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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta -Saturday, July 17, 197] THE IETHBRIDGE HERAIO 17 Rodeo life hectic, but good, clean tun, says Whoop-Up Days infield KARL DOERING rodeo c'own and bull fighter Be sure to get your tickets for the KINSMEN Club of Lethbridge 2 CAR AWARD Whoop-Up Days! TICKETS 51.00 1971 VEGA 1971 COUGAR Cars will be on display each day at the fair grounds! Draw will be made Saturday, July 24th. Proceeds to future Ice Facilities in Lethbridge RILEY McCQRMICK With the traditions of the West since 1901 suggests dur- ing rodeo season t RILEY McCORMICK for true West Fashions H Bar C Tem Tex Karman Fenton American Bailey Resists! Smithbilt RODEO ACCESSORIES Ties, Belts, Buckles, Purses STOP IN AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR MANY WHOOP-UP DAYS SPECIALS i I VISIT RILEY and McCORMICK WESTERN WEAR AT THE WHOOP-UP DAYS BOOTH, EXHIBITION GROUNDS RILEY McCORMICK "Serving the west Since 1901" CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-5644 TO Stores in Western Canada, to Serve You Better GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff "The involvement of youth with drugs is beyond me. The tods today have so much, they don't know what to do with themselves, maybe that's it. "One of the many good things about rodeo is the ab- sence of the drug problem and the opportunity for a youth to get rid of his excess energy." A concerned parent talking? Yes. But there is a slight dif- ference. That difference is his job. The parent is Karl Doering. The job a rodeo clown and bull fighter. Karl risks serious injury an average of 65 times a year, clowning and fighting bulls, at rodeos from the southern states to southern Canada. His son Greg, 19, is a college student and a bull rider. "I'd rather he was a steer wrest- Karl said. Wife Kay, a barrel racer, and Karla Kay, 15, com- plete the Doering's travelling household. Home is Roseburg, Oregon where Karl has a successful tree surgery business. He is also interested in local politics and is president of his home- often vicious bulls away from a downed rider, many times at risk of serious injury. "Sure I've been Karl says, "I've had broken legs, ankles, a smashed foot, broken ribs. But its all part of the busi- ness." He adds that he doesn't fear the bulls but that he has a healthy respect for them. His soft Oregonian accent adds to the dry humor that pokes through occasionally. It would be safe to assume that Karl likes his work. He's been at it since 1953, turning to the pro ranks iii 1956. 'My first clowning job was in Arizona when the regular clown didn't show up, they ask- ed me to fill in. I hated the thought of feeing riders work without help from the bull fight- er so I took the job. I got Karl remembers. He admits to being supersti- tious. "No one puts a hat on a bed at our house and I never wear a yellow shirt." A little odd? How many odd habits you got? Perhaps Karl's greatest as- set is his fleetness afoot. "When a bull is right behind you there's only one way that's straight ahead as fast as you can go." A rodeo clown is far remov- ed, from his circus counterpart, and a certain amount of awe seeps into Karl's voice as he speaks of the great circus down, Emmett Kelley. "Kelley had it all, he had that something special. He could do 10 minutes with noth- ing more than a broom and a hat. He was says Doer- ing. When discussing the art of bull fighting, Karl says he doesn't keep a "book" on the bulls, but he "plays each hand as it comes, just like poker. When you expect them to do something and they don't you can be caught flat-footed." He prefers to work in the smaller rodeo arenas, "that way you don't have to go far to find your Karl quipped. The most dangerous time is when a bull rider gets "hung- up" (hand caught ir. the rope as lie is bucked "You have to straighten the bull out and jive your partner or the rider a change to undo the hand. It can be a real storm." Doering's sidekick at Whoop- MICKEY BAGNELL exciting life town rodeo, the TJmpqua Val- ley Roundup. Karl used to compete as a bareback bronc rider and bull rider before he took to clown- ing. When he took up downing, or bull fighting, he die. so "be- cause 1 like to goof around once in a while." It's the clowns job to keep the crowd entertained, to keep them laughing. But his main concern is to keep the huge, Student loans regulations clarified EDMONTON (CP) Stu- dents who qualify can have up to one quarter of their govern- ment loans forgiven under reg- ulations approved by the Alber- ta cabinet. To qualify for the maximum rebate, a student will have to satisfy the student assistance board that he is needy and prove he has lived in Alberta for three years prior to enroll- ing in a course. Students eligible to apply for the rebate are those at any post- secondary level, adult high school sti'dents and persons at vocational schools. The Canadian Press errone- ously reported recently that a student would have to live in the province for five years after finishing school. SUPERIOR PROPANE LTD. TELEPHONE 328-3336 For POLLUTK CONTRO N See Our Display of PROPANE POWERED UNITS (Including Tractors-Trucks-Cars-Sprinkler and Stationary Units) AT THE LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION LOCATION: NORTH ENTRANCE TO CASINO "YOUR LOW COST MOTOR FUEL" Up Days will be Mickey Bag- nell, son of former bull fighter, Scotty Bagnell. Mickey is in his second year as a pro, but he already bears an ugly scar from fighting the bulls. He was caught by a bull and tossed high in the air, com- ing down on the animals broad head. It split his stomach open. He carries a 10 inch scar and spent one month in intensive care after the incident. "You can bet I won't get in that situ- ation Mickey says. "I think Mickey has a great future in tills Karl saj'S, "he thinks about his work and he uses his head." Karl and Mickey can be Art Williams says WELCOME TO WHOOP-UP DAYS REAL ESTATE If your real estate needs include Buying, sell- ing or trading Call Art, Howard, Bernie or Tervor at ART WILLIAMS AGENCIES PHONE 328-8184 TRAVEL On your next travel ex- be disap- pointed Get all your reservations with just one call to "Scotty" at ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL PHONE 328-3201 CENTRE VILLAGE MALL (WEST END) found around their trailer be- fore and after the rodeo, stop by and say hello. After all they love people, Why else would they risk their lives trying to save cowboys from being pounded into tne dirt by a ram- paging bull. Enjoy Whoop-Up Days I ar the Cor. 5th Street and 2nd Avenue South APPEARING ALL WEEK! (MONDAY-JULY 19th TO 24th) I Popular Recording Group Hear them live over CJOC Monday Night to p.m. and also at the Giant Downtown Whoop-Up Breakfast Monday Morning! Kresge's extends a warm welcome to all visitors and shoppers to come in and take advantage of ttiese great values during WHOOP-UP DAYS Whoop-Up Days Luncheonette Features! Pancake Breakfast syrup .............W Chicken on a Steer I With french fries. Loaded hamburger 1 topped with 0 (fried egg............. Chicken and Chips nth roll MEN'S and BOYS' STOCKMEN WHITE COWBOY HATS Kresge's Whoop.Up Sizzler Price........... 99' BAMBOO OWL WIND CHIMES Kresge's Reg. Price 99c. Whoop-Up Sizzler Price 81 STRETCH PANTY HOSE butter 1.47 KING SIZE TRAY TABLES OUR REGULAR PRICE 1.89 Each Durable baked-on enamel finished patterns. Brass finished lock-seam tubular metal frames. 2 attractive palterns. PACK 100 PAPER PLATES OUR REGUtAR PRICE PacK WtO.THUfiS.FRI. SAT. 9" slid Clay coiled. Whito or Pastel LADY ARNOLD 16-PIECE DINNER SETS 4 cups 4 soup bowls 4 saucers 4 dinner plntes Kresge's Regular Price 3.99. 4% 10 Whoop-Up Days Sizzler K Price, set %0 YOU'RE SAFE WHEN YOU SAVE AT HEAD SHOULDER FAMILY SIZE SHAMPOO KRESGE PRICE 3.60z.Jsr 3.7 Oz. Tubs 5.2 Lotion SHAMPOO SPRAY OUR REGULAR PRICE I.3J ira.TIIWS.F8l. SAT. Fits all! Shampoo and bath spray. DRA1NBOARD DISH RACK KRESGE PRICE KRESGE PRICE 46 Y Seamless stretch nylon stockings with nude heels featured! Shades of Beige or Spice. S-M-L-XL WHITE PADDED BRA OUR REGULAR PRICE 1.25 Satin padded cups. Adjust- able straps. Sizes 32-38. WED.TIIURS. FRI.SAT. UN1FOAM PILLOW OUR REGULAR PRICE Plastic! Avocado, Flame or Bold. WID.1IIURS.IRI. SAT. About 20' x 26' solid polyloam in white! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR MONEY CHEERFULLY REFUNDED ;