ONE OF these days there will be a Royal Commission appointed to investigate the number, cost and value of Royal and other commissions appointed to investigate everything from glass-roofing the Great Lakes to the economic waste caused by the throwing away of the torn stubs of movie-house admission tickets.
A BRIGHT, EAGER young girl came into this office some weeks ago. She was from the prairies and had just received a B. A. degree from a Western university. She wanted a job. She said that most of the girls who had graduated with her were coming East in search of opportunity.
Presenting: A Feature Novel of Mystery and Adventure in the Orient
CHARLES G. BOOTH
CAPTAIN DANIELS saw the Chinese junk through a thin mauve light. It had softened the lines of her varnished black hull, high stern, yellow dragon prow and brown matting sails to the point of evanescence. At the same time, she was beautiful in a sombre, sinister sort of way that made the regal elegance of the Prince Of The Orient appear slightly oppressive.
He was the best skipper on the lake but he had to capsize to find out which way the wind blew
I WOULD NOT care to say how many cockeyed deeds have been performed in the last three or four thousand years just because some guy was in love, but I will gladly state right now that the goofiest was when Wally Hamlin sold his boat. I do not have anything against love although personally I think the hours are a little long sometimes, and I can see how an otherwise normal citizen will be seized with a yearning to give up his arm or his life or something like that for a gal, but not a boat in a million like the Dipper.
First in frontier flying, a laggard in interurban flying, Canada now plans for flight from sea to sea
CANADA is twenty-five years behind the rest of the world in air development,” states an aviation authority; “Canada leads the world in flying records,” contradicts another—and really they are both right! How can this be? asks the average Canadian, hopelessly confused by such conflicting statements.
He knew how to make love but was he capable of genuine love? That was Sara’s problem and this is the story of how she solved it
ELEANOR DE LAMATER
CHINA, India, Russia,” Margaret King said. "I sail next week and I’ll be gone over a year. Why not come with me, Sara?” They were breakfasting in Mrs. King’s bedroom —the hostess and Sara Cram. It was autumn. The morning sun was crisp on the lawn outside, and a red maple branch waved before the window.
FEW DAYS ago a cynical joke went swiftly through the smoke rooms of the House of Commons. it took the form of a bulletin which, so said the wits, would be issued by the B. B. C. that night: "Mr. Baldwin’s political life is drawing swiftly to its close.
A Maritimer speaks bluntly of "a growing feeling in favor of the Maritimes walking right out of the Confederation picture"
S. LEONARD TILLEY
THERE IS a growing feeling in the Maritimes today that the provinces by the sea would be better off if they packed up their bags and walked right out of the Confederation picture and established themselves in a country of their own. Ontario and Quebec may pooh-pooh the idea, while thousands of Maritimers themselves will shout loud denials from the roof-tops, but that does not alter the fact that the feeling does exist.
A swiftly moving mystery story which proves once again that things are not always what they seem
DOROTHY WALWORTH CARMAN
WHEN Jimmy McDermott came to the office of Atcheson and Lang, Architects, that broiling August Monday, he had no idea that destiny was about to thump him between his perspiring shoulder blades. To him that morning was just another scorcher.
It IS CLEAR by this time that there are only two ways of looking at "Green Pastures;" you must either find it blasphemous and ridiculous or tender, humorous and deeply religious. I thought it a grand picture-meaning simply that it had grandeur of a very special kind rarely met with on the screen.
There is a table of social precedence applied to women of Bolivia. The purebred, unadulterated Indian women wear soft felt hats; the half-breed women wear tall, stiff, white, varnished top hats. And the senoras, even if they are anything rather than white, adopt European fashions.
Political Oarsmen Apparently the Ontario Conservative party is all set to Rowe back into power.—Kitchener Record. New Educational Idea — Sixteen thousand rifles have been issued to the public school teachers by the Mexican Government, so that they can defend their Socialist teachings.
Reckless—“So he is a reckless driver?’, “Say, when the road turns the same way as he does, it’s just a coincidence.”— Literary Digest. Politicians First—A surgeon, an architect, and a politician were arguing as to whose profession was the oldest.
BEAU BRUMMEL elegant gallant of the mauve decade, never ate vegetables, `tis said. Once. exasperated because a hostess insisted upon dwelling on the amazing fact, he expostulated, "Well, madame, I once ate a pea." Which came into our minds when we heard recently about a girl from Vienna who married one of Hamilton's solid citizens.