Fifty-two youngsters who had only remote hopes of seeing the circus yesterday, and then only through some convenient peephole in the canvas, had their fondest wishes come true by finding a friend in E.G. Brown. Incidentally, Brown had the time of his life.
Mr. Brown had little idea of taking so many kiddies to see the elephant. He invited three or four in the neighborhood and arranged to take them out. When he reached the grounds, however, he spotted three or four more looking forlorn and friendless. So he picked them up. In an instant he spotted others and finally when he had rounded 'em all up he had to purchase 52 tickets.
Through courtesy of the management Brown was able to get his "family" inside in time to seat them all in a block. In the center sat Brown, the biggest kid in the bunch.
Circus day was responsible for a smaller number of jags than any similar day has witnessed in years. Only four men, two of them employees of the circus, were arrested. They were given a small fine and told to beat it.
Ed Hinnison, a porter employee employed by Jack Simmerville, got on a circus jag and was picked up. He met too many friends with the circus.
Mr. Jack Frost is due for a visit in the valley tonight according to indications at noon today, and orchardists are warned to be on the lookout for a freeze. The prediction is for showers tonight and if they come there will be no danger of frost.
Three-tenths of an inch of rain fell in the valley last night. This makes a total of 1.76 inches for April. The normal for the corresponding period is 1.36.