MODERN LIVING: The Family Boom

The world's largest bowling alley—112 lanes covering a space as long as two football fields—was completed last week in Edison, N.J., by two brothers, Thomas Jr. and James Swales. Said Tom Swales: "You practically need binoculars to see from one side to the other." What the bowlers also saw was the latest sample of how the bowling boom has changed the once smoky, dusty, somewhat disreputable hangout for men into a family and community recreation center. Edison Lanes not only offers special promotions for women bowlers and cut rates for children, it...

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