Sparks Article 9-4-1923
COURTESY HELD ESSENTIAL TO. CIRCUSJUCCESS That is the Belief of Chas. Sparks, Head of Show Which Will be in Alton Friday. Rips Defeat Cubs In Sunday Game Late Inning rallies won for the Rip Van Winkles from th» Alton Cubs In an Alton Municipal League game, Sunday, score 6-1. Until the seventh Inning the Cubsjead, 1 to 0> but errors errors helped the' Rips score 'three In the seventh and two more In -the eighth. Each team had five errors. Extreme courage and ' strategy, coupled with extensive resources and above all la high standard of honesty are necessary assets of a successfu circus proprietor. The- fact tha' less than a score of the owners o large circuses which have touree America during the last century have been successfu), furnlhes ample proo that the business is at least precari ous. None but showmen of mori than ordinary accomplishments have succeeded in thfe branch of entertainment. entertainment. In the past generation shows and titles have changed hands frequently in the circus world for various reasons, which in many Instances Instances have' been Incompetent man* agement and disregard for the welfare welfare of the public. To.day there are but three large .circuses touring America under the management of the" men whoso names they bear, arid the Sparks circus which will exhibit n Alton next Friday is one of the three. For over thirty-five years the Sparks circus has been continually before, the public, always touring its own name and being personally man aged by Us owners. Manager Charles Sparks, under whose guidance the organization has .grown by rapit strides, and several members of the Sparks family travel with, the circus constantly. They are invariably to be found at the-crrcus grounds where they see thatthelr patrons are made comfortable and treated courteously and honestly. Charles Sparks, -who Is recognized in the realm of amusement as on of .its greatest geniuses-has won f Am and fortune from a mbdest beginnipg and furnishes s, brilliant example o what can be achieved by honest, earnest arid steady effort. While addressing his eight hundred employees at d ' banquet tendered him on the thirtyfifth anniversary of the circus* recently, Mr. Sparks said: "Fate has been hind in aiding Cubs .. ..01000000 0—1 3 5 Rip V W .0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 X— 6 10 B Batteries. J. Newcome and A. New* come; Kitchen and Freeman. E News of the Night At a Glance Athens. —Col. Stephen E. Lowe Louis, member of the Re< attached to the Near East of St. Cross, relief at Corfu, reported there were 20 persons killed by the Italian I jombardment- prior .to the occupa- inn of the island, and among the IUH w». v««v •«• i . .. « ...._. _. victims sixteen wore-children from Red Cross orphanage. San Francisco — Characterising- the world court as a "ham string" tribunal without jurisdiction, Senator Senator Hiram Johnson declared In an address that Europe was not interested interested In advice from the United States, "but wants money or men." aid in either The bath tub will not take its vacation vacation until winter. Do your Christmas shopping early and avoid the warning. ' This climate does not always agree with the calendar. IAS. A. KLUNK—Funeral director. me In selecting men and women of Integrity, which constitute our huge family. • No such group of real showfolks to niy mind have ever been essembled. You have loyally •worked with me in • gaining the public's esteem by honesty and hon orable dealings, to which I attribute our success. While our efforts have been soroyally rewarded there is one little word I beg to remind you al that we must not forget. And that 'courtesy'. Courtesy costs absolutely! ., ... _._i 11. AU~ ~..». n *A..t nothing, yet it pays the dividends in the world." greatest!