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Clean WholesomeFun Is Amusement Slogan No Rowdyism, No Gambling, No Gypping Is Keynote Keynote Theme as Amusement Park Group Holds Convention-Novel Convention-Novel Convention-Novel Features Exhibited By word and by exhibition features, the 14th annual convention of. the National Association of Amusement Parks holding forth at the Hotel Pennsylvania, Manhattan, points to the high plane of recreation declared to be its chief objective. No rowdyism. No gambling. No tlons, was shown. Rex Billing, man- man- gyping. Clean, wholesome fun for every member of the American family These are the sentiments expressed expressed among the 500 delegates who since early yesterday morning have been pouring in rom all parts of the country. Further still, from England, Germany Germany and Canada, came several of the delegates. The gathering represents represents 400 amusement parks, beaches and pools. The convention was to open officially officially this afternon and continue through Friday. Yesterday things got off to a flying start with the opening of the exhibit of amusement amusement devices by manufacturers. Before the doors were closed, several several hundred had visited the Grand Ballroom where the display is staged. Few Gingerbread Trimmings The modern trend was visible for all to see. Architects displayed designs designs for amusement park buildings modern, almost modernistic, In style without any of the usual gin gerbread, Christmas tree trimmings. An outdoor movie talking machine, machine, that promises to be one of nlxt Summer's outstanding attrac- attrac- ager of Luna Park, a member of the association, admitted that it is being considered for Luna. Another obvious evidence of the mechanical trend reaches into the gay menagerie of the carrousel, threatening to oust the caprlsloned horses and other decorated animals with automobiles and airplanes. Speed Boat Easy to Handle .. And from England is a boat, built for water and for speed, that any one, or most any one, could handle with facility. Many games of skill are on display, display, but only one lone gambling machine of a sort. Among the games group was Mrs. Babe Kaufman Kaufman of Brooklyn, the only woman Jobber in the country in this line, it is said. Among the visitors seen from Coney Island besides Mr. Billings, were Miss Mary Dillon, Morris Goldberg, manager of the Half Moon Hotel; William F. Mangels, manufacturer and inventor; Dr. Phillip I. Nash, president of the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce, Commerce, and William Meinch. Old-Time Old-Time Old-Time Trinmverate With John A. Miller, now of Chi cago, but who helped L. A. Thomp-1 Thomp-1 Thomp-1 enn Hi lil rt tha fiyet- fiyet- anU vailti-au vailti-au vailti-au In I Coney Island, Mr. Mangels and Mr. Meinch formed a triumverate of Coney Island's old-timers. old-timers. old-timers. prom Rockaway came Joseph McKce, manager of Rockaway Playland. Mr. Mangels was there in a dual capacity. His second role was that of "curator" of the exhibit from the American Museum of Public Recreation in Coney Island. Quaint models of amusements of long ago, Including a model of the first roller coaster in Coney Island, are on display display along with pages from yellow pages of the last century. Amusing Old-Time Old-Time Old-Time Talea Harpers, Leslie's Illustrated Weekly and the venerable illustrated illustrated Graphic tell amusing tales of the Coney, and, for that matter. America, of bygone years. Proving that life was not all prudery as exemplified in the bathing bathing beauty of that day in voluminous voluminous skirted bathing suit, stockings, shoes (no gloves) and large, floppy stra hat, is a gay illustration from the VaUy Graphic, Feb. 10, 1877, showing "sleighing on the new Ocean Parkway from Prospect Park, Brooklyn, to the Atlantic." The point in this particular ride, Mr. Mangels explained, Is that if the day were the first snowfall of the season, a case of wine awaited the first sleigh to reach Cable's Ocean View Hotel. Annual Meeting Held The annual meeting of the trustees trustees of the museum was held at the hotel last night, D. S. Humphrey, president, presiding, and the following following Brooklyn men reelected trustees: trustees: deor V. McLaufh- McLaufh- mufl a. OumierW lin Dr. Nash Edwird C. TUt Mr. Mnjl Mr. Colbtrj This is the first time the convention- convention- convention- has been held in New York City. It Is also the first time the show has been held separate from h nrnnza.tlnns of State and county fairs. Henry A. Guenther of Irvlngton. N. J., is president of the association. To Protest Bathing Tax According to William E. Mallette, r manager of Playland at Rye and , chairman of publicity, among the 1 business likely to transpire at the ; general sessions is the appointment of a committee to be sent to Washington Washington to protest the nuisance tax on bathing establishments. This tax, he explained, does not touch the amusement ?nd as the rides, etc., are all under 45 cents. Another piece of business likely to be put through, he said, is the regulation of the number of frankfurters frankfurters to the pound, so that the standard among parks in the association association will be eight or nine frankfurters frankfurters to the pound instead of the current 11 or 12. The purpose of this move is to give more value to the customer for his money, according to Mallette. 'Price Bottom Reached' Mallette said that the convention is not likely to take any steps toward further reductions in prices, because "the bottom has already been reached." The records show, he said, that though attendance in the Summer of 1932 increased 50 percent, the expenditure per capita decreased a like percentage. ' Among the speakers this afternoon afternoon was to be Mr. Billngs, who was to talk on 'The Value of Uniformed Employes in Your Park." Wise Man Customer (ordering a suit) Well. Abe, I suppose you know I am to be married next month? Tailor In that case, sir, let me recommend this piece of cloth here It will wear like iron. Compressed Wit Artie I saw some holdups downtown downtown today Wallie Real holdups? Where? Artie In a suspender display at my haberdasher's. at of was the Special

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 30 Nov 1932, Wed,
  3. Page 13

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