The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 26, 1952 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 26, 1952
Page 3
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WEDNESDAY* NOV. »,- 195i Arthur Summerfield Named . \ '•!•.. ' • A§JJ<e's Postmaster General • • !' ' Eisenhower Picks Two Women To Head Treasury and FSA BLYTHEVTLLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Arthur E. Sunuoerfield By JACK HDAiMS WASHINGTON «V— Republican National Committee Chairman Arthur E. Summerfield today began squaring away for a new assignment—the postmaster generalship in the Eisenhower administration, His appointment to the cabinet was announced late yesterday by President-elect Eisenhower. • Summerfield, 53-year-old highly successful automobile dealer at FJint, Mich., promptly called news conference here. He announced he will step down from the party chairmanship—although the Jobs of party chairman arid postmaster general have been frequently combined—in order to devote full attention to the mail service- - .. "Subject to confirmation by the Senate." he said. "I .will undertake the duties of postmaster general with full vigor and with all (lie knowledge and enthusiasm which I possess. "The improvement of nil branches of the, department and the increase of its morale will be my paramount objectives in the public interest." 'In response to questions, Summerfield said his business interests include n couple of directorships in insurance companies, plus n'number of companies in wliich he either owns whole or controlling interest. Principal among these is (he Summerfield Chevrolet Company at Flint, one of the largest refnil automobile agencies ' in America. He said, however, he plnns to disassociate himself from all active participation in private business. . ; When a reporter 'asked if' (ha Post Office Department does not purchase'large quantities of auto- mo'tive equipment. Summcrfielcl— chubby, . pink-faced and good-hu- mprcd—joined in a roar of laughter across the room and answewtd chuckling: "Yes; I am aware of that." . (.The new appointee announced he will assemble the Republican committee : nrpund' inauguration time, Jan. 20, to accept his resignation and' choose n new chairman. He said • he has not decided whether he willalso resign as Republican national commut'eeinan from Michigan. - .: Summerfield will" take over the giant Post Office Department and Its 500,000 employes from Jesse M. Donaldson, civil service career man in the postal service for 45 years, who was named to the top job by President Truman in 1945. Donaldson, '67, and with many By RUTH COWAN WASHINGTON Wi _ The Elsen- hower administration will be'sort of like an average American family in one way—women will handle much of the money. • „ Mrs. Oveta Gulp Hobby has been named head ol a federal agency which includes the world's largest Insurance agency,' and Mrs. Ivy Baker Priest will be signing (he paper currency—the nation's folding money. President-elect Eisenhower has named Mrs. Hobby of Houston, Te.x.. ns administrator of the Federal Security Agency and Mrs. Priest of Bountiful, Utah, as treasurer of the United States. Both are 47. Eisenhower, in announcing Mrs. Hobby's designation to succeed Oscar Swing, said she would attend Cabinet meetings because of the importance of her post. Ewing. on occasion was invited io such meetings by President Truman, but lie did not attend regularly. Mrs. Priest as treasurer will succeed Mrs. Georgia Neese Clark of Richland, Kan., the first woman to be Uncle Sajn'tf purse-string custodian. She will be charged with the receipt, disbursement and accounting of public moneys. Her signature will appear on Jill greenbacks from SI up. Elsenhower's inclusion of Mrs. Hobby «t Cabinet meetings gave rise to renewed speculation that the Republicans may b« planning to push the Hoover Commission recommendation that a new Cabinet post be created to Include the variety of activities now in the Federal Security Agency. Republican women leaders are known to have their eye on this as a likely Cabinet post for a woman. Only one other woman, -Frances Perkins, has served In the Cabinet. She was secretary of labor in the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. Mrs. Hobby will become a trus- iee of one of the largest trust funds In the world—about 17 billion dollars held for those covered under the old age and survivors Insurance program. In addition Mrs. Hobby will have the over-all administration of the Office of Education, and a variety of other welfare agencies, such as the Public Health Service, Foot! and Drug Administration, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Mrs. Priest will have the responsibility of seeing that the Treasury issues, its daily and monthly statements on the government's financial standing. She will sign government checks and see thai the interest I and principal is paid on public debts,. . \ . . .. • years of civil service behind him, now has a choice of seeking continued service In a top-rated post office job or taking Ihe full retirement benefits to which he is entitled. Summerfield, who was made party chairman immediately after the Eisenhower nomination at Chicago and who steered the successful Republican campaign, said the post office appointment came as no sudden surprise, but declined to say! when it 'was first offered him. Native i>f Michigan He is a native of Pincontiing. Mich., completed eight grades of school, and went to work at 13 in industrial plants around Detroit, working for both Buick and Chevrolet. Subsequently, he was a real estate operator and successful oil distributor in Michigan and founded his retail automobile business in 1329. He belongs to the Masons, Elks, Kiwanis. Detroit' Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Committee on Foreign Relations. Economic Club of Detroit, Hie Flint Golf Club and the Flint City club. He and Mrs. Summerfield, the former Miriam W. orairii, have two children, Arthur E. Summerfield Jr.,and Mrs William C. Davison, both of Flint, ;ind four grandchildren. • . Summerfield declined to speculate on who his successor as Republican Chairman. might be. However, capital talk has included the'names of Sinclair Weeks, Massachusetts national . committeeman; Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., who was- defeated .for re-election; Sen. Fred Seafoii of Nebraska, who did not seek re-election, and Tom Coleman of Wisconsin, who was floor manager for the Taft forces at the nominating; convention. ^ Today Was Big Day for Jap Prisoners TOKYO (tf*j— This was a big day for Japan's 640 war criminals from Sugamo Prison. ; They saw— for the first- time since their convictions at the end of the war— Tokyo's colorful streets and a professional ballganie. They saw, loo, families and friends who crowded near their section of the stands at Korakuen Stadium: Officially they were not permitted to talk to or have any contact with relatives. But their guards - frequently were very busy watching the Daiei Stars beat the Tokyo Whales 6-1. .: ..i). At one of those times a girl, 7~or 8 years old and clad in a red dress, accented by a pink hair ribbon, slid past guards- and threw her arms around her father. . He hungrily returned to her embrace^before she was hustled away. - The : guards turned away as a flashbulb popped, pictures had been forbidden. Newsmen were not allowed to approach the prisoners. The outing was arranged by the Justice. Department and the baseball teams. ' " For This Christmas And a Lifetime . MORE FAMILIES BITS' \VORLD BOOK Than Any Other ENCYCLOPEDIA Help your children win success: Just $10 down and $6 x month brings World Book into your home. Call Bill Palton at 8890. DELTA IMPLEMENTS invite t you to see and hear a special television program on WMCT at 2 P.M., Sponsored by International Harvester Mamie a Bit Excited at First Party NEW YOJJK Iff} ~ Like a society girl at'her debut, Mamie Elsenhow- er was a bit breathless at her Initial public appearance as the nation's next first lady. "It's a wonderful occasion." said the wile of President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower yesterday at a gathering of the Women's Division of the United Service. Organizations (USO) Defense Fund Drive at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The 6«-year-o!d Mrs. Elsenhower sat at the center of the flower-bedecked dias, chic in n grey suit, a little white cloth hat with a red relvet ribbon on lop and bright red gloves. Speakers kept paying compliments. Twice she stood to big applause. Later she said: "I'm glad that I'm starting my public appearances In the Interests of servicemen." Gl's in Far East To Have Turkey TOKYO W,-Tn.e U. S. Army- with its wholesale connections _ will give American troops in Japan and Korea a Thanksgiving Dav Turkey dinner at a cost of 4150 each. MaJ. Leland Eckion of Pair Oaks Calif., said the same turkey dinner '" the U. S. would cost $5. Hedy La mar Sues Ex-Husband for Back Allowance NEW YORK W) - Actress Hedy Lamarr says her former husband, actor John Loder, owes her $19,300 for support and maintenance of their, three children. Miss Lamarr filed suit yesterday In State Supreme Court to collect the amount. She said In her complaint that by the terms of a California divorce decree which became final In 1048 Loder was obligated to pay 5300 a month for the children's maintenance plus medical and dental expenses. - : T)ie total of such costs Is 423,500 and Loder Has paid only $4.200 she said. The need of vitamin C to prevent scurvy long has been known, but it also is necessary for the utilization of certain amino acetic acids from foods. UPSET STOMACH Vou'll feel belttr quick when you lake BIK-PEF Pink Mixture. You'll be delighted with 111* fast relief from heartburn, nausea. »nd distress caused by ovcr-tatlnr »nd drlnklnj. Goaranlwd ta com. pletely satisfy or jour mane; back! BIZ-PEP Confederote Vet, Dies at 106 ORANGESBURQ, S. C. (>P> — Arnold Murray, the last surviving Confederate veteran In the Caro- HJMS, died here early today. Murray, who celebrated his 106th birthday last June, had been cheerful and spry despite a heart attack which he suffered recently. Murray, who was li when he en- You Can Now Buy ICE COLD BEER TO TAKE HOME! No Increase in Price! Grtesedieck — 2.1 cans 4.10 Budweiser — 21 cans 4.35 Goldcrest 51 — 21 cans 4.10 Falslaff •_ 24 cans 4.-10 PHILIP APPLEBAUM LIQUOR STORE 110 So. 5th Pho. 9641 listed int he Army of the Confederacy, wasn't too impressed by the modern world. "I would rather go back to the old limes if 'i could choose," he saW^ recently. "A man had plenty PAGE THREB of corn, raised his own me«t. Now. adny* he has to go down to UM corner store to get fe«d for hit hogs and chickens." Read Courier News Clarified LEVEE TAXES Will Be DELINQUENT December 1st I will beat OSCEOLA COURT HOUSE November 24th to 29th Emily P. 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