Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetKbtidge Herald Third Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, January 10, 1973 Pases 33 to 44 THEY CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY L -Til 1 M-J X J X. M-i M. M-l M. The men in scarlet are 100 years old this year By DAVE BLAIKIE 19ih century, the Canadian The officer relumed from lishreent of a Police Force, in character asd the and eve- or .NORTH OTTAWA (CP) Nearly a cor tun" ago. a straggly caval- cade -of almost 300 scarlet- coated men set out westward by horseback from Fort Duf- ferin. a small Red River set- tlement in southern Manitoba. The expedition altered the course of Canadian history. The men were members of the North West Mounied Po- lice, formed in 1873 as fore- runner of the RCMP. These first Mouniies beginning what historians record as The Great trek across ihe frontier west that would bring the first elements of justice to the vast territory tha: lay be- yond the Red River. They did noi know ii. but the men who rode out thst sum m e r d ay wer e p in i m 2 down the first roois c: Ercrr izio o: -he -j f-r- bodies in the Rnya! TRADE desnnaticn. Vp. hescqueers of 2 o- by hsrc-faced. traders :rorr; :he sou'J-. vhisir." iraro ihe bEr.d? of Dralrie who raw liquid anc sacri- ficed their to ze: :i. s profound -rd painful chance to thex live? a.' RECRUITING POSTER cs jsed 'o t-e nsw 19th the Canadian West vas immense Indian hunting and batUe ground, and a gigantic buffalo pas- ture. Except for Hudson's Bay Co trade-s and mEsionaries who roamed, through the terri- tcry on their lonely travels, the Indians lived largely un- cifturbed. much as they had for cen'uries. 3u: the arrival of free trad- er; in their whisky-laden trains from Lr.e Mis- souri Valley abruptly changed the plscid completion of li'e on the plains. BROUGHT CP.HIE Wiih them, the traders brought an outbreak o' Isw- lessr.KS and bloodshed that, wo'jld have ri- valled the chaotic and violent development of the American law of the fin began to take and iaie? of massa- cre ar.r. robbery crift- :-E back east to Ottawa where John A. Macdonald. Can- niinister vss the prob- IPT.S of his dorrJnion. The stories in at a -.ihen Ottawa v.-as ir.e of a greater Car.ics. L'rJ" and expansion had centra! themes in go'.'err-ment offices and ce- The of h e Xorih'.vest Territories mea-.while dispEtched a mili- tary officer to investixaie in No one Wanted the trapc American repesiec] in Western Canada. The officer returned from lishment of a Police Force, in character and the his tour vith grim The tiie North-West Territories." agees of 13 End The mirj- and orie bartea- enUre Donh-ft-est. he reported. The legislation was "without law. order or se- proved ivl'.houz debate, along three years. for life or properrj'." URGENCY Bui Ottawa seemed less im- pressed by the need for ur- Lnorized a gent action. It was two years later Ins: Parliament approved ''An Ac: Piespectine the AQmiriisiravica of Justice, aud for the period of ser-rice -.vas aer a cluster of rouune bills, in a rush on ihe day of a 23, Jo72. h au- mezr.h-er force G! Efi-ve. men. c-spsble o: nding ab> 10 in either French. They to The lirst :hree 5'.'-ir.Er. trosps were recruitii in the summer and f 'i of irom t h L ari i in: es, 0 u hr: ar; d Ontario. They vrere a Averse po-p compri.-ing farmers, ers. professors, they travelled by ship t-o the heac of Laiie Superior and too-: trie Dawson rojte to ti'ie Pved srrivM late Ocioter and spent the at Concluded on 42 ANN'S FABRICS AND DRAPERY SALE STARTS 9 a.m. Thursday Don't Miss This Chance to Save Everylhing in the store is on sale. We mutf clear il eirt to make room for new fabrics arriving Don't miw rtl .Here is a few excmples of the savings ALL 100% WOOL AND WOOL POLYESTER Suitable for suits end coots 54" Wide 3 .20 yd. and UP 45" wide, washable OUR EVERYDAY LOW PRICE wide, big vari- ety of designs and colors......... 54" ANN'S FABRICS AND DRAPERY FIRST OFFICIAL UNIFORMS by members Wes' ?D '-5 fcre-L-- 1S03 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-2888 LOCATED NEXT TO THE FURNITURE BASH OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. AL JANUARY UP TO (INTERIORS) LTD. STOfti-WIDE LAMPS TABLES PAINTINGS CLEARING AT 20 %OFF SAVINGS FURNITURE EXTRA SPECIAL: 1 ONLY CHESTERFIELD RED CRUSHED VELVET (Black Trim) S300 Reg, S599 NOW MATCHING CHAIR Reg. S1S9 NOW SI59 ALL GIFTWARE 10% OFF RIPED Reg 5390 1 ONLY CHESTERFIELD 5T 2-PCE. CHESTERFIELD and CHAIR "INT. S395 DRAPERY MATERIALS ODDS and ENDS COFFEE and END TABLES CLEARING AT 1 FREE ESTIMATES ON CUSTOM DRAPES PRICE A SELECTION OF OCCASIONAL CHAIRS CLEARING AT NOW to OFF CONVENIENT TERMS MAY BE ARRANGED TO SUIT YOU lierc Fin-Jiiturc Coats Less Than You SALE ENDS JANUARY 31st (INTERIORS) LTD. 912 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-5777 OPEN THURSDAY UNTIL 9 P.M.