ON A HOT August afternoon in 1950 two thousand women of the Bamangwato, a tribe of cattle ranchers who live in the British protectorate of Bechuanaland on the northern border of South Africa, gathered to sing a song especially written for that day:By MCKENZIE PORTER25 min
SHIP CAPTAINS, by and large, are as vain as cock pheasants and when some of them are ashore they are likely to assume that their footspace on the street cobbles are planks of their own quarterdeck. Take this Captain Audel, for instance, a Yankee whose three-master was being fitted at Gravesend, almost ready for the Boston-Liverpool trade.By PAT E. O’NEILL23 min
This is the blow-by-blow story of ONS 154—the hardest-hit convoy ever escorted by the Canadian Navy. In live tragic days at the close of 1942 fourteen ships fell victim to the U-boat wolf pack while the little ships of the RCN fought every yard to write a new stark chapter into naval historyBy JACK Mc NAUGHT20 min
This quartet of Toronto choirboys say a prayer each night before they prance out into the spotlight of a big-time career keynoted by the delighted shrieks of thousands of fans no older than themselvesBy ERIC HUTTON18 min
WHEN United States Ambassador-at-Large Philip Jessup got to Paris for last winter’s United Nations session at the Palais de Chaillot he anxiously enquired of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt where he could find his colleagues of the American delegation.By EVA-LIS WUORIO15 min
Alberta’s Dr. William Rowan has been heard to say he’s full of contempt for humanity and that women aren’t the equals of men, but he’s still crowding an eighteen-hour day to teach the young and others the vital truths of biological survivalBy BARBARA MOON14 min
For one thing, Bob’s stopped worrying if he should lick his kids — now he’s worrying if he could lick them. And he’s decided that the smartest thing to do is to forget he was ever twentyBy ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN10 min
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