September 1, 1968

GORDON LIGHTFOOT 3435

GORDON LIGHTFOOT

THE TRIP NORTH FROM Toronto with Gordon Lightfoot was an Arcadian dream: there was Lightfoot, a beautiful man, driving the car through the special luminous twilight that comes to Ontario in May, over roads that undulated with the land, just as the steam rose off the black earth like smoke.
THE GENTLEMAN ROBBER 1213
MACLEAN’S INTERVIEWS

THE GENTLEMAN ROBBER

“What I wanted was big money. So I robbed banks. I was good at it, and I lived high — but it’s not like Hollywood says it is”
MAILBAG 4041
MAILBAG

MAILBAG

What happened at Hong Kong
SCIENCE IN THE WIDE, WEIRD WORLD OF PSI 2829

SCIENCE IN THE WIDE, WEIRD WORLD OF PSI

OUIJA BOARDS NOW OUTSELL Monopoly games. Books on reincarnation and clairvoyance sell in the hundreds of thousands. Spiritualist churches report booming membership; an Indian mystic called The Maharishi has supplanted LSD-promoter Timothy Leary to become the new godhead; you can buy a computer-composed mail-order horoscope for $15; and in the past 18 months, one and a half million ESP parlor games, costing seven dollars apiece, have been sold in the U.S. and Canada.
AND SANDRA POST MAKES THREE... 3839

AND SANDRA POST MAKES THREE...

Along with skier Nancy Greene and swimmer Elaine Tanner, sensational new golfer Sandra Post is putting Canada back into the prestigious world of international sport
Donald C. Webster: HARD-HEADED MONEYMAN OF THE SUPERNATURAL 3233

Donald C. Webster: HARD-HEADED MONEYMAN OF THE SUPERNATURAL

IT WAS UNCONSCIONABLY early when we drove to the Toronto airport in his new Lancia and both of us were decently, if blearily, silent most of the way. Then it began to rain. As the tarmac darkened and the globules of water hung in a fringe around the arcs swept by the wipers, he made the day’s first tentative social gesture by saying, “There are people who believe water might be living matter.
HERE COMES THE JUDGE, THERE GOES THE STATUS QUO 2627

HERE COMES THE JUDGE, THERE GOES THE STATUS QUO

YOU’D THINK THAT the status quo would be quite safe with a man like The Hon. Emmett M. Hall, DCL, D. Med., Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Seventy in November, a certified member of the Establishment and one with a hearty appetite for its perks — fancy office, obsequious staff, the best clubs, first-class travel, fresh Gaspé salmon, fine whisky—he sounds like an old Tory, and he is.
THERE’S A BETTER WAY TO "TURN ON”— IT’S CALLED LIVING 4445

THERE’S A BETTER WAY TO "TURN ON”— IT’S CALLED LIVING

WHILE THE NICOTINE from the first fag of the day still sings along my veins like a gale through telephone wires, and the parched badlands at the root of my tongue yearn for the day’s first downfall of wine, I may seem the wrong man to object to the use of drugs for pleasurable sensations.
LET’S SEE OUR POLITICIANS AT WORK 3637

LET’S SEE OUR POLITICIANS AT WORK

Television could be our best watchdog in public affairs, argues the producer of CBC’s The Public Eye — if we'd only use it. Here's how (without yawns or tears) we could keep closer tabs on the people we elect — and have Bonanza, too
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