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VOLUME XV 


MAY 1, 1954 


NUMBER 32 



The stars of Audivox Records, Dorothy Collins and Raymond Scott, 
demonstrate the steps they go through in making a record such as their 
latest one, “Crazy Rhythm” and “Mountain High-Valley Low.” At the 
top left, they go over the score. Next they rehearse. Then they cut the 
tape. After that comes the acetate. And finally the couple listen to the 
playback in their own living room. When they are satisfied with the 
record, they call in their business manager, Leonard ^ olf (center 
photo) , who then takes over. 






IT HAPPENED 
IN MEMPHIS 

TENNESSEE 

AND IT MEANS MORE MONEY FOR 
MUSIC OPERATORS EVERYWHERE 


On January 3rd, 1 954, a Wurlitzer 1 700 mech- 
anism, disguised in a Wurlitzer 1500A cabi- 
net, was received by the Williams Distributing 
Company of Memphis, Tennessee. 


Similar location tests were conducted all over 
America. Everywhere the results were the 
same. Better music for patrons. Fewer calls for 
the service man. More money for the operator. 


It was uncrated, checked and played with no 
adjustments. 

On January 7th it was installed in a very fast- 
moving restaurant, open 18 hours a day. 

Previous to this test, there was a Wurlitzer 
1550 phonograph in the location which had 
been taking in higher than average weekly 
earnings. 


Today in hundreds of locations the Model 
1700HF is producing the same results — in- 
creased earnings — which prove it the great- 
est phonograph of all time. 


SEE IT, HEAR IT, AND BUY IT 
AT YOUR 

WURLITZER DISTRIBUTOR 


In the 16 weeks covered by the test with the 
1700 mechanism, a marked increase in play 
was noted. 

Three service calls were made for normal 
corrections. 

With this quick-acting changer, take in- 
creased more than 25% per week. 


1700 HF 

Takes the Mask off the Music 

Takes in More Money 





THE RUDOLPH WURLITZER COMPANY • NORTH TONAWANDA NEW YORK 




FOUNDED BY BILL GERSH 


The Cash Box 


Volume XV 


May 1, 1954 

Publishers 
BILL GERSH 
JOE ORLECK 


Number 32 


The Cash Box Publishing Co., Inc. 

26 West 47th Street, New York 36, N. Y. 

(All Phones: JUdson 6-2640) 

JOE ORLECK 

• 

CHICAGO OFFICE 

32 West Randolph St., Chicago 1, 111. 

(All Phones: DEarborn 2-0045) 

BILL GERSH 
Karyl Long 

• 

LOS ANGELES OFFICE 
6363 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Cal. 
(Phone: WEbster 1-1121) 

CARL TAFT 


(Music Editorial) 


Now Is The Time To 



NASHVILLE OFFICE 
417 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. 

(Phone: NAshville 5-7031) 

CHARLIE LAMB 

• 

LONDON OFFICE 

17 Hilltop, London, N.W., England 
MARCEL STELLMAN 

• 

EXECUTIVE STAFF 
JOE ORLECK, Advertising Director 
BOB AUSTIN, General Mgr., Music Dept. 

SID PARNES, Editor-In-Chief 
NORMAN ORLECK, Associate Editor 
MARTY OSTROW, Associate Editor 
IRA HOWARD, Associate Editor 
A. ARTESE, Office Manager 
A. FORMAN, Circulation 
POPSIE, Staff Photographer 
BRUNO DUTKOWSKY, Art Director 

• 

ADVERTISING RATES on request. All advertising 
closes Friday at 12 Noon preceding week of issue. 
Advertisements subject to approval of publishers. 

• 

SUBSCRIPTION RATES $15 per year anywhere in the 
U.S.A. Special listing for jobbers and distributors at 
$48 per year includes 40 word classified advertisement 
each week for an entire year (52 weeks) plus the full 
year’s subscription free of charge. Airmail, First Class, 
as well as Special Delivery subscription rates on re- 
quest. Subscription rates for all foreign countries on 
request. • 

THE CASH BOX covers the coin operated machines 
industry, and all allied to this industry throughout the 
United States and all over the world. The Cash 
Box is on hand at various American consular offices 
throughout the world. This coverage includes operators, 
jobbers, distributors and manufacturers and all allied 
to: — automatic coin operated music equipment; auto- 
matic coin operated vending and service machines; 
as well as coin operated amusement equipment; in all 
divisions. The music and record fields, recording 
artists, publishers of music, disc jockeys, radio sta- 
tions, and all others identified with, or allied to, the 
music machines industry are completely covered. Manu- 
facturers and distributors of various merchandise, parts, 
supplies, components and all materials used in the vend- 
ing, music and amusement fields are covered by The 
Cash Box. Banks, finance firms, loan organizations and 
other financial institutions, expressly interested in the 
financing of coin operated machines of all types, are 
covered. • 

“THE CONFIDENTIAL PRICE LISTS” 

“The Confidential Price Lists" are the one and only 
officially recognized price quotation guide of all new 
and used machines in the United States. “The Con- 
fidential Price Lists” are an exclusive, copyrighted 
feature of The Cash Box. “The Confidential Price 
Lists” are recognized by many cities and states through- 
out the country as the “official price book of the 
coin operated machines industry.” “ The Confidential 
Price Lists” are officially used in the settlement of estates, 
for buying, selling and trading of all coin operated 
equipment, and are also officially recognized for taxa- 
tion purposes. “The Confidential Price Lists" are used 
by finance firms, factors, loan companies, bankers, and 
other financial institutions to guide them in making loans 
to members of the coin operated machines industry. They 
have been legally recognized in courts throughout the 
United States and Canada. Entire business transactions 
and legal cases are based upon the quotations appearing 
in “The Confidential Price Lists.” 

• 

CORRESPONDENTS IN LEADING CITIES 
THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES 

• 

Copyright under International Copyright Convention. All 
rights reserved by Pan American Copyright Convention. 
Copyright 1954 by The Cash Box Publishing Co., Inc. 


This is the time to do business. 

Let’s face the fact that for the past 
month or two, the record business has 
been slow. But probably not as slow as 
many people would lead us to believe. 
Everytime business falls off a little, the 
cry goes up that this time it’s the worst 
ever. It really isn’t so, but people have 
very short memories. 

Selling records has always been an up 
and down affair. Sometimes the hits are 
all bunched together. Sometimes they 
take a little time in coming. 

But the one thing we can count on is 
that they are coming. 

And every single one of us can do 
plenty to help them along. 

The decks are now cleared for the 
spring season which is traditionally a 
great one for records. What it takes to 
make this year’s season even greater 
than it has been in former years is a 
concerted drive on the part of every one 
in the entire industry. 

As in all other businesses, the time 
has now come when we have to sell 
again. Even the smash hits have to be 
pushed. But with the proper approach, 
more records can be sold this year than 
were ever sold before. 

Now is the time to give absolutely the 
best that’s in us. 

And it must begin with the basic in- 
gredients. 


Publishers must be more vigilant 
than ever in their search for material. 
Artists must give the most that they 
are capable of. Record companies must 
go all out in promoting and selling their 
products. And everyone connected with 
the industry must be doing a constant 
public relations job. 

We’ve passed the time when with a 
half-hearted effort we could achieve a 
satisfactory record sale. 

Today it takes not only a better rec- 
ord than has even been turned out be- 
fore, but a better selling job. 

The wonderful thing is that the mar- 
ket potential is there. And it’s growing 
all the time. Records are being bought 
by a wider and wider segment of the 
population. Moreover, our population 
is increasing which in itself means a 
larger market. And in addition to all 
this, juke boxes, which account for so 
large a percentage of record purchases, 
have greater capacities than ever before. 

So the future is a bright one — not 
an easy one, but a bright one. 

Nothing is going to fall into our laps. 

We’re going to have to work for our 
hits. 

But the certainty is, with the proper 
kind of work and punch, the amount 
of records sold on a hit today will seem 
puny compared with the amount we will 
sell tomorrow. 


The Cash Box, Music 


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May 1, 1954 


YOU MUST 
MAKE MONEY! 


a natural 
for the Boxes. . . 



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20/47-5737 



THE CASH BOX 


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Pop and Powerful 


BALLIN’ THE JACK 
SUCH A NIGHT 

20/47-5738 


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DO YOU? SUDDENLY 

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FIRST IN RECORDED MUSIC 



JUKE BOX TUNES 


The Top Ten Tunes Netting 
Heaviest Ploy In The Notion's Juke 
loies, Compiled From Reports Sub- 
mitted Weekly To The Cash 
By Leoding Music Operofor* 
Throughout The Country. 









AB — Abbott 

BU— Bullet 

CODE 

DO — Dot JD — Jay Dee 

PC — Peacock 
Pro. 

SP — Specialty 
SW — Swingtime 

AL — Aladdin 

CA — Capitol 

DU— Duke 

JU — Jubilee 

PE— Peacock 

TE — Tempo 

AM — Ambas- 

CD — Cadence 

DY— Derby 

Kl— King 

PR — Prestige 

TF— Tiffany 

sador 

CH — Chess 

EP — Epic 

LO — London 

RA — Rainbow 

Tl— Tico 

A P— Apollo 

CK — Checker 

ES— Essex 

MA — Mars 

RE — Regent 

TN — Tennessee 

AT — Atlantic 

CO — Columbia 

FE — Federal 

MD— Mood 

RH — Recorded in 

TR — Trend 

BA — Barbour 

CR— Coral 

FI — Fiesta 

ME — Mercury 

Hollywood 

UN— United 

BE— Bell 

CY — Crystalette 

4 Star — Four Star 

MG— MGM 

RM — Rama 

VA — Valley 

BR — Brunswick 

DA — Dana 

IM — Imperial 

MO- — Modern 

SA — Savoy 
SIT — Sittin' In 

VI— RCA Victor 

BT — Bethlehem 

DE — Decca 

IN — Intro 

PA — Parrot 

ZO — Zodiac 


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Pot. Lott 
Woek 


WANTED 

PERRY COMO 

BE-1041 (45-1041)— Dorsey Bros. 


VI-20-5647 (47-5647)— Perry Como 


^ — — — — — — — — — — — — | r - Lru - LrLr|J . 



YOUNG AT HEART 

FRANK SINATRA 

BE-1030 (45-1030) — Charlie De Forrest 
CA-2703 (F-2703) — Frank Sinatra 
DE-29054 (9-29054)— Crosby & 
Lombardo 


EP-9035 (4-9035) — Tony De Simone 
VI-20-5735 (47-5735)— Tony Martinez 
Quint. 


© 




© 


I GET SO LONELY 

FOUR KNIGHTS 

BE-1031 (45-1031)— Anne Lloyd 
CA-2654 (F-2654)— Four Knights 
CO-40221 (4-40221)— Ken Griffin 


DE-29054 (9-29054)— Crosby & 
Lombardo 

VI-20-5681 (47-5681)— Johnnie & Jack 


o 




o 

© 


MAKE LOVE TO ME 

JO STAFFORD 

BE-1029 (45-1029)— Tommy & 

Jimmy Dorsey 
CO-40143 (4-40143)— Jo Stafford 


DE-29048 (9-29048)— Commanders 
EP-9035 (4-9035)— Tony De Simone 


© 


CROSS OVER THE BRIDGE 

PATTI PAGE 

BE-1031 (45-1031)— Betty Johnson 


ME-70302 (70302x45)— Patti Page 


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THE MAN WITH 

AMES RROTHERS 

VI-20-5644 (47-5644)— Ames Bros. 


THE BANJO 


d 




© 

G 


SECRET LOVE 

DORIS DAY 

BE-1030 (45-1030)— Helen Forrest 
CA-2678 (F-2678) — Ray Anthony 
CO-40108 (4-40108)— Doris Day 
DE-28876 (9-28876)— Gordon Jenkins 
DE-29024 (9-29024)— Bing Crosby 


JU-5137 (45-5137)— The Orioles 
MG- 1 1604 (K-l 1604)— Tommy Edwards 
VI-20-5512 (47-5512)— Gogi Grant 
VI-20-5735 (47-5735)— Tony Martinez 
Quint. 


A GIRL, A GIRL 

EDDIE FISHER 

VI-20-5675 (47-5675)— Eddie Fisher 


© 


© 


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ANSWER ME, MY LOVE 

NAT “KING” COLE 

BE-1035 (45-1035)— Helen Forrest CA-2687 (F-2687) — Nat "King" Cole 


O 


© 


HERE 

TONY MARTIN 

BE-1039 (45-1039)— Four Bells 


VI-20-5665 (47-5665)— Tony Martin 


11) THERE'LL BE NO TEARDROPS TONIGHT. 12) STRANGER IN PARADISE. 13) FROM THE VINE CAME 
THE GRAPE. 14) ANEMA E CORE. 15) JILTED. 16) OH, MY PAPA. 17) DARKTOWN STRUTTERS BALL. 
18) CUDDLE ME. 19) POOR BUTTERFLY. 20) AMOR. 21) CHANGING PARTNERS. 22) AM I IN LOVE. 
23) LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT. 24) THE MAN UPSTAIRS. 25) GEE. 26) SUCH A NIGHT. 27) THE 
KID'S LAST FIGHT. 28) I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW. 29) TILL THEN. 30) SOUTH. 31) MELAN- 
CHOLY ME. 32) IF YOU LOVE ME (REALLY LOVE ME). 33) I SPEAK TO THE STARS. 34) THE HAPPY 
WANDERER. 35) ALONE TOO LONG. 


‘It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts 








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The Cash Box , Music 


Page 5 


May 1, 1954 



AIL ABOUT DISK JOCKEYS 


THE TEN RECORDS 

DISK JOCKEYS PLAYED MOST THIS WEEK 

PLUS THE NEXT FIVE 


A SUMMARY OF REPORTS RECEIVED FROM THE NATION’S DISK JOCKEYS 

1. WANTED Perry Como (RCA Victor) 

2. YOUNG AT HEART Frank Sinatra (Capitol) 

3. CROSS OVER THE BRIDGE Patti Page (Mercury) 

4. MAKE LOVE TO ME Jo Stafford (Columbia) 

5. SECRET LOVE Doris Day (Columbia) 

6. I GET SO LONELY Four Knights (Capitol) 

7. A GIRL, A GIRL Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor) 

8. ANSWER ME, MY LOVE Nat "King" Cole (Capitol) 

9. HERE Tony Martin (RCA Victor) 

10. THERE'LL BE NO TEARDROPS 

TONIGHT Tony Bennett (Columbia) 

11) THE MAN WITH THE BANJO. 12) JILTED. 13) LITTLE 
THINGS MEAN A LOT. 14) IF YOU LOVE ME. 15) AMOR. 




AL 

MORGAN 

Singing for Mother and Dad! 

> “THAT SILVER-HAIRED 
n DADDY OF MINE” 

b /w 

“MY MOM” 

78 rpm cat. no. X-0015 
45 rpm cat. no. 4 X-0015 



RICHARD MALTB1 piers 
MEADOWLARK'' 

b/w 

"BLACK PEARLS'' 

78 rpm cat. no. X-0016 45 rpm cat. no. 4X-0016 

A New Vocal Sound! 

RUDDY JAYSON 
"HOT DOG SHE S MINE'' 


A recent experiment conducted by Steve Donoghue (WSPR-Springfield, 
Mass.) proved to him that the public wants a certain amount of the instru- 
mental on the style of Mantovani. So now, says Steve, “instead of a steady 
| run of the James, and the Comos and the Fishers and all the rest, we change 

I the pace with a half hour of lush instrumentals.” . . . Pat Terry goes to Chi- 
cago this week for a one-week engagement on Howard Miller’s TV show. 
Pat just completed a week as headliner at Cafe Society, New York, before 
; heading for Chicago. Pat just signed with MCA. 

* * * * 

Pic of the week — Earl McDaniel has been at KFVD- 
Los Angeles, Calif., for three years and has had his 
time grow steadily until it has reached today’s four 
hours a day. Earl says, “In both the morning and 
evening shows I have a program designed to fight 
freeway fatigue, put a smile on your face and a spring 
in your step.” . . . Larry Regan (WTPS-New Orleans, 
La.) happily recovering from a recent illness. . . . 
Johnny Woods (WTAG-Worcester, Mass.) is in the 
midst of a major controversy dealing with a political 
issue. It seems that the city retired one of its 29 year 
old horses, but for some reason were keeping it in 
the city. Johnny kiddingly maintained on the air that 
the horse should be retired to a farm — Johnny will 
interview the horse on his show this week. . . . Gene 
Whitaker (WNCA-Siler City, N. C.) writes he is now 
doing deejaing for three towns and setting up the 
fourth. . . . Bob Rosen, Dawn and Seeco Records in 
I Cleveland with Bob Marshall, new voice on the Dawn label. The two Bobs 
visited with jockeys promoting “Bewitched Am I.” . . . Barry Kaye (WJAS- 
j Pittsburgh, Pa.), amazed when the crowd of 500 skaters who showed up for 
his Roller Skating Party numbered among them youngsters from 7 to young- 
sters up to better than 30 years old. To Barry, this represents an added “adult” 
audience to his shows. . . . Wink Lewis (KTRE-Lufkin, Texas) moving to 
I another location, address unknown as yet. . . . WHAT-Philadelphia, Pa., 

[ announces the appointment of Charles O’Donnell to the position of program 
director. Charlie still will hold forth on his Sunday Bandstand from 2:15 till 
6:00, and his mambo show 8:00 to 8:30 across the board. 

# * # * 

■ 

Bill Randle ( WERE-Cleveland, O.), one of the country’s top jocks, will 
race his hi-speed Jaguar in the famous Sports Car race at Andrews Air Base 
in Washington, D. C. on May 2. Randle is a long time racing addict and has 
I competed in several midwest races. ... To replace a half hour give away show, 
| long a standard on George Lezotte’s “Tune Inn,” Tiny Markle, program direc- 
tof of WAVZ-New Haven, Conn., has installed the top 7 hits of the week as 
listed by The Cash Box. . . . Jack Chenoweth (WCUE-Akron, O.) spinning 
1 thirty hours of top wax a week and says, “believe me Cash Box is my bible.” . . . 
Jerry Kay (WTIX-New Orleans, La.) had a party on his show last week that 
was entirely “ad lib.” A listener sent a large package of ice cream, candy and 
L cake. When Jerry mentioned to his audience that he had all that food but was 
I lacking a spoon the studio was full of people in just a few short minutes and 
a nice time was had by all. 



b /' 


w 


"TELL YOU WHAT I'M GONNA DO" 

78 rpm cat. no. X-0017 45 rpm cat. no. 4X-0017 


GERI G ALIA A plays 

"SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE" 

b/w 

"TARA LARA" 

78 rpm cat. no. X-0018 45 rpm cat. no. 4X-0018 


GROWING FAST! 


SMITH 

BROTHERS 


BILL 

DARNEL 


“THESE ARE THE 
THINGS I LOVE” 

b/w 

“ECHO BONITA” 

78 rpm cat. no. X-0009 
45 rpm cat. no. 4X-0009 



I WOULD IF I COULD 
BUT I CAN’T” 


78 rpm cat. no. X-0013 
45 rpm cat. no. 4X-0013 



“It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 





Page 6 


May J, 1954 


The Cash fhvie 



JOHNNY PARKER 
(Coral 61147; 9-61147) 

© “THE WAY I FEEL” (2:44) 
[Mood AS CAP— Parker] Johnny 
Parker has a very interesting style 
which he employs on his delivery of 
this pleasing ballad. Johnny is com- 
poser of this tune too. 

0 “RUNNIN’ AROUND IN CIR- 
CLES” (2:43) [Carnegie BMI] — 
Parker] Neal Hefti assists again as 
Johnny jumps up a good item which 
he also penned. His swaying vocal 
style is effective. 


GAYLA PEEVEY & JIMMY BOYD 
(Columbia 40218; 4-40218) 

© “I’M SO GLAD” (2:25) [Joy 
ASCAP— Merrill] Aided by Paul 
Weston’s orking, child stars Gayla 
Peevey and Jimmy Boyd team up on 
a cute ditty with a lilt. Kids sound 
good together on some top drawer 
material. 

© “KITTY IN THE BASKET” 
(2:45) [Joy ASCAP — Merrill] 
Another light and colorful Bob Mer- 
rill tune is the one offered on this 
side by the duet. Clever teaming on 
more good material. Top half could 
catch. 


TOMMY LEONETTI 
(Capitol 2788; F-2788) 


® “I WENT OUT OF MY WAY” 
(2:41) [Broadcast Music BMI — 
Bliss] A very pretty ballad gets a 
top grade presentation from the voice 
of Tommy Leonetti.' Good arrange- 
ment with a shuffle beat. 


© “THE HAPPY WANDERER” 
(2:26) [Sam Fox ASCAP— Ridge, 
Mooler] England’s big song that’s al- 
ready clicking here gets a potent 
cover job from Tommy and the chorus. 
Trumpet solo effective. Nelson Riddle’s 
ork assists. 


CARROLL COUNTY BOYS 
(Flair 150; 45-150) 


© “CARROLL COUNTY BOOGIE’ 
[Flair BMI — Josea] A terrific 
boogie item that’s reported stirring 
up some noise in Philly is treated tc 
a solid jump styling by the Carroll 
County Boys. Crew has a good sound, 

© “FLYING EAGLE BLUES’ 
[Flair BMI — Josea] A populai 
American melody is given a jump beat 
and sent out in sock fashion by the 
boys. Slick instrumental with a good 
arrangement. 


WENDY WAYE 
(Coral 61173; 9-61173) 

© “PRESS ME” (3:08) [Laurel 
ASCAP — Weiss] Wendy Waye 
comes up with a her strongest show- 
ing to date as she renders a slow 
romantic ballad in her sultry and in- 
viting manner. Good tune and good 
delivery. Expressive. 

® “I DON’T SEE ME IN YOUR 
EYES ANYMORE” (2:37) [Lau- 
rel ASCAP — Benjamin, Weiss] The 
Johnny Richards’ ork again supports 
the thrush as she wends her way 
through a heart broken reading of a 
pretty oldie. Good coupling. 


TIE USE BOX 


DISK OF THE WEEK 


“THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN” (3:00) 

[Robbins ASCAP — Styne, Cahn] 

“WEDDING BELLS (ARE BREAKING UP THAT OLD 
GANG OF MINE)” (2:20) 

[Mills ASCAP— Fain, Kahil, Raskin] 

FOUR ACES 
(Decca 29123; 9-29123) 

the title tune from the forthcom- 
ing flicker “Three Coins In The 
Fountain.” Aided by a superb Jack 
Pleis orking, the Aces offer this 
top drawer piece of romantic ma- 
terial with an inviting lilt set to a 
slow shuffle rhythm. Very pretty 
wedding of lyrics and melody. And 
the boys never sounded better. A 
great oldie “Those Wedding Bells 
Are Breaking Up That Old Gang 
Of Mine” gets a sensational jump 
styling from the crew. Terrific ar- 
rangement. Looks like the quartet 
will have another “Stranger In 
Paradise” and “Heart Of My 
Heart” coupling. A natural for the 
boxes. 



FOUR ACES 

• The Four Aces are headed for 
the top once again with a great 
new ballad that almost every dis- 
kery will have a version of. It’s 


“LET’S DO IT” (3:05) 

[Harms ASCAP — Porter] 



EARTHA KITT 

• The naughty-voiced song star 
Eartha Kitt, is back again with two 
sultry type vocals that oughta have 


“SENOR” (2:57) 

[Famous ASCAP — Adamson, 
Teixeira] 

EARTHA KITT 

(RCA Victor 20-5737; 47-5737) 

the disk biz humming. Recently the 
thrush clicked with a big album 
called “That Bad Eartha.” In this 
album were eight items given a 
sexy reading by the artist. The two 
best numbers, “Let’s Do It” and 
“Senor” are offered on this hit 
contending single. The former is 
the old Cole Porter hit from the 
musical “In Paris.” It’s a great 
tune, and the way Eartha reads it, 
it takes on a new and fascinating 
meaning. “Senor” is a clever Latin 
beat novelty with a fine vocal ex- 
hibition by the songstress. Her 
recital reminds one of “C’est Si 
Bon.” Looks like another hit for 
Miss Kitt. 


“THREE COINS IN THE “ME GOTTA HAVE YOU” 
FOUNTAIN” (2:50) (1:54) 

[Robbins ASCAP — Styne, Cahn] [Marvin ASCAP — Alfred, Fisher] 

JULIUS LA ROSA 
(Cadence 1240; 45-1240) 

in New York, comes through with 
a first grade coupling that’ll really 
clean up a bundle of coin. On one 
end, the crooner offers his soft 
touch as he puts a load of feeling 
into a lovely new ballad dubbed 
“Three Coins In The Fountain,” 
that just can’t miss becoming one 
of the big songs of the year. Show- 
casing the performer is the music 
of Archie Bleyer’s orchestra. On 
the flip deck, “Me Gotta Have You,” 
Julie dishes up a clever samba beat 
novelty that breaks into a rocking 
mambo at mid point. Exciting and 
colorful number with very cute 
lyrics. Either, or even both ends 
could make the hit grade. 



JULIUS LA ROSA 

• The “Eh Cumpari” boy, Julius 
La Rosa, who’s currently packing 
’em in at the Loew’s State Theater 


TOMMY MARA 
(MGM 11729; K-11729) 

® “I CRIED FOR YOU” (2:30) 
[Miller ASCAP — Freed, Amhein, 
Lyman] A popular standard gets a 
solid jump styling by Tommy Mara. 
Terrific arrangement and polished 
reading that oughta keep the jukes 
hopping. 

O “L0VE IS AN ILLUSION” (2:50) 
[Peer International BMI — Arvan] 
The crooner gets hold of a good piece 
of romantic material that he melts 
through in tender fashion. Good show- 
ing on a big ballad. 


HI-LO’S 
(Trend 74; 45-74) 

0 “MY BABY JUST CARES FOR 
ME” (2:16) [Bregman, Vocco & 
Conn ASCAP — Kahn, Donaldson] The 
Hi-Lo’s make an impressive debut on 
the Trend label with a fascinating 
styling of an old favorite. Good sound 
too. 

© “GEORGIA ON MY MIND” [So. 

Music ASCAP — Carmichael, Gor- 
rell] Jerry Fielding and the ork sup- 
ply the artists with another top grade 
backing as they treat another oldie to 
a different reading. Crew comes over 
well. 


RUSTY DRAPER 
(Mercury 70365; 70365 x 45) 

© “KNOCK ON WOOD” (2:05) 
[Famous ASCAP — Fine] The title 
tune from the Danny Kaye flicker gets 
a solid belting from Rusty Draper and 
the crew. Good tune that could 
catch on. 

0 “IT AIN’T MY BABY” (2:30) 
[Trinity BMI — Hicks, Leasy] A 
novelty affair gets a bouncey going 
over by Rusty and a chorus. He gives 
the catchy melody a slight country 
flavoring. Familiar tune. 


DICK JACOBS ORCHESTRA 
(Coral 61180; 9-61180) 

© “LITTLE THINGS MEAN A 
LOT” (2:36) [Leo Feist ASCAP 
— Lindeman, Stutz] Long known for 
great supporting roles, the Dick 
Jacobs ork is featured on this beauti- 
ful cover treatment of a beautiful 
ballad that could go to the top. Won- 
derful choral work. Beautiful arrange- 
ment. 

© “HITCH-HIKE TO THE STARS” 
(1:52) [Sherwin ASCAP — Mellin, 
Carlson, Frick] On this end the Jacobs 
crew styles some more soft and ro- 
mantic listening. Pretty love tune 
tailor made for the quiet hours. Good 
coupling. 


FRANK CHACKSFIELD ORCHESTRA 
(London 1439; 45-1439) 

© “PICNIC FOR STRINGS” (2:21) 
[Pickwick ASCAP — Lockyer] As 
the title indicates, the Chacksfield 
strings really have a picnic as they 
dance through this spright instru- 
mental novelty. Light and pleasing 
ditty. 

© “FIDDLER’S BOOGIE” (2:02) 
[Pickwick ASCAP — Lockyer] A 
boogie woogie item is rendered* by the 
violins for what results in an unusual 
and interesting side. Full of thrills. 





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RECORDS 

who gave you “HERE IN MY HEART 
brings you an even greater HIT 


BEFORE YOU SAY GOODBYE 
BBS RECORD # 126 


DEL CASINO 
JOEY STEVENS 
JACKIE BURNS 
ALAN FOSTER 
| DICK MERRICK 
1 MICKEY MARTIN 
\ BRUNO ORLANDO 

THELMA BAKER 
MONA CARO 
BETTY COX 
ANN GILBERT 

R&B & SPIRITUALS 
CLARA WARD 
BOBBY HARRIS 
WILL & DOTTIE POST 

dance bands 

BEN RIBBLE j 

LARRY FAITH 

l 

n| RECORDS 

INCORPORATED 

I\1 200 SO. JUNIPER ST. 

(Pennpacker 5-5566) 

PHILA., PA. 

R New York: 1697 Bway 

Chicago: Congress Hotel 


BILL BORRELLI, pres. 
JAY DARNALL, v.p. 


JOSEPH LEAHY, musical director 
LIGE McKELVY, promotion 


“It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 


The Cash Box, Music 


Page 8 


May 1, 1954 



FOUR GUYS 
(Coral 61160; 9-61160) 


© “THIS MUST BE THE PLACE” 
(2:24) [Lantern ASCAP — Cope- 
land, Pola] A peppy rhythm novelty 
gets a colorful arrangement from the 
Four Guys. Boys have a good sound 
and some good material to work with. 


® “OH HOW I LOVE YOU” (1:45) 
[Pendulum BMI — Hood, Cope- 
land] The boys bounce through an- 
other cute and lively item in inviting 
fashion. Ok side. 


LU ANN SIMMS 
(Columbia 40216; 4-40216) 


® “BING! BANG! BOOM!” (2:11) 
[Red Evans ASCAP — David, 
Carr] The popular chirp from the 
Arthur Godfrey Shows, Lu Ann 
Simms, bounces through a real lively 
ditty. Lighthearted and cute. 


© “JUNIOR PROM” (2:55) [Ben 
Bloom ASCAP — Blake, Leibert] 
Percy Faith supplies the songstress 
with another superb backing as she 
softly fashions a good ballad fitting 
for the graduation season. Pretty 
lyrics. 


ART MOONEY ORCHESTRA 
(MGM 11725; K-11725) 


© “WANDERLUST BLUES” (2:00) 
[Hampshire ASCAP — -Di Minno, 
Tucker] The Cloverleafs take over the 
vocal chores as the Mooney ork backs 
on a cute rhythm jumper. Good 
novelty affair. 


© “BAREFOOT DAYS” (2:14) [E. 

B. Marks BMI — Wilson, Brennan] 
The gang takes hold of a pleasing 
oldie and belts it out with banjos 
and all. Real inviting item done in 
an old fashioned “Heart Of My Heart” 
style. Could hit. 


JENNINE DAHL 
(Jubilee 5141; 45-5141) 

© “OH MAMA MIA” (2:34) [Gen- 
eral ASCAP — Bess, Quinto] A 
sentimental and touching tune is 
tenderly treated by Jennine Dahl. 
Sings in Italian too and with plenty 
of feeling. Good Mother’s Day song. 
Good voice. 

© “WHEN YOU’RE NEAR” (2:21) 
[Joshua BMI — Genaro, Brenner, 
Pollock] Dave Terry and the ork 
assist again as Jennine leans into a 
soft piece of romantic material. 
Thrush sings with a tear in her voice. 


PHIL BRITO 
(MGM 11726; K- 11726) 

© “NUDNIC K” (2:31) [Melco 
ASCAP — Melsher, Coben, Wynn] 
A familiar type of European material 
is given a catchy jump delivery by 
Phil Brito and the orchestra. Unusual 
item that should draw coin in right 
spots. 


TEE USE BOX 


SLEEPER OF THE WEEK 


“HERNANDO’S HIDEAWAY” 
(2:30) 

[Frank ASCAP — Adler, Ross] 
“S’lL VOUS PLAIT” (2:50) 
[Emperor BMI — Stegmeyer, 
Mourant] 

ARCHIE BLEYER 
(Cadence 1241; 45-1241) 



ARCHIE BLEYER 


• Always adept at handing in a 
top grade showing as accompanists 
for a vocal, Archie Bleyer and the 
orchestra now take the featured 
spot on an absolutely great new 
novelty called “Hernando’s Hide- 
away,” from the soon to be released 
musical “Pajama Game.” This cap- 
tivating cutie is something entirely 
different from the run-of-the-mill 
material heard every day. Its re- 
freshing Latin tempo and catchy 
lyrics makes this a natural for big 
juke play and counter sales. Adding 
the unique touch to the side is 
some ear catching castanet work 
by Maria Alva. Record spells hit 
from start to finish. The chorus 
does a bang up job on the vocal. 
“S’il Vous Plait” is a tender ballad 
with James Burke handing in some 
good trumpeting. Watch the top 
portion. It’ll be big. 


“HERNANDO’S HIDEAWAY” 
(2:23) 

[Frank ASCAP — Adler, Ross] 

“HEY THERE” (2:50) 
[Frank ASCAP — Adler, Ross] 

JOHNNIE RAY 
(Columbia 40224; 4-40224) 



JOHNNIE RAY 


• Still riding high with his jump 
version of “Such A Night,” Johnnie 
Ray comes up with a new and most 
appealing tango novelty dubbed 
“Hernando’s Hideaway.” The clever 
ditty is one of the featured tunes 
from the musical production 
“Pajama Game” which is headed 
for the Broadway stage in the near 
future. The artist’s amusing de- 
livery done in a choppy manner 
makes this item a strong contender 
for a top seat. Joe Reisman assists 
the warbler with a solid and color- 
ful accompaniment. “Hey There” 
is a very beautiful new ballad 
stemming from the same show. It 
could also be a big tune if given 
enough exposure. We think the 
lyrics are tops. And the chorus 
offers a fine assist on this end. 
We go for the top half in a big 
way. Keep an eye on it. 


DICK CONTINO 
(Mercury 70366; 70366 x 45) 

© “GOODBYE MY LOVE” (2:32) 
[Alamo ASCAP — Roberts, Katz] 
A pretty waltz ballad gets an appeal- 
ing delivery from ace accordionist 
Dick Contino. The artist handles the 
vocal too. 

0 “A GAY RANCHERO” (2:33) 
[E. B. Marks BMI — Espinosa] On 
this end the star demonstrates his 
agile touch as he flies over the key- 
board. Exciting Latin instrumental. 
Artist is a Horace Heidt winner. 


JACK RICHARDS 
(Coral 61164; 9-61164) 

® “HERS AND HIS” (2:31) [Geo. 

Pincus ASCAP — Mizzy, Curtis] 
Jack Richards and the Marksmen 
team up on a shuffle rhythm arrange- 
ment of a wonderful new sentimental 
love song. Tune has great possibili- 
ties. 

© “WHO” (1:45) [Harms ASCAP— 
Kern, Harbach, Hammerstein II] 
The crew bounces through a great 
oldie in fascinating fashion. Wordy 
interpretation has a solid beat. 



BEST BETS 


In the opinion of The Cash Box music staff, records listed below, In 
addition to the "Disk" and "Sleeper" Of The Week, are those most 
likely to achieve popularity. 



MARTI STEVENS 
(MGM 11724; K-11724) 

© “THREE COINS IN THE FOUN- 
TAIN” (3:09) [Robbins ASCAP— 
Styne, Cahn] The title song from a 
soon to be released flicker is given a 
classy vocal by the unusual and ex- 
citing voice of Marti Stevens. Tune’ll 
be big. 


® “WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME” 
(2:46) [United ASCAP— Gallop, 
Javits, Springer] The thrush gets an- 
other top grade backing from the Don 
Pippin ork on a good love tune. Deep 
voice is interesting. 


EDDIE LAWRENCE 
(Coral 61168; 9-61168) 


UJjU V±J1, ININA 


_ (3:05) [Merrick BMI — Lawrence] 
One of the most hilarious narrations 
we’ve heard in quite a while is this 
German accent satire on beautiful old 
Vienna by comic Eddie Lawrence. 

® “OLD, OLD VIENNA” Part 2 
(3:07) [Merrick BMI — Lawrence] 
The comedian concludes on this end. 
Very funny side that’ll be good for a 
quick run in the boxes. 


TONI ARDEN 
(Columbia 40225; 4-40225) 

. “THREE COINS IN THE FOUN- 
_ ’TAIN” (2:58) [Robbins ASCAP 
— Styne, Cahn] Toni Arden comes up 
with one of her most beautiful sides 
as she tenderly treats a big new ballad 
in her warm and sincere manner. 
Beautiful tune. 

© “ROLLING SEA” (2:45) [Alamo 
ASCAP — Twomey, Wise, Weis- 
man] The strings give the thrush 
another lovely backing as she tenderly 
treats another love song to a dream 
dusted delivery. Could catch on. 


VICKI BENET 
(MGM 11727; K- 11727) 

© “SUMMER VACATION” (2:57) 
[Melrose ASCAP — Oakland, El- 
liott] A lively beat is the setting for 
a catchy novelty by Vicki Benet. A 
cute item that should do well in the 
Summer resorts. 

® “PUTTY IN YOUR HANDS” 
(2:39) [Jack Elliott ASCAP— 
Spina, Elliott] The thrush comes up 
with a slow torchy delivery of a sultry 
number similar to her initial platter 
“Mmmmm.” Number should get spins. 


EDDIE ZIMA ORCH. 

(Dana 3163; 45-3163) 

® “WHAT’LL IT BE” (2:28) [W. 

H. Sajewski Music — Zima] The 
Eddie Zima orchestra goes to town on 
a lively polka affair that really 
bounces. The boys dish up some real 
lively tootin’ and fiddlin’. 


® “T R Y TO UNDERSTAND” 
(2:51) [Garlock-Scherer BMI— 
Parker] On this end the crooner fash- 
ions an appealing love song in a 
simple but feelingful manner. 


★ "PRESS ME" Wendy Waye Coral 61173; 9-61173 

★ "OLD, OLD VIENNA" Eddie Lawrence Coral 61168; 9-61168 

★ "I WENT OUT OF MY WAY" Tommy Leonetti Capitol 2788; F-2788 

★ "HERS AND HIS" Jack Richards Coral 61164; 9-61164 

★ "I CRIED FOR YOU" Tommy Mara MGM 11729; K-11729 


© “DIMPLES POLKA” (2:31) [W. 

H. Sajewski — Zima] More of the 
same type of happy and lively ma- 
terial is sent up by the crew. Good 
stuff for the right locations. 





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LOS ANGELES: 


“It’s What’s in 


The Lancers broke all attendance records during their two-week stint at 
Larry Potter’s Supper Club. This versatile singing quartet have attained wide 
opulai-ity throughout America through their recordings on the Trend label 
and personal engagements from coast to coast. Most groups make their debut 
in the East, yet these boys are strictly hometown LA 
lads and very proud of the fact, too. Angelenos 
should be very proud of them and the crowds that 
packed Larry Potter’s Valley Est. to watch them per- 
form showed that they definitely are. The boys will 
remain in LA for awhile for new recording sessions 
and to make a guest appearance on Red Skelton’s TV 
show. They will be one of the featured attractions 
at the Annual Police Show at Shrine Auditorium, 
May 6th. The group will open at the La Vie En Rose, 
New York City, on May 22nd. . . . Toni Arden visited 
in Hollywood recently. She taped three Crosby shows 
and also visited with local deejays. . . . Film actors, 
Forrest Tucker and Tony Romano, Vito Record Star 
of “Goombye, Goomba,” will open a two-week engage- 
toni arden ment at the Club Ajax in San Francisco April 21st. 

. . . Deejay Gene Norman will soon leave for Europe 
to set up distribution on his new label, “Gene Norman Presents.” . . . Les Paul 
and Mary Ford opened at the Coconut Grove April 21st. . . . Dan Terry’s orches- 
tra along with singer Vicki Young and deejay Dick Whittinghill staged an 
Easter Dance Festival at the Rendezvous Ballroom April 17th. For an easy 
dance beat, you can really twirl to Terry’s Columbia waxing of “Lazy Alley.” 
. . . Lucille Norman has been inked for a Biltmore Bowl stand commencing 
May 27th. . . . Gordon MacRae bowed in at the Chi Chi in Palm Springs April 
16th. . . . Harold Stern has been named musical director for the Beverly Hills 
Hotel. He’ll start a name band policy soon. . . . We hear that Spike Jones is 
having his nose pierced so he can wear a ring in it. Now let’s not go native, 
Spike! . . . Artie Shaw opened at the Sahara in Las Vegas on April 20th for a 
four-week stand then it’s off to the Bay area and the City of the Golden Gate 
for two weeks at the Downbeat. 


THE CASH BOX That Counts ” 


NEW YORK: 


New York looked like a suburb of Chicago last week with a large contingent 
of music people in from the Windy City. First there was lovely Peggy Taylor 
who just arrived from England where she was a smash. Dick La Palm, her 
manager, was also here. And in addition there were Jim Lowe and Bob Devere, 
who have decided to make New York their permanent 
headquarters. . . . Nice party to introduce Wendy 
Waye’s new Coral disk “Press Me” last week. Shin- 
dig was held at the Press Box. . . . Harvey Geller happy 
about sales reports on Joy Music’s “Under A Blanket 
Of Blue” by the Three Suns. . . . Danny Costello, who 
won “Chance Of A Lifetime” for five weeks, could be 
the next big singer. . . . Kay Martin has just been 
signed to an MGM recording contract. . . . George 
Cappy, formerly Russ Morgan’s manager, preparing 
to open his own management office. He can be reached 
at the Forrest Hotel. . . . Joey Stevens, newcomer, 
who just waxed his first sides for BBS, has been held 
over indefinitely at the 500 Club in Atlantic City. Lige 
McKelvy is now handling national promotion for BBS. 
. . . The Larks, Lloyd Records’ sparking group, going 
great in St. Louis. . . . Hank Sylvern, musical director 
of the Jane From an show, will be with the singer when she opens at the Copa 
on April 29. . . . James J. Kriegsman, glamour photographer, is co-author of 
“Joey,” Betty Madigan’s new disk on MGM. . . . Joe Delaney, “X” sales man- 
ager, who should be given an award for the most traveled man in the music 
business, off on only a short trip this time, to Baltimore, Washington and Rich- 
mond. 


PEGGY TAYLOR 


CHICAGO: 


While Shim Weiner and A1 Chapman of Decca in our offices, discussing how 
thisa and thata can be done to get ops to realize that placing top tunes on just 
top boxes ain’t the way, phone call from New York. From none other than 
Dominic Francesco Cornello (the belting Don Cornell) to tell us how absolutely 
thrilled he is over the pick of his grand novelty, “Little 
Lucy,” which seems destined for the top spots in all 
charts everywhere. . . . Howard Miller and the very 
lovely Mrs. Miller (June Valli) driving down Randolph 
Street late Saturday eve. But don’t worry, Pete De 
Met. Tho it definitely was a very flashy convertible 
— it was a Pontiac. . . . My pal, Frankie Lovecchio, 
feeling mighty, mighty sad. Because of the loss of 
his very, very dear and true friend, Carl Fischer, whom 
all the music industry mourns. One of the very sweet- 
est of sweet guys. (You mean you don’t know yet 
who Frank Lovecchio is ? Why Frankie Laine, boy. 

Wake up. One of our own Taylor Street guys. And 
a real, honest-to-God regular guy, all around, all- 
ways). . . . Some of the best laffs we got this past week 
were from Larry Oliver’s “D-J Liners.” Had to get 
down with the flu to read it thru and thru. Larry’s 
done a grand job building this little book. . . . Tip to some enterprising diskery: 
Grab Gloria Chapman! This is a 16-year-old who sings the way the teenagers 
like to hear their tunes sung. She’s the dotter of Decca’s A1 Chapman. But 
even Papa doesn’t know that this little and very charming gal’s been impressing 
all the teenagers in her highschool with her but gorgeous vocals. (And Papa 
has to read it here yet). . . . Bill Anson is smoking up those big cigars much 
faster and one right after the other. Dropped into our office bright and early 
on Monday to look over the charts. And stopped cold. Why ? Because his 
very grand, “The Man Upstairs,” is now No. 14. 


IN I KWUCING 


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singing 


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On BETHLEHEM RECORD 1292 


For Available Territories 

MURRAY SINGER 

Nat' I Sales Manager 


Record Promotion 

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1650 Broadway 


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Gaity Music Shop 

New York, N. Y. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

3. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

6. Stranger In Paradise (Bennett) 

7. Till We Two Are One 

(Georgie Shaw) 

8. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

9. Am I In Love (Joni James) 

10. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 


Hudson Ross 

Chicago, III. 

1. Here (Tony Martin) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 

4. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

5. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

6. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

7. If You Love Me (Kay Starr) 

8. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

9. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

10. Padre (Lola Dee) 


Wallichs Music City 

Hollywood, Calif. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

3. Here (Tony Martin) 

4. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

5. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

6. Amor (Four Aces) 

7. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

8. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

9. Do Lord (C. Russell, Haines 

D. Russell, Davis) 

10. Hit The Target, Baby 

(Karen Chandler) 


National Record Mart 

Pittsburgh, Penna. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. If You Love Me (Kay Starr) 

3. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

4. Melancholy Baby (R. Draper) 

5. Somewhere (There Is 

Someone) (Lou Monte) 

6. So Long (Four Aces) 

7. The Place Where I Worship 

(Four Lads 

8. Crazy 'Bout You, Baby 

(Crew Cuts) 

9. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

10. Rose Marie (Slim Whitman) 


Van Goor Record Shop 

Rock Island, III. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

5. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

6. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

7. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

8. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

9. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

10. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 


Ferguson's Record Shop 

Memphis, Tenn. 

1. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Answer Me, My love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

4. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

5. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

6. Here (Tony Martin) 

7. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

8. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

9. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

10. I Really Don't Want To Know 
(Paul & Ford) 


Modrona Record Shop 

Portland, Oregon 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

4. I Get Co lonely (4 Knights) 

5. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

6. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

7. Here (Tony Martin) 

8. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

9. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 

10. I Should Care (Jeff Chandler) 


Music Sales (Tiedtkes) 

Toledo, Ohio 

1. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Wanted (Perry Como) 

4. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

5. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

6. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

7. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

8. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

9. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

10. Here (Tony Martin) 


Van Curler Music 

Albany, New York 

1. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

4. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

5. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

6. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

7. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

8. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

9. Changing Partners (P. Page) 

10. Don't Worry 'Bout Me 

(Frank Sinatra) 


Royles T. V. 

Salt Lake City, Utah 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

3. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

6. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

7. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

8. Gee (The Crows) 

9. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

10. You'll Never Walk Alone 

(Roy Hamilton) 


Graymot Music Shop 

Morristown, N. J. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Here (Tony Martin) 

6. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

7. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

8. The Man With the Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

9. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

10. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 


Music Corner 

New Haven, Conn. 

1. If You Love Me (Kay Starr) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Alone Too Long (Nat Cole) 

4. Anema E Core (Eddie Fisher) 

5. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

6. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

7. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

8. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

9. It Happens To Be Me 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

10. Until Yesterday (T. Bennett) 




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America's Fastest Growing Record Company 


Parker House of Music 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

1 . Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Croti Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Answer Me, My love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

4. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

5. Wrapped Up In A Dream 

(Hilltoppers) 

6. Changing Partners (P. Page) 

7. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

8. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

9. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

10. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 


Lil' Pal Record Store 

Houston, Tex. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

6. Lovey Dovey (Clovers) 

7. Such A Night (C. McPhatter) 

8. Till We Two Are One (Shaw) 

9. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

10. little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 


The Groove Record Shop 

Norfolk, Va. 

1 . I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

4. Wanted (Perry Como) 

5. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

6. Wrapped Up In A Dream 

(Hilltoppers) 

7. Somewhere (There Is 

Someone) (Lou Monte) 

8. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

9. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

10. Isle Of Capri (The Gaylords) 


"T" Record Shop 

Tulsa, Okla. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

5. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

6. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

7. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

8. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

9. Here (Tony Martin) 

|0. There'll Be No Teardrops 
Tonight (Tony Bennett) 


The Record Room 

Reno, Nevada 

1 . Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

3. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

6. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

7. Gee (The Crows) 

8. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

9. Money (Mel Blanc) 

10. Answer Me, My love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 


Super Enterprise 

Washington, D. C. 

1. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

4. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

5. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

6. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

7. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

8. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

9. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

10. Secret Love (Doris Day) 


Duchess Record Shop 

Indianapolis, Indiana 

1. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

2. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

3. Wanted (Perry Como) 

4. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

5. Here (Tony Martin) 

6. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

7. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

8. From The Vine Came The 

Grape (Gaylords) 

9. My Sin (Georgia Gibbs) 

10. Isle Of Capri (Gaylords) 


Variety Record Shop 

Louisville, Ky. 

1. Happy Wanderer (F. Weir) 

2. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

3. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

4. Here (Tony Martin) 

5. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

6. True Love Goes On And On 

(Ives & Jenkins) 

7. Poor Buttery (Hilltoppers) 

8. My Sin (Georgia Gibbs) 

9. So Long (Four Aces) 

10. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 


Denver Dry Goods Co. 

Denver, Colo. 

1. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

2. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

3. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

4. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

5. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

6. Wanted (Perry Como) 

7. Bell Bottom Blues (T. Brewer) 

8. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

9. Till We Two Are One (Shaw) 

10. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 


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CANADIAN CAPERS 


TORONTO TOPICS: 

King Ganam, Victor’s King of the 
Fiddle developing a big fan following 
via the CBC-TV network show Holi- 
day Ranch. This was proved with the 
big turnout of family trade at his 
April 21st personal appearance at 
Masaryk Hall. Heading the bill, which 
included CKEY’s Johnny Williams, 
CKFH’s Barry Nesbitt, and Don Mc- 
Farlane and the Saddle Serenaders, 
the handsome western star kicked off 
the first of his one-niters which will 
keep him busy most of the summer. 
. . . Back at the Colonial is Johnny 
Hodges and his all stars. This is the 
umpteenth repeat engagement of the 
ex-Ellington music makers and busi- 
ness is better than ever. . . . Down- 
stairs in the Colonial’s Circus Room, 
Tex Bloye and his gang featuring 
pert and pretty Bonnie Miller, take 
over the podium (April 26th) where 
Billy O’Connor’s Combo had held 
forth for the past eighteen months. 
This will be the ninth Toronto night 
spot to swing over to a folk and 
country policy teed off by Tex. . . . 
Lots of local activity this week tying 
in with Mart Kenny’s 20th anniver- 
sary. The genial maestro and the 
western gentlemen have become house- 
hold favorites all across Canada dur- 
ing the past two decades, and your 
scribe wishes them another 20 years 
at the top of the heap. . . . Current 
headliners at the Brown Derby are 
The Sons of the Golden West. . . . 
Looks like Alvina has two hits on its 
hands what with Denny Vaughan’s 
platter of “The Bells On Sunday 
Morning” taking off so big. 

WEST COAST WORD AGE: 

Folks hereabout are happy to see 
Chris Gage get the nod to be the new 
personal accompanist for Frankie 
Laine. The Polomar pianist was picked 
by Frankie who phoned him from L.A. 
after the untimely passing of the great 
Carl Fischer. Frankie met Chris a 
month ago when he and Carl played 
the Palomar here. The Gage boy is no 
newcomer to big time accompanying. 
He formerly worked with another LA 
star, Arthur Lee Simpkins. . . . Local 
show folks badly miss Oscar, who was 
killed in a recent plane crash at Moose 
Jaw. His Oscar’s Steak House was 
the local haven for the music and 
show folks who live and visit here. 

. . . Our girl, Juliette, sure looks good 
on CBC-TV shows which are originat- 
ing in the east. Her first platters have 
a big welcome awaiting their releases 
when the local ops and DJ’s can get 
them. 

A1 Reusch and his staff at Aragon 
Records are happy in their new quar- 
ters. Located in the same building, 
they now have the additional studios 
and warehouse space that their ex- 
panding business made necessary. 

MONTREAL MEMOS: 

Harry Holmoks’ Bellevue Casino 
celebrates its 5th anniversary this 
week. Joe Howard who originally 
opened the club and has played the 
anniversary show every year, is again 
coming in for his 6th time. . . . The 
Deep River Boys have been held for 
an additional week at the Down Beat. 
... With Lent a thing of the past, the 
Chez Paree is returning to its name 
attraction policy. As mentioned last 
week, Billy Daniels will be the first 
act under the wire. . . Supporting 
Tony Bennett at the Seville Theatre 
this week are the Madcaps, Montreal’s 
favorite harmonica team. . . . Rumor 
has the Seville Theatre going out of 
the live show business and reverting 
to an art music house. If this is true, 
it will be a great blow to the teenagers 
of this town as they have been able 
to see many of their recording fa- 
vorites at this theatre. . . . The Es- 
quire Show Bar featuring Lynne 
Fader and Weela Gallez is holding 
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Everyone who had the good fortune 
J to hear the Woody Herman band at 
the concerts given for U.S. Forces, 
raved about the outfit. Those rave 
notices appeared everywhere Woody 
was heard. A real triumph. . . . Billy 
Eckstine arrive in London and his first 
call was to the BBC where Ted Heath 
and the band were doing a show, on 
the lines of his famous Palladium 
Swing Session. Billy got a great kick 
out of his first evening in London and 
so did the many fans who greeted 
him there. He opens the Palladium on 
Monday and yours truly will report 
next week. 

It looks as though Johnnie Ray may 
he returning to the Palladium sooner 
than anticipated. Rumors going ’round 
that he’ll he back in August. ... I 
hear that May is Mantovani Month 
in the States. What a compliment to 
a great artist. And none is more proud 
of it than our own Monty. . . . Here’s 
a fellow liked by everyone in the busi- 
ness, and although he has won fame 
internationally, he is still humble, 
charming, popular Mantovani. 

On July 2nd, Cyril Stapleton and 
the BBC Show Band take a month’s 
well deserved holiday. The consistent 
high standard of this show has put 
it into the top listening figure. 

Business must be very good for 
A&R man Ray Martin of English 
Columbia. Ray has just treated him- 
self to a 3% -liter Jaguar. It’s white 
with bright red upholstery and white 
walled tires, and that ain’t cheap!!!! 

Vera Lynn recorded a number called 
“The Homecoming Waltz” published 
by Michael Reine. So Messrs. Camp- 
bell-Connelly brought out their old one 
which has just been recorded by Ray 
Burns and is, of course, called “The 
Homecoming Waltz.” Wonder which 
one will come home first? 

Teddy Foster will accompany Lena 
Horne during her five week tour of 
Britain — Bandleader Les Brown com- 
ing to England this summer for a holi- 
day. . . . Marylou Williams looking for 
premises in Paris. She wants to open 
a club and call it “Chez Mary Lou.” 

. . . Though we have seen the movie 
version of “Gentlemen Prefer 
Blondes,” it seems likely that the 
stage version will be gracing these 
shores very soon. Wonder if Carol 
Channing will he coming over? . . . 
Andre Kostelantez making a personal 
appearance on BBC-TV with a full 
symphony orchestra this week. . . . 
Re that Dorothy Squires disk, sorry 
folks — it’s still hush hush. . . . Tommie 
Connor back in London. This time, I 
understand he’s here for good and is 
under contract to Chappell. Nice to 
have you with us again Tommie. 

Norrie Paramor due back from his 
visit to the States where I gather he 
has been rushing all over the place. 

This week’s best selling Pop singles: 

(Courtesy “New Musical Express”) 

1) “Secret Love” 

DORIS DAY 

2) “The Happy Wanderer” 

OBENKIRCHEN CHILDRENS 
CHOIR 

3) “I See The Moon” 

STARGAZERS 

4) “Such A Night” 

JOHNNIE RAY 

5) “Don’t Laugh At Me” 

NORMAN WISDOM 

6) “Changing Partners” 

KAY STARR 

7) “Oh, Mein Papa” 

EDDIE CALVERT 

8) “Bell Bottom Blues” 

ALMA COGAN 

9) “The Kid’s Last Fight” 

FRANKIE LAINE 

10) “Tenderly” 

NAT “KING” COLE 


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| CLASSICAL 


MASSENET: WERTHER — Ferrucio Tagliavini, tenor; Pia Tassinari, so- 
prano — Orchestra and Chorus of Radio Italiana, Turin, conducted by Francesco 
Molinari-Pradelli. Cetra C-1245 (3-12" LP) List: $17.85 

Often referred to as one of the great living tenors, Ferrucio Tagliavini, along 
with his wife Pia Tassinari and a cast of prominent Italian artists, offers 
on Cetra the entire Massenet opera “Werther.” The opera has not been per- 
formed in the Metropolitan Opera House since the early part of the 20th 
century, a factor which should induce the ardent opera follower to purchase 
this excellent recording. This is one of the very few complete scores of 
“Werther” ever offered the public. The three LP’s are bound in a case with 
eye catching cover. Although not a very popular opera with Americans — 
certainly not nearly as loved as Massenet’s “Manon” — this should make a 
juicy acquisition for enthusiasts who collect complete operas. 


HARL McDONALD — Suite From Childhood 

ANDRE CAPLET — Conte Fantastique after Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Mask Of 
The Red Death” — Selections for Harp and Orchestra — Ann Mason Stockton, 
harp; The Concert Arts Orchestra conducted by Felix Slatkin — Capitol P 8255 
(12" LP) List: $5.70 

The simplicity and freshness of children’s nursery rhymes becomes increasingly 
delightful as one gets older. In 1940 Harl McDonald adapted six English 
nursery rhymes in his suite From Childhood. With Miss Stockton at the harp 
and the Concert Arts Orchestra under the baton of Felix Slatkin these familiar 
and appealing ditties are presented in an imaginative manner. The three 
movements are melodic and have a most bright tonal quality. Should appeal 
to all. Coupling features the artists rendering Caplet’s musical impression 
of Poe’s “Mask Of The Red Death.” This to our knowledge is the first LP 
recording of this piece. Fascinating and eerie as is the mood cast by the classic 
poem. Should meet with wide approval. 


LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI — Lou Harrison “Suite For Violin, Piano and Small 
Orchestra” Anahid and Maro Ajemian. Ben Weber “Symphony on Poems of 
William Blake, Op. 33” Waren Galjour, Baritone. RCA Victor LM-1785 
(1-12" LP) List: $5.45 

The Harrison Suite, featuring Maro Ajemian, on the piano, and Anahid Ajem- 
ian, on the violin, is a delightful oriental flavored work delicately performed. 
The Weber Symphony is of a heavier nature sung extremely well by Warren 
Galjour, for whom the piece was written. Item is of the RCA Victor Red Seal 
Collector’s Issue. 


BERLIOZ ORCHESTRAL PROGRAM— MGM E3115 (1-12" LP) Wilhelm 
Schuechter conducting The Philharmonic Orchestra of London — List: $4.85 
ROMAN CARNIVAL OVERTURE, OP. 9; LE CORSAIRE OVERTURE, OP. 21; TROJAN MARCH; 
EXCERPTS FROM DAMNATION OF FAUST. 

A Berlioz program that should appeal to the classical buyers with a bent 
towards the melodic, boyant, sprightly, sometimes dramatic. An easy to listen 
to collection of works that should find a ready market. Show piece could be 
the brilliant Hungarian March from “The Damnation of Faust.” 


MOZART — Concerto No. 12, in A.K. 414; Concerto No. 18, in B-Flat, K. 456 
RCA Victor LM 1783 (1-12" LP)— List: $5.45 

Lili Kraus, pianist; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux conducting. 
Two brilliant sides that appeal to the ear as well as the musical technician in 
search of perfection. Should find a ready market with all longhair buyers. Lili 
Kraus at the piano brings out all the subtle phrasing and delicate tones as 
intended by the composer. 


SCHUBERT — “Symphony No. 4 in C Minor”; “Symphony No. 5 in B Flat 
Major” Decca DL 9725 (1-12" LP) — List: $5.85 

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein, conductor. 

The beautiful “Symphonies” from the prolific pen of Schubert are imaginatively 
performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under the guidance of 
Alfred Wallenstein. The sometimes light, sometimes somber music will receive 
an immediate interest on the part of the buyer, drawn by the magic of the 
composer’s name. Properly displayed, the attractive and colorful cover will 
draw attention and thereby promote sales. 


POPULAR 


FRANK SINATRA— “Young At Heart”— Capitol EAP 1-510 (1-7" LP) — 
List: $1.50 

YOUNG AT HEART; I'VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING; FROM HERE TO ETERNITY; SOUTH 
OF THE BORDER. 

Back up among the leaders with his smash recording of “Young At Heart”, 
Frank Sinatra should continue to rack up sales with this collection of tunes 
that helped pave the “comeback” path. With the title tune taking top honors, 
it’s an excellent opportunity for the dealers to cash in on a big EP. 


MARTIN ROMAN— “Musical Cocktail”— King 179-71 (10" LP)— List: $3.00 

TEA FOR TWO; HONEYSUCKLE ROSE; BUMBLE BOOGIE; ROUMANIAN PHANTASY; MY 

PRAYER; SKATERS WALTZ; HOW MANY STARS; MARTIN'S IDEA ON THE SCALE. 

Versatile pianist Martin Roman mixes a musical cocktail as he and his trio 
offer their interpretation of a number of familiar standards and some of his 
own compositions. Roman is indeed a keyboard master as can be witnessed 
on these sides. The virtuoso puts as much vim into “Bumble Boogie” as he 
puts feeling into “Roumanian Phantasy”. He offers a new light and treatment 
on such favorites as “Tea For Two” and “Honeysuckle Rose”. Roman is well 
known to visitors of exclusive hotel rooms. This package shows why. 


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SHOSTAKOVICH POLKA; RAVEL: HABANERA; RODGERS: MARCH OF THE SIAMESE CHILDREN; 
ALBENIZ: TANGO IN D; MacDOWELL: TO A WILD ROSE; LIADOFF: A MUSICAL SNUFF BOX; 
LECUONA: ANDALUCIA; HENDERSON: COURTSHIP. 


Five nights a week, Skitch Henderson’s vast and loyal following tunes in on 
his “A Man And His Music” NBC radio show to hear the melodic themes of 
his own composition “Courtship” and other light and inviting classics designed 
to please the midnight listener. His informal program continues to attract 
more and more followers. Here the artist includes the most popular and most 
requested melodies he airs along with his theme. The selections are most pleas- 
ing and make for easy listening. Should be a healthy seller for Capitol. 


WEBERLY EDWARDS presents “Hawaii Calls” with A1 Kealoha Perry — 
Capitol H 470 (1-10" LP) List: $3.00 

HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG; THE HAWAIIAN COWBOY; LOVELY HULA GIRL; KING'S SERE- 
NADE; SONG OF THE ISLANDS; HAWAIIAN WAR CHANT; I'LL SEE YOU IN HAWAII; 

ALOHA OE. 

If you’re one of those who can’t afford a trip to the beautiful islands of the 
swaying palms then you can do the next best thing — just close your eyes and 
imagine you’re there. Each week on radio Weberly Edwards helps you to 
imagine as he conducts a program, that is carried all over the world, under 
the title of “Hawaii Calls.” Included in this album is a collection of some of 
the fayorite selections chosen by the program listeners. Recorded on the beach 
at Waikiki and complete with the rhythmic sound of the surf, the deck is sure 
to attract much attention. Musical leadership is under the direction of A1 
Kealoha Perry. 


JAZZ 


BENNY GOODMAN— “Classics In Jazz”— Capitol H 479 (10" LP) List: $3.00 

I'LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU; I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW; ST. LOUIS BLUES; BAN- 
NISTER SLIDE; LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER; I'LL NEVER BE THE SAME; CHEROKEE; 
MUSIC, MAESTRO, PLEASE. 

Benny Goodman’s clarinet work in the jazz field will probably never be sur- 
passed. His performances are classics. He has packed theaters at every per- 
formance he has made. On this album B. G. leads a number of smaller groups 
as opposed to the big bands which he led in the swing era. The disk stars 
such names as Ernie Felice, Jess Stacy, Red Norvo, Teddy Wilson and others. 
A must for jazz enthusiasts. This album is one in a set of “classics in jazz” 
being issued by Capitol this month. 


REX STEWART and his orchestra — “X” Records LX-3001 (1-10" LP) — 
List: $3.85 

MOBILE BAY; LINGER AWHILE; MY SUNDAY GAL; WITHOUT A SONG; SUBTLE SLOUGH; 
SOME SATURDAY; POOR BUBBER; MENELIK-THE LION OF JUDAH. 

In what is described as “Ellington with a difference” we have the melodic jazz 
with the Ellington influence, but not yet the Ellington sophistication. Disk is 
composed of a series of mighty listenable and relaxing items featuring such 
famous jazz names as Rex Stewart, trumpet; Harry Carney, sax; Ben Webster, 
sax; Duke Ellington, piano; Jimmy Blanton, bass; Sonny Greer, drums; and 
Lawrence Brown, trombone. Another of the “X” Vault Originals series. Rex’s 
trumpet solos are the highlight of the disk. His work on “Poor Bubber” and 
“Menelik,” two previously unissued numbers, are worthy of the price of the LP. 

“THE HUCKLE-BUCK AND ROBBINS’ NEST”— A Buck Clayton Jam Ses- 
sion-Columbia CL 548 (1-12" LP) — List: $3.95 

Buck Clayton, trumpet; Joe Newman, trumpet; Henderson Chambers, trombone; 
Urbie Green, trombone; Lem Davis, alto sax; Julian Dash, tenor sax; Charlie 
Fowlkes, baritone sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; 
Walter Page, bass; Jo Jones, drums. 

In an effort to recreate the old time “jam session” Columbia gathers together 
a group of topflight musicians, many of whom had never met each other, let 
alone play together, and turned them loose. Only the rhythm section — Freddie 
Green, Walter Page and Jo Jones of the original Basie band — creates the beat 
that holds the band together. Soloists were on their own, taking as many 
choruses as they wished. The result is a mighty interesting jazz disk coupling 
surprise and excitement. 


BILLY BUTTERFIELD “Classics In Jazz” — Capitol Records H424 (1-10" LP) 
List: $3.00 

BUTTERBALL; AFTERNOON IN AUGUST; WILD OATS; LOVER WLAN; FLIP-FLOP; BILLY THE KID- 
WHAT'S NEW?; BUTTERSCOTCH. 

Capitol devotes one of its “Classics” series to the top-flight trumpet work of 
Billy Butterfield. Bill’s pure horn blowing will please other than the jazz clien- 
tele, although the latter will probably provide the largest part of the sales 
market. The' collection portrays Billy in a variety of moods, all of them good. 


CHILDREN 


“THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE” — INR Symphony Orchestra, Conducted 
by Franz Andre — Narrated by Don Wilson — Adapted by Alan Livingston 
(2-10-78 RPM) 

Capitol records the now well known story of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice as 
popularized by the flicker, Walt Disney’s “Fantasia.” Album portrays what 
should be an exciting experience for the tot market, both musically and story- 
wise. Bearing the marker “Bozo Approved” should also help sales. 


The Stories and Music of MOZART and HAYDN — Columbia JL 8014 (1-10" 
LP)— List: $3.00 

Narrated by Milton Cross, with supporting cast. Orchestra conducted by 
Rudolph Goehr. 

An intriguing idea which makes the absorption of good music and the histories 
of the famous composers palatable and pleasurable to the kiddie market. This 
is the initial release and no doubt its success or failure will determine the 
extent of its future. An excellent undertaking presented in a manner that 
should more than please the youngsters. 


Just Signed 



NEW YORK — Marti Stevens, just signed by MGM Records, shows MGM 
A & R chief Harry Meyerson some interesting arrangements of the new tune 
she just cut, “Three Coins In The Fountain” which goes on sale this week in 
record shops throughout the nation. Miss Stevens had been singing in swank 
supper clubs and night spots before being brought to the attention of MGM 
Records. 


Top 10 Best Selling Pop Albums 


1. THE GLENN MILLER STORY Sound Track (Decca DL 5519) 

2. SELECTIONS FROM 

THE GLENN MILLER STORY Glenn Miller (RCA Victor LPT 3057) 

3. ROSE MARIE Original Cast (MGM E 229) 

4. SONGS FOR YOUNG LOVERS Frank Sinatra (Capitol H 488) 

5. MUSIC FOR LOVERS ONLY Jackie Gleason (Capitol H 352) 

6. TAWNY Jackie Gleason (Capitol H 471) 

7. KISMET Original Cast (Columbia ML 4850) 

8. LET THERE BE LOVE Joni James (MGM E 222) 

9. CALAMITY JANE Doris Day, Howard Keel (Columbia CL 6273) 

10. NEW FACES Original Cast (RCA Victor LOC 1008) 


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SPECIAL AWARD 



NEW YORK — For the fourth consecutive year, every song designated as 
best in its category in the annual Cash Box poll, was a BMI song. In recog- 
nition of this achievement, a special award was presented to Carl Haverlin 
(center) president of BMI by Bob Austin (left) and Sid Parnes (right of The 
Cash Box. 

KLAC’S Disk Jockeys 
Come East 


Notes From California 



Listings below are reprinted exactly as submitted by leading disk jockeys throughout the 
nation for the week ending April 24 without any changes on the part of THE CASH BOX. 


Arty Kay 

WVLK — Lexington, Ky. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

6. I Really Don't Want To Know 

(Paul-Ford) 

7. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

8. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

9. True Love Goes On And On 

(Burl Ives) 

10. Sign Post (Eileen Barton) 


Lou Stephens 

KXLA — Pasadena, Calif. 

1. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Oh, My Papa (Eddie Fisher) 

4. Wanted (Perry Como) 

5. River Boat (Jim Lowe) 

6. That's Amore (Dean Martin) 

7. Till Then (Hilltoppers) 

8. Size 12 (Don Cornell) 

9. Woman (Johnny Desmond) 
10. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 


Chuck Thompson 

WALA — Mobile, Alabama 


Charlie Welsh 

WSB — Atlanta, Ga. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

3. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

4. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

5. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

6. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

7. From The Vine Came The 

Grape (Hilltoppers) 

8. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

9. Anema E Core (Eddie Fisher) 
10. Somebody's Been Beatin' My 

Time (Eberly-Baxter) 


Wally Nelskog 

KJR— Seattle, Wash. 

1. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 

2. Gee (The Crows) 

3. I Complained (Stuart Bros.) 

4. Wanted (Perry Como) 

5. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

6. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

7. Long Distance Love (F. Laine) 

8. Do Lord (C. Russell, J. Russell, 

Haines, Davis) 

9. So Long (Four Aces) 

10. I'd Cry Like A Baby 

(Dean Martin) 


Ray Perkins 

KFEL — Denver, Colo. 


Ira Cook 
KABC and KMPC— 
Hollywood, Calif. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

5. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

6. Amor (Four Aces) 

7. Here (Tony Martin) 

8. Do Lord (C. Haines, J. Russell, 

D. Russell, Davis) 

9. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 
10. Cleo & Meo (Jill Corey) 


Bill Burns 

WQAM — Miami, Florida 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

6. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

7. A Fool In The Ways Of Love 

(Georgie Shaw) 

8. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

9. I'm Alone Because I Love 

You (Bette McLaurin) 

10. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 


Tom Edwards 

WERE — Cleveland, Ohio 


Cliff Aaronson, West Coast Repre- 
sentative, for Shaw Artists, Inc., is 
now associated with the Milton 
Deutsch Agency, Hollywood. ... In 
the personal management field Max 
Lutz signed singer Robert Chick. He’s 
a 14-year-old Chicago lad. . . . Tony 
Marco has two deals pending with 
major record companies that could 
start him on his way to stardom. 
There’s no one we’d rather see make 
the grade. Tony has been working- 
hard and studying voice every chance 
he gets. The boy sings better than 
ever. . . . Betty Reilly has been a top 
night-club performer for quite some 
time yet had never made records until 
Capitol Execs decided to remedy the 
situation and sign her up. Since this 
pretty, young Irish gal was born in 
Mexico it was decided to bill her as 
the “Irish Senorita.” Her first release 
is “When Did You Leave Heaven” b/w 
“Besame Mucho” with Les Baxter and 
orchestra providing the music along 
with a seven-man rhythm section. 





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HOLLYWOOD— Mortimer W. Hall, 
President and General Manager of 
KLAC, Los Angeles, will introduce his 
“Big Five” disk jockeys of the radio 
station to industry executives, na- 
tional sponsors, record personalities 
and the press at a New York cocktail 
and dinner party April 26th at the 
Savoy Plaza Hotel. 

Making the trip eas't on a special 
TWA flight named “KLAC’s Big Five” 
will be disk jockeys Dick Haynes, 
Peter Potter, Bob McLaughlin, Jim 
Ameche and Alex Cooper. 

Hall revealed that the New York 
event will be a follow-up to last year’s 
successful party in Los Angeles for a 
similar West Coast group, including 
representatives of eastern sponsors 
and advertising agencies. 

Tony Pastor and his orchestra will 
supply dance music for the event with 
such stars as Eddie Fisher, Perry 
Como, Lisa Kirk, Jackie Gleason, Tony 
Martin, Monica Lewis, Teresa Brewer, 
Toni Arden, Ella Fitzgerald, Les Paul 
and Mary Ford, Steve Allen and other 
top personalities in attendance. 

The five Hollywood platter-spinners 
will appear on leading television and 
radio shows while in New York as the 
kick-off for an upcoming “Radio Is 
Better Than Ever” promotional cam- 
paign. Details of the latter will be 
announced soon by Hall. 


Jubilee Signs 
Linda Shannon 


NEW YORK— Linda Shannon, for- 
merly a record star on the King label, 
was recently signed to a three-year 
contract by Jubilee Records. 

The deal was consumated between 
Rosalind Ross of GAC and Jerry 
Blaine, prexy of the Jubilee label. 

The thrush has just cut four sides 
with Charlie Barnet for the diskery. 
Indigo Music, Barnet’s publishing- 
firm is publishing two of the four 
tunes: “How Do You Do, Do, Do” and 
“There Must Be A Million Ways.” 


1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. My Sin (Georgia Gibbs) 

5. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

6. Till We Two Are One 

(Eddy Howard) 

7. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

8. Somewhere (There Is 

Someone) (Lou Monte) 

9. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 
10. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 


Barry Kaye 

WJAS — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

1. If You Love Me (Kay Starr) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

4. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 

5. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

6. Melancholy Baby (R. Draper) 

7. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

8. So Long (Four Aces) 

9. Sugar Lump (Four Tunes) 

10. Here (Tony Martin) 


Lou Barite 

WKAL — Rome, N. Y. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Here (Tony Martin) 

4. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

5. The Kid's Last Fight (F. Laine) 

6. Somewhere (There Is 

Someone) (Lou Monte) 

7. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

8. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 

9. If You Love Me (Kay Starr) 
10. I Really Don't Want To Know 

(Paul-Ford) 


Don McLeod 

WJBK — Detroit, Michigan 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

3. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

4. Such A Night (Bunny Paul) 

5. Until Sunrise 

(Joe "Fingers" Carr) 

6. Here (Tony Martin) 

7. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

8. April And You (Jo Stafford) 

9. I Could Have Told You 

(Frank Sinatra) 
10. Believe In Me (Don Cornell) 


Del Clark 

WJMR — New Orleans, La. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

3. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

4. Anema E Core (Eddie Fisher) 

5. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

6. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

7. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

8. If You Love Me (Kay Starr) 

9. I Should Care (J. Chandler) 
10. Lost In Loveliness (Eckstine) 


1. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

2. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

3. Wanted (Perry Como) 

4. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

5. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

6. From The Vine Came The 

Grape (Hilltoppers) 

7. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

8. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

9. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

10. Somebody Bad Stole De Wed- 
ding Bell (Georgja Gibbs) 


Alan Saunders 

WVNJ— Newark, N. J. 

1. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

6. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

7. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

8. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

9. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

10. Am I In Love (Joni James) 


Art Roberts 

KXLW — St. Louis, Mo. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Such A Night (Bunny Paul) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. Long, Long Time (Mulcays) 

5. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 

6. Here (Tony Martin) 

7. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

8. Dream, Dream, Dream 

(Percy Faith) 

9. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

10. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 


Jackson Lowe 

WUST — Washington, D. C. 

1. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

4. Here (Tony Martin) 

5. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

6. I Solemnly Swear (J. Froman) 

7. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

8. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

9. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

10. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 


Jack White 

KBOL — Boulder, Colo. 

1. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Wanted (Perry Como) 

4. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

5. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

6. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

7. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

8. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

9. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.)! 
10. The Kid's Last Fight (F. Laine)* 


1. I Understand (Four Tunes) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. True Love Goes On And On 

(Burl Ives) 

4. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 

5. So Long (Four Aces) 

6. If You Love Me (Lynn-Starr) 

7. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

8. Isle Of Capri (Gaylords) 

9. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 
10. Secret Love (Doris Day) 


Larry Regan 

WTPS — New Orleans, La. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 

3. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

4. If You Love Me (Kay Starr) 

5. Crazy About You Baby 

(Crew Cuts) 

6. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

7. It Happens To Be Me (Cole) 

8. I'd Cry Like A Baby 

(Dean Martin) 

9. I Speak To The Stars (D. Day) 
10. I'm Alone Because I Love 

You (Bette McLaurin) 


Jerry Crocker 

KLBS — Houston, Texas 

1. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. Lovey Dovey (Clovers) 

5. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

6. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

7. Here (Tony Martin) 

8. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

9. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

10. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 


Robin Seymour 

WKMH — Dearborn, Mich. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Such A Night (Bunny Paul) 

3. The Happy Wanderer 

(Frank Weir) 

4. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

5. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

6. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 

7. My Sin (Georgia Gibbs) 

8. Here (Tony Martin) 

9. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

10. So Long (Four Aces) 


Bill Previtti 

KDEF — 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. Make love To Me (Stafford) 

5. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

6. Secret love (Doris Day) 

7. Amor (Four Aces) 

8. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

9. Am I In love (Joni James) 
10. I Get So lonely (4 Knights) 


“It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 



- 


The Cash Box, Music 


Page 17 


May 1 , 1954 



Listings below are reprinted exactly as submitted by leading disk jockeys throughout the 
nation for the week ending April 24 without any changes on the part of THE CASH BOX. 


Art Hellyer 
WCFL & WMAQ — 
Chicago, III. 

1. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

5. Answer Me, My love (Cole) 

6. The Zoo (Johnny Desmond) 

7. Positively No Dancing 

(Karen Chandler) 

8. Teach Me Tonight (J. Brace) 

9. The Things I love 

(The Smith Bros.) 
10. No, No, No (Bill Carey) 


Rugg Coglin 

KROW— Oakland, Calif. 

1. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 

6. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

7. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

8. Take A Chance (F. Sinatra) 

9. The Zoo (Johnny Desmond) 
10. Here (Tony Martin) 


Bob Larsen 

WEMP — Milwaukee, Wise. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

5. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

6. The Happy Wanderer 

(Frank Wier) 

7. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

8. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

9. So Long (Four Aces) 

10. My Baby Just Cares For Me 
(Hi-Lo's) 


Johnny Morris 

WLOL — Minneapolis, Minn. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. You'll Never Walk Alone 

(Roy Hamilton) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. You Didn't Want Me 

(Mills Bros.) 

5. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

6. I Speak To The Stars (D. Day) 

7. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

8. Ring, Telephone, Ring 

(Jaye P. Morgan) 

9. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 
10. Gee (The Crows) 


Bill Webb 

KAKC— Tulsa, Okla. 

1. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Wanted (Perry Como) 

4. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

5. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

6. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

7. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

8. I Really Don't Want To Know 

(Bob Santa Maria) 

9. Somebody Bad Stole De 

Wedding Bell (Eartha Kitt) 
10. Why (Nat "King" Cole) 


Sam Zurlo 

WCSS — Amsterdam, N. Y. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

6. The Happy Wanderer 

(Henri Rene) 

7. Such A Night (Bunny Paul) 

8. The Kid's Last Fight (F. Laine) 

9. Amor (Four Aces) 

10. If You Love Me (Vera Lynn) 


Bill Thornton 

KRLW— Walnut Ridge, Ark. 

1. I Get So Lonely (B. Crosby) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Wrapped Up In A Dream 

(Hilltoppers) 

4. You Didn't Want Me 

(Mills Bros.) 

5. Such A Night (Johnnie Ray) 

6. I Understand (Four Tunes) 

7. So Long (Four Aces) 

8. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

9. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 
10. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 


Bob E. Lloyd 

WAVZ — New Haven, Conn. 

1. Alone Too Long (Nat K. Cole) 

2. Trapped (Redd Evans) 

3. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 

4. I Understand (Four Tunes) 

5. Positively No Dancing (Dean) 

6. First Thing You Know, You're 

In Love (June Christy) 

7. Signpost (Eileen Barton) 

8. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

9. This Is You (C. Applewhite) 
10. Long, Long Train With A Red 

Caboose (Verna Leeds) 


Jimmy Lowe 

WRR — Dallas, Texas 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. This Is You (C. Applewhite) 

3. You'll Never Walk Alone 

(Roy Hamilton) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

6. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

7. Secret Love (Tommy Edwards) 

8. Here (Tony Martin) 

9. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 
10. So Long (Four Aces) 


Sherm Feller 

WVDA — Boston, Mass. 

1. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

2. Amor (Four Aces) 

3. Latin Lady (H. Winterhalter) 

4. Wanted (Perry Como) 

5. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

6. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

7. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

8. Oh, That'll Be Joyful (Wayne) 

9. My Friend, The Ghost 

(Dorsey Bros.) 
10. I Live Each Day (Jerry Vale) 


Hank Goldman 

WANN — Annapolis, Md. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. The Happy Wanderer 

(Henri Rene) 

3. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

4. I Should Care (J. Chandler) 

5. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

6. Here (Tony Martin) 

7. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

8. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

9. Stranger In Paradise (Bennett) 
10. Chain Lightning (J. Tremaine) 


Chris Clark 

WBSM — New Bedford, Mass. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

5. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

6. Amor (Four Aces) 

7. Seems Like Old Times 

(Four Freshmen) 

8. I Live Each Day (Jerry Vale) 

9. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 
10. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 


Edna Richardson 

WTMA — Charleston, S. C. 


Buddy Dean 

WITH — Baltimore, Md. 


1. Secret love (Doris Day) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. Salute To Glenn Miller 

(Modernaires) 

5. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

6. Melancholy Me (E. Howard) 

7. Am I In Love (Joni James) 

8. The Happy Wanderer 

(Henri Rene) 

9. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 
10. Crazy Mixed Up Song 

(Hayes & Healy) 


1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Such A Night (Bunny Paul) 

3. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

4. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

5. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

6. Here (Tony Martin) 

7. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

8. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

9. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 
10. Crazy Mixed Up Song 

(Hayes & Healy) 


Don Mullally 

WTWN — 

St. Johnsbury, Vermont 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

5. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

6. Sloppy Joe (Ted Heath) 

7. I Speak To The Stars 

(Margaret Whiting) 

8. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

9. It Happens To Be Me (Cole) 
10. Slim Jim (Ted Heath) 


Alien Ross 

KOPR — Butte, Montana 


Don Bell 

KRNT — Des Moines, Iowa 


Mort Nusbaum 

WHAM — Rochester, N. Y. 


1. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

2. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. Wanted (Perry Como) 

5. From The Vine Came The 

Grape (Hilltoppers) 

6. Maybe Next Time (J. James) 

7. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

8. Such A Night (Johnnie Ray) 

9. Lovin' Spree (Eartha Kitt) 

10. Till We Two Are One (Shaw) 


1. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

4. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

5. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

6. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

7. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

8. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

9. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 
10. Crazy Mixed Up Song) 

(Hayes & Healy) 


1. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

2. My Sin (Georgia Gibbs) 

3. Wanted (Perry Como) 

4. I Speak To The Stars (D. Day) 

5. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

6. Anema E Core (Eddie Fisher) 

7. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

8. Here (Tony Martin) 

9. Silhouette (Jan August) 

10. That Girl (Harmonicats) 


R. Bates Feuell 

WCAR — Pontiac, Mich. 

1. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Wanted (Perry Como) 

4. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

5. From The Vine Came The 

Grape (Gaylords) 

6. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

7. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

8. Such A Night (Bunny Paul) 

9. April And You (Jo Stafford) 
10. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) I 


Carl Stutz 

WRVA — Richmond, Va. 

1. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

2. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

3. Dream, Dream, Dream (Faith) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. If You love Me (Vera Lynn) 

6. Cry My Heart (Toni Arden) 

7. Latin Lady (H. Winterhalter) 

8. Am I In Love (Joni James) 

9. Here (Tony Martin) 

10. Wanted (Perry Como) 


Sandy Singer 

KCRI — Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

1. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Stranger In Paradise (4 Aces) 

4. Oh, My Papa (Eddie Fisher) 

5. Teach Me Tonight (J. Brace) 

6. Amor (Four Aces) 

7. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

8. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

9. That's Amore (Dean Martin) 
10. Here (Tony Martin) 


Robin Seymour Fights Juvenile 
Deliquency With Teen-Age Dances 


DETROIT — Disk jockeys through- 
out the country have always done a 
great deal to combat juvenile delin- 
quency. In Detroit, WKMH disk 
jockey Robin Seymour is playing a big 
part in a program which provides 
good entertainment for youngsters in 
the Motor City every Friday night. 

Every Friday, the Motor City Lions 
Club sponsors a teen-age dance at the 
Edgewater Park Ballroom called the 
Lions Friday Frolic. And acting, 
weekly, as master of ceremonies is 
Robin Seymour. Entertainment is sup- 
plied by visiting recording artists and 
the music provided by the Fred Net- 
ting orchestra. 

Members of 131 Parents-Teachers 
Assn, groups, student council members 
of various schools in the area, church 
organizations and parents of teen- 
agers are invited as g'uests to all 
dances. And each of the dances held 
has been very successful. Recently 
more than 900 youngsters turned up 
at the ballroom for one of the dances. 

In addition to the many celebrities 
that have attended, Governor G. Men- 
nen Williams turned up at one of the 
affairs and led the line of students 
in the “Bunny Hop.” 

Attendance has been increasing pro- 
gressively, and the appearance of rec- 
ord talent has helped this. Some of 
those who have donated their services 
are the Gaylords, Bunny Paul, Lou 
Monte, Hamish Menzies, Ruth Casey, 
Bill Darnel and Buddy Greco. 

Keeping in mind the financial prob- 


lems of high school students, the Lions 
admission price is $1.00 per person. 
The money realized from the dances 
is placed in the Lions’ sight conserva- 
tion fund which is used to further 
their work with the blind. 



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The Cash Box , Music 


Page 18 


May 1, 1954 



Mob Scene 


NEW YORK — The Ames Brothers 
(reading from bottom to top), Vic, Joe 
and Ed, pose with their wives and chil- 
dren before taking off for the Sahara 
in Las Vegas, where they are cur- 
rently appearing. Brother Gene, fourth 
member of the group, and his wife and 
two children are already inside plane. 


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“Golden Apple” 
On Victor With 
Original Cast 

NEW YORK— The off-Broadway 
theater is on records for the first time. 

The new hit musical “The Golden 
Apple” — which opened two miles off 
Times Square to become one of the 
year’s biggest hits — has gained this 
distinction with an original cast album 
for RCA Victor. But by the time the 
disk was released, the show had moved 
uptown to Broadway’s Alvin Theater. 

The new album is the latest tribute 
to a venture unique in show business 
annals. “The Golden Apple’s” cast 
took a gamble two months ago to ap- 
pear in a promising off-Broadway 
show-case — the lower East side’s Phoe- 
nix Theater. It was a gamble which 
paid off in packed houses and critical 
acclaim, including the New York 
Drama Critics’ Circle Award as the 
best musical of the year. 

The enthusiastic reception given the 
musical prompted RCA Victor to make 
the first album of an off-Broadway 
show. The entire cast and orchestra 
filled Manhattan Center on a Monday 
(April 12) — the only day off between 
Sunday and Tuesday performances — 
to wax the album. Twenty-five selec- 
tions were recorded in 11 hours, start- 
ing at 9 A.M. Working straight 
through, the cast displayed exceptional 
enthusiasm. Most of the company 
lingered when they had finished their 
chores to applaud the other members 
as they went through their paces un- 
der the knowing eye and ear of Henri 
Rene, RCA Victor musical director. 

Throughout the day the Manhattan 
Center ballroom was a congestion of 
sound cables, engineers, musicians and 
performers reading, sleeping, eating, 
chatting and getting up to do their 
bit before the microphone. Many 
members of the cast waited as long 
as four hours to do a single line. 

Sandwiches, cold drinks, coffee and 
ice cream helped to bolster morale. 
Though there was no doubt that the 
show folk missed the audience re- 
sponse, it was made up in part by 
fellow members of the company, who 
cheered each other on. 

The musical is based on Homer’s 
Ulysses legend transplanted to post- 
Civil War days in Oregon. Its first 
act was recorded in full, and only 
the second act’s individual song num- 
bers were recorded to complete the 
album. These were connected by 
rhymed couplings especially written 
by composer John La Touche to ex- 
plain the action. 

The album, which includes such hit 
potentials as “Lazy Afternoon” and 
“It’s the Going Home Together,” will 
be available in May on one 12" LP 
or on four 7" Extended Play discs. 

The music for ’’The Golden Apple” 
was written by John La Touche with 
music composed by Jerome Moross. 
Starred in the show are Priscilla 
Gilette, Stephen Douglass, Kaye Bal- 
lard and Jack Whiting. Also featured 
are Bibi Osterwald, Jonathan Lucas 
and Portia Nelson. 

“The Golden Apple” reaped a golden 
harvest during - its eight weeks down- 
town. Now it is slated to be a bonanza 
on both Broadway and on disks. 


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COMPILED BY JACK “ONE SPOT” TUNIS 


Comprising 

100 

Selections 


AB — Abbott 
AL — Aladdin 
AM — Ambassador 
AP — Apollo 
AT — Atlantic 
BA — Barbour 


BE— Bell 
BR — Brunswick 
BT — Bethlehem 
BU— Bullet 
CA — Capitol 
CD — Cadence 
CH— Chess 
CK— Checker 
CO — Columbia 
CR — Coral 
CW — Crown 


CY — Crystalette 
DA — Dana 
DE — Decca 
DO — Dot 
DU— Duke 
DY — Derby 
EP — Epic 
ES — Essex 
FE — Federal 
FI — Fiesta 
4 Star — Four Star 
IM— Imperial 


IN — Intro 
JD — Jay Dee 
JU— Jubilee 
Kl— King 
LO — London 
MA — Mars 
MD— Mood 
ME — Mercury 
MG — MGM 
MO — Modern 
PA — Parrot 


PC— Peacock Pro. SW 
PE— Peacock TE- 

PR — Prestige 
RA — Rainbow 
RE — Regent 
RIH — Recorded 
In Hollywood 
RM — Rama 
SA — Savoy 
SIT — Siftin' In 
SP — Specialty 


—Swingtime 

-Tempo 

-Tiffany 

-Tico 

—Tennessee 

-Trend 

—United 

—Valley 

-RCA Victor 

’—Label "X" 

—Zodiac 


May 1 Apr. 24 


1 — Wanted 


125.9 119.4 


BE-1041 (45-1041) — 

DORSEY BROS. 
I Speak To The Stars 

★VI-20-5647 (47-5647)— 

PERRY COMO 
Look Out The Window 


2 — I Get So Lonely 

87.9 91.7 

BE-1031 (45-1031) — 

ANNE LLOYD 
Cross Over The Bridge 
★CA-2654 (F-2654) — 

THE FOUR KNIGHTS 
I Couldn't Stay Away 
From You 
CO-40221 (4-40221) — 

KEN GRIFFIN 
The Little Old Mill 
DE-29054 (9-29054)— 

CROSBY & LOMBARDO 
Young At Heart 
VI-20-5681 (47-56811 — 

JOHNNIE AND JACK 
You're Just What The 
Doctor Ordered 


3 — Wake Love To We 

86.9 81.5 

BE-1029 (45-1029) — TOMMY & 
JIMMY DORSEY 
My Friend The Ghost 
♦CO-40143 (4-401431 — 

JO STAFFORD 
Adi-Adios Amigo 
DE-29048 (9-290481— 

COMMANDERS 
Kentucky Boogie 
EP-9035 (4-90351— 

TONY DE SIMONE 
Young At Heart 


4 — Young At Heart 


81.9 


82.5 


BE-1030 (45-1030) — 

CHARLIE DE FORREST 
Secret Love 
★CA-2703 (F-2703) — 

FRANK SINATRA 
Take A Chance 
DE-29054 (9-29054)— 

CROSBY & LOMBARDO 
I Get So Lonely 
EP-9035 (4-9035) — 

TONY DE SIMONE 
Make Love To Me 
VI-20-5735 (47-5735) — 

TONY MARTINEZ 
Secret Love 


5 — Cross Over The 
Bridge 

62.2 71.5 

BE-1031 (45-1031) — 

BETTY JOHNSON 
I Get So Lonely 
★ME-70302 (70302x45)— 

PATTI PAGE 
My Restless Layer 


6 — Secret Love 

53.9 


79.1 


BE-1030 (45-1030) — 

HELEN FORREST 
Young At Heart 
CA-2671 (F-2678) — 

RAY ANTHONY O. 
Oh Mein Papa 
★CO-40108 (4-401081— 

DORIS DAY 
The Deadwood Stage 
DE-2M76 (9-28876)— 

GORDON JENKINS 
Theme From "Seven 
Dream s" 

DE-29024 (9-29024)— 

BING CROSBY 
My Lore, My Lore 


May 1 Apr. 24 

JU-5137 (45-5137)— ORIOLES 

Don't Go To Strangers 
UG-11604 (K-l 16041- 

TOMMY EDWARDS 
That's All 

*1-20-5512 (47-55121— 

GOG I GRANT 

Ricochet 

VI-20-5735 (47-5735) — 

TONY MARTINEZ 
Young At Heart 

7 — Here 

42.6 29.9 

BE-1039 (45-1039) — 

THE FOUR BELLS 
Dream, Dream, Dream 
★VI-20-5665 (47-5665) — 

TONY MARTIN 
Philosophy 

8 — The Wan With 
The Banjo 

41.9 22.2 

★VI-20-5644 (47-5644)— 

AMES BROS. 
Man, Man Is For The 
Woman Made 

9 — A Girl, A Girl 

40.6 42.8 

★VI-20-5675 (47-5675) — 

EDDIE FISHER 
Anema C Core 

10 — Answer We, 

Wy Love 

37.6 52.3 

BE-1035 (45-10351— 

5 HELEN FORREST 
Darktown S'r utters 
Ball 

★CA-2687 (F-7687) — 

NAT "KING" COLE 
Why 


1 1 — Jilted 


24.9 


20.5 


BE-1038 (45-1038) — 

CAB CALLOWAY 
Such A Night 

★CR-61152 (9-61152) — 

TERESA BREWER 
Le Grand Tour De 
V Amour 

DE-29100 (9-29100)— RED FOLEY 
Pin Ball Boogie 

12 — Little Things 
Wean A Lot 

24.3 13.7 

★ DE-29037 (9-29037) — 

KITTY KALLEN 
I Don't Think You 
Love Me Anymore 

13 — The Wan 
Upstairs 

23.3 16.4 

BE-1042 (45-1042) — 

TONY RUSSO 
My Restless Lover 

★CA-2769 (F-2769) — 

KAY STARR 
If You Love Me 

14 — Poor Butterfly 

20.9 15.7 

★DO-15156 (45-15156) — 

THE HILLTOPPERS 
Wrapped Up In A 
Dream 

15 — The Happy 
Wanderer 

16.9 10.2 

CA-2788 (F-2788) — 

TOMMY LEONETTI 
I Went Out Of My 
Way 


May 1 Apr. 24 

CD-1238 (45-1238) — 

ALFRED DRAKE 
Destiny's Darling 
★ LO-1448 (45-1448) — 

FRANK WEIR O. 
From Your Lips 
★VI-20-5715 (47-5715) — 

HENRI RENE O. 
My Impossible Love 

16 — There’ll Be IVo 
Teardrops 
Tonight 


16.6 


19.5 


BE-1037 (45-1037) — 

BETTY JOHNSON 
Cuddle Me 

★CO-40169 (4-40169)— 

TONY BENNETT 
My Heart Won't Say 
Good-bye 
MG-10461 (K-l 0461 ) — 

HANK WILLIAMS 
Mind Your Own 
Business 


17 — Stranger In 
Paradise 

15.3 13.0 

BE-1018 (45-1018) — 

TONY RUSSO 
Heart Of My Heart 
CA-2652 (F-2652) — 

GORDON MacRAE 
Never In A Million 
Years 

WCO-40121 (4-40121)— 

TONY BENNETT 
Why Does It Have 
To Be Me 
♦ DE-28927 (9-28927)— 

FOUR ACES 
The Gang That Sang 
"Heart Of My Herat" 

fl-20-026— 

HUMBERTO MORALES 
Oh, Mein Papa 
Kt-1304 (45-1304)— 

INK SPOTS 
Changing Partners 
ME-70269 (70269x45)— 

VIC DAMONE 
A Village In Peru 
★VI-20-5535 (47-5535)— 

TONY MARTIN 
I Love Paris 
v 1-20-5505 (47-5505) — 

RALPH FLANAGAN O. 
The Typewriter 
VI-20-5551 (47-5551) — 

AL ROMERO 

Off Shore 

18 — Isle Of Capri 

14.5 — 

CR-61149 (9-61 149) — 

JACKIE LEE O. 
By The Light Of The 
Silvery Moon 
★ME-70350 (70350x45)— 

THE GAYLORDS 
Love / You 


19 — Anema E Core 

12.5 15.1 

★VI-20-5675 (47-5675) — 

EDDIE FISHER 
A Girl, A Girl 

20 — It Happens 
To Be We 

12.2 7.0 

★CA-2754 (F-2754) — 

NAT "KING" COLE 
Alone Too Long 

21 — From The Vine 
Came The Grape 

11.2 17.4 

BE-1032 (45-1032) — 

STUART FOSTER 
Somebody Bad Stole 
De Wedding Bell 


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Page 1 9 


May 1, 1954 



• Tunes are listed below in order of their popularity based on a continuing weekly 
national survey of thousands of record dealers by Jack "One Spot'' Tunis. Each list- 
ing includes the name of the song, record number, artists, and tune on the reverse side. 

• The number underneath the title indicates the actual sale per 1000 records made 
for the week. If the figure is 67.4, it means that for every 1000 records sold that 
week, 67.4 were of the tune indicated — a combination of all the records on which 
it was available. 

• Indicates best selling record. 


Comprising 

100 

Selections 



May 1 Apr. 24 


May 1 Apr. 24 


May 1 Apr. 24 


★ DO-15127 (45-15127) — 

THE HILLTOPPERS 
Time Will Tell 
★ME-70796 (70296x45)— 

THE GAYLORDS 
Stolen Moments 


22 — Cuddle Me 

10.3 12.6 

BE-1037 (45-1037) — 

BETTY JOHNSON 
There'll Be No Tear- 
drops Tonight 
★ME-70285 (70285x45)— 

RONNIE GAYLORD 
Oh, Am I Lonely 


23 — Such A Night 

9.9 9.2 

AT-1019 (45-1019)— 

McPHATTER & DRIFTERS 
Lucille 

BE-1038 (45-1038) — 

CAB CALLOWAY 
Jilted 

★CO-40200 (4-40200)— 

JOHNNIE RAY 

Destiny 

DE-29087 (9-29087)— 

JANE TURZY 
It's You! It's You 
I Love 

★ES-352 (45-352)— BUNNY PAUL 
I'm Gonna Have Some 
Fun 

ME-70336 (70336 x 45)— 

DINAH WASHINGTON 
Until Sunrise 


24 — Alone Too Long 

9.3 12.3 

★CA-2754 (F-2754) — 

NAT "KING" COLE 
It Happens To Be Me 
CA-2789 (F-2789) — 

STAN KENTON 
Don't Take Your Love 
From Me 


25 — Melancholy Me 

8.9 6.8 

DE-29008 (9-29008)— 

ELLA FITZGERALD 
Somebody Bad Stole 
De Wedding Bell 
★ME-70304 (70304x45)— 

EDDY HOWARD 
I Wonder What's 
Become Of Sally 
★"X"- 0003 (4X-0003) — 

SMITH BROTHERS 
It Was Worth It 


26 — Somebody Bad 
Stole De 
Wedding Bell 

8.3 8.5 

BE-1032 (45-1032) — 

SYLVIA SIMS 
From The Vine Came 
The Grape 

DE-29MI (9-29008)— 

ELLA FITZGERALD 
Melancholy Me 
ME-70298 (70298x45)— 

GEORGIA GIBBS 
Baubles, Bangles And 
Beads 

★VI-20-5410 (47-5610)— 

EARTHA KIT7 
Larin" Spree 


27 — My Sin 

7.9 8.9 

AM- 1007 (45-1007)— 

LEO DIAMOND 
Hong Kong Blues 
★ME-70339 (70339x45)— 

GEORGIA GIBBS 
I'll Always Be Happy 
With You 


28 — Don’t Worry 
About Me 

6.9 — 

★CA-2787 (F-2787) — 

FRANK SINATRA 
I Could Have Told You 


29 — The Kid’s Last 
Fight 

6.6 14.3 

★CO-40178 (4-40178) — 

FRANKIE LAINE 
Long Distance Love 


30 — South 

6.0 7.8 

★CA-2735 (F-2735) — LES PAUL 
& MARY FORD 
/ Really Don't Want 
To Know 


31 — If You Love Me 
(Beally Love 
Me) 

5.9 8.2 

★CA-2769 (F-2769) — 

KAY STARR 
The Man Upstairs 
CO-40149 (4-40149) — 

MARION MARLOWE 
You're Not Living In 
Vain 

★ LO-1412 (45-1412) — 

VERA LYNN 
C'esf La Vie 
MG-11667 (K-11667) — 

SHIRLEY HARMER 
Won'tcha Love Me 
VI-20-5580 (47-5580)— 

JAN PEERCE 
Old Wedding Ring 


32 — I Speak To The 
Stars 

5.6 7.5 

BE-1041 (45-1041) — 

DORSEY BROTHERS 
Wanted 

CA-2717 (F-2717) — 

MARGARET WHITING 
It's Nice To Have You 
Home 

★CO-40210 (4-40210) — 

DORIS DAY 
Blue Bells Of Broadway 


33 Somewhere 

(There Is 
Someone) 

5.4 4.1 

★VI-20-5691 (47-5691 ) — 

LOU MONTE 
Won't You Forgive Me 


34 — Goin* Like 
Wild Fire 

5.3 4.7 

★CO-40198 (4-40198)— 

F. LAINE & J. STAFFORD 
Rollin' Down The Line 


35 — Lost In 

Loveliness 

5.0 — 

★ CO-40168 (4-40168) — 

DORIS DAY 
What Every Girl 
Should Know 

★MG-11694 (K-l 1694) — 

BILLY ECKSTINE 
Don't Get Around 
Much Anymore 


36 — Oh, That’ll 
Be Joyful 

4.9 — 

★CO-40220 (4-40220)— 

FOUR LADS 
What Can I Lose 
★ME-70346 (70346x45)— BOBBY 
WAYNE & GENE BAYLOS 
How 

MG-11723 (K-l 1723)— MOREY 
AMSTERDAM & FRANCEY LANE 
Hullabaloo Kalafer 
Dofer 


37 — Wrapped IJp 
In A Dream 

4.7 

★ DO 15156 (45-15156) — 

HILLTOPPERS 
Poor Butterfly 


38 — Amor 

4.3 — 

★ DE-29036 (9-29036)— 

FOUR ACES 

So Long 


39 — Dream, Dream, 
Dream 

3.9 10.9 

BE-1039 (45-1039) — 

THE FOUR BELLS 

Here 

★CO-40185 (4-40185) — 

PERCY FAITH 

Eleanora 

MG-11464 (K-l 14641- 

MIKE Dl NAPOLI 
Just A Memory 
★VI-20-5677 (47-5677)— 

SUNNY GALE 
Don't Cry Mama 


40 — Angela Mia 

3.7 0.6 

★ CW-104 (45-104) — 

DON, DICK AND JIMMY 
Brand Me With Your 
Kisses 

DE-29062 (9-29062) — 

FRED WARING 

Maria 

★VI-20-5676 (47-5676) — 

RALPH FLANAGAN 
Roo Roo Kangaroo 
VI-10-4214 (49-4214) — 

ROBERT SHAW CHORUS 
Easter Parade 


41 — Darktown 

Strutters Ball 

3.6 2.8 


42 — Oh, My Papa 

3.3 9.5 


43 — Gee 

3.0 9.9 


44 — I Should Care 

2.6 4.4 


45 — True Love Goes 
On And On 

2.3 — 


46 — Gimme A Little 
Kiss 

2.0 - 


47 — Have A Heart 
1.6 


48 — Face To Face 

1.4 3.4 


49 — TiU Then 

1.2 5.1 


50 — Beer Barrel 
Polka 

0.9 2.0 


“Best Orchestra of 1953” 



NEW YORK — Bob Austin, of the “The Cash Box,” is photographed on 
“Dancetime,” WPIX’s Monday-through Friday teen-age dance show, as he 
makes the annual “Cash Box” award to Ray Anthony, band leader. At the 
right is Kevin Kennedy, WPIX newscaster, who was batting for Ted Steele — 
regular emcee — that day. 


Bill Randle Seriously 
Hurt In Auto Accident 

CLEVELAND, OHIO— Bill Randle 
WERE dee jay, this city, was severely 
injured in an auto accident while 
driving from Detroit to Cleveland this 
week. He is in the Mercy Hospital in 
Toledo. 

The accident will make necessary 
plastic surgery on his head and face. 

The jockey will be off the air in- 
definitely. 

Randle was slated to start an ad- 
ditional four hour “Morning Show” 
in Chicago in addition to his Cleve- 
land chores. But this show will now 
be put off until September because 
of the accident. 


Bell In Big Promotion 


NEW YORK— The Bell Record Co. 
will embark on one of its biggest rec- 
ord promotions since the label was 
first introduced back in September of 
1953, with their issue of five new plat- 
ters starring, Tony Russo, the Four 
Bells, Betty Johnson, Cab Calloway 
and the Dorsey Brothers. 

This release will get the widest dis- 
tribution since its inauguration with 
over fifty thousand of the company’s 
accounts putting the records on dis- 
play. 

The release also marks Bell’s entry 
into the juke box market with 45’s 
and standard 10-inch records being 
made available for the first time to 
juke box operators at 29 cents and 
40 cents respectively. 

This is Bell’s fifth release of 1954 
and it will enjoy the company’s big- 
gest initial press run — nearly one 
million records. More records will now 
be sent to radio stations. 

Pocket Books, Inc., exclusive na- 
tional distributor of Bell Records, is 
going to give away a twenty-five set 
library of its pocket editions of popu- 
lar novels to the fif.y disk jockeys 
who can guess nearest to the actual 
total sale of the five records in this 
release. May 15, 1954 is the deadline 
for “guesstimate.” 



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Page 20 


May I, 1954 


Moe Gale Proposes 
Associate Membership 
Plan For Contactmen 


NEW YORK.— Moe Gale this week 
proposed an associate membership 
plan to the Contactmen’s Union. 
Representatives of the Union are cur- 
rently considering it and are expected 
to give their answer next week. 

Gale’s proposal is as follows: 

An Associate Member is one who 
works on a part time basis for just 
one publisher. An A. M. cannot con- 
tact live plugs whether they emanate 
from a studio or a remote. 

An A. M. will not share in any of 
the Union benefits. An A. M. can only 
become a full member by election to 
membership as prescribed by the local 
in which he places his application. 

An A. M. will have a three month’s 
trial period. After three months the 
publisher for whom he works will have 
the responsibility of paying a $50 ini- 
tiation fee and 50% of the regular 
Union dues. Should an A. M. leave 
the publisher’s employ or be dis- 
charged, the Union will credit the $50 
initiation fee to any other man the 
publisher may employ in that terri- 
tory. 

An A. M.’s salary will be 50% of 
that of a regular member. 

No publisher is permitted to share 
the part time employment of an A. M. 
nor is an A. M. permitted to solicit 
any publisher while in the employ of 
another. 

The Union, at its discretion, may 
impose a fine on the publisher and 
compel the immediate dismissal of the 
A. M. for any violation of the rules 
or regulations. 

Special A. M. Union contracts should 
be made up and all Associate Mem- 
bers should be signed on such con- 
tracts. 

Associate Memberships will not be 
permitted in New York, Chicago and 
Los Angeles. 


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Valando Has Three 
Tunes In Top Lists 

NEW YORK — For the first time in 
the history of The Cash Box charts, 
one publisher has three tunes in the 
top ten of each pop chart in the mag- 
azine, the Top Ten in the juke boxes, 
the Top Ten among disk jockeys and 
the Top Fifty retail tunes. 

The publisher is Tommy Valando. 
The songs are “Young At Heart,” 
“Cross Over The Bridge” and “A Girl, 
A Girl.” 

In the May 1 issue of The Cash Box, 
the Top Ten in juke boxes shows 
“Young At Heart” Number 2, “Cross 
Over The Bridge” Number 5, and “A 
Girl, A Girl” Number 8. 

The top disk jockey tunes shows 
“Young At Heart” Number 2, “Cross 
Over The Bridge” Number 3, and “A 
Girl, A Girl” Number 7. 

The Top Fifty shows “Young At 
Heart” Number 4, “Cross Over The 
Bridge” Number 5 and “A Girl, A 
Girl” number 9. 

“Young At Heart” is published by 
Valando’s Sunbeam firm, a BMI affili- 
ate and was written by Johnny Rich- 
ards and Carolyn Leigh. “Cross Over 
The Bridge” is published by Laurel, 
an ASCAP affiliate and was written by 
Benny Benjamin and George Weiss. 
“A Girl, A Girl” is published by Va- 
lando Music, also an ASCAP affiliate 
and it too was written by Beniamin 
and Weiss in collaboration with A1 
Bandini. 

Party Celebrates 
Aragon’s 30th Year 

CHICAGO — The Chicago Athletic 
Club was the scene this past week of 
a cocktail party in honor of the 30th 
Anniversary of the Aragon Ballroom, 
given by its owner, William Karzas. 

Radio people in attendance included: 
Marty Hogan, WCFL; Bob Drews, 
WAAF; Jack Kary, WCFL; Betty 
Mattson, WEAW ; Jack Howard, 
WEAW; Eileen Mack, WCFL; Bob 
Porter, WIND; Stan Dale, WJJD, and 
many others. 

Representing various diskeries 
were: Selman Schulz and Margaret 
Kraft of Decca; Si Pauli, Capitol; Al- 
bin Olrich and Ed Walker of Coral; 
and Art Talmadge of Mercury. Cap- 
itol’s Mel Torme, currently appearing 
at the Aragon, and Buddy Cunning- 
ham of the Valley label, whose ‘Angels 
In The Sky” is getting lots of action, 
were special guests. 

During the evening, Eileen Mack, 
who handles publicity for the Aragon, 
announced that beginning May 16, and 
every Sunday afternoon thereafter 
from 2:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. m., the Ara- 
gon will feature teen-age dances. 

These dances will feature top name 
bands, as well as appearances by guest 
recording stars, as well disk jockeys. 
First band scheduled is popular Ralph 
Marterie. 

Betty Mattson, who is presently ac- 
tive in Chicago radio, will act as mis- 
tress of ceremonies for the series. 
Dances will be properly chaperoned 
and supervised by an honorary Board 
of Directors, including Mrs. Jessie 
Binford, prominent juvenile authority; 
also Decca’s Selma Schultz, who is 
active in juvenile affairs with the 
Shriners. 

In this way, Karzas hopes to pro- 
vide the kind of entertainment outlet 
which will prove healthful for teen- 
agers, as well as offer properly super- 
vised recreation to meet the approval 
| of parents, educators and civic leaders. 



New York, N. Y. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

3. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

4. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

5. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

6. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

7. Answer Me, My Love 

(Doris Day) 

8. I Get So lonely (4 Knights) 

9. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

10. Anema E Core (Eddie Fisher) 


Chicago, III. 

1 . Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

5. Here (Tony Martin) 

6. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

7. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

8. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

9. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 
10. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 


Los Angeles, Calif. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

5. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

6. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

7. Hey Brother, Pour The Wine 

(Dean Martin) 

8. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

9. From The Vine Came The 

Grape (Gaylords) 

10. Here (Tony Martin) 


Philadelphia, Pa. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

5. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

6. Here (Tony Martin) 

7. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

8. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

9. Crystal Ball (Johnston Bros.) 
10. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 


Omaha, Neb. 


1. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

4. Wanted (Perry Como) 

5. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

6. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

7. Stranger In Paradise (Bennett) 

8. From The Vine Came The 

Grape (Hilltoppers) 

9. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 
10. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 


Nashville, Tenn. 

1 . Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

5. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

6. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

7. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 

8. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

9. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

10. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 


Denver, Colo. 

1. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Cross Over Th* Bridge (Page) 

6. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

7. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

8. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

9. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

10. Till We Two Are One 

(Georgie Shaw) 


Deadwood, S. D. 

1. Young At Heart (F. Sinatral 

2. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

3. Wanted (Perry Como) 

4. Cross Over The Bridge (Pagei 

5. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

6. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

7. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

8. Melancholy Me (E. Howard) 

9. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 
10. Here (Tony Martin) 


Seattle, Wash. 


1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

6. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

7. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

8. The Man With The Banjo 

(Ames Bros.) 

9. From The Vine Came The 

Grape (Gaylords) 

10. Here (Tony Martin) 


Miami, Fla. 

1. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

2. Wanted (Perry Como) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

5. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

6. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

7. Answer Me, My Love (Cole) 

8. From The Vine Came The 

Grape (Gaylords) 

9. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 
10. Darktown Strutters Ball 

(Lou Monte) 


St. Louis, Mo. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Here (Tony Martin) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 

6. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

7. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

8. The Man Upstairs (K. Starr) 

9. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 
10. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 


Sacramento, Calif. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (StafFord) 

3. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

6. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

7. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

8. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

9. From The Vine Came The 

Grape (Gaylords) 

10. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 


Minneapolis, Minn. 

1 . Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Cross Over The Bridqe (Page) 

3. Make Love To Me (StafFord) 

4. Cuddle Me (Ronnie Gaylord) 

5. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

6. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

7. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

8. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 

9. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

10. The Happpy Wanderer 

(Frank Weir) 


Cleveland, Ohio 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Here (Tony Martin) 

6. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

7. Isle Of Capri (Jackie Lee) 

8. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 

9. Things I Love (Sam Butera) 
10. If You Love Me (Kay Starr) 


Pittsburgh, Pa. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

4. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

5. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

6. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

7. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

8. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 

9. If You Love Me (Kay Starr) 
10. So long (Four Aces) 


Atlanta, Ga. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Make Love To Me (Stafford^ 

4. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

5. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

6. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

7. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

8. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

9. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

10. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 


Washington, D. C. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Make Love To Me (StafFord) 

3. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

6. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

7. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

8. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

9. Here (Tony Martin) 

10. Anema E Core (Eddie Fisher) 


Boston, Mass. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

3. Here (Tony Martin) 

4. Little Things Mean A Lot 

(Kitty Kallen) 

5. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

6. Make Love To Me (StafFord) 

7. Jilted (Teresa Brewer) 

8. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 

9. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 
10. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 


Brodhead, Wise. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

3. Make Love To Me (Stafford) 

4. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

5. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

6. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

7. Here (Tony Martin) 

8. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

9. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 
10. Padre (Lola Dee) 


New Orleans, La. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. I Really Don't Want To Know 

(Paul & Ford) 

5. Here (Tony Martin) 

6. Make Love To Me (StafFord) 

7. A Girl, A Girl (Eddie Fisher) 

8. Secret Love (Doris Day) 

9. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Tony Bennett) 

10. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 


Detroit, Mich. 

1. Wanted (Perry Como) 

2. I Get So Lonely (4 Knights) 

3. Young At Heart (F. Sinatra) 

4. Make Love To Me (StafFord) 

5. Answer Me, My Love 

(Nat "King" Cole) 

6. Cross Over The Bridge (Page) 

7. Here (Tony Martin) 

8. Poor Butterfly (Hilltoppers) 

9. Such A Night (Bunny Paul) 
10. The Man Upstairs (Kay Starr) 


“ It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 


The Cash Box , Music 


Page 21 


May 1, 1954 


IBTC CAS 




WILLIE MAE THORNTON 



AMOS MILBURN 


NEW YORK: 

An excited Irv Marcus, Peacock and Duke pepperpot sales manager, called 
in from L.A. to tell us the new Willie Mae Thornton “I Smell A Rat” is taking 
off like Willie Mae’s “Hound Dog”. Irv is making immediate plans to work 
his way across the country and make New York his headquarters for what he 
expects will be another biggie. . . . Robey, Peacock prexy, also snapping sus- 
penders on this item. . . . Eddie Mesner cutting Louis Jordan in New York 
this week. Eddie tells us Aladdin plans to shake up 
1 the material so that each artist doesn’t remain with 
the same kick continuously. Can that be why Amos 
Milburn has switched from “One Scotch, One Bour- 
: bon, One Beer” to “Milk and Water”? . . . Joe Cohen, 
Essex Distributors, Newark, N. J. reports “Sh-Boom” 
by The Chords on Cat getting a strong reaction and 
building. Joe’s brother, Irv, now in the process of mov- 
ing out to Ironia Township near Morristown, N. J. Irv, 
long a country gentleman at heart, got himself a 
horse, a pony for little Judy and a puppy for baby 
Phyllis. Irv’s wife Mildred? She gets her hands full. 
... Bob Pare, Portem Distrbiutors, New York says 
Aladdin is currently “hot” with Louis Jordan’s “I’ll 
Die Happy” and Charles Brown’s “I Want To Fool 
Around With You”. . . . Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle 
and Roll” starting to show already. This one’s on its way and we say it’ll be 
number one. . . . A1 Silver, Herald Records, back from his Texas jaunt where 
he signed Ruth Ames, a female Lightnin’ Hopkins, and cut some sides with 
her. A1 also picked up some more Lightnin’ Hopkins sides that he’s delighted 
with. Miss Ames is Lightnin’s protege. Silver signed Bill 
Heyman, Houston blues singer, and will release his “I’m 
Doing Good Now” shortly. . . . Gatemouth Brown is 
thrilling Texas audiences with a hopped up version of 
“Gate Walks The Board”. . . . The “My Memories of You” 

Harptones finishing a tour of one-nighters with a one 
week stand at the Howard Theatre in Washington May 7 
and the Royal Theatre, Baltimore, May 14. Boys will do 
the Allen “Moondog” Freed Coronation Ball in Newark, 

N. J. on May 1. . . . Phil Gordon will replace Willie & Ray 
on WHOM-New York. Phil will do the “After Hours 
Show” from 11 to 2 A.M. Show to originate from the 
station. . . . Lee Andrews and The Hearts, a new rhythm 

and blues vocal group have their first Rainbow disc released this week. Tune 
is “Maybe You’ll Be There”. Kay Williams, Philly disk jockey manages the 
group. Ed Heller, prexy of Rainbow, also released a new jazz item titled, 
“Waterfall”, by Kelly Owens and his orchestra, featuring the tenor saxing of 
Clifford Scott. . . . Publisher on “Hold Me Baby”, the Groove item by Sue 
Allen and Oscar Black, is Crestwood Music and not Monument, as listed on 
the record. 

CHICAGO: 

Thanx, thanx, thanx, thanx, a million to all of you who have made such 
complimentary comments concerning The Cash Box’ new feature, “R & B 
Tunes, Coming Up”. This idea, which originated in Chicago and was further 
developed by our New York staff, has met with tremendous enthusiastic praise 
from one and all. It is our belief that this new feature will prove extremely 
helpful to the entire music biz. . . . Mel Hermann phones from Indianapolis 
telling us he’s very optimistic about The Counts’ 
Dot waxing of “Baby, Don’t You Know” b/w “Hot 
Tamales”. Mel believes the boys have really hit on 
big one. . . . No sooner had we hung up when we got 
a similar call from Morry Meyers, new promotion 
man for King. Morry claims he has high hopes for 
King hitting the Top Ten with Earl Bostic’s “Danube 
Waves” b/w “Jungle Drums”. . . . Here’s wishing a 
speedy recovery to Gene Ammons, hospitalized for 
the past few weeks with both legs broken as a result 
of an auto accident. Chicago nite life sorely misses 
Gene who draws well wherever he appears. . . . Len 
Chess off for the South again on a junket which will 
keep him busy for the next three or four weeks. 
While travelling, Len and leading Memphis deejay, 
Dewey Phillips of Station WHBQ, are running a dance 
at the Hippodrome Ballroom, Memphis, where Little 
Walter, Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, three of 
Len’s hottest properties, will appear. . . . Lurlean Hunter joined the lineup 
at the Maryland Hotel’s Cloister Inn here in town. Another step up the ladder 
for Lurlean whose talents and beauty should take her right to the top. Some- 
times it’s a long, hard climb but once the top is reached, success is that much 
sweeter. . . . Don Shirley, who, together with Lurlean and Johnny Pate, ap- 
peared at the Streamliner Lounge for a couple of years, starred in a concert 
at Orchestra Hall 4/23, under the auspices of a Chicago nursery school. Don, 
a Phi Beta Kappa, and Johnny Pate are leaving the Streamliner and both 
will open at the new Bachelors Club, on May 9. . . . Veejay’s Leo Kolheim tells 
us that The Spaniels are heading east for a string of one-niters. . . . Our town 
is developing a new music row on the South side. Now that Len and Phil Chess 
have moved to new and larger quarters, the Parrot diskery is remodeling their 
former quarters and will be moving in any day. Which means that now, Chess 
and Checker, Parrot, King, United Record Distribs and Chance diskery, are 
within a radius of just a few blocks. 



THE COUNTS 


Cleveland Reunion 



CLEVELAND, OHIO — Last week, seven popular music makers got together 
for a chat at Gleason’s Musical Nitery while they were in town. Above they 
are shown posing with a smile at the camera. Bottom Row (1. to r.) Bill Ran- 
dle, WERE dee jay, Cleveland; Billy Ward, head of the Dominoes; and Bill 
Darnel, label “X” star. Top Row (1. to r.) Milton Merle, Clifford Givens, James 
Van Loan and Jackie Wilson, all of the Dominoes. Randle, this week, was the 
victim of an auto accident which sent him to the hospital. 


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LOS ANGELES: 



Songwriters Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber have come up with another tune 
that could be another “Hound Dog” for them. Title is “I Smell A Rat” and has 
been waxed on the Peacock label by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton. Irv 
Marcus Peacock sales manager introduced the tune to deejays and distributors 
along the West Coast and reports tremendous reaction. . . . Other labels are 
expected to cover the tune. . . . The Lamplighters recently returned from 
engagements throughout the San Francisco area to 
appear with Chuck Higgins and his band at the CIO 
hall on April 17th. Their latest waxing of “I Used To 
Cry Mercy, Mercy” is starting to pick up in LA. . . . 
Perez Prado, King of Mambo, has been held over for 
another week at the Club Oasis. Likewise for Art 
Tatem at the Royal Room. . . . Jimmie Liggins was 
booked into the Club Alimony Apr. 22nd. thru 25th. 
. . . Angelenos turned out to welcome back their home- 
town boy Johnny Otis at the Elks Hall April 18th. 
On the same bill was Christine Kittrell, Mel Walker, 
Marie Adams and Junior Ryder. Otis and crew moved 
over to Billy Berg’s Five Four Ballroom for the week- 
end of April 23, 24 and 25. . . . Lew Chudd, prexy 
of Imperial Records, has released two new sides by 
the Spiders that look like a smash follow-up to their 
hit “You’re The One.” Titles are “I’ll Stop Cryin’ ” 
b/w “Tears Began To Flow”. . . . The Orioles opened 
at the El Cortez Hotel in Las Vegas on April 22nd. . . . The Wild Bill Davis 
Trio are also appearing in Las Vegas at the Last Frontier Hotel. . . . Roy 
Milton appeared at the Primalon Ballroom in San Francisco over the week-end 
of Apr. 18. . . . Milton recently wrote a tune titled “Blue Saxophone” which 
has been released locally by Specialty. Flip side “Cool Caravan” was penned 
by Percy Mayfield. Both are instrumentals featuring The Rhythm Cats. This 
coupling has received so much favorable reaction that it will be released na- 
tionally in a few weeks. A great pairing written by two top R & B artists. 
Sounds commercial. Could click. . . . Joe Houston has been booked on a tour 
through Albuquerque, Denver, Pueblo, Omaha, Des Moines, and Lawton, Okla. 
He will join up with Pee Wee Crayton on Apr. 30th. who will continue with 
him on the tour. . . . After originally breaking in Los Angeles “Gee” by the 
Crows is still one of the hottest numbers in the area. Juke box operators report 
that it’s still going strong, after eight months. . . . Many R & B artists have 
been holding down the spotlight at the Desert Oasis of Palm Springs. Johnny 
Watson and Linda Hayes recently headlined the show at the Three Musketeers. 
. . . Watch the Modern etching of “Too Late” b/w “You’re Gonna Be Sorry” 
with Johnny Moore and his Three Blazers featuring Mari Jones. It’s a POP 
number with a ^’ues kick backed by a clever novelty that should catch wide 
play in both fields. 


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‘ It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 



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With the good weather of summer 
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in the making by the alert operators 
of Harlem’s showplace of the stars, 
the Apollo Theatre. The first of the 
tasty attractions to invade the up- 
town area is the exciting package 
which consists of Don Robey’s high 
flying hit makers Johnny Ace and 
Willie Mae Thornton, who have been 
busier than a hive of bees answering 
the calls of promoters throughout the 
nation as a result of their long list of 
stellar platters. Also same place, same 
time is the wonderful band of top 
notch sax star Hal Singer who moves 
in once again on the northern scene 
after a long absence whailing away 
down south way. . . . And from the 
heart of Harlem comes the news that 
another new diskery will preview its 
first releases next week. The name of 
the new firm will be “After Hours 
Record Co.” First release features the 
sparkling new vocal quintette who 
answer to the name of The Vibranaires 
who for many a season have been 
winning many a friend via public 
appearances in the areas of New York, 
New Jersey, Philadelphia and Con- 
necticut. President of the label is 
successful uptown business man Lexy 
“Flap” Handford. . . . Alfredito’s 
heated melodic strains entitled “Chop 
Suey Mambo” keeping the mambo 
crowd jumping and bouncing away 
like brand new rubber balls. ... With 
the trend of things once again show- 
ing signs of altering uptown, its amaz- 
ing how the ever pleasing style of 
Nat Cole breaks through with big 
one after big one. The latest “Alone 
Too Long” b/w “It Happens To Me” 
doing mighty nice things for retailers 
and ops according to crack 125th 
street salesman Joselyn Bruno. . . . 
Dee Jay Lloyd Williams says that the 
majority of the cards and letters to 
him at this writing are demanding 
more and more spins for “Goodnight 
Sweetheart” by The Spaniels; The 
Chord’s “Cross Over The Bridge”; 
“Forever” the latest by The Rivileers; 
“You’ll Never Know” featuring the 
big blasting throaty projections of 
Big Maybelle, with Erskine Hawkin’s 
cool and groovy “Double Shot” round- 
ing out the tasty easy to take menu. 

. . . Watch Red Robin Record’s latest 
group effort “Dear Gne” which fea- 
tures soothing sounds of The Scarlets. 
A doff of the lid to the guys at Cash 
Box from Coral bandmaster George 
Williams and a word of appreciation 
also included. George calls to say that 
all evidence points to the fact without 
the splendid support and encourage- 
ment of the nice guys at C. B. he might 
have lost a great deal of heart and 
could have had a great deal of the 
fight knocked out of him in his untir- 
ing struggle for a place in the sun. 
His driving “Wham Boogie” is one of 
the biggest platters on the most re- 
cent of the Broadcast Music Inc. check 
list of new records and best sellers. 

. . . In again out again quick and 
quietlike sailed hardworking W.H.A.T. 
d.j. George Woods (the guy with the 
goods). . . . Veteran wax spinner Phil 
Gordon took over the old Willie Bryant 
and Ray Carroll spot which spotlighted 
the fresh new voice of Shelton Lewis. 
Time to get on the band wagon and 
Shake, Rattle and Roll with Big Joe 
Turner. 



The Top Ten Tunes Netting Heaviest Play, Compiled From Reports Submitted Weekly To 
The Cash Box, By Leading Music Operators In New York City, Chicago and New Orleans. 


Jtm*. SUCH A NIGHT 

■1 H The Drifters 

(Atlantic 1019) 

YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 
Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 

YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 
Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 901 5) 

YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 

Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 

THE THINGS THAT 
1 USED TO DO 

Guitar Slim 
(Specialty 482) 

TIPITINA 

Professor Longhair 
(Atlantic 1020) 

^TV answer ME, 
All MY LOVE 

Nat "King" Cole 
(Capitol 2687) 

YOU'RE STILL 
MY BABY 

Chuck Willis 
(Okeh 7015) 

THE STORY 
OF MY LIFE 

Guitar Slim 
(Specialty 490) 

CHOP SUEY MAMBO 

m ■ Alfredito 

(Rainbow 2 43) 

WATCH DOG 

Lula Reed 
(King 4688) 

LITTLE MAMA 
Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

GOODNITE SWEET- 
HEART, GOODNITE 

Spaniels 
(Vee-Jay 107) 

IT SHOULD'VE 
BEEN ME 

Ray Charles 
(Atlantic 1021 ) 

SHAKE, RATTLE 
AND ROLL 

Joe Turner 
(Atlantic 1026) 

IT SHOULD'VE 
f HI BEEN ME 

Ray Charles 
(Atlantic 1 021) 

LOVEY DOVEY 
Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

THE ROCK 

Smiley Lewis 
(Imperial 5279) 

EVEN TIDE 
Bill Doggett 
(King 4690) 

ANSWER ME, 
MY LOVE 
Nat "King" Cole 
(Capitol 2687) 

GOOD THINGS 
The "5" Royales 
(Apollo 452) 

MY MEMORIES 

K’lV 0F Y0U 

Harp-Tones 

(Bruce 102) I 

SUCH A NIGHT 

The Drifters 
(Atlantic 1019) 

IT SHOULD'VE 
BEEN ME 
Ray Charles 
(Atlantic 1021) 

WATCH DOG 

BJ B Lula Reed 

111 (King 4688) 

I'M YOUR HOOCHIE 
KOOCHE MAN 
Muddy Waters 
(Chess 1560) 

WATCH DOG 

Lula Reed 
(King 4688) 

LOVEY DOVEY 

8 ill Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

EL BAION 

Joe Loco 
(Tico 208) 

OH BABY 

Little Walter 
(Checker 793) 

1 in | 

IsAN FRANCISCO! 

YOU'LL NEVER 
SB WALK ALONE 
Roy Hamilton 
( E p j e 90 15 j 

in 1 

NEWARK 

SUCH A NIGHT 

The Drifters 
(Atlantic 1019) 

in 1 

MEMPHIS | 

I'M YOUR HOOCHIE 
KOOCHE MAN 

Muddy Waters 
(Chess 15 60) 

LOVEY DOVEY 

UX Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 
Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 

LOVEY DOVEY 

Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

I'M YOUR HOOCHIE 
KOOCHE MAN 

SBL4 S Muddy Waters 

(Chess 15 60) 

MY MEMORIES OF YOU 

Harp-Tones 
(Bruce 102) 

YOU'RE THE ONE 
The Spiders 
(Imperial 5265) 

BLUE MONDAY 
Wit B Smiley Lewis 

(Imperial 5268) 

WATCH DOG 

Lula Reed 
(King 4688) 

1 NEED LOVE SO BAD 

Percy Mayfield 
(Specialty 485) 

THE THINGS THAT 
1 USED TO DO 

Guitar Slim 
(Specialty 482) 

GOODNITE SWEET- 
HEART, GOODNITE 

The Spaniels 
C Vee-Jay 107) 

1 DIDNT WANT 
TO DO IT 

Spiders 

(Imperial 5265) 

1 DIDN'T WANT 

#Eb ro do it 

W. 1 JCj Spiders 

(Imperial 5265) 

YOU DONE ME 
WRONG 

Fats Domino 
(Imperial 5272) 

BLUE MONDAY 
Smiley Lewis 
(Imperial 5268) 

JOHNNY'S BLUES 

mA Johnny Hodges 

WJp? (Clef 89098) 

A THOUSAND STARS 

The Rivileers 
(Baton 200) 

YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 

Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 

LOVE YOU BABY 

B. B. King 
RKTI? (RPM 408) 

I'M YOUR HOOCHIE 
KOOCHE MAN 
Muddy Waters 
(Chess 1560) 

IT SHOULD'VE 
BEEN ME 

Ray Charles 
(Atlantic 1021) 

TOO LATE FOR TEARS 

||| Lloyd Price 

(Specialty 483) 

EL BAION 
Joe Loco 
(Tico 208) 

WHISKEY, WOMEN 
AND LOADED DICE 

Sticks McGee 
(King 4628) 

— GOOD THINGS 

The "5" Royales 
(Apollo 452) 

THE THINGS THAT 
1 USED TO DO 

Guitar Slim 
(Specialty 482) 

BUMP ON A LOG 

Lula Reed 
(King 4703) 


“It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 




The Cash Box, Music 


Page 23 


May 1, 1954 



The Top Ten Tunes Netting Heaviest Play, Compiled From Reports Submitted Weekly To 
The Cash Box, By Leading Music Operators in Dallas, Los Angeles and Other Cities Listed. 


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YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 
Roy Hamilton 
(.Epic 9015) 

YOU'RE THE ONE 

The Spiders 
(Imperial 5265) 

YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 
Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 

GOODNITE SWEET- 
HEART, GOODNITE 

Spaniels 
(Vee-Jay 107) 

YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 

Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 

GEE 

The Crows 
(Rama 5) 

I'M WAITING 
£2* FOR SHIPS 

Willard McDaniel 
(Crown 101) 

1 WANT TO FOOL 
AROUND WITH YOU 

Charles Brown 
(Aladdin 3220) 

UNTIL SUNRISE 
Dinah Washington 
(Mercury 70336) 

MY SIN 

H ■ Willard McDaniel 

(Crown 107) 

LOVEY DOVEY 
The Clovers 
(Atlantic 1022) 

DARLING DEAR 

The Counts 
(Dot 1188) 

WORK WITH ME 
ANNIE 

Midnighters 
(Federal 12169) 

SUCH A NIGHT 

The Drifters 
(Atlantic 1019) 

LOVEY DOVEY 

Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

HOW DO YOU 

■ SPEAK T0 AN ANGEL 

Don Gardner 
(Bruce 105) 

GOODNITE SWEET- 
HEART, GOODNITE 

The Spaniels 
(Vee-Jay 107 1 

SUCH A NIGHT 
The Drifters 
(Atlantic 1019) 

IT SHOULD'VE 
BrM BEEN ME 

Ray Charles 
(Atlantic 1021) 

I'LL DIE HAPPY 

Louis Jordan 
(Aladdin 3277) 

YOU'RE THE ONE 

Spiders 

(Imperial 5265) 

SUGAR LUMP 

K'A Four Tunes 

(Jubilee 5132) 

DARLING DEAR 

The Counts 
(Dot 1188) 

GOODNITE SWEET- 
HEART, GOODNITE 

Spaniels 
(Vee-Jay 107) 

JOHNNY'S BLUES 

&l ■ Johnny Hodges 

(Clet S9098) 

I'M JUST YOUR FOOL 

Ella & Buddy Johnson 
(Mercury 702 51) 

WHY DON'T YOU 
DO RIGHT 

Joe Loco 
(Tico 209) 

LOVEY DOVEY 

■ [11 Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

TELL ME 

The "5" C’s 
(United 572) 

SHAKE, RATTLE 
AND ROLL 
Joe Turner 
(Atlantic 1026) 



WORK WITH ME 
ANNIE 

Midnighters 
(Federal 12169) 

WORK WITH ME 
ANNIE 

Midnighters 
(Federal 12169) 

SUCH A NIGHT 

The Drifters 
(Atlantic 1019) 

LITTLE MAMA 

UB Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 
Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 

IT SHOULD'VE 
BEEN ME 

Ray Charles 
(Atlantic 1021) 

YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 

Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 

1 DIDN'T WANT 
TO DO IT 

Spiders 

(Imperial 5265) 

YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 
Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 

CRY SOME MORE 

K B The "5“ Ro yales 

(Apollo 454) 

THE THINGS THAT 
1 USED TO DO 

Guitar Slim 
(Specialty 482) 

LUCILLE 

Drifters 

(Atlantic 1019) 

OH BABY 
Little Walter 
(Checker 7 93) 

I'M YOUR HOOCHIE 
KOOCHE MAN 
Muddy Waters 
(Chess 1 560) 

1 DIDN'T WANT 
TO DO IT 

Spiders 

(Imperial 5265) 

LOVEY DOVEY 
m Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

LOVEY DOVEY 
Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

LOVEY DOVEY 
Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

a m . LOVE YOU BABY 

mA B. B. King 

WM (RPM 408) 

SUCH A NIGHT 

The Drifters 
(Atlantic 1019) 

THE THINGS THAT 
1 USED TO DO 

Guitar Slim 
(Specialty 482) 

m IT SHOULD'VE 

#lm BEEN ME 

’liO M Roy Charles 

(Atlantic 1021) 

OH BABY 

Little Walter 
(Checker 793) 

WATCH DOG 

Lula Reed 
(King 4688) 

I'M YOUR HOOCHIE 
■ 11 KOOCHE MAN 
Muddy Waters 
(Chess 1560) 

I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT 
DOWN AND CRY 

Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 

I'M YOUR HOOCHIE 
KOOCHE MAN 

Muddy Waters 
(Chess 1560) 

— THE STORY OF 

ffTV MY LIFE 

1 lli Guitar Slim 

(Specialty 490) 

SHAKE, RATTLE 
AND ROLL 

Joe Turner 
(Atlantic 1026) 

WORK WITH ME, 
ANNIE 

Midnighters 
(Federal 12169) 


Chess And Checker 
Records Move To 
Larger Quarters 

CHICAGO — Leonard Chess of 
Chess Record Company and Checker 
Record Corporation, this city, an- 
nounced this past week that the firms 
have moved from quarters at 750 E. 
49th Street, to new and larger offices, 
located at 4750 Cottage Grove Avenue. 

“These offices are not only more at- 
tractive,” Leonard advised, “but also 
afford us the extra space we need so 
badly.” 

Chess’ expanding- business, due to 
the many hits the firms have had, 
made this move necessary several 
months back. 

However, Leonard and Phil Chess 
preferred waiting until what they 
considered the ‘right’ spot opened up, 
and they feel that this new location 
is exactly what they were waiting for. 


Dootone Signs 2 Groups 


LOS ANGELES, CAL.— The Play- 
boys, currently appearing at the Sar- 
nez nitery in Beverly Hills, were 
signed to the Dootone Record pop 
roster. A rhythm and blues vocal 
group, the Squires, was also added to 
the label. 

Their first sides will be cut this 
week under the direction of Dootsie 
Williams. 


Coming Up In R&B 


CHOP SUEY MAMBO 

Alfredito 
(Rainbow 243) 

DO YOU REMEMBER 

Castelles 
(Grand 105) 

EISENHOWER BLUES 

J. B. Lenior 
(Parrot 802) 

FAREWELL 

Willy & Ruth 
(Spark 101) 

LOOSE LIPS 

Percy Mayfield 
(Specialty 485) 

NO PLACE TO GO 

Howling Wolf 

SUGAR LUMP 

The Four Tunes 
(Jubilee 5132) 

THE ROCK 

Sniiley Lewis 
(Imperial 5279) 

THE WOMAN I LOVE 

B. B. King 
(RPM 408) 

WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT 

Joe Loco 
(Tico 209) 


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“TEARS BEGAN TO FLOW” (2:19) 

[Commodore BMI — A. Smith] 


“I’LL STOP CRYING” (2:22) 

[Commodore BMI — A. Smith] 

THE SPIDERS 
(Imperial 701) 


ANNIE LAURIE 
(Okeh 7025) 

® “IN THE MOOD FOR YOU” 
(2:07) [Godel Music BMI — 
Thomas, Biggs] Full throated Annie 
Laurie sings a plaintive love melody 
with appeal. A pleasurable side. 

O “FEELING THE NEED” (2:48) 
[Edgar Music BMI — Thomas, 
Biggs] Annie Laurie really sells her- 
self on this deck as she chants the 
romantic blues. A good deck with 
loads of feeling. 


JOHN CHRISTMON 
(Excello 2031) 

© “MY BABY’S GONE” (2:43) 
[Excellorec Music BMI] John 
Christmon sings a slow southern style 
blues in excellent voice and with a 
tender touch. Guitaring support effec- 
tive. Strong commercial possibilities. 
“COME WITH ME MY LOVE” 
(2:49) [Excellorec Music BMI] 
Christmon sings a romantic ballad 
with much feeling. Pleasing platter. 


LLOYD GLENN 
(Aladdin 3236) 

© “CHOCOLAT DROP” (2:30) 
[Aladdin Music — Lloyd Glenn] 
Lloyd Glenn’s skill at the piano is 
evident as he rollicks over the keys 
with this middle tempo bounce. 

© “WILD FIRE” (2:26) [Aladdin 
Music — Lloyd Glenn] Lloyd Glenn 
and the ork knocks out a quick beat 
Latin tempo tune with Glenn racing 
over the black and whites. An infec- 
tious instrumental. 


BOBO JENKINS 
(Chess 1565) 

“DEMOCRAT BLUES” (2:41) 
[Siran Music — Jenkins] Bobo Jen- 
kins sings a southern blues with pol- 
itics the issue. Jenkins sings of the 
1931 depression and how the Demo- 
crats put the country on its feet. 

© “BAD LUCK & TROUBLE” 
(2:40) [Siran Music — Jenkins] 
The under lid is a slow southern blues 
chanted in the approved style. Bad 
luck and trouble dogging Jenkins 
footsteps. Strong harmonica. 


MIKE GORDON and the El Tempos 
(Cat 101) 

® “WHY DON’T YOU DO RIGHT” 
(2:42) [Mayfair, ASCAP— Mc- 
Coy] Mike Gordon and the El Tempos 
dish up a latin treatment of the oldie. 
An infectious evergreen. 

© “YOU GOT TO GIVE” (2:15) 
[Progressive BMI— Gordon] Flip 
is a slow tempo bouncer that grows 
on you with each spin. Gordon tells 
his baby she has to give up her ways 
and he ‘11 love her. She’s treated him 
awfully bad in the past. Could catch 
a fair share of the action. 


BUDDY PHILLIPS 
(DeLuxe 6051) 

© “LET’S GET IT ON” (2:32) 
[Franlin BMI — Davis, Pauling] A 
rhythmic middle beat bouncer with 
Buddy Phillips chanting an engaging 
lyric. Phillips has an effective style. 

© “WELL DONE” (3:00) [Franlin 
BMI — Davis, Pauling] Phillips 
sings a slow blues with feeling on the 
reverse deck. A plaintive item wailed 
potently. 


• Having proved themselves with 
“I Didn’t Want To Do It,” The 
Spiders come right back with a 
follow up that should establish 
them still more firmly in the roster 
of hit makers. The group chant 
their way through a middle tempo 
bounce, “Tears Began To Flow,” 
an appealing story of the lad who 


• Willie Mae Thornton drives and 
belts her way through a quick beat 
Calypso-blues titled, “I Smell A 
Rat,” that is definitely a potent 
threat to the current leaders. “Rat” 
has that infectious flavor that made 
“Hound Dog” a hit. Deck should 
take off with the effect of a rocket. 
Has a beat that should have the 


lost his woman and who resorts 
to “Sneaky Pete” to forget her. 
A melodic item projected with a 
polished performance that should 
mean sales. The flipdeck is a slow 
pretty lilt tenderly chanted. An 
emotional performance that could 
also step out. However, we’ll take 
a chance on the upper lid, “Tears.” 


kids dancing with abandon. Instru- 
mental support by the Johnny Otis 
band is very strong. The under lid, 
“I’ve Searched The Whole World 
Over,” is a slow blues sung with 
heart by the chantress. The side 
for the money is “I Smell A Rat.” 
Should get the juke box plays, the 
jockey spins, and the over the 
counter sales. 


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“I SMELL A RAT” (2:43) 

[Lion BMI — Leiber, Stroller] 

TVE SEARCHED THE WHOLE WORLD OVER” (2:16) 

[Lion BMI — Otis] 

WILLIE MAE THORNTON 
(Peacock 1632) 


JOE LIGGINS 
(Specialty 492) 

® “MAKE LOVE TO ME” (2:22) 
[Melrose ASCAP — Norvas, Cope- 
land, Roppolo, Mares, Pollack, Brunies, 
Stetzel, Melrus] Joe Liggins and his 
Honeydrippers etch an r & b treat- 
ment of the current pop biggie. Ok 
version in danceable tempo. 

© “TEARS ON MY PILLOW” 
(2:34) [Joe Liggins BMI — Joe 
Liggins] A slow rhythmic bouncer 
with sad romantic lyrics. Solid ork 
treatment and warm vocal. 

PROF. CHARLES TAYLOR 
(Tuxedo 896) 

® “HE’S A WONDER” (2:45) 
[Martin and Morris — Alex Brad- 
ford] Prof. Charles Taylor sings a 
shouty slow tempo spiritual with 
chorus assist. Taylor gives an excit- 
ing performance. 

© “I AM ON THE BATTLEFIELD” 
(2:40) [Hill and Range BMI— 
Bell, Banks] Taylor chants a rhythmic 
middle tempo gospel side in good 
style. Chorus and piano accompani- 
ment. 

LONNIE “THE CAT” 

(RPM 410) 

® “THE ROAD I TRAVEL” (2:53) 
[Mod Music BMI — Cation] Lonnie 
“The Cat” sings a southern blues 
routine riff in good style. Lonnie in 
misery as he needs and misses his 
baby. 

© ‘“I AIN’T DRUNK” (2:41) [Mod 
Music BMI — Cation] In familiar 
narration style against the rhythmic 
ork backing Lonnie protests he’s not 
drunk when accused of being “high.” 
Handled in ok manner by the shouter. 

NEIL LEWIS 
(Gee 2) 

® “LONG GONE” (2:41) [W. C. 

Chandy, C. Smith] Neil Lewis 
and his Quintet work over an in- 
fectious mambo instrumental with 
good results. 

© “SIGNAL MAMBO” (2:40) 
[Djalma Serreira] Flip is a faster 
tempo mambo instrumental made to 
order for the mambo fan. 


THE SKYLARKS 
(Nashboro 545) 

© “BAPTISM OF JESUS” (2:57) 
[Excellorec Music BMI] The Sky- 
larks blend stirringly on a syncopated 
quick beat religious deck. Deep voiced 
lead sings dramatically. 

® “I STEPPED IN' THE WATER 
ONE DAY” (2:29) [Excellorec 
Music BMI] Similar comments. 


THE VOLUMES 
(Jaguar 3004) 


© “I WON’T TELL A SOUL” (2:41) 
[Styletone BMI — B. Smith, Wm. 
Lewis] The Volumes, with soft back- 
ing by the Ben Smith aggregation, 
spin a sentimental and pretty love 
ditty. Has pop appeal. 


® “GOTTA FEED THE OL’ HORSE 
LOTTA HAY” (2:43) [Styletone 
BMI — J & M Hooks] The group spins 
a fast moving gay syncopated novelty 
with a restrained touch. The Volumes 
work together in good style and the 
lead is strong. Also has that pop 
sound. 





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Page 25 


May 1, 1954 



THE CASE BOX 


tyjjZs SLEEPER, or" THE WEEK 


“BUMP ON A LOG” (2:20) 

[Jay & C'ee BMI — Henry Glover] 

“TROUBLES ON YOUR MIND” (2:30) 

[Jay & Cee BMI — Thompson, Glover] 

LULA REED 
(King 4703) 


• Lula Reed dishes up a bouncer 
in “Bump On A Log” that has 
already started to stir things up. 
The belty lass, currently in the 
charts in great strength with 
“Watch Dog” seems headed towards 
her second straight hit. “Bump On 
A Log” is given a hearty vocal 
reading as Lula tells her man she’s 
getting ready to move on as she’s 


taken about all she’s going to. 
Strong lyrics sold with telling force 
by the chantress. The reverse deck, 
“Troubles On Your Mind,” is a 
slow blues handled by Lula with 
the proper woe and tenderness. 
Miss Reed is restrained against a 
soft backing highlighting an effec- 
tive guitar. Two strong decks with 
the edge going to “Bump.” 


“LITTLE” SYLVIA VANDERPOOL 
(Cot 102) 

© “SPEEDY LIFE” (2:30) [Pro- 
gressive BMI — Calhoun] Little 
Sylvia now becomes Sylvia Vander- 
pool in her debut on the new label. 
Gal sings out a quickbeat desire to 
settle down with one good man and 
be through with that “speedy life.” 
Ork support is of the foot tapping 
variety. 

© “FINE LOVE” (2:30) [Progres- 
sive BMI — Toombs] Little Sylvia 
comes up with a strong deck that 
could happen in this item. “Fine Love” 
is in the groove that has the beat 
and sound. A mighty commercial 
etching. Strong backing by the Mickey 
Baker group. 


LITTLE MILTON 
(Sun 200) 

© “ALONE AND BLUE” (3:05) [Hi- 
Lo Music BMI- — Campbell] Little 
Milton sings a slow blues with much 
appeal. The chanter has a good sound 
and puts a tune over. Can’t reach his 
love so he sings his blues to her hop- 
ing it will bring her back. A good 
deck that should grab some strong 
action. 

‘“IF YOU LOVE ME” (2:30) [Hi- 
Lo Music BMI — Campbell] Flip 
is a quick beat southern item. Milton 
shouts out his declaration of love. 
Rhythmic backing effective. 


JIMMY WILSON 
(Big Town) 

© “TEARDROPS ON MY PILLOW” 
(2:58) [4 Star Sales BMI — 

Qudellis Martin] Jimmy Wilson sings 
a slow blues about having lost his 
woman and consequently everything. 
Tender and emotional deck. Mournful 
horn behind Jimmy very effective. 

“MOUNTAIN CLIMBER” (2:30) 
[4 Star BMI — Qudellis Martin] 
Jimmy sings a middle tempo jump 
on the flipdeck. A big beat ditty with 
a torrid feel. Wilson is strong on this 
deck and is supported by a potent bit 
of orking. 


JAZZ 


(Rating is based on appeal to the 
jazz market.) 

JOHNNY HODGES 
(Norgran 101) 

© “GOOD QUEEN BESS” (3:10) 
[American Academy ASCAP — 
Hodges] Johnny Hodges does the tune 
he did with Duke Ellington’s band. 
Item is still fresh and a couple of 
minor changes add a bit more drive. 
Drummer spotted with a couple of 
tasty passages. Enjoyable wax. 

® “THE JEEP IS JUMPING” 
(2:45) [American Academy AS- 
CAP — Hodges, Ellington] Another 
done by the old Ellington band. Very 
similar to the original version. Good 
listening. Band comes through with 
a fine sound. 


THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO 
(Clef 89106) 

© “ONE FOR MY BABY” (3:14) 
[Edwin H. Morris ASCAP — Ar- 
len, Mercer] Oscar Peterson offers 
a smooth after hours item in the 
lovely oldie. An intimate performance 
and a very easy piece of wax to take. 
Oscar handles the 88 as well as the 
vocal, with ace jazz guitarist, Barney 
Kessel, and bassist Ray Brown filling 
out the trio. 

© “POLKA DOTS & MOON- 
BEAMS” (3:09) [A.B.C. Music 

ASCAP — Burke, Van Heusen] A 
similar performance on another stand- 
ard Pleasing wax with lots of com- 
mercial appeal. 


BEN WEBSTER and his Orchestra 
(Norgran 103) 

© “THAT’S ALL” (2:53) [Meridian 
Music BMI — Brandt, Haymes] 
Ben Webster is in top form on this 
beautiful dreamy ditty. Ben has an 
all star cast in back of him, with some 
outstanding work from Benny Carter 
in the alto sax and Oscar Peterson 
on the piano. 

“JIVE AT SIX” (3:11) [JATAP 
— Webster] The entire unit gets 
in some telling licks on this up tempo 
with Peterson opening the wax and 
followed by Benny Carter, with some 
great alto saxing. Edison with a 
wonderful muted trumpet; Webster 
with his full toned growl; Ray Brown, 
Bass, Herb Ellis, guitar, and Alvin 
Stoller, drums provide the close knit 
rhythm work. A very strong Jazz 
item. 


Butera To Play 
“Moondog” Ball 

NEWARK, N. J. — Groove’s ace 
tenor sax man Sam Butera will be one 
of the stars at Alan “Moondog” 
Freed’s “Moondoog Coronation Ball” 
to be held at the Sussex Avenue 
Armory in Newark, New Jersey. 

Freed, top rhythm and blues disk 
jockey heard daily over WJW in 
Cleveland, Ohio, will m.c. the affair 
starring such names as: the Clovers; 
Buddy Johnson and his band includ- 
ing Ella Johnson and Nolan Lewis; 
Charles Brown; Muddy Waters; Bon- 
nemere and his mambo band; and the 
Harptones. 

Tickets will be sold at the door. 

Tony Bennett Wins 
Catholic War Veterans’ 
Achievement Plaque 

NEW YORK— The Catholic War 
Veterans of the United States will 
present their annual “Outstanding 
Achievement Award” this year to 
singer, Tony Bennett, a veteran of 
World War II. The bronze plaque will 
be presented to the singer for “his 
unheralded, untiring, and unselfish 
service to hospitalized veterans and 
members of the Armed Forces, and 
for his devoted donation of time and 
interest in a magnificent manifesta- 
tion of active Americanism”. 

Bennett will accept the plaque at 
the Annual Pageant and Ball for 
Catholic War Veterans at Manhattan 
Center on the evening of April 30th. 


“Little Things” A Hit 
For Kitty Kallen 


NEW YORK— Kitty Kallen, Decca 
singing star, has busted through with 
her second hit. 

A few months ago, “Are You Look- 
ing For A Sweetheart,” which was 
more or less a sleeper and made in 
her first session for Decca, hit the 
quarter-million mark in sales. Her 
next and current release, “Little 
Things Mean A Lot,” which is well up 
on all charts this week, is a sure 
thing to at least double that figure 
and probably go way beyond that. In 
fact, Decca executives are hoping that 
it will hit the million mark. 

Kitty came to Decca after a 3 year 
period with Mercury. 

Upon pacting with Decca, Milt 
Gabler, A & R chief, contended that 
Kitty’s potential as a ballad artist 
had never been fully explored and 
decided to go the sweet song route 
with her — and it’s been paying off 
handsomely ever since. 

Next week, April 30th, Kitty takes 
off for Chicago for a 2 week stay at 
the Chicago Theatre and immediately 
upon closing planes back to New York 
to guest on the Perry Como show 
May 14th. 


Reactivate Music Firm 

NEW YORK— Tin Pan Alley this 
week saw the reactivating of song 
writer Willard Robison’s Deep River 
Music Company. Morris Diamond will 
handle the professional chores in ad- 
dition to his promotion activities. 
Robison has written such hits in the 
past as “Old Folks”, “Cottage For 
Sale”, “Don’t Smoke In Bed”, etc. 





Four Lads Celebrate 
4th Anniversary 

NEW YORK — The Four Lads cele- 
brated their fourth anniversary April 
10 . 

The boys, who have been singing 
together since their choir days in 
Canada, are currently one of the hot- 
test groups in the country. 

Under the personal management of 
Mickey Stewart, they have developed 
steadily to their current status where 
both in personal appearances and in 
records, they are a smash. 

The group, which is composed of 
Frank Busseri, Jimmy Arnold, Connie 
Codarini and Bernie Toorish, began 
on records backing Johnnie Ray. They 
quickly graduated into making their 
own disks and since then have had 
several hits including “Istanbul” and 
their current “Place Where I Wor- 
ship”. 


Norman Granz Adds 
Personal Management 

NEW YORK — Norman Granz has 
added a new activity — personal man- 
agement. His first client, whom he 
signed to a long-term management 
contract last week, is singer Ella Fitz- 
Fitzgerald who, for the past several 
years, has been featured in Granz’ 
Jazz at the Philharmonic concert tours 
through Europe and the Far East as 
well as the U.S. and Canada. Cur- 
rently appearing at Loew’s State, 
Ella’s bookings are handled by the 
Gale Agency. 

One of the leading figures in the 
jazz recording field with his Clef and 
newly formed Norgran labels, as well 
as the outstanding man in the jazz 
concert field, Granz plans to maintain 
personal management activities on a 
highly select basis. 


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May 1, 1954 


Marcus Kicks Off 
New Thornton Disk 

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Before 
leaving on a tour that will take him 
through the South and on into New 
York, Irv Marcus, national sales 
manager of Duke and Peacock Rec- 
ords, kicked off the diskery’s latest 
Peacock release here on the Coast. 

The tune “I Smell A Rat” features 
Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton and 
Johnny Otis and his band. 

Marcus spent several days intro- 
ducing this new release to deejays 
and distributors all along the West 
Coast. Tremendous reaction was re- 
ported and critics say the tune could 
be a sequel to the smash “Hounddog”. 

“The whole country has been wait- 
ing for this one”, Marcus reported, 
“And we expect it to be the record 
of the year”, he added. 

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The Star And The Juke Box 



MILWAUKEE — Jeff Chandler, Decca recording artist, and UI film Star, 
stopped by for the showing of the new Wurlitzer 1700 at United, Inc., Mil- 
waukee, Wisconsin. In the greeting party, from left to right, were Harry 
Jacobs, Sr., Harry Jacobs, Jr., and Bob “Coffeehead” Larsen, disk jockey at 
WEMP. All were pleased with the showing of the new Wurlitzer; including 
Jeff Chandler, who was amazed at the Hi-Fi reproduction of his recording 
of “More Than Anyone” and “I Should Care.” 


.Meeting Dates Of 
Music Operators 1 Associations 


April 26 — Amusement Machine Operators of Baltimore 

Place: Mandell-Ballow Restaurant, 5435 Reisterstown 

Rd., Baltimore, Md. 

26 — Central States Music Guild 

Place: 805 Main Street, Peoria, Rl. 

26 — Dallas Music Operators’ Assn. 

Place: Big Pete’s, 5001 Lover’s Lane, Dallas, Tex. 

27 — Phonograph Merchants’ Assn., Cleveland, Ohio 

Place: Hollenden Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio (executive 

board). 

May 3 — California Music Guild 

Place: 311 Club, 311 Broadway, Oakland, Calif. 

4 — Amusement Machine Assn, of Philadelphia, Inc. 

Place: Broadwood Hotel, Broad & Wood Sts., Phila., Pa. 

4 — Western Massachusetts Music Guild, Ralph Ridgeway 
Place: Ivy House, West Springfield, Mass. 

6 — Phonograph Merchants’ Assn., Cleveland, Ohio 

Place: Hollenden Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio (General). 

6 — California Music Guild 

Place: Sacramento Hotel, Sacramento, Calif. 


6 — Eastern Ohio Phonograph Operators’ Assn. 

Place: Tod Hotel, Youngstown, Ohio (General). 

10 — Amusement Machine Operators of Baltimore 

Place : Mandell-Ballow Restaurant, 5435 Reisterstown 
Rd., Baltimore, Md. 

10 — Westchester Operators’ Guild, Inc. 

Place: American Legion Hall, 57 Mitchell Place, White 
Plains, N. Y. 

11 — California Music Guild 

Place: Fresno Hotel, Fresno, Calif. 

12 — California Music Guild 

Place: Bakersfield Inn, Highway 99, Bakersfield, Calif. 

12 — New York State Operators’ Guild 

Place: Nelson House, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

13 — California Music Guild 

Place: U. S. Grant Hotel, San Diego, Calif. 

20 — Eastern Ohio Phonograph Operators’ Assn. 

Place: 1310 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio (execu- 
tive board). 



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YOU'LL NEVER 
WALK ALONE 

Roy Hamilton 
(Epic 9015) 


© 

IT SHOULD'VE 
BEEN ME 

Ray Charles 
(Atlantic 1021) 

© 

LOVEY DOVEY 

Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

Q 

SUCH A NIGHT 

Drifters 

(Atlantic 1019) 

0 

I'M YOUR HOOCHIE 
KOOCHE MAN 

Muddy Waters 
(Chess 1560) 

Q 

THE THINGS THAT 
1 USED TO DO 

Guitar Slim 
(Specialty 482) 

© 

1 DIDN'T WANT 
TO DO IT 

Spiders 

(Imperial 5265) 

0 

WORK WITH ME ANNIE 

Midnighters 
(Federal 12169) 

0 

WATCH DOG 

Lula Reed 
(King 4688) 

0 

LITTLE MAMA 

Clovers 

(Atlantic 1022) 

GOODNITE SWEET- 
HEART, GOODNITE 

(Vee-Jay 107) 

0 

YOU'RE THE ONE 

Spiders 

(Imperial 5265) 

0 

OH BABY 

Little Walter 
(Checker 793) 

0 

DARLING DEAR 

Counts 
(Dot 1188) 

0 

SHAKE, RATTLE 
AND ROLL 

Joe Turner 
(Atlantic 1026) 


“It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 





Page 27 


May 1, 1954 


The Cash Box , Music 




JOHNNIE & JACK 


The unit from the Grand Ole Opry, featuring Little Jimmie Dickens, Kitty 
Wells and Johnny and Jack and Del Wood, staged a one-night engagement 
at the Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, April 21st. Backstage, reviewing 
old acquaintances, were deejays Jolly Joe Nixon and Tom Brennen of KXLA, 
Pasadena. . . . Pat Patterson of Town Hall Party TV 
show recently signed with Starday Records. His first 
release is ‘‘Mr. Hillbilly” b/w “First You Buy The 
Beer.” . . . Dallas Frazier, 14 year old Composer-singer 
from Bakersfield, Calif., has been signed by Capitol 
Records. He was discovered by Ferlin Huskey. Dallas, 
who also appears on Bakersfield’s Cousin Herb Henson 
TV show, writes and sings his own songs. . . . Cliffie 
Stone, owner of Central Songs Pub. Co. and in charge 
of Home Town Jamboree, has been ordered by his 
doctor to take a complete rest for one week. Glad to 
report Cliffie says he feels much better now. . . . 
Tommy Co’.lins, America’s newest singer-composer 
will now be managed by Cliffie Stone. Collins will 
appear in the Grand Ole Opry May 22nd. . . . Ferlin 
Huskey will also be on Grand Ole Opry June 12th. . . . 
We hear that Julien Auberach, of Hill & Range Pub- 
lishing Co., will become the proud father of a future 
American citizen in December. The new arrival will be their first baby. . . . 
Fabor Robison, of Abbot Records, recently signed a new girl singer, Alvadean 
Cocker. Her first release, a cute western novelty that could catch wide play 
in both fields, is “Witch’s Waltz.” A sweet tune called “Sugar Doll” appears 
on the flip side. Fabor has great expectations for Alvadean and says her 
first two releases look like a double-header that could smash to the top. 
Alvadean and her brother “Sandy” now appear each 
Friday and Saturday night at Foreman Phillips Barn 
Dance, Baldwin Park, Calif. . . . Mrs. Mary Robison 
has formed a music publishing house called Dandelion 
Music. . . . Lefty Frizzel opens a 15 minute daily 
radio show on XERB, Mexico, within two weeks and 
within 30 days he will start at XEG, Mexico. He is 
also booked into Seattle for the big Hillbilly Jam- 
boree, May 21st, and on June 4th and 5th. Lefty will 
be at the American Legion State Convention in Lamar, 

Colo. With him are Floyd Cramer and Van Howard. 

Lefty’s new Columbia release is “King Without A 
Queen” b/w “You Can Always Count On Me.” . . . 

Merle Travis will be in Anchorage Alaska for the 
Railway Employees Celebration there May 29 to June 
5th. . . . Freddie Hart cuts for Capitol next week. 

His current release, “Loose Talk,” is showing up in 
all charts. . . . Governor Howard Pyle of Arizona 
proclaimed May 8th as “Rex Allen Day” which will be celebrated in Wilcox, 
Ariz., Mr. Allen’s hometown, with parades, festivities and the dedication of 
a new rodeo stadium there to be named for Allen. The singing western star 
and recording artist, his leg still in a cast from a skiing accident, will begin 
a season of personal appearances April 26th with a six day engagement at 
the Annual Vernon, Texas, Rodeo, after which he will begin a series of one- 
nighters in Texas and Arizona and arrive in Wilcox 
in time for the great day. . . . The State of Oregon, 
Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, saw Tim 
Spencer making personal appearance dates in con- 
nection with the Delta Productions Technicolor Pic- 
ture “Sunday On The Range.” Tim shares top billing 
with Georgia Lee and Redd Harper in this picture. 
The film actor is also visiting Oregon radio stations 
and plugging his Spencer Family Album on Sacred 
Records which includes the eight songs from “Sunday 
On The Range.” Hollywood’s top woman film col- 
umnist, Hedda Hopper said about Delta Productions. 
“This country can use more religion and I feel movies 
of a religious nature can get the mesage across. . . . 
Eddy Arnold’s RCA Victor “I Really Don’t Want To 
Know” b/w “I’ll Never Get Over You,” is still a sales 
leader and is rapidly gaining wide popularity. It’s 
almost time to find your old Eddy Arnold favorites 
and re-play them again. Because Eddy’s new release, “Second Fling” b/w “My 
Everything” has taken off at a faster pace and rapidly moving up in the 
regional and national charts. . . . Deejay Don Redfield, of radio station KOPR, 
Butte, Mont., now programs a two-hour western show daily, plus a western 
Hit Parade each Sunday. His top ten tunes are programmed from the Cash Box 
weekly tallies. . . . Fred Stryker announced recently that Norm Riley is no 
longer representing Fairway Music Company in Nashville, due to other 
commitments. 



FERLIN HUSKEY 



FLOYD CRAMER 


Rose Clicks On Look 


LOS ANGELES, CALIF.— Stewart 
“Rick” Rose, 21 year-old corporal in 
the army, waxed a two sider on the 
Look label, that’s been making quite 
a bit of noise. The tunes are called 
“I Complained” and “I Want You.” 

The record has been out for four 
weeks and is reported heading high 
on the best seller list in Seattle near 
where the youngster is stationed, as 
well as in many other areas through- 
out the country. 

The diskery advises that the young- 
ster is headed for an appearance on 
the Arthur Godfrey Show within the 
next few weeks. 

The Vista, California chapter of 
The Optimists’ Club has officially 
adopted Rose and the tune “I Com- 
plained” and is behind him 100%. 


Two Madigan Tunes 
On Fred Allen Show 

NEW YORK — For the first time in 
several months, the producers of the 
popular Fred Allen NBC-TV show, 
“Judge For Yourself,” have chosen 
both sides of a new recording to be 
featured on the program, which plays 
newly recorded tunes. 

The two new songs recorded by 
Betty Madigan, M-G-M Record star 
are “Joey,” which was featured on the 
broadcast of April 13th, and “And So 
I Walked Home,” which will be a 
feature of the program on April 27th. 

The last recording to be so honored 
by the program was an Eddie Fisher 
1 record! 


Platter Talk 



SCHENECTADY, N. Y. — While on a promotion trip, Decca songster 
Gordon Goodman pauses to chat about his “Angela Mia” and “Maria” disk 
with dee jay Earl Pudney (right) of Station WGY in this city. Goodman is 
known to many record fans for his work with the Fred Waring Choir. 


Prosen Sponsors 
Parakeet Contest 


NEW YORK — Sid Prosen, publisher 
of “My Pretty Parakeet” and man- 
ager of the Michael Sisters who rec- 
orded the tune for Derby Records, is 
going all out on a promotional con- 
test that oughta have the girls off 
to a good start. 

Along with the “Hartz Mountain” 
Bird Food Co., prominent manufac- 
turer of parakeet bird food and dis- 
tributor of live . parakeets, and the 
Handrix Bird Cage Co., Village Music 
Publishers is offering 50 live parakeets, 
50 cages, and 50 food kits to the con- 
testants who answer in 50 words or 
less, “Why I Would Like To Own A 
Parakeet.” The disk jockeys through 
whom the winning results were sub- 
mitted will get duplicate prizes. 


Rainbow Inks Alfrsdito 
To New Long Term Pact 

NEW YORK — Latin- American re- 
cording star Alfredito and Rainbow 
prexy Ed Heller announced this week 
a new long-term contract as a result 
of recent smash successes of Al- 
fredito’s mambo platters. 

With Alfredito’s current “Chop 
Suey Mambo” and “The Cha Cha Cha” 
riding high on seller lists, Heller 
said the old contract was cancelled 
and a new long-term one drawn up as 
a reward for disk hits. 

Recognizing the potential market 
in mambo fans, Heller gave Alfredito 
the chance to make mambo record- 
ings resulting in hits of “Round The 
World Mambo,” “Mambo for Danc- 
ers Only,” and “Goofus Mambo.” 

The deejays and public acceptance 
and poularity for the mambo disks 
have skyrocketed Alfredito into Rain- 
bow’s number one sales artist. 


Roman To Las Vegas 


NEW YORK — Martin Roman, King 
recording artist and composer of the 
tune “Positively No Dancing” will 
open at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas 
on May 1. He is signed for a 10 week 
stand with an indefinite option. 

Roman and his trio have just rec- 
orded five L.P.s for King two of which 
were recently x-eleased. 



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“ It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 





The Cash Box , Music 


Page 28 


May 1, 1954 


RCA Victor’s Country Caravan 
Starts Tour Through South 


NEW YORK— RCA Victor’s Coun- 
try Caravan is all set to take to the 
road this week. In the driver’s seat 
will be Col. Tom Parker, who will 
handle all the business arrangements, 
and Bob York, who’ll be the diskery’s 
representative. 

The Caravan will have the label’s 
top country music makers go along 
on the jaunt and as part of the plan 
each artist will have a brand new re- 
lease to promote. The public will be 
alowed to buy tickets in advance, at 
a price of $.50, if they choose to buy 
any one of the new releases. Other- 
wise, the admission fee will be $1.50. 

The following is the schedule of 
cities that the Caravan will visit: 
Apr. 25th— Ashville, N.C.; Apr. 26th 
— Roanoke, Va. ; Apr. 27th — Char- 
lotte, N. C.; Apr. 28th — Jacksonville, 
Fla.; Apr. 29th— Mobile, Ala.; Apr. 
30th — Baton Rouge, La.; May 1st — 
Jackson, Miss.; May 3rd— Hutchin- 
son, Kan.; May 4th — \J£ichita, Kan.; 
May 5th — Omaha, Neb.; May 6th — 
Salma, Kan.; May 7th— Oklahoma 


City, Okla.; May 8th — Tulsa, Okla. ; 
May 9th — Little Rock, Ark. 

The following are the artists and 
their new releases: Hank Snow — “I 
Don’t Hurt Anymore” and “My 
Arabian Baby”; The Davis Sisters — 
“You Weren’t Ashamed To Kiss Me 
Last Night” and “Foggy Mountain 
Top”; Minnie Pearl— “How To Catch 
A Man” and “And That’s Good 
Enough For Me”; Charline Arthur — 
“Waltzing” and “I’m Having A Party 
All By Myself”; Chet Atkins — “Ken- 
tucky Derby” and “Downhill Drag”; 
Betty Cody — “The Kiss That Made 
A Fool Of Me” and “A Letter I 
Should Never Have Mailed”; Hawk- 
shaw Hawkins — “Why Didn’t I Hear 
It From You?” and “Rebound”; Hal 
“Lone” Pine— “I’d Like To Sit With 
The Baby Sitter” and “She Took, 
She Took”; Eddie Hill — “Slender, 
Tender And Sweet” and “My Sugar 
Booger”. 

These records will be released in 
the above mentioned cities before they 
are distributed nationally. 


McClusky Becomes 
Art Mooney Manager 

NEW YORK — Bob McClusky, 
formerly with RCA Victor, has be- 
come personal manager of MGM artist 
Art Mooney. Among McClusky’s 
duties will be the handling of the 
Hampshire House Music Publishing 
firm, publisher of a current contender 
“Wanderlust Blues”. 

The tune has been recorded by Art 
Mooney on MGM and Paul Bruno on 
the BBS label. 

The Mooney band has been pro- 
gressing at a fast pace during recent 
months with many offers for bookings 
packing the band’s schedule solid 
through June. 

Mooney’s booking affiliation is with 
GAC. 

Coupled with “Wanderlust Blues” 
on the crew’s latest release is the oldie 
“(Oh Boy! What Joy We Had In) 
Barefoot Days”. 


LISTEN AND WATCH ! 

BETTY AMOS' 

“Yesterday’s Sweetheart” 

Mercury 70354 

RED SOVINE'S 

“My New Love Affair” 

b/w 

“How Do You Think I Feel” 

Decca 29068; 9-29068 

Cedarwood Publishing Co. 

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 


BREAKING FAST NATIONALLY 

FREDDIE HART 

“LOOSE TALK” 

Capitol # 2726 

Central Songs 

4527 Sunset Blvd. 
Hollywood 27, Calif. 


Wabash Ave. Assn. Backs 
National Music Week 

CHICAGO — Plans to celebrate Na- 
tional Music Week, May 3 to 8, were 
announced recently by the Wabash 
Avenue Association of this city. 

Windows in some thirty or more 
Wabash Ave. stores will feature music 
displays and costumes from all parts 
of the world, during Music Week. The 
association will crown a Miss Music 
and climax the week with a festival 
at the Medinah Temple on May 8. 

The plans were announced at a 
luncheon in the Blackhawk Restaurant 
by Frank M. Whiston, president of 
the association, and Mrs. Alma K. 
Anderson, chairman of the Golden 
Lyre Foundation of the Illinois Fed- 
eration of Music Clubs, which will 
take part in the celebration. 


Valentine’s Trip To 
United States Delayed 

LONDON — Dickie Valentine, who 
made his farewell appearance with 
Ted Heath’s Band at Southend, re- 
cently has postponed his trip to the 
United States, planned to start last 
week. 

Valentine will now go to America 
on May 27, staying for about a week 
and guesting on TV. 

He opens his solo Variety tour at 
the Manchester Hippodrome (April 
19, week) following with the Theatre 
Royal, Hanley (week of April 26th) . 

After his American visit, he re- 
sumes his tour with dates at Moss 
Empires. His accompanist and ar- 
ranger will be pianist-composer-or- 
chestrator Don Phillips, now with 
Terry Thomas. 


E. H. Morris Moves 


NEW YORK — It was announced 
this week that Edwin H. Morris & 
Company, Inc., and affiliated com- 
panies will move their executive, ad- 
ministrative sales and production of- 
fices to 35 West 51st St. this city, on 
May 1 of this year. 

Their shipping and receiving offices 
will remain at 549 West 52nd St., 
New York. 



Len Ellis 

WJOB — Hammond, Indiana 

1. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

2. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 

3. I ll Be There (Ray Price) 

4. Release Me (Jimmy Heap) 

5. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

6. Somewhere (Red Foley) 

7. 1 Love You (Wright & Reeves) 

8. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 

(Eddy Arnold) 

9. As Far As I'm Concerned 

(Red Foley) 

10. Bimbo (Pee Wee King) 

Tom Edwards 
WERE — Cleveland, Ohio 

1. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

2. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 

(Eddy Arnold) 

3. Hot Rod Rag (Westmoreland) 

4. Rose Marie (Slim Whitman) 

5. Idaho Red (Wade Ray) 

6. Coffee Blues (Herb and Kay) 

7. There'll Be No Teardrops 

Tonight (Hank Williams) 

8. 1 Love You (Wright & Reeves) 

9. Angels In The Sky 

(Buddy Cunningham) 
10. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

Clay Eager 
WLOK — Lima, Ohio 

1. You Better Not Do That 

(Bobby Wright) 

2. As Far As I'm Concerned 

(Red Foley) 

3. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

4. My Everything (Eddy Arnold) 

5. 1 Changed My Mind (E. Hill) 

6. Cry, Cry Darling (J. Newman) 

7. Release Me (Kitty Wells) 

8. Unwanted Alone (C. Copas) 

9. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 
10. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 

Cliff Rodgers 

WHKK — Akron, Ohio 

1. Suppertime (Jimmy Davis) 

2. Bimbo (Jim Reeves) 

3. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

4. You Can't Buy A House Up 

There (Rodgers) 

5. A Fooler, A Faker (Thompson) 

6. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

7. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

8. Hugging My Pillow (King) 

9. Let's Kiss And Try Again 

(Shepard & Huskey) 
10. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

Dal Stallard 

KCMO — Kansas City, Missouri 

1. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

2. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 

(Eddy Arnold) 

3. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

4. As Far As I'm Concerned 

(Red Foley) 

5. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

6. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

7. A Fooler, A Faker (Thompson) 

8. My Everything (Eddy Arnold) 

9. Secret Love (Slim Whitman) 
10. Tennessee Whistling Man 

(Red Foley) 

Happy Ison 
WORZ— Orlando, Fla. 

1. Isle Of Golden Dreams 

(Marty Robbins) 

2. Loose Talk (Freddie Hart) 

3. My Everything (Eddy Arnold) 

4. 1 Haven't Got The Right 

(Mac Wiseman) 

5. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

6. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

7. Release Me (Kitty Wells) 

8. You Better Not Do That 

(Jimmy Dickens) 

9. House Of Gold (H. Williams) 
10. You're Too Free With Your 

Love (Earl Songer) 

Ed "Cornpone" Bishop 

WXOK — Baton Rouge, La. 

1. Oh, 1 Love You (Ed Camp) 

2. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

3. Jealous Loving Heart (E.Tubb) 

4. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 

5. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

6. How Do You Think 1 Feel 

(Red Sovine) 

7. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

8. Make Love To Me (G. Hill) 

9. Train With Rhumba Beat 

(Johnnie Horton) 
10. My Everything (Eddy Arnold) 

Cracker Jim Brooker 
WMIE— Miami, Fla. 

1. Secret Love (Slim Whitman) 

2. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 

(Eddy Arnold) 

3. You're My Everything 

(Eddy Arnold) 

4. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

5. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

6. 1 Love You (Wright & Reeves) 

7. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

8. Release Me (Kitty Wells) 

9. Wake Up, Irene (Thompson) 
10. As Far As I'm Concerned 

(Red Foley) 

Earl 'Grandpappy' Davis 
WFHG— Bristol, Va. 

1. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

2. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 

(Eddy Arnold) 

3. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 

4. Release Me (Jimmy Dean) 

5. Breakin' The Rules 

(Hank Thompson) 

6. 1 Love You (Jimmy Wakely) 

7. My New Love Affair (Sovine) 

8. My Everything (Eddy Arnold) 

9. My Window Faces The South 

(Martin) 

10. Shake A Leg (Carlisles) 

Johnny Rion 
KSTL — St. Louis, Mo. 

1. I'll Be There (Cowboy Copas) 

2. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 

(Eddy Arnold) 

3. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

4. Release Me (Ray Price) 

5. You Better Not Do That 

(Bobby Wright) 

6. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

7. Suppertime (Jimmie Davis) 

8. Mama Laid The Law Down 

(Dub Dickerson) 

9. Back Up, Buddy (Carl Smith) 
10. What A Pleasure (j. Skinner) 

Bob Ferguson 
KWSC — KUGR — 
Pullman, Wash. 

1. My Everything (Eddy Arnold) 

2. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 

3. As Far As I'm Concerned 

(Red Foley) 

4. Don Juan (Anita Carter) 

5. Release Me (Jimmy Heap) 

6. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

7. Ely The Camel (Ferlin Huskey) 

8. Dog-Gone It, Baby, I'm In 

love (Carl Smith) 

9. My Isle Of Golden Dream 

(Marty Robbins) 
10. A Fooler, A Faker (Thompson) 

'Skip-A-Long' Hathaway 
KUGN — Eugene, Oregon 

1. Penny For Your Thoughts 

(Wade Ray) 

2. How Do You Think 1 Feel 

(Red Sovine) 

3. Then I'll Stop Loving You 

(Jim Reeves) 

4. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 

5. Love You Dearly (H. Rodcay) 

6. All Dressed Up (Owen Perry) 

7. Can't Afford The Coffee 

(Merle Travis) 

8. As Far As I'm Concerned 

(Red Foley) 

9. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

10. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 
(Eddy Arnold) 

Jolly Joe Nixon 
KXLA — Pasadena, Calif. 

1. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

2. Release Me (Ray Price) 

3. Drinking Tequila (Billy Dee) 

4. I'll Be There (Cowboy Copas) 

5. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

6. How Do You Think 1 Feel 

(Red Sovine) 

7. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

8. Echo Bonita (Jim Reeves) 

9. Mr. Hillbilly (Pat Patterson) 
10. Don't You Know, Can't You 

See (Ken Marvin) 

Clarence Kneeland 
WERI— WICH— 

Jewett City, Conn. 

1. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

2. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

3. Bimbo (Jim Reeves) 

4. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 

(Eddy Arnold) 

5. You Better Not Do Thta 

(Tommy Collins) 

6. Till We Two Are One (Tubb) 

7. Back Up, Buddy (Carl Smith) 

8. Lord's Last Supper (B. Dick) 

9. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 
10. Secret Love (Slim Whitman) 

Norm & Tex 
WBNL & WBTO — 
Boonville, Ind. 

1. Release Me (Ray Price) 

2. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

3. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

4. 1 Love You (Wright & Reeves) 

5. Queen Of Heart (H. Locklin) 

6. 1 Get So lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

7. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 

8. A Fooler, A Faker (Thompson) 

9. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

10. Jilted (Red Foley) 

Billy "The Kid" Stanley 
WNOE — New Orleans, La. 

1. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

2. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

3. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

4. Georgia Steel Guitar (J. Byrd) 

5. How Do You Think 1 Feel 

(Red Sovine) 

6. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 

7. Back Up, Buddy (Carl Smith) 

8. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 

(Eddy Arnold) 

9. Cry, Cry Darling (J. Newman) 
10. Baby, He's A Wolf (Fairburn) 

Joe Morris 

WKDK — Newberry, S. C. 

1. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

2. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

3. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

4. Release Me (Jimmy Heap) 

5. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

6. 1 Love You (Wright & Reeves) 

7. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 

8. Bimbo (Jim Reeves) 

9. Somewhere (Rex Allen) 

10. My New Love Affair (Sovine) 

"Potato" Pete Hunter 
KRCT — Houston, Texas 

1 . 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

2. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

3. Cry, Cry Darling (J. Newman) 

4. Make Love To Me (G. Hill) 

5. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

6. Mysteries Of Life (Locklin) 

7. Then I'll Stop Lovin' You 

(Jim Reeves) 

8. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

9. Rose Marie (Slim Whitman) 
10. Beautiful Bouquet 

(Maddox Bros. & Rose) 

Bill Thornton 

WRLW — Walnut Ridge, 
Arkansas 

1. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

2. 1 Get So Lonely 

(Johnnie & Jack) 

3. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

4. Release Me (Ray Price) 

5. Secret Love (Slim Whitman) 

6. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 

(Eddy Arnold) 

7. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

8. Bimbo (Jim Reeves) 

9. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 
10. 1 Love You (Wright & Reeves) 

Gene N. Fondren 
KTAE — Taylord, Texas 

1. 1 Get So Lonely (A. Smith) 

2. Make Love To Me (G. Hill) 

3. Release Me (Jimmy Heap) 

4. I've Always Wanted You 

(Sonny James) 

5. 1 Love You (Wright & Reeves) 

6. Jealous Lovin' Heart (E. Tubb) 

7. You Better Not Do That 

(Tommy Collins) 

8. As Far As I'm Concerned 

(Red Foley) 

9. I'll Be There (Ray Price) 

10. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

"Cousin Johnny" 
WNLC — New London, Conn. 

1. Good Deal, Lucille (Al Terry) 

2. 1 Really Don't Want To Know 

(Eddy Arnold) 

3. 1 Love You, Little Darlin' 

(Doc Williams) 

4. Hello Operator (D. Owens) 

5. 1 Get The Blues In The 

Springtime (York Bros.) 

6. I'll Be There (Cowboy Copas) 

7. Old Blues (Grandpa Jones) 

8. Drinking Tequila (BTlly Dee) 

9. Slowly (Webb Pierce) 

10. Goodbye, Bobby Boy (Foley) 


“/l’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 


The Cash Box, Music 


Page 29 


May 1, 1954 


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FOLK & WESTERN 
JUKE BOX TUNES 


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6 


SLOWLY 

Webb Pierce 

(Decca 28991; 9-28991) 


YOU BETTER NOT 
DO THAT 

Tommy Collins 
(Capitol 2701; F-2701) 


I REALLY DON'T 
WANT TO KNOW 
Eddy Arnold 
(RCA Victor 20-5525; 
47-5525) 


BIMBO 

Jim Reeyes 
(Abbott 140; 45-140) 
Pee Wee King 
(RCA Victor 20-5537; 
47-5537) 


WAKE UP IRENE 

Hank Thompson 
(Capitol 2646; F-2646) 



I LOVE YOU 

Ginny Wright & Jim Reeves 
(Fabor 101; 45-101) 


SECRET LOVE 

Slim Whitman 
(Imperial 8223; 45-8223) 


RELEASE ME 

Jimmy Heap 
(Capitol 2518; F-2518) 

Ray Price 

(Columbia 21214; 4-21214) 


© I'LL BE THERE 

Ray Price 

(Columbia 21214; 4-21214) 



THERE STANDS 
THE GLASS 

Webb Pierce 
(Decca 28834; 9-28834) 


Opera at “Grand Ole Opry” 



NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — Helen Traubel, Metropolitan Opera star, is 
shown here surrounded by a group of Grand Ole Opry Stars, as she made her 
appearance on the coast-to-coast Country Music Shpw, Saturday, March 27th. 
Much unlike the selections she is noted for, Helen chose two Country tunes . . . 
one popularized by Little Jimmy Dickens, entitled “It May Be Silly, But Ain’t 
It Fun,” and the other, “No One Will Ever Know!” Pictured left to right are 
Jimmy Self, George Morgan, Helen Traubel, Little Jimmy Dickens, standing 
on barrel, Minnie Pearl and Rod Brassfield. 


Victor Starts New Service For Radio 
To Help Sell Classics 


NEW YORK — Development of a 
new service for classical disk jockeys 
to insure “expanded exposure” for 
RCA Victor recordings of serious mu- 
sic on local radio stations has been 
announced by William I. Alexander, 
advertising manager for the company. 

The service has been extended to 
more than 650 FM and AM stations 
since its July inauguration, Alexander 
reported, with new outlets being added 
at the rate of 50 each month. 

Under the program, RCA Victor 
ships a monthly “musical package” to 
radio stations that have been previ- 
ously selected for the service by the 
company’s local record distributors. 
Stations pay an annual fee of $50 for 
a package which includes: 

1. Suggested scripts for six full- 
hour shows a week. 

2. Open-end transcribed interviews 
with leading classical artists. 

3. 100 RCA Victor albums per year, 
plus timing and clearance data on the 
recordings. 

4. An occasiorial “bonus” album (re- 
cent offerings: the five-LP set of “Tris- 


tan and Isolde” and the two-LP set of 
Toscanini’s “Missa Solemnis.”) 

Chief advantages listed for the ser- 
vice by Alexander are that it promotes 
the company’s Red Seal merchandise 
while also serving to broaden the clas- 
sical music market in local communi- 
ties throughout the country. 


Day For Murray Kaufman 


NEW YORK — On Saturday after- 
noon (4/24) many of the nation’s top 
recording stars were due to visit 
Murray Kaufman WMCA disk jockey 
this city, at the Palisades Amusement 
Park in New Jersey, to pay tribute to 
him during the celebration of “Murray 
Kaufman Day”. Among the artists 
who were to entertain and sign auto- 
graphs for their fans during the free 
outdoor show were Eileen Barton, 
Charlie Applewhite, Georgia Gibbs, 
Eddy Howard, Joni James, George 
Shearing, Kitty Kallen, Karen Chan- 
dler, Don Cornell, Alan Dale and 
others. The parade of stars was sched- 
uled to start about 3:00 P.M. 


THE TEN FOLK AND WESTERN RECORDS 
DISK JOCKEYS PLAYED MOST THIS WEEK 

1. SLOWLY 

Webb Pierce (Decca) 

2. YOU BETTER NOT DO THAT 

Tommy Collins (Capitol) 

3. 1 GET SO LONELY 

Johnnie & Jack (RCA Victor) 

4. 1 REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor) 

5. I'LL BE THERE 

Ray Price (Columbia) 

i 6. GOOD DEAL, LUCILLE 

Al Terry (Hickory) 

7. RELEASE ME 

f Jimmy Heap (Capitol) 
Ray Price (Columbia) 

8. 1 LOVE YOU 

Ginny Wright & Jim Reeves 
(Fabor) 

9. BIMBO 

Jim Reeves (Abbott) 

10. SECRET LOVE 

Slim Whitman (Imperial) 


EVERYONE’S 
TALKING 
ABOUT . . . 


Kitty Wells’ 
and 

Red Foley’s 

DECCA RECORD No. 29065 


"I'M A 
STRANGER 
IN MY 
HOME'' 

b/w 

"ONE BY ONE" 


DECCA RECORDS, INC. 

50 W. 57th Street 
New York, N. Y. 


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The Cash Box , Music 


May 1, 1954 


Page 30 


A Pick in All Charts 

ROSE MARIE 
Slim Whitman 

Imperial # 8236 


Imperial Seconds 


SKEETS MCDONALD 

“REMEMBER YOU’RE MINE" 

b/w 

“I LOVE YOU MAMA MIA” 

Capitol # 2774 

CENTRAL SONGS 

4527 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood 27, Calif. 



DON'T MISS 
Buddy Cunningham’s 

“ANGELS IN 
THE SKY” 

V-113 

VALLEY RECORDS 

Box 10033 

KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE 




1. SLOWLY 
Webb Pierce 

(Decca 28991; 9-28991) 

2. I REALLY DON'T WANT TO 

KNOW 

Eddy Arnold 

(RCA Victor 20-5525; 47-5525) 

3. YOU BETTER NOT DO THAT 

Tommy Collins 
(Capitol 2701; F-2701) 

4. I'LL BE THERE 

Ray Price 

(Columbia 21214; 4-21214) 

5. RELEASE ME 
Jimmy Heap 
(Capitol 2518; F-2518) 

Ray Price 

(Columbia 21214; 4-21214) 

6. BIMBO 

Jim Reeves 
(Abbott 148; 45-148) 

7. I GET SO LONELY 

Johnnie & Jack 

(RCA Victor 20-5681; 47-5681) 

8. SECRET LOVE 
Slim Whitman 
(Imperial 8223; 45-8223) 


9. I LOVE YOU 

Ginny Wright 8t Jim Reeves 
(Fabor 101; 45-101) 

10. MY EVERYTHING 

Eddy Arnold 

(RCA Victor 20-5634; 47-5634) 


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“I DON’T HURT ANYMORE” (2:55) 

[Hill & Range BMI — D. Robertson, J. Rollins] 

“MY ARABIAN BABY” (2:46) [American BMI— M. Torok] 

HANK SNOW 
(RCA Victor 20-5698) 

@ Hank Snow lends his talent and personality to two stellar tunes 
that could make the top spot on all the lists. The record is being released 
in conjunction with the diskery’s Country Caravan which is all set to 
start this week. Top deck is a sparkling vocal effort by Snow on a 
middle tempo feelingful piece dubbed “I Don’t Hurt Anymore.” Flip 
is a delightful, lighthearted, Mitchell Torok tune titled “My Arabian 
Baby.” Backed by the Rainbow Ranch Boys on this fast paced cutie, 
Snow turns in another bright performance. 


“TWO WHOOPS AND A HOLLER” (2:18) [Central BMI — C. Wilson] 
“WHY DID YOU WAIT?” (2:30) [Central BMI— B. Westergard] 

JEAN SHEPARD 
(Capitol 2971) 

€> It looks as though Jean Shepard could have a big platter on either 
end of her latest release. On the top half, the songbird comes up with 
an excellent reading of an infectious, quick beat item dubbed, “Two 
Whoops And A Holler.” Jean really blasts the males who get away 
with murder while the females must suffer if they do just one foolish 
thing. Under portion, “Why Did You Wait?” is a middle tempo, tear- 
compelling tune that the thrush renders with much feeling. Two potent 
sides that could make a lot of noise. 


“THEY MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU” (2:25) 

[Tin Pan Valley BMI — -F. Duke, T. Edlin] 

“YOU’RE RIGHT” (2:38) [Acuff-Rose RMI — H. Carter, C. Atkins] 

FARON YOUNG 
(Capitol 2780) 

9 Faron Young, currently employed by the U. S. Army, makes his bid 
for hitdom with a captivating item that could take the country market 
by storm. The tune, “They Made Me Fall In Love With You,” is a fast 
moving romantic item that receives a most pleasing vocal styling by 
Young. The artist takes time out to thank all the people who helped 
to contribute to the charming qualities that his sweetheart displays. 
Under portion, “You’re Right,” is a middle tempo sentimental piece 
with tender lyrics, capably fashioned by the chanter. 


TERRY FELL AND THE FELLERS 

rx"-ooio) 

© “TRUCK DRIVING MAN” (2:15) 
[American BMI — T. Fell] The 
label’s entry into the country field 
should prove a mighty lucrative, one 
as Terry Fell sends up a real exciting 
reading on a fast moving ditty with 
inviting lyrics. Side could hit. 

© “DON’T DROP IT” (2:07) [Amer- 
ican BMI — T. Fell] The artist 
displays a distinctive vocal style on a 
catchy, quick beat item that moves 
along in flavorful fashion. The Fellers 
supply the slick instrumental backing. 

JIMMY VERNON 
(King 1345) 

© “SOMEWHERE” (2:24) [Acuff- 
Rose BMI — Martin] Jimmy Ver- 
non comes up with a mellow vocal 
refrain on a touching, moderate beat 
piece. It’s a fine wedding of melody 
and lyrics as strings back in soft, 
subdued fashion. 

“STILL AFRAID OF LOSING 
_ YOU” (2:21) [Lois BMI — Vernon, 
Stokely] Flip is a change of pace, fast 
tempo tune that receives a top notch 
performance by the warbler. An ap- 
pealing coupling. 

FLOYD CRAMER 
(Abbott 159) 

® “OH SUZANNA” (2:00) [Public 
Domain] Floyd Cramer comes up 
with a wonderful instrumental inter- 
pretation of an old old favorite. The 
artist displays his fanciful keyboard 
technique on a tune that rides happily 
along. 

“JOLLY CHOLLY” (2:24) [Acuff- 
Rose BMI — F. Cramer] Cramer, 
once again, tickles the ivory on an 
original ditty with a catchy beat. Two 
merry sides. 


JINNIE ROGERS 
(MGM 11732) 

© “MAMA, DON’T CRY AT MY 
WEDDING” (2:28) [Acuff-Rose 
BMI — Hudgins] Jinnie Rogers makes 
her debut on the label as she turns 
in a warm vocal effort a slow tempo 
item with heartfelt lyrics. Soft string 
backing. 

® “YOU DON’T LIVE HERE ANY- 
MORE” (2:28) [Milene ASCAP— 
Rose, Heath] The thrush comes 
through in appealing fashion on a 
peppy, quick beat novelty. Spright 
lyrics are coupled with a flavorful 
melody. 

JIM EDWARD BROWN and 
MAXINE BROWN 
(Fabor 107) 

“LOOKING BACK TO SEE” 
(2:14) [Dandelion BMI — J.E. & 
M. Brown] Jim Edward and Maxine 
Brown make their first effort on the 
label a winning one as they team 
up to gayly etch a fast moving piece 
with sprightly lyrics. Side could go 
all the way. 

“RIO de JANEIRO” (2:27) [Dan- 
delion BMI — J. Hamilton] Jim 
Edward Brown takes the vocal spot- 
light as he solos on the flipside and 
comes up with a captivating, quick 
beat item. 

JIMMY COLLIE 
(Hickory 1009) 

“MY HEART AND I” (2:36) 
[Acuff-Rose BMI — Collie] The 
polished tones of Jimmie Collie take 
hold of some effective material and the 
results make for pleasant listening. 

© “WHY CAN’T YOU LOVE ME” 
(2:21) [Acuff-Rose BMI— Collie] 
The lower deck is a quick tempo, 
fetching piece that Collie delivers in 
top-drawer fashion. Smooth string 
support on a deck that has the 
potential. 


“ It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 



The Cash Box , Music 


Page 31 


May I, 1954 




RED FOLEY 


Johnnie and Jack and the Tennessie Mountain Boys have every reason to 
be happy these days. Currently, the group, managed by Frankie Moore, have 
a West Coast tour under their belts, scheduled for a Canadian tour this 
summer, and have one of the hottest records in the C&W fiield today with 
their version of “I Get So Lonely.” As if this were not enough success, the 
group carries Kitty Wells, top female vocalist in the field with their unit as an 
added attraction. At the conclusion of a very success- 
ful tour for Lou Black of Top Talent, Inc., Red Foley 

was officially welcomed to the city of Springfield, Mo. 

April 23rd when a “Welcome To The Ozarks” party 
was given in his honor. Foley was supported on his 
tour by a grand group of C&W artists including 
Ferlin Huskey and Jean Shepard, Tommy Collins, 
Porter Wagoner, and Grady Martin. I hope I haven’t 
neglected to mention anyone; and certainly wish this 
group of fine talent the best of luck in their new 
venture, at KWTO, with Lou Black’s Top Talent and 
Radiozark Enterprises ! Dave Liles has just joined 
Clay Eager, WLOK-TV, Lima, Ohio. Sheriff Davis, 
WLOW, Norfolk, Va., will now be heard from 10 
to 12 a. m. and 5 to 7 p. m. daily since Baseball 
has moved into the station’s programming. The 
Tidewater Hillbilly King’s show was so popular that 
the public refused to see it cut. Dub Allbritten, manager of Hank Snow, and 
Oscar Davis, two of Country Music’s capable promoters, teamed up to bring 
the folks of Youngstown, Ohio, an Easter Sunday Show, April 17th, featuring 
Hank Snow and his Rainbow Ranch Boys. Guy Willis, though still on crutches 

following a recent horseback-riding accident, is well enough to be back at 

the KWTO microphones on the two daily Oklahoma Wranglers Shows 
and back on his regular Monday through Friday children’s program on 
KYTV. Col. Tom Parker and Tom Diskin were recent Hillbilly Heaven 
visitors, huddlin’ with Si Siman and John Mahaffey of Radiozark and 
Lou Black of Top Talent regarding Porter Wagoner’s appearance with 
the RCA Victor Country Carravan in Little Rock, Arkansas. The tour, which 
is being promoted by Col. Tom Parker and his Jamboree Attractions staff 
has enjoyed good business to date! Just recently, Ott Devine, WSM and Grand 
Ole Opry announcer, along with Cowboy Copas, decided the thing to do this 
summer was to start a “Grand Ole Opry Golf Tournament” and so the idea 
was put into motion. It was decided that the tourna- 
ment would be open to all C&W talent, deejays and 
any one in this phase of the music business. Actual 
date of the tournament, tentatively set for sometime 
in June, will be held in Nashville. Some of the artists 
who have already indicated they want to take part 
in the affair are Eddy Arnold and Ernest Tubb. Rusty 
Gabbard (MGM), who plays with Ray Price and his 
Drifting Cowboys band has a new release out, titles 
are “It Hurts Too Much To Cry” and “I’m Looking 
For Someday.” Rusty recently organized his own 
music pub, Gabbard Music, in Nashville. KYTV’s 
weekly “Ozark Jubilee” over ABC, is being accepted 
very well. The show features Bill Ring, Tommy Sose- 
bee, Porter Wagoner, The Oklahoma Wranglers and 
Slim Wilson. The show, which began only three 
months ago as a sixty-minute program, last week 
increased the time to a full two-and-one-half -hours. 

Mac Wiseman (Dot) featured on WRVA’s Old Dominion Barn Dance, set for 
theatre appearances in Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. May 1st, finds Martha 
Carson on the coast-to-coast NBC portion of Grand Ole Opry. May 17-26 
Carson and her group, managed by X. Cosse, will tour Western Canada . . . 
bookings through the Western Canada Arena Association. Visiting friends 
at Grand Ole Opry, Saturday, April 17th were Jerome Hughey of WFUN, 
Huntsville, Alabama, and Doug Smith, WSLS, Roanoke, Va. — two popular 
C&W deejays. Tommy Sands, 17-year old RCA Victor artist, is now conduct- 
ing a three-hour Record Show over KNUZ, Houston, each evening from 7 to 10. 
Tommy is also doing a TV stint over KNUZ each Thursday night 8-9. Half- 
A-Hill, Springfield, Mo., nightspot which was taken over a few months ago 
by Top Talent, Inc., continues to do near-capacity business each Wednesday 
night with its square dances. Working the bandstand are Buster Fellers and 
his Country Gentlemen. All dressed up in siren-red trousers, a contrasting 
shirt, Carl Smith, one of the Country’s Music’s best dressed fellers, really 
drew attention in the outfit on his recent Grand Ole Opry 
appearance. Smith is currently getting lots of plays with 
his recording of “Back Up Buddy” and “If You Tried 
As Hard To Love Me (As You Do To Break My Heart)” 
... a real coin-catcher for the ops. Ernest Tubb (Decca) 
has just returned from a successful tour of the Northwest 
territory of Canada. This is Tubb’s second trip into the 
territory in as many months. Red Sovine, featured on 
KWKH’s “Louisiana Hayride,” Shreveport, La., is getting 
his share of the record plays these days with a couple 
of tunes that seem to be bringing the talent right out 
of this feller. Red’s tunes are “My New Love Affair” 
and “How Do You Think I Feel.” Little Jimmie Dickens, 
Del Wood, Johnnie and Jack and Kitty Wells in the midst 
of a West Coast tour. Carl Story and his Rambling Moun- 
taineers (Columbia) who have been featured over WAYS, 
Charlotte, N. C., for the past couple of years, now per- 
manently set up at WNOX, Mid-Day-Merry-Go-Round 
and Tennessee Barn Dance, with Lowell Blanchard, Knoxville. Good to hear that 
Curtis Gordon (RCA Victor) will appear on the RCA Victor Caravan when 
the show plays Gordon’s hometown in Mobile, Alabama. Want to say “howdy” 
to the fine group of talent appearing on the “Louisiana Hayride” . . . Maddox 
Brothers and Rose, Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, Ginny Wright, Mitchell Torok, 
Red Sovine, Johnny Horton, Claude King, Carolyn Bradshaw, Tibby Edwards, 
Tom Bierman and program manager, Horace Logan. The Jimmie Rodgers 
Memorial Day Celebration to be held in Meridian, Mississippi, the 25th and 
26th of this month is expected to be a huge success. Already, a growing list 
of artists have made plans to be on hand for the occasion and some 55,000 
persons are expected to attend. 



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WASHINGTON, D.C.— That the 
coin machine industry has a great 
need for a realistic and equitable tax 
depreciation program is a well known 
fact (see editorial next column). The 
elected representatives of the people 
are now preparing proposals for a 
general tax revision of the current 
depreciation allowances. A House bill 
has been written, and the Senate 
Finance Committee is now hearing 
witnesses. Three witnesses before the 
Committee said the House provisions 
must be extended much further if 
they are really to do the job. One wit- 
ness declared “Taxpayers should be 
left free to choose any method and 
adopt any rates, as long as they are 
in accord with good accounting prac- 
tice.” This type of legislation is what 
is needed by the coin trade. If the 
operators could choose the proposed 
method as suggested in the editoi’ial 
to the right, it would be beneficial to 
all concerned. 



BOSTON and PITTSBURGH— 
Here’s one for the book — or should we 
say for the bag. The South Station, 
Boston, and the Pennsylvania Station, 
Pittsburgh, have installed a coin op- 
erated device which permits the 
traveller self-service bag handling. A 
quarter placed in a slot releases a 
light-weight steel tubing cart. The 
passenger then uses the cart to trans- 
port his baggage to a determined des- 
tination, leaves it there and returns 
the cart to the nearest rack. When it 
is replaced, the patron gets a 10c re- 
fund, which drops into a slot. A six- 
week tryout by the New York Central 
and Pennsylvania Railroads is under- 
way, and the plan will be put into 
effect thruout the country if it works. 
We’re wondering how many carts will 
be strewn all over the stations, or 
even missing entirely, in this six-week 
period. Or do the railroads plan on 
having a bunch of private eyes on 
hand to see that the carts are re- 
placed? 



NEW YORK — Manufacturing in- 
dustries this year actually are plan- 
ning to spend as much for capital in- 
vestment purposes as in 1953 — altho 
they are expecting their sales volume 
to decline moderately. This informa- 
tion was disclosed in the Seventh An- 
nual Survey of intended plant and 
equipment expenditures by manufac- 
turing industries by the McGraw-Hill 
Publishing Company. Economists and 
business consider this news as the 
best business news in months. 


Page 33 (Editorial) May 1, 1954 

For Automatic Phonographs: 


A Four Year 


Depreciation Schedule 


1st Year . 

40% 

2nd Year . 

30% 

3rd Year . 

20% 

4th Year . 

10% 


For many years now “The Cash Box” has urged 
the automatic music industry to get together with 
the proper authorities in Washington to arrange for 
a four year depreciation schedule on all new capital 
investment equipment. 

The schedule, as outlined by “The Cash Box,” 
which was given to this publication by prominent 
Certified Public Accountants closely identified with 
the automatic music industry, is listed above. 

Simply: 40% of the capital investment in a new 
phonograph, wall box, speaker, and all other acces- 
sories, to be depreciated the first year; 30% the 
second year; 20% the third year; and 10% the 
fourth, and final year. 

At the present time there seem to be as many 
depreciation schedules in existence as there are 
offices of the Internal Revenue Department about 
the nation. 

In some areas, it is reported, phonograph opera- 
tors depreciate their equipment in three years, at 
the rate of 33-1/3% each year. This, of course, in 
complete agreement with the local Internal Revenue 
Department which granted this depreciation sched- 
ule after it appeared on the tax returns of these 
operators. 

In some areas, four years is granted, at the rate 
of 25% per year. In most areas about the nation, 
20% per year over a period of five years, is allowed. 

In every case, when speaking to a representative 
of the Treasury Department, whether officially or 
otherwise, it seems that juke boxes are considered 
“income producing equipment.” 

Therefore, as some of these men have stated, the 
ruling is, that as long as this equipment is still 
producing income, it cannot be completely depre- 
ciated. 

This is not at all logic. Some Senators have intro- 
duced bills in Washington to allow businessmen the 
right to depreciate their capital investment mer- 
chandise in their own, fair and reasonable time. 
This is gradually beginning to take stronger hold. 

In fact, the Small Business Administration is 
reported to favor faster depreciation in every re- 
gard, and leave it up to the average business man 
to decide what is fair and reasonable as to depre- 
ciation of his capital investment equipment. 

The fact remains, and the Treasury Department 
knows this, that tho the Treasury may lose some 
revenue its first year or so, eventually, as the capi- 
tal investment equipment is completely depreciated, 
then it becomes taxable as all income, provided of 
course, that it is income producing equipment, as 
juke boxes are considered by the Treasury Depart- 
ment, and are still producing income. 

But, the more logical fact remains that, if such 
income producing equipment is depreciated in 
quicker time, then this tehds toward purchase of 
more new equipment. 

This means more work for the workingman and 
workingwoman. It means more production for the 


factories. It means more using up of raw materials. 
It means money in the pockets of everyone down 
the line, including the Treasury Department. 

This, then, is more important to the economy of 
the nation than anything else, regardless of the 
interpretation of juke boxes as income producing 
equipment. 

The fact remains that, if juke boxes are allowed 
to be completely depreciated in a period of four 
years, instead of five years as at present, and depre- 
ciated on a more correct schedule, as to fair and 
reasonable market value, the tendency is toward 
increased production, greater sales and more in- 
come for the national economy which, of itself, 
means more revenue to the U. S. Treasury. 

Even more factual is that the average new juke 
box, after one full year of operation, drops any- 
where from 50% to over 60%, depending upon how 
well this unit stood up over the period of that 
full year. 

Furthermore, the manufacturer usually has a 
new model ready when the first year is over and 
this, of itself, drops the valuation of the year-old 
model usually better than 50 percent. 

Therefore, asking for a more equitable deprecia- 
tion, that of 40% for the first year, is extremely 
fair and reasonable in every regard. 

To go further along this line, and as can be 
checked with any of the wholesalers of the industry 
as well as with “The Cash Box” itself in “The Con- 
fidential Price Lists,” after the second year that 
same phonograph has dropped better than 85% in 
most instances. 

Therefore, asking for 30% depreciation for the 
second year, is again being but fair and reasonable 
in every regard. 

As is well known in this industry, but seemingly 
not yet known by the Internal Revenue Department 
nor the U. S. Treasury Department, by the end of 
the third year any juke box has little value, if any 
value, at all. 

If the Treasury Department would, then allow 
for a four year write-off, then it is more or less 
certain that, by the end of the 3rd year, the average 
juke box operator would turn in his juke box and 
buy a new unit. 

This would mean more business all around. It 
would speed manufacturing. It would bring about 
a great sale of over 3,000 components and parts 
that go into the average juke box. It would mean 
greater and steadier employment. It would mean 
more money, in the long run, to the U. S. Treasury 
itself. 

This would be the finest thing that could happen 
for the nation’s economy, for the U. S. Treasury to 
arrange for one general interpretation of deprecia- 
tion schedules where juke boxes are concerned and 
allow, as has been locally allowed to one operator 
of juke boxes in California, the above four year 
depreciation schedule. 

The one way to arrange this would be for repre- 
sentative juke box owners from the 48 states to 
meet with the proper authorities in Washington and 
produce the proof, which they can gather together 
very quickly, to show these officials that, the above 
four year depreciation schedule for juke boxes is 
“fair and reasonable.” 

And, what’s more, would mean a great deal to the 
continued high economic level of the entire nation, 
from the standpoint of employment and production, 
at least as regards the automatic music industry. 



The Cash Box 


Page 34 


May 2 , 1954 


More Agree Need “Nat’ 




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Growing Demand by Governing Bodies of States and Nation’s Communities 
for More Revenue to Meet Increased Expenditures Brings Fears of 
Excessive and Inequitable License Fees. Many Now Point to Williamsport, 
Pa. Tax Ordinance as Example of What Industry Can Expect from Com- 
munities Desperate for More Revenues. 


CHICAGO — Almost from the day of 
its inception The Cash Box has called 
upon the industry to create a “Na- 
tional Coin Machines Tax Council.” 

The reason for this was most ap- 
parent immediately after War II when 
one community after another found 
itself embarrassed because its revenue 
was not equal to its expenditures. 

Governing bodies of communities, 
cities, counties and states, immediately 
started out cm a revenue search by 
hiking all business licenses and, among 
the businesses hardest hit (as is 
usually the case) were the various 
divisions of this industry. 

Where no license fees existed be- 
fore, operators of phonographs, for 
example, are now paying $10 an- 
nually to Uncle Sam, $25 to the state 
and, in as many cases $25 to their 
city, as well as in a few cases, the 
same to the county. 

In short, where phono ops paid 
nothing, they are now averaging - any- 
where from $50 per year and twice 
that to just purchase licenses for the 
right to do business. 

But, this hasn’t at all satisfied the 
demand from the revenue seekers and, 
as expenditures go up and ever more 
upward, they again turn to those busi- 
nesses where they can increase the 
license fees and obtain more revenue 
for the communities, counties, cities 
and states. 

The Cash Box pointed this out for 
years. The Cash Box urged the in- 
dustry to get together a “National 
Tax Council,” because the operators 
were absolutely like fish out of water, 
when it came to producing legal prec- 
edents and other information which 
attorneys needed, to defeat ordinances 
of an excessive and inequitable nature. 

Not one source in the entire in- 
dustry has collected such data over 
the years. There is not one source 
in the industry that knows what the 
tax structures are, as far as this 
industry is concerned, in every com- 
munity, city, county and state. 

Or what was done about any at- 
tempt to defeat the bills when the 
governing bodies introduced them. 
Which bills were, and which were not 
defeated. Or whether there was any 
bill ever introduced. Or how the 
license tax even came about. 

This is truly pitiful. Here is an 
industry with millions on millions of 
dollars invested in capital merchandise 
that doesn’t even have a source to 
turn to when an excessive and in- 
equitable license tax bill is proposed 
in any community, city, county or 
state in the entire nation. 

Everyone is. suddenly flabbergasted. 
Everyone suddenly goes wild when 


such an ordinance is proposed. 

Quick and desperate long distance 
phone calls are made here, there and 
everywhere thruout the nation. 

The result? Nothing. But absolutely 
nothing. Except lots of phone call 
expense. 

The ordinance that passed in Wil- 
liamsport, Pa., as many, many oper- 
ators now believe, will probably be- 
come the criterion for many others of 
like nature thruout the nation. (In 
fact, even before this ordinance went 
into effect, it encompassed all of Ly- 
coming County, Pa.). 

This ordinance wants the operators 
of amusements and music in Lycom- 
ing County to pay 10% of the gross 
intake in their machines to the 
county. But, to be certain that they 
get the full 10% that is coming to 
them, the county forces the operators 
to work with “sealed” cash boxes. 

In short, the cash box must be 
sealed by the county treasurer’s office 
when it is put into the machine, and 
can only be opened in the presence of 
the county treasurer or one of his 
own staff, when it is taken out for 
collection. 

Sounds harsh ? Well, this ordinance 
passed! The operators are now going 
to fight the ordinance. All the way 
up to the Supreme Court of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania. But, as 
all know, once passed, it is hard to 
obtain an amendment, or challenge 
legality. 

Furthermore, challenging any com- 
munity’s demand for greater revenue 
is a very touchy thing these days. 
All know that all communities need 
more revenue. 

But why impose tremendously ex- 
cessive taxation on one industry as 
against any other? Why this' in- 
equity ? 

Only because there is no source, 
no place where the average operator 
in the nation can turn, for some sort 
of information which will give his 
attorneys the chance to correctly 
protect him. 

The one and only such source would 
be The Cash Box’ eleven year old 
proposal, “National Tax Council.” 

And only when a “National Tax 
Council” is created for this industry 
can many in this field somewhat relax 
as this forthcoming year bring’s ever 
growing, demand from all communi- 
ties, cities, counties and states for 
more and still more revenue. 


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GeDrge A. Miller Advises MOA’s 
Stand Against Copyright 
Change R emains Sam e As Ever 

Statements In Show Trade 
Magazines Refuted 



GEORGE A. MILLER 

(President, Music Operators of America) 


OAKLAND, CALIF.— George A. 
Miller, national president and busi- 
ness manager of Music Operators of 
America, Inc. (MOA), takes objec- 
tion to items which appeared in re- 
cent issues of a showpaper trade 
weekly. 

Miller writes: 

“Variety Magazine, a publication 
which is traditionally pro-publisher 
and pro-song writer, has written two 
items which I think should be clari- 
fied as far as the music operators of 
the nation are concerned. 


“The first item in the March 24 
issue of this publication stated ‘some 
jukebox operators and their associa- 
tions are now ready to talk turkey 
with ASCAP and BMI on a licensing 
set up.’ The second item, April 7 
issue, stated ‘top levels of the music 
biz are confident that an early agree- 
ment is in the works for a licensing 
agreement between the jukebox oper- 
ators and ASCAP.’ 

“I want to say right here that no 
one who has authority to speak for 
Music Operators of America, Inc., or 
its national committee on Copyright 
legislation, has made such statements, 
nor has there been any change in 
our attitude toward S-1106, better 
known as the McCarran Bill, or any 
other bills of its kind. We, who have 
authority to speak for the members 
of MOA, want to make it very clear 
to the operators of the nation that 
we feel the present copyright laws are 
fair and just to all parties concerned 
and, further, we do not know the 
source of such releases as mentioned 
above.” 

Concluding, Miller issued the fol- 
lowing statement directed to the na- 
! tion’s music operators: “Don’t be 

fooled and believe propaganda which 
tends to weaken our stand. The offi- 
cers and directors of MOA will never 
make a compromise detrimental to 
the music operators or the industry, 
as a whole. The writer, who is busi- 
ness manager and president of MOA, 
challenges anyone who says he has 
the authority to speak for the mem- 
bers of the national association with- 
out first clearing through the execu- 
tive office in Oakland, California.” 


Keeney Names Purveyor Dist. Co., 
N. Illinois Distributor 


CHICAGO — Paul Huebsch, general 
sales manager of J. H. Keeney & Com- 
pany, Inc., named Purveyor Distri- 
buting Company, this city, exclusive 
distributors for the Northern Illinois 
territory for all Keeney products. 

“Right off the bat,” Huebsch said, 
“we have received some very fine or- 
ders for our new ‘Diamond Bowler’ 
which is clicking everywhere it has 
been placed. 

“Both Monte West and Herb Per- 
kins of Purveyor Distributing Com- 
pany,” Huebsch continued, “believe 
that our ‘Diamond Bowler’ is one of 
the greatest bowling games the na- 
tion’s operators have ever seen. 

“Furthermore,” Huebsch com- 


mented, “their own tests have con- 
vinced them that ‘Diamond Bowler’ is 
going to start off with one of the best 
sales eras they have yet enjoyed.” 

Both Monte West and Herb Per- 
kins reported that they “are thrilled 
to represent so outstanding a manu- 
facturer in the industry as J. H. 
Keeney & Company, Inc.” for, they 
commented : 

“Keeney products have long led the 
field and machines which it has man- 
ufactured have won acclaim.” 

Purveyor Distributing Company 
already has the new “Diamond 
Bowler” in stock and reports that 
shipments are under way everywhere 
to its territory. 



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May 1, 1954 



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CHICAGO — Last nite (4/19) 
brought about a couple of changes 
in the standings. 

Oomens took 2 games from Decca- 
Coral. High for Oomens was Carl 
Latino with 557. High for Decca- 
Coral, Tony Ignafo, 522. As a result 
of his 557, Carl again took over first 
place in men’s standing. Decca-Coral’s 
lead was cut to three games by virtue 
of losing these two to Oomens. 

Western Automatic took 2 from 
Mercury. Western’s high man was 
Jerry Mankins with 435. High for 
Mercury, Gil Losasso, 458. 

Star Music took 2 from Coven. High 
for Star, Henry Sochacki, 576, which 
was high for men. Hank bowled two 
games better than 200. Jerry Shuman 
of Star also had over 500, 503 to be 
exact. High for Coven was Tom Ny- 
land, 443. B & B took 2 from A.B.C. 
High for B&B, Marino Peroni, 524. 
Right behind Marino was Warren 
Paradee with 514. High for ABC, Bob 
Gnarro, 480. Also Edith Davis, with 
425 which was high for women. 

Paschke took 2 from Atlas. Tony 
Galgano was high scorer for Paschke 
with 486. Morry Minkus was high for 
Atlas with 543. 

Gillette took 2 from Melody. High 
man for Gillette, Robert Hall with 
510. There was a tie for high man on 
Melody’s team. Vic Jaccino and 
Johnny Strobl both bowled 493. 

There are nine games remaining in 
this current series and it looks like 
a fight right to the end. 


Philly Amuse Ops Join 1954 
Multiple Sclerosis Drive 



PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Members 
of the Amusement Machine Associa- 
tion of Philadelphia are conducting 
a juke-box campaign to raise needed 
funds to the 1954 Multiple Sclerosis 
drive which got underway with a 
luncheon at the Bellevue-Stratford 


Records distributor and an AMAOP 
member, was crippled by multiple 
sclerosis. 

The association has arranged to 
have a special pressing of a current 
hit tune placed in the number one 
spot on the more than 5.000 juke-boxes 
they service in and around Philadel- 
phia. An announcement on the record 
follows the playing of the song with 
the words, “Thank you for spinning 
our record. We want you to know that 
all of the proceeds from this record 
will be contributed to the Multiple 
Sclerosis fund — a very worthwhile 
cause.” 

In addition, Silverman said, asso- 
ciation members are placing MS can- 
nisters and posters in all of their lo- 
cations during the campaign. 

Seen above are Joe Silverman, left, 
presenting check to representative of 
the Philadelphia Multiple Sclerosis 
drive. 


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Wednesday (April 21). 

AMAOP, representing this city’s 
leading distributors of juke-boxes and 
coin-operated amusement machines, 
officially adopted the charity drive as 
an association project at a dinner at 
the Broadwood the week before the 
campaign started. 

Joseph Silverman, AMAOP busi- 
ness manager, said his association be- 
came interested in the drive when the 
nephew of David Rosen, Mercury 


CHICAGO — Ted Rubenstein of 
M. & T. Sales Co., Inc., this city, this 
past week sent out word that the 
firm were inviting all distributors to 
communicate with them on their new 
“Zig-Zag” counter game. 

Said Rubenstein, “There are still 
many territories open for distribution. 

“We believe that the distributors 
in these areas will be very much in- 
terested in handling our brand new 
‘Zig-Zag’ counter game. 

“Already,” he continued, “those 


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sary qualities for being a big hit 
game. 

“Therefore,” Ted commented, “those 
who seek distribution of ‘Zig-Zag’ in 
their territories should get in touch 
with us immediately. 

“There has always been a great 
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Page 36 


May 1 , 1954 


Keeney Plant Busy 


CHICAGO — The J. H. Keeney & 
Company, Inc., plant, this city, is buz- 
zing like the proverbial bee. 

Production in all divisions of the 
plant is at full capacity. Quotas are 
being met with stepped-up fury. 

The new Keeney electric “Model B” 
cigarette vendors, which have received 
“many plaudits all over the nation,” 
according to Paul Huebsch, the firm’s 
general sales manager, are being pro- 
duced to meet demands. 

In the games division, Keeney’s new 


“Diamond Bowler” and “Mainliner 
Bowler” are being shipped at a rapid 
pace. The bowlers have a unique 
space-conserving feature and come in 
two sizes — a 9-foot game playfield on 
an 8-foot cabinet and an 8-foot game 
playfield on a 7-foot cabinet. 

The plant, which is practically a 
self-contained factory, having its own 
electro-plating department, for exam- 
ple, is also occupied with government 
development work, such as the manu- 
facture of special training aids. 


New Wurlitzer at Restaurant Show 



Laymon Co., L. A., Displays New Wurlitzer 



LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Paul and 
Lucille Laymon, Paul A. Laymon Com- 
pany, this city, played host to more 
than 500 operators and their families 
from all over Southern California who 
dropped in to see and hear the new 
model “1700” Wurlitzer Phonograph 
during “National Wurlitzer Days.” 
Also visiting with the operators was 
a wide array of top recording artists 
from all the major recording com- 
panys plus others who represented the 
independent labels. 


Said Paul, “It was the largest turn- 
out we have ever had in the history 
of our business.” He added, “The new 
‘Carousel’ mechanism won wide com- 
ment from everyone present. Oper- 
ators were so impressed that they 
later returned with their mechanics 
to discuss further every feature of 
the machine.” 

Buffet-Refreshments were served to 
all present. 

Pictured above are, L to R: S. L. 
Griffin, Lee Wirt, and Karel Johnson. 


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Convention and Exposition held in Se- 
attle April 6, 7 and 8. The exposition 
immediately followed Wurlitzer Days 
and the introduction of the new Model 
“1700.” 

Ron Pepple, owner of Northwest 
Sales, reported that the display was 
“a truly successful venture with at- 
tendance running into the thousands 
and more than $7,500 in prizes given 
away in drawings.” Sam Keys of 
Northwest, seen in photo above, was 
on duty in the booth full time explain- 
ing the features of the new Wurlitzer 
to hundreds of interested location 
owners. He was assisted at times by 
Harold Heyer, “Putt” Kincaid and Ron 
Pepple, all of Northwest Sales, as well 
as by Gary Sinclair, Western District 
sales manager for Wurlitzer. 

In setting up the display Pepple 
used the background which had been 
furnished by the Wurlitzer factory for 
the introduction of the “1700.” He 
stated that it made a very colorful 
showing and the television cameras 
covering the exposition gave the booth 
a nice bit of time. 

Cane Distributing Co. 
Appts Sales Manager 


LOS ANGELES, CALIF.— Bruce 
Cane of Cane Distributing Company, 
this city, announced recently the ap- 
pointment of Hal Chaney to the po- 
sition of sales manager. 

Chaney has been connected with the 
coin machine industry for the past 15 
years and was formerly sales manager 
for Minthorne Music Company, Los 
Angeles. 


DALLAS, TEX. — Picture taken at 
the recent Wurlitzer Model “1700” 
phonograph showings held at Commer- 
cial Music, this city, shows, left to 
right: Herbert Pippa, Blue Bonnet 


NEW ORLEANS, LA.— R. G. Du- 
Puy, vice-president of F. A. B. Distrib- 
uting Company, Inc., this city, reports 
that the “general consensus of opinion 
of the various operators in the New 
Orleans area was one of the most stu- 
pendous reactions we have ever had 
on Wurlitzer Days.” 

Over half of the operators in the 


Music, Dallas; Benny MacDonald, 
Star Coin Machine, Ft. Worth; Jack 
Spratt, Central Music, Temple; and 
Clifford Cunningham, Star Coin Ma- 
chine, Ft. Worth. Story of the show- 
ing appeared in the April 17 issue. 


New Orleans territory showed up for 
the showing and some of those who 
couldn’t make it called in to ask for 
pictures of the phonograph. 

The entire sales force, office person- 
nel, mechanics etc., were present for 
the two days, in addition to Fletcher 
A. Blalock, president of F. A. B. 


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May 1, 1954 




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The unit features jumbo pins that 
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“Shooting Gallery Booms 
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J. A. (ART) WEINAND 


CHICAGO — “Philadelphia on the 
phone, Mr. Weinand,” said the secre- 
tary as J. A. (Art) Weinand, vice- 
president of Exhibit Supply, this city, 
was explaining the workings of the 
firm’s new “Shooting Gallery” gun 
game. 

Following the confab with Phila- 
delphia, Los Angeles occupied the 
busy veep’s time. Said Weinand after 
the chat with L.A.: 

“That makes the seventh long-dis- 
tance phone call I’ve received since 
arriving at the office this morning. 
And all in regard to our new ‘Shoot- 
ing Gallery’ gun game. 


“Milwaukee, Baltimore, Denver, 
Miami and New Orleans phoned me 
before you came.” 

Weinand then showed a batch of 
letters and telegrams from distribu- 
tors everywhere, all with brief but 
telling remarks: 

“Get me guns!” 

“Ship 25 ‘Shooting Gallery’ games!” 

“This beats all,” said Weinand. 

“We are being swamped with orders 
already, and our national advertising 
campaign is just starting. 

“Exhibit’s new ‘Shooting Gallery’ 
has been location tested since last Oc- 
tober,” he continued. 

“Tests we made in New Orleans, 
Denver, Minneapolis, and Miami, in 
both arcades and taverns, prove it to 
be the best money-making gun we’ve 
ever produced. 

Exhibit’s “Shooting Gallery” fea- 
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The use of the rifle marks the first 
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Page 38 


May 1, 1954 


“What’s Ahead?” 

A factual revelation pointing the path ahead 
gathered from discussions held with leaders 
in all divisions of the industry. 

(Note: This is the last in a series of three parts ) 


Foreword 


CHICAGO — With business in general, in many industries thruout 
the country, showing a decline from the record highs of 1953, The Cash 
Box believed it would be to the advantage of all in the coin machine 
industry, for this publication to gather information from the three 
divisions of the industry, Music, Amusements, Vending and Service, 
and report to our readers. 

An analysis of the three divisions as a whole indicated that the first 
quai’ter of 1954 held steady, keeping pace with the same period of 1953. 
1953 was considered one of the peak production years in the history 
of this industry. 

Part I, devoted to the Music Division, appeared in the April 17 issue; 
Part II, devoted to the Amusements Division appeared in the April 24 
issue; and Part III, devoted to the Vending and Service Division, 
appears herewith. 

PART III. VENDING AND SERVICE MACHINES 


The one division of the industry which has called itself an ‘infant 
industry’ since the ’20’s, and still calls itself an ‘infant industry’, 
is the vending and service machines branch of the field. 

Belief was general, immediately after War II, that the vending and 
service machines field would jump far out ahead of all other divisions 
of the industry. 

In fact, there was so much enthusiastic definitiveness in this belief, 
that many went ’way out on the limb in optimistic predictions for the 
future of the vending machines business. 

This division was the first to separate itself from the others in the 
industry. It set itself up as a merchandising entity. It believed that it 
was the true business of tomorrow. It still believes this. Perhaps it is. 
Enthusiasm in this regard seems to be part and parcel of the optimistic 
people engaged in this field. 

Yet, many things have happened which, if all summed up, seem 
to hold down great and deserving growth for this division of the 
industry. 

In the first place, as old timers learned when they proved to various 
theatre managements that money could be earned with vending machines 
located in lobbies, the theatres decided to install their own equipment, 
as well as create regular candy counters for the sale of the products 
found to be most popular with the theatre goers in the vendors. 

Today, some claim these counters bring in the big share of the 
profits to most theatres and theatre chains. 

After all the elaborate food vending units were displayed with 
almost human-minded coin changing mechanisms, and all the ‘dream 
machines’ hand-built and presented for his awed and rapturous gaze, 


the average operator still continued to purchase the same staple equip- 
ment he always bought before. 

Among these staple machines are the tab and stick gum, bulk nut 
and candy vendors, the candy bar vendors, the cigarette machines and 
soft drink dispensers, the off-shoots of the soft drink machines, like 
the hot coffee vendors. 

The cigarette machines have lost ground. Not of their own making, 
of course, but rather because of the general cancer scare. Cigarette 
smoking reached such an all time high per capita consumption it began 
to interest medical researchers into possible cause for increased lung 
cancer. Medically whether this is, or is not the case doesn’t matter 
here, except from the standpoint sales have fallen off. 

The candy bar vendors, as industrial production reached its greatest 
height in all of America’s history, along with the hot coffee machines, 
the soft drink dispensers and many other vendors, were gaining in 
popularity with gigantic leaps and bounds. 

Long ago vending machine operators learned that milk dispensers 
were for the dairies. Just as they learned that parking meters were for 
the municipalities. That insurance vendors were for insurance firms. 
And bottle drink dispensers for the bottlers of the drink. 

The margin of profit on these was much too small to pay commissions, 
maintain good service, amortize the cost of this equipment, and still 
show a profit. So this type of equipment was given to salesmen to sell 
direct to the specialized fields concerned. 

The fact does remain, however, that the entire world of food and 
drink manufacture and distribution has praised vending machines to 
the skies for the great selling job which they have and still do accomplish. 

Whether it’s a popular pocket or comic book, a cake of ice, a bottle 
of ‘Coke’, crackers, soup, coffee, ice cream, milk, silk hosiery, gum, candy, 
nuts, or myriad more items, there’s a vending machine to fill the need. 

Whether that vending machine can earn a living for a professional 
operator is another story. Even in volume operation this is no soft job. 

But the vending machines business moves on ahead, calling itself, 
‘still an infant industry’. But, actually, far from being an infant anymore. 

This is one field where the future prospects are actually greater 
than the past and present accomplishments. Whether this means any- 
thing for the ‘average’ operator of vending machines is another story. 

There are large vending machine operating organizations that can, 
because of their very size, carry on with almost any type equipment, 
regardless of how small the profit factor. 

In the main, these are few, and so the field continues in a fermentive 
stage at present. A stage, by the way, in which it has been for some years. 

The field of vending machines of all kinds, as well as service machines 
like the coin operated weighing scales and the coin operated photo 
machines, rides very high. 

Its prospects are truly very bright. Its future still ahead. If only 
because of the tremendous enthusiasm of its membership alone. 


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Page 39 


May 1, 1954 


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Milty Green Opens 
Subsid in New York 


NEW YORK — Milty Green, well 
known head of American Vending 
Company, Brooklyn, N. Y., announced 
the opening of the American Conver- 
sion Company (a subsidiary) on 10th 
Avenue, (New York’s coinrow). The 
firm will be managed by Abe Weis- 
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reconditioned music and amusement 
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PORT CHESTER, N.Y.— Seymour 
Poliak, secretary of the Westchester 
Operators Guild, Inc., this city, an- 
nounced that the May meeting of the 
organization will be advanced by one 
week from the regular third Monday 
of the month to the second Monday, 
May 10. 

The move was made in view of the 
annual dinner having been scheduled 
for May 18. The third Monday of 
May falls on the 17th and the com- 
mittee decided it will be too busy on 
that night preparing for the affair. 

Nomination of officers for the year 
beginning July 1, 1954, will be made 
at the May meeting. The election of 
officers will take place at the June 
meeting on Monday, June 21. 


PORTLAND, ORE. — An ordinance 
to again license pinball machines in 
this city, and repeal a 1951 Portland 
ordinance banning them, which was 
held binding by the State Supreme 
Court, was proposed on Friday, April 
16 by Mayor Fred L. Peterson and 
City Commissioners William A. Bowes 
and Stanley W. Earl. 

They estimated revenue from the 
licensing act would amount to $100,- 
000 annually. 

In a recommendation to the City 
Council, the three officials said that 
they are convinced that pinball ma- 
chines are used for amusement only, 
and not as gambling devices. 

The proposed licensing ordinance 
would establish a $750 annual license 
fee for each owner of pinball ma- 
chines. He also would be charged $30 
annually for each machine owned. 
Each location of pinball machines, 
such as taverns, stores and restau- 
rants, also would require a $30 an- 
| nual license. Jobbers or distributors 


of the machines would pay $350 an- 
nual license fees. 

The mayor and the two councilmen, 
whose three unsupported votes would 
be sufficient to pass the measure, said 
in their recommendation that loss of 
revenue to the city between passage 
of the prohibitory ordinance in July, 
1951, and the present has been more 
than $250,000. 

Their recommendation said that 
“every business and profession is 
presently licensed by the city of Port- 
land, and the revenue therefrom, 
which is an offset to real property 
taxes, is not sufficient to finance the 
necessary operations of the various 
city services. Your commissioners be- 
lieve that pinball machines, as amuse- 
ment devices only, with proper regu- 
lation by ordinance, should pay their 
share with all other businesses so 
licensed.” 

Earl said he believes that the city 
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CLEVELAND, OHIO — “The new 
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nograph was accepted with great ap- 
plause”, said H. E. Wedewen, North- 
ern Music, Incorporated, this city, at 
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On hand to receive the more than 
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LANSING, MICH.— F. G. Millard, 
Attorney General of Michigan, ruled 
on April 15 that vending machines 
for vitamin tablets would be legal in 
the state. 

The opinion was directed to 0. K. 
Gettenberger, state director of drugs 
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Seen above are Herb Wedewen, 
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Hopkins Music Company of Gabon, 
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such machines would be forbidden 
under his regulations which require 
that drugs be sold over the counter. 

Noting that courts in other states 
have ruled that vitamins are food sup- 
plements and not drugs, Millard said 
he agreed with that finding. 


Reservations Indicate 
Sellout For Westchester 
Operators Guild Annual 
Dinner 

PORT CHESTER, N. Y. — Seymour 
Poliak, general chairman of the Third 
Annual Dinner Committee of the 
Westchester Operators Guild, this 
city, announced that reservations have 
been coming in at a rapid pace. The 
dinner will be held on May 18 at the 
Holiday Inn, Scarsdale, N. Y. 

Although the committee had been 
forced to engage a larger place to 
hold its annual affair in view of the 
crowded conditions of the previous 
dinners, indications are that the af- 
fair will once again be a sellout. How- 
ever, to assure all those who attend 
a comfortable and pleasant evening, 
the committee has decided to limit 
attendance to 400. The Holiday Inn 
can accommodate close to 500 diners. 

Reservations received have already 
passed 250. Poliak asks that persons 
wishing to attend send in their reser- 
vations at once so that they will not 
be disappointed. 

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A. Smith, souvenir journal; Max 
Klein, seating arrangements; Louis 
Tartaglia, treasurer; and Malcolm 
Wein, counsel for the Guild and Toast- 
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Page 42 


May 1, 1954 


Jax Music Operators 
10c Play Program 
Under Way 


JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — 26 or the 27 music operators in this area, 
members of the North Florida Coin Operators Association, who voted to 
changeover their phonographs to 1 play 10c, 3 for 25c (see The Cash Box, 
April 24 issue), initiated their program this week with a coordinated drive 
aimed at both the public and locations. 

A large sized ad (17 inches high, 9% inches wide) appeared in the Jack- 
sonville Journal headed “WHY 10c PLAY?” Under the signature of the 
music operating firms of Jacksonville, the ad listed “General Living Cost 
Increases Since 1934” and “Automatic Phonograph Industry Cost Increases 
Since 1934,” and then in the center of the ad a letter addressed to “Mr. and 
Mrs. Public” explaining these figures. 

As is usually the case when an ad is forthcoming, the newspaper cooperated 
by running a news story advising of the changeover, and explaining the 
operators’ problems. 

A letter to each location, on the letterhead of the North Florida Coin 
Operators Association, and signed by the operator who services the location, 
was sent out at the same time. The letter is reproduced herewith: 


Dear Customer: 

On April 15th, we, the North Florida Coin Operators Association, will 
begin to convert all of our automatic phonographs over to One Play for 100, 
Three plays for 250. This action has become necessary in order that we can 
remain in business, and still give you the service and equipment you deserve 
and require. 

Since World War #2, we have suffered an increase in the cost of operating 
from 100% to nearly 300%. When you consider that the present day nickel 
is worth just 2 and 7/10 cents in buying power, and the dime worth only 5 
and 4/10 cents, you can easily begin to understand what we are up against. 

The telephone companies made this issue very plain when they went to 
Washington and showed facts and figures to the Federal Communications 
Commission, that they could not stay in business on 50 per call. On these 
presented facts, they were granted an increase to 100 per call, by the 
government. 

Unfortunately, we do not enjoy the privileges of the utility companies, 
in having our rates set and enforced by the government. Therefore, we must 
depend on you, our customer, to help us (and yourselves) by being ever alert 
and willing to explain to anyone who may question the reason for 100 play. 

Remember that 100 play will benefit you much more than it will the 
operator! It will cost you nothing but a few kind words and a sensible ex- 
planation on your part. You can’t buy an item for $1.00 and tetail it for 
$.75 and expect to stay in business for very long. Talk 100 play and support 
100 play. You’ll be glad and appreciative for the EXTRA earnings on each 
collection from the equipment you have in your place of business. 

Sincerely, 

YOUR MUSIC OPERATOR 


(Editorial Note: The material in both the ad and the letter was taken 
from editorials and special articles which appeared in THE CASH BOX. It is 
gratefully acknowledged by the association in the following statement to this 
publication: “The progress we have made so far is certainly another laurel 
to THE CASH BOX for its tireless efforts in this direction, for we have used 
all of the factual material contained in our enlightening program, from 
editorials appearing from time to time on its pages. Yes, even 100 play as 
shown to be necessary by your many pages devoted to this cause, helped to 
make the operators finally see the light). 




FLORIDA FLUTTERS 


MIAMI MURMURS: 

The Easter holidays brought a fresh stream of coinmen to the Miami shores. 
. . . Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Levine are stopping at the Sea Gull Hotel. Sidney called 
Willie Blatt to arrange a gin rummy session and was accommodated with Willie 
Levey, Lucky Skolnick, Dave Friedman sitting in with Sid and Willie Blatt. 
The results will be announced in this column when Sidney leaves for New York. 
. . . Willie Levey just received delivery of a spanking new Cadillac. Willie said 
he’d get himself a chauffeur to drive him around when he makes his collections 
— that is if he can find a chauffeur he can trust to help him count the collections. 
. . . Lots of activity going on at Willie “Little Napoleon” Blatt’s headquarters 
as they prepare for the assembling of a new target machine called “Bull’s Eye.” 
Mr. & Mrs. A1 Huber, Willie Blatt’s sister and brother-in-law in town. Old 
timers will remember them as the couple that ran Babe Kaufman’s branch on 
8th Avenue, New York, when Willie bought the place from Babe. . . . Ted Bush 
of Bush Distributing Company is always complaining. Current complaint 
being that he can’t get enough “1700” Wurlitzer phonos to satisfy his cus- 
tomers. . . . Joe Mangone is one of the happiest guys in town. Joe claims when 
he is through with his day’s work he can go home, take a dip in his own pool, 
and spend a restful evening with his wife, Eloise. “Nothing like owning your 
own home,” says Joe. ... A1 Schlesinger, visiting coinman, when asked what 
-he intended to do when the Miami season was over, said “Guess I’ll have to go 
to Canada for the next six months.” . . . Sam Taran having trouble satisfying 
customer demand for his Williams “Six Player Baseball.” Can’t get enough. 
. . . Alvin Gottlieb spent his vacation at Lou Karen’s “King Cole” Hotel and 
Yacht Club. The Flipper was parked literally at his front door ready to take 
him fishing any time he felt the desire — and he got that desire very, very often. 

JAX JOTS: 

This is our first shot at reporting the activities of the many operators 
around these parts, and a greater number in neighboring localities, who visit 
and depend on the local distributors for all of their equipment requirements, 
as well as factory service, when needed. . . . First, we of the Jacksonville area, 
have been just as busy as our respective duties would allow in getting an 
operators association formed in this area. We are happy to report at this writing 
that this has now been accomplished. We can now set about our objectives of 
bettering our public relations, of setting our rates to more closely conform 
with the cost of doing business today, and of ridding our routes of old and 
obsolete equipment, which we know to be detrimental to our aims. . . . Seen 
about the distributors show rooms this past week were: Roy Morgan, of Bruns- 
wick, Ga., and Clyde Taylor of the same city. From over Tallahassee way, 
Fred Deed, dressed as sharp as a tack, eyeing and buying new equipment for 
his Capital City route. Also seen making the rounds was Clarence Bramlett. 
Says business is kinda slow up his way. If we know Clarence, this means just 
one thing — What you got new that will make a buck ? It will ? I’ll take it. 
. . . The guys and gals over at Bush Distributing are still hosting ops on the 
showing of Wurlitzer’s new phono. . . . The fellows at Wolfe Dist. Co., too 
busy shipping out those Seeburg Hi Fi’s to chat too much. . . . Same story at 
Ross Distributing, Rock-Ola rep, and at Southern Music Distributing, AMI. 
. . . Looks like a busy season coming up for the ops and for all the distributors 
and the many lines they represent. 


Seek Equipment To Help Cover 

Overhead 

Urge Mfrs Develop Low Cost Equip’t 
to Operate in Conjunction With 
Major Type Machines to Help 
Cover Overhead Expense 


CHICAGO — A definite demand has 
arisen, from operators everywhere in 
the country, for manufacturer to de- 
velop low cost equipment which can 
be operated in conjunction with pre- 
sent amusements and phonographs, 
and which will help them to defray 
present heavy overhead servicing ex- 
pense. 

For many years vending machine 
operators have been placing such units 
as bulk merchandisers or penny tab 
gum and other type merchandisers, 
in addition to their larger machines, 
in an effort to cover overhead servic- 
ing expenses. 

The vending machine operators 
have proved that this is possible. They 
can cover their overhead servicing 
expense by attaching machines of 
such nature to their present, large 
merchandising machines. 

The amusements and music oper- 


ators, for sometime now, have been 
adopting the same tactics, as prices 
have continued to go up and overhead 
servicing has become a problem. But, 
they have used everything but the 
type machines which are similar to 
what they are operating, to cover 
these costs. 

These operators believe that the 
manufacturers can, at this time, with 
labor going into a more efficient cost 
structure, develop equipment for them 
which will help them to cover their 
present servicing overhead expense 
and, at the same time, possibly show 
them some profit. 

The demand has continued for some- 
time, as is noted here but, so far, 
nothing has happened in this regard. 

Now operators are of the hope that 
some of the better known amusements 
and music manufacturers are in posi- 
tion to help them with such equipment. 


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Page 43 


May 1 , 1954 


Canyon States Representing 


O’Connor-Wurlitzer Showing 


Wurlitzer In Ariz. & New Mex. 



TUCSON, ARIZ.— A newly formed 
partnership designated Canyon States 
Distributing Company, Incorporated, 
has been named to represent Wur- 
litzer in the Tucson, Arizona Area. In 
making the announcement Bob Bear, 
Wurlitzer sales manager, stated that 
Canyon States will represent Wur- 
litzer in the sale of coin operated 
phonographs, remote equipment and 
parts in the entire state of Arizona 
and twenty-one counties in New 
Mexico. 

The new distributorship is headed 
by A. D. Hawley as president, and 
A. G. Avitabile as secretary and treas- 
urer. Both men have been active in 
the coin machine business for many 
years and since 1947 have been co- 
owners of the Golden West Amuse- 
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announcement by Wurlitzer of the 
Canyon States appointment, the new 
distributorship was named on April 1 
and was able to show the new Wur- 
litzer line to Arizona and New Mexico 
operators on Wurlitzer Days, April 
4 and 5. Complete sales and service 
departments have now been set up in 
the Canyon States’ place of business. 

“Operators in Arizona and New 
Mexico who have not already visited 
Canyon States to see the new Wur- 
litzer line are cordially invited to do 
so,” advised Bear. “They can also ex- 
pect a personal call from one of the 
partners during the coming weeks. 
Both Arch and Tony have a wealth of 
experience and knowledge in the 
phonograph business and will be 
happy to offer every assistance pos- 
sible to operators in their territory.” 

Harris Porter, well known to all 
Southwest operators, having formerly 
been connected with Commercial Mu- 
sic Company, will contact the trade 
in the areas around Phoenix and New 
Mexico. 


Central, Omaha, Wurlitzer Show 




OMAHA, NEB.— W. J. Mashek, 
president of the Central Music Dis- 
tributing Company, this city, an- 
nounced the greatest turnout of oper- 
ators in this area in several years 
attended a showing of the new Model 
“1700” Wurlitzer phonograph on Na- 
tional Wurlitzer Days, April 4 and 5 
at the show rooms of Central. 

“All attending agreed that there is 
just about everything any operator 
would wish for in this new phono- 
graph,” said Mashek. 

Mashek, and Lou Singer, manager 
of Central, headed the personnel who 
greeted the operators. Buffet refresh- 
ments were served. 

Seen above (1. to r.) are Eldon How- 
ell, Greenfield, Iowa; Leo Cubick, 
Omaha; Lorin Diedrich, Music Serv- 


ice Co., Omaha; V. G. Stroh, Central 
Music; Leonard Van Sant, Central 
Music, Omaha; Jerry Witt, Music 
Service Co., Omaha; Dick Jones, 
Greenfield, Iowa; Marrel Livingston, 
Central Music Dist. Co., Omaha; and 
Dick Taylor, Lincoln, Nebr. 


Hebei Opens New Plant 


CHICAGO, ILL.— Fred Hebei, pres- 
ident of the Fred Hebei Corporation, 
this city, announced the opening of 
the new plant on May 1st. The newly 
built factory is located in Addison, 
Illinois. Both offices and production 
facilities of the firm will be housed 
at this location. 



RICHMOND, VA.— L. J. Corso, 
O’Connor Distributors, Inc., this city, 
announced the showing of the new 
Wurlitzer “1700” phonograph at its 
showrooms met with the enthusiasti- 
cal approval of the Virginia and North 
Carolina operators. 

Some of the operators present were: 
Claude Jones, Danville, Va.; Ken 
Schneider, Norfolk, Va.; L. Hoffman, 
Tom and Bob Minor, Richmond, Va.; 
Gertrude Anas, Charlottesville, Va.; 
E. B. Alley, Ed Williams, Richmond, 
Va.; Richard Freeman, Warwick, Va.; 
Ralph East, Altavista, Va.; Phil Weis- 


haupt, Warwick, Va.; J. T. Mincher, 
Roanoke Rapids, N. C.; James Jones, 
C. E. Morse, Richmond, Va.; Benton 
Thorpe, Rocky Mount, N. C.; E. H. 
Benton, Portsmouth, Va.; Dan Haw- 
ley, Portsmouth, Va.; E. R. Bassett, 
Mathews, Va.; W. S. Riggs, Elizabeth 
City, N. C., Crockett and King, Nor- 
folk, Va. 

Cocktails and buffet luncheon were 
served. 

Seen above are Max Waters, Wur- 
litzer factory representative, left, and 
Dan J. Finegan, sales representative 
of O’Connor Distributors, Inc. 


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NEW YORK — Many local coin- 
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advantage of May 1 banquet of 
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Guild being held at the Napanoch 
Country Club, Napanoch, N. Y. 
Some are leaving Friday afternoon, 
and others early Saturday morn- 
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night or Monday morning. 

Tom Gobel, chairman, advises 
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YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO— After a 
discussion on the juke box business 
with Leo Dixon, Dixon Distributing- 
Company, this city, Rock-Ola phono- 
graph distributors in this area, Bud 
J. Fares, editor-publisher of “The 
Youngstowner,” a local weekly mag- 
azine identified as “A Tri-county 
Shopping- and Entertainment Guide,” 
ran a very interesting story headed 
“Juke Box Revenue.” We reproduce 
the story: 

“One of the most profitable sources 
of revenue in a tavern, night club, 
restaurant or any other establish- 
ment that caters to the dine, wine or 
dancing patrons ... is the Juke Box 
. . . and yet it is one income item 
that is given the least thought and 
attention. We are alarmed at the lack 
of initiative shown by several music 
box operators in neglecting to keep 
up with the modern trend. This lack 
of interest on their part is not only 
causing them a loss in money . . . but 
the establishment in which the box 
is placed is also losing money. Anti- 
quated and obsolete equipment will 
not attract patrons’ interest, and 
naturally, will not attract their coins. 
Some of the boxes we have seen in 


our observations are a disgrace. Many 
others, though of recent vintage, have 
become obsolete with the introduction 
of the new High Fidelity masterpieces, 
which also feature a remarkable selec- 
tion of tunes . . . with overhead in 
business as it is, smart management 
will not want to overlook a single 
idea that will increase their weekly 
take. It is up to them to press their 
Juke Box Operator and insist he place 
in their establishment a new and 
modern box to increase this much 
neglected source of revenue. Not only 
will the establishment benefit, but the 
public will too, by being treated to a 
new adventure in High Fidelity listen- 
ing pleasure, plus a wide and pleasing 
selection of favorite and hit tunes. 
The big reason for the reluctance of 
Juke Box Operators to replace boxes, 
we find, is that the box usually on 
location has already paid for itself, 
and the income from it ... no matter 
how small ... is ‘ALL PROFIT’, as 
far as he is concerned. It’s the old 
story . . . that while gloating over 
this nickel and dime profit ... he is 
losing dollars. A modern box would 
not only double and triple the take 
and pay for the new box in short 




NEW ORLEANS NOTES 


Ralph Bosworth, sales manager at New Orleans Novelty Company reports 
a tremendous demand for Exhibit’s new “Shooting Gallery” gun. Louis Boas- 
berg, head of the company, believes the “Shooting Gallery” to be one of the 
finest guns ever made. . . . We learned from Joe Bowers that our good and 
dear friend, Jack Young, of Lafayette, La., passed away. Our deepest sym- 
pathy to his family. . . . The Gulf Coast is booming with much Bally equipment 
on location everywhere. United Novelty Co., Gulf coast distributor is doing 
an exceptional job. . . . Sam Tridico, of Norco, La., in for the day looking 
over some Rock-Ola equipment. . . . Bill Amann having trouble walking these 
days. An old football injury to his knee has been acting up lately and has 
him almost out of commission. First little Bill had the Chicken Pox, then 
Lillian Amann was ill, and now Bill. . . . Sincere regrets to Danny and Dolores 
Cohen (Crescent Cigarette Service) who just lost their expected baby. . . . Bob 
Breither, one of Bally’s top engineers, was in town checking on the new Bally 
test sample. Bob and Joe Isaacson of New Orleans Novelty are really the 
best when it comes to working on and adjusting new games. . . . Local Bally 
distribs are happy with the factory’s new policy of controlled production. 
They believe this policy will definitely keep the used market at a high level. 
. . . Mr. Gore AMI Distributing Co., just back from Florida where he visited 
his brother. . . . A. L. Lide, Biloxi, Miss., checks into the hospital this week 
for minor surgery. . . . Everybody sorry to learn how desperately ill Dr. 
Daddy-0 is. Everyone he knows wishes him the speediest recovery. . . . Rumor 
is that Jimmy Kell, Southern Coin Machine Exchange, will move his office on 
the Airline Highway, where he’ll be able to catch the operators on the way 
to town. . . . Clem of Jefferson Novelty Co., can’t make us believe business is 
bad. Several months ago he bought a small airplane and is now struggling 
along until they deliver his ’54 Coup D’villa Cadillac. . . . 

Ops still flocking into F.A.B’s offices to see the new Wurlitzer 1700 phono. 
The only headache Fletcher Blalock and his staff have is to figure out how to 
parcel out the phonos delivered from the factory when he has so many orders 
on hand. The firm also reports big demand for United’s in-line and shuffle 
games. 




UPPER MID-WEST MUSINGS 


Leo De Mars of Ashland, Wise., is vacationing at Hot Springs and while he 
is taking it easy son Jim is managing the route. At the present time Jim is 
sporting a beard in preparation for Centennial days coming up this June in 
Ashland. . . . Fred Fixel of Pembina, N. D., for the past couple of years, has 
been doing all of his buying by phone. He finally decided to come down to 
the Twin Cities to shop for equipment and see what the latest games looked 
like. Fred brought his son Bill along to see the sort of trading that goes on 
in the coin machine business. Bill is going to learn the business, and Fred 
is pleased with this idea. . . . Larry Jenkins and Herman Fisher of Aberdeen, 
S. D., although competitors, made the trip into town together to pick up 
supplies and records for their routes. . . . Bruce Windhurst of Aberdeen, S. D., 
has been very busy of late adding to his route. On a buying trip into the Twin 
Cities last week, Bruce stated that he has been so busy he has had to steal 
time to line up new equipment needed for his locations. . . . Word has been 
received that Chet Le Dux of Virginia, Minn., is out of the hospital after being 
confined there for several days. , . . Hug and Esther May, National Specialty 
company of Eau Claire, Wise., were seen in town. ... A. A. Cluseau of Grand 
Rapids, Minn., has that look in the eye which can mean one of two things, 
golf or fishing. With the way the weather has been the past week, it most 
likely will be golf. . . . Seen in the Twin Cities picking up supplies and records 
and a game or two were Walt Hennes of Bemidji, Minn.; Hank Krueger of 
Fairfax, Minn.; August Quade of Rochester, Minn.; Ed Birkemeyer of Litch- 
field, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harrison of Crosby, Minn.; Fred Kovanen, 
Pla-Mor Amusement Company of Moose Lake, Minn.; John Galen of Menono- 
mie, Wise.; Jeff Cost of St. Cloud, Minn.; Lyle Resting of Benson, Minn.; 
Forrest Dahl of Fergus Falls, Minn, and Len Worsech of Montevideo, Minn. 


order, but would give him a CON- 
TINUED profit of generous propor- 
tions, which would also show a 
healthy balance for the establish- 
ment . . . and give patrons who enjoy 
music . . . the very finest in listening 
pleasure.” 


“Since the article appeared” writes 
Fares, “several operators have called 
to tell me they agree with my views, 
but that I overlooked some of their 
problems. I will appear at their meet- 
ing in the near future to discuss this 
problem.” 


“It's What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 


The Cash Box 


Page 45 


May 1, 1954 



Operators and, many times, jobbers and distributors, too, wail that “the 
manufacturers are out to load us with equipment”. In our many years in the 
coinbiz we, just like you, have heard this statement, “The manufacturers are 
out to grab what they can, while they can”, etc., etc. This is not the truth. 
Sure, everyone is interested in making money, but the manufacturers do have 
the most terrific of all problems. There are very, very few in the industry who 
actually know what it costs a manufacturer, when he has to lay off his produc- 
tion crew, even for just one day. Manufacturers think and work ahead. They 
spend much time, effort and energy, and a great deal of money, planning far 
ahead. For their distributors and the operator-customers of the distributors. 
As well as for their own workers. Just this past week, in a general discussion 
with Sam Stern of Williams Mfg. Co., we happened to remark that his plant 
was certainly buzzing ahead in full production. Said Sam, “Yes, that’s true. 
That’s because”, he continued, “we planned months ago to bring these baseball 
games to the trade. Furthermore”, he said, “right now our entire engineering 
department is working on games for the hot summer months. Not only to 
assure the operators of real moneymakers, but to also assure our own pro- 
duction workers that they’ll have full time work right thru the dog months”. 
This is the sort of thing few in the industry realize is part and parcel of 
manufacturing today. A little more consideration in regard to what the manu- 
facturers are doing, and/or trying to do for the operators, might bring about 
much better understanding. 

Now that the name “Mills” has gone from the industry, many are sad- 
dened, for these many recall those days when Fred Mills led the way for the 
industry. One memory we have was the time Fred had a gang of British 
Admirals on hand and was entertaining them. Vince Shay, his right hand in 
those days, ate 26 sandwiches and drank 26 cups of coffee, to keep in step 
with the entertainment of the Admiralty. Just ask Vince to tell you the whole 
story. . . . For years now we’ve been writing about Ray Moloney. And the 
grand gags he’s pulled. Well, he pulled one this past week with a recording, 
that will go down in our little memory book as “the best”. . . . Wm. E. (Bill) 
FitzGerald of AMI has granted us the privilege of reading the letters he sends 
to the firm’s disti’ibs. We simply must congratulate Bill on the spice, tang, 
tingle and life in those letters. This last one, with a part of a baseball pasted 
on it (in miniature), plus the headlines. “There’s Temptation in the Toss”, 
was among the bestest he’s yet written. 

We feel certain that every manufacturer saw that little slip enclosed with 
his home and factory telephone bill, by the telephone companies clear across 
the country, reading: “How the cut in excise taxes effects this telephone bill”. 
Just a little thing. But what a grand idea this could be for the people in this 
industry to also work to and, someday, to be able to say, “Excise taxes gone”. 
. . . Ted Rubenstein of M. & T. Sales Co., Inc., invited all distributors to come 
in and see him this past week. Ted has some very good territory still open on 
his ‘Zig-Zag’ counter game. . . . Ed Levin of ChiCoin has a one word descrip- 
tion of disgust. It is, “Pheh”. . . . Hear that Frank Mencuri of ChiCoin is 
really pounding that road and, what’s more, getting the business. That is 
most important. . . . Herb Perkins and Monte West of Purveyor. Two very, 
very happy men this past week. When they were able to announce their ap- 
pointment as “Distribs” for Keeney in Northern Illinois area. 

Howie Freer of Empire Coin is going to take us out one of these nice warm 
and sunny Saturdays (yet to come) and show us how to play this game of 
golf. . . . John Conroe of Keeney visiting with Roy McGinnis down in Miami. 
This means that Paul Huebsch is all alone at the Keeney plant. And we are 
pulling hard for Paul to set a sales record for the firm. Just to prove to these 
old timers that the young guys in this business do have the stuff it takes. 
So, all you Keeney distribs, this is your chance to help youth get along. . . . 
Just got a letter from Wm. Ed Randolph who has opened his own distributing 
firm, Rite-Way Distributors in St. Loo, to advise me, “Must have The Cash Box 
but quick. Whatever it costs, bill me.” . . . After discussing the new edition 
of “Bally Who” with Herb Jones, we also went into a technical discussion on 
the manufacture of recordings. 

We happened to mention to Jack Nelson that, it seemed to us, Bill O’Donnell 
was developing a most definite hairy-ear like the cannoneers from listening 
to those exploding phone conversations asking him for more and still more. 
Jack cracked with: “Everyone wants as many as you can give ’em, and you 
can’t give ’em as many as you want.” (This sentence, in itself, gives some 
idea of the action over at Bally these days). . . . The reason, they tell us, that 
Harold, of the Lieberman clan, didn’t go to Israel, is because the “boat was 
leaky.” So Harold decided on sunny California. . . . Joe Abraham of Cleveland 
expected in our town any second. And what is waiting for Joe. Well, it shouldn’t 
happen. . . . Earle Moloney back from Florida. And looking like a zillion. 
Tanned. Rested. Healthy. And dapper as usual. . . . Nate Gottlieb put it this 
way this past week, “No news is good news. Business is terrific. Ahlehvi it 
should continue.” So, knowing that Dave Gottlieb, Sol and Alvin Gottlieb and 
Judd Weinberg are also back in action, we asked Nate, “So everyone’s on 
the job?” So Nate said, “Of course!” So we said, “May we speak to them?” 
So Nate said, “They ain’t here.” 


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CHICAGO CHATTER (Cont.) 


Ed Hall, who has taken over Exhibit’s kiddie rides, while Art Weinand 
is busting his brain trying to figure out how to ship two “Shooting Gallery” 
guns to six distributors, phoned to tell us, “Bill, you’ve got the absolutely 
greatest magazine in all the history of this business. I have been around in 
this business. And I know. Because I’m on the road all of the time. The 
operators are simply wild about ‘Cash Box’.” . . . Sam Lewis of Genco telling 
us that he most definitely did not need to enter the hospital in Miami. But, 
because he developed a bronchitis attack, and because the youngest of the 
Lewis’ was around, he decided that the best place (to protect his progeny) 
was to enter a hospital. . . . Ben Coven came up with a honey this past week. 
Said Ben, “What business ? If Wurlitzer would only ship me a coupla carloads 
a day. Then,” he said, “I would say this is business.” . . . Tom and Angy 
Callaghan are back home again. And regardless of all the jokes you’ve heard 
about Callaghan — they’re true. 


SUCCESS STORY! 


’Way back in 1923 the ten big- 
gest men in the world met at the 
Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago 
to talk over the world’s destiny. 
Present was the President of the 
world’s largest independent steel 
company, the President of New 
York’s National City Bank, Presi- 
dent of the world’s most outstand- 
ing utility, President of the na- 
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President of the N. Y. Stock Ex- 
change, a member of the U.S. 
President’s cabinet, the greatest 
“Bear” ever known to Wall Street, 
the head of the world’s biggest 
monopoly, and the President of the 
Bank For International Settlement. 

25 Years later a reporter decided 
to find out what happened to these 
men. This is what this reporter 
learned in 1948: The president of 
the largest steel company, Charles 
Schwab, died a bankrupt and lived 


on borrowed money for 5 years 
prior to his death; the President of 
the greatest Utility, Samuel Insull, 
died a fugitive from justice and 
penniless in a foreign country; the 
President of the N. Y. Stock Ex- 
change, Richard Whitney, was re- 
cently released from Sing Sing 
Penitentiary; the President of the 
largest gas company, Howard Hop- 
son, is now insane; the greatest 
wheat speculator, Arthur Cutten, 
died abroad, insolvent; the member 
of the U.S. President’s Cabinet, 
Albert Fall, was pardoned from 
prison so he could die at home; 
the greatest “Bear” in Wall St., 
Jesse Livermore, died a suicide; 
the head of the world’s greatest 
monopoly, Ivan Krueger, died a 
suicide; the President of the Bank 
For International Settlement, Leon 
Fraser, died a suicide. 

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Our town enjoyed a week of sunshine and warm weather, and coinrow 
was really buzzin’. Not only were local coinmen rushing in and out of the 
wholesaling firms, but many out-of-town visitors were in evidence. Major 
problem, in both used and new equipment, was the ability of the jobbers 
and distributors to supply the demand. Out-of-towners, particularly those who 
operate at shore and resort locations, were burning up the telephone wires 
insisting upon immediate deliveries. Export biz, especially from South Amer- 
ica and North Africa, was noticeably up. 

* * # * # 

Milty Green, the well known Brooklyn coinman, handing out expensive 
cigars, and accepting congratulations with a big broad smile. His wife, Elsie, 
presented him with a boy on Sunday, April 11. Jay Jerry is the name, and 
he weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. upon arrival. At the same time, Green announced the 
opening of a branch, called American Conversion Co., on 10th Ave., between 
42nd and 43rd St. Firm will be managed by Abe Weisberg, and will specialize 
in the conversion and sale of shuffle games. Also will wholesale reconditioned 
music and amusement machines. Milty expects everything to settle down, and 
will leave for Miami with his missus after May 15. . . . Bob Savitt, regional 
manager for Mike Hammergren’s United Sales and Service company, visiting 
on coinrow. Bob is traveling thruout this area, setting up distribs. . . . Rite- 
way’s “3-Dimensional Theatre,” which is so particularly adapted for arcade 
operation, being shipped by Nat Cohn as rapidly as possible, but the long 
distance phone keeps ringing. Calls from arcade owners demanding deliveries 
immediately. . . . A1 Simon, Albert Simon, Inc., spending the last few days of 
this week in Chicago visiting Chicago Coin and Genco. “To speed up deliveries 
on ChiCoin’s “Home Run” and “Super Frame Bowler,” as well as on Genco’s 
“Basketball.” . . . Jack Sheppard and Sam Weinstein, Phila. coinmen, visiting 
coinrow’s wholesalers. . . . Ben Becker, Bally’s regional representative, on hand 
at Runyon Sales Co., to supervise the arrival and set-up of Bally’s new shuffle 
game “Victory Bowler.” Ops flock in to take a look, and immediately become 
enthused over its appearanced and play-appeal. . . . Jules Fisher, Automatic 
Machines Service, Johannesburg, So. Africa, AMI distributor there, visiting 
New York, saying “hello” and seeing what’s new. Jules came on from Chicago, 
and after a few days here, leaves for London. 

a{c :jc :jc 

Abe Lipsky and Joe Young, Young Distributing, really moaning. With or- 
ders for the Wurlitzer 1700 piled up skyhigh, and needing every phono deliv- 
ered from the factory, several machines damaged in transit. “Maybe Bob Bear 
will take pity on us” sighed Young, “and make up for these damaged machines 
with a few extra on our next delivery.” . . . Harry and Hymie Koeppel, Koeppel 
Distributing, busy getting a batch of reconditioned music machines ready for 
an export order. . . . Harry Rosen, Atlantic-New York Corp., expected back 
from Miami next week. . . . Larry Serlin’s (County Amuse.) son being bar- 
mitzvahed May 1. . . . Harry Brown of Chicago in town. Harry and his son, 
Stanley (back from Korea and out of the Army since January) now running 
the Club Specialty Co. in Chicago. . . . Dave Stern, Seacoast Distributing, hold- 
ing down the fort on 10th Ave., while Bob Slifer, sales mgr., out visiting music 
ops on the Rock-Ola “Comet” phono. . . . Mrs. Gertrude Brown, Beacon, N. Y., 
picking up supplies at the wholesalers. She advises that the forthcoming N. Y. 
State Operators Guild banquet at the Napanoch Country Club, Napanoch, N. Y., 
on Sat. night, May 1, will be a tremendously successful affair. Many N. Y. City 
coinmen expect to make a week-end of it in the country. . . . Mike Munves, the 
arcade king, busy — busy — busy. States Exhibit’s “Shooting Gallery” g-un, in 
terrific demand. . . . Roger Shepard, Watertown, N. Y., in town with his family 
for the Easter holidays. But, naturally, had to visit coinrow. . . . Arthur, Aaron 
and Albert Herman, Kings Amusement Co., Brooklyn, N. Y., busy setting up 
distribs thruout the country on its shuffle game conversion unit “Ajust-A-Pins.” 
Joe La Motta, brother of ex-middleweight champ, Jake La Motta, operating a 
route of shuffle games here. Joe advises that he managed Jake while he was 
the champ. . . . Johnny Fuller, Albany, N. Y., and his family in for the holidays. 



We talked to Fred Barber over at Walbox Sales Company this week. He 
says that the new boss man, Phil Weinberg, is in Chicago for a week on busi- 
ness — big things are brewing over that way. . . . And, speaking of big things 
S. H. Lynch has added Cigarette Vending Machines, Eastern Electric, to its 
many good lines. The stock has just come in and, so far, it looks mighty good. 
. . . E. R. Cherry, of Fort Worth, was in town on a buying spree. He says that 
the new ChiCoin “Six Player Home Run,” handled by S. H. Lynch, is great. 
. . . Fred Ellis, of Waco, was in town looking at new Seebergs. . . . M. T. John- 
son, of Santo, way out in the hills of Texas, was in Dallas on a visit this week. 
. . . G. C. Armond, of Longview, brought his wife with him to Dallas this week. 
She was here for shopping. . . . Benny McDonald of Fort Worth was in town. 
Says his wife has a new cocktail lounge. . . . Jimmy Garrett, of Longview, in 
town in his new 1954 Olds (the big one with the convertible hardtop, air-con- 
ditioned, power everything). . . . We understand that Delle, of Waco, and Bill 
Emerson, of Big State, took it for a spin around the local drive-ins, and report 
that the ‘Pick-up’ power was good. Meanwhile, Jimmy was on the ’phone check- 
ing on all available insurance for it. . . . Business can’t be too bad lots of new 
cars around. John Shelton of Thannish Music, Fort Worth, showed in a new 54 
Ford Mexican Rose hardtop. . . . Sorry to hear Mrs. I. O. Long is suffering from 
a sprained ankle. . . . Lester Wood, formerly of Automatic Novelty, Longview, 
now working for Jimmie’s Music & Cigarette. 


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May 1 , 1954 



There’s plenty of talk around town about the new Wurlitzer “1700.” Paul 
A. Laymon, prexy of* Paul A. Laymon Company reports that operators from 
all over Southern California have been in to see the new machine and are so 
impressed that they come back with their service men to check over every 
feature of the mechanism. All the Laymon crew wish to pass on a word of 
thanks to the more than 500 ops and their families who came in to see the new 
machine during National Wurlitzer days on April 4th and 5th. They also wish 
to thank the wide array of artists who turned out to make this the largest 
showing they have ever held. . . . After ten months of research and development 
D. W. Price and Mels Nelson of D. W. Price Corporation have developed a new 
conversion kit which converts 100 A 78 RPM Seeburg Phonos to 45 Play. They 
are now in production on these kits and have a national sales organization 
ready to take over distribution. . . . Nick Carter, prexy of Nickabob Sales Com- 
pany, recently left on a business trip to San Francisco and Valley points. He 
reports that Lehigh’s “Ad-A-Unit” and “Hav-A-Snak” vendors are going over 
big throughout Northern California as well as here in the Southland. . . . E. E. 
Peterson & Son, operators in San Diego, sponsors a five-man bowling team 
which recently won a beautiful two-foot gold trophy for winning the 1954 
championship for the South Bay Major Leagues. Team consists of Gean Nel- 
son, Ed Wagner, Jim Southras, Tom Woodard, Usher Catlin and Dom Gallardo 
. . . Joe Durate, export sales manager for Badger Sales Company, recently left 
for South America on business. While away he plans to visit Peru, Colombia, 
Mexico, Panama and possibly Venezuela. Back at the Badger showrooms Fred 
Gaunt states that the new “Air Hockey” game looks like a natural arcade piece. 
He added that sales on all arcade equipment has been booming since the start 
of the spring season. . . . Hal Chaney has been named sales manager at Cane 
Distributing Company. He has been in the business for the past fifteen years 
and was formerly sales manager for Minthorne Music Company here. He in- 
vites all his old friends in to see him and the new Rock-Ola “Comet.” Now 
on display at the Cane showrooms is the new kiddie ride which is manufactured 
by Kiddie Rides, Inc., of Miami, Florida, a product of Bert Lane Enterprises. 
They are now exclusive distributors on the ride for Washington, Oregon, Cali- 
fornia, Nevada, and Arizona. A1 Cane recently took a plane to Chicago to con- 
fer with Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company execs. . . . Aubrey Stemler, West 
Coast representative for Eastern Electric, recently left for San Francisco on 
business. . . . May we extend our condolences to Mary and Kay Solle at Leuen- 
hagen’s Record Bar whose mother passed away last week end. . . . Phil Robinson 
is back from his jaunt to San Francisco and reports that he had a nice time 
visiting with R. F. Jones & Company. He was pleasantly surprised about 
running into Harry Ludwid, Dick DeSmet and Hap Williams, all from Sacra- 
mento. They were in the Bay city buying equipment when he bumped into 
them. Phil says he wishes to thank Bill Gersh and The Cash Box for the lovely 
birthday card he received. He went on to add that the years are passing by so 
fast that he’s going to quit having birthdays. . . . Jean and Dolores Minthorne 
returned from a trip to Las Vegas. They plan to go to Phoenix soon to confer 
with their manager John Reece. Hank Tronick took off for a few days to visit 
relatives in San Jose plus a short side trip to San Francisco. Wayne Davis 
recently saw his old friend Jerry Meacham of The Lancets and invited the 
group down to the Minthorne showrooms to have their pictures ‘taken grouped 
around a new Seeburg “Hi-Fi” phono. . . . Lyn Brown has been traveling all 
over Southern California calling on jobbers and operators plugging Exhibit’s 
new “Shooting Gallery.” He states that it’s the hottest game Exhibit has made 
in the past thirty years. The demand has been so great that he can’t get 
enough of them. . . . Sam Ricklin announced that two new employees have been 
added to the staff at California Music Company. They are Pat Lee and Ben 
Goldman. “We have increased our sales force to be able to serve the operators 
throughout Southern California more quickly and efficiently,” added Sam. . . . 
Atsie Stein recently moved to a new apartment out on the Sunset Strip. He 
threw an open' house party for the SC Alumni Football Team that was quite 
a shindig. . . . Bill Simmons of Alpha Distributing Company has been touring 
through the San Joaquin Valley on business. ... V. Van Nattan, sales manager 
for Auto-Photo Co., spent a week vacationing in Las Vegas. . . . Jack Simon, 
prexy of Simon Distributing Company, has been getting all his arcade equip- 
ment in tip top shape for the big season ahead. . . . Ben Spau’ding drove in from 
Phoenix recently to take care of business. . . . Also seen along West Pico from 
down San Diego way was Arthur Ridgeway from Bostonia. . . . Jimmy Murphy 
came in from Inyokern to visit here and there. . . . Four out-of-towners who we 
haven’t seen for quite a while were Kenneth Reidel, Chino; Robert Snyder, 
China Lake; Lee Wood, Compton and Frank Williams, Cuyama. . . . E. E. Peter- 
son came up from San Diego along with Noble Carver. . . . Bill Bradley trekked 
in from Covina along with Ken Ferrier from Oxnard. . . . Ben Chemers, business 
manager for The California Music Guild, Los Angeles Division, invites all oper- 
ators who are interested in joining the Guild to call him at WEbster 1-2982 
and make arrangements to come out to their next meeting. George Miller has 
set up a program that will be of interest to every operator in the area and all 
interested parties are requested to call Chemers to find out how the Guild can 
be of benefit to them. 


CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SECTION 


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Count every word Including all words 
in firm name. Numbers in address count 
as one word. Minimum ad accepted $1.00. 
CASH OR CHECK MUST ACCOMPANY ALL 
ORDERS FOR CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING. 
If cash or check is not enclosed with order 
your classified ad will be held for follow- 
ing issue pending receipt of your check 
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Notice to holders of "Special ($48) 
Subscription": You are entitled to a free 
classified ad in each week's issue con- 
taining no more than 40 words, which 
includes your firm name, address and tele- 
phone number. All words over 40 will be 
charged to you at the regular rate of 10c 
per word. Please count words carefully. 


ALL CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 
CLOSES WEDNESDAY NOON AT 
The Cash Box, 26 W. 47th St., New 
York 36, N. Y. 


WANT 


WANT — Your used or surplus records 
all speeds. 45’s our specialty. We 
buy all year round and pay top 
prices. No lot too large or too small. 
No more than 10% blues. We pay 
freight. BEACON SHOPS, 821 NO. 
MAIN STREET, PROVIDENCE, 
R. I. Tel.: UNion 1-7500. 


WANT — We pay top price for used 
records from 3 to 6 months old. 
Pop, Race, Calypsos, Spirituals, 
Ruth Wallis, Mickey Katz, 45 r.p.m., 
78 r.p.m. We pay freight. C & L 
MUSIC CO., 11 BAYBERRY RD., 
FRANKLIN SQ., L. I., N. Y. Tel.: 
Tllden 4-9040. 


WANT— A. M. I. 40, 80, 120 selection 
equipment — Phono, Hideaways, 
Steppers, Wall Boxes, Bar Brackets. 
Seeburg 100 A & B. Scales, Arcade 
equipment, lc and 5c Vendors, Bally 
Futuritys, 1953 Pin Games. Write 
stating condition, number, model, 
and prices. THE ST. THOMAS 
COIN SALES, ST. THOMAS, ON- 
TARIO, CANADA. TEL.: 2648. 


WANT — Bright Spots, United Show- 
boat, United Circus, late Gottlieb 5 
Ball free play games, Seeburg Model 
B & C’s 45’s. State quantity, price, 
and condition in first letter. NOBRO 
NOVELTY CO., 538 BRYANT ST., 
SAN FRANCISCO 7, CALIF. 


WANT — New and used records. High- 
est prices paid for 78’s and 45’s. No 
quantity too large or too small. We 
buy brand new LP’s (33 1/3 RPM) 
in quantity. Write or phone. 

FIDELITY DISTRIBUTORS, 666 
10th AVE., NEW YORK 36, Tel.: 
JUdson 6-4568. 


WANT — New and used records. Can 
be up to 6 months old. No quantity 
too large or small. Write us list. 
We pay freight. DIXIE RECORD 
SHOP, 259 WEST 42nd ST., NEW 
YORK 36, N. Y. Tel.: Wisconsin 
7-0830. 


WANT— Bally . Beach Clubs, Beautys, 
Frolics, Palm Beaches, and Dude 
Ranches. We pay the highest prices 
in the Middle-West for games in 
good condition. T & L DISTRIBUT- 
ING COMPANY, 1663 CENTRAL 
PARKWAY, CINCINNATI 14, 
OHIO. Tel.: MAin 8751. 


WANT — 45 RPM Records, new or 
used. No quantity too large or small. 
Highest prices paid. Write stating 
quantity on hand. TONY GALGANO, 
GALGANO DIST. CO., 4142 W. 
ARMITAGE, CHICAGO 39, ILL. 
Tel.: Dickens 2-7060. 


WANT — Spot - Lites, Bally Beauty, 
Beach Clubs and later games. Give 
best price and condition in first 
letter. PAN AMERICAN SALES CO., 
INC., 323 SO. ALAMO ST., SAN 
ANTONIO, TEXAS, 


WANT — Spot-Lites. Write, Wire or 
Call Neill PLaza 5-1383. SUPREME 
MUSIC CO., 1501 NORTHWEST 
23rd, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. 


WANT — Phonograph records made be- 
fore 1940; any quantity or dealer 
stock; $150 to $300 per thousand; 
will inspect if required. Some 
labels wanted are Brunswick; Vic- 
tor; Vocalion; Paramount; Gennett; 
Bluebird; Champion. JACOB S. 
SCHNEIDER, 128 W. 66th STREET, 
N. Y. C. 


WANT — Can use late Bally or United 
Bingo Machines and 100 selector 
Seeburg Music Boxes. Best Prices. 
DAN STEWART COMPANY, 140 E. 
2nd SOUTH, SALT LAKE CITY, 
UTAH. Tel.: 22-2473. 


WANT — All types of arcade machines 
and Gottlieb 4 & 6 Flipper Pinball 
Games in any quantity. Give names, 
condition, prices wanted and when 
ready to ship. INTERNATIONAL 
AMUSEMENT CO., 1423 SPRING 
GARDEN STREET, PHILADEL- 
PHIA, PA. 


WANT — Frolics and Beach Clubs. 
Send us your lowest price. H & H 
MUSIC, 1626 — 3rd AVENUE, MO- 
LINE. ILLINOIS. 


WANT— Tubes: 2051; 2050; 70L7; 
2A4; 2A3 ; 5V4; 6L6; 6N7; 6L7; 
6V6 metal; 6X5 metal. Will pay 
$40 hundred. Must have minimum 
quantity 50 of a type. Have you 
other types in quantity? LEWIS 
ELECTRONICS, 3449 NO. ELAINE 
PL., CHICAGO, ILL. 


WANT — Latest model cigarette ma- 
chines. Can also use Cole, Super- 
Vend and other drink dispensers, 
also want hot coffee vendors. Please 
give quantity, model numbers, con- 
dition and price wanted in first 
letter. Write full details to: BOX 
NO. 1010 c/o THE CASH BOX, 
32 W. RANDOLPH ST., CHICAGO 
1, ILL. 


WANT — From all over the world! Lit- 
erature on any machine that takes 
coins and sells anything — amuse- 
ment, drinks, Bromos, fortunes, 
Pocket Books, cigarettes 25 2c each, 
aspirin at 5c each , sin gle band-aids, 
newspapers. WITH AM ENTER- 

PRISES & ASSOCIATES, 20-22 
CUNNINGHAM AVENUE, GLENS 
FALLS, NEW YORK. 


WANTED — Show Boats, Circus, Rodeo 
and Bright Spots. GOLDEN GATE 
NOVELTY CO., 701 GOLDEN GATE 
AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO 2, 
CALIFORNIA. Tel.: MArket 1-3967. 


WANT — Williams’ DeLuxe Baseball, 
late; Grandmothers, Exhibit Guns, 
Seeburg Bears, Mutoscope Voice-O- 
Graphs, ChiCoin Backetballs, and 
any other late arcade machines. Give 
price and condition in first letter. 
ECONOMY SUPPLY CO., 579 
TENTH AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. 
Tel.: CHickering 4-8628. 


FOR SALE — Twenty Midget Movies, 
Exhibit Silver Bullets, Chicago Coin 
4-Player Deluxe Derby, Bally Turf 
King, Universal Winner, Photo Fin- 
ish, all equipment just from loca- 
tion, clean, checked, ready for op- 
eration, make offer. STANLEY 
AMUSEMENT COMPANY, 1523 
BROADWAY, TACOMA, WASH- 
INGTON. Tel.: BRoadway 3663. 





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May 2 , 1954 


CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SECTION 


CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SECTION 


WANT — Any quantity post-war Wur- 
litzer Phonographs, Models 1100, 
1250, and 1400. Also Seeburg 
M100 — 78 and 45. Wire, write, or 
phone: BUSH DISTRIBUTING 

COMPANY, 286 N. W. 29th ST., 
MIAMI, FLORIDA. 


WANT — For Export — Wurlitzer 
1015’s, 1400’s, 1450’s. Evans Con- 
stellations. Seeburg Factory Distribu- 
tors. Telephone collect: DAVIS DIS- 
TRIBUTING CORP., 725 WATER 
STREET, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK. 
Tel.: 75-5194. 


WANT — All late model phonographs. 
Quote best prices. Will pick up with- 
in a radius of 300 miles. KOEP PEL 
DISTRIBUTING CO., 629 TENTH 
AVENUE, NEW YORK 19, N. Y. 


WANT — Beach Clubs and Beauties. 
We sell factory reconditioned Bright 
Lights and Spot-Lites $70. W. E. 
KENNEY MFG. CO., 5229 SO. KED- 
ZIE AVE., CHICAGO 32, ILL. Tel.: 
HEmlock 4-3844. 


FOR SALE 


FOR SALE — Right off location A-l 
condition. 2 Coney Island $75 each; 
Atlantic City $145; Circus United 
$175; Hit ’N’ Run (Gottlieb) 
$77.50; Coronation $100; Guys- 
Dolls $145; Happy Days $105; 
Joker $25; Rosebowl $65; Knock- 
out $15; Happy-Go-Lucky $29.50; 
Cyclone $69.50; Pin Bowler $15; 
Mercury $20; Four Stars $80. 1/3 
deposit with all orders, balance 
C.O.D. TRI-STATE AMUSEMENT 
CO., 149 18th ST, WHEELING, 
W. VA. 


FOR SALE — Hi-Speed Super Fast 
shuffle board wax. 24 one-pound 
cans per case $8.50 f.o.b. Dallas, 
Texas. Sold on money back guar- 
antee. AMI Distributor. STATE 
MUSIC DISTRIBUTORS, INC., 
3100 MAIN ST., DALLAS, TEXAS. 


FOR SALE — Parts & Supplies for 
Jukes, Shuffle, Pin and Telequiz 
Games. Sylvania, RCA Tubes and 
Chicago Miniature Lamps less 50 % . 
Tubular wrappers 75c per M, 20M 
lots 70c. Pucks $1.50. CHAMPION 
DISTRIBUTING CO., 3743 W. 
GRAND AVENUE, CHICAGO 51, 
ILLINOIS. 


FOR SALE — One Stop Record Service. 
Any record, any label, 5c over 
wholesale. Free title strips. New 
accounts 1/3 deposit with all orders. 
RAYMAR SALES CO., 170-21 JA- 
MAICA AVE., JAMAICA 32, N. Y. 
Tel.: OLympia 8-4012-4013. 


FOR SALE — All machines 20% off 
high CASH BOX prices. Wurlitzer 
1015, 1100, 120. Rockolas 1422, 
1426. AMI Model C. Seeburgs 146, 
147, 100A. Phone STerling 87515 
or Write: DIXON DISTRIBUTING 
CORP., P.O. Box 2660, YOUNGS- 
TOWN, OHIO. 


FOR SALE — Brite Lites $75; Brite 
Spot $95 ; Spot Lite $90. Beach 
Club, Dude Ranch, Palm Spi^ngs, 
write. ALLIED DISTRIBUTING 
CO., 786 MILWAUKEE AVE. 
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 


FOR SALE— 5 AMI A’s @ $175 each; 
5-10c AMI Wallboxes @ $15.50 
each. MUSIC DISTRIBUTORS, 
INC., 213 FRANKLIN STREET, 
FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CARO- 
LINA. 


FOR SALE — AMI D-80 $495; AMI 
D-40 $395; Seeburg “C” $695; 
Seeburg “B” $525; Wurlitzer 1400 
$395; Wurlitzer 1100 $180; Wur- 
litzer 1015 $75. UNITED DIS- 

TRIBUTORS, INC., P. O. BOX 
1995, 513 E. CENTRAL, WICHITA 
2, KANSAS. 


FOR SALE — Atlantic City $175; 
Frolics $185; Yacht Club $235; 
Beauty $285; Beach Club $340; 
Dude Ranch $385 ; Futurity $65 ; 
Genco Jumpin’ Jacks $110. MICKEY 
ANDERSON, 314 EAST 11th 
STREET, ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA. 
Tel.: 5-7549. 


FOR SALE — United Bowlers 5 Play 
Formica Top $200; Six Play $235; 
DeLuxe $300; Super $325; Official 
$300 ; Thunderbolt Horses $350 ; 
Edelco 2 Play Bowlers $175; 1100 
Wurlitzer $300; Genco 8 Player 
$145; United Slugger $60. MOUN- 
TAIN DISTRIBUTORS, 3630 
DOWNIN STREET, DENVER, 
COLO. Tel.: AComa 8518. 


FOR SALE — Bingo games; late model 
Bally and United. All in A-l shape, 
ready for immediate delivery. Write 
for full details. RELIABLE COIN 
MACHINE CO., INC., 184 WIND- 
SOR STREET, HARTFORD 5, 
CONN. Tel.: CHapel 9-6556. 


FOR SALE — United Imperials, Bally 
Palm Springs, Dude Ranches, Beach 
Clubs, and Beautys. One Owner. 
Ready to ship. GLOBE DISTRIB- 
UTING CO., 1623 NORTH CALI- 
FORNIA AVE., CHICAGO 47, ILL. 
(Tel.: ARmitage 6-0780) Coin 

Changers, Counters, and Wrappers. 


FOR SALE — Reconditioned, like new. 
Yacht Clubs, $285; Keeney Lite-A- 
Line, $45 ; United Cabana, $255 ; 
Palm Beach, $195; Bally Space 
Ships, $485; Palm Springs (write) 
Ice Frolics (write). DONAN DIS- 
TRIBUTING COMPANY, 5007 N. 
KEDZIE, CHICAGO 25, ILL. Tel.: 
JUniper 8-5211. 


FOR SALE — We are Exclusive Dis- 
tributors in Michigan for AMI, Am- 
erican Shuffleboard, Bert Lane, Chi- 
cago Coin, Exhibit, Keeney, Genco, 
Gottlieb, Williams, and Victor Vend- 
ing. MILLER - NEWMARK DIS- 
TRIBUTING CO., 42 FAIRBANKS 
ST., N. W., GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. 
Tel.: GLendale 6-6807 and 5743 
GRAND RIVER AVE., DETROIT 8, 
MICH. Tel.: TYler 8-2230. 


FOR SALE — Reconditioned Wurlitz- 
ers: 1250’s $375; 1100’s $250; 
1015’s $125; 1080’s $125; Seeburgs 
146M $115; 147M $135; 148M 
$250; Packard Manhattan’s $75; 
Packard Sevens $50; Wall Boxes 
3-W-2 L 56’s $10; W6L 56—5, 10, 
and 25c Boxes $22.50. O’CONNOR 
DISTRIBUTORS, INC., 2320 W. 
MAIN ST., RICHMOND, VA. 


FOR SALE — Evans Constellation $225 ; 
Shoot the Bear $145; Keeney De- 
Luxe Bowler $125; AMI A, B, C, D 
and a complete line of United Bingo 
and Shuffle Alleys. CENTRAL DIS- 
TRIBUTORS, 2315 OLIVE ST., 
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (MAin 
1-3511) or 3314 MAIN STREET, 
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (WEst- 
port 3582). 


FOR SALE — Special Sale: United 

Royal shuffle alleys $375; and all 
other United shuffle alleys, write; 
Genco Sky Gunner $225; Jet Guns 
$149.50; Six Shooters $129; United 
Rio’s $425; Tahiti $375; Tropics 
$325. WEST SIDE, 612 TENTH 
AVENUE, NEW YORK, N. Y. Tel.: 
Circle 6-8464. 


FOR SALE — Arcade $75; Arizona 
$25; Atlantic City $160; Bank Ball 
$25; Bright Spot $85; Disk Jockey 
$110; Fighting Irish $45. Plenty of 
others get our prices before buying. 
F.O.B. St. Louis, 1/3 deposit. REEL 
DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, 4910 
NATURAL BRIDGE, ST. LOUIS 
15, MISSOURI. 


FOR SALE — 1 Seeburg Sicum Unit, 
perfect condition, $250; 2 Genco 
Sky Gunner, brand new; Ajax Cigar- 
ette Machines, brand new, close- 
out; 1 Poolette Pool Table $50; 1 
Keeney 2-Player Attachment for 
Shuffleboard. LIEBERMAN MUSIC 
COMPANY, 257 PLYMOUTH AVE- 
NUE NORTH, MINNEAPOLIS, 
MINN. 


FOR SALE — Premium merchandise 
for coin machine prizes. Over 3,000 
articles carried in stock. Write for 
complete wholesale descriptive price 
list today. (Established 1932). 
HASTINGS DISTRIBUTING CO., 
6100 BLUEMOUND ROAD, MIL- 
WAUKEE 13, WISC. Tel.: Blue- 
mound 8-7600. 


FOR SALE — 25 Winners like new, 
cleaned and guaranteed, few new, 
$75 each or will trade. What have 
you? WESTERN DISTRIBUTORS 
3126 ELLIOTT AVE., SEATTLE 1, 
WASHINGTON. 


FOR SALE — 1100 Wurlitzer $175; 
1400 Wurlitzer $450. COPELAND 
DISTRIBUTORS, INC., 900 NORTH 
WESTERN, OKLAHOMA CITY, 
OKLAHOMA. 


FOR SALE — United Alleys — Imperial 
$385; Classic $325; Clover $275; 
6 Player Deluxe 7/10 $95; Williams 
Deluxe World Series $100; Deluxe 
Baseball $250. MOHAWK SKILL 
GAMES CO., 67 SWAGGERTOWN 
ROAD, SCHENECTADY 2, NEW 
YORK. 


FOR SALE — Wurlitzer Bar and Wall 
Boxes — 3020’s $10; 3031’s $5; 
2140’s $5. Steppers and Master 
units; inquire. 1017’s $75 includ- 
ing stepper. HENRY C. KNOB- 
LAUCH & SONS, 51 WARREN ST., 
GLENS FALLS, NEW YORK. 


FOR SALE — America’s finest recon- 
ditioned phonographs and music 
accessories. Everyone of our re- 
conditioned machines guaranteed 
beautiful condition regardless of 
price. Tell us what you need. Get 
our prices before you buv. ANGOTT 
DISTRIBUTING CO., INC., 2616 
PURITAN AVENUE, DETROIT 21, 
MICH. Tel.: UNiversity 4-0773. 


FOR SALE — Keeney High Score 
League $169.50; Williams DeLuxe 
Star Series $187.50; United 6 Way 
F. T. $149.50; United 6 Way De- 
Luxe $159.50; Domino $139.50; 
Spot Lite $119.50. LAKE CITY 
AMUSEMENT, INC., 4533 PAYNE 
AVENUE, CLEVELAND 4, OHIO. 
Tel.: HEnderson 1-7577. 


FOR SALE — All machines 20% off 
high CASH BOX prices. Wurlitzers, 
1250, 1100, 1400. Spot Light, 

Bright Spot, Bright Light, Atlantic 
City, Stars, Coney Island, Zingo, 
Skee Rolls, Shuffle Alleys, Flipper 
Pin Games, Super World Series, 
Guns, V. YONTZ SALES CO., BYES- 
VILLE, OHIO. 


FOR SALE — Special! United Tahitis, 
like new $325 each; also, Bally 
Palm Springs, Dude Ranches, Beach 
Clubs and Beautys. If interested, 
write, wire or call NEW ORLEANS 
NOVELTY CO., 115 MAGAZINE 
STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA. 
Tel.: CAnal 8318. 


FOR SALE — Chi-Coin Bowling Alleys 
$55; Seeburg Guns $75; Lite 
League $49.50; Deluxe Bowler 
$34.50; and many other values. 
COIN AMUSEMENT GAMES, 1144 
E. 55th ST., CHICAGO 15, ILL. 


FOR SALE — Wurlitzer Bar Boxes 
2140’s; Wurlitzer Wall Boxes 
3020’s. Steppers and Master units. 
No reasonable offer refused. YOUNG 
DISTRIBUTING, INC., 599 TENTH 
AVENUE, NEW YORK, N. Y. 


FOR SALE — Capco cleaner for glass, 
plastic, and chrome, trial size 
70c, $3.95 a gallon. Crocus cloth 
9 x 11 sheet 17c. Emery cloth 2/0, 
9 x 11 sheet 17c. Lubriplate 35c a 
tube. Rosin core solder 95c a lb., 
5 lb. roll $4.35. Rear frames re- 
bushed model 700 & up, $2.50 each, 
lots of 5, $1.75 each. 1/3 deposit 
with order. Guaranteed. COVEN 
MUSIC CORP., 3181 ELSTON 
AVE., CHICAGO, ILL. Tel.: INde- 
pendence 3-2210. 


FOR SALE — The best buy in used 
Bally Bingo Games. Just buy one 
and you will see why you pay a little 
more and be glad you did. Your 
money back if not completely satis- 
fied. 1/3 deposit with all orders. 
Write or call: ALLAN SALES. INC., 
937 MARKET ST., WHEELING 
W. VA. Tel.: WHeeling 5472. 


FOR SALE — Contact us before you 
buy. We carry all types of coin ma- 
chines. Largest Central Pennsyl- 
vania distributor for United, Univer- 
sal, Chicago Coin, Keeney and 
Bally. WILLIAMSPORT ELEC- 
TRONIC & TELEVISION CO., 233 
W. 3rd STREET, WILLIAMSPORT, 
PA. Tel.: 2-3326 or 2-1648. 


FOR SALE — Can you afford 92c per 
week to get ahead and stay ahead 
of all competition? For only 92c 
per week you can have a 40-word 
ad in this section plus a free full 
year’s (52 weeks) subscription to 
The Cash Box. “The ‘Bible’ of the 
Coin Machine Iudustry.” Send your 
Check for $48 today plus your first 
40-word ad to: THE CASH BOX, 
26 W. 47th ST., NEW YORK 19, 
N. Y. (Phone: JU 6-2640). 






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May I, 1954 


CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SECTION || CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SECTION 


FOR SALE— 3020 Wall Boxes $17.50; 
3W5L56 Wall Boxes $16.50; See- 
burg # 146 $49.50; # 147 $69.50; 
# 148 $145; 1422 Rock-Ola $49.50; 
WIL56 5c Wall Box $3.95; Packard 
Pla Mor $3.95; 3048 48 sel. Wall 
Box $19.50. CENTURY DISTRIBU- 
TORS, INC., 1221 MAIN STREET, 
BUFFALO 9, N. Y. 


FOR SALE — 1 Chico Crown Bowler 
$295; 1 Bowl-A-Ball $125; 1 10th 
Frame Bowler $250; 1 Six Shooter 
$125; 2 Genco Sky Gunners $195 
each; 1 48ML Seeburg Phono $165. 
AUTOMATIC AMUSEMENT CO., 
1000 PENNSYLVANIA ST., EVANS- 
VILLE, IND. 


FOR SALE — Sale of Genco equipment: 
Sky Gunners, new $325; Jumping 
Jacks $60; Golden Nuggets $50; 
Silver Chests $150; Exhibit Space 
Gun, new $150. WESTERN DIS- 
TRIBUTORS, 1226 SOUTHWEST 
16th AVE., PORTLAND 5, ORE. 


FOR SALE — ABC $20; Seeburg Clas- 
sic Phono $15; Knock Out $15; 
Buccaneer $15; Spark Plug $40; 
Zingo $25, 3, 4, 5, $40; Seeburg 
147, $80. AUTOMATIC MUSIC 

CO., 703 MAIN STREET, BRIDGE- 
PORT, OHIO. Tel.: BRidgeport 

750. 


FOR SALE — Eastern Electric (C-8) 
$125; Genco, Sky Gunner $250; 
Keeney 6 Player S.A. $115; Keeney 
10 Player S.A. $195; Exhibit Twin 
Rotation $125; Batting Practice 
$95. UNIVERSITY COIN MA- 
CHINE EXCHANGE, 854 NORTH 
HIGH ST., COLUMBUS 8, OHIO. 
Tel. : UNiversity 6900. 


FOR SALE — Attention Exporters! 
1015, 1100 Wurlitzers. D-40, D-80 
AMI’s. 100A Seeburgs. Rock-Ola 
Fireballs. This ad for wholesalers 
only. Write for prices. All equip- 
ment reconditioned. SHELDON 
SALES, INC., 881 MAIN STREET, 
BUFFALO 3, NEW YORK. 


FOR SALE — Close Out ! All Games 
with Formica and Large Pins. No 
reasonable offer refused. United 
Twin, United 4 Player, United 5 
Player, United 6 Player, United ' 6 
Player DeLuxe, United Super. Make 
your own offer on individual games. 
AMERICAN VENDING COMPANY, 
2684 CONEY ISLAND AVE., 
BROOKLYN 35, NEW YORK. Tel.: 
DEwey 2-9602. 


FOR SALE — All types reconditioned 
Coin Operated Games available at 
lowest prices. Write, wire, phone 
C. A. ROBINSON & CO., 2301 W. 
PICO BLVD., LOS ANGELES 6, 
CALIFORNIA. Tel.: DUnldrk 

3-1810. 


FOR SALE — Complete line of used 
phonographs, shuffle games, cigar- 
ette machines, all other equipment. 
Lowest prices. Best merchandise. 
One letter, wire, or phone call will 
convince you. Factory Representa- 
tives for United, Keeney, Bally. 
TARAN DISTRIBUTING, INC., 
3401 N. W. 36th STREET, MIAMI 
42, FLA. Tel.: 64-4864. 


FOR SALE— Wurlitzer 1500 $595 
each; Wurlitzer 1400 and 1450 
$495 each; Chicago Coin Round 
The World Trainer, like new, write. 
Large stock reconditioned Kiddie 
Rides, late United Shuffle Alleys and 
Bally Dude Ranches, Palm Springs, 
Ice Frolics, Beauty and Coney Is- 
land. We will trade above machines 
for Seeburg 100A, B and C phono- 
graphs as well as Bally Turf Kings 
and Futurities. REDD DISTRIBUT- 
ING COMPANY, INC., 298 LIN- 
COLN ST., ALLSTON 34, MASS. 


FOR SALE) — We have a large stock of 
reconditioned Five Balls. One Balls, 
Bingo and Phonos. Write for list. 
WESTERHAUS CORPORATION, 
3726 KESSEN AVENUE, CINCIN- 
NATI, O. Tel.: MOntana 5000-1-2. 


FDR SALE — 30 Pop-Sez Popcorn Ven- 
dors, 3 Hawkeyes, reconditioned 
$59.50 each; 25 Mercury Athletic 
Scales, counter models $22.50 each. 
One-half deposit with order. CLEVE- 
LAND COIN MACHINE EX- 
CHANGE, INC., 2029 PROSPECT 
AVENUE, CLEVELAND, OHIO. 
Tel.: TOwer 1-6715. 


FOR SALE — 53 Cue-Balls, as is, $75 
each; reconditioned, new tops, $150 
each. Vicinity Northern Florida. 1/3 
deposit, balance C. O. D. DAVE 
LOWY & CO., 592 TENTH AVE., 
NEW YORK, N. Y. Tel.: CHicker- 
ing 4-5100. 


FOR SALE — The finest used phono- 
graphs in all our history now avail- 
able for immediate sale. Get our 
price on any phonograph you want 
before you buy. UNITED, INC., 
4227 WEST VLIET ST., MILWAU- 
KEE, WIS. Tel.: WEst 3-3224. 


FOR SALE — Bright Lights, A-l con- 
dition, $65; AMI Model C $295; 
Wurlitzer 1100 $195; Wurlitzer 

1015 $95; 1428 Magic Glo $195; 
3020 Wall Boxes $18.50; Seeburg 
W1-L56 $4. H & H MUSIC, 1626 
3rd AVE., MOLINE, ILLINOIS. 


FOR SALE — United Stars $175; 
Quintette $140; Flying High $140; 
Marble Queen $195; Shindig $205; 
Minstrel Man $39; Mermaid $39; 
All Star Basketball $39; Seeburg 
100 Wall Boxes and Brackets $90 
each. Palm Springs, write. STARK 
NOVELTY CO., 2429 7th N. W., 
CANTON, OHIO. 


FOR SALE— Wurlitzer 1100 $195; 
Wurlitzer 1400 $425; Wurlitzer 

1600 write. DICKSON DISTRIBUT- 
ING COMPANY, 631 WEST CALI- 
FORNIA, OKLAHOMA CITY, 
OKLAHOMA. Tel.: REgent 6-3691. 


FOR SALE — Futuritys $75; Turf 
Kings $35; Spot-Lites $75. TOLEDO 
COIN MACHINE, 814 SUMMIT 
STREET, TOLEDO, OHIO. Tel.: 
OLive 2800. 


FOR SALE — Reconditioned phonos — 
ready for location: AMI A; AMI 
C; AMI D-40 and D-80; Rock-Ola 
Fireball 45 rpm: Seeburg M 100A; 
Wurlitzer 1500. Write for low prices. 
RUNYON SALES COMPANY, 593 
TENTH AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. 
or 221 FRELINGHUYSEN AVE., 
NEWARK, N. J. 


FOR SALE — Bingo Games — Music 
Boxes — 6 Player Bowlers — One-Five 
Ball Games — -Cigarette Machines — 
Vending Machines. All equipment 
reconditioned and refinished and 
ready for location. Call — write for 
your needs. PARKWAY MACHINE 
CORP., 715 ENSOR ST., BALTI- 
MORE 2, MD. Tel.: EAstem 7-1021. 


FOR SALE — Seeburg 46’s $75; 47’s 
$100; 48’s $125; M100A $350; 
Wurlitzer 1015 $75; 1100 $165; 
1250 $265; AMI “A” $145; “C” 
$250; “D” 40 $350; AMI 5 & 10c 
Wallboxes $15. HERMITAGE 
MUSIC COMPANY, 74 LAFAYETTE 
STREET, NASHVILLE 10, TENN. 


FOR SALE — United 4 Player Formica 
Top $65; United 5 Player Formica 
Top $75; United 6 Player Formica 
Top $85; United 6 Player Deluxe 
$95; United 6 Player Super $150; 
United 10th Frame Super $175; 
United 6 Player Cascade $280 ; 
United 6 Player Olympic $325 ; 
United 6 Player Royals $360; Chi- 
cago Coin 6 Player $90; Chicago 
Coin 6 Player, Drum Scoring $150; 
Chicago Coin 6 Player Matched 
$175; Chicago Coin 10th Frame 
$175; Chicago Coin 10th Frame 
Special $250; Chicago Coin Double 
Bowler $295; Chicago Coin Name 
Bowler $225; Chicago Coin Super 
Matched Bowler $215; Chicago Coin 
Triple Frame $345; Chicago Coin 
Advance Bowler $395. MONROE 
COIN MACHINE EXCHANGE, INC., 
2423 PAYNE AVENUE, CLEVE- 
LAND 14, OHIO. Tel.: SUperior 
1-4600. 


FOR SALE — R. C. Specials — Seeburg 
Model 148 (Metal Cabinet) $140; 
Seeburg Model 147 (Metal Cabinet) 
$90; Seeburg Model 246, $70; See- 
burg Model 146, $50; Pre-war $25. 
W. B. DISTRIBUTORS, INC., 1012 
MARKET STREET, ST. LOUIS 1, 
MISSOURI. Tel.: CEntral 9292. 


Notice! 


YOU CAN SAFELY SEND DEPOSITS ID 
ADVERTISERS IN “THE CASH BOX” 

Your Deposit Is 
GUARANTEED 

S LONG as you are a paid up subscriber 
to 'The Cash Box', at the time you answer 
any advertisement that appears in 'The Cash 
Box', where the advertiser requires that you 
must send a deposit to obtain the merchan- 
dise advertised, your deposit up to $100.00 is 
guaranteed by 'The Cash Box'. This is " 'The 
Cash Box' Free Deposit Insurance Plan". An 
exclusive and original feature of 'The Cash 
Box' only. Should you lose your deposit in 
fraudulent manner immediately write: 

THE CASH BOX 

26 West 47th Street, New York 36, N. Y. 


FOR SALE — Clean guaranteed ma- 
chines. Dude Ranches $375; Palm 
Springs $475; Ice Frolics $475; 
Queen Of Hearts $125; Happy Days 
$100; Domino $75; Grand Slam 
$125. Write for your needs. D. & P. 
MUSIC COMPANY, 27 PHILADEL- 
PHIA STREET, YORK, PA. 


FOR SALE— All games reconditioned. 
Across The Board $75. Following 
Games $35, 3 for $100: Turf King, 
Winner, Williams Nifty, Pinky, 
Sweetheart, Rag Mop, Georgia, f . C 
Play Ball, Thing, Exhibit Tumi Je- 
weed, Morocco, Gottlieb Watch My 
Line. J. ROSENFELD COMPANY, 
3220 OLIVE ST., ST. LOUIS 3, 
MISSOURI. Tel. : OLive 2800. 


FOR SALE — One Stop Record Serv- 
ice. Large stock of major, inde- 
pendent 45’s, 78’s. P o p u la r 

Rhythm, Blues. We ship anywhere 
at cost plus 5c per record. LOM- 
BARDI RECORD SHOP, 2827 W. 
MADISON ST., CROWN RECORD 
SHOP, 3747 W. CHICAGO AVE.. 
CHICAGO, ILL. Tel.: SAcramento 
2-5050. 


FOR SALE — AMI Model B $215; 
F.O.B. Los Angeles; Call BRadshaw 
26376 or Write P.O. Box 3065, 
Olympia Station, Beverly Hills, Calif. 


MISCELLANEOUS 


NOTICE — We are exclusive distribu- 
tors for Cole drink machines and 
Rock-Ola phonographs for Metro- 
politan New York and New Jersey. 
Finest trade-ins available, both prod- 
ucts. Advise us your needs. SEA- 
COAST DISTRIBUTORS, INC., 
1200 NORTH AVE., ELIZABETH, 
N. J. (Tel.: Bigelow 8-3524) and 
594 TENTH AVE., NEW YORK, 
N. Y. (Tel.: BRyant 9-4684). 


NOTICE — Are you having trouble 
keeping Plexiglass clean on your 
juke boxes? Our Mecite does the 
job — 10 oz. bottle $.85. For dis- 
tributor price and territory, con- 
tact MECCA SERVICE CO., 716 N. 
19th ST., EAST ST. LOUIS, IL- 
LINOIS. 


NOTICE — 10c Seeburg AMI Ops — 
Don’t Pass Up Nickels! General’s 
Conversion Kit fits late model 
phonographs and wall boxes. Takes 
2 nickels, 10c and 25c. Samples 
$3.50. Lots of 10, $2.95 each. 
Complete with decal and instruc- 
tions. GENERAL DISTRIBUTING 
CO., 3574 HARDING CARLSBAD, 
CALIFORNIA. 


NOTICE — Louisiana & Mississippi 
Operators — your authorized AMI 
phonograph distributor is DIXIE 
COIN MACH. CO. 122 NO. BROAD 
ST., NEW ORLEANS, LA. Tel.: 
MAgnolia 3931. 


NOTICE — These 3 telephone numbers 
are important to you: The Cash 
Box, New York City, JUdson 
6-2640; The Cash Box, Chicago, 
111., DEarbom 2-0045; The Cash 
Box, Los Angeles, Calif., WEbster 
1 - 1121 . 


NOTICE — Juke Box Operators — Trade 
your used juke boxes for cigarette 
machines. We will sell or trade all 
types cigarette machines (thorough- 
ly reconditioned), Rowe milk ven- 
dors, Cold Snac and Vendo ice cream 
machines. BRUCE MUSIC AND 
VENDING SERVICE, 1602 PIERRE 
AVE., SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA. 






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May 1 , 1 954 



“Just as we expected. Cash bag bloat again. 
It’s a typical Model “E” operation” 



GENERAL OFFICES AND FACTORY: 1500 UNION AVENUE, S. E., GRAND RAPIDS 2, MICHIGAN 
Licensee: Jensen Music Automates — building the IMA AMI Juke’Box sold through Oscar Siesbye A/S, 5 Palaisgade, Copenhagen K., Denmark 


“It’s What’s in THE CASH BOX That Counts” 


“ THE CONFIDENTIAL PRICE LISTS ” 


The Cash Box 


Page 51 


THIS WEEK’S USED MACHINE QUOTATIONS 


15th Year of Publication 
760lh Consecutive Week’s Issue 


How To Use “The Confidential Price Lists” 

[Also Known As the “C. M. I. (Coin Machine Industry) BLUE BOOK”] 
FOREWORD: Many times, wide differences appear in the quotation of high and 
low prices of certain equipment. Like any true reporter “The Confidential Price 
Lists” can only feature the market prices as they are quoted. “The Confidential 
Price Lists” acts exactly the same as the market quotation board at the Stock 
Exchange — posting the prices as they are quoted for the past week, regardless of 
how much they may seem to be out of line. Some prices do not change for 
months. “The Confidential Price Lists,” rather than show no price, retain the 
last known quotations for such equipment so that the subscriber at least has the 
last known prices as a basis to work with. Prices may be very widely divergent. 
Someone on the West Coast may feel a certain machine worth (150.00 whereas 
someone on the East Coast may think it worth but $75.00. Of course, serial, 
appearance, demand, territory, quantity, and condition of equipment must be 
taken into consideration. (Some equipment offered by outstanding firms, hav- 
ing a reputation for shipping completely reconditioned machines, will be 
offered at higher prices than others, due to the added cost of reconditioning.) 
“The Confidential Price Lists” reports each quotation exactly as it is made and 
depends on the subscriber to make average price adjustments to fit the 
peculiarities of his territory. 

METHOD: “The Confidential Price Lists” should be read as follows: First 
price listed is lowest price quoted for the week; Second price listed is highest 
price quoted. 

FOREIGN BUYERS: To cover cost of packing, crating, shipping, etc., figure 
an additional $20 to $25 on Pin games — and $25 to $30 on Phonographs. 

EXPLANATION 

1. Prices UP 5. No quotations Last 2 to 4 Weeks 

2. Prices DOWN 6. No quotations 4 Weeks or Longer 

3. Prices UP and DOWN 7. Machines Just Added 

4. No change from Last Week * Great Activity 



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M100BL, ’51, 100 Sel., 



6. 

950, ’42, Electric Selec- 




45 RPM, Light Cab 

685.00 

750.00 


tor, 24 

Sel., 78 RPM 

29.50 

79.50 

2. 

M100C, ’53, 100 Sel., 45 



1* 

1015, ’46, 

24 Sel., 

78 




RPM 

695.00 

770.00 


RPM 



60.00 

125.00 

2. 

W1-L56 Wall Box 5c.. 

3.00 

6.95 

4. 

1080, ’46, 

Colonial, 

24 



4. 

3W2 Wall-a-Matic . . 

6.95 

10.00 


Sel., 78 

RPM 


69.50 

125.00 

2. 

W4L-56 

19.50 

29.00 

1 . 

1017, ’46, 

Hideaway, 

24 



4. 

3W5-L56 Wall Box 5c, 


Sel., 78 

RPM 


65.00 

99.50 

10c, 25c 

16.50 

24.50 

4* 

1100, ’48, 

24 Sel., 

78 



4. 

W6L-56 5/10/25 Wire- 




RPM 

Colonial, 


150.00 

250.00 



20.00 

24.50 

1 . 

1080A, ’48 

24 



4. 

3W7-L-56 

22.50 

34.50 


24 Sel., 

78 RPM 


89.00 

135.00 

6. 

Tear Drop Speaker . . 

12.50 

17.50 

2* 

1250, ’50, 
RPM 

48 Sel., 

78 

239.00 

275.00 





2. 

1250, ’50 

( Same 

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Converted 

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45 RPM 


240.00 

295.00 

6. 

780M, ’40, Colonial, 



1 . 

1400, ’52, 

48 Sel., 

78 




Manual Selector, 24 




RPM 



429.00 

495.00 


Sel., 78 RPM 

29.50 

49.50 

1 . 

1400, ’52 

( Same 

as 



6. 

780E, ’40, Colonial, 




above) 

Converted 

to 




Electric Selector. 24 




45 RPM 


439.00 

495.00 


Sel., 78 RPM 

29.50 

49.50 

1 . 

1500, ’53, 

104 Sel., 

78 



6. 

800, ’40, Electric Selec- 




and 45 

RPM Inter- 




tor, 24 Sel., 78 RPM 

29.50 

59.50 


mixed 



595.00 

795.00 

6. 

700, ’40, Electric Selec- 



4. 

2140 Wall 

Box 


3.00 

10.00 


tor, 24 Sel., 78 RPM 

29.50 

59.50 


3020 Wall 

Box .... 


10.00 

18.50 

6. 

750M, ’41, Manual Selec- 

29.50 

59.50 

4. 

3048 (Conv. of 3020) 


19.50 

29.50 


tor, 24 Sel., 78 RPM 

4. 

3031 Wall 

Box 


3.00 

9.95 

6. 

750E, ’41, Electric Selec- 
tor, 24 Sel., 78 RPM 

29.50 

59.50 

4. 

3045 Wall 

Box 


4.00 

20.00 

4. 

850, ’41 Electric Selec- 



1 . 

4820 Wall 

Box 


20.00 

39.50 


tor, 24 Sel., 78 RPM 

29.50 

59.50 

1 . 

219 Stepper 


7.50 

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Manufacturers and date of game’s release listed. Code: (B) Bally; (CC) Chicago 
Coin; (Ex) Exhibit; (Ge) Genco; (Got) Gottlieb; (Ke) Keeney; (Un) United; 
(Wm) Williams. 


LISTED ALPHABETICALLY 


AM I 

4* Model A, ’46 40 Sel., 

78 RPM 139.50 195.00 

3* Model B, ’48, 40 Sel., 

78 RPM 215.00 269.00 

4* Model C, ’50, 40 Sel., 

78 RPM 249.00 300.00 

4* Model D-40, ’51, 40 Sel., 

78 RPM 350.00 425.00 

1* Model D-80, ’51, 80 

Sel., 45 RPM 465.00 545.00 

4. WM Wall Box 10.00 15.50 


EVANS 

4. Mills Constellation ’47, 

Model 951, 40 Sel„ 

78 RPM 135.00 195.00 

4. Constellation, ’49 Model 

135, 40 Sel., 78 RPM 245.00 300.00 
4. Jubilee, ’52, Model 245, 

40 Sel., 45 RPM . 425.00 475.00 

2. Century, ’52, Model 
2045, 100 Sel., 45 

RPM 595.00 650.00 


4. 1436A, ’53, Fireball, 120 

Sel., 45 RPM 469.00 550.00 

6. 1501 Wall Box 3.00 4.50 

6. 1502 Bar Box 5.00 7.50 

6. 1503 Wall Box 12.50 15.00 

6. 1504 Bar Box 8.50 17.50 

6. 1510 Bar Box 15.00 20.00 

6. 1525 Wall Box 5.00 15.00 

6. 1526 Bar Box 15.00 19.50 

6. 1530 Wall Box 15.00 25.00 

6. 1805 Organ Speaker . . 24.50 29.00 

SEEBURG 

6. Hi-Tone, 9800 ’41 20 

Sel., 78 RPM 29.50 49.50 

6. Hi-Tone, 9800RC, ’41, 20 
Sel., 78 RPM, Remote 

Control 29.50 49.50 

6. Hi-Tone, 8800, ’41, 20 

Sel., 78 RPM 29.50 49.50 

6. Hi-Tone, 8800RC, ’41, 20 
Sel., 78 RPM, with 
Remote Control . . 29.50 49.50 

6. Hi-Tone, 8200, ’42, 20 

Sel., 78 RPM 29.50 49.50 


ROCK-OLA 

4. 1422, ’46, 20 Sel., 78 

RPM 49.50 89.00 

4. 1424, ’46 Playmaster 

Hideaway, 20 Sel., 78 

RPM 49.50 69.50 

4. 1426, ’47, 20 Sel., 78 

RPM 75.00 109.00 

4. 1428, ’48 Magic-Glo, 20 

Sel., 78 RPM 165.00 225.00 

4. 1432, ’50, Rocket ’50-’51, 

50 Sel., 78 RPM 239.00 289.00 

4. 1432, Same as above. 

Converted to 45 RPM 250.00 300.00 
4. 1434, ’51, Rocket ’51-’52, 

50 Sel., 78 RPM 349.50 425.00 

4. 1434, Same as above. 

Converted to 45 RPM 365.00 425.00 
4. 1436, ’52, Fireball, 120 

Sel., 78 RPM 469.00 550.00 

4. 1436, ’52 Fireball, 120 

Sel., 45 RPM 469.00 550.00 

4. 1436A, ’53, Fireball, 120 

Sel., 78 RPM 469.00 550.00 


6. Hi-Tone, 8200RC, ’42, 
20 Sel., 78 RPM with 


Remote 

Control . . 

29.50 

49.50 

4. 146S, ’46, 

Standard, 20 



Sel., 78 

RPM 

49.50 

89.50 

4* 146M, ’46, 

Master with 



Remote 

Attach., 20 



Sel., 78 

RPM 

75.00 

115.00 

2* 147S, ’47, 

Standard, 20 



Sel., 78 

RPM 

65.00 

129.00 

4* 147M, ’47, 

Master with 



Remote 

Attach., 20 



Sel., 78 

RPM 

85.00 

145.00 

CO 

C/3 

4-* 

CO 

Standard, 20 



Sel., 78 

RPM 

90.00 

165.00 

4* 148M, ’48, 

Master with 



Remote 

Attach., 20 



Sel., 78 

RPM 

140.00 

190.00 

2. 148ML, ’48 

, Light Cab., 



Master 

with Remote 



Attach., 

20 Sel., 78 



RPM 


89.50 

195.00 

1* M100A. ’49 100 Sel., 78 



RPM 


350.00 

495.00 

2. M100B, ’51 

, 100 Se!„ 45 



RPM 


495.00 

639.00 


4* ABC (Un 3/51) 

20.00 

50.00 

4. Across the Board ( Un 



9/52) 

50.00 

75.00 

4. Ali Baba (Got 6/48) . . 

15.00 

25.00 

4. Alice (Got 8/48) .... 

19.50 

29.50 

4. All Star Basketball 



(Got 1/52) 

20.00 

39.00 

4. Aquacade 1 Un 4/49) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Arabian Knights (Got 



12/53) 

175.00 

200.00 

4. Arcade (Wm 11/51) 

35.00 

65.00 

4. Arizona (Un 4/50) 

10.00 

20.00 

1. Army-Navy (Wm 10/53) 

160.00 

195.00 

2* Atlantic City (B 5/52) 

145.00 

175.00 

4. Baby Face ( Un 12/48) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Banjo (Ex 3/48) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Bank-A-Ball (Got 5/50) 

15.00 

25.00 

4. Barnacle Bill (Got 8/48) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Basketball (Got 10/49) 

15.00 

25.00 

2* Beach Club (B 2/53) . 

340.00 

395.00 

4* Beauty (B 11/52) .... 

259.00 

325.00 

4. Be Bop (Ex 3/50) . . . 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Bermuda (CC 11/47). 

15.00 

20.00 

4. Big Hit (CC 7/52) . . . 

35.00 

50.00 

4. Big Top (Ge 2/49) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Black Gold (Ge 3/49) 

10.00 

20.00 

6. Blue Skies (Un 11/48) 

15.00 

20.00 

4. Bolero (Un 12/51) . . 

25.00 

50.00 

4. Bomber ( CC 3/51) ... 

20.00 

25.00 

4. Bone Head (Ge 11/48) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Boston (Wm 5/49) 

15.00 

20.00 

4. Bowling Champ 



(Got 2/49) 

15.00 

25.00 

4. Bowl. League 



(Got 8/47) 

10.00 

19.50 

1* Bright Lights (B 5/51) 

65.00 

95.00 

4* Bright Spot (B 11/51) 

85.00 

125.00 

6. Broadway <B 6/51) 

49.50 

59.50 

4. Buffalo Bill (Got 5/50) 

20.00 

30.00 

4. Buccaneer (Got 10/48) 

10.00 

20.00 

6. Build Up (Ex 2 / 48 

10.00 

15.00 

4. Buttons & Bows 



(Got 3/49) 

15.00 

25.00 

1. Cabana (Un 3/53) 

225.00 

275.00 

4. Camel Caravan 



(Ge 6/49) 

15.00 

30.00 

4. Campus (Ex 2/50) 

15.00 

20.00 

4. Canasta (Ge 7/50) ... 

20.00 

25.00 

4. Caravan (Wm 6/52) 

35.00 

50.00 

4. Carnival (B 7/48) . ... 

10.00 

20.00 

6. Carolina (Un 3/49) 

15.00 

25.00 

6. Caribbean (Un 3/48) 

15.00 

25.00 

4. Champion <B 12/49) 

20.00 

30.00 

4. Champion (CC 6/49) 

15.00 

20.00 

4. Chinatown (Got 10/52) 

65.00 

95.00 

4. Cinderella (Got 3/47). 

10.00 

20.00 


6. Circus (Ex 8/48) .... 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Circus (Un 8/52) .... 

145.00 

175.00 

4. Citation (B 10/48) . 

15.00 

35.00 

1. C.O.D. (Wm 9/53) . . . 

125.00 

185.00 

4. College Daze 



(Got 8/49) 

10.00 

20.00 

4* Coney Island (B 9/51) 

75.00 

125.00 

4. Contact (Ex 10/48) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Control Tower 



(Wm 3/51) 

25.00 

35.00 

4. Coronation (Got 11/52) 

75.00 

95.00 

4. County Fair (Un 9/51) 

15.00 

25.00 

4. Crazy Ball (CC 7/48). 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Crossroads (Got 5/52) 

75.00 

110.00 

4. Cyclone (Got 5/51) 

40.00 

60.00 

4. Dallas (Wm 2/49) 

15.00 

25.00 

4. De leer (Wm 11/49) . 

20.00 

30.00 

4. Dew Wa Ditty 



(Wm 6/48) 

10.00 

20.00 

1. Domino (Wm 5/52) 

39.50 

69.50 

4. Double Action 



(Ge 1/52) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Dbl. Feature 



(Got 12/50) 

15.00 

25.00 

4. Dbl. Shuffle (Got 6/49) 

15.00 

20.00 

4. Disk Jockey 



(Wm 11/52) 

85.00 

135.00 

4. Dreamy (Wm 2/50) 

15.00 

25.00 

2* Dude Ranch (B 9/53) 

375.00 

425.00 

4. Eight Ball (Wm 1/52) 

45.00 

65.00 

4. El Paso (Wm 11/48) 

10.00 

20.00 

1. Fairway (Wm 6/53) 

85.00 

135.00 

4. Fighting Irish 



(CC 11/50) 

25.00 

30.00 

4. Five Star (Univ 5/51) . 

30.00 

45.00 

4. Floating Power 



(Ge 12/48) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Flying High (Got 2/53) 

95.00 

140.00 

4. Flying Saucers 



(Ge 12/50) 

15.00 

25.00 

4. Football (CC 8/49) 

10.00 

20.00 

1. Four Corners 



(Wm 12/52) 

55.00 

85.00 

4. Four Horsemen 



(Got 9/50) 

15.00 

25.00 

4. “400” (Upright) 



(Ge 10/52) 

35.00 

65.00 

4. Four Stars (Got 6/52) 

50.00 

90.00 

4. Freshie ( Wm 9/49) 

15.00 

20.00 

1* Frolics (B 10/52) .... 

160.00 

219.00 

4. Futurity (B 3/51) .... 

60.00 

75.00 

4. Georgia (Wm 7/50) 

20.00 

35.00 

6. Gin Rummy (Got 2/49) 

15.00 

25.00 

6. Gizmo (Wm 8/48) . . . 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Glamour (Got 7/51) 

15.00 

25.00 

6. Glider (Ge 8/49) . . 

10.00 

20.00 


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4. Globe Trotter 

(Got 11/51) 35.00 65.00 

4. Gold Cup (B 4/48) . 15.00 29.50 

4. Golden Gloves 

(CC 7/49) 10.00 20.00 

2. Golden Nugget 

(Upright) (Ge 2/53) 50.00 99.50 

6. Gondola I Ex 5/49) ... 10.00 20.00 

4. Grand Award 

(CC 1/49) 10.00 20.00 

4. Grand Champion 

IWm 8/53) 110.00 145.00 

2. Grand Slam (Got 4/53) 95.00 125.00 

6. Grand Stand (B ’50) . 20.00 35.00 

4. Green Pastures 

(Got 1/54) 175.00 195.00 

4. Gun Club (Wm 11/53) 125.00 165.00 

4. Guys-Dolls (Got 5/53) 105.00 125.00 

4. Handicap (Wm 6/52) . 35.00 45.00 

2. Happy Days 

(Got 7/52) 65.00 105.00 

4. Happy-Go-Lucky 

(Got 3/51) 25.00 45.00 

4. Harvest Moon 

(Got 12/48) 15.00 20.00 

4. Harvest Time 

(Ge 9/50) 15.00 25.00 

4. Harvey (Wm 5/51) . . 25.00 45.00 

6. Hawaii (Un 8/47) ... 10.00 15.00 

4. Hayburner (Wm 6/51) 30.00 50.00 

4. Hit Parade (CC 2/51). 10.00 20.00 

4. Hit & Runs (Ge 3/51) . 15.00 25.00 

4. Hit ’N’ Run (Got 4/52) 65.00 75.00 

4. Holiday (CC 12/48) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Holiday (Ke 12/51) . 35.00 50.00 

4. Hong Kong (Wm 9/51) 45.00 75.00 

4. Horsefeathers 

(Wm 1/52) 45.00 65.00 

4. Horse Shoe 

(Wm 12/51) 25.00 40.00 

4. Hot Rods (B ’49) 15.00 25.00 

4. Humpty Dumpty 

(Got 10/47) 10.00 20.00 

4. Ice-Frolics (B 1/54) . 475.00 525.00 

4. Jack ’N’ Jill (Got 4/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Jalopy (Wm 8/51) . . 35.00 45.00 

6. Jamboree (Ex 5/48) .. 10.00 20.00 

4. Jeanie (Ex 6/50) 15.00 20.00 

4. Jockey Special 

(B 11/47) 15.00 25.00 

4. Joker (Got 11/50) ... 15.00 25.00 

4. Judy (Ex 7/50) 10.00 20.00 

2. Jumping Jacks 

(Upright) (Ge 12/52) 60.00 95.00 

4. Just 21 (Got 1/50) 15.00 25.00 

4. K.C. Jones (Got 11/49) 10.00 20.00 

4. King Arthur 

(Got 10/49) 10.00 20.00 

4. King Cole (Got 5/48) . 10.00 20.00 

4. King Pin (CC 12/51) . 20.00 30.00 

4. Knockout (Got 1/51). 15.00 25.00 

4. Lady Robin Hood 

(Got 1/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Lazy “Q” (Wm 2/54) . 150.00 185.00 
4. Leaders (Un 10/51) 35.00 45.00 

4* Lite-A-Line (Ke 6/52) 35.00 60.00 

1. Long Beach (Wm 7/52) 65.00 95.00 

4. Lovely Lucy (Got 2/54) 225.00 255.00 
4. Lucky Inning 

(Wm 5/50) 15.00 25.00 

4. Lucky Star (Got 5/47) 10.00 20.00 

4. Mad. Sq. Garden 

(Got 6/50) 20.00 30.00 

4. Magic (Ex 11/48) . ... 10.00 20.00 

4. Majors ’49 (CC 2/49) 15.00 25.00 

4. Major League Baseball 

(Un 6/48) 10.00 20.00 

6. Manhattan (Un 2/48) 10.00 17.50 

4. Majorettes (Wm 4/52) 35.00 45.00 

4. Marble Queen 

(Got 8/53) 155.00 175.00 

4. Mardi Gras (Ge 5/48) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Maryland (Wm 4/49) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Merry Widow 

(Ge 6/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Mercury (Ge 3/50) . . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Mermaid (Got 6/51) . 25.00 39.00 

6. Mimi (Ex 2/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Minstrel Man 

(Got 3/51) 20.00 39.00 

4. Monterey (Un 5/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Moon Glow (Un 11/48) 10.00 20.00 

1. Morocco (Ex 10/48) . . 15.00 35.00 

4. Niagara (Got 12/51) . . 35.00 55.00 

1. Nifty (Wm 12/50) 15.00 35.00 

4. “9” Sisters (Wm 1/54) 150.00 175.00 
4. Oasis (Ex 10/50) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Oklahoma (Un 5/49) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Old Faithful 

(Got 12/49) 15.00 25.00 

1. Olympics (Wm 5/52) . 45.00 65.00 

4. One Two Three 

(Ge 10/48) 10.00 25.00 

4. Palisades (Wm 7/53!) . 100.00 135.00 
4* Palm Beach (B 7/52). 159.00 225.00 
4. Palm Springs IB 11/53) 475.00 495.00 
4. Paradise (Un 7/48) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Paratrooper (Wm 8/52) 25.00 35.00 

4. Pin Bowler (CC 6/50) 10.00 20.00 


4. Pinch Hitter (Un 5/49) 10.00 20.00 

4. Pinky (Wm 9/50) 20.00 35.00 

4. Pin Wheel (Got 11/53) 165.00 185.00 
1. Play Ball (CC 1/51) . . 20.00 35.00 

4. Playland (Ex 8/50) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Playtime (Ex 8/49) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Poker Face (Got 9/53) 155.00 175.00 
4. Puddin’ Head 

(Ge 10/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Punchy (CC 12/50) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Quarterback (Wm 10/49) 10.00 20.00 

4. Quartet (Got 2/52) ... 55.00 85.00 

1. Queen of Hearts 

(Got 12/52) 85.00 125.00 

1. Quintet (Got 3/53) . 95.00 140.00 

1. Rag Mop (Wm 10/50) 15.00 35.00 

4. Rainbow (Wm 9/48) .. 10.00 20.00 

4. Ramona (Un 2/49) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Red Shoes (Un 11/50) 10.00 20.00 

4. Rio (Un 11/53) 335.00 350.00 

4. Rip Snorter (Ge 10/49) 10.00 20.00 

4. Rocket (Ge 5/50) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Rockettes (Got 8/50) . 15.00 25.00 

4. Rodeo (Un 2/53) ... 185.00 210.00 
4. Rondevoo (Un 5/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Rose Bowl (Got 10/51) 35.00 60.00 

4. Round Up (Got 11/48) 10.00 25.00 

4. St. Louis (Wm 2/49) . 15.00 25.00 

4. Saddle and Turf 

(Ev 10/53) 165.00 185.00 

6. Sally (CC 10/48) .... 10.00 20.00 

4. Samba (Ex 5/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Saratoga (Wm 10/48) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Screwball (Ge 8/48) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Sea Jockeys (Wm 11/51) 30.00 55.00 

4. Sea Isle (CC 11/47) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Select-A-Card ( Got 4 / 50 ) 10.00 20.00 

4. Serenade (Un 11/48) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Shanghai (CC 4/48) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Shantytown (Ex 10/49) 10.00 20.00 

4. Sharpshooter 

(Got 5/49) 10.00 20.00 

4. Shindig (Got 10/53) . 195.00 220.00 
4. Shoo Shoo (Wm 2/51) 20.00 35.00 

6. Short Stop (Ex 7/48) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Shoot the Moon 

(Wm 11/51) 20.00 35.00 

4. Show Boat (Un 1/49) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Show Boat (Un 12/52) 165.00 185.00 
4. Silver Chest (Upright) 

(Ge 4/53) 125.00 155.00 

4. Silver Skates (Wm 2/53) 65.00 95.00 

4. Singapore (Un 11/47) 10.00 20.00 

4. Skill Pool (Got 8/52) 60.00 75.00 

4. Slugfest (Wm 3/52) 35.00 55.00 

6. Snooks (Wm 6/51) . 15.00 22.50 

4. South Pacific (Ge 2/50) 10.00 20.00 

4. SparkPlugs (Wm 9/51) 20.00 45.00 

4. Speedway (Wm 9/48) . 10.00 20.00 

4. Spot Bowler 

(Got 10/50) 15.00 30.00 

4* Spot-Lite (B 1/52) . 65.00 119.50 

4. Sportsman (Ge 2/51) 10.00 20.00 

4. Sportsman (Wm 2/52) 30.00 35.00 

4. Springtime (Ge 3/52) . 15.00 25.00 

6. Stage Door Canteen 

(Got 11/45) ... 10.00 20.00 

6. Stardust (Un 5/48) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Stars (Un 6/52) 45.00 65.00 

1. Starlight (Wm 3/53) 65.00 105.00 

4. Steeple Chase 

(Un 1/52) 35.00 65.00 

4. Stop & Go (Ge 3/51) . . 15.00 25.00 

6. Stormy (Wm 1/48) . . 10.00 20.00 

1. Struggle Buggies 

(Wm 12/53) 125.00 185.00 

4. Summertime (Un 9/48) 15.00 25.00 

4. Sunny (Wm 12/47) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Sunshine Park 

(B 12/52) 55.00 85.00 

4. Super Hockey 

(CC 4/49) 10.00 20.00 

6. Swanee (Ex 1/49) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Sweepstakes (Wm 1/52) 75.00 95.00 

1. Sweetheart (Wm 5/50) 20.00 35.00 

4. Tahiti (CC 10/49) ... 10.00 20.00 

1. Tahiti (Un 8/53) .... 245.00 305.00 
4. Tampico (Un 6/49) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Telecard (Got 1/49) . . 10.00 20.00 

4. Tennessee (Wm 2/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Thing (CC 2/51) 15.00 35.00 

4. Three Feathers 

(Ge 5/49) 10.00 20.00 

4. Three Four Five 

(Un 6/51) 25.00 45.00 

4. Three Musketeers 

(Got 7/49) 15.00 25.00 

4. Thrill (CC 9/48) .... 10.00 20.00 

4. Times Square 

(Wm 4/53) 75.00 135.00 

4. Touchdown (Un 1/52) 15.00 25.00 

4. Trade Winds (Ge 3/48) 10.00 20.00 

6. Treasure Chest 

(Ex 12/47) 10.00 20.00 

4. Trinidad (CC 3/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Triple Action (Ge 1/48) 10.00 20.00 

4. Triplets (Got 7/50) . . 15.00 25.00 

4. TriScore (Ge 1/51) .. 10.00 20.00 


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4. Trophy (B 4/48) . 

15.00 

30.00 

4. Virginia (Wm 3/48) 

10.00 

12.50 

6. Tropicana (Un 1/48) . . 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Watch My Line 



4. Tropics (Un 7/53) . . 

195.00 

210.00 

(Got 9/51) 

15.00 

35.00 

4. Tucson (Wm 1/49) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Whizz Kids (CC 3/52) 

15.00 

30.00 

4. Tumbleweed (Ex 9/49) 

15.00 

35.00 

4. Wild West (Got 8/51) 

45.00 

65.00 

4. Turf King (B 6/50) . . 

25.00 

45.00 

4. Winner (Univ.) 

20.00 

35.00 

1. Twenty Grand 



4. Wisconsin (Un 3/48). 

10.00 

20.00 

(Wm 12/52) 

55.00 

95.00 

1* Yacht Club (B 6/53) 

235.00 

295.00 

4. Utah (Un 7/49) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Yanks (Wm 4/48) 

10.00 

20.00 

4. Vanities (Ex 2/47) ... 

10.00 

19.50 

4. Zingo (Un 10/51) . ... 

15.00 

25.00 



4. Bally Shuffle Bowler 

(9/49) 15.00 20.00 

6. Bally Speed Bowler 

(2/50) 15.00 20.00 

6. Bally Shuffle Champ 

(4/50) 20.00 30.00 

4. Bally Hook Bowler 

(11/50) -... 20.00 45.00 

4. Bally Baseball (5/51) . 35.00 45.00 

4. Bally Shuffle Line 

(7/51) 25.00 45.00 

4. ChiCoin Bowling Alley 

(11/49) 25.00 35.00 

4. ChiCoin Shuffle Base- 
ball (4/50) 15.00 25.00 

4. ChiCoin Bowling 

Classic (5/50) 20.00 35.00 

4. ChiCoin Pin Bowler 

(6/50) 20.00 30.00 

4. ChiCoin Trophy Bowl 

(7/50) 20.00 35.00 

4. ChiCoin Ace Bowler, 

F.P. (8/50) 25.00 35.00 

4. ChiCoin Pin Lite (9/50) 25.00 30.00 

4. ChiCoin Horse-Shoes 

(5/51) 35.00 75.00 

4. ChiCoin 6-Player (8/51) 45.00 95.00 

4. ChiCoin King Pin 

(12/51) 65.00 95.00 

4. ChiCoin 6-Player 

DeLuxe (5/52) .... 65.00 105.00 

4. ChiCoin Match Bowler 

(6/52) 95.00 115.00 

1. ChiCoin Bowl-A-Ball 

(10/52) 95.00 125.00 

4. ChiCoin Match 

Bowl-A-Ball (11/52) 100.00 150.00 
4. ChiCoin 10th Frame 

Special (12/52) . . . . 195.00 250.00 
4. ChiCoin Name Bowler 

(1/53) 215.00 225.00 

2. ChiCoin 10th Frame 

Double Score Bowler 

(3/53) 255.00 295.00 

2. ChiCoin Crown Bowler 

(4/53) 250.00 305.00 

4* ChiCoin Triple Score 

Bowler (6/53) 325.00 350.00 

4. ChiCoin Gold Cup 

(7/53) 250.00 300.00 

4. ChiCoin High Speed 

Crown Bowler (7/53) 325.00 375.00 

4. ChiCoin High Speed 

Triple Score Bowler 

(8/53) 300.00 350.00 

4. ChiCoin Crown Bowler, 

Giant Pins (9/53) . 300.00 350.00 

2. ChiCoin Advance 

Bowler (10/53) ...350,00 395.00 

4. ChiCoin King Bowler 

(10/53) 350.00 400.00 

4. Exhibit Strike (6/51) . 20.00 30.00 

4. Exhibit Twin Rotation 

(5/52) 65.00 125.00 

4. Genco Bowling League 

(11/49) 15.00 20.00 

4. Genco Baseball (5/50) 15.00 20.00 

4. Genco Shuffle Target 

(7/51) 15.00 20.00 

4. Genco 8-Player Re- 
bound (9/51) 25.00 35.00 

4. Gottlieb Bowlette 

(3/50) 15.00 20.00 

4. Keeney Pin Boy (11/49) 15.00 20.00 

4. Keeney Ten Pins (1/50) 15.00 20.00 

4. Keeney ABC (2/50) . . 15.00 20.00 

4. Keeney Lucky Strike 

(4/50) 20.00 30.00 

4. Keeney King Pin (4/50) 20.00 30.00 

4. Keeney Bowling Champ 

(4/50) 20.00 30.00 

4. Keeney Duck Pins 

(6/50) 20.00 30.00 


4. Keeney Double Bowler 


(8/50) 

25.00 

35.00 

4. Keeney League Bowler 

(8/50) 

25.00 

35.00 

4. Keeney 4-Way Bowler 
Attachment (12/50) 

15.00 

20.00 

4. Keeney Big League 

Bowler (5/51) 

35.00 

45.00 

4. Keeney 6-Player League 
Bowler (9/51) 

45.00 

60.00 

4. Keeney DeLuxe League 
Bowler (3/52) 

65.00 

80.00 

4. Keeney Super DeLuxe 
League Bowler (3/52) 

65.00 

90.00 

4. Keeney High Score 

League Bowler (5/52) 

75.00 

100.00 

4. Keeney Team Bowler 
(10/52) 

125.00 

175.00 

1. Keeney Club Bowler 

(4/53) 

155.00 

225.00 

2. Keeney Domino Bowler 

(5/53) 

295.00 

335.00 

2. Keeney Carnival Bowler 

(5/53) 

295.00 

345.00 

4. Keeney Pacemaker 

Bowler (9/53) ... 

375.00 

450.00 

4. Rock-Ola Shuffle Lane 

(12/49) 

15.00 

20.00 

4. Rock-Ola Shuffle Jungle 

(5/50) 

20.00 

30.00 

4. United Shuffle Skill 

(6/49) 

15.00 

20.00 

4. United Shuffle Alley 

(9/49) 

15.00 

20.00 

4. United Super Shuffle 
Alley (1/50) 

20.00 

30.00 

4. United Double Shuffle 
Alley (2/50) 

20.00 

30.00 

4. United Shuffle Alley 
Express (3/50) .... 

20.00 

30.00 

4. United Shuffle Slugger 

(6/50) 

20.00 

30.00 

4. United 2-Player Express 

(6/50) 

25.00 

35.00 

4. United Twin Shuffle 

Alley (7/50) 

25.00 

35.00 

4. United Rebound (8/50) 

30.00 

39.00 

4. United 4-Player Re- 
bound (9/50) 

35.00 

55.00 

4. United Twin Shuffle- 
cade (12/50) 

35.00 

55.00 

4. United 5-Player (1/51) 

45.00 

65.00 

4. United 6-Player (2/51) 

65.00 

90.00 

4* United DeLuxe 

6-Player (10/51) 

90.00 

145.00 

4* United 6-Player Super 

(3/52) 

125.00 

165.00 

4. United 4-Player Official 

(5/52) 

135.00 

180.00 

4. United 6-Player Star 

(7/52) 

165.00 

225.00 

4* United 10th Frame 

Star (9/52) 

165.00 

265.00 

4. United Manhattan 10th 
Frame (9/52) 

210.00 

275.00 

1. United 10th Frame 

Super (10/52) .... 

175.00 

225.00 

4. United Manhattan 

(9/52) 

189.00 

225.00 

2* United Cascade (2/53) 

255.00 

285.00 

1* United Clover (2/53) . 

275.00 

325.00 

4. United Liberty (2/53) . 

255.00 

300.00 

4* United Classic (6/53) . 

325.00 

345.00 

4* United Olympic (6/53) 

299.00 

325.00 

4. United Royal (9/53) 

350.00 

400.00 

4* United Imperial (9/53) 

375.00 

410.00 

7. United Chief Shuffle 
Alley (11/53) 

400.00 

450.00 

7. United Leader Shuffle 
Alley (11/53) 

400.00 

450.00 

4. Universal Twin (1/50) 

15.00 

35.00 

4. Universal Super Twin 

(3/50) 

30.00 

40.00 

4. Universal DeLuxe Twin 
(10/50) 

30.00 

40.00 

4. Universal High Score 
(10/50) 

30.00 

40.00 


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4. Universal Bowlomatic 

(3/51) 30.00 40.00 

4. Williams Twin Shuffle 

(12/49) 20.00 30.00 

4. Williams Twin Shuffle 

(9%') (2/50) 20.00 30.00 


4. Williams Bowler 



(9%') (3/50) . . . 

. . 25.00 

30.00 

4. Williams Double 



Header (7/50) . . . 

. . 20.00 

30.00 

4. Williams 5-Player 



Bowler ( 6/51) . . . 

. . 20.00 

30.00 




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4. ABT 6 Gun Rifle Range 450.00 650.00 

4. Boomerang 25.00 45.00 

4. Bally Big Inning 79.50 150.00 

4. Bally Bowler 20.00 30.00 

4. Bally Convoy 49.50 89.50 

4. Bally Defender 59.50 125.00 

6. Bally Eagle Eye 39.50 49.50 

4. Bally Heavy Hitter .... 35.00 45.00 

4. Bally King Pin 20.00 35.00 

6. Bally Lucky Strike . . . 25.00 40.00 

4. Bally Rapid Fire 95.00 125.00 

6. Bally Sky Battle 39.50 85.00 

6. Bally Torpedo 49.50 85.00 

4. Bally Undersea Raider 125.00 150.00 

6. Bank Ball 35.00 45.00 

4. Champion Hockey . . 35.00 55.00 

4. ChiCoin Basketball 

Champ 150.00 275.00 

4. ChiCoin 4-Player Derby 110.00 195.00 

4. ChiCoin Goalee 95.00 119.50 

4. ChiCoin Hockey 55.00 75.00 

4. Chi Midget Skee 50.00 65.00 

4. ChiCoin Pistol 59.00 99.50 

6. ChiCoin Roll-A-Score . 29.50 75.00 

4. Edelco Pool Table . . . 20.00 75.00 

4. Evans Bat-A-Score . . . . 165.00 275.00 

4. Evans Bola-Score 79.50 89.50 

4. Evans Ski Roll 35.00 95.00 

4. Evans Super Bomber ... 100.00 210.00 

4. Evans Play Ball 65.00 75.00 

4. Evans Ten Strike ’46 . 20.00 40.00 

4. Evans Tommy Gun . . . 39.50 95.00 

4* Exhibit Dale Gun ... 50.00 94.50 

2* Exhibit Gun Patrol . . . 125.00 195.00 

3. Exhibit Jet Gun 149.50 195.00 

1* Exhibit Space Gun . . . 159.00 195.00 

4. Exhibit Pony Express. 85.00 135.00 

4. Exhibit Silver Bullets. 79.50 135.00 
4. Exhibit Six Shooter . . . 99.50 145.00 

4. Exhibit Yitalizer 45.00 75.00 

6. Groetchen Met. Typer. 79.50 149.50 
2. Genco Sky Gunner . . . 195.00 295.00 
4. Genco Silver Chest . . . 250.00 275.00 

6. Irish Poker 50.00 65.00 

4. Jack Rabbit 50.00 99.50 

4. Jungle Joe 49.50 69.50 


4. Keeney Air Raider . 75.00 90.00 

4. Keeney Anti Aircraft B1 15.00 35.00 

4. Keeney Sub Gun 75.00 125.00 

4. Keeney Texas Leaguer 25.00 50.00 

4. Kirk Night Bomber . 49.50 75.00 

4. Lite League 49.50 99.50 

4. Mills Panoram 95.00 250.00 

4. Mills Panoram Peek . . 159.50 275.00 
6. Mills Conv. for 

Panoram Peek 10.00 29.50 

4. Muto. Atomic Bomber. 90.00 195.00 
4. Mutos. Ace Bombers . 100.00 195.00 
1. Mutoscope Dr. Mobile 95.00 225.00 
4. Mutos. Fly. Saucers . . . 100.00 175.00 
4. Mutos. Photo. (Pre-War) 150.00 250.00 
4. Mutos. Photomatic 

(late) 425.00 650.00 

4. Mutoscope Silver Gloves 185.00 225.00 
4. Mutoscope Sky Fighter 125.00 195.00 
4. Mutos. Voice-O-Graph 

35c 425.00 595.00 

4. Periscope 69.50 99.50 

4. QT Pool Table 65.00 85.00 

4. Quizzer 75.00 95.00 

6. Rockola Ten Pins HD 20.00 40.00 

4. Rockola World Series. 20.00 40.00 

4. Scientific Baseball . . 35.00 79.50 

4. Scientific Basketball . 20.00 39.50 

4. Scientific Batting Pr. . . 45.00 95.00 

4. Scientific Pitch ’Em . . 135.00 185.00 
4. Seeburg Bear Gun . . 125.00 199.00 
4. Seeburg Chicken Sam 69.50 110.00 
4. Seeburg Shoot the Chute 49.50 95.00 

4. Set Shot Basketball . 200.00 250.00 

4. Telequiz 115.00 169.00 

4. Un. Team Hockey ... 30.00 85.00 

4. Western Baseball ’39 . . 75.00 95.00 

4. Western Baseball ’40 . 95.00 125.00 

4. Wilcox-Gay Recordio 40.00 75.00 

4. Williams All Stars . . . 35.00 75.00 

4. Williams Box Score . . 39.50 75.00 

4. Williams Star Series . 75.00 139.00 

4* Williams Super World 

Series 100.00 250.00 

4. Williams Quaterback 25.00 65.00 

4. Williams Pennant 

Baseball 275.00 305.00 

4. Wurlitzer Skee ball . . 35.00 150.00 



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CIGARETTE MACHINES 


4. Automatic “Smokeshop” 

(9 Col„ 486 Cap.) . . . $125.00-$239.50 
4. Du Grenier (Mod. A-7) 85.00- 115.00 

4. Du Grenier (Mod. A-9) 60.00- 95.00 

4. Du Grenier (Mod.AC-7) 85.00- 125.00 
4. Du Grenier (Mod AC-9) 87.50- 129.50 

4. Du Grenier (Mod. E-7) 75.00- 150.00 


4. Du Grenier (Mod. ES9) 
4. Du Grenier (Mod. E-9) . 
4. Du Grenier (Mod.ES-11) 
4. Du Grenier “W” (9 col.) 
4. Du Grenier “S” (7 col.) 
4. Du Grenier Champion 

(9 col.) 

4. Du Grenier Champion 
(11 «oL) 


85.00- 135.00 
85.00- 149.50 

85.00- 165.00 

70.00- 95.00 

65.00- 75.00 

20.00- 75.00 
49.50- 115.00 


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2. Eastern Electric C-8 . 85.00- 125.00 

4. Electro (8 col.) 100.00- 175.00 

4. Electro (10 col.) 195.00- 250.00 

4. Kenney “A” 100.00- 135.00 

4. Lehigh PX (Elec. 8 col.) 65.00- 125.00 
4. Lehigh PX (10 col.) . 65.00- 125.00 

4. Lehigh King Size 75.00- 125.00 

4. National 7-50 7 col 60.00- 110.00 

4. National 9-50 9 col 65.00- 125.00 

4. National 9-30 9 col 65.00- 115.00 

4. National 9-A 9 col 85.00 119.50 

4. Nat. 9-ML Wheatwood.. 135.00- 175.00 

4. National Electric 60.00- 115.00 

4. Rowe Imperial (6 col.) 45.00- 65.00 
4. Rowe Imperial (8 col.) 45.00- 65.00 
4. Rowe Royal (6 col.) . . 65.00- 85.00 

4. Rowe Royal (8 col.) . . 75.00- 95.00 

4. Rowe Royal (10 col.) . 85.00- 110.00 

4. Rowe President (8 col.) 65.00- 95.00 
4. Rowe President (10 col.) 95.00- 125.00 
4. Rowe Crusader (10 col.) 75.00- 155.00 
4. Rowe Electric Diplomat 65.00- 85.00 
4. Uneeda “A” (6 col.) . . 35.00- 55.00 

4. Uneeda “A” (8 col.) . . 30.00- 55.00 

4. Uneeda “A” (9 col.) . . 35.00- 55.00 

4. Uneeda “E” (6 col.) . . 35.00- 65.00 

4. Uneeda “E” (8 col.) . . 35.00- 75.00 

4. Uneeda “E” (9 col.) . . 45.00- 70.00 

4. Uneeda “E” (12 col.) . . 35.00- 65.00 

4 Uneeda “E” (15 col.) . . 35.00- 65.00 

4. Uneeda 500 (7 col.) . . . 65.00- 95.00 

4. Uneeda 500 (9 col.) . . . 95.00- 110.00 

4. Uneeda 500 (15 col.) . . 50.00- 65.00 

4. Uneeda Monarch 

(8 col.) 25.00- 50.00 

4. Uneeda Monarch 

(10 col.) 45.00- 65.00 

4. Uneeda Monarch 

(12 col.) 85.00- 129.50 


CANDY MACHINES 

4. Mills (5 col., 70 cap.).$ 10.00-$ 20.00 

4. Stoner (Mod. 102, 6 col., 

102 cap.) 

4. Stoner (Mod. 120, 6 col., 

120 cap.) 

4. Stoner (Senior, 8 col., 

160 cap.) 

4. Stoner (Mod. 80, 4 col., 

180 cap.) 

4. Stoner (Mod. 120, 5 col.) 

4. Stoner (Mod. 120, Sn., 

7 col.) 

4. Stoner DeLuxe Theatre 

(8 col., 160 cap.) . 139.50- 200.00 

4. Stoner DeLuxe Theatre 

(16 coL, 320 cap.) . . 175.00- 300.00 

4. Martin’s “Little Candy 

Store” (8 col. 160 cap.) 115.00- 119.50 

4. Coan “U-Select-It” 

(74 cap.) 15.00- 22.50 

HOT COFFEE 


4. Andico Cafe Petit, 

200 cups $200.00 $275.00 

4. Bert Mills Coffee Bar, 

200 cups 125.00 175.00 


4. Bert Mills Coffee Bar, 


600 cups 

150.00 

275.00 

4. Bert Mills Coffee Bar, 



500 cups 

300.00 

400.00 

4. Chef-Way, Model 100, 



cap. 400-600 

450.00 

550.00 

4. Hot-O-Mat Comb. Hot 



Coffee- Choc., 



600 cups 

200.00 

250.00 

4. U-Select-It Hot Coffee, 



600 cups 

350.00 

425.00 


CARBONATED DRINK 

4. Drink-O-Mat, single 

flavor, 5c, 1000 cups $100.00 $200.00 


4. Drink-O-Mat, 3 flavor, 

5c, 1000 cups 200.00 275.00 

4. Drink-O-Mat, 4 flavor, 

5c, 1000 cups 250.00 300.00 

4. Lyons # 1400, single 

flavor, 5c 200.00 225.00 

4. Lyons # 1400-2F 400.00 450.00 

4. Lyons Model 500, 5c 

single 150.00 250.00 

4. Mills, Automatic Foun- 
tain, 400 cups 100.00 125.00 

4. Mills, Automatic Foun- 
tain, 400 cups, with- 
out changemaker ... 60.00 75.00 

4. Soda Shoppe 950.00 1000.00 

4. Spacarb 3 Unit 5c, 1000 

cups 300.00 375.00 

4. Spacarb 4 Unit 5c, 1000 

cups 500.00 550.00 

4. Super Vend 3 flavor, 600 

cup A-l 285.00 350.00 

4. Super Vend 3 flavor, 

600 Cup A-2 350.00 400.00 


NON-CARBONATED 

DRINK 

4. Refreshomat, 5c, 10c 

300 cups $100.00 $200.00 


CAN DRINK 

4. Juice-Bar, 6 sel., 600 

cans $275.00 $350.00 

4. Refresher, 3 sel., 300 

can cap 300.00 400.00 

ICE CREAM VENDORS 

4. Belvend Ice Cream Bar 
Machine with National 
10c & 25c coin 

changer $350.00 $395.00 

4. Vendo “Dairy-Vend” 

203 Bar Capacity . . 200.00 300.00 
4. Rowe “Ice Cream Vendor” 

(Ice Cream Sandwiches 
or “Pops”), 200 cap. 300.00 425.00 


60.00- 85.00 

65.00- 115.00 

95.00- 149.50 

50.00- 75.00 

69.00- 95.00 

85.00- 139.50 


THIS WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE USED MACHINES 


PHONOGRAPHS 


139.50- 195.00 

215.00- 269.00 

249.50- 300.00 

350.00- 425.00 

465.00- 545.00 

75.00- 115.00 

65.00- 129.00 

85.00- 135.00 

140.00- 190.00 

350.00- 495.00 

75.00- 125.00 

150.00- 250.00 


Wurlitzer 1250 239.50- 275.00 

Wurlitzer 3020 10.00- 19.50 

PINBALLS 

ABC (Un 3/51) 20.00- 50.00 

Atlantic City (B 5/52) 145.00- 175.00 

Beach Club (B 2/53) 340.00- 395.00 

Beauty (B 11/52) 259.00- 360.00 

Bright Lights (B 5/51) 65.00- 95.00 

Bright Spot IB 11/51). 85.00- 125.00 

Coney Island (B 9/51) . 75.00- 125.00 

Dude Ranch IB 9/53) . 375.00- 425.00 
Frolics (B 10/52) . ... 160.00- 219.00 


Lite-A-Line (Ke 6/52) 35.00- 60.00 

Palm Beach (B 7/52) 159.00- 225.00 

Spot-Lite (B 1/52) . ... 65.00- 119.50 

Yacht Club (B 6/53) 215.00- 295.00 

SHUFFLES AND REBOUNDS 

ChiCoin Triple Score 

Bowler (6/53) 325.00- 350.00 

United DeLuxe 6-Player 

(10/51) 90.00- 145.00 

United 6-Plaver Super 

(3/52) ‘ 125.00- 165.00 

United 10th Frame Star 

(9/52) 165.00- 265.00 


United 10th Frame Super 

(10/52) 175.00- 225.00 

United Cascade (2/53) . 255.00- 285.00 
United Clover (2/53) 275.00- 325.00 

United Olympic (6/53) . 299.00- 325.00 
United Classic (6/53) . 325.00- 345.00 
United Imperial (9/53) ,375.00- 410.00 

ARCADE EQUIPMENT 

Exhibit Dale Gun 50.00- 94.50 

Exhibit Jet Gun 149.50- 195.00 

Exhibit Space Gun . . . . 159.00- 195.00 
Williams Super World 

Series 100.00- 250.00 


AMI Model A . 
AMI Model B 
AMI Model C 
AMI Model D-40 
AMI Model D-80 
Seeburg 146M . . . 
Seeburg 147S . . . 
Seeburg 147M . 
Seeburg 148M 
Seeburg M-100A 
Wurlitzer 1015 . 
Wurlitzer 1100 


COPYRIGHTED 1954. REPRODUCTION NOT PERMITTED. 



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May 1, 1954 


Manufacturers New Equipment 

Products listed here are currently in production. Prices are manufacturers’ lie. 
prices, F. 0. B. factory. 


A.B.T. MFG. COUP. 

Challenger (Counter Model 

Gun) I 75.00 

Rifle Sport, 3 and more Guns, 
plus complete ranges of veri- 
ous types 1.408J5 

AMI, INCORPORATED 

AMI “E”-40 Phonograph . ...$ 795.00 
AMI “E”-80 Phonograph .... 925.00 

AMI “E”-120 Phonograph . . . 1,050.00 
W-80 5-10-25c Wall Box 89.50 

W-120 5-10-25e Wall Box 99.00 

HS-80 Hideaway 775.00 

HS-120 Hideaway 875.00 

AMTVOX Speaker *7.50 


AUTO-PHOTO CO. 
Auto-Photo 


92,545.00 


BALLY MFG. CO. 

The Champion (Mech. Horse) .$1,065.00 

Surf-Club 735.00 

CHICAGO COIN 

Criss Cross Bowler 665.00 

•Round The World Trainer 1,185.00 

Super Frame Bowler, Double 

Chute 655.00 

Super Frame Bowler, Single 

Chute 630.00 

6 Player Home Run 579.50 

H. C. EVANS & CO. 

Holiday (Model 4045) 100 

Selec. 45 rpm $1,050.00 

Jubilee (Model 278) 40 Selec. 

78 RPM 795.00 


EXHIBIT SUPPLY 

Big Bronco I 99 7 AO 

El Toro The Bull 997.50 

Ferdy The Bull 725.00 

Roy Rogers’ Trigger 1,047 A0 

Rudolph The Red Nosed 

Reindeer 725.00 

Rudolph The Red Nosed 

Reinder With Music 775.00 

Pete The Rabbit 725.00 

Pete The Rabbit With Music 775.00 

Twin Pete The Rabbit 725.00 

Rawhide 725.00 

Space Patrol 1,047.50 

Sea Skate 1,047 A0 

Vacumatic Card Vendor 195.00 

GENCO MFG. & SALES CO. 

Shuffle Pool t 675.00 

Match Pool 685.00 

Two Player Basketball 525.00 

DeLuxe Two Player Basket- 
ball With Match Play 550.00 

Super Two Player Basket- 
ball With Match Play 
and Replay 560.00 


D. GOTTLIEB & CO. 

Jockey Club 


.9 364.50 


INTERNATIONAL MUTO. CORP. 

Photomat *53 $2,150.00 

3-D Art Parade, 10-show model 495.00 
3-D Art Parade, 6-show model 395.00 

J. H. KEENEY & CO., INC. 

Electric Cigarette Vendor $ 284A0 

Coin Changer Model 304A0 

Diamond Bowler 675.00 


MARVEL MFG. CO. 

(New Model) Shuffle-Score 

Overhead Scoreboard $ 139 A0 

Wall Type Seoreboards for 
Shnffleboards 95.00 

METEOR MACHINE CORP. 

Flying Saucer $ 715A0 

Hot Rod Racer 715.00 

Pony Boy 517A0 

Rocket 715AO 

Tung-Go (Grip Scale) 149.50 

M. & T. SALES CO., INC. 

Zig-Zag (Counter Game) $ 79.50 

RITEWAY MFG. CO., INC. 

“3 Dimensional Theatre” .... $ 495.00 

“3 D Kiddie Theatre” 495.00 

ROCK-OLA MFG. CORP. 


Model 1436 “Fireball” 78 RPM \ 
Model 1438 “Comet Fireball” 
Phono, 120 Selections, 45 

RPM Only 

Model 1440 “Comet Fireball” 
Playmaster 120 Selections 45 j 
RPM Only 

Model 1546 “Comet Fireball” 
Chrome Wall Box, 120 Selec- ' 

tions 

Model 1608 “Tone-O-Lier” 8"| 

Chandelier Speaker 

Model 1611 “Tonette” 8" Wall ! 
Speaker with Vol. Control 
& Transformer Blonde or 

Mahog 

Model 1906, Remote Volume j 
Control 

J. P. SEEBURG CORP. 

HF-100-G 

3W-1 WaU-O-Matic “100*. . 

MR VC-1 Master Remote 

Volume Control 

CVS4-8 — 8" Wall Speaker Ivory j 

(Teardrop) 

CVS6-8 — 8* Recessed Speaker. 
CVS7-12 — 12" Recessed Speaker 

PS6-1Z Power Supply 

ARA1-L6 Auxiliary Remote 

Amplifier 

A VC-1 Automatic Volume 

Compensator Unit 

Ray-O-Lite “Coon Hunt” 

UNITED MFG. CO. 

Mexico 

Team Shuffle Alley 

DeLuxe Team Shuffle Alley. 
League Shuffle Alley 


& 

ft 


WILLIAMS MFG. CO. 

Special DeLuxe Baseball. 

Super Star Baseball 

Super Pennant Baseball . . 
Major League Baseball . . 
Dealer “21” 


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725.00 

695.00 

715.00 

670.00 


537.50 

574.50 

589.50 
640.00 

364.50 


THE RUDOLPH WURLITZER CO. 


Model “1700” Phonograph . . 
Model “1600-A” Phonograph . 
Model “1650-A” Phonograph . 

Model “1500-A” Phonograph . 
Model “1600” Phonograph . . . 
Model “1650” Phonograph . . . 

Model 5112 — 12" Concealed 

Speaker Hi-Fi 

Model 5112—8" Wall Speaker 
Hi-Fi 

Model 5205 5c-10c-25e Wall 
Box 3 Wire (104 Selections) 
Model 5206 5c-10c-25c Wall 
Box 4 Wire (48 Selections) . 

Model 4851 5c-10c-25c Wall Box 
(48 Selections) 


Model 5204 5c-10c-25c Wall Box 

(104 Selections) 

Model 5100 8' Speaker 

Model 5110 12* DeLuxe Speaker 


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