December 14, 1963

Gordie Howe, Hero 1819

Gordie Howe, Hero

Once in a lifetime there may appear in a sport one player so gifted and dedicated that he becomes a heroic figure of his time. Here is a new look at the man who now fills that role in hockey

How Canada is winning a small part of the space race 1415

How Canada is winning a small part of the space race

Our scientists and technicians are in the forefront of the search for new knowledge about all levels of the atmosphere. Here is how they got there—and why many experts believe the prosperity of the next generation of Canadians will depend on how well this one masters the techniques of the space race
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JOHN ROBARTS

The most powerful unknown in Canadian politics
The clerical con man who helped to settle the west 2627

The clerical con man who helped to settle the west

Sixty years ago the Rev. Isaac Barr led into the prairies a band of Englishmen who’d never plowed a field, seen a blizzard—or dealt with anyone as fast with a buck as the reverend. This is how the famous Barr colonists survived Barr to found Lloydminster, Sask.
Why one young Jew doesn’t want to be “accepted” 2425

Why one young Jew doesn’t want to be “accepted”

makes one Jew’s case against tolerance. The liberals who like him, he says, do more damage to his heritage and his identity than the bigots who hate him
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THE COMRADES COME TO TOWN

The men at right are two of the thousands of Russian sailors who are now getting their first view of Canada because of our recent wheat deal with their country. Here is Ken Johnstone’s report on how some of them behaved on their first friendly invasion
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MAILBAG

Who favors Quebec independence? / Who favors big families?
BACKSTAGE IN ONE MORE AMERICAN TAKEOVER 1617

BACKSTAGE IN ONE MORE AMERICAN TAKEOVER

This is what went on behind closed doors when a great American bank recently took over a small Canadian one — and why the veiled threat of retaliation against Canadian businesses operating in the U. S. may be just the first threat of many
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MACLEAN’S REVIEWS

FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT

MARLEEN HACQUOIL says let’s bring back midwives, like every other civilized country
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MACLEAN’S REVIEWS

ROBERT FULFORD

ON BOOKS: some sure-fire Christmas gifts for maiden aunts and those who have everything
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