ESTABLISHMENT of an Import Division by Canada’s Department of Trade demonstrates that in tackling our toughest postwar problem the Government has been more realistic than the common approach. In public discussions about the future a lot has been written and said about the necessity of maintaining our export trade, but there has been more emphasis on the word export than on the word trade.
IN THIS number Maclean’s presents its fourth political quiz, with Rt. Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King, as leader of the Liberal Party, answering 33 questions regarding “What the Liberals Stand For,” submitted to him by Blair Fraser, our Ottawa Editor.
Fascism in the Americas! . . . While our soldiers fight Hitler overseas, Hitler’s imitators have scuppered democracy right in our own hemisphere
THIS morning you read your paper on the way down to the office . . . the paper of your choice . . . for or against, powerful or mild . . . but edited and bought freely. Last night you probably went to see a film . . . the picture you wanted to see . . . without benefit of political censor’s shears.
Montreal’s Fridolin writes his own revue, backs it, produces it, stars in it . . . and nets $50,000 in a nine-week season
EVERY NOW and then an insignificant little man — a certain M. Gratien Gélinas of Montreal, whose name means nothing in New York— turns up at the stage door of one of the Broadway theatres, pen and book in hand, waiting for the autograph of a star.
The story of Eddie and Maureen . . . of how they discovered that a hockey team without a spark plug is like a violin without a bow
DANNY was a big man with large gentle hands. He spread his fingers wide in an expressive gesture. His half-smile was a little grim. When he spoke he brought the words out softly and slowly, so that somehow you remembered them for a long time. “A spark plug could be anybody, Snips.
(1) Question—What does your Government plan to do about providing jobs for Canadians after the war? Answer—Every Canadian, soldier and civilian, wants a job and the opportunity to lead a useful life after the war. The postwar policies of the Liberal Government are aimed at achieving the highest possible employment, production and standard of living.
WHEN Parliament is in session Mackenzie King’s Cabinet generally meets at noon. One day last summer, when its members hadn’t had a proper noonday meal for months, they miraculously cleaned up the agenda at ten to one. Ministerial mouths were watering at the thought of something better than a three o’clock sandwich.
Over 40,000 Canadians have found an ideal antidote for war strain, overwork, and income tax blues...Prescription: CURLING
ON A bitter night in the 1820’s, Fergus MacDonald banged thunderously at the door of his nearest neighbor in the Huron Land Tract wilderness. Cradled in his arms was a pair of headsized hardwood knots, smoothed till they glimmered in the firelight., and made even heavier by musket-ball lead poured into their augered tops.
In the Ardennes offensive Germany gambled 20 divisions for six months' time— and lost. Now the dice are in Allied hands — Shapiro
L. S. B. SHAPIRO
WESTERN FRONT (By Cable)—Some of us with the Allied Armies in western Europe are worried about the home front—more concerned indeed about the home front than we are about the fighting front. According to what we hear on the radio and read in publications sent to us, the emotions of people back home are disturbingly volatile, there is evidence of nervous disorder.
WHEN this letter appears in Maclean’s the year 1945 will have been launched on its career with all the high hopes that, spring from the incorrigible optimism of human nature. It is well that we cannot see the distant scene and are content to follow the kindly light of faith one step at a time.
CANADIAN sailors will fight with the British in the Pacific, but not, in the Indian Ocean. This was decided recently by the Canadian War Cabinet, according to well-authenticated reports here. Gossip says the British had asked for Canadian ships and men to fight, under British command, in the operations off India and Burma.
THE TURN of the year found Washington officialdom gloomier than in many months. The December reverse on the Western Front and the sharp outbreak of bickering among the major Allies overcast the convening of the new Congress and the preparations for President Roosevelt’s fourth term.
A tender and moving story of a woman who felt she wasn't wanted...but found happiness in being needed
MRS. DARCY, for the first time, felt all of her 70 years rest heavily on her. Here she was still at the Hotel Highland, coming down to breakfast, lunch and dinner, the dining room all changed by the new faces in it, brisk young faces and brisk young manners.
TELL ME,” said my friend the Editor, after we had spoken of Canada for a while, “why did you stay in this country?” It was a simple question, asked in a spirit of courteous enquiry. I answered without hesitation: “Because I liked it, I suppose.”
Our airmen’s flying stunned the Nazis . . . Two broken test tubes, a mouse and Dr. Franks' ingenuity helped us to achieve air superiority
F/L W. A. SHIELDS
WHEN the Allies landed at Oran, French North Africa, in the great amphibious operation of 1942 that marked “the end of the beginning,” the skies were filled with planes. Allied fighters were there in swarms, but they were carrierbased. The land-based Luftwaffe, though heavily outnumbered, must have thought for a while it had a fairly equal chance.
Raisin Orange Tarts—2 cupfuls of seeded raisins, 1¼ cupfuls of boiling water, 2 tablespoonfuls of cracker crumbs, ½ cupful of sugar, brown or white, grated rind and juice of 1 orange, grated rind and juice of 1 lemon, 1 egg beaten. Wash the raisins and cook in the boiling water for 5 minutes.
Mum’s the Word—No one counts his blessings these days. It is too apt to attract the attention of Mr. Ilsley’s department.—North Bay Nugget. And You Stand First—Streetcars are like Parliament. If you want to get a seat you have to run for it.—Sudbury Star.
TWICE daily, for periods of about 40 minutes, we are paying guests of the Toronto Transportation Commission. Over the years we have so thoroughly memorized our route that it no longer holds our interest, and lately we have whittled away the riding time by reading the streetcar advertisements.