Mr. C. G. MacNEIL (Vancouver North):
Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the members of this group I desire to join in the expression on the part of this house of keen regret at the untimely passing of one of our number, and our sincerest sympathy for those who have been bereaved in such a tragic manner.
Some of us gained a closer acquaintance with Major Betts than otherwise might have been possible in the ordinary associations of this house. This was because of the warm-
hearted comradeship that he invariably expressed towards his fellow ex-service men. In this way we learned to appreciate his manly qualities, his unfailing courtesy, and his very definite and keen interest in the welfare of his former comrades-in-arms. We shall miss him. Ex-service men within and without this house mourn his sudden death and salute the memory of one who proved himself, in the highest sense of the phrase, an officer and a gentleman.
Subtopic: FREDERICK CRONYN BETTS