CANADA: 1% Verdict

"The General is crying," whispered sturdy citizens of Cobourg, Ontario, last week, as they stood in a packed throng at the local Court of Assizes. Within was General Sir Arthur William Currie, 52, once the peppery Commander-in-Chief of Canada's expeditionary force in France (1917-19), now the august Principal of famed McGill University, Montreal. Sir Arthur's eyes brimmed with tears of relief and triumph because he had just wiped a nasty smudge from his honor by winning a libel suit which has been reported in Canadian papers at Peaches-Browningesque length for many a week (TIME, March 26).

General Currie sued for...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!