April 1, 1973

The Great Canadian History Robbery 2627

The Great Canadian History Robbery

William Lyon Mackenzie lost a rebellion. Can he win the battle of the books?
ADOPTION BY A COLD LAND 3839

ADOPTION BY A COLD LAND

But a postwar Hungarian immigrant finds warmth, too. He calls it love
W.L. Mackenzie: He spoke for Canada 2829

W.L. Mackenzie: He spoke for Canada

Somehow, in that atmosphere of chalk dust, while everybody was drawing circles on the desks with their compasses, they got William Lyon Mackenzie by us. We knew he did something, but we didn’t know what; and whatever he did was a lot less important than geometry, even though nothing was less important than geometry.
Last Collage 3031

Last Collage

Dying as a work of art
A NIGHT ON HE TOWN 4647

A NIGHT ON HE TOWN

Or The Mystery of Minnie Marsden’s Garden
Competence In Place Of Brilliance 9495
MUSIC

Competence In Place Of Brilliance

Last year’s best-selling rock single was a tendentious history of rock and roll as spied through the fantasies of its composer-performer. American Pie doesn’t quite prove that the music died, any more than The Last Picture Show means John Wayne is gone, but it shows how ingrown a pop art form can become.
MEL HYLAND'S HOME ON THE RANGE 4445

MEL HYLAND'S HOME ON THE RANGE

The Calgary Stampede as a rough ride on the way to the saddle bronc championship of the world
The Ritual Of Disease, The Dance Of Death 8687
TELEVISION

The Ritual Of Disease, The Dance Of Death

Doctor: “Excuse me nurse, I have to go up and save a life.” Nurse: “I’ll tell ya what, Doc, give the patient a break and stay here.” It used to be a joke that the little men in white coats were coming to get you. Too late. They’re here. A few more medical shows and they’ll have to carry me off to the place we used to call the loony bin.
YOUR VIEW 1617

YOUR VIEW

It has been a long time since I have urged anyone to go out and buy some particular magazine, but I’ve done just that with the February issue of Maclean’s. From cover to cover, every article is thoroughly enjoyable. Keep up your format. So many publications are little more than a conglomeration of advertisements.
Selling Athletes For Fun And Profit 9293
SPORTS

Selling Athletes For Fun And Profit

Gerry Patterson thinks square. That is one of the secrets of his success, and Gerry Patterson, at 39, is a very successful man. He is enthusiastic and loud and tells a lot of jokes, and every day at noon he shuts the door of his Place Ville Marie office in downtown Montreal and lies down on the plush red carpet for a half hour catnap.
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