Gamble-Skogmo Inc. was a conglomerate of retail chains and other businesses, headquartered in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Business operated or franchised by Gamble-Skogmo included Gambles hardware and auto supply stores, Woman's World and Mode O'Day clothing stores, J. M. McDonald department stores, Leath Furniture stores and Buckeye Mart Discount Stores, Howard's Brandiscount Department Stores, Rasco Variety Stores, Sarco Outlet Stores, Toy World, Rasco-Tempo, Red Owl Grocery, Snyder Drug and the Aldens mail-order company. In Canada, retail operations consisted of Macleods Hardware, based in Winnipeg, MB, Stedmans Department Stores, based in Toronto. Gamble-Skogmo carried a line of home appliances, including radios, televisions and freezers, under the Coronado brand name. Born at the end of the 19th century, Bertin Gamble and Philip Skogmo were boyhood friends in Arthur, North Dakota; as young men, they each worked in a variety of jobs. In 1920, they pooled their resources, borrowed some money and purchased the Hudson-Essex automobile agency in Fergus Falls, which they sold in 1921 after acquiring both the Ford and Dodge agencies in that city.
Soon they discovered the sale of auto parts and accessories was the most profitable part of their car dealerships. In March 1925, they opened the first Gamble Auto Supply store in Minnesota. In 1928, they moved their headquarters to Minneapolis. By 1929, the chain consisted of 55 stores in five states. Gamble stores were franchised, by 1939 there were 1,500 Gamble dealers and 300 corporate stores in 24 states. In 1947, Gamble-Skogmo went public with its first offering of common stock. Philip Skogmo died in 1949; the original Gambles store in St. Cloud was so successful that four more stores opened in the Dakotas within ten weeks; the partners decided to incorporate Gamble-Skogmo, Incorporated 1n 1928, shortly thereafter moved the headquarters and central warehousing to Minneapolis. By the end of the year there were 55 Gambles retail outlets in five states. By 1933 they had grown annual corporate sales to $10 million. Franchised dealerships were inaugurated in 1933 and, in 1941, clothing and other "softlines" were added to the staple "hardlines" business, a diversification made necessary by the unavailability of consumer hard goods during World War II.
The corporation went international in 1945 with the acquisition of the 270 Macleod hardlines retail outlets in Western Canada. Gamble-Skogmo went public in 1947, partner Phil Skogmo died in 1949; the company expanded into mass merchandising by forming its Tempo Stores division in 1962, which grew into a chain of 50 discount shopping centers. The following year saw the acquisition of the 286-store Stedmans chain, which operated throughout Canada. In 1964 Gamble-Skogmo entered the catalog merchandising field by acquiring the large Aldens operation, including its life insurance subsidiary. In 1966 Founder's, Incorporated was merged into the corporation, bringing it a women's wear chain, a group of variety stores including Cussins & Fearn and Rasco stores, Buckeye Mart Discount Department Stores. In the same year the corporation acquired the House of Fabrics chain and formed Gambles Import Corporation to direct the purchase of goods made overseas. In 1967 Gamble-Skogmo formed a real estate subsidiary, Gamble Development Company, to develop and lease shopping centers, acquired the 400-store Red Owl supermarket chain, which included 62 Snyder's drug stores.
Between 1969 and 1972 the corporation several leasing business lines, launched Gambles home improvement centers, acquired the 24-store Woman's World clothing chain. From the mid-1940s to the end of the 1970s, Gamble and Skogmo diversified their businesses into many new endeavors, including a discount division, financial services, real estate, retail businesses such as Aldens mail order company, Woman's World Shops, Red Owl Grocery and Snyder Drug stores. At the end of this period of growth, Gamble-Skogmo was the 15th largest retailer in the United States with 4,300 stores and 26,000 employees in 39 states and Canada. In 1977, Bert Gamble retired from the company. In 1978, they attempted a takeover of Washington, D. C.-based retail conglomerate Garfinckel, Brooks Brothers, Miller & Rhoads, Inc. Gamble-Skogmo purchased a 20-percent share from the Joseph R. Harris family, thereby gaining a controlling interest in the conglomerate. A court suit resulted in an agreement that Gamble-Skogmo would not acquire any more stock in Garfinckel.
Gamble served as president and chief executive officer of Gamble-Skogmo, the umbrella firm that controlled the myriad operating companies, into 1963. He continued to serve as chairman of the board of directors and corporate CEO until retiring in September 1977. In 1980, it was sold to the Wickes Corporation of California; the purchase was leveraged, the combined companies struggled, in 1982 Wickes filed for bankruptcy. In the subsequent reorganization, the Gamble-Skogmo empire was sold off in pieces or, in the case of Aldens, closed. In 1986, Bert Gamble died. Following the Wickes' entry into receivership in 1984, the remaining Gamble-Skogmo businesses were returned to a new company formed by five Gambles Division officers, who reincorporated Gamble-Skogmo, Incorporated. Aldens was established in 1889 under the name Chicago Mail Order and Millinery Company and was incorporated in Illinois on December 15, 1902. In 1906 the name of the business changed to Chicago Mail Order Company. In the mid-1930s Aldens expanded its operations through acquisitions.
It acquired the goodwill and mailing lists of M. W. Savage Company of Minneapolis in April 1935, Hamilton Garment of New York in May 19
The Gambler (1995 film)
The Gambler is a 1995 Bollywood suspense action film directed by Dayal Nihalani, a remake of the Malayalam film Aanaval Mothiram. The movie was hit and maintain a classic cult status over the years because of Govinda's comedy scenes. Police Inspector Dayashanker Pandey is a slacker, a man who does not want to put his life under any risk, is quite comfortable sharing tall tales, a desk job. Fate has other plans for him, for whenever he goes on duty outside, he somehow apprehends some criminals or some smuggled goods or drugs, he thus becomes the pride of his division, much to his discomfort. For Dayashanker knows that if he is publicly felicitated, this will put him in the black books of many underworld gangsters, which will rip his comfortable and easy-going life apart. Govinda... Inspector Dayashankar Pandey Shilpa Shetty... Ritu/Radha Aditya Pancholi... Inspector Shiva Gulshan Grover... Contract Killer Billa Meaow Meaow Ali Asgar... Dayashankar's Young Brother Mohan Joshi... Karianna Johnny Lever...
Inspector Havaldar Babulal Tinnu Anand... Tinu/Chhota Rohini Hattangadi... Mrs. Pandey Raj Babbar... Jaichand Saeed Jaffrey... Police Commissioner Avtar Kaushik Sudhir Dalvi... Mr. Pandey Ghanshyam... Havaldar Manmauji... Havaldar Gurbachchan Singh... Inspector Saxena The music of this movie was composed bu Anu Malik; this movie has some popular songs like "Hum Unse Mohabbat Karke", "Meri Marzi" and "Stop that". The Gambler on IMDb Gambler.com The Gambler.com
Ze-Chyou Syuu known as The Acme Collection, is an EP by Japanese singer and songwriter Ringo Sheena. It was released on September 2000 by Toshiba EMI / Virgin Music; the RIAJ certified Ze-Chyou Syuu as a gold certified album for 200,000 copies shipped. After releasing her debut album Muzai Moratorium in February 1999, she toured the album on her six date Senkō Ecstasy tour in April 1999, with her band Gyakutai Glykogen. After finishing the tour, Sheena recorded her second album Shōso Strip. After the recording sessions were finished, Sheena embarked on the four date Manabiya Ecstasy tour performed with Tensai Präparat in November, in which Sheena toured university campuses: Tokai University's Shonan Capus in Hiratsuka, Showa Women's University in Tokyo, Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. After the singles "Honnō", "Gips" and "Tsumi to Batsu", Sheena released Shōso Strip on March 31, 2000, it was a great success, being certified for two million copies shipped to stores by the RIAJ.
From April to June, Sheena embarked on her 16 date third national tour, Gekokujō Xstasy, starting in Utsunomiya and finishing in Morioka, Iwate. In June and July, Sheena toured again, with a band called Hatsuiku Status; the band performed secret lives and they were not publicised."So Cold," "Mellow" and "Fukō Jiman" were first performed at November 2, 1999 at Tokai University's Shonan Campus. "Yattsuke Shigoto" and "Gamble" were first performed on April 17, 2000 on the first date of the Gekokujō Xstasy tour. "Onaji Yoru," a song appearing on Muzai Moratorium, was first performed on April 1, 1999, on the first date of her Senkō Ecstasy tour in Fukuoka. The Hatsuiku Status songs were all brand new, had not been performed before their June and July 2000 tour; the box set was created to look like a medicine case. As the set was composed of 8cm singles, Sheena thought back to the 1980s, the era of 8cm singles and thought of idol Hiroko Mita, who had appeared on many posters for medical products, acting as if her stomach or head hurt.
So for the promotional posters, Sheena stood with her head or stomach in pain, with the Ze-Chyou Syuu case advertised on top, as if it were medicine. The set is composed of each featuring a performance from a different band. Disc 1 features performances by Gyakutai Glykogen from Gekokujō Xstasy. Disc 2 is a collection of studio recordings with Tensai Präparat. Sheena intended for these to be live recordings from their Manabiya Tour, but as the sound quality was not what she wanted, she decided to re-record them. Disc 3 contains three songs from the Hatsuiku Status: Gokiritsu Japon tour. Two of the songs were given mojibake titles in the Ze-Chyou Syuu booklet: "Onaji Yoru" was written as Jｪﾁ~ｯじo？ｳ, "So Cold" as 喪@CINコ瑠ヲュWァ. "Yattsuke Shigoto" from given a music video to promote the release. It was shot on the day of the dress rehearsal of the one-night stand live Zazen Ecstasy performed at Kaho Theater of Iizuka-shi, Fukuoka in 2000. All extras playing spectators in the theater were her fans, they were chosen from her fans who drew a blank in the lottery of the live ticket.
The parody of the news report of the various countries in the world at the beginning is used as the introduction part of the music of different arrangement recorded in her third album Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana. In 2006, "Yattsuke Shigoto" was covered by Kera and the Synthesizers on their third album Tonari no Onna. All lyrics written by Ringo Sheena. All songs played by each band. Disc1: Gyakutai Glycogen Ringo Sheena - vocals, electric guitar: Junji Yayoshi - electric guitar Seiji Kameda - electric bass guitar Makoto Minagawa - synthesizer, keyboard instrument Masayuki Muraishi - drumsDisc2: Tensai Praeparat Ringo Sheena - vocals, electric guitar Makoto Totani - electric guitar Eikichi Iwai - electric bass guitar, theremin Hisashi Nishikawa - DrumsDisc3: Hatsuiku Status Ringo Sheena - vocals, electric bass guitar Junko Murata - electric bass guitar Hisako Tabuchi - electric guitar Yasunobu Torii - electric bass guitar Yuka Yoshimura - Drums
The Gambler (Prokofiev)
The Gambler is an opera in four acts by Sergei Prokofiev to a Russian libretto by the composer, based on the story of the same name by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Prokofiev had decided on this story as an operatic subject in 1914, the conductor Albert Coates, of the Mariinsky Theatre, encouraged Prokofiev to compose this opera and assured him of a production at that theatre. Prokofiev wrote the opera in piano score between November 1915 and April 1916, completed the orchestration in January 1917. Vsevolod Meyerhold was engaged as stage director. However, in the wake of the 1917 February Revolution, that production never occurred; the opera did not receive its first performance until 1929, after it had been extensively revised, at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels. Prokofiev prepared an orchestral suite based on the opera in 1931; the Bolshoi Opera performed the opera at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1975, but the Met did not mount its own first production until March 2001. The original version of the opera was staged in 2001 at the Bolshoi Theatre, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
Place: Roulettenburg, a fictional European spa resort Time: The 1860s In the Grand Hotel garden, tutor to the General's family, meets Polina, the General's ward, in debt to the Marquis. Alexei loves Polina, informs her that he observed her directions to pawn her jewelry and gamble with the funds. However, he lost the money; the General is enamoured of the much younger demimondaine Blanche, enters with her, the Marquis and Mr Astley, an Englishman. When asked about his losses, Alexei says, he is chided that someone of his modest income should not gamble, but Alexei dismisses the idea of saving money with a caustic diatribe. Astley invites Alexei to tea; the General receives a telegram from "Babulenka" in Moscow. The General is hoping that Babulenka will die soon so that he can inherit her money and marry Blanche. Polina is frustrated. While Alexei continues to protest that he loves her, she wonders if he has any other interest than greed; the General interrupts their conversation. Polina challenges Alexei to prove his love, to see if he would do anything for her, by making a pass at a German Baroness sitting in the park.
Alexei does this, to the anger of the Baron. In the ensuing fuss, the Baron and Baroness leave. In the hotel lobby, the General reproaches Alexei for his actions. Alexei is unrepentant, upon; the General tries to obtain the help of the Marquis in preventing any appearance of a scandal. Mr. Astley enters, explains to Alexei the General's concerns. Blanche had earlier asked the Baron for a loan; because of the high social status of the Baron and Baroness, the General is keen to avoid any sense of impropriety. Astley further explains that the General cannot propose to Blanche until he receives his share of the inheritance from Babulenka. Alexei begins to think that once Polina receives her own share of the inheritance, the Marquis will attempt to win her over; the Marquis appears on the General's behalf. Alexei is contemptuous to the Marquis, until the Marquis produces a note from Polina, which calls on Alexei to stop behaving like a schoolboy. Alexei leaves in anger; the Marquis tells the Blanche that he was successful in subduing Alexei.
The General predicts Babulenka's death that same evening, but afterward, her voice is heard, as she has arrived at the hotel, in good health. She greets Alexei and Polina with some affection, but at once she sees through the General and the others, she says that she has overcome her illness and plans to recuperate, gamble, at the spa. At the casino, Babulenka has been losing her money at the roulette tables, ignoring all pleas to stop; the General sees his chances with Blanche diminish. After the Marquis tells just how much Babulenka has lost, the General suggests to summon the police but The Marquis dissuades him. Alexei arrives, the General and the Marquis ask for his help to halt Babulenka's gambling losses. Prince Nilsky, another potential suitor to Blanche arrives and further enumerates Babulenka's losses; the General collapses and runs into the casino. Blanche departs with Nilsky. Alexei wonders of what will happen after Babulenka's financial losses. Babulenka and depleted of funds, wants to go home to Moscow.
Babulenka declines. The General bewails his own loss of Blanche to Nilsky. In his hotel room, Alexei finds Polina; the Marquis says he is selling General's properties mortgaged to him, but will forgive fifty thousand for Polina's sake, Marquis will consider their relationship as over. Polina feels this paying her off as an insult and wish she had fifty thousand to fling at Marquis's face. Alexei is deliriously pleased. Rushing to the casino, Alexei has a run of good luck, winning twenty times in a row and breaking the bank. After an entr'acte, the other patrons continue to talk about Alexei's run. Alexei returns to his room, yet he continues to hear the voices of the croupiers and the other gamblers, he becomes aware of Polina, waiting for him. He offers her funds to pay the Marquis back, she refuses and asks whether he loves her. Whe
Gambling is a 1929 play by George M. Cohan. After initial performances in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Brooklyn, the play opened at the Fulton Theatre on Broadway from August 26, 1929 until January 1930, for 152 performances, it was made into a movie in 1934. Harry Lillford as Sheridan Harold Healy as Connelly George M. Cohan as Draper Robert Middlemass as Freelock Dan Carey as Lewis Neil Stone as Carlysle Isabel Baring as Dorothy Douglas McPherson as Braddock Mary Philips as Mazie Charles Johnson as Brennan Kathleen Niday as Marie Theodore Newton as Gaylor Ernest Fox as Martin Mark Sullivan as Mason William Gillard as Buddy Mary Fox as Maid Jack Williams as Captain Jack Leslie as Knowles Duke Keeley as Wayne Joseph Halsey as Attendant Irving Jackson as Messenger Lydia McMillan as Mrs. Cromley Edward F. Namary as Chief Jane Thomas as Miss Daly Gambling at the Internet Broadway Database Gambling Playbill at Playbillvault.com
Gambler (board game)
Gambler is a board game made by Parker Brothers in 1975. A redesigned version of the game was released in 1977; the game is now out of print, the US trademark on the game was cancelled in 1983. Source: Gambler official rulesThe game consists of players taking turns rolling dice to move around the game board. Events giving players a chance to win money can happen when a player lands on a space, draws cards, or rolls doubles; the object of the game is to be the first player to win $1,000 of in-game money. Some contests in the game use a special "Dice Shaker", a device containing six dice with an area to shuffle the dice and a narrow handle that holds each of the dice in a line. In these contests, all players make some type of bet and a player shakes the Dice Shaker and moves the dice into the handle; the order of the dice in the handle determines. Gambler at BoardGameGeek
Gamble Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Gamble Township is a township in Lycoming County, United States. The population was 854 at the 2000 census, it is part of Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gamble Township was formed from parts of Lewis and Cascade Townships on January 30, 1875. An election of the citizens of the proposed township was 152-0 in favor of its creation; the drive for the formation of Gamble Township was led Ira Parker, Abraham Swartz, J. C. Green, they gathered the necessary signatures. Their petition was presented to Judge James Gamble; the results of the balloting were certified by Judge Huston Hepburn. The township is named for the judge; the first settler in Gamble Township was John Rose. Rose was born in Scotland in 1772, he settled in what is now Gamble Township. Rose was accompanied to the valley by is first wife and a man named Andrew Tulloh. Rose and Tulloh did not remain in the valley, they both moved to Williamsport in their years. The departure of John Rose did not bring about the end of agricultural development in Gamble Township.
New settlers, a majority of them Germans, continued to clear Rose Valley. Here they established dairy orchards, some of which are thriving today. Salt mining and the lumbering were the primary industries found in Gamble Township during the mid-to-late 19th century. Several salt mines were built within the township. Thousands of acres of old-growth forest were cleared to meet the demands for lumber during the lumber era that swept throughout Pennsylvania. Williamsport, just south of Gamble Township, was known at the "Lumber Capital of the World." Today Gamble Township is a rural area with scattered dairy farms and family homes. The population has risen by just 100 since the 1890 census when count stood at 754. Gamble Township is bordered by Lewis Township to the northwest, Cascade Township to the north, Plunketts Creek Township to the east and southeast, Hepburn and Eldred Townships to the south; as the crow flies, Lycoming County is about 130 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 165 miles east-northeast of Pittsburgh.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.2 square miles.45.5 square miles of it is land and 0.6 square miles of it is water. Rose Valley Lake is a reservoir; the fish and waters of the lake are managed by the Pennsylvania Boat Commission. The lake is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, its primary use is recreational game fishing. The lake is open for recreational fishing on a year-round basis. Ice fishing is permitted; the most common game species of fish in the lake are, largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch, chain pickerel and walleye. The lake is five miles east of U. S. Route 15 and Pennsylvania Route 14, it can be reached by taking Trout Run Mountain Road to Rose Valley Mountain Road. As of the census of 2000, there were 854 people, 320 households, 254 families residing in the township; the population density was 18.8 people per square mile. There were 382 housing units at an average density of 8.4/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 99.65% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population. There were 320 households, out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.6% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals, 6.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.02. In the township the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males. The median income for a household in the township was $39,028, the median income for a family was $42,054. Males had a median income of $31,705 versus $20,000 for females; the per capita income for the township was $18,867. About 8.1% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over