AT THE time of writing, in Parliament and press a lively discussion of criticism in wartime is proceeding. It started when Hon. C. D. Howe accused The Financial Post of being No. 1 Saboteur in Canada. Mr. Howe’s own admissions, as reported by Hansard, show that in all main essentials The Financial Post's revelations concerning bottlenecks in aircraft production were correct.
THE other day we crawled back to the office after a battle with ’flu. We weren’t feeling very brisk anyhow, and a mixture of snow and sleet didn’t cheer us up one bit. The first letter we picked up was from a Vancouver reader who expressed the blunt opinion that as an editor we were pretty much of a washout because of our failure to call the attention of the Canadian people to the fact that in Vancouver crocuses, rhododendrons and camellias were in bloom the first week of February.
Privately the army admitted that H. Oldfield Wilkin, ex-London wholesaler, might be "slightly nuts," but that was before Mr. Wilkin demonstrated how and why an Englishman fights
St. George he was for England, And right gallantly set free The lady left for dragon’s meat And tied up to a tree; But since he stood for England And all that England means, Unless you give him bacon You mustn’t give him beans. —G. K. C., with alteration by H. 0. W. AS HE stepped into the open from that famous eating-house hard by Saint Paul’s Cathedral, there was a rather bitter expression on the normally serious if cherubic face of Mr. H Oldfield Wilkin.
THE NARRATIVE of the Western Ocean Convoy when it can be regarded and written whole, will be a tremendous saga. Now we can only sense it building, steal fragmentary glimpses of its parts. Here in Eastern Canada the great saga-making voyages have their silent beginnings.
A HARD-BITTEN veteran, whose youthful appearanee belies his fifteen years in professional hockey, has been unanimously selected by the managers of the seven National Hockey League teams as the outstanding player of the season in their annual poll for Maclean's Magazine All-Stars.
Cornerstone of Empire in the Far East, Singapore stands ready to meet any enemy challenge from the Pacific
LONDON apart, Singapore is the most important spot in the British Empire today. Gibraltar and the Suez Canal even might be lost, and the Empire’s life-blood could still flow freely. Singapore lost to Japan, with the British fleet tied up in Europe, and the tremendous Empire routes through the Indian Ocean could be cut to ribbons.
An altogether charming story of the sorrows and horrors of clarinet tooting and the trials and triumphs of adolescent love
FREDERIC F. VAN de WATER
MRS. HENRY HODGES flinched as she opened her son’s bedroom door and the unpent tumult rolled over her to fill the dwelling. In the living room below, Eunice Maxwell and Stephen Ware gasped and momentarily suspended their dispute. The uproar invaded the chamber where Henry Hodges lay late abed.
WHY CAN’T Germany and Britain divide the rest of the world between them? These are the two great races, obviously destined to dominate the whole world. Britain has Africa and much other territory. Let us have South America. That continent has the metals, the foodstuffs, the raw materials, the living room that Germany needs and must have ...” The speaker was a former German officer.
A MONG the Canadian letters that arrived recently, there was one from a lady in Nova Scotia stating that although she listened to and read everything about what was happening in London, she still could not grasp what life was like here. Could I not write a letter for Maclean's and really say how we got on, as Arnold Bennett once described it, “by existing on twenty-four hours a day.”
Another thrilling instalment of the adventures of a British secret agent on the trail of Nazi Germany's most closely guarded war secret
In the first days of the fast moving invasion of Poland by the Nazis LAWRENCE FENTON, young Britisher, with his wife, STELLA FENTON, is visiting her Polish uncle, an elderly man living alone in a fine old home on the slope of a valley. When Nazi tanks appear in the valley and the old man refuses to leave his fireside, Fenton first burns a paper in his possession, then bundles his wife in a roadster and forces her to escape, himself staying.
The notification from Maclean’s Magazine of the approaching expiration of your subscription is sent out well in advance. This is so that there will be no need of your being disappointed by the missing of a single issue. The demand for copies to fill new orders is so great that, despite our constantly increased press-run, we seldom have any copies left for mailing to subscribers who are even one issue in arrears.
COME to supper on Sunday,” is an invitation that your friends are pretty sure to accept. Everyone can count on a good meal without fuss or feathers, and a hostess who for once has time to enjoy the conversation. Simple refreshments are in order and can be served in pass-around, sit-down or serve-vourself style.
Not So Easy-—Our estimate of woman’s intelligence increases when we glance at the instructions for knitting socks.—Brandon Sun. Screwballs—Organization known as “Screwballs of America” has been incorporated for people who “do something a little off-centre.”
WHEN THE Lanigan, Sask., branch of the Canadian Red Cross makes up its mind to put on a party it puts on a party, permitting no obstacle, however bizarre, to swerve it from its determined course. A week or so back the Lanigan Red Cross planned a benefit bridge to be held in the commodious secondfloor room of the Town Hall.