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Aluminum: A Modern Success Story
This Was Dylan
Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, was twenty-two years old when he married Caitlin Macnamara, the beautiful girl who was the love of his life. As Dame Edith Sitwell has said, “Their love was most touching to see.”In her forthcoming book, Leftover Life to Kill, from which this excerpt is drawn, CAITLIN THOMAS writes of their “long-growing years” together, with her deep understanding of “the changing man hidden inside the poet ”
When Billy Graham Saved Scotland
Of Scottish ancestry and a graduate of St. Andrews University, DR. ROBERT BLACK WOOD ROBERTSON saw three years of action between Tripoli and El Alamein in World War H. For the last two years Dr: Robertson and his wife, the photographer Katharine Tweed Robertson. have been living in the sheep country of the Scottish Border, and while there came under the spell of Billy Graham. This is a chapter in his forthcoming book, Of Sheep and Men, to be published by Knopf this month.
The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington
World-renowned composer who was born in St. Petersburg scventy-five years ago. IGOR STRAVINSKY studied composition under Rimsky-korsakov and made his reputation with the Firebird ballet produced by Diaghilev in Paris in 1910. In this anniversary month ice are happy to present the following self-portrait of the composer which emerges from his recent talk with Robert Craft.
Is an assortment of Press Association news stories from distant and often foreign sources a proper substitute for local notes? If so. JOHN GOULD argues from his years of experience as proprietor of the Lisbon Falls, Maine, Enterprise, the smaller newspapers will lose their identity and become carbon copies of one another. The carbon becomes all the fainter when the “news" proves to be an unquestioning paraphrasing of a publicity handout.
That's Funny, Wasn't It? No, It Won't Be
A Kelly Green Sweater
Now in his rarly thirties. MITCHELL J. STRUCINSKI was born on Chicago’s south side, where he went through grade school and then worked red at several odd jobs in packing houses and stock rooms. During World War II he served with the Merchant Marine. It was at this time that his literary interests were aroused; and with thr tutoring of a fellow officer, he spent three years catching up on the education he had missed. He has bern writing seriously for the past six years. His first published story appeared in the Atlantic last November.
The Lost Planet
“Metallic meteorites, says N. J. BERRILL,have long puzzled mankind. Stony ones have not always been recognized. Now we can add a third hind, the small glass meteorites known as tektites found scattered over wide areas of the Australian desert and various other naked regions of the earth. What are they made of, and by what means could they have become what they are? The answer seems to point to a planet that once existed not too far away but no longer exists.” Professor of Zoology at McGill University, Mr. Berrill is the author of several books, including Journey Into Wonder, Sex and the Nature of Things, and Man’s Emerging Mind.
The Community College
After military service in World War II, SIGURD RISLOV taught philosophy Olympic College, Bremerton, Washinaton. He also had the broad shoulders for administrative work. In 1952 he teas appointed to his present position as Dean of Lower Columbia Junior College. in the stale of Washington. Thus he has been an actve participant in this newest development in the educational system of the West Coast.
A Life in Art
A Londoner who cherishes every vestige of the cockney, WOLF MANKOWITZ divides his time between authoritative studies of the Portland vase, humorous articles for Punch, and fiction. His two novels, Make Me an Offer and A Kid for Two Farthings, were made into films, and the following story will appear in a collection of his short stories, The Mendelman Fire, to be published by Atlantic-Little, Brown later this year.
Beaumont and Fletcher
When JOHN MASEFOELD, who has been poet laureate oj England since
New Voices in Poetry
Poet critic, and former drama editor. LEAH BODINE DRAKE makes her home
The Peripatetic Reviewer
Accent on Living
A former news staff member of the Hartford Courant, LORRAINE LEHAN HOPKINS is now a housewife in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Memo to the Staff
WILLIAM O’HALLAREN lives in Granada Hills, California, and is a news writer for the American Broadcasting Company in Hollywood.
Address to the Senior Class
A Thousand Words
LOUISE VILA works at the University of Colorado in Boulder. “I have only recently tried writing at all,”she reports.
JOHN M. CONLY is a former New York and Washington newspaperman, now editor of High Fidelity Magazine. “ They Shall Have Music" is a frequent feature in the Atlantic.