His rivals call him a dictator who blacklists his union enemies. Some politicians say he’s an alien racketeer. He claims he’s just a tough trouble shooter who drove the Reds off Canadian ships and got his seamen a better deal. Here’s the story of Canada’s most controversial union bossBy SIDNEY KATZ22 min
ONE THING about expecting the worst, you won’t be disappointed and you may be pleasantly surprised, even by a bad situation. This is what happens to the visitor in Pakistan these days. The situation is bad all right. Parliament suspended and the Constituent Assembly dissolved in eastern and western wings of this divided country; cabinets and governors arbitrarily appointed by the GovernorGeneral, with no legislature to which they are responsible; the commanderin-chief of the army firmly seated in the cabinet itself, helping to run what looks very like a military dictatorship; the Press censored, assembly restricted, a provincial premier under house arrest—all this makes it look as if democracy had been abolished in Pakistan and a military fascism had triumphed.By BLAIR FRASER9 min
Sam Langford, the Negro kid who ran away from home in Weymouth, N.S., became the terror of the world's prize rings. Now blind and broke, he sits rocking slowly in his chair while sportswriters still claim he wasBy TRENT FRAYNE21 min
IF YOU can imagine such a paradox, we Conservatives in Great Britain are becoming worried about the health of the Labour Party. I do not mean that we lie awake of nights wondering whether Mr. Attlee is apt to catch a chill, or Aneurin Bevan burst a blood vessel.By Beverley Baxter8 min
They’ve thrown out the silk hats and the wire cages. They’ve loosened up on loans. They’ve even hired press agents. They’re competing like used-car salesmen in buildings that look like supermarkets. Here’s the tale of a minor revolution in a very unradical businessBy FRANK CROFT20 min
You are to be congratulated on the service given your readers by the excellent article, I Say Your Child Can’t Read, by Rudolf Flesch (Jan. 1). I taught in Ontario while the phonetic system was in use and am in a position to compare the product of this system with today’s.
This B.C. hardware merchant always wanted to lead a political party. He got his chance when the Social Crediters scored their famous upset. Now, to everybody's astonishment, he's made himself the undisputed ringmaster of the province's four-riiig political circusBy ROBERT COLLINS18 min
AS THE TCA North Star lowered in toward Dorval early one winter evening two Montrealbound businessmen in adjoining seats watched the lights slide by the cabin window. “That’s Lachine down there,” one explained to the other. “You know—when Jacques Cartier got there he thought he was in China.”
CRITICS IN Western countries of United States policy in Asia are fond of calling it naïve and unrealistic. It isn’t. Far from being naive, Americans in the Far East are disconcertingly hard-boiled and darkly pessimistic. They think a major war with Red China within the next five years is extremely probable.By BLAIR FRASER3 min
Beleaguered but embattled in winters of Sunday hockey and summers of Sunday resort crowds, the Lord’s Day Alliance still spends forty thousand a year on trying to salvage the blue laws it sponsored fifty years agoBy JOHN GRAY17 min
This is the place our greatest humorist immortalized as Mariposa. It’s bigger now. hut the old Mariposa spirit still lingers. Take Stephen Leacock, for instance: he's their most famous export hut ha1f the folks today don’t know who he was and the rest don’t careBy BARNEY MILFORD16 min
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