The Nation: Staying In

For the first time since 1936, said the announcement last week, the annual Boston debutante list will not be published in local newspapers this season. The reason: political terrorism. "The way things are going with kidnaping and robberies, the less people know about one another the better," declared Emelda Libby, secretary-treasurer of Margaret Howell, Inc., a social organization that serves as custodian of the list. "We decided this might not be the year to publish it."

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