UNLESS Adolf Hitler dives off the deep end, Canada will have an election this fall. In “Backstage at Ottawa,” on page eight of this issue, Maclean's political correspondent declares that the campaign will be a bitter one; that in an election, as in love and war, all is fair, and that we had better prepare for the worst.
Romance,buried treasure, and a murder mystery solved by judicial sympathy and insight
OLD JUDGE MURRAY found the birdman’s body. He was hurrying through the courthouse park that hot summer morning, and when he came around the fountain, there it was, lying in four feet of water. The judge stood in the shadow of the courthouse looking at the body, and the feeling of well-being that had been his, vanished.
TAKE IT from Prime Minister Mackenzie King (he may have changed his mind by August 8 when they banquet him in Toronto), the question of whether Canada is to have an election this fall is in the hands of Adolf Hitler. If the Fuehrer decides to act tough over Danzig, or threatens to act tough over something else or some other place, the election won’t be held.
The tumult and the shouting dies, but memories of the Royal Visit will linger long in the hearts of all Canadians
KENNETH R. WILSON
Mr. Wilson was the MacLean Publishing Company’s staff representative on the pilot train. He covered the Royal Tour from beginning to end. Giving himself time to look at the journey objectively, he records these impressions. WHEN KING GEORGE and Queen Elizabeth entered the front door of Buckingham Palace a few weeks ago.
Presenting a new answer to that old problem -Have you a little martyr in your home?
WHENEVER I think of the two Pennys I see them as they looked that night, the night Cora announced her engagement to Bruce Emory. They stood together on the screened porch, greeting the guests; that is, Cora greeted them and Diana stood dark and indifferent beside her.
British talent and American organization combine to hit a new high in cinema quality
JOHN R. WOOLFENDEN
THE DAY after "Goodbye, Mr. Chips” opened to a twenty-one-gun salute of applause at the Astor Theatre, New York, and the Four Star Theatre, Los Angeles, it was evident that here was the fourth big money-making film success to be produced in England during the past year and a half.
Concerning lone China seas, a shipload of cutthroat coolies mad for gold, and a shipper who found a friend
THE SHIP was pushing steadily through the solid blackness of a night as stifling and oppressive as only a night in the doldrums can be. It was time for me to turn in; but I stood in my pyjamas outside my cabin door and eyed that ovenlike interior with loathing.
When Big Mike Bergen, New York racketeer, falls heir to a block of tennis courts, he appeals in his dilemma to Steve McRuddy, jobless press agent, for guidance. McRuddy takes Big Mike, with his bodyguards and Goldie, his fiancée, to a professional tennis show.
Intimate pen pictures of great authors of the Victorian Era, by a member of a famous writing family
MAUD HOWE ELLIOTT
SOMEBODY asks about the authors I have known. I fish in the ragbag of an old woman’s memory for scraps of literary gossip. From the time I was old enough to be trusted not to interrupt. I was always present when there were distinguished guests at our house.
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THE NAME “Quebec” leads our minds “to romance, to legend, to high adventure: to deeds and dreams.” Heroic memories cluster about thisoldest province of Canada, which was discovered by Jacques Cartier, the Pilot of St. Malo, in 1535. But Cartier did not realize the value of his discovery, and returned to France after two visits to the new land.
THE SCHOLASTIC record of Canada’s private schools is admirable. Pupils from these schools regularly meet with more than average success in university matriculation examinations and other comparable tests. Similarly, the physical development of private school pupils tends to be better than average.
Wasted Effort—Many a man who thinks he is spending his life trying to make the world better, would accomplish more if he would stay at hor. eand cut the weeds. — Femie Free Press. Customs Differ—A bush girl in Borneo doesn’t think much of a suitor until he has brought her a new skull as a token of affection.
FOR SOME reason or other —probably just natural cussedness — we feel a warm glow of fellowship toward the former officer of the Royal Navy, now a resident of Vancouver, who nourishes in his bosom a special and particular dislike for a certain type of self-seeking officeholder.