MY FATHER had no use for saloons or for people that drank in them, so he always stepped me along faster when we came to the British Columbia Logger on our way home from the warehouse. This Saturday night he was hustling me past when the doors banged open and Mister Jackson lurched out to the boardwalk with his face all bloody and his long grey hair flying.By ARTHUR MAYSE
BELINDA jumped off the hay wagon, dragged her suitcase after her, shouted thank you to the driver, and as the horses moved off again looked around her. After last night’s storm the sky was a very deep blue, the sun was bright, the birds were noisy.By DOROTHEA MALM
ONLY ONE capital city in North America has a mayor---that one is Ottawa. Few Canadian cities are without a city hall one of them is Ottawa. Few Canadian cities have had the same mayor for 10 years—that’s Ottawa too. The man who has been 10 successive years mayor of Canada’s capital city is Stanley Lewis, a mayor who looks like a mayor, and a perfect textbook example of the local boy who makes good.By GORDON SINCLAIR
IF YOU'VE ever wondered what lights the stars in a woman's eyes drop into any fashionable fur salon and watch the females ogling the mink and Persian lamb. Furs, history shows, were sending women into ecstasies thousands of years before Sinatra.By BRUCE McLEOD
HANKA SIKORI'S story begins in a walled Baltic port. It begins with the glow of amber and the tune of a Norwegian song. Think of a walled Baltic city, historic as a free Hanse town in the days of medieval trading, but now a forgotten port. Here amber is sold, and wrought dull silver, and here men speak of the brilliant Ruriks, the bold Vikings, the Teutonic Knights as familiarly as though they had passed through but yesterday.By EVA-US WUORIO
MAINE and Idaho may boast until they are blue in the face but New Brunswickers, less vocal but just as sure of themselves maintain unwaveringly that the best potatoes in the world are grown right in their own counties of Carleton and Victoria.
THE Montreal apartment building was full, but the home hunter who called on the owner hoped there soon might be a vacancy. Cautiously the owner told him that, every apartment was taken, but there was one way of getting in. He could buy the whole apartment block— 102 suites.By HELEN BEATTIE
WHEN the military defeat of Germany has been completed the victore will be faced with two problems. The first prohiem will be to prevent Germany from again becoming formidable while the desire for revenge or conquest has still a prospect of dominating German policy; the second, and more difficult, problem will be to induce Germany to abandon the hope of aggressive war in return for admission to equality among the nations of the world.By BERTRAND RUSSELL
ONCE there was a black-haired Frenchman. His wife, also black-haired, presented him with offspring at suitable intervals, but, while M. Francois made them welcome, something about their appearance puzzled him. They all had fiery red hair! In fact, after about the seventh or eighth, he began to suspect marital infidelity.By JOHN FRANCIS
PARIS (by Cable). On Dec. 19, 1943, the tents and caravans of General Montgomery's Eighth Army command post were bivouacked near the little town of Paglietta on the Sangro River. It was approaching 8 p.m. and darkness had fallen over the growling battlefield of the Sangro.By L. S. B. SHAPIRO
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