Radio: Cow-Licked

Allen ("Buck") La Fever was tired of lifting a cow. On the Borden Company's County Fair program, last Oct. 16, he volunteered to test a legend: he would lift a Jersey calf, Phoebe, once a day, hoping eventually to lift a full-grown cow (TIME, Dec. 17). Last week, after 218 straining days, the pride of Somerville, N.J., failed to umph Phoebe off the ground.

For his efforts, 17-year-old Allen netted $2,060 ($5 a day until Phoebe weighed 187, $10 a day thereafter), plus Phoebe. He had also added three pounds to his 147. But Phoebe had added 275—total, 350.


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