BESIDES HER codfisheries, pulp forests and iron ore deposits, Newfoundland brought with her into Canada an asset unlisted in the terms of confederation. Not since the emergence of Quebec’s Houde and Duplessis and the retirement of Ontario’s Hepburn has the Dominion turned up a political figure as colorful, volatile and aggressive as Newfoundland’s surprising Joe Smallwood.By GERALD ANGLIN20 min
ALTHOUGH fifteen years have gone since Julian Kyd disappeared from this earth there are those who have not forgotten. At dinner tables in Beverly Hills, in obscure little lunch joints off Times Square, in the smoky restaurants of Soho and the cafés of Montmartre his name is sometimes mentioned, and many odd theories are advanced as to his whereabouts and as to why he vanished.By THOMAS DUNCAN20 min
AN ARTIFICIAL kidney was used for the first. time on this continent, to save the life of a human being in the Toronto General Hospital on December 6, 1946. It was built and used by one of Canada’s outstanding surgeons, Dr. D. W. Gordon Murray, of Toronto.By JUNE CALLWOOD15 min
UNLESS you live in a remote swamp, don’t have a radio, don’t read anything and never talk to anybody, you know all sort of things about all sorts of famous people. You know how the Aly Khan feels about Rita Hayworth. You know President Truman gets up early and isn’t fussy about being photographed in a bathing suit.By JAMES BANNERMAN13 min
HONG KONG—Gold is like opium or blood —it has no race, no nationality, no patriotism. It runs through the world’s arteries like a phantom, oblivious of laws, loyalties, danger and frontiers. In Asia where life is cheap gold is worth more than blood, for it never rusts, ages or decays.By WILLIAM COSTELLO12 min
JAMES FITZPATRICK is undoubtedly the man who most enjoys his work in the entire movie industry, for he makes lovely dough doing exactly what his heart desires above all else: jaunting around the globe. Mr. Fitzpatrick, who prefers to be known as “The Voice of the World,” creates MGM’s “Travel Talks.”By KATE HOLLIDAY10 min
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