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Do you think that Tex Moore was consulted on most major decisions
in his time?
Do you think he was very involved in the succession to you, in
the choices of you and Linen, for example?
Yes, I'm sure.
Now, in a later period, what was the role of Arthur Temple, who,
of course, came in with the Temple acquisition and--it's my
understanding from what I've read--owned--he and his family owned, in
the 1970s, the largest chunk of stock of anybody.
Well, when we bought Temple, it caused considerable
consternation, first on the street, where Time stock went down
because of this purchase, and secondly because they didn't know who
this guy was. He was going to own a large part of Time Incorporated.
I had, of course, known Arthur for quite a few years, and when we
contemplated this marriage, I had gone into great detail with him as
to what kind of role he was going to play. And he agreed that what
he wanted to end up with being was somewhat like Roy Larsen was in
1960--namely sort of a elder statesman--I called it avuncular. But
then, of course, when Arthur appeared on the scene, the New Yorkers,
not being accustomed to large, brash, outspoken Texans, felt that
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