“Justice,” said Daniel Webster, one hundred years ago, "is the greatest concern of man on earth.” This declaration is equally true today. The administration of justice is of intimate and vital concern to every man, woman and child in Canada.By SIDNEY KATZ25 min
I sailed on the Lusitania from New York on her last voyage on May 1, 1915, for England. For several days before that. New York newspapers carried an advertisement by the German embassy in Washington, warning Americans that if they sailed into the war zone around the British Isles on ships belonging to Britain or any of her allies, they would do so at their own risk.By SIR HAROLD BOULTON19 min
Aloof and unbending, Howard Green was a surprise appointment as Canada’s new Minister of External Affairs. Will he create any fresh surprises in the conduct of his difficult and onerous duties?By BLAIR FRASER17 min
A group of lawyers gathered to hear an address by an outstanding expert on a certain constitutional question. The expert opened his talk with this remark: “It gives me pleasure to discuss this subject. I happen to know more about it than anyone else in the country.”By DR. GEORGE S. STEVENSON, HARRY MILT14 min
Every body, says the legend, loves a fat man. But nobody — not even his loving parents — pretends to admire a fat child for his growing girth. His playmates tease him about it — then easily outrun him when he reacts in anger. The ball team doesn't want him and his physical education teacher is often unsure whether to press him into activities that are hard for him or leave him standing helplessly at the sidelines.By DOROTHY SANGSTER EXAMINES13 min
YOU CAN HAVE YOUR TV HEROES I remember when cowboys shot straighter, racing-car drivers drove faster and ball players hit home runs at least a mile. They just don’t make men today likeBy ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN13 min
TORONTO (CP) — A record crowd of 28,000 last night watched Joseph Doaks die on the gallows in Varsity Stadium. The first person to be publicly hanged under floodlights — to accommodate those fans who work during the day — Doaks met death calmly.By ERIC NICOL SUGGESTS9 min
The Mermaid reopened with this adaptation of a bawdy old comedy. This is the time of year when we who live in London wonder whether there are any Canadians left in Canada. On the streets, in the parks, in the shops, the theatres and the concert halls, to say nothing of the Houses of Parliament, the Canadians are everywhere.By BEVERLEY BAXTER7 min
THERE WAS SOMETHING pathetic about those eager Conservative backbenchers clamoring for “proof” of political pressure on the CBC, like sophomores in Philosophy I trying to prove that the external world exists or that Achilles really can overtake a tortoise.By BLAIR FRASER6 min
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