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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, February 23, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 3 Members of pioneer family Miss Mildred Ware, left, and Miss Janet (Nettie) Ware recall their childhood days as members of a legendary pioneer family. Miss Janet Ware will be honored Sunday, March 11, at the Vulcan Civic Centre. Sunday, March 11 can ic John Ware's daughter to be honored By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor VULCAN - This town is planning a big birthday party for Miss Janet (Nettie) Ware. Miss Ware is the daughter of John Ware, Alberta's famed Negro cowboy and rancher, now a legend of the Canadian west. He came to this country from Fort Worth, Tex., in 1882. Her 80th birthday party will be held here from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at the Vulcan Civic Centre. Many, many of her friends in southern Alberta are expected to attend. Miss Ware was named Pioneer Daughter for 1972' by the' Southern Alberta Pioneers and Oldtimers Association, Calgary. The Black Women's Con- gress is publishing a history of outstanding women a nd Miss Ware's story will be told in full. Her sister, Mildred, lives with her and a brother, Robert Ware, resides at Calgary. FEATURE FILM Duane H. Forsyth of Welling is going ahead with a feature film on Ware for distribution in Canadian and U.S. theatres. It is a co-production with his company and an eastern firm. Shooting will be in Alberta. Miss Ware enjoyed being Pioneer Daughter for 1972. "I had a wonderful time. Last year I went to a homecoming near Brooks. My brother isn't married and he went places with me. We just had a ball." The John Ware cabin stands at Dinosaur Provincial Park. It was a long road from this log cabin "17 forlorn miles north of Bantree." (r.ear Brooks), to the Palliser Hotel where she received the honor last year at the 51st annual' roundup of the old-timers' association. Born in 1893 at Calgary, Miss Ware has done her share of life's chores. She has milked nine cows regularly, ran a one-woman combine and thought nothing of jumping on a horse to take a cake to a Kirkcaldy Women's Institute. The cakes must have been good - today she is an honorary member of the WI. In 1892 John Ware married a girl out from Toronto, took his bride to a ranch in the Millarville district, southwest of Calgary. Later they went to the Bantree place. Their first cabin was swept away by the flooding Red Deer River. It would have defeated a lesser man but Ware pulled the logs out of the river and built another home for Ms family. FLOUR-SACK CLOTHES The kids wore flour sack clothes and Nettie didn't know a dollar bill from a 50-cerat piece. "My brother says I still don't know what a dollar is," she says. For schooling she went in 1903 to live with grandparents at Blairmore. In 1905 her mother died of typhoid fever and her father was .killed on a roundup. Miss Ware's beautiful speaking voice has thrilled many audiences here. Her favorite recitations are Last Hymn; and The Inventor's Wife. "We're a western family," she says proudly. DISTRICT 'Feeble excuse' NATAL (HNS) - District of Sparwood council has received a letter from Leo T. Nimsick, minister of mines and resources, in response to. an earlier enquiry from council about the establishment of a government agent in Sparwood. Mr. Nimsick explained that government agents are not easy to find and that the Sparwood area is being served by an agency in Fernie, just 20 miles away. He explained that on that basis he was not prepared to apply pressure for an agent for Sparwood. Aid. Anthony DeLuca expressed the feeling that he is not prepared to 1 accept such a "feeble excuse." ENTER YOUR ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES NOW for the 1973 Antique Auctions JUAL AUCTION SERVICES BOX 1545, CRESTON, B.C. FOREMOST LIONS CLUB Charity and Consignment Auction Saturday, February 24, 1973 Foremost Community Hall p.m. Sale will include: 30' Graham Home plow; dual hitch one wheel camping trailer; grain auger; hardware items; 2 door upright fridge; fridges, stoves, gas dryer; antique license plates-1917, 1968; antique churn; Model T tools; chesterfield chairs; baking items; Case model VA row crop tractor; new saddle tank (30 gal. capacity); 10 speed bike; 1 pair gate hinges; household items; books, novelties; 7 h.p. motor and many other valuable items. HANDLEY AUCTION SERVICES COALDALE, ALBERTA Colts win 13-3 FORT MACLEOD (Special) -Midget minor hockey playoffs here saw the Fort Macleod Colts defeat the Vauxhall team 13-3. Colts' Kelly O'Sullivan fired eight goals and three assists. Silver wedding IRON SPRINGS (HNS) -Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Erno entertained Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wright of Nanton on the occa- Floor hockey coaches needetl COALDALE (HNS) - About 160 boys and girls aged seven to nine have registered for floor hockey. It is sponsored by the southern regional recreation board. Recreation officials say more persons aire needed to serve as coaches. If volunteer positions cannot be filled by Feb. 23 some teams will have to be dropped from league competition. Teams and coaches are listed as follows: Girls, (grades 5 and 6), Bladetites, no coach; Rangerettes, Dick Kerber, coach; Boys, (ages 7, 8 and 9), Black Hawks, no coach; Blades, Cyril Bertsch, coach; Bruins, Miarjorie Kaminski and assistant coach Dale Kaminski; Canucks, no coach; Kings, Gerald Archibald; Maple Leafs, Norm Ober; Penguins, John Dyck; Rangei-s, John Horvath, Jr.; Red Wings, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dorain; Sabres, Bob Fitch; and Seals, Steve Kondas. Games will commence at 7 or 8 p.m. depending on the schedule. They will be staged in various schools in the south county area, St. Joseph's, R. I. Baker and John Davidson at Coaldale; Sunnyside, Hardie-ville, McNally and Readymade schools. sion of their Silver Wedding Anniversary. Mrs. James George of Taber read a poem written for the occasion by William Dalgliesh of Picture Butte. Open house followed at the home of Mi-, and Mrs. Erno. Mrs. A. Norman of Leth-bridge and Mrs. George pre sided over the coffee urn In attendance were Mr Wright's mother, Mrs. Mable Wright of Calgary, and Mrs Wright's parents, Mr. and Mrs Arthur Norman of Lethbridge Serve pancakes C 0 U T T S (HNS) - The Coutts and District Chamber of Commerce will serve a pancake breakfast Sunday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coutts Civic Centre. w Hospital tea CLARESHOLM (Special) - A tea was held recently in the Willow Creek - Claresholm Auxiliary Hospital with 45 guests. A spring bouquet centred the table at winch pouring honors were shared by Mrs. Edgar Fen ton and Mrs. Marie Hansen while members of the staff served. istriet News In Brief OK FIRST FHASE CRANBROOK (Special)- With only three of Baker Street's 41 merchants opposing, first phase of the Baker St. local improvements bylaw at $.10,888 has been approved. Merchants assume $6,533 of the total and the city the rest toward tree planting on Baker St. curbs. HONOR COUPLE MONARCH (HNS) - A number of the BNM senior citizens gathered in the Monarch school auditorium recently for a social gathering honoring Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gordon, members of the BNM Society. They will be leaving the Monarch district to reside at Calgary. ARTS, CRAFTS NATAL (HNS) - The East Kootenay Recreation Association has announced art and crafts will be sponsored at Sparwood under the LIP grants it recently received. The program will be conducted at the Sparwood Recreation Hall and the Sparwood Secondary School. SEEK DIRECTOR NATAL (HNS) - The Sparwood recreation commission has approved co-sponsoring of the arts and crafts program of the East Kootenay Recreation Association. The commission also authorized advertising for a recreation director at Sparwood. SEWING WITH KNITS PINCHER CREEK (Special) - The parks and recreation department will sponsor from 7 to 10 p.m. in the town hall March 12 a sewing with knits program. Registration fees for the eight sessions will be $20 which include pattern and the instructional book. Instructor will be Audrey Westrop. Interested persons should register now. - BEST TROUT CLARESHOLM (HNS) -Claresholm Fish and Game Association prizes for trout were won by Melvin Gunderson and Roy Ekensteen. Mr. Ekensteen won the Howard Hinkle Memorial Trophy for the biggest trout in any category with a tliree - pound fish.' VISITS LODGE CLARESHOLM (Special) -F. G. Fox, grand master of the grand lodge of Alberta, AF and AM, visited Cairo Lodge 32 recently. A banquet was served by the Job's Daughters in the Masonic Temple. About 40 Cairo lodge members and visitors attended. CROWSNEST 3 CRANBROOK (Special) - "Crowsnest 3" is the name-change proposed for the Southern - Transprovincial H i g fa-way, from Hope to Medicine Hat. Norman Frankish of Fenue is organizer and chairman until a general meeting of all interested communit i e s meets at Fernie April 28. Pltimfaina now COALDALE (HNS) - The town office here says garbage cans must be 35-gallon and it is required they be placed inside property lines. Snow fences are to be placed inside the property line, not on the town boulevard. Plumbing and gas permits must be obtained from the Provincial Administration Building gas permits in city at Lethbridge and not at the town office. The charges for weekend and after-hours sewer clean-out service is $15, paid in advance. The 1972 Homeowners Tax Discount and Renters Assistance must be applied for by Feb. 28, 1973. Forms are available at the town office; 1973 forms will be available at a latter date, to be announced. Coaldale population. nears 3,000 COALDALE (HNS) ~ Coal-dale has a population of 2,914 people. The largest age grouping is the 25 to 34 years group with 416. The group from 65 to 69 has 198 and 70. years and over totals 227. Town council noted almost 50 per 4ent are below 25 years of age. About 60 per cent of the families have not lived here longer than 15 years. Mayor A. F. Blakie noted the number of senior citizens is on the increase. Pincher Creek major sales point CRANBROOK (Special)-Cranbrook Sales Point 1972 return for sales of Kootenay cattle as member of the co-operative Alberta Community Auction Sales Association Ltd. was $1,323,232 for turnover of 5,997 head. Surplus after operating expenses was $3,050 compared with the 1971 loss of $3,834 on 4,163 head at gross return of $764,354. Major sales point of the cooperative is Pincher Creek, v/here profit on $5,560,442 return for 23,419 cattle and token number of hogs and horses showed net $3,246. Sales Points at; Pakowki and Park Bend showed total loss just over $1,-000. Cranbrook Point had 14 sales. Its past surpluses and member loans have established a leased five-acre trackside sales centre which offers adequate pens and a building housing sales ring, office, kitchen washrooms and bleachers listed at asset value of $23,516 of the parent co-operative's total assets of $92,211. OK indemnities NATAL (HNS) - District of Sparwood council has passed a new indemnity bylaw. Under the proposed bylaw the mayor will receive an annual indemnity of $3,000 and each alderman will receive $1,-500. Catches biggest trout Ten-year-old Lorraine Norgard holds the trophy sh� won by hooking the largest stream trout in the Clares-holm Fish and Game Association's Girls' competition. Miss Norgard's fish weighed 3214 ounces. Her parents arm Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Norgard of Clareshom. $36,000 loaned to members by Raymond credit union in '72 RAYMOND (HNS) - Community Savings and Credit Union Ltd. paid 5% per cent dividend on shares held in. the union with a 10 per cent refund on interest for 1972. Money loaned to members during the year totalled $36,-000. Chairman Jack Nishiyama of the credit committee reported this figure is far less than the previous year. Most of the money loaned was used for the purchase of cars or trucks for business. Secretary-treasurer C. A. Nal-der reported $7,120 interest received and outstanding loans of $48,408. Expenses for the year were shown at $2,306. Members' shares stand at $73,146. M. A. Tollestrup presented the supervisory committee report showing the credit union books had been checked each month and found to be in order. Owen Witbeck presented the directors' report. Membership in the credit union is growing. He stated there should be young men and women joining to keep it viable. APPOINTMENT! Pension plans Canada Pension Plan officer Louis La Place will be at Blairmore at the Federal Building March 1 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at Pincher Creek at the town hall March 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon to answer queries on the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement,. � He will also provide . assistance in the filing of applications. MR. KEITH CHILTON Mr. lyndon Foster, General Sales Manager of Dunlop Ford is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Keith Chilton to their sales staff. Keith has been associated with Dunlop Ford for the past 7 years in the parts department. He ha� travelled in Southern Alberta as a Fort Parts Representative for the past 12 years and is well known to many residents in this area. Keith is married with three children and a resident of Lethbridge. He has just completed his sales training and is well qualified to answer any question regarding the Ford line of Better Idea automobiles and trucks. Keith welcomes the opportunity to be of service to his many former associates and friends in his new capacity with Dunlop Ford and may be contacted at Dunlop Ford by calling 328-8861 during business hours or at 327-4091 after hours. Lions clubs exchange students WARNER (HNS) - Lions clubs of Warner, Coutts - Sweet Grass and Cascade, Mont., held a student exchange recently. The Students Union held a Valentine Queen dance recently. Karen Lomas was chosen with Bettyann Biggers and Joanne Burke as princesses. Export/^ - CANADA'S FINEST CIGARETTE^;: WARNING: The Department ot National Health and Wellare advises that danger to health increases with (mount smoked. The Easy Choice. The smooth taste of quality that is unmistakably Seagram's. CANADIAN RYE WHISKY JOSEPH E SEAGRAM 4 SOW.UMfTEO WATERLOO. ONTARIO. CANADA 25 01. YM.iM,..,.ri;.M.*fflwiY-' �'� ^ivffl^^^^v : � Seagram's FIVE STAR Canada's largest-selling rye whisk}'. Blended and buttled by Joseph li. Seagram & Sons, Ltd., Waterloo, Ont> ;