August 1, 1952

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AN IKON FOR IRENA

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Canada Recruits the "Man Who Won the War"

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The Silent Struggle at Laval

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AN IKON FOR IRENA

THROUGH THE SIBERIAN GLOOM THE YAKUTS CHANTER BEHIND THEIR SYMBOL OF PAINTED WOOD. THE SOVIET GEOLOGIST, WHO LOVED STARK FACTS AND HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE, FOUND IN THE TORCHLIGHT THAT NEITHER OF THESE WAS EVERLASTING IN A WORLD NOT RULED BY THE STATE
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Canada Recruits the "Man Who Won the War"

Widely acclaimed as the individual who did most toward the Allied victory Sir Robert Watson-Watt discovered radar when looking for a death ray in 1934. The chubby Scottish ex-spy, who happily mixes physics and poetry, is now guiding Canada’s hush-hush first line of defense in the far north
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The Silent Struggle at Laval

Out of a tiny Quebec seminary grew the greatest French university in the New World. Now, as Laval celebrates its first century, a behind-the-scenes battle is raging between the Church and the State to decide finally who is going to rule the roost
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Mary, Mary QUITE CONTRARY

When a fading actress turns her tigerish talent for revenge on the spoiled son of the director, the script suddenly switches to gas ovens and jail cells
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WILL WOMEN EVER RUN THE COUNTRY?

MY FATHER, who came of unbroken Yorkshire and Norfolk stock, was an easy, genial man. Until his death in my fortieth year we had only two or three really stand-up rows. The worst of them all was when, at sixteen, I led a collegiate debate on the right of women to equality of vote and office in the business of government.
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ALAN BROWN OF SICK KIDS

Accusing mothers of neglect for not breast-feeding, overriding other opinions with his uncanny skill, Dr. Brown, of Toronto’s famed children’s hospital, has his share of critics. He also has the grateful regard of thousands of parents and a reputation as the best baby doctor Canada's ever had
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Who Wants to Kiss a Man With a Beard?

DOROTHY LAMOUR ONCE SAID IT WAS LIKE FALLING FACE DOWN ON A BROOM. IT'S WOMEN LIKE HER WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR STUBBLE-TROUBLED CANADIAN MEN GOING THROUGH THE DAILY ORDEAL OF POGONOTOMY, SOMETIMES CALLED SHAVING
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London Letter

THE PURPOSE OF PAGEANTRY

THIS MORNING, arrayed in morning coat, striped trousers and a grey topper. I made my way to the Horse Guards’ Parade and took my seat in one of the especially erected stands. The occasion was the annual Trooping the Colour (not Colours) by the Brigade of Guards, and on such an occasion London pretty well knocks off work.
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BACKSTAGE at Ottawa

The Grits Get Stuck With a Fork

LOOKING back at the first half of 1952 it seems a quiet uneventful year. No visible snag projects from the calm stagnant waters of Ottawa’s political pond. The session was tedious but amicable and already few people can remember anything much it did.
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Bring Lots of Money, Honey

Bachelor Largo is willing to consider marriage offers from beautiful women who will hand him a pay cheque every Friday. He'll even take on a mother-in-law — if she has a good job
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