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Oct 11, 1919 LO, THE POOR BOURGEOIS! IF there was one feature of the great railway strike more melancholy than another, it was the figure cut by a certain section of the middle-classes. For our part we have always been impatient of dull gibes at the middle-classes—gibes that are the boast of the artistic and […]

Bargain Sales and the Man

The Catholic Press – 15 August 1929 Bargain Sales and the Man There are few things pleasanter than spending money, and yet how difficult it is to do so without a guilty consciousness of extravagance! Nearly everything that we have been taught since childhood, whether in the copybooks or by uncles anxious about our future, […]

If I’d Had a Fiver…

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix – Jan 3, 1948  If I’d Had a Fiver…  Some of the things we read in the papers about the world in which we live are almost as hard to believe as the things we read in fairy-tale books. I find it hard to believe, for example, that a boy of fifteen can […]