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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, High Point, North Carolina A High Point Enterprise Friday october la 1174 new staff will assist Betty Ford at White House i a it la. Ranar fios a by Isabelle Shelton Washington Nana first lady Betty Ford will Start with a clean slate when she resumes her White House duties after recuperating from her operation. She has a new staff director As Well As a new social Secretary and press Secretary meaning Nixon administration holdovers have been removed from All the top spots on her staff. The new staff director whose appointment got less attention than that of the new social Secretary and press Secretary is Bradley h. Patterson jr., a Veteran of Many White House and executive department jobs. He will serve the first lady Only temporarily a was an assistant for staff coordination Quot according to White House press Secretary Hon Nessen. His tenure is expected to be about three months. But his appointment May be the most important of All because on him will fall the Job of straightening out the friction that reportedly had developed on the first lady s staff. Rightly or wrongly some of the now departing staff believed mrs. Nancy Howe. Mrs. Fords personal Friend and personal assistant was blocking their Access to the first lady. Mrs. Howe a charming warm attractive blonde who is married to a retired military officer took Over As Betty Fords woman of Al seasons when Ford became vice president. She did the Job of social Secretary press Secretary substitute Mother for the Ford kids and almost a personal lady in waiting keeping mrs. Fords wardrobe in order All wrapped into one perhaps it has been hard for her to relinquish some of those responsibilities to others made necessary with the larger White House staff. Betty Ford obviously feels comfortable with her and probably needs her close at hand a especially right now As the first lady seeks to regain her strength after major surgery. The two Are like teen aged girl friends giggling at the same things and clearly enjoying each others company. Mrs. Howe is totally Loyal to the first lady and cheerfully works Long hours. She is first to see her most mornings a Ford has usually departed for his nearby office before his wife gets up a and she joins the Fords for a before dinner drink before departing for Home at night. When there Are evening functions at the White House she sometimes works late into the night. The tie Between the two women was strengthened As a result of mrs. Fords surgery because it was through the Lucky Accident that mrs. Howe was going for a gynaecology checkup that mrs. Ford s breast cancer was discovered at a relatively Early stage. The presidents wife had five months to go before her next annual medical checkup which always includes a gynaecological examination but Nancy Howe urged her to a come on along with me for a checkup. Betty Ford did and the rest is history. The time saved was precious and greatly increases the likelihood that mrs. Fords cancer will not recur doctors report. But if the earlier friction is to be avoided for the first lady s new staff Brad Patterson clearly seems to have his work Cut out for him in establishing channels through which All of mrs. Fords staff can work together harmoniously. Patterson has had Long experience in bureaucratic in fighting going Back to his several years 1954-61 As assistant Cabinet Secretary in the Eisenhower administration. After that he was executive Secretary at the peace corps 1961-62, in the Secretary of the Treasury s office 1962-66, executive director of the National advisory commission on selective service 1966-67, and executive director of the National advisory Council on economic Opportunity 1967-69. Since then he has been executive assistant to White House counsel to the president Leonard garment. Patterson landed in his present Job in the first place because sen. William prox mired wis. Strongly criticized the Man the Ford administration had previously Given the Job of straightening out the first lady a staff after the first reports of friction were heard. He was Marine it. Col. Americo Sardo assigned by the Marine corps As a military aide to the president. Each service traditionally provides such an aide for the president. But when Proxmire who keeps an Eagle Eye on Pentagon activities found out about it he issued a blast in the sept. 25 congressional record calling Sardou a new assignment the latest example of a the recent trend at the White House to rely Ever More heavily upon military advice and Perse my Quot which he said could Lead to a serious Lon term consequences a a Gen. Alexander Haig who was chief of staff for both presidents Nixon and Ford. Was Proxmire a prime target but he said a congressional study had revealed that 14 military men were serving in essentially civilian capacities House. At the White Proxmire asked the comptroller general and then the Senate appropriations committee. To investigate the propriety of Sardou a serving the first lady when he was in nosed to be at the White House to help the president carry out his duties As commander in chief of the armed services. R Yiwon by Tim so aus a sunday october 70, 1974. 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Mrs. Kissinger asked her to sub for her at the ritual luncheons normally Given by the Secretary of state for president of Italy Giovanni Leone and last week for visiting communist Leader of Poland Edward Gierek. Mrs. Kissinger did make an official appearance with the Secretary at the formal opening of the newly redecorated Thomas Jefferson reception room at the state department recently. The Well heeled patrons of the Fine arts committee for the state department a Many of whom had flown Many hundreds of Miles to attend the event a almost mobbed Kissinger and hts wife upon their arrival. When the slender mrs. K. Seemed in danger of being crushed against her husband Kissinger told one aggressive Well Wisher a this is hard on Nancy she usually walks several feet behind me to carry my rent the Best rent to buy o new Baldwin piano for your child Tow As Sio a month and All rental applies if purchased. Open Friday evening for your convenience Morrow piano amp Organ co. , 273-Coy Greensburg i shopped for it at she just bought a 45 pc. Set of melamine9 dinnerware at Zaire for 9.88, $5�?off our regular Price. Now she can serve \ m eight people in style 1 and smile about the \ savings. Zaire a. In tech my aunt Omar tymm it or in Winston Salem Pinebrook Plaza shopping Center can to do better than Zaire. Sex Winston Saem Zaire Burlington Greensboro so Greensboro no. Cloverdale shopping Plaza so. Church Street 3701 High Point Road e. Cone blvd. And Highway a South of 140 Summitt ave. High Point 2200 Westchester drive at w. Burton in in

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