DISCUSSING the home defense training plan and the numerical status of Canada’s full time fighting forces, Defense Minister Ralston, on October 7, stated that “the accent may soon have to be placed on vital production of equipment of all kinds.”
THE Deputy Minister for Air, Mr. James S. Duncan, in a Toronto speech, paid welldeserved tribute to the R.C.A.F. patrols on the east and west coasts. Mr. Duncan said that since the war, 3,000 vessels carrying 17,000,000 tons had left Canada for Britain, and that “not one ship has been lost while under Canadian protection on this side of the ocean.”
IN the mind of every man in Canada’s fighting forces, there is constantly a thought of the home and community he has left. Maintenance of that home and the security of family life is one of the biggest contributions that can be made to the morale and happiness of those in uniform.
MANY long years ago, when we were a newcomer to Montreal, we were walking with a fellow reporter past the tall steel skeleton of a building under construction. Our companion halted and pointed skyward to tiny figures engaged in what seemed to us to be a perilous amount of motion on very thin girders.
A bomb fell in England recently and failed to burst. When opened up, it was found to be full of sand, not explosive, and to contain a note saying: “A present from Czecho-Slovakia. Fill it up and drop it on the Germans.” • The British Admiralty calls for bids, for the sale by auction of twenty gross baby’s rubber pants.
A story of the men who dare death to wrestle with steel, of swift-flaming passion and the Red man’s code which knows only one law
THOMAS H. RADDALL
THEY WERE sitting on the mangled earth of the river bank, looking across the shining stream to the edge of the woods where the steel bones of the new railway bridge came to rest. The reporter had the story of that new bridge in his notebook; the tons of cement, of sand, of aggregate, of steel; the millions of feet of timber, yes, even the gallons of paint that would cover it when the job was done.
A first-hand account of how the Nazis are using commercial pressure, blackmail and political corruption in their sinister invasion of South America
SOUTH of the Rio Grande are twenty-one republican American countries pledged to the ideals of the new world and theoretically opposed to those of the totalitarian regimes of the old. The American republics are great and small, weak and strong, rich and poor, of mixed races and southern Euro pean culture, but they are said to have one thing in common.
Says this writer: We need a plan to win this war and to make that plan work we need an inner War Cabinet
WE HAVE been at war more than one year. Under the pressure of events the Dominion Government has reached the point where thirtythree cents out of every dollar of the national income is taken by Ottawa—either in taxation or by loan. We have a great and growing army.
As a lawyer Steve could settle almost any case, at least to his own satisfaction —but when it came to love it was another story
STEVE LOW slouched his long lean Ixxly back and looked across his heavy desk uneasily. “What’s eating you, Sari? You spread as much sweetness and light as the underside of a coal scow.’’ The slim-waisted girl slumped in the leather chair observed him with dark moody eyes. Her full lower lip brooded, and her attempted smile was a wan affair.
Heavy bombing is now "normal state of affairs" to front-line Londoners
JAMES W. DRAWBELL
THE 9.02 runs as usual. It has not failed to leave this outlying suburb for London on any morning since the bomhardment began. It has not invariably been on time, but it has arrived punctually more often than not. Now and then it has been hours late.
LONDON, October 5. (By cable)ߞThis is Saturday evening. October 5. Darkness has set in and been celebrated as usual by the arrival of German bombers, while our guns are blasting the air as they send their shells bursting into heavy, starless skies.
Comedy on the soccer lot with a lesson in the subtle art of winning a honeymoon
VALLEY CITY, B. Columbia, Monday. Dear Dimpies, Well here I am in Valley City which is a small town filled with big sports all right when they will pay a hundred a month and expenses for a centre sticker. Of course hockey don’t start yet, but I had to be here on account of what is known in amateur sport as the residents rule.
CLOTHING an army is a staggering job. During the first eleven months of war Canada bought 18,000,000 yards of woollen and cotton cloth for her armed forces, enough to stretch from Ottawa to Berlin and back again. Within a few months the forces will need eight miles of puttee cloth, more than 2,000,000 pairs of socks, and 1,000,000 shirts, not to mention 4,500 miles of drill cloth for summer uniforms.
In which an indomitable girl discovers that it takes more than a pot of gold to buy happiness
Patrons of the “Galleon of Panama” café are surprised one night when JUDITH SALTMARSH, a girl of evident refinement, enters the squalid place. Eyebrows are raised still higher when she asks for SLIM DRISCOLL, a well-known adventurer of the South American hinterlands who, having fust lost a small fortune at the gaming tables, is down on his luck.
Here's the lowdown on the showdown about cash for amateur puck carriers
ACYNIC could tell this story in three sentences. 1930"what is an amateur?" 1935-"Why is an amateur?" 1940-"Where is an amateur?" In loose but accurate form that tells almost everything there is to be told about the labored genesis of the Brave New World that will send 25,000 amateur hockey players to the post early next December under the most contradictory set of regulations in the history of organized sport.
1. A waterfowl common on sloughs. 4. A way to address a lady. 7. Exact location. 10. A standard baked food. 11. Material object of worship. 12. One of China’s treaty ports. 14. Gem. 17. An Ontario county. 19. An untruth. 20. Turns from evil ways.
CHOWDER is one of those things that grew from a simple beginning into a specialty, capable of many variations and many delicious flavors. It started as a thick cream soup enriched by fish, sometimes with the help of a few diced potatoes. Now it takes in any or every vegetable that grows, any fish that swims—as well as some that don't—and any seasoning that adds a bit of “dash” to the combination.
Do It Now —“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today ”—for by then there will be a law against it or a higher tax on it.—Fredericton Gleaner. My, Oh My!—What you don’t know won’t hurt you—but what you suspect is mighty disturbing.—Galt Reporter.
Limited View—Guest in Hotel: “Manager, please send me up a full-length mirror.” Maître d’Hôtel: “Why, there is a halflength mirror in every room.” Guest: “That’s just the trouble. Twice already, I’ve gone down to the dining room without my trousers.”—B. C. Holelman.
TWO OF our Western undercover workers have reported on odd circumstances emphasizing the sterling efficiency of (a) the Army Postal Corps, and (b) the civilian post office. On the Pacific Coast a letter was sent to a soldier from a girl friend.
In some parts of South Africa identification of sheep is made by their noseprints. The Veterinary Service stated that no two prints are similar, and sheep retain the print year after year. A jeweller is one of the most important members on an archeological expedition, as jewellery is a clue to the economic conditions of the times and is also connected with religion.