December 2, 1961

YOUR MONEY AND THE “DISCOUNT” WAR 1819

YOUR MONEY AND THE “DISCOUNT” WAR

YOUR DOLLAR AND MINE have become the target in the fiercest and most contused battle ever fought among Canadian shopkeepers. The reason, as anyone who reads or listens knows by now, is the mushrooming of so-called discount department stores.
How I came through the great ice storm of '61 in an eight-room house with the heat off and coped with everything except my wife 3031

How I came through the great ice storm of '61 in an eight-room house with the heat off and coped with everything except my wife

IT WAS JUST TWENTY minutes to nine on the last Saturday night in February when the power tailed at my home on the outskirts of Rockburn, a tiny satellite village of Montreal about an hour's drive from the city. There had been a freezing rain the night before, and the tips of the young ice-laden birches were already touching the snow'.
THE NEW EPIDEMICS 1213

THE NEW EPIDEMICS

FLUSHED WITH RECENT VICTORIES OVER OUR DEADLIEST FOE, THE MICROBE, WE NO LONGER SEE OURSELVES AS ENGAGED IN A STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL. BUT IN TRUTH, A TASK FORCE OF MEDICAL DETECTIVES IS DISCOVERING, WE HAVE MERELY TRADED OLD EPIDEMICS FOR NEW ONES—AND EVEN THE OLD ONES SEEM TO BE COMING BACK IN NEW WAYS
The scholar Buchenwald couldn't break 2425
THE LAST DAYS OF FRANK PICKERSGILL

The scholar Buchenwald couldn't break

He was a big, ungainly egghead before the days of eggheads. At first he didn’t care much for the Nazis or the Allies. Yet his underground career and his last excruciating days at Buchenwald were filled with “unspeakable courage”
THE OVERNIGHT BULL MARKET IN MODERN PAINTING 2021

THE OVERNIGHT BULL MARKET IN MODERN PAINTING

Never mind what they mean — why have abstract paintings boomed to a $6,000,000-a-year traffic in Canada within three years? For that matter, who's Harold Town? And why are his best abstracts $1,550 prizes now, when six years ago he could barely give away paintings he says were just as good?
Medicine discovers the teen-agers 2627

Medicine discovers the teen-agers

Between 12 and 18, most people are healthier than they ever were before or will be again — but they're also overfed, underworked and easily laid low by many physical and mental complaints of their own. Are they special cases that need doctors and clinics of their own? A growing number of doctors think so: here’s what they’re doing about it
HOW ONE FAMILY LIVES VERY WELL INDEED ON $58 A WEEK 1415

HOW ONE FAMILY LIVES VERY WELL INDEED ON $58 A WEEK

They dine out lavishly, buy books, records and prints, and they holiday in the South. They're not in debt. How do they do it? With an appetite for getting the most from life and the knack of getting at least some of it free
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COMMENT

MAILBAG

An average man’s cure for work addiction/What price the undeserving poor?
THE ANATOMY OF ESCAPE 2425

THE ANATOMY OF ESCAPE

a report from just about nowhere,
Quebec's working widows join the quiet revolution 2829

Quebec's working widows join the quiet revolution

By tradition and the Napoleonic Code, there are only three places where a Quebec woman belongs: the kitchen, the nursery, and church on Sunday. Note a handful of enterprising widows are leading them out to compete—mon Dieu! —with businessmen for money. It’s the quietest but in some ways the most revolutionary thing that’s happening inside the quiet revolution
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