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Air Today, Gone Tomorrow

Feb 1, 1973 By The Customer's Man

THEY DID IT TO ME again. Yesterday I bought my number one customer 500 shares of Continental Airlines at 231/4. The Dow-Jones was crossing 1,000, the airlines were strong and it looked like a good trade. Today the New York Stock Exchange delayed the opening of Continental Airlines due to…

Briar Patch

Feb 1, 1973 By Felicia Coates, Harriet Howle, William Broyles, Dave McNeely and Bill Brammer

HARD-SCRABBLE NOTES 1. The Once & Future Larry King A FEW YEARS AGO, IN a brief but characteristic moment of reflection, Larry King attempted a survey of all that he had mastered, and he was not greatly reassured. “Success and I are strangers,” he said. “Failure and I are such…

Pack Up, Weekend Wanderers

Feb 1, 1973 By Richard West

ONCE UPON A TIME VACATIONS were like Christmas. Vacation was the once-a-year, eagerly awaited catharsis, the big pay-off for 50 weeks of bringing in the bread. Trouble was that after two weeks on the road with the family, two dogs and grape jelly smeared on the windows, you returned home…

Touts

Feb 1, 1973 By Gregory Curtis, Thorne Dreyer, Pat Reed and rosemarycatacolos

THE EARTH MOVED If an elderly gentleman approaches you in a bar and offers to bet the price of an evening’s drink that there is a connection between the surface temperature of Venus and Noah’s ark, you might be inclined to make the wager. But do not bet, my child,…

Dallas Theater Center: Edifice Complex

Feb 1, 1973 By margozelie

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HAD BRAGGED about his monument, “The Theater Center will mark the spot where Dallas once stood.” I had lived in Dallas for well over a month when I began to doubt the Center’s existence. Surely as I turned some new corner on my way to the donut…

Loose Leaf

Feb 1, 1973 By Gregory Curtis

About the Author Debbie Deepsheet Takes a Dive, by Mary Margaret Wishey MISS WISHLEY LIVES IN NICE ‘n Rustic, Connecticut, with a pet ‘coon and her two nuns. She is presently at work on the third volume of the Debbie Deepsheet trilogy, titled Debbie Deepsheet, Astronaut. Miss Wishey hopes that…

Greenery Eatery

Feb 1, 1973 By Felicia Coates and Harriet Howle

THE HILLTOP HERB FARM WAS begun in 1957 as a retirement project for Madalene and Jim Hill. They intended to grow gladiolas for market and herbs for fun. Before long, friends urged them to explain the use of their herbs and spices in cooking. What began as demonstrations for friends…