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AUGUST 15-20,

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Imperial Commandress
Mizraim Court 110
Tuskegee Institute, Alabama 

Mrs. Anita G. Adams of Tuskegee, Ala., has been elected imperial commandress of the Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis, Prince Hall Shriners.

Her election took place at the annual session of the Imperial Court, held in the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Calif

The imperial court is the women's auxiliary to the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its jurisdiction, incorporated, Prince Hall Shriners.

The newly elected imperial commandress is known nation wide as an organizer, a great community worker and as a woman who always give her time and talent to assist citizens of the community. She has always believed in helping those persons who cannot help themselves. One of the many civic organizations in which she holds membership, the Helping Handers Club of Tuskegee, which she heads as president and founder, is a living testimonial of her latest adventure in community work. The Helping Handers Club provides several Macon County (Ala.) senior citizens with hot balanced meals on a weekly basis. The cost for payment of this free service to those who cannot help themselves - 5 [[cent symbol]] a day - $1.50 a month - is borne by Mrs. Adams' friends and citizens in her community. 

In other civic affairs, Dt. Adams is a member of the board of the Retired Senior Citizen Volunteer Program; a member of the Government Retirement Association; holds membership in the local, state, regional and national branch NAACP; and is a Past Daughter Elks Ruler, IBPO Elks of the World, Inc., where she has served as Alabama state president for nearly 25 years.

Dt. Adams has been cited by leaders in city, state and government circles for her many contributions to mankind. Mayor Johnny Ford of Tuskegee, Ala. recently presented her several certificates and awards for outstanding service to community and county, and the Veterans Administration Hospital officials awarded her a bronze engraved plaque, certificates of appreciation and commendation, and a trophy of recognition which cited her for "untiring efforts and outstanding performance" during 41 years of laudable service to this nation.

In addition to her election as imperial commandress, other Daughters of Isis members were elected as follows:

Thelma M. Gordon, immediate past imperial commandress, Abdul Court 87, Huntington, West Va.;

Anne M. Bolden, Deputy Imperial Commandress, Arabic Court 95, New Haven, Conn.;

Dorothy J. Scott, imperial first lieutentant commandress, Marracci Court 32, Detroit, Mich.;

Idee Dodson, imperial second lieutenant commandress, Alaraf Court 69, Oklahoma City, Okla.;

Phyllis McKoy, Abu-Bekr Court 74, Brooklyn, New York, Imperial High priestess;

Mary H. Pamplin, imperial treasurer, Zafa Court 41, Durham, N.C.;

Grace T. Brooks, imperial recordress, Saudi Court 121, Fort Wayne, Indiana;

Dorothy Shelton, imperial first ceremonial daughter, Hadji Court 62, Buffalo, New York;

Gwendolyn Thompson, imperial second ceremonial daughter, Zembo Court 130, Milwaukee, Wisc.;

Jewel R. Lang, imperial inside spy, Sinai Court 35, Cincinnati, Ohio;

Margaret Warren, imperial outside spy, Egyptian Court 5, Los Angeles, Calif.

Bessie Burton, Pyramid Court 17, Phil., Ja.; Valzora Draper, Thutmose Ct. 59, San Francisco, Calif.; and E. Katherine Morris, Egyptian Ct. 5, Los Angeles, Calif., imperial internal auditors.  

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