Books: Pre-War to NRA

WITHIN THIS PRESENT — Margaret Ayer Barnes—Houghton Mifflin ($2.50).

If Publisher Vincent Astor published fiction in Today, his houseorgan of the Roosevelt Administration, he could do worse than print at least the final part of Authoress Barnes's latest novel. It purports to be a study of the social changes which the War brought the U. S., and its peroration should certainly give aid & comfort to the New Dealers. "As I listened to that address [Roosevelt Inaugural] I was wishing I could live forever. Something new is beginning." Actually Within This Present is a...