May, 1934 *IL Price 25 cents CWCAGOAN THE NEW FAIR An Article by Milton S. Mayer Photographs by A. George Miller ACENTURY OF A PROGRESS '// BE IT KNOWN that the officials OF A CENTURY OF PROGRESS PRESENT TO ////////my/;/ THIS TESTIMONIAL OF HEARTY THANKS AND SINCERE AP PRECIATION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SUCCESS OF THE EXPOSITION PRESIDENT 19 3 3 The Chicagoan is Prepared to Write More History A Century of Progress International Exposition opens its gates upon World's Fair, May 26, the June issue of THE CHICAGOAN will be one day old upon the newsstands — vivid and vital as the Fair itself. Don't go to the Fair without it. The June issue of THE CHICAGOAN will feature Milton S. Mayer and A. George Miller in another brilliant chapter of their World's Fair History. As in 1 933, Mr. Mayer will supply exclusive background information and direct guid ance for visitors. As in 1 933, too, Mr. Miller will portray in flawless photography his advance explorations of the grounds. Inspect the works of both men in this number. THE CHICAGOAN introduced the Mayer-Miller series of World's Fair articles in its November, 1 932, issue — six months in advance of opening date. Long before the Fair closed its gates a year later the reserve supply of copies containing the twelve consecutive monthly articles comprising the first series was exhausted. Hundreds of orders went unfilled. The April, 1 934, issue, resuming the series, is sold out. THE CHICAGOAN believes that A Century of Progress will attract a larger attendance this year than last. In creased demand for copies of THE CHICAGOAN containing the Mayer-Miller features already supports this con viction. That is why we say — Subscribe for THE CHICAGOAN now. THE CHICAGOAN will be on sale at all principal newsstands outside and inside of the Fair Grounds. Bulk orders will be accepted up to the I Oth of the month preceding publication. But take no chances. 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LINENS • SECOND FLOOR MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY H May, 1934 3 Contents for MAY THE WORLD'S FAIR POSTER, by Sandor 1 A CALENDAR OF CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT 6 EDITORIAL COMMENT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 11 CHICAGOANA, conducted by Donald Campbell Plant 13 THE NEW FAIR, by Milton S. Mayer 19 RUFUS C. DAWES, by Ben Schafer 20 FAIR GROUNDS PHOTOMONTAGE, by A. George Miller.. 21 FIVE TO FIVE AND AFTER, by William C. Boyden 23 IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS, by Kenneth D. Fry 27 CINEMA MILLENNIUM, by William R. Weaver 28 THE RECOVERY MUSICAL, by Karleton Hackett 29 POST-EASTER THEATRE, by William C. Boyden 30 POLO PARADE, by Jack McDonald 31 THE MANOR MANNER, by Kathryn E. Ritchie 33 HOME ON THE RANGE, by Willard D. Plant 35 TO READ OR NOT, by Marjorie Kaye 44 OLD STUFF, by Alexis J. Colman 47 LET'S ASK HIM, by Rogan Campbell 53 WORLD'S FAIR HOSTS, by R. C. Thompson 57 MUSIC AND LIGHTS, by Patrick McHugh 65 SANDOR VOLUNTEERS A MODERN ESCUTCHEON FOR THE DISTINGUISHED ARCHITECT, FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ? THE CHICAGOAN— William R. Weaver, Editor; E. S. Clifford, General Manager — is published monthly by The Chicagoan Publishing Company. Martin Quigley, President, 407 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111. Har rison 0035. Hiram G. Schuster, Advertising Manager. New York Office, 1790 Broadway. Los Angeles Office, Pacific States Life Bldg. Pacific Coast Office, Simpson-Reilly, Bendix Building, Los Angeles; Russ Bldg., San Fran cisco. Subscription, $2.00 annually; single copy 25c. Vol. XIV, No. 9. May, 1934. Copyright, 1934. Entered as second class matter August 19, 1931, at the Post Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. ? BLUE RIBBON SCORES TOP HONORS Tonight, in millions of smart homes throughout America, Pabst Blue Ribbon lends its gleam ing amber charm and radiant cheer to perfect hospitality ... It provides the flowing glass, surging with the life of full strength — the flowing glass of warm cordiality and true friendship . . . Because it honors good taste and high standards, Pabst Blue Ribbon is honored as the nation's standing order. PABST BLUE RIBBON BEER Hear Ben Bernie on the Pabst Blue Ribbon Program every Tuesday Night. NBC Red Network. May, 1934 5 STAGE (Curtains 8:30 and 2:30 p. m., Matinees Wednesday and Saturday unless otherwise indicated.) Musical MERGER FOR MILLIONS— Mandel Hall, the University of Chicago. Blackfriars' annual musical comedy production burlesquing the recently proposed Chicago-Northwestern merger. May II, 12, 18, 19; matinees, May 12, 19. Drama THE CURTAIN RISES— Cort, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. Not too original but withal rather pleasant Cinderella sort of comedy with Louise Sroody and Donald Foster. GIRLS IN UNIFORM— Blackstone, 60 E. 7th St. Harrison 6609. You know all about the story. Shaindel Kalish heads a very able cast. THE SHINING HOUR— S'elwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Story of a young wife who discovers herself beloved by her new brother-in-law; played by an able cast headed by Conrad Nagel and Violet Heming. RICHARD OF BORDEAUX— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2561. Robust sword-and-shield drama, skillfully produced, with Dennis King, as Richard II, heading a magnificent cast. An American Theatre Society offering. AFFECTIONS, LTD.— Studebaker, 418 S. Michigan. Harrison 2792. A comedy, most likely domestic but we're not sure, with Frances Kennedy heading the cast. BIG HEARTED HERBERT— Cort, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. Taylor Holmes in a gorgeous burlesque about a self-made man whose none too happy family revolt against the Nature's Nobleman idea. COMEDY OF ERRORS— Jack and Jill Player's Theatre, 820 N. Michigan.. The entire cast is made up of young people under sixteen; and they are said to be able Shakespearean players. May 5, at 3:00 P. M. ART GALLERIES ARTHUR ACKERMANN & SON— 408 S. Michigan. English paintings, water colors, sporting prints and antiques. ART INSTITUTE— Michigan at Adams. The World's Fair Show opens June first; periods of American art are to be stressed, but many foreign paintings, both old masters and modern will be shown. ANDERSON GALLERIES— 536 S. Michigan. Paintings by old and modern masters; etchings, mezzotints and bronzes. A. STARR BEST, INC.— I I to 15 N. Wabash. Antiques, china, prints, silhouettes and other works of art in the Collector's Corner. M. O'BRIEN & SON— 673 N. Michigan. First Chicago show of Valentin Vidaurreta, young Mexican artist of great talent. ALBERT ROULLIER — 414 S. Michigan. Specializing in fine prints and lithographs. FINDLAY'S— 424 N. Michigan. Exhibition of the work of E. R. Sitzman; forest landscapes and marines. CINEMA RIPTIDE — Norma Shearer, Herbert Marshall, Robert Montgomery and a host of comparably competent players in an adult and amusing marital drama. (See it.) WILD CARGO — Frank Buck brings back some more of those animals, alive of course. (Yes.) THE CRIME DOCTOR — Otto Kruger and an admirable cast in an excep tionally effective detective play. (Surely.) DARK HAZARD — Edward G. Robinson depicts a gambler as a gambler is. (Positively.) MEN IN WHITE— Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt and Myrna Loy glorify, needlessly, the medical profession. (If you don't mind ether.) THE LOST PATROL— Victor McLaglen and an all male cast die for the British army. (Never mind.) NO MORE WOMEN — The McLaglen-Lowe duo in another dame comedy. (No.) SEARCH FOR BEAUTY — A motion picture invasion of the muscle maga zine field. (If you read 'em.) GOOD DAME — Frederic March and Sylvia Sidney fight it out in carnival slang. (Maybe.) Two Years after "The Great Queen" was crowned at West minster, the House of Sandeman celebrated its 50th anniversary. 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(Let it lie.) GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS— Just that. (Certainly.) IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT— Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in a cinema natural. (Naturally.) HEAT LIGHTNING — Profanity is frowned upon in these columns. (There is always the radio.) FOREIGN CINEMA INTERNATIONAL TALKING PICTURES— Every Monday and Tuesday at 4:30 and 8:30 P. M., offered by International House and Renaissance Society, 1414 E. 59th St. "Be Mine Tonight," April 30 and May I; "Emil Und Die Detektive," May 7; "Poil de Carotte," May 8; "Der Hauptmann Von Koepenick," May 14 and 15; "The Private Life of Henry VIM," May 21 and 22; "Le Quatorze Juillet," May 28, 29 and 30. WAX WORKS OVER SOMEBODY ELSE'S SHOULDER— Brunswick. And "Neighbors," both by Freddy Martin and his orchestra; the latter carries a brand new theme. A THOUSAND GOOD NIGHTS— Brunswick. Reverse, "Lover, I Cry Over you," by Guy Lorhbardo and his Royal Canadians with brothers Carmen and Lebert singing the refrains. CAROLINA — Brunswick. From the film by the same name; played by Glen Gray and his Casa Loma orchestra. They play "A Hundred Years from Today" from "Blackbirds" on the back-side. ILL WIND— Victor. And "As Long as I Live," both from "Cotton Club Parade" and played by Eddy Duchin and his orchestra. TIGER RAG — Victor. Reverse, "Japanese Sandman." A couple of nice revivals played by Ray Nobel and his orchestra. I LIKE THE LIKES OF YOU— Brunswick. From the "Follies." Reverse, "Should I Be Sweet?" from "Take a Chance," both played by Victor Young and his orchestra. EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY— Brunswick. The Boswell Sisters sing that and "Shout, Sister, Shout!" on the other side. YOU OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES— Brunswick. From "New York Town," played by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians. Reverse, "Little Dutch Mill," by the same swell band. FARE-THEE-WELL TO HARLEM— Brunswick. And "OP Pappy," a couple of excellent numbers well turned out by Jack Teagarden. LOVE ME — Brunswick. Reverse, "Infatuation," two sweet numbers played by Glen Gray and his Casa Loma orchestra. GOOD NIGHT, LOVELY LITTLE LADY— Brunswick. And "She Reminds Me of You," both from the film "We're Not Dressing." Hal Kemp and his orchestra play them and Skinny Ennis does the refrains. KEEP ON DOIN' WHAT YOU'RE DOIN'— Brunswick. From the film "Hips, Hips, Hooray!" Reverse, "Get Goin'." Adrian's Ramblers play them. NOTHING BUT THE BEST— Brunswick. And "True." both rendered by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians. JUNGLE FEVER— Brunswick. From "Operator 13." and "I Found a New Baby," done to perfection by the Mills Brothers, four boys and a guitar, that's all. ILL WIND — Brunswick. This is the sort of number that's sure to be a wow. Reverse, "As Long as I Live," both from the "Cotton Club Parade" and played by Leo Reisman and his grand orchestra. TABLES Dusk Till Dawn GOLD COAST ROOM— The Drake. Superior 2200. Earl Burtnett and his fine orchestra play to a pleasant, refined patronage. 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Girls In Untform, rocketing a new star of first magnitude into the theatrical firmament, continues its likewise unpredictable success at the Black- stone. A bulletin of even date announces advance sale of tickets to A Century of Progress International Exposition well above 1933 figures. Yet the films continue their relentless conquest of Randolph street and the legitimate theatre, prosperous in New York City and in the Continental capitals, awaits the coming of World's Fair visitors with more hope than confidence. It is in the record that Chicagoans have money to spend for amusement and are in a spending mood. It is in the history of the season drawing to close that there is adequate box office support at hand for entertainments of any and every kind emanating from any place and every place save Broadway. We have had enough first hand experience with this aspect of the Chicago attitude (you may have noted that we do not print the works of New York writers) to acknowledge it for what it is and quash the indictment. We suggest to the producers of stage entertainment a like course. There are no insurmountable obstacles to stage production in Chicago. From the "road" point of view there are advantages. We believe that therein resides the redemption of the commercial stage hereabouts and, quite possibly, throughout the land. C A K I P\ (~\ D It is with rare personal pleasure and not a +J i\ I NLyVyix little professional pride that we present on the cover of this issue a reproduction of the official World's Fair poster by our own Sandor, who is A. R. Katz; by that or any other name, dean of Chicagoan artists and father of the modern poster. (Sandor, it seems high time to divulge, is the Hungarian form of Alexander.) We are going to write for the June number of this magazine to which he has contributed so substantially the story of his life as we have come to know it, chiefly against his will and without his knowl edge, in a thousand conversations. We know no moire engrossing narrative of artistic devotion, loyalty to ideal, ethical- integrity. For the present, we congratulate the overlords of the World's Fair upon the good judgment and sound appreciation displayed in their adoption of the Sandor poster. Announcement THE June issue, out May 25, will contain a fascinating folio of World's Fair photographs by Mr. A. George Miller and another intimately informative article on the subject by Mr. Milton S. Mayer, the men we be' lieve to be (as Time would broadcast it) the ablest historians of our time. The June issue will also witness the return of The Chicagoenne, with a brilliant new treatment of feminine styles. 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For some reason or other these villages, to us, seem to indicate a definite permanency to the Fairgrounds, something that makes toward the continu' ing of the Fair next year and the year after and the year after that. We ought always to have a Fair in our front yard; what would we do in the summer without it? WE have had the chance to inspect only the Italian Village— that's just south of Twenty-fourth Street. It's pretty representative of what the vil- lages will be like. In no way will the vil' lage be a miniature. The historic edifices, reproduced authentically to the most minute detail, will stand practically full size. Broad cobblestone piazzas will buzz with activity and bustling "natives" who will "live" at the village throughout the run of the Fair will go about their daily tasks as if they were back in the Old Country. The various piazzas, gardens, avenues and other features of the village have been named after men famous in Italian history. Entering the village through an imposing archway which leads through the building facade on Leif Ericson Drive one finds himself in the Piazza Benito Mussolini. From this leading to the left and right are the Via Marconi and the Via Cristoforo Colombo, while in the center a broad street will lead to an upper level on which will be seen the ruined columns of a Roman Tem ple of Venus. There will be the Cascade Garibaldi, the Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele, the Cortile Italo Balbo. The buildings of the village will repre sent various types of Italian architecture including Etruscan, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. And peasants and other townsfolk will dance folk dances in the streets to the accompaniment of Italian airs played by strolling musicians. Sociological Note r|™,HINKING to divert interest of slum ¦*¦ children from gang fights and gambling this summer, a local organization hit upon this plan: It purchased half a dozen bats and baseballs — arranged to send a member's husband out with each set. Each husband was to hunt up a gang and try to intrigue the little gamins in organized play. It wasn't hard for the first husband to find a bunch of what he sized up as pros pective hoodlums, throwing stones at milk bottles. Standing with bat and ball in the middle of the nearby street, he managed a "yoo-hoo" none to well. But the gang caught right on and joined him. Thwack! went the first long fly, and the ball thumped down on the roof of an approach ing car, a police squad car. "Whatta yuh mean, playin' ball in the road against the city ord'nance?" an officer shouted. "You!" he pointed at the uplift- er's husband, "You should be old enough to know better 'n to put these kids up to law-breaking!" There are five baseballs and bats waiting for any who come personally to organiza tion headquarters and prove themselves gamins. zArt in the Dark "TVaun'ng in the Dar\ seems to be the "^"^ name of the game groups are playing now. If you haven't encountered it — guests are supplied with pencil and paper. One person is in charge during each sketch. The lights are turned out, and he starts by calling upon sketchers to draw a certain object or part of an object, say a horse's head. Next he will instruct them to draw a certain related object or part, the animal's rear legs, perhaps. Still in the dark the guests will be told to add forelegs, then it will be a tail, and finally to complete the "Help! I'm being followed!" horse's body. Lights go on and he or she wins whose picture assembles nicest. Most sketches show queer voids and juxtapositions, to the general merriment. At a party in Kenilworth, of which we've heard, one young lady exhibited a tailless donkey after her unlighted efforts. She in sisted she had drawn a tail, quite a bushy one. It turned up later; the man who'd been next to her at the table, while dancing afterward, found it on his stiff shirt -cuff. T)iscouraged Voter IT was on primary day a group stood near the newsstand on a Loop "L" platform waiting for the next express. Politics was the small talk, and some one asked John, the proprietor of the stand, if he had voted. "No," said John emphatically. "You a citizen?" "Yah," replied John. "Then don't you think you ought to vote?" "Huh," said John showing a trace of anger. "What about it? What about it? I take the time to get my papers, I study so I can pass the questions, I read so I will know. And who do they give me to vote for at my first election? Thompson or Cermak! I should vote! Huh!" Wrong Number VyALTER HOWEY (the "Walter Burns" of The Front Page) is a Hearst executive in New York, in charge of pictures. William Curley, Sr., is an other Hearst executive in New York, man aging editor of the ?^ew Tor\ Journal. William Curley, Jr., is assistant city editor of the Chicago Evening American. Get that? One day not long ago young Bill Curley answered a 'phone call on the American city desk. A Voice said: "Bill?" Bill answered: "Yes." The voice said: "Bill, this is Walter Howey." Bill said: "How are you, Walter?" Howey said: "O. K. Listen, Bill, shall we use that 300-mile-an-hour plane to get those pictures from Florida tonight?" "Huh?" "That plane we were talking about. Don't you remember?" "We weren't talking about any plane." "Say, is this Bill Curley?" "This is Bill Curley, Jr." "Oh. Why didn't you tell me? What are you doing here?" May, 1934 13 ,, - ... , . . ¦ w "Sometimes he won't turn up again for days!" "What am I doing where?" "Here — in New York." "I'm not in New York; I'm in Chicago." "You're in ? Oh, hell!" And while Bill Curley, Jr., hung up his receiver in Chicago, Mr. Howey signaled his operator to tell her he'd got the wrong number — he wanted Bill Curley, Sr., whose office is upstairs of his in New York. Namesake \T7E'VE just heard about a laundress, " colored, whose praenomen is Clady (it rimes with lady, in case the Tribune has been confusing you), at least she says everybody calls her that. She has just re cently started a new washing job, new household; and her mistress, curious, asked how she had come by the name Clady. "Oh," said Clady, "that ain't mah full name. Mah full name is Pinclady — named fo' that famous stage actress, yo' know." Taper IV/T AYBE you've heard about the new room over at the Union League Club — the Million Dollar Room. The entire wall space — a private dining room — is papered with worthless stocks and bonds. That, in itself, provokes comment on the original idea, but the most remarkable thing about it is the fact that the members, who are sole contributors of the wallpaper, have regained sufficiently their sense of humor over the debacle of '29 to take part in the lark. There's nothing funny about being taken for one's life's savings, or watching a for tune one has spent a life-time building up suddenly melt into a hand-full of paper good for nothing but slapping up on some wall. Nor is this type of wallpaper exactly calculated to rest the eye; it's an eye-sore to the ordinary citizen. But the Union League Clubbers, happily enough, seem to have a real sense of humor. The room, located on the eighth floor and overlooking the Stock Exchange, is cur tained in gold cloth fringed with artificial dollars. The furniture is walnut built in the shape of a director's table, with arm chairs labelled on their backs in gold lettering "President," "First Vice President," "Tenth Vice President," "Comptroller" and other terms common to the halcyon days of '29. Insull Utilities occupy a large space on the wall. There's a handsome bond from "Ford Motor of France," another scream ingly red one from the "Red Dragon Sales Company" indicating an all-time low in the red dragon market, and a beauty from the "United States of Mexico" with a picture of Lincoln and Washington on it. Clipped carefully to a bond from the "Kimbark Avenue Apartments" is a notice in red. It reads: "This is a very valuable document. Keep it in some safe place like a safe or a safety deposit box." And so they go dizzily around the room, silent testimonials to the American ten dency toward overspeculation. "An over- speculation," says Union League President John McKinlay, "that inevitably leaves us with nothing but small bits of paper like these good for nothing but a bit of wall covering." The painters at work in the room got a smile out of that remark. "Not very good wallpaper at that," said one. "It wrinkles." Sukiyaki /^VUR Things We'd Wanted to Know ^-^ Department has turned in some infor mation on su\iya\i which is more or less the Japanese national dish, at least Ameri cans have always had that idea; and it is one of the best known Japanese dishes. Sometimes it's called giunabe (giu meaning beef and nabe meaning pot). It was orig inated around the latter part of the eight eenth century by Japanese warriors making incursions on Korea. They caught small game of various kinds, gathered greens and herbs on the mountain slopes and cooked them together on a farmer's spade, which is called su\i. The ya\i part means to cook or fry, hence the name su\iya\i. It was quite natural when the soldiers got back to blighty that they would bring this concoction of theirs with them, and sitting around a table with a hibachi (a charcoal stove) in the center, they would cook the domestic meat, sometimes using fish and chicken, with vegetables and talk about the recent fighting days. Thus was su\iya\i introduced into Japanese homes. The present day su\iya\i usually consists of thin slices of beef with onions, bamboo sprouts, mushrooms, water chestnuts, toft* (a bean paste or curd) and spinach or other greens sometimes added. There are many different ways of cooking su\iya\i, but the most popular way is to cook the meat first (in an iron skillet for best results), season with sugar and shayu (soy bean sauce made from soy bean oil) and then add the various vegetables. In case a diner prefers his meat rare, the vegetables are cooked first, sea- "If you don't stop usin' that Harvard accent, I'm gonna disinherit you!' 14 The Chicagoan 'I turned down Batten, Barton, Durstine and 0 shorn this morning!" soned, and the meat added. Our informer garnered this information on a recent visit to Mrs. Shintani's Japanese Sukiyaki House, down on Lake Park Avenue (so it's official) and thought we'd like to know about it. cBlackfriars E always know it's Spring when the Blackfriars of the University of Chi cago put on their annual show. They've been at it for a long time and a lot of boys have made their entrances and exits and taken their bows on the stage of old Mandel Hall. It was in 1898 when the Blackfriars idea first bloomed. The University Settlement needed money, and Professor C. H. Vin cent, inspired by the success of the Haresfoot Club productions at Wisconsin, called to gether a group composed of Professors Linn, Barret and Miller, and Miss Elizabeth Wal lace with a suggestion that the students and faculty combine and produce a similar effort for the benefit of the Settlement. The idea was broached to about twenty leading men on campus, and work on the project began. That was six years before the real Black friars organization was formed — with the rule that only men students could partici pate in the chorus, cast and administration of the production. The 1898 show was The Deceitful Dean, presented in the University gym, with A. A. Stagg and Henry Gordon Gale starring in both cast and chorus; and the Settlement fund was increased by $1,600. And a cou ple of years later the faculty and students produced Academic Alchemist, with an other substantial sum being added to the Settlement coffers. The success of these early ventures fired the students with ambition to establish a permanent organization for the production of such plays. It was during the early win ter of 1904 that Frank R. Adams organized the men under the old monastic name Blackfriars. Membership included one man from each fraternity "capable of amusing himself and others." As an interesting re flection on the "good old days" we have the fact that the first petition of Blackfriars for a University charter was refused by the administration because at the time only three of the charter members were eligible. Difficulties were cleared up, however, and in 1904 The Passing of Pahli Khan was offered as the initial Blackfriars perform ance. The costuming was managed by the mothers, sisters and "best girls," who got together to provide the necessary feminine apparel and to explain the divers techni calities involved and ever foreign to the masculine mind. The presentation of these early shows were crude, but this served to make them even more popular. The spirit of artless- ness characteristic of Blackfriar shows, in contrast to the cold finish of professional players, had a great appeal to the Uni versity students and friends who made up the audiences. According to Frank O'Hara, the present director of the Dramatic Asso ciation, the first period of Blackfriar his tory, extending from 1904 to 1914, special ized in presentations of campus burlesques. With the growth of the order new efforts were attempted and from 1914 to 1921 there was established the Classical Age in Blackfriar history. The war and boom days wrote into Blackfriar history the Syncopa tion Period which ended in the depression year of 1932. !Naw! I coiddn't use it! Either pay up or no smocks." May, 1934 15 "That's Mr. McFarran- he came with our lease !" The present effort, Merger for Millions, marks the establish ment of the Age of Satire. It marks a re turn to the ideal first conceived of by Blackfriars, namely, an attempt to harness the exhuberance and humor of undergradu ates in their relationship with the world about. It is the thirtieth annual production and will be presented at Mandel Hall on the evenings of May 11, 12, 18 and 19. Mati nees will be presented on the afternoons of May 12 and 19. As suggested in the title, the show con cerns itself with the proposed Northwestern- Chicago merger. Whether the merger is consummated or shelved before the opening night of the show, the presentation will be historically accurate. It mirrors in so broad a fashion the negotiations of the two uni versities against a background of rich satire and burlesque, that even a stranger to the situations involved will find in the show an unfathomable well of laughter and joy. But it wouldn't be fair to tell all. Collector's Return 'T^HERE are stamp collectors and bill *¦ collectors, art collectors and coin col lectors (including the internal revenue de partment), and then again there are collectors of Japanese antiques. Mr. Willard Rutzen, one of the execu tives of the Morrison, probably leads the field by several lengths (of oriental tapestry, etc.), but he doesn't say very much about it, so we had to get the information from a friend. Mr. Rutzen has a whole house-full of unusual Japanese art and has selected a group of the most unique and priceless pieces as ornaments for his Town apart ment. There are more elephants than any body ever saw — including the Sellz Broth ers and Otto Floto and the Tin Pan Alley boy who wrote the song about the pink ones; but the really awe-inspiring display is his Japanese Shinto shrine. It's one of five in this country. It was discovered in an obscure settle ment in Japan, and having come around half the world, it has been assembled and now occupies a place of honor in the Rutzen apartment — a place six feet high and four feet wide. The shrine, definitely ancient, is difficult to describe because it boasts so much detail — -minute figurines, each per' fectly chiseled out of wood; intricate inlay work, and over most of it a rich layer of eighteen karat gold leaf, giving it a richness in keeping with its illustrious history. And after a guest has gone into complete ecstasy upon seeing it, he is usually amazed to hear Mr. Rutzen say that he spotted the shrine, wanted it, got it, but that he saw something else that would fit into the space taken up by it. But maybe collectors are that way. Trotting A COUPLE of months ago a group of old ¦*¦¦** timers got together at the Sherman and talked about reviving the trotting horse game here in Town. The result was the formation of the Chicago Trotting and Rid ing Club. Then the boys were in the mar ket for a little spot they could call their own; and after surveying the surrounding territory they picked the old Cook County Fairgrounds — out on North Avenue and River Road and only about forty minutes from Town. The new club has one of the fastest half mile tracks in the country, stabling accom modations for over two hundred horses and a handsome steel and concrete grandstand and clubhouse with a seating capacity of about thirty-five hundred people. There will be race meets every Saturday night and Sunday afternoon all summer long, starting with an afternoon and eve ning meet on Decoration Day. The track is already in perfect condition, and any after noon you can see many of the early birds out working their trotters and pacers. Reser- 'How much will you take for the original?' 16 The Chicagoan vations for stall space are coming in fast and it looks like the stables will be full all summer. And the big event will be the Grand Circuit which is scheduled for Sep tember 10 to 15 — the first time since the late nineties that it's been held in Chicago. 'Barefoot Boy ILTAVING dined and wined perhaps a bit too well during a gay evening in the Loop, three budding society men of Rogers Park, in strictly formal evening attire, parted with practically their last cents for homeward transportation on a Clark Street surface car. Alighting about 4 A. M. in the region of the seventy- hundreds north, one youth urged the neces sity for a little more food before proceeding the several blocks eastward to the shelter of parental roofs. After some argument they entered a convenient all night restaurant. The hungry one led the way to a table, ordered lavishly, kicked off his too new pumps, wriggled his liberated toes luxuriously and when the waitress placed the bill before him shoved it across to his companions who in alarmed haste got up and lammed out. The waitress, though young, knew a thing or two. Without parley she swooped down on the glittering new pumps under the table and locked them up in a cup board. No amount of pleading could in duce her to surrender them until the meal was paid for. Finally bowing to defeat and unwilling to ruin his best socks the young man removed them and, rolling them up, put them in his pocket started out. So if you were late yourself that morn ing and observed a youngish gentleman in topper and tails roaming barefooted in the dawn — that was the way of it. Unpaid /~\NE of our operatives, while scouting ^^ around here and there for possible items and notes for this department, bumped into a sort of tragedy. It's about a young "Raining? Nonsense! It can't be! The Tribune says 'fair and warmer'.' lady high school teacher who, because she is unpaid, is dance hostess and instructress in one of those Loop dance halls frequented by whites and by Filipinos as well. You've probably seen gaudily dressed men handing out cards around the south part of the Loop; cards that read something like this: "This ticket is good for one free dance at the Blank Dancing Academy — 50 beau tiful hostesses, 50." They advertise one of those dimly lighted dance halls where col ored bulbs flash on closely embraced couples and the hostesses wear tight-fitting, very decollete dresses. Well, this high school teacher, who is only twenty-four and is very attractive, is one of these hostesses. She has CiRfwfl rV HUr4TSe 'An' the reason we don't get nowhere is we ain't got a coat of arms!" to work at it to make enough money to eat. Our informer was impressed when she told him that at first it was somewhat em barrassing to see some of her own high school students coming to the dance hall and dancing with her, but now she's used to it. getting Nowhere Fast /^ADDING about afoot and awheel our v-* operatives meet up every so often with something Ripleyesque quite sub nosa. So believe it or not, over a section of regular double track railroad, out south trains frequently enter the city going exact ly opposite ways. At certain hours a couple of Expresses may be seen rushing past one another in contrary directions — both leaving Town. And in a rather short interval, you can see (and probably think how well off you were before) two closely spaced trains headed the same way over tracks on the same roadbed though bound, one into, the other out of Town. The way of it is this : Both Rock Island and Baltimore & Ohio use the same half- mile of double track. The Rock Island suburban line — in case you don't get out that way very often — runs south from the LaSalle Street Station and turns west over the versatile half-mile section, while the B. & O. route is west, soon after leaving the Grand Central Sta tion, but at the point we tell of is curving back east. Thus a train leaving each Loop depot can meet and pass, one bending temporarily westward and the other permanently east ward, out in the neighborhood of 87th and Wood Streets. There is probably a reason for it all, too. May, 1934 17 THE AMERICAN COLONIAL VILLAGE IN THE MAKING WORK PROGRESSES ON THE BLACK FOREST VILLAGE SKELETON WORK OF THE HANDSOME FORD BUILDING ANOTHER VIEW OF THE BLACK FOREST VILLAGE (f^Jld Lsiistorns THIS YEAR'S FAIR WILL BE ONE OF VILLAGES, OF THE OLD COUNTRY TRANSPLANTED IN THE NEW. A. GEORGE MILLER HAS PREVIEWED SOME OF THEM ABOVE. TheNew Fair The '34 Winter Booh Closes on the Rake Front IT is probably undue emphasis to go into such a matter smack at the beginning of a stream of big thoughts, but I am able to state, first with the latest as always, that the call of the jungle as represented by the curves of the female scaffolding will not be missing from this year's Century of Progress, and the city and country yokels will be able to stand around in semi-dark rooms at the gay spots and pant like bulls, even as they did last year. This may come as a surprise to Mr. Dawes and Mr. Lohr, whom I count as friends, but it is nevertheless the case. And I am not sure that it is undue emphasis to bring it up at this point. If there was go ing to be one way to distinguish the 1934 edition of the fair from the 1933, it was going to be by the enforced absence of the flesh demonstrations. The 1934 contracts had, and still have, a line in black-faced type reading, in effect, that the management of the fair would have the exclusive right to decide what was lewd, obscene, and vul gar, and what was not, and from that deci sion there would be no appeal, here or hereafter, world without end, Amen. The management of the fair thereby took upon itself an issue that is older than the ages. Were they to base their decisions on the precepts of the Boston Watch and Ward Society or on those of Petronius Arbiter or somewhere in between? I re member sitting with Maj. Lohr one after noon last summer about the time the nude maidens in the Streets of Paris were be coming militantly obnoxious to the members of the Watch fe? Ward school of thought. The Maj. was pretending he didn't have anything better to do, and we sat there on his little porch overlooking the lagoon, chewing the fat and burning the tobacco. We got around to the matter of lust in the human race and the Maj. said: 'Tm glad the thing isn't up to me. I haven't any idea what is lewd, obscene and vulgar. Have you?" I said I had, but it was for private con sumption, and I would not presume to apply it to any other member of the race, much less the race in general. The Maj. said: "Well, for every letter I get calling down the wrath of God on this new Gomorrah, I get one slapping me on the back for stand ing firm against prudery and bigotry and giving the people what they want. Am I in the middle, or am I?" I said there wasn't much doubt about what the people wanted, and that it was a delicate spot for a business man with a go ing concern, since he had the choice of let ting the people get what they wanted in By Milton S. Mayer his place or seeing them pass his place by for the burlesque shows downtown. The Maj. then said that he had gone to a place with a Havana rhumba that would not be tolerated in Havana, and the round ers and topers who accompanied him found it horrifying; and the next night he took a troop of elderly ladies with lorgnettes, and they thought it was great shakes. So, he said, he was glad it wasn't his baby. \V ell, sir, we all know what happened. Mayor Kelly, who belongs to the Watch 6? Ward school as regards the beast in all of us, sent around some coppers, who looked at the shows, and then stayed for the second show just to make sure, and then grabbed the girlies for vio lation of one of those forgotten ordinances under which, as Judge David put it, horses could be adjudicated into trousers. The resultant publicity gave the fair a reputa tion for sin out of all proportion to the amount of sin on the premises, which, it is true, was not inconsiderable. The reaction to this was unpleasant even on those adults who would not be seen dead in a ten-acre field with the Watch fc? Ward boys. And the reaction on the boobs, morons and im beciles the country over was such that the four or five girlies who had been arrested the most often were booked on the theatri cal circuits at $5,000 or $10,000 a week. Sin was no more eradicated from the fair by the arrests than it was eradicated from the old Twenty-second street levee by the raids of 1911. At the end, when the offi cials made the mistake of extending the sea son into the first twelve days of November, there was nobody on the grounds at all except in the flesh places, which continued to make money, and A Century of Progress closed in a burst of ignominy. The fair officials slept on the flesh ques tion all winter and reckoned that unless they did something about it this year's show would go beyond the peep stage and Jack Zuta would come back from the grave to open up a string of second-floor bagnios right on the grounds. An open revival of the Streets of Paris sort of entertainment would probably wreck the fair before it got started. That is how the black-faced line got into the contracts. But of recent days small items have been appearing in the papers to the effect that Miss Rand, whose arrests and trials were better ballyhooed than any of the others of her kind, was hold ing out for $8,000 a week from the new Streets of Paris, which had been previously announced as having come into less lecher ous hands than last year's. And Miss Rosalie, who had thrown her physique into the burning faces of the patrons of Old Mexico, would almost certainly be back in the new Old Mexico. On top of these sinister reports came the revelation that where one of last year's sideshows of lame and halt prehistoric ani mals had failed to flourish there would be a spot to be called the Roman Pools. Now "Roman Pools" has a connotation all its own. I was touring the grounds with Mr. Jack Morrison when I discovered that the Roman Pools was afoot, and I asked Mr. Morrison, who tins the stuff you read about the fair in the newspapers, if I was to un derstand that the shovel-jawed elephant, the flying reptile, and the Java ape man were to give way to blonde cuties with long tresses on their heads and' white wet bodies glisten ing in the sun. Mr. Morrison couldn't say as to that, but he allowed as how there might be some female fancy divers, etc., to lend the pools that ineffable Roman touch. So I can give my readers pretty mature assurance that the tedia of science at A Century of Progress will be relieved much as it was last year. I refrain from rousing the citizens to arms, as Mr. Dawes' ances tor did at Old North Church some years back, because I think the citizens ought to have what they want, and, in point of fact, that if they do not get it one place they will get it another. CJf much more pri mary importance than the flesh question is the issue of whether the 1934 fair will win, lose or draw, and why. I suggested last month that I had been won over from the extreme bear side of the market to the mod erate bull side. But I would be failing my trust if I did not concede that some very calculating people I have talked to are still playing the bear side, and some of their arguments are partially plausible. On the bull side, however, we have Mr. Ford, and that is a considerable asset. Mr. Ford did not come in last year, and he was roundly rapped in these unfettered pages for his penny-wise policy. The fair was a success, and he decided that he had been pound-foolish, and so he is spending $1,500,000 this year for an exhibit lasting 150 days. Now $1,500,000 is a pot of money, so much so that it would still be a pot of money if the individual dollar was legislated down to a dime. And while Mr. Ford does not, as I see him, know very much of anything about anything else, he knows enough about business to have $1,500,000 to spend. The same line (Continued on page 60) May, 1934 19 RUFUS C. DAWES A CARICATURE IN SAND AND SHADOW BY BEN SCHAFER PHOTOGRAPHED BY A. GEORGE MILLER THE WORLD'S FAIR A PHOTOMONTAGE BY A. GEORGE MILLER PRESERVING FOR ALL THE FESTIVE SPIRIT OF THE 1933 FAI R f ¦'¦mm / ' 1 / i/y f i f.,r ,gB|«f EPBpwBwSpffi 8 S ' *¦ -" f / ' I i ^mm^ if ¦ j^ f¥f/m / , f t lw ' ¦¦¦MM < /// i rzf^ ^ r P" 1r^ t . ¦ 4. , 1, > ¦".*¦¦¦ //// ' H X ™ » I 1 ¦' • '¦ ¦ ' : • « : '¦' ' ' W » "Don't laugh, dear — it's his first wedding!" "LaSalle Street is a vast stage door at five in the afternoon" Five to Five and After An Improbable Story of Twelve Hours in Chicago By William C. Boyden 1a Salle Street is a vast stage door at five in the afternoon. Thousands of ¦^actors and actresses in the vast drama of business pour out of skyscraper portals. Uniformed chauffeurs drive limousines up to banks to carry off the stars of the pro duction, Solomon Smith, Albert Harris, General Dawes, others. Wives guide snappy roadsters to precarious parking places between rows of taxis, to whisk lead ing men from their daily stage, brokers, lawyers, insurance men. And today it is no uncommon sight to see a husband in the family Ford picking up his wife who is fortunate enough to be playing a support ing role to some important actor in the play for profits. Then, the vast typewrit ing, filing, clerking and switchboard chorus, dispersing towards the Elevated, the street cars, the railroad stations. Solitary figures. Pairs. Groups. A boy who works in the Field Building waits for his girl who draws her twenty-five a week in the Rookery. Or a girl waits for a boy. Or one girl waits for another girl. Taxis jam the traffic by turning in the middle of the street. News boys wax rich. Windows black out. The curtain is down on another performance. Five o'clock. No one waits for Jim O'Brien in the lobby of the Borland Building. No Rolls-Royce pulls up to carry him to his room-and-bath on East Elm Street. No rendezvous in another lobby quickens his step, makes bright his eyes. In fact, for a young man who achieved a 75 at Harvard Law School and a good job with the well known firm of Middlegraf, Middlegraf, Middlegraf & Creep, Jim's step is curiously aimless and dejected. Ephraim Middlegraf, head of the firm, would hardly recognize the eager and highly vitalized young man he had hired six months before. Moreover, Jim hardly recognizes himself in his present mood. He is blue, blue as indigo, and lonely. LaSalle Street is not to him a glamorous jumping off place for crowded hours of glorious life. Rather, a depressing thoroughfare, banked by ugly concrete, peopled with blank faces. Jim pauses for a moment at Tony's news stand, chats with Tony about the parlous state of the newspaper business, invests in his evening quota of papers, turns his face northward. His heart is 'heavier than the Compiled Statutes of the State of Illinois which he has left lying on his desk. His head aches with memories of the previous evening, aches with the intensity of a cham pagne hangover. Why had he been such a chump? What if Rosemary had broken their date, to dine and see a show with a a former Yale football captain passing through town? After all, Rosemary is Rosemary Ogden of the Astor Street Og- dens, and as such, must be polite to old friends. But did she have to? She and Jim are engaged, or had been engaged up to last night. Now Jim does not know whether they are engaged, or not. Should he call her? Ought he to apologize? He ought to, but the hell with it! Lonely, though. That room of his! He can't take the thought of going back to its confine ment. He hasn't even a good book to read. And even if he had, he doesn't want to read. He doesn't want to do anything. He doesn't want to see anybody. Repeal has done, and is doing, a great deal for states of mind like Jim's. Repeal is also doing a lot for the good old Hotel LaSalle, whose efficient bar is putting the hostelry back on the Loop map. Almost be fore Jim realizes it, his state of mind and the Hotel LaSalle are both profiting. He eschews the bar with its danger of unwel come camaraderie, seeks a table, hides his face and his whiskey sour behind the pink expanse of Mr. Hearst's Evening American. After gloomily examining six pictures of Dr. Wynekoop and a couple of snapshots of Dillinger, Jim glumly notes a rumor in Adeline Fitzgerald's Chaperon Column to the effect that "the marriage of last season's most popular debutante, Rosemary Ogden, May, 1934 23 and that young lawyer from Dubuque, James O'Brien, will doubtless take place in June." "Damn," mutters the young lawyer from Dubuque. Six o'clock. LaSalle Street still looks bleak, even after two whis key sours. The lights of Randolph seem to hold some promise. Jim turns eastward. Early to eat. What to do? Even a bath seems a menace, he would probably drown in the tub Perhaps Jimmie Durante's pic ture, Paloo\a, might cleanse with laughter the bitterness of his soul. It does for an hour. Seven o'clock. A man who thought he could never eat again, finds himself in Henrici's. Another whiskey sour, a minute steak, a nip of Cheddar cheese, a cup of that wonderful coffee, brandy. Gall and wormwood give way to a mellow sadness, a wistful nostalgia for Rosemary. Another sip of brandy. Melan choly gives way to worldly cynicism. A va grant thought of Rudyard Kipling, and cogent cliches flit through Jim's brain. "A woman is only a woman after all, but a good cigar's a smoke." He orders a good cigar. He recites If to himself, at least as much as he can remember of it. Fragments of the poem give him strength, new cour age. He will call Rosemary. He does. She is not in. Blackness descends again. His muttering becomes unprintable. Eight o'clock. A picture of dolorousness stands forlornly on the southwest corner of Dearborn and Ran dolph. Never has a dejected young man found Life's alternatives so unpalatable. Home? Another picture? A walk? No and no and no! The theatre? Awful to go alone. He would always be turning to make brilliant remarks to the ghost of Rosemary. Still — His eye is caught by a sign, The Curtain Rises. Oh, well, why not? Some one said it was a decent show. He remem bers Louise Groody from college days and Tea for Two. So Jim O'Brien does what he has never done in his whole twenty-six years, presents two dollars to a polite box- office man, requests one seat. "Mind the front row?" "O.K." "Hope you like the show." "Thanks a lot." The seat is the third from the aisle. Ten minutes to curtain time. Five minutes ex hausts the literary possibilities of the pro gram. Then, a miracle. Into the second seat from the aisle drops a girl, a very pretty girl, a compact little girl in a neat blue suit. Jim steals a glance. She demurely peruses her program. A miracle? Don't be an ass, Jim. Things like that don't happen. Her escort would be along in a minute to take the aisle seat. The curtain goes up. A pretty girl and a tall young man come on the stage. They kiss. Jim sneaks another peek at his neighbor. When she smiles she closes blue eyes and discloses white teeth. Her lucky companion does not arrive. Must be a boob to be late. A girl like that! Louise Groody enters, very mousey and funny. Applause. Jim laughs. The girl next to him laughs. Jim turns slightly. The girl turns. Their eyes meet. Jim's lower lip drops to form a word. But he doesn't form a word. He looks back to the stage. The play goes on. Jim wonders if the girl is half as con scious of his presence as he is of hers. Prob ably not. The curtain falls. Nine o'clock. Jim's palms are a touch damp. Without turning his head, he is aware that the aisle seat is still vacant. Should he speak? Why not? Yet, the supposititious escort might still "No intermission ever passed so quickly!" come, might even now be leaving a business meeting, or something. Inconceivable that so pretty a girl could be at the theater alone. What a chumperino he would feel if she snubbed him. "I beg your pardon." A cowardly young man escapes to the lobby, then to a bar, after gauchely tripping over a very neat little foot. The curtain is up before he ventures back. The aisle seat remains empty. Can it be? Another act will tell. Meanwhile Donald Foster is teaching Miss Groody to act. It is very funny. The laughter at Jim's side has a silvery quality. Jim con ceives that his own laughter must have a distinct jackass quality. Once his arm presses inadvertently against another arm. a firm little arm. Terror-stricken, he draws away. Ten o'clock. The curtain descends again. The aisle seat is as it was. It is now or never. A lump rises in Jim's throat. He gulps. He turns. He says: "We might talk." "I'd like to." The voice is low, throaty, delightful. "Are you alone? It seems strange I thought someone would join you." "No, I'm quite alone. You see I'm a stranger in Chicago." "Oh! Where are you from?" "A town in Indiana, a small town. You probably never heard of it." "I'm from Iowa, originally." "And now you live here?" "Yes, I live here. Where are you stop ping?" "The Palmer House." "Nice hotel. Swell bar. Been to the Empire Room?" No intermission ever passed so quickly. Jim confesses that he is a lawyer, but with his last remnant of discretion withholds the name of his firm. The girl knows all about lawyers. She is secretary to a lawyer in a small city in Indiana. She does not men tion the name of the city. Louise Groody is radiantly beautiful now. Most of the men on the stage are panting for her. The girl in the second seat from the aisle is radi antly beautiful. Jim is not exactly beau tiful, but he feels reasonably radiant. Eleven o'clock. The curtain is down for good. Jim and the girl walk out together. "May I see you to your hotel?" "Why — why — thank you very much." "A taxi?" "I think I'd rather walk. It's just a few blocks." That hurt a little. Jim wonders if she trusts him. Well, why should she? They walk. Jim hasn't walked with any girl ex cept Rosemary for quite a while. "You haven't told me your name." "Betty." "Betty what?" "Just Betty." Jim thinks fast. His conscience tweaks him. The girl at his side is smart. She is 24 The Chicagoan "just Betty." All right. He will be "just Jim." "Shall we be 'just Betty and Jim1 then?" "I think it would be fun. We can agree never to see each other again, and then we can tell each other everything." This idea does not wholly appeal to Jim, but he thinks of Rosemary and becomes very romantic. He thinks, too, of Arthur Symons' poem, something about a "Juliet of a Night." Somehow this seems different. She is speaking: "You looked awfully blue when I first saw you. What's the trouble? You can tell me, as long as we are never going to see each other again." As they reach the Palmer House Jim finishes pouring out his grief to the most sympathetic audience he has ever had. Betty pauses at the entrance. "You are sweet to have told me all your troubles. I'm sure your Rose mary will forgive you. And now I must go up." "You can't. You mustn't. You ^ haven't told me a thing about your self. Just one drink in the Empire Room. You must tell me your troubles, if you have any." "Oh, I have plenty. But promise me, it will be only one drink?" Twelve o'clock. They dance once. Betty dances just as Jim knows she must dance, snug and firm in his arms. They see the late show, while Betty tells Jim just how to win Rosemary back. Her advice sounds awfully sensible, but somehow. . . . The last Merriel Abbott girl twirls off the floor. Jim suddenly real izes that they have been talking exclusively about him. Men occasionally come to such awakenings. "And now, Betty, about you? Why are you in Chicago? Are you in love? Are you engaged? Are you in trouble? Are you happy?" "Sure, Jim, we'll never see each other again?" "On my honor, Betty." He feels that only under oath will he learn about her. "All right, Jim, but my problems are so much worse than yours. You see, I'm in love . . . and . . . well, he's married and . . . Oh, Jim, it's hard to talk about it." "Please tell me, Betty. I'm sure I'll un derstand. Perhaps I can help." "Perhaps you can, Jim. I do want to tell someone. Maybe you can advise me." "I'll try, dear." The "dear" slips out. Betty doesn't seem to have heard it. "You see, Jim, I work for him. He's so wonderful. Older than I am, about forty. His wife is cold and doesn't understand him. But his children ..." Rage against this lawyer from a small city in Indiana grips Jim's throat. The rat! A young girl like this. The old story. But he says: "I know, you poor kid, but what are you doing here? Why are you in Chicago? Is he here? Do you go away with him?" "Oh, no, I never have. I've never done "Tzvo plates of crisp brozvn waffles" anything with him, except he kissed me once. I love him, Jim. He's coming up to morrow. I'm going to meet him here, at the Palmer house. We . . ." Conflicting emotions play football all over Jim's mind. After all, what business is it of his? He loves Rosemary. Will doubtless marry her. This girl ... a kid from the country. Someone he's never go ing to see again. Why not be objective? That's the thing, objective. He must find out more, give her some fatherly advice. As long as they are never going to meet again. "Betty, start from the beginning. Tell me all about it. Maybe I can help." "Well, Jim, you see it was this way. Father died. I was in college . . ." One o'clock. Betty finishes her story. It has been long, but Jim hasn't missed a word. "Betty, it's close in here. I need air and time to think. I tell you what let's do. I've a Ford. It's up on the North Side. Let's get it and ride. I want to talk to you a long time. We'll go up the Lake." "But it's so late." "But we are never going to see each other again. And I must talk to you a long time. There's so much I want to say." A taxi. A stop-over at Solomon's Drug Store at State and Cedar for a pint of bonded, just in case. To the Ambassador Garage. On through Lincoln Park. Jim is talking now, very judicially, it seems to him: "Betty, you must weigh this very care fully. You are going to meet this man to morrow. You have never lived with him. You have never lived with anybody. He can't marry you, at least not yet. You might not care so much afterwards. You might regret . . ." Jim has argued a few cases, and many points of law, but he has never argued as he is arguing now. Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth. He is still talking, superbly, fluently, persuasively. Betty hangs on every word. Two O'CLOCK. Win- netka. It seems to Betty to be time to turn back. Jim would have talked all the way to Waukegan. So he keeps on talking through Kenilworth, Wilmette, Evanston. "You say this town you live in is impos sible, utterly impossible without this man. Leave it all. Stay here in Chicago. Get a job. Get a room at the Y.W.C.A." The religious side of Jim's nature comes to the fore. "But, Jim, then we might see each other again, and that would be too terrible, after what we told each other." "Oh, we needn't, Betty. Chicago is an awful big town. And we could pretend not to know each other. You'd meet lots of nice people here. I may be married to Rosemary and living in Lake Forest." "That's right. You'll probably be mar ried." Did Jim detect a note of wistfulness in Betty's voice? He guesses not. "Take my advice, Betty. End this thing tomorrow. Stay here." "Oh, I couldn't do that, Jim. It's sweet of you to suggest it, but ..." Three o'clock. They near Wilson Avenue. They have not been driving very fast. Sally's Waffle Shop never closes. Jim has talked so much that (Continued on page 50) May, 1934 25 GOLF May May May May 8 — Opening C. D. G. A. handicap at Ridgemoor. 14 — United States Open qualifying round, Olympia Fields 17 — C. D. G. A. handicap at Slcokie. 24 — C. D. G. A. handicap at Edgewood Valley. BOXING May 28— World's welterweight championship, Jimmy McLamin, welterweight cham pion, vs. Barney Ross, lightweight champion, 15 rounds, at New York. TRACK May 18, 19 — Western Conference outdoor track and field championship meet, Dyche Stadium, Northwestern. May 26 — Outdoor quadrangular meet at Chicago (Chicago, Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Ohio State). RACING May I to May 23, inclusive, Aurora, seven races daily; eight races each Saturday. May 23 — $10,000 Illinois Derby, Aurora. May 24 — Opening Washington Park, Homewood. COLLEGE BASEBALL May 2 — Chicago at Illinois, Indiana at Purdue. May 3 — Indiana at Purdue. May 5 — Chicago at Purdue (Doubleheader), Illinois at Michigan, Iowa at Minnesota, Northwestern at Wisconsin. May 8 — Illinois at Chicago. May I I — Wisconsin at Chicago, Purdue at Indiana, Northwestern at Iowa, Ohio State at Michigan. May 12 — Wisconsin at Illinois, Northwestern at Iowa, Ohio State at Michigan. 14 — Indiana at Chicago. 16 — Illinois at Purdue. 17 — Michigan at Indiana. 18 — Chicago at Northwestern, Michigan at Purdue, Wisconsin at Minnesota. 19 — Northwestern at Chicago, Michigan at 'Illinois, Wisconsin at Minnesota. May 22 — Northwestern at Illinois. May 25 — Iowa at Wisconsin, Minnesota at Northwestern. May 26 — Purdue at Chicago, Indiana at Michigan, Iowa at Wisconsin, Minnesota at Northwestern. May 30 — Indiana at Ohio State, Minnesota at Iowa, Wisconsin at Northwestern. May 31 — Minnesota at Iowa, Indiana at Ohio State. June 2 — Chicago at Wisconsin, Iowa at Michigan. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL National League American League 3 4 5— Boston vs. Cubs, Wrigley Field. APril 30, May I— Cleveland vs. White Sox, Comiskey Park ,' -,' o DL-i A„\„U\* wc r, kc \w • i c- u MaY l7- I8. 19— Philadelphia vs. White Sox, Comiskey Park 6 7. 8 — Philadelphia vs. v^ubs, Wrigley Field. u ' -,« »>. «-» r> . w/l-i. c r- • L„., D»,l ' ' .„ „ u r- . Z,. i r- i i MaY 2°. 21, 22 — Boston vs. White Sox, Comiskey Park. 9, 10, II, 12— Brooklyn vs. Cubs, Wrigley Field. MaJ 23, 24, 25— New York vs. White Sox, Comiskey Park. 13, 14, 15— New York vs. Cubs, Wrigley Field. May 26, 27, 28— Washington vs. White Sox, Comiskey Park June May May May May May S r % ' May May May May May 30, 31 — Pittsburgh vs. Cubs, Wrigley Field. 26 2, 3 — Detroit vs. White Sox, Comiskey Park. The Chicagoan This and That in Sports The Gamut from the Derby Through to Mr. Whitten By Kenneth D. Fry THE blame rests squarely on the six teenth earl of Derby, known to you as Frederick Arthur Stanley of Pres ton, K. G., G. C. B., G. C. V. O., P. C, A. C. D. to the king, J. P., and LL. D. Since the battle of Bosworth in 1485, in which the first earl of Derby distinguished himself, has been fairly well settled, and since the fate of Mary Queen of Scots was definitely concluded by the fourth earl, it remained for Lord Stanley, general governor of Canada, to spend $32.50 for a pewter mug known as the Stanley Cup, which eventually caused this correspondent to twitch every time the 'phone rang for fear there would be another voice at the other end saying, "So you can't' take it, eh?" The apologies heretofore mentioned in this department whenever this so-called prognosticator bellowed in stentorian tones that the Black Hawks would be lucky to fin ish with an even break have been dis patched, in big bundles, to the proper parties. It might be well to state, here and now, that this erstwhile journalist was wronger than hell. And, incidentally, ad mits it, which might be an object lesson to others of the craft. When little Mush March volleyed the disk into the net at the Stadium for the most important goal of the season, giving the Black Hawks the Stanley Cup, the zenith was reached in hockey around this town. And it might be worth repeating that the acquisition of Lionel Connacher was the dif ference between just another Hawk club and the team which won the Cup. Further more it is high time that the powers who control hockey here see the light and loosen up to the extent of providing another fran chise. With which crack, the hockey season is closed, insofar as this correspondent is concerned. May? Nice month, May. Violets come out, or something. It is also the month of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Ross-McLarnin fight. On second thought, I believe violets come and go in April so we can skip 'em. Then there's the Derby, which is just another horse race. Excepting, of course, that it's the opening big stake event for three-year- olds, that it's around sixty years old, and that it's the high-powered magnet for horse men and other folk to the extent of fifty to one hundred thousand people. On May 5 lots of people, to the extent of 40,000 which the papers will call 80,000, will crowd the whitewashed rail at ram shackle old Churchill Downs, on the out skirts of Louisville, to verbally whip home a filly named Mata Hari, if the track is fast, or a colt called Sir Thomas, if the going is gooey. Permit me that much of a guess. A few days ago, there died a horse named Regret. She was 22 years old and it was in 1915 that she won the Kentucky Derby, the only lass who ever caught the winning judge's eye in that historic race. In this year's event there's that Dixiana Farm filly, Mata Hari. She's fast at the start and given a dry track, she'll gather enough yardage to hold off the stretch challenges of Singing Wood, Sir Thomas, Riskulus, Cavalcade, Boy Valet (Doesn't this man Bradley ever get enough of that Derby dough?) and the rest of the field. If you like them at long odds, take a chance on William Woodward's Revere. If you don't like Mata Hari, then go pick yourself a blonde. And I hope by this time that McNamee has learned that Man o' War never ran in the Derby. If I hadn't sold my bicycle in a moment of drunken wayward ness, I'd pedal eastward to take in the im pending fisticuffs between Barney Ross, the lightweight champion from the west side, and Jimmy McLarnin, welterweight title- holder, who is on his way to being an American citizen. This will be held in New York on May 28, barring postponements. It is the juiciest fistic tidbit of the year, more alluring than the Carnera-Baer heavy weight scuffle. At least, we know that Ross and McLarnin will fight, once they climb through the ropes. McLarnin is crossing, or has crossed, the great divide. It's all downhill on the other side. He hasn't fought since he took the title from Young Corbett last summer. Ross has been fighting and hasn't yet reached the peak. Information reaches these old ears that Barney is in a slump. We all get 'em. Perhaps this is the time Ross will run into more than his share of trouble. Certainly he has been picked to lose often enough, only to emerge with a bucketful of points and a victory. McLarnin is the most dan gerous fighter Ross has ever faced, but he pushed Petrolle around, and Billy of the In dian blanket is no mollycoddle in any league. I do not agree, an old habit of mine, with Eddie Geiger that this will be the big test for Barney to prove whether or not he's a real champion. Certainly Barney has proved that. If McLarnin beats the boy, it will merely prove that McLarnin is a better fighter — that particular time. Anyhow, as far as this department's concerned, it's Ross, by a deci sion, and as usual apologies are bundled for delivery. Since this seems to be a "getting out on a limb" department, what with spring and everything, I might just as well go wrong on baseball. I see by the papers that the Giants are 8 to 5 and the Cubs 5 to 2 in the National league. Also that Washington and the Yankees are 6 to 5 in the American league. Permit this contrary devil's disciple to say, standing flatfooted and waiting for a drink, that the Cubs and Yankees will meet in the World's Series. Chuck Klein will do that much for the Cubs. Heaven only knows how the Yanks will make it, what with Babe Ruth tuning up for the micro phone, but they will. Like long shots? Then a dime or two on Boston in the Na tional and Detroit in the American will get you plenty. Outside of the Black Hawks' Stanley Cup victory, the high spots of the last few weeks were Glenn Cunningham's miraculous jaunts of one mile each, in both of which he was timed at 4:08.4, and Bobby Jones' return to more competition than he could handle down in Georgia. There is something spectacular about a record mile run. You know it be fore the race is over. There was something sad about Jones' return to golf. You knew that, too, before it was over. Jones' defeat will live longer than Cunningham's record, which is also sad. Tears are flowing freely. Some time ago, this correspondent sat in the office of Mr. C. W. Whitten, who is secretary-treasurer of the National Federation of State High School Athletic associations. It was a friendly enough conference, withal, but this scribe, running true to form, tried to start an argu ment by inveigling from Mr. Whitten the reasons for killing off such a sports event as the U. of C. national prep basketball tournament. There didn't seem to be much sense to it. Reasons, of a sort, were mentioned, none of them, to my simple mind, good. Now the University of Chicago has cut out its na tional prep track and field meet, all because this federation does not support it, which means that the high school body has told its members to lay off. Although I am very firmly against what is known as over-emphasis of athletics, I am also of the very firm opinion that these na tional meets do far more good than harm. If there is any harm. I think Dr. Wirt would be just the fellow to turn loose on Mr. Whitten's organiza tion. Excepting of course, that there's apparently no brain trust to fight. May, 1934 27 Cinema Millennium The Films Find the Virtue of Variety By Willia M R . Weaver EVIDENTLY the picture people have noted the talk about cinema cycles and liked it not. The baker's dozen of contemporary productions are of as many kinds. I'm sorry that each of them is not a generic best, but variety is not without cost. Quality quotient notwithstanding, the cur rent status of the local screen is something to write a piece about. Since the piece would wind up with the assertion that it's a grand time to go to the cinema, a buyer's market in the full sense, I'll skip the build up and spare both of us a brace of para graphs. Probably Riptide is the kind of picture that the kind of people who buy this kind of magazine will like best in the present list (entries closed April 18). It's a mature, well dressed, smartly phrased and not im possibly artificial drama. Norma Shearer, Herbert Marshall, Robert Montgomery and a lot of other nice people sin and suffer pleasantly enough to satisfy and soothe the uneasiest audience. Miss Shearer seems to be gaining talent with the years. Mr. Mar shall still awaits his earned casting but this one is better than his usual lot. One likes Montgomery or doesn't. He makes me a little ill. I have an idea that you'll like Wild Cargo, too. Frank Buck has a monopoly on this jungle business and it possesses, admit it or not, a primitive interest. Distinguished as the only white man who didn't see his Bring 'Em Bac\ Alive, I'm unqualified to say whether this is better, but I shouldn't want you to miss it. The elephant hunt, alone, is worth your evening. On the well press-agented theory that our best minds are wont to relax habitually in the persual of detective fiction, I argue that readers of this erudite publication will revel luxuriantly in the finely spun plot of The Crime Doctor. It has one of those hitched- on endings, for the benefit of the little old ladies in black satin, but the play proper is an adroit treatment of the perfect-crime idea and Otto Kruger, principal, adds sub stantially to his increasing stature as a performer of uncomplimentary assignments. See it from the first, of course, or not at all. (Better see them all that way.) I'm at odds with the cinema critics of the lay press in the opin ion that Dar\ Hazard merits intelligent attention. They pronounce it lousy. I say it's swell. An unvarnished tale of an un- glorified gambler's ups and downs portrayed by the unvarnished Edward G. Robinson, I recommend it unreservedly and sue me if I'm wrong. Men in White is a long, meticulously MAGNIFICENT DOROTHEA WIECK, STAR OF "CRADLE SONG", WHO IS REPORTED (TO THE SHAME OF AMERICAN CINEMA) RELEASED FROM PARAMOUNT CONTRACT made and unquestionably authenticated testimonial to the nobility of the medical profession. Clark Gable, very sweet and sterilized, and Jean Hersholt, a credible surgeon as he is a credible anything, talk a lot and doctor a lot and prove, at long last, that humanity is the most important thing. Myrna Loy is in and out of the plot, too, representing the call of domesticity or some thing, and the picture is staged in a hospital it would be a pleasure to die in. I'm too staunch a believer in the nobility, sacrifice, service and related virtues of the medical profession to believe that it requires, wishes to receive or subscribes to any such unctuous treatment of the subject as this. As enter tainment the picture is as amusing as an appendectomy. Another admirable body of men, the British army, is glorified less wisely than well, and to the literal death, in The Lost Patrol, a sombre study in devotion to dumb duty enacted by an all male cast in a desert setting. Victor McLaglen is the chief vic tim of this studio mistake. He is co-victim, by the way, of an only slightly less offense against civilized interest entitled 7\[o More Women, another — please, the last — of the Lowe-McLaglen descendants from What Price Glory. They're rival deep sea divers this time and neither is drowned. Sorry. A certain grudging acknowledgment of skill, if that's the word, is wrung from this typewriter by the crea tors of the thing called Search for Beauty. The story exposes — and high time, too — the nefarious objectives and dubious methods of the muscle magazines which conduct contests and otherwise exploit physical de velopment. Wherefore the producers of this worthy work, presumably to the end that the point be positively made and for ever clinched, prefaced their undertaking by conducting a precisely parallel contest, on an international scale, with the result that the finished film offers more and better legs, male and female, than are to be found in the archives of the venerable and relatively respectable Police Gazette. Ah, well — Good Dame is a plain little picture wherein Fredric March goes back to sus penders and Sylvia Sidney verifies the title. It's about carnival folk and slangy and could happen. Maybe you'd like it. She Made Her Bed is the current effort to recapture the spirit that made State Fair a hit. It misses. I assume that you have not waited for my advice on such foregone conclusions as George White's Scandals and It (Continued on page 52) 28 The Chicagoan The Recovery Musical A Summary of Rncouraging Symptoms B v Karleton Hackett i'igimv ::: '#::¦ s;J -Smv. ¦ m ¦ : : . ; Sii>.- • m s .¦:: Vm Mm : "ym^m .. fri' > Mm y SI' -MB m, • m ' : im HSM m JVI „• { I LUCREZIA BORI, LOVELY OF VOICE AND A GREAT ACTRESS, LOOKS HER MOST DISTINGUISHED AS THE DUCHESS OF TOWERS IN TAYLOR'S "PETER IBBETSON" THE Chicago Symphony Orchestra made a happy gesture by inviting their subscribers to be their guests at Orchestra Hall as part of the festivities of the close of the season. It was a free-will offering, without money and without price, on the part of the orchestra, and their guests evidently accepted in the right spirit. The affair was quite expressive of the mood of the day, since a season which had opened dubiously in point of paid attend ance and which in mid-season seemed to promise nothing for the future save disso lution, nevertheless ended joyously. The committee on rehabilitation which took hold some weeks ago made such a success of their labors that, at least for the time being, the orchestra is still a going concern. Enough money was raised to take care of the deficit, since the sum needed to com plete the total is negligible and can easily be found. Also, the prospects are so re assuring that formal announcement has been made that the orchestra will continue. Two months ago this was by no means sure. Every major sym phony orchestra in the country has been, and most of them still are, in serious finan cial difficulties. The old lordly days have passed away. No longer is it possible for a few men to get together, decide what they wish to do and pay out of their own pock ets for their fancies. If there remain a few such they would hardly have the nerve, things being as they are, to admit it. Everything must be readjusted on a broader basis, not only financially but in all other respects. The character of these or chestral institutions will have to be changed. For good or for ill, they will have to popu larize themselves in every department. This community numbers for orchestral pur poses something in the neighborhood of four millions of people; enough to maintain the orchestra in flourishing condition if their in terest can be aroused and their goodwill won. The new spirit in which the authori ties have gone at the matter suggests that they have seen a light; have realized what must be done and are tackling the job ac cordingly. Power to them. All this was sensed in the invitation performance which was offi cially entitled The Orchestra at Play. It was the first time the orchestra has ever given a public exhibition of its specialties in the stunt line. Many of these stunts have been in the repertoire of the orchestra for years and brought out on appropriate occa sion, but always in private for most select audiences. There was considerable doubt as to the propriety of such a public per formance; fears lest it should be held un seemly and lead to a loss of prestige. These doubts must have been swept away by the tumultuous success of the experiment. The audience, and it had been most expertly hand-picked that the desired quality might be assured, had a grand time and remained till the last dog was hanged, which interest ing event occurred at a late hour. Well, why not? Why is it not alto gether right and proper for a great sym phony orchestra to show its powers in the lighter vein once in a while? It was not merely the comic stunts, since, entertaining as they were, nevertheless they formed by no means the principal business of the evening. The main thing was the beautiful playing of a number of the more popular pieces. These were given with such grace and skill as to make them altogether charm ing. It was good music, yet music that any body could enjoy. And did this distin guished audience enjoy it? They did. Frederick Stock is a master showman and on this occasion he let himself go. Eric De- Lamarter, the assistant conductor, seconded him most ably, and the men all pitched in with a will. It did everybody good. There was hardly an individual present who did not leave with the determination to come again because he had had a good time. Well, should it not be at least one of the essential purposes of a symphony orchestra to show forth the charm of music and make people wish to hear more of it? The regular season has brought itself to its close with a series of brilliant concerts. Soldout houses and enthusiasm in the public. Two solists there were, Vladimir Horo witz and Nathan Milstein, of the desired quality. Horowitz made an event of his playing of that old warhorse, the Tschai- kowsky piano concerto, and also sold out the house; which two facts together ought to condemn him to something or other. And what an accompaniment Mr. Stock gave him! The combination gave the public something to lick their chops over and they vented their emotions with raucous cries. It is terrible that a symphony orchestra pub lic will thus erupt over Tschaikowsky. Why, these people very likely would love The Song of The Lar\. Raising the standards of the public is a trying job for the conscien tious young, but they seemingly never tire in well-doing — if only they could make the people believe. (Continued on page 63) May, 1934 29 Jeritza As Fishermaid And notes on Post-Raster Renaissance in the Theatre By William C. Boyden THERE is one good old stage custom which gives this humble scribbler an acute and definitely localized pain. I refer to the practice of casting venerable actors and actresses as verdant young lov ers in the first heyday of young maturity. No producer would cast Wallace Beery as Puck, or Kate Smith as Little Eva. But it is regarded as smart stuff to offer Maude Adams at sixty-five in the role of the twenty year old Portia, Katharine Cornell at forty in the part of the adolescent Juliet, or William Faversham at seventy as the virile young Bassanio. As I have used Shakespearian characters for examples, it will be contended that a thespian must be at least forty before he or she can under stand the Bard. This theory, so often advanced, I respectfully and with Nath- anian vigor suggest is hooey. If you would rather see Ethel Barrymore or Jane Cowl as Juliet than, say, Katherine Hepburn or Margaret Sullavan, then our paths must diverge. To say that a young actress can not be taught to read intelligently the lines of Shakespeare is to say that Professor Kittredge of Harvard is wasting his time analyzing six plays of Shakespeare a year for the benefit of several hundred college juniors and seniors. Madame Jeritza has a very big voice. In fact, one of the biggest. Consideration of said voice belongs in the department of Professor Hackett, to whose sapience you can now turn, immodestly assuming you have not already perused his column. Here it can only be said that her voice belongs on the operatic or concert stage. More than a voice is required for operetta, a medium demanding above all the element 'of romance. My prejudice to the contrary, Annina has much to recommend it. There is Allan Jones, Chicago's favorite tenor, growing in vocal and dramatic stature with every engagement. After but two years on the stage young Mr. Jones appears to have but little competition in his field. Then, Paul Haakon, a dancer who might well find a place in the Monte Carlo Ballet, here offering delightful numbers with the grace ful and willowy Albertina Vitak. Other features, Jack Good and Margaret Lee, clever young dance team; a beautifully ac coutred and well drilled chorus; lavish scenery; and a Friml score worthy of its splendid rendition. They used to refer to dramas like The Shining Hour as "prob lem plays." The term is now as obso lete as mah jong or stock- brokers. But customers leaving the Selwyn are indulging themselves in the same kind of dialectics as A NEW PORTRAIT, BY JAMES HARGIS CONNELLY, OF CONRAD NAGEL, STAR OF "THE SHINING HOUR", WHOSE NAME IN THE CAST OF A PICTURE OR PLAY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A TRADE-MARK FOR HONEST, SINCERE AND INTELLIGENT ACTING taxed the intellects of our mothers and fathers as they pondered the issues raised by such a play as Eugene Walter's The Easiest Way. The current mental masti cation seeks to swallow the problem of whether or no a young wife should kill her self because her husband has fallen in love with his brother's wife. And, if so, should the errant but noble husband take his sister- in-law away from a perfectly good hus band because "Judy must not have died in vain." Your guess as to the ethical, do mestic and social implications in this situa tion is as good as mine. And doubtless we could thrash the question out over several long high-balls and still not agree. All of which makes The Shining Hour an inter esting evening of theatre-going. It is not a great play, but a good one, particularly when viewed as the work of a young man in his mid-twenties. Even if the resigna tion of middle age may quarrel with the youthful and radical idealism which pic tures an all-transcending love justifying the most violent domestic upheaval, there is still in the play a sympathetic and shrewd observation of solid British country folk, dialogue which flows smoothly and a spot or two of genuine humor. My observations in my first paragraph about miscasting for age apply in some de gree to the habit of miscasting for national ity. I feared the definite Americanism of Conrad Nagel might militate against his appropriateness in an English story. To Nagel's credit it must be admitted that he makes a very acceptable Britisher. As the love-harassed husband, he acts with charm, honesty and emotional power. The rest are English, although Violet Heming has been in this country for years. Miss Heming is right as the disturbing Mariella. She is beautiful, poised and knows every phase of acting technique. (Continued on page 59) 30 The Chicagoan A NEW POLO, SKETCH MADE AT SANTA BARBARA BY R. H. PALENSKI, THE DISTINGUISHED CHICAGO ARTIST Polo Parade The Rast and West Come to Grips By Jack McDonald SUPERLATIVES come all too easily to a sports writer. Years of writing up events, most of which range from the mediocre to the lousy, dull the sharp edges of a writer's adjectives, but when a real top attraction comes to town — such as the pres ent polo tournament — what a grand feeling it is to dig up those long abused terms of grandeur — colossal, scintillating, breath-tak ing, stupendous — and apply them to an attraction that really merits praise. At this writing the National Matches and the highly touted East-West Classic have not been played, but one doesn't have to be a crystal gazer or a rag-headed Swami to prophesy that these games will provide thrills and out-draw even the record break ing National Indoor Tournament staged here last year. The scene is set, the actors in this equine drama ready for their cues, and packed houses will be on hand every night to cheer the battlers on. And if the Western Elim inations may be used as a standard, the Na tional Matches should furnish the fastest indoor polo ever seen in the Middle West. Records were set and new stars crowned in the play-offs, and with such a tasty entree, fans are expecting, and probably will get, a wonderful dessert in the Nationals. Winston Guest's famous team, The Op timists, were eliminated in the Eastern Divi sion Games by the powerful New York Athletic Club team, but Winston will be here to play in a special East-West game. There is a possibility that Stewart Ig![ehart and Michael Phipps, who played on the Open Championship team of last year, will be able to come to Chicago for one or two special matches. With the New York A. C. team of Clarence Combs, W. G. Reynolds, and A. B. Borden will come George Oliver, who, with Guest, will make up the Eastern team in both the senior and the East-West affair. George Oliver is a personal friend, but even if he were not, I would still think him one of the finest young polo players in the game today, a chap who will some day be a ten goal man, and we'll bet on it. The Eastern boys are bringing twenty four head of ponies with them, and if they are equal to the ponies brought . west last year, they will far outclass our best mounts. These ponies travel first class, in all-steel parlor horse-cars, deeply bedded in straw, and drawn by one of the extra fare passen ger trains. So a polo pony doesn't have such a tough life after all. William H. Nichols, Jr., last year an effete Easterner, but now a full fledged Westerner, will be playing on a Chicago team and, if his ponies arrive in time, will do his share toward keeping some of the Polo Association's Trophies in the neighborhood. The make-up of the Western team is as yet undecided, but the senior berths will be divided between Nichols, Herbert Lorber, Lieutenant Larry Smith, and Captain C. Wilkenson. Captain Max well Corpenning is out of town at present but may return in (Continued on page 51) May, 1934 31 MXk THE FIREPLACE FORMS THE CENTER OF AN ATTRACTIVE GROUPING OF FURNITURE IN THE W. A. PULL MAN, JR., RESIDENCE IN LAKE FOREST. THE WALLS ARE PARTLY PANELLED AND PAINTED CREAM COLOR, AND ARE PARTLY COVERED WITH AN INTERESTING WALL PAPER IN BOTTLE GREEN AND CREAM, COPIED FROM AN OLD HISTORIC PAPER FOUND IN MARBLEHEAD. DEEP RED CHINTZ COVERS THE WING CHAIRS. THE MAIN HALL RUNS STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HOUSE, THE BACK DOOR FRAMING A DELIGHTFUL PICTURE OF A FLOWER GARDEN. QUAINT-PATTERNED WALL PAPER, SIMPLE FURNISHINGS, BLACK AND YELLOW CHECKED RAG CARPETING ON THE DARK RED TILE FLOOR, CARRY OUT THE SPIRIT OF AN EARLIER PERIOD PROCLAIMED BY ARCHED DOORWAYS AND FURNISH THE KEYNOTE OF DECORATION. PHOTOGRAPHS BV FUERMANN U ; v*. tiir,- ? ¦ •' . *» < ill THE LAKE FOREST RESIDENCE OF W. A. PULLMAN, JR., DESCRIBED IN THE ACCOMPANYING ARTICLE TROWBRIDGE The Manor Manner A Country Home of Charm and Distinction By Kathryn E. Ritchie CITIES, I find, are full of wistful folk dwelling in apartment houses who crave little gardens, wide verandas, green lawns and great old trees. Or it may be a sunny dining-room they yearn for, with a view across a valley toward rolling green hills beyond; or a spacious library lined with books where there is always a log fire burning, and easy chairs and lamps for reading. You'll frequently come on them — almost any Sunday — driving aim lessly up and down the less-used lanes and byways of the suburbs looking out at all the houses and making mental note of those they'd like to live in. This one appeals be cause of its long, low sweeping lines sug gesting space, oak-panelled walls, and gen erous fireplaces; that one because it has the look of houses in the English Cotswold dis trict; the next, because it is quaint and white and overrun with flowers. Lake Forest is a spot where house col lectors love to go on Sundays and where others find a beautiful section in which to build their homes. Its streets curve and wind about in a most confusing and de lightful fashion, and are overarched with trees. There are glimpses down wooded ravines where an occasional rustic bridge makes a charming picture; there are the high bluffs with the waves of Lake Mich igan running up on the white sand below, and miles and miles of sparkling blue stretching out to a far horizon in the east. It's a place for homes, with lawns and gardens, with fires of cheer burning on their hearths, and life and joy and laughter romping through their halls. Among those you'll find there, if you are a house-collector, you must surely notice one, an exceedingly gracious home like place— two houses, really — a smaller one joined to a larger by a passageway which has a bird-house perched jauntily on top like a little cupola, and the figures of two cats making toward it across the roof. White shingles, shutters of a deep bottle green at the small-paned windows, peaked gables and generous chimneys rising from the center of each house proclaim them to be of an earlier generation. And those who know the history of the place tell of the little house having been built originally as a sort of study or place of FUERMANN THE PASSAGEWAY retreat where the bachelor member of the household could flee on occasion from the too feminine atmosphere of the big house. Perhaps you can picture him strolling across the lawn, or scuttling under the trees on a rainy day to find refuge in his study, for there was no passageway joining the two houses then. That is an addition which the present owners made. It has taken skillful work on the part of the architects to create from these two old Victorian structures so typical of the early eighties in the middle west the dis tinguished dwelling that it is today. The little house today, instead of being a place for solitary thought, is dedicated to more social purposes. It has on the first floor, in addition to a small flower-room, a delightful book-room with pine panelled walls, hand hewn beams, and a fireplace with an old Dutch oven in it, a swinging crane, and two Hessian soldiers standing guard as andirons. A couch and easy chairs before the fire, colorful hunting prints on the walls and gay hooked rugs make it the per fect spot for informal entertaining or re laxing with a good book before the fire. One of the attractive features of the main house is the hallway which runs straight through the house from the front to the back, providing from the front door a delightful vista of a flower-garden in the rear. Arched doorways proclaim the early period of architecture, a feeling which is carried out by the simple type of furniture, the black and yellow check rag carpet on the floor and stairs, and the quaint figured wallpaper in tan, (Continued on page 64) May, 1934 33 In addition to their aged and bonded whiskey celled in the arts of smoothness, flavor and pal- content, G & W FIVE STAR, THREE STAR atability since 1832. ..the stars simply indicate and TWO STAR also embody the century-old those delicate distinctions in blending required skill and experience of a distillery that has ex- by distinctions in taste and in pocketbook. Gooderham Sf Worts, Limited • DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U. S. A. Distributed by OVERSEAS AGENCIES, LTD., 63 E. Adams Street, Chicago, 111. 34 The Chicagoan utome on the UXange By Willard D. Plant IF ONE WISHES TO SPEND A VACATION THAT IS TYPICALLY AMERICAN WITH FULL, CAREFREE DAYS AMID GLAMOR, ROMANCE AND TERRIFIC SCENIC BEAUTY THERE ARE OUR GREAT NATIONAL PARKS WITH BROAD PLAINS AND TALL MOUNTAINS, PINE FOR ESTS AND RUSHING TROUT STREAMS, CLEAN AIR AND CLEAR SUN SHINE. AND SPRINKLED AROUND THE NA TIONAL PARK REGIONS ARE COUNTLESS DUDE RANCHES WHERE STILL LIVE THE PICTURESQUE TRADITIONS OF THE GREAT WEST. AND THEN, TOO, THERE ARE EXCITING FOREIGN RE SORT SPOTS— BUT AFTER ALL, THE CHOICE IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU ABOVE IS PICTURED ONE OF MOTHER EARTH'S SCENIC WON DERS, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, FROM THE SOUTH RIM. BE LOW, A BEAVER HOME ALONG BEAUTIFUL TRAIL RIDGE ROAD, MUMMY RANGE, ROCKY MT. NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OP ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA PE; AND THE ROCK ISLAND LINES sSk^yii^^i * v*S;**.^ GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY SNOW-TOPPED SUMMITS VIEWED FROM THE FAMOUS GOING-TO-THE-SUN HIGHWAY OF GLACIER NATIONAL PARK CHICAGO V NORTHWESTERN UNION PACIFIC OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER UNUMBERS FOR ACTION; SEEN FROM OLD FAITHFUL INN IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK ¦.-:¦¦,¦¦:. v.*; ¦: NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY DUDES AT THE FOOT OF MONITOR PEAK OF THE ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS NEAR YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 7 ifiwrf-' j - ^ .. ' ' •7 ^ ^: - ¦' , if' i ¦+* : *"v?"* " • i ' S«Sli: §... t MM J00 w NORTHERN PACIPIC RAILWAY DUDES RESTING ALONG THE TRAIL-GLACIER LAKE IN THE MISSION RANGE NEAR MISSOULA, MONTANA DUDES ENJOYING THE COOL WATERS OF THE SWIMMING POOL ON THE H F BAR RANCH NEAR BUFFALO, WYOMING, AFTER A RIDE ALONG THE SLOPES OF THE BIG HORN MOUNTAIN RANGE THE MOON'S RISE ACROSS THE LAKE ROCKIES ON THE OPPOSITE SHORE- THE "NARROWS" OF FLATHEAD LAKE UPON WHICH HIAWATHA LODGE IS LOCATED, THE SHIMMERING BLUE WATERS OF WHICH ARE SURROUNDED BY PINE, CEDAR AND FIR- ONE OF MONTANA'S FINE VACATION SPOTS GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 1TCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY fpINGS OUT THE SILHOUETTE OF THE "OM HIAWATHA LODGE, MONTANA HITTING THE TRAIL— THE START OF A PACK TRIP FROM GHOST RANCH, N. M., WITH COMPLETE EQUIPMENT AND PROVISIONS FOR SEVERAL DAYS AND NIGHTS IN THE NEARBY NAVAJO CANYON SADDLED MOUNTS AWAITING THE GUESTS OF PHANTOM VALLEY RANCH AT GRAND LAKE, COLORADO- READY FOR A RIDE INTO THE MAGNIFICENT EVERGREEN FORESTS OF THE FAR-REACHING RANGE OF MOUNTAINS ROCK ISLAND LINES CHICAGO, BURLINGTON AND QUINCY RAILROAD DOWN THE EVER-WINDING TRAIL TO THE RANCH HOUSE— NEAR EAST ROSEBUD LAKE "CAMP, ALPINE, MONTANA CHICAGO, BURLINGTON AND QUINCY RAILROAD DUDES RIDING OUT FOR A CAREFREE DAY ON THE RANCH OF THE BONES BROTHERS NEAR SHERIDAN, WYOMING ASSOCIATED BRITISH RAILWAYS HIGH ON THE RICHLY WOODED CLIFFS OF THE RIVER WEAR, ENGLAND, STANDS THE NOBLE DURHAM CATHEDRAL HAMBURG-AMERICAN NORTH GERMAN LLOYD DAVOS IN THE GRISONS, SWITZERLAND, IS EQUALLY POPULAR IN SUMMER TIME AND IN THE WINTER MONTHS JAPAN, RADIANT LAND OF BLOSSOM-BEARING TREES, HAS IMITATED THE PRODUCTS OF THE WESTERN MIND AND HAND, GIVING BIRTH IN HER CROWDED ISLANDS TO GREAT BUILDINGS, MODERN COMMERCIAL ENTER PRISES, EXTENSIVE RAIL WAYS AND HIGHWAYS —BUT SHE HAS NEVER NEEDED TO BORROW BEAUTY FROM WESTERN SOIL— WITNESS BEAUTI FUL ENASHIMA, WHICH IS NEAR KAMAKURA A VIEW OF YASHIMA NEAR THE INLAND SEA OF TAKAMATSU WHICH BEARS OUT THE FACT THAT ALL THIS BEAUTY OF JAPAN HAS SPRUNG NATURALLY FROM HER EARTH AND HAS BEEN FOSTERED BY HER BEAUTY-LOVING PEOPLE —A PEOPLE INTO WHOSE RHYTHM AND TRADITION THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS, OR "SAKURA", HAVE STOLEN SO FAR AS TO BECOME A COMPLETE PHASE OF RELIGION HOSTELRIES SUCH AS THIS, THE NARA HOTEL OF THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT RAIL WAYS, AT NARA, ARE A MANIFESTATION OF JAPAN'S NEW CIVILI ZATION. BUT THE NEW ERA IN JAPAN HAS FORTUNATELY NOT CROWDED OUT OF HER RICH EARTH THE ROOTS OF HER ABUN DANT BLOSSOMS OR THE GREEN AND SYM BOLIC TREES IN WHOSE CLUSTERED SECLUSION ONE FINDS SHRINES PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY N. T. K. LINE Take a Pleasure-Planned Trip to BERMUDA on the QUEEN of BERMUDA or MONARCH of BERMUDA Each over 22,400 gross tons y- ^z^z***^ «* ? ¦ **u ;«.-.. f „ «<ijjs." J ,-¦¦¦¦¦ ROUND TRIP Including PRIVATE BATH boats, speed-boats, or on bicycles! Such a trip is only possible when you sail to Bermuda on these great vessels . . . the only liners afloat providing a private bath with every room. And how you will enjoy their Bermuda-planned pleasure facilities, includ ing night-club cafes, cocktail bars, "talkies," ship-to-shore phones! Frequent sailings direct to dock in Hamilton — Apply local agent or Furness Bermuda Line, 307 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago, III. YOUR Furness trip is "pleasure-planned" from the start! Dancing — at sea on a brilliant $250,000 dance deck, ashore at a leading resort hotel! Swimming — at sea in a great tiled pool, ashore at a dozen coral beaches! Sports — at sea on an enormous Sports Deck, ashore on celebrated golf courses, championship tennis courts, in sail FURNESS TRIANGLE TRIPS to BERMUDA and NASSAU fti/i days .... $85 up Daylight day in Bermuda; 11 A. M. lo midnight in Nassau. Stopovers may be arranged at both ports. One way fares to Nassau quoted on request. Sailings MAY 29, JUNE 5, JUNE 14 JUNE 21, JULY 3, JULY 10 I IH\i: VV LEADS THE WAY TO BERMUDA Eminence... connoting superb service, performing prodigies of hospitality. . . in suite or in single room . . .all trie assembly of cul tured good taste and metropolitan savoir faire. Eminence, too, presenting tbe paradox of modest tariffs... single rooms from $4. GEO. D. SMITH • General Manner ON NOB HILL SAN FRANCISCO MAYTIME beckons you TO NEW yORK AND THE ST. REGIS Manhattan's May time climate is glorious and the always interesting metropolis now offers its most delightful sightseeing ride on the Merry-go-round of Life. En joy New York at its best at the St. Regis. Your stay at this distinguished hotel will add immeasurably to your enjoyment and comfort. Here the art of living well is quietly and charmingly managed. Four Dining Rooms, to suit all prefer ences. Roof opens May 3rd. Close to Radio City, Central Park, theatres, shops. Single rooms $5-$6. Double rooms $7-$8. Suites $10. E. 55th St. at 5th AVENUE [ay, 1934 43 gMmxL sXdto qmA a Yw&MeMJuctoj^ . . . said Colonel Robert R. McCormick, famous publisher of the Chicago Tribune . . . "My trip on the Empress of Britain last Summer was one of the most enjoyable crossings of my life. "I like the St. Lawrence route for its speed and for its perfectly delightful scenery. I know of no inland waterway in all the world more charming or more picturesque. Such scenery is a definite extra value of the St. Lawrence route to Europe. "As for the Empress of Britain . . . she is at least one of the finest liners afloat. I could not name one short coming. I like the extra space, which is very notice able. The presence of an expert stenographer was especially appreciated by me, for this enabled me to wire complete articles to my paper every day, In fact, I fear it would be a tiresome process to list all of the little niceties that this great ship provides. Just say she has everything!" BUILT FOR NICE PEOPLE ... The Empress of Britain is designed to please knowing people. Spacious apart ments, 70% with private baths. Marvellous heating and ventilation. Full-size tennis and squash courts. Olympian Swimming Pool. Gymnasiums. SECURE SHIP PLANS, maps, fares from YOUR OWN TRAVEL AGENT or J. C. Patteson, Gen. Agent, 71 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Wabash 1904. GoHaJuaMkdhc Tea in the May fair Lounge, designed in Renaissance style by Sir Charles A Horn Empress-Britain To Cherbourg, Southampton . . . From New York May 15 . ..From Quebec June 16, 30; July 14; August 4, 18. Next Winter . . . West Indies Christmas Cruise . . . Round-the-World Cruise . . . Both from New York. To Read or Not Upturn in the Booh tails By Marjorie Kaye BOOKSTORE sales for the first quarter of 1934 are up from the corresponding period of 1933 some 100 per cent, by admission of the publisher whose statement I choose to credit. While I am as aware as you are that quantity and quality are as remotely related in the field of literature as any- where in the scale of human interests, I am nevertheless encour' aged in the belief that reading and writing are not to be numbered among the lethal victims of radio, cinema and related mechanisms. It is true that a regrettable bulk of the material recently and currently on sale in the bookstores is trash by any other name. Stage and screen dipped their standards too. I believe it might be demonstrated, though, that the publishing houses are already at work upon the job of repairing depression'torn prestige. Unless I misinterpret the signs sadly, the dirt pitchers are about through. All that remains for the publishers to do is to recall a few good writing men from the breadline and fit them out with typewriters and advance royalties. There ought to be a good book in every one of them, now. The books of the month : All My Youth — Poems by Frederick^ Blan\ner — Bren' tano's: A new edition brought out in response to a perduring demand for these charming and evidently deathless verses; a volume of especial interest to Ghicagoans. — E. M. W. Beyond the Street — Edgar Calmer — Harcourt, Brace: A modern novel about life in a city school. It is the author's first; a splendid beginning. Decidedly worth while. — M. K. The Blonde Countess — Major Herbert O. Tardley — Long' mans, Green : Learn about The American Black Chamber from an authority. Major Herbert O. Yardley writes of international intrigue, code deciphering and beautiful women in this spy story. Don't overlook it. — E. L. Covering Two Years — I. V. Morris — Reynal and Hitch cock: This is the first novel by another Chicago born author, twenty-nine, a Harvard man who can write. He knows his Bos ton, New York, London and Paris. The type is small but you will like the book. The story is told in the title. The charac ters are Judith, a maiden of thirty-four, and Morton, a lawyer, forty and a Yale man. — M. K. Dark Angel — Gina Kaus — Macmillan: The underlying theme of this novel is tragedy in any age. Two Viennese sisters find one man their earthly woe. The story is told by the gov erness of the family. Too much tragedy for me. I prefer To- morrow We Part, a very clever story by the same author. — M. K. Decorative Art, 1934 — The Studio Publications, Incor porated: An international compilation of photographs giving a bird's eye view of the past year's developments in modern de sign both in Europe and America as applied to architecture, interior planning, furniture, fabrics, and accessories . An inter esting and stimulating volume for all those engaged in the vari ous countries represented, with a delightfully written forecast of future tendencies written by John de LaValette, who has recently carried out an extensive survey of the decorative arts in the principal countries of Europe. — K. R. Extra — Extra — Henry Justin Smith — Sterling North : Dead' lines and Josslyn, two of the best newspaper books ever written, are republished in a single volume for the information, enter tainment and general satisfaction of an insatiable Smith audi ence. If you missed either of them, say nothing about it, but buy the book and catch up. — W. R. W. Family Cruise — Helen Ashton — Doubleday, Doran: Cruise novels have been the rage during the last few months, but Helen Ashton's Family Cruise easily tops the lot. A charming and humorous romance. — J. McD. Finnley Wren — Philip Wylie — Farrar 6? Rhinehart: A brash, brilliant, learned, penetrant, intelligent, pointed, vera cious, vulgar, pungent, memorable, patient, pitiless, competent, engaging, entertaining and altogether modern novel — W. R. W. Four Prominent So and So's — Ogden 7<[ash — Simon and 44 The Chicagoan HENRY JUSTIN SMITH, AUTHOR OF "EXTRA, EXTRA" AND "IT'S THE WAY IT'S WRITTEN," WHICH ARE REVIEWED THIS MONTH Shuster: Unexpurgated edition in booklet form of Oggie N.'s famous song written for the Dutch Treat Club show. Otto Soglow does the illustrating. And don't be surprised if this little number should take the place of Fran\ie and Johnnie for barroom and kitchen choirs. — D. C. P. It's the Way It's Written — Henry Justin Smith — Sterling North: The book for budding reporters to read before apply ing for that job, for active reporters to read when they've got it, for retired reporters to read if they think they learned all about the game from playing it, and for newspaper readers to read if they care anything at all about the modus operandi of the Fourth Estate.— W. R. W. The Mystery of the Fiddling Cracksman — Harry Stephen Keeler — E. P. Dutton: A Graustarkian romance of suburban Ravenswood, interrupted by a slightly insane Oriental, the com plicated plottings of diplomats, and a nasty old play producer who is about to pirate the brain child of the heroine. It all comes out happily, as Graustarkian novels should, and the happy cou ple set up housekeeping in Hyde Park. — J. McD. Notes on a Cellar Book — George Saintsbury — Macmillan : The late Professor Saintsbury has many delightful comments to make upon wines and other spirituous beverages. Something to have, whether you possess a cellar or just wish you did. — P. McH. Man With Four Lives— William Joyce Cowen — Farrar and Rinehart: The World War furnishes the background of this novel. It is Cowen's first; filled to the brim with romance, thrills and pathos. Virile. Easy to read and hard to forget. — M.K. NlTCHEY Tilley— Roy Helton— Harper fe? Brothers: A good, wholesome story that the whole family can enjoy. Nitchey Tilley is the mountain boy who goes to New York. He's bound to win your affection. Adventure and romance. — M. K. Horsemanship as It Is Today — Sarah Bowes-Lyon — Illus trated by the author — E. P. Dutton: This remarkable volume has just been published in America. It is written by the twelve- year-old daughter of the Earl of Strathmore. The author is the illustrator as well. She knows more about horses than most growivups. Reproduced by photo-lithography as written. Don't miss this book — M. K. PADEREWSKI — Charles Phillips — Macmillan: A book written at the highest pitch of emotional intensity and without need; Paderewski has played such a part on the world's stage that the superlative is not essential, the simple tale having by itself such convincing power. In the political parts Mr. Phillips evidently feels more at home and surer of himself. This story he tells "a IW& Success THE FRENCH CALL THIS SIMPLE RECIPE CHART Send for it — FREE 25 cocktails the whole world loves . . . collected from the smartest bars of Europe and America 'Un succes fou!" Translated into many languages, in demand wherever civi lized people cultivate the art of graceful drinking. Because Bacardi is different. Because Bacardi is smart. Because the chart tells how to mix 25 of the smoothest, most delightful cocktails you've ever tasted — all based on Bacardi. Of course you want a copy of this internationally famous chart for your very own! The American trans lation is now ready for you. And it's FREE! Just let us know you want it. Write to Schenley, Room 407, 18 West 40th Street, New York City. W,< 3cA&ttJuzy D F. / BACARDI yC" xSAN'HAGO * cliB'4 PRESENTATION 'RACA'RD/ Schenley, sole agent in the United States for Compania Ron Bacardi, S. A. May, 1934 45 / v Were you entirely satisfied with ~[ J your figure in the South, in Ber- '3 muda, on the Cruise? Did you find strange little bulges in the wrong places? Did you find a little spare tire around your mid dle? How did you look in your bathing suit? Or did you have a long, hard winter in town...? Has it left you soft and flabby and not at all ready for the uncompromising revelations of summer frocks and briefer- than - ever bathing suits? Take inventory now! Face the mirror and the facts! Be honest with yourself! Tlow will you look in a Bathing Suit 7 Don t you think it would be a fine idea for you to come to Elizabeth Arden's Salon now and get yourself in shape? In less time than you think, she will have you limbered up and trimmed down. You will feel thoroughly alive. ..radiant. ..ready for the zesty things of life. Wouldn't you like to know more about this?Phone Superior 6952 pLIZABETH ArDEN 70 EAST WALTON PLACE • C HI C AG O NEW YORK LONDON PARIS BERLIN ROME TORONTO © Elizabeth Arden, 1934 • with firm grasp and sense of proportion. He makes clear the vital role Paderewski played. But when it comes to the music, he writes on his knees with his eyes reverently lowered, not a favorable posture for the wide view. A well documented book but one which would have had greater value had Mr. Phillips known his music as he knew his politics. — K. H. On Our Way — Fran\lin D. Roosevelt — The John Day Com pany : Heartily recommended to the President's admirers, critics, supporters, deplorers, to citizens generally, to citizens in civilized and uncivilized countries about the globe, to all Washington cor respondents of all newspapers, magazines and sundry periodicals, and especially- — very, very especially — to the editors of The Chicago Tribune.— W. R. W. The Postman Always Rings Twice — James M. Cain — Alfred A. Knopf: Decidedly, in fact away ahead of the hard- boiled, left-wing school of murder story writing, but a fast mov ing and superior sort of thriller. — D. C. P. The Practical Garden Notebook — Ellen Browder Bean — The title does not tell you that the notebook contains index cards, plant records, note paper, a celluloid envelope to protect your precious sheets from soil and an envelope for clippings. About all one needs are a few seeds, bulbs, and a little earth, and then watch your garden grow! And whether you have a garden or not, it would be a smart idea to scan the notebook and learn a few things about gardens. A very workmanlike notebook from Titles of Indexes to the neat celluloid envelope. There will be a great audience for this notebook compiled for beginners, seasoned gardeners and botany students. It would make a very attractive gift. — -M. K. Roman Roundabout — Amelie Posse Brazdova — Dutton: A delightful book. Mme. Brazdova has succeeded in putting onto the pages something of the essential character of Rome, and against this background the war stands out with clear colors. It is a Czech slant on the war, about which most of us know so little, but Mme. Brazdova's heart was in it and she tells a convincing tale. Exciting days. — K. H. Scamper.- The White House Bunny — Anna Roosevelt Dall — Illustrated by Marjorie Flac\ — Macmillan: As nice a bit of bedtime reading for the kiddies as Patricia Ann has given ear to since Hop, Ship and Jump.- — W. R. W. Tender Is the Night — F. Scott Fitzgerald — Scribners : Too tender.— W. R. W. Settled Out of Court — Ronald A. Knox — Dutton: You can skip this mystery story. — M. K. State Names, Nicknames, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols — George Earlie Shan\le, Ph. D. — H. W. Wilson : Invaluable for the reference shelf. A note worthy volume dedicated to Americana. Shelves yearn for vol umes of this order. — M. K. The Story of a Country Boy — Dawn Powell — Farrar & Rinehart : Perhaps a red cellophane cover would help this boy's story overcome the title handicap. Notwithstanding, it is a good story. — M. K. The Third Owl — Robert J. Casey — Bobbs-Merrill : A hard boiled Chicago detective and his co-worker, a newspaperman, are taken from their usual underworld haunts to a beautiful Fox River Valley estate to solve a nasty crime. Good reading, too. —J. McD. Tiger Island — Gouverneur Morris — Dutton: A swell ad venture story. — E. L. Weymouth Sands — John Cowper Powys — Simon 6? Schus ter: Long, very long, but charming and deeply sincere. Pos sibly Powy's best work. — P. McH. Wines — S. Dewey — Makeside Press: A limited edition mas terfully printed and bound and directed, point blank, at the knowing minority to whom the subject is dear. — W. R. W. Wines— Julian Street— Alfred A. Knopf: Mr. Street, ever a student of the arts of wining and dining, has many observa tions to make on wines, their care, selection and use with certain foods, and on wineglasses, cradles, corkscrews. Very complete guide with tables of vintage years and helpful classifications. — P. McH. Who Rules America? — John McConaughy — Longmans, Green : A slant on Hamilton, Jefferson and other famous Ameri can figures which will surprise many. It reads, however, that when McConaughy died suddenly, he had neither completed the • book nor polished up the part already written. — E. S. C. 46 The Chicagoan Old Stuff Chicago in Retrospect By Alexis J. Colman PROCEEDING northward in Lincoln avenue, we looked for landmarks that would recall the Bowmanville that we had known in the '80s, when that modest suburb, sparsely built up, had pickles, roses, sand, flint chips, and not a few Indian arrowheads as its chief products. Nearing Berwyn avenue, on the right, we found what we sought, a familiar building. It was the Berg building, in our day a saloon on the ground floor, a grocery above, reached by broad stairs from the street-level path. There was no sidewalk. Across the avenue from it, in those days, stood the Lyman Budlong residence, back of which were the large, rambling frame buildings of the pickle factory, with their rows of big brine vats containing cucumbers, peppers, and all the rest in various stages. On upper floors girls deftly poked gherkins into hexagonal bot tles, and bottled catsup from the great iron kettle after the tomatoes had been given their first mixing in a long wooden trough in the grove across the company roadway. From the cooperage shop came the constant tap-tap as stout barrels and casks were turned out. The sandy fields all about, and to the west to the Dingee fac tory, were planted in onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and all the other vegetables which were converted into pickles, and in season the families of the locality, men, women, and children, found employment, cultivating, weeding, picking, and also peel ing onions by the bushel in the several homes. Some families kept a cow or two, and it sometimes happened that milk cus tomers complained because Bossy had found the onion peelings. Over East, along Western avenue, a thoroughfare deep in sand, several florists had their greenhouses, Joseph Budlong, Dick Jackson, Abram Jackson, and others. Between Western avenue and Summerdale, for a mile to the Chicago & North western tracks, there was a stretch of rich, level land, entirely devoted to market gardening. Ravenswood, a growing residen tial district, lay to the southeast. Edgewater was then only forest and sand dunes. Here we went one day from Bowman ville with Clyde Leesley, on a wide-tired, low-slung tree vehicle, bringing back for the Leesley nursery one of the big trees from the Edgewater forest. We have spoken of arrowheads. Bowmanville was indeed a locality that yielded very many of them. Philip Schupp, son of the popular Lincoln avenue butcher, and canniest among the collectors, had many fine specimens. Allen's field seemed to be the most prolific. Gone is the country Bowmanville of yesteryear. Now well within the city limits, built up, street after street, with apart ments, there is little indeed to remind one of the onion fields and sandy roads. Gone the pickle factory and the greenhouse. And some would say that the arrowheads have all been picked up. We doubt it. But try to find them now! And where is Allen's field? Truly, the latter half of the century of progress has revolutionized Bowmanville. One of the earlier amusement parks was Sans Souci, at Cottage Grove avenue and Sixtieth street. Not »;$ EHUTLEB Tft PRESS COURTESIES AX SAIS SOUCI TASK, SEASOH OF 19WS •"•"'¦- ¦¦¦"'<¦ -¦¦¦¦ 11 - itrai n to uHAin k. •>-. -&&*»¦* m<4*S&&&£tf. ¦ " Unfurling the centuries in the wake of Spanish galleons! 19 34 SOUTH AMERICA TlMd& S. S. MALOLO FARES from $700 INCLUDING entertainment >ind shore excursions Peru! Chile! Argentina! Uru guay! Brazil! Venezuela! Trini dad! Canal Zone! Guatemala! A mosaic of thrilling Latin lands. • In Buenos Aires during colorful Eucharistic Congress. Here is a voyage of huge dimen sions to meet every demand of the world traveler. Strange cus toms and colorful peoples. Every imaginable mode of living, from thatched hut to marble palace. The whole travel tapestry woven into a background of natural set tings and a stirring historic past. Offered at the best season of the year. Spring will rule below the equator. Gaiety will be at its height. The famous "Malolo" sponsoring your entree with royal regard for your luxurious well-being. Liberal allowance in Cruise fare to passengers joining the Cruise at the Canal Zone. OVER 17,000 MILES 56 Days NOMADING IN TWO OCEANS Sails from SAN FRANCISCO • SEPT. 16 LOS ANGELES • • SEPT. 17 19 34 BALBOA SALAVERRY TRUJILLO CHAN CHAN CALLAO LIMA VALPARAISO SANTIAGO PUNTA ARENAS BUENOS AIRES MONTEVIDEO SANTOS SAO PAULO RIO DE JANEIRO PORT OF SPAIN LA GUAIRA CARACAS COLON SAN JOSE DE GUATEMALA GUATEMALA CITY Let your travel agent give you a brochure that tells fully of this unusual Cruise and the remarkably low cost. Or consult Mati CrH 230 N. Michigan Ave., RAN 8344, Chicago • 535 Fifth Ave., MU 2-3684, New York May, 1934 47 "Certainly, I bathe in it, but I've got a better water for drinking" iWTT was a happy day for me when -¦• I discovered Corinnis Spring Water. Until then I never knew water could taste so good." Bubbling up through hundreds of feet of pure, white stone, Corinnis is naturally pure. It needs no filtering, no boiling, no bitter chlorine to make it safe to drink. Order a case of Corinnis today. It is always crystal clear, always pure and always palatable. It costs but a few cents a bottle. And it is de livered to your door anywhere in Chicago or suburbs. HINCKLEY & SCHMITT 420 W. Ontario St. SUPerior 65 13 (Also sold at your neighborhood store) Corinnis SPRING WATER a very large resort, it nevertheless had many attractions for children and adults, including various coasters, slides, miniature railroad, and mirrors concave and convex, to convulse subject and companions. It was a very popular place, where those who went were entertained simply, and were indeed without care. He was entering the passageway leading into the Chicago 6? Northwestern station when we caught a glimpse of his features. He looked familiar, although we hadn't seen him for nearly forty years. We asked: "Isn't your name Lawrence, and didn't you live in Norwood Park and go to Jefferson High School at Mayfair?" "Ye-es, but how did you know me after all these years?" So we walked along into the waiting room, renewing an ancient school acquaintance, and then stood until his train time, reminiscing, recalling companions and incidents. We talked of the principal, Charles A. Cook, retired and living in California; of Profs. F. W. Plapp and Martin D. Atkins — whose student we had been later at Lake Forest; of Miss Fielding, prim mathe- matics teacher; of Miss S. Alice Judd, teacher of English, a friend to every one of her pupils; of Mrs. Wallis, who taught German; of Miss Harrison, who presided over the mechanical drawing boards. Also of school sports, and Jim told us of events and incidents that had happened after we had left the school. Most interesting of these incidents was his account of a six- round fight, staged in the school basement, and in which Jim himself had been one of the principals. The bout was the result of rivalry on the football team. It was with bare knuckles, the rounds were of three minutes, and each combatant was duly attended by a second. And — among the interested spectators were three members of the faculty! Jim said he didn't come off second best, although for days there were tell-tale greenish' yellow discolorations on his physiognomy. Jim normally had a peachblow complexion, that of a sub-deb, as we well remember. Such an affair could not long remain secret. Jim told us that he and the others were summoned to the principal's office and threatened with expulsion. But Jim countered with a sugges' tion that he might let it become known that three faculty mem' bers attended the bout, and that might not be so good. They all stayed on, and were graduated. Jim is now an executive officer of one of the large public utility holding companies, which, as he carefully explained, is still paying dividends. And where are you going to spend this vacation, Al?" "I think I'll go to the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo." The city editor, signing the advance-salary authorization, was Herman L. Reiwitch, of the Record'Herald, and the prospective holiday-taker was Al Bergener, police reporter, who, despite a withered arm, had distinguished himself as a speedy news-getter on many occasions. The time: early September, 1901. A few days later came the stunning news that President McKinley had been shot while holding a reception at the exposition. The meager bulletins came with especially crushing force into the office of the R'H, for the publisher, H. H. Kohlsaat, had from the first been closer to McKinley than any other news- paper head. Mr. Kohlsaat's part in framing the gold plank is history. He himself was there that afternoon, overwhelmed by the terrible news. Most of his co-adjutors were too flabbergasted to think and act and speak coherently. Reiwitch kept his head, and put in a long-distance call for Buffalo in an effort to locate Ber- gener. While waiting, he was told by the operator that some one was. trying to get him. It was Bergener. He had been in the crowd at the reception. He gave a summary of such details as he knew. Reiwitch steadied him, telling him to write a matter-of-fact story on the assassination — a story as detached as if he were describing a cutting scrape on the west side. That night, with the wires glutted with all sorts of con jectural material from many sources, in came Bergener's story. Many assert that it was the sanest, most lucid description of the assassination printed on that first night. We always under stood, and do not doubt, that it was Bergener who first found out that the name of the assassin was Leon Czolgosz, a person of whom nobody had ever heard before, and who apparently 48 The Chicagoan had counseled only with his own disordered mind, even as did Zangara, whose bullet, intended for President Roosevelt, killed Mayor Cermak. Bergener later became day city editor of the Record'Herald. More recently he has held editorial positions in Cleveland. Mr. Reiwitch, after a long newspaper career, en tered the advertising field, becoming a publicity and institu tional advertising specialist. With his family he lives on the south side. The photograph, taken by Fred H. Wagner, shows Mr. Reiwitch at his desk in 1902. ¦Marshall Field appreciated the beneficial effects of golf, and played often at the Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, even as his right hand man, John G. Shedd, was one of the mainstays at Midlothian. Mr. Field's regular partner was Robert T. Lincoln, head of the Pullman company, though in later years Mr. Lincoln's chief allegiance was to the Ekwanok Country Club, Manchester, Vt., where he spent his summers. One day, during a tournament at Wheaton, Messrs. Field and Lincoln appeared at the first tee, bent upon having one of their friendly set-tos. It was fairly late in the afternoon, but there were still two or three pairs to get away in the tourney. So there was nothing for the merchant prince and the son of the Great Emancipator to do but to await their turn. It hap pened that I was near them. "You're on the Record-Herald1." asked Mr. Field, much to my surprise. "Yes, sir." "How's the paper doing?" was his next query. "Why, I guess it's doing pretty well," was my response. "Hm-m, the Trib's all right, isn't it?" "O, yes, sir." How he knew that I was a reporter, and on the R'H, I do not know. I answered his questions, and if there was more assurance as to the current prosperity of the rival paper than of my own, well, so be it. On two occasions I interviewed Mr. Lincoln. The first was under rather difficult circumstances, when I called at his North Side residence on the occasion of his daughter Jessie's elope ment with an Iowa baseball pitcher named Beckwith. As I recall it, he was not too greatly put out at my temerity in call ing, and as communicative as any other father would have been under like circumstances. The other interview was on some question of the day upon which the K[ew Tor\ Herald wanted him to comment. He said very little; he never was noted for verbosity. For a blind person to find money would seem impossible, yet here is an authentic instance that approaches that very accomplishment. Charles E. Comstock, for twenty years chief of the division of visitation of the adult blind of the Illinois Department of Public Welfare, traveled alone to several eastern cities in 1910, and on the trip acquired $2 of found money. From Chicago he went direct to Boston, where he realized a desire to go up in the Bunker Hill Monument. Thence he started for New York. As his train was pulling into New Haven, a man who had been beside him got out. A little later the conductor, who had noted, of course, that Charlie was blind, stooped beside the seat, saying: "You want to be more careful of your money, young man," and thrust a bill into Charlie's hand. Practically certain that he hadn't lost any of his paper money, as he carried in a wallet in an inner pocket auA LAKE LOUISE- CANADIAN ROCKIES m )tm While Prices Stay Down! YOU'LL find a complete recovery program waiting for you! Abso lute change . . . tingling Alpine air . . . near-to-heaven sunshine . . . snow peaks to climb with Swiss guides . . . trained ponies for trail riding . . . swimming with choice of warm sul phur or fresh water pools, and sun bathing on the terrace . . . tennis on lightning-like clay courts . . . golf, on Banff Springs' mile-high course (with three sets of tees to gauge your game to your own idea of a sporting shot — and two big open tournaments during golf week, Aug. 20 to 25, for the Prince of Wales Cup and Willingdon Trophy) . . .fishing, with mountain trout flirt ing in well-stocked waters . . . motoring on good roads . . . dancing in great ballrooms to perfect music . . . And variety in resorts themselves . . . palatially perfect Banff Springs Hotel — Chateau Lake Louise in a setting of quiet loveliness — and the Chalet Bungalow Camps with their individual cabins, central Chalet and Swiss-like atmosphere. All with marvelous cui sines! . . . Enjoy it this summer while prices linger at the lowest levels. Banff Springs Hotel, European Plan: Single $5.50 up Double $8.50 up. Chateau Lake Louise, European Plan: Single $5.00 up, Double $S.OO up. Emerald Lake Chalet. Amer ican Plan: Single $7.00 per day, Double $6.50 per person per day. Reductions lor stays of one week or more. Special rates tor families. c?o Society A* ^Hi£emMufh (PJletuabounct Top View — Banff Springs Hotel and The Bow Valley. In the Oval— Lake Louise and its snow-trimmed horseshoe mountain backdrop . . . -BARGAIN TOURS- 4 DAYS . . optional: 1 day at Banff, 2 days at Lake Louise, 1 day at Emerald Lake, * _ _ or— 2 days Banff. 1 day each at Lake $H|) LouiseandEmeraldLake. AllExpenses J\J 5 DAYS ... 1 day at Banff, 2 days at Lake Louise, 2 days at Emerald Lake. All Expenses 6 DAYS ... 2 days at Banff, 2 days at Lake Louise, 2 days at Emerald Lake. All Expenses ALL 3 TOURS BEGIN AT BANFF OR FIELD All are first class In every sense of the word. All include transportation from Banff to Field (or Field to Banff), lodging, meals, 126 miles of spectacular motoring. Add Rail Fare Your City to Banff (or Field) $60 *70 Golf Week, August 20 to 25 . . . at Banff Springs Golf Club . . . Prince of Wales Cup and Willingdon Trophy This week has been set aside for tournament play. Any amateur in good standing in any recognized golf club is eligible. The Prince of Wales Cup is played without handicaps. The Willingdon Trophy is played under club handicaps. Winners of both events will receive suitably engraved miniature trophies. Hotels open June 22 to Sept. 10 — Low Summer Round Trip Rail Fares (Return limit Oct. 31) to Banff, North Pacific Coast, California, Alaska. Also Special Short-Limit Round Trip Fares. THOS. J. WALL, General Agent 71 East Jackson Blvd. (Straus Bldg.), Chicago Telephone: W A Bash 1904 May, 1934 GREAT BRITAIN Visit Britain and enjoy the mighty pageant of history, romance and mod ern gaiety all delightfully combined. On one hand a pageant of abbeys and cathedrals such as York, Durham, and Canterbury ... a pageant of fashionable events — Ascot, Epsom, Doncaster, Wimbledon, Ranalagh, Cowes...a pageant of historic shrines — of Shakespeare, Burns, Scott, Milton... a pageant of beauty, in Britain's unmatched countryside. On the other hand, a pageant of gaiety and revelry, night clubs, new hotels, theatres, dance bands that syncopate all Europe, # If the Continent beckons, the British Railways offer a choice of 15 Steamship Routes from England, giving access to all parts of Europe — Paris by the favourite "Golden Arrow" service — Berlin by the famous Harwich routes. & To make it easy for you to choose, we have prepared some interesting holiday suggestions for combined trips in Great Britain, including Steamship, Rail, Hotel accommodations, meals and sightseeing — everything. Here's a sample: For free illustrated literature, with maps and full details write Dept. 14 T. R. DESTER General Traffic Manager ASSOCIATED BRITISH RAILWAYS Inc. 551 Fifth Avenue, New York 30-DAYTOUR-ALLEXPENSES-*420 New York, Liverpool, Lake District, Glasgow, Tros- sachs, Edinburgh, Oban, Caledonian Canal, Inverness, Aberdeen, Braemar, Balmoral, Melrose, Abbotsford, Durham, York, Lincoln, Peterborough, Ely, Cam bridge, London, Southampton, New York. FLYING SCOTSMAN ROYAL SCOT GOLDEN ARROW ASSOCIATED BRITISH RAI LVVAYS ///^. all but that needed en route, and as he always had bills of different denominations folded in different ways, Charlie never- theless thanked the conductor and pocketed the bill. Not until he arrived in New York and showed the bill to a friend did he know its value. He visited us at our boarding-house (we were then on the Herald) and regaled the household with his excellent piano playing. As he expressed a desire to go up in the Statue of Liberty, we accompanied him. The institution for the blind at Overbrook, on the outskirts of Philadelphia, was his next objec' tive, and we got the day off and went with him. The blind boys were having a track meet that day, and we never shall forget the interest the competitive events of these handicapped youths aroused. Charlie went on to Washington, "saw" the "sights," including Senate and House, and went up in the Washington Monument. He returned to Chicago, after stopping off in Cincinnati, completing a most successful journey. It took some nerve to make a trip like that. Scarlet fever deprived Charlie of his sight at the age of eight. His father, all his life a conductor on the Illinois Cen tral, placed the boy in the State School for the Blind at Jackson ville, where he remained eight years, graduating in 1906. For five years, under the sponsorship of the Chicago Woman's Club, he taught adult pupils to read Braille, also weaving, broom- making, and other crafts, besides tuning pianos, giving piano lessons, and accompanying orchestras. Then, with the establishment of the adult visitation division during the administration of Governor Deneen, Comstock was placed at its head. The scope of the work increased so that, whereas the original biennial appropriation had been $10,000, it was $91,000 two years ago when political developments, in which unscrupulous persons probably took advantage of Corn- stock's blindness, caused his retirement, after twenty years of signal service to his State. He is now a member of the teaching staff whcih he formerly supervised. Five to Five Twelve Hours in Chicago By William C. Boyden (Begin on page 23) he has worked up an enormous appetite. Betty has listened so hard that she could eat nails. Two plates of crisp brown waffles. Two steaming cups of coffee. Food brings surcease from problems. "Betty, it's been just too improbable." "No one would ever believe this, Jim." "I think you're a grand girl." "And I didn't know there were men like you." "It's hard to believe we are never going to see each other again." "That's probably what will make us never forget each other." Four o'clock. Jim drives the Ford very, very slowly. Betty shivers a little in the chill morning air. Only to keep warm she moves close. The Outer Drive, the Park, Lake Shore Drive, the Bridge, the Palmer House. But Betty does not go in. There still seems to be things to say. "Think, Betty, tomorrow may change your whole life." "And yours, too, may change. Who knows what may hap pen to Rosemary and you? I hope you come back together." "Betty, you will think over what I have said. I feel so sure you would be wiser to chuck this business." "I will. I'll think about it all the rest of the night. I could never sleep now." Five o'clock. Betty gets out of the car. Jim follows her to the door. "Goodbye, Jim, it's been wonderful, wild, improbable." "Goodbye, Betty. It happened. What more can we say?" They shake hands. A week later. Jim O'Brien pushes his buzzer, the one with the black spot on it. Miss Stone, the cool 50 The Chicagoan stately Office Manager of Middlegraf, Middlegraf, Middlegraf & Creep, opens the door. She is followed into the room by a girl. "Mr. O'Brien, this is Miss Roberts, our new stenographer. She will take your assignment." Miss Stone never loses her poise. But she comes perilously near it at that moment. All because of the incredible behaviour of a young man and a girl. Polo Parade The East and West Come to Grips By Jack McDonald (Continued from page 31) time for one of the games. After the committee has seen the senior team in action they will be better able to choose the strongest aggregation to put in the field against the All-East Team. Although the Senior Team repre senting Chicago is nominally a Chicago Riding Club Team, it will be a coalition outfit that will take the field, all for the good of the cause, "beat the East" being the watchword. The best ponies in the section will be begged or borrowed for the matches and will be loaned to the players able to use them to the best advantage. It's about time that everyone interested in the game became organized, and big things are on the fire. The Polo Committee will have a difficult time picking the Western team, for the five or six men mentioned for positions are all high goal players, and each excels in some particular phase of the game. Nichols is an all-around man, a fine team player, and having that happy faculty of being able to "click" with any team. Lorber is a hard hitting back, driving long shots into scor ing position for his Number One. Even green men playing at One on Lorber's team score heavily. Lieutenant Larry Smith is about the finest polo player around Chicago, and although dropped from a seven goal handicap to four last year, he will undoubt edly be back at seven next season. Captain Wilkenson is a veteran of many high goal tournaments, is well mounted, and is a dead shot in the scoring area. Captain Corpenning, captain of the Chicago Riding Club Team, is sudden death around the goal, able to score from impossible angles, and clever in the corners. As a whole the team looks quite strong on paper, and, luck being with them, should manage a pretty swell fight. The Cleveland Riding Club, with William Fergus, H. Evin- ger, and A. Z. Baker, will represent the West in the Junior Division. Since their defeat of the strong Fort Sheridan team they have been conceded an excellent chance for the National Junior Title. Bill Fergus, the mainspring of the Cleveland Club, has a little mare that has become the pet of the galleryites. A tiny thing, only fourteen-three hands high, Sugar has the heart of a lion and the gall of the devil. Originally a bucking horse in a rodeo, she still thinks that her entrance into the arena should be made with a flourish, bucking, twisting and kicking. It's a grand show, but hard on the grooms, for it takes two grooms to hold her while Fergus mounts, and then the grooms have to scurry sharply to escape her flying heels. One groom was a trifle slow one evening, and though the crowd shouted and whooped with laughter, the groom sulked, for he had to watch the rest of the game standing. As soon as she has made her entrance in the approved operatic prima donnaish manner, she settles down to serious business and is one of the handiest and cleverest ponies of her weight in the game. It's a picture to watch this little half-pint plow into a pony twice her size, and amazing the number of times she is able to take bigger horses off the ball. Major Dick Hunter has had the Armory freshly daubed with paint and bedecked with bunting. Lieu tenant Ray Waldron has coached his staff of ushers in handling large crowds until a subway guard would bite his nails with envy. They have even gone so far as to erect mesh screens along the sideboards, so that when players make a wild dash up the boards with mallets swinging viciously the cash customers will not run the risk of getting socked on the noggin, a most painful affair. All in all, nothing has been spared in making * +* ** ¥ a new WINE AND LIQUOR STORE WORTHY OF THE NAME PALMER HOUSE • In order to serve the thou sands of people who today are seeking a thoroughly reli able source from which to purchase their fine wines and liquors, rare whiskeys and other beverages, the Palmer House announces the opening of the Palmer House Products Shop at 118 South Wabash Ave. on Saturday, May 12th. The Palmer House Products Shop will adhere strictly to the traditions which have made the Palmer House fa mous for more than sixty years. The finest of imported and domestic wines and liquors will be carried in stock. Only straight whiskeys will be sold. A distinctive service, includ ing advice on the selection and serving of wines, will be avail able to host and hostess. Del icacies for cocktail parties and dinners and equipment for correct service are unique con siderations. A telephone and delivery service will be maintained. Call RANdolph 7500. We invite you to inspect this store, and to avail your self of its many innovations. PALMER HOUSE PRODUCTS 118 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE Owned and operated by the Palmer House Co. May, 1934 51 S. S. LURLINE • S.S.MARIPOSA • S.S.MONTEREY ¦ S. S. MALOLO Life at sea running the whole gamut of stimulating en joyment and relaxation. ..On a celebrated Matson-Oceanic liner, ingeniously equipped to help you do it — adding subtle spice to the cocktail hour— conjuring new desire for lingering at dinner — furnishing new examples of com fort in your stateroom. » » By the time you go ashore, you have come to expect magic . . .and you get it in Hawaii — loafing, laughing, living through the most perfect, delight fully cool summer. » » Glamour of great ships — stimulus of the South Seas — economy of low fares — urge you to make your vacation an unparalleled adventure in happi ness in Hawaii, this summer. SOUTH SEAS • NEW ZEALAND AU olKALlA • via Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji Isles and continents of the new world for a new chapter in vacations. Alluring lands of the Southern Cross. Auckland and Sydney, via Honolulu, Pago Pago and Suva— visit them all in 46 days' round trip on the distinguished, new "Mariposa" or "Monterey". Modest fares and all-expense (ship and shore) tours pare cost to new lows. 'ROUND THE WORLD via AUSTRALIA. Now — Luxurious Liners and modest fares on this fascinating new route! Big cut in rail fares and Pullman charges to California enroute to Hawaii. New Zealand, and Australia. Absorbing booklets about travel to Hawaii and the South Seas free at any travel agency or H7lcztio7vJln^*Oc£a^t^ 230 X. Michigan Ave., RAX 8344— Chicago 535 Fifth Ave., MU 2-3684— X^w York. City things comfortable and cozy for the cash customers. Perhaps things are too nice, and the patrons are being pampered a bit; at any rate, murmurings have been overheard about the mesh screens. There must be a sort of masochistic thrill in narrowly escaping a mallet swing, for there have always been large crowds leaning over the sideboards, and they always come back for more. Perhaps the insurance companies put the screens up for their own protection, the big sissies. At last, and muoh to the joy of the Locker Room Brain Trust, Lieutenant Don Rice has been given a chance to show what he can do in a National Tournament. The Brain Trust thinks that Rice is one of the finest Number Ones in low goal polo, not merely because he has scored a number of goals, for that is but a small part of his job, but because he became a perfectly fitting cog in a strange polo combination on a moment's notice. When Lieutenant Cliff Harrison was forced into the boards and broke his leg two weeks ago, Rice took his place in the third period of a pre-championship game, and showed all the confidence of a Hitchcock or a Guest. His bearing steadied the team beautifully, and they went on to win easily. Beauty Over All A Note on the Foreign Situation By Lillian M. Cook RUSSIA recently imported several carloads of lipstick, rouge and other accessories to nature as "window dressing" for - the Soviet government. It was decided that American young women could hardly be sold on the joys of life in a proletariat which barred such important luxuries, and so the ladies of the Soviet are now being encouraged to use the beauty aids that no amount of nationalism can quite replace. German crises and war rumors may keep political Europe in a dither, but they do not disturb the poise of a fraulein on her lunch hour, deliberating long and seriously over a new shade of lipstick, according to Ella M. Pehl on her recent return from that country. Miss Pehl, who has conducted a North side beauty shop for twelve years and is opening a new shop on North Michigan Avenue, went abroad with a postgraduate eye on beauty methods of the Old World, hoping to incorporate some of them in her new shop. She found that the interest in beauty and its cultivation is a quality not subject to time or the course of events. However, in spite of the great demand for such services, and the lengthy apprenticeship required to enter the business, Europe is tech nically and mechanically behind this country in such matters. Miss PehFs new shop will fill an attractive niche in Chicago life with its deep blue floor, its shrimp-colored walls and its view of the drive and the lake. Its formal opening, with tea, is scheduled for May 1. Cinema Millennium The Films Find the Virtue of Variety By William R. Weaver (Begin on page 28) Happened One J^ight. If you have, see them in that order. The first is sprightly, tuneful, well worth several minutes of anyone's time. The second is alert, credible, romantic, slightly juvenile in appeal, but maturely directed and altogether amusing. Jot it down, too, as the picture Clark Gable caught his stride in. More like it will make a star of him. The final paragraph goes to Heat Lightning, in my by no means infallible opinion the sorriest affair to come out of Holly wood since The Great Train Robbery was a first run. Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak and Preston Foster could collect for professional damages if I'm only half right about how bad it is. Skip it for their sake. 52 The Chicagoan MRS. DEAN FISKE COFFIN, FORMERLY MISS WINIFRED DEFOREST, DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. F. BOWDEN DEFOREST, 3240 LAKE SHORE DRIVE, WHO WAS MARRIED ON APRIL 7 Let's Ask H i m A World's Fair Guide Tells All By ROGA N - C AMPBE L L u"]^TO, MADAM, that's not a town out there; that's a I ^^ crib, or an inlet for the Chicago water system." "~ ^ "But that's the lagoon, isn't it?" "No, ma'am, that's the lake." "But the lake is east, I thought." 'That is east." "But this is south, surely?" "No, that's north." "Are you sure?" "Yes ma'am." "Well, isn't that odd! One of us must be turned around. If the sun were only out I could tell. Thanks, anyway." Just to dispel any doubt as to whether or not the above represents the mode of approach of a copy writer trying to sell pocket compasses via the printed word, let me explain that I, the first speaker, was a guide at the 1933 World's Fair; and the lady seeking corroboration for a new and original directional system, was a visitor. I answered questions, expressed opinions, gave advice, joined visitors in predicting, with absolute assurance, our unpredict able weather, and made myself useful in general. And account ing for a goodly number of the questions asked, were, "Is it true that you have to be a college graduate to be a guide?" — "How much do they pay you?" — "How long do you work?" — "Do you really have to be able to speak at least three lan guages?", and the like. After standing up against an eight-hour barrage of this more or less personal inquisition, I continued to dispense this same brand of information at all social gatherings to which I was fortunate enough to be invited. I came, naturally, to the con clusion that as a specimen to be examined, microscopically, by all and sundry, a World's Fair Guide far out-ranked all con tenders. And so, at one bold stroke I intend, please all and All Aboard on the Empire Builder IN m going to rediscover America Glacier National Vark • Instead of Hyde Park for a canter, I'm heading for the trails in the good old American Rockies this summer. Instead of alpine hotels in the Tyrol, I'm heading for the picturesque hotels and chalets in Glacier National Park. And if I get lonesome for the Midnight Sun I'll sail from Seattle on an American ship to Alaska. I'll meet most of my friends in Glacier Park this summer — where the dollar buys so much more than it used to. This is the year to see America. It's National Park year. Take that Western trip this summer . . . never before so cheap Great Northern offers round trip fares too low to ignore. Spend a vacation in Glacier National Park — or see it from the Logan Pass Detour via Going-to-the-Sun Highway in 26 hours on your way to the Pacific Northwest, Alaska or California. For latest information about west ern trips including Glacier and other National Parks — Ask Mr. Moot — Great Northern Travel Offices, 212 S. Clark St., Chicago, Phone Randolph 6700. E. H. Moot, General Agent. GREAT NORTHERN /$**>: Route of the EMPIRE BUILDER Air-Conditioned Dining and Observation Cars & :*™s May, 1934 53 CbttPuL PflLllHR HOUS* NO PARKING WORRIES Our doorman will take your car LYDIA & JORESCO Poets of the Dance IN THE FAMOUS EMPIRE ROOM The Springtime Revue A great, new edition of America's Finest Floor Show, with this star-studded cast: * Lydia & Joresco * Stone and Vernon * Larry Adler * Chauncey Parsons * The Four Californians * Abbott International Dancers * Richard Cole's Fine Music DINNER *2°.° "SuST (Saturdays and Holidays $2.50) Minimum charge $2.00 (Sat. and Hoi. $2.50) 'palmer house shore dinner Served nightly in the ff <f E fl VICTORIAN ROOM*] . EMPIRE ROOM $2.00 An ocean- fresh treat— as delicious as anything you've ever eaten — that's a Shore Dinner at the Palmer House. Choicest seafoods rushed to us by fast express — cooked to your order by skilled chefs — noth ing like it anywhere. EDWARD T. LAWLESS, Manager the editors, to slake this universal striving for truth, and in addition, perhaps, pay the last installment on my typewriter, •by giving herewith the low-down, in unexpurgated form, on Guiding in the 1933 World's Fair. I started to work for A Century of Progress in April, 1933, at fifty cents an hour. I agreed to work all or any part of sixteen hours out of twentyfour when called upon to do so, and to undergo a training period of approximately one week without pay. 1 had, previously, furnished visible proof of being over six feet tall (five-foot-ten was the minimum), attested to military training (required), some college credit but not a degree, and by a simple stroke of the pen, had added ten pounds to my meager frame (180 pounds preferred). I had tried to look as military as possible during the interview, and possibly be- cause of this, or possibly because the interviewer felt in duty bound to hire at least one more before knocking off for lunch, I was taken on for training. Being accustomed to answering the telephone, drawing lop- sided triangles and circles while listening, and otherwise imper- sonating the younger executive, the ensuing eight'hour days of drilling had little or no affect upon me. No affect, that is, with the possible exception of numbing my legs, paralyzing my back, raising a bumper crop of corns, callouses and blisters on my feet, and causing me to fall asleep, instantly, every time I sat down. (This was embarrassing, especially in street cars or in restaurants.) We ended up our training by taking the much publicized intelligence tests, the Otis A and B; one in comparative peace and quiet, and the other amidst an unholy din set up by a series of maniacal phonograph records elec- trically amplified. This latter was known as the distraction test, and is, I suppose, the last word in up-an-attem brain testers. We took, further, a current events test, in which we indi cated Babe Ruth as "athlete," Wayne King as "musician," et cetera; a general ability test, and a vocabulary test in which PAUL HANSEN ALBERTINA VITAK— HER NAME AND DANCE TECHNIQUE MIGHT SUGGEST THAT THIS GRACILE GIRL IS A RECRUIT FROM THE MONTE CARLO BALLET. AS A MATTER OF FACT, MISS VITAK IS A CHICAGO GIRL WHO ONCE DANCED AT THE SENIOR PROM AT HYDE PARK HIGH SCHOOL, AND NOW IS GRADUATED TO THE ROLE OF PREMIERE DANSEUSE IN "ANNINA" 54 The Chicagoan DENNIS KING— "THE VAGABOND KING" HAS DOFFED HIS RAGS AND SUBDUED HIS FIERY TEMPER. RICHARD II, NOW DRAMATI CALLY REFERRED TO AS "RICHARD OF BORDEAUX," WAS A MOST MODERN YOUNG MAN IN HIS MENTAL COMPLEXITIES. IN HIS FINELY TEMPERED INTERPRETATION OF THE CHARACTER, MR. KING OFFERS A MOST SENSITIVE AND SUBTLE PERFORMANCE we were given the chance to define "saw-buck" as ten dollars, "fence" as a receiver of stolen property, and so on. This latter test gave rise to a lot of speculation, the popular theory among the guides being that too high a mark in it would signify def inite alliance with the underworld and so nullify chances with the psychologists. Grades were not given out, but I subsequently learned that, though far from the top of the list, Mr. Otis regarded me as being "very superior," or, to be scientific, possessing an I. Q. of one hundred and twenty-nine. I aired this about, casually, among my fellows, but since most of my listeners seemed assured that this figure was based upon a chronological age of twelve years, I swapped back for my old cap and life went on. To resume, though, most of us received passing grades, evidently, were called down to the Fair, meas ured for uniforms — blouse, trousers, cap, shirt, tie and gloves — and put on the pay roll. Our blouses and trousers were cleaned and pressed once a week, shirt and white cotton gloves laun dered daily, and ties were renewed on the catch-as-catch-can principle. Up until the actual opening day, our duties consisted prin cipally of keeping drivers from parking their cars or trucks in the wrong places. And since there were practically no "right" places this served to keep us pretty busy and reduced the afore said drivers to a state of gibbering insanity. We had a smat tering of visitors, of course, but our main duty with them was in taking the affirmative side of a perpetual debate on "The Fair Will Open On Time." Shortly before opening day we were formed into companies (A, B, C, and D) under regular Guide Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants and Corporals, assigned to areas, and took up our regular duties of answering questions, protecting property, maintaining order, et cetera. "A" Company, to which I was assigned, had the entire Island as its particular area. • My own post, or "Tour of Duty" was, most of the time, the extreme eastern end of the Sixteenth Street Bridge in front of the north door of the Hall of Social Science. And outside of longing for better fitting and quicker acting eye-lids as a protection against the "something in my eye" situation, I liked it fine. Clockwork precision soon replaced helter skelter confusion in the guide force with a resultant lessening of the excitement OWERING castles crown ing vineclad hills mirrored in romantic rivers greet you in Beautiful Germany. High ga bled houses and winding streets lead into the undying past as Bl you find old-world villages and walled medieval towns. The vibrant modern world excites your soul in great mod ern cities with their stirring New Life of a nation reborn, their fashionable avenues and tree- embowered restaurants, their treasured art in cathedrals, mu seums, and expositions. New health rewards you in restful and charming spas, the deeps of cool forests, the uplands of craggy mountains, the dazzling sweep of flowering valleys. Art holds you in enchantment at the Bayreuth and Munich Mu sic Festivals, and great festive events in Berlin, Heidelberg, and throughout the land. * The same dollar buying power, practically, as before in honest and hospitable Germany owing to greatly reduced prices. ?oo Years OBERAMMERGAU Passion PLy The world's most thrilling drama played on a huge open air stage under the soaring emi nence of the Bavarian Alps. Europe's most notable event in a special 300th Anniversary se ries of 1 8 acts and 25 tableaux, 120 speaking parts, 1,000 players and a distinguished cho rus and orchestra showing from May through September. The i gleaming peak of your travels 1 through the engrossing and manifold enchantments of Beautiful Germany. Write for Booklet No. 62. GERMAN TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE 333 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 1« Mat, 1934 55 /\ Case IN POINT. . . depths of your memory for the most exotic pre- prohibition mixture you can recall and Emil, who presides over the shaker in our luxurious English Lounge will compound it perfectly — without peeking at a guide. EmiPs veteran skill, and the fine old quality of the ingredients he uses are typical of the care and discrimination evident throughout The Belmont — in cuisine, in appointments, in service. Whether you enjoy our hospitality merely for a cocktail, or for a Continental dinner, or as a resident guest in a delightfully furnished room or suite, you will appreciate this lavish thought- fulness in management. Yet, despite the definite "air" about this fine hotel prices are quite in line with the times. Dinners, for instance, are as little as one dollar, while a splendid room with bath may be had for fifty dollars a month. Larger suites, some with kitchenettes, in proportion. You should come in, soon, and see what we can offer you in the way of inexpensive luxury! The* HOTEL BELMONT B. B. WILSON, Manager Sheridan Road at Belmont Harbor, Bittersweet 2100 attached to it, but we still had our moments. I got quite a kick, for example, out of helping escort ex-President Hoover around the Court of States, returning the salute of General Balbo both vocally and manually, and pushing the lowly visitors aside so that Mrs. Roosevelt's car might pass. My nearest approach to fame, however, was when I recovered, with not a moment to spare, Secretary Wallace's speech after he had absent-mindedly left it in his car. Taking first prize as the funniest incident was the dedication of the Fountains of Light and Water. The Color Guard, carrying the national and regimental standards, preceded by the band and with a police escort, marched from the Hall of Science to about Twenty-first Street and the Board walk, with your humble raconteur acting as Color Sergeant Major (carrying the American Flag). We lined up in "Company Front" facing the lagoon. After an impressive interval the staccato, "Present — HAHMS!" brought standards to sockets, and swagger sticks thrust up and forward at various angles. The officiating dignitary, resplen dent with silver braid and tassels, moved forward; with the air of a man about to move the Grand Canyon a half a block farther east, he pressed three small buttons. A solemn hush fell upon those assembled as they awaited the mighty surge of water which was to shoot heavenward simul taneously from the three fountains. Nothing happened. The hush gave way to muted voices. Still nothing happened. Finally, and from one fountain only, came a tiny hiccough, two small gurgles, and then a trickle of water which any tobacco chewing Marine could have put to shanie. At the risk of a ruptured blood vessel, my fellow guides and I kept silent. The spectators, however, were under no such handicap and only the fact that there were no aisles pre vented their falling into them. They simply howled. There were a lot of foolish questions asked, of course, such as the visitor who wanted to see, "That train that was dug up in Mexico after being buried for six hundred years.'" On the other hand, to the conscientious research worker, these same questions offered a liberal education. I, for instance, am now able to inquire as to the whereabouts of the nearest toilet in three hundred and eighteen different ways without actually mentioning the word "toilet11 once. And while we're on the subject of questions, the one that has been with me constantly since last November is, "Are you going back to work at the Fair next year?" And just in case you, gentle reader, are also all agog about this vital question, I'll admit that unless the aforesaid button pressing dignitary reads and takes affront at this sparkling effusion, I'll be there — doing business, I hope, at my same old stand. "My attorney, ma'am. He wishes to speak with the new mas ter in my behalf on charges of alienating your affections!" 56 The Chicagoan A NEW PORTRAIT OF PEGGY WALL, OF FLOSSMOOR, WHOSE WORK IN "GIRLS IN UNIFORM" AT THE BLACKSTONE HAS ATTRACTED ADMIRING ATTENTION World's Fair Hosts And What to Do About It This Summer By R. C. Thompson Dear Editor: Realising that some slight (?) confusion existed last year, largely because we tried to run our modest six-room apartment on the same scale as the Stevens Hotel for the benefit of our friends and relatives who came to see us (to see us — that's a hot one!) during the World's Fair, the little woman and I have decided that this year we are going to put things on a more systematic basis. Of course, we have an advantage this year over last year right at the start — we at least know who our relatives are. Last summer we entertained some very distant relatives; so damned distant in fact, that my wife and I had some pretty hot argu ments. I claimed they were hers and she insisted they were mine. That part of it however is behind us. If for instance, we get a card from Aunt Minnie in Akron saying she will be with us again on the sixteenth of June, we run through our card index of last year's guests and find that Aunt Minnie is, or claims to be, the sister of my wife's mother's second husband, and that she is the wife of a Methodist minister. So we note the date and make a note to hide the gin and vermouth, and also not to have the Jones' in during her visit as Bill Jones persists in telling risque stories. Simple, isn't it? To perfect our system further we are sending the following letter to all our prospective guests, which is self-explanatory. I only need to add that it is our intention, when the questionnaires sent out with the letters, are returned to us, to tabulate them; and have a pretty good idea whether on July 20th for instance, we will have three people for dinner or twenty-three, and how many cots we will have to borrow from the neighbors during August. Perhaps this idea may be of value to countless thousands of May, 1934 57 1934 KELVINATOR FULL SIZED FULL POWERED LATEST REFRIGERATION DEVELOPMENTS $114ii THIS new Kelvinator, Model V, is especially designed for the family of modest income. But it is not in any sense a small refriger ator, or of inferior grade. Model V is full sized, full powered. Basic design, construction and quality are the same as in much higher- priced models. This model has a food-storage capacity of 4.22 cubic feet. Shelf area of 8.35 square feet. Freezes 42 ice cubes — 3.4 pounds of ice — at a single freezing. Embodies the newest ideas in Kelvinator design, including many of the features found only in much more expensive refrigerators of other makes. COMMONWEALTH EDISON Electric (WSB$) Shops Edison Building — 72 West Adams Street CASH Delivered and Installed $10.00 down. Balance monthly. To cover interest and other costs, a some what higherprice is charged for appliances sold on deferred payments. For good food — The R00KW00D ROOM This noon — or tonight — enjoy the really good food of Hotel La Salle. Dine in the famous Rook- wood Room. The best to be had in food, wines and liquors — at truly at tractive prices. A wide selection of menus — deft, cheerful service — an inviting environment. Charming Dinner Music Nightly HOTEL La SALLE La Salle at Madison St. Chicagoans who also expect to entertain during the summer. If so, we pass it on. Very truly yours, The Smiths. THE SMITH HOUSE 8530 Umpty-Steenth Street Chicago, Illinois Mary M. Smith General Manager Chef Henry P. Smith Ass't General Manager House Detective Head Porter Head Bell Hop Bus Boy May 15th, 1934 Dear Sir or Madam: In the hope that you will be one of the many guests who intend to make the Smith House your headquarters during your forthcoming visit to Chicago and A Century of Progress, and in an honest endeavor to give you the best service possible, the management has prepared the enclosed questionnaire which we ask you to fill in and return to us at the earliest possible moment. We believe that a study of these questions will give us a comprehensive survey of what our guests are going to expect (what they will actually get is something else again). If there is anything that we can do to make your stay a pleasant one that is not covered by this questionnaire, kindly make such notation on the reverse side of the sheet. Make as many as you want — the more the merrier; you may rest assured they will get little if any attention. And now, just a word about the Smith House, for those who will be paying us their first visit. (The ones who were here last year know damned well what to expect.) Ideally situated, the Smith House is at what we laughingly term, the "Gateway to Chicago.'" Out of the congested Loop district, we are never theless handy to all the street car and bus lines, and are far enough from the Stock Yards that you hardly notice the odor unless the wind is from the west. Then too, for those who object to driving, or riding on street cars, and would rather "thumb" their way to the World's fair, you will be glad to know that we are situated on the corner of one of the best "thumbing" streets in the city. A traffic survey completed by us some months ago proved conclusively that ninety per cent of the rides successfully "thumbed" will take you to the 35th St. gate of the World's Fair. The other ten per cent are liable to land you way to hell and gone in Cicero or Oak Park — but after all you've got to take some chances if you want to save a lousy dime. We are close to Jackson Park with its two splendid municipal golf courses. It is quite possible for a twosome to start playing at 10 A. M. any day if you line up at the starting tee at 9 P. M. the prefvious evening. We are only fortyfive minutes from one of the finest beaches in the city. Five minutes driving time and forty minutes finding a place to park. Lastly, we have, this year discarded the European plan and the American plan, in favor of the "Chicago" plan. The last named is a feature introduced by the management of the Smith House for the first time, and means, "Take what you get and like it." May we hope to see you during the summer? Sincerely, Henry P. Smith, Ass't General Manager. SMITH HOUSE QUESTIONNAIRE 1 — Do you prefer an outside room? How far outside? 2 — Do you want to sleep (a) in the living room on the divan (b) in the living room on the floor (c) on the back porch with the cat (d) or in the bedroom on a real bed with four other people? 3 — Do you desire a private bath? Note: The reason for the above question is, that if we get enough answers in the affirmative, we will simply have to do something about getting the loc\ on the bath room door fixed. 58 The Chicagoan 4 — What do you like for (a) breakfast (b) luncheon (c) dinner? (The last question is merely information for our files and doesn't mean a damned thing. As mentioned before we operate on the Chicago plan. And as for breakjast — That's a hot one! The assistant manager has been trying to get a breakjast out of the chef for eight years with little or no success — so you see what chance you've got!) 5 — So that we may accurately gage our supply, please state whether you have a preference for (a) Scotch (b) rye (c) Bourbon (d) Champagne (d) gin (f) beer. Merely as a suggestion, if you don't want to be disap' pointed, mar\ a cross above (d) . Prices in Chicago being what they are it loo\s as if we will be fresh out of every thing but gin. 6 — Please fill in the correct listing. In my party there will be married couples, sin gle men, single women, children under twelve years of age, children not yet housebroken,.... dogs. 7 — Please give the approximate date of your arrival. Fill in the correct information below. I will probably stay about days weeks months duration of the Fair. Note : For the benefit of those who intend filling in the last two, we are enclosing a list of a lot of nearby hotels that are simply dandy. The Management. The Stage Notes on Post-Easter Offerings By William C. Boyden (Begin on page 30) The part of the self-immolating wife is perhaps the juiciest in the play, and Nancy Sheridan makes the most of it. The other three characters are in competent hands; John Spacey as a stolid, middle aged husband; Kathryn Collier as an acidulous spinster sister; John Halloran as a bumptious, offensive kid brother. The Shining Hour is all in the family. Last month I listed, among other reasons, the practice of two-for-one ticket selling as an evil to which may be traced the decline of the theatre in Chicago. The pro duction of Affections, Ltd. (Studebaker) at prices ranging down from a seventy-five cent top may mark a turning to a more rational method of play merchandising. Moreover, at such a nominal charge the less pretentious efforts of the legitimate theatre can reasonably compete with the best of the picture palaces. It seems a very sane move on the part of Horace Sistare. Affections, Ltd., a revival of a venerable farce by Avery Hopwood, is no signal for critical ecstasies. But it is well attuned to engage the affections of the easy laughers who are more faithful to their theatre than the super-critical are to sophisticated drama. The most interesting feature of the pro duction is the return to the stage of the former musical comedy favorite, Frances Kennedy, now the mother of a charming young actress (also a competent member of the cast) and of a rising young Assistant State's Attorney. Miss Kennedy seems to have lost none of her gusty charm. She is definitely amusing. Of the others, Beverly Younger and Phillip Dakin are the best. The show could have used Percy Helton and James Spottes- wood, who were originally announced but let out a week before the opening. Probably the boys were too high priced. Last because seen last, but first by any standard of dramatic criticism comes the superb production of Richard of Bordeaux (Erlanger), with Dennis King as Eng land's neurotic young king whose ideals of peace and dreams of beauty found such tough going in the crudity and brutality of his period. It is Shakespeare in terms of modern psychology; May, 1934 In the spring a HE-MAN'S fancy turns to SPORT 59 Action is what you get at The Green brier! If golf is your metier, three golf courses over varying terrain inspire you to keep at the top of your game. If it takes an early morning canter to start your day off right — the end of a wooded trail on a mountain-top makes you feel that a kingdom would be well lost for your horse. Maybe it's air. setting. the mountain /^7)s/f ~T / / -f Maybe it's the n/Al/e GJu//l/?^r QJfirfr ing. Maybe it's west / Virginia / the company. 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Shakespeare softens the harshness of the outlines. Gordon Daviot touches the character portrait with the chiaroscuro of modern thought. To a degree greater than the written text Dennis King etches Richard II in warm and sympathetic tones. I think Mr. King's portrayal one of the great pieces of acting. Reading the book, one feels that the sympathy must shift from the Richard to Henry. Seeing the play, one suffers for the boy king, even when one's mind rejects him in the role of monarch. Every cross-current of Richard's complex nature is denned with com plete understanding; the subtle effeminacy; the love of beauty; the tenderness and romance; the passion and petulance. Around the star's brilliance are grouped actors of splendid attainment. There is Henry Mollison, creator of the role of Henry in the London company, in his blunt power a perfect contrast; Beatrice de Neergaard, a newcomer to Chicago, exquisite as the young queen; seasoned veterans like Hugh Buckler, Charles Bryant, Montague Love, A. G. Andrews; fine younger actors like Richard Stevenson, John Emery and Wilfred Seagram. By all means, see Richard of Bordeaux. The New Fair The Winter Book Closes on the Lakefront By Milton S. Mayer (Begin on page 19) of reasoning applies to all the other big exhibitors who are going to do it again. Exhibit space has come down from $10 a foot to $3, of course, and the Messrs. General Motors, et al, have their exhibits standing there, and to tote them away would cost a good per cent of the expense of reopen ing them. Nevertheless, they have not walked out and the larger of them are dumping a couple of hundred thousand dol' lars apiece into the probability that the world will come back to Chicago. Mr. Chrysler was a little slow about signing up, and there was some genuine worriment over at the Administration Build' ing about his intentions, but, although it has not yet been announced at this writing, he has decided to go along. Worthy of mention is the fact that the only two big businesses to yellow out this time were the American Telephone & Telegraph (in cluding the Illinois Bell Telephone Co.) and the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Both these houses take so much money out of Chicago every year that it is probable they would be out of business without Chicago. A. T. 6? T. is a monopoly, and all through the gloomy years just past I heard people say the stock market was not an utter wreck because look at how A. T. & T. held up. As for the A. 5? P., I pointed out last year that their Carnival at the fair was so swell it distracted the public mind from the awful fate of the corner grocer in the jaws of a chain outfit so well heeled that it could afford to open two stores to put one competitor out of business. Besides this pair of slackers, who, I think, will decide some day that they were as penny-wise this year as Mr. Ford was last year, the roll call is still answered by the echoes at the men tion of the cigarette industry, the advertising industry, the publishing industry (except for Time and Fortune, the Chris* tian Science Monitor, and Popular Science), the hotel industry (highly organized, both locally and nationally, and the biggest money-makers out of the fair), the explosives industry (domi' nated by excessively fat E. I. du Pont de Nemours Co.), the leather industry, the candy industry (highly organized nation' ally), and the coal industry. The most shameful of these people, it. strikes me, are the cigarette, advertising and publishing industries, which owe every one of their billions to the mechanical developments of 60 The Chicagoan GOWN BY N. A. HANNA, WILMETTE, ILL Mrs. Hanna's wedding creations are reliant on cleverness of cut rather than on fancy trimmings. This gown of lustrous ice-green satin is fashioned in sleek clinging lines with soft pleating used as the only decor. A satin diadem holds the misty veil in place. Mrs. Percival Hunter, the former Jane Henning, is indeed a delectable bride. To Our Chicago Patrons Our efforts are now confined to the presentation of Tecla Culture Pearls* — produced in the living oyster and considered the world's finest culture pearls. In appreciation of past patronage, we are extending to owners of Tecla artificial pearls an opportunity to exchange them for Tecla Culture Pearls at a substan tial allowance. For a period of two weeks, commencing April Z3, a Tecla representative will be at the Drake Hotel, Chicago, with an exquisite collection of Tecla Culture Pearls, necklaces and other jewel pieces. Your inspec tion is invited and our representative will be glad to explain our favorable exchange plan in detail. 608 FIFTH AVE. NEW YORK the past century. Wrigley, who had enough left over for a skyscraper, a ball club, and an island, is an absentee, but he bought $250,000 worth of the fair's bonds when nobody else had faith, and his absence is due to the fair's refusal to let him ballyhoo his gum in what the fair deemed an offensively blatant manner; so maybe he ought to be forgiven. The department store people will probably get to heaven too. They did not exhibit anything at the fair, and I can't imagine what a depart ment store could exhibit except a department store, which is absurd; but like Mr. Wrigley they went 'way out on the limb before the fair opened last year, selling Mr. Dawes towers and lagoons and such things on credit, and with no other assurance than a faith more than sublime that they would ever get their dough. Before going into the subject of atten dance and one thing and another, I am moved to bring up the allied matter of amebic dysentery. I have studied last year's epidemic from top to bottom and back to top. I can speak with as much authority, and maybe less bias, than anybody outside the medical profession. There is not the space here to analyze the dysentery outbreak; you may see the June issue of The Forum for that (not an adv.). But this needs to be said here: the nation is still uncertain that Chicago is safe. If the nation is permitted to remain in that frame of mind until summer, it will not come back to the fair. Inevitably it associates the fair with the outbreak. I suspect that Rufus Dawes, who is no good as a publicist, thinks that there is no use borrowing trouble and, consequently, why bring up amebic dysentery — even though Chicago will be as safe from it this summer as any city in the world? The magazine Commerce, published by the Chicago Association of Commerce presumably for the business men of the country, carries an article in its current issue entitled, as I recall it, "Chicago— America's Healthiest City." It takes up Chicago's declining death rate, its freedom from typhoid, small pox, etc., the purity of its water, and everything else — except amebic dysentery, which is what the nation is bound to think about as soon as it sees the title, "Chicago — America's Healthiest City." Neither the fair nor the city has made any effort to inform the public that the epidemic has been traced to a single source and that source adjusted. Sticking its head in the sand, with such things as the Commerce article and an assiduous avoidance of the subject generally, is making matters worse. This I know, because I have been North and I have been South, and they all ask me if Chicago will be safe. The fair has Chicago behind it this time. Two and a half million tickets have been sold already (alongside three-fourths of a million at this time last year), and the fair needs only twelve and a half million admissions to pay off all around; providing, and this is more than a cinch, that each person spends no less than the $1.21 he spent last year inside the gates. The layout of this year's lake front was outlined here last month. The villages continue to spawn like roaches — add Dutch and Mexican to the other eight. The new colors are climbing the walls, exactly as announced by your live-wire correspondent last month (the penny prints still haven't had it — answering the question of whether anybody reads these articles.) The glorious, wonderful, magnificent fountain of water, also described exclusively by your up-to-the- minute reporter last month, became official two weeks ago and was at that time revealed to those Chicagoans who still read the newspapers. Maj. Lohr's announcement of the fountain perturbs me in the extreme. He told the newspaper boys: "Every international exposition has had some big single fea ture that is remembered during the lives of all who attended. In the Columbian exposition . of 1893 it was the great Ferris wheel, and in 1933 it was the Sky Ride. This year we have an equal in the fountain, which we predict will be the most aston ishing and beautiful feature of the fair." Now Maj. Lohr and I have had some mutually agreeable intercourse on many subjects, and I have found him, if no more a publicist than Rufus Dawes, decidedly more of a psychologist than an engineer named Maj. Lohr would be expected to be. * Tecla Culture Pearls are actual oyster pearls, differing from "oriental" pearls only in the fact that the nucleus is implanted in the living oyster by man instead of by accident of Nature. May, 1934 61 Write for Book let CMS ... a swing around a sixth of the globe. NEW VACATION LAND \7ACATI0NERS abroad are looking to the Soviet Union to supply the thrills of travel lacking in the beaten-track countries. The inducement to visit the U. S. S. R. is enhanced by the fact that travel dollars have undergone no deflation there. Intourist rates existing before the dollar went off gold have been re tained in dollars for 1934. All-inclusive travel service is offered at $15 per day First Class; $8 per day Tourist Class and $5 per day Special Class. 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The business suit is now $125 Samples on request + LEONARD ROSEXQUIST Clothes for particular men — made uncommonly well 3-IO SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE — The telephone number is Wabash 8674 — But here he takes the high road and I take the low. I think he is so wrong he could not be wronger. The Sky Ride (and why should I go out of my way to say this, when my friend Morrison was trying to get it well thought of last year and my friend Clayton is trying to do it this year?) is, for my money, about as complete a bust as can be built at a cost of $1,000,000. I don't doubt that for $2,000,000 a bust twice as complete could be built. An airplane ride was a thrill twenty years ago — and this isn't even an airplane ride. Those who followed my gibberish on these pages last year will recognize an old refrain in this snapping at the ankles of the Sky Ride. It is quite true that the fair did not have enough money to build a big thrill last year and they accepted the Sky Ride because the people who want to sell them to cities and states as substitutes for bridges were willing to stand the gaff. The Sky Ride lost money, but it was the Sky Ride's money, not the fair's. B UT even though the excuse is valid, why try to pawn off this monstrous dull five minutes on a local cable car as the thrill of the fair? I argued that fairs need thrills, and I did not argue alone. But if this one couldn't afford a twentieth century thrill device, what was there to be gained — especially for a second season — by luring the people Chicago- ward with pen and ink sketches of towers lost in the sky and "rocket cars" zooming through space like errant atoms? But apparently Maj. Lohr believes in the Sky Ride. And apparently he believes in this fountain. Beautiful it well may be; but astonishing, no. There are plenty of new and old features to commend the 1934 Century of Progress to the world, without issuing counter feits. I think I may say, with a fair measure of acclaim for the human race, that the Wings of A Century spectacle, the Art Institute exhibit, and the General Motors assembly line provided thrills enough to bring 'em back alive. And this year's edition will be a smoother, better balanced one. There will be a galore of music, so lamentably absent (except from the nag' ging loudspeakers) last year. There will be a world — literally — of quiet old foreign villages, which, may be, in the last analysis, what the children of a century of progress want by way of a thrill. The lagoon will be bright where it was dim and innc cently romantic where it was stagnant. The concessions that are gone were those that did not pay. Their place is being taken by better bets. The Battle of Gettys' burg, Hollywood and the Days of '49 are out, the collapse of the last'named bringing a tear to my supercilious eye. The Conti' nental Baking Co. will have the ne dairy building and tell the story of bread by the million loaves, and the American Can Co., no slouch among the multi'million dollar corporations, has a big splurge for a section of the General Exhibits group. Some of the states will be missing, and through an unfortunate circumstance. The legislatures of some of them did not meet between the end of last season and the beginning of this to appropriate funds; in a few such cases the state chambers of commerce are putting up the cash with the assurance that they will be repayed when the legislatures as' semble. All the foreign nations are back but Egypt. Greece is new, and the word is going the rounds that a privately financed exhibit will have the sponsorship of the French govern' ment. Russia looked like a possibility for the abandoned German' American building, but Moscow has not responded to an invi' tation issued three months ago, when Russia became fit for high' class countries to recognize. Intourist, the Soviet chamber of commerce here, says it just takes a long time to get the Com' rades of the Central Committee on the ball; but May 26 moves on apace, and Russia is probably no go. What more do you want for your money? Free toilets? You'll get them. (This point has to be made once for every yelp that went up about the lack of them last year.) More and better and cheaper restaurants? The grounds will be lou — — replete with them. A good show and a good holiday and enough that's new and enough that's old to make it worth com' ing back to see? I think so. I say I think so, because I don't want to stick my neck out. If the exposition goes under, and no one shows up but me, I 62 The Chicagoan want to be able to remind the big happy family of Chicagoan readers that I only said, "I think so." That's what I said for publication. But in the bosom of my family, with my pipe and my slippers and a tot moistening each knee, and the little woman placidly scrubbing the floors, I am not afraid to whisper up my sleeve, "I know so." Recovery Musica A Summary of Encouraging Symptoms By Karleton Hackett (Begin on page 29) Milstein played his brilliant best. He has the virtuoso fingers and they won the reward of cheers. Whence comes this unwonted exuberance? Can the Anglo- Saxon be softening up? 1 he convention of the Music Supervisors began at the Stevens in a manner proportionate to its impor- tance, the Supervisors arriving by the thousands from every part of the country. They are doing a great work, perhaps the great' est that is being done in this land, and the fruits already har- vested make an amazing total. If you have never heard these high school choruses sing, nor the orchestras and bands play, then you have missed a thrill. They hold the promise of the future. Power to them. The Woman's Symphony Orchestra closed its season in fine style. You have to hand it to these women, for they have had the grit to stick it out all through the so-called depression; the only organization of its kind in the country which has been able to make the grade. A tough up-hill jour ney, and never more than two steps ahead of the wolf, but they simply will not quit. Ebba Sundstrom, the conductor, is the girl. Power to her also. I omford Harris gave another of his re markable recitals of Twentieth Century music at Fullerton Hall. Remarkable for the extent of ground he has covered, which amounts to pretty much everything of importance that has been written in the last thirty years, for his sympathetic grasp of the music, his interpretive force and technical skill. The playing of an artist with ideals and adequate fingers. An nina, the new operetta by Rudolf Friml with Mme. Maria Jeritza, was a charming bit in the old vein of romantic light opera. Melodious music gracefully ex pressed in an individual idiom. A refreshing absence of jazz, only a suggestion here and there, and not much in the Vienna valse rhythm. While it was not Italian in spirit it quite ac corded with the idea of Venice as seen through sentimental American eyes — or heard by the same sort of ears. Grateful to listen to. Mme. Jeritza fitted admirably into the musical scheme. She sang in the romantic mood and neither she nor Mr. Friml was betrayed into any grand operatic flourishes. One rather ex pected that somewhere they would feel compelled to break loose into the grandiose manner, but both restrained the impulse, if they felt it, and greatly to the benefit of the whole. Light opera and grand opera are two, and never these two shall mix. Mme. Jeritza showed fine sense of the fitness of things, musically speaking, but it may be that the public would have liked to have her send for a few of the compelling smashes. She, however, remained in the mood of the music and her lighter phrases in particular were very lovely. There was a little sense of restraint in some of the climaxes, as though she feared she might go a bit too far for the environment if she started to let go. A performance of taste and skill. Allan Jones held his end right up. His voice sounded fresh and clear, his enunciation was excellent, he had the high notes and sang with debonair spirit. 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Built-in bookshelves at the opposite end of the room from that shown in the illustration, two sofas on either side of the fireplace covered gayly in green and cream colored plaid homespun, two great chintz covered wing chairs, walls partly panelled and partly papered, homespun linen curtains held back with shiny mercury-glass tie backs, lamp, flowers and hunting prints create that feeling so conducive to ease and comfort which a living-room requires. And then the dining-room, with windows on one side open ing onto trees and lawn, and on the opposite side a fireplace with quaint blue and white Dutch tiles framing the grate, an old convex mirror hanging above the mantel, and cupboards on either side containing an interesting collection of bottles! All these are features which make it homelike. Early American mahogany furniture, curtains of blue and white resist, two fine old portraits, charming decorative accessories give it beauty. Upstairs bed-rooms are decorated in unusually cheerful color schemes displaying touches of femininity and daintiness which give them charm. Their furnishings are early American, and each is characterized by that simplicity of feeling which accom panies the use of this type of furniture. In one, the walls are covered with a yellow plaid gingham paper. Chintz curtains of bottle green with a floral pattern in green, yellow and copper color, and a toile wall hanging above the beds, lamps with bases of yellow crackle-ware and mica shades bound with green ribbon carry out a bright and cheerful color scheme. In the other, shades of peach-pink and blue have been com bined, the wallpaper having a pattern of blue and white straw berries on a peach background. These same colors appear in the mulle canopy and ruffles on the bed. Blue organdy cur tains, an old quilt in shades of pink and blue and the wing chair covered with a fruit-patterned chintz on a peach-pink back ground complete a color scheme which harmonizes nicely with the maple furniture. Altogether this Lake Forest home provides an ideal back ground for happy and contented living. Although beautifully modernized, it retains much of the grace and charm of an earlier generation. It is the sort of place before which, if you are a house collector, you will surely pause and say, "In this house I could really live."" ANDERSON AND TICKNOR, ARCHITECTS D. LORRAINE YERKES, A.I.D., DECORATOR 64 The Chicagoan THE HART SISTERS, VERA AND SUE, YOUNG DANCERS WHO HAVE BEEN TAPPING FOR GUESTS OF THE WALNUT ROOM Music and Lights The Second World's Fair Advances By Patrick McHugh WELL, another Fair and well be all square! And the Town's purveyors of food and drink and entertain ment, whether it be in daylife or nightlife, are getting ready for the obvious influx of Fair visitors and for fellow Townsmen who will probably come out of their holes when the Fair breaks. The M. & C. Italian Foods people have opened a beautiful restaurant at Erie and St. Clair. There, in the Roman Room, one has the opportunity for leisurely dining in the true Con tinental manner amid surroundings as magnificently authentic as can be found in modern Italy itself. One may gaze about and see in the decorations of the room the spirit of the Italy THE BEAUTIFULLY TRAINED DRAKE BALLET DANCES NIGHTLY IN THE GOLD COAST ROOM FLOOR SHOW AT THE DRAKE AT THE HEART OF THINGS 8 MINUTES FROM TIMES SQUARE AND THEATRES Stop at this new center of social and business New York ... on Park Avenue . . . yet but a few minutes from every where. Charming, home-like rooms. Famous restaurants. 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Soft light diffuses through the perforations in the shields and blends the color scheme of sky blue and silver. At the end of the Corso d'ltalia is the U'shaped Balbo Bar beneath a clever reproduction of a wing of General Balbo's flagship in the air armada which he led to last year's World's Fair. Back of the bar is a marvellously done photomontage recounting the epic events of the flight from Lake Oribello to Lake Michigan. This mural is twentythree feet long, and the life'size Balbo seems all ready to step out and claim an upraised glass for himself. The Edgewater Beach Hotel has opened a very swell sort of barroom, the Edgewater Beach Yacht Club. Here the genius of Architect Ben Marshall and Commodore William M. Dewey has provided a drinking place quite in keeping with the prevailing aquatic atmosphere of the Beach. One even catches the sensation of actually sailing which is created by the simple expedient of constantly rising and falling scenery that does resemble , the lake. The sea is just smooth enough, however, so that landlubbers do not get seasick — a fear that might easily come over one on first entering the Club. I t's called Harry's New York CaBARet, out of deference, we suppose, to mayors and governors who couldn't possibly realise that a bar by any other name isn't half so sweet. So, not giving that for mayors and governors, we shall call it a bar and let them make the most of it. But it's one of the Town's new bright spots and is something rather dif' ferent, a departure from the typical night club. Joe Buckley and his orchestra play for afternoon dancing and dusk ushers in Don Penfield and his Melody Makers. The floor show, unpretentious but lively, goes on at odd hours. FASHIONS ARE PLANNED FOR PERFECT FIGURES Achieve the perfect meas urements and the correct contours to wear the new Spring and Summer clothes and bathing suits. They require a long slen der, willowy figure ... no curves. 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He'll be back on the Fairgrounds this summer, too, he says. The 1934 edition of Streets of Paris, by the way, is launching large plans; not to take up where the 1933 issue left off, but to open with a much greater bang than the noise that was heard last year. Remember that opening: Beautiful society matron dives into exhibition swimming pool? Formally gowned women and men in black ties and white ties wandering around the Streets of Paris at noon the next day? That was an opening. Nudity is officially banned by the Fair people, but Seymour Blair has some surprises up his sleeve. Jane Fauntz and Wally Colbath and their fancy diving teammates will be back, the Lido dance floor has been enlarged, and the stage will be larger. 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ITALIAN RESTAURANT ON THE NEAR NORTH SIDE WITH ITS REALISTIC PHOTO-MURAL of the floor shows and more than fifty pretty girls will provide part of the entertainment. And there will be the hawkers, barkers and Parisian costumed guards, guides, vendors and flower and nut girls. The Rendezvous de Paris Club, with an exclusive membership, will again help make Paris the great drawing card that it was last year. And all this time what has Andy Rebori been doing? Making plans and carrying them out, elaborate plans — a new deal in entertainment. It'll be called The Cas cades, and there one may sit at table, dine, wine, dance and be amused for two dollars. The entire main floor of the Auditorium Theatre with seats removed and covered over with flooring and tables with a clear view of the stage from every spot will be The Cascades. A spectacular show will be pro- duced and in the intervals between acts there will be dancing on the stage for the patrons to the music of two orchestras, one on each side of the proscenium opening. A diving pool is being installed on the stage, which, in keeping with the huge cascade back-drop, with running water effects, moving to the rhythm of music, lights and color, gives an amazing realism to the setting. Scenic effects, lighting, costuming and presentation will be original and unhampered by hackneyed tradition. The general plan has been developed by Andy who has been working on it since last October, and the decorative work is in the hands of Edgar Miller. The personnel to be engaged on this huge project will go upwards of 350 people, and every thing will be ready on opening night. So, with Andy Rebori behind it, The Cascades will really be an addition to the Town. 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Four sailings a month from the Pacific Coast For complete information write Dept. 64. 40 No. Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. or any Cunard Line office Consult local travel agent. He knows. "The charm and personality of this shop radiates the character of the work." Mrs. Thomas J. Sullivan 1120 Lake Shore Drive 49 e. o»k curtis creator of chic bobs" beauty salon at atWAGTAYLES HE FOOD IS VERY GOOD HEy ARE OPEN ALL THE TIME j\a near Sheridan — °PP- L Station MILLIE TOTH AND SALLY BRETE, SPECIALTY DANCERS CURRENT SHOW AT THE TERRACE GARDEN IN THE when you read this, you'll probably find them at some other local night haven. The gels hail from Omaha which is probably still located in Nebraska. Omaha, you know (you do now), is the same town that produced such terpsichorean artists as Fred Astaire and his little sister, Adele, and anyone else you can think of at the moment. The Hart Sisters have been in Florida all winter where they worked at the Club Frolics, and at the Hollywood Hotel with Eddie Cantor. They've been on local vaudeville stages many times and have also worked with Ben Bernie — remember him? They used to call him the Old Maestro. The Hart Sisters are good, too. There is always a carefree sort of spirit that pervades us whenever we dine and wine at Teddy Majerus'. L'Aiglon restaurant. It's probably the international atmosphere of the place. Teddy is the former Luxemburg boy who made good in Paris because he could shell more shrimps than any busboy in that city, and who made good in Chicago as he became recognized as one of the foremost connoisseurs of rare wines and fine foods. Teddy's real experience, however, was first gleaned after he became maitre d' in the swanky hotels and I'm shedding tears — because I'm sad I really think it is too bad That smart folks something different seek And haven't seen this room unique Where I'm a figure on the wall — You'll like it here — let's have your call. | Of course we sing — we're happy here 5 | It puffs our pride that we appear s Upon this clever, sprightly wall — ^ I Chicago's smartest room of all ! | Cheerio! Here's how! Success — § | This room is yours for happiness. na i.W TAV€fcn *IIM»I« Walton Place, east of Michigan 1 WE LENGTHEN ™*i WIDEN SHOES TO FIT HUSKY, HAIRY-CHESTED MALES MAKE UP THE VIVACIOUS CHORUS OF "MERGER FOR MILLIONS," ANNUAL BLACKFRIARS SHOW *1°-° Don't suffer with shoes that are too short or too narrow. We make them fit. Phone Wabash 5539 Guaranteed to Fit . . • Mail Orders Given Prompt Attention Shoe Craft Shop 201 S. STATE ST. SUITE 916 CH ICAGO May, 1934 69 ARTUR announces his association with this modern hair dressing salon Telephone DELaware 2979 or 2954 952 North Michigan Avenue Oak Street Entrance millie b. oppenheimer, inc. our distinctive apparel is in de rm a n d by Chi cago's smartly dressed women. ambassador west 1300 north state Hats — Hats — Hats for Sports Street Afternoon and Dinner Wear Priced from $7.50 Bess Friedlander 522 North Michigan Ave. cafes of Paris and London. His L'Aiglon here, of course, had made an international reputation with gourmets during the past fifteen years. True, the real star is the chef, but there is a variety of entertainment offered — Jack Page's orchestra for dancing; Audrey Call, former Chicago Symphony star, offers nightly violin recitals; Lois and Evelyn sing and accompany themselves with accordian and guitar; and Dan Devitt and Bill Olufs, harmony team, regale the patrons of Teddy's American Bar. Boyd Raeburn, who waves the baton be fore his orchestra in the Embassy Room of the Fred Harvey Restaurant in the Strauss Building, is the most youthful leader of a "name" band in the country. His outfit is an exponent of a style of playing that has been prominent and popular in the East for years, but one that is still comparatively new to Chi cago. In New York Eddy Duchin is using a similar combina tion with remarkable results. The distinguishing features of the so-called Eastern style bands are the ingenious manner in which the reed and stringed instruments are used and the lack of blaring brasses. We really recommend Fred Harvey's cuisine and Boyd Raeburn 's smooth rhythms between courses. The feature of the new Springtime Revue in the Empire Room of the Palmer House that walked right off with the show is a solo number, and the young man — hardly out of his teens — who presents it is Larry Adler. Young Mr. Adler plays an harmonica. He took the floor in the number three spot in the show and the acts that followed him were just out of luck. He makes the harmonica sound like a concert organ, a marine band or a symphony orchestra, depending on the song. He does the always difficult Bolero in a way that makes you think you're listening to Paul Whiteman and his whole outfit. The Adler repertoire seems to be unlimited and audience nightly practically wears out the young man's lips with demands for encores. Next in honors gathered in the new Empire Room revue is a quartet named Stone and Vernon. They're not twins, but Stone and Vernon, as pleasing a boy and girl as you'll find anywhere, are the works of the acts. Their assistants, able and helpful in the difficult adagio routines, are after all just assis tants. Lydia and Joresco have been held over from the Pre- Easter Carnival by popular request. Chauncey Parsons is the new songster and a very able follower to the favored Stanley Morner. The Merriel Abbott International Dancers offer three new numbers in gorgeous costumes. There are six new faces in the Abbott line — all tall girls now, five feet seven inches average. Richard Cole and his orchestra and the Four Call' fornians supply the evening's music. Cole's band has improved to such a point that it's really second to none in Chicago. C hicagoans who frequent the bright spots after the sun goes down and the moon comes up are getting the Blackhawk Cafe habit since Seymour Simons and his smooth WIGHT THE EDGEWATER BEACH YACHT CLUB, PERFECTLY DONE NEW DINING ROOM IN THE LAKESIDE EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL m $25 )t Paradise Garments appeal to discriminating women H. M. PARADISE 17 N. State St. Stevens Bldg. JANE ESTABROOKS Household Registry has the answer for household problems • individualistic service • trained help only • select nurses governesses Del. 6142 49 E. 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"ballad band" have been occupying the bandstand there. Simons has a thirteen'piece organisation which plays some of the smoothest music heard over local air-lanes in a long time. He's called the "song writing bandleader" because he has written such popular numbers as Honey, Sweetheart of My Student Days, Just Li\e a Gypsy (for Nora Bayes), Tvfrght and his well- known theme song, All of Me. Frankie Masters' Wednesday Notable Nights are still great fun, and getting better as the theatre bus. picks up in Town — and with Milton Berle out of Town. And there are always neat, and much appreciated by us anyway, lit' tie surprises in store. The other night Frankie introduced Frank ("Eats 'em Alive") Buck, and what did the orchestra do? They broke into Tiger Rag with a lot of "Hold that tiger! Hold that tiger!" tossed in; nice touch. And we could spend the entire evening listening to little Jackie Heller, high-stooled, singing Underneath a Harlem Moon. 1 here are several reasons, or perhaps a combination of reasons, why a well'beaten path of the enter- tainment world leads to the door of John E. Ricketts' restau- rant and tap room on Clark Street near Diversey. First, in dubitably, is the establishment's thirty-five year old reputation for excellent foods. But we think the power that really has much to do with the throngs that crowd the place day and night lies in the genuinely hospitable personality of Johnny Ricketts himself. Always pleasantly affable, but never a back-slapper, John is popular with all his patrons, and they come from many walks of life and many professions — celebrities of the stage, films and radio, of the sports world and the night clubs here in this "twenty-four hour" restaurant, mingle with their public. yve ran into something novel in the Gold Coast Room of The Drake the other Sunday evening, and it was a pleasant change from the usual night life routine that is a night club editor's. The Drake has instituted a Sunday theatre-supper, once a month, which gives the guests a dash of the drama, supper, music and dancing. The other Sunday eve ning the Uptown Players presented Noel Coward's Private Lives, and very well done it was. On other evenings Earl Burtnett and his orchestra play in the Gold Coast Room and Pierre Nuyttens, ever leading the field when entertainment takes a new trend (Pierre is the trend), presents his floor show. The Terrace Garden's floor show includes new routines by the Ainsley Lambert ballet and new chatter by Romo Vincent, the master of ceremonies. Clyde Lucas will J. H E hotel you would choose for your home naturally attracts the kind of people you would prefer to meet ... is outside the city's din, yet within easy reach of all centers ... is dignified in architecture and setting . . . most modern in furnishing . . . faultless in service. C. This describes hotels Windermere — with beautiful Jackson Park for its "front yard"— with Lake Michigan to the east— and the Loop only ten minutes away ! C. Suites and apartments from two to six rooms are now available. Your own preferences in decoration and furnishing will be followed. Also desirable single and double hotel rooms for transient accommodation— we can always take care of your out-of-town guests. Write or tele- «:f|l phone for appointment, or just come in. J-cn> S v Limited la lite J—aap Ijfotels fjfindermere Ward B.James, Managing Director 56TH STREET AT JACKSON PARK TELEPHONE: FAIRFAX 6000.... Berry Bro?& Co. Established in the XVII Century iWine Merchants ^By ^Appointment TO H. M. THE KING AND H.R.H.THE PRINCE OFWALES The products of Berry Bros. & Co. include the choice WINES of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Hungary; an especially distilled LONDON GIN, unsweetened ; BRANDIES and LIQUEURS of distinction ; an Irish WHISKY and three superb Scotch WHISKIES, well- matured and of fine flavor: CUTTY SARK BLACK BARREL ST. JAMES'S Sold at all Better Stores and Hotels Sole Distributors for State of Illinois GAZZOLO DRUG and CHEMICAL COMPANY 117 S. Green St., Chicago May, 1934 71 r-.O ^ X^ ,«rv r Announcement By A. N. REBORI cJhe (cascades AUDITORIUM THEATRE, CHICAGO Opening May 18th, 1934 CONTINUOUS THEREAFTER 7 P. M. & II P. M. entire main floor floored over Tables, $2.00 per person, includes Dinner, excellent cuisine Dancing on the stage Stage show two bands • stars • scenic effects balcony seats 40c no tax refreshments Visit the Green Room Bar U ItM^ m 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. PCABSONI At Pearson Street. East of the dlvd. ^^l It's grand getting together in a natural, wholesome community with family and friends. It's fun riding up mountains and over plains, fishing and hunting all day and then return for a swim in a concrete heated pool, for an excellent dinner of the freshest our gardens offer and the best of pack ing house meats, for relaxation and comfort in modern little log cabins with open fireplaces and private baths. For those who care, the H F BAR RANCH .should appeal. Kindly write FRANK O. HORTON AND SONS Buffalo Wyoming DE DO U CERAMIC-WOODARD ANGELL MRS. WILLIAM Y. GILMORE, JR., OF THE PUBLICITY COMMITTEE OF THE OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST JUNIOR INFANT WELFARE'S ANNUAL CHARITy BALL, WHICH IS SATURDAY, MAY 12 take a bit of a vacation early in May, but will be back in the Morrison bandshell all summer. . . . Ted Weems will replace Richard Cole and his orchestra in the Empire Room of the Palmer House while Cole vacations. . . . Hal Kemp will open at Lincoln Tavern soon. . . . Carl HofFmeyer will take Harry Sosnick's place in the Marine Dining Room of the Edgewater Beach Hotel. . . . Buddy Rogers and his band will be at the College Inn during the summer. . . . Chez Paree will feature Sophie Tucker, George Jessel, June Knight and other stars this summer.- The Casino Boys, five young masters of syncopation, offer dance music in the beautiful Eastman Casino of the Con' gress. Phil Levant and his orchestra play for dancing every Friday and Saturday nights in the Joseph Urban Room. TABLES Maestro Al Kvale Art Fisher and his ance team, head Long beach 6000. (Continued from page 8) CHEZ PAREE— Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1655. One of the handsomest night spots in Town and certainly one of the best floorshows. Henry Busse and his orchestra play. TERRACE GARDEN— Morrison Hotel. Franklin 9600. The splendid new tropical garden with palm trees, coconuts and beautiful lighting. Clyde Lucas and his orchestra play and Romo Vincent is M. C. RAINBO GARDEN— Clark at Lawrence. Longbeach 2210. Jules Stein and his orchestra and a swell floorshow. WALNUT ROOM— Bismarck Hotel. Central 0123. and his orchestra and entertainment. STEAMSHIP OLLIE— 1712 E. 71st. Dorchester 5250. Crew play; Henriques and Adrienne, international dance team, head the floorshow. Nautical atmosphere. MARINE DINING ROOM— Edgewater Beach Hotel. Harry Sosnick and his popular play for dancing; there is entertainment. THE CASCADES — Wabash and Congress. It used to be the Auditorium Theatre, and now it's Andy Rebori's grand new theatre-supper club with many, many entertainment features. Opening May 18. HARRY'S NEW YORK BAR— 400 N. Wabash. Delaware 0000. Joe Buckley and orchestra play for tea dansants; Don Penfield and his orchestra play evenings. Morning — Noon — Night PALMER HOUSE— State, Monroe, Wabash. Randolph 7500. The splen did Empire Room, the Victorian Room, and the swell Bar. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Several note worthy dining rooms and, of course, College Inn. And able bartenders at the bars. CONGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Congress. Harrison 3800. Here the fine old traditions of culinary art are preserved. And there's the famous Merry-Go-Round Bar and the new Eastman Casino. THE DRAKE— Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Several dining rooms and always impeccable service. 72 The Chicagoan TERRACE .GARDEN. Talk of the Talkies' CLYDE LUCAS and his CALIFORNIA DONS HOMO VINCENT "A Ton of Fun" AINSLEY LAMBERT DANCERS • DON CARLOS and his MARIMBA BAND Playing at Luncheon and Saturday Tea Dance 1.50 DINNER 5=30 to 9 P. M. s1.00 SUPPER 9 P.M. till Closing WE PARK YOUR CAR 1 hours 50c — 8 hours 75c MORRISON HOTEL LEONARD HICKS, Managing Director Telephone FRANKLIN 9600 Old English Grill and Bar CHOICE ENGLISH FOODS Steaks — Mutton Chops Stilton and Cheddar Cheese Steak and Kidney Pie The finest of ales, wines, whis\ies and liqueurs JOSEPH DIMERY Sup. 9196 108 East Oak Street j& YOUR jlr DANCING! W IS IT MODERN? Odi Nothing "dates you" like those dance steps you learned ten years ago. Learn — in private — the smart, restrained steps v now vogue — Famous |\ ARTHUR MURRAY 1\ METHOD— Waltz— Tango 3k — Foxtrot. ^ Dear. 0058 *" Relyea Studios 308 North Michigan STANDARD TALKING PICTURES In your home — School — Club — Church CURRENT RELEASES OF yOUR OWN SELECTION Special shows for children u/e furnish all equipment GREIVER PRODUCTIONS 831 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111. liar. 5430 DE DO U CERAMIC'WOODARD ANGELL MRS. HARRY J. RAINSHAW, OF THE PUBLICITY COMMITTEE OF THE JUNIOR INFANT WELFARE'S CHARITY SUPPER DANCE, TO BE HELD IN THE GRAND BALLROOM OF THE STEVENS HOTEL STEVENS' HOTEL— 730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. The latest in town, and there are several well-serviced dining rooms. HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle and Madison. Franklin 0700. Several superior dining rooms with excellent menus. MORRISON HOTEL— 70 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. Several dining rooms and the traditionally superb Morrison kitchen. AUDITORIUM HOTEL— 430 S. Michigan. Harrison 5000. These many years a famous spot for excellent cuisine and service. PEARSON HOTEL— 190 E. Pearson. Superior 8200. Here one finds the niceties in menu and appointments that bespeak refinement. EVANSHIRE HOTEL— Main at Hinman, Evanston. University 8800. Most convenient for far north siders. THE GRAEMERE— 3330 Washington Blvd. Van Buren 7600. Recognized as one of the finest dinner rendezvous on the west side. ORLANDO HOTEL— 2371 E. 70th St. Plaza 3500. One of South Shore's most delightful tea rooms; complete menu and excellent foods. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. The Eitels have always been known as the most perfect of hosts. 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. HOTEL BELMONT— Sheridan Road at Belmont. Bittersweet 2100. Quiet and refined, rather in the Continental manner. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 block— Sheridan Road. Longbeach 6000. Pleasant dining in the Marine Dining Room. THE LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. Rendezvous of the town notables; equally notable cuisine. BAKER HOTEL— St. Charles, III. Route 64, 37 miles west of Town. Unique atmosphere and two dining rooms, the main room and the Rainbow Room. Dinner dancing Saturdays. HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER— 163 E. Walton. Superior 4264. Several private party rooms, the main dining room and the Tavern. THE BLACKSTONE— Michigan, at 7th St. Harrison 4300. Unexcelled cuisine and always the most meticulous service. And a new Cocktail Lounge. Luncheon — Dinner — Later RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Delaware 3942. A noble old German establishment with good, solid victuals, prepared and served in the German manner. WAGTAYLE'S WAFFLE SHOP— 1205 Loyola Avenue. Briargate 3989. Another north side spot popular with the late-at-nighters. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0840. Corned beef and cabbage and other good old American dishes. PHELPS & PHELPS COLONIAL TEA ROOM— 6324 Woodlawn. Hyde Park 6324. Serving excellent foods in the simple, homelike Early American style with Colonial atmosphere. A BIT OF SWEDEN— ION Rush St. Delaware 1492. Originator of the justly famous Smorgasbord. Food in the atmosphere of Old Sweden. Cocktail hour at five o'clock. 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. IF YOU MIX 'EM YOU GOT TO STIR 'EM -BUT NOT WITH A SPOON The Spoon is the Enemy of the High-ball. BILLY BAXTER CLUB SODA and GINGER ALE ARE SELF-STIRRING they mix a high-ball thoroughly without stirring out the bubbles. If you don't know the right way to mix 'em, or why stirring with a spoon ruins a high-ball, write for booklet Dorothy S. If you know how to mix fine high-balls, call your dealer for Billy Baxter — world's highest carbonation, positively self- stirring. THE RED RAVEN CORPORATION CHES WICK, PA. OTTO SCHMIDT PRODUCTS CO. DISTRIBUTORS FOR CHICAGO 1229 S. Wabash Avenue FINE CALIFORNIA Sweet and Dry WINES, Cordials and Liqueurs Sole Agents: LeRoy Leon et Cie. Champagnes and Wines Epernay Bordeaux FRANCE The E.G. LYONS &RAAS Co. New York Chicago San Francisco LYONS ELVISTA LYONS WINES Lake Geneva Bargain Lake Geneva Property, for sale or trade. Large, extra choice, very desirable lake shore lot. Highly restricted. Unusually line min eral spring, commercial size, on this property. Private beach and pier. ¦ Suitable for summer home or year around residence. Fishing un surpassed. Good hunting, all outdoor sports, winter and summer. Commuting distance from Chicago. Within a few rods of Sid Smith's home. 0. H. Willard 357 S. Homan Avenue. Chicago to AY, 1934 73 Gayer than the Streets of Paris of World's Fair fame, this new bright spot offers most elabo rate entertainment and the BEST of foods and bever ages. No cover or minimum charge. • Sensationally Different! DON PENFIELD and his Knights of Melodv GERMAINE LA PIERRE HARRY HARRIS AL WAGNER and BILLY MEYERS • TEA DANCING JOE BUCKLEY and his Orchestra 50c Luncheon 400 N.WABASH JUST OVER THE RIVER" W. Madison Street THE PICCANINNY BARBECUE For Jaded Appetites BARBECUED CHICKEN — succulent and tasty SPARE RIBS — crisp and munchy BEEF, HAM and PORK sand wiches served on a deli- ciously warmed bun All dipped in our famous PICCANINNY SAUCE Any one an answer to "some thing different" to eat You Will Find The Chicagoan On Leading Newsstands RICKETTS— 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 2322. The home of the famous strawberry waffle whether it be early or late. ST. HUBERT'S OLD ENGLISH GRILL— 316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! HENRICI'S — 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. When better coffee is made Henrici's will still be without orchestral din. BALLANTINE'S— 940 Rush. Delaware 0050. Superb foods and a new bar made of fine, old woods giving the English pub atmosphere. THE VERA MEGOWEN RESTAURANT— 501 Davis, Evanston. A smart dining spot where Evanstonians and north siders like to meet and eat. PITTSFIELD TAVERN— 55 E. Washington. State 4925. Always a delightful spot for luncheon and tea while shopping, and for dinner later. COMMUNITY KITCHEN— 600 Davis St., Evanston. University 8300. Always ready to prepare luncheon, tea, or supper dishes to be served at home. Chicken turnovers with mushroom sauce a specialty. LINDQUIST TEA ROOM— 1434 E. 67th St. Midway 7804. Delicious home cooking; one of the nicest southside dining places. CHARM HOUSE— 800 N. Michigan. Superior 4781. At the Old Water Tower. Quaint, beautiful interior, excellent cuisine and service and reasonable prices. THE BLACK FOREST TAVERN— 2636 N. Clark St. Diversey 6858. A tavern with an Old World atmosphere where fine foods and drinks are dispensed in proper manner. Delicious minute steaks. L'AIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. A grand place to visit. Handsomely furnished, able catering, private dining rooms and, now, lower prices. HORN PALACE— 325 Plymouth Court. Webster 0561. Excellent cui sine and a bar with bartenders who really know the art of mixing. MRS. SHINTANI'S— 3725 Lake Park. Oakland 2775. Interesting Japanese restaurant specializing in native suki-yaki dinners. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. Delaware 2020. Famous old establishment unsurpassed in service of seafoods. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Michigan. Superior 1184. What with its lovely little courtyard, it's something of a show place and always well attended by the better people. MILL RACE INN— Fox River Bridge, Roosevelt Rd., Geneva, III. Built in 1837, quiet, restful atmosphere on the river's edge. BUDWEISER GRILL— 336 N. Michigan. State 1314. Sensational new restaurant comprising four floors; handsomely decorated. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. Wabash 1088. The critical tastes of -the clientele give unneeded stimulus to the chef. BERGHOFF CAFE— 15. W. . Adams. Webster 0118. Always a favorite spot for German food and the excellent Berghoff brew. The food is the same and the beer is better than ever. CASA DE ALEX — 58 E. Delaware. Superior 9697. Fine foods and Spanish atmosphere. BLUE RIBBON SPA — Corner of Jackson and Michigan. A grand silver ' and black bar with a Harding's steam table. FRED HARVEY'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. Superiority of service and select cuisine, and its tradition, make it a favorite luncheon, tea and dinner choice. 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. STALEY'S — 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 2315. Specializing in charcoal broiled steaks and chops. Moderate prices. 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. FISH BAR & RESTAURANT— 32 S. Michigan. To be opened soon by the Miller High Life fish bar people whose restaurant on the Fairgrounds was so famous last season.- THE YORKSHIRE BUCK— 108 E/ Oak. Superior 9196. Old English grill and taproom featuring choice steaks, chops, cheeses and liquors. ROMAN ROOM— 645 St. Clair. Superior 2464. In the beautifully deco rated new M. & C. Italian Restaurant and the handsome Balbo Bar; where leisurely dining and wining may be enjoyed. PICCANINNY— 3801 W. Madison. Kedzie 3900. Where the choicest of barbecued foods and steak sandwiches may be had; their specialty is barbecued spare ribs and they are as near divine as food can be. THE TAVERN — Hotel Knickerbocker. Superior 4264. A smart, unique wining and dining room with clever murals. P.ESTAURANf ONTARIO ST. AT N. WABASH Cuisine Francaise Creole Cooking L'Aiglon, with its cultured European atmosphere and internationally famous French and Southern cuisine, now offers over 400 varieties of rare wines and beveragres. The AMERICAN BAR within L'Aiglon Restaurant is manned by bartenders who KNOW HOW! Rare Wines Perfect Service DINE IN THE NEW AT THE M&C ITALIAN RESTAURANT ERIE AND ST. CLAIR STS. (One Block East of Michigan) Dine leisurely in a Continental manner amidst quiet Italian at mosphere. Excellent Italian Foods. Table d'Hote Dinner $1.00 and $1.25 Luncheon 40-65c REFRESHMENT HOUR 4 P. M. to 6 P. M. in the Balbo Room. Under the same management as M. & C. Italian Restaurant at the World's Fair. RESERVATIONS SUPERIOR 2464 • Delightful • Exotic JAPANESE SUKI YAKI I "The most savory meal that has ever touched your palate" MRS. SHINTANI'S j 3725 LAKE PARK AVE. Oakland 2775 So Different! So Good! 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