WHAT would you think if, regularly each year, you received a tax notice demanding a payment by you on account of interest on money borrowed for the building of the pyramids of ancient Egypt? Certainly it’s an absurd supposition. Well, what do you think about your own greatgrandchildren getting tax bills on account of debts incurred by the various governments who have been catering to you?
Piety wasn't enough; Parson Gil had to prove his manhood too
KENNETH PAYSON KEMPTON
GIL EASTON worked three hours Saturday morning, and about eleven o’clock got up and stuffed all his sheets of sermon paper into the stove. They roared up for a minute, then died to silence, as his voice would have done if he had said those words in church tomorrow.
"Canadans who may be called upon for sacrifice have a right to know. . . What lies behind the Bren Machine Gun Contract
LIEUT.-COL. GEORGE A. DREW
ON MARCH 31 of this year a contract was signed between the Canadian Government and John Inglis Company Limited, of Toronto, which provided for the manufacture of 7,000 Bren machine guns in a factory to be equipped for that purpose in Toronto entirely at the expense of the Canadian and British Governments.
A RADIO bleated and people babbled. George banged down his empty glass on the piano. His lean face was molded by bitterness, and his pale hair was peaked on the crown rebelliously. “As a race,” proclaimed George loudly, “we are decadent.”
A word portrait of the boy from St. Thomas who became one of Hollywood's ace comedians
NED SPARKS is an exception to the rule that sex appeal is essential to Hollywood success. Never once classified as a romantic figure, the dead-pan Canadian comedian has probably stolen more pictures than any other individual in the industry.
Nebraska has no state debt, pays no bond interest and has reduced property taxes a third within the last ten years
R. A. FARQUHARSON
NEBRASKA, a purely agricultural state in almost the exact centre of the United States, prides itself on what it hasn’t got. Nebraska has no debt. It has no sales tax, income tax, cigarette tax, or any of the other special taxes which have become so common in recent years.
The gang were afraid he would tell; but his was a story only an artist In words could tell
LAST YEAR, just before I left school, I was in that chase with Slugger Cassidy and Ginger Roland. We were all sitting here on the curb, when Fishy Snaith comes running up like the fire engine was chasing after him. “Hey, Slugger, there’s a truck load of something on the railway lines outside Hawthorne’s foundry!" he yells.
Modern wrestling shows are "sadistic orgies, brutal, disgusting and repulsive" says
I HAD seen their semihuman photographs in the papers and had studied them with interest, for to me, revisiting Toronto after a few years absence, they seemed significant. They occupied space that cost money, a good deal of money, far more than would have been accorded to, say, some great statesman, scientist, or musician.
DO YOU believe in ghosts? Like all normal people, I do not—especially in the daytime. Once at three a.m. in a Scottish country house on the border of the Macbeth country I heard the sound of carriage wheels grinding on the driveway and the clop, clop of horses’ hoofs.
In which an industrial war reaches its shattering climax and a girl in love finds the haven of heart's desire
BURTON L. SPILLER
NOW, don’t be foolish,” said Bradley. “It can’t be done. It’s been tried already.” “Who tried it?” Nancy asked. “Kent. He went up there yesterday afternoon with Joe, with enough dynamite to blow that dam clean into Labor Day. They couldn’t get within a quarter of a mile of the place.
1. Spain’s “Land’s End.” 8. Trees, birds and flowers: These are —----. 9. Brazil’s most easterly port. 10. What our money does easily. 11. Some men are-and some are mugs. (Anagram.) 13. Width. 17. Heavy drinker. 18. Boredom. 20. Girls do this before a mirror.
Silk in its natural state is the strongest textile yarn known to man, yet the filament is so fine that it takes 256,000 yards to make one pound. ★ In Great Britain there are more doctors than practices, with the result that, whereas the purchase price of a practice quite recently was equivalent to the receipts of eighteen months, the purchase price has now risen to the equivalent of two and a half years earnings or more.
I read with interest your article, “Mr. Hepburn’s Treasure Hunt.” Here is another instance of what they are doing. It may be all right according to the law, but to me it appears pretty small business. Mr. A. made a will about 1930, leaving part of his estate to a brother, Mr. B. But Mr. B. predeceased his brother, so did not come into that inheritance. Mr. B. died in 1932.
GOOD providers are busy in their kitchens, stocking their shelves with jams, jellies, conserves, and oldfashioned butters. Storing August flavor for January enjoyment. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think preserving is one thing the modern housekeeper does better than her grandmother.
For Amateur Gardeners—“Just now a little wise expenditure halves the work in a garden,” we read. And a little more enables you to hire a man to do the whole lot.The Humorist. Unfair to Children—Papers shouldn’t tell about abnormally smart children.
THE Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse” presents a brand-new angle on the gangster cycle. A medico (Edward G. Robinson) decides to engage in a life of crime in order to discover at first hand the relation between criminal activity and the responses of the criminal’s nervous system.
A MEMBER of Maclean’s editorial staff who recently crossed the St. Lawrence on the car ferry steamer, Rivière du Loup, which plies between the city alter which it was named and Tadoussac and St. Siméon. tells us that the ship’s personnel was still chuckling over an experience of the previous day.