Features September 2006 Issue

8 Bells for Dale Nouse

PS Executive Editor dies at the age of 85.

"Easy come, easy go."

Those were nearly Dale Nouseís last words to me. "Easy for you to say," I retorted. "Iím the one who has to live with you gone."

Our conversations were always frank. Thatís the way he insisted they beóno social niceties.

Iíd just learned that Dale had inoperable tumors in his abdominal lining; the doctors had given him just three or four months to live. Turned out, that forecast was exceedingly optimistic. Or maybeÖ

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