BRITISH COLUMBIA'S campaign to prevent citizens trying their luck in raffles and lotteries ran into some bad luck itself when a jury of 11 men and one woman acquitted Sidney Welsh, a Vancouver Kinsman, of conducting a lottery. Mr. Welsh was chairman of the Kinsmen carnival committee, which had set out to raise $100,000, half for food for Britain and half for local charities, less 15% for expenses and prizes.
A MEMBER of Parliament in any country is forced to lead a many-sided life. Not only must he advise on the problems of his constituents and plead their cause against the ranks of officialdom, but he must also invade the precincts of prison itself.By BEVERLEY BAXTER8 min
EVER SINCE the late William Aberhart smote the Philistines in 1935, Social Credit victories in Alberta have been taken for granted. This year the betting is still on Premier Ernest Manning’s Social Credit Government, but the result is not quite such a foregone conclusion as it used to be.By THE MAN WITH A NOTEBOOK7 min
B.C.'s recent floods carried not only disaster but some amazing sights along the swollen river courses. At one point on the Fraser, spectators watching the gyrating procession of uprooted barns and chicken houses were startled by the spectacle of a floating shed, on top of which sat a venerable old lady, wearing a Sunbonnet and busily working a spinning wheel.
Amherst, N.S., has long been proud to send “brains” to Ontario to help manage Canada’s seat of government at Ottawa. And now (advertisement on page 64, Maclean’s, June 1) the Canadian National Railway appropriates Beauty (with capital B) to call attention to the lure of Ontario’s summertime lakes.
LIBERALS may think it's none of our business, but we hope they choose the Rt. Hon. Louis S. St. Laurent as leader of their party next month. Since the leader they choose will become the Prime Minister of Canada, we consider that it’s the business of every Canadian—and that includes a politically independent magazine such as this one.
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