Reversing the usual process in academic circles, Professor F.D. Cheeney, a visiting Professor studying at the Graduate School of Education, was thrown by the bull. Cheeney, who hails from the wild hinterlands of Colorado, was intrigued by the challenge coming over the ether lately; "Can you ride Big Syd?" and tossed his name in the hat over at Brave's Field where the Rodeo is being held.
One thousand dollars for ten seconds on the back of Big syd, the Brahma Bull, attracted 500 local neophyte cowboys Sunday afternoon, but Cheeney was the unfortunate winner of the drawing. Big Syd was apparently well trained or rather untrained by his owners and succeeded in throwing the professor in 4 1/2 seconds, and the Rodeo people put their $1000 safely back in the cash register.
Cheeney left yesterday for a vacation in Maine.