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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, June 11, 1974 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Veteran has served three police forces FRED BARD EDMONTON (CP) Many men have spent more time in Canada's mounted police force than Fred Bard, but none can equal the number of forces he served Mr Bard has the distinction of holding discharge papers from all three North West Mounted Police, the Royal North West Mounted Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police He says he is the only living person who can make that claim "I've been offered plenty of money for these by mu- he said, displaying the three discharge papers which are yellowing with age "But I'm not selling them At 95, Mr Bard occupies a small, spotless apartment west of Edmonton's downtown section His age is reflected in his slow, careful step and the fact that his eyes occasionally water but his memory is sharp and he recounts stories of his years with the mounted police with relish One of his favorites con- cerns an incident about 1920, when he was travelling across Dance hall lions SEEBE, Alta (CP) The dance hall at the Rafter Six Guest Ranch echoed to the sounds of some unusual patrons earlier this year They dis- played energy and enthusiasm but little knowledge of the latest dance steps The 25 lions 'and a cougar, temporarily housed in the dance hall, are a new addition to the 80-acre guest ranch, 46 miles west of Calgary By the time summer visitors arrive, they will have been moved to cages on a hill overlooking the main lodge In addition to the cats, guests will encounter another new chimpanzee that is caged occasionally but more of- ten spends time scrambling around the cabins in diapers The animals are the first step in what public relations officer Ted Thompson hopes will even- tually become a full- fledged drive-through zoo on the grounds of the mountain resort But this plan is far in (he future and the animals at present are there just for Itie enjovment of ranch suests ACORN POOLS NOW AVAILABLE Lethbridge and Southern Alberta Special bonus if ordered before April 15 Put summer fun in your own back yard Do-it-yourself or have it built -either way your ACORN POOL will give years of fun in the sun For more information contact STANLEY'S DISTRIBUTORS Box 665, COALHURST, Alberta Phone 328-3402 Saskatchewan to Fort Macleod in southern Alberta Frozen body "It was 45 below and there was a he said, adding that he suddenly spotted a "big string of cattle Standing up to act out his story, complete with facial expressions, Mr Bard said he approached the cattle to see "what the deuce they've got over there He found a frozen body covered with ice, which he presumed was that of a fellow Mountie but could not identify "I dragged it back by the spurs At a fellow corporal's home, he used a stove lifter to break the ice on the victim's face and discovered it was his own partner His face grimacing at the memory, Mr Bard said he called to the corporal to get some coal oil you ain't he said, 'making all this mess I said, 'we'll see By the time the corporal returned with the coal oil, Mr Bard had cut the clothes off the victim and wrapped him in some blankets He poured the coal oil over the body "A woman once told me that if you ever freeze your hand, soak it in coal oil and you won't lose so much as a fingernail Continued Page 18 PETERS HOME HARMONY CENTRE LTD. Taber Phone 223-4344 Westinghouse Quanta 100 Custom 26" Console COLOR TV "The Toledo" Model 26RKC53 100% Solid State Reliability Black Matrix Picture Tube Single Touch Automatic Picture Control Automatic Fine Tuning and Cnspness Control Fine Detailed Pecan Veneer Cabinet Regular 950.00 You Save 200.00 You Pay Only SWATHER CANVASES Combine Canvases Pick-up Belts are Also Available Prices on Application FIRST GRADE HIGH QUALITY HEAVY RUBBERIZED DUCK CANVAS USED THROUGHOUT FOR LONGER WEAR AVAILABLE NOW AT Oliver Industrial Supply 236 36th St N. Lethbridge Phone 327-1571 or the Oliver Dealer nearest you ;