January 2, 1960

Is anybody winning the trading-stamp war? 89
ARTICLES

Is anybody winning the trading-stamp war?

Swamped by stamps, goggle-eyed at "free gifts" ranging from mops to mink stoles, jolted by a royal commission’s sharp attack on sales gimmicks, the Canadian consumer is a baffled non-combatant in the feverish fight for the nation’s three billion food dollars a year
CLYDE GILMOUR picks the best and worst movies of 1959 2627
ARTICLES

CLYDE GILMOUR picks the best and worst movies of 1959

In a year when “mature” films were often anything but, Room at the Top was tops for its mature and honest treatment of human relationships
THE COMING SHOWDOWN AT THE CBC 23
BACKSTAGE

THE COMING SHOWDOWN AT THE CBC

Who’ll fill the power vacuum Bushnell left?
A visit with Mr. & Mrs. Jan Rubes 2021
FAMOUS FAMILIES AT HOME

A visit with Mr. & Mrs. Jan Rubes

Soap opera and real opera harmonize happily in the lives of these talented Czechs. Success has brought them a five-level house, a swimming pool, a country cottage. But, says Jan, “I stay a nationalistic schizophrenic”
Sir John A’s first, and only, trip to the west 2425
ARTICLES

Sir John A’s first, and only, trip to the west

Seventy-three years ago our first PM, aging but indomitable, took his lady on the new CPR for their first look at the awakening nation. Along the way, the official party — including the author — “pacified” the Indians, admired the embryo cities and got stung in a Victoria hotel
Parade 4849
Humor

Parade

A quick way to get a compact car
A resolution worth keeping in 1960: keep as calm as possible 45
Editorial

A resolution worth keeping in 1960: keep as calm as possible

MR. JOSEPH ALSOP, the distinguished political reporter who makes the whole world his beat, recently came home to Washington from the edge of Red China and surveyed his own country with his usual gloomy exasperation. This time, what upset him were the “orgies of selfdoubt and self-pity” that he found in his native land.
Can little Bill Smith lick the heavyweights of labor? 1617
ARTICLES

Can little Bill Smith lick the heavyweights of labor?

In the rough and raucous war of the transport unions this obscure Ottawa leader has jumped into the ring against the terrible twosome of Hoffa and Banks. Some predict the meanest and most far-reaching struggle in our labor history
SINGING ADS WILL GET EASIER ON THE EAR 0_21
PREVIEW

SINGING ADS WILL GET EASIER ON THE EAR

Big names, slick tunes / Message works While you whistle
LONELINESS 2223
ARTICLES

LONELINESS

Few will fail to see themselves somewhere in this penetrating study of what may be the commonest and least examined social problem of our times
BACKSTAGE WITH FIREWATER 23
PREVIEW

BACKSTAGE WITH FIREWATER

Now Eskimos and Indians drink in the NWT. But only because a peppery judge laid down the law
THE LAVISH AND LIVELY LAURENTIANS 1213
ARTICLES

THE LAVISH AND LIVELY LAURENTIANS

Partly hidden by a hedge of gaudy billboards, thousands of revelers keep Quebec’s mountain playground abuzz with a year-round medley of snow carnivals, street dances and water-skiing. Will they soon get elbowed out by the growing horde of commuters?
Backstage IN EDUCATION 23
PREVIEW

Backstage IN EDUCATION

WITH ONE EYE on Russia's swirling sputniks, almost every Canadian educator can suggest at least one panacea for our real or imagined classroom ills: tougher courses, higher pay for teachers, or simply bigger and slicker schools. But few are doing as much to boost academic standards as J. B. Wylie, unassuming principal of Toronto's Bloor Collegiate.
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