THE STORY: While vacationing in New Brunswick, Inspector Jean LaTour of the R. C. M. P. is watching a university rugby game at Rockingham when he receives an order to go to the town of Wolfeton to investigate a murder. Sergeant John Hollow was slabbed to death by a person unknown, while sitting in the common room of the Wolfeton police station.By B. S. KEIRSTEAD33 min
GREAT-GRANDFATHER BEAMISH had in bygone years and forgotten days been lord of the Beamish household. Eut now its members—great-grandchildren, grandchildren, and even children, the generation next to his—had not only ceased to obey him, but were utterly deaf and blind to him as he sat alone, sunk in sleep or glooming out, round-eyed like an old fowl, above his pipe.By Will E. Ingersoll25 min
I WAS IN the office of Joe the Dope one morning in November, waiting for his Reds to take the ice for workout. “You can put it in the paper,” said Joe the Dope, “that the Reds will come through for the title this winter. Quote me if you like. Write it up that I say my team—” Somebody knocked at the door.By LESLIE McFARLANE23 min
IF YOU look back on the journey we have taken together, you will see that there is one very big gap in the winding road of argument. For, while we have been talking about war, what it will be like, what horrors it will bring in its train, what efforts are being made to avert it, whether it is intrinsically evil or intrinsically good, we have not really asked ourselves the question: “What is war’s ultimate cause?"By Beverley Nichols22 min
PETER BLACKFORD and Marvin Greerfought through thirty years “And each was chief mourner at the other's funeral.” all Alaska remarked; which was Alaska’s manner of saying that, despite their battles, they had lived and died like brothers.By Robert E. Pinkerton19 min
SCATTERED OVER the earth’s surface and eking out a living among strange people and in strange occupations, five million Russians are living in exile. Thousands are in Canada. Refugees of 1917, they scrambled out from under the falling débris of the Romanof dynasty and settled in foreign lands.By C. S. ZOLO11 min
MRS. MELDRUM ascended the hospital steps with a firm tread. An air of righteous well-doing sat upon her plump middle-aged countenance and she gazed with complacent pleasure at the cone-shaped purple parcel in her hand. Inside the paper cowered a small begonia in a red pot; a pallid plant with dejected flowers wilting along its fleshy stem.By HELEN NORSWORTHY SANGSTER10 min
IF THE depression was caused by an insufficiency of gold in the world, as some economists say, then certainly it seems to be working itself out by the operation of a natural law which has sent literally tens of thousands out into the hills seeking gold.By ARTHUR P. WOOLLACOTT9 min
AT A RECENT meeting of the board of directors of the MacLean Publishing Company, Limited, publishers of Maclean's Magazine, important changes were made in the leading executive posts in the firm. Lt.-Col. J. B. Maclean, president, assumed the newly created post of chairman of the board.
HIS AGGREGATE income approximates $800,000 per day. Every citizen of Canada pays tribute to him. Figuring our national income at about four billions, it may be said that, directly or indirectly, he takes three weeks earnings per year from every individual and corporation.By GRANT DEXTER8 min
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