Friday, March 16, 2012

Arraigns Circus

"It turns the head of the old and young. Here in this magazine is the story of a boy, Jim Dudley was his name, the circus came to his town, his "daddy" rented the show lot, and when the show left, Jim Dudley went with it. Mothers, fathers, is that the ideal you have for your son? Is you boy or girl to leave home and mingle with the vice and crime that is the normal life of the hundreds of so-called artists, who compose the circus crew, may God forbid. Would Jesus go to the circus?" - from "Arraigns Circus: Sermon Given By Rev. Thes. W. Gales," The New North, Rhinelander (August 1, 1907).

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