Mrs. Emil Brudno
Clarence Darrow doesn’t like chicken; Bertrand Russell loves tea; John Haynes Holmes is fond of chocolate; Michael Strange eats almost nothing, and Judge Julian Mack likes caviar.
These intimate glimpses into the likes and dislikes of nationally known men and women are given by Mrs. Emil Brudno, president of the Cleveland Council of Jewish Women, and chairman of the program committee for 15 years, who has entertained many famous men and women in her home and numbers them among her personal friends.
“The last evening that Clarence Darrow had dinner with us,” Mrs. Brudno says, “he was so delighted because we didn’t have chicken. He commented on it and said, ‘There is only one kind of chicken that I like,’ and smiled a naughty smile. He enjoyed the steak we had that evening.
“Bertrand Russell loves very strong and dark tea. He is happiest with a pot of tea and his pipe. He can sit for hours discussing world problems and his own fascinating life. He has the most powerful personality of all, but is the timidest person I know,” declares Mrs. Brudno.
“His wife, Dora Russell, is not keen about food, and Michael Strange, poet and ex-wife of John Barrymore, keeps her girlish figure by eating almost nothing.
“Dr. John Haynes Holmes, clergyman and author, is very fond of chocolate dessert and candy and likes to read until 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning, for which I scold him, but it does no good.
“Dr. Stephen Wise likes to tell what the other guests would like to eat, and so indicates his own preferences. He defers to his son in all discussions. Judge Julian Mack likes to eat caviar and Aaron Sapiro, the lawyer, hates chocolate and goes into the kitchen the very first thing.”