MODERN LIVING: Cash Under the Gaslight

"Every man would like to be a black sheep if he could. I'm giving him the chance—in a harmless way, of course." With these words, burly, grey-haired Burton Browne, a fulltime adman and part-time restaurateur, broke ground this week for the latest firewatering place to serve Chicago's expense-account society.

In the suburb of Highland Park will go up a Black Sheep Club where the pretty waitresses will be long of leg and short of clothes, the drinks expensive ($1.50 a shot), and the access limited to gentlemen keyholders and their guests. The building will be the newest addition to the...

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