Robt Dailey Jr honored
C I A/>4>*i*' CleCTriC Honors'! Headers MADISON - Eleven leaders in rural affairs and cooperative ihere Friday with Eminent Ser- regional representative for an electric equipment manufacturing manufacturing firm. While a resident of Huron, he helped put SDREA Awards from East River Ion its feet, assisted in organiz- Electirc Power Cooperative. |ing East River, and played a 'leading role in the power district district battles of 1949 - 51. Merle E. Johnson, Watertown Watertown — sales representative for J. H. Larson Co., distributors of electric appliances and equipment. equipment. He was honored for his The Emmies were presented at East River's 18th annual meeting to: W. D. Greene, Madison —one ers who worked to attract East River's headquarters to Madi- son after the cooperative was,early promotion of electric organized in 1949. He later built an electrically heated motel near Madison. Bill Peterson, Brookings — former power use adviser at Lake Region Electric Association, Association, Webster, and now extension extension electrical engineer at South Dakota State University. H. H. De Long, Brookings — professor of agricultural engineering engineering at South Dakota State. Henry DeLong is the author of textbooks and materials for classroom instruction on rural home heating in rural areas. Robert Dailey Jr., Flandreau — former state senator and former director of Sioux Valley Empire Electric Association. His citation calls attention to "his leadership and efforts .as a state legislator and political leader on behalf of the rural electric program and family farmer." Robert McCaughey, Washington Washington — administrative assistant to Sen. Karl E. Mundt, R-S. D. He was cited for his valuable 2122 a R electrification and farm use of j assistance in legislative needs for rural electrics and "his sin- power, Dr. R. F. Patterson, Vermillion Vermillion — dean of school of business, business, University of South Dakota. Dakota. As mayor of Vermillion several several years ago he was instrumental instrumental in bringing Missouri River River power to the consumers in his city. Mrs. Eunice Jones, Huron — staff assistant for many years to the managers of the S o u t h Dakota Rural Electric Association, Association, She was honored for her work and devotion "to the causes and principles of rural electrification and natural re- in source development." Wpilf T ^^ riirtor cere dedication to the rural people people of this state." Lloyd Aten, Tabor — manager manager of Bon Homme • Yankton Electric Association. He was recognized for his lifetime work in rural electric cooperative cooperative and his outstanding community community leadership in betterment projects in Tabor. Leo P. Flynn, Milbank — long - time attorney for East River, SDREA and other rural electrics. He served as U. S. District Attorney for South Dakota Dakota in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Flynn played a major Walt Lassen, Eugene, Ore. — role in drafting state electric first manager of SDREA, now]service territory legislation. 5.