Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 LETHBRIDGE luenday, June 11, 19.4 NWMP resignation cost Bard Concluded from P 17 Mr. Bard and the corporal moved to another room and waited. Eventually they heard a moan and rushed in to find Mr. Bard's partner alive. More than 50 years later, Mr. Bard's face still brightens as he recounts the end of his story. Born in Cambridgeshire, England, he came to Canada in 1903 after serving two years in the Boer War. Those two years in South Africa constituted "the toughest time in my life." E 1 RUCTION CO 2nd Ave. N., n z I OB C can buy or sell almost we mean o D OB u 1 ACTION BY I No. 077855 Phone 327-1 They lived on water and biscuits, he said, and "I had 23 different horses in the two years." "The poor devils dropped dead under me. "I was looking for ex- citement, and I sure found it." In Canada. Mr. Bard took up coal mining in Alberta, then part of the North West Territories. He joined the North West Mounted Police at Regina in 1905. In 1907. Mr. Bard purchased his way out of the force. "It cost me over he said, explaining he made the move because "Ail I could get was Indian reservations. "I got so goldarned mad I just bought myself out. I got fed up. I never saw a white man." He said he was told the reason he was posted to the reservations was because he was "about the only one who could speak the Blood language." In 1914, when the First World War broke out, he time with the Royal North West Mounted "I thought, here's a chance to fight." But "they held me in Canada for two he said, his face showing disgust at the memory. "I joined because I thought I'd get to go overseas." In 1916 he left the force and joined the services, going to England and France. It was there that he was shot in the right only major injury in his years of action in the Boer and First World Wars. In 1920. Mr. Bard again joined the Canadian mounted then the and served one more year. "I was over-age and got out." He turned to homesteading in Saskatchewan. "I've been in Edmonton about 40 years he said, adding he first saw the city in 1905 when he visited while serving as mounted escort to Gov.- Gen. Earl Grey. "Two hundred of us camped down below the Macdonald Hotel. There was a race track down Hog support OTTAWA (CP) The Canadian Pork Council says the federal hog price- support program will not provide enough to offset producer losses. LIMITED Presents the PREMIER" DOUBLEWIDE 1152 sq. ft. living area Front foyer divider Functional living room Large kitchen area Loads of cupboards Frost free fridge and deluxe stove Utility room 3 large bedrooms 2 full baths Completely furnished Choice of Spanish or colonial furniture Immediate delivery Total C-S.A. certifications Lots Available, Delivery and Set up Included Financing Arrangements JOHN GEJDOS 329-4265 LEO PRUEGGER 128-4961 DENZIL LOGAN 327-8779 E. KOVACS 327-1923 COUNTRY WID LIMITED 20512th Street "A" South (Just North of the Elks Club) Phone 328-8422 The program announced last week will guarantee producers a margin of a hundredweight between the wholesale cost of feed and hog prices. The hog council issued a statement Friday saying the federal plan is a dis- appointment. "Our analysis of costs of production over recent months have shown that at 1974 prices, producers, on average, this year have been losing in the order of to per hog and the new program will not offset these losses.'' the statement said. The council statement said the approach to price relating payments to good. there and the Macdonald Hotel was a wooden shack. "Where the Hudson's Bay and Eaton's stores are now, trees were lying down and water was a foot deep in some places. "Oh, it was a wild place." The mounted police force has changed. "They can fly here, fly there; where we used to have to go on the saddle. "Now it's just a picnic." He doesn't say one form is better than the other, but that "I don't think a mounted policeman ever had more experiences than I did." Mr. Bard, who was pre- deceased by his wife in 1964, has two daughters, two sons, 20 grandchildren and about 20 great- grandchildren. Top Haying Equipment 3-COCKSHUTT12 14 ft. SWATHERS With Hay Conditioners 1- 12ft Deere 215A14 ft. Pickup reel, hay conditioner With conditioner Ferguson Mod. 34 Pickup and bat. reel PLUS 14 TOP USED BALERS John Deere 34 Forage harvester With Pickup and Cutter Bar Used John Deere 38 Forage Harvester We still have a few new John Deere Balers Left RANCHER'S SUPPLY LTD. PINCHER CREEK Phone 627-4451 Phone 235-3711 CANCER CAN BE BEATEN WITH YOUR HELP Have you invested in the Cancer Research and Education Programs in 1974? If not, do it now. Mail your contributions 409 Canada Trust Bldg. Lethbridge Receipts for all donations will be mailed back to you immediately.