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david - | | , "WILD ANIMAL ACT"—Thai's a tiger growling...
| | , "WILD ANIMAL ACT"—Thai's a tiger growling un;lf r the whip of Ringmaster David Sandvik. Tiger, (striped costume in foreground) is played by Toinny Crowther Directly behind "tiger" is black panther played by Dickie Lonas. Under the ringmaster's whip is Richard Hart, and in the background, next to poster, is clown Burton H. Tucker. Child on extreme left is Dei Taylor. It's all part of the neighborhood circus staged Saturday in the backyard of the iMonroe .r. Paxmans. All Circuses Are Great Paxmans. Tigers, Lions Run Loose In Provo Backyard; (If You Don't Believe It, Read This) By JOAN GEYER itumes and props are added to the A tiger in the backyard of the' snow ' tnc " carefully stored away Monroe J. Paxmans drew of all for the following year. things, cheers Saturday from 135 children and adults. The "tiger," played by Tommy Crowther, was properly menacing, as he leaped through his tricks under the whip of Ringmaster, David Sandvik, during the annual children's circus staged by the The circus this year was attended by visitors (and performers) from Utah, Idaho, Colorado, North Carolina and Arizona. Idaho Resident Killed On Road POCATELLO. (UP)—A 62-year- old Chubbuck resident was killed instantly Friday night when struck by a car on the Yellowstone highway, it was revealed today by state Patrolman Henry Parker. Parker identified the victim as Jacob Rosettl, who was struck by -•••- In u" 5.5 Dearaea The circus Is unique In that It Is a little difficult to tell the performers, (who are Interchangable with) from the spectators, or either from the wild beasts who alternately snarl and cavort in a grassy backyard ring. Like all great circuses (and all i one had tatooed man, fat and bare- backed equestrians. The fact that the daring riders teetered precariously upon a wooden sawhorse instead of dappled grays dimmed the applause not a bit. The animal cast was dangerous (naturally), and when a careless clown, Burton R. Tucker, pulled the tail of the panther (played^by Dickie Lonas), the ringmaster had a tough time keeping his wild charges under control. While the animal act played In one ring, a second ring held a midway with fish pond, shooting gallery, balloon dart game and bean bag toss. Still a third held a menagerie j with stuffed animals imprisoned In orange box cages. The animal circus planned and olayed out by the children in the Paxman yard began several years ago. Merchants provide treats and prizes. Each year, new acts and cos- Howdy, Pordner! IF you hove gas, SEE your Doctor. IF you need gas appliances SEE ... Provo't Gas Appliance Store

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  1. The Daily Herald,
  2. 24 Aug 1953, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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