Sport: Self-Made Cowboy

The Hollywood version of the ideal cowboy is a Gary Cooper type, with a quick draw, a thick drawl and the sprawl of the Far West in his gait. Last week the picture cowboy was put to shame by a cowpoke from the wide open spaces of Peekskill, N.Y. Hard-riding Harry Tompkins. who learned his trade on a Catskill dude ranch, was named all-round world-champion cowboy of 1952 by the Rodeo Cowboys' Association.

Riding only his two specialties—bareback broncs and wild bulls—the self-made cowboy outdid the best from the West, and won world titles...

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