BY THIS time most of us are probably aware that there’s an election on. We understand that a number of people are much concerned about the matter, particularly those who in response to the insistent demands of their fellow citizens have consented to run.
APHRASE or title invented by an author can so stick in the public mind that it becomes a nuisance. Kipling’s line about Canada being Lady of the Snows never brought joy to the travel agencies. And Sinclair Lewis’s “Main Street” gave too many city folk an unwarranted sense of superiority over those who live in small towns.
THE SCHOOLS are out of step with business.” So said Cameron Beck, Personnel Director of the New York Stock Exchange, guest-speaker at the Ontario Education Convention last Spring. His opinion was based on an analysis of the views of a number of employers.
DEATH NEVER takes a holiday. The vacation season again closes with a long and tragic list of drowning fatalities. Many of them would have been averted if the victims had been able to swim, or if, in some cases, those who risked and lost their own lives in gallant attempts at rescue had had training in life-saving The Canadian Amateur Swimming Association deserves warmest commendation for its efforts to make August a “Learn to Swim—Learn Life-Saving Month.”
REJOIN Your Units.” . Describing itself as an economic force and not a political party, born as a result of the reunion in Toronto last year of 80,000 Canadian Corps veterans, the Canadian Corps Association in Ontario has sent this appeal to more than a quarter million ex-soldiers.
A story of the sea people and of a love that rode into harbor on the wings of the tempest
EXCITEMENT, and the sense of adventure tugged at Dan Cohoe’s breast. He had been practising medicine only three days in this little Nova Scotia fishing village of Prospice; for three days had waited behind his paraphernalia for the world to beat a pathway to his door.
ON OCTOBER the fourteenth next, the people of Canada will, through their votes, establish the government which is to rule their destinies throughout the next five years. The Editor of Maclean's Magazine has invited me to set out before his readers an outline of the issues as I see them.
I WELCOME the opportunity courteously extended to me by Maclean’s to present on behalf of the Liberal Party a statement on the issues of the present campaign. Self-government demands a continuing interest of the electorate in the management of public affairs.
IS CANADA to continue endorsement of the economic policy of the past, namely, concentration of control of credit, finance, industry and commerce in the hands of a very limited number of corporations and individuals? Or, are we to reassert the democratic principle of directing our economic affairs in the interests of the people as a whole? While there are a number of problems engaging public attention, they really reduce to this one major issue.
THE C.C.F. stands for the abolition of capitalism, and the development of a more efficient and equitable economic system. As my star witness against capitalism, I summon the Prime Minister of Canada. In his radio speeches he declared: “The old order has gone.
In which Mr. Knapp discovers that the perils of an ocean voyage are not always of the sea
ON THE first day out, Alfred E. Knapp was merely a name on the passenger list ; the S. S. Corevania sailed from Cherbourg with Mr. Knapp supine in one of the first-class cabins. On the second day out Mr. Knapp was equal to the thought of dining with his fellow voyagers.
A pre-view of a football line-up that bristles with imported players
FOR MORE than a decade, Western rugby football teams have had to eat humble pie in the annual Canadian rugby football championship final. Year after year, proud Eastern teams have played the rôle of the Scarlet Pimpernel, always dangling the Dominion title in tantalizing fashion just beyond the reach of the prairie squads.
More breathless adventures of an English agent in war-time Germany
The Story:—Major Richard Hannay, after being wounded in the Great War, is assigned to the British Secret Service. The Germans, he is told, are plotting to inflame the Moslem population of the East, which would mean trouble for the British in India and elsewhere.
NOT SO long ago some London University students got into trouble by attempting to give Jeremy Bentham a change of scenery. What they accomplished was to draw attention to a man who, though dead for over a hundred years, sits at every meeting of the College Council of the University College, London, by his own direction as recorded in his will.
IN 1931 John Bull cast up his accounts. He dropped rule of thumb and became precise, for it had been a bleak year. He said to himself : “I have four thousand millions sterling invested abroad, and fifteen hundred millions of it is in default. The remainder only earns me four per cent.
Bright lights called but Grandpop simply couldn't forget the rooster that caught the flu
ALLEN ROY EVANS
SO OLD Pop Hoskins was thought of as “overhead.” That’s what Nellie, his daughter-in-law, had said— “overhead.” She had said to George, Pop’s married son: "If the overhead didn’t pull us down, we might get somewhere.” And Pop had overheard.
Montreal has a new sales tax—also a lot of coppers and a fight on its hands
OLD SHOE boxes, cigarette tins, little wooden boxes, miniature barrels or paper bags stand beside the cash registers of stores in the Greater Montreal area. On all of them are the two words—"Sales Tax.” Into their maws drops the toll by which Montrealers are paying for past maladministration at the City Hall.
MR. FOSTER was working late. There was nothing unusual in this; he had spent a good many evenings in the fifteen years he had been with Bridges, Ltd., poring over his big ledgers. A conscientious, meek little man, Mr. Foster; wrapped up in the affairs of the firm to the exclusion of everything else.
L OVERS of adventure, especially the majestic adventure of empire building, will find much to impress them about “Sanders of the River.” Sanders (Leslie Banks) is a District Commissioner in Africa, a civil official whose business it is to keep warring tribes at peace, prevent slave raids, reward loyal and punish disloyal chieftains, and remember every important face along the coast of West África, a job calling for the combined talents of Mussolini and Anthony Eden.
Still an Expensive Luxury, But in Time it May Become Cheap and Very Popular
IN The Passing Show (London) Col. H. G. Kennard discloses some of the secrets of television: Unlike many other wonderful inventions which have taken twenty or thirty years, or even longer, to come to fruition, it is only twelve years since John Logie Baird, a Scot, decided to devote the whole of his time and means to television.
THE New York Times tells us that in Great Britain a very useful dictionary of colors has recently been published by the British Color Council. It consists of two volumes—one containing 220 silk ribbons each distinctly colored, named and tabulated; and the other presenting a history of each color, including the names which have described it in the past, and giving the authority for the present standardization.
Is Much More Severe Than in Canada; Nothing From a Bassinet to a Coffin Escapes
CANADIANS who consider that they are heavily taxed may be interested in how the French are taxed. The following, written by Edward Angly, is from The New Outlook: From the bassinet to the coffin, nothing escapes the sales tax in France. Even the cabbages which the peasant carts to market are subject to the two per cent turnover levy—first, when the peasant sells them; a second time when the wholesaler passes them to the retailer; a thicn time when the ultimate consumer puts them in her market basket.
Across 1. Canada’s fleetest animal. 5. Bad place for a fire to spread. 9. After a while. 10. A metal much talked of, but seldom seen in any quantity. 12. To make a mistake. 14. Care; take thought. 16. Concerning the stars. 18. One of the continents.
IN SOME parts of South Africa a European can be sent to jail for anything from six months (first offense) to three years if he gives a native a drink of intoxicating liquor. In the Transvaal a white person may drink, but not a colored person or even an Asiatic.
The New Joy Ride—Russia is teaching its young women to make parachute jumps. And quite right. Any time now, in this age of progress, they may have to discard their roller skates.—London Free Press. New Kind of Cup Match—The large Saturday crowd (at Wimbledon tennis match) heaved cushions and actually littered up the historic turf with a barrage of teacups and saucers.
Hee-haw—A well-known political leader in the Middle West completed a full course of study in veterinary surgery, but never practised. He branched out into politics. During a campaign his political enemies referred to him with mingled sarcasm and scorn as “the Vet,” and one day at a heated debate one of them asked, “Are you really a veterinary surgeon?”
On those occasions when I feel The male for me has lost appeal, What time I think him rude, unkind, And all to selfishness inclined; I long to find a place where man Is built upon some other plan. Yet I’m convinced my search would be Prolonged into infinity;
ELECTION manifestoes are something to sink your teeth into; even if parboiled for several hours and then baked until you can stick a straw into them, they still make tough eating. That’s where the voter of 1792 (our Number 1 Canadian election) had the edge on us.