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Writing in the February Atlantic, Professor W.T. Stace of Princeton raised the issue of whether in Palestine we are "pursuing the methods of justice or the methods of force." His article, "The Zionist Illusion," provoked instant response, and chief among the more thoughtful replies is this article by Eliahu Ben-Horin, who was born in Russia and immigrated in 1921 to Palestine. He lived there for two decades and became Editor of the Hebrew daily Doar Hayom and Editor-in-Chief of the Palestine News Service. Mr. Ben-Horin writes with an intimate knowledge of the Middle East and Palestine, which he last visited in 1946. He is the author of The Middle East: Crossroads of History and a contributor to leading American magazines. —The Editor
SUMMARY. — In the spring of 1907, Katherine Mary O’Fallon of Boston was shipped out to her uncle’s cattle ranch in Alberta. Kathy at sixteen had weak lungs and the doctor had prescribed a cold, dry climate. White girls were scarce in that untamed country, but Kathy had eyes only for Sergeant Mike Flannigan, a handsome red-coated Mountie, and soon she was traveling into the North with him as Mrs. Mike. When Kathy’s first child, Mary Aroon, was born, the young mother turned to the Indian women for help. She came to depend upon Mamanowatum (Oh-Be-Joyful), an attractive Cree maiden whom she had taken into the household despite the warning that the girl was in love with a wild young trapper. Jonathan Forquet. Jonathan and another Indian, Cardinal, were having a deadly feud over trap-robbing. This is the third and final installment. In the short time at its disposal the Atlantic has been fortunate in serializing approximately half of this novel, which is being published by Coward-McCann and is the March selection of the Literary Guild.
NO Teachers Twelve years from now when the children of our tear marriages will be overcrowding the high schools, there is every prospect of an acute scarcity of good teachers. ISABEL STEPHENS,who is the mother of three children, taught in the public schools of Illinois and is today Assistant Professor of Education at Wellesley College; from her close knowledge of undergraduates, she points decisively at those reasons why the teaching profession no longer appeals to our most promising college graduates. It is more than a matter of pay!