Recipe for good health? "Forget about health" Is there no escape from "cataclysmic bagpipes"? Why the Reds are winning the war of words

November 8 1958


Recipe for good health? "Forget about health" Is there no escape from "cataclysmic bagpipes"? Why the Reds are winning the war of words

November 8 1958


Recipe for good health? "Forget about health" Is there no escape from "cataclysmic bagpipes"? Why the Reds are winning the war of words

Regarding Dr. Shepherd’s Too Much Health Is Making Us Sick (Sept. 27), I say he deserves a medal! It’s about time we took a look at ourselves and took inventory of what the so-called miracles of medicine have done to us, rather than what they could do for us if we should find ourselves ailing from one of the many diseases we spend hours looking FOR.-MISS J. RUSHTON,


^ I regret strongly all these pills and vaccines and advertisements frightening people into ILL-HEALTH.-MRS. HILDA DUN-


You will be unpopular w'ith the drug industry, but you are on the side of the ANGELS.-R. E. MUGGINS, VANCOUVER.

^ ... He has hit the nail on the head. If 1 have only one good hand, one arm and am sitting in a wheelchair. I more than agree with him. Let’s forget about our health and get on with it.-RUTH A. STEPHENSON, VIC-


^ As a nurse, may I give three long loud cheers for Dr. Shepherd’s article.—


^ . The good doctor extols the

simplicity of the health program of grandmother’s day but he says nothing of the epidemics of that time. I am sure he would not have us return to the days when youngsters were allowed to “build a natural immunity” to diseases . . .-CLYDE HALL, SASKATOON.

Dear Social Register

My thanks to Robert Thomas Allen for Dear Social Register (Oct. I 1 ). Any red-blooded Canadian might well sign ”in disgust” as he has done. When I received their first letter I too was “in disgust,” but when the second letter came last month, informing me my name was going to be used, whether 1 permitted it or not, I may say that I was a little hot under the collar. I

have always understood that suckers only bite when gone after in early spring — say April, and not September

. . .-W. O. .1 ARRET T, TORONTO.

No love for bagpipes

In Mailbag (Oct. II) correspondent June Shore informs us that our gracious queen is adept as a Scottish dancer, presumably to the accompaniment of bagpipes. On the Canadian prairies I often heard the wailing sounds of cyclones and blizzards, and even in Vancouver I have been caught where I could not escape those “cataclysmic bagpipe district dances.” But I am

living in hopes of eternal peace later —to my knowledge bagpipes are not allowed in CEMETERIES.-H. C. KINGSTON,


Air-force decorations

Where did Rafe Madison Go? (Oct. I 1) was a fine work of fiction. There are a couple of errors, however. Your illustrator, Don Anderson, has placed his ribbons incorrectly on the flight-lieuten-

ant. I he DLC has its stripes running the wrong way. The purple stripe should run from top inside to bottom outside. The next ribbon, 1939-45 Star, is incorrect. 'I he next two ribbons, Air Crew Europe and African Star, are in reverse order. In addition, it appears that the African Star is reversed. In my copy of Maclean’s the pale blue appears to be toward the centre of the body. It should be on the edge closest to the left shoulder. The CVSM shown next is correct, but where is the War Medal, always side by side wiih the CVSM? ... - D. R. IORNEY. TORONTO.

Henderson, meet Henderson!

It is said that people never know themselves. That must be true, because I certainly did not recognize myself in your article on “the man behind Canadian TV’s most famous face”! One point, however, I should like to clear up: I enjoy the best relations with the Bulova Watch Company, on whose TV commercials I appear from coast-tocoast in Canada. It gave a far from accurate impression of those relations to say that “in 1946 (Henderson) became a CBC radio announcer and during the next two years uttered so many time signals that he still can’t bear to hear the word Bulova.”

hor the rest, I am content to let people judge for themselves what I am really like. - TARRY HENDERSON, CLARKSON, ONT.

C»et rough with Russia?

I agree with Lin Yutang (Let’s Stop Being Polite to the Russians, Oct. I I ) that we are losing the propaganda battle with the Communists, but I cannot agree with his proposed counter-offensive. Surely it would be criminal to encourage the peoples of eastern Europe to revolt, when we cannot back them up for fear of starting a world war. I am sure the Hungarian freedom fighters had some bitter thoughts on Western perfidy when remembering the siren voice of Radio Free Europe.—