IF YOU KNOW SHOW BUSINESS you can draw up a long list of once famous names who made it big, in one jump, and were never heard from again. Robert Goulet had that kind of break on Broadway: his role as Lancelot in the Lerner-Loewe musical Camelot could have typed him forever as a Gallic boy scout in chain mail.By JUDITH KRANTZ
THE COMMONWEALTH of Puerto Rico, a U. S. possession in the Caribbean 1,600 miles southeast of New York City and 500 miles north of Caracas, Venezuela, should by all the accepted rules be povertystricken, miserable and diseaseridden. In the first place it is Latin American, having been colonized and for centuries ruled by Spain.By IAN SCLANDERS
TWO YEARS AGO, with what must have seemed like a fatal error in judgment, a weekly newspaper for coin collectors was first published. (U. S. subscriptions: $3.00; Canadian, $3.50.) A few thousand interested hobbyists bought the first edition of “Coin World.”By SHIRLEY MAIR
THE PRIME MINISTER'S FLIGHT had landed at Ottawa airport a few minutes before 1.30 in the afternoon, Eastern Standard Time. In Vancouver at the same moment—four provinces and three time zones to the west—it was still morning and nearing 10.30 a.m., at which hour the order nisi affecting the future and freedom of Henri Duval was due to be debated before Mr. Justice Willis.By Arthur Hailey
IT'S A CURIOUS reflection on democracy that just because we’re having an election this year, we don’t expect decision or action on the really important issues facing the nation. This anomaly is not peculiar to Canada. Important issues mean hard choices; no political party likes to submit the result of a hard choice to an early judgment of the people, and this is a fact of life in all democracies.
WHEN THE UNCERTAIN and frankly troubled world of Canadian business finishes taking stock of 1961, the year is certain to be remembered for two things. It will be remembered as the year when “temporary” unemployment began to look disturbingly permanent, even amid general prosperity.By RALPH ALLEN
NOBODY KNOWS HOW MANY Canadians are involved in that type of conjugal relationship which doctrinaire Christians deplore as “living in sin.” Sociologists are certain, however, that the number of these partnerships formed by unmarried couples who set up home together and pretend to be husband and wife runs into hundreds of thousands.By MCKENZIE PORTER
Because their clothes aren’t good enough, a sizable number of churchgoing families who live in downtown Halifax stay away from church on Sundays. Instead, they go to a special Monday service where no one cares what they wear. Hugh Farquhar, a student at the United Church of Canada’s Pine Hill divinity college, encountered this aspect of urban life when he took on a parttime job as a student assistant to Rev.By ALAN ROUSE
By next September, up to one hundred young graduates of Canadian universities may be heading overseas to take up posts as teachers, social workers and junior-level public servants in technically underdeveloped countries of Asia and Africa.
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