June 15, 1934

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THE VITAL STATISTIC

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DRESS REHEARSAL

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THE STORY: Wishing to prepare a thesis for a P.h.D. degree and also earn some money, David Kimball secures a job for the summer as caretaker of the closed Hastings estate at Ste. Agathe, Quebec. Mr. and Mrs. Hastings are touring in Asia; a daughter, Judith, is supposed to be in Alberta; a son, Bud, is holidaying in Northern OntKimball expects to find solitude and peace and plenty of time for study.
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THE VITAL STATISTIC

HEBER FREEMAN SINGLETON WACE ruled five neat columns on the page before him. At the head of each column he neatly wrote a word. Supply. Propinquity. Habit. Appearance. Character. "These," he said to Mary Heart, “are the five ingredients of matrimony.”
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DRESS REHEARSAL

THE FIFTH GIRL of the Martin family turned out to be Alethea. Eight years younger than the sister who had next preceded her, she was, of course, possessed of the frankly realistic attitude of her contemporaries. She had crisply curling hair that was a warning; as her sister Grace remarked—Grace was the one who had all that alimony—everybody knows that a woman with hair like that can get away with murder.
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The Last Shall Be First

WHEN THOMPSON came aboard the Dolphin in Suva, the schooner's crew eyed him suspiciously. He was a tall, well-set-up man in his late thirties who wore a full dark beard. That beard looked like a disguise; it seemed to cover his entire face. Even his eyes looked as if they were in hiding.
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'Round the Gaspé

SEVEN MECHANICS wiped fourteen greasy hands on the steering wheel of Elspeth the Ancient and announced: “She’s oke.” There remained nothing to do but fill the gas tank. Without Elspeth, Gaspé the Magnificent would have remained terra incognita.
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How Australia Has Done It

A SPECIAL correspondent in Australia describes the methods adopted in that country to expedite recovery from the depression. The political leaders took advice from the economists and rapidly adjusted the country’s life to depression conditions, with the result that Australia is farther on the road to recovery than any other country.
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STARRING CANADA!

HOLLYWOOD has said that the motion picture industry could not continue if members of the acting profession from outside the United States were barred under the terms of the existing immigration laws. Great Britain, Canada, France and Germany contribute a very large number of actors and actresses to the various great American studios, and the silver screen has proved itself solidly impervious to nationalism.
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Why We Dislike English

THE STUFF we have to read for our English course looks as if it had been chosen by an old maids’ sewing circle. And regarding a good many members of the Department of Education, this guess is not so far out. In their noble efforts to keep our youth unsullied by any modem ideas, they have managed to dig up a collection of books worthy of the most saintly Puritan.
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BACKSTAGE at OTTAWA

WHEN a session of the Alberta Legislature closes they issue a summary of what the session was about. Somebody should induce Mr. Bennett to adopt the same practice. For if Ottawa’s uncertainty about what Parliament is doing or trying to do is reflected in the country, then the country must be hopelessly bewildered.
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FORBIDDEN MESA

SO, THROUGH impenetrable jungle so thick that the bright light of noonday could scarcely filter in, bitten and tormented by hosts of flies, with deadly serpents slithering across our path or hanging from the branches of trees, ready to strike and destroy in an instant, we six men and our few servants pushed our way through the feverinfested lowlands of the Amazon and into those hills where the foot of white man never before had trod.
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