THE DAILY postbag of an M.P. is always a strange mixture. There are people clamoring for houses, cranks who want to prove that the British are the original Israelites and that we should all go back to Palestine; people who cannot collect war damage for injuries to their property because they failed to notify the authorities in time, protagonists who want longer prison terms for violent criminals and others who would do away with prisons altogether; friendly letters of encouragement, angry letters of disparagement, a young war wife wanting us to trace her G.I. husband, a limbless ex-serviceman asking for the right to open a small shop; and a naturalized subject pleading for assistance to bring his aged parents from central Europe.By BEVERLEY BAXTER9 min
SIXTY-YEAR-OLD Arthur Smith of Lulu Island is the only farmer in British Columbia who grows tame cranberries which are able to compete on the market with the imported Cape Cod variety. Since austerity cut off the American supply, there has been a tremendous demand for the produce of Mr. Smith’s five acres of vines.
In the course of Mr. Bodsworth’s article on color blindness (Oct. 1) he advances the theory that color perception is a very recent acquisition . . . that it may not have been acute as recently as 3,000 years ago. I am afraid there is not a shred of evidence to support this view . . .By The Editors6 min
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