February 13, 1960

The “humble” fraud who claimed the North Pole 2425
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The “humble” fraud who claimed the North Pole

It looked like the story of the century. Dozens of the toughest explorers had tried for years to reach the top of the world. Then, in the fall of 1909, the mild and charming Dr. Frederick A. Cook declared he had made it. But he had another trip coming — into prison as a swindler
WHAT MAKES A MAN KILL? 1213
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WHAT MAKES A MAN KILL?

Trying to answer this chilling question, DR. JOHN CATHCART, OF OTTAWA, has studied the minds and motives of thirty condemned murderers. His reports are vital to the troubled men who must decide if a life must be forfeited
How is Ottawa shaping up as our national showcase? 1819

How is Ottawa shaping up as our national showcase?

For years federal and city planners have heen striving to make a dream come true — a plan that could turn Ottawa into another Athens. They’ve already spent millions and will spend millions more. But critical taxpayers are already asking —
A visit with the FOSTER HEWITTS 2627
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A visit with the FOSTER HEWITTS

For half a century the name of Hewitt has been virtually a synonym for hockey to millions of Canadians. Here’s a lively and informal look at four generations of a unique and lively dynasty
How I run a marriage bureau 1617

How I run a marriage bureau

Here’s one who used to doubt it herself. But since then she’s successfully brought fifty-seven couples together
The incomparable emporium of the brothers Dupuis 2223

The incomparable emporium of the brothers Dupuis

What other department store ■ reserves a dining room for priests and nuns? ■ sells 2,000 pairs of Rocket Richard skates in a day? ■ supplies bishops’ rings and strippers’ sequins? ■ is sometimes run by the boss’s wife? MACLEAN’S MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 13, 196 0
Some angry home thoughts from abroad 1011
For the sake of argument

Some angry home thoughts from abroad

To get a good look at oneself, one has to stand some distance away from the mirror. To get a good look at one's country, one has to get some distance away from it, far enough away to be able to look at it as a whole. That, just now, is my privilege. Standing on my head here in the Antipodes, I can look up and.
Mailbag 45
Mailbag

Mailbag

Canadians not angry? Now they are Labor raiding: "only on non-CLC unions” Our “negative, mush-minded” attitude
The Bahamian bubble: will it burst? 1011
Letter from Nassau

The Bahamian bubble: will it burst?

There is something strangely akin to far-off coaching days as one waits at an aerodrome in the dark of an evening for the blaring announcement that we should now proceed to our plane. Trains and ships can normally keep to a schedule. but the aeroplane is fastidious about visibility and is not ashamed to wait.
THE LAW THEY CAN'T REPEAL 23
BACKSTAGE

THE LAW THEY CAN'T REPEAL

However the government tries to cut them down, costs and personnel go up
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