October 6, 1962

The private life of YOUSUF KARSH 2223

The private life of YOUSUF KARSH

How the Armenian boy who fled here from Turkish persecution built a career as a portrait photographer that’s made him almost as famous as his subjects
A Russian's-eye view of Russia—by a Canadian 1819

A Russian's-eye view of Russia—by a Canadian

ON AUGUST 13, 1959, I rode in a train across the Polish border into Soviet Russia with a ten-day visitor’s visa issued by the Soviet embassy in Warsaw. It was nearly two years before I could get out of Russia again. What kept me there so long was one moment of confusion in the paper work at the border, followed by twenty-three months of frustrating inability—mine and the Canadian embassy's— to solve the enigma of Soviet red tape.
CAN THESE MEN RUN CANADA BETTER? 1415

CAN THESE MEN RUN CANADA BETTER?

WHILE THE 25TH PARLIAMENT lasts, the three most powerful men in Canada are John Diefenbaker; his new finance minister, George Nowlan; and a new senator and minister without portfolio whose name is Wallace McCutcheon. Until late this summer Nowlan and McCutcheon were little known outside their own professions, which are, respectively, federal politics and big business.
THE OBSESSION OF ALBERT FAILLE 3233

THE OBSESSION OF ALBERT FAILLE

THE SOUTH NAHANNI, high in the Northwest Territories, is probably the most beautiful river in Canada, but it is a killer river and hardly anyone ever travels it. Some people say it's cursed. It goes from nowhere to nowhere, rising in the Selwyn Mountain glaciers, and rushing almost 400 miles south to the Liard River.
For goodness' sake, stop improving the horse 3233

For goodness' sake, stop improving the horse

FOR CENTURIES, according to horsemen, we’ve been improving the breed of the horse. It’s hard to see how, judging by the most improved of all horses, the thoroughbred. From an animal that has slugged along beside man for thousands of years, pulling stumps, hauling beer wagons, tilling the land and carrying warriors into battle, he’s become a Fancy Dan with legs like a cricket, bulging eyes, a torso like Sheila the Peelah and the disposition of a couch case.
three-party politics in Britain 2627

three-party politics in Britain

The Liberals have come back from the dead to lead a young man's modest revolt against the British class system
“OHÉ, LES GARS DU TOUR DU ST. LAURENT!” 1819

“OHÉ, LES GARS DU TOUR DU ST. LAURENT!”

A UNIQUE AND, TO MOST Canadians, battling breed of men invaded parts of Ontario and Quebec for eight days this summer, as they or others like them have been doing for nine years now. These men were bicycle racers, men who—for sport or a very little money—pedal their bikes full-out as much as five hours at a time, covering sometimes a hundred miles without relaxing.
FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT 2223

FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT

Robert Fulford offers ONE CANADIAN'S PLEA FOR A NEW CANADIAN PURPOSE
THE RICHEST BARNYARD PHILOSOPHER IN SHOW BUSINESS 1617

THE RICHEST BARNYARD PHILOSOPHER IN SHOW BUSINESS

THE BIGGEST, MOST PROFITABLE inside joke in the country is a pipe-sucking, teeth-picking, whisky-loving old roué from a hillbilly backwater of French Canada. He's Père Gédéon—Père Gédéon of the Plouffe family, a television series; Père Gédéon of The Town Above, another television series; Père Gédéon of half the night-club stages between Montreal and Edmundston, New Brunswick.
MAILBAG 89

MAILBAG

What do Jehovah’s Witnesses do with all that money? Department of warped minds (sex and sadism division)
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