From the February 1953 magazine.

A Canadian Sponsor's Program

I PRESUME we have all seen the mother bird trying to lure her new-fledged offspring to the sky; the old tabby teaching her kittens to forage and defend themselves; the duck leading the ducklings to the pond for a swimming lesson. Thus I believe that we must accept that of the higher types of animal life, the inter-dependence of one being upon another, physically and mentally, is part and parcel of the plan of creation; there are no real hermits in the upper strata of animal life, including man. Man, in part, is of the animal kingdom, and the attributes of the higher animals are also found in man.

Man essentially is a social being, dependent on his fellow man for his healthy existence and happiness. However, the inter-dependency of man on man goes further than the animal kingdom, for man possesses in addition to a body and a mind, a third part, call it what you will. I know it as my forebears knew it, the soul, and hence he is dependent on his fellow man for his spiritual well-being as well as his moral and physical. No one man built a church, wrote the Bible, or evolved the true philosophy of life.

-- G. K.

Kirkland Lake, Ontario, presents his individual in

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