Arthur Hocking

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Arthur Hocking - U. S. Rubber Picks Racine Man For an Executive...
U. S. Rubber Picks Racine Man For an Executive Position ARTHUR HOCKING Corn, Oats Price Down Few Cents , CHICAGO —m— Grain futures futures markets were strong the first two days of last week, but corn and oats finished the period period about one to two cents lower than quoted last Friday. Compared to Friday a week ago, wheat ruled % to 2% cents a bushel higher; corn V/s to 214 lower; oats % to V/^ lower; rye % to 1% higher; soybeans 1% to 4^4 higher; lard 2 points per 100 pounds lower to 32 higher. Cash grains were irregular because of changes in trading bases. Futures prices shot up Monday Monday with vigorous buying prompted by the belief there would be greater pressure for the return of high rigid price supports as a result of President President Eisenhower's Illness. The situation quieted down Tuesday, however, as traders formed the opinion that if there is to be a change in parity prices, it will take considerable time. The weather also was an important important factor in the markets this week. General rains over the Midwest stopped harvesting harvesting of soybeans and retarded the drying of corn, according to reports from farms. Lamb Prices Up, Cattle Steady CHICAGO — (IP) — Weekly livestock: Hogs, barrows and gilts steady to 25 lower, most of the decline on weights over 230 lbs.; sows 25-50 lower; at A former Racine resident Arthur J. Hocking who left home to attend art school has been named manager of advertising advertising and sales promotion for the footwear and genera! products division of United States Rubber Co. The son of Mr. and Mn. A. J, Hocking, who then lived at 1506 Boyd Ave., Hocking was graduated from Racine Military Academy and worked several years in the AJax Rubber Co., in advertising and sales, before the company departed departed from Racine. His stepmother, stepmother, Mrs. Florence P. Hocking, Hocking, still lives at the Boyd Ave. address. His father was a prominent Racine sportsman who died of a heart attack suffered while riding horseback in 1938. The elder Hocking was one-time manager of the Elks Club and was buyer and manager of Zahn's mens' department for \ several years. He was active in organizing riding clubs In this area and owned a stable at the tim^of his death. The yoBnger Hocking left Racine about 1931 planning to work in New York and attend attend night school classes. His hobby had been designing and decorating minature stage settings. settings. Odd jobs were hard to come by and there was no time for school as he successively held jobs as theater usher and handyman, employe in the purchasing department of the Hearst hotel chain and suddenly suddenly as a successful designer. The Ritz Tower hotel manager manager gave him permission to re-decorate one of a number of little used rooms. Hocking's Hocking's modernistic and highly individualistic creation wrf given wide publicity as th« "hotel room of the future." Hocking became head of the purchasing department and official interior decorator of the four-hotel chain which included included the Warwick, Lombardy, Lombardy, Ritz Tower and Devon. In the intervening years he has followed the design and sales promotion - advertising field in a number of positions. In his new position with U. S. Rubber, he will have charge of advertising and promotion promotion of the company's foam and sponge rubber products, vinyl and plastic fabrics and products as well as waterproof footwear and clothing, golf balls and other sports items.

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  1. The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin,
  2. 02 Oct 1955, Sun,
  3. Page 15

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