Sparks Clown Story 5-4-1938
THE CIRCUS COMING MAY 11 IS REAL HARBINGER FOR SPRINGTIME Hurry La Pearl,'ore nt Ihp boss clowns of Douiiie Bros. Circus conclave of fun has been 'trotijiing' since 1803, oldest funster in circusdom. Starting out in- the circus world as a clown at the old London Hippodrome, Harry La Pearl made his first debute and has been making youngsters as well as oldsters con- vulge in laughter ever since. This is his forty-fifth season as a clown, he says there is no ^better vocation and it has been his life enjoyment to see kiddies laugh at his mirth provoking antics: often times he has seen men whose record for not 'breaking a smile in years' get. what is often termed the 'old belly-laugh; But, Harry is not the only clown coming to Indiana with the all.new Charles Sparks, managed Downie Bros. Circus on Tuesday, May 11 but there is a contingent of 25 various comics, each one a master o'f his own style of jesting. Amongst the cong- vess of clown ambassadors is, the famous 'Lorette' the only woman circus clown in the circus world; Eddie 'Bozo' Keck, who has made the crown heads of Europe roar in laughter on his recent lour of Italy, Spain, Japan and through the Orient. Roy Leonhard, who specializes in being the 'only one-man baseball team in captivity' his riotous panlo- moslmime of baseball is without .a doubt the most original clown stunt •ever devisad. On down the long list of funsters, is the finest and greatest in circusdome all gathered togethor by the king of shbwdom. Charles Sparks who has also assembled the best animal acts, tha most outstanding aerialist sensations, the finest trained horses, champion arcobatic troupes, wizards of the wire and hundreds upon hundreds of the best, available.stars to take-part in his all" new and greater circus edition for 1938, truly the most modern tented institution in all the world. ' Two performances are scheduled on the Carter Street Circus Grounds at 2 and 8 p. m., the main entrance opening one hour earlier to enable everyone sufficient time to inspect the double menagerie o£ zoological wonders and secure the best seats.