In the cold, high mountain passes and rock cuts of British Columbia five strangely assorted figures—four men and a woman—plodded wearily and determinedly westward on the first days of June 1921. They had come a long way. Their faces were tanned and burned by the sun and wind.
I guess everyone in Canada knows that this is the year we celebrate the Liberal government's hundredth consecutive year in office. Just think of that! The Liberal Centennial. Hardly seems possible, does it? Well, it isn’t possible. Oh, I know — I know what vou're going to say.By Blanche Howard
LAST WINTER twenty Quortok Eskimos and two bearded prospectors herded ten huskydrawn sleds loaded with six tons of iron Ore through northern Quehecs numbing cold from Morgan Lake to an inlet off Ungava Bay just below the 60th Parallel.By Peter C. Newman
IS it possible for a human being to live a normal. productive life with half a brain? For more than a year my son. aged nine, has been living the answer to this startling question. Eighteen months ago Peter survived hemispherectomy—removal by surgery ot one ot the two major lobes of the brain.By FRANK R. BARKEY
It’s a good bet that almost every Canadian past the age of forty has a nostalgic memtory of the old-fashioned icecream parlor, a reigning social institution in the dews youth of the century. It was there that scrubbed swains held hands under wire-legged tables with blushing maidens while they stared calflike at each other over tall enchanting glasses.By Trent Frayne
FOR SEVEN years, ever since the Federal Republic of Germany emerged from the rubble of Hitler's Reich as friend instead of foe. one of the half dozen most important men in the world has been an elderly, scholarly, irascible Rhinelander whose highest previous eminence had been the lord mayors chair in a middle-sized German city.By BLAIR FRASER
NOT LONG AGO a Toronto eighteen-ycarold was fined fifty dollars for riding his motorcycle with his hands in the air. “A car radio was playing a real gone rock 'n roll song,” he defended himself, ‘i just had to keep time to that sound.” “That sound” is the latest teen-age craze.By BARBARA MOON
In recent years the human race has been preoccupied as never before witli earnest attempts to understand itself better, hoping piously that from better understanding will spring better relations. Still unresolved, hut under optimistic scrutiny, arc the problems of black man versus white.
It was eight o’clock in the evening, a time when normally the debating chamber of the House of Commons would be sparsely attended. But on this occasion the public gallery was crammed and even the peers who usually go home early were packed uncomfortably into the special space reserved for them in the lower house.By BEVERLEY BAXTER
Pretty soon now the kids will arrive home. drop their books, pencil boxes, drawings ot tulips, report cards and class photographs somewhere between the front door and the bread box, and begin their summer holidays. For the next two months they'll slam in and out ot screen doors, make sandwiches, leave refrigerator doors open, pester their parents for cones, shows, swims and transportation, and wander around in utter boredom, chanting.By ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN TELLS
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