May 1, 1950

RENDEZVOUS IN RIGA 2021
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RENDEZVOUS IN RIGA

APPREHENSIVE for a moment at Anna’s sudden departure, I reassured myself that she had left only for her duties as the coach’s porteress, that we had been lucky Makrinski had not come in while she had been with me in the compartment. Daylight brought the creeping train across the last stretch of the dismal Baltic plain.
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Brother, Stay 'Way From My Girl

IT WAS just about the best night for a prom, Paul thought, that had ever been invented. As he walked home from a last-minute trip to the school he took an approving look at it, just as he had taken an approving look, as chairman of the committee, at the decorations in the gym.
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"WHEN THAT GREAT SHIP WENT DOWN"

AT EXACTLY 11.40 on the cold, clear night, of Sunday, April 14, 1912, the world’s largest - and most luxurious ship, the White Star liner Titanic, making her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, plowed at full speed into a great mountain of ice about 800 miles east of Halifax.
Two Billions Call Him Doctor 2021
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Two Billions Call Him Doctor

SINCE he first hung out his shingle in his home town of Oakville, Ont., 25 years ago, Dr. Brock Chisholm has seen his practice widen at a rate most small-town doctors would find alarming. In recent years he has successively become doctor to the Canadian Army, physician-in-chief to the Canadian people, and M.O.H. to all mankind.
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Casa Loma: A White Elephant Hits the Jackpot

A TWO-MILLION-DOLLAR pile of masonry, marble and mahogany called Casa Loma stands on the crest of a sharp rise of ground in Toronto’s north-central residential section. A stranger coming on it unexpectedly might think a time machine had slipped a few cogs and thrown him back into the Middle Ages.

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He Blew The Whistle On Windsor Vice

LAST March Essex County Magistrate J. Arthur Hanrahan sentenced bootlegger Joe Assef to six months in jail and plunged the city of Windsor, Ont., into two weeks of explosive investigations of vice-ring activities in what has long been Canada’s best publicized “wide-open town.”
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Whatever Happened to JIM COLEMAN?

ONE EVENING late in January I walked into the offices of the Toronto Globe and Mail, turned the key in the lock of my private alcove and peered into the semidarkness. The typewriter hadn’t been stolen. The typewriter barely was visible beneath the litter of letters, magazines, tired old newspapers and moribund copies of the Daily Racing Form.
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People Aren’t Polite Any More

WHETHER it’s because they’re wiser, ruder or just more numerous, people today aren’t as polite as they used to be. Until World War I any man who didn’t eat with his fingers observed such basic rules as removing his hat when he spoke to a woman, seeing that she got a seat on a streetcar and generally minding his P’s and Q’s in her presence.
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HOW PETER POCOCK GOT A BREAK

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SHE'S BOSSED 12,000 BRIDES

CLAIRE DREIER (rhymes with buyer) has attended more weddings than any woman in Canada. As head of the wedding bureau in the downtown Toronto store of the T. Eaton Company she spends seven days a week, 24 hours a day, planning, arranging and going to weddings —sometimes four in one day.
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