January 7, 1961

ESCAPE TO THE SUN 4243

ESCAPE TO THE SUN

Robert Thomas Allen drove from California to Florida just for the fun of it. Here’s his lively guide to the places, prices, and pleasures of the American subtropics
HOCKEY ISN'T AS ROUGH AS IT USED TO BE 3031
MY 43 YEARS IN HOCKEY: PART I

HOCKEY ISN'T AS ROUGH AS IT USED TO BE

IT’S AN UNUSUAL WINTER when the newspapers across the land aren’t quoting somebody in a denunciation of professional hockey. A couple of years ago a University of Toronto professor decried the game’s brutality, called it a “blood-letting” sport, and went on television coastto-coast to argue his point further.
Duel in the kitchen 2223

Duel in the kitchen

Adele Wiseman’s novel The Sacrifice won the Governor-General’s Award for fiction in 1956. Here she tells the beguiling story of a child’s worldly innocence
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HOW TO GAIN ENTRÉE TO THE SOCIAL PAGES

Success depends not only upon blue blood, big balances and becoming behavior but also upon assiduousness, resolution, and the ability to endure many disappointments and humiliations. It also helps to have a knowledge of what social editors are like, what they want, and when their guard against nonentities is most likely to be down.
Canada’s world champions of curling 3637

Canada’s world champions of curling

Seven years ago the Richardsons of Regina—two brothers and two cousins— caught the curling fever that is sweeping Canada. Ernie Richardson once called curling a sport “for old men or muskrats.” Now, he’s skip of the rink that has won the world title twice in a row
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The simple joys of camping in a snowdrift

Like swimming, camping is a year-round sport in Canada—among people who insist that you, and not they, are crazy. Here, one of the initiates tells how it’s done-—and why
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FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT

We need a new defense against so-called justice

The twentieth century has seen such a tremendous growth in the size and power of the executive side of government that it is quite possible nowadays for a citizen’s rights to be accidentally crushed by the juggernaut of the government’s administrative machine.
POPULATION EXPLOSION ON THE SKI SLOPES 3637

POPULATION EXPLOSION ON THE SKI SLOPES

But all this can't explain how Canadian skiers grew from an eccentric handful to a dedicated host
What winter does to Canada and vice versa 1819

What winter does to Canada and vice versa

After three hundred and fifty winters. Canadians ought to be able to face almost any degree of cold or any amount of snow. Instead, we’ve become world champions at avoiding winter. It’s doubtful if any other people on earth even come close to matching what we spend in evading, combating, and shielding ourselves from, a cold climate.
The return of the winter carnivals 2425

The return of the winter carnivals

The time: February. The place: half a hundred Canadian towns. The cast: snow queens, papier-mâché gargoyles, street singers, and assorted moose, goose and coyote-callers. The program: carnival—the parties it pays a town to throw
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