mr. Dawes in a wholesale getting-down- on-the-knees and pleading with the great and good people of Chicago, if I am not mis taken, to get off the dime and go to the biggest show on earth, ere Nov. 1. Rand ALL honest people who work for a just .reward from man down here and the same from God in heaven must have secretly cheered the judge who meted out a year in jail, with clothes on, to Sally Rand, the cheap and untalented protagonist of the rib-and- groin display that calls itself the "fan dance," like the saloons for a while called themselves "soft drink parlors." But their rejoicing is abortive, for the sentence was unduly severe for a charge of indecent performance, and the judge was very possibly without prece dent in using such severity. This means that the Rand woman's lawyers will be able to parade to the higher courts bleating, "Art! Art!" and the woman herself will become the center of a cause celebre. And if the sentence is sustained, she will be billed all over the world as a martyr to art and beauty in a country where art and beauty have no place. All this means, of course, a cascading of the yokels' dollars into the hungry pockets of the Rand woman (she wears pockets on pay days), her lawyers, her managers, and the showhouses, cabarets and private brawls where she is booked. The matter of expo sure of the female body is great copy for the newspapers, and there is no danger of the Rand woman's being shut out from the daily press as long as she continues to toss her torso in the faces of moral judges and mortal men, which will probably be some time yet. When the verdict was read, one of the Chicago papers made the rounds of the min isters of God, asking them what they had to say about it. Most of them had something silly to say, but the Rev. Elmer L. Williams, who is about the only genuine reformer in town and who is so sane people think he is crasy, refused to comment, on the grounds that he did not want to give the woman any more publicity than she had. That is where the Rev. Williams is smarter than a lot of people who have access to print, including me. <JxCerger THE rumors that the University of Chi cago and Northwestern University — for several years on such bad terms that they have not played each other in football — are planning to merge have been laughed off by both sides. The impression given is that they are to cooperate in the economy which hard times have finally forced on higher education by eliminating duplication of re search and splitting the difference. President Hutchins of Chicago is said to have taken the lead in the negotiations looking to a working agreement between the two schools, and the negotiations are said to have been going on for several months. In an article in a recent issue of the Yale Review, Mr. Hutchins indi cates certain aspects of his attitude on the financial problems facing universities: "... Through economical administration, through changes in methods of teaching, through internal reorganisation, through in ter-university agreements on research, the universities may be able to maintain them selves till the next boom ..." "Inter-university agreements on research" does not sound like mergers. The rumors have been that in the projected merger Chicago, which is great in research and weak in "college life," would abandon its under graduate school, and Northwestern, which is strong in "college life" and average in re search, would abandon its graduate school. Mr. Hutchins, who was a boy himself once, has frequently been accused of plotting the abandonment of Chicago's undergraduate school, and in this same article he says: "... Unless a university wishes to con duct an experimental college, it should abandon the freshman and sophomore years altogether ..." But he has frequently indicated that the University of Chicago, for the time, at least, wished to conduct an "experimental college." There is no substantial evidence to indicate that he has ever intended, or does now, to kick the undergraduate years out of his university. The pressure on him against such a move would be tremendous, of course, just as the pressure on, and even abuse of, Mr. Scott would be tremendous if he was known to be considering the abandonment of Northwestern's graduate work. The plan would seem to be simply the elimination of duplicate research and research facilities by two universities that are in the same city. But from a man who seldom speaks out of turn I have heard that there is no fooling about the merger talk. He tells me that the deal is on the verge of being made, and that this is Chicago's reason for sacrificing its in dependence: Northwestern operates under an ancient charter from the state, in which its properties are guaranteed freedom from tax ation forever. If the University of Chicago could transfer its huge downtown business properites to Northwestern, it would save around $500,000 a year in taxes. He adds that the reason the merger has not been consummated is that Chicago's original endowment requires a certain proportion of the board of trustees to be Baptists and that Northwestern's original endowment requires a certain proportion of the board of trustees to be Methodists, and that the two propor tions are incompatible. Hutchins' assertion in the Tale Review article that "it even seems possible that we may look forward to the development of regional universities" reminds me of a picture I was once given of William Rainey Harper, knocking the other middle western university presidents out of their chairs in the '90's by telling them that "I intend the University of Chicago to be, some day, the only university in the city, and some day the only university in the middle west, and some day the only university in the country." I cannot guarantee that either the man who told me about the merger or the man who told me about (Continued on page 71) October, 1933 29 FOOT BALL CHICAGO Oct. 21 — Purdue at Chicago. Oct. 28 — Michigan at Chicago Nov. A — Wisconsin at Chicago. Nov. I I — Indiana at Chicago. Nov. 18 — Chicago at Illinois. Nov. 25 — Dartmouth at Chicago. NORTHWESTERN Oct. 21 — Indiana at Northwestern. Oct. 28 — Northwestern at Ohio State. Nov. A — Minnesota at Northwestern. Nov. I I — Illinois at Northwestern. Nov. 18 — Notre Dame at Northwestern. Nov. 25 — Michigan at Northwestern. ILLINOIS Oct. 21 — Illinois vs. Army at Cleveland. Nov. A — Michigan at Illinois. Nov. I ! — Illinois at Northwestern. Nov. 18 — Chicago at Illinois. Nov. 25 — Illinois at Ohio State. Oct. 21— Ohio State at Michigan. Oct. 28 — Northwestern at Ohio State. Nov. A — Indiana at Ohio State. Nov. I I — Ohio State at Pennsylvania. Nov. 18 — Ohio State at Wisconsin. Nov. 25 — Illinois at Ohio State. MICHIGAN Oct. 21 — Ohio State at Michigan. Oct. 28 — Michigan at Chicago. Nov. A — Michigan at Illinois. Nov. I I — Iowa at Michigan. Nov. 18 — Minnesota at Michigan. Nov. 25 — Michigan at Northwestern. WISCONSIN Oct. 21 — Wisconsin at Iowa. Oct. 28 — Purdue at Wisconsin. Nov. A — Wisconsin at Chicago. Nov. I I — West Virginia at Wisconsin. Nov. 18 — Ohio State at Wisconsin. Nov. 25 — Wisconsin at Minnesota. PURDUE Oct. 2! — Purdue at Chicago. Oct. 28 — Purdue at Wisconsin. Nov. 4 — Carnegie Tech at Purdue. Nov. II — Purdue at Notre Dame. Nov. 18 — Iowa at Purdue. Nov. 25 — Purdue at Indiana. INDIANA Oct. 21 — Indiana at Northwestern. Nov. A — Indiana at Ohio State. Nov. I I — Indiana at Chicago. Nov. 18 — Indiana at Xavier (Cincinnati) Nov. 25 — Purdue at Indiana. MINNESOTA Oct. 21— Pittsburgh at Minnesota. Oct. 28 — Iowa at Minnesota. Nov. A — Minnesota at Northwestern. Nov. 18 — Minnesota at Michigan. Nov. 25 — Wisconsin at Minnesota. IOWA Oct. 21 — Wisconsin at Iowa. Oct. 28 — Iowa at Minnesota. Nov. A — Iowa State at Iowa. Nov. I I — Iowa at Michigan. Nov. 18 — Iowa at Purdue. Nov. 25 — Iowa at Nebraska. NOTRE DAME Oct. 21 — Notre Dame at Carnegie Tech. Oct. 28— Pittsburgh at Notre Dame. Nov. 4 — Notre Dame vs. Navy at Baltimore. Nov. I I — Purdue at Notre Dame. Nov. 18 — Notre Dame at Northwestern. Nov. 25— U. S. C. at Notre Dame. Dec. 2 — Notre Dame vs. Army at New York. 30 The Chicagoan Field, Court and Course An Amiable Consideration of the Sportive Scene By Kenneth D. Fry JUST as this monthly piece was being closed up, there came word of the death of William L. Veeck, president of the Cubs, after a lingering fight against leukemia at St. Luke's hospital. It is peculiarly disconcerting when close friends die. And Bill Veeck was a close friend. He was a former baseball writer, who was given his chance to do something with the Cubs when he criticised that club — years ago. The late William Wrigley, Jr. was so impressed with Bill's ideas about base ball that he invited him over and gave him the job of doing something about the Cubs. Bill was a vital factor in the building up of Cub prestige, more than any other per sonage connected with the club. He was decisive, firm and extremely kindly in his attitude. It's all a little sad. Casual Comments on Current Con ditions — Everybody but Northwestern ap peared to be fully in sympathy with Iowa's victory over the erstwhile Wildcats. And some Northwestern folk I've seen didn't mind so much. . . . A housewife and a colored stable boy split the daily double at Lincoln Fields, each winning $2,505.80. Somehow there's no mention of housewives who spend the grocery money — or am I talking out of turn? . . . That Hornsby fellow (remember him?) simply won't go with the crowd. Rogers, now managing the St. Louis Browns, picked the Giants to win the world series. The rolling stone might not gather moss, but it's at least distinctive. Sure enough, there it was. . . . Right on the sports pages of the Daily K[ews. . . . "Old King Football," in the first line of Ralph Cannon's story. ... To save wear and tear, why not keep that line standing from year to year. . . . It's getting so that we know where to look every season. . . . Being satis fied, I never even looked further to see if there was "the thud of cleated shoe against the pigskin." . . . But it was probably about. . . . This town could do far more variety on its sports pages. . . . And a little more casual treatment. . . . Everybody's so serious. . . . Let's kick everybody around a little more. . . . But if truth is printed and the boys are kidded, bricks come through the front win dow and lawyers pop up. . . . And I know. . . . Don't we, Milt? . . . Having delivered a well- meaning utterance urging casual treatment, this department immediately lapses into a serious mood to mention the deaths of Ring Lardner and William Lawrence Stribling, which affect me far more than current events on the gridiron and diamond. The only bad thing I ever knew about Ring Lardner was that he was a sports writer, and to consider that from another angle, the only good thing I ever knew about sports writers was the fact that Lardner was one, once upon a time. Somehow Ring's philosophy is appealing. He slid out of the picture with a lingering ailment, but too much was enough, so he figuratively thumbed his nose at the medical profession and virtually said "to hell with this resting business" by cranking up his typewriter and going to work again. Going back to work might have shortened his existence, but Ring was primarily a news paper man. Newspaper men are notoriously lasy, but they always seem to want to work when they shouldn't. I can't vouch for the accuracy of the fol lowing yarn, and perhaps it never happened this way at all, but it reached my lopping ears and was credited to Ring. So there: Back in the days when radio announcers and baseball writers shared the same press box space (a custom since abolished, to keep baseball writers from becoming any crazier) Ring went out to cover a game. With characteristic ruthlessness, he filed a lead substantially as follows: "There were two baseball games played at park yesterday, the one I saw and the one the radio announcer saw." And as for Will Strib ling — well, he was "people." There are some respectable folk in the fight racket, and the Striblings were a fair share of them. They used to say that Strib lacked nerve, but I always doubted that, and I didn't wait until he died to say it. Nobody who ever saw him go roaring off a runway in his plane and go into a steep climb that made veteran pilots shudder could say the lad lacked what it takes. And, personally, I think that anyone who would ride a motorcycle has plenty of that stuff. Anyhow he fought 'em as they came, with "Pa" in his corner and "Ma" seldom far away. In his big shot, Strib was doomed against Schmeling, and I've always thought he looked overtrained when he climbed into the ring against Max, that terribly hot night at Cleveland, and absorbed, in the later rounds, an unmerciful beating until George Blake wisely halted the fuss with seconds of the final round remaining. Also I can't forget the way he hooked a short one to the protruding chin of Otto Von Porat and removed that wide eyed and lousy fighter from further consideration. The scuffling racket would do better with more Striblings. The writing grind would be better with more Lardners. Perhaps this correspon' dent watched the Northwestern-Iowa game through the back end of his field glasses, but it did seem to me that the violent display of adjectives poured into linotype machines fol lowing the contest at Soldier Field was a little unwarranted. True enough, the football was pretty good, considering that it inaugurated the season, but there's just one good reason why Iowa beat Northwestern, 7 to 0. To-wit: Iowa lasted longer than Northwestern. That vaunted backfield of Northwestern couldn't go places because that j vaunted Northwestern line was pushed around in severe and ungentlemanly fashion by those burly Hawkeyes. What Hanley wcjuld give for Marvil and Riley. To say nothing of a Rentner. j Iowa's tackling was bad and its blocking was spasmodic, good when the touchdown was scored, but otherwise mediocre. Don't go around laying huge bets on Iowa. A smart club will do damage there. Or am I wrong. Anyhow, that lad, Dick Crayne, can play on my side any day. Iowa picked up a backiield boy of startling ability 'in that young man, and Ossie Solem can breathe easier about his future as long as Crayne is around. He brushed past Northwestern as if those boys were tackling dummies. Laws got a bushel of credit on the play that scored the touchdown, but otherwise he did little. And Crayne would have scored on the previous play if he hadn't overrun his inter ference. Backs slid about the surface of Soldier Field, skidding hither and yon. That is a terrible place for football. However, to peer gently on the sunny side of life, Iowa's victory was peculiarly satisfy ing. The Hawks were hung out on the line as an example in the Big Ten for doing what a lot of other schools were probably doing, too. The sin is in getting caught. Since those hectic days of trial and sentence, Iowa hasn't had much luck. Even Northwestern shouldn't begrudge the Hawks their chance to cheer, especially since Northwestern doesn't seem to have much anyhow— at this writing. Perhaps, later on. They do say as how Crayne, Iowa's soph omore ground gainer, was second best to Berwanger of Chicago during their prep days in the Hawkeye state. By the time this appears in print, I will have seen Berwanger, barring an attack of measles, and my jaun diced eye will gase at him awestricken, be cause if Berwanger is better than this Crayne, then I will take him very seriously this fall and give him the old eye every time he appears as a Stagg Field attraction. Fur thermore I hope he's that good, so that Clark Shaughnessy will have fun with his first Chicago team. All in all, early games in the conference weren't too satisfying. They seldom are. Minnesota is a great (Continued on page 58) October, 1933 31 BIANCA SAROYA Prima donna of the San Carlo opera company. An American girl, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and quite properly of German parentage, with the operatic voice in her throat, the theatre blood in her veins and yet quite human. Has sung pretty much everything and everywhere; all the dramatic roles; in North and South America, Italy, France, Germany and Roumania. The first American prima donna to sing in Bukarest, where she found her husband, the tenor Dimitri Onofrei. A high-powered operatic pair and they have got on very well together for quite some time. Now think of that! "Auditorium Tonight" A Populace Rediscovers Grand Opera FORTUNE GALLO must have made a record for attendance at the Audi torium with the San Carlo opera com pany. For the first week, eight performances, he drew almost 28,000 patrons— figure it out for yourself and think it over. If there be anything we Americans love it is a record, so for the moment great is Gallo. Why this surprising attendance which sur passed all expectation? One is forced to the conclusion that there still is a great public in terested in "grand opera" in the oldfashioned meaning of the word. "Grand opera" to the public apparently, even today, still means opera that affords music for the singers to sing and singers who can sing the music. Carmen, Faust, Trovatore, Aida, Rigoletto and all the rest of the old reptroire. Old stuff, out of date, a bore and beneath the contempt of the intelligentia, and yet what the public wants. Sad but true. The theatre is for the public. If the public is interested to the point of paying its money in at the box office window, the thing has life and the right to exist. If the public will not go in sufficient numbers, then the perform ances may be superb, of supreme artistic value, show enterprise, make for progress, even awaken the lanquid and patronising interest of the intelligentia, and yet the thing dies and lies dead as a doornail, which is the deadest bit of ironmongery and almost as dead as modern, up-to-date opera. "Grand opera" means music and singing, while modern opera means acting and orches tra. Might this be called an irreconcilable con flict between the public and the intelligentia? From the beginning of time the people have always loved the sound of the human voice in song upraised. The intelligentia of our progressive day yearn for acting with the voice used only in dramatic declamation against a background of orches tral tone. If they want acting why do they not go to the theatre which, heaven knows, would willingly accommodate them. But where today is the theatre? Echo answers. Fortune Gallo has always given the public the kind of opera it wanted, and so they have confidence in him. They felt sure he would not let them down with any highbrow stuff but would give them the best he possibly could for the money. So they took a chance, found that he had held to the faith and was giving them good singing, and in return they filled the house for him. Gallo has no illusions. Well, how can any man spend his life in the operahouse and keep any illusions? He has no backing, no "angel," nothing except his knowledge of the opera business and of the public. If he does not give the public what it wants he goes broke. But here he is after goodness knows how many years going stronger than ever and charging prices that threaten to put a crimp in future operatic enterprises. By Karleton Hackett If he can give opera that delights the public for $1.10 top and make a living — what is the answer? Gallo is an Italian with the traditions of more than three centuries of opera giving back of him. In him the two qualities of the im presario are united, the stage sense and the money sense. He knows a good show and how to put it on, and he knows just how much he can spend and where the money must come from. So he pays for the music and lets the decoration go. Of course he had luck in this present sea son in that numbers of excellent artists were "available," including orchestra and chorus. A fine orchestra made up from the forces of the old Civic and Chicago symphony and the Civic chorus. And he also knew just how to pick the best from those "available," which is not luck but comes from knowing the business. Tenors like Onofrei and and Lindi are mighty good singers and capable of standing up under the work — and does Gallo work them? What would be pampered "grand opera" tenors of the old regime have thought of singing in Butterfly one night and Faust the next, then, with a day's rest, going on in Rigoletto as did Mr. Onofrei the first week; or singing Pagliacci Thursday, Trova' tore Saturday and in Aida on Sunday like Mr. Lindi? Think of it and just part of the week's work to be done over and over. Mme. Saroya, Santuzza, Leonora and Aida in four days, and every one top notch. Mmes. Bourskaya and Sabanieeva, both of real qual ity. Dainty Hisi Koyke, who gave a most appealing performance of Madame Butterfly and merely wanted a little more singing skill to have been a sensation. As it was she made it seem possible, since one could well imagine a roving lieutenant from the fleet as having an affair with her. A pretty performance of Hansel and Gretel with the Misses Fox and Schalker, only, alas, the difficulty of making the English words tell. Rotheir Rothier, Chief Caupolican and Dell Valle, the real quality, with several promising young voices. Carlo Peroni conducted every performance and proposes so to continue. Proved his pow ers. A real opera conductor with a firm grip on his forces and the sense of proportion to hold all in balance. Intelligent stage direction with good pic tures for the eye. But Gallo spends his money on the music where it will count. It is the music and the singing that the public wants, not lavish decoration. If you have money to throw to the birds, then go in for embroidered stuffs and period furniture, but he has no such money. And the public got opera that it really en joyed, and for $1.10. That puts a solemn problem up to all future operatic projects. Meanwhile our own local operatic pot is boiling merrily with good prospect that something really desirable will somehow get itself cooked. About half way between Gallo's $1.10 and the old whoopee $6.60 — say $3 as being organised "not for profit." (A sure bet that, if by any chance you should be a betting man.) George Lytton, the solid and dependable, has a hand in the matter. If he thinks it has a chance he will take hold and with substantial backing. But it will have to be right from top to bottom, so to speak, or nothing doing; and you know George. Oh you Streets of Paris! Or chestra Hall opened its doors again with Frederick Stock and all his forces in fine feather. They had furbished up the outside to look no end spick and span — if only they could do as much for the interior. Did you hear anything of that impressive drive for new patrons? Neither, apparently, had anybody else. The people gave Mr. Stock a welcome of reserved warmth, but it seemed that he looked a bit glum as, with all-embracing glance, he noted the empty seats. This may have ac counted for the rather perfunctory and heavy- handed manner in which they ploughed through the Bach Suite. Well, they are all human up on the stage and would so love to see the hall filled. They are also a routined orchestra made of the right stuff, so by the time they got into the Beethoven Seventh they had themselves in hand. Too accustomed to looking at empty seats for it to upset them overmuch; though you would have thought that for the opening concert . . . Oh, well! Breadth, power and exquisite delicacy in the ornamentations. Real Beethoven for those who still react. The woodwinds were par ticularly fine; fine tone with variety of shad ing, and in tune. Celli and viole were lovely. It all went with spirit, though not impeccable technically, if anybody minded. Debussy's Iberia was the high light of the evening. Debussy wrought his fancies into tonal textures of enduring stuff. It is sure now that he will last. Never one of the cloud- compelling great ones, but a man of the true creative impulse and the skill to put down exactly what he had in mind. He heard it all in his inner ear and worked over it until it had been fashioned to his mind. The rarest gift is that of creative thought. But that avails naught lacking the technical skill to set it down in black and white on paper. Debussy had the skill, wrote to his own satisfaction and then set his notions adrift to catch the world's favor or fade into nothingness. Never was a best seller and doubtless never will be. So much the better for him. When a thing is made of the real stuff, who cares for the opinion of the gener ality? October, 193 3 33 Theatrical Bedtime Story With Yawning Observations on Contemporary Realities ONCE upon a time, children, the month of October was a time of bussing ac tivity in the theatrical kingdoms of the world. Good King Jakie of Schubertovia was wont to announce twenty or more new spec tacles. The Regency of Guildland would be preparing to lead Prince Alfred and Princess Lynn out onto the balcony for the delectation of a clamoring populace. The Earl of Carroll and his rivals, Florens the Magnificent and Duke George the White, were herding together the peasant girls of their realms for folk-dances and maypole frolics. And many lesser nobles offered gaudy shoe-strings for the services of rustic troubadours, betattered poets and stroll ing players. There was much rejoicing in all the lands. And gold coins without number rolled into the coffers of the kings. Such were the days when Actorhood was in Flower. Then came a time when great herds of bulls, bears and jackasses swarmed over the lands, destroying all the crops. So the rulers had to eschew frivolous things to hoe the barren fields and milk the skinny cows — Stop, Grandpa, you're breaking my heart. So Grandpa promised to take the children to the Enchanted Island to make up for his sad, sad story and retired to his library to meditate on the present unhappy state of the theatrical kingdoms. October coming in, nut brown ale only two months away, the Legion Convention in town, and only two new plays! Or more accurately, one new play and one amusing stage-stunt; the latter, Uncle Tom's Cabin; the former, Dangerous Corner, at the Illinois. There have been better plays than Danger ous Corner. In fact, a better one can be seen nightly at the Grand where Dinner at Eight is still current. But after the deluge of such infant's pabulum as Peggy, Be Careful and S\idding, first-nighters generally welcomed an adult drama with whooplas, hotchas, and other approbative noises. And well they might. J. B. Priestley wrote the play, and wrote it around an idea which is definitely provocative. Peopling his stage with a group of sophisti cates, all related by blood, business or the statutes of some sovereign state, he allows them to chat for a few minutes with demi-tasse insouciance, then directs one of the characters to drop a remark apparently as innocuous as a handful of confetti, actually as dangerous as a hand-grenade. A question is asked. An other. And in less than it takes a gangster to be out on bail, the charming dinner guests are riddling each other with round upon round of innuendo, insinuation and accusa tion. With the result that they all fall into a malevolent jigsaw of homicide, robbery, adultery, perversion and narcotism. To bring his curtain down, Mr. Priestley appends a sort of epilogue, repeating the play's opening and showing how the aforesaid explosive remark might have evanesced into the vaporous chat ter and come to nothing. This tricky ending By William C. Boyden led me to believe that Dangerous Corner is a dream-play. I take it that the author was merely pointing his moral. The play's armor has several cracks through which critical arrows might wing their captious way. It is too talky. Everything that happens is in restrospect, re vealed by confession or deduction. Again, the pattern is rather too apt for credence. No group of persons could fit so beautifully into a mosaic of highly coloured sin. And, as a result of this geometric precision of plot, the complications are usually telegraphed ahead to the audience. But in the general rejoicing over the advent of literate drama these minor defects in dramaturgy lose all importance. Dangerous Corner is a good show. And the Town needs good shows! The cast, while not of uniform excellence, has metropolitan flavor. Gavin Muir is the biggest name. I like him better in comedy (Springtime for Henry) but with his offhand delivery, assured manner and agreeable per sonality there is sufficient emotional power to make him entirely acceptable in straight drama. Although utterly English in speech and de portment, Mr. Muir was born in Chicago. So was Eden Gray, who handles the most impor tant feminine role with complete persuasive ness. The other more competent member of the cast is Jack Hartey, portraying the char acter who turns out to be the most villainous and does not seem to care. It is a part fairly dripping with gravy, most of which Mr. Hartey facilely laps up. The others would be better suited to more naive types of drama. Particularly one Warren Ashe, assigned to the task of depicting a lad with tendencies just a wee bit homo. Young Mr. Ashe complains in the public press that he longs to play "he men." He should be allowed to. The vagaries of sexual neurosis are not up his alley. Our Village did not leap upon Uncle Tom's Cabin with unrestrained shrieks of glee. Doubtless most Fair visitors have seen too many Tom Shows to be partic ularly intrigued, and our local wiseacres may have considered the affair beneath their urban notice. Or, again, perchance Harry Minturn's production at the Studebaker was neither good enough nor bad enough. Time may tell whether or not Chicago is Uncle Tom con scious. Otis Skinner is headed this way with the Players Club production of the classic, and, now that Mr. Minturn has taken to the road, the Show Boat Dixiana may take a shot at seeing how badly they can do the piece. Yet Minturn's Uncle Tom's Cabin was not without merit. There were, for instance, sev eral very passable bits of acting. Margaret Fitch, a Chicago girl seen here too rarely, made Elisa literally believable. Unfortunately she crossed the ice too early in the evening. Then I liked Mr. Minturn's Simon Legree. He made the nasty old slave-driver a slick dog instead of the lonchaneyish ape usually pa* raded in the role. There seems no sound rea son why the bestial Legree should not be something of a dude to boot. Victor Suther land was good in a couple of parts, although he might have put on a beard to make his doubling more credible. So was Guy Hick man, utterly faithful to tradition in his rendi tion of Lawyer Marks. While it would be straining conscience to claim that Enid Markey and Marianne Palmer, two actresses whose childhoods are distant memories, were entirely satisfactory as Topsy and Eva. In the uneven acting there is perhaps an other clue to the failure of this particular pro duction. Some played straight; others adopted the technique of old-time melodrama; still others were true to the Tom Show tradition. The result was amorphous. But there is an even more cogent reason to explain the lack of public enthusiasm. DeWolf Hopper was a godawful Uncle Tom. It has been said that no actor can fail in this part. The maxim no longer holds good. Mr. Hopper's unique personality stuck out so violently through his burnt cork that one suffered evening-long temptation to raise in one's seat and demand Casey at the Bat. When I left the theatre on the opening night the worthy Hopper was making his inevitable curtain speech. Doubt less he did recite the saga of the unfortunate baseball player before they turned the lights out on him. Also on the debit side of the ledger was the Boatner Choir who slowed up the action by singing spirituals and such ana chronistic ditties as That's Why Dar\ies Were Born at frequent intervals throughout the evening. Faute de mieux, my path led one night back to Dinner at Eight, still sustaining its substantial overhead at the Grand. What a show! It can stand re-seeing, and I would not collapse with boredom if, after dinner at eight, my host should suggest a third visit. The excuse for mentioning the play again, if excuse be needed, is a couple of new faces in the cast. Paul Harvey and Judith Wood have hied themselves Hollywoodward, their places being taken by Robert Middlemass and Ruth Abbott. The substitutions do no harm. In fact it is possible to contend that Middlemass is rather more authentic as the two-fisted capitalist than was his predecessor. Paul Harvey can never be anything to me but a detective who packs a big load of men ace. He has played that role so often. Mr. Middlemass has also been the big dick in his day, but he does not yell quite so loud. On the contrary, Judith Wood's withdrawal is something of a loss, although Miss Abbott gives a sound performance as the gal who speaks "pure Spearmint." There was a brit tle toughness about Judith Wood which is hard to duplicate. 34 The Chicagoan EDEN GRAY Her grandfather came to Chicago before the Fire to conquer in fields commercial; she returns to Chicago during a Century of Progress to conquer in fields theatrical. For under the eupho nious stage name of Eden Gray, we find Priscilla Pardridge, scion of one of the Town's most distinguished families. To the role of the secretary in "Dangerous Corners" she brings not only stately beauty and dignified mien, but acting, clear cut, forceful and sympathetic. IS «k MAURICE SEYMOUR Lasky's Folly The Cinema Season Opens with a Bang By William R. Weaver ONE fine day many, many years ago a male child was born in San Francisco, California, and his parents named him Jesse L. Lasky. You've heard of him — every one has — but not much. Publicity, the per sonality kind at any rate, of which there is so much too much in these days, has been too pre occupied with his hired hands to acquaint a similarly preoccupied world with the story of his daily routine, which was anything else but. There is nothing routine about joining a gold rush that is to shake the world and reaching Nome among the first hundred. Nor can a man be regarded as a routine sort of fellow if he bounces lightly from his Alaska diggings to Honolulu and leadership of the Royal Ha waiian Band. The hop, skip and jump from that rostrum, by way of the vaudeville stage, to the desk of motion picture producer is a little less romantic but still, as the chatter col umns go, an item. Maybe he wasn't very proud of the sequence and suppressed the news. He isn't very proud of anything. He should be extremely proud of The Power and the Glory. How much his early experiences have ac counted for in the works of Lasky 's mature years is problematical. How much his works have accounted for in the art they have glori fied is very well known to the very few peo ple who do not get their information from the tabloids or fan magasines and do not go con descendingly to the cinema, nor call it the movies. D. W. Griffith could tell you — or Ernst Lubitsch, or Adolph Zukor or Carl Laemmle, or any one of the twenty actors and actresses you think of first when you look back to see how many of the pictures that you have seen you have remembered — that Lasky 's is the best brain, the keenest eye and the surest hand in Hollywood. The Power and the Glory will tell you — as, in the long ago, The Rose of the Rancho, The Girl of the Golden "West and a dosen other then tremen dously advanced productions told you — the same thing. The Power and the Glory is to the chatterbox output of contemporaries what they were to the simpering stillies of their time. Lasky wouldn't call it the harbinger of a new day, but I have not his facility for phrases. When Lasky announced, in 1914, that he did not see why the then almost haloed Belasco dramas could not be filmed, he was told many reasons. They were too highbrow for the pic ture public. They were dependent upon act ing rather than action for forcefulness. They were expensive. They were too big for the movies. Unconvinced, he filmed them. He employed Edward Abeles, Edmund Breese, Dustin Farnum and Robert Edeson. He put H. B. Warner and Theodore Roberts on the screen, but he kept Blanche Sweet, then at the peak of her popularity, for the sake of those to whom the great ones would be as strangers. The pictures were longer and better than any that the screen public had seen. That pub lic expanded overnight. Other producers fol lowed Lasky's lead. Other Broadway actors went to Hollywood. Other Broadway plays were bought and produced. The Broadway- to-Hollywood movement began. If with this demonstration of screen possi bilities Lasky may be said to have proved the essential kinship of screen and stage, set it down as a minor credit. With the production 'YOU'LL HAVE TO CABLE THE ABBOTTS, SIR — THE NATIVES SIMPLY CAN'T DO THE ROUTINES' of The Power and the Glory he has achieved a far greater end. He has proved the closer kinship of screen and story teller, the latter term embracing all of the narrative forms, from tribal story teller per se on down to what have you and, indeed, what have you not? He has proved it, as such things ought to be proved, simply, naturally and effectually. His principal device is, of all things, oral ad dress. Funny no one has thought of using that before. Plenty of producers will think of it from now on. The Power and the Glory is not, as the title may mislead you to suspect, a DeMillian spec tacle. It is a straight narrative reciting the events, with due attention to cause and effect, in the life of a track walker who becomes president of his railroad. That it is a straight narrative is the important thing. A voice, the eminently qualified voice of Frank Morgan, tells the story, tells it as the railroad presi dent's aged secretary, played by Frank Mor gan, would tell it to his aged and unsympa thetic wife, does tell it to her, in fact, while Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore, himself and other actors enact it, sometimes audibly, some times silently, incident for incident, without respect for chronological sequence or estab lished studio technique, but with vast and wholesome respect for the rights of narrator and narratee. I shall not urge you to see The Power and the Glory. You ought to see it, whether screen, stage, book, radio or Pullman smoker be your favorite story source, for it is none and yet all of these in essence. It is, I think, the finest thing that has come to the cinema and the forerunner of finer things than any of us, including this most hopeful of hopefuls, have had the temerity or vision to ask for. The month has brought other things of moment. The season, as I un derstand it, is on. Probably that is another way of saying that the dog days are gone. At any rate, there is a splendid hour in store for you if you are careful to arrive at the theatre in time to see Lady for a Day from the beginning. The story, by Damon Runyon, is a modern variant of that trusty old tear jerker wherein the impoverished mother keeps the beautiful daughter in ignorance of her estate, and in luxury, pending matrimony, but it is so superbly played by May Robson, War ren William, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks and as many more able actors, and so adroitly plotted, that it is fresh and new as a Damon Runyon report of today's baseball game. Check it for an early visit. I Loved a "Woman is another item for your calendar, especially if you are Chicago-minded • and like to try to identify local personalities, incidents and so on. Edward G. Robinson is the gentleman referred to by the personal pronoun of the title and the period covered stretches from 1890 (Continued on page 59) 36 The Chicagoan TEN ONE ¦ -¦ §1 § ,. 4 NINE ELEVEN TWO EIGHT The Pans Behind the Fans A Timely Test of "Snap Judgment" Its immense overnight popularity notwithstanding, Simon and Schusters' hilari ous new parlor game, "Snap Judgment," is incomplete without the famous faces here presented by a journal faithful to the cause of louder and funnier evenings at home. How many of them do you recognize? If consistent ex posure to the multitude breeds familiarity, these should be the best known feminine faces in Chicago if not, indeed, the world. All have been on public display steadily during A Century of Progress Exposition. Identify as many as you can, and then turn to the next page, where additional aid to recogni tion is given together with a score card and directions for checking the ac curacy of your answers. THREE SEVEN TWELVE FOUR SIX FIVE TWO SIX THREE IDENTIFICATIO Directions on page ' No. NAME; 1 2 _. 3 _, 4 ^ 5 „ 6 _ 7 ^J 8 , 9 , 10 ^, II 12 NINE FIVE even N SCORE CARD 7 — Answers on page 68 O.K. N.G. * - ~ ONE ELEVEN FOUR TEN TWELVE EIGHT Autumnal Exodus The Springs Spread Their Magic Allure •«^1£/**- ^ FAIR-WORN EMIGRES TO EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MISSOURI, FIND GOLF ON THE SPLENDID LINKS AN ANTIDOTE FOR TOWN ENNUI . . /A/ '¦¦¦¦.-.. Sfil-fi'fc! RELAXATION AND ZESTFUL SPORT ARE AS ONE AT HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA, MEETING PLACE OF SMART PEOPLE GATHERED FROM AMERICA'S TIRED METROPOLISES THE GREENBRIER AT WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA., FROM CATAMOUNT TRAIL THE ELMS AT EXCELSIOR SPRINGS IS TONIC HOST TO GROUPS WHO FIND ITS SPACIOUS GROUNDS A HAVEN OF RESTFUL EASE THE VIRGINIA WING OF THE GREENBRIER REPLACES VIRGINIA ROW, BUILT IN 1800 40 The Chicagoan Escape from a Summer We Have a Vacation Coming to Us By The Drifter THE average Chicagoan, around about now, is like the man who asked the boss for a week off to recuperate from his vacation. The fair was swell. All sum mer. Weren't we lucky to be living in Chi cago? Well, now, were we? A casual survey of local people who have homes or large apartments, or even small apartments with unoccupied floor space, re veals that somewhere between 80 and 90 per cent of the hospitable Chicagoans who never took a drink before have taken to hard liquor, or will as soon as prohibition is repealed and hard liquor can be bought, as the result of four interminable months of entertaining rela tives, friends, relatives of friends and friends of relatives. Of course the fair was swell, but, gad, man, nothing is swell when it takes away your com fort and your liberty for a whole summer. It's all very nice to have the world beat a path to your doorstep, but to have it come right on inside and stay for a week or two is a bit of a trial to the balmiest disposition. Those of you good souls who have had a more or less steady stream of visitors all summer can be forgiven for wanting to tear loose and leave Chicago far behind — if only for a couple of weeks. Firmly grounded in that suspicion, the Cunard Line has taken one of its most luxuri ous — and at the same time sporty — boats, the Mauretania, whitewashed it so that its sleek, slender lines are given a new grace, and tuned it up for a series of twelve-and-a-half day cruises to the Indies and that little visited northern coast of South America — Trinidad, Caracas (just into the interior of Venezuela) and Curagao. The Mauretania was for many years the speed queen of the seas. It is still the one and only ship that scores of Atlantic-commuting notables are willing to use. In its new white nightie (which will toss off the rays of the tropical sun) it's about as near being a float ing palace as ships ever are. Swim ming, deck tennis, promenading, sun- tanning, dancing, and a really brilliant personnel of night club entertainers af ford the excitement-hunter plenty of diversion between ports, or when the Leeward and Windward Islands or a continent or two aren't being sighted. The cruise calls for 5,300 miles of sail ing, with all kinds of laziness thrown in and the sublimest absence of respon sibility that the overridden host could want. Besides the South American stops, the boat will take in Colon and a part of the Panama Canal and Havana (if the government has stood up for two consecutive weeks — if things are too hot there and the U. S. battle ships have taken up every available fathom in the harbor, Jamaica will take its place). The cruises begin November 24 and go right on through April. They're especially designed for haggard Chicago hosts, so there will be a definite local spirit aboard and enough old friends for bridge and the other forms of sociability that take more than one person — or two. And the cost is 'way down, where it won't hurt sensitive bill-folds. Those tropical days, and, to be sure, those tropical nights, and the flowering antiquity of a good old backward continent (there aren't many left) sound like an effective antidote for world's fair exhaustion. The twelve-and-a-half day angle is an en gaging one, too. Somewhere between the middle of next month and the end of April, who can't rip himself out of the old rut (lively as the NRA promises to make it) for two weeks of revivification? — you look it up in the dictionary, and see how you like it. Cunard has also announced two 3 3 -day cruises of the Mediterranean, the Aquitania having been se lected for this more elaborate holiday, and the Franconia weighs anchor January 9 for its cruise-of-a-lifetime — around the world, on the southern circuit, with Hendrick Willem Van Loon pointing out the bright spots for those who enjoy being pointed out to. Or, if you're so badly done in by the summerful of people that you just want to get somewhere where you won't see man or his handiwork for miles around, one of the East's oldest and grandest hide aways recommends itself. It's The Home stead, far from being entirely undiscovered by Chicagoans but, again, far from being well enough known here. The Homestead is (and has been for a hundred years) hidden away in the higher Appalachians of northwestern Virginia. The Bath County country is too rugged for culti vation, for industry, and for populous settle ment. In one of the stream-riddled valleys that lace with each other through the gaps in the towering ranges the Virginia Hot Springs Company owns 17,000 acres of pristine wil derness. Its owners boast of it as "unsophis ticated mountain land," and that is exactly what it is. Hot Springs and The Homestead are about midway on the western slope of the Warm Springs Mountain, at an elevation of 2300 feet. This situation and the other physiograph- ical features of the location are responsible for cool dry summers and cold sunny winters. The Homestead itself is a rambling Colo nial structure, intimate in architecture and association with the Virginia that was, after the Revolution and before the Rebellion. Its terraces, its formal gardens, its casino, its dining rooms, its assortment of golf courses (one of them the scene of numerous national tournaments), its tennis — all these are for the city man who wants to be a city man in the country. Its horses, its stocked streams, its ruffed grouse and wild turkey, its bear and deer, and its ancient woods and eternal ridges — all these are for the city man who wants to be a country man in the country. The sun, which is always the best feature of any place, is Bath County's prize posses sion. Let February come — let the mercury go down to the twenties — there is golf and sunburn and chill-less sitting just the same. The C. ^ O.'s crack trains get you there (or back) overnight. There are too few parts of this civilized country that are still uncivil ized in just the right way. Bath County is one of them. The same part of the country has another historic spa, where life is just as you choose it — formal or frivolous, or a little of both, and where the traditions, culinary and otherwise, of the Old South are notably preserved. This is White Sulphur Springs, across the line in West Virginia. White Sulphur Springs is really the Green brier, a seven thousand acre estate almost half a mile high, half hidden in a moun tain-rimmed valley of the Alleghanies. The Greenbrier is one of the most spa cious and impressive establishments of its kind in the world. Built to replace the famous "Old White," the gather ing place of the early presidents and statesmen and for generations the cen ter of social and political influence, the Greenbrier has saved all that the long gone days of gentle formality in the South possessed and added a few things besides. Two hundred fifty miles of bridle trails, some of the most notable in the Virginias, wind among the hills on the Greenbrier estate. Polo holds the cen ter of attention spring, summer and autumn. Three golf courses, of vary ing challenge, have been set into the rolling ter- (Continued on page 56) "THE MAURETANIA," FIRST CUNARDER TO BE PAINTED WHITE IN PEACE TIME, MORE YACHT-LIKE THAN EVER October, 1933 41 1325 ASTOR STREET An Apartment Decorated by Morton-Fairman, Inc. Members of the American Institute of Interior Decorators PHOTOGRAPHS BY TROWBRIDGE The living-room has been built around a set of twelve original paper panels representing the months of the year done by the famous artist, Fragonard. The figures are in tones of Sepia on a pale green background, and the frames are an old white. The walls pick up the tone of green in the panels, while the dado repeats the old white. These same colors appear in the large rug which is of a sepia shade, in the Aubusson rug before the fireplace, and in the window hangings, the glass curtains being of a delicate beige sheer chiffon, while the over- curtains are of green crackled taffeta. The fur niture is all French and English antiques with the exception of the sofa. A love-seat and a pair of chairs retain their original bright yellow coverings. The most interesting piece of furni ture, which does not appear in the illustration, is a fine old French walnut secretary used as a cabinet Cinnamon pink walls and Venetian blinds, heavy faille curtains of a slightly deeper shade of pink, a wooden cornice with carved swags in black and cinnamon pink, and a black terrazzo floor create a striking and original background for the handsome furnishings of the dining-room. The directoire chairs are an original set of twelve of exceedingly rare design, and are covered with a red and white striped material. The lighting fixtures are black and gold with shades of stretched white parchment. The round gilt mirror surmounted by a black eagle is an unusual French piece The entrance hall with its rare old set of scenic wall paper known as "The Lady of the Lake" establishes the keynote of genuine beauty and intrinsic fineness of quality which characterizes the entire apartment. The paper in Grissailles in shades of grey and white is the only com plete set of its kind known today. The wood work in the hall is in two shades of grey, the floor covered with black terrazzo inlaid with strips of brass. Unusual French lighting fixtures of fountain-like design in rough crystal beads, an antique directoire sofa covered in fine old yellow Italian damask, and a pair of English mahogany torcheres holding pewter urns of ivy make an unusually interesting group against the high spirited scenic background 42 The Chicagoan A" FTER our first gasp at the newness and unaccustomedness of the line and color in the Century of Progress buildings, after we have seen Ripley's freaks, Hollywood, the peep shows and the fan dancers, and have given due credit to the advancement of sci ence, when we get together and talks things over quietly, we all agree that the "best" things, the "most enjoyable" things at the Fair have been the Wings of a Century, the Bel gian Village, the gondolas, a moonlight voyage on the stately Bluenose — all old-fashioned things, flourishing strangely in the midst of the most rampant modernism. This evaluation of what is essentially sane and simple and "quaint," in the face of what is new and exciting and over-stimulating, is intensely significant. It is typical of our whole attitude today toward modernism as expressed in art, literature, music, social relations, poli tics; it proclaims us to be in the midst of a period of transition, when we still cling a lit tle regretfully to the Past but are enormously interested in the Future. Nowhere is this transitional state better il lustrated than in the field of interior decorat ing. Although the style of the Eighteenth Century is still the standard of good taste for those who enjoy period decoration, and is still being done, the creation of pure period rooms is giving way before a new tendency to com bine elements from various related periods, seeking thereby to attain a certain newness. The result, while it is in a sense a hybrid, is indicative of that striving for something new which will perhaps meet the needs of the present day more satisfactorily than the tra ditional is doing. It is not so much a com posite of styles, however, as it is a blending, and as such it allows for ingenuity, yet calls for a well-grounded understanding of those features of the several periods which are harmonious in feeling. 1 ake the trend toward Victorianism, for instance, which is as notice able in decorating as it is in dress fashions, fabrics and accessories. Certain features of Victorian furniture and decoration were un doubtedly bad — even grotesque — such as the A Moving Tale The Trend in Contemporary Decorating By Kathryn E. Ritchie gilded rolling-pins and chopping bowls hung about on the walls, the hand-painted cuspidors nestling up beside the fireplace, the easels and what-nots and a hundred other fripperies. Nevertheless there seems to be a certain appeal of quaintness in this type of decoration, and rooms are being done today which are frankly and openly Victorian in almost every detail. The greater number, however, are more cov ertly suggestive of this period, showing only here and there little gleanings of Victorianism. In these, the more gracious aspects and simpler details of the old style are used against mod ern backgrounds and are intermingled with other period furnishings, so that the result might perhaps be called a modernized Vic torianism. Lace curtains, glass prisms on chan deliers and fixtures, flowered carpets, colored cords and ropes, heavy corded fringe as trim ming on chairs, and the use of red — all these are Victorian details which are in use today. Modernism is, of course, the outstanding trend of the day, but here again there are several varieties of modernism within its own ranks, this being a further evidence of a tran sitional period in decorating. The early, ec centric, freakish type of modernism, we seem to have pretty generally rejected for our homes except for certain individuals who wish to express eccentricity for some reason or other in their daily living. It is a type of modern which is used more often in buildings and rooms of a public or semi-public character, clubs, shops, theatres and the like. Other furniture designers and manufacturers are combining certain features of the Eighteenth Century and classical styles with certain har monious features of modern design, and are producing a kind of modified modernism which is more generally acceptable. THE FIREPLACE IN THE LIVING-ROOM HAS AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE ORIGINAL LOUIS XIV MANTEL OF RED MARBLE, BEAUTIFULLY CARVED. THE BRASS ANDIRONS ARE OLD EMPIRE PIECES, AND THE LIGHTING FIXTURES ARE A PAIR OF TOLE CANDELABRA IN A SHADE OF FADED OLD GREEN WITH BOW-KNOTS OF RED; THEY WERE FOUND IN A FRENCH PROVINCIAL CHAPEL The most interesting achievement resulting from this present-day tendency to pick and choose and combine is the devlopment of the so-called Neo-classic type of decoration which is immensely popular today. It is based on the English Regency, or the French Empire and Directoire styles, and as such is entirely in keeping with our return to a simpler, saner point of view. The general feeling of these styles is one of gra cious ease. The lines are simple, flowing, classical in the sense that the furniture of Pompeii and ancient Greece was classical. They make use of Grecian architectural de tails, such as fluted Ionic columns, the ram's head, the cleft foot, in furniture, and applied ornament such as the acanthus leaf, the palm leaf, and the typical key pattern of the Greeks. There is, however, an absence of all fussy over-ornamentation. The Neo-classic combines these features of the classic with certain fea tures of the modern, and since both are essen tially simple in their fundamentals, they are not inharmonious. F loors are sometimes painted a solid color, a deep bright blue, a dark emerald green, yellow, or grey, on which are used white fur rugs, and African animal skins, white Moroccan rugs, hand-woven rugs, shaggy textured woolen rugs. Often the floors are decorated with painted designs in classical or modern motifs. They may be covered with terrazzo or zenitherm or any other composition material either in solid colors or in color com binations. Colors in high favor, aside from the all important white, are the simple primary col ors, especially yellow in various shades rang ing from gold to chartreuse. Grey or silver is popular, emerald green, watermelon pink, a deep Century of Progress blue. Great variety and interest is evidenced in fabrics — both for curtains and furniture cover ings, textured surfaces, rough, nubby, shaggy things being used; materials with corrugated surfaces, raised stripes running diagonally, vertically, horizontally; diagonal tucks woven into fabrics. Cotton and woolen materials are popular, chenilles, corduroys, hatter's plush, even corset materials, and those which have a fur-like finish. Venetian blinds are apt to take the place of glass curtains, but if the latter are used, they are of sheer pastel fabrics. Over-draperies are often made of sheer woolen dress fabrics which have a softly draping qual ity. For kitchens and bathrooms, cellophane and oil silk is appropriate. In general, there is almost no limit to the variety of materials which contemporary decoration employs. Neo-classic decoration is an excellent exam ple, of how the Present makes use of the Past, seizing upon what is most gracious, discarding the crass and over-ornate, building up a new picture, a new background for modern living which is in keeping with the general trend of an acknowledged transitional period. October, 1933 43 AN EVENING COAT IN RICH RED VELVETEEN PRESENTED BY MRS. FORD CARTER AT THE CASINO. FROM THE BLACKSTONE SHOP PHOTOGRAPHED BT MAURICE SEYMOUR ONE OF THE SEASON'S MOST DISTINGUISHED DINNER DRESSES OF CREPE. THE BLACK AND WHITE FORMS A STRIKING CONTRAST. FROM MARTHA WEATHERED Spotlights of Fashion The Emancipation of Feminine Frills By Mrs. Ford Carter NOT only have styles and materials changed this season, but also our fashion vocabulary. It has been many decades since we have used the words "elegant," "luxurious" and "dressy" in connection with our wardrobe. Now we see continually such expres sions as "it's smart to be elegant" instead of the better known "it's smart to be thrifty." The reaction has set in. Women are genuinely tired of wearing cheap, badly made and unimportant clothes, and want again the excitement of dressing up — instead of bragging, as they did a year ago, about how little they paid for this simple little model. Many women were forced to economize, but many, many more were becoming parsimonious because they thought it was the thing to do. And now the natural reaction is for the pendulum to swing back to the other extreme. And they are really all thrilled about it. Each and every woman, young or old, is besieging the smart shops, not only to look, but to buy these new and attractive models— as well as the accessories and gadgets, which are legion. By the way, I wonder if any of you were fortunate enough to attend some of the smart openings on Michigan Boulevard and see all their fascinating new things. I thought they were as well put on as any I have seen in New York, or perhaps Paris— if not better. A few of us realize and really appreciate that Chicago is becoming a fashion center, and that these shops sponsor the new things and have them in their estab lishments just as early as the New York shops, or perhaps before. I he trickiest and most fascinating things in the world are the informal dinner suits. They are so tailored that anyone seated looks as if she had just run into town for luncheon, while she really is wearing a formal evening gown, over which she has slipped on a short, chic little jacket with a peplum fuller in back, giving the effect of a strutting peacock. Word comes from Paris that these are the hit of the season, and every woman would be wise to include at least one of these attractive ensembles in her winter wardrobe. Grace of body movement is one of the leading qualifications neces sary to be able to wear the new dignified and slim evening gowns, which should follow the natural figure, uncorseted if possible. For these gowns are fitted just like a glove, and, made up in the new velvets, they cling to the figure with every movement. One would expect at any moment to have one of these glamorous creatures burst into song or fly away, so bedecked are many of them with all kinds of plumes, from ostrich to pheasant. There will be many backs turned on you this season, for your exit should be as important as your entrance. Fashion is looking back wards in more ways than one, with the bustle, train, monk's cowl and ruffles and drapes. From the nape of the neck to the tip of your train there should be something exciting, while the front of your gown must be simplicity itself, with the molded silhouette, and the neckline high in the front. But while the front of the decollete is modest, the back is practically nude. Everything must have the appearance of falling back off the shoulders. One of the sophistications of the season is the long sleeved evening dress with wide armholes tapering to the wrist. You will find bunches of roses, clusters of ribbon, at the waistline in back. One must toss something over the shoulder this season for good luck. You will also find diverting accessories in the bulky prystal brace lets in three shades of color, to be worn loose on the left arm, spon sored by Molyneux. Vionnet features a set of prystal, backed in gold. One is worn as high as possible on each arm. You will go completely Mae West in one of the diamond tiaras that are worn with elaborate evening gowns. Large flat hats in velvet form a frame for the face, and the diminutive hat for dinner will be important. Interesting is the fact that for the first time in years they are wearing dressy hats with evening gowns, and, if not overdone, these will be good for the season. They are designed individually for each gown. The greatest extravagance of the season manifests itself in furs. In coats the sleeves are bulky with fur, some ballooning above the elbow. However, these are not as interesting as the long sleeves, carrying out the inflated look by entwining them with fox in an intricate manner. Muffs of every size and shape are seen both for day and for evening. If you do not use fur in a sumptuous manner, have an altogether furless coat. The furless evening wrap has developed from the fact that the short fur cape and smart new neck pieces cannot be worn late in the season but can easily make the untrimmed wrap luxurious and formal. Thus they have become an essential in nearly every woman's wardrobe. Have you seen the dramatic black velvet evening cape lined with red velvet and trimmed with silver fox, and slipped off the shoulders in back to drape gracefully in a hood effect? Or the smart red velveteen furless evening coat, with intricate manipulations of material, full sleeves, cut in one with the back? This would be stunning, worn later with a mink cape. There are so many ways of changing your costume this year with different furs and acces sories, that with careful selection you can appear in a new and charming outfit on almost every occasion. I'm not going to tell you every detail, but let you have the fun of discovering all the different things that will suit your individuality. It is the first time in years that women have been permitted to be personalities, instead of being obliged to conform to some one out standing uniform. You must have natural style and intuition, for there are many pitfalls, and it will be interesting to see who can withstand the many temptations and still carry off the honor not only of being original, but also of being the best dressed woman. Be dramatically formal for evening, and stress smart simplicity for street and informal occasions. FROM LESCHIN'S:— ENORMOUSLY CHIC BLACK COAT TRIMMED IN PERSIAN LAMB. THE PERSIAN LAMB CAPE WITH ITS COLLAR HIGH AROUND THE NECK IS AN IMPORTANT FEATURE EVENING CLOTHES FOR THE NEW FALL SEASON The figure to the left in the illustration is wearing a tail coat, the proportions and lines of which have been a bit accentuated by the artist in order that the more im portant new features may be brought out. The shoulders are broad and more full; the waistline is high and rather emphasized; the trousers are full at the waist and very full at the thigh and knee, narrowing considerably at the bottom. The waist coat is single-breasted. The center figure wears the new double-breasted dinner jacket of truly beautiful lines and proportions. The trousers are of the same cut and proportions as those on the left-hand figure. The figure to the right is wearing the new evening coat designed especially, and only, for formal evening wear. It has a fly front, comes just a bit below the knees and a collar of the same material. ^cJeascvia our -f/ci^cr^J '. . . AROUND THE WORLD IN THE WITH HENDRIK WILLEM VAN LOON " Why work when . . . Beyond all familiar limits ... to islands and shores of which the very strangeness and prime val isolation make them revealing lessons! Only the Franconia takes this adventurous Southern Hemisphere route around the world . . . to the South Sea Isles: 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 unknown A lor Island. She visits such favor ite world - cruise features as Bali and Java, Singa pore, Penang, India, Ceylon . . . turns southward again into the new, the un known ... to the tiny paradise of Mahe in the Sey chelles ... to Madagascar and the lush, polyglot, with you, in addition to a staff of world- cruise experts, will sail the man who has humanized Geography . . . Hendrik Willem van Loon, author of "Van Loon's Geography" ! His erudite, penetrating, whimsically witty talks on hoard will be like another masterpiece reserved for you alone . . . bringing to this cruise already outstand ing by its route and its ship a new and sophisticated note, a profound significance! Such features make this an opportunity unique in the history of travel. And the whole cruise . . . nearly five months New York to New York . . . costs but $1200 up without shore excursions, $1700 up includ- 'Nativps of Ceylon watch us curiously.'' to many -colored East Coast of Africa . . South Africa . . . South America! Your ship, already a leader among world- cruising liners, will sail on this voyage newly and superbly reconditioned! And ing shore excursions. (Passengers joining the cruise on the Pacific Coast receive an allowance of $100 to $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. 25th. Prospective passen gers may obtain the fascinating booklet "A Voyage of Re-Discovery", containing Mr. van Loon's personal and aptly illustrated story of this great cruise. Address your local agent or CUMRD LINE 346 No. Michigan Avenue, Chicago THOS.COOK & SOX 350 No. Michigan Avenue, Chicago "When you travel any where outside of your own country it is a good rule 'not to do in Rome what the Romans don't do'. It is not necessary for you to do in Rome what the Romans do. Nobody, not even the Romans, expects that much of you. But it is wise to refrain from doing certain things which the Romans also refrain from doing. "And when it comes to such primeval lands and such utterly foreign races as you will see on this cruise, you might extend this rule even a little more and just do nothing at all. Consider yourself strictly as an outsider who is allowed for a few short moments to catch a glimpse of something which will remain for ever hidden from the gaze of 99% of your fel low - men. When you go to the theatre, you don't suddenly rush upon the stage to shake hands with the actors and tell them what fine fellows they are. WTell, you will be in a theatre here, even though the show is one that will never reach Broadway." ffihciu/C lOifftU* "fi* A OOAJ ONLY AROUND-THE-WORLD CRUISE TO THE SOUTH SEAS AND THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, VISITS 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 world cruise to call here. October, 1933 47 PRESENTING \savau toccule^ JU J Mew i^tavatA 01 $1.50 rieminisceni of the age of doublet and hose, brocaded silks have maintained through the centuries their rare beauty of design and luxurious appearance. In Cavalier Cravats we present quality, design, and colorings repro duced from seventeenth century weavings. LONDON DETROIT CHICAGO OUTFITTERS TO GENTLEMEN 100 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE <? <? o <? o <? o <? o <? <? <? <? <? o o o o o <? <? <? o <? <? <? o o o <? o o o <? o o o o <? <? <? o <? <? <? o <? o <? o o o o o o <? <? <? o <? <? o <? o o <? o o o <? <? <? o o o <? <? <? <? o o <? o <? To Read or Not Foreshadowing a Certain Holiday By Marjorie Kaye THE presses would warn you, if nothing else did, that beyond October's bright blue weather and McCutcheon's annual re printing of Injun Summer lies Christmas. You can't fool the presses about a thing like that. Already the swelling stream of printed things, long hzy with its frail freight of "light summer reading," is dotted with items worthwhile, substantial, timeless books of the sort you like to give or get or both. Already the pressure upon this col umn, still steadfast to the principle that the winnowing of wheat from chaff is the buyer's, not the editor's, business, is terrific. Eye- weary but unbowed, we present, with the co-operation of innumer able fellow members of the Chicagoan staff, the books of the month. American Wines and How to Make Them — Philip M. Wagner — Knopf: Handbook, guide book, text book, recipe book, reference book and book of etiquette for those who wish to make successfully, buy wisely, drink appreciatively or talk knowingly about wine. Much information well written. — R. G. B. The Art of Happiness — Henry Dwight Sedgwic\ — Bobbs-Mer- rill: This fascinating volume of the life and philosophy of Epicurus is much too brief. — M. K. Art Masterpieces of the 1933 World's Fair Exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago— C J. Bulliet— North-Mariano Press, Chicago: An excellent and popular guide book to a very significant exhibit. — E. M. Bacchus Behave — Alma Whita\er — Stokes: Here's how, when and why to serve champagne and other drinkables and special infor mation on hors d'oeuvres and buffet suppers. Every modern hostess will want this book. — R. G. B. Barbary Coast — Herbert Asbury — Knopf: An authoritative, un abridged, unabashed and happily unopinionated description of the hot spot of '49. If you were me you'd read it, but if I were you, well I'd read it, too.— W. R. W. Benvenuto Cellini and His Florentine Dagger — Victor Thad- deus — Farrar & Rinehart: The great egoist, swordsman, artist, crafts man and lover dexterously handled by an able biographer. — E. M. Bonfire — Dorothy Canfleld — Harcourt, Brace: Another stirring drama from the same pen that wrote The Deepening Stream. This vivid story of love and marriage has the quiet mountains of Vermont as background. — J. McD. The Campanile Murder — Whitman Chambers — Appleton-Cen- tury : Handel's Largo is ringing out over the campus, suddenly stops, and a shot breaks the silence. At the top of the tower, a tramp athlete who doubles as a chimes player is found dead. More mysteri ous murders follow, but justice triumphs. — J. McD. Cecil Rhodes — Sarah Gertrude Millin — Harpers: Universal per petuity is accorded Rhodes of Oxford in this volume. Every wearer and purchaser of a solitaire should be interested in the bit he contributed. — M. K. The Dark Garden— Mignon G. Eberhart— The Crime Club, Inc. (D. Doran) : An excellent crime club selection with a Chicago locale. A tense story of a house of terror, but the good old Chicago detectives conquer all. — J. McD. Dark Moon of March— Emmett Gowen— Bobbs-Merrill : A touching saga of the mountain folk of the South. The characters are all startlingly lifelike, and one learns that the sexual problems of the southern mountaineer differ little from those of the Gold Coast or of South State street. Well worth reading.— J. McD. The Death of a World— Romain Rolland— Henry Holt: The fourth volume of The Soul Enchanted contains the love story of Marc and Assia. — M. K. Dumb-Belles Lettres— Juliet Lowell— Simon & Schuster: An amusingly illustrated collection of avowedly authentic letters written by illiterates to the kind of literates who consider it funny to lend them for parade before the morons who consider them funny — W. R. W. Father Gander— llo Orleans— Claude Kendall: On the expert counsel of the greatest seven-year-old book critic in this or any hemisphere, I report this volume a wow. — W. R. W. First to Go Back— An Aristocrat in Soviet Russia— Irina Sona tina — Bobbs-Merrill : If this book were clearly propaganda, the Soviet 48 The Chicagoan government would be accused of lacking cleverness. It is probably sincere, but not very convincing. Fairly interesting as a travel book but not important for any other purpose. — E. S. C. Five Fatal Days — Jac\ Woodford — Carlyle House : Imagine wak ing up after a binge and discovering the corpse of an unknown young man in bed with you. That was the unwholesome plight of Monroe Borden, a young Broadway playboy, but he not only avoids police intervention, but discovers the real criminal. Quite a lad this Monroe. — J. McD. FLUSH (A Biography) — Virginia Wool/ — Harcourt, Brace: A short biography of Elisabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel. Mrs. Woolf's quiet humor and understanding of the dog are delightful. And Edwina, who draws those dogs for Life, has contributed sketches. — R. G. S. Flush of Wimpole Street and Broadway — Flora Merrill — McBride : Katharine Cornell's cocker spaniel in The Barretts of Wim pole Street relates his experiences on Broadway. Extracts from Eliza beth Barrett's letters referring to the original Flush are interspersed. It all makes an amusing and whimsical literary novelty, recommended equally to theatre lovers and to dog lovers. — W. C. B. Front Porch — Reginald Wright Kauffman — Macaulay: This story moves right along. It is worth your time. — M. K. Gay Life — E. M. Delafleld — Harpers: A smart hotel on the Cote D'Azur is the locale of this gay novel. Oui, you'll like it. — M. K. The Gentle Art of Chiseling — Boris Randolph — Carlyle House: A moderately amusing and in no sense subtle treatment of a business that isn't so good as it used to be. — W. R. W. Glibson — George Tichenor — Farrar & Rinehart: The most pun gent expose of that Golden Era — 1924 to 1929— ever written. No doubt Mr. Tichenor is quite correct in all he says about the wrongs of that glorious time, but please God and Mr. Roosevelt, bring back those lush years again. — J. McD. Good Cooking — Heseltine & Dow — Houghton-Mifflin: Up-to-the- minute information for the gourmet, and satisfaction is guaranteed! — R. G. B. Great Men of Science — Philip Lenard — Macmillan: A Nobel Pri^e winner is the author of this informative volume. To be ac corded a prominent place on the shelves of the discriminating. — M. K. Heavy Weather — P. G. Wodehouse — Little, Brown and Com pany: Mr. Wodehouse and his pleasant Britishers — dotty dukes, raconteur-old playboys, mentally befogged young bachelors in love, nice chorus girls and perfect butlers — are tops in the field of genteel humor.— D. C. P. Hot Summer — Oscar Graeve — Farrar 6? Rinehart: A love story — New York — and one hot summer!— M. K. Ida Elisabeth — Si grid Lindset — Knopf: One could not ask for a more charming character in fiction than Ida Elisabeth. — M. K. Johnny Around the World — Gratia Houghton Rinehart — Simon & Schuster: Patsy, at seven, confirms my own conviction that this book of photographs, internationally collected, is just about the finest Christmas gift the kiddies are going to find in their stockings in 1933.— W. R. W. The Journey — Rose Caylor — Covici-Friede : A book journey can be too long. The Journey is. — M. K. Kapoot — Carveth Wells — McBride: Carveth Wells thoroughly "debunks" modern Soviet Russia. The USSR is patently not the Utopia that our communistic friends describe. A fascinating story. —J. McD. Kingdom Coming — Roar\ Bradford — Harpers: Even Southerners say this Bradford man comes as near knowing the unknowable Negro as any writer has done. The author of OV Man Adam an His ChiV lun — from which Green Pastures was adapted — has made a strong novel from the experiences of a family of slaves during the Civil War. The "white folks" appear only in passing. — B. E. M. Kraal Baby — Cynthia Stoc\ley — Doubleday, Doran: An interest ing story of a white girl in Africa, whose parentage remains in doubt up to the last chapter when the mystery lifts just in time for a completely happy ending. Considerably better than the average piece of fiction.— E. S.C. Leave the Salt Earth — Richard Warren Hatch— Covici-Friede : This is an excellent story of a perennial seaman. — M. K. Many Happy Returns — Richard Strachey — Harcourt, Brace: A tale about a few young moderns in London, excellently handled. The author, the late Lytton's nephew, even now ought to be ranked with the Waugh boys and Huxley. — D. C. P. Memoirs of a Spy — T^icholas Snowden — Scribners: An honest recital of events in the life of a secret agent, that unpublicised and W*| never knew water could taste so good" THE first glass of Corinnis Spring Water invariably brings forth an ex pression of pleased surprise. "What a delightful water!" you will hear people say. "How crystal clear! How good- tasting it is!" If you are a drinker of ordinary water, you, too, have a pleasant treat in store. For Corinnis is never bitter with chlorine, never cloudy, never doubtful. Every day of the year — no matter which way the wind blows — Corinnis is always pure, clear and good to taste. It is the finest water you've ever lifted to your lips. Due to its good taste Corinnis encourages you to drink water more often. It makes easy the drinking of the daily six to eight glasses which are so essential to health. Mothers with babies appreciate Corinnis because it needs no boiling to make it safe. Discover for yourself what a vastly supe rior drinking water Corinnis really is. Join the many thousands who enjoy it daily. Corinnis Spring Water costs but a few cents a bottle and is delivered direct to your door anywhere in Chicago or sub urbs. Order a case today. HINCKLEY & SCHMITT 420 W. Ontario St. SUPerior 6543 (Also sold at your neighborhood store) Corinnis SPRING WATER October, 1933 49 33 PORTS 24 COUNTRIES MADEIRA GIBRALTAR ALGIERS ARAB QUARTER MONACO MONTE CARLO NICE NAPLES POMPEII VESUVIUS* ATHENS HOLY LAND HAIFA JERUSALEM BETHLEHEM NAZARETH* EGYPT PORT SAID CAIRO LUXOR* SUEZ CANAL BOMBAY DELHI TAJ MAHAL COLOMBO PENANG ANGKOR WAT* SINGAPORE BANGKOK BATAVIA SEMARANG BOROBOEDOER* BALI ZAMBOANGA MANILA HONG KONG CANTON* SHANGHAI CHAPEI PEIPING GREAT WALL FORBIDDEN CITY BEPPU KOBE KYOTO NARA YOKOHAMA TOKYO HONOLULU WAIKIKI BEACH HILO SAN FRANCISCO LOS ANGELES HOLLYWOOD CANAL ZONE BALBOA CRISTOBAL HAVANA *Optional 130 DAYS This world cruise has EVERYTHING EMPRESS OF BRITAIN . . .twice the size of any other world cruise liner . . . more space per First Class passenger than on anything else afloat. Apartments, not cabins, with outside light and air. Full-size tennis and squash courts. Swimmingpool. Children's playroom. JAN. 4TH SAILING . . . from New York. Enjoy a merry Christmas at home, and then say goodbye to wintry weather for 130 days. Join the gay throngs on the Riviera. . .visit the Holy Land andlndia ...see the blossoming cherry trees in Japan. .. do it all in springlike weather ! 33 PORTS -24 COUNTRIES. ..including Penang(AngkorWat), Siam, Semarang, China... and 2 DAYS IN BALI. Time to see each place leisurely, thorough ly . . . entire days, not merely hours, in inter esting ports. This cruise is not a "see- the-world-through-a-port-hole" affair. EXPERT PLANNING . . . and absolute re liability ... assured by Canadian Pacific's 10 years' world cruise experience. ..and by a globe- circling chain of 179 agen cies. Canadian Pacific is known and re spected the wide world over. It is truly "TheWorld'sGreatestTravelSystem." SHIP CRUISE ONLY, FROM $1600 Apartments, with bath, from $3200. Shore excursions at moderate prices; complete standard programme, $500. Mini mum fare amounts to only $12. 30a day. How does that com pare with your living expenses at home? Get ship's plan,itinerary, fare schedule. ..from your own agent, or E. A. Kenney, 71 East Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Wabash 1904. FROM NEW YORK JAN. 4, 1934 Erapress^Bntain WORLD CRUISE CANADIAN PACIFIC MARGARET FISHBACK, WHOSE NEW VOLUME OF VERSES, "OUT OF My HEAD," IS PUBLISHED BY E. P. DUTTON AS A COMPANION PIECE TO HER SUCCESSFUL "I FEEL BETTER NOW" therefore immensely interesting servant of every well constituted mili' tary. Human, engrossing reading. — W. R. W. The Menace of Fascism — John Strachey — Covici-Friede : Never theless, I'm still saving my pennies to buy a yachet. — W. R. W. Mr. Darlington's Dangerous Age — Isa Glenn — Doubleday, Doran: Five years after Life Begins (see Pitkin) Mr. Darlington liquefies — he congeals and all is well. — M. K. Mr. Pete & Co. — Alice Hegan Rice — Appleton' Century : You'll like Mr. Pete, drooping lid and all. Just the book for a quiet evening at home. — M. K. Mrs. Barry — Frederick^ J^iven — Dutton: A best seller in London. A beautifully written novel for a discriminating audience. — M. K. The Master of Jalna — Mazo De La Roche — Little, Brown: Perhaps I missed old Gran, the perverse old lady of the earlier Jalna stories; perhaps Miss De La Roche has written herself out of Jalna material; at any rate The Master of Jalna seemed tepid. — J. McD. The Mere Living — B. Bergson Spiro — Stokes: A first novel of some merit. It concerns the passage of a single day in the lives oi a middle class English family. The short autobiographical sketch on the paper jacket is the most interesting part of the book. Let us hear more about Miss Spiro and less about her ideas on how the great bourgeois class lives.- — J. McD. Modern Ping-Pong — Coleman Clar\ — John Day : A handy hand book of the pastime, with many illustrations, action pictures and dia grams of the shots and strokes, sound advice on the various phases of the game, and the 1933 laws by the National Ping-Pong Champion of 1932 and Number 1 ranking player of that year — a local boy. — W. D. P. A Nice Long Evening — Elizabeth Corbett — Appleton-Century : A delightful story.— M. K. No Castle in Spain— William McFee — Doubleday, Doran: A fine work by the author of The Harbour Master. McFee always turns out a creditable job. — E. E. A. No More Trumpets — George Milburn — Harcourt, Brace: Bab bitt and other everyday people brought to the front again in these deftly handled, cleverly portrayed stories. — J. McD. One More River — John Galsworthy — Scribners: The Galsworthy requiem is read with a pang that blurs the happy "Dinny" ending. — M. K. Original Design — Eardley Beswic\ — Minton, Balch: This book will probably be gobbled up by the Hollywood moguls for an epic of industry. There are hundreds of characters, each important, woven throughout the book. In the language of the corner cigar store this novel is a "pip.11 — J. McD. Out of My Head — Margaret Fishbac\ — Dutton: Gay, bright verse with a strictly metropolitan touch by one of our better light versifiers. — E. E. A. Passports for Asia — Beatrice Borland — Ray Long 6? Richard R. Smith (Stokes) : An eminently sane and informative description of places and peoples off the beaten travel track, with adequate if unspec tacular kodak illustrations. — W. R. W. Peter Abelard — Helen Waddell — Henry Holt : Helen Waddell's Ahelard is a lasting contribution to the world of letters. It is a volume of beauty and a joy forever. One of the Literary Guild's choicest selections. — M. K. 50 The Chicagoan Pop-Up Mickey Mouse — Walt Disney — Blue Ribbon: Do your Christmas popping early. — W. R. W. Solid Citizen — McCready Huston— McBride : A lot of solid American humor, always healthy and clean, and also always very human. Try it.— D. C P. The Proselyte — Susan Ertz — Appleton-Century : This historical novel is interesting and convincing. — M. K. Psycho-Analysis and Its Derivatives — H. Crichton-Miller— Holt: A compact, informative volume, newest addition to the Home University Library. — M. K. Queen's in the Parlor — Helen Woodward — Bobbs-Merrill: Well, it's all about love and what used to be called the advertising business. Some of the modern agency sequences are rather well done, and not a few of the characters — copywriters, contact men — frequent your favorite speak. — P. McH. Richard Harding Davis and His Day — Fairfax Downey — Scrib- ners: A well written and interesting life story of a man who may be forgotten in a few decades, but whose name is familiar to everyone who was old enough to read in the first fifteen years of this century. Worth while.— E. S. C. Richard of Bordeaux- — Gordon Daviot — Little, Brown: If one can believe Sketch and London Illustrated, the British capitol has been on fire about this new costume play on an old subject. Although there is no rumor that he intends to do so, it would be an interesting tour de force for Mr. Daviot to rewrite all of Shakespeare's historical dramas in terms of modernism. Richard of Bordeaux is much more sympathetically treated by his modern dramatic biographer than Richard the II was by the Bard of Avon. The contemporary Richard is no "stepping king who ambled up and down with shallow jesters and rash bavin wits," but a youth sensitive and dreamy to the point of neuroticism; idealistic in advance of his time; contradictory in mood and purpose. The play in book form makes intensely interesting reading. The New York Theatre Guild might safely gamble on its production in America. — W. C. B. Rockwellkentiana — Roc\well Kent — Hartcourt, Brace: Few words and many pictures. The typical Kent excellence in format with a complete check list of his wood-engravings and lithographs, some good reproductions of his oils, and a few choice vitriolics in the various essays make this the perfect gift book. — E. M. Sarah Bernhardt — Divine Eccentric — G. G. Getter — Stokes: A biography of the Divine Sarah suggests the possibility of a good deal of juicy tittle-tattle. Monsieur Geller does not fall into the spice- baited trap which snares many contemporary biographers. His treat ment of the hectic and brilliant career of the great Bernhardt is temperate, discreet, succinct and informative. — W. C. B. Sleepy Black — Ross Santee — Farrar & Rinehart : The story of a range horse as told by a horse. A pleasant story and well illustrated by the author. — J. McD. Smart Woman — Thelma Strabel — Dodd, Mead: The marriage riddle is happily solved in this novel of modern New York. — M. K. South Sea Playmates — Robert Lee Eskjidge — Bobbs-Merrill: I have known one artist who could write as well as he could draw and one writer who could draw as well as he could write and Bob is both of them. The number of copies of this book sold in Chicago this winter should equal the number of solvent nurseries in these parts. — W. R. W. Summer People — Fanny Heaslip Lea — Dodd, Mead: A murder story, with the rocky coast of Maine as scenery, and for cast taciturn natives and vivacious summer visitors. — J. McD. The Table in a Roar — James Ferguson — Dutton : "Fergy," to his London cronies, has compiled some three hundred pages of British humor — with a capital "B" and not with a capital "H". It's illus trated by Punch's artists, H. M. Bateman and George Belcher, and that's the only reason for thumbing it. Don't read it; it'll give you the shudders. — E. E. A. Theatre Guyed — l^ewman Levy — Knopf: Pungent doggerel, rib bing classical and contemporary drama. Very, very funny. Recom mended for reading aloud when the demi-tasse has begun to cool and the liqueur begun to warm. — W. C. B. Tiger Juan — Ramon Perez De Ayala — Macmillian: An excellent translation of a fine novel — winner of the first National Prize for literature in Spain— by Professor Walter Starkie of Trinity College, Dublin.— E. M. Two Black Sheep— Warwick, Deeping— Knopf : Better than Sorrell and Son. — M. K. Vanessa— Hugh Walpole— Doubleday, Doran: A delightful finale to the glorious Herries tale. — M. K. The talk of the travel world! "Mariposa", "Monterey" and "Lurline", great, new American ships. (A new school of thought in marine luxury and comfort.) Youthful Hawaii — jewel of the Pacific. The combination that is making travel take on new life. There's something about this voy age difficult to put into words — like the sparkle of champagne and the glow it sends through you. You'll discover it even in such prosaic guise as food. A cuisine that pampers the palate (and cre ates new honors for chefs) pre sented by a staff so skilled, so numerous, five hundred may be served as easily as five. A fine per fection of knowing-how-to-please, you'll find all about you, holding good living in the palm of its hand, multiplying pleasures by pleas ures, making days seem like hours you wish could be weeks. If "attitudes" and "platitudes" weary; if you're interested in new ways of living, playing and rest ing; if you appreciate pastel skies, Dining Saloon aboard S.S. Mariposa tropic sunshine and an island- garden of flowers girdled with satin-smooth waves;— then follow summer to Hawaii, where a year is "twelve times May". The cost won't make you budget-conscious. If time matters, remember that Matson-Oceanicshipshavequick- ened transit from California to Hawaii, so that within a three- weeks' trip you may conjure twelve full days in Hawaii. SmtfkSmA NEW ZEALAND - AUSTRALIA via Hawaii, Samoa and Fiji Travel cultivated-to-its-zenith by the distinguished "Mariposa" and "Monterey". . . A voyage that matches the gleam of South Seas coral lagoons . . . tops the fascina tion of the mystic Southern Cross. New, unsurpassed speed, service and luxury to new frontiers. New Zealand barely 15 days away, Aus tralia a brief 18 days. Low fares and All-expense tours make dol lars work like dervishes. Doesn't imagination argue plausibly? Then why not resolve to discuss a South Seas voyage with your travel agent or our offices. Mats cm J2hj£ ? Oe&cutic XUte 230 North Michigan Avenue, RAN 8344, Chicago October, 1933 51 V/tfs F I VE -POINT PLAN BEAUTY YOUTH SLENDERNESS GRACE HEALTH Five lovely, feminine qualities. ..answers to all your dreams! So that you may achieve them, the Five-Point Plan was created: 1. FACE TREATMENT...With deft, soothing movements, your skin is treated with cleansing creams... re fresh ing lotions... stimulating tonics.. .cool astringents... velvety creams. Wrinkles and lines fairly slink away in defeat! Then a triumphant make-up...and you are fresh as a new day! 2. EXERCISE... It's fun to kick, and bend, and stretch, and wiggle your muscles on a pink satin mat, with one of Miss Arden's exercise girls helping you! She will show you, by corrective or rhythmic exercises, how to correct your pos ture—improve your carriage—put a swing to your walk...and you'll be envied for your grace and poise! 3. ROLLING... Horrid word. ..fat. Of course \^ you want to be rid of those surplus pounds and inches!... so here is a process both pleasant and effective. Poundage is doomed before a sturdy, good-natured buffeting by the Giant Roller. You'll be amazed at how it falls away... and you'll emerge lighter in body and spirit! 4. THE ARDEM RATH... It looks like whipped cream...and you lie down in it. It is perfectly divine and rids you of all poisons. It will melt away as much as twenty pounds ...It is Miss Arden's own secret formula and can be regulated to reduce whatever part of you needs slenderizing! ft 5. VIENNA YOUTH MASK... Ponce de Leon traversed half the globe, centuries ago, to find the Fountain of Youth. You need only go to Elizabeth Arden! Under the expert eyes of her diathermic nurse, the life mask which has been made of your face is adjusted... tissues are exercised... circulation is stirred ...your skin tingles... and you rise rejuvenated! * A New Step in a Famous Treatment: Elizabeth Arden's deep Muscle Manipulations are now more effective than ever due to a sensational new formula Miss Arden has just discovered and used only in connection with her Salon Treatments. Just telephone Superior 6952 for an appointment and we'll do fascinating things for you! ELIZABETH ARDEN 70 EAST WALTON PLACE • CHICAGO NEWVORK «• LONDON • PARIS - BERLIN • ROME ©,1933. Elizabeth Arden Shops About Town Accessories Are the High Light of the Fashion By The Chicagoenne GLITTERY, glamorous, alluringly feminine by night — rough, ¦ tweedy, woolly by day — that is the fashion, with accessories the high lights, the exclamation points of your costume. Saks- Fifth Avenue arrays you for evening in a softly clinging black gown, high at the neck in front, cut to a deep waist-line V in the back with a tiny pointed train swishing about your feet. Around your neck you wear a garland of coq feathers, a boa, in other words, the color of tea-roses, which flutter enchantingly with your slightest movement. On your hands and drawn up high on your arms you wear long satin gloves with coq feathers edging their tops. Your feet are fascinat' ingly shod in sandals encrusted with tiny bits of mirror glass. Alto gether it's a graceful costume suggesting ease, poise, charm of man ner, and femininity at its best. McAvoy's might array you in a beautiful Louise Boulanger model of wide diagonal striped velvet in white and cool mint green, with a slim detached train falling from two crushed velvet roses marking the end of the low waist-line V decolletage in the back. The gown is sleeveless but over the upper part of your arm hangs a great puff of plain green velvet. For daytime wear, let the Kenwood Mills shop outfit you with one of their perfectly fitting man-tailored tweed suits which give you that trim, impeccably neat appearance on the street indicative of good grooming. Later in the fall you may purchase a swagger top coat of the same monotone color or a mixed weave to wear over it which will match the color of the suit exactly. The two together will give you an ensemble of sufficient weight for the coldest weather, and the roughness of their fabric will proclaim them to be in the height of fashion. With these tweed suits may be worn an ante- lope beret, of which both Saks and Mandel's have an unusually inter' esting collection, as well as the other smart shops about town. These are a little higher and fuller than the berets previously worn; they show a wealth of fine detail in their workmanship, and are sometimes trimmed with a tiny colored feather. Saks also have nicely tailored hats of a wire-haired material for wear with tweeds, and for after* noons, hatter's plush is an interesting material which is being revived. Then there's the pointed hat as developed by Saks in black moire ribbon with a long loop and bow hanging down in back to be caught among the curls of your head dress. This is charming for evening wear. McAvoy's have a delightful small close fitting hat of black velvet swathed in malines built up to a point on top and ending in a big malines pompom with a stiff outstanding little nose veil. For wear with your street costumes, Marshall Field and Company are showing an interesting and diversified collection of gloves made of the most amazing fabrics. One pair having a wide flare at the top is of Chanel wool, a soft, beige colored, heavily ribbed material. Although this glove comes in only one size, it will, strangely enough, fit all hands. Other materials are a hairy wool, a light weight jersey, a heavy wool in a heather mixture, ribbed silk jersey, satin, a silk striped cotton material, high colored corduroy made with enormous gauntlet cuffs. A pair of black uncut velvet gloves with a cuff con' sisting of four rows of tiny ruffles is delightfully reminiscent of the "naughty nineties" and is suitable for wear with any "after 5" cos' tume. On all new gloves the cuff is decidedly the high spot of inter' est, these being pointed, flared, ruffled, even feathered. For formal wear, kid gloves are, of course, still the standard. Saks have an exceedingly interesting collection of "Contempora" gloves, all individually designed by a group of young French artists who have developed amusing ornamentation in the way of little tucks and pinched up ridges, beautifully detailed and worked into simple modern designs. White tucks on a black glove are unusually attrac tive. Then there is a soft black suede glove made with a tiny puff at the wrist topped off with a ruffle; exquisite white gloves with a flare at the top, and held in at the wrist with a single prystal button. T lowers, huge flowers, made of all sorts of materials — satins, velvets, nets, brocades, chiffons, suedes, corduroys — are another exclamation point of the up-to-date costume. Saks have purple iris which look as if they might have come right out of the 52 The Chicagoan IN THE NEW SILVER SCREEN FASHIONS SHOP AT MANDEL'S, AMID SURROUNDINGS TYPICAL OF A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE LOT, YOU CAN NOW MAKE YOUR SELECTION OF FROCKS WORN BY LEADING CINEMA ACTRESSES IN CURRENT PRODUC TIONS. THE MODEL IN THE DOORWAY IS WEARING A GLAM OROUS BLACK FROCK TRIMMED WITH SILVER, FEATURED BY GINGER ROGERS IN "PROFESSIONAL SWEETHEART" garden; enormous poppies, three in a bunch, a brown, an orange, and a yellow one; gold lame roses, carnations for tailored wear. Mandel's offer you an interesting accessory for evening wear consist ing of three white velvet flowers on a long white velvet ribbon which may be worn at the high neckline in front, tied across the back, or else around the waist as a sash. They also have long sprays of tea- roses for shoulder wear, and great clusters of gorgeous colored fuchsias. All the shops are showing little waist-length capes of ostrich feathers, or coq feathers. For afternoon wear, McAvoy's have a most engaging one of black monkey-fur with which are worn black gloves with monkey-fur gauntlet cuffs. Large chiffon handkerchiefs trimmed with feathers are another interesting novelty among the accessories. Mandel's have a green one with strands of black ostrich feather set in around the edge of the corners, and another brown one with little swirls of orange ostrich set on in the corners. In this same depart ment, if you are not familiar with Appenzell embroidery, ask to see the handkerchiefs done in Chinese Appensell. A real Appenzell handkerchief done in its native habitat of Switzerland would cost about $35.00 in this country. The same thing done in China costs about $3.50. There are, of course, others of much more modest price. These handkerchiefs have only a small center square of linen which is surrounded by rows and rows of drawn-work resembling double hemstitching with bits of delicate flower embroidery inter spersed, a peculiar bluish thread being used which is the characteristic of Appenzell embroidery. Scarfs have never been so captious or so in evidence or in such a variety of materials and colors. Saks are showing crocheted Zephyr wool scarfs of large open mesh in a delicate heather mixture; cro cheted silk scarfs, soft cashmeres in plaids, and luscious velvets. Man del's have some of rabbit's-hair wool, others of corduroy, and cut velvet, which are all in one piece, flaring wide at the ends. These are worn spread out flat in front and are held in place with a large tailored pin. Another of brown satin with a shirred brown and white striped frill at either end is worn tied once under the chin with the ends spread out over either shoulder like great butterfly wings. Jewelry is either huge, barbaric, heavy, or else quaintly Victorian for daytime wear. It is glittery and elaborate for evening. And here again, in jewelry, the strangest of fabrics are making their appearance. There is satin jewelry, velvet jewelry, felt jewelry, silk cords, hard metals, nugget jewelry. Marshall Field and Company has enormous bracelets of various colored composition mate rials; one variety, which resembles colored glass, comes in a set con sisting of an elaborate bracelet, clips three or four inches long, and a fantastic pin looking like a cross between a sea-horse and a feather. Colossal bracelets are worn not only alone, but often in pairs on a single arm. The silk cord jewelry is interesting, a long cord necklace being finished off with large gold balls on the end; a bracelet of cords fastens around the wrist with two gold balls like cuff links. An imported silver metal bracelet carries a lip-stick in one end, and eye- W£ CO OUR PART KENWOOD TWEEDS distinctive in a "tweed year' WHEN the whole world goes to tailored clothes, distinction is essential — utterly simple lines . . . unerring precision of tailoring . . . and flawless, beautiful fabric. Perhaps you have thought this perfect com bination exclusive with British tweeds and tailoring. Then the Kenwood Shop (right here in Chicago) has exciting news for you! For here you will find a distinctive collection of suits, coats and ensembles completely pro duced in America. Kenwood Tweeds are the pick of the world's wool, fleece dyed and woven in the famous Kenwood Mills. And the tailoring is done in one famous shop, chosen for its deftness of touch and perfection of workmanship. A monotone tweed town suit is pic tured with a contrasting swagger top coat in chain herringbone. There are other traditional styles, in a variety of weaves and textures and every fashion-right shade. Priced from $35. r KENWOOD LABEL is the mark of qualify on MEN'S WEAR WOMEN'S WEAR CHILDREN'S WEAR BLANKETS KENWOOJ) KENWODD WGDLENS, Inc. i KENWOOD MILLS, 1933 550 North Michigan Avenue October, 193 3 53 ¦¦^ms&g^Sm A Gracious Welcome awaits guests from Chicago when they come to Essex House in New York — especially as they are greeted at this ultra-smart hotel by a man for many years a familiar figure in Chi cago's hotel life — our manager, Mr. Albert Auwaerter. ESSEX HOUSE 160 Central Park South NEW YORK CITY VIRGINIA JEFFERSON KENNY PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE BOULEVARD IN A TWO PIECE BLACK SUIT WITH LYNX TRIM FROM McAVOY MAURICE SEYMOUR shadow in the other. The Victorian jewelry looks exactly like the heavy gold chains, dangly ear-rings, and round gold pins your grand' mother used to wear. For use with scarfs and ascots there is an infinite variety of animal fins, a cat made of a bit of wood with a round gold face and whiskers, and an upstanding gold tail. There are silver fish, and beetles, modernistic elephants, and, of course, scotties. Eleanor Beard's lovely quilted negligees made in Kentucky by the mountain women are more alluring than ever. A new design is a quaint Priscilla robe of robin's egg blue Cherokee taffeta, very bouf fant as to the skirt, with puff sleeves and a dropped shoulder. She also has straight-line tailored robes, of quilted satin, and one, a repro duction of a Worth robe, of a lovely soft Vyella flannel, pre-shrunk and washable, in delicate shades. A quaint blue smocked bed-jacket is made with the new high-busted Mae West line. Others are of quilted silk and satin warmly lined with albatross. For fall brides the Sellet-Myers Trousseau Shop has exquisite sets consisting of nightgown, slip, and panties. One which attracts imme diate attention is of rich cream-colored satin trimmed with real Alencon lace appliqued onto the material, the fitted gown having a 30-inch bodice of the lace, the slip a 15-inch bodice, and the panties being entirely of lace on a 3 -inch satin top. A Princess negligee of the same satin trimmed with the same lace has long open flowing sleeves, a flared skirt, and a quilted lace shawl collar. Velvet negligees offered by Mandel's show a new "ecclesiastical" influence, consisting of a high neckline, sometimes suggesting a cowl, and long flowing ecclesiastical sleeves. Others are of a formal type which brings them into the class of hostess gowns, an especially lovely one being of petunia velvet with a square neck, edged with three velvet flowers, the skirt plain in front with a pyramid of little ruffles set in the back — very Victorian looking. This type of gown can easily be worn for dinner in your own home. In the world of those subtle adornments of living — fine linens — A BLACK WOOL AND SATIN GOWN, MADE WITH A REMOVABLE CAPE OF CARACUL AND CLOTH— FROM McAVOY The Chicagoan GRACE CRADDOCK IS PHOTOGRAPHED IN A DARK EASTERN COAT WITH CAPE COLLAR, A MODISH DESIGN FROM DuCINE MAURICE SEYMOUR Greenwald's Linen Shop, located in the fascinating Italian Court building on Michigan Avenue, can show you everything from prosaic dish towels to the most elaborate banquet cloths. Among the latter, there is a beautiful one of mummy cloth, a French hand-woven material, the longest wearing linen which can be bought, with an exquisite design of hemstitching and Black Forest embroidery in long garlands and swags of tiny flowers which come in the center of the cloth and form a simple ornamentation around the edges. It requires four months for one of these cloths to be embroidered. Beautiful monograming done in the convents and by the peasant women of Europe is a feature of all of Greenwald's linens, each design being individualistic and a work of art in itself. Practically all of their linens are imported from Belgium, France, and Italy. There are luncheon sets of the sheerest hand-spun, hand-woven linen trimmed with filet terre lacework, percale and linen pillow-cases and sheets trimmed with hemstitching and Black Forest embroidery, fine huck towels, and linen damask napkins having a gorgeous satin sheen, all beautifully monogramed. Grande Maison de Blanc, Inc., also the home of fine linens and beautiful monograming, have some lovely buffet sets consisting of mats, napkins and a center runner in pure silk with fringed edges, the napkins being handsomely monogramed either in a contrasting or two-toned self color. These sets come in shades of ivory, bud green, jonquil yellow, rose pink, and peach. There are also exquisite Celanese table cloths and napkins, in delicate shades of apricot, sea green, old yellow ivory, with a Biedermeier design quite in keeping with the modern trend in interior decoration. Guest towels trimmed with filet terre lace; amusing beer and pretzel cloths for informal entertaining; blankets of the softest white wool bound top and bot tom with pastel shades of satin, which come in pairs, cut and bound singly; lovely cashmere blankets bound all around with plain satin — all these are spread out before your eyes in a most tempting and irresistible array. Whether you are shopping for new gown, accessories, shoes, hats, A DEFTLY TAILORED TOWN SUIT, WITH A SWAGGER COAT THAT HARMONIZES EXACTLY, A TIMELY OUTFIT— KEN WOOD WOOLENS AGAIN PALMER HOUSE Sets the fashion Chicago's Gayest Supper Club presents A COMPLETE NEW SHOW Again the Palmer House leads in creating the fashion in smart amusement. Direct from the clubs and casinos of the Continent —London, Paris, Monte Carlo— comes the mood for this new floor show. Already it has captured the fancy of critical Chicago. Dine and dance from 6:30 p. m. until y.00 a. m. See the marvelous floor show featuring: MEDRANO AND DONNA Internationally Famous Argentine Dancers VIVIAN VANCE Late Star of "Music in the Air" MASON AND FAYE Broadway Stars who are capturing Chicago HERNANDEZ TRIO Radio, recording and stage favorites STANLEY MORNER Singer of glorious ballads TWELVE ABBOTT INTERNATIONAL DANCERS RICHARD COLE'S MUSIC DINNER *2oo SAZrASYsAND $250 NO COVER CHARGE — For those who do not order dinner, minimum charge $2.00 — ( Saturdays and Holidays $2.50) No Parking worries! Drive up. Step out. Leave your cai with the doorman. 75c from two to eight hours. Call RANdolph 7500 for Reservations October, 1933 55 a document of historical value lllvlUI IUUI WMItlw Do you remember how the folks who attended the Columbian Exposition in 1 893 used to bring out a treasured book of views from time to time? It was a large, well bound volume with big pictures of the individual buildings and a paragraph of descrip tion below. Those books cost the purchaser from $3 to $12 a piece. And after a few years, the owners seemed to value them as priceless. There has been Forty Years of Prog ress since then. THE CHICAGO- AN'S World's Fair Book contains pictures by A. George Miller of the 1933 Fair which are forty years ahead of the old pictures. The story of the Fair in the World's Fair Book by Milton S. Mayer is graphic, living, in fact thrilling and romantic. THE CHICAGOAN'S World's Fair Book is not expensively bound. It was produced in numbers, which would have been considered waste ful in 1893. Hence, you have a chance to preserve the Century of Progress for yourself at slight cost. 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 manu facturers 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 B usiness Manager, Harrison 0035. THE CHICAGOAN PUBLISHING CO. 407 So. Dearborn Street, Chicago, III. Enclose d find 50c for one copy of THE CHICAGOAN World's Fair Book. Without further cost to me, mail this copy to: Address Purchaser purses, or household linens, Chicago shops are showing merchandise decidedly keyed to meet the need of the rising spirits of the present day. Addenda THE most thrilling find of the month is the silk wool dogs at Edith Wall's, in the Drake. This ingenious person is always the first to come out with something new in America. She has a process of copying exactly your own dog in silk wool — his colorings and fea' tures are reproduced from snapshots and hair samples. They are made in life sizje or any size. A grand Christmas gift, don't you think? It is only natural that particular riders find guaranteed satisfaction in the tailoring of Bailey's made to measure riding habits. For years this large riding equipment house has been catering to impeccably groomed military men in the United States. Their ready to wear riding accessories are authentically styled and are sold at the lowest prices available in high class merchandise. You'll thank me for this big tip! Escape from Summer We, Have a Vacation Coming to Us By The Drifter (Begin on page 41) rain. Tennis courts, game-laden forests, a pic ture-book lake for boating and canoeing, and mountain streams crying for a little attention from the fisherman complete the sports that outdoors men and women want. In addition there are the more restricted but seldom superfluous diversions of archery, trap'shooting and aviation. The Greenbrier airport, incidentally, is a mile from the hotel and a few hours from Chicago, as the tri-motored crow flies. One of the informal features of the Greenbrier is the cottage rows — they're much more than cottages, actually — for those who want to live at home and at the same time have that home at White Sulphur Springs. The Greenbrier cottages are available for housekeeping or hotel accommodations, and they are a short distance from the great colonial structure that is the hotel itself. The C. & O.'s spiffiest trains pass White Sulphur Springs, too, just a hop and a jump, like the Homestead, from town — any town east of Denver. Once you're there, you do as you like: you enter into the immemorially established round of social functions, which metropolitan society likes to transport from the city, or you live just as rough and rowdy as you care to. The Greenbrier is one of the few magnificent spots in this country, where, as on the Continent, both extremes and all the stages in between are found. This alone gives it a rich flavor. Chicagoans crammed full of a summer of whirling themselves and their visitors around are likely to choose the informal end of the scale at the Greenbrier. Once in every so often this department stum' bles on a bargain of interest to travelers. I speak not of the frequent THE ELMS HOTEL, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MISSOURI 56 The Chicagoan A VISTA OF DELIGHTFUL SWAN LAKE, IDEAL FOR CANOEING, ON THE GREENBRIER ESTATE, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA. delicate references to "rates in keeping with the times," for such references mean nothing — up at Filthy Joe's on West Madison street, 15c per night, with running water when it rains, is in keeping with the times, while on the Lido $40 per night, with Venetian glass- blowers strumming their gondolas under your window, is also in keeping with the times. No, I speak of bargains as is bargains, with the rates printed in black and white, and no beating around the bush. Such a bargain is before me at this writing. For $367.40 per month, at the current exchange rate, and I understand the owners will knock off the .40 if approached in the right way, you can rent Karneid Castle, in the Austrian Tyrol. The North German Lloyd are either the agents or owners of the property — that's how it happens to come to my attention. Let the state building authority of the Bavarian government tell you a few things about it: "Karneid Castle is located two kilometers from the City of Bozen in Tyrol on the left of the Eisack River, approximately 200 meters above the village of Kardaun. The cleft rocks on which the castle is built drop on their south and east side nearly perpendicular 200 meters to the Eggental ravine and can only be ascended on the north side by a newly built serpentine road from Kardaun, in about 35 minutes." Before renting the castle too hastily, the prospective tenant should be informed that the plumbing is somewhat primitive, since when the castle was built, in the year 1000, plumbing was in its infancy. And it has never been installed, successive owners evidently having decided that what was good enough for their fathers was good enough for them. 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Rendezvous of Chicago's most interesting, sophis ticated people and selective visitors. CHICAGO'S IDEAL WORLD'S FAIR HOTEL — A Park-and-Lake location that makes your World's Fair visit a delightful vacation. 5 minutes to the Fair — 10 minutes to downtown — yet quiet and secluded. Write for illustrated booklet. 55th Street at the Lake 'Phone Plaza 1000 ¦MH zy $** THE FRENCH LICK SPRINGS HOTEL, FRENCH LICK, INDIANA for another 1000 without much more than calcimining and wall papering necessary. Among the items you get for your $367.40 a month is a whole heap of tradition and legend. Karneid has changed hands a score of times, scarcely ever in the presence of real estate agents and notary publics and almost always amid the din of arms. Its owner from 1370 to 1387 was, incidentally, Heinrich der Gaessler, the Swiss prefect in Schiller's William Tell. It has been conquered by several different countries, the last occasion being in 1919, when Italy seized it from Austria. In 1927, Italy returned it to the Von Miller family, which had owned it since 1884. In addition to tradition and scenery, the lessor will get : "Five one-bed bedrooms and six large two-bed bedrooms, all with a most beautiful view, either on the narrow ravine of the Eggental deep below or on the side overlooking the City of Bozen. There is, further, a large dining room, a Hall of Knights, a wooden -panelled living-room in early Gothic style, a wooden-panelled breakfast room, and a large Romanesque hall, containing mostly furnishings of old style periods. The castle contains further a chapel in Romanesque style and three castle yards. There is also a kitchen with side accom modations for the personnel, a large pantry and several servants quarters. "A storage cellar is driven deep into the mountain outside of the castle so that food may be stored, and kept cool even in the hottest weather. Near the castle bridge excellent spring water comes out of the rock. The cellars contain plenty of wine which may be bought at 2 Lit. (approximately 40 pfennig or 10c) per liter from the steward of the castle. "On the castle terrace coffee may be served after meals and from there one can watch at night the sea of lights of the City of Bozen far below. At dusk, after a hot summer day, there always comes a fresh mountain breeze through the Eggental. . . ." My idea is for someone in Chicago to rent the castle and invite all his friends, including me, over for a few months. Another possi' bility is to rent the castle, pay one month's rent, and then build a small fort along the serpentine road from Kardaun to discourage the landlord from collecting further instalments on the rent. Are there any takers? Field and Court A Survey of the Sports By Kenneth D. Fry {Begin on page 31) team between the twenty yard lines. Indiana and Illinois — oh, well, more of that later. I'm seriously considering sending copies of Mr. Harry Kipke's article in a recent Satevepost to the other coaches around and about. Fm tired of yelling "kick" on third down and then, when the team kicks on fourth down, narrowly escaping a blocked boot, feeling the same way I do when I fall out of bed. 58 The Chicagoan Went over to the Jack Sharkey-King Levinsky brawl at the Sox park, with mingled feelings. They're both bums and, since nothing bad could happen to both, I became partisan and hoped something would happen to one of them. It did — to Sharkey. The former champion, of the world, in his first trial after losing the title, went down \erplun\ in the'nrst round and never got over it. A little grudgingly, it - must be admitted that King was landing more of his windmill swings than usual. Or was that Sharkey's fault? Anyhow, even if there weren't enough ushers, and I did sit in the wrong seat, and the crowd handling was bad, it was a good fight, and I'm glad Sammy Wolff did himself some good in the direction of the bankroll. It's about time somebody did. But after that comes what? King now wants the best and the best ain't to be had. Not for Chicago money anyhow. The Chicago Stadium situation is in a dense fog. Sammy Wolff might try again, but what'll he use for talent — to give the fighters the best of the argument? There's Barney Ross, who functions almost perfectly and now has added confidence since his second victory over Tony Canzoneri. But they won't pay to see him shadow box. Do you? The boxing racket might be on the rocks, but that's the boxers' fault. The dumb bunnies want it all to fight nobody. The public isn't smart but the public has no money. So what? La sky's Folly The Cinema Season Opens with a Bang By William R. Weaver (Begm on page 36) to 1940 or thereabouts. The central character is readily associated in the beginning of the picture with a Chicago packer of similar record, but he merges gradually into the latter-day likeness of a Chicago utilities magnate and opera patron, ending his days quietly and not very pointedly on a sunny Athenian veranda. Various other more or less identifiable characters bob in and out of the picture, Kay Francis, as a songbird of passage, engaging the eye — happily, not the ear — the while. Pilgrimage ought to be on your list, too. It is a strong, somewhat bitter, impressively honest treatment of the Gold Star Mother theme, a vitally interesting picture and, in all likelihood, an influence for peace. Captured, presenting another aspect of the war, gets its story threads tangled slightly, to the discomfiture of Leslie Howard and the younger Fairbanks as prisoners of war in love with the same lady, not present, but muddles through without total loss of power. 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BISSELLAVEISERT 548 North Michigan Avenue at Ohio nw— SERGE OUKRAINSKY The National Rhythmic Awakening The Dancer Shuffles a New Deal "D By Mark Turbyfill kAY by day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." That, you will remember, was the psychological formula in use at the clinic of Emile Coue which sent the halt and the lame dancing out of their depression. The participants in our dance clinic, Chicago, 1933, reveal that day by day, in every way, Americans are dancing better and better. In effect they keep rapidly repeating, with miraculous results, the phrase, "It's going, going, going . . . gone!" The phrase no longer connotes the mechanics of a disappearing card trick — or, worse, the dreaded occasion of hurrying off for a bottle of Herpicide. The whir of that phrase, as heard in our clinic, has the efficacy of a mechanical drill, dislodging the hard idea of a dance depression. The belief that in America we have no dance of our own is rapidly going — indeed, it is all but gone. We learn, in our clinic (expressing it in the language of Whitman) that "To have great dancers there must be great audiences too." How to create those audiences is one of the questions we have omitted in our questionnaire. Perhaps the means lies in the dancer's taking the potential audience more into his confidence, and in persuading it that dancing isn't "just running around." For it seems that dance performances have not always succeeded in disproving this erroneous belief. Some of our dancers have seen fit, therefore, to meet the audience on the intimate side of the proscenium; to open for inspection, as it were, the earnest convictions that motivate them behind the props and wings of their minds. "Whoever you are, holding us now in hand," as a potential member of that great audience, we invite you, gentle reader, to hear the dancers themselves on the cause of their art in these states. Whether they are making money, or whether they are finding it hard just now; whether they are "dancing with tears in their eyes," or whether they speak of heavenly dancers from another world — you will at least know them better after you hear them out. You may then sing with Solomon, "How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman." But, you may conceivably ask, why, in this rhythmic renascence is there not more concerted action for the establishment of a theatre of the dance — a theatre in which a great audience could confidently expect to witness a comprehensive treatment of the dance? Dancers have hitherto been lonely souls, and although they have enjoyed much ecstasy through the adoration of a common goddess, The Chicagoan F. S. LINCOLN RUTH PAGE they have often preferred solo to symphonic worship. If in their devotions they have chanced to be bathed in a flood of light sent by the spirit of the dance, the effulgence was more agreeable to them if it took the form of a spotlight in a one man show. And while their offerings, placed upon private shrines, won them individual favors, they delayed in pooling their resources to build a magnificent temple in which that spirit could be adequately praised. Yet in their loneliness they knew that they were not altogether pleasing in the sight of their deity. But let them now speak about cooperation; of the inspiration they have derived from the machine age, from skyscrapers, from "abstract forms." They are now aware that their old frailty, which once branded them as copyists, is going, going, going . . . gone! American dancers are spiritedly shuffling a new deal. Questionnaire 1. Are American dancers evolving a dance form of their own? 2, Is Chicago ready for a theatre of the dance? 3. Would you choose the dance if you were reembarking upon a career? 4. Whom do you consider the foremost dancer of today? Answers By Ann Barzel 1. America is not evolving a new dance form as first, the exhibi' tions flaunted before us are usually without form; second, seldom are they dancing; third, rarely are they new; and fourth, only by a stretch' ing of ethnological terms can they be called American. 2. Were I to begin again would I choose dancing as a career? I probably would, but it is not a career, it is a disease. Furthermore the material rewards are so insignificant, one can be sure it is Art. 3. Of course Chicago is ready for a theatre of the dance. Its innate love of the beautiful and its eagerness for the dance is well illustrated in the way it has taken the recent fan dancer to its heart. If one lone little dance can arouse such enthusiasm just think of the patronage we could get for a well produced ballet. 4. From what quarter can we expect the most for the dance in Chicago? Our greatest local successes next season will probably (like the imported sensations of the past few seasons) be going to the source of contemporary dance inspiration— the German Turnerverein. ){um\\uYd MHE Irwin Wholesale Showrooms in Chicago have been called art galleries of furniture. This is literally true. The extensive and varied display of fine custom models, the most recent creative expression of America's foremost de signing staff, reveals works of art just as a fine painting, a masterpiece in marble or a rare porcelain are works of art . . . Such furniture contributes an unmistakable atmos phere of beauty and refinement to the most distinguished homes. Price advances in furniture are inevitable. It may never again be as easy to own such fine custom furniture as now. 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I feel that American dancers, like their European proponents, are groping for something — something that is not quite clear to themselves — producing a restiveness that seems to be a part of the revolutionary age in which we are living. I feel that nothing of permanent beauty can be attained unless we build upon and modify old established forms and concepts of the Dance Art. At this time, however, it seems that too many of us, in seeking to be novel and sensationally different, are straining to the point where we are losing our primary aim, which is, to my mind, to bring about a beauty of thought and form in dancing, released from the shackles of the old schools. Much of what I have seen and heard in arguments for the so-called modern dancing seems to me to lack sincerity, and a true understand' ing of the Dance Art. I do not wish, however, to convey the idea that this Art cannot be improved and constantly developed. 2. Chicago will be ready for a theatre of the dance only when it makes a conscious effort to be so, and the outstanding dancers, teachers, and lovers of the dance cooperate and work unselfishly together on such a project. 3. I would, for dancing (and for me the word dancing has a vastly broader meaning than mere physical gymnastics) is a composite of all the Fine Arts, and when appreciated gives one an all'embracing response to all arts. 4. In this age of specialization it is a little difficult to mention any one person as the foremost dancer. I feel I would have to name at least a half dozen or so. By Edward Caton 1. Most assuredly. I consider the work of Diana Huebert and Ruth Page brilliant examples of this advance. 2. No. Chicago is a strange city; one of great contrasts. In my estimation it is not ready. 3. I would never inflict such unhappiness upon myself a second time. 4. I consider Diana Huebert, Ruth Page, Harriet Lundgren, and Harald Kreutzberg the foremost dancers of today — with Bentley Stone a close second to Kreutzberg. By Arthur Corey 1. Yes; which is merely another way of saying that certain styles of creative dancing are proving popular enough to survive and to inspire imitators. 2. Chicago is not only ready for a dance theatre but has been supporting two — the Little Theatre of the Dance (which continued to be financially self 'supporting after I established it up until the time when I was compelled to abandon it for a previously booked concert tour) and the Theatre of the Dance in Hollywood, at A Century of Progress (which Alicia Pratt established and which I 62 The Chicagoan KAUFMANN 6? FABRY BELLE BENDER VERA MIROVA have been directing of late). 3. Why not? The dance is both a satisfying form of self- expression and a highly lucrative profession. 4. Kreutzberg — St. Denis — Shawn — Graham! How is it possible to isolate any of their various unique and invaluable contributions and so confer the distinction of "foremost"? By Katherine Dunham 1. If by dance form, one means ' 'technique,' ' my answer to this first question would be in the negative, with perhaps two exceptions, and these exceptions would not apply to the concert stage. The acrobatic dance of Harriet Hoctor and the sophisticated, yet natural rhythm of the American Negro as represented by Bill Robinson are to me the only techniques that approach a purely American origin. If, however, we may interpret this question to mean a consciousness of the American scene, I would answer a decided affirmative. Things American have extended beyond the realm of vaudeville and night club, and are definitely influencing the concert stage; in this aspect of the question, Martha Graham should be cited for her positive attempt at an American form. However, I should hesitate to state that she is not basically under European technique, and I should also hesitate to generalize the efforts of an individual in answering for American dancers, That is, however close her approach, Martha Graham is not representative of a general trend. 2. The response to Ballet night in the recent series of concerts sponsored by the Friends of Music would indicate that Chicago is actually dance-minded, and quite ready for a theatre of the dance. There is most certainly sufficient material for a permanent and tran' sient repertoire in the solo and group field, and if the project were begun on a small, conservative scale, I am sure that it would be enthusiastically revived and supported by the theatre and concert- going public. 3. My career as a dancer has not passed sufficiently beyond its infancy for me to think of denying it. I should say that a person who has sufficient drive to overcome the many obstacles and difficulties that are a part of becoming a dancer, would surely find recompense in a sense of achievement to justify his career. For myself, I regret only that my career was not begun much sooner! 4. This question of the foremost dancer of today involves a con sideration of field, as well as personal impression. As an individual ist, I should say Martha Graham; among character dancers, Harald Kreutzberg would rank among the first. Mary Wigman, Angna Enters, and again Bill Robinson, each in his or her own particular field. I am tempted to rank the individualist first, because above all things, one admires a worthy pioneer; one who takes the best from several sources, adds a great deal of his own, and develops a concise, new trend of thinking. 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Some Americans, who are sincere students, and who have spent their lives in seeking the highest type of this great Art of Dancing are bringing forth fruits of artistic accomplishments. They, in many instances, are unknown for lack of public interest. 2. I believe Chicago is ready for a theatre of the dance. Most all of the real dance artist artists' concerts are satisfactorily attended, and several make return engagements. Shan-Kar gave six perform- ances within two weeks last winter. 3. I could think of no other career than that of a professional dancer and teacher, and I find it a joyous occupation. 4. I cannot comment on the last question, as there are great dancers in many countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Their reputations may not be international, but they are legion. By Berenice Holmes 1. America is not evolving a new dance form of its own. Modern communication is so good that we cannot help seeing and knowing of the dancing of many people and places. It is only the genius or the wooden mentality that is not at all influenced or stimulated by what he comes in contact with. The work of a genius is individual and not a national trend, and happily we are not all idiots. The potpourri of influences in America has produced many dancing aber rations, some interesting, some bizarre, many dull. I do not believe I am being too presumptuous when I say there is no school or cult of dancing whose form could be analyzed and truthfully declared new. 2. Would I choose dancing as a career if I were to begin again? I probably would. It is a great deal of work and the rewards are small, but dancing is so much fun. 3. Chicago was ready for a theatre of the dance one hundred years ago. We have had a century of progress in so many fields. We have our Art Institute, our symphony, our libraries, our theatres. It is somehow strange that when we speak of the art that antedates all these we should even debate as to whether the time is ripe for it. 4. On whom can we pin our hopes? From whom can we expect the most? Frankly, I do not know. Fine things are being done in several quarters, but they may never come to light. While some of the finest artists are painstakingly perfecting their art, some individ' uals of magnetic personality and the right publicity breaks are perpc trating artistic hoaxes on the public. By Diana Huebert 1. I do not believe that anyone who has witnessed the renascence of the dance both here and in New York can fail to mark the evolu' tion of an American Dance form to which many artists educators have contributed common approaches and retained individual differences. The modern dance artist commences more imaginatively from the premise of building a technique to meet the demands of the idea expressed whether it be literary, symbolical, or abstract in character, and because the range is so great the disciplined artist is constantly evolving new techniques for a greater command. 2. I feel that Chicago is not yet ready to support a theatre of 64 The Chicagoan KATHERINE DUNHAM BLOOM ARTHUR COREY the dance. First, the concert list must be augmented by a few more mature artists. Secondly, the summer experiment of Dr. Stock, in offering dance evenings must become a usual practice in the winter series, so as to create a more general dance audience. 3. This question, to my mind, requires a psychological answer. I believe that the Goddess Dance chooses her hierophants, that there is very little conscious choice about it. In other words, it is the uncon scious environmental stimulus plus our instinctive, emotional, and mental equipment which causes us to dance, devoting our best ener gies all through life for the cause of Dance. If we were wound up differently, we would paint pictures or paint houses, write essays, or typewrite, sell goods, or anything else. 4. Four or five artists thrill me. Martha Graham as a soloist and group choreographer carries me to the heights because she, mystic, is able to extract the essence from her subject and represent it in thrilling form. Mary Wigman has this same great capacity to embrace cosmic essentials. Harald Kreutzberg is another genius with great technical range and unerring artistic judgment. It is his pecu liar genius to be able to exaggerate his dance motives without losing artistic unity. Berta Ochsner is inimitable in her dance satires, as is also Charles Weidman. Doris Humphrey in her group choreography embraces fine imagination with splendid knowledge of counterpoint and dramatic effect. By Harriet Lundgren 1. No, I don't think any of our dancers so far have evolved a dance form of their own. It has all been a copy of the "German" school. I really wonder if there can be a style of our own, what with all this "Jazz craze age" and Fan Dancers. It has yet to be born somewhere. 2. The material I believe is here for a dance theatre, but it needs a great leader and the interest of the populace as a whole, as well as a sponsor. 3. If I were to start on a career now I am very much afraid it would not be a dancing one, as much as I love it. The times now are very discouraging as far as the beauty of the dance is concerned. 4. If I were to be lively spirited about it I should say that the foremost dancer today is Sally Rand. But if I am to be serious I should mention as danseuse, Vera Nemtchinova, and as danseur, Serge Lifar. I would mention Kreutzberg first, but, of course, he is of the German school, and the question is perhaps asked from the ballet standpoint. By Clarita Martin 1. American dancers must be evolving a form of their own. The machine age has offered great scope for the development of line, form and color and Americans have the intelligence for creative ability. European admiration and adaptation seems to indicate a distinct difference. 2. 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HOMESTEAD Hot Springs, Virginia influence, renewed interest in the theatre and concerts seem to indi' cate that Chicago is ready. 3. One is irresistibly drawn to self 'expression and abandon in the art loved best. This fierce urge I cannot and would not care to deny. I should unquestionably choose the dance again. It is also a liberal education since all of the arts are embodied in the study of the dance. One must have a knowledge of literature, poetry and foreign languages; science, choreography and line; the fine arts, includ ing music, painting and sculpture. 4. I consider Shan-Kar the most magnetic dancer of today. He is superhuman in his portrayal of the culture of a high civilisation, in which the mystic music casts a magic spell. He expresses beauty of line to the fingertips, and is rhythm personified — a heavenly dancer from another world. .By Vera Mirova 1. I think that the only type of American dance is the tap dance which represents American dancing art in Europe also. Other dance forms in America show a very definite influence of various European dance styles. 2. As the second largest city in America with thousands of dance students and dance lovers the idea of a theatre of the dance does not seem to be outside of realisation. To be sure the dance in such a theatre ought to be connected with allied arts, as Opera, Drama, and so forth. 3. Yes. Those who consider the dancing as their vocation are hardly able and desirous of deliberately giving up their career. 4. Serge Lifar of the Diaghileff Ballet. By Laurent Novikoff 1. Once America inspired the world with the new forms and independence of such artists of classicism as Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis. Today, the esthetical values of the experimental efforts of thousands of young Americans, demonstrating the so-called forms, are not based on any definite theoretical or practical grounds, and the "dance of its own,11 as you call it, cannot be definitely estimated for its artistic value. 2. From my own experience, I find that Chicago is not only ready for a theatre of the dance, but for a theatre of the ballet. The ballet is the most highly developed form of all the theatrical arts, being synthesized from those elemental arts, music, mime, painting, sculpture, gesture, dance, etc., which are understood not only in Chicago, but in any city that has some cultural development. 3. Yes. 4. It is difficult to form any opinion as to who is the foremost dancer of today, when we are unable to know what developments in Art are taking place today in Russia, a country that has played an important part in all the Arts, and has produced the foremost dancers of the world for the past century. By Serge Oukrainsky 1. In my opinion, jazz is the only dance form evolved by Amer- icans. In contrast with the sensuous beauty of certain Oriental dances, which are essentially the expression of deeper feelings, the typical dance of America is merely the rhythm of the sex instincts. As for an American dance form based upon the movements of 66 The Chicagoan machines, that resolves itself to the same principle. I am reminded of what Huysmans once said about a steel Romeo and a copper Juliet. Managers insist upon giving the lowest forms to the public. When Americans visit Europe certain managers offer them jazz, not because they themselves like it, but because they believe the visitor wants something that will make him feel at home. 2. Perhaps the next generation in Chicago will be ready for a theatre of the dance. 3. I would certainly choose a career in some department of the theatre, where the fantastic may be felt and expressed. The dance, however, is only one phase of the theatre — possibly the most uni versal in appeal, affording the individual a great range. But painting was my first inspiration; and had I been sufficiently independent, I should have devoted all of my energies to that art. 4. Give all dancers a single dance to perform, and it would be easier to name the foremost. Under present conditions the one who does the most advertising, or the one who leaps the farthest might win the title. Here, today, they demand speed and stunts. I appre ciate the taps of Bill Robinson, the subtle delicacy of Karsavina, the castanets of La Argentina, the angular designs of Ida Rubinstein. By Ruth Page 1. Internationalism in the dance parallels internationalism in all other arts. Simple and powerful forms which have come to be the prototype of "modern art" were first revealed to this generation in present day machinery and in American architecture. The artists were quick to see the beauty of the machine, the true emotive quality of the skyscraper. Beauty that is abstract in the sense that it is devoid of nationalistic and sentimental qualities — primitive in the sense that it is universal. When the term "modern" as applied to an art form has ceased to have any meaning we may turn to "inter national" as the truest description of this age of creative art. To the "modern dance," then, America has contributed if not more than, at least as much as any other country. Germany rightly takes great credit for pioneer achievements of her individual creators —Von Laban, Wigman, Kreutsberg. But the French painters, the Dutch and Finnish architects, the Swedish and Roumanian sculptors and decorators have also made great contributions. National charac teristics have been "stylised" away, though the national influence may remain. To the extent, therefore, that the American dancer has evolved a dance form which is typical only of this country, he has failed to create truly in the "modern" or contemporary spirit. To the extent that his art is primitive, abstract, stylised, interna tional, he has succeeded in expressing through his art the age in which he lives and creates. Judged by these standards, the dancers of America have been sig nally successful. Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weid- man, Gluck-Sandor, Felicia Sorel, Tamiris, Angna Enters, Elsa Find- lay, Agnes De Mille, have each notable modern dance creations to their credit. In the truest sense their art is unsentimental, abstract, international — American. 2. But it is the old story of the prophet in his own country. The years go by, and the foreign artists, ballyhooed by clever Jewish man agers— "taken up" by the "social leaders" of New York— praised by the American press, troup the country in concert tours to fame and fortune. Chicago concert goers fill the theatres for their concerts. But the public must want to see the dance creations of Americans. 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To share in this effort and to contribute in some measure to its fulfilment is sufficient inspiration to any artist. 4. It is almost impossible to say which dancer in which country has been, in this or any other sense, the greatest creator of the "fore most" performer. Comparisons between artists frequently are worse than odious, they are stupid. Is Kreutsberg, or Mario, the Balinese, the greatest dancer? Popular acclaim is rarely the true standard of artistic merit. A dancer needs the stimulation of enthusiastic audi' ences, that is certain. But the true standard of excellence, dare I confess it, rests in the approval of other artists. By Bentley Stone 1. It is an open matter for doubt whether Americans are evolving a new dance form. American dancers as a group are too self -con scious to do much constructive work. European tradition has gotten in some fine work on American imagination and humor. 2. Chicago or any other city in America is quite ready for a dance theatre when it can produce another Diaghileff. 3. This is the type of question one forebears to answer decisively, for it is purely relative. There is never a time when one can say "finis." Sufficient to say I should choose to be twice the exhibi tionist I am. 4. It would be more fitting if I should say who gave me the most delightful evening in the theatre. I should say Angna Enters for being a superb show-woman, a canny critic, and a real person. Here They Are Check Your Score Card See Page 3 7 NUMBER ONE is Faith Bacon, claimant for whatever distinc tion may reside in having started this fan dance business, whom you may have seen at Hollywood on the Fair Grounds or at the Paramount club. Number Two is Sally Rand, who took the fan dance business over and made it an industry, visible during the summer at Paris, Inc., at the Manhattan Gardens, at the Paramount club, at the Chicago theatre and in various court rooms and on all the front pages in town. Number Three is Dorothy Henry, featured at the refurbished and always memorable Colosimo's. Number Four is Rosalia, of Old Mexico, later of the M. 6? C. Italian Restaurant, and, for a lively week, of the Palace theatre. Number Five is Rosita Carmen, a bright moment in the floor show at the 100 Club. Number Six is Joan Warner, described as the Poetess of Motion, seen by late stayers-in-town at the Club Royale. Number Seven is Titian's Danae, as you must have known, a principal in the incomparable show furnished World's Fair visitors by the Art Institute. Number Eight is Irene Parks, starred by the Frolics Cafe. Number Nine is Judy Deane, formerly of the Club Royale. Number Ten is Sophie Tucker, photographed during her engage ment at the 225 Club. Number Eleven is Fritsi Bey of Old Mexico. Number Twelve is Zandra, who varied the monotony of things by making one shawl do what two fans did, or didn't do, for her sisters under the skin, at Old Mexico. The photograph of Titian's Danae is by the Art Institute. Por traits of Rosita Carmen, Sophie Tucker and Zandra are by Maurice Seymour. Bloom photographed Sally Rand, Dorothy Henry, Rosalia and Fritzi Bey. Irene Parks and Judy Deane were posed by Maurice. The Faith Bacon picture is by Schupack and Joan Warner's by Butler. 68 The Chicagoan Traveling at Night Fall Openings and Summer Closings By Patrick MgHugh THE well-known hours that come between the end of the day's occupation and the dawn's early light are practically over over there at the Fair Grounds, for us, anyway. Ben Bernie and all the Lads have left the goodole Pabst Blue Ribbon Casino, and they left amid the huzxahs and farewells of a gang of celebrities that had gathered to pay their sincere respects to the Old Maestro at his fare well party. It was a great evening and whatever people can be re membered about it will be remembered. The managerial staff of the Casino and Charlie (P. A.) Riley and Nate Perlstein have done a magnificent job all summer. But, Bernie, come back! JJUT the Fair Grounds night spots will soon be checked off in the memory books, and anyway, the fall openings here and there about Town are taking place. And that's news. The College Inn fall event that introduced Phil Harris to the Town also brought together one of the greatest assemblages of stage, screen, radio, orchestra and press celebrities that we've ever seen. It was a grand send-off for Harris, whose smooth rhythmic music ought to take the Town. Harris, of course, has an enviable national repu tation from his Hollywood work, his recent engagement at the Penn sylvania in New York and his radio broadcasts (right now the Cutex Hour on Friday evenings at 8:00 over NBC), but this is the first time Chicagoans have had the good fortune to hear him in person. And hear they must, because he has a restrained and excellent bari tone voice. The entertainment includes Leah Ray, who has been Phil's featured vocalist for some time and with whom he has ap peared in pictures. We thought she was perfectly delightful — sort of a new touch in night club life. And those Three Ambassadors of his sing. Charles Collins, dancer whose recent appearance in the Empire Room attracted much attention, is also in the floorshow, and likewise, an able young ballroom dance team, Harriette Caperton and Vernon Biddle. One might think it a tough spot — filling Bernie's old College Inn band shell, but we are pretty confident that Phil Harris will do it handily. 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The Hernandez Trio of Victor record and radio fame present several numbers. And the whole show is just what one might expect the Palmer House people to sign up, practically perfect in every way. Over at the Chez Paree Mike Fritzel and Joie Jacobson have a two-star show — the singing master of ceremonies, Harry Richman, and the piano playing orchestra leader, Vincent Lopez. Both celebrated performers have long been popular in Chi cago. In the floorshow there is a new dancer .who will probably cause much approving comment, Mathea Merryfield. Frances Langford sings and Rosemary Deering does ballet numbers. The Chez Paree Adorables have a special seasonal routine and costumes — a football number. .TOWLER and Tamara, the grand dance team at The Drake, are still carrying on their festive series of fall nights with the Summer Garden-Gold Coast Room gaily decorated and festooned according to the nationality of the particular program of the series. The current program is Berlin-Vienna with richly costumed dances by the versatile dance team, and German and Viennese decorations. The next program will be Russian with appropriate costumes, dances and decorations. George Devron and his capable orchestra and Don Carlos and his marimba band are in the bandshell. We had been wondering if there'd ever again be such celebrity nights as the Bernie Theatrical Nights at College Inn used to be and the Terrace Garden at the Morrison seems to be the spot now. The Wednesday night Front Page Nights have been great successes. Master of Ceremonies Benny Meroff has been doing a handsome job of handling such evenings — no set-up for anybody, and he has a talented bunch of band boys. Down at the Grand Terrace Manager Ed Fox is having full houses of Fair visitors who just have to stop in and hear Earl Hines and his all-colored band, and local citizens who make it a habit. 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Correy Lynn and his outfit seem to be encamped for a stay in the Hawaiian Room of the Congress and in the Joseph Urban Room el Senor Carlos Molina and his sixteen piece orchestra have opened the winter season most formally and happily. Trudy Davidson, always a favorite in Town, is being featured at the Hi-Hat Club in her ostrich dance. Host Louis Falkenstein al ways gets together a competent group of entertainers. Faith Bacon is doing her fan dance at the Paramount Club. Dan Russo and his orchestra are playing at the Oriental Gardens and Peggy Forbes is featured. Husk O'Hare's interpretation of the story of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf and also Three Blind Mice have won him the interest of many little children. Mothers have written "The Genial Gentleman of the Air" that their youngsters have discarded their fairy story books to listen instead to "Husk's" radio programs. Things West of Suez As a Man Thinketh By Milton S. Mayer (Begin on page 29) Harper knew what he was talking about. My own inclination would be that they were wrong, but they are neither of them chatter-boxes, and that is why I report what they said. Qrange HpHE university news of the month would not be complete without ¦*- mention of the fact, somewhat obscurely reported by the daily press, that one Harold E. Grange is about to open a night club on the north side of Chicago. It is to be called the "Red Grange '77' Club." The recollection that a Harold E. Grange once played foot ball for the University of Illinois and wore the number "77" leads me to believe that this Harold E. Grange and that Harold E. Grange are one and the same individual. The University of Illinois must feel that it has not existed in vain. Saloons T AM a drinking man myself, so I am glad to see the sovereign states making an honest woman again of the liquor business. It appears, though, both from the public and private advices, that with the attention of the national administration and the general public centered on other matters, the saloons are going to slip in the back entrance of repeal. If this happens, we shall be where we were in 1918 and before. It was the picturesque evils of the saloons that drove thinking peo ple into the camp of the fanatics and brought on prohibition thirteen years ago. If the saloons come back as was, and I suppose that is what will happen, it will be too bad for the country, because the United States will never accept prohibition again. Prohibition will always seem worse than the pubs. And here we have a furtive, and concerted, movement all over the country to let the saloons come back. The Chicago aldermen, sometimes called the board of trade, have not even been furtive. They have put their high-minded seal of approval on the saloons. They explained that the saloons are inevitable. If the aldermen say the saloons are in evitable, you can bet your boots that the saloons are inevitable. Tony Cermak, who championed the open-all-night years before he pretended to have turned respectable, ought to be here. It would do his heart good. Strike me dead if I am ever caught uttering a word of defense for prohibition, but I have yet to be convinced that the human race, with exceptions, is to be trusted with ardent spirits, automobiles, squirrel-rifles, or keen-edged implements, all at the same time or separately. Distinctive Canopies . . . are primarily the result of Design. The best of materials and the finest workmanship fall far short unless combined with a sound artistic sense in plan ning and execution. Because of the supreme im portance of the finished effect, it will pay to play safe by placing all canopy commissions with Carpenter. Rental canopies avail able for weddings and special occasions. Ask for circular on "Fine Canopies." 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DAVIES LAUNDRY COMPANY Chicago's Finest For Forty Years Calumet 1977 DAVIES CARE MEANS LONGER WEAR Nuts to Nerts A Shell Game By The Hostess FROM nuts to nerts is a long jump. It's all very well to say that apple sauce is bolony or even to use raspberry to signify dis' approval but to make nuts synony mous with lunacy is a sad distortion of the people's American and regret table libel of some of the best fruits of the trees. Not being an etymol ogist, I cannot vouch for the deriva tion of the term nerts but I would like to believe that it originally re ferred to the species classified by the telephone directory as nuts, nuts-brass, nuts-cap and nuts-wing. Particularly at this season I resent any reflection upon nuts-edible, because they are just now coming into the market fresh, tempting and perennially useful. Just as the organ grinder is sign of spring, the street corner chestnut roaster is a symbol of fall and to many persons a reminder of one of the major compensations of frost. It is almost as difficult to think of a party without salted nuts as to contemplate Thanksgiving without pecans in the fruit bowl, Christ mas without walnuts in the stocking, and a circus without peanuts everywhere. But on intermediate occasions the nut plays an impor tant if less conspicuous role. From the almond that is ground into a delicious flour for a torte and the chestnut that makes a turkey dressing incomparably sweet and good, to the pecan and walnut that can be a decoration and a grand finale to an informal fall meal, the nut is a welcome windfall. Dealers have observed that Chicagoans annually consume an increasingly large amount of nuts. They arrive in car load lots and a carload is a considerable quantity of any highly concentrated food. The California Almond Growers Exchange ordinarily sells about two car loads of almonds alone to one local food shop, but the biggest customers are candy manufacturers, bakeries and wholesale grocers. The 1933 pecans, which were har vested a little earlier than usual this year, are due on the Chicago market very soon. A shortage last year sent the price up but this season's normal crop promises abundance and cheapness, according to the Pecan Growers Exchange. The culti vated pecans, that is, the large paper shell varieties come, for the most part, from Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. (The Georgia exhibit at the fair shows 137 varieties.) Oklahoma and Texas are the chief sources of the uncultivated pecans which are generally sold shelled and used for cooking. These are the small, shiny nuts that used to constitute our only pecan fare. Since the development of the huge, meaty, paper shells, the uncultivated pecans have been seen very little by the consumer before they have been severed from their tough shells. Like the hickory, to whose family they belong, they are a hard nut to crack and the modern household refuses to waste its time on them. Or is there, perhaps, another reason? I have often wondered if the hickory nut did not go out of style with the advent of the electric iron. When the family no longer had a flat-iron on which to pound the nuts — and a few fingers — America lost the pleas ant custom that consisted of gathering all the family in the kitchen for an evening of cracking and picking and nibbling the nuts intended for the fruit cake. However that may be, nut shelling has be come a machine process. There are in Chi cago a number of houses whose chief or sole business is to shell nuts, thus demonstrating that there is a shell game that is a legitimate enterprise. Most of the pecans consumed in Smacking the Lips is permissible when FISH is served this way MAKE your butter sauce with 3 parts butter to 1 part Lea & Perrins Sauce. Then the fish you serve will be not only admired but gloated over. And a few drops will liven up any kind of sea food — shrimps, oysters and the rest. 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Wabash Ave., Chicago. 72 The Chicagoan Chateau, mine* (j2/orthy of the Mouquin label ... the flavor, even the bouquet, as of old! E very good place sells or serves them . . . Mouquin, Inc., 219 East Illinois St., Chicago. Superior 2615 RHINE S4VTERNE This Good Mixer Goes to Work to make drinks smoother and better flavored for you! Just a drop of A bb ott' s Bitters ends that amateur taste . . . gives drinks a profes sional blend. Richer aroma and finer quality than any other bitters. 50c Bottle for 25c Send 25c (stamps or coin) for full size 50c bottle of Abbott's. Write : ABBOTT'S BITTERS C-IO, Baltimore, Md. am BITTERS Chicago are shipped in the shells. They come in hundred pound bags and fifty pound boxes. A small proportion are shelled in the south, but the majority of local dealers buy them in the shells and have them prepared for the market by professional shellers. A larger proportion of almonds are shelled be- fore shipping. Locally, they are on sale shelled, unshelled and blanched. Like many fruits whose seasons have been extended to something close to twelve months out of every year, the nut of today is avail' able summer as well as winter. We owe the recent freshness of the summer nut to successful methods of cold stor age and the moral of that is: Keep your shelled nuts in the refrig erator. That is a good year-around practice. But while the cook is grateful for any device that will make nuts available at all times, there is no substitute for the flavor that comes only when they are fresh from the trees. Therefore the wisdom of going completely nutty in October and November when the new crop is just coming in. Aside from the pleasures of solitary nut eating there is a convivial ity that arises around the bowl of nuts comparable to that of the punch bowl. The hostess who has unexpected guests knows that the addition of salted nuts often converts pot luck into the semblance of a real feast. And the wise cook, who has a taste for taste, reaches for a nut when she wants to flavor a salad or decorate a dessert. Local shops are aiding and abetting this practice by offering many attractive containers. Spaulding-Gorham is showing individual salted nut dishes in the shape of lovely silver shells and leaves. There are also large nut dishes to match. In addition to attractive designs and fine workmanship, the individ ual dishes have a new and use ful trick. Many of them have a clip that holds a placecard, when desired, but lurks unseen on the lower surface during smaller and less formal dinners. Other unusual nut dishes (large and individual sizes) are silver peacocks whose spread tails form shallow cups. For serving nuts in the shell there is, for one thing, a fairly large silver plate and compote. The latter could serve beautifully for fruit while the nuts could be arranged around it on the plate. This is a triple treat because the bowl would be useful for flowers as well as fruit and nuts. A similar combination in porcelain comes in two handsome pieces of old Dresden, white, hand-pierced and very graceful. Colorful leaves and fruits showing through the pierced sides of the compote and nuts spilled temptingly on the plate would make a lovely fall centerpiece. Far removed from the old Dresden in style but also effective for fruits and nuts is a new, low bowl of opaque and slightly opalescent glass. Pending the invention of something more suitable, it is called mother-of-pearl, a name which suggests its color ing but not its delightful luster. In shape, the bowl is roughly oval with a wide flare at the top that provides a conveniently ample open ing for grapes and other fruits that make a graceful decoration. Its fluted, irregular edge suggests a crisp lettuce leaf — if you can imagine lettuce done in mother-of-pearl. 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M. eat atWAGTAYLES THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD THEY ARE OPEN ALL THE TIME Loyola near Sheridan — opp. L Station COUTHOUI FOR TICKETS In leading Hotels and Smart Clubs Spaulding's newest wares indicate the trend toward either very low or quite high, trumpet-shaped center pieces. The old fashioned nut-cracker and nut-pick set that was a very good Christmas present forty years ago is no longer in evidence. Nut-meats that are hard to pick are now sold shelled and the modern nut-cracker is either a very inexpensive, businesslike device or an amusing ornament. Car son Pirie Scott show both kinds. Of the former, a most efficient cracker consists of a shallow metal cup that holds the nut while a small cap is screwed down over it until the shell pops open and the nut emerges, almost invariably, whole. One very attractive cracker is a gay red elephant with a stream lined head and trunk and a jaunty tail of twisted rope. Raise the trunk, insert a nut in the elephant's mouth and he will crack it between his jaws. Peacock's have a variety of lovely nut bowls and one for fruit that would serve equally well for nuts and look beautiful on any table. It is silver, about nine inches in diameter and three inches high, perfectly plain except around the rim where there are a few spots of design in the shape of pears and other fruits sufficiently ambig uous to look seasonable at any time of the year. Salted nut dishes are available also in a number of interesting patterns. One good hint offered in that connection is this: always see that nut dishes or any other silverware that has contained a salty ingredient is wiped off immediately after using. It is salt that spots silver with those ugly black blemishes that no amount of home polishing will remove. To avoid this discoloration, the salt should be removed with a dry cloth as soon as possible. The Horse Sho w A Preview of the Armory Performance By Jack McDonald (Begin on page 22) show. There should be a large entry in the polo classes. Some mention should be made of the courses over which the jumpers will perform. There are ten courses with fourteen different types of obstacles. Jumps without wings, triple bars, bank and fences, Liverpools, double oxers, as well as some tough in-and-outs, all find their places in the various courses. The heights will vary, but from the catalogue the jumps over four feet seem more numer ous than the lower ones. Jumpers will have their work cut out for them, and a clean performance will really mean something. 1 he fall racing season has furnished a lot of sport, both at Lincoln Fields and at Washington Park, but the real touch of old time glamour came at Laurel when Osculator defeated Equipoise. This was a beautiful race. Osculator, carrying only 104 pounds, forged to the front and managed to withstand the gallant rushes of the Whitney champion, which tried gamely but found the impost of 132 pounds too much. When the time of the race was posted it was found that Osculator had broken the track record for the mile and an eighth, clipping one-fifth of a second from the record held jointly by Cudgel and Crusader. This was supposed to have been the final appearance of Equipoise on the track, but race fans will be glad to hear that there is a rumor of a match race between Equipoise and the Australian won der horse Winooka. The proposed race, if it is held, will be run at Laurel later in the Fall and should attract an immense crowd. Match races have always appealed to American turf followers, and this proposed race certainly seems a "natural." After Washington Park most of the better stables will ship their prides to the short Latonia meeting as a prelude to the annual trip to the winter courses. A few will hold over for the fortnight meeting at Sportsman's Park. And while writing this I wonder how that two and one-quarter mile first running of the Washington Park Cup will turn out. It's the first time for that distance around here, but the Latonia Cup, same distance, always draws a big field. If you jfcntertain — Entertain Successfully Not the cost but the distinction of your party wins approval. And parties — large or small, formal or informal — bring so much more satisfaction to you as host or hostess when the as sembled guests are obviously delighted. Let us show you how ideally and how easily a Shoreland setting, Shoreland cuisine and entertaining experience, can make your affair an outstand ing event. See how beauti fully and yet how econom ically you can entertain here. 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