PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Jan. 25, 1954

¶ Fred Jones, 61, Oklahoma City Ford dealer and oil-company executive, moved into the newly created job of board chairman of the $34 million Braniff Airways, Inc. Named president of Braniff was Charles E. Beard, 53, succeeding Airline Pioneer Thomas E. Braniff, who died in a private-plane crash in Louisiana last week. Beard (no kin to the late Historian Charles A. Beard) came to Braniff in 1935, has been executive vice president

Sparks from a grindstone.

since 1947. Jones, a Braniff director since 1944, started out in the auto-selling business in 1920, when he put a faltering Ford agency in Blackwell,...

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