January 5, 1957

A warning about winter underwear 4849
Parade

A warning about winter underwear

We have sworn testimony that when a Lethbridge, Alta., man fled the prairie winter for a Honolulu vacation he got there so fast he was still wearing his long winter underwear. After a trip to a Honolulu laundry the red flannels came back with a bill for $1.75—because the laundry, never having seen anything like them before, took no chances and drycleaned them.
Is it safe not to vote? 4445
Mailbag

Is it safe not to vote?

Re your editorial, If They Won’t Vote, Don’t Coax Them (Nov. 10): at first sight your arguments seemed good but. on reflection, don’t you think that if we followed this policy it might result in Commies and sectional groups getting into power? These groups do vote and, unless we can get others to offset them by getting them to vote by any reasonable means, we will find ourselves in the shape of some other nations that have followed the policy you suggest.
What’s so good about a bi-partisan foreign policy? 0_21
Editorial

What’s so good about a bi-partisan foreign policy?

The Suez trouble has underlined, without doing much to settle, a question that nearly always troubles democratic governments in times of international crisis. Should normal parliamentary discussion continue or should all differences be forgotten while the nation’s political parties rally around a common foreign policy?
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Articles

BLAIR FRASER... REPORTS FROM ISRAEL...

Beginning an extended tour of the crisis centres of the Middle East and Europe, Canada’s best-known political reporter records his on-the-spot impressions from the seething caldron of Israel
My gravy (or was it?) in prison 4041
My most memorable meal: No. 12

My gravy (or was it?) in prison

There were four of us who messed together at Luckenwald prison camp, and we were hungrier than we had ever been in that spring of 1945, because Red Cross parcels couldn’t get through on the wellbombed railways. We talked and dreamed of food, and that first enormous meal in the freedom that was coming.
What’s it like being married to a genius? 1213
Articles

What’s it like being married to a genius?

Three years ago actress Suzanne Cloutier, of Ottawa, married an actor director producer novelist essayist linguist artist worst-dressed man in England. His name is Peter Ustinov. Here’s what life’s like in a three-ring circus
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IN THE editors’ confidence

IN THE editors’ confidence

One of the last of Oscar Cahen’s illustrations for Maclean’s appears on pages 10 and 11 of this issue. Like the artist himself, it has gayness and spontaneity, as well as a sureness of touch that stamps it as the work of an extraordinary illustrator.
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FOR THE Argument

EDMUND CARPENTER SAYS Grammar is snobbish nons

If next week is like this week, then one of our newspapers will quote the warning of some eminent person that the English language is in danger of being destroyed. Perhaps a professor will complain that university freshmen can't spell. The head of a large corporation will cry that none of his stenographers knows where to put commas.
How an Arctic priest sees his parish 1819
A Maclean's Album

How an Arctic priest sees his parish

The pictures on these and the following pages are equal in quality, technique and artistry to anything Maclean's has published by professional photographers, but they were made by a rank amateur. The cameraman is Father Bernard Brown, the Oblate missionary described by Alan Phillips on the previous page.
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Backstage in Gaza

What I saw in the refugee camps

JERUSALEM Gaza for three thousand years has been a symbol both of ignominy and of revenge. Here the captive Samson ("eyeless in Gaza, at the mill with slaves”) regained enough of his strength to pull down the roof upon himself and his enemies.
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