In a moving challenge to all Americans who foment
prejudice and back legislation against the foreign-born, Pearl Buck,
long an alien in foreign lands, and recently returned a stranger
to her own country, brings personal observation and the wisdom of
the long view to her picture of America, as it is, and as it is
bound to be.
by Pearl S. Buck
We are all immigrantsin the long view that Miss Buck expresses
in our leading article this month. And so we present one of the
outstanding public monuments in the United States, Maurice Sterne's
memorial for Worcester, Mass., to the settlers of New England, as
it looks from the rear: to give a sense of a procession of America's
discoverers and settlers in which weforeign-born and native
offspringmarch after these earlier men and women. Mr. Sterne,
who is a distinguished painter as well as sculptor, came to this
country from Russia as a boy of twelve.