Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, Novcmbor 7, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE KERAtD 2S Airborne Regiment Cream Of Crop SOMETHING IN COMMON Prince Charles of Greal Britain, left, chals with mayor John Lindsay of New York at the annual conference of the institute of Directors in London. They were both speakers at the conference held in Royal Albert Hall. By JIM POLING EDMONTON (CP) John Marr grinned through a cam- ouflage-creased face as the green light flashed on at the real' of the big Hercules air transport. Before the grin had time to fade, the tough but amicable career soldier from East Riv- erside, N.B., was gone. He and 83 comrades were falling through the air on their way to a mock battle. In 23 seconds, the M men had left the aircraft, their anxious chatter replaced by the wind whistling through the jump doors. It was drop No. 78 for John Marr, a tall, muscular 30- year-old warrant officer in the Canadian Airborne Regiment -Canada's only ever-ready, light-anywhere u U -a r m s group. 'For jumping he re- ceives an extra 560 on his monthly t-slary 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, but WO Marr says he doesn't do it 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 Marr enjoys parachuting, and the excitement, challenge and honor of serving with what he calls the elite of the armed 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 SPECIAL! 1961 FORD FAIRLANE 500 With Hunt Shift on Floor NOTE- Turn your miieellaneoui items info qultk cash by auction. Phono 345-3523 or 345-3534, Cooldols. Sales are iponsored alternately, by the Cooldale Rotary Olid Coaldale Kinsmen Clubl and conducted by HANDLEY AUCTION ENTERPRISES LTD. P.O. BOX 105 COALDALE, ALSERTA Toy Rules Tightened OTTAWA (CP) Consumer Affairs Minister Ron Basford Friday announced broad new regulations governing the safety of toys sold "m Canada. Mr. Basford, seated behind a small pile of unsafe toys sent to Ms department by consumers, told a news conference that the now 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 manufac- turing methods will go into ef- fect Nov. i, 1971. Tha regulations are issued under the Hazardous Products Act which also sets out inspec- tion procedures and penalties. The regulations single out baby toys for special attention. Toys which expose metal spikes or sharp wires when they are broken are banned as are loys with loose eyes or rattles with small parts which could choke a child. Detailed regulations control the use of any substance in a he said. "And not every soldier has what it takes to earn the maroon beret. "There aren't any weir d Harolds or fat Alberts in this outfit. 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 wilh peace-keeping forces in Germany and Cy- prus. Yet his superior officers consider him and his fellows m 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 could be parachuting into the Arctic on a survival course, scaling peaks in the Reeky Mountains to bone up on mountain warfare, working at bayonet drill or practising unarmed combat. ALL TIIEATEI) ALIKE "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 Marr has a wife and two children and doesn't view fighting as "the ultimate aim in "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. He 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 take ad- vantage of base re-creation programs. His own education has been improved since lie 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 ho 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. "Eveiyoiie has a fear of height, water and getting hurt. This is something you must 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 postal back to his old regiment to make room for volunteers. "I would be disappointed if 1 had to leave the airborne, but this would not hinder my ability to soldier. 1 would be able to pass on what 1 learned to men in other units." Ski-doo the nineteen7 r seventy-one for new New styling. New New ideas. New models. Just about everything new on Skl-Doo tor 71. With twenly-seven brand new models in seven magnificent series. New Performance: Ski-Doo has the exclusive new deep profile track ort every model for greater traction. 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