When man put his garbage in cans, the raccoons soon found a way into them; when he planted trees along his boulevards, the starling hordes took over; when he built steel and concrete towers, the falcons used them as aeries. Here's ROBERT THOMAS ALLFJN'S report on the way animals live in the city
BY IAN SCLANDERS AT THE FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE President John F. Kennedy held after the Russians shot Yuri Gagarin into space, the questions of reporters reflected the disappointments and doubts of a nation that had suffered a string of unaccustomed defeats and had just lost again.By IAN SCLANDERS17 min
BY ARNOLD BRUNER THOUSANDS OF MARRIED couples in Canada could be rid of an ever-present cause of anxiety and worry if the Canadian medical profession would let them in on one of its best-kept secrets: a method of birth control that is simple, safe anil everlasting for people who decide. for one reason or another, that they already have enough children.By ARNOLD BRUNER12 min
BY LESLIE F. HANNON Macleans Overseas Editor The Scotch Canadians and other Sassenachs drink is a bland tipple that would barely pass as whisky in the fabled valley where Scotsmen brew (but don’t necessarily drink) the great, s t ) uig h t whis kies Six AND A HALF MILLION bottles of Scotch whisky will course down C anadian throats this year. Most of it will be savored by men who will pay from $5.15 to $10.75 for a bottle, because they're convinced there's nothing quite like real Scotch. They'll insist on their favorite brand, expound on its distinctive bouquet and flavor, be offhandedly expert about how long it aged in the wood, glance quizzically at its color against the light, and consume it—either straight, or w'ith exactly so much water, or just a splash of soda — with the air of an Aztec priest at the climax of some mystic rite.By LESLIE F. HANNON11 min
ORDEAL BY FIRE BY RALPH ALLEN WELL, THE FIRST I knowed the king got a-going, and you could hear him over everybody; and the next he went a-charging up onto the platform, and the preacher he begged him to speak to the people, and he done it. He told them he was a pirate — been a pirate for thirty years out in the Indian Ocean — and his crew was thinned out considerable last spring in a fight, and he was home now to take out some fresh men, and thanks to goodness he’d been robbed last night and put ashore off of a steamboat without a cent, and he was glad of it; it was the blessedest thing that ever happened to him, because he was a changed man now, and happy for the first time in his life; and, poor as he was, he was going to start right off and work his way back to the Indian Ocean, and put in the rest of his life trying to turn the pirates into the true path; for he could do it better than anybody else, In the lavish days of railway promotion, no promoters did better than the two Scots-Canadian wheeler-dealers.By RALPH ALLEN10 min
Il is interesting to compare the emigration histories of the two Russian ballet stars Galina Samtsova (The Canadian Ordeal of a Russian Ballet Star. Entertainment. July 15) who came to C anada and. after being jobless for months, now earns a grand maximum (while on lour only) of $M)S per month, and Rudolf Nureev, who came to f iance and after just four days got a job which earns him $6,000 per month.
U.S. REPORT ONE SWELTERING WASHINGTON NOON in the summer of 1904, Joseph Cannon of Illinois, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, asked for bean soup in the House restaurant. The waiter said he was sorry but the weather was so warm the chef hadn’t made any.By U.S. REPORT8 min
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