December 1, 1952

WHAT THE BOYD GANG FIASCO CAN TEACH US 2021
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WHAT THE BOYD GANG FIASCO CAN TEACH US

THE NOTORIOUS Boyd gang is at last where it belongs. Edwin Alonzo Boyd, its leader, a defeated man with all bluster gone out of him, has pleaded guilty to a whole series of bank hold ups and been sentenced to life imprisonment. Two of its members, Steve Suchan and Leonard Jackson, have been sentenced to death for murdering Sergeant of Detectives Edmund Tong, of Toronto.
THE BIGGEST PRIVATE EYE OF ALL 67
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THE BIGGEST PRIVATE EYE OF ALL

THIS IS about a mysterious middle-aged Canadian millionaire who during the Second World War became the mastermind of British intelligence throughout the Americas. His New York headquarters staff of more than a thousand hand-picked Canadian men and women spoke of his doorkeeper as “Peter,” of his secretary as “Gabriel” and of him as “God.”
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GORDON BELL’S SCHOOL FOR SOBRIETY

FOUR children who live in a bungalow in the Toronto suburb of Willowdale have a rare sympathy and understanding for the problems and needs of the chronic drunkard. The Bell children—Ronald, eight; Janice, seven; Linda, five; and Mary, two—possess this unusual wisdom because, from their earliest childhood, succession of alcoholics has lived with the family.
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THE SLIDE THAT SHOOK THE WEST

AT 4.10 A.M. on April 29, 1903, a seventymillion-ton wedge of overhanging limestone broke away from the top of Turtle Mountain and crashed northeastward into the darkness of Crowsnest Pass in the Canadian Rockies. The rock shattered into an avalanche of massive boulders as it thundered three thousand feet down the mountainside and then spewed itself across the narrow valley and reared up the other side for more than five hundred feet.
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THE WORLD’S MOST ARDENT BIRDWATCHER

WHEN THE Queen visited Canada in 1951 she was presented, at her own request, with five trumpeter swans, the largest, rarest and most beautiful members of the swan family. The thousand birds left in Canada today—the world's total population except for a smaller colony in the U. S.—are carefully protected and only a queen could persuade their guardians to part with any of them.
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THE EDEN ISLE OF EVIL SPIRITS

MANITOULIN Island, eastern Canada’s leading domicile of Indian gods and spirits, of wealthy Americans and of cattle breeders and turkey growers, sprawls off the mountainous north shore of Lake Huron like a huge segment adrift from a jigsaw puzzle.
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MAUDE BURBANK AND HER MUSICAL MOPPETS

SILVER-HAIRED Maude Burbank’s junior band from Moncton always puts on a fine show at the annual New Brunswick Music Festival. The most memorable performance of its thirty teen-age members was in 1949. Dressed in white trousers, white shirts, black-andscarlet capes and jaunty berets, they responded to every flick of Mrs. Burbank’s baton and went through their repertoire in a manner that caused a judge from Britain to say “this has been the sort of playing one hears from the best regimental bands in England.”
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KRUPP, SCHACHT AND ROMMEL

IT WAS the night of Oct. 1, 1946, and the scene was the Castle Harben on the outskirts of Nuremberg. The Nazi criminals had been sentenced to death that afternoon and the gentlemen of the Press (British, French and American) who were billeted in the castle had sent off their dispatches and were in a high state of celebration.
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BACKSTAGE at Ottawa

A Closed Shop in the Commonwealth ?

EVEN THOUGH no sensational news is expected from the Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference it is regarded as a meeting of real importance. If plans bear fruit it might become a milestone of Commonwealth history. But no matter how far the conference may fall short of its maximum goals it is still important to Canada.
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