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- James Evershed Agate, 69, bumptiously witty, self-centered (his nine-volume autobiography is entitled Ego) cotton-mill owner who tired of working with calico ("hating every yard .
- Never in his long reign has George V, King, Emperor and Defender of the Faith, been so insulted as was His Majesty last week by smiling Mitchell ("Mitch") Hepburn, bumptiously.
- Can the bumptiously wholesome American hockey players summon up the old college try and keep on winning? Can America's Linda Fratianne capture the figure-skating, gold medal?.