CANADIANS can be justifiably proud of the sixty per cent oversubscription of the Dominion’s $200,000,000 War Loan. The Minister of Finance and the committee which aided in organizing the loan did a big job well. The Government have a right to be pleased with the result.
PART of the nation’s money saved by the elimination of unnecessary or wasteful expenditures might be invested—for it would be an investment—in advertising Canada in the United States. In our last issue we told of the false rumors concerning wartime Canada which have been spread abroad on the other side of the line.
SHORTLY after the outbreak of war last September, the Department of National Defense created the Department of Auxiliary Services. Its job was to supervise and regulate supplementary services necessary for the comfort, health and well-being of the troops.
IN HELPING to further plans for the rehabilitation of the men serving in the present conflict, one should also give a thought to those veterans of the last war who still find difficulty in obtaining regular employment. In Toronto, Vancouver and other cities there are “salvage corps” which by collecting junk and left-overs and selling them to reprocessing plants, provide a livelihood for a number of veterans who would otherwise have tough sledding.
WHEN for the first time a rattling good story comes in from a new writer, we confine our joy to the office and cross our fingers. Because one never can tell. It so often happens that a person has one good story in his or her system, and one only. Having transferred it to paper and sold it to an editor, no time is lost in writing another tale.
A good news reporter should be married to his job; but Tip Holden was married to Betty and — well, Betty had a little plan of her own
THEY WERE waiting for the cab which was to take Betty to hospital when the telephone at the head of the lounge cut loose with a rattlesnake buzz. Tip Holden jumped and swore; he was already in the grip of the jitters that beset a husband in the process of becoming a father for the first time.
What happened the sugar shortage scare? Who broke the wool price rise? To advise, rather than to order, is the policy of Canada's Wartime Prices Board
ASSOCIATED with war, in the minds of the public, are high prices, rationing, even famine. What the present war has brought so far for Canada and what it will bring, breed speculation—and much misinformation. For husbands poring over fuel, clothing and rent bills; for wives buying eggs, meat and vegetables, this war has an interesting development.
LONDON (By cable)—The snow lies deep in my garden. One of the mysteries of the British climate is the way snow appears on the ground without anyone having seen it arrive. It is simply there, like a milk bottle on the step when one opens the door.
Every town has its Mix Perkins — complete with cookie jar and warm, understanding heart
PRISCILLA HOVEY WRIGHT
<p>IT WAS so inconsistent. When he was afraid to go upstairs without a light, or to go to the dentist or to meet McCarty’s police dog at the corner, they called him a big boy. Sometimes they said, a great big boy. Sometimes they added, eight years old.</p>
THE OUTBREAK of war opened another chapter in the stirring story of the French-Canadian Militia. Tracing their history back some four hundred years to the days when the citizens of New France were first armed against the Iroquois, retaining their original character intact under the English regime, engaged nine times in one hundred and eighty years in the defense of the Union Jack, the tradition of the militia units in French Canada is in many ways unique.
They were husband and wife, yet with little in common, facing together a bleak, uncertain future. Then came common danger —
NOW THAT he and his new bride were at last out on the road, Clay Arnold experienced a sudden letdown, and fears no longer nebulous began to crowd his mind. Outwardly the young ranchman had been as cool, unhurried and unruffled as always this morning.
The story of Wallace Rupert Turn-bull, scientist of the skies — a Canadian who never piloted a plane but who invented the controllablepitch propeller in his own backyard
EACH AFTERNOON, at eighteen minutes past one, the roar of a twin-motored plane shatters the quiet of the tiny village of Rothesay, New Brunswick. The plane is part of the feeder service from Saint John to the Trans-Canada Air Lines terminal at Moncton, forty-five minutes distant, and while the accompanying sound may be a blast to some village ears, to one of Rothesay's inhabitants it is music.
On the Arctic’s rim, among hostile natives, a search ends — and another begins
GAYLE DROPPED back into the soup, and went on gingerly until he saw a hole in the floor, and spiralled down through it, levelling off a hundred feet or so above the rock lips of a gorge. The storm rapidly closed in to force him back up, but the instant’s clear vision he was permitted heartened him.
MACLEAN’S is to be commended for giving publicity to the Alaska Highway scheme—a project calling for an expenditure of a major character. An article in the mid-November issue was read throughout Eastern Canada. This is important, for many Eastern Canadians may well have the idea that this is a Western project and does not concern them.
1. Name borne by Satan before his fall. 5. Old-fashioned purgative drug— a compound of mercury. 9. No skill in steering will— To keep our Lizzie on the trail. 10. Trade fraternity. 11. A town in the Okanagan Valley, B.C. 12. Sacred water lily.
Friesland, of the Netherlands, was the homeland of the English. Frisians speak of butter, bred and grenne cheese. Terms like castle, home and hut were Dutch before they became English. In England, the word home became ham, when united to a name, such as Nottingham.
“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.
ALTHOUGH we call horses thoroughbred, there really are no such animals in the possession of man today. They are all mixtures of various breeds, but they may legally be registered as “thoroughbreds” in many countries if their pedigrees contain five uncontaminated crosses.
A FULL meal by hypodermic needle has become a reality, according to an announcement made by the American Medical Association. The discovery enables a doctor to inject proteins—the “ham, eggs, and milk of menus”—directly into the blood. Heretofore the needle had been confined by doctors to injecting sugars, water and salts.
I resent some of the remarks in your article entitled, “Army Grub, New Style.” This article maligns a group of men who in their own work were as competent as any other group in Canada’s amateur Army, and on the whole did as good a job as any other branch of the service.
PEOPLE partly blinded by eye-nerve disease are able to see clearly with the aid of the teloptic-magnifier, a new type of spectacle lens. With a magnification of 300 per cent for distance vision, the glasses already have returned children from blind institutions to the public schools.
German Opposition to Nazi Regime is Formidable in And Outside the Reich
GERMAN opposition to Hitler is formidable already, and its power is growing daily, according to an anonymous author in World Review who, it is claimed, has inside knowledge. This author states: What are the forces of the German Opposition?
FOR THE first time in our history two directly opposing political philosophies have come into direct armed conflict. In 1914 the allies had a third partner, Autocratic Russia, and neither Serbia nor Montenegro could be considered wholly devoted to democracy as a form of government.
THE usually messy job of removing old wallpaper is simplified by spraying it with water to soften the paste. Very little if any water will drop on the floor, and none of it will run down your arms, especially when wetting the ceiling paper.
Renowned as Patriots in History, They Are Equally Valiant in Present War
THE women of Scotland are standing to their posts for the defense of the realm in the valiant manner of their forebears, according to the Glasgow Herald. Many have enlisted in the Women’s Auxiliary Forces, and many more have enrolled in the vast army of civil defense.
Archbishop of Canterbury Is a Dictator Who Never Misuses His Great Power
BRITAIN, too, has a dictator, according to H. Harvey-Day in Digest of World Reading. He is Britain’s “last autocrat,” and we are told that: His correct title is “Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England and Metropolitan,” and he is the first peer in the kingdom, being next to royal blood and taking precedence over all dukes.
OF ALL the problems which are sent to try busy housekeepers this one of providing delicious, savory dishes for the Lenten season is about the limit. Or so it seems, to judge from our mailbag. Many letters come from those who are quite equal to one Friday in the week, but feel themselves a bit stumped when it comes to the combination of hearty appetites and frequent fast days.
Question—What do you think is the most important point in planning an efficient kitchen? Answer—In good kitchen planning, no one point can be considered of chief importance, as an efficient workshop is a composite of many desirable features.
Training For Authorship — The members of the board of censors will be qualified to write books on incidents of the war of which the people will know nothing. —North Bay Nugget. A Riel Soldier—A grandson of Louis Riel, Canadian rebel, wants to enlist to serve his country in this war.
Qualified—He was relating his adventures to his fiancée. “I had to hack my way through almost impenetrable jungle,” he said. “Chopping, slashing at thick undergrowth and trees.” “Oh, George,” said she, “you’ll be an expert at weeding the garden!”
THIS IS the time of each year when the prevailing state of the weather makes major conversation in thousands of Canadian homes. The robustious youngsters yearn for extravagant snowfalls with zero temperatures following, making for good skiing conditions.