September 12, 1959

THE DAY CANADA WENT TO WAR 1213
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THE DAY CANADA WENT TO WAR

It was a day that was to change the lives and the fortunes of Canadians more than any other day since Confederation, and most Canadians preserve a memory (sometimes a little illogical, often a trifle hazy) of Sunday. Sept. 10. 1939 — the day Canada went to war.
My week in and out of modeling schools 2829
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My week in and out of modeling schools

A fearless reporter bares the facts behind the beauty boom: who goes to modeling school and why, how much it costs and how much glamour the money buys. Here is the closest thing in print to a seven-day charm course, as ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN blissfully recalls
My strange encounter with the world's most mysterious assassin 1819
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My strange encounter with the world's most mysterious assassin

It’s 19 years since a strange fanatic plunged an ice axe into the skull of Stalin’s arch rival, Leon Trotsky. But even to-day, as the killer broods in his Mexican prison cell, he refuses to admit who he is
Portrait of a high school 2223
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Portrait of a high school

Four million kids are thundering back into classrooms across the land this month to start one more of the best years of their lives. At Vancouver’s King Edward High the traditions may be mellower but the rambunctious spirit’s the same
Are the British better off than we are? 2425
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Are the British better off than we are?

The Old Country exodus has touched a new low, and Maclean’s Ottawa editor finds it’s not because of newspaper attacks on Canada but because Britons have worked to a new high in trade, jobs, housing and the everyday luxuries that make for a better way of life
How TV writers get that way 2021
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How TV writers get that way

The next time you’re chuckling or groaning over any TV comedy star’s "ad libs,” save a little praise or blame for the authors behind the scenes. They may be the two bright young Canadians named
Why does everybody pick on women? 89
For the sake of argument

Why does everybody pick on women?

A number of years ago, when I and the world were young, there used to be a song called You Gotta Stop Kicking My Dog Around. Now the world and I are older, and these days the dogs are doing all right. But women are taking a terrible licking. Every time you turn around or pick up something to read, somebody is putting the knock on the girls.
THE TRAGIC FAILURE OF ORGANIZED MEDICINE 2627
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THE TRAGIC FAILURE OF ORGANIZED MEDICINE

His profession has a great record of scientific achievement says this well-known doctor. But in social progress it’s still in horse-and-buggy days. It’s time doctors stopped dragging their heels on health plans and treating medicine like any other business.
Mailbag 45

Mailbag

Defense dollars for science research? A reappraisal of the monarchy Brainwave for hospitals—mix the sexes
My big moment as father of the bride 1011
London Letter

My big moment as father of the bride

You may recall that a few months ago I described how the Baxter family moved from their house in St. John's Wood to a flat in South Kensington. It was the end of a saga, the end of an epoch, as far as our family was concerned. The story brought some charming letters from Maclean's readers but it also brought a pointed and even pungent comment from a gentleman in Winnipeg.
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