A SHORT time ago, some friends of ours who were putting on a show came to us in search of an idea. They wanted something that would BE visually effective and funny. We suggested that they couldn’t do better than use the oft-performed but sure-fire stunt of producing some tableaux vivants in the manner of an old Family Album.
Bridges on Wheels TWO international bridges linking Canada and the United States have been opened in recent months-the Thousand Islands Bridge and that connecting Point Edward with Port Huron. Neither would have been built had it not been for the automobile.
Kent Power, scientific detective, in the strange case of the man whom no one wanted to kill
POWER put down the phone receiver and turned to Sergeant Papineau, who was savoring the last Half inch of a good-night whisky and soda. “How’d you like to go for a little ride, Pap?” “Me,” the sergeant’s rotund shoulders moved protestingly, “I prefer perhaps to hit the hay.”
WITH THE opening of the National Motor Show of Canada in the Automotive Building, Exhibition Park, Toronto, Saturday, November 26, the Automobile Year of 1939 will be well launched, and the open season of previews which began late in August will have ended.
He was an ace toolmaker but he hadn't learned that the ways of a woman cannot be measured with a micrometer
AT THE last minute the proctor of Midwest University tapped old Professor “Mike” Gilroy on the arm, and told him the commencement program had got so badly out of balance that the short individual presentation speeches to the honor graduates had to be eliminated.
Only two major league hockey teams survive in Canada out of a one-time twenty and only one can look its ledgers in the eye without seeing red
ELMER W. FERGUSON
LIKE THE ballad of Frankie and Johnny, those two impetuous lovers of another day, this story has no moral, unless written in red ink of deepest dye -it’s this: All is not profit at the professional hockey box offices, and professional hockey is a game for the bigger cities only.
I HAVE just come from the House of Commons where, after a four-day debate on Mr. Chamberlain’s “peace with Germany," we were asked to give him and his Government a vote of confidence. It has been a remarkable debate. The fury of the opening attacks had subsided, but nerves were strained—as was seen in the Chamberlain-Churchill incident this afternoon.
I GOT this story direct from Matt Kennedy himself, and I have always remembered it. It was one of the few yarns I have ever heard over a camp fire that was really worth recording. Kennedy, fifty years old, hawk-faced and white-haired, was one of the most noted guides and hunters in New Brunswick.
Wheatley isn’t worrying about bigtown competition — It’s learned how to keep its customers at home A FEW weeks ago this reporter travelled to a village in southwestern Ontario to track down rumors of an astonishing civic phenomenon. Where other villages of similar size in the same territory were waging losing battles against bankruptcy, this place, the rumors had it, was solvent, was paying off its debentures, had brought its $93,000 waterworks to a point where it was practically self-supporting.
OF COURSE you recall that awful moment of your schooldays, away back in the musty gloom of the Nineteen-Somethings, or the Eighteen-Whatnots, when you stood, first on one foot and then on the Other, while the teacher waited in portentous silence for the answer you knew, but which simply would not come.
In which the duel between head-hunter’s cunning and white man’s wits reaches its breath-taking climax
GEORGE EDWARD ALLEN
CONCLUSION THE GREAT game went on. On the following night the three moles extended their tunnel more than halfway through the earthen wall. Another night’s work would leave but a shell of earth to break down at the last minute. But as Walter had not yet arranged a rendezvous with Vivian, tonight he must raid again.
HENRY FORD’S early Canadian competitor lived in Wardsville, a village forty miles west of London, Ont. Some time in the 1890’s, William Mimna, who with his brother, Charles, operated a stone-cutting establishment at Wardsville, decided to build an automobile.
In a reasonably good year (1937) Canada's automobile industry turns out 207,000 passenger cars and trucks, worth $123,750,000 at the factory. It takes 31,500 workers in primary and secondary plants to do the job, and their year's wages total $43,000,000.
Adult education, sweeping the country like a prairie fire, is teaching scores of thousands of Canadians that it's never too late to learn
THE BRAKES squeal as a train grinds to a stop at the tiny Northern Ontario station. A group of men and women watches as one of the cars is detached from the rest. It is equipped with radio, moving-picture projector and screen, and it is lined with stacks of books, magazines and newspapers.
Dictatorships Their Unemployment is Lower Because Men Are Drafted Into Armies and Labor Corps THE dictatorships boast that they have a shortage of labor while the democracies suffer the miseries of unemployment, but in the New York Times Magazine, a London writer, Geoffrey Crowther, shows that actually the democracies are better off economically.
TAKE out the sound!” It is an ominous command. The film is now to run without the reproduced voices of the actors who made it. Only their visual images remain; face-making caricatures, working the muscles of their mouths in heavy silence. What a curiously uncanny effect is there, when speech has been taken from a talkie and only photography is left.
"If you have already sent along your renewal, please disregard this request entirely.” This sentence appears at the top of all notices sent you advising that your subscription is due for renewal. The routine of a large subscription list requires a period of a few days before a renewal can be recorded.
A Heated Open Door ALTHOUGH the big door near the end of the assembly line in one big automobile plant is left open frequently, workers do not suffer from winter’s chilling blasts. A curtain of hot air keeps out the cold. A huge rotary fan drives air through steam-heating coils and then downward to the floor through a narrow overhead vent extending the full width of the door.
THE synthetic perfumes of modern ten-cent stores excel those for which perilous sea voyages and hazardous caravans probed the Orient in the Middle Ages, Dr. Charles F. H. Allen, of the Eastman Kodak Company, declared at a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Across 4. Baseball player’s noble bunt. 9. The killdeer's a And nests without cover. 10. South Africa’s diamond city. 11. A most useful metal found mainly in Canada. 12. An East Ontario lake. 13. Elies-----to dis— In winter, but they stay right here.
Theatre in the Country TO SOLVE the parking problem from which nearly every city movie theatre suffers, Andrew Digney built the above theatre on the highway midway between Vancouver and New Westminster, B.C. Patrons of this movie palace beyond the city limits do not have to seek a place to leave the family chariot and then worry about its safety.
Reply to P. D. Ross I have been an interested and appreciative reader of your publication for some years. Hon. W. D. Herridge, at the last Conservative Convention, proclaimed the imminence of a social revolution. Dr. Manion has repeatedly said that managed production must be established in Canada.
WITH winter approaching most of us have an urge to do something, especially in our home. The question is what, and which chore should take priority. What about the chimney and stovepipes? Were they the cause of discomfort last winter? If so, why not try the Sherlock Holmes technique, and make an effort to discover the fly or flies in the ointment? A loosely fitted clean-out door in the basement, a smoke pipe extending into the flue, accumulation of soot in the offset of the flue just above the fireplace opening, are often contributory causes to discomfort.
A GOOD recipe puts the “can” in candy, even for those who haven't had a lot of practice in making it. The secrets of the art are easy to master, and a few rules will produce an amazing assortment of simple homemade varieties which have catered to the sweet tooth of generations.
The Sisters THE SISTERS” brings us another family of girls, and follows their marital adventures under the second Roosevelt (Theodore) administration. The film, avoiding the hearts-andflowers treatment suggested by the title, includes much of the life and politics of the period, along with the personal drama of the sisters, (Bette Davis, Anita Louise, Jane Bryan).
In Fewer Words How' It Started— A Sultan at odds with his harem Thought of a way he could scare ’em; He caught a live mouse Which he freed in the house Thus starting the first harum-scarum. Port Arthur News-Chronicle. Opportunity KnocksTough jobs are opportunities to demonstrate that we are the ones fully capable of doing tough jobs and doing them right.
ONE OF our Ottawa undercover men re reports that there has been no end of talk back and forth in the offices of a certain Minister, arising from a recent bit of interdepartmental letter-writing in connection with an official purchase of grocery supplies.