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WANTED – A MILLION-DOLLAR RIDE (Jun, 1945)

WANTED – A MILLION-DOLLAR RIDE

by Harold S. Kahm

Invent a new amusement for the thrill-hungry public and make a fortune.

WOULD you like to make $100,000.00? .You can do it by inventing a new and successful amusement riding device. The average amusement park or carnival patron, swooping madly through the air in the whirling car of a Flying Scooter, or plunging down the breathtaking curves of a mammoth roller coaster, has one supreme thought in the back of his mind: “This is wonderful! Now let’s have something new!”

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HE TAKES PEOPLE FOR A RIDE (Jul, 1956)

HE TAKES PEOPLE FOR A RIDE

Bill Schmidt keeps them thrilled and safe at Chicago’s Riverview, world’s largest amusement park.

By Stan Holden

EVERY year nearly 2,000,000 persons go to Chicago’s Riverview Park to have fun. One individual, however—a husky six-footer named William B. Schmidt—goes there to have trouble.

It’s part of his job. As vice-president and superintendent of Riverview, Schmidt is ringmaster and chief trouble-shooter of the world’s largest amuse- ment park. He runs 72 acres of neon-lighted, gaily-painted thrill-and-skill attractions valued at approximately $8,-000,000. That adds up to a huge cash investment for the sprawling playland.

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