The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 9, 1967 · Page 22
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 22

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 9, 1967
Page 22
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North Dakotans Head national Organizations The Flickertail State has always been near the top of the list when it comes • to producing leaders of National stature. This year is no exception. Two of the country's largest and best-known fraternal organizations are now headed by North Dakotans: Former Governor John E. Davis, Bismarck, is the National Commander of The American Legion. Minot newspaper publisher Raymond C. Dobson is Grand Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Leg Sores* Do "open ICKS" ami ulcers* (duo to ve- mms rnnceHtion) itch, burn, pain7 For fant iimnzinif rcllefapplyLopoJ If.nlmrnl iiml wcnr your clastic leg supports. Thin method also promotes heuliiiRl Mnil $1.00 for Lafiol Ointment to Roberts Druit Co., Dcpt.42 Hrooklyn, N. Y. 11287. GOOD BRANDS are BETTER VALUES EnjoyoMy Injo/tmofi You'll feel younger, happier, and healthier under the warm sun's rays! Come to Miami Beach... frolic on sandy beaches., .swim in clear blue water...Where every day is a summer day... The luxurious, ocean- side Coronado Hotel is convenient to everything. Pool and Cabana Club. Private Beach. Near Churches 'UHTCI POOL AND ' llU I LL CABANA CLUB ON THE OCEAN AT 88th ST.. MIAMI BEACH Edward W. Collins, Mng. Director WEEKENDS are TWICE the FUN at MADISON WISCONSIN Enjoy your stay at the Luxurious 208 Room 4402 E. Washington - fust 15 minutes from downtown Madison Enclosed year 'round pool . and Sauna, indoor purfing- Ef green, shuffle board, ping pong, pool tables. 30 minutes from chair lift ski slope. For Reservations Call your nearest HOLIDAY INN or write, HOLIDAY INN, MADISON. WIS. John Davis Is National American Legion Commander John E. Davis, who was North Dakota's governor for two terms—1957 to 1961, is the second North Dakotan to head the American Legion. The first was Lynn U. Stambaugh of Fargo, who was the commander in 1941. Commander Davis, 53, lives in Bismarck where he is in the cattle and banking business. His earlier homes were in McClusky and Goodrich. Born April 18, 1913 in Minneapolis, Minn., Davis spent his boyhood in Goodrich, moving with his family to Fargo where he attended high school for three years. His family then moved to Bismarck, and it is here that Davis graduated from high school. In 1935 he graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in business administration, and then entered the family banking and ranching business in McClusky. Just prior to the start of World War II, Davis was called to active duty as a lieutenant in the Army. He served until the end of the war, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel, and receiving the Silver Star for his regiment's first combat in Europe. He was also awarded the Purple Heart for a bullet wound he suffered in the leg. Upon return to civilian life, Davis became commander of the American Legion post at McClusky, and subsequently commander of the North Dakota Legion. He also served on several national legion committees. He and his wife—the former Pauline Huntley who was a mathematics and music teacher in McClusky before marrying Davis in 1938—have two sons and a daughter (North Dakota's women lead, too. Mrs. Alvin Moltzen, New Salem, is one of five vice-presidents of the national American Legion Auxiliary.) Raymond Dobson Is Exalted Ruler of Elks Raymond C. Dobson, publisher of the Minot Daily News, became the Grand Exalted Ruler of the Order of Elks on July 4, 1966 in Dallas, Tex. (Another North Dakota resident—Sam Stern, Fargo—held this high office for the 1952-53 term.) Dobson was born on a farm in Otter Tail County near Parkers Prairie in Minnesota, and was raised and educated in Minnesota before moving to North Dakota. He entered newspaper work as a cub reporter, and in a 44-year career became advertising manager, business manager, and finally publisher. For his outstanding work in the newspaper field, he has received honors from local and national press associations. Active in civic and community affairs all of his life, Dobson is a member of the First Presbyterian Church the Masons, Shriners, Kiwanis and Minot Country Club. He has served two terms on a state Interracial Council was chairman of the Red Cross war fund drive, has been president of the Minot Chamber of Commerce, and is on the board of directors of St. Joseph's Hospital in Minot. Dobson became a member of the Elks in 1923, and was elected exalted ruler of the Minot lodge in 1931 He became a state officer of the Order in 1933, and was active on the state level—state president in 1954—until 1956 when he advanced to the national level of Elk activity. After serving in several national posts, he resigned as a grand trustee to accept the post of Grand Exalted Ruler to which he was unanimously elected last July Mrs. Dobson, the former Gene Heggen of Minot, appeared with her husband when he was inducted into office. Also present were the Dobson's children: a son and a daughter. In his acceptance speech, Dobson told his brother Elks to take as their slogan for the coming year: "Be enthusiastic! Live and Help Live." c- L h !, s ,l og , an is one that has obviously served the Grand oniorth ee '" h ' S VearS ° f devotion to tne P e °P |e

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