FAIRMOUNT PARK IS OPENED FOR SEASON.
Attendance Record Broken on First Day; Concessions Draw Well.
The amusement park season in Kansas City began yesterday when Fairmount park started on its summer cycle. Despite the threatening weather of the morning the sun came out brightly in the afternoon, and with it came throngs of pleasure seekers. By 7 o'clock last night the park's attendance record had been shoved up several notches and at closing time the turnstiles registered several thousand admissions more than on any previous opening day.
The crowds patronized all concessions freely. Probably the band concerts in the amphitheater and the balloon races over the lake received the most attention. The studio of the Fairmount Feature Film company was one of the places of greatest interest. Several special scenes were photographed for the opening crowds. It was the first opportunity many had had of witnessing the production of a "movie." The dance pavilion, Fairmount Inn, and the children's playgrounds were largely patronized.
The sea beach was not opened yesterday on account of the cool weather, but boating was popular. Fairmount Park is to be managed this year by Sam Benjamin, formerly of Electric park.