April 27, 1957

BACKSTAGE 23
BACKSTAGE

BACKSTAGE

THROUGH RED CHINA WITH BLAIR FRASER
"I still remember..." 1415

"I still remember..."

Our most famous — and least-known — writer breaks a lifetime’s silence to recall her childhood... books she loved ... her first story... the secret drama of Jalna, and celebrities she has known
Mailbag 45
Mailbag

Mailbag

BLAIR FRASER... REPORTS FROM PEKING 1819

BLAIR FRASER... REPORTS FROM PEKING

Maclean’s Ottawa editor sees for himself: The spy system that covers all China A co-operative farm for 82 families A model factory town and a Shanghai slum Christianity under the Chinese Reds
How Bamford-Gordon abolished the income tax 2223
FICTION

How Bamford-Gordon abolished the income tax

It was Harrison’s master plan and he did it for a damned Naturally, it shook the country to its roots
Parade 9697
Parade

Parade

It takes savvy to be a Canadian
"How I’d make hockey a better game” 3233

"How I’d make hockey a better game”

There are only six great hockey players playing today, says this all-time great. In the Thirties there were dozens. Charlie Conacher tells why he quit the NHL and
PREVIEW 0_21
PREVIEW

PREVIEW

A LOOK AT TOMORROW IN TERMS OF TODAY
The lurking DEATH on our crowded skyways 2425

The lurking DEATH on our crowded skyways

Almost every week there’s a calamitous mid-air crash and dozens of near misses. Thousands more planes are now joining the fatal traffic jams above and on the airports.
Here we are in 3 million words 2425

Here we are in 3 million words

It's the Encyclopedia Canadiana,ten new volumes about the people, place, lore and life of the nation— along with some things we've never known about ourselves
Look at the films our amateurs take! 9495
IN THE EDITORS’ CONFIDENCE

Look at the films our amateurs take!

We rather expect that some of our hardened professional photographers may be picketing our offices with “UNFAIR” signs with the publication of this issue, because some of the most interesting pictures within are taken by amateurs. The very fine color photographs of the Arctic on pages 26 to 31 are by a priest and the revealing black-and-white pictures from inside China (pages 18 and 19) are by our own Blair Fraser.
Arthur Hailey slays ’em with suspense 2021

Arthur Hailey slays ’em with suspense

He sends an airliner aloft, then loses the crew; he locks a child in a burglar-proof vault with hours to live. TV audiences can’t resist it—he’s the hottest playwright in the business
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