IN A RECENT petition, 118 Canadian artists complained of “flagrant partisanship” in the choice of pictures and conduct of exhibitions by the National Gallery at Ottawa. Immediately, representatives of 459 other artists arose to protest that they didn’t sign the petition.
I SUPPOSE it is only in Paris that such a thing could happen—that a picture in the Salon should lead to a public scandal, and to a tragedy which excited a whole nation. I happened to go to the private show in the Grand Palais with a friend of mine, the American artist, Galloway, who knows all the smart people in Paris, although he prefers the shabby, hard-working set in Montparnasse
WHEN borrowing is difficult, it is said that "money is tight.” The tighter money becomes, the looser the talk about it is likely to be. If you cannot earn or borrow money you can at least talk about it; and some people seem to find this consoling. It is probable that today more people are talking about money.
Commencing a stirring romance of the West Coast logging country where passions are primitive and men live dangerously
ROBERT E. PINKERTON
MARION BRUCE sat on the wheel-house settee, watching Keegan, the deck hand. She liked to talk with Keegan. He had an original and highly amusing form of expression, and an attitude toward life wholly novel and often startling. Taylor Hughes entered the starboard door and brushed Keegan aside as he might remove a chair from his path.
Cheerful Eddie explains how roses and green apple pie made him a lover sleet and slush
THE FALL and winter months are my favorite months, and I am fond of them. Along about the middle of August 1 begin to think yearningly of October and January—months in which blizzards roar and slush is piled knee deep; months during which snow pelts against the windows; months during which a happy fat man can stretch his feet out toward the deep grate fire and say:
CANADA'S Railway Problem—proclaimed the greatest single problem presently facing this country—is rapidly becoming a railway muddle. Last September the Duff Transportation Commission, after nearly a year’s intensive study, brought in a report widely heralded in the press as ushering in a new era in railway control and operation.
The love story of girl who believed in giving as good she as got—and did
FREDERICK B. WATT
NO MORE,” protested Lindsay gently, attempting to release herself from Morley Strange’s arms without making a struggle of it. “It’s late. You don’t want your brother walking in on us, do you?” "Stop being a little Babbitt," he ordered, endeavoring to silence her with a kiss.
A buffalo round-up on the plains—Gabriel Dumont and his fur brigade—Primitive courtship
IT WAS NOW WINTER and I had to cross the river to find out what my men, who were hunting buffalo, were doing. The hunting camp was quite a distance from the river. It consisted of fifty or sixty lodges. The chief of the camp was One Arrow, who later became one of the signers of the Forts Carleton and Piet Treaty.
The cussedness that's in all of us and the quiet courage that makes some men great
FROM early boyhood John Bullick and William Stevens had been rivals. A remarkable competition it had been, too. Neither, apparently, had ever tried to defeat the other on his own ground. Bullick was the head of Devonville's biggest store, and Stevens owned the foundry and sawmill, the town’s two most important industries.
Kent Power, scientific detective, encounters the most extraordinary murder mystery of his career
KENT POWER was playing “The Dancer Dead" on a small grand piano to demonstrate to the young girl behind him why it should have won first instead of second prize in a recent contest for an original musical composition sponsored by a national broadcasting concern.
SINCE it seems that that season of good will has arrived when one may speak one’s mind. I wish to air a grievance. Sometime ago a certain Mr. Thorpe boldly exclaimed: “Toronto Gives Me a Pain.” I feel that way, too, but for another reason. My affliction derives from a series of statements in the daily press during recent months of which the following is a sample:
A DELICATE test has been developed by two Italian scientists for determining the freshness of butter. As reported by G. Testoni and W. Ciusa in an Italian scientific publication, the determination depends upon the presence of a compound called biacetyl.
“Who knows the true history of Ireland?” Certainly not Dora M. Sanders, as her article on Saorstat Eireann contains more misrepresentations, inaccuracies and inconsistencies than any I have read for quite a while. Her tilt at the Irish language is so abounding in ignorance that it is difficult to conceive it.
Often it can be made more attractive and comfortable by a few simple changes of the furnishings
F. L. DEN. SCOTT
DO YOU like to experiment? How long since you tried new arrangements in your bedroom? Have you ever rearranged the furniture since you put the original pieces into their conventional places? Has it occurred to you that you might make your small bedrooms more attractive, more comfortable, more restful?
Across 1. Youngsters love them up but hate them down. 6. Mackerel fishing bait. 9. She personifies Victorian morals. 10. British naval peer of the past. 11. Surveyor’s instrument. 12. Used in making pen points. 13. Synonym for “yes". 15. A term used in cricket, usually with “out.”
MANY CANADIANS hold securities of little present value. Those who bought such stocks or bonds from reputable investment bankers or brokers some years ago, with the idea that they were making safe investments, are especially bitter. Their expectations at the time of purchase and the reality under present market conditions contrast too grimly for their peace of mind.
Celebrating—Rioting at Kingston penitentiary coincides with the 100th anniversary of the institution. Evidently an old boys’ reunion was in progress.—London Free Press. Mistakes Will Happen—Suits to measure may now be ordered in Russia.
A Reasonable Request—The man and the girl were saying good-night on the doorstep when a window above them was suddenly thrown open, and a weary voice said: “My dear sir, I have no objection to your coming here and sitting up half of the night with my daughter, nor even to your standing on the doorstep for two hours saying good-night; but out of consideration for the rest of the household, who wish to go to sleep, will you kindly take your elbow off the electric bell?”—Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.