June 20, 1964

THE HEAVEN OR HELL DRUGS 89

THE HEAVEN OR HELL DRUGS

ON THURSDAY, JUNE IS, 1953, in the interests of schizophrenia research then being conducted in a provincial mental hospital in Weyburn. Saskatchewan. ] swallowed a chemical known as LSD-25. The tasteless, colorless, odorless substance 1 took had been described to me as a "hallucinogenic” drug — a drug capable of turning a normal person, temporarily, into a psychotic.
FOURTEEN DAYS IN CYPRUS 1415

FOURTEEN DAYS IN CYPRUS

A FAMOUS CANADIAN WAR CORRESPONDENT’S DIARY FROM CANADA’S NEWEST BATTLEGROUND: THIS IS RALPH ALLEN’S VIVID ACCOUNT OF
WHO PULLED THE PLUG FROM THE GREAT LAKES? 1617

WHO PULLED THE PLUG FROM THE GREAT LAKES?

THIS SUMMER was to have been the most prosperous ever for the half million people who make a living directly or indirectly from the waters of Lake Huron. Never before had so many vacationers made reservations so early at the resorts that dot the Ontario mainland and the Thirty Thousand Islands for nine hundred miles between Sarnia and Sault Ste. Marie.
THE SEGREGATIONISTS DIG IN 1617

THE SEGREGATIONISTS DIG IN

FARMVILLE, Virginia, is in many ways an ordinary, quiet, small town of the South. It wraps itself around a few tobacco warehouses and a monument to its Confederate soldiers, and it carefully polishes its memories. For white people in Farmville, the happiest memories — now tinted a rosy hue by time — concern a society in which whites were gracious, kindly masters and blacks were happy, devoted slaves.
The real spectacle begins when the viceregal party tours the course 2223

The real spectacle begins when the viceregal party tours the course

in the Preakness Stakes, and he was so obviously the class of the Plate field that he could have had E. P. Taylor himself for a jockey and still been the favorite. As we arrived at the paddock, the odds-board was flashing Victoria Park at oneto-nine.
WHY EDWARD QUIT 3233

WHY EDWARD QUIT

Did Mrs. Simpson love the king? Or was she English history’s most ambitious social climber?
FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT 5657

FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT

DONALD COXE says Canadians are tolerant of communists—but they’re bigots about the U. S. right wing
EDITORIAL 45

EDITORIAL

How Alphonsus Dooley missed a chance to see if a man’s home is still his castle
ON MARSHALL McLUHAN: What one communications expert discerns — but has trouble getting across 5253
MACLEAN'S REVIEWS

ON MARSHALL McLUHAN: What one communications expert discerns — but has trouble getting across

MARSHALL MCLUHAN of Toronto is perhaps the most unusual member of that small, exclusive group of Canadian thinkers who are quoted, discussed and appreciated outside Canada as well as inside it. One reason for this is McLuhan’s subject, which is mass communications and, especially, the changes produced in human beings by electronic technology.
THE PRESS 5455

THE PRESS

How Canada’s fiercest critic laid an egg around the world
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