THE PHRASE “It’s like looki for a needle in a haystac doesn’t mean anything to us. N after what has happened. You may recall that in our June issue, in this column, we told how Scottish soldier boy, having seen copy of Maclean’s, had written us fro his station in England asking if w could locate his Edinburgh lassie wh had gone to Canada.
ONLY 150 years have passed since Quebec was divided into Upper and Lower Canada. Only ninety years ago it took ten days for a letter to go from Toronto to Halifax. Fewer than eighty years ago Canadians could reach the Red River Settlement, nucleus of Manitoba, only by travelling through the United States.
JANET MANLY dismounted behind the old Blake place and the elderly groom came from the stables and took the reins. “You will want Chief for the field in the morning, my lady?” “Yes, the redcoats get breakfast and stirrup cups at Langdons. The hounds are now baying with a swell British accent.”
More is going on here than we have begun to imagine, says this observer. Deep down in the body of the nation the whole pattern of our lives is being re-made
LATELY I have been taking a look at Canada. I have been talking to lobster fishermen down on the Bay of Fundy, and boat builders as they hammered calking into stout new hulls, and to retired sea dogs out of sailing ships, in weird little inns that were taken straight out of “Treasure Island,” were full of ghosts and shook all night in the wind.
How Nazi plans for Greenland base were blocked by joint CanadianU. S. Action
STRANGE problem in the seething world conflict is Greenland, the Danish island colony that, following the Nazi occupation of Denmark, found itself an orphan on the doorstep of the Western Hemisphere. The island’s welfare has now become the joint concern of Canada and the United States, and U.S. naval craft patrol its waters.
Despite the increase in gun range, the speeding up of aircraft, the Straits of Dover still are— as they have been for nine centuries —an insuperable obstacle to the invaders — Reed
A S I WRITE, we in this Island are approaching the first anniversary of our darkest hours—those hours, last summer, when France collapsed and Britain, direly unready, stood face to face with the greatest danger in its history. At that time, a year ago, salvation seemed almost beyond hope, so mighty was the enemy and so unprepared were we.
Crossing a bridge from life to death, they missed their destination by the swing of Craig Winant’s axe
IT WAS dark and clammy cold that morning in the hut on Ptarmigan Pass. Craig Winant clasped both hands around the hot mug of coffee, but even so they shook a little. It wasn’t only the cold. He felt shivery inside, the way he always felt at that pre-dawn hour before a big climb.
LONDON, June ll. Last night in Parliament I put forward a plan for Prime Minister Churchill, Premier Jan Smuts of South Africa, Premier Robert Menzies of Australia and Lieut.-General A. G. L. McNaughton of Canada to comprise a supreme directorate for war strategy.
"You ask what is my policy? It is to wage war by sea, land and air with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us"— Churchill
NEWS summary, October, 1922: Colonial Secretary Churchill in first class political sensation! Crisis develops through: wide post-war discontent in country; industrial, financial, business muddle; working-class restive, disgruntled; middle-class tired, disheartened; the wealthy burdened by fifteen-shillings-in-thepound insurance tax—“insurance against Bolshevism.”
In his air-force blue this huntsman had "gone far away" — but they heard "his voice in the morning"
HELEN NORSWORTHY SANGSTER
RIGHT from the first, as soon as she knew that two English children were coming to stay with George and Madeleine, Mrs. Martin was afraid it wouldn't work. “You take two children,” she said to Mr. Martin, “bring them out to a strange country to stay with people they hardly know; that’s hard enough.
"WHAT foolish prank is this? Scarce half a mile I've trudged since my respite for food and rest, And now with strangely vibrant tones my master bids me halt And, hands a-tremble, lets my traces fall; Swift footsteps lead me to the wagon's wheel Where, nosebag on the ground, I'm tethered fast.
There's brisk competition for conventions. They mean big money. Toronto is among the top ten convention cities of North America
IF YOU live in one of Canada’s larger cities there will be numerous occasions this summer when you are suddenly made aware of the presence of a considerable number of strangers within your gates. Men and women will throng your streets, gazing—with the widely eager eyes of the sight-seer who sees unfamiliar sights—at your public buildings, your store windows, your theatre fronts, your museums, your art galleries, your parks, your monuments, and you.
2. A type of British fighter-plane. 8. Molten rock from a volcano. 9. Let fall. 10. Docked; cut back by lopping off the branches. 11. What housewife ever fussed About a little—! 12. Annoys; wearies. 14. Title of Arab ruler. 16. Cook in an oven.
Flying over Germany a British airman had his machine practically wrecked by shellfire, but he managed to stagger it home to England. It started to come apart, and he bailed out in the dark, and floated to safety in a country garden, landing unhurt.
MOST CANADIANS think of the Hawaiian islands as the place where pineapples, sugar, hula dancers and Hawaiian lullabies originate. But a good deal more than crooning and hay-skirt swishing is going on these days on the Beach at Waikiki. The community of Honolulu, capital of the islands, has been very busy these last few months, organizing relief for Britain.
FENDERS of molded rubber are being used increasingly on trucks and buses in England. They have the advantage of straightening out their own dents after a collision—and collisions are frequent in the nightly blackout. The use of rubber also frees that much more steel for war purposes.
WOMEN who make their own jam are never likely to get in one. They’ll always have a store of good things on hand and no slice of toast need ever go unaccompanied to their tables, no biscuit ever be lonesome and no tart-shell cry in vain for a little co-operation in becoming a delectable dessert.
In the Far East, particularly in India, nothing is hidden from common observation that enters into the material life of the community. In the open booths of the bazaar are to be seen the workers in brass and copper shaping pots and pans, the tailor working on his garments, the jeweller and silversmith at his tiny forge.
Development of Super-Speed Highways Provides New Traffic Problem
WARNING motorists that on four-lane highways usual driving procedure is in some ways reversed, and to “look out for traffic from the rear,” an editorial appearing in Canadian Automotive Trade states: Excessive speed aggravates the injuries or damage resulting from highway accidents when they do happen, but it is open to question whether high speed, in itself, is the cause of as many accidents as it is popularly supposed.
HERE are five of the most important danger signals of cancer. Pain is not listed, since it is usually a late symptom when cure is much more difficult. By paying early heed to the following signs, having prompt physical examination made, the toll of cancer can be effectively reduced:
That Subtle Perfume—In England onions have become so scarce that even romance has been affected. Now the homely girl who is able to eat onions gets more kisses than the beautiful gal who hasn’t got any. This war sure is changing things.—North Bay Nugget.
In the Union we belong to There’s no eight-hour day, No credit for your overtime And seldom extra pay. It’s “Could you spray the roses, dear?” And “Would you trim the hedge, You’d better weed the border too And straighten out the edge. The clothes line is a-drooping low The screen door needs a patch, You ought to paint the window sills And mend that broken latch.
Tidy Freddie—Mother: “You were a tidy boy not to throw your orange peel on the floor of the bus—but where did you put it?” Freddie: “In the pocket of the gentleman sitting next to me.” — Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. Good Reason—The sergeant was asking the recruits why walnut was used for the butt of a rifle.
RAILWAY timetables show the distance between Montreal and Ottawa to be 116.2 miles. The trip on a fast train takes two hours and twenty minutes. But by plane going from Montreal to Ottawa is hardly more of a journey than dropping down to the corner drugstore for a soda.