goad, alfred 1970
Local Writer Has Article In Magazine Alfred Goad of Las Cruc- Ces, a working cowboy for thirty years, lias never walked a step in his life. Another Las Crucen, Henry Schipman Jr., explains the odd fact in an article "Another Kind of Equalizer" appearing in the May-June issue of True West magazine. Alfred Goad, who had polio at the age of eight months, found that a horse put him on a par with other men. Lifted on and off a horse at three years of .age he became an expert rider and efficient roper. Not content with two skills he became bronc rider and a breaker and trainer of horses. From the age of 12 he earned a good living by caring for pastured cattle and horses. How could a cowboy who couldn't walk handle an emergency when working alone? Alfred Goad solved that problem and many others. He lias told that story and others of great interest in Mr. Schipman's article. It is illustrated by old and new photos. The magazine is uow on local news stands.