May 21, 1960

The mystery of the Merrifield 1617
FICTION

The mystery of the Merrifield

As an Atlantic gale tossed the corvette like a cork, something weird and wonderful happened to Ordinary Seaman Chick McAllister
Holiday weekend in ROME 2223
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Holiday weekend in ROME

A Maclean’s editor mints a fresh turn for an old phrase: all pleasures lead to Rome
CHRISTIAN HERTER: new face at the summit 1415
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CHRISTIAN HERTER: new face at the summit

In the critical and spotlit weeks of the Paris summit meeting the fate of the West may hang on an unknown quantity — the strengths or weaknesses of U. S. state secretary Christian Herter. A Canadian analyst in Washington tells why the man who will step out from the late John Foster Dulles’ heavy shadow is no rubber-stamp errand boy. as many reporters say. He is a strong man in a quiet way.
The commando who didn’t know the war was over 2021
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The commando who didn’t know the war was over

Twelve days after World War II ended, RCN Lieutenant Ian Alcock was still dodging the patrols of a defeated enemy in the reeking Malayan jungle. By a near-miracle of endurance, he survived to tell this true story
Does man dare tinker with his own shape? 2021
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Does man dare tinker with his own shape?

Soon science will be able to breed human beings to order: bigger, stronger, handsomer, more intelligent. Creating supermen could be mankind’s greatest adventure but it poses unhears-of risks
I run a hotel-heaven help me 2829
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I run a hotel-heaven help me

I HAVE MANAGED just about every type of hotel from the stately old King Edward in Toronto to a hotel colony in the West Indies, including the Welland House in St. Catharines, Ont., the Royal Connaught in Hamilton, and the Hotel Des Pays-Bas in Utrecht, Holland.
WHEN SHOW BUSINESS WAS ALL TALK 3031
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WHEN SHOW BUSINESS WAS ALL TALK

A Maclean’s Flashback
OUR HIGH SCHOOLS ARE HEADED FOR A CRACK-UP 2627
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OUR HIGH SCHOOLS ARE HEADED FOR A CRACK-UP

UNLESS WE hire another twenty-four hundred teachers right away build another twenty-five hundred classrooms raise more than a hundred million dollars to pay for them
I’m living with LEUKEMIA 2627

I’m living with LEUKEMIA

Leukemia — cancer of the blood and bone marrow — is a killer. Today, a new treatment is helping some victims to survive. Here a famous Canadian tells how this little-known discovery has kept him alive, and describes the hope it may hold for others
How to live happily with an antique fanatic 3233
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How to live happily with an antique fanatic

My wife's mad about antiques. But don't feel sorry for me—I scour old barns for fresh discoveries and act as a pack mule, but I never pay more than twenty dollars for a gift that will make her forgive me for anything
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