THE above photograph shows Oklahoma and Missouri tax tokens. When a resident of either state makes a purchase, he uses tokens he has bought or received as change to pay the consumer’s tax, the sales tax or the emergency school tax. He knows exactly the amount of the special taxes he is paying on every article he buys.
A LOT of young men and women call on us at this time of year. Freshly graduated from university, they are looking for jobs. We cannot create jobs for them. We wish we could. But at least we can exchange ideas with them, and we do. A great many of them leave university with somewhat socialistic views.
IN THE public mind the motion picture industry is so associated with entertainment that its contributions to education are often overlooked. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer corporation is to be commended for the production of a series of short pictures designed to protect the public from exploitation by quacks.
The fantastic story of a man who built a ghost railroad to nowhere
WALTON’S ISLAND loomed bleakly soon after the take-off. Fringed with foaming breakers, it was one of those amputated fingers of land that lie inhospitably off the Maine coast. Walton, up front in the open two-seater airplane, nodded his helmeted head at its cliffs.
Alcohol smugglers and Mounted Police wage a perpetual battle of wits on the Quebec-U. S. border
GEORGE L. ELLIS
IN ENGLISH it is alcohol. The French call it alcool, or in its diluted state, whiskey blanc. But to its friends and close acquaintances, those casehardened tosspots who revel in its fiery potency, scorning wine, cocktails, Scotch, rum, gin and beer as sissy drinks fit only for amateur topers, it is known by French and English alike as ‘‘alky."
"Sorry, but in girls' sport I can't go for those violent, face-straining, bodyracking events some girls indulge in"
ELMER W. FERGUSON
I AM speaking now exclusively to the girls, so you guys can turn to some other page for your literary nourishment and entertainment. Well, girls, if you are listening (which I doubt very much indeed), I want to say that I am a much-maligned man regarding the matter of girls in sport.
Mr. Tierce called her a curlyhaired moron, but that was the day he had the toothache
ELIZABETH EDWARDS was eighteen years old when she took charge of her brother's household; and she was at that time so small, her tumble of curls so golden, her childish chin so touchingly determined, that people would say to one another, “Isn’t it wonderful the way little Elizabeth has taken hold of things?” And.
"Old never die"Nor Will the memory Of the theare of the trenChes
THERE IS the legend of the six Nova Scotians who were taken prisoner during a sortie in the Vimy Ridge sector toward the end of 1916, and whose more than surly behavior amazed their captors. Prodctyngs punctuated the halts for reluctant backward glances toward the towers of Mount St.
WHAT IS the truth about the persecution of Jews in Germany and Austria? How far are tales of atrocities figments of the imagination or inventions of propagandists? It was partly to answer these questions that I went recently to Vienna, where the Nazis are now in supreme control, and where purification of the Germanic race is proceeding according to plan.
Mrs. Pitts' son, Cyclone, rated top billing as a gorilla; to Myrtle he was just the world's prize sap
B. B. FOWLER
I’M WRITING all this on account of Myrtle says it's time I gave my side of the story. She says it’s time I put myself on record, and straightened out the stories the newspapers have been running about me. To begin with, I want everybody to know that there ain’t any truth in the story that I beat up my manager, Hammerhead Hogan.
If it isn’t the heat it’s the frigidity; if you’re not parched you’re drenched; the ideal climate simply doesn’t exist
THE philos opher who said, "Wea ther is the discourse of fools," was passing a rather severe criticism on everybody all over the world. Who doesn't talk about the weather? From Glasgow to Buenos Aires, from New York to Bombay, the weather is con versation starter number one.
In which a strike reaches its climax, new dangers threaten the whirring looms, and a Bradley marches on the Holcombs
Burton L. Spiller
CON REARDON saw Harmon toppling from the platform. The semiconscious Harmon might have been badly trampled by the surging mob. but with a bull-like roar, Reardon leaped forward. A sweep of one huge arm hurled a trouble-seeking mill man out of his way.
1. Nazi emblem. 5. Signal fire. 9. This Canadian river soon goes American. 12. B.C.'s most famous fruit. 13. Rot; decompose. 14. Cold, when it makes you--, may get your number. 16. Hollow metal implement with a tongue. 17. Russian wolfhound.
Emergency job of air freighting demonstrates airplane’s usefulness
ON THE morning of April 7, 1938, officials of the Central Patricia Gold Mines at Pickle Lake, Ontario, 130 miles from a railroad, gathered to discuss a very important question. One of the ball mills used for crushing gold ore had broken down, and unless new parts were fitted at once, gold production would fall fifty per cent.
I have been a subscriber to your magazine for some years now and have always enjoyed Beverley Baxter’s articles. However, I must say I think his article, “Why Eden Quit,” is terribly biased. We should have the other side of the story, and hear from someone else “in the know.
Only forty policemen patrol the Northern Territory of Australia—an area of 523,620 square mites. Twice yearly a policemar may patrol an area of 40,000 square miles, acting as stock inspector, postmaster, health officer, bailiff, etc. From Bathurst Island to Alice Springs, about 1,100 miles south from Queensland across to Western Australia, only one man has been able to commit a serious crime, and, so far, get away with it.
THERE SEEMS to be a general impression that a picnic just happens and will look after itself. Summing up all the facts of the case, however, I don’t find myself in agreement. Evidence to the contrary is the cool atmosphere in which many a picnic is held and which has nothing at all to do with the weather.
A HOUSE plan selected from a magazine or plan book may appear to the prospective home builder to be everything he or she could desire. The question arises, what will it cost? One way to find out is by the cubic-foot method. This enables home seekers who contemplate building to arrive at approximate costs with ease.
Crime Didn’t PayIn the case of a Detroit woman who was captured by kidnappers, it is said her son-in-law refused to take her hack unless the kidnappers paid him a handsome ransom —and they did. Fort William Times-Journal. The Dreamers Many a clerk, or secretary, or civil servant, says an article, dreams of making money by novel writing.
I have no spots before mine eyes, No dingy teeth, no kidney floating. My liver is of normal size, I eat with no resultant bloating, For acidosis is to me An ill unknown, a sorrow lost, And athlete’s foot can never be My private grief, my inner frost.
Served Him Right—A young man was turned down by his fiancée because his eyesight was so bad. Thinking to convince her otherwise, he stuck a pin in a certain tree and then invited his girl to walk that way. Nearing the tree he said, “I can see a pin in that tree over there.
WHITE BANNERS,” from the Lloyd Douglas best seller, is a drama of mother love, with Fay Bainter skilfully playing the central role. She isn’t in this case one of the glamor mothers of the screen, but a humble vendor of apple peelers, who arrives one wintry morning at the home of a small-town chemistry professor (Claude Rains), and is adopted into the rather discordant family as cook and housekeeper.
SINCERE congratulations are due Mr. E. E. (Ted) Bishop, ex-president of the Students’ Union of the University of Alberta, upon the recovery of his trousers. Well, anyway, a part of his trousers. Every so often an incident is reported to Parade dealing with the embarrassing predicaments of unhappy gentlemen who contrive to lose their nether garments in public places, but it is our considered opinion that, in all these annals, Mr.