FILM

CONTEST

May 1 1970
FILM

CONTEST

May 1 1970

CONTEST

CONTEST NO. 51

CBC HEADQUARTERS TORONTO STOP ACCEPT WITH PLEASURE PROFFERED POST AS CO-HOST OF NEW SHOW ENTITLED QUOTE THIS HOUR HAS SEVEN DAYS UNQUOTE STOP PIERRE TRUDEAU.

Of course, that telegram was never sent. But it might have been. In 1964 Trudeau was being considered for the job. As columnist George Bain of the Toronto Globe and Mail has noted: “It makes an

oddly amusing thought that if Trudeau had played his cards right he might have become Laurier LaPierre.” History is full of such fascinating might - have - beens. Readers are invited to speculate on them by means of similar telegrams that never were. Maximum length: 50 words. Address entries to Contest No. 51, Maclean’s, 481 University Ave., Toronto 101. The deadline is May 22.

RESULTS OF CONTEST NO. 49

Contestants were asked to compose rhyming couplets involving linguistic lost positives. Since there are a finite number of lost positives to be found in the underbush of English, there were many duplications. The judges based their decisions more on the cleverness of the couplet

than the rarity of the positive. Ten dollars for these: Till the pill June was mune.

E. Harold Wykes, Islington, Ont.

I spise Apple pies.

Marian Beekman, Aylmer, Ont.

This couplet is complete, There are no words to lete.

Mrs. A. Bissonnette, Biggar, Sask.

If Adam and Eve had been more ane

They might have raised Abel—but never Cain.

June Allen, Hudson Heights, Que.

When family ties are put to the test

Stay aloof—eest is best.

D. Magor, North Vancouver, BC

What we need across this nation

Is a stable state of flation.

M. Roberta Langtry, Toronto

Can the 20th century use a word

That in positive form sounds all but surd?

Robert W. Clarke, Ville St. Laurent, Que.

The dread Flacculus

Boccuous

Is terribly occuous.

Prof. Simon Leigh, Fredericton

His popularity should continue to grow

As his rogatory remarks never cease to flow.

C. S. Liddell, Montreal

Funct fashion—

Young folk’s passion!

Sylvia P. Vuillemot, Montreal

It would be astrous To have a new mattress.

Carol White, Calgary □