October 1, 1934

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The PLAIN and Simple Facts

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Doctor’s Oath

GENERAL ARTICLES

How’s Business?

The PLAIN and Simple Facts 89
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The PLAIN and Simple Facts

NOW I will not go so far as to claim that around race tracks you are liable to get exposed to quite as much religion as if you stuck around moral meetings; but still that does not mean that all us racing folks are complete heathen as many appear to believe, because there is bad and good in most every racket.
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Doctor’s Oath

BEYOND THE RIVER June Trevellyan saw a thin, unwavering pillar of smoke that drifted lazily upward to the sky. It was strange, she thought, that an hour ago, as she had helped to make the lire—piling together in a pyramid the sticks and bracken which Martin and David and the others had brought to her—she had not known that long before the ashes of it cooled she would have made her choice between those two.
How’s Business? 67
GENERAL ARTICLES

How’s Business?

EVERY DAY lately, someone in Canada has been crossing “recovery line”—getting into better times after the struggle and worry of the last five years. Today it may be the owner of your corner drugstore who finds himself "out of the red" for the first time in two or three years; next week, that big factory down the street which used to fill fat pay envelopes for a thousand or more people before times got bad.
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sentimental Journey

IN THREE WEEKS there had been no sun. In this city it is often so. The skies over the lake and the city hang heavy and grey, day in, day out, week in, week out. But now and again there comes a day when the yards and roofs are rimed with frost and the sun comes out clear in a pale blue heaven; the sparrows twitter cheerfully in the eaves and gutters and the breath of schoolchildren is puffed out whitely on the still air.
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Solomon’s Half-Way House

LEAD ON," said Hanno. But Miguel demurred: “Car-rr-amba, senhor, Dumaurier is no longer my friend! He would rather shoot me than you. I should ride last. What say you?” Girdlestone promptly took the lead—half-seeing; he had smashed one lens of his spectacles.
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THE LAND OF UPSIDE DOWN

THAT IS my English rendering of Muang Thai, which is more commonly translated as "The Land of the Free," and which you were taught at school to call Siam, I prefer my own translation, for Muang Thai did not win freedom when her armies defeated the Burmese invaders in the eighteenth century.
What Price Europe? 1011
GENERAL ARTICLES

What Price Europe?

THE EYES of the world, never far turned away or rested, are again fixed on turbulent Europe. From the West across the Atlantic, the United States, hands close on her dwindling purse, watches, anxiously. From the East, over the flat Mongolian plains Japan sends long, calculating glances.
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GENERAL ARTICLES

STUMP-WANGLING

IF YOU ARE an Eastern Canadian visiting the West-I do not mean the prairies; they are not “West” any more—you are sure to meet the black stump. If you go to live there, you get to know the species well. The stump rancher is to the Coastal West what the wheat farmer is to the prairies.
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GENERAL ARTICLES

Old-Fashioned Father

IN CHINA, where everything is opposite, the children bow to their parents and worship their ancestors. In Canada, many parents bow to their children, whose general opinion of their ancestors is that they must have been a pretty poor lot. We make an awful fuss over our offspring.
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Title Hunting

How DO YOU make an Imperialist? Pussibly there are many answers, but after attending the Empire Games I can suggest one thoroughly tested recipe. Take a youthful Canadian sport champion; mix him, or her, with the athletic leaders from all other parts of the Empire;
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