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Housekeeping À La Television
ANNE KELLEY was a reporter on the Seattle POST-INTELLIGENCER after her graduation from the University of Washington. She is now a housewife and mother of three children.
From his home in Mexico, LOYD ROSENFIELD contributes a variety of light writing and verse to many newspapers and magazines in the United States.
They Shall Have Music: How to Be Binaural
The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington
College Athletics: Their Pressure on the High Schools
A native of Illinois who served for sixteen years as superintendent of the Oak Park and River Forest High School, EUGENE YOUNGERT first became aware of the practices and pressures which he here condemns when he was a member of the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, He has recently been working as senior associate to Dr. James Bryant Conant on the Study of the American High School.
A painter and etcher whose works have found a permanent place in the leading American museums, EVERETT WARNER IS an authority on lighting and backgrounds, having acted as a visibility expert for the U.S. Nary during two world wars. It has long been his conviction that some of the finest works of art hare been victimized by the shadows or the wrongly tinted backgrounds which mar their mounting.
The Middle East
Rescue Off Halifax
FARLEY MOWAT, author of PEOPLE OF THE DEER and THE DOG WHO WOULDN’T BE, is a Canadian who likes to track down true stories. In this second excerpt from his new book, GREY SEAS UNDER, to be published this month by Atlantic-Little, Brown, he records the exploits of a doughty and unsinkable deep-sea tug.
Assembling the Family
"We Don't Want Your Kind!" Segregation in Illinois
The patterns of prejudice against the Negro in the Deep South are familiar, but there is less awareness of the unpredictable denials he must undergo in the North. FLETCHER MARTIN,the first Negro to become a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, began his newspaper career on the Louisville DEFENDER, served as a war correspondent during World War II, and joined the staff of the Chicago SUN-TIMES in 1952.
American by birth, IRIS ORIGO has done most of her writing in southern Tuscany and in Rome. Her books include a biography of Leopardi; a short study of Byron’s daughter; and THE LAST ATTACHMENT,an account of Byron’s love affair with Countess Guiccioli.
The River Rat
A graduate of the University of Missouri, HOWARD DAVISstudied political science under Harold Laski at the London School of Economics before the war, and returned to England as a major in the Eighth Air Force, He was director of Dave Garroway’s TODAY for two years and is note teaching for the advertising Jinn of N. W. Ayer in its Philadelphia headquarters and writing fiction on the side.
The Unsolved Mystery of the Mayas
An anthropologist before the national success of LAUGHING BOY turned him to the field of fiction, OLIVER LA FARGE has always retained an eager and vigilant interest in his first love, the Mayan culture, and the mysteries about it which still remain to be solved.
Choosing the Site
A native of South Africa who is now living in London, DAN JACOBSON graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. At the age of twenty nine he has three novels to his credit, his most recent, THE PRICE OE DIAMONDS, having been published by Knopf this spring.
Can India Finance Her Five Year Plan?
India’s effort to pay her way through these costly years of transition is fairly presented by G. L. MEHTA, who has served as the Indian Ambassador to the United Stales since 1952. The son of an Indian industrialist, Mr. Mehta was educated at the University of Bombay and the London School of Economics.
The Peripatetic Reviewer
Books: The Editors Like
Accent on Living
Pick and Choose
Leaves of Gold
R. G. G. PRICE lives in Sussex and has contributed much light writing and literary criticism to PUNCH. He writes for the ATLANTIC on a variety of subjects.