Holiday Number *j% Price 25 Cents ik e CUICAGOAN NOTEWORTHY CHICACOANS-BY JOSEPH P. POLLARD NIGHTS ABOUT TOWN-BY PATRICK McHUGH I DO MY PART-BY MEYER LEVIN on board the "Santa Rosa" PHOTOGRAPHED IN NATURAL COLOR Look out — not upon Park Avenue, the Rue de la Paix or Mayfair; but upon the blue Caribbean. Look up — through the spacious dome which rolls open, that you may dine graciously under tropical skies. Look about you — gay and congenial shipmates, who assure the success of your cruise really South this season. Enjoy every luxury of trans- Atlantic travel on a new GRACE "Santa" — all outside rooms, each with bath; largest out door tiled pool. Fortnightly one of these famous liners sails from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Victoria and Seattle, visiting en route Havana, Colombia, Panama Canal, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, where only GRACE Line stops. See your travel agent or write GRACE Line: Dept. C-Twenty-eight, 10 Hanover Sq., N. Y.; or 230 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago ; or 2 Pine St., San Francisco ; or 525 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles. way this winter Shopping for Christmas cant help but be as much fun as Christmas it self, if you go straight to the Answer Shop* or Christmas Court.* There are so many new things (guaranteed to please people who have EVERY THING) and so many smartly useful things as well (for people who admire efficiency). The salespeople in both the Answer Shop and Christmas Court are eager to help with good suggestions if you need them. J:?< >' •": "$ '\ • -. Christmas Court is on the second floor, State. Here you will find amusing gift suggestions from the whole store gath ered together for your convenience. MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY THE STORE OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT % < ¦ ' . X\T The Answer Shop, that happy hunt- ing ground for masculine gifts, is on the fifth floor of The Store for Men. Ex press elevators take you straight there. Holiday Dumber 3 Contents HAPPY NEW YEAR, by Burnham C. Curtis 1 A CALENDAR OF HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT 6 EDITORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 17 CHICAGOANA, by Donald Campbell Plant 19 NOTEWORTHY CHICAGOANS OF 1933, by Joseph P. Pollard 23 I DO MY PART, by Meyer Levin 25 A CHRISTMAS MYSTERY, by Edward Everett Altrock 26 WHAT PRICE CONNOISSEURS, by Ernest Byfield 27 CHICAGO BY NIGHT, by A. George Miller 28 NIGHTS ABOUT TOWN, by Patrick McHugh 29 A THEATRICAL HALLUCINATION, by William C. Boyden 31 MUSIC OF THE MONTH, by Karleton Hackett 32 FILMS OF A FEATHER, by William R. Weaver 34 THE SPORT DIAL 36 WINTER SPORTS, by Kenneth D. Fry 37 TRAVEL BEGINS AT HOME, by The Drifter 39 FASHIONS AND FRILLS, by Mrs. Ford Carter 41 THE SAME TO YOU, by the Editors 44-51 SHOPS ABOUT TOWN, by The Chicagoenne 55 TO READ OR NOT, by Marjorie Kaye 63 HIGHLIGHTS AND SMUDGES, by Edward Millman 64 THE HOLIDAY TABLE, by The Hostess 69 THE CHICAGOAN— William R. Weaver, Editor; E. S. Clifford, General Manager— is pub lished monthly by The Chicagoan Publishing Company. Martin Quigley, President, 407 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111. Harrison 0035. A. E. Holt, Advertising Manager. New York Office, 1790 Broadway. Los Angeles Office, Pacific States Life Bldg. Pacific Coast Office, Simpson- Reilly, Bendix Building, Los Angeles; Russ Bldg., San Francisco. Subscription, $2.00 annually; single copy 25c. Vol. XIV, No. 5, December, 1933. Copyright, 1933. Entered as second class matter August 19, 1931, at the Post Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. To Good Health & Good Cheer I ET Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer grace the festive board • • . it's hearty and healthy— sociable and sensible, the best of the better beers, . . . And after you order it once, it will become your standing order — for holidays and other days as well. PABST BLUE RIBBON BEER © 1931! PRKMJEK-F'ARPT Holiday Number iforaia and So. Arizona hold happy answers to the old winter vacation quandary — where to go to laze or play in the sunny out-ofdoors THECHIEF,fastest and most exclusive of California limit- eds, daily leads a fleet of fine Santa Fe trains over the shortest route to Los Angeles, with Fred Harvey dining service throughout. Arizona and again this winter — a Phoenix Pullman tri weekly on THE CHIEF. Daily Phoenix and Grand Canyon Pull mans, too, on the Grand Canyon Limited. Big reduction in Santa Fe one way and round trip fares Decem ber i st. Pullman surcharge discontinued same date- Jlflait Coupon. ! W.J.BLACK,P.T.M., Santa Fe System Lines 1 1208 Railway Exchange, Chicago ! Please send booklets concerning Santa Fe ! winter trips and trains. | Name ! Address STAGE (Curtains 8:30 and 2:30 p. tin., Matinees Wednesday and Saturday unless otherwise indicated.) Drama DANGEROUS CORNER— Cort, I 32 N. Dearborn. Central 00I9. J. B. Priestly's play about what would happen if a group of neurotic diners told the whole truth about their lives. SAILOR, BEWARE!— Selwyn, 1 80 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Rabelaisian comedy about what fun our sailors have when they're on shore leave; ribald and rollicking. TABLES Dusk Till Dawn 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. Princess Ahi heads the entertainment. EMPIRE ROOM — Palmer House. Randolph 7500. Smart dinner-and-supper room, beautifully decorated and lighted; Paul Draper, dancer, and the Twelve 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. Jack Russell and his orchestra play and the floorshow is great. CHEZ PAREE — Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1 655. One of the hand somest night spots in Town and certainly one of the best floorshows. Harry Riehman heads the show till New Year's. Vincent Lopez and his orchestra play. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Franklin 2I00. The goodole Byfield Basement with Paul Ash and his band playing nightly. There is some superior enter tainment. FRED HARVEY — 308 S. Michigan. Harrison I060. Dancing in the Embassy Room. Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra play. 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. There's a floorshow. BLUE ROOM — La Salle Hotel. Franklin 0700. The new Blue night spot in the Loop. Clyde Lucas and his orchestra provide the music. WALNUT ROOM— Bismarck Hotel. Central 0I23. Floorshow. Ted Weems and his orchestra and Bob Nolan as master of ceremonies. ORIENTAL GARDENS— 23 W. Randolph. State 4596. Dan Russo and his Orioles play and Peggy Forbes is featured. 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. BLUE GROTTA— Wabash and Van Buren. Webster 1 237. Don Pedro and his orchestra featuring Alfreda and Dolores. STEAMSHIP OLLIE— I7I2 E. 7 1st. Dorchester 5250. Skipper Millhouse and his Crew play; Henriques and Adrienne, international dance team, head the floorshow. Nautical atmosphere. 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 orices. 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. STALEY'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 2315. Meet and drink at the Mahogany Bar. Specializing in charcoal broiled steaks and chops. Moderate prices. REFRESHING ANSWER to the question 'WHERE TO DINE" Dine and Dance where sophisticated atmosphere, superla tive food, flawless service and sparklins entertainment intrigue you. DINNER $1.75 NO COVER CHARGE * The Best Place Town for <JAN23 S.S.LURLINE SOUTH SEAS AND ORIENTAL gJe HinwCH' auissra a "THE DECK," NEW MARINE BLUE TAP ROOM OF THE SENECA HOTEL. THE NAME WAS CHOSEN BY A CONTEST AMONG HOUSE GUESTS AND FRIENDS. /rom$l,000-INCLUDING OVER 30 SHORE EXCURSIONS The ALL-INCLUSIVE Cruise. No extra charge for the 30 scheduled de luxe shore trips at Pacific ports, palpitant with subtle enchantment. 81 days, 24,000 miles on the unsurpassed, new, cruise-ship, "Lurline." South Seas, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Orient (PEIPING, BALI included.) Long-experienced managerial skill. SAILING /VomSAN FRANCISCO Jan. 23 /romLOSANGELES/fm.:'* Returning to San Francitco Apr. 14, 1 934 Fascinating, factual Pro s p e c t u s offered by your travel agency or THE OCEANIC STEAMSHIP CO. MATSON LINE 230 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago RANdolph 8344 6 The Chicagoan (^/"^tfteafeft nam&f &n -^/^^/FLEISCHMAMS DRY GIN ^ lHE sponsors of Fleischmann's Dry Gin are proud to present what they believe to be the finest gin that modern science and human skill can produce. Since 1870, with only one interruption, Fleischmann's have been distilling this famous product. For more than half a century, connoisseurs who have tasted the best the world has to offer have proclaimed ;Ptg ©in it a truly superior gin in every respect. Fleischmann's is an absolutely pure gin, free from all foreign substances, many-times- distilled from selected American grains. It is intended for those who desire to serve only the best — who know that fine gin drinks can be made only with the finest gin. Today, when assurance of quality is so im portant, the names that stand behind this gin are your guarantee of quality unsurpassed. Lookfortheredandyellowlabelandthepilfer- proof cap on each bottle. Sole distributor: PENN- MARYLAND COMPANY, Inc. NEW YORK, N. Y. This advertisement is not intended to offer this product for sale or delivery in any state or community wherein the advertising, sale or use thereof is unlawful. Holiday Dumber 7 ~l The South beckons and again POWELL offers the correct wearing apparel . Whether it be for sea shore or ocean travel, POWELL has not only the correct but the unusual. The tunic frock, rejuvenated and resplendent, the gnome hat, high and piquant, the turn-about dance frock, with all its interest fluttering toward the back-fashions of the present, and of the future. Upwards from $22.50. POWELL 700 NORTH MICHIGAN J HARRY RICHMAN CUTS THE CAKE BAKED IN CELEBRA TION OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF MANDEL BROTHERS' BEAUTY SALON AS LEAH RAY, LEON MAN- DEL AND DORIS LEEDS, MANAGER OF THE BEAUTY SHOP, LOOK ON AMUSEDLY. BLUE RIBBON SPA — Corner of Jackson and Michisan. A srand silver and black bar with a Harding's steam table. MISS LINDQUIST'S CAFE— 5540 Hyde Park Blvd. Midway 7809. The only place on the south side serving smorgasbord. Breakfast, luncheon and dinner, and strictly home-cooking. 885 CLUB — 885 Rush. Delaware 0885. European atmosphere and choice French menu. Complete wine and liquor list. WAGTAYLE'S WAFFLE SHOP— 1205 Loyola Avenue. Briargate 3989. Another northside spot popular with the late-at-nighters. CHARM HOUSE— 800 N. Michigan. Superior 4781. At the Old Water Tower. Quaint, beautiful interior, excellent cuisine and service and reasonable prices. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 2322. The home of the famous strawberry waffle whether it be early or late. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0840. Corned beef and cabbage and other good old American dishes. THE VERA MEGOWEN RESTAURANT— 501 Davis, Evanston. A smart dining spot where Evanstonions and northsiders like to meet and eat. LA PARISIENNE— 127 E. Oak. Superior 3181. Coffee, patisserie de choix, ices and served after the Parisian manner. A BIT OF SWEDEN— ION Rush. Delaware 1492. European cooking and atmos phere. Famous for its smorgasbord. SALLY'S WAFFLE SHOP— 4650 Sheridan Road. Sunnyside 5685. One of the northside's institutions; grand place for after-a-night-of-it breakfast. 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. PHELPS & PHELPS COLONIAL TEA ROOM— 6324 Woodlawn. Hyde Park 6324. Serving excellent foods in the simple, homelike Early American style with Colonial atmosphere. WAX WORKS FOR CHRISTMAS "BITTER SWEET"— SELECTION, Parts I and II— Victor. Twelve inch disc of Noel Coward's operetta score played by Jack Hylton and his orchestra with vocal chorus and recorded in Europe. Part I: "Tokay," "If Love Were All," "Zigeuner," "The Call of Life." Part II: "Ladies of the Town," "I'll See You Again," "Dear Little Girl," "Kiss Me." One for the library. LET 'EM EAT CAKE— Brunswick. From the revue "Let 'Em Eat Cake" (sequel to "Of Thee I Sing"), played by Victor Young and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Dick Robertson. Reverse: "Mine" from the same show and by the same band. Vocal chorus by Frank Sylvano. LOVE PASSES ME BY— Brunswick. From "The Worst Woman in Paris," by Gus Arnheim and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Jimmy Newell. Reverse: "Summer Is Over," same outfit with vocal chorus by Meri Bell. EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS— Brunswick. Reverse: "My Dancing Lady." Both from "Dancing Lady," played by Freddy Martin and his orchestra with vocal chorus by Elmer Feldkamp. MRS. JOSEPH WOLF, GUIDING STAR OF THE DEBORAH WOMEN'S CLUB, MAKES A PLEA FOR 1500 UNDERPRIVI LEGED BOYS. THE DEB ORAH BOYS' FETE WAS HELD DECEMBER 14 AND 15 IN THE GOLD ROOM OF THE CONGRESS. The Chicagoan MAN DEL BROTHERS for Christmas Gift IDEAS First Floor — Wabash sT r*" ^ l> For the Gift He Would Choose for Himself . . . MandeTs Men's Shops Because these exclusive shops specialize in quality merchandise for discriminating men! If you choose HIS gift here, you can be as sure of its smartness and correctness as though "Jives" himself supervised your selection. For His Leisure Hours • Silk Lined Crepe Robe $22.50 • Jacquard Silk Pajamas $8.95 • Silver-plated 8 pc. Cocktail set $12.50 • Kid Opera Slippers $3.50 .». In the Formal Manner • Sterling cigarette case $10 • Jacquard white scarf $5 • Formal tie $1 • Formal kid gloves $3.50 • Silk Topper _ $15 • Swank formal set $5 • Belt and buckle set $5.50 • Genuine Dunhill pipe $10 CELEBRATE In the Grand Manner NEW YEAR'S EVE at the Tradition-laden CONGRESS REVELRY in Two Famous Rooms JOSEPH URBAN ROOM A CHAMPAGNE SETTING FOR CHICAGO'S SOPHIS TICATES! CARLOS MOLINA and his SUPERB 16-piece ORCHES TRA. Ten Dollars per Plate, includ ing Supper and Favors. POMPEIAN GRILL ROOM ART KASSEL and his Incom parable Music. Stroll Down Peacock Alley! Ride on the Merry-Go-Round Bar! Six Dollars per Plate, includ ing Supper and Favors. SMART FLOOR SHOW featuring ROBERT ROYCE in both rooms. CONGRESS HOTEL W^c&m^ M& Qwzefc At Staley's the discriminat ing diner will find every thing essential and nothing inimical to the fine art of dining well. Here the de lights of really good food and drink are heightened by deft service and serene sur roundings, never dimmed by dine-and-dance glitter and blare. . . . Tonight is not too soon for your initial visit to Staley's and your introduc tion to that gourmet's treas ure, Staley's charcoal broiled steaks. . . . And consider, when you are here, how pleasant it would be to wel come the New Year at Staley's. 127 S.WELLS ST. DEARBORN 4007 COME to ^(ftetdUL iViTWiMa*; /(JNNE of those pleasant \_y places of this earth; graciously smart, languor- ously lovely . . . set in romantic southern Calif ornia and host to distin guished guests for more than four decades. Across the bay from San Diego and near neighbor to quaint old Mexico. Send for copy of souvenir pictorial bro chure describing Cali- forma's enchanting Southland. CORONADO BEACH CALIFORNIA Turn to SHOPS ABOUT TOWN Page 55 For Gift Suggestions NOT FOR ALL THE RICE IN CHINA— Victor. Paul Whiteman presents Roy Bargy and Ramona with trumpet, clarinet and guitar. From "As Thousands Cheer." Reverse: "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore." Paul Whiteman pre sents Ramona and her grand piano. THEY CALL ME SISTER HONKY TON K— Brunswick. Reverse:- "I Want You— I Need You," both from the film "I'm No Angel" and both sung by Mae West. HEAT WAVE— Brunswick. Reverse: "Not for All the Rice in China." Both num bers from "As Thousands Cheer," played by Glen Gray and his Casa Loma orchestra with vocal refrains by Mildred Bailey. EASTER PARADE— Brunswick. Other side: "How's Chances?", both from "As Thousands Cheer," by Freddy Martin and his orchestra with vocal choruses by Elmer Feldkamp and by a trio. MOOD INDIGO — Brunswick. Reverse: "Black and Tan Fantasy," both played by Duke Ellington and his famous orchestra. LADY WITH THE FAN— Victor. From "Cotton Club Revue of 1933." Cab Calloway and his Cotton Club orchestra. Vocal refrain by Cab Calloway. Reverse: "Father's Got His Glasses On," by the great Calloway outfit with refrain by Cab. GOOD-NIGHT LITTLE GIRL OF MY DREAMS— Victor. Henry King and his Hotel Pierre. Orchestra, with vocal refrain by Joseph Sudy. Reverse: "Don't You Remember Me?" by the same orchestra and vocalist. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES— Victor. From the musical show "Roberta." Paul Whiteman and his orchestra with vocal refrain by Bob Lawrence. Reverse: "Something Had to Happen," from the same show, by Paul Whiteman with Ramona singing the refrain. YESTERDAY — Brunswick. Reverse: ."Let's Begin," both from "Roberta." By Leo Reisman and his orchestra with refrains by Sally Singer. SHE LOVES ME NOT— Brunswick. Reverse: "After All, You're All I'm After," both from "She Loves Me Not." Leo Reisman and his orchestra with vocal choruses by John Beal, the lead in the show. LET'S BEGIN — Victor. Reverse: "Touch of Your Hand." Both from "Robei played by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra with vocal refrains by Rarr and Jack Fulton. AS THOUSANDS CHEER— Victor. Another of RCA Victor's swell Ace twelve inch discs with Paul Whiteman in a tabloid version of the mu: comedy. Reverse: Whiteman and people in a tabloid version of "Let Eat Cake," sequel to "Of Thee I Sing." A record for that library. It's cheaper this season the Golden State way— rail and Pullman charges great ly reduced De cember first-J GO VIA ^Jjelu uxe Golden State LIMITED No Extra Fare Rock Island -Southern Pacific TO ARIZONA CALIFORNIA A Thousand Sunny Miles Through the Garden of Allah Unusual Service To An Unusual Land Fastest and Finest to Phoenix. The direct way of low altitude comfort to San Diego -Coro- nado, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. And the only through service to El Paso-Juarez, Tucson, lndio, Palm Springs and Agua Caliente. For further information, apply to L. H. McCORMICK General Agent Passenger Department Rock Island Lines 179 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, III. Phone Wabash 3200 1471' ROCK ISLAND THE ROAD OF UNUSUAL SERVICE STARTING CHRISTMAS DAY +C*-k* FOUR STARS FROM LIBERTY "One of the Great, If not the Greatest Picture of 1033," »nj* Rob Wagner, f°* A CT I C STATE AT L*/A.3 ILL MADISON 10 Are you looking for for Christmas Gifts ** Here are Elizabeth Arden's Suggestions Elizabeth Arden herself selected this group of suggestions. She be lieves they will prove a happy inspiration in your search for gifts of exceptional loveliness • To give a creation of Elizabeth Arden is to give beauty itself. There cannot be a happier choice. Powder Ensemble... Five shades of Illusion Powder, ideal for guest room $3.50 Ardenette Duet... Matching Lipstick and Compact in bright enamel. Single compact $5.50 Double $6.50 Lipstick Ensemble... Six Lipsticks in six costume shades . . $7.50 Individual Lipsticks, eight shades $1.50 Perfumes... La Joie, Le Reve, L'Amour, L'Elan, Tuberose and Moon Moss, atomizer included, $7.50 to $125 . Twin Perfumes, $5 Jewel Compact.. .thin, square, golden. ..with matching lipstick which opens automatically when you press the little jeweled catch. Compact, single, $2; double,$2.50. Lipstick, $1.50. New Evening Case... One side contains make-up accessories and tiny comb. Other side is cigarette case with holder and matches. Silver, monogrammed in black, $25. Black enamel, silver monogram,$30 Ardenette Trio... Compact, Matching Lipstick and Perfume . . $9 Illusion Powder... In thirteen lovely shades $3 Luxurious Soaps... Delicately fragrant imported soap, scented with Ambre,Allamanda and Jasmine .... Three cakes, $3 Bath Powder... In glazed box with swansdown puff. June Geranium, Jasmine, Allamanda and Ambre $5 II al li Halts.. .Pulverized crystals in handsome jars to match bath powder in fragrance $5 Imperial Batb Essence... Concentrated fragrance for the bath. Ambre, $5 Jasmine, $6.50 Leather Perfume Case... Containing four bottles and special atom izer, without perfume, $20 . . . . with perfume, $32.50 Bathodomes . . . Elizabeth Arden's famous soap scented with June Gera nium or Jasmine. Box of three, $2 .... Each cake, 70c New Beauty Box... Of black diced calfgrain, fitted with important Elizabeth Arden Preparations $9.50 Travel Case... An ingenious arrangement of preparations in a double- door morocco case $30 Debutante Box. ..All the preparations for a Debutante Treatment com pactly included in a pretty pink metal box .... $3.85 Beauty Treasure Chest... Contains every accessory to loveliness; a beauty box in the grand manner $75 to $200 Elizabeth Arden Arden. 1933 • Ore Sale at ail Smart Shops 7 © EAST WALTON PLACE, CHICAGO New York • London • Paris • Berlin • Borne • Toronto Holiday 7s[umber 11 HOSPITABLE HOSTELRIES HENRY BUSSE AND HIS 20 PIECE ORCHESTRA with an ALL STAR FLOOR SHOW BROADCASTING OVER WBBM AND COLUMBIA NETWORK NIGHTLY THE GRANADA Minimum charge $1.00 except Saturday, $1.50 Never a cover charge Visit Pabst Blue Ribbon Bar 6800 COTTAGE GROVE Hyde Parle 0645 Of SQrvecJ FAWOUS 30 VEAR OLg £& o, Am*** IN THE ATLANTIC TAVERN cost to vi sit ^aTcoo^eS u >s.r ou ^ ¦&is" D_ truest- oods, we now serve RN and Hquors. eNTRANCE W ^ SALLE an set^eu "ftrvd oUt f£ tu ^ 4Vsb. ^ —.^r MOTEL 1 RICKETTS Th< {or generous chefs. beers. 1528 N. CLARK The W^g** , THE RED CARL GALLAUER PROPRIETOR favorite German restaurant of Chicago over 35 years. Real German food- :d by portions prepared oy German finest of domestic and imported 3£"* Gold ^edd Keclt eaiz al p fnJr'es -^b. table f birtbrl oris 1909 127 £. ^ota ;ray y Oil D eau ST */// aPp Two Reasons for Ricketts Constant Popularity Tasty and appetizing food continues to be served in the RESTAURANT day and night. In addition the new BAR specializes in quality liquors served to suit the individual taste. RICKETTS RESTAURANT 2727 North Clark Street '*<»** trfp to *&***££•' oak *ith Near Dii'erse; DIV. 2322 spot *& San ,ts "^z:?**'* OJC Hi Ver is Van £**S5S&.*?4? « 12 «««e 64. ¦37 suNd ' P£« 'LATE 12 The Chicagoan for the DISCRIMINATING DINER Holiday Dumber 13 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 "Fina Canopies." EST. 1840 Craftsmen in Canvas 440 NORTH WELLS STREET Chicago SUPerior 9700 Announcement The next issue of The Chicagoan will carry the month of "February" on its cover. It will be on the newsstands and be dc livered to subscribers the week of January 21. This change in dating is made for the purpose of conforming with general publication practice. BE K FORTY EAST OAK ^B ¦¦ Overlooking Lake Michigan at Oak Sf. and the Drive. 22 story fireproof building built to attract the most discriminating. All apartments are sunlit and airy. Complete hotel service, includes Light, Gas, Linen, Dirigold, Gold Band China and Glassware. Mechanial refrigeration; complete cooking equip ment. Servidor services to commissary. 1 to 4 Room Apartments From $75 per Month Famous solarium Restaurant on Twenty-first floor, or service of meals to your apartment if you desire. ROOF PROMENADE AND SUN PORCH H. H. DUNBAR, Manager WHITEHALL 6040 b a — * ¦¦ ¦ m Morning — Noon — Night 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 BLACKSTONE— Michigan at 7th St. Harrison 4300. Unexcelled cuisine and always the most meticulous service. EDSEWATER 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. 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. 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. EAST END PARK— Hyde Park Blvd. at 53rd St. Fairfax 6100. A popular dining place out on the south side. 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. 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. 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. Unique atmosphere and two dining rooms, the main room and the Rainbow Room. Dinner dancing Saturdays. EASTGATE HOTEL— 162, E. Ontario. Superior 3580. Particularly fine dining room and convenient to the Loop. THE 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. THE CHURCHILL— 1255 N. State. Whitehall 5000. Home-cooked meals and an inviting dining room. Specialty: hors d'oeuvres. GEORGIAN HOTEL— 422 Davis, Evanston. Greenleaf 4100. Here one finds fine service and always an excellent menu. If you fentertain — 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. Let us show you how ideally and how easily a Shoreland setting, Shoreland cuisine and entertaining experience, can make your affair an outstand ing event. See how beauti fully and yet how econom ically you can entertain here. May we have the pleasure of presenting our suggestions to you? 55th Street at the Lake Plaza 1000 HOTEL SHORELAND C H C A G O THE CHICAGOAN Wishes Its Many Readers A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year The Chicagoan Shop Leisurely in the Marshall Field Annex Chicago's Foremost PRESCRIPTION DRUG STORES Although we devote our major efforts to the accurate com pounding of prescrip tions, our patrons find here a complete stock of approved drug staples as well as any other merchandise which rightfully be longs in a properly conducted modern pharmacy. WRIGHT & LAWRENCE Four Prescription Drug Stores , 1?* ?°°r Pittsfield Bldg. Marshall Field Annex Main Floor M E. Washington St. Service Unit Garland Building R. 1405— 14th Fl. Eva Perry Robinson electrolysis and facial massage. Hildegard e La Salle Hairdressing Ellen Hanna Jones Manicuring • Suite 1522 M. F. Annex Dearborn 9376 Distinguished Gifts Custom made jewelry, diamonds, unusual line of Masonic emblems. R. M. JOHNSON SUITE 927 CENTRAL M. F. ANNEX 6308 I Theresa Lawler s H. pecialists in the care of the hair, nails and face. ir tinting and perma nent waving by experts. Chiropody SUITE 1005 M. F. ANNEX DEARBORN 6525 Individualized Service in beading spangling, pleating, hemstitch ing, monograming, embroidering, but ton and buckle cov ering. Beads and embroi dery materials. THE ANNEX PLEATING & BUTTON SHOP SUITE 1035 M. F. ANNEX CENTRAL 0358 conveniently located 25 E. Washington St. 24 N. 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For years Miss Weathered has studied the needs of the woman whose figure is inclined to be heavy, and the younger girl who is overweight. As a result, you may choose without guesswork from the many softly draped, youthfully flattering frocks of this type carried in large sizes in our Drake Hotel shop. M A RTH A W E AT H E R E D SHOP IN THE DRAKE HOTEL SPORTSWEAR MILLINERY WEATHERED MISSES SHOP 950 NORTH MICHIGAN, CORNER OAK STREET A complete line of Prince Matchabelli cosmetics 16 The Chicagoan EDITORIAL 'TtIE CHICAGOAN yields to the paradoxical precedent of the -¦- madcap majority — oldfashioned newfangled magazines such as Fortune, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, American Mercury, the list is long — and announces that its issues will be dated, hereafter, for the month following instead of the month witnessing publication. That is, the issue of The Chicagoan coming to subscribers and news stand buyers the week of January 21 will be designated as the Febru ary number. The February number will be, of course, in content and in form and in time sequence and in every way, exactly what it would be if it were called the January number, or the. New Year's number, or whatever else we might have chosen to call it had we elected to persevere in our crawly sane contention that a periodical should bear the name of the day, week or month in which it is presented to its readership. We feel that our abandonment of this contention, held long and valiantly against any and all odds, requires a certain amount of explanation. As we stated at some length in our August issue, which we would have called our September issue if we were dedicated then to the policy we now accept as inevitable, "once upon a time, before civilisa tion became so complicated that not even its directors could under stand it, there seemed to be nothing wrong with publishing Monday's newspaper on Monday, June's magazine in June and 1890's almanac in 1890 . . . With the first appearance of tomorrow's newspaper upon tonight's street corners this evidently sane and logical practice was doomed. Save for guidance in writing cheques and dating mort gages, the calendar became obsolete. A pellmell profusion of dating schemes mushroomed into being. For a time it was anybody's guess as to what year it was. Then a kind of balance, arrived at in despera tion, was struck. Calendars still puzzle the populace, it has become a granted impossibility to find out from anyone on direct inquiry the number of the day of the month, and the blank expression on the countenance of the gentleman perusing the array of periodicals in the bookstalls is chronic, understandable and in no sense indicative of idiocy. "Now The Chicagoan," our statement went on, "a literate maga zine for literate Americans, does not choose to perpetuate the madness of its fellows. Perhaps we are a little brave in resisting thus the current of custom, but we are encouraged to believe that our particu lar readership prefers us so. If we learn otherwise, we will bow to the will of the always dubious majority and skip a month sometime, figuratively, with a sigh and so forth for the fragility of the species." That, Ladies and Gentlemen, was our story, but we're not going to stick to it any longer. We'll always believe in it, but we're too tired of answering 'phone calls and letters from subscribers to persist longer in practicing it. What is good enough for our distinguished contem poraries is not good enough for us, as we've been at some pains to let you know, but in this unimportant particular we have decided to give in on the plausible theory that the reader is always right. If, therefore, he wants to receive his February number in January, as he somewhat emphatically does, we're going to give it to him. One more thing, in the interests of general understanding and to put down the possibility of another tide of 'phone and letter inquiry: Be it known, by these presents, that the above described operation achieves a change in name of number only, and deprives no subscriber of a single copy of this his favorite magazine. Fidelity to the paid subscriber is, as we understand it, a fixed virtue of even the least of our distinguished contemporaries. With us it's a fixation. CHICAGOAN Announcement '"PHAT old depression'killer, the auto mobile industry, is dress-rehearsing its always brilliant new models for the Winter shows and if you are going to start upon your tour of a bigger and better 1934 on new rubber you will want to read Clay Burgess' story in the next issue. It will reach you comfort ably in advance of the Chicago show and inform you fully on the new gad gets, conveniences, wheel bases, uphol steries and body lines, information nice to have in hand when his suave majesty the sales gentleman takes you in tow. SAKS FIFTH AVENUE NORTH M C H I G A N A T CHESTNUT CHICAGO THE WORLD'S FINEST HANDBAGS PRESENTED BY SAKS nets . . . French antelope suede, swung from a massive ring of pliable woven metal. Black or Brown suede. Also can be had in Black Broadrib 1 6.50 STREET FLOOR MAIL AND PHONE ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED— STATE PAGE AND ITEM NUMBER WHEN ORDERING BY MAIL GIFTS FROM SAKS ARE RIGHT NO MATTER HOW MUCH OR HOW LITTLE YOU PAY 18 The Chicagoa>> Chicagoana An Eye and An Ear to the Din and the Whim of the Town Collected by Donald Campbell Plant HOW ironic it used to be to think that we were forced to go abroad to enjoy (to enjoy legitimately, that is — not that it ever really mattered of course) the intimate charm of our own in vention, the American Bar. And now, again, after these rather stupid and vulgar years of speakeasies, although they, too, had a certain charm about them, gentlemen (and ladies, too) may pass happy and fragrant hours just as they used to in those other happy and fragrant days and nights before Congress went crazy while fifty million Frenchmen who were wronged were being righted. We had really wanted to make the rounds, barge into this bar or that and then trickle over to another. But with lino type machines crying for bread and copy, we just couldn't get around to every better spot. We did get to a press review of the grand, new Palmer House Bar. The Palmer House people seem to have expended a lot of lettuce. One hundred grand, they say, and we believe it. It's all very gorgeous, and entirely moderne without being tricky. All the lighting is indirect, colored illumi nation from hidden reflectors in the ceiling which is aluminum-finished. The back-of- bar murals, created by the young Honore Palmer, Jr., a grandson of the founder of the hostelry, are Bali, imaginative and suavely decorative with Bali gels, bright monkeys and blue jaguars. Everything is stainless steel, including the bar-rail. The bar itself is some fifty or sixty feet long, made of several kinds of mahogany — Afri can, Mexican and white — it's very grand. Air-cushioned bar stools (because of the gross stupidity of our City Fathers and our Mayor) and blue- upholstered chairs, blue tables carry out the color scheme. We hope to spend from eleven o'clock till the following Tuesday there some time soon. And at the Union League Club for the past few weeks a flock of carpenters have converted what used to function as the Grill into one of the most artistic contributions to the Town's new list of private and public bars. The Grill is now The Wigwam. Where the gentlemen of the League once sipped chaste hot chocolates, spooned away at many a sad sundae, is served instead everything from the homely Gin Buck to the smoothest of imported wines and liqueurs. And Steve Kelly serves 'em up. Steve Kelly was a youngster some forty years ago when he first came to the Club to tend bar. Later, though, he became a heritage and a tradition there. Steve re members when a good Old Fashioned and a Whiskey Sour "was appreciated by gen 'men who knew a good drink when they swallowed one." He also remembers, not so kindly, the dull days after Prohi bition when the Whiskey-Sodas, Gin Bucks, Old Fashioneds gave way to what one bar tender calls "them banana splits," and other concoctions equally obnoxious to the soul of Steve Kelly. Steve has been a sad gent these past four teen years. He's been afraid he'd die "be fore Congress did something about this state of things." And, almost miraculously, Steve has got his wish. Congress and the several States (after a taste of the Roose velt whip and quip) finally came out of their hop and did something and Union League, where Steve is as much of a fixture as the front entrance, has a shiny, new bar again with a well-stocked cellar. They asked Steve to take charge, and Kelly was willing. His blue eyes have an electric quality about them these days. His step is quicker, more spring to it. His smile spreads farther and more frequently. There is an air of reminiscence come true about him. Union League has a new bar and Kelly, at long last, is head bartender again. Childs Special T^OR some reason or other Repeal didn't get us very excited. No great thrill to it anywhere along the line, we thought. Really a fine thing, to be sure, and great for the country. We had been looking for ward to it tremendously, but when it came • MR. SWADGLEY "MR. SWADGLEY IS AN ARTIST!" — well, there it was and that was all. Everything was just as it should have been all these years. The only form of celebra tion in which we partook was an incongru ous thing. We partook because it amused us to do so. On the night after Repeal was rung in (as well as on that eve) we were at our ofiice desk working overtime. We scuttled around the corner to Childs (no apostro phe) for a quick order of griddle cakes and sausage, and what did we discover? A bar! And a bartender and an assistant and a wine and liquor list. So how in the world could we help from having a Dry Martini before our griddle cakes and sausage came up? It was good, too, except we didn't know why the twisted lemon rind was added. There was a Childs Special on the list, also, but we didn't go into that. Carbonated Water AND we've been wondering, with the re- "^^ turn of proper liquors, if carbonated water will again come into its own. It prob ably will. Always an old White Rock person ourself , we never could see why peo ple used ginger ale. They said it killed, or at least cut, the juniper taste of the good old b.t. gin. We never thought it did, but then we never cared. After all, and after all those years, one would have thought that the drinking set would have got used to the taste, and more or less enjoyed it. We'll rather miss it really. Carbonated water will undoubtedly be come the king of mixers again. It's so healthy; never a head the next morn. Re cently a local favorite of the operetta stage told reporters that she always used bottled spring water to quench the thirst of her dressing room flowers. They lived so much longer in it than they did in our local chlorine-blended product. Well, what's good for tender, little flowers ought to be passing fair for gin-coated in'ards. Wine and Mouquin W^E recently received the fifty-sixth edi- tion of the Mouquin wine list. Of course those who remember the Mouquin Restaurants of pre-prohibition days don't have to be introduced to such a listing; they remember other editions, but the younger drinking set doesn't. The Mouquin family certainly ought to know a bit about the handling and service of fine imported and domestic wines, because they've been in the business for three quarters of a century, and knowledge of wines is obtained only from experience, from being born and brought up with them. For seventy-six years the Mouqins, three Holiday Dumber 19 generations of them, have been in the busi ness. Now, Henri Mouquin, at ninety- eight, is the patriarch of the family which has made wine such an important part of American life. In 1919 he turned over the active management of the business to his son, Louis C, who is the greatest wine au thority on this side of the Atlantic. Louis, of the second generation, was for many years before the advent of prohibition, this country's best known restaurateur. And now Louis H. F. Mouquin, grandson of Henri and third in descent and schooled by his grandfather and father in all the subtle secrets of wine culture, keeping, handling and drinking, is recognized as America's foremost wine expert. He is the present active head of Mouquin, Inc. The list itself is really a Who's Who in wines. Such names as Amontillado, Cham- bertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Chateau Mar- gaux, Chateau Rosemont, Chateau la France, Chablis, Hermitage, Pommard, St. Emilion, St. Julien, St. Estephe, Volnay will bring fond recollections to the bon vivant and new experiences to the tyro. The list is to be recommended. Washington Notes /~\NE of our operatives reports that it V-^ was terrifically amusing to hear Gene vieve Forbes Herrick (who is usually de scribed as the foremost woman newspaper writer in the country) speak at the Chicago College Club recently and tell of the situa tion created in Washington not many weeks ago by the arrival of the Russian commis sar, Mr. Litvinov. (We shall trail with the N. Y. Herald-Tribune and write it -ov, as against the consensus, led by Mr. Lit vinov himself, which insists on the -off. Mr. Litvinov says it is suffixed -off in the part of Russia from which it comes. And of course, he ought to know. But we'll still trail with the Herald'Trib.) Well, it seems that it is quite customary in the national capital on the arrival of a "NICE PARTY, WASN'T IT?" foreign diplomat, for the red carpet to be rolled out at the railroad station, the Marine Band in full regimentals to stand by play ing the national anthem of the visiting rep resentative, and the Secretary of State to receive the guest of honor nicely got up in his (the See's) cut-away and topper. When Mr. Litvinov was coming to Washington, however, a rather difficult sit uation was created. The red carpet could, of course, be tossed out with great appro priateness, but since the Marine Band could not very well burst forth into the national anthem of the Third International, it had to stay in its barracks and burnish its brasses. Then came the question of the Secretary of State's attire. Something like the fol lowing line of thought went through the able head of our Mr. Hull: "Well, here's "WELL, PROFESSOR, WHAT'S NEW?' this Russian gentleman coming — a Commu nist at heart and at home — who lives sim ply with his school teacher wife in a mod est four-room flat, and disdains even to ride in his own motor car. It will probably make him feel more at home and far more at ease if I chuck out all formal attire and appear simply in a business suit." Indubitably, M. Litvinov, bothered by the same question of attire, addressed himself: "Here I am going to Washington to be met by various dignitaries of the United States Government. It would no doubt look dis respectful for me to arrive clad in my ordi nary, everyday clothes." So, somewhere or other, according to Mrs. Herrick, the Russian communist ob tained a formal day costume — the old frocker — and with every accessory except the topper. He just couldn't see himself being photographed in a top hat and the pictures circulated throughout his own Rus sia; therefore, he substituted a broad- brimmed black hat (such as that worn by the senators in Of Thee I Sing and, now, in Let 'Em Eat Ca\e — remember Senator Robert E. Lyons of the South, suh?) ; you know, on the order of the western som brero. Thus attired, Mr. Litvinov arrived in Washington. Picture, therefore, the meeting of the two diplomats — the patrician Cordell Hull in a baggy business suit, and the Russian Communist in a cut-away and a black sombrero. Disney Dough "T^ROM one of our confreres on the *• Motion Picture Herald we learned all about the much-talked-of Walt Disney mil lions made for him by his Three Little Ptgs. It's all rumor, just rumor. This Silly Sym phony, after something like twenty weeks, hasn't even returned the cost of prints, and the net profit on the reel from all the mar kets all over the world for a two year period will not exceed $25,000. Mr. Disney, however, thinks that in time 20 The Chicagoan "I TOLD YOU SOME DAY HE'D FORGET AND PRACTICE THE 220 INSTEAD OF THE 100!" The Three Little Pigs will gross $25,000. Mickey Mouses cost around $18,000; Silly Symphonies about $20,000. Mic\eys pick up the original investment in a year's time, but it takes Sillies about a year and one- half. Pigs must gross between $60,000 and $75,000 in order to break even, high be cause of production charges, distribution costs, prints, advertising, foreign duties and so on. The often heard report that Disney is a millionaire and that his last year's income was $400,000 are rumors, too. The latter figure is his gross income, but he puts all of his profits back into his business, has an investment of $750,000 in plant and pic tures. He drives a second-hand car, takes out a salary of $200 weekly and recently gave himself a mild raise. The three little pigs aren't Disney's own creations. They first capered into print in 1850; Joseph Jacobs, whose version is the best known one, bumped into them then, so did Crane. Neither of these authors originated them, though; but Walt Disney commercialized them, and they're working for him now. zAuto Show HP HE curtain of the annual high spot of Midwestern motordom, the National Automobile Show, will be raised again next month. As usual, it'll be held at the his toric old Coliseum, for the thirty-fourth straight time, and Midwestern motorists, as well as the many people employed in vari ous phases of the automobile industry, are looking forward to the annual classic. The dates are January 27 to February 3, inclu sive, and twenty-four motor car companies will display their latest innovations in the customary colorful setting all under one roof. In connection with the Show, of course, numerous manufacturers' and deal ers' meetings will be held in hotels about Town, and it is expected that Chicago will be host to something like 200,000 out-of- town visitors during Show Week. The passenger cars to be exhibited at the Chicago Show include all the latest models of the following makes: Auburn, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Continental, DeSoto, Dodge, Essex, Franklin, Graham- Paige, Hudson, Hupp, LaSalle, Lincoln, Nash, Oldsmobile, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Plymouth, Pontiac, Reo, Studebaker and Stutz. New Plates T TP comes 1934 and what do you suppose ^ will happen then? Ah, you'd never guess, not even if you were playing one of those several parlor games. Well, up comes the fortieth anniversary of the motor car, to say nothing of the National Automobile Show of which we have just had some thing to say. But up comes that anni versary with a splash of color for license plates such as you haven't seen for some time, if ever. Thirty-four states will change their color combinations, utilizing twenty-six different color motifs, according to the annual survey made by the Amer ican Automobile Association and furnished us by the Chicago Motor Club. Illinois motorists, according to the C. M. C, will display a yellow on black combination, but it'll be a different size and shape than other years have brought forth. Deeper than the old style by about an inch. The additional depth is made necessary by the fact that the name Illinois is spelled out in full under the license number and is followed by the year 1934. Indiana motor ists will use white on midnight blue. It was white on brown in '33, you remember. Hobbies, Just Hobbies \7t7E guess we never really knew what hobbies were till we drifted into the Annual Hobby Show over at the Sherman. We'd heard of nice old ladies with a lot of money who met the annual deficits of every society and home that looked after homeless dogs, escaped canaries and care less cats with or without kittens. There have been people who were indefatigable in their work for "The Renaissance of Pal estine" (not that they ever thought they'd go there, but that, maybe, it might improve traffic conditions around Town). Once a very kindly spinster was pointed out to us as being the backbone of some sort of "For Every Man a Mother Club" — helping back ward, forward and wayward boys and youths. Incorrigible young girls are the specialty of some good souls whose hearts, under their adamantine alpaca, are as big and soft as a tomato. And we've heard of sponsors of clean, healthy entertainment for the masses (that usually end in riots). "THAT IS OUR COLLAPSIBLE MODEL, SIR!" Holiday Dumber 21 Once we met a blonde who did her social bit by looking after homeless millionaires at fashionable winter spas. But we guess we never had the right idea of hobbies till we got lost on the mezzanine floor of the Sherman the other day. There were some two hundred exhibitors featuring every kind of collection hobby in cluding postage stamps, coins, antiques, In dian relics, fossils, firearms, manuscripts, autographs, books, glass and china, prints, curios, furniture, fine arts, paintings, an tique jewelry, rarities and all materials for collectors. One feature of the Show was the juvenile department displaying material collected by boys and girls, such as dime novels, match box labels, butterflies, autographs, buttons and many other unusual and interesting items. New Game A YOUNG man over at Mandel Brothers ¦*** showed us the new game of S\ill and explained it to us in detail. He should have been able to, because he invented it. It's supervised duplicate contract bridge for four. It's based on skill and scored on skill. E. M. Lagron, prominent contract expert, created the hands. The players become North, East, South and West. Each has his own deck of cards, with the backs of each deck different. An envelope of S\ill is placed in the cen ter of the table; it's sealed. On its face is indicated the details and conditions; some thing like this: Hand No. 1 — North dealer, E-W — Not vulnerable, N-S — Not vulner able. The dealer indicated is the official for this hand. He now opens the sealed envelope and pulls out a folded and per forated sheet of paper, tears the perfora tions and gives each player the gummed slip designated by the letters N, E, S and W. Then he sets aside the larger gummed slip marked "Correct Bidding and Scor ing," for later opening, after completion of the play. Each player finds indicated on his slip the thirteen cards that he must take from his deck to make up his hand. When the hands are made up bidding begins and reg ular contract rules prevail. After the hand is played out the score or set is marked in the score sheet, duplicate contract scoring being used. Then the slip marked "Cor rect Bidding and Scoring" is opened wherein is a detailed statement how it should have been done. There are several series of sealed envelopes and ten deals to the series. It's instructive, as you can easily imagine, and players may see how their playing coincides with the experts' methods. ex-Fair Gels' Party \XT E hear that a bunch of onetime Fair *^ Grounds models — life class, visions d'art, etc., are giving a dance in the Orien tal Room of the Knickerbocker on January 18, and that they'll put on quite a show. Bits from their Fair spot acts and all that sort of thing. Lots of the girls are pretty much down on their luck and it's to keep the wolf, without reference to size, from crashing the gate. Dorothy Kibbe is chairman. Qrand Opera f~\ PERA is back, whether or not it's back ^^ on the wings of Repeal, we can't say, but it's back. And once again dramatic musical stories of love and life that have been told and re-told for centuries from the operatic stage mingle with tales that never before have reached the public ear in the repertoire arranged by the Chicago Grand Opera Company for its season which be gins Tuesday, December 26, at the Civic Opera House. In the list of seventeen operas to be pre sented during the five weeks, one finds such familiar titles as Rigoletto, Traviata, Aida, Trovatore, La Tosca, Carmen and Pagliacci along with Turandot, Puccini's latest, which will be sung for the first time in Chicago during this series. The prospect of hearing this wide variety of musical classics at a cost as low as fifty cents a seat and the fact that many of the highest salaried singers will be heard dur ing the presentations, give the coming sea son special allure for the lovers of the opera. Aside from the operas named, the series of programs will include Coq D'Or, The Merry 'Widow (in English), Butter^y, La Boheme, Martha, Cavalliera Rusticana, Lc hengrin, Manon and Thais. Besides Grace Moore, who made a flit ting visit to Chicago the other day, the stars first to put their names on the dotted lines of contracts for the Chicago season included John Charles Thomas, Rosa Raisa, Eleanor Le Mance, Coe Glade, Helen Orn- stein, Desire Defrere, Hilda Burke, Claudia Muzzio, Mario Chamlee and Edith Mason. A complete list of the leads will be an nounced later. This will contain at least a score of other well known names. Four different conductors have thus far been engaged. Gennaro Papi himself will conduct all the operas sung in Italian, Fritz Reiner will wield the baton for Lohengrin, Karl Krueger will have charge when The Merry Widow is presented and Isaac Van Grove will conduct the operas sung in French. Hundreds of ambitious young singers of Chicago and its vicinity have participated in auditions given by Paul Longone, general director of the opera, and Gennaro Papi, musical director, for the filling of minor roles in the various casts. So successful have these been that Papi has ventured a predic tion that Chicago is destined to become the musical center of the United States. Arid why not? Xmas Market COMEBODY had the idea of giving the ^ Town a Holiday treat in the form of the Continental Christmas mart, and now on three floors of the United Exhibitors' Building at 9 West Washington, Chicago has its first Christmas Market and Charity Bazaar. Besides the stalls where any number of interesting items are on sale, there is some thing in the way of entertainment going on practically all the time. Radio stars and other entertainers are donating their time to the charity market in the interests of relief work. Music conservatories, little theatre groups and children's dancing schools are helping out, too. It's all a de cided novelty and ought to be an annual affair. Tax Slash E learned from the Illinois Central people that it's much less expensive than it used to be to transport your motor car via freight for that annual southland trek. It used to be that it took four tickets for, say, two people and a car to travel. Now, however, at the rate of 3.6c per mile from Chicago south, an automobile can be transported with its owners accompanying it if they hold not less than two tickets, either one way or round trip. From this announcement we are led to predict that a highway tax slash really ought to be expected, because look at the saving of wear and tear on the pavement. "MARY! CALL THE BABY!' 22 The Chicagoan Noteworthy Chicagoans of 1933 The Fifth Annual Compilation of Nameless Heroes THE weary barker for the Battle of Gettysburg attraction at the World's Fair, who announced that he only took the job so he could watch the people pour into Little Egypt, directly across the Midway. the judge who sought to interest his fel low jurists in his new idea of charging so much an hour for listening to divorce testimony. the deputy sheriff who sold his entire book of tickets to the sheriff's picnic to the inmates of the county jail. the Methodist parson who volunteered a statement to the press that "We liave just begun to fight" the day after the thir tieth state voted for Repeal. the suburban landowner who erected a large sign at the entrance to his grounds : "Lovers may park beyond this sign. Police keep out. Private property." the south sider who wrote to a member of the South Park Commission request ing the wishbone of his Thanksgiving tur key and explaining that he was making a collection "of wishbones from fowl owned and eaten by distinguished men." the north shore playwright who led the hissing at the opening performance of his opus. the merchant who obtained a divorce from his wife on the ground of cruelty when she refused to stop her practice of chewing tobacco. THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES who went to the Sherman House instead of the Palmer House, and delivered a speech at the wrong banquet and to the wrong guest of honor without anybody knowing the difference except the toastmaster at the neglected banquet. the safe-crackers who looted a Loop safe marked "burglar-proof," and then scratched the words "Believe it or not" on the safe's enamel surface. the lady who set out for a surprise visit to her sister in Connecticut on the same day her sister left on a similar trip to Chicago. THE CLEVER burglar who was caught in the front hallway of a crowded building, hacking away at ihe wall separating the hallway from a grocery store. By Joseph P. Pollard the wife who sued her husband to recover the $2000 she had paid to various taxi- drivers during the year for delivering the prostrate husband to his home C.O.D. the judge who admonished a youth for selling lemons on LaSalle Street without a permit. "Young man, don't you know that LaSalle Street is reserved to bankers for selling lemons?" the American legion leader who an nounced that the Chicago convention would be a quiet affair, and who had to end his speech near the beginning because of the deafening roar of shots and cheers in the street below. the policeman who tamed a wild airplane which broke loose without a pilot, by shooting one of its tires before it left the ground, thus causing it to go in a circle and to stop when the gasoline gave out. the baseball proprietor who announced his intention of converting an outfielder into a catcher. "He will lose less games for me behind the bat, and he won't be able to bat so often either." the husband and wife who brought their sixth adopted child home from a nursery in time to find a seventh in a basket on the doorstep. the gunman who dropped a ten dollar bill of his own when he pulled his gun to rob a grocer, thus causing the grocer to ring up $7 in his cash register after the gunman departed with a loot of $3. the mysterious man in the yellow coupe who was always on hand at a northwest airport to assist pilots landing in cornfields, and who, when tendered a dinner by the grateful flyers, was revealed to be the undertaker from the neighboring village, looking for business. the truck driver who finally got his whale to the World's Fair, after being arrested twenty times between New York and Chicago for operating an oversized truck, 72 feet long. THE DANCE HALL PROPRIETOR who sought to boom business by the introduction of "threesome dancing": two women, one be hind the other, dance with one man. the bank depositor who withdrew his money from the bank the day before it failed, and put it in a trunk at home the day before a burglar broke in and found it. the actress who became upset over the fee which a lawyer suggested charging her for getting her a divorce. "Nothing doing. I can have him shot for ten bucks." the kids who rejoiced at the establishing of a nudist camp near their favorite swimming hole, because the police would be too busy chasing nudists to bother them. the lady who left her apartment with her husband to make a call, but turned back when the husband caught a glimpse of the nightie she was wearing. "Now that you've noticed what I'm wearing, I'll go back and put on a dress." the fair visitors from Colorado who regis tered at a South Side hotel, went the next day to call on some friends in Rogers Park, forgot the name of their hotel, and spent a week searching for and finding it. the sheep-raiser from Idaho who came to town and brought his sheep-dog along, and rented the whole floor of a downtown hotel so he and the dog wouldn't feel crowded. the tipsy life convicts at Joliet who were carried into solitary confinement after a prison revel, bellowing the while "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" Holiday ]\[umber 23 'HE DIDN'T SEEM DRUNK WHEN HE ORDERED IT, MA'AM! I Do My Part Wherein A Writer Attach the Economic Problem Point Blank THOUGH a mere, hack of a writer, notoriously inept 1^ , the bargaining end of my craft, and;' an easy mark for the astute man of business, I have, I believe, discovered nothing less than the basic fallacy in modern merchandizing methods, surely responsible for the collapse of big business, and the consequent world wide depression. This depression, we are told, is caused by the fact that people will not buy. It is my contention that the depression is caused by the fact that store-keepers will not sell. Time and again I have been thwarted in my desire to purchase (for cash) some article necessary to my comfort, or to the pursuit of my craft. I am amazed at the stubborn and unprofitable habit of busi ness-men in offering me things that I do not want to buy, and refusing to sell me the things I want. Temperamental artists, they call us, when we persist in submitting stories with sad endings to magazines that are in the market for stories tied in glad bows. And yet, these very business men can, in pursuit of their own calling, ex hibit a temperamental perversity that makes an artist seem like a proverbial yes-man. "Buy now!" they scream at us, show ing us department stores and warehouses loaded with shoes, hats, lamp-shades, and automatic toasters. "Buy now!" we are exhorted on every side. "Buy in Septem ber!" "Buy in January!" "Buy on Tues day!" "Buy in April!" Buy what? I have all the shoes, hats, lamp-shades, and toasters I can use. But there are other things I need. Will they sell them to me? The obstinacy of the store-keeper is not local, though my experience in one of Chicago's leading department stores more than corroborates the opinion I conceived of business men when I tried to purchase a little banana oil in Paris. "Huile de banane," was all I asked, and I was laughed from paint store to stationery store, from hardware store to grocery, from the Printemps to the Louvre, from drug store to parfumerie! The merchants of New York proved themselves similarly obtuse when I wanted to buy (for cash) a sheet of celluloid, , first offering to sell me a carload of the same, and at last demand ing that I procure a municipal license per mitting me to buy four square feet of the stuff! But those experiences were mild com pared to the agony I suffered in Chicago, where I tried to buy a Chinese puzzle. (For cash.) What about this hungry business man who, through federal, state, and municipal By Meyer Levin agencies, through motion pictures, radio, and newspapers, was urging me to buy! And buy now! Would he take my money? Would he sell me a Chinese puzzle? Let me state at the outset that the puzzle was no mere whim. I needed it in connection with my work, just as an artist needs paint, and some times banana oil. A sentence hovered in my mind. "Like a Chinese puzzle, she-" . . or, "Her emotions, intricate as a Chinese puzzle . ." . . or, in more modern mode, "Puzzling, her emotions, orientally in volute." . . . The last example, of course, added the effect of form to word-meaning, for by making the sentence itself just as twisted as a Chinese puzzle, I would cause the reader to experience the labyrinthe of my heroine's emotions, instead of merely reading about them. But where was I to get the Chinese puzzle? I stood just within the revolving doorway of that awesome Chicago department store, which, of all stores in the world, smothers one most completely with a sense of inferiority to this opulence. As always, upon entering the store, I looked around for the object of my desire. I made a few tentative sallies along the aisles, but found only peach and pink scanties, feathery things, and gloves. No Chinese puzzles. At last I thought of the store directory. I ap proached, and studied it carefully. Noth ing under "Chinese Puzzles." But under "Puzzles," I read, "See Games." Then I found my way to the "Games and Puzzles" department, which was presided over by a smart young woman. "A Chinese puzzle," I requested. She looked at me with composed eyes. I endured that preliminary examination rather well, I think. In it, the salesperson endeavors to determine whether the client has money, or is just shopping. The stare seemed a shade too long, and I was about to make a casual display of my cash, when I was surprised by what we writers would term the ghost of a smile upon her coun tenance. She turned away! "A — uh — I should like to buy a Chinese puzzle," I said, endeavoring not to over emphasize the word "buy." I must have given that word just the right shade of inflection, for the temper amental young woman at once came to her senses. (I should like to make a digression here about temperament in the business world, but being a mere hack of an artist, working in a traditionally temperamental craft, I shall, for the sake of style, sacri fice my digression.) "Puzzle?" she said. "We — have — uh — the jig-saws?" And she gave me that "dead number" look that I might give to someone who exhibited an interest in a long out-moded writer like, say, Sherwood Anderson. "Chinese," I said firmly. "Well, uh, what's it like?" she said. I confess, I was somewhat ashamed for her. Asking a customer to describe the article she should be selling him! And as if every child didn't know what a Chinese puzzle was like! "Like?" I said. I made box-like ges tures with my hands. "Why, it's some thing like — well, it must have a lot of pieces, and it's intricate. It's a Chinese puzzle." "Oh," she said, very helpfully. And added brightly, "For yourself?" And she appraised me, as if to see what size Chinese puzzle I might wear. "Yes. For myself," I confessed. I don't know what made me add, "I need it in my work. I — uh — I'm a writer." Suddenly a knowing, pleasantly expert smile spread over the young woman's countenance. "Toy department," she said. "Sixth floor." A dear elderly lady who, I could see at once, was equipped with any number of university degrees in child psychology, possibly abetted by a few summer courses in the celebrated Cisek creative-play school of Vienna, came toward me down the aisle flanked with life-size jumping jacks. "I want — " I began, as three little pigs jumped out of the box to the left of me. "What age is the child, please," she sweetly enquired. "It's not — " "Advanced or retarded development?" "I mean — " "Boy or girl? Though of course many ,of the latest experiments, and so eminent an authority as Dr. Schmalkopff, corrobo rate the theory that it is not wise to dif ferentiate between the sexes at the earliest stages. You'll find that little girls like nail and hammer toys just as much as little boys, though I'm old-fashioned enough to believe that little boys should not be given dolls to play with. Did you have a doll when you were a little boy?" "No," I gasped. "It's not for a little boy — " Popeye the {Continued on page 61) Holiday Dumber 25 A Christmas Mystery Story With Less Christmas Than Mystery or Vice Versa By Edward Everett Altrock THE old Altrock manse in Lake For est has long been a scene of jollity and fanfare and revelry by night, to say nothing of twenty or thirty drunks hanging around during the day. True enough, it has been raided several . times in recent years by a Mr. Aman and his roughs, who have since disappeared — the Lost Bat talion, they're called now. But even so, it was still in good fun. In fact, the Aman- ites often stayed around for several weeks just because they always had such a bang- up time whenever they put in their ap pearance, which, to say the least, was usually pretty run-down. And the Yule-tide season! What fun! There never was such fun! Grandfather Altrock used to declare. The servants, Eddie and Bessie, would carry in the Yule log and then they'd go right back out and carry in Grandfather Altrock. What memories! That night, for instance, when Lady Muriel Flittbadger walked in her sleep. Right into Lieut. Commander Loomis B. Gantz's, U. S. N., room. And we didn't dare stop her. You know about not awak ening sleep-walkers. The Holidays were good fun all right. (The Hallidays were rather fun, too, ex cept that Tom played a lousy hand of con tract.) Then up bobbed the ugly head of that dirty, old murder— The Famous Al trock Christmas Murder Mystery, they called it, or just That Altrock Mess. Nobody cared much which. It all happened on Christmas Eve, and a mighty cheery night it was, too. Grandfather's parsnip wine had been passed around, and everybody was feeling like the very devil. Then, all of a sudden a shout came out of the dark ness. "Halloa, Mrs. Thatcher. Are you there?" We didn't recognize the dialect, and there wasn't any Mrs. Thatcher there, so it really didn't matter a great deal. But we wondered, we mused. After a few min utes of musing up bobbed Uncle Thatcher with a little verse he'd composed. But be fore he had time to recite it or even an nounce that he'd written it (we were all playing a favorite family circle game called "Quoits" — a rather ugly sort of game that had got its name from Grandfather Altrock during the middle of the first time we ever played it. "Let's call it quoits," he had said and then gone to sleep) — before Uncle Thatcher could even get into the lilt, or up to the lilt, of the ballad a piercing scream rent the air. We were really glad about it, because we rather needed the extra in come at the time. It wasn't anything like a yodel, it was more like the shriek of the husky hounds coming in with the Yukon mail. Several of us youngsters dashed to the window, but we certainly didn't throw up the sash. I remember that I looked around for a sponge, but you know how it is at Christmas time — everything helter- skelter and dish-dash. "Hoorah!" cried Tiny Tim, usually called Joaquim for short. "They're bringing in the Yule log." "Oh no," said Gretchen Thatcher. "It's Uncle Mitchell, and he's stiff again. Passed out cold. Colder than a Yule log." "I'll bet Tony slipped him a Micky Finn," said Tiny Tim. "Very likely, indeed," said Aunt Mitchell with a nod. An sure enough, it was Uncle Mitchell. We'd been wondering what had happened to him. Aunt Mitchell had left their house at the same time he had, that was the Tues day before. But Uncle Mitchell had said he was going to go back and get his rub bers and a few cigars or vice versa. Aunt Mitchell hadn't been sure. And he hadn't arrived till just then. But did he arrive! Oh boy, oh man and boy! Did he arrive! He arrived with his shield and on it, too, as they used to say. We'd rather expected him to arrive carrying quite a load, but we hadn't thought about the shield angle. Oh, yes, and he was dead. Completely so. The men who brought him in, a Mr. Mergatroyd and a Mr. Thatcher, said he was dead. In fact, he'd been murdered. They'd found him at home where they'd gone to deliver a Christmas tree that was to go to the Kol- posky's across the street. Nobody had an swered the door, so they'd left the tree on the front porch and gone on home and there they found him, completely dead and furthermore, foully murdered. What had happened in the strange Mitchell household before the body of the attractive Oriel Mitchell (Uncle to all of us) was found in his mother-in-law's basement preserve room. ' A chronological account of the day's events, as given later by the witnesses at the inquest, follows: 1:30 P. M. — Luncheon, which, accord ing to Dr. Mitchell, was eaten by himself and his brother, Oriel. 2:00 P. M.— Quoits. 3:00 P. M.— Nap. 4:00 P. M. — Luncheon, which, accord ing to Dr. Mitchell, was eaten by himself and his brother, Oriel. 4:30 P. M.— Quoits. 5:00 P. M.— Nap. 6:00 P. M. — Luncheon, which, accord ing to Dr. Mitchell, was eaten by himself and his brother, Oriel. 6:30 P. M.— Quoits. 7:00 P. M.— Luncheon. 7:37 P. M.— Nap. 8:45 P. M. — Quoits, which, according to Dr. Mitchell, were eaten by himself and his brother, Oriel, thus getting rid of them for that day anyway. And then the Coroner came in, and did things hum, that is for a while, until Aunt Thatcher got going on that number 7\[ot for All the Rice in China, from As Thousands Cheer, and couldn't be stopped for ten minutes. Nobody in the family ever did know where Aunt Thatcher had learned to hum. It was always a puz zle and had been published in half a dozen newspapers throughout the country and three books for children and bed-ridden people who didn't have (or didn't want) radios. The Coroner, a Mr. Eddy, started in immediately firing questions right and left and point-blank. One of them hit Aunt Thatcher square on her piazza and that's really why she stopped humming. Grand father Altrock was first on the stand, sit ting right behind the president's box and his wind wasn't any too good either. Q. — In what position did you find the gun? A. — -Hill number 109, twenty miles north of Vicksburg. Q. — How many shells were there? A. — Three. That's all you use in that kind of game. Q. — Where did you find the other two bullets? A.— In the henhouse, where do you suppose? A. — I don't know. I hadn't even thought about it in that way. Q. — What did you do then? A. — Big Ed Delehanty batted in 109 runs for Phila delphia in 1897. Q. — Didn't anybody suggest that the po lice be called? A. — He had a sort of bum wrist that year, that's why. Q. — Why didn't any one call the police? A. — We couldn't find the pinochle deck. Q. — What did Dr. Mitchell say to you about the shooting? A. — He said "lemme see them dice." Q. — Who told you that Mitchell was shot? A.— A little bird. Q. — What was this bird's name? A. — Admiral, for short that is. Q. — Say, beeg boy, what's the idea? Q. — What idea? A. — You know what I mean. Trying to get funny and cross me up. Q. — Was I trying to get funny and cross you up? A. — Well (Continued on page 57) 26 The Chicagoan #£ URGUITOV A*-' 1906 fi.^i What Price Connoisseurs? Especially the Vinous Variety By Ernest Byfield A connoisseur, if we are to place our bets on Mr. Webster, is a person • well versed in any subject, a skil ful or knowing person. The definition seems wide enough to include Walter Pater and Sammy the Goniff. More exactly, per haps, a connoisseur is one who knows what is wrong about what you like. Unlike poets, they may occur in various ways; they are born, they are made, they are dropped on the head when young. They are even self- appointed, with appropriate ceremonies it is hoped, as Ronald Firbank remarked about the queen who opened the comfort station. Repeal brings to us again perhaps the most exalted of these condescending gentry, the connoisseurs of wines. Blessed with an instinct for flavor keener than the sight of an eagle or the scent of a bloodhound, they make us painfully aware of our blunted perceptions. While the rest of us cling to our one gift of discrimination between wines, that they are white or that they are red, the experts reach such heights of vir tuosity as this: "There was introduced, firstly, a claret which was easy to place— 1923 Ch. Ausone, St. Emilion then followed another Bordeaux wine. Good? — yes! undoubtedly, but a horse of quite a different color when my host said to me: Well! what do you make of this one ... . Scarcely had I said '1906' than he exclaimed, lMy God, you've got it.'" A typical passage when good connoisseurs get together. What are the nuances that these maestros can detect so instantly and with such assurance? Do not think that they are at a loss to find phrases for their description. This is what wine tastes like, to them. Berry: "flintly, hard, insinuating, plenty of breed, round and soft." Simon: "its enchanting harmony, wine is the living blood of the grape, what tonal ity, what modulations, fragrant with the subdued perfume of verbena and violets, full of fire and iron." Allen : "their sylph-like grace and ethereal sweetness, the fairy like fragrance of Chateau Margaux, their delicate sense of proportion and avoidance of excess, their keynote is pompous majesty, the Latour was a trifle — the merest trifle — too ponder ous, too ostentatious, too grandiose." Shand: "the most delicately poetic, the most richly spacious, its clean pebbly flavour, almost aloof in its refinement, one of the most sprightly, very soft, clean and bland, a dell in infinite ether, more austerely majestic in their scope." Saintsbury: "the manliest French wine, the almost feminine grace and charm of Claret, the Transcendental qualities of Bur gundy and Madeira, what wine-slang calls dumb, they came up as a flower." The writers are English, with one excep tion, but the wines and the viewpoint are French. Are there real con noisseurs in this country, that is, who live in this country and do not go abroad? I doubt it. More oceans than the Atlantic lie between us and the French. They are a charming people, the French, possessors of an old and somewhat fatigued civilization. In their weary evaluation of what is worth while in life they place din ing first and love last. No Frenchman at table will dissipate his attention in philan dering, or holding forth about sports, busi ness or the Bourse. When he is trussed in his serviette, each morsal and each sip receive his fierce concentration. A French man dines with the front of his mind; an American, with the back. Neither Council Bluffs, Elyria nor West- hampton have time or taste for bouquet; what they want is kick. What chance is there for "rare and almost clandestine growths" to register on the perpetually stunned American palate? Let me use the shears again and clip from Carl Van Vechten: "So he poured gin, bitters, absinthe, Italian and French ver mouth, Scotch, rye, bourbon, bacardi, and Swedish Punch, indiscriminately into huge punch bowls already containing orange — and lemon — and grapefruit juice and would presently contain great chunks of ice?" And Joe Frisco: "In this c-c-country, any p-p-punk who can tell gin from whiskey is a c-c-connoisseur." Holiday Dumber 27 RIVER AT NIGHT AN ESPECIAL FONDNESS FOR METROPOLITAN SUBJECT MATTER IS MORE OR LESS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS WORK OF A. GEORGE MILLER'S CAMERA WHICH REVEALS AN INNATE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE CITY— THE CHICAGO RIVER, A RATHER INSPIRING STREAM OF WATER WHEN SEEN THROUGH THE CAMERA'S LENS WHICH MAKES LITTLE OR NOTHING AT ALL OF ITS MUDDINESS, SLUGGISHNESS AND GENERAL ALL 'ROUND DAYTIME UGLINESS Nights About Town New Year's Dawn Comes Up Without a Headache By Patrick McHugh THE Polloi has probably got horrid ideas of the way New Year's Eve celebrants behave. Never in the past the most decorous night-out of the year, it'll undoubtedly not be this year, what with Repeal and all that. And yet, who knows? Repeal may change old customs, old mores. We wouldn't be at all surprised, though we do not predict. Of course, we could have spent weeks and weeks of intensive researches on New Year's Eves of the past, before and during prohibition — adding them up and comparing them and maybe getting an answer. And those researches could have been published on rice paper in a compact volume only twice the size of the telephone directory. It could have been a monumental labor for which posterity would undoubtedly have been properly grateful. But as Hegel facetiously re marked, "We learn from history that we never learn anything from history." Probably everybody will be out; the Somebodies, the genuine social article whose presence in this supper room or that night club will be chronicled in the paper next day with special mention of their costumes and any bits of scandal that the reporter can think of. The Nobodies who are con sumed with curiosity to know who every body else is. But whatever sort of New Year's Eve this may turn out to be, one can be certain that the police will issue no warning call, that there will be no very definite restric tions, prohibitions, inhibitions; that at mid night the belfry towers will toll the passing of the old year; that in the gilded halls of all the popular nightclubs and supper rooms PAUL DRAPER IS INTERPRETING MUSICAL MOODS IN TAP DANCING IN THE EMPIRE ROOM OF THE PALMER HOUSE EVERYTHING'S ALL RIGHT IN THE GOLD COAST ROOM OF THE DRAKE BECAUSE CLYDE McCOY AND HIS BAND ARE BACK IN THE BANDSHELL gatherings will conduct their celebrations with spirituous liquor, confetti, cork-screws, a bit of roistering, impromptu visits from one table to another, but it'll all be above the table anyway. And it may all be very seemly, may even attain that virtuous dig nity which, some say, is so much to be desired. The glorious part of it all is, though, that the managements and staffs of the various New Year's rendezvous will be able to play hosts in the grand old manner. And don't think they won't love it! At dawn each maitre d'hotel will prob ably blow a horn and send up a rocket and gracefully slump into a well-earned coma, but it'll be in the grand, old manner. Hotel and nightclub managements, in fact, have been so busy with Repeal that they don't quite know anything about their New Year's Eve plans. For the first time in the history of the new Palmer House which was opened in 1925, the Empire Room and another room on the fourth floor will be opened to the public for all-night frolicking on New Year's Eve. Paul Draper, nephew of Ruth Draper, and so cially prominent, has been added to the floor show in the Empire Room. He is a dancer with clever new interpretations of musical moods in taps. The new entertain ment is a Winter Resort Show with the Twelve Abbott International Dancers in a golfing routine, shorts and all as sweet as usual, and several other numbers. Gale Page, singer, who is something of a discov ery, makes her first appearance in Town. Harrison and Fisher, dance team from Stride Me Pin\ and the new Eddie Cantor film Roman Scandals; Lowe, Burnoff and Wensley, an extremely unusual adagio trio; and Stanley Morner, tenor, make up the entertainment. Richard Cole and Em pire Orchestra supply the musical back ground. Clyde McCoy and his orchestra are at home again in the Gold Coast Room of The Drake. Pierre Nuyttens has produced an interesting show for the new disappearing stage with Princess Ahi, Chinese dancer, in her Mystery Lantern Dance and her Sophis ticated Lady number; Kehr, Rousseaux and Kehr, an unusual dancing trio; Yvonne Bouvier, Parisienne soubrette, with French and accented songs; and the Drake ballet. Harry richman and Vincent Lopez continue at Chez Paree, but the suave Mr. Richman leaves after New Year's Eve for a cruise in Florida waters aboard his new yacht. Lopez will probably stay throughout the winter, and very likely the well-known Yacht Club Boys will step in with the new year. Paul Ash and his orchestra have taken over the bandshell at College Inn follow ing Phil Harris's bowing out. The enter tainment remains the same with additional talent supplied by some of Maestro Ash's own people including Sally Sweet. And of course the Bal Tabarin will be, on The Eve, the creme de la creme of the Town's gam bolling spots; just as it's always been in the past. At M. Teddy's L'Aiglon there is the new American Bar, a cultured European atmos phere and innumerable epicurean delicacies offered by the Town's most elaborate menu. Jack Paige and his (Continued on page 71) DON PEDRO, WHO BROUGHT HfS ORCHES TRA BACK TO TOWN AND IS NOW PLAYING FOR PATRONS OF THE BLUE GROTTA Holiday Dumber 29 EVA LE GALLIENNE WITH VISION, COMPETENCY AND COURAGE THIS BRIL LIANT YOUNG ACTRESS HAS FOUNDED AND CARRIED TO ARTISTIC HEIGHTS HER OWN CIVIC REPERTORY THE ATRE. CHICAGO COULD HAVE NO MORE SATISFYING CHRISTMAS GIFT THAN HER VISIT WITH THREE NOTABLE SUCCESSES, "ALICE IN WONDERLAND," "ROMEO AND JULIET" AND "HEDDA GABLER." HER PERFORMANCES HERE SHOULD INSPIRE SOME OTHER YOUNG ACTRESS TO GIVE US OUR OWN REPERTORY COMPANY. NOTHING IS MORE NEEDED. ILLUSTRATIONS AFTER TENNIEL Theatrical Hallucination De Quincy's Ghost Visits the Local Rialto By William C. Boy den GLOOMY dissertations on the parlous • state of the theatre have filled our daily press. Let's not be that way. Let's dream that everything is all right. Let's assume that Chicago is like other cities of its size, worldly, urbane, gay, cour ageous. Let's imagine that there are twenty theatrical hits in the Loop, to which have been added the pleasant realities of Music in the Air and Sailor, Beware. Let's vis ualize our Town as at least as prosperous a city as, say Vienna, where according to recent reports seventeen shows are in full blast. Let's envision throngs of happy so phisticates crowding the College Inn and the Empire Room, gay theatre-parties of college boys and girls, gleeful ticket specu lators getting fat on profits, theatre manag ers riding in Rolls-Royces. All ready? Then relax, light the opium pipe, and see what happens. The Princess down on Clark Street has re-opened. Roger Pryor is there in Bis- cuits for Baby, a rollicking farce. Edna Hibbard and Mae West support him, play ing two milk-maids who come to the big city. A block East the rafters of the Great Northern are ringing again with drinking songs as The Sophomore Du\e goes into its fortieth week. Allan Jones, Ilsa Marvenga, George Hassell have the leads, and the two big song hits are Far Down in My Aortic Region and Imbibe With Me. The Blackstone, true to its in tellectual tradition, harbours Noel Coward in a little thing of his own, entitled The Sewer. Noel plays a young man who drinks the alcohol out of Sterno cans. Strong, very strong. He is held up for three acts by Clifton Webb and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. At the Studebaker we find Maude Adams doing a revival of East Lynne, with Otis Skinner, William Faver- sham and May Robson. Even the little Playhouse is turning them away with 7S[o Mother-in-Law to Guide Him, domestic comedy with Tommy Ross and recruits from the Dramatic Club of the Nicholas Senn High School. Proceeding North, the Illinois lights up Jackson Boulevard with Earl Carroll's Lu bricities of 1934, starring the Four Marx Brothers, Al Jolson, Ed Wynn, Phil Baker and all the concessions from the Streets of Paris. A dramatic novelty is luring the carriage-trade to the Majestic, Hamlet with Jack Barrymore, Fritz Lieber, Walter Hampden, Billy Bryant and Katharine Hep burn, each doing one act. The spectators vote for their favorite Hamlet as they pass out. In response to popular demand the United Artists has been rechristened the Apollo, to make way for George White's Bawdities of Broadway. Eddie Cantor, George Jessel, Norma Talmadge, Serge Lifar and Mei Lan Fang are some of its featured players. The Oriental is the Colo nial again, not big enough for the crowds who break down the doors to get tickets for the big radio revue, Zephyrs of the Ether, offering Amos and Andy, Kate Smith, Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Naturally, Katharine Cornell is at the Harris, sup ported by Ethel and Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressier and Greta Garbo. Her this year's vehicle is called Unfamiliar Rye. It's the same all down Randolph Street. The Woods has "gone legit" with Irene Castle's come-back in a smart dance-and-bark piece, entitled Very Doggy. Next door at the Garrick, the new politico-economico-sociologi co- drama, Lighter Dollars, endorsed by the N. R. A. and acted by a cast made up of actors who used to play the market on the side. West to the Olympic (also rechris tened) where Romberg's new operetta, Or- chid of Maxwell Street, is taxing the exit facilities of both the Clark and Randolph Street foyers. Nothing like the rendition of the theme song by Fritzi Scheff and De Wolf Hopper has been heard for years. They have even put seats in Ernie Byfield's Sherman House Garage to resurrect the Powers theatre for Harry Minturn's revival of The Wasps by Aristophanes. Bitter Sweet has left the Grand in order to allow its actors to be in Toronto the night Repeal comes to this country. The vacancy created a difficult situation. The Student Prince wanted to come in from Peoria, and Blossom Time was just waiting to spring from Gary. While Sam Gerson and Jack Garrity were arguing about which revival to bring in, The Desert Song sneaked in from Dubuque. Need one re late that the Adelphi has long since ejected its 15c movies to make room for that vital new play by Fritz Blocki, Lloyd Lewis and Gail Borden. The critics panned it, but The World Between Lincoln and Winchell is doing well in spite of its cumbersome title. The fog drifts away from a bemused brain. The apparitions fade. The dream ends. Were it all true, we might under stand why Music in the Air is departing after three weeks of indifferent business at the Erlanger; why Sailor, Beware is just getting by at the Selwyn; why Dangerous Corner is hanging on at two-for-one at the Cort; why the Town may conceivably be without a play as the Christmas holidays commence. Sailor, Beware is tricky material. It needs just the right touch, or it smudges. New York is crazy for it. Yet the opening night here an indifferent cast played the fable of the irresistible gob and the immovable night club hostess with leers broad enough to raise a fear that the comedy might at any moment degenerate to the level of Star- and-Garter treatment of the sailor boy theme. Since the premiere Kenyon Nichol son, one of the authors, has re-directed the piece, and it is now more what it should be; a comedy of character, in which the frank and happy attitude toward sex of the healthy young males in President Roose velt's Navy is made the basis of gusty humor. The laughs are there, in abun dance. If the mirth can be kept robust and hearty, the show justifies its broad subject matter. If one has to look furtively at one's female companion before letting out the chuckles, then Sailor, Beware had better move down to the State- Congress. As it stands today, it can be recommended to any mature post-Repeal celebrant, but not to girls home from Farmington and boys out of St. Mark's for a fortnight. Some of the difficul ties in properly producing the piece can be laid to the cast. Generally speaking, the participants are a nice lot of young peo ple, apparently amenable to direction. But the leads are not inherently competent enough to lift the script to a high comedy plane. The devastating sailor is played by Lawrence Gray, once a moderately success ful lead in silent pictures. He tries hard, but his physique and personality are not big enough to suggest that he is "framed to make women frail," as a well known drama tist once put it. Nor is he especially funny. "Dynamite" Jones needs playing by some one like Spencer Tracy, Edmund Lowe or Paul Kelly. The girl is acted by Marjorie Peterson, neat, comely, and experienced in portraying gals a bit on the tough side, but not exactly right here. While there is nothing brazen about her performance, she fails to suggest that quality which would make her purity a matter of personal con cern to all sensitive males in the audience. And how sensitive men are about the purity of all women except those who are the im mediate objects of their overtures. A suave and experienced actor, Hal Whittemore, has too little to do as the lieutenant in charge. Of the numerous actors and actresses play ing the boys and girls who kibbitz the love- duel, Cliff Jones and Helene Sinnott stand out. Music in the Air should have stayed here longer. Built along the same lines as The Cat and the Fiddle, it was a friendly, charming, intimate operetta, full of quiet humor, ingratiating (Continued on page 57) Holiday Dumber 31 The Month in Music A Critical Consideration of Chicago Offerings TWO fine Beethoven performances, the Second and Eighth symphonies, with Mr. Stock and the orchestra in their happiest mood; Mr. Stock with his honest objectivity wherein he seeks to let the music tell its own tale without the pro jection of his personality. Feels so sure of himself and of his men that there is no need to heighten the effect by pretty prima donna tricks of baton virtuosity. Joseph Szigeti gave one of the highlights of the season in his playing of Mozart con certo for violin, No. 4, in D Major. It was a sort of finality in violin playing; poetic, imaginative, forceful and with the sense of balance that is the essential of the classic spirit. Remarkable fingers and superb bow arm used for the desired purpose. Mr. Stock paid the annual tribute of re spect — and still of hope — to the manes of Bruckner; this time the Ninth symphony, "unfinished." A performance of due solem nity properly expressive of sincere regard for Bruckner as an earnest and even a con secrated craftsman; but somehow the spark will not flash. Everybody realizes that music must find a new symphonist and Bruckner has been given every chance but, seemingly, cannot quite make the grade. The militant group of his followers who have been calling aloud for recognition still raise their voices yet with fainter sound. Lovely performance of the Sibelius First. He, too, has been knocking at the door, and on the other side of the water there has been a vigorous drive for him as the hoped for man. Fine music beautifully played and yet will Sibelius prove to be the one? Eric DeLamarter took command for a time, Mr. Stock having gone up to Fish Creek for a needed rest, and gave a force ful performance of the Borodin Second. Honest music, rough but hearty and with the big sweep to it as of a man who dared express what was in him regardless of the rules. One could enjoy it for its own sake since nobody thinks of grooming Borodin for the vacant chair. A pleasant hands-across-the-sea gesture of friendliness at the "Pop" with Paul Kerby, as a representative of the Austrian government, conducting a Viennese pro gram. Special emphasis on Johann Strauss with the most popular waltzes brought to us in post-war fashion. Mr. Kerby proved himself a vigorous conductor evidently de termined to drive the new shadings home. Perhaps a bit over- vigorous. RuDOLPR GANZ gave a broad and masterful performance of the Rachmaninoff Second piano concerto. Then taking the baton he conducted his own Animal Pictures. Some twenty orchestral By Karleton Hackett skits amusingly conceived, cleverly set down and expertly conducted. Sea Drift of John Alden Carpenter had its first performance. A tone-poem in which Mr. Carpenter dared a more forceful mode of utterance than he has risked before. Themes of strength and beauty set forth with a heavier and richer orchestration than is his wont. And still it did not sound as though he could quite bring himself to let go. Something even yet of reserve, but he is going his own way and may finally decide to have a real fling. Excellent performance of the Bruch violin concerto in D Minor by John Weicher, the principal of the first violins of the orchestra. Musicianly in feeling, clean in technique. Fine playing. Daniel Saidenberg, the first 'cellist, played the Tschaikowsky Variations on a Rococo Theme with interpretive force and brilliant technique. Serge lifar proved that the ideals of the old imperial regime still persist in the Russian ballet. His tech nique as a dancer was superlative. Nijinsky was the name everybody was using for a comparison; some yes and some no. But the simple fact was eloquent. As a choreographer not so successful. The dances he himself arranged had little character. But his own dancing in what he had been taught was virtuosity. Poise, grace and skill. Art for art's sake. Is it possible? Lifar gave a convincing side light. He is travel ling with a small company; himself the focal point, two girls, six boys and two pianists. With such the contract was made. When he arrived and learned that the Girl Scouts would fill the Auditorium with the swankiest sort of an audience he felt that for his first appearance before such a gathering two pianos would be inadequate. But there was the contract, signed, sealed and delivered. What to do! For a fitting background in such a place he must have an orchestra and since there was no other way out he hired some thirty odd men of the Chicago symphony and paid for them out of his own pocket! And what would you call that? Agnes enters gives "compositions in dance form." Her under standing of the term "dance" evidently involves meanings not recognized in the dictionary. A certain sense of burlesque, none too expertly done, and then naught. Yet outpourings of really lyric fervor have been lavished in her art. As Lincoln, when in a quandary, was wont to say: "Well, those who care for that sort of thing would probably like it." The Kinsolving Musical Mornings got themselves going again cheerily at the Blackstone ballroom. After Mario Cham- lee had warmed himself up (eleven o'clock in the morning is a terrible hour) he sang delightfully. Voice warm and vibrant and with meaning in the words. Something, alas, has gone out of Mischa Levitski's piano playing. Fingers dependable, even capable of dazzling brilliance, yet a lack in the spirit. Sophie Braslau has a voice, one of the most striking of the contralti, and knows a lot about singing. A bit heavy; good but riot exciting. The Aguilars, Spanish lute players, had quality. Made charming music, and what a relief for a few fleeting moments to escape the percussive tone of the piano! Dis tinctive. Opera Intime — evidently some tongue twister, that title — got off to a fine start in the Palmer House ballroom; though in that space it was none too intime. The music, Rimsky-korsakow and Gluck„ was delightful. Karl Krueger and a small orchestra of the right sort brought out the true character. Mr. Krueger was deft with the baton and made it all agreeable to the ear. The singers were in a tough spot but acquitted themselves well. Full satisfaction would have required the utmost skill of routined professionals, while most of them were somewhat new to the business. But they did their stuff with a will and the best people, who were there en masse, pro nounced it a success. And that settled that. Now that the Century of Progress is assured for next year, what about a bit more music and of a different kind? The Fair authorities greet all such suggestions with active goodwill — only dropping as an aside, equally pertinent and disturbing, "Who will put up the money?'* If it be impossible to finance the sort of music the Fair ought to have, at least, for the sake of the ears of all of us, it might be possible to tame down the loud-speakers. Or is the advertiser's voice too strong for us? Interesting to note in George Gerschwin's own paintings as displayed at the Art's club, how really gentle and oldf ashioned he is at heart. Would like, perchance, to illustrate a new edition of Little Women. The Bartered Bride at The Garrick be gan auspiciously. A sprightly perform ance under Karl Schulte; Alice Mock and Messrs. Miller, Jencks and Bair all good. Ought to win the goodwill of the public. 32 The Chicagoan MARIA JERITSA A MAGNIFICENT CREATURE AND A TRUE NORDIC BLONDE WHO HAS THE THEATRE BLOOD IN HER VEINS AND, THEREFORE, CAN BE DEPENDED UPON TO GIVE A GOOD SHOW. BECAUSE SHE IS ALWAYS A SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION, SHE MAKES NEWS; IN FACT, SHE HAS THAT GIFT. SHE IS SCHEDULED TO MAKE HER APPEARANCE AT THE CIVIC OPERA HOUSE DURING THE COMING SEASON OF THE CHICAGO GRAND OPERA COMPANY WHICH BEGINS DECEMBER 26 Films of a Feather A Review of the Revues and So On By William R. Weaver FILMS of a feather flop together. The Footlight Parade, Broadway Through a Keyhole, The Dancing Lady and Ta^e a Chance, derivatives of the Gold- diggers of 1933, which derived from Forty- second Street, might have been laid end to end instead of side by side with benefit to all. Brought out successively, the four of them would have been sufficient to advance the somewhat fragile cause of $ie musical comedy film well into spring^ by which time as many more, intellifently safe guarded against production^Slts proved in performance, and with due emphasis upon demonstrated merits, could have been pro duced to carry on. Flung upon us simul taneously, with Moonlight and Pretzels, College Humor and5 half a dozen lesser items of like ilk .not yet out of town or mind, they set up such a din and clatter as to send the ear-weary and eye-sated vic tim off to the vaudeville shows, the play houses, the Art Institute and the bookstalls. Of course the Great Minds of Holly wood, having witnessed precisely this cycle at least once and its counterpart some hun dreds of times, are not to be expected to do anything about it all. "Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and do like wise — " all of which is pretty tough on the stockholders, not to mention the paying public. If I seem a little cross about this, it is because I am especially interested in the musical comedy type of film and, with good company, very much out of patience with the puny progress it has made, particularly with the steadfast allegiance of directors and scriptmen to tra ditions of the three-sided stage and the one- storied plot. I am forever hopeful that one of the Warners' gifted masters of choreography will remember, while producing one of those ten-acre spectacles practicable in no media save the screen, that there is no good reason for pretending that it is being pro duced on a Broadway stage or (see The Footlight Parade) in a picture theatre. I am inalienably expectant, too, of dis covering that the incomparable tunesmiths who have taken over complete dictatorship of popular music through the reiterative impact of their ditties in these pictures shall have realized suddenly, in the act of pro ducing one of them, that there is nothing to be gained and much to be lost by towing along behind them in their lyric flights a silly story about a chorus girl who goes on unrehearsed and saves the show for the hard-boiled director with a heart as big as a backdrop. If I were to find out, one day, that both of these hopes have been materialized in a single production, I think I would find out, too, that the production marked a new era, established a new epoch (all of the standard reviewers' terms) in the art of the cinema, that it was going to run for three years on Broadway, two on Randolph Street and in terminably in the provinces. I think I would find it advertised and reviewed as the greatest motion picture ever produced and I'm not sure that it wouldn't be just that. Of the musical com edy films mentioned above, The Footlight Parade is best by any and all tests. It has James Cagney as an added starter with the winners from Golddiggers of 1933, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Guy Kibbee. It has more and better and bigger song production numbers than any six motion pictures, Ziegf eld Follies or Mus solini homecoming festivities ever had. It has more honest song hits than Irving Ber lin would promise to write in the remainder of his natural life. It is the best musical comedy film to date. Broadway Through a Keyhole is next best as a musical comedy, somewhat better as a play in that its plot has more than the single puckering string which is for mula for these things and Walter Win- chell's voice and certain interesting allega tions furnish stimulating background. The Dancing Lady trips lightly into third place on the fleet toes of Joan Crawford, who never should have stopped dancing, Fred Astaire, who never did, Franchot Tone and Clark Gable. It owes something, too, to one Robert Benchley, whose Winchell bit is a substantial improvement on the original and a lifesaver in those dead mo ments between plot and spectacle that are the especial death agonies of backstage stories. It is something of a jump from Hollywood and musical comedy to London and The Private Life of Henry VIII, but take it, if you haven't. This eminently British production, with Charles Laughton as the king who is made to seem more married against than marrying, is sub stantial, satisfying entertainment. It pre sents its historical record with every indi cation of authenticity yet lightly, amus ingly, matter-of-factly and, a particular point, with a wholesome respect for the English language and its uses. No English man would call it "a swell picture," but I will. I want you to see it. While in England, figuratively, I should tell you, also, of Berkeley Square, which Leslie Howard is alleged to have played with great success on the stage in per son and which he plays with great care and pathetically little net result in the film. I don't think it is important that the picture was made on this side. The play just wasn't the kind of stuff that films are made of. Back home again, Only Yesterday raises its Irish- American head (Margaret Sulla- van's) high above the rank and file of cur rent American production. It is what would have been called a human document, in the days when tears were selling bet ter, and it introduces Miss Sullavan, late of the stage, as a film star of prime impor tance. In point of sheer loveliness, this young lady asks nothing of the Gaynors at their best. As an actress she might safely give Garbo car^ta, Hepburn spades and Dietrich little casino in a friendly four- handed game. She has, in my not precisely expert opinion, every single thing. See for yourself. The right to ro mance is one of those yarns about a lady doctor (Ann Harding) who steps out and then steps in again. I think it's about time for Miss Harding to sit back and wait for a natural. She's doing herself no good in these things. The World Changes is an engrossing, carefully produced picture in which Paul Muni takes his turn at impersonating a Chicago packer whose kids go to the bow wows and all that. I don't believe I can stand many more of these packer pictures, fundamentally because I don't believe them. The Invisible Man is the spookiest of all spook pictures and well worth your time if you cared for Dracula and its progeny. My Weakness is frothy stuff with Lew Ayres, Lillian Harvey, Charles Butterworth and others in search of a plot. Thunder Over Mexico, the warmly de bated Sergei Eisenstein production pre viewed at the Drake, is an artistically sig nificant as well as dramatically important item of the cinema season. Little Women, installed in the Palace a day late for my deadline, is reliably re ported a splendid entertainment. With Alice in Wonderland, due Christmas, it in augurates a new and wholesome cycle of Hollywood production which, as in the case of the musical comedy, the Great Minds will promptly pursue unto the death. 34 The Chicagoan CHICAGOAN MARGARET SULLAVAN ONLY YESTERDAY— WELL. TWO LEAN YEARS AGO, PRECISELY— THIS CHARMING LADY WAS DISCOVERED BY DR. BOYDEN IN THE CAST OF "A MODERN VIRGIN" AT THE GARRICK AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY HENRY C. JORDAN FOR THIS JOURNAL. THE GOOD DOCTOR DECLARED HER AN ONCOMER TO BE COPED WITH BY THE BEST OF THEM. "ONLY YESTERDAY" DIS CLOSES HER AS THE COMPLETE FULFILLMENT OF DR. BOYDEN'S AND HOLLYWOOD'S PREDICTIONS— THE PARTICULARLY BRIGHT AND SHINING LIGHT OF THE 1933 CINEMA SEASON PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY Dec. 14 — Black Hawks vs. Detroit Red Wings at Stadium. Dec. 17 — Black Hawks vs. Montreal Canadiens at Stadium. Dec. 28 — Black Hawks vs. Ottawa Senators at Stadium. Jan. I — Black Hawks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at Stadium. Jan. 7 — Black Hawks vs. New York Rangers at Stadium. Jan. II — Black Hawks vs. Boston Bruins at Stadium. Jan. 14 — Black Hawks vs. New York Americans at Stadium. CHICAGO AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Games Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights; Sun day afternoons at Coliseum. FLORIDA SPORTS SEASON Florida year-round clubs, Miami Dec. 17, Dec. 24, Dec. 31, Jan. 7, Jan. 14— Aquatic carnivals. Dec. 11-17 — National Anglers' championship, Key Largo. Dec. 25 — Charity exhibition golf match. Dec. 28, 29, 30 — National Olympic stars aquatic meet. Jan. I — Key Largo Anglers' club fishing cham pionships. Jan. 3 — Florida State Kiddies golf championship. Jan. 7-1 I — Miami-Biltmore amateur invitation golf tournament. Jan. II, 12, 13 — National dog show. CALIFORNIA SPORTS SEASON Jan. 11-15 — National match play open golf cham pionship, Lake Merced golf and country club, San Francisco. Dec. 22, 23, 24— Pasadena open golf. Dec. 29, 30, 31 — Santa Monica open golf. Jan. 6, 7, 8 — Los Angeles open golf. PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL Dec. 17 — National professional championship, Chi cago Bears vs. New York Giants (home field of team having highest percentage on Dec. 10). 36 The Chicagoan Winter Sports Hockey, the Football Finals and the Stove League By Kenneth D. Fry THERE is something that appeals to man's finer instincts, like a return to the gold standard, or a new edict by Hitler, or a cage of monkeys in a store window, in these great life stories of our sterling athletes, appearing in the daily papers. In fact, if the Black Hawks hadn't connived to acquire Lionel Conacher or the Cubs hadn't bought Chuck Klein, it cer tainly would have been a dull winter here abouts. Scribes would have had nothing to do but cover news events and put facts on paper. For one thing, we never would have learned that Conacher — or Connie, as one typewriter orator puts it — has twin brothers and sisters. Otherwise we might have had to struggle through the winter, complete in our ignorance that Conacher was nothing excepting a fine hockey player and just about the wisest acquisition that the Hawks have made since the memory of man runneth not to the contrary, or what ever the saying is. Having in this fashion worked off some of my accumulated ill temper, I proceed to the business in hand — namely, to wit, and what have you — the Chicago Black Hawks. Since the sedate management of that organisation does not choose to recog nize this publication as worthy of considera tion for tickets, so that this witness can associate with the high minded gentry of the press row, it becomes necessary for this correspondent to gaze upon the antics of Gardiner, Coulter, Couture, Gottselig, Conacher, et al, from a distant spot, as befits the dignity of said correspondent. Out of town games are witnessed through the printed reports of eastern papers, since — and how it pains me to say so — no local papers print accounts that do more than give work to linotype operators. A glimpse of the standing tells more than a column of type. After a brilliant start that gave everybody the jitters, the Hawks are back — at this writing — very close to the 50-50 mark, which, if I may be pardoned a treasonable utterance, is remarkably close to where they belong. Couture and Gottselig are among this comer's favorite hockey players. The boys attend to business. And in spite of Thomp son's record — which is good — this depart ment is hard-headed enough to stick to its original opinion that Paul travels a great distance and does a lot of work without accomplishing too much. A bundle of apologies all wrapped up and left with my secretary in case the delegation becomes unmanageable. Of course, Chuck Gardiner is tops in the goalie league. And with Conacher in front of him Chuck is going to look even better. I do hope some day the Black Hawks do something about that defense — maybe they should quit bumping the enemy and set about learning how to check. And if those Hawks are up in March, you can blame about forty per cent of it on Conacher, even if he has twins in his family and they call him Connie. And incidentally the Hawks lost a game to the Rangers in New York 1 to 0 in the last few seconds. I don't care about that, but the Garden temperature was about 70 degrees and the boys found that little head way could be made on concrete. It was discovered that concrete was under the ice, when the ice melted. In his simple-minded fashion this correspondent humbly begs the National Hockey League to do something about it, such as insisting that managements keep their freezing plants turned on. Just a thought; think nothing of it. The boys have lots of skates. And before the ice melts and I'm down to concrete — if you make cracks about that you should be in radio — it might be worth while to devote space and wordage to what this orator con siders a worthy movement. Emil Iverson, who knows about hockey, even if the Black Hawks didn't give him much to work with, is running the Chicago Amateur Hockey Association. They play games at the Coliseum, where hockey was born in Chicago, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, and Sunday afternoons. So much for the business of stating facts in clean-cut fashion. It behooves me to express surprise that the crowds have been running from 3,500 to 6,000, and that the league is supporting itself. That, in itself, makes the Black Hawks and me jealous. It strikes this humble correspondent that amateur hockey should be a success here, if the backers don't expect too much. Prices are about right — for 35 cents you can see the games. Players have been brought in from the hockey country and they've been put to work around town. They represent the firms they struggle for, and I am assured that they receive nothing for their hockey ability, provided, of course, they can play hockey and hold down their other jobs, too. Anyhow, one of the best features is the high scoring. And that's a feature that will take fans from the Stadium and lure them to the Coliseum. More about this later. It's a bit intriguing. Instead of an all- American football team — perish the thought — I'll offer to you the all-American hard luck team and the ail-American best- thought-out-play of the year. If you don't agree, don't bother to mention it, because I never read my mail or answer the phone — unless it's a red-head. (No brunettes overlooked, however.) However, to proceed, Duke gets the hard- luck award. With nothing more to lick than Georgia Tech — which had taken plenty this fall — Duke falls down boom. The Blue Devils — a prof of theology prob ably thought that one out — were behind 6 to 0 in their last game, needing a victory to finish an unblemished season. They made first down on Tech's one-inch line, meas ured with calipers and certified by the Bureau of Standards. First play: ball carrier over, but backfield in motion. Tech's line bucked up and on fourth down, a Duke pass bounced out of the hands of an eligible man into the hands of another eligible Duke player behind the goal. Of course, it was no touchdown, so Duke lost. I submit it to you. The brainstorm? That goes to Notre Dame. A big medal to Lukats and the way he tore up Army in that "retribution" con test, but I claim the idea award goes to Krause, N. D. tackle, and his partner at end, Millner. Army was leading 12 to 7, and the Army kicker was standing in his end zone, ready to boot. Krause moved in close to his guard, and Army kept a wary eye on him — and rightly. But Army for got Millner, so Millner went his way mer rily and unmolested to block the kick and score the touchdown that beat Army and saved Anderson's job — for a week, till he returned to South Bend. You can have that one for the winter hot stove sessions, too. The eastern situation is a strange conglomeration. Princeton is the lone team unbeaten and untied. Army, all season, looked like the strongest eleven —even counting the Notre Dame game. And Columbia gets the Rose Bowl bid to play Stanford. Columbia, of course, had only that defeat by Princeton against its record and prob ably will be a worthy enemy for Stanford out there where Graham McNamee's "Old Baldy" pokes his creamy nose into the sky while teams are scoring touchdowns. Espe cially since the coast teams didn't seem able to solve their matters of superiority this season to the satisfaction of everyone. Perhaps Bill Corum's missionary work had something to do with the selection of Columbia. So far as I could discover it was Corum who inaugurated the idea that Columbia would be a good representative. And, incidentally, (Continued on page 59) Holiday 7v[umber 37 MOONLIGHT BATHING, OR LOUNGING ON THE VELVET SANDS, IS A FAVORITE RELAXATION OF THE WINTER COLONY AT WEST PALM BEACH A FLOATING BAR ELIMINATES A GOOD DEAL OF POINTLESS PEDESTRIANISM FOR WINTER HOLIDAY GUESTS AT THE MIAMI BILTMORE Travel Begins at Home If Winter Comes, Why Not Try the U. S.? By T h /IS this is written, December 1, the Sunny this and the h\ Sunny that, touted in the expensively printed travel -*¦ ¦*• literature that no one ever reads except travel editors, are a matter of high indifference to the average Chicagoan. For Chicago is sunny, and Chicago is balmy, and Chicago is bright and its winds are gentle. But come December 15, the day this is published, and now, watchman, what of the winter? If it is still elegant in Chicago, you can bet your stamp album that it will still be frozen and pneumonic in Chicago next April. That is the way with this city of a thousand somethings or others. You can't win living here, any more than you can win at crime. The local editors boost the place, but they hire travel writers to expound on the glories of every place else and to suggest, just subtly, that you can get out of here while the get ting is good. The getting, right now, is good. The horrors of a good old typical Chicago winter — rain, hail, snow, mud, murk, and slush — have yet to fasten themselves upon us. We are still limber. We still know what the sun is. A month from now, and it will be too late. Travel abroad and to places like the Indies, for purposes of escaping Chicago in January, is all very nice, but with these qualifications: it costs a lot of money (and exchange rates are unfavorable as long as the President keeps stretching the elastic dollar southward) and it takes a lot of time. Travel at home (i. e., the U. S. of America) has these superadded advantages: it doesn't cost as much money (if you don't want it to) and it doesn't take as much time (also if you don't want it to). Be sides, if you are a patriot, you will thrill at the privilege of supporting home industries, the r.r.'s, hotels, etc., so that this nation will be better able to ward off the Yellow Peril, the Hitler Peril, or the Communist Peril, depending on what is your favorite Peril. But the funniest thing about places to go without crossing the boundary (no longer distinguishable since Repeal) is that the U. S., for all its newness and crassness, has some of the spiffiest scenery on earth. The photographs that accompany this article, and more that don't, ought to convince you of that, e Drifter if you need convincing. And a squint in person at some of the U. S. will convince you forever. Myself, I am a great one for the South, summer or winter, especially the unreconstructed sections of it. The result of this prejudice is that whenever I set out for Florida I either stop short in some ancient place in Alabama or make a sharp turn to the right and wind up on the Gulf coast. •* "' But Florida, even stripped of all the ballyhoo that was so obnoxious during the nutty years before 1929, is verily a playground for the gods. Down its length and across its breadth it has everything. Arthur Brisbane, who is willing to describe everything else, finds himself speechless when he starts talking about Miami Beach, and what is indescribable enough for Arthur Brisbane is indescribable enough for me. There is no winter on that east coast. There is no poverty (or they keep it quiet if there is). And now that the real estate developers have collapsed and the hoodlum millionaires (including A. Capone) have been deflated, it has lapsed, in spots, into its pristine loveliness. You don't have to be told that the sailfish and tarpon chase you right up on dry land, golf balls won't hear of making a hole in less than an eagle, and what's left over from the day's sunshine is enough to give you a coat of tan at night. For elegance, the Pancoast at Miami Beach and the Miami Biltmore at Miami are recommended. Rates there and at the other leading hotels of the vicinity are down (not far enough for me, personally). And if you go down on the Illinois Central, you'll pull into southern Florida the second morning and you can make the rounds and find boarding houses a-plenty of a highly attractive and lowly priced sort. The very busy man will fly. Or, take the New Orleans branch of the I. C. (I haven't found out if the Panama Limited, train of trains, is to be — or has been — resumed after a year's layoff) to the city that calls itself, with reason, the most interesting in America. And from there, hit the Gulf coast — Biloxi, (Continued on page 60) Holiday Dumber 39 WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? NOTHING; AT FIRST GLANCE, POSSIBLY, BECAUSE THE ART WORK, THE ENGRAVING, THE SETTING HAVE NOTHING WRONG ABOUT THEM. BUT UPON SECOND GLANCE YOU WILL NOTE, IF YOU HAVEN'T BEFORE, THAT THE FIGURE SECOND FROM THE LEFT IS WEARING A DINNER JACKET. TRUE, THE DINNER JACKET IS OF PROPER CUT AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT AS A DINNER JACKET, BUT THE OTHER GENTLEMEN IN THE ILLUSTRATION ARE WEARING TAILCOATS. AND AT A STRICTLY FORMAL SOCIAL FUNCTION SUCH AS THIS SETTING REPRESENTS ONLY THE TAILCOAT IS THE PROPER GARMENT; FOR, AFTER ALL, THE DINNER JACKET HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN INFORMAL GARB. IT CAME INTO POPULARITY AND REALLY PROPRIETY AS A FORMAL SUIT WITH THE WAR. SORT OF A WAR-TIME MEASURE— TO SAVE ON FABRICS. (WASN'T HOOVERIZE THE WORD FOR IT?) IT WAS ACCEPTED AS PROPER BECAUSE OF THE NEEDS OF THE TIMES. BUT FASHION IS AGAIN AS UNRELENTING AS IN PRE-WAR YEARS REGARDING FORMAL ATTIRE, AND THE DINNER JACKET HAS BEEN PUT BACK IN ITS PLACE AS AN INFORMAL GARMENT. THE TAILCOAT, TOO, IN A WAY GREW OUT OF WAR. OFFICERS AND TROOPERS ALIKE OF THE BRITISH ARMIES OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS WORE TAILS IN THE FIELD AS WELL AS IN THE BALLROOM. THE PRESENT TAILCOAT HAS EVOLVED FROM THEM— NOTE, FOR INSTANCE, THE SPLIT IN THE TAILCOAT, NECESSARY IN THOSE DAYS WHEN GENTLEMEN, THE MILITARY AND THE CIVIL ALIKE, SPENT SO MUCH TIME IN THE SADDLE. AND THAT'S HOW FASHIONS ARE BORN. AND THE DINNER JACKET RETURNS TO ITS OLD INFORMAL PLACE IN THE MOONLIGHT. Fashions Loose Leaves from By Mrs. F IT is interesting to note that the well dressed woman of Paris and New York has not accepted the Mae West fad. She is dressing more elaborately as to material, jewelry, etc., but all in the simplest of lines. V^NE must train literally this season to be able to handle the trains themselves. Even the debutantes feel they must come out in one. J. HE party spirit prevails. V-<OIFFURES are not complete for evening without tiaras, bandeaux of jewels or flowers or some with coronets of braids, or curls. Headdresses, however, must be neat and not the hoydenish or gypsy type of curls. ¦^ OW that we have learned to tip our hats over one eye, we must learn to wear them on the back of our heads. This is the type of hat to be worn only by the very young. ¦L/UNCHING at the Casino today the smart women were the ones most simply gowned. I noticed, for example, a striking blonde in a gray ensemble with coat on Russian Cossack lines, high upstanding collar of gray krimmer and band down the front, belted snugly in material, a Russian turban of the gray fur with cockade of ribbon. Gloves and bag of gray completed this striking ensemble. xxNOTHER costume was a suit of a soft woolly tweed in cocoa brown, with brown Persian trim yoke and a bois de rose satin blouse. Smart sailor, gloves and shoes to match. J3LACK is by far the most outstanding in suits or dresses, with black coats elaborately trimmed in silver fox or Persian lamb. /V.LL suits had smart blouses with Dolman sleeve effect. A few smart black dresses with smart hood effect in back, and one belted with a self cord. vyNE woman wore the smart new square crystal bracelets in black and white. Have you seen the new long clips or the gold clip watch worn at the throat? /xLSO the new round placque pocketbook? And the new bag and shoes in antelope striped in narrow patent leather trim to match? M. HE tunic still is one of the most popular and striking outfits for it can be worn in any becoming length. 1VJ.Y prophecy that the long sleeved evening gown, with neck line high in front would be one of the accepted fashions of the season, has come true! for dinner and restaurant wear. As this is the first time in several seasons that this type of clothes has been so prevalent, it is a natural supposition that women and Frills a Stylist's Notebook rd Carter will take great pains in selecting their wardrobes. Some of these dinner and theatre gowns have different colored bodices or shirtwaist effects, but one must have a sylphlike figure to wear these, and it is usually more becoming to wear one simple line in a dark shade. A HE sumptuous furs and fur wraps are overwhelming. One a three-quarter length cape of silver fox skins used lengthwise, fit for a Princess, over a black velvet evening gown. The mar velous mink evening wraps with intricate sleeves and scarf. The scarves of silver and white fox worn in several different ways, provide capes, collars and boa scarves in one. OIL VERY gray velvet is one of the high style notes for eve ning. A gown and three-quarter wrap with fox dyed to match. Gray velvet gowns are worn with smart red wraps. 1 HE new white evening gown dotted with round mirrors the size of a dime — the nth degree in formality. X HERE has never been a time when women have been quite so tempted to be glamorous, and if a gay season is not sched uled already, I am sure it will be made one, for women must wear these fascinating things which are to be found in the smart shops. MAURICE SEYMOUR THE SLEEVELESS LINEN CRUISE DRESS, WORN WITH THE NEW "GOB" HAT AND COAT, AND THE THREE-PIECE CRUISE SUIT OF IMPORTED TWEED ARE FROM SAKS- FIFTH AVENUE Holiday Dumber 41 La Chatte Lifar Finds It A Perfect Vehicle By Mark Turbyfill WITH an anxiety, which was not unlike a good omen, Serge Lifar, on the day before his appearance at the Auditorium theatre, expressed the belief that nobody knew he was going to dance. The fact was, however, that everybody knew Lifar was going to dance. The enormous the atre was insufficient to seat the many who had heard and had come to see. Presumably Lifar was unaware that the crowd was all but stampeding for a glimpse of the young dancer who had turned out to be the last star created by Diaghileff in his Russian Ballet— the Ballet which had made the names Nijinsky, Bakst, Picasso, Stravinsky household words — the Ballet which for twenty years had rocked like a prodigious cradle, whose rhythms had wound up a world of dancers, composers, paint ers, poets. And not in the least deterred by the thought that Diaghileff's once greatest dancer now neighs like a horse (nay, perhaps attracted by it) everybody was unwilling to miss a chance to see the prodigy "on whom has fallen the mantle of Nijinsky." No one, of course, expects a mantle to fit like a glove. On the other hand, for a perfect appearance, there is nothing like the art of good tailoring. In La Chatte, designed by Georges Balanchine, Lifar showed how splendid he could look in a piece of choreography which had been especially cut out for him. BERENICE HOLMES AND ALLAN WAYNE ARE AMONG THE ARTISTS WHOSE PERFORMANCES HAVE LATELY DISTINGUISHED THE PUNCH AND JUDY PROGRAMS La Chatte is an example of the proverbial and intriguing mouse trap for which the world has been so long waiting. When it became known that Mr. Balanchine had invented it, the world was happy to beat a path to his door. La Chatte takes its story from Aesop's fable, The Cat' Maiden, and was first produced in Paris, in 1927. It still ap' pears refreshingly novel, and at the same time realizes a mas tery of form not seen here in any other choreographic work. Shown in Chicago at a great disadvantage, that is, without the brilliant architecture and sculptures of mica which were con- ceived as an essential part of the ballet, the "devised" move ments of the dancers, their glazed surfaces, their fleet angles, came to life, nevertheless, with a frosty and brittle beauty. Lifar, Olga Adabache, and the boys (guests at the wedding feast, I trow) gleaming in their geometrical masses, might have been allusions, conscious or otherwise, to Hugh Ferriss' pro jected skyscraper of glass. In any case, in the original produc tion, the isinglass architecture and sculptures of Gabo and Pevsner threw a good deal of light (figurative and incandes cent) upon the plastic schemes of the dancers. Balanchine's choreography, it may be recalled, was inspired and created at a time when Diaghileff was intensely interested in the problems of constructivism. Lfar's body finds its most thrilling and convincing expression in the Balanchine and Massine types of movement and posture. With a physical structure at once sinewy and buoyant, Lifar strikes attitudes which have the hardness and brilliance of prisms. As the bridegroom in Li Chatte, he rides upon the shoulders of his friends, sharp as a wire statue of a lightning flash. As if conjuring some imitative or sympathetic magic, with which to transform the cat-maiden into a human being, he bends his elbow and wrist into a feline paw — and assumes the stylized grace of a crystal cat. When the girl is changed by Venus into her former animal state, and the young man plunges to the floor in despair, Lifar's fall is as challenging as hail, his posture of formalized grief frozenly decorative as a stalactite. His support in the adagio is suave and sure. The pas de deux is a construction of delightful and amazingly chic acrobatic surprises. In all of these moments of arresting beauty, Lifar wears no spurious mantle to obscure the dance that is his by inheritance and by virtue of superb artistic practice. But Fokine's and Nijinsky's Le Spectre de la Rose simply does not fit him. How he can be tempted to display himself (Continued on page 58) ELEANOR BLOCK, AT LEFT, AND ANGNA ENTERS, S HOWN I N A MOMENT FROM HER "MOYEN AGE," HAVE FIG- LI RED PROM INENTLY IN THE PUNCH AND JUDY THEATRE DANCE SERIES 42 The Chicagoan y^r. ;! ^ ?^r, /r AS °c/r / ,!,'J*/iM e*bJ'^ uT*r*tf\Zc of o er H ^JO" i> SQIu >st 'I! or;^'ty 0?y W ? m inv* • nen ¦ 'e^e • r of 1 l°^ ^ ^"7$ ^sxs?,^ f/y PtirL r^ecti^n^no^ures ofth «£ ^e7°^ e/r <3/?cy , *ere r°nd, 'f^e>re /V v^ * ^ ^ ^o. *r THE CHICAGOAN, 407 So. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois. Please enter one year subscriptions to THE CHICAGOAN magazine on the following terms: 4 Subscriptions $6.50 5 Subscriptions $8.00 6 Subscriptions $9.50 I Subscription $2.00 2 Subscriptions $3.50 3 Subscriptions $5.00 Send these to the list in the adjoining column, beginning with the December issue, timing its mailing to arrive December 24, for which I enclose check for $ as indicated. 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IF TH E SAME TO YO AT RIGHT, reading across in jagged rows: Guerlain's Vol de Nuit and Liu, from Mandel Brothers; Ogilvie Hair Set, from Stevens Powder Box; Lanchere Guest Soap, from Marshall Field & Co.; Makeup Set, from Elizabeth Arden Salon. IN THE SECOND ROW ACROSS: Lucretia Adrion Face Powder, from Marshall Field & Co.; Guerlain's Shalimar, from Mandel Brothers; Two Ogilvie Hair brushes, from Man del's Beauty Salon; Jaquet Bath Powder and Face Powder, from Stevens Powder Box. The black cylinder, and the bottle below contain Ballade's Arcadie Perfume, from Saks-Fifth Avenue; Patou's Joy, from Saks-Fifth Avenue; Jaquet Cosmetic Set, from Mandel's Beauty Shop. The square, wooden compact is Lucien Lelong's, from Saks-Fifth Avenue; Ciro's Sur render, from Marshall, Field & Co.; Carry-All Compact (OPEN) from Elizabeth Arden Salon; JUST BELOW, the mirrored Peacock Vanity, from Saks-Fifth Avenue; Guest Poudres, from Elizabeth Arden Salon. THE NEXT ROW be gins with Caron's leather compact, from Mar shall Field & Co. Next come Caron's Bellodgia, Devon's Violet Perfume, Gabilla's La Vierge Folle and Caron's new En Avion, all from Marshall Field & Co. THE BOTTOM ROW includes Babani's Chypre, from Marshall Field & Co.; the four cosmetics in Jaquet's Combina tion set, from Stevens Powder Box; Primrose House Dusting Powder, from Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Waxel candles, in many colors, dripless, odor less, and with the self- fitting end. — Wil Baumer Candle Co. I nc. The Gentleman's Gift Luxurious Satin stripe lounge pajamas of fine heavy silk Fashioned of luxurious heavy silk of firm last ing texture, having alternating satin stripe. The three-quarter length coat can be worn with equal comfort, opened at the neck or buttoned as illustrated. Trousers have pleats and cuffs. Gold, blue, and maroon $12.50. LONDON DETROIT CHICAGO Unframed hunting prints by the English artist Cecil Aldin. Suitable for a man's room or recreation room. — Brown - Robertson, Inc., The Palmer House Shops. OUTFITTERS TO GENTLEMEN 100 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE A Billy Baxter gift sug- Wf¥ gestion. — The Contract ^X*^ T?!/ Package. * * * " Pair of white enamel metal wall brackets; white porcelain lamp and parchment shade; white and gold book- ends; white tole note pad; white leather en gagement pad with gold tooled border. — Tatman. 46 The Chicagoan Pedigreed puppies, all popular small dogs, from some of the leading breeders. — Von Lengerke & Antoine. Draw-Mor Drawing set, a clever new drawing device for children and grown-ups. — Arcade Toy Shop. A jungle tent for indoors and outdoors is fascinating for a child. — Geo. B. Carpenter & Co. . -¦¦-'• A doll, alphabet blocks, Noah's ark and animals, toy milk wagon, and service truck. — The Fair Store. It's great for fighting fires . . . but I'm fussy about the water I drink" IF you find "ordinary" water unpleasant to taste, try Corinnis Spring Water. This crystal-clear, good-tasting spring water is naturally pure. It needs no boiling, no bitter chlorine to make it safe. Coming direct from the famous Corinnis Spring it can never be affected by lake storms or industrial wastes. Order a case of Corinnis today. It costs but a few cents a bottle and is delivered direct to your door anywhere in Chicago or suburbs. HINCKLEY & SCHMITT 420 W. Ontario Street, SUPerior 6543 (Also sold at your neighborhood store) Corinnis SPRING WATER WE DO OUR MBT Holiday Dumber 47 an opportunity for real inflation If you have been following the news papers, you cannot help but have a little interest in inflation. It is in the air you breathe. Master minds at Washington are trying to increase the value of farm products and of factory products. The quotation on the dollar goes down and the price of gold goes up. To most of us, it is pretty confusing. Still in all, just to get into the swim of things, most of us would like to try an experiment in inflation our selves, provided the risk is small and the result certain. It's really simple. Buy THE CHICA GOAN World's Fair Book for half a dollar today. In another thirty days, there will be few if any still for sale. Six months from now, it will class with rare editions. In a few years, it's bound to be sought by collectors. Magic? No, inevitable. That half dollar will inflate to ten times its present value. Weighing 20 ounces, the cost of mailing this book to all parts of United States ranges from 8 to 26 cents, depending upon its destination. To assist in placing this book in the hands of people who should know of Chicago's remarkable achieve ment, THE CHICAGOAN will absorb this mailing charge. THE CHICAGOAN PUBLISHING CO. 407 So. Dearborn Street, Chicago, III. Enclosed find 50c for one copy of THE CHICAGOAN World's Fair Book. Without further cost to me, mail this copy to: J^ame Address City Purchaser Matchabelli's dis- tinguished perfume odors are doubly at tractive in their crown containers. — Martha Weathered, Drake Hotel Shop. «' \ Triplet and Twin gifts! Left, three miniature lipsticks in different colors; right, the Enchante powder set offering a day and evening shade. — Helena Rubinstein Salon. Perfumes, compacts and lipsticks in various colors and odors, are com bined to make some of the most attractive gift sets this season. — From Elizabeth Arden. A Weekend Set with a washable cover contains every cosmetic requisite for a Friday to Monday trip. — Dorothy Gray Salon. A box of face powder is anything but a mun dane gift when as at tractively packaged as this one. — Dorothy Gray Salon. i%wmm:i'^ 48 The Chicagoan JUST OVERNIGHT FROM CHICAGO BY RAIL (Low Fares) OR BY MOTOR (Payed Highways) Healthful BAT H S OUTDOOR RECREATION LIVING COMFORT COUPON FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION HOST COMMITTEE 555 Chamber of Commerce Building, Hot Springs, Arkansas Please send your Free Folder describing Hot Springs' Baths, low cost attractions, accommodations, and how to come by rail or motor. Enchante Bath Powder in a de luxe set of silver lustre crystal, with a fluffy pink puff, will con tribute much to your dressing room atmosphere. — Helena Rubinstein Salon. Street No City and State. Holiday Dumber 49 The latest celebrity to linger at Waikiki. Expectant stay-at-homes this Christmas will mourn the defection of their dear Kris . . . the beloved old humbug slipped off on a Matson-Oceanic liner bound for Hawaii, and his deserted votaries will have to be contented with the untried charity of a proxy. + + Not even a saint should be kept everlastingly on the job of bull- dogging a string of reindeer and shinning down sooty chimneys. + + Per sonally, we'd barter any time a couple of weeks of snow and sleet for a South Sea voyage to a cozy corner of sun-warmed Waikiki. Sir to you, Santa. + + Possibly a twinge of conscience may prompt Santa to canter over to the chimney of an old volcano and fill up the beach sandals. + + With that concession to ritual, he will forget his plush and ermine uphol stery (nice but very stuffy) , don a bathing suit, swim in velvet waters, doze on golden sands and listen to Yuletide greetings in the lispings of the surf. Age-old native melodies will be his evening carols, a bemused stroll under the silken caress of an amber moon, the final touch of beauty to an amaz ingly new, utterly different Christmas— in Hawaii. Aren't you interested?* SOUTH SEAS • NEW ZEALAND • AUSTRALIA via Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji Travel sophisticates of the pacific . . . the "Mariposa" and "Monterey" . . . whisk you on to amazing new nations crested by the Southern Cross. New Zealand in 15 days! To Australia in 18 days! At modest fares, too. + + *The giant "Lurline", "Mariposa", "Monterey" or "Malolo" sail every few days from the celebrated ports of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Of course, fares are extremely moderate ! Interesting details at all travel agencies or Jfiatso^t J2hj£ ? Oc&cutlc JuUte 230 North Michigan Ave., RANdolph 8344— Chicago * k* <*$£»»% Bean pot and tray of spun aluminum and wood, a crea tion of the famous designer, Russel Wright. — Fred Harvey Shoppers Mart in the Union Station Cannister set cov ered with check ered oi I- cloth in green or red with matching top, or yellow with ivory top. — Marshall Field & Co. Table decoration of candy Christmas trees which can be eaten. Made by A. Boisdeau of La Parisienne Bake Shop Washable Fieldtuft cotton rug in gay star pattern. Green or dark blue ground with white stars or white with black stars. — Marshall Field & Co. A Kenwood Reverie Throw, woven of choicest wool in a pattern of lace-like beauty. — Kenwood Mills W The Chicagoan The Christmas gift of unrivalled appeal purse or bag designed by Nat Lewis. Leschin's. Top grain cowhide gladstone bag, leather lined. — Ostrich inlay bill fold and keycase set by "Rolfs." — Fitted dressing-case, top grain cowhide, talon slide fastener. — "Rolfs" genuine pin seal billfold. — Desk clock — Calf skin leather suspenders, by Hickok. — Cordovan shell leather suspenders, styled by Hickok. — Hickok set — pin seal belt, silver buckle with gold inlay, and tie clip to match. — (Upper right corner) Carved wood brush and comb set. — Mandel Bros. "Vicbridge" lamps can be attached to any table and accom modate glasses, matches, ashtrays and pencils. Victor S. Pearlman TWO 28-DAY CRUISES '270 FROM NEW YORK JAN. 20... FEB. 21 Four solid weeks of solid comfort on a spacious cruise-favorite. 28 lazy, va ried, unforgettable days. A month of Summer in the heart of "Winter. Good times galore . . . salt-water pool, sun deck, delightful public rooms, talkies . . . and interesting new friends to share the fun with. Dancing, horse- racing, movies, ship's games, gymnasi um. 13 fascinating, semi-tropical ports. Leave New York, Jan. 20 or Feb. 21. Return with a sun tan and memories! WEST INDIES San Juan, Kingston, Havana, Nassau PLUS . . . BERMUDA Hamilton SPANISH MAIN St. Pierre, Fort de France, Bridgetown La Brea, Port of Spain, Willemstad SOUTH AMERICA La Guaira (Caracas) CANAL ZONE Cristobal INFORMATION, rate. dec\ plans, from E. A. Kenney, Steam ship General Agent, 7 1 E . Jackson Blvd. , Chicago, 111. Phone: Wa bash 1904, or YOUR OWN TRAVEL AGENT. An exceptional showing of the new Nat Lewis purses featuring "Hobnails" and unusual trimmings of hand-carved Prystal. Arnold Bag Shop MERRY XMAS CRUISE TO WEST INDIES ...on Empress of Britain. From New York, Dec. 23. 11 days. $172.50 up, all First Class. Canadian (Pacific Holiday ]\[umber 51 Enjoy your hobby at its best Surf Bathing . . Sun Bathing Horse Racing . . . Dog Racing Exploring Boating Fishing Tennis Golf Polo CORAL GABLES • MIAMI • FLORIDA CENTER OF THE WINTERTIME WORLD An audacious plan of entertain ment, embracing sports events of national importance and a gay di versity of amiable activities for every guest membership courtesies in all units of the Florida Year-Round Clubs (Miami Biltmore Country Club, Key Largo Anglers Club, Roney Plaza Cabana Sun Club), including aerocar transpor tation to ALL points of interest, autogiro service between hotel and beach, sea-sled schedules to and from Key Largo — without extra charge as well as lux urious living accommodations in America's greatest hotel plan, "Center of the Wintertime World" these are the features of a COMPLETE vacation the Miami Biltmore offers at a cost that will not embarrass even a budget set up before prosperity started to wink around that corner! Open Oct. 28th to June 30th FOR INFORMATION, LITERATURE AND RESERVATIONS ADDRESS THE HOTEL DIRECT OR SEE YOUR TRAVEL AGENT NEW LOW FLORIDA FARES ^^ Take Your Car Along Ship it by fast freight — only 3.6 cents a mile for your car when two passengers go by train. It will be there when you get there. Ask for Details Look at these Travel Bargains! CHICAGO to MIAMI One way in comfortable coaches $28.96 One way in all equipment 43.44 Round trip — 18 day limit — all equipment 57.95 Round trip — 30 day limit — all equipment 72.40 Round trip — season limit — all equipment 78.70 Charge is made for sleeping and parlor car space. SIMILAR LOW FARES TO ALL FLORIDA PULLMAN SURCHARGE ABOLISHED (YS saving) Illinois Central THE ROAD OF TRAVEL LUXURY 52 The Chicagoan A hint to happiness This whole romantic area in southeastern Florida of fers you the way towards youth. Here is the meeting place of two continents. . . . ***r: -'"i^r^r ^y >4t Miami Beach- Tex Rickards dream Comes True! I Luxurious ocean suites are now available in the newly opened $2,000,000 Deauville Beach Hotel and Cabana Club. A famous French Chef presents a superlative cuisine. The largest swimming pool, and the largest dance floor in the world. The Spa in the Galley Grill, in authentic nautical style, serves re freshments and long cool drinks as on a yacht, while the music of a famous dance orchestra intrigues. Small parties gather for liquid refreshments or informal tete-a-tete in the many Cabanas — perky little houses set at the water's edge. Every glorious Winter Sport of Florida at its best, including the many fascinating entertainments of the Casino and horseracing on two of America's finest tracks (racing season December 27 to March 31). In addition to its splendid hotel accommoda tions, the Deauville Beach Hotel also offers for lease a few completely and luxuriously furnished Ocean Homes." Write for further information. JAMES A. HICKEY. PRESIDENT AND GENL. MGR. Deauville Beach Hotel AND CABANA CLUB MIAMI BEACH FLORIDA HOTEL PANCOAST MIAM BEACH FLORIDA Life at The Pancoast has a distinctive savor — quite differ ent from the crowded accommodations so common to many large resort hotels. The gardens, the aviary, the whispering coconut palms, the Cabanas and private beach are characteristic of the tropical surroundings. Guest rooms have sun porches overlooking the ocean. French chefs specialize in appetizing menus. Early season arrivals indicate the advisability of making reservations without delay. OPEN THE YEAR AROUND American Plan: December through March. European Plan: April through November. J. A. PANCOAST President 3EEE L. B. SPRAGUE Manager ON THE OCEAN AND FLORIDAS FINEST TRAINS ^lOTIClClfl—Qyieen of the Winter Rails— all-steel, all-Pullman to all Florida. In service January 2nd. Leave Chicago 2:30 p. m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Only 1 night to Florida; 2 nights to Havana, Cuba. _ ^gsTf^ e oeminole— all year to all Florida and Cuba. Leave Chicago daily at 11:05 p. m. -5^5^ ,,ce TUic rnimnM Through Pullmans to Ft. Myers by way of Central Florida-to St. Petersburg, I^P^j v. UnTgf„ p!" gTr ?™Z£ 1 ampa and barasota by way of the short Perry Cut-off ^^zz?^ Illinols Central system J ^ZO-ZO"^ Room 501, Central Station, Chicago, 111. Please send, without cost to me, complete information about new low fares to including hotel information and automobile shipping plan. ? All Expense Xmas Holiday Tours to Name. Address City .State "oliday Number 53 Illinois Central H E R OAD OF TRAVEL LUXURY A Gracious TVelcome 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 (Above) —Smart type of small platinum brooch set with baguette diamonds and calibre olivenes. Hol land & Costigane. (Above left) — New sophis ticated Worth perfume, "Vers Toi." Sales-Fifth Avenue. 7" golf bag for men or women in pig-skin or calf skin, black, brown, tan and combination. The Hub. All siik umbrellas (I) Carved wood dog-head (2) Amber covered handle (3) Carved wood dog- head. Saks-Fifth Avenue. Writing paper, left to right, (I) By Saks (2) By Whiting and Cook (3) By Crane Hat box or large work basket from Italy, dark green, blue or black straw decorated with bright-col ored designs in raffia. Mercatino, Evanston. The Chicagoan Shops About Town Up and Down the Holiday Frontier By The Chicagoenne PEOPLE say they don't believe in Santa Claus. But watch them. Take the man who's a veritable terror in his ofiice, bellowing and booming around all day. Look in on him at home in the evening with his baby daughter on his knee prattling about the fat man in the red coat and the white whiskers. Does your office ogre tell her there isn't any Santa Claus? Or the pompous-looking gentleman with the gold- headed cane we saw in the toy department at Marshall Field and Company fingering a doll's tea-set, so tiny it was almost lost in the palm of his great hand. Does he go around shat tering people's illusions? We rather think not — especially after we saw him listening with rapt attention and a large smile to the carollers who were singing and playing their instru ments down among the big dolls. Of course, all mothers believe in Santa Claus. The only people who don't are those zealous- minded, unimaginative in dividuals who in the name of sanitation once set about to have a law passed regulating the length of the beards on all the Santa Clauses who stand on the street corners in the loop ringing little bells. Since, therefore, we all believe in Santa Claus, let's hie our selves down to some of his toy shops and renew our acquaint ance with the old gentleman. If you haven't any little stock ings in your own home to fill, remember there'll be lots of them this year hanging hopefully in fireplaces that Santa Claus may overlook. Field's, of course, is a whirligig of wonders, from tiny sets of doll furniture and dolls and dolls' houses to all kinds of things to ride in and on. The tin woodman and the clowns that nod down at you, the man who stands high above the crowds hurling small airplanes out into the air which describe a large arc and then come back to him again of their own accord, music boxes, horns, whistles, telephones, games — it's a great kaleidoscope of Christmas joys and milling throngs. Mandel's have a gorgeous clown, white face, white suit trimmed with silver spangles, big feet, round hat and all, who knows his stuff as few clowns do, and is busier handing out balloons on the end of long sticks to the children than the proverbial cranberry merchant on one of his busy days. There's a magician who does fascinating card tricks, a Mickey Mouse puppet show, engineers in blue overalls and red hand kerchiefs around their necks to show how the electric trains perform, and an airplane pilot who does the same for the toy airplanes. The Fair Store's floor of toys is an Enchanted Island where you can wander at will through a great castle and see scenes from Mother Goose rhymes enacted before your eyes, each on its own little stage — merry old King Cole and his fiddlers, Jack and Jill who actually fall down the hill when they get to the top, Jack Horner in a corner with his Christmas pie, and a lively cow who jumps over the moon while the dish and the spoon make love in a secluded corner. They're all there, and are as much fun for grown-ups as for children. Then there's the real merry-go-round filled with very tiny tots on horses that go up and down whizzing around while the music plays; and in another corner a different kind of merry-go-round where you sit in a small automobile on a whirling platform instead of on a horse. There was a curly-headed little blond in a red poke bonnet busily piloting a large red fire-engine when we saw it, several serious-faced little boys intent on their steering, others who waved gleefully to their parents as they went whirling by, and still others — little girls mostly — who just sat grimly holding on. Most enchanting of all is the place where you have your picture taken sitting up beside Santa Clause himself in a magnifi cent red and gold sleigh with the reindeer in glittering silver harness looking as if they were all ready to go flying off across the snowy roofs. You really should visit all these toy shops, if you believe in Santa Claus. For grown-ups who like to remember each other on Christmas, **?5*«* ****** B«JUIANT NEW FL°OR SHOW in the Empire Room A marvelous new floor show for a glorious new day! The Palmer House presents another of its triumphs that will touch new heights of gayety and entertain ment. New moods of jollity, new reasons for cele brating make the Empire Room, more than ever, Chi cago's smartest, brightest, most popular supper club. HARRISON AND FISHER Direct from Hollywood's famous Cocoanut Grove LOWE, BURNOFF AND WENSLEY International Dancing Comedians PAUL DRAPER New moods in tap dancing STANLEY MORNER Romantic young tenor star GALE PAGE Sweet singer of songs TWELVE ABBOT INTERNATIONAL DANCERS Pretty, vivacious ensemble in new customed dance routine RICHARD COLE'S PERSUASIVE MUSIC DINNER $2.00 &ty%%t For those who do not order dinner minimum charge $2.00. (Saturdays and Holidays $2.50) Holiday Dumber 55 rA* M ov b\« tA. *\C H\G^ pcCem ber 1933- Mc AVOY 615 N. MICHIGAN GOWNS — HATS — WRAPS — FURS / JLiLd in an environment that even before you are served, convinces you that here is excel lence extraordinary. Charm, gen tility, exquisite 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 expect to find in the hotel-home catering to so many of Chicago's most distinguished people. Yet prices are invitingly moderate. Pf-ARSON) At Pearson Street, East of the Blvd we've assembled a few gift suggestions from some of the inter esting shops about town which we recommend to you. GLAMOROUS COSTUME jewelry- — Fashion decrees enormous rings, colossal bracelets, huge pins and clips. It must be conspicuous to be right. For the woman of fashion a set of this large prystal jewelry would be the perfect gift. Sonia Jewelry Shop, 416 S. Michigan Avenue, has an unusual collec tion to choose from, beautiful colors, red, green, blue and other fashionable shades, some plain, others handsomely carved. Sonia herself will help you make your selection. for a baby or very small child — That charming and lovable character, Little Black Sambo, with his big green umbrella and the palm trees, and all his friends, the alligators, the ele phants, the ostriches, has been picturesquely woven into an all- over design for the most fascinating child's play rug or bath rug you ever saw. It's of hand-woven chenille in gay colors on a blue background, with a bright pink border all around. With it come wash cloths and towels to match decorated with the same amusing characters in color. A most distinctive gift, from Carl Demont, Inc., 334 South Mchigan Avenue. the elusive bead — Magpies, they say, collect beads, but even a magpie knows how difficult it is sometimes to secure the right bead at the right time. The International Importing Bead and Novelty Co., 1017 Marshall Field Annex, has long been known as a place where you can obtain beads of any size and color, also synthetic stones, sequins, and rhinestones, whether you need them for some piece of intricate bead work you are doing yourself, or are merely repairing a broken strand. You will also find here an interesting collection of beaded purses, imported costume jewelry, and jewelled buckles. Re- stringing broken necklaces is also a valuable service. for the party whirl — Dresses and more dresses add to the gayety of the season for the young girl home from school for the holidays. Corinne, at 700 North Michigan Avenue, has the most enchanting moderate-priced evening and daytime frocks for the Christmas parties — one of white taffetedda, a lovely soft diagonal striped material with charming sleeves of summer ermine just covering the upper part of the arm, and ornamented with a large rhinestone buckle in front and two rhinestone buttons in back; another of jade green bagheera with a small pointed train, small ruffles for the upper arm covering, and cut to a deep V to the waist in back. handsome monograms — A beautifully embroidered initial or monogram adds just that personal touch to handkerchiefs, table linens, men's shirts, which make them distinctive gifts. The Annex Pleating and Button Shop, 1035 Marshall Field Annex, will give you excellent suggestions and exquisitely finished work. A collar and cuff set of spangles is one of their interesting sug gestions for a Christmas gift which is a little out of the ordinary. Fine pleating, button-holing, covering of buttons and buckles, rhinestoning and beading by experienced workers are other services obtainable at this shop. a distinctive gift mart— The Blue Parrot at 1551 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, is just a step or two ahead of the proces sion when it comes to gifts of real distinction. The newest and most unusual things are always found here, as all Evanstonians and many Chicagoans know — stunning decorative accessories in white, exquisite glassware and china, interesting lamps and book- ends, novelties for the cocktail hour and after-dinner coffee. Bridge parties consult them for prizes. Garden club exhibitors seek their services in arranging attractive tables, and many a buffet supper and luncheon table owes its charm to the decora tive accessories and suggestions obtained at The Blue Parrot. sugar and spice and everything nice — In the old days before apartments a whiff of baking bread and cakes used to come floating up the back stairs on special days to enchant our nostrils. You get the same whiff today of fresh baking at Evanston's famous Community Kitchen, 600 Davis Street. It's 56 The Chicaooan not just an ordinary baking smell, for this is one shop run by women who are as particular as you would be yourself in see ing that only the finest and best materials are used in whatever they make. draperies that dramatize — A good decorator knows the dramatizing effect of draperies in a room. An interesting example of this is seen in the new gold colored silk gauze cur tains in the handsome assembly room of the Woman's Club of Evanston executed by C. C. Snyder, 1743 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, who specializes in drapery decorating. Why not make yourself a Christmas gift of new draperies? Mr. Snyder has stunning materials to show you — white studio cloth, rough- textured as most modern fabrics are; beautiful hand-blocked linens; and an unusual homespun material simulating a rag rug weave, in Tiffany colors of green, bronze and gold, excellent for a man's room. The Stage A Theatrical Hallucination By William C. Boyden (Begin on page 31) Germanic sentiment, and titillating tunes by Jerome Kerns coherently woven into the book. All of which was most agreeably projected by a most competent cast. Among the pleasantest memories of the evening are the delightful first act curtain, when Nicholas Joy and Al Shean sat for nine minutes, their quiet talk broken only by Mr. Joy's desultory picking on a zither and Dorothy Johnson's casual singing as she moved about the room; Walter Slezak's inimitable bowing as the gauche country boy and his effortless singing of I've Told Every Little Star; the smooth and sophisticated comedy of Donald Brian and Desiree Tabor; a swell song by Reinald Werrenrath; the sweetness of Ann Barrie; a nice moment of legitimate acting by Harry Mestayer. All those things, and more. Yet our somnolent theatre-goers let the production starve for two weeks, then went haywire trying to get seats during the last days of the run. Christmas Mystery With Less of One Than the Other By Edward Everett Altrock (Begin on page 26) it certainly looked that way to me. Q. — Do you think that I'd pull that sort of trick on you, Fred? A. — Aw, don't get sore about it, Wilbur. What the hell. up and all that? And after this terrible murder, too. Gee, Fred, Fred, how do you think I feel, you accusing me of crossing you up and all that? And after this terrible murder, too. Gee, Ed, I'm surprised at you sort of. A. — Aw, please, Will, you know I didn't mean anything by it. I'm just tryin' to do my humble dooty here, that's all. Tryin1 to throw some light on this here poor boy's awful, violent death." "Everett," shouted Grandfather Altrock suddenly. "Lift up the shade." And, by golly, there was the shade of Uncle Mitchell sitting there as plain as day and putting out his hands to me to help him get to his feet. But, horrible as it was, I'd always been taught to obey the slightest command of my elders (we Altrocks are that way) so I reached out a shaky hand to Uncle Mitchell's shade (which was pretty ghastly, I'll admit). He got to his feet rather heavily. "Boy, oh, boy!" he said with difficulty. "Was I plastered! Whew!" And so Tiny Tim had been right all along, but, even with all the excitement (and later that same day Uncle Cratchit fell and broke his crutch), as Grandfather Altrock expressed it so vividly, "It was just about my happiest Christmas." £ cwiebvcJij^ been ouX it ate a lert ivme klnti rot Chziitmai STEIN WAY and other Grands The peerless Steinway has served as the nucleus of our group of fine pianos — which must qualify as "the Steinways of their price class" . . . Make your investment in pianos this Christmas, for prices will not soon be as low again. CABLE-NELSON, $395; BRAMBACH, $445; GEORGE STECK, $475; LYON & HEALY, $595; CHICKERING, $695. RADIOS and RADIO- PHONOGRAPHS In all our years of selling radios and radio-phonograph combi nations, we have never offered a finer array of instruments. Only by hearing them yourself can you judge what values are obtainable in Radio here today. RCA VICTOR from $39.75; STROMBERG-CARLSON from $148.50; PHILCO from $52.50; and the de luxe CAPEHART from $675. K t V. \J KU5 Here are the late hits from musical shows, album sets of complete operas, concertos and symphonies. Come in and make your selection from Victor, Columbia, Brunswick, Telefunken, Polydor and Odeon discs . . . Just now there is a "special" on Brunswick masterpiece records at 50c each. LYOn^REflLV WABASH AVE. AT JACKSON BLVD. mported f rench i ng e r i e Lovely new undies of pure silk — exquisite in detail — selected in Paris this summer. Hand monograms and alterations included in sale prices. Entirely Handmade, Panties, Slips and Nighties with real alencon lace finely appliqued, also tailored styles with fine handwork. All colors. 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I recall at least one Chicago critic who berated even Nijinsky, taking exception to the dancer's "bloated ankles." Again, one might take Lifar to task for his technical execution of the Rose, not to mention the fact that in it he gave the impression of a sun burned Gypsy. Any concern, however, as to how this ghost should be revived and portrayed, seems gratuitous. For it is a ghost that should be laid. More satisfying was the revival of De bussy's and Nijinsky 's The Afternoon of a Faun. There was but one Nymph in this more recent afternoon; but, after all, in this ballet, one veil has always provided enough excitement. Lifar employed the nervous and angular movements, the frieze- like postures in which he is at his best. They were movements and patterns bearing a relation to those which Massine and Balanchine have developed to a greater degree of creative tension. Except for a hint in The Spectre of the Rose, such fireworks as entrechats, brises'wlee, pirouettes, and tours en Vair, were saved and exploded with considerable, but not blinding, bril liance in The Blue Bird. "O swift steps See\ing the feet In which to flower, Where are the worshipers To glorify your names?" Following Lifar's appearance at the Au ditorium came the exhibition at the Arts Club of his collection of paintings, Twentyfive Tears of Russian Ballet. (November 28 to December 23.) Thirty-two modern artists, from Bakst to Tchelitcheff, are represented in this important collection. Says Lifar, in a foreword to the catalogue, ". . . modern painting became a passion with me. I was not satisfied to see it at the Ballets Russes, in exhibitions, or in the studios of artists: I was soon taken with the desire to have constantly around me, under my eyes, the things I loved. This is how I decided to form a collection of my own.' Michel Larionow, who is represented here with costume de signs for The Midnight Sun, decor for Renard, and other pieces, writing of Diaghileff in 1930 in La Revue Musicale, has said, "Diaghileff was very generous; he never thought of himself. After the exhibition which he had in Paris in 1906, he was proposed for the Legion of Honor, but he refused, saying that it was Bakst who had managed the feat, and that they ought to decorate him. And it was Bakst who received the cross. . . . He loved modern painting, but he never made a collection of pictures for himself. He aided Massine, then Lifar, to acquire them." Lifar has recently sold the entire collection to the Wads- worth Atheneum of Hartford, Connecticut. "Inaugurated" is hardly too large a word to describe what Grace Cornell and Kurt Graff accomplished for the opening of Luther Greene's Dance Series at the Punch and Judy theatre. The Series came to its conclusion November 26, with the concert of Eleanor Block. Sandwiched between these two concerts were the delightfully varied dance concoc tions of Berenice Holmes and Allan Wayne; Angna Enters; Vera Mirova. The dancing of Grace Cornell and Kurt Graff is as easy to look at as a blossoming orchard on a spring day. In their dance orchard there is scarcely anything as substantial as might be partaken of at the harvest season; and on the other hand, cer tainly nothing so upsetting as the consequences of green fruit. Their method is the synthetic one generally known as modern 58 The Chicagoan German dance. Miss Cornell, who is a Chicagoan, is a versa tile dancer, and began her training with the technique of the ballet. She has, however, always appeared to be interested in experimental forms. Some seasons ago in Paris, at a perform ance at the Champs Elysees, theatre, she stepped before the cur tain and expressed to the audience (in perfect French) some of her dance ideas. Since then she has studied with Rudolf von Laban, and has lived in Germany, where she began express ing herself in the style of the German dance. But Miss Cornell and her partner, Mr. Graff, find little place in their work for the subjective and troubled dance nightmares of some of their seniors. 'Ballroom "^TOW that repeal of prohibition has resulted in repeal of many other post-war anachronisms, we find that along with the Cointreau and Champagne, the costumes and customs of the early 1900's are being revived. Among these customs is the graceful art of ballroom dancing. Not that we haven't hop-skip-and-jumped across innumerable floors in the recent past and called it dancing. We refer to the more leisurely, more self 'Conscious pace of the past, when one's manner, cos tume and dance were all pitched to the same key. The Relyea Studio, cognizant of the changing scene, is at tracting many debutantes and young men about town these days, debutantes who wish to wait* without tripping over their trains, and young men suddenly interested in the supple turns of the tango. It's fun, rehearsing for the changing scene, and learning a few new dance steps is one of the pleasantest cues. Winter Sports The Black Hawks and Others By Kenneth D. Fry (Begin on page 37) isn't it pretty much too bad that the best sports column in a Chicago paper has to be written by a New Yorker? To clean up the hash in this section, we have Michigan of course topping the league, and that despite the tie with Minnesota. It is still this humble correspondent's notion, as he claims into his sackcloth and collects the ashes, that Michigan is the bestest footballest team in all the landeth, yowsah. (Don't bother; I had my phone taken out.) So long as Kipke coaches Michigan and retains wit enough to teach his lads something the rest of the coaches fall short in — kicking far, often, accurately, and on second and third down — then Michigan is going to be tops or thereabouts. Take that apart, put it together, and it always comes out the same way. My sympathy to Dick Hanley at Northwestern, and here's hoping his boys use tongs to carry the ball next year. Best of luck to Bierman, who had a back named Lund, a pesky rascal who put Minnesota near the peak. If Ohio State had a foot ball player for every thousand sideline experts, Ohio State would do better. At that, the loss to Michigan was all there was against the Buckeyes. So why the wails? The hand of fellowship to Clark Shaughnessy who went a long way toward making Chicago — well, at least interesting to watch. That finale against Dartmouth almost made a convert out of me. Another year might knock the dignity out of the boys, and that'll do them good. And, a word about the future : if Michigan doesn't, Illinois will. And if Beynon isn't head man among the nation's backs for the next two years, football can go back to the Indians. And Crayne of Iowa will be men tioned, too. This correspondent cannot help heaving a sigh of relief that he didn't have to pick an all-star football team this fall. In fact, I gave it up some years ago and managed to survive. It's bad enough picking an all-conference team, where selections are limited to ten schools, but when a sports writer extends his knowledge from coast to coast, selecting eleven players, of whom he has probably seen three, then the business is in a decadent state and needs a large NRA sign, or something, on it. . ¦-¦:>.:i,igp;«'V:;|*-:i; y-o-u Your Individuality . . . That's What SOLO Means To create a coiffure for YOU — we study your head — your features — we may clip and snip your hair so that it falls naturally to the soft lines that mold the head. . . . 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HOLIDAY FROCKS AT MODERATE PRICES HE CLOTHES RACK UNDER THE SAME DIRECTION AS THE SPORTS SHOP OF LAKE FOREST The Perfect Gift— A SPARTON RADIO Chicago's new favorite for A. C. or D. C Current. It's a 5-tube superhetrodyne, short and long wave set with electro-dynamic speaker, volume control, illum inated dial and &f\ f\ nr built-in aerial. «P"iri"»73 Complete with tubes _ 2J, WAKEM & WHIPPLE, Inc. DISTRIBUTORS 225 E. Illinois St. WHItehall 6740 ONE OF THE IN TERESTING NEW IDEAS IN IN TERIOR DECO RATING EMPHA SIZED TODAY IS THE USE OF WHITE OVER ALL If Winter Comes Travel Begins at Home By The Drifter (Begin on page 39) Edgewater Beach, Gulf port. They have most of Florida's gifts, and some old, moss-hung romance that is missing in the more garish peninsula. Come to think of it, there is not much reason for writing about either Florida or the Gulf coast. They have both been written nigh unto death, and every school child knows what's good about them and what's bad. (There's nothing that's downright bad about them.) The country around the gulf is, for a fact, more crowded with musty history than Florida — it's a purely personal bias. Southern Florida, too, is 36 hours (am I right?) by train, while the Gulf is 24. That makes a difference. If it's time you have to think about in your plans for keeping thawed, then why not Hot Springs National Park? I speak of the one and only National Park by the name — the one in Ark. Woodsy, mountainsy (the Ouachitas, not the Osarks — so you've been wrong all your life) , and healthsy, it is also, to pursue a terrible line of vernacular, horsey, golfsy, and bracingly sunny. Warm, but don't look for Florida's white heat. The Elms is just one of as many excellent hotels as you'll find anywhere. People have long since got over the idea that a warm springs is of its very nature visited only by the halt and the lame. Hot Springs, like French Lick, White Sulphur Springs, and Virginia Hot Springs, has a magnificent resort setting and is equally attractive to holidayers and invalids. Hot Springs is a little more than an overnight ride by train, and an easy day-and-a- half by automobile. Before the real estate boys discovered Florida, which had been discovered some years previous by De Soto or Ponce de Leon or somebody, the nation's eternal summer resort was California. And after Florida has been given back to the Seminoles, Chicagoans will, I suspect, still be going to California. Pleasure Expedition TV/TRS. FRANCIS F. ROSSITER of Lake Forest, whose reputation as a hostess is no mean one, is whetting herself for a real test of her fireside manner between December 26 and January 1, when she is heading a gayety seeking contingent of Chicagoans on a mass tour of New York City. She not only will have to see that her fellow travelers are comfortably accommodated in the trains en route, and in the New York hotel which is preparing for the party, but also to see that the entertainment program planned by the Advisory Travel Bureau, which is sponsoring the tour, is a complete success. 60 The Chicagoan I Do My Part Wherein A Writer Attacks the Economic Problem Point Blank By Meyer Levin (Continued from page 25) Sailor jumped out of another box. And I wanted to stop and look in a toy microscope that worked. But she had led me to the four-year-old section. They have these toy departments elaborately organised, with psychographs showing what children should play with thick crayons, and what children should play with dainty crayons, but when it comes to buying something simple like a Chinese puzzle, their precious business world collapses. The dear little woman didn't know just where the puzzle would fit it. Would it be a manipulation toy, a geographical toy, a creative-imagination toy, an alphabetical toy, a toy designed to destroy the Oedipus complex in the seven-year-old child, a physical development toy? Perhaps it was a toy designed to build self-reliance in the child? Or a memory toy? At last she broke down and called the section manager, a young woman dangerously close to handsome, who put her finger to her lips and murmured, "Puzzle, Chinese . ." and at last cried, with inspiration, "You want the Game and Puzzle Department! Third floor!" I could not spoil her triumph, so I thanked her kindly, said how stupid of me not to have thought of the Game and Puzzle Department, and crept away. UN the first floor was an information booth. I said, with haughty certainty, "I want a Chinese puzzle. • Fve been to your Game department and your Toy department but they don't have it. Where would you have it?" This much I must say for the information clerk. She never blinked a beaded eyelash. Didn't even turn to look at me. In a bored tone she parroted, "China and Far East depart ment, Fifth floor, take the elevator and turn to your left." To be sure! How stupid of me! Chinese puzzles under China! These men of business had things logically organized after all! I took the elevator. Stone monsters, brass gongs, incense, and huge jars with overlapping folds like the bellies of fat Buddhas. A deep carpet. A slender, infinitely polite young Celestial, infinitely like all the Chinese students who took infinite notes in the classrooms of all our universities. "Please?" he said. I felt rested, assuaged, within reach of my goal. "Could I see some Chinese puzzles?" I begged. A Celestial never raises his eyebrow. With a touch of mournfulness, of delicately wounded ancestral dignity, he turned slowly, allowing his eye to rove over all the treasures of the orient there displayed: the silken tapestries of warriors forever fighting dragons, the graven temple bells, the carven jad, the jewelled ornaments; and when his glance returned to me it was enriched by a tolerant warmth. Perhaps I had committed an international social error, like asking for chop suey in Shanghai. "I am very sorry," he said, "but in this department we have only the native objects of oriental origin." It was at that moment that I was seized with doubt. Could it be that there was no such thing as a Chinese puzzle? But no! A hundred, a thousand proofs to the contrary sprang at once into my mind. All literature attests to the existence of the Chinese puzzle. Does not Homer, in describing the armor or Ulysses, use the striking metaphor: "Many-hinged, and intricate as puzzles out of China . . ." Or, one may go even further back into the mythology of the Greeks, and identify the Labyrinth of Daedulus with the Chinese puzzle, for does not Lapvpevdos suggest that very same article? Leaping to comparatively modern times, we have evidence in the writings of all the titans of literature of the fact that the Chinese puzzle existed, and was known to them. Thus Dante in his mferno, describes a certain "Vespucious, inventor of cross- X H E hotel you would choose for your home naturally attracts the kind of people you would prefer to meet ... is outside the city's din, yet within easy reach, of all centers ... is dignified in architecture and setting . . . most modern in furnishing . . . faultless in service. ^L This describes hotels windermere— with beautiful Jackson Park for its "front yard"— with Lake Michigan to the east— and the Loop only ten minutes away! C, Suites and apartments from two to six rooms are now available. Your own preferences in decoration and furnishing will be followed. Also desirable single and double hotel rooms for transient accommodation— we can always take care of your out-of-town guests. Write or tele- s^Cll phone for appointment, or just come in. 0 J-eu ^- VLluisUC^ ta tke ^j—vow Tjfotels ffmdermere Ward B.James, Managing Director 56TH STREET AT JACKSON PARK TELEPHONE: FAIRFAX 6000.... Comes complete with drawing paper, crayons, pencils, erasers, instruc tions, etc. Shop in comfort. Ex ceptional toys for chil dren of all ages. Every child wants a DRAW-MOR DRAWING SET for Xmas $1.95 Instructive — Educational This Special Drawing Device enables Boys and Girls of any age from six years up, to reproduce pictures from books, magazines, and comic strips in an enlarged scale. Mail Orders Filled ARCADE TOY SHOP 620 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, III. Wabash 8658 Always Good Scats COUTHOUI for TICKETS Stands at All Good Hotels and Clubs Holiday Dumber 61 /y\v TURN OVER W--i J \ A NEW LEAF f -. , IN BEAUTY CARE J/t y'WJr / Advises ^K§ «*/ Helena Rubinstein Make 1934 your beauty year! Start with a visit to the Salon of Helena Rubinstein. Under the guidance of this greatest of beauty authorities, youth and loveliness are reborn in every skin! Sallow, aging skin becomes radiant — smooth! Blemished complexions attain a new clarity! Lines and crows'-feet are faded out! You will face the future with a skin that is flawless, exquisite; with beauty knowledge that assures you of lasting loveliness. Here is a complete Salon service: flattering coiffures, unique hand molding treatments, smart manicures; pedi cures that make you feel you are walking on air! At beauty budget prices. Consultation without obligation. Salon Treatments for Home Use WATER LILY CLEANSING CREAM— a luxurious, youth- ifying cleanser containing the rejuvenating essence of fresh water lily buds. 2.50, 4.00. YOUTHIFYING HERBAL MASK— a refreshing, youth- restoring beauty creation that quickens the skin to new radiance and clarity. 2.00 and 5.00 jars. HORMONE TWIN YOUTHIFIERS— a day cream and a night cream to replace the vital youth elements — Hor- monec — in dry, aging skin. 10.00. Special strength, 15.00. nelena rubinstein new york 670 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago Detroit Itisincandlesasineverythingelse: present a range of 22 colors, which you get exactly what you pay for insure complete decorative har- -nomore,noless.Waxels are made mony — in the three styles of Prin- to conform to your own ideas of cess, Vassar and Mayfair. Waxels, quality.They are dripless, odorless, in brief, belong on your table. You smokeless, long- and even-burning will find them offered at the best — and with self-fitting end. They candle departments in your city. WILL & BAUMER CANDLE COMPANY, INC. SYRACUSE AND NEW YORK Send for this interesting folder which contains 6 tapers in / r»- feauliful Waxel colors for lighting your candles. Address WILL & BAUMER CANDLE CO., INC. 162 Norfb Franklin Street Chicago, Illinois MARY FRANCES HOBAN, WHO HAD THE ROLE OF LADY AVONLAYE'S DAUGHTER IN "NINE TILL SIX," PHOTOGRAPHED BY JAREY BROUHARD WEARING A BLACK AND ORANGE PRINTED LAME DINNER GOWN —FROM MARTHA WEATHERED words, jig-saws, and other parlor pastimes, who was consigned in hell to the task of putting together an article as intricate as a Chinese puzzle, the pieces of which were made of serpents' tongues, continually writhing.''1 Herodotus, visiting the Pyramids, tells us of inscriptions "as intricate as Chinese puzzles," while Pausanius, Marco Polo, Saint Augustine, and that great singer of songs, Ibn Gabirol, do not neglect to men' tion the Chinese puzzle in their works. Trie universal and original Leonardo Da Vinci adopted for his device a scroll which he happily described as having "the intricacy of a Chinese puzzle!" Shakespeare has, in the person of Hamlet, given us a pic ture of an intricate mind, a Chinese puzzle incarnate, an individual tortured by doubt, obsessed by hesitation, an unfof gettable portrait of the man with one piece left over. "Chinoiserie" is frequently mentioned in the pages of Proust; such frank manipulators of the Chinese puzzle as the late Edgar Wallace and the local Harry Stephen Keeler need hardly be mentioned; and American literature is indebted to the Chinese puzzle for the emergence of such writers as Faulk' ner, who, carelessly trained in childhood, have a habit of chew ing up a few of the pieces of their intricate plot, so that they can never quite put the thing together. It is true that in the case of the older writers we cannot accept the allusions to the Chinese puzzle as positive evidence of their knowledge of such an article. Writers in the old days had imaginations, and may have made use of the Chinese puzzle without ever having clapped eyes on the object. But we of today are in a sorry plight. The exigencies of the naturalistic method restrain us. We can write only of that of which we know. We can describe only that which we have experienced. And how can I describe my heroine's emotions in terms of a Chinese puzzle when I have never experienced a Chinese puzzle? All these reflections went through my mind as the Celestial gazed upon me with politely regretful mien. Could I confide in him? If he knew the depth of my necessity, would he reach back and produce the needed article, out of his ancestral past? What was he saying? "I would kindly suggest, perhaps if you would care to try the Game and Puzzle Department?" I still have my money. I didn't buy any thing. There is still a depression. 62 The Chicagoan SALLIE AGNES SMITH, PROMINENTLY CAST IN "NINE TILL SIX," THE SUCCESSFUL MUNDELEIN COLLEGE PLAY, IS SEEN IN A GOLD CRINKLE LAME EVENING ENSEMBLE WITH BANDS OF SABLE— FROM MARTHA WEATHERED To Read or Not Paradisiacal Panacea Pour Ennui By Marjorie Kaye IF Christmas shopping irks you as it does me, and especially that last-minute sprint in behalf of the forgotten unforget- able, a telephone order to your favorite bookseller will produce, this year, the precisely perfect gift. For your further convenience, I have sifted the following suggestions from the critical findings of this department's all-star reviewing staff, veterans of some four hundred volumes this twelvemonth. Fiction — Anthony Adverse, Three Hovels of Love, Within This Present, Oil for the Lamps of China, Testament of Touth, Julian Grant Loses His Way, As the Earth Turns, Grand Canary, Hot to Eat— Hot to Love, Men of Good Will, Bonfire, Little Man What How, All Men Are Enemies, The Old Man Dies, Protecting Margot, The Farm, Stranger's Return, Miss Bishop, Great Fortune, The Death of the World, Mr. Pete and Company, One More River, Peter Abelard, Requiem, Ah King, Winner Ta\e Toothing. Biography — Authors Today and Testerday, Zweig's Marie Antoinette, Andrew Jac\son the Border Captain, The Journal of Arnold Bennett, Gertrude Stein's Autobiography of Alice B. To\las, Sara Millin's Cecil Rhodes, Geller's Sarah Bernhardt, George Lewes and George Eliot, An American Colossus, It Was the Hightingale, With Mine Own Eyes, Crowded Hours, Boris Godunof, The Boo\ of Talhot, Richard Harding Davis, Mellon s Millions, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Van Gogh. HISTORY— Andre Maurios's The Edwardian Era, The First World War. Travel and Adventure— A Million Miles In Sail, Passport to Asia, The Cat Had J^ine Lives, Magic and Mystery in Tibet, Tschiffeley's Ride, Paris to the Life. Art— Rockwell Kentiana, C. J. Bulliet's World's Fair Masterpieces. Mystery— The Judas Tree, Murder in Bermuda, The De- ttroying Angel, One Woman. HUMOR— Sixth Hew Tor\er Album, The Little King, With out Music, The Drun\'s Blue Boo\. JUVENILE— Three Little Pigs, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Engines and Brass Bands, Johnny Around the World, S\y> tcrapers, The Carpenter's Tool Chest, Our Baby's First Seven fears. mniginmisjii 1BWIBT '1-jL-Jb*£~-- Heirlooms of trie Future With a general increase in the cost of basic materials price advances in furniture are inevitable. Today, fine custom furniture is easier to acquire than ever before, and at the Irwin Showrooms you have the opportunity of seeing and making selec tion from the largest and most comprehensive col lection in Chicago. Stop in and spend a pleasant hour in this art gallery of furniture — the latest creations of America's foremost designing staff — the heirlooms of the future. You will not be asked to buy. ROBERT W. IRWIN CO. 608 S. MICHIGAN BOULEVARD LET'S <t GET .) TOGETHER NOTICE For reasons detailed on page 17, the ensuing issue of THE CHICAGOAN will be designated a< the February Number. It will be published the week of January 21 . The change, which is in name of number only and does not deprive paid su sscribers of a monthly issue, is made in the interests of harmonizing publication dating with what has become common practice among monthly mag azines. 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FROM NEW YORK JAN. 30 T SOUTHAMPTON CHEfiBOUKG I MAJORCA '> all CANADIAN PACIFIC IN/\W^/\U BAHAMAS '-rt'^-f'/v:^ l^/ome io CyDrtiain s CJsLes of (June Enjoy the glorious summer sunshine of the finest winter climate in the world; average temperature 70 degrees; sea bathing, golf, tennis, squash racquets, fishing, riding through picturesque palm-fringed paths overlooking beautiful lakes; polo, yachting and horse racing. Livo luxuriously at one of the superb hotels at moderate rates, or rent one of the quaint, charming cottages by the month or season. You can reach Nassau quickly and delightfully by ship, rail or plane. For information see any tourist agent, or address Nassau, Bahamas Information Bureau, 67 W. 44th St., MUrray Hill 2-1152. ?? NASSAU BAHAMA LOPMENT BOARD REYNOLD RICKARBY THE UNUSUAL AND IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR yOUR FAVORITE HOSTESS. BEAUTIFULLY PAINTED PLATES BY EDGAR MILLER. Highlights Exhibits at the Institute By Edward Millman THE East Wing galleries at the Art Institute are exhibiting a group of one man shows to continue through to January 21st. The most important of these are the Boris Grigoriev and Paul Kleinschmidt exhibits. Grigoriev's illustrations for Dostoyevsky's Brothers Kara' mazoff equal the tremendous power and frustration of the book and having seen these illustrations one cannot possibly imagine any other illustrative approach to the brooding, fatalistic char acter of this great document. The symbolism of the white monastery with its gloomy heavy facade, the purity of Alyosha, the tragedy of Ivan, the sufferings of Demitri, the mentally and morally decayed father and Smerdyakov the epileptic stepson are all powerfully portrayed in this excellent series of drawings. Paul Kleinschmidt represented in the Century of Progress Exhibition by an interesting canvas, Manicure, has a room full of exciting canvases. His vigorous organization and acute design sense coupled with an emotional approach reminds one of Van Gogh and his Ribbons of Paint. Another gallery is occupied with a large exhibit devoted to Walt Disney's delightful drawings of The Silly Symphonies and the adventures of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. We hope this room will be as pleasant an experience to the public as it was to us. "THREE LITTLE PIGS" BY WALT DISNEY, ON EXHIBITION AT THE ART INSTITUTE IS THE FIRST EXTENSIVE SHOWING IN CHICAGO. 64 The Chicagoan SPARTON RADIO, THE NEW FAVOR ITE FOR A.C. OR D.C. CURRENT, A SHORT AND LONG WAVE SET, FIVE TUBES. — WAKEM & WHIPPLE Suburbia Kenilworth, Wilmette, Winnetka "S' By Penelope Potter HE would come downstairs early in the morning on her way into town for a day of shopping and the concert, and call out to her maid that there would be twelve for dinner that night. During the day the maid would plan an especially delicious dinner, get out the best damask, polish up the fine old silver, and have everything ready for the evening's festivities. "Returning from town on the last afternoon train, she would walk into the house, notice the arrangements, and then, as likely as not, exclaim in dismay, lO, I forgot to invite them!1 "There would follow a frenzied few minutes of telephoning to her nearest neighbors, laughingly explaining her dilemma, and asking them to come over and have a party. They always accepted." This was only one of several amusing reminiscenes told across the table at the annual meeting of the Kenilworth Historical Society last month by one of those same "nearest neighbors" of a certain well beloved and late lamented citizen of Chicago's prettiest north shore suburb, a delightful, if somewhat absent- minded lady, whose generosity and hospitality endeared her to everyone who knew her. Reminiscences — most of them amusing and a few of them sad — and these and traditions are two of the firmest founda tions on which rests the structure of the Kenilworth Historical Society, which meets only once a year, but which brings to gether, from wherever they now happen to live, more than a hundred of the families who have been residents of the village the twenty years that entitles them to membership. Ward starrett presided at the meeting instead of the president, Hugh Foresman, who had begged off from his duties earlier in the season because his business took him out of town so frequently he feared he couldn't do the occasion justice. Mr. Starrett recalled a few of his boyhood escapades and adventures in Kenilworth and then turned the evening's entertainment over to Percy Eckhart, who gave a fine movie talk on his last summer's cruise to the North Cape STEINWAY PIANO IN THE GRAND MANNER OF LOUIS XV.— LYON AND HEALY €ntertammg Pretty Faces Need Salon and Home Care • Many a pretty face could be made a great deal prettier by a visit to the Dorothy Gray Salon. Younger. Fresher. Made up more naturally. Try it! You'll surprise yourself! Then . . . follow the famous Dorothy Gray 1-2-3 Salon Facial basic routine at home . . . which salon experts themselves urge on their clients. CLEANSE with Dorothy Gray Cleans ing Cream. Floats out pore dirt, prevents blackheads, makes skin soft and truly clean. LUBRICATE with Dorothy Gray Spe cial Mixture (for dry skin) or Sup pling Cream (for oily skin). Leave on overnight. STIMULATE with the Dorothy Gray Orange Flower Skin Lotion (for dry skin) or Texture Lotion (for coarse pores or oily skin) . Complexion analysis, make-up prescrip tion, professional facial .. .at the Dorothy Gray Salon. Then at home, the 1-2-3 Facial . . . and find life much more fun ! • FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS Salon Face Powder in handsome spill- proof case with luxurious puff. In seven shades ... $3 and $1. Week-end Beauty Case, very smart. Contains creams, lo tions, powder . . . $5. Bath Soap, box of 6 cakes . . . $2.75. Bath Oil . . . $3.50. 900 Michigan Ave., North, Chicago Whitehall 5421 NEW YORK • WASHINGTON • LOS ANGELES PARIS • BRUSSELS • AMSTERDAM Holiday Dumber 65 ¦; ill ¦:.' 1 l| : <m i : -. ' ¦ ¦ .: . . : . : "??¦>. ;:^/-. v-^>^:.-^ raris is inCapesagain ERMINE remains the favorite eve ning fur whether it is a full length coat, or three- quarter coat, or this new length cape of Russian Ermine $595.00 L FRIEDMAN Inc. FURRIERS— FOUNDED 1900 301-305 N. Michigan Ave. JUST SOUTH OF THE BRI DSE 4£n**j*£ QUIET IN NEW YORK? Quiet ... in busy, throbbing Gotham. Thick-walled protection against noise . . . restful, sleep-inviting rooms ... an unobtrusive, seen-but- not-heard type of service. Therefore, the St. Regis is "home" to an increasing number of distinguished Chicagoans on visit. Single rooms, $4, $5, $6. Double rooms, $7 and $8. Parlor, bedroom and bath, $10 to $20. FIFTH AVE. HOTEL 5T« REGIS NEW YORK GEORGIA LLOYD ADMIRABLY GOWNED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BALL. A BACKLESS C R O Q U I NOLE CREPE WITH A RE- MOVABLE CAPE BRILLIANT IN CRYS TAL AND PEARL BEADS. N. A. HANNA and showed superb colored movies of his visit in Czecho slovakia with Polasek. Mrs. Douglas Flood was elected president of the society for the coming year, with Ira Darling as vice'president, Miss Bernice Bulky as secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Charles Ware as his torian, Mrs. William Taylor in charge of membership and Mrs. S. S. Holden to manage the next dinner. Among the men and women present at this friendly and extremely pleasant gather ing were the Charles Wares, the Eckharts, the Charles Bulls, the Starretts, Mrs. V. K. Spicer, Mrs. Edward Phelps, Mrs. V. C. Sanborn, Dr. and Mrs. Rufus Stolp, the Fred Bulleys, the Paul Schulzes, senior and junior; the Oliver Barretts, the Fred Littles, the Henry Taylors, the Frank Elys, Mrs. C. G. Burnham, the John K. Coolidges, the Leon Ellises, the Sam Clarks, Miss Dorothy Sears and her brother Alden Sears. Kenilworth itself is founded on traditions established nearly half a century ago by the late Joseph Sears, who with his brother, Will, and half a dozen other men bought property there, and formed the nucleus of what is now a thriving, pros perous and comfortable little community, with its streets named in the best Sir Walter Scott manner — Cumnor, Abbotsford, Warwick, Richmond, Essex, and the like — and its parks and playgrounds a delight to the eye. Apropos of Kenilworth parks, that fine piece of property which stretches north along Sheridan Road, just inside the stone gates that mark the south boundary of the village, was left to the town by the last of the Mahoneys, they who owned and worked the farm there for so many years, to be used for a park. Just at present an energetic little committee, headed by Mrs. A. R. Hodge, representing the Kenilworth Home and Gar den Club, is busy raising funds to make Mahoney Park a bird sanctuary and wild flower preserve. Mr. Jens Jensen, noted landscape architect and "preservation ist,11 was engaged last winter to create the plan for the sanc tuary, and under the Public Works Administration, the gov ernment will supply all the labor and half the cost of mate rials for the project, providing the work is completed by spring. So the other half of the money involved must be obtained imme diately, and as it has been decided to accomplish this by popular subscription, the committee in charge is now bending every effort to achieve their stipulated goal. Working with Mrs. Hodge are Mrs. Rufus Stolp, representing the Kenilworth Gar den Club; Mrs. Leon Ellis, representing the Historical Society; Mr. Nygard, superintendent of the Joseph Sears school; Mr. Chappell of the Kenilworth Club; and Mrs. Clyde Ross, repre senting The Neighbors. "The Neighbors," by the way, is the name of the Kenilworth woman's club, founded by a small group of women a generation or more ago, and still carrying on the good works and cultural endeavors started so early in the century. The meetings arc held on alternating Tuesdays. To the south of Kenilworth lies Wil- mette, another pretty and prosperous community, where most of the social and philanthropic activities of the town are fur- 66 The Chicagoan LOUISE BREWER WEARS A STRICTLY FORMAL GOWN WITH LOW DECOL- LETAGE BACK AND FRONT. CIEL BLUE CHARK CREPE TRIMMED IN OPAL ESCENT BUGLE BEADS. THE CLOTHES RACK thered by two well known organizations, the Wilmette Woman's Club and the Shawnee Club. Five years ago, the Woman's Club moved into a handsome new stone building at the corner of Greenleaf Avenue and Tenth Street, a choice and valuable piece of property owned by them. Mrs. Frederick Tilt, who is active in all sorts of Wil mette doings (she is the village chairman there for Arden Shore) was on the board that year, and from her I learned that although the new clubhouse is extremely well equipped and good looking, the enterprising members hope for still further space and additions in the years to come. The club meets on Wednesday for all day affairs, with lee tures in the morning, luncheon at one, and an afternoon pro gram of entertainment. On December sixth, Luther Green spoke on Behind the Scenes of the American Theatre, and Dorothy M. Kessler gave a talk on the Story of American Architecture in Illinois, with walking rehearsals after luncheon, Mrs. J. N. Macalister in charge. An art exhibit opened at the club on the third of this month, and on the eighth, the all day meeting of the Philanthropy Com mittee was held — Fridays have been set aside for Philanthropy Day there this winter. The Ways and Means Committee spon sored a Junior Dance at the club on the ninth of December, and on the thirtieth the annual children's party is to be held, start ing at two in the afternoon. Part of the club's relief work is done in what seems to me to be an extremely capable way — by means of "Food Showers," to which the members bring their weekly contributions of edi bles. Their donations are brought to the club on the regular meeting days, and left in one place to be delivered by the committee in charge. Mrs. A. E. Klunder is president of the Wilmette Woman's Club; Mrs. David Davis is the first vice-president, Mrs. Fred erick O. Ebeling the second vice-president, and Mrs. A. L. Grin- nel, the third. Mrs. George H. Redding is the recording secre tary, Mrs. Howard E. Ringholm the corresponding secretary, and Mrs. Warren C. Cozzens this year's treasurer. Over on the lake, in a very fine building put up at about the same time as the Woman's Club, is housed the Shawnee Club, which grew up out of the group known for more than twenty years as the Ouilmette Country Club. A splendid swim ming pool is only part of their complete modern equipment, and the hospitable walls of the Shawnee welcome hundreds of members and their friends during the course of the year. Mr. Glenn O. Pearson is president of the club at present, with Mr. James B. French as vice-president, Mr. Roland D. Feltman as treasurer, Mr. Hugh H. Kuhl as secretary, and Mr. W. F. Sommers as executive secretary. Mr. Feltman is also chairman of the entertainment committee for this season, and their December program is filled with delightful parties. Uhief among these are three dances: one for the juniors of the community on the fifteenth of the month, American National BANK. JSJSX> TRUST COMR43VY ^= of Chicago = A nnouncement The Officers, Directors and entire staff of the Amer ican National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago hope that you will avail yourself of their cordial invitation to visit the institution's new banking home in Chicago's financial district. The bank's new quarters, with facilities for a more convenient and comprehensive service, have just been opened at 33 North LaSalle Street, the American National Bank Building. BOARD OF DIRECTORS LAURANCE H. ARMOUR Director, Armour and Company ARTHUR L. BLAKESLEE President, Kalamazoo Store Co. JAMES R. BREMNER Vice-President, Bremner Bros. L. LEWIS COHEN President, Union Asbestos & Rubber Co. WEYMOUTH KIRKLAND Kir\land, Fleming, Green & Martin MELVIN L. STRAUS Executive Vice-President, American Tvfational Bank, and Trust Company oj Chicago ROBERT E. STRAUS Vice-President, American National Ban\ and Trust Company of Chicago FRED UHLMANN President, Uhlmann Grain Co. FOREMOST in name for 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 durafion. Shops, theatres and all the rendezvous of smart New York are at your doorstep. Madi§on at l€»f ¦¦ Albert Keller, President The Ritz-Carlton of Boston is under the same management Holiday Dumber 67 A Scoop That is not a Scandal MI L GRIM CLOTHES can be yours again! Presented exclusively by Reid-Calkins. Original models in lovely dinner and evening gowns. REID-CALKINS, Inc. THE ORRINGTON EVANSTON "Malmaison" one of sev eral new de signs in Lib- bey's crystal ware. Sob- lets, claret and cocktail g lasses. $8 to $ I 5 a dozen. BLUE PARROT I 551 Sherman Avenue EVANSTON Christmas cards and wrappings 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 "glasses by Hattstrom & Sanders — " to the discriminating means the ultimate in style, character and in dividuality. H&S "Custom-Bilt Glasses" are designed, made and fitted by mas ter optical craftsman. Jfcttstrom &Sanders XMStomrTiitt Glasses' PRESCRIPTION OPTICIANS 702 Church Street EVANSTON Also Oak Park JESSIE SPARROW WEARS A STUN NING EVENING GOWN OF SKY- BLUE MATELASSE SATIN WITH RE MOVABLE CAPE EDGED WITH BLUE COQUE FEATHERS. EVENING BAG OF PEAU D'ANGEWITH PEARL FRAME. REID-CALKINS SHOP before which there will be a number of dinners in the club dining room; a senior dance on the twenty 'third, which is the annual Christmas party in celebration of college homecoming; and a New Year's Eve dance on the thirty-first, with an elabc rate supper at half past ten to inaugurate the festivities. On the twenty-seventh of the month there is to be a Santa Claus party for the very youngest members, which is to be held at half past two in the afternoon. On the seventeenth is another afternoon affair — the first Hour of Music of the season — with Carleton Kaumeyer as the guest artist giving a violin program, accompanied by Charles MacSherry. Mondays have been designated as the days for ladies' luncheon and bridge, with Mrs. Evelyn Wolf heading the com mittee; Tuesday evenings are given over to card parties for both men and women — Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hammond are in charge of these occasions; and every Thursday there is a very popular buffet supper and auction bridge evening, which the whole fam ily is invited to attend (and does!) from grandmother and grandfather to the juniors. To the north of Kenilworth and Wil mette are Indian Hill and Winnetka, a pair of gay and sprightly villages whence comes so many of the season's pretty buds each winter. Just as present there is much local excitement, partic ularly among the youngers, about the impending visit of the Harvard University Musical Clubs. J>marl Jrarties! m -*er Do you want parties that are unique, new, different? Brilliant parties that carry everyone into the spirit of the occasion? 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Expert operators and reasonable price. MADAME STIVER Suite 1009 Marshall Field Ann.* 25 E. Washington St. Send for Booklet or Call Cent. 463° for wine and ladies The l&dy-llke crystal W' ure supports the *"* glass which may be N«* ruby, amethyst, arotw green or white. In ta* set of aU— S8.00 EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL GIFT SHOP everyday gifts wmdding «'/" New Xmas Cheer For your Chandelier Big balls made of evergreen and boxwood with clusters of holly. winterberry, mistletoe, tied with red and silver bow. JAEGER FLORISTS CHICAGO AT GROVE EVANSTON Greenleaf 3842 and 9857 For Holiday Celebrations Fruitcakes, plum puddings- mince pies, tiny eclairs, jelly filled petits fours, white pound cake petits fours, tiny iced cup cakes. ^ COMMUNITY KITCHEN EVANSTON 600 Davis St. University SJW 68 The Chicagoan The Holiday Table Chromium, Cellophane and Christmas By The Hostess \ LL that glitters isn't platinum, either. What is more, yLA chromium out-glitters almost every other make of glit- •*- ¦*¦ ter and does so at a price that says the depression may be dead or it may not, but anyhow, long live the ingenuity that provides beauty in spite of all vicissitudes. Chromium made its bow in 1789 as one of the metallic elements. Chemists played around with it and its compounds, known familiarly as CR203. FeO and Cr203.3Si02 (just to prove that I looked it up in the encyclopedia) but the public left it severely alone. Then, ulti' mately, the bullish days; we called for louder music, stronger wine and more glitter. Somebody (my encyclopedia isn't suf' ficiently up to date to give me all particulars) remembered chromium and it came to plate the world with gleaming head' lights, radiator caps, automobile door handles and kitchen fau cets. Came 1929 and chromium was one of those rareties that continued to look bright in spite of Wall Street. It must have been then that smart designers began to borrow a few ideas from the automobile body makers and the plumbing trade. Sterling silver was the stuff one gave for wedding pres ents but seldom dreamed of buying for one's self; the plating was wearing off the old family Sheffield; but chromium was cheap, chromium was gay, chromium lent itself to all the vagaries of that style or those styles called modern; it gave a lift to the spirit without seriously denting the pocketbook; and it didn't require a staff of butlers and maids to keep it polished. It began to plate everything from beads to banisters, from span drels to sugar bowls. All of it gleamed brightly in a depressed world; some of it was good. This year the chromiumsters seem to have hit their stride and the output of good pieces proves again that the uses of adversity may be all that Shakespeare claimed for them. With the holiday season connoting parties and parties de manding something new in the way of house and table decora tion, chromium arrives to lighten the hostess' burden. Some day we may find that we have stayed away from the reds and greens of yesteryear so long that they will have all the elements of novelty in the way of Christmas decorations; at present, the gleam of metal and the cold blue of the winter sky seem to please us more greatly and make us feel smartly unorthodox and unsentimental. I F you are tired of your old silver candle sticks or want something bright and new for the Christmas dinner table, that something to cost not so terribly much more than flowers and to last and shine for many another party, take a look at some of the new chromium holders. The Little Gal lery, for one, has them in abundance. Among many other zoological wonders are some trained seals (chromium coated) standing on their tails skillfully juggling candles in their mouths. Pairs of fish perform the same feat. One of the Gallery's chromium bowls guarded by these vaudeville performers would make any gay table a lot gayer. Stevens' (Charles A.) Gift Shop has fetching chromium U's, upper and lower case, mounted on a simple round case. The tops of the U's, of course, are open and gaping to receive Christmas or other candles. These are duplicated in copper with copper and chromium bowls for those who want a com plete ensemble. A lot of other fixings for the table also supply just the touch of novelty for which the impending hostess is looking or furnish inspiration or direction to a new scheme of decoration. In case I seem to be narrow-minded or financially interested I hasten to call attention to some other table decorations that are not chromium. They have the same dash and glitter, how ever, and look just as Christmasy as holly and mistletoe. At Carson's they take the form of sprays or — shall we say, silver — leaves with snow white berries. 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We believe you will like thii and the way other topics *" handled in THE CHICAGOAN 70 The Chicagoan The gift that makes cooking, baking FUN t r -J The Famous MIXMASTER *IU . feather-light angel food cake, make >•¦• -t- imieot mashed potatoes or blend vel- »« MMnoth mayonnaise without a moment of aaul mixInK, mushing or beating. This l»M fcttrhrn labor saver does all the tiring 4riu»nrk of getting the meals for you. hitriMta fruit Juice, beats eggs, whips cream, nliM batter, etc., etc., QUICKER, BETTER, fAMIW. Compare Mixmaster with any Iuu4 mixer selling up to $100.00 and you •ill «w why it Is the NATIONAL PREFER ENCE And costs less than % that much. S«e tfc* marvelous new attachments that peel point***, turn the ice cream freezer, mix <l»*»k», polish and buff silverware, slice- •hr*4L «*¦•«. '«•. etc. Buy Mixmaster at •l«w«»W shops, department stores. If not il..r# phone Chicago Flexible Shaft Co., ''"•'¦' Roosevelt Rd., Chicago. 44 years mak ing '/IJALITY products. Mixmaster is one of MADE Winter in SPAIN and Majorca Mecca of thrifty sophisticates. nve exquisite isles where prices •re pre-pre-war. "Sail the Spanish Way." Spanish Liners serve choicest beverages gratis »ith meals. I- or Booklet X, ask any travel agency or frpaniaf) tErangatlanttc Hint 17': North Michigan Avenue, Chicago State 8615 Catering by GAPER PfWides the utmost in excellence of cuisine, distinguished appoint ments and flawless service. SAPER CATERING CO. <- fj. Chicago Ave. Superior 8736 ilar silver, chromium, platinum (?) effects. Anyhow, they look like some gleaming white metal and suggest some pictorially successful parties. It's the touch of parsley for imagination, the right dash of seasoning for savor, the arrangement of vege' tables on a plate luncheon with an eye to their color and appearance as well as their tastiness that makes eating in Vera Megowen's Tea Shop, 501 Davis St., Evanston, the real pleas ure that it is. It's the comfortable, cheerful atmosphere of the dining-room itself, with the sunlight pouring in at the great wide windows in the daytime, and its quiet lights at night that make you feel at home. A charming color scheme of blue walls, yellow curtains, early American furniture, soft carpeting, great bowls of flowers and a shining tree at Christmas contribute to your pleasure. Miss Megowen's menus are distinguished for their great variety, excellent and expert planning, light diets for those requiring them, and many special dishes for which this tea shop is famous in Chicago and all along the north shore. It has an enviable reputation for serving consistently good food, well-cooked, and well-seasoned, tasting just as if it came out of your own kitchen. If you live in Chicago, it's worth a special trip to Evanston. The north shore already knows that the proof of the pudding is in the second helping. Nights About Town New Year's Dawn Without a Headache (Begin on page 29) orchestra play and Audrey Call, violinist, heads the refined entertainment. Down at the Grand Terrace there is a new show, one by which Ed Fox has done himself proud. Earl Hines and his piano and band furnish the musical background, if you care to call it that — it's pretty much foreground to us. At Al Quodbach's remodelled and redecorated Granada there is a swell floor show and Henry Busse's orchestra. Carlos Molina and his orchestra seem nicely settled in the Joseph Urban Room of the Congress. The floor show is seen in the Hawaiian Room during the dinner hours and later in the Urban Room. At the Morrison's Terrace Garden Jack Russell and his orchestra play for the new floor show. Dick Ware returns as master of cere monies and the Ainsley Lambert Dancers go through their excellent routines. Ted Weems and his orchestra and entertain ment in the Walnut Room of the Bismarck. At Edgewater Beach in the Marine Dining Room are Harry Sosnick and his band, Vernon Rickard, tenor, and John and Edna Torrence, dancers. Don Pedro and his orchestra have gone into the Blue Grotta. And if you want to get away from the occidental, there is Oriental Gardens, a Chinese- American restaurant cater ing to the most discriminating patronage. Danny Russo and his NBC orchestra furnish the music for luncheon as well as for dinner and supper, and Peggy Forbes, vocalist, is featured. At Fred Harvey's Straus Building dining place Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra play every evening, beginning at 6:30, in the Embassy Room. IF YOU MIX 'EM YOU GOT TO STIR 'EM -BUT NOT WITH A SPOON The Spoon is the Enemy of the High-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 (KESWICK, PA. OTTO SCHMIDT PRODUCTS CO. DISTRIBUTORS FOR CHICAGO 1229 S. Wabash Avenue Sometimes a Lamb Chop is "' IT'S CHRISTMAS IN THE CHARMING SURROUNDINGS OF THE VERA MEGOWEN RESTAURANT IN EVANSTON WHERE A VARIED AND WELL PLANNED MENU AWAITS YOU SOMETIMES lamb chops need help in asserting their flavor. Try Lamb Chops Piquante: Add a teaspoonful of Lea & Perrins Sauce to the gravy when you take the chops off the fire. {Or put a few drops on each chop at the table if you prefer.) You'll find yourself liking lamb chops much better than you thought you did — because Lea & Perrins uncovers the hidden flavors of any meat. Try a few drops of Lea & Perrins on meat at your restaurant. And try Lamb Chops Piquante at home tomorrow night! NEW RECIPES— FREE— 48-pagebook of 140delicious recipes, "Success in Seasoning," sent free on request. Write postal to Lea & Perrins, Inc., 223 West Street, New York. LEA & PERRINS Sauce % THE ORIGINAL WORCESTERSHIRE Holiday Dumber 71 EQUESTRIAN ASH TRAY pm Miniature saddle of English pigskin, fit ted with special rubber panel, that sets firmly on arm of ehalr. Solid brass detachable ash tray. Never rust stirrups. $3.50 m e u r i s s e Riding Outfitters 8 S. Michigan Ave. McClelland Barclay's SOLID BRONZES Charming animal subjects from $1.00 Ashtray and frog snuffer $3.00 THE LITTLE GALLERY 222 S. Michigan Ave. PAOLA'S FAMOUS FRAME HANDBAG - - - $2.95 in lame, velvet or French Kid Antelope Their delicate beauty and luscious interiors will make you want several for Xmas gifts. The originals are available for $16.50. ARNOLD'S 534 N. Michigan Ave. Delaware 2900 Pour Les Petits 0 Xmas Gifts for infants and children up to 6 Handmade dresses, slips, panties, sweaters, bathrobes, blankets, sacs, booties, bonnet- boxes, toys, books. 35c to $3.50 Mrs.O.E.VanAlyea 1512 N. DEARBORN SUPERIOR 5167 # Skillfully Fashioned Imported handmade Gowns from $3.95 and up. BELGIAN LACE SHOP, INC. 518 South Michigan YOUR DANCING! IS IT MODERN? Learn the latest steps — in private — from Chicago s finest teachers, trained in the famous ARTHUR MURRAY METHOD of ballroom dancing. An in teresting dance analysis offered -without charge. 10 A. M. to 9:30 P. M. RELYEA STUDIO 308 N. Michigan Ave. Dearborn 0058 Holiday Ideas A Folio of Gift Suggestions By The Shopper IF it's the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature has a good idea as to what to get for Aunt Matilda, Cousin Joe, or the inevitable forgotten man, woman or child, scan the following paragraphs and see if you don't find the precisely correct answer to the question uppermost in everybody's mind. A Christmas bazaar — Everything is here that you customarily associate with bazaars — three floors of gifts, entertainment, side'shows, an unlimited variety of things from perfumes and costume jewelry to Japanese art work. Many church and charitable organizations have booths displaying all manner of needle'work, knitting, crocheting and embroidery, from the sale of which their own organizations receive the entire benefit. Youll find a few of the Century of Progress attractions also, such as the fascinating Swiss Village and the German sceneo ramas, some of the fortune tellers, and a number of the gift concessionaires. 9 West Washington St. masonic jewelry — Make him a present of a stunning ring, jeweled pin, lapel button. A piece of Masonic jewelry is some' thing to be cherished and handed down from father to son. R. M. Johnson, 927 Marshall Field Annex, is well-known for his large assortment of this type of jewelry. He will design and make up whatever you like according to your own indi' vidual requirements. He also has a reputation for his handsome presentation jewels. SMART KNITTED OUTFITS FOR SPORTSWEAR — The two and three- piece knitted suits at the Reid'Calkins shop in Evanston are stunning. Picture this: a navy blue skirt, gold'colored blouse with new crew neck and short sleeves, blue jacket with epaulette shoulders, a thong belt, and a scarf of gold and blue with a touch of bright red — all three colors repeated in the fringe. It's a Chanel copy. Another has a brown skirt, a tigerTose sweater with ascot tie and smart short coat with gloves to match the blouse. To be well dressed for sports is to wear a knitted outfit. Reid'Calkins have many imports as well as domestic makes to choose from — in addition to their unusually beautiful evening gowns. lingerie by yolande — This means one thing only — distinction and loveliness. There's a gown of tea'rose crepe, for example, made on Princess lines with an Empire bodice trimmed with Alengon lace. It's imported, hand-made, by Yolande. There are complete sets consisting of gown, panties and slip in that lovely misty shade of light pink satin and ivory — also lace trimmed and exquisite. These are bound to bring joy to the feminine heart on Christmas morning. The Gertrude'Roselle Lingerie Shop, 941 Marshall Field Annex, is the place where you will find them, together with a fine line of silk hosiery and other lovely things. FLORAL DECORATIONS — It reflects favorably on your ingenuity to discover something entirely new and individual for your Christmas decorating. Jaeger Florists, Inc., Evanston, have devised it — large balls of boxwood and evergreen interspersed with clusters of holly, winter berry and mistletoe, tied with red and silver ribbon bows. These are to be hung in your win' dows, on your front door, or from a center chandelier. One of these, or a poinsettia in a lovely white pottery flower'pot, would make an attractive gift. Jaeger's is a good place to buy your heavy English holly wreaths, also. to fill A sweet tooth — Catering to the Christmas sweet tooth can be made a fine art if you do it in one of the ways suggested by the John B. Gaper Catering Co., 161 E. Chicago Ave. Send a strikingly modern circular box filled with Gaper's HANDMAD- APPENZELf Handkerchiei $1.00 ea. Ladir Swiss Ap penzelle '• itialed hand kerchi*1* $10.80 rT dz. and uP SHOP. INC 518 Sooth Michigan Personal Gift Compact $1.00 with monogram Wafer-thin. Enameled in all colors. Holds rouge and powder. r Wabash 3998 Clamps to any book cover. Makes reading easy on the eyes. Includes clear bulb. Choice of colors. VICTOR S. PEARLMAN CORP. LIGHTING FIXTURES 208 N. Michigan Avenue. Franklin 9016 curtis "creator of chic bobs" bea uty salon make this a beauty- ful christmas gifts with a personality moderately priced d« 6482 49 e. oa k st. j 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. eat atWAGTAYLES THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD ARE OPEN ALL THE rlMI 72 The Chicagoan trigged for "vagabonding" in the south El days under the itbern sun call for "Aping clothes, insouci- "t shorts and shirts — 'm businesslike skirts and 'tkets — daytime sports 'esses ultra dashing in Pes. plaids, linens and 'citi'e $ilks. You can jump and play in «ie boyish things and (eel that you are ,a't. And when the sun ts. feminine allure steps •intily out in shimmer- silks of particular cle- lnce. Considerate prices *«ys. A. a. hamia PANISH COURT K I L M E T T E millie b. oppenheimer, inc. 1300 north state street an address which is fast becoming a by-word among smartly groomed chicagoans. ambassador west own fine French chocolates; a decorated fruit-cake, or English plum pudding, done up in cellophane and tied up in ribbons; or a special gift package containing a great variety of delicacies in the way of caviar, salted nuts, assorted cookies and candies, and other goodies. A Gaper box means the best of everything. And, as in the old days, Gaper's are again handling all the finest imported wines and liquors, by bottle or by case. when grandmother was young — She wore little tip-tilted hats, and bustles, and big puffy sleeves. On the front of her dress she pinned a handsome gold brooch, hung dangly gold earrings in her ears, and clasped a lovely gold bracelet around each tiny wrist. She was Victorian, and sat in a high-backed Victorian chair. Today they're back again, the chair, the cos tume, the jewelry. John P. Pettersen, in the Pittsfield Bldg., one of Chicago's best-known silversmiths, has a charming collec tion of genuine old gold jewelry for modern sophisticates. Also lovely early American silver spoons, mugs, and snuff-boxes bear ing the mark of the old craftsmen whose work was their delight. A new servant — Here's one that won't leave you in a huff or demand more wages — the electric Mixmaster, product of the Sunbeam Electrical Appliance Co., 5600 W. Roosevelt Road. It whips, beats, mixes, stirs, squeezes, polishes, shreds, grates — in fact does everything but talk. Silently efficient! The Mix- master comes to you with highest references. gifts from babyland — Even the tiniest tots are going in for twin sweater sets in a great big way. They're cunning things, a diminutive closed sweater to be worn under an open one, quite the last word. Pour Les Petits, 1512 North Dearborn Street, under the direction of Mrs. O. E. Van Alyea, is the name of this exclusive shop which caters solely to little boys and girls from infancy up to six years. You'll find here a captivating assortment of dresses, bonnets, coats, creepers, bootees and blankets, many of them exclusive importations, others domestic creations of the finest materials, daintily embroidered. A wee pink or blue flannel scarf for a 4 or . 5 year old would be an excellent gift for a small Christmas stocking. distinctive pottery — A product of Chicagoland, Haeger pot tery, made at Dundee, Illinois, finds a ready acceptance in homes of distinction everywhere. The colors are those which harmonize with the current trends in interior decorating — white, yellow, rose, green — and are therefore chosen by deco rators who find in them accessories of distinction. Each piece is designed and executed by an artist. A lovely Haeger pottery vase or bowl would make a delightful Christmas gift. A visit to the potteries themselves is most interesting and instructive. beauty and beauty accessories — In the delightful atmosphere of a fireside studio at 49 East Oak Street you will find Curtis, creator of chic bobs, with a staff of competent assistants skilled in creating beauty for your skin and hair. As an added interest Mr. Curtis has assembled some unusual gifts — the distinctive perfume of Founier in clever black and white containers — non- leakable purse flacons, black with chromium tops — lipstick size mascara, the smallest made, and other clever gifts. once again we lift our glasses — The age-old wines re-appear on our table, we toast our charming hostess, and it's all very legal and very delightful. What better way of ushering in the new year than by making some one who appreciates them a gift of a fine liqueur, Chateau Yquem, or a topping good Scotch whiskey? The Chicago Import Company, 61 East Lake Street, specializes in fine foreign and domestic spirituous liquors, and will handle your orders. an orchid to "lektrolite" — The miraculous new cigarette lighter which has no flint, no wick, no wheel to turn, not even a flame! Simply fill it with its own special fluid, then lift the cap and there's a soft glow ready for you to light your cigarette. Puff once, and it's done. It's our idea of a swell Christmas gift, and one which will bring you loud hosannas of praise for your excellent choice. Platinum Products Company, 2 E. 44th St., New York City, are its makers. PITTSFI ELD BUILDING 55 E. WASHINGTON Holland and Costigane a studio of fine Jewels Suite 439 Pittsfield Bldg. A Smart Brooch of outstanding value Platinum diamond brooch with baguette and round dia monds, 2.29 carats and calibre stones $485.00 Gift suggestions from $3 upward Early American Silver and Antique Jewelry J. P. PETTERSON Pittsfield Bldg. Suite 423 Central 2229 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 COUTHOUI For Tickets °Liday Dumber 7?. ports in 14 different countries $749 FIRST CLASS Not once a year nor once a month, but every single week a President Liner sails from New York and California to the Orient, thence fort nightly Round the World. You can start your President Liner world cruise any week and finish it in less than four months, visiting 21 fascinating ports in 14 different countries. Or you can stop over anywhere en route, continuing on the next or any following President Liner. Your ticket is good for two full years. Even seasoned travelers will appreciate the little things we did not overlook in planning for the comfort of our passengers. Every President Liner stateroom is outside, with luxurious, full- length beds. An excellent cuisine is augmented by the good things that all the wide-spread ports of call provide. Public rooms are large and beautifully appointed — meeting places for world travelers who appreciate the air of infor mality that is a great tradition on the Presi dent Liners. For full details, see your own travel agent or Dollar Steamship Lines, 110 South Dearborn Street, Chicago. Telephone STAte 9667. DOLLAR ^awddpL utsi CHICAGOS dl ^hiMoc^aticy ADDR6SS There is a certain distinction in the very act of choosing a home at Hotel Ambass ador or Ambassador East — the permanent residence of Chicago's social leaders — the accepted choice of visiting notables. Superlative accommodations to meet the requirements of every guest, from hotel rooms and kitchenettes to extensive suites. Rates are Surprisingly Moderate 1300 NORTH STATE PARKWAY "Above", too, in ways you will approve... in excellence oi service ...spacious hospitality of room or suite. ..elegance of appointments ...and all that goes into tke defi nition of metropolitan as San Francisco interprets, r ur- ther distinguished by reas onable tariffs. ..single rooms from Cp4 GEO. D. SMITH General Af$r. <HHcuUi OTopkiod cHatel Nob mu SAN FRANCISCO 74 The Chicagoan THE PACKARD YOU NEVER SEE "hese gates are about to close on a new Packard nat the world will never see. For these are the latcs cf the Packard Proving Grounds. And the ar that is passing through them is going to >e deliberately destroyed. Packard engineers will take this car and give t every punishment they can devise. With sci- 'ntific thoroughness, they will torture it- train every part, break it if they can. And they vill do so with just one thought in mind— to earn how Packard quality can be still further advanced. For each new series of Packards must not only i<> better what other fine cars do well— it must ll«> surpass previous Packard records. Today's Packard must be able to stand thou sands of miles of wide-open speed. Here at the Proving Grounds the world's fastest concrete speedway shows that it will. Today's Packard must provide arm-chair comfort under all con ditions. Here mile after mile of the cruelest roads ever contrived say it will. Power plant and chassis must be the strongest that can be built. Packard's man-made "desert" of track less sand proves they are. The motor— the quietest Packard ever designed — must remain quiet throughout its life. 50,000 miles of 24- hour-a-day driving show that it will. You will never subject the Packard you buy to such merciless usage. ButPackard insists that each of its cars must have a reserve of stamina, must be capable of heights of performance, far beyond any ordinary needs. And so, upon these Proving Grounds, Packard does its own doubt ing—that there may be no doubt about the Packard you buy. Do these statements challenge belief? Good. For you can prove them easily, and get the motoring thrill of your life in doing so. Visit your Packard showroom. Visit it whether you are in the market for a new car or not. You'll get as warm a welcome as if you came to buy immediately. But by all means see today's Packards — ride in them — drive them. Then trv to be satisfied with any other car! PACKARD * ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE * * LEKT RPLITE "FASHIONS of the HOUR" THAT MAKE THIS A The Flameless Mystery tighter # LEKTROLITE, the most original gift idea in ages... the smartest, most practical gift for smokers of any age (or sex). It's a mag ical gift of light without flame. It brings long sought freedom from flaming, torch-like matches. Relief, too, from thumb-bruising, gadget lighters. For LEKTROLITE has no flints, no wheels, no buttons, no mechanism — nothing to operate, nothing to go wrong. There isn't a smoker who doesn't wel come the convenience of LEKTROLITE'S soft, red glow. A glow the fiercest wind can't ex tinguish. Touch your cigarette to the crimson ring-— puff, and smoke. No sulphur match- taste, no odor, no flame — just a clean, round light that gives first puff enjoyment. LEKTROLITE comes in compact modern designs for the feminine purse or the mas culine pocket. There are models for evening as well as for sport... for every taste. In colorful enamel; in silvery chromium; in gold and silver. In beautiful cases with automatic refill/ as low as $5 — as high as $300. Sold at better stores and jewelry shops. PLATINUM PRODUCTS CO., INC. 521-5TH AVENUE, NEW YORK * Courtesy of " Fashions of the Hour," Marshall Field & Co. LEKTROLITn products are protected by Patents Nos. 1,899,008, 1,937,097 (other patents pending). All infringements are subject to legal action.