BILL HAYDEN had just taken off in his plane when he saw the accident. It was daybreak. The air was still, and good for dusting. He was banking over the highway, making a turn to come in low over the plum trees, when he spotted the truck below. The driver had his hand out, and was turning left into a ranch road.By George Armin Shaftel
ELLEN BRENT, shuddering in her living room, waited until the clang of an elevator door had confirmed the fact that her daughter, Diane, and the stolid, part-time Cleo were safely on their way to the park. Then she lay down on the couch and reached for a handsomely bound book which covered most of the surface of her coffee table.By ANGELICA GIBBS
NO MORE skyscrapers. No man in the world will ever build a tower equal to the 1,248 feet of New York’s Empire State Building, and no city in Canada will see a building higher than the 476-foot head office of the Canadian Bank of Commerce at Toronto.By GORDON SINCLAIR
THE INSURANCE companies noticed it first. Between V-E and V-J Days the daily stream of claims for theft and holdup losses began to climb. When the increases continued into the autumn the insurance men knew they were dealing with no accidental rise in their loss ratios.By A. S. MARSHALL
THE WISE man ought surely to understand what the plain man understands and needs to know before allowing himself to become absorbed in the distant, the abstract, and the highfalutin.” This sage remark was written by the late David F. Swenson, philosopher, of the University of Minnesota.By E. T. MITCHELL, Ph.D.
IF NICE girls do not neck, then the number of nice girls is exceedingly small. Surveys show that the great majority of girls who date also neck and that many of them even pet. And often they do so in the face of parental disapproval and society’s warnings.By Clifford R. Adams, Ph.D.
WHEN Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone he probably never thought that someday someone might say (and who hasn’t?): “I wish I could go someplace where there are no telephones. My phone rings all day long. I can’t get any work done.”By George H. Waltz, Jr.
FRANKFURT, Germany (By Wireless)— There were 13 of US. Leroy, the diminutive southern private who drove the command car which led our little convoy through snow-covered Czech mountain passes, didn’t like it not one bit. He kept mumbling, “Hot dam’ —13—’tain’t good.”By L. S. B. SHAPIRO
THE MATCHMAKERS of interior British Columbia’s Japanese colony are busy. The “go-betweens,” family agents who arrange marriages in the Japanese tradition, are furiously promoting weddings and engagements. Cause of all this bustle is the Government’s deportation order.By British Columbia
I’VE BEEN asked often in the last few months why I have decided to return to Canada. The people who ask me seem to think there must be more to it than meets the eye when the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera Association decides to quit the world where his main success has been—even to return to his native land.By EDWARD JOHNSON
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