In This Issue
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Problems the Country Faces
A leader of the Revolution Discusses the Future
Indonesia's Place in a Changing World: The Central Core of a Foreign Policy
In Alien Land
Dance to the Dead: A Festival Among the Dayaks of Borneo
Science and Industry
Facets of Indonesia's Economy: The Special Place of Co-Operatives
Story for a Girl, Dien Tamaela
Born Before the Dawn: A Story
The Chicken Coop: A Story
Some Intellectual Conflicts: Tensions in Indonesia's Culture
Woman's Role Since Independence
The Tendencies of Indonesian Art: Folk Traditions and Western Influence
The Literary Movement: A Mirror of Social Development
The Film Industry
The Lotteries of Haji Zakaria: A Story
Dances of the Islands: Their Variety and Place in Popular Life
Three Village Sketches From Sumatra
The Question of Minorities: A Hopeful View of a Present Problem
Hamid: A Story
Between Two Worlds
A Balinese Looks at Bali: Chnging Patterns in the Island's Society
A Chronology of Indonesian History
A Glossary of Indonesian Words
China and Russia
The relations between Red China awl Soviet Russia, carried on as they are behind an opaque screen, are subject to a variety of interpretations. EDWARD CRANKSHAW, the English author, who here gives us his personal con elusions, has been the London Observer’s Russian expert since 1947 and also broadcasts on Russian matters for the BBC. He has made several trips to Moscow over the years, and from his experiences have come his two authoritative volumes, Russia and the Russians and Cracks in the Kremlin Wall. His latest book, Gestapo: Instrument of Tyranny, has recently been published by Viking.
Herman, the Would-Be Porpoise: Underwater Life at the Marine Studios
What one sees through the portholes of the Marine Studios a few miles south of St. Augustine on the East Coast of Florida is the subject of Window in the Sea, by RALPH NADING HILL, from which the Atlantic will present two excerpts. The first, which follows, deals mainly with porpoises and their ways; the second, “Marine Housekeeping,”will cover some of the problems in maintaining the Oceanarium. Mr. Hill is the author of several books about river boats and his own native state of Vermont.
Giving the Bright Student a Break
As Superintendent of the Oak Park and River Forest High School, EUGENE YOUNGERTdirects one of the most invigorating school communities in the Middle West. and foremost in his policy is his belief that every pupil should be given the fullest opportunity to get ahead. As a result many in his senior class are doing work of college level. A native of Illinois who took his bachelor’s degree at Augustana College in Rock Island and his master’s degree and doctorate at Columbia University, Mr. Youngert taught at the University of Vermont before returning to his home state.
The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington
Dylan Thomas: Elegy
Country Doctor in India
DR. CARL E. TAYLOR was born in the Himalayas and has spent half of his career in their shadow. His parents are medical missionaries, and as a boy he accompanied them on their extended tours of the Indian villages each year. The Harvard Medical School, war experiences in tropical medicine, specialization in internal medicine in Canada, and study at the Harvard School of Public Health prepared Dr. Taylor for his return to the Punjab in 1953 to teach Public Health at the Christian Medical College in Ludhiana.
Novelist and short-story writer, MARY LAVIN, although born in Massachusetts, has spent most of her life in Ireland. I protégée of Lord Dunsany, she turned to the Atlantic with her stories which, when published under the title Tales from Bective Bridge, were awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her first novel, The House in Clewe Street, was serialized in our columns,and her second, Mary O’Grady, was published in 1950.
Living in the Clouds: The Olympic Wilderness
The newest of the national parks, Olympic Park was established primarily to preserve for future generations a substantial section of the primeval “rain forest" unique to our Northwest. Encompassing a variety of country, from snow-capped mountains to Pacific beach, it is easily reached by the main highway up the West Coast or by car, bus, or plane, from Seattle, PAUL BROOKS,who last wrote in these pages of a canoe trip with his wife in the Border Lakes country of Minnesota, is editor-in-chief of Houghton Mifflin Company.