The Press: Peak Sneaking

Roaring, grunting, shouting, squeaking, last week Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows opened its 1930 season in New York's Bronx Coliseum. Like the perennial sea serpent story and the yarn of the rat that nibbled the baby, Manhattan pressmen took their cue, played up Circus because Circus is always news.

Largely responsible for Circus ballyhoo is grizzled, bushy-browed Dexter Fellowes, Ringling pressagent. For 37 years Dexter Fellowes has been getting publicity for tent shows—a U. S. pressagent record. Business associates claim that he has the widest U. S. acquaintance. Even...

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