Miles R. 'Robbie' Robinson
On 1 July 1923 the Culver Citizen was sold to Miles R. Robinson and F. C. Leitnaker.
Robinson and Leitnaker had been roommates at a college in Kansas, and they were both
World War I veterans.
Miles R. Robinson purchased Leitnakerís share in the business in 1926, continuing as the
sole proprietor until March 1949, thus began this he ownership for twenty-three years.
Miles R. Robinson sold the Citizen to Major Charles Maull, Jr. [now colonel] who owned
the paper into the early 1950s.
Since the boss is away this week we'll surprise him by having hime with us today. having
been a Methodist minister's son he has lived in a number of places, but his birthplace
is plainfield, Ill.
He attended grade school in Chicago, Ottaww, Ill., dallas, Tex. and Sapulpa, Okla. He
was graduated from Tulsa, Okla., High School; received his A. B. degree from Baker
university, and later attended Columbia University. He served two years in the army
during the World War, one year of that time overseas.
After two years as superintendent of schools in a Kansas town Robbie came to Culver
July 1, 1923.
As a true of most editors, he has been identified with a number of community activities,
and has served as post commander, service officer, and historian of the American legion
post; president and national councillor for the Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the
Boy Scout troop committee, president of the official board of the Methodist church
secretary of the Council of Churches, and a member of various othe local organizations.