February j 1935 *tk Price 25 Cents e CUICAGOAN Hi Hi ¦ I mm m^ 'Mr mm #*; v G ? ¦'/..'. Chicagoana - - Stage - - Cinema - - Sports - - Motors Travel - - Music - - Books - - Fashions - - Beauty By EDWIN C. HILL, The Flying Reporter • Omaha: Pilot Jack Knight, one of 25 United "Million Milers", let me listen to a conversation between two planes flying 300 miles to the west. 'Two way radio is remarkable, yes," said this veteran. "But it's only one of many things we've developed to make United Air Lines into a complete, dependable and popular transportation system— the world's largest." • Cleveland— Tommy was 12 days old. His mother, Mrs. Arthur Lybarger decided to take him 325 miles to Chicago "to see grandma." "Oh, he likes flying. Sleeps in a basket be side me. The United steward esses fix his bottle — they're nurses, you know." Tommy is a 5 months old veteran now, with several trips to his credit. • Los Angeles: "I love to sleep in a United plane," said G. F. Grignon. "It's like napping in a morris chair before the fire at your favorite club. And you have a stewardess to attend you." But most passengers who get out into this western scenery, on the day flights at least, are too busy enjoying the view to sleep. • Chicago : I found Mr. T. A. Harwood, whose firm makes surgical dressings, interested in mail and express space on United planes. "We fly a lot ourselves," he said, "but we wouldn't be without United's dependable air express service for our shipments to distant places." • Only United's popular direct Mid-Con tinent route links all Pacific Coast cities to the Middle West and East. Most frequent Coast to Coast — Chicago, New York service. Every plane with 2 pilots and stewardess. 3-mile-a-minute Boeing twin- engined transports flown exclusively. Reservations: United Air Lines Offices, travel bureaus, Postal, Western Union. • Seattle — Europe buys United-type planes. There's news — a famous European air line comes to the U. S. for passenger planes. But why not? Our own United flies 5 million more passenger miles in a year than all the British, German and French lines combined, and every mile of United's 40,000 plane-miles per day is with these famous big twin-engined Boeings. UNITED AIR LINES FLIES MORE PASSENGERS, MORE PLANES, MORE MAIL, MORE MILES THAN ANY OTHER LINE IN THE WORLD l^lZdr ife ^^fosicie, - • FIELD'S SEMIANNUAL SALE OF SHOES Every pair of shoes in our stock specially priced during February With all the assurance of thousands of values, famous makes and high fashion . . . the Shoe Sale goes into action. From the exclusive Shoe Salon to the Young Moderns' section Field quality shoes are grouped in special sale prices. During February your selection is practically unlimited . . . your savings as well! Women's and Young Moderns' (5 th Floor). The Store for Men(2nd Floor). Children's (4th Floor). Also in Evanston, Oak Park and Lake Forest Stores FOR WOMEN: Field Aristos, Field Arch Preservers, Dr. Lockes, Field Peacocks, Young Moderns, Antiochs. FOR ME IV: Field Aristos, Field Arch Preservers, F'ield Comfopedics, J^eld Anatomiks. FOR CHII.DRE1V: Field Nature Jurors, Field Comfopedics, Field Specials, Yoling Teens. MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY h BRUARY, 1935 CONTENTS for CJebruaryi CODE Page I MODE AMONG THE MOTORS, by Burnham C. Curtis 7 EDITORIAL COMMENT 9 CHICAGOANA 12 AS THE SNOW FLIES, by A. George Miller 13 SONG OF THE SOUTHLAND, by Putney Haight 15 PILGRIMAGE TO GERMANY— III, by Milton S. Mayer 17 CIVILIZED CINEMA, by William R. Weaver 18 IGOR STRAWINSKY 19 MUSIC, by Karleton Hackett 20 STAGE, by William C. Boyden 21 AIDEEN O'CONNOR 23 PANAMA, by Carl J. Ross 24 MOUNT VERNON, by Harry J. Owens 25 PORTRAIT OF A SUNRISE, by Don Wallace 26 MICHIGAN BOULEVARD 29 MEET THE MOTORS, by Melvin Adams 32 FASHIONS, by Mary O'Connell 33 CONTRACT BRIDGE, by E. M. Lagron 34 SPORTS, by Kenneth D. Fry 37 BEAUTY, by Polly Barker 39 BOOKS, by Marjorie Kaye 49 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, Paramount Bldg., Los Angeles; Russ Bldg., San Fran- cisco. U. S. subscription, $2.00 annually; Canada and Foreign, $3.00; single copy 25c. Vol. XV, No. 6, February, 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 ROBERTA— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2561. Tamara, Odette Myrt!l. Fay Templeton and other clever people in Jerome Kern's and Otto Harbach's "Roberta," an outstanding musical comedy and a distinct success. EARL CARROLL'S VANITIES— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Cen tral 8240. Ken Murray, Chaz Chase, Helen Charleston and others i" big noisy revue. Opens January 27. One week only. Drama SHOWBOAT DIXIANA— North Branch, Chicago River, at Diversey Part way. "Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl" is now playing. STEVEDORE— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. An exciting and controversial play presented by the Drama Union of Chicago cooperat ing with the Theatre Union of New York. L'AIGLON— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Eva La- Gallienne comes here in Clemence Dane's adaptation of Rostand's fa mous play. Opens February 4. ODE TO LIBERTY— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Ina Claire in smart adaptation from French. With Walter Slezak. Opens middle of February. The third American Theatre Society play. ABBEY THEATER PLAYERS— Harris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. Irish Players in their famous repertoire of plays by Sean O'Casey, Yeats and others. GLOBE THEATER PLAYERS— Studebaker, 418 S. Michigan. Harrison 2792. The young players from Merrie England are presenting more and mor« effectively their tabloid versions of Shakespeare. SPORTS Big Ten Basketball FEBRUARY 2 — Purdue at Chicago, Minnesota at Iowa. FEBRUARY 4 — Chicago at Minnesota, Ohio State at Purdue, Indiana at Vanderbilt. FEBRUARY 5— Notre Dame at Illinois. FEBRUARY 9 — Illinois at Chicago, Notre Dame at Northwestern, Minne sota at Indiana, Iowa at Ohio State, Purdue at Fordham, Michigan at Michigan State, De Pauw at Wisconsin. FEBRUARY I I— Northwestern at Ohio State, Chicago at Wisconsin, Iowa at Indiana, Minnesota at Michigan, Purdue at Temple. FEBRUARY 16 — Northwestern at Marquette, Illinois at Purdue, Indiana at Wisconsin, Michigan at Iowa. FEBRUARY 18— Michigan at Northwestern, Ohio State at Illinois, Indiana at Purdue. FEBRUARY 23 — Iowa at Chicago, Northwestern at Indiana, Illinois at Minnesota, Purdue at Ohio State, Wisconsin at Michigan. FEBRUARY 25 — Chicago at Illinois, Purdue at Indiana, Iowa at Michigan, Wisconsin at Minnesota. FEBRUARY FEBRUARY FEBRUARY FEBRUARY FEBRUARY FEBRUARY FEBRUARY FEBRUARY JANUARY National League Hockey 3 — New York Americans vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Stadium- 5 — Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Stadium- 10 — New York Rangers vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Stadium- 17 — Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Stadium. 24 — Montreal Maroons vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Stadium- 26 — Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Stadium- Ice Skating 2 — Western Open Indoor meet at Chicago Stadium. 3 — Medinah C. C. Olympic Invitation Derby. Boxing 31 — Tony Canzoneri vs. Leo Rodak, at Chicago Stadium. CINEMA BROADWAY BILL— Warner Baxter, a horse and a lot of swell bit play ers in the best race track story ever screened. (Don't miss it.) IMITATION OF LIFE— Louise Beavers, Claudette Colbert, Warren Wil liam, Ned Sparks and a corps of able assistants contrive a performance that narrowly misses greatness. (See it.) GENTLEMEN ARE BORN— Franchot Tone gets away with a story about H* the Cadillac clientele finer cars at lower prices it not significant that among fine ''tor cars America gives such sub- ntial patronage to Cadillac? Signifi- N and logical, for, after all, Cadillac Standard of the World, and natu- % has developed an appreciative "¦ntele. Those who desire the finest personal transportation have been *'^k to realize that in 1935, as in all <rs past, the motor car mode is **Mished by Cadillac. And when one Aiders that the 1935 Cadillacs are ' only finer in quality but lower in v-e— that they offer values that are *y superior ... it seems strikingly '"lent that Cadillac will continue to 'joy well-earned first preference *^ng America's fine -car devotees. 'H£ jmOTOR CAR MODE IS *TABLISHED BY CADILLAC EBRUARY, 1935 college men and the unemployment problem, not marvelously but well enough. (Maybe.) THE MIGHTY BARNUM — Wallace Beery, Adolphe Menjou and a tremend ous cast in a tremendously interesting biography. (Yes.) IT'S A GIFT — W. C. Fields in a slight recession from his all time high. (Still a good buy.) FORSAKING ALL OTHERS — Robert Montgomery, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Charles Butterworth and associates in a society story that doesn't take itself too seriously. (Look in.) ROMANCE IN MANHATTAN — Ginger Rogers and Francis Lederer trans act a deal of drama before everybody decides on a comedy finish that, therefore, clicks. (Might as well.) THE LITTLE MINISTER — Katharine Hepburn's performance of Barrie's popular classic is the best of the many the screen has offered and in many respects her most legitimate success. (Of course.) GAMBLING — George M. Cohan gets little enough help from support nor needs it in a play just stagey enough for his personality and not too stagey for enjoyment. (By all means.) MUSIC IN THE AIR — John Boles, Gloria Swanson, Douglas Montgomery, Joseph Cawthorne and distinguished associates sing Jerome Kern's score adequately in a picture ranking just second to One Night of Love in its class. (Yes.) SWEET ADELINE— Irene Dunne, Ned Sparks, Hugh Herbert, Donald Woods and (again) Joseph Cawthorne sing (another) Jerome Kern score in a picture ranking neck and neck with the above mentioned. (Yes, again.) THE PRESIDENT VANISHES— Just about the most stimulating, interesting, exciting and altogether novel melodrama these eyes have looked upon since way back when. (Surely.) INTERNATIONAL HOUSE— 5859 Dorchester Ave.— The Renaissance So ciety presents Gold (German) on February 4 and 5, Crainquebille (French with English titles) II and 12, Laughter Through Tears (Yid dish with English titles) 18 and 19 and L'Ami Fritz (French) 25 and 26. (One likes this sort of thing or doesn't and who am I to tell you?) TABLES Dusk Till Dawn JOSEPH URBAN ROOM— Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Josef Cher- niavsky directs the orchestra. Robert Royce sings. 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. FLORIDA ROOM— St. Clair Hotel, Superior 4660. Balmy and tropical with colored awnings, warmth, charm. Jimmy Bell and his colored Tampa Tunesters play. CHEZ PAREE — Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1655. A grand show with a lot of talent, including the Adorables. Gus Arnheim's orchestra. FRENCH CASINO— Clark and Lawrence. Longbeach 2210. Johann Strauss is no longer present but the new European production, "Hello Paris, Vienna Hello," still packs the place. Tom Gerun's orchestra. CONTINENTAL ROOM— Stevens Hotel, S. Michigan at Balbo. Wabash 4400. Handsome new room with Keith Beecher and his orchestra and a new revue with Countess Emily von Losen, Lucille Lang, Garon and Bennett. TERRACE GARDEN— Morrison Hotel. Franklin 9600. A splendid new show and' Stan Meyers and his Morrison Hotel orchestra. The O'Brien Girls dance. WALNUT ROOM— Bismarck Hotel. Central 0123. Art Kassel and his "Kassels in the Air" orchestra and a new floorshow. GOLD COAST ROOM— The Drake. Superior 2200. Ferde Grofe and his orchestra play and the McNally Sisters entertain. 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; James Kozak's concert orchestra plays from 6 to 8 P. M. HARRY'S NEW YORK BAR— 400 N. Wabash. Delaware 3527. Joe Buckley and orchestra play for tea dancing. Paul Mare and his orches tra play evenings. OLD HEIDELBERG— Randolph near State. Franklin 1892. Herr Louie, The Weasel, Original Hungry Five, and excellent food. 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. 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. MORRISON HOTEL— 70 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. Several dining rooms and the traditionally superb Morrison kitchen. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Several note worthy dining rooms and of course, College Inn. And able bartenders at the bars. CONGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Congress. Harrison 3800. Here the fine old traditions of culinary art are preserved. And there's the famous Merry-Go-Round Bar and the new Eastman Casino. 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. 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. Luncheon — Dinner — Later 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. Superor 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. WAGTAYLE'S WAFFLE SHOP— 1205 Loyola Avenue. Briargate 3989. Another north side spot popular with the late-at-nighters. THE VERA MEGOWEN RESTAURANT— 501. Davis, Evanston. Greenleaf 4585. A smart dining spot where Evanstonians and north siders like to meet and eat. FRED HARVEY'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. Superiority of service and select cuisine, and its tradition, make it a favorite eating spot. THE SPA — Jackson and Michigan. Webster 3785. The food is good and the bartenders able, and Nel and Clyde entertain back of the bar. 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. 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 visit. Handsomely furnished, able catering, private dining rooms and, now, lower prices. SALLY'S WAFFLE SHOP— 4650 Sheridan Road. Sunnyside 5685. One of the north side's institutions; grand place for after-a-night-of-it break fast. WHITE HORSE TAVERN— 2730 N. Clark. English cocktail room and fine foods, especially for the late-at-nighter. Smiling "Bunny" Jensen is manager. MRS. SHINTANI'S— 743 Rush. Delaware 8156. Interesting Japanese restaurant specializing in native suki-yaki dinners. PHELPS & PHELPS COLONIAL TEA ROOM— 6324 Woodlawn. Hyde Park 6324. Serving excellent foods in the simple, homelike Early Ameri can style with Colonial atmosphere. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Michigan. Superior 1184. What with its lovely little courtyard, it's something of a show place and always well attended by the better people. 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— 101 I Rush St. Delaware 1492. Originator of the justly famous smorgasbord. Food in the atmosphere of Old Sweden- Cocktail hour at five o'clock. OFF THE RECORD YOU'RE THE TOP— Brunswick. And "All Through the Night." Both from "Anything Goes" and both played by Hal Kemp with Skinny Enrtis singing. Cole Porter's songs, you know. ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID— Brunswick. Walter O'Keefe, The Broadway Hillbilly, sings this little number and "The Bearded Lady" on the other side. YOU FIT INTO THE PICTURE— Brunswick. With "You Didn't Know M« From Adam" on the other side. Played by Don Bestor and h"» Orchestra. ANYTHING GOES— Brunswick. And "I Get a Kick Out of You," bo* from "Anything Goes" and played by Leo Reisman and his Orchestra 6 The Chicagoa* (bditonal .... WE'VE been as attentive as most to the lay and professional Townsends' schemes for making everything come out even in this best of pos sible worlds. And we've tried not to notice the frequent intrusion of the human equation into the best laid plans *>f mice and men. Nor were we in despair of all yet com ing right when the January subzero spell presented us with an idea which we give herewith to any or all members of Congress for presentaton at their pleasure. The idea is almost too simple. It requires only a little preliminary investigation and involves no administrative expense whatever. The suggestion is that Congress enact legislation which will compel all persons to refrain from work of any kind on those days of the year when the temperature rises above ninety degrees or sinks below, say, twenty. The precise stopping and starting temperatures would be worked out, of course, by studying the weather Imreau reports for the past quarter century and adjusting the averages to the unemployment percentages in such a way as to make the enforced leisure of the whole popula tion exactly great enough to require the labor of the whole population during the work periods. Professor Moley Could dig up the answer to that one on a moment's notice. And no politician in any party and no administrator appointed in any fashion and no bureaucracy recruited from any source could coerce, bribe or in any other man ner influence the thermometer. We give you Eutopia. I^HIS is as good a time as any to talk about the carrying on of exposition activities in one form or another on the lakefront site. Especially as it appears that talking about it is destined to be the chief activity. But that's an ill tempered remark. It's born of impatience and disre gards the slightly shadowy but unquestionably tangible proceedings of the committee appointed by Mayor Kelly to do something about arranging for a perpetual attraction that will perform for the community the varied services performed last year and in the year before by the World's Fair. It seems to us that these proceedings are needlessly '•hadowy. The meagre reports issued following committee meetings have been secreted by the newspapers far back on lefthand pages. The news of what really goes on in these sessions, if it is really news, calls for front page dis play and radio broadcast. The ultimate success of any undertaking that may be launched is directly and wholly dependent upon public interest. All of the people must know all about all that is planned or happening all of the The Resourceful Sandor Conceives an Escutcheon for Vincent Bendix time if all of the people are to accord the completed proj ect the personal and personally reeruited support required to make a project of this kind worthwhile. It is not too early — -may it not turn out that it is too late — to release the glad tidings if there are any. 'F'HE motor men are on hand again with new models. The motor men never say die. The world knows no optimist so serenely confident as the gentleman who sold you last year's car when he returns to sell you a new one. Maybe it would be a good idea to compel every growing boy, and perhaps every girl now that things are as they are, to serve three years in the sales service of the auto mobile industry. We might achieve a nation capable of the confidence everybody seems to think would be the answer to everybody's problems. But this year the motor salesman's confidence is genuine. Not only the sales figures support it, but the cars as well. The gadget era is over. The freak epoch ended with the acceptance of streamlining by all hands. Sales conversa tion turns now to quality. Workmanship and materials are returning to par in quoted reasons why the current year's product is finer than any previous year's product. And these are ingredients older than automobiles and sounder than novelty and safer than trick brakes or what have you. The lot of the motor salesmen is happier than ever. So is his customer's. t {o* <*** a\/u a t ii jiCW Q0s tfW etifr 2^3S *ck **tf 4 4a ^i>, eVet °dU( eHc, ?ce ^ yet in^--ous^dzese^>bru^ Jgutt to *efe <3te< ^s #e^ ?esy. CM r#? }ut ide you Vi*. . »h tC'' ^tel *»Sf eA ¦ y afe f * c/>ojCf, -far *ho e^i>. . c/e^ *°*tfe ^7^ ^ 54 sc0 £/ -^ <3ty ^ ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE ^ 8 The Chicago* THERE is unpremeditated snow on the rooftops of the Black Forest. A north wind passes through the Avenue of Flags without a flutter. The gondolas that are Amos and Andy and Madame Queen slumber at the gaunt tower of the Sky Ride. Rows of booths gape for loss of souvenirs and hamburger sandwiches. The turnstiles that registered forty million admissions are locked. The prodigious Havoline Ther mometer tells no neon temperature. Curfew has rung in the Streets of Paris. Posted outside the ruins of the Sears-Roebuck Building is a sign which reads: Goldman Wrecking Company, All Materials for Sale on Premises. A mirage has vanished; The Oasis is a vacant lot. Slashed ribbons of steel cling to the skeleton of the General Motors Building. The volcano in Hawaiian Gardens is extinct. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology have called it a day, and left their Hall untenanted. And where once were locomotives and diamonds, neo- classical shower baths and photo-electric eyes, Treasurers of Taoism and midgets, machine guns and the Chalice of Antioch, are heaps of snarled tin and bruised lunv ber, stacks of dirty wall board. Huddled in dim corners are the ghosts of a hundred lit' tie receiverships. Their gates sealed, the villages of Belgium, Tunis, Spain, have turned into plaster; their clocks, run down, are doomed to contradiction. Wasted is the light of Arcturus; Sally's bubble is burst; a world has come to an end. COPS Do you remember the vicinity of the Michigan Avenue bridge when the old Rush Street bridge was the vortex of the area? If you do, you have a picture in your mind now that is in complete contrast with the steel, stone and concrete that enhances the site today. If you don't remember old South Water street, or never saw it, no descrip' tion we can give would recreate its ancient flavor. Everything there has been changed — except the Dineens! They're the police officers who direct traffic in the area. Michael Dineen was assigned to South Water Street when it held solid lines of commission wagons and was squalid with the filth of fowls and fetid with over-ripe fruit and decayed vegetables. Officer Michael Dineen is still on South Water Street, but he is directing Chicago's most fashionable motor traffic at the Michigan Avenue intersection. John Dineen, who gets the same family name from coincidence and not from rela- tionship, and who had the prosaic job of standing around at the south end of the Rush Street bridge twenty-five years ago, now is assigned to the south end of the too s^«*rec "The chairman of the Committee just called, Mr. Swadgely, and said you'll have to get more of the Classical Greek feeling into this." Michigan Avenue bridge and watches Chi cago's elite trek by in colorful day-by-day parade. In a quarter of a century they changed the bridge, changed all the neighboring streets, entirely changed the banks of the river, and then changed all the buildings, new ones for old — but they didn't change the policemen! All passes — the Dineens alone endure! /~** a -rr Two of the most out- \J/\ I ^ standing among the classes of gun toters in our town are, naturally, the law-enforcing officers and the law-break ing hoodlums. But how shall we classify the information clerks of The Chicago Tri bune, both in the Tribune Tower and in the office on Madison Street? They carry gats, holstered to Sam Browne belts worn outside their uniform coats. The man in the tower lobby who tells you that the Beg Your Pardon editor is on the fourth floor is thus ferociously armed and, when you get to the fourth floor, the flunky who asks you your business there is also equipped to spatter lead down the marble corridors. We asked several of these gentry how often they had to use their weapons and you'd really be surprised how seldom The Tribune has to kill anybody. A D A A V ^e Peace anc* security of /\I\/V\ T the community has been only perilously kept during the past several months due to the lack of a commander of our military establishment. The defi ciency is to be corrected the first of Feb ruary when Major General Frank Ross Mc Coy is to assume command of this corps area, filling the vacancy created some time ago by the retirement of Major General Preston Brown. Besides being a fighting soldier, having been wounded as a lieutenant at San Juan hill in the Spanish war and having com manded a brigade in the Meuse-Argonne offensive in the World war, Frank McCoy is a versatile, widely-experienced general. He has been a general in command of all three major fighting branches of the mili tary service, heading an artillery brigade, a cavalry division and an infantry brigade — and if you think that's easy, you try it some time! But above all, note what the war de partment, in citing him for one of his recent assignments, says of him as a man: February, 1935 9 ". . . . General McCoy combined to a marked degree the qualities of a diplomat and soldier and displayed excellent and sound judgment in a position of great re sponsibility, conducting a difficult mission with fairness, justice and tact, thereby com manding the respect of all factions." From his military record, which we have seen, and from talking with several local officers who have served with him, we gather that Major General Frank Ross Mc Coy isn't just another officer and gentleman by the name of McCoy — he's the one we've heard so much about before — the real McCoy. r\|w Several Chicago papers have I I f\ started to go crazy bringing news pictures to their readers in a hurry, as you probably know if you read any of the pa pers, which you probably do, habit being what it is. Personally, we can wait until tomorrow to see what the wreckage of to day's plane crash looks like. We may not sleep well, and all that sort of thing, but we can wait. But evidently, around the first of the year, a large number of people got to such a point of news mindedness and extreme graphic interest that they could no longer wait. This suggests that there will soon arise another class of Chicagoans who can not wait until events happen to see pictures of them. For those, however, we have per fected a system and offer it free — and we offer it now. If you want to know what tomorrow's train wreck will look like after it happens, go to any of the newspaper files and look up a picture of the last train wreck. They've always looked alike and there is no reason to suspect that they will be any different next time. It's the same for plane wrecks on mountainsides, shipwrecks and the prin cipals entering and leaving the courtroom. And parades — nobody will be able to tell a this year's model parade from last year's. But we must have progress in "enterpris ing" journalism — even though it's only treadmill progress. V A \ A / K I C ^ seems tnat our ^aw T/\VVINi enforcing or ials could see no significance in the yawnii epi demic that had its inception with the c imax of the second futile Insull trial. That epi demic died out when we thought all future Insull trials were called. off. Now we are assured by the State of Illinois that we shall have a third Insull trial to read through, and if this one doesn't bring back the yawn ing epidemic greater than ever, we miss our guess. Til PC While cogitating the other I I L L D morning in our bathroom, we fell to studying the tiles. Anyway, this is going to be an article on tiles. Finding an expert on tiles wasn't difficult, and we spent an informative hour absorbing tile lore in the tile bedecked offices of the Ravenswood Tile Co., 16 W. Kinzie street, from a Mr. Meyer, our expert. Tile is hard burned clay. Clay is clay, with feldspar and flint. This mixture after being pressed into form with steel dies is placed in the kiln to bake, then cooled be fore the glaze is sprayed on and the whole thing rebaked to set the glaze. Glaze sup plies the color, the clay being white or neu tral in coloring. Vitreous or porous clay this is. Non-vitreous is harder, impervious to water and used in swimming pools. You can get one hundred thousand color variations in tile, because tile is made by more than twenty companies in this coun try, each of which has its own method of arriving at a color. Getting colors is an ''Here you are, sir !" art. Location of the factory, temperature, and the materials all influence the result. Basic colors are obtained by mixing with the glass of the glaze such chemicals as copper- oxide for green, cobalt-oxide for blue, chrome or iron-oxide for red, and nickel- oxide for browns and greens. So the glazer gets his colors by experimentation and pa tience. Red tile is rarest and most difficult to make.- -The low temperature at which it is glazed makes handling it a tougher assign ment than picking up mercury with your fingers. The art of tile making originated in China like so many things. Then Italy and France adopted the art and brought it to a high development. Holland and Spain rank foremost in the decorative development, making a pictorial art form in its manufac ture highly popular with the citizenry. Faience, France, is the town chiefly respon sible for variety of color in the product. All this development came about during the whole span of recorded history. And now the United States contributes to the art its own facet by using machines in the manu facture, producing a molded or pressed tile very dignified in its simplicity. After seeing a big display of tile perhaps you have wondered about costs. If so, look at this. A plain swimming pool, about two thousand. Extremely complicated designs for theatre lobbies, thirty-five thousand. Or a thousand room hotel for as many thousand dollars. Two things of note: The Southtown theatre has in its lobby the largest outlav of tile and ceramics in Chicago, and the reason tile remains cool even in summer is — here's one you know subconsciously — tile neither conducts nor retains heat. TC 1/ I Speaking of impatient Chi- | ^ |\ J cagoans (we were when we discussed the wirephotos) there is the sub urbanite who lets one or two trains leave the station without him in the morning be cause they're too crowded, often scoffs at three and four crowded street cars in suc cession, waiting for one with more room — and then has been known actually to knock down an old lady to get into the next sec tion of a revolving door. s->> A A A r Here's a parlor game to vJJ/\/V\L play when you've just found out that the people you invited don't mix and you've tried everything but may hem to keep them from yawning. It is called "Showing How Dumb We Are", a name which we invented just now. You give your guests pencils and paper and have them write down the answers to these four questions: What ward do you live in? Who is your alderman? What congressional district do you live in? What is the name of your congressman? You'll be surprised how few persons — even those who talk all evening about civic affairs — can answer the questions correctly. Of course you must give prizes. Those 10 The Chicagoan who answer one question correctly win a sandwich; those who answer two are given a drink; those who know three answers are awarded a sandwich and a drink; and if there is anyone in the party who can answer all four of the questions correctly, he is re warded by being allowed to go home. If you have surburban guests, instead of the ward and alderman questions, you ask them what suburb they live in and the name of their burgomaster. If you think every one knows what suburb he lives in, you are mistaken— and we didn't get that informa tion here in the office an hour before press- time, either. The people at both the Edison company and Peoples Gas company tell us that hardly a day passes without inquiry about a light or gas bill from someone who has trotted into Chicago's loop from for eign villages as far north as Winnetka. Q A ["N I /""N We note rapid progress l\A YJ I \^J in the construction of the Town's currently great civic monument to aestheticism — the magnificent new home of radio station WGN on north Michigan Avenue. Presenting beautiful exterior facades and with interiors symphonic with soft, almost redolent, color, the new struc ture will be a triumph of architecture and a gem of decorative splendor. What a setting for^the drivel it will send out into the air! /•"* A Q Guy Bush of baseball fame vj/\.J owns two North Side gas and oil stations and this reporter drives in oc casionally to get what large neon signs call "Guy Bush Service." During our many visits, we have never seen Guy Bush. This had bothered us a great deal, and for quite some time. Re cently, however, we have ceased to worry about it, having discovered that even the employees who render "Guy Bush Service" don't see him for months at a time, themselves. /""" n A r"T Chicago has the only vio- >— IX /A I I lin makers school in the country. The firm of Voit and Geiger, with Mr. Geiger at the helm, violin mak ers, is conducting a class of eighty men and women in that art. Both members of the firm are life long craftsmen, the senior part ner, Mr. Voit, German in descent and training, being of the third generation of his family to practice the trade. Mr. Geiger, on the other hand, came from a farm in Iowa where he made and sold his first violin at the age of thirteen. He often wonders about that first instrument and wishes he knew its history. Both partners made and repaired fine violins for the larger musical instrument houses before establishing their own firm in 1923. And now, two and one-half hour sessions are held every Thursday night at seven in the Lytton Building auditorium. There isn't any tuition, and four women and sev enty-six men attend regularly — some com ing in Town from Waukegan, Harvard, North Chicago, Wheaton. "Let's play Post office!" The class represents a true cross-section of society, too; age and station are forgot ten in the enthusiasm with which the stu dents go about their work. You might think that the class, mostly men, as it is, would have to be pretty skilled woodwork ers to undertake the construction of a violin, but the presence and progress of the women members prove the method of teaching to be efficient when the students are really earnest about it all. The students' instruments will probably be completed by Spring, after ap proximately one hundred hours of instruc tion. Sidney James, concert master of the Chicago Business Men's Orchestra, and Herman Felber, Jr., noted concert soloist, are making violins at the school, by the way. Q "T /""\ /¦"- \s r Have you noticed C) I V»/ V— l\ 0 that during the past few months, people who shouldn't are play ing the stock market again? Whether this is a sign that the times are getting better, we do not profess knowledge — maybe it means they're getting worse. But we want to tell you how one young wife cured her husband of stock market gambling. He had lost everything in the crash of '29 and was just getting on his feet again a month or two ago when he bought a hun dred shares of something at fifty-five, cer tain that it would immediately rise in value. It began to go down right after he bought it and his wife kept asking him why he didn't hurry up and sell out and quit be fore he lost any more. Well, the husband wouldn't, and they argued, evening after evening. Finally the husband said, "You don't understand anything about the mar ket. I not only refuse to sell now and take a loss, I actually intend to buy a hundred shares more when it hits forty-five." "Good heavens," his wife exclaimed, "you'll be twice as bad off." "No, I won't — I'll be better off. I have reduced my average from fifty-fiv&'to fifty." "What do you mean, 'reduce your aver age?' It sounds to me just like throwing good money after bad." "Helen, that's just where you show that you don't know anything about the stock market. Now, here is what you do and why you reduce your average . . ." And the husband went on to explain. But the wife claimed she understood none of it and the discussion ended in a huff. A couple of days later the husband saw his wife receive a package which she un wrapped in his presence. It contained a cloth coat identical with the one she was already wearing. "What's the idea?" he asked. "Why two of the same thing? Couldn't you . . .?" "Frank," she said, "that's just where you show you don't know a thing about shop ping. The coat I had cost me $140. Yes terday I saw the same thing reduced to $90. I saw a chance to reduce my average from $140 to $115 and I bought it." And so, little children, he sold out, she returned the coat and they both lived (somewhat) happily ever after. A i |"T"/""NC Well, the automobile f\ L/ I v_y ^ people gave up holding shows all over town as in previous years. You used to wear out your old car just driving around to see all the displays and you almost had to buy a new one. But tradition has not slipped entirely into ob livion. The show is being held at the Coli seum, and nothing has been done this year — as nothing has been done previously — to stop hoodlums whom you don't pay to watch it from taking your car apart while you're in the show. Thus, you'll practi cally have to buy a new one, anyway. February, 1935 11 as th e snow rues flu ONE OF THE WINTER'S (THUS FAR) INFREQUENT FLURRIES DREW THE UNERRING ATTENTION OF A. GEORGE MILLER TO THIS ASPECT OF A CITY WHOSE PEOPLE STREAM TO AND FRO, ABOVE, INTENT UPON INDOOR INTERESTS AND OBLIVIOUS TO NATURE'S UBIQUITOUS EXTRAVAGANZA Song of the Southland A Slightly Dolorous Note on the Florida Season By Putney Haight ALONG that seventy-mile stretch of golden, sunbaked sands at the shore of the Atlantic between the Palm Beaches L and the Miami harbor inlet, a million or so of Yankee tourists and vacationists are engaged in an impatient, hectic, restless attempt at play. Upwards of a third of this number are scheduled as natives of the Chicago area — Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and southern Michigan. And from the looks of the automobile license tags observed on the highways it is easy to conclude that the schedule is conservative, as it applies to mid- western vehicles. For the winter season is now on, though it is not a season of the vast proportions predicted by various Florida seers early last fall. The picture presented by this huge mass of Northern humanity which currently is milling about in the sunny and balmy winter sunshine in search of diversion, however, is one that induces a random thought or two. With Depression still stalking through the climes up yonder, where does the wherewithal to finance this extra-territorial car nival come from, and what on earth do so many people find to occupy themselves with during the lazy months of the sub tropical winter? Of course, the advertised diversions consist of ocean bathing, deep sea fishing, golfing, horse, dog and cycle racing and lesser sports, all out of doors, as well as dining, danc ing and necking, which may or may not be out of doors affairs, depending upon choice. Also in the last decade there was a dominant outdoor and indoor sport which lured vast numbers to the sub-tropical penin sula, but that attraction has now gone into eclipse. This ref erence is, of course, to the prodigious seasonal indulgence in rare and enticing liquors and wines. In other days when the Northerner arrived at the Florida point of destination his friends, at the station to meet him, opened the conversation with, "Shall we go over to the house and put the baggage away and give you a chance to freshen up, or shall we go direct to the speak?" This routine no longer prevails. Instead, the greeter asks: "Did you bring anything with you?" The whole picture has changed with the repeal of state prohibition. Liquor has become incredibly ex pensive throughout Florida. The heat of extra taxation and organized distribution of alcoholic nectars has shot up prices to a point that has left the ranks of rum runners (myriads in other days) pitifully thinned out and weakened. In fact most of the bold and burly crew which kept winter Florida in three dollar rum and Scotch whisky for, yea, those many seasons have found a more profitable haven in the haunts of legalized distribution. While one might think that the upping of liq uor charges would not be of any great importance to the moneyed winter colonists, the fact is that this once popular form of diversion has become greatly discouraged. This condition, which might be termed the abstemiousness of repeal, has come as a blow to many resort hotels and what was once Florida's proudest item of enumeration — its night clubs and supper spots. For some years the southern part of the state has had the distinction of the greatest density of night spots to the square mile of any locality in America. But this has changed. The season started off with about the same en rollment of night spots as usual, but when it developed that the customers did little excepting to dance, the units began to fall away. The old days of a dollar and a half a gurgle have passed and the new days of six dollars or eight dollars a quart cause little reaction. The millionaire bellboys and waiters of the bootlegging era have shaken the sand burs of Florida from their feet. Florida's resort business promoters and public relations personnel are bears for seasonal attractions other than the natural fascinations of the Florida climate. This year the piece de resistance conjured was an Earl Carroll tidbit at the Palm Island club. The fastidious entrepreneur harked to the call from the golden shores and created a choice and highly spiced morsel of entertainment in the magnificent surroundings of the tropical isle in Biscayne Bay. It may be sad, but it is true, that sordid observers spied some errata in the quality of performance and its commercial appeal and discerned better possibilities in a lower order of entertainment. At any rate the competition that has now developed on the island to the east is none other than the Minsky burlesquers, roaring down from New York with a whoopee and a hi-de-do — a rational lure for the surfeited lowbrows with nothing but time on their hands. When it becomes February and a month or two of indolent, lazy days have been checked off the calendar of a winter vacation, ennui begins to creep in. It insinuates itself into the minds of the most ardent and most favored of the winter playboys; it seeps through the most hidebound. In Palm Beach the other day a Chicagoan — wealthy, potent, hale and hearty — lashed out with these observations: "After all, what is there here for a person really to do?" he asked sadly. "This routine is getting me down. I want some action. There's too much sameness. Mornings we bounce out of bed all enthusiastic. And what happens? Well, we go out for a round of golf. When that's over it's time for tiffin. As soon as the effects are worn off we go over to the beach and take a couple of hours on the sand or in the water. In the late afternoon, if we're feeling ambitious, we may go over and watch a game of polo. Then it's back home and a game of contract before dinner and the cocktail hour. After dinner there's more contract and then the more spry members of the family are ready to start. Out to dance or a boat trip on the Gulf Stream. Or, if it's dinner at the Everglades club it means a whirl at roulette or something over at the Beach club later. On cloudy days the program features deep sea fishing. 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Also Evanston and Oak Park MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY The Chicago.^ Pilgrimage to Germany — III Chronicle of a Stop-Over in Spain By Milton S. Mayer PALMA DE MALLORCA, Balearic Islands, Spain. — Sitting on his sun' swept veranda, blinking into the gold blue of a crystal Mediterranean morning, your correspondent is reminded of nothing so much as the time he sat on his sun-swept veranda, blinking into the gold blue of a crystal Mediterranean morning. In short, it is incomparable. If your correspondent appears to be gloat ing piggishly when he writes that it is too hot in the sun here to keep a shirt on, it is only because his day of reckoning is fast ap' proaching, and another few weeks will find him among the wretches of Randolph Street, himself the most wretched of them all. It sometimes rains in Mallorca, and, in accordance with a tradition left here by the Moors, when it rains it rains for three, five, seven, or nine days continuously. When it rains it washes away the sewers and viaducts and water mains and street car tracks, and all these are at once rebuilt, the rebuilding being completed just in time for the next rain, which washes them all away again. But this year la clima ideal, which corre- sponds to "the glorious climate" of Los An' geles, has come pretty near being ideal, and that is too bad, because there are not very many people around. Mallorca, in fact, is going down fast as a fad, and, conditions being what they are in England and the TJ. S. A., the streets are no longer monopo lized by retired British majors drinking themselves to death or America butter and egg men complaining because they have to pay three cents for a cocktail when some' body told them in America that the price would be two cents. Mallorca is going native. What makes Spain wonderful, and what used to make Italy wonderful before the Man on Horseback took the place over, is that the country is dirty and backward and the people lazy, languid, inefficient and un' ambitious. The truth is that if Englishmen and Americans are dissatisfied with every thing else in Spain they can never complain of a lack of opportunity to grumble. The average American or Englishman is going to come home saying, "After all, there's no country like America (England)," or know the reason why. He is likely to be miser- able in Switzerland, because the Swiss have all the modern conveniences, all the "good common sense," and all the accommodative servility that he likes to find among the hired help at home, and the Alps besides. There just is nothing to squawk at there. But he is happy in Spain — the apotheosis of a civilization that is satisfied with itself and satisfied to have foreigners dissatisfied with it. For the past three centuries have rolled off Spain like water off a duck's back. Its revolutions are not based on race, like Hit' ler's, or on economics, like Lenin's, but on the position of the Church. And the at' tempts of revolutionaries to "liberate" the people from the Church — to destroy the mighty power to which the people are in' different — are older than Hitlerism and Leninism by several thousand years. The big cities of the Spanish mainland have at' tained a certain degree of cosmopolitan fin ish, just as Athens has in Greece, but the back country and the island provinces hold firmly and successfully to the simple life. An American has electrified the city of Palma and running water is to be found in the garish hotels and over'furnished pensions created for the Americanos and the Ingleses, but central heating, even in the mansions of the rich men from the" mainland, is a rara avis, or rare beast, as we say in Spain. And those who have to haul their water out of a well and build a fire in a draughtless fireplace are able to draw a certain amount of vicious satisfaction from the fact that in Mallorca the central heating isn't hot most of the time and the running hot and cold water doesn't run, either hot or cold. The won' ders of the age of science have not cost these people the use of the hands God gave them, and you can get anything made on the spot, and well made, from a shoe to a cathedral. What is more, since the Mai' lorcans are still so stupid as to build their houses entirely out of stone, there are no Stock Yards Fires, and Palma's two bomber os, with their Gilbert and Sullivan uniforms, have not had a chance to dem' onstrate their fast work with hose and ladder since nobody knows when. Spain is, with the exception of the Bal kans, the best place in Europe to see an old civilization, or lack of it, in its un adulterated form. The politicians in Ma drid read the English newspapers and pass a lot of Twentieth Century rules and regu lations, but the only way to enforce them is by force; there is no likelihood that the pub' lie, which cannot read anyway, will under- stand or accept them. Thus in a Mallorcan street car, it is prohibe fumar and prohibe escupir, but the motorman is escupiring chaw tobacco all over the platform, and all the passengers are smoking. In Ger many, disregard of nichtrauchen or nicht in den wagen zu spuc\en is punishable by de capitation for the first offense and very seri ous punishment for the second and third. Sanitation in street cars, is, of course, the hallmark of civilization, and thus we see how Germany acquired the high degree of civilization she is enjoying at this moment. Spain is off the map as far as the warring world is concerned, so the Spanish army is much funnier than the Swiss navy. (There is a Swiss navy, in case you see differently by Walter Winchell's column.) But the use of force to interpret the rules and regu lations to the Spanish peasants has de veloped the greatest national police force in the world — the Guardia Civile. These gen' tlemen, who wear black patent leather tri' cornered hats and always travel in pairs, are the product of something like nine years in the army without a demerit. They are per' fectly trained, perfectly intelligent, and per fectly powerful. The five Americans whose trial and conviction in Palma was a cause celebre several months ago would not have been dealt with so hardly had they jumped on a couple of policemen or soldiers in their spirituous exhilaration. But they jumped on a Guardia, compared with which jump ing on a U. S. Senator is nothing at all. One of the reasons foreigners are always getting in trouble in Spain is that they stand on their constitu tional rights. Foreign diplomatic represen tatives in Spain lead the life of Riley as far as the duties of statesmanship are con cerned, but they have more petty worries over the righteous indignation of their na' tionals than the consular representatives in any other country. Americans and British are very fond of constitutional rights, and the Spanish jails are full of them shaking their fists through the bars and talking about their constitutional rights. But Spanish policemen and jailers don't speak English and wouldn't know what constitu tional rights were if they did. So the Americans and English stay in jail. In Ger many they expect to be locked up for rea' sons of state, but Spain, they argue, has a constitution. They are badly hit when they discover that the Sacred Foundation of the Spanish Republic don't mean nothing to the copper who arrests them, or to his superiors, or to the superiors of his superiors. One of the old Spanish customs practiced so entertainingly in Mallorca is deportation. Since the last revolution the nation has been under martial law, and martial law is good for anything. An honest law-abiding American or Englishman is served with de portation papers at 3 o'clock in the after noon and placed on the boat for Barcelona at 8:55 o'clock in the evening. As the boat February, 1935 15 pulls away, he shakes his fist and hollers that he is standing on his constitutional rights, but he is standing on the deck of the departing boat. The three choice reasons for deportation — reasons are always given — are disrespect for the authorities, no demon strable source of income, and general un- desirability. The fact that none of these reasons is ever applicable to the deportee gives rise to the surmise that the copper served the deportation order at the wrong address. But that, like the Constitution of the Spanish Republic, don't mean nothing to the copper. All these little turns and twists make life in Spain, while it lasts, a life that cannot be beat anywhere. Every thing is out of order and illegal, and it's swell. Persons who come here direct from forty or fifty years of American efficiency must walk around for weeks convinced that there ain't no such place. It is customary to stand for two hours at the customs in spection counter on landing. (Your corre spondent slipped through with the conniv ance of a wily native.) There are no signs or indications any where that every foreigner is expected to take his passport to the police station for examination, but such is the rule and regu lation of the City of Palma, Island of Mal lorca, Province of the Balearic Islands, Re public of Spain. Your correspondent was informed of this rule shortly after his ar rival by a Britisher who had waited in line at the police station for four days. Four days, the Britisher argued, is not much for a Spaniard, but for people like you and me it is a bally insult. Rather than take a chance of finding himself in a frame of mind induced by be ing bally insulted by the Republic of Spain, your correspondent did not go to the police station at all. At this writing he has not been deported. If he is, he will stand on the deck of the boat for Barcelona and shake his fist, and the words "constitutional rights" will float back from across the Bay of Palma, sifting through the masts of the fishing smacks crowded together at the wharf, rolling up and down the stony roads of Palma, and dying out just before they reach the ears of the city officials sitting in the Macarena Cafe watching the naked girls do a shimmy while a glass of black coffee grows cold on the table. This, then, is the life. As in Paris, the business men discuss trans actions over a glass of wine or beer in a cafe, but in Paris they discuss transactions, while in Spain they discuss the revolution or they don't discuss anything. Work isn't hateful to these happy people because they do so little of it. Living is cheap. Fifteen American dollars a week will keep a man and his family and a servant in style in his own home on the sea. Why not? If you don't like Spanish tobaccos, you can buy English tobacco without paying the duty, if you know where, and everybody knows where. There are more smugglers in the coves of Mallorca than there were booze salesmen in Chicago during prohibition. Fine wine costs eight cents a litre. There is no unemployment. There are no beggars — Madrid and Barcelona swarm with them, but Mallorca doesn't let them land. There is, of course, such a thing as too much paradise. The whole performance is hypnotic. Americans and Englishmen who have lived here a few years are pretty near ly the most unbearable people in the world. There being almost no culture on the island, and very little more on the mainland, the foreigners sit around like the natives and drink and gossip day after day. But the natives can take it, and the foreigners can't. Privacy disappears, interest in the good and engrossing things gets mouldy, there is no constraint to read or think or keep one's mouth closed. Gossip sours into cheap scandal and animosity, small town cliques form, everyone feels himself insulted by everyone else, and the community presents a little of the appearance of a jail full of men and women who know the door is un locked but stay inside so that they can hate each other at close range. That seems to be the way paradise goes bad. There is probably no more lovely a city in the world than Madrid, day in and day out, street up and street down, but a foreigner in Madrid is always a foreigner. There is no cosmopolitan feel about Spanish society. It is old and it is delightful, and it is undiluted by the changes in the world. Spain once owned the world, and today its sherry, its olive oil, its leather and its fine blades are all that keep it from slipping into the sea. A foreigner can't live in London or Paris or Berlin or even Rome without knowing, . and caring about, what is going on in the world. Madrid, all the way up and down the line, is preoccupied with Spain. In Madrid today a man who is ob viously a foreigner will be stared at as he goes down the street. There is enough pop ping in Spain to keep the Spaniards busy, as a matter of fact. The Republic is not in the healthiest state, especially because Moors were brought in to help quell the October revolution. The small but impor tant proportion of the Spanish people that is literate is possessed by a political psychol ogy that is probably unique in the world: they want to belong to the minority, what ever it is and whatever it stands for. To the caballero the thought of voting for the man who is likeliest to win is revolting. He wants to show himself and the world that he is not afraid to be with the underdog. However strong a Republican he might have been, he turned against the Republi can government a few years ago when the Casas Viechas massacre occurred, in which several women and children were fired upon by a headstrong young captain who was sent to the Andalusian town to quell a threatened uprising. The Republic has never lived down the Casas Viechas affair, and the use of the Moors at Oviedo in October sent another wave of antagonism through the Spanish people, striking their responsive chord of sympathy for the underdog. They did not like to see Spaniards, even Spanish revolu tionists, cut down by men who were prac tically hired Hessians, since Morocco is only a protectorate, and not a possession, of Spain. The October uprising was used by the Spanish government in the same fashion any uprising is used by any iron-fisted regime — as a pretext for destroying all opposition. The end of the recent revolution found a reactionary government back in the saddle and the belief is current that Spain is one nation that has not seen the last of mon archy. It was monarchy that kept the cen turies away from Spain and kept the coun try 80 per cent, to 85 per cent, illiterate. The Republicans tried, but they lacked states men, just as they did in Germany, and they went too fast — also as they did in Ger many. The result has been a strong reac tion. A year ago scarcely a young man or boy was seen in a church in Spain; only the women, who neither read nor are read to, were pious. Today the churches are crowd ed with men. The reforma agraria, the masterpiece of the Republic, is still on the statute books, but it is a dead letter; the landowners have the upper hand. These things may be interesting, or they may not be, but they indicate a remarkable trend in Spain that can scarcely be said to exist anywhere else in Europe — a trend to ward restoration of the monarchy. The best reason why this almost quaint turn of af fairs is found in Spain is that the Iberian Peninsula enjoys almost complete privacy in a seething world. All the easy talk of war in Europe never even mentions Spain. Most of us Americans forget that Spain was not in the World War, and few of us ever knew that in 1917 the monarchist candi dates for the Cortes campaigned on the platform of, "They kept us out of war." So Spain, which is probably maintaining the pace of its decline as a power from the days of the Armada, Cortez and Columbus, keeps on rolling along, without subways and without wars to turn the subways into air raid shelters. It is a good place, full of color and of old things. And after Paris and Berlin and London and Vienna and Rome have all wiped each other off the map with super-air-raids a year or two from now, Madrid will still be doing business at the same old stand, and the same old stand still, and Americans and Englishmen will be shaking their fists and asserting their con stitutional rights at Spanish officials who do not comprende and do not intend to. With all its ancient crotchets and hitches thrown together, Spain is still probably the most permanent tortilla of us all. It has had a painter, Goya; a writer, Cervantes; a bull fighter, Belmonte; a whole continent still re gards it as the greatest nation on earth; it has almond blossoms and sunshine and dead grandees; its people have the Irish and the Arab in them and they are the most beauti ful beings to be seen south of Scandinavia; its language is honeyed, its siestas long, its mananas remote. What more do you want? Hot and cold running water? 16 The Chicagoan Civilized Cinema A Mild Protest in Behalf of the People By William R. Weaver CLARK GABLE— Observed Currently in "Forsaking All Others" I AM a little astonished to note that not even one of my bracketed advices to readers conveyed as is the custom on page four of this number warns against attendance upon the motion picture in reference. I believe this is the first time this has happened. Perhaps I should go back over the list and arbitrarily veto one or more of the dozen productions listed. Otherwise I shall be suspected of going stale or blind or selling out to the pro ducers or something equally unpleasant. Yet the advices given are the advices that suggested themselves after each of the several cinema evenings devoted to your interests and mine, and if they add up to equal a dozen good motion pictures I am afraid there's just nothing to be done to alter the case. I grant that it is a little too much to ask that you shall see all of these pictures, or that, having done so, you shall agree with my opinion of them. Almost no body ever agrees with anybody else about motion pictures or plays or books or stories or paintings or radio programs anyway. But almost everybody agrees that motion pictures are better than they used to be. And almost everybody has his own ex planation of the conceded improvement. Naturally the Legion of Decency men tions its ministrations as a factor in the change for the better. Nor would any producer in Hollywood disclaim a share of credit, nor any actor or director or writer or technician. Yet it is to the writer and the technician that I have been giving a major share of the credit in those swift reflections that follow the close of a picture exhibition and emergence into the sprawling, bawling life of Randolph street. I'm not sure that I know exactly why this is true. Save for the especially no table contributions of Damon Runyan and Mark Hellinger, I have not had my atten tion drawn as by a magnet to the names of writers responsible for the current crop of pictures. And save for the perpetually amazing dexterity of the Warner Brothers staff in staging musical numbers and, of course, the limitless resourcefulness of Walt Disney and his contemporaries in the field of artificial animation, I would be hard pressed to indicate by direct refer ence a single recent technical triumph. But I do sense, perhaps in greater degree than I otherwise might, an improvement in these departments the more impressive be cause less emphasized. What I'm trying to say is that I've been noticing that I haven't been noticing the footprints of the writers and the technicians, and that I put two and common sense together and arrive at the conclusion stated. Back tracking, which certainly ought to be permissible in a piece about motion pictures, I note that I have been noting the players a little more than argues in their favor. I find that I've been particularly annoyed of late by the growing tendency to refer to mo tion picture stars as Garbo, Hepburn, and so on, as it was custom in previous pros perities to refer to Caruso, Houdini and other venerated great. No doubt this is a very clever device and reflects consider able prestige upon the publicist who in spired it. But it is extremely misleading. It implies a supremacy which I think not one of the gratuitously glorified ladies or gentlemen would confess among friends. And it smacks of ermine and it insinuates infallibility and it filches from an older and plundered institution the last despair ing shred of a grandeur which the cinema cannot use save to its own undoing. It seems to me that so long as the cinema insists upon being the most democratic of the entertainments it should insist upon being as democratic as possible. And I've been wearing pretty thin in the matter of directors and their billing. Did you ever wonder why it is practice to group fifteen or twenty production names on a single (Continued on page 46) February, 1935 17 tgor strawinsky "L'OISEAU DE FEU," "PETROUCHKA" AND "LE SACRE DE PRINTEMPS." ENOUGH TO ASSURE A NICHE IN THE TEMPLE OF FAME NOT COUNTING ALL THE MASS OF COMPOSITIONS IN ADDITION. ONE OF THE STRIKING FIGURES IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC, EVER A CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC, AND NOW THAT HE IS AGAIN IN THIS LAND THE TONGUES ARE WAGGING. YOUNG AND VIGOROUS ENOUGH TO ADD YET MORE FUEL TO THE FLAME, BUT FOR THIS TOURNEE STICKING CLOSE TO THE TRIED AND TRUE. A PER SONALITY. POWER TO HIM Bach as a Best Seller The Opera Pays Its Way — Strawinsky Entertains JUST to think of Father Bach as a best seller after an even two centuries! Three performances of his Mass in B Minor in one week with every seat filled and people turned away! What is the answer? The answer is con fused as all answers to human queries must be. The Bach B Minor Mass is one of the supreme heights of human achievement. Some people realize this and go to hear the work whenever the opportunity is offered. Perhaps a small portion of the audiences, yet nevertheless a definite factor. Then there were the people who have become Bach conscious during the past generation. Today there is hardly anybody interested in music who does not know that Bach is the fountain-head, the master of them all. It is not necessary that they know this of their own knowledge, any more than they must know Homer or Dante or the other great ones of their own knowledge — they merely accept them, thereby giving evidence that they are "people of culture." Such people represented a considerable part of the audience at each concert. They knew enough to realize that they ought at least to be in a position to say they had been present — and who knew but that they might enjoy it? At all events, in the pur suit of culture and the fulfilment of artistic duty they were willing to take a chance. Also there was the very considerable number of season ticket holders (nothing like as many as there should be, yet never theless a considerable number) who went because they had tickets. And what did they all get out of it? At least the consciousness that they were in the presence of magnificence. 1 he performance was very fine. Frederick Stock was in command, which means that the energizing force was equal to the task. All his life long Mr. Stock has desired to give an adequate per formance of this work and finally the op portunity came. He had the' grasp of the thing in its broad outlines and in the in finite variety of details with the power to bring it from the singers and the players. The Chicago symphony formed the solid foundation, and with soloists who could bring out the wondrous beauty of those in strumental obbligati; the Apollo club had been fully trained by its capable conductor, Mr. Edgar Nelson, and was most responsive to Mr. Stock; the solo singers were all ade quate — Jeannette Vreeland, Kathryn Wit- wer, Rose Bampton, Dan Gridley and Chase Baromeo. The mechanical means, in a manner of speaking, being ready to his hand, Mr. By Karleton Hackett Stock could make clear the spirit of the music. Bach had lavished upon this score the full power of his maturity. It was the supreme assertion of the Christian faith by one who had given the strength of his artistic manhood to the service of the church. How is it that this German Protestant should have given the fullest ex pression of his belief and of his art to a setting of the Catholic Mass? Was it his sense of the universality of the fundamental truth? The Bach manner of expressing himself through music is now familiar to all. After two centuries much of this manner sounds old-fashioned. But in his work was the en during strength and the imperishable beauty of line. Richness of color may fade, but beauty of line remains beautiful as long as even a fragment exists, and in the B Minor Mass this beauty of line remains complete. Beauty of line, woven into a contrapuntal fabric of won drous richness and of enduring strength. Im possible for the most casual listener not to realize that he is in the presence of supreme art. Not necessary to Understand it, in the detached intellectual sense, nor to be able to disentangle these contrapuntal threads as a technician; such power demands years of study by those specialiyv trained. But must one know all about stresses and strains, painting and sculpture, stained glass and the weathering of stone, to realize that the Chartres Cathedral is superb? All who took part could go home with the consciousness of having done their share worthily, and Mr. Stock must have started on his vacation with the remembrance of a great artistic achievement. Yet — for we are never satisfied-^-suppose we could have heard a like performance reverberating through the long-drawn aisle and fretted vault of some great Cathedral! Have you ever had the chance? Neither have I. Earlier Mr. Stock gave an impressive per formance of Beethoven's Eroica and on the same program Tomford Harris played the Saint-Saens piano concerto Number 5 in F Major, beautifully. Imaginative, poetic and for the climax with bravura brilliance. A pianist to be reckoned with. The Ballet Russe again had the town all agog with their gay and insouciant performances at The Audi torium. In their special field, which is the expression of the audacity of the day with grace and charm, they are top notch. In the old repertoire there was a something lacking of the grand manner, nor did The Fire Bird have quite the quality of the Diagheleff of blessed artistic memory. But they had enough and to spare of their own and the Town went crazy over them. One of the few cases on record in which the in' telligenzia and proletariat united. Result— a financial as well as artistic success. And therefore they will return for yet other per' formances. Good news. The opera finished its season with the proud consciousness or having kept within its budget to the tune of several thousands of dollars. An achieve' ment. Now will they go to work in time and really sell the opera to Chicago? Get the people out and fill up the house? The public is here, they can give the perform' ances, so now to establish contact. Mario Fiorella gave a pleasing song reci' tal. Isaac Van Grove at the piano. A tal ented young singer with a fine voice. Igor Strawinsky was in town, and while his official appear' ances with the Chicago symphony were, of course, the more important, his informal at the Arts Club was the more interesting- (And because of the exigencies of going to press the "official" will have to go over till next month, but the "informal" can be got in just under the wire.) We had the first and second perform ances in Chicago of his Octuor for wind in struments played by the soloists from the Chicago orchestra. The first performance conducted by Eric DeLamarter and the second by Strawinsky himself, in person. An amazing bit of virtuosity which is dif' ficult to classify, since there was within its small compass such an amount of genuine musical material. Glad we were that we had the chance to hear it twice. John Alden Carpenter made very happy explanatory remarks; he may hate to do it, but when the occasion compels he is good at it. The first thing that strikes one in this music is the clarity of outline. He heard it clearly in his inner ear and then set it down with a craftsmanship there was no denying. Perhaps he wished to prove to his own satisfaction, and in so doing he proved it to ours, that in dealing with great masses of tone his hand had not lost its cunning for the deft touch. There was a daintiness about it all that while in no way similar yet somehow suggested the skill of the men of the classic age. And it had a genuineness that had nothing of the sophisticate seeking to ape the primitive. Built with structural solidity. Many graceful little tunes that would have been the more (Continued on page 46) February, 1935 19 Let's Go to the Theatre An Archaic Phrase Comes Back Into Good Use By William C. Boyden FIVE theatres are lighted. Not only lighted, but sometimes crowded. If this continues, the movies may want to sell a few theatres back to their senile forefather. The month's grist includes four new offerings, considering the Globe Play ers at the Studebaker as new. Ah, Wilder ness continues. The Irish Players and the Vanities impend. Rumors of Ina Claire and Within the Gates buzz about the Ri- alto. If other phases of industry look as promising for 1935 as the theatre, maybe we are kissing the Depression goodbye. Most likely to be here when the crocuses bloom is Roberta, currently keeping the Er- langer box-office jingling with coin. This crisp musical comedy offers a rare example of perfect casting. Not casting by the glamour of names, but casting with meticu lous care for fitting every role with an actor as snugly set into his chore as a piston in the cylinder of a Rolls-Royce. This ef fortless Tightness gives to the habitual play goer a glow. So, the music lover hears the perfect note on a violin. Or the football fan observes the perfectly timed forward pass. There are names in the cast of Roberta. One of particular interest, Fay Templeton. My father used to tell how wonderful she was as Buttercup in Pinafore. A stroke of genius invaded her retirement for the role of the wise old couturiere who leaves a dress making establishment to an Ail-American football player. One would be hardened indeed who would not respond with at least an inward tear to her dignified sweetness. Odette Myrtil and Sidney Greenstreet are names. Perhaps the best known names in the company. Neither of them has lead ing roles. But they bring the mellowness of experience to important duties. Tamara was not a name before Roberta. She is now. Now that ten thousand nightclub hounds have wept into their beers at Smo\e Gets in Your Eyes. She will be more of a name, because she has charm, breeding, wist ful appeal. The sort of gal that rough men feel very protective about. Raymond Middleton and Marty May are not names, but young men who prove that show business can go on even if Eddie Can tor is making pictures and Ed Wynn is on the air. Middleton is the full back. He looks it. Moreover, his good sense or some body's good direction has inculcated in him an admirable restraint. Instead of swag gering all over the stage, he is the big, good- natured college goof to the life. Marty May is a smart wise-cracker. If you are like me, the stage wise-cracker usually makes you yearn for a vintage egg. Not so Mr. May. He gets off the gags unobtru sively, but with tangy mordacity. You like him. Another young man, Bobby Jarvis, struggles gamely under the handicap of playing a hoofer named Billy Boyden. VV hat actor would not essay a character who (1) is disclosed at curtain rising as a virile he-man frustrated in Labrador; who (2) suddenly finds him self loved by two beautiful women dropped from the skies; who (3) sheds his rough- and-tumbles to don immaculate evening clothes; who (4) sings a ditty entitled Love Tiptoed Through My Heart; who (5) wins the better looking of the two girls; and who (6) turns out to be a Duke? Probably Wallace Beery wouldn't. And possibly neither would Baby Leroy. But Dennis King would, and does, indulge in all those agreeable histrionic tasks in Petticoat Fever (Harris) . The worthy Dennis has worn so many tights that a pair of slacks must feel as comfortable to him as pajamas. It must be admitted that he wears contemporary dress with considerable flair. But it seems fair to suggest that Mr. King do not delay too long in getting back to his tights. Petticoat Fever, while an evening of mild amusement, is hardly worthy of one of the finest roman tic actors of our time. Which opinion justi fies the hope that there is something in the rumor that Dennis King will take a shot at Hamlet. He followed in America John Geilgud's London success in Richard of Bordeaux. Easy for him also to follow Geilgud's subsequent London success in Hamlet. This speculation anent Mr. King's future should not deter any theatre-goer from seeing Petticoat Fever. It is an amus ing evening. There are laughs. Two girls, Doris Dalton and Ona Munson, are restful to the eye and not hard on the intelligence. And Dennis King is a thoroughly compe tent farceur. Stevedore has been running a precarious course at the Selwyn. It is a powerful dramatic bludgeon; stark, cruel, shocking. Sort of a modern Uncle Tom's Cabin with capitalism in the role of Simon Legree and communism (or at least radical unionism) personifying St. Clair. Interesting as drama, but more interesting because of its auspices and the controversy occasioned thereby. The question is: to what extent should the theatre be used for propaganda? A bit of history might serve some pur pose in the discussion. Some months ago belligerent young men came to the press; suggested the purposes of the Drama Union; ridiculed the idea that any appeal was necessary to the general theatre-going public; spoke confidently of the impending flood of patronage from radical groups. On the opening night an uningratiating speaker came before the curtain and boasted of 10,000 tickets already sold. The curtain rose. As the drama unfolded the audience applauded wildly every reference to racial equality between the white man and the negro. Some of the critics, and a few other outsiders who had wandered in, became a little uneasy. After all, Chicago is never more than a couple of jumps ahead of a race riot. It all seemed a little like going to one of the black-and-tan bathing beaches and yelling insults across the barrier. Those sympathetic with the negro felt the whole thing was rather a lousy trick. One which any educated negro should resent. This is no place for consideration of the negro's position in a hypothetical communist revolution. But it is certain that the black man is not likely to get much out of such an embroglio. But even so, the communists use for their own ends the racial antagonism suggested by Stevedore. I submit that in this instance the legiti mate limits to which propaganda may be used in the theatre have been overstepped. Our communist friends contend that they have as much right as the capitalists to offer argument. This premise could not be denied if communism pursued tactics con sistent with the American principle of ma jority rule. But communism does not pro ceed on any such theory. The visionaries who see in Russia an Utopia which these United States should emulate apparently be lieve the way to attain their ends is by rais ing all possible hell. To them the negro is a Lucifer to apply to the powder barrel of violence. So Stevedore made me see red — with a difference. The course run by the play has been en lightening. The 10,000 tickets turned out to be a myth. Business was bad. Finally the management woke up to the fact that Stevedore needed more than does a soap box orator in Washington Park. Efforts were made to merchandise the drama along accepted lines. Business has picked up, and now it looks as though Stevedore might tarry. As a play, yes. As an instrument to breed racial troubles, no. The Old Globe Play ers should become a permanent Chicago in stitution. They are much too good to let get away. And they are getting better. King Lear, played uninterruptedly for two hours, was a definite achievement. It held the most hardened lobby-hounds in their seats. It was fast, tense, thrilling. It proved that these young actors have grown markedly in artistic stature since last spring when they opened in Merrie England. 20 The Chicagoan O COflflOf THE ABBEy THEATRE PLAYERS CHANGE THEIR PER SONNEL LITTLE FROM SEASON TO SEASON. BUT A PHILADELPHIA POLO PLAYER MUST BE HARD TO RESIST. SO PRETTY KATE CUSHING IS MARRIED AND NO LONGER WITH THE COMPANY. IN HER PLACE IS AIDEEN O'CONNOR, LOVELY ENOUGH TO HAVE ALL THE CHICAGO GOSSOONS STANDING ON THEIR HEADS PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS MAGNIFICENT RUINS OF THE LAST OF THE GREAT MAYA CAPITALS — CHICHEN ITZA— RISING OUT OF THE JUNGLE BEYOND MERIDA RADIO-WEATHER STATION PERCHED ON THE CREST OF THE MAJESTIC SIERRAS STANDS CONSTANT GUARD FOR AIRPLANES DOLLAR STEAMSHIP LINES DOLLAR STEAMSHIP LINES CAPITOL BUILDING AT HAVANA, CUBA; AN OLD STRUCTURE AND A NOTABLE EXAMPLE OF RICH OLD SPANISH ARCHITECTURE THE FAMOUS COLON BEACH ROAD WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR DRIVES FROM A SCENIC STANDPOINT IN HAVANA PANAMA PACIFIC LINE GRACE LINE THE MAINE MEMORIAL ON THE MALECON BOULEVARD, HAVANA, —ERECTED SO THAT THE MAINE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED A VIEW FROM QUARRY HEIGHTS OF THE CITY OF BALBOA AND OF ITS DOCKS— IN THE COLORFUL PANAMA CANAL ZONE 22 The Chicagoan UNITED FRUIT UNITED FRUIT A VIEW OF THE VOLCANO AGUA— THE PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN FROM THE BROAD TOWN SQUARE OF ANTIGUA IN GUATEMALA NATIVES GATHERED TO BARTER AND TRADE, SING AND DANCE, AT THE SUNDAY MARKET AT CHICHICASTENANGO, GUATEMALA Panama Crossroad of the American Tropics WERE the average man asked to give the exact location of the Pan- .ama Canal, his best guess would place it somewhere in Central America, south of Mexico and north of South America. Regarding the number of miles from our borders to Panama, or the number of days or hours required to reach there by sea or air, he would have little information. In spite of the inevitable avalanche of pub licity resulting from the construction and operation of the great engineering project, and the obvious fact that everyone knows our government has a successful toll water way functioning somewhere on the conti nent near the equator, almost nothing is known of the Central Americas. Since the By Carl J. Ross war, everyone knows approximately the dis tance to Europe in miles and days of jour neying, and the current newspaper space devoted to the Orient has stressed Japan's nearness to this country in terms of hours in the air, but it will be due to an entirely different reason that Mr. John Public is des tined to a greater knowledge of the Cross road of the American Tropics. Domestic travel, which includes the en tire American Continent, Hawaii, the West Indies and other nearby islands, as well as the United States, is undeniably on the in crease. Whether it be due to high foreign exchange, a more widespread desire to travel as we emerge from a depression, or hesi tancy to venture too far abroad for business or political reasons, domestic travel has reached a stage of development far beyond the wildest dreams of the American passen ger lines. It is this trend that will put Panama definitely on the map as far as Americans are concerned, for it is a major port of call for more passenger services than any other port in the world with the pos sible exceptions of Sues, New York and Singapore. A principal an exceptional GRACE LINE MOSAIC WALKS ON THE AVENIDA CENTRAL IN THE PICTURESQUE CITY OF PANAMA service having attained degree of success is the California-New York by way of the Pan ama Canal route. It is not hard to under stand a preference to an ocean voyage over land travel, considering the luxury and ease possible aboard the palatial steamers on this run, and the imposing number of East and West Coast residents who have jour neyed around America instead of across is not entirely surprising. The water trip of fourteen days or so is more than a way of reaching a destination, as it combines most of the attractions of a West Indies Cruise, there being a call at Havana, Cuba, sufficient for sightseeing as well as in the Canal Zone. Travelers from the central part of the country have welcomed the opportunity of including a cruise in con nection with a trip to the West Coast and the cost of crossing the continent by rail or air one way and going around by water the other is surprisingly low, comparing favor ably with the expense of an ocean cruise alone for those starting from inland points. One of the American Lines effecting this around America passenger service is also predominant in world cruises as it occupies the unique position of being the only com pany operating a fleet of ships sailing monthly throughout the year completely around the globe. (Continued on page 43) PANAMA PACIPIC LINE STREET SCENE IN THE CITY OF PANAMA SHOWING MUCH ACTIVITY AND TRAFFIC February, 1935 23 Mount Vernon A Timely Consideration of a hiving Memorial By Harry J. Owens "We who are responsible for the preservation of the Home and Tomb of Washington have undertaken to \eep. Mount Vernon as completely unchanged as possible, and those who visit this historic spot today find it just as it was in the lifetime of the Father of our Country. It is our constant effort, at the same time, to do everything that can fittingly be done to ma\e the citizens of our nation more aware of the beauty of this great memorial, and of what the publicist might describe as its human interest. A little group of Chicago artists has been privileged to contribute toward the latter purpose during the past year, and the nature of their contribution is s\etched briefly in the foV lowing article." — Harriet Isham Carpenter, Vice-Re gent for Illinois, Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union. ' '\"W THAT organization has charge of Mount Vernon?" %/%/ This question came up one evening last summer » » while a small gathering was discussing vacation tours through Virginia. The opinion was expressed by several that the Home of Washington is now owned by the United States Government. A lady felt sure that it is maintained by the Daugh ters of the American Revolution. Someone else seemed to re member having read somewhere that Mount Vernon was ac quired by the State of Virginia. One member of the group, as it happened, had made a study of the subject a short time pre viously, and he was able to give the correct answer — "The Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union." The Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union has had a remarkable and inspiring history. Prior to its organization, Mr. John A. Washington, Jr., had tried repeatedly to sell Mount Vernon to the Federal Government or to the State of Virginia, feeling that it should not be exploited by business in terests who were pressing him to sell to them. Meanwhile, Miss Ann Pamela Cunningham, of South Carolina, had become in terested in having Mount Vernon established as a national memorial. Although an invalid, Miss Cunningham was one of those dauntless characters who recognize no obstacles in driving toward a cherished objective. Her efforts finally met success, and she became the first Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, when it was organized in 1853. To tell adequately the story of Ann Pamela Cunningham and the Association which she founded would require a good-sized book. In the present article no at tempt will be made to cover so broad a subject. Our purpose is merely to give timely credit for some work done during the past year under the direction of the Vice-Regent from Illinois — work which constitutes a step in furtherance of the Association's commendable effort to maintain Mount Vernon as a living memorial. What do we mean by speaking of Mount Vernon as a "liv ing memorial?" This, for one thing: a Mount Vernon so unchanged that if General Washington were to return there today, he would find his home unchanged in any essential particular from what it was when he lived there. It is not one of these "reconstruc tions," which, despite the best intentions, falls more or less wide of the mark. No effort has been spared to make it and keep it with scrupulous exactness the original Mount Vernon. Great credit is due those who have as sumed the care of the historic estate. A fact which quickly strikes the discerning visitor is that those who look after Mount Vernon are engaged both in a labor of love and of the most astonishing enthusiasm. Take Colonel Harrison Howell Dodge, who has spent fifty years as a resident custodian of the estate. The knowledge which this man has of facts pertaining to the life and times of Washington is nothing short of amazing. If a tree or a shrub on the grounds has a history, the genial Colonel knows it to the last syllable. If a gate or a wall is known to have been thus and so in the days when Washington lived, you may be sure that it is thus and so today. This passion for truth and accuracy has happily communicated itself to even the new est member of the newest committee. You have but to talk for a few minutes with a member of the Mount Vernon Ladies As sociation to sense this enthusiasm — and, if you keep on the sub ject a few minutes longer, you will begin to feel it yourself! But the Association has by no means contented itself merely with preserving the real Mount Vernon. It has gone much far ther. It has undertaken to present the story of Washington's home clearly, vividly, and humanly. The guardians of Mount Vernon, and the guides who con duct you about the place, have selected hundreds of humanly interesting and illuminating facts for the visitor. You are given these facts by the guides in admirably organized talks. You find additional information in the compact and satisfying statements which are printed and placed near objects of interest. You can learn a great deal more in the space of a half hour from a Guide Book which is a rare thing of its kind — so well written that it holds you. You find yourself re-reading it many times. The visitor at Mount Vernon is also given the opportunity to purchase there such works as Colonel Dodge's Mount Ver non, Its Owner and Its Story, and Thomas Nelson Page's His tory and Preservation of Mount Vernon. Either is worth more than its price. Finally — and this brings us to the heart of the present article — the visitor can now buy for a small sum and carry away with him a series of twelve post cards which are reproductions of fine water colors made recently by three leading Chicago artists. The post card views ordinarily sold by museums and public institutions are hardly ever anything to shout about. But these Mount Vernon cards are! — and it is an interesting story how they came to be made. As a member of the committee on guide books, post cards, and similar things, Mrs. George A. Carpenter, the Vice-Regent from Illinois, was confronted last summer with the problem of preparing a new post card series. With such a task in hand, many a committee member would doubtless study ways and means to dispose of it with most expedition and least effort. But members of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association do not operate in that way. "If these cards are to be taken away as mementoes of Mount Vernon," said Mrs. Carpenter, "why not make them worthy of their subjects. Their purpose is to remind the visitor and those to whom they are sent of one of the most beautiful and most sacred spots connected with our history. They should, there fore, represent art of a high order." So there were conferences within the Association and out side it. As a result, three prominent Chicago artists were se lected for the work — Frederic Dalrymple, F. J. Mayfield, and Lloyd R. Jones. These men departed for Mount Vernon early last June, and, after a few weeks, a striking series of water color studies was submitted. These water colors were exhibited for a time in the replica of Mount (Continued on page 45) 24 The Chicagoan portrait of a sunrise THIS IS THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF CHICAGO VIEWS MADE BY DON WALLACE, A. R. P. S., SINCE BRINGING HIS ALL-SEEING CAMERA TO THE CITY. THE FIRST, "PORTRAIT OF A BOULEVARD," WAS PUBLISHED IN THE JANUARY NUMBER. THE IMPRESS OF THE CHICAGO SCENE IS AS POWER FUL UPON NEWCOMER AS NATIVE. THE CAMERA PRODUCTIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS INSPIRED BY IT DURING THE PAST DECADE COMPOSE A MAGNIFICENT, IF SCATTERED, RECORD. THE GOOD FOLK WHO ARE FOR EVER IN THE PUBLIC PRINTS AS DESIROUS OF "DOING SOMETHING FOR CHICAGO" MIGHT LOOK FAR FOR A BETTER PROJECT THAN THEIR COL LECTION AND PUBLICATION^ A VOLUME MADE AVAILABLE TO THE INTER ESTED AT SOMEWHAT LESS THAN THE KING'S RANSOM IT WOULD BE WORTH the cktcagoan presents mtchtgan avenue I'HOTOCRAI'H BY THE CHICAGO AERIa AUBURN'S NEW STRAIGHT-EIGHT SEDAN EMPHASIZES INDIVIDUALITY OF DESIGN AMONG ITS CLAIMS TO DISTINCTION IN ITS DIVISION THE 1935 BUICK MODEL SIXTY-ONE CLUB SEDAN IS SHOWN HERE WITH FENDER WELL EQUIPMENT. BUICK STRESSES SOUND ENGINEERING CHEVROLET OFFERS CARS OF TWO CLASSES. THE MASTER DE LUXE COACH IS SHOWN. SEVERAL MODELS ARE AVAILABLE IN EACH CLASS MORE POWER AND ROOM, A NEW SUSPENSION METHOD AND NUMER OUS MECHANICAL ALTERATIONS ARE FEATURED IN THE DODGE DUESENBERG PROFFERS THIS SUPER-CHARGED ROADSTER, WITH BODY BY LA GRANDE, FACTORY GUARANTEED TO DO A HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR THE FORD PICTURED IS THE NEW DE LUXE FORDOR SEDAN. ALL NEW FORD MODELS HAVE MODERN BODY LINES AND MOTOR REFINEMENTS THE NEW LINCOLN IS POWERED BY A V- 1 2 MOTOR OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY HORSEPOWER. THE FIVE-PASSENGER COUPE IS PICTURED 28 The Chicagoan ' .:'¦¦:. v . ''' "**. '' V' * ^A ^- "¦-.%" *^\ . ¦¦.. ¦ -¦ ¦ , . . J£"' -«* ™ mwiiyiiiiSimiii MiSiii^iiVttttffiffiliSHMttl ^^ '3K !¦; & *>$ ........ ft '•« • ft1!- ' ,ll |l J tin • ill Mr I ,1 ! si 0 r ^4| 1 Hhk *^|jj** A, ' ' • THE PACKARD TWELVE FOR NINETEEN-THIRTY-FIVE— THE SEVEN PASSENGER SEDAN Meet the Motors Chicago Stages Its Own Automobile Show By Melvin J. Adams THEY'LL all be at the Coliseum during the week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, these aristocrats of motordom, and that means, in this day and age, every car built. (In case you don't know it, the occasion is Chicago's thirty-fifth annual Automobile Show.) There's no argument on this aristocracy angle. As a matter of fact, every car on display will have snappiness, style and individuality which would put the custom built models of several years ago to shame from a personality standpoint. Style's still the thing, and undoubtedly the keynote for 1935, though there's a lot more than that to these creations of the automobile factories; greater riding comfort, a lot more room inside without lengthened wheelbase, finer performance, more economy, everything the motorists' hearts desire, not forgetting finer quality at lower prices. This Automobile Show (also in case you don't know it) is unique in that it is the one opportunity for those interested in owning an automobile — which means just about everybody — to see all the new offerings under one roof. The advan tage of this is the opportunity to see not only the car you think is best suited to your needs and pocketbook, but also . to make comparisons with other makes to convince yourself whether you're right or not. And if you're still in doubt after hearing the salesmen expound on why the make of car he represents should be the car of your choice, there's still another alternative. Any of them, believe it or not, will be perfectly willing and anxious to give you a demonstration. You'll be impressed by something at this show besides the cars themselves. That something else is the way in which they'll be presented to you. This brings up the motif of the show. Here's a case where we just must mention "gigantic, stupendous" without fear of exaggeration. For some years, the automobile business has been recognized and acclaimed as the giant among industries. The public, the trade and the outside experts have been doing a lot of talking on that score, and letting it go at that. In other words, no previous effort has been made at any automobile show — in Chicago or elsewhere — to dramatize or visualize the big idea. This time it's another story, and the gargantuan motif prevails. When you visit the show, you'll note two Goddess of Transportation figures at the north and south ends of the exposition hall, forty-five feet in height and each holding in her lap a mythical, jeweled motor car. Mam moth again, will be fourteen giant figures, each towering thirty-two feet in height — a lot of height, by the way — and each holding various component parts of the motor car. Many other spectacular features will be on view in the matter of decorations, brilliant piece de resistance will be the slowly revolving motor car of considerable size set twelve feet above the floor at the "crossroads" of the center aisles. A potent contribution to the beauty and success of the show is the lighting, and here, as well as with the decorative scheme, many steps forward are represented. If you have visited Chicago's automobile shows in the past, you will recall that as you entered the Coliseum your eyes were attracted toward the ceiling. And why? There again, you know the answer. It was all be cause up there under the roof were several great clusters of chandeliers with, apparently, a million lights. But this year a new thought, and a good one, came to the February, 1935 29 THE CADILLAC V-TWELVE TOWN SEDAN OFFERED FOR NINETEEN-THIRTY-FIVE bination of harmony, blending, and sleek lines beautifully rounded. There is more of style than ever before, and more of quality at lower prices. And along with their swank ap pearance, those bodies are much better built, safer to ride in, roomier, more comfortable and devoid of the squeaks, rattles and sidesway of yesteryear. The body artisans have kept pace along lines of efficiency in construction with the chassis engineers. It is apparent from a viewing and inspec tion of these new car models that noteworthy advancements have been made in all essentials. Especially conspicuous this year are the novel spring suspensions to provide an even better riding quality. Innovations such as complete revamp ing and arrangement are coupled with better balancing so as to eliminate the "pitch" experienced in the past. There is also a decided tendency to improve performance through greater engine power with respect to car weight, together with increased economy, improved balance, better lubrication and greater resistance to wear. Ingenuity also is reflected in the decreasing of the engine speed without a sacrifice in car speed. Steering has been made more velvety, and in several in stances elimination of the gear shifting lever is evidenced, though in the latter respect the preponderant majority of manufacturers adhere to the hand lever method in chang ing speeds. Closely allied with the advancements in steering and shift ing, and having an important bearing upon ease of handling, is the development of improved clutches in the cars on view. Longer life and the avoidance of "slippage" troubles in clutches have been developed. The new offerings have gone several steps forward also in giving greater roominess and over-all length without increase in the wheelbase. Quite general is the movement of the engine forward, to the accompaniment of a similar forward displacement of both the front and rear seats. Engine refinements are to be noted, particularly in cylin der heads and in other advancements that obviate the usual amount of valve grinding — all in the dual interest of finer performance and in economy to match. committee in charge of the show. It was this: Inasmuch as visitors are most interested in the new cars and the setting in which they are presented, the logical thing to do would be to throw the illumination on those very objects. And that is what has been accomplished, after the modernistic fashion and by means of indirect lighting. It was simply a combination of common sense and the artistic touch, this new theme in lighting, and for that dual reason the show, as presented, is a lot easier to take and to take in. And, in stead of those ceilings ablaze with lights that do no good, there is the effect of night, with myriads of stars in the skies to add to the effect. A O one who has had the privilege of seeing this exposition in the making, and who sat in at the installa tion of the grand motif, the conclusion is the same as now comes to all visitors at the Coliseum — namely, that the show itself is as much an artistic masterpiece as are those three hundred shining new car models of twenty-four makes. The color scheme throughout is gold and black, and by through out is meant the ceilings, the walls, the carpeted floors and even those imposing giant figures which dominate the ensemble. One innovation of more than passing note is that for the first time this year an entrance to the show is provided from Michigan Avenue, at 15 th Street, to augment the facilities and relieve congestion at the main gates on Wabash Avenue. This Michigan Avenue entrance, of special convenience to bus patrons as well as motorists, is in the form of a ramp, elec trically lighted and canopied, leading from street level on Michigan Avenue to the south ball room on the Coliseum's second floor. Those who have conceived and planned it are confident that the show will touch off the biggest year in sales, produc tion and shipments that the industry has experienced since 1929. They point to the value, unequalled in history, repre sented in the new cars, the universal desire to own an auto mobile, and the millions of cars now running around which need to be replaced for the sake of economy, efficiency and, in some instances, of safety. New trends are numerous. The 1935 creations have a com- 30 The Chicagoan THE HUDSON EIGHT-CYLINDER SEDAN FOR 1935 IS EQUIPPED WITH A II3-HORSEPOWER ENGINE. THE WHEELBASE MEASURES 117 INCHES ALL STEEL ONE-PIECE BODIES, A BALANCED RIDE AND A NUMBER OF SAFETY FEATURES ARE CLAIMED FOR THE FLYING-POWERED NASH THE HUPMOBILE SIX-PASSENGER SERIES RETAINS THE AERO-DYNAMIC FEATURES OF DESIGN. WHEELBASE 121 INCHES. HORSEPOWER 101 TURRET TOP FISHER BODIES, NEW MANIFOLDING AND CARBURETION, LONGER WHEELBASE AND SPACIOUS INTERIORS MARK THE OLDSMOBILE THIS SWANKY TWO-PASSENGER CONVERTIBLE COUPE DENOTES THE CON TINUED ACCENTUATION OF STYLE IN CARS OFFERED IN THE LaSALLE LINE THE EIGHTY-EIGHT HORSEPOWER TERRAPLANE COUPE. ELECTRIC GEARSHIFT IS AVAILABLE ON ALL TERRAPLANE AND HUDSON MODELS THE NEW PONTIACS FEATURE BUILT-IN LUGGAGE AND SPARE TIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, ADVANCED STREAMLINING AND NEW INTERIOR February, 1935 31 Contract Bridge The Void Suit Convention By E. M. Lagron IN a recent issue of Bridge World, John T. Westbrook sug gests the use of a heretofore useless bid to indicate the ex istence of a void suit. If South deals and bids one spade, North responds with two diamonds we all recognize this bid by North as a simple take out response. Assuming that South bids one spade and North bids three diamonds, the inference is easy — North's bid is a forcing jump shift showing three or more quick tricks — a sure game, perhaps a slam — a real diamond suit and better than neutral support for spades. Now, what does this mean — 1 heart by South, 4 diamonds by North? Ac cording to my accepted bidding practice "there ain't no such animal" although such a bid is employed by some players to indicate a long solid diamond holding. The Bridge World article suggests that this double jump shift be used to show the following pertinent facts: 1st — an acceptance or fit in the suit declared by partner 2nd — the responding hand is void in the suit in which the double jump has been made 3rd — having a side suit that is solid or at least semi-solid 4th — a minimum of 2|/2 quick tricks in hand 5th — sufficient cards in declared suit by the original bid der to take care of such losers as original bidder may have in the suit in which the responding hand is void. If this convention does nothing else, it will certainly prove its mettle in once and for all, eliminating the danger of the ex istence of "duplicate values." Let us take a look at this hand which was played in one of the recent Western tournaments and with which all players stopped at the six level, although spread for seven odd. Spades AKQxx Hearts xx Diam. xxx Clubs AKx The dealer holding this hand bid "one spade," partner re sponded "three hearts" (under their system this bid showed a fairly solid heart suit and a definite match for the spades). The dealer now bid "four clubs," partners next bid "four hearts" indicating that the heart suit was as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar. Now the opening bidder decided to explore a little further into the hand so he called into use the Culbertson Four No-trump convention by a bid of "four-no-trump." If his partner should respond with a bid of "five-no-trump" (show ing the other two Aces) then, all would be well. Alas! no such luck — partner responded with "six spades" and that is where the hand was played. Let us take a look at the responding hand and also "tune-in" on the post mortem remarks. Spades JlOxxx Hearts AKQIOx Diam. void Clubs xxx During the "weeping and wailing" period that followed, South explained that the reason he did not go into the seven zone was, that three little diamonds worried him and that al though he knew that his partner was loaded, he was fearful lest he should find one or more losing diamonds in his dummy (if the North hand had held: Spades JlOxxx Hearts AKQJ10 Diam. KQ Clubs x he would have bid the hand just as he did — and a diamond opening would have defeated the hand — at a seven contract). Some of the "kibitzers" criticized North for not going to seven and North gave his alibi as follows: 1st: the little slam was sure and he could not afford a silly gamble at short odds 2nd: his partner's spades might be AKxxx Irrespective of what my readers may think they would have done with the hand I am inclined to cast my vote with the coir testants since I seldom attempt a Grand Slam bid in duplicate for the reason that the odds are not sufficiently attractive for me. If, however, the double jump shift bid had been in vogue, this hand would have been a "cinch." The bidding would have gone — South North 1 Spade 4 Diamonds The four diamond bid would be all that South needed to hear as he could easily see from his own holding that North must hold top heart honors with which to justify the double jump shift. In fact, it might be interesting to decode the North's bid of four diamonds which clearly tells South 1st. No diamonds in the North hand 2nd. Ample spades to trump losing diamonds 3rd. Better than average spade support 4th. At least, 2J/2 quick tricks 5th. A fairly solid side suit. [South sees AK of both Spades and Clubs and is certain that the quick tricks (2J/2) held by North must be in the Heart suit.] With all this valuable information at his disposal South must go to seven spades. I hesitate to recommend this bid — it is too new and has not as yet had the benefit of Clinic observation. I would however like to suggest its use for experimental purposes to some of our more advanced players. In so doing, let me add one word of warning — this bid may show less quick trick holding in the responding hand than might a single jump shift bid — so — take heed. On the other hand, it undoubtedly shows greater playing trick value plus ruffing tricks. RELAX! and try it. This convention apparently operates successfully when the void suit becomes "duplicate value" and serves to protect play ers against bidding impossible slams. Suppose South holds Spades AKQxx Hearts xx Diam. AKx Clubs xxx He bids "one spade," North bids "4 diamonds." The void diamond suit is now of little if any value to South — so — he signs off by bidding "four spades." Should North wish to ex plore further, he can still do so over the "4 spades" by bidding his semi-solid, or solid suit which he guarantees by his double jump shift. He either bids "5 hearts" or "5 clubs" as the case may be, depending of course entirely upon the distribution and value of his own hand. This type of hand should NOT at tempt the void suit convention (in answer to a partner's original bid of "one spade".) Spades Kxx Hearts AQIOxx Diam. void Clubs KQxxx 1st: no solid or semi-solid side suit 2nd : too short in partner's suit Should this hand contain a slam, the fact will be disclosed through the regular channels of (Continued on page 36) February, 1935 33 And This Month's Lesson . .'. Boxing Commissioners — The Eighth Wonder By Kenneth D. Fry SINCE there's no fishing hereabouts in February and all ether pastimes are very much overrated anyhow, this month's lesson might just as well be devoted, I suppose, to the gentle — very gentle — art of fisticuffs, or What Would a Boxing Commission Think About, if a Boxing Commission Could Think? Strangely enough, you might not know it, but a boxing com mission's prime job is to see that there isn't any cheating. Since there's very little cheating because there's very little fighting, our energetic gentlemen who draw pay from the states and rent offices so they'll have places in which to catch up on their whit tling have gone into the matchmaking business. A match maker, children, is a guy who persuades two alleged boxers to box for more than they're worth before a crowd that was promised action and was therefore gypped, while he — the match maker — counts the receipts, if he can count and if there are any receipts. Simply because lads who fight for a living are generally a muddled headed group of young fellows — excepting the top notchers — boxing commissions were formed to see that they didn't take advantage of each other, as if it made any differ ence. They are supposed to know something. It's a guessing game, like the Einstein theory. Perhaps Lotto should be men tioned in comparison, as it is almost simple enough to be compared with a boxing commission. Anyhow they've allowed fighters like Camera to meet bums like Rioux. They put judges at the ringside who — it has been discovered — -can't count to one hundred, that being the maxi mum, generally, of the strain on their intelligence. They pass rules to make champions fight for their titles every six months, and meet opponents whom they — the commissions — select. The boxing business certainly used to be in dire condition, but it was interesting, at least. We have as heavyweight champion Max Adelbert Baer, a large, smooth individual who can probably outthink and out smart any boxing commission in the country. Max dresses loudly and well, and keeps his suits pressed. Of late he has been popping around and about in what are termed four round exhibition fights. His appearance in Chicago was singularly satisfactory. He provided this jaded correspondent with his second opportunity to cheer in the last ten years. The first came last fall when Berwanger outflanked the Michigan end, whom Mr. Kipke of Michigan had publicly stated would not dare be outflanked. The second cheering, which Mr. Baer furnished, came in the second round of an alleged four round exhibition at the Chicago Stadium, when this author's lust for battle was satisfied for years to come at the sight of King Levinsky slowly crumpling under the savage power of blows which he had invited. Now, to get back on the track, the New York boxing commission frowned audibly on the touring habits of Mr. Baer. That is silly. It is very true that Mr Baer has no one to fight for his title. And since that is the case Max — it seems to me — is justified in moving about and displaying his splendid muscles so that secretaries will cuddle up against their bosses and feel chills of that old stuff moving up and down their spines. The bosses will like that, too, after they look around to see if any of their wives' friends are about. Well, I suppose boxing commissions must have something to do, and if the muddle-headed pals of the governor think they must justify their existence by telling fighters what to do, how to do it, when and with whom, then they might at least dis play mental acumen enough to surprise the community and do some good. Although it comes under the head of freak ideas, Baer's offer to fight two guys in one evening, ten rounds each with his title at stake isn't half so silly as the vacant expressions on the faces of the commissioners at the ringside. At least it is an idea. Perhaps that's what scared off the policemen. Whatever they've had to contend with, boxing commissions haven't run into ideas. If they had they wouldn't be up and around. They say Joe Louis isn't ready for a puncher. Well, if you care to scan King Levinsky's record — and Louis doesn't seem to want King — then you'll notice that Levinsky's prowess as a puncher is something like the Townsend plan. Lots of people believe in both. At this writing, Art Lasky and J. J. Braddock — good God, is he still alive? — will meet in New York early in February. Too bad Louis had to turn down an offer to meet the winner. Lasky is made to order for Louis. About March or April some canny person like Jim Mullen, who should be able to think his way to the front again, will sign Louis and Levinsky. Meanwhile yawns might be stifled if Baer were allowed to spend an evening with two palookas, as he suggests. Say Camera and Lasky. Or Hamas, if he beats Schmeling in Germany on March 10. Even this simple mind can discern some hope for the heavy weight division. It always happens that a new champion is handicapped by the lack of available opponents. One thing about Baer, he's not only a fighter to put the fear of God into the enemy, but he'll gamble. But of course, boxing commissions don't allow gambling. Max will probably be barred for life because he wants to fight. That's the only silly thing they haven't done. And now that the winter has been worked out of this heart, it might not be amiss to point out again that boxing commis sions are built to see that boxing is on the level and well con ducted. Beyond that they're over their heads. If there aren't any fights, they haven't anything to do. But of course they have to justify their existence. At least, they think so. There seemed to be quite a stir here abouts when Northwestern reached into the air and came down with Lynn Waldorf — a surprisingly good choice — to coach the sturdy Wildcats next fall. The stir came about when some newspaper lads, nosing around, and acting upon notice from Kansas, discovered on a Saturday afternoon that Northwest ern and Waldorf had put ink on paper and settled the matter. Confronted by these notions, Northwestern officials apparently denied any such business, leaving it for the Sunday morning papers to confirm Waldorf's selection an hour or two later. Of course it is always a problem for folk such as the North western officials to decide just what to do with an announce ment of that sort. If they called the sports scribes together in the morning, the afternoon papers would get the break. And vice versa, whatever the vice versa is in this case. And there is always that old standby — a predated release. It could be given to all papers, say, on a Friday, marked "For release to Sunday papers, and morning and evening papers thereafter." It is, of course, a beautiful legend that newspapers do not break release dates, and newspapermen do not divulge informa tion given them in confidence. On second thought, in most cases, this is not a legend, but a matter of strict truth. Un fortunately, however, one mistake can sour a barrel of beer or damn a damsel. That's the situation (Continued on page 36) 34 The Chicagoan 'auorwi ^r-J Names such as that which stands NOVEMBER EIGHTH I 9 5 4 at the head of this letter make lip Mr. J. DeWitt knotter c/o Hookless Fastener Co. 1003 Merchandise Mart Ch icago, Illinois Dear Mr. Knotter: Our firm has been in business fifty years catering only tc fastidious dressers0. 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They seem to have learned out there that you can't trust a sports scribe with much. Also, of course, if our erstwhile Evening Post were still going and I had been caught in that same whirl, I'd have been madder than hell about it all, just as some of the boys on the local dailies were. There's nothing like looking through the back end of a telescope. Un less it's a redhead. Someday someone's going to take me seri' ously about redheads, but I'll be too old. But how this rambles. Casual comments on current condi tions: In view of existing circumstances one of the smartest moves of the winter is the Cubs' series of ads in the daily papers. . . . That wearing-down process has, at this moment, caught up with our Black Hawks. . . . Unless something is done about plugging holes in defense, March will bring a lot of people, re marking, "Black Hawks? Black Hawks? Oh, yes, I remem ber them. Indians, weren't they?" ... At that, they shouldn't have any trouble reaching the playoff. . . . Practically everybody does. . . . Our Chicago Cardinals know the answers. . . . They beat the Bears and then disband. . . . Won't Dick Harlow feel like a Texas Ranger at court when he goes to Harvard? . . . The government should subsidize Beatrice Lillie to go after Huey Long. . . . That would be something. . . . Something to look forward to — the day Guy Bush pitches his first game for the Pirates against the Cubs. . . . That's a serious thought for today. . . . Table tennis will never succeed. . . . There hasn't been a scandal yet. Contract (Begin on page 33) bidding but great danger exists here if the void suit convention be attempted. Some players who do not approve of the void suit convention, claim that it crowds the auction and dissipates several valuable rounds of bidding. That is true — it does all of that — but with a hand of such great possibilities is it not safe to afford such luxury. To me it seems that the extremely valuable informa tion we receive from the use of the void suit convention is very cheap at the price we pay. However, this is open for discussion and certainly debatable. In determining the value of the void suit convention our ex perimental players must find the answer to three questions: 1st — how frequently is the bid employed 2nd — how valuable is the information received 3rd — does the use of this bid interfere with the direct channels of communication between partners Judging from the work I have done up to date, I am of the opinion that the answer to the first question is "slightly less fre quent than the original forcing bid of two in a suit." To the second question I answer "extremely valuable" — and to the third— "No." It was my pleasure last week while a guest of Mr. Culbertson in New York to discuss this convention pro and con. Appar ently, Mr. Culbertson is well impressed with the possibilities but for many years he has refused to be "crowded" or "pushed" into changes in his system and I inferred that this bid would have to stand the acid test of expert play for a few months more before Mr. Culbertson would pass judgment. Editorial note: Mr. Lagron is keenly interested in the readers' reaction to the void suit convention. He would appreciate hearing from those players who experiment with it. A letter addressed to Mr. E. M. Lagron, Bridge Edi tor of The Chicagoan, 407 So. Dearborn Street, Chicago, fl' linois, telling of your success or failure with this convention will prove both valuable and appreciative. 36 The Chicagoan Facing Facts On Skin Texture By Polly Barker FACES tell many interesting and revealing facts. Are those secrets told by your face to your credit? Many women spend endless time and money on the selection of a gown and neglect the face the dress is intended to glorify. A nice looking face, not necessarily beautiful, but with that well cared for look that comes from daily cleans ing, nourishing and stimulating, accented with the correct make-up, will make most any dress becoming. Faces also tell the state of mind, physical condition, and even give a hint as to whether those shoes are a bit tight or not. Of course those conditions must be cured before the face tells a story of health and loveliness. Then the face it self responds very nicely to a little pamper ing. There are many excellent salon facials, which include skin analysis and the prescription of the proper treatment for the individual skin. To carry on the good work begun in the salon, daily home care is vital and something you alone can do for further beauty. For particular complexion difficulties there are specialized corrective treatments which may also be used at home. Of the salon facials there are several very good ones to be had. Try the one offered in your favorite beauty salon. They accom plish things along lines of contour moulding and wrinkle eradicating that are almost im possible for one to do at home without end less time and energy, not to mention a very exact knowledge of tissue and muscle struc ture. Most of the better facials start with a massage of the back which causes complete relaxation and stimulates the cir culation. Relaxation is of course the first step to facial beauty and the increased circulation helps to clear and tone the skin. With the face itself the first step is cleansing and as the cleans ing oil or liquefying cream sinks into the pores you wriggle the toes from which the shoes have been removed and settle yourself comfortably on the chaise longue under a cozy warm blanket. Cleansing with cream or oil is usually followed with a soap and water cleansing of some kind. Then toning or stimulating, with a special liquid suited to the individual skin, makes your skin be gin to come to life. Nourishing is the next step and is accomplished by a scientific massage with a skin food or tissue cream. The best facial massages have done away with all the harsh and hard movements and are gentle, with the fin gers of the operator scientifically following the muscles of the face. Special wrinkles and sagging tissues under the chin and in the cheeks receive individual attention. A corrective masque which is again suited to the individual skin is the next step and by this time you should be so relaxed that you drift off to sleep as the masque is allowed its fifteen or twenty minutes to get in its good work. When the masque is removed the skin seems to have come to life. This is followed with a cleansing again and then an astringent and powder base. One facial includes an arm and hand massage which takes place just after the back massage, so that by the time you are ready for your make-up you feel like a completely new person. Make-up is the last step and is skillfully applied over the pow der base to make a becoming and lasting finish. Incidentally, the latest word from Paris is that eyes and lips are the accented portion of the face, with the cheeks a trifle more subdued than they have been. To receive the full benefit of the salon facial, home treatment to supplement and carry on the good work is a necessity. Many February Costume For Town After the bright informality of the South, it is pleasant to return to the trim simplic ity of town costumes. Martha Weathered selects from her spring collection of tailored suits and coats this outstanding example of smart distinction and impeccable tailoring. Martha Weathered February, 1935 SUNSHINE ...at the touch of a switch Increase your efficiency, your resistance against sickness all through the Winter GENERAL ELECTRIC SUNLAMP SPECIAL The lowest price at which a Sunlamp of this efficiency has ever been offered. 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COMMONWEALTH EDISON 72 West Adams Street and Branch Stores Electric Shops SAWl Hcwe w \xwi im/iriied iff Fif ©urn SI You can forget you are hostess when you give your party at Hotel Shoreland. An ex perienced catering staff assumes all respon sibility. You are as carefree as tho' you were a guest— as tho' you had been invited to your own affair. And you can be lavish in plan without being lavish in expenditure. Fifty-fifth Street at the Lake • PLAza 1000 H0T6L SHORGLAnD of the salons will suggest the correct procedure for your home treatment, supplying charts and directions. One salon offers a demonstration home treatment which shows you how to cooper' ate with the salon to. the fullest extent. If you prefer a special brand of cosmetics for home use, you can find everything neces' sary for the home facial in your favorite line. The skin diag' nosis that you have had in your salon facial will be of great help when you come to select those preparations suited to your skin. More and more experts are advocating a soap cleansing of some kind and here again the kind .of soap, and the fre' quency with which you use it, depend on the kind of skin — dry, oily, or normal. In addition to this a cleansing with a liquefying cream or oil is necessary. Nourishing is needed by almost all types of skin and your tissue cream will usually be accompanied by a chart showing the correct massage movements, or you may prefer to use those you have learned from your favorite facial operator. Stimulating and toning liquids may be found to suit your skin and also special masques to correct any skin condition. With a little time and patience you may learn to keep your skin at its best with the minimum effort. For most skins a finishing lotion or powder base of some sort is helpful to protect the skin and make the makeup more last' ing. Be sure the makeup is the right shade for your skin, eyes and hair, and also for the costume that you are wearing. Have the right shade of makeup for the predominating colors you wear, perhaps one combination for browns and reds and aiv other to make blues and grays more becoming. If you apply the power in a heavy coat, after the cream rouge of course, and then remove the excess with a soft camel's hair brush, a soft velvety finish will be the result. Remember that the daily home care of the skin accomplishes the greatest results. There are several corrective lines made for home use that are quite different from the usual run of cos' metics. One of these is especially good if you have an allergic condition such as hay fever or asthma or an unusually sensitive skin. There is a complete line of these products all made under medical supervision, and containing no orris root. Another cream made to correct undernourished and blemished tissues has as a base turtle oil extracted from the living creature. The cream comes in two grades, the stronger to be used for the more unusual skin condition. The complete line is designed for cor rective treatment and will be most helpful in correcting a bad skin condition. If you are tired of creams and oils you might try a new line with natural herbs the basic ingredient. These herbs have puri' fying, cleansing and preservative qualities. The line consists of soap, balm, cleansing lotion, cleansing oil, and an unperfumed powder base and powder which won't interfere with any per' fume you may care to use. FOR GREATER BEAUTY Antoine — Facial preparations for home use and Salon Facials at the Beauty Salon of Saks Fifth Avenue. Elizabeth Arden — Individual Face Treatments, Demonstration Home Treatments, preparations for home use. Harriet Hubbard Ayer — Complete line of facial preparations. Contoure — Facial preparations and Salon Facials at The Davis Store Beauty Salon. Daggett and Ramsdell — Complete line of facial preparations. Quick clean up facial at the Daggett and Ramsdell Salon. Delettrez — Facial preparations and Salon Facials at the Beauty Salon of Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Frances Denney — Facial preparations for all types of skin. Marie Earle — Complete line of facial preparations. Salon Facials at the Lane Bryant Beauty Salon. Dorothy Gray — Salon Facials. Pearl B. Upton. Guerlain — Face lotions, face creams, powders, rouge, lipstick, and eye make-up. Martine Haubret — Herb Soap, Herb Baume, Herb Sachets, Herb Cleans' ing Lotion, Herb Cleansing Oil, Unperfumed Finishing Cream and Face Powder. Huldah of the Drake. Richard Hudnut — Complete facial preparations in the Du Barry and Marvelous lines. Jaquet — Preparations for home facials and Salon Facials at Charles A. Stevens' Powder Box and Mandel Brothers' Beauty Salon. Agnes MacGregor — Facial Preparations for home use and Salon Facials at the Beauty Salon of Marshall Field & Co. Marcelle Laboratories — Complete line of nomallergic preparations. Kathleen Mary Quinlan — Complete line of facial preparations. Helena Rubinstein — Salon Facials and preparations for home use. Russian Duchess — Corrective Creams and Lotions, Marshall Field 6? Co., Mandel Brothers, Russian Duchess Shop. 38 The Chicagoan Meet the Members J- he Keep-Your-Book Club Unveiled By Marjorie Kaye THE month that witnessed the nativity of Washington and Lincoln may as well be charged, too, with the official unveiling of the Keep-Your-Book Club. Accordingly, I will present in a few moments the names of those courageous souls who have enlisted in the cause lately and somewhat length ily expounded in this brave column. But first, I think, I'd better restate the cause for the enlightenment of new readers and such older ones as may not have been listening (admission, if you will) in order that the impulse to clip the little coupon and sign on the dotted line may be obeyed not only forthwith but in complete awareness of the slender but significant obligations implied. The membership of this most exclusive of all book clubs is understood to be adamantly opposed to the ancient and per haps honorable but none the less barbarous practice of (1) lend ing and (2) borrowing books. That is all there is to it. But that is quite a lot. It is a declaration of independence and it is, if the republican party has no objections, a constitution. It is a swell reason for saying no to the person who wants to bor row your copy of The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, which you know in advance will not be returned if ever until everybody has forgotten it exists, and it is just as good a reason for say ing no to the over-generous if ill directed individual who tries to lend you the same or another volume. And haven't you always wanted a good reason for saying no to both parties? Haven't you always had to grin and say yes, lest you be sus pected of being not quite sporting, when you knew full well that (1) the borrower would begin avoiding you or hating you or inventing alibis for not having returned the volume promptly and that (2) the lender would begin steering the conversation into other channels or looking at you slantwise and a little too considerately or avoiding you or hating you or both or all four if you didn't return or in some credible way account for non return of the volume in that indeterminate but never adequate space of time tacitly misunderstood to be proper? Well, that's what the Keep-Your-Book Club is all about. Its members neither borrow books nor lend them. Thus they make no enemies and protect their friends. Membership is voluntary and free and terminable at will without notice and you're invited, in no sense urged, to join. The password is "Have you read any good books lately?" and the answer, in keeping with the spirit of the organization, is no. And here are the members: Miss Kay Bonsonetto, Nokomis, Illinois. Miss Jane Chapman, 1410 Sherman Avenue, Northbrook, Illinois. Miss Carlene Cooper, 1317 Merchants Bank Building, Indianapolis, Ind. Miss Helen Couch, 51 West Delaware Place, Chicago, Illinois. Miss Dorothy M. Cummins, 632 Reisch Building, Springfield, Illinois. Mrs. Mary F. Deitzel, Wayland, New York. Mr. F. P. Frazier, Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Jack A. Glennon, 8223 Evans Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Miss Vee M. Gustaitis, 1451 N. Wood Street, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Glynn Harden, Owatonna, Minnesota. Miss Florence C. Haslam, 4439 North Lincoln Street, Chicago, Illinois. Miss Nettie Mae Jones, 103 Woodlawn Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Charles J. Kepler, 620 5th Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Dr. M. Potashnik, 6949 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. MRS. C. Rowland, Jr., 4818 Elm Street, Niles Center, Illinois. Miss Elizabeth Russell, Hoopeston, Illinois. Dr. G. F. Tufo, 1418 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. M. W. Wilson, 1150 Parkside Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Dale Warren, 2 Park Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Miss Essie A. Zern, 9216 Commercial Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. THE CHICAGOAN 407 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois. Boole Editor: I, too, am of Spartan spirit, so enroll me as a member of your Keep-Your-Book Club without cost to me or you and have you read any good books lately? Name Address. Always on display in the beautifully appointed factory wholesale showrooms of the Robert W. Irwin Company at 608 S. Michigan Bl. may be found the largest, most complete and most bril liant exhibition of fine custom furniture in the vicinity of Chicago, thus affording anyone inter ested an unexcelled opportunity for leisurely inspection and extensive choice. Desired pur chases will be arranged through your local dealer. ROBERT W. IRWIN CO. 608 S. MICHIGAN BL a radiant Springtime face ? ? ? Instead of that 'Winter Look" What good a sleek coiffure and a lovely gown, with a skin that looks as though winter had set in. A JAQUET FACIAL corrects the dried, pinched look and pro tects against its return. For Appointment Call State 1500 — Local 660 Mandel's Beauty Shops — Fifth Floor — Wabash MANDEL BROTHERS a store of youth a store of fashion a store of moderate price© February, 1935 39 finest JL here's just one 17- year-old bonded whiskey on t lie market, bottled at the original distillery— by the original distiller- that's Kentucky Tavern • Other Glenmore WhisRies— Old Thompson Tom Hardy Anchorage 115 STRAIGHT i!| BOTTLED IN BOND u*MORe°oisTiu.ERi£S «»• Kentucky Tavern 17-year- old bottled in bond a STRAICHT FROM THE Jjvyett ' &i&tf&y in /(entiic/cu The American Family — faith Baldwin — r/arrar &f Kme- hart: Three generations of Americans whose lives have been influenced by both Chinese and American customs serve to show the strength and weakness of the two civilisations. David, the son of an American missionary family in China, returns to this country for his education, the purpose of which is to fit him for medical work in China. His high aims for a life of service conflict with his love for a pampered and spoiled American girl, who is unable to endure life in China. A nice problem in human adjustments. — P. J3. Barry Scott, M.D. — Rhoda Truax — Dutton: I think I must be feeble minded or not grown up or something because always — almost always — when an author takes one of these hackneyed themes of young-man-marries-girl-but-not-for-love then through crisis realizes he loves her and they live happily never after — why then I fall in line and like it. Especially if the story has a medical background and enough of the lingo to give the layman the illusion of valid atmosphere plus the allure and inverted sadistic fascination the aura "medical man" has for most of us.- — V. W. A. Cosmogonies of our Fathers — Some Theories of the Seven teenth and Eighteenth Centuries — Katherine Brownell Collier, Ph.D. — Columbia University Press: The Faculty of Political Science of Columbia University edit a series of Studies in His tory. Economics and Public Law, of which this treatise on theories of the origin of the universe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is number four hundred two. The volume shows the manner in which the new scientific discoveries of Copernicus, Kepler, Newton and other speculators on the uni verse and history of the earth before the existence of written records, were reconciled with the Scriptural account. The men tal nimbleness with which some of the scientists of that time avoided heresy will be amusing to present day scientists. Every student of history who believes history is more a study of human personality than of events will find here much grist for his mill. —V. W. A. Crimson Ice — Cortland Fitzsimmons — Frederick A. Stokes: A well written account of a murder during a hockey game. Knowing little of the art of chasing the "puck" I would say this book would probably rate A-l with hockey-loving, mystery readers.— B. P. K. Delay in the Sun — Anthony Thome — Doubleday, Doran : A young Englishman does a good job of reporting on a group of tourists delayed by a motorbus strike in a little town in Spain. Querinda, is its name and you'll probably want to go there and get sun-tanned after you read it. — M. K. The Forty Days of Musa Dagh — Franz Werfel — Viking: Here, Ladies and Gentlemen, is reading in fact, the kind of reading you look for when you're tired of timely trifles and radio and theatre and daily news and life as it is being lived by you and company with or without your consent, the sub stantial and competent and sufficient and stimulating and satis fying reading that you seek, sometimes, as you seek fresh air or exercise or spring water or sunshine or — well, you get the idea. Here is reading to take with you on that world cruise, or wherever it is that you happen to be going to stay until you feel differently about things, including home in the long winter nights and no matter what or where home happens to be. Here, again, is reading, which is to say that here is writing, which, in turn, is to say that here is the work of a man who worked at his job and found that other men found it worthy of his time and theirs. Read it.— W. R. W. Hornets' Nest — Helen Ashton — Macmillan: The author of Family Cruise chooses a hospital as the locale for love, hate and accompanying divertisements. Question? Do you like this locale? Then all is well. — M. K. How Like an Angel — A. G. Macdonell — Macmillan: It might not be angelic to make this comment, but Macdonell's England, Their England is by far the best bet. — M. K. Memory of Love — Bessie Breuer — Simon and Schuster: A new treatment of the old theme of the philandering husband who uses them and then tosses them aside until finally he finds himself desperately in love. Well and entertainingly written.— E. S. C. '; ' ¦, r^ The Naked Truth — Luigi Pirandello — Dutton: A collec tion of Pirandello's short stories published in a properly swanky edition celebrating bestowal of a Nobel Prize and without ques tion a proper addition to a completely proper library for that # 7H, ¦ AMOUS on the Continent, but unknown in America dur ing the dry days, because never "bootlegged." Fully aged, a bit dryer and strong er, Cora gives a brand new taste thrill to a cocktail. IN BOTH ITALIAN AND FRENCH (DRY) STYLES "CA TRY THE "CORA CONTINENTAL" Use highball glass— I jigger Italian, I Jigger French, twist of lemon peel dropped in glass, lump of ice, dash of seltrer, Distributors: McKESSON & ROBBINS Incorporated New York, N. Y. 40 The Chicagoa** HARRY JOHNSON MRS. WALTER C. BIDDLE IS AUTHOR OF THE PLAY, "WHAT NEXT?" GIVEN AT IDA NOYES HALL JANUARY 26 FOR BENEFIT OF PATIENTS OF THE HOME FOR DESTITUTE CRIPPLED CHILDREN IN AFFLIATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO reason. I got a little sleepy on the second story but don't let that prejudice you against the work, or, for that matter, against me, for I'm sure it has nothing to do with the case. — W. R. W. Not Without the Wedding — Theodore Pratt— Dutton : A torrid love affair on Paradise Island happens to be interesting at times and rather tiresome in spots. — E. S. C. Odds on Bluefeather— Laurence W. Meynell— Lippincott : At last representatives of all nations of the world are about to •ign a peace pact under the leadership of Paul Verney, who of course disappears. Scotland Yard and George Berkley enter the lists against the trouble makers who are under the leader' ship of a fanatic whose symbol is a bluefeather. Even with the odds on Bluefeather, Berkley is tireless in his efforts to find the missing peacemaker. — P. B. The Outcast— Luigi Pirandello— Dutton: Pirandello has long had an interest in the abnormal in human nature, and here, in the Nobel Prize reissue of his 1925 book, he presents a study of the dissociated personality. Marta Pentagora, living with husband Rocco in a Sicilian town, is unjustly accused of infi' delity, and is cast out of her home. Follows then a close exact study of the phenomena of dissociation analogous to Flaubert's Madame Bovary. — V. W. A. Redirecting Education, Volume I, the United States — Rexford G. Tugwell and Leon H. Keyserling — Columbia Uni versity Press: This volume is a discussion of the university's place in modern society, and seeks to answer the questions as to what is the task of college teachers in the fourth decade of this century, and what are the social objectives of American education. The authors of the essays in this book are or have been teachers in Columbia College, and have been engaged in the comprehensive-cooperative course known as Contemporary Civilization, a course similar in spirit to the pioneer course at the University of Chicago known as The Nature of the World and Man. Out of these comprehensive courses has grown the present two year survey college plan at the University of Chi cago, which has been used as a pattern for the newly organized Chicago City Junior Colleges. If you have an interest in our attempts at modern higher education at public expense, this basic volume is worth a lot of your mental energy. — V. W. A. Sinbad the Soldier — Percival Christopher Wren — Hough- EMPIRE ROOM Palmer House CHICAGO'S FINEST DINNER- SUPPER CLUB, PRESENTING AMERICA'S MOST OUT STANDING FLOOR SHOWS with TED WEEMS' Celebrated Music DINNER $2.50 No cover charge. Minimum charges Dinner $2.50 Supper $2.00 (Sat., Sun. and Hoi.— Supper $2.50) LUNCHEON DANCING Every Saturday, 1 to 4 Luncheon — $1.35, plus tax oh, where will you rest that tired head ? There's fuss enough getting to places without fussing after you get there. Now The Chicagoan takes that last straw off your back. Wherever you go in these United States or Canada, just 'phone us. Tell us where and when, and we wire for your hotel reservation, quick as a cat and no cost to you. If you have not decided which hotel, we can recommend a suitable one to fit your taste. When you reach your destination your room is waiting — what's more, the management usually gives an extra fillip to its service of CHICAGOAN readers. call the CHICAGOAN hotel bureau — no obligation at all — Harrison 0035 Reservations in local hotels made for out-of-town readers upon request. February, 1935 Y. ;\\\wv..< ; cArtist's Sketch of c/fmbassador Sast Giving Room with Ghoice North. Exposure A Hotel Room with the Charm of a Private Home The sketch shown above indicates the luxury and comfort of a com bination bedroom and living room unit at the Ambassador or Ambassador East. A spacious, magnificently furnished living room with a divan that opens into a soft, comfortable bed — wide windows that command a view of Chicago's exclusive Gold Coast. Whatever your requirements — a single hotel room to an elaborate sujte — in an atmosphere of luxury and distinction — under the very shadow of the Loop — at surprisingly moderate cost. THE AM B ASSAD OH1 1300 NORTH STATE PARKWAY HOTELS SHERMAN HOUSE CELLARS HOTEL SHERMAN'S WINE & LIQUOR STORE • The rarest selection of wines and liquors in America, chosen with the experience of two generations, is now available to you at Sherman House Cellars in the Hotel Sherman. • Authentic wines from the vineyards and not merely the districts, the finest of Scotch, American and Canadian whiskies, rare liqueurs, products of every nation in the world — all priced very reasonably — await your choice. • 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. • Full delivery service. SHERMAN HOUSE CELLARS LA SALLE AND RANDOLPH CORNER IN HOTEL SHERMAN A PASTEL PORTRAIT OF PAUL JULIUS G. GREELEY, III, SON OF DR. AND MRS. PAUL GREELEY OF WINNETKA, RECENTLY COMPLETED BY ELEANOR SERRELL KETCHAM OF KENILWORTH, WHOSE PASTELS AND OILS ARE IN MOUNTING VOGUE ALONG THE NORTH SHORE ton Mifflin Company: When you finish this one you will be placing a nose bet on FERA — in other words, your mind will be so far away from actualities that FERA might be anyone's filly. The author of Beau Geste knowns how to burn up pages in enthralling narrative. It is quite evident that Christopher Wren knows his Arabia and Africa and this book will create nostalgia for adventure in any reader. — M. K. Skin Deep — M. C. Phillips — Vanguard: Women wise in' vestigate their beauty disguise, and there is no shorter way than by reading the statements about beauty aids given in this new book by M. C. Phillips of Consumers1 Research. It rates with 100,000,000 Guinea Pigs in general character. — M. K. Sold Out to the Future — Roy Helton — Harpers: If you are interested in How We Have Sold Out to the Future; How the Future Became Our Ideal; Why Foreknowledge Is ImpoS' sible; The War on Tomorrow and the Battle for Today and Ideals and Realities read what the creator of ?iitchey Tilley, the hill billy who captured our fancy several months ago, has to say in this volume that sometimes makes our temples bulge and our blood seethe. And there is plenty to think about in this one. — M. K. Tros of Samothrace — Talbot Mundy — D. Appleton-Cen- tury: Nine hundred and forty-nine pages are too long for one sitting, but most of you who like your adventure tale to be reel after reel after reel of lusty high falutin1 exploit on land and sea, will be sorry the yarn must be put aside for another rainy day. Rather nice to know the Druids were as real at least as the Aztecs, the Norsemen, the Vestal Virgins and the Oracle at Delphi. Those who understand the British person ality will be prone to observe it has changed little since 5 5 B. C. when Caesar made two abortive attempts to invade the island, and was repulsed each time by stubborn wit. Someday a grand super-stupendous movie will come of the tale, but until then the vicarious thrill seeker will joyfully claim it as his own.— V. W. A. You Are the Government — Jouett Shouse — Little, Brown and Company: Here is a recital of the American Government in 12 chapters — Popular Government, Liberty and Property Rights, The Dual Form of Government, Trends Adverse to Popular Government, Emergency Powers, The Menace of 42 The Chicagoan A PASTEL PORTRAIT OF MADELINE FRANCES SHERIDAN, DAUGH TER OF MR. AND MRS. E. E. SHERIDAN OF EVANSTON, BY ELEANOR SERRELL KETCHAM, FORMER STUDENT OF ALLAN PHILBRICK, HERSELF A SOCIALLY PROMINENT NATIVE OF KENILWORTH Bureaucracy, Social Welfare, Government in Bank and Busi ness, Government and Money, Cost of Government, The Par tisan System and Obligations of the Citizen to His Govern ment. All for $1.00!— M. K. We Are Betrayed — Yardis Fisher — Doubleday, Doran: Another youth "seeks the truth1 ' and his "place in the sun1' by doing post-graduate work in literature. Meanwhile he torments his pretty wife, of whom he is desperately fond, and is flat tened out when she suicides. Well, yes and no. — E. S. C. Week End — Phil Stong — Harcourt, Brace and Company: Stong gives us a good display of versatility in his new work centered about a week-end in Connecticut. It is somtimes hard to believe that it is the same Phil Stong who gave us State Fair and 'Stranger's Return. It is a good story. — M. K. Panama (Begin on page 23) On no other line is it possible to circum navigate the world aboard one ship within the period of four months with the exception of extraordinary departures of three or four special World Cruises generally scheduled to sail in January. The Canal Zone is well acquainted with the ships of this line as a vessel passes through the locks every seventh day on one of the two routes mentioned or on a third impor tant itinerary between New York and the Orient. This run makes an eastern Pacific destination possible from the Atlantic seaboard without trans-shipment, although a short visit in Cali fornia 15 feasible while the ship is at San Francisco. Another American Line operating from Coast to Coast through the Canal is notable for the speed and size of its liners. One is apt to consider steamship service between two ports in the United States as something on the order of an overnight ferry, although the ships actually used are without exception comparable to average trans-Atlantic steamers as far as size and luxury are concerned. The largest ships in regular service via Panama attain 31,000 gross tons while many popular European ships on the North Atlantic Passenger Lane are less than 20,000 tons. An outstanding regular passenger line calling at Panama is IVORY TIPS Protect the Lips All hi as May ARLIBOR© AME RICA'S FINEST CIGARETTE <T». INC. NEW Y CORINNIS regularly- no bitter, chemical laden water would do in his diet! Corinnis is pure and always good-tasting. The regular drink ing of pure water, at least 6 to 8 glasses a day, is just as essential in the diet of the adult. The pleasing taste of Corinnis will enable you too to drink more water. 'Phone for a case now. It's delivered anywhere in Chicago and suburbs. SUPerior 6543 Hinckley & Schmitt, 420 W. Ontario St., Chicago Corinnis SPRING WATER AMERICAN^ MEDICAL I ASSN. / February, 1935 43 Hotel Charlotte Harbor THE FLORIDA HOTEL ATTRACTIONS AND RATE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR! Weekly $35 to $49 Single $70 to $98 Double Including Meals — Private Bath Exceptional rates — the lowest ever offered by Hotel Charlotte Harbor- one of the finest resort hotels on the West Coast. Comfortable, finely ap pointed throughout, boasting a table and service befitting a hotel of the first rank. Wire reservation. Booklet sent. Address G. Floyd Alford, Jr., Man ager. THE beautiful Hotel Charlotte Harbor, delightfully situated on the shores of Charlotte Harbor, open ing onto the Gulf of Mexico. Over 100 miles south of St. Petersburg. Beach, swimming pool always 84 de grees Fahrenheit — own 18 hole golf course — tennis — trapshooting — won derful fishing and quail shooting. OPEN TO APRIL. On Tamiami Trail. Good railroad service. HOTEL CHARLOTTE HARBOR PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA UJALTon PLACE EAST OF miCHIGAn YOUR IIIQUIRY IS CORDIALLY IIIVITCD lotel Knickerbocker I. MIX 1 1 It BOTTLED IN FRANCE * ESTABLISHED 1859 Gamier makes them all — Creme de Menthe, Abricotine (apricot), Liqueur d'Or, Creme de Cacao and 24 others — and makes them mellower, smoother. Imported for 50 years by Julius Wile Sons & Co., Inc., New York Sole U. S. Agents. Est. 1877 BEN PINCHOT TAMARA— THE FACT THAT THIS EXQUISITE yOUNG LADY IS IN AMERICA AND NOT IN RUSSIA SEEMS ONE OF THE STRONGEST ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. IN ROBERTA AT THE ERLANGER, SHE SINGS SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES IN SUCH A MANNER THAT TEARS ARE LIKELY TO GET IN YOUR EYES the West Coast of South America service from New York. Passengers embarking on our West Coast may transfer to the main line at the Canal to reach ports in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile as far south as Santiago. The round trip from New York to Santiago on one ship constitutes a cruise of ap' proximately thirty 'nine days which has been extraordinarily well received by travelers. A variation of this itinerary is possible permitting return from Buenos Aires on the eastern shore of South America to New York after crossing the continent over the Andes Mountains by rail or air at the passenger's option. Of particular interest on these trips is the wealth of evidence left by ancient Inca and Mayan civilizations. Theodore Roose' velt was one of the first to express his delight upon crossing the mountain passes and lakes in the Andes. West Indies Cruises from either New York or New Orleans, on regular or special sailings, call at Cristobal, the Atlantic gate of the Canal, almost without exception. Due to the inherent desire of Americans to see the spectacular water passage which has been and is a vital factor in our national development and welfare, it is little short of impossible to leave Panama out of a cruise itinerary unless insufficient time precludes it. Interesting native life and shopping bargains are additional attractions secondary only to the Canal itself. From all indications, there is no doubt that the number of West Indies Cruise passengers- this year will break all records as more sailings are scheduled and more travelers have been booked, up to the present time, than in any past corresponding period. This should occasion- no wonder, as the cruises of past years have publicized the pleasures of this type vacation and the cost is not prohibitive to those of modest income. Ships of every size and degree of luxury, including renowned transatlantic liners, effect these cruises so that a wide choice of accommodation and rate may be considered. The number of passenger liners passing through the Panama Canal make it impossible to mention any but the most impor tant services. It goes without saying that all World Cruises traverse the locks, as rounding the Horn would require too much time and expense. Steamship lines of many nationalities operate from our West Coast to Europe, by way of Panama, eliminating the expense and tedium of a transcontinental journey. Between Europe and the Orient, a constant stream of 44 The Chicagoan DENNIS O'DEA— THE HARRIS THEATRE IS GOING IN HEAVILY FOR FEMININE CLIENTELE THESE DAYS. DENNIS KING LEAVES. DENNIS O'DEA COMES IN WITH THE ABBEY PLAYERS. LINE FORMS TO THE RIGHT, GIRLS ships enter the Canal, embark and disembark passengers and cargo at Cristobal on the Atlantic or Balboa on the Pacific and steam onward to remote destinations. Mount Vernon (Begin on page 24) Vernon in the Colonial Village at Chi' cago's second Century of Progress Exposition. Meanwhile, Messrs. Elliott Donnelley and W. M. Sackett of the Lakeside Press had been called into the matter from the standpoint of fine color reproduction. In due time, proofs were submitted of twelve post cards, and one re' production in large size suitable for framing of the East Front of the Mansion at Mount Vernon. The subjects reproduced on the post cards included the East and West Fronts of the Man' sion; the North Wing, showing the Palladian Window; the Tomb of Washington; the famous Box Hedges; and a group of buildings which included the Spinning House and the Carpenter Shop. Among six interior studies done by F. J. Mayfield were the Banquet Hall; the Library; Martha Washington's Sitting Room; and General Washington's Bed Chamber. The result was a distinguished series of post cards — probably the most artistic ever produced for any public memorial in America. But the complete story is not yet told. Having lav ished so much devotion and care on the artistic side of the cards, the Vice-Regent from Illinois went yet a step farther. "The artists," she had said when the original water colors were submitted, "have done well in representing the beauty and nobility of Mount Vernon. Their work should be supported by well-written captions and compact explanatory statements which will endow each subject with as much meaning and in terest as we can give it." Before the cards went to press, therefore, each was provided with a caption and a descriptive statement which added greatly to its human interest value. The card showing the East Front, for example, carries this paragraph — "The Mansion on this side faces the Potomac. To the river landing in colonial times came ships from England. Vessels passing Mount Vernon today toll their bells . . . offi- BENEDICTINE I D.O.lvt IN all the world there is only one Benedictine. It is dis tilled today, as always, at Fecamp, France, from the original secret formula per fected in 1510 by Dom Ber nardo Vincelli. Cultivate the gracious Con tinental rite — a glass of Bene dictine at the end of the meal — or during the evening. Be fore dinner, serve the famous prize winning cocktail — the Queen Elizabeth: 1 part Benedictine, 1 part lime juice, 2 parts French Vermouth. JuKur Wile Sons & Co., Inc., N. Y. Sole U. S. Agents ¦ Est. 1877 Also Sole U. S. Agents for Bollinger Champagne Dry Sack Sherry Peter Dawson Scotch ..' Is a matter of pride with us. We do it by a new process — a mixture of bene ficial vegetable oils that gives life and sheen to your hair, while it imparts a delightfully natural color. Shampoo tints or permanent coloring that leaves no streaks and banishes grey or dull hair. During February ... all prices on French trans formations, braids, wigs (all hand-made, of natu ral hair — no dyed hair is used) are reduced 25%. 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St. % cers and men on warships stand at attention." A charming view of Martha Washington's Sitting Room of fers this — "An interesting detail in this picture is the tiny private staircase seen through the open door in the background. By these stairs, General Washington could mount from the library to his bedroom above, and avoid the company with which the house was always filled after his retirement from the Presidency." And the card showing the Box Hedges — "Here is seen the box garden set out in geometric design during General Washington's lifetime . . . probably under his personal direction. Trees, shrubs, flowers . . . memen' toes of their visits . . . were planted here by distinguished guests, including Lafayette and Jefferson." And so, by doing superlatively well a task that might easily have been treated as a humdrum chore, Mrs. Carpenter and the Chicagoans who assisted her have during the past year made a very considerable contribution toward keeping Mount Vernon a living memorial. It is expected that in the next ten years hundreds of thousands of the new cards will be carried to homes in every part of the United States. That seems no small ac complishment, particularly in these modern times when the na- tion so much needs to remember and look back to the principles and ideals of Washington. MUSIC (Begin on page 19) surprising had Mr. Stock not played so recently that First symphony. Evidently there is, and always has been, a wealth of pretty tunes coming naturally to Stra winsky 's mind, and in this Octuor they were constantly popping up most unexpectedly. After a bit, of course, you caught the hang of it and were listening for these pretty bits woven into the complex texture. A many-sided mind. There were parts which came close to suggesting the strum ming of the guitar, which used so to enrage Richard Wagner in the Italian opera scores, and this, too, produced by the crisp woodwinds. It would have taken some guitarist to get the full harmony, but it sounded as though an expert might have fetched it. Of course he would go off into musical nuts much too tough for the cracking even at a second hearing — but that we ex pected. The thing that constantly surprised was the simplicity, even to pretty tunefulness, of the original thought, and the fineness of the workmanship with which the texture was woven together. No luck and no bungling— just the skill to set down what was in his mind. What was in his mind? Which is the true Strawinsky, the man of simple tunefulness, of contrapuntal complexity, or the dealer in those tremendous masses of sound? He is all of them and perhaps has not quite found himself yet but is still experimenting. But, oh, the technical difficulties of that seemingly simple tunefulness when it comes to the actual playing! When a really skillful man wishes to be dirty to a bassoonist or a trumpeter what is the limit? Strawinsky knows; and if you don't believe it ask the men who had to play it. A grand evening. Much obliged to The Arts Club. Mme. Mary Ann Kaufman sang two groups of Strawinsky 's songs with clever assistance from Robert MacDonald at the piano. Sung with appreciation and the light touch. Fitted into the occasion — but you know the Strawinsky songs. Oh, don't you? Well, why do you suppose they are not sung more? Nevertheless a grand evening. CINEMA (Begin on page 17) crowded panel, ten or more players on another, and then devote a handsomely engraved placard, following upon them like a climax, to the statement that the picture was directed by What's-his-name? It's what's called a build-up, of course, but what's it for? If you want to know whether it means anything or not, try to name four directors quickly. Try to name one in identification with a recent pic ture which you've seen. Yet the thing goes on, in part be- **<$<**4WWM^^4NMMWWWWNWN&** Uou Li be JJeiUjkieju with the character and clever arrangement of Your Room! You will find it so refreshingly different to come home to your room 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 in keeping with the mode. Moreover, a fine address — and rentals most inviting. hotel Pe »Tei Kearson East Pearson Street jteBfil Winter-sports week end ifieNORTH W00D5 }^|| Just the kind of a week end par;v ^* for active, sports - loving folk* from . . ... , . . Chicago — tobogganing, skiing, skating ice-boating, snow-shoeing. Eag'{ River is our destination — snug- cozy Jack-o'-Lantern Lodge our head quarters. Won't you come along* $20 covers round trip rail fan' lower berth both ways in P"1 man, night's lodging and six meals- Leave any Friday evening Back following Monday mornM For North Woods Winter Sports FoUtf i reservations, tickets, call, phone or wri" H. G. VAN WINKLE Gen'l Agent Pass'r Dei* 148 S. Clark St Phone Dearborn 2121 or Madison St. Station Phone Dearborn 2060 Chicago, 111. MF 46 The Chicagoa>' Distinctive CANOPIES Fine canopy work demands excellence in both materials and workmanship. Even more insistently, it calls for cor rectness of design — for sound artistic sense in planning and execution. The experience and reputa tion of Carpenter in fine canvas work is your best as surance of complete satis faction. Rental canopies avail able for weddings and special occasions. Ask for folder on "Fine Canopies." EST. 1840 GEO-BeARPErftER^ea 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 cause the director is really a very important fellow and in part because he never has been able to win the popular recognition he'd like to have and unquestionably deserves and in major part because he doesn't know that this isn't the way to gain it. But an end to backtracking. What I started out to remark was that the pictures are better. I don't know how I got into this airing of personal annoy ances. Maybe I just had to clear the decks, wash the slate have it your own way. The fact of importance is that the dozen pictures encountered in the month ending here with are not only better pictures but are not supposed to be. That is, none of them came to a world made breathless with waiting and dizzy with tales of their greatness. None of them was labeled as the most expensive or the most this or the most that, and is it possible that this is one of the reasons why they are better? Is it possible that the Holly wood reporters and the paid and unpaid publicists from coast to coast have created such a hue and cry about the pictures that only those they overlook have a chance of justifying expectations? I think it is. And I think that makes it about time to reduce the Garbos and so on to something like the level at which writers and technicians perform their labors in the existing scheme of things and to present the produc tions of all hands for what they are and let the chips fall where they may. I think more of them would fall into the cash register and everybody, particularly the plain people of whom there are more than ever, would be much better off. FLORIDA (Begin on page 13) week end jaunt with a yachting party down into the Caribbean. There's no use in landing. Nassau is just the same as Palm Beach and Havana is more awful than Miami. Day in and day out; week in and week out. It's piti ful! I crave action and I crave excitement. What on earth can a person do, I want to know?" "Of course," it was suggested, "you know the law com pelling people to spend their winters in Florida was repealed a long time ago." "I've no interest in laws nor repeals either," he replied tartly. "But I do insist on the right to wonder why people will put in a winter frivoling around ocean beaches, driving around in automobiles, flying around in airplanes, sailing around in powerboats and yachts, fishing at sea or in inland lakes and rivers, playing golf, tennis or contract, dancing, eating, taking on tan, listening to radios, going to the movies, watching the moon and heavens, sleeping a ten-hour schedule at night? It's incredible that people otherwise considered as having good sense can get heated up over such a program." The answer, of course, does not lie with the shortcomings of Florida, but rather in the existing state of mind up yonder (Floridan for the "frozen north" and "ice bound" regions). There is impatience and unrest among the wealthy of the winter socialite colonies. Recovery is not "tak ing hold" as they think it should back at home and men of af fairs are beginning to awaken to the necessity of something to do. They have been playing a waiting game, determined to sit tight till the economic situation was straightened out and then plunge back into the fray and clean up. An indolent winter or two in sunny South Florida was alluring to many who felt they were fagged when Depression first appeared, but the continuation of idleness on and on and on is fraying the nerves of the most intrepid. Who knows but when everything that anyone can think of to divert a susceptible class begins to pall, perhaps a spark has been discovered which will, sooner than we expect, burst into a flame of recovery? 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Address Mouquin, Inc. 160 E. Illinois St., Chicago, III., Sup. 2615 VERMOUTH 1 INDISPENSABLE FOR COCKTAILS DkeGkoiee CotuwmewiA- PRENCH avid ITALIAN STYLES louqtt'5 Old Stuff Chicago in Retrospect By Alexis J. Colman ONE of the most noteworthy St. Valentine's parties of the late gay '90's was that of the Fellowship Club in 1898, staged in an oriental atmosphere on an upper floor at Kinsley's, restaurateur and premier caterer of the period. Per sian rugs and tapestries, quaint Turkish lanterns, a lily pond in the center, attendants in fezes, and an orchestra that played soft airs on stringed instruments, combined to transport mem bers and guests to Damascus or Stamboul. It was an ambitiously staged dinner, with stunts savoring of the character of the famous Gridiron Club affairs in Washing ton. The soup course precipitated an acrimonious controversy between Melville E. Stone, master of ceremonies, and Samuel Insull, who insisted that the soup had been brewed from ques tionable ingredients. Mr. Stone stoutly defended the decoction; Mr. Insull loudly declared that he had been bunkoed out of his good money, and demanded that the kettle in which the mixture had been boiled be brought in. As the woman guests were shocked at the unseemly argument, various members, including Milward Adams and Willis Rice, sought to quiet the disputants for the sake of the good name of the club. But Mr. Insull persisted, and Mr. Stone said he could not give in even if there were ten thousand ladies present. So the only way to settle this imbroglio in the seraglio was to call for the kettle, which both men insisted upon doing. The kettle was brought in, borne by four Turks. Willis Rice, as secretary of the club, assumed the responsibility of in' vestigating. Poking in the bottom, he brought to light copies of newspapers, which contained items deemed unpalatable, so far as certain members were concerned. Delving again, he fished up a declaration of war with Spain, issued by President McKinley by and with the advice and consent of Ferd W. Peck. The hook now brought up a song by Joseph Leiter, its words recounting the joys of the wheat buy and buy. Finally, when the fourth dip yielded a laundry bill, unpaid, for $4.70, made out to William G. Beale, even Mr. Stone admitted that Mr. Insull's complaint had been abundantly justified. Of course the woman guests by this time had tumbled to the fact that they had been deceived by the apparent seriousness of the soup argu- ment, and were prepared for anything that might happen. The dinner proceeded, Mr. Stone, as president, wielding the gavel. He had said he wouldn't attend unless he could be the whole show. As Secretary Willis Rice passed the loving cup, he announced the names of the woman guests, but did not let them sip. The men were greeted with more or less familiarity as their identi ties were successively announced, George Ade, presented as the creator of 'Artie," receiving an especially hearty hand. Then followed, as befitted a valentine party, musical and more or less metrical take-offs exploiting alleged foibles or well' known hobbies or characteristics of members. In some skits the subject performed in person, others were impersonations. While Harry G. Selfridge and Mrs. Selfridge, for instance, looked and listened, one impersonating the merchant sang of "bargain day" to the air of "Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary." Fragments: "My fancy free in lingerie Has made our emporium noted; In many towns my J\[ainsoo\ gowns Are very approvingly quoted." and "Here are lawns and percales for our best gals, Our dimities are nifty; These fabrics so fine are one fortynine, Mar\ed down from a dollar fifty." Probably the skit had no bearing upon the subject's subse quent graduation from Field's and attainment of eminence, by virtue of introduction of American methods, in the London mer chandising field. A coal black mammy then led in a baby member in white dress and hood, indicative of his status TERRACE GARDEN STAN MYERS and his MORRISON HOTEL ORCHESTRA NO COVER CHARGE Dinner . . SI. 50 Minimum after 9 p.m. .. S1.00 Saturday, $1 50 SZITA & ANIS A Tornado of Dance-Creations And the Lovely VIRGINIA O'BRIEN GIRLS STILL in the spotlight of Public Favor For good Food and Liquid Refreshment there is only one S A L LY ' S 4650 Sheridan Road OUR COCKTAIL LOUNGE is utterly different and delightful Read Current Entertainment A concisely critical survey of the civil' ized interests of the Town on page 4 of this and every issue of THE CHICAGOAN 48 The Chicago** as a neophyte. His stature and possession of a red moustache, however, belied his infancy, and presently led to his identifica tion as George A. Carpenter, barrister. He marched around the seraglio, remarking that he felt as foolish as he looked while a balladeer sang appropriate verses to the tune of "Baby Mine." Mr. Stone insisted that the initiation would not be complete without a speech or song. Mr. Carpenter complied with both, blaming any slips upon Franklin H. Head, who, he said, had had him in tow for two days. Of course this was all a dozen years before the judge began his long tenure on the bench of the U. S. District Court across the street. There would have to be a touch of golf in the proceedings, and it was supplied by one impersonating Charles Blair Mac- donald — who, with Mrs. Macdonald, was present — in a ditty about the "Laird o' Wheaton." In knickers and armed with midiron the singer wound up thus: "Honor then to Wheaton show, Honor tae Onwentsia's foe, Let our country's liquor flow; Let no gom'ral scoff. Bring the flooers in rosy bands, Gathered wi' fair leddies' hands; Crown Macdonald whaur he stands, Laird o' hearts an golf." Mr. Macdonald, prominent in golf's beginnings here, winner in 1895 of the first national amateur championship under the U. S. Golf Association, long rival of H. J. Whigham in interclub rivalry with Onwentsia, later moved to New York. Never relin quishing his interest in golf, he was the prime mover in estab lishing the National Golf Links of America at Southampton, L. I. — a course embodying reproductions of famous individual holes of noted links. He wrote Scotland's Gift, his recollections and comment on the development of golf in the United States. For many years now Mr. Macdonald has lived in Bermuda, and here he laid out the scenic links of the Mid Ocean Club at Tucker's Town, constructed in 1922. Supplementing the members' talent at this valentine party, stars of The Belle of l^ew Tor\, then at the Columbia The atre, gave selections, Will J. Davis furnishing this part of the evening's entertainment. Major Moses P. Handy, charter member, and the club's toastmaster for life, had died during the year, and the one sad feature of the evening was the five-minute tribute to the mem ory of the noted editorial writer and raconteur. Mr. Stone had written appropriate words for a song, which was given by Arthur M. Burton. James H. Eckels, Robert A. Waller, Joseph Leiter, James S. Harlan, Roswell M. Field, Edward B. Butler, Frederick S. Winston, Alexander H. Revell, R. R. Cable, Dunlap Smith, John L. Cochran, Harry J. Powers, A. A. Sprague, P. F. Petti- bone, Charles J. Barnes, C. F. Kimball, Lockwood Honore, Charles R. Corwith, and Volney W. Foster were among those attending. There were very many others, many of the men being accompanied by their wives and daughters. Music and Lights Night Life for the Gods By Donald Plant I AST year when the French Casino opened with the Revue Folies Bergeres, we seem to remember of having said, -^though maybe not in these columns, that in six months' time, as the crow flies, there would be much wailing at the walls of the French Casino by the owners, managers, et cetera thereof. It was a compliment, because we went on to say that the entrepreneurs behind any production that was so good (as the Revue Folies Bergeres was) that it couldn't be followed were in a tough spot. We were thinking at the time of the musi- comedy Of Thee I Sing and its sequel Let 'Em Eat Ca\e. The first was just too good to be followed. Ca\e, alone, was grand, but when compared with Sing, what was it? And then came, on the outgoing footprints of Revue Folies TWEEDS Kenwood's Tweed Shop special- izes in tailored tweeds that are comfortable, easy and casual. From odd skirts and sweaters to stunning town - country - travel ensembles — you will find a com plete selection in hundreds of delectable new colors. SWEATERS FROM $5 SKIRTS FROM $10 JACKETS FROM $15 SUITS FROM $25 COATS FROM $27.50 ENSEMBLES FROM $52.50 ^^^^™ REEFER SUIT as illustrated $39 50 KENWOOD WOOLENS 550 NO. MICHIGAN AVE. 49 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 CHESWICK, PA. OTTO SCHMIDT WINE CO. DISTRIBUTORS FOR CHICAGO 1229 S. Wabash Avenue WELCOME Automobile Showmen Ontario St. at N. Wabash CUISINE FRANCAISE L'Aiglon with its cultural Euro pean atmosphere and interna- tionally famous cuisine offers you over 600 varieties of rare wines and beverages. The popular AMERICAN BAR is manned by bartenders who Know How. Dance to the music of Jack Page's Dance Band Special Entertainment by Audrey Call — Violinist Mariann Mack — soloist and Bill Olufs and Dan Devitts eat atWAGTAYLES THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD THEy ARE OPEN ALL THE TIME Loyola near Sheridan — opp. L Station Bergeres, Hello, Paris; Vienna, Hello; and we decided we were all wrong in our statement of last summer. The second French Casino production is a bit more off the beaten nightclub path than the iirst was. It is more Continental, more spectacular; possibly slower, but with more beauty and grace. The theme is a duello between Paris and Vienna with the histrionic and Terpsichorean arts of the one versus those of the other as les epees. The collection of stars of Continental music halls is too extensive to list here, and we probably wouldn't spell their names correctly anyway, but we were entertained — as we haven't been for months. Tom Gerun and his Orchestra sup' ply the music, by the way. In the handsome new Continental Room of the Stevens Hotel there is the new Continental Revue head ed by the stately blonde Countess Emily von Losen, well-known and always a favorite in, Chicago night life. Niles Garron and Edythe Bennett, the dance team, combine modern dance routines with the types that prevail in Continental ballrooms. Mr. Garron comes from Russia, Miss Bennett is part Irish, French and American Indian, and they teamed up some six years ago in Hartford, Connecticut, while attending dancing school. Lu cille Long is also featured. The new show in the Terrace Garden of the Morrison is of fered in a sort of musicomedy arrangement — opening with a special musical prologue conceived by Stan Myers. The lovely Virginia O'Brien Dancing Girls introduce a new South Ameri can novelty ballet routine featuring S^ita and Anis in another of their sensational numbers — a new bolero. The show includes the Flirtation Wal\ ballet, and the finale is a modern ballet Blues score, with Stan Myers going from European waltz to modern fox trot, ending with the St. Louis Blues special ballet number. Myers and his Orchestra present a new novelty, also, and Myers does a satisfactory job as master of ceremonies. Nor must we forget to mention the Han\ the Mule novelty act, known to and applauded by Chicagoans. The four McNally Sisters, those dancing and singing gals from Muscatine, Iowa, are in the Gold Coast Room of The Drake. They are well-known here by reason of recent engagements at the Dells and at the Bismarck. They're rapidly becoming known for their close harmony, and the per fect rhythm of their sophisticated soft-shoe and buck dancing. Mildred, Margaret, Madeline and Jeane do their numbers to the harmonic background of Ferde Grofe and his Orchestra. The new Floridan Room at the St. Clair Hotel is practically a bit of balmy tropical Florida that has been picked up bodily and transplanted right in the heart of this town. The setting is genuinely Floridan with palm trees and overhanging clusters of real cocoanuts. The scene is that of a tropical outdoor garden with brightly colored awnings that give it unusual warmth and charm. And there is a unique fountain and aquarium in which rare species of fish abound. Jimmy Bell and his colored Tampa Tunesters play nightly from a real observation platform of a famous Florida flyer which serves as the bandstand. The outfit was recently brought up here from Tampa where it had played in various well-known nightspots; the boys are famous for their spirituals and other novel specialties. To complete the entire setup, the Florida Room is making a specialty of serving au thentic Floridan foods and drinks, all prepared under the guid ance of a true Southern chef; and the waiters, headed by a Negro named Jesse, are all Pullman-trained. L'Aiglon the popular French cafe at 22 E. Ontario continues to attract the attention of the gourmets of Chicagoland. Its large main dining room of solid mahogany, with interesting murals about the walls, is one of the most enjoyable of dining spots. You may dance to the music of Jack Page's orchestra or dine in comparative quiet in one of several private dining rooms of various sizes. Available for your entertainment are the vio lin recitals of Audrey Call featured soloist of NBC, and Dan Devitt and Bill Olufs who accompany themselves with guitar and mandolin. Spend an evening with Teddy, the genial host and manager, and let him prescribe Chicago's most elaborate menu; you'll enjoy it. 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