If war comes with Russia the ABCs of military strategy decree that at least nine Canadian cities will almost certainly be hit by atomic bombs. Canada offers Stalin tempting secondary targets too. Here’s what we can expect from such an attack, what we can do to protect ourselves, and what we haven’t yet begun to doBy WALLACE GOFORTH, SIDNEY KATZ29 min
Twenty thousand a year is peanuts to Toronto’s high-pressure “blower boys” who peddle worthless stocks via the long-distance telephone. Here’s the inside story of how they fatten up a sucker, then “pour the load” to him for all he’s gotBy FRED BODSWORTH23 min
Once she had a home near the Manchurian border and life was as predictable as the June rains on the paddy fields. Now a war she doesn’t understand has taken her home, her husband, her baby, and tossed her up like driftwood on the crowded Pusan hillsBy PIERRE BERTON19 min
The stagestruck kid from West Vancouver fought his way to the top in radio and movies then tumbled down again. Now he’s made a sizzling comeback in television simply by going back to being himselfBy CLYDE GILMOUk13 min
Roderick Haig-Brown, whose books on fishing and the outdoor life may make him our longest-lasting author, is also probably the only writer in Canada who milks a cow every day and gets called “Your Worship”By STUART KEATE11 min
The world-famous mountain playground has got its sleeves rolled up ready for another rip-roaring tourist season. A maharaja once spent ten thousand to take the waters, but it doesn’t cost a cent to look at the RockiesBy GRATTAN GRAY9 min
QUESTION time has just ended and most of the members of the House of Commons are streaming out to gaze upon a miracle. The Terrace is crowded with hatless MPs of all shapes and political complexions wanting to see this wonderful thing and to feel its beneficent caress -For two hours now the sun has been shining and there is nothing more threatening in the sky than a few guerrilla wisps of cloud keeping in touch with Aurora’s chariot.By Beverley Baxter9 min
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