WE WERE talking the other day with a railway superintendent who told us what we thought was quite a story. It had to do with the Great Grandfather Blizzard which swept through the mountain passes last winter and snowed up all trains. You'll remember, perhaps, that for three or four days not a single train got through to Vancouver.
BEFORE this is read, Mr. King’s cabinet will have settled down to work, a conference with the provincial piemiers will have been arranged, and a beginning made in the application of the domestic and international policies of Liberalism.
"Suicide" was the first opinion. But that was before Kent Power appeared on the scene
BO’ JOU’, Kent Power! This gentleman, M’sieu Craig, is ver’ anxious to ’ave your assistance in a matter.” Sergeant Jules Papineau, of the Montreal Detective Force, waved a somewhat ungraciously curt hand toward the man who had accompanied him to Power’s Drummond Street flat.
RUGBY HISTORY in the West began this season with the tour of the Sarnia Imperials, last year’s Dominion champions. The games they played were exhibition and pre-season encounters. Yet the fact that they met all the important Western clubs affords some sort of a comparison between Western and Eastern rugby.
ONCE MORE I have agreed to select an All-Star Eastern Canadian Rugby Football team for Maclean's, and, while the opportunity is alluring, I am again compelled to ask myself, “What makes a player really great?” In Ontario and Quebec there are three senior leagues, eleven major clubs and approximately 300 players.
Should a woman in love demand that her man "settle down?" Here’s the story of one who found a satisfying answer
ELISABETH SANXAY HOLDING
LUCIA SIGNED for the telegram and laid it on Moran’s desk. He was busy with some figuring and did not look up, and she sat down at her typewriter, watching him. He was a big man, a little stooped, with a weatherbeaten face, hair growing grey, tired blue eyes; he was a moderately successful building contractor in a small Ontario town.
Thumbnail sketches of the men who will hold the reins of power at Ottawa for the next five years
SIXTEEN MEN constitute the Government of Canada. Drawn from many walks of life—farmers, lawyers, business men. professors, engineers, newspapermen— they will formulate and direct from their seats at the national council table the policies which will mold the destiny of Canada these next four or five years.
In which Greenmantle throws off his mask and Peter Pienaar goes to the wars
THE STORY: During the Great War, Major Richard Hannay undertakes to learn details of a German plot to inflame the Moslems against the British. His only clue is a paper bearing the words, "Kasredin,” “cancer," and “v.I.," scribbled by a secret agent before the latter died.
I ASKED Sir Edward Beatty two questions: “What was your first job and how did you get it?” and “Having got a start, did you, at that time, plan for the position that you have today?” Then I asked him for a particular reflection of his experience on the problems of a young man starting out now.
HONEYMOONS, whether in a Prime Ministership or in other circumstances, are invariably trying. Mr. Mackenzie King, his first hour of rapture over, began discovering that progressively. There was, to begin with, his Cabinet. A Prime Minister, gathering Ministers about him, has two things to consider:
A story of the sea, its code, and a craven who ran foul of a certain Michael Cronin
IN THE shade of the awninged bridge, Captain Michael Cronin sat slumped in a chair. He stuffed the bandana deeper into the collar of his rumpled whites and met the eyes of his chief engineer. “Funny? Of course there’s something funny. When Rood is willing to risk that precious neck of his on one of his own ships, you can wager your last shirt something’s blasted funny!”
The Admiral's Ball—Secret Cargoes —and Ships That Niever Return
AUSTIN F. CROSS
FEW THINGS fire the imagination of the populace like the arrival of a warship. French or British ships alike key up the waterfront like the presence of no other kind of craft. The silent navy, meaning the British navy, rather tends to live up to its almost taciturn tradition, but the French have a flair for publicity, and so the arrival of the Jeanne D’Arc in port was quite an event.
Professsional advice to the thousands of amateur Thespians who are waiting for the curtain to rise
THERE are far too many rules preached by professors of acting. Teachers of the art are numerous, and each has his code of laws and his table of ordinances. Things are set down for the player to do, and other things for him not to do. It would seem that the striving novice has but to amass all the information imparted to become a finished actor.
If this is Europe, give me Canada, shouts this writer returning from a tour of the fear-ridden continent
WE IN CANADA don’t know our good fortune. I have just returned from a trip to Europe which took me to Italy, Russia, Memel and Germany, and to many other countries. In even the quietest of them, life is filled with uncertainty and a foreboding of something terrible to happen.
NOBODY is going to be disappointed in “The Crusades,” either the ones who delight in the prodigious Mr. de Mille or the ones who shudder at him. It’s typical in other words, and goes to show how profoundly the history of the Middle Ages was influenced by the beauty of Miss Loretta Young.
It seems to me that the brickbat thrown by “H.D." of Montreal, was spiteful, or professional jealousy, maybe. The fact paragraphs by Henry Ashbery are splendid; much better than those published by any American magazine. “H.D.” is one of those persons who think they know everything, but I would like to wager he hasn’t travelled.
In The Italo-Ethiopian War The Sympathy of Egyptians Is Not All On One Side
THE IMPORTANCE of Egypt in the Italo-Ethiopian imbroglio is pointed out by the British magazine World, which quotes Henri DeKerillis, a prominent French journalist, as follows: Before I went to Rome I paid a flying visit to London and was fortunate enough to meet an important Egyptian personage there.
IN SPITE of keen competition from trucks. British railways are more than holding their own, according to the British magazine, Modern Transport. Comparing the annual returns for 1934, which have just been published by the Minister of Transport, with those of 1933, we are told that:
1. Part of a dining-room suite. 3. Light wine for the table. 7. He was a poet by nature and almost by name. 9. Queen city of the prairies. 10. To act like a flag in a wind. 12. “—thy ministers with righteousness.”—Liturgy. 13. A small blue flower for remembrance.
INDIA contains a mixture of creeds and races, with seven definite racial types, seven language groups totally different from one another from a linguistic point of view, and 222 dialects. Of its 352 million people, about twenty-eight million can read or write, and of these only two and a half million can speak English.
The art of writing poems may Be learnt in little time: You’ve only got to find a word, And then you find another word, And then you find another word, . And get them all to rhyme. Of course you must choose carefully The subject of your song: Now if you take a word like cat, Hat, sat or mat will rhyme with that, Or at or pat or vat or flat— You simply can’t go wrong.
The Penalty—A careful driver approached a railroad; he stopped, looked and listened. All he heard was the car behind him crashing into his gas-tank.—Niagara Falls Review. Common Mistake—A communist is a fellow who thinks it’s more likely that there’s something wrong with the country than with him.—Life.
Night Shift—“I shall have to put you fellows in the same room,” said the host. “That’s all right,” the guests replied. “Well, I think,” said the host, “you’ll have a comfortable night. It’s a featherbed.” At two o’clock in the morning one of the guests awoke his companion.
ETHYL’S home environment, where economic regeneration, the Ethiopian conflict and Hollywood’s treatment of Shakespeare are common dinner-table subjects, has made her somewhat precocious for her eleven years. She is, in fact, a most sophisticated young lady.