Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
fs than Indians in armed forces ranks OTTAWA (CP) every private in Iho C an a it i a ii Armed Forces, Ilierc arc 5.5 officers and non-com m i s- sionecl officers. Tho seemingly upside-down ratio of Indians to chiefs touched off a round of ques- tioning from incredulous Mi's Tuesday in (lie Commons de- fence committee. Noting (hat officers of var- ious descriptions 'vastly out- number" privates, Andrew Brcwin (N D I' o r o n I o Greenwood) asked Dr. J. C. Arnell o' Ilic defence depart- ment for an explanation. "I always had you had lo have more privates than that for I he officers to Jook remarked Mr. Brewin. Mr. Arnell, .special assistant lo deputy chief minister Syl- rain Clonlier, said lhat with the amount of training a sol- dier requires nowadays, it is several years before tic be- comes fully qualified. The basic rale pay for a corporal was the same as Ihe journeyman's rate in the equivalent civilian trade Kadi XCO rank was tied di- reclly lo ,i hatle. I'llIVATK IS API'IIEXTICE "Tlie private is in a sense an said Dr. Ar- nell. "A trained soldier is a corporal. The privalc is a very atiini; carryover trom the past, of which 'there are a few ur a soldier still under Tile same is (rue wilh re- spuct to captains and lieuten- ants, he went on. A lieuic-n.int after lie becomes fully quali- fied is prornolec] to captain AcrorriinR to Hie povcrn- rnenl's 'blue book" ot federal spending estimates (or 1972- r.'i, the number of privates on Ihe defence department pay- roll at Sepl. 30 was of a lotal armed forces slrenpth of 81517. There were 35.62.1 corporals and KU2n sergeants. There were 7.039 captains and only lieutenants. J. Angus Maclean Malpcquc) noted with a trace of astonishment lhat commis- sioned officers by themselves. a( almost equal the number of privates. Ur. Arncll replied that cor- porals should be grouped with privates to get Ihe basic num- ber of lower ranks trained or bcinf; trained. Roval Trust revenues up MONTREAL (CP) Royal Trust Co. reported net operat- ing profit of S'2.5 million or 53 cents a share in the quarter ended March 31, up by 55 per cetit over the net profit of million or 3-1 cents a share in ihc comparable 1971 period. With few exception, the company said, revenues were up substantially in nil seclors IOL" ils operations. Thuridoy, April 20, 1972 THE LETMBSIDGE HERAID 15 Rapcsecd growers protest LACOMI1K (CP) The West- ern Seed Trade Association has come out against placing the control of rapcsecd under the Canadian wheat board. Nick Hatmas ot Lncomuc, president of tlie association, saitl today ihat a telegram lias been sent to Agriculture Min- ister II. A. Olson opposing Iho federal government's proposed move. The lelcpram says, "y o ;i r statement that reasonable in- centives cannot be provided un- less rapcsced is marketed through the Canadian wheat hoard needs claiification." SLEEPY BEAU OI5IHIRO, Japan (AP) A sleeping record has been seL by a brown bear in the local 700. A furry six-year-old crawled from his below zero lair after 10 G clays with no marked changes cxcep; in his appetite. He gob- bled down one bucket of apples and eggs and another full of milk. p u s PHESIDENT Gahrip] Gilbert, 45, president anil publisher of Quebec .Snlcil, was Heeled president of The Canadian Press nt tliR annual meeting of the na- tional news co-op era live in Toronto. Mr. Gilbert succeeds Nnrninn Smilli. editor of tile Ollaiva Journal, POST BY POLICE From 1922 to 1930, all mail in Ihc eastern Arctic was handled bv the RCMP. Dnceavear, For a limited time only at participating dealers GOOD UNTIL APRIL You'll feel and know you're on really good rubber as soon as you take olf on Unlroyal Tiger Paws (one of Canada's best known "high performance" Their big, broad footprint gives a last start and a short stop. 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