March 15, 1937

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" maiden effort"

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Holy Mackerel

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Victory

" maiden effort" 2021
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" maiden effort"

The Story: Kelsey Hare, architect, goes to the country for a rest, and there he meets Martin Holmes, unsuccessful author, who lives with a stupid retainer named Glunk on his own run-down estate. Under the pseudonym of Templeton Sayles, Holmes has entered a novel called “Love Without Sin" in a contest conducted by Purity Pictures, Inc., and it has been returned.
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Holy Mackerel

NAMES ARE fascinating things to speculate upon; they shouldn’t ever be taken for granted. The names of places, the names of things, the names of men. Given some proper key, a name will betray hidden sources of race, of character, the subtle spring to human conduct.
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Victory

IN THE dream world where Michel Caron struggled, the sound of the bells was like a tide engulfing him, and he fought against it into wakefulness and still the waves rolled all about him. He swam on a sea of sound. He blinked his eyes, stretched wearily in the great feather bed and flung an arm across his forehead.
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Crazy ABOUT HORSES

DAD SAID to ride Jacob, the two-year-old, and leave Matthew in his stall because Matthew was a little off his feed. And so I didn’t have much chance to do any thinking during those three fast miles separating our white stone house from the twentyacre tract where Uncle Bill had made over the rambling barn into what he called his duplex studio.
Hutterite Commune 1819
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Hutterite Commune

WESTERN CANADA is not all droughtand debt-ridden. While hundreds of thousands are destitute and on relief, and Ottawa sees a national emergency in the three prairie provinces, there are some Western farmers, rich in money, land and cattle, to whom debts and relief are unknown.
Trade School Racket 1011
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Trade School Racket

FOR EXAMPLE, you are a boy or a girl in your late ’teens or early twenties. You are through school, and you are not going to college. You are ambitious. You want to get on in the world, and you have sufficient intelligence to understand that in this world nobody gets on very far without expert knowledge of some sort.
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Home Rule for Vancouver Island ?

EASTERN Canadian businessmen and economists take a passing look at Western Canada, shake their heads and exclaim: “There’s too much government in Canada. Nine provinces for a population of ten millions—absurd! It is the cost of government that has burdened us with debt.”
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This Man, My Father

THE VERY WEEK I was given a good position in the broker’s office I moved into a fine new apartment and wrote to my father and mother Windsor, whom I hadn’t seen in five years, beggmg them to come to New York to see me. At the station I saw them coming up the iron stairs the trains very slowly.
Wire Chief 1819
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Wire Chief

I AM a wire chief. My job is “to maintain clear and uninterrupted communications, and when failures occur, to ascertain their cause and lotion, And to direct the expeditious repair thereof.” A telegraph wire chief works everlastinly under the pressure of haste.
Our Constitutional Tangle 1011
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Our Constitutional Tangle

WHAT’S THIS constitutional headache Canada suffers from? Like Mark Twain’s weather, everybody talks about it, but nobody tells where, how or why it hurts, or what can or should be done about it. To Dominion politicians, the B. N. A. Act (our constitution) is Public Enemy No. 1. They say it stifles reform.
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