MODERN pay-cheques which include two equally impressive sections, one to show deductions and the other to be cashed, got a man into trouble in Victoria when he drove up to a gas station and negotiated an eighty-buck cheque with the owner. When the gas station realized they had cashed the half showing deductions they called in police, but the man returned a short time later to correct the error himself.
HARDLY A WEEK seems to pass nowadays without the news that one or another of the various writers associated with Maclean’s has produced a book for publication. Some of the books have already appeared, in their initial form, in this magazine.
BACK TO GOD’S COUNTRY: A stalwart young sea-captain (Rock Hudson) and his horrified wife (Marcia Henderson) suffer all sorts of hellishness in northern Canada at the hands of a lecherous villain ( Steve Cochran ) in Hollywood’s third filming of the James Oliver Curwood novel.By CLYDE GILMOUR3 min
WHEN THE Quebec Board of Cinema Censors banned the film Martin Luther, chairman Alexis Gagnon explained the board’s reasons. He said the film showed a Pope in a bad light, and this would offend Roman Catholics. “Whether or not it is historically accurate,” said Mr. Gagnon, “is not the point.
Here is the it-can’t-happen-here story of how a pro-union Winnipeg milkman spent seven years and thousands of dollars battling the union leaders who cost him his job. Even when he won a judgment the International vice-president shouted, “I don’t give a damn what the Canadian court said; it doesn’t mean a thing to me"By SIDNEY KATZ33 min
When your age is forty your heart might be fifty, your liver thirty-five, your arteries sixty. New atom-age tests make a liar of the calendar by showing how some parts of your body wear out faster than othersBy N. J. BERRILL14 min
THE BRITISH shrugged their shoulders when the announcement appeared in the newspapers. After all Sir Stafford Cripps must have been a bit mad or why did he become a socialist? Therefore why should not his daughter he mad as well? The announcement, which caused such a raising of eyebrows, was to the effect that Miss Cripps, a woman in her early thirties with a fair amount of money, had become engaged to an African who had been studying in London.By Beverley Boxter10 min
Henry Ford’s “car for the multitude” became almost a way of life. Jokes about it filled two hundred books. Roads were built because of it and it even influenced women’s fashions. More than fifteen million Model T’s rolled off Ford’s production lines and then suddenly the public it had educated outgrew itBy BILL STEPHENSON23 min
Col. Eddie Baker helped start a unique organization for the blind. It’s copied all over the globe. Baker himself is its best advertisement; lots of the people he meets don’t know that his eyes are made of glassBy DOROTHY SANGSTER18 min
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