December 1, 1954

How Plante and Drapeau Licked the Montreal Underworld 1213
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How Plante and Drapeau Licked the Montreal Underworld

The rackets ran full blast while police helped criminals dodge the law. Then a young lawyer decided it had to stop. Eight years later, after one of the most explosive court enquiries in our history, he had won his fight—and the man who helped him win it was the city's mayor
When the Women Went on 2223
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When the Women Went on

The menfolk of Dixon guffawed when the women said they were taking over the town. But the smiles faded when the pickets appeared at Flora Mae’s. Would the men surrender
What happens to Family Allowances? 2425
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What happens to Family Allowances?

We hand out $30 millions worth every month—almost a tenth of our total government spending—to mothers of children under sixteen. Where does it all go? Is the world’s most generous baby-bonus scheme working? Here’s the full story
THE FORGOTTEN WHIRLWIND WHO PUT THE WORLD ON TIME 2829
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THE FORGOTTEN WHIRLWIND WHO PUT THE WORLD ON TIME

A MACLEAN’S FLASHBACK
She knows the kind of Children you’ll have 3233
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She knows the kind of Children you’ll have

By probing into your family tree Dr. Norma Walker can tell why some people go bald, why some children aren’t normal and why some parents shouldn’t have children at all. Here’s the background story of a new profession that digs up age-old secrets to save untold heartaches
Does Israel want to start a War? 1011
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Does Israel want to start a War?

THE EASTERN HALF OF THE GLOBE
I’m leaving Canada... and I'm glad 2021
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I’m leaving Canada... and I'm glad

For two years the U.S. Vice-Consul in Toronto listened with surprise and mounting irritation to what he calls the malicious myths we spread about his country. Now he raps our knuckles with a frank vigor that’s as arresting as it is undiplomatic
How TV is changing your life 3435
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How TV is changing your life

We've watched the effects of TV in the U. S. Now, after three years, we're finding out what it does to Canadians. Is it killing other entertainment? Does it hurt your children? Can you live without it? These answers will surprise you
The wily wraith that trappers hate 3637
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The wily wraith that trappers hate

The wolverine robs their traps; he raids their caches; he befouls their cabins; he skulks in their shadows. But he isn’t smart enough to stop trying to fight with porcupines
SH-BOOM! The crazy career of The Crew-Cuts 2627
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SH-BOOM! The crazy career of The Crew-Cuts

Bursting out of the same Toronto choir loft that produced the Four Lads, the scrawny Crew-Cuts soared from cakes-and-coffee to $5,000 a week, top spot in the pops and a life without sleep
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