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Border Warfare

The main reason for the visit to West Point last week by 98 cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada was a hockey game. The U.S. won 9-4, a setback Canadian Berny Laliberte (left) accepted with commendable spirit, since the second reason for the get-together was "to promote good will and establish friendship among officers-to-be of Canada and the United States." Seldom before in Canadian-U.S. history has good will been more needed, or more generously shown. Cadets from both schools shared rooms and swapped hats and ribbons. The men from the college at Kingston studied West Point formations (above), twisted expertly with American girls (below) and in a formal interacademy debate discussed with their U.S. counterparts the relative merits of loving or dying.