December 1, 1949

The Inside Story of Gordon Sinclair 1213
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The Inside Story of Gordon Sinclair

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.
Let’s Stop the Whistling Torture 2223
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Let’s Stop the Whistling Torture

Canada is one of the three civilized countries still using the lash. Penologists say it doesn’t cure criminals
NOBODY HAS A HUNDRED DOLLARS 1819
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NOBODY HAS A HUNDRED DOLLARS

His need was grim; he must ask his friends the hundred-dollar question. He found dollars, dollars everywhere but not a dime to lend
STOP THAT MARRIAGE 1011
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STOP THAT MARRIAGE

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.
The Case of THE POISONED CABBIE 67
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The Case of THE POISONED CABBIE

Beginning the Story of Antoine Rivard, Famous Criminal Lawyer
OUR ALL-OUT GAMBLE FOR JET SUPREMACY 2021
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OUR ALL-OUT GAMBLE FOR JET SUPREMACY

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.
TED REEVE PICKED MACLEAN'S ALL-CANADIAN'S 89
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TED REEVE PICKED MACLEAN'S ALL-CANADIAN'S

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.
VAL d'OR: HALFBOOTS AND HIGH HEELS 1617
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VAL d'OR: HALFBOOTS AND HIGH HEELS

Quebec's lusty young city of gold defiantly kicks up its heels but progress and plumbing are taming it into respectability
The Most Beautiful Ambassador 1415
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The Most Beautiful Ambassador

A slight but striking woman in a sari endured three terms in British jails to win through to Washington as the much-loved envoy of 340 million free Indians
SWEDEN SITS ON THE FENCE 2223
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SWEDEN SITS ON THE FENCE

Are the Swedes our most civilized people, or our most cynical? Their prosperous welfare state rests on a hair trigger between East and West
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