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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE inHBPIDGE HtKAU) 29 j-ermany s army m roes or major c %f 'ISIS 01 HORN h om rion By BOrilS KIDKI, drill, t.s in tlie Iliroos today of a form Ilieir mililnry service! hut London Observer Service major crisis. Ihcy even rdiul the BONN West (Imnuny's i In Uicir iinti authoritarian I greatly hlii-nilim] army rKsei- army, heirs to a tradition of! mood, young Germans of blind obedience and Prussian' are not only reluclant to per PEDAL-PUSHING MARRIAGE Newlyweds Melville and Frcderica tyne, in the drivers' seats, take flower girl Heather Lyne for a spin in the flower-bedecked surrey that carried them to a reception ofler they were married in Vancouver's Phiflip'u Anglican church. of (he post-war era, "Dis- cipline and order have deterior- ated widely in the army (hir- ing the past says Rudolf SrlmJU, (lie Par- liamentary Delegate for tb e Armed Forces in his annual re- port. In the past, in Imperial Ger- many and under Hitler, young Get inans went into the army wit I] ardent enlhmiasm. It was regarded a great honour to serve (lie country as a soldier. Today, Schullz notes in his re- port, the ''reluctance to re- nounce professional progress and material f-nin while serv- ing the community in the armed forces for mouths is more pronounced than ever be- fore.1' Within one year tlie number of consrienHwis objectors lias risen from to One o f t he c hie E rea sons for t his growing anti army attitude, Schullz says, is that in the present climate of global de- tente, young Germans simply no longer believe that their country is exposed to an ex- ternal threat. Minimizing the strength of the Warsaw Pact nations, they do not believe in the likelihood of Communist ag- gression. Their feeling, the report says, is that (he Communist and Western blocs are destined to overcome thair conflicts by drawing info closer relations. As the result of these attitudes i they doubt whether West Ger- THE ALBERTA WHEAT POOL HAS DISTRIBUTED i many r en Illy needs ronscrlp- tiuri or even an army today. This frame of mind, the IT- port says, to negligent i exeeulinn of orders and Ere- I (jiient hrenelies of discipline. i cites the case of