June 6, 1959

HUTCHISON IN HOLLYWOOD II

Will the whole continent go Hollywood?

Mailbag

Humor

Parade

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HUTCHISON IN HOLLYWOOD II

Will the whole continent go Hollywood?

Movie-makers for fifty years have mesmerized themselves with their own make-believe, Now they're beginning to drug millions of TV viewers every night—and even national leaders are being rated by their showmanship and photogenic charm

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Mailbag

Maclean's Quebec issue as a school text book? Have we invented a new flag? The “distorted daubs" of Dallaire and Bellefleur

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Humor

Parade

Let’s run through that just once more

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ARTICLES

The backwoods genius with the magic pen

Wandering the Ontario wilderness, Ernest Thompson Seton blazed a new literary trail. His “realistic” animal stories—the first ever written— started the whole conservation movement a century ago and still enthrall millions of youngsters

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Maclean’s Movies

Maclean’s Movies

IT HAPPENED TO JANE: Doris Day as a Maine lobsterwoman with spunk, Jack Lemmon as her adoring smalltown lawyer, and Ernie Kovacs as a ruthless old smoothie of a railroad president are the embattled principals in this enjoyable Hollywood comedy.

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ARTICLES

Is “car craziness” a menace to our teenagers?

A third of a million Canadian youngsters are driving and hundreds more are learning every day. How is the auto affecting their health, their school grades, their morals? Here’s what parents, teachers, police and community leaders say about this controversial question

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For the sake of argument

Let’s apply for admission as the 51st state

Last summer I wrote an article for Maclean’s in which I suggested that we ought to close the border between Canada and the U. S. A. in an attempt to prevent total engulfment by our large neighbor. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but what I failed to realize was that it was the wrong time; that this was 1958.

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Editorial

The most alarming thing about strontium 90— the cabinet is not alarmed

AMONG MANY ALARMING THINGS in the latest report on radioactive strontium 90 in Canadian milk, the most alarming of all was a statement by J. W. Monteith, minister of national health, when he tabled the report in parliament. “Our findings.” said Mr. Monteith, “indicate no basis for alarm.”
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ARTICLES

A GARAGEMAN TALKS BACK

People run their cars for forty thousand miles without even a grease job. Then I tell them it needs repairs and they call me a crook. Now hear MY side of the story

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IN THE EDITOR'S CONFIDENCE

Our loyal and lively men of letters

While we’re proud of the famous bylines that often appear in Maclean's, we're no less proud of the comparatively unknown writers whose names appear in each issue on page 4. They are the unpaid authors of our Mailbag column. Facing a rejection rate that would make professional writers blanch, they write us by the thousand every year.
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ARTICLES

Why Sylvia Murphy turns her back on the big-time

When a pretty singer says she’d rather be a good mother, it’s usually chalked up to press agentry. But here’s one who really wants to stay home with her children

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BACKSTAGE

Bakstage WITH PUZZLED MDs

The questions doctors ask

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BACKSTAGE

Background

The June 5 publication date of Lester B. Pearson's second book, Diplomacy in tne Nuclear Age, wasn't chosen by chance alone. Still our best-known world figure, Pearson and his publishers (Saunders of Toronto) deliberately aimed at prefacing the summit meeting on Berlin.
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FAMOUS FAMILIES AT HOME

June Callwood visits The RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR

Dr. and Mrs. Amasasp Aroutunian are tearing up the Russian reputation for taciturnity. While she struggles to learn English, he is ready with fluent opinions on working wives, education, child discipline and the dilemmas of diplomacy

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A MACLEAN'S ALBUM

An artist comes home

Leaving the “austere lonely prairie” at seventeen, Rololf Beny won international acclaim as a painter and photographer. Recently he paid a visit back home. In this album of contrasting early paintings and contemporary photographs, a distinguished artist depicts the land he can’t quite forget

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PREVIEW

OUR NEXT NATIONAL PASTIME—THE OPERA

HOCKEY since Lord Stanley, football since Earl Grey and ballet since Celia Franca have been our truly national pastimes. Now opera, one of the world’s classic art-forms, is approaching — and in some informed opinions has achieved—the same status.

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London Letter

Must Macmillan’s heir be a married man?

Once a year it is the habit of the Conservative members of parliament to give a complimentary luncheon at the Savoy Hotel to their leader. For some reason the Tory peers are not included in the goodly company but the MPs are there in force. There is only one speech at the function and that is by the party leader.

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BACKSTAGE

BACKSTAGE WITH THE RUSSIANS IN NEWFOUNDLAND

Enemies? Not in St. John’s. There, Red sailors are a hit

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BACKSTAGE

A BACK-BENCHERS’ REVOLT? Inadequate salaries, slow promotions

Any sensible wife knows that if her husband suddenly begins to complain that the coffee is cold, a new coffee warmer should be the least of her worries. The coffee is the same as it has been for years. What’s different, if anything, is either the man who drinks it or the woman who makes it, or both.

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PREVIEW

A LOOK AT TOMORROW IN TERMS OF TODAY

It's slant eyes and obis for Canadian women Coming up on TV: World War II replayed

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