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 - Lions Confer High Post On Salt Lake A ttorney...
Lions Confer High Post On Salt Lake A ttorney NEW ORLEANS, July 25 (AP)—The intermountain west placed one man among the new officers of Lions International Friday as the group ended its annual convention. D. A. Skeen, attorney of Salt Lake City, was chosen third vice president in the only'contest which developed in the election of officers. officers. Skeen. a former director, defeated defeated Jess W. Kayser of Chickasha, Chickasha, Okla.: Carbis A. Walker of Win.slon-Salem, N. C., and Henry W. Sweet of Birmingham, Ala. The election was hotly contested, the Utahns rallying support other western delegations to their George R. Jordan of Dallas, Texa.5, retiring first vice president, was advanced to the presidency wiihout opposition. Edward Paine of Michigan City, Ind., was named first vice president anil Dr. E. G. Gill of Roanoke, Va., second vice president, both without opposition. opposition. The convention had a record registration registration of 9500 in addition to 2000 members of musical and marching organizations. The Lions adopted a resolution pledging their individual and collective collective support lo defense efforts of the United States and the western western hemisphere against "invasion by forces which, unless halted, will ultimately remove the last vestige of freedom from the earth." Another resolution cited slrikes n factories working on national defense contracts and requested legislative bodies lo enact laws 'which will effectively prohibit violence violence or any other action that I would prevent any citizen from pursuing his legitimate right to | work in any plant or factory en- j gaged on defense contracts." I at | | of on 1 D. A. Skeen, whose election as third vice president of Lions International International in New Orleans Friday Friday means his probable elevation | to international president by 1945, j has practiced law in Salt Lake City more than a quarter century. Mr. Skeen is regarded as the founder of the Lions clubs in Utah. He was first president of the Salt Lnke City club and original governor governor of the combined Utah-Idaho district. F.lectcd an international govcr- D. A. Skeen . . . Suit Lake attorney cfits high Lions post. nor of the service organization at Providence, R, L, in 1936, Mr. Skeen was nominated for third vice pres- He editor at of of the the idcnt at the Oakland, Cal., con- er vention in 193S, but lost out to George R. Jordan of Dallas, Texas, who became international president president in New Orleans Friday. Married and the father of five children. Mr. Skeen resides jtt 135 A street. He is a member of the law firm of Irvine, Skocn & Thurman, Thurman, with offices in the Walker Bank building. and

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 26 Jul 1941, Sat,
  3. Page 13

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