Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(November 7, 1908)
LaDuque, W. A.
LaDuque's news and views of the roller skating world, pp. 20-21
THE SHOW WORLD November 7, 19(. No.17RinkSkatesor Men equipped with "Web" Steel Ball Bearing Rolls or more than half a century Winslow's Skates have been continuously s ol d ~~ ,.upon their merits. They are the Stand- ard. Write fornew Cata- loge andfif r- 2ie mation regarding Iluk31anagonielit. THE SAMUEL WINSLOW SKATE MFG. CO. Sals and Stock Rooms: Factory and Main OffIce: NEW YORK,84 Chambers Street Worcester,Mass.,U.S.A. LONDON, Long Lane,E. C. o s . .LIaD ugu ma leadciressedlat30thandMaitrii etr , kansas City, Mo.) rC! or not to play then. My answer for the the good ones, of course, is always a boost. It is certainly a shaie that the rink masnagers are being imposed on by juve- rile performers, who are asking top-notch salaries. Rink managers should be cau- tioned not to pay this to juvenile acts that cannot make good, so when i doubt write to the Rink Managers Ilead- ituarters, 39th and Main Sts., Kansas City, Mo., and a correct line will be given, otherwise a manager is liable to be stung at arty time, and is unable to protect himself until it is too late. I take this means of publicly answering a great many inquiries regarding the fol- lowing attractions, and herewith state that they are high grade in every re- spect: Tyler and Berton, Bertha Doud Mack, The MeLallens, Monoban, Taylor Twirns, IHector Ie Silvia, The Renowned Sterlings, E. Frank Vernon, H. A. Sim- ions, W. F. LaSalle, Chas. G. Kilpat- rick, and Jennie Houghton. The in- quiries are coming from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri- and New York, from rink managers who read THE SHOW WORLD every week. Rink managers who have not tried the new carnival scheme, as put on for them by the Rink Managers' Headquarters, should do so at the first lull in their re- ceipts. Everything is furnished them complete front the Kansas City office for $25.00, with instructions how to put iton each night for a full week, and guaran- tee to triple present receipts. J. B. Kay, nanager, Salem, 0., opened his rink for tire season Thursday, Nov. 5r. Roy Seboid, tiso racer arid high jumper, 11as entered for the series of races which Mir. Kay is now holding at hismrink. About six or eight oftue other towns near Salems are furnishing racers lor this meet, for which there are some tico prizes siffered. 'rTe Quiaker City Band is furnishing the music. E. S. Arnold, manager of the Merry Widow roller rink at Clinton, Ia., writes that ie is enjoying the best attendannee at iis rink this season, and that Prof. Monohan has been showing the local skaters what cani really be accomplished on the little rollers, and has so increased the interest of Mr. Arnold's patrons that they are taking up fancy skating. I wish to correct a item in last week's issue to the effect that the Millbrook rink ha a dance floor. The Millbrook Auditorium rinks are located in Ports- mouth, Ohio, and are under the sole man- agernient of Mr. Frank It. Emerich, and Mr. Emierich writes that the new Audi- twicicr is t1ce one tireI las the dance t<ir i tlie center. wits a 1r-ge track ritilg ali around it for lire skaters. Thie large Ritot City beaii is furnishiing alli the mnusic. The six-day roller race, which was held at the Arena rink last week, proed to be a wtinner for the management. niat HENLEY ROLLER SKATES# -Latst Model. Ball Iearifl Rink Skates. Used in majoricto all Rinks Nick--lated Steel. Hall-Bearing ( lub Skites i I tihrI-. Steel ',h I m InatlIn.\IuIInu IIm (or Hoxwood IH oller, HENLEY RACING SKATES Used and pnor-id by speed ska everywhru \%ith AlJuminuml or \o POLO GOODS and OUTFITS oot11a Scu for Skate ~ao Free. nsiln R iilPl ud HuoN Send or brea. M.C. HENLEY INA,, "uranteed. M A E INDIANA ,WE WILL SELL YOU MACHINE OR SURFACE -o_ mYOURF - Machine to Surface Floors Easy to operate-no dust. Over 500 Asement Co- panics are now using our machines. Madesiniwotze. We will surface your floor. Mailussizeofloor,new r old, and kindo eectric power. In eighthours, wil turc I ~4,000 to 5,000 squarelfeetlonce over, Writelforce- price.,, catalogue and our FREE TRIAL Proposition. M.L. SCHILUETER 32 S. Canal Street, CHICAGO: 18ss ~ ,. FEE TIAL everybody in town being piesent. The race was so popular that the local 10c vaudeville theater had to close for sev- eral nights. IH. B. Morgan, manager Coliseum rink, Peoria, Ill., writes that business is ex- cellent. Prof. Bailey, of the rink at St. Thomas, Canada, says ie intends to play the good attractions, but does not want any fakes. * * * The Sherbrook, Canada, Stadium rink has been running full blast, with local talent as attractions. Mr. McKinley is manager of the Dream- land rink at Seattle, Wash. Following are rules for graceful skating crntests. In judging these contests, man- agurs can instruct the judges that there are ten rules, and ter points are allowed for each rule, which makes it easy to judge close decisions: How to Become a Graceful Skater. 1. Always keep in exact time with the music whether on the corners or straight- away. 2. Your skate should strike the floor tvith the beat of the drum. 3. Always carry your body erect, but not rigid. 4. A slow gliding movement with just a slight curve is the best. 5. Never drag the side of your roller on the floor, it retards the speed. i. Always use the outer edge stroke. T. Couples should clasp hands, and hold ther at the waist line. S. Couples must always keep the length of their stroke the same, lifting and placing their skates on the floor at the saie time. 9. Jackets and skirts of the same color give longer lines to the form and are therefore more graceful. 10. Any contestant interfering wit uather (onmits a foul. RINK NOTES. 'The opening of the Princess rink in week at Spokane, Wash., under the mai agerment of Hallsa Noel, of Chicago, iw a lig success. The rink had been r deorated for the occasion, and the flo- isiaittifrilly surfacedl, miore than picas- he lirge nuber of peol present,ev iotiy expressing their delight at te co fort afforded by the managemientt. 1ir. E. R. Herman, manager of the rin cit Bethany, is pleasing his patrons with ul-to-dato attracion,; furnished by the A. R. 21. A.. of wich lire is a member. lie is adertised a big carnival week cc.cnanrcccirrg Nov. 1(3, also furaishred by ftre A. B. A1. A. W-ilson's skates are used atthisrink. Al Ackerianis. munnciisr of the Hippo- diome rink, Leaveiorth, Kans., sas that the souvenir carnival vek furnished him from the offices of the A. R. M A., cit Kansas City, proved to be the biggest success as a box-office winner that he has ever put on in any rink. He had packed houses every night during the week. The young people seemed to go wild over th souvenirs which they received on enter- ing the rink. R. L. Mauzy, president and treasurerc the R. L. Mauzy Amusement Co., Dener, Colo., will pull off one of the largest in- trnational six-day roller races ever held in the west during the week of Nov. 23 and applications have been sent broadcast to all parts of the world for this contest As THE SHOW WORLD is the best medium in existence for reaching rink managers and skaters in all departments I have been asked to place this notice so that all may know that this big ca- takes place in the new Auditoriur, of which I gave an account in an earlier issue. Those wishing to enter should ROMALOKSKATES THE THRILLER, HEAD The feature act by Rom alo while standingonhis head onaskatewhichrunsonaninclinedplane,fromone endofrinktotheother,ispronounced bythepress a amostdaring,mnarvelous,am azingandastoundingfeat. Ad., W. A. LaDuque, Mgr., Kansas City Headquarters FULL BAND CARDBOARD O R GANS ForSUMMERPARKS,Shows.CarnivalCos.. DanceHalls, Skating Rinks and MerryGO Rounds. Largest and Finestitt te iWorldl MadiI PARISirs OAVIOLI &CO. 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I am in receipt of a letter from a Canada rink manager, showing the class of some of the performers that are now working in that district, offering their services at such a price, that it will be hard for a first-class attraction to make tihis territory in a little wshile. It seems that these anmateur actors get out flashy letter heads and cheap paper and lead a rink manager to believe they are getting an A-i act, at a low salary, and tire manager is never the wiser un- til lie sees the performance, and the best ie can do then is to cancel it, which nat- urally disgusts him, so that when a good act is presented to him he is afraid to consider it. The foregoing further illustrates why a rink manager should book his attrac- tions through the booking office of the American Rink Managers' Association, 3th and Main St., Kanas City, Mo., where every performer and attraction is recommended to give satisfaction and be first class in every respect, which is the greatest protection the rink manager has ever had, and a great nany rink ritmacagers are AppIreiating this fact by gtting their attractions through this office. 'lie Richardson Ball Bearing Skate Co. is filling a great many large orders from rink miaIagers west of the Mississippi river. Performers and rink managers should get their pictures to the Kansas City office as soon crs posible, so they can be pinceed in the Christmas issue of THE SIlOW WORLD, which will be the finest sdition of iagizine work that has ever b,-ci published in the amausement line. Photos must all be received at the Kansas City office, 39th and Main St., by Dec. 1, so as to be placed in the best slace on the rink pages, and when printed hey will be a keepsake for everyone coicerned. I will use this plate for ad- ve tising the performers from head- qItuarters. Alfred Painter, manager of the River- view rink, writes that ie is open to hear I'101m all good attractions, and that lie is 1iot looking through the party who his ii piublishiig a notice to that effect. .Iasicl IFstci llteyo lhire Iast weekc arad dr1iV the biggest louse that the River- view rink has had this season. Prof. Ed. Delmar will assume charge of the new Coliseum rink at Leaven- woriith, Kans., which ill open about N sv. er12Mr. S. 1aterni, proprietorof 11 C oliseum fi Kainsas City, M\o., is tire I am getting posters and letters from all kinds of performers and attractions which are being mailed to the rinks in Ihis setion of the country, and returned to 1i office, asking advice ott whether