October 7, 1961

IT’S HARDER TO BE ANYBODY 2425

IT’S HARDER TO BE ANYBODY

A powerful new novella, later to be published in book form, about the consequences of a seemingly simple mistake — the idea that an ordinaryenough Christian might really be a Jew who was trying to deny it
R. B. BENNETT’S NOISY COLLISION WITH THE DEPRESSION 3031

R. B. BENNETT’S NOISY COLLISION WITH THE DEPRESSION

The 1929 crash thrust a self-assured millionaire into the prime minister’s office. In 1935 his own version of the New Deal threw him out. During the (hard) times between, Bennett was almost as important an event in Canadian history as the Great Depression itself
THE ANATOMY AND AFTERMATH OF A MELODRAMATIC HOAX 2829

THE ANATOMY AND AFTERMATH OF A MELODRAMATIC HOAX

EARLY THIS YEAR the editors of Maclean’s were briefly hoaxed, although the readers of Maclean's were not. The hoax was an eyewitness account of the rescue, by an escaped murderer, of a pilot who had crashed on a remote peak of the Rocky Mountains.
THE NUCLEAR DEATH OF A NUCLEAR SCIENTIST 1617

THE NUCLEAR DEATH OF A NUCLEAR SCIENTIST

In Moscow Nikita Khrushchov threatens that his country can build and dispatch a monster thermonuclear bomb equal to one hundred million tons of TNT and capable of wiping out all life over hundreds of square miles. ■ In Washington the latest corridor talk is of a conjectural neutron bomb, refined of old-fashioned heat and blast into a simple death ray—instantaneous, invisible, piercing the honeycombs of civilization to destroy humankind while leaving his foyers and chambers intact.
How seven families really got away from it all 3233

How seven families really got away from it all

In a remote hamlet in the Canadian Rockies a handful of Americans, most of them Quakers, are raising their children and living their lives free from big-city conformity and cold war nerves. When they need a modern gadget like a telephone, they make their own
FALCONRY IN THE SUBURBS 2021

FALCONRY IN THE SUBURBS

Frank Beebe probably knows as much about keeping murderous hawks happy as any falconer who ever served a Chinese warlord or medieval king. Now, from Iris home twenty miles from Victoria, he is trying to wrench this 4,000-year-old sport into a none-too-appreciative twentieth-century North America
MAILBAG 45
COMMENT

MAILBAG

How some Canadians have reacted to our half of the “Maclean-Hunter outcries”
JAPAN'S TRAGIC SOLUTION TO THE POPULATION CRISIS 3233

JAPAN'S TRAGIC SOLUTION TO THE POPULATION CRISIS

Of the several Asian nations endangered by the population explosion, only Japan has brought her birth rate under firm control. Today her rate is lower than Canada's but Japan is still paying a cruel price: two million abortions a year
THE LICENSE TO DEFRAUD IN CHARITY’S NAME 3637

THE LICENSE TO DEFRAUD IN CHARITY’S NAME

THERE ARE 6,$00 TAX-EXEMPT CORPORATIONS ACCUMULATING AT LEAST $300,000,000 A YEAR IN CANADA. THEY ARE SCANTILY INVESTIGATED DEFORE THEY ARE GIVEN FREEDOM FROM TAXES, AND ALMOST NEVER INVESTIGATED AT ALL AFTERWARD. IN MOST CASES THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE-THEY ARE LEGITIMATE CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS OR CHARITIES DOING IRREPLACEABLE WORK. BUT IN SOME CASES THEY ARE FRONTS FOR CROOKS WHO HAVE FOUND THE SWEETEST, SAFEST RACKET IN THE LAND
GENIUSES? Why, the woods were full of them 2627

GENIUSES? Why, the woods were full of them

For ten days Eva Szulner was den mother to 24 kids in a tent camp they pitched themselves. Nothing to it — except these kids all had IQs of more than 140 and ambitions to match
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