Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 11, 1908)
LaDuque, W. A.
Roller skating rinks, pp. 14-15
14 4ll~ BY W. A. LA DUQUE. T YLER & BERTON, the Matinee Girl and Chicago, has been lected president and W. the Professor, who gave a display of C. Hunter, of New York, vice-president gen- really artistic skating at the Vhiting, eral for the present season. These gentle- Ind., rink last week, are filling an engage- men are prominent and well-liked rink man- ment this week at the Madison Carden rink, agers, known front coast to coast for their Chicago. This attraction is se-t up-t-dat,, ie expiince in the rink business and TYLER &BERTON. Prominent in the roller skating ssorld are Tylei & Betton, wNho are apecaing in their well-known skating act, The Matinee Girl and the Professor, at Madison Carden Rink, Chicago. displaying fancy skating turns, double and single, and combining grace and skill with an elaborate wardrobe. Prof. Monolian is now playing tle Pantages vaudeville circuit on the Pacific coast. I can place a good team of skaters at once. Write quick for date, three days or week. Notice: Attention is called to the Amer- lean Rink Managers' association advertise- ment in this issue of THE SHOW WORLD, givingashortdescription ofthepurposeand the advantages of this organization. Iun- dreds of applicatlons for membership are being received from all over tlsc country and o vers are gradually oeig elected iy, the different states. Frank I, 01,sot, of their ability to promote an association of the highest standard. The Fargo. N. D., roller rink held a Japanese nionlight session recently that proved a delightful stccess. The manage- mont of this rink are constantly offering their patrons soimetliings new and by this means hase increased their gate receipts to considerable extent. Manager John J. Bell, of the Expo rink, Pittsburg, keeps drawing capacity crowds to witness the new attractions he offers each week. The rink floor is nesely four laps to the mile, affording Manager Bell al opportunity to put otn games and attractiOns without interfering with the regular skaters. The list of unow rinks includes: The Starr at Fort Scott, Kan., the Armory rink years ago. Atmong the stars long remem- at Fort Dodge, la.. and the Nash rink bered by the patrons are Mabel Sylvester, at Hunting, Ind. Hattie Harvey aid Gilmore & Livsey. I* * Miss Houghton recently contemplated Jenunie Houghton stopped at the Great opening a rink in Milwaukee, Wis., but Northern hotel, Chicago, a few days last the proprietor of the building demanded week on her way north. She reports a very $12,000 yearly rental, prohibitive for a skat- successful season and that the new rinks ing rink. She states that the town is are all doing a good business. skating mad. I received a cablegram from Fred Nall, Ollie Moore defeated Jack Fotch last week London, Eng., last week saying that hun- at the Riverview rink, Chicago, creating a dreds of new rinks will be opened and in new world's record of 2:27 for the mile and full swing next fall throughout England and 5:04 1-5 for two miles. The track at River- Europe. The few rinks that are running view has banked turns, which account for now are doing capacity business. the fast time. In the final of the one-mile . * * handicap Ray Curtis won, time 2:34. I notice that nine out of ten of all the * * * big parks this season intend having large Claude Basore, an Italian from Niagara rinks. It all goes to show that roller skat- Falls, won the Niagara county champion- ing is developing faster than ever before, ship last week by defeating Sam Mcurran o * * at the -Walton rink, Lockport, N. Y. The The week of racing held at the Hippo- race was two miles, 40 laps, time 7:02. drome rink, Milwaukee, recently proved a big success. Several champions were cre- Sans Souci Park rink, Chicago, offers new ated in different classes. attractions and games three days each * * * week, which undoubtedly accounts for the The new reference hand book to be given large attendance, away to the members of the Rink Managers' * association will be a revelation to roller Bert Costello is anxious to prove his speed rink men, as well as to roller skaters. This is greater than Hennessey, the Braintree, book will contain the constitution and Mass., skater who recently won the six-day by-laws, pictures of Chanpion figure and roller race at Park Square Boston, defeat- speed skaters, records of championship ing Costello and several others. The result ovents, where held, schedules for next win- is a match race between the two this week. ter, pictures of medals and prizes to be * * * aiwarded and prominent roller skaters of The Mackintosh team were the attrac- today-in fact, everything pertaining to roller tion at Whiting, Ind., recently. skatitng from its origin until the present. * * 'T'lhe value of the book will indeed exceed Chas. Franks and Little Lillian performed the cost of membership in the association. at St. Louis last week. In a recent communication to THE SHOW The American Professional Skaters' asso- WORLD, Jennie Houghton says: elation will be composed of only a few of "It has been proved beyond a doubt that the highest class acts, whose names alone roller skating, like the brook, can go on will be a guarantee of quality. forever. I have just closed an engagement * * * in Racine, Wis., where the rink has been I placed four acts last week, and am inl existence twenty-three years, with the continually getting calls for performers to saue floor in use all the time, which is in fill rink dates, so I call upon exhi- fine cuiondition. bition skaters to send in their route with ''The rink is very well attended, and, open time so I may be able to reach you. a bov'e all, w.,ll managed. Mr. R. J. Aging- ton, an old-tinte skater, and a more than clver one, opened the rink twenty-three FULL BAND CARDBOARD ORGANS For SUMMER PARKS, Shows,Carnival Co's., Dance Halls, Skating Rinks and Merry-GO- Rounds. Largest and Finest in the world. Made in PARIS by GAVIOLI & QO. Latest American Songs Made to Order With- out Delay. office and Warerooms, 31 Bond St., New York City. ARTHUR SANDERS DRAMATIC DIRECTOR Address, La Salle Theatre Western Dramatic Exchange Managers wanting reliable people write 127 La Salle St., nr. 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