August 1, 1953

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The Last of the Angry Editors

HEN SIR WILFRID LAURIER toured Canada in the campaign that swept him into the prime ministership fifty-seven years ago he relied for daily advice on a tall sandy-haired man with bushy eyebrows, a strange husky voice and an air of deep certainty.
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BUT YOU can GET A MAN WITH A GUN

if there was a beautiful girl in Canada whom Spencer hadn’t dated it was only because he hadn’t seen her. But Dorothy was different. Very, very different
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STOP HANGING INSANE

IN MANY MURDER CASES ONE PSYCHIATRIST SAYS THE KILLER IS SANE WHILE ANOTHER INSISTS HE IS NOT. A MODERNIZED CRIMINAL CODE MIGHT HELP THE COURTS TO
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The Hidden Menace of the Superhighway

The better roads get, the more people die on them. This baffling puzzle confronts safety experts and highway engineers who warn you this summer to beware of high-speed hypnosis
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WE CAN LEARN ABOUT ROMANCE FROM THE BIRDS

Birds get engaged, marry and often stay deeply in love for a lifetime. And even those that obtain Hollywood divorces behave with a decorum we humans might copy
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DON'T POT YOUR HEART ON A HORSE

When Pop put Fiona’s hard-saved money on her hunch horse he knew that if she won then he had lost — everything
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London Letter

Meet Ivor, the Noble Communist

TO ESTABLISH the high social tone of this letter allow me to introduce to you the Honorable Ivor Montagu. Nor is the word “Honorable” used to indicate that he is a member of parliament or anything like that. In Britain MPs are only honorable in the House of Commons but not outside.
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WHY I’M VOTING

I PROPOSE to vote for the CCF because I prefer sensible combination to senseless collision. A Victorian novelist describing a crew in a boat race once remarked that “all rowed fast, but none so fast as stroke.” The boat lost. There are many places where you go faster further by co-operation than by competition.
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BACKSTAGE at Ottawa

Last Round Coming Up For The Liberals?
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WHY I’M VOTING

I WISH I didn’t have to vote for the Liberals, those cautious, inhibited trustees. There is no point in pretending that the Liberals have not managed well. If management were the sole test of good government the Liberals have established themselves as one of the finest governments in the history of the world.
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