August 15, 1959

The lonely, troubled men On the bench 1819
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The lonely, troubled men On the bench

Beset by doubts, fears, inevitable prejudices — and criticism from a public that seldom understands their problems — our magistrates and judges struggle with one of the most exacting and thankless jobs in public life
Holiday weekend in Calgary 2021
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Holiday weekend in Calgary

With a station wagon full of kids and dogs, writer Bill Mitchell and his wife Merna invade Alberta’s oil-and-cattle capital to pack a surprising amount of cultural pleasure into one
A RENOWNED SCIENTIST’S STARTLING CLAIM: Death is NOT inevitable 1213
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A RENOWNED SCIENTIST’S STARTLING CLAIM: Death is NOT inevitable

When a living cell is nourished, washed and sheltered in a test tube it neither decays nor dies; it divides and endures. It defeats death. Biologists were familiar with this technical form of immortality when I was a medical student thirty years ago. Cell tissue from rats and chicks born at about that time is alive and healthy in laboratory test tubes today. On the human scale of life, this tissue would be nearly a thousand years old. No one knows how far man can prolong his life.
Winnipeg’s maverick of the sports mike 2627
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Winnipeg’s maverick of the sports mike

Jack Wells is an irreverent rule-buster who exudes a raffish charm as he mangles the English language and sometimes misinforms his listeners. “Hell’s bells,” says he, “it’s only a game”
Will our national emblem vanish? 1617
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Will our national emblem vanish?

The green leaf that means Canada the world over is turning brown. Our graceful maples themselves may be doomed to extinction. The enemy is a mysterious affliction that baffles our forestry experts
How to curb your tensions 2425
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How to curb your tensions

Talk them out of your system, advises this noted psychiatrist. Don't be shy about shouting for help. And he offers a mine-point system for testing your own tensions
Why not a written marriage contract? 89
For the sake of argument

Why not a written marriage contract?

When I buy a car I am careful to set out the terms in writing, e.g. a thousand dollars and my old car as a down payment and thirty dol lars a month for the rest of my life. If I buy a ton of hay there is an implied term that it will be suitable for the purpose for which it is sold, such as cattle feed, and the law implies an agreement that I will pay for it within a reasonable time.
Why Morrison won’t take his just reward 1011
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Why Morrison won’t take his just reward

There are rules for everything in the British Parliament. Take for example the terrace, which is much occupied by tourists just now — especially those from Canada. At one end of the terrace there is a short space with a warning sign that it is for the exclusive use of Mr.
BACKSTAGE IN LONDON 23
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BACKSTAGE IN LONDON

ISSUES OF A CLOSE ELECTION They’re not many—and Canada isn’t one
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OUR RAGS-TO-RICHEST musical comedy, McGill’s My Fur Lady, could well be overshadowed by a 1959 sleeper—Orpheus in the Underworld, Canadian adaptation of Jakob Offenbach’s 101year-old comic opera. Billed as a side attraction at the Stratford, Ont.
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