Sparks Downie P2 5-13-1931
GOOD EVENING FOLKS (Continued from Page Four) give you this from the Marietta, Ohio paper: A circus that deserves to be among the best that has been licre In years, though not as large as some, was witnessed by several thousand persons Saturday afternoon and evening when Downie Brothers presented their 1931 show at the fair grounds. Although a drizzling rain in the morning kept away who would have come to clly for th* clrcra. thÂ» afternoon performance brought oat a crowd that filled three-quarters ol the seating capacity under the big top. And again in the evening there i large crowd on hand. The of everyone seemed to 6e thit Charles Sparks, the master showman, who has visited Marietta times with his circuses, had organ- ized lor the present season one of the cleverest tented shows on tour. What Downie Bros, show lacks size is made up in the quality acts that feature the two hour program offered. A street parade over the business district at noon had given the crowds that gathered a !?ood idea of what was in store tiie fair grounds but it is safe to say that few expected as high circus performance as it was their pleasure to witness here Saturday. The Downie Bros, show that here last season had been rejuvenated and a good job was done of In the flrst place It has been doubled in size and now has a menagerie that in many respects is-n"= creditable as that to be found i-irger circuses. There were 14 Tilled with healthy specimens and Bve elephants *nd four camels.