UNGERN VON STERNBURG, bitterest of the White Russian partisans, in a short year had made his name a terror from Irkutsk to Vladivostok. When first he started fighting the Reds he was called “The Mad Baron;” before long and with a weight of dreadful circumstance prompting the adjective was changed to "Bloody.”By ROBERT WELLES RITCHIE39 min
ONE OF the most important developments of interest to life insurance policyholders in 1933 is the growing popularity of the non-participating policy. Most people appreciate, of course, that there are two major types of life insurance contract.By KENNETH R. WILSON6 min
¶ FOR A YEAR and a half the World Disarmament Conference has been in session at Geneva. In that time the principal nations represented have spent five billions of dollars on improved methods of destruction. In Asia and South America they have tried out their newest guns and ammunition under actual working conditions; wars have been, or are being, fought.
HIS SERENE HIGHNESS. Prince Charles of Damaria, to give him his abbreviated title used on non-ceremonial occasions, after studying his morning letters fell into a somewhat thoughtful frame of mind. He summoned the young man who acted for him in all matters which required brain effort and who was sometimes alluded to as the prince’s secretary and sometimes as his chamberlain.By E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM27 min
MISS AGNES MACPHAIL was born in a log cabin, but has not yet become Prime Minister. She spent the first fourteen years of her life on a farm in Grey County, Ontario, and looks back upon that period as being almost as bad as her last twelve years in Ottawa.By R. T. L.4 min
PEAVIE" PETE was a high-rigger. Do you know what a high-rigger is? Of course you don’t, so I’ll tell you. A highrigger is a lumberjack who earns his living climbing trees and lopping off the tops. It’s a tough racket. The trees out West, where the high-riggers work, are no toothpicks; some of them are 300 feet high.By J. CECIL NELSON21 min
ARMAMENT COMPANIES have had little reason to complain of the results of the first year of the Disarmament Conference. Instead of reductions which were promised, the world’s armament appropriations have shown a substantial increase for 1933.By LT.-COL. GEORGE A. DREW21 min
Question—Would you kindly give me your opinion of Western Savings and Loan Association of Winnipeg? Is this a safe company with which to invest?—O. S. W., Ninette, Man. Answer—Western Savings and Loan Association operates under the jurisdiction of the provincial authorities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
THERE ARE many cynical and derogatory remarks made in connection with the mysterious power exerted by a full moon, but it stands to reason that if it is capable of arousing a mighty surge in the breast of the ocean, its effect on a human mentality should also be considerable.By FREDERICK B. WATT21 min
Encyclopedia—Nobody on earth knows as much as a telephone girl in a small town. —Fernie Free Press. Faint Praise—Man was just as intelligent 10,000 years ago as he is now, declares a learned professor, damning our prehistoric ancestors with faint praise.
THE MAN was a hero. He had just rescued the yellow-bearded trader from a rather horrible form of death. He had all but lost his own life in performing the deed. It was the sort of spectacular, heroic act which stirs all men to their inmost depths.By JAMES CLIFTON PETERS19 min
Similar—“You say your son plays the piano like Paderewski?” “Yes. He uses both hands.”—Lindsay Post. Good Training—A lady was entertaining her friend's small son. “Are you quite sure you can cut your meat, Tommy?” she asked. “Yes, thank you,” replied Tommy, without looking up.
AND NOW, having seen something of the extent to which Canada is affected by the depression; having examined, too, some of its more important causes, we are in a position to consider possible remedies. Before attempting this, however, it will be wise to dispose of some of the quack remedies offered to the patients.By HONORABLE E. C. DRURY18 min
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