Calgary Herald

1953-01-30 Page 19


D. Austin Lane Is President 

Military Institute Names Officer Slate 

F L D. Austin Lane was named president of the Alberta United Services Institute at the organization's annual meeting held in the Garrison Officers' Mess, Mewata Armories, Thursday evening. He succeeds Major F. H. Johnson, M.C.
Named as vice-president was Lt.-Col. W. K. Jull, M.C., E. D., Q.C., while Col. D. G. L. Cunningham, O.B.E., M.C., V.D., was returned as honorary secretary-treasurer.
Directors elected at the meeting were: Cmdr. W. F. Moreland, Lt.-Col. R. E. Lucy, M.B.E., M.C.; the president of the Garrison Officers' mess; Lt.-Col. H. F. Chritchley, M.B.E., Major A. C. MacWilliams, Lt.-Col. J. C. Valentine, E. D., S L H. L. McKenzie, and F L Art Smith, D.F.C.
In his address on accepting office, F L Lane said this was an honor "I highly appreciate." He charged the group to keep alive in Canada the necessity of preparing for defence. "In these perilous times we can help tremendously."  
HE STRESSED the objects of the USI saying that these were to perpetuate the traditions of the organization; to encourage and promote arts, science and literature as related to Her Majesty's Forces and to support and encourage the armed forces and cadet forces of Canada.
Among a number of annual reports furnished in the course of the evening,  Capt. Horace Paine said a new cadet training program designed to produce fully trained soldiers on a reserve force standard in three years was now in full swing. Approximately 80 cadets had completed the first year's training, about 50 were now at second year......

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