By IAN SCLANDERS, Nicaragua’s strong man Somoza was shot, but son carries on dictatorship., Brutal Dominican boss Trujillo died at the hands of his "court jester,” Imbert., Elected Dominican president, Juan Bosch, planned reforms; alarmed, junta ousted him after seven months.
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC is a sick, hungry country with half of one percent of Canada’s area, a sixth of Canada’s population, an appallingly high rate of illiteracy, and a per capita income of one hundred dollars a year, most of which is grabbed by the rich.By IAN SCLANDERS, Nicaragua’s strong man Somoza was shot, but son carries on dictatorship., Brutal Dominican boss Trujillo died at the hands of his "court jester,” Imbert., Elected Dominican president, Juan Bosch, planned reforms; alarmed, junta ousted him after seven months.
ON SUMMER AFTERNOONS, when city dwellers simmer like beans in molasses, I head north out of Toronto to the little port of Lefroy at the southwest tip of Lake Simcoe, where my wife and children are living aboard our thirty-foot motor cruiser Pooka.By Philip Freen, Janice Tyrwhitt
THOMAS CLEMENT DOUGLAS, MP, national leader of the New Democratic Party, has a rhetorical catchphrase that he likes to use at the larger and more euphoric NDP rallies: “Give us seventy seats at the next election, and we’ll turn parliament upside down.By Blair Fraser
ONE AUTUMN MORNING in 1841 a slight, earnest man set up a blackboard on the banks of the Jack River, three hundred miles north of Winnipeg, and began to mark it with strange designs. Though the Indians gathered around were only mildly curious, they were about to receive one of the white man’s finest legacies — the gift of a written language.By MILDRED J. YOUNG
PETER JENNJNGS, once of the CBC and CTV, arrived on the American television scene in the same month this year that Jim Aubrey, once the biggest executive on the U. S. TV scene, was kicked off it. And therein may lie a lesson of sorts. Jennings, who was twenty-eight this July and who worked for four years in Canadian public-affairs and news broadcasting, was hired last February at a salary of fifty thousand dollars a year by the American Broadcasting Company, the third largest — after CBS and NBC — of the three U. S. television networks, to perform as the studio anchorman in New York City on its five-evenings-a-week national news telecast.By JACK BATTEN
THE MOST FAMOUS of all Canada’s holiday routes, Quebec’s Gaspé Trail, girdles an area as big as Belgium and five times as big as Prince Edward Island — an area which, to me, is too old and storied and strange and beautiful to be gulped in great stretches at fifty or sixty miles an hour, and should be enjoyed slowly, in short stretches, like sips of fine wine.
HALIFAX CITY COUNCIL was thunderstruck. The city had been accused, not without justification, of neglecting the Negro slum of Africville for more than one hundred and fifty years. Now, council had made the big decision to raze Africville and move its three hundred and fifty residents into public housing or alternative accommodation in other parts of town.By SUSAN DEXTER
In Joey Smallwood's New, New, New Newfoundland, it is stated that the premier is "putting together the facts about Newfoundland’s mysterious prehistoric ruins, hoping to uncover proof that Eric the Red was at Newfoundland a thousand years ago.”
THERE WERE FOUR of them, on Court of Opinion, the CBC radio show, and they were talking about whether the United Nations was a success. “No,” the lady writer said, “it’s a fake.” If the UN were doing its job, why wasn’t there peace and justice in the world?
CAN YOU CHANGE a man by changing his face? More and more psychotherapy surgeons — as many plastic surgeons now prefer to be called — are beginning to believe you can. When a plastic surgeon named Lorne H. Burdett, of Ottawa, saw how many of his patients blossomed into more confident and convivial personalities after their physical disfigurements were removed, he wondered if similar surgery would reduce antisocial attitudes among criminals with repulsive features.By EILEEN TURCOTTE
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