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“THE CONFIDENTIAL WEEKLY OF THE COIN MACHINE INDUSTRY 99 
THE CASH BOX IS THE OPERATOR’S MAGAZINE — IT IS NOT SOLD ON NEWSSTANDS 


BILL GERSH, Publisher 

JOE ORLECK, Editorial and Advertising Director 

ROBERT E. AUSTIN, General Manager, Music Department 

G. BRUNER, Business Manager G. BLOOM, Circulation 

L. MILAZZO, Classified Advertising HERB OLSOW\ General Mgr., Automatic Merchandising 


JOEL FRIEDMAN, Music Editor 
BERT MERRILL, St. Louis, Mo. 
O. S. SIBLEY, Art Director 


CORRESPONDENTS IN LEADING CITIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES 


IN THIS ISSUE 

February 21, 1948 Vol. 9, No. 21 


WALTER WINCHELL GIVES CMI BIGGEST PRAISE Page 4 

COINBIZ GETS GOING Page 5 

FORESEE MORE OPEN TERRITORY Page 6 

NATION’S TOP TEN TUNES Page 9 

SEE KEARNS BILL READY IN 14 DAYS ...Page 10 

RECORD REVIEWS Pages 11 and 13 

AUTOMATIC MERCHANTS SECTION Page 24 

MARCH WILL BRING DELIVERIES OF MANY AUTOMATIC 

MERCHANDISE AND SERVICE MACHINES Page 25 

MANUFACTURER’S NEW EQUIPMENT Pages 27 and 28 

N. Y. OPS & DISTRIBS. IN MASS MEET Page 33 

ATTORNEY LEVINE ON WAY TO WASHINGTON, D. C. TO 

STUDY NEW JUKE BOX BILLS Page 34 

CHICAGO CHATTER Page 42 

EASTERN FLASHES Page 43 

CALIFORNIA CLIPPINGS Page 44 


ADVERTISER’S INDEX Page 37 


PUBLISHED WEEKLY by The Cash Box 
Publishing Co.. Inc., 381 Fourth Avenue. 
New York 16, N. Y., Telephone: MUrrav 
Hill 4-7797. Branch Offices: 32 West Ran- 
dolph St., Chicago 1, Illinois, Telephone: 
DEarborn 0045 and 422 West 11th Street. 
Los Angeles 15, California, Telephone: 
PRospect 2687. 

CONTENTS COMPLETELY COPY- 
RIGHTED 1948. All rights reserved. 
No publication of any material contained 
herein is allowed without written permis- 
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preceding week of issue. 

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where in the U.S.A. and Canada. Special 
subscription allowing free classified adver- 
tisement each week, not to exceed three 
full lines. $48 per year. Subscription rates 
for all foreign countries on request. 

THE CASH BOX exclusively covers the 
coin machine industry, including oper- 
ators, jobbers, distributors and manufac- 
turers, and all those allied to automatic 
coin operated music equipment; automatic 
coin operated vending machines and serv- 
ice machines as well as all coin operated 
amusement equipment; the music and 
record business, recording artists and pub- 
lishers of music; and all others in any 
fashion identified or allied to the coin 


operated machines industry as well as 
all finance firms, banks and other finan- 
cial institutions expressly interested in the 
financing of coin operated equipment of 
all types. 

THE CASH BOX has been recognized by 
various associations of coin machine oper- 
ators thruout the United States as their 
official weekly magazine. 

The C.M.I. BLUE BOOK division of The 
Cash Box is an entirely Separate medium, 
giving all prices of new and used machines 
of all kinds, continually reporting all 
market changes. The C.M.I. BLUE BOOK 
is officially recognized by many States as 
the “official price book of the coin ma- 
chine industry.” 




The Cash Box 


Page 4 


February 21, 1948 


WALTER WINCHELL GIVES 
C MI BIGGEST PRAIS E 

Pauses in Midst of Broadcast Sunday Eve. , Feb. 8 to 
Announce Dave Gottlieb and Ray Moloney in Studio 
and Have Just Brought C heck for SI 30,000 More. 


NEW YORK — Walter Winchell, on 
his international broadcast, Sunday 
evening, February 8, 1948, gave CMI 
(Coin Machine Industries, Inc.) the 
greatest praise yet received by any 
organization or any industry for the 
grand work which this trade has 
done to help make the Damon Runyon 
Memorial Cancer Fund one of the 
most outstanding successes ever yet 
sponsored by him or by anyone else. 

In the very midst of his broadcast, 
listened to by over 25,000,000 people 
in this country, he paused to tell all 
listeners that there was present in 
the studio with him two grand gentle- 
men, Dave Gottlieb and Ray Moloney 
of CMI, who had just brought him an 
additional check for $130,000.00. 

This makes the $250,000.00 mark 
complete which Coin Machine In- 
dustries, Inc. had set for itself from 
the opening announcement that it 


would go all out for the Damon 
Runyon Memorial Cancer Fund. 

In fact, according to Winchell’s 
former week’s broadcast, CMI had 
passed the $250,000 goal which it 
had set for itself by over $7,000 at 
the big, annual convention banquet 
and this he also announced over the 
air, advising his listeners at that time 
(February 1) that he had just re- 
ceived a telegram to this effect. 

There is no longer any doubt that 
the coin machine industry as a whole 
has been greatly honored by the 
grand and good work which it has 
done to • help make the Damon 
Runyon Memorial Fund such an out- 
standing and complete success. 

It is the general opinion of the 
trade that the Damon Runyon Fund 
will become an annual drive for the 
coin machine industry. The members 
of the trade feel that this is one of 


the most outstanding causes to which 
they can devote themselves and many 
have made arrangements with local 
chapters of the American Cancer 
Society to work along with them to 
help put over the drives which these 
locals will also institute in their 
sections. 

In the meantime, the effect of this 
last broadcast of Walter Winchell has 
become most noticeable in the many 
thrilling letters and wires which have 
been received. from coinmen from all 
over the nation who not only listened 
to the program but who had their 
attention called to it by customers 
and friends. 

“Walter Winchell’s fine compli- 
ments”, one letter reads, “makes us 
feel that we should work harder than 
ever to put the Damon Runyon 
Memorial Fund Drive over the top 
every year.” 



The Cash Box 


Page 5 


February 21, 1948 


CONNZ GETS 

GOING! 

Entire Industry Gets Into Speed Action. 
Ops Foresee Good Year Ahead. Mfrs Are 
Pushing Production and Experimenting 
with New Products. Optimism Back Big. 


NEW YORK — Regardless of snow 
storms, droughts or heat waves, the coin 
machine industry goes on ahead. 

The year opened with a great many 
coinmen feeling down in the mouth. Con- 
ditions seemed to be against all in the 
trade as business fell off with retail 
locations thruout the nation. 

But, these past few weeks have seen 
a most remarkable recovery. More and 
still more ops report conditions not only 
returning to normal, but, actually picking 
up all over the country. 

The result is that the coin machine 
business is getting back into speed action 
once again. Optimism is returning, the 
trade is opening up wide and many ops 
are of the belief that this is going to 
be one of the best operating years they 
have ever yet enjoyed. 

What is even more remarkable is the 
fact that the manufacturers are pushing 
for high speed production to equal orders 
which they have already taken. And all 
are experimenting with new equipment 
which each one of them believes the 
trade wants and needs. 

This latter is one of the best signs 
for continued progress and success for 
the entire industry. As long as the 
manufacturers will go ahead and spend 
thousands of dollars experimenting with 
new type machines, the trade can rest 
assured of continued prosperity. 

And this isn’t all. The new merchan- 
dising programs instituted by some of 
the manufacturers are already paying 
off. Operators are calling around. They 
feel closer to the manufacturer than they 
have in many years. 

One op presented this in the following 
statement, “For the first time in the 
many war years the manufacturers have 
recognized the importance of the oper- 
ator. We feel that not only is this the 
opening of a new era as you wrote, but, 
. is also means that we have a better 


chance for greater profits than we have 
ever before enjoyed.” 

It again proves what The Cash Box 
stated this last week — that the “gloom 
boys” of the industry can be rapidly 
chased out of the picture as long as the 
real members of this field go on ahead 
with the fortitude required of them to 
make this one of the most successful 
years of all time. 

This is the time when every operator 
in the nation, whether he operates amuse- 
ment, merchandise or service equipment, 
can open up wide, get out to grab as 
many locations as he can and, at the 
same time, arrange with those locations 
for a much more equitable commission ; 
basis. 

This is also the time when the average 
operator is also going about efficiently 
reorganizing his business so that there 
is no longer any wasted effort. He knows 
now that the field requires him to be 
“on his toes” and also be a more astute 
business man than he has ever before 
been in his life. 

He must not only be able to meet and 
offset competition, but, he must also 
be in a position to arrange for a better 
set-up for himself, not only for this 
year, but, also for the years to come. 

The optimism which is seeping into 
the trade is going to expand with a 
great and sudden burst and is going to 
suddenly bring upon those men, who 
have efficiently protected themselves for 
tomorrow, greater prosperity than they 
have ever before enjoyed. 

Regardless of the fact that this is an 
election year and that both parties are 
playing politics to an exceptionally high 


degree — the industry knows that they 
must open wide the gates of prosperity 
and of boom to make certain of the fu- 
ture regardless of the politicos who will 
be elected to office. 

Therefore, the coin machine industry ■ 
stands to gain, from every angle. It is 
the one, and possibly the only industry, 
which offers the American public exactly 
what it wants. It is one industry which 
does “economically” what others do 
“expensively”. 

The field is on its way again. It is 
punching its way to the top. It is in- 
fested with enthusiasm and optimism and 
with men who just can’t be held down. 

It is the sort of business in which it is 
a pleasure to be engaged for these men, 
because of the very portability of their 
equipment and the wide nationalization 
of their thoughts, are going to lead the 
nation back to greater prosperity than 
has ever before been enjoyed. 

This is the entrance of the era which 
all have been promised. This is the type 
of business which opens wide its arms 
to receive the plaudits of the nation. The 
members of this industry are eternal 
optimists. They have never before failed. 
They have always found the path which 
led this country to greater prosperity. 

And with the new equipment which the 
manufacturers are preparing this is the 
time to present to the public the fact 
that this is one industry which has kept 
step with modern economic progress and 
one trade which is ahead of all others. 

The fact that this field have recovered 
from the economic recession with which 
it was faced just a short time ago means 
that it is today ready for tomorrow, and 
whatever tomorrow has to offer. 


THE CASH BOX" IS THE OPERATOR S MAGAZINE 
IT IS NOT SOLD ON NEWSSTAND* 



The Cash Box 


February 21, 1948 


Page 6 


FORESEE MORE 
OPEN TERRITORY 


Ops Report Calls from Retailers for Games to 
Bring Back Income. Believe General Business 
Conditions Will Have Good Reaction for Trade. 
Leaders Foresee Good Games Sales Year. 


NEW YORK — From many parts of 
the nation come reports that loca- 
tion owners are once again calling in 
operators to obtain amusement ma- 
chines. This is being done by these 
retailers to help them bring back 
much lost income which they are now 
enduring. 

Realizing, as most retailers do, that 
amusement machines will not only 
help them overcome their present 
overhead expense, but, will also bring 
back much of the income which they 
have lost due to general business con- 
ditions, many leaders in' the trade 
are now of the belief that 1948 will 
prove to be one of the best operating 
years. (This was predicted by The 
Cash Box over six months ago.) 

With the city of New York now 
once again seeing pinballs in every- 
one of its boros, tho these are the 
stripped down, novelty action type 
machines, it is believed that as soon 
as these are licensed by the city, it 
will open a market for better than 
20,000 pinballs. 

This is the figure that was last 
known when free play pinballs oper- 
ated in this city. 

And, because of the fact that the 
stripped down, novelty action type 
games are again being spread thru- 
out New York City, many surround- 
ing towns have also started to place 
them, and are finding that they are 
not opposed by city officials. 

Should licensing of these pinballs 
come about in New York, it is be- 
lieved that the resultant publicity 
would be of major help in bringing 
pinball operation back again to a 
great many nearby communities, and 
possibly stirring sufficient appeal 
from retailers in many surrounding 
states to also have pinball and other 
amusement machines back in their 
places of business. 

One very well known operator 
writes, “We were getting calls from 
many of our locations to replace the 


pinballs we had to remove when this 
city refused to license them. We sim- 
ply told the storekeepers to meet with 
the city officials and see what they, 
as business men, could do about it. 

“The result has been”, he continues, 
“that there’s going to be a meeting of 
the City Council here very shortly, at 
the request of many of the retailers, 
to definitely establish pinball oper- 
ation all over again. 

“These storekeepers”, he writes, 
“know that pinballs helped them to 
meet and overcome much of their 
overhead expense. They have told 
this to the City Council, and they be- 
lieve that the City Council should 
work with them especially where the 
games are not used for anything but 
amusement. They have advised the 
officials here that they need these 
machines, that the public wants them, 
and that they are willing to abide 
by the result of a public referendum, 
so that they can continue in business 
at this time and somewhat overcome 
the losses which they are enduring.” 

This operator believes that a public 
relations program well directed to 
various communities thruout the na- 
tion will reopen much territory at 
this time. 

“Of course”, he writes, “this will 
have to be diplomatically handled 
and the program should not start un- 
til coinmen and retailers in the com- 
munity are contacted, as well as some 
of the officials. 

“Then”, he believes, “with some 
good advertising and good contact 
and a logically true and factual 
story for the public, I feel sure that 
many of our present closed territories 
are going to again be reopened. That’s 
what a public relations program is 
for as far as I’m concerned and, I fur- 
ther believe, that’s what all will agree 
it’s for. Once it gets started, every- 
one down the line will benefit.” 


In the meantime, many coinmen 
thruout the nation are of the same 
belief, that general business condi- 
tions are forcing business men to de- 
mand the return of amusement prod- 
ucts, as well as other accessories, so 
that they can again see some profit 
while business is undergoing its pres- 
ent adjustment period. 

There is also a belief among some 
coinmen that there will be a swing 
back to consoles, bells and one-balls 
in many areas and that the local 
officials will agree with the business 
men in such areas to the operation 
of these machines. This has already 
become noticeable because of the sud- 
den demand for used equipment in 
these lines. 

Most impressive to all the trade, of 
course, is the fact that more territory 
is sure to open and this will not only 
enhance operations, but, will also 
zoom sales with many of the belief 
that a real boom can develop most 
suddenly in this field. 

A good games sales year is, there- 
fore, being foreseen by all in the 
coin machine industry. They are of 
the belief that as sales get going 
once again, as the warmer weather 
comes on and people can once again 
leave their homes, that the trend will 
be to the amusement machine field 
with many new products leading the 
way. 

Already manufacturers are experi- 
menting with new ideas in amuse- 
ments and these are sure to prove 
of good profit to the field. 

There is also no doubt that as more 
territory opens, on demand of local 
business men, that the operators will 
follow thru with machines of many 
types which are bound to increase 
the collections of all coinmen and 
will, thereby, open a bigger and bet- 
ter sales and operating era for all 
the trade. 


BY! : TTiY 




IT IS NOT SOLD ON NEWSSTA 





Currently keeping juke box operators thruout the 
nation on the go for his hit RCA-Victor records. 
Maestro Louis Prima keeps his hit streak intact 
with his forthcoming click disk, “Tutti Tutti 
Pizzicato’’; recently selected by the Eastern 
Pennsylvania Phono Operators Association as their 
“Click Tune of the Month.” His “Civilization". 
"If I Only Had A Match”, and “The Thousand 
Islands Song”, still ride hot in the phonos. 
Direction: Music Corporation of America. General 
Professional Manager: Barbara Belle. 

General Professional Manager: Barbara Belle 


LOUIS PRIMA 




The Cash Box 


Page 8 


February 21, 1948 


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The Cash Box , Automatic Music Section 


Page 9 


February 21, 1948 


The Nation's 

TOP TEN 






The Top Ten Tunes Netting Heaviest Play In 
The Nation's Juke Boxes, Compiled From 
Reports Submitted Weekly To The Cash Box 
By Leading Music Operators Throughout The 
Country. 


AL — Aladdli 

CODE 

Kl— King 

RE— Regent 

AP— Apollo 

LI— Lissen 

SA — Savoy 

AR — Aristocrat 

Ml— Miracle 

^ SI— Signature 

BU — Bullet 

MA— Majestic 

SP— Specialty 

C A— Capitol 

ME— Mercury 

SN— Standard Phono 

CN — Continental 

mg-m-g-m 

5T— Sterling 

CO — Columbia 

LO— London 

TO— Top 

CS — Coast 

MN— Manor 

TC— Twentieth Century 

DE— Dacca 

MO— Moderi 

UA — United Artist 

DEL — Deluxe 

MU— Musicraft 

UN— Universal 

EX— Exclusive 

HA— National 

VI— Victor 

JB — Juke Box 

RA— Rainbow 

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Spj §11? Still on top of the heap, with coin 

pouring in by the ton. 

CO-38H8I — Buddy Clark 
DE-24265 — Enric Madreguera 
DE-24278 — Bing Crosby 
ME-5075 — .Jerry Shalton Trio 

MG-10035 — Jimmy Dorsey O. 
MU-15116— Mel Torme 
VI-20-2433 — Vaughn Monroe O 


I'M LOOKING OYER A 
FOUR LEAF CLOVER 

In sixth place last week, the sen- 
vtL Jw sational popularity of this ditty 

booms it into the "number two spot. 

CA-491 — Alvino Rey 0. 
CO-38100— Tony Hill O. 
CO-38081 — Arthur Godfrey 
ME-5105 — Frankie Laine 
ME-5100 — Uptown String Band 

MG-I0I 19 — Art Mooney 0. 
MU-543— Polka Dots 
RA- 10043 — Jimmy Saunders 
SI-151 17— Ray Bloch O. 
TR-220 — Alexander O. 
VI-20-2668 — Three Suns 


BEG YOUR PARDON 

Moves up one spot, with a slew of 
click disks around. 

BU- 1012 — Francis Craig 
CA-490 — The Dinning Sisters 
CO-38036 — Frankie Carle O. 

MG- 10140 — Art Mooney O. 
VI-20-2647 — Larry ‘Green O. 


GOLDEN EARRINGS 

H Drops one to take over fourth place. 

Play still continues heavily. 

CA- 15009 — Peggy Lea 
CO-37932— Dinah Shore 
DE-24270 — Guy Lombardo O. 
DE-24278 — Bing Crosby 

ME-3072 — Anita Ellis 
MG- 10085— Jack Fina O. 
VI-20-2585 — Charlie Spivak O. 

- 

I'M MY OWN GRANDPAW 

W IV inning attention throughout the 

land. Really a great juke box tune. 

CA- 15033 — Jo Stafford 
CO-38068 — Tony Pastor O. 
DE-24268 — Guy Lombardo O. 
KI-694— Grandpa Jones 

ME-6087 — Tiny Hill 
MG-I0I36 — The Korn Kobblers 
MU-536 — Esmeraldy 
TC-20-33 — The Jesters 
VI-20-2563 — Lonzo & Oscar 


I'LL DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING 

Drops one this week to latch on to 
sixth place. Play holding up tho. 

CA- 15009 — Peggy Lea 
CO-37967— Ray Noble O. 
DE-24266 — Jeanie Leitt 

ME-5090 — Vic Damone 
MG- 10095 — Helen Forrest 
VI-20-2512 — Tony Martin 


HOW SOON 

Moves down the list this week to 
notch the seventh spot. Still a 

featured item in phonos across the 
land. 

CO-37952 — Dinah Shore 
DE-24I0I — Bing Crosby — 
Cavallero O. 

CON-1 1004 — Jimmy Atkins 

M A- II 79 — Dick Farney 
ME-5069 — John Laurenz 
TO-1258 — Jack Owens 
VI-20-2523— Vaughn Monroe O. 


SERENADE OF THE BELLS 

* A. * -A In seventh place last week — here 

is this tune in the eighth spot. A 
coin serenade if there ever was one. 

CA- 15007 — Jo Stafford 
CO-37956— Kay Kyser O. 
DE-24258 — Guy Lombardo O. 

ME-5090 — Vic Damone 
MG-I009I — Bob Houston 
VI-20-2372 — Sammy Kaye O. 


TOO FAT POLKA 

1 Still bouncing around with enough 

play in the phonos to rate this spot. 

CA-480 — The Starlighters 
CO-37921 — Arthur Godfrey 
DE-24268 — Andrews Sisters 
MA-6022 — Slim Bryant 

ME-5079— Dick Baker 0. 
MG-I0I06 — Blue Barron 
VI-20-2609 — Louis Prime O. 


CIVILIZATION 

1 Repeats its position of last week. 

Play still holding in many spots 
throughout the nation. 

AP-IQ59 — The Murphy Sisters 
CA-465 — Jack Smith 
CO-37885 — Woody Harman 
DE-23940 — Danny Kayo— 
Andrews Sisters 

MA-7274 — Ray McKinley 0. 
ME-5067— Dick Baker O. 

MG- 10083 — Sy Oliver O. 
VI-20-2400— Louis Prime O. 





The Cash Box, Automatic Music Section 


Page 10 


February 21, 1948 


See Kearns Bill Ready In 14 Days — 
Diskers Point To End of Recording Ban 


NEW YORK — Representative Carrol 
Kearns (Rep., Pa.) went on record 
this past week that he will definitely 
offer a bill amending the 1909 copy- 
right law to give musicians royalties 
on commercial records, “within the 
next 14 days.” 

It was learned that Rep. Kearns 
has outside counsel and the Legisla- 
tive Reference Division of the Li- 
brary of Congress working with him 
drafting the legislation. 

The bill, reportedly concerned with 
discerning between records used for 
commercial purposes and records 
used for home purposes only is said 
to have aroused much controversy a- 
mong diskers, music protectve asso- 
ciations and members of Congress 
also. 

As reported, the bill seeks a higher 
price on those records which are used 
for commercial purposes. This is in 
itself viewed by many in the auto- 
matic music industry as the first step 
in a renewal of possibly many hear- 
ings concerning the juke box indus- 
try. Several pieces of legislation were 
presented to Congress last year, all 
calling for amendments to the 1909 
copyright law. The juke box industry 
and its representatives will remem- 
ber the Scott and Fellows Bills which 
sought some mode of royalty pay- 
ment from the automatic music in- 
dustry. Both bills were tabled in 
Committee at the close of the House 
session this past year. « 

Recording executives throughout 
the nation this past week saw an 
early settlement in the present re- 
cording industry dispute. Many be- 
lieved that the legislation being pre- 
pared for discussion in committee at 
present, indicated that the Federal 
government itself was interested in 
seeing the recording ban come to an 
early end. 

Altho the bill as presented by Rep. 
Kearns calls for the recording com- 
panies to absorb the higher cost of 
those commercial records, several 
trade organizations in the music in- 
dustry were learned to be vitally in- 
terested in the bill. Many took the 
stand that the Kearns bill would not 
bypass current restrictions as set 
forth by the Taft-Hartley Law. The 
present Taft-Hartley Law prohibits 
the payment of royalties to a und 
such as the American Federation of 
Musicians have by performing mu- 
sicians for non-performing musicians. 

Of most concern to the recording 
companies tho was the “blunt fact”, 
as one record executive put it, “that 
Petrillo to this date has not issued 
a statement saying what he wants.” 

Meanwhile the automatic music in- 
dustry and its representative trade 
organizations were avidly watching 


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the proceedings in Washington. It 
was learned that the industry coun- 
sel, Mr. Sidney H. Levine, also at- 
torney for the New York Automatic 
Music Operators Association was pre- 
paring to fly to Washington for the 
prime purpose of studying the pro- 
posed legislation and how it would 
effect the juke box industry. 

It was believed unlikely that the 
House Judiciary Committee, to which 
the Kearns Bill would automatically 
be referred, would get around to 
hearings on the bill. The committee 
has a full schedule of hearings 
throughout March, included of which 
is committee chairman Rep. Earl 
Lewis’ (Rep. Ohio) consolidated 
copyrights amendments bill. First 
hearings on the Lewis proposal are 
set for March 1. 


Savoy Records Appoints 
Majestic Brands As 
New York Distrib 

NEWARK, N. J. — Herman Lubinsky, 
president of Savoy Records Inc., an- 
nounced the appointment of Majestic 
Brands as distributor for their line in 
New York this past week. 

The disclosure by Savoy indicated to 
many in the disk biz that other announce- 
ments concerning the addition of record 
lines by former exclusive Majestic dis- 
tributors would follow. 

Majestic Brands, one of the nation’s 
largest and best equipped distributing 
agencies is headed by Mr. Lou Suritz, 
well known figure in the recording in- 
dustry. 

Other distribution appointments an- 
nounced by Savoy include; Trilon Dist. 
Co., Oakland, Calif.; Record Mdsg. Co., 
Los Angeles, Calif.; Music Sales Co., 
Memphis, Tenn.; Niagara Midland Co., 
Buffalo, New York; and Commercial 
Music Co., St. Louis, Mo. 

Savoy Records, at present riding high 
with two click tunes “35-30” and “Hast- 
ings St. Bounce” has one of the nation’s 
best established “race” lines. 


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February 21, 1948 



"I'm Afraid Of You" (2:56) 
"Honey, Honey, Honey" (2:49) 
THE CATS & THE FIDDLE 
(Manor 1112) 

• Duo of wax treatment that should 
set fresh witlj ops who have race spots 
are offered here by The Cats & The 
Fiddle. Top deck, “I’m Afraid of You” 
shines brightly as the combo spill the 
smooth wordage in soft tones that 
satisfy. Ditty -weaves around the title, 
with light rhythm filling the back- 
ground. Backside is the current click 
disk “Honey, Honey, Honey”. Its pre- 
sentation here should net it some healthy 
action in the boxes, once the cookie gets 
around. Fern chirping is finished and fills 
the air with cute tricky listening. Both 
sides rate your ear. 


"Haunted Heart" (3:02) 
"Matinee" (3:06) 

BUDDY CLARK 
(Columbia 38083) 

• Sparkling stylish tonsils of Buddy 
Clark set the stage for a slew of coin 
play with this pair of ballads bound to 
be spinning in the machine in the very 
near future. Top side, labeled “Haunted 
Heart” from the forthcoming musical 
production “Inside USA”, shows Buddy 
purring in fashionable styling behind 
some highly sugar coated musical mo- 
ments provided by maestro Mitchell 
Ayres. Wax spins in slow tempo with 
Buddy’s piping trilling in subdued tones. 
Flip should come in for some heavy play 
also, with Buddy giving the heavy word- 
age to “Matinee” a spiking all the way. 
Stuff is emphasized by Mitch Ayres 
wonderful orchestral background — 
you’ll go for it. 


"You Were Meant For Me" (3:04) 
"Paradise" (3:00) 

CLAUDE THORNHILL ORCH. 

(Columbia 36298) 

• Pair of re-issue sides by the hot 
Claude Thornhill ork spill here with the 
tones of “You Were Meant For Me” 
and “Paradise” seeping thru. It’s an 
old cookie that went well many moons 
ago, and as rendered, should come in for 
its fair share today. Top deck shows 
balladeer Dick Harding chanting the 
fragrant wordage, with maestro Claude 
tinkling the ivorys in the background. 
Flip should be familiar to many an op, 
since it was an attractive piece in its 
hey-day. Chirp Kay Doyle handles the 
pleasure-full vocal spot, with her piping 
coming out effectively. Where they go 
for Thornhill (and that covers lots of 
territory) they’ll go for this. 


"Oye Negre" (2:42) 
"Intermezzo" (2:47) 

JAN AUGUST 
(Mercury 5106) 

© Bright fashioned piano tones of 88’er 
Jan August sparkle plenty here as the 
echo of the seasoned “Oye Negre” and 
“Intermezzo” spill on this wax. Initial 
cutting for August on Mercury shows as 
a pair that can hypo coin play in a 
zillion spots. Top deck is offered in 
rhumba tempo, with adequate rhythm 
backing behind Jan’s top notch ivorys. 
Flip is another favorite and should come 
in for some live action in the more quiet 
spots. Both sides should go especiallv 
well with operators that have wired 
music locations. 


DISK O’THE WEEK 


"Shauny O’Shay" (3:01 ) 
"Sugar Beat" (2:56) 
ELLIOT LAWRENCE ORCH. 
(Columbia 38084) 



ELLIOT LAWRENCE 


• Click tune from that click 
musical production “Look Ma I’m 
Dancin’ ” grabs the featured spot 
this week, with maestro Elliot 
Lawrence wielding the baton for a 
jackpot full of phono play. With 
thrush Rosalind Patton to the mike 
to spill the cute wordage to 
“Shauny O’Shay”, the cookie fairly 
shines for music ops across the 
land. Light sparkling tones of 
musical splendor by the maestro 
offset the fresh and vibrant vocal 
spot of chirp Patton. Wax weaves 
and bounces thruout, with the lyrics 
offering loads of meat in them. 
You’ll go for the canary’s smooth 
styling as she offers loads of nos- 
talgia in her pipes. The flip is an 
original piece by Lawrence titled 
“Sugar Beat”, and features the en- 
tire crew in full regalia. Stuff is 
suitable for dancers and should 
attract some heavy attention once 
it gets around. “Shauny O’Shay” 
will keep the phonos hopping like 
mad. 


"Thoughtless" (3:02) 

"Love Is So Terrific" (2:58) 

VIC DAMONE 
(Mercury 5104) 

• Fervent vocalizing of balladeer Vic 
Damone and a ditty that will rock ’em 
in the aisles show as an attractive piece 
for ops this week. It’s the metro of 
“Thoughtless” that will have the younger 
set melting in each others arms. Vic’s 
powerful tonsils spill the flavorful word- 
age in smooth tones that set you down 
and make you want to listen. Add to 
that the splendid orchestral background 
by maestro Camarata and you’ve really 
got a platter. Flip is in faster tempo 
with the cute hypo lyrics of “Love Is 
So Terrific” spilling. Ditty is light and 
bouncy, and gives Vic loads of room to 
move about in. It’s the topside they’ll 
yell for — and yell they will. 


FIGURES SHOWN FOLLOWING 
SONG TITLES. INDICATE PLAYING 
TIME OF RECORD. 


"When Your Hair Has Turned 
To Silver" (3:04) 

"While We Dance At The 
Mardi Gras" (3:00) 

MONICA LEWIS — BOB EBERLY 
(Decca 24325) 

• Star studded platter — that’s with 
this latest Decca release. Featuring the 
tricky pipes of chirp Monica Lewis and 
the soft fragrant tones of balladeer Bob 
Eberly, this deck shapes up as one that 
is bound to boost your phono play. Top 
side, an oldie titled “When Your Hair 
Has Turned To Silver” should meet with 
the tavern set in a big way. Monica and 
Bob each take a spot of light hearted 
melody, while the Russ Morgan ork back 
the pair in effective fashion. Flip par- 
rots the top deck, with “While We Dance 
At The Mardi Gras” coming thru. Both 
sides should meet with fair approval in 
the sedate dinner spots. 


"What'll I Do" (3:00) 

'Til Always Be In Love With You" 
(3:03) 

ART LUND 
( MGM 10142) 

• Pair of sides by balladeer Art Lund 
and the metro of “What’ll I Do” and 
“1 11 Always Be In Love With You” step 
out here. Top deck, the Berlin rave fave 
of several moons ago gets some sugar 
sugar ’n spice by Art, as the metro strips 
the wax in light bounce fashion. Bit of 
rhythm offered here should sit well with 
the dance fans. Flip is offered in much 
the same manner as the top side, with 
Art kicking the piece around in adequate 
fashion. The Johnny Thompson ork back 
the lad on the pair and come thru for 
him effectively. Both sides won’t stop 
traffic, but nevertheless, they do make 
for some mellow musical moments. 


"Honey, Honey, Honey" (2:49) 
"Undecided" (2:50) 

MARION ABERNATHY 
(King 4205) 

• Hep platter rapidly making its name 
as a forerunner on 'phonos thruout the 
nation shows as effective material for 
the many race locations looking for a 
hypo. “Honey, Honey, Honey” offered 
by thrush Martin Abernathy shows as 
an effective piece here, to which music 
ops might get next to for use as filler 
material. Stuff is offered in stock tempo 
with a lack of flare in the instrumental 
department. Vocal spot is the balance 
that shines. Flip is a switch to some 
fast hep stuff with the title offering the 
bill of fare on the side. Wax weaves and 
rocks, with thrush Marion yowling thru- 
out. 


"Heart & Soul" (2:54) 

"Blues In The Dark" (2:59) 
MELROSE COLBERT 
(Atlantic 853) 

• Oh the pipes on this kid is enough 
to drive you frantic. Certainly destined 
to become a “name” in the near future, 
chirp Melrose Colbert displays her gor- 
geous, soul-stirring vocal talent on this 
ever lovin’ ballad. As torchy as you can 
possibly want it, “Heart & Soul” as 
offered here should satisfy any phono 
fan, and especially those that love it 
done up royal blue. Utilizing a bag full 
of tricks in her tonsils, the thrush shows 
mellow thruout. Flip is another poten- 
tial coin winner, with the dipsy “Blues 
In The Dark” peeking thru. Orchestral 
support by the Cliff Small crew rates 
heavy. Latch on to this cookie — it’ll 
charm any phono. 


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"I UNDERSTAND" 

Vocal by Buddy Di Vito 

EAST COAST BLUES 

Trombone Solo by Ziggy Elmer 
Columbia 38059 



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Recent sales figures released by record 
manufacturers point to the largest and 
most impressive year in the history of 
the recording industry. Every plattery in 
the nation, with the exception of a few 
who have been bogged down by the high 
cost of operation, seems to have racked 
up their largest sales orders ever. In- 
sofar as individual artists are concerned, 
Eddy Howard, Vaughn Monroe, Guy 
Lombardo, Sammy Kaye, Perry Como, 
Frankie Laine, Claude Thornhill and Vic 
Damone seem to be among the leaders. 
Eddy Howard’s platters continue to click 
throughout the nation; with a resurge 
of Howard disks in the eastern 
market seen. Vaughn Monroe currently 
rides hot with four disks that have put 
him over the 3,000,000 mark in sales. 
His “Ballerina”, “You Do”, “I Wish I 
Didn’t Love You So” and “How Soon” 
account for his tremendous popularity. 
Other artists mentioned above have con- 
tinually held their own, and all at present 
are riding the boxes with several click 
tunes, And did’ja ever see an industry 
that was more competitive? 


* * * 


Maestro Louis Prima’s luck certainly 
runs heavy. Ever since his switch from 
Majestic to RCA-Victor platters, his 
disks have been hotter than a ten dollar 
pistol. Might be because Louis’ lucky 
number is 7. He signed with Victor in 
the 7th month in the year 1947; his 
birthday is December 7th, he’s got 7 big 
disks riding hot, has 7 brass in the band, 
7 horses in his racing stable, is roomed 
in suite 507, and switched from violin 
to trumpet at the age of 7. Aside to 
Louis: May we borrow the cubes? 

* * * 


Louis Armstrong says de “definitely” 
will fly to Paris this month for the jazz 
festival which Hughes Panassie will pre- 
sent from February 25 to March 4. Arm- 
strong’s recent engagement at the New 
York Roxy Theatre was hailed in music 
circles as the first of many potential 
jazz concerts to be brought into main- 
stem theatres. Really rocked ’em we 
hear . . . We’ll wager Capitol Records 
got a trillion calls regarding Benny 
Goodman’s recent platter labeled “Be- 
yond The Sea”. The stuff was waxed oh 
so sweet that hardly a soul could identify 
the orchestra . . . The storm due to 
break around balladeer Don Reid will 
mean only one thing — a series of sen- 
sational personal appearance tours. We 
hear his “More Than Ever Before” is 
a smash. 


* * * 


Loads of attention focused on several 
pieces of legislature before Congress . . . 
might possibly affect the disc jockey’s 
also . . . speaking of jock’s — our nomi- 
nation for one of the sweetest guys ever 
— Paul Brenner, WAAT . . . Poor Jackie 
Smith at Mercury Records. Whyn’cha 
walk around with a net and catch butter- 
fly’s? . . . Orchids to Gloria Friedman 
and Bob Duberstein — a combo working 
for the music ops . . . Steve Gibson and 
his Original Red Caps planning a legit 
bow? . . . Would love to sit and listen 
to Fran Warren’s pipes any day in the 
week — or night for that matter . . . Tin 
Pan Alley has it that Sinatra Songs 
pubbery folds this week . . . MGM press- 
ing well over 65,000 platters per day ( ? ) 
on Art Mooney’s click “Four Leaf 
Clover” . . . Elliot Lawrence wowing the 
college crowd. Pulled over 4,000 at St. 
Paul. 


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February 21, 1948 


Page 13 



"What's Good About 
Goodbye" (3:04) 

'It Was Written In 
The Stars" (2:59) 

(2:59) 

DICK HAYMES 
(Decca 24326) 

© The stylish and fanciful singing of 
Dick Haymes and a pair of ballads that 
will become a virtual must in your 
machines are the basis for your grabbing 
this platter — but fast. From the forth- 
coming Universal - International picture 
“Casbah”, the duo should come in for a 
load of flack once it breaks. Top deck, 
“What’s Good About Goodbye?” rates 
the glory. Dick’s wailing on this side is 
superb. He grabs the lead from the very 
first chord to render a radiant piece of 
warbling all thru. Backing rates heavily 
also, with the balladeer lending himself 
to the material in first rate fashion. 
Instrumental backing by the Gordon 
Jenkins ork spikes the cookie all the 
way. Grab this platter — - it’s hot. 


"Baby Face" (2:51 ) 

"Sweet Georgia Brown" (2:57) 

BENNY STRONG ORCH. 

(Tower 1255) 

• Nostalgic vocal styling on this oldie 
by maestro-crooner Benny Strong should 
have the phonos ringing night and day. 
Benny’s pleasant piping echoes beauti- 
fully on “Baby Face”, a ditty that went 
like sixty years ago and is definitely 
beckoning coin today. Smart soft set 
behind the vocal spot blends well to add 
the side up to a ton of coinage. On the 
flip with a standard, Benny once again 
shows his first rate fashion on “Sweet 
Georgia Brown”. Wax weaves in mod- 
erate tempo with the ork filling the air 
with loads of sweet and reed thruout. 
Latch on to “Baby Face” — - it’ll boost 
your take a hundred-fold. 


"My Cousin Louella" (3:02) 
"The Dickey-Bird Song" (3:00) 
BLUE BARRON ORCH. 

(MGM 10138) 

• Smartly fashioned orchestral work of 
the Blue Barron crew spill out here with 
the metro of “My Cousin Louella” and 
“The Dickey-Bird Song” offering the in- 
centive. Top deck is the one that’ll score 
with the host of Blue’s fans. Piper 
Charlie Fisher grabs the lead for the 
vocal chores here with the cute lyrics 
highlighted all the way. Charlie comes 
back for a spot on the flip, “The Dickey- 
Bird Song” to continue the merry pace. 
Altho this side doesn’t quite fill the bill 
for listening pleasure, it nevertheless 
shows the crew in effective fashion. Top 
deck is the one they’ll call for. 


"I Love You Yes I Do" (2:56) 

"A Sad Sad Story" (2:57) 

RAYMOND SCOTT ORCH. 

(MGM 10132) 

• Currently hitting the top on a zillion 
race locations thruout the nation, this 
powerful ditty gets an added dose of 
buffalo with this disking by the capable 
Raymond Scott ork. “I Love You Yes 
I Do”, with chirp Dorothy Collins to wail 
the melodramatic wordage shows as a 
cookie that is bound to stir up quite a 
bit of attention in music circles. The gal’s 
pipes are in there pitching all the way, 
with loads of flashy quiver to enhance 
the pancake. On the backside with an 
instrumental affair labeled “A Sad Sad 
Story”, Ray and the boys display their 
wares in top fashion. Adapted from the 
classics, the side should get a fair send- 
mf in those spots that go for this brand, 
top deck is the one that rates like a 
spade flush — get next to it. 


SLEEPER 

OF THE WEEK 


"Toolie Oolie Doolie" (2:50) 
"The Skaters Waltz" (2:41 ) 
VAUGHN HORTON ORCH. 
(Continental 1223) 



VAUGHN HORTON 


© Keeping the current chain of 
click polka and folk tunes riding 
the boards in a big way, maestro 
Vaughn Horton and the Polka Debs 
team up here to give with another 
smash platter that seems destined 
to sweep the nation. Labeled 
“Toolie Oolie Doolie”, the gang 
give with loads of infectious charm 
and simplicity that is a cinch to 
clinch with phono fans. Rhythm 
offered here is as catchy as the 
mumps and should set right in 
those soda spots. Vocal spot by the 
Polka Debs fills the air with loads 
of merriment, with the title of the 
ditty rendered in novel echo cham- 
ber manner. Flip is the standard 
“Skaters Waltz” and is offered in 
effective fashion by the Continental 
Musette orchestra. Side to ride 
with is the top one — it will keep 
the coin rolling in like mad. 


"Dream Girl" (3:02) 

"I Have Only Myself To Blame" 
(2:56) 

PHIL BRITO 
(Musicraft 540) 


"How Could So Many People 
Be So Wrong" (2:58) 

"It's Gotta Come Out" (2:56) 
VAL-TINO 
(Lee 1002) 

© You’ve gotta hear this one to believe 
it! New voice on the wax horizon, with 
the monicker Val-Tino steps out to spill 
a pair that will literally make platter 
history. Using a choir background and 
a harmonica for rhythm, the piper steps 
out to pitch, with the tones that resound 
filling the air full of beautiful serenity. 
His voice is smooth as silk on the pair, 
labeled “How Could So Many People Be 
So Wrong” and “It's Gotta Come Out”. 
Tonsils reach a blended peak to which 
the cuddle crowd can really snuggle next 
to. The David Lambert choir match Val- 
Tino’s splendid vocal treatment to offer 
him a stepping stone. By all means, 
give this platter your avid attention. 


"Manana Rhumba" (2:47) 
"Sinbad The Samba" (2:41) 
DOLPH TRAYMON 
(Gem 1503) 

© Pair of click rhumba sides that will 
go like sixty are these offered in brilliant 
fashion by the very capable Dolph Tray- 
mon. Both sides show Dolph in first 
rate manner at the ivory’s, with effective 
Latin background seeping thru. Top deck 
spills in slow hip swivel mood, with the 
refrain of the ditty giving off a ton of 
feeling and nostalgia. Flip cuts the wax 
m moderate tempo for the first chorus, 
to fill out and blend to the samba for the 
balance. It s the sensational piano work 
that grabs the spotlight here, with the 
fervid and enchanting rhythm blossom- 
ing forth for a slew of coin play. 


"Dark Avenue" (2:49) 

"My Love Dirge" (2:43) 
SHIRLEY MOORE 
(Apollo 1091) 

© The haunting pipes on this lass knocks 
you down a bit, and immediately makes 
you come back to give this platter every 
second of your attention. Utilizing a 
zillion tricks and quivers, chirp Shirley 
Moore shows as a thrush that seems 
destined to drive to the forefront of the 
phono world in the near future. Pair of 
torchy sides done up real mellow and 
vivacious are the vehicle for Shirley’s 
sensational kick off. “Dark Avenue” and 
“My Love Dirge” both in the way-down- 
blue-mood should come in for some nice 
healthy coin play once this cookie gets 
around. You’ll go for the slow torrid 
and teasing tones of thrush Shirley 
Moore — hop on the bandwagon. 


© Pair of sides that might make at- 
tractive filler material for music ops are 
these rendered by balladeer Phil Brito. 
Titled, “Dream Girl” and “I Have Only 
Myself To Blame”, Phil sends the pair 
across the ether in slow tender mood 
that shows as effective. Adequate or- 
chestral backing by maestro Ted Dale 
give the pair a hypo thruout. Top deck 
grabs the spot, with Phil needling the 
strong wordage in top notch manner. 
Altho the pair won’t stop traffic, the 
piper’s heavy following should account 
for some worthy coin play. 


FIGURES SHOWN FOLLOWING 
SONG TITLES. INDICATE PLAYING 
TIME OF RECORD. 


"Venus Is The Moon Tonight" (2:58) 
"That's Worryin’ Me" (2:49) 
TOMMY EDWARDS TRIO 
(Top 1158) 

© Bright sparkling tones of the popular 
Tommy Edwards Trio show as potential 
coin winners on this pair. Titled “Venus 
Is The Moon Tonight” and “That’s Wor- 
ryin’ Me”, Tommy grabs the lead to 
render a pleasant vocal spot that radi- 
ates thruout the platter. Top deck is 
offered in toned down mood, with the 
emphasis on the sweet. Wordage is 
heavy and sugar coated all the way, and 
should set right with the romance crowd. 
Flip switches to some light melody, with 
the pleasant purring metro of “That’s 
Worryin’ Me” seeping thru. You’ll go 
for Tommy’s fashioned tonsils in a big 
way — the wax rates your listening time. 


®*ly Records Cotudtred Best Suited To The Require neats Of The Trade Are Reviewed On These Paqes. 


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February 21, 1948 






New York 


8 . 

9. 

10 . 


FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 
MANANA (Peggy Lee ) 

SHINE (Frankie Laine) 

NOW IS THE HOUR (Bing Crosby) 

BEG YOUR PARDON ( Francis Craig) 
GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

I’LL DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING 
(Buddy Clark) 

THOUGHTLESS (Cuy Lombardo) 

I’M MY OWN GRANDPAW (Guy Lombardo) 
BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe ) 


Saginaw, Mich. 

1. BALLERINA (Bing Crosby) 

2. FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

3. HOW SOON (Bin g Crosby) 

4. SERENADE OF THE BELLS (Sammy Kaye ) 

5 . I’LL DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING 

( Buddy Clark ) 

6. I’OO FAT POLKA (Andrews Sisters) 

7. NOW IS THE HOUR (Grade Fields) 

8. BEG YOUR PARDON (Frankie Carle) 

9. GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

10. BYE BYE BLACKBIRD (Russ Morgan) 


Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

1. FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

2. GOLDEN EARRINGS (Bing Crosby) 

3. BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 

4. HOW SOON (Jack Owens) 

5. BEG YOUR PARDON (Francis Craig) 

6. SHINE (Frankie Laine) 

7. MANANA (Peggy Lee) 

8. ALL DRESSED UP WITH A BROKEN HEART 

( Peggy Lee) 

9. PIANISSIMO (Perry Como) 

10. WHAT’LL I DO (King Cole Trio) 


Elkhart, Ind. 


1. FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

2. BEG YOUR PARDON (Francis Craig) 

3. BALLERINA (Bing Crosby) 

4. GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

5. I’M MY OWN GRANDPAW (Guy Lombardo) 

6. SERENADE OF THE BELLS (Jo Stafford) 

7. NOW IS THE HOUR (F.ddy Howard) 

Jt. SIERRA M MIKE (Buddy Clark) 

8. PIANISSIMO (Mindy Carson) 

10. TERESA (Vic Damone) 


Kansas City, Kansas 

1. IIOW SOON (Bing Crosby) 

2. SERENADE OF THE BELLS (Vaughn Monroe) 

3. BEG YOUR PARDON (Francis Craig) 

4. I’M MY OWN GRANDPAW (Jo Stafford) 

5. BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 

6. GOLDEN EARRINGS (Dinah Shore) 

7. TRUE (Billy Eckstine) 

8. MANANA ( Peggy Lee) 

9. NOW IS THE HOUR (Eddy Howard) 

10. TERESA (Dick Haymes) 


Lufkin, Texas 

1. BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 

2. GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

3. CIVILIZATION (Andrews Sisters) 

4. I’LL DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING 

(Buddy Clark) 

5. NEAR YOU (Francis Craig) 

6. LOADED PISTOLS, LOADED DICE 

(Phil Harris) 

7. MANANA (Peggy Lee) 

8. TERESA (Vic Damone) 

9. NEVER TRUST A MAN (Rosalie Allen) 

10. SIGNED SEALED & DELIVERED 

(Cowboy Copas) 


8 . 

9. 

10 . 


GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

MANANA (Peggy Lee) 

BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 

HOW' SOON ( Jack Owens) 

FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

BEG YOUR PARDON (Frankie Carle) 

I’LL DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING 
(Buddy Clark) 

SERENADE OF THE BELLS (Jo Stafford) 
SHINE (Frankie Laine) 

SIERRA MADRE (Dick Haymes) 


Orlando, Fla. 


1. BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 

2. SERENADE OF THE BELLS (Jo Stafford) 

3. FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

4. I’M MY OWN GRANDPAW (Guy Lombardo) 

5. CIVILIZATION (Jack Smith) 

6. HOW' SOON (Vaughn Monroe) 

7. BEG YOUR PARDON (Frankie Carle) 

8. TOO FAT POLKA (Arthur Godfrey) 

9. THE THOUSAND ISLANDS SONG 

(Johnny Mercer) 

10. I NEVER LOVED ANYONE (Jo Stafford) 


Woodburn, Ore. 

1. BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 

2. CIVILIZATION (Danny Kaye-Andrews Sisters) 

3. HOW SOON (Bing Crosby) 

4. FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

5. I’LL DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING 

(Buddy Clark) 

6. MICKEY (Ted Weems) 

7. GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

8. PASS THAT PEACE PIPE (Kay Kyser) 

9. NEVER TRUST A MAN (Rosalie Allen) 

10. BEG YOUR PARDON (Francis Craig) 


Manchester, N. H. 

1. MANANA (Peggy Lee) 

2. BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 

3. SERENADE OF THE BELLS (Sammy Kaye) 

4. CORABELLE (Eddy Howard) 

3. NOW IS THE HOUR (Eddy Howard) 

6. MY BLUE HEAVEN (Herb Jeffries) 

7. GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

8. ALL DRESSED UP WITH A BROKEN HEART 

(Peggy Lee) 

9. HOW' SOON (John Laurens) 

10. SHINE (Frankie Laine) 


8 . 

9. 

10 . 


Columbus, O. 

BEG YOUR PARDON (Francis Craig) 
HOW SOON (Vaughn Monroe) 
BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 

FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 
THE SONG IS ENDED (Nellie Lutcher) 
NEAR YOU (Francis Craig) 

GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 
MANANA (Peggy Lee) 

MY COUSIN LOUELLA (Frank Sinatra) 
THOUGHTLESS (Guy Lombardo) 


Nashville, Tenn. 


1. FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

2. MANANA (Peggy Lee) 

3. SHINE (Frankie Laine) 

4. BEG YOUR PARDON (Frankie Carle) 

5. TWO LOVES HAVE I (Perry Como) 

6. I'M MY OWN GRANDPAW (Guy Lombardo) 

7. SERENADE OF THE BELLS (Sammy Kaye) 

8. NOW IS THE HOUR (Bing Crosby) 

9. TRUE (Eddy Howard) 

10. PIANISSIMO (Perry Como) 


Milwaukee, Wise. 

1. MANANA (Peggy Lee) 

2. BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 

3. FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

4. GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

5. BUT BEAUTIFUL (Margaret Whiting) 

6. HOW' SOON (Jack Owens) 

7. YOU DO (Vic Damone) 

8. SHINE (Frankie Laine) 

9. BYE BYE BLACKBIRD (Russ Morgan) 

10. I’M MY OWN GRANDPAW (Jo Stafford) 


3. 

4. 

5. 

6 . 

7. 

8 . 
9. 

10 . 


Salisbury, N. C. 

FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

NOW IS THE HOUR (Bin g Crosby) 

BEG YOUR PARDON (Francis Craig) 

I’M MY OWN GRANDPAW (Guy Lombardo) 
TOO FAT POLKA (Arthur Godfrey) 
GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

ALL DRESSED UP WITH A BROKEN HEART 
(Peggy Lee) 

SERENADE OF THE BELLS (Sammy Kaye) 
BALLERINA ( Vaughn Monroe) 

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE 
(Dinah Shore) 


Washington, D. C. 

1. BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 

2. FOUR LEAF CLOVER ( Art Mooney) 

3. GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

4. SERENADE OF THE BELLS (Jo Stafford 

5. I’LL DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING 

(Buddy Clark) 

6. HOW SOON (John Laurens) 

7. TOO FAT POLKA (Arthur Godfrey) 

8. NOW' IS THE HOUR (Bin g Crosby) 

9. BEG YOUR PARDON (Francis Craig) 

10. MANANA (Peggy Lee) 


Phoenix, Ariz. 


1. BALLERINA ( Vaughn Monroe) 

2. TOO FAT POLKA (Arthur Godfrey) 

3. FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

4. SERENADE OF THE BELLS (Sammy Kaye) 

5. GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

6. ALL DRESSED UP W ITH A BROKEN HEART 

(Peggy Lee) 

7. I’M MY OWN GRANDPAW (Guy Lombardo) 

8. LOVE FOR LOVE (Andy Russell) 

9. BIG BRASS BAND FROM BRAZIL 

(Art Mooney) 

10. HOW SOON (Jack Owens) 


1. 

BALLERINA (Vaughn Monroe) 


1. 

BEG YOUR PARDON (Francis Craig) 

2. 

MANANA (Peggy Lee) 



2. 

BUT BEAUTIFUL (Margaret Whiting) 

3. 

FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art 

Moc 

ney) 

3. 

TERESA (Vic Damone) 

4. 

YOU DO (Vic Damone) 



4. 

FOUR LEAF CLOVER (Art Mooney) 

5. 

HOW SOON (Jack Owens) 



5. 

NEAR YOU (Francis Craig) 

6. 

GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy 

Lee) 


6. 

TRUE (Paul Gayten) 

8. 

SERENADE OF THE BELLS 

(Jo 

Stafford ) 

7. 

HONEY, HONEY', HONEY' ( lladda Brook 

9. 

DON’T YOU LOVE ME ANYMORE 

8. 

CORABELLE (Eddy Howard) 


( Jose Melis) 



9. 

GOLDEN EARRINGS (Peggy Lee) 

10. 

PIANISSIMO (Perry Como) 



10. 

MANANA (Peggy Lee) 


Atlanta, Ga. 





The Cash Box. Automatic Music Section 


Page 15 


February 21 , 1948 



Heaviest Play Compiled From 
Reports Submitted Weekly To 
The Cash Box By Leading Music 
Operators in New York City’s Harlem. 



I LOVE YOU 
YES I DO 

Bull Moose Jackson 
I King 41811 

Continues to ride the board as the 
best ditty around. Truly a great 
tunc. 



WHAT'S THE USE 

Roy Milton 
1 Specialty 5191 

Click Roy Milton crew repeat again. 
A real heavy item for the phonos. 



35-30 

Paul Williams Sextet 

I Savoy! 

In third place again with ops still 
buying like mad. 



GONE AGAIN 

Lionel Hampton O. 

IDecca 242481 

Oh what a killer this one is — 
Hampton hot ’n heavy on the jukes. 



HOT SAUCE BOSS 

Earl Bostic 
I King) 

Hot licks by Bostic draw the buf- 
falo. Repeats with play coming 
like mad. 



HASTINGS ST. 
BOUNCE 

Paul Williams Sextet 

I Savoy 659 1 

Still a featured item on phonos 
throughout Harlem. Ops report this 
thing might become standard in 
time. 



845 STOMP 

Earl Bostic 
I King 1541 

More help material by Bostic with 
"845 Stomp”. The nickels arc 
stomping too. 



IF I DIDN'T HAVE YOU 

Gladys Palmer 
I Miracle 123) 

Play picking up on this ditty. Ops 
report chirp Palmer on the way up. 



BARNYARD BOOGIE 

Louis Jordan 
IDecca 24300) 

Another click Jordan platter with 
the noise meaning phono play. 



TRUE 

Billy Eckstine 
I MGM 10123) 

Subtle tones of balladeer Eckstine 
and a rising ballad. 




Johnny Moore’s 


3 Blazers 
Charles Br 

IND Oscar M< 


FEATURING 


BOTH ON ONE GREAT RECORDING! 



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Page 16 


February 21, 1948 


Deluxe Records Add 
Oregon Distributor 

LINDEN, N. J. — Jules Braun, president 
of De Luxe Record Company, Inc., an- 
nounced the appointment of the Bargelt 
Supply Company, Portland, Oregon, as 
exclusive distributors for the DeLuxe 
line in the state of Oregon. 

The Bargelt Supply Company, whose 
record division is managed by Mrs. 
Bertha Gribble, has been negotiating 
with the DeLuxe firm for several months. 
Mr. Guy Ward, DeLuxe West Coast rep- 
resentative closed the deal for the plat- 
tery. 

DeLuxe Records formerly had been 
serviced in that territory by the Alex 
Alpers Sales Co., in San Francisco. The 
addition of Bargelt is in line with the 
policy of the diskery to decentralize dis- 
tribution throughout the entire country. 


Oberstein To Assist In 
Sales and Promotion 


NEW YORK — Eli Oberstein, artist and 
repertoire chief at RCA-Victor Records 
will turn his talents toward sales and 
promotion it was learned this past 
week. 

Mr. Oberstein, whose duties as rep 
head at the plattery have been mini- 
mized since the recording ban went into 
effect will assist sales chief, D. J. Finn. 

It was learned that he will at first 
concern himself with disk promotion, 
planning on promoting one recording at 
a time. Initial start for Obie is said to 
be Perry Como’s platter of “Pianis- 
simo”, currently gaining in popularity 
throughout the nation. 


Signature Sales Head 
Caught By Jack Spell 



CLEVELAND, 0. — Cleveland radio his- 
tory was made along with this photo 
of Signature Records sales chief Earl 
Winters (left) and Hal Morgan, radio 
station WGAR disc jockey. 

Occasion for the celebration was the 
first remote out of WGAR, a 5000 watt 
CBS link. Winter’s guested at Morgan’s 
table during his show “Morgan’s Musical 
Inn,” at Chin’s Golden Dragon, scene of 
many a Cleveland Hit Tune Party. 

Mr. Winters is currently touring the 
nation aligning distribution for the plat- 
tery. Signature recently announced their 
new sales and distribution policy, after 
abandoning the General Electric Com- 
pany set up. 


TAKING THE COUNTRY 
BY STORM!!! 

PALDA RECORDS 

Sensational Recording of 

“HEAHTBBEAKER” 

And The Tavern "NATURAL" 

KELLY and H-A-R-R-I-G-A-N 

Recorded by FERKO STRING BAND 

on PALDA No. 109 


Here's What "THE CASH BOX" says of These 2 Great Sides 

Current craze of string music should have this disk featured in every 
phono — but pronto. Well known and capable Ferko String Band let 
“Heartbreaker” loose here with the top notch refrain it offers echoing 
throughout m brilliant fashion. It’s offered in “Four Leaf Clover” style 
and flourishes with loads of banjo throughout. Flip is an oldie and should 
come in for some mighty heavy coin play in the tavern stops. Both sides 
spin for a barrel of coin — you’ll like ’em.” 

EASTERN DISTRIBUTORS 

GEORGIA MUSIC CORP., 478-10th AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. 


kk 


99 


PALDA RECORDS 

8406 LYONS AVENUE. PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

(PHONE: SAratoga 9-4137) 



35-30 

O Paul Williams Sextet 

(Savoy 6611 

In the second spot last week — 
this plug tune bounces to the top 
~to grab off the glory. 


© 


UNION MAN BLUES 

Andrew Tibbs 

(Aristocrat 11011 

Continues to rise. Catching coin 
by the ton. 


© 


WHAT’S THE USE 

Roy Milton 

(Specialty 519) 

Click Roy Milton crew continue 
their coin culling power. In the 
third spot here. 



IF I DIDN'T HAVE YOU 

Gladys Palmer 
(Miracle 123) 

Drops a few to a host of other 
click tunes. Play still active. 


e 


I LOVE YOU 

YES I DO 

Bull Moose Jackson 

(King 4181) 

Still catching coin, with ops boom- 
ing the tune throughout the South 
Side. 



BARNYARD BOOGIE 

Louis Jordan 

(Decca 24300) 

Power of Jordan has this ditty way 
up there in nothing short. 


845 STOMP 

|Earf Bostic 

((King) 



SOOTHE ME 

Johnny Moore 

(Exclusive 259) 

Latest Johnny Moore platter and a 
great one it is. Watch it climb! 



I CANT GIVE YOU 
ANYTHING BUT LOVE 

Rose Murphy 

(Majestic 1204) 

Murphy repeats with the buffalo 
ringing true. 



TRAIN TIME BLUES 

Amos Milburn 
(Aladdin 206) 

New one in this spot rapidly gain- 
ing weight in many a location. 


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February 21, 1948 


The Cash Box, Automatic Music Section 



The Top Ten Tunes Netting Heaviest 
Play Compiled From Reports Submitted 
Weekly to The Cash Box By Leading 
Music Operators In New Orleans, La. 



I LOVE YOU YES I DO 

Bull Moose Jackson 
( King 4181) 



STORMY MONDAY 
BLUES 

T-Bone Walker 
(Black & White 1221 



LET IT ROLL 

Lucky Millender 
(Decca 241821 



I CAN’T STOP IT 

Jimmy Liggins 
(Specialty 5201 



MY LOVE IS LIMITED 

Amos Milburn 

( Allodia 2011 



ROCKING BOOGIE 

Joe Lutcher 
(Specialty 3031 



MONEY'S GETTING 
CHEAPER 

Johnny Moore 

(Exclusive 2571 



I CAN'T GIVE YOU 
ANYTHING BUT LOVE 

Rose Murphy 

(Majestic 12041 



BELL BOY BOOGIE 

Todd Rhodes 
(Vitacoustlc 1001) 



DOWN HOME BLUES 

Joe Liggins 
(Exclusive 250) 





AND HIS ARIZONA WRANGLERS 


SAVE A LITTLE CORNER IN YOUR 
HEART FOR ME” 

MERCURY 6095— 73c 40 


renter than ever 

ROSE MARIE 

"CHIDABEE, CHIDABEE, 
CHIDABEE” 


"ROMO, THE ROMEO OF ROME” 

With Van Alexander Sextet 

MERCURY 5102— 75c 


Walter Wine Hell says: 

"Orchidv4o the RED CAPS for their Mercury 
Recording of 'Wedding Bells'." 

STEVE GIBSON 

RED CAPS 

"Wedding bells are breaking up 

THAT OLD GANG OF MINE” 
"I'VE LIVED A LIFETIME” 

MERCURY 8069— 75c 


MERCURY RECORDS 

CORPORATION 

839 S. WABASH • -CHICAGO S, ILL. 


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Page 18 


February 21, 1948 


Majestic Records Reorganize Under Chandler 
Act — To Continue Present Disk Policy 


CHICAGO — Majestic Records, Inc., a 
subsidiary of Majestic Radio and Tele- 
vision, Inc., this past week were granted 
a petition in Chicago Federal Court to 
file reorganization papers which claimed 
that the companies would meet all credi- 
tors claims 100%. 

Majestic filed notice under Chapter 11 
of the Chandler Act recently, providing 
for a moratorium on debts the plattery 
holds. 

All indications pointed to Majestic’s 
continuation in the disk business in the 
manner which they had proceeded for 
the past several months. It was reported 
that plans were under way to reduce 
operational costs by appointing new or 
individual distributors, but this was not 
confirmed. At present the plattery oper- 
ates a number of exclusive distribution 
agencies throughout the country. 

No accredited list of creditors are 
available it was learned, but Majestic 
had interested a banking firm in putting 
new monies into the company in the 
event that arrangements with creditors 
could be worked out. 

All rumors to the effect that the 
labels chief recording artist, Eddy How- 
ard, would sever his contract relations 
with Majestic were laid aside this past 
week. Majestic it is understood has a 
firm agreement with Howard, one of the 
nation’s top recording artists. 


The plattery it was learned will con- 
tine to supply all distributors and deal- 
ers with recordings and releases at reg- 
ular release dates. 





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with 

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backed by 

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BUBBLES IN MY BEER 

Bob Wills 

IMGM 10116) 



I'M MY OWN 
GRANDPA 

Lonzo & Oscar 

I Victor 20-2563) 


© ROSES HAVE THORNS 

Jerry Irby 

IMGM 10117) 



NEVER TRUST A MAN 

Rosalie Allen 

I Victor 20-2608) 


MORE PERMO NEEDLES SOLD THAN ALL LONGLIFE NEEDLES COMBINED 


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By DICK KUHN & HIS ORCH. 


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DISTRIBUTORS 

A Few Territories Still Available 


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Juke Box "NATURALS" 
LARRY VINCENT'S 

"AM I WASTING MY 
TIME ON YOU" 

PEARL No. 13 

"THOSE WEDDING BELLS ARE 
BREAKING UP THAT OLD GANG 
OF MINE" 

PEARL No. 20 

Thanks: MAJOR DISTRIB. for the 
bang-up job in The East. 

PEARL RECORD CO. 

Route 1, Box 105, Covington, Ky. 


ADDITIONAL TUNES LISTED BELOW 
IN ORDER OF POPULARITY 


THE KIND OF LOVE 
I CAN'T FORGET 

Bob Wills 

I Columbia 37926) 


I'LL HOLD YOU 
IN MY HEART 
Eddy Arnold 

I Victor 20-2332) 


TUCK ME TO SLEEP 

Denver Darling 

IMGM 70729) 


BLIND ALLEY 

Johnny Bond 

I Columbia 38063) 


MY SWEET LOVE 
AIN'T AROUND 

Hank Williams 

IMGM 1 0124) 


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The Cash Box, Automatic Music Section Page 19 



"Sows, Cows, Plows" 
"Honky Tonk Baby" 

SAM NICHOLS 
(MGM 10134) 

• It’s the clever lyrics and vocal 
chores on this cookie that rate it 
this featured spot this week. Sam 
Nichols steps out in first rate 
fashion to offer “Sows, Cows, 
Plows”, a ditty that seems sure 
fire phono material. Excellent 
string backing throws loads of 
light on the refreshing set of ly- 
rics, with Sam’s tonsils in there 
pitching all the way. On the flip 
for the metro of “Honky Tonk 
Baby”, Sam equals the splendor of 
the top deck to come thru with an- 
other attractive wax bit. Flavor 
here is on the string work, with 
the warbling by Sam grabbing the 
glory. Top side for the coin — in a 
big way at that. 


"Tell A Woman" 

"I Can't Get My Foot Off The Rail" 
JOHNNY TYLER 
(Victor 20-2565) 

• Pair of playful sides for cactus ops 
are these offered here in pleasant styl- 
ing by the capable Johnny Tyler. Titled 
“Tell A Woman” and “I Can’t Get My 
Foot Off The Rail”, Johnny spills the 
pair with loads of flavor around. Top 
deck is offered in gossip fashion, while 
the flip excels as a bar number loaded 
with bounce throughout. String backing 
here rates heavily — lend an ear to this 
duo — but pronto. 

"Penny Ante" 

"Please Mr. Bartender" 

SLIM BRYANT 
(Majestic 6024) 

• Vocal styling of Slim Byrant and the 
setting of this hunk of wax offer the 
nostalgia and inducement here. Slim goes 
all out on the top side “Penny Ante”, 
with the polka treatment rendered in 
fine manner. Flip is strictly a number 
for the tavern stops, with the title giv- 
ing off the bill of fare on the side. Vocal 
styling is tuned to a “Smoke” ditty, with 
the metro offering the balance in top 
measure. 

"A Rocky Mountain Lullaby" 
"Bottle Talk" 

RED RIVER DAVE 
(Continental 8033) 

• Pair of bright sides spin out here 
by the popular Red River Dave, with 
the setting of “A Rocky Mountain Lul- 
laby” and “Bottle Talk” seeping thru. 
Top deck shows Dave in throaty vocal 
styling with the wax spilling m slow 
fashion. Flip is more bar material with 
Dave once again shining. Both sides ap- 
pear attractive — lend an ear. 


“Guest in the Nest 


H 





NEW YORK — Mindy Carson, guest in 
the nest of popular disc jockey Fred Rob- 
bins, WOV got together one day recently 
to discuss among other things, Freddy’s 
new license plates, issued to him by the 
New York Motor Vehicle Bureau as 
“FR-1280”. 

Mindy, click fern vocalist on Musi- 
craft platters is currently riding high 
with her rendition of “Pianissimo.” For- 
me~ly with the Paul Whiteman orchestra. 
Mindy is prepping a series of personal 
engagements throughout the nation. 

Howard Disks Continue 
To Boom Thru Nation 

NEW YORK — Maestro Eddy Howard, 
whose current stand at the Century 
Room, Hotel Commodore, New York is 
being hailed as the locations best per- 
sonal appearance date ever, continues to 
ride high on records throughout the 
nation. 

His “Now Is The Hour”, “Corabelle”, 
“True” and “The Thousand Islands 
Song”, are featured tunes with juke box 
operators everywhere. 

The sensational grosses and popularity 
of maestro at the Commodore has 
prompted the management to offer him 
a renewal date this year. 



GLORIA 

FRIEDMAN 

Welcomes 

THE 

EASTERN 

OPERATORS 

(New York-New Jersey-Conn.) 

TO THE NEW QUARTERS OF 



RECORDS 

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Current Hit! 

HONEY! 

HONEY! 

HONEY! 

By HADDA BROOKS 

Modern 157 

MODERN RECORDS DIST., Inc. 

Gloria Friedman Bob Duberstein 
412 W. 42nd St.. New York, N. Y. 


THE DICKEY-BIRD SONG 


From M-G-M's "Three Daring Daughters" 

BLUE BARRON M-G-M 

LARRY CLINTON Decca 

FREDDY MARTIN .. . “ Victor 

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The Cash Box , Automatic Music Section 


Page 20 


February 21 , 1948 


Detroit Ops Hail 
“Miss Juke Box of ’48” 


Sears - Roebuck Co. 
Enter Disk Biz. — To 
Release Damone Wax 


NEW YORK — Sears-Roebuck Co., Inc., 
nationwide mail order house and depart- 
ment store firm disclosed their entry into 
the disk biz this past week, with the 
announcement that they would release 
twelve Vic Damone recordings early this 
spring. 

The platters, which are all standards, 
were cut before Damone was pacted by 
Mercury Records. Damone, currently one 
of the nation’s hottest items on wax is 
a cinch to boost his popularity via the 
Sears platters. 

Of interest to music operators is the ' 
fact that the records are to be released 
in vinylite form, and will wholesale at 
75c plus tax. Beginning May 3, Sears- 
Roebuck stores throughout the nation 
will observe Vic Damone week, with the 
young balladeer scheduled to make per- 
sonal appearances throughout the east- 
ern stores. 



DETROIT, MICH. — Detroit Phono Ops 
Association recently selected Miss Gail 
Meredith as “Miss Juke Box of ’48”, 
with the above picture resulting. We 
hear maestro Ted Weems is currently 
raying about Gail and is aiming her 
toward a featured series of public ap- 
pearances. 


ABOUT 
YOU 

Backed by 

DEEP IN A DREAM 
by RONNIE 
DEAUVILLE 

C ASH BOX "SLEEPER OF THE WEEK" 
BILLBOARD "RECORD POSSIBILITIES" 
"TIPS ON COMING TOPS" 

SMASH RECORD HITS OF '48 

Another Cl |DED HICCC 3623 - ,2th ST - N.W. 
Scoop For JvrER WASHINGTON. D.C. 


HAILED BY 
ALL 3 




Roy Milton's 

Latest 

"KEEP A DOLLAR IN 
YOUR POCKET" 

backed by 

"MY BLUE HEAVEN" 

SP522 


Talk Of The Country! 

“SABRE DANCE” 

and 

"TURNPIKE POLKA” 

by the 

DON HENRY HARMONICA TRIO 
REGENT RECORD No. Ill 

\ Going Strong! 

S "MY GUITAR IS MY 
{ SWEETHEART" 

\ by JOHNNY LANE 

< REGENT No. 107 


REGENT RECORDS 

1184 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth, N. J. 


CHERIO MUSIC says . . . 

Up Your Take With 

"ROSALINDA" 

Recorded By 

DICK THOMAS Decca 46114 

RED BENSON Rainbow 10033 

AL STUART ..Embassy 1005-P 

RYTVOC recommends . . . 

TM A LONELY LITTLE PETUNIA" 

Recorded By 

DICK 'Two-Ton* BAKER Mercury 5083 
Mercury 5083 

LAWRENCE WELK Decca 24197 

TOMMY TUCKER — Columbia 

HARMON AIRES Embassy 1001 

THE HAPPY GANG 

Vic (Can.) 56-0022 
Coming Up 

"GIN RUMMY POLKA" 

Recorded by AL STUART Emb. 1004 
1585 BROADWAY. NEW YORK. N. Y. 



The Top Ten Tunes Netting Heaviest 
Play Compiled From Reports Submitted 
Weekly to The Cash Box By Leading 
Music Operators In Los Angeles, Cal. 



WRITE ME A LETTER 

The Ravens 

I National 90381 



I LOVE YOU YES I DO 

Bull Moose Jackson 

I King 41811 



KEEP A DOLLAR IN 
YOUR POCKET 

Roy Milton 


I Specialty 52 21 



TOMORROW NIGHT 

Lonnie Johnson 

I King 4201) 



BARNYARD BOOGIE 

Louis Jordan 

(Decca 24300) 



LONG SKIRT BABY 
BLUES 

T-Bone Walker 

I Black 6 White 122) 



HONEY, HONEY. 
HONEY 

Viviane Greene 

ITrilon 190) 



TRAIN TIME BLUES 

Amo s Milburn 

I Aladdin 206) 



FOOL THAT I AM 

Billy Eckstine 

(MGM 10097) 



GOOD ROCKING 
TONIGHT 

Roy Brown 


I Deluxe 1093) 


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Page 21 


February 21, 1948 


Rollin’ ’Round 
Randolph 


Several new openings skedded for the 
various nite spots around town with Joe 
Suti due at the Walnut Room of the 
Bismarck Hotel replacing Tony DiPardo. 
Gay Clandge moves into the Club Mar- 
tinique; Ray Robbins opening at the 
0 Henry Ballroom; Tommy Carlynn and 
his ork take over at the Trianon while 
Del Courtney will furnish the music for 
the Aragon Ballroom . . . We hear 
that .Lucille Ballantine has been ap- 
pointed to produce the shows and bands 
for the Bismarck’s Walnut Room and 
Tavern Room . . . George Olsen, now 
appearing at the Edgewater, looking 
very pleased over the tremendous suc- 
cess of his new Majestic release, 
“Thoughtless” and “The Dickey Bird 
Song”. . . . Dick Bradley, prexy of 
Tower Records, tells us to watch for 
their releases by Skip Farrell. A lot of 
excellent disks that are sure to hit the 
big time, says Dick ... By the way, 
be sure and give a listen’ to the new 
Arthur Godfrey number, “The Thousand 
Islands Song”, it looks like Mr. Godfrey 
has latched on to another big hit . . . 

Had a nice chat with Jack Buckley 
and Lloyd Garrett of Vitacoustic Re- 
cords, both of whom have some very 
fine ideas concerning the promotion of 
the record biz and the juke box industry 
and are very interesting boys to talk to. 
With Valentine’s Day just a short way 
off both boys were talking of their new 
release, “The Valentine Song” which is a 
very beautiful number and ties in with 
the coming holiday . . . Skitch Hender- 
son and his ork now holding forth at the 
Boulevard Room of the Stevens gives the 
patrons a listen’ to his arrangement of 
that oldie, “When You’re Smiling”, which 
he recently cut for Capitol Records . . . 
Talked with Art Talmadge of Mercury 
Records who is very enthu’sed over the 
formation of the Mercury Caravan, a 
group of Mercury recording artists, who 
» will start on a twelve day concert tour 
through East and Mid-Western states 
beginning April 1st. The group will be 
headed by Frankie Laine, Harry Cool’s 
orchestra and Jan August and his trio, 
and according to Art, should prove to be 
a terrific promotional success for Mer- 
cury Records . . . The State & Lake 
Theatre, now producing stage shows, 
have pacted four of Chicago’s leading 
disk jockeys to headline their stage bill 
the Aveek of March 12th. The top platter 
spinners include, Linn Burton, Dave Gar- 
roway, Eddie Hubbard and Ernie Simon, 
all to be co-featured as emcees. With 
them will appear a leading record artist 
who will be chosen by A1 Borde from 
a list of top talent the jocks have been 
plugging on their respective programs . . 

Peggy Lee, the sensational thrush who 
zoomed into the spot light with her wax- 
ing of “Golden Earrings”, has gone and 
done it again with a new number titled 
“Manana”. This ditty came from no- 
where to sky rocket to the top, and, 
thanks to Miss Lee, is now being ac- 
claimed as the number one disk by many 
of the leading ops. We hear that Capitol 
Music has taken over the song and is 
being swamped with requests for copies 
from many of the recording stars . . . 
Sears-Roebuck Company due to release 
12 sides by Vic Damone which he re- 
corded for the Sears’ Silvertone label 
prior to his signing with Mercury Re- 
cords . . . Savannah Churchill, now at 
the Beige Room of the Pershing Hotel, 
brings the house down after introducing 
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DISC-HITS 
BOX SCORE 

COMPILED BY 

JACK "One Spot" TUNNIS 

IN ORDER OF POPULARITY 

BASED ON 

WEEKLY NATIONAL SURVEY 


BOX SCORE TABULATION COMPILED ON THE AVERAGE 
INDIVIDUAL PURCHASE ON THE BASIS OF 1000 REC- 
ORDS - LISTED IN ORDER OF POPULARITY, INCLUDING 
NAME OF SON<&, RECORD NUMBER, ARTISTS, AND RE- 
CORDING ON THE REVERSE SIDE. 


AL — Aladdin 
AP— Apollo 
AR — Aristocrat 
BQ — Bullet 
CA— Capitol 
CN— Continental 
CO— Columbia 
CS— Coast 
DE— Becca 
DEL — DeLuxe 
EX— Exclusive 
JB— Juke Box 


CODE 

Kl— King 
LI— Listen 
LO— London 
HA — Majestic 
ME— Mercury 
MG-M-S-M 
Ml— Miracle 
MN— Manor 
MO— Modern 
MU— Muslcraft 
HA— National 


RA— Rainbow 
RE— Regent 
SA— Savoy 
SI— Signature 
SP— Specialty 
SN— Standard Phono 
ST— Sterling 
TR— Trllon 
UN— Universal 
VI— Victor 
VT — Vltacoustlc 


Feb. 14 Feb. 7 Jan. 31 

1 — Ballerina 129.2 144.8 147.4 

CO-38381— BUDDY CLARK 

DE-24265 — ENRIC MADREGUERA ORCH. 

DE-24278— BING CROSBY 
ME-5075— JERRY SHELTON TRIO 
MG- 10035— JIMMY DORSEY ORCH. 

MU-15116— MEL TORME 

What Are You Doing New Years Eve? 

VI-20-2433— VAUGHN MONROE ORCH. 

The Stars Will Remember 

2 — I'm Looking Over 

a Four Leaf Clover 81.7 62.8 27.4 

CA-491 — ALVINO REY ORCH. 

Spanish Cavalier 
CO-38100— TINY HILL ORCH. 

Show Me The Way To Go Home 
DE-24319— RUSS MORGAN ORCH. 

Bye Bye Blackbird 
ME-5 100— UPTOWN STRING BAND 
ME-5105— FRANKIE LAINE 
MG-10119— ART MOONEY ORCH. 

The Big Brass Band From Brazil 
MU-543— THE POLKA DOTS 
RA- 10043— JIMMY SAUNDERS 
Heart Breaker 

SI-151 17 — RAY BLOCH ORCH. 

But Beautiful 

TR-220— ALEXANDER ORCH. 

VI-20-2668— THE THREE SUNS 
Eccentric 

3 — Golden Earrings 81.2 84.4 94.8 

CA- 15009— PEGGY LEE 

I'll Dance at Your Wedding 
CO-37932— DINAH SHORE 

The Gentleman Is a Dope 
DE-24278— BING CROSBY 
Ballerina 

DE-24277— VICTOR YOUNG ORCH. 

All Through the Night 


Feb. 14 Feb. 7 Jan. 31 
DE-24270 — GUY LOMBARDO ORCH. 

You Are Never Away 
ME-3072— ANITA ELLIS 
Love for Love 

MG-1 0085— JACK FINA ORCH. 

VI-20-2585 — CHARLIE SPIVAK ORCH. 

Tenderly 

4 — Serenade of the Bells 78.8 105.5 105.7 

CA-75007 — JO STAFFORD 

The Gentlemen Is A Dope 
CO-37956— KAY KYSER ORCH. 

Pass That Peace Pipe 
DE-24258— GUY LOMBARDO ORCH. 

Sipping Cider By The Zuyder Zee 
ME-5090 — VIC DAMONE 

I'll Dance at Your Wedding 
MG-10091— BOB HUSTON 

A Tune For Humming 
VI-20-2372— SAMMY KAYE ORCH. 

That's What Every Young Girl Should Know 

5— How Soon 74.3 85.1 93.5 

CO-37952— DINAH SHORE 
Fool That T Am 

DE-24101— CARMEN CAVALLERO — BING CROSBY 
You Do 

MA-1 179— DICK FARNEY 
ME-5069— JOHN LAURENZ 

You Call It Madness 
TO-1 258— JACK OWENS 

Begin The Bekuine 
TR-195— GUY CHERNEY 
Peggy O'Neil 

VI-20-2523— VAUGHN MONROE ORCH. 

' True 

6 — Too Fat Polka 64.9 84.2 88.3 

CA-480— THE STARLIGHTERS 
Your Red Wagon 
CO-37921— ARTHUR GODFREY 
For Me and My Gal 
DE-24268— ANDREWS SISTERS 
Your Red Wagon 
MA-6022— SLIM BRYANT 
ME-5079— TWO TON BAKER ORCH. 

With a Hey and a Hi 
MG-10106— BLUE BARRON ORCH. 

Mickey 

VI-20-2609 — LOUIS PRIMA ORCH. 

If I Only Had a Match 

7— I'll Dance 

at Your Wedding 53.9 59.3 74.4 

CA- 15009— PEGGY LEE 

Golden Earrings 
CO-37967— RAY NOBLE ORCH. 

Those Things Money Can't Buy 
DE-24266 — JANIE LEITT 

Please Don't Play Number Six Tonight 
ME-5090— VIC DAMONE 

Serenade of the Bells 
MG-1 0095— HELEN FORREST 
VI-20-2512— TONY MARTIN 

Carolina in the Morning 

8 — Now Is the Hour 48.5 35.7 25.7 

CA- 15024— MARGARET WHITING 
But Beautiful 

CO-38061— HORACE HEIDT O. 

I’ll Never Say I Love You 
DE-24279— BING CROSBY 

Silver Threads Among The Gold 
ME-5103 — LES PAUL TRIO 

My Extraordinary Gal 
MG-1 01 25— KATE SMITH 

I'll Never Say I Love You 
MU-532— SHEP FIELDS O. 

Lone Star Moon 
MA-1 191— EDDY HOWARD O. 

True 

SI-15178— RAY BLOCH O. 

Nina- Nana 

9 — Beg Your Pardon 45.6 27.1 16.9 

BU-1700— FRANCIS CRAIG O. 

CA-490— DINNING SISTERS 
Melancholy 

CO-38036— FRANKIE CARLE O. 

The Dream Peddler 
MG-10140— ART MOONEY ORCH. 

VI-20-2647— LARRY GREEN O. 

Can It Ever Be The Same 

10 — Manana 44.6 9.2 4.7 

CA-15022— PEGGY LEE 

All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart 
DE-24333— THE MILLS BROS. 

I Wish I Knew The Name 

11 — Civilization 44.4 35.4 63.1 

AP-1059— THE MURPHY SISTERS 

You're Breaking In A New Heart 
CA-465— JACK SMITH 

Don't You Love Me Anymore? 

CO-37885— WOODY HERMAN 

Boulevard of Memories 

DE-23940 — DANNY KAYE — ANDREWS SISTERS 
MA-7274— RAY McKINLEY ORCH. 

Those Things Money Can't Buy 
ME-5067— DICK TWO TON BAKER ORCH. 

MG-1 0083 — SY OLIVER ORCH. 

DE-24278— BING CROSBY 



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Feb. 14 

M0? 12 — Pass that Peace Pipe 28.7 

CA-15010— MARGARET WHITING 

Let's Be Sweethearts Again 
CO-37956— KAY KYSER O. 

Serenade of the Bells 

, MA-1 176— MARTHA TILTON 

A Fellow Needs A Girl 
ME-5080— HARRY COOL O. 

**" / Wouldn't Be Surprised 

VI-20-2483— BERYL DAVIS 

13— You Do 22.8 

CA-438— MARGARET WHITING 

My Future Just Patted 

v CO-37587— DINAH SHORE 

Kokomo, Indiana 
DE-241 Cl— CARMEN CAVALLARO 
How Soon 

MA-1 2011— GEORGIA GIBBS 

Feudin' and Flghtin' 
ME-5056— VIC DAMONE 
Angela Mia 

MG- 10050— HELEN FORREST 
r Baby, Come Home 

SI-151 14— LARRY DOUGLAS 

Sleep, My Baby Sleep 
VI-20-2361— VAUGHN MONROE O. 
Kokomo, Indiana 

14 — Sierra Madre 20.3 

CO-38026 — RAY NOBLE ORCH. 

Two Loves Have / 
DE-24280— DICK HAYMES 
Little White Lies 
ME-5086 — JOHN LAURENZ 
I Understand 

VI-20-2590— FREDDY MARTIN ORCH. 
Don't Call It Love 


Feb. 7 Jan. 31 

34.9 34.4 


23.9 26.1 


9.3 8.7 


15 — Near You 20.1 21.6 37.8 

BU-1001— FRANCIS CRAIG 
Red Rote 

CA-452 — ALVINO REY ORCH. 

Oh Peter 

CO-37838— ELLIOT LAWRENCE ORCH. 

How lucky You Are 
DE-24171— THE ANDREWS SISTERS 
How Lucky Yeu Are 
AAA-7263— VICTOR LOMBARDO ORCH. 

Zw-Bf 

ME-5066— TWO TON BAKER 

I'm a Lonely Little Petunia 
RA-1001— THE AUDITONES 
SA-657— FOUR BARS 8. A MELODY 
ST-3001— DOLORES BROWN 
VI-20-2421— LARRY GREEN ORCH. 

Pte-A-NIc-la 

16 — I'm My Own Grandpa 16.8 14.1 11.3 

CA-15033 — JO STAFFORD 
CO-38036 — TONY PASTOR ORCH. 

DE-24268— GUY LOMBARDO ORCH. 

KI-694— GRANDPA JONES 
ME-6087— TINY HILL 
MG-10136— THE KORN KOBBLERS 
MU-536 — ESMERELDY 
VI-20-2563— LONZO & OSCAR 

17 — Two Loves Have I 14.4 12.9 10.5 

CO-38026 — RAY NOBLE— BUDDY CLARK 
Sierra Madre 

DE-24263— GUY LOMBARDO ORCH. 

They're Mine, They're Mine, They’re Mine 
ME-5064— FRANKIE LAINE 

Put Yourself In My Place Baby 
MG- 10097— BILLY ECKSTINE 
Fool That I Am 
TR-202 — VIVIANE GREENE 
Lil's Lament 

RA-10036— CLAUDE HOPKINS 

Put Yourself in My Place Baby 
VI-20-2545— PERRY COMO 

I Never Loved Anyone 

18 — Your Red Wagon 11.9 9.1 6.5 

CA-480— THE STARLIGHTERS 
Too Fat Polka 

CO-37973— TONY PASTOR ORCH. 

Gonna Get A Girl 
DE-24268— ANDREWS SISTERS 
Too Fat Polka 

MA-7275 — RAY McKINLEY. ORCH. 

A Man’s Best Friend Is A Bed 
MG-101 14— JACKIE PARIS TRIO 
Skylark 

VI-20-2677— COUNT BASIE ORCH. 

Robbins Nest 

19— But Beautiful 9.9 5.5 — 

CA- 15024— MARGARET WHITING 
Now Is The Hour 
CO-38053— FRANK SINATRA 

If I Only Had A Match 
DE-24283— BING CROSBY 
The One I Love 


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February 21 , 1948 


Feb. 14 Feb. 7® 4an. 31 

4 :, 


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DE-24294— BING CROSBY 
Experience 

ME-5096— FRANKIE LAINE ;‘y - 

I’ve Only Myself To Blame 2 -- 

MG-10126— ART LUND 

Love Is So Terrific 
SI-15117— RAY BLOCH 

Four Leaf Clover 
VI-20-2616— TEX BENEKE ORCH. 

You Don't Have To Know The Language 


20— So Far 9.4 7.5 12.2 

CA-461— MARGARET WHITING 
Lazy Countryside 
CO-37883— FRANK SINATRA 

A Fellow Needs A Girl 
DE-24194— GUY LOMBARDO ORCH. 

A Fellow Needs A Girl 
ME-5076— JERRY SHELTON TRIO 
Sentimental Rhapsody 
MG-10085— JACK FINA ORCH. 

SI-15160— ALAN DALE 
Oh Marie 

VI-20-2402— PERRY COMO 

A Fellow Needs A Girl 


ADDITIONAL TUNES LISTED BELOW IN ORDER OF POPULARITY 


21 — In a Little Book Shop 

8.9 

20,4 

19.2 

22 — Pianissimo 

7.9 

25.5 

4.3 

23 — Corabelle 

7.8 

11.8 

7.8 

24 — And Mimi 

7.7 

8.2 

13.1 

25 — Whiffenpoof Song 

7.5 

14.5 

26.9 

26 — Shine 

7.4 

— 

— ■ 

27 — The Best Things in Life 
Are Free 

6.9 

— 

— 

28 — Slap Her Down 
Agin Paw 

6.8 

— 

— 

29 — Gonna Get a Girl 

6.7 

2.1 

3.1 

30 — At the Candlelight Cafe 

5.9 

4.7 

1.7 

31 — 1 Still Get Jealous 

3.5 

5.0 

2.9 

32— Papa Won't You 
Dance with Me? 

2.9 

9.0 

5.7 

33 — My Old Flame 

2.8 

5.1 

1.8 

34 — Loaded Pistols, 
Loaded Dice 

2.7 

1.2 

— 

35 — Ooh! Look-A-There 
Ain't She Pretty? 

2.6 

1.4 

5.6 

36— What'll 1 Do? 

2.5 

— 

— 

37 — A Fellow Needs a Girl 

1.9 

3.9 

3.0 

38 — Thousand Islands Song 

1.8 

— 

— 

39 — Passing Fancy 

1.5 

— 

— 

40 — Teresa 

1.4 

— 

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Walter Tratsch, President of A.B.T. Manufacturing Corp., Chicago, III. one 
of the real "old timers" in the coin machine industry who, many, many 
years ago, foresaw the greatness, logicality and efficiency of automatic 
merchandising. For years he has been one of the greatest boosters for 
the automatic merchandising machine field and his own developments in 
this industry have helped to pave the path to the great era of automatic 
selling now beginning to attract international attention to American 
merchandiser manufacturers. 


WALTER TRATSCH 






The Cash Box 


Page 25 


February 21, 1948 


AptomaticMerchmidising Section 


March Will Bring Deliveries Of 
Many Automatic Merchandise 
And Service Machines 


Many Improved Standard 
Type Vendors, As Well As 
New Type Now Being 
Placed Into Production 

NEW YORK — A survey of the automatic 
merchandise machine manufacturers in- 
dicate that a flow of new equipment will 
be coming, to the operators beginning in 
March. M&hufacturers used the two big 
national conventions, NAMA at the 
Palmer House, Chicago, in December, 
and CMI at the Sherman in January, 
as a testing ground for their products. 
Those products that caught the eye of 
the operator, and which they indicated 
they would purchase, were put on the 
planning board for materials and tools 
and dies. Production lines will begin 
humming, with deliveries scheduled for 
March. 

The number and variety of merchan- 
dising machine equipment that will be 
ready to be released to the operator in 
March runs from lc peanut and gum 
machines to the latest in drink and food 
vendors. Many of the electric cigarette 
machines and service type machines are 
also scheduled for March and April 
deliveries. 

The manufacturers have been working 
continually so as to have the equipment 
ready to take advantage of the coming 
warmer weather, as many machines can 
be placed on outdoor locations. The oper- 
ators indicate that will be ready to do 
some very substantial buying for re- 
placements and additions to their present 
locations starting with this spring. The 
manufacturers realize that the spring 
will bring many orders for their equip- 
ment, but as is well known, must over- 
come some problems over which they 
have no control. Their tools and dies 
must be delivered to them in time, and 
the deliveries of steel and parts hasn’t 
been as fast as they would like. How- 
ever, they report that this problem has 
been studied at length, and it appears 
as if their plans for spring production 
will be fulfilled. 

Altho operators report that collections 
on practically every type of vendor has 
dropped these past few months, they 
attribute it solely to the unusually ad- 
verse weather that has prevailed thru- 
out the entire country. They are op- 
timistic that once the cold and snow' 
disappears, business will improve greatly, 
and they are getting ready to improve 
their present routes with not only new 
equipment used on their routes, but in 
addition supplement it with a variety 
of other types of vendors and service 
machines. 

The survey found both the manu- 
facturers and operators of merchandise 
machine equipment in a highly optimistic 
frame of mind. Manufacturers report 
that they have very substantial orders 
on hand for delivery as their equipment 
comes off the production line, and that 
with additonal orders that are bound to 
be received, will keep them in full action 
for quite a period of time. 

Meanwhile, those factories who are 
shipping equipment at this time, report 
that they are running full blast, and 
they also expect the spring to bring a 
great many additional orders. 


Virginia Mdse. Mach. 
Ops Target Of 
State Legislation 

RICHMOND, VA. — Legislation pending 
in the State Senate of this state may 
force operators of automatic merchan- 
dise equipment to go out of business. 
The measure before the body would 
classify the operator as a retail mer- 
chant and impose a license of $20 a year 
for every machine, regardless of the coin 
chute. 

If this legislation passes, it would 
permit each city, town and county in 
the state to ask the same fee, equivalent 
to that being paid by retail merchants. 

The new regulation reads in part: 

“Every person, firm and corporation 
engaged in the business of selling goods, 
wares and merchandise thru the use of 
coin-operated vending machines shall be 
classified as a retail merchant and shall 
pay an annual State license tax for the 
privilege of doing business in this State 
of $20; provided, however, that if any 
such person, firm or corporation has 
more than one definite place in this State 
at which goods, wares or merchandise are 
stores, kept or assembled for supplying 
such vending machines, the annual State 
license tax hereby imposed shall be $20 
additional for each such definite place in 
excess of one.” 

An additional problem facing operators 
of cigarette machines is the proposed 
general three per cent sales tax on to- 
bacco products, plus a three cent tax on 
each pack of cigarettes. 

Production On New Nut 
Vendor Set For March 

MORRIS, ILL. — The Dual Nut vendor, 
newest machine being manufactured by 
the Northwestern Corporation, this city, 
will go on the production line sometime 
in March, it was announced here last 
week. 

The Dual Nut vendor features two 
compartments, each containing a dif- 
ferent type of nut, averaging four 
pounds in weight. One turn of the handle 
will release a penny portion, and five 
turns releases a nickel portion. However, 
the purchaser can obtain both types of 
nut by turning the handle of each section 
to equal the coin placed into the machine. 

Officials of Northwestern report that 
all servicing problems have been taken 
into consideration, and parts are easily 
removable and interchangeable. 


Abelson Wins Top Award 


MORRIS, ILL. — Meyer Abelson, Amer- 
ican Distributors, Pittsburgh, Pa., was 
named as the leading Northwestern dis- 
tributor for 1947, according to an an- 
nouncement by R. W. Greiner, sales 
manager of Northwestern Corporation. 
This honor was accorded Abelson be- 
cause of his outstanding sales record. 

It was announced that American Dis- 
tributors have been given the additional 
territory of Eastern Ohio for North- 
western. 


Ace Shoe Shine 
Set To Manufacture 
In T hree P lants 

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Ace Shoe 
Shine Company, this city, announced this 
week that they had made arrangements 
with the Electrical Products Company, 
Hollywood, Calif, to take over part of 
the manufacture of their machine. With 
the Hollywood firm producing the shoe 
shine machine, Ace now has three manu- 
facturing points — Hollywood, Saginaw, 
Mich, and Sacramento. 

Ace Shoe Shine introduced their 
machine to the trade for the first time 
at the recent CMI convention in Chicago, 
and were so encouraged with orders 
placed that they are going ahead with a 
program of full production. George 
Rudorf, Gene Thielen, and Bob Fletcher, 
officials of the firm, showed the machine 
to a group of operators this past week 
at the Knickerbocker Hotel, Hollywood, 
where they received additional orders. 

Fletcher, sales manager of the firm 
announced that he has been concentrat- 
ing on setting up a line of distributors 
to cover the entire country. Many out- 
standing firms have already been set, and 
others will be added continually. Fletcher 
announced the following companies as 
distributors who have already been 
appointed: 

Markepp Sales Co., Cleveland; Dave 
Stern, Seacoast Distributing Co., New- 
ark; Novelty Coin Machines. San Luis 
Potosi, Mex.; Mafio Corp., Ltd., Montreal; 
Stept Sales Co., Johnstown, Pa.; Harry 
J. Miele, Williamsport, Pa.; A. A. Ven- 
dergriff Co., Xenia, 0.; Lewis & Burtt, 
Inc., Wichita, Kan.; Mathaney Vending 
Co., Wichita, Kan.; Ben DeFazio, Moosic, 
Pa.; Mike’s Musical Service, Yankton, 
S. D.; Charles H. Winters, Rochester; 

M. W. Vending Co., Brooklyn; Alfred 
Sales, Inc., Buffalo; Gopher Distributing 
Co., St. Paul; Paster Distributing Co., 
St. Paul; Davis Novelty Co., St. Louis, 
and Automatic Coin Machine Co., Kansas 
City, Mo. 

Arthur Grau, Racine; Dominick J. 
Bruno, Canastota, N. Y.; H. C. Landry, 
East Troy, Wis.; Jack Parr, East Orange, 

N. J.; Nat Cutler, New Haven; R. & S. 
Sales Co., Marietta, 0.; DeLuxe Novelty 
Co., Little Rock; George J. Young Dis- 
tributing Co., Norfolk; Southland Novelty 
Co., Columbia, Tenn.; Mid-Continent 
Sales Co., Des Moines; Sam Spurrier, 
Harrisburg, Pa.; Supreme Amusement & 
Novelty Co., Cumberland, Md.; Herbert 
S. Glenn, Charlotte, N. C.; Solon-Lewis 
Corporation, Baltimore; Danley Conces- 
sion Co., Scottsvale, Ark.; G. R. Crandall, 
Fayetteville, Ark.; Acme Sales Co., New 
York City; A. E. Condon Sales Co., 
Lewiston, Idaho; C. E. Ballard, Denver; 
Carl S. Bender, Denver; Queen City 
Novelty Co., Cumberland, Md.; Willie N. 
Knox, Inc., Baton Rouge, La.; Paul T. 
Robertson, Indianapolis; D. A. Ballard, 
South Bend, Ind.; Fidelity Sales Corp., 
Knoxville; Automatic Music Systems, 
Richmond. 


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48' Carilleon Speaker 37.50 

48' Melodeon Speaker 27.50 

48' Impressario Speaker 19.50 

FILBEN 

Mirrocle Cabinet S15.00 

30 Selection Stowaway Mech 398.00 

BUCKLEY 

Music Box 25.00 

MILLS INDUSTRIES 

Constellation 795.00 

PACKARD MFG. CORP. 

Manhattan Phonograph 695.00 

Hideaway Model 400 383.00 

Model 1000 Spkr. — Paradise 129.50 

Butler Wall Box Hi-Chrome 5c 32.50 

Butler Wall Box Hi-Chrome 10c 33.95 

950 Speaker 35.00 

650 Speaker 16.50 

PERSONAL MUSIC CORP. 

Measured Music Boxes, 5c-10c 35.00 

Studio Amplifier 505.00 

Studio Timing Control Unit * ’ 25o!oO 

Master Power Supply Units 140.00 

ROCK-OLA 

Model 1807 Moderne Corner Spkr 107.50 

Model 1906 Remote Volume Control 6.90 

Model 1530 Wall Box 39.50 

Model 1603 Wall Speaker 42.50 

Model 1606 Tonette Wall Speaker 21.50 

Model 1608 Tone-O-Lier Speaker 65.00 

Model 1607 Tonette Wall Speaker 19.75 

Model 1531 DeLuxe Bar Bracket 8.25 

Model 1533 Universal Bar Bracket 3.90 

Model 1795 Wall Box Line Booster 16.35 

SCOTTO MUSIC CO. 

Music Master Cabinet 399.50 

Melody Master Cabinet 335*00 

Remote Master Cabinet 389.50 

SEEBURG 

Wireless Wallomatic 58.50 

Wired Wallomatic 46.50 

5-10-25c Wireless Wallomatic 75.00 

5-10-25c Wired Wallomatic 62.50 

Teardrop Speaker 19.95 

Teardrop Speaker w/volume control 22.50 

Recess Wall & Ceiling Speaker 18.00 

Mirror Speaker 49.50 

Duo Volume Control 21.90 

Power Supply 14*50 

Master Amplifier 53.50 

Master Selection Receiver 118.00 

Wired Master Selection Receiver 105.00 

Electric Selector 86.00 

Remote Speaker Amplifier 44.20 

Solenoid Drum for 147-S 60.50 

80LOTONE CORP. 

Leveling Pre-Amplifier 44.50 


MUSIC 


WURLITZER 

Model 1100 Standard $999.50 

Model 2140 5-10c Wireless 40.00 

Model 3020 5-10-25c 3-wire 69.50 

Model 3025 5c 3-wire 44.50 

Model 3031 5c 30-wire 39.50 

Model 3045 Wireless 54.50 

Model 212 Master Unit 70.00 

Model 215 Wireless Transmitter 17.50 

Model 216 Wireless Impulse Receiver 22.50 

Model 217 Auxiliary Amplifier 35.00 

Model 218 30-wire Adapter Terminal Box 15.00 

Model 219 Stepper 46.50 

Model 4000 8" Metal Star Speaker 45.00 

Model 4002 8" Plastic Star Speaker 45.00 

Model 4004A 8" Metal Musical Note Speaker. . 30.00 

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Model 4006 A •" Deluxe, Walnut Round Mirror. 35.00 
Model 4007 12" Intermediate Deluxe Speaker. . 135.00 
Model 4008 15" Deluxe Speaker 185.50 

PINS 

BALLY 

Melody No Price Set 

CHICAGO COIN 

Bermuda 275 00 

GENCO 

Triple Action No Price Set 

EXHIBIT 

Build Up No Price Set 

GOTTLIEB 

Lady Robin Hood No Price Set 

J. H. KEENEY & CO. 

Cover Girl 265.00 

P & S MACH. CO. 

Tom Tem 299.0* 

UNITED MFG. CO. 

Tropicana No Price Set 

WILLIAMS 

Sunny 299.50 

COUNTER GAMES 

A.B.T. MFG. CORP. 

Challenger 65.00 

BALLY MFG. CO. 

Heavy Hitter 184.50 

w/stand ” 19&50 

GOTTLIEB 

DeLuxe Grip Scale 39.50 

ROLL DOWNS 

BALLY ' ~~ 

By-Roll 499.50 

CHAMPION MFG. CO. 

ABC Roll No Price Set 

CHICAGO COIN 

Roll Down 395.00 

EDELMAN AMUSE. 

Tin Pan Alley No Price Set 

ESSO MFG. CORP. 

Esse Arrow 499.50 

GENCO 

Bing-A-Roll 499.50 

GREAT GAMES, INC 

Teleroll No Price Set 

GEO. PONSER CO. 

Pro- Score 495.00 

UNITED MFG. CO. 

Singapore Roll Down 395.00 

WILLIAMS MFG. CO. 

Box Score 375.50 

ONE-BALLS 

BALLY 

Jockey Special 645.00 

Jockey Club 645d)0 

GOTTLIEB 

Daily Races (F. P. Model) 650.00 


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February 21 , 1948 



BE L L S 


BELL-O-MATIC CORP. 


5c Jewel Bell 248.00 

10c Jewel Bell 253.00 

25c Jewel Bell 258.00 

50c Jewel Bell 338.00 

Spinning Reels No Price Set 

Black Gold Bell No Price Set 

GROETCHEN 

Columbia Twin JP 145.00 

Columbia DeLuxe Club 209.50 

MILLS SALES CO. LTD. 

Dollar Bell . No Price Set 

O. D. JENNINGS 

5c Std Chiefs 269.00 

10c Std Chiefs 279.00 

25c Std Chiefs 289.00 

50c Bronze & Std Chiefs 399.00 

5c DeLuxe Club Chiefs 299.00 

10c DeLuxe Club Chiefs 309.00 

25c DeLuxe Club Chiefs 319.00 

25c DeLuxe Club Chief 429.00 

5c Super DeLuxe Club Chief 324.00 

10c Super DeLuxe Club Chief 334.00 

25c Super DeLuxe Club Chief 344.00 

50c Super DeLuxe Club Chief 454.00 

PACE 

5c DeLuxe Chrome Bell 245.00 

10c DeLuxe Chrome Bell 255.00 

25c DeLuxe Chrome Bell 265.00 

50c DeLuxe Chrome Bell 375.00 

$1.00 DeLuxe Chrome Bell 550.00 

5c Rocket Slug Proof 245.00 

10c Rocket Slug Proof 255.00 

25c Rocket Slug Proof 265.00 

CONSOLES 

BALLY 

Wild Lemon $542.50 

Double-Up 542.50 

DeLuxe Draw Bell 5c 512.50 

DeLuxe Draw Bell 25c 532.50 

Hi-Boy 424.00 

Triple Bell 5-5-5 895.00 

Triple Bell 5-5-25 910.00 

Triple Bell 5-10-25 925.00 

BELL-O-MATIC 

Three Bells, 1947 735.00 

BUCKLEY 

Track Odds DD JP 1250.00 

Parlay Long Shot 1250.00 

EVANS 

Bangtails 5c Comb 7 Coin r No Price Set 

Bangtails 25c Comb 7 Coin No Price Set 

Bangtail JP No Price Set 

Bangtail FP PO JP No Price Set 

Evans Races No Price Set 

Casino Bell No Price Set 

1946 Galloping Dominoes JP No Price Set 

Winter Book JP No Price Set 

GROETCHEN TOOL & MFG. CO. 

Columbia Twin Falls 485.00 

O. D. JENNINGS 

Challenger 5-25 595.00 

Club Console 499.00 

DeLuxe Club Console 529.00 

Super DeLuxe Club Console 545.00 

J. H. KEENEY CO. 

Gold Nugget 800.00 

PACE 

3-Way Bell Console 5c-10c-25c $690.00 

5c Royal Console 320.00 

10c Royal Console 330.00 

25c Royal Console 340.00 

50c Royal Console 475.00 

$1.00 Royal Console 650.00 

ARCADE TYPE 


BALLY MFG. CO. 

Big Inning 539.50 

Bally Bowler 539.50 

H. C. EVANS CO. 

Bat-A-Score No Price Set 

EDELMAN AMUSEMENT DEVICES 
Flash Bowler 

13—8" 475.00 

11—8" 450.00 

10—8" 425.00 


ARCADE TYPE ( continued ) 

GROETCHEN MFG. CORP. 

Camera Chief 19.95 

INTERNATIONAL MUTOSCOPE CORP. 

Atomic Bomber (Model B) 375.00 

Deluxe Movie Console 150.00 

Deluxe Movie Counter 140.00 

P. & S. 

•Tom Tom 299.00 

PARTS AND SUPPLIES 

GLASS SIZES — PIN GAMES 

Bally 21x41 

Chicago Coin 21 x 41 

Exhibit 21x41 

Gottlieb 21x43 

Keeney 21x41 

Marvel 21x41 

United 21x41 

Williams * 21 x 43 

COILS — PIN GAMES 


WILLIAMS: 

10 Ohms 

W— 7 

125 Ohms 

W— 10 

200 Ohms 

W— 15 

10-100 Ohms 

W— 20 

W — 5 w/bracket 

W— 28 
W— 30 

GOTTLIEB: 

R-20-1 

A20-8 

R-20-4 

A-580 

R-20-5 

R-20-2 

A-20-4 

R-20-3 

SM20-1 

C-20-1 

SM20-2 

C-20-3 

A20-2 

C-20-2 

A20-3 

2 make relay 

A20-6 

3 make relay 

BALLY: 


A-25 

150 ohm 45v 

A-26 

550 ohm 115v 

A-30 

E-23 

A-31 

E-28 

H-24 

R-28 

H-27 

E-31 

H-31 

J-29 

G-28 

C-1886 

0-31 

C-27 

W-21 

C-28 

W-24 

C-29 

90 ohm 50v 
5 ohm 6v 

CHICAGO COIN: 

2876 complete 

R-237 

2876 brackets 

R-239 

2876 coil 

X-299 

2876 brass sleeve 

X-298 

P-273 

U-298 

X-327 

0-273 

UNITED: 

6-23 

2-24 

6-28 

3-23 

6-29 

4-24 

12-23 

5-25 

12-24 

5-28 

123 

EXHIBIT: 

827 

628 

123 

525 

223 

528 

124 

1625 

624 

1222 

629 

1223 

631 

1224 

GENCO: 

24 Medium 

No. 30 

24 Plain 

No. 29 

J-102 

No. 26 


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(PHONE: VAN BUREN 4*36-37-38-6531) 


horse console that 
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February 21, 1948 



PAY out of PLAY 


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Gold Cup 

$15.00 

Fortune 

30.00 

Undersea Raider, used 

95.00 

Undersea Raider, new 

125.00 

Goalee, used 

150.00 

Goalee, new 

.195.00 

Keeney Air Raider 

35.00 

Heavy Hitter, new 

..write 

2 Total Rolls, ea 

125.00 

MUSIC 


71 Wurlitzer & stand 

$90.00 

1939 Wurlitzer 

95.00 

Wurlitzer Victory 24 Rec. 

50.00 

5 Packard Hideaway, floor 

models 

300.00 

500 Wurlitzer 

110.00 

600 Wurlitzer 

95.00 

Packard Pla-Mor, new... 

525.00 

Packard Musical Bar, 


new 

450.00 

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Groetchen “1c 
Camera Chief" 
In Big Demand 



EDDIE HANSON 


CHICAGO — “Never before in my ex- 
perience have I seen such interest in a 
machine” stated Ed Hanson of Groetchen 
Tool & Manufacturing Corporation, 
speaking of the new “lc Camera Chief” 
now being featured by this firm. “We’ve 
had calls from every part of the country” 
that we ship the machines in quantity 
continued Ed “practically demanding 
immediately.” 

Hanson, who was married only a few 
weeks, had to curtail his honeymoon and 
return to the factory to take charge of 
the volume orders pouring in. 

The “Camera Chief” shows nine colored 
three-dimensional pictures for a penny, 
featuring syndicated comic characters 
such as Flash Gordon, Captain Marvel, 
et al. The operator can be supplied from 
a variety of subjects at 35c per film. 
The operator gets two separate keys, 
one for the cash box and the other for 
the door to the machine, which permits 
him to leave extra film subjects with the 
location owner, who can set them into 
the machine as the situation warrants. 
The machine is mechanically operated 
with electric illumination. 

Dick Groetchen is smiling broadly 
these days, and tells us “Ed is solely 
responsible for the ‘lc Camera Chief’. 
He brought it to my attention, and went 
ahead on his own. Any success this game 
develops is to be credited to him.” 


Elected As V-P’s At CMAC 

CHICAGO — George M. Dick, Executive 
Vice President of Coin Machine Accept- 
ance Corporation (CMAC), this city, 
announced this week that M. J. Mesler 
and Samuel Stormer were elected as 
Assistant Vice Presidents of the corpora- 
tion. 

“Both Mesler and Stormer have been 
with us for years” stated Dick “and we 
are sure that our customers and friends 
will be glad to learn of their well- 
deserved promotions.” 


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Lawrence Host At Rock-Ola Showing 


ALBANY N. Y— Bob Lawrence, manager of the Albany branch of Rex Coi 
Machine Distributing Corporation, pictured with a group of operators and thei 
wives who attended the recent showing of the new Rock-Ola “Magic-Glo” phon< 
Despite a blinding snowstorm and hazardous roads, Lawrence reports that some c 
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February 21, 1948 


Semel Joins Levey 
At Supreme Aut. — 
Appointed Distribs 
For Williams Mfg. Co. 



JACK SEMEL 


BROOKLYN, N. Y. — Jack Semel, one of 
the best known coinmen in the East, an- 
nounced that he has joined up with Wil- 
lie Levey of Supreme Automatics, Inc., 
here, and the firm will act as distributors 
and jobbers of amusement machines. 

Semel and Levey, upon their return 
from a visit to Chicago, report that they 
have been appointed exclusive distrib- 
utors for Williams Manufacturing Com- 
pany, and will distribute all products 
of this firm in the Metropolitan area, 
which extends thru New Jersey up to 
Trenton. 

Located on Beverly Road, right off 
Coney Island Avenue, in the center of 
Brooklyn’s coin row, Supreme is ideally 
situated. Under the direction of these 
two leading and experienced coinmen, the 
firm will carry a complete line of all 
games, both new and used. Altho the 
firm has been at this address only a 
short time, they already find out that 
they need additional space, and are now 
breaking down a few walls, renovating 
and rebuilding the entire set up. 

Harvey Distrib. Co. 
Appointed Wurlitzer 
Distribs In No. Car. 

NORTH TONAWANDA, N. Y. — Ed R. 
Wurlgler, general sales manager of The 
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, this city, 
announced the appointment of Harvey 
Distributing Company, Inc., as autho- 
rized distributor of Wurlitzer phono- 
graphs and auxiliary equipment for the 
North Carolina territory. 

Harvey Friedman, well-known music 
machine distributor, is the president of 
Harvey Distributing. In addition to the 
North Carolina territory, Friedman’s or- 
ganization also holds the Wurlitzer dis- 
tributorships for Washington, D. C., and 
the States of Maryland and Virginia. 

“We will retain the established Wur- 
litzer headquarters at 620 West More- 
head Street, Charlotte, N. C., where com- 
plete Wurlitzer sales and service facili- 
ties will be available to North Carolina 
Music Merchants” stated Friedman. He 
announced that J. H. Wilburn will be 
the manager of the Charlotte office. 

In announcing Harvey Distributing 
Company’s appointment as North Caro- 
lina distributor, Wurgler stated, “Harvey 
Friedman brings to the North Carolina 
territory valuable experience and knowl- 
edge gained through many years in the 
commercial phonograph business. His ad- 
vice and assistance will be material aids 
in helping Wurlitzer Music Merchants in 
this territory toward better and more 
profitable operation.” 


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February 21, 1948 



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Article In Jan. 24 
Issue of “The Cash 
Box” Wins Acclaim 



J. RAYMOND BACON 


DENVER, COLO. — Gib Bradshaw, 
Denver Amusement Company, this city, 
was so impressed with the articie 
“Maybe A Simple Thing Like A Screw 
Driver Is All You Need To Lick 1948’s 
Problems!” written by J. R. Bacon of 
0. D. Jennings & Company for the Con- 
vention Issue of The Cash, Box that he 
recommends that every operator in the 
country read the article over several 
times. 

And Bradshaw did something about it! 
“About two months ago we got fed up 
listening to the idle gloom spreaders and 
ordered a large supply of screw drivers 
to use as calling cards in 1948” states 
Gib. “We are passing them out along 
with the advice that there is nothing 
wrong that this screw driver and hard 
work will not fix.” 

Bradshaw recently changed his firm to 
Denver Amusement Company, and is 
completing renovations in his building, 
which he claims will make it the show 
nlace of Colorado. 

Music Taxed $5.; 
Pins Raised From $10 
To $15 In N.L., Conn. 

NEW LONDON, CONN. — A new ordi- 
nance which has been under consideration 
here for many months, was finally voted 
in by the New London City Council. The 
ordinance licenses music machines at a 
$5 yearly fee, and increases the tax on 
pin balls from $10 to $15 per year. 

The vote taken this past week was 
after the usual three readings were 
made, and only councilman voted against 
the ordinance. He pointed out that he 
was of the opinion it was illegal to tax 
music machines for the purpose of re- 
venue, but could be licensed for regula- 
tion purposes. However, he stated that 
it would cost the city more money to 
administer the law than they would get 
in return. 


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February 21, 1948 


N. Y. O PS & DISTRIBS IN MASS MEET 

Over 300 Attend Big Game Meeting . . . Decide On Manually 
Operated Games . . . Will Convert Plunger Type Games . . . 
Attorney Blatt Expresses Confidence on Eventual Licensing . . . 
"Must Make Progress Slowly" He Tells Gathering. 



THEODORE BLATT 

NEW YORK — What started out as a 
regular combination group meeting of 
the Coin Machine Distributors Assn, 
of New York, Inc. and the Associated 
Coin Machine Operators of New York, 
Inc., this past Tuesday evening at Man- 
hattan Center here, became one of the 
biggest mass meetings in the history of 
this city. 


At first the group had hired one of the 
small halls at the Center and, because 
of the large crowds which began to ar- 
rive, were forced to transfer to the 
largest hall available, to accommodate 
them. 

The meeting was termed one of the 
“most progressive” ever yet held by any 
group of coinmen in this territory. The 
men not only carefully listened to com 
plete reports of all phases of their pre- 
sent games operating problem here, but 
were believed to be very much satisfied 
with the manner in which their officers 
and attorney were conducting their busi- 
ness for them. 

Attorney Theodore Blatt, who has long 
handled the legal work for the amuse- 
ment machine people here, addressed the 
large audience and explained in detail all 
the various plans which were being made 
as well as what the operators were up 
against in this area at this time. 

He pointed out that the authorities 
here looked with disfavor on the plunger 
type pinballs and did not seem to mind 
the manually operated games. It was 
decided that the ops would convert their 
present plunger type pinballs to manu- 
ally operated games. A low priced con- 
version unit was shown which could 
quickly convert the present games. 

It was also pointed out that on certain 
locations where two games were used, 
one a plunger type machine and the 
other a manually operated type, that the 
plunger type was picked up under Sec- 
tion 982 (Esquirol-Robinson Bill) on 
“possession” under this anti-slot machine 


bill. The manually operated machine was 
not touched. 

It is also known that License Commis- 
sioner Pat Meehan made the statement 
sometime ago, “As long as I’m License 
Commissioner pin games won’t be 
licensed”. 

Counsellor Blatt also pointed out that 
in the 7 to 8 months which rolldown 
games have been operating here that not 
one of these has been picked up on the 
“possession” clause. 

Even tho the plunger type, stripped 
down pin game is legal, as far as the 
law is concerned, yet, he reminded, the 
authorities looked with disfavor on the 
plunger games. 

He stated that there was no use for the 
operators to risk expensive machines and 
that they must make progress slowly. 

He expressed complete confidence in 
the continuance of the amusement ma- 
chine business in the City of New York 
for the next twenty years and even 
longer, “And”, he stated, “when I say 
twenty years, I won’t settle for nineteen, 
either.” 

He believes that the industry must do 
its own policing and that every operator 
must cooperate to assure continuance of 
the business. He is also confident that 
eventually licensing will come about. 

Joe Hirsch, well known coinman here, 
also took the floor to speak and brought 
out many salient facts. 

It is believed, tho, that this huge mass 
meet definitely points the way to a new 
and better era for amusement machine 
operation in this metropolis. 



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Attorney Levine On Way To Wash., D. C. 
To Study New Juke Box Bills 



SIDNEY H. LEVINE 

NEW YORK — Attorney Sidney H. Le- 
vine, national counsellor for the juke 
box operators of America, left this past 
week for Washington, D.C. where he 
will investigate and study the new bills 
which have been reported introduced in 
the Committee of the Judiciary and the 
Labor Committee of Congress. 

Counsellor Levine stated prior to 
leaving, “There is no longer any doubt 
of the great need for everyone of the 
nation’s automatic phonograph owners 
to keep in constant touch with the mem- 
bers of the Executive Committee, headed 
by George A. Miller of Oakland, Cal., 
to learn whatever future developments 
will transpire in Washington against 
their interests.” 

He also stated, “It is a well known 
fact that for many months now we have 
been expecting certain of the nation’s 
music protective associations to enter 
bills in Congress against the best in- 
terests of the automatic phonograph in- 
dustry and to attempt, in every pos- 
sible fashion, to exact whatever trib- 
ute they possibly can from the nation’s 
juke box operators. 

“Now”, he continued, “we may also be 
faced with a bill from Rep. Carroll D. 


Kearns who heads the Labor Committee 
of the House of Representatives wherein 
there will have to be some decision 
arrived at concerning what is a record 
for commercial use and what is a record 
for home use only.” 

He asked that the following message 
be conveyed to all juke box operators, 
“It is to the best interest of every auto- 
matic phono operator in America to keep 
in constant touch with the situation. The 
best way that they can do so is to make 
contact with the Executive Committee 
named in Chicago during the past con- 
vention. George A. Miller of Oakland, 
Calif., heads this committee”, he stated, 
“and operators should only contact him, 
not make any direct contact with Wash- 
ington.” 

McHugh Outbids Mann For 
Auto At Mich. Ops Meet 

CHICAGO — Fred Mann, regional rep- 
resentative for Aireon Manufacturing 
Corporation, relates how he almost came 
away from the Michigan Music Oper- 
ators Association meet with a brand new 
car. 

A Ford Mercury Sedan was auctioned 
off to the gathering, the receipts going 
to the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund 
Drive. The bidding started off at $2,000 
and the car was finally awarded to the 
bidder of $2,375. Mann was in action all 
along, going as high as $2,350. 

The master of ceremonies, reports 
Fred, was terrific, stimulating the com- 
petition until he obtained the last pos- 
sible dollar. Mann’s big laugh came when 
it was called to his attention that many 
of the guests thought he was a “Shill” 
for the M.C. 

F. P. McHugh, 7122 Vemor Drive, this 
city, was the highest bidder, and is now 
not only sporting a new car, but is 
proud that the money he paid will go 
to the great Cancer Memorial Fund. 


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1 Dynamite 

1 Spellbound 

2 Amber 


1 Tornado 

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February 21, 1948 



more quarters in the bag 


Deliver a selective package of music! Any 6 
selections for 25c! Any AMI Phonograph, in 
the field, or brand new, can have this feature. 


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PALISADES IS NOW DELIVERING! 


SENSATIONAL NEW 
BALLY S BALL GAME 


MELODY 


ALSO READY Keeney — Cover Girl; Chicago Coin — Bermuda; Williams — Sunny; 

FOR DELIVERY Exhibit — Treasure Chest; United — Tropicana; Gottlieb — 

Lady Robin Hood; Bally — Eureka. 

A complete list of pre-war and post-war used equipment for New York Operators. 
Service and parts for all Consoles and Bell Machines. 


PALISADE SPECIALTIES COMPANY 

498 ANDERSON AVENUE CLIFFSIDE 6-2892 CLIFFSIDE PARK, N. J. 

20 MINUTES FROM NEW YORK CITY 


Modern & Aireon Execs. At N. Y. Showing 



NEW YORK — Nat Cohn, Modem Music Sales Corporation, this city, gathered his 
staff _ and visiting officials of Aireon Manufacturing Corporation at their recent 
showing of the new “Coronet 400” in his showrooms and posed pretty for the 
photographer. Pictured above from left to right: Jack Cooper, John Bennett, Aireon 
engineer; Wally Merrulo; Cohn; Henry Seghers, head of Modern’s service depart- 
ment; Tony (Rex) DiRenzo, sales manager of Modern’s coin machine division; Ben 
Palastrant, Aireon’s regional sales representative; and Dick Garfield, comptroller 
of Modem. 


New Bally 5-Ball 
Being Shipped 



GEORGE JENKINS 


CHICAGO— George Jenkins, vice presi- 
dent and general sales manager of Bally 
Manufacturing Company, announced that 
shipments began this week of their new 
five-ball game “Melody”. 

Jenkins takes great pride in describ- 
ing the study that went into the de- 
velopment of this new game. “The new 
‘Melody’ game”, George relates “was 
developed in a three-point research pro- 
gram. First, our field men and regional 
distributors made exhaustive surveys of 
what the public wants. This gave us a 
basis of proven play appeal. Second, our 
engineering department translated the 
results of our survey into development 
of the play-features built into ‘Melody’ 
and also completely re-engineered the 
mechanism to produce a game as nearly 
trouble-free as is humanly possible. 
Third, pilot models of ‘Melody’ were 
tested in various parts of the country. 
The result is a game that will put Bally 
distributors and operators in the num- 
ber one position in the novelty-replay 
class.” 

Describing the play' of the game, Jen- 
kins states “ ‘Melody’ includes the pop- 
ular bonus feature whereby, in addition 
to the total score, player builds up an 
extra bonus score which is transferred 
to total score when player shoots a ball 
in bonus hole. A novel variation of the 
bonus feature in ‘Melody’ is the repeat 
bonus idea. Normally, when bonus trans- 
fers to total score, bonus resets to a 
nominal 5,000. But, if player lights 
‘Hold’ by skill, bonus does not re-set 
after transfer to total score. Thus, if 
the player has, say 50,000 bonus and 
transfers that to total score, after light- 
ing ‘Hold’, the 50,000 remains as another 
potential bonus. 

“The game also features high score, 
sequence score and special roll-over 
scores. Play-field has three saucer poc- 
kets, which add exciting action to the 
board, and five kick-out pockets, includ- 
ing one kick-back pocket at the bottom 
of the board. This insures suspense to 
the last split second of play. 

“Additional action and player skill- 
control is provided by kick-bumpers 
which the player can operate by press- 
ing buttons on each side of the cabinet. 
This new feature is strongly merchan- 
dised by a display sign on the back- 
box.” 

CAM Accepts Resignation 
Of Mangan As Director Of 
Public Relations Bureau 

CHICAGO — Dave Gottlieb, president of 
Coin Machine Industries, Inc. (CMI), 
this city, announced this week that the 
resignation of James T. Mangan, di- 
rector of the Association’s Public Re- 
lations Bureau had been accepted. 

It was also announced that a Director 
to replace Mangan will be announced in 
the near future. 

Meanwhile, all future releases of the 
Association will be handled by Barbara 
Humphrey, formerly of the Chicago Sun. 


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February 21 , 1948 



A 

Aireon Mfg. Corp., Kansas City, Kans. 

Inside Front Cover 

Active Amuse. Macli. Co., Phila., Pa 30 

AMI, Inc., Chicago, 111 36 


B 

Bally Mfg. Co., Chicago, 111 Back Cover 


Buckley Mfg. Co., Chicago, 111 29 

C 

Cherio Music Pub., Inc., New York 20 

Columbia Records, Inc., New York 12 

Console Dist. Co., New Orleans, La 37 

Crown Nov. Co., New Orleans, La 37 

Chris Nov. Co., Baltimore, Md 37 


E 

Exclusive Records, Hollywood, Cal 15 

Evans, H. C. & Co., Chicago, 111 32 


G 

Genco Mfg. & Sales Co., Chicago, 111 35 

Gottlieb, D. & Co., Chicago, 111 34 

Groetchen Tool & Mfg. Co., Chicago, 111 33 

H 

Howard, Eddy 21 


K 

King Pin Equip. Co., Kalamazoo, Mich 31 

King Record Co., Cincinnati, 0 18 


L 

Luber, M., New York- 


34 


M 

Mercury Records, Chicago, 111 17 

Modern Records. Hollywood, Cal 10 

Modern Music Dist. Co., New York 19 

P 

Pearl Records, Covington, Ky 18 

Palisades Spec. Co., Cliff side Pk., N. J 36 

Palda Records, Pittsburgh, Pa 16 

Permo, Inc., Chicago, 111 18 

Phonofilm, Hollywood, Cal 31 

Ponser, Geo. Co., Chicago, 111 30 

R 

Ravens, The 19 

Regent Records, Elizabeth. N. J 20 

Rosen, David, Philadelphia, Pa 37 

Robbins Music Co., New York 19 

Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp., Chicago, 111. 


Front Cover 


S 

Sacred Records, Los Angeles, Cal 10 

Seminole Dist. Co., Miami, Fla 10 

Scott-Crosse Co., Philadelphia, Pa 31 

Specialty Records, Los Angeles, Cal 20 

Scientific Mach. Corp., New York 30 

Super-Disc Records, Inc., New York „20 


T 

Top Records, New York. 


.18 


IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! 

KEENEY 5c SINGLE BONUS 

BELLS $335.00 

EVANS 5c WINTERBOOKS .... 485.00 
EVANS 5c*25c CASINO 

BELLS 470.00 

BALLY VICTORY DERBY 145.00 

These Used Machines are 
Mechanically Perfect, Refinished, 
Crated Correctly. 

7/3 Deposit required. Balance C.O.D. 

CROWN NOVELTY CO.. INC. 

920 Howard Av., New Orleans 13, La. 
(Phone: Canal 7137) 

NICK CARBAJAL, Gen. Mgr. 


Distributor in LOUISIANA 
TEXAS • ALA. - ARK. and MISS, 
for 

THE NEW 1948 
BUCKLEY LINE 
CONSOLE DIST. CO. 

1006 Poydras St., New Orleans, La. 
Phone: RA 3811 

SAM TRIDICO BOB BUCKLEY 

"CRISS-CROSS" BELL: DAILY DOUBLE 
TRACK ODDS; 1948 WALL & BAR BOX. 


IMMEDIATE DELIVERY 
ON ALL NEW BALLY GAMES 
USED GAMES — 
IMMEDIATE DELIVERY 

Bally Victory Specials 

(Chrome Rails) $159.50 

Bally Triple Bells 565.00 

Bally Special Entry 375.00 

Bally Deluxe Draw Bells, 5c.... 310.00 
Bally Regular Draw Bells, 5c.. 210.00 
Bally Deluxe Draw Bell, 25c 

(Like New) 335.00 

Keeney Single Bonus Bell 

(Brand New) 395.00 

Keeney Single Bonus Bell, 5c.. 310.00 
Keeney Twin Bonus Bell 

(5c-25c), (5c- 5c) 499.50 

Keeney Twin Super Bell, 

5c-5c, P.O 49.50 

Mills Four Bells, 5c-5c-5c-5c.. 69.50 

Bally High Hands 45.00 

Bally Big League 49.50 

Bally Ballyhoo 89.50 

Kilroy 89.50 

O N E-HALF DEPOSIT WITH ORDER 
Bally regional distributor tor Maryland, 
Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware. 

CHRIS NOVELTY CO. 

1217 N. CHARLES ST„ BALTIMORE 1, MD. 

Phone: Vernon 4223 


Suggests Mail Campaign To Locations 
To Stimulate Owner To “Push” Play 


AUSTIN, TEX. — Eddie Schatz, Austin 
Phonograph Company, one of the most 
experienced coinmen in the country 
passes along an idea he’s thought about 
for quite a while, which would, in his 
opinion, increase the play of automatic 
phonographs. 

Schatz writes: “I am sure that the 
play of phonographs can be increased 
substantially if the proprietor and man- 
ager and employees in a ‘location’ will 
‘push’ it — that is if they will suggest 
playing the phonograph to customers, 
talk about it, match for the play, etc. 
Some few location owners do make an 
effort to encourage customers to keep 
the ‘juke box’ going constantly, and 
those who have taken an interest have 
found that their efforts are profitably 
rewarded in increased play. 

“My thought is that the industry 
should do something to focus the atten- 
tion of location owners in general to the 
profit possibilities in pushing the juke 
box play. If operators or the industry 
will devise a campaign to bring this 
matter to the attention of location own- 


ers in a striking way, and will then 
carry on a campaign to repeatedly re- 
mind the location owners of the facts, 
I think that our efforts will be justified 
and rewarded. 

“I have in mind that the manufacturers 
might print a series of selling letters 
or flyers to be mailed to lists of location 
owners — to be furnished by the oper- 
ators. The promotional literature should 
point out that the revenue from the 
phonograph is additional revenue to the 
location owner that does not require any 
expenditure on his part; that it pays 
the rent; that over a period of weeks or 
months it is substantial in amount; that 
it is possible to increase the play by his 
constant efforts; and that continuous 
play of the machine will multiply his 
profits. Examples should be used in the 
literature — specific ones. The campaign 
that I visualize would be a repeater type 
of mailing that would remind the loca- 
tion owner of the facts again and again 
— say every Tuesday’s mail.” 

Schatz asks the opinion of other 
music operators, distributors, and the 
manufacturers. 


u 

United Mfg. Co., Chicago, III. 

Inside Back Cover 


Pin Game Featured In Movie 


Vinson, Eddie 


V 


.19 


W 

Williams Mfg. Co., Chicago, 111 31 

Wolf, Lew, Buffalo, N. Y 30 

Washington Sales Co., Omaha, Neb 34 


EYE IT! THY IT! BUY IT! 

Which Simply Means You May Return Any of 
This Equipment Within 30 Days If Not Satisfied. 


Wurlitzer 1015. .$525.00 
Wurlitzer 616 . . 69.50 

Wurlitzer 600 . . 125.00 
Wurlitzer 24’s. 
Wurlitzer 500 . 
Wurlitzer 61 

C. M 

Wurlitzer 71 

C. M 

Wurlitzer 24 — Cellar 
Job with Packard 
Adaptor, Steel 

Cabinet 79.50 

Rock-Ola 1422. .$385.00 
Rock-Ola 

Deluxes 109.50 


99.50 

119.50 


79.50 

99.50 


Rock-Ola 

Standards ... 119.50 
Rock-Ola 

Master 129.50 

Rock-Ola C.M.. 69.50 

Aireon (Like New) 
With New 
Mechanisms .$199.50 
Seeburg Lo-Tone 
(The Hit of 
The Show) .. 335.00 
Seeburg 1-46 .. 450.00 
AMI Stream- 
liner $109.50 

AMI Singing 
Tower 119.50 


Packard Boxes $22.50 

Rock-Ola Boxes 3.00 

Buckley Boxes 2.00 

WE CARRY THE LARGEST STOCK OF USED 

EQUIPMENT IN THE NATION 

ALL TYPES. MAKES AND MODELS. 
WRITE TODAY FOR COMPLETE LIST. 

1/3 Deposit With Order — Balance C.O.D. 

DAVID ROSEN, Inc. 

EXCLUSIVE AMI DISTRIBUTOR 


503 EVERGREEN AV. 
BALTIMORE 23, MD. 
Edmonson 5322 


855 N. BROAD ST. 
PHILA. 23, PA. 
Stevenson 2-2903 



HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — A pin game, specially manufactured by Fred E. McKee, 
is being featured in the Arpi Production’s “For You I Die”. Jane Weeks, featured 
in the film is seen above playing the machine and having herself quite a time. 


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CLASSIFIED AD RATE $1.00 PER LINE 

OR ANY FRACTION THEREOF WHERE LINES RUN OVER. EACH LINE MEASURES 7 Va INCHES LONG. 
FIGURE APPROXIMATELY 12 TO 14 WORDS PER LINE. CLOSING DATE IN N. Y. C. EVERY WED., 5 P. M. 

(ALL CLASSIFIED ADS — CASH WITH ORDER) 

USE ENCLOSED GIANT CARD FOR CONVENIENT MAILING 
SPECIAL NOTICE TO $48 PER YEAR SUBSCRIBERS 
YOUR FREE WEEKLY CLASSIFIED AD PRIVILEGE CONTINUES. MAXIMUM SPACE 3 
LINES. ALL LINES. OR ANY FRACTION. OVER 3 LINES WILL BE CHARGED AT THE RATE 
OF $1 PER LINE. 


WANT 


WANT - Keeney Bonus Super Bells 2-Way 50 & 25 0; Bally Triple Bells; Muto. Fan Front & Red 
Top Diggers; late F.P. Pinball Games; Cash Victory Derbys & Special Entrys ; '46 & '47 R.O., 
Wurl. & Seeb. Phonos. Quote best prices, quantity & condition in first letter. M. A. 
POLLARD CO., 725 LARKIN ST., SAN FRANCISCO 9, CALIF. Tel: ORdway 5171 


WANT - To Purchase for export shipments - Model 1015 Wurlitzer, 1946 AMI's 146 and 147 
Seeburgs. State quantity and your lowest price in first letter. BADGER SALES CO., INC., 
2251 W. PICO BLVD., LOS ANGELES 6, CALIF. 

WANT - 5 Ball F.P.G. Fly, Trapeze, Humpty Dumpty, Superscore, Hawaii, Mystery, Mexico, 
Nevada, Ginger, Tornado, Coed, Wurlitzer 1015' s. Must be clean & in A-l condition. State 
quantity & lowest price in first letter. Will pay $90. for Seeburg Vogues, $50. for Wurl. 
71* s & 81' s, N0BR0 NOVELTY CO., 369 ELLIS ST., SAN FRANCISCO 2, CALIF. 

WANT - Will buy any quantity used Slot Machines, all makes & models. Also Columbias, 
Gooseneck Mills Q.T's, Vest Pockets. Quote your lowest prices in first letter. All 
machines must be in first class condition. AUTOMATIC GAMES CO., 2858 W. PICO BLVD., LOS 
ANGELES 6, CALIF. 

WANT - Mutoscope Fan Front and Red Top Diggers ; Keeney Three Way Bonus Super Bells ; Bally 
Special Entrys; Bally Entry; Draw Bells, etc.; Packard Boxes; 1015 Wurlitzers ; Seeburgs. 
WESTERN DISTRIBUTORS, 3126 ELLIOTT AVE., SEATTLE 1, WASH. Tel: Garfield 3585. 

WANT - The used records from your boxes. We buy steadily all year around. Top prices 
paid. Sell to Chicago's Largest Distributor of Used Records. We pay freight. Write, 
Call or ship to: USED RECORD EXCHANGE, 4142 W. ARMITAGE AVE., CHICAGO 39, ILL. Tel: 
Dickens 7060 


WANT - New & used Wall Boxes, Adaptors & Speakers ; Twin 16 Adaptors for Rock-Ola ; Mills, 
Jennings F.P. Mint Vendors ; Solotone, Personal Music Boxes, Amplifiers, etc. Any 25 cycle 
equipment. ST. THOMAS COIN SALES LTD., ST. THOMAS, ONI., CAN. 

WANT - DuGrenier "S' Model Cigarette Machines. L & H VENDING, 4807 FOSTER AVE. , BROOKLYN. N.Y. 

WANT - Bally Draw Bells ; Triple Bells ; Keeney Super Bonus Bells for cash or will trade new pin 
games, new or used Roll Down games. Mills 3 or 4 Bells, Late Heads. SILENT SALES CO., SILENT 
SALES BLDG., 200 - 11th AVE. SO., MINNEAPOLIS 15, MINN. 

WANT - Used Juke Box Records. Unlimited quantities. Top prices paid. 

We pick up within a radius of 150 miles. Write or wire. HARMEL MUSIC CO., 

2809 OCEAN AVE., BROOKLYN 29, N. Y. 

WANT - Used juke box records. Highest prices paid. Unlimited quantities 
We purchase all year 'round. Compare our price before selling your records. 

We pay freight. Call, Wire, Write FIDELITY DIST., 1547 CROSBY AVE., BRONX 
61, N. Y. Tel: UNderhill 3-5761 


WANT - 500 War Eagle or Roman Head. Must be clean. Also $1.00 Dewey. A. THOMSON, 

1610 - 19th AVE., OAKLAND 6, CALIF. 

WANT — One 250 Mills Bonus Bell and one Twin Paces Reels 5-250. State price and condition. 
EAST COAST MUSIC CO., 10th & WALNUT STS., CHESTER, PENNA. Tel: Chester 2-3637 

WANT - Watling, Pace, Rock-Ola and Mills Scales. Highest prices paid for established scale 
routes. Writs full details. FOX SCALE CO., 247 BELDEN PL., HAMMOND, IND. Tel: MU 1064-J 

WANT - We would like to have 50 and 100 Solotone and Personal Boxes. Quote best prices. 

REX NOVELTY CO., 170 SO. STATE ST., WILKES-BARRE, PA. Tel: 3-7542 


FOR SALE 

FOR SALE - 5 Skee Ball Alleys, all working perfect, 14 ft. long, 30 in. wide, all 50 
alleys $450. Alleys ready to operate, balls and all. HERMAN WOLFF, 2956 W. 22nd 
ST., BROOKLYN 24, N. Y. 

FOR SALE — Attention New York Operators: Stripped pre-war Pin games $28. each or 4 for 
$100. JOMAL AMUSEMENT ENTERPRISES, INC., 3178 PARK AVE., at 161st ST., BRONX, N. Y. 
Tel: Cypress 2-2770 


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February 21, 1948 



FOR SALE 


FOR SALE - We have them in stock. Contact us for your Hirsh Red Balls for state of Florida. Best 
money maker out today. Trouble free. Immediate delivery. Make us cash offer on any new 
or used pin tables you need. MURRELL AMUSEMENT CO., 1058 S. FLORIDA AVE. , LAKELAND, FLA. 

FOR SALE - Mills 1947 "Three Bell", like new $425. ; Set 50-100-250 Club Bells, new cabinets, 
guaranteed equipment $575. ; 50 & 100 Orig. Mills Bonus Bells, rebuilt - Silver Hammerloid 
(write) ; 25 Slot Machine Packing Boxes $45. ; 25 Pin Game Boxes, wire bound $50. ; Mills Slot 
Locks $16. doz. ; new Cash Boxes $10. doz. Bargain list Free. COLEMAN NOVELTY CO., 1025 
FIFTH AVE., ROCKFORD, ILL. Tel* 4-6152 

FOR SALE - What have you to trade us for the following: 1 Photomatic, like new, latest model; 
2 Packard Basement Units ; 1 Tally Roll ; several Bank Ball Super Rolls & Premier Ten Grand 
Bowling Alleys. SILENT SALES CO., 208 11th AVE. S., MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Tel: Geneva 3645 

FOR SALE - Auction. Make us an offer on the following Consoles : 17 - 50 Lucky Lucres ; 6 Galloping 
Dominoes J.P. ; 6 - 5 -100 Pace Twin Reels ; 2 Evans Lucky Stars ; 11 - 100 Big Games ; 3 - 50-50 
Pace Twin Reels ; 2 - 100 Pace Reels Jr. ; 16 - 50 Big Games. HY-G MUSIC CO., 1415 WASHINGTON AVE. 
SO., MINNEAPOLIS 4, MINN. Tel: At. 8587. 

FOR SALE - We have a large quantity of pre-war games. United Conversion games, and 
post-war games for immediate delivery. K. C. NOVELTY CO., 419 MARKET ST., PHILA. 6, 

PA. Tel* Market 7-4641 

FOR SALE - Operators ! We have a large number of Pay Off Consoles - various makes - from 
$20. up; all in good working condition. Also Slots, Pin Balls and Music. We will not be 
undersold. Tell us what you need and be sure to get our prices on guaranteed equipment. 
VIRGINIA NOVELTY CO., 400 WATER ST., PORTSMOUTH, VA. Tel: Portsmouth 1025 

FOR SALE - Five Balls: Play Boy $90. ea. ; Kilroys, Baffle Cards $75. ea. ; Surf Queens, Big 
Hits, Big League $25. ea. ; South Seas, Streamliners $20. ea. ; Sky Blazers $15. ea. All in 
top shape. C & M SPECIALTY CO., 832 CAMP ST., NEW ORLEANS 13, LA. Tel: MAgnolia 5588 

FOR SALE - New 5-Ball Pin Games: Lady Robin Hood; Humpty-Dumpty; Triple Threat; Cover Girl; 
Melody; Bonanza; Sea Isle; Nudgy ; Star-Lite ; Dolly; Singapore; Bermuda; Broncho; 

Hi-Ride ; Treasure Chest; Tropicana; Heavy Hitter and the Vendco Coin Changer. You 
can't beat our prices and service. HIRSH COIN MACHINE CORP. , 1309 NEW JERSEY AVE., WASH- 
INGTON, D. C. Tel: HObart 3170 

FOR SALE — 2 Skyfighters $65. ea. ; 1 Bally Defender $50. ; 1 Bally Rapid Fire $50. ; 2 Air 
Raiders $49.50 ea. ; 1 Victory Pool $49.50; 1 Red Ball $49.50; 2 Anti-Aircraft, Br. $25. ea. ; 
MARCUS KLEIN, 577 TENTH AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. 


FOR SALE — 100 pin ball machines, pre-war and post-war models. Suitable for New York Oper- 
ators. H. BETTI & SONS, 1706 MANHATTAN AVE., UNION CITY, N. J. Tel: UNion 3-8584 

FOR SALE - 3 Evans Races 50 Free Plan Conv. $495. ea. ; 2 Victory Special $135. ea. ; 1 
Twin Bonus Super Bell 5-5 $435. ; 1 Bonus Super Bell $275. ; 2 Draw Bells $200 ea. ; 1 
Total Roll, like new $145. ; 3 High Hands $35. ea. ; 4 Silver Moons $22.50 ea. ; 1 Bangtails 
50 F.P. Conv. $275. WALDROP DISTRIBUTING CO., 1728 N. CHARLES ST., BALTIMORE 1, MD. 

Tel: Lex 7647 


FOR SALE - The best in used games: United Mexico $100.; Hawaiis $130. ; Nevada $135.; 
Singapore $150. ; Gottlieb Flying Trapeze $115. ; Humpty Dumpty $155. ; Bally Special 
Entry $310. ; Victory Special, without automatic shuffle $155, with automatic shuffle 
$175. 1/3 deposit required. CROWN NOVELTY CO., INC., 920 HOWARD AVE., NEW ORLEANS, LA. 

Tel: CAnal 7137 


FOR SALE - Pinball games at the lowest prices in the U.S.A. Mexico $115. ; Kilroy $70. ; 
Canteen $35. ; Big League $35. ; Havana $70. ; Rio $65. ; Spellbound $45. ; Baffle Card $60. ; 
Carousel $80. ; Mystery $80. ; Fast Ball $40. ; Big Hit $35. ; Suspense $40. 24 hour delivery 

to New York. All pre-war games $15. ea. RELIABLE COIN MACHINE COMPANY, 184 WINDSOR ST., 
HARTFORD, CONN. Tel: 6-3583 


FOR SALE — Thoroughly reconditioned Pin Game: Kilroys $60.50; Havanas $79.50; Mexico $139.50; 
Bonanza $149.50 Nudgy, new $124.50; Gold Ball $99.50; Playboy $89.50; Cyclone $79.50; 
Ballyhoo $74.50; Tornado $69.50; Rio $69.50; Carousel $59.50; Mystery $59.50; Rocket $54.50; 
Super Score $49.50; Sea Breeze $49.50; Spellbound $39.50; State Fair $39.50; Fast Ball 
$34.50; Suspense $34.50. ATLAS AMUSEMENT COMPANY, 1078 UNION AVE., MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. 
Tel: 36-2309 


FOR SALE - Knockouts, Big Parades, Victory, etc. $10. ea. LEHIGH SPECIALTY CO., 

1407 W. MONTGOMERY AVE., PHILADELPHIA 21, PA. Tel: POP 3299 

FOR SALE — Brand New Bally Hy-Roll and Bally Big Inning, Williams Box Score. Used: 3 
Strikes 'N Spares, like new $350. ea. or $1,000 for the 3 ; 1 Williams All Stars, good condition 
$250. KING-PIN DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, 3004 GRAND RIVER, DETRO IT 1, MICH. Tel: Temple 2-5788 

FOR SALE - Mills slots and stands. I also buy same. Send me your list. MILTON BRAUN, 

RT. 3, BOX 428, SAVANNAH, GA. (Tel: 3-5432) 


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FOR SALE 


FOR SALE - Mills greatest proven money makers - original Black Cherry Bells, Golden 
Falls, Vest Pocket Bells, all like new. Lowest prices, quality considered. Mills 
Three Bells, repainted original factory colors $275. ; late head Mills Four Bells $200. 

Save with safety. Trade and buy with authorized Mills and Keeney Distributors. Established 
1905. SILENT SALES CO., SILENT SALES BLDG., 200 - 11th AVE. SO., MINNEAPOLIS 15, MINN. 

FOR SALE - Mills Four Bells, perfect $50. ; 1 Barrel Roll Skeeball $50. ; Jennings Cigarolla 
$30. ; Undersea Raider $50. ; Loudspeaker $5. ; Seeburg Envoy $200. ; Mills Empress $200. ; 
Watling 100 Rol-A-Top $50. BELMONT VENDING CO., 703 MAIN ST., BRIDGEPORT, OHIO. Tel: 750 

FOR SALE - Brand new Columbus 10-50 Peanut Vendors ; 10 Ball Gum Vendors in Stock. Brand new 
Daval 50 Free Play Cigarette or Fruit Reels. Write: H. M. BRANSON DISTRIBUTING CO., 516 SO. 
2nd ST., LOUISVILLE 2, KY. Tel: Wabash 1501. 

FOR SALE - This Week’s Specials! Suspense $69.50; Surf Queens $39.50; Step Up $65. ; Double 
Barrel $44.50; Big League $49.50; Undersea Raider $75. An exceptional buy on slightly used 
AMI Phonographs. Write or Call. HANNA DISTRIBUTING CO., 169 CAMPBELL AVE., UTICA 4, N. Y. 
Tel: 6-386 

FOR SALE - DuGrenier, Rowe, National and Uneedapak cigarette and candy machines, all models, 
under market prices. All in good working condition, ready for location. Also all other coin 
equipment. Uneedapak parts. Want - Will buy anything. Send us your list. MACK H. POSTEL, 

6750 NORTH ASHLAND AVE., CHICAGO 26, ILL. 


FOR SALE - 10 Keeney Three Way Bonus Super Bells, like new, guaranteed perfect 
mechanically and outward appearance $800. ea. Terms: 1/3 Deposit, balance C.O.D. 
ADVANCE AUTOMATIC SALES CO., 1350 HOWARD ST., SAN FRANCISCO 3, CALIF. 


FOR SALE - All kinds of used machines in perfect condition. Write us for lowest prices. 
BRILLIANT MUSIC CO., 4606 CASS AVE., DETROIT 1, MICH. Tel: TEmple 1-7455. 


FOR SALE - Pilot Trainer, used only four months. Cannot be told from new. I am closing my 
arcade. $500. f.o.b. Los Angeles. Add $25. for crating. Send or wire 10% deposit. WM. 
NATHANSON, 2738-1/2 CINCINNATI ST., LOS ANGELES 53, CALIF. 

FOR SALE - DuGrenier W $75., WD $85., completely overhauled, equipped with double dime mechan- 
ism, choice of new beautiful two-toned blue and grey or maroon and grey. Terms: 1/3 down, 
balance C.O.D. SILENT SALES CO., SILENT SALES BLDG., 200 - 11th ST., MINNEAPOLIS 11, MINN. 

FOR SALE - 10 - 616 Wurl. $75. ea. ; 2 - 600R Wurl. $150. ea. ; 1 - 1940 Rock-Ola C.M. $90. ; 

3 Seeburg Mayfairs $150. ea. ; 2 Seeburg Regals $175. ea. All above machines in excellent 
condition. X-CEL NOVELTY CO., 1929 W. TIOGA ST., PHILA. 40, PA. Tel: RA. 5-8705 

FOR SALE - Williams ' All Stars, last model, brand new in original crate, $395.; Strikes 'N 
Spares, new unit, excellent condition $495. ; 7 Ft. Premier Ten Grand, used but like new, 

$225. KING-PIN EQUIPMENT COMPANY, 826 MILLS STREET, KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN. 

FOR SALE - William's All Stars $275. ; Ballyhoo's $100. ; Surf Queens $35. ; Big Leagues $35. ; 
Phonos: Seeburg Crown, Plaza, Gem $125. ea. ANTHONY HIRT, 2303 NO. 11th ST., SHEBOYGAN, WIS. 


FOR SALE - Losing warehouse. Prices slashed: Blue Fronts ^50, $54.50; 100 $59.50; 250 
$64.50. Brown Fronts 50, $59.50; 100 $64.50; 250 $69.50. Gold or Chrome 50, $69.50; 100 
$74.50; 250 $79.50. Silver Moon Chiefs 50, $69.50; 100 $79.50. Silver Chiefs 50, $54.50; 

100 $59.50. Red Skins 50, $59.50; 100 $69.50. Box Stands with locks $7.50. POULL'S 
BETTER MUSIC, 533 MILL STREET, WEST BEND, WIS. Tel: 896 

FOR SALE - Packard Phonographs Model #7 and #400 Hideaways, new, never unpacked. Also new 
Packard Speakers, Models 700, 800, 900. Closing out distributorship stock. Will sacrifice. 
Write or wire. NORTH IDAHO SALES, 303 SIXTH SI., WALLACE, IDAHO. Tel: 319 


FOR SALE - 5 Chicken Sams $40. ; 2 Bally Rapid Fire $45. ; 1 Scientific Batting Practice 
$55. ; 1 Jennings free play 50 slot, like new $45. ; 14 ft. bowling alley $50.00; C. W. RUMPEL, 
540 SO. WEADOCK AVE., SAGINAW, MICH. Tel: 28067 


FOR SALE - Wurlitzer: 850, 950, 800 $225.; 780E $239.50; 500 $119.50; 616 Illuminated 
$59.50; 616 plain $49.50. Seeburg: Hitone RC $149.50; Commander, Cadet, Envoy, Major, 
etc. $149.50; Classic, Vogue $109.50; Plaza, Casino, Regal, Gem $89.50; Wireless and 
3-wire Wallboxes, write; Lotones professionally rebuilt and guaranteed $250. Rock-Ola: 
Commando $129.50; Super & Master $129.50; Deluxe $119.50; Standard $109.50; 1946 
Rock-Ola, like new $369.50. DAVIS DISTRIBU TING CORP., 738 ERIE BLVD. E. , SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

FOR SALE - Good News ! Limited quantity brand new Adams Model G.V. 10 Gum Machines, color - 
red and blue - six columns - compact - slug proof - immediate delivery $24. F.O.B. Anderson. 
Unlimited quantities of Adams 10 Vending Gum 510 per box of 100 pieces. 1/3 deposit with 
all orders. JOE E. FLOYD, 515 TAYLOR ST., ANDERSON, S. C. Tel: 1794 -M 

FOR SALE - 25 Model 80 Kirk Astrology Scales $169.50 ea. THE VENDING MACHINE CO., 205-215 
FRANKLIN ST., FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. Tel: 3171. 


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FOR SALE - New 150 Solotone Wall Boxes I 21 Location Amplifiers; 20 Leveling Pre-Amplifiers; 

2 Demonstrating Units ; 1 Studio Unit for connecting telephone lines. Make us an offer 
on all or any part of this inventory. This is a Close-Out! GLENN EARL, INC., 157 WEST 
2nd SOUTH, SALT LAKE CITY 1, UTAH. Tel: 37601 

FOR SALE - Guaranteed Used Machines - Bells ; Consoles ; One-Ball ; Pins. The machines are 
perfect, the prices are right ! Write for list. CONSOLE DISTRIBUTING CO., 1006 POYDRAS 
ST., NEW ORLEANS, LA. _ 

FOR SALE - 5 Ball Pin Games. All thoroughly reconditioned, cleaned, rails refinished, packed 
in good cartons. At $25. : Sporty, Blondie, Big Town, Formation, Big Chief, Crossline. At 
$30. : Four Roses, Band Wagon, Twin Six, Ten Spot, ABC Bowler, Flat Top, Chubby, Wild Fire. 

At $35. : Towers, Show Boat, All American, Sky Ray, Spot Pool, Gun Club, Dixie, Clover, Hi 
Hat, Champ, School Days, Laura, Legionnaire, Venus, Seven Up. At $45. : Arizona, Surf Queen, 
Midget Racer, Big League. At $75. Superscore. One Balls F.P. : Sport Special $45. ; Dark 
Horse $60. ; Blue Grass $65. Immediate shipment. 1/3 deposit, bal. C.O.D. W. F. KEENEY 
MFG. CO., 7729 CONSTANCE AVE., CHICAGO, ILL. 


PARTS AND SUPPLIES 

FOR SALE - We are now closing out our stock of Black Cherry and Golden Falls Case and Casting 
Assemblies for $30. ea. Assembly includes Castings, Wood Case, Club Handle, Drill Proofing, 
Awar d Cards, Ja ck Pot Glass, etc. WOLFE MUSIC CO., 1201 W. MAIN ST., OTTAWA, ILL. Tel: 1302 

FOR SALE - Parts and supplies for all types coin operated machines. Send for Free illustrated 
wall chart. Lists over 1200 different items from A to Z. If you operate coin machines you should 
be on our mailing list. Coin Chutes, clocks, fuses, glass locks, rubber rings, wrappers, etc. 
Largest parts suppliers in the U.S.A. BLOCK MARBLE CO., 1425 N. BROAD ST., PHILA. 22, PENNA. 

FOR SALE - Wholesale Radios-Parts, etc.; Pilot lites Special! No. 47 $40. per 1000; No. 51 
or 55 - 10 for 480, 100 for $4.40, 300 $.042 ea. ; Nos. 40, 46, 44, 47 - 10 for 580, 100 for 
$5.30, 300 $.05 ea. ; Tube cartons for GT tubes (1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 3-1/2") Bundles of Fifty 
500; Radio Tubes: 1LC6-980 ea. (6SK7GT 350 ea. Center pins broken but tubes good). 

BELMONT RADIO SUPPLY, 1921 BELMONT AVE., CHICAGO 13, ILL. 

FOR SALE - Pin Game Cartons. Heads Separate, leg wrappers and proper fillings. Best pin game 
cartons made, 310 lb. test cardboard, $3. ea. on order of 10, $2.85 ea. on order of 25, $2.75 ea. 
on orders of 100. Let us know your needs. We also carry a complete list of Bally & Evans games 
fc parts. PALISADE SPECIALTIES CO., 498 ANDERSON AVE., CLIFFSIDE PARK, N. J. Tel: Cliff side 
6-2892. 


FOR SALE - Tubes - Standard Brands, 60% off list. Specify 1st and 2nd 
choice. All tubes boxed. Extra Special: RCA-6C4 - 450 (Mention The 
Cash Box). Send for our latest tube list. ENGLISH SALES CO., 600 
NO. ABERDEEN ST., CHICAGO, ILL. 

FOR SALE - Tubes - Standard Brands, 60% off list. Specify 1st and 2nd 
choice. All tubes boxed. Extra Special: RCA-6C4 - 450. (Mention 
The Cash Box). Send for our latest tube list. ENGLISH SALES CO., 
600 NO. ABERDEEN ST., CHICAGO, ILL. 


MISCELLANEOUS 


NOTICE - Free Booklet "Dollars From Pennies" gives the "know-how" of bulk vending. State 
whether you now operate bulk venders or are interested in beginning. BECKER VENDORS, 105-7 
DEWEY, BRILLION, WIS. 

NOTICE - Music Operators. Motors rewound $5.50; Wurlitzer counter model trays refinished 
and rebushed $6.50. BILL'S PHONO MOTOR REPAIR, 5947 EMERALD AVE., CHICAGO 21, ILL. Tel: 
ENglewood 8192 

FOR RENT - Roll Downs - to established operators: Advance Rolls $40. per month; Esso 
Arrows $40. per month; Total Rolls $18. per month ; Lite Leagues $16 per month. Total rental 
may be applied against purchase price. When writing send in three references. NATIONAL 
NOVELTY CO., 183 E. MERRICK RD., MERRICK, N. Y. 

FOR RENT - Summer concessions in Coney Island, such as Penny Pitches, Games, Guess 
Your Weight, Poker Roll in Penny Arcade, Fishing Game. HERMAN WOLFF, 2956 W. 22nd 
ST., BROOKLYN 24, N. Y. 

MUSIC OPERATORS - Our service is over six years old. If you have not yet used this 
service, you are losing a great deal on your operating costs. What Service??? Re- 
Sharpening your used phonograph needles. It is Dependable and Guaranteed in every way. 

Do not delay; send a card and we will send complete details and free shipping containers. 
RE-SHARP NEEDLE SERVICE, BOX 770, FORT DODGE, IOWA. 


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Lots of the guys and gals still talking about that W.W. 
broadcast wherein Winchell turned aside from his mike and 
mentioned that Ray Moloney and Dave Gottlieb were in the 
studio at the time and that they had brought him a check 
for $130,000. Both Ray and Dave greatly enjoyed their 
quickie trip to the Big Town, we hear . . . Most enthusiastic 
guy I know around this town these days is Billy DeSelm, 
who’s simply sputtering with the King’s English all about 
their brand new bldg which is under construction already. 
The way Billy tells it, it seems to me that any day now I’ll 
have to drive northwest instead of just north. But, what’s 
most important, Billy tells me, is the way that the boys here, 
there and everywhere in the country are going for “Tropi- 
cana”. It seems United just can’t make ’em fast enough . . . 
Dick Hood of H. C. Evans & Co. left for his home in Ft. 
Lauderdale, Fla and will spend at least four to five weeks 
there, maybe even longer. Dick reports that their new “Bat- 
A-Score” is going so well with the boys that he is rushing the 
factory to get those babies out just as soon as possible. Looks 
like Dick has a really grand hit in this new baseball game. 


Over at Pace Mfg. Co., Gene Bates continues to be one of 
the busiest guys I’ve met. Gene has arranged some new 
sales plans for the trade and there’s no doubt that lots and 
lots of the nation’s coinmen are going to benefit by these 
arrangements. For full details — see Gene . . . well, well and 
well, looks like Ben Coven is completely set in the radio and 
television field. The new showrooms displaying the sets are 
unusually attractive and Ben believes that they’re well under 
way to becoming one of the nation’s outstanding distribs in 
this field. Ben is also very optimistic about coinbiz future, 
reporting that business has been on the upswing . . . Charlie 
Schlicht of Mills Industries who has just returned from an 
extended sales trip reports that things are going along great 
guns and that if everything continues to roll along just as 
smoothly that the new wall box will be ready by the end 
of March . . . Eddie Hansen, vice-pres. of Groetchen Tool, 
who is still very much the bridegroom, is absolutely thrilled 
to little pieces over the way that little machine of theirs, 
“Camera Chief”, is going over. It’s the one and only three 
dimensional picture viewer in the business and, from what 
we hear, the kids are simply stuffing the Camera Chiefs with 
pennies to see the famous syndicated comic strips in 3 
dimension color. 


The boys over at Marvel Mfg. Co. are plenty hepped up 
these days over the swing of orders they’ve been getting for 
the firm’s new game, “Gold Mine” . . . and from what we 
hear Ted Rubenstein is beginning to feel like one of the 
most important of the mfrs in this man’s town ... he should 
with a good hit . . . Gordon Sutton, the Windy City’s 
Wurlitzer man, is all pepped up, too ... he tells me that 
business has been booming right along . . . “and”, ands 
Gordon, “with some of the deals we’ve got under way, 
wouldn’t be surprised if ’48 turns out to be one of our very 
best business years” . . . and that should make lots of you 
music guys feel terrific . . . A1 Stern of World Wide reports 
that he’s working on several new angles and expects to come 
up with something really different for the coinbiz . . . and 
very, very soon, too . . . we’re listenin’, A1 . . . Myer Gens- 
burg is really thrilled with the orders Genco have been getting 
in every day’s mail for their new clickero, “Triple Action” 
. . . according to Myer, “It started at the convention and the 
orders have been growing greater every day” . . . there’s 
something to latch on to . . . And lots and lots of action 
over at Williams Mfg. Co. this past week . . . Fulton (Skeet) 
Moore, in charge of sales, reports that “Stormy” is stormin’ 
right over the top and turning out to be one of the best ever 
built by ^the firm . . . Harry Williams has been mysteriously 
busy in that ’way back room of the firm developing something 
sensational ’, we’re told and will, maybe tell the trade about 
it very soon . . . Sam Stern of Scott-Crosse Co., Phila., Pa., 
popped into town and was in conference with Harry Williams. 
Sam, it is reported, will soon take over his duties as vice- 
prexy of the firm. 


Please verify, somebody . . . just heard from the West 
Coast that Midge Ryan stopped off at Las Vegas ... to get 
married? . . . J. R. Bacon of 0. D. Jennings & Co. just 
returned from a quickie vacation in Arizona’s sunshine . . 
full of enthusiasm, vim and vigor . . . and, what’s more, he’s 
elated over the very swell reports he’s received from Jen- 
ning’s roadmen who have told him that the new products 



of the firm are really zoomin’ over with the coinmen every- 
where . . . that’s really somethin’ nice to hear when you 
return to your desk . . . Joe Caldron of AMI came back with 
one of those airplane stories . . . seems that on his visit 
down to Union City, Tenn., Joe bumped into a phono op 
(who also pilots his own plane) and who installed his first 
machine at the local airport . . . results were so good, Joe 
reports, that he’s now contracted with 15 more surrounding 
airports and will service the phonos via his own private 
plane . . . that’s sending music up in the air, ain’t it, Joe? 
. . . We hear that Jim Mangan of Mangan & Eckland (whose 
new book, by the way, “Design”, has clicked swellishly) will 
soon have something of very outstanding importance for the 
nation’s many coinmen ... Sol Gottlieb just returned from 
an extended roadtrip . . . reports that the firm’s “Lady 
Robin Hood” has gone over great . . . Sol reports, business is 
marvelous for the guys and gals who are right out there 
on the firing line helping corral the coin. 


Sam Wolberg of Chicago Coin a very busy man these days 
. . . Sam has a zillion organization meetings which he attends 
and heads as many more . . . and with the succes his “Ber- 
muda” is enjoying ... he just seems to be dashing up and 
back from the factory all day long . . . We hear that the 
“2 Charlies” (Rosenblatt and Hoffman) who were formerly 
with Lou Koren are running all over our town seeking phono 
routes to buy . . . can’t be so bad with these boys “on the 
buy” can it? ... And that reminds me, Lou Koren’s showing 
of the new Aireon Coronet 400 phono clicked so well that 
Lou’s now more enthused than ever . . . says he to me, 
“This is what the ops wanted — a low priced machine with 
very small payments over a long period of time” . . . Tried 
to contact Gene Steffens over at Permo Point this week and 
learned he was out of town once again . . . seems like Gene 
just can’t be kept in any one spot too long . . . what with 
all the music ops clear across the country always asking to 
have him at their affairs and for him to help them iron out 
their problems and also be sure to attend to dozens of other 
things . . . including, of course, the tremendous sales which 
the marvelous Permo Point needles enjoys everywhere in 
the automatic phono industry . . . Art Weinand over at 
Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. is pahlenty busy . . . believe me . . 
I visited with him this past week and between dozens of 
phone calls and orders pouring in for their beautiful “Magic- 
Glo” phono, Art was trying to answer his mail, initial dozens 
of requests, assure ops he would be here, there and every- 
where to greet ’em — and still keep doing his sales job — 
all at one and the same time. Here’s a really swell person, 
you can take that from me. 


Over at Bally Mfg. Co. the boys are so busy these days 
that they just zoom right by each other in the hallways with- 
out even seeing one another ... all but “Dapper” Tom Calla- 
han . . . he’s so happy over the success of their new products 
that he wants to get right out and shout it to all the world 
. . . suggest that Tom just change over to one of “those ties” 
he likes to wear . . . get himself a platform and right down on 
State and Madison he’ll collect a crowd to tell ’em all about 
that grand, new game, “Melody” . . . Georgie Ponser simply 
can’t over it . . . everytime he wants to start something 
new . . . more and more orders pour in for “Pro Score” . . . 
looks like Georgie will never able to finish the “run” on this 
rollodwn if orders keep cornin’ in the way they have been 
ever since the convention . . . Milty Salstone tells me that 
everyone of the record dealers on the South Side post the 
“Hot On Chicago’s South Side” record reports from The Cash 
Box right on their front windows and, he claims, “it’s simply 
pulling in the customers” . . . Lee Jones, that ole timer, is 
absolutely thrilled the way his many, many friends across 
the country have swung over to “Tom Tom” . . . “whatta 
game, whatta game,” is the way that Lee breathlessly puts it 
. . . Jimmy (Globe) Johnson is a pretty busy boy these days 
with Vince Moiphy out of the joint . . . seems that Jimmy 
is working two shifts now . . . but can still be pulled away 
from anything he’s doing by the mention of one word — 
“camera” — try it. 


By the way, so’s you guys and gals will know — Marshall 
Micon has returned to his home in Los Angeles — not liking 
our wintry blasts here — even tho he tremendously enjyoed 
the coinmen and coingals in this Windy City. Marshall will 
be heard from, as soon as he has settled himself, from the 
West Coastway. 


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The operators, jobbers and distributors of amuse- 
ment games gathered at the Manhattan Center this 
week to discuss the local pin game situation. Teddy 
Blatt, attorney, addressed the group and pointed out 
that the manual type game should be operated at 
this time, and that the plunger type games are looked 
upon with disfavor at present by the officials. "We 
should progress slowly and surely” stated Teddy. 
Joe Hirsh also addressed the group, expressing his 
views on the plunger type game. Originally the 
intention was to hold the meeting in one of the 
smaller rooms at the Center, but over 300 coinmen 
turned out, and it was necessary to take over a 
large hall. 

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Meanwhile, the distributors and jobbers are in 
good action, selling plenty of equipment. Some 
operators are using A1 Schlesinger’s conversion, 
which eliminates the plunger, and makes the game 
the roll down type . . . The jobbers and distributors 
are now phoning and calling on each other, buying 
and selling machines . . . Ben Becker, Ben Becker 
Sales Company, was demonstrating his skill on 
Bally’s new five ball roll down "Melody” at Hymie 
Rosenberg’s office. Ben hit the highest possible score 
on one occasion. Which reminds us, Becker spent the 
week-end with the Bally officials, Ray Moloney, 
George Jenkins and Herb Jones, and was a loser of 
$15 at Gin. "I got off a lot easier than most of them” 
claims Ben . . . Dave Gottlieb, head of D. Gottlieb 
& Co., also was in town. Dave and Ray presented 
Walter Winchell a check for $130,000 for the 
Damon Runyon Cancer Fund, which brought the 
total up to the quarter million mark promised by 
the industry. Winchell, with Gottlieb and Moloney 
at his broadcast, gave the industry quite a send off 
to his many millions of listeners. 

sc- * ss- 

Jack Semel returns from Chicago with Willie 
Levey, and announces that he has joined up with 
him in Supreme Automatics, Inc., Brooklyn, N. Y., 
and that the firm have been appointed exclusive 
distributors for Williams Manufacturing Company 
for the Metropolitan area, which includes New 
Jersey up to Trenton. Their building, located in the 
coin row of Brooklyn, is now being renovated and 
rebuilt, to give the firm more space . . . A1 Silber- 
man, sales manager of Adams-Fairfax, Cali forni a, 
in town and visiting with the boys along Tenth 
Avenue . . . Barney (Shugy) Sugerman, Runyon 
Sales Company, personally seeing the jobbers and 
operators on Keeney’s "Cover Girl” . . . Dave Lowy 
and Phil Mason of Dave Lowy & Company, have a 
raft of amusement machines on their floor, offering 
the operator quite a selection . . . The offices of 
Modern Music Sales Corporation are quite a gather- 
ing point these days, and Nat Cohn has a number 
of new people in his employ to handle the many 
additional lines he’s taken on lately. 



EASTERN 

FLASHES 


Eddie Corriston, Palisade Specialties, Inc., Cliff side 
Park, N. J. seen in a very serious huddle with Hymie 
Rosenberg. Looks like something in the wind . . . 
Eddie, a known basketball expert, has been collabo- 
rating with one of the local sport writers, who is 
gathering material for a special feature story . . . 
Harry Schneider, Seaboard New York Corporation, 
in addition to doing quite a business on used equip- 
ment, is smiling broadly over the acceptance of 
Genco’s "Triple Action” . . . Charlie Aronson and 
Bill Alberg, over at the Brooklyn Amusement Ma- 
chine Company, Brooklyn, N. Y. tells us that the 
operators are placing some nice orders for Evans’ 
"Bet A Score” baseball game. 

* * * 

Harry Pearl and Dave Stern, Seacoast Distrib- 
utors, looking toward Spring with great optimism. 
Harry tells the story how the recent snow storms 
slowed up deliveries of Rock-Ola phonos to his cus- 
tomers, but in some instances he was able to over- 
come the problem. An operator wanted a machine 
delivered to his location, but due to the high pile 
of snow along side the street, claimed it was impos- 
sible to set it. That didn’t stop Harry. He drove as 
close to the location as possible, and with the help 
of his mechanic and the operator shoveled the snow 
away. "If it has to be done, it has to be done” states 
Pearl . . . Jack Ehrlich, Hart Distributing Company, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., a family man of the highest cali- 
bre, tells us that he’s been so busy lately, that he’s 
being kept down at the office at all hours. 

* * * 

Dave Feinberg, who has been distributing ma- 
chines in this territory for a number of years, an- 
nounces that he’s opening up jobbing offices at 141 
Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. under the name of 
Amusement Supply Co. Until the above location can 
be readied for occupancy, Dave is conducting busi- 
ness from his present quarters, 2062 — 84th St. . . . 
Sidney H. Levine, attorney for the Automatic Music 
Operators Association, leaving for Washington, 
D. C. to study the impending juke box bills. Levine, 
by the way, is representing the many music asso- 
ciations, who appointed him to that post at their 
recent meeting in Chicago during the CMI conven- 
tion . . . Joe Young and Dan Kipnis, of the newly 
organized Young Distributing Company, Wurlitzer 
distributors here, have been meeting with many of 
the local operators, who are dropping in to meet up 
with them . . . Chris Christopher, Chris Novelty 
Company, Bally sales representative with offices in 
Baltimore, Md., returns from a road trip thru Penn- 
sylvania, and relates how he was iced in at these 
towns, and was delayed for hours . . . Sammy Stern, 
Scott-Crosse Company, Philadelphia, Pa., reports 
that Williams’ new five ball "Stormy” is going great 
. . . A1 Cohen, Asco Vending Company, Newark, 
N. J., states that he’s selling loads of Groetchen’s 
"lc Camera Chief”. "The greatest small amusement 
machine turned out in years” claims Al. 


The Cash Bex 


Page 44 


February 21, 194o 



Local ops more than mildly interested in the story carried by 
daily papers on arrest of a San Diego man for putting the 
slug to vending machines . . . Federal agents collared the 
culprit under the recent fed statute that makes it unlawful 
to so abuse coin machines . . . When arrested, the suspect had 
8500 slugs and 800 pennies on him . . . His double take on 
the illegal operations consisted of the penny change haul 
and resale of cigarettes . . . Musically, the local press also 
got a big rise out of Coin Row and more of the same in the 
vicinity of Sunset and Vine . . . Song writers and record 
companies took note of the settlement pending between Petrillo 
and Congress, whereby Rep. Kearns (R. Pa.) promised to in- 
troduce a b 11 granting royalties on records . . . the amount to 
be bargained out between musicians and platter makers . . . 
Disc jockeys, the Cinderella boys of the year, really came in 
for a blasting from Petrillo and his legal mouthpiece, who 
contended the record spinners were getting fat by bleeding 
the musicians. 



CALIFORNIA 

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us that Bill Wolf is still in San Francisco with AMDs John 
Hadock and is looking for release date on the new AMI 40 
Record selector box when the boss gets back this weekend . . . 
Bill Williams continues to sing the praises of “Box Score” 
rolldown and would be doing the same for Williams’ 5 ball 
“Sunny” except he’s fresh sold out of ’em . . . C. A. Robin- 
son’s A1 Bettelman heads for Las Vegas this week to show 
off the new Jennings “Tic-Tac-To” . . . Paul Laymon blossoms 
out with some more snappy looking 5 balls in United’s 
“Tropicana” and Gottlieb’s “Robin Hood” . . . Both feature 
illustrated boards to please the male eye, one with hula 
maidens and the other with Maid Marion in lieu of her archer 
boy friend . . . Paul has a good word for the new Redy-Nickel 
coin changer . . . down in price and moving fast, says he . . . 


Meanwhile, come Petrillo, bans and congressional investiga- 
tions, most of the local record companies are proceeding 
merrily on their way ... If they can’t cut ’em, they can still 
release ’em . . . and most of the discomforts, are in shape to do 
that for at least a year . . . Modern Records are so optimistic 
about prospects, they’re now enlarging production plant . . . 
Head man Jules Bihari and Sol Bihari in New York “on 
business” while Joe Bihari dropped in on New Orleans this 
week to help open the new office of Music Sales, Modern’s 
distributors, at 704 Barone Street . . . 


Capitol reports a lively flow on its product, with Nellie 
“Real Gone Gal” Lutcher leading the jukebox parade with 
just about anything that’s been cut by her . . . Speaking of 
Nellie, she’s also a real good gal . . . what with her eagerly 
volunteering to appear on the March of Dimes program over a 
local radio station . . . and then quietly mailing a nice check 
to station to be turned over to the fine cause . . . Red Ingie 
is a cinch to boost his already strong popularity with coin 
machine players by a personal appearance at one of the local 
niteries . . . The “Tim-Tay-Shun” artist will undoubtedly 
pac ’em in . . . and if it gets too crowded, trust Red to tear 
the roof off . . . Martha Tilton, a surefire favorite of music 
box men, is now back in the Capitol fold after a short 
absence . . . Her first new release will be cut March 1. 

Over at Aladdin things are still going like magic . . . Talent 
finder Eddie Mesner is up Acapulco way vacationing and see- 
ing what the natives have to offer in the way of talent while 
brother Leo is tending to the l)ome works . . . Ready for 
release on February 20 are a new batch of blushing blues by 
“Lightnin’ ” Hopkins, Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris, “Plenty 
Dirty” Red and some of the other Aladdin standbys . . . Leo 
reports that the spiritual trend in popular “race” records 
is coming up strong . . . Contributing to it will be Sister 
Dorothy Mae Willett’s “I’m Going To Live A Life That I 
Sing About” backed by “Stand Still” . . . New label by 
Aladdin is Score, featuring Baltimore’s Trumpeteers in the 
spiritual mood with “Milky White Way” and “Handwriting 
on the Wall” . . . Robert Gordon of Van-Es is due soon with 
new release for Barclay Allen and the Rhythm Four . . . 
hoping for another “Cumana” hit . . . Herb Montei of 
Vanguard Songs is busy plugging “Penny” by the Pied 
Pipers (Capitol) and Artie Wayne’s rendition of “Tony’s 
Place” (Huckster) . . . Specialty Record’s chief Art Rupe 
talks like a man about to pocket a few dollars over Roy 
Milton’s “Keep a Dollar in Your Pocket” . . . Art has 
Cadillacs on his mind these days, what with trying to make 
an exploitation tie-up with General Motors for Milton’s new 
“Cadillac Boogie”. 

Coin Row registered plenty of steady activity this week . . . 
Nothing sensational, as Automatic Games’ Dannie Jackson 
puts it, but nothing for the obituary columns . . . Dannie 
reports some new sales in San Bernardino and expects a lot 
more from that territory in near future . . . Nels Nelson tells 


Bernie Shapiro reports several new items for his Adams- 
Fairfax vending outfit . . . Brand new nut machine offers the 
public one slot for pennies and nickels, with a six portion for 
five cent option to the ops . . . Also a new coin counter for 
pennies, nickels and dimes with the talent in automatic fea- 
tures . . . Right hand man A1 Silberman still in New York 
lining up new distribs and reporting that “many old line coin 
machine men are taking on vending machines as a stabilizing 
product” . . . Len Micon of Pacific Coast Dist. says Genco’s 
“Bing-A-Roll” rolldown is proving a good thing on locations 
. . . same goes for Genco’s “Triple Action” 5 ball, a real live 
one . . . Len calls it “the country’s No. 1 pin game” . . . 


Charlie Fulcher of Mills Sales had visitors this week, 
including J. P. “Midge” Ryan from the Chi factory and 
Art Bouterious from the Oakland office . . . Ryan stopped 

off at Las Vegas to get married . . . Jack Gutshall says 

new Packard equipment coming in and moving out every day 
. . . General Music’s Fred Gaunt fresh back from trip to 
San Diego and glowing about Rock-Ola’s new Magic-Glo . . . 
Ray Powers of E. T. Mapes is busy entertaining the boss down 
from San Francisco and trying to keep pace with the demand 
for Filben’s new phono . . . 


Seen on and around Coin Row this week were such visiting 
firemen as San Gabriel’s Crowley and Petteruto; Compton’s 
E. R. Rippee and Frank Milano; Inglewood’s Jack Bahler and 
Johnny Nelson; Gardena’s L. J. Kliza; Van Nuys’ R. L. Meline; 
Covina’s Bill Bradley and the Mrs. . . . Floyd Anthony of 
Santa Maria also had the frau along . . . Fred Allen did a 
single-o from Bakersfield . . . Ray Faust in from Santa Ana, 
Clyde Denlinger from Balboa and Cal Brown dropped in from 
Automatic Games’ office in San Diego . . . 

Late wax clippings: Exclusive’s Charlie Craig says be on 
lookout for Johnny Moore and His Three Blazers’ disc of 
“Teresa” . . . Mercury is priming a new Frankie Laine release 
. . . Spina-Green are plugging like mad on “Let’s Spend a 
Quiet Evening at Home” . . . Evelyn Knight did it on air last 
week, also the Andrews Sisters . . . Only waxing so far on 
tune is a Majestic by Artie Wayne . . . TIP TO OPS: If you’re 
doing well with Bobby Worth’s “Please Don’t Play No. 6 To- 
night,” switch to your No. 6 position and watch it do even 
better . . . This was the finding of a psychologist, claims 
Bobby . . . people love to be told what not to do . . . FLASH: 
Clarence Ansley, who formerly operated the Automatic Sales 
Co. in Santa Fe, N. M., now operating the Crawford Coin 
Machine Sales & Service Co. in Las Vegas, Nev., a route he 
recently purchased. Clarence wants all his friends to stop off 
when in Las Vegas and visit with him. 





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