October 15, 1940

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Pete Gets a Job

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El Dorado

GENERAL ARTICLES

The Royal City

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Pete Gets a Job

ELLERBY GRANT thrust forward his grey head like an ill-tempered bulldog about to snatch a bone. He had found this gesture enough to freeze the blood of his staff at the Ellerby Grant Electrical Appliances Company; but the blue-eyed, black-haired, lank young man who had been his son-in-law for two weeks and two days, lay back on the couch and stared up at Ellerby Grant as if he were a mechanical toy.
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El Dorado

BARE TO the waist, in cotton trousers and grass sandals, his host’s gifts, Slim Driscoll stood and hacked a half-inch beard. For three days he had lain in this white, low-beamed room till strength was running in his veins again. Before that he recalled how, in response to his smoke signal, men had come up the road and brought them down into a fruitful land.

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GENERAL ARTICLES

The Royal City

ON THE EVENING of Monday, April 23, 1827, a group of half a dozen men pushed their way through rain-soaked bush beneath dripping trees to a chosen spot in the forests of what now is Wellington County, Ontario, and paused at the foot of a towering maple.
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CROWD FEVER

JEFF HAINES parked his second-hand car under a venerable maple, took a sniff of the hot blue-and-gold morning and opened the Middlemoor Golf Driving Range to the public. From the little clapboard shack that served as office and general storeroom, he brought forth a number of tin pails filled with golf balls and set one at each of his eight stalls. Stacks of clubs came next.
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LUCY

CHOOGER BLAIR was curled up on a bale of bay, trying to recapture a few of the many hundreds of hours sleep he had lost during his going-on-thirtysix years of life, when there was a hand at his shoulder and a voice in his exposed ear. “Chooger, my lad.”
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NO! France Will Never Be Nazi

TO BE divided among themselves is the most bitter fate of the vanquished. “Bad Frenchmen,” say those who remain in France to those who have gone. “You desert your unfortunate country.” “Bad Frenchmen,” say those who have gone, to those who remain. “You accept the invader’s law and comply with his wishes.”
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Motor Industry CARRIES ON

IT IS ONLY a few weeks ago that people stopped enquiring whether there would be any 1941 automobile models. Indeed some of them did not enquire, but dogmatically asserted that there would be none. They had been informed by friends “in the know” that a secret order had been issued to all motor car manufacturers on 'his continent that no new models were to be produced.
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GENERAL ARTICLES

HOW DO WE PAY FOR WAR?

IT COSTS more to fight a war today than it ever did before. In the first full fiscal year of the last war, Canada spent about $475,000 a day as its share. In the last year of the Great War, the figure jumped to $1,400,000 a day. This war is more expensive.
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Backstage at Ottawa

IF HUMILITY be the beginning of wisdom, the Government’s experience with the last war loan may have been good for our Cabinet Ministers. It shocked them out of complacency, out of the extraordinary delusion that the country was hanging upon their every word, filled with admiration for their achievements.
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LONDON LETTER

Civilian Front Line

THIS LETTER is being written on a Monday ... I was in the country and drove home in a leisurely sunshine in order to go out to dine with an elderly lady who lives near the Albert Hall. Forty-fiveyear-old Flight Lieutenant Goode, whom I found in the Maginot Line last January, is staying with me, and toward eight o’clock we set out in our little car.
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