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Illustrated — Stunning Irish linen damask in a choice of five patterns: Chippendale, Adam, Rose and Ornament, Scroll, Chrysanthemum. Cloth, 72 x 90, $6.25 Matching napkins, 22 inches square, $6.25 a dozen. SECOND FLOOR, NORTH, STATE Also in our Evanston and Oak Park Stores MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY January, 1935 3 CONTENTS for (January Page I WINTER SPORTS, by Burnham C. Curtis 5 EDITORIAL COMMENT 6 PORTRAIT OF A BOULEVARD, by Don Wallace 7 CHICAGOANA 12 JUNE IN JANUARY, by A. George Miller 13 PILGRIMAGE TO GERMANY, by Milton S. Mayer 14 A SHORT STORY, by Upton Terrell 15 AN ARTICLE ON HAWAII, by Robert Lee Eskridge 16 FAR PLACES AND FAIR 17 TRAVEL, by Carl J. Ross 18 CONDUCTOR OF THE OPERA, by Don Wallace 19 MUSIC, by Karleton Haclcett 20 STAGE, by William C. Boyden 21 ONAMUNSON.a Portrait 22 FASHIONS FOR FLORIDA 24 SPORTS, by Kenneth D. Fry 25 CINEMA, by William R. Weaver 28 SIX DAY SPECTACLE, by Jack McDonald 29 HIDE-OUTS, by Kathryn E. Ritchie 30 CONTRACT BRIDGE, by E. M. Lagron 31 BOOKS, by Marjorie Kaye 32 OLD STUFF, by Alexis J. Colman 43 BEAUTY, by Polly Barker 47 MUSIC AND LIGHTS, by Donald C. Plant 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. 5, January, 1935. Copyright, 1935. Entered as second class matter August 19, 1931, at the Post Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT 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, Helen Broderick, Dorothy Stone and Ethel Waters in what is probably the best revue you've ever seen, and certainly the best musical since "Of Thee I Sing." Closing January 5. ROBERTA— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2561. Jerome Kern's music with Tamara, Odette Myrtil, Fay Templeton and others. Adapted, as you might suspect, from Alice Duer Miller's novel "Gowns by Roberta." Opening January 7. GILBERT AND SULLIVAN— Goodman, E. Monroe and South Parkway. Central 7020. The Chicago Comic Opera Company opens a season of G. and S. Drama SHOWBOAT DIXIANA— North Branch, Chicago River, at Diversey Park way. "Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl" is now playing. ROMANCE— Blackstone, 60 E. 7th. Harrison 6609. Playgoers, Inc.. present Eugenie Leontovich as Cavallini in Edward Sheldon's memorable play, with a fine supporting cast. AH, WILDERNESS!— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2561. George M. Cotian gives a magnificent performance in the O'Neill comedy about young love. Moving to the Grand Opera House January 7. PETTICOAT FEVER— Harris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. Dennis King in Mark Reed's comedy, supported by Ona Munson, Jay Fassett and Doris Dalton. The second American Theatre Society play. STEVEDORE— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. An exciting stir ring play presented by the Drama Union of Chicago cooperating with the Theatre Union of New York. 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. CINEMA DESIRABLE— George Brent and Jean Muir in a satisfactory but hardly necessary restatement of the case of the boarding school girl who didn't know about Mamma. (Skip it.) FUGITIVE LADY— Florence Rice, daughter of Grantland, bows to the cinema world in a so-so yarn about mistaken identities that are not so mistaken at that. (Look her over.) EVELYN PRENTICE— William Powell returns to the practice of law, which he never should leave, and enacts with the eyeful assistance of Myrna Loy another courtroom drama with a trick ending. (See it.) BABES IN TOYLAND— Laurel and Hardy in a picture perfectly pointed for the holiday trade and still worthwhile when you get this report. (Attend.) CHU CHIN CHOW— Anna May Wong and a British cast in a British extravaganza that probably will start a revival of that hands-across-the- sea talk. (Look in.) LADY BY CHOICE — A pretty emotional affair wherein Carole Lombard and May Robson do what they can with a story that didn't especially demand telling. (No.) FLIRTATION WALK— Dick Powell sings a group of swell tunes you've heard by radio and may have forgotten by now in rank injustice to a West Point comedy worth your while. (Go anyway.) WEDNESDAY'S CHILD— Frankie Thomas, 13, gives a magnificent per formance in a picture no parent should miss. (By all means.) WE LIVE AGAIN— Anna Sten takes her turn at the gal part of "Resurrec tion" and a lot of expense is gone to. (Never mind.) COLLEGE RHYTHM— A pleasant little medium for the popularization of some pleasant little song numbers. (Hear it.) STUDENT TOUR— Another. (Ditto.) 365 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD— A mainly comic presentation of life in the zone where it is said to be earnest and so forth. (Think nothing of it.) LIMEHOUSE BLUES— George Raft and little more. (It isn't enough.) KID MILLIONS— Eddie Cantor in a musical comedy, and that spells precisely what the doctor ordered. (Don't miss it.) (Continued on page 48) dttona WE are pleased to report a more than season able upturn in the net monthly total of inquiries as to the reasons why the best Chicago writers and artists go East. The question occurs at least once to every adult of standard intelli gence. It follows the sudden discovery that a great many of the men and women whose names the public is urgently invited to conjure with were boys and girls hereabouts in the highly theoretical good old days. It is asked with puckered brow and a slight stiffening of the spine indicating readiness to get right down into the meat of the matter at once and see to it that whatever ought to be done about it is done without further delay. This attitude is sincerely taken and therefore only a little insulting to Chicago writers and artists who have not gone East and prefer not to. They do not resent it. Nor do they go deeply into the subject by way of reply save when no livelier topic is at hand and the loosing of a few unpleasant truths will while away not too pointlessly a surplus of time and space or both. As now. Of course the question is asked because the party asking it believes or believes he believes that it is in some way desirable to have a large number of writers and artists live and perform their wondrous works in Chicago. The reply to a natural counter question as to why the party believes this generally boils down to the assertion that it would be nice. Occasionally this statement is supplemented after reflection with the assertion that it would do Chicago a lot of good. Reasons brought up to support these contentions are in large part the stuff dreams are made of. The least of the writers and artists in mention considers it no assignment at all but rather a lark to prove conclu sively that writers and artists are bad neighbors and rebellious taxpayers and vehement critics of their surroundings and associates and altogether undesir able citizens. But the inquirer of the first part blandly says the hell with all that and restates his question because it's his question and he's stuck with it. It is then a routine matter to point out that a very long time ago a very great number of publishing houses moved to New York so that the occasionally desirable contact with the vulgarly solvent patrons of the arts officed along Wall Street might be more con veniently carried off and that out of this concentra tion of publishing enterprises there came to be born in due time an acute and immensely stimulating con dition of competition. The progeny of this competi tion are the build-up and the broadside and the literary agent and the publisher's agent and the author's and artist's agent and the syndicate and an eminently practicable system of marketing efficiently and expediently the products of pen and brush. And to this highly organized and altogether desirable market have gone and prospered so many little piggies from hamlet and town that it ill behooves any little piggy to stay home unless he builds his house of bricks and chooses to shun his kind. It is pattern behavior for the inquirer to feel very badly about all this and wish it were otherwise. If abandoned now and left to his own devices he usually gives up and lets the civic inferiority complex which he had in the beginning get him down. In many cases this is inevitable. In others it is possible to effect a cure by pointing out with a number of spec tacular examples by way of illustration that the com ing of a writer or artist into headline news prominence coincides more often than not with the commence ment of his decline as a creative workman. When this point has been established with due allowance for exceptions on both sides of the case it at once becomes apparent to the patient that the commer cially unexploited and relatively starving ladies and gentlemen who live next door or down the block are not of necessity the pitiful objects of concern which they seemed a moment ago but may be and in fair probability are doing finer work than their glitter- ingly press-agented contemporaries. When the patient has been brought along this far his recovery progresses apace. He perceives at once the fallacy of his basic premise that the best Chicago writers and artists go East. Some of them do and some of them do not. The same is true of the worst. Those who go go for money and some of them get it. Those who do not go learn to get along pretty largely without it. This is a neater trick than that of being a best writer or artist and no medals are presented in celebration of its successful performance. We often wonder why anyone takes the trouble to execute it. Of course the explanation resides in the same civic interest or pride of birthplace or whatever you choose to call it which accounts for our now thoroughly rehabilitated patient's inquiry. Next case. IT seems we don't know our strength. We an nounced in the November number for publication in the December number an article entitled People and Things which had as its purpose the dismantling of a certain popular attitude conducive to the per petuation of the depression psychosis and we ex plained in the December number that this would not be necessary inasmuch as the attitude and its prin cipally constituent factors had evaporated shortly before presstime to the great joy of all hands. We announced in the December number for publication in this issue an article entitled Monte Carlo, Illinois, which had as its function the proper treatment of that gaudy necklace of tinselled Temples to Chance thrown loosely but firmly about the city's stiffly arched neck and now we find that this will not be necessary either for the astounding reason that patrol wagons have been backed up to enough of them and driven away laden with enough customers so that Monte Carlo, Illinois, isn't Monte Carlo any more. For a minute or two anyway. Now we have never wanted to give the impression that this is a crusading publication. We have tried hard and often to demonstrate that it is not. But we cannot ignore the evidence. It tells us that with two unpublished articles we have banished the de pression and made Chicago a relatively honest woman. We wonder if this gives us what they've been calling a mandate. We don't want a mandate. We want nothing more tremendous than the oppor tunity and responsibility of putting enough interest ing articles and pictures together each month to make up an entertaining magazine. And we can't do that if every announcement of a topic for a forthcoming feature results in having it shot from under us. So this month we're not going to announce anything for next month. We're not even going to declare that the next number will be a surprise package bursting with sensational thises and thats nor warn you not to miss it on pain of never seeing its like as long as you live. But it will be a surprise package of course. And you mustn't miss it. We're afraid to add as a final obscure word that it will be called the February Number lest the convening Congress go into extraor dinary session and vote a new calendar so we'll have to take that back too. It's a dreadful thing not to know your strength. portrait of a boulevard CAMEO-LIKE, THE WRIGLEY BUILDING CLEAVES THE NIGHT THAT IS BLACK UPON THE BOULEVARD WHEN MR. DON WALLACE, A. R. P. S. (SYMBOL OF A DEGREE FROM THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN) TAKES HIS BUSMAN'S HOLIDAY. HIS DAYS DEVOTED EXCLUSIVELY TO PORTRAITS, THE MAN WHOSE WORKS ADORN EXHIBITION HALLS FROM LONDON TO JOHANNESBURG AND FROM CALIFORNIA AROUND EASTWARD TO JAPAN IS NOCTURNAL AND MATUTINAL PROWLER ALONG THE HIGH WAYS AND SKYWAYS WHERE ABIDE THE IMPELLING PANORAMA AND THE INSPIRING PERSPECTIVE. THE REPRODUCTION IS SELECTED FROM A COMPRE HENSIVE COLLECTION OF CHICAGO VIEWS REPRESENTING THAT STAUNCH DEVOTION TO AVOCATION WHICH IS THE MARK OF THE COMPLETE ARTIST MAYBE this does belong in the book department, but we like it and so you'll have to take it here; and anyway, it cannot be denied us that it is an important fragment, or large slice — which' ever you will — of Chicagoana. It's a book. It's a volume entitled Census Data of the City of Chicago: 1934, published by the University of Chicago Press and edited by Charles Newcomb and Richard O. Lang, University of Chicago research workers who directed the entire project. The project produced exhaustive (it's a seven hundred fortythree page volume) new census data for the nine hundred thirty 'five tracts within the city of Chicago. The census was conducted by the Chicago Census Commission with the use of work' ers supplied by the CWA. Basic data and several new types of information, some of which have never before been known for a city of any size, are expected to be useful to Federal and local housing authorities, to social scientists, and to the Town's realtors, and ought to be of interest to all Chicagoans. Among the features unique in this volume are statistics showing the length of time each family had lived in the residence in which it was enumerated. These figures, detailed for each tract, show striking dif' ferences for various parts of Town. For the city as a whole it is found that 230,041 had lived at their January (1934) resi' dences less than one year. This represents 27.7 per cent, of 832,219 residing within the city limits. Families which had lived in their residences from one to two years comprised 22.1 per cent, of the total, while 38.8 per cent, had lived at their residences five years or more. There has, we under' stand, been much discussion by sociologists of mobility within cities, but the present figures, provide the first actual facts. Among the areas of high mobility is a strip extending north from the River to the city limits, approximately one'half mile wide, a strip extending from Kinzie to Harrison and from the River west to the city limits, and Woodlawn, which shows more than 40 per cent, of the families had lived less than a year at their January resi' dences. The Blackbelt's mobility is even higher than that. Among the areas showing low mobility are the far northwest side and the far southwest side, which have a high percent' age of home ownership and are predomi' nantly occupied by one and twcfamily houses. The new census dif fers from the Federal census of 1930 in several particulars. Among the new figures not hitherto available in any large city census are, in addition to those on family mobility, detailed data on the extent of family doubling-up, on the number of va' cancies, and on rental rates. No literacy count was made, a schedule having been substituted which gives the last grade com' pleted in school for all persons over eighteen years of age. Other figures give the age and sex distribution and the marital condition of the population, which prob ably isn't any better than it ever was. And there are sixteen maps which give a graphic summary of the characteristics of the popu lation. One of the more striking facts discovered by Mr. Newcomb and Mr. Lang after they had toiled over and totalled figures on individual areas is: The population of Chicago declined by 117,920 between April 1, 1930, the date of the Federal census, and January 9, 1934, the date of the special census. The 1930 figure was 3,376,438; the 1934 figure was 3,258,518. The shrinkage was chiefly among the non-family population and mostly among males — the number of males having declined by 79,482. If that sort of thing continues maybe next Leap Year, whenever that is, will be important after all. The enumerating required the services of 2,800 persons during the time it was at its peak. Eleven and one'half tons of cards were used to tabulate the material from three and one'half tons of questionnaire schedules. MOTORS £ 'Wonder if those new neighbors have any noisy kids?" The Automobile iow is coming up again, the week of January 26 to Feb' ruary 2 at the Coliseum, but it isn't the National Automobile Show this year, be cause there isn't any such thing any more. Instead, it's Chicago's own Automobile Show, and from what we were able to pick up about it behind the scenes out at the Becker Studios on Taylor Street where the big show is in the making, it ought to be a good hop, step and jump ahead of any of the National Shows we ever had. There, at the Studios, every day since the first of December, a crew of fifteen artists and artisans has been engaged in building the scenic effects, decorative and illuminating scheme that will be displayed before those who crowd the Coliseum during show week. Entering the Coliseum, the show-goer's eye will no longer be attracted to a maze of gaudy chandeliers. All that has been changed; the old order has been ruled out. Instead, the lighting will be thrown on the cars themselves; nor will there be any glare upon the visitor, because indirect lighting will prevail. We couldn't possibly give you an ade quate picture of what the show will be — only a visit after the doors are thrown open January, 1935 7 can do that. But certain facts have been officially released by those in charge. For instance, the color scheme throughout will be gold and black, a motif that will be car ried out in the main building, the north and south halls, and the second floor. At either end of the Coliseum will be a goddess, forty-three feet high, in whose lap will repose a full-sized jeweled motor car. Along the sides will be fourteen giants, each towering thirty-two feet in height, and each holding in his hands an integral part of an automobile — a motor, a battery, a tire, a transmission, a radiator and so on. None will be holding a blonde, we under stand. In the center of the building, placed a dozen feet or so above the floor, is to be a large jeweled car, slowly revolving and ingeniously lighted — probably the sen sation of the show. The name of each automobile exhibited, along with the mon ogram, will not only be clearly visible at each booth, but will be reproduced as well on the floor; a clever "Stop-Go" lighting effect will be used as a further means of giving prominence to the names of the various cars. For the first time, every make of motor car will be exhibited under one roof, with the following on view: Auburn, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, De Soto, Duesenberg, Dodge, Ford, Graham, Hud son, Hupmobile, LaFayette, LaSalle, Lin coln, Nash, Oldsmobile, Packard, Pierce- Arrow, Plymouth, Pontiac, Reo, Stude- baker and Terraplane. "My nicest piece is that hat of Frank Buck's!" NOTE The Rotary Clubbers are pretty sure they have something very tangible in the way of evi dence of business recovery. The directors of their Business Recovery Exposition (Hotel Sherman, January 15 to 18) report that the show will have at least one-third per cent, more exhibitors than last year. The exposition will feature exhibits of goods manufactured by Rotarians, and every sort of business and vocation from stamp and coin collecting, detective work, beverage bottling and rug importing to cough drop making and trucking will be represented. Members whose vocations are of a professional nature will illustrate their services by means of "Hall of Science" type of exhibits consisting of charts, statistics and dioramas. It'll be a big show. HI I k A f~\ D If you happen to be U / V \ \J l\ one of the American public who regard the cartoon (gag-draw' ing to the trade) as the Great American Art Form, the exhibit called the Salon of American Humorists now hanging in the Art Institute will intrigue and fatigue you — there are that many laughs. You may have seen many of the modern works in "The minute I met you, sir, I had you pegged for a heel!" print in various publications, but it's always a pleasure to come upon an old favorite again. Assembled by the College of Arts Asso ciation to benefit indigent artists, the show displays Graphic Humor from pre'Revolu' tionary days, when that war gave birth to Art in America, to the contemporary artists. We'd rather not describe the exhibit too fully or give too many names, because the purpose of this item is to send you in to look it over for yourself. And please get a catalogue so the gag'lines can make your enjoyment of the show complete. Also, if you, knowing the times, have sometimes wondered about the life of your favorite gag'artists, the biographical notes therein are interesting. We'll add this much though : the Revolu' tionary period engendered academic scur rility in the artists' treatment of subject matter, the Civil War was marked by a vituperative and caustic lampooning of the foe, and since that period a more mellow trend seems to be the keynote, until latter- day gag-artists strive for a display of wit and hope they've produced the wellknown "belly laugh." We can't help wondering if you'll laugh, as we did, at these numbers: 290, 310, 293, 255, 358, 328. At any rate, you'll have until January 20 to see the show and note our sense of humor and probably wonder how such things can be. Rx-n p \ A / Maybe you think . \y I" VV . pedestrians haven't any rights or protections when they cross streets. They have, though. Oh, yes. State and local traffic laws give pedestrians the right of way over vehicles at street in' tersections, with certain exceptions at such intersections where traffic is being regulated by traffic officers or traffic control devices. We learned this from a recent bulletin sent out by the accident prevention depart' ment of the Chicago Motor Club. And why must the pedestrian on crosswalks and 8 The Chicagoan at intersections where he has the legal right to proceed forever give way to the motorist? Ah, that, says the C. M. C., is because the drivers under such conditions are "chisel - ere." But we'll still stay on the curbstone. D f~\ I (~\ With jersies redolent of ' ^-^ '- ^-S the aroma of moth balls, and ponies a bit skittish about dashing into the sideboards, the indoor polo season opened last month. The initial South Side game competed against Mr. Heide's beef and equine show, sometimes called the Inter national Livestock Exposition, and in terms of attendence figures came off a very poor second. The sleek, ebony Aberdeen Angus steers have a greater drawing power in Chicago than even Herbert Lorber and his hard swinging team mates. The annual Livestock Show has always been well supported, but old timers who have attended the shows since infancy, al though bemoaning the passing of the old regime with its sprawling exhibition build ings and far-reaching animal scents are forced to marvel at the remarkable curiosity that the meat consuming public shows in staring at animated lamb chops and porter house steaks on the hoof. Perhaps it was a morbid form of curiosity that crowded the capacious new exhibition hall to the rafters, but whatever the reason, the turn stiles clicked from morning to night, and the Board of Directors of the Show saw their courage and judgment vindicated. These men, in the face of the times, went ahead to rebuild completely the old Dexter Pavil ion, destroyed in the Stock Yards Fire last year. Many gloomy folks prophesied finan cial ruin, and favored dropping the historic spectacle, but from the ashes of the old barns and arena has arisen a huge, modern and beautiful structure. The new plant will be a boon to persons with sensitive nostrils for its concrete floors can be steril ized easily — and even the bluebloods of the Bovine world smell bad. There was polo at the Stock Show, games in the afternoon and evening, with many of the local teams competing. The games, while interesting, were not very fast, and did not approach the standard of polo as usually played around Chicago. At the 124th Field Artillery Armory things were "The Ducky Tea Shoppe frowns on that sort of thing, Mr. Van Dry den!" different, for the class of play omitted the usual early season mediocre play, and swung almost immediately into fast polo. Cleveland led by W. D. Fergus, on early season form, looms as the logical winner of the senior division, although the newly formed Rambler Team is the dark horse of the series. The Ramblers are not a new group, but is a team made up of veteran Chicago players, Herbert Lorber, Maj. Richard Hunter, Frank Bering, with Ste vens Hammond to supply the youth to the combination. Early season choices invari ably turn sour, but Lieutenant Don Rice, in the opinion of the rail birds, is playing fast enough polo at number one for the 124th Field Artilery to play with any indoor club in the country. And that is real praise! Even Ray Waldron, the midget auto racing impresario, admits that Rice is good. I rjTr n Mr. G. E. Hodgins of the LCI I L- IN. Administration Building, A Century of Progress, found the follow ing letter under a pile of things the other week and felt we ought to know about it. He thinks maybe the boys are earnest stu- " Would you ask Mr. Byrd if I could borrow a wing collar and white tie for tonight?" dents of the Tribune s current style of spelling. Marshall, Texas August 28, 1933 Mr. General Manager and Head Man Ministration Bldg., Chicago 111. I an my friend Jo jus saw a over sea blue cap with pictur of yore great fare. Now it ant possable for us to come cause we aint in funs but as I says to Jo, Jo it wont cos but 3 cts to write an az you cant write I will do it for both of us if you furnish the paper an stamps. Any how this is to let you all know we want 2 real bad as we had them in the war but they wer not blue an had no pictur neither. If you kin sen sen &Y% and 7 or any size you hav mos of. Thanking you in be fore Yours Jim and Jo Adams Drug Co., Marshall Tex PORTERS MORNINGS l:Z7Z quire what is usually known as Opera Appreciation in ten easy lessons, with a close-up of your favorite opera stars thrown in. These are the attractions offered at Mrs. Ernest R. Graham's Inti mate Opera Mornings which she is sponsor ing for those who like opera and those who would like to like it. Mrs. Graham's idea is that more people would enjoy opera if they knew what it was all about, so she persuaded Miss Anna Fitzu and Miss Edna Kellogg, who learned their opera when they were with the Metropolitan, to tell the customers about it — to music. Every Thursday at 11:30 A. M. at the Drake or the Blackstone Miss Kellogg or Miss Fitzu gives a dramatic reading of some opera, cut to tabloid form, accompanied on January, 1935 9 "Timmie, give Mr. Ertsby your paw!" the piano by Mr. Frederick Persson, who made his operatic debut in Salome with the Chicago Grand Opera Company. Lovely Maria Jeritza charmed one audi ence with her ideas about Salome and Martinelli thrilled another group when Boris Godounow was briefed for the eager listeners. Edith Mason gave her impres sions of Der Rosen\avalier at another "Morning." Mrs. Graham, who is secretary of the Chicago Opera Company and whose en thusiasm for opera knows no bounds, con ceived this pleasant and practical way to spread opera appreciation. Paul Longone, director of the opera company, and other opera officials have clapped hands for the idea, feeling that it is a real savior of opera as an institution. And in an effort to cultivate the ears of the young, Miss Lillian I. Harris brings about thirty of her youthful charges from the Harris School to the Intimate Opera Mornings. They eat it up. PUZZLERS The other morning on State Street — it was fairly early, at least before the thunder ing shopping herd arrived — we noticed some half dozen "unfair to organized labor" pickets sauntering up and down. The picketing placards of four of them were more or less at half mast on their shoulders, and those four were earnestly, studiously engaged in the solving of the Tribune cross word puzzle for that morning. Meanwhile, because of their concentration, they were bumping into passers-by. And then, then, the four met, stopped and went into a hud dle — probably to compare progress on the puzzle, or to trade words. HOBBIES The annual Hobby Show, recently go ing on at the Hotel Sherman, turned out to be the largest and best show of the three that have been held there. Under the direction of Mr. O. C. Lightner, the entre preneur, the Hobbyists flocked from all over the world (although the majority were Illi- noisians — two hundred of them) to exhibit their avocational samples. And the public forged in to see them. The first show drew 7,500 paid admissions; last year there were 15,000; and this year the attendance jumped to 30,000. Which ought to be the same sort of indication that Washington broadcasts now and then. The grand ballroom of the Sherman was quite like an antique bazaar : antique glass ware, paintings, furniture, clocks — in fact it ran the whole antique gamut from Old English "A's". to 1935 "Z's." And there was much besides antiques. Miniature boats, old newspapers, Lincolniana, pistols, posters, stickers, mirrors, woodcarving, jewelry, coins, stamps, house plants, gems, golf tees, and match box labels. The collections of pistols and match box labels were our favorites. Mr. Lightner liked the pre-McGuffy readers best. A set of dueling pistols, made in Mons, Belgium, in 1841, with gold filigree inlay and carved and decorated ivory butts with loading and cleaning tools to match caught our eye. Probably the influence of the duck season. We did a lot of looking at Dr. Radgen's collection of match box labels, too. Fol lowers of that hobby seek only labels from the tops of penny wooden match boxes, and, seeing as how there are some ten thousand members of this cult, the wooden match industry needn't be so worried as we hear they are. According to Dr. Radgen, this hobby was started among the workers in the Swedish match factories. They saw passing through their hands the world's supply of matches, and each country, in fact each locality, had different and colorful designs for its boxes. That was about the way a great hobby was born, one that may some day take rank with stamp col lecting, which leads the field of course. There were five thousand labels in the exhibit — only one eighth of the Doctor's complete collection, and naturally the rarest. The oldest decorated cover is Eng lish, being "Walker's Friction Matches," coming at one shilling and holding the patent of King William IV. The oldest American label is Lea and Dean's, 1867; incidentally, this concern expired after its factory burned down a time later. The U.S.S.R. boys, ever canny, have not neglected to utilize the match box label medium to spread their good word around. All their designs have an airplane some where in the picture, which usually sets forth a phase of the Five Year Plan. The Latins like bull-fighters and actresses on their match boxes, and the Japanese will always buy if baseball players are pictured. We have about three hundred eighty de- "Have you seen my husband around? A little man purple with rage !" 10 The ChicagoaH signs in this country, but most of them are without pictures. Mr. Lightner displayed on his office desk a human head prepared by the Jacaibro Indians of Ecuador — one of the unluckier inhabitants of that country, no doubt — but he said he didn't collect them. C O I J S I N S Recently a detec ^-* ^-^ ^ *J 1 1 N «J tive agency had a try at selling its services to the owner of a local moving picture theatre group. "We can show you," said the agency contact man, "where you are losing some $1,200 per week through connivance be tween your cashiers and your ticket-tak ers. Sign the contract and we'll produce the evidence and expose every crooked em ployee you have in your service." "Oy," moaned the owner, "and if you make good and prove this to me look how many relatives I will have to fire!" KINGFISH From what we hear, here and there, scholarly King Levinsky, the prize fighter, had better watch his laurels. He has a rival in one Art Winch. Art Winch is one of fighter Barney Ross's managers, and can handle his Queen's British with the Kingfish or any of the local gymnasium boys. Not long ago Mr. Winch asked a lot of people, including several fight writers, for what reasons we can't guess, out to his house for a Venice dinner. "You know," Mr. Winch explained, "lotsa meat and no vedgetables like." Mr. Winch didn't enjoy himself much though; he says his teeth are insulated. We understand, however, that the cul tured Mr. Levinsky has been bitten by the literary bug: he plans to translate "Skae- speare" into English. Still, we think Mr. Winch is cutting in a bit. C^ A l\A F They ^ave a new *ame 0/\/V\L out on the near North- side — something like Old Maid. Instead of matching cards, however, the players match beggars. There are certain mendicants who ply their trade as regularly as the milkman and the newsboy up and down Rush Street, Michigan Avenue and all the side-streets, and become familiar characters to the near Northsiders who tread the same paths. If you can describe a new beggar whom no one else has seen or can't place, or if you have been taken in by some new act that no one else has bitten on — you score. At a recent Sunday evening gathering the following experience was related. A nice-looking, smiling, self-confident young man appeared at a certain lady's door, say ing very frankly, earnestly and politely: "Madam, I am trying to make an honest living selling needles. I have a packet of assorted sizes here which I sell for ten cents. I would greatly appreciate it if you would buy a packet. They're not expensive, are something you can always use, and it would help me out enormously." 'I don't care if you are a member of the Safety Commission! this car!" You can't drive Here was no long, halting, mumbling, apologetic hard-luck story such as one usual ly hears at the door, and the lady was im pressed by the young man's forthrightness. "Yes," she said, "I'll buy your needles," and went away to get the money. On returning to the door she said, "Young man, I am buying your needles simply because I like your method of salesmanship. You have a good approach. You do not apologize, hesitate, stammer, but you state simply, clearly, plainly what you want, and I'm glad to help you out." The young man tipped his hat, handed her the needles, pocketed the dime and thanked her. On opening the packet of needles, our benefactress discovered there was the whole of one single, solitary needle therein. his teeth into some part of a passer-by or maybe someone who is just standing still, you cannot be held accountable — for repair bills either for person or clothing (or mental anguish) — as long as it's your dog's first bite. But if the bitten person doesn't get away to a fast enough start, or for some reason or other is nipped a second time by your dog, you can be held for damages. It seems, you see, that every dog is al lowed one bite by law. It takes two bites to prove him vicious and his owner liable for damages. NOTE NEWS Local biting laws are all in favor of the dog and the dog'owner, we seem to have found out some' where. If your dog dashes out and sinks The other morning we came upon our milkman chuck ling over a scrap of paper. (We weren't just coming home, we were on our way out to work.) He handed it to us, said he'd found it in an empty milk bottle of one of our neighbors. It read : "Milkman : Going on vacation, so please don't leave any milk, cream or butter for ten days. I hope!" January, 1935 11 THE CASUAL CAMERA OF A. GEORGE MILLER, WANDERING WITH HIM AS IT DOES HERE AND THERE ABOUT THE TOWN, CAUGHT THE BREATH OF SPRING AND SUMMER IN THE GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY ALTHOUGH WINTER WAS ALL AROUND OUTSIDE f* • 1 * ' : !,! s<^^M • . *<*^ ^*4* Last- **' -^. * W : > '¦ f • -a. **#^v* '^^8M^: " .-»r . * . CROWDS INVADE THE BEAUTIFUL CONSERVATORY ON SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS AS WELL AS ON DAYS IN BETWEEN, ADULTS AND CHILDREN ALIKE DERIVING PLEASURE AT THE SIGHT AND SMELL OF THE HUNDREDS OF BLOOMS, FERNS AND OTHER FLORA Pilgrimage to Germany — II. Our Roving Reporter Continues His Continental Observations By Milton S. Mayer VENCE, ALPES MARITIMES, FRANCE. — It always pains your peripatetic correspondent to dwell on this matter in a journal dedicated to the brighter and the lighter things of life, but the brighter and the lighter things of life are in the shadows here in Europe just now. The whole of the worruld, as Sean O'Casey's old reprobate puts it, is in a state of chassis. There are still tourists, some; but how few you will find out only by dis covering that the Swiss government has for bidden the erection of new hotels until 1936, or that Germany grants tourists a sixty per cent, reduction in railroad fares, or that prices on the French Riviera are lower than they are anywhere else on the continent. The combined effect of the de preciation ofEnglish and American cur- rengy^afictThe state of terror in Germany ^Brought last summer's tourist traffic to a new low. No official figures are obtain able, except such palpably fictitious ones as Herr Streicher's "sixty per cent, increase in tourists to Nuremberg." The assassination of Alexander and Barthou and the stiffening situation over the Saar plebiscite in Janu ary have ruined the prospects for an in crease in winter holidayers. Everyone talks politics all the time in the few free countries remaining in Europe — Scandinavia, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and France. The newspapers and the magazines have almost nothing else. Every where else in Europe, everyone thinks poli tics and no one talks anything. The despot ism in Germany has some aspects all its own, but it has its counterparts — and worse. No Italian may mention the name "Mus solini," not even in praise. It is enough that every Italian finds out from the gov ernment press who Mussolini is and what he does; the government takes the view that nothing further need be said, and the prus- sianized Italian police enforce the govern ment's view with an effervescent attendance to duty. In Vienna, the Austrian govern ment denies Mr. Wells' assertion that there are 700 former Socialists in concentration camps, protesting that there are only 300 former Socialists and 175 Communists so detained, and, further, that the former So cialist Burgomeister Seitz is not in prison but in a clinic, where he has to pay the salaries of the police who guard him. In Moscow, the Soviet government announces the first application of the new treason de cree, under which all the near relatives of a deserting sailor are ordered arrested and banished to "remote regions of Siberia"; in addition, of course, the deserter is ordered shot if he is captured. In Spain, a critical journalist is killed by officials acting, it is to be understood, in self defense. These items all appear in the English newspapers in the course of one week. Something may be said, very possibly, for the killing of critical journalists, in and out of Spain, but the piling up of these primi tive acts under fascism, sovietism and Hit- lerism cannot help disturbing the amateur academic tranquillity of a liberal fresh from America. On the surface in these coun tries the medieval — and older — beauties are unchanged. The little streets of Nuremberg are intact, except for delicately lettered plac ards addressed to the Jews. The Italian lakes are no less iridescent under the mov ing shadows on the Alps. The sun is still like white wine in Granada. But except for the peasants and the cattle, and the lit erate population of Germany trustfully ac cepting its transformation into a peasantry, the life of the freeborn citizens is being steadily circumscribed. Your inquiring, and sometimes impudent, reporter has been chewing the fat with all kinds of people in all kinds of places over here. There is a unity of feeling among thinking men, old style and new style, that he didn't suspect existed in this jig-saw puzzle of a map. With almost no qualification it can be said that there is no hope among any of these men for something better — especially in Germany. The London Times, whence all wisdom cometh, catches all this in a few thunderous lines: "It seems as if the present age had found a form of tyranny more difficult to tackle than any that has gone before. The old tyranny was simple by comparison. There was very little pretence that the tyrant ruled his people for their good. He ruled for his own, and the protection of his peo ple from other creatures of prey was merely the condition on which he might prey on them himself .... [But] the modern form of tyranny has all the ruthless violence of the old style of tyrant and many more of fences on which to wreak it. Even race, even thoughts, even passive endurance can be made the occasion of such punishment as the old tyrants kept for active opposi tion or for patent crime. And at the same time it imposes itself as the very will of the people whom it oppresses. It twists to its own service all the sentiments of patriotism, loyalty and devotion. To oppose it even in thought is to be a traitor to the native land, an enemy of the national good. It combines the tyranny of the despot with the tyranny of the majority. And not content with this double hold, it has discovered its own methods of either destroying or perverting that religious authority which, often in it self a weapon of tyranny, has often been opposed to and therefore a relief from the tyranny of the secular arm. On body, mind and soul it sets its grip." The honest friends of the philosophies which have set their grip on most of the nations of continental Europe protest that the innumerable ex cesses of authority that are discovered or rumored are simply growing pains, and they point to the persecutions to which democ racy set its seal in its early stages. This argument is impossible to controvert, except in the preponderance of articulate human horror at the tactics of the "new" system. The terror is diminished only specifically in Russia, as the item quoted above indicates, and Russia is the oldest of the "new" sys' terns. But Soviet Russia has been a'grow' ing only fifteen years, and perhaps in an' other fifteen years such wonders will have come to all these people as were never be' fore found short of the sky, where it is said there'll be pie bye and bye. And perhaps not. At any rate, a couple of months' study of Europe, while it has not made a Col. McCormick of your correspondent, has given him a better understanding of how Col. McCormicks get to be Col. McCor' micks, and it is not as strange to me as it once was that the holders of gold notes get jittery when a General Johnson, however benevolent the particular General Johnson may be, starts cracking his horsewhip in the name of the bono publico. Once freedom of opinion has been burned in front of the university, next to anything can be com mitted in the name of the bono publico, as the philosopher has pointed out. And, as the historian has added, there are two hundred definitions of liberty. The one fact that must confound the secret hearts of all the Col. McCormicks and the Senator Schalls and the Dr. Wirts is that however dili gently, and sometimes ignominiously, they have looked for restriction of freedom of opinion in the United States they have found none of it. The burning of the books has been the first move of every despot; un til the people have turned in their brains at headquarters and the country has become an air-tight compartment, dictatorship can not begin its mission of constructing facts and reconstructing history. The almost absolute power of the pres ent revolutionary regime in Germany is clear after a month spent there, and there is no mistaking its source. The ancient axiom that "a German must either command or obey" explains it. In the command line up are perhaps five per cent, of all the Ger mans, and, as in (Continued on page 40) January, 1935 13 Eat Your Supper, Bruno A Short Story About a Man and a Dog By Upton Terrell I READ a funny story in the paper to day, Bruno. Yes, indeed, a funny story. It was supposed to be a scientific story. But you don't know what scientific means. It doesn't matter. Eat your supper and I'll tell you about the story. It was about dogs. Here, I'll put your plate up on the table. You get up on the chair and eat off the table. Sit right up here next to me. That's the boy. Only don't sniff at your meat. I fried it in good butter. It's just the same as mine. Listen, Bruno, please don't sniff at it that way. Are you telling me I'm not a cook? My boy, if J can eat it, you can. I want to tell you about this dog story. First I'll have a little drink. Too bad you don't drink. I'm really getting to like high' balls with my dinner. I'm really getting to like them at any time. I'll tell you a secret. I had a highball at nine o'clock this morning. Would you believe that? At nine o'clock in the morning. It made me shiver then, but it seems all right now. I think they smelled it at the office. Miss Carson looked at me in a queer way. What do we care, eh? What the hell do we care? Go on and eat, Bruno. Don't keep look ing around. What are you looking for? Have I forgotten something? You've got meat and potatoes and gravy. What more do you want? Tell me, are you em barrassed because you're sitting at the table with me? You needn't be, because this story I read said it was all right. It said dogs were cleaner than men. I know it's hard to believe. Nothing personal, old man. It's a new idea, that's all. If you under stood what science meant, then you'd get what I mean. Go on, eat. See, like this. It's good. It's only a little too done. Maybe you'd like a drink. Here, smell mine. I'll give you a glass, if you like. The story said it was all right. It said it was all right for dogs to drink from the same vessels as hu man beings. That doesn't mean a steam vessel. Or a sailing vessel, either. It means a cup or a pan or a plate. They're vessels, too. Listen, my boy, if you don't eat I'll have to put you out in the kitchen. You're an unappreciative guest. I let you sit at the table just as if you were a human being, and you only look around, as if you didn't care about eating with me. Look, look at the plate. Eat right out of it. See, take a bite like I do. Do you know that's one of our best dinner plates? I mean, yours and mine. Those plates cost a dollar a piece. I don't know what we'll do with them when we move. Did I tell you we were going to move? Well, we are. Just as soon as I can get things ready. I haven't felt much like packing up. Look at me, Bruno. Stop looking at the door. I want to tell you about moving. We're going to live in a hotel. Way up high. You'll be able to see all over the city. Don't you think that's a good idea? This place is too big for us. We don't need six rooms. No. Let's have a drink to moving, eh? I'll drink for you. Here, you can smell it, anyway. If you want to drink out of a glass, it's all right. You're big and healthy. The story said it was all right. Look here at me. The story said there were only three or four rare diseases I could get from you. Scientists said that. If you only knew what a scientist is, I could ex' plain better. They're on your side. One scientist said he would rather have a dog like you eat out of his vessels than a human being. Maybe I should call them utensils. Maybe you would understand better. Look here, are you going to eat? Will you stop hanging your head? Here I've let you sit right up to the table with me, and eat out of one of our best plates, and you won't even look at me. What are you look' ing at the door for? You're disrespectful. You act like I've been beating you. I never hit you, did I? Even when you were a puppy and spoiled all the rugs, I never hit you. What are you listening for? That's only some one going in next door. Those people next door wouldn't treat you as nice as I do. They knock that little feist of theirs around. They wouldn't let you sit at the table. I'll bet they never even read the story. Listen to me, it may be a scientific story, but I'm sure you can understand it, if you try. It's really funny. Look, I'll demonstrate for you. See, now I fix this drink for myself. I drink half of it. Then I offer the other half to you. But you mustn't drink it. No, you mustn't drink it. You'd be endangering your life. Do you get the point? It's all right for a man to drink after a dog, but it isn't safe for a dog to drink after a man. Don't you think that's strange? It certainly puts a man where he belongs. Oh, Bruno, you don't have to eat if you don't want it. I understand how you feel. I'm not so hungry myself. But listen, Bruno, she isn't coming back. Do you un derstand that? She isn't coming back. 14 The Chicagoan Street of the Lei Sellers — by the Author Beach Combings from Hawaii A Sheaf of Notes on the Magic Islands By Robert Lee Eskridge SHIMMERING blue shapes resting on the horizon — the Hawaiian Islands. Oahu, where Honolulu, the capital, is located, is the largest island, the home of great active volcanoes; Maui and Kaui are famous for their sugar cane and pine apples; and Niihau, privately owned, is an island of mystery as the aloof Robinson family who own it rarely invite visitors. The approach to Honolulu is guarded by Diamond Head, the Gibraltar of the Pacific. Honolulu! The Royal Hawaiian Band greets you with The Song of the Islands and speeds you to the haunting refrains of Aloha Oe. Diving boys stab the deep blue water with amber flesh — searching for coins. Perfumes! Heady heavy sweet odours from the lei sellers' garlands which you glimpse as you pass. Long feathery necklaces of pink carnations, the magnolia scented plumeria, the slender, aristocratic orange ilima (once reserved only for roy alty), strands of fragile crown flowers each blossom a miniature coronet, and the loveli est of all, the rarest, most fragrant — the pi\a\i lei. Just a whiff of this feminine, subtly languorous jasmine scented flower and you will always be a willing prisoner to the islands' charm. Blinking, intoxicated, However, the soft air, the sound of you pass into the bright streets only to find Oriental tongues and the freshness of a lines of cars, taxis, trucks — mostly chauf- Pacific morning make you charitable to the feured by Japanese. hectic modernism (Continued on page 36) Beach Boys at Work and Play January, 1935 15 '--«-. ) f ::..¦ J::' Ji:\ ?>-::-y-^- • --. ;•* DIXIB FLYER ROUTE ILLINOIS CENTRAL Cllortda — HOME OF AIR PLANTS, ALLIGATORS AND AVOCADOS; POINSETTIAS, PINEAPPLES AND PONCE DE LEON; GRAPE- FRUIT, GUAVAS, AND GOOSEBERRIES; EVERYTHING FROM ORANGES TO FLAMINGOS; WHERE IT IS ALWAYS JUNE, AND WHERE THE NORTHERNER WONDERS WHERE HE'S BEEN ALL THIS TIME AND WHY A PANORAMA OF SKYSCRAPERED DOWN-TOWN MIAMI AND BEAUTI FUL BISCAYNE BAY, AS SEEN FROM THE AIR WATER TRANS PORTATION IN AND AROUND MIAMI IS ONE OF THE MANY NOVEL DELIGHTS THAT GREET TOURISTS ILLINOIS CENTRAL TEA TIME, AND THE THF. DANSANT, AT THE FASHIONABLE SURF CLUB. MIAMI, FLORIDA, IS A DAILY HIGHLIGHT 16 The Chicagoan PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD FLORIDA SOLVES TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS, AS ABOVE, WHERE ONE MAY DOCK AT THE TAMPA BAY HOTEL GROUNDS DIXIE FLYER ROUTE TAMPA'S CLEAN BROAD STREETS STRETCHING AWAY UNDER PALM TREES ARE A RARE TREAT TO NORTHERN MOTORISTS Notes for the Winter Traveler Tips That Those Southward Bound Should Heed By Carl J. Ross ONE need not be a prophet to forecast an extraordinary number of travelers heading southward this winter as the railroads, steamship lines, and other transportation services are already finding the demand two to three times better than in a so-called normal year. It may be that the unusual severity of Chicago's December weather has had quite a bit to do with general migration from here, but it has attained such proportions that nothing short of the improbable arrival of spring by the fifteenth of this month could possibly become a detracting factor. If you are considering a trip this season, some observations on the current state of affairs in travel may prove interesting whether you are an old hand or a neophyte in the art of following the sun southward. Not many years ago only the fortunate few were able to contemplate a Florida sojourn while the hometown was swathed in a dingy covering of snow, slush, and ice, but times have changed and we now find people of all classes enjoying a brief respite from cold weather even though their vacation covers a period of only two weeks or less. Florida, with its ideal tropical winter climate differing from any other state, offers all the attractions of the islands in the Caribbean with the added advantage of being close to home. Accessibility is a most important factor to the winter traveler of limited time or means, and as an encouragement to the latter, the railroads are provid ing short limit round trip transportation at attractively low figures on luxurious trains some of which formerly required extra fares. Hotels are available at reasonable rates with com fortable, if not ultra-fashionable accommodation, at prices that fit the modest budget. With the combination of low transporta tion and hotel costs, a thoroughly satisfying Florida trip is possible, well under a hundred dollars. However, the development of economical travel to Florida has not in any sense lessened the appeal of the smart, world- famous hostelries that cater exclusively to those desiring the last word in luxurious living. On the contrary, many of them have found it necessary to open weeks in advance of the customary date and reservations are being received in an unending stream. Some of these hotels are already filled to capacity for January, and February accommodation is becoming more and more scarce. There is definitely a "boom" for Florida this year, far more so than at any time in the past, and if you have been taking your hotel reservations for granted, it would be well to check up before many more days pass. Another winter spa, Mexico City, is also in the throes of a tourist invasion. Being somewhat limited in strictly first class hotels, it needs but a slightly abnormal influx of visitors to tax its facilities to the utmost. Several new estab lishments are in the process of construction to be ready later in the year, but even when they are completed good accommoda tion will be at a premium. Because of the widespread interest in Mexico aided by a favorable exchange of currency, there is no question that travel to our neighboring country south of the Rio Grande will steadily increase and that hotel reservation will be the vital concern of the visitor. The growing demand for trips to Mexico has also filled the steamers from New York and New Orleans to Vera Cruz, the port of Mexico. Waiting lists for passage on these boats are no exception to the rule although rail and air services rank high in popularity. Honolulu and Bermuda are both supplied with all facilities required to care for visitors on their island paradise, but it is inevitable that the best hotels will be at capacity. One would be entirely safe in saying that every winter resort in or near the United States will experience unusual popularity this sea son and it follows that the better stopping places will have an extraordinary number of guests to accommodate. In addition to the depreciated buying power of the American Dollar in foreign countries, there is a decided increase in interest shown in domestic travel — a combination which makes this season different from any other as far as accommodation is concerned. Cruises are also at a new high in popu larity. More sailings are listed than ever before covering a diversification of routes that leaves little to be desired. Several special 'Round the World Cruises are leaving this month with very satisfactory lists while the Mediterranean Cruises are close to the "sell-out" point. Cancellation of special sailings because of poor support is becoming more (Continued on page 35) January, 1935 17 DON WALLACE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE CHICAGO GRAND OPERA COM PANY. FOR YEARS WITH THE METROPOLITAN OPERA OF NEW YORK AND AT RAVINIA. KNOWS ALL THE ITALIAN REPERTOIRE AND NEVER USES A SCORE. SIXTY OR MORE OPERAS, WORDS AND MUSIC, TUCKED AWAY IN HIS HEAD AND WITH A MEMORY THAT NEVER FAILS. LIVES IN THE THEATRE AND QUITS BUT ONCE A DAY— TO EAT. SLIGHT AND WITH NO WASTE IN HIM, BUT COMPOUNDED SOLELY OF BRAIN AND BRAWN. A GREAT CONDUCTOR. A Review of the Opera Season It Was Grand While It Lasted By Karl eton Hackett THERE were highlights during the season of the Chicago Opera Com pany, enough of them to justify the existence of the organisation with all that means of labor and expense. Tristan und Isolde with Frederick Stock conducting and Lauritz Melchior as Tristan was the most brilliant; a great artist in com mand in the orchestra pit and on the stage a tenor who could sing. Incidentally this performance satisfied one of Mr. Stock's most intense desires, since for all the years of his life he has wished to conduct Tristan und Isolde. By a lifetime of study of the score and the conducting of numberless ex cerpts he had been preparing and when the time came he was ready. Superbly done and brought out a great ovation. Melchior had the heroic presence and the voice; the only one since Jean de Reszke. His command over his voice was remark able, not quite in accord with academic standards but evidently exactly right for him. He sang that most difficult of all music for tenor in the second act with poetic feeling, beauty of tone and in tune. That sums it up; a great performance. Maria Olszewska was welcomed back for her striking and individual portrayal of Brangaene; she, also, can really sing that "warning" from the tower. Julius Huehn and Chase Baromeo were both excellent. The rest of the caste carried on well. A great performance. Ezio Pinza brought Mozart's Don Gio' vanni to life again; the masterpieces still exist — when you can find the artists to sing them. Pinza had it all, the presence, the figure, the acting power and the voice; the last essential — since Mozart must be sung. Vergilio Lazzari was also welcomed back for his delightful performance of Lepo* rello; mellow as old wine. Charles Hackett sang excellently and won a great ovation. Malatesta made an amusing Masetto. Edith Mason sang the music of Zerlina beautifully; true Mozart singing. She has been in her finest voice this year and on several occasions has proved that the art of bel canto still exists. Certain parts in Traviata and in Martha she sang as well as they can be sung. A real singer. Salome, the contro versial, was given again with Mme. Jeritsa and demonstrated that its controversial character is permanent and not merely a hang-over from Mid-Victorian standards. In some respects a great artwork but highly unpleasant; too unpleasant for a regular place in our repertoire. Mme. Jeritza's performance was uneven. Some things she sang, or declaimed, with great power and musical intelligence, while other things were not so good. The production, the stage settings, cos tumes and lighting by Nicholas RemisofF, was very fine. Frederick Jagel gave a re markable performance as Herod. Mme. Sharnova was excellent as Herodias. Isaac Van Grove conducted with authority and poetic conception. He has been a tower of strength to the company throughout the season. Mmes. Elizabeth Rethberg and Lotte Lehmann gave beautiful performances in Lohengrin and Tannhaeuser. Hilda Burke has a word of special praise. Mario Cham- lee made a surprisingly good Lohengrin; had not been pictured in such a role. Giuseppe Bentonelli has gone on making good. Coe Glade was a vivid Carmen. Myron Duncan established himself as a most promising tenor. Mme. LaMance has done well. One of the greatest individual successes was John Charles Thomas in Traviata; voice, figure, bearing, everything. Henry Weber, by courtesy of the WGN broadcasting station, added his brilliant conducting gifts with great effect. Papi, as ever, in general command; a most valuable conductor and generalissimo. The novelties of the season were brought out by the ballet under the direction of Ruth Page; the world premiere of Hear ye! Hear ye! by Aaron Copeland and the world premiere as a ballet of Gold Standard by Jacques Ibert; scenario for both by Ruth Page and Nicholas RemisofF with Rudolph Ganz conducting. Hear Tel Hear Ye/ had clever ideas both on the stage and in the orchestra pit but will re quire some readjustment if these ideas are to be made fully effective. Ruth Page danced with grace and Mr. Ganz did a fine job with the orchestra. Tricky music but he had mastered it. Gold Standard was delightful; cleverly mimed to fetching theatre music. An immediate success. Frederick Stock is not to be deterred from his good work in giving us novelties and during the past month brought out two "first performances in America" as well as several "first per formances in Chicago." Well out here in our far land we like to know what is going .on in the rest of the world — if there is comfort to be drawn from the realization that not much is doing. Think of a man in these days with his thirteenth symphony to his credit — or is it debit? Miaskowsky has had the courage. Was it the fatal number, thirteen, or is Miaskowsky writing too much and too fast? This was a small one, rather a symphonietta than a full-fledged offering and seemingly the inspirational font had pretty nearly run dry. The intensity of his query of this new and strange world as to what it is all about, that has given his previous work such striking force, was not to be sensed in this last. Merely dull and heavy. S\etches of The City by Read had gen uine quality. Gardner Read, born in Evanston, has barely reached man's estate and though growing up during these hectic days of flaming youth has somehow re tained a becoming modesty. Honest music, in the modern idiom yet without flamboy ance. Music that he heard in his inner ear and set down simply yet with force. Has something in him. And did Strawinsky give everybody a surprise with his first symphony! If you had not had the program right before your eyes you never would have believed it. An early work, of course, finished in 1907 when he was twenty-five and some of the serious-minded were a bit irritated that Mr. Stock should waste their time with "imma ture student work"; — but would it not have been a great thing if Strawinsky had got out of hand and run around biting other students? Melodious, graceful and even charming with no Strawinsky about it — and just two years later he produced the "Fire-bird"! The Trapp concerto for pianoforte was given its first American performance with Mae Doelling Schmidt playing the solo part. Real stuff in this music despite a cer tain forbidding quality. The slow move ment was lovely and the finale had genuine power. Brilliantly played by Mme. Doel ling Schmidt. The Women's Sym phony Orchestra goes on its way under the competent direction of Mme. Ebba Sund- strom. A careful performance of the Brahms Third, in fact a bit restrained in the desire not to overstep the bounds. Leola Turner sang well an aria from Mozart's Cost fan Tutti. Grace Moore, of the famous film, sang in recital and showed more voice than ex pected. Rich and full in the middle with almost a mezzo timbre and sang with style. Nino Martini, the radio favorite, proved in his recital that he can also sing in the flesh. Fine voice and good style; will make his way. Max Reinhardt's production of A Mid- summer ~Night's Dream was a brilliant spectacle with lovely dancing, pageantry and music; Shakespeare quite a perceptible distance in the rear. January, 1935 19 Santa Claus Presents A Few Packages for the Playgoers Stocking By William C , Boyden T" THINGS look better on the Rialto. I No longer is the theatre "an old -*- shrine forgotten in a forest of new trees." In fact, the shrine at which play goers were wont to worship has been con siderably shined up. The holiday season finds five legitimate productions functioning in the L op. As Thousands Cheer, laid off for C iristmas week, opens its last two weeks thereafter; Romance continues at the Blackstone; Ah, Wilderness follows through at the Erlanger. Christmas Eve the critics are faced with conflicting open ings at the Harris and Selwyn. Romance at the former when Dennis King opens in Petticoat Fever; realism at the latter when the Theatre Union unfolds Stevedore. There are stirrings on the outskirts. The Show Boat continues, rather amazingly, with Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl; the Uptown Players improve professionally; the Chicago Comic Opera Company is offering Gilbert and Sullivan at the Good man; the Globe Theatre Players are doing the cinema palaces; the Abbey Players impend. All this results in two-and-a-half columns of theatre advertising in the Sun day newspaper which lies on my desk. It may be recalled that one of these last dreadful years was heralded as promising "to reward fighters." Maybe 1935 will re ward producers. Let's hope so. In spite of their sins, the poor devils deserve a break. bo much ink was spilled over Gertrude Stein during her re cent visit that one hesitates to add even a jot. But there is a possible analogy between Miss Stein's Autobiography of Alice B. To\las and Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilder ness. Both appear to have been written to prove to the authors' respective publics that the unique qualities of their works are delib erate and that they are perfectly competent to do the conventional thing. Take O'Neill's name off Ah, Wilderness, cast the play with Tommy Ross in the lead, pro duce it at the Cort, and what have you? Another domestic comedy, rather better than the average, pleasantly nostalgic in its depiction of American life twenty-eight years ago. But still a domestic comedy. O'Neill has proved that he can cope easily with this form of dramaturgy. He may surprise us next with a mystery melodrama. The leading role in Ah, Wilderness is a small town newspaper publisher of the year 1906. When offered to George Cohan, the part must have given that grand actor some pause. Should he play straight, discarding all the Cohanisms which have become such an integral part of his every performance? You know, the waggled forefinger, the wink, the stare, the tweaking of the ear. Or should he give the public what they have come to expect of him? Or should he try to combine himself and the character of Nat Miller? The problem could not have been an easy one to solve. The mannerisms of Cohan are Broadwayesque in essence. They do not fit very snugly into the home spun quality of Nat -Miller. The choice made is apparently the latter compromise. As a result, appreciation of Mr. Cohan depends on whether one can swallow the moments in the characterization when Nat Miller is lost in the pleasant eccentricities of the actor. Personally, I found the per formance uneven. When Cohan is playing straight, he is as honest as apple pie. When he is unlimbering his ingratiating stage tricks, I cannot forget Little Johnnie Jones. I happened to see Will Rogers do the same part in the West Coast Company. George Cohan has forgotten more about acting than Will Rogers will ever know. But for consistently authentic characteriza tion, the just-folks-quality of Rogers re sults in the more believable Nat Miller. Take a single episode. Richard, the adoles cent son, in a burst of sentiment, kisses his father. Will Rogers in his familiar bash ful manner surreptitiously wiped a tear from his eye; George Cohan bursts out cry ing, almost bawling. Both interpretations of the situation were effective. But Rogers' handling of the moment was to me less stagey. Conversely, the present company has an actor who is miles ahead of his counterpart in the Coast company. I refer to Elisha Cook, Jr., who essays the role of the moon calf son. Adolescent boys on the stage are likely to be painful. Even the lamented Gregory Kelly used to make them slightly fantastic. Not so Mr. Cook, who does a superb job as the lad who has discovered Oscar Wilde and Swinburne. Other com petent people support Mr. Cohan, includ ing the perennial Joseph Allen, now getting drunk instead of inquiring "What's all the shootin' fur?" Playgoers, Inc., is making definite strides towards the title of the White Hope of the Chicago Theatre. Bringing in Leontovich was a shrewd move, well calculated to stimulate interest in the organization and in the theatre generally. There is quality in the vibrant little Rus sian. She has ennobled and enlivened every role in which she, has appeared in Chicago. It seemed a natural to cast her as Cavallini in Romance, the Edward Sheldon play of fragrant memory. It has already been related how Miss Leontovich as a child in Russia yearned to play the role. The whole set-up was propitious; the opening night audience was properly varied and on time; a smash hit seemed indicated. And it might have been, if the play had stood up. Unfortunately Romance failed to cast off the mildew of the years. It dated like a 1910 Winton. The bitter sweet poignancy of the love between the young rector and the opera singer faded out in the welter of stilted phrases. Lines which should have wrung the heart were greeted on the opening night by titters. These days people probably think that a young ecclesiastical would be getting a big break to espouse one of Gatti-Cazzaza's song-birds. But whatever the reason, Ro' mance is apparently not a play likely to be' come a permanent part of the dramatic literature of the ages. Leontovich is not so luxuriant a per sonality as Doris Keane. But it would be my guess that she is a far better actress. Her portrayal of Cavallini is at once hu- morous, vivacious, passionate. On the opening night her transitions from comedy to tragedy were occasionally blurred. This may have been caused by a too close atten tion to the antics of her monkey, since eliminated from the cast. Our dance critic, Professor Mark Turbyfill, is now proving his right to his position by appearing in the Opera Ballet. It being obviously inappro priate that he should comment on his own performance, this column is going to poach on his preserves with a few remarks. Ruth Page's Ballet has been received by what appears to be critical confusion. This is perhaps natural. Dancing, especially modern dancing, is definitely esoteric. Our music critics, drafted for the chore, are not necessarily dance critics. There is, how ever, one readily understandable phase of the matter which has not had sufficient comment. I mean Miss Page's rather re markable achievement in getting up this Ballet under present conditions. The pro duction is essentially American; might even be said to be Chicagoan. Ruth Page her self did the choregraphy and directed the dancers; costumes and scenes were by Nicholas RemisofF. Press comment has compared this Ballet with the Ballet Russe. Such a comparison seems unfair. The Ballet Russe has been in existence over twenty years. Its offer ings, dancers, musicians, choregraphers, de- corists, are practically without exception European. Miss Page, on the contrary, has used the limited American material at her command. She deserves a hand. 20 The Chicagoan Gna 771 iifiSOfl BROADWAY AND HOLLYWOOD HAVE BEEN MORE BLESSED THAN CHICAGO BY THE PRESENCE OF THIS PIQUANT ACTRESS AND SINGER. SHE HAS NOT BEEN HERE SINCE "NO, NO, NANNETTE." THE TOWN IS FORTUNATE IN HAVING HER WITH US AGAIN AS LEADING LADY FOR DENNIS KING IN "PETTICOAT FEVER," OPENING AT THE HARRIS ON CHRISTMAS EVE. IN THE PLAY SHE BRINGS ROMANCE TO MR. KING, CAST AS A LONELY RADIO OPERATOR IN LABRADOR. for the cabin on a deck or the one tn the cotton Cruise clothes this year are as gay and colorful as a Gauguin painting with prints of fruits and flowers contrasting with black and white. EJqually as good are solid colors if they are sparkling and bright. White is as popular as ever and is usually accented with black or a color. For formal occasions (1) a tunic printed with Tahitiah fruits and flowers on a black background is worn over a black crepe skirt. To go with it there is a grand jacket of the same print made with kimona sleeves; Carson Pirie Scott & Co. A spectator sports costume (2) consisting of a coat of natural colored cotton stitched in brown, worn over a pink crepe dress with brown scotties on the pocket, is appropriate at many times. The hat is white toyo straw; Charles, A. Stevens. On warm evenings wear a swirling gown (3) of two toned blue chiffon, trimmed with a ribbon girdle in raspberry and dusty pink and flowers of the same colors; Powell. As practical as it is charming (4) a dress of white pique with belt and buttons of gold and a gold handkerchief in one of the clever pockets. The back (4a) is low cut and very dashing; Stanley Korshak. For active sports (5) culottes are newer than shorts. These are of natural colored linen with a bright striped scarf and sash for accents; Mandel Brothers. A tailored evening gown (6) of gold crepe in a new cereal weave with a wide gold belt is worn under a coat of the same material in tomato red; N. A. Hanna. On many occasions a white silk sport dress is indispensable (7). This one is of chalk crepe with a green binding at the edge of the collar of the jacket. Green buttons adorn the pockets. The hat is white felt with a new tucked crown; Marshall Field & Co. The silk print 22 The Chicagoan suit (8) is gay with flowers on a red background and a large boutonniere. Plaits in the back of the jacket are very new. Note the off-the-face hat trimmed with flowers; Martha Weathered. If your cruise includes the Isle of Bali and other romantic spots the new southern wear will find the proper setting. Many of them show a marked native influence in color and cut. Wear them and try to keep from going native. A cleverly cut jacket (9) hides the tangerine halter neck blouse worn with this white linen suit. The skirt wraps around; Stanley Korshak. For beach wear (10) trousers have acquired a new length. Worn with a matching shirt of linen crash in a warm tile with a dark blue leather belt and monogram on the pocket; Martha Weathered. A gown that is ultra-femi nine without being too sweet (11) com bines net and silk in an unusual fashion. The collar and top of the cape are black net while the lower half of the cape and the dress are of black crepe printed with gay flowers; Jacques. For more active occasions (12) a blue velveteen jacket is worn over a tailored sport dress. Of soft pink in a cereal weave it is accented with a scarf to match the jacket. The hat is pink felt; Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Another smart sport dress (13) of white pebbly crepe and a satin print scarf of blue and white which is revealed by the clever chain fastenings of blue. The hat is white toyo; Powell. A brown and white jacket (14) of corded silk over a white dress of the same material is at tractively belted with a brown and white wool cord which also ties the unusual collar. The hat is white panama trimmed with brown leather; Mandel Brothers. A cart-wheel collar (15) finishes the cape of this suit of mat sheer in the new blue gray. The cape is belted and bloused in back and edged in front with blue fox. The simple dress (15a) with high neck line and bell sleeves is perfect for cock tails; N. A. Hanna. For swimming and sunning (16) baby pants and brassiere top of coral wool are just the thing. The wrap around skirt is blue linen with flecks of white. Cork and white rep make comfortable and decorative san dals; Marshall Field & Co. January, 1935 This Being a Tearer-Downer Which Is Easier Than Being a Builder-Upper By Kenneth D. Fry V\LL this athletic endeavor has become /-% exceedingly tiresome to this weary **- ¦*¦ correspondent as these aching bones shuffle this disgruntled body into 1935 — Heaven help us. Remembering a scathing letter which I received from a gentleman with an "ski" at the end of his polysyl labic name in which he consigned me and my associates to dark and evil places, wind' ing up with the cryptic clincher, "Who the hell cares what Fry thinks about anything?" I face another year — good Heavens, how they pile up — a bit tired of the super' charger touch which the enlightened scribes of our daily journals lent to their master' pieces of prose. Working on the obvious theory that it is much easier to tear down than to build up — thus staying with the mob — this ornery correspondent sets about making his first resolution for a New Year since he vowed to study hard and live a clean life when he was a sophomore in college. So long as the gentlemen who see fit to call me every month and ask just how late my copy's go' ing to be this time continue to tolerate this corner's effluvia, this corner will leave cactus in the chairs and hope casual vis' itors sit thereon. Let that be a lesson to you. There's absolutely no sense to making resolutions for other people, but 1935 could be very pleasant. If, for instance, the Na' tional Hockey League championship were decided on the level. I am not inferring that the race is crooked cr that premedita tion figures in the scheme of hockey. But some sensible minded folk — i f there are any — might do something about that ridiculous playoff, in which a third plice team is able to win a championship. After all, there seems to be some justice in the old theory that the team which wins the most games is the best team. But perhaps that harks back to the days of acetylene lamps and button shoes. And before the ice melts on these finger tips, we might just as well get into basket' ball. Of course, in college circles — and there is no other basketball — the best team invariably wins the most games and, strangely enough, is therefore champion. Having watched the game since the days of the old gym at La Grange, when players crashed into benches, and the annoying and ancient cheese box court at Hinsdale, where no foreign team could win, the process by which the cage business has changed from a furious and sustained contest of endur ance and skill into a battle to see if the referee's wind and whistle blowing profi' ciency can last till the final gun, this ob' server has become quite disgusted with the present state of affairs. As long as Phog Allen and his western playmates are experimenting with the game, this department humbly suggests that they build a cage just the size of a basketball court. Give the officials some 'phone num' bers and send them packing. Turn ten players loose in the cage, blow a whistle and let them go to it. At the end of an hour fire a gun, add up the score and go out for a drink to settle your nerves. Baseball in 1935. Well, baseball doesn't need much help. Excepting for a certain lack of farsighted' ness on the part of the moguls who run the game, baseball is better regulated than any sport, fairer and squarer than any, too. There seems to be a movement, a frantic sort of movement, to see that Babe Ruth remains in the game. He gave baseball so much, you know. However, from what I remember of certain salary figures which trailed the Babe's name each spring, it strikes me that perhaps baseball gave Ruth something; too. I doubt if he could have made as much money, say, teaching physics at Columbia. So why not call it a day? In a short spell the teams will be moving southward for their annual junket. I be' lieve it is called the training season, for some obscure and probably unimportant reason. Suffice it to say no one believes that any more. It is merely a cut and dried build'up campaign to work box scores and sprained ankles into the sports pages as publicity for the regular season. And fair enough. Baseball's cheap enough amuse' ment and provides tavern inmates with topics for conversation so there won't be many embarrassing silences. It also makes money for a few gentlemen. Perhaps it is too much to expect and hope that 1935 will bring about a change in the mental condi' tion of the people who run our tennis af' fairs. Perhaps by the time it's necessary to send a team overseas to dabble around in Davis Cup matters there won't be enough amateurs to make any difference. With Lott turning professional it's a cinch we won't even win the doubles. Maybe we'd have better luck if we simply picked the four ranking players, sent them over alone, and left them alone to do what they could about the situation. Without interference they might do all right, at that. Certainly no worse. Anyhow think of all the dough the U. S. L. T. A. saves in not having to buy silver polish for the Cup. The Holy Grail of tennis is certainly elusive. Golf seems to run its well'ordered course, principally because it's the biggest game for the masses. The big tournaments are spec tacular affairs, of course, but those twenty foot putts that you and I would have sunk excepting for that blundering caddy are still more important than who the hell wins the open. As long as that state of affairs continues the game is healthy. I have a notion that boxing would do better in the long run if most of the pre moters would turn honest and go to work. There is so much synthetic enthusiasm that the game is unhealthy. It all reminds me of Sally Rand's balloons. They sure are pretty, but they bust so easily and cost so much. Nobody's going to bang Max Baer around and developing a challenger appears to be a harder task than collecting war debts. Maybe if promoters would lay off — I know they have to eat, but why — then the boys would get busy, come down to earth, fight for what they're worth and no doubt get so hungry they'd be in condition. Of course, if you don't like the United States, you can go to Russia. And then there's football, this corner's favorite racket. After the present season this alleged author was so damned tired of hearing about coaches that two alternatives presented themselves. The first is that a senior be elected captain each year and coach the team. No more professional coaches. Just like that. The other is that — if we're to have paid coaches — they should be no more conspicuous than the average professor. And they should be sent out of town from Friday till Monday. And having thus solved the affairs of the sports world for 1935, let us turn to actualities. Early in the fall, after Northwestern had been thoroughly booted about and there was considerable eycbrowing raising whenever Dick Han' ley's name was mentioned, there appeared pieces in the papers to the effect that Mr. Hanley was safe at N. U. and that the students and alumni were to be congratu' lated for not tearing him apart because ill' luck was dogging the Purple. This department does not indulge, and never has, in the pastime of second guess' ing. This matter was shoved aside until now simply to await the outcome of what' ever trouble was brewing at Evanston. Perhaps I don't move in the proper circles, but I certainly couldn't find anyone who doubted that this was Dick's last year at Northwestern. And as for alumni being back of him one hundred per cent — phooey. They're just like all alumni; they want a win' ner. The winner wasn't there and the con' elusion is obvious. (Continued on page 33) 24 The Chicagoan Decision for Cause The Cinema Guinea Pig Casts a Very Personal Vote By William R. Weaver I THINK I'm about to cast a seasoned vote for the Legion of Decency. Yes, I know I am. There — it's done — and I realise that makes me a sheep or a goat, depending on the way you feel in the mat' ter, but I think you'll say you feel about the same way I do if you let me tell you why I call mine a seasoned vote. You see, I have the good or bad fortune to be the guinea pig upon which all of the fiercely debated experiments of all the re formers and debasers of public morals and saviors of social integrity and violators of infant innocence have been performed with might and main since motion pictures ran three to the reel. In a word, I got out of my cradle to usher at a nickelodeon, spun a projector crank through my knicker years, played a cinema pipe organ until the War gave me a vacation and then came home to become a critic on fifteen, now happily less, films a week. I submit that this makes me as bad a person as the soulless producers could desire and as good a person as the censors of several not altogether united states could hope for and/or both. But that isn't all. This sustained ex' posure to the good and the bad and the just nothing at all in thirty years of film has made of me the kind of person who lets his eight'year'old daughter see both Mae West and Mickey Mouse without a chaperon and lives to report perfect satisfaction with the child's character, disposition and grasp of values at this time. I think I needn't add that neither of us has ever been in jail or deserved to be or I wouldn't be con' fiding in you. My point is, or was when I set out to make it, that I have not cast my vote for the Legion of Decency because I believe that this generation or the next is going to be any better simply because certain things labelled objectionable are not going to be pictured in the movies. I haven't space nor inclination to go into a lot of reasons for not believing that. I just don't. But I do believe that this generation and the next are going to be somewhat better, probably quite a lot better, because the indirect but very positive effect of the Legion of Dc cency activity has been to evoke from the mills of Hollywood some motion pictures that are better in many vital respects than the pictures that were coming from there before the regulatory agitation was instru' mented. The three pictures I have especially in mind are The Count of Monte Cristo, on the dramatic side, The Gay Divorcee among the musicals and David Harum in the comedy division. Not only I but a very substantial proportion of the earth's peoples, Iav. SKt- — *KL- ELISSA LANDI— A Portrait by the Distinguished Chicago Artist according to box office tabulations, consider these just about the best entertainments ever projected on a screen. The off'color mo' ments that would have been inserted in these by the gag'writers a year earlier might not have ruined them, but reliance on those moments by the directors might have led to sparing the brains or money or both that made them fine pictures without. Perhaps that's a little swiftly put — I'm good for a million words on the subject if I'm not stopped — but you get the idea. Or maybe you don't. Anyway, I've cast my vote for the Legion of Decency and, like a true convert, I'm asking for yours. And if you want to argue about it — say when. And now, in case you've been wondering what connection all this may have with the splendid portrait of Elissa Landi which is reproduced directly above these words, let me hasten to assure you that it has none. The portrait is one of several done by Mr. R. H. Palenske during a recent stay in Cali' fornia and lent to me for adornment of the rarely lovely thoughts on the cinema which I am permitted to parade before you on these pages. 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Psychologists, those prying dissectors of uman minds, go to the Six Bay Bike Race rith the avowed purpose of discovering vhat queer kink in human nature keeps housands of persons erect in their seats, .our after hour, eyes glued to the whirling lass of straining men. These same un' avellers of human emotions remain, un' villing converts to the fascination of the jix Day Race. Many theories have been .dvanced to explain this phenomenon that nakes men forget to go home and debutante ans late for afternoon teas. Perhaps it's a orm of self 'hypnosis, induced by continued azing at the whirring wheels, but more >robably it's because- spectators hate to save the stadium for fear that they will diss an exciting jam, a closely contested print, or that supreme thrill — a terrifEc bill. Accidents, spills, crashes — call them what 'on will — are the real crowd pullers, and >ike racing provides as many vicious look' ng crack'ups as any sport, yet seldom with serious injury. There's a bit of the sadist a everyone, perhaps that's why the crowd eaps to its feet in anticipatory relish at the cashing sound of two bikes colliding. The lithery slide of fallen bodies across the pine rack, each gathering a full quota of vooden splinters en route, brings the crowd ip gasping. But the repugnant shivers of he fair sex have barely ceased before the alien athletes are on their feet, groggy to ¦e sure, and the wrecked bike sent to the epairman's shop at one corner of the enclo' ure. Then the race is on again. Splinters? Most xnpleasant things, particularly in large quantities, and bike riders certainly Lbsorb plenty of them in the course of L year. One of the usual sights following collision, after the rider hobbles back to tis bunk at the trackside, is the house loctor, flashlight in hand, going over various portions of the rider's anatomy, withdrawing dozens of splinters with urgical tweezers. A short rest, and gaud' ly besmeared with mercurochrome, he's in he saddle again and off on the incessant rrind. Lack of conditioning in a rider would become apparent after the first twentyfour hours, for only a perfectly fit man can stand up under the pitiless grind and hard, splintery falls. Football players and rodeo lads would appear sissies beside some of the veteran cyclists. While speaking of injuries, a favorite and engrossing topic, it is impossible to miss mentioning Reggie MacNamara, the "Iron Man" of racing. Fifty years old, his heavy thatch of thick black hair plentifully streaked with gray, MacNamara is the anomaly of the Six Day game. He has ridden in countless races, been first across the line in sixteen, and broken innumerable bones, all of which helps make him the idol of the wooden saucers. No race is com' plete without his entry, and he always puts on a great performance. Riders come and riders go, Belgians, Frenchmen, Britons, Swedes; but MacNamara seems to go on forever, always a leading contestant and always colorful. In 1954, your grandson, providing he is bike conscious, will be at the Stadium jumping up and down, whoop' ing and cheering on a slightly tottery, seventy year old Reggie MacNamara. The riders spend their resting hours in little camps at the trackside, quite similar to pullman car berths; eating, sleeping, and performing all the little acts of cleanliness under the un' wavering stares of the cash customers. Even a goldfish has some moments of pri' vacy, but the six day rider has none. Each team of riders has its little group of rabid enthusiasts, who crowd about the camp watching every detail of preparation and maintenance. A year or two ago it was possible for a rider to retire to his berth and catch a few minutes sleep during the evening lulls, but now he is besieged with autograph seekers the moment he lowers his tired frame onto the mattress of his berth. Fame brings its tribulations, and autograph seekers are rapidly developing into a major irritation. The bicycle riders are not the only ones attracting admiring throngs, for the repair' man has his own circle of followers who ¦ crowd around his work bench, watching his every move, and hanging upon his chance remarks as choicest pearls of wisdom. And why not, for hasn't this repairman con' sorted with the greatest riders of all time? Hasn't he travelled with them, eaten and slept with them, gone on glorious benders after races with them, as well as being re sponsible for the faultless operation of their fragile machines? He, like the philosophic shoemaker of fiction, is the sage and prophet of the bike riding fraternity, read' ing the character and habits of men by the tires on their bikes and the number and seriousness of their spills. According to him, a quiet, steady chap will get twice the mileage from tires, and much longer service from his machine than the flashy, spectac ular rider, who, in delighting the gallery ites, ruins tires, smashes bicycles, and inci' dently spends considerable time recuperat' ing from injuries. The wise lads of Randolph and La Salle Streets sneer at the "saps" who spend their days chasing one another furiously around a glorified squirrel cage. But few of the smart money boys could match, dollar for dollar, the earnings of even a mediocre rider. And an outstanding or star rider? Well — that's laughable. Today, a first class rider earns about $1000 a week, a good all'around man $300, while a new' comer will have to be satisfied with $25 and experience. In the palmy boom days a star rider could write his own ticket, and then equal his salary in money won in the many sprints. In case you don't remember those succulent prccrash days, older friends recall nights when men, intoxicated with their sense of financial power and business acumen, would toss out five hundred dollars for a two mile sprint. Lesser satellites of the stock and bond world would offer per' haps a hundred dollars for another sprint, and the bike riding "saps" made lots of hay. Today, ten dollar sprints are frequent, with perhaps twenty 'five dollar offers on the clos' ing night, but merchandise prizes are awarded almost hourly. The gem of the recent Chicago race was the winning of a Swift Premium Ham, a colossal thing, by a young Orthodox Jew. A publicity stunt of Harry Mendel's perhaps, but one that went over, and made the front sport pages of every daily. All things considered, what other industry or sport could offer such a nice competence to a young man with little education? A lad whose main qualifications are powerful legs, a strong back, and a willing spirit. A bike rider can scarcely be called a "career man," but he is certain of receiving, aside from an ample in- come, excellent food and comfortable, if noisy lodgings; two things that many uni' versity graduates are eagerly seeking. There are many drawbacks to bicycle riding as a profession. The hours are long and the work confining, but the same is true of Law, Medicine, and Engineering, and a lot less preparation is necessary. Many young Civil Engineers now wish that their parents had invested the tuition in a couple of racing bikes (Continued on page 34) IS The Chicagoan THE OLD BARN WHICH DR. AND MRS. H. S. WARREN HAD RE MODELED INTO A WEEK-END HOUSE, LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN THE SAME, AS YOU MIGHT SUSPECT, AFTER THE REMODEL LING WAS COMPLETED, BUT WHAT A LOVELY RENAISSANCE Happy Little Hide-Outs Seclusion for the Fugitive from Town By Kathryn E. Ritchie M HIDE'OUT is a place where you can walk right in the f-\ front door with your rubbers on, if you like, put your -*¦ -*- feet up on a chair, and read, smoke, or just sit looking lazily at a fire. No one will object to your hanging your prized stuffed fish over the mantel, or tacking the beautiful, long, slim, snakcskin which you cherish on the wall. You can sit on the front steps in the sun as long as you like in uninterrupted semi' somnolence, and watch the clouds in the sky, or the squirrels flipping their tails over a newly found nut. And then at night when the bull-frogs are croaking and a big, round moon shines in through the trees you can fling yourself down in a long, low chair on the porch and thank heaven you're here until tomor' row night. Hideouts are really safety-valves for us tocmuch- pushed'about mortals. We first learn to value them in childhood. If you've never, when you were very young, slipped away into the woods with two or three companions and built a crude little shanty in among the trees out of old packing'boxes, a couple of discarded back doors, and scraps of rusty tin for a roof; if you've never hammered and hacked and sawed at a few old boards and built yourself a little platform high up in a tree which you called your "trechouse," then you've never known what it was to have a real, first'dass, tip'top hide-out. But the chances are you'll have one some day, simply because this desire for a place where you can get away out of sight and do as you please is a universal, instinctive thing. Many of the most delightful hide-outs in the world have never been built — actually, that is. They exist only on paper. The incomparable Katherine Mansfield in her exquisite letters, used to build many of them. "I see," she wrote, "a small white chalet with a garden near the pine forests. I see it all very simple, with big white china stoves and a very pleasant woman with a tanned face and sun'bleached hair bringing in the coffee. I see winter — snow and a load of wood arriving at our door. I see us going off in a little sleigh — with huge fur gloves on, and having a picnic in the forest and eating ham and fur sand' wiches. Then there is a lamp — tres important — there are our books. It's very still. The frost is on the pane. You are in your room writing; I in mine. Outside the stars are shining, and the pine trees are dark like velvet." One golden day last October when the wind had a breath of smoke in it from bonfires, and the trees were russet and brown, I was taken to visit two delightful hide outs in the vicinity of Chicago. I hope I'm not betraying a confidence peculiar to such places, that their exact whereabouts should never be known. However, one was in Dunham Woods near Wayne, Illinois, belonging to Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Behrens, Mr. Behrens, the president of the Continental Casu' alty Company; the other at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the prop' erty of Dr. and Mrs. H. S. Warren of Chicago. Each was a perfect example in its own way of what a hide'out should be, yet they were totally unlike. The Behrens place was a charming little white shingled one' story Cape Cod cottage, hidden away in the woods, bright and shining and new, its face toward (Continued on page 38) THE CHARMING LITTLE WHITE SHINGLED CAPE COD COTTAGE HIDDEN AWAY IN DUNHAM WOODS, NEAR WAYNE, ILL, WHERE MR. AND MRS. H. A. BEHRENS GO TO LEAD THE SIMPLE LIFE THE PINE-PANELLED LIVING-ROOM IS A SPOT WHERE ONE FEELS TEMPTED TO LINGER FOR A WHILE AND TAKE HIS EASE —AN INTERIOR OF THE DELIGHTFUL BEHRENS COTTAGE January, 1935 29 Contract Bridge 'Why Didn't You Return My Lead?" By E . M . L a g r o n MODERN historians have exonerated Mrs. O'Leary 's cow from any responsibility in connection with the Chicago Fire. It is my understanding that archeologists have recently unearthed what apparently was Mrs. O'Leary's diary and from translations therefrom, it appears that during a friendly contract bridge game in which Mr. and Mrs. O'Leary were playing against Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Cohen, Mr. O'Leary failed to return his wife's opening lead. In a playful spirit and by way of a mild rebuke, Mrs. O'Leary tossed the family lamp at her erring spouse and from that day hence Mr. O'Leary never failed to return his partner's lead. Judging from the mail I receive in connection with my radio bridge program I realize that the subject of when to return partner's lead is a source of considerable difficulty with the average bridge player. This confusion can possibly be traced back to that old whist axiom, "always return your partner's lead." Before a bridge player accepts such a rigid formula, it must be remembered that this convention was born in the days before dummy was exposed and when all four hands were played as closed. Naturally, today when the dummy is laid on the table face-up, a player is expected to use some judgment in the modification of old conventions which no longer justify the emphasis previously given them. To me, it seems that the problem of when and when not to return partner's lead should be determined largely by two governing factors: 1st. The cards of that suit exposed in the dummy 2nd. The card led by partner In the latter case the third hand player's course is governed by the opening lead. His decision is influenced by whether or not the partner opened 1st. a high honor 2nd. the fourth best of the suit 3rd. the "top of nothing" 4th. a "phoney" opening — indicating a "waiting lead." Although I dislike contributing any ironclad instruction to a game which is fascinating largely because of its flexibility, I feel that this one is rather necessary. When the third hand wins the opening lead trick — he should play the King from an Ace-King suit (that is, if he has such) — before returning partner's lead. Now, of course, my readers must take this with a grain of salt and still exercise their own prerogative to reason for themselves. Should the third hand Ace-King combination be in the trump suit, forget what Lagron said. Another situa' tion to which my advice does not apply is that in which the dummy holds a long suit which might easily be established (if Ace and King are removed). To now play the King of that suit would be a definite aid to declarer since it would un' doubtedly improve his "timing of the hand." Here is a type of hand that is often handled poorly by defending players: DUMMY S— J 10 xxx, H— A Q J 10, D— xxx, C— x We will assume the contract to be four spades. The open' ing lead is the King of clubs. Now, let's take a peek at the third hand — S — xx, H — xxx, D — xxxx, C — A xx If the third hand player is wide awake and "on his toes" he will immediately overtake his partner's opening lead (K clubs) with his club Ace and switch to the diamond suit. Whether or not the play succeeds in defeating the declarer remains second ary — remember, every contract cannot be defeated even with brilliant, super defense. However, the third hand player should grasp the fact that the singleton club in dummy and the semi solid heart suit combination prove a grave threat and definite advantages to declarer. To continue the club suit, forcing the dummy to "ruff" would certainly work no hardship on declarer. The only possible means of embarrassment to declarer would seem a diamond lead through some tennace of that suit which could be won by partner. The same principle of play applies when the leader has opened an honor (such as in our example the King of clubs) and the dummy exposes a singleton of the suit opened — but also weak trump holding. In such cases it is often well to overtake the opening lead and shoot a trump through the declarer. Such strategy may develop a trump trick for the partner. If not, it will certainly remove one trump from dummy which declarer could otherwise have used to trump losing tricks in club suit. Now, we approach the instances which are more or less perplexing. Should the third hand return the partner's lead when partner has opened fourth best? The only answer to this question is: — 1st: what high honors in the suit are exposed in dummy? 2nd: what reading do you get from partner's lead concern ing declarer's holding in suit? Let us build up for discussion, a dummy hand. S— Q 10 xx, H— xxx, D— K Q J, C— Qxx We will assume the contract to be four spades and arbitrarily assign our readers to the third hand with the following holding: S — xx, H — A Q x, D — xxxxx, C — Axx Now your partner opens the two (2) spot of hearts. Apply the rule of eleven — you know that declarer has three hearts. Third hand should win the first trick with Ace and return the suit which will ordinarily develop a trick for the opening leader. However, the procedure is very different if the opening lead is the two (2) of clubs. Third hand should certainly win the trick. The guarded Queen of clubs in dummy becomes a "key card" and should be sufficient warning to cause a "switch" in suits. Unfortunately, our space is so limited that we are unable to enumerate the many interesting situations that can be de' veloped around this problem. The two that I have shown, how ever, are basic examples and can be used as guide posts. WHEN the opening lead is obviously a "phoney" and as such can be recognized as a waiting lead the third hand most certainly is expected to make a "switch." If you are in the third position and your partner makes a lead that is neither: 1st: top honor of a sequence 2nd: fourth best card of the suit 3rd: top of nothing 4th: a singleton Ask yourself "what is it and why?" — The answer is simple — your partner has made a waiting lead — he is unable to open from his strong suit because of one of two reasons. 1st: his suit has been bid by the opponent 2nd: it is topped with strong tennaced holdings that must be led into and not from Now, on your shoulders falls the responsibility of determining which of these situations actually exists and your conclusion must shape your defense accordingly. Here is your golden opportunity to have your name engraved in the Hall of Im' mortal Bridge Heroes — or, become the "Snodgrass of Bridge." If I were faced with the task of advising bridge players when to return their partner's lead and (Continued on page 45) 30 The Chicagoan Between the Lines A Timely Restatement of a Platform By Marjorie Kaye TO Keep-Your-Book Club members— greetings! And how did you fare on Christmas morn? Don't tell me — it's a pattern. The right people gave you the wrong books and the wrong people gave you something else. And what to do with the wrong books the right people gave you is a problem not previously dealt with in the bylaws of the Keep-Your-Book Club and the solution of said problem is the business presently before the meeting. The chair will address the membership, in a minute or two, first restating for those who came in late the platform on which this great body of eye, ear, nerve and throat conservators is founded. To you who missed the opening stanzas, be it known by these presents that the Keep-Your-Book Club is a voluntary organ ization of wholesomely selfish and withal altruistic souls who have declared an end to the whole dreary and disheartening business of lending and borrowing books to or from friend or foe primarily because the former is so consistently converted into the latter by the subtle operation of this herewith pro scribed operation (period). The chair will skip the secondary considerations — the defense of the personal library, the safe guard against distortion of the reading program, the mountain ous hostilities made out of differences of opinion on molehill volumes and the promises anent their return — and get down to the serious business of the present session. It was agreed, in our last meeting, that the vows taken in guarantee that members will neither lend nor borrow books from other members or mere people are not to be interpreted as forbidding the giving of books, if one is so disposed, or, in extreme cases and so forth, the outright theft of the book or books of another member, mere person or third party. The chair understands that the first provision of this bylaw, which we must get a number for some day, covers completely the above-mentioned case of the wrong book received from the right person. The chair frowns, however, on the application of the second provision of this bylaw in the case of the book or books received for Christmas. The chair holds that theft of a book received by friend or foe as a gift, quite unlike that bought and paid for with his own money, is not fairly subject to theft in view of the constitutional or unconstitutional but at any rate genuine right of the giver to inflict upon the givee whatever printed property he may choose to inflict and that it is not properly the business of the Keep-Your-Book Club to estop or defeat or in any way interfere with the working of this ancient and honorable system of giving as much pleasure or pain as may be deemed desirable at this time of the year. If that makes everything clear, we will now receive from the good folk who make all this rambling of mine possible their reports on the books of the month. Anchor Contract Bidding — An\er Jensen in collabora tion with Richard A. MacHale and Edward D. Lyman — Oxford University Press: Here's a tiny volume that will prove a bless ing to many bridge players who are too busy playing bridge to read the profuse mileage on the subject. You can imbibe this system of sixty pages in a half hour, or take one minute for each page. The fee is but $1.00.— M. K. Britannia Waives the Rules — Frances Douglas and Thelma LeCocq — Dutton: The authors have concocted a gay compendium of our English cousins' customs. It may be recom mended with reservation because we — or they — cannot forget that England is Their England. But it is all in fun, remem' ber.— M. K. John Bunyan, Mechanick, Preacher— William York Tindall — Columbia: Bunyan was one of a great number of eloquent tinkers, cobblers, and thinkers, and this book is more of a historical study of several aspects of his work than merely another biography. The first half of this scholarly and authentic study is devoted to the demonstration of Bunyan's resemblance to the lay preaohers of all the enthusiastic sects; the second half treats particularly of his resemblance to other Baptist preachers of his time. Most students of religious history and of England in the time of Cromwell will be deeply interested. —V. W. A. Burmese DAYS^George Orwell — Harper Brothers: The author, born in India but educated at Eton, joined the Indian Imperial Police in 1922 and served five years in Burma. He had abundant opportunity to learn at first hand of many con ditions and affairs that officialism hoped to keep from visitors and out of reports for those at home. This novel is a colorful and dramatic story of white rule in India. It is an amazingly frank portrayal of the activities and associations of the natives and Europeans in a settlement of Upper Burma. — C. B. O'T^. Chapters for the Orthodox — Don Marquis — Doubleday, Doran: Tales of latterday miracles and mystery performed by Jesus, Satan and even Jehova on incognito sojourns to New York. You see, lovable Don Marquis just can't get over be lieving in miracles. Oh, yes. If only because it's by Don Mar quis. — E. E. A. Composers of Today — David Ewen — The H. W. Wilson Company: Here is another volume for our Keep-Your-Book' Club member who is interested in music. This work includes the biographies of two hundred composers, leaders of all nations. It is an excellent guide to have on hand. — M. K. Courage for Today — Preston Bradley — Bobbs-Merrill : There's inspiration for today and for the morrow embodied in the eleven discourses published by Dr. Bradley. Perhaps you have heard them on your radio, but they are worth reading again and again. — M. K. Diamond Jim — Par\er Morell — Simon &? Schuster: The almost legendary figurante of a thousand oft told tales is made to seem to live again and have his wondrous way with his generation. A better written book would have made him less credible. The volume is worth your while. — W. R. W. The Georgian Scene — Fran\ Swinnerton — Farrar &? Rinehart: A literary panorama which purports to present a liberal and realistic education in modern English literature. A series of portraits and sharply etched critical estimates of Mr. Swinnerton 's contemporaries, some elaborate, some lightning sketches. The book is full of gossipy information, and criticism as honest and sound as Swinnerton is able to produce. — M. A. M. Heaven's My Destination — Thornton Wilder — Harper and Brothers: The lightly yet tightly spun tale of an extremely literate and lively Christian's adventures in application of the Golden and related rules to the business of life and the sale of textbooks in this here now civilization. An entirely credible yarn as well or better read for its own sake than because of fancied objectives or for esoteric meanings and a not too idle or dreary evening in length. — W. R. W. The Jasmine Farm — Elizabeth — Doubleday, Doran: A finely and curiously phrased narration of fictional incidents in the routine of the British nobility, the telling holding the eye and the tale rippling along incidentally (Continued on page 45) January, 1935 31 Old Stuff A Ramble Through Yellowing Notes on Yesterday's Chicago By Alexis J. Colman ON a stormy November afternoon in 1898 a young woman looking out over Lake Michigan from her home on the bluff at Glencoe saw a' little ship in dis tress. Through a glass she descried two or three figures on the deck, which seemed to be piled high with something green. It was evident that the men and craft were losing the battle with the sixty mile gale and fierce waves. The young woman was Miss Bessie Stone, daughter of Melville E., general manager of the Associated Press. She called up the A. P. and told what she saw. Such measures were taken as could be taken, by way of notifying life-saving stations, but no life-boat could have been launched on the angry lake. Through the City Press, which was in the same building as the A. P., in Jackson Street, bulletins were sent through the pneumatic tubes to the newspapers. That evening we were sent from the TimeS'Herald office to Glencoe, on the story. On the train we found Ned Vreeland, reporter for the Chronicle. Arriving at Glencoe, we repaired first to the Stone residence, "Stone Haven," where the sons, Herbert S. and Melville E., Jr., told us all they knew, furnished a bull's eye lantern, and gave us a bite to eat. We learned that in the afternoon, while men were watching the ship, then about a mile and a half off shore, both sails had been set in a lull, she had been headed northeast into the wind, anchored to ride the gale; that a heavy gust had torn the foresail to shreds, the vessel tossed, spun around, the foremast snapped a few feet above deck, and that men had been seen clearing away wreckage and then chopping away the other mast; that what looked like a curtain or spread had been raised as a distress signal on what remained of the foremast. We learned that quantities of young evergreen trees were being washed ashore, with a miscellany of broken timbers. Doubtless a sand-bar prevented the ship from getting closer to shore. We went down the steep winding road to the beach. Count less evergreen trees were strewn all along, in the shore water and on the sands; also timbers and pieces of wood, chief of which was one on which "S. Thai" was painted. A water- soaked chenille curtain or spread intrigued our attention, two of its corners tied with light rope to a small spar — unquestionably the distress signal which the afternoon watchers had seen along side the mast-stump. We saw no bodies. Retracing our steps we returned the lantern, caught our train, wrote our stories — the pitiful tale of a little schooner laden with Christmas trees from the north woods, foundering with all on board when fairly within sight of its holiday market. The lake gave up its dead, tardily, but for many days the tragedy of the skipper and his little ship left its impress upon the Chicago public. Chests, doors, pieces of rail, broken timbers showing rot where bolts had gone through, and the sternpiece bearing "S. Thai of Sturgeon Bay," with the young evergreens ashore from Ravinia to Winnetka, indicated the utter breaking-up of the craft. From Milwaukee came informa tion that the boat was a 75-foot, 20-ft.-beam, 32'ton schooner, which had been purchased a month before by Capt. J. Schutt' man of Chicago (the name was later said to be August Schuene' mann), and that this was the first voyage of himself and crew of four men. The trees had been taken on at Jacksonport, Wis., on the peninsula east of Green Bay, and were to have been the first in the season's market. Stormy weather prevailed for seven of the first ten days of November, culminating in the big blow Nov. 9 and 10, when the S. Thai foundered. The storm was general over the Great Lakes, many ships being re ported in distress. Along Lake Shore Drive the wind was "the wildest in several years," and retaining walls suffered. The water supply was "unfit for drinking purposes," rain having raised the river level and sewage flowing out. The Stone sons, while not following in their father's footsteps in the newspaper or news association field, made places for themselves in publishing. Herbert formed a partnership with an eastern college mate, Alonzo Kimball, to publish works of Chicagoans, and, with Harrison Rhodes, an' other college friend, as associate editor, the Chap'Boo\, which enjoyed a decided vogue as a literary magazine. The junior Melville E., Harvard '97, on the daily Crimson in his under' graduate days — as also was John Alden Carpenter — joined his brother's Chicago enterprises, giving particular attention to The House Beautiful magazine. Several years later he went to New York, becoming publisher of the Metropolitan Maga' zine, being succeeded by Henry James Whigham, who had been amateur golf champion in 1896 and 1897. Melville died in California. Herbert was one of the luckless passengers on the torpedoed Lusitania, May 7, 191 5, -although his friends seemed reassured when his name appeared in the first list of the rescued. \V e last saw the senior Melville E. Stone in life in July, 1916, when he came to Durham, N. C, as guest speaker to address the fortythird annual convention of the North Carolina Press Association, a convention which we, as secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, had helped to land for Durham, an inland city, against the competition of Asheville, in the cool mountains, and Wilmington, on the coast. Desiring to renew an old, though slight, acquaintance, we called in the afternoon, finding Mr. Stone seated in the lobby of the Mai- bourne Hotel with Edward E. Britton, managing editor of Josephus Daniels' Raleigh "h[ews and Observer and slated for the association presidency. When Mr. Britton started to in' troduce us to Mr. Stone, we observed that we had first known him twenty years before. "Oh, no; nobody has known me for twenty years," was Mr. Stone's rejoinder. Probably he meant that no one could have intimately followed the kaleidoscopic career and psychological development of the guiding spirit of a great newsgathering institution over so long a period. We might have been a little taken aback by his whimsical reply, had we not brought along some ammunition — letters written to Mr. Stone in our behalf in 1897 by Kobart Chatfield-Taylor and Thomas S. Fauntleroy of the Onwentsia Club when we were seeking the A. P. assign' ment to cover the amateur and open golf championships at the Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton. These letters we had later retrieved, and kept. We now fished them out of our pocket. Mr. Stone read them with evident interest, and acknowledged the corn. So we had a little chat. Mr. Stone made a very good speech to the editors of the Old North State. He was feeling especially good, for the A. P. had just won its fight with the T^etu Tor\ Sun. As we said in the Durham Bulletin, our little eight'page newspaper issued as a souvenir of the convention: "The visit of Mel Stone, of Glencoe, 111., our distinguished guest — an imposing Stone, to speak in printers' lingo — is of par ticular interest at this time because of the fact that the Associated Press, of which Mr. Stone is general manager, has just won its long fight with the 'Hew Yor\ Sun, and has enrolled the Sun among the subscribers to the A. P. service." Mr. Stone died in February, 1929. We attended his funeral in New York. 32 The Chicagoan C8NW MR. WINTER SPORT AT JACK O'LANTERN LODGE NEAR EAGLE RIVER IN THE NORTHERN WOODS OF WISCONSIN Sports (Begin on page 24) Incidentally this is not adverse criticism of Hanley, his methods or his coaching ability. Such has no place here. Possibly by the time this appears in print Northwestern will have chosen its coach for next year. At this moment there is great agitation over the possibility that Ossie Solem of Iowa might be lured to the shadowed byways of Evanston. Maybe he will, but if memory serves this erstwhile reporter correctly, Solem last January signed for four more years at Iowa. For a brief period following the close of the football season, it appeared that Minnesota, most fortunate to win a clear Big Ten title, might stir up a betwitching little fuss, after several stalwart scholars had been declared ineligible to further Gopher glory on the gridiron. Far be it from me to side one way or another relative to the justice of the rules by which the Intercollegiate Conference gets along — and it does pretty well — but let me mention that these Big Ten rules are carefully thought out. They are adminis tered by faculty men who are deaf to the shouts of the multitude and to whom the antics of cheer leaders and under graduates are just a wee bit boring. In short, the Big Ten has rules and lives up to them. If the rules are wrong they'll be adjusted in time. Meanwhile it is refreshing in this blatant era to find someone living by the code. Or even a code. Personally I would have liked nothing better than to have seen Minnesota go out to Pasadena to shove Stanford around, but on the other hand this disciple of unrighteousness apparently has gone Pollyanna enough to be thrilled by the strict and unwavering stand of the Big Ten. I trust I won't have to mention this again. There is a certain amount of confusion surrounding the promotion of boxing at the Stadium, but there seemed to be no question that Jim Mullen and Nate Lewis brought Joe Louis, an astounding Negro battler, into the ring with Lee Ramage. If an opinion is permitted, I think Joe could pop King Levinsky, which would be a welcomed diver sion. His managers probably don't agree. Anyhow, if given a chance, Jim Mullen can probably do more to revive the fight business than anyone in these parts. And if Joe Foley can get going then we'll have two who know what it's all about. That FLORIDA a a a HAVANA Fashion in a Playful Mood Seeks Wini er Diversion in Cos fumes by MARTHA WEATHERED BERMUDA * - THE RIVIERA CALIFORNIA - " MEXICO A pique dance frock with gold buttons, and a fireman's helmet with a nosegay — this delightful inconsis tency is charming for tropical evenings. HAWAII - THE PHILIPPINES January, 1935 33 SUNSHINE ...at the touch of a switch Increase your efficiency, your resistance against sickness all through the Winter a GENERAL ELECTRIC SUNLAMP SPECIAL The lowest price at which a Sunlamp of this efficiency has ever been offered. For performance this lamp rates with the best made to sell at any price. An extremely high-efficiency ultra-violet generator. Simple and safe for family use. To your children, to your whole family, it brings man y benefits during the Winter months. It safeguards health. It helps to correct many ailments. Attractive bronze finish. 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This is the most important sales event of the year and presents a wonderful opportunity to accumu late truly worthwhile Gifts and additions to the home at a fraction of their real costs. TATMAN 1 625 N. MICHIGAN AVE. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 707 CHURCH ST. EVANSTON, ILLINOIS would help. Jim hasn't been quite the same since he promoted the riot at the Coliseum, with Fields and Thompson fighting as a side attraction. Now if they won't push their luck too much, maybe fighting will return. Maybe not, too. Changing the subject, Emil Iverson, a mild mannered fellow who knows enough about hockey, is starting his amateur puck chasing league again. Teams will come under a semi-prof es- sional classification and will play at the Stadium. There is talk that this will build stars who should later make good with major league pro outfits. I doubt this and doubt if that is the inten' tion of the Iverson and the league. But the so-called amateur games should be interesting scrambles and I hope Mr. Iverson does well. Casual comments on current condi' tions: Perhaps coming to the Cubs will be just what Lind' strom needs .... Perhaps hell live up to his possibilities .... Despite the talk that he was troublesome, this corner hates to see Guy Bush move to other parts .... At least he pitched when he was in there .... Somehow there was justice in Wis- consin's victory over Illinois and Indiana's last-minute and sur- prising triumph over Purdue. Those games gave Minnesota a clear title, which the Gophers were entitled to ... . Lou Little's series in Collier's was the best football gossip of the year .... And if you indulge in table tennis, better known hereabouts as ping-pong, a couple high powered guys from Europe, Barna and Glancz, will tangle with some of our American stars, Mc- Clure, Coleman Clark, Rushakoff, Condy, Dugan and Fushimi at the Stevens on Jan. 6 . . . . They say you'll be quite sur prised .... That is, if you go ... . Personally I'm too tired right now. Human Squirrels (Begin on page 28) and started them off on the Six Day Circuit. The field is widening every year, cities where a race has never before been staged are welcoming the six day whirlers with open purses and arms. More races mean more riders, and the day is not far distant when promoters will be forced to organise ama teur cycling into teams and leagues, whipping up interest among the youngsters in order to develop replacements for the pro fessional game. Baseball has minor leagues, football has prep and college elevens, and bike racing too will have to establish a proving and developing ground for young riders. Carl Stockholm, once a six day bike rider, and now a clean ing and dyeing magnate, has done much missionary work among youthful cyclists in this section. He has promoted ama teur meets, organized numerous cycling clubs, and more important, has donated and solicited trophies. But many years of planning, and much arduous work will be necessary before America can even approach the great national interest shown for cycling in Europe. There cycling is not only a necessary and inexpensive means of transportation, but a sport over which whole nations become wildly excited. Entire villages enter some of the annual events, young and old taking part, while cross country steeplechases over the ruggedest country imagi nable draw immense audiences. Cycling will never become the national sport of the United States, for too many sports have a stranglehold on the American sports public, but national inter est is steadily growing. The bicycle riding craze that originated in Bermuda several winters ago and since spread to every town and hamlet, has grown from the fad stage into a promising little industry. Ex cellent publicizing by bicycle manufacturers is responsible for the rescue of the bicycle from museums and the pages of the 1890 Police Gazette, but regardless of the causes, public interest has been reflected in increased box office receipts at the bike races. Men and women who rent bicycles for an afternoon spin along the Outer Drive or through the parks, feel an all consum ing desire to see how real, honest-to-goodness riders go about their pedaling. That's fine, and the race promoters love their interest — but don't let anything tempt you, even in a moment of mental aberration, to try your luck on the pine saucer, for certain as sin you'll be picking splinters out of yourself for months. They hurt, too. 34 The Chicagoan Travel (Begin on page 17) and more a rarity, particularly where the itinerary is not longer than four to six weeks. Cruises around the world or to foreign ports are as much in demand as at any time before the devaluation of our currency for the obvious reason that payment is made in a lump sum in American money for the entire journey and there are no increased expenses abroad, with the exception of purchases made ashore. This situation makes it possible to include every type of cruise (where only one ship is used for the complete trip) in the category of domestic travel as there is no loss due to exchange. The West Indies are attracting an imposing array of trans- Atlantic liners which make short cruises of four days to three weeks duration. These ships represent the last word in size, luxury, and convenience in ocean passage, being in many cases the flag-ships of their lines' trans-Atlantic service. The "atmos phere" varies according to the nation of registry and one has a choice of French, English, Italian, Dutch, German, or Swedish cuisine and service to suit his taste. On all the special cruises and many departures of the regular American line's West Indies service, dressing for dinner is cus tomary and other formalities are observed in keeping with con vention. However, on sailings from New Orleans and some from New York on American ships, informality rules and "dressing" is not generally practiced. These ships are com paratively small and carry an average of approximately fifty passengers, but they are especially suitable for those seeking a complete rest or simplicity of living as the exertion or expense of a wardrobe attendant on the more formal ships is not necessary. As a rule, stop-overs at Havana, Jamaica, Panama, and the other West Indies ports of call are not possible for a longer period than the cruise ship is in port with the exception of the lines which operate a year around service, unless a ship of the same line is making a subsequent call and special arrangements are made. However, this does not detract from the feasibility of an extended stay at any of the tropical Caribbean resorts as the regular steamers are more than ade quate and there is also one of the best air lines in the world stopping at the principal points. In considering cruises or hotel accommodation this season, it is well to remember that the more expensive space and single rooms are invariably booked first and are consequently most difficult to secure. This may seem strange in view of adverse con ditions in the past few years, but it is definitely a fact. Reserva tions should be made as soon as your plans have been decided. On the more popular ships as much as two or three months advance registration is not at all too much leeway in securing your cabin. A good example of the current trend to early reservation is the booking for the North Cape Cruises leaving the latter part of June, 1935. Practically all of the superior cabins are no longer available although departure is still six months away. The general public has learned to question the standard exhortation of the steamship lines and hotels that reservations be made early as it is not always necessary and space is frequently available up to the last minute. But even though you make advance arrangements this season and find when you sail that many cabins are unoccupied, you have actually lost nothing by being prompt, and it is my guess that unless early reservations are made, you stand to miss the cabin you would like to have if not the ship itself. Word has just come in that the Panama- Pacific Line has taken over the Red Star Line's Belgenland and placed it under American registry, changing her name to the Columbia. On February 16th she will be put into cruise service from New York to Nassau, Miami and Havana. This will be the largest American ship in cruise service. BLACK & WHITE Scotch Whisky has won something more than acceptance throughout the world as a day-to-day beverage . . . It shares, in a large measure, those distinctive qualities that have made Buchanan's Liqueur (in Ovals) such an outstanding favourite for special occasions. January, 1935 35 Hawaii (Begin on page 15) of this delightful little island city. Narrow, sunlit streets. Banks, drug stores, hotels, shops, women's wear, and men's haberdashery emporiums next to jewelry shops and cafes. Farther on the beer joints, Sunny Jim's, the Tiger Cafe, the Olympic Grill where quaintly cos tumed Japanese maids add that finer touch to beer drinking. Soldiers from Schofield and sailors from Pearl Harbor — "Have another, Buddy?" At a street intersection a big fat Hawaiian cop in khaki is holding up traffic for the leisurely passage of a Portugee woman and her baby carriage. Crowding the streets are Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos (in the gaudiest magenta and chrome patterned shirts!), Hawaiians, beach combers, officers from the boats, bespectacled Tourii dripping with leis calling loudly for Ethels, Harrys — or whoever their companions may be. There are the local residents, you can tell them by their wide brimmed, high-crowned panamas encircled with blue peacock or golden brown pheasant leis. These are talking sugar, pine apples or the H.S.P.A. Suit in Washington. Luxurious motors with Japanese chauffeurs in livery, ancient Fords filled with unbelievable quantities of Hawaiians, banana wagons (we call them station wagons on the Mainland), buses, street cars and taxis whose placards read: Waikiki — 10c. Waikiki, a narrow strip of beach bordered by the strawberry pink Royal Hawaiian Hotel, which is vaguely reminiscent owing to its marvelous gardens of something from Samarcand (if your digestion is good) and of a Hollywood movie set for something extra special in the line of luxury (if your digestion is poor). Farther on is the homely, white Moana Hotel and beyond this "The Tavern." What the Dome and the Rotonde are in Paris to Boulevardiers, Raspail and Mont-Parnasse "The Dome" is to Kalakaua Avenue and the beach. Waikiki beach! Always moving just ahead of the surf far out on the horizon, are boys poised on moving surf boards. No matter how many ride to shore, there always seem to be others springing out from the distant blue. Golden gods spawned by the sun and the spindrift. There are, of course, the beach boys — John Dee Sarjeant and Sam Kahanamoku, Charley Amalu, Elmer Lee and Jean Harlow. They call him Jean Harlow because he is so black, and the real Harlow so white. Duke Kahanamoku is so busy with his two service stations and his campaigning for the office of sheriff that he is rarely on the beach. The beach boys have a monopoly on surf board lessons and other aquatic sports, and 'tis pili\ia* for an outsider who tries to break in on their territory. And of course you buy a lei from big fat Annie — whose lei stand is just in front of the Royal. The sound of sight -seeing buses zooming down the avenue on boat days — the director megaphones: "On the left you may see the identical spot where Thalia Massie . . . !" and further on "Ladies 'n' Gentlemen — Now on the right we have IOLANI PALACE built by ' ,' no, miss, that's the post office you're looking at, the palace is over there." The years 1933-34 have witnessed a renaissance in the travelers' interest for the islands. The luxury liners filled to capacity have brought to the wharves of Oahu's capital names that are spread over those countless morning papers which separate husbands and wives at that worst of meals — breakfast. President Roosevelt and his sons were followed by Will Rogers who almost caused a revolution when he was here by calling these "the Japanese islands." His courteous apology saved the day if not the islands! Walt Disney got a welcome from the youngsters that equalled the President's ovation. Among the more exotic names were those like Dolores del Rio, resting up at Waikiki *Pili\ia: trouble. 36 The Chicagoan -;•¦¦¦;•: BISCAYNE BOULEVARD IS TO MICHIGAN BOULEVARD IS MIAMI'S WINTER VISITORS WHAT TO SUMMERERS IN CHICAGO between pictures, lovely in an abbreviated yellow bathing suit and with her nails silvered. The Marquesa Spinola, Ruth Page, the dancer, and her globe-trotting husband, Tom Fisher. Ruth in blue explaining to Tom that the Hawaiian hula, like charity, begins at home and should end there. Names are Names are Names (apologies to Alice B. Toklas), and they all drift to Waikiki. German baronesses with pink cheeks, Austrian grand dukes with high foreheads and all sorts of grande dames or the damn grand. And on the beach too — 'tis a small beach — are stowaways, beach combers, Hollywood playboys, tsk! tsk! Beverly Hills play girls; smoothies all. There are the wrestlers, Honolulu is wrestling crazy just at the moment; one of them wears a monocle and a G-string — he is usually on the beach with his pal who looks like a disgruntled baboon that just missed your peanut. These nice lads tried to chaperon Colette Mulville Green, but that popular blonde pre ferred the beach boys, her surf board instructors (page Sam Kahanamoku) . Claudette Colbert, resting up after Four Frightened People, with her director and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Cecille B. de Mille. Herbert Marshall and Mary Boland — (and did Mary like the island Oke?). Of course you will see the Pali, the most marvelous view from a mountain peak (which suggest Tenny son's "Magic casements opening onto faery seas forlorn" — with Dvorak's New World Symphony as an accompaniment) some where in the background. David's grass house at Punaluu — Harry Bent's stunning Modern Portals to the Ala Moana Park which President Roosevelt dedicated during his recent visit to the islands. These are now known as the Roosevelt Portals. Don't miss the Bishop Museum or the Academy of Fine Arts where in addition to the fine collections of Chinese Art are galleries where concerts are given and paid for by the founder, the late Mrs. C. M. Cooke. There concerts and symphonies are in consequence free to all visitors. The aquarium where you really can see the humuhumunukunukuapuaa go swimming by (as far as the limits of the tank permit) without having to take a night's trip on an inter-island steamship to the island of Hawaii — where Hononau is located. And if you are lucky while on the island of Hawaii, you may see Kilauea, or Mauna Loa in action. Kilauea is in violent action at the present moment, and if you are among the elect you may visit the two great ranches on Hawaii, the Parker Ranch, 570,000 acres, and the Shipman Ranch, 78,000 acres. The orchids at the beach place on the Shipman estate are worth a trip alone to the island. From one monkey-pod tree I saw suspended twenty-eight sprays of the purple and mauve dendrobium — and each spray consisted of from fifty to seventy orchids! Volcanoes, pure bred Herefords, peacocks trailing over lava rock, perfumed orchids and hard riding cowboys. Snow cov- Benedictine BESTOWS 4 CENTURIES OF FAME on these neiv dmh de mz • On the boulevards of Paris and in chateau drawing rooms, tout le monde sips Benedictine as a liqueur, after meals. It's a delightful, sophisticated custom, which smart America is rapidly acquiring. Benedictine is the one absolutely unique liqueur. The secret of the slow, complex distillation which achieves its golden, unforgettable flavor, is more than 400 years old. Benedictine is still made and bottled in Fecamp, France, where it was perfected in 1510. Julius Wile Sons & Co., Inc., N.Y. Sole U. S. Agents — Established 1877. BENEDICTINE LIQUEUR Serve in liqueur glasses or in "demi -snifters" to help you enjoy its rare bouquet to the full. THE "QUEEN ELIZABETH" COCKTAIL Here is the prize-winning recipe in a recent nation wide cocktail contest: % Benedictine, J€ lime juice, y% dry Vermouth. B AND B J^ Benedictine, J^ Cognac brandy: This suave so phisticated after-dinner drink has a decided Continental vogue. BENEDICTINE A LA GLACE Pack a cocktail glass with finely -shaved ice. Fill with Benedictine. Sip through a straw. D.O.M Bottled in France January, 1935 37 LOWEST RATES EVER OFFERED AT THIS BEAUTIFUL FLORIDA RESORT HOTEL $5 — $6 — $7 a Day Including All Meals All Rooms With Bath THESE Attractive Rates WILL BE OFFERED AND MAINTAINED at beautiful Hotel Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, Flor ida. And in nowise will the high standards that have dis tinguished Hotel Charlotte Harbor for many years be altered. Hotel Charlotte Harbor rests on the shores of Charlotte Harbor, on the West Coast of Florida. It IS and will be MAINTAINED as one of Florida's finer hotels. Own golf course, tennis, trap and skeet shooting — quail shoot ing — salt and fresh water fishing — bathing in the won derful swimming pool of warm mineral water. Large, well furnished rooms with private hath. Beds have box springs, heavy mattresses. Table and service of particu lar excellence. Compare the rates, the splen did facilities and the sheer hotel quality of Hotel Char lotte Harbor and you will be convinced they represent FLORIDA'S FINEST VACA TION VALUE. Wire collect for reservations or write for booklet or further informa tion to the Manager, Mr. G. Floyd Alford, Jr. CHICAGO OFFICE— 509 SO. FRANK LIN ST.— WEBSTER 7788 HOTEL CHARLOTTE HARBOR in Punta Gorda in real tropical FLORIDA. ered mountains and the black sand beach of Kalpana. Ghostly drums beating, the dead kings march along the "King's Highway" in the deserted lava strewn district of Puna, fish gods of stone that are worshipped even to this day, petTO- glyphs carved in the rocks that may be seen only when the tide is low. Caves where kings lie wrapped in yellow feather cloaks. All these and more are to be found on the big island of Hawaii. There are, of course, the sugar plantations on Hawaii, Oahu, Maui and Kaui and the pineapple fields. There are coffee fields along the coast of Kona on Hawaii and the palace at Kailua in Kona that once housed the Hawaiian Kings. There is indeed romance still left to spare in the islands. ALOHA! Hide-Outs (Begin on page 29) the sun and a tiny brook, great oak trees protecting it, little hills and rises of ground surrounding it, offer' ing a perpetual invitation to explore and see what was on the other side. Bright green shutters and a green roof gave it a cheery look, and an old carriage lamp beside the door was there to guide your steps at night. Inside, the little house was as trim and neat and complete as any feminine hide-outer could wish for — with white ruffled curtains at the bed'room windows, simple maple furniture, candlewick bed-spreads, quaint lamps and lighting fixtures re sembling old coal-oil lamps. There were bathrooms and showers, and a kitchen as modern as all kitchens ought to be. In the living-room a Dutch door opened onto a screened'in porch where there was an out-of-door fireplace serviced by the same chimney as the great brick fireplace in the living-room. This latter room, I felt, was a place where one could read quietly if he desired, tucked up on a long sofa before the fire; or could drink hot tea out of lovely Chinese red and gold tea cups after a cross-country ride or hike in early spring, for there were well-filled book shelves on either side the fireplace, and a tea-table by one window. A Cape Cod firelighter, a brush, bellows, and a shining brass tea-kettle on a trivet stood ready on the hearth. Two old frigate lights ornamented either end of the mantel, above which was suspended a huge stuffed tarpon. Three walls were panelled in pine, the fourth being covered in a gay green and yellow hunting scene paper with tiny touches of henna in the huntsmen's coats. Brown and henna plaid draperies hung at the windows, below which electric heaters were set in the walls for use on unusually cold days in the spring and fall. One end of the living-room was used for dining purposes. There was also a flagged terrace outside in an ell of the little cottage for dining under the trees. In this house, I felt, eating would not be a solemn ritual confined to just one spot. It would be a perpetually varied adventure — breakfast on hot mornings on the terrace, steaks cooked in the open fireplace on the porch on cool evenings; picnics spread on the grass by the side of the brook. Here were, in fact, assembled in one delight ful spot all those things for comfortable in-door and out-door living which a real hide-out demands. The Warren place at Lake Geneva in contradistinction to this little New England cottage, was once upon a time a barn, an old-time barn of those generous pro portions characteristic of an earlier generation. When the big white-pillared house on the lake front to which the barn be longed, burned to the ground one night, the Warren family found themselves left with this long-unused stable consisting of a row of box stalls on one side, a harness room and capacious carriage space on the other, and a great wide area in the center for harnessing and hitching. Upstairs there were great haylofts and a coachman's quarters. Instead of rebuilding the lake front house, the Warrens decided to remodel and move into the old barn. These spacious barns of other days have much to recommend 38 The Chicagoan Fl REPLACE IN THE WARREN WEEK-END HOUSE WITH SPORTING PRINTS AND ODDS AND ENDS OF EQUINE EQUIPMENT ABOUT them architecturally. Their lines are usually simple and good. They are well and sturdily built, and are being snapped up all over the country for remodelling into summer homes and week end houses. Their owners become greatly attached to them because they are "different," and are conducive to a certain informality in living. The Warren week-end house, as it stands today has a mellow charm and atmosphere which a new house can never have. A visit to the basement to see the array of quaint old vehicles, standing there, remnants of another day — a phaeton, a surrey, a dogcart, a Stanhope, a Victoria — all in a solemn row — intensifies this feeling and stirs the imagination. Here was a house, I felt, where people loved to live vigorously in the out-of-doors. Snow shoes and skates told their own story of crisp winter days and winter sports, and a great fire place in the living-room told of warmth and cheer. In remodelling, no attempt was made to change the original character of the barn. One bed-room, belonging to the young daughter of the house, and decorated in the contemporary manner, together with thoroughly up-to-date bathrooms and kitchen are the only modern notes in the place. The old harness room is now the dining-room while the adjoining carriage space is occupied by a butler's pantry, kitchen and servants' dining- room. The box stalls, with the exception of one which is used as a card-room, were removed, and their space utilized for a staircase, two first floor bed-rooms, a bath and shower. Up stairs there are bed-rooms and baths for the use of guests. The immensely hospitable living-room is, of course, the focal point of interest, being completely dominated by a huge brick fireplace and an enormous hand-hewn beam across the center of the ceiling. The lighting fixtures consist of two sturdy old wagon wheels with lanterns suspended from them. Hay racks on either side of the fireplace hold the great logs and kindling for the fire, while a deer-head ornaments the over-mantel, and high up on the chimney breast are two small iron horse heads removed from now vanished hitching-posts. Curious old horsey prints, chintz draperies with a pattern of prancing horses, and handsome bits and bridles together with pieces of harness hang ing about on the walls help keep the room in character. Oriental rugs, couches before the fire, a grand piano, lamps and little tables make it comfortable and livable. Sliding doors across one end of the room roll back giving access to a screened porch and a driveway winding up over a hill to the lake. Here then are two modern hide-outs — one new, one remod elled; one keyed to a little simpler type of living than the other, each one charming in its own way, both admirably fulfilling their purpose as a place for easy, informal living away from the city. "Little houses," writes Katherine Mansfield, "are always best. A house is like an ark — one rides the flood in it. Little ones bob over the waves and can rest on the extreme tops of moun tains much better than great big ones." 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They want what Bismarck and the Hohenzollerns gave them, what Hitler is giving them: the iron fist. They are satisfied with their government press which prints only what Dr. Goebbels wants printed and only when he wants it printed. There is no market for foreign journals, even when they are not confiscated. There is a law against tuning in on Moscow in groups, but this ninetyfive per cent, is not interested in Moscow in or out of groups, and the few people who spend as much as $80 for a radio which receives every capital in Europe tune in on Paris or London or Prague only for music. "After a hard day's work, who wants to hear politics?" That is an unmodi' fied quotation from a conversation I had with a university educated business man in Berlin who is not a Jew and, at the same time, is not a Nazi. The overwhelmingly popular radio set in Germany — sponsored by the government — costs $15 and receives only local stations. The death of the press in Germany is in itself a tragedy. It was the best on the Continent. The Ulb stein paper in Berlin, Die Vossiche Zeitung, the oldest paper in Germany, has been discontinued, and the house of Ullstein, the leading publishers of Germany, has "changed hands." So too has the ownership of the great Fran\furter Zeitung of Frank' furt — the Manchester Guardian of Germany and the best known paper on the Continent. Four months ago the owner' ship of the Frankfurter Zeitung passed into the hands of "Aryans" after three generations of publication by the Simon family, its founders. No Jew may publish or edit a German paper. Fortunately the "Aryans" to whom the paper has been entrusted are to a degree independent in their beliefs, and the Frankfurter Zeitung, gelded as it is, is the only paper in Ger' many that dares publish anything that isn't handed out by the Ministry of Propaganda and National Enlightenment (more often Propaganda than National Enlightenment), and Herr Streicher, the Nazi chief in Franconia and the leader of the anti' Semitic movement, frequently warns the Fran\furter Zeitung against its "pre Jewish tendencies." Herr Streicher, who re cently posted in the streets of Nuremberg his denial that Herr Hitler had horsewhipped him, publishes two papers. Most of the Nazi leaders have blossomed into journalism in a big way. Dr. Ley, the leader of the Labor Front (compulsorily supplant ing all labor unions) publishes one of the largest in Berlin, the Deutsche Allemeine Zeitung, but by far the most successful paper in Germany — Herr Hitlers half interest in it has netted him almost a million dollars — is published by Dr. Alfred Rosen' berg, the father of the pagan "German mysticism" that has spread rapidly among the youth of the nation. Dr. Rosenberg, an old personal friend of Herr Hitler, has the title of Commis' sioner of the Fuhrer for the Supervision, Instruction, and Edu' cation of the Whole National Socialist Movement. The grow ing disquietude of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany was recently emphasized by the Bishop of Berlin, who, analyz' ing the historicity of Dr. Rosenberg's book, "The Myth of the Twentieth Century," already on the Papal Index, declared that the book "threatens the foundations of Christian faith and life." 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Inc. 40 The Chicagoa* outdoor sport; whatever it may be— ;is played every winter day on the mel low California coast. So, too, the vogue of the desert oases, of Phoenix and the Arizona resorts and ranches iround- about, was born of the warm drjygoljfof their winter si En route; there/ s match less Grail llmyon, and charm of londa, in |>anta Fe. So. iiona Fe! trail May I send oi imfolders on California, Aii Hna, Grand Canyon, and In Wmn-detours? W. j. MAC fm T- M- Santa ffl§i i.ferti Lines 1279 Railway ^H nde, Chicago, III DIANA HILL IS THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE CAST OF "STEVEDORE" AT THE SELWYN THEATRE. SHE SUFFERS AS A PAWN IN THE GAME OF MOB VIOLENCE AND RACE PREJUDICE catures Herr Hitler saying "beau travail" to the revolvers which were used in the Marseilles assassinations, is just as unanimously banned. The only foreign newspaper which has sizeably in' creased its circulation in Nazi Germany is the Baseler T^acht- richter, of Basel, a German-language paper. When the Klacht' richter is confiscated in Germany, the German papers are con' fiscated in Switzerland, much to the perturbation of Dr. Goebbels, whose propaganda among the German'speaking popu' lation of eastern Switzerland depends on the accessibility of his press there. During such crises as the "purge" of June 30 and the Evangelical church schism in October, the confisca tion of the foreign press is done on a wholesale basis. News paper vendors must tell customers that confiscated editions have been "sold out." Frequently the newspapers get on the stands before the Ministry of Propaganda and National Enlighten ment has got around to examining them. If something "inimi cal to the state" is discovered in a paper already on the stands, the following day's edition of the paper is sometimes seized. Thus any Berliner might have bought the London Times of October 12, might have turned to the editorial page, and might have read, under the heading, "Liberty in Germany" : ". . . The stories that are reaching this country of the fate of some of the interned Socialists and Communists create real doubts whether Germany ought still to be numbered among the nations whose methods are civilized. . . . Hideous rumours reach London, with every circumstantial evidence of truth, that political opponents are not released until their condition war rants that they can never more be dangerous to the Nazi regime. ... It is the proclaimed purpose of Herr Hitler to raise the morale of the German people, and his object must com mand universal sympathy; but no nation can be raised by meth ods that degrade humanity. In the meantime those who most desire the return of Germany on terms of full equality to the comity of nations are foremost in hoping that she will yet re gain that political religious freedom without which a nation can be neither wholly civilized nor wholly Christian." This edition of the newspaper that comes nearest to speaking the official mind of Great Britain somehow got by. The Eng lish-speaking population of Berlin was amazed at the Times' un wonted ferocity. The next day's paper, which contained nothing "inimical to the state," was confiscated. Germany will survive the winter- — economically. The ca pacity to obey and the capacity to suffer-and-like-it will carry WINES • CORDIALS VERMOUTH • COCKTAILS Ever since the days of the famous old Mouquin restau rants . . . where O. Henry scrawled masterpieces on tablecloths and Henri Mouquin of the vintages pre sided... the name "Mouquin" has stood for only the very fin est in wines, prepared cocktails, cordials, vermouths and gins. FREE (include 10c post age) the "Mouquin Epicure, a super-recipe and wine book. Address Mouquin, Inc. 160 E. 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Goering hasn't the 5,000, 10,000 or 20,000 airplanes he has been reported to have. Wars cost either money or credit, and Germany has neither. Berthou's plan of encirclement was too near realization for the revolvers of Marseilles to dissipate it. And France, disturbed as it is internally, and with all its eco nomic worries, has too many troops on the Saar frontier and too much support of those troops abroad to make a Nazi putsch after the January plebiscite anything better than fatal to Ger many. There is still conservatism in Germany, and the National So cialist government is sneaking it in at the side door of Wilhelm- strasse. It has to have conservatism because it cannot live with the world against it, and it has to take conservatism in at the side door because it has whipped the people to a degree of wor ship where any confession of infallibility is impossible. But even if the world holds off, it seems inevitable that National Socialism will in another year have to answer for its treatment of the Jews, the Catholics, the non-Nazi Protestants, the paci fists, the Socialists, the Communists, and that apparently deathless unorganized body of free thinkers and free believers who somehow survive the concentration camps of Dachau and Orianenberg. When the time to answer comes, I believe the peasantized people of Germany will remember the rigors of Na tional Socialism as a tea party. Germany will have shooting, inside or out. The one hundred and two different kinds of uni forms that are everywhere in Germany today are not uniforms for the defense of the German homeland; no people need uni forms for that. 42 The Chicagoan Beauty By the Handfull By Polly Barker DIM lights, soft music, romantic atmosphere, and a strong masculine hand holding soft feminine fingers across a cozy table for two. A very pretty picture and a very possible one when the hand is well cared for and lovely to look at as well as to hold. To many people, hands are as indicative of character as the face, so it's up to you to see that yours have all the glamour possible. The winter sports do grand things for the complexion, but hands need a lot of pam pering to keep them from becoming dry and chapped from the two extremes of out door cold and the excessive dryness of most heating systems. Age makes its first ap pearance in the hands, so keep the best beau fooled with smooth, soft fingers. To keep your hands soft and smooth in the winter, regu larity in the use of a hand lotion is of the greatest importance. A bottle of hand lotion in the desk, if you are a business woman, or conveniently handy if you are a home girl, will be a natural reminder to help you on the road to hand beauty. A greaseless, quick drying lotion is the best for daytime use, but the main thing is to use one often, so choose your own brand. For extreme cases of chapped hands there are several good hand creams designed for night use which really will do wonders in giving one the hand you love to touch. If your arms, and especially your elbows, as is often the case with the elbows, are on the difficult side, there is no law against using the cream on them too. One cream is a little more bother to use than some of the others, as it is to be applied hot, but it really does wonders at softening and nourishing. There are special mittens to wear over this cream which keeps it from being messy and aids in the softening at the same time. Some of the hand creams are on the opposite side and dry so quickly that they may be used in the day instead of a hand lotion. Both a lotion and a cream are necessary to keep the hands in their best condition. Why not beat old Father Time to it, and use your favorites so often that your hands will never be anything but lovely? Hand massage is important to keep the hands supple and graceful. Most beauty salons have a manicure which includes a massage, or you can have a special massage in addition to any one of the regular manicures. Too fat hands are even less attractive than too bony hands, and the correct massage treatment will remedy both of these evils. A nourishing cream may be used together with the correct movements to build up the tissues of the hand, or the opposite may be accomplished in much the same way as body contour is controlled. Until you have tried it you have no idea what a hand massage will do for your morale and sense of well being. Try a thorough massage and see if you don't feel and act like a new woman. Of course, well groomed nails with trim cuticle and a becom ing shade of nail polish will be as necessary to your peace of mind as a new hat. If you have been manicuring your nails in a rather casual manner in spare moments at home, treat yourself to a professional manicure to learn all the tricks and short cuts to nail beauty, and observe how thoroughly the mani curist treats each nail. There are some very complete kits for home manicures (perhaps you were lucky enough to receive one for Christmas). They contain everything necessary for a good MARLBORO AMERICA'S FINEST CIGARETTE Created by philip morris a co. i.td. inc. new york ^^afata/ mate, them a day jriom norm ^a/niSucyn/ncjmpomc^ Florida means sunshine, relaxation and just the kind of recre ation that YOU need and will enjoy. Nothing like a winter vacation to put you fit for the new year. Florida offers you EVERYTHING — bathing, fishing, hunting, golf, tennis, rid ing, racing — they're all there waiting for you. 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G 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. • 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 manicure, and used regularly will give you more than a little of that glamour. If you don't possess a complete manicure kit, it is a simple matter to assemble one. A nail file, emery boards, orangewood stick, manicure scissors, tweezers, cuticle remover, cuticle cream or oil and polish and remover are necessities. And don't forget to use the soap and water to soften the cuticle and make your manicure a success. There are so many brands and kinds of polish that the selec tion becomes a matter of personal preference. Some like the oily polish and remover, while others prefer the cream polish or perhaps a luminous or iridescent type, and some like the soft sheen of hand buffed nails or the lightest of transparent polishes. Professional manicures include as many types of polish and a more experienced hand apt to be more adept at applying the polish. Every beauty salon has its manicure department and it is often convenient to have a manicure while your hair is drying. For the amount of money spent, a manicure will give you a high percentage in beauty returns. Try a hot oil mani' cure given in many of the shops. It is especially good in winter. All shades of nail polish are permissible now in most circles, so you may have your choice of the colors from palest pink to deep red, including gold and silver and even blues and greens. Some of the iridescent polishes com' bine unusual colors with a lovely silver sheen, and are very effective for evening or even for daytime for the more dramatic type of person. Colored nails with gold or silver tips are most effective, or you may choose to go to the opposite extreme and cover the whole nail from base to tip with polish. The guide to your selection of shade should be the color of your hands and the color you will be wearing with that particular polish. For those who are unfortunate enough to break a few nails, or ruin their shape in other ways, there is still a means of having lovely hands for special occasions. Cleverly formed artificial nails may be applied and then shaped and polished just as your own. They are made from a substance which looks and feels just like the real thing. Glued to your own nails, they remain in place for some time, and are not as expensive as one might imagine. If you feel like being very exotic for some special occasion, they may be worn much longer than it is possible to wear your own nails without break ing them, and without the lapse of time necessary to acquire long nails naturally. For Hands Across the Table: Americe— Hand Lotion, Hand Cream. Marshall Field & Company. Elizabeth Arden— Velva Liquid, Hand Cream, Venetian Milk of Almonds, Cuticle Cream, Retiring Gloves, Bleachine Cream. Superbe Mits, Cream Glasier, L-Bow Straps, Nail Polish, Nail Paste, Polish Remover. Harriet Hubbard Ayer — Cuticle Softener, Cuticle Remover, Cutide Beautifier, Nail Bleach, Nail Polish and Paste, Cake and Enamel. Nail Grower, Nail Tint, Nail White, Emery Boards, Orangewood Sticks, Manicure Set. Madame Berthe — Nail Polish, Remover, Cuticle Remover. Blue Bird — Cream Nail Polish. Lane Bryant Beauty Salon, Davis Store Beauty Salon. B0URJ0IS — Evening in Paris Liquid Nail Polish and Remover Set. E. Burnham — Liliozone Lotion, Hand Massage Cream, Almond Meal, Cuticle Cream, Kalos Liquid Nail Polish, Nail Cake, Burnish, Mani Rosa Oil, Mani Rose Powder. Charles of the Ritz — Hand Cream, Hand Lotion. Mandel Bros., The Fair Store. Cutex — Manicure Sets, Liquid Polish, Cream Polish, Polish Remover, Oily Polish Remover, Hand Cream, Hand Lotion, Cuticle R*' mover, Cuticle Oil, Orangewood Sticks. Daggett & Ramsdell — Perfect Hand Lotion, Perfect Finishing Lotion Delettrez- — Honeysuckle Hand Balm, Nail Gloss and Remover Sets, Manicure Oil, Cuticle Cream, Nail Whitener Cords, Cuticle Solvent, Delettres Manicure in The Beauty Salon of Carson Pin* Scott fc? Co. Frances Denney — Hand Cream, Skin Balm. Marie Earle — Hand Cream, Special Nourishing Oil, Hand Lotion- Glazo — Bakelite Manicure Set, Leather Manicure Set, also individual manicure necessities. Barbara Gould — Hand Cream, Hand Lotion, Nail Polish, Polish Remover, Cuticle Remover, Manicure Sets. Dorothy Gray — Nail Polish, Polish Remover, Cream for Brittle Nails, Manicure Set. Guerlain — Rosat Oil, Rosat Wax, Oriental Powder, Jemme Powder, Liquid Polish. Hinds — Honey and Almond Cream. Houbigant — Quelques Fleurs Skin Lotion. Hudnut — Marvelous Hand Cream, Nail Enamel and Remover, DuBarry Hand Beauty Cream, Nail Enamel, Remover, Cuticle 44 The Chicagoah Remover, Cuticle Cream, Cuticle Oil, Nail White, Nail Polishes, Manicure Sets. JAQUET — Salon Manicure at Chas. A. Stevens' Powder Box. Maison Jeurelle— Seventeen Hand Lotion, Liquid Polish and Re mover Set, Manicure Preparations. Luminous Nail Polish— Used at the Mandel Brothers' Beauty Salon. AGNES MacGregor — Hand Lotion, Hand Balm, Agnes MacGregor Manicure in the Marshall Field 6? Co. Beauty Salon. NE'Teb — Artificial Nails — may be found at Charles A. Stevens' Powder Box. Ogilvie Sisters— Hand Cream, Cuticle Oil. Kathleen Mary Quinlan — Cuticle Cream, Cuticle Remover, Hand Cream, Hand Lotion, Nail Enamel and Remover. Revelon— Liquid Nail Polish, Remover, Polish Base. Helena Rubinstein — Hand Lotion, Hand Cream, Nail Groom, Adheron, Polishes and Removers, Salon Manicures. Peggy Sage — Salon Manicure Sets, Hand Lotions, Hand Cream. Peggy Sage Manicures may be obtained at Charles A. Stevens' Powder Box, Mandel Brothers' Beauty Salon and Saks Fifth Avenue Beauty Salon. Yardley — Milk of Lavender. Contract Bridge (Begin on page 30) when not to I think the best answer I could give would be — "Provided your partner's lead is an honest one — always return it, unless you have very definite information or reasons to the contrary. In the above simple examples I have shown you how it is possible to read the dummy and to add that information to the data given by your partner's lead. This combined information should govern your future play. There can never be a "fixed" or "iron clad" rule on the subject. Books (Begin on page 31) and not very vitally the while. A prose feat no less entertaining because performed chiefly for its own sake.— W. R. W. The Mystery Chef's Own Cook Book — Longmans : Every book column should have 'em and every pantry shelf. Here is one you can hand to Junior or the cook with assurance that a meal may be wrought; recordings of Radio's chef (Scot and former advertising man) who responded to hunger tension's call. Probably 10,000 or 10,001 (we'll include the chef) people assist us to prepare each meal (it's hard to believe in a kitchenette) but we'll take the credit. It is no sin to be a good cook so let's have the cooking hobby like Dumas, Whistler, Steinmetz and Caruso. — M. K. Our Cat — Baron Ireland — Doubleday, Doran: The life and times of Krazy, next to Don Marquis's Mehitabel, the most delightful cat in literature. The verses appeared originally in F. P. A.'s "The Conning Tower" in the Herald'Tribune. — D. C. P. Phantom Crown — Bertha Harding — Bobbs-Merrill : It takes a book of genuine merit to spear the holiday spirit. I take my thought in hand and pat the Phantom Crown cover. The tragic story of Maximilian and Carlotta of Mexico is one you'll never forget. Own it! — M. K. The Psalms for Modern Life — Arthur Wragg — Kendall ^ Sharp: Unless one be sensitively religious, he may never have appreciated how appropriate the Psalms can be in castigat' ing and interpreting life today. But the Psalms, when viewed with Mr. Wragg's fortyeight drawings which reflect with a reasoned passion the underlying brutality of our civilization, take on a stimulating significance. He who likes the book can count himself reasonably well socialized. Interesting to try out on people one knows. — V. W. A. Redirecting Education— Edited by Rexford C. Tugwell and Leon H. Keyserling — Columbia University Press: This volume will be reviewed in the forthcoming issue. Volume I — The United States — contains: 1. Social Objectives in Educa tion, by Rexford G. Tugwell; 2. Social Objectives in the Amer ican College, by Leon H. Keyserling; 3. Economics in the College, by Thomas C. Blaisdell, Jr.; 4. History in College, Chicago's Most Brilliant Event The Holiday Revue nightly in the beautiful Empire Room— Palmer House featuring DeROZE The Wonder Barman from Chez Maxim's The Sensation of the Generation (10:00 P. M. and 12:00 P. M. shows only) ROY CROPPER HARRIS, CLAIRE "Student Prince" in person AND SHANNON (Held over by popular demand) France's Favorite Dancers BOB RIPA TOMMY MARTIN Denmark's Juggling Genius A young man to be watched ABBOTT INTERNATIONAL DANCERS TED WEEMS' MUSIC First Show 7:30 Sharp Dinner $2.50 _ ., ,„ no cover charge LUNCHEON DANCING Minimum Charges Dinner $2.50 Every Saturday, 1 to 4 Supper $2.00 . . 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Craftsmen in Canvas 440 NORTH WELLS STREET Chicago SUPerior 9700 millie b. oppenheimer,inc the increased patronage ac corded this shop by well- groomed chi- cagoans is a flattering testi monial. ambassador west 1300 north state by Charles Woolsey Cole; 5. Political Science in the College, by Joseph McGoldrick. — M. K. A Scientist in the Early Republic — Courtney Robert Hall — Columbia: This study of the life of Samuel Latham Mitchell, 17644831, one of the most versatile American men of science of his time, is one of the first of a number of forth' coming biographies of scientific men by social historians. Of the men who laid the foundations of scientific America, Mitchell was the most energetic and most ingeniously wise. Professor Hall's research claims for Mitchell an important place in the advancement of American civilisation. In any case, one impor' tant inference is that the progress of civilization depends more on intellectual growth than on political smoothness. — M. K. The Search for the Northwest Passage — Trellis M. Crouse — Columbia University Press: An extended and punc tiliously detailed record of the efforts of valiant men to find a navigable way across the top of the continent during four centuries of exploration. A typographical adventure of the sort that none save a Byrd is likely to experience at first hand in these humdrum days of a landfast civilization.— W. R. W. Spain on Fifty Dollars — Sydney A. Clar\ — McBride: This inexpensive, efficient, compact guide like others in the Fifty Dollar Series is a good companion to have with you on the trip, better to read it before you go, brave traveler.- — M. K. Suzy — Herbert Gorman — Farrar & Rinehart: Here's a great story with all the historic atmosphere one could hope for and Suzy of American brand tossed in. War days in Paris give you the time and place and you'll have to read it to find out the rest. It is a swell book. Don't forget! — M. K. The Tin Box Parade — Milton Mac\aye — McBride: The thises and thats and the whereases and wherefores and all the mad and merry mystery play that spelled doom for Jimmy Walker and a handsomely completed looting of the city that was New York are paraded with the wholehearted candor and in the breezy vernacular of a metropolitan reporter writing with the brakes released and the motor wide open. Don't let this little number escape you. You may even find, as I did, the names of folks you think you know, and in the most surprising. connections. — W. R. W. Ulysses S. Grant — Robert R. McCormic\ — Appleton- Century : What with the press of holiday shopping and things like that, and what with the substantial girth of the volume and the measured tread of the author in the half 'dozen paragraphs attacked, I just haven't got around to reading what the publisher of the world's greatest newspaper, as it is called, thinks of the nation's greatest general. I give you, however, one guess. — W. R. W. The Victor Book of the Symphony — Charles O'Connell — Simon &? Schuster: This comprehensive guide covers over two hundred forty orchestral numbers of the greatest composers. Don't miss it, Keep'Your'Book Club members. No self 'respect' ing shelf will be without it — that is if the owner has the tiniest spark of interest in one of the finest arts. — M. K. ^^i^*^^*******^^*^' %/ou 11 w JJeLLqkw with the character and clever arrangement of Your Room ! You will find it so refreshing!) different to come home to your roon1 at Hotel Pearson. You'll respond gratefully to the cheerful harmony of the furnish ings, the smart, good taste, the clever originality of our architects and interior decorators who have made your room into a charming individual home for you. Lamps, drapes, coverings — all i" keeping with the mode. Moreover, a fine address — and rentals most inviting. hotel Pi (Tel Pearson East Pearson Street "Save me the next Yale one, Joe!" MAKING GOOD AT THEIR NEW JOBS/ <3> ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS For 78 years this school has been training the pick of the youth of the Middle West for positions of trust and respon sibility. World famous busi ness leaders are among its graduates. Courses include Business Administration, and Advanced Accounting, Execu tive Secretarial, Stenotypy, Comptometry, etc. Free plac ing on graduation. Visit the school, write or phone Ro* 1575 for catalog and information. Bryant & Stratton 18 South Michigan Ave. Chicago. 1" 46 The Chicago.** SZITA AND ANNIS, FRESH FROM EUROPEAN TRIUMPHS, NOW HEAD THE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE TERRACE GARDEN OF THE MORRISON HOTEL Music and Lights Holiday Spirit! Holiday Spirit! By Donald C. Plant THE new Holiday Revue in the Empire Room is as full of stars as the Table of Constellations in Funk 6? Wagnalls' practical standard dictionary (our copy of which just this moment was knocked off our desk into a puddle of dirty water on the floor that had got its start from our galoshes) . De Roze, the 'wonder bar man" from the Continent, seems to head the show, if you have to have such an entity. He's a magic-maker direct from Chez Maxim's in Paris, and appears only at the midnight show. Yet, maybe Bob Ripa, the Juggling Genius from Denmark, really heads the cast. Maybe he does. He is a nineteen year old, blonde, personable Dane who is the peer of jugglers. He works with India rubber balls, short batons and plates, uses as many as eight balls at one time and does all sorts of tricks with them. And nobody, we'll wager, has ever seen such balancing skill as he offers. Featured with these two are Harris, Claire and Shannon, one of Europe's favorite dancing trios; Tommy Martin, the clever sleight-of-hand performer; Roy Cropper, a holdover and the original "Student Prince," and others. Ted Weems' orchestra make the music. And just before Christmas the Palmer House introduced luncheon-dancing in the Empire Room — every Saturday after noon. Ted Weems and his outfit furnish the music. It's the first time that's been launched around here, and the Empire Room is a natural setting for this matinee amusement. It's also a good way to start the weekend. There is a new dance duo at the Terrace Garden that will probably become a sensation around these parts. Szita and Anis, they are, and they're the latest word in smart team dancing. They haven't been over here very long, but have a notable record behind them acquired in Europe's brightest spots. Anis, the male member of the duo, is an Beautuy. . . for your hair- eyes and hands Pcrmanents arc a special value at $5.95 including a stylist hair cut and preparatory treatment. Eye Beautifying includes lash and brow dye, eyebrow arch and a clean-up facial at $2.50. Eyes will be glamorous for 1935. Lovely Hands inspire romance. Treat yours to an oil manicure for 50c or an electric manicure at 35c. Your choice of seven shades of polish. Third Floor North THE DAVIS STORE BEAUTY SALON State, Jackson, Van Buren Telephone Wabash 9800 oh, where will you rest that tired head ? There's fuss enough gettins 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 CHICAGOAN hotel bureau — no obligation at all — Harrison 0035 Reservations in local hotels made for out-of-town readers upon request. January, 1935 47 "NEW-YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS" 1. To put the light of health into my tired topknot. 2. To keep it there with the skillful aid of WORLD-FAMOUS VIBRATORY SCALP MASSAGE! 3. To be faithful with my "home work", using the preparations advised by these hair experts. 4. To have regular professional treatments at the salons of MANDEL BROTHERS SAKS FIFTH AVENUE CHAS. A. STEVENS & COMPANY Preparations on sals at the above places as well as at MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY and CARSON PIRIE SCOTT & COMPANY Life is pleasant at the ORRINGTON Evanston's finest Hotel People who know fine living naturally gravitate to the Onington, for here they can enjoy a combination of the cultural advantages of a great University town and a delightful suburban society. They appreciate, too, the fine food in the three Orrington restaurants, the attend veness of employees, the tasteful and luxurious decor throughout. Rates are moderate on apartments of one to iour rooms. Single rooms, kitchenettes, private garage. The ORRINGTON EVANSTON, ILLINOIS M 4-4 Hungarian with Gypsy blood in his veins which accounts for his love of music and the dance. While touring Russia he met up with his lovely little partner, Szita, who at the time was bal lerina in the Imperial Russian Ballet. They decided to team up, and that's how the Morrison happens to be able to present them to Chicago's night life. They are particularly noted for their character dances. Their adagio is a flash of rhythmic grace, their character Russian dance is a knockout, their Modernistic Waltz is the five star final in futuristic dance interpretation, and their costumes are exquisite. Youthful, but completely capable, Stan Myers waves the baton, and his orchestra offer plenty of novelties — glee club work and soloists. The French Casino's new revue, Hello, Paris, Vienna, Hello, is a spectacle worthy as a follower of the Folies Bergeres, lovely young women, handsome costumes and European music-hall entertainers — upon which we shall report more fully. Smiling George Olsen and blonde Ethel Shutta continue to make the College Inn the bright spot it always ought to be. The Wednesday Notables Nights are a lot of all right. Sophie Tucker is still leading cheers at Mike Fritzel's and Joey Jacobsen's Chez Paree with Henry Busse's music, the Adorables and a floor full of entertainment. And the Holidays have been too heavy for us to get around to any other night harbors. CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT (Begin on page 4) SPORTS National Hockey League DECEMBER 30 — St. Louis Eagles vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Chicago Stadium. JANUARY I — Montreal Maroons vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Chicago Stadium. JANUARY 8— Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Chicago Stadium. JANUARY 13 — Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Chicago Stadium. JANUARY 20 — Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Chicago Stadium. JANUARY 27— St. Louis Eagles vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Chicago Stadium. Big Ten Basketball JANUARY 5— Indiana at Illinois, Ohio State at Iowa, Purdue at Wis consin. JANUARY 7 — Chicago at Iowa, Northwestern at Wisconsin, Purdue at Illi nois, Ohio State at Michigan. JANUARY 12 — Iowa at Northwestern, Chicago at Purdue, Illinois at Ohio State, Wisconsin at Indiana, Michigan at Minnesota. JANUARY 14 — Northwestern at Purdue, Illinois at Indiana, Iowa at Minne sota, Michigan at Wisconsin. JANUARY 19 — Minnesota at Chicago, Michigan at Illinois, Indiana at Iowa, Wisconsin at Northwestern. JANUARY 21 — Chicago at Ohio State, Northwestern at Michigan, Minne sota at Wisconsin. JANUARY 26— Ohio State at Northwestern. JANUARY 28— Ohio State at Chicago. Ice Skating JANUARY 6— Walton A. C. at Humboldt Park. JANUARY 20— Northwest Skating Club at Humboldt Park. Table Tennis JANUARY 6 — Viktor Barna, world's champion, and Sandor Glancz vs. picked United States team, Grand Ballroom, Stevens Hotel. OFF THE RECORD I STILL WANT YOU— Brunswick. And "Breakin' the Ice." Louis Prima and his New Orleans Gang play, with Prima doing the vocal choruses. SERENADE FOR A WEALTHY WIDOW— Brunswick. Hal Kemp and his Orchestra do this and "Got a Date with an Angel" and Skinny Ennis sings the choruses. HANDS ACROSS THE SEA— Brunswick. And "Flirtation Walk." Another Kemp disc with Mr. Ennis on the refrains. YOU'RE THE TOP — Victor. From Cole Porter's new musical comedy "Any thing Goes," with Mr. Porter singing. Reverse: "Thank You So Much Mrs. Lowsborough, Goodbye," from the same show. NARCISSUS — Brunswick. And "Nocturne" from "Two American Sketches." Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra perform nicely. PANAMA — Brunswick. With "Linger Awhile" on the other side. Both by Glen Gray and his unit. I'D LIKE TO DUNK YOU IN MY COFFEE— Brunswick. And "If It's Love," both from "Calling All Stars." Freddy Martin and his Orchestra offer them. ANYTHING GOES— Victor. And "All Through the Night," both from "Anything Goes." Paul Whiteman's Orchestra with Ramona singing. jfeSfig j*4U %MW.W Just the kind of a week end p'"1 ^Y^^ f°f active, sports - loving <l ' Chicago — tobogganing, skiing, skH>' ice-boating, snow-shoeing. E**1 River is our destination — J00' cozy Jack-o'-Lantern Lodge our h<* quarters. Won't you come alo $20 covers round trip rail f»* lower berth both ways InP* man, nighf s lodging and six m** Leave any Friday evening Back following Monday morr For North Woods Winter Sports rW> reservations, tickets, call, phone or V* H. G. VAN WINKU Gen'l Agent Pass'r Dt 148 S. Clark St. Phone Dearborn 2I-1 or Madison St. Stat" " Phone Dearborn 206* Chicago, III. ^w SHOES made to your MEASURE $10 HERE ... at last is the solution to your foot and shoe problems. The kind of foot comfort that you have always dreamed of has at last become a realization. You need no longer gambl< with your feet. We take inf pressions of your feet, mskf lasts for you alone and build- scientifically correct and fash ionably smart, shoes to fit your feet at no extra cost. J. F. MURRAY & CO 27 East Monroe St. DEA. 9328 4TH FLOOR LEONARD ROSENQUIST Clothes for particular men — made uncommonly well 310 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE Read Current Entertainment A concisely critical survey of the civil' iz;ed interests of the Town on page 4 of this and every issue of THE CHICAGOAN The Chicago.^ 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. AND AN ALL-STAR CAST OF BROADWAY LUMINARIES DINNER SEKVED NIGHTLY «o Cover Charge at Any Time • 2 BANDS HENRY BUSSE AND HIS MUSIC *INO RINALOO AND ORCHESTRA •¦KAGO'f SMARTEST JUPPE R CLUB P U i J *W DELAWARE LYONS INE WINES, LIQUEURS WD FRUIT CORDIALS THE E. G. LYONS ee RAAS CO. *7 Dumi. St. San FranciKo 403 E. Illinois St. Nilotic Lot Angeles Chicago FREDDIE HANKEL, ALWAYS A FAVORITE OF THE TOWN NIGHT- LIFERS, WHO WAVES THE BATON IN THE MURAL ROOM OF THE BREVOORT AHE NANI KAUAI — Brunswick. And "Palissa." Sol Hoopii and his Nov elty Quartette, consisting of string bass, uke, guitar, bass steel guitar, do both. IT'S HARD TO SAY GOODBYE— Brunswick. And "Oh! Lady, Be Goodl from that show which you remember. Both done by Sol Hoopii. I'VE GOT AN INVITATION TO A DANCE— Brunswick. And "One Little Kiss" from "Kentucky Kernels." Another Hal Kemp pressing. WHEN LOVE COMES SWINGIN' ALONG— Brunswick. And "Say When," both from "Say When." Freddy Martin and his Orchestra do them. , THE WORLD IS MINE— Brunswick. Inspired by the film The Count ot Monte Cristo." Lanny Ross sings with Nat Finston and his Paramount Recording Orchestra. They offer "Water Under the Bridge" on the other side. WERE YOU FOOLIN'? — Brunswick. And "Blue Moon." Ted Fio Rito and his Orchestra present both numbers. TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR WORDS— Brunswick. And "When You're in Love." Both from "Wake Up and Dream." Another Ted Fio Rito disc. SUMP'N 'BOUT RHYTHM— Brunswick. And "Saddest Tale." Duke Elling ton composed both and he and his Orchestra play them. TABLES Dusk Till Dawn GOLD COAST ROOM— The Drake. Superior 2200. Ferde Grof6 and his orchestra play and the Karre Le Baron Trio dance daringly. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Franklin 2100. The goodole Byfield Basement with smiling George Olsen and his orchestra and his lovely blonde wife, Ethel Shutta. Wednesdays are Notables nights. MARINE DINING ROOM — Edgewater Beach Hotel. Longbeach 6000. Herbie Kay and his orchestra, Alta Warsawska and her Petit Ballet. James Kozak's concert orchestra plays from 6 to 8 P. M. JOSEPH URBAN ROOM— Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Josef Cher- niavsky directs the orchestra, Robert Royce sings, the Rodions dance. EMPIRE ROOM— Palmer House. Randolph 7500. The new Holiday Revue includes De Roze, the "wonder bar man" from the Continent; Bob Ripa, Denmark's juggling genius; Harris, Claire and Shannon, dance trio; Roy Cropper and others. Ted Weems' music. CHEZ PA REE— Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1655. A grand show with a lot of talent headed by Sophie Tucker, including the Ado- rabies. Henry Busse's band. FRENCH CASINO— Clark and Lawrence. Longbeach 2210. Johann Strauss and a complete new European production, "Hello Paris, Vienna Hello." Tom Gerun's orchestra. 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. TERRACE GARDEN— Morrison Hotel. Franklin 9600. A splendid new show and Stan Meyers and his Morrison Hotel orchestra. Romo Vincent is still M. C. , , ¦ . 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. . OLD HEIDELBERG— Randolph near State. Franklin 1892. Herr Louie, The Weasel, Original Hungry Five, and excellent food. ASK BARKEEP HOW 'BOUT ROUND -TRIP TICKET Billy Baxter High-Balls Get You There . . - Red Raven Splits Bring You Back . . WE LOOK AFTER YOU COMING AND GOING The ticket office! Oh yes . . . At fancy dealers, hotels, cafes or clubs. Ask the Man and travel the Billy Baxter— Red Raven Way. Before starting, write for de scriptive booklets telling Why and How. THE RED RAVEN CORPORATION CHEiWICK, PA. OTTO SCHMIDT WINE CO. DISTRIBUTORS FOR CHICAGO 1229 S. Wabash Avenue 5 IN THE GOLD COAST ROOM Smart Chicago gathers nightly for diversion and dancing in the dis tinguished Gold Coast Room of The Drake. Enter tainment, brilliant music, fine food and choice liquors offer an evening of sparkling gaiety. featuring FERDE GPOFE AND MS ORCHESTRA DINNER $!?* Saturday $2 MINIMUM CHARGE NO COVER CHARGE ANUARY, 1935 49 I J J JJ00 and his MORRISON HOTEL ORCHESTRA at the 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SZITA and ANIS The Amazing Dance Duo THE VIRGINIA O'BRIEN GIRLS Dinner... $1.50 Minimum after 9 p.m.... $1.00 Saturday, $1.50 STILL in the spotlight oh Public Favor For good Food and Liquid Refreshment there is only one $A L L Y ' S 4650 Sheridan Road OUR COCKTAIL LOUNGE is utterly different and delightful eat atWAGTAYLES THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD THEy ARE OPEN ALL THE TIME 1M0 fJhl/Jtsrffl/iTTfri- ^tJ/iAA FELLS ORIGINAL LONDON DRY GIN FILMS DEVELOPED Any size, 25 cents coin, includ ing two enlargements. Work • guaranteed — Service prompt. CENTURY PHOTO SERVICE BOX 829, LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN Several dining Several note- visit. now, Morning — Noon — Night PALMER HOUSE — State, Monroe, Wabash. Randolph 7500. The splen did Empire Room, the Victorian Room, and the swell Bar. THE DRAKE — Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Several dining rooms and always impeccable service. MORRISON HOTEL— 70 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. rooms and the traditionally superb Morrison kitchen. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. worthy dining rooms and of course, College Inn. And able bartenders at the bars. CONGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Congress. Harrison 3800. Here the fine old traditions of culinary art are preserved. And there's the famous Merry-Go-Round Bar and the new Eastman Casino. THE STEVENS— S. Michigan at Balbo. Wabash 4400. The Boulevard Room and Continental- Room for fine dining. 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. THE BLACKSTONE— Michigan at 7th St. Harrison 4300. Unexcelled cuisine and always the most meticulous service. 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. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chestnut. Superior 2380. The service and the a la carte menus in the Cafe are hard to match. 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. Luncheon — Dinner — Later HORN PALACE— 32 Plymouth Court. Webster 0561. Excellent cuisine and a bar with bartenders who really know the art of mixing. Try their potatoes a la Donahue. 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. L'AIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. A grand place to Handsomely furnished, able catering, private dining rooms and, 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. ; 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. 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. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0840. Corned beef and cabbage and other good old American dishes. WAG~TAYLE'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 Amer ican 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. 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. 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. 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. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. Delaware 2020. Famous 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. 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 4585. A smart dining spot where Evanstonians to meet and eat. FRED HARVEY'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. and select cuisine, and its tradition, make it a favorite eating spot THE SPA — Jackson and Michiqan. Webster 3785. The food is good and the bartenders able, and Nel and Clyde entertain back of the bar. Evanston. Greenleaf and north siders like Superiority of service CHICAGO There is only one Chicago. You like it or you don't. You take it or leave it. We like it and we take it, which is not quite the same as saying that we take it and like it, and we make no alibis for it when it is bad nor wreathe it with roses when it is very- very good. We just be lieve in it and that's the way that is. There is only one CHI CAGOAN, likewise, and you like it or don't and you take it or not, and that'* as it should be. We don't ask you to make an alibi for it when it is bad nor pin posies in its hair when it is very, very good. It strives to be as much like Chicago as possible. It seeks to be no better and no worse, for to be either would contradict its title- We believe in The Chi- cagoan and that's the way that is. Now what we believe and what you believe may be identical or very differ ent things. We are im pelled by certain tangible factors to the conclusion that a complimentary pro portion of the total num ber of you believe as we do about Chicago and THE CHICAGOAN. We believe in stating the case at about this time each year for those who came in late an« that's the way that is. The CHICAGOAN 1 here are three diiierent lVlartinis Jtifce Many people order a Martini as they would a glass of water, absent-minded ly. This is what lawyers call a Tort— and what we call failing to get the most out of life. Many choke down Drys when they would really enjoy Regulars. Many merely tolerate Regulars when Mediums are their dish. There are three kinds of Martinis! Ourselves, we have a fine open-mind- edness about which Martini. We simply want you to like Martinis as much as possible. So we suggest you line up all three kinds some quiet evening, take a taste of each — and see which you really prefer. As you know, they are made this way (starting with 2 parts gin) : Regular Martini: 1 part "Italy," Ver mouth. Medium Martini :Vz part "Italy," J/2part "Dry" Vermouth. Dry Martini: 1 part "Dry" Vermouth. 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