YOU can help to beat Hitler by buying War Savings Certificates H. R. MACMILLAN, chairman of Canada’s War Requirements Board, told the Canadian Club in Toronto that: Canadians have not yet accepted the principle that this is a war to the death and that great personal sacrifices must be made by each individual before victory can be achieved.
AS WE frequently explain, a magazine has to be assembled some time ahead of publication date. Therefore, the editor must make his New Year Resolutions long before other people make theirs. Usually, when we are running on schedule, by the time other people have decided on what might be their first New Year Resolution, we have not only shaped up all our New Year Resolutions, but we have had plenty of leeway in which to break them.
The strangely moving tale of an ancient mystery which makes every ship’s launching a starkly dramatic rite THE BANDMASTER cursed the rain again under his breath, shuffled his sodden music shees, and rapped sharply on his stand as the flag raped locomotive of the special train came into view.
WITH Parliament Hill silent, and Christmas over, Ottawa is getting ready for its Sirois Report conference. It is getting ready with some doubt, not a little trepidation. Ottawa, somehow, has become chastened, a bit humble. The old ring of confidence, of complacency has gone out of the speeches of ministers.
"For my part I find our prospects in this war better than I would have believed possible last June"— Reed
BY THE end of 1941, or early in 1942, the British forces should be the master of Germany in the air. That, in my view, should be a decisive thing in this war; when we have achieved it, the speed with which we reach victory will depend on nobody but ourselves and our own skill.
THE MAIN street of Saint Pierre is the Quai de la Roncière. One side is the harbor. The other is a row of stiff buildings unmistakably Breton, and above them the bleakest granite hills south of the Labrador. On November 13 last, pasted on a shop window in that street appeared a large proclamation in French crying, “ Habitants du Territoire! For some time there have been circulating in Saint Pierre the most extraordinary and tendentious rumors . . . Reply as I shall indicate below.”
The story of a girl who had to make a choice between her family and a man her family could not abide
THEY didn’t like him. From the moment he walked through the door, Cam could tell that they didn’t like him. She took hold of his hand so that he wouldn’t feel shy, though there wasn’t much danger of that, he being the most self-possessed young man she had ever known; and she turned to her family and cried, “Well—meet the one and only!’’ Too fast and too flippantly, because she was so nervous.
A concise chronological record of the breakdown of the peace and the course of the war
1933 Jan. 30—Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. Oct. 14—Germany announces withdrawal from Disarmament Conference and League of Nations. 1934 Jan. 26—Ten-year nonaggression pact between Germany and Poland. July 25—Failure of attempted Nazi coup in Vienna; murder of Dollfuss.
ONDON (By Air Mail. Delayed.)"The melancholy days are here the saddest of the year.” Who wrote those words which we used to singsong at Harbord Street Collegiate Institute, Toronto, in the dear dead days of long ago? Whoever it was, he must have lived in England during that salubrious month.
In which a stage star’s confession throws new light on the death of Minna Lucas
Travelling by cab across New York to attend a house party, LESLIE COLE, woman editor with a prominent book publishing house, and ROBERT BOYER, author of a sensationally successful first novel, are puzzled by the fact of their being invited to the party which is being given by MINNA LUCAS, author of an unpublished novel recently turned down by Leslie Cole.
Director, Chatelaine Institute I CAN think of a dozen reasons for making candy besides that perennial one of liking to have a few homemade sweets on hand. There’s its money-raising value at the church bazaar or club sale, and its moneysaving as a prize in a knitting contest or a quilting bee—when virtue isn’t its own reward.
Two Dollars will be paid for each War Oddity accepted and published In this column. Address contributions to War Oddities, Maclean’s Magazine, 481 University Ave., Toronto. Source of the information must be given.
ALUMINUM is a vital necessity in the building of airplanes. It is extracted from bauxite, and bauxite is found mostly in Southern France, now under Nazi domination; and that is why the women of Britain are turning in their aluminum pots and kettles.
Too Bad—Yes, the day of opportunity is gone. A shoestring and a war no longer makes one a millionaire.—Victoria Times. Western Wail—Not all the obsolete destroyers are on the high seas. Some of them tour Alberta roads. — Calgary Herald. Believe it or Else!—You can’t fool all the people all the time, a politician states. But you can if you have a good Gestapo behind you.—Calgary Albertan.
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