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After Dark
Smart People, Smart Things, Smart Places.
By the Spectator.
Trade Mark Realstered. V. 0. Patent Offlca.
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Matt Windsor’s proudest
boast these days is that his
crowds like the Volga Boat
man so well they come at
dusk and remain until a waiter comes
Ground and pulls the chairs out from
under them for stacking. The dark
xiairea ieuow who
chased the Pil
grims out of No.
1 Thomas Circle g
and ensconced
Muscovite gaiety
In their stead
maintains that at
most supper clubs
j/e o p 1 e either
dine, dance a bit
and depart, or
come late to
catch the mid- -
night show. He *
uuv uiav
his regulars, on the. other hand,
arrive in time for the dinner show
and by the witching hour have prac
tically worked themselves into a lather
of anticipation, expecting to see the
same entertainers perform variations
on the earlier themes.
On a visit to M. Windsor's dine
and dance palace the other evening
Ye Spectator was especially impressed
by the genteel tenor of the shashlik,
the pert geniality of a Rhine vintage,
and the spritely. naive charm of Ka
trinka Baronvosky, who chanced to
be present as a guest on this coca
sion. We noted around the ringside
tables a regimental array of stags who
seemed to be Intent only upon casting
more and more ardent bouquets of
enthusiasm and praise before Nadia
and Natacha. the floor show’s dancing
girls; Consuelo Gonzales, whose Span
ish and Italian chanties have become
an institution at this spot, and the
ladies of the gypsy chorus. In other
nooks and crannies were tucked away
assorted Congressmen, a Cuban diplo
mat, Dave Apollon of the current Fox
revue, a young man famed in real
estate circles, a sleepy Amherst
alumnus, class of ’28, and sundry
others drawn from the strain of those
who forever and in all places con
stitute the public population after
In the early show at VB you get
some dancers, the Gonzales solos, a
comic skit, one or two vivid pieces
fiddled by Michel Michaeloff, the or
chestra's leader, the whole topped off
by Windsorian accordion melodies and
some excellent vocalizing by the
gypsies. The later program includes
specialties by Vladimir Diloff, basso
profundo, and Val Romanoff, whose
previous terpsichorean antics are en
larged into a dagger dance and other
olde Russian steppes.
* * * *
• • • It’s a small world note: They
say that 20 years ago in Kiev the
Troika's Simeon Karavaeff was bring
ing ’em out of their seats with his
semi-classical dancing when one day
a young fellow named Apollon came
back-stage, bearing a large bundle.
The package contained the Apollon
dancing costumes.
“You take these," he said. “I won’t
need them any more.”
Apollon, master of about six in
struments and essentially a talking
entertainer, thereupon set forth into
the world, wound up with a series of
handsome vaudeville units in the
United States at Loew's Fox this
week). Karavaeff eventually came
over here with Pavlowa. Since 1922
both men have been barnstorming
about the country, meeting perhaps
once or twice in a couple of years,
each time observing the solemn cere
mony of embracing one another,
cracking a bottle of wine, reminiscing
over the old, imperial days when they
were young and poor.
Latest reunion: The Troika, Wash
ington, this week.
* * * *
* * * Culled on Calvert Street: The
Shoreham’s Seymour and Eleanor
Royce have worked out a new routine
during their stay here, with special
music composed by Bamee. They
claim it has an entirely unique time
beat, synchronized with the footbeats
of the dance. We’ve already reserved
two on the aisle to see that.
Even Prince Mogul, who is sup
posed to expect anything in this im
probable world, was a bit awed by the
lavish William K. Ryan party Tuesday
night, honoring Helen Walker and
Russell Leigh Snodgrass, whose mar
riage will be the principal fete of Sat
Editor John Martin of Time dropped
in with the Emil Hurjas, thinking
mayhap of screening a “March of
Time’’ of the Nation’s political high
monkey-monks at play on the Shore
ham reservation.
* * * *
‘ * This week's medal for the great
est advance toward the higher organ
j ization of life goes to Emory Daugh
erty of La Paree, who formed a Worry
Club for the
! benefit of people
j who haven’t time
! to do their own
worrying. Presi
dent of this phi
lanthropic insti
tuticn is a gentle
man named
Harry H o o 1 e y
You send your
worries to him
and he mutters,
groans, and
puckers his brow over them. No cover
1 charge.
Now if some enterprising impressario
will only found a Sleep Club on the
same basis . . . with all night club
scribes as charter members.
* * * *
* * * Dizzy digest: A1 Norton, the Lo
tus m. c., stepped forth the other
. night and congratulated a certain
couple on their fifth wedding anni
versary . . . they assured him later
: they were delighted they didn’t bring
their 18-year-old daughter along with
. them for the evening. . . . Boake Car
i ter and Ted Church were broadcasting
to each other at a Heigh Ho table last
week. ... Representative Loring Black
is teaching the Habana's Cansinos to
play that old Spanish game Monopoly.
... the Bonners are going into their
fifteenth week at the Shoreham, and
Max Lowe is plotting to keep them
here through the Summer season. . . .
Damon wants to know where Johnnie
Simpson is. . . . the answer: Raleigh,
N. C., still making pointless long-dis
tance calls. . . . ask the Mayflower’s
Harriet about that “No, No, a Thou
sand Times NO” gift she received . . .
Teddy topped his guest list this week
with Count Fumasoni-Biondi, Bsmt
Balchen, and the first secretary of the
! German Embassy and Frau Scholz. ...
Supper Club Notes
CLUB HABANA—The Cantinos.
who in the past few weeks
have become mighty popular
people at 1118 Connecticut
avenue, Tuesday night started their
final week as the entertainment stars.
Moe Baer's Orchestra makes the mu
sic and there are songs by Russ Cul
len and Phil Diamond. Jack Schaef
fer, the lad with the repertoire of
dizzy ditties, Is one of the new addi
* * * *
Heigh-Ho Club—Marya and Mar
tin have entered their second week
of dancing for Pete Macias’ guests,
and the music is by Pete's own or
chestra, with Marty Rubin and Jim
my Nichols singing various love
calls. The Tap Room, downstairs,
Is open every day for luncheon and
dinner and there's music Sunday
* * * *
Club Troika—There are two Russian
gypsy floor shows every night, with
Karavaieff, Marusia Sava, Ethel Pas
tor, Pauline Achmatova and other
stars featured. The dance music is
supplied by Sasha Bartnovsky's Or
* * * *
Mayflower Lounge—Sidney’s Or
chestra, with Sid Cowen singing,
Harold Veo violining. Buddy Har
mon drumming, other people doing
other things, plays for dancing aft
ernoons until 7 and evenings after 10.
Shoreham Hotel—Eleanor and Sey
mour Royce, London dance stylists,
continue to headline the nightly floor
shows in the ball room, and Carl and
Leone Bonner continue to sing songs
of young love in bloom to each other.
The Freeman Sisters, dance duo, and
Frank Le Dent, juggler, are new
comers to the entertainment. Barnee
leads the Maxim Loew Orchestra.
* * * *
Club Volga Boatman—Consuelo
Gonzales, continental singing star,
tops the entertainment program and
other bright spots are contributed
by Nadia and Natacha, Val Roman
off, Vladimir Diloff and a Russian
gypsy chorus. Host Matt Windsor,
himself, does the master of ceremo
nies chore and contributes nimble ac
* * * *
MadriUon—Louis and Josephine
Ojeda entertain nightly with peppery
dances, doing everything from the
Jarabe Tapatio, which probably is a
Mexican hat dance, for there’s a
sombrero mentioned, to a Paso Doble
with cape. Of course, there’s a merry
rhumba, too. Music is by Leon
BrusilofTs Orchestra.
* * * *
Hi-Hat—Entertainment is supplied
by the Paradise Islanders, who wan
der about from table to table play
ing any and all requests and Frank
McNey is always on hand to see that
you have a good time.
* * * *
Rainbow Room.—Dance music is
done in the modern manner by Milton
Davis and his Meyer Davis orchestra,
playing for cocktail, dinner and sup
per hours.
* * * *
Maryland Club Gardens.—Jimmy
Harris’ Orchestra plays for nightly
dancing, with Rav r^k sintin”: and
•tan Trappe ' ->n tunes
1 between dances. There axe floor
i shows, too.
♦ * * *
! Lotus.—A1 Norton sneaks out from
: behind his bass fiddle three times a
day to introduce Earl Lindsay’s “Mid
Winter Revels," the revue having
been held over for another week. The
■ new feature act is composed of Hill,
Bill and Lee in something named
i “Ozark Op'ry” and Lester and Dan
I iels have been held over. Judy Elling
j ton sings and Bill Strickland’s Capi
tolians make music.
* * * *
Club Carlton.—Cocktails in the
afternoon and evening are to be had
to the musical accompaniment of a !
Sidney ensemble, which ensemble has j
quite a way with the correct music
for that sort of a thing.
* * * *
Club Amsterdam.—There is danc
ing every night from 9 p.m. until 1
a m. and dinner music from 6 to 7:30
every evening at this uptown spot.
* * * *
La Paree.—Marie Fowler sings, but
that isn’t all. There are floor shows,
with the Burt Triplets, Don Rice, La
Costa and Lolita and Buster and
Verne. The dance music is by Emory :
Daugherty’s Orchestra, with Buddy ,
| Shaner singing.
* * * *
Lafayette Hotel.—There’s a pleasant
and intimate nook here called the
Checkerboard Room, with checker
playing on the menu a popular and
approved sport and entertainment by
Bob Dunnington and Bob Dorsey.
* * * *
Ramon’s.—Supper dancing every
Sunday night is to music by Rudy
Schramm’s Orchestra, playing from
10 p.m. until 2 a.m.
* * * *
! Log Cabin Inn.—The Log Cabin Inn
i Orchestra plays for nightly dancing
| and there is between-dance entertain
! ment by Mitzi, who plays an accordion,
sings and even yodels on certain occa
* * * *
Swanee Ball Boom.—Phil O’Brien
leads the orchestra which is on hand
every Wednesday, Saturday and Sun
day night for dancing.
Headquarters and precinct detec
tives of the Metropolitan Police De
partment will discuss a bill now pend
ing in Congress which would define
their status at a meeting at the Cen
tral Bureau at 8 o’clock tonight.
Charles A. Strobel, president of the
policemen’s association, said the pur
pose of the meeting is to let the men
decide if they want to be placed un
der the general supervision of In
spector B. W. Thompson, chief of the
Detective Bureau, or remain in their
present status under the captains of
the various precincts._
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Famous lor Superb Food
1509 H Street N.W.
The Famous
Historic House of John B. McLean
DINNER. 85c, $1.00
SUNDAY DE LUXE. $1.00. $1.2S
1 to 8:30 F.M.
“Class Distinction and Po
litical Influence” in City
Claimed by Speaker.
“Laxity and favoritism in District
Police and Traffic Courts because of
political influence" was protested last
night in a resolution adopted by the
Chevy Chase Citizens’ Association.
In introducing the resolution John
R. Manning declared that “Washing
ton has more class distinction and
more political influence corrupting it
than any other city in the country."
He called attention to a list of traffic
law violators who had gone virtually
unpunished by receiving suspended
sentences or by having the charges
nolle pressed. He particularly con
demned, however, a recent case in
which two youths charged with turn
ing 37 fire alarms and pleading guilty
to turning in seven were let oil with
a small fine and a suspended sen
tence. Copies of his resolution were
ordered sent to “those authorities hav
ing to do with the appointment and
removal of District judges.”
Potests Transit Sale.
Manning also protested the attempt
o( the Capital Transit Co. to buy
the Washington Rapid Transit Co.
for $543,000. "The total assets of the
bus company,” he stated, “are worth
at the most little more than $200,000.
The Washington taxpayers and street
car riders will eventually have to pay
tire difference between those two fig
ures.” He announced that as chair
man of the association’s Public Utili
ties Committee he would confer with
People’s Counsel Roberts within the
next few days in an effort to help
defeat the proposition.
The removal from the District ap
propriation bill of the “red rider”
was asked in another resolution.
Lewis Radcliffe, who introduced the
resolution, declared that to prohibit
the teaching of the facts of commun
ism in District schools was “un
American and a suppression of free
speech.” Such prohibition, he said,
only made the students all the more
interested in the matter.
A resolution opposing the Norton
bill to permit horse racing in the Dis
trict was gven the approval of the
association. The resolution also op
posed the establishment of race tracks
in Arlington County.
Auto Inspection Upheld.
Compulsory automobile inspection
at least once a year was approved.
The resolution, introduced by H. V.
Schreiber. suggested that instead of
District-owned inspection stations, as
proposed by the Traffic Bureau and
the Commissioners, the inspections be
made by approved garages, which
could also make any minor mechan
ical adjustments necessary, the cost of
such adjustments to be included in
a small fee charged for the inspec
The association also approved a
proposal that the zoning laws he
changed to do away with the obtain
ing of “consents” when certain classes
of property are to be rezoned. This,
they believed, would eliminate the
possibility of interested parties forcing
the Zoning Commission by appealing
to the equity courts to rezone prop
erty when they had obtained the con
sent of 75 per cent of adjacent prop
erty owners. In conection with zoning
the association opposed the erec
tion of a gas station on the northeast
comer of Calvert street and Connecti
cut avenue.
Geographic Society Staff Member
Speaks Tomorrow.
The natural beauties and amazing
scenic contrasts of New Zealand, in
the South Pacific, will be described by
W. Robert Moore in an illustrated
lecture before members of the Na
tional Geographic Society tomorrow
night at Constitution Hall.
In his recent survey of the dominion,
Moore, of the National Geographic
Society’s staff, found almost every
natural feature that exists elsewhere
in the world. Moore, who toured the
country by automobile and airplane,
will exhibit sound motion pictures and
lantern slides showing every phase of
New Zealand life.
Weddings Costly.
Wedding costs in Manchuria are
soaring and many poor families are
stretching the family credit to the
limit to keep up with the more pros
10 P.M. to 2 A.M. |
Sidney Presents
I and His Orchestra
Minimum Cbarse, *1.00 %
: DINNERS 50c, 75c, $1.00 I
ii Sea Food a Specialty
if 1341 Conn. Ave.
No Covor or
Except Saturday
Minimum, $1.50
DINNER from $1.00
Continuous Entertainment
10 to 2
Danclnt 7 to O and 10 to S
Leon Brusiloff
^ And HU Orcheatra
IWashlnrton Bide.
15 A H *
I •
Dancers at the Madrillon
Loe Ojedas, Louis and Josephine, versatile Mexican dancers, do native
Mexican and South American dances to headline the nightly floor enter*
tainment at Peter Borras’ Madrlllon.
Washington Wayside
Random Observations of Interesting
Events and Things.
EAU thinks working Washing
ton might like to know what
was wrong with the police
man's whistle yesterday morning.
He reports, very simply, that the
whistles froze. That’s right, froze.
There is a small, ball-like affair in
side the whistle which produces that
burbling effect when the officer blows
but after a few lusty puffs moisture
collects on the inside and freezes Ir
such a case the ball refuses to budge
and the whistle merely produces 8
“Tweet, tweet” sound.
It makes an officer feel kind of fool
ish, but it is one of thosd blows which
fate occasionally rains upon the law’s
* * * *
There’s variety at least in the
taxi driver's life, as one who has
had a perfect record for the week—
so far—can attest.
“Well, Sunday a baby was born
in my cab, a boy, and mother and
child are doing fine. Monday all
my chains were stolen and I had
to buy a new set. Today I found
a case of beer in the middle of the
street. Fell off a delivery truck, I
guess, but it was in cans, fortu
nately. And this is only Tuesday."
* * * *
T'HANKS to Sidney Seideman, thi
orchestra man, one local hostelry
makes the removal of liquor from Its
tables on Saturday nights practically
painless. Come the hour of midnight,
with half-emptied glasses still on the
tables, and suspected A. B. C. men
hovering in the doorway, the orches
tra breaks off playing "The Music
! '•J4I x v
Goes Round and Round” and bursts
Into the spirited "Star Spangled Ban
To the man, every patriotic drinker
at the tables springs to his feet
Whereupon a trained horde of waiters
swoops down upon the tables and
clears them of every glass under the
very noses of unsuspecting patrons.
It’s an old, established custom now.
For a while after repeal the manage
ment was baffled. The orchestra leader
had the brilliant idea for painless en
forcement of the law, tried It out, and
It worked.
* * * *
An English woman who has lived
for many years in Maryland and
whose friends consider her the
most charming and thoughtful of
hostesses, has a delightful custom
of writing what she calls a "jam
letter” to greet her week end guests
when they return home and tell
them how much she enjoyed their
Before a guest has a chance to
sit down and write the proverbial
"bread and butter" letter she has
covered the bread and buter with
* * * *
'T'HIS second-cup-of-coffee-free idea
A has its distinct limitations from
the standpoint of the restaurateur.
As a matter of fact, It works out to
cost the cafe operator a nickel or dime
very frequently. One rather widely re
ported trick is that practiced by the
couple, one of which likes coffee with
the dinner, the other later. They get
one cup. The former drinks it, then
passes the cup to the other who gets
the refill.
* * * *
'T'HEY are bogus, some of these
blackest of black eyes you may
have been seeing lately. They are pro
duced, if you have not seen the trick,
by a little cylindrical gadget which
the victim is told to put to his eye and
turn slowly in order to see some
"pretty pictures.” It leaves a very real
istic looking black ring around the
One of our woman operatives who
knew nothing about this odd device
and its effect was captivated by the
black eye wom by a pretty blonde on
the bus the other morning. Says her
self she could not take her eyes off
the other passenger’s black eye.
The latter, finally becoming con
scious of the gaze, snapped out her
mirror, took a look at her face, blushed
deeply and wiped away the dark ring.
"I don’t blame you for staring at
me,” she said.
Every one laughed.
* * * *
A SHORTED bell put the passengers,
even the straphangers, of a
crowded Fourteenth street car in a
good humor. They were beginning to
forget their crowded discomfort and
laughing at such remarks as “Where’s
the fire,” and “Shut oft the alarm,
dear,” when above the strident ring
ing came an irate female voice from
the center of a commotion in the mid
dle of the packed aisle:
“Say, how do you stop this darned
car, anyhow. Do something, some
body, I’m three blocks past my corner
Still Exhibited.
A liquor still, vintage of 1850, is on
exhibit at Sacramento, Calif., as a
relic of early California days.
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Is one-half of the team of Carl
and Leone Bonner, popular singers
who appear every night at the ball
room of the Shoreham Hotel.
Penetrates Steel as Easily as Hu
man Lungs, Bureau of
Hines Says.
Silica, the sharp dust from sand or
luartz recently made notorious by dis
closure of its ravages on the lungs of
;unnel workers, was charged with
>ther deviltry today.
It penetrates steel almost as easily '
is it attacks human lung tissue and
causes boiler explosions, according to
the Bureau of Mines. This discovery
ivas made in laboratory tests at the
New Brunswick (N. J.) Experiment
Station and announced at the annual
meeting of the Iron and Steel Divi
sion of the American Institute of Min
ing and Metallurgical Engineers in
New York.
National attention recently was fo
cused on the widespread ravages of
silicosis among tunnel workers near
Gauley Bridge, W. Va. A House com
mittee held hearings on the victims’
claims they were not properly pro
tected by their employers.
Available for dinner dances,
meetings, banquets, etc.
600 Seating Capacity
Banquet accommodations up to 360
Smaller Rooms for Card Parties.
Luncheons Teas. Etc.
New Cocktail Room Adjoining.
Reservations. Call NA. 1672
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Q Habana Orchestra \
0 Moe Baer, Directing V
Y Dinners:. 6:30 to 10 P.M., $1 >
Q & $1.50.- Saturdays, $1 & $2. Y
A Cover After 10 P.M. Week (.
X Nights, 55c. Saturdays and /
Q Holidays, $1.10 Y
A Ralph, NAtional 2220 (.
\ 1118 Connecticut Avenue /
U (Opposite the Mayfiower) X
★ dance ★
0 P.M. to 1 A.M.
Every Evening Including Sunday
Cocktail Lounge
2701 14th St.
(Corner of Fairmont)
Colombia 7100
a boy will park your car free
of charge. a
Eniov a beautiful evening . ■ t
Don’t fust spend itl
if A Good Dinner
Marvelous Dance Music
if Exotic Floor Shows
No Cover Charge at
Any Time
2649 CONN. AV&
Phone Col. 8955
Washington’s Newest,
French Restaurant J
and Cocktail Lounge
I In the delirhtful atmosphere
of a Continental Cafe
LUNCHEON from 45c
DINNER from 50c
Musical Entertainment
4:30 to 5:30
All Standard Drinks Me

Dally—1:00—7-45 P. M.—Midnight

and his orchestra icith
Marls Fowler. Vocalist

(Sat.. 45e>
Never a Corer Charge
Special Luncheon, 55c
Served Noon to 2 PM.
De Luxe 7-Course Dinner, $1
Served 6 to 9 PM.

for DANCING ...
for Sidney's Music
for LUNCHEON ...
for SUPPER ...
For Reservations, Call
Teddy at District 3000
mnyiunuER uiurge
No. 1 Thomas Circle
Dinner. SI.50
Dancing to 3 A M.
25 Russian-Gypsy Entertainers
Free Parking
Phone “Louis.'* NA. 0232
BRIDGE Equipment. Entertain
ment, supervision by expert
authority in
Thursday and Saturday Afternoon.
' i
For that
Join the Pierrette
Washington’s Birthday
Eve Dinner_$2
Including Cover
Dancing from 7 to 3
Revues at 8:30 and 12
Telephone Natl 4141 for Reservations
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Feeding Thousands!
What’s the Answer
709 18th St. N.W. C. F. HARPER !,
• Eleanor and Sermonr Kero*
British Dance Stylista
Dunlac 7:48 U 2 A. M.
* “BARNEE” Directing
• Carl and Leone Bonner
Harmony Vocalizing
• Freeman Sifters
Dance Duo /
• Frank Le Dent
International Junior I /
Friday, Feb. 21 .
Motion Pletnros Will Be la
Taken — Showing of Last 1
Week’s Cellophane Wedding /
Dinner dancing i:« u m Id
P. M. Special Dinner 31.75— S
Including supper cover. Satur- / ,
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