EARLY SUMMER came heralded by avalanches. By now the line was plastered with curving snowsheds, the yellow timber of these open-air refuge tunnels glinting blatantly across scarred slopes down which trickled and roared vast rivers of snow and rock; but so soon as they were completed, the mountains in sportive disdain unleashed new perils in new places, and it was not till June, seven months after the last spike was driven, that Van Home felt safe in dispatching his first through transcontinental passenger train from Montreal.By ALAN SULLIVAN35 min
WHEN THE referee has blown his whistle for the last time at the end of the long hockey season and the round of banquets is over for the Stanley Cup champions, hockey players begin to turn their steps toward the various parts of the country where they make their homes in the summer.By JAMES C. HENDY15 min
IN 1936 Great Britain for the first time in her history will restrict the importation of Empire-grown foodstuffs. The British Dominions then lose their last free market. The traditional stimulus to Imperial development will have been withdrawn, and no one knows by what new roads the younger British peoples must seek their destinies.By G. R. STEVENS15 min
MANY THINGS make excellent servants but poor masters. A pair of scales, for example. Properly used—and let’s understand right now I vote all my ballots for them—they add to our knowledge, our happiness and our health. They help us obtain important facts about growth, about weight and about nutrition.By HUGH GRANT ROWELL11 min
IT WOULDN’T seem right to let the summer months go by without saying something about the salad question. Not that salads are exclusively summer fare. But they can be made to look and feel so cool, and we have the “makings” in our own gardens, so it would seem a shame to pass up a chance to talk about them.By M. FRANCES HUCKS9 min
PLEASE allow me space in your valuable columns to reply to an article that you recently published on “Municipal Debt” by Mr. Thomas Bradshaw, president of the North America Life Assurance Co., director of the Bank of Canada, vice-president of the Toronto General Trusts Corp., Canada’s No. 1 authority on municipal finance and the patriot who would save Canada for the bondholders by keeping the kids out of school.By Mr. Bradshaw9 min
DESPITE its royal name, there is nothing highfalutin’ about Prince Albert. It boasts no fine architectural buildings, no high society. But, for all its inherent modesty, Prince Albert is a hearty lad! Prince Albert was sired by strong, dominant men, mothered by women of gentleness and endurance.By MARY WEEKES9 min
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