ANNE Bannister woke at seven o’clock as she always did and lay wishing she need never get up. She was not sleepy—somehow, these days, she was too tense for that—but she was heavy with long-continued fatigue. She felt she would give anything in the world if only she could stay in bed and be waited on.By McKNIGHT MALMAR
THOUSANDS have had their spirits broken, perhaps soured, by not getting into a lifework they enjoy. More thousands have gone through a heartbreaking series of job changes, switching from one to another until they finally found one that fit them.By DONALD A. LAIRD
AS SOON as we got into the yard, I wished we’d come sooner, right away after Mr. Brimacombe said about Old MacLachlin not having his crop in yet. It wouldn't be so good if Old Mac had gone and died without anybody knowing about it. I sure wished Jake and me had come sooner.By W. O. MITCHELL
IT IS always possible when several score foreigners who formerly lived in China are assembled to obtain at least half a dozen sharply differing replies to the question: “What manner of man is General Chiang Kai-shek?” The answers to this question will always cover the following wide range of opinion:By HALLETT ABEND
OUR town of Liverpool lies beside the largest of Nova Scotia’s rivers, the Mersey River, just where the fresh water mingles with the salt. Our long main street curves about a tidal basin and puts a pair of bridges across the water like arms about a beloved, for the river and the harbor are our town’s pleasure and its life, a marriage of convenience, 185 years old, where love has grown with time.By THOMAS H. RADDALL
THE British Empire’s biggest hotel is the Royal York in Toronto. That is a fact so well known that any member of the armed forces who has passed through the Union Station—and what Canadian fighting man in this war of constant movement hasn’t?—can quote it.By PATERSON MAY, War has made Canada's biggest hotel one of the Dominion's most densely populated places—a concentrated centre of human activity
MOSCOW (By Wireless): Four days after the Red Army had liberated the Black Sea port of Odessa, a gaunt, ragged man emerged one dark night from a hole in a cliff on the seashore about 10 miles from the city. Stealthily looking around, he then turned back and helped a trembling but determined women from the hole.By ANNA LOUISE STRONG
SOMEWHERE in France (By cable): Did you ever try to unload a sack of potatoes from a rowboat after running it up on the shore? If not, try it sometime this summer. Pick a windy morning on your favorite lake or ocean front. Drop the sack into your boat froih some sandy dock, then row in choppy water against a bare shore and haul the sack up on the beach to your summer cabin a couple of hundred yards inland.By L. S. B. SHAPIRO
BEYOGLU, TURKEY (By Cable)—The semiOriental background of Istanbul is a battleground today for a secret and vicious war in which words, money and brains are the weapons, but seldom guns. Espionage agents from every country operate in this geographically strategic city, which spraddles from exotic Asia across the prized straits into western Europe.By CHARLES LANIUS
ON AUG. 1 I wrote in my London Letter that the feud between Hitler and certain generals of the High Command had reached a point where an explosion could not long be delayed. I also gave it as my opinion that Hitler could not dismiss Field Marshal von Rundstedt without discouraging the nation and bringing the feud of the Nazi High Command to a head.
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