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July 20 1957
Mailbag

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July 20 1957

Mailbag

We won't hide it —our face IS red A vote against “charming, superior" Toronto Did Britain's wrong make Egypt right?

In your editorial, The Election and Democracy (June 22), you quote H. L. Mencken that democracy is nothing but a trap for boobs. When it comes to boobs you’re the biggest of 1957! So we weren’t excited about this election! We certainly became excited when we read that we had “once more elected one of the most powerful governments”

. . . Good old democracy has a few surprises even for the expert prognosticators.-(MRS.) ANITA MCWILLIAMS, ST.

ALBERT, ALIA.

* An ear to the ground and an eye fogged by Mencken are sure to produce a rhubarb . . . -R. M. ALDIS, GODERICH,

ONT.

* . . . Your editorial pratfall . . . shouldn’t be allowed to conceal the fact that your editorial expressed much the same sentiments on the supremacy of parliament that won the election for the Conservatives . . .—w. G. BRUCE TRENCH,

TORONTO.

** How glad we are that it can never be said of Maclean’s what Disraeli once said of Gladstone, “He has not a single redeeming defect." Don’t be too apologetic! . . . Every man’s enemies rejoice when he stubs his toe, but the millions of Maclean’s friends feel differently . . .-NINA BARKER, TORONTO.

^ Many times I have felt your articles were a product of your imagination and

your conclusions were out of whole cloth. . . . Your editorial confirms it

. . .—C. OSTROM, ALEXANDRIA, ONT.

* . . . Your face deserves to be as red as it must be! . . .-MRS. MYRTLE

BERGREN, LAKE COWICHAN, B.C.

r' . . . This must be the squarest egg Maclean’s has ever LAID.-EDNA CLARKE,

OLDS, ALTA.

* Far from upbraiding you, I wish to congratulate you on a timely warning to the Canadian electorate. It was by a narrow margin that electorate missed returning the wrong PARTY.-MRS. V. U.

KNUTSON, TORONTO.

Your readers deserve more RESPECT!-A. C. GREEN, WINNIPEG.

* . . . Please accept my sympathy on your fallen ARCHES.-G. B. KEY, VICTORIA.

w . . . We enjoy Maclean’s right or wrong.—ELSIE M. MaeCLEAVE, PENTICTON, B.C.

. Idiot . . .—HAROLD E. SCHELDT, VANCOUVER,

* What the heck! I’d have lost my shirt too if it hadn't been at the laundry.—V. STEEVES, ROTHESAY, N.B.

w . . . Unforgivable . . .—w. G. SHARPE,

POINTE CLAIRE, QUE.

v For penance you shall write the following once a day until the next election:

Pieces are written by a fool like me, But only God can the future see.

—ANTHONY TRABOULSEE, GLACE BAY, N.S.

Who’s twisting history?

The Dangerous Habit of Twisting History (June 22) applies to teachers as

well as to newspapers. Judging from what A. B. Hodgetts writes about the modern history of Egypt, he has been teaching history badly. In his eagerness to indict Britain for not keeping pledges to evacuate Egypt, he omits to mention the corruption, maladministration, nepotism, the financial collapses that followed endless Egyptian extravagances ... A. C. CUMMINGS, DUNCAN, B.C.

Is Toronto “superior,” “charming”?

To quote from Beverley Baxter’s London Letter (June 8): “The superiority of Toronto is part of its compelling charm.” Ye gods! Most people outside Toronto would challenge both its “superiority” and its “CHARM.”-IL R.

THEAKSTON, HALIFAX.

No minnows for west coast

Your Preview (May 25) refers to packaged minnows. The B.C. Federation of Fish and Game Clubs hastens to warn your readers that severe penalties are imposed under the B.C. Game Act for the introduction or possession of live fish or fish eggs . . . We consider Pacific

salmon and rainbow trout the only sport fish worthy of the angler and our B.C. Game Commission spends thousands poisoning coarse fish in lakes and streams. Because they multiply rapidly and compete with trout for food, a few coarse fish can spoil a w'hole chain of lakes in a short time . . . Leave the minnows at home, PLEASE.-ROLAND W. JOHNSON, B.C. FEDERATION OF FISH AND GAME CLUBS, VANCOUVER. ★