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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1972, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 10 The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: TUPS., March 28, Ifl72 Society for Women Features This Couple Ran Away To Join Circus By Pimley .NEW YORK I UPI) "Kids don't run away anymore to jiiili the circus. Grownups do." Speaking was Troy Strait. 27. half of the husband-wife clown team which may be the only one in the country. Troy and Tcri- Anne Strait, who's 20, were a pretty controversial couple until two years ago when Troy decid- ed to enroll in the Uingling Bros, and Barnuin Bailey college of clowns, in Venice, Fla., near Sarasota. winter home of the circus itself. The change all came about because of the job Troy Strait landed after ho got out of the army. He went to work for a Norfolk, Va., television station doing writing, production and performing. Strait interviewed Coco, Ring- ling's advance man now re- tired, and Coco told him about the school. "Teri and I mulled it over and said Strait who was per- forming as an amateur magi- cian and clown in his teens. "Matter of fact, we mulled until the deadline on applications for admission and then sent off a special delivery letter." He was accepted for (he eight weeks of intensive training at the only school for professional funnymen, getting instruction in everything from yoga to acro- batics to unicycling to the tech- Gary Holub Presents Students in Recitals Guitar students of Gary Holub i participated in two recitals Sun- at Hiltbrunner studios. in the recital were: Kathy Krael, Susan Drahozal, i Holly Plagmann, Mary, Joyce, Donna and Keitli Young, An- drew Hartz, Judd Snell, Jim jschultz, Andrew Hansen, Craig iBortz, Jim Perry, Steve Ohl- hauser. Scott Werner, and Linda Harney. Playing at were: Larry and Caroline Voelkers, Nancy Ginsberg, Sheryl McCormick, Mary and Sharon Crawford, Tammy Beall, Chris Slager, I Lori Graham, Gary Ficken, i Steve Stefani, Steve and Greg Pearson, Mike Kosenberger, Dean Johnson, Paul D. Wil- liams, and Linda Harney. The Organization, a guitar group with Steve Ohlhauser, Jim Perry, Scott Werner and Craig Bortz played at both reci- tals. Mortician Soul Brothers Inc., a group with Paul D. Williams, Paul E. Williams, and Bill Pisha also played both times. Bill Pisha and Paul D. Williams played a duet at both programs. Photo Juggling is one of the finer arts of a circus clown. Troy Strait shows how it's done as he passes a vegetable stand in New Yorlc City. Teri-Anne Strait, the other half of the husband-wife team performing with the Singling Bros, and Barnum It Bailey circus opening in New York Tuesday, looks on. niques of falling (clowns taking the professional clown business, although in seven years of mar- falls are as traditional as clowns' outlandish makeup and "The clown college can teach you everything but how to be said Strait. "You can funny. If they don't, it isn't." The Straits are fairly new at riage they'd often done chil- dren's shows in greasepaint and costume. This is the start of their second year with Ringling, and her debut as a clown. Last be born with some talent but it i year, Strait traveled as advance Poki Doti. His costume is the traditional baggy trousers and outsized shoes. She's continuing the type of costume she first used, an outlandish polka dot outfit plus two big round red Theirs is in effect a house on a truck chassis. It's 26 feet long, 11 feet high, nine feet wide, air- conditioned, and tailored to hold all of their costumes and props. Also Teri-Anne's sewing ma- circles on her cheeks and she makes her cos- round1 red nose in the middle, jtumes. It's also home to a Sia- "I'm sort of the establishment imese cat named Buppa. said Troy Strait. "You! I asked the Straits the Ethel Kennedy Breaks Leg While Skiing PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) Ethel Kennedy, widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, spent a "fair night" in a hospital where she had been confined with a broken leg suffered in a skiing accident, hospital officials said Tuesday. Dr. Henry Crane, her physi- cian, said Monday she was to remain hospitalized 48 to 72 hours. He said she suffered a "boot- top" fracture of her right leg Sunday on the steep, icy Tippen- canoe slope of Mt. Tecumseh at Waterville Valley. s experience to make it." e Straits recalled the mcan-f fun as defined by the vet-clown Otto Griebling, who star billing with Ringling. )ling, now in his 70s, once them, "If they laugh, as well as performer. His wife went along as part of the wardrobe staff and observed the clowning act. The Straits are among the some 35 clowns in the show. He's billed as Buppa and the Mr. Cool until I fall flat on my face. She's the humbler, the trickster, the nemesis." The Straits travel with the circus as many other performers do in mobile of people when, out of cos tume, they're asked, "What dc you "They seldom believe us when we tell them we're said Strait, "especially a banks." 1 the semi-soft socialite that mixes well in any crowd! bottled by Mid Continent Bottlers LT_a ANSWERS PART I: 1 -b; 2-ruled agaltist; 3-b; 6-a, 5-True TMttK; I-42-C, PART 111: SYMBOL QUIZ: 1 -A; 2-C; 3-1; 4-i, 5-F; 6-H; 7-0; 8-G; 9-B; 10-E CHALLENGE: Cicrlit Chop'ln MOTHER OF TEN CHILDREN LEAVES 135 SURVIVORS DANSVILLE, N. Y. (AP) ssie Kennedy, 80, who will be buried Wednesday, leaves 135 direct descendants. Mrs. Ken- nedy died Sunday, leaving seven daughters, three sons, 39 grand- children, 78 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchil- dren. 'U.S.A. Is Hung Up on Sex DAYTON, Ohio ly, emotionally and intellectual Shirley Chisholm, a Democratic ly than old presidential hopeful, said Fri she sald- E aster Hunt Prize Gets Bunny Hug The bunny is twice as tall as she but 3-year-old Jane Lynn Carroll still hangs on to her prize after winning an Easter hunt in Springfield, III. Peanuts used instead of eggs in the event and Jane came up with the golden peanut. Helen Thomas Named A National Headlined AUSTIN, Texas (UPI) Helen Thomas of United Press International's White House staff has been named as one of Theta Sigma Phi's 1972 national head- liners, it was announced Friday. Fran Harris, president of Theta Sigma Phi, a journalism sorori- ty, said that Miss Thomas had been selected "for her profes- sional excellence in political Miss Thomas, who has cover- ed the White House since the early days of the Kennedy ad- ministration, was one of three UPI reporters who accompanied President Nixon on his recent trip to China. The winners of the national headliner awards will be hon- ored Oct. 7 at a dinner in Hous- ton. day she had never seen a place that is as "hung up on sex as the good old U.S.A." Rep. Chisholm of New York delivered the keynote address at a workshop on women in so- ciety at the University of Day- n. "I've done a great deal of traveling and I've never seen a place that is as hung up on sex, physically, psychological- _______ 'Women must not ac- cept the traditional roles and attitudes given to women." She said the women are the backbone of the American po- litical system, and called for women to move out into Amer- ica and rise up and save the American children. Mrs. Chisholm said if she were elected, she would not only help blacks and females, but also "I would be more re- sponsible to humanity." Sauer, Beardsley Wedding in Ely ELY Miss Ida Marlene Sauer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Sauer, 1607 First av- enue SE, Cedar Rapids, became the bride of Stephen Albert Beardsley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Beardsley, 5731 J street SW, Cedar Rapids, Satur- day. They were married during a 2 o'clock ceremony in the First Presbyterian church with the Rev. Donald Warth of St. Louis, Mo., officiating. The bride's heirloom gown of ivory satin featured deep-cuffed Camelot sleeves, a see-through yoke accented by heart shaped quilted flowers and a cathedral- length train. Pearls accented the cap which held her chapel- length veil. She carried red roses and white daisies. Miss Joni Johnson, maid of honor, wore a blue scoop' necklined gown and streamers from her matching hair bow were accented with daisies. She carried blue and white daisies. Wayne Landa served the bridegroom as best man. Tom and Jim Beardsley were ushers. A reception for 60 gitests was given at the church following the ceremony. 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