Christmas THERE is nothing to prove that December 25 is actually the date of Christ’s nativity. An article in the Toronto Globe and Mail tells us that theologians, historians and scholars are agreed on this. Fifteen hundred years ago it was a matter of controversy.
THE PARK BOAT was making heavy weather of it, for Rossignol had not been idly called the worst lake in the province, but the tarpaulin-wrapped figure sitting in the stern did not seem to mind. Leaning his body against the tiller, he eased her off as a rearing wave crest bore down upon him, ducked his head so that his hat brim turned the shower of spray, then, while the stern was still high in the air, shot a quick look ahead and pulled the wallowing boat back on the course.
Extraordinary Yuletide experiences as related by readers of Maclean's
Shipwrecked in Caribbean Sea ON THE morning of the day before Christmas, 1891, my partner, Ben Cartwright, and I had embarked at Ruatan, Spanish Honduras, Central America, on a tubby Carib dory carrying one sail and a jib, to cross the eighty-odd miles of the Caribbean Sea.
IT SEEMS to me that there comes a moment every now and then when it is the duty of a writer to let the other fellow have his say. And it strikes me that this is such a moment. For the last three years I have been writing these fortnightly Letters for Maclean's, with the result that there is hardly a town or village in Canada where someone has not written to me during that time in kindly and encouraging words. To me this correspondence has been a great joy, and as far as it has been humanly possible I have tried to acknowledge every letter without resorting to a mere perfunctory formula.
EVER SINCE the amazing thing happened, Rufus had gone over it again and again in his mind. It began yesterday morning with a telephone call, He lifted the receiver and automatically poised his pencil over the pad, thinking it was another order for holly it was only November but already the orders were coming in but instead it was Kirby Dawes, whom he hadn’t seen since college days, booming in his ear.
In which Squeaky learns about life from the boy whose Mom "looked awful hungry"
THE SLED was low and small, and it stuck here and there on the gravel patches that the snow had relinquished. Philip trudged along slowly, on his way to the field at the bottom of the garden, past the stables. There was a slope there, of sorts. Once he looked over his shoulder at the sled, trying to believe in the glamour of its newness, but there was no one to show it to.
He may use baled hay, straw, wire fence, grain car doors, but when a Saskatchewan curler wants a rink, by crackey, he gets a rink
FRED W. GRAHAM
EVERY curler is an enthusiast. Many are downright fanatics about the game; even so, there are degrees of curling enthusiasm. On the showing of the past half dozen winters, it is doubtful if there is any place in the wide world, including Scotland, so completely, utterly, absolutely possessed of curling enthusiasm as Saskatchewan, especially the sorely tried drought areas of Saskatchewan.
In imperishable bronze and stone "The Great Response" depicts Canada's answer to the call to service in The Great War
COMPLETED only a few weeks ago, Canada’s national memorial to those who served in The Great War of 1914-1918 now occupies a commanding position on Ottawa’s central plaza. The memorial is not a cenotaph, not a monument to the dead, but a symbolical picture carved in bronze and granite of “The Great Response” of the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who answered the call to service overseas.
From the shadows which hold the Gaunt household in thraldom to a nameless fear, Death strikes another terrifying blow
The Story: Near the town of Montfort, John Gaunt, mill owner, lives in a wall-enclosed country home with his beautiful wife, Lisa. Francis O’Neill, an explorer, guest of the Gaunts, wants a secretary to help him write a book. Marcia Stafford is engaged.
“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.
Across 1. Small anchor. 3. A rise in--may help to fill investors’ Christmas stockings. 7. This bird of New Zealand, now extinct, stood twelve feet high. 9. Winged insect with a loud shrill call. 10. Sharp to the taste. 12. Not strong. 13. A member of the cat family and a tenth of a cent combine to form a number.
Director, Chatelaine Institute A "BORN" carver is as rare as a hen's tooth. And to make your first effort before a tableful of guests is as drastic training as being thrown into the ocean on the principle that you can swim if you have to. I recommend the study of anatomy to prospective hosts in order to know how the Christmas turkey is put together and— more important— how it can be gracefully taken apart.
The Young in Heart THIS IS undoubtedly one of the nicest sentimental comedies of the year, with a cast of characters who are all either delightfully wicked or delightfully good. The Carletons— Colonel Carleton (Roland Young), Marmy (Billie Burke), Rick (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr ).
In Fewer Words An Apple a DayApples are recommended as a cure for obesity. Adam, we recall, had a pretty thin time after eating one.—The Humorist. Wit-Men Of a well-known American comedian it is said that wherever he goes lie is accompanied by men thinking out jokes for his new shows.
The “Louisiana Purchase” is considered the most wanton sacrifice ever made by France or any other nation, and the most astonishing bargain ever made by the United States. For Louisiana, France received the beggarly sum of about twenty"seven million francs, about four cents an acre.
ONE of our hawk-eyed Ottawa scouts was strolling along the footpath skirting the Rideau Canal a short time ago, when his startled gaze fell upon a determined-looking party who was purposefully walking the path in front. The man was utterly and completely alone, nevertheless he was wearing, slung across his shoulders, a hand-lettered sign bearing the Informative legend, “Just Married.”