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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Thurtdoy, Junt 14, 1973 TMf LITHBRIDCE HIRAID 33 Now, hear this John! One's lips are sealed and the other is lippy in this scene at the Central Park Zoo in New York. Here are the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ PART I: ban; an election in Viet Nam; PART Hi 1-d; 2-b; 3-e; 4-a; 5-c PART III: 1-b; 2-c; 3-a; 4-d; PICTURE QUIZ: Anne George B, McCIellan tells his story Anticipated hunger motivated RCMP career By THE CANADIAN PRESS "Anticipated hunger." That was the motive that launched George B. McClellan on a 35-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Po- lice. It was 35 years that saw him rise from a recruit, snatched from a curtailed training program at the police training depot in Regina to face a demonstration in Ed- monton in the depression days of 1932, to the post of commis- sioner of the force in 1963. He retired in 1967. "My motives for joining the force were the pated hunger. "They might not pass the test today where great con- cern is directed to a man's motivation toward a career in the forge. However, I was a product of my time and the search for a bed, three meals a day. some clothing and a few bucks went on throughout the land and was understood for the desperate need behind it. "I had no real sense of pur- pose or says Mr. McCIellen, now ombudsman for the province of Alberta, in an article published in the Ca- nadian Geographical Journal in an issue devoted to the RCMP in their centennial year.' "I needed a stopping place until the winds of want blew over. I found both. "I had entered the force with the qualifications of a lieutenant of cavalry. I was therefore plucked from the ranks after only three months training and sent to Edmonton against the day of the illegal he recalled. There followed just over a month of intensive training for Both men and horses. "My own steed was un- gainly, black, of towering height. It had thick hocks, in- dicative of plebeian ancestry. Its wild-grained winter coat responded to no grooming and it constantly shed dandruff like falling snow. The ser- geant-major seemed to hold me personally responsible for this last defect." A crowd of about gath- ered Dec. 20, 1932, for a march on the Alberta legisla- ture. "Few of these people were revolutionaries. They were farmers, homesteaders and laborers made confused and desperate by a depression they did not understand and for which no solution was in sight. "Facing alll this was a troop of about 32 mounted members of the RCMP, Members of the Edmonton police department, reinforced by RCMP on foot, were in the area taking all possible precautions to avoid provocation. "Under direct, uncompro- mising orders our revolvers were already unloaded, safe in their holsters. We were fur- ther ordered on no account to draw a truncheon without or- ders. No mounted man struck a blow that day, but we pre- vailed. the mob broke for the sidewalks just an instant be- fore they would have reached the horses. The composure of the quiet force, slowly but inexorably approaching, broke its nerve." Born in Moose Jaw, Sask., in 1908, Mr. McCIellan saw service with the force at a number of Alberta detach- ments before being trans- ferred to Nova Scotia in 1938. I was now dealing with crimes new to he says, "theft of lobster pots. "No Alberta rancher ever bated a rustler more than a Maritime fisherman hated a lobster pot thief." Commissioned as a sub- inspector in 1939, he was moved to Regma and then Vancouver, where he organ- ized the security survey of the railways and industry of Western Canada. "Hitler was threatening the world and soon I was to be following the intricacies of the Nazi and Fascist organiza- tions in British Columbia as was being done throughout the rest of the country. Before war broke out the force knew their strength, their leaders, and their aims and objectives. "We were never really sure how wide our net had been until Germany landed its first spy from a submarine on the Gaspe coast. He was captured almost immediately and was a useful guest until war's end. From him Inspector Cliff Har- vison, later commissioner, learned that our prisoner's su- periors had been unable to give him the name of any German agent in Canada to whom he could have gone for shelter or assistance." Transferred to Toronto In 1940, Mr. McCIellan was in- volved in security and crimi- nal investigations. From 1946 to 1959, he served as com- manding officer at a number of commands. He then was appointed deputy commis- sioner of administration and transferred to Ottawa. Duty had its lighter mo- ments. At one Praairie detachmentT he received complaints from angry farmers' wives that their men were squandering the pig money at a poker game run in a shack on the outskirts of town. After a number of earlier raids had failed, another search warrant was obtained. I hit the door with' my shoulder. It went straight inward, hinges and all, and I stumbled over it into the main room of the shack. "There were seven men at a round green baize table. In its centre was a large pile of poker chips. Stacks of chips in varying heights stood beside each player. "As I burst into the room, the man across from me raised his eyes to see the dreaded uniform. He gulped and then shouted: Two hearts.'" THE FINEST RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY Mind Boy. t C, Halfway Calgary and Tram-Canada mail rnt a frtt PRICES EFFECTIVE IN LETHBRIDGE TABER STORES JUNE 14 16. 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