The fishing up around the Alaska Highway was just about the finest in the country. So Major General Frederick Franklin ("Fighting Frank") Worthington assured newsmen. Why didn't they bring their tackle and their sleeping bags and come along? He was going up that way with about 100 officers and men. What for? Why, just to look the country over. There was nothing official about the trip, he said. It was "just one of old Worthington's ideas."

But reporters knew that the General had more on his mind than fishing. As chief of the Canadian Army's Western Command, embracing British Columbia, Alberta,...

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