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The saltiest and best-loved authority on horses in the Southwest, J. FRANK DOBIE has ridden the range which he writes about in his books. He has edited some twenty volumes for the Texas Folklore Society and is the author of ten books of his men, including The Longhorns, Coronado’s Children, and The Voice of the Coyote. The University of Texas has long benefited from his teaching and friendly presence: and when, in 1913, he was called to Cambridge University to the chair of American History, he recorded his experiences abroad in his book A Texan in England. Note he tells its of his beloved mustang. Buck.
A Texan and a geologist who has been President of Standard Oil (New Jersey) since 1944, EUGENE HOLMANrefutes the charge that we have, dangerously depleted our resources. In the article which follows he has drawn up an inventory of our potential resources, and stresses his belief in our capacity to renew them. Mr. Holman Itegan his scouting as a geologist after taking his M. A. at the University of Texas in 1917; and he soon had a working knowledge of Cuba, Mexico, and our own Southwest. The survey which resulted in this article was prepared for the annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Few writers in the English-speaking world can match, in versatility, the accomplishments of REBECCA WEST. A successful novelist, she is also a distinguished authority on international affairs. Atlantic readers will recall her Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, which was serialized in this magazine and which is indispensable to any understanding of the Balkans. Many journalists in this country and in Britain regard her more recent writings, such as The Meaning of Treason, as the best reporting produced in the post-war period. She now considers the personality of Whittaker Chambers as revealed in Witness, just published by Random House.
Educated in the New York high schools and at Harvard, where he took his B. A. in American History and Literature in 1949 , GEORGE BLUESTONE is now studying for his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. “And a good ileal of my time,” he writes. “has been spent in our basement apartment pounding the typewriter. The ‘work in progress is a novel based on experiences I had as a waiter in Catskill Mountain hotels for six summers
The Atlantic invited SENATOR HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR., campaign manager for Dwight D. Eisenhower, to sum up the reasons why he has pledged his allegiance to the General. This is what he wrote.
In the article which follows, W . REED WEST, Professor of Political Science at the George Washington University, takes up the cudgels for Senator Taft. whose foreign policy and voting record were brought under attack by Arthur M. Schlesinger, ,Jr., in his article, “ The New Isolationism ,” in the May Ulan tie. Upon seeing the proofs, Senator Taft expressed appreciation to the Atlantic for bringing the following statement before its readers.
A graduate of Smith whose two sons are at college and whose daughter is in hoarding school. ANN LEIGHTON is fast approaching that period of unemployment which she feels is the destiny of the American matron. During the war when her husband teas orerseas she ran the household, did the gardening, tended the bank account—an experience which she has recorded in her book, While We Are Absent. At that time, the prospect of being fiftyseemed one of sanctuary and peace. Then at last she would have leisure. Leisure for what?
A graduate of Annapolis and a lifelong student of the Russian language and literature , VICE ADMIRAL LESLIE C. STEVENS, USN (Ret.), was Naval Attaché to Moscow from the summer of 1947 to the end of 1919. TV hiJe he teas in Russia he talked with Russians in all walks of life and,subject to the usual difficulties,traveled to Central Siberia and Transcaucasia. To the May Allantic he contributed his first article,on the Russian People. Now he discusses the Doctrine which the Kremlin has enforced.
SALLY ISELIN and her husband Lewis, the sculptor, are now abroad, where he is supervising the setting of his war memorial and where she has been making a candid examination of the French and Italian shops and fashions. Having gone to Europe with a welter of things she did not need, she now writes to warn other American wives of what not to bring — and suggests what to look for.
An Ohioan, a novelist, and aleader of the NewAgriculture, Louis BROMFIELD analyesalyzes the reasons which prompted the Farm vote in 1948 and may prompt it again in November. Mr. Bromfield recently took thirty-five American farmers with him on a tour of five South American countries at the request of their governments, the Farm Journal, and the Braniff Airlines. Those who are curious to see what can he done with once deserted fields are strongly advised to visit Mr. Bromfield’s Malabar Farm on the outskirts of Mansfield, Ohio.
STEPHEN POTTER has published in the Atlantic some of his most instructive articles on Gamesmanship or, The Art of Winning Games Without Actually Cheating. New that the season is at its height, tee have asked him to apply his research to that special group of fanatics who muddy up every mealtime with their talk of pools, dry flies, and the speckled beauties which got away. This essay is a chapter in Mr. Potter’s forthcoming book, which will also contain his account of It inesrnanship, Rockmanship, and Clubmanship. More later.
Artist, sportsman, and country gentleman, JAMES REYNOLDS is a painter of murals, an expert on Palladian architecture, and a connoisseur of Irish ghosts. His beautifully illustrated volume Ghosts in Irish Houses. which condones his tivo loves, has met with an enthusiastic reception in this country, as has his second volume, Gallery of Ghosts, which goes further abroad, to find its themes in India, Restoration Ragland, and Maine. Mr. Reynolds’s second novel. Maeve the Huntress, was published this spring by Farrar, Straus & Young.
Bostonian and lifelong Republican, THOMAS D. CABOT is Executive Vice President of Godfrey L. Cabot, Inc., and former President of United Fruit Company. Late in 1950, when the United Nations troops were being repulsed at the Yalu River, his friends Lloyd Brace, the Boston banker. Judge Charles Wyzanski, and Dean Donald David of the Harvard Business School urged him to go down to Washington “to help with an important defense job that needed doing.” This he did, and these are the comparisons which he inevitably drew during his ten months in the State Department.
MARGARET FORD KIERAN was Children’s Page Editor of the Boston Herald for tirenfythrce years She is the author of a juvenile entitled David and the Magic Powder.
JESSE GRANTHAM, JR., lives in a suburb of Philadelphia, where he works for the Curtis Circulation Company.
JOSEPH H. MEYERS was born in Cincinnati and until recently taught English at Purdue University. He now lives in Delray Beach, Florida.
ROBERT THOMAS ALLEN is a Canadian author who gave up advertising for magazine writing. He is a native of Toronto and note tires in the Kateartha babes district of Ontario.
MACKIALEY HELM is among the most versatile contributors to the Atlantic. which has published his writings in the fields of biography, fiction, the fine arts, and travel. He spent four months in Spain last year,and now brings us an account of the wine and brandy industry in Jerez,