National Service BECAUSE Maclean's attacked the Bren gun contract and the business methods of the Department of Defense, a few critics have professed a belief that our object was to obstruct Canada’s armament program. We have even been called unpatriotic.
THE SUN would rise in a minute now. She and a boy named Potty Welsh—Potty did not matter in the least—were walking home across the Gardens to her studio apartment on the Hill. They had danced till an hour ago, then stopped at Jane Cabot’s for an apple and a glass of sauterne; and Robin felt light and ethereal and immensely well and happy.
Anything can happen in big-time hockey playdowns — Often as not, the last man wins
H. H. ROXBOROUGH
IF YOU were asked to select the best hockey team in the world, what team would you choose? Would you look over the clubs in the National Hockey League and nominate the one in sixth place? Would you name a team that had won only eleven games in forty-eight played, that had scored fewer goals than any other, that ranked seventh defensively, and was coached by a former referee who had never played hockey and was tutoring his first professional team? Not likely.
A quick sketch of the creator of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Dopey and sundry other heroes, with sidelights on his dreams for the future
ONE OF Hollywood’s favorite success stories has to do with the rise of a modest young genius possessed of a quaint wit. His name is Walt Disney, whose creation of Mickey Mouse and a host of other beloved characters has established him as occupant of the top rung in his chosen profession.
Fiona was looking for glamour, but what she found was infinitely more worth while
IN THE bosoms of many married women who have borne no children, the desire for romance shows a tendency to flourish rather than to wither. The same may not be said of husbands, for the rapidity with which they abandon the search for glamour and devote their energies to the more practical if less enchanting pursuit of increasing their banking accounts, or reducing their handicaps at golf, is one of the tragedies wives are compelled to endure.
CANADA enjoys a Christian civilization. For this reason, euthanasia the permitting of "mercy deaths," as the term is popularly understood stands little chance of being legalized, for several decades at least. Painless death, il deliberately inflicted, even upon sufferers from painful and incurable diseases, is abhorrent to our Christian consciences.
STRANGE THINGS are taking place over here in politics. Like most important developments in Britain, they just happen. They are duly dealt with, and it is not until after it all is over that the country realizes that a minor revolution has been accomplished.
Pity poor Peter, the lovelorn sailor, on a night like this ! Still, where there’s a wave, there’s a way
HOPTOAD,” said young Peter Champlin, “I’m sunk. I've got about as much chance of getting her now as as you have.” The hoptoad, an outsize in hoptoads, and a feature of Bermuda not mentioned in the colorful folders which lure visitors to that coral strand, looked at him with loathing, apparently decided against him, and hopped ponderously and squashily away.
IN ITS January 1 issue, Maclean's published an article by M. Grattan O’Leary entitled, “What’s Wrong With Parliament?” Among the opinions expressed by Mr. O’Leary were these: That most members are pitchforked into Parliament without training, often without elementary knowledge of the background of government.
I HOPE,” said the girl with a little laugh as Hicks ushered her into the living room, “I’ve come to the right place.” “So do I,” Kent Power replied—for she satisfied. She was tall and moved serenely; she had lovely eyes that saw through you without annoying you about it; she had a figure with just the ripeness of September apples—and the sort of skirts around which children could cling.
Millions rolling in, towns growing up, civic debt going down—Why wouldn't the Tobacco Belt sing?
TOBACCO MEN call it the New Belt, or, more fancifully, New Virginia. Most of its prolific acreage lies within the boundaries of the county of Norfolk, Ontario, but it spills over into the adjoining territories of Oxford, Elgin and Brant. Its southern limit is approximately the centre section of Ontario's Lake Erie shore line.
Hitler's Canal Completion of Rhine-Danube Canal Will Further German Domination of the Balkans HOW HITLER is planning to bring the states of Southeast Europe within the sphere of German domination is told in the British publication, Parade, after having been translated from the French publication, Clarté.
Across 3. Jack--is hard at work all winter. 9. American reindeer. 10. Frugal and industrious. 11. Large stream of water. 12. Alien. 14. You must hang on, if you ride this kind of horse. 16. The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp. 17. Go with speed. Haste.
DR. JOHN BLANK used to get a real thrill out of winter, but he doesn’t any more. It is this way. He used to look forward with keen pleasure to the curling season. In his hours of relaxation, he was to be found enjoying good health and good fellowship as he took part in the ancient Scottish game.
Herbs are the oldest form of medicine. The word “drug” is derived from an Anglo-Saxon word, “dregon,” meaning “to dry,” in reference to dried herbs—the first drugs. Centuries later the Arabians made medicinal herbs more palatable by concocting them into various forms of syrups.
Small Apple Trees FOR apple-growers who are tired of climbing up forty feet to pick their choice fruit, nurserymen are producing from dwarf rootstock trees that mature at a height of about ten feet, and can be planted fifteen feet apart as compared with thirty-five feet for ordinary trees.
I WAS quite worried the other day when my boy of twelve came home and announced that he had made twenty-two per cent in an intelligence test. Upon discussing the matter that evening with the bishop, whose daughter is in the same grade as my son, he informed me that there were many kinds of tests in use.
HOW Colonel Drew came to write for Maclean’s Magazine the article regarding the Bren gun contract which led to an investigation by the Davis Commission, is the subject of a recent editorial in the Ottawa Journal which reads as follows: It was Josh Billings who said that the trouble with the world was not that people didn’t know things, but that they knew so many things that weren’t so.
It is our policy to notify all subscribers well In advance of the expiration of their subscriptions. The ever-increasing demand for Maclean’s means that most issues are practically sold out before the printing Is completed; and that copies are seldom available for mailing to subscribers who are even one Issue in arrears.
Triplet Calves THE only known triplet calves in Canada are owned by William Brydges, of Morris Township, near Wingham, Ontario. Their mother was a cow of common Durham stock, twelve years old. At birth their weight was forty-five pounds each, but at the age of seven months—in the early fall of 1938—their average weight was over 500 pounds.
Otherwise Worthless Land Planted to Trees Will in Time Eliminate Taxes
EVERY TOWN ought to have its own town forest, mostly as a source of revenue but also as a place for recreation, according to an article by William Seabrook, printed in Events and reprinted by the Reader’s Digest. The article states: When the children of Russell, Mass., grow up, they will live in their town tax free.
Choosing the right biscuit demands as much care as the making of it
HELEN G. CAMPBELL
FROM commercial kitchens comes a vast array of biscuits, ranging from plain wafers to fancy confections, and having almost as many and varied puntoses in the menu. Here is one branch of cooking initiated and carried on by mere man, and for which we give credit where credit is due.
In the note explaining the composition of the committee that picked the Western Rugby All-Stars, W. G. Hardy inadvertently made an error in listing Ralph Allen and Bob Mamini as the sports editors of the Winnipeg Tribune and Calgary Herald respectively.
Limited Language—It is a fine thing to be a gentleman, but it is an awful handicap in a good argument.—Huron Expositor. So That’s the Reason!—Why the bagpipe player always walks briskly as he plays is now explained by one of them. A moving target is always harder to hit.
PRIDE IN the traditional resourcefulness of the Canadian West is strong in the city of Edmonton, which is why the boys on the editorial staff of the Edmonton Journal are being pretty arrogant these days about the performance of a subscriber who wished to have the newspaper print a piece about his sister’s wedding.