THERE’S a small Ontario town in the Simcoe area whose postmaster is notorious for his slowness. The local constable dropped in to buy some stamps the other day and stood impatiently flicking ashes off his cigarette while the postmaster took his usual good sweet time about appearing at the wicket.
THE NEW Ontario Fair Accommodation Practices Act is something new in law in this country. Specifically, it forbids discrimination, on grounds of race, religion, color or national origin “in any place to which the public is customarily admitted” in other words to such places as restaurants, hotels, bars and barber shops.
BEST BET MAN WITH A MILLION: Although neither as frothy nor as satirical as the yarn’s comic possibilities might lead you to expect, this British film has more than a few amusing moments. It's from a Mark Twain tale about a penniless American in Edwardian London (Gregory Peck) who becomes the toast of the town on a borrowed bank note for one million pounds — without actually spending a single farthing.By CLYDE GILMOUR3 min
ON FRIDAY, April 2, 1954, Ronald Mondoux, a Toronto chemical engineer, his wife Dona and their two small children moved into a new house in North York, one of the burgeoning suburban municipalities that ring Toronto. Dona was pregnant. The house was unfinished.By JOHN GRAY15 min
The harridan who holds the inn At which I toss a pot, Is old and uglier than sin— I’m glad she knows me not. Indeed, for me it’s hard to think, Although my pow’s like snow, She was the lass so fresh and pink I courted long ago. I wronged her, yet it’s sadly true She wanted to be wronged:
PHIL MASTERS’ decision to rob a bank was conceived on an evening ride back from work. The streetcar was so crowded he could not open his Star, which was not unusual, and he had to be content with hearing others discuss the news—two men seated in front of him.By MICHAEL SHELDON12 min
IF YOU had happened to visit London during this year’s London season you would have been aware that something like civil war had broken out among a section of London’s newspapers. And when you discovered what the row was about you might well have asked: “Can this be the year 1954?”By Beverley Baxter8 min
Ever since the First World War the RCMP and Canada’s Reds have been locked in a Cold War of their own that has several times exploded into bloody violence. This exclusive report tells you how the Mounted Police handle their most dangerous and difficult assignmentBy Alan Phillips28 min
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