CANADA: Whiskerless Santa Claus

Max was home again. The boy who started out in the world as William Max well Aitken and wound up with a baron's title and a London newspaper empire, bounced merrily from city to town to let all know how happy he was. The people of New Brunswick were just as happy, for aging (75), puckish Lord Beaverbrook bestowed gifts like a whiskerless Santa Claus.

The Beaver, largesse in hand, makes his homecoming an annual affair. This time benevolence showered in all directions.

Beaverbrook's first act on arriving in the province was to dedicate a three-story law-school building that he had...

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