FEW MEN are so armored in their philosophy that they can keep their minds uninfluenced by such external matters as rain, digestion, taxation and such other exasperations as make up the 24 hours allotted to each day. Nor is it only exasperations that affect the mind.
ONE OF the collateral effects of the current session of Congress has been a rise in the political stock of Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York. It now looks as if Mr. Dewey would be the Republican nominee for President again in 1948. The record of Congress, under Republican control, has helped Mr. Dewey in two ways.By ERNEST K. LINDLEY7 min
NOW THAT the war was over and one could actually move about again, Mrs. Ethel Redlick felt her interest in life renewing itself. Certainly she had worked as hard as anyone for committees and canteens, but looking back it all seemed so empty. What she really wanted was to be a force in the community; to bring the drama club back to life after its wartime debility; to give parties and luncheons and get out of the doldrums.By Luella Markley Mockett21 min
I Am The Woman . . . I read “Death Before Birth” with great interest for I am one of the women that article was against. I had an abortion last August and will have one every nine months if necessary till I become crippled or die. I am a mother of two children, aged two and four.
WHEN the Dominion of Canada was only five years old the then Prime Minister wrote to an old friend: “Confederation is only yet in the gristle, and it will require five more years before it hardens into bone. It is only by the exercise of constant prudence and moderation that we have been able to prevent the discordant elements from ending in a blowup.”
FOR eight years ending last fall (to begin with credentials) I lived in London, England. Back in Canada just eight months, I am taken for an Englishman by all Canadians who do not know me—possibly because of a hat bought in Piccadilly around 1942.By J. B. McGEACHY15 min
IF YOU’LL take another look at our Dominion Day cover, we’ll tell you a story about how it came to pass. It is a copy of Ernest George Fosbery’s second painting of Sir John A. Macdonald, who 80 years ago became Canada’s first Prime Minister. The first portrait was painted when Fosbery was a teen-aged art student in Ottawa and when Sir John was a few months dead.
THE stunted trees cling to the grey rocks with clawlike roots that clutch at soil and life in the crevices. The earth’s crust is a rind of rock folded here by the mighty torsion of its PreCambrian birth, thrown up there in a flinty shambles where the ancient pressure burst the seams.By JOHN CLARE12 min
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