City okays circus parade, 1938

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City okays circus parade, 1938 - SEE YOU AT THE CIRCUS PARADE WHEN THOSE...
SEE YOU AT THE CIRCUS PARADE WHEN THOSE ELEPHANTS AND THOSE LIONS AND TIGERS GO ROLLING BY ON WEDNESDAY Hooray Hurrah! There'll be a circus parade tomorrow. At least the city has paved the way for one. They were whispering it on the street corners late Monday. They talked about it wherever people congregated. It gathered momen tum and there might even have been shouting, from the housetops (provided anyone was silly enough to climb up on a roof). It was the climax to a hectic day a day when the strong arm of the law stood as a barrier against the prospect of the first circus parade in West Palm Beach in lo these many years. However, the law wants to see a circus parade, too. Police Chief Bob Milburn said so last night. Said he was willing from the first if the circus got and paid for a parade permit. The law is even willing for the school boy patrol to lead the pa rade. Sure. They want to see the parade, and, the circus. Now it is up to the circus to stage the parade. But -a -a conference of city offi cials that afternoon removed all doubt There'll be a circus parade tomorrow so far as the city is concerned. City objections had been based on the fact that the - circus on Wednesday will show west of -the -the city limits, thus escaping payment of the city license tax. No license no parade. That, in effect, was the mandate announced announced by the Chief of Police, who said he was carrying out orders by the city manager. Now everybody's happy. The . city officials will confer with circus circus managers to complete arrangements, arrangements, but it seems assured be- be- yond all doubt that there'll be a parade. So it'll be something of an event in downtown West Palm Beach Wednesday morning. . Kiddies, some of them well along in years, will be ready for the grand thrill that comes with a circus parade. The bands play ing, prancing horses, dancing clowns it's all part of an American American institution which has all but died out in lean years under the big top. But there'll be elephants, and tigers and lions. And you can just bet that young West Palm Beach will be there to take it all in. Babes in arms and toddling tots will provide mamma with a good excuse to come down town and see it, too. , And pop he'll probably be hanging out an office window someplace, anxious for a birds-eye birds-eye birds-eye vjew, where he's sure to see the sights he remembers as a lad. The cowboys and cowgirls will ride some of the 300 horses which are a part of the Robbins Bros, show, and advance agents have promised a parade three miles long, with lots of . cages of wild animals and plenty of elephants. So it's all right with the city fathers. Some of them admitted they wanted to see the parade, too, and they just did what they considered their duty to the cit izens. After all,1 the parade, will entau some added expense to the city, and the officials thought some revenue should come to the city. ' But anyhow, it's all straightened out now. - See you at the Darade. if and when. his to a radical

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  1. The Palm Beach Post,
  2. 11 Oct 1938, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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