ASHLEY MORDEN was cold, his whole body felt sore, and his head ached. He could see, but only in a blurred and unreal way, as though he were viewing everything through a gauze veil. He was in a sleeping bag and there was someone in the bag with him, pressing tightly against him.By FRED BODSWORTH
IN THE PAST DOZEN YEARS the Canadian government has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into its Arctic and sub-Arctic regions to pay for various versions of politicians' “visions of the north.” In 1962, the last year for which figures are complete, twenty-two government departments and agencies, with four thousand resident (and subsidized) civil servants, spent sixty-two millions in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and took in only thirteen millions in revenue.By BLAIR FRASER
MOST OF THE audience was under thirty. The girls came in elegant handknits with small kerchiefs knotted French-fashion at the back of the neck. They wore bangs down to their startling black-outlined eyes, just like French film star Anna Karina.By WENDY MICHENER
MANY MAPS, even the latest Britannica World Atlas, leave out sections of Canada's Arctic and sub-Arctic. Most insulting to us who live in northernmost Manitoba, our own government's tourist and travel map crops off the top one hundred and eighteen miles of the province, thus denying the existence of its only seaport, Churchill, plus some thousands of square miles of rugged but potentially rich outdoors.By W. E. SENIOR
TREE RIVER is a cold, green stream that drops down across the Arctic Circle from Keglekavig Lake and through a hundred miles of extraordinarily bitter country to Coronation Gulf. Coppermine is eighty miles to the west, Bathurst Inlet is a hundred and twenty miles to the east, and just across the salt water to the north lie the ice fields and Victoria Island.By HARRY BRUCE
EARLY THIS YEAR Dr. Russel V. Lee, a scholarly psychiatrist on the staff of a clinic in Palo Alto, California, delivered a paper on the role of the male in modern marriage which attracted widespread attention and comment. The heavy response was due to the fact that Dr. Lee dealt with some harsh truths seldom aired in public.
A JOKE going the rounds in Montreal these days may be historically inaccurate as well as in questionable taste, but I think it reflects a feeling in English Canada that is growing too quickly to be ignored. It concerns a Canadian parliamentarian who is chatting with an American congressman.By Peter Gzowski
Apropos your recent article The Second Revolt Of Modern Women (July 25). there is one obvious but overlooked fact that underlies the search for career “fulfillment" on the part of emancipated women. Obviously most women, like most men, will perform routine workaday jobs the main fulfillment of which is the weekly pay cheque.
NOT LONG AGO, while watching a bigleague scout watch two teams of teenagers play hockey, I heard the seer's assessment of the gladiators. “That one,” he said, pointing to a defenseman who was nearly as wide as he was high, “will probably make it.
IF DON FRANCKS hadn’t existed, David Susskind would have had to invent him. But Francks is very much alive, Susskind has chosen him to play the lead in a $500,000 musical called Kelly that opens on Broadway next February, Joseph Levine has signed him to a four-picture contract with Embassy Pictures, and even the sourest of critics are conceding that only a major disaster, such as a nuclear attack or another New York newspaper strike, can prevent Francks from becoming the biggest, beltingest, fastest-rising entertainer since Sammy Davis Jr.By ALEXANDER ROSS
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