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THE NATIONS: The Speech

People were beginning to call Henry Wallace's remarkable performance The Speech, in much the same way that they had called the atom bomb The Bomb. And, in its...

DISASTERS: Rescue in the Fog

At 5:05 o'clock in the afternoon, the Naval Radio Station at San Francisco received a short, fearful message from the 11,000-ton U.S. Naval hospital ship...

Canada: WEATHER: June in January

From deep in the central U.S. a puckish zephyr danced northward, trailing an unseasonable perfume of spring across the central and maritime provinces...

Books: Scrawk!

THE EGG AND I—Beffy MacDonald—Lippincott ($2.75). That loud literary cackle last week was not only Betty MacDonald's, whose The Egg and I is leading U.S...

Books: Pioneer Pathologist

THE RELUCTANT SURGEON (359 pp.)—John Kobler—Doubleday ($4.95). The 18th century's greatest physician looked and acted like some crazed quack in a horror movie. A...

Science: Insect Masquerade

Naturalists have noticed for at least a century that insects have a way of mimicking each other. Butterflies of two species not closely related often show...

Books: Unpeaceful Coexistence

RUSSIA AND THE WEST UNDER LENIN AND STALIN (41 I pp.)—George F. Kennan—Atlantic-Little, Brown ($5.75). On one of the early shaky days of the Bolshevik regime,...

Miscellany, Jul. 28, 1958

Civil Libertines. In Seoul, Korea, Vice Minister of Education Kim Sun Ki ordered all high-school teachers to give up their concubines. Reel McCoy. Near Hyannis,...

THE CAPITAL: Widow from Oklahoma

Last week, in a richly furnished room overlooking the lights of Washington, the Vice President of the United States danced a little solo to the strains of an...

Miscellany, May 14, 1945

On the Town. In Boston, police were left holding a bag, forgotten in a taxi by four sailors. Its contents: one dozen pickles, a jar of olives, a box of crackers,...

Science: Mithridates, He Died Old

Does DDT upset the balance of nature? Yes, but that's nothing to be alarmed about, says one of Britain's foremost authorities on insect physiology. The...

Letters, Oct. 28, 1946

Bubble-Ho, Pretty Boy Sirs: It was with great delight that I viewed myself in People (TIME, Oct. 7). However, just so my many acquaintances in show business...

Sport: Watch Out, LeRoy!

Citation, the wonder horse, was rarin' to go, but his rider wasn't. Both were getting daily diathermy treatments; the horse for an old hip injury and Jockey...

Theater: New Play on Broadway: Feb. 10, 1961

Midgie Purvis (by Mary Chase) presents Tallulah Bankhead as an oddball society matron who masquerades as a very old lady. Young-hearted Midgie Purvis has long...

Business: Worms

On the Southern coast of Maine between Portland and Penobscot Bay, scores of tidal inlets snake from the sea between mud-flat peninsulas, crab-haunted and...

Miscellany, Jul. 5, 1943

Scapegoats. In Rome, an announcer broadcast that the British had taken the Mediterranean isle of Linosa after fiercely defending goats fell asleep, had their...

CALIFORNIA: Five Days

As the sun came up, as consciousness and pain returned, he tried to rise. He saw that he was trapped. He was lying on his back at the bottom of a rocky...

Letters, Sep. 12, 1949

Deep Freeze Sir: I have just finished reading "The Deep Freeze Set" [TIME, Aug. 22]. I wonder how our forefathers would have reacted to such philandering of the...

Science: Frustrated Petunias

From a plant's point of view, its flowers are only a means to an end. Their purpose is to attract pollen-carrying insects. Once the ovules are fertilized, the...