Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, Novambcr 9, 1974 iHt LtiHBRIuut HERALD 1i Soldier seeking U.S. mercenaries BOULDER, Colo. (NBA) A Middle Eastern government recruiting mercenaries in Colorado? That's what a recent ad seemed to say in the Shotgun News, a Hastings, Neb., gun traders' publication that cir- culates nationwide. But a closer look revealed lhat Phoenix Associates of Ar- vada, which placed the ad, was offering only a "infor- mation packet" by mail to (respective freelance soldiers who might want work in sunny Jman. And further checking dis- .losed that Phoenix Associates was just another ame for soldier of fortune 3apt. Robert K. Brown of oulder. Back in the state between Brown, 41, said he plac- ed the ad as "a method of >icking up some bread to Iziray the expenses of my .isit with American mercenaries in Rhodesia last jpring." The information packet rown is peddling contains all you need to know about apply- ing for service (which is il- jgal, by the way) in the army .T the sultan of Oman, Qaboos said. The pay doesn't seem all lai bad. A captain gets month, tax free, plus liberal ?ave and ration allowances WANTED NOW! MERCENARIES Middle eastern government recruiting... PER MONTH lor captain... No income tax... Airfare and travel expenses refunded on arrival... free quarters and medical treatment... 60 days leave yearly... life insurance. Information packet revealing duty. area, map, service agreement, application form, pay schedule, medical certificate... Phoenix Associates Dept.S-1. Box 837, Arvafla, Colo. 80002! CAPT. BROWN and all the amenities of military life. In Oman, a Kansas-sized country on the Arabian Penin- sula, the amenities include heat to 130 degrees, as much as four inches of rainfall in a good year, three miles of pav- ed road between the two ma- jor cities (combined popula- tion and a chance to fight Communists. Oman's department of defense, which is run by British trained officers, says in a recruiting summary that the Sultan's Armed Forces (SAF) have been fighting the Communist-backed Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman and the Arabian Gulf for the last nine years. Why does a country like Oman want mercenaries in the first place? Santoro believes it's because they're basically apolitical mercenaries work for whoever pays the best and don't take ideological sides in a country's internal politics. Brown thinks a foreign of- ficer corps is particularly desirable "because it precludes natives from rising through the ranks and es- tablishing a power base which might threaten the sultan." Picture yourself as the second quarter- millionaire Buy your tickets now for the Second Draw. Fill in and cut out the order form and enclose your cheque or money order. Tickets are now on sale at the following: 1. At all Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Association ticket offices 2. At all Alberta Treasury Branches 3. From the members of participating Service and Church Clubs 4. At most retailers millionaire MR. MRS. CLIFFORD ABBOTT Minneapolis, Minnesota Winner Of Mr. E. J. Sandor, Calgary, Alberta Winner Of SOflOO Mr. Frank Gelmetti, Port Washington, British Columbia Winner Of 25JOOO Mr. Anibal Tome, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winner Of Mr. Robert Hoglo, St. Hilaire, Minnesota Winner Of 2SJOOO Mr. A. Houde, Niagara Falls, Ontario Winner Of Mr. M. Bourgault, Thetford Mines, Quebec Winner Of Mr. Graeme Marshall, New Hazelton, British Columbia Picture yourself as the Western's second quarter millionaire. Get on board the Winter Draw now. Ticket sales close January 15th, 1975 Preliminary Draw January 31st, 1975 Proceeds to Sport and Culture throughout Western Canada. Winter draw total prizes over WINTER DRAW ORDER FORM To order your ticket, mail this coupon to: WESTERN CANADA LOTTERY FOUNDATION P.O. BOX 7777, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA PER TICKET TTTT i r i rr VE I___j___L. I A...L..1 ._v. For a complete list of ail winners n a addresses, including Consolalion Wirners. please send a self addressed envelope with 8C postage to "Fall Winners. Western Canada Lottery Foundation. P O. Box 7777. Winnipeg. Manitoba."