Canada: ALBERTA: Horse Opera

Oldtime Alberta ranchers like Edward Waines, 87, have watched the Calgary Stampede grow through the years from a purely local show, which featured only straight ranch contests, to a commercialized, supercolossal spectacle. They have not been too happy about it. Last week, when Hollywood's Eagle Lion movie company moved into town to use this year's Stampede as background for a new horse opera in cinecolor, old man Waines gave up. "They're exploiting the cowboys just for the almighty dollar," he said.

In the 62nd Calgary Stampede ("the biggest yet"), 330 cowboys from the...

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