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Milestones, Aug. 23, 1954

Born. To Jennifer Jones (real name: Phyllis Isley), 35, doe-eyed, Oscar-winning (The Song of Bernadette) cinemactress, and David O. Selznick, 52, Hollywood...

RADIO: Call Girls on Tape

Many an unprepared radio listener must have wondered one night this week if he had inadvertently tuned in the private wave length of the vice squad. "I have...

POLITICAL NOTES: Men v. Machine in Chicago

Chicago's Democratic machine swept the city primary last week, and porcine (245 Ibs.) Alderman Mathias Bauler, who has fattened for 40-odd years on machine...

SIAM: Garden of Smiles

(See Cover) "Maybe half a million Siamese know who Joe Stalin is," said a high official of the Siamese court. "Fewer can identify Harry Truman. But...

ITALY: From the Slums

To Italian government officials, Danilo Dolci's methods for helping the poor of Sicily have always been embarrassingly direct. Sicilians were hungry, so Social...

Religion: Skyhooks Wanted

"Certainly no people have ever had so much, and enjoyed so little real satisfaction . . . Can it be that our god of production has feet of clay? Does industry...

Radio: London Calling

Two junketing Britons arrived in Manhattan this week to take an intensive look at U.S. radio & TV. As members of Lord Beveridge's ten-man Committee of Enquiry,...

Books: Improper Victorians

THE GIRL WITH THE SWANSDOWN SEAT (263 pp.)—Cyril Pearl—Bobbs-Merrill ($3.95). It seems that more things went on behind Queen Victoria's billowing black...

Medicine: Drugs for Addicts?

U.S. law says that it is a crime to possess narcotics, and by jailing many of the 20,000 addicts arrested in the U.S. each year, it brands them as criminals. But...

Books: For Love or Money

THE WOMAN OF ROME (433 pp.)—Albedo Moravia—Farrar, Sfraus ($3.50). By her own admission, Adriana was "a real beauty" with "firm straight legs, curving hips, a...

LOUISIANA: Old Girl's New Boy

(See Cover) A nation's heartbeat is in its cities. This year, on the lake fronts, at the railheads, in the mountains, on the seaboards, the cities of the...

Medicine: Behavior, After Kinsey

In the 15 weeks since its publication, Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male has risen nearly to the top of the bestseller list. (The...

Religion: Apostles or Apostates?

Despite exhortations from press and pulpit, some 24,000 poverty-pressed young men and women emigrated last year from the Republic of Ireland to prosperous,...

CRIME: It Pays to Organize

(See Cover) In a telephone booth in the lobby of Los Angeles' post office building, a thin, bright-eyed 17-year-old talked excitedly into the phone: "Gee,...

Foreign News: 4,500,000 Criminals

In ancient India, every small potentate had his private army of spies and muscle men. When the Grand Moguls conquered the country in the 16th century, they...

Foreign News: Sex & the Church

In a challenging and plain-spoken document, the Church of England last week called on all Britons to revise their think ing about sexual offenders. A special...

JAPAN: Prostitutes' Union

The ranks of Japan's organized labor received an unexpected reinforcement last week. A prostitutes' union formally announced its organization to the Supreme...

OPINION: Sex or Snake Oil?

Russian-born Pitirim Alexandrovitch Sorokin, professor of sociology at Harvard since 1930, has long viewed with distress the moral laxity of the U.S., his...

Transport: Denver on the Map

Denver, Colo. has had notorious trouble with Indians, dueling, prostitution and the 16-1 ratio of silver and gold. More lasting than any of these has been...

FRANCE: Voice of Conscience

The conscience of the new France was speaking. Militant Mme. Marthe Richard had served her country well as a spy in World Wars I and II. Now, as a...