December 3, 1960

My parents were deaf and dumb 1819
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My parents were deaf and dumb

WHAT STRIKES ME as mOSt unusual on looking back is how normal our home life seemed. 1 was fourteen and had left home to go to high school in Braeebridge, Ontario, ten miles away, betöre it ever occurred to me that others might think it strange that we could talk to our parents only on our hands, by signs and finger-spelling; that there would be special difficulties in raising five voluble, lively children if you were totally deaf and could never hear them speak — or scream; or even that Dad's deafness would make earning a living for his family just that much more difficult for him.
I went back behind the Iron Curtain 2223
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I went back behind the Iron Curtain

Marika Robert’s account of her return to the homeland she escaped 12 years ago
An interim report on the next Ice Age 2021
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An interim report on the next Ice Age

For the first time a scientific task force is probing the mystery of the Arctic icecap: Is a new Ice Age coming or is the last one receding? This is Fred Bodsworth’s account of the detective story unfolding on Axel Heiberg Island
You too can have a body beautiful 3031
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You too can have a body beautiful

Want to make your muscles pay off, build courage and confidence, and get what you want out of people? Mordecai Richler on what makes the Weider brothers the Barnum & Bailey of body-building

MONTREAL’S GREY-FLANNEL HOCKEY CARTEL 2829
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MONTREAL’S GREY-FLANNEL HOCKEY CARTEL

From 1960: The Canadiens have their own way in the NHL because Frank Selke, who couldn’t get his own way when he was working for the Toronto Maple Leafs, got it in Montreal. Selke’s system: pour money into building a national hockey corporation, and you’ll win it back in Stanley Cups

The one doctor in four talks back 2627
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The one doctor in four talks back

TV-commercial “doctors” are closer to medicine men than medical men, an eminent Canadian physician says. Here is why the three doctors out of four who recommend those pills, pain-killers and cure-alls are seldom right and sometimes dangerous
The nuclear dilemma of the Western peoples 1415
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The nuclear dilemma of the Western peoples

A REPORT FROM FOUR EUROPEAN CAPITALS
THE SECOND COMING OF MORLEY CALLAGHAN 1819
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THE SECOND COMING OF MORLEY CALLAGHAN

Once an internationally celebrated novelist, then forgotten, an unknown named Morley Callaghan is a literary discovery—again
Holiday Weekend in San Francisco 2425
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Holiday Weekend in San Francisco

On the bay, along the wharves, at the street markets, up and down the hills, in and out of the beatnik bars and seafood restaurants with Robert Thomas Allen, who falls harder for San Francisco every time the scene changes
Are British 11-year-olds being made second-class citizens? 1213
OVERSEAS REPORT

Are British 11-year-olds being made second-class citizens?

OXFORD — At the tender age of eleven more than half a million children in Britain’s forty thousand state schools are undergoing an experience that in Canada would probably bring the earnest ladies of the Children’s Aid at the double. They are taking the first stage of the Eleven Plus, an examination that will literally shape the course of their lives.
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