Time Essay: Letting Bad Enough Alone

The art of letting well enough alone merely requires foresight, but the art of letting bad enough alone demands clairvoyance. That makes it a rare art indeed, and therefore William Agee may be forgiven for not having mastered it. At least he had not mastered it by the afternoon of Sept. 24. In a fit of candor, he faced 600 employees of the Bendix Corp., of which he is chairman, and tried to put to rest once and for all the rumors that his admittedly "close friendship" with attractive, blond Mary Cunningham, 29, had...

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