BOTH AS a moralist and a fisherman, I was greatly shocked at Mr. Beamish’s article, “The Pike is no Piker,” which appeared in your issue of July 15. How anyone who has the deep knowledge of pike nature which it is quite evident that Mr. Beamish possesses can defend, still less admire the creature, is as remarkable as it is sad.
TOMMY ARMOUR dived from the springboard at the top of the diving platform. His body, brown to the waist, arched upon the summer sky in transitory silhouette, sundered the bright lake water with only a puddle of foam to mark the place of entrance.By EDWARD SHENTON22 min
IN MY day at the Little Red School House, the standard lunch was a slicedmeat sandwich and pie affair wrapped in the cleanest piece of paper available and carried in a tin pail. There was no dearth of calories or carbohydrates, but that is about all that can be said for it.By HELEN G. CAMPBELL7 min
THIS DEPARTMENT at the moment of writing is on vacation, with nothing to remind us of the motionpicture industry except the fine three-component technicolor effect produced by nature on the lake at sundown and a week-old city newspaper advertising half a dozen pictures we are glad to have missed.By ANN ROSS6 min
Your magazine is most decidedly the best live cent publication in Canada or U.S. or Great Britain and I am just so loyal to it and so jealous of your reputation, particularly for accuracy, etc., that your editorial “Pull vs. Merit” in August 1st issue impels me to say you are wrong.
C ANADA has produced many great oarsmen; Ned Han lan, Lou Scholes, Joe Wright, Senior and Junior, and Jack Guest are only a few of the Canadian names that are writ large in the hail of sculling fame. Canada can still produce great oars men; Charles A.By COLVILLE COLTON5 min
'HE POETS have had a lot to say about man’s inhumanity to man, but if one has ventured to put in a word about woman’s inhumanity to man, he has escaped our notice. Perhaps you read the other day of the survey taken of several hundred United States ladies whose ex-husbands languish in jail because of their inability to earn sufficient to pay alimony.
HUGE, challenging and proud they stand, the fabric of dreams made real. White glistening clusters of columns, they are like Greek temples to Ceres; battleship-grey with lofty turrets, heading outward on Thunder Bay, they are symbols not of death but of life and power.By HELEN GAY12 min
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