August 15, 1950

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Some Violets Don't Shrink

Remember the greatest moment of your life — your first dance date? Snubbed by the girl you loved, you asked Marjorie instead. She’d embarrass you for sure but you hoped you could head off disaster before the last waltz
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What Union’s Done to NEWFOUNDLAND

Mainland competition, especially from department stores, has brought headaches to island businessmen but, anyway, aspirin’s cheaper. Above all else, though, is the throwing off of the shackles of the past for splitnew ways and means
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CHAPLEAU’S COLOSSAL CRACKER BARREL

This big store in a small Ontario town grew from a tent in the mud by selling everything from cradles to coffins. If you asked owner Art Grout for flying saucers he’d have cups to match
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THE STORT OF CUNARD Conclusion

They Wouldn’t Hire Noah Himself

SIR SAMUEL CUNARD, who founded the world’s largest steamship line in 1840, was originally a merchant prince of Halifax, N.S. The Cunard Line has been sovereign of the Atlantic for more than a century largely because Sam Cunard had a pretty complete idea of how to operate steamships before he ever saw one.
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THE SUBWAY NOBODY WANTED

UNTIL last September few Torontonians ever referred to their narrow traffic-clogged main stem as “Dear Old Yonge Street.” Now most of the citizenry are inclined to regard the ripped-up and boarded-over north-south thoroughfare with a slight twinge of nostalgic affection.
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Meet Gisèle in La Flèche

When someone stole her fiddle the girl from Winnipeg dropped her concert dreams and shot like an arrow into radio singing stardom. She has to carry a birth certificate to prove she co-starred with Clark Gable before her 23rd birthday
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Maybe You Just Think You’re Sick

Hypochondria is the common mental malady which can make a perfectly healthy person act like an invalid. Sometimes it takes a psychiatrist to discover the cause
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Everybody Hates The Weatherman

When Monday’s wash gets soaked on the line, When the sure thing in the big race gets stuck in the mud, When the picnic in the country is rained out
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Screwball with a Flashgun

Ray Munro will do anything to get his pix on page one of his Vancouver newspaper — from hijacking a corpse to acting as human bait for a sex criminal. Once when bored he starred in a nightclub dance team
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A FRANK FORMULA FOR HAPPY MARRIAGE

The Roman Catholic Church in Canada fights marital problems before they arise with a modern course of lectures and lessons and lessons which pull no punches
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