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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE June D-Day vets head home with memories Canadian position Daniel MacDonald, veterans affairs minister, points out Canadian D-Day beach on a U.S. cemetery map. CAEN, France (CP) Canadian veterans of the Allied invasion of Europe which turned the tide of war in 1944 headed for home today with >-dis- covered memories of me. D-Day beaches, of poignant moments in war' cemeteries and reunions with the people they helped' liberate. The three days of official Allied ceremonies organized all along this coast by the French government to mark the 30th anniversary of the Normandy landings June 6 may well be the last event of their kind and scope. More than 600 Canadians travelled independently to Normandy, as well as the party of 160 D-Day survivors and guests sponsored by the department of veterans affairs. All were guests at a huge Canadian government reception in Caen following the commemoration ceremonies. The British 6th Airborne Division, which launched the invasion with a Canadian parachute battalion, has let it be known this is its last official pilgrimage and many Canadian veterans in their 50s and 60s say "30 years is enough." But one 49-year-old para- trooper former Pathfinder still serving in the Canadian Armed been back five or six times and it's a safe bet others will still yearn to savor again what that paratrooper called "an important part of our lives." One veteran who came independently, Angus Kearns of the Canadian Scottish regiment, brought his 17-year-old son. Dan, from Burnaby, B.C. The elder Kearns said: "I reckoned Dan was old enough to know what it was all about. It's pretty good to be alive and to have left these beaches and have a son to bring back." The mood infected at least one young serviceman from the Canadian Forces, Europe, which formed guards of honor at the ceremonies. He suggested that on any future occasion, each veteran should be accompanied by a young serviceman so as to tell the new generation the impor- tance of what was fought for. The three-day official program wound up Friday when Veterans Affairs Minister Daniel MacDonald left for with the Canadians beating Retreat at the town hall in Caen and presenting a Maple Leaf flag to the mayor. VANIER HONORED Earlier, a memorial was dedicated in Caen to the Regina Rifles, and a road was named Gen. Vanier Boulevard.The- late governor-general Georges Vanier was a wartime ambassador to the French government-in-exile. Veterans also attended a ceremony at the cemetery at Bretteville-Sur-Laize, set among rolling fields of wheat and sugar beets and containing the graves of Canadians killed later in the Normandy campaign. Their white headstones, planted amid long rows of flowers on neat lawns, lie on the site of fierce battles. This was where the Anglo-Canadian forces pressed inland towards Falaise to link up with Gen. George Patton's United States troops sweeping around from the Cherbourg Peninsula to trap the German 7th army in the so- called Falaise gap. The Bretteville ceremony was a more informal version of an earlier gathering at Beny- SurMer, the main D-Day Canadian cemetery, when survivors answered a rollcall of names and hometowns from almost every province of Canada. Veterans of regiments involved and also Brig- Gen. D. G. Cunningham, commander of the 9th Brigade at D-Day, revisited the burial grove where an old woman of the neighborhood puts fresh flowers daily in two vases atop a cairn with a Cana- dian Army helmet. But there were also happier emotions. Maj. Reg Dixon of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders of Ontario, said the inhabitants of a chateau at Les Buissons, where the "Glens" dug in two nights after D-Day, gave a huge banquet for survivors. "They just couldn't do enough for he said. New nuclear pact being worked out LONDON (CP) Lome Gray, head of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., says a draft agreement is being worked out with the nuclear board in Britain to allow for Anglo- Canadian co-operation if the British Labor government decides to follow this course in building new nuclear generators. Gray, in London to attend an annual meeting of the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority, says the draft has been undergoing changes for about a year but can be completed within a month. It would provide for the transfer of Canadian reactor designs and technology if Britain decided to incorporate aspects of the Canadian Candu system in its next generation of nuclear reactors. Gray expressed cautious op- timism that the British government will opt for some form of co-operation with Canada but said the possibility of Britain deciding to continue its present system of steam generating heavy-water reactors along with buying some United States reactors cannot be ruled out. He is unaware, he said, of the exact date a decision will be announced but most people he spoke to expect it to come before Parliament takes its summer recess in a month or so. Gray said at a news confer- ence Friday that Romania has asked Canada to bid for the construction there of 10 reactors similar to the one now operating at Pickering, Ont. This would be difficult for Canada to finance on its own but it might be made much simpler if it was done as an Anglo-Canadian operation. He said it will be impossible to determine how India was able to develop or obtain the high-grade plutonium used in its recent underground nuclear test blast. But theoretically, it might have come from a research re- actor built with Canadian help in the early 1960s. The Indians had never agreed to allow on-site inspection of plutonium produced at this station or of the uses to which it was put. But he rejected suggestions that the sale of reactors such as Candu to so-called Third World countries raises the danger that more states will use them as a base to develop nuclear weapons. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. Established 1911 Lower FI6or 517 4th 8. Phone 327-1541 DANIELSON'S BOAT DISPERSAL AUCTION SALE TERMS CASH IN FULL DAY OF SALE LUNCH AVAILABLE Village of DIAMOND CITY, ALBERTA SATURDAY, JUNE 15 P.M. SHARP Having received instructions from Mr. John Danielson, we will offer the following by public auction. This is only a description and in no way a warranty or guarantee as to condition, size or age and are sgbject to minor changes as you may find them at the sale. BOATS TRAILERS: large boat trailer (cabin boat trailer, 35 h.p. Evenrude outboard motor; 15 ft. boat: paddle boats; 14 ft. boat, trail- er 50 h.p. Mercury outboard motor; fishing boats with trailers; 1 boat trailer. SADDLES: 2 Textan Hereford brand Kenway saddles (like OUTBOARD MOTORS: h.p. Buccaneer outboard motor; h.p. Scott outboard motor; h.p. Johnson outboard motor; h.p. Viking outboard motor. CARS: 1963 Mercury, radio, automatic, nice unit; 1968 LTD Ford, air cond., V8. auto trans., p.s., p.b.; Honda 90cc motorcycle. MISCELLANEOUS: Ski ropes; life jackets (17 childrens. 9 adult. 3 cushion paddles: oars; ski belts; Johnny pole; shelves: trailer ice box; quantity 10 gal. fuel drums; beam scale; set of garage door hangers with weights. HOUSEHOLD: Complete bathroom set Glad iron mangel; 1 electric stove; 1 electric and propane stove; pressure system with 30 gal. tank; 3 large chairs; 2 black and white TV sets; electric heater fan; large Hytest 3 burner gas stove; complete set movie camera, projector and screen; 1 new movie projector (never 1 antique quart-a-stroke gas pump; 1 Pay- master cheque writing machine (like 1 Victor adding machine; quantity used 2" x 6" s; 10', 12' and 16' lengths; other articles too numerous to mention. SALE CONDUCTED BY OSEEN AUCTION SERVICES TURIN, ALBERTA CLERK CASHIERS HOWARD DUNN 3eoH DeBoer Phone 757-2419 Phone 739-2207 Ron Suanes Phone 757-2108 AUCTIONEERS DEAN OSEEN ALLAN EGLAND Lie. 010386 Lie 010101 Phone 739-2185 643-2108 Turin. Alberta Carmangay. Alia Bad-luck lawbreaker dies TORONTO (CP) George Joseph Franklin, known to Metropolitan Toronto police as the bad-luck lawbreaker, has died after suffering a heart attack before he could appear in court on a robbery charge. Police said Franklin, 60, who had been arrested 40 times, was charged most recently with the rob- bery of a downtown branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia March 5. The robbery itself was a fizzle. Police caught a man with a plastic gun outside the bank. Among Franklin's esca- pades, police said, was an at- tempt to escape from a police station cell. The only problem was that the tunnel he dug led to another cell. Another time he escaped from a courtroom and threat- ened to leap from a window sill. He changed his mind when he discovered it was a three-storey drop. Police talked him into sur- rendering while a large crowd and firemen with a net looked on below. Specialists in all types of ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING Ask about our Guarantee ENGINES WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre Custom Engine Parts Ltd. 1605 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-8181 Canada unity at stake MONTREAL (CP) The Canada Committee said today the proposed Quebec language legislation might seriously af- fect the unity of this country unless steps are taken to ensure that no group of Canadians is forced to relinquish certain basic rights. The committee, a non- profit, non-political organization which exists to promote and defend Canadian unity, said in a statement that all the fine points of the proposed legislation should be "carefully scrutinized before emotionalism takes over." It said the legislation's am- bigious wording "leaves implementation of many of the regulations to civil servants who could, for example, easily refuse permits to anyone who might not share their nationalistic zeal." "While underlining the importance that French should be the working language of business in Quebec, we believe the maintenance of French and English in schools should con- tinue to be guaranteed." Liquor sale ban upheld YELLOWKNIFE. N.W.T. (CP) The Indian chief who asked that his people not 'be sold liquor said yesterday whites should not view the territorial government's decision to ban sales as discriminatory. Chief Alexis Arrowmaker of Rae-Edzo said his decision to ask Commissioner Stuart Hodgson to ban the sales to the Dogrib Indians was based on a consensus of Indian leaders and was in accordance with Indian methods of governing. "We're not imposing our values and outlooks on white people." said the 54-year-old chief. "White people should not look on it as discriminatory." The chief made the request that Dogribs within a 100-mile radius of Yellowknife not be sold liquor either in retail stores or in bars. HURLBURT CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS 1806-3rd AVENUE SOUTH LETHBRIDGE Ph. 328-8157 Drop irt or phone anytime for information and assistance. Volunteer workers especially welcomed. INSERTED BY THE HURL8WT CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE old style A mighty man was he -with a mighty thirst to match. His style? Lethbridge Old Style Pilsner! The beer big enough to quench a thirst that was hammered out of heat and fired in the forge. Beer slow-brewed and naturally aged for honest old-time flavour. Old Style Pilsner: you can't beat it! TRADITION YOU CAN TASTE f ROM THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE ;