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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE UTHBRIOCE HERALD Tueidoy, October J, 1971________________________________ Van Cleave family ieo enthusiasts By GARRY ALLISON of The llrnild One of the best known names In Canadian rodeo is that of Buddy Van Cleave. After 24 years-, hundreds of rodeos, half a rmTnon miles of travel and in winnings, the Taber veteran is still en- joying his favorite sport, rodeo. find has been crowned a Ca- nadian rodeo champion seven times. In 1951 and again in 1952 Ix; took top honors in the wild horse race and. in 1952 he was mimed Canada's champion all annmd cowljoy. In Bud was tlie steer decorating king but perhaps he is best known for bis roping ability, when in iQtil and 1035 he ss'as the h'.'K( in Canada. Of the house full of trophies, Including 13 saddles, a dozen watches and 22 silver buckles. Bud's most prized award is the Cliat-tic Beil trophy ho received when he won the steer decorating championship a' the Calgary Stampede in One of the most important lieMnd-t he-scenes assets to Hud's career has boon his wife 1 lor is n nd I h ei r t h r ee ch ren, Philip, Dalyce and Shelley. Philip is only 17 but he al- ready has more than 11 years experience in the rodeo arena, starting his career at six in the boys steer riding competition tlie Calgary Stampede. He rode steers until he was 15 when he graduated to the fear- some Brahama bulls. In Grade 12, E'hilip cleaned up in the fledgling Alberta H'fTh School Rodeo Circuit last He won the ci hon- ors in the bull riding and steer v-resiling and finished second in ihe calf rowing. lie took home a trophy saddle in bull riding at as well. Mis cham- pionship season earned him the Id represent Alberta in the International High School Ro- deo finals at Henderson, Colo- last August. Philip often combines with his father in the team roping and the two form a Corniulable pairing at both professional and amateur shows. Dalyce is 16 and competed in Ihe barrel racing on the high school circuit last year as well as at club and professional shows, A pretty blonde, Dalyce was a contestant last season in the Alberta High School Rodeo cir- cuit's queen contest. Dalycc loves animals, "She's just like Elly May on the Bev- erly says mother. "She started training her own horse last year ami she really enjoys it.'' Little sister Shelley, only sev- en, will not be out-done by lier family as even bar-el races with the Taber Roping Club. Slw also goes along to tiie various rodeos and gives mother a iielping hand at her secretary duties when she car.. "I enjoy the secretary Doris said. "It keeps me in- volved with the rodeos and 1 find it a challenge." Dons alfo spends much of her energy act- ing as timer for various rodeos. Like any family, i-cdeo orien- tated or not, the organization details for all trips fall mainly on mother's shoulders. Doris (ends lo the camper ench weekend, filling it with clothes, sleep-wear and home- cooking. "No matter how well I think it's organized though, all I hoiu- is 'mom where'a this, mom where's thai1 Doris lamented. "Actually the whole family lends a she said. "It just seems like I do it all. The rodeos are a family outing, its really a hobby with us." Doris is Bud's rnosl avid fan. She can he heard cheering him on even above the largest crowds and she's no slouch when it comes lo holler- ing for the kids either. Though she loves the rugged sport, she constantly woi-rics about injuries. She is extreme- ly squeamish and always turns away at the first sign of trouble, no matter who it is. "I guess I'm jiiFt a bit? a td, "I 11 s erl 1 o r en 11 y i-y Bud rode bulls ami when ho quit that 1 thought it over, but new Philip has taken it tip." Bud used lo compete in ev- ery event at one time or an- other, but he now confines his activities to cab' roping, ion in roping and [he wild cow milk- ing. While injuries have not plagued Rud like they do many cowboys fie has still had his share. He has suffered trree broken legs and numerous bro- ken ribs, but his most serious problems come from his knees. In he had the cartilage removed from both knees and he now wears a knee brace on his right knee whenever he competes. It has almost he- come a Van Cleave trademark. Bud, a quiet, soft .spoken in- dividual, came by his rodeolng honestly as his father was a sad- dle broiic rider back in the 20s: in Medicine Hal. When Bud first broke into rodeo, saddle Ijronc riding was his favorite event. lie first appeared in the Ca- nadian rankings back in 1950 and lias won almost every ma- jor rodeo from Calgary to Ed- monton to I.cthbridge over his distinguished career. Another Van Cleave Irade- mark is Old Ulue, one of the best rope horses in the noss. Now 17 years old, Blue, along with Bud's first horse the lii-own Mare, was named the best rope at the Calgary Stampede a number of times. Hud still uses nine and Philip rven ropes off him at most of Ihe .shows. The Brown Mare is still in the family and Dalyce barrel races on one of her colts. The travelling is not as en- joyahle as it used to he for Bud, "I used to like it a lot more hut now it's yetting to be a lot of work and we always have to pull horses on fop of he said. This summer Bud rolled his truck and camper on the out- skirts of Coalitale swerving to miss a car and completely'de- molished his truck but escaped uninjured. Rodeo has changed over the years and one of "the change Doris notices most is the rush- ing from one rodeo to another. has lime to visit any she says. "Everybody is rushing lo ;js immy rodeos on a weekoiul ;is they can." Hud hEt.s never been one to try to crum too many rodeos into too short a lime. His phil- osophy has always been one .show at a time and just try to beat the ones that are there and the others will lock after ihem- s elves. The Van Cleave home !s sis miles east of Taber on a smail ranch. Bolides the ranch and rcdcoing liud has an interest in the Taher Auclion Markel as well. The sport of rodeo will con- tinue long after Buddy Van Cleave finally retires, hut it is people like him that have marie it a spoil continuing. Lethbriilge s entsts prove plant disease defence real Scientists at fhc Lethbritlge Research Station have shown Ih a s orne pi f i n t s are able to huikl up a defense system around their roots for protec- tion diseases. This finding t'oulrl nnn day help eHmiririte root rot losses, they feel. The scientists, Dr. .T NVal, FI soiJ Dr. T, G. Atkinson, a plant pathologist; and Dr. Ruby I. Larson, a eyto- ge-nolicist, have shown that ftome varieties of spring wheat can be genetically altered to selectively control microbial activity in Ihe thin layer of soil (called the rhrzospherc) that surrounds roots. They replaced a pair of chro- mosomes in a yooi-rot-suscept- ible spring wheat variety with a si m il ar r from a resi Jtt variety. The substituted chrcmo- sorny had an iinjmrhiiit cor.trol- influeiKe over the .sphfifc thfy say. a mourns find kiHs d( substances by bial action changed. So fil so I he n 11 m of a nt i biotic-prwlncinf.' bacteria tbf- Ih of Uic root rot fungu.s. The root-rrrf-rc-fifsfant donor parent was found lo have b a c I o r i a aroimd its roots. The suscep- tible recipient parent had none. FAMILY TOTEM POIE Rodeo star Buddy Von Cleave lines his family up, necessarily in order of abil- ity, as all take on aclive part in rhe action. Heading pofe is Phillip, by Bud, Doris and Dalyce and Shelly- Garry Allison photo Marinade for tasty low-cost meat cuts High cost cuts of meat are taking a back sent in the flavor department again with yet an- other marinade on the scene. The marinade for meat sug- gested to The Chinook by Doris Stevens of Foil Macleod is mixed together in a casserole. Tlie ingredients include two i ahl e.spo ons of r a pesced cook- Ing oil. two (able-spoons of lemon juice or vinegar, four Inbfc.spcons of catsup a Jlonttnncs lo (flit ronlrttl Juvenile piny an import a tit part i n c on 1 rol ling I h e of inn-els through their earlier stages to lidulthood. Now scientists nl toon Ho.sen rch RtnJion are ex- ploring their use in insect con- tiol. dash or two of Worcestershire Sauce. Place serving-sire pieces of chuck or round steak or pork chops in tlie marinade. Rcfrig- Real estate farm seminar A one flny f.1 rm semi nar, Kponsorcd by Ihe Lelhbridge Heal Estate Uwird, will held Oct. 11 in Svcn Erichscn's rram- ily Restaurant. Jl will kick off at ft am. and following lunch loconvt-jie at p.m. f i 1 e n RiK'lmald, education chairman of Alberta Real Ks- tate Associafion, will discuss all in the farm fictd of real estate. The cost io membor.s of the I.ethhridgc Real Kstale Board Is Cost frf non-members Is Lunch U included. crate over nJght tfce pieces once or twice. Cook the meat in a covered electric frying pan at a low temperature for 30 ''lies. This is economical for lough cuts. The lemon jirce fender- Jzrs the meat and oil dis- tributes flavor of spices throughout the fibre. Mtcroplols used to sliit'v Iwrhlcides ot the TU-'-na Rc- sparch Station are jilots alKnit eight inches .sf.iwe to .study herbicide rc.Sidufs. application in ihe jlot matches Hie normal tion applied by a over an entire field. Tlie ILW of microf! 's Is R more practical method of ing residues than scraping eitrface tA an entire field. ;