A PAIR OF YOUNG TORONTONIANS seem to be on the verge of eating away a little more of The Canadian National Inferiority Complex. Their names are Marian Grudeff and Ray Jessel. They are the authors of the new musical Baker Street which, after reasonably unexplosive tryouts in Toronto and Boston, arrived on Broadway a few weeks ago to find that the sophisticated playgoers of Manhattan and environs had plunked down, sight unseen, more than a million dollars to view Sherlock Holmes set to music.By Richard Gehman14 min
As THE WAILS of anguish from Canadians who own automobiles — five and a half million of us — are already signifying, auto-insurance premiums in 1965 are skyrocketing to new heights. On the average, according to the Canadian Underwriters Association, car insurance across the country will cost 15.3 percent more this year than it did in 1964, or something like twenty-six dollars more per car owner.By JACK BATTEN14 min
ON A RAINY JUNE MORNING seventy-eight years ago. the wagons of an American party of fortyone men. women and children lumbered into Canada at a point near today’s Whiskey Gap, Alberta. The teamsters, indifferent to the rain, bared their heads and cried, “Three cheers for our liberty!”By Robert Cleland Christie13 min
AMONG A FORTNIGHT of political conversations in Britain, two episodes stand out in the memory — partly because they seem to contradict each other. One took place in the tiny cluttered office of the Liberal whip, Eric Lubbock. the young “Orpington Man” whose victory in a by-election four years ago set off premature dreams of a Liberal revival in Britain.By Blair Fraser12 min
A PECULIARITY OF AIR TRAVEL is that you seem to reach your destination without moving, except to walk a few feet to a ramp, or an airport bus, or cross an air-terminal lounge. It’s an illusion that makes the change from London to Paris all the more remarkable.
SEVENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD Héliodore Bissonnette, of Quebec City, has just created a minor sensation. Ten years ago, after retiring as a salesman of house paints, he bought gouaches and watercolors and began to paint and do collages — lately just from memory as he doesn’t get about much.By Dorothy Eber6 min
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