Sparks Downie 5-19-1931

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Sparks Downie 5-19-1931 - excess results a go will and S. Inc TOURNAMENT...
excess results a go will and S. Inc TOURNAMENT OF LEAPERS TO BE FEATURE OF DOWNIE Promlnent in the arrangement of the program of Downing Brothers Circus whi^h will give two performances here on Saturday, Ma y 23 will be a feature of circus .entertainment long neglected and produced only after in the old records and pictures in an effort to present'the feature in its old time style and splendor. 'on of the early numbers in the Downie Circus program when they give their matinee and night shows on the Ball Park circus lot will be announced as Grand Tournament of Leapers--it will be presented by the entire acrobatic male personnel of the circus. SInc6 last January leaping have played a prominent part In the practice sessions at the winter quarters. Under tutelage of Mi- Charles Sparks, the manager, young er members have been Instructed proper run. Jump and leap until now the show announces that it has included in the program "The Grand Tournament of Batoutte Leaping--over horses, elephants, camels and many elevated objects," using the wording of an old program of 1888. Although there are really no great names to "conjure with in Held of leaping endeavor today Sparks hopes to establish some names and records in the game Perhaps by the end of the season such names as Billy Pape Pedro Morales, and the Ralphs, all acrobatic sears of the Downie Circu: will have established a new name a new record in the aera of

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  1. Simpson's Leader-Times,
  2. 19 May 1931, Tue,
  3. Page 11

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