About forty British MPs of all parties gave a friendly round of applause as Pandit Nehru, attended by his sister, came to a committee room in the Houses of Parliament to address us. This was the man who, with Gandhi, challenged and broke the long rule of the British Raj.By BEVERLEY BAXTER
The nostalgic and often moving story that follows is from the latest work of one of Canada’s most gifted writers. Her reputation long established by such novels as the Tin Flute and the more recent the Cashier, Gabrielie Roy now looks back and recreates the scenes and sights and way of life of her girlhood.
To admit you haven’t seen the latest exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum,” a ranking Toronto socialite said the other day, “is rather like admitting you haven't seen My Fair Lady.” Not long before she made this seemingly eccentric comparison.By McKenzie Porter
In 1846 William Makepeace Thackeray said. “It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be something of a Snob." He was speaking, of course, of social snobbery. which only raises its pointed little head in Canada among the self-designated upper middle class, millionaire parvenus, women's club conveners, and British immigrants with untraceable backgrounds.By HUGH GARNER
Ever since the desperate chemistry of adolescence first caught public attention, the antics of female teen-agers have caused even more alarm than those of males. It was the distaff bobby-soxers, after all, who swooned over Frank Sinatra, bestrewed him with kisses and ticker tape wherever he went and hung on his every glissando.By BARBARA MOON
MAN TO WATCH: Jon Vickers, Prince-Albert-born tenor who in a few months has become the biggest singing star in Britain after summer-long triumphs with Met star Blanche Thebom in Hector Berlioz’ opera The Trojans. Vickers fan clubs have sprouted in Presley fashion but, more than that, critics say he’ll he one of the world’s half-dozen great operatic stars in a few years (see London Letter, page 10).
By seven a.m. on most weekdays sunlight has chased the panhandlers, rubby-dubs and teenagers in James Dean jackets from central Main Street, Winnipeg. In their place wizened men in cloth caps take up day-long vigils in the lobbies of cheap hotels.By ROBERT COLLINS
While it is almost impossible to believe, many millions—and possibly all—of the elms in North America will soon be gone. For an insidious, microscopic fungus from China, fatal to elms, is being carried from tree to tree by multiplying multitudes of tiny beetles, in the same manner as mosquitoes carry malaria from one person to another.By Duncan McLeod
A PROJECT DEAR to some Conservatives (and they swear Hon. John Diefenbaker himself is one of their number) is to offer the post of governor-general to Right Hon. Louis St. Laurent. If the offer were made and accepted Mr. St. Laurent would take office in February when Right Hon. Vincent Massey’s term expires.By WITH BLAIR FRASER
WANTED: A better name for social workers. Prof. J. B. Lightman of the McGill School of Social Work says the public is cold to the name and it’s a handicap to workers. He suggests “sociatry” for social work and wants us to call social workers “sociatrists.”
I think the thing most mysterious to women, next to cylinders, is the idea of ethics. This has nothing to do with basic virtues, by the way. My wife is more virtuous, in a profound way, than I am. It's just that to her, right and wrong have no connection with any rules, except some peculiar ones she makes on the spot.By Thomas Allen
William Mercer’s article, We’re Going Haywire on Our Security Plans (July 20), makes me laugh and frown: laugh because haywire is extinct on farms, its place being taken by binder twine; frown because he advocates taxing all income above $2,500 away from pensioners... Let’s have no special taxes aimed at any special group.
NEW COLORS IN MINK are being heralded as another triumph by Canadian breeders. They're Turmalin, a pearl shade, and Diadem, a lavender color which you won't see until 1959. That makes 15 colors Canada has produced so far. But there's no chance of mink getting cheaper, according to Norman Shields, secretary of the breeders' association.
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