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Art: Slav Epic

In Czechoslovakia there has just been completed The Epic of Slavic History, a series of 20 paintings so enormous that Alfons Mucha, the artist, has been as...

Sport: Red Lefthander

When Leland Stanford ("Larry") MacPhail was hired to run the Brooklyn Dodgers last winter, the baseball world, with good reason, expected him to pull rabbits...

Education: Tips for Tots

We like the food that Mommy bakes, The meat and vegetables that she makes; We don't eat fast, we don't eat slow, We eat the food that makes us grow. . . . We...

Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 21, 1940

Christmas in July (Paramount), previously titled Cup of Coffee and Ants in Their Pants, is the cinema success about poor people in Manhattan which, after so...

THE CONGRESS: Last of the 70th

The country's biennial anachronism, another "lame duck" Congress, prepared to sit in Washington. In the Senate, the anachronism was particularly visible...

Books: STUDY IN DISINTEGRATION

A THOUSAND SHALL FALL—Hans Habe —Harcourf Brace ($3). As human and real as a nightmare is this first-hand account of the Fall of France by a soldier of the...

Science: Milk v. Magnificence

The 600,000 U. S. dairy farms carry on an industry whose annual output is almost equal in value to that of petroleum and runs automobiles a close race. Its...

Foreign News: Sailors & Fairy Belles

Officers on watch in the British Navy wear brown kid gloves turned down at the wrist. There were hours last week when officers of the Atlantic Fleet...

Books: Road to Nowhere

MAN HUNTING IN THE JUNGLE—G. M. Dyott—Bobbs Merrill ($5). Why is an explorer? They give various excuses for their wanderings. When Explorer P. H. Fawcett,...

Science: The Termites Are Winning

U.S. scientists last week admitted that one war is being lost-this year the 58 U.S. varieties of termites, frail, pale, ¼-inch-long insects, will destroy some...

Science: Hot Noses

The sense least understood (not counting humor) is the sense of smell. Its subtleties baffle scientists and enrich perfume compounders. Last week Yale's Drs...

Foreign News: Chungking Prepares for Summer

''The [Chinese] people's modes of living are becoming more complicated, more disorderly and with fewer standards than ever before," said Dean Chen Kuo-fu of...

The Press: Howland

Every state in the Union has a specialty, a featured output or possession, which is the twig upon which that bright bird, sectional pride, may sit to preen its...

Letters, Aug. 21, 1944

"¿ Ya leyó TIME?" Sirs: In the name of our countrymen, we want to express our deep appreciation for letting the American people and the liberty-loving world...

National Affairs: Aaron's Difficulties

Twenty-one years ago this week Woodrow Wilson signed the resolution of Congress declaring that a State of War had been "thrust upon the United States'' by the...

Tactless Talk

With the subtlety of a punch in the nose and with no sense of public relations at all, spare, terrier-like Rear Admiral Emory Scott Land, Chairman of the...

Art: Florentine Revival

Sometime around 1500 a queer Florentine named Piero, of whom it is recorded that he hated the amenities and liked anything wild, was commissioned to paint a...

Books: Gloomy Debate

FAITH, REASON AND CIVILIZATION — Harold J. Laski— Viking ($2.50). OMNIPOTENT GOVERNMENT, THE RISE OF THE TOTAL STATE AND TOTAL WAR — Ludwig von Mises — Yale...

Religion: Solitary

Roman travelers in the century after Christ would return to Rome with stories of naked hermits met in far, desert places, whose repeated word was the strange...