February 12, 1979

Nine men in search of even-handed justice 3637

Nine men in search of even-handed justice

On December 21, 1978, Mr. Justice Wishart Spence, 75, having reached the mandatory age, was duly retired from the Supreme Court bench. At a small ceremony in the black walnut panelled courtroom Justice Minister Marc Lalonde faced the nine-member Supreme Court and delivered a short speech to Spence in appreciation of his 15 years of service on the Court.
Won’t you come home Jim Jerome? 1011
Frontlines

Won’t you come home Jim Jerome?

The immediate problem is to find his footing. In the haste to change from the dignified Speaker of the House of Commons into the scrappy member of Parliament for Sudbury, James Jerome has forgotten his galoshes back in Ottawa. So now he moves with the uncertainty of leather on ice up Durham Street, head bowed to a glass-slivered wind from the north.
Letters 1616a
Letters

Letters

The article Southern Sheriffs: Less Misbehavin' (Jan. 15) was informative and well written. It gave me an insight into what is happening in the U.S. southern states as it relates to changes in law enforcement. This story is relevant to any Canadian heading south or for those who visit the southern U.S. on a regular basis.
The CIA affair: a bad trip revisited 1819
Canadian News

The CIA affair: a bad trip revisited

The scene was long ago and far away, in Zurich back in 1957, when Dr. D. Ewen Cameron, described by one colleague as “the godfather of Canadian psychiatry,” rose to present his startling and severe new treatment for schizophrenia. Some members of his distinguished audience at the Second International Congress for Psychiatry, which included the grand old man of the profession, Dr. Carl Jung, seemed surprised by Cameron’s harsh “de-patterning” techniques, but he was not rattled.
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People

People

It was no honeymoon for actor Art Carney, when he and co-stars Maureen Stapleton (Interiors), Lew Ayres (Damien-Omen II) and Margaret Hamilton arrived in Vancouver to find themselves four characters in search of a set. They were there to shoot Letters from Frank, a TV movie in which Carney plays the part of a newspaper employee being forced into retirement.
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Music

Bey makes hay, and how

Salome Bey, who on Broadway has played God’s Mother, has traded in her diadem for a red dress and feathers. The star of Indigo, an allblack cabaret revue that, since it opened last October, has been drawing capacity crowds to Basin Street, a Toronto jazz venue, Bey has quit the land of healin’ water and is singing about bootleg liquor, champagne and wine.
The hero who flew into a week-long temper and blocked the big bad bear from Montreal 5657
Column

The hero who flew into a week-long temper and blocked the big bad bear from Montreal

The most useful weapon in politics is spurious anger. Those who cannot manufacture passion cannot generate it in the voters. John Diefenbaker, naturally, was the best proof of that, able on a moment’s notice to summon giant buckets of outrage that took hours to empty, word by word.
A turning point in the Sahara 3031
World News

A turning point in the Sahara

Wictory Villa differs little from its neighbors on the palm-shaded hillside rising above the Mediterranean port of Algiers. Yet behind the peeling whitewash, Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver was once sheltered and LSD guru Timothy Leary once visited.
Relax today, tomorrow the world 4445
Lifestyles

Relax today, tomorrow the world

Some two million people around the world—190,000 of them in Canada—have learned the technique of sitting quietly, closing their eyes and reciting a “mantra”—a daily exercise designed to clear the mind of random thoughts and attune it to enter a state of deep relaxation.
Yet another high-wire act from a cartoonist’s delight 2425
World News

Yet another high-wire act from a cartoonist’s delight

Flair has never been one of French Prime Minister Raymond Barre’s strong points. His personality is routinely described as “uncharismatic.” His portly, earnest figure, making its regular pronouncements on the French economy, has become such a cartoonists’ delight that even he was moved to dub himself “a round square.”
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