A young girl thought this Maclean’s editor looked like Gus Hall, most wanted Communist fugitive. So for five hours in Jackson, Miss., he was held under police guard, searched, questioned and fingerprinted, and told his Canadian passport “doesn’t mean a thing”By JOHN CLARE20 min
What does a woman do when she's left a widow with three children? Mrs. Charlotte Smith, of Toronto, took her daughter Gladys, turned her into the world’s first movie star, and won her a million dollars a yearBy JAMES DUGAN15 min
Sir. James Dunn, who controls a steel empire, a big lake shipping line and the destiny of Sault Ste. Mare, is also famous for the lavish life he leads in two-Canadian mansions, a Riviera villa and a permanent hotel suiteBy IAN SCLANDERS20 min
IN THE intensely complicated pattern of western Europe one riddle stands out above all others: What is the source of Communist strength? What hideous magic is possessed by the discredited conspiracy called Communism that it continues to control more than a quarter of the voting power in France and Italy?By LIONEL SHAPIRO14 min
Everybody was in such a rush pushing and snarling, that John Ewing, streetcar operator, sometimes thought he was going nuts. Then one day he saw the way out for him and snarled right backBy JOHN EWING14 min
Every time you buy a pack of cigarettes a few more cents jingle into Delhi, Canada’s fast-growing tobacco capital. Most of it goes into the pockets of immigrant farmers who, not long ago, couldn’t afford to smokeBy BOB COLLINS11 min
My very sincere congratulations for your courageous editorial on Korea (August 1). I have discussed this piece with many friends and their reaction is: “Somebody had to say it, somebody at last makes sense out of the whole confused mess.” I’m glad Maclean’s takes the lead.
An evening in a bath with a good book can be as hard on the nerves and physique as wrestling a grizzly — depending on the temperature of the water, where it comes from and how you react to it. Only Eskimo can be sure of not doing the wrong thing: he never takes a bathBy JAMES BENDIGO9 min
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