WILDE tore open the letter. Pete’s writing, the dear, crazy writing she’d know anywhere even if she hadn’t seen it since varsity days. She sat for a moment savoring the memory of him, wondering why he had written at all. Pete wasn’t the kind to write many letters.By Marjorie Wilkins Campbell
ROMAVIA WAS discovered the summer the Maygilds rented the while frame house on the bluff, facing t he sea, not far from Wiscasset. It happened when Irene and her brother, David, explored the north arm of the bay. They came down the cliff, slippery with pine needles, and broke through the fringe of bracken that opened to the water.By JAY WILLIAMS
EVENING in the French National Assembly. The shahhy and gloomy old debating chamber of the Palais Bourbon is in semidarkness: all lights but the dim 80-year-old ornate chandeliers overhead have been turned off to save current. Deputies slouch back in their chairs or congregate in groups along the aisles at the back and sides.By DOUGLAS LA CHANCE
BY 6.30 on a Sunday evening it is usually impossible to get a seat in Avenue Road Church of the Nazarene in Toronto, Rev. Charles Bradley Templeton, minister. By seven, when the service begins, worshippers are sitting on the steps in the gallery, and two or three hundred, sometimes more, are gathered in the church basement to hear the service over loudspeakers.By JOHN CLARE
OUTSIDE Quebec City two students of Laval University asked me for a lift to Montreal. Both were French-Canadian war veterans with overseas service. On the five-hour drive upriver they talked of their college and their country with equal dislike.By BLAIR FRASER
SOME TIME this spring Canadian movie-goers will see a film entitled “Whispering City,” in which Hollywood’s suave Hungarian actor, Paul Lukas, will attempt to force Hollywood’s intense young Austrian actor, Helmut Dantine, into the murder of Hollywood’s Mary Anderson.By HUGH KEMP
I LIKE to toll job seekers that there are 20,000 jobs in which people in Canada and in the United States can earn their living, according to the United States Census of Occupations. Their qualifications, their experience, and their natural bent, may even fit them to more than one kind of job.By GLENN GARDINER
THE GREAT 10-ton blob of glass shimmered with heat. It was already hard to the touch of a crowbar, but still nearly as hot as molten iron. It glowed red and yellow, separated by white bands. It had been poured that morning, Dec. 2, 1934, at the Corning Glass Works in Corning, N.Y., the first step in making the 200-inch diameter mirror which would be the heart of the world’s largest telescope.By Howard W. Blakeslee
ON THE evening of May 25, in 1874, the people of St. Catharines, Ont., on foot and in carriages, headed for Montebello Gardens where Professor William Hand, that celebrated English pyrotechnic artist and manufacturer of fireworks and balloons of all shapes and sizes, had promised to present the first fireworks display ever seen in Canada.By ANGUS McSTAY
have been more fitting to have left the Pontifex on that last voyage after V-J Day, trim and neat in a new coat of paint and with a full complement of officers and men. More fitting perhaps, but he wasn’t going to leave her to someone who didn’t know and didn’t care.
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