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Tucson, Arizona
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Sunday, May 30, 1965
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PAGE EIGHT SECTION C Roundups ..WH Take Br ww Tminh APfl 4T W Texas Cowboys Live Hard But Happy Life (Continued From 7C) money," says Bill. "We run it like a factory." In the old days, for example, a horse-drawn, canvas-covered chuck wagon would follow the cowboys wherever they rode, bringing food and bedding. The men would sleep under the stars for weeks while branding calves and rounding up cattle. Some ranches today use chuck trucks to perform the same function. But on the Swenson ranches, heavy-duty trucks haul the horses and men to the area where they work, and the men visually drive back to the cookhouse for the noon dinner. At night, the horses are hauled back to the stables nu ine nivii van " western movie on television before going to sleep in their own beds. "Besides the mobility of trucks, one reason the wagon operation is not feasible is the lack of men cooks," says Swenson. "You just don't find them anymore." The cook at Throckmorton Ranch is Mrs. Jake Holcomb, whose husband, a cowboy, helps her with the serving and !ic-K lira chin y On a tvniral riav (dinner is 11:30 a.m.), she sets before the men fried steak, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, sweet potatoes, red beans, macaroni casserole, mixed salad, sourdough biscuits, prunes, preserves and banana nut pudding. A coffee pot is always on the stove. Like all modern ranches, ine awcusun imiu jo ivi.i up into fenced pastures, so the cattle can be handled in relatively small herds. One segregated area is reserved for some 700 pure-bred bulls, who are allowed to mix with selected cows to start the breeding season in early spring. "Breed and brand early is our motto," Swenson says. When calves are a few months old, they are herded together for the ritual of branding, probably the most fascinating thing to see on a ranch. In the old days, the cowboys roped a calf, threw him down gasping on his side, and held him while the brand was applied. Today, a "branding -table" does most of the work, smoother and more efficiently. The table, consisting of two metal slabs joined at the bottom and opening up in a V shape, is set at tne exit oi a pen, so that one calf at a time can be pushed into the V opening. A fast flick by a cowboy slams the table sides together, and the mechanism is rotated so the calf is lying "sideways, its hide exposed. Then the cowboys jump in and with expert, practiced movements perform the branding for identification, the de-horning to prevent future injuries, the ear-snipping to denote a branded calf, and the castration of the bull calves to turn them into steers. - The entire operation takes less than a minute. The frightened calf then runs to his mother for comfort. In a few minutes he is frisking about as though nothing had happened. The brand is registered in Texas and the Swensons refuse to sell any of their cattle to buyers in the state. 'We don't want anyone else in Texas owning our brand," Swenson says. "That's the surest way to avoid any mix-up." Branding is a dirty, bloody .business, but the young cowboys treat it as just another chore. Most of them enjoy all aspects of ranch work. Jimmie Lonnie Gilmore, an 15-year-old who rolls his own, says: "I like being outdoors all the time, and I just like horses and cattle. I tried some construction work, but it didn't satisfy me at all." He makes $115 a month, in addition to his room and board. "I want to do ranch work all my life, there's nothing like it." says Robert Crane, a slim-hipped handsome lad -whoce great pride is his fancy saddle. Like most of his coworkers, Crane spends his week nights in the bunkhouse, which looks as unkempt as the average rooming house on a college campus. On weekends, wearing fancy Western duds, he drives into the nearby towns Throckmorton, Mun-day, Haskell or Stamford for some fun. Alcohol is not allowed on the ranch. In addition to herding, ranch hands must keep hundreds of miles of fence in repair, grow crops for winter feeding, maintain an experimental feedtot operation (where the cuttle pain about three pounds a day), keep thickets cleared ft, and repair machinery. TEEN TWISTERS A group of teens, sons and daughters of Washington's diplomatic set, dance during a party held for them in Washington. Language is not a great problem with these youngsters; they all seem to have an affinity for picking Embassy Row Teeners Prefer Parties With Own Age Group Diplomats' Children Bored By Functions (Life is a puzzlement for many of the Embassy kids in Washington. The Iron Curtain youngsters never had cars and dates before, and hardly know what to do with them. Most of the teeners find Embassy functions dull, but life in American schools lively with just a trace of homesickness. A look at the young international set, by a contemporary the 18-year-old daughter of AP Washington staffer Endre Marlon.) By KATI MARTON WASHINGTON (f) Leading the life of an ordinary American high school student, I had always envied what I imagined to be the life of a diplomatic child. What a glorious round of glamour and glitter, I thought: Rubbing shoulders with dukes and princes, or at least prime ministers, at all those embassy functions! Then, I found out how diplomatic youth actually live in Washington. It was a thrilling experience and a sobering one. I was invited to a While House tour especially arranged for the offspring of foreign diplomats. Attempting to look confident, with pad and pencil in hand, I plunged into the journalistic field. We, meaning about 50 very suave kids from GEORGE L. A Ride Outside The Citq. The Desert Now The Paloverde And Cactus Flowers Biq, Briqhi: And THE - is Arizona's state tre.e. - MEAWS GREEN TREE OR STICK. - IS COMMONLY SEEN IN TWO SPECIES-(0BLUE PALOVERDE WITH BLUE-&REEN BARK AND LEAVESAND BRIGHT YELLOW FLOWERS YJlT-rt RED SPOTS ON UPPER, PETAL . (2)F00THILL PALOVERDE WWICU IS YELLOW-GREEN WITU PALE YELLOW FLOWERS AND VMITE BANNER PETAL. FEATURING MORE THAN 350 different kinds of live animals and plants of the Sonoran desert region, the Ariiona-Sonora Desert Museum is open from 0 a.m. to sundown daily in beautiful Tucson Mountain Park. Major exhibits include the world' first comprehensiv watershed exposition and a unique tunnel display. The Desert Museum may be reached via West Speedway through Gates Pass or by way of Ajo Road. every country I had ever heard of, gathered in the lobby of the White House one Saturday morning. I am afraid I did not gain the full cultural benefits of this tour, trying intently to size up my companions. The guide did not appreciate the competition I provided him with my constant questions of "and where are you from?" to my foreign companions. The tour of the executive mansion was not ideal for making any great discoveries, but I made contact with some of the young people. Also, I immediately noted some differences in the appearance and mannerisms of an American teen and his foreign contemporary. Somehow, these diplomatic youngsters possess a polish and confidence which must come from constantly meeting new people. I was impressed also by their clothes, mainly because they weren't stereotyped, off - the - rack, numbers. No one made any special point of the language barrier. Most of them seem to have a special affinity for picking up languages, and it is not a great problem to them. I spoke with a few kids from the Hungarian Legation, since I am by birth a Hungarian. They remain rather in their own circle, they said, and I was told the same is true of teenagers from other Iron Curtain coun MOUNTAINLION SAYS: Is Picture-Pretiu,. A Cloud Of Oold, PALOVERDE up another language. They prefer parties such as this over the stiff and formal embassy functions. Unlike most gatherings for young Americans, the diplomatic teens do not date at these affairs. (AP Photo) tries. George Banlaki, a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, has a disturbing problem: He is the only young man at the Hungarian Legation and keeping the girls there happy is quite a chore, he complained. Dates and cars are new experiences for the youngsters from Communist countries. They do not adjust to Western life easily, and many of them told me they were anxious to return to their homeland. Josephine Moll, daughter of the South African army attache, said she would not have "traded the experience of living in Washington for anything." Josephine, a slim, auburn - haired graduate of National Cathedral High School, said she had learned a great deal about her homeland from answering questions about South Africa. She also spoke of hardships. "I feel so temporary living in Washington. People are always coming and going. You never really get settled." This was echoed by others. These young people find it difficult not to conform to the ways of the American teenager, since they attend school with them. Yet they are aware that someday they must return to the vastly dif-erent atmosphere of their homeland. Josephine Moll said the older diplomatic youngsters have Bold.' THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR U greater problems adjusting than younger ones. "Home means more to you when you are older. You have established friends there." people seem more mature, but less sophisticated, than their diplomatic counterparts. "Perhaps this is because American kids never do things with adults," commented one young man. "At home we don't have cars, so we often go on dates together with our parents. What's more, we enjoy it!" Guy Kuoh of Cameroon chimed in to say he, too, was wondering about the little "emphasis placed on family activities" in this country. Petra Fischer of Germany, a senior at Bethesda's Chevy Chase High School, finds Americans in many ways more conservative than Europeans. "Particularly in boy-girl relations," she said. "In Germany boys and girls often go camping together. Relations are much more casual between them." Sex, particularly among youth from western European countries, is much more openly discussed. "It all seems so hush-hush here," was one comment. How do these children from Elmbassy Row spend their free time in Washington? They do not seem particularly thrilled by embassy functions: They find them formal and stiff for a teenager. They prefer private parties with their own age group. Unlike most gatherings for American young people, these parties are never dated. ("What's the use of having a party if you only stay with one person?", wondered Petra). Otherwise they do the same dances as any American high schooler: The Madison, the frug, and the bossa nova. me A Tradition of the finest FROM OMV PAINTS I 9 t f-w CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING --l"" r flip ART sijppl,es "irjij'L IJ I 4757 E. SPEEDWAY 327-2300 Nature Notebook Wild Animals Belong In The Wilds 'Good Samaritan' Act Usually A Disservice By C. M. PALMER JR. TOMBSTONE One day many years ago, my father cut down an old apple tree in the orchard and, thereby, we had a new family on our hands. Promptly deserted by the mother when her nest and home were destroyed, were three tiny raccoons. They did not even have their eyes open. There was nothing wrong with their mouths and voices, however, and the latter were especially strong and impelling. When the wrinkles in their little bellies began gnawing, they let the world know about it. I well remember my mother getting up at all hours of the night to "iron out" those wrinkles and to quiet the insistent squeal-purr combination that roused us. In those good old "hoss and buggy" days of my boyhood, there was rarely a time when we didn't have wild pets of some kind about the place. 'Coons, squirrels, rabbits, crows, hawks, bobcats, foxes you name it and we probably had it, at one time or another. But the lives of those little critters couldn't always be the happiest even though we fed and housed them to the best of our ability and gave them almost complete protection from their natural enemies. It was never the wild free life to which they were born and which should have been their lot. Recently, Carlos Ordonez was greeted at his front door one morning by a very friendly doe deer. Apparently she was waiting for someone to let her in but Carlos couldn't quite see that. She licked his hand and tried to ingratiate herself but Carlos was adamant on that point. On the other hand, she was just as positive that she wasn't about to be ejected from the place regardless of how insistent her host was. So he did the next best thing and called up game ranger Budd Hull. Sure, Budd knew all about her. Only the day before he had taken her way back into the hills near the mountains where a herd of wild deer was known to "use," and left her to get acquainted. But she didn't understand her own kind, nor they her, so she came back, to the only life and "friends" she knew people. What had happened was that as a fawn she had been picked up and raised at a ranch home. That's all she knew that was her life. On her own in the wild, she was lost. Recently the Arizona Game and Fish Dept. officials called attention to the fact that this is the time of year when young wild things frequently are encountered in the back country. They urged that animals be left there. Regardless of how helpless and abandoned they seem, don't believe it. Chances are excellent that the mother is nearby, waiting for you to get the heck out of there, praying, in her own way, that you'll leave her babe alone. Caring for young wild things is a chore. Feed and proper diet, housing (which inevitably means caging a critter born to a wild free life), sanitation and protection can all become a huge nuisance. Then, there's another hazard "the law!" It's ag'in it. Possession of wild animals is illegal except under specific permit. Without such a permit, your vulnerable, friends. Just don't be the good Samaritan to these little wild things. Just leave them alone and mother will generally find them OK. goldsmiths jewelers diamond merchants 199 n. stone avenue phone 624-9556 Cciclni Cliann the perfect jiijl fry Graduate of Arizona Schools, or tak. o-w 1o mother on your summer vacation. Choose trom our larqe selection of Cnarms hand crafted in our own shoo by Ed Tennen. We sift wrao and mail any item anywhere No Charge of Course. . . A Reminder . . . 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Dealers throughout the country have been featuring this model prominently ali this month and one of the most popular methods has been to show it as the pace car at local races. It was in this fashion that we got a chance to drive the Sport Fury pace car at the famous Riverside Raceway. Several laps around the twisting road course was even more impressive than several days in city traffic. The Indy pace car is equipped with a big 383 cubic inch engine which puts out 360 horsepower with the help of a 4-barrel carburetor. This power is transmitted to the ground through Plymouth's 3-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission. The smooth and positive action of this box firms up our growing conviction that the new automatics are the most suitable transmission for big, hairy engines. Though on a 119 inch wheel-base, the Sport Fury Convertible looks and feels like a bigger car. Front interior room is very good, but rear leg room is a bit restricted when a long-legged driver gets the seat back where he wants it. Even wheeling through the fast bends at Riverside on low pressure tires, the Sport Fury felt safe and sure in the handling department. Down the straights, it became clear that the Plymouth pace car will have no problem getting the Indy racers up to their 100 mph starting speed tomorrow morning. 0 THE Surf side Block long private beach Sports Fishing Pier Heated Pool Fine Surfing 800-C Imperial Beach Souih San, Cal. Hi. 71 1- 12J-51K3 FUN TOURS GRAND CANYON or LAS VEGAS $34.50 11 DAYS 2 NIGHTS Bright Angel Lodg Air Conditioned Room with Bath Hooi Hous Museum Indian Dancts Movies Oancln Nitely Hiking ft Ridint Via Casa Grande Ruins Japanese Flower Garden Governor's Mansion ft Museum Return Via Oak Creek Canyon, Monteiuma Castle Scottsdale, Tucson. BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCV 622-5503 ACT & TRAVEL Tucson House Lobby C24-332I GREEN VALLEY -125-3077 OTTO VTVX . S 0.v . tUillardMPorter Word has been received from Sam Spence, secretary of the American Paint Stock Horse Assn., that a major source of trniih e amons naint horse removed. On June 3, in Fort Worth, the American Paint Stock Horse Assn. and the Amer-Paint Quarter Horse Assn. will meet to formalize the c 0 n s 0 1 1- dation of the groups i n to one which will carry the name American Paint Hore Assn. Preliminary a g reements between the two associations were c 0 m p I e t- PORTER ed last week and the new official name of the registry agreed upon, Spence said. Horace King, president of the old APQHA. calls the consolidation "a major step forward for paint horses." J. D. Hooter, president of the APS-HA, feels that "this is the best thing that could have happened to the paints." Although interest in breeding and owning paint horses has grown tremendously in the past few years, confusion and petty jealousies sprang up from the fact that two rival associations were doing just about the same things. Each group had the welfare of paint horses written into its corporate charter, but in acting out what was best for owners and breeders, each side often criticized the other, which split the young paint ranks right down the middle. Spence puts it this way: "Prom now on, without the two-way split, paint growth should fly forward . . . and this year paint shows are expected to double in size and number in the Southwest." The paint often called Pinto long an outcast by fanciers of solid-color horses, has made progress in the equine world during the past three years. With the help of the two merging associations, standards of breeding and conformation were set up, horse OCEAX 6 Motel Downtowner Package Motor Coach Round Trip, Inc. 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For the first time since 1959, fresh penguin eggs gathered from government-owned islands are going on sale. Between 4,000 and 5.000 dozen eggs are expected to be collected and sold at $2.10 a dozen. C. S. Bosnian, superintendent of the island, says: "Penguin eggs have for many, many years been much sought after for the gourmet's table. "They are usually boiled for 20 mmutes before being eaten. They have a fishy tang." I Journey fo me Fordi THE BEST OF SCANDINAVIA ESCORTED TOUR VIA SAS VISIT NORWAY, SWEDEN, DENMARK Eipehence some of the most ruo- tea narurai orauiv in rnv worm. See the sophisticated capitals of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. I Travel by modern motorcoach and steamer through scenic fiord country, immense forests and mountains and euaint fishine communities. 1045 21 DAYS 1 from 10 Departures From New York Contact "The Agency Offering Complete Travel Services' 228 W. DRACHMAN COUPON I TO: I I AAA SEND I V1KINGLAND FOLDER I I ! NAME I ADDRESS I -I

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