April 1962

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  • The Baleful Influence of Gambling

    The housewife, the factory worker, and the businessman will tell you that they are against such things as narcotics, bootlegging, prostitution, gang murders, the corruption of public officials and police, and, the bribery of college athletes. And yet this is where their money goes.

  • Jukebox Piracy

    Every radio and television station and network, motion-picture studio, restaurant, bowling alley, skating rink, or dance hall that uses music to contribute to its solvency must obtain a license to play copyrighted works. Every commercial user of music, that is, except jukeboxes

  • The Cost of Vanity

    In 1962, a member of The Atlantic's editorial staff submitted herself to the full treatment of New York's most famous beauty salon. She emerged refreshed and impressed, with this story to tell.

  • Champion Papers

  • Money and Government

    A member of the economics faculty and the Center for International Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, FRANCIS M. BATORserves as a consultant both to government agencies and to private corporations. In 1959 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 1960 his authoritative bookTHE QUESTION OF GOVERNMENT SPENDINGwas published by Harper.

  • My Lousy Adventures With Money

    Playwright and short-story writer who has taken more than one flier into the hazardous production of his own films, WILLIAM SAROYANfirst caught the fancy of a large reading public with his bookTHE DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE.The title has a certain symbolic application to his own ups and downs in finance, and to the philosophy which still keeps him going up.

  • The Real Estate Syndicates: Money in a Hurry

    Public syndication of real estate is a modern development which, in its eleven years of existence, has attracted more than $10 billion from inrestors. CAROLINE BIRD, a New Yorker who graduated from Vassar and received her M.A. at the University of Wisconsin, here describes the operations of the syndicates and warns of their dangers.

  • Golden Armor

  • Science and Industry

  • Money Isn't Everything

    Educated in New Jersey, at Lawrenceville and Princeton, EDWARD T. CHASE is a writer on public affairs and a consultant to private industry and to the government, particularly in the areas of urban planning, transportation, and medical economics. In the article which follows, he discusses the current boom in culture.

  • When Money Was in Flower

  • Art Among the Equities

    SCOTT CORBETT is a native Missourian who is now teaching English at the Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the author of many books and light articles.

  • The Day Money Died

    J. WESLEY SULLIVAN is news editor of the OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, and is a former Niernan Fellow of Harvard University. This is his first appearance in the ATLANTIC.

  • I'm Leery of Firms With Easy Terms

  • The Neurotic's Notebook

  • Touring Britain's Waterways

  • Record Reviews

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • Norway

  • Tourist's Guide to British Money

  • The Rape of the Appalachians

    HARRY M. CAUDILL, a Kentucky legislator from the Cumberland Plateau, speaks out against the savage destruction of the mountain region by the strip miners. He tells how they are ruthlessly gouging away the mountainsides in their search for cheap coal and of the ambiguous role of the TVA in this devastation of America’s natural beauty.

  • Moscow

  • Daphne

  • Katherine Anne Porter: The Making of a Novel

    Novelist and critic whose first novel, THE GRANDMOTHERS, won the Harper Prize of 1927 and commanded the instant liking of readers and reviewers, GLENWAY WESCOTT has been a close friend of Katherine Anne Porter‘s since 1932. Miss Porter’s novel SHIP OF FOOLS is the April selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, and in the appreciation which follows, Mr. Wescott has amplified the critique which he originally prepared for its subscribers.

  • Fireworks

    Born in Leghorn of an Italian father and a Greek mother, MARIO PICCHIhas lived in Rome since 1939. A book of his short stories,NOMA DI GIORNO,teas published in Milan in I960, and he has just completed his first novel.

  • The Same Lady

  • The Grand Jury: Sword and Shield

    As District Judge for the Southern District of New York,JUDGE IRVING R. KAUFMANpresided over several prominent civil and criminal trials, among them the Rosenberg atom-spy case, the Apalachin conspiracy, and the New Rochelle segregation case. Last September, he was elevated to the United Stales Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which includes New York, Connecticut, and Vermont.

  • When Oh, When Ah

  • If I Lived Through It

    AMES ROWE QUENTIN iS a pseudonym for a California writer who says: “Once, when I had to write some autobiography, I said I was an unsuccessful tomato farmer with fire children, and both these statements are correct, though there were only six tomato plants to begin with, and fire of them failed.”

  • Laundry Unlimited

    It took a British colonel to discover that the laundry for five metropolitan hospitals of Boston could be done by one set of machinery at one place and at a great saving to the institutions. The late Colonel A.W. Smith, a graduate of Sandhurst and the author of books and stories published by theATLANTICwas responsible for this achievement. How he succeeded is described byJ. A. MAXTONE GRAHAM,a Scottish writer and farmer, and the son of Jan Struthers.

  • Huntington and Folger: Book Collectors With a Purpose

    Author, editor, and historian, LOUIS B. WRIGHThas been director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington since 1948. Previous to that time, he spent seventeen years at the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery in San Marino, California, first as visiting scholar and then as research professor. From his experience he has drawn a portrait of the founders of these two great cultural institutions.

  • The Hazards of the Stock Market

  • The Unions and Their Wealth

    A. H. RASKINhas been covering major labor-management developments for the New York TIMES for almost thirty years and is now a member of the paper’s editorial board. In World War II he received the Distinguished Service Medal for his contributions to the army’s labor relations program. His journalistic awards include the Sidney Hillman Memorial Award, the George Polk Award, and the Page One Award of the New York Newspaper Guild.

  • Cupidity

  • How Women Spend

    A Bostonian by birth and training, the daughter of the late Charles P. Curtis, SALLY ISELINmarried a well-known New York sculptor and went to live in Manhattan, where she discovered that the women enjoy spending money with no thought of Yankee frugality.

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