Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 24, 1957 · Page 17
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 17

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, June 24, 1957
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Call Roping Is Test of. The diversity of cowboy (killi ii brovtbt clearly Into focui in till rbpini, slaee 1K1 one of the five standard events t rodeos every- ·here. . In the ipin of IS seconds or lets, you'll tee a demonitration of horie Iraininc tad ridinj, the flaib of a lariat from the roper'i skilled handi. There ii courage and skill at the cowboy ropes and tics a kicking calf. Above aU, there is the display of man and hone working at a team. Ropinc in rodeoi dates back to the IMO's. Today the calf ropins events account for the greatest number of contestants in rodeo and pays out the biggest amount of priie money, due to the hish number of entry fees added to the purses. The official rules of the Rodeo Cowboys' Association Inc., five these guides for the calf roping event: Calvet are given a head start determined by the siie of the arena. Officials for this evert are a scoreline judge, a field judge and two timers. When the calf is out of the chute and has crossed the scorclinc, the icoreline judge drops his flag to signal, starting of time. He pulls the rope barrier from in front of the box where the roper waits. If the contestant leaves the box before the calf crosses the score- line, he breaks the barrier. A 10- second penalty is added to his time. The quarterhorse closes on the calf as quickly as possible. The roper usually let* fly from about 12 feet away. He' may catch the calf anyway-by the feet, around the head or body-- just as long as the loop Is out of his hand when it catches and holds until the roper reaches the calf. The highly trained roping horse teams with the rider beautifully in this event. As the rope settles on the calf, the cowboy throws away the slack and swing! hi« weight into the left stirrup. The horse (tops and takes all the slack out of the rope. The rider dismounts and runs down the rope. He pulls out his short pigging Itring and, after tossing the calf on its back, gathers three feet and ties them with two quick wraps and a half hitch. The field rides over to ascertain the tie is secure. Only then is the time for that con testant recorded. Much of the work that goes to make a great calf roper Is spent long before the chute opens and the calf streaks across the arena. That was spent In training the roping horse. These quarterhorses have ·quick burst of starting speed. They are intelligent as they are fast and they are trained to follow the ealf through every maneuver while holding a position Just behind it and a lit»» to on* tide so ·the roper will have the best chance to cut loose. They'll atop on a dime and brake with all four {tit ·» i co-toy jumps from the saddle and streaks ·long the taut rope to reach the talf. They are trained to back slightly, facing the rope calf, keeping the rope taught but never dragging the calf. The roper may use two loops if be is carryinfthem made up when he enters the arena. If he misses with both lops, Iw must retire from the arena with no time. Since this is a timed event, it Is not at all unusual for several hundred dollars to ride on the laving of a split second. Without i top quarterhorse, the best calf roper would be only half a team Humphrey Probably Will Where the Horse Helps Big Business Grows Bigger, Record Shows By SAM DAWSON .NEW YORK * - The big are j getting bigger -- just as the i critics of big business say. B u t ' m a n y of the best gains in 'sales, profits, and return on in- I vested capital are being scored i veil below ting siie. The MO largest V. S. industrial corporations trail all other out. '- - ·'.'· t r · - · · . · ~ i X..*--?--:-. Stopping on a dim!, !h« calf-ropars horst aids his ridtr in a ract against tht slop watch by braking to a halt as soon as th« loop is stttltd on tht call's htad. By tht timt tht horn is stopptd tht ridir will bt dismtunttd and starttd for tht call. Ht must th«n threw the calf by hand and tit any thrtt Itgs ttgtlhtr wHh tht short pigging string In his tttth. Many skilled roptrs will bt sttn at tht Grttlty rodto July 1-4. Going to Prison for Minor Law Violations Hailed in Alabama MONTGOMERY, Ala. IP - A man was arrested in north Alabama recently for driving a car without a driver's license. The judge fined him $100, plus »2t.8S in court cost*. Because he didn't have the money, the defendant went to prison- not to jail-- doomed for life to Prison auinoriues mane n o j yyhuV the SOO progress in stopping the practice |trials, as a group, until this year when, with help of Stale Sen. Ben Reeves of,'?«. »H other industrial corpora- wear the "convict" Nor was it an brand. isolated Thousands of impoverished offenders have fallen victim to an antiquated Alabama law that allowed county prisoners to be tent to the penitentiary so the state would pay their fines and court costs. But it won't happen any more. Gov. James E. Folsom has signed into law two recently approved legislative acts abolishing the practice and compelling county authorities to keep short-term prisoners at home. Prison authorities have fojghl for years against the Iniquitoui system that enabled sheriffs and other county officials to collect their fees from the state when the defendants couldn't pay. Under the old law, the county had the right to turn prisoners over to the state and collect the fines and cost In prison, the "convicts for a few days" worlted out the debt. Fines were translated into prison time on a sliding scale- rosti were aetUed at 75 cents a day. If the defendant could pay the fine and costs, he went free. If 'ike county, himself a former sheriff, they found the formula. They sold the Legislature on the :dea of keeping prisoners at home f sentenced to leu ihan 12 months ut at the same time letting the state continue to pay the fines and costs. authorities made no ride that gilded group in percent age of gains in sales and net prof- j i t s after taxes. And the very largest firms aren't the most prof- jitable of the 500, in terms of per- jcentage of return on invested I capital. 1 For example, Fortune maga- line's directory of the SOO largest industrial corporations shows: » General Motors was top dog in 19S6 in sales, and net profits ·nd second among the SOO in assets and invested capital. But profitability was another matter. Figuring profit as per cent of sales. GM ranked 3rd with 7.9 per cent. Figuring profitability as per cent of return on invested capital, it was 79th with 185 per cent. Ford Motors, third in sales, fifth in assets, ninth in net profits and sixth in invested capital, scored 262nd in profit as per cent of sales at S.I per cent, and 269th in profitability with 11.» per cent return on invested capital. Chrysler, seventh in sales, was 472nd in profitability. Ranking first in profitability with 43 per cent return was Gillette, although only 198th in sales, 285th in assets and (Oth in net profits. largest indus- increased their the'sales in 1X6 by S per cent over Summer Faculty pinles with listts atxr-t tint Gf-|t Telegraph) hid menues well ure, seven talroads in that elan' above that figure. and til utilities. Sales topped one billion dollars r sit merchandising firms and lone utility (American Telephone 4 The SOO biggest are really big, however. They account for about half of the nation's manufacturing and mining output -- and one Monday, June 24, fourth o' the total to all the noa- communist world. Together they sold 174 billion dollars worth ff products. I - Brock McElhtran, asstclatt proftssor of music, Slalt Unl«tr- ity Ttachtrs Colltgt, Potsdam, N.Y. r | lions increased theirs by 12 per cent. There again the biggest didn't do the best. The top SO increased sales by 55 per cent, while the bottom SO gained 11 per cent, doing better than the SOO as a group. ; In net profits the SOO show a 2.5 per cent gain, compared with It still costs the iti'.e thousands!a 20 per cent rise for all other of dollars a - y e a r , but it spares'largest, 133 earned less in 195 Dr. A. R. Schwartt, proltsstr »f tducation and httd of dtpart- m«nt, North Ctntral Colltgt, Niptrvillt, III. offenders the shame record. of a prison | than the year before. I But the SO biggest show a de- cline of 35 per cent after taxes (influenced by a bad year in autos and by the steel strike). The bottom SO in the group increased their net by 30.5 per cent. There were 32 industrial companies with sales topping one billion dollars, 22 with assets of one billion or more, and 16 with after tax profits of 100 million or more. Going outside the industrial list you find 21 commercial banks with resources In excess of one billion dollars, 16 insurance com HOWDY/ I Summer Students -- Budget Accounts -- he didn't hsve the money he went to jail and then to the penitentiary because the county couldn't collect its money otherwise. Besides, prisoners in jail have to be fed. So, unfortunate thousands over the years went to prison--mujsed, fingerprinted and given a telltale number the same as hardened criminals. asked the Senate to name a dele nation of its members to familiarize themselves with progress o f j the talks, so they would be ready to participate in the London eon- ference "if that becomes desirable." Dulles said it would be "premature" for the senators to join the _ . U. S. delegation in the London con- Be on Observer Team al Wee now. London Arms Conference !TWO Die in cistern NASHVILLE. Tenn. HI -- An 11 WASHINGTON (Ti -- Sen. Humphrey (D-Mton) said Saturday a aenatorial adviser team "most likely" will set in on liter sta:es of the current London . disarma ment talks. , year-old boy and a man who tried' to save him suffocated in a n ' anbandoned cislem Friday. The boy, Ralph Lewis Williams, became trapped in the cistern Humphrey heads the Senate D i s - j while playing in his back yard, a r m a m e n t Subcommittee and w d l l T h e would-be re«cuer. Vernon placed sources said he undoubtedly I Ho;ue, 52, was a neighbor. Both would be one of the advisers. H u m - were Neuroes. phrey declined to discuss fiat r e - j Four other men in the rc-cue port. i party were overcome by lack of Secretary of State Dulles Friday 'oxygon and hospitalued. 'ALUMAROLL AWNINGS for PICTURE WINDOWS 36 Month.* To Pay--1'hnnr 1.1SS at Lew Dakan Co. 1817 9th SI. 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