WITH ITS front cover and extra editorial features, this issue of Maclean's pays tribute to the Canadian Automobile Industry and heralds the 1937 National Motor Show of Canada. Some iconoclastic wag, noticing all the automobile advertising in the number, is bound to suggest that the industry is really paying tribute to Maclean's.
FOR THE first time, in the pearl grey stillness of the morning, a solitary fish boat hung motionless above that spot in the Strait of Georgia. The first time— sixty fathoms above the teeming blackness of a water world where were cod in countless multitudes.
THE GOOD SHIP Empress of Australia (once the good ship Von Terpitz) is roistering home to England on the last Atlantic crossing she will make this year. The promenade deck is encased in canvas. On the deck Sir Louis Greig, who taught King George and the Duke of Windsor to play games, is having a family cricket match with deck chairs as wickets.
A CUTE ANTERIOR poliomyelitis, often called infantile paralysis or “polio,” is known on the European continent as Heine-Medin's disease, from the names of the men who first gave a clear description of the malady. It is perhaps the most frightful of all the diseases of children, not so much from the numbers of cases nor the resulting mortality, but because of the fact that in some of the cases the victim is crippled.
Mistaken in Paris for a spy ! Thus began the startling adventure of a peaceable visitor
ILLUSTRATED BY WALTER J. HEFFRON Cleavertown, Ont. July 23, 1937. MR. HORATIO TWINN, Hôtel de l'Oiseau Bleu, Paris, France. Dear Mr. Twinn: Thank you so much for your lovely postcards from Plymouth and Cherbourg and Paris. It was sweet of you to remember me, and I do appreciate it.
OTTAWA still has a “morning-after” headache over what happened in Ontario. Ottawa, no matter what it may pretend now, didn’t expect it. It believed that Mr. Hepburn would win; it didn’t believe he would win decisively. It never occurred to it that in Ontario, once rock-ribbed citadel of Toryism, constituencies would petition against Toryism’s Mr. Rowe almost as unanimously as mice would petition against cats.
There are 5,000 individual parts in the average automobile. Bodies, engines, axles, brakes, wheels, transmissions, lamps, batteries, etc., are made up of minor parts. These are made not only by the automobile companies themselves, but by 250 independent manufacturers, of which more than 100 are of major importance.
Business and pleasure are deftly mingled in Canada's National Motor Show
JAMES A. COWAN
BECAUSE of the furs, the jewels and the opera hats that pour into the canopied entrance, it might be the start of the symphony concert season. A mind reader, watching the crowds, could conceivably go astray. Some act like people at an art gallery, but the conversation of others would make a listener-in think he had crashed an engineering convention.
Freighting that ties up the air lanes with ice and water routes is a big job
BILL COOK, transportation executive at the Red Lake base, said, “If you’re all set, let’s get going.” The mechanic cast off from the dock. The pilot gunned the motor. The ship taxied out into clear water, nosed into the wind, raced over the choppy surface, stepped into the air.
The murderous looting of a trading post solves one of Julie's problems and intensifies another
The story: In 1804, at the Hudson's Bay Company's York Factory post, an employee called Big Angus is dispatched on a trading trip. He is a dour man who has a family in Scotland with which he has not communicated for years. In Montreal, Neil Campbell arrives from Scotland, seeking his father who is thought to be in the employ of some fur-trading company.
Captain Abraham Kean brought a million pelts from the Arctic icefields
LAST SPRING, for the first time in sixty-six years, Captain Abraham Kean, Newfoundland’s famous seal hunter, was not out with the fleet. The business house for which he had long commanded ships thought that he had better retire, although Kean, notwithstanding his eighty-three years, was still eager for the skirmish.
From a disorganized minor sport, Frank Calder has guided professional hockey to its present high status
ON THE evening of the twenty-second of November, 1917, five men with grave and worried faces assembled in a room in the Windsor Hotel, in Montreal, to hold a meeting. The minutes of that assemblage set forth that it was gathered “at the suggestion of the Quebec Hockey Club, to ascertain if some steps could not be taken to perpetuate the game of hockey.”
Mr. Riggs had his own way of dealing with erring motorists
EDWARD L. ENGLISH
BUT ARE YOU a careful driver?” Mrs. Riggs asked before hiring me as the family chauffeur. I told her they didn’t come any carefuller. This pleased Mrs. Riggs. She said that whenever she went anywhere she had all day to do it in, and she preferred just turtling along to whizzing over the short cuts.
Thirty-five years ago this septuagenarian was helpless with sciatica. Then he heard of Kruschen. Since that day, he has enjoyed perfect health. Here is his remarkable story :—“Thirty-five years ago, I had a severe attack of sciatica, and could scarcely move for about six weeks.
The Prisoner of Zenda THE PRISONER OF ZENDA” has just about everything the romantic movie-goer can ask for—a mythical kingdom, a beautiful princess, a court ball, a moated castle, sudden love and sudden death, and two Ronald Colmans. The whole thing has been done in the screen’s best Graustarkian style, with exactly the right balance between realistic adventure and fairy-tale illusion.
Across Down 1. Walk over repeatedly. 6. “York-” is a cathedral. 12. Possess. 13. The secret of unselfishness. 14. This volcanic island has given Canada many good citizens. 16. Rubs the surface roughly. 17. Small coin. 18. Veracity. 19. Has four gilb; in it. but can’t breathe.
Many savory and inexpensive dishes may be prepared in this versatile utensil
HELEN G. CAMPBELL
GET OUT your casserole as a means to providing the family with all sorts of specials for the bill of fare —savory dishes as appetizing as they are inexpensive, vegetable accompaniments to co-star in the main course, and puddings and other desserts designed to round out a meal in the best of taste.
Best in Years Please accept my congratulations on your editorial, "A Farmer's Creed,” which appeared recently. It is the best editorial I have seen in some years........-P. Brown, Vanderhoof, B.C. The Oxford Group Beverley Baxter is to be thanked for bringing the subject of the Oxford Group to the attention of Canadians.
Deficient Education—America lags behind the world. We have school kids ten years old who don’t even know how to thrust a bayonet.—Buffalo News. Verbal Culture—The culture of the ancients was their ability to do things. Now culture consists in knowing about people who did things.—Calgary Herald.
W.S. GILBERT said it first but it has been repeated many times that taking one consideration with another, a policeman’s life is not a happy one. A contributor living in a small Saskatchewan town tells us the local limb of the law was called in on a big case the other day.