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“I once lost a pregnant Indian who was wearing a red blanket and a feather in her hair, in Macy’s. She just evaporated. A two-hundred-pound Indian.” A true detective story, as told by one of a dying breed to a young reporter who wondered what the real-life counterparts of Philip Marlowe are doing these days.
It happened sixty-odd years ago: a benefit game for the widow of a Cleveland pitcher whose name is seldom heard today. But the memory of Addie Joss brought together most of baseball’s early and legendary heroes.
Physical education as taught in thousands of American public schools is all too often demoralizing and counterproductive. An author-teacher-physical culturist outlines a radical alternative to the old-time gym class and competitive athletics.
Many independent colleges and universities will have to shut down unless new sources of funding are found. This problem, argued Boston University President John Silber in the May Atlantic, is related to the rapid growth of statesupported university systems, generously financed by tax dollars and duplicating, on occasion, facilities and programs already available at the independent schools. What follows is a sampling of the many responses to President Silber’s article — most of them edited for reasons of space and variety.
Though aspects of Edinburgh seem changeless, the great Scottish city has moved forcefully and for the most part engagingly into the 1970s. Orderly and stable in a world racked by uncertainty and urban ills, the city is becoming for some Americans a beguiling alternative as a place in which to work and live. An expert traveler and city-watcher tells why.