It is said that the age of the millionaire has passed, that no longer can a poor boy, or even a poor little rich boy, make his own fortune. The recent lives of these four men — alike only in the color of their money — prove this notion is wrongBy McKenzie Porter33 min
Of all the events that have helped shape Canada’s political destiny few have been more significant and none more nearly forgotten than the Chanak Incident of 1922. It led to the ruin of one of Canada’s most brilliant politicians and threatened briefly to get Canada involved in what surely would have been one of the most lunatic wars of all time.By RALPH ALLEN17 min
What are the subtle differences between two peoples who have shared the same country, and in many cases, the same streets for two to three centuries? Why is it that waiters, cab drivers, hotel clerks and airline hostesses know, at first sight, when to say, “Good morning, sir,” and when to say, “Bonjour, monsieur”? Malden's asked Lea Petering, a perceptive young French-Canadian writer.
Barely out of short pants, Blair Milton is astonishing professors in his fourth year at McGill University's Faculty of Music. What sets this 12-year-old apart? It's partly a gift of birth, partly an almost inhuman love of work and partly something else—a kind of stubbornness that he has displayed since infancyBy Ken Johnstone16 min
RONALD HART is a lanky boy with lanky brown hair and thick glasses, the son of prosperous parents. His father is a salesman but wants his son to be a lawyer. His mother would like him to be a doctor. Young Hart (a pseudonym, like the names of all undergraduates in this article) is going into his fourth year in Political Science and Economics at the University of Toronto.By Barbara Moon, David Lewis Stein16 min
CANADIAN BRIDES and grooms are marrying younger every year. In 123,877 marriages in 1949 there were 29,195 brides under twenty years old. Ten years later, in 132,477 marriages, there were 40,883 brides under twenty. A lot of these youngsters are still going to school — in fact, married couples are more common on Canadian university campuses than three-letter men.By Judith Krantz15 min
WHEN A MEDICAL STUDENT recently asked an experienced physician what branch of the profession he should specialize in, he was told, “Become an allergist. The way things arc going, everyone, eventually, will become allergic to something.”By SIDNEY KATZ14 min
I feel must protest Dr. Benge Atlee's attitude toward our fine surgeons (Why surgeons operate. Sept. 23). In large metropolitan hospitals patients may become cases to be used for self-aggrandizement and money. This is not so in smaller hospitals of which there are hundreds in Canada.
ON AUGUST 18, 1961, a mile off the shore of Small Hope Bay on Andros Island in the Bahamas, at four o'clock in the afternoon, I stood in the stern of a small boat waiting to enter the water in my first attempt to break the world depth record for women, using compressed air.By BETTE SINGER13 min
AT FORTY-NINE Morris Gerlovin has a thinning hairline and a thickening waist, and if there is anything that would set him apart in a group of men his age, it is simply that Gerlovin’s skin is pale, very pale. But this ordinary man, as it happens, has an extraordinary history and way of life.By PAUL KATZ10 min
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