THE WINDOWS of this office overlook Univer~ sity Avenue. All parades go up or come down University Avenue, so we have a c~rand view of all of them except the T. Eaton Company s Santa Claus Parade. The reason we have some difficulty in seeing the santa Claus Parade is that an hour or two before it appears the room is filled with children.
FOUR CHRISTMAS DAYS dawned and I waned during the Great War. On each of them there was quiet on the West ern Front. In the trenches on both sides of No-Man's Land, soldiers in khaki and soldiers in grey opened their parcels from home amidst unusual stillness.
CANADA’S Christmas stocking will be plumper than it has been for some years. Unemployment is decreasing. October 1 figures, the latest available, show that in the month of September, the number of employed industrial workers rose from 1,015,639 to 1,044,178.
IN THE matter of Christmas suggestions, we like that made by Premier Hepburn, of Ontario, who knows the truth about Santa Claus— that the benevolent old gentleman isn’t the Government, but the taxpayer. Says Mr. Hepburn, “As head of a Government I realize that there is too much government in Canada.
A story of the glamorous East, the East where lovely woman lures man to intrigue, and adventure lies in wait
A. R. BEVERLEY-GIDDINGS
THE CAPTAIN watched the anchor plunge into the viscous flow of the tidal river. His eyes lifted, strayed over the flakes of rust on the bow of the battered Audax; lifted farther to the flimsy water front that seemed no more substantial than buildings of cardboard; took in the swarming sampans, the half-naked brown men; and only then swung to the face of young Mr. Holt beside him.
Question : Can Cecil Hart, one-time maker of champions, transplant the Canadiens from the cellar to the top of the heap?
AT THE beginning of almost every National Hockey League season there is one club which, for some particular reason, focuses public interest to a greater degree than any other entry in the long grind. As the 1936-37 N. H. L. schedule begins to tick off its engagements while thousands cheer, it is as plain as the shine on Ching Johnson’s bald head that Les Canadiens de Montreal are this year’s most exciting starters.
THE PURPOSE of this letter is to explain something which must have caused both perplexity and un easiness to you who live in Canada. I refer to the riots in the East End of London between the Fascists and the Communists, while three or four thousand police, mounted and otherwise, dashed in and out to see that no one got seriously hurt.
It's not always fair weather when good children get together — especially when their proud parents hover round
RICHARD HOWELLS WATKINS
WHEN YOU ARE too old for bottles and yet none too accurate in the aiming of a spoon, there comes a time when legs are useful for purposes other than that of gesticulation. And this is the golden time, although mothers and fathers have toen known to call it otherwise.
The story of nickel is industrial romance writ by man in metal
THE CONSTRUCTION gang foreman looked down the cut where his crew was tackling the tough rock with heavy picks, getting ready to blast. The track layers were right on his heels, pushing the new Canadian Pacific Railway westward to bridge the continent. The foreman’s eye fell on one man.
Music and tears and tenderness in a hand laundry — A poignantly moving story by the author of "They Shall Inherit the Earth"
THE BASEMENT hand laundry on Twenty-Third Street was dosed for the night, so Joseph Loney got his fiddle and sat down at the end of the long table that was littered with shirts and aprons waiting to be ironed and began to play to himself. He played his fiddle in this way every night before he went down to the comer to have a drink with his friend, Jimmie Leonard.
Our word of cold comfort for today: The one really sure cure for a cold is not to catch it
HELEN NORSWORTHY SANGSTER
A COLD in your head, is it? The doctor probably called it acute coryza or rhinitis, but it’s the same old cold. You feel chilly and you ache all over, and your eyes are running and your head is ready to burst. As for your nose a fellow sufferer said all there is to be said about that.
One out of every 649 articles mailed reaches the dead letter office, there to be subjected to astonishing feats of deduction by postal detectives
THE little DEAD comer Letter of the Office top floor is anything of the Langevin but dead. Block The in Ottawa stirs with life, as a small band of post office detectives are continually a. wcrK prying over letters, trying to wrangle from their contents some clue which might reveal the identity of either the addressee or the sender.
Should a woman deny her husband the right to risk his life?—A tensely dramatic story of a doctor*s dilemma
YAWNING kitchen where widely, his wife Chris was Bentley cooking bacon came and into eggs. the Pale lemon-yellow sunlight fell through a snowframed window. “The milk was frozen again this morning,” she said. There was no actual complaint in her voice, yet Chris knew the complaint was there.
The trap is sprung—A bananarepublic acquires a new master and a Seabold discovers that arrogance goes before humility
THE age took RAIN him was home; ended and when the Joseph wide silence Seabold’s spoke carrito him, as he felt, of his own shame. The groaning lurches of the old carriage, the stagger and sloshing of the wheels in the ruts tormented his mind, because he wanted to gather his thoughts and examine himself inwardly.
First of a series of articles simplifying the technique of skiing
H. T. (SAM) CLIFF Author of "Skiing Simplified"
THE ULTIMATE purpose of ski technique is not just to slide down a hill but to enable you to travel over any type of snowy country in the fastest, safest and most nearly effortless manner. Another way of putting it might be to ski—so that you can get the most exhilarating fun on all conditions of ski ground.
OLD of HUTCH” a popular has movie—Wallace all the elements Beery, young love, sudden riches and a gangster finish. Nothing has been left out, not even the old-fashioned Beery nightshirt; so I can’t tell you why it was that, fond as 1 am of Mr. Beery, I found the picture dragging a good deal in places.
HOME INSULATION has won its spurs! Countless installations in houses throughout Canada, actual figures in hard cash, have corroborated laboratory figures and shown that insulation saves fuel dollars. “It pays for itself in a few years” has become such a commonplace term that we almost feel a certain doubt when we see it again, yet figures have proved time and again that insulation has more than lived up to the promises made for it, and vastly increased our winter and summer comfort in the process.
1. Sweet little baby angels. 4. Fast, light warship. 9. A sea dotted with islands. 11. Prevalent. 12. A wood-wind instrument. 13. Manifest. 15. A design or project. 16. Barren wilderness. 17. A round vessel to hold tea, coffee or ashes. 19. Noise while you sleep.
IN YOUR issue of November 15 there is an article by Mr. Charles Lugrin Shaw, entitled “British Columbia’s Secession Talk.” Upon the general suggestion of the article that British Columbia has been laboring under artificial handicaps, as a member of the Confederation of Canada, there is general agreement; but I must correct any impression that we have been merely following a policy of opportunism.
I BELONG to that era which believed that an orange in the toe of a Christmas stocking was just about the last word. And whether or not that’s the reason, I still think that eatables are the finest kind of gift, particularly if I am on the receiving end.
It is a strange fact that many people cannot sleep unless they lie with head to the north and feet to the south. It is claimed that the adoption of this position has brought relief to many sufferers from sleeplessness. The Samoans are a primitive people.
Shocking!—Many men who think they have seen everything are practically electrified the first time their wives appear outdoors in shorts.—Winnipeg Tribune. Idealism—An idealist is a person who remains devoted to a good idea after he discovers it won’t work.—Toronto Star.
She’s a vision divine, Quickens pulses like wine, A queen, but not fickle or flighty; But one mortal sin gets under my skin— She doesn’t say “Yes” but “Allrightee.” She’s way above par, Full of je ne sais quoi (Or something that rhymes with all-rightee) ; But tho’ fired with romance when requesting a dance I congeal when she answers “Allrightee.”
Work Both Ways—Young Lady: “A faint hurt never won a fair lady, you know.” Terri fid Bachelor: “N-no, and a f-faint heart neer got away from one, either.” —ReginaStar. A Won of Warning—Scene: Two nipwreckel mariners on a raft in midcean.
There are two books standing side by side. Volume 1. and Volume 2. Each book is an inch thick without the bindings and the bindings are each 1/8 inch thick. A worm eats its way from Pagel of Volume I to the last page of Volume 2. How far did he eat his way? —Puzzle by arrangement with The Leisure League of America.
CRANK INVENTORS and persons with grievances, whenever they think of something, make a beeline for the nearest newspaper office. Night editors of afternoon papers, lacking the protection atlorcied their colleagues who work in daylight, thus be come Department of General information and Advice.