HARDY AMIES, the Queen's new dressmaker, is a buoyant, handsome, youthful-looking man of forty who counts himself lucky that he was born a diplomat. In less than a year upon the pinnacle of British dress designing he has learned that running a business after royalty has bestowed the accolade of its custom calls for more ways to parry a question than the Communists use to perpetuate peace talks.By MARJORIE EARL
THIRTY-TUREE years ago, long before most people had ever heard of Joseph Stalin, thousands of Canadians were fear-stricken for six uneasy weeks in the belief that Bolsheviks, boring from within, had captured their third largest city of Winnipeg and were preparing to take over the whole country.By EARLE BEATTIE
AT ELEVEN o’clock one evening last August Hon. Brooke Claxton, Minister of National Defense, left the Ottawa Country Club where he had been host at a state dinner for U. S. General Omar Bradley. He drove to Rockcliffe Airport and took off for Washington, to a conference on standardization of arms and ammunition.By BLAIR FRASER
ST. JOHN'S. Newfoundland. a salts community with a weather-beaten but attractive face, a warm heart and a population of sixty-eight thousand, clings to the rocky rim of a snug harbor and looks out over the ocean. It’s a seaport, a defense base, the capital of Canada’s tenth province and North America’s oldest and most easterly city.By IAN SCLANDERS
WHEN AN old patron brings guests to the Normandie Room of the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal a pleasant little ceremony usually takes place as he introduces them to Victor, the gravely smiling and dignified maître d'hôtel who has presided over that stylish room for the lastthirty years.By KEN JOHNSTONE
MAYBE it doesn't matter so much whether this particular tent caterpillar story is true or false. Its importance lies in the fact that scientists, who are notoriously quick to debunk any yarn that sounds like blarney, have been telling it for ten years and they’re still wondering if it could be true.By FRED BODSWORTH
SIR ENOCH BELLINGWAY died at the most inappropriate moment of his life, about half a year after the end of the First World War. As head of the C.M.K. Gold Trust, one of the Big Six of South African gold mining, it would have been his task to convince investors in England and on the Continent that there was sufficient gold in the Orange Free State to elevate the purchase of shares in his companies from a gamble to an investment.By ALBERT LEFEVRE
JACK AND Leo Leavy, of Vancouver, are a team of jovial and gigantic Irish-Canadian bachelors who look as much alike as a pair of two-ton trucks just oil the assembly line. They are considered by reliable authorities to be the largest identical twins in the documented medical history of the human race.By CLYDE GILMOUR
ON June the second next year, Queen Elizabeth will be crowned in Westminster Abbey. Once more we shall gaze upon the genius of the English for pageantry and hear the trumpets proclaim yet another coronation in England’s long story. I am aware that I have used the word “England” but have done so deliberately.By Beverley Baxter
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