From the big scrapbook of time, here’s a look at Canada in 1953--
|Meteor is slotted between Ford and Mercury in price.
|Crowds throng the fibreglass Chevrolet Corvette.
|The most enduring of Kraft foods, 2010, we will consume 1.7 million boxes of KD of the 7 million boxes sold globally every week. KD will be the single most popular grocery item across the nation.
|Introduced last year, the de Haviland DH-106 is the world's first commercial jetliner.
|Montreal architect Ernest Cormier was chosen in1950 to create our gift to the United Nations.
|Space Command is the CBC's first dramatic series. It depicted life on space station SXW1. William Shatner was one of the stars.
|The 1953 Hudson exhibit at the London Motor Show in Earl's Court.
|Listeners who wrote to CBW would receive a QSL card like this one, a written confirmation of reception.
|The Right Honourable Louis St. Laurent is our 12th Prime Minister. He will serve as PM from 1948 to 1957.
|Canadian soldiers in Dieppe, France being marched to prison by their Nazi captors on August 19, 1942.
December 10: Canadian Press reports that Manitoba has a total of 2,318 cases of polio, of which 85 have died. Government officials say this incidence exceeds all known Canadian and world figures.
|Five-year old Elinor will help raise money for the March of Dimes, an organization that raises money to fight polio.