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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday. July 17. 1971 THC ICTHBRIDOt HERALD The Barons Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and pre-school clinics: ENCHANT Tuesday, July 20, in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. TABEU Tuesday, July 20, In the Health Unit Office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. TURIN Tuesday, July 20, in the school from to p.m. July 22, in the Health Unit Office (upstairs in the Town Office Building) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. TABEH Thursday, July 22, in the Health Unit Office (in the Administ ration Building) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. BARONS Friday, July 23, in the school from to p.m. Fluoride tablets are available at all clinics free of charge. For Social Service appointments telephone Coaldale 345-3388 and Taber Barons champs BARONS (HNS) In the final game of play-offs; Bar- ons Babe Ruth team defeated the Champion boys with a score of 21-4 to win the crests and retain the North County Babe Ruth championship. They stayed in top position all summer and defeated the Nobteford team in the first round of the play-off before meeting Champion. The win- ning pitcher was Jerry Mach- acek. Coaches for this season were Bob Shearer and Pete Doerksen. Gordon Luchia, presented the North County Babe Ruth crests at the end of the game. Bible school NOBLEFORD (special) Vacation Bible School at the Monarch Reformed church is scheduled for August 9-13 from to a.m. for children up to 12 years. All children are welcome. JOHN WARE'S CABIN John Wore, Alberta's famed Negro cowboy and rancher, lived the hard life of a pioneer. Killed when his horse pitched to the ground in the badlands of the Red Deer River valley, now Dinosaur Provincial Park, Ware is a legend. He fought prejudice but misfortune plagued him. He 'built this cabin, top left photo, with logs he hauled with a two- horse hitch from the Red Deer River, He built the cabin furniture from sections of bigger logs. Janet Ware of Vulcan and Robert Ware of Calgary are shown unveiling their father's portrait at the official opening some years ago of the John Ware Junior High School in Calgary. The South Carolina slave turned successful Alberta cattle rancher remains an inspiration to all Albertans. Sakamoto and D'Arcy Rickard, Photos Cabin whispers John Ware's story By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald Staff Writer BROOKS John Ware was a mighty man. I've just been through Ware's log cabin. It is standing 10 miles downstream from its old site on the bank of the Red Deer Rivef. It is situated in Dinosaur Provincial Park 30 miles northeast of here. Take Highway 36 north from Taber to get to this amazing place. Amazing and practically un- known. 'One of the most care- fully guarded secrets in Alberta is that Dinosaur Provincial Park is located on the Red Deer River near Brooks. Most people think its near Drumheller which is one hell of a mistake as far as the Bi'ooks Chamber of Commerce is concerned.) But let's talk about John Ware. He came in 1883 to the raw land that was later to be- come Alberta- John Ware was a cowhand with a trail herd from the U.S. he stayed to become one of the top hands in the Quorn Ranch south of Calgary- Just look at the chair's in this cabin! Hewed from huge trees by Ware's mighty axe-wielding forearm. "Tlie horse is not running on the prairie that John Ware can't said a newspaper story about him. As a boy in Forth Worth, Tex., he had worked around a Guidance of prime concern CLAHESHOLM cipals of the three high schools in the Willow Creek school divi- sion are united in their opinion on the need for a guidance counsellor in each of the schools. The principals were answer- Student minister NOBLEFORD (Special) Henry Jonker, a student min- ister, is attending to the minis- terial needs of the Christian Reform church until mid-Aug- ust. Services will be held at 10 a.m. and p.m. every Sun- day. ing a question by trustee Ger- ald Lorce at a recent meeting of the board here- Dan LeGrandeur, principal of the Willow Creek Composite High School, said: "I now real- ize how much Mr. Major did help the students." Mr. Major was the former guidance councillor who resign- ed a year ago and was never replaced. Andrew Nowicki, principal at Fort MacLeod, added: "We really need one full-time coun- sellor in the F. P. Walsh High School." The kids really do have a problem to decide what careers and occupations to head for, said another. WELSH BLACK Outstanding Imported Bull "PRINCE OF WALES" and 2 YOUNG PUREBRED COWS Will bo on display all week at the lethbridge Exhibition Slop The Exhibition Pavilion PHONE 223-3066 Frank Eden, trustee from Fort Macleod' felt there were drop-outs resulting from a lack of counselors to give guuidance. No quorum COALDALE (HNS) The regular town council meeting called for last Monday was can- celled because the number for a quorum of coun- cillors did not turnout. Present were Deputy Mayor Ben Reirner, councillors Mrs. Erna Goertzen, Abe Ens and secretary treasurer Herb Fletcher. Due to the holiday season Ma- yor A. F. Blakic, councillors Hans Pfeffcl Lc Ron Low and Frank F. Wicns were absent. Attend camp STIRLING (HNS'I Several local girls with supervisor's Mrs. Gllcn Nelson and Mrs. Carol Nillson attended the Tay- lor Stake Y.W.M.I.A. three-day camp, held nt Woolfot'd Park. Those attending were Sandra Hirsche, Holly Ilnrdy, Shirley Adnmson, Milzl Palli Oxlcy, Nila HoRcnson, Phylis Dra-micr, Rita Joy Nelson. Good wcaUicr and a wonderful time was enjoyed by all. riding stable and learned to ride and rope. When a cowboy companion was thrown from his horse and dragged by his stirrup, Ware spui'red his horse after the frightened animal and saved his friend's life. Misfortune struck afier he de- cided to move his wife and fam- ily of five children to tie banks of the Red Deer River. The first cabin he built was swept away by the flooding river. The Negro pioneer had used a team to pull logs fof the cabin out of the river. A photo- graph showing him doing bru- tally hard work hangs today in Ms second cabin. DIED OF PNEUMONIA Mildred, his wife, died of pneumonia in the spring of 1905. "Dad was not the same man after we lost Ware's daughter Janet recalled in an interview 10 years ago in Cal- gary. The people who remembered Ware moved the cabin he built on his ranch 15 miles to Dead Lodge Canyon in the provincial park. It was restored by the Brooks Kinsmen Club. Ware's children were cared for by his wife's relatives. Janet and Mildred never married. One son, William' was gassed during the First World War and died after returning to this country. Two other sons, Boh and Arthur, worked for the CPR as porters. An interesting relic in the cabin is Uie round table top from the Patricia Hotel bar1. Ranchers of the area, enjoying a shot o[ whisky, decided to burn their brands into the table top- It's a mgged bit of historv John Ware called himself a "smoked Irishman." He could laugh if a joke was well-inten- tioned- But he once threw a man through the window of a Calgary hotel when the stranger Insulted Ware's color. LEGENDS Legend has it Ware dunked a couple of cowboys in a creek for playing a practical joke on him; heaved a man across the street for dangling a smoke in his face and rescued his dog from an Indian by roping the thief's teepee and yanking it to the ground, scooping up the dog as he went. Ware began ranching on the outskirts of Calgary and in married Mildred Lewis, comely daughter of a family that had just moved to town. He was riding to the city one day when he stopped at a ranch to find a woman alone and in labor. He delivered the baby, found help for the mother, then went in search of her husband He found him in a Calgary sa- loon. "I'm going to teach you a les- he said, and by all ac- counts he did. His story has been told vivid- ly by Grant MacEwan, lieuten- ant governor, in the book John Ware Cow Country. The cabin remains to tell an- other John Ware story. A story about a mighty man. And if-you listen carefully, you hear some wonderful history whispering through the rough-hewn walls. GOOD CITIZEN Rhonda Thompson holds her Can- adian citizenship certificate, presented to her in Ottawa. Rhona was in Canada's capital city because she was the recent winner of Ihe Adventure in Citizenship contest spon- sored by the Coaldale Rotary Club. Upon returning. Miss Thompson showed the certificate to the local Rotarians. 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