“MOST WOMEN bitterly resist putting anything on their backs they haven’t already seen on a platoon of other women’s. Time and again. I've found women just adoring — three years later — styles that left them cold when they first came out. They’re cowards.
FOR THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS of its existence the Bank of Canada, the Crown-owned central bank that dominates Canadian finance, was a tower of silence. Its governor, an official appointed by the government for seven-year terms but not directly responsible to any cabinet minister, was a grey eminence seldom seen, even more seldom heard, and always a monument of prudence and restraint.By Peter C. Newman
WHAT JOHN F. KENNEDY said in the capital of Canada last May was pretty well lost in the joyful hubbub about how he—and more particularly his wife-—looked. He looked young, strong, and easy to know; she looked grrreat! Well, for anyone who wasn’t there, the photographs in this album have almost as much charm as the Kennedys in person, although in Jacqueline’s case there is more to sec than a camera will ever catch.
THE ABOVE QUOTE is from THE ART OF KISSING by Hugh Morris, who is also the author of How TO MAKE LOVE and MODERN LOVE LETTERS. I got Mr. Morris’s three books by answering an advertisement in MONTREAL MIDNIGHT. In fact, for some time now, I have been answering the ads that appear in the back pages of publications like HUSH, FLASH, SALESMAN S OPPORTUNITY, ARGOSY, and UNCENSORED, and day after day the postman has come to the door with the promised plain brown envelopes.By MORDECAI RICHLER:
WHEN IT COMES TO PREDICTING a child's success in life it must often seem to parents that the most scientific tool anyone’s come up with is still the old rhyme beginning, “Monday’s child is fair of face ...” For example, one long-term study shows that fifteen hundred of the brightest schoolkids in California grew up to be fifteen hundred pretty bright adults — but there wasn't an authentic genius among them.By DOROTHY SANGSTER
Ralph Allen's final report on a tormented continent
IT MAY BE NO ACCIDENT that the most prophetic words ever written about Africa have been in the form of fiction. That lustrous, gleaming, tortured, terrible and magnificent continent is far larger than life. It can never be described by any mere recital of fact.
TWELVE YEARS AGO in another Dominion Day editorial, we printed (for the first time anywhere) a remarkable letter from Sir John A. Macdonald to a friend in Calcutta. Canada’s first prime minister was writing from London just after the passage of the British North America Act — “the Act uniting all British North America,” as Sir John proudly put it — but his view of Canada’s prospect was not optimistic:
About living in 1961: The Consumer Price Index this year includes frozen foods and air travel and has dropped, among other items, brooms, ice and men’s work boots. Not new on the index but not emphasized by its compilers: liquor. About debtors: Are immigrants who decide they can’t make a go of Canada and leave for home a headache for creditors here? Not a serious one; three quarters of them pay up once they get settled at home, and most of the others, says the Canadian Collectors’ Association, respond to a little nagging.
Dr. Fred Urquhart, a lively, congenial zoologist who until early this year was head of life sciences at the Royal Ontario Museum, is apt to emit moaning sounds these days at any mention of the time he ate a Monarch butterfly. “It wasn’t a goldfish-eating stunt,” he says. “I’m concerned with a serious scholarly matter.By ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN
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