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The Ogden standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, July 20, 1916, PIONEER CELEBRATION EDITION, Image 14

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I , .. 14 THE OGcY '
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J 'I You can bank on the
j- Bank Smokery
f f as being a place of first class
ji amusement, catering only to
I t those who appreciate clean
' . ' entertainment.
I ' ' It is here where congre
' " gate the jolliest crowd in
'( townthose people known as
1 "GoodFeHows"
' , p If you're a good fellow
I b ' you're invited to join with us.
' Pocket Billiard Tables,
jj Cigars, Candies, Soft
i i Drinks, Fishing Tackle
j and Bowling in the Fall
I- and Winter.
I 2313 Wash.
I! The origin of billiards is unknown.
1 . As far back as 30 B. C. when Anthony
J . and Cleopatra were making them
selves notorious, billiards seems to
have been a popular pastime. (Shaps
i peare's "Anthony and Cleopatra," act
L 11, scene 5.)
Billiards was brought into this
country by the Spaniards who settled
in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1565, and
since then has numbered many of our
leading men and women as its pa
trons. Many of our presidents from
George Washington's time on have
played the game in the billiard parlor
of the executive mansion.
In 1S40, J. M. Brunswick, who op
erated a small furniture repair shop
in Cincinnati, Ohio, began to manu
facture billiard tables, practically all
of which were then Imported. The
r r
i Billiard and Bowling
I Equipments
hi For T
i I Clubs, Residences
! and Public Use
I BrunswieK
I ( Tables and Alleys
jl 1 Make Satisfied
s I Customers
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Most Delightful Indoor Sport 1
Amusement ranks high among
the Better Element The
Billiard Game Is Fast
Coming Into Its Own.
Billiards 2000 Years Old
Time of Caesar and
The great American game of pocket
billinrds has had a long and interest
ing past, having passed through suc
cessive stages until today it has the
greatest following of any sport.
The modern table with felt clothes
and rubber cushions is an American
creation, having been perfected in
this country in the past 25 years.
Billiards has always been a gen
tleman's game, and still is. Although
in our own western country, until a
few years ago, the game, like every
thing else in a new country, Was
abused. Here in years past it was
I termed "pool," and the tables were
usually located in dives and saloons,
and were used for cheap gambling
. i
But with the march of civilization
things havo changed. The people
took qn the more cultured life of the
east, gambling ceased, saloons were
regulated, and to the surprise of our
eastern friends, life in the wost is
following closely the standards of the
far east.
Thus It was with pocket billiards.
Divorced from the saloons, and gam
bling being prohibited in all forms
the game has flourished. It has be
come once more the "Gentleman's
Game," and is played only for what
it was meant for, amusement pur
poses only.
Every evening one can see both our
young and old men hammering away
in one of the several high-class estab
llshments in Ogden reaping health
ful exercise and mind rest in the
enjoyable relaxation of a game of bil
liards. Along with billiards comes bowling
cleanest of all red-blooded sports
always popular since Rip Van Win
kle watched the "old Dutch" piny the
game in the Catskili mountains. Bow
ling holds forth the year round in Og
den and is a dominant factor in the
health and huskiness of our people.
business flourished. At first only the
6x12 English pocket tables were made
later the small French carom tables
were built. At this time Julius Balke
was the owner of the Great Western
Billiard Table manufactory, also lo
cated at Cincinnati. In 1S59 he was
taken into partnership with the
Brunswick people.
By 1880, H. W. Collender, a billiard
manufacturer of New York City, had
Joined what was called The Bruns-wick-Balke-Collender
This company has grown steadily
from that day to this. It has fur
nished a large part of the world's
present billiard and bowling equip
ment and has been the leading fac
tor In the development of the game
to the high position it now holds. The
history of billiards and bowling in
America Is largely a history of this
progressive firm.
For nearly a thousand years bowl-
lng has been popular in England,
Scotland, France, Germany and Hol
I land, but it appears that it first was
played in England out of doors, and,
in parts of Britain it is still played
on the turf. The Dutch founders of
' New York had their bowling green,
which is still one of the parks of the
lower part of Manhattan Island.
The old game, of course, was much
different from the modern game, and
it appears- that in the twelfth cen
tury there was no pins at all, the
players merely trying to see who
could cast round stones nearest a
mark. But in the following centuries,
the present day game was evolved.
Bowling is not a matter of strength,
although, as In golf, one can bowl as
strenuously or as gently as he pleases.
. It is a scientific game. It is like
billiards in a way. It Is the curve
one puts on the ball which really
"You never saw a bowler who had
appendicitis, rheumatism or suffered
from insomnia," declared a bowler
for the past fifteen years, who previ
ous to taking up the game suffered,
from rheumatism every winter.
The number of women bowlers is
increasing year by year.
Bowling is not only a splendid phy
sical exercise, (but it Is also among
the 'best mental recreational activi
ties. A billiard game will soothe those
wrinkles in your brain cells. If Mac
beth had. been a billiard player he
nvruiuui. nuiiivu U.UUU.L LUfcJ
"raveled sleeve of care." He would
havo called Lady Macbeth for a so
ciable game of billiards, and the two
would have forgotten all about their
troubles and the play would have
ended, differently maybe there
wouldn't have been any play. Golf
is a mental stimulant; billiards is a
mental sedative. Golf quickens the
mind; billiards rests it.
Balkllne Billiards has a new apos
tle and strange as It may appear he
comes from Australia. Anyone who
Is pessimistic as to the future of the
balk-line game In this country, will
speedily ho convinced to the contrary
after a few minutes conversation with
R B;M,e,njaram' manaEer of Cham
pion Willie Hoppe.
Coming to this country two seasons
ago in charge of Melbourne Inman,
world s champion at English billiards
Benjamin toured the country with the
famous Britisher and Willie Hoppe
It was on this tour he got an Insight
into the wonderful skill of the Am
erican champion and as soon as In
man returned home he signed with
The result -was-one of the mostsuc
cessful tours in the history of tho
. game. With Kojl Yamada as his
partner Hoppe appeared in over 200
exhibitions, the trip extending as far
as Honolulu. Hoppe's work on this
tour was phenomenal as he had a
grand average of 59 for GG.000 points.
Commenting on the feats perform
ed by the champion, Benjamin said:
"I do not think anyone knows what
Hoppe Is capablo of with the excep
tion of himself and I do not bellevo
he has by any means reached the
height of his career."
"In Connecticut after Willie had
mado a big run on his second turn at
the table, I said to him, 'why don't
you make a big run from the pot?'
"All right," rcspondod tho cham
pion, "tomorrow night I will run the
game out." The next night at Hart
ford he ran 400 points.
On another occasion the party by
catching a train at 9:20 could get an
additional match. It was 8:10 when
Hoppe was notified of this fact "You
go to the hotel and pack my things
and have a taxi waiting for me and
1 1 will make the train," said Hoppe.
Playing with wonderful speed, the
New York marvel scored his 400
points In 46 minutes and caught the
train with 9 minutes to spare.
Hoppe never let down to Yamada,
the little Jap being able to win only
a few of their games. Once Yamada
Wfic rmintr fn3t-nnH it InrtlrrvrJ on IP n
could win. He needed only a few
points and Hoppe whispered to Ben
jamin, "If he misses I will beat him."
Tho Jap missed and Hoppe ran out
with a break of 99.
There seems no limit to his possi
bilities and Manager Benjamin is con
vinced that balkline as played by
Hoppe is a more attractive game to
tho spectators than three cushion car
oms. As for Hoppe, he believes that the
1S-2 game is by far the best ever de
vised and will not pay any attention
to the other forms of play which from
time to time are being suggested.
Next season Hoppe will tour with
Charley Peterson of St. Louis,
"Chick" Wright of San Francisco, for
mer amateur champion, and Young
Jake Schaeffer. In signing up Young
Jake, Hoppe is repaying some of the
debt he owed to Wizard Jake Schaef
fer. Hoppe attributes most of his
skill to the advice he received from
the elder Schaeffer and so will take
his son under his wing.
Young Schaeffer already has shown
great skill and a season on the road
with Champion Hoppe should put him
close to the champion In the ranking
of the great billiard masters.
01dest in the "Game" and
Is Well Known
Howard Goddard, proprietor of the
Bank Smokery, has been in the cigar
and pocket billiard business for many
years. Established first on Twenty
fifth street, near Washington, years
ago, he has grown with the city until
at the present time he has one of the
beBt cigar, soft dr'nks" and pocket
billiard trades in Ogden.
It has been through meeting the
public more than half way and adher
ing to strictly business principles
that has enabled him to win this suc
cess. Through years of price-cutting
and other unfair competition, he is
the only one of the early pioneers who
is still left with the game, which
fact speaks for Itself of the popular
ity of the man and his business.
Speaking of the game, Mr. Goddard
said: "Yes, It is constantly getting
(better. That is, in two ways, more
of the public are catering to the game
and the moral of It 's also better.
You know once the game was abused;
that is, saloons, etc., had tables and
we all received a black eye for that
cause, but since that evil was abol
ished I think It has flourished. I think
we're running the movies now a close
race for Indoor amusement popularity."
"Yessah! Brudder Tump sho flog
ged me, and flogged me plenty! He
knocked me down and drug me around
and beat and mauled me twell muh
tongue hung out"
"What yo all gwine to do 'bout it,
sah?" i
"Do? What kin I do? De gen'le
man done disavow de whole incident!"
Read the Classified Ads. '
E. H. Herman, manager of the I
Bowling and Billiard Parlors, 2473 U
Washington avenue, known to all the
boys as "DennV" says we're going
forward In leaps and bounds. c
Nevor wns the game better in Og- j
den. Every evening in the summer
they crowd in our cool basement and
"fill" the tables. Most all of the 5
players are from the youngor set J
18 to 30 years old and a jolly, good, I
clean crowd they are. Healthy and jj
"straight" Of course, you seldom see - 5
round-shouldered billiard players. '
But these boys are here for healthy j
exercise and recreation, and they get a
it, too. 3
They come all hours of the day. S
Tho atmosphere is exceedingly cool i
and comfortablo during these hot g
days and besides if you play a close
game with a companionable partner
it adds zost to life and rests tho
nerves and body.
As for bowling, that's a game for j
tho red-blooded fellows it adds the
nerve and energy that keeps you going '
at top speed without a whimper about
fatigue. It's sure a health giver. Ever
see or hear of a bowler with appendi
citis? No. Well, take it from me :
bowlers don't have appendicitis Get
the bowling and billiard habit it's
the cleanest sport extant. i
A Clean House and a Clean
Game Well Re
warded. Baker's Billiard Room, at 2452
Grant avenue, Ogden, Is not the larg
est billiard room in Ogden, but it-is
really the best. One 5x10 carom bil
liard table, and six 510 pocket tables.
We do not conduct a "pool hall," but
a respectable billiard room, for re
spectable people. We do not allow
any intoxicating liquors nor Intoxi
cated persons in the house. Our
tables and equipment are as good as
any you can find and much better than
you can find in any public room or
club in Ogden. We work on our
tables every day, and do not allow
them to run down and get out of
shape. We solicit the patronage of
players who really know when they
get a good table and equipment.
There Is no moral reason why any
business man, professional man,
working man, or farmer should not
find a pleasure in playing at Baker's
Billiard Room.
utah mm
Skeleton of Mammoth Dino- j
saur Now in Carnegie Mu-
seum Dwarfs Others
in Size. i
Utah also can boast of a prehistoric jj
past. i
The recent discovery of a mammoth
dinosaur in the "Uintah Basin, near
Vernal, although looked upon as com- 1
praratively insignificant at the time, H
Is now stirring the pulse of the
scientific world and causing archaeo-
loglsts and geologists to sit up and
take notice. Egypt with her pyramids i
and ancient Babylon wltu her Biblical
history having nothing to present to I
attract more atention them the 1
skeleton of the Utah mastadon, which 1
is on record as being tho largest one f
ever unearthed. " i
The skelton was unearthed by ex-
cavators working under the direction 1
Billiard and Pocket Billiard Tables, I I
Repairs and Billiard Supplies. I 1
We can sell you New Tables, New Balls, ,New Cues, I I
New Cloth, New Markers everything new cheaper I I
than you can buy an old, second-hand table. We sell all
good new table set up ready for, use any place in Ogden I I
for $1 75.00, and it is better than other tables being sold in I I
this territory for $250.00. Purchasers will do well to I I
see me and get prices before buying. 1 I
2452 Grant Ave., Ogden, Utah. - I I
(j 1 ti n tSifi Sosf'T
Ogden's newest and best place 1 1
of amusement. 8
To this place the K
Because it represents what is I
best in Ogden in the line of i 1
Pocket Billiards. Tables newly I I
covered new cushions new I I
cues rooms remodeled and en I
larged new paper direct and I M
indirect lighting. jfl
Cigars, Candy and Soft Drinks R I
in Connection. I
326 25th St. I I
of E. C. LaRue, engineer and geolog
ist, connected with the government
service, a little more than a month
ago, and now reposes in the Carnegie
museum in Pittsburg, where today It
is the marvel of thousands, who enter
the museum to see the wonders of
the world representative of all ages.
The skeleton of the Utah mastadon,
according to Mrs. Robert Spangler, of
Salt Lake, who passed through the
"Smoky City" on the return from a
recent trip to New York, is of such
gigantic proportions that It dwarfs the
skelton of a similar specimen occup E.
lng a place alongside in the museum. r
The novel star-finder of a Shanghai f-
inventor has the form of a parasol, f-
When the parasol Is opened and Its
stick is pointed toward Polaris the
stars and constcillations charted upon
Its covering are found to have the
same relative positions ns in the sky H
overhead, so that finding the celestial Mj
objects is easy. H
Read the Classified Ads. R
Bowling & Billard Parlors I
Coolest in Summer I
Warmest in Winter
14 Tables 2 Bowling Alleys I
. . 1 i
Bowling and I '
Billard Parlors
Basement 2473 Wash. I '
HERMAN, Mgr. 1

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