March 1962

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  • Letter to My Four Sons

    On his graduation from Cambridge University, WOLF MANKOWITZbegan his career as a writer. He is the author of several novels: MAKE ME AN OFFER, A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS,and OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE;he directed THE BEGGAR’S OPERAduring its long run in London; and he has written or directed many English films.

  • April Atlantic

  • Some Notes on Food

  • 5 X 3 = 1111

    A graduate of the University of Nebraska, VOLTA TORREY is the author of many magazine articles and is editor of the TKCHNOLOGY REVIEW, alumni publication of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Manners and Morals of the Auction Room

    I ESLIE A. HYAM is president of Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., of New York, where alt sorts of financial records were recently broken at an auction of paintings.

  • Where Does It Say That?

    GURNEY WILLIAMS is editor of cartoons for LOOK and has written several light articles for the ATLANTIC.

  • Richard E. Du Wors

  • Down With Music

    MARJORIE RIDDELL is on the staff of a London newspaper and is the author of many liyht articles and an entertaining book, M IS FOR MOTHER.

  • You Be Admired; I'll Just Be Tired

  • They Shall Have Music

  • Corsica

  • Persianity

  • Japan

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • Angola

  • Village India

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • With the Mongolians in East Qermany

    Nearly forty years ago, NORA WALN, a young Quaker, passed through the battle lines of the warlords on her way to Mongolia, where, at the behest of a Swedish publisher, she wrote her first book, about Frans August Larson, Duke of Mongolia. Subsequently, in China, where she wrote her famous narrative THE HOUSE OF EXILE,and still later, in Hiller’s Germany, where she gathered the source material for REACHING FOR THE STARS, she traveled unafraid. This is the latest of her adventures, carried out after Khrushchev had built the Wall.

  • The Hesitant Senate

    When JOSEPH S. CLARK was elected mayor of Philadelphia in 1952, he became the first Democrat in sixty-seven years to hold that office. Previously he had served as city controller of Philadelphia, and he teas active in the Committee of Seventy, which cleaned up corruption in that city. In 1956 he was elected to his first term in the Senate, where he is one of the most forthright and vigorous liberals.

  • If I Were Prime Minister

    A full-blooded Zulu and an African aristocrat, ALBERT JOHN LUTHULIwas educated in the Umvoti Mission schools on the coast of Natal, near Durban. In 1936, when he was a teacher at Adam’s Mission Station College, he was elected Chief of his people, and he was plunged right into South African politics, He gave up his chieftainship under government pressure in 1952, but he has never ceased to work for the rights of Africans. Last December, he was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize for Peace.

  • The Rescue

  • Out With the Old

    Author of the widely acclaimed first novel REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, RICHARDYATES appeared in the ATLANTIC in 1953, when he won the top prize for his Atlantic “First" “Jody Rolled the Bones.” The story which follows is from his new hook, ELEVEN KINDS OF LONELINESS, to he published this month under the Atlantic-Little, Brown imprint.

  • Salt From the Sea

    A native of Massachusetts, JOHN MARTIN took his A.B. in French at Yale University and spent one of his undergraduate years studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. Since graduation in 1958 he has lived mainly in Greece and has recently completed a novel.

  • The Derelicts of Skid Row

    A graduate of the public schools and of the College of the City of New York who look his law degree at Harvard in 1934, JOHN M. MUBTAGHserved as chief magistrate to the city of New York from 1950 to 1900, when he was appointed chief justice of the Court of Special Sessions.I first became concerned with the Bowery and its habitues in 1950, shortly after my appointment as chief magistrate,” he tells us.

  • Three-Mile Portage

    Editor in chief of Houghton Mifflin, PAUL BROOKSis a rugged canoeist whose holidays are spent exploring the remote areas of wilderness in North America. In earlier ATLANTIC articles he has described the Quetico-Superior canoe country, the Great Smoky Mountains, and Isle Royale. He here lakes us to Algonquin Park.

  • Sonata

  • Death and Forever: Some Fears of War and Peace

    Does the individual ,as he soberly and thoughtfully discusses the likelihood of a nuclear war ,lose his sense of reality and his ability to envision his own death in such a war? DR. SANFORD GIFFORD, whose article deals with this question, is engaged in psyehophysiological research at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and teaches psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School.

  • Good Girl

  • Ordeal of a Ship

    FARLEY MOWAT is a Canadian who likes to track down true stories. His books deal with life in the Arctic, the inland Eskimos, the sea and salvage work, dogs, owls, and an infantry regiment. The following narrative is drawn from his ninth book, THE SERPENT’S COIL, to be published in May by Atlantic-Little, Brown.

  • The Atlantic Extra

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