Prospector Pat Crogan was looking forward to a solitary summer sifting gold from the black sand of a remote west-coast beach. His idyll was broken by Monica Jack, a lovely if vicious halfbreed, Charlie, her rich and domineering father, and a mountie looking for a still.By James McNamee
IN THE LITTLE GROUP of plotters who gravitated to Hitler after the First World War, Dr. Ernst F. Sedgwick (Putzi) Hanfstaengl must have stood out like a sore thumb. He had left Germany at the height of her imperial glory to work in the United States and came back to find his country crushed and desolate.By PUTZI HANFSTAENGL
One of the most frequent questions asked by my patients and acquaintances is, "About what percentage of people would you say are neurotic?” I generally reply, "Roughly, about a hundred." I'm not entirely serious about this. From an ideal standpoint, anyone is neurotic who is potentially intelligent and capable but who actually falls below the level of his capabilities and behaves in a needlessly over-emotionalized way.By Dr. Albert Ellis
Straight ahead is the only direction Ted Lindsay has ever traveled in thirteen years in the National Hockey League. As a snarling, mocking, richly talented performer for the Detroit Red Wings from 1944 until he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks last summer, he recognized no detours in becoming the highest-scoring leftwinger of all time, and one of the stormiest.By Trent Frayne
Every time I go for a medical checkup the doctor tells me that my blood pressure and heartbeat are normal, my general condition is fine and I ought to lose some weight. My friends present me regularly with the latest miraculous reducing diets guaranteed to transform my life.By Byng Whitteker
Last April William Shatner, a twenty-sixyear-old actor from Montreal, flew into Hollywood from New York to do a halfhour TV show. He had come a few days early because he wanted to make a routine exploratory round of “the majors”—the five top film studios.By BARBARA MOON
For the greater part of its history our Western civilization managed without any system of divorce, and without laws and courts to facilitate revisions in the matrimonial arrangements of the people. This was partly because of the influence of the Christian church, which regarded marriage, at all events when it took the form of holy matrimony, as by nature indissoluble; and partly because most men had a deep reverence for family life and regarded the stability and binding character of our domestic institutions as one of the bedrock elements in our civilization.By DR. J. V. LANGMEAD CASSERLEY
Let us admit at the very beginning of this letter that England—and I do not mean Britain—is a country that has been invaded again and again. The ancient Romans set the fashion. The Piets and Scots— especially the Scots — persistently crossed the border and made war against the feckless Saxons, or, as they eventually became known, the English.By BEVERLEY BAXTER
EASY-TO-GET DRIVERS’ LICENSES for years have disturbed safety officials who point angrily to village shopkeepers dispensing "licenses to kill" for a fee. Now apparently something’s going to be done about it. Ontario is replacing 260 of these part-time examiners with full-time government employees who will enforce license requirements to the letter.
Three cheers for courageous Don LeBlanc who dared to attack the jungle beat that pollutes our air waves (We Don’t Have to Put Up with Rock ’n’ Roll, Sept. 28). I find a startling similarity between our teen-agers at a rock ’n’ roll session and blacks I’ve seen go wacky to the same beat in Louisiana swamps.
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