Sparks Article 4-12-1931
GIRGUSTOBEIN BLUEFIELD MAY 4 Brilliant Street Parade Will Bi Big Feature Of Downie Brothers Circus; Orders Are Placed For Supplies Fred C. Kllgore. contracting agent of Downie brothers' drcua, spent yesterday In the city making arrangements for the appearance ot that circus here'on Monday, May 4. The Downie brothers* show, whlcb Is under the personal management of Charles Sparks, "veteran showman. Is said to be the largest circus on the road that stilt retains tha oW- Ume street parade. Kllgore stated that he experlonoeff little dlfflculty in making arrange, ments for the large ordera for meat» bread, mlllr and groceries to feed the large circus family as well as the feed tor the many animals. He said that the dlffloulty was In flnd- Ing- a circus lot large enough to accommodate the show with Its large main tent, managerie. cooking tents, etahles, dressing rooms, etc. The bni-postlng cars will arrlv* In Blufleld within a short time to place their brilliant circus posters on the billboards and in thS windows. The city council has granted permits for the showing of the circus and for the street parade, which will take place at noon on show day.