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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, MAY THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PAGE Salute To The Veterans Guard of Canada v On Occasion ofTheir6thAnniversary Six Teats OB the May the Yeteraas Guard Canada was itrganittd as an active corps of the armv. At this time, vhen the ctouds of war were banging hearily over the world, and the enemy was fast overrunning Europe It was realised that some form of home protection in Canada was urgently needed. The Canadian lotion associated with all ex-serrieemen's orraai- zatioKi throughout Canada in response to the spontaneous offers from the membership of all its branches throughout Canada to serve again in wan urged the government to accept the services of these veterans of World War I. As a result, what was originally known "The Home tn the course of a few weeks became "The Vet- erans Guard of The unit of organization was a six platoon infantry company. In the case of the veterans Guard, organization stopped at the com- pany, and the companies were not further organized into battalions and brigades, not because they could not have been, or, in certain circumstances, might not have been un the event of the invasion of Canada for but because the company organization was best suited to the nature of the duties intended for the corps. Trained Troops Although their "arms and equip- ment left much to be desired, their old training -was to a great extent obsolescent, and the men them- selves were "out of practice" to say the least, nevertheless, at the in- ception of the corps its component companies were in fact; the only troops in Canada that could be re- garded as "trained" troops. Qualifications for enlistment to LEFT HAND CORNER (Continued from Front A little boy surprised his parents bv refusing to be scared into being good- "It's no use telling me the augels in their bocks if Iln. he said. "I might as well tell you they think up in Heaven that I'm dead." "Bat why should they "Because I havent said my pray- ers for a fortnight." TO CATCK THE HEADLINES (Ottawa Citizen) Hank Greenberg, Detroit ball- hawk, married a dept. store heir- es and is now listed among die 10 best-dressed men. Marrying monev is old stuff, and gets you nowhere in the news, but marry clothes these days and you get those big black headlines on Page 1. The very young officer was hav- ing a, haircut. At the end of that operation the barber inquired: "Anything else, said the officer, "I'd like my moustache trimmed. I'm afraid it's not much of a moustache so far. is "No. agreed the barber, with tmexnected candour; ''as a matter of fact, sir. I've got; an aunt in Margate with a better one." KILL WEED (Australian News Letter) Remarkable results have teen achieved in the destruction of St. John's wort by golden and blue beetles Hyperici-chrysolina and Hyperica-gemmalatta. St. John's has been a menace to valuable farm lands for many years in Aus- tralia, and caused the expenditure of vast sums by landowners and the government. Tests hare shown that the bee- tles will not attack or live on any other form of plant life. As a result of the first libera- tion of the beetles in Victoria in 1938. beetles have been col- lected and distributed to affected areas in Australia and New Zea- land, and have been sent to California, Muriel was one of the most popu- lar girls in town, and when she married the church was crowded. After the ceremony, friends rushed to kiss the bride. After about half an hour the breathless girl looked puzzled and looking down at one little man. she said: "I don't know you. Why are you kissing The little man scratched his head. "I don't know. When I joined the queue outside I understood it was for razor KU-KLUX KLAX BACK (Newsweek) As yet there have been no mid- rught rides, no horsewhippings, no eutbreaks of violence. But below the Mason-Dixon Line last week there were familiar stirrings. At a hidden meetin? place near At- lanta, Ga., a company of hooded men accepted 500 new members into their midst. In and around Birmingham, Ala., on a single night flaming crosses wrote their fiery warning on a warm Southern sky. These trap- pings told the South that the Ku- Klux Klan, quiescent during the war. was back. The once all-powerful secret or- der of whits-supremacy advocates also make a public move for a comeback. On March 22, the Klan registered as a "fraternal associa- tion" with the Georgia Secretarv of State in line with a 1938 law re- quiring such action of all "cor- porations" operating within the state. Deadpan, the Klan paid up fees of 50 cents a year for the pe- riod from 1940 through 1946 and named its top officials; President, James A. Colescott. Miami veter- inarian, once known as the Klan's Imperial Wizard; secretary, Mor- gan Eelser. an Atlanta lawyer. What was behind the new Klan stirrings no one knew for sure, but TWO aims were most discussed: ears of :ne es- istance of tne camp.' with a population nearly approxi- mating that of the ianje busi- ness benefits haxe accrued to the city. Purchases of POW. car.teen aior.e have amounted to over three and a hall" dollars. Beside i this large expenditure, the pur-: for canteen supplies by the companies and headquarters will have amounted to well over half a million dollars. Busme.ss accruing j to city firms bv way of local pur- j chases for ordinary ration com- j modities are purchased through' local firms whenever possible, must' represent many millions of dollars i during the past four jears, nol to i mention the purchases by camp i staff personnel in. stores, restaur-j ants, theatres, etc. Construction costs of the camp in 1942. will have represented an expenditure of be- tween three and four million dol- lars. With decrease of P.O.W. hi the camp, and the ultimate closing of the camp this coming f aU. a large decrease in the city 3 busi- ness will doubtless be felt. Sincere appreciation has always been felt, and expressed, by mem- bers of the V.G.C. who have been stationed at the Lethbndge camp, to the citizens of Lethbndge, who have shown them so much, kind- ness and hospitality during the time they have been hers. The entertainment that has been pro- vided for them by such organiza-, tions as the Y.M.C.A-, Canadian j Lesion and the ladies of the i I.6.D.S. has goce far co relieve the 1 monotonous duties of guarding! P.O.W. bv these members of the; V.G.C. and has been" very greatly appreciated by all ranks. With the reduction in the corps in recent months, there are now only 10 Internment camps still ia operation in Canada, most of which camps, with the exception of the Lethoridge carap, and the intern- ment; camp as Monteith. are expected to close as soon as the re- maining P.O.W. are shipped zo the United Kingdom or Germany. Fourteen V.G.C. companies are stili in existance. five of which are at present, performing duties in Al- berta. When the time comes for tie Issz camp to be closed and the lass V.G.C. company is disbanded, the members of the corps will be able to look back with great pnds on an essential job well ccrre. a dutS" urxglamorous. attdl at mon- otonous, well performed. Is can be said with truth, that these veterans of World. War I have given of Eheir oesr. and the memories of 1914-1318 behind them, have proved themselves to be as good soldiers in World War II as they were in their youth. STOKE ajn. to p.m. Saturday sja. to pm. Wednesday a.m. to p-m. Information Phone 3737. SATURDAY SHOPPING NEWS Handy "Grey Bonney' WRENCH SETS Includes sLx wrenches double end, 10 sizes, to srr..........s3-95 Six coubie-ead wrenches with 12 sizes rangirg from SELF-WRINGING FLOOR MOPS For washing your floors with s. mini- mum of er'fort! Special attachment on handle allows wringing the raop by turn- ing the haadle. Sturdy woocea aad cotton head. ....................75c ENGLISH CHAMOIS From England! Several sizes in Chamois pieces for washing and pol- ishing jobs around home or car. Each 59c __------------------' 4-PIECE COLORED PYREX BOWL SETS Attractive new bowl sets useful for kitchen or table use. Haae from colored Pyrex glassware, sets induce four bowls from 11 to inches irs diameter. MIXING BOWLS Daradr bowls oiace from sisooih press- ed glass ia three and 84 laches la diameter. Sach__ lOc, 15c and 2 for 2Sc 36-oz. GLASS JUGS Clear glass jugs for or juices. Siaan pressed desigas. Hardware and EATOVS, Basement INEXPENSIVE LAMP SHADES Neecing some to frames bridge lainps and boudoir 8-inch size, each 12-inch size, each 65c 19-inch size, each EATON'S, Third Floor T EATON BRANCH STORE NEWSPAPER! ;