Culver Military Academy threw off its academic cloak on Saturday afternoon and went rodeo.
The occasion was the arrival on the campus of a full complement of Cole Bros.- Clyde Beatty Wild West and equestrian stars with their mounts for a two hour contest of horsemanship in the big riding academy.
All officers, the entire student body, and guests, bringing the audience up to more than 5,000 persons witnessed the program which was presented by Captain Rich of the Academy Artillery School as equestrian director, assisted by Rex de Rosselli, circus public relations executive.
The circus participation consisted of 12 acts, including manage, or "high school" specialties by Misses Norma Humes and Josephine Tatum; trick riding by Paul Nelson; roping and hurdle jumping on two horses by Ralph Clark; rope spinning by Frank Cilbraith, and broncho busting by Cecil Tatum.
Included in the horses used were the two black mustangs recently purchased from the school by the circus, after all efforts to work them into the Black Horse Troop had failed.