March 1958

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  • Integration Must Move

    “While we were making the world safe for democracy in one war and destroying Hitler’s master race theory in another, the Negro rode in the back of the bus, lived in a ghetto across the railroad tracks, sent his children to Jim Crow schools.”

  • France

  • Accent on Living

  • Helping Beethoven

    LEROY OSTRANSKY is a native New Yorker who is note composer-in-residence at the College of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

  • Short History of a Peace-Lover

  • Built-in Slump

    KEN W. PURDY, formerly editor of ARGOSY, TRUE, unit PARADE, is now free-lancing. His book, KINGS OF THE ROAD, was published by Atlantic-Little, Brown in 1952.

  • Alchemy

    KATHLEEN B. GRANGER lives on a farm in Orwell, Vermont. This is her first appearance in the ATLANTIC.

  • The Stamp Act

    EDWARD SHBNTON is the author of many books and stories, and has also served as illustrator and editor, He lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

  • Regard the Roach

  • Trend in the Making

  • Indonesia

  • West Indies Federation

  • The Singer From Noonday Rest: A True Story of Chino Today

    In 1921 NORA WALN, a Quaker brought up in the Grampian Hills of Pennsylvania, became the adopted daughter of an ancient family then dwelling in their large cantonment known as the House of Exile in Hopei Province.She lived within the family walls for more than two years, an experience which she recaptured in her oft-printed took, THE HOUSE OF EXILE, and during her days there she made friends with a blind ballad singer whose art and whose fate in Red China she now depicts.

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • The Mystery of Henry Ford

    The author of several books, including AMERICAN CAPITALISM, A THEORY OF PRICE CONTROL, and THE GREAT CRASH, 1929, JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH is professor of economics at Harvard. He spent his boyhood on the Canadian border close to Detroit and within range of the legends which have overlaid the stubborn genius of Henry Ford.

  • The Animal

  • My Friends, the Librarians

    In the course of doing research for her various biographies, CATHERINE DKINKER BOWEN of Philadelphia has read in libraries as far West from her home as California and as far East as Leningrad. Over the years she has kept working notes on the libraries and librarians whom she has known, and the paper which has emerged from this source we think happily appropriate for the celebration of National Library Week, March 16-22.

  • The Questioner

  • The Years With Ross

    In comic art, decorations, and covers, Harold W. Ross proceeded to lay down as many new standards in his budding magazine, the NEW YORKER, as he was achieving at the same time in other areas of journalism. In this fifth part of his series JAMES THURBER takes us into the Tuesday afternoon “art meeting,” at which Ross and his staff settled such questions as how a seal’s whiskers should be drawn, and many other issues great and small.

  • Integration Must Move

    Executive secretary of the National Association for the advancement of Colored People, HOY WILKINS,who graduated from the Universdy of Minnesota, teas for fifteen years editor of THE CRISISand prior to that, from 1923 to 1931, managing editor of THE CALL,the Negro weekly of Kansas City. In this article he carries forth the discussion initiated by Agnes Meyer in her January article, “Race and the Schools.”

  • Captain Horsfall and the Military Mind

    Born and reared in Chicago, RICHARD BAUM attended Harvard, served in France and Germany as S-2 (intelligence and reconnaissance) of an infantry battalion and, since the war, has item trying to get his fool in the door as a writer.

  • Parole and the Prisons - An Opportunity Wasted

    A widely read novelist whose avocation is criminology, ERLE STANLEY GARDNER believes that the strengthening of our parole system would be the most effective and least expensive method of controlling crime. Confining prisoners for excessive terms, he argues, is as bad as releasing them without further supervision.

  • Golden Fleece of the Arctic

    JOHN J. TEAL, JR., is an authority on the arctic, where his attention has been drawn to the musk ox, that huge docile animal with its silken fleece which has been hunted almost to extinction. The musk ox survives in a natural state only in the uninhabited regions of arctic North America and Greenland, and there Mr. Teal successfully captured the young herd which he is seeking to domesticate on his farm in Vermont.

  • The Perceptions of James Joyce

    An American of Irish antecedents, JOHN V. KELLEHER has become an authority on Irish history and the Irish mind in the years of study that have brought him to his present professorship at Harvard.

  • Books: The Editors Like

  • Reader's Choice

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