EVER SINCE John Diefenbaker first conjured up his vision of northern development during the 1958 election campaign, the average Canadian who ventures no farther "north" than his summer cottage, has vaguely felt that the upper regions of this country may be undergoing an unprecedented boom, with weekly mineral and oil strikes, feverish construction activity, and the early prospect of lavish skyscraper settlements in the Arctic.By PETER C. NEWMAN REPORTS
All man's works are swallowed without a trace in the glacial vastness of the Canadian Arctic. For all the money and material that's been poured into it, the north for mile upon mile is just as primitive as it was when Mackenzie found it. You can paddle for weeks without seeing a soul or a sign of life.By BLAIR FRASER
FREDERICK HORSMAN VARLEY, of Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Montreal, is looked upon by many connoisseurs not only as Canada’s greatest painter but as one of the world’s leading portrayers of women’s bodies and souls. Some art experts who know Varley socially suspect that he is also the model on which the late Joyce Cary based the character of Gulley Jimson in a best-selling novel entitled The Horse’s Mouth.By MCKENZIE PORTER
IN THE SPRING of 1949 one of Canada’s most successful show business couples, Barbara Kelly and Bernard Braden, left Canada to try their luck in England. They had saved a substantial amount of money to see them through what they assumed would be a lean period.By John Gray
A year ago George (Punch) Imlach was an obscure, newly-hired assistant general manager to a non-existent general manager in the confused hierarchy of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Three months later he was the general manager, had personally fired the coach and appointed himself as the replacement, and was one of the most uncontrollably optimistic barkers ever to make a pitch for the sleepy show inside, in this case the lethargic, lastplace Leafs.By Trent Frayne
A FRIEND OF MINE once asked me why it is that most hairdressers seem to color their hair. “Because.” I replied, “most of them have turned grey.” I was being flippant, of course, but I do sometimes wonder why all of us in the hairdressing business haven't gone grey long ago.By MARY BURNELL
IF TORONTO BECOMES a major international TV film production centre, as some people predict, one of the reasons will be Shari Lewis, a twentyfive - year - old, thimble - sized redhead from the Bronx. Another will be a British Board of Trade order that drastically limits the showing of "foreign-made” films — but not films made within the British Commonwealth — on Britain’s booming commercial networks.By BARBARA MOON
“June 10th, 1944. The P.M. had called me up, stating he proposed to visit Monty on Monday and wanted me to come with him. Smuts also coming, We are to leave by train on Sunday night and make an early start by destroyer on Monday.” On receipt of this information Montgomery sent a telegram to Brooke; “Note that you and P.M. coming over Monday 12th June.
TO MOST CANADIANS and other well-fed people, the Malthusian theory — named for Thomas Robert Malthus, an English economist — has always been a long yawn. Malthus said a little more than a century ago that the world would soon produce more people than it could feed, but the industrial revolution was supposed to have made him a wrong guesser.By FRANKLIN RUSSELL
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