IN 1930 the infiltration of labor and business by U. S. criminal syndicates moved author Courtenay Terrett to write that “there is an excellent chance that racketeering will some day be not an industry, but industry itself.” The degree to which his prediction has come true was illustrated in 1957.By Alan Phillips
A FEW DOZEN ME AND WOMEN, scattered across the country but concentrated most heavily in Toronto, Produce the public affairs television programs on the English-language network of the CBC. They are among the most influential people in he country.By ROBERT FULFORD
WE WERE STANDING outside a dingy little meeting hall in Northern Rhodesia, two white reporters among perhaps a hundred indignant black men. Their indignation had started not because we were white but because we were reporters—apparently a local paper had run an unfavorable story about the political party whose executive was meeting inside the hall, and its supporters held the two of us to blame— but that phase didn't last long.By Blair Fraser
AT DUSK, outside the Grand Hotel Bolivar in Lima, Peru, the ragged and barefoot children pluck at your sleeves and beg for money. Inside the hotel, under the glittering chandeliers in the marblepillared rotunda, hand - tailored men and mink-draped women, who will dine fashionably and expensively at nine or ten, now sip their six o’clock coffee from fragile cups and nibble at mounds of fancy pastries and petits fours.By IAN SCLANDERS
LAST YEAR like thousands of other former Khartoumians, I returned to Khartoum, Saskatchewan, to help her celebrate her Diamond Jubilee year. In the Elks' Bar, on the actual anniversary date, September 26, the Chamber of Commerce held a birthday gettogether, and it was here that Roddy Montgomery, Khartoum’s mayor, introduced me to a man whose face had elusive familiarity.By W.O. MITCHELL
An irreverent advance look, in five parts, at what the boondoggling is about ABOUT FORTY-TWO MONTHS from now, in the year of Canada’s hundredth birthday, Expo '67, the biggest official world’s fair ever held in North America, will open in Montreal.By PETER DESBARATS
LAST FEBRUARY a forty-eight-yearold businessman called Edwin Mirvish bought a fifty - six - year - old Toronto theatre called the Royal Alexandra. By this single act Mirvish effected a change of personal image that was as startling as if Dr. Mutchmor turned apologist for the breweries or Charlotte Whitton danced Giselle with the National Ballet.By JANICE TYRWHITT
SEXY YOUNG LAWRENCE BREAVMAN iS the latest crazy-mad hero of Canadian Lit., the latest adolescent poet-rebel to shout his defiance of bourgeois society and cry tears of joy at his own personal discovery of the rich, vivid, larger world which the rest of us, in our cramped ulcer-ridden suburbia, choose to ignore.
CHRISTIAN UNITY and church union have become big news. The Vatican’s Ecumenical Council and more recently the interdenominational World Conference on Faith and Order in Montreal received unprecedented front-page attention. Religious leaders have been taking it so much for granted that church union is a precious goal — indeed, God’s wish for the churches — that it may seem foolhardy to oppose it.By Rev. Leslie K. Tarr makes
WHEN OAKLEY DALGLEISH, the fifty-two-yearold editor-in-chief and publisher of the Toronto Globe and Mail, died of a heart attack in his office late this summer, the Globe became the second of the two newspapers generally regarded as the most influential in English Canada to lose its publisher in the past two years.
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