September 1959

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  • Guinea

  • Brazil

  • Correction

  • Will Norfolk's Schools Stay Open?

    When the city of Norfolk closed six of its white public schools to prevent seventeen Negroes from attending them, ten thousand while children were deprived of education for half a year. In the article which follows, DR. FORREST P. WHITE tells what happened and why. The “massive resistance policy, he points out, is just as surely compliance with the Supreme Court decisions as is integration; the real choice is between integrated schools and no schools at all. A native Virginian, educated in the South, Dr. White was the first treasurer and is now president of a citizens group organized to get their children back in school.

  • Gertrude Stein in Paris

    Poet, teacher, editor, and literary critic, JOHN MALCOLM BRLNNIN was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and educated at the University of Michigan and at Harvard. His most recent book, DYLAN THOMAS IN AMERICA, was published under the Atlantic-Little, Brown imprint in 1955. This is the first of two excerpts from his new book, THE THIRD ROSE, a full-scale biography of Gertrude Stein, her life, her writings, her associates, and the cultural movements of which she was a part.

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • The Compulsive Drinker

    Alcoholism is a disease which affects different people differently. Whether Americans are more susceptible to it than Europeans is a question, but there can be no doubt that Alcoholics Anonymous, whose headquarters is in New York City and of which this writer is a member, has inspired a cure remarkably efficacious for those in the final and compulsive stage.

  • Something on a Dirt Road

    NEWTON F. TOLMAN is a writer on country subjects who claims the odd distinction not only of having hern horn in New Hampshire, tad of haring tired there practically ever since.

  • Seven Times One Are Seven

  • A Strange Sky

    An ATLANTIC discovery whose first story, “ The Surest Thing in Show Business.”attracted favorable comment when it appeared in our April issue, JESSE HILL FORD is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he studied under Donald Davidson, and a young author now in the process of establishing himself in Tennessee. He has recently been awarded an ATLANTIC grant of $2500 to assist him in the completion of his first novel.

  • These Were My Japanese Students

    Professor of English at Haverford College and famed, for his skill in reaching I he undergraduate, JOHN ASHMEAD, JR., who speaks Japanese and who served with our naval forces in the Pacific during World War II, was sent on a Fulbright for a year of teaching at Osaka University of Foreign Studies. His encounter with the Japanese students and his appreciation of university life in Japan invite an interesting comparison with the way things are done in America.

  • A View of Japan

  • The Fragrance of Pines

    A Siberian who attended the Institute of Forestry in St. Petersburg. NICHOLAS T. MIROV immigrated to the United States after World War I and earned his graduate degrees at the University of California. For the past thirty years he has been affiliated with the California Forest and Range Experiment Station in Berkeley and in 1958 received a gold medal from the Secretary of Agriculture for his work on pines.

  • Import Quotas: A Shortsighted Policy

    United States restrictions upon imports of essential raw materials have been regarded with suspicion by other countries toward which we profess good will. HUGH G. J. AITKEN here examines our policy. Mr. Aitken has been assistant professor of economics at the University of California and a research fellow at Harvard and at The Brookings Institution.

  • Calendar of Important European Events for September

  • My Visit to the Abbot

    With the fearlessness and sympathy of her Quaker forebears, ERNESTA BARLOW has traveled the far places of the earth following up friendships which were begun under the auspices of the United Nations in New York. She is the wife of Samuel Barlow, the musician and composer, and the sister of Catherine Drinker Bowen.

  • Accent on Living

  • "My Wife Works..."

    MARGARET WATERMAN teaches writing courses at Western Reserve University. This is her first appearance in the ATLANTIC.

  • The Menagerie Goes for a Walk

  • Say That Again

    R. G. G. PRICE lives in Sussex and is a regular contributor to PUNCH, He writes for the ATLANTIC on a variety of subjects.

  • On Having the Backache

  • Record Reviews

    Sir Thomas Beecham conducting Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Beecham Choral Society; Angel S-35509 (stereo) and 35509

  • The Vermont North Country

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

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