April 1965

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  • Metamorphosis

  • Georgia O'Keeffe

    Georgia O’Keeffe, whose work is now in many of the major museums in this country, came to her painting only after a sudden burst of independence had projected her out of her schoolteaching and into a world she made her own. This portrait of her was written by the city editor of the Albuquerque TRIBUNE.

  • Conant's Fight for Better Teaching

    Not since John Dewey has anyone made such, a sustained and provocative survey of American, education as has James Bryant Conant in his book-by-book analyses of our public school system this past decade. To evaluate Dr. Conant’s assessment of the teacher’s training we have called on Merle Borrowman, professor of education and of history, who after a lifetime of teaching in schools and colleges is today chairman of the department of educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin.

  • Telephone Terrorism

    Menacing, bizarre, sometimes ludicrous, telephone terrorism is an underground part of the public life of America” PAT WATTERS, a veteran Atlanta newspaperman now associated with the Southern Regional Council, lakes a close look at the rationale, the motivation, and the ingenuity of the telephone terroristand suggests a few of the ways earlier victims have reduced his effectiveness.

  • First

  • A Honkin' Good Time

    Dogs, whether for the hunting field or Sealyhams, of which she has a famous kennel, have long had a strong hold on ELIZABETH R. CHOATE’S affections, but she has her own attractive way of communicating with most domestic animals, geese and ganders included.

  • The Ring

    On his graduation from Williams College in June of last year, ANDREW SMITH received the Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowship for creative writing, an award which has permitted him to work on a novel and a musical comedy at his home in Southport, Connecticut.

  • Outside Joe Beef's

  • At Ease in Absentia

  • The Hired Help

    WEARE HOLBKOOK is an infrequent but welcome contributor to these pages. He lives in Hartsdale, New York, and is the author of many tight articles.

  • The Kids at School Call Me "Fatty"!

  • The Neurotic's Notebook

  • Early Bird

    SARA WEEKS has worked editorially on books and magazines and is the author of a children’s book, TALES OF A COMMON PIGEON.

  • Thought for the Day

  • Zermatt

  • Canada

  • Ode to Extremities

  • Record Reviews

    John Pritchard conducting Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, with Magda Laszlo and Frances Bible, sopranos; Richard Lewis, tenor; Oralia Dominguez, contralto; Carlo Cava, bass; and others; Angel SBL3644 (stereo) and BL-3644: two records

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • France

  • Cameroun

  • Next in the Atlantic

  • Correction

  • Washington

  • Talk About the Theater

    The most confounding and talked about hit of the Broadway season, TINY ALICE, brings together America’s disturbing young playwright EDWARD ALBEE and England’s great veteran Shakespearian SIR JOHN GIELGUD. Shortly after opening night, Gielgud and Albee sat down in Albee’s New York living room to talk about their new venture and about today’s theater. ATLANTIC staff member R. S. STEWARTwatched and listened for several hours to what emerged as an extraordinarily candid conversation.

  • China Goes It Alone

    Brought up in India, educated at Oxford and Harvard, Mr. MacFarquhar has traveled extensively in Asia and for several years has written books and articles on China and Asian Communism. Living in London, he is editor of the CHINA QUARTERLY and a commentator for the B.B.C.

  • The Kremlin's Difficult Choice

    The leaders in the Kremlin have long been dogged by a fateful, ines capable choice, as Professor Lowenthal makes clear in this penetrating analysis. The author teaches at the Free University in Berlin and this year is serving as Senior Fellow at the Research Institute on Communist Affairs at Columbia University. This article grew out of a talk he delivered at a recent conference of parliamentarians of NATO countries in Paris.

  • Fire in Winter

  • A Note on Man-Animal, Animal-Man, and Animal-Animal Perception

  • Six Viking Ships

    A Radcliffe graduate who worked on the Hartford COURANT before joining the staff of the ATLANTIC, Miss Adams is one of our favorite travelers.Her enjoyment of the Greek Isles and the mainland resulted in two delightful series of articles now published in book form under the title A ROUGH MAP OF GREECE. This is the first of a new sequence depicting her recent return to Scandinavia.

  • Science in the Small School: Green River, Wyoming

    The high school in Green River, Wyoming (population, (6000), has achieved a national reputation for its teaching in science, and the reasons for this proficiency are here explained by Mr. Bernard, superintendent of schools at Green River since 1958, who look his M.S. at Colorado State university and his doctorate in education at the University of Wyoming.

  • Praise

    Of the gifted novelists writing about the divided Union of South Africa, three have made a special appeal to ATLANTICreaders: Man Paton. Dan Jacobson, and Nadine Gordimer. Miss Gordimer is a native Johannesburger whose mastery of the short story is respected throughout the English-speaking world. The following story will appear in her new collection, NOT FOR PUBLICATION,soon to be published by Viking.

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