TRURO, N.S., had a practice blackout recently, when a couple of queer bits of business turned up. In one lightless household there was trouble with a two-year-old lad who wouldn’t stay put. Finally his exasperated mother picked the boy up, set him down firmly on the diningroom table, told him to stay there.
IT IS good news that Canada is taking the lead in a move to apply North American technical genius to the job of designing new and better war weapons. In mid-March Ottawa announced the creation of an Army Technical Development Board, headed by Victor Sifton, Master General of the Ordnance.
WE WERE listening to two men discussing Bruce Hutchison's new book on Canada — “The Unknown Country.” One said, “There’s some splendid descriptive writing in it, but I think Hutchison is fundamentally a bit of a romanticist. I mean he seems to be something of an idealist, if you know what I mean.”
Cured—After writing a prescription the physician told him that the druggist would probably charge him sixty cents for filling it. Then the patient asked the physician to lend him the money. The physician carefully scratched out a part of the prescription and handed it back, with ten cents, remarking: “You can have that filled for a dime.
JAPANESE strength was greatly underestimated when the Japanese drive south began, and now Jap air fleets are hammering at Australia. Why scorn Japan’s power to strike north toward Vladivostok and Alaska? Singapore fell when the enemy marched in through an ill-guarded back door.
An Ice Idea—Up at the barracks they have a new name for the guys called up for military training. They call them “icicles” — drips that got caught in the draft.—Regina LeaderPost. Bravo, Australia!—If ever a country should be helped it is Australia which gave men, money and materials to the Allied cause without stint, but now finds herself facing actual warfare on her own shores.— St. Thomas Times-Journal.
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