MotherJones | Table of Contents for February 1, 1977 issue





February/March 1977 Mother Jones

COVER STORY


THE MAN WHO STANDS UP TO AGRIBUSINESS
by Eric Mankin
Meet the feisty 70 year old driving California’s corporate farm lords up the wall.




FEATURES

TALKING TO MYSELF
by Studs Terkel
At last, America’s leading interviewer points his microphone at himself. Among the subjects of his “oral memoir”: times with Bernadette Devlin, Mahalia Jackson and Martin Luther King, and the joys of being a Chicago radio gangster in the ’30s.

DNA
by Jeremy Rifkin
Forget the other articles you’ve read on the dangers of recombinant-DNA research. This investigative story has the most disturbing news yet.

MR. HAYAKAWA GOES TO WASHINGTON
by Eric Solomon
A briefing on the Senate’s new manic-repressive.

AVERAGE CATS
by Richard Stine
Drawings for ailurophiles only.

BEHIND THE BATTLE LINES IN MEXICO
by Robert Houston
Correspondent Houston slips into squatters’ camps and goes up in a landowner’s airplane as he covers both sides of Mexico’s resurgent and explosive class war.

THE WORLD OF THE SECRETARY
by Ingrid Bengis
“The conversations had an almost furtive quality. They were an attempt to prove within that icy milieu that we all had lives and feelings, thoughts and ambitions, that we were not finally just typing machines.” A look back at several months on the job. Plus: secretaries try to unionize at one of Washington’s top law firms.



FRONTLINES

NEWS
A censored “Doonesbury”; solar power—from the sea; Groucho’s secret; James St. Clair and the Indians.



COLUMNS

BUT DID THEY REALLY WANT TO WIN?
by John W. Gofman
No, says an angry environmentalist, analyzing why anti-nuclear activists suffered crushing defeats in the last election.

WHY PRICES GO UP WHEN JOBS GO DOWN
by David Olsen and Richard Parker

THE HEART OF THE HEART
by Hugh Drummond, M.D.
Why jogging on busy streets is worse than not jogging at all. A new medical column.



THE ARTS

ALTMAN HAS A DREAM—AND FILMS IT
by Karen Stabiner
Mother Jones‘ film critic visits Robert Altman on location as he makes his new movie. Neither he nor the actors really know what it’s about.

WHY DO THEY GO APE OVER HEAVY METAL?
by Rory O’Connor
They sound like an auto assembly line, but Aerosmith is the hottest new rock group around. O’Connor risks ear damage and talks to some fans to find out why.