PREVIEW

A LOOK AT TOMORROW IN TERMS OF TODAY

Why E. P. Taylor’s racehorses can run faster Will Yoga sooth the harried businessman?

February 14 1959
PREVIEW

A LOOK AT TOMORROW IN TERMS OF TODAY

Why E. P. Taylor’s racehorses can run faster Will Yoga sooth the harried businessman?

February 14 1959

A LOOK AT TOMORROW IN TERMS OF TODAY

Why E. P. Taylor’s racehorses can run faster Will Yoga sooth the harried businessman?

PREVIEW

IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE RESTAURANT EATERS who hate having rock 'n’ roll blasted into your dinner plate, better buy some ear plugs. Canadian jukebox operators plan to install 1,500 new machines this year with three-dimensional stereophonic volume. Speakers will be mounted in the ceilings. The gimmick is expected to double the take of the units, which now swallow an average of $22 a week.

WHY DO E. P. TAYLOR’S HORSES RUN FASTER? During the 1959 racing season two-year-olds from Canada's most successful stable will almost certainly win more than their share of races, because they’ll be older and therefore stronger than their rivals. The secret: their dams have been fed on Vitamin E, the controversial heart treatment developed by Dr. Evan Shute. of London, Ont. The supplement produces colts an average three weeks earlier. By racing rules, a horse becomes one year old on the January 1 following birth. Most mares in Canada don't conceive early enough to give birth until next April. Taylor's mares produce in late February or early March. Another Vitamin-E bonus claimed by Gil Darlington, stud manager, is that 73% ot mated mares produce foals, compared with the U. S. average of 57%.

WILL YOGA EXERCISES LIKE STANDING ON

your head for 30 minutes or “lying motionless with the mind centred at the heart" take the place of tranquilizers in soothing tension-torn Canadian executives? South African artist Henry Godfrey thinks so and has founded a Yoga academy in Toronto to spread the ancient cult practiced mainly in India. Classes also pull in business girls intent on having better figures. Godfrey ignores the spiritual implications of Yoga, hut insists: “After physical comes mental rejuvenation.”

TO HELP ENLIVEN THE ROYAL POMP and offset stuffy speeches at next summer’s Seaway opening. Hamilton-born showman Bill Solly is planning a big, brassy and shamelessly timely musical comedy titled Strawberry (named for a mythical Seaway town). Still seeking financial hackers for an eastern Canadian tour. 27-year-old Solly describes his show as “no spoof; very patriotic." Solly wrote the Montreal Repertory Theatre's successful musical 1 Fove Electra; coast-to-coast audiences remember him for the half-dozen songs he belted out in My Fur Lady. Solly's own estimate of his stage talent: “1 sing very loud."

THE MEDIEVAL SPORT OF FALCONRY is gaining Canadian converts so fast that Ottawa is contemplating changes in the Migratory Bird Act that would unleash the powerful birds of prey for hunting ducks and other fowl. Several falconry clubs have already been formed in western Canada, and Saskatchewan farmers are using the birds to kill crows and other crop-eating birds. The falcon can reach 100 mph in a dive: and according to Richard Fyfe of the Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History, his vision is so good that if humans were so sighted they could read this page from a quarter mile away.

PARENTS WHO TAKE PRIDE in such statistics as "Canadian children are three inches taller at age eleven than they were fifty years ago" and “every decade North American girls mature five months earlier. " will be shocked by some new medical opinions. Dr. A. L. Chute, head of pediatrics at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, warns: “Contrary to the myth, bigger doesn't necessarily mean better."

THE TURRETS AND ORANGE ROOFS of Howard Johnson eateries, familiar to most Canadians touring in the U. S.. may become landmarks along the new trans-Canada highway. The Johnson organization, which serves 300 million customers a year, has special designs for its Canadian eateries on the drafting boards; plans to begin with half a dozen outlets in southern Ontario next year. The swank restaurants will feature 28 flavors of ice cream, at least one will have an adjacent motel.