After Pop Foster gave in and answered the phone young McLarnin went to New York — and he went big. The ex-newsboy from Vancouver fought 22 fights in nine years, but he ate lemon pie with a gangster only once
Matthew Begbie was the law in untamed British Columbia, this man who sang in the church choir and hanged murderers from the nearest tree. He was accused of graft, his life was threatened, but he blustered his way into the legends of a new landBy BRUCE HUTCHISON14 min
Before he broke with the party four months ago, T. G. McManus, a member of the Communist Central Committee for Canada, had already been shown his underground hideout, been issued his code name and his orders for sabotaging industry — all part of the Communist blueprint for treason if war should come between Canada and RussiaBy T. G. McMANUS14 min
Denounced as pure filth, revered as ultimate truth, the teachings of Sigmund Freud have influenced our books, movies and the way we rear our children. He gave us the subconscious, the libido and the idBy LISTER SINCLAIR13 min
I REMEMBER the day well. It was Friday, May the 9th, in the year 1941. About 10 young air force pilots, including Hindus, Australians, New Zealanders and Canadians had arranged that I should show them around the Houses of Parliament and we had reached the Commons just after it had adjourned at 4.30 p.m.By BEVERLEY BAXTER13 min
Jack Creed walked across Europe on his way to establishing Toronto’s toniest fur salon. Now he drives in a limousine to his $400,000 business where the customer is always right as long as she agrees with JackBy EYA-LIS WUORIO13 min
Canada's No. 1 man of the theatre, Gratien Gélinas, the idol of Quebec, is as good at figures as he is at writing, directing, producing and starring in his smash hits. Now he's got Broadway producers interested in staging his sensational play, "Tit-Coq"By GEORGE HILLYARD ROBERTSON12 min
The few men who know them can read in the rivers of ice that orchids will bloom on Baffin Island and palm trees wave from Greenland’s shore. They say, too, that glaciers sometimes growlBy MORTON HUNT10 min
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