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"The old hypocritical kind of communication between the races has broken down, and that is good. We can now build good human relations on truth, honesty, and sincerity"
Born in London and a graduate of Chriet Church College, Oxford, TERENCE PRITTIE is a distinguished foreign correspondent who has been the head of the German Bureau of the MANCHESTER GUARDIAN for a number of years. He also the author of GERMANY DIVIDED:THE LEGACY OF THE NAZY ERA, which just been publithed under the Atlantic-Little, Brown imprint.
CHARLOTTE JACSON, who is the author of seven juveniles, is children’s book editor for the San Francisco CHRONICLE.
The sinking of the BOSTON EVENING THANSCRIPT is a loss which is still lamented in Boston. The paper, which in its percise and independent way had set a singular standard in American journalism, went down with all hands in 1941. But before it sank, those dedicated members of its staff, like CHARLES W. MORTON note the associate editor of the ATLANTIC, suffered through a series of hopes and despairs which Mr, Morton will relate in this and successive issues.
In FLOWERING JUDAS,her first and memorable collection of short stories, and in PALE HORSE, PALE RIDER, KATHERINE ANNE PORTERevoked some beautiful impressions of the Southwest, a region which she knew as a girl and which is very dear to her. To it she returns in this new and exceptional narrative.
On October 18 management and labor reached an agreement which, when ratified by the local unions, will ensure harmony between the longshoremen and the West Coast maritime employers until 1966. WILLIAM GLAZIER,administrative assistant to the national officers of the International Longshoremen’s & Warehousemens Union, here explains the complicated issues which had to be resolved by the new contract.
Dancer, choreographer, and writer, AGNES DE MILLE originated the famous ballets for the Rodgers-Hammerstein musicals, danced the lead in her own colorful RODEO,and is the author of two books describing the resurgence of the dance in America, DANCE TO THE PIPERand ANDPROMENADE HOME. In this paper she addresses herself to a young aspirant who is on the point of entering a professional career of dancing.
A historian of first rank, a defender of our national parks,and a spokesman from the southwest, Bernard De Voto was one of the most pungent critics this country has known, and few knew him better than CATHERINE DRINKER BOWEN. De Vota’s manuscripts and correspondence have recently been acquired by Leland Stanford University, and on this occasion she was asked to make this estimate of De Voto as a historian.
A novelist who lives close to and often writes about Chicago, NELSON ALGREN is best known for his two powerful novels NEVER COME MORNING and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM. Not long ago he had his initial experience as a firstclass passenger on a transatlantic liner, with the following surprising results.
BETTY DUNN has worked as a news reporter in Texas, taught English at Marquette University, and is now a reporter for LIFE magazine in New York.
C. S. JENNISONivrites light verse and prose with equal facility and is a frequent contributor to the ATLANTICand other magazines.
RIXFORD KNIGHT, who is now living at Ayers Cliff, Quebec, has supplied many light essays for Accent on Living.