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FOR 2¢ PLAIN (313 pp.)—Harry Golden—World ($4).

It is an absurd thing to be pelted with matzoth balls, and for some years now, the South's more sensitive segregationists have been feeling absurd. The barrage of wet kosher dumplings comes from an overweight (198½ Ibs.) leprecohen named Harry Golden, who lives in Charlotte, N.C. and publishes an eccentric (no news, all editorials) newspaper called The Carolina Israelite (TIME, April 1, 1957). When he is not waging his blintzkrieg against the racists, Golden may be tweaking some fellow Jews by the short hair of their mink stoles, sentimentalizing about his boyhood in Manhattan's Lower...

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