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Poetry — From the April 1958 issue

Return of the native (Donegal, April 1957)

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Go slow on fluoridation!

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Starting from Manhattan

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Tortillas, beans, and bananas

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Memorandum to a tired bureaucrat

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Bread, and the stuff we eat

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J. Harold Smith and the dogs of sin

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The thin rats bury the fat rats

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The voice in the sand

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Night hawks over Bronxville

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Phosphorus

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Bottleneck of the world’s hunger

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Aside to posterity

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All the food that’s fit to eat

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Total defense and public health

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The importance of nutrition in the present crisis

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The evolution of an artist colony

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The impending radio war

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The lion’s mouth — From the June 1931 issue

I’m an animal, too

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