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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1972, Cedar Rapids, Iowa VALUABLE COUPON VALUABLE COUPON VALUABLE COUPON VALUABLE COUPON VALUABLE COUPON The Cedar Rapids Cfazette: Tues., March 28, 1972 for Women This Couple Ran Away To Join Circus Easter Hunt Prize Gets Bunny Hug Bv Gay Pauley NEW YORK (UPI) - “Kids    J don't run away anymore to join    *'    * M the circus. Grownups do."    fc lP Speaking was Troy Strait, 27,    Hmp ^    AH half of tile husband wife clown    gb team which mac be tho ooh one    JHkP    i;j4 in tho country. Troy and Ten-    I Anne Strait, who's 2fi, were a    IT;^ pretty controversial couple until two years ago when Troy docid-    S    M    JPj mmw cd to enroll in the Ringling    ff    J %^'t lr | Bros, and    Barnum & Bailey    <JL    WM    wkJLJ college of    clowns, in Venice, SsBgra VT \f9PHQfl Fla, near Sarasota, winter home of the circus itself. The change all came about    fit'it    JRS? because of the job Troy Strait    ^ u landed after he got out of the army. He went to work for a    ' „    \sif    -    WM Norfolk, Va., television station    ^ doing writing, production and    ii. performing. Strait interviewed Coco. Ring-    MBL ling’s advance man now re-tired, and Coco told him about the school. “Tori and    I mulled it over and over,” said    Strait who was per- forming as an amateur magi-    yRjljf cian and clown in his teens. ‘‘.Matter of fact, we mulled until the deadline on applications for admission and then sent off a    Juggling    is one of the fi special delivery letter.”    he passes a vegetable stand He was accepted for the eight husband-wife team performin weeks of intensive training at • M v l t    i    l ,,    ,    ,    ,    ,    .    P    ,    in New York luesday, looks the only school for professional    7 funnymen, getting instruction in I everything from yoga to aero- funny. If they don’t, it isn’t.” batics to unicycling to the tech- The Straits are fairly new at niques of falling (clowns taking the professional clown business, falls are as traditional as although in seven years of mar-clowns’ outlandish makeup and riage they’d often done chil-costumes).    jdren’s shows in greasepaint and “The clown college can teach I costume. This is the start of you everything but how to be I their second year with Ringling, funny,” said Strait. “You can and her debut as a clown. Last be born with some talent but it year, Strait traveled as advance takes experience to make it.” man as well as performer. His The Straits recalled the mean-wife went along as part of the lng of fun as defined by the vet- Wardrobe staff and observed the cran clown Otto Griebling, who clowning act. gets star billing with Ringling.: The Straits are among the Griebling, now in his 70s, once some 35 clowns in the show. told them. “If they laugh, it’s He’s billed as Buppa and she’s 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 were used instead of eggs in the event and Jane came up with the golden peanut. UPI Photo iPoki 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 I outfit plus two big round red circles on her cheeks and a j round red nose in the middle. “I’m sort of the establishment clown,” said Troy Strait. “You know, the Mr. Cool . . . until I fall flat on my face. 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