Albany Democrat-Herald from Albany, Oregon on April 11, 1936 · Page 13
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Albany Democrat-Herald from Albany, Oregon · Page 13

Albany, Oregon
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Saturday, April 11, 1936
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V Cowboy Artist Creates New Art Technic With Paintings on Leather How Movie Trainer Taught Buck To Steal Live Baby mouth. It was no trouble at all to get him to pick up the basket. But the live baby did disconcert him. Buck, who loves children, could not figure out what that live baby was doing so close to his nose. "Therefore, we practiced with a big doll. Each beautiful combination of leather tooling and coloring, notwithstanding the fact that his dad once licked him for "massing up the barn door!" . Bill was a convalescent in Whipple Barracks, a United States veterans' hospital, nursing a machine gun wound from the World War, Bill's life was in danger, but as he expressed it "my mind was worse off than my body, lying there wishing I was in a saddle." He was "plumb miserable" in-, doors. One day he pot hold of a lady friend's purse, took an old screwdriver and tooled a ranch scene on the plain leather back, just for fun. Expen- Old Gun Wound That Kept Him Out of Saddle Started Unusual Career By Oren Arnold ji'' you've ever spent an hour among the in-' delicacies of any stockyard, you would never think of looking there for a significant development in the fine arts or imagine that a $1000 i , 1 Here is another of the interesting and instructive articles telling how the famous movie dog trainer, Carl Spitz, teaches animals to perform before the cameras. Explanations of other stunts will appear regularly in this magazine. Watch for them. Editor. THIS stunt is known as the "baby stealing trick." It rates as one of the cleverest ever pulled by a trainefl dog, anywhere or at any time. Buck, the giant St. Bernard, was required to sneak into a room, pick up a basket with a live baby in it and then slink away with it. Buck had to be careful not to spill the baby and yet he had to crawl, sneakingly along, not in his usual happy dog trot, but as it he were actually stealing the child. His job was to achieve burglar-like movements. This could only be done by his bodily actions and the expression on his intelligent, broad, brown and white face. ; Burglar-like, too, he had to yalk quietly, but with shifty tread until he got the basket full of baby behind the barn, the designated hiding place. THIS is how Carl Spitz, owner and trainer, taught Buck to carry out the stunt: "To begin with," said Spitz, "Buck had the advantage of my grammar course, which was explained in a previous article. "He had already learned to hold objects in his made. The popularity of his productions have given him a new financial standing and a great new happinessall of which is aiding the physical cure. Bill. can take the hide of a calf, a hide carefully made into velvety, flexible leather, and in a week make it into a thing of surpassing beauty.. His "masterpiece" to date is such a production a calf skin still showing the form of the beast, with a view of the Grand Canyon tooled and painted on it. Still unaware of the high degree of artistry involved, Bill made a couple of these, and when tourists saw them thoy grabbed them up at or.ce. Ti'W raisr-d the price materially, on the next one. but it made no difference. Now, apparently, his price is commensurate only with his nerve! For variety, he takes square pieces of leather, or rectangular pieces a-id does paintir'-s about the sSr of the a . er.".-fe framed picture in r. livir. rr:im o: th.m. Usually they arc 3old before they are finirlnd. Creator of a new technic In painting Is Bill Lee, Arizona cowboy, shown above with one of his unusual works. It was some Job teaching Buck, the shamefaced St. 1 Bernard shown above, to steal a live baby for movie purposes, of course. But Trainer Carl Spitz finally accomplished the trick and even taught Buck to look guiltyl time we went through the business, I ran alongside of him to the hiding place behind the barn. We had to be careful to keep within camera range, for this was a movie stunt. At the barn I called, 'Drop it.' "We repeated this three times. I saw Buck was catching on, and the next time we substituted the live baby for the doll. Buck still didn't like the idea of the live baby. He is kindness itself. So he, of his own accord, licked the baby's face. It was his way of making friends with the child. Fortunately, the baby did not cry, but laughed. This made Buck feel better and the next time we tried it, Buck stole tho baby in fine shape. "That was not the end of the trick, however. The sequence called for Buck to be 'discovered' with his th ft. "How to ma!;e him get that guilty look upon his face ? With the basket in his mouth, I ordered, 'Put your head down. Shame on you. The very idea, stealing a baby!. Shame!' "And b-.auisri a St. Bernard is an emotional crea-turr, it vis no time until Buck was feeling heartily 8!;h:ii it.d of himself. Consequently, we achieved a very fine shamefaced look for the camera!" oil painting could be done on the hide of a range calf. But Bill Lee, long and lanky Arizona cowboy, upset tradition and confounded the critics, using a small metal tool and a paint brush to create a new technic. When Bill Lee was a boy on a northern Arizona cattle ranch, he learned the process of tooling simple ornaments on leather saddles and chaps. At odd times, too, he drew Indians and landscapes on tho side of the barn, using colored crayons snitched from school. Twenty-five years later, Bill evolved a novel and menting further, he begged some paints and colored the scene. "Bill, it's marvelous!" the young lady exclaimed, when she saw it. The boys say that raw-boned bow-legged Bill Lee from the range turned redder than an Arirona sunset. But the lady begged him to try his tooling and painting again. "It ain't nothinV Bill tried to tell her. But she disagreed and he went in to develop the idea. Hospital aulhvtir's o'-tnincd some roal tools and good leather for him. After a year or two of it, his reputation was STILL WINNING WORLD TITLES rtN fjsv ri p-. V-s-M 7 ikUM AFTER 29 YEARS rl7l J) if f) CT i(7 t)kitthi V sk Cl I it I ) M L r THE VETERAN BILLIARWST SHOWS HIS ( MfV $8F V "fti ..Uflf-lfl nV3 lU JVyLr Lr MARVELOUS PHYSICAL CONDITION AND MASTERY l yj xt tMTTV Stl I l fU OF THE CAME BY TAKING THE WORLD'S THREE," W JrLv U ll 1 V l VJ I W CUSHION TITLE WITH AN EXHIBITION SHOT. SA ' ff HERE'S TO THE 48-YEAR OLD CHAMPION , WILLIE HOPPE ....HE "" ' 1 I , C ' r HAS WON EVERY WOOLD TITLE IN BILLIARDS HE HAS WALKED 1V ' , f f . THOUSANDS OF MILES AROUNt BILLtAttP TABLES, AND WHEN 'SSarr r "" 4f ; V I -sstfg HE SETS HIMSELF FOR A SHOT HIS NERVES ARE UKE STEEL.. Sg5SB-- iPTT J I sssSgpS BELOW HE TELLS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING HEALTHY J.. iff S I ' "f"' NERVES AND OOOP PICESTIOM C . gfer- f 1 J A l 1 WHEN WILLIE T 1 ' O jS ""ferv - JlLAV H His'FATHE:I2. ' 1936, R. Reynolds Toh. Co. WAS TRAINING CAN YOU STAND I IT'S ALMOST lSZAO ".tN L !f3 I WcO00 LUCK.l! f tj A ' 1 fc' Til JWii f C'EST IMPOSSIBLE, 1 r3Kl MAIS NON f) I '( AT THE ACE OF I3,H0PE COULD DEFEAT Ml 'P ,k unppc TOURED THE ' '' iri . TP JPyriWfflfcl LEADING EXPERTS IN TOURNAMENT jX ' I W rmNTOw TOE CHAM - I - T i N HIS FIRST WORLD TITLE ..THE 181 I XX J 1X1 I PLAV.....THE GALLERIES WERfDUMB- ' VlvJ DWID BECAME FAMOUS , t '' S) II BALK LINE CHAMPK)NSHIP.WONlN & : mULt FMWb 'the0 ttnt o WlQ 1 1 rMosTovHT"! y ,1 1 II paB.swhenonlv.9... nj&r another mile & 'VTfKI WMyW this Shot V "f" oToDPr f 1 r T14 15 E 'BD Wl I 1 to... ifrgl""" FJt 1 jjj HOPPE SPENT WEEKS BEFORE EVbftY MATCH DOING ROADWORK HE KNEW THAT HE MUST BE PHYSICALLY FIT TO HAVE THE HEALTHY NERVES REQUIRED IN CHAMPIONSHIP BILLIARD PLAY. S J TWU-CUSMOM HO I TWU. MX in H" ' i I J II HOHO I C jrS Xl I THE GAME'S CREATEST HERO HAS NOW WON EVERY I Ji I 111 " ni-TMi mlvf'MT"" I ' J ' I U WORLP BILLIARD CHAMPIONSHIP STLON I plMBIM OF HOWE'S MOST XTAWLIMft SHOT THE I TRAMEL A LOT -EAT AT ODD HOURS -IN ML SORTS C PLACES-SO I MAKE IT TRY CAMEIS TOR THE AID.THEY.GIVE Dl(jf; A POINT TO SMOKE CAMELS AFTER l MEALS ANP BETWEEN MEALS FOR I 1 111 M,Y00tt) ( rvt1Kci V pOWWE 1 J CA1MEIAVBLEID THE SAKE OF MV PtOESTtON., OUR MODERN GRAB-A-B1TE EXISTENCE MAKES INDIGESTION ALL TOO COMMON. SMOKING CAMELS DURING MEALS AND BETWEEN MEALS PROMOTES DIGESTIVE ACTION AND A FEEUNG OF WELL-BEING. CAMELS SET KU RIGHT THEY ARE MADE FROM FINER, MORE EXPENSIVE TOBACCOS- iuitu & TcBOirir MHr STontOT hoppe makes his ball come off the object ball, hit the end Cushion four times, and comft. off the side bail to strike, the yellow ball. TURKISH AND DOMESTIC THAN ANY OTHER POPULAR BRAND (imo) R.J.KiyNOLOS TOBACCO COMPANY WINtTON-tAUM, NORTH CAROLINA c '- a: w fr:f

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