May 1, 1952

Fiction

FOR 3 NIGHTS ONLY

A MACLEAN'S FLASHBACK

BILLY SUNDAY OF THE BIRDS

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HERO OF THE HUNTED MEN

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Fiction

FOR 3 NIGHTS ONLY

Dave still had stars in his eyes and the brightest was the famous Maggie Raven. But no one counted on Rita playing the rowdy last act for keeps
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A MACLEAN'S FLASHBACK

BILLY SUNDAY OF THE BIRDS

The call of the wild goose touched the cantankerous heart of Jack Miner and he made a home for them and a niche in the hall of fame. Many scientists still frown at his methods, but the unlettered lecturer swayed a continent
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HERO OF THE HUNTED MEN

Defying death at the hands of Russian agents Yaroslav Stetzko leads a multi-language patchwork army of underground fighters in a crusade to crush Russian imperialism. In a Munich beer cellar he told a Maclean’s editor of his audacious hopes to break up the Soviet Union from within
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BIGGEST MAN ON THE BIGGEST CAMPUS

Few of the thirty-seven hundred students whom Dr. Sidney Smith sends out to face the world this spring will he able to match the shrewd wizardry of this ex-farm boy who manages to keep his opinions controversial, his manner folksy and our largest university solvent
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Our Passport was a Dishrag

Washing pots in Sweden, baby-sitting in Holland, drawing beer in Warwickshire, these two Canadian girls saw a Europe the tourists never even glimpse. They didn’t bring back a Fath creation but they did once try to wash themselves in wine
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THE FARMER WHO MAKES MOVIES

Osmond Borradaile, the veteran Canadian cameraman who has won critical huzzas for Royal Journey, has gone back to his Chilliwack farm where he sometimes rises at 4.30 to milk the cows. And he has no intention of ever returning to the Hollywood rat race he once knew
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WE LIVE IN THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS HOUSE

WHEN my wife and I took possession of the most famous house in the world in Levittown, N.Y., the lawyer representing Levitt and Sons, builders, gave us a fleeting glimpse of the $7,990 mortgage cheque lent us by a bank. We endorsed it and signed a pile of documents.
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THE CHAMP STILL BABY SITS

Marlene Stewart, who started her golfing career with a hole in one and then quickly improved, hasn’t let the glitter of all her trophies dazzle her. Back home in Fonthill, Ont., she’s known as the girl who plays trumpet in the school band as well as Canada’s athlete of the year
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LONDON LETTER

RAB BUTLER’S BID FOR POWER

THE British House of Commons is like a theatre where the drama of events and personalities is played under the fierce arc light of history. It is also like the stock exchange where human values are always changing. Perhaps it is even more like a boxing contest where one blow may determine the result.
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BACKSTAGE AT OTTAWA

The PCs Get Spring Fever

PROGRESSIVE Conservatives are cockier this spring than they’ve been since the roof fell in on them in 1949. Realists among them don’t really expect to win the 1953 election (after all, the Gallup Poll still gives the Liberals forty-six percent of the popular vote, the PCs only forty-three percent).
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