Magazines: Looking for a Solution

The special meeting of Curtis Publishing Co.'s 15-man board had been called to find a tidy solution to a very untidy corporate problem: the revolt against President and Board Chairman Matthew J. Culligan (TIME, Oct. 16), who had been accused of mismanagement by a 17-man crew led by Editor in Chief Clay Blair Jr. and Marvin D. Kantor, head of the magazine division. But last week's action by the board added up to something less than a final solution.

Out as president and chief executive officer, stepped Joe Culligan-although he was allowed to...

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