This Week in History: 1932 (8-2-20)

Posted 8/2/20


The Banner has arranged a special treat for the kiddies of Cleveland and vicinity in connection with the circus coming in August. 

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This Week in History: 1932 (8-2-20)



The circus is coming!

The Banner has arranged a special treat for the kiddies of Cleveland and vicinity in connection with the circus coming in August.  

Three thousand tickets have been secured to sell to boys and girls, up to 16 years of age, at 10 cents each. These tickets are now on sale at The Banner office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., so hurry in, boys and girls, and get your tickets early. Needless to say, the circus is Sam B. Dill’s, with its chalk-faced clowns, its death-defying trapezists, its beautiful girls, its amusing elephants, its trained seals, who play ball like professionals, its menageries and its chattering, screaming monkeys.  

“Dud” Lawrence has been coming through Tennessee every year or so for the past 12 years.  He doesn’t come to Cleveland very often, but when he does, it always means good news for the boys and girls, and the “would be” boys of Cleveland, because he comes to make the preliminary arrangements for the coming of the big circus. That’s why it’s always good news when “Dud” comes to Cleveland.  

A crew of 22 men, all bill posters, were busy here today placarding the town. Store windows, vacant buildings, barns, and everything on which a banner or poster could be stuck, were covered with bright colored banners announcing the performances. Lawrence was in The Banner office this morning, visiting around, and gave us a picture to run in today’s edition.  Miss Violet Chamberlain is one of the intrepid aerialists with Dill’s Circus this year, and after looking at this picture it makes us wonder who wouldn’t want to be a clown with the circus, if it always resulted in knowing and associating with such beauties as Miss Chamberlain.  

Pretty girls with genuine outdoor beauty, not the drug store brand, are very much in evidence with Dill’s Circus.  Athletics are partially responsible for their good clear complexions, while outdoor living also aids in their quest of beauty. The circus will have two performances here next Saturday at the Johnston Field west of town.  

Because The Banner believes it is every child’s inalienable right to see an honest-to-goodness circus once a summer, it has arranged this plan by which any boy or girl in Cleveland or surrounding community, need only to come to The Banner office with 10 cents for a bonafide circus ticket.  Whether this makes any inroads on water-carrying to the elephants, The Banner doesn’t know, but we do know there could not be enough elephants to whom water could be carried by every kid in Cleveland.  

If you’re under 16 years old, have or can get10 cents, and read The Banner, you’re all set for next Saturday’s circus.  If you have all the requirements, but the 10 cents, how about mowing somebody’s lawn or minding their baby and earning yourself a dime?  It’s too good to miss.  And say, if dad or mother want to buy their tickets in advance along with the kids, The Banner has a limited supply of 25 tickets, too.  

An indoor baseball league is to be organized here Friday evening with four teams.  The league is being promoted by Herbert Page, who reports he managed a team in Youngstown, Ohio, this spring and summer before coming to this city.  

Teams are to be entered by W. C. Campbell, of the Chas. Bacon Hosiery Mill, E.W. McDaris, of The Tennessee Electric Power Co., Dr. B.C. Hasbrook, and Mr. Page.  

A meeting will be held at the courthouse at 6:30 Friday evening when a schedule will be adopted and rules governing the league worked out.  The games will be early in the evening, starting about 5:30 o’clock.  Page stated that games would last about an hour.  No admission is to be charged to the games.  It is planned to play at the City ballpark and the Arnold Memorial school playground. 


A party of young people enjoyed a swim party and breakfast at “Summerfield,” country home of Mrs. James F. Johnston near Tucker Springs Wednesday morning.  

Those enjoying the outing were misses Bess Mayfield, Mary Elizabeth and Pauline Hoyle, Ruth Rymer and Sarah Henderson, of Atlanta; Messrs. D.S. Stuart, Billy Watson, Thomas Speck, Billy Nevin, Watt Rose, Bob Rymer and “Bud” Randolph.  ———

A heated but friendly debate between practically all Lions transpired at the club’s meeting on Wednesday evening and reached a climax only after a flip of a coin.  

Lion Marvin Rymer was the subject of the controversy, he being claimed by both Dewey Davidson’s and “Rube” Huddleston’s gang.  Paul Cooper said that due to the fact that Lion Rymer was brought to his first meeting through his efforts and by him in person, that unquestionably his side should be entitled to all consideration.  

The opposing side said “no.”  The result was finally in favor of Davidson’s side, which also added 100 points in his favor in the attendance and new membership drive.  

Music for Wednesday evening’s meeting was in the form of spirituals rendered by the Half-Moon Quartet, composed of local black songsters, who have quite a reputation for giving their hearers enjoyable entertainment.  

Lion Wilson House won the attendance prize donated by Luke Lea Harle, who had charge of the program.  


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