The young successor Duplessis Is grooming Experts ask why you’re unkind to your kids
WHEN WILL DUPLESSIS RETIRE? for years has been one of Quebec's popular guessing games. It's now gaining piquancy from the fact that many in Quebec think they see a successor. He’s Joseph Mignault Paul Sauvé, minister of social welfare and youth who recently guided Union Nationale through four by-elections and won all of them. Duplessis stayed aloof from the action, leaving his younger deputy— a son of the late Senator Arthur Sauvé and one of Quebec's World War II heroes—to collect honors.
XMAS GIFT FOR CHOOSY PEOPLE: Macy’s (N Y.) is selling twin-bed-size mink blankets at $4,000 apiece or, for peasants, white-fox blankets the same size for $1,995 . . • A milk (not mink) carpet has been produced by a firm in Brantford, Ont. It's made of fibre developed from cow's milk and if it stands up it will go on sale in a year or two . . . Colored foam-rubber Xmas trees made in Holland will sell in Canada ($6 for 4-foot tree). You fold ’em after using.
A HARD BRAKE ON U. S. SHOPPING by Canadians has long applied to liquor (40 ounces every four months), cigarettes (200), cigars (50) and other items. Why not an equally hard brake on women’s clothing? say Canadian manufacturers. They're going to petition the federal government to cut the $100 duty-free ceiling on womens wear which next to dining, wining, lodging and travel is one of the things Canadians spend most money on when they go to the U. S.
ARCTIC PATRIARCH Vilhjalmur Stefansson is
planning a new assault on our diet habits and on vegetarians with a brand-new weapon—he contends that meat-eating Eskimos don’t get cancer, and he’s now probing Canadian sources for evidence. To show he’s sold on the theory Stefansson, at 78, recently returned to the all-meat diet he followed for 15 winters while living with the Eskimos.
DO WE PAMPER OUR CHILDREN, give them too much of everything they want or need? Many parents think so, but 50 Canadian organizations devoted to child care and study say “no.” The specific charge at a recent conference on The Needs of Canadian Children—comprising such groups as the Canadian Mental Health Association and Canadian Education Association—was: Our children don’t enjoy the highest possible degree of physical, mental and emotional, social and spiritual well-being. The experts will assemble facts, hold an all-Canada conference in 1960 to improve matters.
LADIES’ UNMENTIONABLES not only will be mentioned this winter— they’ll be seen. Gaudy-hued long underwear will be sold as trimtogs or tights to wear for skating, skiing and curling—under short skirts—but essentially they’re the same as “long johns” grandma used to wear and would never have dared show.
PREVIEWING THE WEATHER - WATCH OUT, WINTER'S HERE!
If you haven't the storm windows up do it quickly—there’s not much time. Here’s a regional story of storms, forecast for Maclean’s by Weather Engineering Corporation of Canada for Nov. 11-27:
MARITIMES: Severe storms Nov. 14 and 26, minor storminess Nov. 23. Cool Nov. 11-13 with temperatures rising sharply around Nov. 25.
SOUTHERN QUEBEC: Occasional storms Nov. 13-14 and Nov. 20.
Cold spell on Nov. 16 week end but warming by Nov. 24. MANITOBA AND ONTARIO: Weak storms in Nov. 11-27 period,
main precipitation around Nov. 13 and Nov. 19. Cold snap Nov. 16-18. ALBERTA-SASKATCHEWAN: Cold on Nov. 16 week end. Minor storms with only light precipitation over whole period.
SOUTHERN B. C.: Cool on Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 week ends, only minor precipitation.
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