The Toronto Star got to be one of the loudest, craziest and most successful papers in the world by unleashing an army of reporters on stories and stunts carefully calculated to please—as well as infuriate—some of the people all of the timeBy PIERRE BERTON25 min
Lay down that whodunit and find out how a real life detective gets his man. In tracking the murderer of Alfred Layng, Trigger Payne used the mixture as before: A minimum of magic, a maximum of work and a lot of breaks, some good, some badBy ROBERT PENDRITH, McKENZIE PORTER22 min
To the tolling of a bell the Hutterites of Alberta work and worship, turning the other cheek to those who scoff at their beliefs, their beards and their four-hundred-year-old fashions. They stay happy without cars or cosmetics, and stay out of asylums tooBy EDNA STAEBLER20 min
TEN THOUSAND tourists a year go to a small brick bungalow at 212 King Street West, Cobourg, Ont., to visit the birthplace of a movie star who had the shortest of Hollywood careers — four years — has been dead seventeen years, and lived in the house only a short time as an infant eighty years ago.By James Dugan19 min
Robertson Davies, playwright, novelist, editor and wit, enjoys firing salvoes like "A lady in Canada is a dowdy unappetizing mammal,” and “Mainspring of a Canadian’s patriotism is not love, but duty.” Yet many people consider him a cornerstone of Canadian cultureBy JUNE CALLWOOD16 min
Jake and the Kid helped pull the strings to get the royal train to take on water at Crocus. But it was Moses Lefthand and Miss Henchbaw who worked out the finer points of protocolBy W. O. MITCHELL16 min
CORRUPT CANADIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND UNSCRUPULOUS TRAVEL AGENTS HAVE EXTORTED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO SMUGGLE ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS INTO CANADA. THIS MACLEAN'S REPORT ON AN INTERNATIONAL RACKET SHOWS ITS TOOLS INCLUDED BRIBERY, BLACKMAIL AND A BEAUTIFUL BLOND SEDUCTRESSBy BLAIR FRASER16 min
A brave’s legendary answer to the dying sighs of an Indian maiden named the lake-linked Saskatchewan valley that refreshes the prairies. But now the ghosts are hidden by shoulder-high crops, hustling ranches, a score of youth camps and summer cottages with names like Linger-LongerBy MARJORIE WILKINS CAMPBELL15 min
Please accept my compliments on your Jan. 15 editorial, Let the Supreme Court Review the Meyer Case. A member of a regiment in the occupation force, I had the opportunity of attending the trial. It seemed to me a great deal of odd testimony was being allowed to get by with no argument from the defendant’s lawyers . . . I had no reason to feel sorry for a German SS general, having fought against the Germans from Normandy to Oldenburg and been wounded during the Belgian campaign.
I CANNOT remember how many times I have visited America but the emotional process is always the same. For the first few days I almost feel like wearing a Union Jack instead of a waistcoat and telling people how much better everything is done in England.By Beverley Baxter8 min
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