WHEN Hamish, the composing-room messenger, was in our office the other day, he brought up the matter of his sister. She is taking a shorthand-typewriting course, and Hamish enquired if we knew or any writer who was in need of a secretary. He explained that personally he was not particularly impressed by the writing profession as a whole, but bis sister bad the idea that she would like to be secretary to a writer because it would be “kind of exciting."
TRUTH is often born of crisis. From the desperate ordeal through which democratic peoples passed recently one stark reality has emerged. The reality that if democracy is to survive, if it is to meet the challenge of a new world, it must be made more than a dim philosophy, the subject of fine phrases in panegyrics on liberty.
IHAD a date to go dancing with Ross Jameson. He is not important. Merely one of the boys with whom I once went to school. But at least, after the loan company failure that resulted in father’s ruin and death, it did not seem to make a great deal of difference to him that I was no longer Marcia Stafford of Stafford Avenue but only Miss Stafford, stenographer at Danbridge, Danbridge & Havens.
A penetrating analysis of what Hitlerism has done for, and to, the Nazi homeland
FLOYD S. CHALMERS
Editor, the Financial post ONE DAY in September I spent a pleasant hour in Berlin with a world-famous German. He has never been active in Nazi leadership, but his name is known in every country. He is a man who holds the respect of the world. He said to me: "Adolf Hitler is one of the great men of all time. He has given Germany courage and a place in the world.
AND NOW I suggest that we sit down quietly and talk things over. Herr Hitler has gone on holiday, and whether you are fond of him or not, I think you will admit that, like the village blacksmith, he has earned his night’s repose. The German troops are demobilizing.
Romance afloat —and a girl who loved a man she’d never seen
PAUL DERESCO AUGSBURG
ROMANCE clicked from her fingertips as Janis typed this salutation: “Mr. Richard Warfield, East Indies Trading Co., Ltd., Samarang, Java. Dear Mr. Warfield:—” Romance always clicked from them whenever she wrote the Samarang agent. It also moved in the other direction, tingling up through her fingertips to spread like the glow of wine in her veins.
IF RUGBY stole the spotlight in the West last season, this fall it has had the whole battery of floodlights turned upon it. The Coast Big Four enjoyed a good season. In the Western Intercollegiate, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds soared over the Rockies to snatch the college championship from the University of Alberta and the University of Saskatchewan.
THIS IS the fifth consecutive year that Maclean's Magazine has invited me to sponsor an Eastern Canadian rugby football all-star team. While I greatly appreciate the personal honor, I am also deeply indebted for this annual opportunity to promote interest in the sturdy game of rugby.
A moving story of the old, old conflict between Youth and Age—To Luke Mathews the land came first but his grandsons yearned for other worlds
LUKE MATHEWS, coming home from town in the old car, drove to the top of the hill that overlooked his 300-acre farm, drew to the side of the road and cut off the motor. As he did so, the sound of his three grandsons munching hard candy in the back seat came to him with sudden distinctness.
Shooting the largest elephant on record was all part of the day's work to Harry Snyder but he will admit that his fight with the hippo was something to remember
WHILE in the North West Territories this summer writing colorful accounts of treasure hunting in the Yellowknife, a roving newspaperman received a radio message asking him to check the report that an "expedition headed by explorer named Snyder has discovered unknown range mountains, huge ice field, in Canadian Arctic.”
Can city unemployed be reestablished on the land? After six years of battling virgin bush the settlers of Montbeillard are divided on the answer
SIDNEY M. KATZ
ONE DAY last May, when the proprietor of Montbeillard's only store looked out the doorway and saw a group of fifteen or twenty men marching down the gravel road toward his premises, he knew trouble was brewing. It was the worst possible time of the year for the back-to-the-land settlers; the fields would not yield crops for many weeks to come, and the Government had discontinued winter relief work.
Mrs. Cornelius Rafferty didn't go in for bopping referees but what she did to the Pirates was startling enough
HAVE YOU see that lady bop that referee?” asked my friend, Onésime Cleophas Doucet. 'I have seen it.” I told him moodily, massaging my left foot. "Have you seen Johnny Beeston any place around this dump?” "No. Him I do not see for two, maybe free weeks,” said Onésime Cleophas; "but when I see that lady bop that referee, she remind me of that time when I was playing defense and captain also for those Cosmos Creek Indians.
SO MANY momentous happenings have been packed into the last twelve months that one important anniversary—especially important to Canadians—seems to have been forgotten, or at least, neglected. This year, 1938, marks the Diamond Jubilee of the time-measurement system the world knows as Standard Time.
Women want glamour— so the silk hosiery industry prospers, be the times good or bad
DURING 1938, something like $19,000,000 will have been spent on stockings by Canadian women. The ladies may skimp on other items of apparel and on the midday meal, occasionally decide to pass up the hairdresser or the box office of their favorite theatre, hut they continue blithely to sheathe their lovely legs in the most svelte and fashionable manner they can afford or can’t.
If you have received notice that your subscription period is nearly completed, this is to remind you of the necessity of sending in your renewal order at once. With literally thousands of new buyers and new subscribers for Maclean's every month, even our constantly - increased press - run seldom leaves us with any copies for subscribers who have neglected to renew.
Suez SUEZ” is a remarkable piece of historical production, with, however, considerably more emphasis on production than on history. Darryl Zanuck lias set himself here to give us screen entertainment rather than blackboard exercise; and on that basis movie-goers will get everything they paid for.
Old Stuff The stories we had to read at the back of the barn as kids now come in on the radio. Niagara Falls Review. Cut This Out —A solicitor says that a person who borrows an article and does not return it is a potential criminal and has a lack of common decency that would make an ignorant savage shudder.
WE ENJOYED hearing about the young man of Orangeville. Ontario, who found himself all tangled up in a Quiz contest during a social doings at St. Mark’s Church there. You know the sort of thing. Some smart fellow who has looked up the right answers in the encyclopedia beforehand asks a lot of tricky questions.