IF CHANGING cactus plants into apple trees is a task demanding magic powers, there are a lot of magicians in overalls and rubber boots plodding around British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. They use a hoe for a wand, a generous supply of plain water in place of a magic elixir, but they get results just the same.By G. E. VALENTINE15 min
WHEN THE management of New York’s Carnegie Hall a few years ago invited Paul Whiteman to give a concert of “symphonic jazz,” the dyed-inthe-wool symphony lovers raised their hands in horror. Jazz in Carnegie Hall! A desecration! But Paul Whiteman’s concert was a big success.By WALLACE REYBURN11 min
LONDON, July 8. (By cable)—Before this war began, it was the custom to say that, if it came, it would be the end of civilization. It was an easy, resounding prophecy, and it always impressed those who heard it. Now that war has come, I am not so sure about civilization's end.
WE CAN serve our country by preserving its products. So an army of housekeepers is on the job preventing waste and providing for their families by the transformation of August’s fruit into next winter’s jams, jellies, conserves, butters and marmalades.By HELEN G. CAMPBELL6 min
A NUMBER of artistically inclined citizens of Peterborough, Ont., have gathered together in a sketch club. They have a grand time of it every summer, wandering about the country with drawing pads, easels and paint boxes, doing water colors of local beauty spots.
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