STAR SPANGLED VIRGINDuBose HeywardFarrar & Rineharf ($2).
Last week DuBose Heyward, who made his literary reputation by sympathetic studies of Negro life in his native South Carolina (Porgy, Mamba's Daughters), did his sympathetic best by the poverty-stricken Negroes of the Virgin Islands.
When the New Deal's relief policies first struck its tropical poorhouse, the results were a lot stranger than on the mainland. Star Spangled Virgin's catchpenny title covers a thinly disguised series of relief case histories.
A one-crop island, St. Croix was hard hit when the bottom fell out of the raw sugar...