August 22, 1960

HOW I CAPTURED THE RED HOOD GANG 1415
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HOW I CAPTURED THE RED HOOD GANG

Between 1956 and 1960, the 15 bandits who became notorious as the Red Hoods stole almost two million dollars in 45 holdups across Quebec. They worked with split-second timing, a fleet of trucks equipped with peepholes for casing jobs, portable radios tuned to police frequencies. Here, a veteran detective reconstructs his long hunt for “the slickest thieves I ever chased”
The harsh wonderland that was St. Lawrence Main 1617
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The harsh wonderland that was St. Lawrence Main

MORDECAI RICHLER WRITES ABOUT
Holiday weekend in PARIS 2223
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Holiday weekend in PARIS

Where else would a tourist he escorted back to his hotel in a Black Maria by six singing policemen, all because he couldn’t remember the name of the place?
“I came to Canada to die” 1011
The life of Alexander Graham Bell

“I came to Canada to die”

1870: In Britain Alexander Melville Bell had worked out Visible Speech, revolutionizing the treatment of the deaf and dumb. But two of his sons had died of TB, and his third was ill. To save him Bell moved his family to Brantford, Ont., and so began the story of the telephone
CANADIAN FOOTBALL BEATS THE AMERICAN GAME 1819
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CANADIAN FOOTBALL BEATS THE AMERICAN GAME

If the Americans weren’t so proud, says the American coach of Hamilton’s Tiger-Cats, they’d play our kicking game. And that’s not all . . .
The Prudhommes’ drive-in daydream 2425
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The Prudhommes’ drive-in daydream

If a cowboy with a lasso is chasing a bear across the fields of southern Ontario, what does it mean? It means, most likely, that you’re near the fantastic motel built by two do-it-yourself fruit farmers who just can’t leave a good ($1,000,000 a year) thing alone
Let’s bring back child labor 67
For the sake of argument

Let’s bring back child labor

The belief that children should run along and play has gone far enough. In the middle-class suburb where we are raising our two boys, the adults arc working overtime on the chores so that the kids are free to play around on their parents’ money.
JON VICKERS: what makes a tenor boom 1819
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JON VICKERS: what makes a tenor boom

A 200-pound dime-store troubleshooter from Saskatchewan is suddenly one of the world’s glittering opera stars, courted by the impresarios of Europe and paid over a thousand dollars a day to come back from London to the CNE’s Grandstand Show. Here’s why
The battle in Britain to ban the bomb 89
OVERSEAS REPORT

The battle in Britain to ban the bomb

London—While murmurs for disarmament are increasingly but ineffectually heard in Canada, in Britain the organized outcry a tía inst nuclear weapons may now be strong enough to change official policy. At the annual conference of the Labor party in October, the most fateful debate is likely to centre on whether Britain should stand alone in renouncing nuclear arms.
MAILBAG 45
COMMENT

MAILBAG

Some hot retorts to Ian Scianders' hot-war report from the U.S.
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