Ammons, Teller - Gov. (D) 1937-1939. Born Dec. 3, 1895. Died Jan. 16, 1972. Son of former gov. Elias Ammons. Clippings on verso read: Gov. Teller Ammons, shown here in action, came out second best (Wed. Jan. 26) when he and Warden Roy Best of the State Penitentiary renewed their calf-roping feud at the southeastern Colorado Livestock and Poultry Show Rodeo at Lamar. Attorney General Byron G. Rogers, timekeeper-judge of the contest, declared Best roped his calf in five and three-quarters seconds, a quarter-second under the governor's time. The calf and the votes both got away from Colorado's rodeo-riding governor, Teller Ammons, who was reported Wednesday to be ready to trade his rope, boots, spurs and saddle for a substantial number of Democratic votes to be delivered in November. It was regarded as a poor trade, with no takers, following the outcome of Tuesday's primary election, in which Democratic voters in large numbers manifested a decided lack of admiration for Ammons, either as a calf roper or as a governor. Ammons spoke of his calf-roping campaign this summer as "a trip among the people to learn what they are thinking," and said he had "no opposition" in the primary. Tho he was nominated, it was a Pyrrhic victory, which showed how weak he is in his own party. This picture shows Ammons at one of his recent attempts at calf-roping, with his supporters and admirers in the background.