SITTING in the school classrooms of today is the generation which, in the aftermath of the most cataclysmic conflict in human history, will inherit the task of putting the world together again and making it stay put. Among them are those who, twenty or thirty years hence, will be running this nation’s affairs.
IF IT isn’t too humid for imagining, let us suppose that we are sitting out on the back porch with some of the contributors to this number of Maclean’s. You have dropped in, and, after warning you to close the screen door and not let the flies into the house, we have introduced you to our guests.
THERE are public voices and even university committees who are already advocating a peace with Hitler’s followers after his violent death which every student of history expects soon—a death expected soon because most conquerors, when they began to lose battles, have been murdered or imprisoned by their own followers.
THE PHONE in my hotel bedroom “somewhere in Australia” rang and a faraway American voice said, “Monks? British war correspondent? Number 170?” I said, “Yes.” Then the Voice said, “It’s tonight,” and I heard the click as the receiver was replaced at the other end.By NOEL MONKS
THE OLD MAN’S son was born on Christmas Eve, and the Old Man’s brother, Walter, who is in Operations at home, did the walking up and down outside the delivery room, pulling at his tie in great agitation. (“I may have been only a substitute, but it was awful!” he said later.By JOHN RHODES STURDY
THIS MORNING the sun shone on old London with all the warm extravagance of May. There may have been the sunshine that caused Father Sunn, a Catholic priest in my constituency, to call me up and suggest a visit to the House of Commons. His name is actually Father Sunn.By A. Beverley Baxter
PRIME MINISTER King can take a lot of credit for the triumphal visit of Madame Chiang. It was his personal intervention at Washington that is said to have been the deciding factor in persuading Madame to visit Canada. Madame’s brilliant and erudite speech in the House of Commons was far above the heads of many but after talking with her at the press conference which followed, most correspondents were willing to admit that this very great person could easily have written such a speech herself.By THE MAN WITH A NOTEBOOK
IF WHITE farmers of Kelowna, B.C., in the heart of the Okanagan fruit country, want Japanese workers to tide them over the labor shortage they must be prepared to let them remain in the area indefinitely. They have been so informed by the B. C. Security Commission, established to move the Japs out of the coastal military zone.
WE PRESENT four Canadian girls who have not only got started on their way up in the cruelly competitive world of New York’s most glamorous trades—show business and fashion modelling—but are rising so fast that already the approval of the critics and the clink of dollars are resounding sweetly in their ears.By LOIS MAXON
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