I WAS CONVINCED that while there were many cures of various types of cancer, these cures occurred in specially selected groups of patients. Statistics very often included only those patients who had early stages of the disease, and they left out entirely all those in the later stages and those in which other complications had developed.By Dr. Gordon Murray
Farley Mowat conhinues to he Canada's angriest not-verv-young writer. In the past his anger has been directed at official and public indifference toward (a) the plight of Canada's northern natives and (b) the plight of the whole world under the nuclear threat.
WHEN THE CHILDREN came home from their first day in a Canadian school, they were full of problems. “How do you spell centre?" tenyear-old Chris wanted to know. “C-e-n-t-e-r,” I told him. “How did you spell it?” “That’s what I wrote, but the teacher marked it wrong.
A COMMONLY HELD BELIEF about primitive people is that they are carefree folk who escape the various psychic malaises which afflict Westerners in our fast-paced and complex urban society. A companion belief is that should an occasional native succumb to mental illness, little can be done for him because of the absence of modern psychiatric therapy.By SIDNEY KATZ
THE SUN was inching into the bleak northern sky when Maclean's photo editor Don Newlands and I checked out of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell Hotel in Wabush, Labrador, to begin the journey to Seven Islands, Que. We had flown into Wabush directly from Toronto and spent a few days there looking into life on the last frontier, à la 1963, and although we had both enjoyed our visit with the men and women who are opening up the wilderness, I for one was anxious to get going.By PETER GZOWSKI
ALMOST EVERYBODY has by this time come to realize that the old stereotype of the really big busi nessman-the dollar-cigar-smoking Empire Builder who beieved that what was good for The Company was good for the nation - has long since been replaced by the Corpo rate Executive, a cool managerial type, disinterested in economic ex ploitation though adept at meshing group effort.By PETER C. NEWMAN
AT A QUARTER TO SEVEN on a November evening in 1929, Jack MacDonald, a known communist, climbed into the bandstand in Queen’s Park in front of the provincial parliament buildings in midtown Toronto. He was scheduled to be the first of three speakers to address a crowd of about five thousand.By DAVID LEWIS STEIN
RCAF 4 (F) WING, at Baden-Soellingen, Germany, lies in green and restful country. The air base, a Canadian military enclave since 1953, is in the gorgeous Schwarzwald — the Black Forest. The elegant old spa of BadenBaden is only fifteen minutes away by car.By MORDECAI RICHLER
I have never before so completely and utterly disagreed with an article as I did with Barbara Moon’s The case against all those sports on television (Oct. 5). Sports are the only real excitement on TV, and my only criticism is that we don’t see the weekly boxing program from the U.By MRS. W. WALSH, TORONTO
POP ART can be defined as that form of contemporary painting which tells you what a Campbell’s soup can would look like if you were a mouse. Pop art is the most recent form of painting and sculpture to emerge from the United States; it made its first appearance in Canada last month with two exhibitions in Toronto, at the Jerrold Morris International Gallery and the Mirvish Gallery.
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