November 16, 1963

My long search for a cancer serum 2627

My long search for a cancer serum

I WAS CONVINCED that while there were many cures of various types of cancer, these cures occurred in specially selected groups of patients. Statistics very often included only those patients who had early stages of the disease, and they left out entirely all those in the later stages and those in which other complications had developed.
Getting to know wolves on a personal basis 1819

Getting to know wolves on a personal basis

Farley Mowat conhinues to he Canada's angriest not-verv-young writer. In the past his anger has been directed at official and public indifference toward (a) the plight of Canada's northern natives and (b) the plight of the whole world under the nuclear threat.
TO THE LITTLE RED (CANADIAN) SCHOOL HOUSE 2425

TO THE LITTLE RED (CANADIAN) SCHOOL HOUSE

WHEN THE CHILDREN came home from their first day in a Canadian school, they were full of problems. “How do you spell centre?" tenyear-old Chris wanted to know. “C-e-n-t-e-r,” I told him. “How did you spell it?” “That’s what I wrote, but the teacher marked it wrong.
MY COLLEAGUES, THE WITCH DOCTURS 2021

MY COLLEAGUES, THE WITCH DOCTURS

A COMMONLY HELD BELIEF about primitive people is that they are carefree folk who escape the various psychic malaises which afflict Westerners in our fast-paced and complex urban society. A companion belief is that should an occasional native succumb to mental illness, little can be done for him because of the absence of modern psychiatric therapy.
JOURNEY DOWN THE RAILWAY THAT COULDN'T BE BUHT 3031

JOURNEY DOWN THE RAILWAY THAT COULDN'T BE BUHT

THE SUN was inching into the bleak northern sky when Maclean's photo editor Don Newlands and I checked out of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell Hotel in Wabush, Labrador, to begin the journey to Seven Islands, Que. We had flown into Wabush directly from Toronto and spent a few days there looking into life on the last frontier, à la 1963, and although we had both enjoyed our visit with the men and women who are opening up the wilderness, I for one was anxious to get going.
CANADA'S NEXT BIG BOOM 1415

CANADA'S NEXT BIG BOOM

ALMOST EVERYBODY has by this time come to realize that the old stereotype of the really big busi nessman-the dollar-cigar-smoking Empire Builder who beieved that what was good for The Company was good for the nation - has long since been replaced by the Corpo rate Executive, a cool managerial type, disinterested in economic ex ploitation though adept at meshing group effort.
The great communist scare of the Thirties 2425

The great communist scare of the Thirties

AT A QUARTER TO SEVEN on a November evening in 1929, Jack MacDonald, a known communist, climbed into the bandstand in Queen’s Park in front of the provincial parliament buildings in midtown Toronto. He was scheduled to be the first of three speakers to address a crowd of about five thousand.
The social side of the cold war 2829

The social side of the cold war

RCAF 4 (F) WING, at Baden-Soellingen, Germany, lies in green and restful country. The air base, a Canadian military enclave since 1953, is in the gorgeous Schwarzwald — the Black Forest. The elegant old spa of BadenBaden is only fifteen minutes away by car.
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MAILBAG

MAILBAG

I have never before so completely and utterly disagreed with an article as I did with Barbara Moon’s The case against all those sports on television (Oct. 5). Sports are the only real excitement on TV, and my only criticism is that we don’t see the weekly boxing program from the U.
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MACLEAN'S REVIEWS

ROBERT FULFORD

POP ART can be defined as that form of contemporary painting which tells you what a Campbell’s soup can would look like if you were a mouse. Pop art is the most recent form of painting and sculpture to emerge from the United States; it made its first appearance in Canada last month with two exhibitions in Toronto, at the Jerrold Morris International Gallery and the Mirvish Gallery.
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