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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 LETHBRIDQE may Indian rodeo contestant last of all-round breed By ALLISON Herald Staff Writer When Peter Bruised Head it's a wonder he doesn't rattle. Upon hearing the list of broken bones Peter has suffered in it's amazing the bones don't clang around loose inside his 195- pound frame. think I might have three or four bones left that haven't been broken Pete laughed during a recent interview. Just off crutches after nearly two 1970 to late Pete listed his Battle Potato Beetles FOR AS LITTLE AS AN ACRE WITH GUTHION Spray Concentrate Fast knockdown Long-lasting control 9 Easy to use. Apply any time Colorado potato beetles up to 7 days before harvest. Saves money Order from your supplier RESPONSEability to you and nature CHEMAGRO LIMITED City Centre Drive Ontario broken my both both both legs one of them five punctured a smashed all the ribs on my right broken one or more ribs 19 been kicked in the head twice and broken my tail of those injuries happened in the Pete relaled. where the real danger lies. Getting out of the chute in one piece is a Why does he continue rodeoing after all those '.'It's a sport I love. I make a little money at it. I enjoy it. It's the the sport itself. Once it's in your it's there. It is pretly hard to quit maybe in 20 years or but not he smiled. In an age where cowboys are specializing more and more in just one Pete stands out as the last of a precious the true all-round cowboy. Prize winner i He has won money in every event conceivable except the ladies barrel racing. Besides the three major riding and the two timed he has ridden as an outrider in chuckwagon decorated joined the wild horse race and the wild cow milking and now competes in the team roping. His favorite though he claims il is not his is saddle bronc riding. my age I guess team roping is my best he said. hardest was steer decorating. It was worse than bull riding. You just had to slap the ribbon on and then prepare yourself for a wreck almost every born in Cardston in 1936 and now living at has been rodeoing for about 23 years. Pete has come a long way up the ladder from his first rodeo at Raymond in the amateur saddle bronc riding. In he'd have trouble getting all his various awards in one room. won somewhere around 30 saddles I over 100 buckles and around 30 or 35 trophies. At a California rodeo in 1969 I won a two-year-old registered Quarter Horse stallion with a four buckles and a pair of won a lot of money but it goes for entry fees and living in Pete said. Another item he could have added to his expenses is the amount he pays out each year joining various associations. He belongs to the Canadian Rodeo Cowboys the Indian Rodeo Cowboys the Northern IRCA. the American and the Rodeo Cowboys Association in the United Slates. He has left his mark in every association he belongs to. Always competitive on the CRCA and RCA. Pete has dominated Ihe all-Indian circuits he belongs to. This past season he won Ihe all- saddle bronc and bareback lilies as well as the steer wrestling in the NIRCA. On the IRCA circuit he was Ihe saddle NEXT EDITION OF CHINOOK Will appear in The Lethbridge Herald TUESDAY June 11th Advertisers are reminded that the dead- line for advertisements is June 5th. The Lethbridge Herald and bareback champion. The huge all-Indian rodeos in Arizona and New Mexico have proved fairly lucrative for Pete over the years. The entries at these rodeos are staggering. More than 300 bull riders and doggers are no't uncommon and often the bareback riders and calf ropers number near the 250 mark. These huge entries push the prize money up to over a go round and up to for winning the average. Some pretty fair Indian competitors have come out of these big including Pete. Larry Condon and Bob Gottfriedson. have an awful lot of Indians down there to draw Pete said. are over Navajos and plenty of Apaches in the Rodeo is a full time job lor this father of seven He and his wife Margaret have two Henny Marie and Tina and five boys. Wright. Clinton and ranging in age from three to 13. Pete and Margaret also raised three Les. Lerry and Casey after their a brother of were killed in a car accident. where rodeo committees pay to have a contestant attend their PETER BRUISED HEAD are normal on some of the circuits where Pete rides. In fact he finds himself on the receiving end of these benefits from time to time. Travelling around the country. 35 to miles a pulling a horse trailer containing two is not an easy life. in the early days of his it was a lot harder. seemed to go u'p sky high when I came to he said. clothes all seemed to cost more. I very seldom run into that now but in the late 50's and 60's there was a lot of After all these years of rodeoing and all the Pete still doesn't get nervous before a performance. guess my nerves are all he laughed. ''I get ready for the but not scared. I'm too busy thinking about the how to spur the horse or how to line up the Being around 23 years gives Pete's choice of a top all-round cowboy some creadance Hyland was the best. He did everything and did it well I also think the best announcer I've heard is Warren Rodeo is a way of life for Pete Bruised Head and he has no inclination to change that for retirement on a ranch. About the only thing that has changed in rodeo over the years according to Pete is the fact that ground seems a lot harder Geothermal tomatoes grow in California Calic. While government officials are talking about geothermal three men in northeast California are doing something about it. They are growing geothermal tomatoes. They're reaping year round crops of tomatoes from hothouses heated by hot springs. really the same geothermal power everyone is talking says Phil a former San Diego Irrigation planning Agriculture Canada agrometeorologists analyze the past 30 years of weather records to determine the probably need for irrigation in the future. These intended for use as a planning tool rather than as a specific are published in technical bulletins for 59 computer executive. Gutman spotted the hotsprings called Hob Wells while on a hunting trip in a tongue of the Nevada desert that reaches into the Sierra Nevada. There's norhinf fancy about the Gutman says. The water comes out of the ground at boiling temperature. It is pumped through the iron pipe framework the the plastic covered and through pipes embedded in the concrete sidewalks between growing pads. The hothouses are hot even if there's a foot of snow he says. One greenhouse takes up one-eighlh of an acre of former sagebrush. Gutman says he. his son Andy and associate Mark Souza who call themselves hydroponic growers should soon be producing 20 tons of tomaloes a year in each hothouse. They now have two and four more are being built. Gutman even sees the day when his tomatoes will be jetting to New York for sale at a pound in winter. They now sell for 69 cents in Northern California. GOOD SERVICE It AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 'LTD. Phoni 327-0910 1520 3rd Ave. S. Guaranteed 55ervicing Rebuilding and Exchange ;