of 60 /60

Embed Size (px)

Transcript of ^ GRAND LODGE


<;gPTEMBER 1957


'M ^

U ^ •

Im glad they

still brew a beer

like this!"


* iii -at i'e'd ^



Miller Brewing Co-. Milw,, Wis.

20" TALLBUYDIRECTSove over Big Sister






The most breathtaking new doll of the year! "Big Sister" is a gorgeousyoung lady with high heels and a tiny, slender waist. Talented and beautiful she dances right along with you when you hold her pert, little bond.Hers is a chic costume of baby blue, shimmering taffeta and flowertrimmed VELVET jacket. Her billowy, lace trimmed slip and nylon hosecompletean outfitof glamourand elegance. Her long permanently rootedBlonde Saran hair can be washed and set in newest styles. She is completelywashable and has an unbreakable, fully-jointed plastic body. Her walkingmechanism is fully guaranteed.


she sitsshe kneels

she dances













Please rush al once $12.95 volue BIG SISTER DOU $5.95. If I om not100% delighted I <anreturnfor o prompt rotund.• Send prepaid. J©ncloje I jSend C.O.O.

50c additional for shipping. I—J I will paypodaso.




(In Canoda $8.95—Nfr«k, 214 Main Toronto 13,Ont.

Tom Wrigley Writes from WASHINGTON

According to government experts- and U. S. Chamber of Commerce

heads, business should continue on ahigh level the rest of the year butwith prices continuing to climb. Howto hold down inflation remains a mostserious problem. Commerce Department, in reporting that production ofgoods and services hit a new record$414.5 billion total last year, alsomade known that about half of thesix per cent increase over 1955 resulted from inflation. Agriculture wasthe only major industry to show noincrease. Senator Harry F. Byrd ofVirginia, Senate watchdog over government spending, says the 1940 dollaris now worth 49.8 cents. Some putit even lower. Cost of living has ri.sensteadily month after month. Federal,state and local taxes, meanwhile, takeabout one third of the national income. Individuals with fixed incomes,such as letiremunt annuities and pensions and those in a business whichcannot absorb increased costs, areIjeing hit by tlie inflation spiral. Theaverage man in the street on the otherhand is paying little attention to inflationary trends. As prices go up,his wages go up and installment payments are more attractive than ever.Senator B\rd's warning, however, ihat

world confidence in the Americandollar is the chief restraint on Russianaggression should be remembered. Abale of greenbacks is worth only whatthe stuff will buy.

Move by TruckAir Force finds it is cheaper to

move by truck than to use its owntransport planes. A trucking concernmoved almost 600,000 pounds of officeequipment from its Aerochart andInformation Services from Washingtonto its new offices in St. Louis. Classifiedmaterial was shipped in sealed casesinside sealed trucks guarded by AirForce police. Nothing leaked. Some400 employees also have moved to St.Louis.

War Against LampreysFishermen will be happy to know

that U. S. Fish and Wild Life Service ishot on the trail of a killer which willdestroy the loathsome lamprey eels. Ittested 4,346 chemicals and compoundsand finally found two poisons whichkill lamprey larvae but do not injuretrout fingerlings or other fish. Thechemicals are now being tried out intwo streams and a report may soon beissued. Lamprey eels fasten themselvesonto fish and suck their blood. In LakeMichigan the annual lake trout harvestfell from 6.5 million pounds in 1946 to34 pounds in 1955. If the poisons workthey will be ready for the lampreyswhen they run up the streams to spawnnext spring.

Committee Keeps FightingThe House Un-American Activities

Committee, fighting communism since1938, will ask the next session of Congress in January to change its name toHouse Internal Security Committee andgive it a new charter. This, it is expected, will offset the crippling blow itreceived through the Supreme Courtdecision in the John T. Watkins case.Meantime, Chairman Francis Walter,of Pa., said the Committee will keepgoing this fall, looking into communistinfiltration in the union labor and communications fields. In Novem])er it willgo after communist activities in PuertoRico. Prf)cedurcs will conform to theSupreme Court decision.

Brain'' to Track SatelliteAn amazing machine is ready in

Washington to track the first earth satellite when it is fired into space duringthis Geophysical Year. It will give answers in a few seconds to calculationswhich would take mathemlitical expertshours to compute. The electronic brain,

a product of IBM, has rows of coloredlights and series of levers and buttons.When the satellite is laimched at PatrickAir Force Base in Florida, its radio signals will first be picked up at AntiguaIsland in the British West Indies. Theywill be relayed quickly to Project Vanguard Center in Washington and thetapes will be put on punchcards whichwill be fed into the machine. In twoseconds scientists will know if the satellite is "up" and other tracking stationswill be alerted. The height, tlie pathand the speed of the tiny 21-inch globeas it sends out its tiny radio impulseswill then be checked and the machinewill give the answers.

Seek Plane LoansFeeder airlines around the country

want the government to help them modernize their fleets of planes, 90 per centof which are DC-3 two motor jobswhich came out 21 years ago. Theywant the government to guarantee private loans up to $5 million per feederline. Better planes would cut downfederal subsidies now totaling some $30million per year, they claim.

Champ Truck DriverTruck Driver-of-the-Year 1957 is Ear

nest Koedel, 29, of Missouri who hascovered a half million miles without anaccident. Receiving his award here hesaid "common sense and courtesy to theother fellow" is the way to avoid accidents on the road.

Potomac PotatoesAge limit of 57 years for reappoint-

ment of District teachers may be extended by Congress . . . GovernmentPrinting Office printers want a 37.5hour work week . . . U. S. InformationAgency's new pamphlet, "Dwight D.Eisenhower—Soldier of Peace," has beensent to 80 countries . . . Doctor billshave jumped 19 per cent, hospitals 39per cent and dentists 13 per cent in thepast six years . . . Stohlman's candyshop, operated by members of the family for 137 years here, is closed becausethey don't want to run it any more . . .Government Employes Insurance Company, with over 400,000 policyholders,is building a new $5 million ollice . . .District hotels are booming and expecta record fall even with Congress in recess . . . Yokohama's mayor sent DistrictCommissioner Renah F. Camalier a giftof a Japanese pagoda with nine tiersand the Commission is having the dickens of a time trying to put the 3,500pounds of little stone blocks and bronzebells together. No do-it-yourself instructions came with it.



THE NEW SMITH-CORONA PACEMAKER!Visit your local Smith-Corona dealer today, and havehim show you the new Pacemaker —biggest hig typewriter bargain ever! Notice its rugged, all-around steelframe construction. Feast yonr eyes on its beautiful, modern design. Try for a moment its light, comfortable touch.See its speedy, efficient action. All of these features combine in the new Pacemaker to bring you clear, clean,crisp correspondence even at the hands of inexperiencedor part-time typists. And one of the finest features of thenew Smith-Corona Pacemaker is its low, low, low price.Drop in for a dramatic demonstration today!

Look at these pacemaker features!

Quickset Margins — Quickly set with a flick of the fingerl

Flick-Set Tgbulation — Set or clear stops easily, instantly!

Customsfyled Keyboard — Speed, ease, no waste mofionl

Half-Spacing — Easiest, simplest method of error control I

Full-Width Tabulation — Saves you time in correspondence!


Golt has changedsince 1830

but the good taste ofTEACHER'S

never changes!

The Trophy is a replica ofthe TEACHER'S TROPHY

held by winner of P. G.A.Seniors' Championship.



S6 PROOF • Blended Scotch WhiskySchieffelin & Co., New York



VOL. 36 NO. 4



Chairman Vlee-Chairman

JAMES T. HALLINAN WADE H. KEPNER EARL E. JAMESTreasurer Secretory Ajjt. Secy, and As$t. Treoi.

REGINA M. FISHERAssociate Editor

W. H. MAGRATHController




JOHN SCHMITTCirculation Manager

GENEVIEVE G. CONOVERAdvertising Production

EDWARD FAUSTPromotion Manager

EDITORIAL OFFICES, 386 Fourth Avenue, New York 16, N. Y.





MORALE-BUILDERS U.S.A. Elks National Service Commission 10


FOR ELKS WHO TRAVEL by Horace Siitton 12










ROD AND GUN by Dan Holland 33TRAVELGUIDE : 41

ELKS WORKSHOP by Harry Walton 54



360 North MIehlsan AvenueSTATE 2-6662


NEW YORK 16386 Fourth AvenueMURRAY HILL 4-5495

LOS ANGELES 171709 West 8th Street

DUNKIRK 8-81 1 I

SAN FRANCISCO 4927 Mills Building

EXBROOK 2-4073

PORTLAND 4, ORE.217 Times Building

CAPITOL 7-3718

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: POSTMASTER-Please moii Form 3579 notices to: THE ELKS MAGAZINE386 Fourth Avenue, New York 16, N, Y.

Members aro askcJ, In charglns address to semi tliis Intorina^^ (li Name; (2l IxjOrb number: (3) Memberslilo

Subscription? iiro nayablc In advnncc. Manii.scriins mil?! be lyiicMrllten aiui appompiinireturn via llrsi class mail. ' "

Copurivht. toil

ic in advance. Manu.scn aiui appompiiniecl bv no^jtucL- for tlieifil. They will be liamilc.l uilb cure bin tbu Mawiiziac ussin ic; iio rojin n»o7. hu the BcuccoUnt and Profdivc Ordrr ol m, ol


Boston University conducted a two-day Institute on cerebralpalsy recently, andduring the meetingsthis photograph wastoken with, from left:Dr. Robert Oxnam,Vice President of Boston University; JohnF. AAalley, Chairmanof the Elks NotionalFoundotion; Mr. Nelson Morshman, Executive Director of Mass.United Cerebral Palsy,and Dr. Arthur G.Miller, Director of theCerebrol Palsy Institute.


In addition to the "Joy of Giving"column tliat appears regularly in TheElks Magazine, this month there is additional Foundation editorial materialthat deserves the attention of all ourreaders, particularly since Past GrandExalted Ruler John F. Malley, Chairman of the Foundation, reported at theConvention in San Francisco that thisyear the Foundation was the recipientof approximately $500,000. This represented the greatest increase of thePrincipal Fund in the history of theFoundation. On page 26, there is a fullreport on the "Most Valuable StudentsAwards" for the year, and, on the op-


posite page, the announcement of the1957-1958 Award Contest, which deserves the attention of every lodge. Thedigest of Mr. Malley's Report at theConvention and the award announcements of Past Grand Exalted RulerFloyd E. Thompson appear in connection with our coverage of the Secondand Third Business Sessions.

"The Golden Heart of Elkdom," ofwhich every penny of gifts is directlyused for benevolent purposes, since allexpenses of the Foundation are paid bythe Grand Lodge, continues to groweach year as a unique institution in agreat Fraternity.

Chairman Gerald L. Powell of the Indiana Elks Scholorship Committee, center, ond four studentswho hove been helped along toward higher education by Elks National Foundation awords.At left are Samuel Stegman, Peru, and Sandra Decker, Lafayette; at right, Brendo Bryant,Evansville, and James Kruger, Gory.

Enough coverage

is importanl-!


PROTECTION PLANdesigned for firms

with 5 or more employees

• ••gives employerand employeethese modern

3-way benefits:

OLife Insurance

Payable at death to beneficiary. Accidental death benefit optional.

eWeekly Indemnity Benefit

Payable for total disabiliiy due lo non-occupational accident or sickness. DifTer-ent amounts and bencfU periods available.

©Medical Care Benefits

To help meet hospital, medical and surgical expenses due to non-occupationalaccident or sickness. Several benefit schedules available for insured employees andtheir dependents.

Ask your New York Life agent for information now, or write to address below.

Individual policies or a group contractmay bo available, depemiing upon numberoJ employees and applicable state law.


51 Madison Avenue, New York 10, N. Y.

A Mutual Company Founded in

The New York Life Agent inYour Community is a Good Man to Know


TTje 30 Years WarOnly three decades ago this month? Dempsey—Tunney in Chicago.


Illustrated by MORTON KVNSTLER


I ^

Tunncy tvon each of the first six rounds, but Dempsey had never learned to he discouraged.

0N THE EVE OF THIS YEAR'S KENTUCKYDERBY, in the same crowded city of Louisville, apatient entry known as Joey Maxim was wearing thegreen (for cool cash) silks of Jack "Doc" Kearns, thecelebrated trainer of flesh. Joey, who had once beenthe light-heavyweight champion of the world, was ledfrom the paddock, or dressing room, for a test of tenslow furlongs with a handsomely muscled colt namedEddie Machen. It didn't surprise anybody in the lightlypopulated arena that Joey came in second in this specialevent. Most of his friends were relieved to see him

escape with his skull, plus a fair share of the televisionreceipts. Even so, I can't say it was fun. There was thelegendary Mr. Kearns, whose name will always remainlinked with Jack Dempsey's, looking like a tired old

bird of prey, and picking up peanuts instead of a feast.It was then that somebody said, "It's thirty years sinceDempsey fought Tunney that second time in Chicago.Can you imagine—thirty years?" I'm afraid I can.

Thirty years ago, when nearly all of us had haii-, boxing had entered what has been perhaps too often andtoo lyrically referred to as its "golden age." In the borough of the Bronx, for instance, when I was seventeen,one of the principal promoters of amateur boxing wasthe identical B.P.O.E. that owns and operates this magazine. I fought a young man named Mueller for theElks one night, and he was neither benevolent nor protective, but there is no reason to discuss that now. Thisparticular lodge was located on tlie Grand Concourse,

(Continued on page 48)


Among the charitable projects of the Wyoming Elks Assn. is the Society for Cnpp e ' fenAdults, the Wyoming branch of which recently received this station wagon from t etion. Miss Marge Hurst, Executive Director for Crippled Children, accepted the ht ® ® ®from State Committee Chairman Rowland Jones, left, as Board Member A. R- ryer oo s o .

Over 3,000 AttendOregon Elks' Meeting

The Oregon Elks Assn. Conventionat Coos Bay, a three-day event openingMay 30th, was one of the most successful in the organization's history. Over3,000 Elks and their ladies enjoyedgolf, bowling, deep-sea fishing and trap-shooting, and were thrilled by one ofthe longest and most colorful paradesin many years.

Vern Moore of Klamath Falls waselected President to succeed D. V.Bulger, and Vice-Presidents include JackG. judson, Ontario, J. H. Moore, Prine-ville. Warren D. Handle, Albany, andFred Stefani, Oregon City. H, M.Randall of Salem and Harold Harp ofTillamook remain as Treas. and Secy,,respectively. H. D. McCurdy, Jr., Enterprise. was chosen Trustee to serve withD. E. Starks, Gresham, Otto Streit-berger, Myrtle Creek, Neil T. Smith,Burns, and Wm. H. Warden, Lebanon.Walton White, Grants Pass, is Chaplain;William Thomas, La Grande, Tiler;Lou Grager, Klamath Falls. Sgt.-at-Arms; John D. Graham, Salem, Asst.Sgt.-at-Arms, and A. f. Beeler, McMinn-ville, Inner Guard.

Scholarships of $800 each wereawarded to Judith M. Krieg, Mary Mc-Cleary and Gary L. Neal, while -^400Elk.s National Fovnidation awards wentto Miss Krieg, Jolin VV. Gould and R. A.Seiderman. Dorothy M. \'etters and JanG. Wyers wcrt- honored as top Youth

Leaders for the State, with four otherstudents also receiving awards.

Roseburg was chosen as next yearsmeeting place, with a January sessionat Grants Pass.

Special Services OpenSouth Carolina Meeting

More than 400 Elks and their wivesattended the South Carolina Conventionat Myrtle Beach which opened June14th with a Memorial Service, followedby a joint Flag Day Service in which alllodges of the State participated. Col.F. S. Gabreski, Commanding Officer ofthe Myitle Beach Air Force Base, wasthe principal speaker.

On die 15th, the closing day of thesession, Past Grand Exalted Ruler JohnS. McClelland gave a fine address at thebusiness meeting when it was announced that Anderson Lodge had wontop honors in the Ritualistic Contestwith Sumter in second place. Elected onthis occasion were Thomas W. Kerlin,Sumter, Pres.; L. M. Hobbs, Darhngton,Vice-Pres., East; Robert J. Ariail, Greenville, Vice-Pres., West, and James E.Parker, Jr., Rock Hill, (reelected) Secy.

That evening State Scholarship Chairman A. J. Tamsberg presented seven$400 scholarship awards. In addition,lodge-donated scholarships totaled $7,-600. State Youth Activities ChairmanSam B. Doughton rewarded the State'sYouth Leaders.

D. E. Lambourne

Addresses Utah ElksThe highly successful Convention of

the Utah Elks A.ssn. took place May16th, 17th and 18th, with the Elks ofSt. George, "Dixie", Lodge as hosts.

Highlight of the meeting was the wellreceived and inspiring address delivered by 1956-57 Grand Est. Lead.Knight D. E. Lambourne at the finalsession in the Dixie Theater, settingfor the impressive Memorial Service'sin which the Elks' ladies participatedwith host P.E.R. Wm. A. Barlocker asCommittee Chairman. Horse-racing atthe Posse Grounds and a barbecue inCity Park were popular social featuresof this meeting, at which the followingwere installed: Pres., W. E. Blaylocl^Ogden; 1st Vice-Pres., Jack B. Parson^Park City; 2nd Vice-Pres., Rex Harris^

George Morris of Olym-pia Lodge, Youth Activities Chairman forthe Washington ElksAssn., left, presentsawards to State YouthLeaders Nancy Rosarioof Puyallup and EdwinCase of Pasco duringthe outstanding 55thAnnual Convention ofthe Association atWalla Walla.

Below: Committeemen for the successful Oregon Convention at CoosBay were, left fo right, foreground, General Chairman Guy Rea,Howard Maple, E.R. Lloyd Quick, P.E.R. Ralph Moe and Tom Miller;second row, P.E.R. Eric Saukkonen, Bid Bentz and Frank Anderson.

Above: Retiring Grand Esquire Vincent Groeott of California is v/el-comed fo Burley for the Idaho Convention by, left to rtghf, foreground,host lodge Secy. P.D.D. R. L. Pence, incoming State Pres. Fred Hilliard,Chairman Wm. S. Hawkins of the Grand Lodge Judiciary Committee, retiring State Pres. Loris Winn ond host E.R. Ross L. GreenweM.

Cedar City; 3rd Vice-Pres., John C.Green, Jr., Price; Chaplain, John D.Quinn, Cedar City; Inner Guard, Hamilton Laird, Eureka "Tintic"; Secy.,Kenneth H. Roth, Salt Lake City;Treas., William J. Greer, Ogden; Sgt.-at-Arms, Jack Smith, Jr., Price, andOrganist, J. Vernon Barrus, Ogden.

A month later, at a meeting of tlieofficers and executive committee of thisgroup, a resolution was unanimouslyadopted to present P.E.R. Seth Billingsof Provo Lodge, P.D.D., former member of the Grand Lodge Auditing Committee and Past State Pres., for theoffice of Grand Tiler.

Wyoming RitualisticTitle Goes to Sheridan

The Wyoming Elks Assn.'s three-dayConvention at Casper closed on May18th with Sheridan Lodge holding theState Ritualistic Championship. Theannouncement was made at the Association Banquet when Past Grand ExaltedRuler Floyd E. Thompson was thespeaker. Following the Banquet, thePresident's Ball took place.

An estimated 750 Elks, many withtheir wives, registered for the meetingat which R. J. Bertagnolli, Jr., of RockSprings was elected President. Hislodge, which was honored at the Convention for having made the largestcontributions to charity in the Stateover a ten-year period, was selected asthe 1958 Convention host. Serving withMr. Bertagnolli will be Vice-PresidentsRowland Jones, Thermopolis, J. T.Groves, Lusk, and Arnold Veile, Wor-land; Sgt.-at-Arms R. H. Morrow, Sheridan; Chaplain Carl Eberhart, Laramie;Inner Guard M. E. Nichols, Cheyenne,and Tiler Harold Fallbeck, Riverton.Retiring Pres. G. K. Forster of Casper isfive-year Trustee.

A total of $1,600 in scholarships wasawarded to deserving students, withAugust L. Keyes receiving the ElksNational Foundation Award for theState, and Dave Wilev and Marcia

Masters honored as Youth Leaders.The Association also presented a newstation wagon to the Crippled Children's Home in Thermopolis.

Large California GroupAttends Arizona Session

The 42nd Annual Convention of theArizona Elks Assn. convened at Nogaleson May 30th, 31st and June 1st, withPres. L. Cedric Austin presiding. Some800 Elks and their ladies, representingthe State's 21 lodges, were joined byPast Grand Est. Lead. Knight M. H.Starkweather and such distinguishedvisitors as Past Grand Exalted RulerL. A. Lewis, Chairman C. P. Heben-streit of the Grand Lodge Youth Activities Committee, Grand Tiler John Martin, State Pres. Owen Keown and Chairman R. Leonard Bush of the MajorProject Committee, all of California,and Vice-Pres. Max Busch of the NewMexico Elks Assn. Mr. Lewis delivereda stirring address on the 30th whichwas warmly received by the delegates.

Reports were given on the progressof the Arizona Elks Hospital at Tucson,the Assn.'s Major Project, and on theprograms of the Committees workingwith the Elks National Service Commission at the State's three VA Hospitals. San Manuel Lodge No. 2007,Arizona's newest branch of the Order,was voted a membership in the Association, and Bisbee Lodge took the lead inthe 18-team Ritualistic Contest overPhoenix, Tucson and Yuma in that order.

Phoenix Lodge, which sponsored Miss








*Ncw Jersey








IndianapolisRahwaySanta Barbara

Youngstown'Seasonal Conferences


Sept. 7-8

Scpl. 12-13-14

Sept. 21-22

Sept. 26-27-28

Sept. 28-29

Sept. 29

Oct. 9-10-11-12

Oct. 18-19-20

Nancy Louise Babel, the State YouthLeader who won first place in the ElksNational Youth Leadership Contest,will be host to the 1958 Convention.Until that time the following will handleAssociation matters: Pres. John D.Rakes, Tucson; Vice-Presidents JoeWeidinger, Winslow, and Arthur Welch,Miami; Secy. Victor David, Tucson, andTreas. (reelected) A. W. Crane,Phoenix.

Burley Lodge Host toIdaho Convention

Nearly 700 Elks and their wivesregistered for the June 6-7-8 meeting ofthe Idaho Elks Assn. at Burley, whenGrand Esquire Vincent H. Groeott ofCalifornia and Chairman William S.Hawkins of the Grand Lodge JudiciaryCommittee, a Coeur d'Alene Elk, werefeatured speakers.

The Association's principal charitableproject is the Elks Rehabilitation Centerat Boise, and the new building forthis hospital is to be completed thismonth, with plans for an October 19thdedicatory ceremony.

Business got under way with thePresident's Breakfast on June 7th honoring Loris Winn who was succeededas head of this organization by FredHilliard of Pocatello. Elected to servewith Mr. Hilliard are Vice-Pres.-at-Large William MacKnight, Jerome;Vice-Presidents James H. Gridley, Coeurd'Alene, and E. J. Elliott, Sandpoint;Secy. A. J. Schatz, Pocatello. SandpointLodge will be host to the 1958 Convention ne.xt June.

Among the highly enjoyable socialevents of this gathering were a Bar-B-Que and picnic at the local countryclub, with dancing each evening at thehome of the host lodge. The KelloggElks Brass Band and the Drum andBugle Corps of Wallace Lodge were onhand to add musical interest to theoccasion, entertaining in two streetparades, a concert for the generalpublic and other functions.

You and the Elks National Service Commission

Among the Elk groups which ougment with gifts of their own thebenefits provided to hospitalized servicemen by the National ServiceCommission are the lodges of the Rhode Island State Assn. During Itsrecent Convention, this organization presented a $1,722.50 closed-circuit television camera to the Providence VA Hospital. Photographedwhen that presentation was made were, left to right, incoming StatePres. James W. Leighton, Chairman Dr. Edward C. Morin of the ElksHospital Service Committee, Hospital Recreation Director Edward J.McGrory, a member of Pawtucket Lodge, and former Chief Justice ofthe Grand Forum John E. Mullen. In taking recognition of this gift, theVAVS presented a framed Award of Merit to the Assn. This Hospitalis the first to have a closed TV circuit which is expected to be atremendous morale-building factor. It will provide many happy hours,especially for quarantined patients who will be able to visit with theirfamilies via the TV screen; courses of instruction may be televised, andoutdoor events may be carried to non-ambulatory patients.

Morale-Builders, U.S.AFrom widely separated areas

of the Nation comes photo

graphic evidence of the di

versified programs through

which the Elks remember

our servicemen

view of the veteran audience for one of the many shows put on at Jacksonville State Hospital by the Illinois West Central Elks


Above: Louisiana Elk dignitaries were photographed as they presenteda shipment of fine tooling leather to the U.S. Veterans Hospital atNew Orleans for its occupational therapy program. Left to right arehospital patient Jos. J. Riley, Acting Mgr. John R. Parrish of theHospital, Chief Therapist M. Jeanne Riviere, New Orleans E.R. HowordW. Lenfant, D.D. James H, Aitken, Committee Chairman, and convalescing veterans Tony J. Fosko, Barrett Hall and Roy S. Jerkins.


Below: A large roll of leather, processed by the Calif. Elks Assn., ispresented to the neuro-psychiatric VA Hospital at Fort Mackenzie byElks of Sheridon, Wyo. Left to right are P.E.R. and lodge Secy. RobertB. Mulholland, Elk Committee Chairman H. A. Livingston, Fort Mackenzie's Recreation Chief William Bokenkroger, Therapist Paul Hommontreeand Felix Sowada, Administrotive Executive for Medical Therapy.

A Message

'3^ HIS first message is directed primarily to the ExaltedRulers and Subordinate Lodge officers, but with equal application to the officers of our many splendid State Associations.I was tremendously thrilled by your reception of my programfor the year, as outlined at the San Francisco meeting. I feelthat we have a common understanding, each with the other,and with an acute awareness of the responsibilities that wehav« undertaken. The record that has been written was madeby others, but the record that is now being made is ours.Let's make it a good one.

The office of Exalted Ruler, or State President, like that ofthe Grand Exalted Ruler, carries with it many burdens andresponsibilities, but it also affords rare privileges to be ofservice to your Lodge, your community and your fellowman.As we swing into the beginning of the most active and mostproductive period of your Lodge year, let's start off with are-dedication of the spirit of your installation last April, andtlien so dramatically emphasized at San Francisco.

With the rapid approach of fall initiations and inter-lodgevisits, now is the time to sharpen up your ritual. First impressions are indeed likely to be lasting, so be sure that thenew members' first impression of you, your Lodge and tlieOrder of Elks is the very best that you can make it.

With the opening of the social and activity season, now isthe time to further extend our membership. And, as ourmajor project for the year, see to it that these new membershave a planned and interesting indoctrination into all of thewonderful works of Elkdom.

And now is always the time for a greater participation inthe Elks National Foundation, tlie great heart of Elkdom."

My program for the year is in your hands; it is ambitiousbut not difficult, and I expect its full performance. Then we,too, as our predecessors have done, may point with prideand say that this record, our record, is truly Elkdom's proudrecord and America's rich reward.

from theGrand






for Elks who






Around the world by word in eight minutes.

n llOUACK >( i rox

Hamilton, BermudaMaybe you always have orange juice

for breakfast but if you're in Bermudaon a Sunday morning and would like tolive in the traditional Bermuda manner,you will eschew orange juice for codfishand bananas. They are eaten together;worse yet, the bananas are sliced andfried with the fish.

Bogota, ColombiaAirline people flying into this South

American republic say you can live hereon $10 a day, in luxury. Example; Sixteen cents will fetch you from one sideof town to the other in a modern taxi-cab. Three cents will carry your personin a crosstown bus. Sixteen cents willbuy an orchid for madam. A single roomin a luxury hotel is $5, and a full coursedinner with wine and steak is under thetwo dollar barrier. U. S. first-run colorfilms—movies that is—are forty cents top

in the better theaters. The country peddles coffee, emeralds and oil. The rubber, gums and balsams in its forestshaven t even been tapped yet.

Blowing Rock, N. C.The newest attraction here in the

Daniel Boone country of WataugaCountyis a tiny train named "Tweetsie,"which rattles around the shoulder ofRoundhouse Mountain several times aday carrying visitors to a shaded glendotted with picnic areas and loopedwith hiking trails. The train, known asTweetsie, leaves Tweetsie Station several times daily for an excursion whichin its course takes the train across athree-decker trestle fifty feet high andup a grade of four per cent.

Tweetsie was named Tweetsie because her whistle, when she ran overthe East Tennessee and Western NorthCarolina s narrow gauge tracks, could

(1 ir n 1 n n n


Illustrated by Ted Miller

be heard from near and far. She linkedJohnson City, Tennessee, and Boone inher day. She was bought and ownedfor a time by Gene Autry, then finallybrought home to the Carolina hills,where she is now the only railroad inthe county. Her station is a replica ofan old one, and the present terminus ofthe track will eventually be the site ofTweetsieville, a reproduction of a mountain community of the 1880 s.

Atlantic City, N. J.If there are men in the house who

have been toying with the idea of relaxing for a few cool days at AtlanticCity, the time to come down here wouldbe the week of September 3rd. Beginning that day the city by the sea, homeof salt water taffy and rolling chairs anda boardwalk, will be the scene of theannual Miss America contest. A total

Travelguide on Page 41

of 51 lookers have already registered.Among them will be Jennie RebeccaBlatchford from Hollidaysburg, Pa., whois also preparing for her doctorate inspeech correction and audiology at theUniversity of Michigan. In other words,if you develop a whistle when you talkto Miss B., shell have it corrected in notime. Miss Missouri is none other thanthe 18-year-old daughter of WalkerCooper, famed catcher of the St. LouisCardinals. She is Sara Ann Cooper andher hobby is compiling a history ofbaseball. Miss Massachusetts is a Lithuanian who arrived here from Germanyseven years ago with no knowledge ofEnglish. Her name is Dolly Hirsch, is asophomore at Emerson College, andwill compete from Massachusetts. Theweather ought to be lovely and after all,who can deny the scenery will be terrific.

Washington, D. C.Over half a million passports were

issued the first six months of this yearfor a 6.2 rise. Nearly 50,000 came fromNew York City alone, followed by Chicago and Los Angeles. New York andCalifornia together accounted for 34.6per cent of the total, and if you want toknow who has been traveling abroad,there were more housewives than anybody, then students, clerk-secretaries,retired people, teachers, military persons, engineers, executives, doctors anddentists, laborers and then lawyers. Halfadmitted they were going for pleasure,only about 35,000 said they were off inpursuit of commercial business.

OsloThe Norwegian American liner "Oslo-

fjord" in announcing its big cruise of1958 proves that ships are becomingmore and more adventuresome, as longas there are passengers to pay thefreight. Its South Atlantic and Africanexcursion, on which it sails February11th, visits Pinheiro Point, on the Amazon, Brazil, St. Helena in the SouthAtlantic, Capetown, then Luanda, Angola; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Conakry,French Guinea; and on to Fakar, Senegal, which is back around the corner.

Tobago, B. W. I.Anybody who saw "Heaven Knows,

Mr. Allison," saw Tobago, a lovelyisland that looks like the South Pacificbut is really twenty minutes from Trinidad. Not much goes on in Tobago, butdiere are goat races a few times a year,and there are secret formulas handeddown from one generation of goat racersto another to make the nannies go fast.Lord Dillon, one of the island's mostsuccessful goat racers, sort of the AlyKhan of the paper munchers, says forthat extra speed so necessary to a racinggoat feed him hog plum bush. It buildsmuscles. Extra candy. It gives energy.Also, bathe the goat in the sea. It keepsthe joints limber.

ParisAncient France is offering some star

tling vacations, among them tours of thecastles of the Loire VaUey by helicopter. The trips, which will flutter outof Paris, are operated by Sabena, theBelgian airline which has made a specialty of helicopter travel in Europe.The Loire is sprinkled with many beautiful castles of flamboyant days, but thetrip by car was arduous and long.

New YorkIf any week-end sportsman would

like to settle a bet, the American Express Co. says it has taken a surveywhich proves that anglers and huntersoutnumber golfers nine to one. Although 4 million golfers descend on5,000 courses across the country whenthe weather is nice, some 32 million fishin streams from New York to California

and go after everything from duck todeer in the fall hunting season. Aboutfifteen per cent are women. Among"fishermen" one in five is a fisherwoman.

MadridIn case you're going to Madrid, you

can get Spanish lessons free by tuningin The Voice of Spain, a nightly shortwave broadcast in English beamed toNew York at 10:15 (Eastern StandardTime). It is a forty-five minute showand you can find it over the 32 and 49meter bands (9.36 and 6.13 meterbands). Besides the lessons, tourists tobe are buttered up with travel information, interviews with visiting Americans,history lessons and bullfight results.

ViennaMotels are kind enough to post va

cancy or "no vacancy" signs, but whynot hotels? Why not indeed, say theAustrains who unfurl a "bed flag." Itcomes in a variety of colors, each ofwhich depicts a small figure pointing toa bed. When the flag is flying, a bed iswaiting.

HOTEL PICCADILLYTV and A^r-Condilioning Available

GARAGEBanquet FacHitlei 50 to 400

James P. Somervilte. Resident Mgr.Fred. J. McBride, Alonogmg Direcfc

227 WesI 4Slh Street, New York 36 • Circle 6-6600


ON $150 A MONTHOf less in a resort area, 365 days of sun a year, drytemp. 65-80°. Or maint.iin lux. villa, servants, ALLexpenses $200-250 a mo. Am.-EnR. colony on lake60 mi. long. 30 min. to city of V2 million, mcdicalcenter. Schools, arts, sports. Few hours by Air.Tram bus, PAVED roads all the way. Full-timeservants, maids, cooks. 57 to S15 a mo., filet mifinon50c lb., coffee 45c. gas 15c s.il. Gin, rum. brandy65c-85c fth., whiskey S2.50 qt. Houses SlO mo. up.No fog smog, confusion, jitters. Serene livine amonsworld's'most"considerate people. For EXACTLY howAmericans arc living on Sl50—S250 a mo.. AirmailS2 00 for COMPLETE currcnt information, photos,prices, roads, hotels, huntinc. tishinR, vacationing.ind livine conditions from Am. viewpoint (Pcrs.Chk, OK) to BOB THAYRR, Box 12-H Ajijic, Jal.,Mexico, (Allow 2 weeks for delivery,)



Among the Elk dignitaries who played leading roles in the institution of Northgate-Memphis(Frayser), Tenn., Lodge, No. 2039, included, left to right, foreground, P.D.D. W. H. Foster, D.D.Raleigh M. Fisher, the new lodge's first E.R. Morey Evans, Secretary Hugh W. Hicks of the GrandLodge Pension Committee, State Pres. Henry W. Beaudoin, P.D.D. John A. Gasell and State TrusteeJohn Smith. In the background; P.D.D. W. J. Neese, Nashville E.R. Sam E. Aaron, Past State Pres.E. J. Nunn, Memphis P.E.R. J. B. Linton and Special Deputy S. J. Elkins, Jr.

Elk header Mahes FinalVisits to Ohio Lodges

During the closing weeks of his termas Grand Exalted Ruler, Fred L. Bohnmade several visits to lodges of his ownState.

Greeted at the city line on June 26thby a delegation of Elks from Das'tonLodge No. 58 led by E.R. George C.Stoecklein, Mr. Bohn and State Assn.Pres. James W. Plummer were escortedto the lodge home for a reception andluncheon attended by a capacity crowdof members and special guests.

P.D.D. Marc C. Huinpert was General Chairman for the program and out-of-town Elks on hand included PastState Pres. Charles Schmidt, StateTi-ustee John D. Quinn, D.D. FranklinA. Wurstner, Troy E.R. Thomas Ros-zell and Father Michael Hinssen ofCincinnati Lodge. They were joined inapplauding Mr. Bohn's forceful plea toencourage juvenile decency and exi>andour youth program.s, by Lt. Jack Pick-ard of the Dayton Police Dept., JudgeFrank Nicholas of Juvenile Court, JudgePaul Sheer of Common Pleas Court,Judge Emmett Jackson, Judge CarlKessler of Municipal Court, J. R. Sol-lenberger, former potentate of the Anti-och Shrine, and Mar.shall Stross, cityeditor of the Dayton Journal Heraldwhich gave the e\-ent wide publicity, as

did the local Daily News and radio andtelevision stations.

Later in the afternoon Mr. Bohn andhis party drove to Hamilton Lodge No.93 where they were honored at a well-attended reception and banquet held atthe lodge's City Club.

Following the ceremony Instituting VanNuys, Calif., Lodge, No. 2028, this classof 1,027 members, right, was initiatedinto the new lodge by San Fernando Elkofficiois. Dignitaries on hand Included,in the photograph below, left to right.State Pres. Owen Keown, Grand TrusteeHorace R. Wisely, Past Grand ExaltedRuler L. A. Lewis, Van Nuys' first E.R.Elmer H. Meyer, D.D. Ronald Bringman,instituting officer, and Chairmen C. P.Hebenstreit of the 1956-57 Grand LodgeYouth Activities Committee.

Other Ohio visits which had beenmade by Mr. Bohn earlier in the monthincluded receptions at Kenton andLima Lodges on the 20th.

Fond du Lac, Wis,, ElksAre Hosts to Teen-Agers

Members of Fond du Lac Lodge No.57 turned over their home to 200 students of Goodrich High School following their annual prom.

Chairman Tom Schuessler of theYouth Activities Committee arranged awell-planned program which began at12:30 a.m. with a showing of the motion picture, "Desk Set", a premierefor the State, at the Retlaw Theater.Then the scene shifted to the lodgehome where the teen-agers danced tothe music of a local orchestra, availedthemselves of the opportunity to usethe home's bowling alleys, enjoyedhamburgers and soda, and finally a full-course breakfast before leaving for theirhomes at five a.m.

The youngsters were carefully chaperoned by members and their wives,with a rigid check-in, check-out systemfollowed.

The program was broadcast overKFIZ and prizes were distributed everyhalf-hour to keep things moving. E.R.


The three faiths were represented at an initiation ceremony conducted byLynbrook, N. Y., Elk officials recently. The candidates, pictured withE.R. John L. Farley, third from left, were, left to right, Rev. Pr. DanielJ. Nelson of Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Rabbi MorrisS. Friedman of Congregation Beth David and Rev. Dr. George C. Elchel-man of Christ Episcopal Church, all of Lynbrook.

Youth Activities Chairman Leon E. Porter, left, and P.E.R. Kenneth R.Knight, second from left, reward Elks National Foundation Scholarshipwinners sponsored by Winston-Salem, N. C., Elkdom. They are, left toright, first-place $200 scholarship winners Miss Koy Krites, who wen!on to win the top award for the State, and Donald Shackleford, andsecond-place $100 award winners Miss Jane Church and Terry Walser.

Frank E. Dittrich and his fellow Elksthoroughly enjoying their temporaryjobs as waiters and pin boys. Evenmore, however, did they enjoy tlie appreciation voiced by the youngsters,their parents and other citizens.

Elk Activity atQuincy^ Mass,

Quincy Lodge No. 943 was host totlie Massachusetts Championship Ritualistic Team from Worcester Lodgesome weeks ago, when the visitors initiated a class of 13 candidates for No.943 under the direction of P.E.R. Joseph A. Aspero. While the WorcesterTeam did not take honors in the GrandLodge Ritualistic Contest in San Francisco, one of its number, Gerard E.Belanger, was selected as All-AmericanChaplain.

Quincy E.R. George W. Clark pre

sided at the meeting, introducing 1956-57 Grand Treas. Edward A. Spry whodelivered a well-phrased address. Atthis session, the lodge presented $100to the Francis Barry Memorial Fundand Elk Charles Murphy turned overto No. 943's Crippled Children's Fundthe receipts of tlie third anniversarysale of gas at his service station. Koreanwar movies were shown bv PaulO'Shea, a member of the lodge, andEntertainment Chairman P. J. Bartolonireported that the Quincy Elks' familyouting had 300 participants.

Record Charter Class forVan ISuySf Calif,^ Lodge

Over 1,600 men became affiliatedwith the Order when Van Nuys LodgeNo. 2028 was instituted by D.D. Ronald R. Bringman and a corps of officialsof the State, among them many

P.D.D.'s. This record-breaking total included 1,027 initiates and 587 memberson transfer dimit. The ceremony bringing these men into Elkdom was handledefficiently by the officers of San Fernando Lodge in tlie presence of over1,000 guests from other lodges, alongwith P.D.D.'s Dr. Duncan Graham of

Mesa, Ariz., and Herbert L. Odlund ofHoquiam, Wash., a Grand Lodge Com-mitteeman.

Past Grand Exalted Ruler L. A.Lewis installed E.R. Elmer H. Meyerand his officers. Other California dignitaries on hand were Grand TrusteeHorace R. Wisely, Chairman C. P. Heb-enstreit of the 1956-57 Grand LodgeYouth Activities Committee, GrandTiler John Martin, Chairman R. Leonard Bush of the Calif. Elks MajorProject Committee and State Assn. Pres.Owen Keown who presented the American Flag to his State's newest lodge.

ADDRKSS OF GRAND EXALTKD RULER H. L BLACKLEDGE: Elks Home, Kearney. NebraskaADDRESS OF GRAND SECRETARY LEE A. DONALDSON: Elks Niitional Memorial Building, 2750 Lake Vi.rw Ave.. Chu-.a-o 14. 111.



Not only did Thomas A. Haggertybecome a member of the Order atthe age of 84, he traveled 1,400miles to do so. Mr. Haggerty andWilliam F. Ramsay had been visiting Florida for 20 years, duringwhich time Mr. Ramsay had often

•urged his friend to join the Orderhe loved so well. When Mr. Ramsay died recently, Air. Haggerty, aresident of Winsted. Conn., appliedfor membership there and by specialruling teas permitted to take theobligation in Clearivater, Fla., Lodge.

We have just been informedthat Roderick J. Dolan of NewYork, N. Y., Lodge has receivedhis Three Gallon Club Pin, signi-fying that he has contributed atotiU of 24 pints of blood to theRed Cross.

Incidentally, we wish to apologizetor the omission of a very importantword in the caption for a photograph in our July issue. In designating the four Galena, 111., Elks included in the picture as donors tothe Blood Bank their lodge sponsors, we stated that each had made"two contributions". Each of thesemen has given two gallons of hisblood, or a total of 16 contributionsapiece. They are Eldon Glick, LloydPhillips, Roy Keller and HomerHaas.

The Elks of Vero Beach, Fla.,put on a spectacular display forthe community on July 4th. Chair-man Frank Alher reports that $700worth of fjreu orks was set off inHohnan Stadium at Uodgertown.

Crisfield, Md., Lodge's YouthCotnmillee, headed by P.E.R. Thomas Blades, this year inaugurated asa major project to "Help YouthGet Ahead" an annual $100 awardfor one student from each of thecounty's four high schools. The student is selected by the principaland faculty, and in addition tojudging their attitude, the offer isbeing made where college attendance might he a financial problemto the student.

When the Connecticut Elksconvened this year, West HavenLodge's 12-year Tiler, Peter J.Moran, was chosen for the fourthtime as the Assn.'s Good WillAmbassador. In his three previousterms, Mr. Moran visited morethan 200 lodges, including nearlyevery lodge in New England,New York and New Jersey.


Officials who played the major roles in the initiation conducted by a group of P.D.D.'s at Lakewood,Calif., Lodge included the initiatory team composed of, left to right, background, P.D.D.'s OscarStutheit, R. J. Gordon, C. P. Wright, retiring Grand Tiler John P. Martin, the Calif. Elks' MajorProject Commission Chairman R. Leonard Bush, W. J. Hawkins and Chairman C. P. Hebenstreit ofthe 1956-57 Grand Lodge Youth Activities Committee; second row, State Assn. Pres. Owen Keown,Past Grand Exalted Ruler L. A. Lewis who delivered a most inspiring talk, host E.R. S. H. Avery,1956-57 D.D. George Hutchinson and Chairman Robert Tronsgard. In the foreground are initiatesR. J. O'Donnell, R. W. Fladboe, Carl Propst, A. J. Brodsky and J. W. Casey.

The All-District Ritualistic officers of Central Colorodo, with the 33 candidates they initiated infoLakewood Lodge as a tribute to D.D. Albert H. Heller. Special guests also pictured include CampbellF. Rice of the 1957-58 Grand Lodge State Associations Committee, Grand Lodge Judiciary Com-mitteeman Jacob L. Sherman and former Chief Justice of the Grand Forum Wilbur Alter.

Photographed when Parsons, Kans., Lodge, No. 527, was instituted with 91 Charter Memberswho elected C. W. Watts as their first Exalted Ruler are the officials who conducted the institution,initiation and installation ceremonies. In the foreground, left to right, are former Grand LodgeCommitteeman Fred H. Kelly, State Assn. Pres. K. F. Goscotgne and D.D. John T. Kirkwood.

These 60 candidates were initiated into Etna Pa., Lodge by its State Ritualistic Champions, pictured in the background, as a tribute to its P.E.R., Grand Secretary Lee A Donaldson

Below: One of Detroit, Mich., Lodge's biggest annual affairs is OldTimers Night which brings together approximately 400 members. Photographed at this year's program, and representing a total of 303 yearsof Elkdom were, foreground, 58-year-Elk Robert Weying Sr centerond 55-year-members A. B. Heavenrich, left, and Albert Garland rightIn the background are 49.year-members J. H. Garlick, left, and WilliamPoroth, right, and Program Chairman Henry Wartosky 37-year-Elk


Left: Ohio State Pres. James Plummer, Secy. Parker J. Obenour and D.D.Elmo Richard, left to right, standing, join E.R. William H. Conner, seatedleft, and Fred L. Bohn in looking over a report on the increase in membership of Kenton, Ohio, Lodge. Mr. Bohn's visit there was the firstthe ledge had received from a Grand Exalted Ruler.

Below: Photographed when Dayton, Ohio, Elkdom welcomed 1956-57Grand Exalted Ruler Fred L. Bohn at a reception and luncheon were,left to right, E.R. George C. Stoecklein, Mr. Bohn, P.D.D. Mare C. Humpertand Pres. James Plummer of the Ohio Elks Assn., Mr. Bohn's secretaryduring his term as leader of the Order.



Above: Prize-winners in the annual Fishing Rodeo sponsored for youngsters of the community by Ansonia, Conn., Lodge are pictured with D.D.Warren G. Harold, Committee Chairman, left background, and Est. LoyalKnight Fronk Hermance, extreme right. Mayor Joseph Doyle was onhond to inspire the 195 children who competed at the pond, stockedwith a fresh supply of trout. Successful anglers were, left to right, foreground, second-place winner Steve Dobrowski, Cotherine Hardaswich,the first girl to register, and third-place Howard Renker; stonding arcgirls' first-prize winner Peggy Turick, and second-prize winner BarbaraCook, and boys' first-prize winner Robert Caesar.

Flood Relief Reportfrom Paintsvillef Ky,

Last February, from the GrandLodge Emergency Fund, $1,000 wasallocated by Grand Exalted Ruler FredL. Bohn to Paintsville, Ky., Lodge, No.1658, for the relief of its member.s whohad suffered substantial losses duringthe disastrous flood in that area. Inaddition, the Elks and their ladies ofLouisville Lodge donated $379.65.

The money was deposited in theFirst National Bank of Paintsville, andan eight-man committee headed byE.R. Wm. D. Salyer attempted to disburse the funds in proportion to theloss suffered. That their efforts weresuccessful is evidenced by E.R. Salyer'sreport that the first checks were issuedtwo days after the lodge received theGrand Lodge contribution, with tenof his fellow members assisted throughsums ranging between $50 and $200.

(Lodge News continued on page 40)This was the scene at Elks Rest in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Mass., when over 200 Elks,friends and relatives of deceased Brothers attended the Memorial Day Eve Service there. Wm. F.Hogan, P.E.R. of Everett Lodge and a Grand Lodge Committeeman, was the speaker.






'pxottcc^M, ^cd<f i^57Meeting in the "city by the

Golden Gate", the 93rd GrandLodge Convention of the B.P.O.E.opened with a Public Session Sundayevening, July 14th, at 8:30 in CivicAuditorium, San Francisco, Calif.,where all the Convention Sessions wereheld. More than 3,000 Elks and theirladies were present.

The Past Grand Exalted Rulers attending the Convention entered the auditorium and seated themselves on theplatform, after which Grand ExaltedRuler Fred L. Bohn and distinguishedguests joined them there.

Honorary Convention Chairman L.A. Lewis, Past Grand Exalted Rulerof the Order, requested the audienceto stand for the playing of the "StarSpangled Banner." He then introducedthe Past Grand Exalted Rulers, payingtribute to their contributions to thework of Elkdom.

The Pledge of Allegiance" was ledby young James Landon, hopelesslycrippled by cerebral palsy five yearsago, and who today is well on his wayto recovery, thanks to the help of theCalifornia Elks.

Mr. Lewis introduced the Hon.George Christopher, Mayor of SanFrancisco, and a member of the Order,who extended the greetings of his city,and San Francisco Lodge ConventionCommittee Chairman Charles S. Peery,who expressed welcome on behalf ofthe 3,500 Elks of his city.

Mr. Lewis next introduced FederalDistrict Judge John W. Delehant andGovernor Victor E. Anderson of Ne-


braska. He personally thanked GrandLodge Convention Committee Chairman George L Hall and his Committeefor the assistance he had received inpreparing for this outstanding Convention. Particular mention was made ofthe cooperation extended by Convention Director Franklin J. Fitzpatrick.

A spirited musical program followedby the Racine, Wis,, Elks All-CityYouth Band. Past Grand Exalted RulerL. A.Lewis spoke briefly, welcoming the

Miss Mildred Miller, brilliant Metropolitan Operamezzo-soprano, joinswith the audience otSunday night's OpeningCeremony in the "Pledgeof Allegiance" led byJames Landon, 17-year-old Eureka, Calif., Explorer Scout. Jimmy wastotally incapacitated sixyears ago, when he began receiving treatmentsunder the California Elks'mobile cerebral palsyprogram.

Elks and their ladies to San Franciscoon behalf of the 130,000 Elks of California and their 133 lodges. He thenintroduced Grand Exalted Ruler FredL. Bohn, who delivered the OpeningAddress.

The key note of Mr. Bohn's speechwas the importance of taking a constructive attitude towards AmericanYouth and avoid thoughtless associationwith the minority group of juveniledehnquents. Mr. Bohn pointed up the

PGBR L. A. Lewis, presiding at the Sunday Night Opening Ceremony,flanked by Grand Exalted Ruler Bohn and 18 former leaders of theOrder; Acting Grand Chaplain Richard J. Connelly; San Francisco's

Mayor George Christopher; Nebraska's Governor Victor E. Andersonand Federal District Judge John W. Deiehont. This outstanding eventof the 93rd Grand Lodge Convention was held in Civic Auditorium.

Splendid reactions that tlie Order hadunfailingly received to its youth activities programs, but nevertheless stressedthe need for continuing these programswhich have proved so successful.

This year's musical program starredMiss Mildred Miller, mezzo-soprano ofthe Metropolitan Opera, whose talentgave forth to one of the most memorable performances of any Grand LodgeConvention. Her versatility proved toplease eveiy taste and included semi-popular songs, a spiritual, and twoareas from Carmen. Mr. Lewis presented Miss Miller with a bouquet of

At 9:15 MONDAY MORNING, July. L5th, Grand Esquire Vincent H.

Grocott called the First Business Session of the Grand Lodge Conventionto order. After the well-known drillteam from Los Angeles Lodge enteredthe auditorium and lined up on eachside of the main aisle, the Grand LodgeOfficers entered and stood before theAltar.

Grand Exalted Ruler Fred L. Bohnwas escorted to the rostrum by PastCalifornia State President R. LeonardBush, after which the Officers took tlieirplaces at theii" stations. Grand EsquireGrocott escorted the Past Grand ExaltedRulers attending the Convention intothe auditorium, and they stood beforethe Altar while Mr. Bohn warmly welcomed them. At his request the GrandEsquire escorted the Past Grand Exalted Rulers to their chairs on the plat

red California roses and she then concluded her recital with a Viennesemedley, specially arranged for her.

As the program drew to a close,Chairman Lewis devoted a few moments to relating the touching gratitudeof young James Landon to the Elks ofCalifornia. He asked Jimmy to come tothe rostrum, whereupon the entire audience accorded a standing ovation.

After acting Grand Chaplain Rev.Richard J. Connelly delivered the Benediction, the audience stood to sing"Auld Lang Syne," accompanied by theRacine Elks All-City Youth Band.

form, amidst a standing ovation bythose present who filled the entirefloor of this spacious auditorium.

The customary Opening Ritual followed, after which acting Grand Chaplain Rev. Richard J. Connelly gave theInvocation. Grand Chaplain Rt. Rev.William A. Brown of Portsmouth, Va.,Lodge, was unable to attend the Convention because of illness.

The Grand Exalted Ruler declaredthe 93rd Grand Lodge Convention dulyin Session, and at tliis time took theopportunity to comment on two gavelsthat he had with him at the rosti'um.One, made of ivory and gold, wasused fifty years ago at the GrandLodge Session in Philadelphia, and wasbrought to the Convention by Gold-field, Nev., Lodge. The other gavelwas made of redwood and was presented by the Redwood Empire Assn.

on behalf of eight counties north of theGolden Gate.

As the hour of eleven tolled, thedelegates stood in silent meditation inmemory of Past Grand Exalted RulersE. Mark Sullivan and Charles E.Broughton, who were lost to the Ordersince it met in Chicago last July.

The nineteen Past Grand Exalted

Rulers present at the Convention wereintioduced individually by Mr. Bohnin the order of their year of office. Theywere:

James R. Nicholson, Springfield,Mass., Lodge No. 61; James G. Mc-Farland, Watertown, S. D., Lodge No.838; William H. Atwell, Dallas, Tex.,Lodge No. 71; John F. Malley, Springfield, Mass., Lodge No. 61; Floyd E.Thompson, Moline, 111., Lodge No.556; James T. Hallinan, Queens Borough, N. Y., Lodge No. 878; Dr. Edward J. McCormick, Toledo, Ohio,Lodge No. 53.

Henry C. Warner. Dixon, 111., LodgeNo. 779; John S. McClelland, Atlanta,Ga., Lodge No. 78; Wade H. Kepner,Wheeling, W. Va., Lodge No. 28; L.A.Lewis, Anaheim, Calif., Lodge No.1345; George 1. Hall, Lynbrook, N. Y.,Lodge No. 1515; Emmett T. Ander.son,Taccmia, Wash., Lodge No. 174; Jo.seijliB. Kyle, Gary, Ind., Lodge No. 1152.

Howard R. Davis, Williamsport, Pa.,Lodge No. 173; Sam Stern, Fargo,N. D., Lodge No. 260; Earl E. James,Oklahoma City, Okla., Lodge No. 417;William J. Jernick, Nutley, N. J., LodgeNo, 1290, and John L. Walker, Roa-noke, Va., Lodge No. 197.

Mr. Bohn asked all the members to(Continued on following pnge)


stand in appreciation of the great workof these leaders of the Order and calledfor a round of applause.

Past Grand Exalted Rulers EdwardRightor of New Orleans, La., LodgeNo. 30; Charles H. Grakelow, Philadelphia, Pa., Lodge No. 2; Frank J.Lonergan, Portland, Ore., Lodge No.142, and Robert South Barrett, Alexandria, Va., Lodge No. 758, were unable to attend this meeting of theGrand Lodge.

Officers IntroducedMr. Bohn next introduced the Grand

Lodge officers:Grand Esteemed Leading Knight

Douglas E. Lambourne, Salt Lake City,Utah, Lodge.

Grand Esteemed Loyal Knight ThadEure, Raleigh, N. C., Lodge.

Grand Esteemed Lecturing KnightRuel H. Smith, Warren, Pa., Lodge.

Grand Secrteary Lee A. Donaldson,Etna, Pa., Lodge.

Grand Treasurer Edward A. Spry,Boston, Mass., Lodge.

Grand Tiler John P. Martin, SanPedro, Calif., Lodge.

Grand Esquire Vincent H. Grocott,Santa Barbara, Calif., Lodge.

Grand Inner Guard Devere E. Biser,Dallas, Texas, Lodge.

Acting Grand Chaplain Rev. RichardJ. Connelly, Lancaster, Ohio, Lodge.

After these introductions, Mr. Bohnpresented his Secretary, James W.Plummer, Zanesville, Ohio, Lodge.

Next the Board of Grand Trusteeswas introduced: Ronald J. Dunn, Chairman; Arthur M. Umlandt, Vice-Chair-man and Approving Member; HoraceR. Wisely, Secretary; W. A. Wall, HomeMember, and Dewey E. S. Kuhns,Building Applications.

The Preliminary Report of the Credentials Committee was given by GrandSecretary Donaldson, acting for Chair

man Robert E. Boney. Brother Donaldson reported a Grand Lodge registration of 2,177 members.

Unfortunately, Chief Justice of theGrand Forum J. Paul Kuhn, Aurora,111., Lodge, was ill during most of theyear, and serving in his place was GlenS. Paterson, Watertown, S. D., Lodge,who introduced the other members ofthe Grand Forum: John C. Cochrane,Toledo, Ohio, Lodge; A. F. Bray, Richmond, Calif., Lodge, and Judge JohnF. Scileppi, Queens Borough, N. Y.,Lodge, who filled the vacancy createdby the resignation of H. L. Blackledge.

The customary introductions ofBrothers from distant lodges took placeat this time. Present were representatives from Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam,Canal Zone, Philippine Islands and alarge delegation from Alaska, again attired in their colorful yellow jackets.

Grand Secretary Lee A. Donaldsonread the names of the 25 Inspectors ofElections, as well as the assistants tothe Grand Esquire, Grand Tiler andGrand Inner Guard.

Fred L, Bohn ReportsDelivering his Report, a digest of

which was published in our Augustissue. Grand Exalted Ruler Bohn saidthat when he took office last July hehad promised the Order a business administration, because Elkdom is bigbusiness. He therefore regretted that itwas not possible for him to visit morelodges than he did. However, he attended 20 State Association meetingsand visited 42 states. Mr. Bohn particularly spoke of the membership gainduring the year and of the outstandingprogress made by the Elks NationalFoundation, whose Principal Fund experienced the greatest increase in itshistory. Much of this Mr. Bohn credited to the enthusiastic cooperation ofthe subordinate lodges. Concluding his


Grand Lodge officers elected at San Francisco Convention Monday morning. Left to right: Nick H.Fcder, Grand Esteemed Leading Knight; Ed. W. McCabe, Grand Esteemed Loyal Knight; L. P.Schmid, Grand Esteemed Lecturing Knight; Lee A. Donaldson, re-elected Grand Secretary; GrandExalted Ruler Blackledge; Seth Billings, Grand Tiler; Louis E. Burmester, Grand Inner Guard; RobertG. Pruitt, Grand Treasurer; Edward A. Spry, Grand Trustee.


brief comments, Mr. Bohn spoke of hisgratitude for having been permitted toserve the Order as its leader and thegreat privilege it had been to him. Mr.Bohn's Report was unanimously accepted, as were the Reports of theGrand Secretary, Board of Grand Trustees and the Auditing Committee.

Chairman James A. Gunn of the Auditing Committee was introduced andhe, in turn, presented fellow members,Henry H. Hecht and Clarence L. Carpenter.

Chairman of the Board of GrandTrustees Ronald J. Dunn presented thePreliminary Budget for the fiscal year.

Message from PresidentThe Grand Exalted Ruler than read

a most appreciated telegram from President Eisenhower, congiatulating theOrder for its contribution to Americanlife on the national level and wishingevery success for the Convention. Aletter from James A. Farley, Past Exalted Ruler of Haverstraw, N. Y.,Lodge, expressing his regret for beingunable to be present was i-ead, afterwhich the Grand Esquire read congratulatory telegrams from Past GrandExalted Rulers Charles E. Grakelowand Frank J. Lonergan. Telegrams,praising the Order's outstanding YouthActivities work, were also received fromMrs. Ray F. Layton, President of theGirls Scouts of America, and Arthur A.Schuck, President of the Boy Scouts ofAmerica.

The appointment of Past Grand Exalted Ruler Earl E. James, replacingthe late Past Grand Exalted RulerCharles E. Broughton on the Elks National Memorial and Publication Commission, was confirmed. The appointment of Past Grand Exalted Ruler JohnL. Walker, replacing the late PastGrand Exalted Ruler E. Mark Sullivanon the Elks National Service Commission, and the appointment of JudgeJohn F. Scileppi, replacing H. L. Blackledge on the Grand Forum, also wereconfirmed.

The Grand Exalted Ruler announcedthe membership of the Charles E.Broughton Memorial Committee: PastGrand Exalted Ruler Floyd E. Thompson, Chairman; Past Grand Tiler OttoStielow; Wisconsin State President Arthur J. Chadek of Milwaukee, Lodge,and Past Exalted Ruler John Walter,Sheboygan Lodge, of which Mr.Broughton was a member.

The E. Mark Sullivan MemorialCommittee was announced: Past GrandExalted Ruler James R. Nicholson,Chairman, Past Grand Exalted RulerJohn F. Malley and Grand TreasurerEdward A. Spry.

Past Grand Exalted Ruler John S.McClelland was reappointed to a five-year term as member of the Elks National Memorial and Publication Commission. Past Grand Exalted Ruler Dr.Edward J. McCormick was reappointed

Grand Exalted Ruler

Bohn presents his successor, Mr. Blackledgeof Kearney, Nebr.,Lodge No. 984, to theGrand Lodge after theelection in Civic Auditorium. With them is

Nebrasko's Governor,Victor E. Anderson, Lincoln Lodge No. 80,who seconded Mr.

Blackledge's nomination. Federal District

Judge John W. Dele-hont, PER, Beatrice,Nebr., Lodge No. 619,nominated Blackledge.

for a seven-year term as a Trustee of theElks National Foundation. Piist GrandExalted Ruler Charles H. Grakelow wasappointed to a six-year term as member of the Grand Lodge ConventionCommittee. Chairman of the PensionCommittee Hugh W. Hicks was reap-pointed to a three-year term. PastGrand Esquire Alfred E. LaFrance wasappointed to a five-year term as member of the Grand Forum. Past GrandTrustee Fred E. Mellmann was appointed a Pardon Commissioner.

Warm ConventionW elcomes

California State President Owen O.Keown, Santa Monica Lodge, came toihe rostrum and on behalf of the Elks ofCalifornia extended greetings to themembers and appreciation of the mosthelpful cooperation that the Elks ofCalifornia had received from GrandExalted Ruler Fred L. Bohn. At thistime, Brother Keown pointed out thata large part of the success of the California program was the result of thedynamic leadership of Past GrandExalted Ruler L. A. Lewis.

Mr. Bohn requested Francis C. Mi-ralda, Exalted Ruler of the host lodge,San Francisco, to come to the rostrum.Brother Miralda extended a most cordial welcome to those present, and inturn requested San Francisco Convention Chairman Charles S. Perry to standand receive the grateful applause of thedelegates for his outstanding work towards the success of the Convention.

Mr. Bohn spoke cordially of RobertBonnell, President, and Edgar N. Quinn,Secretary, of the Elks National BowlingAssn. The Grand Exalted Ruler rolledthe opening ball at the annual Bowlingtournament this year and, while there,was presented a check in the amountt>f $1,000 which will be added to thePrincipal Fund of the Elks NationalFoundation.

The Report of the State AssociationCommittee was then given by Chair

man Frank Hise, who first introducedCommittee members J. Edward Stahl,Charles D. Fox, Jr., R. L. Bohon andRaymond C. Dobson. The principalpart of tlie Report of Chairman Hisewas devoted to the problem of membership, particularly as related tO' theneed of the establishment of new lodges"on the fringe of a large city where themother lodge is not taking care of Elk-dom in its own jurisdiction." Close proximity is not detrimental Brother Hisestated. "In our opinion the fear of having new lodges instituted too close tothe mother lodge is absolutely unfounded." Brother Hise discussed the problem facing a new lodge after its institution where new quarters that are largeenough to hold the membership must besecured. The Committee recommendedthat the Grand Lodge study methodsof iinancing buildings so that full information would be available in writing tonewly instituted lodges when needed.

This year the State Associations Committee requested each State Presidentto appoint a Chairman for the Elks National Foundation, the purpose being tomake certain that every subordinate

lodge appoint a local Chairman to sellthe Foundation program to the membership. This program proved very successful in putting over the Foundation'sgreat work at the "grass roots" level.Closing his Report, Chairman Hise expressed his sincere appreciation for theoutstanding assistance tliat Past GrandExalted Ruler Frank J. Lonergan, aswell as all the other Past Grand ExaltedRulers, had given him, and also theState Presidents and State Secretaries.

Speaking of Grand Exalted Ruler FredL. Bohn, Chairman Hise said, "Mymost sincere gratitude to our GrandExalted Ruler for having had the privilege of working with him to further theideals of our great Order."

Election of 'New Officers

The, election of Grand Lodge officersfor tlie ensuing year followed, but before they were held. Past Grand TilerSidney A. Freudenstein, New Orleans,La., Lodge, who was attending his 49thGrand Lodge Convention, offered amotion limiting the time of the nominating and seconding speeches.

The Grand Exalted Ruler recognizedFederal District Judge John W. Dele-hant of Beatrice, Nebr., Lodge, whonominated H. L. Blackledge of Kearny,Nebr., Lodge, for the office of GrandExalted Ruler. Governor Victor E. Anderson, a member of Lincoln, Nebr.,Lodge, and a long-standing friend ofMr. Blackledge, was then escorted tothe platform by the Grand Esquire todeliver the seconding speech. BrotherH. L. Blackledge was unanimouslyelected Grand Exalted Ruler.

A committee to escort Grand Exalted

Ruler-elect Blackledge into the auditorium was appointed, and it was composed of Past Grand Exalted RulersHenry C. Warner, James R. Nicholson,Nebraska State President W. W. Win-

strand and a delegation of NebraskaPast State Presidents. After Mr. Black-

(Continued on jollowing page)

Ritualistic team of Rock Hill, S. C., Lodge No. 1318, that won the National Championship in ofield of 36 teams at San Francisco. Left to right: John C. Richmond, Esquire; Lem G. Holroy,Esteemed Leading Knight; Roy H. Yeager, Esteemed Loyal Knight; Coleman G. Poog, EsteemedLecturing Knight; Sam J. Todd, Jr., Exalted Ruler, holding bronze plaque awarded annually tothe winning team by Napa, Cal., Lodge as a memorial to PGER Raymond Benjamin; Robert E. Sibley,Chaplain; Frank Elliott, Inner Guard, and James E. Parker, Jr., Candidate.


ledge reached the rostrum, a large delegation of Nebraska Elks, bearing banners, entered the auditorium to salutetheir beloved Nebraska leader. Following this delegation, the colorfullydressed Gay Nineties Jolly Corks Bandfrom Denver Lodge came into the auditorium. Mr. Blackledge then deliveredhis Speech of Acceptance.

After this stirring demonstration, Mr.Bohn took the opportunity to thank themembers of the Alaska delegation forthe fine work they had done during hisyear of office. He asked Exalted RulerJohn F. Malley, Jr., son of Past GrandExalted Ruler John F. Malley, to standand be introduced to the delegates. Mr.Malley's son is Exalted Ruler of San

Juan, Puerto Rico, Lodge.Ballotings for other Grand Lodge offi

cers then were conducted, and the following were elected unanimously:Grand Esteemed Leading Knight—NickH. Feder, Belleville, 111. Grand Esteemed Loyal Knight—Edward W. Mc-Cabe, Nashville, Tenn. Grand Esteemed Lecturing Knight—Leroy P.Schmid, Butte, Mont. Grand Secretary—Lee A. Donaldson, Etna, Pa. GrandTiler—Seth Billings, Provo, Utah. GrandInner Guard—Louis E. Burmester,Charleston, S. C. Grand Trustee, Edward A. Spry, Boston, Mass.

The First Business Session then wasclosed with a Benediction by Rev. Father Connelly.

2otcCFollowing the Invocation by acting

Grand Chaplain Connelly, Grand Exalted Ruler Fred L. Bohn opened the Second Session at 9:00 a. m., Tuesday,July 16th, by reading a letter from PastGrand Exalted Ruler Robert S. Barrett,who expressed affectionate greetingsand also his regrets for not being ableto be present at the Convention tliisyear. R. Leonard Bush then gave theReport of the Distribution Committee.

Past Grand Exalted Ruler John F.Malley, Chairman of the Special Committee on Ritual, explained a furtherchange in the arrangement at the Altar,whereby in the future the antlers willnot be placed by the Esquire on theBible, but rather at the rear of theBible. This further change followingthe placing of the flag on a staff besidethe Altar was the result of several suggestions, Mr. Malley said, and he offered an amendment to put it in effect,which was adopted imanimously.

The Report of the Elks National Me

morial and Publication Commission, adigest of which appeared in our Augustissue, was then given by Past GrandExalted Ruler John S. McClelland,Chairman. Judge McClelland stressedthe importance of advertising to theMagazine, pointing out that without itthere would have been an operatingloss of almost $250,000 for the year.He reminded the delegates that the costof the Magazine has not been raisedduring its thirty-five years of existenceand stated that he could think of noother commodity of which that couldbe said. During its thirty-five years,The Elks Magazine has returned to theGrand Lodge nearly $6,500,000.

Continuing his Report, Chairman McClelland said that no member of theCommission has ever received compensation for his services, except necessarytravel and office expenses. He urgedall the members to recognize the importance of cooperating with the Magazine's advertising program by posting

Winners of Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Scholarships, who received theirawards at the San Francisco Convention, with Foundation Trustees. Left to right: PGER Edward J.McCormick, PGER Floyd E. Thompson, PGER L. A. Lewis; Joyce Wong, Stockton, Col., who wonthe $900 second place award for girls; William Paden, Pasadena, Cal., winner of a $900 secondplace award for boys; Foundation Chairman PGER John F. Malley; Jerry Harris, Keorney, Nebr.,winner of the first place $1,000 award for boys; PGER Sam Stern.


special advertisement reprints on thelodge bulletin board when requestedand also by answering Magazine questionnaires. In his words: "Its profits areyour profits, and they are for tlie general welfare of the Order."

The Public Relations Department ofthe Order, which is headed by OthoDeVilbiss, worked closely during theyear in support of the programs ofGrand Exalted Ruler Fred L. Bohn andthe Grand Lodge Committees in producing national publicity for the Order.Chairman McClelland emphasized thegrowing importance of the Public Relations Department and the need for cooperation in the handling of material,which it regularly provides to subordinate lodges.

Next followed the opening Report ofthe Elks National Foundation by Chairman John F. Malley. The Report wasconcluded the following morning.

Work of the FoundationChairman Malley expressed the ap

preciation of the Foundation Trusteesfor the enthusiastic support given byGrand Exalted Ruler Bohn. As Mr.Malley said, "Wherever he has gone,he has spoken on behalf of the Foundation." He worded his personal appreciation to the members for the helpthey had extended, by saying, "Regardit as your Foundation." Mr. Malley didnot go into great detail with respect tohis report because a printed copy wasmailed to every Exalted Ruler and, also,a digest of it appeared in our Augustissue. However, he explained that unlike other charitable foundations, notone penny of Foundation contributionsor income is used for promotional work."Everything that goes into the Foundation functions for good work."

This proved to be a splendid year forthe Foundation and the Principal Fundwas increased nearly $450,000 at theclose of the fiscal year. Approximately$50,000 additionally was received afterthe books were closed and before theConvention opened. Therefore, the total increase since the Convention inChicago last July was nearly $500,000,the largest in the history of the Foundation.

Elks National Foundation TrusteeFloyd E. Thompson then came to therostrum to receive contributions to theFoundation from member.s on the Hoor.There was active response, but sincethe Report was continued the following day, details as to the total amountof contributions are reported in connection with the coverage of the ThirdBusiness Session. One particularly notable presentation was made when Norman Gold, President of the North Carolina State Elks, awarded an HonoraryFounder's Certificate to Thad Eure,Grand Lodge Activities Committeemember-elect, on behalf of the Elks ofhis state.

The Report of the Grand Lodge Pen-

sion Committee next was given byChairman Hugh W. Hicks.

Past Grand Exalted Ruler Sam Sterncame to the rostrum to give a report onthe Elks Relief Program for his homecity of Fargo, N. C., which was struckby a tornado a few days before theConvention opened. The Grand Lodgeimmediately appropriated an Emergency Relief Fund of §2,500 and this, added to the funds raised by North DakotaElks and Fargo Lodge, will make substantially more than $7,500 available.

In connection with the Elks emergency relief work, the Grand ExaltedRuler complimented Kansas City Lodgefor its great tornado relief program,as reported in our August issue.

Past Grand Exalted Ruler Floyd E.Thompson, Chairman of the Charles E.Broughton Memorial Committee, gavea preliminary Report on the progressmade. Chairman Thompson pointedout that there were many considerationsinvolved in preparing the memorialand, while the plans were being studied, no definite decision had been made.However, there is a possibility/ that thememorial will be along the lines ofyouth work because of Mr. Broughton'svery deep interest in the young people

This meeting opened Wednesdaymorning, July 17th, with the customaryInvocation, after which Past GrandExalted Ruler James R. NicholsonChairman of the Bruce A. CampbellMemorial Committee, made the finalReport for that Committee. Otlier members of this Committee were Past GrandExalted Rulers Henry C. Warner, JohnS. McClelland, Joseph B. Kyle andformer Chairman of the Board of GrandTrustees, Nick H. Feder. As reported

Rear Admiral J. Q. Owsley, Commandant of Oakland Naval Hospital, had high praise for Elks'veterans service program v/hen he addressed Grand Lodge Session during Report of Elks NationalService Commission. Left to right: Major W. H. Moore', Chief of Physieol Medicine at San Francisco'sLetterman Army Hospital, who also voiced appreciation for the Order's aid to hospitalized veterans;PGER George I. Hall, Treasurer of National Service Commission; Admiral Owsley; PGER James T.Hallinan, Chairman of the Commission, and Chief Petty Officer G. R. Boumgardner, patient atOakland Naval Hospital, one of several veterans who took part in the Convention program.

of his home city, Sheboygan, Wis., aswell as throughout the country.

The Second Business Session wasclosed promptly at 10:30 for the GrandLodge Memorial Services.

in the July issue of The Elks Magazine,a mausoleum at Mount Hope Cemeteryin Belleville, 111., was dedicated on May15, 1957. The details of the arrangements were veiy ably completed byBrother Feder since he is a resident ofthat city, Mr. Nicholson said.

The Session was open to both Elksand their ladies, and Grand ExaltedRuler Bohn cordially welcomed thelarge audience.

Chairman of the Grand Lodge Ac-

^irst place winners in the Elks National Youth Leadership Contest as they received their awardsat Wednesday's Grand Lodge Session from the Grand Lodge Youth Activities Committee. Left toright; Brian M. Jewett; Committee Chairman C. P. Hebenstrelt; Charles C. Bowie; Nancy LouiseBabel of Phoenix, Ariz., winner of the $1,000 Savings Bond in the girls' division; H. Earl Pitzer;Charles A. Miller, 111, Greenwood, Mfss., tops in the boys' division; W. L. Hill and Grand ExaltedRuler Bohn.

tivities Committee Arthur J. Roy presented the members of his Committeeand then called on them individually toreport their various responsibilities.

Committee member Joseph F. Baderstated that 65 lodges had entered theNewspaper Week Contest, details ofwhich were reported in our Januaryissue. There were 42 lodges entered inthe Memorial Contest, which was reported in our March issue.

Robert G. Pruitt said that estimatesindicate that more tlian $1,000,000 wasspent by subordinate lodges for charitable help to needy people at Christmastime.

Gerald L. Powell announced the re

sults of the Lodge Bulletin Contest, asfollows:

Lodges with membership over1,000:

First: Long Beach, Calif.; Second:Houston, Tex.; Third: Muskegon, Mich.

Lodges with membership of 500to 1,000:

First: San Benito, Tex.; Second:Lancaster, Calif.; Third: Champaign,111.

Lodges with membership of 500and under:

First: Hasbrouck Heights, N. J.;Second: Florence, Colo.; Third: ClovisN. M.

One of the outstanding Elk eventsduring the year was the Flag Day Program in Washington, on June 14th, andLodge Activities Committee memberNelson E. W. Stuart asked the Exalted

Rulers of Midwest City, Okla., Wil-liamsport, Pa., and Pontiac, Mich., inrecognition of their outstanding FlagDay observances, to come to tlie rostrum and receive a beautiful Americanflag which was flown over the CapitolBuilding in Washington on Flag Daythrough arrangement of Congressman

(Continued on page 42)


THE C3-I^-A.3Srr> LOiaOE


Stage of Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, as the Grand Lodge Memorial Services ivere about to open.

At the hour of eleven, with. Past Grand Exalted Ruler L. A.

Lewis presiding, the Grand Lodj^eMeinoriiil Services of the 93rd Convention opened at Civic Auditorium, SanFrancisco, on Tuesday morning, Jvily16th. The setting for the services wasarranged on the stage of the Auditorium, which was beautifully decoratedwith floral sprays set against the background of a white cross, above whichwere the emblem of the Order and theAmerican fiag.

Following the Invocation by actingGrand Chaplin Rev. Richard J. Connelly, Miss Harriet Wood played a harpsolo. Francis C. Miralda, Exalted Rulerof San Francisco Lodge, delivered theEleven O'Clock Toast. MetropolitanOpera star Miss Mildred Miller, whosang so beautifully at the Opening Public Session on Sunday evening, was thefeatured soloist,

J. Thomas Crowe, Past President ofthe California Elks Association, gave amost impressive general eulogy for hisfellow Brothers lost to the Order.


Following a harp solo by Miss WoodJohn S. Walter, Past Exalted Ruler ofSheboygan, Wis., Lodge, delivered theeulogy to the late Past Grand ExaltedRuler Charles E. Broughton, who wasa member of that lodge and a lifelongfriend of Brother Walter. Mr- Walterin very moving words developed thecareer of Past Grand Exalted RulerBroughton, not only as a devoted member of the Order but as an outstandingpublic servant in the newspaper field.

Speaking of Mr. Broughton, BrotherWalter said: "He was never neutral.Once he had studied the issues andtaken a stand, he never flinched, nomatter how rough the way. While hecould fight an able and devasting battleagainst something he thought waswrong, Mr. Broughton was equally effective in fighting for the things he believed good."

After this splendid tribute to a greatElk leader, Miss Miller sang the"Twenty-Third Psalm.'

Past Grand Exalted Ruler John F.Malley delivered the eulogy to the late

Past Grand Exalted Ruler E. MarkSullivan.

Mr. Malley, who for many years wasa close associate of Mr. Sullivan, spokeelequently of his beloved friend.

"He was a delightful companion.Song and story and laughter and charmwere as natural to him in lighter moments as were the profound and logicalutterances of serious hours.

"He had a flair for dramatic displayand oratorical speech, but he was soundand conservative basically and reflectedthe influence of his thorough education.

He was that rare combination—a student of law and a brilliant, quick-wittedand aggressive trial lawyer."

"These sterling qualities were recognized by appointment to high legal position . . . our membership will everremember Mark Sullivan with affectionand admiration."

After this memorable tribute, MissMildred iMiller closed the Services withAuld Lang Syne," and acting Grand

Chaplain Connelly gave the Benediction.


Family Aftair

Right: George Livesey, Sr., 1911-12 E.R. ofBellingham, Wash., Lodge and Chairman ofits Building Committee which opened thelodge's home in 1912, installed his son,George, Jr., as E.R. for the current year.

IT' 'V.,' "

Below: Ervin A. Heiney, P.E.R. and Secy, ofAllentown, Pa., Lodge, right, had the pleasureof installing his brother, Robert J. Heiney, asE.R. of Ridgefield Park, N. J., Lodge.

Left: Installation events

of note in Tennessee

occurred when D.D.

Archie M. Day, Jr., installed David C. Collins as E.R. of AthensLodge, and his brother,Edgar D. Collins, as E.R.of Chottancoga Lodge.Photographed at theAthens ceremony were,left to right, Athensretiring E.R. Arnold L.Malone, his successorDavid Collins, Mr. Dayand Edgar D. Collins.

Above: Jhe new E.R. of Kankakee, III., Lodge,Milton Shapiro, left, accepts the gavel fromhis older brother, Samuel, who served thelodge as E.R. just 21 years ago. During histerm Milton Shapiro will hove the privilege ofpresenting 50-year-membership pins to hisfather-in-law, Fred Hefter, and his uncle,Harry Spielberger, who served as Exalted Rulerof two Alabama lodges during his career as amember of the Order.

Above:Raw,them and handled the ceremony. Other visitors are, left to right, P.E.R.'s Percy E. Tallmon,Chairman Frank Hise of the Grand Lodge State Assns. Committee who helped institute SeasideElkdom in 1948, Robert Holcomb and Harvey McConnel, E.R. Rex Smith and P.E.R. ClarenceKienle. The beards in evidence were worn to celebrate the Corvallis Centennial. The crabs pictured were the gift of the host lodge to its distinguished visitors.

ive: When a group of P.E.R.'s of Corvallis, Ore., Lodge journeyed to Seaside to install Lesterfourth from left, as E.R. there, his brother, William F. Raw, fifth from left, was among

Above: At the Danville, Va.\ ceremony, E. E. Gatewood, Sr., center,received the jewel of office as Exalted Ruler of the lodge from P.D.D.W. E. Barrick, Sr., right, who conducted the ceremony, assisted by thenew Exalted Ruler's son, E. E. Gatewood, Jr.

Above: When Altoona, Pa., Lodge's 1957 ceremony took place, E.R.Wm. P. Kimmel, left, was installed by his father, P.E.R. Victor A. Kimmel,Sr., center, while his older brother, Victor A. Kimmel, Jr., also a P.E.R.,served as Grand Esquire for the ceremony.


FIRST AWARD $1,000Carole P. YoungNew Castle, Pa.

SECOND AWARD $900Joyce Wong

Stockton, Calif.

THIRD AWARD (TIED) $800Martha A. Tovell

Cascade, Go.

Our Most Valuable

FIRST AWARD $1,000Jerry D. HarrisKearney, Neb.


WiHiam E. PadenPasadena, Calif.


Robert W. HedgerDickinson, N.D,


This year again the competition for the Most Valuable StudentAwards" of the Elks National Foundation was so keen that there were

several ties. First Award winner. Miss Carole P. Young, was unable toattend the Grand Lodge Convention, because she was in Europe, butMiss Joyce Wong, Jerry D. Harris and William E. Paden were there toreceive their scholarship grants in person.

In addition to the twelve major awards, there were fifty-five $oOOawards, representing an increase of seven over last year, as follows, withname of sponsoring lodges: ^ „ • • ,t-

Winners in the Girls' Division were: Enmia Gee, Tucson, Ariz.; Virginia E. Schroeder, Redlands, Calif.; Kay E. Krites, Winston-Salem,N.C.; Melanie Schlapak, Ambridge, Pa.; Thercse M. Cernosck, Harlingen,Tex.; Margaret A. We.ssel, Waterloo, la.; Suzanne Shaner, Bellcfontc, Pa.;Rosmarie Atkin, Si^ringfield, HI.; Evadna K. Smith, Lansing, Mich.;Barbara M. Radcliffe, Dover, N.H.; Lois M. Menzel, Racine, Wis.; EllenA. Brennan, SomerviUc, Mass.; Barbara A. Laster, Oklahoma City, Okla.;Joanna J. Martin, Grove City, Pa.; Delores E. Feuerslein, Aberdeen, S.D.;Esther J. Lawcs, St. Johnsbury, Vt.; Diana Schutte, Greybull, Wyo.; MikcllJ. Peck, Missoula ("Hell Gate"), Mont.; Judith M. Krieg, Hood River,Ore.; Carolyne C. Fo.ssick, Nashville, Tenn.; Kathryn M. Kidd, Eau Claire,Wis.; Janet A. Duncan, Littleton, Colo.; Joyce A. Wood, Princeton, Ky.;Helen L. Kellis, Waterville, Me.; Jayne M. Souser, Muskegon Hts., Mich.;Angela Grieco, Elmont, N.Y., and Anita L. Marshall, Yakima, Wash.

Winners in ihe Boys' Division were: Roy E. Miller, Moline, III.; JohnA. Koskinen, Ashland, Ky.; Albert L. Lewis, Jr., Nampa, Ida.; Larry L.Royse, Mesa, Ariz.; Samuel J. Stegman, Peru, Ind.; William R. Bauer,McCook, Neb.: John G. Edwards, Hempstead, N.Y.; Samuel D. Shore,Lewistown, Pa.; James W. Kniger, Gary, Ind.; Richard L. Noel, NorthAdams, Mass.; William D. McCullough, Boulder City, Nev.; Gary L. Neal,Beaverton, Ore.; Edward L. Micks, Jr., Prescott, Ariz.; James M. Hayes,Long Beach. CaUf.; Stanley A. Long, Cedar Rapids, la.; Carl N. Dieringer,Napoleon, Ohio; Daniel G. McRac, Missoula ("HellGate ) Mont.; ClaudeT. Moorman, II, Miami, Fla.; William L. Sytek,Washington, D.C.; MurrayEdelberg, Hackensack, N.J.; Edward P. Schmidt, Hamilton, Ohio; JohnR. Hipps, Loveland, Colo.; Martin F. Mihm, Dixoii, 111.; James C. Williams, Rochester, Pa.; Norman Karns, Jr.,, San Diego, Calif.; James T.Richardson, Gainesville, Ga.; John W. Covey, Jr., Jamestown, N.Y., andJohn C. Santos, Westerly, R.I.


Elijah R. HeywoodCedar City, Utah

FIFTH AWARD $600August L. KeyesLaramie, Wyo.

THIRD AWARD (TIED) $800Janet M. Parkinson

Bismarck, N.D.

FIFTH AWARD (TIED) $600Kathleen M. Hooks

Fort Myers, Fla.

FIFTH AWARD (TIED) $600Mary L. KelliherSomerville, Mass.

FIFTH AWARD (TIED) $600Sharon L. Hostler

Rutland, Vt.


rr> HE Elks National Foundation Trustees announce that-I- FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS in scholarship awards will

be distributed at the 1958 Grand Lodge Session. This announcement of the "Most Valuable Student" awards should be of interest to the students of every community who are leaders intheir schools and colleges. For more than twenty-three yearsthese awards have made it possible for many superior studentsto conlinue their college courses under favorable circumstances.The awards ollercd this year are:

BOYSFirst Award $ 1,200.00Second Award 1,100.00Third Award 1,000.00Fourth Award 900.00Fifth Award 800.00Twenty-five $600.00

Awards 15,000.00

GIRLS$ 1,200.00




15,000.00$20,000.00 $20,000.00


Any student in the graduating class of a high or collegepreparatory school, or in any undergraduate class (exceptsenior) of a recognized college, who is a citizen of the UnitedStates of America and resident within the jurisdiction of theOrder, may file an application.

MERIT STANDARDSScholarship, citizenship, personality, leadership, persever

ance, resourcefulness, patriotism, general worthiness and financial need are the criteria by which applicants will be judged.FORM OF APPLICATION

The Foundation Trustees furnish a blank entitled "Memo-randum of Required Facts," which must be filled out in typewriting and made a part of the student's presentation. TheTrustees do not furnish any other blank nor do they insist onany special form of application. Experience has shown thatthe interests of the applicant are advanced and the time of theTrustees is conserved by orderly, concise and chronologicalpresentation on paper approximately 81/^" x 11" (the usualbusiness-letter size), bound neatly at the left side in a standard binder or cover (8%" x llYz") which can be procured atany stationery store. Remove all letters from envelopes andhind the letters flat. Exhibits evidencing notable achievementsin leadership, literature, athletics, dramatics, community service or other activities may be attached, but the applicantshould avoid submitting repetitious accounts of the same aptitude. Elaborate presentation is unnecessary. Careless presentation definitely handicaps the applicant.

The bound application, with exhibits and letters, must, notweigh more than ten ounces.

In addition to the "Memorandum of Required Facts," whichshould be first in the cover, we suggest as essential details thefollowing, preferably in the order indicated:

1. Recent photograph of the applicant. (Not a snapshot.)2. A statement of not more than 300 words prepared by the

applicant in his own handwriting, summarizing activities, accomplishments and objective of further education which theapplicant thinks qualify him for one of the scholarship awards.

IK*!'.r APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED BEFORE MARCH 1, 1958The National Association of Secondary-School Principals has placed this contest on the Approved List of National Contests"

and Actii'ities for 1957-58


3. A letter of not over 200 words from a parent or otherperson having knowledge of the facts, presenting a picture ofthe family situation and showing the applicant's need for financial assistance to continue in school.

4. The applicant's educational history from first year ofhigh or college preparatory school to date of application,supported by school certificates signed by the proper schoolauthority, showing the courses taken, the grades received andthe rank of the applicant in the class. The different methodsof grading in the schools of the country make it desirablethat the school authority, in addition to furnishing the formalcertificates, state the applicant's average in figures on the basisof 100% for perfect and applicant's relative rank in class.

5. A comprehensive letter of recommendation covering character, personality and scholarship of the applicant from atleast one person in authority in each school.

6. Two or three letters of endorsement from responsiblepersons, not related to applicant.

7. A letter of endorsement signed by the Exalted Ruler orSecretary of the subordinate lodge in the jurisdiction of whichthe applicant is resident, stating that he has reviewed the application and verifies the substantial accuracy of the statements contained therein.

Applications that do not conform substantially to the foregoing requirements will not be considered.

Only students of outstanding merit, who show an appreciation of the value of an education and who are willing tostruggle to achieve success, have a chance to win our awards.Experience indicates that a scholarship rating of 90% or better and a relative standing in the upper five per cent of theapplicant's class are necessarj' to make the group that will begiven final consideration for the awards.

All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditioned upon the enrollment of the student in an undergraduatecourse leading to a degree in a recognized college or university.Upon receipt of notice of enrollment from the proper officials.Elks National Foundation check for the amount of the awardwill be forwarded to the college or university to establish acredit for the student.


The application, verified by the proper subordinate lodgeofficer, must be filed on or before March 1, 1958, with theSecretary of the State Elks Association of the State in whichthe applicant is resident, in order that it may be judged bythe Scholarship Committee of said Association and, if approved as one of the quota of applications allotted to theState, be fonvarded to our Chairman not later than April 1,1958.

The officers of the subordinate lodges are requested to givenotice of this offer to the principals of (he high and preparatory schools and the deans of the colleges in their vicinity,and to cause this announcement to be published in the lodgebulletin. Members are requested to bring this announcementto the attention of qualified students.

Requests for blanks and other information should be addressed to John F. Malley, Chairman, 16 Court Street, Boston8, Massachusetts.



the DOG HOUlSBEd Faust tells the

dramatic story ofthe Seeing Eye dogsfor the blind,

At various times I have written. about the valuable services that

dogs give to their owners. Among suchservices I have briefly mentioned thosedogs that act as eyes for the blind.These, of course, are the dogs that havebeen trained to guide the sightless—andwhat a great service that is. Perhaps atsome time you have seen a blind personbeing guided by one of those quiet,self-assured, competent animals. If youhave, you've noted that they wear acurious harness that has a U-shapedhandle projectingfrom the part that liesover the dog's back. You've seen thereason for it as the blinded person gripsit to follow where the dog leads.

Before the first World War there wasno organized training of dogs for thispurpose. The idea began with the German armies' use of dogs for war, forsentry, messenger, guard and rescuework. So capable were the dogs thatthe English forces adopted the idea.Strangely, our own army didn't usethem until World War II. Many aman alive today might have died on thefield, were it not for the keen perception and intelligence of a war dog thatled to his rescue. While the first bigwar was being fought, wondrous storiesof war dog performances were frequently featured in the daily press; butafter the war was over public interestin the dogs declined. Many of theanimals were trained to guide the blind,but lacking the glamour of war thework for the most part went unpubli-cized.

A young American, Morris S. Frankwho had been blinded, had rea.son tovisit Mrs. Dorothy H. Eustis, owner ofan experimental breeding kennel inSwitzerland where she was studyingthe intelligence of dogs and its application to their peace-time use to people.Mr. Frank became owner of the dogBuddy, the first Seeing Eye dog trainedto guide a blind person. In 1929 Mrs.Eustis ret\irned to thi.s country andfounded the Seeing Eye school dedicated to training dogs to guide theblind. Not only does the school trainthe dogs, but it teaches the blind how





One of the few dogs native to this country—the Boston terrier

to use them. This was the first schoolof its kind in the United States. Sincethat time other schools devoted totraining guide dogs for sightless peoplehave been established. The Seeing Eyeis located at Morristown, New Jersey.

In what follows I'll tell about theSeeing Eye, not only because it was thefirst school of its kind, but it establi.shedthe basic principles of guide-dog training, and, what is of almost equal importance, the training of the blind whoare taught how to use the dogs. TheSeeing Eye buys its dogs but in addition has many donated by interestedpersons. While almost any intelligentdog of similar size can be trained tobe a good guide dog, the German shepherd is the prefei-red breed. There isno preference as to sex; both male andfemale are used to train. For all dogsaccepted, a preliminary training is givento test intelligence, a probationary period to eliminate those that either willnot or cannot be trained for this highlyspecialized work. The dogs tliat successfully pass this test period are furthertrained to obey simple commands andstill further trained to become intelligently disobedient.

Tlie commands when working are

"Right," "Left," "Foi^ward." The disobedience training is to teach the dogto ignore commands that may be impossible or dangerous to obey. Dogsare trained to observe street traffic, notto proceed when traffic is crossing theirpath, to guide the blinded owner awayfrom open cellars or similar dangerousopenings. They are also trained to disregard others dogs or cats. They aretrained to ignore people other than theindividual being guided. One of theearliest commands given that must beobeyed is to sit when told. The primary purpose of training dogs for theblind is to enable such men and womento become independent, and it is forthis reason that the dogs are not givento an applicant, but rather are sold.The dog freely given would become atoken of charity, and that would be contrary to the purpose of developing afeeling of independence on the part ofthe blind person. Each person applying for a dog is required to pay part ofthe cost of the dog at such time as heor she can. To train a dog to guide thebhnd successfully is a far more expensive undertaking than simple obedienceschooling. Dogs accepted or boughtare about fourteen months old. The

training is rigorous and continued. Anydog that shows signs of having a hair-trigger temper, unable to get accustomed to sudden, unexpected soundssuch as auto backfire or indication ofpoor health, is eliminated as soon as anyof the defects are detected. The periodof training is no less than three months.

Before "graduation" the dog is required to pass a final, exacting test, andonly then is it certified ready for duty.For this test the dog's teacher operatesblindfolded and proceeds that waythrough traffic, across street intersections and follows a route that would include all usual street hazards.

I should have mentioned earlier thatfiequently the person who buys thedog pays for it in installments. I haveyet to hear of an eligible blind personbeing refused a dog because of lack offunds. If a guide dog used by a blindedowner should die, another trained dog

is provided at a nominal cost. A goodpart of the expense of training is thecost of maintaining the student for theperiod of a month required at theschool, during which time the owner istaught how to work his or her dog andto understand the signals the dog givesthrough the U-shaped handle on itsharness.

In the event of the death of a dog,the owner is required to spend anothermonth at the school for another get-acquainted period with the dog selected as a replacement. This is understandably necessary. The temperamentof the prospective owner is a matterof consideration, too. Those who arenot in sympathy with dogs, who indicate any degree of unkindness towardthem, are not permitted to buy a guidedog. The working life of guide dogsaverages about eight years.

Another requirement that makes the

training of the dog far more expensivethan the price asked for it is the longperiod instructors have to spend to become trainers. It's a four-year course,and part of that time they live withoutsight, blindfolded. During the "blind"period they are not permitted to removethe blindfolds. This is a must, and it isrightly reasoned that only in this waycan the trainer learn the problems ofthe blind person who needs a guidedogs.

To many, many hundreds of blindedpersons the trained guide dog hasopened new ways to assurance and independence, and enabled many to obtain gainful employment. To them, nolonger is a simple, short errand a dan-gerovis adventure. For those afflictedpersons life can never be entirely normal, but the intelligent, trained guidedog makes it as nearly normal as pos-

(Continued on page 51)

Schlifeframe coming up!Or TIME OUT FOR


Set 'em up in the Schlitzalley! Today's Schlitz is adult refreshment.Paced to modern leisure. Sits lightbecause it's Schlitzlight. You drinkmore of it without feeling full. Nextbowling date, order refreshing Schlitz.

The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous

©19S7 Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company, Milwaukee, Wis.Brooklyn, N. Y., Los Angeles, Cal., Kansas City, Mo.


V SCHLlTiUGUr"•< a a._ ... kiss of the hops

SCHLiTzNESS. . . air-free

SCHLlTzMEPr.... continuous quahty

Be a Schllfeer- Be refre9hec



SAFETY GLASSES CASE!Handsome, tan saddle leather case eliminates lost ordropped glasses. Spring Clip holds glass case firmlyin pocket or on auto sun-visor. Finest workmanship. best quality. Protects glasses-from normalbreakage. Snug, clinging feature of leather holdsglasses firmly in case. Use for reading glasses, suntlasses or driving glasses. Wonderful gift item!

atisfaction guaranteed. Postage paid. No C.O.D.'sOrder today.

gS236 Glasses Case $1.50Extra large size glasses case $2.00

ir237 Glasses, Pen, Pencil Case $3.00NELSON'S Dept. EK 9-B, Sierra Madre, Calif.


Hot Waierl

Rinsemaster Divided Dish PanNew compact dish pan has its ownbuilt-in rinsing compartment—crystal-clear rinse water for every dish! Cusli-ion-soft rustproof unbreakable polyethylene pan can't chip china or glasses,has overflow edges for both sections.17'/i"xl3i4"x6>X!". Order No. 7241-6, Redor 7244-6. Yellow Pan, $3.49 postpaid.Free! Write For Exciting Gift Catalog!

165 Bond St., Oshkosh, Wisconsin

FUN FILLED TOILET TISSUE-»1Laughin' bathroom tissue will dress up any3'ohn with riotously funny sayings! Greatfor gag gifts. Makes your guests sit up andtake notice. A silly saying or racy remarkIS pnnted on each sheet with non-Irritatingink. Do it yourself, and a 100 other sayings! Here s a witty way to solve the bathroom readmg problem. You must be pleasedor your money back! 3 different rolls of Tis-

? postage paid. OrderLAUGHIN TISSUE from SUNSET HOUSE,14-50 Sunsc!t Building, Hollywood 46, Calif.

I Ti'lTinr v.-\|iI UL-s, msoo\I ctoinfrirt niz• oxtiii

• liiiaraniiI |-\TA.S'.

Mulbcrrj*. t-ynn, Mass.



I'liK .-(ii- IWonipti-<; FutI& H.ilf sizos


.••old fnniorv-tcp-vou lo liUrii<Ui<-i- our Viil-Ihc thrin of n pcrfct^l lU 111 your oxact

or youi- muiK-y-'.mcl!. l;xircm<'ly coiiifort-llirhi anil tlfxlhlf. hiiiidlacoil. Bouncy

• --ok's. .-holri' U'atlifi-. ...in.inly siyli.tl,I li> I.l<a-|.; Ill UHITK. .SMOKK. ltKi>. TAF-

- c-<ltau> licllvi-ry. roii-s ai-crjiicil. Mor.Mull)frr)'. t.ynn. Mass.


BRAIDED CHIGNON of human hair canbe arranged in 15 different ways.What a boon for covering sun-dried,brittle, hard-to-manage ends! This chicchignon is guaranteed to color-matchyour hair sample. $10.50 pnd., add$3.25 for light blonde, auDum ormixed grey. Send hair sample to Fashion Hair Prod., Dept. E 175 FifthAvenue, New York 10, N. Y.

COMPACT CAMPER'S KNIFE saves pre-pou.s .space when you pack for a hunting or fysliing trip. Only 4" long whenclosed, it contains 13 individual gadgets mcluding knife, scissors, screwdriver, bottle and can opener. And itseparates into a handled fork andspoon. Witli leather case that attachesto belt, $3.9o ppd. Taylor Gifts, Dept.c-, Wayne, Pa.

PERSONALIZED STAINLESS FLATWARE.The smarte.st hostes.ses are turning tothis lustrous service that never tarnishes, can bo washed in dishwasher.Engraved with 2 or 3-letter monogram. 5 pc. place setting, $2.95; 20pc. service for 4, $8.95 (save $2.85);complete 50 pc. service for 8, $17.50ppd. The Adobe Kitchen, Bo.\ 4035,Dept. EL, Tucson, Ariz.


WELCOME DOOR HARP. A gay melodygreets visitors when this handcraftedminiature wooden harp hangs on thefront door. As the door is opened orclosed, the small wooden balls strikethe violin strings to sound a tinklingtune. Adds a cheery note to children sor play room door too. 7" x 5^" x 2".$2.95 ppd. Plain-Vu, Dept. 0-4, Box83, Mentor, Ohio.


MORE BRILLIANT THAN A DIAMOND!Amazing Gem Discovery! Has more sparkle,Ym r exactly like a fine diamond.,ln •''' wearing themost UoMous diamond they have ever seen,

a^hng l-rarai lady's ring only 854. Alsoupetl, men.s and ladies' rings in Ur«er carat

i!luslidl,-d !,ookl.n. Wriip to Kenya Gem Cot-porutmn. Department 317. Pliiladelpliia 44, Pa.




ORDER BY MAIL2-3 week dolivery

fx. R. Pox, fur remodeling specialist, rc-styles your old, worn fur coat regardless of condition Into Blftmorous1957 cape or stole. Special price,

S22-95 complete! This special priceincludes cleaning, glazing, repairing,lusterizing to new sheen, remodelcompletely, plus a lovely NEW LINING

and INTERLINING Sc Monogram at no extra cost.The thrilling result—a luxuriously beautiful cape,stole or Jacket. SEND NO MONEV!JuBt wrap up your old fur coat, mall It to ub now. Send yourdross size and lielRlit on postcard- Pay postman $22.95 plusDOStaKO when new cuno nrrlTCs. Or send .'or FREE StyleBook nowl Many dllfcrcnt styles to choose from. Write:


I. R. FOX, 146 W. 29th ST., DEPT. B-30, N. Y. C. 1, N, Y.


'TIME FOR COFFEE" announce thesesmart new Perijonalizecl Napkins, withan invitinc cup of steaming cofFee inplace of the word. Legend reads "Atthe (your name)". Of fine embossedpaper-linen, they're so appropriate fordessert bridge and snacks and make awelcome hostess gift. Set of 50, Sl.OOppd. Miles Kimball, 99 Bond Street,Oshkosh. Wise.

SPARKLE IN THE RAIN. Glamorovis RainBoots are decorated with brilliantrhincstones on the clasxis and heeldesign. Hand-set, they won't fall outand are guaranteed not to snag stockings. The.se polyethylene plastic hootsare made for high heels. Sizes 4, 5, 6,7 and 8, $5.95 ppd. ArtLsan Galleries,Dept. E, 2100 North Haskell Ave.,Dallas 4, Texas.

LET YOUR FURS GO TO YOUR HEADthis winter. If you have Morton's remodel your old fur coat into a flattering new cape, stole or jacket, they'llmake this cnarming Head-Band fromyour left-over furs for only $2.95.In new Persian Lamb, it's $8.95; newMink, $12.95 plus 105S federal tax.Morton's, Dept. G452, 312-7th St.,N.W., Wasliington 4, D. C.

A WELL-EQUIPPED WORKBENCH needsthis Set of Seven 4" Pliers. Includedare flat nose, round nose, diagonal,end cutters, flat and round snipe andcombination pliers—all of highly polished deep-forged steel. Made inGermany, they're 75^ each or the complete set of seven, $5.00 ppd. Scott-Mitchell House, Dept. 51-H, 611Broadway, New York 12, N. Y.


NO MORE SCUFFED HEELS!-?1Now you can drive in your fanciest shoeswithout fear of scufflng. Self-adhering softfoam pad is easy to install — just press Itagainst the gas pedal in your car — that'sall! Gives complete foot-driving comfort-reduces driving fatigue. A boon to shortdrivers... brings the gas pedal closer. Youcan even drive barefoot safely. Saves floormats from wearing, too! Gtiarantcfd to pleaseor your money hack! Only $1, postage paidOrder FOOT EASE CUSHION from SUNSETHOUSE, Sunset Building, Hollywood46, California.

Ftea-Scat-Pad!""It's wonderful—kills fleas and doggy odor while Isnooze. I love its cudar aroma, its billowy comfort."Protects children. Stops scratching. Encfs all -stnig;gles with messy powders, sprax's. Keeps pets ofFchairs, sofas. Pleasant in any room. Economical,long-Jnsting. Flea-Scal-Pod, 15-28 in. S3.49. Supersize. 28x36 in. $4.98. Special for Cats, 14x18 in.$2.49. Monoy-Back Guarantee—send check or m.O.and we'll mail prepaid, saving you all postal charges.Sucfbury Laboratory, Box 90H, Sudbury, Miiss.

Day or Night


with the Or/g/na/

SLEEP SHADETry this drugless way to sound, refreshing sleep . . .the original sleep eye shade that shuts out light,improves rest. Scientiflc design lets eyes blink. Patented soft, adjustable tape and twin elastics holdSleep Shade comfortably in place without pull orpressure. Over 1.500.000 sold. Complete satisfactionguaranteed or full refund. Black sateen Sleep Sbadc

Banish disturbing noises -with Sleepwell EarStops. 25c a pair. 5 pairs for SI.

At Drug or Department Stores ... or order direct from

SLEEP SHADE COMPANY828 Mission St., P.O. Box 968, San Francisco, Calif.

(Postage prepaid it paymeyit aent with order)



Next best to the realthing! Beautiful scalemodel puppy dog. cuddlyto the toucli- When hewalks, Bllnky wags histail and his eyes light up.When motion stops, heopens his mouth and barks.Then he continues to move.Blinky will delight all children; and grownups, too.SEND NO MONEY. Paypostman S2.98 plus postage & C.O.D.charge—or remit $2.98 and we will shipBllnky postpaid.

MEDFORD PRODUCTS, Inc.Dept. ELIO, Box 39, Bethpage, N. V.


Incredible, hut true! 20 large-size, new towels(not seconds) in beautiful colors and white, only5c each! Minimum order 20 for $1.00. (Pis. include .^0 extra for postaKc and handling, or $1.05in all for 20 Towels.) Others charge Sl.OO foronly FIVE unwoven cotton and rayon towels likothese, bn( we made a terrific purchase and arepassing the savings on lo you. LIMIT—3 orders percustomer. Money back guarantee. Order TODAYlTow«l Shop, Dept. 5, Box 881, St. Louis, JMo.


'' R E AU T I -'ANOt-LEs fullyirTJsi ' tailored for

V perfect fit in^Elks' colors:

/ Purple, White or Gold.Other colors available.

W Embroidered in con-trasting colors on back

(1 with Elk Emblem,> Lodge number and

name of town.



Send Check or M.O. Men/ion Coior, Size ofCollar ond SJeeve iengfh.


BOWLERS SHIRT & UNIFORM CO.116 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles 15, Collf.

Suppliers of Elk Shirts <5 Regalia



EjjUre Kct has hltrhiustro chromC'platcilln*trumertts of hljrh*fluallty that com*TiQTQS with muchhlshcr priced draft*Inff sets. You getplain and rintr headbow dividers, com-pa.KSOK for u.**© withtnk or pencil. Ruling penn arid allnecessary parts.Precision made In-Rtrumenis p.ickorfIn an attractivesimulated leather,velvet lined ease.12 pioces, caseand all. only83.00 postpaidor C.O.D. plus


Automatic Siphon PumpI sensational S1.98I low price I ppd.I Xow—siphon any liould automatically, safo-I ly. wrTHOUT puttlnir lube to mouth! StiucczcI bulb, llaulil slnn« to flow Immcrtlatclyl Tr.-uis-

parent sections lot you llriuld flowlnir!I Siphons, pumps itasollno. watur. any liquid.Even adds, corrosives! Knr cars, bo.its, powermowers, campers, plumbers, doctors, chem-

I Ists. factories! Arid resistant. Over 7 ft. lone!I Send Check orM.O. C.O.D. p1usfe«. Money Back Gugrantec.I SCOTT-MITCHELL HOUSE, INC.I Oept. 5109. 611 Broadway. New York 12, N.Y. |


6-Month Trial

Subscription $1

Only $3.00 for 2 years.

Discover how youcan enjoy every modern convenience inyour own home forjust pennies a day.Read Ihe true-lifestories of those wholive in mobilehomesand love it.TRAILER TOPICS MAGAZINE

Suite 1503 28 East Jackson Blvd., Chicago 4, Illinois


IWrntfat* t Eie'Mna UjgtiBiedU - Opticii GIm.Hjrtf CeaUtf lenict - AapJe Ejt Itlul w Ct*t»>I Half Reticle -lea-TtcM Utvi - iietiBttrel - gUUUNIEiD ti perfirs «a AKT RIFLfSptciff irpe Mi« I&4 Me0ei He. w« viii sen?Deeperaient S0*^o Poposi* with C.O.D.

2i/jX -4X - 6X




Nilionally Advertised HeidiandUe . Ntv and Usedeo<'t Surplus . FactoryClsseouU • Eicitio; imsotls!FROU EVERYWHERE Pillej'sliriii{s |rou itetnt0l iTirydescriptlDD at untielieiabti LOW PRICES! Order yourespy lodl)' SEE the URGEST COLLICTIOK ot BARGAINS ever assembled Irt etie catatoi^

Send 50c vaniSc XII ti nlinltdiluili/itirfii at tliJOl


GET RID OF CORNS & WARTS-MCorns, warts and callouses vanish quicklywith new, medically-proven CORN-RIDWAND. No more painful foot troubles .. .simple to use as a lipstick! Just apply —that's all! yoti'if feel like you're walking on air.Medicated formula works wonders — actsInstantly to relieve pain. In handy, easy-to-carry plastic case. No messy salves or lotions! Lasts for months. You must be pleasedor ijour money backl Only $1. postage paid.Order CORN-RID WAND from SUNSETHOUSE. 1.130 Sunset Building, Hollywood46. California.



fOOT COMFORT, choose ContessaShoes for women—so soft and lightyou won t know they're on your feet.They re made of choice supple leather

bbiwith easy-trcad foam ruL^^isoles and adjustable bow. White,smoke, red, black, pink, hght blueand tan. Sizes: 4-13, AAAAA-C. $3.95phis 50(| postage. Moccasin-Craft,65-E Mulberry, Lynn, Mass.

ler mner-



This practical 12piece Maple Ititchenset will add charmwhen banning onyour kitchen wall—with 7 spoons ofvarious sizes, potato masher, steait-bcater, rollins pinand 2 cuttinRboards. Overall wallspace 16" x 20".Shipped direct fromGermany at thefantastic low priceof only $1.95 perset. You pay postman S 67 for dutyand P.O. fee. NoC. O. D. 's. Sendcheck or money order. Guaranteed toplease you.

407S S. W, Parkview Ave.Portland 1. OrcEon

ELECTRIC MAS5AGER only $2.95!—Never befoi-e at this amazing lowprice! Slip this efficient massager on

your hand and rub over area to betreated. It's vigorous or gentle, depending upon pressure applied. Relaxand refresh whole body. Fine for spotreducing, scalp massage, etc.

Xo C.O.I). Oiwniittml. o/ eoiimo.

Ei-liniV IiVf 225 W, Erie St.. Dept. A.267.ChiC-iBO 10. IM.

CRADLE YOUR NECK for complete comfort while relaxing or sleeping. Cres-cent-Aire inflatable pillow, cool andresilient, is shaped for support of neckor back. A comfortable .seat cushion,too, for sports as well as for invalids.Covered with washable corduroy ingold, green or blue. S3.50 ppd. BetterSleep, Inc. Dept. E-3, New Providence, N. J.

CLEAN AS YOU PEEL with the newVegetable Scraper Peeler. Attach thiskitchen aid to any faucet and turnon the water-then peel or scrape withthe grater-type cutting head and thethin scrapings drain away. You haveno messy peel to di-spo.se of and roodvalues are retained. S2,00 ppd. HondaGifts & Cadget.s, Dept. E, P. O. Box950, Sarasota, Fla.


Men - Women. We show youhow to import big-profit itemsat amazing low foruign priccs(examples at left). Your no^me isyour otTice. Get I'sf of 157 l"i-ports FRHE.' Full or spare timebusiness by M.iil Order. Or takevolume orders from stores. Import jewdry. clothes, sportingenrifls liardwnre. CfC. NU cArb-See OR INVESTMENT IN.PRODUCTS NEEDED. Without obligationsend today for complete detailsand list of 157 Imports FREE! Airmail reaches us over night. I neMellinger Co., 1717 Westwood.Dcpt.G-399.Los Angeles 24.Calit.

Clocks 65;:in Germany—

$5 value

in U.S.A.

Plagued by DANDRUFFItching and Scaling?4 Order New-Formu/c KEV

Remarkable modern way to relief frornitching and flakins duo to dnndrult. Justapply KEV to scalp. Then, wash out withyour favorite shampoo, and nnse. matsall! Non-aicoholic, non-dryinc. washes outeasily. See and fee! results at once!

Daring Money-Back Guarantee.-;ciKi $2.(10 now (e.ish, tlicok or m.o.). We'llrush lili; tiilio of KlCV, several months suonly.

• »iirwlpiikl. I'sf ii.« (liriH-Iwi, If iiol iimiiziKl. cle-llchtcd with re.-iiills, relurn cmiily tiihc for immcdlatofull Si;.1)11 ri'fiiiirl. Order TOl).\Yl ...KEV COMPANY, P.O. Box 1549-A, Phoenix, Ariz.



\ \

RAKING LEAVES is less of a back-breaking chore with RaKomb. Thisself-cleaning rake attachment endsstopping and stooping to removeleaves. Just slip it over teeth of rake.As leaves pile up, unit raises itselfhigher on teeth, cleaning rake automatically. Of rust-proof metal, 17"long, 1" wide. $1.69 ppd. EIron, Inc.,225 W. Erie St., Chicago 10, 111.

IT'S SHEER MAGIC, the wav the frailestnylons last when you wash, rinse, anddamp dni them in the Life Preserver.This moulded, smooth-as-silk plasticcontainer eliminates snags and weakened threads caused by squeezing. Inpink, blue, mint green or tortoise sliell,

3^. including wall bracket,eming. Dept. E, Box 1162,

$3.98P. F.Houston 1, Texas.

HANDSOME HARNESS BELT....$1.95Dees Wonders for Separates. Striking 2-lotter monoflrainanil buckle are golden brass on polished genuine leatherI'/j" bell Black Beige. Red, Tan. Navy & Gray. Sizes22.32 $1-95. Order 2 bells for S3.75.

Scnd 'ca'.h'rcZck or m.a. odd Mc »o,t. on «,ch


Tucsonr Ariz.


MORTON'S IS WORLD'S OLDEST,LARGEST 1-PRICE FUR SERVICE.Let Morton's remodel your old worn furmto glamorous now fashion, complou* withnow llnln;;, IntcrJlnlniT. monotrram,cioanln^. only $22.05.Morton's In famed for mo$:t cxcitini;fftsmons. and wJtJest selection cvoofTerod . . . plus such outKt.tndini;def-ltrnln?, workmanship, fit and scrv*Icc that Morton's rcstyllntf is r.'itedsuperb by Harper's Bazanr. Glam*ouri Mademoiselle, and other im*partial exnertx.Send no money. Just send old fur..«lato dress size. Pay po^itmanwhen rcstylcd fashion arrives!Or inspect Morton's completencsv 1058 style selection.ppccf See photos of over 30 fabu*I IVI.U. louj. ^lyieA to choose froyn.

for Morton's exclusive newfur f.iKhlon .ilbum tod.iy.

MORTON'S Dept. 45-W



Washington 4, D.C.

1000Name &


Labels $1SPECIAL


Any 3 differentorders $2 ppd.

Sensational bargain! Your name and address hahd-somely printed on 1000 flnest quality gummed lal>els.Padded—packed with FREE, useful Plastic GIFT BOX.Personalize stationery, checks, books, cards, records,etc. BeautUully printed on flnest quality gummed paper—jooo onlw SI. SPECIAL XMAS OFFER-AlfY 3

DIFFERENT ORDERS $2. Makes an ideal gift. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

HANDY LABELSJasDcrson aide., Culver City 1. Calllomla

DOOR NAME PLATEPersonalize your house, office or apartmentdoor with this handsome 1" x 4" custom en-Sravecl, lustrous bl.ick plastic name plate.Hrlced at only SI.39 ppd. Wonderful for gifts,4 for .$5.00. Type, print or clearly write nameas you want It enRsaved. Send check or moneyorder to:

.39dick-mar engravers133 SANTA MONICA BLVD.SANTA MONICA. CALIF. ^1


Our advertisers are legitimate, reliable mail order firms, committedto refund full purchase price (except on personalized items) if youare not entirely satisfied. What'smore The Elks Magazine itself is yourfinal guarantee of satisfaction. So,relax and enjoy your shopping. Andif you should need our help, we'reat your service.



SPECIALS:: ol 70 rds. G 1.

tjitrcl. ISO g'.. • -SJ 00100 'ds G I. Isrgel.150 f. $' SO?0 tfls, professionally loaflpt)soil poinl Hurting, 150 gr. $2.55JO mi. Bern, or Weslern Corn-mefcljl soil point, 110 jr., 150gr., 720 Z'., YOUR CHOICE $4.75



. CrctnS! pjs

) ACCESSORIES BARGAINS""^.nus US eo»'''feulalion coftfirJc

New...$195 Use<l.,.Sb«Sw.ypi hanaiQ cleamng roo, 3 oc. & lios

sohO Crass, Cov'l issvc $195Brushes: U.S. Attry Brass, oHlctal, new

2 lor jccOil: G.I. gun oil, 6 07. cor) ^ zscPrunes: G.I. cleaning patches, llannel

(200) 75cSolvent: C.I. gun cleaning sotvenl,

6 0' 2ScCun Casei G.I. olive drab, liesvy-duty,erana

new contfllion, heavy gov't spec.'iPOEi $1.95

Ssddic scsbdards, U.S. cfllclal top Quilityconhloe.nvclei] and stitchcd.NClv $4.95

TO OROER: Send check, cash 01 moneyorder. $10 deposit lor C.O.D. Shipped RRE>.. thifges collccl f.O.B. Pasidena. Calil.rcsid. add 4% stale tai. lO-DAY MONEYBACK GUAR. Dealers inquire,

ON SALE JUST $00HUNTERS: Owawwfor inc lifsl hme m 7i'i yens. >«e can ae.nn offer Iftclamous U.S SprintlielO '03 CaUfier 30 06. Tnrsearc fuar very £ood rnside and oul, clean sharpfilhng Irtis (s mosi jccLirale mttilary ::lfe ever made,most popular hunting nlle and caliDc in world Soft-nose ammo sold everywhere. Sir^gle Sprjnglrelds sellas hi^h as $7S Gel yours now ivnile they lasi I

SPECIFICATIONS:Model; '03. BOI.; 24", 4 groove Inol 2 groove)Sights: Famous Springfield sigtils adjuslable to 2700yds. Windaee and elevation. SlDets: Cov'l selectedAmerican tvalnut. Caliber: 30 06. Numberi: all nichnumbers. Packlni: Guns shipped 10 us in orig orniycosmoline. we degreasc and oil lightly. Shipped mheavy duly protective packing case. All MILLEDMRTS: no hurry-up mi time slampinis. Wt: approxei/} lbs. Shipping Wl: 10 IBs.



Jvst Pour


A'o iiooer needed willi Iheseliandsome glasses! Ball-shaoedbase holds cs-acily 2 ounces.Fillivlth lifluortlicn add sodaor water — j'ouhave a properly made highbalt CTory time! 3-!etler hand-etctied monogram. Spcolfy 14 0Z..8 oz..or Old-Fashioncd size.

8 glasses $10.95 12 glasses $16.25<Postage included—odd 8oe to cach order H'est 0/ Miss. )

Depl. E.9, 95 Fifth Ave.New York 3, N. Y.lIcrc-5 How Co.

For Those Who Do Not Want

GREY HAIRNow Top Secret's amazing scientific formuia gives a naturallooking color to faded or greyhair . . . makes you look yearsyounger! Top Secret does notstreak or Injure hair, does notwash out.

"I notircd results after just a fewapplications." says Jan Garlier. Idolof tho Alrlanci. "Top Secret is easy to use—doesn't stainhands or scaip. Top Secret Is the only hair dressing 1 use."

Time-proven Top Secret has beenused by famous personalities foryears.

Send $5 (Fed. Tax Incl.) for 6 oz.plastic container, convenient fortraveling, too. Ppd. No COD's,please. Money back If not delightedwith results of first bottle! Albin ofCalifornia, Room 94, 1401-91 W.8th St., Los Angeles 17. Calif.




800 PAGES OF MUSICOver 300 well-known stand

ard favorites. Piano, organ

and vocal music for all

occasions. The most com

plete collection under onecover. Full 9" x 12" size,

cloth-bound. An ideal gift!


3 East 43 St., New York 17,Dept. 22

SHOE SHINE KITE-Z Shine Holders are made of strongaluminum. Detach from wall bracket.3 changeable toe plates for men, women and children (for all size shoes).C. O. D.'s pay postage. Guaranteed togive long hard family usage.

Pa. Rrni'trnlK A<lflsn Snlra Tax

A useful ellt forall occ'islons



suiijjiy bl.-ick «)r brown iiollsh onone ciicl. otlicr cinl Is i)olL*ilier.Hand DOcKct provi-nt-- solilni; handswlicn iiollslilnii. K.T. St.00

Sorul For Frcr C.ntnloir


New Way to SleepTee-PJ's resemble n T-shirt,but arc over a foot longer.Rib-Knit, soft combed cotton.Gives when you move, easesup when you relax. No bind,no bimch. no chafe, no buttons! If not most comfortablesleeper you've ever worn, return within 7 days for full refund and we send you regularT-shirt FREE!

S (34), M (36-38), L (40-42),XL (44-46)

$2 ea. 3 for $5NOWI Tce-PJ's .•wall.iblo In lone.slocvc.s. _ __

$3 each 1 for $5.Hi PoSflHluf




Now 11271 Custom Sizes and ColorsThat Fit Any Window, Wall or

Corner of Your Home...

1.' 'nft!

litThat Never, Never

Need Ironing or Dry Cteaning IOnly Ronnie—the world's largest distributorol Fiberglas curtains and draperies — cansolve your drapery problems for you at suchtremendous savings. You actuail]/ save one-third the price you would pay for mode-to-order draperies. 127 custom-sized draperiesthat flt any wall, window and corner of yourhome. New drapery weight, no-Iron, work-free PIberglas that never, never needs ironingor dry-cleaning . . . Just wash and hang. Yourchoice of 14 of the newest decorator colorsin stunning prints and vivid solid colors.

HNo DflY

^ GuQraDt«ed by*^Good Housekeeping J


Color brochure, price list,and actual swatches. Justsend us your name and ad-Vdress and we'll rush Drapery SampleKit to help you select the draperiesyou want. No obligation "whatever.So mail the coupon now!

I RONNIE, 84SS-S Ronnie BIdg.' 145 Bread Avenue, Folrview, N. },I Please rush me, ABSOLUTELY FREE, the new IIRonnie Drapery Sample Kit, Including actual*

swatches, color brochure, how to measure In-1• formation plus everythlnB 1 need to order the'Superwide Draperies I want. I am not obligated I

, In any way. I

(the world's largest dislribularof Fiberglas Curtains and Dropes)

Ronnit lldg., 145 lr«ad Ave., Foinritw, N.J. City.. 2one.... Stat

TIED DOWN.' Shop by mail—the ELKSFAMILY SHOPPER way. Order any of theitems sliown here by sending; check or moneyortier to the company named. Remember, yourisk nothing. If not coiiililelely satisfied, your

money will be refunded in full (personalizeditems cxceptcd). And never hesitate to writeyour ELKS FAMILY SHOPPER for help—eitherin connection with the merchandise shown orto help yoii locate some specific item.


Or Can Be Planted Spring—Summer—Fall—Winter(If ground is not frozen)



of the tawns surroundine tho rovelvmo of Snii. y.S200.000 Home of Sou. Boon Plckcrlne

Mondo Cr.iss Comn.iny. on Ihe be.-iiitilul boacii'of thomcxIcq: Iho cntlro 7 lawns sJdow.iikfi

^oulders .inO neulr.-ii urounds are Dlanfed solidiv in

Trade Mnrk Rcelstr.itlon aopllod for U. S. Patient OHicc

This od will not oppear again Ihis year . . .Demand exceeds supply. Rcsorvo order now.


DoSn '1 described by tho U. S Department of Agriculture as "Ophlo-Nnrthnrifr-hin., u ground cover (formerly called Mondo Japonlcus), is native toculled Mondo Grass'A'lthstand seveio decree of freezing: droueht tolerant, evergreen, commonly

paper-thin blades 1/16" wide. This sod-forming EVERGREE>:.iJi cuTently used by many owners of distinctive homes in America for lawn

4'o fclus.ve Blue-Green Mondo Grass at popular prices.not V)pqirpH nw A BE PLANTED ANYTIME, it is recommondod for beautiful Inwns where mowms is

hnrrf,7 9 Mondo Gmss returns its color the vear-'round; thrives in shade or sun: ex-sty^yLr aft^dr >ear' ROamRETNO m6w"nG ^ beautiful, drooping low to the ground in weeping

Shaded areas or sun, dry or wet. FREE folder of testimonials and many photos ofivioncio Jawns sent on request.

Mondo is resistant to diseases; insects and animals will not feed on it Stoos erosion crows compactly. crovydinir out other grass and weeds. muUipiies rapidly, approximately 100 times {10.000 ^;Iirst year, if oronoriv hnntilcsd. Enhuncos oronnrtv vnhm a,,«i ...j: I

delighted you may ruturn at once for refund. Open accounts to A-1 rated firmsbuyini: 1,000 sprigs or more, FOB, Biloxi.


25 Sprigs..$2.9850 Sprigs.. 5.00

100 Sprigs.. 9.00


I.OOOSprigs $79.005,000 Sprigs

or more

per 1,000..50.00

• Mondo Grass Co.. Ocpl, E-9. Bilox). MISS.• 1 oncloM! n for Prcnal.l Shliimciil SprlcsI .*loiicln Omss,

I .Ship (cliL-ck onoi! N'ow

I At Proper Pl.milnR Time



City Slfito

TV STUDIO KIT provides hours oflive play that even adults ca"Over 130 cut-outs are of stifF stockand stand up, averaging 4 tan.eluded are actors, actresses, ^ 'cians and equipment to set up 4 .at once. Complete Kit, withpuppets, $1.00 ppd. Impact! Idea.s,Dept. E, 3407 Prospect Avenue,Cleveland 15, Ohio.

BATTERY OPERATED FORK LIFT TRUCK.Just a flick of a switch starts this authentically detailed 10 truck on itsway. And forward it goes, ""til it hitsan object, then automatically reversesitself and starts off in a new direction.The fork lift actually works by hand.$3.95 ppd. (batteries not inchided)Medford Prod., Dept. E, Box 39.Bethpage, N.Y.

DATE BANK DESK SET combines thefamous Banclok Date-Amoimt Bankwith a ball-point pen. As you take penin hand, you'll be reminded to depositthat daily quarter in the bank. The perpetual calendar won't change unlessyou do. Pen swivels, takes standardrefills. $3.99; 3 for $10.00 ppd. Lee-cralt. Dept. ELD, 300 Albany Ave.,Brooklyn 13, \. Y.

family shopper

SPEEDY SCREWDRIVER. 3-bIacled Versa-tool's ratchet head works right, left,and locks to make screwdriving aneffortless job. The 3 bhides of toughtool steel fit slotted or recessed screws—2 fold into body and selected bladelocks into position 4J,-" overall with3 blades closed. $1-98 ppd. MeridianProd., Dept. E, 366 Madison Ave.,New York 17, N. Y.

MORA LIFETIME KNIFE FOR 99<l This4-inch Swedish blade is guaranteedfor life against breaking because it'smade of high carbon steel in 3 layers,carefully tempered for keenness and•^trength. Sharp enough to shave with,it s ideal for hunting or household.With handsome sheath diat fits onbelt, 99^.' ppd. Conrad Co., Dept. E,Box 828, Minneapolis, Minn.

$1.00 BUYS this useful assortment -of20 Camel's Hair Brushes. You'll usethem to clean precision instruments,guns and other sporting equipment,typewriters, or for art touch-up, pasting, and drawing. Made of qualitycamel s hair, they re varying sizes. All20 for only $1.00 ppd. Terry ElliottCo., Dept. MP-218, 135 E. 44th St.,New York 17, N. Y.


m ITFIRST... RT BANCROFT'Snew garment a/KG

FOR SHOES!No Squatl Sfoop! ^

ENDS CLOSET CLUTTERIiiiaKliie II t);iK with 21 pockets tohold nil yi'ur s'locs In spiifc ofOMO Kaniioiu. Keeps the cmlrcI'nmlly's slioea iliisl, iniUlcw and situr-frtf I'rcclfion lallori'd fabric: htsover rigid vviro frame. Kxtra heavjKuiiKC slltchlcss vinyl ileaiis wUh(lamp c'JiHii. lias full zipper door foreasy ojicninc. BC 9123Grccp; BC 9125 Pink; $4.98each slioe bac ^ni.I.nxo .iCI-nockct unit. 0"x2rxs:i"onl' ac 9604 tirecn; BC 960S I'liik;

Pi't^uKe WlH>e Ha- S7.90

v., / •

Ten Commandrnents BraceletTHj®! '•"f eonunantinicnls cnfrmveil on

•""" """I'd iHs" ""ornllnk-stylcd bracelet. A hcau-tlful accpssory for any asc, An in-»P rational gift on Holy days or any

"ciasinn. hit-ai for chtirrli.oC 120J Rracelot $1.00



Sturdy storage bags hold 32 garments in the space of 16. Keeps entire wardrobe neat and moth-free.Clear windows permit selection at aglance. Quilted vinyl trim addsstrength, beauty. Both styles are63" Jong.Shi'If St-paratps: Hanging space onbottom, 2 shelves on top.BC 9009 84.98Hane Separates: Double hangingsp.Tce both on top & bottom.BC flOlO S4.98





BUNIONSGot relief tioii; the iiainof your bunions. H.HluxVaiirus Bnniiiilio works asyou KlCL-p , - . 'juleltlyand wltliovit pnln. Finn,irontlf lov<T aellon of newelastlc Iloliadur. coaxesl)ltr toe to iioi-fnal positionthat liclps brlni: nboxit ro-llof of pain. Helps whereIt hurts! Spccify shoesize: wUlth; rlirhl or loft


,Kaeh S5.00

. . Pair S9.00

toot: Mil

BC 2551 O.

BC 2552 D.


^"oplngl No Remevlnatinto lim[rl^M^ '® '™"yOTni aiithiuated plcccs

bn„h on d.ls mlrnculou,Vi."stie F^nlttclolh-anil let Cln-, You'll

w ? worn out chairs, UookcaacsIn ^ never tiioMgin would look new

.. Jr . ^ applJcaHon slmuUl out ovvnecr on nny wo«J siif —

choice of Mil pic. LimetJ

Anno,Mahnsany. Kniltwood or •.h'e^s'?r"''3j o°J

' Astortmcnt 2—< over^ a'-pl'oce ' ^rtliiettc set. BC 2537 D S6.00


Famll)* name and house number elow- In the dnrkiArtisUrally huncMvllerrd "MJdniicht Coiicli" Signadd.'? frlrtully warmtli (o your Imine. Knsj* Jo in*

prwidlj- display It on lawn, post,Iioti:»c, m;»IIhnx or trco. \»nlhrrjjroof moty l'm<^th'aeo'lotc with rich black crinkle finish. Over JC"2on£. SVi" blgb. SUkte cmme aod nddrc^s.

BC lOSP, Complete $1.00

Protection Through ReflectionNEW AIR CONDITIONER COVERVoiir air I'onilltloacr conhin't liB saferIn a hank ^'Jnllf! S'cw AhitnlnlzctI t'overprotects linlsh and keeps mechnrlsnipcrftct. Heavy.duly, mclal imprCKiaitvilfahrlc literally dellects rain. snow.!.un. Keeps out ilrafts.BC 9601 (V7 & 3/4 ton units) S3.9SBC 9602 I 1 & IV2 ton units) 54.9S

Bnko! Ro<isti On Top of StovclJUMBO ECONOMY OVEN—S).49N'on- do nil of your cookliiffone burner! You won't even llctityour oven. No more stoves to sonaror hot kitchens. You can bake,roast or cook almost anythinRyou'd pat Into yonr re^ilar oven.IncUulcs ltd, pai], Rrlll base.BC 9061 Economy Oven $1.49

\.\ VI./




Unplurous culor Is .iddcd t« your TVscrccn. Gives drab bla>-k i wliltu .serecnscncliantlnc color-eas>- on eyes No "-Ir-1"K needed. aC 3916 (Specify size):12' flQr. m" «« oe.69c



20 '. .21-. . .24". .. (1.7S

Self-Powered I PortablelELECTRIC SHINE BRUSH

Just press button and hlcH spced hnisliwhirls hrllliant irloss on sJio.s.chrome. Icalher-any surface. Toii(rnbrlsUo hnisii yet v%on't scratch, tom-pletcly iKirtablr. no clectrlc oulletneeded. Uses stanclard batteries. BC8776 Electric Shino Brush. .$3.95


,,, vvhltc and Colors

FUN FILLED TOILET TISSUELaiiKti loaile.l toilet tls.>aie spins oulrlolcus s.iylr.ffs so funny yon have 'o si-illiem 10 heil.vc tlum. n.-\y colors add lobathroom decor-aiul h'larltV. aAA.-iBC 7777 Whimsical White: BC 9442GiRCly Green: BC 9443 TlcklcBC 9444 Craiy YcllOW.3 Rolls (1 color)


. $1.00

HOW TO ORDER: Order by number, slatlni; the qu.intlty desired. Addonly ISC to c>ich item ordered ior postasc and han*

dlinE. Send payment (chcck, money-order or cash) with your order. No. C.O.O.'splease. Satisfaction Guar.intecd or your money back. SEND ALL ORDERS TO; BANCROrrS



a s

7.DayFree TriaMoney-BackGtiarantee

• Q ADDSup to


[• Ihe "PICO" Adding Machincclieck bills, sales, statcmeoU,

ctc. Hundreds of u«c» in the home,olRce, shop, anywhere. Precisely engineered tor dependable, accurate rc-iiulls. Not a toy . . . but a portable

nfficc niacliine that fits easily in briefcase or desk dra^ver.^eichs tcs!% than one pound . . . measures only 3" x 5"X 1 . Beautifully 6ni<hed in black n* gold effect. Completewith sturdy leatherette case, full year warranty, and lifetime service. S19.95. We pay postage on prepaid orders(C.O.D. orders require SI deposit). AGENTS WANTED.Precision Jnst. Co., Dept. E-9, Cliffside Pork, N. J.



Suburban & Country DwellersNORTHEL Reactivator keeps septic

tank and cesspool clean. A bacteria concentrate breaks up solids and grease—prevents overflow, back-up, odors. Regularuse saves costly pumping or digging. Simply mix dry powder in water, flush downtoilet. Non-poisonous, non-caustic. Guaranteed to reactivate septic tank, cesspool.Six mos. supply (23 ozs) only S2.95 ppd.Northel Distributors, EiM-9, P. 0. Box1103, Minneapolis 1, Minn.




STAYDRYiPANTIESProtect your child —day

and night —from unhealthywet clothes and bedding.Staydry Is the all-in-onepanty recommended by manyleading doctors as the solution to this embarrassingproblem.


These well-fitting pantiesof fine, non-toxic plastic arelined with highly absorbentmaterial for complete safety.Washable, they may be boiledand bleoehed, EconomicalStoydry frees you from theneedless mess and expense ofrubber sheets, extra sheetsand enormous laundry bills

/*' Guoronteed by^oodHousekeepingj \PARENTS;


P®^®ct for invalids—wonderful for adults with this distressing problem. "Bee. U-s. Pat

.. Booklet one»ir'a L^oe |t;ll Bedwetting.

/CHiLDRENS & ADULTS: Money BackGuar-

11; It. ii : ; Ii;|| ""tee in lO Ooy.i 30, 3a, 34 S4.9a JttLAN SALES CO.T. 36, 38, 40 . SS.es

Cive exact waiit size in inchec. 172 Foslertown Road,Newburgh, N. Y.

JOLAN SALES CO.172 Foslertown Rd., Ncwburgh, N.Y.


CJty- ,


Tct; 1288

Staydry Panttcs


There's no waste paste when Denta-Matic squeezes the tube because itdelivers just a brush-length of toothpaste. It takes any size tube and empties it completely. Mounts on any wallsurface with own bracket and adhesive, included for $2.00 ppd. Wil-ZonGift Club, Dept. ElOO, Box 48581,Los Angeles 48, Calif.

SUP INTO THESE SNUG SLIPPERS on acold winter's night and feel your toescurl with delight at their warmth.They're the famous Habitant Slippers,handmade in Canada of natural colorSaddle leather, completely lined withgenuine wooly fleece. For men andwomen, sizes 4-13. $9,95 plus 35(*postage. Fellman, Ltd., Dept. E 49W. 43rd St,, New York 36, N. Y.'

TRA-N-SAC is a combination diningtray and litter bag for motorists. It fitscompactly under the dash and ptill.sout to make a tray for snacks on theroad—assures no litter in the car or onthe highway. Polyethylene waterproofsack is removable. $2.98 ppd. Replacement bags, 3 for 29(S Tra-N-SacCompany, Dept. E, 20,5 N. Third St.,El Cajnn, Calif,

"HOLDING THE LINE" becomes a pleasant musical interlude for your callerwhen Music Hold is attached to yourtelephone. Place the receiver on Music ,Hold's phone cradle and delightfulmelodies fill his ear. Snaps on phone.Order by model no. on underside ofreceiver. $5.95 ppd. Gayle's, Dept. E,440 W. 24th St., New York II, NewYork.

YOU WON'T BE LOST for a novc^ in-expen.sive gift if you choose tins y-om-pass-in-a-Tire KeyRing. The miniaturetire is real rubber, the compass keepsyou on course, and the ring is sturdygold plate. Sure to delight autoists,scouts and anyone who admires tiieunusual. $1.00 ppd. La Boutique, Dept.E, 12 Tillman Place, San Francisco 8,Calif.

HELICOPTER MAIL ... a collector's"first." Thi.s envelope travelled on thefirst Helicopter flight in Los Angeles7 years ago and it's postmarked accordingly, making it an interesting andpotentially valucuyle souvenir of thatflight. 3 different Helicopter FirstFhght Envelopes, $1.50 ppd, K. M.Walsh, Dent, E, Box 308, Tuckahoe,N. Y,



FLAG DAYBelow: An aHenfive crowd of 500 persons heard the inspiring address delivered by motion picture star Pat O'Brienduring his lodge's Flag Day Service in Santa Monica, Calif.,when American Flag lapel pins and other patriotic mementoes were presented to all who attended. In the photographare, left to right, E.R. Leslie E. Powers, Secy. Charles R.Savage, Program Chairman, and Mr. O'Brien.

Above: Saluting the Flag at the annual ceremony held by Canadatgwa,N. Y., Lodge at the nearby Veterans Administration Hospital were, leftto right, P.E.R.'s Lawrence Taber, former State Vice-Pres., and LeePierce, Chief of Police; E.R. Leonard Martino, and Hospital ManagerDr. L.' V. Lopez who spoke briefly on the importance of Flag Doy.About 1,000 patients, staff members and visitors attended.

rp HIS YEAR, the 50th anniversary ofX Flag Day and the 180th birthdayof Old Glory were celebrated by thelodges of the Order. Anumber of theselodges reported to us on their programsand from these we have selected a fewphotographs to represent Elkdom's partin the celebration, making our selectionwith an eye toward good reproductivequality and delineation of the typicalElk Service.

During the Grand Lodge Convention, the Grand Lodge Committee onLodge Activities rewarded as outstanding three Flag Day programs. In firstplace was Midwest City, Okla., Lodge

whose spectacular evening pageant ar-rahged by Carl Thompson and his committee followed a parade led by thefamous U.S. Artillery Band from FortSill and included an inspiring precisionexhibition by tlie drill team from theNaval Air Technical Training Centerat Norman. Dr. Howard Taylor, Deanof Oklahoma College for Women, delivered an appropriate talk at this eventduring which D.D. Roy Gonders presented a Flag to Cub Scout Pack

The other two lodges whose programs received recognition at the Convention were Williamsport, Pa., in second place, and Pontiac, Mich., in thii'd.

In addition to those covered pictori-ally, we received reports on several others, and it was interesting to note thepart television played in the success ofmany of them.

A. J. Horenn, 20-year Chairman ofSouth Bend, Ind., Lodge's one-man FlagDay Committee, reports that its entire60-minute affair, in which the Marinesand the Ball-Band Chorus assisted, wastelevised "live" over WSBT-TV. Approximately 40,000 viewers in Indianaand Michigan saw this event, many ofwhom sent in letters of praise, bothto the Elks and the cooperating studio.

(Continued on page 53)

Oklahoma City, Okla., Lodge was invited to hold its Flag Day Serviceat the opening of the Oklahoma Semi-Centennial celebration. The

pageantry of the event, which thrilled a tremendous crowd of citiiens,is evident in this panoramic view of the huge grandstand stage.



Five-pound seatrout or not, it was

a trip Dan wouldnot care to repeat.

rpHIS IS A STORY ABOUT TROUT-I- —large, gleaming, super-charged sea

trout—but it is a little more than that.It is also a story about the north country, about a man who lives there andabout his two sons, his two half-breedsons. One of these sons I know well,having camped and fished with himacross many miles of northern Manitoba.The other I met on one occasion. Bothmen are unforgettable, each in his ownfashion.

The father, an Englishman by birthand schooling, chose the adventure ofthe raw Canadian bush as a young manin preference to the surer but dullerejdstence in his homeland. He is a Hudson Bay Company post manager at anisolated settlement on the bleak shoresof the Bay itself. Twice a summer asmall freighter carrying trading goodsfrom England makes port at his settlement; otherwise his personal contactwith the outside world is limited to theremote possibility that a wanderingbush pilot might drop in for a cup oftea and a time of day.

This man has been married to aSwampy Cree woman for about thirty-five years. In this union he has founda wife and mother for his two sons andone daughter—all grown, married andgone their separate ways—but in theprocess of this fruitful marriage he haslostnone of the dignity and position duea man of his English heritage, nor inthe association has his Indian wife beenelevated beyond her proper station as aSwampy Cree.

This woman appears to be as neatand clean about her person as any whitewoman, as does her home; and hercooking—even to such as Yorkshire pud-ding—would do credit to any modernhousehold. Nevei'theless, she is Indian:large in stature, broad faced and darkcomplected, and silent. She is quiet notonly in her manner—in her shadowymovements about the house—but in herspeech. Other than to answer respectfully, she has little to say, even to herhusband. Since virtually her only contact with the white man's world andtongue has been through her husband,


Andy^ the how man, with grandson, who also was glad to make the trip.

this could be due to a lack of commandof the English language, but more likely it is due to a native impassiveness.

Her younger son inherited from hera gentleness of manner and an awareness of life about him—a closeness to theearth and its wild creatures that belongsonly to an Indian—and from his fatherhe inherited a peneti-ating intelligenceas well as an expressiveness and sociability. The rare combination makeshim not only fine company, but as ablea man in the bush as I have evercamped with. There wasn't a day in hiscompany that I didn't learn a thing ortwo or discover the significance ofsomething that otherwise I would havepassed unnoticed.

When the opportunity came to gofishing with his older brother, whom Iwill call Joe, naturally I was more thanready. I was a guest of the parents atthe time, and Joe had just arrived fromhis summer camp miles down the coast.Also visiting at the time was an eight-year-old grandson, a quarter-breed sonof the post manager's daughter. He wasready to go fishing, too, of course.

It was late summer, and Joe and hisfather agreed that the sea trout shouldbe swarming out of the Bay into thesmall streams on their spawning run.All we had to do was pile into Joe's big

22-foot canoe, run an hour down thecoast to such a stream, and catch all wevi'anted.

Along with an Indian named Andy toride bow, the four of us—Joe, the postmanager, his grandson and myself—shoved off. Joe, an enonnous hulk of aman with heavy features, a barrel chest,and arms and hands to shame a gorilla,started the kicker and we headed intothe gray water of the bay. It was adark day, not unusual for that part ofthe world, but the wind didn t commence to blow until we were well onour way. By the time we rounded asheltering point of land it was blowinghard, with dirty white foam streakingoff the tops of the breakers; and the moment we struck the first swell we sawthat the canoe had a "broken back."The keel and longitudinal ribs werecracked so that the canoe buckled as werode over each wave. The higher thewaves, the more it buckled. Weighteddown by Joe and the outboard in thestern and the bow man foi"ward, thecanoe drooped over each wave androde high under the Ijreak, squirtingwater along the broken ribs as it did so.

The post manager took one look atthe break and asked his son to turnback. His son laughed. He begged himto turn back. He pleaded with him.

Joe still laughed. Ahead was an island,but instead of taking the lee course inside, Joe steered the canoe into thestormy sea—and laughed again, theempty, inscnitable laugh of an Indian.

Over each wave the gunwales bentin the arc of a bow. IE they shouldsnap, the canoe would fold completely.The post manager and I watched themstrain and creak over a heavy wave andhad the same idea at tlie same moment.We kneeled side by side on the break,grabbed tlie heavy middle thwart at ourbacks, then pulled down as each crestpassed under us. This did stiffen thecanoe, but not enough. We asked Andyto move back out of the bow. He merely looked at us with an open-mouthed,vacant stare, not even changing expression when a wave broke over him anddrenched him. The post manager thentried to explain to Joe that the weightin the ends of the canoe was breakingit. Joe laughed, and continued on hisway. We had started out to go fishingand we were going fishing. We realizedthere was nothing to do but ride it outand hope. It may have been against allreason to get into such a situation, butwe were in it nevertheless. The grandson, meanwhile, sat on the bottom andbaled water, like a child playing on abeach.

My thoughts turned to Joe's brotherwhom I had seen at his home in the in

terior recently. In the many miles I hadtraveled with him in the past, he hadtaught me great respect for a canoe. Hisjudgment and ability were as near infallible as possible. We had shot rapidsthat looked difficult, and with ease;then we had portaged stretches I mighthave attempted, but he pointed outwhere we would have met trouble. Hegenerated confidence, and with goodI'eason. I thought of the fine qualitieshe had acquired from both his parentsand I pictured his sensitive, expressiveface; then I turned and looked at Joe'sheavy, dark features. I glanced at theirfather, the post manager, his facedrawn and his lips tight, and I remembered the hours he had sat with a pipeand a cup of tea and listened eagerly asI told of his younger son. Where therehad been pride, there was pain now.And before us sat the dark-skinned,black-eyed boy, his grandson, puddlingthe dirty water which sloshed abouthim on tlie canoe bottom.

At one TIME OR ANOTHER Ihave been through a variety of

rough water, both fast water and at sea—enough tliat I know when to be calmand when to be scared. This time I wasscared. Continually during that longhour I measured the distance with myeye to shore and wondered whether Icould make it through the choppy, icy

water.*I thought maybe I could, but, Iasked myself, what do you do about aneight-year-old boy? You don't deserthim to drown, and you can't possiblymake it with him. It wasn't a pleasantthought, and I strained aU the harder.

My arms were weak and my kneessore when Joe turned the canoe intoward a distant strip of willows winding through the mossy tundra of theshore. This was our sea-trout stream.It had been a long time since I hadthought of fishing.

As soon as we beached the canoe, thepost manager and I started combing theshore for poles of driftwood to lay onthe bottom of the canoe as stiffeners;then we took rocks from the stream bedto weigh them down and hold them inplace. Joe watched us puzzled forawhile, then it appeared to dawn onhim what we were doing. He leanedover and picked up a rock which musthave weighed close to 200 pounds, doing so with as much ease as I would liftone weighing 50, placed it gently amidships in the canoe, and smiled proudly.Andy, the Indian bow man, stared at usblankly.

"A couple of weeks ago," Joe explained, "when the canoe was on thebeach turned over our duffle, a whitebear jumped on it and broke its backtrying to get at the grub. I ran him

(Continued on page 52)

0^ REMINGTON RIFLESgive you varmint-rifle accuracy...get bigger game, too!

Take your choice of autoloading, slide- or bolt-action, And you can use the same rifle in the fall with the 90these Remington rifles in new long-range 244 Rem- grain Pointed Soft Point bullet for deer, antelopeington caliber give you accuracy out to the limits of other game. See the new double-duty Remington rifleshuman sighting and holding ability. In the 75 grain bul- in 244 Remington caliber now!let you get the super-precision you need for varmints


Model740 "Woodsmaster" Autoloading Rifl® and bolt locked together for constant headspac-—world's only liRhtweight high-power auto- ing, maximum atrongth and power. Weighsloader. Exclusive "Power-Matic" action gives about 7)^ lbs. In 244 Rem., 280 Rem., 30-06,lishtning speed and softens recoil. Barrel and 308 Win. calibers.


Model 760 "Gamemaster" Slid.-AcUon Rifleteeds additional shots faster than any other ^nn Sav 308 Win. and 35 Rem.calibera.nand-oporatod rifle. Action is smooth, trouble- *free. Strong, multiplc-luK hrocch bolt designed

Fro/n *89"'

Model 722 Bolt-Action Rifle-strongest bolt signed for telescope sight Crisp,action ever built. This means constant head- match-typetrigger. Polished bolt,space, fine accuracy, yearsofdependable service, ing luge. In 222 R®™;- em.,Available with high comb stock, especially de- 300 Sav., and 308 Wm. caubera.

•Prices subjecl (o change wllhoul notice."Power-Matic," "Woodsmasler," "Ggmomssler." ite Res. U.S,Pat. OR.by Rominglon AimsCompiny,Inc.,Biidgepoit2.Conn.



Clarksdale^ Miss*, ElkCelebrates Golden Years

W. A. Ritchie, a member of Clarks-dale Lodge No. 977 for half a century,celebrated that event by inviting over100 fellow members to a dinner as a"token of appreciation of Elkdom".

E.R. H. L. McCarley praised hisservice to the Order and presented a50-year gold membership pin to Mr.Ritchie. In making hi.s response, theveteran Elk gave to the lodge an inscribed gavel made of woods and metalfrom historic American sites, includingWashington's home at Mount Vernon,Jefferson's home at Monticello, andsteei from the USS Missouri on whichthe Japanese surrender agreement wassigned.

J. Lake Roberson spoke briefly, calling to attention the fact that of the188 men initiated into the lodge priorto Mr. Ritchie, only eight survive. Formany years Mr. Ritchie had served thelodge as its Secretary, helping with theerection of its home in 1910; at presenthe is a Trustee.

At the dinner, Mr, Ritchie received aletter of congratulations from GrandExalted Ruler Fred L. Bohn.

W'̂ illiamson, W. Fa., ElksWage War on Polio

Polio vaccine for all persons underthe age of 40 was the goal of Williamson Lodge No. 1408 in launching anintensive polio vaccination campaign inthe area. Working in cooperation withthe Mingo County Health Dept. in theestaljlishment of the Salk Vaccine Campaign, with free shots administered atseveral public clinics, the WilliamsonElks held the iirst of these clinics attheir lodge home; the second was helda month later, and the third is to takeplace in December.


Right: This pleasingpicture shows some ofthe members of theMcAMen, Tex., ElksTeen Age Club whowere treated by theirsponsors to a hayrldeto Bentsen Park wherethey danced, had owiener roast and ageneral good time.

The campaign had the approval ofthe Mingo Medical Society, with theshots administered by nurses from theCounty Health Dept. While the latterfurnished the serum for all personsunder 20 years ofage, and for expectantmothers, the Elks secured the serumfree of charge for persons between theages of 20 and 40.

The only requirement for participation in the free clinics was a firm commitment from each individual that hewould take all three shots. An important feature of the drive was the


Left: When Pratf, Kans.,Lodge honored D.D. RayL. Simmons with the ini-

tiotion of 63 candidates,the largest class in Itshistory, Mr. Simmons waspictured, center, holdingthe class sign, with E.R.Richard Bergner and hisfellow officers on eitherside of him. Over 100local and visiting members attended, IncludingP.D.D. C. L. Gray andE.R. Nels G. Nelson of

Hutchinson Lodge.

insertion of a coupon in the WilliamsonDaily News, which the public was invited to fill in and mail to WilliamsonLodge, thereby officially registering forthe series. There is no doubt that thispromotion has guaranteed the successof this effort.

The outstanding community projectbrought high praise to No. 1408 fromall sources, including 1956-57 GrandExalted Ruler Bohn who suggested theundertaking, and the local press whichgave the drive the utmost coperation.

(Lodge News continued on page 44)

Meeting in Fort Wayne, Ind., to plan the 1958 Elks National Bowling Tournament to take placethere on the weekends beginning Feb. 22nd were, left to right, seated, lodge Secy. A. L. Jockel,Cal Stewart of radio station WOWO, local Convention Bureau Director Mrs. Donna Ehrhorn, Elk

National Assn. Pres. R. D. Bonnell and Secy. E, N. Quinn, local Elk Henryisniewskt. Van Orman Hotel representative H. W. Ryan and A. J. Rodewald of the Key LanesBowling Center; standing: P.E.R. G. C. Ley, local Bowling Assn. Secy. J. E. Black, Natl. Assn. Vice-

res. F. E. Cheney, host Bowling Chairman R. W. Bauer and Jim Edwards of Berry Lanes Bowlingenter. Tournament information moy be secured from Secy. Quinn, P. O. Box 29, Madison 1, Wis.

TMVELGllIDJ"Yosemite High Sierra Trails," a new16mm color, sound film, is now available for free distribution to serviceclubs, churches, schools, etc.. by thesponsor, Yosemite Park and Curry Co.Starting on thefloor ofYosemite Valley,the film picks up alternately the ridersand hikers in various spots on the trip,showing both the beauty of the areaand the camp life and activity. There•xve several excellent trout fishing sequences. The running time is 25 minutes Write Yosemite Park and CurryCo., Traffic Office, Yosemite NationalPark, California.

★ *The Treetops Hotel at Nairobi, Kenya,in Africa has been reopened and guestsare again watching the unreheased be-havior of elephants, rhino and all th^eother wild game of the African bush.The new hotel has been erected on thewest side of the water hole, affording abetter view at sundown tlian heretoforewhen viewers had to gaze into the raysof the sun from the east side of the hole.

★ * *The four big days of the Pendleton/Oreffon) Roundup are bept. 11ththroulhthe 14th when the Old Westlives again. Calf roping, bull riding, andbareback bronc riding, steer ropmg andother rodeo features round out a thrill-packed wild and wooly round up thathas made the name of Pendleton asymbol of the best in rodeo. If you areout in that part of the country duringthat time, don't miss it. AH the topeowboys from the United States andCanada will participate.

★ * *The last trolleys, four of them in NewYork City, have been retired after 38years of service on the QueensboroBridge. They have been replaced bybuses in an economy move. So endsthe trolley era in one of the great citiesof the world.

* * * • 1British Overseas Airways has introducedindividual dictaphones for busy executives using BOAC's deluxe overnightservice between New York and London.On request, the Chief Steward willsupply a compact Dictaphone machineto the passenger at- his seat, compliments of the Line. The message, recorded on lightweight Dictaphone Dic-

tabelt, will be posted, via air mail, fromthe next port of call to any part of theworld at BOAC's expense.

★ ★ ★

The newly-formed French-U. S. firmwhich is planning to link France andEngland by a proposed under Channeltunnel estimates the cost at roughly$280,000,000. France already has officially okayed the project and hopes arenow held for a favorable attitude in

England where fear of a "through-tunnel invasion" has snagged all effortsto date.

★ ★ ★

The Mayflower II will be moored atPier 81 all summer and until Thanksgiving Day for the public to board.Admission fee is 90 cents for adults and40 cents for children. Don't miss it ifyou are in New York.

★ ★ ★

Alcoa (Aluminum Company of Amer-ca) offers all-expense Caribbean toursaboard its ore-carrying ships. Leaderand Sentinel. The cost for a two-weektrip is $350 and for four weeks, $600.Possible stops include Trinidad, Barbados, Dutch Guiana. These ships sailfrom Mobile, Alabama, and have outside, air-conditioned, private bath staterooms for 12 passengers. Write anyAlcoa office in the United States.

★ ★ ★

The new Walt Whitman suspensionbridge, recently opened over the Dela-


This month Horace Sutton has anews round-up of world-wide travelevents in his article on pages 12and 13.

ware River, links Philadelphia withGloucester City, New Jersey, and provides residents of Pennsylvania with anew and better route to the Jersey coastresorts. Toll is 25 cents per car.

★ ★ ★

Washington, the Nation's capital, willsoon have a memorial to General JohnJ. (Black Jack) Pershing, Commanderof the American Expeditionary Forcesin World War I. The memorial isplanned and will soon be constructedand located in the city.

★ ★ ★

The Dominican Republic, inspired bythe crossing of the Mayflower, plans toimitate Columbus on his first trans-Atlantic voyage with replicas of the"Nina," "Pinta," and the "Santa Maria."Hopes are for a successful conclusionon October 12th, Columbus Day.

★ ★ ★

Williamsburg, which has been restoredand rebuilt in the Colonial tradition,has gone modern with the addition of a$10,000,000 information center. It islocated on a 40-acre tract just one half-mile north of Williamsburg.

Hey Mabel...


Tkre goes that call again...fortkfimtMLofMLagmIt's a friendly call... a cheerfui call - the

call forCarling Black Label Beer. Itwillplease your taste - and your purse, too!

Next time you buy, give Black Label a try.

The best brctvs in the world comc from CARLING

CARLING BREWING CO.. Cleveland. Ohio. Belleville. Illinois. Frankenmuth. Mich.. Natick, Mass.41

fiecome an

nccounTiinT-Auditor— CPA

The demand for skilled accountants—men who reallyknow IhetT business—is increasing. National and statelegislation is requiring of business much more in theway of Cost Accounting. Business Law, and FederalIncome Tax. Men who prove their qualifications inthis important field are promoted to responsible executive positions.


Knowledge of bookkeeping unnecessary. We train youfrom ground up, or according to your individualneeds. Low cost; easy terms.

Send name and address on the lines below for sample lesson and free illustrated book describing theLaSalle Accounting training and the opportunitiesin this highly profitable field.

• EXTENSION UNIVERSITYLAoALLt A GoA/teA.fio*ule*tca417 S. Dearborn St., Dept. 9328-H Chicago 5, 111.



City .Zone. . Stale.


Repeatedly Earns Your Gratitudeby Eliminating

• Confusion • Wrong Turns• Lost Bearings

•6.se •4.9s

HULL MFG. CO., P. 0. Box 246-EE-8, Warren, Ohio


EMBLEMSOfficial Emblems embroidereii infull color.

3" dtameler, per doz. $ 4.006" diameter, per doz. 15.00


303 W. Monroe Si. Chicago 6, lllinoii

High School Courseat Home Many Finish in 2 Years

Co as rapidly bs yoar time and abilities permit. CoursecHjuivtilont to rcsuient echool work —prepares for collctfeuntrnnce exams. Standard H. S- texts *Oedit for ({. S. 8i]Ncct3 alreorJesircrt. achool oduaitloo iin buMnoBA and InrluRtry ood s . . .your life, Bo a Hi«h Schtiol srndoate. Start yotjr (mioioffI rov Bulletin on refjuest. No obli^tion,

American School.Dept.T640.Drexel at58th,Chicago37

everlasting BronzeBOOK OF MEMORY11 For listing 100 to 3000 namesoconomicoliy. Write for freecatalog including photos ofhand-chased cast bronze plaques.

NEWMAN BROTHERS, Inc.Dept. 722, Cincinnati 3, Ohio


FINE BUSINESS I .Rush Card TODAY for FREE OUTFITGet into proMtable, rcpeat-ordfr-shoo busi-ncfls: St'JlnewlineofAir«Cushioncomfort shoL'S^toinonds, ndtrhhors, folk^s at work! OvdroaH. snort, work, aafely shoe styles for,mon. wnmi-n. Ncvifr fitjid l>y Ju5t2L'n>>orders - in r.|i!\rr tiroc-brlnn V"U S317cxt roincirm-ninnntfi! No tnv«*Htmrnt. Utiili Iliimcancl

SELl.INCi OIITKIT .rrtASONSHOE.Dopl.722.Chlopowa Falls.WIs

Sell Amazing "Cut Flowers"GREETING CARDS

Make 85^ on Every BoxEiim extra moni-y NOW withoutstondini? year-round monuy rnabcrul No experience needed.Show friends fiiee Sampler of ncwChrlettnaSCard0 from lovely Pcrsoniil Albumj fall line new

bn'.t:n«.|J5nKCftr<l Asaortmcnia. Up tofJ00in Olfl lionunea l>U: rush profiu. finishnamtr /orj>lrao»Q;?prfltX3/.tlN«atfc:tfarliankc/rf«'ifyou ocl fasti I TOl

CREATIV£CARDS,4401Cerma)i,Dept. 120-G, ChlcagD23 VfBM


So Real. Ev«nSteflu Are Cut


Gat SIGoldan

Grand Lodge Convention(Continued from page 23)

Russell V. Mack, Past President of theWashington Elks.

Chairman Roy extended his very sincere appreciation of the outstandingsupport he had received from GrandExalted Ruler Fred L. Bohn and fromhis sponsor, Past Grand Exalted RulerGeorge I. Hall. He thanked his Committee members for their untiring effortsand also Grand Secretary Lee A. Donaldson and Lodge Activities Coordinator Bert A. Thompson.

The Grand Exalted Ruler devoted afew moments of gratitude to the loyalservice he had received from his District Deputies and also expressed hismany thanks to the San Francisco Convention Committee for the most impressive Memorial Service that was heldthe previous morning at which PastGrand Exalted Ruler L. A. Lewis presided.

The Report of the Elks NationalFoundation was continued from theSecond Business Session by TrusteeFloyd E. Thompson, who first introduced fellow Trustees Past Grand Exalted Rulers John F. Malley, L. A.Lewis, Dr. Edward J. McCormick andSam Stern. Past Grand Exalted RulersBarrett and Grakelow, the other twoTrustees, regrettably were unable to bepresent at the Convention because ofillness. Judge Thompson then announced the 24th annual "Most Valuable Student" Awards, which are reported elsewhere in this issue. This yearthere were 67 scholar.ship awards madeby the Foundation and, through itsassistance, 115 additionally by the StateAssociations. The sum of $40,000 hasbeen appropriated for tlie 1957-1958awards, which also are announced inthis issue.

Carole P. Young, Fii-st Award winner among girls, was unable to bepresent because she was traveling inEurope at the time of the Convention,but Joyce Wong of Stockton, Calif.,Second Prize winner, was there andwas introduced by Past Grand ExaltedRuler Lewis. Miss Wong spoke briefly.

Grand Exalted Ruler

Bohn accepts certificatefor "outstanding public service" awarded toOrder of Elks by American Heritage Foundation for notion-wide

support of last year'sRegister, Inform Yourself and Vote Cam

paign. Presentation wasmade by T. S. Petersen,President of StandardOil Company of California and a Foundation Trustee. Mr. Bohn

stated that he was placing the certificate inthe custody of the ElksNational Memorial andPublication Commission because of the cooperation he had received from the Commission incarrying out the Order's contribution to the campaign.

but very effectively, about the fullmeaning of the Foundation's assistance.

The top winner among boys, Jerry D.Harris, of Kearney, Neb., appeared before the delegates and gave a veryeffective expression of gratitude. Hisaward of a $1,000 Certificate was presented by Grand Exalted Ruler-electH. L. Blackledge.

Chairman Malley then received acheck for $2,000 from Past Grand Exalted Ruler James T. Hallinan, representing an additional Foundation contribution from Queens Borotigh, N. Y.,Lodge, which is the largest contributinglodge to the Foundation in the country.Past Grand Exalted Ruler Stern madea Foundation contribution and severaladditional contributions were madefrom delegates present, including alarge group from Alaska. When ExaltedRuler Peter Ramaglia of Kodiak,Alaska, Lodge, presented his lodge'scheck, he announced that the per capitacontribution from Kodiak Lodge hadincreased from 80 cents to $6.07 duringthe year. Over $18,000 was contributedto the Foundation by Grand Lodgemembers attending the Convention.

PGER Hallinan ReportsThe Report of the Elks National

Service Commission was. presented byPast Grand Exalted Ruler James T.Hallinan, who is Chairman. A digest ofthis Report appeared in our Augustissue. As Judge Hallinan opened hisReport, the excellent band from GreatFalls, Mont., that has been a high spotof so many Grand Lodge Conventions,entered the auditorium, followed byVeterans on crutches and in wheelchairs, who then took their places onthe platform beside Judge Hallinan.

Past California State President Robert Traver came to the rostrum andaddressed the audience, after AvhichElks of California and Montana madea striking display by draping multicolored leather hides over the railing ofthe balcony enclosing three sides of theauditorium. Chairman Hallinan saidthat the hides would be distribiited toVeterans Hospitals throughout thecountry. He personally thanked the

New England Elks for the much admired exhibition they had prepared forthe lobby of Civic Auditorium and thenspoke of the boys on the platform, saying that "they had made it possible forAmerica to sui-vive."

Past Grand Exalted Ruler HallinaninU-oduced the Veterans individuallyand presented Rear Admiral WilliamOwsley of the U. S. Naval Hospital inOakland, Calif. Admiral Owsley spokeof the immense help that the leatherwas in the occupational therapy workat his hospital. The hides representthousands of dollars and are an important factor in helping Veterans toregain their strength, and, more important, their morale. He congratulated theVeterans Commission for a "job welldone." Judge Hallinan introduced otherpersonnel of the Oakland Naval Hospital and, also, California State President Owen Keown and Montana StatePresident Leroy P. Schmid since theleather is provided by these two states.

Judge Hallinan presented the othermembers of the Elks National ServiceCommission: Past Grand Exalted RulersHenry C. Warner, George I. Hall, Howard R. Davis, Wade H. Kepner, Em-mett T. Anderson, Joseph B. Kyle,William H. Atwell, William J. Jernick•md John L. Walker. Past Grand Exalted Ruler Frank J. Lonergan, who isa member of the Commission, was notpresent because of illness. Concludinghis Report, Chairman Hallinan said,"The great work of the Commissionwmild never have been possible without the help of 1,200,000 Elks of America " and he thanked tlie many Elkladies present for attending.

For the sixth consecutive year. PastGrand Exalted Ruler Henry C. Wanieroffered a Resolution which in case of anational emergency will permit theBoard of Grand Trustees, with the approval of the Grand Exalted Ruler, toassess each member $1.00 a year. Mr.Wirner said he did not anticipate suchan' emergency, but that the Ordershould be prepared. This Resolutionwas passed by a standing vote, and themembers remained standing as the Veteran patients left the platform amidstmost sincere applause. „ .

In the montlis before the 19o6 Presidential election, the Order made an all-out effort to cooperate with the American Heritage Foundation in a "Get OutThe Vote" Campaign. T. S. Petersen,President of the Standard Oil Companyof California and a Trustee of theAmerican Heritage Foundation, madea special award of a beautifully framedCitation in appreciation of the outstanding public service that the Orderhad rendered in encouraging people tocome to the polls, Grand Exalted RulerBohn accepted the Citation on behalfof the Order.

Past Grand Exalted Ruler Edward J.McCormick, who nominated Mr. Bohn

(Continued on page 45)

Unsurpassed at this Low Cost!



Seeing-is-believing photo ofwondrous woterfront beouly of

I Country Club grounds.

ottuol aerial drawing, detailing Homes, too, nre delightfully1 tft" '"S '̂̂ ^milesofwoterwoys, i|||^B oppropriote, imaginative, ond50 miles oi streflt. mstefully individual.


$1200M2 AMONTH!



ENTIRE PROPERTY(2,090 acres!)

lies along lovely Peace Riuer. . . at Punta Gorda

scenic "gateway to the Gulfon U.S. 41.

Note nearness to allmajor cities on Florida'sflourishing West Coast!

• every HOMESITE within 2minutes of the water! River fishing and boat dockage "atyour door"V' ... world s finest tarpon fishing just 5 minutes away, in Charlotte Harbor and Gulf!

• free MEMBERSHIP included in private Country Club and Yacht Anchorage, scheduled forcompletion within 12 months. Bait and tackle clubroom, and fishing and tioating facilities arealready available. Membership will provide for free use of swimming pool, fishing piers, puttinggreen, tennis and shuffleboard courts, when completed. Charter boats available!• JUST 5 Miles by boat and 7 miles by car from downtown Punta Gorda, thriving FloridaWest Coast city with schools, churches, modern shopping centers!• APLANNED COMMUNITY: lovely winding paved streets - over nine miles already completed;fledicated sites for parks, schools, churches, and shopping; all utilities!• minimum lot size a roomy 40' x125'. To protect your resale value, homesites consist oftwo-lot minimum. Naturally, waterfront lots include riparian rights.*"

• INCREDIBLY LOW PRICES start at $479.00 per lot - just $12.00 down, andeasy $12.00 amonth payments!(Minimum purchase$958—$24down—$24a month.)•NO HIDDEN CHARGES - no interest, no taxes, no closing costs!• IDEAL climate - average temperature 71.2° year 'round!

• HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION of $5000 yearly; no stale income tax!• EXCELLENT INVESTMENT for year-round living...winter home...retirement... orfor possible resale lateral many limes the original price!

pav interest and taxes during the term of the contract and provideWarranty Deed and Free Title Insurance policy upon receipt of finalmonthly pavment.**Our sole purpose in platting our lots at 40' w/M arequirement of twolots, insteadof sizing them at SO x 125 to beginis to provide a flexible 40' multiple for those folks who desi^^ T°^VJ^uld80 feetand less than the160feet which thepurchaseof two 80 lots wouldrequire.

RBOUR HEIGHTSNEAR THE GUIF AT PUNTA GORDA.flORlDA Member P..n.« (;n,ri,..ChaHQlle County Chamber ol Commeice

Charlotte County Land & Title Company Dept. RE.6P. O. Bex 490, Punta Gorda, FloridaPlease rujh FREE full-eolor brochure, ground plan of subdivision, ond opplicolionform, $6 thot 1may hove fhe benefit of prompt eorly choice.



City.... .Zone Stole.





Some of the more than 750 youngsters who participated in the week-long Junior Golfers Clinicand Tournament sponsored by Idaho Falls, Ida., Elkdom. Chairman of this 21-year-old annualprogram is N. D. Andersen, extreme left foreground, with E.R. John Westergard on his left. Atextreme right are golf pro George Orullian and Committeeman Joe Poilevin. More than 50 trophiesare awarded, ond this year a special trophy was offered in memory of the son of a prominentmember of the iodge, 14-year-old Buddy Wakeman who was drowned last May. The awardwill be made annualiy to the boy showing the most improvement in his golf game. Assisting inthis program are Don Harris, Lowell Bybee and Lee Stavros.

This is the most recent class initiated into Casa Grande Valley, Ariz., Lodge, now occupying itshandsome, air-conditioned $60,000 home. Dedicated last Spring, the building with its furnishingswere financed entirely by its membership and covers over 6,900 square feet.

District Initiation forLakewood^ Colo., Lodge

All nine lodges of Colorado's CentralDistrict, in addition to several from theNorth and South Districts, were represented in the 350 Elks on hand for theAll-District initiation conducted at thehome of Lakevvood Lodge No. 1777.

A class of 33, named in honor ofD.D. Albert Heller of Idaho SpringsLodge, was initiated into the lodge bya Ritualistic Team composed of officersof the District, including LakewoodLodge's Lew Harmon, Eddie Personand Jerry Connolly; Alex Stabb andJack Schkalof Colorado Springs; LymanDitson of Littleton, and Gene Costelloof Denver.

Special invited guests included suchElk dignitaries as Grand Lodge Com-mitteemen Campbell F. Rice and JacobL. Sherman and former Chief Justice ofthe Grand Forum Wilbur Alter.

E.R. Leo R. Connett of Boulder City, Nev., Lodge,left, congratulates William D. McCullough,Student Body President of the local high schooland the son of the lodge's Youth ActivitiesCommittee Chairman. The young man, localYouth Leader, won a $400 Elks NationalFoundation Scholarship, a $75 Nevada ElksAssn. award and second place in the StateYouth Leadership Contest.

Below: Pocatello, Ida,, Lodge contributes $13,000 to the Idaho Statepks Rehabilitation Center building fund, through E.R. Thomas F. Terrell,left, and Trustees Chairman O. R, Baum, center. The check was accepted

y State Pres. Fred D. Hilliard. Pocatello Lodge also presented o$2,642 checit for the Center's maintenance and repair.

Above: P.E.R. Roger D. Foley, fourth from left, congratulates the last ofhis five brothers to be initiated into Las Vegas, Nev., Lodge, as theother members of his family look on. Second from left is the father ofthis group, Federal Court Judge Roger T. Foley, P.E.R. of GoldfieldLodge, whose five sons comprise the Foley Brothers law firm.


(Continued from page 43)last July for the office of Grand ExaltedRuler, was recognized and he presentedMr. Bohn with his Past Grand ExaltedRuler's badge, tlianking him for thesplendid year he had given the Order.

Past Grand Exalted Ruler Joseph B.Kyle, Vice-Chairman of the All-Ameri-can Conference to Combat Communism, gave a report on the progress oftlie Order's cooperative effort with thefifty other national organizations thatcompose the Conference in combatingthe relentless forces of communism. Heurged the Exalted Rulers present toonce more get behind "Know YourAmerica Week", which will be heldNovember 24-30, this year.

Chaii-man C. P. Hebenstreit of theGrand Lodge Youth Activities Committee presented his Report and statedthat the results of a questionnaire thatthe Committee had sent out indicatethat only two lodges have no youthnrocrams. He presented CommitteeLibers Brian M. Jewett. W L Hill.Charles C. Bowie and H. Earl PitzerRinther Bowie awarded a beautifultrophy to Seattle, Wash., Lodge forhaving the Best Youth Program thisvear Trophies were also awarded toFulton N Y. and Lincob, Nebr., second and third place winners. Phoenk,Ariz Lodge and Muskegon, Mich.,Lodge fourth and fifth place winners,received plaqnes. Honorable mentionwas given to the following lodges: Cor-vallis, Oregon; Newport R. U SanRpnito Tex.; Somerville, Mass.; Sprmg-LTrVt , andWelkburg WVa.

The Wisconsin State Elks Associationwas awarded a certificate and a checkfor $200 for having conducted tlie bestLate-wide youth program durmg the

'̂'Sother Brian M. Jewett announcedthe results of the National Youtli DayContest, as reported in our July issue.The winners of the Youth LeadershipContest were at the Convention to re-ceWe leir awards of a$1,000 bond, aswXra Certificate Plaque. Miss NancyLouise Babel of Phoenix, Ariz., wasfirst introduced to the audience, andshe gave an effective speech of appreciation. Charles A. Miller, winner amongboys, came to the rostrum and expressed his appreciation of tlie awardof a $1,000 bond and a Plaque.

In closing his Report. ChairmanHebenstreit paid tribute to Past GrandExalted Ruler WilHam J. Jernick forrepresenting the Committee on theThomas Alva Edison Foundation, whichis devoted to improving the lives ofAmerican young people. He alsothanked the Boy Scouts for their cooperation and said that subordinatelodges are now sponsoring 683 Scouttroops, representing a gain of 30 for theyear.

The conclusion of Brother Heben-streit's Report brought the third Business Session to a close.


The final Session of the 93rd GrandLodge Convention opened Thursdaymorning, July 18th, with the splendidband from Los Angeles Lodge providing the musical entertainment.

Following the Invocation, ChairmanRobert E. Boney of the CredentialsCommittee announced final registrations:

Past Grand Exalted Rulers 19Grand Lodge Officers 18Grand Lodge Committeemen 43District Deputies 155Special District Deputies 10Representatives 1,528Alternates 54Grand Lodge Members 768

Total 2,595Chairman Ronald J. Dunn of the

Board of Grand Trustees gave the finalReporton the Grand Lodee Budget anddirected his thanks to the other trusteesfor their help and cooperation. GrandTrustee Horace R. Wisely announcedseveral changes in State Districts andstated that during the year 44 newCharters had been granted.

Dewey E. S. Kuhns reported onBuilding Applications and submitted aresolution fixing annual Grand Lodgedues at $1.80. William A. Wall said

that the Charter of Leeds, Ala., LodgeNo. 1735, had been revoked. He offered several resolutions making GrandLodge funds available to the GrandExalted Ruler for emergency use.

Trustee Arthur Umlandt then submitted a Resolution honoring retiringChairman Dunn, who had served onthe Board for the past three years. TheResolution authorized the Board to procure a suitable testimonial for BrotherDunn, and this was passed by a standing vote.

Past Grand Esteemed Loyal KnightCharles G. Hawthorne submitted a Report on the funds that the subordinatelodges had provided to make motionpictures available to the residents of theElks National Home. Brother Hawthorne gave the Board of Grand Trustees the sum of $6,761.91 for this use.Amidst applause, Thomas J. Brady,Superintendent of the Elks NationalHome, was escorted to the platform byGrand Esquire Grocott and was wholeheartedly commended by Mr. Dunn forthe splendid work that he had accomplished for the Home during the year.Brother Brady spoke briefly in appreciation of this tribute.

The next Report was given by William S. Hawkins, Chairman of the Com-

Since 1926! The HalvorfoldI _ Loose-leaf Pass Case, Billfold,Loose-leaf Pass Case, Billfold,

Card Case. Note exclusivefeatures. Read Specitd

Offer below

I I (n tifPlint , . .

BillM.t T'



Now with or viiihout embosi. - -

Made to Order"for ELKSELK embiein outside iTont Gold

Filled ,Snap andComtrt

II.iO ••lira

NW in Its 31st jcnr—Tlie llAl/VOltKOIJJ bill-foW.paas-t'use. card-case. Jusi what every Elk needs. Norumbling for jour passes. L'lisiiap IlaKorfold, and cachpuss sliows under saparate, transparent face, protectedfrom din and near. Ingenious loose-leaf device sliows 8.1. oc 16 niumbershln cards, photos, etc. Also has threecard pockets and o.\tra sUe bill compartment at back.-Made of the Finest. Genuine X-eatuers (see above) specially tanned tor llalvotfold, Tougli, durablo and has thatbeautiful, soft teitura that shows real quality. All nylonsillchcd. extra heavy, just the right size for hip pocket.Uacklione of loose-leaf dcvlce prevents breaking down.

^\ou can't wear out the leather body of Halvorfold.

HALVORSEN, P.C.M.—700 E. Union StreetJacksonville, Florida—Dept. 62Scn<I HALVOFtFOI.DS as per Instructions bclo^v. If I dccide to keep them,1 wUl send cliccli at once. If not, I wUi return merchandise Iji ttirec <3>days. (HALVOUKOLD camcs rcKularly for 8 passes. For 12-pfl*s odd .23c.16-paS5 .60c, etc. Flcuo cbcck squares at riirht.)

Free ExaminationSend No Money^Pay No C.O.D.

Meani exactly what it says. No "riji^gs ^IallHalvorfold comes by return mall, 'h ghow JtSiip 1.1 passes and cards. Sff, 1'°;^ '^Von cdintaro Itto your friends and note thtlr ^nd all thewith other cases at moro .fihooters. And INfrs. Elks, who buy y^ iam so sure the IlaUorfold Is , know how. Sendam making you tlio fn"-"'coupon NOW. Avoid last minuto gm.

PLEASE CHECK HERE:• Black C.nlfskinS8.S0q Bro«n Calf-

gK^lmbl^n. 9Jbord O.u'Pde • • No23K Gold

.Inside Emblcmi

• Addrew . rN -Hh oVdirl'Money'hac* « "<>« •I 5% oft to uvo boohhcDPlne. l» you orofcr to tend ca«H wH''




WITHOUT EXPERIENCEHere's a delightful, easy woy to moke anextra $50 to $200 —or even more—andyou'll enjoy every minute of it! Just showsamples of nationally-known Regal ChristmosCards to your friends, neighbors and co-workers. Everyone you know sends ChristmasCards, and they'll order from you on sight(thanking you for the chance) when Ihey seethe exquisite beauty, rich glowing colors ondsparkling new design m this year's RegalChristmas line.

Thousands of men, women (and even children)find it so easy —and so pleasant—to use thismeans of getting extra income. Why notyou, too?


FOR PROMPT ACTIONThis "TINY TV" salt and pepper&et IS yours to keep FREEif youoct al once. Turn knob and saltand pepper shakers pop upready for use.

SEND NO MONEY-WRITE FOR FREE ALBUMMail coupon below for FREE 1957 album ofpersonalized Christmas Cards, o FREE 36-page full-color catalogue, and sample boxossortments on approval—everything youneed to get started.


Dept. EM-9, Ferndale 70, Mich.Please rush FREE Chnsfmaj Card Album, FREEcatalogue ond sample boxes on approvol andmoney-making plan.



CITY ST Alt.r| Check here if WrilinQ for church, scltool or club

interested in raising fundt.



WANWrilo today fnr a FREE copy of lllustralDd law book,"THE LAW-TRAINED MAN." which shows how to camthe professional Bachclor ot Lssve (LL.B.) degree throuKt)home Btiidy of tho famniis Blackstone Law Course; Allneccssary books and lessons provided. Jloderate cost; convenient terms, Write for FREE law tralnlne book today.Blackstone School of Law, 307 N. Michigan Ave.

Founded 1890 Dept. 116, Chicago 1, III.

Enjoy a Pipe' 30 Days FREE—at my risk!

The claims flt)out my new kind of pipe are too spectacular for plpe-flinokcra to believe. Ttiafa wliy all I want Isyour namo—so I can write and ten you why I'm willing toaend you my London-made Briar pipe for 30 days amoving pleasure without a cent of risk on your part Youare the sole Judge—no obligation. FREE! Write today.E. A. CAIIEY. 1920 Suonyaidi!. Dept. 10-K. Chicago40, 111.

$220''^PROFiL.. FAST!

jJoinOurExceptional Men Who Make Big Money Every DayAmazltlie floor chccU stops<Jo<»rs irrntly. ^mooxhh

'*y )»orp«« ofFlro, f.ic*

. , vvorkl's U»vvi.«>i.{,rlc otl hyilrau*lamrulmr <Joyrs. cIosck huavlwKilirwltJvoly. Ouaratufotl 3 years,

r.vr-iy iiomi. oiiiro, hulldlmr nou.ls I to :!0ond you malio up to 85.00 profit on cach oncl Kenoatprdor-. ino. Vou can ukih.' ivaiiyblu' money with KAS'T.Sl.A.MI

FREE' Scnil naim-. .idilr- ^'O'V, , ^ * cuini>l('tc monpy.mulilnc ilc-Ifi'Si sensational Free Ucnionstralor

KANT-SLAM CO., De|it. M-16, Bloomtleld, Indiana


Robert A, YotPiers, Exalted Ruler, proudlyholds trophy awardedSeattle, Wash., LodgeNo. 92, by GrandLodge Youth ActivitiesCommittee for conduct

ing best youth programof all lodges last year.With him are Edwin J,Alexander, PER Aberdeen Lodge No. 593and former Grand

Lodge CommitteeChairman; Grand Exalted Ruler Bohn andPGER Emmett T. Anderson of Tacoma,

mittee on Judiciary, who first presentedCommittee members Judge John E.Fenton, Jacob L, Sherman and Benjamin F. Watson. Frank D. O'Connor, amember of the Committee, had to return to New York that morning becauseof illness in his family. Chairman Hawkins submitted several changes in thewording of the Grand Lodge By-Lawsfor sake of efficiency in handling afiFairsof the Order by the Board of GrandTrustees and the Grand Secretary.Further details on changes in the bylaws will appear in our October issue.

Past Grand Exalted Ruler L. A,Lewis, member of the Grand LodgeConvention Committee, announced thatthe 1958 Convention will be held inNew York City, July 6 through 10th,He asked Past Grand Exalted RulerGeorge 1. Hall, Chairman of the Committee to stand, and the entire audienceapplauded Mr. Hall for the great workthat his Committee had done in makingthe San Francisco Convention so successful.

Past Grand Esteemed Loyal KnightSidney Robinson of Reno, Nevada,Lodge, offered a Resolution acclaimingthose who had worked so diligently inconnection with the San Franci.sco Convention, particularly mentioning Honorary Chairman L, A, Lewis, ConventionChairman Charles S. Peery and his fellow Committeemen. The Resolutioncommended the newspapers, radio andtelevision of San Francisco for the excellent publicity received.

Past Grand Exalted Ruler Henry C.Warner came to the rostrum and recognized E. Gene Fournace, Past Presidentof the Ohio Elks, acting for Past GrandExalted Ruler McCormick, who had toreturn home because of the urgenciesof his medical practice. Brother Fournace submitted a Resolution praisingthe leadership that Mr. Bohn had exercised during his year in office and authorizing the Board of Grand Trusteesto procure a suitable life-time gift forhis home in Zanesville.

The Ritualistic Committee submittedits Report. There were 36 teams in theNational Contest this year with 252officers competing. Edward W. Mc-Cabe, Chairman, who has closely followed Grand Lodge Ritualistic work for

more than a decade, stated that thisyear there was more interest in ritualistic work than any in his experience. Hethen introduced the members of hisCommittee: Leo P, Ronan, William F.Hogan, Robert W. Boyle and John B.Morey. Committee members Charles T.Noble and William R. Thorne were unable to be present.

This year's National RitualisticChampion is Rock Hill, S. C., Lodgewith a score of 93,1937. Exalted RulerSam Todd of Rock Hill Lodge came tothe platform to receive a check for$1,000 and the Raymond BenjaminTrophy, which is a bronze plaque offered yearly by Napa, Calif., Lodge, inhonor of Past Grand Exalted RulerBenjamin, who during his many yearsof service to the Order particularly contributed to ritualisitic work. BrotherTodd presented the team members.

Second place winner of $500 and tro-phv was Athens, Ga., Lodge with ascore of 93,1857.

Third place winner of $250 and trophy was Homewood, Ala., with ascore of 92.8769.

Fourth place winner of $150 and trophy was Bristol, Tenn., Lodge witli ascore of 92.8728.

Fifth place winner of $100 and trophy was Salida, Colo., Lodge with ascore of 92.8673.

The All-American Ritualistic teamwas then invited to come to the platform. This year's team is composed of:

Exalted Ruler Sam Todd of RockHill, S. C.

Esteemed Leading Knight James J.Bates, New Brunswick, N, J.

Esteemed Loyal Knight Robert J.Lace, Niles, Mich.

Esteemed Lecturing Knight J. E.Biernesser, Etna, Pa.

Esquire Tom N. Harris, Stillwater,Okla.

Chaplain Gerald E. Belanger,Worcester, Mass,

Inner Guard Albert Stumborg, Ef-fingham. 111,

Following this splendid Report of theRitualistic Committee, Past GrandExalted Ruler Henry C. Warner cameto the rostrum for the purpose of installing the new Grand Lodge officers.After a choral number by the Los An-

geles Lodge Chanters, the officers-electentered the auditorium, escorted by theGreat Falls, Mont., Band. The oflBcers,as reported in our coverage of the elections held during the First BusinessSession, were duly installed.

Grand Exalted Ruler H. L. Black-ledge addressed those present, conveying gratitude for the trust placed in himand pledged most sincere efforts.

Brother Blackledge's first act asGrand Exalted Ruler was to nominateFred L. Bohn as a member of the ElksNational Service Commission. He announced the new Grand Lodge Committees. Mr. Blackledge introduced hisSecretary, Chester O. Marshall ofKearney, Neb., who served as DistrictDeputy under Fred L. Bohn. He thenpresented Grand Lodge Activities Coordinator Bert A. Thompson.

Mr. Bohn presented to the GrandExalted Ruler 1,265 cards from lodges,showing 12,873 new members initiatedsince the present Exalted Rulers hadtaken office. He further stated thatthere would be 82,898 new Elks beforeMarch 31, 1958. u n d j

Past Exalted Ruler Donald R. Bond

1957-1958 GRANDLODGE COMMITTEESTodffe Acrivities Committee: Joseph

F Baler, Lvndhurst, NJ.. No. 1505,Chairman; Nelson E^. Stuart Cleve-Imd Ohio, No. 18; George T. Hickey,Chickgo-North, 111., No. 1666; ThadEure, Raleigh. N-C-, No. 735 and LorisWinn, Moscow, Id^o, No. 249.

State Associations: James A. Gunn,Mam^oneck. N.Y No. 1457. Chair-man- J. Edward Stahl, Newport, ky..No '273' Raymond C. Dobson, Minot,ND No 1089; Oscar W. Stutheit,Oran'ne Calif., No. 1475; Guy Moore,Toplin, Mo., No. 501; Donald E. Crow-lev Biddeford-Saco, Me., No. 1597;Hugh L. Hartley, Owosso, Mich., No.753 Campbell F. Rice, ColoradoSorinKs, Colo., No. 309; Alex Ainette,West Palm Beach, Fla., No. 1352, andEd Dove, Annapolis, Md., No. 622.

Ritualistic Committee: Ronald R.Bringman, San Fernando, Calif., No.1539 Chairman; Leo P. Ronan, De-corah, Iowa, No. 443; William F.Hogan, Everett, Mass., No. 642; William R. Thome, Trenton, N.J., No. 105;Herb L. Odlund, Hoquiam, W^ash., No.1082, and M. S. Bell, Anderson, S.C.,No. i206.

Youth Activities Committee: CharlesC. Bowie, San Benito, Tex., No. 1661,Chairman; W.L. Hill, Great Falls,Mont., No. 214; Leo B. Carey, WestWarwick, R.I., No. 1697; W.W. Wen-strand, Omaha, Neb., No. 1817, andGerald L. Powell, Peru, Ind., No. 365.(Announcement of the Committee onjudiciary icill appear in a future issue).


Say it betl«r... Say it forever. .. Say it for less

Our quallly, orlislry, and low priceikeep our cuitomers pleased. Wrlle.fornew complete FREE color catalog andinformation — helpful suggestions forhonor rolli, awardi, memoriolt. test!'monials, for everything.

- TROPHIES •AIm aik f«r (oniplA trephy cotoleg withour widt offering of ihe fintit voloti inTROPHIES end priic owoidt.

UNITED STATES BRONZE570 Broodwgy, Dept. E,N. Y. 12, N.Y.



PublishingYour Book

r #

i /A

mIf you are the talented outhorof an unpublished manuscript,let us help gain the recognitionyou deserve. We will publishyour BOOK—we will edit, design,print, promote, advertise andsell iti Good royalties.

Write for FREE copy ofHow To Publish Your Book

COMET PRESS BOOKS. Dept. BP9200 Voritk St.. H. Y. 14



For N.Y. Citypurchases odd11 cents city

soles tax

IdentifyYourselfas an EWhen you wear an Elks lapel pin youare identified as a member of one ofAmerica's great fraternal Orders and aman who has been selected worthy ofthe honor of wearing it. Here is a pin—7-E—a beautiful jewel brilliantly enameled red, white and blue. It is 10-ktgold plated and one of a line of Elkinsignia pins of varied designationsranging from this, the standard membership pin to Past District Deputy. Allore reasonably priced-some ore setwith either sapphires or diamonds. SendTODAY for illustrated folder containingprices. Above pin-7-E sells for $4.00,sent post paid.* Write to—

THE ELKS MAGAZINE386 Fourth Ave., NewYork 16, N.Y.'I ar S. ii 1cil;Cifj puirhas.saddII cts rit'j srtlc.' lux.

THIS EXCITING NEWtiny telephone


MEN! Make up to$1AAA >NAl,VW MONTH!

without "SELLING"Sensational Demand for Lew-Priced Fire AlarmPLUS Sure-Fire "No-Selling" Plan Offers AmbitiousMen Huge Profit Opportunities

Kvun ticirliinors cleaning up unhellevableptofits wUh Ursl pracllcal. efTecllve. low-priced I''lre Alarm. Needed In homes, factories, onUcs, stores, oit farms, etc. Merlltorire Alartii haiics on wall like a picture. . .no ivirlMK, nu Insialliitlon. It's always oneuard, "smells" Are before dancer Doint.When tciiipcraiure rises. Fire Alarm Koesotf autotnaiicaiiy. howls loud warnine thatcan be heard 1/3 mile, wakes up soundestsleeper, gives precious lime to put out Are.call Are departioent, or escape. Sells (or only$4.with protlt up to $2.70 on cacb one.

Nearest Thing to Automation Selling]With our fieUI-tcsiod plan customorssell thoin.*.vlvcK. No cold canvasslnir:no h.ird vclllnff. It".-' the nc.ircstlhl»^ to "Automation Selllne". Evena (liild cnn use iilnii successfullywith powerful sales tool.s we ctveyou (wlilch i*(iu leave with prospects) . This jilan makes money foryou even while >'0u slcef>! So roomhere to irlvc you full details, butwrite for amazlnff facts.





Sensitive! Lighted match triggers Alarm in 3seconds!

FREE SALES KIT!^cnU no monoy. .lusi y<atiu nd<lrc5is for all tho excltlns;moTU'y«inrikln:r fnctB. complete II*lustratod Sales KU. 9vcryt2i!ru; youneecS to make niocicy first day. L.carnhow soiling; only 20 Flro Alarms aday brines you $1,080.00 a month.No comj>otUlon. Get in on trround

MERLITE INDUSTRIES, INC. (Alarm Div.)114 E. 32nd St., Dept. S-41A, New York 16, N. Y.In Canada: Mopa Co., Ltd.. 371 Dowd St.. Montreal 1. P.Q.

LAWCTIinV AT UflMC Legal'v trained men winhigherposi-OlUUTAI nUmC tions and biRgcr success in businesaand public life. Greater opportunities "ow tl^an everj^efore^More Ability: More Prestige: More Money stop Dy Yoacun tniin Et hucno litirinir sparo time, Deirree.of LL.B. We furnish allt.!*t m.ilcrlul. includinK H-volumo Law Library, coBt.__eMrterms. Get our viiluablo "Law Tramma lor Leadershli. and fcvl-dcnco'' hooka FREE. Si-nd NOW. ^LASALLEEXTENSION UNIVERSITY.417 South Dearborn StreetA correspondence Institution Dept. 9328-L Chicago 5. Ill-

uallv sullim.' for i">'lmnrc.'lhls packet of 25 ALLDIKFERKNT I.^ltAEL st.;imps

'I2 ^?^b'̂ s"^rsSSrH."h Holy D.nys RunningStag. Almost, cnildrcn's oSors

GuUlc incl. KREE. . . \rSTAMPEX CO.r Box 47-NE, White Plains, N. Y.

fiilii'tl ii


'addressBOO Gammed Labels printed with ANYname ond address (oFANY WORDINGtiD to 15 words) 25e. We absolutelyGUARANTEE that quality of theselabels onuals or surpasses those costing .1000 for $1.00! No limit... order ns many sets M you wantlFRKE with order... Anents and Fund Raising Plans. OrderNOWl Money-back jruarantee.WESTERN STATIONERY, Dept. 318, Topeka. Kansas


nj »V)


SOUTHEmT'S""Yes! This unusual $1.25 gift is yours FREE

* just for trying our easy money-making plan.You need no experience. Just show the samples we send you.Beautiful new "MAGICOLOR" tall Christmas Cards pay youS65 on 65 boxes. Other faat-gellers triple your earnings! PersonalizedGreetingsat little more than 3c per card, ?1.00 assortments, many grandgifts. You make up to 100% cash profit plus CASH BONUS! Mailcoupon for FREE Sample Album of Nomc-Imprinted Carda, P'"®Assortments on approval and FREETelephone Gift offer. Do it NOW.SOUTHERN GREETINGS,478 N. Hollywood,DepL 93-F. Memphisjenn.

0-P3 0 P•flPl 0 2

11^C^S Ui



I have facloed tbousanda of men nnd women wlio have nothad colleBO tmininK in linglwli to become effective speakers,

writ«r8, and coavorBationaliala. With my new C. I. METHOD,you can atop niakine muitukcs. build up your vocabulary,Bpeod up your rcadioff. develop writinc skill, leans the "secrets"oi converaatiOQ. You don't have to bo back to school. TakesOldy 15 minutes n day at home. Costs little. 32-page bookletmailed FREE upon request. Send me a card or letter TODAYt

Don Botander, Career Inttltut*Dapt, 479, 26 East Jackson, Chicago 4, IMInotaPlease mail me your FKEE 32-psge booklet on EnsIUb,



City Zone State


by cooperative publisher who offers authorsearly publication, higher royalty, national distribution, and beautifully designed books. Allsubjects welcomed. Write, or send your manuscript directly.

GREENWICH BOOK PUBLISHERSAttn. Mr. Essex 489 Fifth Avenue

New Yorit 17. N. Y.

Jb a brokensend for free, biq, illus-

CATAUOa NOW! Graduates reportIMklnc: subst.iini.ll incnmcs. Start anrt run vour

f,®' ''u'='<ly- lien, women of all accR.learti easily. Course covers Sales, PropertyApprnlslnc, Ixi.-ins, Mnrteaces. anilMlatMl subjects. STUDY AT HOME or In class.

W?iT« Cities, niploma awarded.Write TODAY for free bonk! No ohllKotlon.«r». World War II nnil Korean VeteransWEAVER SCHOOL OF REAI. ESTATE <Est. 1036!2020H Grand Avenue Kansas City. Mo.








of uuai;c iif mindan<! comfort .ni *vork orplay. Proven. p.TientedMII.LEn holcl.s your runturtback Day and Sllthl — willbrinir you lavtliii- rcllt-f, hrif-liolijol thous.nnds.For FREE tacts In plnln wrapper. Send NAme ana Address to

FREO B. MIUUER. Dept. 44-NExclusive M.inul.-icturcrHaserstown, Maryland




pur students earn os much as S3,000in 3 short months preparing incomctax returns in spare time—also operatelucrative Business Tax Service yield-iBB steady monthly fees of $10-S50

, . per client, year round. Enjoy professional standine in dignified home-offlce businessexperience necessary. We train you at home and

today for free literature. NopS? Approved by New Jersey 0ept ofEducation UNION INSTITUTE OF TAX TRAINING.

Hudson Street. Hobohen 12-C, N. J.


tootfiacho, neu-ciuick first aid.

WHEN FUSECAUSE SOREYou jret undreamed of relief inSeconds! Medically-formulatedNUM-ZIT Adjtft Slrenpth hasalready brought blessed relief tothousands. Recommended bydentists everywhere. Pleasant-tnstiriK . . . enses discomfort whileyou break in new false teeth.Works wonik-rs, too, for relief ofnilpT'c pains. Keep it handy forAt all driit! coxnitcm.

NUM-ZIT Adult StrengthAnother fine Purepac product


of Kearney Lodge presented Mr. Black-ledge Nvith a $1,000 Elks NationalFoundation Founder's Certificate on behalf of his home lodge. Past NebraskaState Elk President Paul Zimmer cameto the rostrum and gave Mr. Blackledgea beautiful plaque, according the bestwishes and high esteem of the NebraskaElks.

Congratulations were extended toGrand Esquire Vincent Grocott for thesplendid handling of a difficult duty,and the 93rd Grand Lodge Conventionadjourned with a closing Benediction byGrand Chaplain Connelly. The four-day Session was held in continuous sunshine, showing beautiful San Franciscoat its best.

The Thirty Years War(Continued from page 7)

about midway between the YankeeStadium and the impressive home ofLeo P. (forPhineus) Flynn. Mr. Flynn,who managed fighters in wholesale lots,included among his negotiable livestockmen of such assorted sizes and skills asJack Renault, of the Northwest MountedPolice, Dave Shade, Kid Norfolk, EmilPaluso, Lew Paluso, and others I can'tat the moment recall. Any morning, ifyou got up early enough, you could seea small platoon of Mr. Flynn's gladiators doing their roadwork along thestreets and in the parks.

DEMPSEY, of course, had been fairlybeaten by Gene Tunney in Phila

delphia the year before. Yet Tunney, anative New Yorker, did not enjoy theprestige he should have merited in oursection of the Bronx. It was as thoughby defeating Dempsey he had done anunderhanded thing, like drawing a mustache on Mary Pickford, or boring ahole in Babe Ruths bat. Nobody wassupposed to beat Jack Dempsey, in ouropinion, at that time.

1927, if you are unable to recall it,was a year of superlative accomplishment. The hero habit was strongly entrenched in Americans. After Lindbergh's performance in May of thatyear, what else would you expect? BabeRuth blasted sixty baseballs out ofbounds for a home run record as yet unequalled. Bobby Jones had won theNational Amateur again. Alvin Shipwreck Kelly sat on a flagpole for exactly twenty-three days and sevenhours. Bill Tilden was supreme on thecourts. Johnny Weismueller was cuttingthrough various swimming tanks like asmiling baracuda. And in the Bronx,we waited for Dempsey.

He arrived in July to fight JackSharkey in the Yankee Stadium. Thebig thing, however, was that he came tothe home of our neighbor, Leo Flynn, ashrewd but hone.st and entertainingman. It was an alliance of necessityfor Dempsey, who had severed relations with lovable "Doc" Kearns some




21-23 Kearney, Neb., Office24-25 District Deputy Conference, Salt

Loke City, Utah27-29 Kearney, Neb., Office30 Chicago


1-2 Advisory Committee and DistrictDeputy Conference, Chicago

3-6 Kearney, Neb., Office7-8 Fall Conference, Neb. Elks at


9 Kearney, Neb., Office11 Chicago Office (Sherafon-Black-

stone Hotel I

12 Tennessee State Convention, Chattanooga

14 New York Down-state Conference,New York City

15 New York Up-state Conference,Oneida

16-17 New York State meetings, to bearranged

18-25 Upper New England Tour27 Colorado State Convention, Denver

time before, had learned that the doctor had more talent as an enemy thanhe had ever displayed as a friend. Inthe previous summer, when he was preparing for his first meeting with Tunney, Jack had been badgered and vilified at every turn by his foiTner manager. Subpoenas and injunctions hadbloomed like posies at his training camp.Dempsey, for all his savagery withinthe ropes, was not very good at personal recrimination, whereas Leo Flynn,if the need arose, had the tongue of anIrish scorpion, as well as the experienceand skill to handle Dempsey's ratherscrambled afFairs.

Looking back three decades, it isdifiScult to understand what made thesimple proposition: can Dempsey heatTunney? so terribly important to ahundred million Americans of dividedopinion and allegiance. It must havebeen, on one hand, a lack of moreserious distractions; and, on the other,the contrast and fascination providedby the two personalities involved.

There had never been anyone exactlylike James Joseph Tunney in the prizefight industry before. Fiction writers—among them George Bernard Shaw-had a fondness for constructing gallantand gentlemanly characters who ventured into the prize ring for the "sport"of it. This was never quite the casewith Gentleman Gene, whose mysteriously cultivated accent, along withhis elaborate preference for WilliamShakespeare, never permitted him tobe one of the "boys" around the gym.They merely scratched their puzzledheads and wondered aloud how a guycould get so uppity and cultured in adowntown section of New York. Yetunder the veneer of these social graces,however acquired. Gene Tunney couldfight hke an angry leopard. If he lackedthe one-punch power of a Dempsey, aLouis, or a Rocky Marciano, he could


During his recenf convalescence af the ElksNational Home in Bedford, Va., Post Grond Exalted Ruler Dr. Robert South Barrett, center,received cords and letters from many of hisfriends He is pictured as he read someof thesemessoges to newly appointed D.D. Norman Y.Chambliss, left, and Pres. Normon Gold of theNo Carolina Elks Assn., twoof the Rocky Mount,N c.. Elks who paid a two-day visit to theHome not long ago-

Stab you to pieces with a vicious lefthand and break your ribs with his right

It's at least partly true that Tunneywas a 'manufactured" fighter, but thearchitect in charge of this constructionand development was always Tunneyhimself. No one schooled him in thefundamentals of his trade, as, for example Jack Blackburn later tutored JoeLouis.' Tunney trudged the hardest ofroads and always by himself. The pathto Dempsey was paved with stubborncarcasses-with Harry Greb, a giftedbrawler, who drained him of twoquarts of blood and nearly killed himon the occasion of their first fight; therewere innumerable meetings with Charlie VVeinert, Chuck Wiggins, TommyLoughran, Jimmy Delaney, Johnny Ris-ko, Hartley Madden, Erminio Spalla,Ca'rpentier, Tommy Gibbons—and fourmore fights with Greb, to whom henever lost a second time. In very fewof his earlier fights was Gene Tunneyexactly impressive. Actually, he wasbuilding his body as well as his fighting skills. From a skinny, slat-ribbedlight-heavyweight with a funny haircut, the man who beat Dempsey finallyemerged. "Gene Tunney," to quoteGrantland Rice in a final summation,"dedicated himself to a task as no otherathlete, with the exception of Ben Ho-gan, ever dedicated himself.

With Dempsey it was different.When I first met him, at Leo Flynn's,there was a certain magic in everythinghe did. He walked with the lethalgrace of a giant cat, yet spoke in the

trebling register of a parakeet. Thelittle voice, however, never reduced theman. Dempsey rejoiced with peopleand the pursuit of amiable nonsense.He might break your arm in innocentfun, but he was, preeminently, one ofthe crowd. The only apparent physicalchange in the Dempsey who had slaughtered Willard and Firpo was his reconstructed nose—a concession to themovie-makers of Hollywood. Therewas no real evidence of vanished speedor power, and if Tunney had beatenhim the year before—well, it had to bean accident.

Dempsey fought Jack Sharkey in theYankee Stadium on July 21st of thatyear. It was a joyless experience forthose of us who had been close toDempsey and shaken his hand andshared in the high enthusiasm at LeoFlynn's. The myth of his invincibilitywas almost totally dispelled by Sharkeyin the first six rounds. This was notsometliing reported to us by radio.Here was evidence for our eyes to see,and yet we would not believe it.Sharkey, a flashing and emotional ex-sailor, was twenty-five years old, andhe was capable, at this stage of hiscareer, of punching the ears off amarble elephant. I recall how inthe first round Dempsey staggeredand stumbled and nearly went down.Sharkey hit him at least five punchesfor every one the slowly plodding ex-champion was able to return. The fightmoved along in this grim pattern untilthe seventh round, then ended in afuror of controversy not to be exceededuntil the seventh round of Dempsey'snext engagement with Gene Tunney.

Dempsey, with his head full oflumps and the tide of the fight runningout, tossed an unquestionably low blowinto Sharkey's trunks. The high-ridingsailor made one serious mistake. Heturned to the referee and opened hismouth wide to complain, whereuponDempsey threw a short left hook thatnot only finished Mr. Sharkey, but almost turned the ball park upside-down.It's not for me to say whether or notthe low blow was deliberate. Youropmion's as good as mine. I know thatin 1927 my own view of things was toopartisan to be objective. One thing certain about Dempsey was that he nevertroubled himself too greatly about thesocial amenities while a battle was being waged. As a compensating factorit can be stiid with equal candor thathe never squawked or raised an alibiwhen his luck ran the opposite way.

It's very likely tliat the secondDempsey-Tunney fight, from the moment it was agreed to by the principals,to its culmijiation in Chicago's SoldierField, consumed more newsprint andjournalistic talent than the Armisticeconcluding World War I.

Tunney ti-ained for this first defense of his title at Lake Villa, Illinois.Dempsey's camp was pitched at the

$14,000 A YEAR... NOW I AMREALLY LIVING!By a Wall Street Journal


A few years ago I was going broke on$9,000 a year. High prices and taxes weregetting me down. I had to have moremoney or reduce my standard of living.

So I sent $6 for a Trial Subscriptionto The Wall Street Journal. I heeded itswarnings. I cashed in on the ideas it gaveme for increasing my income and cuttingexpenses. I got the money I needed. Andthen I began to forge ahead. Last yearmy income was up to $14,000. Believemc, reading The Journal every day is awonderful get-ahead plan. Now I amreally living!

This story is typical. The Journal isa wonderful aid to men making $7,000to $20,000 a year. To assure speedy delivery to you anywhere in the U.S., TheJournal is printed daily in five cities —New York, Washington, Chicago, Dallasand San Francisco.

The Wall Street Journal has the largeststaff of writers on business and finance.It costs $20 a year, but in order to acquaint you with The Journal, we makethis offer: You can get a Trial Subscription for 3 months for $6. Just send thisad with check for $6.Or tell us to bill you.Address: The Wall Street Journal, 44Broad St., New York 4, N.Y. EM-9











Send for folder with complete speeilicoHoni.

MITCHELL MANUFACTURING CO.2746 S. 34th St., Milwaukee 46 , Wis., Dept. G


CLARO'NonSlipTo keep handsfrom slipping

Just a touch of CLARO ereomon fingers, and PRESTO, fin-gers hold firmly —never slip.Control and scores, are, as a

result, greatly improved. SOCper Va ounce iar at all bowl-


ing lanes andpro shops.

EXTRA! forBowlersiniilI CUffO Ball Cleaner ~

and Polish-

• Cleans and shines in one operotiofi• Economical- lasts half season

75t per can at sport shopsCLARO LABORATORIES So.Bend U,





MiracleEar«New one-piece transistor hearing aid sosmall it is worn in your ear. No cords.No separate ear button. Easier to wearthan glasses. Complete concealment forwomen. Wear "Miracle-Ear" . . hearwell again with natural freedom.


The Dahlberg Company Dept. J-16 |Minneapolis 27, Minn., |Please send free lileraiure on the amazing |"Miracle-Ear." I



Mofcerj of »he Fomouj "Opifc-Ear" Hearing G/oiiej

If RupturedTry This Out

Modern Protoclion Provide? Grcnt

Comfort un<l Holding Scciirity

Without Torturous Truss Wearing

An "eye-opening" revelation in sensibleand comfortable reducible rupture protectionmay bu yours for the asking, without cost orobligation. Simply send name and addiess toWilliam S. Rice, Inc., Dept. 13G. Adams,N. Y., and full details of the now and different Rice Method will be sent yuu Free. Without hard flesh-goueing pads or tormentingpressure, here's a Support that has broughtjoy and comfort to thousands—by releasingthem from Trusses with springs and strapsthat bind and cut. Designed to securely iiolda rupture up and in where it belongs and yetgive freedom of body and genuine comfort.For full Information—write today!

People 50 to 80Within The Next Few DaysWe Will Mail To You . . .. . . complete information about howyou can apply for a $1000 life insurance policy to help take care of finalexpenses without burdening yourfamily.

All you need to do is give us yourpermission. You can handle the entire transaction by mail with OLDAMERICAN of KANSAS CITY.No obligation of any kind. No onewill call on you.

Tear out this ad and mail it todaywith your name, address and age toOld American Insurance Co., 1 West9th, Dept. L955M, Kansas City, Missouri.


Lincoln Fields Race Track on the outskirts of Chicago. Ring Lardner, Hey-wood Broun, Damon Runyon andGrantland Rice—none of whom is withus any longer—were among the famedsportswriters who descended on Chicago in what Westbrook Pegler has sooften referred to as the "Era of Wonderful Nonsense."

Arthur Brisbane, who was the editorial voice of the Hearst Publications,and a man whose opinions never restedlightly on a foolish world, deplored theaccent on muscle that was so prevalentthrough the 20's. Mr. Brisbane oncesagely remarked that there was no reason for getting excited about the relative prowess of heavyweight fighterswhen a gorilla could demolish the twoof them with a single sweep of his hairyarm. I remember reading this and being both chastened and impressed.

I would never have had the temerityto contradict Mr. Brisbane if it werenot for the testimony of another Hearstemployee whom I admiie and respectabove all other columnists—my presentfriend and neighbor, Frank Graham.Not long ago Frank told me of an incident that happened in the St. LouisZoo. It seems there was a grown gorilla, whose name I can't provide, anda lightweight Irishman of testy disposition, whose job it was to sweep thegorilla's cage. Frank says it was theIrishman s habit, when sweeping, topush tlie gorilla blithely aside, speciallywhen the ape was blocking the broom.One morning, however, the gorilla refused to oblige, and when the Irishmanpushed the obstinate beast, the gorillashoved the Irishman right back. Thingsgot a little unfriendly, and even dangerous, whereupon the Irishman is alleged to have punched the gorilla onthe point of the chin and knocked himout. The gorilla, according to FrankGraham (to whom, incidentally, youmay send your protests) had a glassjaw!

I don t claim that this incident hasany real significance, but there is awhole generation of newspaper readerswho would have been delighted to findArthur Brisbane standing outside thecage.

Among other things, the Dempsey-Tunney fight of September 2nd, 1927,proved to be the greatest and the lastof Tex Rickard's successful promotions.The Tunney-Heeney bloodletting of1928 was neither artistically nor financially a success, and Tex died soon afterthiit.

Disregarding an army of foreign anddomestic correspondents in the pressrows of Soldier Field that evening,104,943 fresh-money customers paid$2,658,660 to see Dempsey fight Tun-ney the second time. It was then, andit remains today, the record amount ofmoney ever spent to witness a singlesports event. Tunney, as the defendingchampion, received for his services

$990,000, unquestionably the recordwindfall for a solitary athletic performance. In view of Joe Louis' recentproblems with the Internal RevenueDepartment, it's interesting to note thatGene paid only $60,000 to the government on an approximate million dollarsin cash.

Admirers of Dempsey (myself amongthem), who screamed "murder!" and"larceny!"over the "long count" grantedTunney in the seventh round at Chicago, should in fairness review whatoccurred in the Illinois Boxing Commission's oflBces that afternoon. LeoFlynn was acting as Dempsey's hiredbrains in a conference with Tunney'slawyer, a gentleman named White-side. Concerning the business of knockdowns, it was agreed that in the eventof one man being dropped to thefloor, the fighter scoring the knockdownwould go to the farthest neutral corner,and there remain until his opponenthad risen, and the referee signalled fortlie battle to be resumed. This is thestandard procedure you hear chantedover your TV sets these Wednesdayand Friday evenings, if you happen tohave the fights tuned in. But in 1927 itwas significantly new.

Tunney wore white trunks into thering. He entered, as always, with a

banker's poise—and, incidentally, abanker's purse. Gene had the kind ofceltic fairness that the sun can neverripen to a deep mahogany tone. Helooked pallid and hardly athletic incontrast to the saddle-skinned Dempsey.

There's no reason to recall much ofthe first six rounds. They did not evenrepresent an exciting brawl. Tunneymoved with matchless skill and deliberation. The only apparent difference between the Philadelphia and Chicagofights was that Dempsey seemed to bein better shape this time. The ordeal with Sharkey had unquestionablytoughened him and reinforced his stamina. But if you were looking for thespeed of hand and foot that had decimated Willard at Toledo, you wouldhave to go searching back to Dempsey'syouth, from which he couldn't borrownow. Tunney won each of the first halfdozen rounds, and yet a built-in, inseparable part of Dempsey was that hehad never learned to be discouraged ina fight.

In the seventh roimd, with the pattern of the fight almost monotonous,Dempsey suddenly crossed a righthand over tlie left lead of the champion. It was as though he had somehow contrived to shed his wearinesslike a bathrobe on the canvas of thering. From a series of short and murderous blows that only a camera couldregister, Tunney, the invincible boxer,was down. He lay sprawled andstunned and confused near his owncorner, a kind of sad smile raising the

corners of his moulh. His left handclung to the middle sti-and of rope. Itwas the first time he had ever felt histrunks against the floor.

Dempsey hovered close for the kill.The referee, Dave Barry, pointed to thedistant neutral comer where Jack belonged. But Dempsey remained behind the fallen Tunney while the vitalseconds elapsed. Barry was obliged toput an arm around him and escort himpersonally to the neutral corner. Onlythen, while the emotions of millionswere sailing like gas balloons, did Barrytoll "One!" over Tunney, then continuewith the count.

It seems a bit unwarranted afterthirty years, but there are statistics todisclose how many Americans perishedof heart attacks while standing besidetheir radios that night.

Estimates of the exact length of timeTunney reposed on the canvas varygreatly. The shortest estimate I havebeen able to find is fourteen seconds;the longest, twenty seconds. Nor wasthere, until . the slow-motion moviessolved the arguments, any agreementas to the number of blows absorbed byTunney on his way to the floor. TheAssociated Press, the United Press, andthe International News Service werenot in agreement at all. A friend ofmine, working for the Los Angeles"Examiner" at the time, despaired of

solving the problem, and for that reason printed all three accounts on pageone. The evidence of the moving pictures is that Dempsey drove seven distinct and murderous punches to Tun-ney's head, and it's to the everlastingcredit of Mr. Tunney that he managedto regain his feet in almost any periodof time. No one has ever been able to

question Tunney's gameness, or to detract from his poise under fire.

Dempsey's partisan admirers haveclaimed for thirty years that he wasrobbed by the "long count" and shouldhave been the first and only heavyweight champion to regain his crown.Jack, however, with characteristicgrace, has never advanced that claim.Through the eighth and ninth and finalround of the battle he could no moreconnect with the skillful and magnificently conditioned Tunney than hecould have thrown a rock to the moon.He took his defeat, as he took eachvictory, without apology or shame. Asfor Tunney—who can argue with a million dollars and an almost perfect performance?

It actually matters very little now,except as a reflection on the times weused to know. It's been more fun tothink of Dempsey and Tunney than itwould have been to dwell on someancient scandal.

It just doesn't seem like thirty years.

In the Doghouse(Continued from page 29)

sible. During and after the last WorldWar the Seeing Eye furnished trainedguide dogs to eligible veterans who losttheir sight, and this at no cost to the veteran or to the Government. More thanthis it gave priority to the veteran.

In an article of some time past, Idiscussed the so-called sixth sensewhich some believe our friend, the dog,possesses. Following its publication inthese pages, I had occasion to visit afriend who is a doctor and an Elk who

How to Know and Care for Your Dog

PRICE DNIY 35c POSTPAIttPlease do not send stamps

That's the title of the dog book byEd Faust, author of "In the Doghouse" which appears regularly inyour Elks Magazine. The 48 pagesof this book are packed with infor-niation that will help you care foryour dog. Here you'll find answersto the problems of feeding, training,common sickness—told conciselyand in an easy-io-read manner. Manyillustrations and descriptions of popular breeds. Thousands of copieshave been sold to pleased readers.Endorsed by leading dog authorities.

Pleose print name and oddress

it's ike aHSwei...to your dog problems—so SEND FOR IT TODAY!


Direct PricesDiscounts to

Clubs, Churches,Lodges, Schools andAll Organizations




MONROE TRUCKSFor handling andstoring foldingtables and chairs.The easy, modernway. Choice of models.

PORTABLE PARTITIONSChange your idlespace iiilo useful

' areas with thesePartitions. Ma-sonite panels intubular slcelframes withswivel actionpedestals and mcasters or Elides. T


CHAIRSSteel built,sturdy, con-


L 90 Church St. Coltox, Iowa \

PLAYEven If You Don't Know

o Note of Music Now


Icam any In.s—...v..;. No tiorlmr oxerclscf. Start playlnureal nieces byrlirlit awiiy. Amailni.'proirrvss at homo, in »li.'lion.otio studentFRKC Rook. U. w..Port Washineton. N, V.


toachortri SDCirO mile. .>«» IC.ICJ4CI .inciiKllnir Lnwrenco Wclk

school of Music. Studio A10S9.salesman vi>'lli call. (Our S9tk

1000Printed Name &Address Labels «

Hur>dre<}9o'GIFTS &


Moko Menrrfor Tov



1000 Sparkling name& nildress labels,nkely prinletJ withlovely Plastic box (or just SI postpaid!5 orders or more at 7Se per order!Money back guarantee. 300 LABELS—50c. (No Plastic Bo*.) Free wholesaleselling plant

TOWER PRESS, INC.Box 421, Lynn, Mass.

Sixes Widths10 to 16 AAA to EEE .

We spuriulize In LAItliK SIZKS ONLY—sizes 10 to If!; uUiths A.\.\ to EKK.

Dro.ss. sport, easiinl and work shot's: polfslioes; iii^iiiluted houts; sllpiiers;

nilihers; ovrrsliocfl; shoe trees. Also. sport shirts in your exact, extra-

lonK .•ilceve lcn(!lh. Knjoy jierfeet tilIII your harii-io-llnd size at iinin/.-

Imjly lou- (osl. Sutlsfiictioii Guaranteed. Sold l>y iiiall only. Write

fur FHKK Stylo Rook TODAY!

KING-SIZE, INC.319 Brockton, Mass.

iTo Storl You Earning Up To

S|50 IN SPARE TIMEWe'll Rivoyouthis popular, ncwll-26Gift FKEE to introduce you to oureasy way to moke extra money. Youdon't need experience. AHyou need

Wonderful Sample Kit we forn.ah.

friondM now Chnatmns Card® and uiitd.You kocp uptoSOc to n.25profitperitem.CouponbrinttuSampIo Kitof4Aasortmenta on"ppro^l,Bargain Liat. KRER Personal Album and TINYTV-FREE on 15-Day Offer. Semi cou^rU^^'^^

I 113 Washlnston Ave.. St. LoulB 1. Mo. j


If Your ChildIs a Poor Reader

See how The Sound Way To Easy Reading canhelp him to read and spell better In a fewweeks. New homo-tutoring course drills yourchild in phonics with records and cards. Easyto use. University tests and parents' reportsshow children gain up to full year's grade inreading skill in 6 weeks. Write for free illustratedfolder and low price. Bremner-Davis Phonics.Depi. M-19, Willmettc. 111.

BAVE ATRAVEL PROBLEM?The Elks Magazine Travel Department is ready to help you solve yourtravel problems. Tell us where andwhen you want to go and we're atyour service. No charge, of course.Write to The Elks Magazine TravelDepartment, 386 Fourth Avenue,New York 16, New York.


Dept. 7S9, EXCELS/OR SPRINGS. MiSSOVRISpecioltzing since 1919 in the treotment of Rheuma-lism. Arthritis and associated chronic conditions



NEWLY tMPROVEt) DENDEX REltNER, a plaslic,builds up (refits) loose upper and lower dentures.Really makes Itiem fit as they stiould <vil)iout usingpowder. Easily applied. No heating lOQuircd. Brusliit on 3nd wear your plales wtiile it sets. 'I adheresto the plales only and makes a comfortstile, smoothand durable surface that can be washed and scrubbed. Each application lasts for months. Not apowder or wai. Contains no lubber or gum. Neutral

pink cobr. Sold on liiONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Not sold in slores. Provedcy 15 years of Consumer Use. Send t1.00 plus 20c handling charge(stamps orcoin). dENDEX COMPANY, DEPT. 18-L


Such SAFE Comfort forReducible Inguinal

RUPTURE!Rupture-Gard m&tccsyou more comfortableIwo ways—In body.because no crucl pressure grips and bindsyou—In mind, bccauserupture (eels so safelysupportedl Ruolure-Gard Is su.ipended fromthe waist. Double pad offtrm molded (oara rubberholds rupture like a pairof hands — moves withbody, no matter how sharply you move. Washable: adjustable as trouser-belt. 30-day trial:money-baclc guarantee. Order today—J9.95postpaid—Just give waist measure.

THE KINLEN CO., Dept. EK-97W809 Wyandotte. Kania* City, Me«

Show America's most unique line^of Kifts, houaewaros, toys and ,RreetinR cards. Over 600

fasl-sellor!?. Ideal for .

dircct selling, pnr-

lies or .shops.


Get freeCataloS NORTH STAR

7-S26 Finch BIdg. « St. Paul 1, Minn.

reads these dog dissertations. In thewriting I held to the belief that thesixth sense was nothing more than thedog's unusual powers of scent, hearingand sense of awareness, usually unrecognized by people who have not givenour four legged friend close observation. "I read your article, Ed," he said."Nothing unusual about it other thanthat you have applied to dogs what wein medicine have long recognized asESP."

"ESP? How come and what?" Iasked.

"Extra sensory perception," my doctor friend replied. "Some people haveit, you know."

Well, I didn't know, but it summed

up my belief. Now I wonder if thatextra sensory perception operatesamong dogs that guide the blind toenable them to detect the departurefrom the normal that marks the blindperson, and for this reason the guidedogs function more efficiently in performing the great service they render.

Earlier I wrote that at some time youmay have seen a person guided by oneof these remarkable dogs and maybeyou may again see another. If so,would you do that blind person thesefew favors? Don't talk to that personunless he or she talks to you. Don't petthe dog. Don't talk to it. Don't distractit with noise. The dog has a serious jobto do.

Rod and GunCContinued from page 39)

off." It was about as simple as that.By now we had relaxed, and we knew

that with our makeshift splint the 22-footer would ride out the rough waterwith ease on the return trip. It wastime to go fishing. And the trout werethere. Any Eastern brook trout is abeautiful and exciting fish, but thesewere special. Sea trout, like salmon,run out of salt water, but are smallerof com-se. A three-pounder is considered a big one, but here, far north ofthe range of the Atlantic salmon, someof them weighed five pounds. Sea-charged and silver-plated from their invigorating lives in the icy water of Hudson Bay, they seemed to have twice thepower of ordinary trout their size thatI have caught.

The grandson was futilely twirling ahandline about his head and tossing itout with the hope of snagging one. Icouldn't have saved him from the angrywaters of the Bay if we had capsized,but at least I could see to it that hecaught a trout. The next one I hookedI handed him the rod, but when I realized the size of rfie trout, I almostwished I hadn't. I think a lot of my rod,and the trout and the boy were soequally matched that more than once Iwas sure the rod would be the loser.

The boy dug in and threw his fullweight into it while the trout churnedthe water into a froth. It was temporarily a stalemate, but the boy's endurance paid off and the silvery fish finally Hopped on shore, much to my relief.

"That's the biggest trout I've caughtin my whole life," he beamed, and Ithought to myself that for an eight-year-old handline fisiierman a five-poundbrookie wasn't l^ad at that.

That evening back at the post manager's neat little house, conversation cameslow. I tried to talk of ptarmigan, ofwolves, of polar bears, and then, likemy host, of nothing. I too just sat andsmoked. It was a relief when his wife 'came in fiom the kitchen with a largetrout she had boiled for dinner. Thefish was ali-eady cut in pieces and

served on the plate and, since I wastheir guest, she gave me the choicepiece—the head. I had difficulty declining her courteous gesture, but somehowconvinced her that as the. lady of thehousehold she should have the honor.She ate it with obvious relish.

After she disappeared into the kitchen, the post manager and I managed toget on the subject of his early days onthe Bay, and he immediately lookedyounger. With an accent—still frightfully British, you know—which seemedout of place in the wildemess surroundings, he told me proudly that much ofCanada was settled through these Hudson Bay ports, and he spoke of theteams of Indians which vied with one

another for the renown of making thebest time wading up the river dragginga barge of supplies by tote Hne to thenext post, and of the excitement andbustle when a ship made port, and ofthe eager immigrants. It was a stimulating place for a young man with pioneer spirit.

But that was all long ago. The Hudson Bay ports are isolated now. Thegreat rivers which empty into the Bayare no longer the highways to the interior of Canada. The ports today aretrading posts for a few scattered CreeIndians, no more. The post managergrew silent again, and I said nothing. Iknew he was a man who had grown accustomed to silence, and he had ampleto occupy his thoughts. Finally, inevitably, he turned the conversation tothe day's fishing, and Joe.

"We English are a bit of a stubbornlot, they tell me, and I suppose I'm noexception." He paused to tamp hispipe. "Yes, Joe does take after me, youknow—in some respects, at least."

"So does your other boy," I commented.

"Say, he's doing just fine, isn't he?"he asked eagerly. "And that fishing today was tops, wasn't it, eh?"

I agreed that it was—although it washardly a trip I would care to repeat,five-pound trout or not.

Flag Day(Continued from page 37)

Through the medium of TV, an estimated 15,000 residents of the area wereable to see the Big Spring, Texas, program in which Major Ed Schleiter andCapt. William Ludlum, both of theUSAF, participated as Esquire andChaplain, respectively. Elk Kieran T.Murphy, Vice-President-Treasurer of theCrosley Broadcasting Corp., made itpossible for the Elks' program whichwas held in the heart of downtownCincinnati, Ohio, to be reviewed onevening telecasts by WLW-T in Cincinnati WLW-D in Dayton and WLW-Cin Columbus. Judge Joseph Bmegge-man was Chairman and Dr. W. C.Langsam was guest speaker.

Many lodges were fortunate in securing the services of outstanding speakersfor their programs. Thousands applauded the address delivered byGovernor Averell Harriman in PublicSquare at Watertown, N.Y., an eventjointly sponsored by Watertown, Carthage and Lowville Lodges.

Homewood, Ala., Elkdom hadThomas Mitchell, distinguished actor ofstage and screen and a member of Mc-Minnville, Ore., Lodge, present the History of the Flag at its program, and hisfplpnt added meaning to this alwaysstirring part of the ritual. The Flag'shistorv was traced by a very mterestingspeaker at the West Haven Conn.,Elks' ceremony—Dr. Clarence R. Run-gee, curator of International Flags. Thisduty was also capably handled by Ma-ior William F. Young, inspector-instructor of the Oshkosh Marine Corps Reserve Unit, during the Oshkosh, Wis.,Elk Services.

The military gave splendid cooperation toa number of lodges. Highlight ofthe Fulton, Ky., Elk-sponsored community celebration was a thrilling demon-stration put on by a d"ll team fromFort Campbell under the direction ofLt -Col. Paul Durbin.

As is so often the case, m many m-stances the Elks singled out the youngpeople of tlie community for specialhonors. This happened at the Liberty,N Y. affair at which youthful patrioticessay-writers were rewarded, and alsoat the Quincy, Mass., Elk event when$1 200 in scholarships was presented to

NEWSPAPER WEEK CONTESTChairman Joseph F. Bader of the Grand

Lodge Committee on Lodge Activities requests all lodges to send reports on theirobservances of Newspaper Week, Oct. 1-8,to Committeeman George L Hickey, 846West Monfrose Ave., Chicago 13, ill., byNov. 1st. Three awards will be made in two

categories—lodges of over 750 members,and those of less than 750.

three students. Joseph D. Ward, aFitchburg Elk and a prominent figurein civic affairs, was the speaker, sharingthe dais with Mayor Amelio A. DeliaChiesa, a member of the host lodge.

About 300 persons witnessed the impressive tribute to the Flag which wasconducted by Beacon, N. Y., Lodgeat an outdoor program followed byopen house' at the lodge home.

Dutchess County Clerk F. A. Smithwas a popular speaker at this event.

Naturally, the Elks were responsiblefor the display of American Flags incommunities throughout the Nation onJune 14th. Glens FaUs, N. Y., Lodgesaw to it that its neighbors were prepared to Show the Colors on Flag Daythrough the courtesy of WWSC radiostation owner. Elk Martin R. Karig, whogave time for spot announcements forseveral days prior to the 14th. On thatday over 500 local citizens actually earned the colors, when members of thelodge distributed Flag lapel pins topassersby on the city's business streets,where American Flags had been placedatop the light poles.

Many spot announcements on radio^^^shtened public awareness

of the Show Your Colors" program inCarnegie, Pa., through Harold C. Lund,\ ice-Pres. of the Westinghouse Broadcasting System and a loyal Elk.

Out in Las Vegas, Nev., ChairmanClarence T. Hibbs and his committeewere assisted by tlie Elks' ladies inmaking their Flag Day program a success. The lodge officers in their whitejackets and the ladies in white gownsmade a handsome combination of forcesto give proof of the fact that Flag Dayis of patriotic importance to everyone.

During the eveningceremony conducted byDallas, Texas, Lodge ina beautiful outdoor setting, Post Grand Exalted Ruler WilliamHawley Atwell wasphotographed with Elk-sponsored essay contest winners Mary NellPhillips who won thesecond prize, MaureenO'Toole, third-prizewinner, and lOVi-year-old Peter Hinkelwho captured firstprize.



This $4.95 Regular SizePresto Fire Extinguisherfor Letting Us Prove How


A MONTH!C. Kama of Texai Making Even Mor^—Said, "Haven't Touched Bottom Yet!"We D.ARE make this amazing offer becausewe're certain thai once you aciualb' use aPIIESTO to put out a demonstration Are in aImcket—you'll realize why it "selU on sight"to ear owners, homes, stores, farms, boats, ot-fites. factories, and to stores for re-sale.PRESTO'S startling chemical is 1% to 6times as eft'ectlve as ordinary eitinKuisher

chemicals on ooual-wcigbl basis . . . permits light, handyeitlngulslier even a child can use!

Here's Oor Daring JOe Offer!Send your name and address with only 10c TODAY—andwe'll send you a lecular $4.9o PRKSTO at once. Then youcan demonstrate this miracle fire extinguisher to yourselland friends and see for yourself. If not amazed, returnPRESTO to us and we'll refund your 10c. Or keep it atthis bip savlnfr when you order 6 or more. Tou can't lose.You risk nothinc. We'll also send you FREE a completeSales Kit to help you get started. Act now. Write toMERLITE INDUSTRIES (Presto Div.), 114 E. 32nd St.,Dept. X-41A, New York 16, N. Y. IN CANADA:Mopa Co., Ltd.. 371 Dowd St.. Montreal 1. P, Q.

SAVE '9.00NORELCO "Speedshaver" Men's

Electric Shaver. Latest model,brand new and fully guaranteed. Com

plete with case, cord and cleaningbrush. Regularly retails at $24.95. Ourprice 515.95 postage pd. All ordersfilled

within 24 hrs. Your money back if you arenot fully satisfied. Send check or M. 0. to:

BROOKS, Dept. B68, Box 212, St. Loais 3,Mo.

Bcaucitul. prctUion made. Designed and scylcdfor modern Dinsxnorc compasses >avc )oulimt and money by showing; you ihc right way

—rhe short cuis. An jdcdl girt forc>cfv one ss'ho drives.


eoiptwir j^ssfS(l rout n't.,..

DINSMORE INSTRUMENT CO.,1SI2-37 Kelso St.. Flint I. Micb


IT'S lASr. Juit roih nome ond oddrMi lodoy lot wonderful NEW.proven Chttilfna* cord onorlincrli Ihol ocluolly SEll TH6MSEIVES.Touicmply ihow 'Hemand gel OBDERS GALORE, ond moke up Is onds>er iOc per boa lor YOURSELF on each bo< roi le'l. Gel ourFREE CATALOG o( 100 giO ilem», He. everybody needi o/id buy».

DEAL WITH A LEADER wilh a Quorler een-lury eKperience helping you ond good folkslike you everywhere MAKE EXTRA MONCVEASILY. You lake NO BISK.fxl Y^yr Oftd atfdr«it, C«l fir* 'fto'vtt**


Surprifc GIFToffered FREE for

Pfompr Aci!0"

Em1^ PEN-'n-BRUSH, Oepl. E-O

forBRONZEPLAQUESFREE illustratertshows hundreds c.ideas for raasonablyidbronzeplaques—n.imeplalos.awards, testimonials,roils, momoriais,


139 Duene Si,. New /ork 13. N. Y.


_ honormarkers.

Write for FREEBROCHURE AFor trophy,Clip Idc.is asK «orBrochuro B.

INTERNATIONAL bronze tablet CO., inc.Dept. 40 —150 Weft 22 St., York 11


WORKSHOPChoosing and using the modern electric drill.


WHEN shopping for an electric drill,you probably have more jobs in

mind than its primary one of makingholes. Although it pays its way in thisalone by saving time and eflFort, it cando so much more that it's as handy asan extra set of biceps. With attachments, it can saw, sand, remove oldpaint or mix new paint, sharpen tools,and trim hedges.

SELECTING YOUR DRILL. Thesepopular little power tools are now soldeven over drug and cigar-store counters. Some are offered with an assort

ment of accessories in a tool chest orkit. Few other tools have been the object of so much hard sell, extravagantadvertising and quality cutting. It paysto shop carefully.

The 30 or 40-piece set may resolveitself largely into an assortment of sandpaper disks, washers and drill bits. Thesleek little drill that feels so capablewhen you pick it up in the store mightoverheat, stall or burn out when put tohard work. This may happen if you buya less powerful drill than the work demands. As with most things, you getonly what you pay for.

You can feel the heft of a drill, decide whether a pistol or spade grip suitsyou, tiy the switch, and make up yourmind whether to buy one with a hand-locking, wrench-locking or gearedchuck. But the deciding question shouldbe whether the drill has the power,speed and torque you will demand of it.

LOOK AT THE NAMEPLATE. Thisgives the current rating of the motor inamperes and fractions. A drill rated atonly a httle over one ampere (1.3 ampere for example) is for light, intermittent duty. It may last for years ifproperly used, or go up in smoke thefirst time you add a saw attachmentand try to push it through a two-by-four.

Drills are designated as quarter-inch,three-eighths inch, half-inch and so onfor the largest shank their chucks will


hold. A quarter-inch drill drawing 1.8ampere is fairly adequate; one rated at2.0 or 2.3 ampere is better. The heavy-duty type drawing about 2.9 ampere isvery capable but costly.

Speed drops off when a drill is put towork, but a powerful motor properlygeared down will keep turning over ata useful speed. A high R.P.M. (revolutions per minute) figure on the label isless important than the current ratingin judging work capacity. A 2,000R.P.M. drill with plenty of muscle willdo more than one that runs at 2,500with no load but falls to half that whenput to work.


for three-eighths and half-inch drills.They draw more current (2.0 to 5.0amperes) and usually run much moreslowly—from 500 to 1,000 R.P.M. with-

These are home makers. In front of the electricdrill, from left to right, are a hole saw, twistdrills, wood augers, and two types of wood-screw pilot drills. Small masonry drills (notshown) can also be used in such a drill; bigmasonry drills require lower speed.

out load. The reasons for this are thatthe larger drills and masonry drills forwhich these tools are made must turnat lower speeds in order not to overheat cutting edges, and that a lowerR.P.M. figure is the natural result ofgearing down motors to get the hightorque—turning effort—which such drillsdemand.

An unusual three-eighths inch drill isone with a four-ampere motor gearedto drive the chuck at 3,200 R.P.M.This is high for large drills (a reduction unit can be added to get a speedof 460 R.P.M. and tremendous torque).But it's fine for sanding, polishing, anddriving the jigsaw, orbital sander, hedgetrimmer, circular saw and other accessories made for this sturdy power unit.

Many a home mechanic will find aquarter-inch drill very useful ifor drilling and the occasional tasks of sawing,sanding and polishing that come uparound the house. Used with discretion,it will do almost more than one has aright to expect. I have put a IM" holethrough the steel firewall of an automobile with a hole saw in a medium-quality drill of this kind.

CONSIDER THE CHUCK whenyou buy. The geared type is chosen bymost professionals. Although a bit costlier and more awkward to use thanothers, it has superior holding power.The chuck should unscrew from itsshaft (to remove it, insert the wrenchor key and tap it the same way thedrill runs). If the shaft has a ?8"-24thread, you can mount attachmentsdirectly on it instead of in the chuck.This affords greater strength and sparesthe chuck from excessive strain.

Most drills now have a three-wirecord and three-prong plug. These makeit possible for the home handyman toground the drill housing so that an internal short will not give the user asevere or even fatal shock. But the special plug must be plugged either intoa three-hole outlet made for the purpose, or into an adapter that is in turnplugged into an ordinary outlet andalso grounded to the outlet box.

MOUNTING DRILL ATTACHMENTS. Make it a rule to pull the plugout whenever you remove the chuck ormount an accessory. It's only too easyto turn the switch on inadvertently atsuch times.

Insert drills, wood augers, holesaws and paint mixers as far intothe chuck as they will go. Tighten thekey in all three holes of a geared chuckfor maximum grip. Drill cast iron andbrass dry, but apply oil to the bit whendrilling steel or malleable iron.

The larger augers and hole saws mayoverload the motor. If the chuck slowsdown greatly, ease up pressure until itspeeds up again. Drills may seize andstall the motor when they breakthrough metal. As the hole approachesfull depth, get set to shut off power ifthis happens. Back the jammed drillout by turning the chuck with onehand. Then advance it very gingerlyunder power, or open out the hole witha file or a tapered reamer. Never leavethe power on in a dead stall.

SANDING WITH A DISK. Therubber backing pad supplied for thismay have a stem to fit into the chuck,or it may screw onto the spindle after

the chuck is removed. Tighten the padon by hand, in a clockwise direction asyou face it. Never turn on the motor toscrew any tool on.

Mount the abrasive disk with thescrew and washer provided. Lift thedrill so that the disk is clear of all objects before turning power on. Movethe spinning disk with long sweepingstrokes, holding it at a slight angle sothat only part of one side touches tliework surface, and with very light pressure. Do not let the full disk touch atany time (it will jump about if you do)nor tilt it so much that the edge digs inand gouges the surface.

TO WORK UP A POLISH on furniture or on your car, tie the lamb's-woolbonnet firmly behind the rubber pad.Be sure the surface is clean; otherwisegrit and dirt will be spread or groundinto it by the polishing action. Tilt thedrill as for disk sanding. Use separatebonnets for cleaning compounds andwax, and for light and dark finishes.

This circular saw oMachment bolts to the drillcase, making the fool o rigid unit. Feed slowly,and always use a sharp blade. A thin strip ofwood tacked to the work {arrow) for the sawshoe to guide along makes more accurate ripcuts than the small metal guide furnished.

YOU CAN REMOVE PAINT or getscale and rust off metal with a wirebrush, either wheel or cup shaped.Handle this with care; the wires readily pierce skin. Be sure the drill is disconnected; then use a heavy lag toprotect your hand while turning thewire brush on tightly.

Hold the brush lightly against thework. If long use makes it dull, re-sharpen it by letting it run in the drillacainst a revolving grinding wheel.

THE CIRCULAR SAW ATTACHMENT is popular, highly useful andprobably the most dangerous of all drillaccessories. Read the maker's instructions and mount it exactly as describedwith the power cord disconnected. Setthe depth adjustment so that only onefull tooth will project under the cut.Make certain all mounting and adjustment nuts are tight, the blade andhinged guard work freely, and theswitch is off. Then plug in the cord.

Resting only the front of the shoe onthe work, so that the blade does nottouch, line up the guide with the cutting line. Turn on the switch, hold thewood with your free hand, and advancethe saw slowly. This is important to let

it maintain a high speed. Too muchpressure will slow it down, overload themotor and produce a rough cut that isundesirable.

Watch the power cord; it can show aperverse tendency to get into the line ofthe cut. Jam a wedge into the start oflong cuts to hold the kerf open andkeep it from pinching the blade. Besure one side of a board or panel doesnot sag below the other, which will alsopinch the saw. Never force the blade;if it cuts only when you push hard, it iseither pinched or dull and will overloadthe motor.

FOR FINE FINISHING you maywant a belt, reciprocating or orbitalsanding attachment. All produce a better finish than disk sanding.

Guide the tool with no more downpressure than its own weight. Bearingdown hard slows sanding action andwears abrasive paper more rapidly.Hold the shoe perfectly flat on the surface; tilting may cause it to gouge thework. With an orbital sander, you canmove in any direction, with or acrossgrain.

Open-grain aluminum oxide paper ismost efficient; ordinary close-grainedsandpaper fills up fast and soon wearsout. Use coarse paper first to smoothout scratches then medium and finallyfine. For an especially smooth finish,cabinetmakers moisten the wood afterpreliminary sanding. This raises thegrain. When dry, the surface is finish-sanded with very fine paper.

CUTTING CURVES OR OPENINGS (such as the hole for a sink in acounter top) is easy with a jigsaw attachment. This should clamp on thedrill body and have a shaft that screwson in place of the drill chuck.

With a drill stand fastened to the workbench,you can clip the drill in for stationary use witha wire brush, polishing pad, buffing or grinding wheel. Handle should be to your left sothat the spindle turns toward you.

Support the work so that the bladecan go through it freely to make thecut. Keep the shoe of the tool fiat onthe surface, advancing it slowly.

OTHER ATTACHMENTS YOUCAN BUY include a metal nibbler (forcutting sheet metal), a wood planer, ahedge trimmer, a screwdriving accessory and tables that convert the circular and jigsaw units into stationarymachines.

Some screwdriver attachments are reversible so that they both drive and remove screws by power. You can get astand that converts the drill into a drillpress, a cradle that holds it horizontallyfor grinding and polishing such thingsas tools, kitchen and table ware, and abase that makes it a disk-type benchSander.



Table Top Moc/i/ne/

Wie miiltl-milllon dollar liubber Stamp lnu<lness — onceconiroilQiJ l)j- a few l>lg companies — is now belnc takenover liy small operators—one in each community throwali-out tlic X.'nited States, Men anrt Women wlio have HiSsinexpensive machine can turn out liuRe quantities of Urib-biT Stamps with special worrtlns that buj'crs onre wereforrefl to buy from ble cltics. Material costlnir onb' 27cmalics & stamp that sells fi.r $1.80. Tlio machine thatdoes the work is siiniilc and cnsy to operate nnrl It ttimsout as many ns six Riibl>or Ptatnps at a time. eaeU withdifferent wnrdliiR such as names, addresses, noticos. stoci:niimhers. price.-: and other "copy" needed by office.', factories and individual. WorklnR full capacity, it can earna.i much as $9.20 an hour for the operator! Now you canBet Into the blc-pay biLsincs your.^elf. with yoiir ownhome as headquarters. You don't need experience. Wesupply overythinft. InrlndlnK complcto Instnictlons andeldht wny.s to eel business cominc In fast. Start makinRlip to ?9.20 an hour from the very besinnlnB. Casli in onthe profitable Rubber Stamp buslne.ss in your community.rlBht away, We'll mall ftdl partievilnrs FRBE and nosnle-'uian will call. Be first In ynur locality. EusU coupontoday or send your namo on postcard to;


Trubber stamp otv.' 1512 Jarvis Ave., Dept, "•24-lsI Chtcaqo 26. Mllnofs

I Please n.sh full particular.^ about Hl'le '\ that can (tel me started in the profitable Ru lerI.Stamp business at honte in spareI vou send me is FREE and no snJesman will call.

NAitE.. .,





SAN FRANCISCOMay not one who enjoyed thoroughly for ten days the

delightful weather of San Francisco, only to return to arecord-breaking 97.3 degrees of temperature in NewYork, with humidity in keeping with it, be forgiven if,before lauding the contributions of committees, individuals and causes, he takes oflF his hat, if he wears one, tothe weather of the City of the Golden Gate.

That being done, we want to leave our Iiat off inrecognition of the fine planning and performance ofthe officers and executive personnel of tlie Grand LodgeConvention Committee and the Local Committees, Cityand State.

From the grand Public Meeting of Sunday eveningto the installation of Thursday morning, every eventwas well prepared and well performed.

The Memorial Services were most impressive and theeulogies true in their presentation of the characters ofthose eulogized.

The presentations of the Elks National Memorial andPublication Commission, the Foundation Trustees, theNational Service Commission were, as is the custom,most effectively made and the various Grand LodgeCommittee reports showed the results of much conscientious and intelligent work.

Grand Exalted Ruler Bohn presided fairly and intelligently and expeditiously and Grand Exalted RulerElect Blackledge made a most gracious and impressivespeech of acceptance justifying a feeling of confidencein the character of the service he will render duringthe coming year.

The Grand Lodge attendance was about the averagefor the last twelve years but when one deducts fromthe total of the twelve years the much larger thanaverage attendance on the two occasions during theperiod when the convention was held in New York City,then the Grand Lodge attendance in San Francisco wasconsiderably above the average.

It is to be regretted that we have no system of determining how many Elks and members of theirfamilies, outside of those privileged to participate inthe Grand Lodge Proceedings, were in attendance asa general registration appears not to be a practicalproposition.

NEEDED-A DICTATORThe recent secret vote in the Soviet Central Com

mittee by which three formerly prominent members ofthat l:)ody were removed from it revealed the real weakness of the Communist form of government.

At the Twentieth Communist Party Congress inFebruary 1956, the present First Secretary of the Partysurprised the world by a very vicious attack on JosephStalin and on what he referred to as the "personalitycult" and extolled the values and virtues of groupleadership.

And now, less tlian a year and a half later, he demonstrates the faikire of group leadership and establishedanother "personality cult" with himself as dictator.


Well, as one who was close to and cooperative withStalin in the cruelties, crimes and murders of his era,he would appear to be a natural to become his successor.

Of course, the truth is that a "Communistic" government cannot live under group leadership but must havea ruthless dictator, ready and willing to deprive thepeople of a voice in government, of all the rights ofliberty and to kill and kill to maintain his power.

In the fight for power since Stalin's death (naturalor unnatural), Beria was executed, and five men accusedof connections with the Leningrad plot disappeared.

There will be more to follow and a new Stalin willexercise the powers and follow his methods.

Can we doubt that dictator will follow dictator untila succeeding generation of common people ofincreasingeducation demand and receive the rights of life, libertyand the pursuit of happiness.


What we refer to as the "Middle East Problem" isreally a combination of many problems.

It must be recognized, however, that the majorproblem, the core of the situation, is that of the displaced Arabs and that the solution of that individualproblem would make very much easier the solutionof all the rest.

Feeling that the displaced Arabs problem like ourown weather was being talked about by everyone buttliat nothing was being done by anyone about it, weasked Dr. Daniel Poling, one of the best informed menabout the Middle East and one of the most skilled andexperienced observers of conditions in that area, topresent a definite plan of solution of the displacedArabs problem, to the readers of The Elks Magazine.

This he did in the issue of last April.Now we note that Senator Hubert Humphrey of

Minnesota, a member of the U. S. Senate Committeeon Foreign Relations, is advancing some specific suggestions.

In his report following two months' tour of the Middle East, Senator Plumphrey stated that the existenceof this problem ten years after the Arab-Israeli Waris "a challenge to the conscience of humanity.

It is encouraging to note that important and wellinformed people are beginning to strongly suggest thatthe Middle East Problem be met at its vital i^oint, thatof the displaced Arabs.

EDITORIAL NOTESOn this page in the August issue of The Elks Maga

zine the statement appeared that our new Grand ExaltedRuler, H. L. Blackledge, is a member of the EpiscopalChurch, where he "served several years as the Bishop."

For the benefit of those readers who have enquiredhow a hard working lawyer can be a Bishop, we willexplain that in the retyping of that editorial all thatwas left out was the following: "Chancellor to" beforethe word "the Bishop."

Also in the August issue we referred to a Grand LodgeReport, stating that California, New York and Oregonwere the leading states in respect to new lodges.

As a careful reader of The Elks Magazine and a veryalert Past Grand Exalted Ruler, Brother William j.Jernick calls our attention to the fact that New Jerseyshould be reported in third place.

•-JDnnni:m-Aym NIRESK SALf


GUARANTEED 65 YEARSAny piece Ihot has defects doe to workship cr moterial will beepioced wilhin 65

Ihoul charge.



* Stews* Cooks h);,,Blanches ★ F<""l Warmer

* Steams ★ Casserole* Serve Right From It—

Just Set the Dial —PRESTO!If's Done for Youautomatically

Magic Even-Heot Westinghouse Coro*auJomalic control and eosy-fo-see signalJight eliminate all guesswork in preparingmeols deliciously, quickly and easily. Ofgleaming, seamless copper losire withshiny block enamel base...Stain prooffinish wipesclean or can be rinsed underfaucet. Big family size; six quart capacity...correct temperature fries foods togolden, greoseless perfection. Completewith spatter-proof see-through Oven-glass cover, fry basket, cord and plug.1150 watts, 1 15 volts, AC, full guarantee.

HOSTESS SERVING Sfl*^• Cold Meat Fork

• Gravy Ladle• Berry Spoon

• Pie Server I

RICH-0«NATE-PEflMAMENT MIRROR FINISHWON'T RUST OR STAIN - Never Needs PolishingNOW you can enjoy the thrill ofowning the aristocrat of fine solidstainless stool tal)lo\varo at amazing FACTORY-TO-YOU sav-infisl The (lolieate, tleepl.\sculpturod pattern has ))o<''ncreated for you by world famoussilvorsmiths.

'•er.ch.Fr^, R





• Automatic Controlled Cooking

• GE Heating'Element

• Cooking Guide on HandleShows Right Heat to Use

• Extra Big Size —4-ql. CapocHy!Coppertone Cover




EQUIPPED WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC HEATING UNITBig, beautiful electric skillet... like having a portable range—you cook andserve tempting meols right at the table (no-mar, sfay-cool legs)! It stews, cooks,broises, bakes, chafes and cosseroles. Fries hom and eggs, mokes 8 servingso chicken, broises 4-lb. roast. Automatic temperature control. Free recipe^ook. Made of heovy, mirror-polished cast aluminum. Special silicone-treatedinterior prevents sticking, mokes cleaning quick, easy. Powerful llOO-wattsealed-in GE element. High-dome coppertone cover included free.


Heod lifti offfor use OS portoble

Stands or) heel—keeps counter cl

Head removes for use as mtxer too!Powerful, guoronteed AC-DC motor

Exceptionally fine food mixer that beatsheaviest batters as easily as it whips aneggi Powerful motor covers every job efficiently—beats, mixes, whips, mashes! Kitchentested for dependobility ond precision.Newest, most modern design lets you use it as o bondmixer anywhere at all—stove, table, counter , . . lets youstand it on its winged heel (just like an iron) so thai yourcounters keep clean. Features on open handle for comfortgripping , . . two chromed steel, non-splash beaters Ihotsnap out for eosy cleaning—rinse 'em off, snop 'em backin, Comes with stand and base and 2 handy opal mixing bowls. Completely guaronteed. 110-120 volt, AC.UL approved. Cord

MONEY BACK GUARANTEENIRESK INDUSTRIES, Dept. AEA 182331 N. Washtenaw Ave., Chicago 47, 111.Please rush on a Money-Back Guarantee the following items:Q 54-Pc. Tableware $ 9.95• lO-Woy Cooker-Fryer^ $ 6.95


.$12.95[~l Automatic Electric SkilleL

Q Electric Food MixerDue to these low sale prices please add 80e per itemfor handling and postage.



City _Zone State.

• Enclosed lind full paymenl of J • Ship C.0.0. Plus C.0.0 postage charges.

When focusing on a mod^ Gin and Tonic...

There's no Gin like GORDONS €]Hpmtl