January 28, 1961

WHY CASTRO’S CUBA IS WRONG ABOUT CANADA 1013

WHY CASTRO’S CUBA IS WRONG ABOUT CANADA

CUBA’S CURRENT LOVE for Canada will probably turn sour very shortly. The reason: it’s based on a misunderstanding. Cubans know that the U. S. controls a large chunk of Canada’s economy — just as, until recently, it controlled a large chunk of Cuba’s economy.
SPACE TRAVEL IS FOR THE BIRDS 2223

SPACE TRAVEL IS FOR THE BIRDS

Only human guinea pigs fired aloft by their governments will ever get out there anyway—it costs too much—and when they do, all the surprises will be unpleasant. Fair warning to Astronauts, from an earthbound Canadian scientist
The high spots of a lifetime with the Red Wings 2021
My 43 years in hockey: part II

The high spots of a lifetime with the Red Wings

THE TURNING POINT in my life came one morning late in the spring of 1935 as I walked without enthusiasm to the Olympia. This was the Depression era. the rink had gone into receivership, and there were rumors the hockey club would fold. The girl on the switchboard greeted my glum face with a smile.
THE SPRING OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND 1415
A MACLEAN'S FLASHBACK

THE SPRING OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND

Forty-seven years ago, on an April morning in 1914, the barrelman of Bellaventure, a Newfoundland sealing ship, spied a huddle of dark shapes on a waste of ice in the North Atlantic. He was scanning for seal, and at first that's what he thought they were.
MY SON, THE AFRICAN 2425

MY SON, THE AFRICAN

Dawi’s first father was a hill pagan. When he died, he willed his son to a Canadian educator working in West Africa. This is the strange, hopeful story of Dawi's discovery of books, Sundays and manners in his second father’s house
What it’s like to spend the night in an elevator 2021

What it’s like to spend the night in an elevator

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED what it’s like to get stuck in an elevator? A few weeks ago I came in to work to find everyone talking about a girl who'd been stuck overnight in one of the automatic elevators in our building. It had only just happened — that is, she'd been trapped from the previous evening till that morning — so no one knew many details.
The beavers and I 2829

The beavers and I

A maverick male came first and started a dam. He was followed by a female, three pups and a horde of curious visitors — and by blood-hungry hunters
The short reign of a film queen 2627

The short reign of a film queen

In ten days as a “star” I vetoed a proposal to act in the nude, almost died in my suicide scene and ended up $280 in the red on a $350-a-week salary
Let’s outlaw guns 89
FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT

Let’s outlaw guns

THERE ARE ABOUT three million firearms in the hands of this country’s civilians, one for every second man. So many of them are owned by fools that the time has come to outlaw them. In 1959 a hundred and sixty-seven Canadians were killed and about a thousand were wounded through ignorance and carelessness in the handling of firearms.
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Turkeys: new or old, they're still stupid / To keep a TV set working, use two
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