Louis Melsheimer Association
Melsheimer Will Head Association The Statesvllle Chapter of American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) held its annual meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, at First Baptist Church. John MoseJey, program chairman Introduced Rev. M. R. Long who based the devotional service, on the Book of John. Louis A. Melsheimer, president pro tem, held a brief business session and gave the treasurer's report in the absence of T. E. Stough. Melsheimer called for a report of the nominating committee and Ronald C. Cowan, chairman, presented the state of officers for 1968. Unanimously elected were: Melsheimer, president; Moseley, vice president; Stough, treasurer; Mrs. Mary C. Merritt, recording secretary; and Mrs. Scott H a i r e , corresponding secretary. Cowan also made the following nominations for directors: Ernest Stoehr, Ward J. Smith, Ben Stimson; Mrs. L. G. Shulenberger, and Mrs. Ruth B. Stevenson. These members were selected to serve on the board, for elected terms of one and two years, with length of the terms of office to be determined by lot. Melsheimer stressed the importance of the chapter's concern in matters pertaining to local, state and national affairs. He announced the officers would be installed at the December meeting, which will be held at 10 a.m. December 14, at First Baptist Church.