THIS IS A fashion note, of sorts, on crime. In their own day and in their own way bootleggers have been well thought of and eagerly sought out by a more or less wide public, but even they hardly compared in social standing, power, or cash turnover to the friendly bookmaker of the 1960s.
EARLY THIS YEAR a thirty-eight-year-old west coast contractor called Norman Baker announced that ho intended to run for ihe federal parliament as a United Empire Loyalist. “It s absolutely necessary for Canada to rejoin the British Commonwealth and put all Yankee influence out of the country,” Baker told reporters, explaining his unusual political affiliation.By JANE BECKER
LESS THAN A YEAR after electing a cautiously liberal president, the U. S. A. is showing many signs of a sharp swing toward the far political right — sharp enough, for one thing, to turn Barry Goldwater, the Arizona senator often described by his critics as “the man who is trying to repeal the twentieth century," from a handsome but rather absurd anachronism into a serious prospect for the White House in 1964.By IAN SCLANDERS
THE CANADIANS whose bloodlines reach back to tough, prolific Jordan Post and his bride of 1807, Melinda Woodruff, hold an unimpeachable claim to Loyalist membership. Jordan, a clockmaker, and Melinda led full and strenuous lives in British North America.
I'VE FOUND that in recent years I’ve turned more and more to the books we refer to as “the classics” and further away from modern novels. It’s just lately, however, that I have understood why. All the contemporary novels I pick up, regardless of theme or subject, read as if they were written by the same man.By Robert Thomas Allen
BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS, as commonly used in medical practice today, do at least as much harm as good. Any blood transfusion involves risk, and in some cases, the risk is justified. But my own forty-five years of experience as a doctor convince me that three quarters of the almost 500,000 blood transfusions given in Canada each year are unnecessary — a needless and sometimes fatal risk to the patient.
“Affer Glenn Gould,” wrote the Montreal Star’s music critic Eric McLean earlier this year, “our next big trump card is obviously Ronald Turini.” By this time next year. Canada’s next big musical trump card will have been played — or have played himself — well toward the top of the pack among international pianists.By CATHIE BRESLIN
WEST BERLIN — While the rest of the world watched the relentless approach of the crisis with fear and foreboding, the West Berliners were determined to enjoy the fine summer to the hilt. It would be entirely possible for a tourist to fly in for a week, have a ball and go home without realizing he had been on the fire step of a possible World War Three.By Leslie F. Hannon
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