November, 1933 M Price 25 Cents the Temperance— By Wallace Rice The Code of the Cup— Illustrated Repeal-By Edward "Spike" O'Donnell Washington-By Edward Everett Altrock oonlight and memories PHOTOGRAPHED IN NATURAL COLOR ABOARD THE "SANTA ELENA" cruise the tropics leave winter far behind WATER-RAIL, CRUISE-TOUR* ROUND WaU Only GRACE Line with its four-score years in southern waters offers such gay and carefree days and nights at sea, blended with adventuresome and memorable trips ashore, into six exotic and fascinating countries. Fort nightly a new GRACE "Santa" sails from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Victoria, Seattle, visiting en route Havana, Colombia, Panama Canal, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, where only GRACE Line stops. And only on a new GRACE "Santa" liner can tropical cruising with perfect appointments be accomplished so delightfully. Every luxury of trans- Atlantic travel, every room outside with private bath, a dining room with roll-back dome, so that you may dine under the stars, the largest outdoor tiled pool on any American ship. See your travel agent or write GRACE Line ; Department C-Twenty-seven, Ten Hanover Square, New York ; or Two- Thirty North Michigan Avenue, Chicago ; or Two Pine Street, San Francisco. ERICA o HOMETOWN TO HOMETOWN • LOW RATE ins COURT a rnoit satisfactory place to shop It's a gay place ... the Holiday spirit that pervades the atmosphere, the cheerful activity, the pleasant, faint rustle of bright paper and Christmas ribbons ... all put you in the mood for gift shopping. It's fun! It's nice to think about your friends and their ultimate delight in the gifts you will send them. And suddenly you begin to take holiday shopping as a holiday in itself, which is certainly something of a triumph or the Christmas Court. won't weaj ish. lespeople hasten to serve you, seepfi^unusually even the qirt problems which ap- nd you'll find such a estions among the collec- beautiful absence of confusion ch effective, condensed arrangements ou can't help making the most successful selections of your career. SECOND FLOOR, MIDDLE, STATE MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY * November, 1933 3 Contents for NOVEMBER DESIGN FOR DRINKING, by Burnham C. Curtis 1 A CALENDAR OF CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT 6 EDITORIAL COMMENT 17 CHICAGOANA, Collected by Donald Campbell Plant 19 THE CODE OF THE CUP 22 TEMPERANCE, by Wallace Rice 23 REPEAL, by Edward "Spike" O'Donnell 24 THANKSGIVING, by Kathryn E. Ritchie 26 BURGUNDY WITH THE GROUSE, by Ernest Kuhn 27 INA CLAIRE, a portrait by Vandamm 28 WASHINGTON, by Edward Everett Altrock 29 OUT OF THE ROUGH, by Edwin S. Clifford 30 WHAT COLUMBUS FOUND, by The Drifter 31 FREDERICK STOCK, a portrait by A. George Miller 32 MUSIC, by Karleton Hackett 33 THE STAGE, by William C. Boyden 34 MARION CLAIRE, a portrait by Maurice Seymour 35 THE SPORTS DIAL 36 THE SCORE AT THE HALF, by Kenneth D. Fry 37 LIQUID ASSETS, by Edward Millman 38-39 BLUE RIBBON BLUES, by Jack McDonald 41 "LET'S WRECK ROOSEVELT," by Milton S. Mayer 42 TO READ OR NOT TO READ, by Marjorie Kaye 44 MIDNIGHT MAKEUP, by Lillian M. Cook 50 IMPRESSIONS, by Adeline Atwater 52 TRAVELING AT NIGHT, by Patrick McHugh 55 SHOPS ABOUT TOWN, by The Chicagoenne 66 SUBURBIA, by Penelope Potter 70 OLD WINES IN THE NEW DEAL, by The Hostess 73 THE CHICAGOAN — William R. Weaver, Editor; E. S. Clifford, Genera! Manager — is pub lished monthly by The Chicagoan Publishing Company. Martin Quigley, President, 407 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111. Harrison 0035. A. E. Holt, Advertising Manager. New York Office, 1790 Broadway. 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Just about as nice a show >as you'll see anywhere, any time, with a Jerome Kern score that is even better than that. Drama DANGEROUS CORNER— Illinois, 65 E. Jackson. Harrison 2741. J. B. Priestly's play about what would happen if 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 with Ina Claire in a witty play by S. N. Behrman about the love life of a lady artist. Closing November 18. SAILOR, BEWARE!— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Rabelaisian comedy about what fun our sailors have when they're on shore leave; ribald and rollicking. LECTURES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO— Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, Adams and Michigan. Tuesdays, 6:45 P. M. "Contemporary English and American Literature: the Novel." By members of the Department of English Language and Literature. Thursdays, 6:45 P. M. — "Dramatic Read ings from Recent Literature," by Bertram G. Nelson of the faculty. Fridays, 6:45 P. M. "Philosophy: Creative Skeptics," by T. V. Smith of the faculty. FRIDAY MORNING FORUM— Abraham Lincoln Centre, 700 Oakwood Blvd. Fridays at 10:30. November 24, "Mid-west Pioneer Architecture," by Earl Reed, Jr.; December 8. "The Glorious Life of Annie Besart," by John Hayes Holmes; December 15, "Can Our Colleges Be Improved?" by Mortimer Adler. CINEMA DINNER AT EIGHT— The best of all possible casts in possibly the best of all modern pictures. (See it.) EVER IN MY HEART — Otto Kruger suffers interminably as a German-born Amer ican persecuted by everybody. (Forget it.) BOMBSHELL — Jean Harlow proves her starship in a hilarious bit of hey-hey about Hollywood. (Go.) ANN VICKERS — Walter Huston and Barbara Stanwyck give all, but the Sinclair Lewis endurance beats them down. (No.) BROADWAY THROUGH A KEYHOLE— Mrs. Winchell's little boy Walter spins a smart little, tart little yarn. (Yes.) ACE OF ACES — Richard Dix gulps and stumbles his weary way through yet another picture. (Read any good books lately?) THE BOWERY — Wallace Beery and George Raft as Chuck Conners and Steve Brody in a swell roughhouse entertainment. (By all means.) MY WOMAN — Helen Twelvetrees. Wallace Ford and Victor Jory in something I've forgotten completely. (I wouldn't know.) VOLTAIRE — George Arliss doesn't know how to make a bad picture, but he's learning. (Skip it.) CHARLIE CHAN'S GREATEST CASE— Warner Oland solves several more murder mysteries. (If you care for them.) MEET THE BARON — Jack Pearl turns out to be funnier on the screen than on the air, and Jimmy Durante is no professional mourner either. (Catch it.) BRIEF MOMENT — Carole Lombard and Gene Raymond, and I, found it too long at that. (Let it go.) I'M NO ANGEL — One hundred and twenty million people can't be wrong. (Hurry.) TABLES Dusk Till Dawn EMPIRE ROOM— Palmer House. Randolph 7500. Smart dinner-and-supper room, beautifully decorated and lighted; the superb dance team, Mendrano and Donna and the Abbott Dancers head the entertainment, and Richard Cole and his Empire orchestra 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. Clyde McCoy and his fine orchestra and Don Carlos' Marimba band play to a pleasant, refined patronage. Fowler and Tamara dance. SOMALILAND . BOMBAY- INDIA . rp/i rm S 3h. 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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. CAFE GRANADA— 68th and Cottage Grove. Dorchester 0074. Al Quodbach has reopened and redecorated. Henry Busse and his orchestra play. 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. TIN-PAN-ALLEY— 114 N. Dearborn. Dearborn 3800. Under Lindy's and a lot of fun. B. B. B. of Hollywood fame is master of ceremonies. BLACKHAWK— 139 N. Wabash. Dearborn 6262. Hal Kemp and his orchestra. The service is alert and the Blackhawk cuisine has always been of the best. PARAMOUNT CLUB— 16 E. Huron. Delaware 0426. Intimate, cool and cozy spot. 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. Louis Panico and his orchestra provide the music. HI-HAT CLUB — 10 E. Pearson. Delaware 0776. Trudy Davidson heads a revue of distinction. 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. Morning — Noon — Night THE DRAKE — Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Several dining rooms and always impeccable service. CONGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Congress. Harrison 3800. Here the fine old traditions of culinary art are preserved. And there's the famous Merry-Go- Round Bar in the Pompeian Grill. 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. Pleasant dining in the Marine Dining Room. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Several noteworthy dining rooms and, of course, College Inn. And the Bal Tabarin on Saturday nights. 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. 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. THE HOMESTEAD HOTEL— 1625 Hinman, Evanston. Greenleaf 3300. A quiet Early American dining room in fine tradition. William will park your car for you. 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. Quiet and refined, rather in the Continental manner. BAKER HOTEL— St. Charles, III. Route 64, 37 miles west of Town. 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Shore Drive 1605 E. 55th Street 3 Doors East of I. C. EAT AT WAGTAYLES THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD THEY ARE OPEN ALL THE TIME Loyola near Sheridan — opp. L Station 8 The Chicagoan H^^SIte^" Ill jzfelB ., .l * - ^ SMi ^^s i&ffiF. *. ~"^* *y\ fc « J ^ " November, 1933 9 Dine in an environ ment that even before you are served, con vinces you that here is excellence extraordinary. Charm, gentility, ex quisite good taste. Quiet, restfulness — meticulous and alert service. Menus that provide a varied selection — food of extra- fine quality — and skillful preparation. In short, a lovely room to dine in, such as one would ex pect to find in the hotel- home catering to so many of Chicago's most distinguished people. Yet prices are invitingly moderate. HOTEL At Pearson Street East of the Blvd. PEARSON AMERICAN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Karleton Hackett, President; John R. Hattstaedt, Vice- President and Manager Offers courses in all branches of music and dramatic art. Catalog mailed on request. Ad dress — Secretary, Kimball Hall Bldg., 300 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. DANCE SMARTLY After the manner of ARTHUR MURRAYS OF New York. Private instruc tion — TANGO, WALTZ, FOXTROT. Special atten tion to beginners. Pleas ingly efficient personnel. Phone Dearborn 0058 10 A. M. to 9:30 P. M. RELYEA STUDIO 308 N. Michigan Ave. 8. Always a favorite spot for The food is the same and the Delaware 2020. The place to Briargate 3989. Another Webster 0770. God save Midway 7809. The only THE CHURCHILL — 1255 N. State. Whitehall 5000. Home-cooked meals and an inviting dining room. Specialty: hors d'oeuvres. PICCADILLY HOTEL— Hyde Park Blvd. at Blackstone. Plaza 3200. Excellent dining room and grand views from the roof garden. GEORGIAN HOTEL — 422 Davis. Evanston. Greenleaf 4100. Here one finds fine service and always an excellent menu. 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 dining room and a decorative continental Assorted Appetizer Bar. 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. 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. 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. BERGHOFF CAFE— 15 W. Adams. Webster 01 German food and the excellent Berghoff brew. beer is better than ever. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark 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. WAGTAYLE'S WAFFLE SHOP— 1205 Loyola Avenue northside spot popular with the late-at-nighters. ST. HUBERT'S OLD ENGLISH GRILL— 316 Federal. our gracious St. Hubert's! MISS LINDQUIST'S CAFE— 5540 Hyde Park Blvd. place on the south side serving smorgasbord. Breakfast, luncheon and dinner, and strictly home-cooking. MILL RACE INN— Fox River Bridge, Roosevelt Rd., Geneva, III. Built in 1837, quiet, restful atmosphere; on the river's edge. 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 cho'ix, 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. 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. THE CHIMNEY'S TAVERN— Winnetka, III. Winnetka 3724. Duplicate of an old English tavern, with lots of old world atmosphere. COMMUNITY KITCHEN— 600 Davis St., Evanston. University 8300. Always ready to prepare luncheon, tea, or supper dishes to be served at home. Chicken turnovers with mushroom sauce a specialty. LINDQUIST TEA ROOM— 1464 E. 67th St. Midway 7804. Delicious home cook ing; one of the nicest southside dining places. 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 there. There are some famous specialties. 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 4781. 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. 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. VALUE EXTRAORDINARY! From $1,000 INCLUDING SHORE EXCURSIONS Early Reservations Desirable! 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Both from the Irving Berlin-Moss Hart revue "As Thousands Cheer**' By Leo Reisman and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Clifton Webb. THIS IS ROMANCE — Victor. Leo Reisman and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Arthur Wright. Reverse: "Little You Know" played by Isham Jones and his orchestra with vocal refrain. THREE OF US — Victor. Jan Garber and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Lee Bennett. Reverse: "Just a Year Ago Tonight," by Jan Garber with refrain sung by Lew Palmer. THANKS — Victor. Reverse: "The Day You Came Along," both played by Leo Reisman and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Frank Luther, and both from the Paramount film "Too Much Harmony." LOVE IS THE SWEETEST THING— Victor. Sung by baritone Conrad Thibault with orchestral accompaniment directed by Ray Sinatra. On the other side Thibault sings "The Day You Came Along" from "Too Much Harmony." I WANT YOU— I NEED YOU— Victor. Reverse: "That Dallas Man," both from the Paramount film "I'm No Angel," played by Isham Jones and his orchestra with vocal refrains. AH! THE MOON IS HERE!— Victor. Ramona and Her Grand Piano with clarinet and trumpet, presented by Paul Whiteman, and from the Warner Bros, film "Footlight Parade." Reverse: "Turn Back the Clock," by Ramona. THE TATTOOED LADY— Victor. Parts I and 2. Walter O'Keefe, the Broadway Hillbilly with orchestra, sings his own song. Swell! THE LAST ROUND-UP— Victor. Reverse: "Short'nin' Bread," both sung by baritone Conrad Thibault with Ferde Grofe and his orchestra. DINNER AT EIGHT— Victor. Dedicated to the M-G-M picture, played by Leo Reisman and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Frank Luther. Other side: "Savage Serenade" from Earl Carroll's "Murder At the Vanities," by Reisman with refrain by Sally Schermerhorn. EVEN IN' — Victor. Reverse: "Harlem Hospitality," by Cab Calloway and his Cotton Club Orchestra with vocal refrain by Cab Calloway. LAZY BONES — Victor. Reverse: "Snowball," both sung by Hoagy Carmichael with piano. He, by the way, collaborated on the first and wrote and composed the second. WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF?— Victor. From the Disney film "Three Little Pigs," by Don Bestor and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Florence Case and Charles Yontz. Reverse: Mickey Mouse and Minnie's in Town, by the Bestor outfit with refrain by the De Marco Girls and Frank Sherry. SHANGHAI LIL— Victor. Reverse: "Sittin' On a Backyard Fence," both from the Warner Bros, film "Footlight Parade." By Paul Whiteman and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Bob Lawrence, and The Rhythm Boys. SWEET MADNESS — Brunswick. Reverse: "Me For You Forever," both from Earl Carroll's "Murder At the Vanities," played by Glen Gray and his Casa Loma orchestra with vocal chorus by Kenneth Sargent. "HONEYMOON HOTEL"— Brunswick. Reverse: "Sittin' on a Backyard Fence." both from "Footlight Parade," played by Freddy Martin and his orchestra with vocal refrains. WHEN YOU'RE AWAY— Brunswick. From "The Only Girl," by Victor Young and his orchestra. Reverse: "I'll See You Again" from "Bitter Sweet," by Victor Young with vocal chorus by Jack Fulton. BY A WATERFALL— Brunswick. Reverse: "Shanghai Lil," both from "Footlight Parade," by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians with vocal refrains by Carmen Lombardo. BUCKIN' THE WIND— Brunswick. From the Paramount film "Too Much Harmony," by Anson Weeks and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Carl Ravazza. Reverse: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Love" from the Paramount picture "Torch Singer," by Anson Weeks with chorus by Bob Crosby. GOODBYE AGAIN— Brunswick. Ted Fio Rito with vocal chorus by Muay Marcellino. Reverse: "Kalua Lullaby" by the same orchestra with mixed vocal chorus. HONEYMOON HOTEL— Brunswick. From "Footlight Parade," sun3 by Dick Powell with orchestra. Reverse: "By a Waterfall" from the same film, sung by Powell. BLUE PRELUDE— Brunswick. Reverse: "Sophisticated Lady," both by the Studio Quartette (violin-cello-string bass-organ). AND SO GOODBYE— Brunswick. Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra with vocal chorus by Kenneth Sargent. Other side: "Goodbye Love" from "Goodbye Love," by the same orchestra and vocalist. THE LAST ROUND-UP— Brunswick. Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians with vocal by Carmen and trio. Reverse: "Annie Loesn't Live Here Any more," by the same group. GATHER LIP ROUGE WHILE YOU MAY— Brunswick. From "My Weakness." by Freddy Martin and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Terry Shand. Reverse: "Be Careful" from the same show, by the same orchestra, but with the refrain sung by Elmer Feldkamp. WHEN THE BIBLE WAS THE BEST BOOK IN THE LAND— Victor. Clark Van singing with organ and guitar. Reverse: "When We Sang in the Choir Together," by the same vocalist. Swell numbers. BY A WATERFALL— Victor. Reverse: "Honeymoon Hotel," both from "Foot- light Parade," played by Leo Reisman and his orchestra with vocal refrains. IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON— Victor. Paul Whiteman and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Peggy Healy. Reverse: "Night Owl" from the Paramount film "Take a Chance," by the Whiteman band with refrain by The Rhythm Boys. DOWN A LONG, LONG ROAD— Victor. Reverse: "Isn't It Swell to Dream?" Both numbers by Isham Jones and his orchestra. PIG'S FEET AND SLAW— Victor. Reverse: "Steel String Blues," both by Tiny Parham and his Musicians. 12 The Chicagoan SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE NORTH MICHIGAN A T CHESTNUT CHICAGO Coats by Saks Julliard's Matelasse with unusual dark Cross Fox Pouch Collar in Brown or Black. Sizes 12 to 20 125.00 Julliard's Matelasse with rich luxurious Silver Fox Shaw!. Sizes up to 40 95.00 Grey Persian with that stunning Russian effect. Sizes 12 to 20 135.00 PRESENTING IMPORTANT COATS FROM THE FALL-WINTER COLLECTION. THE SMART AMERICAN WOMAN IS FAMOUS FOR HER LOVE OF COAT FASHIONS . . . AND FOR THE WAY SHE WEARS THEM. THIS YEAR WE ARE INTRODUCING NEW FABRICS . . . LUXURIOUS FURS . . . FINE TAILORING ... ALL MODERATELY PRICED. WE HAVE SKETCHED JUST THREE OF THE MANY IMPORTANT COATS FROM OUR LARGE COLLECTION. READY TO WEAR . SECOND FLOOR Left: Wool fabric ... warmly inter lined . . . trimmed with Per sian ascot. Comes in Black only. Featured in sizes II to 17. 69 50 Debutante Shop Snowball Wool Fabric with luxurious Beaver Collar. Col ors Tan, Blue or Brown in the deep tones of this season. Sizes 12 to 20. 99.75 THIRD FLOOR Right: Wool fabric trimmed with Leopard Cat ascot. Colors Brown, Red or Green in the deep tones of this season. Sizes II to 17. 69 .75 Petites Modernes Shop AJOVEMBER, 1933 13 HOSPITABLE HOSTELRIES ¦ m 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 CoTiie, .0mc' .0TTt6 (the °rlg nil tO " VC al1 -11 iixttl) •Ad *°' \d eot»n9 P a sent V°u .nvetesV>"9 ? eop ,\e 0.3O <<0,\ m $\.oo .30 *° - *,or0 • -«¦ \o\ 0>nnet SundaV< S-30 to 9 -.00 9 P- <tom V Srj,.„; 4. B %op ""srfe »« ' *• H^ r, ^rois,... l*~~~Fr 1/v S'f. ,Sa^r.s ('icA 5t/p, e^o/ Pefj ^ Wanteds »^S^S tions early'. ^-&-^ ^, (7>J 6324 Woodlawn Ave. and (So, "«) H,deP»*6324 ¦little Oiormandu \ DAN RUSSO ORIENTAL GARDENS 23 W. RANDOLPH Chinese and American Restaurant PRESENTS LUNCHEON - TEA 35c to 65c 60c to ^1.00 ,r- <-rnrrT F>rst House East 155 EAST ERIE STREtl 0f Michigan Ave. Telephone DELaware 2334 and his ORIOLES FEATU RING PEGGY FORBES Playing three times dail Luncheon, Dinner, After theatre Luncheon 50< Dinner 75c to $1.00 STATE 4596 ivWto be. » AIL ate<* glT p^tiF&^S^ «a//e> r?SR $l2KHEON<:o v. 'ainbow J/ mne„ *2-oo ppR LI,lcaSo 14 The Chicagoan for the DINER "-?nR>£ ^v stf vo to *A. to<*isfi Jtocoto Lunch '6' E °H/0 ST. FAMOUS FOR m.B ^ •• Dinner DELavvare 3688 Di/ie and Dance in the TERRACE GARDEN Famous orchestras and smart floor revues to entertain you. 5:30 until closing. Dinner $1.50 \ and $2.00. No cover charge at any time Phone Franklin 9600 for reservations. IF YOU DRIVE! ... We will park Your Car — 2 hours 50c; 8 hours 75c ^ Suggests You come a little early to inspect and partake at its hospitable new 40-foot bar. Nothing else quite like it. Jack Paige's Band For Dancing 6 to 2 Luncheon — Dinner — Supper 22 East Ontario Delaware 1909 it's smart to dr°P in at the BLUE RIBBON SPA MICHIGAN BLVD. AT JACKSON for —Harding's famous food -Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer —A snack or a whole meal i,t *<& • * " ' _.•••" . . • • ¦ 4Qc-Wc 60c 2.l5c Our .artics h ere A Qn °f fresh Vti(er Po">* 50^65c '£**$ tu^ 6l\0° 3o*e fo* ^C 'd s^1 P.\ve< c^L vtf/oOd nol °VC" w coo-' tnoc ^ * ioo4s de\ p\ace *° rVv0oe *° y Q0 CouO' 5etv< A. s^ AaV tUeS' 0'^ ne< aoc V- oo vo„*eo" Mw<«°> io \V fc'W« Gen ev£ \W- p.oO*e November, 1933 15 th marrna wearnere thered Cocktail and dinner hour fashions cover you up, but are no less formal this sea son! Wealth of fabric and daring lines mark the early evening hours. * Witness "Vampire," illustrated on the seated figure, with its demure shoulders draped in orange velvet, its mod,est sleeves, and its scandalous skirt, slit in front, with a train at the rear! The Vampire hat is of black velvet with a rhinestone ciip. * "Rhumba," at the right, wears camellias under its chin, ruffles at the wrist, and a tier of flounces, sweeping into a train, very "Say Nineties." It is accompanied by a black antelope hat. Both frocks are of sheer black crepe Hawaii. COATS, SUITS, GOWNS, MILLINERY S P o R T S W E A R MARTHA WEATHERED SHOP N THE DRAKE HOTEL WEATHERED MISSES SHOP 950 N. MICHIGAN AT OAK ST. 16 The Chicagoan ED I T O R I A L /^UR able and enthusiastic associates have left us practically nothing to say about the official abandonment of the noble experiment. The Messrs. Rice, Kuhn and O'Donnell have covered the three major phases of the topic expertly and with gusto. Artists Curtis, Sandor and Millman have lent their talents liberally to celebration of the occasion and a generous trickle of jubilation seeps through the maga' sine from cover to cover. We all feel pretty good about it. The balloting shows, we think, that the registered voter has regained his feet, thrown away his smoked glasses and decided that it is up to him, as it was in the beginning, to bring about, through orderly resort to established means, correction of faulty conditions and restoration of American life to substantial, old'fashioned standards. It verifies, if verification were needed, the plain citizen's faith in a visible leadership and his disposition to sup' port an intelligent cause. Don't, as Mr. Brisbane used to say when he shouldn't have, sell America short. HPHE decision to continue the World's Fair through 1934 is a little ¦*¦ bit of all right. Next year will be time enough to go into the matter of making it permanent. For the present decision we applaud all hands and pledge the pages of your favorite fireside journal to a no less staunch support of the cause than they have given in 1933. We have opened negotiations with Mr. Milton S. Mayer looking toward a renewal of his reportorial attention to the Fair and we have conferred with Mr. A. George Miller regarding a second sequence of his thrilling photographs. We have unbounded faith in the future of the exposition and implicit confidence in the executive personnel, but we cannot stifle the impulse to submit one blunt suggestion: Clean it up. C TOUT General Johnson seems to have put down, with a few steel' jacketed phrases fired point blank at his target, the ridiculous gossip about press censorship. The newspapers that rigged up the rumor are busily engaged in trying to forget it and to persuade their readers, who never cared much about it anyway, to do likewise. The General is an extremely effective person. He is also brave. He chose Chicago, where the Times alone among five daily prints gives the administration a break, to deal the august Fourth Estate a sound and well earned spanking. No doubt there'll be a good deal less about General Johnson, and none of it good, in the local sheets from now on. The gentlemen who dictate newspaper policy didn't like it. The boys in the local room did. Their sleek highnesses the dictators will now proceed to show the General just how much injustice can be accomplished by a press censorship expertly applied and malevolently maintained. Happily, the General can take it. CWCAGOAN x\\\\ \\//y Announcement PRESERVING an ancient and very important custom, Mr. Joseph P. Pollard will present the fifth annual edition of his Noteworthy Chicagoans in the December number. The issue will be further enlivened, we are as' sured, by another satire from the sly typewriter of Mr. Edward Everett Al trock. And there will be, naturally, pages upon pages of recondite counsel and sage advice for the sophisticated holiday shopper. It will be by no means a number to miss. Because You Are Paying for a Packard . . .Why Not Own One? IF you doubt this statement, their cars in 1928 from a Chi- "yardstick" with which to meas- let us show you why it is true cago salesman, Mr. F. C. Dierk- ure all cars. Five years from that anyone who owns a car ing. Two out of every three of now it will still give you peak costing $1500 or more is already these owners are still driving performance. And five years paying for a Packard. their original Packards. Proof from now it will still be smart We will be glad to go into the that they found it a wise move looking — for the lines of a facts and figures with you per- to pay a little more for a Packard, Packard never grow old. sonally, or if you prefer, to send and then to drive it a little Why not let us go over the you a copy of the booklet illus- longer than an ordinary car. facts and figures with you? trated. It traces the history of Today's Packard is so out Mr. W. R. Bellows, General Manager 65 Packard owners who bought standing that we call it the SS^iiSS^A^chSSTra. ( ) Send me a copy of the booklet. PACKARD MOTOR CAR COMPANY of CHICAGO < > J would Iike to BO over *• fi8ures- Main Showroom • 2357 South Michigan Avenue Name Consult the Packard listing in your telephone direc- Address tory for the address of the nearest branch or dealer c;ty state 18 The Chicagoan Chicagoana Repeal Conies, La Guinan Goes and the Fair Stays Conducted by Donald Campbell Plant WE wonder if Repeal will do away with speakeasy gags and gag-draw- ings. Of course, it depends entirely upon what happens to the speakeasy. Gag writers and gag artists always had a full file of speakeasy gags and situations. It'll prob' ably be just as well if we don't ever have to laugh at them again. Most of them ran along the same path: the gag-drawing of the patron before the speakeasy door, being peered at through the peep-hole by the proprietor, and saying, "Remember me, Tony? I was the guy you told never to come back!" And the raid'gag about the, say, the Holiday drunk who had spent several days and nights in his favor' ite speakeasy, caught a blank and finally fell asleep at a table. He awoke after a few hours and turned, rather dazed, to the bar tender. "Where am I?" he asked. "Two- twenty South Wabash," replied the barkeep. "We've moved four times since you came in." Yeah, it'll probably be just as well, in fact we may all be much happier, if there aren't any more speakeasy gags and gag-drawings. The National Weakness 'T'HE Chicagoan dubbed La Guinan that— A "The National Weakness" — years ago, that is, several years ago; she always liked it, used it in her ads time and again. And in rather a large way that's what she was. We remember the night of her opening at the Pirate Ship along the Midway of the Fair Grounds. The night when the Ship was scheduled to open. It was around middle June. It had rained during the day, and during the afternoon and early evening the rain turned into one of the worst storms we've ever had around these parts. We, and our party, hesi tated about making the trip, even after the rain stopped — around ten o'clock. But we did go, because we didn't know the telephone number of the Ship, didn't even know that they had a 'phone. It didn't open that night. The place had been completely flooded; they had to bore holes in the floor to allow the water to drain off. The costumes of the chorus and cast had been out on the back porch or somewhere and had been most thoroughly soaked. Texas felt pretty lousy about it all. The Ship did open the next night with more or less suc cess, but it was rather an anticlimax, because a lot of the original first-nighters didn't feel like making the journey a second night. But Texas didn't stay there long. We doubt that she'd have gathered the yokels unto her during the long run of the Fair anyway. She was famous, yes, but perhaps too famous. That is, she never did draw the autograph- seekers, the Buddy Rogers-fan sort of Fair visitor. Probably big supper checks were too often connected with her. ohe always had a grand wit and a lot of good gags. We remember one she told about a couple of her Gang. The two gels were talking back-stage. One of them asked, "Say, did you get that fur coat yet from the gentleman friend?" "Well, no," replied the other. "You see, I worked up to it for five dates and then, when I was just getting to the point where I was gonna put it up to him, what do I find out! What do I find out, but that he's president of some kind of Anti-Steel Trap Society!" And one time Texas was talking about pub licity agents. She claimed that a p. a. was usually a very charitable person. "For," she said, "when there are ugly rumors going the rounds that a celebrity has become involved in a large scandal, her publicity agent is always ready to give her the benefit of the dirt." A couple of years ago Texas wrote a piece for us. We ran a large picture of her. (We ran another page picture of her only a few months ago, for that matter.) We remem ber the caption that we wrote: "The Madonna of the Main Stem — From Broadway come wails of dejection as its merchants and ma' trons, its playboys and playgirls sit in confer' ence and talk of the nights that used to be when Texas Guinan and her Gang were in "SORRY, M'AM— THE RAILROAD COMES RIGHT THROUGH HERE!" town. Tin Pan Alley's orioles are singing owl'songs and there's an aching heart for every night on Broadway, because Texas, the showwoman extraordinary, the boast of the town, the National Weakness, has taken her Gang a'barnstorming." NRA Cooperation "OECENTY Hollywood columnists revealed ¦*-*¦ that Bette Davis, one of cinemaland's blonde charmers and a George Arliss protege, appeared at a Hollywood opening with no less than eight swains just to stop the gossip that she had been trailing around with this young man, or that one, while her husband was laboring in New York. Bette announced that there was safety in numbers, which sounded logical enough. Then the other night we, ourself, spotted the lovely Irene Rich, also a lass from the glamor'grinding city, who is doing a radio series here on NBC, emerge from the NBC studios with ten admiring beaux. This sounds strange inasmuch as Irene has no husband these days, and it isn't necessary for her to think about the fact that there's safety in numbers. When one doesn't have a husband it wouldn't seem necessary to provide such complete chaperonage. Well, perhaps we can use the most famous alibi of the day for this one, too, and say that Irene is cooperating with the NRA and giving more work to more beaux. The Man Who Had Lived THE other day a Mr. U. S. Allen stopped in to tell us about an interesting contact he had made. Mr. Allen was on his way to the Fair Grounds, and somewhere between the street car and the sidewalk, to keep as close to his own words as we can, he and another jumped in the same direction at the same time to avoid collision with the same sedan. It was quite a large sedan. Each apologized to the other, which led to further talk along the way to the Fair Grounds gate. Inside the grounds they chanced to head in the same direction. They continued to make small talk, and soon it happened that, by a sort of tacit arrangement, they were enjoying the Fair together. At the dog show Mr. Allen's companion seemed to know every species and mentioned their various traits — whether they were gentle or mean pets. His knowledge of cats was equally surprising. At one exhibit Mr. Allen lingered to exam ine some rare old furniture, which was oddly carved and decorated with strange inlays. He saw that his friend was bored and mentioned his lack of interest. His companion admitted that he had stumbled over that sort of junk till he actually hated the sight of it. Nor was there anything new to him in the model houses and their up-to-the-minute furnishings. At a foreign exhibit they came upon some November, 1933 19 "CHARLIE! JUNIOR'S LEARNED TO WALK WITH THE BUCKET!" jewelry and strange clocks that seemed quite wonderful to Mr. Allen. Still his companion was not impressed. An announcer attracted our relator's atten tion. He looked up and saw some half dozen girls standing with blankets draped about them. The barker was pointing out the beauty of the girls and reminding his listeners that much of their beauty was covered up — then. But inside they could see beauty unadorned. Mr. Allen rather felt that there was something that would be proof 'and-bulwark against the chronic indifference of his companion. So he proposed to buy tickets. Imagine his surprise when his companion turned him down, saying that Mr. Allen might take in the show while he had a cup of coffee. He explained that a man could see enough of anything; that a nude woman was no novelty. "Pardon my curiosity," Mr. Allen said, un able to contain himself longer, "but I would like to know who you are — I mean, what your business happens to be." "Me?" said his companion, "Oh, I'm a window washer." Live Stock Show \7t7ITH the International Live Stock Expo- sition coming up during the early part of next month, agriculture is again on the way toward the annual premier exhibition of its several industries. This will be the thirty- fourth anniversary celebration of North America's largest live stock show. It'll open December 2 and continue through December 9 in its permanent home at the entrance of the Union Stock Yards. There will be on view more than twelve thousand purebred farm animals, the finest that the world produces, and nearly every state in the Union and province of Canada will be represented by exhibits. Long recog nized as the largest show on the continent, the management reports that this year the expo sition will break its own past records; the entries for the live stock departments are sev eral hundred larger than they were last year when the present record was hung up. There will be unusual entertainment pro grams for the Exposition's matinee and eve ning horse shows. The leading stables of the country will be represented in the competi' tions. In addition to the spectacular jumping, riding and driving events, there will be per formances of a half dozen or more six horse hitches of ton weight horses shown by the breweries, the packers and several individual exhibitors; stunt riding and driving and re markable demonstrations of "high school" horses. Parades of prize winning draft ani mals and beef cattle, and sheep dog trials, too, are features of the programs. The latter events are usually of especial interest to metropoli tans who seldom if ever have a chance to wit' ness demonstrations of the uncanny display of intelligence shown by shepherd dogs in herd' ing flocks of sheep brought into the ring from the market. Horse Shows will be held every evening at 7:30 in the International amphitheatre on Halsted near 42nd Street, and matinee per formances will be given on Sunday, December 3, and on the following Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. <3xCudhens \X7 E had mudhens the other evening. The proprietors of the place where we dined are the huntsmen and experts on game cook ing as well as genial hosts. The mudhens were delicious, so we asked how they were pre pared, not that we'd ever have the nerve to try to serve up the dish — we were just curious. It seems that they skin them, saving only the breast and legs, which they toss into a heavy brine as they go along. Instead of leaving the hens in the brine twelve hours as many housewives do, they take them out and drop them in a pot immediately, adding a small onion for every hen. Then they toss in a handful of spices (but not any peppers). Water is added and the hens are allowed to simmer until done. This takes from an hour to an hour and twenty minutes. We thought that the hens, prepared this way, were just as good as pheasants and said so. We were told that they were really better. And it looks as though we might come in for some rich eating this Fall. Our hosts promised us pheasant, muskrat, opossum, venison and buffalo. It seems that the trick in preparing muskrat for the table is to cook it with the skin left on. Opossum can be spoiled by failing to cut out the "knot" under each arm. Our experts insist on only the forequarter of buffalo — consider the hind- quarter pretty worthless. The only way to keep buffalo from being too dry to be palat able is to cook it in wine, we were told. The mudhens, by the way, were shot at Grass Lake. They are said to be the most plentiful they have been for years, and all the hunters have been rewarded to the limit. Lower State Street ALWAYS trying to be alert and on the •*•*- watch for amusement possibilities, our operatives are ever lurking about the highways and byways of the Town. One of our scouts, clad in a second best suit with a three year old Henry Heath pulled well down over his eyes, braved lower State Street (or what do you want for a dime?). Entertainment styles along the street have been strongly influenced by the Fair. The Cooch Dance, one of the hottest and gaudiest displays of the female form, has been washed and scrubbed and is now known as a "Shawl," 'Sleeve" or "Fan" Dance. Despite the change in name, the steps are just the same, the danc ers unchanged, the bodily contortions identical \W We SHOULDN'T HAVE HAD THIS bird on OUR team-he does EVERYTHING BACKWARDS!" 20 The Chicagoan and the costumes still the few beads and the tantalizing wisp of near-chiffon. The theatres, or joints, have been freshly painted, and new and garish ballyhoo panels hang outside as bait. The bawdy songs have been polished up a bit with the more objectionable lines deleted. This was done for the benefit of the wives of Elks and Legionnaires visiting the Fair, for these ladies are usually far too smart to let the Boys out of their sight for any length of time. Butchers pass through the audience during the intermission selling candy, artistic nude studies and novelties. Whispering salesmen are in the back of the house to furnish those feelthy French postcards— for the delectation of the "boys back at the firehouse." Visiting firemen out on the loose are not the only patrons of the burly-joints, however, for our operative saw several eminently re spectable-looking burghers scan the display of nudity on the come-on signs and duck quickly inside. Owners of the theatres, particularly one black V tan, told our man that business had never been better. Visiting Team's Headquarters DECENTLY the Tribune's "Wake of the News" carried this "Do you remember 'way back when?"— "The late Walter Ecker- sall, Tom and Harry Hammond, the McKillip Brothers, Sammy Ransom and other Hyde Park High School football stars practiced at the corner of 56th and Cornell where the Hotel Windermere East now stands (1902)?" A Mr. Arthur Livengood was the contributor. It reminded us of the fact that The Winder mere had always, it seemed to us, been asso ciated with football. We stopped in at the hotel during the week end of the Chicago-Michigan game. The Kipke team was there and the big Michigan band was there. There always seem to be football teams there during the Fall. Even before 1902 The Windermere was associated "GET UNDER THE TABLE AND SHOW THEM HOW YOU WERE AT MABEL'S PARTY!" with football teams, and with other collegiate athletic teams as well that came to Town to meet Chicago's teams. Michigan has stayed there the last three times they've been in Town, Northwestern has stopped there twice; Pittsburgh, Stanford, Oregon State, once; Southern California and Dartmouth will be added before the end of the season. And be cause of crowded conditions at the two hotels, due in part to World's Fair visitors, it has been necessary to turn down several teams. The two hotels as football headquarters seem sort of traditional now. ^Alarum "/^LERKS rushing about terror stricken, stenographers fainting, executives biting their nails, and the proprietor tearing his hair." Just a vivid picture suggested by our research department of a calamity that might befall one of our largest restaurant chains, if a border line Montana potato should accidentally find its way into the two carloads of genuine cer tified Idaho potatoes direct from the lava beds. "HEAVENS! THEY BROUGHT THE WRONG ONE!' Qertrudesteinish ness \T7E hope our art editor won't mind this seeming bouncing over into his territory, but up at 1017 Rush there is an interesting art exhibit being held by a new group. They call themselves "Chicago's Newest Group." Norma Bond, Frederick Lasse, Edmund Livingood, Theodore Marugg and John Norment are exhibiting. The young Gordon Weisenborn is show ing, too, but he is not of the Group. He's Rudolph Weisenborn's son, and he's only ten years old, in fifth grade at the Ogden Gram mar School. The young Gordon sold his first picture the other day and got a great thrill out of it, though he tried hard not to show it, tried to be very modest. He works in crayon and pencil. Leo J. Weissenborn, the Tribune Tower architect, and no relation (note the double-s), bought the picture. But what caught our rather untutored eye was the array of unusual titles carried by some of the pictures. Artist Norment, for exam ple, seems to have gone completely Gertrude Stein with his titles. And after all, why not? Another Stein won't do us any harm. He is showing "Woman Bar\ing at the Moon, Ten Cent Cotton and Forty Cent Beef, and then a series of three pictures: Mother on Wednes day, Mother Stands Up on Wednesday and Mother Stands Up on Wednesday, on Wednesday, on Wednesday. (Boom!) We think we like novel titles for pictures, if they don't have too much of the old whimsy about them. Chamber Music ' I *HE other Sunday evening the Joseffer A String Quartette resumed its third season of six Chamber Music Evenings. And they will be continued on each second Sunday eve ning of the month till April. Among the patrons and patronesses of this series are: Royal Italian Consul General Chev. Giuseppe Castruccio, Mr. Max Bendix, Mrs. Arthur Meeker, Mrs. Archibald Freer, Mrs. Royal Daniel, Jr., Mrs. Keturah Vauzwoll, Mrs. Hayden Harris, Mr. Barney Fagen, Miss Hil- degarde Crosby, Mr. Carl Ulrich, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Werner, Mr. and Mrs. Maxi' milian Joseffer, Miss Jane Addams, Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Hoyt, Mr. Charles Thurston. November, 1933 21 The CODE of the CEP The Chica Temperance A Paper on the Proper Employment of Personal Liberty By Wallace Rice SO far as schoolbooks and schoolteachers are concerned, Americans believe that anything to drink that has alcohol in it, even when taken as a medicine, is wicked and will damn body and soul here and hereafter. Prohibition was the blossoming of this vivid idea into action by the law: what had been wicked became criminal to the point of felony. The government, national, state, and city, could pay all its debts and have adequate bal ance for everything necessary if it could col lect from our best citizens the fines they have been incurring since prohibition went into ef fect. If they would compound the felonies they have been guilty of, everybody would be rich beyond the dreams of avarice who could get at the public treasuries. It is idle to suppose that the passing of pro hibition has changed our minds about the in trinsic wickedness of alcohol; not one of us, properly brought up under the anti -prohibition regime by respectable parents, and since pro hibition went into effect by parents not quite so respectable, but gets a little kick added to the alcohol because of the real harm it is sup posed to be doing the soul and the body, the character and the constitution. Not so many of us are ardent believers in hell at the mo ment, but we all like to think that a little flavor of hell goes with our highball or cocktail Why not? This being true, what are we going to do about it? The pleasant physiological finding that everything with alcohol in it really tasted like hell and the drinker had to learn to drink it has been pretty well shot to pieces, and with it has gone the notion that the child that took one drink one day would take two drinks the next, three the third, and so on until at the end of the year the poor thing would take three hundred and sixty-five and die, power less in the fiendish grasp of the demon rum. With these has also gone the notion that the hps that touch liquor shall never touch mine, so far as social customs among the young are accurately reported at the moment. .Dut there is a curious superstition lingering about the evil of the saloon: the saloon shall not return, say many, even people perfectly aware of the fact by constant endeavor that the saloon has never been away so that anybody could notice it. Calling it a spea\, of course, keeps it from being a saloon; and men stand with a glass in the hand and a foot on the rail, crook the elbow, smack the lips, and agree that the saloon must not come back. It won't it doesn't have to. And you ask your friend just what the matter was with his saloon that he doesn't want it back, and he sputters and explains that there wasn't anything wrong with his saloon— it was somebody else's saloon that musn't be allowed to return. "A Yankee's idea of hell," said James Russell Lowell, "is a place where he has to mind his own business." One bit of scientific fact came through the general thoughtlessness of discussion: Dr. Raymond Pearl's proof by honest statistics that the moderate drinker of alcohol lives longer than the total abstainer. One does not imperil one's constitution by the temperate use of al cohol; if anything, one strengthens it and lives the longer as well as the happier. Another bit of scientific observation made years ago by a hygienist in Munich brought out the fact that the convivial drinker, he who drinks to stay awake so that he can enjoy himself, does not become the habitual drunkard, who from the beginning drinks for and into forgetfulness. The American needs to take these two things to heart, and forget the unfounded charges against the temperate use of alcohol which lack scientific proof and, especially now, practical demonstration. The whole trouble, it seems to me, arose when pious folk began de liberately making everything concerned with drink as disreputable as possible. Taking a hundred years and more to do it, they finally succeeded in making the saloon disreputable and drink dangerous in popular estimation over large areas of the United States, and then pointed the finger of scorn and said, "How disreputable!" In country districts, when the prohibitionists were conducting their pleasant campaign, this took the form of pointing fin gers at the children of temperate folk and screeching, "Your father's a rummy!" The result is felt all over the country, no matter what the recent vote shows. Few Americans are able to think of the business of selling wine, beer, and spirits at retail as they look at other retail businesses, or those engaged in them as notably respectable, no matter what their private lives. The problem would be easier if we could think back to George Washington distilling and selling excellent whisky, to the fact that alone among the Fathers of the Constitution and the Nation Thomas Jefferson was known as a total abstainer, that Abraham Lincoln sold liquor over a bar, that clergymen of all denominations drank freely and without thought of sin or wrong, that every efficient housekeeper had a still-room where admirable intoxicants were made, that Vassar College was founded by a brewer and much of the wealth of Massachusetts came from Medford rum, of Maryland from an admirable rye whisky, and of Kentucky from bourbon so good, in the words of one of her statesmen, that drunkenness became a virtue. Chicago has street after street named from her great dis tillers and brewers and many of her institu tions were firmly founded by money so made. Her hotels won fame the world over for the excellence of their wines and liquors, and they can now begin again the prosperity of which prohibition robbed them. Oan't we be civilized enough now that prohibition has gone to strip away the slanders and scandals that zealots used to defame an honest occupation, and look upon the whole business of retailing beer, wines, and liquor as legitimate — how utterly legitimate we never learned until the illegiti macy of prohibition was made apparent to the meanest understanding? Can't we recall the delightful little places once scattered all over the city where good wine could be had with good food, to the delight of everybody? Can't we bring back in these desperately hard times the free lunch that Stead found almost our chief charity in the bitter winter of 1893-4? The prohibitionists boasted that they were turning the profits of the saloons into the com forts of home : can't we turn the profits of the bootleggers and racketeers into the comforts of a home dinner with wholesome beer and light wines? And haven't we learned that any attempt to overtax things that are good to drink will sim ply bring in another flood of things unfit to drink which avoid all tax? Nation, state, and city are all holding out greedy and clutching hands for the easy money they believe can be got from licenses to sell beer, wine, and liquor. If we yield to such demands from those com' mitted to high licenses, we shall perpetuate every vice of prohibition and postpone indefi nitely the time when an American can walk his native streets and enter anywhere to get a decent drink with the assurance that his gov ernments, of all sorts, trust him as they wish him to trust them, as he knows he can trust himself. We need some such assurance from govern ment after the orgy of distrust we have just been through, with the attempts to turn us into a nation of informers, with blackmail and extortion, illegal prices for illegal goods, and almost universal corruption of our feeling for being law-abiding, of our respect for law in general. It will take much more common sense on the part of our legislators of all kinds than they usually show to bring us back to the attitude of good Americans before 1918. And yet we have earned and deserve kindly treat ment if any people ever did. We were treated like little children, and yet for the most part we behaved like good little children. We found that stolen drink was sweet, but we re tained much of our native temperance none the less. And when at last we got back our beer last April was there ever greater gratitude shown for a trifling gift? November, 1933 23 Repeal A Personal Essay on the Passing of Prohibition By Edward "Spike" O'Donnell /t CCORDING to the newspapers and L\ publications throughout the United X A. States, I am supposed to have the reputation of being a gangster, hoodlum and beer baron and underworld leader in Chicago, but when my attorney, Jay J. McCarthy, represented me as my lawyer and tried the question of my reputation before a jury of twelve "honest to God" representative citizens of this community and listened to the evidence of an array and steady parade of high class people who have known me since the day I was born, it merely developed that I was a business man engaged in the wholesale distribution of soft drinks and engaged in excavating and teaming business and the turning over of a few real estate deals involving profits in hundreds of thousands of dollars as well as in the wholesale coal business. I will never forget how shocked my fam ily was to hear me described as this type of man especially when dozens of respect able citizens including policemen, politi cians, professional men, trades people and others took the stand one after each other in the hearing before Judge Padden in the Criminal Court of Cook County on the third day of October, 1933, and raised their hand and swore that Eddie O'Donnell, nick named "Spike" was a decent respectable high class fellow misjudged by many but existing as gangster and hoodlum only in the wild and weird stories printed in the newspapers for political purposes. When I was arrested my lawyer, Jay J. McCarthy, ran a Writ of Habeas Corpus for me before Chief Jus tice Philip Sullivan who ordered the Writ returnable immediately and I was taken before Judge Green in the Municipal Court, from whom I took a change of venue and then appeared for trial before Judge Pad den. My lawyer, Jay J. McCarthy, said, "Eddie, you will get your constitutional rights today and we'll get a continuance to prepare this case properly for trial." I said, "Jay J. McCarthy, the heat is on and the police can't catch the criminals so they are prosecuting innocent men on the charge of being vagrants and they are going to iron me out as flat as a Chinaman does his shirts. Mr. McCarthy said, "Spike, they can't do that, you have certain constitu tional rights," and I said "McCarthy, when you get up before the" Judge this morning you will find out that they will give you constitutional rights left and right in the jaw.' " But when the jury listened to the evidence they said that my reputation was pure as a lily and that I was fresh and clean as new mown hay. You know, ladies and gentlemen, that this vagrancy act is like a dead mackerel on the beach in the moon light, it shines and it smells, and when I saw six of these people tried on the vagrancy act and every one convicted, "Spike O'Donnell," says I to myself, "Listen, Spike, you are going to out-smart those birds who are trying to rail road an innocent man into jail." I said to myself, "I am not going to get a hoodlum or a gangster lawyer, I am going to get the most expensive, ethical, high grade criminal lawyer in Chicago that I can find, no mat ter what it will cost me." Well, I went over to the Ashland Block, at 155 N. Clark St., and saw Jay J. McCarthy, and hired him as my lawyer. Believe me, ladies and gentlemen, when he told me how much let tuce he wanted it set me back a few grands in my pocket but I wanted to beat this case "on the square" and I did not care and the result was that for the first time in the his tory of the State of Illinois since the va grancy act was passed I was the first person to beat the case. Even Lew Cody, movie picture star came all the way from Cali fornia to testify for me. JN ow ladies and gen tlemen, you who read this magazine, I want to tell you something about the repeal of the National Prohibition act: The U. S. Government is very desirous of eliminating the gangster and racketeer. I think that if the Federal and City Gov ernments throughout the Country cooper ate "hand in hand" you will eliminate 75% of the crime that is prevalent throughout the Country. You can see what a handful of men in the Secret Service of the U. S. has done in the last 60 days; they have cleaned up every nationally known kidnap ping. There never has been to my knowl edge one successful mail robbery. In every instance the Government has finally ar rested the prepetrators of crime. The main reason is that the Government does not try their cases in the daily papers but go out and get the evidence and then indict, and just as sure as the sun rises in the East, every mail robber has been apprehended and sentenced to the penitentiary. Senator Copeland, Chairman of the Sub Committee of the Crime investigation for the United States Senate, asked me in his room in the Palmer House Hotel how would you stop the young people from becoming gangsters, and I told Senator Copeland to separate the baby gangster from the hard ened criminal because the baby gangster has more nerve in his little finger than the so- called machine gunners in their whole car cass. The baby gangster starts out with petty thievery and he gets known around as a tough "go get them kid." Soon as he bears that reputation he is picked up by some leader who says this boy is a "sweet baby" and knows how to go, then they can use him in various ways, you understand. It was a God's bless ing when Prohibition was repealed; it will be the cause of breaking up of mobs. Now, that beer is sold legitimately and honestly; that takes revenue away and without reve nue you can not be fortified with a mob. The Repeal of the National Prohibition Act is the bell that has tolled the doom of gangland and it is now the beginning and awakening of a better day throughout the civilized world. By the way, there have been a lot of people I come in contact with who ask me where the name of "Spike" came from. Well folks, I will tip you off: When I was 15 years old I was 6 ft. 3 in. tall and I could run like a hare and as a matter of fact I was running for the Young Irish Athletic Club in Back of the Yards. I was a positive "burst of speed" in running hundred yards in ten flat and I am still carrying around one of the medals that I won under the "non de plume" of Spike O'Donnell. As I was crossing the line somebody hollered, "get that Spike, won in one hundred yards ten flat," so I ran off to him and said, "Where do you get that stuff, calling me Spike?" "To me," he said, "you are like a spike" and from that Sunday on I have been Spike and that name I will carry on to my grave. It was an act of Providence that President Roosevelt was elected because I believe he is sincerely try ing through might and main to eliminate racketeering in all its sources in the so-called underworld and upper world. Racketeering whether above or below is still racketeering. 24 The Chicagoan EDWARD "SPIKE" O'DONNELL A NEW PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR OF "REPEAL," PUBLISHED ON THE OPPOSITE PAGE, WHO REVEALS IN HIS ARTICLE THE ORIGIN OF THE NICKNAME EARNED WHILE RUNNING THE HUNDRED IN TEN FLAT AS A MEMBER OF THE YOUNG IRISH ATHLETIC CLUB TRACK TEAM THANKSGIVING, 1933 Turning the Tables on Dat OF Dabil Depression By KATHRYN E. RITCHIE HEDRICH- BLESSING A Napoleonic regiment of porcelain figurines together with a tailored arrangement of white flowers forms the attractive center decoration of this table by Mandel Brothers. White plates with dark green and gold bands repeat the classic military spirit of the figures. Silver cigarette holders, crystal glasses lined in the most approved manner of the moment — the Directoire — and flat silver in a restrained modern pat tern, complete the table arrangement, the cloth being of Rayon damask with a graceful leaf design. (Flowers by George Wienhoeber, Inc.) HENRY FUERMANN A crystal and chromium centerpiece filled with small white flowers, flanked by chromium candelabra with white candles, and crystal and chromium compotes holding large clus ters of grapes, make up the interesting modern decorations of this beautifully appointed table by Watson and Boaler. The glassware is also of modern design, while the plates with their fruit decoration are copied from an Eighteenth Century set and the flat silver is a reproduction of an English design of the same period. Ash-trays of silver mirror-glass, and an embroidered Rodier voile cloth to which the embroidery imparts a distinct silvery sheen, carry out the color scheme of silver and white. VICTOR T. PINTAK This modern setting for the time-honored feast features a striking combination of chromium and crystal tableware — Early American crystal plates with silvered centers, blown crystal glasses standing on silver bases, unusual candelabra made of crystal bars with chromium candle-cups — and, in the center of the table, a triple plateau of white glass edged with chromium. Two curious little blown-glass figures in silver make novel and entertaining table-ornaments. (Marshall Field.) 26 The Chicagoan Burgundy with the Grouse The Manager of the Tavern Club Gives His Views By Ernest Kuhn I CAN remember wine earlier in my boy hood days in Switzerland than most Amer ican boys can remember chocolate nut sundaes. It was in 1896 when I first under took the sort of duties which have kept me employed to this day. My father used to send me down the treacherous steps to the damp and sweetish-smelling cellar to fill his jug from the barrel of light table wine which all good Swiss, and even those not so good, used to keep on hand. In those days the cost of this staple came to about five cents a quart. Within the past few years in this country men have paid as high as five dollars a quart for stuff not half so good. From that day on my trade has necessarily involved the tasting of wine. My family were innkeepers, and it was the most natural thing in the world for me to start my apprenticeship as a bus-boy at the age of sixteen. While other young boys were learning arithmetic and football, I discovered that Champagne is made in the Province of Champagne in the Districts of Rheims, Eper- nay and Ay; that the Bordeaux Section pro duces light red and white wines, while the wines from the Burgundy Section are much heavier and higher in alcoholic content; that only French wines improve with age after bot tling. The past twenty years have brought me experience in many places, inns and cafes in Europe, transatlantic liners, hotels and clubs in this country. Now that Prohibition is prac tically dead, I realize how little the average person knows, and how much my trade has forgotten, about the art of serving and drink ing wines. Waiters will have to go to school again. And there is no school but experience to teach the proper handling of fine liquors. How many waiters will remember that Rhine (or white) wines should be served in a glass with a green tint; red wines in a glass with a reddish hue, or in a pure crystal glass? Where is the waiter who will remem ber that an old Chateau Yquem should be just slightly chilled; that an ancient vintage of Chateau Mouton Rothschild must be han dled like a piece of bric-a-brac, never shaken, laid on its side in the wine-basket, cork ex tracted without agitating the bottle, and by no means should the cobwebs be dusted? I re member while serving as a waiter in the old Cafe Martin on 26th Street in New York, I nearly lost my job and my life when an eagle- eyed cellar master caught me dusting a rare vintage. In those days waiting was a pro fession, almost an art. It was quite different from today's slap-dash serving of roast beef a la table d'hote and marshmallow parfaits. One had to be tactful and discriminating in one's recommendations. A light cocktail, Martini perhaps; a glass of Sherry with the green turtle soup; a whispered suggestion of the Haute Sauterne or Chablis with the filet of sole Mar- guery; the proper vintage of Pontet Canet in hand for the grouse course; dry Pol Roger with the salad; and when the guests had set tled back to their demi-tasses, a pony of Napo leon brandy and a fragrant Henry Clay. People dined then. Now, with all due def erence, those who have the time, the taste and the means really to enjoy good food and drink have forgotten almost as much as the waiters about the nice points of dining. Take the usual dinner. First, half a dozen old fashions with enough whiskey in them to drown all the food to come; then, pretzels, cheese crack ers and other barbaric hors d'oeuvres; with the courses, champagne in highball glasses, waiters rushing in with double strength Scotch and Rye highballs; the table a hodgepodge of plates and glasses. Guests will have to learn not to bawl a waiter out who tactfully attempts to remove each wine glass when the course is over. Only the champagne glass remains on the table after the dinner is served. Recently I served a pre- Prohibition dinner where the host was fortu nate enough to have in his cellar all the wines and liquors necessary for a perfect dinner. Unfortunately the guests clung so stubbornly to their half empty glasses that many of them ended with four different vintages at their elbows. When freedom of choice returns a waiter may again anticipate the wishes of his patrons in drink as well as in food. He will know what drinks appeal to the ladies; colorful and sweet cocktails like the Jack Rose and the Clover Leaf; sparkling Burgundy for their wine; Creme Yvette, Creme de Cocoa or a pony of Eau de Vie de Danzig with the gold flakes for their cordial. He will sense that the guest who is fond of game will want a bottle of Burgundy; that the gentleman with the Van Dyke beard will demand a bottle of Steinwein with a saddle of venison; that the newspaper man can be happy with nothing but Bass Ale with his welsh rarebit; and that nothing will go with the Lobster Newburgh served to the stage-door Johnny and his Follies blonde but the inevitable bottle of Champagne. O ome of the customs and practices of the old days will never come back, and perhaps it is as well. I can remember ex clusive restaurants where a diner was not wel come unless champagne was ordered with the dinner. Conditions would have to go back to 1929 days before any establishment serving food and drink could dream of discouraging even the most modest patron. We are not likely to see many dinners such as the one I recall in a fashionable Fifth Avenue restaurant. The guest of honor was Bolo Pasha (later shot by the French as a spy). The wine bill alone amounted to $2000. The flowers cost $500. And the food ¦. Then there was the mad scramble among wine houses to get their particular brands be fore the public. Agents were lavish in the supplying of free wine to important persons and most demoralizing to the waiters in their practice of paying 25c a cork, if the corks came out of the right bottles. Many years ago I assisted at a dinner given by one of the most distinguished members of the Metropolitan Opera Company for the en tire cast. Each guest was allotted three bot tles of the finest of champagnes, all donated by the representative of one of the oldest and best houses in France. Another practice which will always be with us, but doubtless not to the same extent as formerly, is the tipping. A gratuity more than equal to a week's wages at the present time was not uncommon. I believe the waiters themselves will welcome any change in this custom which will guaran tee them surer and more uniform earnings. It hardly seems neces sary to say that the end of Prohibition will be welcomed with joy by all of us who are mak ing a life's work of catering to discriminating palates. There will be more color in our jobs, more scope for our imaginations. I will think that the old days are back the first time a guest orders a pint of domestic champagne with charged water to make a long summer drink. I will welcome with open arms the sophisti cated traveler from the tropics who wants a cool pineapple hollowed out and filled with the same sparkling delight. There will be a thrill in preparing a Burgundy or Sauterne cup for warm weather, a cup made with fresh fruit, a pony of Curac,ao, a pony of brandy and cucumber rind. How long will it be be fore someone orders a quart of champagne mixed with a pint of Guinness Stout for an after dinner drink? When those days are here again the atroci ties of Prohibition will be only memories. No longer will bartenders be asked to concoct a palatable cocktail out of Cicero Scotch and spiked Creme de Menthe. People will not spend the hours after dinner swilling Martini cocktails. No one will insist that I ice a bot tle of good old Chateau wine. My waiters will not incur the wrath of my guests by kick ing over bottles hidden under the table, bottles containing liquor rare only in price. And when restraint and worldliness return once more to our tables, pride and dignity will come again to us who have felt for so long that we could not do our jobs in a wholly satisfactory manner, even though the fault was hardly ours. November, 1933 27 I N A CLAIRE Since the morning she awoke to find herself famous after her first demure rendition of "Marie-Odile" in one of Mr. Ziegfeld's "Follies," Miss Claire has steadily and surely advanced to the position of one of the best light comediennes on the stage. Deft, suave, humorous and charming, she makes banal dialogue seem bright, and bright dialogue seem brighter. It is appropriate that her appearance in "Biography" at the Erlanger lifts the curtain on a new theatrical season. Washington Gather Your Capital Notes While You May By Edward Everett Altrock WASHINGTON, GEORGE (1732- 1790), the first president of the United States, was born at Bridges Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia, on the 22nd (Old Style, 11th) of February, 1732. The genealogical researches of a certain Mr. Henry E. Moecher seem rather to have estab lished the connection of the family with the Washingtons of Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, England. . . . (ED. NOTE: Mr. Altrock, please! The assignment, if you will look on the left cuff of that bluish-gray, plaited-bosom shirt of yours, was Washington, the city, not Wash ington, the general or the president as he is sometimes called. Please check.) (AUTHOR'S NOTE: Right you are, sir.) Washington, the most northwesterly state of the United States, lies between the latitudes 45° 32' and 49° N. between longitudes 116° 57' and 124° 48' W. It is bounded on the north by British Columbia. . . . (ED. NOTE: MISter Altrock! The city!) (AUTHOR'S NOTE: Oh, yes. To be sure.) Washington, a city and county seat in Daviess County, Indiana, about 150 miles north of Evansville. Pop. (1890) 6064, of whom 391 were foreign born. . . . (ED. NOTE: Mr. Altrock. Eddie. Listen, Eddie, don't you remember? We asked you to write about Washington. We didn't mean, exactly, Washington, a city and capital of the U. S. A., conterminous with the D. of C, on the northeast bank of the Potomac River at the head of the tide and navigation. What we meant was, why we actually sent you there was, to take notes. You know, sort of notes on what's happening there? What the presi dent is doing? Sort of inside dope? You said, you know, that Pat Harrison was your uncle on your mother's side, that you could get a lot of swell stuff. Well, we're on your mother's side, too, Edward, and we have the utmost faith in your ability. But') (AUTHOR'S NOTE: Well, for Pat's sake. That's just what we've wanted to do all along. But we thought you wanted something learned, something that required a lot of re search and thought and time. Hell, if that's what you want we'll give it to you.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 15.- There have been several stories going the rounds during the past few days about a certain newsman who was going to be investigated for violating the President's confidence in a press conference. It is being said that this particular newsman wrote a piece about what Mr. Roosevelt was going to do about Wall Street. Well, it's*all pretty false. In the first place, the story wasn't about what Mr. Roosevelt was going to do about Wall Street at all. Not a bit of it. It was about what he was going to do about La Salle Street, because the newsman was from Chicago and wanted local color. And anyway, we weren't even at that conference that afternoon. We were at Tony's. And you can ask Tony, if you don't believe us. * * * The President certainly gets a lot of mail. And Mrs. Roosevelt's personal correspondence is enormous, too. Some of the oddest requests come in — from all over the country. Mr. Roosevelt had one letter asking him if he could get the writer a couple of good seats, not behind the goal-posts, for the Yale-Har vard game. He replied courteously, of course. Oh, well, we couldn't have gone to the game anyway. * * * Much of Mrs. Roosevelt's correspondence has to do with the boll-weevil and the wheat- midge. Just why, we haven't been able to learn. Mrs. Roosevelt doesn't seem to know either. Possibly the fact that there isn't a weevil and midge code has something to do with this suddenly renewed interest in those two interesting little insects. We'll try to find out more about it. Quite a few people around here are be ginning to criticize Gen. Johnson. It's prob ably just jealousy. The second guessers are saying that he could have got along faster if he hadn't paid so much attention to the labor group. Well, the second guessers were always able to tell Walter Johnson what he should have done when men were on second and third in the seventh and he dropped the game. People are asking each other, too, "Well, what do you think of the NRA?" It rather reminds us of that story about the visiting British newsman who was asked, "Well, what do you think of Lloyd George?" (Or was it Floyd Gibbons?) Anyway, his reply was, "Haw, yes!" There is a story going the rounds, prob ably started by the banking crowd, about how the Blue Eagle happened to be made blue. There were so many variations of the story, however, that we decided to track it down. We called on Senator Phlegge and put our question to him. We quote him: "That little can be learned about the more intimate habits of our secretive birds by mere field study was forcefully brought to my at tention by a captive Wilson's or Jack snipe that I had under observation in my aviary. In fact, aviary time I'd inspect this little fel low, which I named Maxwell, after my dear old uncle, the minute I caught him — caught the snipe, you understand, not my uncle. Say, though, young fellow, you must get me to tell you some time about how I caught my uncle — he was dashing out of Big Minnie's when somebody had set fire to the house. Gor, but that was funny. It's a long story. I'll tell you sometime. Well, to get back to the captive Wilson's or Jack snipe. During my many years in the field — I played between Frank Schulte and Tommy Leach for two years— I have never been able to watch the feeding of this species in very great detail. Nor have any of my colleagues. Therefore, I may be justified in recounting my experiences in the field." Well, that more or less answered our ques tion, we thought, so we hurried on. But we still think it was the banking crowd that started the story. * * * Construction contracts awarded in October show an increase of $37,000,000 over August, when only $103,000,000 was involved. Also an increase in the number of Cadillac 16's and Packard 12's on Maryland Avenue. Oh, well, boys will be boys. {Continued on page 55) "LEND ME TWO BUCKS, JOE. I'VE GOT A SURE ONE IN THE THIRD AT PIMLICO!" November, 1933 29 Out of th The Economic Status of the By Edwin S PRIVATE golf in the Chicago area occupies a brick house. The big, bad wolf of depression has huffed and puffed steadily for the last two years. About all it has done is to destroy some of the fancy trimmings. The clubs are still operating and most of them are on an infinitely sounder base than they were a few months ago. Six months ago, there were free predictions that not more than ten private clubs would survive the year, and that half the fee courses would be turned back to the plow. Now that the season is over, a careful check-up shows that there are possibly two member-clubs in the Western District Golf Association which may not operate next year, as private courses at least, but even these casualties are a long way from certain. The more optimistic of the golf -minded, who last Spring rather timidly predicted that most of the clubs would pull through the Summer, backed up their judgment with the assertion that guest fees paid the clubs by people attending the Fair would be enough to stave off bankruptcy or dissolution. They were wrong. The World's Fair was too good. Most of the people who came here for the Fair didn't bother to bring their golf sticks, and the comparatively few who did made small use of the local courses. They stayed down on the lakefront studying electricity, transportation and fan dancing. It is a little early to give individual credit to the men who accomplished the Herculean task of pulling the golf clubs through, but it is probable that the list of 1933 officers will be memorialized in a bronze plaque or a sheepskin scroll in the club rooms, after a few years have past and the membership has had a chance to look back at just what happened. Taken as a group, these saviours of the old Scottish game in this territory form a motley assort ment. There are bankers, lawyers and dentists, carpenters, plumbers and cabinet makers, men of wealth and men who had to quit smoking to gather together enough money to pay their dues. There were young men fresh from college and septuagenarians. Most of them accepted office rather unwillingly, or at least did not seek office. At the time they were made presidents, secretaries and directors a year ago, their own businesses were crying for all the time and ideas they had. They listened to the usual line of "You have to do it for good old hoozit" and that was that. The majority of private clubs in the Chicago area represent an average investment of approximately $400,000. There are a few which have much greater sums invested and several which have con siderably less than that amount. This investment divides into three parts; $100,000 for the land; $100,000 for building the golf course, and $200,000 for building the club house and other buildings. The 30 e Rough Plain Golfer's Paradise . Clifford sums for these items vary at different clubs, but the total is surpris' ingly alike. Up to three years ago, these clubs had between 250 and 300 mem bers, each paying $150 a year dues. In some of the clubs dues were higher. In a few, they were less, but an assessment was levied often enough to bring the average expense per member to that figure. The favorite round figure for the budget each year was $75,000. Many clubs exceeded this amount. One of the larger clubs, for instance, budgeted their expense at $525,000 for one year not so very long ago. For purposes of information, however, it is easier to limit this illustration to the average club. The dues met a little more than half of the budget. Guest fees, house accounts, locker rentals, club upkeep and miscellaneous other sources provided the balance. With a few excep tions, most of the clubs rated as "good" had a full membership and a waiting list. Memberships were sold without difficulty at between $1,000 and $2,500. The occasional member, who became delinquent in dues or house account, was no worry to the board of governors as the value of his membership was sufficient security. There was more money than actually was needed. After ordinary expenses were paid and interest and pre-payments on mortgages met, there was still plenty. Chairmen of the various committees indulged their whims. The greens committee considered that year lost when it didn't move a green or build a few new tees. The house com mittee was mortified if its dining room menu did not offer the variety and quality of a downtown hotel. The tournament committee felt the only way to keep everyone happy was more and bigger prizes for more and more events. There was bidding for the services of professionals, who could give the club advertising by winning national, state or sectional tourna' ments. Golfers shooting in the seventies, particularly the younger men, found most of the clubs anxious to give them a free member' ship, expenses for entering tournaments in the club's name and other gratuities. Elaborate dances and stags were given, but they were seldom a source of expense, and usually were profitable, as no one seemed to care just what prices were charged. After the market crash, there was no immc diate indication that the golden river into the golf club coffers was going to dry up. It was the latter part of 1930 before distress signals started to appear. Membership figures started to dwindle. There were resignations and expulsions for non-payment. The waiting lists, when called upon to fill up the ranks, produced about one-third of the number expected. Men who formerly belonged to from two to six clubs decided one would be enough and resigned from the others. Many large business houses, which had maintained memberships for salesmen to entertain customers, refused to pay the dues longer and the salesmen were compelled to drop out. Then the value of memberships started to drop almost as rapidly as stocks had nose dived. Memberships regarded as worth $2,000 were sold for $1,100, then $700, $500, $300 and then any old figure. Some of the more panicky or farsighted, it is difficult to say which, wiped out the value of memberships entirely in many clubs and started to take members for the payment of dues only. The better fortified clubs put up a game fight to preserve some values, but cut the cost of joining just as low as possible. Two years ago, dozens of schemes were advanced in an effort to insure full memberships and still preserve a definite cash value on each individual membership. Some were highly successful and others made dismal failures. Holders of mortgages and bonds suddenly found that the money was not forthcoming to pay installments and even interest payments were doubtful. Foreclosure was considered, but did not appear very promising. A golf course operating might have cost $400,000, but as farm land its value ran from $40,000 (Continued on page 49) The Chicagoan BEAUTIFUL HAVANA APPEARS ON NEARLY EVERY WEST INDIAN SCHEDULE What Columbus Found The Crop of Indies Cruises — Nearer Home By The Drifter FOR a number of highly legitimate reasons, when this time of year gets around to Chicago, people who have something more tangible than merely the desire to travel are likely to look at the train (or plane) and boat schedule to those milk-fed and honeyed islands of the warm south stretches of the Atlantic — the West Indies. It would be sordidly commercial to maintain that since 1920 the attraction of the Indies — or of Europe, for that matter — has been exclusively scenic and climatic. Indeedy no. The Indies, with the exception of the U. S. A.'s little links in that large sausage— Porto Rico, St. Thomas and the Virgin Islands — have boomed magnificently, and the Encyclopedia Britannica will tell you I'm not exaggerating, since the U. S. went dry. As a matter of fact, everything outside the three mile limit on the water sides and over the border on the dirt sides has boomed magnificently. Jamaica, Bermuda, Havana, together with Montreal and Agua Caliente, have thrived, or thriven, if that is the way it goes, on official American morality. This issue of The Chicagoan, and this issue of the calendar, celebrate the return of our God-given, etc., rights. It is inevitable, from now on, that the purely drunken trade of the Greater and Lesser Antilles (the nifty name for the West Indies) will fall off. That means the spring and summer and early autumn trade, primarily, the off-season people who just had to get slopped (horrid word, with apologies to the Cremo advertisements) even if the temperature was 160° in the shade, and shade only from 1 to 3 A. M., where the slopping could be done legally. The Indies will lose, as a result of the 21st amendment, a lot of people who broke chandeliers and fell off 17th century parapets and got drowned. But a wet United States won't keep snow-bound Americans away from the hemisphere's swellest winter resort this or any other winter. Between six hundred and a thousand miles from New York lie, all in a cluster, the quaint and inimitable glories of four hundred years and of divergent civilizations — French, English, Spanish, Dutch, African. And amid the discomforts of a temperate-zone winter rise visions of sunning, bathing (swimming, as the British don't call it), fishing and all the other languors that go with the tropics. The steamboats cater to the materialization of these visions in the most attractive — and, if you want, in the cheapest — manner. I he Indies, the top spots of northern South America, and the Canal can all be done in a couple of business weeks. Or a week, if you can get your fill with just the Caribbean and the Spanish Main. Or a week-end, almost, for Bermuda, or for Havana. And there never was such a variety of accommodations. The North German Lloyd and the Hamburg American, for instance, whose custom to German ports has naturally fallen low with the unhappy condition of that country under the blood-and-thunder dynast, are offering notable diversion for those who cry for NGL and Hapag service, in the form of Caribbean cruises. The Columbus, running mate of the Bremen and the Europa, does a 4J/2 day Thanksgiving cruise to Bermuda, a 12^4 day cruise (December 6) to Martinique, Venezuela, Panama, Curacao and Jamaica, an 8J/2 day cruise (Decem ber 26) to Bermuda and Havana, and two 12 day cruises in January. Hapag's 20,000-ton oil-burner, Reliance, long a cruise ship, weighs anchor December 22, January 12 and 27, February 17, and March 10 and 31 for a series of jaunts ranging from nine to nineteen days — the two nine-day events (January 12 and March 31) confined to Nassau and Havana. The French Line has chosen the Lafayette for its program of three Caribbean cruises. The first, a 12-day Christmas and New Year's trip, slips out of New York at dinner time of the 21st of next month and pulls back in at noon of January 2, after a dot-and-go circle of Nassau, Kingston and Havana, with both holidays at sea. The sec ond and third are identical, 19 days, sailing January 26 and again February 6, and including Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Vene zuela, the Canal Zone and Havana. It might be remarked at this juncture that beautiful Havana appears on nearly every West Indian schedule, and that there is no telling, from day to day, whether the "student gov ernment" will be running Cuba, or whether it will be the "street cleaner government" or the "ice men government." And there is also no telling how the government of the moment will be running the country. If they are running it on the Latin model, rather than the British model, the bombs are likely to be bursting in air and even in the suites of the Hotel National, which would keep the occu pants of the suites in the Hotel National from sleeping comfortably at night, and maybe from sleeping at all. Just as the tourist trade to Germany has dried up, so has the tourist trade, as I write, to Cuba, although the latter place is in the throes of liberation and the former is in the throes of enslavement. The average home-body will not go willingly to the neighborhood of flying bullets and police clubs, no matter what the occasion for the hostilities is. Right now the latest govern- (Continued on page 59) November, 1933 31 A. GEORGE MILLER FREDERICK A. STOCK FOR TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS THE BELOVED CONDUCTOR OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, DR. STOCK HAS ACHIEVED A RECORD APPROACHED BY NONE OF THE FAMOUS CONDUC TORS OF THE OTHER GREAT ENDOWED SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS IN AMERICA. ADAMANTINE AS TO ART, GENIAL AND KINDLY IN ALL HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, PLIABLE IN NON-ESSENTIALS BUT THE INNER MAN IMMOVABLE, HE IS OF THE TRULY GREAT Koussevitsky Commands The Boston Symphony Pays Us a Visit THE Boston symphony orchestra gave gratifying proof that even in this day of flux one institution has held fast to its ideals. They came to Orchestra Hall 110 strong with Serge Koussevitzky in command, and he was in command. A man born to lead and with a band fash ioned to his hand. It had to be, as he demon strated a bit ruthlessly to the good folk of Boston, and after a short period of doubt they had the sense to acquiesce. Result, a superb orchestra responsive to the conductor's will. Mr. Koussevitzky chose just the program; a bit of Mozart to display the famous string section, then to the serious business of the evening with Strawinsky and Sibelius. Strawinsky's Le Sacre de Printemps had not been heard here for a long time and expecta tion was keen to note what the passing years had done to it. An extraordinary display of virtuosity. Koussevitzky held it with an in escapable grip. He brought out the great masses with their hard, sharp outlines, the in sistent rhythms, the brilliant colors, and with a sustained power that rose in the climaxes to the tremendous. Russia in the raw set down with the flamboyance made possible by the modern orchestra. What does it mean? In all the dicta, official and otherwise, that have been issued on the subject the one point of agreement has been that you were not expected to understand it. You yielded to its primordial force — or you didn't. Most people don't. The Sibelius Second symphony was stimu lating. Koussevitzky made it so eloquent that for the time being we were almost persuaded Sibelius might be the symphonic hope for whom — or which — the world is waiting. The outlines had the broad sweep with a variety in the details and a grasp that wrought a com plete whole. An intensity in the mood and a piling of climax upon climax seemingly beyond the range of possibility made it exciting. Never the moment of repose, but geared to the top notch every instant. Well, such a man with such a band had to make each phrase count. In the years since we last heard it either something has happened to Sibelius or Koussevitzky fooled us. Mr. Koussevitzky has the faculty of making his concerts into occasions. And such hands! Really poetic. A great and deserved demon stration from the public. MME. ELIZABETH SPRAGUE COOLIDGE made us another of those gracious gifts by which she has gained her unique posi tion in the world of music. In compliment to A Century of Progress she gave an epitome of the music of the past century by means of The Pro Arte quartet of Brussels. Three con certs in Orchestra Hall with hundreds unable to gain admission. (How the people turn out if the affair have class enough — and is free!) The Pro Arte quartet is a fine organization; By Karleton Hackett musicianship, technique and all that sort of thing. But somehow they failed quite to rise to the occasion; a certain dullness weighed down the classics. Only in the Debussy did they reach expecta tion, Gallic grace, nuance and sense of propor tion. Well, this has long been a sort of specialite de la maison. The Hindemith was delightful and excel lently played. Something to this man. But the Schoernberg! Twenty-five years — and not started yet. Pleasing little melodic snatches, his natural mode of thought being quite com monplace, and then the application of the scientific theories. Correct to a demonstration, should you be interested, but futile. Let him have twenty-five years more; in art there is no need for hurry. We shall then be out of it and our children may do as shall seem to them best. Excellent playing of the Carpenter quartet. Caught its spirit. The Harris was vigorous enough in the manner of expression but failed to reveal the creative force. A disappointment. Frederich stock gave a fine concert; Handel, Saint-Saens, Strawinsky and Rimsky-Korsakow; then caught a germ and had to go to bed. This put it up to Eric DeLamarter, the assistant conductor, who took hold in style. At the Tuesday afternoon concert he gave a performance of the Tschaikowsky Pathetique that had quality. He cut loose and acted as though he cared not whether a few chips might fall on one side of the line or the other, but he would make it go. He did. Egon Petri playing the solo part of the Beethoven E Flat Major concerto for piano failed to reach expectation. Last year in this same concerto he made quite an impression, but on Tuesday it was merely the heavy Teu tonic tradition unillumined by insight or set forth with technical brilliance. Mr. Stock was back again for the Brahms centennial celebration, which was as solemn as the most devoted Brahmin could have desired. The Academic festival overture lacked Gemuethlich\eit and the Fourth symphony sounded dull. This music demands the utmost of interpretive force to make its meaning clear and they just could not quite get it going. Great applause, but mostly because the public was so glad to see Mr. Stock looking fit. Mr. Petri played the piano part of the D Minor concerto with academic rectitude and little else. Mr. Stock gave an impressive performance of the Miaskowsky Sixth symphony. There is genuine music in this man, if only he did not feel the duty so heavily put upon him of justifying himself and the Russian revolution. But the Soviet conscience may be as unhandy to manage as the New England. Mischa Mischakoff played the Sibelius con certo in big style. His reading had breadth and power with virtuoso aplomb for the em bellishments. A serious work which he ap proached in the right spirit. Mr. Stock gave him a most deft accompaniment. The scoring is heavy but he adjusted it all with great skill. O an it be that something is doing among the younger generation? Several dinner parties have been noted recently at which young men were gathered together in a suggestively orchestral-financial atmos phere — if you can catch the meaning. There certainly is a problem such as might intrigue undaunted youth. Dare we hope? The Girl Scouts began their Monday night series of concerts with Lawrence Tibbett at the Auditorium and things started off with a bang. Tibbett has a voice and knows how to sing. A baritone with a man's timbre, fine control, interpretive force, clear enunciation and everything save the sense of spontaneity. Only in the standing in the need of prayer, excerpt from Gruenberg's Emperor Jones did he let himself go and create the mood. Other wise there was always the sense of a thing done and, while exceedingly well done, it was rather a display of skill than a pouring forth from the heart. Skill, of course, the singer must have, but the great artist makes you for get this in the beauty and the power of the music. Tibbett, with all of his gifts and skill, ought to do something more than he did. A big house and great applause. Everything sung in English save the two operatic arie. If Schubert and Brahms can stand translation why not Wagner and Verdi? Is there some recondite law of art that forbids? Jessie B. Hall, the managerial anchor of the young American artist, started her 'steenth season in the usual cheery spirit. Takes courage in these days and she has nothing else but. Astonishing the range and quality of the Victor output. The Brahms E Minor symphony, played by Stokowsky and the Philadelphia symphony; The Debussy quartet played by the Pro Arte! There must be a demand or they would not do it. One ray of hope. I HE operatic world is buzzing, though nobody is as yet ready to make any announcements. They are learning a lot about what might be done and what is simply out of the question. There is, however, such determination to get somewhere and, under certain conditions, so much money is in the offing that it looks as though a serious attempt would be made. Also rumors will not down regarding a possible visit by a famous organiza tion from the east. Also Fortune Gallo cannot be left out of the picture. And there may be more! November, 1933 33 Claire-ion Call to Action "Bitter Sweet" and "Biography" Awaken a Somnolent Theatre THIS is the fourth November which has found me inflicting on the readers of this chaste magazine my views about things theatrical. It would be a miracle if the public were not tired of hearing dramatic commentators carping and crabbing about the parlous condition of the stage. Yet reminis cence is likely to contain some elements of interest. So I hauled out the numbers of The Chicagoan in which I covered the same month in 1930 which I am now covering in 1933. Ten shows opened during that month three years ago. There were such good things as The Apple Cart, Topaze, Dishonored Lady, Stri\e Up the Band, Sweet Adeline, and Uncle Vanya. Nostalgia for those pleas- anter days adds its measure of gloom to autumnal melancholy. But 'tis not all bleak and barren. Two grand openings came our way just in time to save me the humility of having nothing to write about in a month which used to mark the very height of the theatre season. Because Bitter Sweet, another proof of the versatility of Noel Coward, comes very be latedly into our midst is no reason to temper the enthusiasm of its welcome. Nor should one hesitate to exchange a couple of our flexi ble dollars for a seat because orchestras and radio singers have been sweetening the air with I'll See You Again for these past several years. No matter how often you have heard the song sung, you have never heard it rend ered more dulcetly than now nightly at the Grand Opera House by Marion Claire and Allan Jones. Miss Claire has duetted with many bigger voices than Mr. Jones', but, with all the critical reticence induced by a most un tutored musical ear, I venture the guess that she has never blended more effectively her lovely notes with those of another. These two alone would make the evening one of delight. The girl is that rare thing, an opera singer who is beautiful and can act. She is immense ly appealing as Sari Linden, giving nice dif ferentiation to the phases through which the character passes; the bashful girl in love with her music teacher, the frightened hostess in a cheap cafe, the worldly prima donna, and fin ally the old marquise. The boy has developed markedly in his acting since he first burst on our horizon in Blossom Time. And the role of the dreamy Carl Linden is pat for him. Un der the picture opposite I intimated that we have an edge on London and New York in our Bitter Sweet prima donna. It does not seem a violent assumption to suggest that we are also at least as well off in our tenor, al though I confess that I do not recall the men who sang the roles in the other companies. There are other effective participants. Leonard Ceeley, fated by his flashing eyes and black moustache, to play nasty men, appears briefly but potently. You won't like him much, but you are not supposed to, except By William C. Boyden when he sings the next best song in the show, To\ay. This ballad to a beverage with which we will soon be better acquainted has a most engaging swing and lilt. Then, Berna Deane, remembered in various operettas here, has a couple of decent songs and sings them well. The comedy in these romantic confections is usually rather mediocre, and even the scintil lating Mr. Coward has not wrought percep tibly better than the journeymen librettists who customarily supply the background for Romberg and Friml music. The best laughs are captured by Hope Emerson, whose im mense bulk and gusty delivery make anything she does or says seem very titillating. The only constructive criticism I have of the his trionics concerns the meche blanche affected by the actor who plays the part of Lord Stayne. It is the worst piece of hair painting I have ever seen. Some of the press comment on Bitter Sweet, considering it as an operetta in competition with others of its kind, advances the opinion that more might reasonably have been expected of Noel Coward. This point of view seems to me to reflect a phase of the legend sur rounding this facile young British author. The idea has gained currency that anything Cow ard produces must be greater than anything else of the same ilk that has ever been brought into the public gaze. Which, of course, is absurd. If, as gossip whispers, Bitter Sweet was written on a bet, the bet was won in a walk. But, throwing out all considerations of what Coward ought to do or why he wrote the show single-handed, there still remains the fact that Bitter Sweet is an excellent operetta of the Viennese type, not the best ever writ ten, but far from the worst. It could stand up as entertainment even after eliminating the superb singing of Marion Claire and Allan Jones. That it should be welcomed in this de pressing time is self-evident; that it would be an ingratiating evening at any time is likewise clear. With emotions compa rable to those of the American traveler catch ing sight of the Statue of Liberty, a dressy first-night audience took to its composite white and shining bosom the Theatre Guild offering of Ina Claire in Biography. And well they might. For play-goers could hardly have been in a more arid desert during these past months. Not since the opening of Dinner At Eight, now almost half a year ago, has there been a premiere of a really first class drama. What a joy to sit back and watch actors who are masters of their trade, to hear literate ideas suavely expressed, to see stage action smoothly laid out and executed! All those blessings are bestowed by Biography. I refuse to wait for the conventional tag-line to urge anyone who may chance upon these words to see this play without delay. It will only be here two weeks. S. N. Behrman, one of the best if not one of the best known of contemporary play wrights, wrote the piece, and wrote it well. Taking a girl somewhat patterned after Claire Sheridan, the English sculptress and writer who has a definite flair for intimacy with head-line personalities (I take her at her own word), Mr. Behrman has sought out the com plications attendant upon such a heroine writing her biography. Numerous lovers are implied, and several introduced; a mellow Viennese composer, the bitter boy who pro poses to publish the dynamite; a pompous ass out of the past and on his way to the Senate, a movie star. The girl, a happy and philosophi cal hedonist, harvests much laughter and a few tears from her menagerie of species of the genus homo. In the end she is still going it alone. A better vehicle for Ina Claire could hardly be imagined. At what should be the height of her career, still young enough to be defi nitely alluring, yet old enough to be fully ripened in her art, she gives an assured, subtle, vibrant performance. That her motion picture career was perhaps hampered by her matri monial problems is the best break the legiti mate theatre has had in some considerable time. A number of well known men are in her support; Earle Larimore, Arnold Korff, Jay Fassett and Charles Richman. Each in his way does a most efficient piece of acting. Yet at the same time each puts just a faint suggestion of caricature into his portrayal. I wondered if the direction had aimed for this result to enhance the effortless smoothness of Miss Claire's work. It used to be said that actors in support of William Gillette were di rected to yell at the top of their lungs so that the quiet poise of the star would seem thereby to be even quieter and more poised. Note on Acting — The theory that a so-called great actor can play any role except those to which he is obviously unfitted by age, sex or physique is utter bunk. The importance of type casting was never bet ter illustrated than in comparison of the stage presentation of Dinner At Eight with the mo tion picture production. Probably no actor in the flesh-and-blood version of the drama was drawing over $500 a week. And, with due deference to Constance Collier and Crane Wil bur, said cast contained no names of greater importance in the theatre. Dinner At Eight on the screen brought together the greatest galaxy of cinema luminaries ever gathered on one location. Doubtless $500 a week would not have paid the portrayer of the most minor character. Yet, with one or two negligible exceptions, not one actor in the picture gives a performance as effective as the one given in the play. 34 The Chicagoan MAURICP. SEYMOUR MARION CLAIRE With due deference to Peggy Wood and Evelyn Laye, Chicago can claim advantage over London and New York as regards "Bitter Sweet" prima donnas. And most fitting that a native born Chicagoan should sing here the role of Sari Linden in Noel Coward's operetta. The per fect combination of a grand opera star of first rank and stunning beauty in a light opera of outstanding charm should awaken theatre-goers from their apathy and tempt them to storm the very portals of the Grand Opera House. WISCONSIN Nov. 18 — Ohio State at Wisconsin. Nov. 25 — Wisconsin at Minnesota. MINNESOTA Nov. 18 — Minnesota at Michigan. Nov. 25 — Wisconsin at Minnesota. IOWA Nov. 18 — Iowa at Purdue. Nov. 25 — Iowa at Nebraska. 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. HOCKEY Sunday, Nov. 19 — Ottawa Senators vs. Black Hawks at Stadium. Sunday, Nov. 26 — Boston Bruins vs. Black Hawks at Stadium. Thursday, Dec. 7 — Montreal Maroons vs. Black Hawks at Stadium. Thursday, Dec. 14 — Detroit Red Wings vs. Black Hawks at Stadium. BOXING Nov. 17 — Barney Ross vs. Sammy Fuller, 10 rounds, at Chicago Stadium, world's junior welterweight championship. The Chicagoan The Score at the Half Football Dominates the Sportive Scene By Kenneth D. Fry WITH a sudden and overpowering de sire to right a great wrong and to be of service to the community at large, it is my humble suggestion that the quaint and yawn-inspiring custom of presenting trav eling bags to baseball players be transferred to football artists. Specifically, when North western and Minnesota meet again, I suggest that the four officials call a pre-whistle hud dle and present a grip to each backfield man, for the express purpose of toting the leather. The only good feature of the Northwestern- Minnesota farce was the damsel who accom panied me, and after the sixth fumble I gave up and spent the afternoon — very enjoyably, too — tucking the blanket around her ankles and doing some very competent shivering my self. Safety men played volley ball with punts, and ball carriers acted like they were three weeks behind in their pay and simply didn't care. Olson's punting was fine, and was quite a factor in the so-called moral victory which the 0-0 score gave the Wildcats. It is still a mystery to this department why coaches give their charges lots of intricate formations and plays calculated to confuse players, officials and spectators, and yet neglect — apparently- such a simple fundamental as the art of hang ing onto the ball. And, incidentally, Minne sota has a sophomore back named Beise, and it's a pleasure to watch that large and ener getic young fellow get under way. Chicago's hopes of beat ing Purdue were expressed in firm and un- grammatical terms, via signs whitewashed on sidewalks in the Midway vicinity. Violent shudders were noticed in the English depart ment at the signs: "Whose afraid of the big, bad Purdue?" And the last roundup found Purdue with fourteen points, Chicago with none, and every body practically drowned. Football is leveling off. Consider a few scattered notions. Northwest ern scored twenty-five points against Indiana, and was scoreless in four other games. Notre Dame — remember Notre Dame? — defeated In diana 12 to 2, and failed to score against Kansas, Carnegie Tech, Pittsburgh, and Navy. Chicago trimmed Cornell college and Wash ington U., scoring a total of seventy-two points. Then the Maroons lost to Purdue and Michigan, and fought a scoreless tie with Wisconsin. Furthermore, if the brainstorm hasn't set in, hark: Northwestern tied Minnesota, Minne sota thumped Iowa, and Iowa tripped North western. Also Indiana tied Minnesota, Min nesota tied Northwestern and the Wildcats dumped the Hoosiers. The straitjacket de partment is the first door to the left. Now about this Mich igan team. Ah, those boys look so good, but they are playing queer football. After drub bing Michigan State and Cornell, the Wolver ines' pass, prayer and punt machine made the most of its chances to beat Ohio State, 13 to 0. Then they turned up with a smooth-working outfit to score four touchdowns against Chicago. The revival of hostilities against Illinois brought all sorts of conjectures into print. Il linois' sophomores seemed to be getting up steam, with a close defeat by Army, best of the eastern teams, as a warm-up for that annual Michigan fuss. Zuppke has been known for years for his ability to fire his team for one good game — that is, during the seasons when the Illini didn't have much and couldn't go anywhere in particular. So Michigan goes down to Cham paign, Illinois scores and fails to kick for the point, Michigan scores and, as usual, gets the point and wins the game, 7-6. Thus indications are that Michigan is taper ing off toward a defeat. Two of their touch downs against Chicago were due directly to Chicago's frantic attempts to do something about the situation. But despite all this, Harry Kipke has built a great team. It is a team that plays hard but not vicious football. Local critics have gone into the intimate details of Michigan's lack of a running game, but it strikes this inexpert observer that Michigan goes out and scores its points only when points are needed. Scores and results bear out that assumption, and I'm a stubborn fellow until proved wrong. And sometimes even then. Everhardus is a sweet back, and so are Regeczi and Fay — rangy lads who dig in and go. Wistert, the day I saw him, was just about top tackle in the league. Michigan spent some time being afraid of Carl Cramer, Ohio State's quarterback, but when it came to a showdown on the grid, the Wolverines saw to it that Cramer was taken care of in usual Michigan style. The heat is on at Columbus, and the word has gone out that Sam Willaman won't be around those parts long. They do say that the fellow simply can't turn out a team, no matter what material he has. And then that silly word-fest between the Buckeye team and Grant Ward had to come along and point out the utter boyishness of college football. Ohio State won over Northwestern simply because Northwestern forgot to bring along grappling hooks to reach for the ball. Ohio has fine material and is doing well enough, and a defeat by Michigan isn't so much of an insult or a blot on the record. Chicago apparently didn't believe all the nice things printed in the papers early in the season. Jay Berwanger, to these calloused eyes, isn't such a sonofagun on wheels many people would have us believe. Of course, a fellow can't get out there and cavort around all alone. Anyhow, during the brief moments when Berwanger did try to go places, he seemed to have an idea that he could run in a straight line. Tut, tut. Until shown, this corner will string along with Pete Zimmer as the most competent Maroon back. Let it be said, however, that this year's Chicago team, the first produced by Clark Shaughnessy, has more polish and has less ten dency to drum up a case of jitters than former Midway teams. The boys are still a little de liberate about doing their jobs, but hopeful signs are with us. When Iowa fell before Minnesota, there were groans here and there. Just why this should be, deponent knoweth not. Iowa has a good record to date, a husky line and a back second to nobody in Crayne. Purdue is strong and might not lose another game this season, a victory over Carnegie Tech being a high spot in the Boilermakers' year. It was Carnegies' first defeat. Indiana and Wisconsin aren't doing much, and are doing it very nicely. Now what of Notre Dame? Already de nials have been popping out of South Bend that a move to oust Hunk Anderson is con templated. Perhaps it hasn't occurred to any one, but it might be well to consider that perhaps Notre Dame hasn't got what it takes to win a lot of football games, as other Notre Dame teams have done in the past. But it must be something of a shock to go down east and be kicked around by Pitt, Car negie Tech and Navy. Navy, of all things. Can you imagine? Whoopee. C ASUAL COMMENTS ON current conditions — Best freak football play: During Northwestern-Stanford game, on a play in which there is much passing of the ball in the Wildcat backfield, a Stanford line man broke through and took the ball. . . . Zuppke has the makings at Illinois. . . . An other year and the Illini will be back where they were. . . . But Michigan probably thinks they're there now. . . . Yale pulled another last minute touchdown to beat Dartmouth. . . . Dartmouth can't beat Yale, no matter what, it seems. Most notable news note of the football sea son: Those 93,508 who saw Michigan beat Ohio. ... If this is advertising, make the most of it, but Don Wilson is the best football broadcaster that this pair of cauliflowered ears has heard. . . . Knows the game, has a good voice, picks the right ball carrier, and doesn't overdue it. . . . The worst? There isn't space here. Somehow or other the football season is a bit dull. . . . They do say that Rogers Hornsby won't be with the St. Louis Browns long. . . . Now that Phil Ball is dead. . . . White Sox officials fix Comiskey Park so that Al Simmons can hit more home (Continued on page 65) November, 1933 37 ^ 5 Bt "" *•* ftaft «<) ,b»tit«« •A JJ^ *Zc .... *** ^Btw* Jttt<*- — JOB* COlXif MttlWAN . )U«W» o! "f „terg**«gt«»- i jigger «">¦ „,$ »*rv«. A ___— Sabititule Brandy Flip. Ml largr bar i t**,«Z T,\° '«'«-<n»rtef» „J,aved 1 'Sg broken in. 1 jigger port widu > siot champagne jjlass; gra^ , ('XIP. 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The collar is large and wide and is worn well turned back in front. The coat is particularly adapted to motoring and general sports wear. With the coat the town and country type of hat is worn, snapped well in front. The overcoat on the center figure is a full drape model, double-breasted with a well-defined, rather high waist-line, and only two buttons buttoned. The sleeves are without cuffs, the lapels are peaked and there is a breast pocket and a change pocket. The Derby hat, in a new shape with a rather widely rolled brim, is very fittingly worn with this model coat. The overcoat on the left is double-breasted, all three buttons buttoned, breast pocket, half-belt and a definite waist-line, also rather high. The notch of the lapel takes a downward slant. The hat worn by this figure is the town and country type with the brim upturned. Plaid woolen mufflers, rather brilliant in color, and hand-stitched pigskin gloves with a short side vent may be worn with the overcoats on the right and left. And a chamois glove, gauntleted, without a vent is suitable with the overcoat in the center. 40 The Chicagoan Blue Ribbon Blues The World's Fair and St. Charles Horse Shows By Jack McDonald MANY wrinkled foreheads would be smoothed, and many a hungry person fed, were it only possible for the State Relief Committee to assess a dollar for every cold caught at the armory during the World's Fair Horse Show. Dowagers and debutantes, stable hands and exhibitors, offi cials and even hard boiled newspapermen were huddled in overcoats and scarves, sneezing, coughing and nursing colds. A brilliant spec tacle, this horse show, but why doesn't some progressive young engineer perfect a system for heating and ventilating large and draughty buildings? The world's best horseflesh, fault lessly ridden, doesn't make a very good im pression upon a spectator who sits there sniffling, peering at the performance through bloodshot eyes. Despite the inclement weather of the first night, crowds thronged the armory for the opening of one of the most pretentious equine performances ever presented in the west. There were classes of every description. Har ness, saddle, breeding, hunting, commercial and military. A visiting celebrity remarked that the only class not listed was a tandem harness event for ostriches. The show was gaudier than any horse show ever staged. On opening night (General Parker Night) there was a tremendous parade and ceremony, with our good Governor, all contestants, exhibitors and a cavalry unit tak ing part. The feature of this parade was General Parker's horse, Ampere, which marched sedately around the arena, laden down with priceless Russian robes from Mar shall Field's. Behind came a soldier bearing, of all things, an Easter egg on a velvet pillow and closely watched by two armed guards. The connection between the robes, the Easter egg, and the horse show was all very vague, and has never been satisfactorily explained. A distinctly weird exhibition, but the crowd was very much impressed by the splendor of it all. J.HE international jump ing teams made their American debut, and no finer riders ever graced a show ring. The Czecho-Slovakians had trouble mastering the intricacies of the courses, for, unfortunately, no member of their team was able to speak or understand English. A stiff handicap, for not only were the language and ring strange, but also the entire system of showing and judging. The Irish and Swedish teams slipped right into the hearts of the audience, and trea son or not, the crowds cheered more for the foreigners than they did for our own Army team. The Americans were excellent riders, even tually winning the four day jumping compe tition, but lacked the brilliance and dash of the Irish and Swedish officers. Young, good looking, and with the added glamour of color ful, trimly cut uniforms and polished boots, these young men made a lasting impression on the young (and not so young) women of MAURICE SEYMOUR MISS HOPE LANDIS, EIGHT, WHO TOOK TWO SECONDS AND A THIRD AT THE WORLD'S FAIR HORSE SHOW Chicago. The social whirl took up a great deal of the visitors' time, but nothing could prevent their afternoon and evening visits to the stables. Ample proof that horsemen are the same the world over, and, regardless of race, have an Esperanto of their own, at least where horses are concerned. With one exception the mounts shipped well and were received in first class condition. The only casualty was a Czech horse which con tracted a bad cold that later developed into pneumonia. This was most unfortunate, as he was one of their best performers. Feminine exhibitors have marched onto the very center of the horse show stage. There MISSES CHARLENE AND JANE HELEN HILLJE, YOUTHFUL EXHIBITORS FROM SAN ANTONIO have always been women in the show game, but never before have so many champions and ribbon winners been owned and handled by the fair sex. Mrs. Jock Whitney with her thoroughbred hunters, and Mrs. William Roth with her National Champion, Sweetheart On Parade, accounted for many blue ribbons. Sweetheart On Parade, after having been made champion five gaited horse of the show, was retired from all further five gaited com petition. Mrs. Roth intends using the mare only for fine harness work. Mrs. M. Robert Gug genheim, of Long Island and Washington, had excellent luck with her three hunters. Firenze Fairfax alone won thirty ribbons and scored sixty-one points, as well as being made champion jumper of the show. Mrs. Whit ney's trio of hunters were almost invincible. They placed one-two-three in the Hunter Championship, one-two-three in the Corin thian, and took a blue as a hunt team. The Grey Knight, the pride of Mrs. Whitney's string, won the $1000 Hunter Stake and was made champion hunter. An enviable record. Miss Mary Gwyn Fiers, the blonde Okla homa horsewoman, was one of the outstand ing exhibitors. Roxie Highland, one of the most famous three gaited mares in the history of the show ring, was awarded the champion ship ribbon in the three gaited saddle stakes, and Gay Crusader, also the property of Miss Fiers, took the junior five gaited championship. Gay Crusader, a four year old, seems des tined to be a future champion. The jumping stake was won by Mrs. Alma Spreckles Rose- krans on Berylline, a fine chestnut mare. Local showmen didn't do so badly, the Fort Sheridan officers taking several classes. The first class was won by Lieutenant Smith on Silver Belle, with Major Carpenter's Lad com ing third, but one-three was the best that local exhibitors were able to do. Silver Belle also won over the International Handy Course, after a jump off against Lieutenant Sachs of the Swedish Army Team. This was an excit ing contest, both horses jumping perfectly, and the crowd cheering when the judges an nounced the winner. There seemed to be thousands ot harness classes. Little roadsters zoomed around the ring, with drivers hanging far outside to bal ance the frail little carriages. Few people un derstood the judging of the harness classes, but everyone liked to see the smart little equip- pages sail around the ring. It is to be feared that many spectators secretly hoped for a spill, just to see what would happen. There were many exhibitions to enliven the tedium of endless classes. The Anheuser- Busch eight horse hitch made several appear ances, an unusual demonstration of the re markable ease with which a master reinsman can handle eight enormous horses in a small space. Billy Ehmanns, a (Continued on page 64) November, 1933 41 "Let's Wreck Roosevelt NRA — Insullopoulos — Derelicts — Fair's End * •> By Milton S. Mayer FROM where I sit and think, mostly sit, the prospects of happy days being here again before you can say "Mordecai Ezekiel" appear much less rosy than they did a couple of months ago. I am sorry to say this, for although writing people are no worse off, generally, when car-loadings are down than when they are up, the members of most professions suffer sometimes acutely between booms. The opposition to the National Re covery Administration, and the capital letters thereof, is no longer restricted to sniping by irresponsible persons like The Chicago Tribune, Henry Ford, and Republican congressmen. It is rapidly crystalizing into a solid front. Mer chants who were permitted to lose their money under Hoover but are being ordered to lose it under Roosevelt, farmers who are never happy and are now not only selling low but buying high, and rugged individualists who resent the anaconda tactics of General Johnson — these are the strafers of the NRA. Being a man on the street myself, I am satisfied that the man on the street, even if he has to pay more for a tri-motored airplane than he paid six months ago, does not care much one way or another about the loss of his God-given, inalienable rights, if there are such and if he has lost them. There is a great deal of prating about the American system and the Constitution, but I suspect that Addison Sims of Seattle would just as soon eat under a tyranny as starve under a democracy. The NRA is in about the same spot that Papa Hohenzollern was in on Nov. 1, 1918. Nearly everybody was against him and those who were still flying his flag didn't have much hope for his success. Of course, Papa Hohen zollern was no rose, and his intentions were probably not honorable, so the figure is not a good one. But the fact remains that the blue eagle appears to have been going through the same 80-mile gale that the black eagle appeared to have gone through back there before the Armistice. If there was ever a feller that needed a friend, it is the NRA. President Roosevelt, who a year ago, looked to me like a cheap politician and who now looks to me like a cut from the same wurst of mortal coil that T. Jefferson and A. Lincoln came off of, cannot for all the magnetism of his person and the simplicity of his appeal stave off forever the welling antagonism to the complications and the implications of the recovery program. For five minutes after he has finished talking on the radio his listeners feel rosy all over. Then the clothing merchants recall how they are having to pay more for two-pants suits than they can get for them, even with a baseball bat thrown in; the $30-a-week department store employes recall how their employers fired them that day to hire two $15-a-week em ployes in order to comply with the letter of the NRA; the farmer recalls how he hasn't had a new overcoat in twenty years and still hasn't one; and so on down the line. And the Websterean web that has been woven by the orator-statesman falls to pieces. I can think of one good reason for casting my lot with the Prexy, as Al Heald calls him, and with his violent General Johnson and with all his college professors. That reason is that I believe they are shooting square. They may be crazy, they may be unsophisticated, they may be biting off more than a democracy will let them chew — but they are, I believe, shoot ing square. It is possible that this mercantile society has been in the hands of pickpockets for so long that it will not lend itself to a rush job of overhauling. But then — let me speak for myself — let it fall. There has not been one hell of a lot of square shooting in Washington since the Old Guard locked Woodrow Wilson up in a second-floor room on S Street, and pulled Warren Harding away from his bottle and his poker game and rubbed him up and replated him some and sat him on the throne with the instructions that he should look like a President and leave the rest to them. Ultimately I hope to squeeze enough out of this same mercantile society to shove off for some sequestered place like New Guinea and watch the soft waves reiterate on the sand. So I do not care much what happens to the world of men in the long run. As long as I am here, however, through no purpose of my own or anybody else's, I am going to be in favor of good men trying to do right and fail ing as against bad men trying to do wrong and getting caught only once in every generation. The community of interests, to pick up a phrase from another Roosevelt, is bleating "Dictator! Dictator!" While it is true that your Machiavelli appears genial and demo cratic until the time is ripe to play his card, what man of thought can discern in the genial and democratic Franklin Roosevelt any other hint of a dictator than that? What, even, has Johnson done that does not look forward? Let Mr. Ford force the issue of constitu tionality into the Supreme Court. See then the ancient bulwark of the monopolists and reactionaries rear up in the majestic forma tion that saved the world from the abolition of child labor for so many years and embrace the profound philosophy that is Mr. Ford's. And see the everlasting dissenters of that tribunal — the minority — reaffirm their convic tion that what was libertarian when the sign ers of the Constitution were hearing about the machine age for the first time is not, by any sacred token, libertarian today. I do not know that the policy of the Roose velt administration is wise, but I know that it is different from the single policy of all the administrations that landed us where we are, and have landed us there regularly once every twenty years or so. This program, from one item of which it has taken its name, of NRA, may be a long, hard pull. Remember, we gave the lads whom Harding innocently called "the best minds" ten years to bring on the panic. Why shouldn't we give this new crowd as good a break? Insullopoulos CAMUEL INSULLOPOULOS, whose word is as good as his bonds, will probably never again be seen in Chicago, where he got both his start and his finish. The United States of America, with its army and navy forever, ap' pears to be unable to recover all that is mortal of this crook, which is a strong word, suh, from one of the smallest and two-spottest countries on earth. Thus the several hundred thousand people who not only lost their pants but had their shirts rolled up over their heads by the empire builder are obliged to pull their rags a little tighter about them as winter whistles in and witness, from a distance, the spectacle of Old Black-hearted Sambo enriching all the lawyers, tavern-keepers and medicos in Greece. If he had been brought back in a halter and his smart American lawyers had dwelt, as his Greek lawyers did, on his white hairs and his diabetes, most of the people who were fooled by him all those nutty years would be fooled again and would say, "What the hell, boys, let's let the poor old wretch go. He has suf fered enough. He has had his nose rubbed in the cinders, and when he dies he will have it rubbed some more, in the coals." But Sam, for once, was not taking any chances on the American public's gullibility. So there he is, as arrogant as he was in the prime of his Senator-purchasing days, and a good deal more amiable. His arrogant confession of guilt, like that of the outlaws of old who surrounded themselves with six-shooters and taunted the puny con' stabulary with their "Come and get me," must rankle in the hairy chests of red-blooded Amer icans, particularly in the western and southern sections of the country, where the hasty spirit of chivalry still obtains. Being up on my Bret Harte, I need no reminding that there was a time when quiet, home-loving citizens took down the old flint-lock from over the fireplace and went out and dealt summary justice to cattle-rustlers and such like who were too hot for the sheriff to handle. 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To Read or Not Books for Thanksgiving and Vice Versa By Mar j orie K aye BOOK WEEK, Thanksgiving, Christmas — why not start the whole thing off with a subscription to The Chicagoan (you've got your Chicagoan World Fair Boo\ by this time, of course) and let the Chicagcmindedness of 1933 permeate what' ever far places it may, conceivably, have skipped? A number of the almost innumerable volumes hereinafter reviewed are excellent gift choices for the Yuletide. (The pop-up Three Little Pigs in the mak' ing is perfect for the kiddies.) But it seems to me, who may be a wee bit prejudiced, that a subscription to this lively journal ought properly to precede or accompany any one of them. I suppose, though, that you've been over all that with yourself before now. On then, to the findings of the hardest reading associates a book columnist ever had. Here they are: Abraham Lincoln — Biography in Woodcuts — Charles Tursak: A book of thirtysix woodcuts by a well known local artist. Dra- matic in its presentation of the life of the martyred president and handsome in its format. The perfect gift book or addition to your Lincolniana. — E. M. A Century of Progress Exposition Chicago 1933 — James Weber Linn, Kaufman & Fabry — R. H. Donnelly: At five dollars the copy, the Donnelly company supplies in a rich binding an ex- tremely comprehensive pictorial record of the Fair. If you've bought all of the World's Fair books I've urged you to buy this summer you'll not thank me for asking you to add one more to your collec tion, but I do. This one belongs.^ — W. R. W. The American Way — Earle Loo\er — John Day: I take it that you are reading all that is printed about President Roosevelt. I am. I suppose I've read a million words about him, not counting the press dispatches. If that qualifies me to speak bluntly, this is the next thing you must read. I said must. — W. R. W. Another Gardener's Bed Book — Richardson Wright — Lippin- cott: Whether you have a garden or not, read it and tell your friends how they can improve theirs. The editor of House and Gar' den is the author of this delightful volume.— M. K. Beauty Looks After Herself — Eric Gill — Sheed 6? Ward: A selection of essays by the English sculptor and, perhaps, the greatest craftsman since the days of William Morris. An interesting book full of provocative titles and ideas. Gill's style of writing is as peculiar and personal to him as his sculpture and design motifs. — E. M. The Beginning of a Mortal — Max Miller — E. P. Dutton & Co. : The young man whose first book, which I didn't like, turned out to be the best'selling I Cover the Water Front, writes a second, about his earlier years, which I don't like either, and which, I suppose, will sell a million copies. — W. R. W. Behind the Doctor — Logan Clendening — Alfred Knopf: To me 44 The Chicagoan THE HAT, BY SUZANNE TALBOT, IS OF SOFT BLACK FELT WITH BANDS OF STITCHED CHENILLE MATERIAL— FROM MARSHALL FIELD. it is a wealth of precision that climaxes doses of Walter, Lindsey, and Guyer, turbulent periods at Musee Dupuytren and an exhibit at the Hall of Science. A revision of the order, however, is preferable, and I would suggest Behind the Doctor should be a prerequisite. Speaking of progress, visit Sargent's any time. Hippocrates was the father of one of the greatest families on or in earth! — M. K. The Book of Talbot — Violet Clifton — Harcourt, Brace: An unique biography of a gilded sportsman. Interest was enhanced by reading the biography of Cecil Rhodes at the same time. — M. K. Britain's Master Spy — Adventures of Captain Sidney Reilly — Harpers: Almost a legendary figure, Sidney Reilly will go down in history as one of the most courageous and colorful personalities in espionage. As instigator and organizer of the so-called Lockhart Conspiracy, Reilly was a thorn in the side of the infamous Russian Tchecka, but successfully eluded them for years. Whether he is alive today or not is unknown, but the frank narration of his adven' tures makes a most thrilling story. — J. McD. Coeur de Lion — Clennell Wil\inson — Appleton- Century: An other King of England passes in review the Appleton way. These biographies are especially adapted to the needs of the tired business man or woman with little time for reading after guests to the World's Fair have departed. Written by qualified writers and easily digested. — M. K. The Destroying Angel — liprman Klein — Farrar 5? Rinehart: Never a mystery novel fancier, except when a Hammett or a Klein book is tossed on our desk by the young lady who keeps track of this journal's books, we really can't say much about how this new Klein work stacks up with the general run of mystery novels. It's probably far and away ahead of them, for Klein tells an entertaining, often breathless story — and with the same hardboiled, calling-a-spade-a- spade (almost too many times) style that made his 7-{o! Hoi The Woman the best mystery novel of the four we've ever read. — D. C. P. Digging in the Southwest — Ann Axtell Morris — Doubleday, Doran : This book is not a serious and forbidding archaeological tome on the findings of past American cultures, but a good informal nar rative packed with adventure and humor, written by one possessing an excellent scientific background. — £. M. The Dilemma of the Supreme Court — Maurice Fin\elstein — John Day: A pamphlet which opines that the Supreme Court is in a very hot spot as regards the NRA. Mr. Finkelstein believes that the judicial branch of our government has been chiseling in on the legislative branch. He argues persuasively that, in holding the prac tices of the NRA to be constitutional, the worthy Justices will be retreating back into their proper niche. — W. C. B. The Dragon Murder Case — S. S. Van Dine — Scribners: Philo Vance, connoisseur, dilettante, and world's finest detective, solves an engrossing and weird series of murders. Mr. Vance spends so much of his time experting as an Icthyologist and Demonologist, however, that he has little time left for heavy detecting. An interesting tale, though, and 100 per cent better than any of the current crop of detective fiction. — J. McD. The Edwardian Era — Andre Maurois — Appleton-Century : If all histories were written in the Maurois manner it would be a joy to be an historian. A penetrant, impartial pen describes the time and char- "Certainly, I bathe in it, but I've got a better water for drinking" 44TT was a happy day for me when A I discovered Corinnis Spring Water. Until then I never knew water could taste so good." 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LITERATURE AND RESERVATIONS ADDRESS THE HOTEL DIRECT OR SEE YOUR TRAVEL AGENT •k mm L A L I THIS BLUE VELGRANA EVENING DRESS WITH CHINCHILLA CAPE IS BY MARTHA WEATH ERED. MAURICE SEYMOUR. CORAL GABLES • MIAMI • FLORIDA CENTER OF THE WINTERTIME WORLD acters superbly. An important work, obligatory for the shelf moderne. — M. K. Fairy Tales — Karel Kape\ — Holt: Sorry to have brought this up. I guessed it was one of those Thurber or Soglo things. It's fairy tales. I'm a little out of touch with contemporary works of this character, but they look all right to me. — W. R. W. Franklin Delano Roosevelt — Belle Moses — Appleton-Century: The Chicagoan can offer no better book for children from twelve up than Belle Moses' biography of our President. — M. K. George Lewes and George Eliot— Anna T. Kitchell — John Day: Professor Anna T. Kitchell of Vassar chronicles the lives of an unique pair for the first time. Very well written and mightily interesting. — M. K. Great Fortune — Gilbert W. Gabriel— Doubleday, Doran: A dramatic critic demonstrates how a bad play may make a good story. Pungently humorous, pregnant with theatre lore, novel and surpris- ing in plot construction, the book tends to disprove the bromide that all critics are disappointed playwrights or novelists. — W. C. B. Heavens Above ! — Oliver Claxton- — John Day: A mildly amusing little tale about people who have just died and some who haven't, including, one gathers, the author. — W. R. W. Italy on Fifty Dollars — Sydney Clar\ — McBride: Let's be chic. Let's be thrifty, let's go to Italy on fifty! Switzerland for the same price will follow in this popular series. Mr. Clark tosses in a few Italian lessons for good measure. — M. K. It's Up to the Women — Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt — Frederick Stokes: Mrs. Roosevelt writes like she talks of problems of moment and her book audience will rival her "unseen audience" in number. There is a de luxe edition (500 copies), autographed, for $5.00. Here is a gift for your grandchildren. — M. K. It Was the Nightingale — An Autobiography — Ford Madox Ford — Lippincott : I'm taking this in spaced sittings, strewing all sorts of reading between, partially because too much perfect composition palls and, more, because I don't want to come too quickly to the end of it. I know of nothing finer in kind. — W. R. W. The Journey of the Flame — Antonio de Fierro Blanco — Houghton-Mifflin: A journey through the three Californias more than a century ago, jotted down over thirty years ago, comes to light with a crop of Montereys and Barbary Coasts. The November Lit' erary Guild selection is very colorful. A good way to while away the evening. — M. K. Leap Before You Look — Alec Waugh — Farrar 6? Rinehart: Alec Waugh writes one of his usual, and now expected, good stories. This one is about a couple of modern English girls and their gay dash to independence in love, marriage and business. — P. McH. The Log of the Betsy Ann — Frederic\ Way, Jr. — McBride: The log of one of the most famous old Mississippi River packets. In an easy, smooth flowing style, Mr. Way, Captain-Owner of the 46 The Chicagoan AN EEL GRAY STREET SUIT TRIMMED WITH MOLESKIN — OFFERED BY SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE. MAURICE SEYMOUR Betsy Ann, describes the joys and hazards of steamboating on the Ohio and Mississippi. A fine story of a colorful boat.— J. McD. MAGIC of Melody — John Murray Gibbon — Stokes: A true dev otee of music, and clearly a sincere believer in its power to ennoble and inspire, the author of this unusual work demonstrated his ideas graphically before a distinguished gathering in Chicago on November 3. Mr. Gibbon is champion of a device, within the ability of all to utilize, for obtaining a maximum of personal enjoyment from the great music and developing an ever greater capacity for appreciation of the works of the masters. Not for me to tell you how. That Mr. Gibbon does, superbly, in one of the most unusual books about music ever written. — W. R. W. Mischief — Ben T ravers — Doubleday, Doran: A romping, boist erous story about quite a few embarrassing but tremendously funny complications that arise in an April cottage. Lots of fun, but not quite for little Elsie, for what might her seventh grade teacher say? — JB. E. A. THE MORNING after— sis willner — Black Archer Press: She's Dorothy Dearborn of the Herald and Examiner, too. And this is her third book of bright and sage verse. Our copy goes at the head of our verse shelf (with her other two), and for it we wish to give her a big hand, a big orchid, best wishes for a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and some more books of verse. Bookseller Bill Targ did a handsome job with the volume, too. — D. C. P. Mme. Clapain — Edouard Estaunie — Appleton -Century : Mystery comes into the life of two provincial old-maidish sisters when they take a boarder to bolster up a diminishing income. Madame Clapain, the boarder, commits suicide, and immediately the two respectable ladies are embroiled in the excitement that descends on the entire vil lage. An excellent picture of the small French community, well translated, but a bit involved in plot. — J. McD. More Power to You— Walter B. Pitkin— Simon 6? Schuster: I'm strong for Pitkin's Wor\ing Technique for Ma\ing the Most of Human Energy, and consequently life. And whether you believe Life Begins at Forty or quel age avez'vousl There is a guarantee with this volume! — M. K. My Life and Hard Times— James Thurber— Harpers : The Hew ior\er's Mr. Thurber, artist and writer or vice versa, produces a swell autobiography, perfectly Thurberesque, which we wish had appeared in, say, four instead of one volume. (You know, like Washington Irving's Life of Washington — or was it Life of Wash- ington Irving?) — E. E. A. Official Story and Encyclopedia of A Century of Progress —A Century of Progress — Cuneo Press: At $1.25 the copy, all that appeared in the Official Guide book that you bought on the grounds, plus much more that did not, is furnished now in larger page size, with colored border, and in a special binding, to the end that your memory of where you went and what you saw shall not dim with the years. No World's Fair library is complete without it.— W. R. W. Which one of these salon treatments do you need? ^-*. Every treatment given in Elizabeth Arden's Salons is adapted to the individual needs of the client. How ever, there are four types of treatments, which are modified according to the expert judgment of Miss Arden's personally trained attendants. Do yon need a Muscle- Strapping Skin-Toning Treatment? This treatment is based on the importance of perfect Cleansing, Nourishing, Toning and Tightening. It treats the skin surface and builds up the underlying muscles. It now includes the application of a sensational new salve which rejuvenates the skin, re-energizes the muscles and tissues, banishes lines and wrinkles. Do yon need an Apres L'Ete Treatment? You do if you were nonchalant about skin care last sum mer. This "After Summer" treatment refines the texture . . . softens, smooths and whitens the skin . . . and erases the lines that are the aftermath of blinking at the sun. Do you need a Debutante Treatment? If you have the kind of skin that requires only regular care at home and an occasional thorough cleansing and toning ...or if you are young but tired and want your skin deeply cleansed and refreshed. ..then the Debutante Treatment is for you. It takes only a half hour, is very economical, and makes you look fresh, rejuvenated, and very pretty... Do yon need an Ardena Bath? This arch-enemy of obesity will cause those too-many inches and pounds to vanish with miraculous speed. The Ardena Bath looks like whipped cream and you lie down in it. It does all the work of slenderizing and purines your system besides. And a nice feature of it is that we can regulate it to slenderize you only where you need it. For an appointment for one of Elizabeth Arden's Salon Treatments, specify which.. .please telephone Superior 6952. ELIZABETH ARDEN 70 EAST WALTON PLACE • CHICAGO NEWYORK • LONDON ©Elizabeth Arden, 1933 ROME TORONTO November, 1933 47 PRINCE MATCHABELLI INTRODUCES PRINCESS MARIE It is seldom sweetness alone that makes a woman fascinating. Wit and mordant humor have been known to win kingdoms — and irony itself can be a potent charm. So it is that Prince Matchabelli dares to introduce the unexpected — a scent that is no mere sweetness — the faintly mocking, elusive and haunting — Princess Marie. PRINCE MATCHABELLI PERFUMES 48 Ogden Nash Book of Verse — Simon 6? Schuster: We must admit that we prefer Ogden Nash's verse (although there is nothing exactly beautiful about any of it) which we've been reden to prac tically any tree that you might care to name, even several from the Garden of Eden.— D. C. P. The Old Man Dies— Elizabeth Sprigge — Macmillan: You'll read it, of course, if you read anything, so I shall not dilute it for you by so much as a word. — W. R. W. The Oriental Caravan — Sirdar IMJbal AH Shah — Claude Ken- dall: Claude Kendall is always bobbing up with surprises. If it isn't a discovery of literary genius it is the publication of an unique vol' ume containing rare and heretofore unpublished writings of famous sages. The first publisher of Tiffany Thayer now offers a delectable dish known as The Oriental Caravan by Sirdar I\bal AH Shah and let me say, don't loan or borrow, just own it. The price for so much wit and wisdom is negligible. — M. K. Paris to the Life — Paul Morand — Oxford University Press: Englished superbly by Gerard Hopkins and universalized by Doris Spiegel's vivant drawings. They almost hawk! It's Paris as she is and who can better tell than Monsieur Morand? He has the "feel" so completely in hand that you get the "creeps" — if you have lived there — I do not mean reside at the Crillon, take tea at Russian Tea Room, attend the Folies'Bergeres and take the next boat home. One can live at the Drake, coffee at Kranz' for twenty francs less, and visit Streets of Paris. I'll take Morand's Paris any day in the week. It would make a superb gift, but I am afraid you will decide to keep it. — M. K. The Return of Raffles — Barry Perowne — John Day: Perowne continues the exploits of Raffles and Bunny with a bang! It is very, very good. Don't miss it. — E. M. The Scarlet Flower — Thomas Rour\e — Farrar 6s? Rinehart: Riot, revolution, bloodshed, and romance in Latin America. A con' servative American engineer dabbles in intrigue, risks his neck for love, and becomes involved in revolution and counter-revolution. A fast moving, racy story. — J. McD. Shoal Water — George S. Chappell — G. P. Putnam's Sons: Turn- ing from literary humor, Mr. Chappell offers a conventional novel of a young man's progress. Boyhood in a small town on the New England coast; Skull and Bones at Yale; the Beaux Arts and a mis' tress; architecture in New York and a wife. The book is wistful in mood, discreet in tone, and presumably autobiographical. Mildly interesting. — W. C. B. The Siamese Twin Mystery — Ellery Queen — Stokes: Inspector Queen and his son Ellery accidentally step into a precarious situation. Isolated on a mountain top by a raging forest fire below, this little group knows that a murderer is loose among them, but cannot expect outside aid for days. The Queens put the corpse in the ice box and wade right into the mystery, bringing the murderer to bay by an intricate sequence of deductions. — J. McD. The Sixth New Yorker Album — Harpers: Every year, when I run over The Hew Tor\er Album, recalling this gag, wondering how I came to miss that one, chortling, guffawing and crying over it all, I am moved to wonder why a magazine with pictures so unfailingly funny bothers to clutter its weekly issues with printed matter, items, articles, essays, what not, that take up space which might be allotted, otherwise, to more of the same. Relief, I suppose. The more reason, of course, for your buying the Album. Don't fail to. — W. R. W. There Are Victories — Charles Tale Harrison — Covici-Friede: The author of Generals Die in Bed squanders a lot of swell narrative technique on a yarn about a good gal who comes to a bad end. Wait for his next. — W. R. W. There Ought to Be a Law — William T eagle — Macaulay: A compendium of the nutty laws on the statute books of our sovereign states. You would not believe the half of it. Illustrations by Gropper are very piquant. — W. C. B. Viper's Tangle — Francois Mauriac — Sheed & Ward : A powerful story in diary form by a member of the French Academy. It will be remembered long after other novels are forgotten. — M. K. West of Powder River — Jac\ H. Lee — Huntington Press: Pow der River Jack Lee, cowboy minstrel and poet, publishes a volume of his famous song poems. Some are as well known as the author, others are brand new, but all have the tang of the sage brush. Illus trated with Paul Honore's excellent sketches from life. — J. McD. White Money — Madelon Lulofs — Century: After reading this book, you will understand why people who live in the Orient any length of time find it almost impossible to adjust themselves back into life in the homeland. It is an interesting story of the rubber raising company during the boom.- — E. S. C. The Chicagoan White Piracy — James Warner Bellah — Farrar 6? Rinehart: With clever dialogue and interesting situations, Mr. Bellah tells of a Mary land wedding that blows up because the prospective bridegroom slips off the straight and narrow trail on the eve of the ceremony. A sparkling story of tidewater Maryland. — J. McD. Winner Take Nothing — Ernest Hemingway — Scribners: A col lection of twelve short stories, nine of them unpublished previously, evidencing in every line and phrase the sheer writing ability of Oak Park's bad boy. Stimulating stuff in every sense. — W. R. W. With My Own Eyes — Frederick^ Palmer — Bobbs-Merrill : The personal memoirs of one of the world's greatest war correspondents. Wars are started, fought, and finished under the reader's eyes. Beau tifully done, and with none of the maudlin descriptions of the glories of war. A true story of the progress of war, from hand-to-hand combat in the Balkans and Philippines, to mechanized trench warfare in the world war. A powerful volume, and although lengthy, well worth the time. — J. McD. The Wild Horses of Iceland — Svend Fleumn — Holt: Although the principal characters in this story are an Icelandic mare and her colt, Svend Fleuron also vividly pictures the customs, hardships, and everyday life on a thriving farm in Iceland. — J. McD. Out of the Rough A Survey of the Golf Clubs By Edwin S. Clifford (Begin on page 30) down, and it would be expensive to convert the club houses into cow barns. The outlook last Spring was dark. Outside of the mythical hun dreds, who would bring their golf clubs here while seeing the Fair and leave dollars at the private clubs as guest fees, there was little promising on the horizon. The directors of the various clubs worked intelligently and desperately. Every possible expense was trimmed. Dining rooms, considered as an inevitable loss, were revamped in an effort to put them on a profit-yielding basis. Salaries were trimmed. Every effort was made to make all activity self supporting. To fill up the membership roll, dues were cut as much as possible. Entertainment of guests was encouraged by reducing guest fees. Clubs which a few years ago insisted all dues be paid in a lump early in the year stepped the payments out into small monthly amounts. At many clubs holders of bonds and mortgages were conferred with and agreements were reached to waive principal payments for a term of years and reduced interest rates. One club succeeded in having its indebtedness extended five years with the interest reduced to 3|/2 per cent instead of 6. It gave it a new lease on life. The New Deal undoubtedly helped. There were many other factors. The biggest influence, however, was the work performed by the unpaid officers, who reduced expenses and then went out and dragged in new members and kept them happy. What occurred in almost every club in the district is a story in itself. Timidity was shown by many members, who feared they might be asked to personally stand a share of the club's major indebtedness. As most of the clubs, if not all, are corporations not for profit, indi viduals cannot be held. Concern over the power of the board of direc tors to levy assessments in addition to the dues was removed in some clubs by amendments to the by-laws prohibiting assessments for any thing except permanent improvements and providing these must be submitted to the membership for approval before becoming in force. One of the most astonishing things about the change in the last six months is the news that fifteen or more clubs in the area intend to install piping and machinery for watering their fairways before the Spring season opens. There are various degrees of watering. A fairly simple but effective system can be put in, in some locations, for as low as $12,000. One of the wealthier clubs in the area has a plant which cost $140,000 to install. Making the water supply available is sometimes more expensive than the piping. Labor cost in using the system after it is installed is a factor. There is also the question of drainage if a perfect job is to be done. With most clubs the question of fixed indebtedness will recur in from two to five years. In the meantime it appears that those clubs which survived the last two years have at least two or three compara tively comfortable years ahead. A R I P O S A Travel is turning due West! Three stunning new ships have tipped the scales in favor of the Pacific! Which is by way of being a royal salute to the "Mariposa", "Monterey" and "Lurline". Ships you must voyage on to understand. The moment you sail, happiness plants its seeds within you as easily as the roots of the wild ginger probe thesoftyieldingearthofHawaii.lt echoes in the music of a sea-going jC^^J% 5-i night club that strikes joy to the ^^ "¦*' toes of those who love to dance. fan/Wtoi- waistlines and whet appetites. Swimming Pool (miniature Pacific) attended by a faithful sun. Snug deck-chairs ... to idle ... sip things . . . watch the smart world go by. Fitting prologue, indeed, to the col orful pageant that is Hawaii. A pag eant of tropical pastime, sunlit ad- venturings on beach and coral cove, jaunts under the platinum promise of the moon. Where the only season is summer and life is viewed through the eyes of youth. At a cost that is one qfthebest reasons for goingnow. Tropical nights blend into carefree days for the relish of life in an ut terly different pattern; starting with pleasure, ending with contentment. A foretaste of Hawaii. Ships designed for graceful living. From lounge to library, smoking room to stateroom— themed by Polynesia, with colors coaxed from a tropic sunset. Daringly original. Diversions active and inactive. Sports paraphernalia to whittle NEW ZEALAND - AUSTRALIA via Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji At last new ships ("Mariposa" and "Monterey") bring new speed and luxury into service to these mag nificent, unspoiled lands. Meagre 15 days to New Zealand, a mere 18 days to Australia. Adventuring along pirate lanes for doubloons of South Seas phantasy and jewels of mystery under the Southern Cross. Modest fares chart the ex pense and keep it low. Even a discussion with your travel agency or our offices will prove highly interesting. ffldtioti J2hjc ? Oceanic J2+te 2 30 North Michigan A venue . RANdolph 8344 . Chicago November, 1933 49 Midnight Makeup Cosmetic Notes for Gala Evenings By Lillian M. Cook /% BOUT now, thick white envelopes are passing each other in the /-A mail, and guest lists are being re-checked, so if you find your' ¦*- ¦*¦ self on the brink of a big evening with the same old face staring back from the mirror, it is certainly time to think of eye shadow and faint perfume. No matter what their inclination by day, the women of our experi' ence resolve into two groups after dark — the romantic and the dan gerous. The bigger the occasion, the more fun it is to pose, and since this is a season, what with Mae West and all, when a gal is tempted to let herself go, we have been investigating new aids to glamour which we hope will help to bring out the latent Dietrich or Gay nor in you. By now every girl worthy of a beau has had her autumn perma- nent wave, but if you have not, and can present an acceptable excuse, we'll tell you about probably the grandest permanent ever. You'll find it in the Delettrez Salon at Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., the new Radio Halo. The machine looks like a cross between a set of harness and some thing out of the House of Magic, and operates like a radio, except that it is tuned for heat instead of sound. For your benefit, the metal parts are only about one- fourth as heavy as in other machines, and you aren't clamped to the ceiling or anything — in fact, you can make a phone call during the course of your wave, and then wander back to the halo without harming a curl. It is a steam process, the only one, they say, and therefore gives a gorgeous natural wave. Since you're at Carson's you had better make your appointment for their Delettrez Creme Oil Masque Facial, especially designed for this time of year. It removes that flaky outer layer of skin with its jaundiced, fading suntan, and leaves your face as pale as a pearl. Mandel brothers' beauty salon can do won ders for your hands and hair. First, because their manicure depart ment has been the largest, and we believe, the busiest in Chicago for years and years. Second, because they give the famous Ogilvie hair treatments, than which none produces a more well-groomed look. The Ogilvie Sisters recondition your hair by steaming oil into it, massaging you from your lower vertabrae to the crown of your head, shampooing your hair, rubbing it dry, and briskly brushing it. An Ogilvie hair brush, used diligently at home, will also perform miracles in burnishing and wakening your hair. Because perfumed hair is so intriguing, Coty has lent his perfume odors to a pleasant new finger-waving lotion, also available at Mandel's. You whose hair is not what nature made it, should know of Madame Elise, at 59 E. Madison, who tints and retouches hair with great success. Her European training also accounts for her soothing facial treatments. She has a creamy skin food, a tissue cream and an astringent, made from European formulas, that will do right by a dry or tired skin. Your next appointment should be with a good haircutter. Our pet is Henri at the Krieter Beauty Shop in the Venetian building. He knows how to thin a new permanent wave without snipping away all the curl, and besides, can mold a divinely soft fingerwave. Delgard, hair stylist at the Dorothy Gray Salon, is the current pash of the debutante set. He has a flare for design, and is the person to see when you want an original, but not grotesque, coiffure for one grand evening. He can tell at a glance whether come-hither ringlets or a Hepburn effect would be best for you. His equivalent among mothers and grandmothers of debutantes is Helene, also of Dorothy Gray, who uses a marcel iron to achieve gracious evening coiffures. The most delightful way to make up for a party is to stop at the Dorothy Gray or Elizabeth Arden Salons for their half-hour treatments called respectively Siesta and The Debutante Treatment. Each includes cleansing, toning and an application of those cosmetics most flattering to your skin and hair. Dorothy Gray's Siesta will include a coat of her new powder The Chicagoan THE EXCITING NEW PERFUME COCKTAIL BAR, AT MARSHALL FIELD'S ADJOINS ELIZABETH ARDEN'S C O NSU LTATION ROOM Hi»k'rcH-yi.£yiWi Evening Tone, light and soft as smoke, and made with lots of blue in it for use under artificial lights. Items to bring home from this Salon: her new fat lipstick which is more indelible than the old one and can be smudged on thickly, quickly, if that's what you like; a bottle of Finishing Lotion to give your back, arms and hands a smooth opalescence, and a Dorothy Gray perfume, Sourires (Smiles) or Larmes (Tears) depending on your campaign plans. At Arden's, the Debutante Treatment begins with a cleansing cream and ends with cosmetique. They'll apply Lysetta powder to fair skins and their newest Rochelle Fonce to those with glowing creamy tones. Tuberose, meaning "dangerous pleasure," is the tangy new Arden perfume, strictly for girls who have been around. The Arden eye preparations, incidentally, ought to have a reserved space on your dressing table where they can be reached and used religiously. Her Eye Lotion, Eye Drops, Eye Bandolettes and Anti- Wrinkle cream (to chase away crows- feet) will keep your eyes bright, young and sparkling. To do a finished job of prettying up at home, call in a few jars of Helena Rubinstein's beautifiers, and give your self an hour. First, clean up with Water Lily Cleansing Cream, then tone up with Eau D'Or or Eau Verte, two nice tingly lotions. Herbal Masque is a fragrant, stimulating jelly that should be spread over your face and neck and allowed to remain while you take a forty-five minute nap. If you are a girl who really should wear glasses, try resting under a pair of dampened Herbal Eye Packs while the Masque is on. You'll wake up with a new sparkle in the old orbs. A dash of water removes the Herbal Masque, and is followed by a coat of Water Lily Foundation to hold your rouge in place. Red Poppy, the new Rubinstein rouge and lipstick shade, may not be brilliant enough for you dangerous females, but it is an "important" shade that calls for a drawing room manner. Powder discreetly, not forgetting your back, arms, and yes, your hands, to make a nice contrast for your lacquered nails. Peachbloom (light) and Mauresque (dark) are two good Rubinstein evening powder shades. Brush your eyebrows the wrong way before using Mascara, and for a dewy look, follow the mascara with a touch of Eyelash Grower and Darkener. Blue-green eye shadow, deeper toward the lashes, is the best shade under artificial light, and dazzling if you choose it in an iridescent tone. Prince Matchabelli, whose exquisite perfumes and toiletries have tripled in popularity through the years of the depression, has a delight ful bath accessory — Abano Oil, an essence of Siberian Pine, to per fume and soften the water. It leaves you with a tingly, much-alive sensation. His fragrant ensembles will make you the very soul of glamour. They include sachet, soap, bath powder, rouge, lipstick and perfume, all in any one of his famous odors. Duchess of York, very English countryside, Princess Norina, tangy with jasmine and orange blossoms, and the spicy new Princess Marie are favorite Matchabelli odors. To smarten up your handbag, drop into it the new squarish compact and lipstick, crested with the Matchabelli crown, and very good in white. Further aids to success in the evening are Everdry and Instant Odorono, deodorants that are effective for days, but must be thoroughly dried before you dress; Compact Odorono, MOORE & REVEL "Jesters of Dance" Dine and Dance 6:30 p.m. to 3:00 a. m. r%1A.it.irn Unn Saturdays and DINNER ?2°° holidays $2.50 NO COVER CHARGE. For those who do not order dinner, minimum charge $2.00. Saturdays and Holidays $2.50 Make your reservations early Telephone RANdolph 7500 November, 1933 51 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 MRS. JOHN S. JACK SON, A COMMITTEE MEMBER IN CHARGE OF THE BEVERLY HILLS INFANT WEL FARE BALL AT THE STEVENS ON NOVEMBER 19 PAUL STONE'RAYMOR and Perstik, to be used at the last minute, and Guerlain's bath salts, talc and dusting powder in such odors as Shalimar, L/Heure Bleue and Liu to match the perfumes. These products may be obtained at any loop store. Tops in perfume for the season is Lelong's new Mon Image bottled in crystal, and boxed in mirrors. Write Santa Claus about it at once. Marshall Field's new Perfume Cocktail Bar, all pink and black and shiny, is a joy to behold. All the familiar flavors are there, plus ready-made perfume cocktails, and the ingredients for new mixtures that may be blended to suit you! Impressions Chicago -New York in Five and One Half Hours! By Adeline Atwater A HARD gale was blowing when we reached the broad stretch of land which is Chicago's Municipal Airport. I must admit, that L as I stepped from the automobile I had a few qualms. I gazed anxiously at the overcast sky. Soon I was to be up in the heights, flying, I hoped like the birds — not tossing, as the leaves I noticed fluttering helplessly from a nearby tree. As we waited for the huge American Airways plane to tune up its motors, the charming, modern terminal building, up-to-date, clean and sanitary, was a welcome refuge from the cold frosty air. We entered the ship, stowed away our wraps on the overhanging racks under the ceiling, and sank into our comfortable upholstered seats — there is a row in twos, on one side of the aisle, and a row of ones on the other — in all, places for fifteen passengers. The youthful, blue-uniformed, bobbed-haired stewardess helped us adjust our safety belts and the door slammed shut. We were off! The cozy warmth and the cheery smile on the face of our young stewardess were reassuring. As the plane slowly rose from the ground, I looked out of the window at the red and blue wings of this colorful bird. At the first bump — the result of a shifting air current — I clutched my companion and looked for reassurance at his nonchalant expression. Higher and higher we mounted and when once more I gathered courage enough to look out, I gave an exclamation of delight. Before me, and below, was the most thrillingly beautiful sight I had ever seen. Over billowy, fleecy, white clouds, up into the blue sky, we had risen, and were floating in the glorious morning sunshine. The sea of clouds below, shimmered like huge waves, seething, tumbling and rolling in the morning clearness. Speeding through the air, at one hundred and fifty miles an hour, we hardly seemed to be moving. It was almost as though we were hanging in space, motionless. I peered down. Glistening in the orchid depths, the shadow of the ship followed us, encircled by a rainbow like halo, in which was every color of the spectrum. We were in a snowstorm! A momen tary break in the clouds, before the gap was again veiled in the gauze-like substance — showed us Michigan City, blanketed in a mantle of white. I he next opening in the windows of heaven revealed an autumn landscape of unbelievable beauty. The entire country flamed, in masses of reds, greens, golds, russet and brown. As though recently groomed, the topography was neat and trim. One wonders at the amazing symmetry of the farms. How could The Chicagoan HELEN AND LOIS DODD, FLOWER GIRLS AT THE KENWOOD SOCIAL SERV ICE CLUB BENEFIT GIVEN AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 6 anyone, from the flat earth, work out such geometric proportions? Little lakes sparkled and shown like spun glass; streams curved in bright blue ribbons; broad highways assumed the aspect and smooth ness of ticket tape. Tree tops were feathery fluff, and every farm house held the magic of the home you longed to own. No ugliness of civilization spoiled the illusion. When we put it away, in the pocket on the back of the chair in front, and again contemplated the skyscape, individual clouds, like little bluish pink seahorses, galloped gaily beside the ship, as though racing with it. Now they were piling up, mass upon mass, reminding one of great ice floes in the Arctic regions, though minus the polar bears, penguins and seals, that one sees in the movies. As the newness of the experience was beginning to wear off, and I was about to settle back in quiet enjoyment, we were encircling over Detroit — our first stop — exactly two hours from Chicago! Banking sideways in the wind in a maneuver a trifle alarming, until one becomes used to the procedure of landing. After a little ominous roughness — we had been up to an altitude of sixty-seven hundred feet, and you can't drop a thousand feet or so a minute, with out feeling something — glided smoothly and slid along the earth. The plane stopped in front of another modern terminal, where my com panion left me. When, ten minutes later, we again took off like a seasoned veteran of sky travel, I braved the elements without his moral support. We flew immediately to the smoother air, knocking a few clouds in passing, and I looked down, as we skirted Canada, pur sued by the shadow of the plane, reflected in an ocean of wavy mud, which I was told was Lake St. Clair. The breakers looked firm and quiet. Again clouds of mist made black patches on a russet setting below, as the stewardess brought me a tray on which was an appetizing lunch. From the paper cup steamed the aroma of coffee — another paper container held ambrosia — that delicious fruit cup of sliced oranges, apples, grapefruit and pineapple. The paper enclosed paper fork and spoons were appropriate implements with which to negotiate the repast. The delicious salad sandwich and a veal one, cookies and pickles were tucked away in separate paper wrappers and served to add to your contented point of view, which wondered why humans crawled and struggled on the earth through soot and cinders, when they might, for practically the same price, soar through a glorious cloud country on the wings of man's imagination. Buffalo! Again we descend from the smooth upper strata, into a land-gale, and for the ten minutes that the plane is being brushed out, its motors inspected and gasoline tanks filled, we walk about the Buffalo airport. On the last lap of the journey — Niagara Falls, majestic in its or dered grandeur, can be seen, its spray splashing smokily. Over the Allegheny mountains we fly while five other novices on air flights thrill with one another at the colors painted from the palette of that Greatest of all Artists— Mother Nature. Then hurray! We see the magnificent skyline of New York! I feel as though I am ap proaching the city from one of its suburbs! This is Romance— The New Age! We float down, out of the blue, Chicago to New York- miracle of miracles — in five and one-half hours! cyu4mjm<^^ouam<ohw^ o cm CHuMfcmdiMq p'toy'twina oi WINTER CRUISES Also Weekly Sailings to ALL EUROPE over the Mild Southern Route For illustrated literature and information apply local agent or 1 State St., Hew Tor\; 1601 Walnut St., Philadel phia; 86 Arlington St., Bos ton; 944 Arcade, Union Trust Bldg., Cleveland; 3 33 ?i. Michigan Ave., Chica go; 386 Post St., San Francisco; 1806 American Ban\ Building, Tvjew Orleans; Architects Build ing. 113 3 Beaver Hall Hill, Montreal. totht MEDITERRANEAN HOLY LAND EGYPT JAN. 27 . . . VULCANIA ... 40 Days, 18 Calls. Remarkable Mediter' ranean'Adriatic itinerary including 9 full days at Trieste for visiting Northern Italy or Central Europe. 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Over a million people visited this exhibit, many of them just curious about Whistler's Mother, but they bought catalogues, toured the gal leries, some puzzled, some elated and many of course having their first experience with "modern art." If this show has made part of the million people just a little art conscious it becomes more than an exhibition of paintings. It resolves into a cultural force that will be far reaching. Kaoul dufy water colors are hanging in the Roullier Galleries. A room full of charming, gay and decorative things done in Dufy's inimitable joyful manner. His approach may be dubbed "naive" and perhaps not "significant1'' as great works of art but they certainly would be a joy to live with and contemplate and in this contemplation one may find a virtuosity in these water colors that go beyond the mere "naive" manner. The Increase Robinson Gallery has been show ing an exhibit by Chicago artists under the title of "Summer in Chi cago 1933." An array of paintings and water colors, with the World's Fair as the dominating theme. Most of the canvases try awfully hard to be humorous but the sum total is quite boring and ineffectual. The best paintings of the group are Aaron Bohrod's Grant Par\, a well painted landscape with the charm and ugliness of Grant Park and its hoboes. Gertrude Abercrombie's Man with Stairs. Not the best of this young painter's efforts, but on the whole a rather interesting arrangement of color and pattern. Rifka Angel's Tribute to the Art Institute, Summer 1933, an amusing organization of forms, with the Picasso-Matisse room serving as a background. Unfortunately this column goes to press be fore the Art's Club exhibition season opens. Their first exhibit will be devoted to the collection of modern paintings owned by George Gershwin, the American composer of Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris. We hope it will also include some of the canvases painted by Mr. Gershwin. It would be interesting to see if it at all exists, and to what extent, an influence of living with Rouault, Picasso and Derain pictures would have on Gershwin's paintings. Another gallery would be devoted to the paintings of Roger Fry, the English art critic. Macena barton is showing portraits at the Findlay Galleries. A number of them are quite familiar, having been exhibited in various shows around town. They are all highly stylized and in the typical Macena Barton manner; rather well painted but lacking in that stimulating penetration so vital and necessary to real portraiture. These heads really resolve into decorative pieces and do not carry much beyond that point. The Old White Gallery of the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Va., is showing the Cleveland Travel ing Oil Exhibition. About forty contemporary Americans are rep resented. This show is composed of works taken from the annual exhibition by Cleveland artists. They are sufficiently numerous and carefully enough selected to be considered representatives of the best of current Cleveland Oil paintings. One of the artists exhibiting is William C. Grauer, co-director of the Old White Art Colony and painter of the murals of the famous Virginia Room and Presidents' Cottage of the Greenbrier, he is represented by two canvases more indicative of his work as a contemporary American painter than that of his Southern murals which were painted in the traditional style appropriate to their setting. 54 The Chicagoan Washington Gather Your Capital Notes By Edward Everett Altrock (Begin on page 29) Mr. Roosevelt certainly is pretty smart about putting his experts to work. He assigns, not one, but several to each task. For instance, Mr. Roosevelt first put Prof. Merchesson to work on designing in rough form the new murals for the gymnasium. And unbeknown to Merchesson several others were assigned to the same job, including the popular Prof. Charlie ("Moe") Riley. That's also true of several other tasks. The logical result is, of course, that no one knows exactly what the new murals for the gymnasium will be like. In fact, nobody has yet been able to find the gymnasium, so they're all sort of working in the dark. But the main difficulty with orthodox economists is that they can not see the cart because of the horse, or is it the other way around? A scandalous story has been tossed hither, thither and yon more or less to the effect that Mr. Roosevelt has been bidding up gold prices because he wanted to give William Randolph Hearst, the well-known publisher, a hand. Gossips have it that Mr. Hearst is planning to start a new magazine for dog lovers to be called Rabies, Just Rabies, and that Mr. Roosevelt would rather fancy being editor of it. Of course the story is too absurd for official denial. The truth is that these two gentlemen are not on the best of terms. You can see that for yourself, because Mr. Roosevelt certainly isn't writing a column for Mr. Hearst's papers. Or is it more ethical to wait until you're an ex-president? * * * The brothers John ("Slip") and Lawrence ("Smokey") Washing ton appear in Virginia in 1658. Of Washington's early life little is known, which is probably just as well, because maybe there wasn't much to tell anyway. The story of the hatchet and the cherry tree (some claim it was a choke-cherry tree) and similar tales, are indubi tably apocryphal, having been coined by Washington's most popular biographer, one Mason Weems. Traveling at Night The Old Maestro Stops Over By Patrick McHugh BEN BERNIE and all the Lads, gone a-touring these weeks, , came back to town for a one-week stand at the Chicago. That meant only one thing and we knew it before it was announced : that there would be a Bernie Night at College Inn. Because MM. Byfield and Bering, the long-time Bernie "Bosses," couldn't possibly keep from holding open house for the Old Maestro and all the Lads. And man and boy, did it seem like old times at the Inn! Just a good- PHIL HARRIS, HOLLY WOOD FAVORITE, NOW LEADING HIS ORCHES TRA AND TAKING CHARGE OF CERE MONIES AT COLLEGE INN MAURICE SEYMOUR — it reveals new beauty in old records Capehart in the simple Adam de' sign. Also available in Chippen dale and Chateau models. T HIS unique radio-phonograph is the only instrument which reproduces entire recorded Operas and Symphonies in their proper sequence. "Highs" and "lows" never heard on the ordinary radio-phonograph, become audible on the Capehart. Private auditions may be had at your convenience in the Lyon & Healy Capehart Salon. Lyon & Healy OAK PARK Wabash Ave. at Jackson Blvd. EVANSTON AMERICA'S MOST COMPLETE MUSIC STORE THE ERA OF ELEGANCE Revives Courtesies of Other Days IT'S NOT FASHIONABLE to b casual. IT'S SMART to indulge in graciou gestures. 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Phil Harris graciously turned things over to Bernie, because after all, it was Bernie's night out. And all the Lads sat at tables instead of in their old spot, the bandshell. From then on it was a regular College Inn Theatrical Night with the celebs doing their bits and taking their bows. But the important phase of the entire evening was the tribute paid to Ben Bernie. And after all, why not? There is no band leader, no master of ceremonies in the world who can come close to Bernie. And of course with the Byfield'Bering host combina' tion, and with Herr Braun leading the way and with p. a. Howie Mayer around, everything else was pretty perfect. Only Charlie Riley was missing, and he's Ben's advance man — a card just came in from him from Kansas City. And we've often thought we'd sometime like to see this happen — because, after all, they named Stagg Field after A. A. Stagg, didn't they? — that maybe sometime the Byfield Basement might be renamed the Bernie Inn. Now that the Bal Tabarin of the Hotel Sherman is again giving people the opportunity of knowing just where they want to go on Saturday nights, everything seems to point to a grand winter season. Diana Huebert and her telelux dancing head the entertainment. Miss Huebert, a brilliant young modernist, studied in America and spent a period on the Continent where she absorbed the basic prin- ciples of the German modern dance expression. On the Armistice Night celebration at the Bal the naughty, high' kicking, alluring old Can-Can dance hit the Town with a bang, and with a reckless abandon that matched the gay atmosphere of the evening. Lacy panties, silk-clad legs, sky-finding, twinkling and tan' talizing toes of four dancers held the guys' and gels' eyes as the sensational old dance was revealed for the first time in Chicago. DIANA HUEBERT, WHO HEADS THE ENTERTAIN MENT WITH HER TELE- LUX DANCE SATURDAY NIGHTS AT THE BAL TABARIN OF THE HOTEL SHERMAN ?6 The Chicagoan g * MRS. JOHN KIMBARK, IN CHARGE OF MUSIC FOR THE GAY NINETIES BALL TO BE GIVEN AT THE DRAKE ON NOVEMBER 29 BY THE JUNIOR AUXILIARY, EVANSTON BRANCH, OF THE IN FANT WELFARE SOCIETY Nothing was withheld to detract from the presentation. Pre sented, as it was, under the direction of Serge Oukrainsky, well known Chicago ballet master, who recently journeyed to Paris where he studied authentic revivals of the dance, the Can-Can was seen in its true form. With fan dancing creating less appeal than during the high-tide times of the Fair, and blase fashionables ever in search of something new, the naughty Can-Can has arrived just in time. It offers the old-time, always effective allure of something only half revealed. It has been proved scientifically that dancers clad in old- fashioned trailing gowns and many frilly underthings create more of a furore than by appearing without even the proverbial fig leaf. The dance dates back to the Second Empire of France, around 1845, known as the Crinoline Age. It was revived again in 1900 in the Moulin Rouge cafe in Paris, has been danced in the fashionable Parisian late-hour spots, pepped up for American tourists and now is the most popular of all stage and cabaret offerings in the French Capital. The Armistice Night Celebration in Bal Tabarin was the third event on the Bal's winter schedule, and the Can-Can presentation was supplemented, of course, by the regular talent with Diana Huebert and Jules Stein's music. This timely introduction of the spicy old dance, teamed with the engaging and ultra-smart atmosphere of the room, offers fly-by-nighters additional reason for dropping in at the Bal Tabarin. Mike fritzel's and joe jacobson's chez PAREE will be having a new show, Symphony in Blue, while this issue is on the presses. So there's nothing much we can do about that but wait till next month. Sheila Barrett, caricaturist extraordinary, has been doing her amazing impersonations, and, with Harry Richman and Vincent Lopez, has necessitated the hanging out of the S. R. O. sign many a night. MOORE AND REVEL, "JESTERS OF DANCE," WHO GO THROUGH THEIR DELIGHTFUL CA PERS IN THE EMPIRE ROOF OF THE PALMER HOUSE Champagne .... Ushers in the Era of Glamourous Women There are say times ahead . . . Let there be no contrast between the sparkling effervescence of the wine and the shimmering loveliness of your hair! We offer you the com plete service . . . the attention to detail that you now want. And — we blush to confess — we still have beer prices. 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More than two hundred thousand persons have been entertained by the superb floorshows and have dined on the traditionally famous food since the room opened. And the second production presented by the Palmer House has been riding along at a great clip. The floorshow features Medrano and Donna, internationally famous Ar gentine dancers, appearing for the first time in Chicago; Vivian Vance, late of Music in the Air, and her songs with a verve, as they are called; Mason and Faye, a couple of Broadway's better eccentric dancers: the Twelve Abbott International Dancers in new routines and beautiful, style-setting costumes; and, recently added, Moore and Ravel, known everywhere as "jesters of the dance." And while we're on dog-watch at the printer's with this issue, the Gold Coast Room at The Drake will be having its fall opening. More's the pity — we mean more's the pity that we have to be on dog-watch. We understand that Pierre Nuytens (of old Chez Pierre fame) is going to be more or less the works for Ben Marshall as far as Gold Coast Room entertainment is concerned. Clyde McCoy is back and Don Carlos and his marimba boys help out. And over on the Avenue in the Joseph Urban Room of Mr. Kaufman's Congress Hotel Carlos Molina and his most excellent orchestra play and Robert Royce, the superb singer, heads the floorshow. The lovely, formal English garden setting of the Urban Room, with its hedge-rows and glowing and fading lights, makes of it one of the most beautiful supper rooms in America. Word comes from Al Quodbach that he plans to reopen his Cafe Granada. In fact, it may be open by the time you read this. He's spending a lot of sugar on improvements and plans to have Henry Busse and his large orchestra in the bandshell. ON THE DAY OF THE AMERICAN LEGION PARADE 12,794 STEINS OF BEER WERE DRAWN AT THE PABST BLUE RIBBON SPA OVER ON THE AVENUE 58 The Chicagoan THIS EVENING GOWN OF STAR SATIN WAS FASHIONED IN THE SMART STUDIOS OF LEWIS-GOSSERT, INC. The Travel Tra Notes on What Columbus Found By The Drifter (Begin on page 31) ment of Cuba is tottering in the best South American manner, but the unrest, as the South Americans call revolutions, appears to have in view the restoration of the De Cespedes government, which, although it is now hiding in the cellar, has the dignity of recognition by the U. S. So Havana may be as lovely a port of call as ever by two weeks from now. Ihe Grace Line, which is more or less the patron saint of South American travel, has outlined a series of 18 day cruises on its justly famous "Santa" ships to Havana, Colombia, Panama, and back to New York. These 18 day sorties are partic ularly leisurely, inviting more than a whiff of the countries visited. Canadian Pacific, like the French line, has planned three cruises —one of 1 1 days over Christmas and New Year's to Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas, and two of 28 days (January 20 and February 21) covering the Indies from A almost to Z. The Christmas cruise will be made with no less an historic sea queen than the Empress of Britain, CP's transatlantic and world cruise favorite. The Duchess of Bedford will carry the longer cruises. Or, if you want to see the Indies strictly English, the white Mauretanias series of 12|/2 day cruises, mentioned last month, continues through April. The White Star Line comes to bat with an elaborate set of Carib bean vacations, including a 4 day New Year's eve cruise to Nassau on the Majestic, another one of the same duration over Lincoln's birthday to Bermuda, and two longer cruises, 16 and 18 days (Feb ruary 14 and March 3). The new motor ship Georgic will make the last three trips. The Italian Line, whose ships are built for travel to Europe over the southern route, is well equipped for its five West Indian cruises varying from ten to seventeen days. The Saturnia will make the four longer pilgrimages, while the 10 day cruise will go to Nassau, Kingston and Havana on the great Roma, sailing the day before Christmas and returning January 3. Most of the lines operating out of New York have their customary New Year's eve cruises scheduled, 3 or 4 day affairs touching at Bermuda, Cuba or the Bahamas. The United States Lines' new and lavish Manhattan will be taken off the transatlantic service long enough to make one of these, steaming out of New York harbor the night of December 29 for Bermuda and getting back in the morning of January 2. The Hapag's Albert Ballin does the same thing. Caribbean cruises are likely to run into some money, especially if you have to go from Chicago to get to where they begin. But the New Year's eve all-expense parties come as low as m a head and the longer trips start down around $150 and go, of course, up. For Chicagoans who do not like to spend the time or the money involved in going so far from home to get warm, there are a thousand, maybe a million, places closer by, where fireplaces Ji mwettaut is not difficult to find this year, for Watson & Boaler has greatly augmented their collections of finer small things. Old English silver and unusually fine reproductions . . . Table decors . . . Crystal and Opaline . . . Candelabra . . . Bottles for the dressing table . . . Cigarette boxes and trays . . . Hangings and rugs . . . Antique and Contemporary Furniture . . . TU t aL^att L adiet INCORPORATED Interiors and Furniture 722 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE Chicago \ yooa Favo*** .* % or se lee rone of ours, and hear it on the CAPEHART You will at once understand the reason for Capehart supremacy. You will discover tones that you never dreamt were in the record. You will also be fascinated by the way it changes records, playing them consecutively, or on both sides. The Radio tone is equally beautiful. BISSELLWEISERT 548 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE. -AT OHIO November, 1933 Have your skin individually analyzed. ducretia Jldrion Toilet Preparations DELAWARE 9201 r 1 1 1 E. PEARSON ST. Always Good Scats COUTHOUI for TICKETS Stands at All Good Hotels and Clubs turn winter into something to be longed for, and where there is quiet and comfort. I think at this time of the Indiana state parks, which, somehow, are wonderful places, even though they are run by governments. Turkey Run is about 175 miles south, and a little east, from here, and Nashville, in Brown County, where Hoosier artists romped around undiscovered for years, is 250 miles away. The Brown County country is the most golden, to use a word, in the fall, of any country anywhere, and the Nashville House is the kind of place you read about in liars' handbooks of ancient English inns. At these places, naturally, and at the Colonial Inn, at Grand Detour (in our own Illinois and on our own Rock river, only 100 miles out of town) , there is not the remotest hint of formality or fes' tivity. You sit by the roaringest fire imaginable, and you walk through such woods as never were, and eat strange food like vege' tables, and fruits, and cream. I do not have at hand any canned literature for these places — Nashville (not Tennessee, now), Turkey Run and Grand Detour — but people like the Monon and the C. 6? N. W. and the Milwau- kee railroads ought to have. Rates are not fantastically low, as I recall them, but they are not fantastically high, either. There must be no end of places like them, and I'd like to hear from people who are familiar with them, so that I can spread their gospel. But take a chance on any one of these three I've mentioned, and be my devoted follower the rest of both of our days. Kooseve It NRA — Insullopoulos — Derelicts — Fair V End By Milton S. Mayer (Begin on page 42) a little mythology, which is all Greece is good for right now — with a view to accomplishing, one way or another, what the Attorney General of the United States, which is a fancy expression meaning sheriff, was unable to accomplish with all his high- priced janizaries. I hesitate to suggest this, I say, because if it actually came off and the world war which is about to start happened to start at the same time, I would be blamed for the war just as the two Serbians who plugged an Austrian archduke for a lark were blamed for the last world war. I would be found guilty of conspiracy by the Hague Tribunal and sent to Devil's Island, or ordered to listen to Amos and Andy, the rest of my natural days. Everybody respectable would be killed by the time the war would be over, and the stage would be set for Samuel Insullopoulos to begin printing stock in the Middle Macedonian Utilities Co. "Derelicts THE sordid and presumably, tragic stories of old men who drag around lifting the covers of the Help-Keep-the-City-Clean cans to look for God Himself only knows what, ought to be got together in some sort of form, maybe a book, and placed before a reading public which, since the banks first began to go shut, no longer recoils from sordid and tragic stories. I have harped on the subject of beggary before, but I believe the subject is far from harped out. Being of sound mind, I am not suggesting that a sociological study be made of these lost souls, because that would result in another book written by a sociologist, and nobody would read it. It does seem, though, that a writing man with a lot of time on his hands and a winning way about him (since men who are so far gone they do not even beg do not talk readily) might pick up some interesting and even sensational material by getting some of them to tell just how it all happened. Few, I suppose, are actually ex-bankers or ex-brokers, since persons who feel themselves called to the pursuit of banking or broking are generally able, by hook or by some other means, to separate people from money when the bottom drops out of their chosen professions. But, on the other hand, not all of them can have been born down and out. I, and I dare say thousands of other softies, can not pass them by without at least noticing them, although I have long since become inured to sparing anyone, including myself, a dime. Many of them, shined up a little, would look all right at the head of a seven-passenger dining-room table in some stone front place on the drive. Some of them wear, across their patched and leaky vests, watch chains of gold, or some other relic of some other station in life- 60 The Chicagoan w ¦ : . • . . ; • . . ¦ ¦ - ¦...¦ CORNELIUS SAMPSON'S RECOLLECTION OF MAE WEST IN "I'M NO ANSEL," ONE OF THE FILMS NOTED ON PAGE SIX An occasional one wears bi-focal glasses — and you don't get bi-focal glasses at the dime store optical departments. By what long line did some of these poor devils, to use the sticky term for them, travel from the condition generally described as respectable to their present pass? If the Alger stories that appear in the newspapers and magazines have "human interest," why haven't these reverse Alger stories, stories of the boys who began with a million and ended on a shoestring? There have been photographs of anonymous people looking into ashcans — The Chicagoan, alone among the periodicals printed on nice, thick, glossy paper, has published some of them. And there have been articles about how terrible it is to be penniless and hungry in the mass. There was even a book or two. One of them was called Nobody Starves, taking its title, I dare say, from the statement made during Hoover's 1932 campaign by his Secretary of the Interior, Dr. Wilbur, who was restored to the presidency of Stanford Uni versity by the almost universal mandate of the people last Nov. 8. Dr. Wilbur crossed the country in a Pullman car, presumably with the shades down, and then told the press that he saw nobody starving. But a case study (no sociologists allowed) might be not only inter esting but significant. It might even burgeon out into some Utopian device for salvaging some of these derelicts of the megalopolis. Surely, as many as one out of every thousand of them would come back, if he got what none of them ever gets, a break. I have always felt, myself, that the strive-and-succeed school of inspiration was off its base. Striving may not prevent success, but, on the other hand, striving is not, in itself, a guarantee of a mahogany office and a plush old age. Some of these old birds, it is easy for me, at least, to believe, must have tried and tried and failed and failed until they had no heart left in them, and gave it up. But while our juridical system refuses to convict on hearsay evidence, and even hesitates on circumstantial evidence, our social system, when it finds a man protruding from tatters, concludes that it would be better off if it wasn't being clut tered up by him and does everything it can to achieve that end. Some one of these times, one of them is going to be found dead with a cure for influenza, or something, in his pocket, and then we will be sorry as hell. Jair's Snd C*OR the same reason that it saddens me to see President Roosevelt running into head winds with his nation, I am sorry to see Presi dent Dawes running into head winds with his fair. 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The final month of successful expositions of the past, and again with out exception, has been the most heavily attended. That final month is the true test of the popular appeal of an exposition: all who came out of loyalty or curiosity or acceptance of canned ballyhoo have been; they have gone back home, wagging their impressions behind them; and the people who come the final month are, by and large, those who have been inspired to come by those who have already been. I remember having used these pages to record my conclusion, in August, that the fair had failed to bowl the world over, and to record my despair at having to have come to that conclusion. Again I remember having reported, in September, that my conclusion of August was all wrong and that the fair was going great guns and was taking the world like Grant took Richmond. Thus I placed myself in a cagy position. I can now report, in November, that I was drunk in September and wasn't responsible for anything I said. The failure of the fair can be laid, very simply, to the faults which its first critics found in it: too much army; too little personality; too much science that only scientists could enjoy; too few primitive thrills; too little sensational publicity; too little that was sensational to publicize; too many dull exhibits for this excited age; too little circus- man imagination. The World's Columbian Exposition came at the beginning of a panic. By the last month of the exposition the panic was going for all it was worth. Still the people came. A Century of Progress came at the end of a panic. By the last month of the exposition the people of the United States were convincing themselves that the panic was over. But still they did not come. That is a sorry comparison to thrust itself on a friend of the second exposition. Success of a world's fair must be measured in terms of millions, not thousands. Yet A Century of Progress had just about decided, at this writing, to reopen in 1934, as the result of the heat put on it not by millions and not by thousands, but by a few hundred — merchants and hotel men who stand to profit if the fair brings only fifty people to Chicago next summer; newspapers whose publishers own bonds in the exposition and see some hope, in a reopening, of getting back more than 55c — the present prospect — on their dollar; "civic leaders" who own bonds in the exposition and politicians, who like to talk for publication; see the same hope; sentimental people, who shudder to think of all that beauty and chivalry being torn down; and a few thoughtful people, like President Roosevelt, who are not familiar with the economics of the exposition and assume that there is a general demand for its reopening. Frequently and at length have I expressed my admiration of the fair. With all the defects that prevented its being a popular suc cess, it has been a joy to the few and a boon to the spirit of the nation and the trade of Chicago. But I believe that in terms of millions all the people who have had any remote intention to see the fair have seen it. Certainly Chicagoans, on whom the bulk of the blame has been laid for the poor attendance are not going to go to the fair next year if they did not go this year. I believe, therefore, that the fair should let well enough alone and face its appointed end with its head held high. In this opinion I am in specific opposition to the editors of The Chicagoan, who were the first on record to recommend the reopen ing. They are gentlemen, no less, to give me space to vent my dis agreement with them. If it is true, and it comes to me from a mathematician, that the exposition will need only 6,000,000 customers — or 40,000 a day for 150 days — next year to pay expenses, and that anything over that will fatten the return on the investment of those who had tangible faith in the fair and stand now to receive only 55c on their dollar — if that is true, perhaps the thing can be made a go. But 40,000 customers are a lot of customers, day in and day out, especially in view of the number of customers who attended the fair during the final- — and what should have been the biggest — month of this year's run. I do not picture Rufus Dawes being led into anything with his eyes shut. If he lends his support to the reopening movement, then I am probably wrong. That would be nothing new. The Chicagoan "// "i easi'y «;,;•'.'* "As/ f '" fi^*.,™* thf'tivZ °f Qhr *> s,° **/>£:.*« em 7»* 6mJA/^/u , " ^e C * * "l^o^ <° derL,**ch 0re m_ e^e/-a/ ;;ev.e/. 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Under the able direction of Captain David Flynn, our police competed against Captain John Savage's Cleveland police and gave several exhibitions. One exhibition in particular made a hit with the crowd, and also indicated the thorough training given police horses. The mounted policemen lined up at one end of the arena and a crowd of sailors waving white hats and shouting rushed up to the horses and tried to stampede them. The horses stood stolidly, then got down to business and herded the sailors away like so many sheep. The moral of that little act is, "Don't get tough with the Chicago Mounted Police." St. Charles, Illinois, celebrated its centen nial late last month, the final feature being a horse show held at the Mills Farm. An excellent spot for a show, and the response was so much greater than the committee anticipated that the event will be made an annual affair. All the nearby communities turned out en masse for the show and, what is more to the point, brought and exhib' ited their horses. The younger riders had no fear of adult competi' tion, entering all the best classes, and surprised the experts by bringing home more than their share of the ribbons. Society went for the six day bike race. Munch ing popcorn, cracking peanuts, and consuming enormous quantities of fried potatoes and beer until far into the night, the sport-minded socialites spent most of the week hanging over the rail at the bicycle track. What thrills and what spills. Steeplechasing over timber is the nearest thing to a six day race. It may be a silly affair, and a race to nowhere, but it is the only form of competition that will attract a sports reporter on his night off. It has all the fascination of a roulette wheel, but isn't such a drain on the finances. For six days and nights, these riders plow valiantly around the wooden saucer, swishing by one another at high speed and with only a fraction of an inch clearance. No one would be foolish enough to ride or jump a horse with their feet tied fast in the stirrups, but these bike riders have their feet strapped to the pedals, and when they crash. . . . !! Spills are frequent, and a luckless rider who falls while leading the group stands a fine chance of being run over by the entire field, and is certain to gather up millions of splinters in exposed portions of his epidermis. First aid to a fallen rider consists of freeing his feet from the pedals, carrying him to his bunk, and going over his body with a flashlight and a pair of tweezers, pulling out splinters. A few minutes rest and, well coated with iodine he is back on the track, grinding away. A dandy sport, what? Not only do the riders race before an audience, but for six days they must sleep, eat, and live, under the eyes of all the cash custom ers. A goldfish in a glass bowl has far more privacy than the bike rider, for the fish is certain of a little rest in the wee small hours. If a football coach could only get his squad into half as good condi tion as the bike riders are, his training troubles would be over, for cyclists sometimes ride ten six day races a year. They eat contin uously, gain weight during a race, and are able to drop off to sleep whenever an opportunity presents itself. No nerves here. Their team work resembles the precision of a high priced piece of machin ery. Each rider has a handler or trainer, and these chaps seem never to sleep. The riders may catch a few hours sleep in front of the crowd, but the trainers never relax, and seldom disappear for more than a few minutes. It would take a full length novel to picture all the humour, the thrills, and the tragedies of six day racing, but the grind will be on again in March; spills, crashes, splinters and all. 64 The Chicagoan At the Half Football Dominates the Scene By Kenneth D. Fry (Begin on page 37) runs. ... In measuring park, they found that park hasn't been as big as they said. ... So what? Soon baseball magnates will meet and sob about bad times. . . . They'll never learn that they've got to give a show. . . . Babe Ruth has hinted that he'd listen to an offer for a managerial post, but thus far the boys have been gazing out the window. . . . Baseball itself isn't enough nowadays. There must be a show. . . . Maybe Babe could give 'em that. . . . Silliest idea of the year: that move to pick a national football champion. . . . After they announce their choice, they had getter get into a bomb-proof dugout. Jjy the time the eager public scans these lines, the Chicago Stadium will be well under way with its winter sports schedule. Affairs of the west side arena are still somewhat up in the air. Sid Strotz has pulled out as half of the receiver duo, leaving Fred Hummel to carry on, and Joe Foley as pretty much the head fellow. The six-day bike race did about as well as usual. Hockey is in for a long stretch, and the powers are trying to find fighters who are willing to fight for reasonable sums of money. Barney Ross has been signed to meet Sammy Fuller for the junior welterweight crown on Nov. 17, that being a synthetic title which means little. As for the fight game otherwise, Vince Dundee's victory over Lou Brouillard to take the middleweight title is just about as insignificant a thing as I can imagine. Mickey Walker's feeble showing in losing to Maxie Rosenbloom and Camera's likewise showing in beating Uzcudun are worth mentioning and that's all. Why in hell hasn't Walker sense enough to go away and forget it all? JLhe Cubs are marking time before they choose a successor to Bill Veeck, whose untimely passing might affect the Bruins more than appears at the moment. Among those mentioned hereabouts are Warren Brown, genial and highly capable sports editor of the Herald and Examiner, and Hal Totten, now broadcasting for NBC. STATEMENT OF THE OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, CIRCULATION, ETC., REQUIRED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF AUGUST 24, 1912, Of The Chicagoan, published monthly at Chicago, Illinois, for October 1, 1933. State of Illinois 1 Coukty of Cook ) SS- Before me, a notary public, in and for the State and county aforesaid, personally appeared E. S. 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That the average number of copies of each issue of this publication sold or distributed, through the mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the six months preceding the date shown above is (Thi* information is required from daily publications oniy.) EDWIN S. CLIFFORD, .. (Signature of business manager.) *worn to and subscribed before me this Sth day of October, 1933. ,„ . HAZELLE A. WERNER, ,J,ca|) (My commission expires September 12, 1937.) You are amazed at the thoughtful and helpful Waldorf- Astoria services .. .the instant response to your slightest whim. This truly individual service is as much a part of this world-famous hotel as its prestige and perfect appointments. It is one reason The Waldorf-Astoria is such a delightful home. At the heart of the smart world of shops, clubs, theatres. CHICAGO OFFICE: 333 N. MICHIGAN AVE. TELEPHONE CENTRAL 2111 CHARACTER FURNITURE A VIEW IN OUR GALLERY ANNOUNCING TO THE PUBLIC THAT OUR GALLERIES ARE NOW COMPLETE FOR THE FALL SHOWING OF HIGH GRADE FURNITURE IN ALL PERIODS. INCLUDING ENGLISH, FRENCH AND MODERN. WE EARNESTLY INVITE THE PUBLIC TO INSPECT THIS SHOWING. PURCHASES CAN BE MADE THRU YOUR DECORATOR OR DEALER. ^AJPPr^TtJBBS,lNct WHOLESALE FURNITURE EightTwenty Three SouthWabash Avenue CH I C AGO --- ILLINOIS November, 1933 65 Mink in the dress maker manner! Dark, soft skins deftly handled and beautifully matched ... A coat that hangs gracefully . . . Remarkable value $1,250.00 L. FRIEDMAN Inc., FURRIERS 301-305 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE JUST SOUTH OF THE BRIDGE— FOUNDED 1900 CHICAGO'S ADDR.6SS 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 1300 NORTH STATE PARKWAY Shops About Town To Put It Paragmphically By The Chicagoenne Lamps — Bridge players will welcome one of the new lamp sets Vic tor S. Pearlman, 208 N. Michigan Ave., is showing. They con' sist of two lamps with metal shades, holders for glasses, and an ash tray apiece which fasten onto opposite corners of the card table. For bed'time readers there are tiny shaded lamps that clip onto the edge of the book and illuminate an area no larger than the page of the book. These enable one to read as far into the night as he likes without incurring the ire of his partner. Smart suggestions for Christmas! Tuffle Towels — Ever hear of tuffle towels? They're quite new in Chicago, and very swank as well as practical. Made in Ireland of pure linen yarn, they have the rough'textured appearance of Turkish towels, but are lighter in weight, wonderfully absorbent, wear like iron, and improve with age. They come in bath and hand-towel sizes, some in soft rainbow colored stripes, others in white with pastel borders. The Brant Linen Co., 746 N. Michigan Avenue, sells them. Woolly Dogs — Real genius and inspiration are behind the creation of Edith Wall's new woolly dogs! They're almost life-size — stiff' legged wire-haireds, with cocky twist to their heads; shaggy jowled Scotties with impertinent tails; low, underslung Dachshunds — all hand'made, for children and grown-ups alike. Or you can send your own dog's photograph to Edith Wall, Drake Hotel, and have its likeness created in wool. They're individual and distinctive. Small Silver Things — Diminutive reproductions in silver of the famous swords of Miles Standish, Gen. Grant, and Lafayette make charming letter openers for a lady's desk; cunning silver skewers for tasty rolled meats; individual pepper grinders for those who know the special tang which freshly ground pepper imparts to food; a small folding spoon, perfect for fastidious travellers, of a sise, when folded, to fit into a man's smallest vest pocket — any one of these small silver things makes an excellent gift for the person of discrimination. Wat' son and Boaler, 722 N. Michigan Avenue. For a Man Who Rides — A small flat metal case ornamented on the outside with a hunting scene in gay colors contains on the inside a set of sport jewelry consisting of a tie clasp and a pair of cuff-links, oblong in shape, decorated with small hunters' heads under crystal. When the jewelry is removed, the case may be used for cigarettes. A neat black leather case trimmed with chromium containing a set of sport jewelry is another gift a man will like. These come from Meurisse and Co., well-known polo outfitters, 8 S. Michigan Avenue. For the Woman Who Rides — The unique feature of the hand made English riding crops at Bailey's, 25 W. Van Buren St., are WICHURA'GUETTHOFP THE NEW HOME OF TATMAN GIFTS, EVANSTON, IS GLIMPSED ACROSS A SETTING PREPARED FOR THE THANKSGIVING TABLE 66 The Chicagoan THE FIRST LADY OF THE LAND, PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE "MRS. FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT ROOM" AT MARSHALL FIELD'S, WHICH IS FURNISHED ENTIRELY WITH PRODUCTS OF HER VAL- KILL FACTORY IN HYDE PARK, N. Y. the ingeniously carved heads with which they are ornamented at one end — a horse's head or a dog's head, whose small red mouths snap open and hold the rider's handkerchief securely clasped in their jaws. Clips — Clips which serve separately the purpose for which they were intended, or can be joined together to form a brooch, and clips which are ear-rings, are some of the lovely Christmas suggestions to be seen at Juergens and Andersen's in the Pittsfield Building. A combination of diamonds and carved lapis lazuli in a rich bright shade of royal blue is stunning. Gold muffler pins about five inches long with a knot effect in the center make unusual gifts appropriate to the style of the season's neckwear. Ornamental Porcelain and Glass — It's like stepping into one of the little shops on the Rue de la Paix to visit the shop of Miss Carey, 1030 Stevens Building. Here you will see little Sevres cigar ette or sweet boxes, a lovely soft blending of green and blue like the colors of a peacock feather; beautiful Lalique glass vases and flower bowls; small porcelain figurines representing the Cries of Paris — the Pot and Kettle Man, the Umbrella Mender; the Tart Vender with her tray of tiny strawberry tarts. All these make charming gifts. Jades Fit for a Princess — Exquisite necklaces, bracelets and ear rings of jade, some combined with seed pearls, others with diamonds — there's no collection of Chinese jade jewelry in the country so complete or so rare as is to be seen in the Bensabbot Shop, 614 S. Michigan Avenue. Necklaces as high as $12,500, or as low as $15. A set of Imperial emerald green jade jewelry carved in the Chien Lung period (about 1750); a jade clock which took nine years to carve. No gift is so royal as jade! The Keys to the World— Make your home a Christmas gift this year of an Encyclopaedia Britannica. It will take you to far places and make the pursuit of knowledge exciting. It will answer your children's questions, and will help them with their study. Profusely and beautifully illustrated, it contains the knowledge of the world, compiled for your personal use. Prices range from $114.50 to $1,500 for a handsome King's edition. They can be seen at the offices of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 211 N. Michigan Avenue. Forced Aluminum — It's new. It has something of the look of hand- wrought silver, yet is much more reasonable in price and very prac tical. Hipp 6s? Coburn, 410 N. Michigan, have lovely trays, bowls, Mirroring the Atmosphere or a Fine Home • The 7^eptune Qrill, most popular for Dinner and Supper HE stately Hotel Pierre on Fifth Avenue is the outgrowth of my long years of experience as host to society and the travelling public generally. In my opinion, The Pierre offers more to its guests than any other hostelry in New York. The suites are not garish or gaudy . . . They are Georgian in style and exquisite in their simplicity. Moderately priced from $6 for single rooms. ^^(^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ij^. PRESIDENT FIFTH AVENUE AT 6ist ST. . NEW YORK S£2B£23£ 6 6 % ME TO GO TO THE HOMESTEAD . . . •» A well-known manufacturer writes: "Sometimes I feel that our newest office boy could run my business better than I do. Then I know it is time for me to go to The Homestead, play some golf, ride, drink in the mountain air, and rest — and then come back and show all those other so-and-so's in the office that the old man is still the boss." Booklet or boo\ings at the Ritz-Carlton, T^ew Tor\, the Mayflower, Washington, The Barclay, Philadelphia, the Schenley, Pittsburgh, or write Hot Springs. Direct train service, air-conditioned Pullmans. HOMESTEAD Hot Springs, Virginia November, 1933 67 millie b. oppenheimer, inc. 1300 north state street an address which is fast becoming a by-word among smartly groomed chicagoans. ambassador west for that last minute clean-up for the Holiday Season — INTERIOR CARPET RENOVATING COMPANY Telephone - - Wabash 3397 20 East Jackson Blvd., CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Fitted carpeting cleaned on the floor — upholstery cleaned in your home BATH SET for the Little Tot Turkish towel and wash cloth set with pink or blue border, printed in fast colors. Choice of cat or dog subjects. $2.50 BRANT LINEN CO. 746 N. Michigan Ave. Superior 6534 McClelland Barclay's SOLID l^p§i BRONZES ? ? ? Ash tray — Fc Lily-leaf tray $3.00 >x terrier subject. and frog snubber. complete THE LITT 222 s. a LE GALLERY lichigan Ave. sets of ash trays, candlesticks, small ones as well as a pair of cat-tail candlesticks with long graceful leaves which stand about four inches high. At their base is a small container for plants. Aluminum has come out of the kitchen to take its place among the decorative acces- sories of the modern home. Books — If you are strong minded enough to resist keeping them for yourself, there's a beautiful 3 'volume edition of Edna St. Vincent Millay to be had at Kroch's Bookstore, 206 N. Michigan, bound by the most famous binders in England, Sangorski and Sutcliffe, in three quarter blue polished calf with gold tooling and red calf inlays on the back strip. Also a 4-volume edition of A. A. Milne, including prac- tically everything he wrote for Christopher Robin. These are bound by the same book binders, two in red calf, one in green, one in blue with figures of Robin and Pooh stamped in gold on the side panels. Haberdashery — A knitted hacking scarf, gloves and socks to match in Argyle plaid, yellow and brown, black and white, green and white; fleece-lined string gloves in chamois color or fawn, for riding or street wear; grey kid-angora wristlets; English box-cloth braces, a Malacca cane (the choice of a shipment of 40,000 Malacca canes) ; The Pipe Boo\ by Alfred Dunhill, or a Loewe pipe, for pipe-lovers — these are the suggestions of A. Starr Best, 1 1 N. Wabash Avenue. Jewelry — An exquisite star sapphire and diamond brooch; a beau tiful cat's eye ring; a crude rock amber necklace from Africa, very old, very unusual, a rich brown color with glints of gold, the beads of odd lozenge shapes and sises, many of them shaped by wear, the whole magnificent necklace as light as a feather in your hands — these are a few of the choice pieces of jewelry to be purchased as outstanding gifts in the artistic Diana Court shop of Henry C. Tilden, 540 N. Michigan Avenue. Bags and Purses — No matter how many she has, a woman can always use a new bag. A few of the great variety to be seen at the Arnold Bag Shop, 534 N. Michigan, are a black and gold brocaded pouch bag with an antique gold top, designed by Patou; an Elizabeth Hawes black antelope purse, square, set in a great circle of prystal which forms the handle; a grey felt hold-all bag made from a felt beret, with two large crystal knobs, and one of black faille with a dangling ball ornament made of tiny mirror paillettes. Etchings — An etching is one of the most individual gifts you can bestow. Not only does it introduce a note of charm into a room, but good etchings have a surprising way of increasing in value. The O'Brien Art Gallery, 673 N. Michigan, has an unusually fine collec tion by well-known artists, such as Eugenie Glamon, Albany Howarth, Walcot and John Groth. The subjects vary from a sleeping pussy-cat to scenes on Park Avenue, New York, and rare little glimpses of Notre Dame in Paris, and the Doges Palace. For Gardeners — Flower-lovers who do their own gardening will adore the flat red lacquered bamboo flower baskets which Yamanaka &? Co., 844 N. Michigan, are showing, and the little red lacquered kits equipped with gardening tools, scissors, knives, a little saw, a spray for bug "pizen." There's also a flower book, a first edition, beautifully illustrated in colors, which shows typical Chinese flower arrangements. It sells for $2.00 and makes an interesting gift. Small Tables- — Perhaps it's low and square and fashioned in the modern manner of mirror-glass; perhaps it's one of those interesting little three-tiered English affairs so useful for smoking accessories, books, or plants to stand beside a chair; or an oval Directoire coffee table, mirror-topped with a design etched into the glass; or a nest of Queen Anne or Louis XV tables with inlaid checker-board tops. A small table is one of the most distinctive gifts you can select. David Zork has them. 201 N. Michigan Avenue. Airplane Baggage — Air travel demands luggage as smart and ship shape in appearance as the plane itself, and light in weight, so as not to exceed the poundage allowed. Chas. T. Wilt Co., 226 S. Michigan, makers of fine luggage, will assist you in selecting the proper bag for air travel. Also bags beautifully fitted with toilet accessories which will bring joy to a lady's heart. Cine-Kodak — A gift that will last a lifetime. Travel movies, events of the day, snaps of the children as they grow up, their pets, and their adventures. It's one of the most pleasure-giving things you CUSTOM MADE GOWNS WRAPS, MANTEAUX AND COMPLETE TROUSSEAU BY ItllMfA 77 CEDAR STREET Near Lake Shore Drive for wine and ladies The lady-like crystal fig ure supports the wine glass which may be blue. ruby, amethyst, amber. green and white. In the set of six — $8.00 EDSEWATER BEACH HOTEL GIFT SHOP everyday gifts wedding gifts con mie inc. 700 N. M ICHJGAN AVE. you ik truly smart clothes at fair prices, come in and see our collection. EQUESTRIAN ASH TRAY Miniature saddle of English pigskin, fit ted with special rubber panel, that sets firmly on arm of chair. Solid brass detachable ash tray. Never rust stirrups. 1/ | j ^£f m e u r i s s e Riding Outfitters 8 S. Michigan Ave. PAOLA'S FAMOUS FRAME HANDBAG - - ¦ $3.50 in lame, velvet or French Kid Antelope Their delicate beauty and luscious interior* will make you want several for Xmas gifts. The originals are available for $16.50. ARNOLD'S BAGS 534 N. Michigan Ave. Delaware 2900 68 The Chicagoan could select for Christmas. Cine-Kodaks are moderately priced today, of a size that will fit into a man's coat-pocket or a woman's hand-bag, are not a burden to carry about, and are simple to operate. Let Aimer Coe and Co., 105 N. Wabash Avenue, demonstrate them to you. Neighbor, Neighbor! — We had a neighbor years ago who came in each Christmas Eve with a little basket of candies she'd made in her own kitchen. It was a delightful custom. At the Socatch Shop, 544 N. Michigan Avenue, you can purchase a box of delicious little cakes — little confections, really — of a size suitable for a doll's tea- party, which would make one of these delightful personal sort of gifts for your neighbor. Shaggy Moroccan Rugs — Everyone is talking about the shaggy Moroccan rugs to be seen at Ruth Brooks studio, 866 N. Wabash Avenue. These come in the white and off-white shades so favored by interior decorators today, and are world-famed. Woven of pure wool, they were designed by Miss Brooks and made for her in Morocco. In small sizes they make attractive bath-rugs, their hooped cut threads forming lovely modern patterns. You should also see a real baby white camel's hair creation recently imported. Gifts in Bronze— The well-known artist, McClelland Barclay, has designed some unusually attractive and amusing little gifts in bronze — stunning sea-lion book-ends, Scottie cigarette boxes, lily leaf and frog ash-trays, all of which were cast in his own studios. Really, they make distinctive and artistic presents and start at an amazingly low price. You will see a large collection at The Little Gallery, 222 South Michigan Avenue. Small Decorative Accessories — Eight colorful Chinese porcelain figures representing the eight immortals of China, each on its little teakwood stand; a pair of exquisite Wedgewood bowls for plants or short -stemmed flowers; a pair of larger French bowls ornamented with bits of landscape; a covered dish of white Staffordshire glass whose lid represents a mound of pears in mellow, ripe colors and green leaves — any one of these from the 820 Tower Court shop of Graw and Cuttle would make an unusually handsome Christmas gift. Custom-made Costume Accessories — A hat, scarf, gloves and purse to match, custom-made of any one of a number of beautiful woolen fabrics from which you make your selection, gay plaids as well as monotones, or of any other material you may bring in — this set would make a truly individual Christmas gift for the up-to-the- minute matron or young girl. The Custom-Made Accessory Shop, a new department at Mandel Brothers, makes this unique gift possible. There are different styles, as well as materials, to choose from. Draperies — For those who like to be up to the moment in every detail of the furnishings of their homes, Field's are featuring an exhibit of drapery fabrics designed by such well known modernists as Donald Deskey, Tom Lamb and several others whose work has won attention. The display is in the drapery section, and extends to the bright new Chintz House on the ninth floor. Seven drapery treat ments are displayed, illustrating all the new motifs, the use of ropes and buttons and other simple, but effective, tricks now in vogue. HANDKERCHIEFS — Sellet Meyers offers marvelous sale values in time for Christmas. Women's handkerchiefs of fine sheer linen with finely corded borders and hand-rolled hems, which sold at one time for $18 a dozen, are now only $6.75 the dozen, and include three hand-letters in one color or color combinations. Men's handkerchiefs of the same good quality, formerly $27.00 a dozen, are now $10 and $12 with hand-embroidered initials. Also French lingerie, marvelous bargains, handmade panties with real Alencon lace for only $1.95; slips to match for $2.95. 503 N. Michigan Avenue. Opera Wraps, Formal Gowns— "Really, no one can do the work I do," says Blenda. And we believe her. Anyone with her spirit of "to do" can accomplish wonders. Her new opera wraps and gowns in lames and velvets definitely show this spirit. Blenda's artistic temperament is expressed in her thrilling enthusiasm for her work, which is designing and creating costumes for particular, well- dressed women of all ages. Many brilliant weddings have featured her lovely gowns, which speak for themselves on such noteworthy occasions. 77 Cedar Street. November, 1933 FOREMOST in name (or a tradition of enduring excellence. Appointments, cuisine, service and comfort ... all create a luxurious charm and sense of well-being to accentuate the enjoyment of your stay, be it of short or long duration. Shops, theatres and all the rendezvous of smart New York are at your doorstep. Madiion at 46th Albert Keller, President The Ritz-Carlton of Boston is under the same management in.. i ¦¦..—in 69 THE NEW HOME OF TATMAN EVANSTON Displays many smart and useful GIFTS IN CHROMIUM New in design, lustrous, non-tarnishing, popular in price and appeal. SMOKESTACK Holds twenty cigarettes in a neat stack — modern in design — useful for the bridge and supper table. $1 .00. ARISTOCRAT ASH TRAY Portrays the striking motifs in modern architecture — one inch deep, 4 inches in diameter. Ideal for the poker table. $1.00. INDIVIDUAL CANAPE PLATE Rimmed circle holds the cock tail in place — the winged han dle assures a good one-hand ed grip. $1.00. Cocktail cup of a distinctive type, 50 cents. ROLLAROUND CIGARETTE BOX Mounted on four ballbearings — rolls across the table without marring the surface — lined in veneer wood — holds sixty cig arettes, $2.00. PLATINUM CHECKERED GLASSES Shaker with chrome top, $1.50. Old fashioneds, $7.00 a doz. Cocktails, $4.00 a doz. High balls, $4.50 a doz. Tiffin tray in polished chromium — black handles, 18 in. by 12 in. $7.50. TATMAN CHICAGO MISS CHLOE WATSON, ONE OF SOCIETY'S FAIR EST, WEARING A MIL- GRIM GOWN FROM REID-CALKINS J. D. TOLOPP Suburbia Goings-On Along the North Shore By Penelope Potter THOSE of us who have lived here all or most of our lives, are pretty apt to take the drive out along the north shore pretty much as a matter of course. Actually, it's one of the most beautiful suburban motor trips in the country, if not in the world, and packed full of interest to this particular section of the land. The names of the men who have built or occupied many of the great houses, pleasantly visible to the motorist at this leafless time of year, are names that mean much in the history of Chicago's culture and commerce. Patten, Dawes, Burnham, Hines, Hoyt, Sears, Eck stein, Dryden, Deering, Scott, Simpson, Lloyd, Butler, McCormick, Ryerson — but I could go on for paragraph after paragraph, space and time permitting, and each one would ring a bell. However, as I say, we're much more likely to cast a preoccupied eye over the shifting landscape, letting the significance of it slip past us unnoticed, and wondering instead if the speed cops of the various suburbs use motorcycles or automobiles — why the paving is so rough in some spots and so fine in others — or what we'll wear to the dinner given by the So-and-Sos that evening. Each of the towns and villages is, of course, closely and firmly con nected with Chicago as to social and philanthropic activity, but each has its own well defined life and interests, its clubs and charities, its little group of leaders and larger groups of followers. The Woman's Club of Evanston for instance, has been a thriving organization for some forty-four years, having been founded in 1889, and has played a definite part in the intellec tual, artistic and civic development of the town. The meetings are held on Tuesdays, the programs for the first, second and third Tuesdays of the month being arranged by the MISS SUSAN BADGEROW IN A CIEL BLUE LAME CREATION SHOWN BY THE SPORTS SHOP OF LAKE FOREST A Scoop That is not a Scandal MILGRIM CLOTHES can be yours again! Presented exclusively by Reid-Calkins. Original Models begin at 39.50 Milgrim Hats begin at 8.50 REID-CALKINS, Inc. THE ORRINGTON EVANSTON This after dinner coffee set in smart white at $ 10 is but one of many unusual gifts at the BLUE PARROT 1551 Sherman Avenue EVANSTON Christmas cards and wrappings TOWN AND COUNTRY CLOTHES OF DISTINCTION HE CLOTHES RACK 936 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE smart (or the dinner table J. D. Toloff Silverized Italian pottery fruit bowl and candlesticks in the fleur- de-lis pattern for the table center. Italian brocade in the antique or copied designs for the background. MERCATINO Italian Importations 1618 CHICAGO AVE. EVANSTON The Chicagoan a challenge to the epicure Until you've tasted the de licious dinners planned by Victor, Maitre de Hotel, at the Georgian — Then you just haven't enjoyed food at its finest. All the wizardry of cookery is an open book to Victor — and in his Special Sunday Dinner he demon strates his ability. Drive this Sunday to Evanston — Dine at the Georgian. It's a treat you should not deny yourself. AN ADDRESS OF DISTINCTION Cfje Georgian S. E. Corner Hinman & Davis Sts. Evanston, III. "glasses by Hattstrom & Sanders — " to the discriminating means the ultimate in style, character and in dividuality. H&S ^Custom-Bill Glasses" are designed, made and fitted by mas ter optical craftsman. Jfcttstrom cV£ander» XkstonvBiltGlasses* 3 PRESCRIPTION OPTICIANS 702 Church Street EVANSTON Abo Oak Park TO THE NOUVEAUX PAUVRES For the "newly poor" who still retain their exacting tastes, Sny der has included many charming fabrics which make decorative and inexpensive window decorations. For the "still wealthy" Snyder offers a variety of fabrics unusual and rare. Our decorators are at your serv ice for the asking. Estimates without any obligation. C. C. SNYDER, Inc. INTERIOR DECORATORS 1743 Sherman Ave. EVANSTON MISS CHARLOTTE HUB- BART, DEBUTANTE DAUGHTER OF THE RALPH HUBBARTS, IN A GOWN FROM N. A. HANNA three departments of the club: Fine Arts, Home and Education, and Social Service, while the fourth and fifth (if any) are known as gen eral club days. They start at half past ten in the morning with an "acquaintance luncheon" at noon and tea at four. The Home and Education Department, with Mrs. W. B. Turner as chairman, arranged the meeting for the fourteenth of this month, when Mrs. Benjamin Gage spoke on "Garden Notes for Fall," in the morning, with an accompanying exhibit of garden books done by Miss Lillian Anderson of The Book Shop and a charming display of Mrs. Jean June Myall's "bird filling stations." Mrs. I. A. Smothers was chairman of the fashion show which was the afternoon enter- tainment, given by Blum's Vogue, with Mrs. William Edward Lamb in charge, which followed a talk on reducing and rejuvenation deliv ered by Edyth Diedrich, Baroness von Able Boineburg, official beauty adviser of all the Shubert theatrical productions. On the twenty-first of this month, the Social Service department has planned to have the first lecture in the mental hygiene series, with Dr. William S. Sadler speaking before luncheon on "The Self Realisation Drive," in the afternoon there will be a joint meeting with the Daughters of the American Revolution, when Ellery Walter, the man who went around the world on one leg, will talk on "Man churia: Chinese, Japanese or Russian?" Mrs. Walter D. Burr is president of the Woman's Club this year, with Mrs. Perkins Bass as first vice-president, Mrs. William Sherman Carson as second vice-president, and Mrs. Guy M. Pelton, third vice- president and program chairman. Mrs. Harry I. Ward is the recording secretary, Mrs. Stewart V. Ayars the corresponding secretary and Mrs. J. Ralph Grover the treasurer. On the other side of town, the Evanston Coun try Club has for years been one of the favorite spots for the gather ing of the clans. Mr. Elmer Bersbach is president of the club, and he and his committees have arranged all sorts of diversions for the winter months. One Wednesday night a month is given over to exciting duplicate ROSE TAFFETA, WILK BORDERED AND PIPED IN SILVER FORM GRACEFUL OVER-DRAPERIES FOR THIS BEDROOM, DECORATED BY C. C. SNYDER, EVANSTON 66 as thousands cheer 99 repeal! t And with repeal the re naissance of the almost lost art of wining and dining. And with the re vival of that art comes renewed interest in the characterization of formal clothes. For it is just as essential to be gowned according to the nicest standards of fashion as it is to be well versed in the fine old traditions of for mal wining and dining. Miss Hanna recognizes this new interest in her formal fashions for the holidays. n. a. hanna SPANISH COURT W I L M E T T E THANKSGIVING GOODIES THAT ARE GOOD Fruit cakes, Plum pudding, Mince pies, nuts salted in table butter, Homemade jellies, Parker house rolls. « COMMUNITY KITCHEN EVANSTON 600 Davis St. University 8300 Thank your Mother with a lovely Floral Center- piece for her Thanksgiving Table JAEGERFLORISTS CHICAGO AT GROVE EVANSTON Greenleaf 3842 and 9857 SHOP ON THE NORTH SHORE November, 1933 Distinctive CANOPIES Fine canopy work demands excellence in both materials and workmanship. Even more insistently, it calls for correct ness of design — for sound artistic sense in planning and execution. The experience and reputa tion of Carpenter in fine canvas work is your best as surance of complete satis faction. Rental canopies avail able for weddings and special occasions. Ask for folder on "Fine Canopies." EST. 1840 GEO-B-CMffErfEER*CO. Craftsmen in Canvas 440 NORTH WELLS STREET Chicago SUPerior 9700 Best Way to Majorca and SPAIN Save time and money . . . sail over the sunny Southern route, in a luxu rious Spanish Transatlan tic Liner . . . serving choice Spanish beverages at all meals, with the cap tain's compliments! For Booklet X, ask any travel agency or &pam*i) transatlantic Hint 173 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago State 8615 Couthoui for Tickets — In Leading Hotels and Smart Clubs contract tournaments for both the men and women, and every Mon day afternoon from now until next summer is set aside for delightful bridge parties for the ladies. Mrs. Ralph Pierce is chairman of the bridge committee, and each month one of the contract enthusiasts takes on the job of managing the weekly affairs, planning the tea and collecting a group of assistant hostesses to pour. Mrs. C. Marshall Rogers was in charge during October, and Mrs. Ralph Church is the November hostess. Great interest and friendly rivalry prevails at the club on Monday and Tuesday nights, when the men's bowling teams, captained by Allen Battle, Marshall Rogers, Henry A. Webster, Thomas Lord, Arthur Boettcher, E. B. Billow and Raymond Y. Sanders, meet to play off their matches. In fact, so successful have these tournaments been, that the women, with Mrs. Marcus Hobart as prime instigator, are even now organising to go in for similar activities. Other November celebrations at the club include "Casino Night'1 on the tenth, with dancing, bowling, ping pong and bridge for enter tainment; the United States premiere of Ian Hay's comedy, Mr. Faint Heart, on the seventeenth, in which several pretty buds of the season, Miss Barbara Beal among them, will take part; and the Thanksgiving ball on the twenty- fourth. During the past fortnight, that enterprising group of young women, the Evanston Junior League, has been busy as bees running an Old Book sale at 517 Davis street, with some nine thousand volumes to be disposed of for a quarter apiece. And now that this is over, they are planning a winter supper dance for members and their beaux, which will be held in December, probably just before Christmas. Mrs. Alfred Taylor is president of the League this year, with Mrs. Joseph Falcon as vice-president, Miss Helen Chapman as the place ment chairman, Miss Margaret Harding the recording secretary, Miss Helen Sargent the corresponding secretary and Mrs. Drennan Slater as treasurer. Mrs. Francis Huffman is in charge of the news sheet, Mrs. Anan Raymond has the job of magazine editor, Miss Alicia Barber is publicity chairman and Mrs. Carol Alton chairman of arts and industries. Much in the limelight just now is that most appealing Evanston organization, The Cradle, where homeless babies are cared for until they are adopted — a beautifully run little creche that has a distinct niche in the memory of anyone who has ever seen it. Their eleventh annual dinner dance was held at the Drake on the tenth of November with Mrs. Howard W. Fenton at the helm. Everything for the party was donated — Phil Harris' music, the lovely decorations of pink roses and tiny blue lights, even the gardenias. Mrs. Louise DeKoven Phelps — one of the hardworking board mem bers whose real interest and devotion to The Cradle was evidenced by her adoption last month of a six weeks old baby boy — Mrs. Augustus Eddy, Mrs. Buckingham Chandler, Mrs. Frederick H. Scott, Mrs. Melvin A. Traylor, Mrs. Walter B. Wolf, Mrs. A. Fenton Burridge, Mrs. K. V. R. Nicol, Mrs. Lucius A. Crowell, Mrs. Thomas C. Galloway, and Mrs. John C. Slade are among the women who made the party the bright and shining success it was. Mrs. William B. Walrath, founder and guiding spirit of The Cradle (and I regret that I haven't pages and pages in which to tell you of her splendid and unselfish work, the sweetness of her smile and the warmth of her personality) has taken on recently another task for the benefit of the creche — speaking over the radio on Friday and Sunday afternoons at a quarter of three on station WLS. For several decades, the north shore villages and other suburbs of Chicago have kept alive one of the best of our local philanthropies — Arden Shore, a camp for undernourished boys in the winter and a summer camp for mothers and children. Each town has a chairman and a hard working committee that raises money, collects contributions and mends and sews for the camp. Mrs. Kingman Douglass of Lake Forest is president of the Arden Shore Board; Mrs. E. R. Fifield is chairman of the Chicago commit tee, which has decided not to have their annual ball this year but which is at this moment putting on an enormous "dollar-or-more" drive; while the other suburban chairmen include Mrs. Cassius F. Biggert for Evanston; Mrs. Frederick Tilt for Wilmette; Mrs. Alfred McDougal for Kenilworth; Mrs. Arthur J. Mitchell for Winnetka; Mrs. John Eugene Davis for Glencoe; Mrs. Harry A. Sellery for Ravinia; Mrs. George W. Childs for Highland Park; Mrs. Phelps Kelley for Lake Forest; Mrs. Richard E. Crawford for Lake Bluff, and Mrs. Robert Hilton for Barrington. G lloumusttni ravissimo [GRAVY DE LUXE] • You can take an ordinary, run- of-the-mill gravy and make it the "kick ~k feature of a meal — this simple way: to each cupful ef gravy add one teaspoon of Lea & Perms Sauce. (If you like, add a few drops of Lea & Perrins at the table to the gravy on your plate). Then your gravy will enhance the taste of every thing it touches because Lea & Perrins has the power to bring out hidden flavors. Do buy a bottle and try it. You'ie missing something if you don't. FREE NEW BOOK— 48 pages — gives 140 ways to tempt appe tites. Glad to send it free of charge. Write postal to Lea & Perrins, Inc., 255 West Street, New York. LEA & PERRINS Sauce % THE ORIGINAL WORCESTERSHIRE your advance agent a Wherever you go in these United States or Canada — you can be assured of a gracious welcome and a pleas ant room in the hotel of your choice. Simply 'phone The Chi cagoan — and we wire for a reservation. The number is HARRISON 0 0 3 5 Put it away and don't forget about it. the CHICAGOAN hotel service 72 The Chicagoan FINE WINES . . . the same in all but SPELLING For three senerations the name MOUQUIN has represented the world's finest wines. Repeal and Mouquin will again place the greatest names in wines, cham pagnes, brandies, cordials, et al., be fore the American connoisseur. Mou quin, Inc., 160 East Illinois St., Chi cago. A fete of the WINES (After Repeal) Chateau Margaux Chateau Yquem Chateau La Tour Chateau Rosemont Chateau j La France St. Estephe St. Emilion St. Julien Amontillado Chambertin Beaune Pommard Chablls Nuits St. Georges Volnay Sparkling Burgundy Tawny Port I m ported Scotch French Brandies Riesling Chianti Vermouth m LEAVING THE LOOP Away from the Loop— away from entertaining— away from business cares, will be the Chi- cagoan's goal this winter. Free dom from financial worry en route is assured if the travel funds carried are AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHEQUES Porule at banfc and Express offices Catering by GAPER Provides the utmost in excellence of cuisine, distinguished appoint ments and flawless service. GAPER CATERING CO. 161 E. Chicago Ave. Superior 8736 Old Wines for the New Deal And the Glasses to Use By The Hostess THE people who like to fit names to epochs — or perhaps those who try to make epochs fit their names — tell us that we are entering a new one. Out of the Ja^s Age, through the De pression and on, with flying colors, into the Age of Elegance — that, they say, is the route. At any moment, presumably, we will have completed the cycle that began when our grandmothers wore rustling silks and our grandfathers discussed the niceties of decanting wine and pouring it out of the bottle. Graciousness is one of the words of the day; the grand manner is staging a revival; even politeness is coming back; old standards are being brought down out of the attic, cleaned, polished and returned to use as delightful antiques. You see it in the trailing gowns, the new novels-with-a-plot, and in the current advertising; particularly in the advertising. The curious thing is that the return to elegance seems to be linked up with depression and the death throes of prohibition. Hard liquor — soft voices; pro hibition — roistering and incontinence; repeal- mannerly manners. The concomitant back to the home move ment — or perhaps I should say trend since it is completely unorganized, unofficial and individ ualistic — is not likely to go far enough to alarm the inn keeper as long as he continues to im prove the soups, coffees and other items that used to explain why girls stayed home. How ever, dining in is having a sufficient renascence to cause serious inquiry into the subject of how to serve legal liquor like a lady (gentleman spoils the alliteration). Cocktails and highballs will be easy. It is telling the government no news to say that pretty good ingredients have been obtainable right along. Repeal won't make much difference except that the drinks will probably cost more after the tax masters of the nation begin collecting revenue on them. The young bloods — and old — who want their fire water fiery will probably continue to have it so. Those who waited to have their thirst legalized can take lessons from these. On the other hand, during prohibition good wines fled this part of the earth. Now a racial memory has been stirred of other days, other ways, and there is discernible a desire for milder spirits that stim ulate but not inflame, wines that whet the appetite without blunting the taste, beverages that cause a glow rather than a conflagration. For this reason the thoughtful host and hostess must try to recover the lost art of wining. The cocktail and highball glass need not fall into dis repute or disuse but the wine glass will be hauled out of the store room and the chances are that nobody will know how to use the darn thing. Or if some body happens to remember the difference between a cordial and a claret the glasses will probably be unsuitable on the modern table and the owner will have to start all over again. If you wish to identify your old glasses or to equip yourself with new ones you might give them the capacity and height tests suggested by the Libbey Glass Company. Champagne glasses, they say, are the kings of the table, having a capacity of 5 to 5J/2 ounces and attaining an average height of 5j/4 to 6|4 inches, though a certain tall species may stand as high as 7 inches on their glass feet. The Rhine wine glass comes next. It holds 4 ounces and attains a possible height of 5 to 5Yi inches, though some of them are a puny l]/i. Clarets are big fellows containing 4 ounces and soaring 4 13/16 to 5% inches. Burgundies and ports have a uniform height of AYi inches and generally contain 3 ounces, -& IF YOU MIX 'EM YOU GOT TO STIR EM -BUT NOT WITH A SPOON The Spoon is the Enemy of the Hish-ball. BILLY BAXTER CLUB SODA and GINGER ALE ARE SELF-STIRRING they mix a high-ball thoroughly without stirring out the bubbles. If you don't know the right way to mix 'em, or why stirring with a spoon ruins a high-ball, write for booklet Dorothy S. If you know how to mix fine high-balls, call your dealer for Billy Baxter — world's highest carbonation, positively self- stirring. THE RED RAVEN CORPORATION CH E I WICK, PA. OTTO SCHMIDT PRODUCTS CO. DISTRIBUTORS FOR CHICAGO 1229 S. Wabash Avenue Who's Afraid of COCKTAILS now? One good ingredient de serves another. So use Abbott's Bitters for bet ter flavoring in all cock tails and long drinks. Blends all ingredients into a smoother mix. On sale since 1872. The best of bitters, thank you ! ORDER BY MAIL Send 25c (stamps or coin) for full-size 50c bottle of ABBOTT'S. Writ* : ABBOTT'S BITTERS C-ll, Baltimore. Md. BITTERS STREETERVILLE AND EAST END GARAGES Cars Called for and Delivered Samuel Urow, Prop. 169 to 205 E. 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ALLEN Vice Pres. and Pass'r Traffic Manager Rock Island Lines 709 La Salle St. Station, Chicago, 111. 1469 ROCK ISLAND THE ROAD OF UNUSUAL SERVICE Read Current Entertainment A concisely critical survey of the civil' ised interests of the Town on page 6 of this and every issue of THE CHICAGOAN though the latter may be half an ounce short of that volume. Sherries, sometimes used also for creme de menthe, hold 2 ounces, usually in a 4j/£ to 47/& inch tapered bowl. Cordials, as even you and I might have known, are the small members of the family, capable of dispensing only one ounce and standing 3 J/8 to 3% inches above table level. This information, we are told, is based on the best European practice. While the American remains a novice, the Libbey company recommends a simplifica' tion of the vinous ritual and will itself make only four types of wine glasses plus the cocktail, to wit, champagne, claret (said to be suitable for most wines), sherry and cordial. Similarly, Marshall Field's experts have been crystal gazing into the past, present, and future of stemware in order that repeal shall not find them either uninformed or unprepared. I am told that they are about to issue an authorita' tive statement on proper usage and will be ready to act as mentors when samples of the new wine glasses make their public appearance. A recently published work on wines by Philip M. Wagner describes the stemware of the connoisseur as thin, uncolored glass. It should be as clear as possible in order to dis' play to greatest advantage the visual beauty of the wine. The stem is necessary in order that the gourmet can lift the glass to the light, twirl it and admire the wine without smearing the bowl. The glass should be sufficiently large to contain a full-sized drink with enough room left over (preferably about one'third) to permit the proper twirling and swishing. And finally, the glass should be so designed as to enable the wine to develop its bouquet and delight a third sense of the connoisseur; for this purpose a tulip shaped bowl is considered best. "A wineglass of ruby or green," says Mr. Wagner, "may deserve and receive the connoisseur's admiration as an example of the glassblower's art, but he will pour no wine into it A glass with elaborate etching upon it distracts attention from the wine itself.'" Just to show what dealers think of the connoisseurship of the American public, nobody whom I have been able to discover is particularly featuring the unadorned clear white glass described above. Spaulding'Gorham offer, without undue emphasis and among many other patterns, fine clear crystal in hollow stemmed champagne, sauterne and cordial glasses. These will satisfy the oenophile; but those persons who find them too chaste may com' promise by having them monogrammed. Mr. Wagner himself says that there are few authentic connois' seurs in the United States. By inference, therefore, we have good authority for losing our hearts to any number of the colored glasses shown in Carson Pirie Scott's little corner yclept Cheerio. There are some stunning wine sets (bottles and glasses) in luscious reds and greens and some beautifully shaped cordials in blue, green and yellow. Best of all there is an imported set (Swedish) including a tall, graceful decanter, wine glasses and a tray in smoked glass that would tempt the most teetotal teetotaler. Incidentally, the same collection includes an automatic cocktail shaker that bears inspection. While we are on the subject of cocktails, I *- must not withhold mention of a discovery I f made at the Marie deVore gift shop at the Drake. There is the perfect one armed cocktail and canape set, a small plate with a circle cut out of the rim and a glass fitted into the hole. The glass slides out easily when called into service but remains snug and tip'proof in its little nest when the user nibbles his anchovy or mingles with the other guests. It comes in lustrous Danish pewter. Tatmans are showing the usual attractive cocktail and highball glasses colored and decorated amusingly. When it comes to the things used at the table, they will match their customers' own stemware in the proper champagne, claret, sherry, et al. That is, if the customers have the strength of character to keep from clearing out all their old things and refurnishing the glass closet with some of the enchanting new patterns. If you entertain — f 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. 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