People: Jun. 26, 1964

The mighty New York Yankees, those bankers of baseball, were giving away 20,000 free tickets—and to New York taxi drivers at that. With each pair of ducats went a letter from General Manager Ralph Houlc, 44, telling how the Yanks ("a great New York institution") wanted to "do something for another great New York institution." The Yanks could use some friends: the Na tional League's happy-go-sloppy Mets were outdrawing them at home 3 to 2.

Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib and Mir Taqui Mir are not exactly U.S. household words. But Minute Rice is, and...

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