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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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•TUESDAY, DEC. 9, 1952 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Tltt New CabinetHumphrey: Tycoon Without Limelight By NEA Sen Ice CLEVELAND < NEA) —When President - elect Eisenhower named Cleveland's George Magoffln Hum-, phrey to be Secretary of the Treasury, Cleveland reporters found out something very instrestlrig about the 'man. As they" scoured the files for stories about him, they learned there wasn't one personal interview to be • found, • This despite the fact that Humphrey had been an Industrial, polit-. leal and civic leader of the community for 35 years, Over that time. ) he had achieved prominence In ma- fields, yet he had .remained in the public background. It's Humphrey's way. •'••'• "I am not strong on personal publicity," he says. "I believe In the old adage that actions speak louder than words." . .. . . -. . : - His actions have fairly shouted his ability in the industrial field A young lawyer from Michigan, he joined the respected firm of M. A. ,. Hanna Co. iri 1911. By 1920, at the age of 30, he was a partner. He became president In 1929, at 39.. The Hanna concern had for years been a leader in the Iron ore and Great Lakes shipping fields. Under Humphrey—who kept the company» SU ch , . . Georee M. Humphrey . . . Reports failed to recognize him . in the black throughout the depression and ever since—M. A. Hanna j Co. branched out. Now, they deal In things as varied as banks and rayon, plastics and coal mines. Over the years, Humphrey" has kept up a keen Interest in Republican politics. It has been his Job to -raise funds for the local organization ,»nd he's also been a strong influence in behlnd-ther scenes policy making. . But he's;never held public office, although hes sened on many com' mittees and advisory boards. On these, he's met and worked .with men as Paul Hoffman, 1 Gen Formers Warned Of Price Supports SEATTLE (JPi — An agriculture economist cautioned the nation's farmers yesterday against too much faith In farm price supports. ."Instead of benig so absorbed In -i farm price programs, Dr. O. B. Jesness of the University of Minnesota declared at the opening session;of America Farm Bureau Federation 'convention^-'Tarmers'should take an •ctlve"interest in everything which promises to add to our economic health and strength." 1 ' Dr.'Jesness heads the university's 'i division of'agricultural economics. = His'message was prepared lor the opening session ol the federations 34th annual convention here.'Farm leaders were .here from 47 states arid' the territory of Puerto Rico An at- tendancu of 5,000 was 'forecast for the four-day session ^ t ^ ^ Taxpayers Get Tax Booklets WASHINGTON W) — Forty-two million taxpayers are. getting a streamlined booklet designed to sim- pllf} filing 1952 federal returns and save the government money. Instructions, tax schedules and forms which in the past were folded and stuffed separately Into an envelope now come in compact, booklel which re'duces manual labor in the mailing process by 50 per cent, the internal revenue bureau says. - The-government expects to save »bout $351,000 this year by use of the new system. Taicpayers are expected to'benefl by larger, clearer type-face of the instructions, and the fact laoe forms need not be smoothed out befori using. Booklet* for farmers and self-em plojed persons contain additional forms to fill out. Lucius Clay and Sen. Harry Byrd of Virginia. AH these men have praised his appointment, and the irobabillty Is that at least one men- ,ioned him to Eisenhower in the 'irst place. • * • Throughout his political career, Humphrey has been an ardent supporter of Sen Robert Taft, but h'e was an active campaigner for Eisenhower since the Chicago convention. Yet he never met the President- elect until he walked'lnto ; his New York headquarters a few days before the appointment, He : was unnoticed and unrecognized by reporters, a tribute to his lack of publicity. of medium height trid with keen, e'yes and a quick emile, pe keeps in'shape by fox hunting. Horses are his main extra-curricular activity. He has an extensive stable at,his home.- Holiday Hill, and a racing stable at Charlottesvllle, Va., and a stable of brood mares at Lexington, Ky. Humphrey has had to travel widely, because of the Hanna Company's diversified Interests. He estimates he covers about 100,000 miles a year in that cause. • * • • He is credited, In trie past, for exerting much Influence on negotiations between the United Mine Workers and mine operators. Two years ago, he worked 'out a formula that kept the mines running despite » strike threat. Another step credited to him'Is the success of the German Industrial plants and mines to get back Ino p'roduclon so quickly. Under Fatrt Hoffman, he surveyed German indusry Just after the war, and made recommendations that led to the rapid rebirth. v He and his wife, whom he married when he was Just out of law school, are a quiet', family-loving couple. They have three children,and eight grandchildren. Although both are industry Leaders Differ on Questions Of Retirements and Pensions for Aged Humphrey Is now 62. a trim figure acthe in cMc affairs, they shun the gay, cocktail-party whirl, preferring quiet evenings at home. They don't anticipate a change In their habits In Washington Mrs Humphrey says they have "ways of getting out' of the social swim. Secretory tarns More SAN DIEGO, Calf!. (/P)—This city has a secretary who gets more:pay than her boss Rubv Schneider, secretary to Major John Butler, receives $5004 a year under her civil service rating. Butler gets only $5,000. The mayor's salary hasn't been changed since II was fixed by cits charter In 1932. TOYS REDUCED UP TO TITLED QUEEN-Mar lies Gessler, Polish-born Florida State University student, is fast forgetting her memories of 1 a Nazi children's camp, as she makes .a new life in America. Marlies was recently chosen the university's Homecoming Queen for 1952, and also won the title of "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," of the local chapter of the fraternity,; for which she received the trophy she is holding. , By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK — Industry leaders differ widely on Just how far they should be expected to go In helping older people rhske the often difficult adjustment to retirement.'; Pensions aren't enough, many.be- lleve. An increasing number of corporations are developing programs—some starting five years before retirement age—to help older workers get ready for the change in Incomes and dally nab itS. '-„ . ' ,- - •'-'•'.'; Is this industry's responsibility? The National Industrial Conference Board quotes today the personne directors of two large corporations —both unnamed 'by the board— with op'posing views. Ope says that the problems of workers "in their declining years ow constitute a challenge to Amor- can Industry—a challenge we .can- ot disregard, and with H solution hat we must not place Into the hands of government." The oth'er, however, points out hat his company provides a pension, continued life Insurance and r IslUng nurse service, but he adds: 'I object to the implication that by paying ah individual fairly for services rendered, an industrial concern acquires any greater sponsibillty to shield a citizen from the rigors of personal life than you personally assume responsibility to the corner grocer who has served you for years." ' Looking Into the pre-retlremem programs oi a few out ot many companies that have them the conference board reports on their differences as follows: * Group discussion of coming retirement problems Is used by such companies as Esso Standard Oil and Prudential Insruance. An em- iloyc club of Detroit Edison is Uy- .rig. out a short course in retirement planning this year, with eight two-hour sessions a week npnrt. Fifty fifly-five.i and employes sixty-five between attended also en- with 30 of their wives rolled. Individual counseling Is ihe basis for most company programs, the conference board says. Delegation Tours Turkey 'KARACHI, Pakistan (/P) — Pakl stan's five universities nil have representatives on the 30-mcmbe. cultural delegation which is tour Ing Turkey this monlh at govern ment Invitation, A similar mission from Turkey visited Pakistan ii 1051. Young Swimmer Killed by Shark PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. W) — A .5-foot shark ripped 17-year-old 3crry Wilson to death only 50 feet Vom shore in Monterey Bay sun- dny. • . ' The huge shark severed one of iVilson's legs, badly gouged the oth er, and tore huge chunks of flesh from his buttocks. ' Leaving Wilson, who bled to death, the shark then attacked his companion, Brookner W. Brady Jr., 15, who fought it with a knife As lour- other swimmers approached,' ihe shark flfw Fishermen speculated (tint storms harl driven the huge sharlo into the bay. It was the first t|me in the memory of old timers trjatj n shark had •- hflrmert. a person off th Northern California Cbasl. Shell color has nothing with the quality of eggs. to FancyPork Products FINE FOODS at PICKARD'S Grocery & Market Fresh Dressed Poultry Frosted Fruits • Vegetables Pastry Fish Nationally Advertised and Fancy Groceries A LARGE VARIETY OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK. 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