Personality, may 12, 1952

JOHN RINGLING NORTH, at 48 the guiding spirit of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, is a burly, stubby man with an air of natural vigor about him. His thick eyebrows are black, the color of his face is high, and the flesh around his nose and jaw inclines to coarseness. He moves fast, with a short, brisk stride, and makes rapid gesticulations with his short-fingered, square-palmed hands when he talks. (He is not often silent.) There is nothing light or graceful about him when he stands chunkily on his own two...

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