Sparks Downie 10-14-1938

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C sister, her til on ignorance the mother-in-law theii into Chi- ago "I new Chinese of a but in Watkins, who invocation Dyess, Mrs. Irene REVIEWER FINDS FIRST CIRCUS OF SEASON PUASIN6 Sparks Downie Porformtrs Excel! in All Aspects of Performance By ERNEST-SMITH . : Greenville's first circus of the sea- 1 son yesterday proved a most pleasing one, because i t ' w a s popular Charles Sparks, who brought the Downie Brothers Circus into the' city for .two performances. Charlie Sparks lias been coming to Greenville at irregular intervals for a quarter of a century and who know Charlie were set for a goodshow--and they got it. We sat with Harry Mack (whom Greenville people remember as Harry March when he managed the Urand Opera House in its heyday of stellar stage shows in the early part of the' century) and chatted about old times from the time of the grand entry and parade around the ring until the closing of the performance with t h e h i g h horses. Yes, there was the circus atmosphere in every act, but the elephants, tlie seals, the horses, as well as the performers, seemed to be a little better, with mora difficult feats--and 'the girls, on! 1 ladders, 'on horseback, or in the various, feature' acts were a combination of youth and beauty as well as ability in performance. The costumes throughout were clean. The band was a good, one and peppy. A n d ' t o mention a, ; few. of. the stellar attractions we.' Vvatchcd ''the audience give enthusiastic applause to: the Aerial Walters in ,a double bar and trapeze act who were with the Ringlings u n t i l that great closed two or three months ago; Hiding Guices, a great bare - back riding act; Bert and'COrinne Dearo; the Seven Crcssonians in a teeter- hoard act of marvelous precision in jumps and landings; tile Butters in a clever wire walking and jumping act; "Bo-Bo" Barnclt and his sensational dog Trixie; the midget rat terriers in a balancing act in the hands of the clowns and others to round out a complete performance of circus features that were really well staged and interesting features, distinctive and clean in their presentation. Interesting and hopeful, also, was the absence of gambling features that follow many outdoor attractions today. Sparks doesn't permit them. The only thing to get the customer's money besides the admission prices are the pop-corn, peanuts, ice-cream, little-novelties, Unit are seen before purchaser!. A lot could be s a i d about Sparks-Downie Brothers circus, but to sum it up in a few words, we might say that the public should

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  1. The Delta Democrat-Times,
  2. 14 Oct 1938, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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