March 15, 1951

ARTICLES

THE CASE HISTORY OF COMRADE BUCK

A MACLEAN'S FLASH BACK

FRANKLIN'S FOLLY

FICTION

The Hex-Man of Croaker's Hole

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ARTICLES

THE CASE HISTORY OF COMRADE BUCK

IF CANADA should fight and lose a war against Soviet Russia within the next 10 years, the leading aspirant to the job of Canada’s first dictator will be a small, bland, blue-eyed man who likes dogs, children, carnations and the poetry of Shelley.
FRANKLIN'S FOLLY 2021
A MACLEAN'S FLASH BACK

FRANKLIN'S FOLLY

ON MAY 19, 1845, the guns of Greenwich boomed in farewell and two ships dropped down the Thames on a voyage that was to take them into the unknown island masses and ice fields of Canada's Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. Striding his scrubbed deck, gallantly waving to the crowds, was a bald aristocratic hero, Sir John Franklin, imperious sea dog who had fought with Nelson at Copenhagen and Trafalgar, veteran explorer who twice before had led overland exploration treks into the Canadian Arctic.
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FICTION

The Hex-Man of Croaker's Hole

OUR STRIKER ripped another page from his tablet, crumpled it, and fired it through the cuddy port to join the fleet of spoiled-paper balls that bobbed against the swordfisherman's hull. "You're making a line gale out of a breeze," the skipper told him.
CONSCRIPTION! 1415
Articles

CONSCRIPTION!

IF AND WHEN Canada goes to war we shall have all-out conscription immediately. The Government is committed to that already. Whether any such decision is on record, even in the secret. minutes of the Cabinet, is very doubtful. The question has been discussed from time to time, but cabinets don't usually take formal decisions so far in advance of action.
The Battered Boss of Windsor 1617
Articles

The Battered Boss of Windsor

ARTHUR J. REAUME, a boyish, brash but not un bloodied politician of 44, has been mayor of Windsor, Ont., continuously for 10 years and two-and-a-half months excepting eight days last January when he was temporarily evicted in as cockeyed and bitter a political battle as ever beset a Canadian community.
HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR INCOME TAX 1819

HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR INCOME TAX

A FATHER of rive children started up a grocery business in Toronto’s east end in 1947. That first year he lost $850. In 1948 he figured he made a profit of $4,000. After claiming exemptions for his wife and five children he paid $370 tax. The next year he counted his profit at $5,000, on which he owed $377.
YOU TOO CAN BE A PERFECT PARENT 1011
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YOU TOO CAN BE A PERFECT PARENT

SO YOU'VE just become a father? Congratulations! A boy? Nice going! I'll bet you can hardly wait to start guiding him past the pitfalls of childhood. You're probably peering into his basinette right now, watching for maladjustments as if you were looking for spots.
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REGINA'S ALWAYS STARTING SOMETHING

THAT'S WHAT the Winnipeg Free Press thought of Regina's prospects in 1882. Obviously, it was a bad guess, but the mistake is understandable. The fact that the Free Press was so wrong is a tribute to the zeal and energy of Regina's early settlers, because most of what the editorial writer said was true.
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WHOOPING COUGH

Number One Baby-Killer

ACROSS Canada the Health League's 10,000 placards in streetcars and buses proclaim: "Protect your children against smallpox, diphtheria and whooping cough!" Many who read the notices are surprised to see whooping cough getting a mention in the same breath as smallpox and diphtheria.
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A LETTER FROM MID-ATLANTIC

GOOD NEWS FROM A TRAVELER

THE Queen Mary is rolling her way home through an illtempered slate-grey sea and a drizzling mist that lingers like a tedious guest. Many passengers find themselves mysteriously fatigued today and intend to remain in their cabins. Others are sitting in their deck chairs gazing earnestly at a book but never seem to turn the page.
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