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proposed a merger once.
Paley is a very vain man. Stanton is an extraordinarily good
person. In the twenty years since he didn't get the chairmanship, he
has devoted himself to an awful lot of pro-bono efforts. And, as far
as I can tell, has done them all successfully. He was head of the
Red Cross for a while. I got him to agree to run for overseer which
was rather interesting in that he was the person to run for overseer
who had no connection with Harvard, whatsoever. He'd never been
there, never been to a graduate school, never gotten anything at all.
But he was so respected that the alumni actually did vote for him.
And it was a marvelous triumph because he turned out to be probably
the best overseer we've ever had. And maybe he'll give the
University the thought that non-Harvard people might be useful on
You have down here, Ford, Henry Ford, I take it.
Yeah, well, my wife is on the Ford Board. I'm never quite
sure whether I know Henry Ford, or whether I know him through her.
But I've seen him. He's been to our house, and I've-we've been to
his house in England. He's an extraordinary person because--right
after the war when I was, I guess I'd just become publisher of Life,
one of my jobs was to call on the top people in various companies,
essentially to promote us as an advertising media. And I was calling
on the Ford Motor Company in the days when the old man was still
alive, but the company was being run by a man by the name of Bennett.
And Bennett was a gangster- difficult to believe. He was the only
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