After the Baked Alaska

In Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria, West-tinghouse Electric Corp. treated the press to cocktails, Florida pineapple, breast of chicken on Virginia ham, baked Alaska. As a savory, it brought in 1) its postwar appliance models and 2) a brand new president. Most impressive among the new products was a "laundromat" which automatically fills itself, washes clothes, rinses and drys them, empties, then cleans itself.

The new president, ruddy and reserved Gwilym Alexander Price, 50, works almost as smoothly. A poor boy in Canonsburg, Pa., he clerked in a Pittsburgh law office to earn his way...

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