February 1, 1952

Articles

WHY I WORK FOR GOD

A MACLEAN'S FLASHBACK

THE RIDDLE OF LOUIS RIEL

Fiction

BLIZZARD IN THE BANANA BELT

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Articles

WHY I WORK FOR GOD

Why does a man become a parson? How does he go about it? A young Protestant minister tells of the trials and triumphs that came in peace and war when he dedicated his life to his faith
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A MACLEAN'S FLASHBACK

THE RIDDLE OF LOUIS RIEL

They hanged Riel for his part in the bitterness and bloodshed that swept the Canadian west in its struggle for self-government. Was the métis mystic a murderer or a messiah? A famous Canadian writer takes a sharp objective look at fact and legend
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Fiction

BLIZZARD IN THE BANANA BELT

The Arctic circle is an imaginary line but it was very real to the trader in the frozen post, so real that it could be a thing of life and death
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Articles

THE SHY MIDAS BEHIND UNGAVA

Jules Timmins was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he has since gold-plated it from the fabulous mining ventures he has led. Now he’s the dynamo that’s powering the vast Ungava iron development. Yet even in the town they named for his family, cops and bellboys don’t know his face
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Articles

HOW TO CATCH AN EAGLE

Retirement bored Winnipeg’s Charles Broley so be started banding eagles. Now seventy-two and scarred from fighting razor-clawed birds atop hundred-foot trees, be is an international authority on
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Articles

SOUTH AFRICA’S KU KLUX KLAN

THE AFRIKANER Broederbond (Bond of Brothers), a secret society founded “on the Rock of Jesus” with the avowed aim of bringing about the union’s “God-given destiny” —Afrikaner domination over the polyglot races of South Africa—is today the real ruler of the Union of South Africa.
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Articles

SHE COOKED DINNER FOR THE PRINCESS

Then Maria Colquhoun drove fifty miles to get mushrooms for Elizabeth’s breakfast at Vancouver Island’s Eagle Crest, where millionaires pay fifty dollars a day if their social standing can pass the security check
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Articles

Vancouver Takes to the Hills

It sounds crazy, but one of the few cities in the world where you can see the skiing grounds from the city hall has only twelve days’ snow a year. Which may help to explain why some people out there ski in lace step-ins
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LONDON LETTER

BAGDAD ON THE THAMES

AT ANY TIME and for no particular reason except perhaps that the weather might be in a sulky sodden mood, the Baxter family in St. John’s Wood is apt to carry on a debate: “Why live in London when we could live...?” As a native of Vancouver my wife goes all starry-eyed as she describes the blue mountains and the glory of the sea in British Columbia, and when I counter with the delights of life in Toronto I am buried in that scorn which we Torontonians have always endured at the hands of the far westerners.
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BACKSTAGE AT OTTAWA

Cigarette Smugglers Beware

IT’S NO secret that the Government now wishes it hadn’t put the extra tax on cigarettes, which makes smuggling so inordinately profitable nowadays. But having put on the tax the Government is grimly determined to enforce it as well as possible.
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