January 4, 1964

THE OUTSTANDING CANADIANS OF 1963 89

THE OUTSTANDING CANADIANS OF 1963

Maclean's celebrates some of the people who helped to move Canada quietly forward in the midst of one of our most turbident years
The growing acceptability of a “harmless” narcotic 1415

The growing acceptability of a “harmless” narcotic

Does marijuana hurt its users? Medical authorities are beginning to say no — publicly — and the drug is showing up in an increasing number of places. But to the police and others who deal with the effects, marijuana is still an instrument of evil
How I worked my way through college peddling pot 1415

How I worked my way through college peddling pot

In a memoir stranger than fiction, a recent university graduate describes the shady morality and shadier population of the world of marijuana users and sellers — a world where he lived for four years. His story was told to David Lewis Stein
THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED CANADIAN PAINTING 1617

THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED CANADIAN PAINTING

On the surface, Douglas Duncan is an absentminded, rich man’s son who hardly bothers administering his own dingy gallery. But to those in the Know he has been No. 1 Backroom Boy of Canadian art for thirty years. Here’s a portrait of the country’s most delightfully colorful éminence grise
The older you get, the harder the crooks go after your money 2223

The older you get, the harder the crooks go after your money

Fleecing men and women over sixty-five has grown into a 2.2 - billion - dollar racket in the U. S. and Canada. Here is why the quacks and con men are making a special pitch tor older people, and here, too, is how to spot some of the swindlers some of the time
Portrait of a family BEATING $20,000 IN DEBTS 1819

Portrait of a family BEATING $20,000 IN DEBTS

Four years ago, the man in the picture below went suddenly broke. This is his own story of how he and his family have struggled and schemed since to keep their creditors happy, most of the time, and how they’ve cut what they owe to $5,000 — a quarter of what it Was then
THE FASTEST-GROWING CULT ON THE CULTURAL FRONT 2223
OLD BOOKS

THE FASTEST-GROWING CULT ON THE CULTURAL FRONT

Vintage Canadian books are today worth five times what they were in the 1940s. With more and more collectors getting into the game, who knows where the boom will stop?
MADCAP ASSAULT ON EVEREST BY A CANADIAN ENGINEER 1819

MADCAP ASSAULT ON EVEREST BY A CANADIAN ENGINEER

ON MAY 29, 1953, when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkay became the first men to stand on the summit of Mount Everest, the celebrated Sherpa guide was wearing a woolen balaclava helmet given to him six years earlier by an amateur Canadian mountain climber named Earl Denman.
MAILBAG 67

MAILBAG

Why women aren't in the pulpit / Why badgers are in track
ON JOHN O’HARA: the incredible pace of a modern master 4647
MACLEAN'S REVIEWS

ON JOHN O’HARA: the incredible pace of a modern master

JOHN O’HARA achieved, sometime in the 1950s, the special status of the writer who gets everything he writes published. No editor alters or cuts his work; no publisher, apparently, refuses any of it. What his readers have been getting, these last few years, is all the work O’Hara turns out, and it amounts to an astonishing pile.
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