ON MY SECOND SUNDAY in Alberta, shortly before 9.30 a.m., I waited in my twelfth-floor room of the Macdonald Hotel, Edmonton, with the radio switched on It was a grey fall morning. From the window I could see the wide length of Jasper Avenue, a nondescript street, but famous—like Dorchester or Yongc or Portage.By ARTHUR HAILEY
THE MOST successful business story in the world of sports these days is the story of the New York Mets. Without yet winning a third of their games, and therefore without spending a moment out of tenth place in the ten-team National (baseball) League, the Mets have been making a lot of money in a business many people regard as moribund.By Peter N. Allison
AT 10.30 A.M. on January 10, 1953, a Comet jet airliner, half an hour out of Rome, was streaking smoothly northward at five hundred miles an hour on the last leg of a journey from Singapore to London. The weather was clear, and the Comet had reached its prescribed twenty-six-thousand-foot altitude.
IT IS eight o'clock of a warm Moscow evening and I am strolling with a young Russian and his girl friend. They are taking me to a jazz concert in Sokolniki Recreation Park. We pay the equivalent of $1.75, give our tickets to an old lady and sit on one of the green benches in a long corridor of poplars.By Kenneth Bagnell
THE MEN who are paid some of your tax money and mine to Think Big about Canada’s Centennial in 1967 can already show you, on paper, how it's beginning to shape up into the biggest and best birthday party any of us will ever live through. Certainly if you judge a party by how long it lasts, the size of the tab and the number of guests, this one could be, as they say, a real swinger.By Hal Tennant
IN THE LAST few years there has been a great growth in the popularity of cookbooks. Books of recipes from every country, for every kind of food, and for every occasion crowd the shelves in the bookstores and libraries. But search as you might I'm afraid you'll never find the cookbook I long to have, titled in my mind Menus From Barrett's Landing, Nova Scotia.By Helen Wilson
As A DOCTOR, I'm aware that the popular view of our profession is one of respect tinged with envy. It’s true that most of us find our work absorbing and, in financial terms, reasonably though not inordinately profitable. But we also find it so arduous, so demanding of time and energy, that the life of a general practitioner today is almost unbearable, and the actuaries tell us that heart diseases kill more doctors than other men, and more general practitioners than specialists.
I wish to commend Maclean's on its excellent editorial of October 3 (Go West. Young Man. Or East. Or North. But Don’t Just Stand Around Acting Bored). Canada is an exciting young nation “to be understood, to be admired, and to be loved." We hear so much today concerning separatism, minority governments, flag debates, and the like that I sometimes think too much attention is being given to our growth pains and not enough to the dynamic exciting growth itself.
IN THIS SECTION of Maclean’s there’s an article about Pat Burns, a Vancouver radio announcer who has won fame and fortune with his program called Hot Line, on which he once got a priest, a protestant minister, a rabbi and an atheist all fighting.
THERE’S NOT MUCH doubt that Albertans stay in Alberta because of the air, because of the mountains and because of the wide blue skies over the wide browm plain. But there’s also a suspicion that Albertans are Albertans mainly because of the money.
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