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August 12, 1963
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August 12, 1963


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One tiger brought into range of client.

Air-conditioned palace quarters.

Personalized stationery adorned with royal crest, and monogrammed linen, which guests are urged to steal.

Silver boxes for the ladies to carry betel nut in.

Twenty-four-hour bar service, whisky served only in silver flasks.

Torchlight pageants with hundreds of natives, dozens of elephants and bevies of dancing girls.

A tour of the Taj Mahal, guided by a descendant of the man who built it.

The maharaja, with a delicate appreciation of local rivalries, also assured the Houstonians that the offer would not be made in Dallas.

When the Wally Butts football scandal broke last March, it was assumed that the Southeastern Conference would proceed at once with its own investigation of the case. Instead, to use a phrase popular in the South, it has proceeded "with all deliberate speed." As Butts's $10 million libel suit against The Saturday Evening Post went to trial in Atlanta, Commissioner Bernie Moore announced that the conference finally had acted—it had selected a law professor to "investigate." His first assignment: go to Atlanta and attend the trial.


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