June 15, 1946

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Up Please!

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The Beard

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Escape in Spring

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Up Please!

PETE saw her from the doorway of his elevator car. She came into the building, fresh and clean as a prairie breeze, with an eagerness that almost shouted, “The world is mine and this is the moment I’ve been waiting for.” She sort of bounced to the directory board, or she would have in lower heels instead of the French heels that she wasn’t used to.
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The Beard

IT SEEMED to Judy that from the moment of her birth the Beard had dominated her life. It was her first memory: when she was very small and, reaching up, put her hands on it, grandpop had slapped them away, admonishing in his peppery high voice: “Bad girl! Mustn’t touch!”
Escape in Spring 2021
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Escape in Spring

THE ROAD was bad at the best of times, and now the frost was heaving out of it in “honey pots.” The down stage lost a wheel and in consequence reached Barley’s Tavern just an hour before the arrival of the up stage. And then, on top of all that, two horsemen arrived from opposite directions.
You and Your Dog 1819
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You and Your Dog

THERE isn’t much to remember,” they tell you when you buy your first dog. “Feed him five (some people say four) times a day for three months and then cut down gradually. Worm him when he’s 12 weeks old, and if he goes off his feed, be sure to call the vet.”
How I Went Bust 2021
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How I Went Bust

THE EDITOR has asked me to state the facts, and here they are: A year and a half ago, after a spell in uniform, I decided to go into business for myself. The idea was to make furniture to order in the basement of my home. My first order brought $250—netted $150 pay for my work.
Will Newfoundland Join Canada? 67
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Will Newfoundland Join Canada?

THIS MONTH Newfoundlanders go to the polls for the first time in 14 years—the first step in a chain of political events which will give them a chance to replace their Britishappointed Commission of Government with either a return to self-government or union with Canada.
WHY CAN’T WE LIVE FOREVER? 89
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WHY CAN’T WE LIVE FOREVER?

ASSUME THAT you are in the prime of life. No aches anywhere. You leap out of bed in the morning, bursting with energy. You run up three flights of stairs without losing your wind. You play three sets of tennis with no sign of fatigue. Why shouldn’t you go on and on in this way forever?
BEWARE THE 35-MINUTE WAR 1819
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BEWARE THE 35-MINUTE WAR

THERE IS no denying it that this is a warlike age. To realize this, all we need do is to look at what is happening, and then glance back on what happened a few years before the outbreak of the recent war. Six years before the Germans invaded Poland, Hitler said to his friend Forster:
He Licked Polio 1213
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He Licked Polio

LAST MONTH, when Henry Wightman walked up the aisle to receive his degree as Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, three people in Grant Hall knew that a struggle begun more than 20 years ago had been won. The three were Henry and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Wightman, Cornwall, and the struggle was against infantile paralysis, which struck Henry down in his crib.
BULL MARKET 1213
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BULL MARKET

HALF AN HOUR on Bay Street and somebody is telling you about the Chinese laundry man, retired, who came pad-padding around the corner from Toronto’s Chinatown and ordered his broker to buy him 10,000 shares of a mining stock called Quemont at 10 cents a share.
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