September 1, 1954

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HOW TO MANHANDLE A CHILD'S ALLOWANCE

Teach them how to handle money, said the psychologists. But before Bob was through he’d forgotten how to handle it himself
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MAILBAG

MAILBAG

Those Flags On Our Cover
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PARADE

PARADE

THERE’S a small Ontario town in the Simcoe area whose postmaster is notorious for his slowness. The local constable dropped in to buy some stamps the other day and stood impatiently flicking ashes off his cigarette while the postmaster took his usual good sweet time about appearing at the wicket.
Racial Prejudice and the Law 23
EDITORIAL

Racial Prejudice and the Law

THE NEW Ontario Fair Accommodation Practices Act is something new in law in this country. Specifically, it forbids discrimination, on grounds of race, religion, color or national origin “in any place to which the public is customarily admitted” in other words to such places as restaurants, hotels, bars and barber shops.
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A MACLEAN'S FLASHBACK

Remember those Harvest Excursions?

Each fall for forty years a light-hearted army of farm recruits shuttled to the prairies. FRANK CROFT was one of them. Here’s his story of those boisterous — often riotous — days
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ARTICLES

What would you call this town?

BARBARA MOON tells the lively tale of a storm in a teacup over the strangest name in Canada
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Maclean’s Movies

Maclean’s Movies

BEST BET MAN WITH A MILLION: Although neither as frothy nor as satirical as the yarn’s comic possibilities might lead you to expect, this British film has more than a few amusing moments. It's from a Mark Twain tale about a penniless American in Edwardian London (Gregory Peck) who becomes the toast of the town on a borrowed bank note for one million pounds — without actually spending a single farthing.
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ARTICLES

WHY LIVE IN THE SUBURBS?

ON FRIDAY, April 2, 1954, Ronald Mondoux, a Toronto chemical engineer, his wife Dona and their two small children moved into a new house in North York, one of the burgeoning suburban municipalities that ring Toronto. Dona was pregnant. The house was unfinished.
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ARTICLES

The Last Verses of Robert W. Service

The harridan who holds the inn At which I toss a pot, Is old and uglier than sin— I’m glad she knows me not. Indeed, for me it’s hard to think, Although my pow’s like snow, She was the lass so fresh and pink I courted long ago. I wronged her, yet it’s sadly true She wanted to be wronged:
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FICTION

SOLUTION: rob a bank

PHIL MASTERS’ decision to rob a bank was conceived on an evening ride back from work. The streetcar was so crowded he could not open his Star, which was not unusual, and he had to be content with hearing others discuss the news—two men seated in front of him.
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JASPER

JASPER

Mr. Bocca and the Duchess 45
LONDON LETTER

Mr. Bocca and the Duchess

IF YOU had happened to visit London during this year’s London season you would have been aware that something like civil war had broken out among a section of London’s newspapers. And when you discovered what the row was about you might well have asked: “Can this be the year 1954?”
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THE MOUNTIES

The Thirty Years’ War with The Commies

Ever since the First World War the RCMP and Canada’s Reds have been locked in a Cold War of their own that has several times exploded into bloody violence. This exclusive report tells you how the Mounted Police handle their most dangerous and difficult assignment
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