June 20, 1959

The strange and savage world of Hollywood 2021
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The strange and savage world of Hollywood

BRUCE HUTCHISON, concluding his report on the world’s film capital, watches stars like Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Caron, Susan Hayward, James Cagney and Henry Fonda struggle and sweat for cinematic perfection. The cost, he discovers, includes “a shocking waste of time, talent and money”
The strangest millionaire who ever drew breath 2425
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The strangest millionaire who ever drew breath

Sir William Macdonald gave away $15 million but he wouldn't bail his brother out of jail. Tobacco made him rich but smoking made him furious. This magnificent miser was justly called
How Crocus got its Seaway 1617
FICTION

How Crocus got its Seaway

It’s just as well the Queen didn’t stop off to open the new waterway on the Brokenshell. Especially with what happened when Farmer McConeky got fed up with the Beautify Crocus Committee
Ottawa’s biggest surprise package 1819
GEORGE HEES

Ottawa’s biggest surprise package

With his screenstar face, bulging shoulders and bankroll, he was mocked by the Liberals as the millionaire playboy of parliament. But he’s since won wide approval as an efficient minister
MY SPACE-AGE FLIGHT ON BOMARC 1415

MY SPACE-AGE FLIGHT ON BOMARC

Six miles above Cape Canaveral, this Maclean’s editor and his pilot rode their half bomber, half missile as it zeroed on an “enemy” aircraft — then swerved at the last moment. Here’s how it feels to ride the robot that will soon be Cana defence weapon
Is Pope John changing the Catholic church? 1213
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Is Pope John changing the Catholic church?

In just seven months John XXIII has all but rewritten the rules on how a pope should behave. For Catholics everywhere — and for the world at large — his comparatively radical conduct may have far-reaching implications. Here’s an on-the-spot report
Does your face REVEAL your character? 2627
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Does your face REVEAL your character?

Almost invariably, strangers will judge you by your looks. And you, in turn, probably read certain traits in theirs. How often are either of you likely to be right?
The farmer has too much voting power 89
For the sake of argument

The farmer has too much voting power

Majority rule, representation by population, and one man, one vote, are clichés in Canada. Everyone knows, or thinks he knows, that these principles are imbedded in our system of government. We should take another look at the system of representation.
What the new Pope may mean to Canada 7879
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What the new Pope may mean to Canada

What changes will the down-to-earth personality of Pope John make in the lives of Canadian Roman Catholics? Catholic churchmen are, naturally, unwilling to make comparisons that might seem to reflect on his predecessor, scholarly and reserved Pope Pius.
There’ll never be another Beecham 1011
London Letter

There’ll never be another Beecham

Truly it can be said of Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., that, take him all in all, we shall not look upon his like again. Therefore, I was much pleased when he invited me to a dinner party which he was giving on the occasion of his own eightieth birthday.
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