Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 27, 1957 · Page 19
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Page10 CREELEY THinilNE 1 Thur»d»v. Junf 27, 1957 Steer Wrestler Approaches His Work Carefully Falling from the siddle of I gal horns of 4 snufly, 900 pound steer impresses most people is I hazardous way of making, I living. Hut to the rodeo contestants who specialire in steer wrestling, it's j u ' t mother job. The steer wrestler prepares for liic work is carefully -- and is mailer of faclly -- is a binker studies i possible investment. In hnlh cases it's largely i question rf miking the rijht drci'ion at the risht time. Practice is essential lo this event and some bulltlogging e» perls even improve their pnclice sessions by studying movies of other steer wrestling greats, care f u l l y noting f l m s in liming ind tricks of balance. Time i* a basic factor in the e v e n t . Wilh a slip or trip costing valuable second, a cowboy must m a k e good start out of the chute, whether Ihe loct! rulei require starts behind the barrier o' Up and tip. Steers are given i pre-determined head Mirt in most lirge irenis. A scoreline' is marked sevcril feet in front of the rhute, and one nf the fliemcn stands n e x t to this line, with a line lo i spring litch holding i rope icrois the hot where the contestant wiils. When the steer dishes irross the scoreline. Ihe flagman drops his flic, simultaneously pulling Ihe rope barrier from in front of the bulldogger, and the race is on. Rut if the overanxious bulldog- crr breaks Ihe birrier, slirtins before the signal, a ten second penally is added tn his time. Con- \erfely. if he wills loo long, Ihe tries off tearing it top speed down the ireni, the cowboy's horse dodjei and hedgei with the steer, no loo of which react in the sime way. Another cowboy rides is i hirer on the other side of the itcer, to keep the iteer running straight. The sleer might "set up*' -- stop Just is tha wrestler lunges from his saddle -- ind the cowboys take I bij (rib it Ihe lir and i big bite of dust. Once i cowboy gets a firm grip. on the head of Ihe critter, he must j tiring him to a complete stop by throwing his Unit heels into Ihe dirt ahead of the steer. He'll he dragged along helplessly if his feet get behind him. As sum as the steer fills on its side wilh ill four legs free ind Ihe (eel ind held pointing in the lime direction, lime is up. The flag- man, mounted nearby, drops his flag and the timer's witch is slop ped. Rut if the steer falls with its legs under it or spread eigled -i "dog fall" -- the cowboy usuilly has tn let him up ind stirt over. If Ihe sleer gets loo'e. Ihe dogger may lake no more thin one step lo recipture it. , A sleer can't be thrown by accident. "Houhhinning" -- jumping i on Ihe hr-ri of !.V steer so it's I knocked off its feet -- is tiboo. If Ibis hippens. the dogger must let him up ind they're o f f - igiin. "Pegging" -- driving a horn into |Steer Wrestler in Action Pravda Calls Ike Firebrand MOSCOW OH -- rravda Wednes- diy eilled President Eiirnhowrr a "firebrand." Other pipers in the Moscow cip- itll blossomed out with articles unfriendly to the United Stitei in u n i t ippeared to be an attempt to counteract unfavorable publicity the So* let Union rrcitvrd in the recent U. N. report on II insiry. Rarely doei the Soviet preit it- tack President Eiienhower by nime, but a headline in the official Communist party newspaper referred to him n a "firebrand' for eipreiiuij hopes for the free dom of Communist states in East era Europe. The headline appeared over a Tass dispatch from Sew York on the President'! speech at the gov jernors' conference in Williamsburg Va.. Monday. Tass said Eisenhower took the occasion "If interfere 'crossly in the internal affiirs of a number of sovereign East European Hates." The Soviet A r m y newspaper Red Star md American forces on Formosa have started miss exile of 500,000 Formo«ans to remote Pacific Islands "where slow death awaits them." The U. N. report on Hungary came under the attack of Izveslia. Thf; Soviet government newspa- pcr labeled the U. N. commission'! 1 report another eiample of United Nations failure to fulfil) ill jrtB- 'eiplei because it followed Aneri- can leadership in "unworthy ip*e- dation on the so-called Hunfiriia problem." Izvestia so far bn not published any arcounlt of wh»t th« report laid. '. One Too Many MCKEE. Ky. l*-Four prisoner! who l.roke cut of jail hid a breach of peace char;- fiied against them after their recapture. They tot out of jail by uwing bars, then entered the sheriffi office by smashing a glais door. The prisoneri then found IS ijiiei !of confiscated beer and two pliloli. ' The noijy celebration ended when 'the sheriff returned. Ihe ground lo gain leverage is also outlawed. Steer wrestling is i minsited job, regardless of how scicntifical- ly it is ipproiched. Out of the saddle it a full gallop and onto Ihe horns of in unruly pack of muscle and bone will never be safe or easy. Matching muscles with · 700-pound ttttr, tht stotr wrtstlt-r gtts a good grip on tht horns and prtpirts to dig in with his httls to bring tho trit. ttr, which ovtwtighs him 1 to 1, to a sudden stop. Thtn, working agilnsl o stop witch, ho'll twist . _ him down till ill four fett iri fr«t, pointing in th« lime direction. Kitping tht stltr running straight is th« hntr, tht mounted cowboy at left. This il.nd.rd rod«o «««nt is firt of tho Grt«lty rodto July 3-4. 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