Pg… 22 The Mood Back Home: Five LIFE Writers Return to Their Native Towns to Find Out How America Feels Right Now. By Thomas Thompson, Donald Jackson, Jane Howard, Paul O'Neil and Loudon Wainwright. Photographed by Burk Uzzle
Pg… 34 War Flares in Jordan
Pg… 37 Martha Mitchell: The Attorney General's Wife is Talkative as Ever but Life in the Capital is Wearing on Her. Photographed by Harry Benson
Pg… 42 Rump–Bumping on the Apple River: The Last Rides of the Summer
Pg… 48 Safe but Stranded: A 747 Makes an Emergency Landing in Bangor
Pg… 50 Yossarian in Connecticut: "Catch–22" Star Alan Arkin. By Barry Farrell
Pg… 62 Going Ape: Saturday Morning TV
Pg… 68 What Doctors Think of Their Patients: PARTING SHOTS Polls the Medical Profession. Drawings by Chas B Slackman
Pg… 2 Departments: The Presidency: The Exhilaration of Crisis. By Hugh Sidey
Pg… 4 Departments: Gallery: Devastated Landscapes in Hawaii by Jack Ward
Pg… 6–14 Departments: Reviews: Richard Schickel Reviews the Film "Performance"
Pg… 6–14 Departments: Reviews: Len Deighton's New Novel is Reviewed by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Pg… 6–14 Departments: Reviews: Music Critic Albert Goldman Weighs Nina Simone
Pg… 6–14 Departments: Reviews: Jack Newcombe Writes About the Annual Game of Football Forecasting
Pg… 21 Departments: Letters to the Editors
Pg… 67 Departments: Special Report: The Mad Motorcyclist of Naples. By Dora James Hamblin