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Wednesday, March 22, 1950. Rodeo Riders Make Toughest Tricks Easy (Continued From Page One) old, and Shirley, who says she's been riding since she was "yea high," also are quick to point out that It is a long hard road, full of bumps, sprains, skinned shins, and spills before somebody will pay to see the act. And it is hard for most of the trick riders to remember how they got started in the game. Vern uoodnch of Pewhall, 40, can say, however, that his parents were in a Wild West Show when he was a boy and he just naturally turned to fancy riding. ANOTHER old-timer in the game is Don Wilcox of Tulsa, Okla., who has been riding 20 years, and his wife, Virginia, who has been riding years. Of course she started aft er she met Don. There has been just one interruption in her per- iormances. .Light years ago, Donna Jean Wilcox was born. And the Hendricks twins, and Ann Hendricks, will agree with Dick Griffith that there are plenty of rough tumbles in learning to stay aboard two horses while they jump over an automobile. Dick says that a good trick rider is "one who had the guts to take the spills." "Many start, but after a bad luniDje, mey just can t do it again," explains Griffith. "Spills combined with long, constant tnain-ing in basic stunts keep many hopefuls from getting anywhere." ALL AL80 WILL point out quickly that the horse is considered 90 per cent of the act by the people who do it. Griffith claims "one horse in a thousand" can be a good mount for a trick rider, "and he is your best pal. He actually helps you recover when you don't do just right, and protects you every way he can." Naturally Dick is talking about Cappy Lane, a 12-year-old beautifully maned Mongolian chestnut, who seems to enjoy the show as much as Griffith. A genial bunch of riders, none of them, including Griffith, has any intent of retiring. It's like Goodrich says: "Whe the grass gets green and -O TKe Arizona Republic, PKoenix, Arizona CITY REPUBLIC M 4 If -rr Thrills And Spills Combine To Make Phoenix Rodeo Tops For Spectators nun Page JS va V The rule of bronc riding' is to keep one leg: on each side of the animal and your mind in the middle. Something went wrong with the rule at the Phoenix rodeo, for Eddie Akride of Gruver, Tex., is leaving a mean critter named B. O. Plenty over the top. (Republic Staff Photo) the band starts to play, the old urge is there." A CROWD estimated at 2,500 saw the Tuesday show, a fine performance throughout with the cowboys hustling especially hard for the pay-offs for the best time of the first five days. Skinner Smith of Fort Cobb, Okla., grabbed first money in the calf roping at the last minute by tying his animal in 13.7 seconds to beat out the previous best time of 14.4 made by Gordon Davis of Templeton, Calif. Smith took down S428. Davis $321, whjle Vern Castro of Richmond, Calif., placed third for $214 with a time of 16.5, and Jim Hudson of Willcox was fourth in 16.6 for $107. IN THE STEER wrestling five day pay-off. Homer Pettigrew of Chandler won $368 for downing his animal in eight seconds flat. Bud Linderman of Red Lodge. Mont., was second in 8.2, for $276, Dub Phillips of San Angelo, Tex., third in 0.1 for $184. and Dell Hav- erty of Benson fourth in 10.7 for $92. Final prize money for the aver-1 age times during the 10-day rodeo will be paid in the two events Sunday. Other day results are: Bareback broncs Wallace Brooks of Sweetwater, Tex., Bob Maynard of North Hollywood, Calif., and Jim Shumacker of Phoenix. Saddle broncs Gerald Roberts of Phoenix, Bill Linderman of Rimrock, and Gene Pruett of Yakima, Wash. CUTTING HORSE contest Louise's Sonny Boy (who will cut chickens as well as cows), owned by Mrs. Ed Bowman of Falcon, Colo.; Chacho of the South Springs ranch, Roswell, N. M., and Duke, owned by Sam Dixon of Oledo, Tex. Team roping Clay Carr of Vi-salia, Calif., and Vern Castro of Richmond, Calif., 14.6, John Rhodes and Buck Sorrells, both of Tucson, 16.4, and Oral Zumwalt of Wolf Point, Mont., and Earl Thode of Casa Grande, 16.5. Brahman bull riding Ray Rob erts of Coles City. Tex., Dave El- ford of Twin Bridges. Mont., and Richard Weining of Modesto, Calif. Ban On Japanese Silk To Be Asked NEW YORK, MarJ 21 (AP) The National Federation of Textiles Tuesday was asked to protest in Washington against the importation of Japanese silk textiles into the United States. j Forty silk manufacturers andj representatives of the silk weaving dyeing, and printing trades in East ern United States met at federation headauarters to discuss ways of combatting Japanese competition. A spokesman indicated the federation would co-ordinate the complaints of various sections of the silk industry and present their case to the proper authorities in Washington. It was said the main complaint raised at the meeting was that United States military government officials in Japan feel they must encourage Japanese economic recovery without regard for the ef fect it has on American manufac turers and labor. tacsoSfsw-rtSf az, r ojml--vvv' v 1 OS St, -S-A s, V Vv N.-C S 1 Coasting down the road upside down on a horse is a novel way of getting somewhere. Here Mrs. ir-ginia Wilcox of Tulsa, Okla., shows perfect balance in the trick riding event of the Phoenix rodeo. Mrs. Wilcox and the other veteran trick riders are the best in the country and have appeared in many foreign horse shows. (Republic Staff Photo) Quad Adoption Plan Spiked By U.S., Canada Aid Offers Victim's Mother Saves Murderer SAULT STE. MARIE. Ont., Mar. 21 (AP) "Keep the quads, we'll help" offers poured into the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Hargreaves Tuesday. So rosy did the future turn, that Hargreaves said they might abandon consideration of offering their five - month - old quadruplet daughters for adoption. Earlier Hargreaves, a laborer, said he was in desperate financial straits and was considering offering the babies for adoption. The telephone started jingling. Offers of help poured in from both the U. S. and Canada. John McLeod legal adviser to the family, said "so many offered a hand" the family now may give CARSON CITY, Nev., Mar. 21 ud anv consideration of offering i (AP) A murdered boy's mother the girls for adoption. i saved his slayer from death in the Mr. and Mrs. Hargreaves have j Nevada Penitentiary gas chamber two other children besides theiTuesday. quads. i j The state board of pardons and citizens nere nave raised WW paroles commuted the death sen cash toward building the Har-tence of Richard L. Boudreau, 19 greaves family a home. Another j years old. Lvnn, Mass., to life lm $3,000 in materials and labor has prisonment after hearing the plea been pledged, but Hargreaves said of Mrs. Richard Stewart of Lan-he didn't feel he could go out and j der, Wyo. start a home with that kind' of! Boudreau shot Mrs. Stewart's money" when the completed j son. Richard. 18. near Ely, Nev., structure would run to $20,000. October 19, 1948. The motive for He indicated the $5,000 cash would solve his immediate financial difficulties, but trustees of the fund said they would continue a campaign to raise the needed i $20,000 for a home by subscription. the shooting never was established Both were railroad workers. Mrs. Stewart appeared before the board Tuesday to say she felt if Boudreau were permitted to public j live, his chances for rehabilitation 'would be good. GOP Women Open Phoenix: Parley Today (Continued From Page One) Orme Lewis, long active In Republican activities locally. Thursday the convention npoves into full action, with a meeting for all delegates at 10 a. m. and. a luncheon at 1 p. in. All activities are in ,Motel Adams. TWO WIDELY-KNOWN speakers will share the spotlight Thujs-day. At the luncheon, Mrs. CarrolLD. Kearns, wife of the Pennsylvania member of the house of representatives, will speak to convention delegates. She is president of the League of Republican Women of the District of Columbia and associate editor of the Washington News Letter. Guy George Gabrielson. chairman of the Republican National Committee, will speak at a public dinner and rally at 7 p. m. in the Shrine Auditorium. Delegates who are attending, all of them presidents of their respective state organizations, are Mrs. Mae D. Ricketts, 2245 East Portland street, representing Arizona; Mrs. Paul Jasper of Los Angeles; Mrs. Rudolph Giehm of Denver; Mrs. Kearns; Mrs. Elbert Stellmon of Lewiston, Ida.; Mrs. John T. Thomas, of Belleville, 111.; Mrs. C. E. Watts, of Jefferson, la. MRS. A. J. MURRAY of Kansas City, Kan.; Mrs. Walter Harangof Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Fred C. Fisch er of Maryland; Mrs. Ayers Bloch-er of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. J. H. Dyer of Albuquerque, N. M.; Mrs. Jane H. Todd of New York City; Mrs. Katharine Kennedy Brown of Dayton, O.; Mrs. Roy T. Bishop of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Helen M. Schluraff of Erie. 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