A LYRICAL satirist, hiding his light under the bushel of a nom de plume, contributed to a Toronto newspaper a piece of verse japing what he called the Americanadian —an Americanadian being a citizen of this Dominion whose complacency thrives on the belief that we need not bother about defenses because in the event of our territory being menaced by any foreign power, our hefty and chivalrous chum, Uncle Sam, would do a Big Brother act and immediately rush his armed forces to protect us.
THERE is in Canada today a shortage of skilled craftsmen. Certain industries are finding it difficult to secure properly trained mechanics. In the building trades there are plenty of men unemployed. But many contractors and the people for whom they are building will tell you that they have to search for really expert workmen.
STUDY THE sketch map on this page. Note the position of the Azores. These islands lie in mid'Atlantic, 1,000 miles from the European coast. From them, Halifax is but 1,500 miles distant. New York, 2,200 miles. Bermuda, 1,800 miles. Especially mark this point. Both the North and South Atlantic steamship lanes come within 400 miles of the Azores.
When you bet with a girl who drives a tin-can terror you never know what you*re getting into
BOB CANDLER heard the thing popping along Wildwood Road a few moments before it skidded around the tum and sent Sultan up on to his hind legs. He caught a confused blur of yellow paint, small wheels that twisted and hopped as the driver fought for control, a cloud of dust and a laugh.
Does the Monroe Doctrine apply to Canada? How does it affect Canada's position in the Empire? In the League?—A searching article on a vital question
A. HARRIET PARSONS
DOES THE Monroe Doctrine apply to Canada? Would the United States actually go to war to protect her Canadian neighbors from foreign aggression? Could the Dominion count on the assistance of the American military, naval and air forces in the event of an attack from a European or Asiatic power?
Being the sad tale of the Montville hero who nursed a piglet and built a boat in a barnyard to show his love for a lady
ALTHOUGH it was delightfully cool on the vineshaded verandah of the Perrier farmhouse that evening, young Lucien Dumais was perspiring like a stoker. He mopped his brow with a red handkerchief, ran his finger beneath his wilted collar, gazed longingly at that lovely Armorel Perrier and cleared his throat for the tenth time.
LAST SPRING the delegates to the annual meeting of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association unanimously passed a resolution that the definition of an amateur, so far as hockey in Canada is concerned, be broadened to provide that : 1. Hockey players may capitalize on their ability as hockey players for the purpose of obtaining legitimate employment.
LAST APRIL in the Royal York Hotel in Toronto there was a great stir among the knights of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. These crusaders frankly admitted that the world’s fastest sport was steeped in deception. and hypocrisy; that reform was urgent.
Armistice Day in a munitions factory and the strange behavior of an ex-soldier who couldn't forget
LESLIE GORDON BARNARD
MEN IN uniform met me as I went. Most of them were beardless youths not even bom in 1914; and if the eyes of the oldest of them had looked upon the waving bunting of the 1918 Armistice, or if their ears had heard anything of its din, at best they could have responded only with the detached gaze of babyhood, not knowing what desperate, tragic gaiety it was, nor to how many hearts there came the tolling of solemn bells in the midst of the celebration.
Believe it or not, Sweden is a democracy ruled by a King and governed by Socialists—The budget is balanced, unemployment is relatively negligible, and the country is more prosperous than ever before
F. R. SCOTT
TODAY people are beginning to talk about Sweden. The news is spreading that here is a country which has successfully tackled her economic problems. With no noise or shouting and no violence, Sweden has overcome the depression and is enjoying a greater degree of prosperity than she has ever known.
I AM WRITING this article just before the reassembling of Parliament after the long vacation. It needs no straining of the imagination or striving for effect to realize that the fierce arc light of history is turne0d ruthlessly on the Palace of Westminster, and that the debates of the next few months will profoundly influence the future of the world.
First of a new and dramatic series of detective stories by the author of " The Man With the Clubfoot "
WHEN I READ of Horace Bowl Treadgold’s feat in solving, in the course of a fishing trip to French Canada, the baffling series of crimes known as the St. Florentin murders, I was not inordinately surprised. On more than one count, Mr. Treadgold is a remarkable personality.
Murder on the high seas — A quartet of pirates and a police inspector who wouldn’t let go
N. DE BERTRAND LUGRIN
ON THE early morning of September 17, 1924, Chris Waters, keeper of Turnpoint Light on Prévost Island, off the coast of the State of Washington, peering through the windows of the lighthouse saw an object, apparently a boat, drifting a little toward the southwest of the Point.
A slashing attack by one of the Dominion’s outstanding football coaches on sham amateurism and the Americanization of the Canadian game
MICHAEL J. RODDEN
TODAY I read Mr. Dink Carroll’s article, “Pigskin Imports” in Maclean's and I was astounded at many of the statements made by him. It happens that Mr. Carroll is a friend of mine, but I did not know that his knowledge of the real facts of football was so limited.
In which destiny marches to a macabre climax, a mystery is solved and a woman finds that which all women seek
CHARLES G. BOOTH
O’HARE had had a vague sense of voices near him for some time before three fingers of sunlight, reflected from a bit of metal on the capstan, brought him completely out of the deeps into which he had fallen. Wong was bellowing: “This is a thing that men will not forget.
IT’S ALL very discouraging to the poor fish—the treatment they get at the hands of most housekeepers. A light touch is what their delicacy demands, but there seems to be a silly notion that you have to cook the stuffin’ out of them. And to add insult to injury, you make them wait for Friday, when any day of the week is all the same to them.
It’s the Bunk—A wisecracker maintains that when a politician makes up his bed he should lie in it. Unfortunately, he seems more inclined to make up his bunk and lie out of it.—Montreal Gazette. Can’t Do Both—Most of our industrial troubles, says an exchange, are caused by workers who do not think and thinkers who do not work.
General Glimpse Down here in Nova Scotia there are names to stir the soul ; There’s a place called Ecum Secum, there’s a Kitiwiti Shoal, There’s a homey Chimney Corner and a pastoral Cow Bay, And there’s old West Newdy Quoddy that you ought to see some day :
A Better Test—“I took up this game,” the hopeless novice said apologetically to his caddy, ‘‘merely to practise self-control.” “You ought to have gone in for caddying, sir.”—Fernie Free Press. Speedy Grandfather—A man, nearly eighty, walked twenty miles from his home to an adjoining town.
Amaze your friends with your mathematical prowess! Say to someone:— 1. Take a three-digit number. 2. Multiply the first digit by two. 3. To this result add 5. 4. Multiply the result by 5. 5. To this add the middle digit. 6. Multiply the result by 10.
THE NEWSPAPERS have told the story of how Flight Lieutenant Sheldon Coleman and Aircraftsman Joseph Fortev. of the Royal Canadian Air Force, forced down in the barren lands of the Northwest Territories, for thirty days and thirty nights fought starvation by eating berries and squirrels—mostly berries.