The Hemisphere: Hurricane Time

Hurricane Time Prim & proper Fredericton never fails to loosen its stays a bit for a gay old time during the annual visit of New Brunswick's most illustrious native son, William Maxwell Aitken, Baron Beaverbrook, 72 this week. The Beaver, Britain's No. 1 newspaper lord, likes it that way. He seldom comes home, moreover, without bearing gifts for his pet philanthropy, the University of New Brunswick (total so far: $1,500,000), where he himself was once a brilliant, tippling, debt-ridden, poker-playing law student.

The Beaver's visit last week was no exception. This year's beneficence: a $265,000 library, 12,000 books, the private papers of...

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