AT THE HEIGHT of this year’s Channel swimming season a much ballyhooed American schoolgirl, Shirley May France, went to England to splash the gap and quickly fell afoul of the newspapers. The chunky mermaid (who didn’t make it) spent her 17th birthday sobbing that she was homesick and didn’t like England.By GORDON SINCLAIR23 min
Gilbert Breckenbridge Associates Engineering Consultants Toronto, Ont. 20 July, 1949. Fred Sjoberg, Sjoberg Contracting Supply, NYC. Dear Fred, Please do something for me immediately. My daughter Ann has gone out of her mind. She writes me she’s in love with some long-haired Bohemian in Greenwich Village.By ROBERT ZACKS17 min
CANADA is bidding $30 millions for a lead role in a new air age. For the first time we are out to crack the world market with aircraft and engines not only built but conceived and designed in Canada. We are making this gamble just as aviation is hurtling into a revolutionary new era in which anything mounting a propeller is as old as the Wright Brothers and in which you must be jet propelled to win, place or show.By GERALD ANGLIN16 min
THE FOOTBALL season of 1949 was marked by (a) more American imports, (b) the adoption of the T formation by the majority of the teams, (c) the much more frequent use of the shifting or 5-4 defense and, unfortunately, (d) certain distressing signs indicating that if something constructive is not soon done to bolster intermediate and junior rugby football our game, like the Roman armies of old, may soon be turned over to the mercenaries.
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