BEHIND THE SCENES: New Chairman

BEHIND THE SCENES New Chairman

When Michigan's Arthur Summerfield becomes Postmaster General next month, he will resign as Republican national chairman. Last week most of the G.O.P. speculation about Summerfield's successor was beamed toward one man: lean, relaxed Charles Wesley (Wes) Roberts, 48. Roberts was working on his family's weekly Oskaloosa Independent (circ. 1,400) when he plunged into Republican politics in 1936. With time out for a World War II stint in the Marines, he served the Kansas G.O.P. and its state administrations in various jobs until 1950, when he got out of active politics to start his own public-relations firm...

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