IN THIS Letter I propose to discuss a problem of British life which has been sharply accentuated by the war, and which is now confronting Parliament. That the Government is reluctant to take drastic action in the matter is understandable, but there are strong forces urging them to do so, and they are growing in strength.By A Beverley Baxter's11 min
Director, Chatelaine Institute WITH factories going full blast, with offices the bustling hives of industry they are, with shops doing a lively business, more people than ever are “eating out” at noon. Hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, tearooms, snack bars, lunch counters and lunch boxes are catering to the midday appetites of thousands, and on the whole making a pretty good job of it.By HELEN G. CAMPBELL6 min
MERCHANT Jack of the Merchant Navy—could you do us a piece on him and his ships?” asked this narrative's assignment. “He runs about one man to every 175 tons of deep-sea shipping. Last official figures state 4,432,527 tons lost, which means that the equivalent of two land divisions of Merchant Jacks have suffered a wet shirt or worse.By CHARLES RAWLINGS18 min
A sudden change of temperature may shatter opals to pieces. That is why they are said to be unlucky. Their beauty is frequently also their doom, since small natural cracks enhance their radiance and malees them liable to complete fracture.By HENRY ASHBERY4 min
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