LUNT STRAYHORN sat in the old cowhide-seated rocker on the shanty porch and cracked his knuckles. Mrs. Strayhorn came and stood in the door, wiping suds from her hands. They were big, strong-looking hands for such a pinch-faced, withered, little, old woman.By S. OMAR BARKER12 min
THE STORY: Patricia Wellington, spoiled daughter of the wealthy senior partner of a Chicago mining company, is engaged to marry Warren Lovett, the junior partner. Previously she had been engaged to Craig Tarlton, a young man employed by her father, who disappeared after a quarrel with her.By WILLIAM BYRON MOWERY33 min
OUTSIDE, the wind pulled at stark tree limbs, trailed streamers of snow through the dark, but in the little grey brick outbuilding it was as hot as high noon in the Nicaraguan jungle. Long glass tanks stood around the walls, some clear, others a tangle of tape and hair grass, cabomba and crystalwort, their liquid depths dark mirrors of moving color—tiny blue and gold platyfish, green and silver swordtails, black mollies, red tetras, brown paradise fish, jewelfish, guppies and barbs.By LEONARD FAULKNER29 min
SOME PEOPLE get the breaks. They eat rich food off gold and silver dishes, and a limousine waits for them at the door. Some people don’t get the breaks. For them, nothing waits at the door but the wolf. That was Mr. Leander Seavey’s simple philosophy of life.By WILLIAM HUSE24 min
One of the advantages of reaching old age is being able to check up the facts in articles written about old-time events. Regarding “An Inside History of Canada,” October 1 installment, in which the difficulty of raising money to complete the C. P. R. is mentioned; it will be remembered by those of us on or near the work that Donald Smith, George Stephen, and J. J. Hill of the Northern Pacific Railway came to the rescue of the Canadian Government and the C. P. R. in the last years of construction and raised the money.
THE VOICE of the girl at the desk phone was discreetly low. "Did you have a good week?” The question was rhetorical, as flat as the multiplication table. "Oh, so-so,” replied the man two miles uptown. "Their accounts were in pretty bad shape, but we ought to wind things up out there in a few days.”By CLAIRE WALLIS22 min
THERE IS THIS about the early Russian revolution: The people in it were so busy attacking and counter-attacking that nobody took time to set down a discriminating account of what was actually taking place, so that the moving-picture people have it pretty much their own way.By ANN ROSS6 min
STAND BACK! When this bomb explodes it will throw a shower of liquid fire!” It is in Berlin, at a great Nazi Exposition; a squad of Goering’s Air Defense men are demonstrating to the crowd how to act in case of attack from the air. This is the third type of bomb which they have set off.By WILLSON WOODSIDE16 min
WHEN THEY SAY at Kingsley Farm that the place is doing well, more likely than not they are thinking less of farming than of the men who work the farm, for Kingsley is one farm in Ontario where they do not measure profit by the yield of the acre. In the heart of rich farming country not far from Toronto itself, commanding nearly 400 productive acres, it is a profitable farm, no doubt of it.By EDWARD DIX6 min
THE MAN of the house cuts short his interviews. “We can discuss that later. It must be nearly supper time.” The children appear from play. “Mom, isn’t it nearly supper time?” One of the grown-up “children” back for a week-end suggests: “Supper time?By M. FRANCES HUCKS of Chatelaine Institute staff15 min
LET'S HAVE a look at Jellicoe, one-time Canadian National Railways divisional point east of Port Arthur. About a year ago the hotelkeeper at Jellicoe thought he was having a big day if half a dozen guests showed up for meals. If a stranger appeared in Jellicoe the populace turned out en masse to gape at him.By LESLIE McFARLANE14 min
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