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F13 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 17, 1968 Savants' View Of Poverty War Clubs Sponsor Bronze, Silver Campaign Medals Book Reviews white fears that Negro benefits would come at the cost of white children." There are especially interesting chapters on the sociology of the poor (the authors don't believe in a poverty "culture"); on mental health, and on education for the disadvantaged, which Includes the description of some remark- able new technlques. Everywhere, particularly in social services, they emphasize the need for drawing the poor into participation. Miller and Riessman try to deal with every issue and advance concrete proposals for every problem. Sometimes they seem a bit cavalier about middle-class values. For instance, useful as their proposed "second-chance uni wrong road. Integration to date, Miller and Rlessman assert, has produced good results, but fulf Integration can succeed only if -all children, black and white, are demonstrably the gainers. "The old Negro-Liberal alliance failed in Its efforts to build large-scale Integrated education," they comment, "because it failed to convert the moral imperative into practical education gains for all. Instead, it permitted desegregation to develop under adverse conditions, feeding MONEY CUPS by Mort Reed fimmMm mm fmBiB IliSfllllii rcT w xx w -j cy Their main point is that the gears have to mesh; neither money nor good will alone, nor programs in isolation, however inventive, will suffice. As an example of thetelaied ap- proach they cite the Headstart program which can accomplish little, they argue, unless the whole school system is Improved. The authors stress their conviction that school integration remains essential for such upgrading, and that civil right activists who now push for a form of separatism are on the PAMELA MASON V v. . r James Mason s Ex-Wife On Marriage, Divorce "SOCIAL CLASS AND SOCIAL POLICY," by S. M. Miller and Frank R less man. (Basic Books. $7.95). The "war on poverty" was launched in 1964 with a roll of drums and a blizzard of publicity. It has turned out to be a preliminary battle only. Poverty has not been vanquished. Tangled up with racial problems, a rising ldeo- logical militancy and a variety of metropolitan disasters, the poverty question likely will shape America's political struggles for years to come. This volume analyzes the social circumstances and advanced proposals for more decisive campaigns, from the viewpoint of two noted sociologists who bring to the subject much professional thought and personal conviction. They are egalitarian and liberal. Conservatives will find much to quarrel with. But the Miller-Rlessman argument deserves attentive hearing, for at the very least it illumines the tremendous complexities of an issue that will not steal away. To eradicate that "other America" will require a costly, many-sided revolution. But the authors differ from the prophets of the New Left and such radical organizers as Saul Alinsky in their belief that it can be accomplished within the system. And despite some sympathy for their protests, the authors criticize the New Left activists for Insisting that all establishment policies are iniquitous and for a "vague socialism" which Rlessman and Miller find "is not particularly attuned to new developments in American society." Any significant Inroads Into poverty, the authors hold, entail a simultaneous attack on jobs, housing, education, health and welfare services. They argue for a guaranteed minimum Income for the poor, but most of all for an expansion of the job market and educational and training preparation for I selling proof coins. This dealer Is buying at a price and selling at a price. He apparently Is buying sets and converting them Into rolls. You can do exactly the same thing if you care to invest in original proof sets and take the time to advertise as he does. Miss KMMc, Wichita Falls, Tex: Don't send anybody money for anything unless you know what you are buying and from whom you are buying it. In either event, do not send cash. This Is asking for trouble. Spend a few cents more and obtain a cashier's check or U.S. money order. You'll be money ahead. Frank Sinatra's Personality Doesn't Inspire Neutrality "MARRIAGE IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARD DIVORCE," by Pamela Mason (Eriksson, $5) As the title may hint, the author does not think marriage is the happiest state. At times Mrs. Mason, former wife of movie and television actor James Mason, is serious about the subject, but more often there is an underlying feeing that she is having lots of fun in writing this book. As a matter of fact, she gives the reader lots of fun. trait painted in oils, but a black-and-white drawing of a remarkable man and his world." Shaw follows Sinatra, song by song, movie by movie and marriage by marriage, up the years from the skinny kid who made the bobbysoxers swoon during World War II to today's wealthy, powerful "chairman of the board." Sinatra's personality does not Inspire neutrality. The people who know him tend either to like him or to hate him. Shaw, whose personal contacts with Sinatra do not seem to have been extensive, belongs In the first category. I would like to know what Now York medallist Patrick Whitaker was thinking when he sculptured these medals. He surely didn't show any favoritism in the finished work. Both medals are well done in high bas relief, which makes them really something to look at. The Nixon-Agnew medal is sponsored by the New York Young Republicans Club, of which Mr. Nixon is a member, and the Humphrey-Muskie medal Is sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club. Funds raised from the sale of these medals will help finance 18 election campaign activities in and around the New York area. F.ach medal measures l'2 inches in diameter and both are available in pure silver .m fine at $12 each or in bronze at $.5 each. Interested readers may like lo write The American Commemorative Corp., P.O. Box ITS, General Post Office, Bronx, N.Y . 10451. The address of the New York Young Republican Club is Room 1234, .'!42 Madison Ave., New York. N.Y. 10017. The John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club is listed as M0!j Kd. L. Grant Highway, Bronx, N.Y. 10152. As I understand it, these medals are on hand and ready for immediate shipment. There are plenty of bronze pieces but the pure silver medals are serially numbered and In a limited edition. Mrs. MRS, Sharon Springs, Kan: The United States is divided Into 12 Federal Reserve Districts, in each there Is one Federal Reserve Bank. Altogether the 12 banks have 24 branches. Each district is designated by a number and the corresponding letter of the alphabet. The districts, the cities in which the 12 banks are located and the letter symbols are: 1 Boston A; 2 New York B; .1 Philadelphia C; 4 Cleveland D, 5 Richmond E; 6 Atlanla F; 7 Chicago G; 8 St. Louis H; 9 Minneapolis I; 10 Kansas City J: 11 Dallas K; 12 San Francbco L. These numbers and their corresponding letters do not affect the value of a piece of paper currency unless there other factors involved. I would have answered your letter privately but so many readers have written to inquire about the significance of the letter K on the Dallas bank notes. It has absolutely no connection with the assassination of the late President Kennedy. Mrs. AOL, Marion, Ind: Taking the last of your three questions first. The Feucht- CHARLES L. ALLEN'S new book is a NOW book Lilt More Abundant i a practical guide to fulfillment through faith , , . in today's world. One of America's most popular inspirational writers, Dr. Allen here sets clear guideposts to the paths that lead to a more abundant life. A richly rewarding bouk to read, and to give! J3.50 Singer Mixture Rich, Mystical versity" for dropouts and disadvantaged may be, what ef-. fects would it have on established educational processes?' Somewhat ominously, the authors suggest that liberal arts programs will have to be res-; studied. Could second-chancers attenuate general academic purposes? jorjnai mauiTv louia ine employment of poor people as! "non-professional aides," on-the scale they envisage, dilute, the very professionalism-needed for effective programs? A number of similar doubts will occur to most readers, but on the whole the Miller-Riess-. man work is a stimulating, contribution In a field where' fresh thinking is badlv needed. R.J.CAPPON exciting years (or sometimes only months or weeks) do flv by." She says further, "Often lov- ?ia nac quail.'!;. uui iui lilt. pleasure of making up." f. In a serious moment she;, writes that the "good wife, the ideal wife, obviously finds enough to do within her mar- riage, taking care of home and,; children and a man, to make it- a full-time occupation and a worthwile one." In another serious moment she says about the good mar-. riage, "If she has a good friend in a husband and can be a good friend to him, she prob ably has the best companionship life can offer." Then she adds, "I think that' romance, much as I love It, is probably a very false step in' the direction of starting a long time friendship." In summary, the book is nnahlv anH pntprtainlnp anrt at times instructive. Hi WHITE ( Current Best Sellers (Compiled by Publitheri' Weekly) FICTION , Maclnnes "Airport," Hailey "Preserve and Protect," "im senator," Pearson "Couples," Updike the finest 75 FINANCING (305) 732-2442 MIC ; She has a tendency to stress the odd cases in marriage as her first chapter, "Marriage Is for Nuts and Bolts," Indicates. But It Is at points hilarious. Other chapter titles show her attitude, such as "Marriage is for Young and Old," in which she asserts that It Is a happy state when an old man marries a young girl, and an older woman marries a young man. Take "Marriage is a Bedlam." In this chapter she says, "And let's face it, those first That Is not to say that he tries to conceal the over-reactions sometimes produced by Sinatra's hairtrigger temper and his burning Impatience, but he does give his subject the full benefit of any doubt there could possibly be. Shaw is a pop-music professional, a former publishing-company executive with a couple of composing credits who has written and lectured extensively about Jazz and popular music. His previous works include a novel, "The Money Song," and "Belafonte: Aa unauthorized Biography." DOUG ANDERSON $on 7nn TO f wanger cent dated 1837 was a product of Dr, Lewis Feucht-wanger and his efforts to convince Congress that U.S. coinage should be minted in German silver a composition of nickel, copper and zinc. The good doctor made a few one-cent pieces and a few three-cent pieces of this particular rnetal. The "Guide Book of United Slates Coins" lists this cent at $6 in fine condition and $18 in extra fine. Now for your first ques'ion. Hang on lo your silver coins as long as you like. The best market today Is 15 per cent over face and there Is no Indication it will drop. You can't lose. As for the value of a red-seal $5 bill. There is more than the seal that determines its value. Get a copy of William Don-Ion's book, "A Catalog of United States Small Size Money." It retails for $1 and you mav order direct from him at Boxl44,Utlca, N.Y. Mr. FFL, Cincinnati, Ohio: I note the ad you sent me from Coin World and question the advisability of purchasing these coins as proofs. If they are proofs, they will most certainly be anything but by the time they reach their destination. Secondly, you seem disturbed over someone having an opportunity to buy that you did not. This is not possible. It Is absolutely Impossible for the mint to show preference In -3 i yr jzzz Qe egeici fir? "SINATRA: Twentieth Century Romantic," by Arnold Shaw. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. $5.95) Frank Sinatra is an entertainment phenomenon, a towering talent both as a singer and actor. He has left some pretty Impressive footprints in the sands of the past 25 years. This Is an exhaustive report on what the author describes as the "public man." "It Is not a couch or a keyhole probe, but an analysis of a unique show business career, viewed In the context of the popular arts of our time," he says. "It Is neither an etching limned In acid nor a por 75 SOLD ' '3i V. X a a & ...Mta'iM ft .j rnr i,;v:. K " m rjf 1 is..' .-;-- ; . . : I :..J. -Lmm NiJlV ' :-'S .1 Enjoy a your shopping MM zm sglli 3& ' J$sV- -Crr r'- t 0 mil. MirMrYT , L "The Seance and other stories," by Isaac Bashevis Singer. (Farrar, Straus and Gi-roux. $5.95.) ((.') N.Y. Tim Srmrn Service It has been frequently remarked that L.B. Singer is a teller of tales. "Let me tell you a story," "Listen to what happened" and similar phrases dot the text. And many of the elements are closer to ancient fable, folk tale or fairy story than to the modern well-made, slightly nuanced short story. The brew, however, is of Singer's own devising. It combines a rich and real past with mystical and occult states, the spiritual and the sexual, the grotesque and the mundane, the supernatural and the most ordinary. There Is nothing unbelleve-able in Singer. "Modern man was as fanatic in his nonbelief as ancient man had been In his faith," a character says in one of the stories in t his new collection. The mysterious is the extension of reality Into another realm. The inexplicable may also be the comprehensible. Sinner does not apologize or defend the mysterious. It is enough that his people experience It. But the details and the course of these tales are not enough. They always mean something more, even If the precise meaning Is elusive. Singer starts less with character or even situations than with a point of view. He Is really a maker of parables. The most earthly story was a heavenly point. That Is why .mf. wit : 1 1 tit f I CONDOMINIUM APARTMENTS . a a . rWi-' .m i lias i i a. . waw war m- t 'J i. HAL5EY& GRIHITH 3i: I) All HA VU.ST I'AI.M HF.ACII 838 MUM ill.AkK M.I. I.AkK I'AKK ). LAKK AVE., I.AKK, WOHIII HOCA RATON & KT. I'IKIICK .1. e - m,m , -1 mw 1 even the slimmest of his sketches suggests something larger than itself and the best of the tales (both kinds are Included) have such powers of suggestion that the reader stops to think back on what he has read or returns to catch a phrase or passage he had slighted in passing. It's a game in a way and I think that in that sense Singer Is among the most playful of contemporary novelists. What prevents this quality from becoming tedious or mannered is the recognizable reality he brings to his fiction and the literary inventiveness that is always ready to supply an aphorism, a learned aside, a though worth pondering. In "Getsel the Monkey," a man who has acquired wealth decides to ape in every way the style and appearance of one of the men whose assurance, wealthy ways and obvious superiority have made him a heroic figure In town. Getsel's shameless behavior makes him the laughing stock of the area. But eventually the other man goes bankrupt and Getsel Is able to buy up and keep all that had once belonged to his Idol, Including his wife. But with Singer the story doesn't stop there. For the process that drove Getsel to imitate the other man doesn't stop either why should it? and soon Getsel begins to do precisely those things that brought his model to disaster. It Is a situation the old Greeks would have recognized. The qualities that make a man successful may also be the flaw that brings him down. It Is not coincidental that the word the Greeks used for flaw, "hamartla" also carries a meaning of sin. The stories vary In locale and substance. A lecturer who goes to Montreal to speak on the optimistic future of Yiddish Is forced to contend with the misery of the past. The lecture never does get delivered. In heaven, a number of spirits are waiting new bodies to slip into, but the forms they take are never quite right. The parallel Ideas on earth, though they promise Utopia, never quite take the right shape either. Two stories dealing with the killing of animals reflect Singer's vegetarianism. And "The Dead Fiddler" Is a ghost story Involving two dybbuks that has. If you can apply the word a logical ending. The translations are bv various people. Including the author. Singer thinks enough of his position as a writer in English to supervise all the translations, whether he works on them or not. They all read effortlessly, although those by Mirra Ginsburg seemed slightly superior. Running through her English versions I could hear the Idiomatic racing of the original Yiddish. 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