January 22, 1966

STRATFORD'S DARK DAY 1011

STRATFORD'S DARK DAY

THE SHOCKING DISCOVERY that British Mortgage And Trust Company was threatened with foreclosure brought a kind of drama to Stratford, Ontario, that could never be acted on the stage of its Shakespearean theatre. The charming little city of twenty-two thousand was in real trouble.
DYLAN: AN EXPLOSION OF POETRY 2021

DYLAN: AN EXPLOSION OF POETRY

LIKE MOST GROWN-UPS of the 1960s, I had until recently spent as little time as possible listening to rock-and-roll music. To me, rock and roll had seemed what I suppose the popular music of all younger generations has seemed to all older generations: too loud, too boorish, too dull.
THE HERO HUNTERS ALWAYS GET THEIR MAN 2425

THE HERO HUNTERS ALWAYS GET THEIR MAN

I HELPED MAKE Harold Acornley a public hero because I saw what he did the night a transformer on a hydro pole blew up and trapped Roy Seabrooke amid the flames, arms outflung in his frenzy, like a man crucified and now burned on a sacrificial Cross of Lorraine.
THE THREE: QUEBEC’S NEW FACE IN OTTAWA 1617

THE THREE: QUEBEC’S NEW FACE IN OTTAWA

POLITICAL ENEMIES call them The Three Sparrows or, still with a sneer but with less venom. The Three Doves. Other hostile labels are aimed not at them but at their associates — itles like The Three Just Men or The Three Clean Men of the Quebec federal Liberal Party.
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BOBBY HULL

WHEN BOBBY HUL L is in his own living room, you don't get the picture that here is the Golden Jet of the Chicago Black Hawks, the most dashing and attractive player in hockey. On the ice, who can miss him? He is beautifully right for his game. When Hull swoops to his left, his right leg crossing high, his motion is as fluid as a bird’s in flight.
The Grenadines paradise just over the horizon 1415

The Grenadines paradise just over the horizon

I LOUNGED BENEATH billowing sails as St. Vincent receded behind The Whistler, and gazed with anticipation at the seascape opening southward: a profusion of rocks and islands, low sand cays like floating seabirds, conical peaks like anthills — the Grenadines, least known of the West Indian islands.
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Dean can do just about anything

I SUPPOSE LIFE is full of surprises for everybody, but I can never help thinking how unlikely it would have seemed, only a few years ago, if somebody had told me that my husband Mike and I would not only find ourselves raising two children belonging to somebody else, but would be facing (and, I like to think, coping pretty well with) the problems of being parents of a physically handicapped child.
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MAILBAG

MAILBAG

YOUR EDITORIAL Why University Students Should Go On Paying Fees completely missed the point. Contrary to what you imply, all official statements made by the Canadian Union of Students emphasize that any financial aid must be given to all post-secondary institutions—academic, technical and vocational—to permit the development of the skills of the widest possible range.
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BACKGROUND

THE ATMOSPHERE IN CBC Toronto’s Television Studio Two was one of sleepy casualness. It was 8.30 a.m. In a corner, a prop man hammered desultorily away at a platform to be used in a video-taping that morning of what was hilled as a “very different” provincial-affairs program.
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MACLEAN’S LEISURE LIVING

Big boom in the basement: model slot car racing

A new hobby that could rescue thousands of basement recreation rooms from disuse has whirred onto the Canadian scene: slot-car racing. Five years ago the term didn’t even exist here; in 1966 manufacturers and importers expect to sell two million dollars’ worth of slot-car equipment.
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