January 1, 1934

FICTION

The Madness of Professor Pye

Shots and Angles

Shots and Angles

FICTION

The Strange Adventure of Alphonse Didier

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FICTION

The Madness of Professor Pye

THE STORY:—Professor Pye is a distinguished and wealthy physicist, but bitter, scornful and misanthropic. He lites in Surrey, England, working in a laboratory that in its isolation and sternness has every appearance of a fortress. One afternoon Professor Pye’s only servant is startled by an explosion.
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Shots and Angles

Shots and Angles

AFTER Hollywood bought “The Invisible Man” (Universal) from Mr. H. G. Wells, it took them three years to figure out how to photograph it. And having seen the picture, you and I might spend the rest of our lives on the problem without being able to figure out how they did it.
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FICTION

The Strange Adventure of Alphonse Didier

ALPHONSE DIDIER kept the gun shop in the little Quebec town of Moreauville. It was a narrow, two-story building facing the river and sandwiched between Broussard’s restaurant and the bank. Alphonse, in addition to selling sporting equipment, was a gunsmith, a craftsman, an artist.
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WOMEN AND THE HOME

How to Choose an Electric Stove

FOR PURE cussedness there is nothing quite like a worn-out range with an oven that burns the bottom crust and produces a top of anaemic paleness. Or one that blackens all the biscuits in one corner or throws as much heat into the kitchen as it holds behind the door, or—but you know all about it if you’ve ever struggled with one.
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FICTION

EX-PRINCE

YOU WILL NOT really do this mad thing?” said Professor Schroeder beseechingly. The man across the table raised his eyebrows. “Mad?” he repeated mockingly. “An instructive, sight-seeing expedition on that char-à-banc yonder? You will be warning me next, Herr Professor, against the perilous hazards of lawn croquet.”
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YOUTH TELLS-

YOUTH TELLS-

WELL, WHAT about it? We know all the sad stories— disillusioned youth, lingering engagements, wailing families, shattered hopes weeping Annies and sorrowful Sams . . . millions of tried and true workers must be absorbed again by industry before youth gets a chance . . . the Era of Opportunity is gone . . . years will be needed for readjustment ... we waste away day by day.
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In the Editor's Confidence

THERE WAS a time when in each January I issue we wished everybody A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. Last year and the year before we wished everybody just A HAPPY NEW YEAR, feeling that it might be wise to leave no room for a comeback should PROSPERITY get stuck round the wrong corner.
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GENERAL ARTICLES

CRY HAVOC!

IT WAS A GREY, dismal afternoon when I set out for the offices of Anti-Gas Ltd. * It was the second day of the new year. The sky was heavy with rain unshed, and the wind had a whine in it, as though the last funeral rites of 1932 were still being fulfilled, round the corner.
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GENERAL ARTICLES

Mr. Richardson

MR. JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON lives in Winnipeg, is head of a grain company called James Richardson and Sons, and was publicly regarded as the Midas of the West until he went off the gold standard. In the ten years between 1919 and 1929 he accumulated probably more money than any other man in Canada has made during a similar period, and then proceeded to demonstrate he could travel in reverse with equal celerity.
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FICTION

Sea Fever

AT THE Jolly Ploughboy, where, in the snug and heart-warming sanctuary of the bar his elbow had long since worn a shining hollow, Alf Stamm was hailed as “Captain” and treated by the villagers and even the gamekeepers with the awe and deference due his proud station.
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