Leon Dozier, 29-year-old veteran of Army service in World War II is the new commander of Tipton County Post 67 of the American Legion. Mr. Dozier is a permanent civil service employee in the Covington Post Office.
The new commander replaces Hollis I. Moore as head of the American Legion. Mr. Dozier’s election took place at a Legion meeting in the courthouse Tuesday night. He was unopposed.
Among other new officers are three vice commanders: W. F. Ruffin, Jr., first vice commander; Douglas Wilson, second vice commander; and John Chisolm, third vice commander. All are veterans of World War II.
Paul Shoaf and John Winford Sr., were re-elected adjutant and service officer, respectively. Mr. Shoaf protested his re-election, claiming a new man should have the job. His protests went unheard and he and Mr. Winford were elected by acclamation.
Sergeants-at-arms are Jess Sanders and A. B. Cashion. Historian of the local Legion post is Jim Tom Fee. Anson Sage will handle the finances of the post during 1947-48.
First activity of the Legion in its new year will be attendance at the 10th district junior baseball championship game at the Athletic Field this afternoon.
Next Friday members of the Legion will furnish transportation to Covington for next-of-kin of War II dead who care to attend the showing of an official film on final disposition of the service men’s remains.
Mr. Dozier appointed a committee of two, W. F. Ruffin Jr., and George Peeler, to assist with preparation for a barbecue in August on the Will Vaughan farm, prepared by the Vaughan family.
Bob Ellis addressed a plea to Legion members at the Tuesday meeting for the holding of a meeting at Munford in the near future. Mr. Ellis explained that potential Legion members in the Munford area would become active members if Legion meetings were held in Munford occasionally.
The new Legion commander indicated Wednesday afternoon he intends to plan Legion activities on a long-range basis. He has plans for a program of general interest in September.