January 1, 1944

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Beverley Baxter's LONDON LETTER

The Last Year of War?

WHEN these words are read this war will have lasted longer than the one of 1914-1918. We are into the Fifth Year. What lessons are to be gathered from this frightful prolongation of a conflict which by all laws of sanity should have consumed the world in flames two years ago? Wars last a long time.
The Year of Decision? 0_21
Editorials

The Year of Decision?

A LOT of people are convinced that the end of the war with Germany will come in 1944. We doubt it, but would be happy indeed were we shown to be a poor prognosticator. Our Ottawa observer reports that the politicians are not taking any chances; that, just in case, they are warming up for a general election.
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HUMOR

PARADE THE GRIN AND BARE IT SECTION

CANADIAN-AMERICAN relations advanced several points on a bullish market in Edmonton the other day when Barney, a Boston bulldog, returned home to his mistress with his tear ducts fixed and a snappy new harness adorning his little body. After wandering away from his home, Barney had been missing for some time—but apparently he was in good hands, visiting with the boys of the U. S. Army Engineers at their big Edmonton base.
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GENERAL ARTICLES

Pink Pills for Green Gills

Here is the story behind the Canadian Navy’s discovery of a secret remedy for seasickness
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GENERAL ARTICLES

BACKSTAGE AT OTTAWA

BIG LIBERAL guns already are barking in anticipation of an election in 1944. They join the chorus of heavy artillery which both Progressive-Conservative and CCF leaders have been firing. Skilled Ottawa observers see, at present, only one result from a ’44 contest: stalemate.
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In the Editor's Confidence

In the Editor's Confidence

WE DON’T say this in a superior way, but magazine editors make their New Year resolutions a long time ahead. They have to. So many arrangements and so many people are involved in carrying them out. Even then, other people’s resolutions keep getting in the way.
RADIO Hysterics 1011
GENERAL ARTICLES

RADIO Hysterics

"Compared with radio the theatre is crystal-clear and simple, and the movies seem a straightforward manufacturing process like making cheese"
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GENERAL ARTICLES

Crush Germany ... or Else !

Smash the Junkers and Industrialists ... Destroy German aviation ... Supervise German youth, police and propaganda ... Or lose the peace—Vansittart
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Wit and Wisdom

Laughing Matter

Turnabout—A commercial traveller, looking at the dingy shop, asked the shopkeeper: “How in the world do you make a go of things at all?” The tradesman pointed to the other end of the shop and said: “You see that fellow there? Well, he works for me and I can’t pay him; so in two years he gets the shop.
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SPORT

SALLYS IN OUR ALLEYS

The hand that rocks the cradle now trundles the ball that topples the maples in a feminine invasion of the bowling alleys
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Wit and Wisdom

In Fewer Words

Map-Happy—Comes now the tedious task of undoing all the geography that Adolf made up as he went along. —Sudbury Star. Wee Wisdom—Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your own way.—Galt Reporter. Griddle Aches?—The bridegroom and 15 guests took sick at a Montreal wedding.
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FICTION

A Week Away from it All

Elizabeth was a whiz at winning jingle contests but she had quite a time making freedom rhyme with happiness
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GENERAL ARTICLES

TURNSTILE to HISTORY

War in Italy is a war of bridges —and this is the story of a bridge which became the nerve centre of the 8th Army
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