Sparks Purchase Robinson 1-6-1937
REPORTTM Charles Sparks of Georgia Said to Have Purchased Show from Ringlings Peru. Ind., Jan. 5--(Tribune Special)--Sale of the John Robinson circus by the Rlngling interests Charles Sparks, of Macon, G/t., reported by usually authoritative sources here today following a conference held here between Mr. Sparks and Frank Pendnr, of York, a Ring-ling: corporation executive. Included in the reported deal is Mir.- to Mr. Sparks of the title "Sparks Brothers Circus", which u-Â«.Â« acquired from Sparks by the American Circus corporation of Peru in 1928, and in turn sold to the RinsrliriK concern in 1629. f t wna reported that the John Robinson cii'ou* will bo put on road Rnin next spring for the f time in six years, but probably from Peru. Thf reported sale is said to have included some equip- mom of the Robinson Â«how which hns been stored at the Peru winter quarters, but it was believed tha thia would be moved to Macon On., where is located the winte quarters of Downio Brothers Cir cue, which Mi'- Sparks has been operatlns for several years, Mr, Sparks was quoted 03 say Ing that "Mr. Gumpertz (Sam Gumpertz, head of tho Blngllng Brothers interests) and I will have Â«. complete statement of details for publication in a short time.'