The Press: Panhandle's Friend

It was eleven years ago that Amarillo's big, bald, newspaper-publishing Gene Howe called Charles Augustus Lindbergh "swell-headed," "simple-minded," "lucky"; nine years ago when he made more front-page headlines by loudly proclaiming that Singer Mary Garden only had a "fair voice" and was "old, very old" and "almost tottered about the stage." Since then Amarillo's other famed asset, helium, has made far more national news, and Gene Howe, admitting that it was smarter to be polite, has settled down to making himself the Texas Panhandle's best friend.

He has come near to succeeding. He...

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