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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12, 1972 THf UTHKlDGE HBAID 13 Potato farmer alias calf roper-Chomistek By GARRY ALLISON' Of HeraM Canada's calf ropers ifcgnk their lacky stars that Enul Cboroistek is a busy rasa. The congenial potato fanner frors Scaixna speeds much of his tiias farming Ms 460-acre farm and therefore crah' makes it to the occasioeial rodeo. But out of the seven rodeos be maaaged to work into bis busy schedule in 1372 Emi! csice tip wife close to SLOW and a big at Fort MackodL Woei cocsJder that there -were 45 ropers si Fort MadeocL many of them ranked in the top 15 in the and the tep 10 in Canada, you real- ize the ability tMs part-feoe roper 'iss. EmJl -was been in fee Kajo- thian Mountains la Czscboslo vakia in 1SS asd his parents to Seaudia one year later. Ee soil makes bis bams tbere aod besides potatoes be also ruus 55 Jiesd Hereford cattle. He asd Jss Angela aave tTrin boys, and Pat, so- other son Guy and a daughter In conjiffldicn -with his pot- ato fanning EmU is a director of tfee Alberta Seed Grwrors Association and is also a csfisa- ber of fee Alberta Potato Grow- ers Association. It was back in May of 1958 EMJL CHOMJSTEK PLANNING to TRAVEL? Let A.M.A. World Travel Look After All The Details At No Service Charge To You! Bcok AH Alrffne Flights In North America end Overseas! 0 STEAMSHIP (Atlantic and Pacific) Tours Cruises 0 Car Rental 0 European Rail WORID TRAVR appointed Aoent fcr off MAJOR AIRUNES and STEAMSHIPS, "For in Trcve! ALL-WAYS" Cell or VJsit A.M.A. World Travel Service Sth Ave.S. cr AJJ enquiries welcome Office Monday thru SfliurtJcy 9 o-m. fa 5 p porking ct rear of be first appeared in. a rodeo areoa, tfae coly rodeo be attended that year, at Bassaso. The rtezfc year be Int three, Eas- sarjo. KayrajXjd and Brooks, god by an odd drcumstaaee be placed third at all feree. Since that time be has fee CSrcait ropisg title (I3S2) and, tbe fact that ,the' rodeos'be bas ever sitaided in one year is 12, be has -wins at Fort 3fee- leod, Brooks, Saskatoon, Vasrt- baH and Medicine Hal. He has also made it 10 tbe finals at tbe Calgary Stampede five times bat only placed in. the money osee. "I al-srerys bad a love for-jrop- Exail said. "I could tirow a nice top I don't "know -whether it vras lad: or arid I voold rope calves on tie lease. After catching teem oo tbe lease, winch is a area, it nsde. it a lot simpler in a fenced arena." Be figures thai be Tras among tise first Canadian ropers that tised to iEsmouni its borse tbe right side. Today sxxst of tfeft top calf ropers io tbe business do this. A great story about Emfl goes to tee year be Tron fee roping at Brooks a broken toe. pa2ed OQ nay boot over fids toe, wifka I broke ridmg steers at home two prior to Brooks, jest before I took my call Wen, did it ever hart. I caught my calf real quick, hobbled dvKB and tied hins pretty qmekJy. but all I coold thmk sioat was back and getting that boot flfi." be laughed- Enm also used to ride broocs tot this didn't prove profitable so be gave it op. A knee in- jury suffered at Taber three years ago hss put an end to his steer eodearars. of backing EmU, said, "I used to Kecklace at one time (one of tbe TPorifs top backing horses oiffiied by VoM Eodeo Yoa couldn't rid that son of a gun. I got off her so many times I sold her at an Auction mart aixi 227 brother Joe brought bsr back for and be ended up se-Ur ing her to Void lor I sure lost on that deal" EmH has had a lot of grati- fying experiences in rodeo but he singles ost Ms Southern Cir- cuit and his at Eegina, vbea be both go rounds and the average, as tfee biggest thrills, Tlae secret of calf roping is a good borse, and be paid 000 for fee ooe he has cow but wooH like a better one. roped off Harold MaadevfGe's horse, Dusfeer, once and that was the best horse I've been be said- Wrth a trcskle in Ms eye and the fisottght of a bumper crop of potatoes this year, Enral feought out lood, "Yoti know I jtffit might take soiae of that money and bay me a good 317 -5th ST. S., LETHBR1DGE PHONE 327-7331 yOW TO ATTIHD A CHRISTMAS SHOPPING PARTY WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13 5.30 PJVL-9.00 PJH. SAVE I A SPECIAL WILL BE GIVEN ON ALL REGULAR PRICED MERCHANDISE PURCHASED {NOT EFFECTIVE ON SALE PRICED ITEMS) ;