March 19, 1955

Porky Proctor’s downfall 2425
Fiction

Porky Proctor’s downfall

It was the day of the royal garden party and the Wing Commander was there, with knobs on. But in the sky were a couple of flying fools intent upon
How the Disk jockeys run the Record world 1415
Articles

How the Disk jockeys run the Record world

They can take an obscure singer without talent and make her a star. They can turn a piece of gibberish into a runaway hit. They can drive an entertainer right out of the country. Some of them own yachts and make fortunes. Here’s the story of radio’s strangest phenomenon
What it's like to work underwater 1819
Articles

What it's like to work underwater

One of our few professional frogmen tells how he dives without a lifeline to search with his camera for sunken wrecks. Insurance companies won’t touch him, but the thing that scares him most of all the sea’s terrors is the mysterious “rapture of the deep”
The Hunch that’ll pay off in Billions 1011
Articles

The Hunch that’ll pay off in Billions

They scoffed at Franc Joubin when he insisted Algoma was rich in uranium. But, after a secret staking rush that reads like fiction, his colossal finds are now sparking the world’s biggest uranium mines and his theories have started a stampede from coast to coast
The Rugged Rebel of the Theatre 2223
Articles

The Rugged Rebel of the Theatre

Husky Douglas Campbell is an individualist in an age of conformers. He’s a pacifist and vegetarian, a renowned actor who doesn’t like grease paint or lavish sets. Instead of the mannered acclaim of city theatregoers he prefers the yippees of the Indians at Moosonee
The Year It Didn't Rain 2627
A MACLEAN’S FLASHBACK

The Year It Didn't Rain

Lakes, sloughs and wells dried up, dust filled the prairie air and the farmers’ hearts, grasshoppers got what crop was left and thousands became paupers. Who can forget 1937?
The Day They Carved Up Canada 1617
Articles

The Day They Carved Up Canada

In Paris that summer day the fatuous ministers of George III were no match for the shrewd backwoodsmen from the victorious Americas. At the stroke of a pen they gave away the life work of Canada’s great explorers
Why Big-League Goalies CRACK Up 3031
Articles

Why Big-League Goalies CRACK Up

The mayhem of modern hockey ruins their sleep; they get ulcers; they fight with their wives; they get cut by bulletlike shots. They also get pampered and paid up to $15,000 a season. But they all agree it’s not worth it
The Port that sighs for sail 2829
Articles

The Port that sighs for sail

Although Yarmouth, N.S., is agog about the new five-million-dollar ferry that will link it with Bar Harbor, Me., its heart is still back in the past when its proud windjammers beat the Seven Seas
What 2500 women can do in a day 2021
Articles

What 2500 women can do in a day

With baubles and bargains, these Jewish women raise seventy-two thousand dollars for charities —all in one day. They insist it’s the Biggest Bazaar in the World—and they may be right. Join the crowd and snap up a dress for a dollar
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