The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 10, 1976 · Page 10
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 10

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, December 10, 1976
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AlO-Palm Beach Post, Friday, December 10. 1976 Ford Meets To Discuss ENTREE I Distinctively Italian Pure Italian design, gracefully done with classic lines and beautifully detailed. Again a choice of beautiful soft blue or rich deep woodtone finishes. Includes 42" canted china, 40" round table that extends to 58", plus four elegant hi-back cane side chairs. JIB nOfTl(2 GOP Future M44SS. ENTREE IV Distinctively Mediterranean A country collection equally at home in an elegant townhouse or a rustic country cottage. Available in two finishes, woodtone or antique white with accent strips in copper and brown. Includes 42" canted China, round 40" table that extends to 58" plus four hi-back side chairs. $444 Table & 4 Chairs or China WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Ford - acknowledged by Ronald Reagan as the "titular" head of the Republican party - held a post-election summit meeting with Reagan, John Connally and Nelson Rockefeller yesterday "to discuss the future of the party." Reagan, leaving the Oval Office early to catch a plane, said selection of a new national chairman was discussed, but neither Connally "nor any of us in that room there are interested in or eligible for . . . the party chairmanship." He said they talked about picking a "technician, a man who knows party organization from the ground up," and who would be advised by a separate council of "party leaders from all around the country." That group presumably could include the four men at the White House meeting. Reagan said no vote on the plan was taken, but "there wasn't any strong disagreement" to it. He said Ford would be the "titular" head of the party after he leaves office. "I think this is traditional" for an outgoing President. But he also said he intends to speak out on his own, because, after running in so many GOP presidential primaries this year, "I have a responsibility to all those who supported me to at least be a voice -to express myself." Although Reagan appeared to rule Connally out of consideration for Republican national chairman, the former Treasury secretary arrived only minutes before Reagan left, and he has not said publicly that he would turn down the job if it were offered. White House sources said Ford set up the afternoon session to explore ways to rebuild the GOP and keep it from splintering following his defeat by Jimmy Carter. The Republican National Committee meets Jan. 14-15 to pick a new chairman. The White House said the Oval Office meeting was arranged "at the President's initiative" and was "one in a series of meetings with Republican leaders to discuss the future of the party." Monday, after a meeting with lesser party leaders, Ford said the GOP must broaden its base, choose a chairman who could satisfy all party factions and served notice that "I don't intend to sit on the sidelines." Democrats now outnumber Republicans, 292-143, in the House and 62-38 in the Senate. There are 37 Democratic state governors, 12 Republicans and one independent. Betty Puts 2 Doves On Tree WASHINGTON (AP) - Betty Ford showed off her family's last White House Christmas tree yesterday and pinned on it two cloth doves to symbolize "the spirit of peace and the spirit of love." The First Lady had wishes of good will for President-elect Carter and his family because, she said, "that's what Christmas is all about." She said that it wasn't a sad Christmas for President Ford or their family. "We are very happy. The children and I are happy to have the President back as a member of the family," Mrs. Ford said as she showed reporters the bicentennial Christmas tree in the Blue Room on the ground floor of the White House. "I love the White House," she said. "I don't think any First Lady can live here without learning to love and revere the White House. It's a special house, a house that belongs to all the people." She was asked if she had a Christmas wish. "Yes, I do," she said quietly. "That's why I wanted to put the two white doves on the tree.' My wish for this country and the world is to remain with love and at peace." The stately rooms of the White House had the fragrance of pine needles as greenery was spread in some form through all the rooms. The banister of the stairway leading to the second-floor living quarters was laced with evergreens tied with large red ribbons. The East Room, scene of so many grand White House affairs, had an 18th century Italian creche banked by greenery. The Nativity scene has 30 hand-carved, baroque figures. In the State Dining Room was a huge gingerbread house made by the White House chef. But the centerpiece of it all was the 20-foot balsam fir in the Blue Room, decorated with more than 2,-500 handmade flowers, including the state flowers of all 50 states, Underneath it, some of the thousands of gifts from the American people to the White House were in boxes and on display. Included were dolls, stuffed animals, quilts and carved birds and a model of the attack carrier USS Forrestal. The Fords will be entertaining at several Christmas parties before they leave Dec. 19 for Vail, Colo., their traditional holiday vacation spot. The decorating of the tree was left to volunteers, but Mrs. Ford said she wanted to pin on the doves herself. She said to those assembled in the Blue Room and the people who would see the scene on television, "I wish you a very merry Christmas. I hope you have many, many more." Each Dining Room Group Pictured Available In Choice of Painted or Woodtone Finishes J I jmi Lljf" whmmU The theme bamboo, beautifully executed. Available in two Jm v--' finishes, woodtone or tones of green on antique white. L ? Includes 42" canted China, 40" round table that extends to I J Q w I 58" plus four hi-back cane back side chairs. - N4i Tabe & 4 $ A A A Chairs or China X-fA-fXJ I ii.nmnnMiui.u n .ii.)..,,,,,,!,,. ui n mn, , , , .. . ,. . 1 I I 3 Pc and 5 Pc Traditional Occasional Chairs Dinette Sets-Save $98 ', Bookcases and Storage Pieces-Save 22 to 43 Groups of three Us, beoytiM natural elm fin ishes. Some Jesk or bar uofo, om storage'' wt$ and some book unit. Some with mofced -glass sliding shelves, limited quantities, 20 Your choice of two style tram- with tone back insert. lurto velvet tovers available m melon, martini, gold or lry. UnmatcNd. Tru Value. Select your favorite from eor wide choice of 3 -; end 5 piece dinettes. Various style, fabric and -" popvlor finishes to choose from. Ail Unmatched , True Values. . - l,,M.1..NL.L,),L,J..jill.,i,U Jj .llnl.i..llltlllllll ItilsliistsEpB'!!!!' S rl u S nun murium, lUihililii mini White "Wicker" 4 Piece Bedroom Groupina 395 Includes 6 drawer double dresser, framed mirror, full size headboard and matching night stand. Wicker fronts with brass accents, plus white mica tops. All 4 pieces specially priced at unmatched true value savings. Chrome and Glass Table Group End $K Cocktail t i C Sofa J7C Table DD Table OD Table J Traditional design, beautifully detailed with fine crafted bases. Tempered glass tops. Sofa Table 20x48x27", End Table 18x24x20", Cocktail Table 20x48x15". 9 Pc. Contemporary Corner Unit '166 Beautiful corner grouping in a smart beige linen type fabric complete with two bolsters and dramatic campaign block mica corner table. Two foam reversible mattresses with cap covers. CURTIS FIELD 2121 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.. West Palm Beach 689-7800 Open Daily 10 am to 9 pm Saturday 10 am to 6 pm

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