Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 24, 1957 · Page 18
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 18

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, June 24, 1957
Page 18
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Calf Roping Is Test of. Where the Horse Helps The diversity of cowboy skills is I brought clearly into focus in calf! toping, since 1921 one of lie five! standard events at rodeos everywhere. . In the span of IS seconds or less, you'll sec a demonstration of horse training and riding, the flash of a lariat from the roper's skilled hands. There is courage and skill as (he cowboy ropes and tics a kicking calf. Above all, there is (he display of man and horse working as a learn. Iloping in rodeos dales back to fhe 1880's. Today the calf roping events account for the greatest number of conlcslants in rodeo and pays out the biggest amount of prize money, due to the high number of entry fees added to the purses. The official rules of the Itodco Cowboys' Association Inc., give these guides for Ihc calf roping evcnl: Calves are given a head slart determined by the size of the arena. Officials for (his event are a scoreline judge, a field judge and Iwo timers. When the calf is out of the chute and has crossed the scoreline, Ihc ccorelioe 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 lo his lime. The quarterhorse closes on, the calf as quickly as possible. The roper usually lets 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 call. 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 swings his weight into the left stirrup. The horse stops and lakes all the slack out of the rope. The rider dismounts and runs down the rope. He pulls out his short pigging string 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 contestant recorded. Much of the work thai goes 16 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 a ·quick burst of starting speed. They are intelligent as they are fast and they are trained to follow the calf through while holding hind it and a little- to nne side so -the roper will have the best chance to cut loose. They'll stop on a dime and brake With all four feet 5a tlic COWbOj jumps from the saddle and streaks along the taut rope to reach the calf. 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 he is carrying'them made up when he" enters the arena. If he misses with both lops, he must retire from the arena with no time. Since this is a timed event, it IE not at all unusual for several hundred dollars to ride on the caving of a split second. Without t top quarterhorse, the best calf roper would be only half a team. every maneuver a position just be- Humphrey Probably Will Be on Observer Team al London Arms Conference WASHINGTON Ml -- Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) said Saturday a lenatorial adviser team "most likely" will set in on later stages of the current London .disarmament talks. Humphrey heads the Senale Disarmament Subcommittee and weil placed sources said he undoubtedly would be one of the advisers. Humphrey declined to discuss that report. Secretary of Stale Dulles Friday Stopping on a dime, the calf-ropers horse aids his rider in a race against the stop watch by braking to a halt as soon as the loop is settled on the calf's head. By the time the horse is stopped the rider will b» dismounted and started for the calf. He must then throw the calf by hand and tie any three legs together with the short pigging siring in his feelh. Many skilled ropers will be seen at the Creeley rodeo July 3-4. Going to Prison for Minor Law Violations Halted in Alabama MONTGOMERY, Ala. Hi - A man was arresled in north Alabama recently for driving a car without a driver's license. The judge fined him $100, plus $21.85 in court costs. Because he didn't have (he money, the defendant went to prison not to jail--doomed for life to /ear Ihe "convicl" brand. Nor was it an isolalcd case. Thousaods of impoverished offenders have, fallen victim to an antiquated Alabama law that allowed county prisoners .lo be sent 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 counly aulhorities' to keep short-term prisoners at. home. Prison authorities have fought for years against the .iniquitous system lhat enabled sheriffs' aiid other county officials lo collect their fees from the state when the defendants couldn't pay. Under the old law, the counly had the right to turn prisoners over to the stale and collect the fines and cost. In prison, the "convicts for a few days" worked out the debt. Fines were translated into prison time on a sliding scaie- cosis were settled at 75 cents a day. If the defendant could pay the fine and costs, he went free. If he dids't-heve the-money he went Lo jail and then to (he 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--mugged, fingerprinted and given a telltale number the same- as hardened criminals. asked the Senate to name a delegation of its members to familiarize themselves with progress of the tslks, so they would be ready io participate in the London conference "if that becomes desirable." Dulles said it would be "prema- .ure" for the senators to join the TJ. S. delegation in the London conference now. Big Business Grows Bigger, Record Shows By SAM DAWSON NKW YORK w - The big ars ^eLiin£ bigger -- just as the i-rilics of big business say. Dut m a n y of the best gains in sales, profits, and return on invested capital are being scored well below Uing size. The 500 largest U. S. industrial corporations trail all other outside t h a t gilded group in percentage of gains in sales and net profits after taxes. And the very largest firms aren't the most profitable of the 500, in terms ot percentage of rclurn on invested capital. For example, Fortune m a g a - j zinc's directory of the 500 largest industrial corporations shows: * General Motors was lop dog in 1956 in sales, and net profits £nd second among the 500 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 ce;il of return on invested capita], it was 79th with 18.5 per cent. Ford Motors, third in sales, f i f t h in assets, ninth in net profits and sixth in invested capital, scored 2C2nd in profit as per cent of sales at 5.1 per cent, and 269th in profitability with 11.9 per cent return on invested capital. Chrysler, seventh in sales, was 472nd in profitability. Ranking first in profitability with 43 per cent return was Gil- lelle, although only 198th in sales, 285th in assets and 80th in net profits. While the 500 largest indus- riak, as a group, increased their Summer Faculty Pag» 9 ipanies sviti assets abo-'e (bit fi|-|t Telegraph) had revenues well , Monday, June 24, ure, seven ralroads in that class above that figure, j snd six utilities, ! The SM biggest are really big, ! fourth o' the total in all the non- Safes lopped one billion dollars however. They account lor about i communist world. Together they 'or six merchandising firms andjbalf ot the nation's manufactur- Isold 174 billion dollars one utility (American Telephone ing and mining output - and one 'products. worth Brock McElheran, iiiociatt protester of mulic, Stale Unlver- tity Teichen Collegt, Polidam, N.Y. Prison, authorities made no orogress in stopping the practice until this year when, with the | sales in 1956 by 8 per cent over help of State Sen. Ben Reeves of Pike county, himself a former sheriff, (hey found (he formula. They sold the Legislature on the idea of keeping prisoners at home if sentenced to les; than 12 months but at the same lime letting the stale continue to pay the fines and costs. II slill costs the otstc thousands of dollars a- year, but it spares offenders the shame ol a prison record. 1955, all other industrial corporations increased theirs by 12 per cent. There again the biggest didn't do the best. The top 50 increased sales by 5.5 per cent, while the bottom 50 gained 11 per cent, doing better than the 500 as a group. In net profits the 500 show a 2.5 per cent gain, compared with a 20 per. cent rise for all other largest, 133 earned less ia 1956 than the year before. But the 50 biggest show a de- Dr. A. R. Schwartz, professor of education and head of department, North Central College, Niperville, III. cline of 3.5 per cent after taxes · (influenced by a bad year In aulos I and by the steel strike). The ] bottom 50 in the group increased j Lheir net by 30.5 per cent. ! There were 32 industrial c o m - 1 panics with sales topping one billion dollars, 22 with assets of one billion or more, and 16 with alter tax profits of. 100 million or more. Going outside the industrial list you find 21 commercial banks with resources m excess of one billion dollars, 16 insurance com- HOWDY/ Summer Students -- Budget Accounts -- Two Die in Cistern NASHV1LLF., Tenn. Ml -- An 11- year-old boy and a man who tried .0 save him suffocated in an anbandoned cistern Friday. The boy, Ralph Lewis Williams, Became trapped in the cistern while playing In his back yard. The would-be rescuer, Vcrnon Hogue, 52, was a neighbor. Bolh were Negroes. Four other men in the rescue p a r t y were overcome by lack of oxygen and hospitalized. 'ALUMAROLL AWNINGS for PICTURE WINDOWS 36 Months To Pay--Phone 1. r 88 IfcLew Dakan Co. 1817 9lh St. Summer Time Is Cotton Dress Time For wearing around the house, down town, or most any occasion. 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