Cities: The Menchildren Speak

In the first two weeks of investigating the plight of the nation's cities, Abe Ribicoff's Senate subcommittee dwelled mostly on the statistics of the problem, demanding answers and offering aggressive criticism. Last week it was the com mittee's turn to sit back and listen— and what it heard from a parade of witnesses was the chilling flesh-and-blood story of what life can be like in the ghetto slums of large U.S. cities. The Senators got an uncomfortable view of places where people have to hustle for pocket money and a moment's pleasure, where honesty's reward is hunger, and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!