Sparks Doownie 9-2-1937
The Butters Troupe of high wire artists are the heart-stopping: sensation that will thrill when Downie Brothers Circus conies here on Tuesday, September 7. With the coming of the 1 I)owni< Bros. Circus on ''Mesday, September 7, comes a circus Impresario who is one of the best informed men in the country on current events. This i.s none other than Charles Sparks, the veteran circus owner and manager who has placed circus life in the Northern hemisphere upon its highest pinnacle. Mr. Sparks believes in system and discipline and one finds them sticking out like bumps on a log around the Downie Bros. Circus. The .proverbial stiek-to-it-iveness, pro- gressivencss and circus intuition have .always stood Mr. Sparks in good fctead. All things of a weighty matter, and all things trivial pass through JMi. Sparks' hands. He judges them accordingly and nine times out of ten, and often ten times out of ten he is correct. He ;has been through the Show mill from Alpha to Omega, and ' when he molds some destiny for the Downie Bros. Circus interest he invariably plans for the best there is in true, typical form of American Cir- cusdom. • The eternal cry of the circus goer is for something new, so the management must respond with briskness to retain popularity and patronage for this traveling institution. To accomplish it they balk at no effort or pecuniary outlay. Kindness has superseded brutality in the circus. The app«'al is for ;\ puiili' nither than a frown of fear. Nowhere is thin better shown than in the Lent that shi.-l- ter.s the menagerie, (ie.ntle.ness und cultivation of friendship arc part of the game since Mr. Sparks put bis "kindness to animals campaign" upon nn economic basis. Downii! Hros. Circus is a traveling congress of skill and kindness. Kvery school boy and girl in the land knows that tho rirt-iiK is a national institution. So it i.s no wonder the elation of the k'dciiea knows no hound when they know the circus is to be in their city. "Once seen never forgotten" goes for the Downie Bros. Circus this year as it spells the hst word in circus realm. Lee Ordered Held On Assault Charge Burlington, Sept. 2.—Following a hearing late Tuesday afternoon before Justice of the Peace L. A. Lutterloh, 21-year-old Hobart Lee, of Haw River, was brjund over to Superior court under $l,, r )00 bond on a charge of assault with intent to coin-, mit criminal assault. The accusation was brought against I/ee by Nadine Foster, 10, of Kimes street.' Does a senator or a governor sit j down first at the supper table, especially when they are married?—• Montgomery Advertiser.