Billetti - June 27, 1932 - The Oil City Derrick - Oil City, PA

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Billetti - June 27, 1932 - The Oil City Derrick - Oil City, PA - be- of more more the _ j i J | Tuesday is...
be- of more more the _ j i J | Tuesday is Circus Day Here, Hagenbeck- Wallace Show Booked in in Andrew Robert | The circus comes to Oil City tomorrow. tomorrow. Or, to be more specific--the hugf Hagenback-Wallace affair, known as the "highest-class circus on earth." Daylight will see a canvas city rising on the Keystone Athletic field, the home for a day of over 1,200 people and hundreds of wild jungle beasts, and over 600 head of horses. The circus trains are scheduled to begin arriving over the Xew York Central lines from Clearneld shortly, before daybreak, and the usual welcoming committee committee of small boys, and the old-boys pjill younp at heart. Is expected to be on hand to watch the process of unloading the tons and tons of circus paraphernalia. The coolt-house will be the first top raised, with the circus chefs bepinnlnp at once to prepare a hearty breakfast for the hundreds of canvasmcn, performers and other other workers. Several new features arc with the Hagenback-Wallace show this ; year. The outstanding one. of · course. Is Clyde BeaUy, famous for his breath-taking feats with *n wild, ferocious, jungle-bred lions and tiger*. Another highlight feature feature is "Poodles" Hanneford an.l the entire original Hanneford family of bareback riders. Without Without question, "Poodles" IB the greatest riding clown of the present present day. . Other feature* Include three, herds of performing elephants, hundreds of horses and noted rld- of aerial displays featuring the Clarkonlans and SelgrrUt troupe*; the famous BillettI troupe of high- -vlre pel-formers; ihe "Great Wil- MO," t h e human projectile; the Wingert trio and Cronin sisters', trapeze performers; Rudy Rude- nofl and his trained equlnea; the Dewey Butler schools of educated i h o r f f f i . and dozens of other j p d acts and displays en the spacious stages and on the great hippodrome hippodrome track. The menagerie, paid to be the largest one in the world on tour, contains hundreds of stranfr beasts and birds from distvtt lands in addition to 26 ponderous elephants. 30 h e a d . o f camels, and 20 of zebras. Newlyborns among th,e Jugle beasts Include three baby tigers, one baby kangaro born about ten days ago, four youngsters youngsters In the camel contingent, and a whole flock of monkey children. j Plenty of "thrillers" are found on the lengthy program of the Hagenback-Wallace circus this Bea- eon. European perch ncte, lofty tumblers and leapers and the hippodrome hippodrome races, reviving the old Roman standing and chariot race?. The opening pageant, "Cleopatra, "Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt." said to br! the most spectacular and the most costly production aver presented by a tented organization, enlists the services of hundreds of performers performers and scores of horses and tnlmals. Two performances will be given it 2 and S p. m., with the doore jpening one hour earlier allowing A trek through the huge menagerie before the big show starts.

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  2. 27 Jun 1932, Mon,
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