Six people of various backgrounds, thrown together by the strange and violent tempests of the modern Congo, are fleeing for their lives across the prairie-like savanna of Equateur province, trying to reach and cross the Ubangi River into safety.By RALPH ALLEN53 min
Did mutiny, gunplay and piracy break out on the Spanish Main when the Tropic Sea steamed in from Canada? Those were the rumors that spread in her wake — and for melodrama they had nothing on the real storyBy KEN LEFOLII22 min
In the schools, courts and jails of America, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has fought since 1909 for Negro rights. Their success in the U. S. capital has been called the Washington Miracle. It’s beginning to look as if they’ll make the miracle stick even in DixieBy IAN SCLANDERS19 min
Many pregnant women in Canada took a drug called thalidomide (sold under trade names TALIMOL and KEVADON ) during the past year. At least eight have since given birth to infants with defective arms or legs. More such births are expected. This tragic side-effect of thalidomide was first detected in West Germany.By JUNE CALLWOOD17 min
He owns a Toronto newspaper and a television station, but that isn’t why his name is known in most other parts of Canada. The real reason is that he appears to be interesting even when he isn’t doing much. Simple visibility could take him to the cabinetBy ERIC HUTTON17 min
NORMAN BETHUNE was an inspired medical crusader to some of his Montreal colleagues and a simple exhibitionist to others. To the Red Chinese he is one of only five national heroesBy ANNE MACDERMOT15 min
Every year about 1,500 firms go bankrupt in Canada. Some of them are really “twentieth century highway robbery on a grand scale.” These are the swindles that succeed by failing behind the protection of an obsolete lawBy Franklin Russell13 min
Although I am impressed with the persistence and the amount of labor poured into this research program (First open survey of psychochemical warfare. April 21). I am appalled by the lack of foresight and the insane assumptions which it implies.
THERE ARE SIGNS THAT CANADA has a new school of musicians good enough to meet the highest international standards. Five of the signs are the young men on these pages; three are pianists, two are conductors and none ever sings for strangers. For several years, Canadian singers, particularly women singers, have been proving themselves as good as the best in concert halls around the world; but in almost every other field of serious music, Canada has done about as well as she does in Olympic fencing.By DON NEW LANDS8 min
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