IN A hospitable Halifax home about a year ago our attention was drawn to a point on·the dining-room wall, just above what would be the height of a baby perched in a high chair. Our hostess described how one day a dagger-like shaft of glass had flashed past within inches of her infant’s head to bury itself in the plaster, as a large plate-glass window was blasted into the room.By R. Q. Anglin4 min
Allied Slanguage — Canadians, British and Americans have successfully occupied Iceland. That makes it tough for a native who is trying to learn English.—Montreal Herald. I Swish Affair—Old old timers remember the days when a woman’s skirts kept her shoes shined.—Guelph Mercury.
Peace is a vacation from war. In the course of 3,521 years humanity has known only 268 years of peace; that is less than eight per cent. In the other 3,253 years there have been hostilities in various parts of the world. Number The census of 1881 showed the following facts regarding the Maritime Provinces:By HENRY ASHBERY2 min
THE GIRL from the palm-fringed beach came out of the moonlit night just in time to save the old Emmet Coggeshall from going harder aground. Mr. Cranbury, the mate, was willing to admit it. But, having done that, why didn’t she go home? He had a ship to float.By RICHARD HOWELLS WATKINS23 min
HALIFAX, N.S., IS two cities, it is that superficially anonymous East Coast Canadian port whence convoys sail; to whose wide roadsteads they return to prepare to sail again. And it is a community of professional, business and working people, living now in a condition of exaggerated affluence complicated by what seems to them to be certainly the worst housing shortage in the land, and shadowed always by the overhanging dread that because of the war appalling disaster may fall upon them without warning at any moment, as it did in 1917.By FREDRICK EDWARDS17 min
WHEN you’re counting your blessings—as I hope you do from time to time—don’t forget vegetables as something to be thankful for. They deserve a little appreciation, not only for their economy but for their good taste in the meal and their good work in the diet.By HELEN G. CAMPBELL6 min
WHEN the International Typographical Union held its annual convention in Vancouver recently an admired orator was Dr. A. Lee Briskman, assistant chief of the medical staff at the Union Printers’ Home at Colorado Springs, who, as he addressed the delegates, brandished a large revolver.
BY THE statement he issued on his return from Britain, as well as by the terms of the speech he made from London in the presence and with the support of Mr. Churchill, Prime Minister King has left no doubt as to the immensity of the peril which confronts the remaining champions of democratic civilization.
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