JERRY B. KILLIAN
BTW, this discussion of old IBM Executive typewriters brings back many old memories. Back in the 1970's, in pre-word processing days, I was what was known as a "repro" typist. We typed rough copy on blue-line cardstock, then used razor blades and a light table to mortise in changes. Anyone here recognize the term "walking copy?" The proportional spacing made it possible for use to "justify" the right margin by counting picas at the end of a line, then redistributing them along the spaces between words to extend the length of the line. Proportional spacing also made it possible to insert the word "dogs" into the space where the word "dog" had been.
There was a real art back in those days to being a "repro typist." We groused at the writers and editors who continually asked us to change words, insert copy, and otherwise perform miracles on the printed page!!! An era ended when word processing equipment was invented.
Not sure if mentioned elsewhere, but two things:
1. The date in para 1 reads "14 May, 1972". There is no comma in my experience with government or military when using official style dating...which should read "14 May 1972." Civies in norml life use May 14, 1972. Suggests confusion on the part of a typist not used to regularly using military style dating.
2. Would a military doc both spell out "no later than" and use the acronym "NLT"? Seems somewhat of overkill. Seems to me NLT would be understood. Perhaps some nitpicking on my part, but it smacks of someone wanting to give military feel to memo via acronyms - but wanting to make sure we get the meaning as well.
Your document overlay has convinced me. There is no question that the "May 1972" memo is exactly the same font as the version you just created.
Meanwhile that little "th" looks SO peculiar. It's just possible that a place with "th" in its name would buy wheels containing that character, but...hmmm...no.
An old ad for 5000 Longmont #7
"5000 Longmont, #7 in Galleria area (Area 22)
3-4/4. Welcome to this very sophisticated Galleria area 1 story townhome with quarters. Former residence of film star Gene Tierney. Immaculate master & guest suites. Furnishings also available. $450,000 "
Gene Tierney? not a bad neighbor to have, I'd say. (Kidding.) What does this ad to this thread? Not much, but I thought it was interesting.