November 1, 1945

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Soft Music

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MOLLY WAS A DOCTOR

GENERAL ARTICLES

FOR ESCAPE

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Soft Music

T HE German town of Felsbaden had not been badly smashed. Lieutenant Hugh Craigie had seen worse in Belgium and Holland. But the ruins in this street of Felsbaden were bad enough to hamper the progress of his jeep, and so he had stopped momentarily for a smoke before tackling the job of finding a way through.
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MOLLY WAS A DOCTOR

DR. MARY FLINT the younger put down the stack of newspapers, without letting them crackle, and tiptoed over to the bed where Dr. Mary Flint the elder lay, her right leg expertly splinted and bandaged. Aunt Mary opened her eyes. “Hello, there,” she boomed cheerily.
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FOR ESCAPE

I SPENT almost one fifth of the first 25 years of my life—the time when most people go to university or begin otherwise to fit themselves to make a living—behind German barbed wire. I probably won’t know for years, if ever, exactly how much that five years in a German prison camp cost me in normal progress.
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WHITE HORSE

WHEN a man is packing in the mountains it is a good rule to have in his outfit a white horse. In the evening, at the end of the day’s travel, the horses are turned loose to graze and at sunup the packer goes out on foot to drive them into camp. A white horse can be seen far away on a sidehill, or among the willows on the flats, or showing for a moment deep in the timber, when the bays, roans, blacks or buckskins, making up the rest of the bunch, stand hidden.
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Hahn and Wife, Sculptors

DO YOU know a five-letter word meaning Primitive Art Gone Modern?” If, in the vicinity of Toronto’s Arts and Letters Club, at a concert, or at almost any gathering of artists or musicians, a stocky man, sixtyish, with dose-cropped beard and quizzical, spectacled eyes, flings such a question at you—you may be fairly sure that you’ve met Emanuel (Mani to his friends) Hahn, R.C.A., S.S.C.
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MARS GONE BARMY

THIS is an age in which man is obsessed by quantities, magnitudes and measurements, and in consequence, the immense, the monstrous, and the prodigious mold his mind. During six years of war he was taught to measure victory in terms of material things—their tonnage or dollarage—until, like Attila, he saw physical destruction as the sole aim in war.
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RELAX —It's Good For You

WOULD you like to get rid of your worries in one fifth of a second? You can do it if you learn to relax. I don’t ask you to do anything with your mind. Just let go of your muscles and your mind will let go of you. You will have a new lease on life; and if you become a really expert relaxer your “nervousness” and worries will vanish instantly.
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BACKSTAGE AT OTTAWA

OTTAWA would like to get its hands on the numbskull who posted a batch of NRMA men— “Zombies” if you prefer it—to the First Canadian Division on or after V-E Day. Everyone knew the First Div would be first home after the highpoint drafts of summer; anyone might have known, it’s felt here, that there’d be trouble if the First Div included Zombies, who could never see action.
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Bee Business

he doesn’t bring his colonies up to an even 2,000 he’ll take time off to roll a cigarette and then say: “Funny thing how you fellows always ask that. Well, the answer is that if I said I had 2,000 colonies nobody’d believe me. When I say 1,993 or 2,003, or whatever odd number it happens to be, they think l’ve counted ’em.”
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Is the Union Shop Democratic?

NO SAY

THE bright new world of tomorrow is to be safe for democracy. It promises to respect a man’s right to think what he likes, believe what he likes and do what he likes. Of course none of the artiste who paint glowing pictures of this new world denies the necessity for the restraints which law and order impose on the individual.
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