February, 1934 Price 25 Cents *ik ^& CWCAGOAN WEST IS WEST-BY IRENE CASTLE McLAUCHLIN THE NEW AUTOMOBILES-BY CLAY BURGESS CONTRACT BRIDGE -BY E. M. LAGRON <r ^> America, you — above all other nations — know how priceless is style. For nothing can be desirable that is anywise out-of-date. . . . That's why we present — so confidently — the new Cadillacs and La Salles. Styled completely in the vogue of tomorrow, so original and fresh and beautiful that they put years between yesterday and today — they are the most delightful and fascinating cars you have ever seen. . . . There is a new Cadillac V-8, a new V-12, and a new V-16. Likewise, a sensational new La Salle, with bodies exclusively by Fleetwood. Prices are substantially lowered — with La Salle almost a thousand dollars below last year's price. . . . This year, by all means, choose a car by Cadillac! CADILLAC MOTOR CAR COMPANY, DETROI T FIELD'S SALE of SHOES Shoes Illustrated: A Man's semi-English brogue of Norwegian grain ... a typical walk ing shoe . . $10.25 A Woman's tailored pump of finely grained Morocco. Gore style with leather bow. Black or dark brown. $10.75 Child's gillie tie, sturdy brown calf. Toe perfor ations . . . $4.35 We'll give you three reasons for this sale's importance. It's a yearly event with a background of sterling qualities ... it features new shoes, style and smartness ... it has tremendous appeal in sale prices and special savings. All of our regular lines are reduced . . . Aristos, Field Arch Preservers, Young Moderns' Field Peacocks, Field Comfopedics for men and children, and Field Anatomiks, assuring unlimited selection. Women's and Young Moderns' (5th Floor)— Children's (4th Floor)— Store for Men (2nd Floor) ALSO IN OUR EVANSTON, OAK PARK AND LAKE FOREST STORES MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY February, 1934 Contents AT THE AUTOMOBILE SHOW, by Burnham C. Curtis 1 A GUIDE TO CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT 6 EDITORIAL COMMENT 17 CHICAGOANA, by Donald Campbell Plant 19 SWINE BEFORE PEARLS, by Ruth G. Bergman 23 CONTRACT BRIDGE, by E. M. Lagron 24 TRAVEL IN ANCIENT BRITTANY, by Edward Everett Altrock 25 WEST IS WEST, by Irene Castle McLaughlin 26 MAZDA MAGIC, by Hal V. Strawn 27 BACKSTAGE AT THE OPERA, by A. George Miller 28-29 COE GLADE, by Maurice Seymour 30 MUSIC IN THE AIR, by Karleton Hackett 31 LIVELIER DAYS IN THE THEATRE, by William C. Boyden 32 HARRIET HOCTOR, by Edward Thayer Monroe 33 MARY PICKFORD AND OTHER PICTURES, by William R. Weaver 34 OUR MARY, by R. H. Palenske 35 TRAILING THE TRAVELER, by Willard D. Plant 36 THE BUMPER CROP, by Clay Burgess 43 THIS DIZZY SPORTS WORLD, by Kenneth D. Fry 50 TO READ OR NOT, by Marjorie Kaye 54 BODY BUILDING, by Lillian M. Cook 60 OLD STUFF, by Alex Coleman 64 TRAVELING AT NIGHT, by Patrick McHugh 74 THE CHICAGOAN — William R. Weaver, Editor; E. S. 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February, 1934 daily] ower ares SAVE 16-2/3% to 44-2/5% ALSO ABOLISH PULLMAN SURCHARGE t<r and ham California ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, TEXAS and other western states, daily, between all points. • For example, savings on a single first-class, long limit rail fare and Pull man lower berth,Chicago to Los Angeles and return, will more than pay for an Indian-detour; a Grand Canyon side-trip or extra sunny days in California • Chicago to Los Angeles: Santa Fe is the shortest route; THE CHIEF is the fastest train; THE CALIFORNIA LIMI TED is the only all-Pull man, no-extra-fare train; FRED HARVEY dining service is exclusively Santa Fe. • Thru Phoenix Pullman ,-"' This Winter n^'"' Tri-Weekly on »\^ THE CHIEF & STAGE (Curtains 8:30 and 2:30 p. m., Matinees Wednesday and Saturday unless otherwise indicated.) Drama THE CURTAIN RISES— Cort, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. Not too original but withal rather pleasant Cinderella sort of comedy with Louise Groody and Donald Foster. ELIZABETH SLEEPS OUT— Studebaker, 418 S. Michigan. Harrison 2790. Leslie Howard's comedy which, a few years ago, was named "Murray Hill." Musical TOPSY AND EVA— Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Rosetta and Vivian Duncan in a revival of their favorite old vehicle with 1934 influence. HOLD YOUR HORSES— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Joe Cook and a lot of his mechanical mania; recommended espe cially to fanciers of Cookiana. Lectures UNIVERSITY COLLEGE— Fullerton Hall, Art Institute. Offered by The University of Chicago. Contemporary English and American Literature: the Drama, Tuesdays, 6:45, 8:00 P. M. Jan. 30, through March 13, by members of the Department of English Language and Literature. Thurs days, 6:45, 7:45 P. M., Jan. 25 through Feb. 8, Modern Drama, by Davis Edwards. LAKE SHORE FORUM— Temple Sholom, 3480 Lake Shore Drive. Monday evenings, to Mar. 12, 8:15 P. M. By Dr. Glenn Frank, Prof. Edward L. Schaub, Dr. Edward N. Schoolman, Prof. William Fielding Ogburn, Nor man Thomas, Dr. James M. Yard, Prof. Harvey B. Lemom, Homer Guck. TABLES Dusk Till Dawn EMPIRE ROOM— Palmer House. Randolph 7500. Smart dinner-and- supper room, beautifully decorated and lighted; Rosita and Ramon 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. Don Carlos and his orchestra play and the floorshow is great. CHEZ PAREE— Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1655. One of the handsomest night spots in Town and certainly one of the best floorshows. The, Yacht Club Boys and Gomez and Winona head the show. Vincent Lopez and his orchestra play. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Franklin 2100. The goodole Byfield Basement with Frankie Masters and his band playing nightly. There is some superior entertainment. JOSEPH URBAN ROOM— Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Beautiful sup per room and a rendezvous of very smart people. Carlos Molina and his orchestra play. Excellent entertainment. GOLD COAST ROOM— The Drake. Superior 2200. Earl Burtnett and his fine orchestra play to a pleasant, refined patronage. BLACKHAWK— Wabash at Randolph. Hal Kemp and his orchestra play; Ear! Rickard heads the floorshow. VIA LAGO— 837 Wilson. Longbeach 8796. Al Handler and his Request Orchestra and a smart floorshow. 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. WALNUT ROOM— Bismarch Hotel. Central 0123. Floorshow. Ted Weems and his orchestra and Myrio and Desha head the show. ORIENTAL GARDENS— 23 W. Randolph. State 4596. Dan Russo and his Orioles play and Peggy Forbes is featured. STEAMSHIP OLLIE— 1712 E. 71st. Dorchester 5250. Skipper Millhouse and his Crew play; Henriques and Adrienne, international dance team, head the floorshow. Nautical atmosphere. RAINBO GARDEN— Clark at Lawrence. Longbeach 2210. Jules Stein and his orchestra and a swell floorshow. OPERA CLUB— 18 W. Walton. Superior 6907. Tom Gentry and his orchestra play; superior floor entertainment. Luncheon — Dinner — Later L'AIGLON — 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. A grand place to visit. Handsomely furnished, able catering, private dining rooms and, now, lower prices. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Delaware 3942. A noble old German establishment with good, solid victuals, prepared and served in the German manner. STALEY'S — 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 2315. Specializing in charcoal broiled steaks and chops. Moderate prices. LA PARISIENNE— 127 E. Oak. Superior 3181. Coffee-chocolate patisserie; briocles, croissants served after the Parisian manner. 40 E. OAK — Whitehall 6040. Smart town homes, roof promenade and sun porch. FRED HARVEY'S — 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. Superior menu and string ensemble at dinner. 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Chicago Ave. Sup . 8736 Hyde Early HORN PALACE — 325 Plymouth Court. Webster 0561. Excellent cui sine and a bar with bartenders who really know the art of mixins. SALLY'S WAFFLE SHOP — 4650 Sheridan Road. Sunnyside 5685. One of the north side's institutions; grand place for after-a-night-of-it break fast. 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. Park 6324. Serving excellent foods in the simple, homelike American style with Colonial atmosphere. BLUE RIBBON SPA — Corner of Jackson and Michigan. A grand 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 north side 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 Evanstonians and north siders like to meet and eat. A BIT OF SWEDEN— ION Rush. Delaware 1492. European cooking and atmosphere. Famous for its smorgasbord. ST. HUBERT'S OLD ENGLISH GRILL— 316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! THE CHIMNEY'S TAVERN— Winnetka, III. Winnetka 3724. Duplicate of an old English tavern, with lots of old world atmosphere. PITTSFIELD TAVERN— 55 E. Washington. State 4925. Always a delightful spot for luncheon and tea while shopping, and for dinner later. LITTLE NORMANDY— 155 E. Erie. Delaware 2334. All the atmosphere that goes with the name and excellent American cuisine. WAX WORKS I WONDER WHO — Victor. Louis Armstrong and his orchestra. Reverse: They play "Don't Play Me Cheap." Louie plays a grand trumpet solo on each side. WE'LL MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES— Victor. Reverse: "Our Big Love Scene," both from the MGM film "Going Hollywood." Leo Reisman and his orchestra play; vocal refrain by Frank Luther. HEAR MY HEART SAYING YOUR MINE— Victor. Reverse: "Till Then." Don Bestor and his band play both with Neil Buckley singing. DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM WALKING?— Victor. Reverse: "Good Morning Glory." Both from the Paramount film "Sittin' Pretty" and both sung ably by the Pickens Sisters (from Georgia). I WANT A^LOT OF LOVE— Brunswick. Reverse: "Bubbling Over" played by (to us) the National Grand Potentate of the Ivories, Earl Hines, and his orchestra. Certainly one for the treasure chest. all over the loop CHICAGO Lv. 6:45 P 9 NATIONAL PARK * Arkansas Through Sleeping Car Service Daily Open Section, 'Drawing Room Compartment Car -II- SPECIA1 7-DAY ALL-E)^ENSE TOUR Includes round -trip rail transporta tion — Pullrnan accommodations in each direction — meals in dining cars en route— 7f nights lodging at first- class Hot Springs hotel, all meals at the hotel—also auto transfer between railroad /station and hotel selected. Write for-ColorfulCircularNo. 85-M W. D. Cornell, General Agent, Passenger Dept., Alton R.K., 1322 Bankers Bldg., Chicago. J. J. Kavanaugh, Asst. Traffic Manager, Mo. Pac. R.R., 812 Bankers Bldg., Chicago. LITTLE ROCK Ar. 10:35 A.M. HOT SPRINGS Ar. 12:35 NOON . THE AND ALTON MISSOURI PACIFIC SHORTEST MOST DIRECT ROUTE TO HOT SPRINGS Come Now to Majorca and SDAI N Where life is rich and living is cheap! "Sail the Spanish Way" in a luxurious Spanish Liner . . . serving choicest beverages gratis ... an old Spanish custom! For Booklet X, ask any travel agency or ftpamif) transatlantic line 173 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago State 8615 8 The Chicagoan If ye ask for the best, they'll gie ye Simty JETocnaF Scotland's Best . . . Bottled in Scotland I. LEAVITT & SONS, INC., 714 LIBERTY ST., CHICAGO, ILL. Sole Importers . STUART BRITON & CO., INC. . . . FORTY WALL STREET . NEW YORK CITY February, 1934 IU1 MORK ^ The Ritz- Carlton 9 is invariably the V» choice of connois seurs—because of the distinguished at mosphere, the im peccable service, the matchless cuisine — plus that indefinable something found ONLY in Ritz hotels. The BAR, too, is a fascinating duplica tion of that famous Parisian Rendezvous. To lunch or dine in the OVAL RESTAU RANT is an event, even for our most frequent patrons. Albert Keller, President The Ritz - Carlton of Boston under the same management mADison avs AT 46th ST (KID yORK WE'RE A COUPLE OF SOLDIERS My BABY AND ME— Brunswick. Reverse: "Our Big Love Scene." Bing Crosby sings both with Lennie Hayton and his orchestra. Both from "Going Hollywood." The first number wins the 1934 Award for Long Song Titles, as well as the 1933 tulips. A RADIO PARTY— Brunswick. Parts I and II. The Radio Rogues imitate Winchell, Kate Smith, Jack Pearl, Durante, Vallee, Al Smith, Arthur Tracy, Amos n' Andy, Wons, Crosby, Givot, Downey and our Old Maestro Ben Bernie and others to perfections. Certainly one for the library. DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM WALKING?— Victor Eddy Duchin and his orchestra, with Lew Sherwood singing, play this number from "Sittin' Pretty." Reverse: "After All You're All I'm After" from the show "She Loves Me Not," also by Duchin. HOME ON THE RANGE— Victor. Reverse: "Good Night," an official cowboy song and a nice waltz by Don Bestor and his outfit with vocal refrains by Neil Buckley and trio. APRIL IN PARIS— Victor. Reverse: "Tu Sais," both by Henry King and his Hotel Pierre orchestra with refrain by Joseph Sudy. SUDDENLY— Victor. Reverse: "What Is There to Say?" Both numbers from "Ziegfeld Follies" played by Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees with Vallee on the refrains. THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND— Brunswick. Reverse: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," both from "Roberta" and played by Leo Reisman and his swell orchestra. Refrains sung by Bernice Alaire and by Tamara. I JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT BABY— Brunswick. Reverse: "A Hundred Years from Today," both from Lew Leslie's "Blackbirds of 1934," sung by Jack Teagarden who can really handle them. DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM WALKING?— Brunswick. Reverse: "I Raised My Hat," both numbers played by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians with vocal refrains by Carmen Lombardo. Good disc. THE BLUE ROOM — Brunswick. Reverse: "Fidgety." Both played neatly by the Dorsey Brothers orchestra. The first from "The Girl Friend." WHAT IS THERE TO SAY?— Brunswick. Reverse: "Suddenly," both hits from "Ziegfeld Follies of 1934," played by the able Leo Reisman and his orchestra with choruses by Phil Duey and Arthur Wright. EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS— Brunswick. Ruth Etting sings a nice thing from "Dancing Lady" and on the other side she warbles "Dancing in the Moonlight." MOI, JE M'ENNUIE — Brunswick. Reverse: "Assez," both sung in French by Marlene Dietrich; conducted by M. Peter Kreuder. Grand disc, recorded in Europe; a Brunswick Gold Seal. THE OLD SPINNING WHEEL— Brunswick. Reverse: "Masquerading in the Name of Love," by Victor Young and his orchestra; refrains by Scrappy Lambert. DIXIE LEE — Brunswick. Glen Gray and his Casa Loma orchestra. Other side: "Tired of It All" from "Hips Hips Hooray" by the same orch.; refrains by Kenneth Sargent. DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM WALKING?— Brunswick. Bing Crosby, with Lennie Hayton and his orchestra, does a grand job with this number; and on the reverse sings "Let's Spend an Evening at Home." SITTIN' ON A LOG— Brunswick. Reverse: "Sittin" Up Waitin' for You," both by Anson Weeks and his orchestra with refrains by Bob Crosby (Bing's little brother — honest*!) ONE HUNDRED YEARS FROM TODAY— Victor. Reverse: "I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby," by Eddy Duchin and his orchestra, refrains by Lew Sherwood. Both numbers from "Blackbirds of 1933-34" and swell. KOKEY JOE — Victor. Reverse: "Break It Down," heavy rhythm blue numbers by Mills Blue Rhythm Band with Lucky Millinder. MOOD INDIGO— Victor. Reverse: "The Mooche." both by Duke Elling ton and his orchestra, in. the true Ellington manner. ONE MINUTE TO ONE— Victor. Reverse: "You," both by Harry Sosnick and his Edgewater Beach Hotel orchestra; refrains by Bob Hanon. ROOF TOP SERENADE— Victor. From the Paramount film "The Girl Without a Room," by Henry King and his Hotel Pierre orchestra. Reverse: "Buy a Kiss," from the RKO film "After Tonight," by the King band; refrains by Joseph Sudy. CARIOCA— Victor. From the RKO film "Flying Down to Rio," by the Sosnick Edgewater Beach outfit. Reverse: "Count Your Blessings," by the same (warning: words by Eddie Guest!) Morning — Noon- PALMER HOUSE— State, Monroe, Wabash. Randolph 7500. Th, did Empire Room, the Victorian Room, and the Grand New Bar. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. The Eitels have always been known as the most perfect of hosts. (Continued on page 77) HAIR Recondition It For Your Permanent Wave Is your hair too dry? Is it ageing because of dandruff, or greying prematurely? Are the oil glands too active? Ogilvie Sisters' Hair Preparations solve your individual hair prob' lems. 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New $2,000,000 Resort at Miami Beach 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 MIAMI 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 siebg L. B. SPRAGUK Manager ON THE OCEAN AND FINEST TRAINS TO Florida Sloridan Jh — QUEEN OF THE WINTER RAILS— all-steel, all-Pullman to all Florida — this de luxe train reigns supreme throughout the season. The Floridan is the preferred train of Chicagoans. Only one night to Florida — two nights to Havana, Cuba. Leave Chicago 2:30 p. m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. <J€ Wl ItlO L€ — famous all year train to all Florida and Cuba. Through Pullmans to Ft. Myers by way of Central Florida — to St. Petersburg, Tampa and Sarasota by way of Perry Cut-off. Leave Chicago daily 11:05 p. m. 575 MAIL THIS COUPON-* J. V. LANIGAN, Passenger Traffic Manager Illinois Central System, Room 501, Central Station, Chicago, 111. Please send, without cost to me, complete information about new low fares to ? Hotel Information Q Automobile Shipping Plan ? Florida-Havana All-Expense Tours Name _ Street Address City State. February, 1934 13 HOSPITABLE HOSTELRIES AUTO-MEN ATTENTION Visit MIKE FRITZEL'S CHEZ PAREE Chicago's Smartest Restaurant and Supper Club 611 FAIRBANKS CT. 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ADA KING Personal "Management Ample free parking space lVi blocks north of Indian Hill Station Phone Winnetka 3724 14 The Chicagoan for the DISCRIMINATING DINER $08>b 1:10$ rts TI»C ct td His an *£ To* ° ¦ ¦ ¦ YVvo«e ^S tea ^ NCl^G 0"^ SA- ¦to*"* Rococo Lunch '6I E- OHIO ST. FAMOUS FOR ou„ _ Dinner , SWEDISH HOR|MnT^f ASBORD OF D£Uware 3688 5 Get Away from Noise. Tonight! Pleasant indeed is the quiet of Staley's to jazz-jaded ears, and pleasant its delicious food and expertly prepared drinks to pal ates wearied of novice concoctions. And prices here are quite pleasant, too. 127 S. WELLS ST. DEARBORN 4007 '// > m te ONTARIO ST. at N. WABASH Rare Perfect Wines Cocktails In keeping with the long established quality of fine foods, we will serve only the best of bonded whiskies, rare vintage wines and cocktails of pre-prohibition days. The AMERICAN BAR with in L'Aiglon is manned by bar tenders who KNOW HOW! Name your favorite. JACK PAIGE'S Band DANCING — 6 TO 2 Cfjeb&ar Cfjeege Mat 1tYo°uUrT Wk^st ™ast 11 ^ULKTAIL SALON N° cover ch^ge at any time 58 East Delaware Phone Sup. 9697 ^jtSSSS" 6^ February, 1934 15 Two leaves from a SPRING FORECAST • by martha weathered Martha Weathered is showing A three piece swagger suit in beige novelty wool with white pique waistcoat and embroidered taffeta scarf. Tan straw banding sailor hat with brown and billiard green ribbon trim. From the Misses Shop A black diagonally woven wool coat with Sable Baum Martin collar and bow. The hat is an off-the-face tarn of black straw. 16 The Chicagoan EDITORIAL TF the date on the front cover of this issue has given you pause, as it is very likely to have done in case you are among the faithful who file each number in righteous routine, be not disturbed. Do not write, 'phone or telegraph. Simply refer to this page in the preceding or Holiday Number and find detailed explanation of the whole in' tricate operation performed, in compliance with circumstances beyond our control, to bring The Chigagoan into dating conformity with contemporary monthly periodicals. To the information there set forth we now find it necessary to add, so that confusion may not flower in any quarter, that this change in the method of dating does not work injustice upon any subscriber. Thus, if you have counted on your subscription expiring with, say, the October issue, it will expire, instead, with that one which shall be known as the November issue. As explained last month, it will be the same number, of course. And that, we trust, is that. o /"\UR attention has been directed to a somewhat striking misstate' ment made by The Drifter in his article in the November issue, "What Columbu^ Found, and we hasten to utter correction in the in' terests of editorial accuracy and of all parties concerned. Writing of travel to the Indies, The Drifter detoured from his topic to re mark that, "Just as the tourist trade to Germany has dried up, so has the tourist trade, as I write, to Cuba. ..." Official statistics reveal that the 5,000,885 registrations of tourists recorded by 122 German cities and health resorts during the six summer months of 1933 prove an actual increase of 0.8% in German tourist travel as compared with the corresponding period of 1932. AS anyone can see with half an eye, the new year has opened auspiciously for your favorite fireside journal. In common with the automobile industry, its fine fettle on display at the Chicago show in the Coliseum, we have found the first month of 1934 a vastly fairer succession of days and weeks than the not'SO'bad best month of 1933. Of course this is essentially our business, only indirectly yours, but we know of no sounder foundation upon which to base glad tidings of editorial innovations, artistic refinements, entertainment features of every character which are to distinguish these pages as the year un' folds. If you have liked The Chicagoan in the past, as your con' stancy during the lean years flatteringly attests, we dare to say that you will like it better in the future. The list of plans for your edi' fication defiies the compass of this sometimes too sheer space. We do not care for plans, anyway. We prefer performance. That, then, is what we pledge for 1934. Stand by for our March number. CmCAGOAN Announcement NOTIFICATION of change in subscriber address may be filed on or before the Tenth of the month with full assurance of receiving sue cessive issues of the magazine without interruption. In all such notifications, former as well as future address should be given. ¦ . -;¦¦¦ - . . .": . ' . I I i ¦ I • I 1 I I • 1 i i i i 1 i I i § i i I 1 i ¦ : 1 • I I I 1 I I I I I I I I 1 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 I I I 1 f I ¦ 1 1 1 1 f I .•••««s«av»i:««»«a*«ti«««a««i«««tat«tt«it«a«a •••••tiiavtcviiitva,., **> 4 * tfEN YOU SAY that "Canadian Club" is a jme old whisky, you nave world wide judgment to confirm you. Insur ing Quality and purity by his careful distilling processes, Hiram Walker was in no haste to market his first "Canadian Club" 75 years ago. For he knew — as you do — that proper aging makes the best of whisky better. Today Hiram Walker & Sons — oper ating on a scale undreamed of in 1858 — still cling fast to the original Walker principles. Quality and purity are paramount. Aging must go on for years. With principles such as these back of it, any product which bears the Hiram Walker name will conform to the high standard of value established by "Canadian Club." 9 '/<md/ w WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO 1 * PEORIA, ILLINOIS 18 The Chicagoan Chicagoana Streamlining Here and There About This Town Collected by Donald Campbell Plant THE big moment of the month is, of course, the Thirty-fourth National Automobile Show at the Coliseum, as usual. And what we know about the 1934 motor cars would be completely lost in an ordinary nut-shell, but we're going to find out about 'em. Aero-dynamics is the big word that they're all using, and we've heard a lot about "knee action" which, it seems, has nothing to do with Contract. And there is streamlining and streamlining and streamlining; and of course the Reo Flying Cloud has its streamlining. (We thought it would be sort of funny to say that at this time.) There are wider doors and tear-drop headlamps and suspension wheels and fender skirts (the Nash people call them "pants"), and many alert young men ready to answer all questions. And a lot of other innovations, we believe they are called; but you'll have to go to the Show to see them. One of the big attrac tions of the New York Show was the Buick with the bar. The Buick people decided that, after all, new eras in American his tory have always brought in new vogues and fashions, so why not have a fold-up miniature bar in the 1934 models to enable motorists to have their cocktails and high balls enroute regardless of time and traffic conditions. It's a neat little bar too; folds away in black lacquer panels in the back of the front seat, has a clock and two chromium Thermos bottles, two shakers and heavy bal anced glasses. A red-top table with chrome fittings complete an unusually chic effect. At either side there are drawers for silver and what have you. The motorist can also use the table as a writing desk. You want to see it. 1 he General Motors Exhibit over at the Stevens is offering a style show which was designed and created by a swell little gel— Margit Nilsen. She was at one time a featured dancer in Vani ties, but she decided to be either a costume designer or an artist, so she blew a goodbye kiss to the stage and became both, and now fashion magazines are bidding furiously for her work. But between the time she left tripping across the stage nightly and at matinees and the time Fisher Body executives commis sioned her to create a fashion show for them, however, there was a great gap of hard work and disappointments. You'd never know it, though, on meeting her today. She began studying stage designing while she was dancing in Vanities, and then she took on some art courses and got an addi tional night club job to finance them. She was given her notice by the Vanities crowd with a bang when they discovered her night club work, but she kept on dancing for the dawn-devotees till the early hours and sketching models during the day. Then she started making the rounds of advertising managers, art directors and de partment store people with her drawings under her arm. The stuff didn't seem to click; it was received with enthusiastic in' difference. But she went right on studying instead of returning to the stage. Half by accident and half because she thought it would be sort of fun, she began to transpose her fashion drawings into fashion sculptures, modelling the figures in clay or soap and designing and making tiny gowns and capes from bits of material ly ing around the house. Well, it seemed that that was just about what the fashion experts wanted. Saks- Fifth Avenue displayed her models in their windows and rather a teapot kind of tem pest raged in department store circles. Styl ists tossed a lot of orchids around about her designing abilities and orders for work be gan to trickle in. So when it was decided that a fashion show presenting the latest in styles would be a fitting exhibit to be held by an auto mobile body manufacturer presenting the latest in body styles, Margit Nilsen was commissioned to do the job. Six of her soap sculptures form the Fisher Body Fashion Show. The tiny "/ think it's got something, don't you, Miss Meegf" dresses she has designed include two eve ning gowns, a golf costume, the briefest of bathing suits, a riding habit and a street costume. The figures are complete to the last detail, with pink polish on tiny finger nails and dinner rings the size of a pin-head. And so the dancing slippers in Margit Nilsen's closet are dusty and forgotten these days. Local Polo 'T'HE Metropolitan Indoor Tourney is go- ing on over at the 124th Field Artillery Armory, and several bang-up games have already been played It's fun to see some of our dignified business men almost come to blows over a close decision, such as occurred in one recent game. Plenty surprising too, after the small crowds at the World's Fair Horse Show, to see the throngs that Lieut. Ray Waldron persuades to attend every Saturday night. Repeal Sidelights T} ECENTLY we wrote down to Tom Kearney, Esq., famous St. Louis book maker, for his future book on the Kentucky Derby. We didn't think at the time that nominations hadn't been completed, and all we asked for was his "little blue book." He sent it; he sent a half dozen in fact, but they were copies of his own, personal cock tail highball and what sort of nuisance drink will you have book. It's very com plete, too, and Mr. Kearney seems to know his drinks as well as he does his horses. Mata Hari, filly, is favorite this year, by the way, at the present odds of 15 to 1. And over at the Atlantic Hotel bar they ask women guests to sit at tables; none of this sitting at the bar stuff goes. The rea son is, one of the bartenders told us, women spread out so at the bar. On one side they put their purse, on the other their gloves (both items stand a good chance of getting damp too), and all in all, they take up en tirely too much room. We picked up some useful information from the House of Fells people. The unit of measuring used oftenest in mixing drinks is, of course, the jigger. This ought to be % °f an ounce, or nearly 1/9 of a Yz pint tumbler. A dash is the quantity ob tained by tipping a bottle for a moment, without allowing time for any actual pour' ing. Drinks shouldn't be mixed in a metal shaker either, nor should they be allowed to stand in a metal receptacle. The good old quart bar glass is about the best size to use, the contents being poured into the shaker afterwards. The House of Fells was founded by John February, 1934 19 E. Fells fe? Sons, Ltd., in London more than one hundred fifty years ago, the idea being to make the finest possible product. Fells gin has always been a favorite with con noisseurs. And during the long dry spell there wasn't ever a bottle bearing a Fells label available in this country. International House Note HpHEY are showing a lot of swell talking ¦*• pictures out at International House this winter quarter; every Monday and Tuesday afternoon and evening, except Monday, February 26 (is that somebody's birth day?). Le Bai will be thrown on January 29, 30; Foil de Car one February 5, 6 — both French pictures, but easy enough to understand and appreciate without knowl edge of the language. Then on February 12, 13 Abraham Lincoln; February 19, 20 a Walt Disney program; February 27 The Good Companions; March 5, 6 Be Mine Tonight (being shown at International House for the nineteenth time — really) ; March 12, 13 Ber\eley Square. International House is open to students from all universities, colleges and profes sional schools in and around the Town, and there are more than thirty institutions, be sides the University of Chicago, represent ed in its membership. There are four classes of membership: resident, non-resident, alumni and friends. Several members of the House have seen snow for the first time this winter. Jashion Show T IP in Wilmette the Junior Auxiliary of the Women's Club of that village is giving a Valentine Bridge and Fashion Show on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, February 10th at the club house. The Sports Shop of Hubbard Woods which is associated with the Clothes Rack is presenting the fashion review. And in addition to that there will be a showing of furs by Thomas E. McElroy; lingerie and accessories. The modeling is to be done by "Miss Lane, from top to bottom, Mr. Smith and Mr. Gillfillan!" members of the Auxiliary; and the pre ceeds of the affair are to be given to charity. zJxCirror Show 'T^HE annual Mirror revue at the Uni' -*¦ versity of Chicago is coming up pretty soon now — March 2 and 3 to be exact. As usual it will be a smart, sophisticated pres- entation reflecting the spirit of the times, the latest innovations in music and lyrics and dance and the personality of collegiate America. The production is planned and produced by the women of the University under the direction of Frank Hulburt O'Hara, director of dramatic productions for the University. It'll be at Mandel Hall as usual. Bertha Ochsner, internationally famous danseuse, is directing the ballet for the third year. Edith Ballwebber, instructor at the University and author of several books on tap-dancing, will train the tap chorus. 'Hey I Slow up a little !' In addition to the dance numbers, the Mirror features a variety of songs and skits on numerous themes — life and events at the University, incidents of interest to Chi- cagoans and several skits of general appeal. The shows are always great fun. "Ballet Russe XX^HEN the Monte Carlo Ballet Russe hits the Auditorium Theatre for a week beginning February 16 — first to help the Passavant Hospital and then to delight Chicagoans in general — it will have a myriad of personalities in its personnel that will keep local columnists busy at thumb nail sketching. Take, for example, David Lichine, young Adonis of the company. At the age of nine he was a refugee in Russia, went to Con stantinople, lost his parents in a bath and wandered alone here and there for four years. He became interested in jazz, be gan his dance studies at the age of seven teen (rather late for a dancer) and made his debut with Diaghilev's corps de ballet. Lichine played football before he danced, and he looks like a college sophomore when he is offstage. In case you are interested, he dances the Blackamoor in Petrouch\a and does the Handsome Swimmer in Beach. He usually takes the house in this last num ber, because he does a breath-taking dive headlong into the wings. Incidentally, he is only twenty-four now. Union Setback ~\^^C dollars for tribute, but plenty of dimes for crippled kids has become a CWA slogan. One of our operatives in forms us that recently the good old system of racketeering union dues from laborers employed on CWA projects received rather a complete bowling over. Business agents had been circulating about the various projects, collecting fees from laborers with threats of transfer to the sticks at a smaller rate of pay if they didn't come through 20 The Chicagoan "Poppa, Chang tvrites that he and his family will have to move in on us until things pick up." with a dollar a month. Then the Adminis tration stepped into the breach by issuing an order that fees or union dues should be paid only by men who wished to pay them, and that under no condition would men be transferred to distant points and demoted for refusal to contribute to the union. And the men on the various jobs got up a vol untary subscription for President Roose velt's Warm Springs Foundation, each man donating a dime; there was a nice sized sum raised. Qershwin Concert 1X7HAT is probably the greatest assem- v * blage of noted stars ever gathered for a single program is the George Gershwin Three-in-One concert to be given at the Auditorium on Sunday afternoon, February 4, under the auspices of the Red, White and Blue Club. Not only does the program list Mr. Gershwin in a long assortment of his own music, but the Reisman symphonic orchestra of thirty-five conducted by Charles Previn, and James Melton, radio's most popular tenor, are among the many outstanding features of a glorious entertainment. Other than Mr. Gershwin, the Reisman orchestra, Mr. Previn and Mr. Melton are included Wendell Keeney and Edmund Horn, famous pianists who have appeared in recitals and with symphony orchestras across the land, and John Corigliano, con cert violinist. Mr. Corigliano has frequent ly appeared with the New York Philhar monic, the Cleveland Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony orchestras. And he has toured with Chaliapin, Marion Talley, Jeritza, Bori and Alda. 'People's Opera 1X7 HEN John Charles Thomas, premier * * American baritone, steps before the footlights on the huge stage of the Chicago Stadium on the night of February 1, sing ing the leading role of Tonio in the Peo ple's Opera Company's presentation of I Pagliacci, he will be marking the tenth an niversary of his debut in grand opera. And the man who will wield the baton on this occasion is the same director who gave Thomas his first start in opera back in 1924. Such an occasion should inspire Thomas to' give an even more brilliant rendition of his role than ever before. Almost ten years ago to the day, Thomas, then a Name as a baritone of musical com edy and light opera, took his bow to a grand opera audience in Washington, singing the role of Amonasro in Aida with the Wash ington National Opera Company. Now, as then, Thomas sings to the accompaniment of a symphony orchestra directed by the noted Jacques Samossoud who is a former maestro of the Imperial Theatre of Russia and onetime private conductor for the Czar. Opera for the people is the byword of the newly formed opera company under the direction of Maestro Samossoud. Popular prices ranging from forty cents to one dollar and fifty cents will prevail. There will be world-renowned stars, an extensive sym phony orchestra, a large chorus, gorgeous stage and scenic effects and expert tech nicians. Capacity crowds which have packed the balconies and galleries at grand opera performances in this city have con vinced backers of the new company that such a venture will meet with success. The Chicago Stadium, with its facilities for accommodating 18,000 persons at a single performance, has been declared by authorities to possess perfect acoustics, making possible the hearing of the singers' voices even in the uppermost parts of the galleries. The largest crowds ever to gather under one roof to hear opera are anticipated for these performances which are scheduled for every Saturday night for the remainder of the winter and early spring. J lower Show CjOON too the eighth annual Garden and Flower Show sponsored by The Garden Club of Chicago is coming up. It's to be held at Navy Pier April 7 to 15 inclusive. This, you know, is the only major flower show in the United States to be sponsored and financed by a garden club federation. The women of the various clubs throughout the state sell all of the commercial space, advertising, and stage the show. There will be many competitive exhibits by the Garden Clubs with magnificent dis plays of cut flowers and potted plants by the Allied Florists and commercial growers. The local park systems and many private estates are making exhibits which will trans form Navy Pier into a scene of arresting beauty occupying approximately one hun dred thousand square feet of continuous floor space. "/ gotta sneaking feeling there's something wrong with this scene!' February, 1934 21 "He was able to take his broth, Doctor, but he couldn't stomach Westbrook Pegler. Swine Before Pearls The Inglorious End of a Golden Regime X FTER the house had been officially /-A closed for more than a year, cars ¦*" again began to roll up to the gate. As always, there were limousines driven by chauffeurs in uniform, but now there were taxis, too, and small, cheap sedans. Some people came on foot, some by bus and street car. You wouldn't have known that they were advancing on the most exclusive house in Chicago. And yet you couldn't help knowing it, if you read the newspapers, any more than you could help knowing the house and all it stands for if you knew your Chicago at all. One thousand Lake Shore Drive. Even the street number was aristocratic. The huge, handsome, wrought iron gates were as aloof and as conspicuous in a middle- western city as a top hat and boutonniere. Here was the Versailles of the hog-butch ering country. Chicago knew it by sight. Thousands of strangers carried away a memory of it. How could they avoid it? "To your left the mansion of Mrs. Rocke feller McCormick." Something to boast of back home; something to tell your children. To recognize it gave one a sense of impor tance. Chicagoans would comment, "Mrs. McCormick must be entertaining today. See all the lights in the windows?" Everybody knew that Queen Marie had been enter tained there. The guests were always char acters from the Social Register or Who's Who. Few passers-by aspired to an invita tion. It was fun to stand on the curb and watch the celebrities arrive for some func tion; a glimpse through a briefly opened door was almost an adventure. Now the great iron gates were ajar liter ally and figuratively. The most exclusive house in the city was open to the public — but not wide open. Just wide enough to admit anybody who, in these early days of recovery, could spend a dollar for — well, entertainment. It testified to recovery and Mrs. McCormick's fame that more than five thousand persons produced the necessary dollar. From ten until five the limousines and taxis drove up, sometimes almost bumper to bumper, seldom very far apart. Parking space was crowded hour after hour. The four days-at-home originally scheduled were not sufficient. In response to public clamor the house was kept open an extra day. I he newspapers have played up the uniformed ushers from Wrigley Field who acted in loco butleris. They made good copy, these boys from the baseball park keeping crowds moving through the house of the late daughter of John D. Rockefeller. But the bald contrast By Ruth G . Bergman that was such good journalism was not at all the keynote of the exhibition. Aside from the bright blue of their uniforms they were as inconspicuous as any man servant who might have opened the door or poured the wine in the old days. Neither they, the plain clothes men nor the representatives of the auctioneer accented the commercial purpose of the occasion. Unobtrusive, in variably courteous, they might have been assisting at some charity benefit. The crowd kept up the illusion. Quietly, in orderly fashion, it took possession of the house. This was a refined and mannerly invasion befitting the pride of the fortress that had fallen. Often more than two hun dred persons were present at one time, but their combined voices seldom rose above a murmur. Superficially at least, this was an event of some dignity. A rather Macabre occasion, but none the less an occasion. The house where, it was said, every meal and every tete a tete had partaken of the nature of a function, was still entertaining in something of the grand manner — even at a dollar a head. Whatever the crowd's motives in coming, and, obviously, they were not usually solemn or vastly respect ful, this did not become a Roman holiday. No visitor could be wholly unaware that he was in some measure participating in the last rites of an old regime and that in the passing of a regime, whether for better or worse, there is something wistful, if not tragic. Nor was the regime merely the reign of a social leader. The collapse of the Edith Rockefeller McCormick fortune was coin cident with the fall of many another capi talistic structure. The dispersion of Mrs McCormick's treasures was an incident of the final chapter of the social history of that period to which Wall Street gave a spec tacular ending and Washington added the period and colophon. Impossible for the crowds not to sense, even if they did not always see, the accidental symbolism of a public exhibition and auction of the house hold goods of the city's first hostess, by order of a trust company. The queen was dead; long live — what? The visitors' interests were varied. Certainly the fewest persons came as prospective buyers. Here and there a dealer scrutinized a lot of glassware on which he planned to bid; a woman made a note of the table she hoped to get for a song and the ten dollar admission fee to the auction; or a friend looked for a me mento. Perhaps a few came in a museum going spirit to see the beautiful furnishings of which they had heard. But the audible comments indicated that an overwhelming majority came from motives of curiosity and didn't leave until they had found some thing to thrill or shock them or to satisfy the desire to see how the other half — the other half of one per cent — lives. If we are not all Pandoras, why is it so hard to refrain from looking at the letter being read by the stranger sitting next to us on the train; why do we peer into the lighted windows of the houses that we pass; and why is it almost impossible to keep eyes front when walking down a hotel corridor where there is an open door. It is not sur prising that people came avidly to peer into the once so well locked box on Lake Shore Drive, or that so few had the grace to be even a little ashamed of their violation of another person's privacy. That this person had rigorously guarded her privacy only added piquancy to this involuntary capitulation. So the crowd poured into the entrance hall, past the ticket seller and into the draw ing room. Those who had come to admire found much that was beautiful and inter esting in the tapestries, the laces, rugs and furniture. Those whose ego expanded with the discovery of every evidence of imper fection in the person or possessions of an other saw that the over draperies were shabby and that some of the window sills needed varnish. Few made allowance for the fact that the house had been closed for more than a year, that many of the most choice pieces had already been sold in New York, and that the place was prepared, not for a social gathering, but for an auction. The pseudo-homelike arrangement of the furnishings gave a deceptive impression of naturalness that emphasized flaws and sug gested none of the grace that would have been imparted by the personal touches and the presence of a hostess. The tables were bare, the picture frames and flower hold ers were empty and catalogued. The drawing room and the Empire room were more handsome than period exhibits in a museum and as unreal as show window dis plays in a furniture store. To judge the house, then, was natural and cruel. There were the furnishings, but the dressing table fittings that looked absurd in a glass case in the drawing room would have been only delightfully old fashioned and very handsome still in the original set ting, while the many guest rooms would not have been bleak if they had been furnished with the exquisite linens that were tied to gether in dozen lots and tossed on tables in the basement like remnants at a bargain sale. What was not antique and therefore ageless was almost (Continued on page 71) February, 1934 23 Contract Bridge Opening Your Partner's Suit By E. M. Lagron /\T Contract Bridge the opening lead L\ often determines the difference be- «*- ¦*¦ tween success and failure of the de clarer's contract. Too many players are prone to lead mechanically and with no thought of the consequences. They are guided in their judgment and selection of opening leads primarily by their card hold ing. They have memorized a table of standard openings and they follow this table blindly, without deviation or flexibil ity in their defense. This type player is a "wooden player," who is very easy to play against. Nothing delights an expert more than to play against such a player in a tournament game. Out of justice to him, we must also admit that even though he is very easy to play against, he is also very easy to play with. His partner always knows what he is doing; but so does every one else at the table, especially the declarer, who takes full advantage of this knowledge. I have neither the desire nor the inten tion of attempting to revolutionize the table of standard leads, and I hope that my readers will not get the impression that I am advocating the discard of conventional plays. I am not that radical. As a gen eral rule, the standard openings and con ventional leads should be followed, as 80 per cent of the time they offer the best chance of defeating the contract. It is not an indictment of your game, nor of your ability to think for yourself, to resort to the conventional leads. But "it's the excep tion that proves the rule," and these ex ceptions require self -guidance. In the above paragraph I have referred to the "wooden bridge player." This title does not apply to the player who follows conventional openings when the conven tional opening is the correct opening. I am applying it only to the player who always uses the conventional opening, irrespective of any of the other factors. The selection of the opening lead must be made after careful consideration of these three factors — 1 . The card holding in the hands of the opening leader. 2. Adverse bidding. 3. Partner's bidding. This marks the line of demarcation be tween the real student of the game and the "wooden player." The "wooden player" considers nothing but the cards in his hand. He is not influenced at all by the adverse bidding, whereas the real student selects his opening lead by reason of the information he has received from the bidding. If he has received no information to the contrary, then he makes the orthodox conventional 24 opening based upon his card holding. But if there is anything to be gleaned from the information that he has obtained from the bidding, then he is influenced by such and makes his opening accordingly. Quite often it is necessary for him to deviate from the standard conventional opening in order to take advantage of knowledge that he has obtained from the bidding. In this series of bridge articles for The Chicagoan, I shall endeavor to cover the various phases of opening leads. This month we will con sider "the opening lead when the partner has bid a suit." This will automatically divide itself into two situations. The first is where the contract is being played by the opponents at a suit declaration, and the next phase where the contract is being played by the opponents at No Trump. We will consider the first instance — where the contract is being played at a suit declaration by the opponents. If you have four cards of the suit that your partner has bid, some players insist that you lead the highest card of their suit. This is very amateurish and does not conform to the best principles of defense strategy as exer cised by the expert players. It is far better bridge to open the fourth highest card of your partner's suit. This gives your part ner an opportunity to apply the Rule of Eleven, and thereby know accurately and definitely the number of cards of that suit which are in the closed (the declarer's) hand. This information is extremely valuable in the defense of the hand. If you were to lead the highest card of your partner's suit, and should the dummy when it is laid down prove to be devoid of the suit you have led and consequently trump the opening lead your partner would have no count on the declarer's hand. Lacking this informa tion that you could have provided him with may prove disastrous as he might discard his hand very badly, feeling it necessary to hold a high card of his suit, contingent upon the possibility of the declarer holding one or more cards of this suit. In addition to being able to count the declarer's hand, your partner can immediately count yours, which will also assist him in planning the subsequent defense of the hand. The only time that I ever deviate from this principle is when I am unfortunate enough to be playing with a partner who does not apply the Rule of Eleven and does not recognize the need for counting the hand. If I am playing with that type of player, of course I endeavor to conform to his game, and knowing that he wants the highest card of his suit led, I lead accord ingly, as nothing is to be gained by leading the fourth best if my partner cannot use the information which this lead conveys. With less than four cards of my part ner's suit, I then, of course, lead the high est card of his suit. \a/hen playing against a No Trump contract, the situation is just a little different. Holding four cards or ,more of the partner's suit, the opening leader uses the same lead against a No Trump as he does against a suit declaration — in other words, he opens the fourth high est card of his partner's suit. With less than four cards (Continued on page 70) "We're playing duplicate contract back in the caboose — would you like to join us?" The Chicagoan Traveling in Ancient Britain Is Fun So Is Carrying Coals to Newcastle and Camelot By Edward Everett Altrock NEVER one to be much of a Con necticut nor a Yankee, we were, as you may well imagine, pretty much surprised, not to say consternated, to find ourself in Ye Olde King Arthur's Courte. (Ughe!) And regardless of what the news papers say, it's a lousy court, but we tried to make the best of it. (Whatta gel that Guinevere is!) Really everything went wrong, but we're not supposed to say any thing about it because of the possibility of the Camelot Chamber of Commerce signing up for another twelve full pages of adver tising and a double-truck twice a year. But take it from us: stay away from Camelot, and for that matter, the whole of Cornwall (or is it Kent?) ; unless you just can't keep from putting your name on the coupon in the next column. There is a lot of woodland around about Camelot Town (you know, "Camelot Town" — like the Tribune's "Chicago- land?"); the great Brown Willy Forest, Dartmoor Forest, Exmoor Forest, Dawlish Wood and Ann Forrest are especially nice. And if you want local statistics, wheel It's ten miles from Ilfracombe to Teignmouth; ten and one-half miles from Hatherleigh to Cullumpton; eleven miles from Tintagell to Camelot (Town). Miles that make you happy too. In the clear morning the forests are all blue-green and hazy and dazzling purple, but no one should miss them at sunset, in the unearthly after-glow that spreads over fern and tree and bush and brush and underbrush— after the copper sun, often mistaken for the Great Chalice of Antioch by the uninitiated (see Wooll- cott, pp. 1098-1567), has dropped into the lovely Cornish Sea. (Baby!) Arthur's castle, you know, is surrounded by moats, but moats of the time there isn't any water in them. Nestlerod and evenrude grow in abundance all about, and in the Spring of the year the Castleyard is a spot of beauty and a joy forever well worth beholding. The cistle, as many suppose, is not in the center of Camelot, but rather toward the left end (Skladeny of Pittsburgh) which is really where it ought to be, according to legend anyway. True enough, the plumbing in Camelot isn't all that it's cracked up to be, but after all, the town was founded about one thou sand years before Columbus first set sail for what we sometimes jokingly call America. And one shouldn't expect too much of plumbing. Even some of our so called mod ern plumbing will probably look pretty much of a bust one thousand years from to day. Nevertheless, Camelot is a charming spot quite ideal for vacationing. The highways leading into Camelot Town are perfectly delightful, though not so good in the Early Spring of the Year. They are usually strewn with flowers and knights, especially with the latter if Sir Launcelot has just been riding by. (Did you ever see a dream walking?) Knight - errants run rampant over the country-side looking for beautiful, nude maidens who are in distress. (Part of each knight's equip ment is a fifth of bromo.) Launcelot, as you probably know, is the most errant of all the knights of the Round Table. And it is not an uncommon sight to see him dashing forth on his trusty charger Tony, with his gleaming shield Kayser, his rusty sword Excelsior, brandishing his stout lance Dazzy, looking for maidens to defend — or something. That is particularly true in the Spring of the Year. The Round Table is something that you certainly don't want to miss seeing. Every curve is rich with some new vista, low-flung cypresses silhouetted against the sky, seals slithering off a rock, Spanish-balconied houses sheltered by old adobe walls, a glimpse of a sunlit valley roll ing gently towards the circling mountains, the velvet fairways and greens of the coun try clubs — boys, that's Arizona! The table is massive and round, hand-carved by Etaion Shrdlu himself, master craftsman of the Arthurian realm. Nearby is a large Ar thurian well where the knights may water their horses and give them some corn. Of course one needs must have a guest card to enter this knight club (oh, Mr. Altrock!), but such a Sesame may be obtained with out much trouble by greasing the palm of a Mr. Swackett at a small but unusually at tractive shop just off Lor Street on Gareth Lane. N OR should a traveler to Camelot Town miss a chance to go up and see the good Queen Guinevere. Good for what, you ask? Hah, ask Launcelot; he'll probably be there too. But Guinevere is mighty nice about seeing people, especial ly halfbacks. So if you have a halfback in your party be sure to let him make arrange' ments to Meet-the-Queen, as it is called. He may be missing for a couple of weeks, but such a Sesame may be obtained with- then go back) and everything will be all set. The best way to Meet-the-Queen, if you don't know any halfbacks, is. to see Mr. Swackett. Mr. Swackett, as you might imagine by this time, is a pretty busy little man. But he has two or three excellent assistants. (You might like the little blonde who sits over near the window.) Queen Guinevere is a tallish, languid, hard-looking blonde, but decidedly not hard to look at; she keeps herself well in hand. Her curvate lines will undoubtedly remind you of one of our more prominent moving picture actresses. She's a swell dame, but she's no angel — is Guinevere. The Ameri can Weekly magazine gave her a double truck (two-page spread to youse guys and youse gels who don't know advertising lingo) a few decades ago, and she's cer tainly been working at it ever since. Of course Launcelot will be there; he always is. And Arthur will not be there; he never is. Years and years ago (along about the time of our American Revolution — all that tea monkey-business, you know) King Arthur used to be known as The Great Chalice, because he was so terribly chalice of Guinevere. But he soon got over that; he HAD to. GUINEVERE had Too Much on HIM! There was Plenty that she KNEW, and plenty More that she read in the Camelot COLUMNS! (And Dwight Fiske had certainly ought to get busy and do SOMETHING ABOUT Guinevere; or has he?) . Well, if you who visits Guinevere are a halfback, you might as well give up; in fact, if you are merely tall, dark and handsome you'd might as well give up; in fact again, if you are male you'd might as well give up. But you won't mind. And Launcelot won't care; he's not the fellow he used to be and knows it; he's rather world-weary now and just a trifle amused at almost everything, including Guinevere's little interludes. And don't miss Guinevere's bower. It was here that Helen Hunt Jackson gathered most of her material for Hamona (da-da-da da-da da-da-da), and the place today is much as she described it. We'll certainly never forget the time we spent the month of August with Guinevere (our Happiest Christmas, we called it) , and the months of September, October, Novem ber and December at Baden-Baden. Boy, oh boy, oh man and boy! But you'll love Camelot Town with its nooks and crannies — and say, don't forget to stop and pay your respects to Cranny Michelob, Merlin's maternal grandmother, who is now seven thousand, five hundred forty-two years old. And a final word, if you're planning on doing any walking around town without a guide: don't miss the shops, but do miss the slops. We hope you like it. February, 1934 25 West Is West And Walt Disney Is JValt Disney By Irene Castle McLaughlin THERE are just two types of wise cracks that are wearing me down — one is the "life-of-the-party" type of fellow, who, finding there aren't any eggs in the icebox, goes gaily off into the singing of Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf— and the far too numerous occasions upon which a come dian or deadly punster whines: "You must come up sometime," in imitation of the in sidious Mae West. I don't think I can take another cup of Mae West without shrinking visibly — in fact, I may even back into a corner snarling and snapping at the next joke on Mae West curves and have to be smoked out with tear gas. I've just about reached my limit and I want to enlighten the unsus pecting public with the bare homespun fact that they have been victimized by a very clever movie company or publicity agent. All this talk of the influence Miss West has had on the present day figure and styles is a swell salestalk for her forthcom ing pictures. It has gained her columns of free publicity and it was fun when it started — I joined with the same enthusiasm as the rest of the party and I squealed with delight over She Done Him Wrong — I loved the clothes and the brazen lushness of Miss West's walk and nasal drawl. All would have been well had the plump ladies of this fair land not fallen upon her success as an excuse for their too well-rounded forms and settled back with a contentment and confidence they little deserve, and can ill afford. Mae West would have been a success in any shape or form. She's a grand actress and is as earthy as an Indian adobe hut — ¦ and as understandable to all classes as Twin\le, Twinkle Little Star. She's what we'd all love to have the courage to be — hardboiled, straight-shootin' and just sinful enough to know life and be warmed by it. But — Mae West isn't going to alter the shape of the Nation's women, because every woman would rather be slight, if it proved no trouble to her, and most of them will struggle to remain slight, even if it is a lot of trouble to them. To be able to slip into a fourteen -year-old size in any ready-made garment is a distinct advantage — both as a time and money saver — and the woman of forty who can wear that fourteen-year-old size is not apt to look her age. Plumpness has a rather luscious ring to it and, if one didn't know that plumpness is too apt to be the fore-runner of fat, one would be tempted to acquire it. It's that awful feeling one has, when confronted with a plump relative or friend, that "it won't be long now." Getting rid of fat is far more difficult than never acquiring it, and no dressmaker will admit that a plump figure is as easy to dress as a slim one. Clothes just do hang better on long straight lines. If a girl (or woman) can look slight, but not thin, she has accomplished perfec tion and will never find an over-crowded field to compete against. Hats off to Mae West and The Three Little Pigs, who gave me more pleasure than anything else in 1933, but I don't feel quite like my son, aged four — who asked plaintively, while being hurried from the birthday party to lose his very generous share of the cake, if he could have another piece after he "growed up." I don't want any more!! -m*m mm$» wtm w** •**" • 26 The Chicagoan MAZDA MAGIC When Day drags his weary bones to fretful rest and Night takes up her velvet vigil, the magic of the mazdas invests the Town in brittle radiance. On such a night the lens is keen, the shutter sure, and from his drawing room window at 211 East Chestnut street Mr.' Hal V. Strawn, business man, catches with casual camera the shining soul of a city no artist can paint February, 1934 BEHIND THE SCENES BEHIND THE SCENES THE VALHALLA WHENCE ALL OPERAS SO A STAGEHAND'S VIEW OF ACT II THE ANVIL CHORUS" QUICKENS EYE AND EAR "IL TROVATORf LAYING THE GROUNDCLOTH— INTERMISSION THE PENGUIN IS MADAME ROSA RAISA A BATTERY OF THE LAMPS WHICH ARE LEGION ACTIVITY ATTAINS ITS APEX BETWEEN ACTS ^9'aphed from the flies by -orge Miller on January 15 Coe Glade Young and of the exotic type fitting the Carmen conception, she combines a vibrant personal ity with an obviously spontaneous instinct for the stage and its re quirements. She has the voice, the eyes, the spirit, and she is still slender. The season has seen her well upon her way and she is bound to go far. PHOTOGRAPH By MAURICE SBVMOUft Opera Music in the Air Symphonies and Chamber Music of the Month CHICAGO again has its own opera company and another of those things which "simply could not be done" has thereby been accomplished. If ever there was a defeatist attitude of mind in a community it was to be found among those who had been the leaders in this town. Two men, however, had not been licked; George Woodruff and George Lyt' ton. The passing of George Lytton was a shock and a great loss. Well, while he lived he wrote his name high on the wall where it will be read for a long time to come. George Woodruff shouldered pretty much the whole burden. Of the old fight ing breed and he got his mad up. Not for nothing had he once been concertmaster of the Yale College orchestra. So after wandering for a time in the jungles of banking he made up his mind that life would be simpler, and the air fresher, in the opera house. Curious how often in human affairs the man is found when really needed — and amazing how strong is the old urge. Something of the boy remains even when the hair is silvered. With Gennaro Papi as artistic director and Paulo Longone as business manager the thing was all set. No need to say anything about Papi since all those inter- ested in opera know that he stands right up at the top of the heap. Longone had his reputation to make hereabouts and is on his way. Those two, together, assembled a company almost over night and have given performances which have been ear- and eye-openers. We have been told so often about the long months of preparation absolutely necessary that the idea of slapping a company to gether in two weeks seemed unthinkable. 1 he official announce ment of the forming of The Chicago Grand Opera Company was issued eight days be fore the box office was to open and this in turn was to be just one week before the opening night. They opened with Tosca; Jeritza, Borgi- oli, Amato, Trevisan and Cordon with Papi in command, and proved that grand opera in the most exacting sense of the word could be given with two weeks notice and at three dollars. They had routined people in every de partment; orchestra, chorus, ballet and stage crew under the directing heads of the old Civic Opera Company. You must have the right tools and a boss over all — which same they had. And did everybody put his back into it during the pandemonium of those By Karleton Kackett two weeks! They wanted to put it over and prove that at least musically speaking Chicago was not down and out. Rosa Raisa back in her old form; Edith Mason the true lyric soprano; Elisabeth Rethberg of the golden voice; Hilda Burke with her youthful brilliance; Coe Glade of Spanish fire; Marion Talley fresh from the farm; Dino Borgioli, with the true Italian timbre in his tone; Mario Chamlee, the de bonair, in fine trim; Dimitri Onofrei, with the rich quality; Arnoldo Lindi of the heroic volume; Pasquale Amato of the grand manner; Claudio Frigerio with the true baritone quality; Chase Baromeo, a real basso; Papi and Weber with the ba ton; Defrere and Beatty back stage. The iron grip. They all got together to give perform ances of the desired kind and with other distinguished ones still to come. Our fa mous climate laid low even more than the expected number so that some of the most important cogs in the artistic machine were never able to function at all — and yet they went right ahead. Mr. Longone proved himself resourceful and with the nerve to take chances, being confident that his forces could cope with any situation. An impresario who is not prepared to make a leap for life on the instant would not last long in this country. Another year, of course, everything will be organized on a different basis. This was an emergency and they all braced themselves to show what they could do. It was all Chicago like; the frontier psychology, impatient of set rules but with courage and tremendous driving power. The performances scheduled for the last weeks have such in terest and quality that the season ought to close with a real punch. A practical dem onstration that Chicago still has leaders with vision and courage. Artur schnabel gave a superb performance of the Beethc ven G Major piano concerto with the Chi cago symphony orchestra. Breadth of con ception, richness and variety of tone and absolute technical command all united to realize the Beethoven quality. Mr. Stock gave him a most sympathetic and skillful accompaniment. The Schumann Second symphony, in C Major, is, alas, showing the years. Mr. Stock brought to its interpretataion evident appreciation and the desire to make its beauties clear. But despite his best efforts the music sounded thin and old. Grete Stueckgold sang delightfully, espe' daily the Wolf songs. The Mignon was lovely. The voice appealing, and she estab lished an atmospheric quality that was compelling. Taylor's Suite, "Through a Looking Glass," was beautifully played by Mr. Stock. He caught the whimsicality and with deft touches made it charming. Hon est music that is showing a tougher fibre than was at first anticipated. Is wearing well. The Thomas Memorial program was such as would have won the approval of Theodore Thomas; Beethoven, the Coriola' nus overture and the Ninth symphony with, however, the choral movement omitted, and the Strauss Heldenleben. Played with the broad outlines and the sense of solidity. The Beethoven had rev erence yet with the vigor of thought that prevents the observance of tradition from degenerating into formalism. The Strauss Mr. Stock seemed to conduct with especial goodwill as though it gave him unalloyed pleasure to use his marvellous instrument to make celar the most recondite shades of meaning in the score. The orchestra re sponded with artistic sensibility. Very fine. Speaking of orches tras, there was a most stimulating perform ance during the Holiday week by the Lincoln symphony orchestra at Lincoln, Nebraska. A convention was being held at which Howard Hanson was one of the bright stars.. Mr. Hanson is a Nebraska boy, born and raised in Wahoo, and pretty much all the town's folk were there to the number of five or six thousand; maybe more. The orchestra played Hanson's Second sym phony, Romantic, and Mr. Hanson con ducted. The music had so much vigor of creative force and such grace in the mode of expression, Mr. Hanson is so gifted a * conductor and the orchestra responded with such enthusiasm and the public was so receptive, that it became a genuine occasion. Well, such things are possible in a com munity which determines to erect a ten million dollar state house, gets a great ar chitect, puts the whole thing in his hands and has the money ready to pay every bill the moment it is presented. But what kind of politicians can they have in Nebraska? The Opera Intime gave another interesting performance at The Palmer House ballroom. It was a great pleasure to hear Debussy's Prodigal Son. Lovely music (Continued on page 73) February, 1934 31 Post-Alcoholiday Reflections On the Theatre's Repeal of its Innocuous Desuetude By William C. Boyden THE axiom that good old days never come again has been put to test dur ing the past weeks. With return of the highly pleasurable custom of popping into a bar for an entr'-acte bracer have come more entr'-actes than the Town has en joyed for a long time. And the go ings-on surrounding the said entr'-actes have in several instances been as enjoyable as the entr'-actes themselves. To be sure, most of the runs have been brief, and the present prospect indicates only two poten tially permanent shows, as permanency is regarded in the theatre, Hold Tour Horses at the Grand and The Curtain Rises at the Cort. But it is fun to sit down to a type writer again with a dozen programs spread on the desk. A house packed with the wise ones of the Loop greeted Joe Cook in Hold Tour Horses, the first big, fast, gorgeous, noisy revue which has touched on Chicago for many months. And, mirabile dictu, it seems that the whole New York cast has been brought on; Harriet Hoctor; Tom Patricola, still as good a tapper as any; Dave Chasen, the stage's super-stooge; three alluring gals, June O'Dea, Dorothy Dare and Frances Upton. In accordance with tradition, most of the comedy derives from Mr. Cook's night-mare inventions. He does amazing legerdemain with the appurte nances of a hansom cab, a bar, a desk. And transcends Rube Goldberg in an impossible concatenation of mechanisms, starting with Joe's hitting an actor in the face with a balloon and ending with Dave Chasen be ing dropped into a tank of water. A thread of plot runs through, all about the star's being elected Mayor of New York, enough story on which to hang a soupgon of love interest, some passable songs and a group of pleasant chorus numbers. The fact that most of the gags are vintage is hardly noticeable in the joyous clamor of it all. The fact that the whole business is decently clean is very noticeable, and well calculated to renew public faith in this class of entertainment. On the whole, it seems that three weeks should hardly be time enough to serve all the trade which might logically be tempted to see Hold Tour Horses. A master carpenter could not fit a joint so snugly as The Cur' tain Rises fits into the Cort Theatre. Un less precedent wears a false beard, this happy little comedy will cut-rate itself into a run of at least twenty weeks at the cozy little playhouse where so much sweetness and light has in the past brought warm con tentment to so many unexacting audiences. Louise Groody, rapidly becoming the stage's leading exponent of "ugly duckling" roles, is starred, and with reason. Parenthetically, Mary Pickford in her vaudeville appearance in one act of The Church Mouse was not within striking distance of being as good as Miss Groody in the same part. The Cur tain Rises is at least a cousin to The Church Mouse. Again the clumsy, badly dressed little frump blossoms into a gorgeously sexy creature before whom all the male members of the cast swoon with desire. Louise Groody knows how to make this transfor mation and to get a lot of laughs while doing it. The supporting cast is better than usual in these inexpensive productions. Donald Foster, who has not had very good parts lately, is as sound as a Liberty Bond in the role of the young actor who teaches the frustrated spinster to be a great actress. Two distinguished members of their profession have come and gone, Eva Le Gallienne and Walter Hamp den. The latter, here more recently, offered four time-tried dramas at the Erlanger, in two of which, I believe, he has not pre viously appeared in Chicago, Richlieu and Macbeth. For those who thrill to beauti ful English intelligently read by a voice rich in timbre, the engagement was a veritable mental feast. It was remarked, and with justice, that the sinister qualities of the mur dering Scotch thane do not suit Mr. Hampden's personality so well as some other more spiritual roles, but his reading of the soul-tortured soliloquies more than compensated for any lack of menace in his interpretation. Mabel Moore did a superb piece of acting in the sleep-walking scene, but she was likewise much too pleasant a person for Lady Macbeth. Mr. Hampden's Hamlet was, as always, one of the best. The Servant in the House failed to bridge over the years. To those who are not addicted to the comparative school of criticism Eva Le Gallienne's powerful and exotic interpreta tion of Hedda Gabler was an experience in the theatre. To those who could not for get Mrs. Fiske, Nazimova, Emily Stevens, or whom have you, the evening was not quite so vivid. Be that as it may, the most interesting memory of Miss Le Gallienne's engagement at the Grand is the unusual op portunity offered to compare in direct com petition a play and its talkie version. If there is anything which one would believe to be preeminently suited to screen presen tation, it is Alice in Wonderland. Yet with a humble salaam to my colleague, Doc tor Weaver of the cinema department, I submit that the stage presentation of the beloved fantasy was infinitely more persua sive. Somehow Miss Le Gallienne conjured out of simple settings, relatively few actors, and the space limitations of the stage more of the essence of Lewis Carroll's immortal story than Hollywood could with a tre mendous over-elaboration of scenery, a cast reading like the Who's Who of Movieland, and the wide open spaces in which to shoot the scenes. Seeking for explanation, one might mention that Josephine Hutchinson played the stage Alice with vividness and sensitivity, while Charlotte Henry walked through the screen version. Three shoe-string musicales tarried briefly; the Duncan Sis ters in a revival of Topsy and Eva at the Apollo, Get Luc\y at the Illinois, and Lady, Be "Nice at the Studebaker. The first was the best, standing up well after ten years and demonstrating anew that Rosetta Dun can is a comic of considerable class. Get Luc\y had little to recommend it. Just an other conglomeration of black-and-tan acts, tasteless, vulgar. Why producers think playgoers will patronize these banal Ethi opian gambols is a mystery. Lady, Be Jvfrce was billed as a benefit for unpaid school teachers, which makes it hard to be hard on it. The opening night suffered under a series of stage mishaps reminiscent of dear old amateur days in the suburbs. Yet one or two of the performers were adequate, es pecially Sibyl Bowan, once Sybilla Bowhan of Totem-Tom-Tom fame in Rose-Marie. She is now heavier and a mimic, most of whose impersonations are recognizable. Ina Claire came back for Christmas, and Katharine Cornell lured some adventurous souls to Milwaukee for her Romeo and Juliet. The interest in the two productions centers about two young men who will be heard from. Shepard Strudwick replaced Earle Larimore in Biography. He is a tall, clean-cut, forceful boy, who, while not as technically proficient as Mr. Larimore, gave a splendid performance of the radical young editor. And our local prodigy, Orson Welles, who made an amazingly good Mercutio, stealing a large share of the in* terest from the star and Basil Rathbone, both somewhat mature for Shakespeare's immortal lovers. Autumn Crocus (Studebaker) was a Tyrolean mood, wistful and nostalgic as the fragrance of lilacs on a June breeze. All it needed was a really romantic leading man to have a theatre full of brimming eyes and dampened handkerchiefs. Francis Lederer, the engaging Swiss innkeeper of the New York company (Continued on page 73) 32 The Chicagoan Harnet Hocfor VerY essence of romance ^nates from the flowinq effort- lowing e '^ Brace of U,;„ l. Ss Srace of this beautiful young Sricer u ( '¦ whose superb figure and °VelV blond hair have floated uSh the ballet numbers of so banV revues. Miss Hoctor may ^^rently observed at the r«nd in "HOLD YOUR HORSES." ''" BY EDWARD THAYER MONROE Mary Pickf ord and Other Pictures Including the Celluloid Kind That Are Made, Not Born By William R. Weaver THERE is exactly one Mary Pickford. I do not believe there will be an other. I think it may be written, without injustice to the best of them, that not one of the later comers to cinema prominence possesses more than an in adequate allotment of the simple qualifica tions accountable for her quiet command of the very real shadow realm over which she reigns. Nor is possessing them enough. Ability to preserve them is the supreme gift. This is exclusively Mary's. Most of the youngsters not only lack it but despise it, barter it in feverish haste, if they have incurred it at birth, for a beggar's portion of counterfeit sophistication. It is not redeemable. I have been more or less constantly ex posed to studio folk for a quarter century, working with them, writing about them, witness to their good fortune and bad. I have been undespairingly hopeful, as year followed upon year, that each new wave of vigorous brawn and vibrant beauty might wash up on the shore of time an intelli gence or two equal to the seemingly stu pendous task of following the plainest example in motion pictures. I hope for bet ter results in the next quarter century. Un til now I have been able to make no ledger entries in the black. There is, as I have said, exactly one Mary Pickford. Most of the causes popularly ascribed to the all too uniform effect of screen success are superficial. Conceit takes a fixed toll. Dissipation does for about as many. Social adulation, random romance and sudden solvency wreck a greater number. But the thing that first shows in a face, tinges a manner, distorts a personality and deadens a talent, is the dawning allegiance to the phoney code of smart conduct provided for and imposed upon the guileless, gullible sub jects of their attentions by syndicate col umnists, paid press agents, picture editors of the penny prints, college professors, idle rich, congressmen, itinerant noblemen, night club waiters, visiting cousins, civic digni taries and all hands. It is no easy thing to withstand the influ ence of this ill advised, well intentioned system. Few escape its taint. Reflect for a moment upon the striking personalities which, after a brilliant initial performance, have settled abruptly into pattern. Yet Mary Pickford, in character and out, still is plainly and simply and unalterably Mary Pickford. Perhaps the explanation is mere ly that the first lady of the films is first of all a lady. I wonder if it is too revolu tionary to suggest that there is room in a great and growing profession for a few more of them. I've an idea that Easy to Love, the picture exhibited some what inconspicuously at the Chicago during the week of Mary Pickford's appearance, contains more of the sort of amusement you like than any of the other items noted on my calendar. It is delightful farce, lightly and intelligently performed by Adolphe Menjou, Edward Everett Horton, Gen evieve Tobin and Mary Astor. I liked it a good deal better than the widely discussed and by no means dissimilar Design for Liv ing, than which it is gayer, swifter, funnier, an immensely finer piece of workmanship. Of course you should see both, and if you've an evening between them it would .be well to while it away with By Candle light, a wholly charming and genuinely smart production wherein Elissa Landi, Paul Lukas and Nils Asther afford as pleasant an hour as I care to spend in any man's theatre. If you have doubted, as I have, that the last named gentleman is an actor, go and be convinced. I am inclined to believed that Sitting Pretty is the best of the month's musical comedies. For one thing, it contains the song hit of the season, Did Tou Ever See a Dream Walking?, and you haven't heard it unless you've heard Ginger Rogers sing it. The picture is all about song writers and Hollywood and it introduces the fan dance idea in films, under wraps. Roman Scandals, which I seem to recall having mentioned last month, is louder and more expensive and Eddie Cantor is in it, with out, unfortunately, a good song to sing. No complaint can be made, however, on the point of mass pulchritude; if Cantor learned to pick beauties from Ziegfeld he learned his lesson well. Marion Davies' new picture, Going Hollywood, depends a good deal upon the crooning of Bing Crosby, whom I have al ways suspected of being a good deal more than a crooner and who proves it all over the place. At least one of his song numbers is sure to haunt you and none of them are hard on the ears. The picture is bright, humorous enough, neither overscored nor incredible. Better catch it. Moulin Rouge, Constance Bennett's ad venture among the musicals, is not a thing to come downtown for on a bad night. It is opulently staged, carefully cast, expen sively outfitted in every department, but Miss Bennett plays two roles instead of the regulation one and is, consequently, twice as bad. The funniest comedy of the month — I plead guilty to missing Duc\ Soup — is Sons of the Desert, an in sanely inspired fabrication by the Messrs. Laurel and Hardy with the former reveal ing new and incredible depths of hilarious stupidity. Perhaps I'm as cuckoo as he is, but I wouldn't miss one of these fellows'1 pictures to see Chaplin do Hamlet. The second best comedy, and second by not more than a couple of giggles, is Conven* tion City, in which Edward Everett Horton, Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee and half a dozen other dependable performers give Atlantic City and people who go there a look at themselves as others like to see them. It's all very raucous, maudlin, merry and au thentic. Joe E. Brown's current hog-calling demonstration, Son of a Sailor, runs a slow third in the comedy event. Practically the entire Navy takes part in it, though, and it's pretty hard to make a battleship seem funny. Two other pictures of the period cohere in memory. In Counsellor at Law John Barrymore does his best, for at least the sec ond time, to impersonate the type of high- pressure metropolitan attorney that fiction, and I suspect fiction only, knows. In The Women in His Life, a decidedly lesser script, Otto Kruger shows Mr. Barrymore how it should be done. Both of the legal gentlemen are interesting, and both are con fronted with interesting circumstances with which to busy their tremendous talents, but Mr. Kruger's lawyer is so much the better of the two that I don't think you'd find it worthwhile to see both pictures. Cradle Song is the ,first American production featuring Doro thea Wieck, whose personality flashed around the globe in Maedchen in Uniform and is as much more striking in this picture as American photography is superior to Continental. I find it extremely difficult not to predict that this lady is destined to revolutionize the whole of picture produc tion, certainly the whole of stellar rating and ranking as practiced. I prefer not to tell you precisely why, nor much about Miss Wieck or Cradle Song. This is the one picture, if you see but one, which you should not miss at this time and which you should see without preparation or counsel. In The House on 56th Street Kay Fran cis has her first opportunity, in a long while at least, to act out, as they say, and, as they also say, she goes to town. The house, by the way, is one where gambling goes on, with nothing more sinister than an occa sional murder to ruffle the routine of rou lette and blackjack. Until now I've considered Miss Francis an extraordinarily handsome woman. It's pleasant to learn that she's an actress, in the bargain. 34 The Chicagoan (^ ry\ "% Ap( Our Mary This portrait of the first lady of the films was made by Mr. R. H. Palen- ske in her dressing room at the Chicago theatre whilst he chatted of Art and the cinema, she of her precocity in obtaining the dress worn in her playlet, "THE CHURCH MOUSE," fot two dol lars and ninety-eight cents net. Trailing the Traveler A Pictorial Presentation of the Season 's Playgrounds By Willard D. Plant VIEW OF BATH HOUSE ROW, CALLED THE MAIN STREET TO HEALTH, HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARKANSAS THE ARLINGTON HOTEL, RIGHT, COMMANDS CENTRAL AVENUE, THE MAIN STREET OF HOT SPRINGS. ARKANSAS THREE EIGHTEEN-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES ARE OPEN TO THE VISITOR VACATIONING AT HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK TWENTy-EIGHT MILES OF TRAILS, GOVERNMENT BUILT AND MAINTAINED, INVITE TO EARLY MORNING RIDING BEAUTIFUL LAKE CATHERINE, FIFTEEN MINUTES FROM HOT SPRINGS, FISHER'S PARADISE THE YEAR AROUND 36 The Chicagoan ROCK ISLAND "ORANGES AND SNOW," A STRIKING VIEW OF CALIFORNIA CHARM, A REDLANDS HOME BREAKFAST ON THE DESERT NEAR PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, IS ONE OF THE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES OF THE GREAT DESERT RESORT THE BILTMORE POOL AT PHOENIX, ARIZONA, IS A DELIGHTFULLY MOD ERN NOTE IN THE SOUTHWEST ROCK ISLAND MOUNT SHASTA'S SNOW-CAPPED PEAKS SPRINKLED WITH PINES SURVE/ CALIFORNIA'S VAST RANGE OF CLIMATIC INDUCEMENTS TO VISITORS SPORTY GOLF COURSES BLEND WITH RICH SCENERY ON THE SHORE OF CARMEL BAY SOUTHERN PACIFIC SOUTHERN PACIFIC February, 1934 37 ILLINOIS CENTRAL ILLINOIS CENTRAL TEN GOLF TOURNAMENTS OF NATIONAL INTEREST PARTICIPATED IN BY LEADING AMERICAN PLAYERS ARE FEATURES OF MIAMI, FLORIDA A VIEW OF HIALEAH PARK, WHERE .RACING IS AT ITS WINTER BEST FOR FORTY-FIVE DAYS TOURNAMENT TEN NIS IS PLAYED ON THE CLAY COURTS OF THE ROYAL POINCIANA HOTEL AT PALM BEACH, FLORIDA N-C. V ST. L. THE MIAMI BILTMORE PROVIDES AN AUTO-GIRO FOR CONVENIENCE OF FISHING ENTHUSIASTS BEACH FASHIONS DESTINED TO PREVAIL THROUGHOUT THE NATION ARE BORN IN MIAMI, FLORIDA, WHERE FASHIONABLES CONGREGATE ILLINOIS CENTRAL 38 The Chicagoan ^W/WIIQUOR CONTROL. ^WTisS^ STAY on t/ie a/^a/ine slc/e / White Rock is mildly alkaline and tends to counteract the acidity of whatever you mix it with . . . Better for you. " W H f N .'" "PU-if^SE MR HEM//\/GWAY RYE HIGH Say "when" to rye or bour' bon and then say "White Rock." Have done with sweet mixers! Keep it dry! SCOTCH HIGH Flavor and bouquetare back. White Rock bungs them out. Doesn't bury them. It is dry and thirst quenching. OLD FASHIONED A squat glass. Lump of sugar. Dash of bitters. Ice. Rye to judgment. Garnish with fruit. Level off with White Rock. those famous gin COOLERS are back! ^0 TOM COLLINS Lemon juice. Gin. Sugar. Ice. Plenty White Rock. Don't spare the bottle. GIN FIZZ Sugar. Lemon juice. Gin. Ice. Highball glass. Make it fizz with White Rock. AND ALWAYS A GLASS OF STRAIGHT WHITE ROCK AT BEDTIME AND PERHAPS ANOTHER IN THE MORNING /^^o^uZj2^^- a Nf A* the /Automobile bhows this year you will see cars with body by lisher presenting the latest and Knest attainment in upholstery style and luxurious comfort, ^ou will see this newest fabric weave made with mohair ... 1 he lowest=pile mohair velvet ever loomed. AAore closely woven. tasy to keep clean. Smoother/ cooler/ more comfortable/ with a depth or color to attract the eye/ with an even lonv>er=wearinv» character than ever belore . . . f\s always/ the public receives such advanced refinement lirst in Oeneral /Motors cars — the only cars with Body by fisher. C hi view ;it the National Automobile Show, Grand C entral Palace and at the \\ nldorl=J Astoria Hotel CADILLAC OLDSMOBIU LA SALLE PONTIAC BUICK C H EVRO L F. T PACKARD presents The Magic of Color in its Color and Fabric Salon Edgewater Beach Hotel JAN. 27th TO FEB. 3rd DAILY— 11:00 A. M TO 11:00 P. M. Here the world's foremost color scien tist will reveal his awe-inspiring exhibi tion of Color in Nature. He will show you the blindness of man to the color that is about him. He will turn dull rocks into flaming jewels; make the Alps before your eyes; and pour the Grand Canyon of the Colorado as you gasp at its beauty. Here you will learn how color affects the quality and beauty of the motor car. Here you may actually use the instruments Packard uses in making color do its will. And here you will find a colorful selection of Packard's most beautiful cars and the finest collection of motor car fabrics ever brought together. Color and fabric experts will be in attendance to counsel with you in mak ing selections to please your fancy. You may have your choice of color actually painted on a miniature car for your inspection. You are cordially invited to visit this exhibition. Admission, of course, is free. PACKARD MOTOR CAR COMPANY OF CHICAGO ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE The 1934 Packards will be on display in a wide variety of body types in the West Lounge of the EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL and at the AUTOMOBILE SHOW and at the showrooms of all Packard dealers and branches in Cook County. THE BUMPER CROP LA FAYETTE is the only new car in the Show. This Nash-built six stresses size in its debut in the lower priced field. Hardware is bright nickel, and broad cloth upholstery is used in all standard units. Styles of bodies are toward the conservative, and trimly exe cuted. Sturdiness and roominess are talking points. All in all a nice companion to Nash. AUBURN is exhibiting two lines of sixes, two of eights and the twelve. The sixes are new, All-steel body structure, controlled ventilation system, engine refine ments, including a new cooling system, and hydraulic brakes are among the features. On the eights and twelves a dual ratio rear axle. Power is supplied by a remodeled Lycoming engine. DODC3E offers an interesting contribution to this year's line-up. "Aero-streaming" they call it — streamlining and nicely done. Windshields are set at a more rakish angle, fenders pantalooned, roof curved. Floating-cushion wheels — front suspension — the pantograph type which represents true independent springing. One of the cars to look into. LA SALLE is, to us, the swell- est looking car in the Show. Four new body styles with fish-tailed rear fenders, V-shaped, sloped, narrow radiator with a new grille, tear-drop headlamps with stream lined supports and a new filleting of fenders to the radiator casing. Chassis contains unusual principles for insuring comfort in operation. And there's "knee action" too. LINCOLN is again being dis played in the grand old manner — large, conservative, beautiful. None of this new-fangled business for Lincoln. An Honest Old car. Aluminum cylinder heads, alumi num alloy p'rstons, a crankshaft with additional counterbalances and a regulator of oil temperature are featured. Bodies are a hand some tribute to craftsmanship. OLDSMOBILE has some- thing to crow about; this year's display marks its thirty-seventh anniversary. A new six and a new straight-eight of greatly improved performance and efficiency take their bows. Center-control steer ing, "knee action" wheels, a ride stabilizer and absolutely scientific weight distribution are among the new engineering features. PACKARD has added to beauty (as if they could) and driving ease (also as if they could). Having always given in tensive attention to details in con struction, the Packard people disclose many important improve ments. (Once more, as if they could — you see we've always fan cied the Packard!) Forty-one body models, thirteen types. PIERCE-ARROW contnb- utes three groups to the happiness of 1934 — two twelves and an eight. They reflect the influence of the streamline design advanced last year in the Silver Arrow model. And they range all the way from the highly streamlined S. A. to the more conventional sedans and limousines. But they all reflect the progressiveness of Pierce-Arrow. PLYMOUTH models stress ease in riding; the individual front wheel suspension adding greatly to the comfort and safety of the car. There's a lot of grace and a lot of power, and a higher per formance is given by the floating- power engine. The de luxe six, a companion car to the new six, carries all the improvements of the big baby and other features. PONTIAC is larger and faster and the eight is ready to go! Many improvements in riding com fort, control and economy have been advanced; and road shocks have been noticeably eliminated. Independent "knee action" of wheels makes for ease too. The invasion of last year's Pontiac eight into the low-price field was spectacular, now it's more so. KtO engineers have made self- shifting possible; the automatic gear change without the driver's care is still a big orchid to Reo and solves silent control. Driving safety has been enhanced by the absence of obstructive shifting mechanism; an improvement that may well be likened to balloon tires and streamlining. 1934 de signs much the same. STUDEBAKER has added a built-in trunk large enough to carry the entire wardrobe of a small family on a big tour. Streamlining carried out in all models giving more space for lug gage and motorists. Scope of design has been extended; aero expression is stressed, and the streamlining is in accord with the balance of the car. TERRAPLANE is Hudson's little brother, you know. This year they are larger and more luxuri ous and the bodies are placed on a chassis designed on the basic principles of unit-engineering which characterized the 1933 Ter- raplane. Independent front springing is optional equipment. The crankshaft is new and there's a thermostatic control of water. JK BUICK plays up "knee action" and assures "gliding ride." Rear has been rounded to tie up with aerodynamics, front axle arrange ment strengthened; automatic starting, choke and heat control. Design not altered to any great extent. Simplicity of operation and certainty of control charac terize all lines; heavier and pack ing more horsepower. CADILLAC stops the road jars with "knee action" too. The V-8s have bodies by Fisher, with Fleetwood doing the V-I2s and V-I6s. Revised design of weight distribution adds to riding com fort. Bodies are lower, wider with styling a la aviation; tear drop headlamps and air-foil fenders, heavily streamlined. Front wheel suspension eases steering. CHEVROLET comes up smil ing with a longer wheelbase, more. power, greater driving ease, and successful elimination of all those annoying little sounds. Fisher Bodies have been continued of course. Frame has been rede signed and the S. M. find— "knee action" — has been adopted. Has eighty-horsepower "Blue Streak" engine and streamlining. CHRYSLER, they say, has found balance. Oh boy! Have they! Their engineers, having studied weight distribution and airflow for five or six years, have really produced constructive revo lution in styling and frame design. Aerodynamics with a capital A. 1934 Chrysler line styles are com pletely, and sanely, divorced from anything ever done before. "¦'¦ ¦.¦ ¦**¦ ifi ¦mr ¦.¦ FORD is not in the Show of course, but it's the thirtieth anni versary of that little job. There is a comprehensive and independent display of the line, so don't miss it. Little change in body lines, but improved chassis is stressed; down draft, dual carburetion and stepped-up power and speed. The Ford Exposition of Progress de picts the evolution of the car. FRANKLIN has the only air- cooled engine in the country, but you probably know that. Main emphasis this year again on that subject. Aerodynamic styling, spring suspension and scientific weight distribution are also played up. Hoods rather go back to the early type. Supercharger device is incorporated in all engines, thus adding to sustained high speed. -IS. GRAHAM people emphasize colors, lines; go in for use of chrome and ivory which are com bined with blending hues in upholstery; contrasts are very pleasing. Supercharger built into the engine rating 135 h.p. Alumi num cylinder heads make for higher compression. Striking in simplicity of effectiveness in lines, color — Norman bel Geddes aided. ¦.¦ HUDSON embodies the "axle- flex" (don't the boys coin the words though?) method of front wheel springing. Greater smooth ness, improved crankshaft which eliminates vibration, high chrome alloy cylinder block which gives longer engine life; valves which the car owner need almost never grind — these are the highlights of the new Hudson products. ~Sw DE SOTO has utilized aero dynamic principles for smartness and riding comfort, too. Com pletely streamlined, wind resist ance has been cut — "airflow" — you know. The body design places seats between axles of car (so does Chrysler) giving a new riding ease. The cars are offered in four body styles: sedan, town sedan, brougham and coupe. HUPMOBILEhas an entirely new line of sixes and eights incor porating advanced, ultra-stream lining body features. Good old "aerodynamics" again, based on the inverted wedge principle of slip stream design. Front width is greater with a nicely planned elimination of taper toward the rear and side offsets. Head lamps built into the front end. *.* NASH has done a first rate job in design of cutting air resistance and the reduction has been ac complished without sacrifice of form. Style suggests speed all the way — long and rakish. New appointments in interiors are to be especially noted. The subtle sug gestion of swift motion conveyed by the three new series will make analytical Show-goers stop. , RAPHAEL G. WOLPP ONE OF THE NUMEROUS NEW BODY STYLES INTRODUCED BY BUICK AT THE CHICAGO SHOW THE 1934 HUDSON IS MARKED BY ADVANCED STREAMLINING LONGER WHEEL BASES AND FLOATING CUSHION WHEELS DISTINGUISH THE NEW DODGE (FELZ MOTOR SALES) THE NEW TERRAPLANE OFFERS LARGER, GAYER APPOINTMENTS THE NEW PACKARD TWELVE CONVERTIBLE COUPE WITH BODY BY DIETRICH THE STUDEBAKER COMMANDER ST. REGIS BROUGHAM MODEL THE OLDSMOBILE OBSERVES ITS THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY. THE EIGHT-CYLINDER SEDAN MODEL NEW GRAHAM LINES ARE SHOWN BY THE CONVERTIBLE COUPE THE HUPMOBILE AERODYNAMIC TYPE SEDAN, A NEW ULTRA-MODERN DESIGN FOR 1934 THE AIR-COOLED FRANKLIN FEATURES SCIENTIFIC WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION THE LAFAYETTE IS THE NEW CAR OF THE SEASON THE CADILLAC V-12 SEVEN-PASSENGER SEDAN IS SHOWN WITH BODY BY FLEETWOOD THE LA SALLE TWO-PASSENGER CONVERTIBLE COUPE, ONE OF FOUR NEW STYLES NASH OFFERS THREE NEW SERIES IN RAKISH DESIGN MM ¦.**• >*;\ '..;¦. : : : ,,¦¦¦¦ : , ¦.. • ' .. ' ','".'. PIERCE-ARROW'S 1934 SILVER ARROW COMES IN EIGHT OR TWELVE CYLINDERS AERODYNAMIC DESIGN MARKS ALL THE CHRYSLER MODELS THE NEW CHEVROLET, WITH BODY BY FISHER, FEATURES THE NEW KNEE-ACTION PRINCIPLE THE DeSOTO AIRFLOW SEDAN (NEWBERRY MOTOR SALES CO.) THE 1934 PONTIAC IS LARGER AND FASTER AND RIDING COMFORT IS EMPHASIZED THE LINCOLN TWELVE SEDAN HAS A 145-INCH WHEEL BASE THE NEW PLYMOUTH OFFERS GREATER POWER AND COMFORT THE FORD V-EIGHT IS SHOWN IN THE 5-WINDOW COUPE MODEL This Dizzy World of Sports But Let's Be Sporting About It All By Kenneth D. Fry GENIUS goes to waste in our midst. The best idea of the season was a brief forerunner to one of our most spectacular failures. Which should prove something or other. A long time after everybody has forgot' ten that Herr Max Otto Siegfred Schmel- ing, or whatever the hell his name is, did not fight Harry Krakow — King Levinsky to you — in the Chicago Stadium in 1934, some of us are going to remember that Joe Foley, former sports editor of the Journal when that sheet had the best sports page in this town, engineered the most original pub' licity idea for 1934 — come what may, or June. (It's that radio influence.) Anyhow, what I started to point out be fore I got knee deep in double negatives and such is that Joe Foley, as guiding genius of what remains of the Chicago Stadium, came up with one of those rare inspirations when he stirred up the three-cornered wrangle involving Schmeling, Levinsky and a guy named Hitler. As these lines are being laboriously writ' ten, it all seems to be of no avail, but' more of that later. With the fight business being what it is, the Stadium tried to stir up trouble between Schmeling, the German ex-champion, and Levinsky, who would say he was president of the University of Chi cago, if he thought it would get him into the papers and if he had ever heard of the University of Chicago. Well, nobody got hurt in the rush so the sports pages sud denly blossomed forth with the startling news that Hitler wouldn't let Maxie boy fight that there Kingfish, because that there Kingfish was — and is — a Jew. And how the boys went for it. Two of our enlightened journals — maybe more, I don't read them all — published signed yarns by their German correspond ents, bringing out the important fact that Max and his blonde bride had tea or something with Hitler, and that Hitler said, "Go kick hell out of that Levinsky," or words to that effect. I know the words; you sing the music. Well, it was just another great idea on its way to nowhere. Along came Joe Jacobs, the man with the cigar. Along came Lena Levy, who can spar better than her dizzy brother. Somewhere in the back ground was the ghost of Pete Reilly. They haggled over nickels, stumbled over a few dimes and wound up missing about $75,000, cut three ways. Hail Hitler — meet Joe Foley. The Stadium is still trying to do something about it, but it looks like Joe's idea was simply wasted. Too bad. The Levinsky-Schmeling childishness is simply another example of what's wrong with the fight game. The fighters? What fighters? The exception is the guy who thought up the Primo Carnera-Tommy Loughran bout for Florida in February. If Loughran wins, what? If Camera wins, more what? It's all exhaust from the en gine anyhow. I do wish I could see Can- Soneri and Taylor put on another one. Or a couple of guys like that hell-for-leather Billy Petrolic. I might just as well pick this time to work the rest of the foot ball season out of my system, just for the sake of the records on these pages. The windup of the year brought the biggest and best jolts of the year. Notre Dame's gentle ousting of Hunk Anderson brought no tugging at my heart strings, but the appointment of Elmer Lay- den to lead Notre Dame out of the woods seems to me to be about the finest gesture a university has made of late. Of course, the fundamental idea back of it all is to win games. But it just seemed to be one of those inevitable things that some day a member of the Four Horsemen would come riding back to South Bend to breathe fire down the necks of those huskies and to bring with him the spirit of Rockne that somehow no other member of a Rockne- coached team could muster. Layden was always named last in that accidental Stuhldreher-Miller-C r o wl e y-Layden four some, but more often than not he was first over an enemy goal. Furthermore, giving way to my feelings at last, I can put honesty into the words: Good luck, Notre Dame. Annie may not live here any more but they finally found Elmer. And on the other hand, there is something disquieting and big business in the hints that Harry Kipke, who could punt 'em outside in the coffin corner for anybody's money, might leave Michigan to go to Yale. There will always be trouble as long as football coaches are paid more than professors. The Chicago Bears left this community with something re sembling a champagne hangover after their 23 to 21 victory over New York for the pro championship. A number of folk who put nickels in the plate on Sunday muttered within my hearing concerning the honesty of said contest. No game could have been "fixed" to produce such thrills. Q. E. D. It was honest, and let's hear no more of that talk. And to wind up the quarrelsome end of football sometime before spring, Columbia's victory over Stanford injected new — and needed — interest into the Rose Bowl activi' ties. Fortunately only a slight California mist was evident at the time. If it ever rains out there, the Pacific ocean will be the only safe place to walk. The football coaches, in solemn conclave here, drew columns of space and did little. Out of seven rule changes suggested, the only one which strikes this corner as having merit is that which recommends that incom pleted passes into the end zone be counted merely as another down, and as a touchback only on fourth down. The ludicrous note was shoved before the public when the coaches attempted to list reasons why their jobs slide from under them. One reason had to do with coaches failing to play up to members of the sacred press. And how the columnists went for that one. Well, I would have, too, a year ago. Next? Oh, yes, there's hockey. On the morning of January 2, 1934, as I crossed the Wells Street bridge on my way to what I laughingly refer to as my work, I fully expected to see members of the sainted Black Hawks floating down the river, or up the river, or which ever way O. M. river flows. Only the night before the Hawks had lost to Toronto, 2 to 1, their first home defeat of the season. This noteworthy event was duly (or should I say "dully"?) emblazoned in large type and was calculated to reduce the commu- nity to tears, or something. I noticed later, however, that people seemed to have them selves pretty much under control, consider ing everything. As this department has mentioned ere now, the Hawks will do well if they break even this year. So far I'm a large liar. They're managing to hold the top spot, at this writing, mainly because Boston, De* troit, and the N. Y. Rangers can't get a grip on the ice. Prediction stands; apologies bundled for distribution. And incidentally where the hell do all the passes go? In talking hockey to one of the few pea* pie who understands the game hereabouts, the question of good hockey was mentioned. He said, "I've been watching hockey for several years. When a team wins, it looks good. When it loses, it looks lousy. That's all I know." The experts are (Continued on page 72) 50 The Chicagoan Gf RAL MOTORS First full showing of General Motors Silver Anniversary Cars . . Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, La Salle, Cadillac. Fisher and Fleetwood Bodies, Knee-Action Wheels, the Gliding Ride, General Motors Trucks . . Special Exhibits by Fisher — Sculptured Manikins in the latest Paris fashions, Prize-Winning Models of the Annual Napoleonic Coach Building Competi tion, Artand Color Exhibit, Optical Theatre, Fittings byTernstedt. General Motors Research Exhibits — Engine Floating on Oil Film, Talking Balancing Machine, Stroboscopic Clock. The newest Frigidaire creations . . All on display in the Stevens Hotel for one week only. A brilliant setting, gay with flowers, lights, color . . Music by Paul Ash and his Orchestra. Motif by Norman Bel Geddes. Decorations by George Wittbold STEVENS HOTEL JAN. 27th TO FEB. 3rd INCLUSIVE Open every day including Sunday, 10 a. m. till midnight ADMISSION FREE o ¦\ /^ \0 VA CHEVROLET . PONTIAC . OLDS- MOBILE . BUICK . LASALLE CADILLAC . BODY BY FISHER February, 1934 51 WESTERN CONFERENCE BASKETBALL Jan. 20 — Michigan at Chicago; Northwestern at Illinois; Ohio State at Minnesota. Jan. 24 — Chicago at Notre Dame; Jan. 22 — Ohio State at Northwestern. Jan. 26 — Ohio State at Michigan. Jan. 27 — Northwestern at Minnesota; Iowa vs. St. Ambrose at Moline; Wheaton at Chicago. Jan. 29 — Chicago at Minnesota. Jan. 30 — Iowa at Drake. Jan. 31 — Wabash at Indiana. Feb. 3 — Chicago at Marquette; Bradley at Iowa; Minnesota at Ohio State. Feb. 5 — Minnesota at Chicago; Iowa at Indiana; Wabash at Northwestern; Michigan State at Wisconsin. Feb. 6 — Bradley at Illinois; Minnesota at Notre Dame. Feb. 7 — Wabash at Purdue. Feb. 10 — Chicago at Northwestern; Indiana at Illi nois; Iowa at Purdue; Michigan at Michigan State; Wisconsin at Minnesota; Ohio State at Marquette. Feb. 12 — Iowa at Northwestern; Chicago at Illi nois; Purdue at Michigan; Ohio State at Wisconsin. peb_ |7 — Indiana at Chicago; Illinois at Wiscon sin; Purdue at Iowa; Michigan at Ohio State. peb. |9 — Illinois at Northwestern; Chicago at Ohio State; Indiana at Iowa; Wisconsin at Michigan; Purdue at Minnesota. NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Black Hawks Home Games at Chicago Stadium Jan. 21 — Montreal Maroons vs. Black Hawks. Jan. 25 — Montreal Canadiens vs. Black Hawks. Jan. 28 — Toronto vs. Black Hawks. Feb. A — Boston vs. Black Hawks. Feb. 8— Detroit vs. Black Hawks. Feb. I I — Montreal Canadiens vs. Black Hawks. Feb. 15 — Ottawa vs. Black Hawks. ' Feb. 22 — New York Americans vs. Black Hawks. FLORIDA WINTER SPORTS Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, II, 18, 25— Aquatic sports carnival, Miami. Jan. 28-Feb. I — Miami-Biltmore women's amateur golf championship. Feb. 21-25 — Miami-Biltmore National Horse Show and Rodeo. Feb. 22-25 — Miami-Biltmore women's tennis cham pionship. CALIFORNIA WINTER GOLF Jan. 20— Long Beach Open, $1,000. Jan. 21 — East vs. West Team Match, Long Beach, $1,000. Jan. 26, 27, 28— Riverside Open Golf, $2,000. Feb. I, 2, 3, A — Agua Caliente Open, $7,500. CHICAGO AMATEUR HOCKEY Games Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights; Sunday afternoons at Coliseum. SKATING Feb. 3 — Western open indoor championships at Chicago Stadium. 52 The Chicagoan AGAIN there is a better automobile . . . and AGAIN Buick is building it EMM tT'MMi W\ 111 #¦* %JT i\i m* i/lr p£ I I I f K IV C ww DUIv IV with Knee-Action Wheels A Genera! 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ONLY 534i5 ROUND TRIP THROUGH SLEEPERS f SEND FOR YOUR FREE COPY TEAR OFF AND MAIL HOST COMMITTEE 555 Chamber of Commerce Building Hot Springs, Arkansas Send your free folder on Hot Springs' Baths and low cost attractions to Name Street City and State To Read or Not Guileless Blurbs and Brand -New Books By Marjorie Kaye WHAT is a book without its blurb? And how many guileless blurbs have you found? First read the blurb and then the book. Sometime they are guileless. Then read the book and then the blurb. The book is guileless, the book is a wow . . . such I found in U Affaire Jones by Hillel Bernstein (Frederick A. Stokes). It is a dexterous satire chokefull of mirth and wisdom, skillfully Soglowed— crime de la crime (Literary Guild Selection for January) and the first novel of the American journalist. Spring lists and catalogs are heralding a year — a real booky one— of delights for the bibliophile. $jueen Elizabeth by J. E. Neale (Professor of History in the University of London) has arrived but publication date bars review at this time. Reviews of the new and an appended list of December books follow : Brazilian Adventure— Peter Fleming— C\izr\zS Scribners Sons: A delightful style, a glamorous sense of humor and honesty distinguish the work of this young Oxfordian.— M. K. The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck— Alexander Laing— Farrar G? Rinehart: Magic, murder, sorcery and so on, in infinite detail and with dreadful effect, a thriller of the first magnitude.— E. M. W. Chief Counsel— A. L. Furhman— The Macaulay Com pany: A novel about a criminal lawyer who is too good to be true. Pure hokum. — W. C. B. Glass — Howard Stephenson — Claude Kendall: The scene, with glass factory, Belgian glassblowers and surrounding evils, is painstakingly recreated by the author of this unique novel. The swift moving story is bound for cinemadom. — M. K. The Mother— Pearl S. Buc\— The John Day Company: If you are specialising in the Buck manner and did not find The Good Earth repugnant you will like The Mother. The reviewer rests. — M. K. The Puppet Show on the Potomac — Rufus, Dart II — Robert M. McBride 6? Company: All about ghosts, ghost' writers and kindred Washington phenomena, a volume of informative material not especially well written — W. R. W. Sea Level— Anne Parrish— Harper 6? Brothers: Round-the- world cruise with about one hundred and fifty guests. Bores, social climbers, Rotarians, and Elks (bores predominating) amuse and amase you with their actions in foreign ports. Just modern American pioneers. — J. McD. Skin and Bones — Thome Smith — Doubleday, Doran: Smith's funniest, and lewdest, book about a skeleton that just wouldn't stay in the closet. — D. C. P. Take the Witness!— Alfred Cohn and Joe Chisholm— Frederick A. Stokes Company: Another biography of a great criminal lawyer. Does for Earl Rogers more than The Great Mouthpiece did for Bill Fallon. An enthralling story of a colorful life and a vivid history of Los Angeles during the city's formative period. The introduction is penned with poignant emotion by Adela Rogers St. John, daughter of Rogers and Hollywood's super sob sister. Movie addicts will remember the prototype of Earl Rogers in A Free Soul, written by Mrs. St. John and played by Lionel Barrymore, Norma Shearer, Clark Gable. Ta\e the Witness must be read by lawyers, should be read by everyone. — W. C. B. Tattoo — Albert Parry — Simon 6? Schuster: A profusely illustrated psychological study. If you have ever wondered why people went in for tattoo, here is the answer. Bound to be a best seller. — J. McD. A Thatched Roof— -Beverly T^ichols — Doubleday, Doran: The tribulations and joys of making over and maintaining a bachelor establishment — a beautifully done story of an English cottage. — J. McD. The Thin Man — Dashiel Hammett — Alfred F. Knopf: This is a rollicking, rather profane narration of a murder mystery with a terrific wallop at the end. Easy to read if you don't mind realistic language. — E. S. C. 54 The Chicagoan Knee- A etion! Up and down . . up and down . . . how supple the knees in a graceful, rhythmic chorus routine! So with the "knees" of the new Pontiac Straight XEW PONTIAC @T STRAIGHT EIGHT Eight. When the front wheels meet bumps in the road the limber "knees" absorb the shocks. The car itself keeps its perfect poise . . . steers with a gentle touch . . . rides with a smoothness truly serene. Just one of the reasons wise motorists say . . . "Get a Straight Eight for your money!" f^BRUARY, 1934 55 Elizabeth Arden says Oft X settle down to a sedentary winter... Tke tendency to settle down to inactivity during tke winter is a natural one* nevertkeless, tkis inertia does all tke wrong tkings to your figure. Since outdoor sports are, for tke most part, out of tke Question, tke place to go is Elizabetk Arden's Exercise Department, wkere your figure Quickly becomes trim and slender, under tke personal direction of Miss Arden's assistants. Miss Arden's Directress of Exercise will tell you wkat you need in tke way of Ardena Baths . • . wkick literally melt away surplus pounds, and at tke same time rid you of poisons and relax every tired nerve in your kody. op Rolling ... ky a Giant Roller wkose good natured buffeting can ke concentrated on those extra curves wkick concern you most. or Corrective Exercises .. . ¦wkick will skow you tkat it is as muck fun to kick and kend, stretck and wiggle your muscles on a pink satin mat, witk one of Miss Arden s exercise girls kelping you, as it is to do outdoor sports. And in many ways so muck more effective! Is tkere a great reduction for classes, you prokakly want to know! Indeed tkere is! For an appointment witk Miss Arden 8 Directress of Exercise, please telepkone Superior 6952. • Ask about the new ardena face treatment which introduces a marvelous new salve. \0>li%aoeln ^ylraen 70 EAST WALTON PLACE • CHICAGO NEW YORK LONDON PARIS BERLIN ROME TORONTO © Elizabeth Arden, 1934 Tomorrow We Part — Gina Kaus— Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. : Here is a little novel to be read. Suave, worldly, urbane in the manner of Schnitzler and Molnar, the pages sparkle with the glamorous charm of Viennese life. Miss Kaus describes the night before a divorce as the hours unfold for the two participants. Strangely enough, her understanding of the man's psychology seems even sounder than her interpreta' tion of the woman's point of view. Recommended without reservation. — W. C. B. Work of Art — Sinclair Lewis — Doubleday, Doran: At the half, as the dockers say, Lewis is three lengths ahead of his story and running easily. It's backstair hotel stuff and im' mensely engaging. — W. R. W. Wedding Song — David Burnham — The Viking Press: Care' ful perusal of the first four chapters failed to enlighten this reviewer as to what this book is all about. It apparently is stream-of 'consciousness stuff about a brother and sister in Italy. Commended to those brighter or more patient than the under' signed.— W. C. B. Weeds of Wall Street — Arthur M. Wic\wire — New Castle Press, Inc. : If you dropped some money in the big crash and didn't follow the Senate investigation, this explanation of how much of it happened will amaze you. It will also keep you from playing the market again — that is until you think you can beat it. — E. S. C. DECEMBER Ah King — W. Somerset Maugham — Doubleday, Doran: A collection of superbly written short stories, as fine an evening's reading as should be wished for. — W. R. W. An American Colossus (The Singular Career of Alexan der Hamilton) — Ralph Edward Bailey — Lothrop, Lee 6s* Shep' ard Co.: An imposing, sagaciously compounded and vigorous treatment of the vital and sometimes hotly debated statesman's life and works. — W. R. W. archy's life of mehitabel — don marquis — doubleday, doran: Archy, the blank versifying cockroach who must write in lower case because he can't shift to caps on the Marquis typewriter, has taken down, word for word, Mehitabel's (the cat, you remember, of Archy and Mehitabel) autobiography. Mehitabel has always been our favorite light lady. — D. C. P. Authors Today and Yesterday — Stanley J. Kunitz, How ard Haycraft and W. C. Hadden— The H. W. Wilson Com pany: The companion volume to Living Authors is just the book you have been looking for. — M. K. A Book of Americans — Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benet — Farrar & Rinehart: The Benets turn out some amusing light verse about a bunch of our boys and gels — statesmen, soldiers, explorers and others — who helped make history in this, our now free, country — P. McH. Boris Godunof — Stephen Graham — Yale University Press: A sound, workmanlike effort to impart realism to a necessarily almost legendary figure and setting. — W. R. W. The Cat Had Nine Lives — Achmed Abdullah — Farrar 6? Rinehart: Wherein an author's life, casually reviewed by him' self, turns out to be a good deal more stirring than anything the author, in my memory at any rate, has ever written. No one should fail to read it. — W. R. W. The Child and His Picture Book— G. LaVerne Freeman and Ruth Sunderlin Freeman — Northwestern University Press: This significant work merits the attention of intelligent par- ents, teachers, librarians, as does also the companion volume for the child entitled The Child's First Picture Boo\. — M. K. Columbia Books — 1893-1933 — Columbia University Press: This catalogue contains a mine of information. Every book published by Columbia press is represented. Other presses please copy! — M. K. Dashenka — Karel Cape\ — Henry Holt fe? Co.: Biography of a swell little wirehair in delightful photographs, clever pen- and'ink sketches and a text that shows amazing canine (or at least terrier) understanding. Translated from the C?ek orig' inal.— D. C. P. The Dawn of Conscience — James H. Breasted — Charles Scribner's Sons: An important work of profound interest to student and general reader by one of the greatest Egyptologists of our day, Dr. Breasted, Director of University of Chicago Oriental Institute. — M. K. 56 The Chicagoan 4-DOOR SEDAN *795 117" wheelbase 80-horse power SEE IT AT THE AUTOMOBILE SHOW 4-DOOR SEDAN $1095 121" wheelbase 93-horse power ON DISPLAY LATER AT ALL DEALERS 4-DOOR SEDAN $1245 127" wheelbase 115-horse power PRICES F. O. II. FACTORY GAMBILL MOTOR COMPANY INC. HUPMOBILE DISTRIBUTOR Michigan Avenue at 21st Street Phone Calumet 5SOO or Sec your local If upmobilc Dealer February, 1934 28 DAYS 14 PORTS 270 FROM NEW YORK ...FEB. 21 Run away from Winter! Sail south to 14 fascinating ports in the lands of per petual sunshine. Spend 28 care-free days . . . in-and-about the West Indies, Bermuda, the Spanish Main, South America, and the Canal Zone. There's never a dull moment on the Trans -Atlantic favorite, Duchess of Bedford. Sun deck, talkies, comfort able lounges . . . for people who take life easy. And for those who are more active ... a salt-water pool, gym, danc ing, deck tennis, and other ship games. Leave New York Feb. 21. Return when Spring brings the sun back north again ! 14 GLAMOROUS PORTS From New York Hamilton San Juan St. Pierre Fort de France Bridgetown La Brea Port of Spain La Guaira Willemstad Cristobal Kingston Port- au-Prince Nassau New York INFORMATION, rates, dec/( plans, from E. A. Kenney, Steamship Gen- eral Agent, 71 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 111. Phone: Wabash 1904, OR YOUB OWN TRAVEL AGENT. 6u€^iuUiG^O^C Death in the Forest — 'Neville Brand — Claude Kendall : By sheer coincidence Henry Barradyne and his wife become in' volved in a serious Central American jungle uprising. A good story, with many unusual and weird characters, as well as a fascinating description of a native voodoo ceremony. — J. McD. Engines and Brass Bands — Olive Beaupre Miller — The Book House for Children (Chicago) and Doubleday, Doran: A superb recreation of a village of the 1890's with infinite attention to detail and authenticity. Ideal for reading aloud to the youngsters. — E. M. W. Icaro — Lauro de Bosis (translated from the Italian by Ruth Draper) — Oxford University Press: This prize winner (Olynv pia contest at Amsterdam in 1928) beautifully bound in blue and gold will appeal to every modern Greek. (In the Attic manner, Icaro tells us of the tragic end of idealistic Icarus. For your pleasure, the Italian text is opposite.) — M. K. The Little King — O. Soglow — Farrar 6? Rinehart: The col lection of funny artist Soglow 's bouncing, pixie'ish Little King with all the favorites that you've seen in The 7\[etv Yorker and others that haven't hitherto been published. — E. E. A. Madame Tahiti — Andre de Wissant — Decorations by Yvonne de Saint-Cyr — William Farquhar Payson: Voila — a fusion of mimosa, gardenia and spice — a vivid Tahiti, a delight' ful valley between lines — all welcome balm for weary eyes! — M. K. The Night Club Era — Stanley Wal\er — Stokes: The Pro hibition Era with all its glamor, stupidity, vulgarity, hi-de-ho and hotcha by a man-about-town who knew every phase of it. He also knows a lot of interesting people, from Ella A. Boole to Barney Gallant. — P. McH. Oil for the Lamps of China — Alice Tisdale Hobart — Bobbs-Merrill : Without doubt, one of the best books of the year.- — M. K. Peace by Revolution (An Interpretation of Mexico) — Fran\ Tannenbaum — Columbia University Press: A history of the uprising of an oppressed people. Few writers are better prepared to describe the actual causes and results of the many years of furious rebellion in Mexico than Frank Tannenbaum. Illustrated with brilliant, satirical caricatures by Miguel Covar- rubias. — J. McD. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes — Vincent Starrett — Macmillan: Collected essays by a brilliant young Chicago writer on various phases of Sherlockiana. The book, written with charm and humor, is a veritable gold mine of information concerning the most famous of fictional detectives. Recom mended enthusiastically to all Sherlock Holmes fans. — W. C. B. Rehearsal for Love — Arthur Shumway — King: Part of the general credo about the American stage is that stock actors work so hard that they have little time for anything else. Mr. Shumway gives this bromide the lie. His actors find opportunity during their weekly change of bill to indulge in considerable amorous intrigue. The book is human, spritely and teeming with amusing sidelights on the theatre. — W. C. B. Testament of Youth — Vera Britain — The Macmillan Company : An autobiography of rare merit and interest. — M. K. Vincent Van Gogh — Julius Meier -Graefe — Harcourt, Brace: A moving and vibrant book treated with the rare sim plicity and acute understanding so prevalent in all of Meier- Graefe's writings. This is the only book that has approximated in words the genius of Van Gogh in print. — E. M. Within This Present — Margaret Ayres Barnes — Hough ton-Mifflin: A crowded canvas, packed with the colorful life of Chicago during the past two decades. Just as you are sure you recognize some personal friend in one of Mrs. Barnes1 char acters, she introduces some conflicting data which makes you believe that she refers to some entirely different person. The novel is long, 600 pages, but it holds the interest and might well live as an accurate picture of some of the more genteel phases of the Town's life during very crowded hours. — W. C. B. Without Music — Dwight Fis\e — Chatham Press: Naughty, personal, sophisticated, wicked little stories such as these have spread Dwight Fiske's fame through the smart society which he teases, insults, cajoles and amuses. It's almost too bad that you can't hear his eloquent and suggestive piano as you read the stories. (And it's almost too bad that the illustrations aren't better.) —D. C. P. 58 The Chicagoan TIMES DISTILLED iHE smoother the gin — the finer the cocktail. That is why the makers of Fleischmann's Dry Gin do not stop at triple distillation but go on to a fourth distilling process, which they have found produces the ultimate in smooth ness, flavor and purity ... If you are serving cocktails, make them better cocktails with Fleischmann's — the matchless mixer in any drink requiring a dry gin. Made by the same distilling organization that has been producing this famous gin since 1870. Distilled from selected American grains . . . Fleischmann's is offered to the Ameri can public as the finest gin that modern science and human skill can produce. Ask for it by name— in the bot tle with the red and yellow label, and the pilfer-proof cap. Sole distributor: PENN-MARYLAJND CO., 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. Beisckmanns 0rt) (5m EBRUARY, 1934 MiiiiiiNiiiiiyiiiiiiMiiiiiiMiiiiiiMiiiiiiMiiiiiiMiiiiiiyiiniiyiiiiiiuiiiiiiyiiiuiy THE 1934 SILHOUETTE in SUITS 11 THE NEWS' TROTTECR WJ / 35 Exc lusive with Leschin Just * one of our ad vance Spring col lection now read/! 318 SOUTH MICHIGAN Body Building, 1934 A New Mold for the Feminine Chassis By Lillian M. Cook WE thought it was the late depression, the new reverence for bread and butter, that had put an end to diet lists and sent the exercise bugs flying back to limbo, but as usual, we were wrong, all wrong. Those lamb-chop-pineapple luncheon menus, those arm movements that sent Katie from 182 down to 146 in three months, and right back up when she decided to omit them on her Mediterranean Cruise, are items conspicuously missing from conversations of the past eighteen months, and little investigator that we are, we found out why. The town has broken into a rash of body building depart' ments, and every one is busy every minute. They were having Ardena Baths at the Elizabeth Arden Salon two days before Christmas, and at 9 in the morn of January 2 the line began to form outside the Silhouette Shop at Stevens. Such devotion to duty impressed us then, in all our ignorance, but now nevaire. Body building is a divine form of self-indulgence, beneficial, but pleasant as a chocolate-coated pill, and there fore, popular. Reducing, the word that brought these salons into being, is now almost taboo. Most patrons come in to be reproportioned, not reduced. It seems that one may weigh as much as 160 pounds and not be overweight, and as little as 91 pounds, and still need the kindly auspices of the Swedish masseuse. Also, and this was news to us, the word "building" may be taken literally, for all of these departments devote some attention to that set-jaw, clenched-fist nervous tension that makes thin girls scrawny, and to a third group of future testimonial signers who are thin enough, if not too much so, with sagging shoul' ders, perhaps an ache about the ninth vertabra, and a disinclina* tion for any form of exertion, including the swallowing of food. The body builders will give you back your joie de vivre! Essentially these treatments are based on the same theory, with different methods of achieving results. It seems that fresh blood coursing through your veins, and a skin freed of impurities by various degrees of perspiration, put you in the most receptive condition for facing your masseuse, who then attempts to do by manipulation what your Maker should have done by grace. One salon adds supervised diet and exercise to its course of treatments, the others demand nothing of you but a degree of commonsense in the matter of second helpings of banana cream pie. The MacGregor Method of Rejuvenation and Beauty at Marshall Field's is of special value to the run' down patron. The feature of this treatment is the MacGregor Cabinet, an imposing machine in which controlled red and blue lights induce utter relaxation, stimulation or a combination of the two, depending on your needs. The electrical currents are so controlled that they do not affect heart action, and even the patron with high blood pressure can safely indulge. A session in the cabinet is followed by a refreshing shower and an interval with the Swedish masseuse who gives a soothing nerve stroke massage to the weary and a vigorous all-over spanking to the adipose. Incidentally, this treatment is a per' feet pick-up for mornings after. A MacGregor Facial will give that final uplift to your spirit. It includes a cleansing liquid for the oily skin that usually accompanies excess poundage. Perhaps no one in America can do more for your face and figger than Elisabeth Arden, but in return she demands much of you. Turn to her with your troubles and she will ask, first of all, the consent of your physician, for the Arden treatments are vigorous. In addition to the pleasant laziness of the Ardena bath and the solarium cabinet, you will perform rhythmic exer cises on a pink satin mat, diet rigidly, and perhaps make the acquaintance of the reducycle. Your reward is triumph over such mortifications as a protuding tummy, sway back, round shoulders or a dowager's hump. The Vienna Youth Masque is advocated as a youthifying 60 The Chicagoan Copyright 1934 by Royal Distillers. Ltd. / % I 'f I f 1 TRADE MARK THE HOUSE OF FELLS Through the ages the house of John E. Fells & Sons, Ltd., of London, England, has maintained its reputation for fine quality in all of its products. The prod ucts of its American affiliate, Royal Distillers, Ltd., are guaranteed to be fully worthy of this enviable name. .•- * • * * * ""^i**,,. ../¦¦¦¦™ LjV&i The GIN that Connoisseurs Rate Highest • True English Type TRIPLE DISTILLED FELLS Original LONDON DRY GIN is THE DRY GIN that brings out the best in every cocktail and mixed drink in which gin is used, because it is TRULY DRY. Triple- distilled according to the famous formula of the 150-year old house of John E. Fells & Sons, Ltd., of London, England, this gin combines only the purest grain spirits procur able with the proper ingredients to bring out a rare old English bouquet and flavor. During the entire prohibition era, from July 1, 1919, until December 5, 1933, no gin bearing the label of John E. Fells & Sons, Ltd., was ever sold in the United States. Just as the name Fells has always stood for the highest quality in a product, so has it always been identified only with lawful selling practices. Look for the Green Cap Fells Original London Dry Gin is sold only with the signature of the originators on every bottle and a green cap to aid identification. Watch for announcement of a Fells recipe book of nearly 100 recommended drinks which will soon be available. Distributing and Jobbing Territory Available to Reputable Concerns. Wholesale Prices on Request FELLS Original LONDON DRY GIN A Product of ROYAL DISTILLERS, Ltd., LONDON, CHICAGO (100 W. Monroe St.), NEW YORK hit 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. February, 1934 61 AecMl- / ei8hth Outs, c*r. A PORTRAIT BY AVERY EDWIN FIELD OF MRS. HENRY COLE, THE FORMER JOY CARTER, WHO WILL RESIDE IN NEW YORK facial device to accompany Arden body treatments. It is espe- daily helpful in preventing a haggard look when many pounds are being disposed of. Arden's new Sensation Treatment also fits into such a course. It is a gory-looking potion, available only at the salon, that refines and firms the face. At the Helena Rubinstein Salon, everyone works but you. You may be steamed, rinsed, rubbed and manipulated until the blood surges through your veins, and hundreds of little muscles tingle with surprise at bdng stirred from long disuse, but never a hand will you turn. If you have acquired surplus poundage through inactivity and over indulgence, you'll enjoy this effortless method of slimming down. A jelly-like muscle tightener will dispose of your spare chins, and a Hormone treatment revitalizes a dead, flaking skin, send ing you out fit to conquer the world. Mandel Brothers1 Body Contour Shop is as smartly modern and well equipped as every other detail of this attractive beauty salon. No two of the gay little dressing rooms are decorated alike, but every one is an inspiration. The treatments here in clude the use of a light cabinet and manipulations. An indexed record is kept of every patron's weight and measurements at the time of every treatment, so that you may have a before and after check on your progress. The Silhouette Shop at Stevens, featuring the Wilson Method of Body Building, was a pioneer in this type of beauty service and its popularity has not waned. The fourfold purpose of their treatment is to rouse circulation, promote secretions, dis solve fatty tissue and to astringe an oil-clogged system. Not only does it remold your figure, but it actually brings roses to your cheeks. Turning to other topics, at the Dorothy Gray Salon they've evolved a new Anti-Chapping Treatment for face, hands and elbows that is a godsend right now. Warm oil is used for a lubricator, to offset the triple onslaught of hard water, steam heat and cold weather. Another discovery at Dorothy Gray is Miss Magna Olson, a young woman who de votes all her time to hair coloring, and not only tints, retouches and bleaches hair with great skill, but can do wonders in re claiming a head that has been ruined elsewhere by accident or experiment. For hair problems that are more than superficial, consult the Thomas Hair Specialists, who have spent years of research in perfecting their hair and scalp treatments. Thousands of men 62 The Chicagoan One needs to view modern furniture in its proper setting to have a real appreciation of its beauty and significance. The Irwin Modern House on display in Chicago at the Scholle Furniture Company affords this oppor tunity. The living-room has white walls divided off by fluted pilasters, plain tete de negre floor covering, a color which appears also in the win dow hangings, indirect lighting from fluted columns in the corners of the room, and a mirrored fireplace of unusual interest. The fabrics, colors, and woods used in the furniture contribute the modern note. swear by them and now girls, you too, may be treated for dry or oily dandruff, falling hair, partial baldness and ten other ills that hair is heir to, in their women's department. The specialists in charge of Thomas offices are known as ideologists, and can give you a correct diagnosis of your hair condition. Madame Elise, whose European training makes her an artist as well as a business woman, has a new Pep treatment that will give your hair the life and lustre it should have. It includes much soothing massage, hearty brushing, a tonic oil and a hand dry that leaves it soft and glossy. Flora McLellan, whose facial preparations, perfume and herb tea are well known in Detroit, recently opened a Chicago Salon in the Italian Court. Among the many commendable prod ucts used in her facial treatments is a tingling herbal nourishing cream. She has three grand bath accessories — a body cream with which you daub yourself from head to foot before a sous ing, a pine bath oil to soften and scent the water, and a squatty round brush for lusty cleansing. Aura Hair Fragrance is the Ogilvie Sisters" latest aid to allure. It is a lotion to be sprayed over the hair with an atom izer after it is dressed. It contains enough oil to give a soft gloss and prevent drying, but it is not, strictly speaking, a hair oil. The dining-room has walls of terra cotta with white trim; the floor is covered with deep blue linoleum, and the hangings are of blue linen with Bicdermeier pattern. Unusual woods and Egyptian details give a modern note to the side-board and server which are classic in form. The side chairs arc white, and covered in a rough textured fabric which blends with the walls, while the two host chairs are in white leather. February, 1934 Main Lounge, S. S. MARIPOSA Jftdtton Ju4tz * Oe&cutie ^LUte 230 No. Michigan Ave., RAN 8344 — Chicago 63 Hawaiian zest for living sounds the keynote on the "Lurline", "Mariposa", "Monterey" and "Malolo", mag nificent, new ships that exalt the pleasure of travel. In grand salons Hawaiian natural splendor soothes your senses from wall and tapestry. In lanai suite or single stateroom twentieth century genius outdoes itself for the traveler's com fort and happiness. + + Five days— then Hawaii. Another world in this world. Aplace to linger. Summer does the year 'round. The cost?To suit modest purses. SOUTH SEAS • NEW ZEALAND ¦ AUSTRALIA via Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji New ships— "Mariposa" and "Monterey"— to travel lanes of the Southern Cross. 15 days to New Zealand. 18 days to Australia. Low costs whisper— you can. We have remarkable brochures . . . with pictures . . . So have all travel agencies. JtepresentatLve The Irwin Showroom galleries at 608 S. Michigan Blvd. comprise the largest and most complete display of fine custom furniture in the middle west . . . Here you may spend many pleasant hours viewing furniture for the living room, bedroom and dining room created by America's foremost designing staff and fashioned by craftsmen whose skilled work is not excelled . . . Here you will acquire new and refreshing ideas in home furnish ing and beautification regardless of the type of home you own . . . And here, too, you will learn that fine furniture is not necessarily expensive furniture. Irwin Furniture, easier to acquire now than ever before, will be the admired heirlooms of future generations. Desired purchases are arranged through retail dealers. ROBERT W. IRWIN CO. 608 SOUTH MICHIGAN BOULEVARD Replenish your depleted linen closet for half the usual cost Fine percale bed sheets hemstitched and hand monosrammed $4.25 ea. Pillow cases of the same quality and monogrammed to match $1.25 ea. Fine huck towels, hemstitched linen, hand monogrammed 75c ea. Handmade nightgowns of pure dye silk, hand embroidered and monogrammed, altered if necessary $2.95 ea. This big quality sale offers persuasive price reductions in fine table linens, towels, bed linens, blankets, comforters, negligees and lingerie. All lingerie is altered and hand monogrammed without extra cost. SELLET MEYERS, INC. TROUSSEAU SHOP 503 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE Old Stuff Chicago in Retrospect By Alexis J. Colman IF you think the driver who neglects to stop and investigate personal damage his car has caused is a product of the automobile age, read these items, both from the Chicago Times-Herald of July 7, 1899: Struck by a Wagon — Matthew Ruffert of 22 Perry Street was struck by a wagon in front of his home last night and slightly injured. The driver of the wagon did not stop to learn the extent of Ruffert's injuries. Woman Run Over by a Buggy — While waiting for a car at Taylor Street and. Blue Island Avenue, Mrs. Bridget Nolan was run over by two women in a buggy. Her right leg was broken and she was taken home, 247 Halsted Street. After the accident the two women drove away and their names could not be learned. Probably some, if not all, members of the genus hit-and-run inherited their proclivities. marck Garden. Once there was a resort called the Bis- Below is the proof. The name of the secre- 1 1 dni i s in tttr iv \i) *n i» , «wfi SON • G -/^ (903 jO o^ pZ'XjL. ^^^e-^^^z-t^- ^'f^ tary, Karl Eitel, is not unknown today. Demme 6? Roessler were then managers of the Bismarck Hotel and Restaurant downtown. For the information of those who may not know, Evanston Avenue is now Broadway. An announcement that Mrs. S. M. Nick- erson was to open her art gallery for the benefit of the Kitchen Garden Association appeared in the Tribune of Sunday, Nov. 16, 1890. This must have been a treat for all who attended, for the Nickerson mansion was then rightly regarded as a verita ble palace. Fortunately, it has been preserved to this day in its pristine grandeur, with costly vari-colored marbles, Victorian fixtures, paintings, ornate and diversified interior woodwork and wainscotings, and numerous trophies of the chase. These latter, many of which have been coveted by hunters, have not been allowed to deteriorate with the passing years, for they are inspected periodically by experts of the Field Museum. The old house, at 40 East Erie Street, in recent years has housed offices of the American College of Surgeons. Speaking of big-game hunting, one is re minded of an odd accident to a doctor in 1900, not in the wilds of New Brunswick or the western mountains where he had confronted dangers and endured hardships to return unscathed, but — of all places — at the tee on the 9-hole course of the old Auburn Park Golf Club. Dr. Henry H. Mather, six feet tall and weighing 250 pounds, then a recent convert to the game, was the victim. Taking his stance, he brought his driver to the top of the swing, then sank to the ground. "My leg is broken," he said to Dr. ,E. C. Morton, who had accompanied him to the course. Sure enough, Dr. Morton found that the fibula had snapped. Snatching a brassie from a caddy bag, Dr. Morton 64 The Chicagoan broke it in two — it was long before the day of steel shafts — and used the pieces for temporary splints, a golfer's red coat for an emergency bandage, and the strap from the bag for binding, and Dr. Mather was removed to his home. Truly, anything can happen in golf! Dr. Mather and Dr. Morton now, as then, live respectively at 7847 Normal Avenue and 6801 Union Avenue. Both are still in active practice — testi mony to the longevity of medical men. There always has to be a first. The bi cycle having its picture taken with O. D. S. Gallup's class at Park Ridge in 1889 was the first safety owned in the village, and the Carpenter boys, Hubbard Foster and John Alden, were naturally proud of it. It was a Victor, with small, narrow rubber tires — not even the later "cushion" tires, to say nothing of pneumatics — with brake applied to front wheel from han dlebar, and with seat well aloft and equipped with ample springs. John, who has achieved fame as a composer, is the youth with hands on the seat; Hubbard is the chap in the light suit on the lower step. Hub and John, incidentally, also intro duced "sneakers" to Park Ridge, the rubber-soled canvas low shoes such as they're wearing in the picture. 1 ELL my Children to obey the Laws and uphold the Constitution." Where will you find these words? You'll find them on the Douglas monument, whose tall shaft those of you who are Illinois Central commuters casually notice as you go and come. Four statues — Illinois, History, Justice, Eloquence — are at the base. Stephen A. Douglas, the "Little Giant," briefly a victor over Lincoln but soon eclipsed in popu lar esteem, was but 48 when he died. Born April 23, 1813, he was four years Lincoln's junior. He died on June 3, 1861, when the Civil War was just beginning. Camp Douglas, where Confederate prisoners were kept, was in this locality. Here also was the site of the original University of Chicago. .A.LL those who attended the American Derby on June 24, 1893, will please hold up their hands. If you did see that victory of Boundless in the year of the World's February, 1934 A Gracious IVelcome 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 65 Electric Sunshine for Dreary Winter Months Safeguard family health with the beneficial rays of a Sun Lamp BRING summer sunshine in to your home this winter — sunshine with a wealth of ultra violet radiation. Electric sun shine builds up resistance to colds, rheumatism and other common winter ailments. Miller Sunlite No. 19. A powerful lamp of decorative type. Equipped with time switch. Disappearing castersmakelampeasy to move about. Arm and reflector adjust. This Miller Sunlite, No. 9, is one of the most flexi- blehealth lamps ever made. Arms adjustable to any height. A floor lamp, ta ble lamp, or low fi'ieA floorlamp.Price ^OO COMMONWEALTH EDISON Electric (flte Shops Downtown— 12 W. Adams St.— 132 So. Dearborn St. Telephone RANdolph 1200, Local 1242 4562 Broadway 423 1 W. Madison St. 852 W. 63rd St. 2618 Milwaukee Ave. 4834 So. Ashland Ave. 2950 E. 92nd St. 483 3 Irving Park Blvd. 3460 So. State St.' IIII6S0. Michigan Ave. Appliances bought on the Deferred Payment Plan slightly higher FEDERAL COUPONS GIVEN ON BEAUTIFUL TAMPA BAY HOTEL The largest fireproof hotel on Florida's West Coast . . . complete in every particular . . . sunbathing . . . every recreational feature . . . every comfort anticipated ... all to be enjoyed in an atmosphere of genuine hospitality and cordiality. Revised 1934 Rates . . . Booklet CLEMENT KENNEDY, Managing Director ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA Columbian Exposition, here's the badge you wore — or one like it. The writer found this that evening on the World's Fair grounds, evidently dropped by someone who had made a day of it, taking in both Derby and Fair. Derby Day at old Washington Park was always a gala, gay, and memorable occasion. Tallyhos, surreys, all manner of horse'drawn vehicles crowded the infield. Bright dresses with many a flounce, hats with waving plumes, bright parasols — color and life, smiles and laughter, excitement more or less suppressed — and horses, pride of the East as well as the West. The Derby was a mile and a half in those days, a good long test. Some Derbies we did see, notably that of 1901, when a 12'to4 shot, little old Robert Waddell, Bullman up, won, and won easily. We'll tell you about our experiences that day, sometime. Glad to, for Robert Waddell was our choice! Now, only apartments occupy the blocks bounded by Sixtyfirst, Cot' tage Grove, Sixty-third, and South Park. We wrote a poem in 1906 when they tore down the stands — The Passing of "Washington Par\ — which we'll give you old'timers sometime, if you want it. ^7 hen Hobart C. Chatfield'Taylor was seeking an appropriate name for the alHnclusive country club into which the Lake Forest Golf Club was to develop, on the Henry Ives Cobb estate just across the Green Bay Road, he delved into Indian lore, and found that the Iroquois word for country was onwentsia. So Onwentsia it became — original, unique, sui generis, for nearly twescore years. And by this you may know that when you see "Onwentsia Country Club" in public prints, as you have and do, a redundancy is being committed. It always has been the Onwentsia Club. "Yes," he said, "I've demolished her a great many times." The speaker was Lorado Taft. And he said it with a smile. We had recalled attending a lecture on sculpture he had given at Park Ridge in the late '80s when, starting with a plastic clay bust of the beautiful but luckless Princess de Lamballe, he had successively converted her, by skilful manipulation of the material, into many another totally different character, the better to bring out the points of his talk. Luckless the clay under Mr. Taft's deft fingers, even as the original, friend of Marie Antoinette, was ruthlessly be headed on a day in the French Revolution, her fastidiously coiffed head paraded on a pike before the queen's window. Northwestern University was not al' ways so strong relatively in football among her neighbors. In an older day, Lake Forest was a respected foe on the gridiron — and in baseball, in tennis, and on the track, too, for that OCTOBER 13th, 1894. |ake Horest vs. fforth western ADMITTANCE, 25 CENTS. ADMIT ONE matter. In 1894 — Oct. 13 is the date on the ticket — lake Forest won the football game, 24 to 6. There were wilder cats than the Wildcats in those days. I n the ballyhoo attending the James Gor don Bennett balloon event in September there was no reference to Chicago's sole previous comparable flight. We refer to the locally promoted event in 1908, when on July 4 nine big bal' loons rose from South Park Avenue and Sixtyseventh Street, the grounds of the Aeronautique Club of Chicago. Thirty thousand people, of whom 5,000 were within the club enclos' ure, intently watched the successive ascensions. There were thrills a-plenty for the crowd; peril and minor accident awaited 66 The Chicagoan some contestants, adventure was what all sought, what all had. All returned safely. The winner, the Fielding-San Antonio of the Texas city, stayed up for 23 hours and 15 minutes, landing at West Shefford, Quebec, just north of New Hampshire. Capt. H. E. Honeywell, pilot, and Dr. Frederick J. Fielding, owner, claimed an American record of 895 miles. Veteran aeronauts were among the competitors. Three balloons represented Chi cago, two the Twin Cities, and Cincinnati, San Antonio, To ronto, and France each had an entry. First prise was $3,000. Capt. A. E. Mueller, resourceful pilot, and 17-year-old George Schoeneck, of Chicago, had narrowest escape, coming down in Lake Michigan, but after sacrificing ballast and everything else save watch, barometer, and compass, and using empty water casks as buoys, Mueller got the craft up, landing intact at Benton Harbor, Mich. Charlie Leichliter, of the Record- Herald, and Capt. Martin Peterson, I.N.G., made a rough land ing with the Columbia at Clinton, Ontario, Peterson having a rib broken and both sustaining deep lacerations to head and hands when the unruly balloon dragged through trees and barbed-wire fences before farmers finally^ tethered it. Charles A. Coey and George L. Bumbaugh, in the balloon Chicago, largest of the nine, rose as high as 12,000 feet over Lake Huron. But for a small defect in the bag, Coey said, they could have remained aloft four days. They came down at Atwood, On tario. J. L. Case and C. H. Perrigo, in the Illinois, reported having been up more than 15,000 feet when they came to rest in the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario, where they were rescued by men in a pleasure craft. This balloon was second in the contest. An individual triumph for Coach Stagg" was the comment of Harold L. Ickes— you've heard of him? — in his Monday morning review in the Record after the football game of Oct. 14, 1899, in which Chicago defeated Cornell 17 to 6. The Maroons had been pretty badly bunged up in the previous days, and Stagg had to shift the entire team, perfect old plays, and develop new ones. Captain Kennedy was among the injured, and a new back field had to be created for the Cornell battle. The "Old Man" met the issue, the team played with dash and fierceness, and Percy Haughton, coach of Cor nell, and who had been on Harvard's great 1898 team, said Chicago's offense was "the finest he'd ever seen." Henry, Wellington, Hamill, and Slaker made up the back field, and "Chicago was almost irresistible when it had the ball," again to quote "H. L. I.," as he signed himself. They played 30- minute halves, the Maroons held the invaders for downs on the 10-yard line in the first half, and in the second, Cornell, always on the defensive, could get no nearer than Chicago's 3 5 -yard line. Fred Hayner refereed; Bob Wrenn was umpire. Two weeks later, Cornell defeated Princeton, 5 to 0. On Nov. 30, Thanksgiving Day, Stagg's men defeated Brown, also by 1 7 to 6. Among Fine Musical Instruments There is Nothing to Compare with i WHITE COMES INTO ITS OWN FOR INTERIOR COLOR AS SHOWN IN MANDEL BROTHERS' M LITTLE HOUSE'" 'REATED for those discriminating persons who de mand the finer things and take pride in possession of the unusual. Capehart brings to your home the music of the finest artists and will reproduce whole operas and symphonies automatically and in proper order. There's radio, too, at its best, in this luxurious instrument. Hear the Capehart at Lyon & Healy's Equitable Allowance for Tour Present Instrument Lyon & Healy Wabash Avenue at Jackson Boulevard OAK PARK EVANSTON / J%iL%£ hi 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. KMSM At Pearson Street, East of the Blvd. February, 1934 67 Coiffure Created by Arnold Fax Is Your Coiffure A 1934 Model? Designed and built at Mandel's Beauty Shops, the smartness of its streamlines assure you of elegance and grace ! With this coiffure, you'll feel — and look — stepped up 100%. Shampoo and Coiffure $1.50 Solo Haircut 1.00 Manicure 50 For Appointments Call State 1500 — Local 660 Mandel's Beauty Shops — Fifth Floor — Wabash MANDEL BROTHERS • iter* of youth « • ttoro of faihion « « »tor« of mod»rat> prict* Copyrighted Beautiful furnishings and lovely appointments con tribute their charm to the tea-hour. Arrangement by Watson & Boaler, Inc. Background for Tea The Charm of Tea Time Is Partly in the Eye By Kathryn E. Ritchie ONE'S house at tea time has an especial graciousness of air. On large occasions it may be formal, dignified, impres sive, but at tea time it is warm, inviting, friendly. An open fire, and a little tea-table with its snowy covering and bowl of flowers, its gleaming silverware, fragile china, and per haps a single lighted candle, creates in any room an atmosphere of intimacy and easy informality where friends and guests feel drawn to linger for a while. Tea time belongs most properly to winter, to crackling fires and candle light, and to that quiet hour of beauty between day light and darkness when Time seems to hesitate and linger as if loath to slip into the night. But there also comes a time in spring, when the casements are thrown wide to all the sights and sounds and fragrancies of Nature. Tea time then acquires new charm afforded by a view of nodding lilacs and a shadowy lawn. And in the fall, the flaming foliage upon the hills pro vides an outlook of infinite delight. Tea time demands some sort of background. In tall apartment buildings, there is always beauty in a sunset viewed across a sea of roofs where an occasional church spire stands picked out against the horizon and long plumes of smoke curl lazily skyward. Or if there is no view afforded from one's 20 North Michioan Avenue RANDOLPH S700 41 South Wabash Avenue for all »Kop« A delightful tea-time grouping in the apartment of W. E. McFarlane showing a fine old pine mantel with a portrait by Paul Trebilcock. Window hangings and sofa are in copper color while the chaise is covered in green wool damask. Anne Forester, Inc., decorator. 68 The Chicagoan In a room which has no fireplace, a lovely screen forms an effective background. Arrangement by Miss Sheen, Inc. windows, a lovely silver screen, perhaps, or one in gay colors to harmonize with other furnishings, makes an effective back ground. The tea-table blends picturesquely into any of these settings, and the little ceremony attendant upon the serving of a cup of tea becomes one of life's most graceful gestures. But the charm of tea time is only partly in the eye. A cup of tea properly brewed is a veritable chalice of ambrosia. In finite delight is to be obtained from gating into its amber depths, and sniffing at its fragrance. There are those who think a drop or two of rum improves the flavor of their tea; others like a taste of orange, a little lemon, a mint leaf or a clove. These are all delightful flavorings. And there is an endless variety of teas to choose from — the delicately scented Jessamine tea, the more pungent Orange-Pekoe, and other teas with curious names, such as Dragon's Whiskers and the like. One may please her fancy and her taste. All have in common a gently stimulating effect under which barriers are somehow strangely broken down, and spirits ex pand and bloom. One thinks there may perhaps be truth in the ancient Chinese legend which ascribes this strange effect of tea to the failure of a certain little pagan worshipper to remain awake all night in prayer before the shrine of his god. This so angered the all-powerful being that he commanded the little Chinaman to cut off his eyelids, which, falling to the ground, took root and grew, and from them sprang the teaplant whose leaves when brewed form this fragrant potion which ever since has prevented those who drink it from falling fast asleep. It is at any rate a pretty legend. In our house, tea time is the golden moment of the day. Its small activities have become a kind of sacred rite. Sometimes we have tea alone — Curfew and I together. Curfew seldom misses. The slightest rattle of a tea-cup seems to burst upon Cedar fogs of a rich amber shade, gay Indian colors, the rough stone fireplace and interesting furnishings create a charming setting for the tea-table in the Lewis Barker cabin in Palos Park. Anne Forester, Inc., decorator. What a room for your next party! ORIENTAL BALLROOM DISTINCTIVE • UNIQUE In all Chicago there's no other private ballroom like this! A glorious big ballroom of unique charm that will give your dinner, dinner-dance, wedding or luncheon true distinction and character. Lighting effects that provide a blaze of rainbow colors — or the softest lighting. A marvelous spring -constructed dance floor with a center panel of glass. Illuminated by 2,000 subdued electric lights. And a perfect amplifying system that carries the softest music, all its sweetness, to every corner of the room; where a small orchestra has the power of a large one. Come in and see it before you plan your party— the ideal ballroom to help put your party "over"— to win the enthusiasm of every guest! HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER WALTON PLACE • JUST EAST OF MICHIGAN BOULEVARD SERVICE... &i s'lrok/v For a connoisseur WmSr^i 1»W The Chicago Import Co. th^Tt^^Sf^ ls exclusive representative £&%/ ]/) "for the following choice 'mm Jtlf wines and liquors — Christopher & Co. Ltd. — London, Ports — Sherries — Madeiras Ross Bros. — Leeds, Eng. Ross No. 1 Scotch Argentine Wines Lagrima Christ? — Moscato Medoc — Malaga — Semillon Eng. CHICAGO IMPORT CO. 61 EAST LAKE ST., CHICAGO CEN. 8282 February, 1934 BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THIS YEAR! New — young — ever increasing beauty! To achieve it, come to Helena Rubinstein. Relax in the serene atmos phere of her exquisitely appointed Salon. Feel your skin take on new life and glory. Watch your contours resculp- tured in the mold of youth! 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Ji *f% ~. „_| dressed" \ M *»- wherever \ ' she goes 0 f ^m' Hanna's she tive: A per- the "tout lausible ward- :ostumes that little. Why? Because achieves her sho feet blend of ensemble." The robe of wearable appear expensive at N. A. oping objec clothes in result is a p , packable < — but cost Many advantageous values in our continued clearance sale. 11. a. hanna SPANISH COURT WILMETTE 70 his slumbers as a ship's bells do at sea upon the dreams of a sleepy mate, and he appears in the doorway looking dazedly about. Then with the long slow movements of a tragedian, and a sweep of his magnificent black tail, he strides across the room to the hearth where he sits blinking at the fire, burnish' ing up his fur, or performing the more difficult feat of washing behind his ears. Having made himself presentable, he then comes rubbing up against our shins, purring and using all his blandishments to obtain so small a thing as a cookie crumb, or a bit of buttered scone. Usually, however, we have a guest or two to tea, which makes the occasion cheerier. We then take down the ancestral silver tea-pot from its place on the old Welsh dresser. We have never known the history of the tea-pot, but since earliest childhood, it has always had enormous value in our eyes. It is a lovely thing, the handiwork of some ancient silversmith, beautifully and exquisitely designed, and as it catches and re fleets the firelight, standing there among the tea things, it seems to acquire a sort of bloom which seldom fails to call forth expressions of delight. Curfew hides when guests appear; two great eyes shining out from beneath the sofa show where he has retreated. Sociability meets with no response from him — he prefers a certain solitude. For us, however, tea time, always a moment of delightful in terlude, is one of the amenities of life which is only made more charming by the exchange of little social pleasantries and friendly converse over the tea-cups. [the decorators whose works are represekted in illustrations op this article are members op the american institute of decoratorsj Contract Bridge Opening Your Partner's Suit By E. M. Lagron (Begin on page 24) of the partner's suit, the opening leader should lead the top card, unless the top card should prove to be an honor. In the event the highest card of the partner's suit is an honor, then the honor should be underled. This may sound like heresy to a great many ,''dyed-in-the-woo^, players, who for the past year have religiously opened the top of their partner's suit with a short holding in the suit, even though the top were an honor. Let's assume that your partner has bid Spades, and you hold the Q 2 of Spades. Your partner's original bid of One Spade was overcalled by your right hand opponent who bid No Trump, and the contract is being played at No Trump, and you are charged with the responsibilty of making the opening lead. You hold in your hand the Q 2 of Spades, which is the suit your partner has bid. The inexperienced player will lay down the Q of Spades, whereas the advanced student will play the 2 of Spades. It is almost a foregone conclusion that the declarer holds a tenace combination in Spades, and very likely it is the K J x. The declarer feels secure in his contract — Three No Trump — in that he has mentally placed both the Ace and Queen of Spades in your partner's hand. If such is the case, he would then have two very definite Spade stops, which may be all that he needs in order to time the hand in such a manner as to enable him to take his nine tricks. If you lead the Q of Spades, you do not interfere with the declarer's campaign. He simply allows it to come into his K J combination, and he has the situation well in hand by still maintaining a Spade stop; whereas if you underlead the Queen and your partner wins the first Spade trick with the Ace and immediately lays down a Spade, things are going to be very different. The declarer will chuckle gleefully and with all security play the Jack, assuming that your partner is leading away from the Queen. Your Queen will then capture the Jack and the declarer's position will be fraught with danger and his contract greatly jeopardised. Your partner holding picture cards to justify his original bid will be able to clear the Spade suit before all of his entry cards are exhausted. The Chicagoan «0I> HENRY FUERMANN A Chicago decorator, Mrs. Ralph Small, A. I. D., received first honors for her exhibit in the traveling show of photographs sent out by the American Institute of Interior Decorators. In a contest sponsored by the "New York Sun" Mrs. Small received the largest number of votes and a silver trophy for her photograph of the Georgian living room in the Robert Carr home at Lake Forest. Swine Before Pearls A Regime Comes to Inglorious End By Ruth G. Bergman (Begin on page 23) invariably old fashioned, but two years ago when the house was occupied, this retention of the early fittings would have appeared charming to the very persons who now exclaimed about the queer, dated elevator and the bathrooms with their original fixtures. Against the brocade hung walls of the drawing room were tacked antique lace coverlets of perfect workmanship — with typewritten descriptions attached. In glass topped tables were odds and ends, a small clock, opera glasses, a mirror, an inkstand, lot 149, lot 156. A large sec tion of the carved oak walls of the dining room (lot 578) was hidden behind a case containing enough china and glassware to stock a store. The reception room and the Empire room alone presented what might have been mistaken for a completely nor mal appearance except for the little numbered tag on every ob ject, including, in both cases, the carved mahogany paneling. The impersonal quality of these rooms, and the fact that in the past they had welcomed hundreds of strangers, made the pres ence of the paying guests seem tolerable if not wholly natural, but their avid interest in the upper floors was more than a lit tle ghoulish, particularly when someone peered into the draw ers of Mrs. McCormick's dressing table and another felt of the mattress on her canopied bed to ascertain its softness. Naturally, many persons lingered in Mrs. McCormick's per sonal suite on the second floor. She had already become some thing of a myth, and each visitor seemed to have come abund antly equipped with hearsay knowledge of her habits and personality and the desire to corroborate this by the evidence of her surroundings. She was, too, a queen, and the queen of a democracy is both the object of admiration by those who need idols and the object of contemptuous envy by those who seek compensation for their inferior social position in the magnitude of their concept of their own superiority in other ways. "That woman may have more money," is a characteristic attitude, "but I'm a better housekeeper." To that is added the American psychology of "there, but by the grace of God or the machina tions of the devil, go I," with its corollary that "if the devil hadn't prevented me from going there, I could have graced the position far better than the present incumbent." Therefore the self-aggrandizing criticism of a worn rug in the McCormick es- A.N Ideal residential hotel is much more than just a modern hotel. It is in every sense your home . . . with out the cares and routine, hotels Windermere have this distinction. 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Among pieces of real beauty and value were such use less trifles as accumulate in any household, napkin rings, of all things!, a silver pin cushion, silver topped powder jars, a tea strainer, the kind of thing you always expect to give away and don't, the kind of thing that sentiment has beautified in the eyes of the owner, junk, but more real than the Louis XVI carved fauteuils and the inlaid desks and tables. Although some of the furnishings were recent purchases, they were neither American nor modern. Almost the only objects that represented the United States and the twentieth century were a number of electric fans and a washing machine. Even the radio hid in an anachronistic carved oak cabinet and the bedside cradle-type telephone was the kind used in European hotels twenty years ago. Easy to see in this house a fallen dynasty. Inevitable that one should invest the scene with per haps undue significance as a manifestation of a changing social order. The guests who came in through the great front door, like proud social lions, went out, weary and thoughtful, by the carriage entrance and walked slowly down the driveway to the street. Let's Be Sporting About This Dizzy World of Sports By Kenneth D. Fry (Begin on page 50) thereby confounded, as they should be. Nothing like throwing confusion into the ranks. The White Sox and Cubs have released rosters and are sign ing players. The Sox list 37 alleged major leaguers; the Cubs merely mention twenty-five. On paper the Cubs look potent, and the Giants will have to move fast to get by them. Klein, Stephenson, Herman and Cuyler can do my outfielding any day. English, Camilli, Her man and Jurges can play on my infield, *with Grimm managing. Gabby can catch and Warneke and Tinning are fair country' pitchers. A few aged rookies like Bush, Root and Malone can fill in — to the extent of about fifty victories. The Sox list sounds like a new deal experiment — 60c on the dollar. Some guys mentioned looked as intelligible spelled backwards. Anyhow, it won't be long — Casual Comments on Current Condi tions: Mr. Roosevelt missed an important point in his message to Congress when he failed to mention that both leagues will use the same baseball this year. . . . Lacrosse is doing well in Chicago. Folks here don't have to understand a game — if it's rough enough. . . . Minnesota ruined Iowa's great football record. . . . Minnesota stepped in and dumped Iowa's great basketball team. . . . George Herman Ruth signs for thirtyfive grand the day the President asks for the 60c dollar. . . . What a cut. . . . Shed no tears for Connie Mack. ... He broke up his team and got more money than he paid for his players many years ago. . . . Bankers can't do that nowadays. . . . Dempsey plans to make Baer champion in 1934. . . . On a dance floor or in a movie?. . . . How about some fighting?. . . . Some body's always going to do something about it, but the moguls signed Landis for seven more years. . . . Nobody knows the combination. . . . And laugh off a few of these: The best fight writer in town isn't writing fights. . . . The best college sports scribe isn't working on a paper. . . . Neither is the most entertaining baseball writer. . . . And neither is the best sports editor. . . . (Don't be silly. . . . See paragraph two.) 72 The Chicagoan Music of the Month Opera, Symphony and Chamber By Karleton Hackett (Begin on page 31) directed with sympathy and understanding by Karl Krueger. It is rather in the oratorio than in the operatic mood but loses nothing because of that. Much obliged for this opportunity. Strawinsky's Pulcinella was not so successful. Clever enough, in fact too much so, Strawinsky's cheek being so evidently swollen by the pressure of his tongue. Still glad to have heard it since thereby one more question mark has been removed from bothering. (constant source of amazement to note the new symphonic records issued by the Victor Company. Symphonies and chamber music in constant and even growing number are listed. More power to them. And it must mean that there is a genuine demand from the public or they would not do it. The public may not be so stupid after all. Post Alcoholidays Reflections on the Theatre's Repeal By William C. Boyden (Begin on page 32) was from all reports just that. Rollo Pe ters was just not that. However, Madge Kennedy was super- appealing as the bespectacled English school-marm. And Ellen Lowe played her acidulous friend with an assured comedy touch. On the whole, the audiences for the six nights here received full value. vJn the heels of the brief run of Autumn Crocus the same impresarios brought into the Studebaker Leslie Howard's comedy, Murray Hill. Taking a leaf out of the book of Hollywood, the sapient producers have rechristened Mr. How ard's brain-child with a more provocative title, Elizabeth Sleeps Out. It is not a particularly happy emendation. The play is a frothy triviality which could well use actors as suave and ex perienced as its author. And even with a somewhat mediocre cast it garners enough laughs to give it a chance for a good cut-rate run. Easily the best performance is given by a Chi cago girl, Margaret Fitch, last seen here as Eliza in DeWolf Hopper's Uncle Tom's Cabin. Miss Fitch plays with nice re straint and easy comedy touch a fainting virgin, a type obsolete except on Murray Hill. As a young millionaire, who in the guise of a mortician crashes a Victorian household, Philip Dakin gives a pleasant performance. A good deal of egregious over acting may be noted in the work of some of the other members of the cast. 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Famous solarium Restaurant on Twenty-first floor, or service of meals to your apartment if you desire. ROOF PROMENADE AND SUN PORCH. FROM $75 per month H. H. Dunbar, Mgr., Whitehall 6040 COLLEGE LOST AND THE STAGE GAINED WHEN JERRY LUGER, HERE NOW IN "HOLD YOUR HORSES," HERE LAST YEAR IN "OF THEE I SING," GAVE UP THE BOOKS FOR THE BOARDS. Traveling at Night There Have Been Some Openings for Us By Patrick McHugh NIGHT club openings, new floor shows, celebrity nights and just this and that have been coming too fast for us. The Holidays (remember them?) didn't help much either. And then Hold Tour Horses came to Town and we always were a sucker for showgirls. Of course the worst of it all is the closing and sorry-we-cannot-serve-you-liquor curfews that our august mayor and our doltish City Fathers (did you ever see an alderman wal\ingl) have forced down our throats. But elections come and elections go and so do city papas, to say nothing of mayors. (Volta Maid in the 5th at Tropical!) The new Midwinter Revue at the Palmer House's Empire Room (awkward to say, but not difficult to type) follows the custom of that delightful supper room's suave, smoothly flowing, sophisticated floorshow presentations. Ramon and Rosita head the show with their Valse Moderne, and Carioca. Lowe, Burnoff and Wensley have been held over from the last show — a comedy-adagio trio with a lot of funny stuff on the old ball. Gale Page, a nice little girl with a pleasant contralto sings; it's her first big-time work, and after joining the Empire Room show she was immediately snapped by the NBC boys who wouldn't give her an audition when she first came to Town. And the Abbott International Dancers, in new routines, new costumes, continue to captivate the guests. Stanley Morner, too, sings his romantic ballads. Well, try to find a better show any place. "'.'.".''..' '' ,'f' ".'¦ Frankie masters, handsome and young expert band maestro, is comfortably installed with his orch. in the College; Inn of 'the Sherman. He has always been one of the Town's favorites, and his music has always had that definite lilting quality-that inspires dancing. The swing of the Masters music has a foundation built on several years of exclusive dance engagements, while the showmanship for which the young band leader is famous was built up principally on local stages. Frankie does a lot of singing himself, and his drummer'vocal' ist, Paul McKnight, sings too; he's one of the arrangers "with the band. The other specialty entertainers are George Fools who divides his talent among six instruments; Harold Wright, 74 The Chicagoan FRANKIE MASTERS, LONG A FAVORITE OF THE TOWN, IS BACK FROM TOO LONG A TOUR AND IS NOW PLAYING AT COLLEGE INN. pianist; Carl Bean, second sax, and Dick Kessinger, bass player. The boys in the band, too, have several tricky glee-club numbers. In the Masters floorshow will be torch-singing Edith Grif fith, attractive and decorative songster who has a sob in her voice and presents old and new heart-renders. It's obvious that the Town's night lifeing needs a celebrity night. Look at the way Bernie used to get 'em out at the Inn. Now, at Oriental Gardens, Danny Russo has started a weekly Wednesday night Radio Party and Celeb Eve. Eddie and Fannie Cavanaugh act as hosts with Eddie doing the emmceeing (there are fourteen ways of writing that) . The first of these parties was a large success. Stage and radio celebs took their bows and did numbers. Local press gents, including Charlie (Moe) Riley, Yank (Moe) Taylor, Charlie (Moe) Gilchrist, Hal (Moe) Totten and Patrick (Moe) McHugh sat around and gorged themselves. Little Jackie Heller was there; he's joining Ben Bernie on the Coast soon to help him make The Great Magoo, the film version of the Ben Hecht- Gene Fowler (or was it Charlie MacArthur?) play. The Morin Sisters, Frankie Masters, Henry Busse, Jerry Sullivan, Lillian Gordoni, Patricia Ann Manners and others gathered to make Danny's first celeb night in many years a big evening. After some twenty years as an exclusive, private dancing and supper club, the Opera Club and Ciro's recently reopened its doors to the public. The old Parisian street setting has been torn out, and a bright, carpeted room done in coral and ivory has taken its place. The ceiling is sheathed with pleated pink satin; the walls are gay with pink and white clowns playing trombones and fiddles. The lounges and bars are well equipped with furnishings moderne. Tom Gentry and his fourteen Ambassadors, formerly of the Blackstone Hotel, ' provide plenty of buoyant dance music — rhythmic, bright, brisk. Jose Rivas and his tango-rumba band THE YACHT CLUB BOYS— ADLER, KELLY, KERN AND MANN (WE HOPE IN THAT ORDER) —WHO ARE BACK AT COMMO DORE FRITZEL'S CHEZ PAREE. THE RETURN TO GOOD CLOTHES For many a man this year the return to prosperity will be due to his return to good clothes. Fortune promises to be less fickle in 1934. But you can't expand a 1933 ego into a 1934 success if it's cramped by a conscious ness of ill-fitting attire. -{- -f- + A Rosenquist suit is a paying investment in essential self confidence. The business suit is now $125 Samples on request -f- L E O NAR D ROSEXQUIST Clothes for particular men — made uncommonly well 3fO SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE — The telephone number is Wabash 8674 — RELAXATION IN NEW YORK? Relaxation in tense, hurry-up Manhattan. A calm, restful atmosphere . . . over-sized rooms that encourage sleep . . . thoughtful service that makes the guest/eeZ like a guest. These rarities explain the growing popularity of the Hotel St. Regis with distinguished out-of-towners. Single rooms, $4, $5, $6. Double rooms, $7, $8. Parlor, bedroom and bath, $10 to $20. FIFTH AV «. HOTEL ST. REGIS N EW YORK February, 1934 Distinctive CANOPIES Fine canopy work demands excellence in both materials and workmanship. Even more insistently, it calls for correct ness of design — for sound artistic sense in planning and execution. The experience and reputa tion of Carpenter in fine canvas work is your best as surance of complete satis faction. Rental canopies avail able for weddings and special occasions. Ask for folder on "Fine Canopies.'* EST. 1840 GEOB&KFElfiER*Ga. Craftsmen in Canvas 440 NORTH WELLS STREET Chicago SUPerior 9700 millie b. oppenheimer, inc. has the answer for everything that is new and smart in wearing apparel. ambassador west 1300 north state alternate. Pierce and Harris, dance team, Lawrence Salerno, popular radio singer, and Edwina Marchon, exotic interpretive dancer, headline the floorshow. The Yacht Club Boys— Adler, Kelly, Kern and Mann — have landed (we'd might as well fall in line with the rest of the hungry nightclub editors) at Chez Paree. Mike Fritzel and Joey Jacobsen know what the Town likes. The cool Vincent Lopez and his truly metropolitan orchestra are still around, and Harry Richman has left. Gomez and Winona, one of the better dance teams of this country which is some times laughingly called the United States, do their dances — and beautiful they are to the tired old eyes of this tired old gentle man. Chez Paree (the article should not be used, if we re member our French — though, of course maybe we didn't get to class the day the word chez something was taken up) always has a sophisticated floorshow though and there's no reason to suppose that it'll ever have anything else. Otto SINGER'S Rainbo Garden in that part of Town that's called Uptown is now going full blast. Jules and Josie Walton do some very neat dancing; Wynne Wayne sings rhythm songs and Jules Stein and his orch. play. Ted Weems is going to be in the Bismarck's Walnut Room for a spell longer. Myrio and Desha are there now; a dancing team that works like so many fleecy clouds, summer zephyrs, feathers floating on a silver stream (get poetic, pal, get poetic!). They are a beautiful pair of dancers and their Walnut Room performances feature a waltz, a tango and Desha's own crea- tion, Champagne Bubble Dance. Ted Weems and his orches tra provide the music. Hal Kemp and his orchestra still draw the crowds to the Blackhawk. The Kemp outfit, with vocal refrains by Skinny Ennis, is one of the most popular recording orchestras — leads disc sales for Brunswick every few releases. Al handler and his Request Orchestra are at Via Lago now — where there's a glass floor. Ask them to play any number for you — old, new, middle-aged — and they'll produce immediately without any fussing around. Pierre Nuyttens, who is in charge of The Drake's Gold Coast Room entertainment, is planning big things. Clyde McCoy and his band have been replaced by Earl Burnett and his group. Don Carlos and his marimba band are at the Morrison's Ter race Garden and there's the usual excellent Terrace Garden floorshow. . . . Joe Lewis is still at the Club Royale with Fritz Miller's band. . . . Art Kahn and his musicians are at the La Salle. . . . Carroll Dickerson and his great Harlem orch. and an all-colored revue are presented by Ed Fox at Grand Ter race. . . . Jack Page's dance band play at Teddy Majerus' L'Aiglon; with songs and accordion music by Ann Anderson. . . . Carlos Molina and his tango-rumba band and Robert Royce are still extremely popular in the Congress Hotel's Pompeian Grill and Joseph Urban Room. Charlie Crafts and his boys and Sally Sweet are at Moulin Rouge. TED WEEMS, OLD FAVORITE OF THE TOWN, WHO LEADS HIS OR CHESTRA IN THE WALNUT ROOM OF THE BISMARCK HOTEL you fentertain — f Entertain Successfully Not the cost but the distinction of your party wins approval. 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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 fa mous Merry-Go-Round Bar in the Pompeian Grill. MORRISON HOTEL— 70 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. Several dining rooms and the traditionally superb Morrison kitchen. 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 th« 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. 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