Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
THI IITHIRIDGI HMALD Fridoy, I, 1973 WELCOME LEGIONNAIRES Photo by de Jourdan, Lerhbridge In a setting of great significance, James Mclaughlin, CD and Clasp, 1st vice-president of the host Gen- eral Stewart branch No. 4, Royal Canadian Legion, and general chairman of the convention committee, is shown extending the hand of comradeship to Staff Sergeant John Clark of the RCMP. The Eternal Flame can be seen in the background. Members of the RCMP, in this their Centennial Yeor, are now eligible to join the Legion ofter two years of honorable service in the famous force. Staff-Sergeant Clark of the Leth- bridge detachment cf the RCMP, retired from the Royal Canadian Navy with the rank cf Petty Officer after six years of service. Mr. MeLaughlin retired from the Lethbridge militia with the rank of Captain after 23 years of active and militia service. Members of the Executive Council of the Alberta Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. Bock row Larry Aseh R. Owen. (DUt. Vic Tillett (Dirt. and Stan Waipele (Prov. Middle row Colin McKoy Dave Shepherd (Dish Andy Innwo (Diit. Ken Brunton Alec Vail and Hugh Greene (Diet. front row Alex Boyrak (3rd Bill Gordon (Post Dick Jack Chapman (1st and Jim (2nd 28tx BIENNIAL CONVENTION Alberta Command, Royal Canadian Legion June 10th through June 13th TAKES SALUTE Col. Fred T. King Honorary President of the General Srewart branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, host- ing the convention. James McLean President of the General Stewart Branch No. 4, who ex- tends greetings to all the dele- gates. Jack Duncan Co-Chairman of the conven- tion committee, who has work- ed hard to complete arrange- ments. Legionnaires from all over Alberta, along with delegates from the Legion's Auxiliaries, will be converging on Lethbridge for the Biennial Convention cf the Alberta Command of the Royal Canadian Legion Sunday, June 10th, through Wednesday, June 13. Delegates to both conventions, expected to total more than 650, will meet at tfie Civic Cenlre. They will start registering Saturday, June 9th, at the Holiday Inn, the convention hotel. It will be the 28th biennial convention for the Legionnaires and the 19th biennial convention for the ladies' auxiliaries to the Legion. The conventions were last held in Lethbridge in June, 1965. Top Legion officials from British Columbia, Sas katc'hewan, Manitoba and Ottawa will be attending the conventions. The delegates will parade to the Cenotaph Sunday, June 10th, marching off from the Legion Clubrocms at 1 p.m. Following the services at the Cenotaph, the parade will proceed to ifae Civic Centre, proceeding south on 7th avenue and east on 4i'h avenue. Col. Fred T. King, honorary president of the General Stewart Branch No. 4 of the Legion, will take me salute from the saluting base in front of the city hall. Impressive opening services will be held at the Civic Centre commencing at 2 p.m. James Fagan, a vice- president of Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ottawa, will officially open 1lhe conventions and address the delegates. Mayor A. C. Anderson will bring gre etings from the city. Distinguished local and visiting digni- taries will be on the platform. Business for both conventions will be h eld Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with election and in- stallation of officers on Wednesday afternoon. An open air breakfast will be held adjacent t o the Civic Centre on Monday at 7 a.m. and a big Civic banquet will be held in the Civic Centre on Tuesday at p.m. Approximately 700 are expected to attend the ban- quet, followed by a dance. Representatives of the Department of Vetera n's Affairs, the Veteran's Land Act, and other government officials will attend the business sessions. Chairman of i'h e Command Council is D. K. Brunton. James MeLaughlin, 1st vice-president of the h ost General Stewart Branch, is general chairman of the committee. Jack Duncan is co-chairman. Jam es McLean is branch president. With delegates and visitors, it is expected tha t more then 1000 will be in Lethbridge for the two conven- tions. This page sponsored by Col. Fred T. King, Honorary President of the General Stewart Branch of the Legion, Gordon Marshall, President, and John Babick, General Manager, Marshall Auto Wreckers Ltd., and The Herald Printers. PRIME MINISTER Pierre Elliott Trudeau wishes every success to the leth- bridge convention. GOVERNOR-GENERAL Holland Michener sends greetin-gs and good wishes for a fruitful convention. PREMIER Refer Lougheed of Alberta sends greetings from the pro- vincial cabinet. Wyonne Odney President of the ladies auxili- ary to 'he General Stewart of the Royal Canadian Legion. Mrs. Ethel Styner Secretary of the ladies auxili- ary to !he General Stewart branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Mrs. Joey Manuel Provincial President of ladies auxilicry to the Alberta Command of the Royal Cana- dian Legion. Mrs. Beatrice Pannett Provincial Secretary ef ladiss auxiliary to the Command of the Royal Cana- dian Legion. LIEUT.-GOVERNOR Grant McEwan of Alberta ssnds greetings for a most suc- cessful convention. Veteran's Affairs Minister Daniel J. extends best wishes to Le- gionnaires in convention.