AT THE age of sixty-seven, E. Phillips Oppenheim still has a fear of developing what he calls “Mental Indigestion.” Therefore he never calls a halt. Working in the garden of his villa on the Riviera, he dictates to his secretary from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
CYNTHIA GOSSETT, even in the flamboyantly furnished eight-roomed house of Medlar’s Row, Hammersmith, at eight o’clock in the morning, was an extraordinarily beautiful young woman. Her hair was one of those rare shades between yellow and golden, her eyes were of an alluring blue, her lips invited continual caresses and her slim body was exactly of that outline which the devil and a certain male dressmaker invented to make more difficult the life of a man with righteous inclinations.
WE SPEND a lot of money trying to keep clean. Living on a planet whose surface is chiefly mud, it would look like good business, particularly in times like these, to stop attempting the impossible, to cease trying to separate ourselves from dirt. Certainly we would save plenty of money.
AT THE CONFERENCE of San Remo, in the spring of 1920, certain post-war problems were intended to be settled, especially certain questions relating to Eastern Europe. I myself was president of the conference. The spokesmen for Britain were Lloyd George and Lord Curzon; for France, Millerand, Berthelot and others.
SWEET SIXTEEN! The way people talk, you would think it was romantic to be sixteen, but I have learned the utter fallacy of this. I think sixteen is a lousy age and it is tragedy to be it. My grandmother brags that she was married at sixteen and had three children, of which (whom?) mother was one, by the time she was twenty.
I ADMIRE the Scotch. They are a great and hospitable people, and they invented the game of curling. I do not believe the base calumny that curling was invented by the Dutch or the Lithuanians. No, indeed. Curling was invented by the Scotch. No other people would dream of inventing a game like curling.
THE prisons are seething volcanoes. They are now crammed to the roofs. And unless something is done and done speedily, the tops will blow off every one of them. I look for riot after riot. handing out longer and longer “Judges are handing out longer and longer sentences, and prisons are filling up with prisoners made reckless by despair.
IT HAPPENED very suddenly. We were celebrating the Fall of the Bastille. We had been celebrating all afternoon, and had strolled over to the hotel for the dinner Pierre Moraze had been preparing from early morning. We had finished our dinner and were now sipping our after-dinner wine in the common room.
CANON CODY is president of Toronto University and now will probably never become Archbishop of Canterbury or even premier of Ontario. He does not, however, allow this limitation to make him disappointed in himself to any visible degree. He is one of Toronto’s most persistent and proficient Leading Citizens and sits at more head-tables than any other notable of the city, with the possible exceptions of General Mitchell and Sir William Mulock, to whom that day is counted lost which does not bring at least one meal in public.
NEVER in all the years of Canadian sport has Western Canada suffered such a national championship drought as that experienced by its play experts during 1932. Indeed, the recent crop of athletic successes has been so poor that one might well wonder: Is Western youth softening?
THE IDEA, naturellement, was conceived in the fertile brain of Oscar Plouffe. He developed it, rounded it into shape. perfected it and gave it to Montville in all its beautiful simplicity. As a consequence, the engineer of the late local gaped from his cab in bewilderment as the train pulled into Montville that winter afternoon.
BLACK NIGHT gripped the cabin and beat the sea. Marion Bruce believed that even the mountains must shiver before the blasts. First came the darkness. Again it was complete when Eric blew out the light. "We can’t have a fire with the rest," he said.
NEVER in all my buffalo chasing did I get hurt by buffalo, nor do I know of any other hunters that were ever attacked. In the race, the buffalo were too frightened to stop for fight. Sometimes a wounded buffalo would make a dash at me, but I would let fly and knock him down.
Across 1. This, compressed, of H2O makes the locomotive go. 4. Canadian lake. 8. Injurious to health; unpleasant. 9. Cleopatra’s Needle, for example. 10. A dainty dish to set before a horse. 11. Drink at this clear . . . 12. Ah, here it is! 15. You can shoot this without a gun, but not on land.
May I express thanks and sincere appreciation for the fearless articles you have published by Lieut.-Col. George A. Drew. I consider these exposures of “spiritual wickedness in high places” to be educational matter of great importance and high value.
I’m always glad when winter’s turned The comer of the year, When we can look ahead a bit And know that spring is near; Can feel a tugging at your heart To think of sprouting grain, When the days are getting longer And the sun is warm again. When mother starts to figure up The hens she’s going to set, And pouring over catalogues To find the seeds she’ll get.
MANY HOUSEKEEPERS have written to the Institute in this vein: “It doesn’t bother me to plan and prepare breakfast or dinner for the family, or even for company. But when it comes to supper or luncheon dishes I am often at my wit’s end for something good which can be cooked and served without much fussing.”
DEVELOPMENTS in Canada and abroad would appear to indicate that there is a definite long-term trend toward lower money rates. The effect of such a trend is of the greatest importance to all classes of borrowers and investors. A reduction in the cost of money would materially aid governments and municipalities and relieve taxpayers.
Question—I desire to save money on a definite plan, and such a plan has been offered to me by a representative of Investors Syndicate of Minneapolis. The financial position of this company appears to me to be ruite sound, but I would like your comment in the advisability of investing in one of the installment certificates issued by this compatty.
Same Effect—We’ve given up taking cold showers every morning. We go down to the bank and ask for a loan instead.— Montreal Star. A Gun Without Ammunition—“The law gives a man the right to open his wife’s letters,” says a learned jurist. But it doesn’t give him the nerve.—Kitchener Record.
My great-grand-dad went courting on his feet, in Lover’s Lane; My grand-dad had a buggy and a team for his campaign; My dad scared up a flivver when his tale of love he told— No wonder lots of fellows The girl I love insists upon praise the happy days of old!
He climbed the mountain’s lofty heights, And sailed the seas below; He flew o’er sandy desert wastes, And lands of ice and snow. He hunted wild beasts in their lairs, Explored the ocean’s bed; He sought for savage, unknown tribes Where others feared to tread.
Endowment—A Scots shoemaker felt that he was getting old, so he decided to make out his will. “Take down what I tell ye, mon,” he said to his legal adviser. The lawyer nodded, and the Scot commenced: “I’m leaving two thousand to Bill Thompson at Aberdeen; he used to be an apprentice wi’ me, ye ken, but don’t put that down.