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

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Saturday, April 11, 1936
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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. V "Therefore, we practiced with a big doll. Each beautiful combination of leather tooling and color ing, notwithstanding the fact that his dad once licked him for "messing 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" Indoors. . One day he got hold of a lady friend's purse, took an old screwdriver and tooled a ranch scene on the plain leather back, Just for fun. Experi- Old Gun Wound That Kept Him Out of Saddle Started Unusual Career By Oren Arnold I' 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 rv y .KU v v vvtevv'V V ' " ft V, J ? - r K Aw? '( Ma v Htre 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 tralnetl 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 w,alk 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 happiness 'all 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 they grabbed them up at Tl'U rais?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 nieces and does paintirs about the e'r of the a . framed picture in ; living rr'am o Ih.m. Usually they are sold before thsy are finirir.d. LVUV. K f ;v'V ' VOVlvAVv 1 . i IV; , urn iT' jvv, & pm, u v.; i w WW ' -HV- Kl r Vr vVi ' ' V7...rrvi v -vr- - -VTV 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. i Bernard shown above, to steal a live baby for movie purposes, of course. But Trainer Carl Splti finally accomplished the trick and even taught Buck to look guilty! 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 the 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 make 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 tr.cauas a St. Bernard is an emotional crea-turry it - ta no time until Buck was feeling heartily flduiiod 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 th? s!' le 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 Arizona 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 tho idea. Hospital authr-'tios obtained some rral tools and good leather for him. After a year or two of it, h s reputation was STILL WINNING WORLD TITLES f-v rrv --, " , J n?I AFTER 29 VEARS . n7 D 1 )) Sr Pf Vfc tk&V V X' fl 1 ( I 1JI M Ll I THE VETERAN BILLIARWST SHOWS WS f S-nV- ' ;MT3 ' Mn a. nririfA ri U WU LtLJzj marvelous pwyjicw. cxrnoN ano masteby l-' yJ 1 S vJT Jcryv yAvflllllV T fU OF THE CAME By TAKING THE WORLD'S THREE" , 1 3f V I 1 1 I I V V- U . CU5HI0M TITLE WITHAJ4 fHIBJTjOj JH0T.... V(f f JfMI HERE'S TOTW48-yEAR0UCHAMP1ON,WiaiEH0PPE....HE j . . V MAS WON EVERyW0QLt TITLE IN BIUIABPS HE HAS WA1XEO . ' A f THOUSANDS OF MltES ABOUND BlUHARO TABLES, AND WHEN ' r, - W I ggfH HE SETS HIMSELF fOB A SHOT W KIEBVES ABE LIKET STEEL- , ' I BELOW HE TELLS OF THE IMPORTANCE CF KEEPINQ HEALTHY "ZZX ) , I ? I NERVES ANO GOOD DIGESTION f "--rr I I 1 s !..) r sj . rt WHEN WILLIE - . .' t " W Mi"sATHE:R. . ; - " 1936, R. J. Roynoldg Tob. Co. WAS TRAINING CAN YOU STAND f J I ITt ALMOST ZIf I "T ' g ft k I I ' "cOOO UKK.' 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TURKISH AND DOMESTIC THAN ANY OTHER POPULAR BRAND (mo) R.J.tyNOlD TOBACCO COMPANY WINTON-AUM,NOTM CAROLINA LJ I y ) ft t f j 's. ss i iffy , 1 ... - V SSL? Xcy

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