"That's the way it's spelled," he said.
"Well, then, why has it been spelled with an e all these years?"
"I don't know," said Lacy. "It's a mystery to me."
A leading London bookmaking house, Ladbroke's, had Humphrey listed at 7 to 1 last week and Wallace at 12 to 1 (50 to 1 the week before), and was handling a steady flow of American money on Nixon at 1 to 10—including one wager of $3,280. Considering Britain's betting tax, you'd have to invest 200 shillings on Mr. Nixon to win nine.
DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL
Howard Cosell, the outspoken sports-caster and critic of bland television reporting, is going to the Olympics as ABC-TV's "troubleshooter"—to cover, among other things, any demonstrations or disorders that might arise in connection with the Games. What, then, would he say if he were accused—as television was accused after the Democratic Convention—of attracting trouble?
"That's just silly," is what he says. "The mere thought that we shouldn't be there because somebody might see a television camera and therefore cause a disturbance would absolutely debar the integrity of the operation which we, all the media, jointly represent.... We will hit on the spot, we will hit with the maximum instant wisdom and discretion we can apply. I will muster all my resources, my mind and emotional equilibrium, and make the instantaneous adjustments required.... TV has become a sitting duck for people whose own lack of creativity and diminishing importance has put them beside themselves.... Television is part of the American way of life.... Are you going to do away with television?"
What a thought!
GETTING THE BIRD
If someone in your community is trying to lure the Air Force Academy's falcon down out of the sky, tell him to stop.