The Stratford Shakespearean Festival troupe, about to become the only Canadian company ever to play at the Edinburgh Festival, nearly had to decline the honor for lack of money to meet the expense of going there. The Canadian government was not prepared to help and the financial problem was made still more difficult by the circumstance that the Stratford Festival is also trying to raise a million dollars for a permanent theatre on the site of its famous tent.
Of all our pitchmen there’s no salesman like the lad who hucksters religion. In Los Angeles Billy Graham billed himself as “America’s sensational young evangelist” in a "Mammoth crusade” with “Glorious music, dazzling array of Gospel talent.By EDMUND CARPENTER SAYS
There is nothing very exciting about Maida Vale. It is just another part of that vast condensation of humanity known as London. The shops are of no particular size or importance and such dwelling places as exist possess no unusual architectural value.By BEVERLEY BAXTER
The United States steel strike has probably caused more alarm and despondency in Ottawa than in any part of the U. S. Liberals are afraid that by choking off the supply of pipe for Trans-Canada Pipe Lines Limited the strike may keep the pipeline issue alive until the election campaign next year.By BLAIR FRASER
Are we making headway in the fight against cancer? For an unusually authoritative answer to this question. Maclean's Magazine recently took advantage of a rare opportunity to assemble a panel of eight distinguished cancer authorities.
Panel members reported that a vigorous search was underway to find a drug that would cure cancer. There was so much activity in the field of chemotherapy (curing by drugs) that cancer research groups have set up a Cancer Chemotherapy National Committee to pool their knowledge and speed up progress.
Dr. Kaplan: It’s encouraging that during the past thirty-five years there’s been a reduction in the delay between the time the patient first notices cancer symptoms and the time he goes to the doctor. But there’s another kind of delay that hasn’t been appreciably reduced—the time the doctor takes to diagnose cancer.
Liberals in Canada have had a special reason for interest in the ups and downs of President Eisenhower’s health during the past eleven months. As Republicans looked at each other with a wild surmise, trumpeting faith in their man’s fitness while they searched their ranks for a fit substitute, Canadian Liberals may well have whispered: “There, but for the grace of God, go we.”By BLAIR FRASER
Wally Koster, a baritone familiar to Canadian television viewers for the past four years, was once the vocalist with a dance band that paid a friendly visit to Stony Mountain penitentiary, just north of Winnipeg. As he stepped to the microphone for his first song, the audience erupted with shouts of “Hiya Wally!” and "Hey Koster, howsa boy!” Of the five hundred inmates of the prison, Koster estimates that he knew close to half by their first names.By JUNE CALLWOOD
GERALD PAWLE: FIRST OF THREE PARTS Just after dawn one day in the first week of June 1940 a thirty-six-year-old Canadian in the rumpled uniform of a lieutenant-commander RNVR walked down the hill from a house above the fortress at Dover and caught the first train to London.By GERALD PAWLE:
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