Saturday Evening Post September 10, 1966
COVER: The Assassin: Beginning the deadly manhunt to trap a soviet agent. Cover by MITCHELL HOOKS.
Let the dying die (Speaking Out) ... Paul Moor.
Vietnam: great miscalculation? (Affairs of State) ... Stewart Alsop.
My son the outfielder (The Human Comedy) ... Marvin Kitman.
California tax scandal: 'When I looked in those files, my eyes popped' ... James Phelan.
A dream as big as a mountain ... Harry Jones.
The trials of Candy and Mel (Conclusion) ... Lewis H. Lapham.
Divorce clinic: 'Help me, I'm alone' (The SOS program) ... Bill Davidson.
MICKEY MANTLE: troubled time for a wounded hero ... Bil Gilbert.
The black man leading a G.O.P march on Washington (Edward Brooke) ... John Skow.
The assassin (Part I) ... Derek Marlowe. Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks.
Rose white and rose red ... Rona Jaffe. Illustrated by Mark English.
DEPARTMENTS: Letters; Hazel; America, America; Editorial; Post scripts.
ABOUT THIS ISSUE: DEREK MARLOWE, the 28-year-old Londoner whose spy thriller begins in this issue, has had a rather unorthodox career. After being expelled from college, he became an actor ("another way of saying I became a bum"), cleaned apartments and did "bits of writing." He was in Berlin when he read John Le Carré's popular novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. Marlowe had just finished a play which was getting nowhere, and Le Carré's success gave him the idea of turning his play into a novel. A best seller in England, it is being made into a film for Columbia.... In the months that JAMES PHELAN worked on his tax-scandal story he attended two trials, read 3,500 pages of grand-jury testimony, and pored over so many laws, statutes and regulations that he is thinking of hanging up his shingle as a tax assessor if he ever tires of writing. . . . A modern-language teacher at a high school in Aberdeen, S. Dak., HARRY JONES writes about sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. "I admire him greatly as an artist and as a person," Jones says, "and I wouldn't live next door to him for any price."