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Miscellany, Jul. 28, 1947

No Harm in Trying. In Jonesboro, Ark., Jailbreaker Paul Hutsell was promptly put back in the clink when he walked into the police station, applied for a job on...

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...

Science: Trapaeolum majus Burpeeii

The Golden Gleam appeared in the U. S. in 1932. Neither a fancy cocktail nor a crack train, the Golden Gleam, a product of Mexico, was a double nasturtium,...

Sport: That's Baseball

Affectionately called "Ding Ding" by his cronies because he was once a trolley-car conductor, Charles Leo ("Gabby") Hartnett has been the most popular player...

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...

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...

Science: Spider Man

Yale students last week solemnly bade Godspeed to a professor, poet, zoologist, historian, philosopher and the world's foremost authority on spiders. This...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Letters, Oct. 18, 1937

Too Late Sirs: Your comment on "Rogers' Reaper" in TIME, Sept. 27, recalls a gruesome but effective window which we recently installed in our headquarters...

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,...

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...

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...

Books: Non-Fiction

Mother of Continents Some time ago, perhaps 15 million years, there were watery depressions in the enormous slab of territory that is now called...