MAJOR-GENERAL JAMES WOLFE IS one of Canada’s shining heroes. His forces captured Quebec in the short fierce battle of the Plains of Abraham, nearly 200 years ago, and made almost inevitable the surrender of Canada to Britain. In leading these forces to victory against the great French general, the Marquis de Montcalm, he was thrice wounded and died on the field of battle.By PAUL A. GARDNER
THE telephone woke me at 11.30 a.m. and I could tell by the dust outside my window that the wind was blowing from the northwest. I work nights on the desk at the Mountainmere Hotel and I recognized this fellow as soon as he told me his name. I had registered him in the night before and his girl and her mother too.By HOWARD RIGSBY
AMONG the newspapermen who work on their seven daily newspapers there has always been a comfortable and warmly reassuring feeling that the Southam Company hardly ever fires anybody. “To get fired on a Southam paper,” so. the saying goes, “you got to punch one of the Southams in the nose.”By PIERRE BERTON
IN VANCOUVER a few months ago the Chancellor of the University of British Columbia entertained at dinner the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences. As reported on the social page it must have sounded like a pretty stuffy evening.By BLAIR FRASER
ONE NIGHT when the recent Manitoba floods were nearing their crisis, a tired man stood on a dike in Fort Garry piling sandbags against the brown, limp, pungent flesh of the advancing Red River. Although the river was near the top of the dike, its aspect was far from menacing.By RALPH ALLEN
WASN’T it a fine sound indeed, that grand skirling of the pipes and the lads stepping out so bra and all?” said Feenie MacRae on the Baddeck bus, the night of the Mod. Everybody nodded, their heads bopping to the rhythm of bumps of the twilit gravel road skirting the Bras d’Or Lake.By EVA-LIS WUORIO
ALTHOUGH there is a suspicion among Dorothy Stevens’ friends that she has spent most of her life enjoying life, partying, and having fun, her contribution to Canadian painting has earned her a reputation among the pros as a bear for work, solid, distinctive work in many cases.By LISA RAMSAY
AS ALL the world knows, the British went to the polls last February and delivered a characteristically sane verdict, thus affirming the saying of that distinguished American wit, the late Alexander Woollcott, that at any moment of crisis the British are apt to fly into a deep calm.By BEVERLEY BAXTER
KENNETH COLLINS, a former Army sergeant, lives happily in a $12,500 home near Toronto which cost him just over $6,000. An insurance broker at Chatham, Ont., N. T. Blackwell, has an $11,500 three-bedroom house for which he paid out less than $6,500, including cost of land.By RONALD HAMBLETON
THE CORNER of Dundas and Bathurst is one of Toronto’s less handsome localities, but to 23-year-old Mary Jane Duncan, watching from a window high in Western Hospital, it was the most fascinating scene she had ever beheld. “It made me think of places I’d read about—Times Square and Piccadilly and . and Paris.By ERIC HUTTON
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