NO CANADIAN FAMILY, past or present, has had a more profound impact upon the nation than the great House of Massey, whose monuments are graven out of enduring clay. They are as solid, these monuments, as the early Masseys themselves, who were Methodist pioneers with hard lines about the mouth and a hard glitter about the eyes; they are as varied as the younger Masseys whose activities now run the gamut from soap company president to disk jockey.By PIERRE BERTON25 min
Frank and Helen Teskey don’t think there’s anything remarkable about having ten children under fifteen in the city and they’d welcome more. Their secret is a smooth mixture of love and discipline. Chores go as fast as a quart of ice cream when sister helps with the baby and the boys grab dish towelsBy JUNE CALLWOOD15 min
THE TELEGRAM arrived on August 22,1939. It was terse, like all his urgent commands: MEET ME CROYDON AERODROME 4.30 P.M. WEDNESDAY—CHURCHILL. It was a strange order for a grocer. For I was no longer Detective-Inspector Thompson of Scotland Yard.By W. H. THOMPSON14 min
Sherbrookers blow a hearty bilingual raspberry to those who say that French and English can’t share a city in harmony. Their bonne entente is reflected in rich industrial growth and in such little things as a Catholic church giving the Protestant church down the street a new carpetBy FRANK HAMILTON13 min
Only a brown-and-whlte setter survived the tragedy of the Princess Sophia, so no one knows what happened in those last terrible hours when the CPR steamer slipped off Vanderbilt Reef and took three hundred and forty-three people to death in icy Alaskan watersBy JIM NESBITT13 min
Geologists, miners and construction men are already swarming over a chunk of Saskatchewan’s rock-and-water wilderness, bringing in the first of the big new uranium mines which could give Canada world leadership and fantastic wealth in the coming atomic ageBy B. T. RICHARDSON12 min
Anyone in Whitefish Falls who has twins gets a year’s free lighting from John Deagle’s hydro station. In his tempestuous eighty-three years he has survived shocks both electric and economic, and he’s still fighting his own war of independence against the big outfitsBy ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN12 min
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