December, 1934 ^m Price 25 Cents The CWCAGOAN Consent Decree — By William C. Boy den Noted Chicagoans of 1934 — By J. P. Pollard Holiday Gift Suggestions for Smart Shoppers UD TAYLOR ' 1!*i6 : |JV BOURBON MGHT TAYLOR WHISKEY '$#4/,. ^'"^/,.^,^,,,,,/^tf^A \ ARS AGO BLUE GKAS< MlfflBOlimilSlitf ' N AMtff IWN *teSS*!51- S»wns Comf iftflN&fij >**~ ^"CBloriouo *f£%V UJhi6hcie,"afuri,y £T\ aOOf roof •»««'»» * _„ ImmfVenum BHiljigkeg iSoltleb in bcmit impriran pforiiwl pirib ft Waltimor*. fltft. |OLD TATUmJlSTILud iMfRICANMfDICINALSPIft^ THE tumaA IMPORTANT INSURANCE AGAINST THE FUTURE Our standard bottled -in -bond (as distinguished from pre-prohibition) stocks of famous old whiskies will of course always be available, including such favorites as Old Taylor, Old Grand Dad, Blue Grass, Old Mc Brayer, Black Gold, BourbondeLuxe, Sunny Brook, Mount Vernon, Old Ripy, Bond & Lillard and Boone's Knoll. As a safeguard of quality and adequacy of supply in future we are selecting and retiring for aging be tween 25,000,000 and 30,000,000 gallons from this year's distillations M WORTH GIVING IS THE GIET YOUD LIKE TO KEEP And who wouldn't feel that way about these 12- to 18-year-old pre-prohibition "vintage" whiskies! Mhe selection of gifts for adults is a very puzzling business. Tastes differ so subtly that anyone who picks out, say, an acceptable Christmas tie for his fellowman is either a hero or a genius. The safest Yule solution, particularly when acquaint ances, associates and business friends are involved, is that favored for centuries in Europe: Give a beverage ... a rare and choice beverage. Send the very essence of Christmas cheer in a bonded package. The whiskies illustrated on this page should solve your major gift problems. THIS EMBLEM They range in age from 12 to 18 years. Most of them were laid down in charred oak before the days of prohibition. Time has made them soft and delicate — and noble! You'll savor the mellowing virtue of barreled years in their ripe bouquet. In short, they're aristocrats of the old order. They never can happen again. They're just about gone and it's easy to get poetical about them. To give a friend a bottle, or a case of these rare old "vintage" favorites for Christmas, is giving a gift you'd like to keep yourself — the one kind of gift that's genuine giving. PROTECTS YOU AMERICAN MEDICINAL SPIRITS CO. • NEW YORK . CHICAGO . LOUISVILLE . SAN FRANCISCO We're busy as bees — gathering into FIELD'S GIFT COURT — our cleverest smartest ideas for Christmas. From the thousands of gifts throughout the store, we hustle just our favorites to the Gift Court. So what you'll see here will intrigue and delight you — for nothing is ordinary. Every gift sparkles with gay ingenuity. That's why — for smarter Chicagoans — Christmas shopping at the court is such FUN! Second Floor* MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY Member, 1934 3 a chrtstmas suggestion W S the holidays approach, The Chicagoan modestly brings forth the suggestion that nothing could be more appropriate or welcome as a Christmas gift to friends of discrimination and taste than a subscription to this magazine. Taste in fiction and other kinds of magazines may vary sharply, but in Chicago and its suburbs, The Chicagoan is a welcome visitor to every home of the alert. Effective herewith and in force until January 1, 1935, The Chicagoan will accept gift subscriptions on the fol lowing basis : One Subscription $2.00 Two Subscriptions $3.50 Three Subscriptions $5.00 Subscriptions in excess of three $1.25 each. These orders can be mailed to the office of The Chi- CAGOAN, 407 South Dearborn Street direct or placed through the better book stores or newsdealers. This ad vertisement is authority to your dealer to accept subscrip tions at these prices. A special notification card in keeping with the holiday spirit will be sent to the recipient or will be furnished to you for mailing with each subscription. Editorially, The Chicagoan will offer features during 1935 which will make every issue sparkle. It will be pro fusely illustrated with the product of the Town's expert photographers and leading artists. Subscriptions should reach the office by the fifteenth of the preceding month to insure starting with the issue of the following month. 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. U. S. subscription, $2.00 annually; Canada and Foreign, $3.00; single copy 25c. Vol. XV, No. 4, December, 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. CONTENTS for ^Jjecember CODE Page I NINETEENTH CENTURY CHRISTMAS, by Burnham C Curtis 6 CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT 9 EDITORIAL COMMENTARY 1 1 CHICAGOANA 12 TOLERANCE, by Sid Hix 14 A REPRINT 15 NOTEWORTHY CHICAGOANS OF 1934, by Joseph P. Pollard 16 CARICATURES, by Paul Bohus 17 CONSENT DECREE, by William C. Boyden 19 TOSSING THE SCALLIONS, by Kenneth D. Fry 20 THE CURTAIN RISES, by Karleton Hackett 21 FROM EAST AND WEST, by William C. Boyden 23 HOLIDAY GIFT SUGGESTIONS 32 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, by Elizabeth Fraser 49 WHY VIEW WITH ALARM? by Carl J. Ross 58 CONTRACT BRIDGE, by E. M. Lagron 63 OLD STUFF, by Alexis J. Colman 68 BOOKS, by Marjorie Kaye 71 MUSIC AND LIGHTS, by Donald C. Plant SANDOR ACHIEVES A MODERN ESCUTCHEON FOR THE DISTINGUISHED CARTOONIST, JOHN T. McCUTCHEON CARSON'S individual hosiery ... a very fitting gift for every feminine name on your Christmas List THE FOOT SIZE HAS A NUMBER THE LEG SIZE HAS A NAME We know our Christmas lists . . . There's always a friend who "has everything." An aunt who must feel that you spent hours choosing her gift. A sophisticated young woman who yearns for something ultra smart. A brisk young woman who always prefers the practical. And, in Carson's Individual Hosiery, you have the perfect present for every one of them. There is an individual pro portion for the slender young thing, for the tall, stately creature, for the woman who is exactly average in size, and for the one who has a tendency to plumpness. Each stocking is made to fit the leg cs well as the foot ... in width and length as well as foot size. Just remember the size and the type of the feminine friends on your Christmas list. . .and begin and end your gift hunting in Carson's Hosiery Section (First Floor). You'll find Carson's Individual Hosiery in ringless sheer chiffons,- and in service weights ... all colors, of course. And, while you're busy fixing up your friends and relatives with these per- # ¦ $ |Q*\ fectly fitting stockings, it would I '© I be wise to remember yourself. (According to kind) (Foot Sizes &'A to 10J4) Carson Pirie Scott & Co December, 1934 5 STAGE (Curtains 8:30 and 2:30 p. m„ matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays unless otherwise indicated.) Musical AS THOUSANDS CHEER— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Clifton Webb, Ethel Waters, Helen Broderick and Dorothy Stone. Probably the best revue you've ever seen and certainly the best musical since "Of Thee I Sing." Drama SHOWBOAT DIXIANA— North branch, Chicago River, at Diversey Park way. "Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model," is being played at the mo ment, and much fun, too. ROMANCE— Blackstone, 60 E. 7th. Harrison 6609. Playgoers, Inc., present Eugenie Leontovich as Cavallini in Edward Sheldon's memo rable play, with a fine supporting cast. AH, WILDERNESS!— Erlanger, 12/ N. Clark. State 2561. George M. Cohan gives a magnificent performance in the O'Neill comedy about young love. The Theatre Guild Production. MUSIC CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA— Orchestra Hall, 216 S. Michigan. Harrison 0362. Frederick Stock conducting. The season, having started Oct. 18, includes twenty-eight Thursday evenings, twenty-eight Friday afternoons and twelve Tuesday afternoons. "Pop" concerts on Saturday evenings. CHICAGO GRAND OPERA— Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. Ran dolph 9229. Nightly, with Saturday matinees, through December 22. See daily papers for presentations. Prices, 50c to $4.00, tax exempt. CINEMA HAPPINESS AHEAD— Dick Powell, in excellent voice and at personality peak, sings his way through a highly diverting and wholly worthwhile comedy with songs. (Drop in on it.) THE CASE OF THE HOWLING DOG— Warren William has his best role of the year in the best mystery picture of the year. (Don't miss seeing it, and from the beginning.) THE GAY DIVORCEE — Fred Astaire, who dances suavely into the front rank of film personalities herewith, shares with Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton and Alice Brady the acting honors attendant upon performance of the finest of all the screened musical comedies. (Don't m:ss this one.) CHARLIE CHAN IN LONDON— The most plausible and therefore best of Warner Oland's vehicles as the infallible Oriental detective. (Of course.) MARIE GALANTE — Ketti Gallia^ a newcomer with much of manner, personality and related vendible cinema qualities warranting your atten tion, is surrounded by such eminent folk as Spencer Tracy, Ned Sparks and Helen Morgan in a musical comedy against a spy plot background, or vice versa, and it's too bad they didn't find a better story for her introduction. (See it anyway.) MRS. WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH— Pauline Lord, ZaSu Pitts, W. C. Fields and a quintette of juvenile players mix tear-jerking melo drama and burlesque comedy in a frankly theatrical appeal to the lachrymal glands and diaphragm that clicks and doubleclicks. (Have a good cry and a good laugh.) THE MERRY WIDOW— Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald have done far better with far lesser subject matter, but Ernst Lubitsch's production skill puts the picture on the plus side and keeps it there. (Look it over.) THE ST. LOUIS KID— James Cagney is at the Cagney best as a battling truck driver threading the milkstrike situation that lowans would like to forget. (Perhaps.) TRANS-ATLANTIC MERRY-GO-ROUND— Gene Raymond, Nancy Carroll, Jark Benny, Mitzi Green, Ralph Morgan, Sam Hardy, William Boyd and a dozen other namable performers become enmeshed in a crime plot spun against a musical comedy scenario, and a lot of unrelated things happen haphazardly enough to keep interest keen between the spotty moments of sound entertainment. (Well, yes.) STRAIGHT IS THE WAY— Franchot Tone achieves a legitimate stardom with the aid of May Robson and Karen Morley, in an unvarnished story about a gangster who turns honest. (Might as well.) PECK'S BAD BOY— It's Jackie\,Cooper. (Don't ask.) SPORTS Professional Hockey DECEMBER 2 — Chicago Black Hawks vs. New York Americans; December 9, vs. New York Rangers; December II, vs. Detroit Red Wings; Decem ber 16, vs. Montreal Maroons; December 23, vs. Montreal Canadiens; December 30, vs. St. Louis Eagles. All games at Stadium. INTERNATIONAL LIVE STOCK EXPOSITION— Thirty-fifth anniversary of the continent's largest live stock and horse show in the recently completed new amphitheatre and exhibit buildings. Over 12,000 farm animals from throughout the United States and Canada will be exhibited; International Horse Shows will take place every evening throughout the week, December I to 8. OFF THE RECORD TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN GEORGIA— Brunswick. Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra. On the back side they play "If I Had a Million Dollars" from the film "Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round." ONE NIGHT OF LOVE— Brunswick. And "Ciribiribin." Sung by. Grace Moore, assisted by the Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra under the direction of Wilfred Pelletier. TOMORROW WHO CARES?— Columbia. Ruth Etting sings this and "Talkin' to Myself" on the reverse. CHINESE RHYTHM— Brunswick. And "Weakness." Cab Calloway and his Orchestra do a swell job, with vocal choruses by Cab. YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY OYSTER IN THE STEW— Brunswick. And "It's Dark on Observatory Hill," both by Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra. AVALON — Victor. Richard Humber and the Studebaker Champion Or chestra revive this old favorite and also "Tea for Two." AN EARFUL OF MUSIC— Brunswick. From "Kid Millions," sung by Ethel Merman. On the reverse she sings "You're a Builder-Upper" from "Life Begins at 8:40." MERRY WIDOW WALTZ— Brunswick. And "Villa," both from the film, "The Merry Widow," and played by Leo Reisman and his fine band. STARS FELL ON ALABAMA— Brunswick. And "Your Guess Is Just as Good as Mine," both numbers by Jack Teagarden. WHEN HE COMES HOME TO ME— Brunswick. From "You Belong to Me," and "Sand in My Shoes" from "Convention Girl." Helen Morgan sings 'em. TEN YARDS TO GO— Columbia. And "Out of the Night," both played by Ted Weems and his Orchestra. TABLES Dusk Till Dawn EMPIRE ROOM— Palmer House. Randolph 7500. The Fall Frolics is going beautifully with Jack Powell, droll drummer, heading a grand floorshow. Ted Weems and his orchestra play. CONTINENTAL ROOM— Stevens Hotel, S. Michigan at Balbo. Wabash 4400. Handsome new room with Keith Beecher and his orchestra and Gypsy Nina heading the entertainment. GOLD COAST ROOM— The Drake. Superior 2200. Earl Burtnett and his fine orchestra play to a pleasant, refined patronage. CHEZ PAREE— Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1655. Sophie Tucker heads a grand show with a lot of talent, including the Adorables and Henry Busse's band. OLD HEIDELBERG— Randolph near State. Frank Hazzard and his Old Heidelberg octette and excellent food. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Franklin 2100. The goodole Byfield Basement with George Olsen and his orchestra and his lovely blonde wife, Ethel Shutta. FRENCH CASINO— Clark and Lawrence. Longbeach 2210. Johann Strauss and a complete new European production. MARINE DINING ROOM— Edgewater Beach Hotel. Longbeach 6000. World-famed dancing and refreshment rendezvous on the edge of Lake Michigan. Entertainment with Herbie Kay and his orchestra. WALNUT ROOM— Bismarck Hotel. Central 0123. Art Kassel and his "Kassels in the Air" orchestra and a new floorshow. HARRY'S NEW YORK BAR— 400 N. Wabash. Delaware 3527. Joe Buckley and orchestra play for tea dancing. Paul Mare and his orchestra play evenings. POMPEIAN ROOM— Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Irving Aaronson and his Commanders, eighteen pieces and six entertainers. JOSEPH URBAN ROOM— Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Henry King and his orchestra play and Robert Royce is back heading the entertain ment. TERRACE GARDEN— Morrison Hotel. Franklin 9600. The splendid new show headed by Armanda and Lita, sensational dancers, and Stan Meyers and his Morrison Hotel orchestra. Romo Vincent is still M. C (Continued on page 73) 6 The Chicagoan THE DU BARRY "REST" FACIAL DU BARRY EVENING MAKE-UP ENTER THE SCINTILLANT SEASOM Before dressing, a Du Barry "rest" facial is beauty's cocktail. First cleanse and tone. Then, a generous mask of Du Barry Contour Cream over face, forehead, throat. A film of Muscle Oil for faligue lines. A nap. You'll rise to your bath — radiant. You'll use Du Barry Powder Lotion from finger tips to hairline . . . finish gloriously with Du Barry make-up. Du Barry Hand Principle Treat men I is sweeping the smart world. Ask llie finer shops every where for Du Barry Beauty Preparations jSO/**^ NEW MODE IN MAKE-UP. When you visit New York, spend one glorious hour at the Richard Hudnut Salon. A Du Barry full-hour facia] includes treal- ment of arms and shoulders and individualized make-up for this season's colors. Price $5— Richard Hudnut Shop and Salon, 693 Fifth Avenue, New York NEW YORK • RICHARD HUDNUT • PARIS December, 1934 7 "t!< For the extraordinary in gifts this Christmas, consider handbags wilh matching accessories . . . designed and tailored by London craftsmen in strikingly uncommon leathers. And the five famous Molinelle perfumes ... a language to those who dote upon English luxuries . . . Above the bottles of Molinelle's Lilac, Beau Geste and Gardenia . . . tailored bags of leopard fur (with belt) . . . real parchment leather . . . Wear-Clean Suede (with gloves) . . . and for evening, the finest of Viennese needlepoint. At the best American shops. C. W.DAVENPORT JL mv&t 7 u PHILADELPHIA LONDON VIENH' 366 Fifth Avenue, New Yor* 8 The Chicago4 (bdttonat . IT was our pleasure last month to announce that we would publish in this issue an article entitled People and Things and described as "a first hand report of people and conditions and how they get that way and get over it." It is more than a pleas ure to announce at this time that this will not be necessary. People and Things was an authentic and purpose ful document. It faithfully recorded conversations engaged in by the author during an evening that started with dinner at the club, moved on to a per formance of As Thousands Cheer, thence through after-theatre haunts of varying hue to breakfast and ultimate bed. Partners in these conversations were the usual people, a business man, a gentlewoman of property, an attorney in a top hat, a banker with his hair down, a crooner who can take it, a divorcee and an equally confused debutante, writers, artists, actors, a gabby cabby and a sleepy elevator operator. And all of them spoke at least once about "conditions" and wagged their heads and pulled down the corners of their mouths for an instant without skipping a round or muffing a pun or ducking a check. And the author Went to bed satisfied that everything was going to be all right because all of these folks acted as though everything was all right and one day would tire of kidding each other about the matter and that would be that. It was a pretty good piece. It argued, by inference, that people simply hadn't kept pace with conditions on the rebound, and it sought to persuade them, by example, that they should. But there's no use in printing it now. The psychology it noted is obsolete. Conversation has turned the corner. Big Business has got down to business. The United States Chamber of Commerce, captained by Mr. Silas Strawn, has made it official. Even the Tory press gives signs of veering to the right. Publication of the article en titled People and Things is postponed, therefore, indefinitely. TyjR- ROGER BABSON'S courageous prediction that Chicago will have become the world's larg est city in 1947 (wasn't it?) echoes as sweetly in these ears as any, but we're less interested in size than kind. We'd rather be whatever we are in the best city than in the biggest. Naturally, Mr. Babson's charts and graphs, eloquent as they are, do not measure the A SILHOUETTE By Sylvia Peter, Sixtten-Tear'OM Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Peter oj La\e Forest thing we may as well call civic quality. Our indices, composed of reader correspondence and subscription checks and reactions to text printed in these pages and reports of our critical representatives in the fields of cultural interest, do. And they indicate that Chicago not only will be but is the world's best city and has been for a good while. The blunt statement is as courageous, perhaps, as Mr. Babson's, not to say immodest, but apply to it the direct test of going about Town shouting the contrary and be convinced. Then, if you would be a complete Chicagoan, stop shouting and forget the whole matter. TT is gratifying to note among the gifts arrayed on several subsequent pages by our fellow laborers in your behalf a conspicuous dearth of productions from the forges of the gadgeteers. No aspect of the penny prosperity that throve in the late 'Twenties so positively portended collapse as the fabulous output of the foible factories. There could be no stamina in a wealth that sported a slave bracelet. The ornate intricacy of instruments devised in refinement of the minor vices was a surer symbol than car loadings. We trust we are not rashly premature in the satisfied assumption that this, at least, is to be spared the culture of the 'Thirties. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! s The CHICAGOAN I The Limousine — seven places. Two forward facing auxiliary seats. The Formal Sedan — five places. One side facing auxiliary seat. The All-Weather Town Car — seven places. LeBaron body. gHTtttafe^rt » Count the new Packards you see the next time you are out driving. None* the number parked outside of the smart shops of an afternoon. Then take a look at the records, as the politicians say and you'll find that over half of the fine cars being sold bear the Packard nam* plate, that half of those bought b? North Shore suburbanites this yea* have been Packards. And if your next car is to be * chauffeur-driven one, you will be in terested in one of the four body type* offered on each of the three Packard models for 1935 — the Limousine, the Formal Sedan, the All-Weather Cabri olet or the All -Weather Town Car They are smart, graceful looking cars with spacious interiors. They have the widest, most comfortable seats y°* ever sat in. Mechanically, they are the finest automobiles ever built. If you doubt this statement, just ask the man who owns one, and hear what he ha5 to say about a great motor car. Any Packard man will be glad to dis cuss the convenient terms on which a Packard can be purchased. Delivered prices range from $2690 to $68$ in Chicago. PACKARD MOTOR CAR COMPA^ OF CHICAGO Consult the Packard listing in your telephone directory for the address of the nearest branch or dealer The All-Weather Cabriolet — seven places. LeBaron body. 10 The Chicago THAT quotation "Christmas comes but once a year" is a part of a neatly turned little distich that runs this way: "At Christ mas play and make good cheer, For Christ mas comes but once a year." It's from The Farmer's Daily Diet, written by one Thomas Tusser, an early writing man (circa 1515-1580), and it doesn't appear on very many Christmas cards any more. And you've probably forgotten, too, that one Clement C. Moore (1779-1863) turned out the old favorite, A Visit from St. Tiicholas, which begins: " Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house" and so on. It's the spirit that counts. (Old saw.) " I Q Some timely advice on Christmas • I I charity comes to us from the United Charities people. They have made the bright discovery that good intentions of well-meaning rich and well-meaning poor often lead both astray. They refer to the good old custom of Christmas Slumming. A big car drives up to a decrepit tene ment. Mr. and Mrs. John Bountiful (ours « a Democracy) descend, their arms, and those of their chauffeur, loaded with Christmas packages. "Charity! Charity!" shout excited children. A stiff, uncomfort able quarter hour follows in the Blanks' shabby flat, the Blanks feeling ashamed of their poverty, the Bountifuls embarrassed by their gratitude. Every Christmas, the United Charities believes, hundreds of dollars are spent on tragic farces like this. The answer: give through organised charity. The Charity then passes the money on to needy families several days before Christmas so that they can have the fun of planning their own Christmas, getting just what they want, what they need, and feeling like independ ent human beings. GRIND For some years now we have been following in the dailies whatever six day bicycle races happened to come up, as they do from time to time. We even went as far (as the Sta dium) as to journey out one night during the recent event. We can understand why it is called a grind, and, also, we can under stand why such a race draws the crowds. And some week we are going to cover a six day bicycle race, largely because we think Six Days Shalt Thou Labor (which we remembered ourself) would be a handsome title for a story about a six day bicycle race. HI ATCC The Cnicago Motor T LA I LJ Club people told us about the 1935 automobile license plates. The Illinois plate will be a lovely thing, we understand; quite something to hang on the boudoir wall. It'll be marine blue numerals on a pearl background. The plates for some of our sister states will be little models of color harmony, too. Delaware has selected Colonial blue on old gold and Maine's col ors will be white on Spanish blue. Alumi num comes up, as it has in so many color schemes, in the New Jersey and North Carolina plates — aluminum numerals on black. Florida has picked black on grape fruit (and why not?) yellow, and California will have orange on black, but Georgia, evi dently forgetting all about the peach for a few minutes, has blue on orange. Among our neighboring states, Ohio's will be yellow on blue; Indiana's black on robin's-egg blue; Iowa's white on blue; Mis souri's golden orange on black; Wisconsin's white on black (simple enough) ; and Min nesota's gold on maroon, maybe as a trib ute to the state university's high-scoring, championship football team. Black and yellow, found by the U. S. Bureau of Standards to offer good visibility, will lead the parade, and white on green, "Colonel McCormick? The crossword puzzle editor has just figured out some honeys for the new spelling campaign!" blue, black, maroon follow in popularity. The District of Columbia has selected green on white, Hawaii and Porto Rico will have black on yellow, the Philippines orange on black; and the Canal Zone light blue numerals on canary yellow. Two of the states, Arizona and West Virginia, seem to have the what's-the-use idea and are keeping their '34 colors, black on copper and black on yellow respectively. 1/ I k I r\ We've just heard about an l\ I I N \-s uncommonly considerate pickpocket who is operating in the Loop these days, unless he has been caught up with by this time. After he has gone through the purse or wallet upon which he has put the snatch and has extracted what interests him, he tosses the pocketbook into a mail box and it is returned to its owner the next day by the mail-carrier — unless, of course, there aren't any identification cards in it. One mail-carrier on La Salle Street says he has delivered "hundreds" of these picked pocketbooks to their rightful owners — postage collect. KkC\\l\\\\C^ It's always an oc- / V \ W V II N VJJ casion for sober re flection and sentimental reminiscence, mov ing day is. It was not surprising, therefore, to come across John Budinger with a sort of far-away look in his eye when we dropped around to witness the moving of millions of dollars worth of diamonds, pearls, china, glassware, silver and other items in the ex pensive stock of Spaulding-Gorham, from the old South Michigan Avenue location to the shop's modern new store in the Drake Hotel. Mr. Budinger has served the firm long enough to be serving, today, the grand daughters of Chicago society women who came to him for jewelry many years ago. And while most of the other members of the house were looking ahead to the beauty and inviting atmosphere of the new shop, Mr. Budinger was combining his glimpse into the future with a glance backward to the past. Noteworthy in his recollections was the remembrance of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt visiting Chicago especially to honor H. A. Spaulding on the opening of his new store at State and Monroe Streets. That was an occasion, and what a flutter it caused in Chicago society! And what an occasion it was, too, when Mr. Budinger was called upon to go to the Auditorium Hotel to dis- December, 1934 11 play before the eyes of the great Sarah Bernhardt some of the firm's loveliest jew elry. "What flaming red hair she had, what expressive hands," he told us. Those were the days of diamond and pearl stomachers, dangling gold ear-rings, diamond and pearl "dog-collars," $200,000 pearl necklaces, hair jewelry, half-inch wide wedding rings. Those were the days of Nordica, Melba, Marie Tempest, Emma Abbott, Richard Mansfield, all of whom were Mr. Budinger 's customers. But for all of Mr. Budinger's "looking backward," today's the time to live, he says; and today he is keeping pace with the times by supplying debutantes with engagement rings, wedding rings and jewelry just as smart and fashionable and modern as was the jewelry he sold their mothers and grand mothers in their day. As heavily armed guards carried out a cabinet containing millions of dollars worth of precious jewels for transportation to the new shop, he said: "They call them the 'good old days.' Maybe they were. Jew elry was beautiful then, or, at least, so we thought. But it's never been so beautiful as today. And I'm glad I'm here to see it!" PENNY There's a penny restau rant in Town that you may not know about which serves some two thousand meals a day at an average cost of ten cents a meal. It's called the Penny Restaurant and it's at 16 West Lake Street. It isn't a part of the Town's relief bureau nor does it receive government support. It is simply a place where very good food is available at cost for those budgets limited to thirty to fifty cents a day. The restaurant, established and supported by the Bernarr MacFadden Foundation in the midst of what we used to call the Depression, is one of several seeking as its purpose to dispense good food at cost. There are ten Penny Restaurants in the country — in New York, Washington and Chicago, and every one loses money; the deficit is made up by the Foundation. And understanding the need of a deficit maker- upper is easy when you scan the price list: hot biscuits, one cent; cereals, two cents; soups, three cents; stewed fruit, two cents; two meatcakes, six cents; fresh vegetables, five cents; corned beef and cabbage, thirteen cents; sirloin steak, eighteen cents; and if the diner is feeling a bit gay, Waldorf salad goes for a nickel. The only food patrons are urged to buy is cracked wheat. That's because its food and functional value is sufficient to sustain life without other foods in the diet. And sustain life with glowing health, according to Mr. Hermansen, manager of the Penny Restaurant and diet specialist. The majority of the people who eat there, of course, do so because of small income or none at all. All persons asking for a free meal get it if they are actually needy. Pan handlers are chucked out. We observed a few well dressed people in the restaurant and asked Mr. Hermansen about them. He said they obviously could pay more for their meals, but they preferred the simple, health ful diet of the Penny Restaurant. Also, every person able to pay more who eats there helps the restaurant to keep open, because every meal paid for begets another. The man who holds the record for the Chicago-Milwaukee run walks from the south side of the Loop to take his meals there. And Professor MacFadden himself, in New York, takes a taxi to one of his restaurants for his meals. Mr. Hermansen didn't know whether or not he uses airplane service when he is out of town. Actors from the nearby Rialto, usually rather se lective when it comes to eating spots, patron ize the place. And there is one distinguished looking gentleman — he never wears an over coat during the winter — who spends exactly twenty-five cents there each day. It's a place to visit. jrn H It seems that all is not Cello- I L l\ / V \ phane that appears to be, but all, however, is "transparent wrapping" or "cellulose film," which are the genenc terms for the material. In other words, we've just learned that the word "Cello phane" (with a capital "C") is the regis tered trade mark of the Du Pont Cellophane Company, Inc., and is not a generic term, and that practically everybody has been making the same mistake all this time. Just as three decades ago every phonograph or gramophone was a "Victrola," whether it was or not. BABE "I've changed my mind. I've decided to accept liquor advertising!' That air-minded golf scribe. Ernie Heitkamp, who can tell a Monet stroke from one of the Sarasen variety, has a new protegee under his ample and protective wing these days. The foundling is the angular and muscular Mildred "Babe" Didrikson, who has just come up with the startling announcement that in a couple of years she's counting on being the women's national golf champion And probably the Heitkamp protegee ought to be watched, for she is by far the most colorful all -'round athlete, man or woman, that the sports world has had in many a year. There's never been a record that she's set her heart on having that she hasn't gained. And she feels that the golf ing crown is the piece de resistance of al' sports honors, but admits that her election to go after it is easily the toughest bite she has ever attempted to chew. After she had played only a half dozen rounds, "Babe" could outdrive the longest hitters in feminine golfdom. She plans to winter in Florida this season and invites everyone to "watch her" in the winter tour naments. She has a great amount of con» dence in herself, and even though this * only her second year at golf, the leading women golfers had maybe better look V their laurels. Because "The Babe" has give11 up all other branches of athletics to devotf her entire time to the mastering of the game During the season's end in this part of the country she was removing considerable turf from the already none-too-smooth p*5 turage of the Lincoln Park course daily ufl der the expert tutelage of Bob MacDonald endeavoring to catch on to the fine poin15 of the pastime. Although she pounds o°! a ball from 265 to 300 yards off the tee, # needs a lot of polishing on her recovery IP "finesse" shots. 12 The Chicagoa* Sports writers have called her "a whole track meet rolled into one." She is about that, for alone and unaided she captured the discus-throw, eighty meter hurdles, base ball-throw, broad jump and javelin events in the 1933 Olympic Games (women's divi sion) at Los Angeles and in 1933 and '34 served as starting pitcher with the bush league House of David baseball team. She hurls a terrific baseball, has muscles of iron, stands five feet six inches in height and possesses one hundred forty pounds of bone and sinew born of Norwegian Viking stock, and born in Port Arthur, Texas, twenty-two years ago. She has artistic in clinations toward silhouette portrait cutting, never wears a hat, is at home among men on the playing fields, but lapses into self- consciousness when among the masculine sex in the drawing room. Quite a gel! D f~*\ /""\ 1/ C It ^as just been brought ¦^ ^— J ^-^ '\ *J to our attention by our Champaign-Urbana operative that if you are down on the University of Illinois cam pus, don't go over to the main library if you want to check out Knut Hamsun's Growth of the Soil. It's in the College of Agriculture library. Probably nestling right up against The Good Earth. This same reporter, a bookish fellow to be sure, was wasting time in a Chicago ren tal library the other weekend, and that tidy new low-priced edition of Cellini caught his eye. He turned to his companion, a blonde today every bit as beautiful as she was when she wasn't, and murmured, "A new Cellini, that!" The alert girl at the counter corrected him quickly enough though. "That isn't a new book," she explained. "It's been out about one hundred years, maybe." And our reporter, he says, had thought it had been taken from the movie. NEW DEAL With the in troduction of the crop of opera singers gathered for this season, opera-going Chicagoans have been in for something new and something dif ferent; for the young, the beautiful and, above all, the light of weight, are present in greater numbers than ever before in opera history. The traditional opera heavy seems to be scheduled for a complete fade- out, what with Carmens and Salomes as slim and light as chorus girls taking their places in many of the season's productions. To be specific, the management of the Chicago Grand Opera Company points with quite some pride to the fact (once enough to ruin operatic aspirations) that the lovely blonde Jean Tennyson weighs only one hundred twenty pounds — just about half the traditional operatic tonnage. She, feather-weight though she may be, has appeared in many and various roles during the season. Among roles Miss Tennyson has sung at one time or another, just to show that voice and weight are not neces sarily related, are Mimi in La Boheme and Marguerite in Faust. "He likes you! See? He's wagging his tail!" Miss Tennyson daintily kicks over an other old time operatic applecart by having arrived in opera via the musical show chorus. While she received her musical education in Italy — fairly crawling with operatic tradition — she began her stage life in the singing and dancing choruses and ap peared in Vanities and Ziegfeld Follies. She still keeps up on her dancing and down on her weight by rehearsing daily with the opera ballet. Viennese artist Artur Halmi, inspired by her loveliness of face and figure, painted an immense oil portrait of her which she cherishes, declaring that opera tradition may get her yet and she may need it to exhibit to her grandchildren to confirm her state ment that "I used to weigh only one hun dred twenty pounds." r LJ A D I TV A million dollars v- ll r\ 1x111 worth of toys for the children and a billion dollars worth of fun for the grown-ups, with the proceeds going to the Chicago Lying-in Hospital, is the program for the Merry-Go-Round, toy and gift exposition opening in the Hotel Sherman December 1 for eight days. There will be displays of toys, as modern as tomorrow and as quaint as your great- grandmother's portrait, occupying the entire mezzanine exposition hall and grand ball room. A real merry-go-round, symbol of the pre-Holiday event, will provide rides for children and adults who wish they were chil dren, or feel like they were at the time. A billiard tournament will be another feature, with classes established for boys and girls twelve years of age and younger and others for those between thirteen and sixteen; it will be played on children's tables. And an entire street of side shows will provide con tinuous fun for everybody. Special entertainment features have been provided for each afternoon and evening by the sponsors of the event. A dinner dance and fashion show will officially open the benefit on Saturday night; Mrs. Ernest By- field and Mrs. Frank Bering will sponsor a radio and stage show on Monday night; Tuesday will be sports night; on Wednesday vaudeville programs will be provided by stage, screen and radio stars; opera night, with opera stars as special guests, will be on Thursday; Friday will be carnival and chil dren's night and Saturday will be every body's night, with a special program by the exhibitors, who will auction off their remain ing stock — if any. UNKNOWN E2K Polignac visited Town the other day; it was the first time he'd been in this country since 1917, when he came over with the French High Commission under Andre Tardieu. He was here in the interests of the very old De Polignac family's famous Reims Cham pagne cellars which are known to the world under the name of Pommery ti? Greno. Practically every newspaper reporter who interviewed him asked him what he thought of Gertrude Stein, in Town at the same time; and his reply was the same to each — that he'd never heard of her until he had come over here and had been asked what he thought of her by American newspaper reporters December, 1934 13 In June The Chicagoan Said And Now Repeats: An Editorial Reprinted from The Chicagoan for June, 1934 EDITORIAL C A A A I I C I IKICI II I Once again the center of action in J A/V\U t L I IN J U LL the complex drama of the Fall of the House of Insull is in Chicago. The tedious routines of the technology of the law and the courts are beginning, and with this third act movement of the tragedy there comes a dawning public realization that it is not alone Mr. Samuel Insull who goes to trial before the world but in a certain sense also the community itself. The verity of the charges against Mr. Insull is a matter for the normal processes of the courts, a cold determination of facts and responsibilities, but meanwhile there promises to be and should be a clearing away of the mists and fogs of prejudice, innuendo and ill-founded presumptions which have so long dominated the views of the public and its newspaper press. The great city of Chicago, so proud, and so often boastfully proud, of what it calls its fair name, has now before it opportunity and obligation to demonstrate its fairness. While Chicago awaits the adjudication of the charges brought against Mr. Insull, it can reflect that the collapse of his financial empire brought to him greater loss than to others and that after all, while it may diminish the lustre of his name, it does not and can not destroy the fact of his ability and leadership, in the days of his power, as important in the building of Chicago. Not the bitterest of Mr. Insull's personal foes can deny his achievements. His successes and triumphs and the good that he has done are still good and will live after him, possibly far longer than his mistakes. Despite the vast attentions of the daily press, the Insull story is yet but a half told story. The half that has been told has been written in the head line hunting debacle technique. None has ventured yet to explore the political ramifications and significances of some of the important but less obvious aspects of the Insull case. That there should be, to borrow a term from the vernacular of the motion picture, a certain "timing" of official action, a "timing" that has no apparent relation to expedient operation of the machinery of justice, has not been discovered by this ardent daily press. That story is not sufficiently obvious for the purpose of the leather-lunged "bootjackers" of the circulation crews. The public has been given the im pression, a picture by inference, of the once mighty Mr. Insull a fugitive from justice, dramatically fleeing from the law and seeking refuge in far places. But there has been no pointing out of the fact that no charges were filed against him until some three months after he had departed from the scene of his unhappiness. When the official word from Washington was given to the radio com panies that there could be no microphones and spot news broadcasting from the scene of the Insull landing on American shores there was evidence enough that somewhere in high places was a desire to take showmanship command of the Insull case. Abstract pursuit of justice has no concern with microphones. The Chicago newspaper treatment of the Insulls, typically savage in pur suit of sensation for many months, has contrived to convey proclamation to the world on the usual windy theme of "big, big, big!", of a two billion dollar triumph in iniquity. This proclamation has found itself not so well supported since Mr. Insull's return, by photographs of a harassed, weary old man. He may feel like hell, but he does not look like the Devil. The newspictures have brought documentation, plain even to the illiterate eye, tending to invade the grand myth of the ogre. And perhaps that is why, within a fortnight of Mr. Insull's landing, what the city editors call the "heart interest" coloration began to seep into the journalistic presentations. Most fortunately, not only for Mr. Insull's chances of obtaining a fair trial but for the interests of this community in general, the vaporings of Chicago's newspapers are notoriously innocuous. If this were not so, Colonel McCormick's Tribune and Colonel Knox's Daily J^ews would have had Cook County marching on Washington with pitchfork and shotgun before the New Deal was a year old. If this were not so, the late Edith Rocke feller McCormick, pilloried on her deathbed by these journals and their contemporaries, would not today be enshrined in civic memory for her pub lic benefactions. The newspaper pre-trials and crucifixions of Mr. Insull are of a piece with what has gone before, adding nothing to the brightness of the boasted "fair name" of Chicago. No public good can now be served by anything but fair, unemotional, unprejudiced trial of Mr. Samuel Insull upon the charges as made — a trial in the courts, not the press. Noteworthy Chicagoans of 1934 The Sixth Annual Assortment of Classic Citizens By Joseph P. Pollard The barker at the Streets of Paris who espied the Governor of Illinois quietly browsing around the peep shows, and who barked out: "Step right in, ladies and gentlemen. On the inside we have Governor Horner, in person." The officials of a suburban nudist camp who advertised for applicants of the white collar type only. The lady who testified in her divorce suit that the only present she ever got from her husband was a book entitled Two Hun* dred and One Ways to Commit Suicide. The gambling house patron who took an un fair advantage of the other players bet ting on which hole in the board a dazed mouse would dash into, by stealthily baiting the hole he bet on with a piece of cheese. The South Side minister who advanced the time of the Sunday service one hour to accommodate his golf -playing parishioners. The alimony delinquents who were rushed into service as jurors by a judge who had run out of jurymen, and who were promptly MR. RUFUS C. DAWES, who grave the world a needed object lesson In how to deal with a depression when he persuaded thirty-eight million theoretically impoverished persons to buy tickets to A Century of Progress Exposition and closed It in the black FORMER JUDGE KENESAW MOUNTAIN LANDIS, whose relatively quiet labors as head man of baseball came to publicly oral fruition during the World's Series when all of his umpires and all of his men couldn't get the Tigers and Cardinals together again ordered to apply their jury pay to their alimony deficits. The Oak Street bather who fractured his skull trying to change clothes in an Austin. The lottery promoters who offered a large prize to the holder of the ticket most nearly corresponding to the date of the first suicide from a new South Side bridge. The alderman who paused to yawn in the middle of an important speech he was making before his fellow lawgivers. The juror who voted for acquittal because he was disgusted with the state's attor ney's endless references to the intelligence of the jury. The fugitive from a neighboring state who was found with seven hundred pairs of women's garters in his suitcase. "I made them in prison and was anxious to sell them at the Fair." The man who ordered dinner at a down town hotel, having first a pony of Bene dictine, then coffee and cheese, then steak and vegetables, next some soup, and finally a Dry Martini. "I do everything back wards," he explained. The doctor who hit upon the happy notion of attending a gambling establishment frequented by many of his patients, and who stood over any of them who chanced to be winning and promptly made a collec tion of overdue accounts. The student who added a postscript to his examination paper: "Dear Professor: If you sell any of my answers to the funny papers I expect you to split fifty-fifty with The policeman who ran across forty-nine pairs of red plaid trousers neatly piled in a vacant lot. The couple who were apprehended coming down a ladder from a second story win dow of their home, and who explained to the bewildered new officer on the beat that they were celebrating the twenty-fifth anni versary of their elopement. The woman who sought an injunction re straining her estranged husband from tak ing more than one bath a week in the bath room of the apartment which they still used jointly: "When we lived together, MR. CLARENCE DARROW, whose high and low for what turned out to be one of the few off years in his long and brilliantly spotlighted career was achieved with the issuance of a report on the status and probable future of NRA which got lost in the shuffle December. 1 934 15 GOVERNOR HENRY HORNER, whose handling of the affairs of the State of Illinois during two years as fraught with threatful circumstances as one of W. C. Fields' heroic comics was inferentially okayed By the plain voter in the torrential balloting of November 6 one bath a week was plenty for Stanley. Now he takes one every day. He does it just to annoy me." The lawyers who quarreled over their al leged exclusive rights to hand out busi ness cards for divorce at the marriage license bureau. The taxpayer who, when told that his in come tax amounted to four cents, asked if he might pay it in quarterly instalments, and upon being informed that was his privi lege, gently placed a copper on the col lector's desk and walked away. The semi-pro baseball pitcher who pitched for both sides in an all-star game, gave only five hits, and defeated himself two to one. The whimsical brewer who willed two shares of his brewery stock to an ardent W. C. T. U. worker who had vexed him in the past, with the suggestion that the legatee use the stock certificate for a Bible marker. The doctor who put a cast on the sound left leg of a boy instead of on his broken right leg. The judge whose deafness led a disgruntled attorney to remark: "Judge X has not heard an argument for ten years past, though a person by no means above the ne cessity of such aids to his judgment." The mischievous children who helped them selves to a milk driver's ignition key, placed it in one of the milk bottles on the truck, and then replaced the bottle cap, thus causing the driver to open and explore many bottles before finding his key. The amateur magician who pulled a hat out of a rabbit. The business man who made the following payroll report to the NRA code author ity: "I employ one man and have no use for him. He is my wife's brother." The 160 caddies on strike at a North Shore golf club, who plunged naked into a pond bordering three fairways, and who hooted derisively at the feeble shots of the unnerved players. The judge who transferred a pending di vorce case to another court when one of the lawyers announced that he was going to call ninety witnesses. The young ladies touring Europe who, prowling around the London law courts, thought they had stumbled upon a quaint Old World restaurant, and sat down to eat, smoke, and chat with one hundred shocked barristers of the Inner Temple. The client who brought suit against his lawyer to recover for loss due to the lawyer's delay, thereby causing twenty other lawyers to affix their names to the answering papers, volunteering their serv ices to the defendant. The visiting lady from Nebraska who slapped the face of the hotel clerk who handed her her room key one evening and BohJS DR. ROBERT MATNARD HUTCHINS, whose activities in behalf of the University of Chicago have been as variously inter preted and appraised as the works of the national administration and whose well pub licized induction into the service of the lat ter didn't jell MAYOR EDWARD J. KELLY, whose executive administration has been the best and the worst that the city has enjoyed, depending upon which newspaper you be lieve, and has won for him the sponsorship of his party for continuation in service after next election day pleasantly inquired "Bound for the arms of Morpheus?" The schoolgirl who signed her arithmetic paper "Mae West," and explained to the inquiring teacher that she did so "because I done 'em wrong." The would-be suicide who brought a breach of warranty suit against the merchant who sold him a rope that broke at the crucial moment. The newsboy who flagged an elevated train in time to save a prominent citizen who had fallen from the platform in a faint, and who, a few minutes later hawked lus tily the new editions which featured the event. The visiting bad man from Wisconsin who announced that he was Dillinger two months after Dillinger was shot and killed. The real estate agent who recommended to prospective tenants a certain apartment with thin walls, emphasizing the fact that very interesting people lived next door. The taxi driver who, when arrested for wild and reckless driving, said he did it just for the fun of it: "I had a French dame in the cab and I love to hear them frogs talk when they get excited." The lady who was arrested for shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theatre, and who ex plained that she always summoned her chil dren with that cry. 16 The Chicagoan Consent Decree A Trifling Irony of Domestic Imbroglio By William C. Boyden f: FORTLEY v. FORTLEY." The court room stirs. Five pre sentable young persons move up to the bar of justice. An efficient-looking girl eases into a seat under the witness-box. She opens a stenographer's notebook. Sev eral sceptical-eyed young men converge on the party. They are Klengle of the Tiews, Murray of the Tribune, Beezie Greenock of the American with a rose in his button hole, others,. Out in the corridor one might observe a couple of photographers setting up cameras. The clerk hands the Judge a file. "Swear the witnesses." Two beautiful girls raise their right hands. One beautiful girl raises her left hand. Low ers it in confusion. Raises the right hand. "What is the charge?" The Judge's voice is cool, kindly, meas ured. Unruffled by an hour on the receiv ing end of alimony squabbles and harsh acerbities between raucous illiterates, he sur veys the five in front of him. The lawyers he knows. Charles Wilder and Philip Stone. Nice young fellows. Connected with good firms. Not often before him. And then usually with an uncontested mat ter. And the girls. Charming. Pity! What is the matter with young people today? Every chance. And yet . So many be fore him. Charley Wilder 's deferential voice breaks the Judge's thought: "Cruelty, your Honor, appearance of de fendant, stipulation." "Proceed." The girl who steps to the witness-chair is petite. But her chin is resolute. And her blue suit harmonizes perfectly with her blue eyes. "Please state your name." "Ethel Nevins Fortley." "Where do you live, Mrs. Fortley?" "They all drink to the Judge" "Thirteen Twenty-one North State Street." "How long have you lived in the State of Illinois and County of Cook continuous ly, immediately preceding the filing of this bill for divorce?" "Twenty-five years. I was born here." "You are the wife of Randolph Fortley, the defendant in this cause?" "I am." "Calling your attention to the afternoon of August 23rd, 1934, will you please state where you were and what occurred." "Well — you see — Randy and I — I mean Mr. Fortley and I were playing tennis at the Saddle — I mean the Saddle and Cycle Club. We were playing with Rosemary Bangs and Grant Parker. Randy — I mean my husband — took a ball that was coming right at me. I very politely asked him to stay over on his own side of the court. He got mad — I mean became angered. He hit me with his racquet." "Where did he hit you, Mrs. Fortley?" "Well — he hit me on the — anyway, he hit me. And not with the gut of the racquet but with the side. It hurt me. I had to stop playing." "And further calling your attention to the evening of October 9th, 1934, please tell the court where you were and what oc curred." "I was at home. Mary Fraser was with me. Randy — I mean Mr. Fortley — came in after playing poker. He had been drink ing. I said to him ." It takes but a few minutes. Recitation of the final indignity brings a decorous tear to Ethel's eyes. The Judge leans for ward and inquires: "You gave him no cause on either occa sion? No cause at all?" "No, your Excell — your Honor." Wilder's remaining questions are brisk. No children. No alimony. Property set tlement out of court. Rosemary Bangs takes the stand. She saw with her own eyes the black and blue mark on Ethel's tender posterior. Mary Fraser follows. She herself had barely avoided one of Mr. Fortley 's kicks as she and Mrs. Fortley tried to put the recalci trant man to bed on the night of the un fortunate poker party. Both are agreed that the defendant's conduct was infamous on each occasion. Both are so attractive that Beezie Greenock of the American con ceives a brilliant idea. He will try to get a picture of the plaintiff flanked on either side by her two fetching witnesses. "Any cross-examination?" "No, your Honor." This is Philip Stone's contribution to the proceedings. "Write up your decree." December, 1934 17 Five presentable young persons move to wards the door. They barely get through, when: "Will you pose for a picture, Mrs. Fort ley? — Charley, ask your client to pose with the witnesses. — Won't you all pose to gether? — It won't take a minute. — If you won't, we'll have to take shots anyway. — Please, Mrs. Fortley, the papers will ap preciate it." Ethel clings to Charley Wilder: "Please don't let them, Charley. They've a picture of me. I don't want to be taken in the court room." "Better let them, Ethel. Otherwise they'll chase us down to the street with those damned flash-lights. The most awful pic tures may come out of it." "Awful pictures? Would they have the nerve to do that?" "Would they have the nerve? Say, those boys are paid to have nerve." "Well, if you think they'll get a decent picture, if I pose ." "I'm sure they will." They go into a room in the back of a deserted court. They refuse a group pic ture with the three girls in chairs, the at torneys standing behind with hands resting paternally on the shoulders of the wit nesses. Beezie Greenock is broken hearted. Such a swell idea. But Ethel has her pic ture taken. Lots of them. Enough to crowd her envelope in every newspaper morgue in the city. Phil Stone is strong and silent till they get out on Clark Street. Then : "Well, Ethel, that's that! And how did you like your opponent's attorney? I didn't make it too tough, did I?" "Phil, I never knew you to be so sweetly silent before. Randy couldn't have been nicer if he'd been there himself." "Well, let's celebrate. Why not all come up to my rooms at the Ambassador for lunch?" "I've no objection to giving Ernie By- field the business, but I want it to be my party. So let's make it the College Inn. Anyway I can't wait for a drink. Remem ber, the first divorce is the hardest." So they walk to the Sherman. Charley is thirsty, too. These things are a strain. He says: "Glad it's over. Never know what may happen. Thought Randy might show up and forbid the decree. Or one of you girls forget your right name." They turn into the hotel. Descend the stairs. They get a nice table. Maurie Sher man's Band is playing. The music is se ductive. So is a round of Old Fashions. One round deserves another. A third in duces Charley and Phil to lay aside cer tain well defined prejudices against dancing at noon on a working day. The tune is Coc\tails for Two. Ethel dances with her lawyer. Later she holds down the table while the lawyers and witnesses dance. A youngish man with shiny hair and a lot of teeth sidles up: "Would you like to dance?" • *•' mUFIfii €m:-[. "There's Jarvis at the Key Club" The young man is a stranger to Ethel. But Phil and Mary are grinning at her from the floor. What would Randy say? Danc ing with a stranger in a public restaurant! He would be furious. Positively tumultuous. All right. "But I don't know you." "Well, that makes it even. I don't know you either." A glib young man! "You win. I'll dance with you once. But only once." They dance. The glib young man dances rather well. He doesn't say a word. He doesn't hold her too tight. So she says: "Why did you ask me to dance?" "I like to dance." "You don't work here, do you?" "Oh, no. I'm a certified public account ant." "Oh." Ethel can think of nothing else to say. They return to the table. 'Someone does show up — Randy' "Thank you very much for the dance." With a bow, her fortuitous partner moves discreetly away. The others come off the floor. Charley Wilder leads the chorus of derision : "As your old family counsellor, all I can say is that your new freedom seems to have gone to your head. Or is it the Old Fash ions? Remember the decree isn't signed yet. Won't be till tomorrow, or next day." "Then don't tell Randy till tomorrow, or next day. After that, tell him I've gone off the deep-end, like they do in English novels — dancing with strange men, drink ing Old Fashions with unscrupulous law yers, having my toes pedicured red, haunting Chinatown, anything." "Listen at her," chirps Mary Fraser, "hid ing a broken heart under light and airy badinage. I really think Ethel's still carry ing a torch for Randy." "If I am, it's burning pretty low." "Aw, let's eat." This from Phil Stone. They eat. It is as well. And they eat well enough to lay the foundation for a couple of rounds of brandy. The brandies make them feel very well indeed. It is four o'clock before some one suggests: "Let's go to the Key Club." "Why didn't we think of that before." No one has any rational explanation of why they had not thought of that before. They go to the Key Club. They find Jarvis Hunt at the Key Club. They are amazed. Who would have dreamed of finding dear old Jarvis at the Key Club? The fact seems worthy of celebration. They have a couple of rounds of Scotch and soda. Not too much soda. There should have been a spot more soda. Then Phil Stone might not be quite so melancholy: "It's awful, Jarvis. Here we are. Cele brating Ethel's divorce. Think of it. She divorced old Randy for extreme and re peated — yes, repeated — cruelty. And I'm Randy's lawyer, and I didn't protect him. Should have protected him. Just stood there and let the thing go through. He told me not to protect him. But should have protected him. Needs protection. Poor old Randy. I just let 'em ride all over me. I'm so shamed — " Tears roll down Phil's cheek. Murky melancholy befogs his soul. Rosemary comes to his rescue: "Give this bird another highball, Jarvis. He's breaking my heart." Two minutes later Phil recalls a story which does not begin by a travelling sales man stopping at a farm house. The trouble is he can't recall the point of the story. It is no matter. Something about the story seems to suggest food to Phil: "Let's all have dinner at the Tavern. Join us, Jarvis. Just make an even num ber." "Will if you'll dine here. I can't leave tonight." Four think this a swell idea. One pro tests. One is Ethel: "Not here. Not tonight. Randy's sure to drop in. Al- (Continued on page 59) 18 The Chicagoan Tossing the Scallions A Sports Writer Works Off a Few Grouches By Kenneth D. Fry IF the rules allowed the boys to shoot free throws, what a game this alleged football would turn out to be. In the midst of wondering just how long to stall before starting Christmas shopping, it might be high time to work off a few grouches that are encrusting these old bones, before boarding up for the winter. Doubtless I'm perched out here on a fence all by myself, but since the good gen tlemen who conduct this high class periodi cal either don't read my stuff or don't care what I write, or both, this grumpy corre spondent will set about airing a diatribe (WTiat ho, sports departments!) against the gridiron pastime as it has been foisted on the public during the season that we have just gone through. First of all, let's get this straight. I hold no brief for the flying trapeze, razzle-dazzle style of handball — pardon me, football — which our undergraduate heroes have been displaying. And that is that. Somehow, as I sat in the stands and watched Ohio State — and that's a mighty elegant football team Schmidt built for himself down there — score on Northwestern with some fummy-diddling behind the line, a long forward pass, and then a lateral just as the pass receiver was being tackled, I worked up a nice, usable case of sympathy for the Northwestern de fense man who. was supposed to do some thing about that play. There he was, poor lad. Down near his own goal. The Buck eye got the pass and the Wildcat tackled him viciously. But when tackled, the Ohio man didn't have the ball. He had lateralled it to an alert teammate who walked over the goal. What the hell are we coming to? We're coming to this. During the last few years the bright young men who turn out sports literature for the daily papers have raised the banner for open football. That was right, too. Too much stress on defense. Then the rules committee pulled the plugs, and the coaches got smart. The result was this confounded game that's a cross between tennis and handball. Our papers claimed to echo the sentiments of the teeming thousands when they scare-headed pleas for more open football. As a member of the sports writing fra ternity who turned more* or less respectable, this erstwhile hog-caller has been merely an innocent bystander and an interested spec tator at football for two years now. Rather than satisfaction, this correspondent has noticed confusion among those who buy their seats for football and who pay for the privilege of acting silly and not knowing what the game is all about. But the papers, I suppose, have to fill up their columns with something, just as I have to go to work once a month on this sort of stint as I laughingly call it. Football this fall has been distinctly interesting. The presence of a Minnesota team that is so strong that mis takes don't make any difference gave those Gopher adherents a chance to work off ac cumulated steam. And how they went to town! Gopher followers were getting in everybody's toupee, but I fancy few be grudged Minnesota its long-awaited success, excepting possibly Ozze Simmons of Iowa, who wonders why two stalwart ends should remove him from Iowa's safety position when the fullback merely plunges into the line for a yard or two. Thus leaving Sim mons moaning on the ground and wonder ing just what this is that the white boys play. For the all-'round palm of smartness, Il linois must go to the head of the class. Somehow Zuppke can take a bunch of boys — just another bunch of boys — and turn out a team with just enough speed, just enough brains to do what's right and punt all afternoon to protect a touchdown lead. Ohio State is the unfortunate team. But Schmidt has a long way ahead, and those synthetic quarterbacks at Columbus haven't had a chance to start operations yet. To Chicago goes the award for furnish ing this decrepit old scribe with his major thrill of the year — that fourth period scor ing drive against Purdue. Licked by two touchdowns, tired as lads have never been tired since Adam tried to get away, they set out on their fifteen yard line and went through mud, rain, Purdue's line and past Carter and Purvis for a touchdown. There was no sense to it, but the boys did it any how. Through glasses the Maroons could be seen fighting on nothing but nerve. Do you like the pros? I'll take the collegers, like the Maroons in that fourth quarter. I like the boys who make mistakes, just to see what they do about it. And just to start an argument, how'd you like to see Minnesota play the Bears? So would I. And Minnesota would win. I know when to start an argument I can't lose. yJell, the Christmas spirit hasn't reached under this hide yet and there is nothing like getting it all out of the system. And this time I'm leading with my right and forgetting to duck. I hope by the first of the year the lads learn how to control their tear ducts when putting words on pa per concerning Notre Dame and its football activities. This department has profound respect and admiration for Notre Dame football and for Elmer Lay den. But just why our enlightened scribes can't treat the lads from South Bend just like they treat any other football team is a mystery that passeth the simple understanding of this al leged fair-minded critic. I fail to see why sports writers seem to make it such a per sonal matter to see that the saddest of ad jectives are dusted off and shoved into print when something goes wrong down there. You (almost) can see the boys reaching for the hard ones with one hand and wiping away a furtive tear with the other. When Chicago, or rather when Ber- wanger, bumped Michigan and Indiana, the papers burst forth with the glory of the Maroons. When Ohio State and Minne sota kicked the everlasting daylights out of Shaughnessy's luckless crew, the bubble had burst. The papers said so, and that was that. When Texas drubbed the Irish, the lads went to town as if those upstarts from the southwest had made it a personal matter. Although expected by those who profess to know something about the game, the Pitt victory seemed to be something that Mel Purvis should investigate, if you judge by the papers. And Navy's triumph was just too, too sad. And yet when Illinois beat Army, with two first downs to seven for the cadets, it was pointed out with legiti mate pride that yardage and first downs don't win games, and that the smartness of the Illini was a joy to behold and a matter of personal pride to every Middlewesterner. Notre Dame, of course, as I have found out in a manner that has no place here, has more synthetic alumni than any other school. But why, oh why, can't the football down there be treated as football and not some thing to be wrapped in cotton batting? I think Elmer Layden can take the bitter with the sweet. And his boys can, too. And I have a sneaking notion that Layden would rather have the scribes say his team is lousy when it is and that it's good when it is good. Of course, I'm wrong about all this and herewith go packing to my lair for the winter. By this time I'm in good enough humor so that the silly antics of Huey Long and his prize stunts with the L. S. U. team seem like a pleasant interlude after a two-hour conference about interna tional debts. There's nothing new in the situation which finds state university football involved with legislatures, but it is somewhat novel to discover that a star half back is going to the state senate. There must be some sense in Louisiana, though, because the half- (Continued on page 56) December, 1934 19 The Curtain Rises Another Opera Season Opens Auspiciously By Karleton Hackett A. GEORGE MILLER JOHN ALDEN CARPENTER — A distinguished citizen, sprung from one of our oldest families, an im portant figure in the business world and in the forefront of all of our composers; the happy combina tion unique in America. Symphonies, ballets, concerti and songs, everything save only opera, and, who knows, with perhaps an itching in the pen finger even for that ASTONISHING what a difference a L\ personality and a few deft touches ¦*• ¦*- can make. Last season The Chicago Grand Opera Company produced Puccini's Turandot as its grandiose gesture and a bril liant spectacle it was, yet such success as it achieved was that of cold splendor. For the opening performance of this season Mme. Maria Jeritza came and warmed it into life. Able assistance she had, particularly from Isaac Van Grove, the new stage director, who added life and color to the action that hold a rich promise for the coming produc tions under his charge. Frederick Jagel was a tenor who could sing the music and play the role with character. Gennaro Papi was, of course, at his post with the orchestra, and Chase Baromeo repeated his effective per formance of Timur. Hilda Burke made her own personal hit as Liu; lovely singing. But Turandot depends on the Turandot. Mme. Jeritza looked all that you have ever imagined of a Fairy Princess, yet for all the magnificence of her robes she was neither oppressed nor possessed by them, but domi nated them as one to the manner born. Her voice was in fine trim; in fact she has never sung as well here before. Her tone was al ways expressive of the meaning of the words and in her singing there was no dis turbing sense of the difficulties of the score. She gave quality to the role so that the drama had force. Last year the assertion was ventured in these columns that there was music in this Puccini score, and on the opening night Mr. Papi with the aid of all of his singers proved it to satisfaction. Many who had come from the sense of the first night's social duty remained because they found themselves en joying it. And after all, if you don't like it there is no reason either in art or morals why you should stay. Some malign influ ence seems to hover over the second night, rearrange the schedule how they will. This year it was Andrea Chenier and given an excellent performance, technically speaking, with Giovanni Martinelli in fine voice, Franca Somigli, the new dramatic soprano, making a most pleasing impression, Carlo Morelli again proving himself a real bari tone, and Gennaro Papi in command. Mme. Somigli's voice is rather of the lyric than dramatic timbre, a bit light but pure and true, and she knows her way about the stage; an interesting personality. There were several flashes, as though the spark would catch, but the mood of the au dience was sort of damp, in a manner of speaking, and they could not quite set them ablaze. The inevitable "second night" — that's all. Tosca, the next night, found everybody ready. Mme. Jeritza brought the drama right down to the brass tacks; had them all talking opera instead of autos in the inter mission. Also, in the person of the new tenor, Giuseppe Bentonelli, she found one who could — and did — make love, and did she play right up to him? She did. Sang again as we have not heard her until this year. Put herself right in the center of the local map. Giuseppe Bentonelli made a distinct suc cess. He is young and his voice is still light, but it is a true tenor with the high tones, he has it under excellent command and knows how to sing. A fine figure of a man, a good actor and an attractive fellow; has the makings of a matinee idol — and do they need one? Pasquale Amato gave a fine performance as Scarpia. Maletesta excellent as the Sacristan, Cavaradore very good as Spoleta. Good old Trovatore with Somigli, La Mance, Martinelli, Morelli and Guidi to the delight of that considerable portion of the public that likes (Continued on page 54) 20 The Chicagoan From East and West And One That Started Right Here By William C. Boyden I AST month this column said snippy things about the audience at the -' opening of Pursuit of Happiness. If example of the right sort of audience were needed, one could mention the assembly at the first night of As Thousands Cheer (Grand). One of the chit-chat girls re marked in print that the crowd was not very social. Right for once, and happily right. The gang was there: Kid Sher man, Hollinghead, Greiner, Schwab, and the others. They were on time, and knew what it was all about. Society had its rep resentatives, as it should. But the stiff -shirt brigade comprised theatre-lovers, not those who attend because it happens to be the thing to do at the moment. It was a swell opening. Everybody had a good time. Ex cept perhaps Jack Garrity, who found it impossible to give everybody tickets in the first ten rows. Even Jack could not have suffered much while contemplating the un usual sight of people fighting to get into a theatre. Good satire will outlive the satirized. True none of the celebrities kidded by As Thousands Cheer is deceased in the medi cal sense. But many are dead from a jour nalistic standpoint, at least in relation to the episodes made the basis for the show's not always gentle ribbing. Hoover has probably almost forgotten the White House; the Mdivanis have been married long enough for divorce rumors to have started; Doug and Joan are safely divorced and weighing the merits of potential suc cessors; Gandhi has been eating regularly. Yet the skits based on the headlines of eighteen months ago are as funny now as then. And the whole show is as smart as a new spat. Impersonation of public figures is no easy stunt. It requires deft performers. As Thousands Cheer has the actors it takes. There may be character men who could make up to look like Prince Mdivani, Doug Fairbanks, Jr., John D. Rockefeller, and Gandhi. But there is no one but Clifton Webb who could offer such crisp, mordant caricatures of these worthies. And at the same time dance and put over a song as Clifton Webb does. Webb is an amazing guy. While others keep repeating the sure fire stuff of last year, he develops some thing new with each show. Some day we may wake up to the fact that Clifton Webb is a great actor. Less subtle, but as funny, is Helen Broderick. Her breezy, im pudent manner and droll features make mince-meat of the solemnities of Mrs. Hoover, Queen Mary and Aimee Semple A. OEOROE MILLER DOROTHY STONE— Many of the l-Saw-lt-ln-New-York-Club have boldly expressed the opinion that Miss Stone is cleverer and more attractive in As Thousands Cheer than was her predecessor, Marilyn Miller. In any case Miss Stone fits snugly into her part and charmingly cooperates with Clifton Webb, Helen Broderick, and Ethel Waters, the other great stars of the show MacPherson. Miss Broderick does not sing, nor dance. She doesn't have to. She and Webb go together like beer and Lieder- kranz. Dorothy Stone is Clifton Webb's other female conspirator in pedicuring with clay the feet of the famous. She, too, ac cepts a heavier burden than previously. She dances, of course. She also offers a couple of very snappy cartoons: a very creditable Joan Crawford in the first act; an even better Lynn Fontanne in the second. Two others contribute to the impersona tions. Leslie Adams plays almost everyone but Leslie Adams. He is The Man Who Bites the Dog, Hoover, John D. Rockefel ler, Jr., Will Hays, King George, and half a dozen other fellows. He looks like most of his victims. Where the resemblance is slight he gives malicious suggestion of the foibles of the character. The other mimic only appears once. I refer to Thomas Hamilton, who looks enough like the Prince of Wales to fool Lady Furness. Young Mr. Hamilton had the society reporters guessing that the lucky ladies who in the past have trod the light fantastic with Davey, must be all of a-twitter. I have left Ethel (Continued on page 53) December, 1934 21 This style is named a "Bridge" slipper for its luxurious black mirror satin and bow trim. Soft soles, military heels, contrast crepe lining. No. 8233^, $2 The criss-cross straps look frivolous and feel divine on the foot . . . what more could you ask of a new kid sandal? In red, green, blue, black. No. 802, $2.50 Modern sandal beauty in silver or gold kid to accompany your grandest hostess gown or loung ing pajamas. With flat "young" heels. No. 715, at $7.50 iloring counts in this trim back-strap mule. Black or white satin, satin lined, No. 727^, $2.50. Also kid, kid lined, bright colors. No.72934 $3.50 Mirror satin with leather soles, Spanish heels and satin lining. In white or black. Any white boudoir slipper will be tinted free of charge. No. 820}^, $2 ¦ ¦ Here is the gift classic among slippers . . . the kid D'Orsay with comfortable soft soles and Cuban heels. Red, green, blue, black. No. 835, $2 THE LITTLE BOUDOIR SHOP-FIFTH FLOOR MARSHALL FIELD & COMPA a folio of gift suggestions... In the upper lefthand corner, the hexagonal Pour les Invitees powder box with five shades of powder and puffs; Lentheric, $5.00. Below, tassel-topped, golden-hued mirror flacon containing De Toi Je Chante ; Charbert, $35.00. And then, black enamel and chromium ensemble; comb, cigarette case, compact, volupte case; Marshall Field & Co., $6.95 with items $1.00 to $2.00. Followed by. The Dollar Kit for the hair; Ogilvie Sisters, $1.00. Now to the top again, complete treatment and makeup box; Helena Rubin stein, Inc., $16.50. Next below, Petite Nail Brush of the Pro-phy-lac-tic family; Marshall Field & Co., $0.50. Then, the fitted evening bag; Elizabeth Arden, $20.00. And at the top, middle of the black background, quilted Sachette; Sachettes, Inc., $3.00. Immediately below, "bubble" per fume flacon; Lentheric, $14.00. Then, gift box of cos metics ; Bourjois, $10.00. And, down front, fitted metal cloth evening bag; Lentheric, $12.50. And to the top once more, Delettrez cosmetic kit; Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Beauty Salon, $1.00. Next below, cosmetic gift box; Daggett 6? Ramsdell, $1.25. Then, de luxe package Crepe de Chine perfume; F. Millot, $10.00 to $30.00. And, Drumstick set, compact, perfume, lipstick; Charbert, $5.00. ...for discriminating shoppers. Try the upper lefthand corner first. Vol de Nuit; Guerlain, $10.00. Just below. Presence perfume and container ; Houbigant, $16.50. Then, zipper kit; Dorothy Gray, $18.50. To the top, center, cosmetic kit; Elizabeth Arden, $13.50. Below, Bellodgia perfume and container; Caron, $19.25. To the right and down a bit, weekend set; Harriet Hubbard Ayer, $1.00. To the left and down, set containing perfume, lipstick and compact; Prince Matchabelli, $10.00. To the right, but still on the black background, Lofty Lady, velvet evening bag; Alfred J. Ruby, $2.95. To the left and down, lipstick; Louis Philippe, $1.00. Below, Jaquet face powder; Charles A. Stevens, $3.00. To the right, Le Secret per fume ; Jeurelle, $5.00. And keeping to the right, more Jaquet face powder; Charles A. Stevens, $3.00. In the upper righthand corner, manicure set; Peggy Sage, $10.00. Below, atomizer; DeVilbiss, $5.00. Then, compact; Coty, $3.50. Followed by, Temptation perfume and container; Vionette, $10.00. At the top and left, military brushes ; Marshall Field & Co., $13.50. To the right and below, fisherman's knife, wrist stop-watch, silent dog whistle; Von Lengerke & Antoine, $12.50, $55.00, $3.50. Then, desk clock and eight day ostrich clock; Saks Fifth Avenue, $5.95 and $18.50. And, set of evening studs; Capper & Capper, $20.00. Now up a bit, men s dressing case, handkerchief case, collar box, jewel box, two jewel cases, two tobacco pouches; Saks Fifth Avenue; in order mentioned, $13.50, $8.50, $5.00, $5.00, $4.00 and $4.00, $5.50 and $3.50. Next, to the right, Scottie dog brush, Man-from-Mars ashtray, ball ashtray; Jerrems, $1.75, $2.50, $3.50. To the left, set of alligator clothes brushes; Saks Fifth Avenue, $2.95, $3.95, $4.95. Pipe and pipe stand; Saks Fifth Avenue, $4.00 and $1.75. Hurricane pipes ; Von Lengerke d? Antoine, $7.50. 1 hen, imported cigarette case and The Rolls cigarette case by Dunhill; Saks Fifth Avenue, $5.00 and $5.00 to $15.00. Books on sports ; Von Lengerke & Antoine, $7.50 to $10.00. At the top and on the black background, matched set of wool gloves, scarf and half hose; Capper d? Capper, $13.00. Then, miniature hat box containing gift certificate; Capper 6? Capper, Beach robe; Capper &? Capper, $45.00. Below, still on the black, wool scarf and set of wool gloves and half hose; Jerrems, $6.00 and $7.50. And at the top, right, velvet house jacket, $30.00; silk with satin striping pajamas, $13.50; slipover sweater, $10.00; neckties in geometrical patterns, $1.75 each or three for $5.00; Capper & Capper. In the upper lefthand corner, Martex bath set; Brant Linen Co., $3.00. Below and right, chrome ash collector with crystal plume handle; Tatman, $7.50. Left, man's letter case, $2.00; carafon, $12.50 complete; Underwood portable typewriter, $64.00 ; Eaton Airguide, $3.50 ; Horder's. Below and left, linen luncheon set; Marshall Field & Co., $7.50. Right, hammered aluminum tray; Grable's, $5.00. Below, rock crystal salad bowl and chrome and crystal salad fork and spoon; Tatman, $6.00 and $6.00 the pair. And then, ivory-ware cigarette box and ashtray; Tatman, $2.00 the set. Now, top and center, electric chromium chafing dish, $14.00; frosted glass dessert service for eight with plates and matching demi-tasse, $16.00 ; frosted glass cigarette box, $1.00, and matching ashtray, $0.40; Marshall Field & Co. White lamp and shade; Tatman, $6.00. Nove- wear Italian pottery vase in white; Mercatino, Evanston; $3.00. Kensington eighteen inch metal tray; Carson Pirie Scott 6? Co., $10.00. Below, Asprey slicer and fork; Von Lengerke & Antoine, $15.00. Then, wooden salad set of three pieces, $7.00, and cocktail basket for epicures, con taining this dainty and that tidbit, with ice tongs attached, $4.00; Marshall Field & Co. in the spirit of the season Once more the upper left, set of four cocktail shakers designed for a quartet of recipes ; Mandel Brothers, $20.00. Just below, tasseled sachet and Bamboo perfume and container; Weil, $3.75 and $12.50. Hand made handker chiefs ; Mandel Brothers, $1.00 each. Top and left center, Kensington vase; Carson Pirie Scott 6? Co., $7.50. Below, rippled, Old English, glass pinch-bottle (circa 1870); A. Starr Best, Inc., $25.00. Next, Molinelle wear-clean gloves ; Von Lengerke & Antoine, $5.00. Then, rhinestone clip and rhinestone bracelets; Mandel Brothers, $8.95 to $20.00. Back to the top, right center, antique earthenware tobacco jar with pewter lid and key (circa 1870); A. Starr Best, Inc., $8.00. Kensington covered bowl; Carson Pirie Scott 6? Co., $5.00. Left, and below, hot sauce server; The Kalo Shop, $20.00. And on down to Exaltation per fume, $10.00; Charles of the Ritz powder, $2.00; Phoenix hosiery, $1.95; Mandel Brothers. Once more to the top, right, Du Barry make-up gift box and Du Barry treatment kit; Hudnut, $8.50 and $4.00. And, linen luncheon set; Carson Pirie Scott d? Co., cloth, $2.00 and napkins, $0.25. ...from smart shops about town... Beginning at the left center this time, leather jewel box and handkerchief case; Saks Fifth Avenue, $5.00 and $8.50. Below, metal cigarette box, Carson Pirie Scott & Co., $6.50. Now at the upper lefthand corner, Paisley lounge pajamas; Fifield's, $5.00. Then, knitted silk scarf; Carson Pirie Scott & Co., $15.00. Followed, down and around, by a selection of knitted silk, Paisley and wool plaid scarfs; Capper & Capper, $2.50 to $15.00. Top and center, Angora wool sweater; Carson Pirie Scott & Co., $15.00. And then, silk and chamois lined, gabardine sport jacket; Capper & Capper, $25.00. Followed by, wool half hose, Faire Isle, $4.50; patterned, $1.75; small plaid, $2.00; Argyll plaid, $3.50 ; Capper 6? Capper. At the top, right center, wool sweater; Carson Pirie Scott 6? Co., $15.00. And, pigskin dressing case lined with oiled silk and boy's dressing case; Saks Fifth Avenue, $12.00 and $6.50. And, Aero cuff-links; Carson Pirie Scott 6? Co., $5.00. Below, slipover sweater with collar; Capper & Capper, $10.00. Gloves; Carson Pirie Scott d? Co., $8.50. Monogrammed handkerchiefs; Capper & Capper, $0.65 to $2.50. There in the upper portion of the page, gay Christmas candle containing McCallum hose; Alfred J. Ruby, $1.25. Feather scarf, $12.50 and laced-back gloves, $5.00; Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Then, brocade evening bag; Saks Fifth Avenue, $22.50. Next, satin mules with gold kid striping, no strap, $7.50 ; satin mules with adjustable heelstrap, $4.75; satin mules with heel and ankle strap, $6.75; Marshall Field & Co. And down in the lower lefthand corner, carved carnelian set of two clips, bracelet, ring and pin; Saks Fifth Avenue, $17.00 the set. Then, diamond clip set in platinum, $125.00 and Waltham seventeen- jewel baguette watch, $35.00; Lebolt's. And, pearl and rhinestone bracelet and necklace, $3.00 and $7.50, and vanity case, $5.00; Carson Pirie Scott 6? Co. Up a bit, lhinestone bracelet. $4.00; cartwheel clip, $3.00; hair clip with wing design, $2.00; Marshall Field & Co. Right and center, mirrored glass cigarette box, $5.00; chrome com pact, $7.50; embroidered compact, $12.75; Saks Fifth Ave. ...with compliments of the staff... rind again top and left, large fitted case, $78.50; below, erase jewel box, $22.50; and tricorn velvet and metal- cloth bag, $12.75; Saks Fifth Avenue. Top and center, fitted sewing basket; Saks Fifth Avenue, $13.50. Below, brown suede purse ; Carson Pine Scott & Co., $5.00. Top and right, English beauty-bottle case, $35.00; smaller fitted case, $28.50; Saks Fifth Avenue. And, gold brocade pocketbook with carved carnelian ornament; Yamanaka 6? Co., $12.50. Elizabeth Fraser's first hand report of the shops begins on page 32 all photographs of holiday gift suggestions are by A. George Miller Martini&Rossi Vermouth is standard through out the world and has been for generations. It is an international drink. It literally covers the globe. Its list of branch offices and ware houses reads like an atlas— begins with Addis Ababa, ends with Yokohama. As nearly as we can tell, these are the best known bottles in the world. Imported and Guaranteed by W. A. TAYLOR & CO. . . NEW YORK Brilliant Fashions for The Southern Season This gala Southern season will be ? made even more blissful and satis fying by vividly new apparel . . . assembled by Miss Weathered for the gayest winter- summer in years. Christmas Shopping A Complete Report on the Gift Market By Elizabeth Fraser SANTA CLAUS wouldn't be himself unless he were huff ing and puffing and red in the face as he staggers in under his great load of gifts. That's the way I am all out of breath and as full of suggestions as a Christmas tree is of needles. So if you'll settle yourself in a chair, I'll start shedding them right now, a good three weeks before Christmas, so that you can run down to the stores tomorrow morning with your Chicagoan under your arm and the items checked that you want to see, and have all of your shopping done in no time at all. First for a few "leaders," four-star things that I thought were unusually interesting for one reason or another, or were excep tionally good buys. A powder bar — modelled on the idea of the liquor bar, but intended for fastidious women who like to blend their own face powders. It's an attractive white and gold box, about the size of an old-fashioned box camera, to be set up on a dressing table. Inside the lid is a mirror. A top tray contains a glass mixing-bowl, a diminutive shovel, and six powder puffs. Below are six little drawers, each filled with a different shade of powder. A chart comes with the set showing the exact amounts of each shade to be used in blending the powders for either daytime or nighttime wear. Blonde, brunette, or titian — the chart provides for any coloring. This is an exclusive product with Marshall Field 6? Co. and sells for $5.00. For the woman who already has everything, it's a real inspiration. A white lapin evening jacket — a gay, carefree little wrap, snug, soft and warm. For the sophisticate going to the opera, the gay young debutante whirring off to balls, the girl away at school flying around to proms and house parties. An extremely youthful style, hip-length, high-collared with large billowy, muff-like sleeves which give it distinction. A real buy for $49.50 at Carson Pirie Scott 6? Company's Evening Shop. A cake of soap — but not an ordinary cake. Wait until you see it. When you take off the wrappings, you'll think someone is making you a present of a very handsome Jack-in-the-box. That's what the container looks like, all red and white and silver. Then you lift off the lid, the front falls down and lo, inside is — the smiling face of a Santa Claus. And what a Santa Claus! A bright red cap on his head, white marabou whiskers all over his face, two bright blue eyes, and a great red blob of a nose. Underneath the cap and the whiskers is a large-size cake of Elizabeth Arden's famous rose-geranium bath soap. The package and all sells for $3.00 at Saks-Fifth Avenue. Imagine the fun it would cause at the Christmas table when some lovely lady untied the ribbon, took off the lid, and discov ered Santa. A lovely nightgown — always one of the most acceptable gifts you can present to any lady at Christmas time. Some especially glamorous ones are to be seen at Man- del's, of rich satin brocade, Empire style, with beautifully em broidered bodices, and flat bows on the shoulders, in peach, or the new dusty rose shade, for $8.95. Also tailored pajamas of heavy satin in the same shades, as well as in turquoise blue. These have the new flat turned down collars and long sleeves with tight cuffs. Only $3.95, and most attractive! A feather shoulder cape — a devastating Hattie Carnegie copy, made of peacock feathers, shaped for the shoulders and finished with a bright cerise velvet bow in front. $27.50 at Stevens. One of natural pheasant feathers is lined with chartreuse, and ties with soft chartreuse chiffon ribbons. $32.50. Very gay, very perky. A crystal and ruby bracelet — the gift par excellence. A real dazzler. About an inch wide, in accordance with the prevailing style in jewelry. The links are long bars of pure crystal sepa rated by narrow diamond bars, and it has three cabochon cut ruby and diamond ornaments. $3,400 at Spaulding-Gorham's 32 The Chicagoan SLOLAJ^nm™ &JWl^l^TRjn^ sJolIsTL*-, »** the loveliest gift of all A flawless complexion . . . what an asset! Wouldn't it be a pity if Christmas festivities should dry it, or dull its radiant glow? They won't, if you're a Daggett & Ramsdell fan. For these famous beauty preparations make it a simple matter to keep your skin looking its luminous best. Four steps, that's all — but the effect is glorious. Perfect Protective Cream, the secret of lastins Perfect Face Powder of lovely, clinging texture. make-up. In three shades . . . Naturelle, Rachel, It comes in five flattering skin-tones, priced at $1 and Brunette 75c Perfect Rouse in either cream or cake form. In three excellentshades. Light, medium, raspberry $1 brunettes and redheads ** Perfect Lipstick with a soothing cold cream Perfect Rouse in either cream or cake form. In base (grand for Winter). In shades for blondes, Cosmetics, First Floor — Also in Our Evanston and Oak Park Stores MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY December, 1934 33 Imported Baskets brimming with Christmas cheer What a gift — this beautiful basket brimming with hol iday spirit! It contains everything required for serving your favorite cocktails — bourbon, gin, French vermouth, Italian vermouth, grenadine, bitters, pickled onions, olives and cherries. You can order this basket complete for only $14.50. Or have a basket made up to your own specifica tions. Here are a few suggestions: IMPORTED BASKET Cocktail sausages, shrimps, onions, olives, cherries and 4 bottles of individually pre pared cocktails . . #2.75 IMPORTED BASKET 12 miniature cordials and whiskies .... $4.75 WINE HAMPER Containing 12 French wines — clarets and sauternes $16.50 IMPORTED BASKET 12 French cordials — all dif ferent $17.25 The basket pictured above contains a quart of Old Crow Bourbon. For baskets made up of your own selections we recommend this fine whiskey. Old Crow is a straight Kentucky Bourbon 4- summers- old. $4.60 per quart, $49. 70 per case of either 12 quarts or 24 pints. We guarantee unconditionally the genuineness and quality of every item in these baskets. This guarantee is backed by the famous Palmer House whose reputation for quality of wines and liquors dates back to the days or pre-prohibition. Daily deliveries are made free to any part of Chicago and suburbs. Telephone orders are promptly and carefully handled. Ask for complete catalog. Call Randolph 7590 or 7500 PALMER HOUSE PRODUCTS Owned and operated by the PALMER HOUSE COMPANY UNDERWOOD V UNDERWOOD MRS. ROBERT O. FARRELL, WHO IS ACTIVE IN THE CHARITY WORK OF THAT BENEFICENT ORGANIZATION, THE SUNBEAM LEAGUE handsome new shop in the Drake Hotel. A large wedge-shaped clip of baguette and round diamonds and cabochon cut rubies to match, for $700. A night stick for a dressy gentleman — very sophisticated, very good-looking, black, with a black swagger, and a flashlight in the top, for finding key-holes or looking at programs in the dark. Ill wager some gay Lothario will find it hanging on the Christmas tree this year with his name attached. $10.00 at A. Starr Best's. A pair of gloves — a very special kind of gloves! You've never been able to buy them in this country before, but perhaps you've been hearing about them from people who've just come back from England. These are the mysterious Wear-Klean gloves made of specially treated suede which really does shed dirt and soil. It's a fact! They wear clean, and cost only $5". 00 in the Women's Department of Von Lengerke 6? Antoine's. A cigarette holder — a really unique one for a lady; made in Soviet Russia, with all the Russian love of ornamentation and color. They're about four inches long, made in the shape of tiny curved pipes, of silver and gold plate overlaid with gilt and colored enamels applied so as to resemble an encrustation of jewels. $2.50 at Marshall Field 6-? Co., 1st floor, Wabash and Washington. A. delightfully ingenious drinking ac cessory called "The Foursome" — it consists of four 3 -02. indi vidual cocktail shakers in a rack, held in place by a handle so that you (or your butler) can shake four entirely different drinks at one and the same time. As each drink is mixed — a Martini for you, a Sidecar for me, etc. — you set the dial on the top of the shaker, just to keep track of what's inside, then toss them all about at one tossing, unlock the handle, and serve each person the drink he has ordered. The top of the shaker is the cup. A terribly clever gadget.- Costs $20.00 in the silver- plated finish, at Peacock's Gift Shop. A Sheffield cigarette tray — with a quaint alcohol lighter in the center and compartments for cigars and cigarettes. When the divider and lamp are removed, you have a very lovely cor dial tray. $19.50 at Grables Galleries, 122 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. Scotch knit wool gloves for men or women, with white fingers and wrists, and an all-over Norwegian-looking pattern 34 The Chicagoan -*?? COGNAC BRANDY Partakers of the good things of life the world over owe their favorite brandy • • . Three-Star Hennessy ... to an Irish officer's kindly thoughts of his friends at home. While in the service of the King of France, Captain Richard Hennessy found his gift shipments of Cognac brandy so well received that he en gaged in the business. He settled in France, establishing the House of Hennessy in 1765. Since then, Three- Star Hennessy, distilled, matured and bottled at Cognac, has obtained the largest sale of brandy in the world. y \ | J»HIIP~ m y^ L i SI Part of the Henne$s\ "W':: SOLE AGENTS FOR THE UNITED STATES: Schieffelin & Co., NEW Y IMPORTERS SINCE 1794 ECEMBER, 1934 I IV hy Not Give Him A COCKTAIL COAT V\(p longer need the tired business man retire to his bed chamber or den in order to be comfortable. Today he dons a cocktail coat like the one pictured, in stead of the old fashioned smoking jacket. This new coat is just as comfortable and infinitely better looking and he may wear it even when entertaining his most punc tilio its guests. Tailored of fine quality, light weight herringbone weave flannel, trimmed as illustrated with charvet silk. Attractively priced '12-50 ROBES IN A VARIETY OF MATERIALS *10 to *75 OTHER HOUSE COATS *17.50 to *30 (fytyier LTD OUTFITTERS TO GENTLEMEN 100 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE T/stf/aviftftif^friYit/i*!^ ANN LUKAS WITH DAINTY MARIE, OWNED BY HARRY McNAIR, AND ENTERED IN THE INTERNATIONAL LIVE STOCK EXPOSITION in colors through the center of the glove. Quite swank and appropriate for daytime street-wear. $2.75 at Kenwood Mills Shop, Michigan and Ohio. Big, buxom silk dahlias in rich luscious colorings with velvet centers; huge full-blown roses in delicate shades, but nothing delicate about their size. For wear on the front of an evening gown. The dahlias are $1.25, the roses $1.95 in Carson Pirie Scott 6? Company's Accessory Shop, first floor. A down comfort — a really wonderful value, very light, cov ered in a small variegated flower-patterned dust-proof material for only $16.50 at the Brant Linen Co., Chicago Ave. and Michigan. A WheariLite "Companion" dress bag — something absolutely new in the luggage line. So simple and practical you wonder no one ever thought of it before. You know how unsatisfactory it is to pack dresses, or men's suits, in an ordinary suitcase along with shoes, hats, toilet articles, etc. You cant keep them from mussing. Here's the answer — this flat, overgrown brief case with a handle on top and a zipper fastener around the edges. Put your dresses inside, or your suits, fold them over once, and there you have them laid out flat, smooth, compact and without a wrinkle when you take them out. It's intended to be carried as a companion piece to your other luggage and comes in all the luggage materials. Priced $9.00 to $25.00 at Tracy Taylor's on E. Randolph St. If there's nothing among these "leaders" that especially suits your taste or your pocket-book, here's a list of assorted and inex pensive things. Run your eye over them, and if you're still in a quandary, read on. Some of the choicest things are often stuffed away down in the toe of the Christmas stocking. A round, flat coin purse of gold or silver sequins, lined with white kid, and with a ripper fastener. $2.95 at Ruby's. A tunic clip, very new, large, barbaric, gold metal with long dangles and balls on the ends. Can be worn at either the neck line or the waistline. $2.00 at Frederic's. A beautiful wool throw, soft, light in weight, warm. A bas ket-weave, large plaid design, in shades of rose, green, gold, or blue. Excellent for a chaise longue or an auxiliary cover to be used with a heavier blanket or comfort. $4.95 at the Kenwood Mills Shop. Celluloid heel guards for a woman who drives her own car. For either French or Cuban heels. They snap on with a rubber 36 The Chicagoan s>^ 'aaaaDannaaDODDDaooDDaaDaDDDoaaaaaaDaaaaDDDQDaoQoo^ Over 500 Different Kinds of Wines & Liquors at Stop & Shop . . . each one authentic . . . just as represented on the label. We take nobody's word for it. We bring wines and liquors direct from the producers ... in many instances import them ourselves. Stop & Shop patrons are sure of the best, always. And our beautiful salesroom with its drawing room at mosphere makes shopping for liquors a most pleasant pastime. Telephone Randolph 8500 ¦T£,reBETTS*vGARLAND comVa°V*C Mail orders and Shipments December, 1934 MIAMI w M Golden Sunshine — palm trees waving in sc smooth sandy beaches . . . palatial hotels a winter's rigors — that's Miami — the Magic C MIAMI fLORIDA <^T41f QLUMBU/ -v MIAMI/ f INf/T BAYfRONT-HOTf L yiXTttN f LODf>r IN T-Hf -Ht-APT Of MIAMI -C°NV£N l£NT TOfVtfcV/EA/ONAL - ACTIVITY • ™ Tfce Most AMAZING VACATION Ever Conceived YOUR dollars buy the biggest vacation value at the Miami Biltmore. Nowhere else in the resort world is there so much "doing" ... a sensational full season's schedule of things-to-do and things-to-see. Offering more than comfort and elegance of living in America's winter capital of play, this celebrated hotel provides a COMPLETE VACATION and all the facilities to enjoy it . . . with privileges you cannot find anywhere else . . . such as guest membership in the famous Florida Year-Round Clubs . . . and transportation by aerocar, auto- giro or sea-sled to every point of interest with out additional cost — which alone saves you as much as an ordinary hotel bill! Better than ever this year. • GOLFING interest again focuses on the Miami Biltmore, golfs winter headquarters . . . ten tournaments, including golfdom's richest prize, the Miami Biltmore $10,000 Open. Guests have membership privileges in the Miami Biltmore Country Club, adjoining the hotel. All-star staff . . . Olin Dutra, national open champ! . . . Paul Runyan, 1934 national professional title holder! . . . • WEEKLY water carnivals bring some of the world's best swimmers and divers to the hotel's MIAMI B CORAL GABLES \/4' ILLINOIS CENTF LOW WINTER FARES Take advantage of the economical rail fares and the popular charges now in effect for sleeping car accommodations — travel fast and safely in comfortable Illinois Central trains. V- « The two go together . . . when you think o\ over a quarter of a century the glorious si with the superb service and popular route < The Jamous Qu^Cl 3% Hour J ha famous CJloridan Only one full day en route. Not a minute wasted — leave of the day. De luxe, all-Pullman equipment- — the best th and Sunday during the Florida season. ear ^'cfeminole . . . ah y to Florida's East and West Coast. Leave Chicago 11:05 to Miami and via the short Perry Cut'off to West Coast r IAMI BEACH :en<ed tropic breezes — azure seas softly lapping nd the elite of the world seeking surcease from Zity of the South. AT THE CENTER OF THE WINTER TIME WORLD outdoor pools . . . picturesque terraces for IUIi<'hing — a sandy beach for sun-loafing. Guests haV« privileges also in Roney Plaza Cabana Sun Chd) at Miami Beach. • KEY LARGO ANGLERS CLUB, on the Florida "keys" ... is yours to enjoy when a Bil'morc guest. • FOR THE equestrian fan — stables of spirited steppers or docile ponies, at nominal cost . . . thirty miles of bridle paths . . . and a field for juU'Ping. • fOR THE tennis enthusiast . . . fast, clay eotfrts . . . dramatic tournaments ... a profes sional coach. • I*)R THE socialite . . . two popular Society orchestras . . . nightly musical revues, with fanl°us stars . . . bridge parties (including na- tiond tourneys) . . . musicales ... tea dances . . - and a thousand happy diversions. • f'OR THE epicure ... the Miami Biltmore emphasizes excellence in cuisine . . . with sur prising innovations in service this year . . . both in the main dining room and the terrace restaurants. ILTMOrSt M'AMI. FLORIDA Y0 OU EXPECT certain things in a fine hotel. You get all these of course at the Pancoast. Yet there's an add ed touch, a personal interest — the atmosphere of a private house party on atfuxurious estate. CJ Located directly on the ocean in the exclusive North Beach residential section, the hotel is secluded without be ing isolated. With its own private bathing beach and Cabana Club it is away from the crowd, yet when you are in the mood, all the gay amusements and sports centers are conveniently nearby. 1R Guests acquire the Pancoast habit. Attracted by excellent cuisine, thoughtful service and home-like environment, they come here year after year. Invariably, they are the kind of friends you would choose for yourself. ^ As usual, early reservations are advisable. We suggest that you wire or write today. 41 OTE l Pancoast Y ¦*^* Open all year, American Plan in Winter, European in Summer Arthur Pancoast, President . . . Norman Pancoast, Manager IAL and FLORIDA linked J f one, the other instantly comes to mind undine of Florida has been inseparably of Illinois Central. n of the Winter Rails rs Faster than Last Year's Fastest Train at the end of the day — arrive in Southern Florida at the start tcre^s. Will leave Chicago 6:00 p. m. every Tuesday, Thursday- Leader for a Quarter of a Century p. m. During the Florida season thru Pullmans will operate resofts. DELIGHTFUL TOURS- Completely Arranged Florida Tours at Re markably Low Cost. Individual — go any day. Escorted — on special dates. Christmas Holiday. >p- ^ USE THIS COUPON T Go by Train — Ship Your Auto Travel faster and in real comfort. Only 3.60 per mile for auto when two passengers go by train. J. V. LANIGAN, Passenger Traffic Manager 682 X Illinois Central System 501 Central Station, Chicago, III. Please send me complete information about your Florida Service. I am interested in Completely Ar ranged Florida Tours ? Auto Shipping Plan fj Hotel Information ? Name Address „ , City ..State.. A STARR BEST — ESTABLISHED 1902 GIFTS OF DISTINCTION for Qentlemen ofTaHe In your quest for just the right gift for the gentlemen on your Christmas list, hie yourself to A. Starr Best . . .Yours will be the satisfaction of knowing you have purchased well; his, that you have thoughtfully bought from the store whose credos on style and quality he most approves. TIES Surah Twills from Welch- Mar - getson, London $3.00 Atkinson's Royal Irish Poplin, $2.50 Hand Woven Wools from New Mexico $1.50 SHIRTS The popular and stylish eyelet collar, in assorted colored mater ials $3.00 to $6.00 Fine white broadcloth shirts, in either neck-band or collar attached styles . . 3 for $10.00 MUFFLERS \ Exquisite white dress mufflers, reefer orsquares, $5.00/0 $18. 50 Woolen mufflers, plain colors or fancy patterns . $1.50 to $8.50 GLOVES Washable goat skin, hand-sewn, in rich dark tan $6.7 5 PIPES Loewe's famous pipes (English) $7.50 to $35.00 "Tufnut" pipes, London -made, you can't bite through the stem, $1.25 to $6.00 \ HANDKERCHIEFS White linen handkerchiefs, Beau- / tifully hand-initialed, ea. .$1.50 Imported colored linen handker chiefs from France, $ 1.00, $1.50 ?yV^TARR Best J SY INE CLOTHES for MEN 11 to 15 NORTH WABASH AVENUE JuSl North of 'JMadison Street A. GEORGE MILLER A BASKET OF CHRISTMAS EDIBLES AND DRINKABLES FROM STOP AND SHOP IS PHOTOGRAPHED WITH A HAMPER AND BASKET FROM THE PALMER HOUSE LIQUOR STORES to hold them in place, and prevent scuffing. $1.00 a pair at Foster's. Men's silk socks with lastex tops which keep them up without the aid of garters. Unusually nice quality. $1.00 a pair at Fifield's. A man's pocket diary in leather, and a page for each day. The pages are bound with small metal spirals, so that they fold back flat and the current day is always on top. $2.00 at Bor der's. Artificial water-lilies, slightly tinged with pink, for a table decoration. Two of these on a mirror plateau are most effective. 65c apiece at Emily Kempson Dow's, 620 N. Michigan Ave. Pink and white peonies, $1.25 each. Monk's cord girdle, gold or silver, for wear with tunic blouses. These are knotted and finished with long silk tassels, some of which are 18 inches and fall to the bottom of the skirt. $2.50 at Stevens. Lacquer trays, in four sizes, and colors, ornamented with a small gold star pattern. 25c to 85c at Mandel's. An odd pitcher for syrup, hot sauces, cream, or anything that pours. In the shape of a chicken, with dark blue feathers, a red comb, a wicked blue eye, and a yellow bill. The tail's the handle, the head's the stopper and doesn't fall out. Makes kiddies and grown-ups smile. 50c at Phelps 6? Phelps Tea Room and Gift Shop, 6324 Woodlawn Avenue. (Incidentally, the place for a good meal on the south side.) A frosted glass Martini shaker with a long spoon. $3.00 at Tatman's. A wedding-ring of heavy platinum, set with 10 diamonds, for only $16.75 at Lebolt's. Can also be used as an engage ment ring. Round petit point compact to carry with a petit point purse. $3.00 at O'Connor ff Goldberg's. A washable, flexible dog called "Flexee" for a very small child. Yellow with brown spots, a tuft of a tail and a Schnauzer nose. Will bend in all directions. 50c in Carson Pirie's Baby Department. A bath set consisting of a bottle of pine- scented bath oil and two cakes of green pine-scented soap in the shape of pine cones. $1.50 in Field's Toiletries Section. A lady's umbrella of a silver cloth called Revolite. $4.95. A silver cloth rain cape to match. $6.50 at Stevens. Shepherd plaid wool scarfs for men, small checks, conserva tive colors. For street wear. $5.00 at Fifield's. A bridge ensemble box consisting of a suede cloth table cover, 2 decks of cards, 4 score pads, 2 pencils in a box which looks like Florentine leather, gold tooled. A wonderful buy for $2.95 at Field's, First Floor, Wabash and Randolph. A wide ecru lace shoulder cape for boudoir wear. Ties around the neck with a wide satin ribbon. $2.95 at Carson Pirie Scott and Company in the Negligee section. A shoe polishing kit consisting of a brush, polish, dauber, and cloth in a tin box, for $1.00 at Foster's. Colored pencils for a child. Red elephants, yellow rhinos, 40 The Chicagoan ALEX D. SHAW & CO., INC. WINE MERCHANTS SINCE 1881 sincerely recommend the following DUFF GORDON SHERRIES Picador Santa Maria Amontillado Oloroso LANSON CHAMPAGNE Vintage 1926 COCKBURN PORTS Delicate Old White Black Label (Old Tawny) COSSART GORDON MADEIRA Choicest Old Bual OLD BUSHMILLS WHISKEY BLACK & WHITE SCOTCH WHISKY BUCHANAN'S OLD LIQUEUR SCOTCH RED HEART JAMAICA RUM MONNET COGNAC LANGENBACH RHINE and MOSELLE Liebfraumilch Berncasteler TEYSSONNIERE BORDEAUX Grand Vin Gramont MARCILLY BURGUNDY Grand Bourgogne Our trade mark I SH/VW I on every bottle THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF QUALITY here Pharaohs sleep with the ages, you gaze with the great Sphinx across the palm-green Vallev of the Nile to minaretted Cairo, golden in the desert sunset. Great pyramidal shadows lengthen on the rippled sand. "Effendi!"Your dragoman waits. Back over the bridge to Shepheard's for dinner! Egypt is only one of 14 countries that President Liners visit in their cruises Round the World. And ancient Alexandria is only one of the 21 thrilling ports they touch. The regular schedules of the famous President Liners allow you to stopover anywhere en route and make interesting sidetrips — to Nikko in Japan; to fabulous Peking, the Purple City; to Iloilo. Zamboangaand Cebu in the southern Philippines — continuing your trip on the nevt or a later President Liner. ROIMD the WORLD FIRST CM5S Egypt and 13 other thrilling countries You literally write your own ticket, circling the globe in 104 days, or taking up to two full years. You travel as freely, almost, as you would on a private yacht. President Liners are big, smooth-riding ships, favorites with travelers every where. And they are luxurious ships, ecpiipped for modern world-cruise comfort. Regular sailings from New York via Havana and the Panama Canal to California, thence via Hawaii and the Sunshine Route (or via the Short Route from Seattle) to the Orient and Round the World. Your travel agent will be glad to tell you all about the President Liners, stop over costs and expenses for sidetrips. And he'll be pleased to tell you of other President Liner services — between New Vork, Havana, the Panama Canal and California, and to the Orient, all with stopovers of your own choosing. Or see any of our offices— 604 Fifth Ave., New York; 1 1 0 So. Dearborn St., Chicago; 31 1 Cali fornia St., San Francisco; 514 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles; Washington, D. C. Toronto, Cleveland, Seattle, Portland, San Diego. DOLLAR Steamship lines and nmERicnn mail line pink ducks, filled with pencils. The elephant has a long thin eraser for a tail. 85c at Field's, First Floor, Wabash. Corkscrews which are the kinky tails on a curious collection of painted wooden animals, dogs, cats, sheep, goats, etc. 75c at Von Lengerke &? Antoine's. A marvelous new specially compounded soap in powder form, called "Jalma" for washing woolens, gloves, and fine fabrics. Does not harm the hands, or mat or shrink woolens. Over 50 washings in a bottle. $1.00 at Brant's Linen Shop. A tea-making spoon, chrome finish. Fill it with tea, slide the cover over the top of the spoon, and let it stand in the tea pot while the tea steeps. 75c in Mandel's Housewares Section. A man's keyring of braided pig-skin. One end fastens to the suspender button, the other goes into the pocket. $3.00 at A. Starr Best's. Unusual Persian mats for occasional tables, in Persian designs and soft colorings. Small ones for $1.00 at Brant's Linen Store. Larger ones for wall panels. Gentleman's Eau de Cologne, put up by Charbert, in handy pint-sized flasks in a black or brown leather pig-grain case for $2.50 at Saks-Fifth Avenue. The flask can afterwards be used for liquor. A set of four casters and shoes for a busy executive's desk chair, which will make it roll easily in any direction without sticking. These are equipped with double ball-bearing swivels and have double wheels of rubber for either hard or soft floors. $3.75 for a set of four at Horder's, and a man who's now sit ting in a chair that will not roll about easily will bless you for them. Miniature Venetian glass vases for very small flower bouquets. Several of them are smart grouped on a mirror plateau in the center of the table. See them at Mer- catino's in Evanston. $1.25 apiece. Also large pottery cas seroles, glared brown finish on the outside, lined with yellow. Fine for baked macaroni, Boston beans, or onion soup. $2.00 each. Individual casseroles with handles, 85c. Woolly dogs, decidedly different from other woolly dogs, individually designed and made of beautiful silky wool. For children and grown-ups alike. Scotties, Schnauzers, wired- haireds, Sealyhams, long underslung Dachshunds, with cocky heads and bright eyes. Your own dog can be copied from a photograph. Small white ones tuck into bed with a baby, and can be washed every day. Large ones find a place in the room at college or boarding-school. Priced from $5.00 up at Edith Wall's in the Drake Hotel. And now let's shop for other things, for particular types of people. I'll suppose, for instance, that you're a worried, harassed individual frantically searching about in the shops for something really different and nice to give to a glam orous lady. Of course, no lady is really glamorous unless she is at the same time one of those elusive whiffs of fragrance that blows past you on the street, or flutters through a room. She would, therefore, like one of Field's beautiful tassel sachets, put out by Weil of Paris, consisting of a large silk ball and a long silk tassel — blue, pink, yellow, green — scented with the new and exotic Zibeline fragrance to hang in her closet or wardrobe. The scent lasts for two years; the tassel costs $3.75. A new and delightful perfume, also at Field's, named Gris Gris (or Lucky Charm) would also be an appropriate gift for this kind of lady. It's a vivacious odor, comes in a smart black and white harlequin package, a generous sized bottle for $3.95. For her purse, I would suggest one of the new Americe Preview sets consisting of a two-faced mirror, silver on one side for daytime, amber on the other for night, which comes in a little leather case together with two lip-sticks, one for daytime, one for night. A handy gadget, and only $3.00 at Field's. A glamorous lady must, of course, be careful of her appear ance at all hours of the day. Therefore, for early morning wear in bed, when she's propped up against pillows with her break fast tray in front of her, she should be wearing an attractive bed jacket. You'll find in the negligee department at Carson's a most varied and charming assortment of these frilly things There are adorable jackets of delicate pink lacy-weave Shet 42 The Chicagoan Francis I visiting Fecamp Abbey in 1534 D.O.M. BENEDICTINE Four centuries have passed since a King first praised it When your guests sip their Benedictine they are linked, through your courtesy, to a gentle ritual of enjoyment four centuries old and far-flung as civilization itself. For this golden liqueur is like a legend — impervious to time and change, treasured from age to age, carried from land to land. At the ancient Abbey of Fecamp, France, the slow, secret distillation still goes on, hardly changed since 1510, when the learned monk, Dom Bernardo Vincelli, first produced his "elixir" and named it Benedictine. Hundreds of imitations have come and gone, but there is only one Veritable Benedictine — identified by the ecclesiastical initials D. O. M. — Deo Optimo Maximo, "To God most good, most great." Benedictineispreeminentamongtheliqueurs of the world. Smart young America serves it not only after dinner, but also in the new Benedictine Cocktail One part Benedictine, one part Lemon Juice, two parts Jules Robin Cognac. JULIUS WILE SONS & CO., INC. New York, Sole Agents for the United States BENEDICTINE La Grande Liqueur Francaise December, 1934 43 JL Close to the Mexican border, our Sunset Limited and Golden State Limited speed you to California through America's sunniest winter region — Southern Arizona. Down there winter days are warm and brilliant, and nights are cool. Much of this country is called desert, because there is little rain. But it's like no other desert in the world. Instead of endless waves of sand, you see gaunt, mysterious mountains, flat-topped mesas, cactus forests, and flowers. Have you ever seen the desert in the spring, when it is literally carpeted with flowers? On your way to California, you can take a side trip to Mexico City, go ing in via El Paso and coming out on our West Coast Route via Nogales and Tucson. The fare for this side trip is only $50, starting in December. SB? To ride the Sunset Limited, have your ticket routed via New Orleans. For there the Sunset starts its dash across Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and Southern Arizona to Southern California. The Golden State Limited starts in Chicago and heads southwest to El Paso, following the Sunset Limited into Los Angeles. If your destination is in Northern California, we suggest the Overland Limited, fastest train by hours and hours between Chicago and San Francisco. No trains to California have finer equipment than these three. You'll like their atmosphere of western hospitality, their quiet, dust-free, air- conditioned cars and the many other travel luxuries for which you pay no extra fare. We have the fastest trains to Phoenix, Tucson and Douglas, headquar ters for Southern Arizona's guest ranches. We have the only trains directly serving the California desert resorts at Indio and Palm Springs. SPECIAL HOLIDAY FARES We will offer greatly reduced holiday roundtrips to California, Southern Arizona and other western regions, on sale every day from December 13 to January 1, inclusive. Return limit January 15. lor example, $88.75 roundtrip from Chicago to California. For further details and the booklets — "Guest Ranches", "Southern California Desert Resorts"," Carlsbad Caverns"— write O. P. Bartlett, Dept.Y-12,310 South Michigan Boulevard, Chicago. Offices in other principal cities. Southern Paxil ic 44 land wool, for instance, as soft as rose petals, with loose sleeves, edged either with pink marabou or ribbon. These sell for $8.95 up. For greater warmth, there's nothing so snug and cozy as a quilted jacket of silk crepe, in any light color. These sell for $9.75. Negligees, too, are always in high favor as gifts at Christmas time. There are some unusually lovely ones at Mandel's this year. Be sure to see them. One especially charming style is of plain chiffon velvet in a deep, rich wine color, unlined, de pending solely on its simple, graceful lines and beauty of mate rial for its effectiveness. It comes in other colors, too — ecclesi astical colors, I believe they're called, rich full-bodied shades such as you see in old portraits. This model sells for $10.95. Stevens have some interesting moire silk robes, quite tailored, in light colors for $7.95. Excellent for travelling. Carson's have attractive knitted robes, very soft, downy, and warm in plain colors for as low as $5.95. And then boudoir slippers! Glamorous ladies always love these! Field's have a large assortment of mules of all kinds in leather, corduroy, velvet, brocades and satins, many of them trimmed with fur, marabou, and feathers. A gold and silver brocaded sandal-mule with open toe for $7.75 was simply stun ning. Others of a glittery silvery material called "brilliant cloth" which sparkles as if it were studded with rhinestones are tintable in any color, cost only $5.00 and can be colored in two hours' time. Mirror satin is another attractive new material which can be tinted. Mirror satin mules can be had for $2.00. For formal evening wear, I would buy for this glamorous lady, a lovely fan — one of shaded ostrich feathers and 10 amber sticks which I saw at Field's for $12.00; or a smart, flat coq feather fan shading from black into cerise for $20.00. Stevens have a stunning all black one of coq feath ers, with three sticks, for $18.50. It has a marvelous iridescent sheen. And another one, most unique, consisting of a single gorgeous white ostrich plume curling over at the top like the spray of a fountain, mounted on one white stick with a white bracelet for hanging on the arm. This was $10.00. And not only feather fans, but feather capes! Feathers are used for everything this year. Could anything be lovelier, for instance, than a marabou evening jacket in white or gray, as soft and fluffy and downy as a baby chick. They're hip-length, lined with crepe, have a rolling collar and no sleeves, but little pouches for you to snuggle your elbows into. $39.50 at Ste- vens, and you'd better put one of these on your own Christmas list. When it comes to jewelry, I would look at some beautiful and unusual silver rings set with huge single square'eut syn- thetic rubies, emeralds, or diamonds with tiny baguettes in the mountings which Martha Weathered's sophisticated clientele is going into ecstasies over. These sell for from $22.50 to $45.00. You can scarcely tell them from the real thing, and they're going fast. Multicolored bracelets, a gay and sparkling array of col' ors, double strands of synthetic stones, emeralds, amethysts, topazes, sapphires, are being shown in Carson Pirie Scott 6? Company's Accessory Shop, for $2.95. These, too, are very popular and in demand. Triangular clips to match for $2.95. If you intend to go in for genuine stones this Christmas, don't miss seeing Spaulding-Gorham's exquisite and cunning little platinum and diamond charms for Add-a-Charm bracelets. The bracelets themselves in platinum may be had for around $18.00 to $20.00. The charms are from Vi" to %" in size and come in the form of miniature golf -bags ($165.00); a tiny dancing couple, the man done in sapphires, the lady in dia monds ($90.00) ; a wee harlequin in diamonds and coral ($115.00). There are also hearts, bells, horse-shoes, a Felix the Cat, a scare-crow, a Humpty Dumpty and many other well' known characters. For something very, very handsome — a gift in the princely manner — also at Spaulding-Gorham's, you can buy an emerald and diamond bracelet for $15,500. Don't col lapse! People are buying them. This one is made entirely of baguette and round diamonds set with two gorgeous matched emeralds which weigh together 14.10 carats. It is an adjustable sort of bracelet, so that if you wish to display the two emer alds side by side on the back of your wrist and dazzle the multi tudes, you can simply unfasten the sections and join them to The Chicagoan m s// Y/////ty/ ///tS-M., V .'/idfri,//-'/ 0 r\ ** . :*. :- •v »> #* "'•" '*V ' 1 i»* ** 1 *.* •. . * ""'"", .';:*.., ? • .'«* '».*;* '|\* * " ' ».*i*1 ;^li> ;, - • . , » i • i .' *, * T : ¦*? t * ¦ »o<PBt)?F ,'J,',,uM <"" °u f0k HIRAM WALKER 4 SONS INC. PE°^i,lU~ ¦S " SSmi 6 YEARS OLD r*°0(icfo7EANl5r~~~ foiahWourbon Happy Choice! w From man to man, Hiram Walker's fine old bottled-in- bond "Canadian Club" is a gift well selected. One of the great whiskies of the world, it is a tribute to the taste of the one who receives it . . . a compliment to the friendship which in spires the gift. The same can truly be said of Hiram Walker's De Luxe Bourbon ... of Hiram Walker's London Dry Gin . . . of all the many quality brands of the famous old house of Hiram Walker &. Sons. For all are products of the rich experience of 75 years of continuous distilling. All meet exacting require ments of purity and excellence, and all can be chosen with the definite assurance that they are as fine values as can be obtained. &j%mj/ DETROIT. MICHIGAN DISTILLERIES AT PEORIA, ILLINOIS, AND WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO December, 1934 45 Thrill to America's Smartest Floor Show in the Beautiful PALMER HOUSE EMPIRE ROOM <4 at 7:30 sham ^. First Show starts at 7:30 sharp featuring STAN KAVANAGH "A Flick of Fun" DOROTHY AND DAVE FITZGIBBONS Europe's Favorite Musical Comedy Team ROY CROPPER Beloved Tenor of "The Student Prince" TOMMY MARTIN "A Young Man to be Watched" HARRY AND DOROTHY DIXON Whimsical Dancers LORRAINE SANTCHI AND JOSEPHINE BUCKLEY "Beguin" Dancers ABBOTT INTERNATIONAL DANCERS Original Unit returns after thrilling all Paris and London THE FOUR CAUFORNIANS TED WEEMS' MUSIC DINNER *2.50 NO COVER CHARGE Minimum Charges Dinner $2.50 • Supper $2.00 (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays-Supper $2.50) Edward T. Lawless, Manager NO PARKING WORRIES Drive up-step out. 75c for 8 hours gether again in this fashion, or in any other fashion that might please the possessor of a $15,500 bracelet. I'd suggest having this delivered inside a small-sized safe tied up in ribbons and holly, accompanied by armed guards. Lebolt's have something new and striking in clips — multi'dips of platinum and dia' monds, which wijl add three things together instead of two — a jacket, a dress, and a shoulder bouquet. These range from $600 to $800. A pin clip in platinum and diamonds is an other innovation in formal jewelry. Excellent for diaphanous, filmy dresses as it can be worn anywhere, like a pin, and not just on the edges of the neckline as other clips are worn. If I were a young bride with a handsome husband to please, and if he had no warm dressing gown for winter wear, I'd go to Capper and Capper's where there is to be seen one of the most extensive and interesting collections of dressing gowns and bath'robes in town. I would select for him a good-looking flannel robe of wide brown and aquamarine regimental stripes. There are, of course, other colors and stripes to choose from. These sell for $25.00. Another model priced at $18.00 was plaid in shades of orange, brown, red and yel low. A purple silk moire lined with satin was stunning at $22.50. Saks-Fifth Avenue Men's Department have a wonder ful buy in silk pajamas in plain colors, blue, maroon, yellow, green, at $5.95. They have the new notched collars and are piped in a contrasting color. For the sportsman, I would ask to see at Jerrem's some attractive knitted wool polo sweaters made like polo shirts in navy blue, and a grey and white mixture. $6.00. For a man who travels, I would buy at Stevens in the Gift Section a good-looking collapsible cocktail shaker which comes in three sections, with a strainer in the top, and with four little cups, all fitting neatly into a round cork-covered box for $5.95. Or a silver pencil might interest you, such as Spauld- ing-Gorham's are showing. These are really more than pencils, since one has a perpetual calendar in the shaft ($6.95); and another 4" long is a ruler which extends to 12" ($8.00). Still another has a ball on the end for dialing phone numbers ($3.00). All have large heavy leads. Brand new babies are of course always in a class by them selves. They really demand a lot of attention from relatives and friends. For. one of these, I'd hurry immediately to Car son's Baby Department and if it's still there, I'd snatch up the most adorable little whimsy of a white organdie jacket with a wee turned down collar embroidered in the tiniest roses and for- get-me-knots and daisies in the gayest colored wools you ever saw. It's a baby's dream of realloveliness ($6.95). As. a more practical gift, but no less attractive, I would look at some pretty candle-wick crib spreads at $2.25; or a carriage bag of pink or blue eiderdown for $5.95 with little white fuzzy dogs with pink bows under their chins appliqued on the front. It's a bag and a bonnet all in one; the former closes up tightly with a zipper, the latter ties fetchingly with a ribbon. There are others for $3.95. A Baby Book at $1.95 in pink silk moire with a fat baby and a spray of roses on the cover is always a gift which the mother enjoys. Now if I were a nice old bachelor brother or uncle living in a nest of female relatives all of whom I knew would be looking hopefully in my direction around Christmas time, I would solve the difficulty of Christmas shopping by buying them all the same thing. I might decide to give each one a new pocket-book, for instance. For my jazzy niece, I would buy at O'Connor and Goldberg's Madison Street store a cocktail purse, quite unusual and different in that it is in the shape of a flask, and has for a fastener a real cork mounted in silver, attached to the purse by a chain, so that it can't be lost. This sells for $5.00. For my older sister who liked beautiful hand-made things, I would buy one of O'Connor and Goldberg's handsome petit point purses for which this shop is famous. These come in a price range of $5.75 up. For the sister who is in business and has to go out in all kinds of weather, and carries around with her an enormous amount of pamphlets, clippings, blank checks, etc., I would buy at Frederic's on Wabash Avenue a highly serviceable Rain-Check purse which sells for $2.95. It has a special rubber-lined compartment for carrying a rubber rain cape (75c). For my sister who lives in 46 The Chicagoan Texas, I would buy one of Hanan's pouch bags in a rich shade of velvet in an attractive metal mounting, for $2.95. It pocket-books don't please you as a suggestion for your female relatives, you would certainly not go wrong on gloves. Mandel's are featuring the famous Aris gloves, the make which sets the pace in style and quality for good gloves all over the world. These range in price from $2.95 to $6.95, and make very practical gifts. For the debutante for whom life must be made very pleasant, soft and gay, Foster's have some adorable white boots with rub berized suede tops, trimmed with white fur, warm felt linings and rubber soles. These make a most attractive gift for $5.00. Field's have cunning little silver fillets for the hair with a tiny spray of curled ostrich at either end ($4.00); and delightful little fur bracelets made of either one or two tails of mink or ermine ($1.00 and $2.00). A small comb in a sandalwood case for $2.00 at Stevens would make a neat little package to put in the Christmas stocking, or a dainty vanity such as Martha Weathered is selling for $3.95 (while they last) con sisting of flat mirror-glass pouches which open at the top and contain a wisp of a down puff to match the colored lining of the case. Another frilly gift for a busy young lady going to balls and parties would be a combination evening purse and tiny muff made of curled ostrich feathers which Carson's are selling in their Evening Shop. A lovely fuchsia-shaded one I saw was lined with white and had a fuchsia satin ribbon for the wrist ($6.50). A more practical bag but equally attractive, was one made of pearl beads — not the ordinary round beads such as you are more or less accustomed to but elongated ones (zeppelin- shaped). The purse itself is wedge-shaped and the handle is pearl-beaded also. This is $5.00 at Carson's Accessory Shop. For the athletic girl you'll find loads of striking things in all the stores — a skating suit at Saks-Fifth Avenue, for instance, consisting of a short flared dark blue velvet skirt ($10.50), a white sweater with a high turtle neck in blue and red, a blue tarn, and blue and red mittens and socks ($25.00). The Woman's Department at Von Lengerke 6? Antoine's has stunning skating accessories and ski-outfits. Especially striking was an Esthonian set in bright red knit wool trimmed with gay peasant colors, a scarf with long fringe ($5.50), mittens ($3.50), beret ($4.50) and skating socks ($4.50). Separate pairs of mittens in all bright peasant colors sell for $3.50 a pair. No athletic girl's wardrobe is complete without a host of sweaters, and the Kenwood Mills Shop has a most attractive assortment, lovely soft Cashmere hand-knitted ones, with crew necks, in all the fall shades and pastel colors. $17.50 for a twin set, or $8.75 separately. Also hand-knit sets in wool, a large open weave, in fall colors, browns, rusts, white and heather mixtures, for $10.95 for the two. This is an ex ceptional value. Watson & Boaler's have tricky new straw cigarette cases, excellent for sports use. Beautifully designed in flat straw in shades of brown, they pop the cigarette right up into your hand when you push back the cover, which does away with fumbling about inside with a bulky gloved finger. ($8.00.) Spaulding-Gorham's have a self-winding watch in an enamel case ornamented with a dog or a horse's head. The case separates in the middle sliding to each side. The open ing and closing of it to see the time is what winds the watch. A fine idea for a time-piece to be carried in the purse or pocket as the case protects the crystal. ($60.00.) Lebolt's too have a wonderful value in a sports watch, a 14-carat gold Waltham, with a dial the size of a 10c piece, on a leather or silk cord wrist band, for $27.50. And here are a few "things for the house" I found during my shopping expeditions which make really ex cellent and useful gifts. Few people have adequate ways of filing and keeping papers at home. At any Horder's store you can purchase for $2.50 a steel file, or record chest, with a lock, key and pencil for filing away bills, correspondence, clippings, etc., which will keep them all together in one place. Peacock's Gift Shop has an attractive olive-wood salad spoon and fork with aluminum handles in the shape of long tapering leaves for $4.00. Also for $3.50 an attractive set of ash-trays, four in a You give when you give PEGGY SAGE SALO MANICURE SETS N THE SATIN SET,a shining Half circle of black satin. Us tiny slide fastener I If $"7 opens or closes it in no time at a!l< i M A THE PULLMAN KIT contains every thing for a salon manicure. In brown, navy blue, black, or white leather. 10 COSMETICS— FIRST FLOOR Also in our Evanston and Oak Park Stores R S H A L L F I & COMPANY ELD December, 1934 47 ©1934 VASTLY IMPROVES COCKTAILS There's a wise old saying: "The drier the gin, the better the cocktail!" And this saying is very, very true. 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GEOLOGICAL SURVBT HALEMAUMAU, CHURNING FIRE PIT OF KILAUEA VOLCANO, INTO WHICH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TOSSED THE OHELO BERRIES IN KEEPING WITH THE ANCIENT TRADITION holder presided over by a brown and white duck with a wan dering eye and a fat bill carved out of an African apple, which is the name of an extremely hard nut. The Grables Galleries in Oak Park have an extremely good-looking pair of crystal de canters for the buffet, with diamond-shaped Waterford cutting, at $11.50 a pair. Also silver liquor labels for "Scotch" or "Rye,1'' etc., on chains to fit around the bottle neck. $1.85 each. A pair of decorative modern pictures would make a nice gift for the home. The subjects of these are usually birds or flow ers in pencil gray on a colored mat, or one of metallic paper in green, red, blue, silver, with no frames but with chrome brack ets on each corner. They're very smart and in great demand. Mandel's have them for as little as $3.00 apiece. Also at Man del's you can buy Mexican earthenware dishes of that dark red dish earth color decorated by hand with native plants and ani mals, which do so much to dress up a buffet supper table in an exotic manner, especially when used with copper accessories. This is surprisingly inexpensive tableware, a cup and saucer selling for 50c; a plate for 75 c. Emily Kempson Dow has some charming pottery cereal dishes consisting of orange bowls lined with green which stand on canary yellow plates. The bowls are $1.50 apiece, the plates $1.25. At Yamanaka's, you'll al ways find a large selection of unusual and beautiful Chinese things. One outstanding buy this year consists of gold lac quered cocktail glasses at $2.00 apiece with a little decoration around the rim. Pure gold powder was used in the lacquer. And then there are the small animal figurines, with penguins in highest favor, which everyone is buying, in carnelian, rose quarts, crystal and amethyst. A carnelian penguin sells for $50.00; a crystal one for $18.00, and a rose quartz, for $20.00. They're extremely ornamental. A Coalport tea-set purchased from Spaulding-Gorham's for $35.00 — beautiful egg-shell china ornamented with bright green Chinese dragons would mark you as a person of rare discrimination and taste were you to have it sent out to some one you admired tremendously on Christmas day. And now last, but terribly important! Don't forget Fido! Dress him up in a red bow on Christmas morning, and then show him this great long red stocking full of doggie presents which Von Lengerke &? Antoine's is selling for $2.50. It's simply stuffed full of things for canine needs — squeaky cats, flea powder, biscuits, a chocolate-flavored rubber bone, two cans of food, a "Pup Joy" and various and sundry surprises. Watch his eyes shine and his tail start to wag. You'll know then that you've been a real success this year in Fido's eyes, at least The Chicagoan ri ACM A new Daggett and Ramsdell salon has been r L/A.J M opened at 62 E. Monroe for the purpose of pro moting sales in the Department stores. With any $3.00 pur chase of D. & R. merchandise in State Street stores, the pur chaser receives an invitation to the salon for a free facial make up. Lectures and demonstrations are given by Mr. Durel Dugas and others. Schiaparelli perfume is featured. It's an at tractive shop with individual make-up rooms done in black and white. M. Louis, Italian sculptor and coiffure artist will be at Man- del Brothers Beauty Salon soon after the fifteenth of Decem ber. A captain in the Italian army in the World War, he was decorated with seven medals. Became a sculptor after the war but turned to the creation of hair styles as they afforded him a living medium with which to work. Each coiffure is individu ally designed. First M. Louis makes a sketch of the individual, showing the proposed hair style, which eliminates doubt as to results. Mr. Heddergott (Cedarburg Kennels, 7418 Higgins Rd.) offers his assistance in the purchase of Christmas Puppies. Guarantees the purchase of high class dogs. Has imported a number of famous dogs in the last few years. Why View With Alarm? Editors Must Have Headlines By Carl J. Ross THE Smiths were thinking of taking a trip. At least, it was tacitly agreed that they were going for five or six weeks, and as business had been more than ordinarily good, it appeared that a cruise to the Mediterranean or some other distinctly foreign part of the world would fill the bill. They had never been abroad. Having been satisfied with an annual drive to California or Florida for the Winter months, this trip was to be different, a complete change from the usual routine. Mrs. Smith had acquired reams of travel literature from various Travel Bureaus and the process of selection had brought the choice pretty definitely down to a particular Medi terranean Cruise leaving at just the right time and returning within their allotted period. They were about to engage reser vations on the ship when friends dropped in for an evening of bridge. "Really, George, you're not seriously thinking of going over there now, are you? I may be wrong, but if I were you, I'd steer clear of those European countries while everything is in such a mess. Why, the papers say they expect a war any min ute, and Lord only knows when it's due to pop. Look at Spain, and the Balkans or wherever it is that king was from, and Germany well, I guess you've read what's going on there. Frankly, I'd be afraid of trouble breaking out and then what would happen? Sure it's a grand ship and a cruise like that is all very fine, but I don't know " The Smiths decided to wait a while before doing anything. They didn't want to be rash, but that cruise appealed to them more than anything else they could find. Bermuda looked mar velous, but they wanted to avoid staying in one spot; a West Indies Cruise would not last long enough; South America would take too long if they went completely around as they should like. Mexico did not seem far enough away and Honolulu and the South Seas would mean the California trip again. The Medi terranean was exactly what they wanted, but with the world in the current unsettled condition it seemed one couldn't be too careful. Strangely enough, the Smiths found themselves in much the same position of anyone contemplating a trip abroad who has friends inclined to proffer advice based on a limited knowledge of facts. It is apparently the inesca pable duty of the returning European traveler, whether he has visited Europe once or a hundred times, to assume a capacity of personal advisor to others considering their first foreign jaunt. Most are apt to admit they saw nothing of unusual excitement even though they were present at the time disturbances were Senor, mix that wonderful BACARDI Cocktail just like this Mh this: i jigger of Bacardi Juice of half green lime /Si bar-spoonful granu lated sugar Shake well in cracked ice FOR THIS IS THE CUBAN WAY, the way that will give you the greatest delight. So please, PLEASE Senor, do as we do in Cuba, and follow closely this recipe that has made the Bacardi Cocktail the smartest cocktail in the world. Viva! • In all the world there is noth ing else like Bacardi — a flavor, a delightful mellowness that no one has ever been able to copy, for the secrets of distilling Bacardi have been the property of a single family for over 70 years. Remem ber, every drop of genuine Bacardi has been fully aged in the wood — the youngest drop is always 4 years old at least! WVR&/ Schcnley Import Corp., Sole Agent in the United States for Compaflia Ron Bacardi, S. A. Jk/r //)///. ////// '/iff p e * .BACARDI yCia i^. .SANTIAGO or CUBA A ^cfteftLe// IMPORTATION Avoid Substitutes — See the Bottle COP*.. MM. Bcnenley Tmpon ^ December, 1934 49 He'll ask for a Pla-Pal ! But that doesn't mean "good old dad" is going stepping — quite the contrary for this particular Pla-Pal will keep any man safe at home. Radio . . . miniature bar . . . cards, dice and poker chips, are his — all right under his thumb. The radio operates on AC-DC current, covering the full broadcast range with police and amateur calls. There are six platinum design liquor glasses and three matching bottles, linen finish cards and a hundred assorted poker chips ... all in a smart modern cabinet of burled walnut only 14M inches wide. A grand gift for a man. $34.95 RADIOS -FOURTH FLOOR, SOUTH, WABASH Also in our Evanston and Oak Park Stores MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY read — Eat Your Supper, Bruno By Upton Terrell The author of "The Little Dark Man" reveals a new and gripping knack of narrative in a short story writ- ten of and for the Chicago scene and no other spot on the globe IN THE JANUARY NUMBER OF The CHICAGOAN being reported in the American papers, but there is a strong temptation for the imaginative to enlarge on the most minute irregularity until it attains the importance of an international incident. Some enjoy the dubious glory of portraying them selves the hero amidst Continental intrigue and violence, and while no one will deny that several occurrences have been ex traordinary, the majority of the outbreaks are no more serious than similar cases in this country. It cannot be denied that political experiments are taking place throughout the world, with consequent friction and turbulence, but it is also true that these disturbances are highly localized. During the past year, a constant succession of reports regarding the tension and conflict abroad has been our daily fare until the popular mind pictures Europe as a seething hotbed of riot and disorder. Were these reports shown an inhabitant of the local ities at which conflict had been described, he would either be highly amused or indignant. Four thousand odd miles make a lot of difference in painting a word picture even though com munications are at their peak of efficiency and facility. In talking with a number of people who have spent the summer in various European countries I have made it a point to inquire regarding the impressions of the much publicized activity which occurred while they were in the dis turbed area. Referring to the German situation, I was told that no one knew anything unusual was afoot and was genu inely mystified by numerous cables from America inquiring about his health and safety. Almost all travelers' in Germany were entirely oblivious to the alarming news appearing in the American papers and learned about it only at the end of their stay after crossing the border. The famed riots in Paris last Spring have been described to me as being primarily the work of a decidedly radical element plus a large amount of vandalism and hooliganism in which the general populace took no part. Even the fighting in Vienna which filled the front pages of this country for a number of days did not particularly affect the tourist visiting the city at the precise moment. Martial law was established and one was required to be in his hotel after dark, but the routine of the visitor to the city for business or pleasure was otherwise unchanged. I do not intend any inference that the newspapers are prone to overstatement or exaggeration, but I do contend that the result of the publicity regarding political troubles abroad have created an erroneous impression of conditions as they actually exist. By including all the nations of Europe under a caption "Foreign News," it is not surprising that a goodly number of incidents are reported which combine to color the "Foreign situation" in lurid hues. Were each nation with its individual problems considered separately, the reports would seem almost insignificant. Collectively grouped with the other nations as "Europe" the cumulative power of each event assumes a fan tastic importance, inasmuch as the difficulties are almost entirely of a purely local nature. True, the European periodicals follow much the same procedure in viewing the American scene. While we are only slightly and temporarily concerned with news items that strikes are occurring in various parts of the country, many involving bloodshed and the presence of National Guard troops, the foreign press consolidates all these notices under one head ing which very definitely infers that the entire United States is almost, at a standstill due to industrial warfare. The depres sion in America has been given much space. In Paris last Fall I was amazed by the concern of a number of French people over the hardship and privation being experienced here, and the general thought seemed to be that we were in a much worse way than France had ever been. In spite of the inroads of the past few years, I feel sure that Americans do not generally share this view. Probably the most widespread misconception of a locality fostered by a repetition of spectacular news stories has been that concerning Chicago and gangsters. Although the last few years have brought about an almost complete housecleaning, it will be many years more before Chicago will entirely lose the unsavory international reputation gained as a unique metropolis where gangsters were openly tolerated. Europeans who have not visited Chicago definitely picture our daily life being carried 50 The Chicagoan AN UMBRELLA COLONY PICKETED NEAR THE LAZY SURF ON A PRIVATE STRETCH OF BATHING BEACH AT MIAMI, FLORIDA on with an accompaniment of sub-machine guns and swaggering desperadoes. They are openly doubtful when a Chicagoan denies ever having seen a gangster, or a hold-up, or claims that conditions are as quiet and peaceful as in any well organized city in the world. The World's Fair has gone far to change this idea, but it will be a long time before any European will think his home town less safe than the Chicago of which he has read so much. To my way of thinking, travel in Europe is just as safe as in this country, as the tourist is never in danger of becoming involved in local disturbances unless he deliberately wishes to do so. Cruises are ideal for those who are at all hesitant, as a cruise ship will not call at any port where there is likelihood of trouble. No captain is inclined to endanger his passengers or ship needlessly, and a pleasure cruise is of little interest to the participants of any local conflict which may possibly be encountered. KIM I A r S~\ f\ I | Niuafoou Island of the Tongan I N I w l\ I \*y v_y \J Group, half-way between Samoa and Fiji in the South Seas, has gained recognition as a tourist attraction! This is despite the fact that the island has no harbor and not even a landing place for anything larger than a two- man outrigger canoe, and none of the travellers so attracted to it will have a chance to land, nor if he did land could he get off again! Niuafoou is the "Tin Can Island" made famous by stamp collectors. It is also credited with being the original of Treasure Island. Until recently it was unknown save as a dot upon a large scale map. An active volcano three-and-a-half miles in diameter with an inland fresh water lake two-and-a-half miles in diameter, reputedly the home of some fifteen hundred natives and one white man, its sole bid to commerce is a small copra production, and during the depression even that faded. It be came a forgotten island even to the majority of those who had known it. Casual trading schooners deserted it. Their tiny radio, sole contact with the outside world, went dead. For eight months Niuafoou was marooned. Attention was called to it when the Islanders flagged down one of the new Oceanic liners bound up to California from Aus tralia. The canoe that did the flagging sent up the ship's side a letter telling of their plight and asking certain supplies. 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Renewal See Special Christmas Offer on page 4 inhabitants of this outpost of the Tongan monarchy, a fact al most as strange as is the island itself. The frequency of calls will be determined by the residents of the island, it is understood. Signals from ship to shore have been arranged which will let the Captain of the vessel know when conditions permit the launching of a canoe. At other times, when no stop is needed, the three long blasts of the steam- er's whistle and fluttering flag ashore will speed "Talofa" — the Tongan word of friendship — across the expanse of sea, and passengers will line the rails until the palm-fringed shore has dropped beneath the horizon. I A P A Kl ^ y°ure wiuing to meet OW Man Winter J /A I r\ I N eye-to-eye and fling your warmly-clad defi ance in his frosty face, there's probably no place where you can do it more gayly than in Japan. Being free to go to the Orient in the winter-time is indeed a fortunate freedom, for then, with somewhat fewer tourists to take care of at one time, Japan is all the more yours. And she receives you generously. From your take-off on the Pacific Coast to your disembarking in this far-away isle, you are made so comfortable by the N. Y. K. Line — are fed so well, and kept so warm and cozy on the great ship — that your morale suffers some weakening as you wonder what accommodations you will find in the mysterious Orient. Not only that, but having spent days of play aboard, with deck-games of every kind, dancing, cocktailing, and all the attendant glamour of a long sea-trip, you may be afraid that there won't be enough to do in Japan itself. Oh, but you're wrong — there's everything to do in Japan, summer or winter! First of all, as for your physical well-being, there are fine hotels to stay in, steam-heated and with huge fireplaces and soft beds, all the luxury that you would have in your own country or aboard the ship. Many of these hotels provide entertainment of their own — dancing, radio, billiards. You may find, too, that the tennis court has been flooded for skating at this season, and all you need do is step outside your back door for a bracing turn or two on the safe and smooth ice. From whatever city you're staying in, the winter sporting-grounds lie no farther away than an overnight train trip. If you've settled down in Tokyo or Yokohama, how ever, the Hakone district or fashionable Nikko are even nearer — though with perhaps a slightly shorter season of snow and less dazzling expanse of unbroken skiing-land than the white hills of the northeast coast. The skating is splendid in these two districts, particularly from mid-December to March. And if you've failed to bring your own skates they're easily and reasonably hired. Under the radiant sunshine, which is such a fortunate feature of a Japanese winter, skiing is one of the best of sports. Japan took it up with unbounded enthusiasm when it was introduced there some twenty-five years ago by an Austrian military officer. Annual championships are now held, so are inter-collegiate con tests, under the auspices of the National Skiing Association. It's not only the dramatic slopes and the snow conditions which make this sport so popular — it's also the inviting inns at the spas, where a hot-spring bath and a warming and subtly-cooked meal await you after a session in the snow. At most of these inns you can put up for overnight, or as many nights as you care to stay. As to the skiing slopes themselves, some are most adapted to beginners' practice, while others, among them the slopes at the foot of Mt. Fuji, are for the more experienced and are positively breath-taking. The skis you will wear will be broad ones, for they are the most adaptable to the Japanese snow. Japan tingles with life and excitement in the winter-time. For one thing, it is then that the most im portant holiday of all— the New Year — is celebrated in gala fashion for a period of five days or more. Then in January come the championship wrestling-matches, too, and as prize fighting is to America, so is wrestling to Japan. Shooting goes on all year — in winter, for boar, deer, hare, rabbit, or for geese, duck and other water-fowl. If you prefer fishing, there are trout to be had at all seasons. So, with outdoor sports of all kinds, with festivals and exhibits constantly taking place, with Geisha dances or No plays, these 52 The Chicagoan TUC C C HOUAND'AMERIOAN LINE yurosiA^f mENDAM IN THE GULF OF KOTO*. kotor, YUGOSLAVIA, DURING ONE OF ITS MEDITERRANEAN CRUISES latter the outgrowth of the earliest dramatic art in Japan, and with eastern and western movies in abundance, you can't have a dull moment on your winter trip to the Orient. Aside from the native hospitality and the variety of diversions, its a festival in itself to see the Japanese landscape at this sea son. Lriant cryptomerias stand guard over the smaller trees, on whose branches the snow is all the more abundant and beautiful SajT8*" t0 the §rOUnd- Peach and Pear Mossom time, and the delicate pink of the cherries, may still be a few weeks away but the plum petals come as early as February, following he heavier splendor of the chrysanthemums. Oh, you lucky traveler if you re Orient-bound \~-Barbara Per\ins Stage (Begin on page 21) Waters till now, not because she is less effective than those just mentioned (she decidedly is not), but because Miss Waters is more a solo performer, less an integral part of the show's general harpooning of things topical A grand singer and actress, who has something for all tastes. In Heat Wave she gives 'em the hot and dirty; in Supper Time the emotional and pathetic; in To Be Or Hot To Be the sheer comic. Once, in the Noel Coward skit, she appears with the white folks and carries it off with ease and finesse. A good dance team, Ide and Limon, who appear in several lusty and stirring numbers, deserve mention. Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Wight's Dream (Auditorium) opened to a benefit and to an audience about twice as social as the Social Register. I would like to think that our betters had read some of the newspaper taunts about their manners on opening nights and had profited there by. Probably not. But anyway the people were in their seats betimes, and for once the scribblers could not bemoan the ab sence of the Rialto crowd. It was a great premiere, worthy of Reinhardt's eminent position in the theatre. And an evening of outstanding interest. Reinhardt's setting is a thing of beauty and a joy for the evening. A poet might capture in words the quality of that forest glade with its mist-drenched trees around whose shadows flit fairies and elves. The dream illusion is pervasive and eerie. There may have been stage sets of greater abstract beauty, but I'll wager that scenery was never more perfectly attuned to the mood of a play. Next to the settings in interest is a most astonishing Puck. No epicene lad in his twenties, as is usually the case, but a little boy. And what a little boy! Mickey Rooney. Tough little Puck. Tousled blond hair; strident, mocking voice; a body as spry as a cricket; the most infectious and unearthly laugh in the world. How the little shaver enjoyed it! Never still, frisk ing his preposterous tail all over the stage, jibing at everyone. Just everything that Puck should do, and be. If Mickey's suc cessor, George Breakstone, is half as good, he is good enough. In his direction of the action Dr. Reinhardt sought an inter- 1RWIN Tie NAME is an ' /\ssurance or /Artistic /Vlerit If you would see beautiful furniture made with the finest skill of modern craftsmanship, visit the Irwin Showrooms in Chicago where the largest and most brilliant display of fine cus tom groups in the middle west awaits your most critical inspection. Any desired purchases may be arranged through your local furniture dealer, but you will not be asked to buy. Robert W. Irwin Co. 608 S. MICHIGAN BLVD. ©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©i Tatman Suggests for Christmas CRYSTAL A new center piece of two c o rnucopias filled with blue and crystal fruit on oval mirror plateau. You may prefer green and white or red and white. 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Personally I enjoyed the Merrie England players in the Pyramis and Thisbe foolery bet ter than Reinhardt's more comic opera rendering. When Quince, Flute, Bottom, and company left the stage in chorus formation like a troupe of Abbott dancers, I felt that fantasy was going a little too far. Nor did I care for Oberon acted and accoutered like Boris Karloff playing a Robot in R. U. R. These situations might have been improved by better actors. Generally speaking, the cast, excepting Mickey Rooney, is undistinguished. A very different audience situation de veloped at the opening of Ben Guy Phillip's production of Run, Little Chillun (Harris) . Negro society in all its splendor dark ened the main floor. They too must have been reading the drama critics, for they were on time and demeaned themselves with at least as good manners as their Caucasian prototypes. Perhaps because of insufficient comment in the social columns of the Caucasian newspapers, Run, Little Chillun was a dismal flop. Too bad. The production had merit and one scene of tremendously exciting theatre. I refer to the Baptist prayer meeting act. Under present conditions theatre business in Chi cago is a feast or a famine. There is probably little chance for anything as esoteric as Run, Little Chillun. But the effort deserved better support. Music (Begin on page 20) tunes. Papi as ever in command. Off to a fine start. And did you realise that this grand opera plant which we have here in Chicago represents in all its ram ifications something like eighteen million ($18,000,000) dollars? Try that figure on your depression Victrola! The Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the deft fingers of Frederick Stock have found a real orchestral 54 The Chicagoan SUNSHINE ...at the touch of a switch Increase your efficiency, your resistance against sickness all through the Winter GENERAL ELECTRIC SUNLAMP SPECIAL The lowest price at which a Sunlamp of this efficiency has ever been offered. 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COMMONWEALTH EDISON Electric "S3BB' Shops 72 West Adams Street and Branch Stores pianissimo — and how they have joyed in displaying their new discovery! In the two Bach Suites, especially in the G Minor Fantasia and Fugue transcribed last summer for modern orches tra by Mr. Stock, in the Beethoven Fifth and in the Haydn Ox ford, their playing had all the familiar power with an added delicacy. Well, the Swifts gave them the chance to keep fit all last summer and they had just enough vacation after the Fair to be feeling like work when the time came for the regular season. Will they have as good luck next summer? Mr. Stock had another happy notion last summer, namely to score the Paganini Moto Perpetuo for orchestra with all the vio lins playing the solo. Made an immediate hit; a show piece which will doubtless have many repetitions. Hoist's The Planets does not stand up very well, but Vaughan Williams' London Symphony maintains itself. A series of moods that are stimulating to the fancy and with enough music in them to keep up the interest quite apart from any programmatical suggestion. Miaskowsky will have to bestir him self if he is to become the symphonic hope. His Fifth sounded pretty gentle in thematic force. And a new symphonist of the first rank we must have or there will be the deuce to pay. Daniel Saidenberg, the solo 'cellist of the orchestra, played the Saint-Saens concerto excellently; tone pure and technique clean. Dalies Frant? gave a fine performance of the seldom heard Bee thoven piano concerto in C Major. Lovely tone and delightfully clear ornamentations, yet a bit too restrained in mood. In his desire for the serenity of the classic form he bent a bit too far back away from the exuberance of modernity. But exquisite pianissimi in which the orchestra followed him with exact dynamic proportion. And what a comfort to note the seats so well filled. They have done something that ought to have been done years ago. Thanks be it has been done even if at a long last. • The Woman's Symphony Orchestra under the capable direction of Mme. Ebba Sundstrom began their sea son under favoring conditions at the Studebaker. The value of their work at the Ford Symphony Gardens last summer was evi dent; a better rounded and more firmly knit orchestral tone. Not as yet, however, quite the volume nor brilliance to be de sired. But they are on their way; a determined, hard-working GLADYS SWARTHOUT (MRS. FRANK CHAPIN, JR.) WHOSE OPER ATIC CAREER HAS CONTINUED FROM ITS BEGINNING AT RAVINIA TO HONORS AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE AND A STELLAR RANK AMONG BROADCAST ARTISTS December, 1934 55 (f V & x> h *\fc* O Ox 0 ^ ,/ *V ** V ¦& v 0o^ * o •^ V S 3 Typical of Jerrems supremacy in the choice of men's correct accessories are these Scotch scarves exclusive with Jerrems. 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Four saints in three acts have beamed upon us in a setting with all the proper social fixings, with Virgil Thomson wielding the baton and Gertrude Stein, in person, pre siding from the royal box. (After the first act she moved down to the front row, since from her regal splendor she could not get the words — and just try to picture to yourself her feelings at missing one of those precious words!) Mildly pleasing. The voices of the negroes were grateful to the ear, the racial gift, their deportment, had all the solemnity of their practiced naivete, and they put the words over as well as could have been expected with their light voices in that great space of the Auditorium. The Cellophane stage setting was most fetching and glistened as brilliantly as the frosting on the cake for the Lord Mayor's banquet. An opera, however, depends for life on the vigor of the music, and Mr. Thomson's music was not calculated to carry any heavy weight. Rather New England hymn-tunish in essen tial quality, as was quite appropriate for Spanish saints, agree ably reminiscent, and with here and there some modern touches. Nothing to wax excited about nor to get mad at. The stroke of genius lay in giving the production to the negroes. According to the story hereabouts, Mr. Thomson once upon a time went to see the performance of Run, Little Chillun and, while watching them, inspiration came upon him. He rose from his seat and wandered forth into the night murmuring, "Only negroes could, or shall, perform my opera." (Inci dentally that final scene in Run, Little Chillun had a power in it that the innumerable saints of the great production could not reach.) Originally produced in a small theatre, in which the per sonalities could make themselves felt and the words be made to carry, New York, with its passion for the negro, fell for it hard Here almost everybody liked it, yet waited in vain for the ex pected kick. Just mildly pleasing. Sports (Begin on page 19) back didn't show up. What they should do is let Mickal sit in the senate and make Huey Long play half back. Perhaps in the Rose Bowl. That'll learn him, the big dope. It certainly is a shame, but appearances indicate that there's nothing at all wrong with the new Cubs setup. That is going to be a terrific blow around local sports departments. With Charlie Grimm firmly ensconced in the managerial seat by virtue of the weight of a vice-presidency, it appears that the new Bruin regime not only made a decisive move to put ballast in their own boat, but they settled outside criticism for some time to come. To those of us who used to know William Wrigley, Jr., it is a further delight to see P. K Wrigley cracking the whip. That's what we need, more whip cracking. Betcha the move that sent Pat Malone walking the plank is just a forerunner of a plan to get some of those weary old bones out of Cub suits, and some spry new bones into uniforms, even if pennant prospects are moved along a few years. Babe Her man and Guy Bush have sailed away, anyhow. "Wtth all due respect to the match-making efforts of those who are trying — very hard — to make boxing amount to something at the Stadium, the card which was topped by Davey Day and some kid named Sagilio is just what's the matter with what's left of the fight racket. What if over 10,000 did show up? My word, they hadn't seen a show out there since — oh, you guess. Our astigmatic judges went lopsided on one decision and while I don't go for hooting officials, if I did I'd certainly have picked that time to exercise my tonsils. There seems to be a move in certain quarters to bring pressure — via the medium of the printed word — on several sports-minded local business men to "put the shoulder to the wheel" and D^ SOMETHING about the fight sicheashun. The reason why these local business men are wealthy is shown by their mental 56 The Chicagoa* A PORTRAIT BY KAREL SULA OF ELENA MONEAK AND HER DAUGHTERS, ELEANOR AND GLORIA. ELENA MONEAK IS WIDELY KNOWN AS FOUNDER OF THE CHICAGO WOMEN'S SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND FOR HER SERVICE AS MUSI CAL DIRECTOR OF THE WOMAN'S WORLD FAIR, CHICAGO. SHE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST MUSICIANS TO PLAY THAT UNIQUE INSTRUMENT, THE THERAMIN. THE PORTRAIT IS TO BE HUNG IN THE LOUNGE OF THE MEDINA CLUB acumen in laying off the fistic business. You can't make a whiskey sour by shaking up milk. Casual comments on current condi tions : I think I'll agree with Inky Bluhm that Jay Berwanger is the best all-'round back these old eyes have seen this year. 0%e Simmons is still the best open-field runner. ... To get back to the original subject of this column, why not allow only one lateral or one forward pass in each play? . . . Let's get football back to normal. . . . Unique situation in baseball. • . . Cronin goes to the Red Sox as manager, replacing Bucky Harris. . . • Harris signs to manage Washington, replacing Cronin. . . . When did that happen before? ... Joe Farrell, victim of Black Hawk economy move, goes back to handle pub licity for Stanley Cup winners And looks very sour about things in general while strolling on Randolph Street rialto. . . . May I say a good word for a football broadcaster? . . . Okay • . . The lad, whose name I don't know, who broadcast the Chicago-Ohio State debacle over WIND certainly didn't know too much about the game. . . . But he certainly did try to cover up his lack of knowledge with a lot of wind and enthusiasm. • . . Which is so different. . . . Now that all the good tennis players have turned professional, what will they do for money? ... It might not have occurred to any of them, but why don't some of those lads go to work? ... Or am I out of order? . . . Let's give Colgate the Rose Bowl game and cut out the foolishness. . . . Whispered that George Halas will turn over the Bears' coaching job to Red Grange next year. ... Or 4m I behind the times? . . . Monahan, Ohio captain and guard, is best lineman seen by this scribe this year. . . . Michigan takes its off year in most dignified fashion. . . . Nice work. . . . There is some hope for sports writers. . . . Ford Frick is the new Head of the National League, and he used to be just another *ports scribe. ... I don't know which is worse. . . . Now to Hibernate for the winter. . . . It's a good idea anyhow. . . . 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They act like a little boy with a new toy, but it isn't half as much fun for them when an opportunity comes to their part' ners to make forces at which time they should be caught with a "bust" hand. These players can think up more reasons, more alibis, and cite more fictitious authorities by which to show cause as to why they should not respond to partner's demand bid! I suppose it is just a good old American tradition that might possibly be traced back to Bunker Hill; nevertheless, the fact remains that we all li\e to boss. Now, let's forget all about the forcing system and develop a new system — excluding all forcing bids or let's play the fore ing system 100%. Here is a point that many players overlook. When your partner makes a forcing bid, he may not be expect' ing you to have any quick tricks; he may have all the quick tricks in the deck; he may be looking for only the distribution of your hand; perhaps he will need only a preferential bid from you. Irrespective of what he seeks it is none of your business; you must obey orders. Remember: 'Tis not yours to reason why — 'tis yours to bid or die. Unsound forcing bids: Here is a situa- tion which exists too often in present day contract. Mr. A. makes a forcing bid. His partner, Mr. B. (holding 2J/2 or 3}/2 quick tricks), responds with a strength showing bid; then, Mr. A. gets "cold feet" and tries to "sign off." Much to the dis' comfort of Mr. A., Mr. B. refuses to "let go" — so — the final contract ends at a little slam doubled and promptly redoubled by Mr. B. Then comes the holocaust — the hand is beaten probably 1800 points and Mr. B. is about to have a "stroke." Finally, when he is able to talk, he glares at Mr. A. and says, "You didn't have a forcing bid." Now, Mr. A. is persona non grata at the court of Mr. Culbertson and realizing this fact, he meekly replies, "I know it, but my hand was so attractive that I wanted to be certain that you would keep the bidding open for me." I wonder if we need to elaborate any further on the bad judgment and unsound logic of this style of bidding? Let us assume that you bid ten such hands in the manner above pictured and on seven hands you steer clear of trouble — on the other three hands you go for the magnificent penalties of 1000, 1400, 1800 or a grand total of 4200 points. Let us send these same hands to another table and let a sound player work on them. He picks them up and doesn't use a forcing bid. As a result, his partner drops him short of game on four of the ten hands, but don't forget that he still has a chance to win the rubber on these four hands and incidentally missed the handicap of 4200 points in penalties which were inflicted on your poor shoulders. Even much more important, he retains the respect of his partner as well as confidence, both of which you have lost. Your partner quivers and trembles every time you make a forcing bid thereafter; he doesn't trust you. He is utterly unable to get that dark brown taste (4200 points) out of his mouth. Here is a hand observed by me recently, which was opened with a forcing two bid : S H D C K A A A J Q Q Q According to the quick trick table, the total appraised value of this hand is 5^4 quick tricks and the lady who held the The Chicagoan hand remembered that the book said "a 5Yl quick trick hand is a forcing two bid." However, had this little lady read on a little further, she would have found that the author warns against the opening of this type hand with a forcing bid. There are three angles to this hand which make it entirely unsuited for a forcing two bid : 1st — Bad distribution. 2nd — Not strong nor solid in trumps. 3rd — The required 5Yl tricks (quick) are not genuine. To obtain the aggregate number of quick tricks neces- sary to justify a forcing bid originally, it has been necessary to count three sets of A-Q combinations as \Yl honor tricks each. Here the count of 5 Yl is obtained from hypothetical values. Hands that fall in this category must be one of a suit or at one or two no-trumps (depending upon the type N. T. bids used by players) . To attempt to press these hands only courts danger and flirts with disastrous penalties. Bridge players must realise that an opening two bid should guarantee a positive game in the hand of the original bidder, irrespective of the partner's holding. "Freak" adverse trump distribution is the only justifiable excuse for failure to make game on a hand originating a forcing two bid. The response to the forcing two bid: We all seem to agree that when partner makes a forcing two bid, we must respond. Holding a "bust" hand we reply with the stereotyped negative "two no-trumps." The positive re sponse, however, appears to be the bone of contention — or, shall we say, "the origin of trouble?" According to the gener ally accepted interpretation of the forcing system, a hand that contains a playable suit and one trick plus should make a posi tive response. Consider the following hand: (a) Vulnerable. (b) Partner dealt and bid two spades — forcing bid. S H D C x K J K x 10 10 x X X oQT Yi QT No QT Yi QT in in in in this this this this suit suit suit suit In the table of quick tricks found in the front of any bridge book, we find that the heart suit provides Yl quick trick and that the K-x in the club suit also equals Yl quick trick. One need not be a learned mathematician to assume that Yl quick trick plus Yl quick trick equals one quick trick. If that is true, certainly our heart suit is playable. Hence, with a quick trick plus, should a positive response of three hearts be made in answer to partner's original two spade bid? I am decidedly of the opinion that with this type hand we should not make a positive response. I feel certain that the originator of the forcing two bid is looking for sure tric\s- — honest-to-goodness "quick tricks." I doubt seriously whether he is interested in "maybe tricks" or "perhaps tricks." I know that when I make a forcing two bid, I am interested in only the "big boys" — Aces or King-Queens if partner should be so for tunate as to hold such. It goes without saying that a second round of bidding will ensue which process enables my partner to make a bid in a playable suit. Such a bid at this point gives no false information and my decision can be comfortably made. Consent Decree (Begin on page 17) ways does. This is one night when Randy would be distinctly de tropissimo." It's Ethel's night. She has her way. They depart the Key Club after another round of Scotch. Depart for baths and a change. Depart to meet at the Tavern at eight. Charley takes Without doubt you, too, will prefer DE WAR'S * Pronounced "DooerV # Different in other ways, too. Richer in flavor. 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"Great kid, Ethel." "Yeah, great kid." "Don't see why they couldn't get along." "Yeah." "Whatcha mean, 'yean'? Can't you say anything but 'yeah.'?" "Yeah, damn!" Phil cuts himself. "Were we supposed to get another man?" "Yeah, Mary said something about it." "Let's get poor old Randy." "Ajre you crazy, or just drunk?" "Why not? Think how surprised Ethel would be. How modern it would be. Don't you feel modern? I do. How like the Prince of Wales might do. And poor old Randy! Probably getting drunk all alone somewhere." "But, Charley, Ethel said distinctly that Randy was de tro- piana, or something like that." "Don't be mean. Here we're celebrating. Maybe all night. All night without Randy. Think how mad he'd be." "Well, maybe you're right. If you don't think he'd be too de trop'a'boop'a'doop." "Call him up, Phil. Try the Racquet Club." "You call him up. Your idea." "But I'm in the tub." "And I'm bleeding from this lousy razor of yours." "We'll toss up a washrag to see who calls him up." The table is set on the upper floor of the Tavern. Around are the mocking paganisms of Edgar Miller's murals, Love Through the Ages. The windows are prosceniums. North the gleam of the Drive with its clusters of automobile lights, now bunched, now breaking and blending into a speckled stream up to the Drake. West the curve of the River into the City. East the moon on the Lake. Windows from which to dream. The faithful Metzger is serving Martinis. Martinis for five. Mary drains hers down to the olive. She chides: "Where's your extra man, Phil? Ethel should have a man tonight. Of all nights." "Tried everybody. Left messages all over town." 60 The Chicagoan "Whom did you try?" "Oh, a dozen heels and a couple of souls." "Maybe someone will turn up." Someone does show up. He is drunk. But not too drunk. Just drunk enough. He is Randy. He stands in the doorway and blinks. It's just like a play by Noel Coward. Ethel gasps: "Randy!" Randy is equally articulate: "Ethel!" Then they all say a lot of foolish things. No one hears what anyone else says. They drink more Martinis. Sit down to dinner. Champagne is served. They drink to Ethel and Randy. They drink to divorce, to Ethel's second husband, to Randy's second wife, to President Roosevelt, to Rexford Guy Tugwell, to themselves. Ethel tells them what a nice fellow Randy is when he's sober. Randy extols Ethel for her virtues when she's not nagging him. They all agree that Ethel and Randy are the two nicest people who couldn't be nice to each other. Phil proclaims : "I've hung on to my fork at fifty wedding dinners. This is my virgin divorce dinner. It's better than any wedding party I've ever sat in on. Lesh drink to the Judge." They drink to the Judge. Rosemary has her say: "I've fought it off for years. But I'm ready for marriage now. If people can get divorced like this." Brandy is served. After the brandy there is nothing to do but to drink more brandy. Phil disappears. They find him sitting in the east window, gazing wistfully at the moon. He weeps discreetly. The moon is so, so beautiful. Charley takes him downstairs for a cold towel. Mary spills her second brandy. But Ethel's mind is still fruitful : "Let's all go back to the Key Club." "Right! We'll go back to the Key Club." Jarvis Hunt's eyes open wide. Other eyes open wide. The evening press has carried the story of the divorce. But Ethel and Randy are oblivious. They are dis cussing that night, weeks before, when Randy stayed out with that classmate from Boston. For the first time they are able to talk about it without rage. "Ethel, I was all wet, awfully inconsiderate. Don't blame you for being burned up." "Randy, I was too utterly, utterly mean. Should have under stood." The Scotch is excellent. Too excellent. Phil's head finds Rosemary's shoulder an adequate pillow. Rosemary is a good sort. Always thinking of the other fellow. So : "Goin' take Phil home. He's tired. All tired out." "You can't go — This is our night — We're celebrating — May never happen again — You're quitters — Can't take it." Ethel says some of these things. Randy says some. They are thinking alike. For once. Rosemary wavers. Phil emits a noise suspiciously like a snore. Rosemary makes up her mind. Four go out to see two into the dark recesses of a Checker. Ethel brushes away a tear. A bitter tear. That they should be "Oh, Admiral Osaki, I'm so glad you could come. I want to ask your ad vice about Japa- ' nese beetles.1'' Haig&Haig SCOTS WHISKY SOMERSET IMPORTERS, LTD no PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK . . . i NORTH LASALLE STREET, CHICACO. ..ill SUTTER STREET. SAN FRANCISCO December, 1934 61 PLEASE EVERY GUEST- OFFER ALL FIVE! ILE Zlttt-horteiv Since tastes do differ, the host who would please each guest offers a choice of liqueurs. The famous French house of Gamier offers a complete service of 27 superb liqueurs and sirops. 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Just time for last show." They arrive just as Roy Cropper is singing The Serenade. The lyric's tender sentiment, the music's lush lilt lay a gentle hand on Ethel's heart: "Randy, I hope you will find someone who will misunder stand you nicer than I did." "And I hope you'll find someone who doesn't drink, Ethel." Ethel tries to think of anything more depressing than some- one who doesn't drink. She can't do it. The Abbotteers whirl off the floor. Ted Weems' baton signals for the dance. Ethel starts. She finds her hand being held. Under the table. It isn't Charley holding her hand. Because Charley is holding his head. Only one way occurs to her to prevent having her hand held. So she proposes: "Les' all go to the Che? Paree." They might have all gone to the Che? Paree. Only Charley doesn't hear the suggestion. He doesn't hear the orchestra. He doesn't hear anything. Mary hears enough to reply: "Not us. I'm taking this great lawyer to his doorstep. Drop you at the Che? Paree." "Shall we let them, Ethel?" "Why not, Randy?" Charles Wilder is again addressing the Judge : "Your Honor, I have a petition here, and stipulation to dis miss the case of Fortley v. Fortley." "Wasn't that the case I heard day before yesterday?" "Yes, your Honor. The parties have decided to try it again." "This seems very sudden, Mr. Wilder. Rather like trifling with the court." "I know, sir. And I wouldn't have brought in the petition, if I were not sure that Mr. and Mrs. Fortley have considered the matter very soberly." "Well, in that case — . Have you an order?" "Here, your Honor." A pen scratches. 62 The Chicagoan Old Stuff Chicago in Retrospect By Alexis J. Colman IN the late '90s and for previous years, The Saturday Evening Herald was, as its subordinate head indicated, "the journal of Chicago society." According to the Christmas issue of December 18, 1897, it was in its twenty-fourth year. Its con tent included society, art, literature, music, drama, club life, travel, and resorts. The number consisted of thirty-two pages and cover. Among the names included in the social . items appear Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, giving a dinner to twelve in honor of Miss MacVeagh; Mr. and Mrs. Hall McCormick, a dinner; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Glessner, a dinner and dance; Mrs. Emmons Blaine, Mrs. Albert J. Earling, Mrs. C. L. Strobel, Leslie Car ter; while at the Menoken Club Mrs. Cyrus Adams gives a ladies' progressive euchre party. The Round Table Club gives a banquet at the C.A.A., the Mendelssohn Club gives a con cert, Apollo Club concerts are announced, the North Side Art Club is to hear an address at the Marquette Club by William M. Chase; Mr. and Mrs. Georg Henschel were to give a song recital at Steinway Hall; Mrs. Dudley Tyng, soprano, the Spier- ing Quartette, and Hans Bruning, pianist, appear in a concert at Handel Hall. Others to receive mention are Emil Liebling, pianist; Christian F. Balatka, Hart Conway's School of Acting, the Soper School of Oratory, Rourke's Dancing School, J. G. Moulton's Art Galleries, and the Irish Fair at Battery D, where a map of Ireland made apparently of genuine "ould sod" was proving a magnet. Four young women were planning to entertain their gentle men friends at a West Side residence from 3 until 6 on New Year's Day, various visitors were coming to spend the holidays with various relatives. A travel letter comes from the City of Mexico, also a note from Alice M. Longfellow, sent by her publishers, explaining that her father's pronunciation was He- a-wa-tha, with the a in wa as in mar, not as in war; also several book reviews appear, including one of Blown Away, a whimsical production by Richard Mansfield, the actor. E. H. Sothern and Virginia Harned were at Hooley's, Her bert Kelcey and Effie Shannon at the Columbia, the Bostonians in The Serenade and Robin Hood at McVicker's, with Denman Thompson in The Old Homestead coming for holiday week; Tom Nawn at the Schiller, l<[qrthern Lights, a melodrama, at the Great Northern; Belle Archer in A Contented Woman at the Lincoln, variety at the Hopkins, the Cherry Sisters at the Gaiety, the Octoroons at the Alhambra, The Privateer at the Academy of Music, and A Girl from Paris (said to be an ex purgated edition) at the Grand Opera House. Of the last- named, the magazine's critic said: "Fumigation, expurgation, conflagration, calcination, incineration, cauterisation and abso lute extirpation are what this raw and odorous presentation needs." Would the callous present-day critics have so excoriated the show? No, no, a thousand times no! They have long been inured to worse, if more artistic, productions. The advertisements in this special issue embraced a wide field. Dr. Floren? Ziegfeld, father of the Follies producer, was at the head of the Chicago Musical College, in Central Music Hall. E. Burnham's hair store was there, too. So was Aimer Coe, optician. We were taking assignments on the Times'Herald that winter, when there were any, and on other afternoons we solicited advertising for this Christmas number. We landed a page ad from Mr. Coe — a large half-tone and brief description of the "gravity clock" which was attracting crowds to his win dow. An endless chain of buckets, successively depositing forty ''ttle brass balls on the perimeter of a toothed wheel encircling the glass dial apparently furnished motive power for the clock, the balls re-entering the buckets by an inclined chute, to repeat their journey. Other advertisers included Columbia bicycle agency, M. J. Budlong, manager; Lincoln Bartlett Co., society clothes; Thayer # Jackson, stationery; Huyler's, candy; John T. 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Customs attending observance of the pass- ing of the old year and arrival of the new have undergone changes since the era of mild watch-night parties in homes and clubs, and sociable afternoon calls following on New Year's Day. Victorian hostesses rather lost their enthusiasm for the afternoon affairs by recurrent abuse of their hospitality upon the part of callers tainted with synthetic sociability and induced convivial ity after a round of visits. The callers, for their part, were concluding that the formal custom was too tame for the gen eral holiday season spirit. So in the late '90s the emphasis came to be placed upon seeing the old year out and greeting the new with New Year's Eve parties at clubs and in public places, res taurants and hotels. The Tribune said editorially on Jan. 2, 1900: " . . . . The old habit of welcoming the new year by calls of courtesv and good-will has been dropped. ... In place of it it now has become the habit of youth of both sexes to await the stroke of 12 and usher in the new year with hideous din of horns and pistols, reinforced with the clamor of steam whistles. ..." et cetera, with observations also upon the passing of the custom of making good resolutions. Late revels left little margin, or pep, for the following day's afternoon calls, even if the celebrants had been so inclined, which mostly they weren't. Those participating in the night affairs made whoopee — it was that, even though the term hadn't then been invented. They blew horns, donned fancy tissue hats, rattled rattles, blew bazoos and karoos, smashed inflated bal' loons, shouted, sang, danced. Corks popped, glasses clinked. Some of the more enterprising, being dared to dance on tables, accepted the dares, to the detriment of glass and china. . . . As the year 1899 was nearing its close, quite a controversy arose over the question of when the new century would begin, Jan. 1, 1900, or Jan. 1, 1901. Kaiser Wilhelm seemed to favor the former date, for he staged a medieval spectacle in Berlin Dec. 31, 1899, to celebrate the close of the century. But very many couldn't agree, insisting that, as it takes 100 completed years to make a century, nineteen centuries wouldn't be completed until the end of 1900, and the twentieth would not begin until Jan. 1, 1901. Going back to the year 1 A.D., the 99-year centuryites as sumed that time in that first year of the era was simply desig' nated as "anno Domini nati," and that the use of numerals to identify the years didn't begin until the following year. The 100 -year centuryites, on the other hand, assumed that it was probable the calendar-makers, computing back, counted the "annum Domini nati" as the year 1 A. D. So, with the difference of a year between the two camps, they had it hot and heavy. Said an editorial in the Daily Tiews, Jan. 2, 1900: "... some of us are in one century and some in an other. The Daily Klews wishes both classes of disputants a happy new year, irrespective of their preferences for living in the nineteenth or the twentieth century. . . ." And a Tribune cartoon by Taylor had Father Time quoting "What fools these mortals be!" as he looked upon this reprc duced head of a newspaper story: IS '99 OR '00 THE END? That's the Question That Has Set Everybody Thinking Talk and Write About It Each Has His View of the Adieu of the Old and the Bow of the New Century As the year 1900 wore on, most of those who had celebrated what they thought was the advent of a new century lost their assertiveness, went over to the other side, concluded they were 64 The Chicagoan WINES • CORDIALS VERMOUTH • COCKTAILS Ever since the days of the famous old Mouquin restau rants . . . where O. 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The clear notes of the bugle sounded above the blare of horns and the crack of revolvers. As the last stroke of the tolling clock bell died away the bugler blew the reveille for the twentieth century and 1901. "From Van Buren street to the river and from the lake to the South Branch, in restaurants, cafes, saloons, in streets and alleyways, pandemonium greeted the new century. In the resident districts and in the vicinity of hospitals the celebration was subdued. Physicians at the hospitals had no complaint of nerve racking disorder." Citizens who had asked for a "celebration under more humanitarian conditions" were fairly satisfied. Mayor Harrison had said: "I cannot prevent noise on this occasion. The best I can do is to ask the owners of bells, whistles, and other noise- making instruments to refrain from a racket." So, through Chief Joseph Kipley, a request was made to proprietors of manufacturing plants to refrain from blowing whistles at mid night. There was plenty of noise and merry-making in the downtown streets, in hotels, restaurants, and clubs. But as to the saloons: "Never before in Chicago's history was the New Year ushered in as quietly as this morning in the downtown saloons," said a newspaper story. "With few exceptions the proprietors, fearing Chief Kipley 's order to close at midnight. refused to serve drinks after that hour. . . . 'Chief Kipley de serves all the credit for the order,' said Mayor Harrison, who acknowledged that he was sending all who protested to the chief." Kipley professed to be much amazed by the burden of responsibility thus thrust upon him. The new century in New York was greeted with the flashing on of an immense "Welcome Twentieth Century" sign from the gray facade of the city hall, and the sending up of fifty lyddite bombs in a thundering salute. The crowd in City Hall Park and adjacent streets was estimated at 150,000. Differences as to the beginning of the century even now persist. Noel Coward has Clive Brook and Diana Wynyard opening the talkie "Cavalcade" with a cham pagne toast to the new century at midnight Dec. 31, 1899. The critics fell into the error, Gilbert Seldes, for instance, saying: "... the father and mother who begin and end the story, from 1899, when the cavalcade of the twentieth century began. . . ." And a cinema review in a news magazine: "On New Year's Eve, 1899, Robert Marryot (Clive Brook) and his wife (Diana Wynyard) are drinking a toast to the new century. ..." When we called the last-named instance to the attention of the magazine's representative, he defended the review with : "Well, I have always assumed that the twentieth century began with 1900." And that was final, so far as he was — and probably is — concerned. These '93rs, whose dinners you read about every now and then, are a sprightly lot, determined that the glories of the World's Columbian Exposition shall not be forgotten. They sing the old songs, and call upon old-timers, including veterans of the Columbian Guards, to recall experi ences of the 1893 World's Fair. The association's president, D. E. Ward, came up from Missouri to the Fair, defraying his expenses by chaperoning a couple of carloads of hogs. He has remained in Chicago ever since. At the last dinner of the asso ciation, held at the Boston Oyster House, President Ward reported that 40,000 persons who had attended the '93 Fair visited the booth maintained last year in the General Ex hibits building of the Century of Progress Exposition and signed the register there. To the gathered '93rs Mrs. E. F. Lane, who as Miss Etta Freeman was a souvenir seller in the Streets of Cairo on the BEAUTY GIFTS fro m Helena Rubinstein and Paris! Christmas . . . and the most ex citing beauty gifts from Helena Rubinstein! . . .Whether you seek the smartly practical or the memorably beautiful, you will find it here. 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December, 1934 65 High throated, like smart dresses. A flattering and comfortable pump, an original creation of brown or black velveta suede with feather stitching. For town or travel. $10-75 Orders from all parts of the U. S. A. and Europe serviced as usual Specialists in Children's Shoes Protects Your Child's Foot Health The Store of Quality and Elegance ALFRED | RUBY 76 E. Madison ( iear Michigan) And in Detroit Subscription Blank ONE YEAR, $2.00. TWO YEARS, $3.50. THREE YEARS, $5.00. Enclosed please find $ cover ing year subscription to The Chicagoan Magazine under the rates printed above. Name Address City DNew ? Renewal THE PHOTO GRAPH OF MRS. E. F. LANE RE FERRED TO IN MR. COLMAN'S AR TICLE Midway of the old Fair, sent a letter of greeting and reminis- cence from her home in Lilly Chapel, Ohio, together with a photograph of herself (attired in a pink silk dress, she says), taken in the Fair year. "Students and teachers manned the more than sixty shops and points of interest within the gray walls encircling the Streets of Cairo," Mrs. Lane recalled. "At my shop we sold articles of brass, tapestries, spoons, 'precious1 Soudanese stones, rhinoceros-tusk jewelry, and other trinkets. Did you buy some of them? Some of us wore Egyptian costume and fez. Do you remember the boom-boom man who adver tised the verra nice-a, verra good-a 'Gyptian candy?11 Charles Comiskey and Ban Johnson thor oughly enjoyed their campaign to insure a foothold for the American League in Chicago early in 1900. The zest of battle was in their eyes. They worked together, and Comiskey 's coun sels were valuable to Ban in the plans for the operations of the circuit. It was not surprising, considering Comiskey 's experience, that Chicago got off to a good start, winning the pennant in the first season, 1900, and holding it against all comers the fol lowing year. The later falling-out of these two baseball gen erals was most regrettable. Griffith and Callahan, both ex-Chicago National Leaguers, both pitchers — although Callahan sometimes played in the field — were usually mentioned together, although of distinctly differing temperaments. "Grif11 was cool, delib erate; Callahan more youthful and colorful. Griffith has been identified with the Washington team for many years. Callahan, after getting out .of active playing, ran a semi-pro club here for a long time before reverting to the plumbing business, in which trade he had been an apprentice as a youth in Fitchburg, Mass. He died recently in Boston. Augustus Thomas wrote plays that earned him an enviable following, and there must be thousands of Chicagoans who learned with regret of his passing recently at the age of 77. The Thomas productions, vividly portraying American life in widely separated parts of the country and in widely differing aspects, never dragged, had plenty of action and excitement, sufficient humor, wound up satisfactorily to all concerned, and were uniformly wholesome. Perhaps super- sophisticates of the present era wouldn't have been satisfied, but never did the older generation leave a Thomas play without the stimulation of an evening well spent. One we remember well — Arizona. And what a cast! Theo dore Roberts, Robert Edeson, as the young army officer just out of West Point; the sweet Olive May as Bonita, the central UNUSUAL GIFTS TO YOUR DISCRIMINAT ING FRIENDS The great assortment of Chinese and Japanese art objects and novelties suit able for gifts at all ranges of prices. YAMANAKA&CO. 846 N. Michigan Avenue «k1Catjlandc C^ken'sc>COear 334 S. 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Yet what the spectator sees is but the shadow; the voices but the echoes. The presence of flesh-and- blood actors just beyond the footlights is lacking. It is for the audience to decide whether or not to be reconciled to the sub stitution of faster action and the cramming of greater variety into what they see. And is grand opera destined to see singies come in as have the talkies? Well, not until voice reproduction has been vastly improved, if then. Interesting to all Americans is the shaft in Graceland marking the well-earned resting place of Allan Pinkerton and of the sons who followed in his canny foot' steps, Robert and William. Born in Glasgow, Aug. 25, 1819; died in Chicago, July 1, 1884, reads the inscription, and it continues: A FRIEND TO HONESTY AND A FOE TO CRIME DEVOTING HIMSELF FOR A GENERATION TO THE PRE VENTION AND DETECTION OF CRIME IN MANY COUN TRIES, HE WAS THE FOUNDER IN AMERICA OF A NOBLE PROFESSION. IN THE HOUR OF THE NATION'S PERIL, HE CONDUCTED ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAFELY THROUGH THE RANKS OF TREASON TO THE SCENE OF HIS FIRST INAUGURATION AS PRESIDENT. HE SYMPATHIZED WITH, PROTECTED AND DEFENDED THE SLAVES, AND LABORED EARNESTLY FOR THEIR FREEDOM. HATING WRONG, AND LOVING GOOD, HE WAS STRONG, BRAVE, TENDER AND TRUE. Homely words, but true; and what chapters of the country's history this all too modest tribute to a great public servant calls up! The great detective's wife, born Joan Carfrae in "Edinburg" in 1822, who died in Chicago in 1887, rests beside him. Wil liam Allan, the elder son, lived from 1846 to 1923; Robert Allan from 1848 to 1907. One person who had the entree to the sancta sanctorum of newspaper offices for more than a score of years was "Apple Mary" Cuneo, a familiar figure, until her retirement in 1918, to hundreds of editors and reporters. In the early evening she could hardly tote her large, stout willow basket, so heavy was it with good things; going home, a couple of fingers would have supported it. To list her customers would be to copy the rosters of the various newspapers. She did not overlook anybody. She was indefatigable, and her business prospered. "Apple Mary" sold good stuff, and she knew it. She never could be cajoled into selling below her price; not that anyone tried to persuade her to do so, except to elicit her indignant refusal. She died four years ago at the age of 83. Her newspaper work didn't subtract any years from her life. Quietly they rest in Graceland after tak ing important part in life's activities. More or less imposing monuments denote their final abode. A casual walk through only a few of the winding roads leads one to the plots of these of Chicago's great: Potter Palmer, Joseph Medill, George M. Pullman, Marshall Field, Melville W. Fuller, Robert S. Mc- Cormick, William M. 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MURRAY & GO. 27 East Monroe St. 4TH FLOOR The Book Tree Something for Everybody By Marjorie Kaye jV/T AYBE I'm wrong about a book being the perfect gift, but -*-*-*¦ I'm unable to recall a single case of objection on the part of giftee when the wrappings were torn from the parcel and a reasonably well chosen book found within. At any rate, the books here listed and commented upon have been selected with the gift idea primarily in mind. Have at them : Answers to Awkward Questions of Childhood — Theo dore F. Tuc\er & Muriel Pout — Kendall: Simple, truthful answers to questions asked by children. The usual questions with a short chapter given to each. In addition to suggested answers for children, each chapter has a section of information for teachers and parents. As good as any book of its type; better than most. — V. W. A. Art for Children — Ana M. Berry — Studio Publications: This book will not fail to please the most fastidious son or daughter. It contains over 100 illustrations that delight and inspire. Don't forget it. Book Week offered nothing better. — M. K. At Sea — Arthur Colder-Marshall — Scribners: A story about the basic emotions and antagonisms of newly married John and Elsa who spent the second and third days of their honeymoon on the sea in an open boat with only one oar. A simple yet divert' ing plot, especially for those who have been married more than a year. — V. W. A. Books of a Vagabond and Other Verse — Nathaniel Wil son — Christopher: If you have had enough wine from the grapes you might try Mr. Wilson's current contribution. There are 567 pages of prose poems and verse covering life in all its phases. — M. K. Building to the Skies — Alfred C. Bossom — Studio Publi cations: The amazing march of the skyscraper as told by Mr. Bossom gives America's contribution to architecture thorough treatment commencing with the first skyscraper, the Tacoma Building, completed in 1889 and the Monadnock Building of 1891 and fittingly brings the greatest of romances to a happy ending with the world's tallest structure and the largest building of American make. It will interest architect, builder and lay man. — M. K. The Chianti Flask — Mrs. Belloc Lowndes — Longmans : An odd sort of book, combining murder, love, and suspense to make a full length novel. The legal aspects are interesting, but I, a self 'Styled connoisseur of murders, found it dull. — J. McD. Conversation Piece — 7\[oeI Coward — Doubleday, Doran: A play in three acts so completely Noelcoward that you will be pretty sure, upon reading it, that Noel Coward wrote it — which he did. 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Metropolis — Assembled by Agnes Rogers; comment by Fred- eric\ Lewis Allen — Harpers : Somewhat more than two hundred well selected and adequately captioned photographs showing New York and life therein more graphically than artistically. — W. R. W. Modern Publicity — 19344935 — Edited by F. A. Mercer Sp W. Gaunt — Studio Publications: The author preludes the ad' vertisers' manual, containing 200 illustrations from different countries, with a pert story on advertising and its hope for the future. It is a good guide for publicity expert, advertiser or student. — M. K. William Morris, Designer — Gerald H. Crow — Studio Pub lications: Morris practiced the arts of architecture, bookbind' ing, carpet'weaving, carving, chintzes, design, theory, dyeing, embroidery, furniture, illumination, modelling, painting, draw- ing, poetry, printing, stained glass, tapestry, textiles, tile-paint' ing, walhpapers, weaving and wood engraving. 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Used «s lap robes, couch covers, chaise throws or motor robes. The perfect gift. jeRCHTino I6I8 Chicago Ave. EVANSTON CHARLIE BARON AND JOAN BLAIR, THE SOCIETy FAVORITE DANCE TEAM, NOW IN THE GOLD COAST ROOM OF THE DRAKE Music and Lights Stars Fell on Chicago By Donald C. Plant THERE are two new stars in the Empire Room of the Palmer House — two girls who have danced their way into the billing from the ranks of the chorus line. And they did that in an outstandingly successful atmosphere as well as against the stiff competition that any Empire Room show offers. Dark Lorraine Santchi and blonde Josephine Buckley are the two gels. The number that won the billing honors for the two is Beguin, which they do in the ten o'clock Little Show each evening. Beguin is a French East African native dance that the girls saw while they were in Paris dancing at the Club Bal Taberine last summer. Natives from French East Africa had brought it to Paris for the International Exposition and it swept the gay night life places much as the rhumba has swept this country. It is a sensuous, quick'moving, flirtatious dance that scores a great deal of its appeal with the movements of the body above the hips and the expressions on the girls' faces. Then there is a dash of the old French Can-Can thrown in for very good measure. The girls have been dancing with Miss Abbott's troupes foi the past six years. Others who are receiving star billing in the Empire Room show are: Stan Kavanagh, one of the world's better jugglers; Roy Cropper, who was the original Student Prince; Dorothy and Dave Fitsgibbons, ballroom dancers from London; Harry and Dorothy Dixon, comedy dance team from Hollywood and the Four Californians. And it's Ted Weems' music for the diners, dancers and floor show. Charles ("Harry") Hepp, owner of Harry's New York CaBARet, has opened a social and amuse- ment rendezvous that the gentlemen about Town are hailing DIRECT FROIT) SUMY flRIZOnfi *8Btei &!djt uicicu& — % i V* FRESH N DATES The most exclusive gift shop can offer no more acceptable nor unusual remembrance than a direct-from-the-garden DeLuxe Gift Package of luscious Arawan Fresh Dales. Attractively arranged in a colorful metal cock tail tray, holding almost 2 pounds, the Gift Package of Arawan Fresh Dates costs but $2, including mail ing. Send us the "difficult" part of your Xmas list, with check to cover at $2 each. Don't forget a package for yourself! You may place your order for DeLuxe Gift Packages of Arawan Fresh Dates through the best food store in your city, or send it, with your check, at *2 per package, attached, direct to the GILLILAND GROVES, Phoenix, Ariz. TREE-RIPEriED ? GARDEfl-FRESH \£ "**£££&«< i»'.i .•?.; ••rr---7V^ «£ EMILY KEMPSON DOW Inc. INTERIORS Choice Holiday Gifts Unusual Chinese pieces collected on a recent visit to Peking. Emily Kempson Dow Mildred McCune 620 N. MICHIGAN AVE. CHICAGO Telephone SUP. 4400 December, 1934 71 eat atWAGTAYLES THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD THEY ARF. OPEN ALL THE TIME • ELECTROLYSIS Superfluous hair removed safely and permanently by Medically Trained Electrologist Mildred Williamson 0 Dea. 6887 IS E. Wash. St. JOSEPHINE BUCKLEY AND LORRAINE SANTCHI, WHO PRESENT THE FRENCH EAST AFRICAN "BEGUIN" IN THE EMPIRE ROOM as the finest, most exclusive club of its kind they've seen. It's known as the Globe-Trotters' Club, and the quarters are the last word in luxurious and colorful appointments — a large club- lounge with a log-burning fireplace, stock exchange tickers, a well stocked bar, large dining room and numerous small and private ones, all decorated handsomely according to the design of various foreign countries. The Town's newest dining and dancing spot has just opened — The Continental Room of the Stevens Hotel. It's a room with real atmosphere, pink-beige and soft chartreuse being predominant in the color scheme, and the modern motif of it is augmented by side terraces with pink hedgerows. Chartreuse colored lamps decorate the tables, and the chairs are pink-beige, upholstered in chartreuse. Pink-beige Venetian blinds cover the windows which are draped in pink- beige and hung with green metal-cloth curtains. Keith Beecher and his orchestra have moved in from the Boulevard Room and occupy the jonquil yellow bandstand in the new Continental Room. Sophie Tucker, the Last, Etc., is carrying the ball at Mike Fritzel's and Joe Jacobsen's Chez Paree with a fine line — the Adorables — and a topping floor show. It's still Henry Busse's orchestra. George Olsen and Ethel Shutta lead the College Inn team with Wednesday nights, which are Notables' Nights, as the big game each week. And with the theatre season picking up a bit in these parts, the Wednesday night parties are packed with celebs. Earl burtnett and his orchestra are in the Gold Coast Room of The Drake. Charlie Baron and Joan Blair, always favorites, are the dance team. They're fresh from much success at the Cocoanut Grove in L. A. Hal Redus and the Blackstone Jongleurs are at The Blackstone. Irving Aaron- son and his Commanders, a fine orchestra if we've ever heard one, have moved into the Joseph Urban Room at the Congress. They double during the dinner hour in the Pompeian Room, and George Devron and his outfit play in the Eastman Room. • THE • RED STAR INN Carl Gallauer, Proprietor The favorite German restaurant of Chicago for over 35 years. Real German food served in the genial atmosphere of an old time conti nental restaurant . . . and now the finest of imported and domestic wines and liquors. 1528 N. CLARK Si Del. 0440-0928 Shopping for Christmas Puppies? H. Heddergott, authority on ped»7 dogs of all breeds, offers his fl shopping service to buyers interest* securing high class puppies. Ext** affiliations and connections assure satisfaction. Information on reque« Great Dane and Dachshunde puppif imported champion stock for sale. H. HEDDERGOTT CEDARBURG KENNEL* 7418 Higgins Road — Chicag* Newcastle 4949 Read Current Entertainment A concisely critical survey of the civil ized interests of the Town on page 6 of this and every issue of THE CHICAGOAN THE CHICAGOAN hi worked out a plan often11! substantial commissions " circulation solicitation. Re*** ers who have people in mil* who would like full or p* time work on a profitab* basis are invited to ha* them communicate wi" T. E. Kloch, Director of & culation, The Chicago* 407 South Dearborn str** Chicago, Illinois. 72 The Chicago Meet KITTY DAVIS TONIGHT In her Cocktail Lounge Where a Parisian Setting Greets You all year round, accompanied with the European custom of private tele phone service at each table 245 S. WABASH Northeast Corner Jackson Blvd. 'Phones WKIister 8877 — 8878 — 8879 STILL in the spotlight of Public Favor For good Food and Liquid Refreshment there is only one SALLYS 4650 Sheridan Road OUR COCKTAIL LOUNGE is utterly different and delightful AND AN ALL-STAR CAST OF BROADWAY LUMINARIES • DINNER SERVED NIGHTLY No Cover Charge at Any Time • 2 BANDS HENRY BUSSE AND HIS MUSIC NINO RINALDO AND ORCHESTRA cmicaco; smartest >upper club CHEZ D^rE CHEZ D™E Morning — Noon — Night (Continued from page 6) HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Several note worthy dining rooms and of course, College Inn. And able bartenders at the bars. THE DRAKE— Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Several dining rooms and always impeccable service. MORRISON HOTEL— 70 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. Several dining rooms and the traditionally superb Morrison kitchen. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chestnut. Superior 2380. The service and the a la carte menus in the Cafe are hard to match. PALMER HOUSE— State, Monroe, Wabash. Randolph 7500. The splen did Empire Room, the Victorian Room, and the swell Bar. THE LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. Rendezvous of the town notables; equally notable cuisine. HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER— 163 E. Walton. Superior 4264. Several private party rooms, the main dining room and the Tavern. HOTEL WINDERMERE— E. 56th St. at Hyde Park Blvd. Fairfax 6000. Famous throughout the years as a delightful place to dine. PEARSON HOTEL— 190 E. Pearson. Superior 8200. Here one finds the niceties in menu and appointments that bespeak refinement. HOTEL BELMONT— Sheridan Road at Belmont. Bittersweet 2100. Quiet and refined, rather in the Continental manner. ST. CLAIR HOTEL— 162 E. Ohio. Superior 4660. Well appointed dining room and a decorative continental Assorted Appetizer Bar. THE BLACKSTONE— Michigan at 7th St. Harrison 4300. Unexcelled cuisine and always the most meticulous service. And a new Cocktail Lounge. ORRINGTON HOTEL— 1710 Orrington, Evanston. University 8700. Ex cellent cuisine and always well patronized by northshore and 'north side people. The French Room is famous for its hors d'oeuvres bar. 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. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 block— Sheridan Road. Longbeach 6000. Pleasant dining in the Marine Dining Room. HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle and Madison. Franklin 0700. Several supe rior dining rooms with excellent menus. Luncheon — Dinner — Later MONTE CRISTO— 645 St. Clair. Superior 2464. The beautifully deco rated Roman Room and the handsome Balbo Bar; where leisurely dining and wining may be enjoyed. PITTSFIELD TAVERN— 55 E. Washington. State 4925. Always a delightful spot for luncheon and tea while shopping, and for dinner later. WAGTAYLE'S WAFFLE SHOP— 1205 Loyola Avenue. Briargate 3989. Another north side spot popular with the late-at-nighters. MRS. SHINTANI'S— 743 Rush. Delaware 8156. Interesting Japanese restaurant specializing in native suki-yaki dinners. PHELPS & PHELPS COLONIAL TEA ROOM— 6324 Woodlawn. Hyde Park 6324. Serving excellent foods in the simple, homelike Early Ameri can style with Colonial atmosphere. 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. 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. THE TAVERN — Hotel Knickerbocker. Superior 4264. A smart, unique wining and dining room with clever murals. 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. THE SPA — Jackson and Michigan. Webster 3785. The food is good and the bartenders able, and Nel and Clyde entertain back of the bar. THE NIMROD GRILL— 29 E. Wacker. Dearborn 4255. Formerly Bollard and Fraser. Good food and the best in drinks and the same welcome atmosphere that you found in Harry's New York Bar in Streets of Paris last summer. THE VERA MEGOWEN RESTAURANT— 501 Davis, Evanston. Greenleaf 4585. A smart dining spot where Evanstonians and north siders like to meet and eat. WHITE HORSE TAVERN— 2730 N. Clark. English cocktail room and fine foods, especially for the late-at-nighter. Smiling "Bunny" Jensen is manager. HENRICI'S— 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. When better coffee is made Henrici's will still be without orchestral din. 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. 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. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Delaware 3942. A noble old German establishment with good, solid victuals, prepared and served in the German manner. Carl Gallauer is proprietor. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. Delaware 2020. Fa mous old establishment unsurpassed in service of seafoods. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 2322. The home of the famous strawberry waffle whether it be early or late. 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. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0840. Corned beef and cabbage and other good old American dishes. L'AIGLON — 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. A grand place to visit. Handsomely furnished, able catering, private dining rooms and, now, lower prices. 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. FISH BAR AND RESTAURANT— 32 S. Michigan. Where one may enjoy the same fine cuisine that the Miller High-Life fish bar on the Fair grounds had. Most Delightful EXPERIENCE 'inner at THE NACKSHM HOTEL Dining reaches new heights of pleasure and distinction when you select the Black stone. The superb old world cuisine; the rare vintages and the flawless service will truly delight you. Table d'Hote Luncheon $1.00 Table d'Hote Dinner... 2.00 HAL REDUS AND THE BLACKSTONE JONGLEURS Luncheon and dinner dancing NO COVER OR MINIMUM CHARGE now open THE CONTINENTAL ROOM KEITH BEECHER and his Orchestra GYPSY NINA Dinner $1.50 Min. after 9 P. M. $1.00 SAT. $1.50 NO COVER CHARGE the Stevens MICHIGAN BLVD. AT 7TH ST. LEONARD ROSENQUIST Clothes for particular men — made uncommonly well 310 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE December, 1934 NOW AFTER THREE CENTURIES THIS WORLD FAMOUS LIQUEUR COMES TO CHICAGO ^ One of the oldest Orders, the Cistercian Monks. have been making Mountain Cloister Liqueur since 1620. The secret formula for making this de lightful liqueur has remained theirs for over three centuries. Assure success for your Holiday Dinners. Serve Mountain Cloister Liqueur, the delight of connoisseurs for three centuries. You'll be pleased with its golden yellow color; its new and unusual flavor, its pleasing aroma, and its delightful taste. Accept no substitutes! None genuine without the Cistercian Cloister Seal, branded into the cork. This mark of distinction is your guarantee ot authenticity IttMoitoto dieter * fc >i 4 DISTRIBUTED BY JOSEPH TRINER CORP., CHICAGO CELLARS HOTEL SHERMAN'S WINE & LIQUOR STORE • The rarest selection of wines and liquors in America, chosen with the experience of two generations, is now available to you at Sherman House Cellars in the Hotel Sherman. • Authentic wines from the vineyards and not merely the districts, the finest of Scotch, American and Canadian whiskies, rare liqueurs, products of every nation in the world — all priced very reasonably — await your choice. 9 Weekly lectures on wines and liquors by competent authorities. • The famous College Inn rum cured ham, and a few other food specialties, for the connoisseur. • Call Franklin 2100 for information. 9 Full delivery service. SHERMAN HOUSE CELLARS LA SALLE AND RANDOLPH CORNER IN HOTEL SHERMAN oh, where will you rest that tired head ? There's fuss enough getting to places without fussing after you get there. Now The Chicagoan takes that last straw off your back. Wherever you go in these United States or Canada, just 'phone us. Tell us where and when, and we wire for your hotel reservation, quick as a cat and no cost to you. If you have not decided which hotel, we can recommend a suitable one to fit your taste. When you reach your destination your room is waiting — what's more, the management usually gives an extra fillip to its service of CHICAGOAN readers. call the CHICA60AN hotel bureau — no obligation at all — Harrison 0035 Reservations in local hotels made for out-of-town readers upon request. 74 The Chicagoa* Leis of gorgeous blossoms . . . ancient custom symbolizing affectionate greeting . . . welcome the visitor to Hawaii. Photographed aboard the S. S. LURLINE at Honolulu. ^S_ J En route to Hawaii. South Sea days and nights furnish an ideal setting for perfect living and your giant, NEW Matson- Oceanic liners, equipped with every device for your comfort and pleasure, do the rest. 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