THE TRAVEL EXPLOSION has grown from a postwar cliché into one of the major phenomena of modern times. Never has mankind moved around at such a rate in such numbers. Places that used to be as remote as the moon have become spots to visit on a two-week holiday, and are advertised like new movies.By ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN16 min
THE ATTITUDE OF MEN enjoying success to those who are failures has always fascinated me. Businessmen in particular grow uneasy in the company of someone they can see is on the way down. They seem to feel a little chill in his presence; a reminder that success is a slippery pole.By Morley Callaghan14 min
JOHN STEPHEN HIRSCH is a volatile and sometimes irritating thirty-four-year-old theatrical director who is passionately convinced that every city and town in the country should have a professional theatre. In Winnipeg he's already created the Manitoba Theatre Centre, one of the liveliest resident playhouses in North America, as a result of which some other towns have already asked him to help them plan theatres to be ready for the 1967 Centennial.By SHIRLEY MAIR12 min
It is 2 A.M. but inside the house, instead of darkness. the lights are on. Instead of quiet there is panic. Someone is ill — a husband or wife, a baby or an elderly relative. Somebody hurries to telephone the doctor. At the other end of the line the doctor, who has finally sunk into sleep after a crowded day.By DOROTHY SANGSTER12 min
AT A TIME WHEN much of the Christian church is groping for a new sophistication and brimming with ferment and change, one of the most steadfast, and in some respects the most Christian of the Protestant denominations is marching into its second century with the same oldfashioned dedication, and most of the old-fashioned trappings, that carried it triumphantly through its first hundred years.By ALEXANDER ROSS11 min
In the middle of the greatest building boom in Montreal’s history, with skyscrapers and high-rise apartments mushrooming up almost overnight all over, a desperate battle is being waged by a small band of well-heeled, hard-headed but nostalgic citizens to preserve that living but badly battered link with the past - the “Old City.”
THE BURDEN OF your editorial (Now We Have A Chance To Abolish Capital Punishment. Let’s Not Muff It With Sentiment. January 23) is on whether or not the death penalty is a deterrent to potential murderers. Why the deterrent aspect should enter into consideration at all, except as incidental, is beyond me.
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