to have been picked up and returned tonearth in February. I have scanned mynusual sources dihgently for news ofntheir return and some hint of how theynhked it up there, but I have seen nary anword. Why is this being kept from thenAmerican people?n* * *nKudzu in space—and rhesus monkeysnin Florida. The New York Times NewsnService reports that, like walking catfish,nleprous armadillos, giant SouthnAmerican toads, wild parrots, lovenbugs, and retired Canadians, monkeysnhave come to Florida, liked it, andnstayed. Some 300 troublesome specimens,napparently descended fromneight escapees from the set of a 1939nTarzan movie, started attacking citizensnand otherwise making a nuisancenof themselves in the wilds around SilvernSprings.nThe hard-pressed officers of thenFlorida Game .and Freshwater FishnCommission ordered Silver Springs tonA Woman’s Dreamsn”Most women have no Characters atnall,” wrote Alexander Pope: “Good asnwell as ill,AVoman’s at best a Contradictionnstill.” The contradiction ofnwomanhood will perhaps never benfully solved, but it has generally beennconsidered manageable within marriagenand family. Outside of the home,nwomen are . . . well, we’ve made nonprogress since Pope. We’re repelled bynthe defeminized professional womannwho looks and acts like a man; yet, thentoo overtly feminine career womann—even if she’s a bank executive—fitsnonly too well into the image of thenoldest profession of all. It’s no wondernthat even the enlightened George BernardnShaw could say that “a woman’snbusiness is to get married as soon asnpossible.”n381 CHRONICLES OF CULTUREndo something and found themselvesnlabeled “savages” and “Gestaponscumbags” when Silver Springs begannto trap the monkeys and sell them to anPennsylvania medical research supplynhouse. At last word, the trapping hadnstopped, and 140 or so monkeys werenbeing left undisturbed—but no doubtnthere are more by now.n* * *nMonkeys notwithstanding, the Southnhas, for virtually the first time, turnednup on the top of a “quality of life”nsurvey. The Southern states have finishednlast in these things with monotonousnregularity ever since H.L.nMencken put them down {way down)nin his studies of “civilization” in then1920’s.nNow Robert Pierce, a New Yorkngeographer, has asked people to tellnhim what they think is importantnabout a place (researchers fromnMencken on have always decided thatnthemselves). Pierce’s sample of NewnTYPEFACESnHistorically, the great majority ofnAmerican women have devoted theirnlives to marriage and family. As late asnthe 1950’s it used to be said thatnwomen who went to college werenchiefly interested in an MRS. degree.nA survey of women graduating fromnSmith about that time showed thatnmarriage and family were still highernin their priorities than career or personalnindependence. But a look at thenevolution of two of the nation’s mostnpopular magazines for women —nLadies’ Home ]ournal and Cosmopolitan—revealsnthat the ideals ofnmany American women are no longernrooted in domesticity. Whether trainingnfor space flights or hooting it up atnthe local all-male review, today’snwoman has her eyes on the stars—andnlower.nThat Cosmopolitan and Ladies’nHome Journal aim at different seg­nnnYorkers told him that they valued, innorder: economic conditions, climate,nlow crime rates, housing, education,nhealth care, recreation, transportation,nand the arts. Weighting accordingly.nPierce determined that the best Americanncity was Greensboro, followed bynKnoxville, Asheville, Nashville, andnRaleigh. Weighting the factors (rathernthan counting them all equally) reducednthe scores of really big cities andnimproved those of smaller places. NewnYork, for example, was 26th (of 277)nwith an unweighted index, but fell ton156th when the weights were applied.nPerhaps shipping those poor monkeysnto Pennsylvania was a cruel thingnto do. ccn]ohn Shelton Reed will deliver the H.nAllen Smith Memorial Lecture at thenUniversity of Southeastern NorthnCarolina in March. His topic is “SciencenLies When It Says Hogmeat HasnLittle Bugs in It.”nments of the female population is apparentnto anyone who has surveyedntheir covers while waiting in line at thengrocery store checkout stand. There isnthe sexy Cosmo cover girl, wearingnmore makeup than clothing, surroundednby cover copy headliningnarticles on sex, fashion, sex, career,nand more sex. In contrast, the fullyndressed woman on the cover of antypical journal is not a liberated harlot.nIn fact, much of the magazine isndevoted to such unerotic topics asnmicrowave recipes and home decoratingntips.nThe two magazines have alwaysnprojected divergent images, but 25nyears ago both periodicals assumed annessentially family-centered femininenaudience. In the late 50’s and earlyn60’s, both publicahons generally featurednpictures of couples, married couples,non their covers, not just covern