September 24, 1960

Why they named a mountain after George Podolsky 2223
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Why they named a mountain after George Podolsky

Because he kept three men alive for four days when their plane crashed in the frozen desert of Baffin Island
HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN MEXICO CITY 3031
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HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN MEXICO CITY

“It’s the most romantic city in America,” the travel agent told me, “three hundred years older than Quebec, more sophisticated than New York, it has inns as beguiling as London’s, a better climate than Cannes, a nightlife as gay as Havana’s, more luxury hotels than Miami.
The violent chess player 2829
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The violent chess player

For the 1960 quarterback it’s not enough to be able to pass, run and buck the line. He also has to think
Driving a hack is no life for a lady 2021

Driving a hack is no life for a lady

But if a girl doesn’t mind dealing with drunks, crooks, oddballs and chiselers, and occasionally being slugged and robbed herself, it’s a lot more fun than working at a desk
How man first came to North America 2425

How man first came to North America

MORE than 25,000 years ago, a band of olive-skinned people, sturdily built with black, straight hair and dark brown eyes, trekked across the wide strip of tundra that then joined the North American continent to Asia. They were lightly dressed in caribou skins and carried flint-tipped spears.
The fortune nobody wanted to make 2829

The fortune nobody wanted to make

NOT LONG AFTER the day early in June 1875 when Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant, Thomas Watson, first sent “voice-shaped undulations" over a wire. Bell was back at the family home in Brantford. Ont. Although he had so recently taken the first giant step toward the realization of a dream of many years’ standing — the transmission of the human voice over wires — he appears to have done little experimental work on the telephone during that summer and autumn.
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MAILBAG

Did Catherine Jones overlook the smart spies? / Elliot Lake “no ghost town”
PHRENOLOGY 2627
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PHRENOLOGY

The "professor" above is reading a clent's head for the bumps in the foolproof chart at the left. Foolproof? Well, it's not so long since queens, prime ministers and credit managers agreed that
Why don’t Canadians grow up and stop hating the States? 1011
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Why don’t Canadians grow up and stop hating the States?

I’ve been in Canada two months on a visit home from Florida, and I feel fairly certain now that Canadians are the smuggest race left on earth. I've been snowed under by hoary lore about the superiority of Canadian craftsmanship, economics, morals and artistic integrity and have run into such blind bigotry and complacent malice toward the United States that I’ve become embarrassed for my fellow Canadians.
NEW ADDICTIONS: THE MENACE OF THE “HARMLESS” DRUGS 1617
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NEW ADDICTIONS: THE MENACE OF THE “HARMLESS” DRUGS

Tranquilizers, pep-up pills and other seemingly innocent new drugs are making thousands of new addicts every year, this internationally recognized drug authority says in an interview with Sidney Katz, associate editor of Maclean’s
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