When 16-year-old 108-lb. McLarnin set out to conquer the world he seemed so harmless nobody would give him a fight. He and Pop Foster were down to their last $4. Three years later New York and the Big Time were bidding for him
Nestling under Newfoundland like eggs under a hen are the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon where vintage wines at $1 a bottle foam every night in the cafes on the quay to brighten the fading traditions of the Old WorldBy EDNA STAEBLER18 min
When the boom struck Redwater (pop. 160) what the town needed most was everything. And all it had in the bank was $732. Here’s how Mayor Len Walker and his council coped while the population jumped 20 times and the problems spurted like gushersBy EARLE BEATTIE13 min
For years the people from Parliament Hill have been crossing the river to Madame Burger’s where queens, princes, diplomats and dancers dine off snails, steak and heart of palm treeBy JUNE CALLWOOD12 min
In 1946 Ernest Ridout left his milk wagon to grab a ride on the housing boom. With a weak heart and the gift of the gab he set out ringing doorbells, put himself on top of the real-estate heap. And he’s still only 31By McKENZIE PORTER12 min
The first reporter to fly in Avro Canada’s CF100 twin-jet fighter tells you what it’s like at 10 miles per minute in the perilous atmosphere, and gives you a chilling preview of war in the new air ageBy RONALD A. KEITH11 min
THERE has been considerable criticism of the Duke of Windsor for breaking with tradition, at any rate British tradition, and writing his memoirs for publication during his lifetime and for a very high fee. It is perhaps only fair to state that the criticism has been stronger in the Dominions than in Great Britain.By BEVERLEY BAXTER11 min
TO A great many in the Quebec village of Beauval the death of Simon Laroche, the little watchmaker, who had become the great Senator Laroche, brought passing sorrow; to one man, however, it brought the greatest joy and sense of release from bondage he had known in 20 years.By LOUIS ARTHUR CUNNINGHAM10 min
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