Is hockey as good as it used to be? Did Cyclone Taylor really score goals while skating backward? After five decades in the game the old Grey Fox offers some verdicts—and also some heresiesBy BRUCE HUTCHISON
CAP D’ANTIBES—The setting is unchanged. The postcard-blue sea, the gleaming white stucco villas, the palm-studded boulevards, the pastel-colored hill towns, the theatrical snowpeaks in the background still form one of the most enchanting landscapes on earth.By GEORGE W. HERALD
PRESIDENT TRUMAN ordered a super-bomb last month. “New weapon is defense against any possible enemy,” the headlines crowed. Poor Joe Stalin with his little outdated Plutonium bomb was left far behind; the West was still invulnerable.By BLAIR FRASER
WHILE flying over one of Toronto’s sprawling suburban settlements of boxlike houses recently I was reminded of a remark once made to me by Eric Arthur, Professor of Architecture at University of Toronto: “What’s the use of designing communities with up-to-date facilities when the houses we put in them are like strawberry boxes, unrelated to decent living?”
JUST before Christmas Matilda Etches came back to Canada after 36 years. It was a long time and a lot of things had happened to the kid who used to clerk in her father’s news agency on Bleury Street, Montreal. For one thing, she’s now 51 and a proud grandmother.By JAMES DUGAN
IN 18 MONTHS Dianne Foster, a dark, spectacularly good-looking girl of 20, has made the long trip from amateur theatricals and part-time radio work in Edmonton to the inner circle of Canadians based in Toronto who make their living out of their acting.By MCKENZIE PORTER
LAST January His August Majesty, King Farouk the First of Egypt, an obese, blue-spectacled autocrat who likes to behave like a medieval caliph in the twentieth century, imperiously whisked a sultry-eyed 16-year-old brunette from the arms of her betrothed amid widespread rumors that he planned to make her his Queen.By ROY GRAHAM
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