The big plane hung low under listless cloud, a freak aircraft that induced pity for its awkwardness. Basically it was still a medium bomber, the B-47, with six jet engines streaming black smoke, but aeronautical engineers had warped its shark outline.By June Callwood
The Champs-Elysées is a siren, Fifth Avenue a gilded minx in mink, but Montreal's Sherbrooke Street was a lady. Unlike Nellie, she remains one—a little shabby, a trifle frayed by commerce, but still trailing Victorian elegance and the remembered fragrance of violets across the affectionate heart of a city.By Phyllis Lee Peterson
Last autumn, for the first time in forty-seven years, Canada was offered free entry to a tremendous new market. Britain’s proposal of complete free trade, to be introduced gradually over a dozen years, sounded like an answer to Canadian prayers.
When I returned to Canada in 1951 after two years of wandering in Europe, my father took me out for a drive. “I hear you wrote a novel in Europe,” he said. “Yes.” “What's it called?” "The Acrobats,” I told him. For the next five minutes we drove in silence.By MORDECAI RICHLER
A dramatic but little-known air lift has been shuttling between the eastern Arctic and the Mountain Sanatorium at Hamilton each summer for the last eight years. The “freight” on the southbound flights has been Eskimos in every stage of tuberculosis.By FRANK CROFT
As they drove home from the Bailey’s cocktail party, he was thoughtful. Ernie Maxwell tended to he an honest man. He tried to keep up on things, and he knew what he knew, and what he didn't know. Consequently he often felt inferior at social gatherings, since he was constantly encountering authoritative persons like Bellnap who seemed to know such a great deal more about almost everything than he did.By SCOTT CORBETT
It is now almost exactly a hundred years since John Stuart Mill remarked in his Essay on Liberty that one of the great determinants of conduct has been “the servility of mankind toward the supposed preferences of their temporal masters or of their gods.”By GERALD W. JOHNSON
What is Mrs. Aitken (Women are misfits in politics, Jan. 4) doing to us, the women of Canada, who have been trying and working so hard to improve the status of women everywhere? Now Mrs. Aitken says we are not fit. How the men must chuckle! Is she trying to un-do all the effort and work it has taken for women to get this far into municipal, provincial and federal government? — AMY B. HAUFSCHILD, PAST PRESIDENT, LOCAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN, MEMBER, PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD, NIAGARA FALLS, ONT.
U. S. with tourist propaganda. B. C., Alta. and Sask. have drawn up plans for a combined budget and information bureau to draw tourists. Manitoba favors the scheme and is expected to join. "We've had the ‘country bumpkin' tag on us too long,” says Sask.
IN SETTLING the question of leadership, the Liberals at their convention also went a long way toward settling an important question of strategy: should they or should they not challenge the Conservative government at once, and defeat it in the House if they can?By BLAIR FRASER
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