AFTER three years with the RCAF, Rush Grant found the old town changed beyond belief. The surroundings were still the same—still the vast and changeless and forbidding bush country. The crisp, late-autumn air carried the old familiar smell of pine woods, and the sharp odor of wood smoke from the town’s chimneys.By R. ROSS ANNETT
CANADIAN Broadcasting Corporation men, hearkening to the murmur of public opinion, must often recall that immortal remark of the Two Black Crows, who foreran Amos ’n’ Andy some 20 years ago: “Boy, even if dat was good Ah wouldn’ like it.” No matter what the CBC does it seems to get kicked around.By BLAIR FRASER
MINNA rose quietly, huddled into her bathrobe, and tiptoed down to the cellar to rouse the sleeping fire in the furnace. She was especially quiet as she passed Bud’s door, holding her breath, stepping over the board that creaked. Every day in the year, unless he was sick, it was Bud’s job to tend the furnace—every day but one.By GERTRUDE SCHWEITZER
WARTIME stresses and strains seem to revive hope in hypnotism as a balm for the troubled spirit or pained body. The wave of Coueism which swept two continents after the first world war was a fad of autosuggestion, or mild self-hypnosis. And now, apparently, the pendulum is swinging again toward hypnotism.By DR. DONALD A. LAIRD
ON SUNDAY, May 28, The Dionne Quintuplets celebrated their tenth birthday—and the end of the “goldfish bowl” phase of their spectacular lives. The little French-Canadian girls, who made the name of Callander, Ont., famous in the far corners of the world and who grew wealthy simply by continuing to exist, have retired.By ALLEN MAY
MOSCOW (Via Wireless)—Below us, outlined in the brilliant sunlight of the Ukrainian spring, stretched the waters of Tilingulsk Liman, a narrow, bitter lake separated from the Black Sea only by a thin strip of land. The American-made Douglas aircraft in which we correspondents were flying to Odessa now sped over white salt beds, now rushed across the rosy banks of the Liman, now passed over the still reddish fields of last year’s grass and now hurtled across seemingly endless yellow-green expanses of young winter wheat.By RAYMOND ARTHUR DAVIES
ALL GERMANY—as everyone knows—has been gleichgeschaltet, “co-ordinated”; that is, subordinated to the needs of the mechanized barbarism which is Hitler’s invention. It ought to be remembered, however, that certain divergences still exist between the State and the Party on the one hand and the regular Army and the “Waffen S.S.” (the armored Gestapo) on the other.By ERIKA MANN
THESE are index file cards for missing persons. From Aklavik to Rimouski, from St. John to Victoria, Prince Rupert to Fort George, Medicine Hat to Sidney, men and women go and are lost and are found again. Who are these people who get lost? Most of them are perfectly ordinary folks—some just like the Browns down the street, or like Cousin Mabel in Alberta, or Uncle Tom in Halifax.By EVA-LIS WUORIO
FROM the time Nazism first pitted itself against the Democracies of the world, its chief objective in the propaganda war was as old as war itself—divide and conquer. Then when the tide of war started to turn in favor of the Democracies another objective was added for the German home front:By DR. GEORGE GALLUP
LONDON (By Cable)—Last Dec. 28 a combined statement issued by the White House and 10 Downing Street announced the appointment of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur William Tedder as deputy supreme commander of Second Front operations. In a villa at Algiers, Tedder, in his shirt sleeves, his legs dangling over the arm of a chair, looked up at his press liaison officer.By L. S. B. SHAPIRO Maclean’s War Correspondent
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