December 5, 1959

From the theatrical notebooks of YRONE UTHRIE 2021
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From the theatrical notebooks of YRONE UTHRIE

The brilliant Irish director who helped set Canada’s Shakespearean Festival firmly on its feet looks hack with wry amusement, pungent wit and a photographic memory on a lively lifetime in the Theatre
The vast and turbulent empire of the Siftons 1415
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The vast and turbulent empire of the Siftons

AMONG THE FAMILIES of Canada none has made more history, more controversy or more news—and few have made more money—than a pioneer son of Manitoba, Clifford Sifton. and his five sons. Old Sir Clifford himself (he was knighted for home-front services during World War I) was Sir Wilfrid Laurier's minister of the interior and of immigration around the turn of the century.
The secret tragedy of THE ALCOHOLIC'S WIFE 1819
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The secret tragedy of THE ALCOHOLIC'S WIFE

Most of Canada's hundreds of thousands of problem drinkers are heads of families. Do their wives—while wanting to help— often unconsciously sabotage a cure?
the bottomless purse 1819
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the bottomless purse

IT WAS A COLD DECEMBER NIGHT and three cross columnists sat in an office writing their columns. The first was reviewing a play he had just seen and was visibly in pain. The second, a humorist, a gentle man and a scholar, was nursing his ulcer past the subject of doorto-door salesmen.
The gallant death of the Jervis Bay 2425
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The gallant death of the Jervis Bay

In one of the most heroic actions of World War II, a converted merchantman pointed her pathetically inadequate guns at a prowling German battleship and invited sure destruction while the rest of the convoy ran for cover
Are we getting our money’s worth from the Canada Council? 2627
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Are we getting our money’s worth from the Canada Council?

At the rate of $25,000 a clay, it’s pouring money into the arts, humanities and social sciences. Critics say the scheme is “a futile attempt to buy culture;” to others it’s “a sound and wonderful investment.” Opinions aside, here’s an up-to-date report on what the chief spender himself says is a gamble
My first forty years behind a newsreel camera 2829
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My first forty years behind a newsreel camera

From the days of nickelodeons and beauties in bloomers to stereo sound and bikinis, I’ve been photographing a fascinating world —including three men trying to make a moose climb stairs. King George VI was different—he photographed me
WHY CAN'T WE STOP THE SLAUGHTER AND WASTE OF FIRE? 2627
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WHY CAN'T WE STOP THE SLAUGHTER AND WASTE OF FIRE?

Canada holds a record — the world’s worst — for loss of life and property by fire. At the current rate, seven thousand persons will die in flames in the next decade. This national report by KEN LEFOLII offers stringent advice from experts on how to save these lives
I SAW GANDHI ASSASSINATED 2223
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I SAW GANDHI ASSASSINATED

As the author stood a few feet away in the soft Indian twilight, a fanatic pumped three bullets into the saintly old man. The whole world mourned the outrage but no one more keenly than this young girl to whom the Mahatma was friend, hero and guiding light
“We liked animals better than people" 3233
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“We liked animals better than people"

One thing wrong with these times of increasing populations and expanding cities is that people only know people. Nobody knows any animals any more, the way they did when there were delivery horses and Hocks of sparrows on city streets; chickens, geese and an occasional cow in suburban back yards; and every boy longed to own a guinea pig, rabbit, white rat, ferret or Hock of pigeons, which we found a lot more interesting than human beings.
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