Sparks Article 5-5-1931

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Sparks Article 5-5-1931 - CIRCUS_PLEASES Show Is New, And Clean And Is In...
CIRCUS_PLEASES Show Is New, And Clean And Is In Keeping With Reputation Established By Charles Sparks, Famed Showman The Downle Brothers circus, a large motorized show, under the management ot Charles Sparks, for many years well and favorably known through this section, ex hlhlted to two large crowds here yesterday. Everything; about the show was new and clean, and the performance was a very enjoyahlo one and was in keeping with the reputation which has followed Mr. Sparks through his circus career for clean and wholesome entertainment. The employes of the show were attentive and courteous, and every ono who visited either of the performances was pleased. The admission prices had been reduced to 25 and 50 cenl$ tor the first, time since the war, but the show was not weakened. There was a menagerie of nsual size, three ringB ot novel and spectacular acts, several bands and the always welcome calliope. It Is ono of the few bit- shows giving a street parade and I,*.* made a big hit with the people of Bluefield. Schools convened an hour earlier yesterday morning in order that they might dismiss at noon and give the children an opportunity to witness the parade, and accompany their parents to the afternoon performance. A band concert was given while the; crowd assembled on the circus grounds and crowded into the big tent. The performing elephant*, • dogs, goats and monkeys, and the educated horses and ponlwi were above ' the average, especially the elephants. The Morales family were features and everything they did was of the sensational order. Felix turned fifty ; bacTc somersalts on a rubber topped tattle, and did a somersault on the wire as well as a head slide down a cable from the top of the tent. Pedro and Concha Morales also wero seen in "similar feats and Theresa made everyone gaap as she turned oomer- satilts to heel and ankle catches on the trapeze. The Larklns juggled furniture as •they ascended and descended a flight of stairs and the Ralph Ario were sensational acrobats, one of thdm making a double somersault to a iehair on the shoulders of his partnor. The show left Tor Beekley at an early hour today,

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  1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
  2. 05 May 1931, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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