LATER THIS YEAR the largest of the world’s few remaining isolated populations will plunge, timorously but not unwillingly, into the jet age. Until 1965 the thousand inhabitants of Easter Island, sixty-four square miles of volcanic rubble that thrusts unexpectedly out of the South Pacific two thousand miles west of Chile, have been linked with the twentieth century almost wholly by an annual supply ship that brought out the elementary necessities of life and, inevitably, an epidemic of civilization’s diseases.By DR. HELEN EVANS REID
DR. MORTON PHILIP SHULMAN, a forty-year-old general practitioner with the intense good looks of an emaciated Ben Casey and the mind of a Wall Street whiz kid, is so rich he doesn't need the $173 a week he gets as chief coroner of Metropolitan Toronto.By ALAN EDMONDS
OF ALL BRANCHES of government in Canada the immigration department is the most unpopular. When the present minister John R. Nicholson was asked to take the portfolio in January he consulted two Cabinet colleagues who'd held it before; both advised him to refuse.By BLMR FRASER
THE ACTOR WHO HAS probably been seen by more Canadians in more roles and more performances than any other (including one hundred TV network plays) is a man who can walk down the main street of any Canadian city without drawing so much as a second glance.By CLYDE GILMOUR
I STOOD BEFORE the heavy pink-and-black door of a charm school — one of those mysterious establishments that have burgeoned in the last few years and, across Canada and indeed through much of the world, rake in enormous sums of money peddling that elusive and intangible commodity, glamour.
“THIS PASS I have called Kananaskis Pass, after the name of an Indian, of whom there is a legend, giving an account of his most wonderful recovery from the blow of an axe, which had stunned but had failed to kill him, and the river which flows through the gorge also bears his name.”
you ARE JUSTIFIED in editorially maintaining that Canada has no race problem in the sense the United States has (We Have Bigotry All Right—But No Alabamas). But the time is probably not far distant when a country that has no large number of colored citizens will be deemed to have the worst race problem of all.
WITH THE SUMMER season approaching, it is possible that someone who reads this will find himself, within the next few months, facing a basic moral choice: he will see someone drowning, and will have to decide whether or not to try to save him.
PUBLICATION of Chief Justice Dorion’s report on the Rivard scandal is going to bring on a crisis in Quebec’s federal Liberal party. And it has been evident for some time that the crisis would be more easily resolved if the Dorion report were harsh than if it were gentle.By Blair Fraser
WHEN MICHAEL BITTERMAN wandered into a cluttered, four-room office above a barbershop on Toronto's Yonge Street one day last April, his ambition was modest: all he wanted was to establish a new world order based on God’s Universal Law. But in that office, where he went in search of a telephone answering service, Bitterman met a sort of public-relations man named Joseph Nelson, who quickly convinced him that it’s important to Think Big.By ALEXANDER ROSS
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