June 4, 1960

The mystery of the Merrifield 2223
FICTION

The mystery of the Merrifield

The U-boat knifed along the surface, glistening in the moonlight. The corvette raced in for the kill—but the joyful jinx of Chick McAllister took command and produced the greatest snafu in naval history
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ARTICLES

THE OLYMPICS’ MOST DANGEROUS GAME

Next September four Canadian horsemen will gallop over the nightmarish, hell-for-leather Olympic course at Rome. They're our toughest athletes, competing in a surprising sport that spills more blood and breaks more bones than hockey or boxing
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ONTARIO IN THE SIXTIES

NO PROVINCE PLACES as few limitations on its citizens as Ontario. You can cultivate rice stalks there in the subtropical summer — or hunt polar bear in the subarctic winter. You can strike gold, capitalize on Shakespeare, make a million in real estate, and earn a dusty living in the contemplation of the Ming dynasty’s monochromatic porcelain.
The trouble with middle-aged men 2425
ARTICLES

The trouble with middle-aged men

is that they’re passing through a change-of-life similar to the menopause in women, but seldom realize it. It affects their stamina, their family lives and their careers. Here’s what they should know about themselves
Gentle Julie and her hard-bitten Romeo 2021

Gentle Julie and her hard-bitten Romeo

Julie Harris is 34, shy in private and magnificent onstage. Bruno Gerussi is 32, tough in private and just as tough ontstagd But this odd pair will play the star-cross’d lovers in an audacious attempt to lure more customers to Stratford this summer
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For the sake of argument

What the Jews can teach us about divorce

Divorce law in Canada, with its degrading insistence that adultery is the only ground for dissolving a marriage, appears to Jewish eyes to be based more on dogmatism than on reason; more on compulsive Puritanism than on compassionate Christianity.
The wonderful things we built in our basements 2425
ARTICLES

The wonderful things we built in our basements

Nobody but tbe odd power-tool addict really makes tilings any more. Can you remember the cosy eaves, cluttered with levels, squares, drills, files and soldering flux, where kids used to build everything from kites to soapbox pushcarts?
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London Letter

My modest reappraisal of South Africa’s whites

If you had heen over here in London recently and dropped in at noon at the Savoy Hotel you would have been aware that something unusual was happening. Elegant motor cars, and some not so elegant, were dropping their human cargo at the Embankment entrance of the famous hotel and the attendants were busy "milording” the peers and “sirring” the knights, baronets and esquires.
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COMMENT

MAILBAG

WHAT I FIND most objectionable about your magazine is that . . . your articles all sound as though they have been written by the same author. The reason I am writing to you now is that finally I found an article (How an immigrant girl fell in love with Canada, April 23) that sounded different.
The 20 men who really run Canada 23
BACKSTAGE

The 20 men who really run Canada

THE NEWCOMER to Ottawa can almost always attract attention to himself at any of the capital’s many cocktail parties, simply by intoning with studied earnestness: “In my opinion, the Senate, exactly as it exists, is the most useful political institution in Canada today.”
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