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June 6, 1959

HUTCHISON IN HOLLYWOOD II

Will the whole continent go Hollywood?

ARTICLES

The backwoods genius with the magic pen

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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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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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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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Humor

Parade

Let’s run through that just once more

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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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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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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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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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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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