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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Novembor 7, 1970 THE IFTHDRIDGE HERALD 25 SOMETHING IN COMMON Prince Charles of Greal Britain, left, chats with mayor John Lindsay of New York at the annuai conference of the Institute of Directors in London. They were both speakers at the conference held in Royal Albert Hall. Airborne Regiment Cream Of By JIM POLING EDMONTON (CP) Job Man- grinned through a cam ouflage-crensed face as th green light flashed on at til reai- of the big Hercules ai transport. Before the grin had time t fade, the tough but amicabf career soldier from East Riv erside, N.B., was gone. Hi and 63 comrades were fallini through the air on their way to a mock battle. In 23 seconds, the 64 men had left the aircraft, thcii anxious chatter replaced by the wind whistling through tin jump doors. It was drop No. 78 for John Marr, a tall, muscular 30 year-old warrant officer in the Canadian Airborne Regimen only ever-ready fight-anywhere a 11 -a r m s group. For jumping he re ceives an extra on his monthly salary of and the right to wear the maroon be coveted mark of the airborne soldier. Jumping out of airplanes isn't a natural thing to do, WO Marr says he doesn't do ii for the additional money. Nor is the "risk" pay an incen- tive for the taxing training which makes up each day in the 900-man regiment. ENJOYS CHALLENGE The fact is that John Man- enjoys parachuting, and the excitement, challenge a n c honor of serving with what he calls the elite of the armec forces. "Not everyone can be a sol- Plan To Attend The Coaldale Regular WEDNESDAY NIGHT AUCTION SALE NEXT SALE NOV. llth 7 p.m. 1801 Main Street SPECIALI 1961 FORD FAIRLANE 500 With Hunt Shift on Floor NOTE: Turn your miscellaneous items into quick cash by auction. Phono 345-3523 or 345-3534, Coaldale. Sales are sponsored alternately, by the Coaldale Rotary and the Coaldale Kinsmen Clubs and conducted by HANDLEY AUCTION ENTERPRISES LTD. P.O. BOX 105 COALDALE, ALBERTA Toy Rules Tightened OTTAWA (CP) Consumer Affairs Minister Ron Basford Friday announced broad new regulations governing the safety of toys sold in Canada. Mr. Basford, seated behind a small pile of unsafe toys sent to his department by consumers, told a news conference that the new rules are aimed at remov- ing poorly constructed, danger- ous toys from the market. Regulations banning a wide variety of dangerous features in toys are to be effective immedi- ately. Others requiring the use of new test methods, warning labels and changes in manufa turing methods will go into e feet Nov. 1, 1971. Tha regulations are issui under the Hazardous Produc Act which also sets out inspe tion procedures and penalties. The regulations single o baby toys for special attentio Toys which expose metal spik or sharp wires when they ar broken are banned as are to; with loose eyes or rattles wii small parts which could choke child. Detailed regulations contrc the use of any substance in Ski-doq the nineteerF .seventy-one for new New styling. New features. New ideas. New models. Just about everything is new on Skl-Doo lor 71. With twenty-seven brand new models in seven magnificent series. New Performance: Ski-Doo has the exclusive new deep profile track on every model for greater traction. Also, our unique double-action slide suspension (optional) ensures belter drive control over rough trails. New Features: Handsome, engine-hiding consoles; largerstorage compartment; thicker foam-filled seats. New Safety: Redesigned skis for greater grip and strength; tough space-age plastic cabs that withstand extreme stress; side reflectors; bigger grab handles; brighter tail lights; stronger, surer steering; polyurethane gas tanks; sturdy bumpers. New Concept: Elan the compact snowmobile with the full size track. It's the lowest priced Ski-Doo series ever. With optional electric start. It's obvious that Ski-Doa has more to offer! That's why we build more machines and sell more than anybody else. Much more. And every machine is backed by solid service after sale. Which means factory-trained mechanics and genuine Ski-Doo parts. Come see them. 27 wonderful ways to make fun of At your local Ski-Doo dealers now. toy which might be poisonous. Effective immediately, dan gerous substances such as cai bon tetrachloride, methyl alco- hol, petroleum distillates, ben zene, turpentine, boric acid o ethyl ether may not be used i toys. Other substances whic are corrosive or irritating ar also banned. Electrically-operated toy must meet safety standards se by the Canadian Standards As sociation. Celluloid toys, excep table-tennis balls, are banned. Rigorous standards governin, mechanical hazards associatec with toys will go into effect in November, 1971. Mr. Basford said tte new reg ulalions are not expected to af feet generally the price of toys now on the market, since most toys already meet the require- ments. But he said that if departmen inspectors find on the market toys considered unsafe under the legislation, they would be removed. The regxdations were devel- oped by the consumer affairs department with the help am advice from a committee which included representatives of the Canadian toy industry. Does Dress Make Radio Netvscaster? LONDON (AP) Does dress make a radio newscas- ter? Ray Beaty, 35-year-old man- ager of Radio Leeds, thinks so and has ordered announcers to wear dinner jackets at the microphone when they read the evening news bulletins after 5 p.m. 'An announcer is influenced by his says Beaty. "If he wears a sweater his read- ing may he sloppy." Radio Leeds is an outlet of the BBC in Yorkshire. go one better go m m skidoo BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Avenue South IETHBRIDGE, Alia. ANDERSON SUPPLY LTD Box 151 WAKNfR, Alb.rto MR. H. W. MATHESON Will be in lelhbridgt EATON'S HEARING AID CENTRE ifereo Room 2nd Floor THURSDAY, NOV. 12th a.m. to p.m. Invites you to an honest praisal of your hearing ef- ficiency. You won't believe your eyes or ears when you hear and The 'DISCREET' By QUAUTONE Make Your Appointment By Phoning 327-8551 Eaton's qualified Hearing Aid audiomotrist. he said. "And not every soldier has what it takes to earn the maroon beret. "There aren't any weir d Harolds or tat Alberts in this oulfit. The men are all physi- cally fit, clean-cut, profes- sional soldiers." WO Marr has been a soldier for 13 years and has never been shot at, although he has been peace-keeping forces in Germany and Cy- prus. Yet his superior officers consider him and his fellows in the regiment the finest fighting men in the world. Last summer he was sent to the U.S. Army Ranger school for 58 days. There he received the highest mark ever given any soldier. His life is a series of train- ing exercises to prepare him to fight, whether it be in a general war, a peace-restor- ing operation or a civil upris- ing. He couid be parachuting into the Arctic on a survival course, sealing peaks in the Reeky Mountains to bone up on mountain warfare, working at bayond drill or practising unarmed combat. ALL TIIKATEI) AUKE "The stress and strain of training is very demanding. You learn a lot about your- self. No one is exempted. Everyone endures the same hardships, even the officers." WO Man- has a wife and two children and doesn't view fighting as "the ultimate aim in life." "But our country has to have a defence and I think this is the best way I could be employed." The armed forces, he feels, have been good to him. lie lives in an army house for which he pays a month rent. About a month is deducted from his pay for a pension which will give him half salary after 25 years of service. The Marr children go to school on base and fake ad- vantage of base recreation programs. His own education has been improved since he left high school at the age of 17. Through the army he has taken courses and will have the equivalent of a high school diploma before he retires. MUST OVERCOME FEAR He also considers his train- ing a valuable education, a process by which he has learned self-discipline and his capabilities. "Eveiyone has a fear of height, water and getting hurl. This is something you musl overcome. You must have faith in your training and ability." His ambition is to serve in the airborne for the rest of his military career, though he re- alizes he may be posted back to his old regimeni to make room for volunteers. "I would be disappointed if I had to leave the airborne, but this would not hinder my ability to soldier. I would be able to pass on what I learned to men in other units." Make your offer on any select used car specially marked on our lots! And enter to win a valuable prize ALL UNITS ON LOT CLEARLY MARKED CHECK DAILY FOR NEW STOCKI NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED! A CREDIT NOTE TO ANY LETHBRIDGE MERCHANT OF YOUR CHOICE S 50 S 25 Choose the model of your choice, fill out the entry form beiow and bring it in to any of the Fleming Motors locations. Extra entry forms availabls on location No purchasa necessary to qualify Units Priced from J50 UP- I I Model Price offered Price difference Trade (Model) Sales Representative Preferred Nome Street Address Town or City ___J Staff ana their immediate fomillei not eligible Open Daily Til 9 p.m. FLEMING MOTORS USED CAR DISPLAYS Cor. ?0th St. and 3rd Ave. S. Cor. 10th SI. and 3rd Ave. 5. NEW CAR SHOWROOM AND SERVICE GARAGE Cor. Isl Ave. and 7th St. S ;