U.S. At War: Hobby Out

Oveta Culp Hobby retired last week from active status in the Army. The pretty, 40-year-old Texan who ran the Women's Army Corps for three crowded years passed her colonel's eagles over to another woman. Then she embraced her staff, patted her carefully coiffed, blue-tinted hair and, moist-eyed, departed. Awaiting her in Houston, Tex., were her collection of Georgian silver and rare books, her private life with her two children and husband William Pettus Hobby, 67, the executive position she had left on her husband's Houston Post. Her reason for resigning: "My mission . . . has been completed." The strength of...

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