Two Congressional committees inquiring into lobbying activities have recently turned their searchlights upon the lobbies registered under the Lobby Act of 1946 and those indirect lobbies known as “educational foundations.” KARL SCHRIFTGIESSER, who reviews the findings thus far, is a journalist and biographer who has served on the editorial staffs of the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Newsweek and is note devoting full time to his writing. His biography of Henry Cabot Lodge. The Gentleman from Massachusetts, appeared under the Atlantic — Litte, Brown imprint, as does his latest volume, The Lobbyists: The Art and Business of Influencing Lawmakers, which appeared in early September.
Every American city of size is working today on a Master Plan — a plan calling for a better routing of through traffic, for quicker access to the airport, for slum clearance, for park development and smoke control. The two which have achieved the most substantial transformation are New York, under Robert Moses, and Pittsburgh, under the remarkable teamwork of Dick Mellon and If allace Richards. Pittsburgh, unlike some of the older towns, has big money to spend, and the dynamic changes of the past five years are described by KARL SCHRIFTGIESSER, journalist and biographer who has served on the editorial staffs of the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Newsweek.