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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER FIRST GUIDED MISSILE CARRIER--The Kitty Hawk, world's first guided missile aircraft car- rier, towers over all she surveys tot May 21 christening in Camden, N. J. The Kitty Hawk is 1,039 feet long and 250 feet wide. Advisory Council for the White House Conference on Aging, to be held in Washington, D. C. in Janu- ary, 1961. He is chairman of its com. mittee on Health and Medical Care. Dr. Larson has long been active in the affairs of the North Dakota State Medical Assn serving as its secretary for several years, ahd as its president for the year 1950--1951. He is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists, and a mem- ber of Sigma XI, Alpha Omega Al- pha and Phi Beta Pi fraternity. Dr. Larson is one of the founders of the Bismarck Medical Foundation, a subsidiary of Quain and Ramstad Clinic which sponsors annual semi- nars open to all doctors, and which also supports the residency program at Bismarck Hospital. Non-professional affiliations in. clude the Presbyf6erian Church Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge and Bismarck Rotary, of which he is a past president. He served on the Bismarck school board for nine ~rsi d~xing fine time Bismarck Iunior eollegewas organized, and is currently a member of the Jame- town college board of trustees, James-town, and the Provident Life Insurance Company Board of Di- recurs, Bismarck. Dr. Larson has written a number of published works since 1930, in- cludin$ scientific articles on labora. tory medicine, with particular era. son member from the board of phasis on tumor diagnosis and treat- F e trustees, ment As a United States delegate to the GETTING YO~R~S-HARE* I ent =" World Medical Association for the The food consumed by the averageI f past four years, Dr. Larson has at. family in the U. S. amounts to two J Named president-elect of the American Medical As~n Io~+,~, tended meetings in Istanbul. Den and a half tons a year, according to I in Miami, Fla Dr. Leonard W, Larson of Bismarck has earnedO:,~-~imark and Havana. The organiza" World Book Encyclopedia. The sum I nt new recognition for his community his state and his ] tion's 1960 meeting is scheduled in includes 405 pounds of milk and / Quam and Ramstad Chine" ~ucta~es mI West Berlin in September cream, 144 pounds of meat, 433 ~" ' " " " /' h " . 'pounds of vegetables, 263 pounds of r P,p ofesslonal ares . J From the field of his patholo~,lst~5 mmrosco e his r 2~ memt)er o~ ~ e United St! esponsmxhtms have long extended to the wide world of organized medi / delegation to the United Nation's cereals, ann 1e/6 pounas of ~rmt. I 19~/~: Dr. Larson served as chairman of the AMA board of trustees from I Health Organization, he attended l ~ - . . i anca was ~rst erected to the b ~ l~onany iarm cash receipts oard in 1950. I Geneva conferences in 1952 lO~l ~ . ' " I - I .~ ,~, ' ~ /Irom clairying are 24 per cent ell memoer of the committee for six]a"u ~uou recelpts fromall farm products years and was later deSl n ,g ated liai. He is a member of the National combined, l The Helping Hands You Never See Anyone rece0tly hospitalized would be amazeci if taken behind~ the scenes and introduced to all the people who had contributed, |n | some way, to his recovery. | The nurses, the doctors, the orderlies--the people one usually associates with hospitals--are but a few of the personnel it tokes to keep a hospital going. There are laundry workers, cooks, main- tenance people, maids, laboratory and x.ray technicians, physical theraplsts the llst goes on and on. for every patient. Approx~- rnotely 65% of the hospital's dollar goes to pay their sal- ar|es and this is a major factor in today's higher hos- pital costs. When you buy a shade tree con-much space is available for the tree's sider its good and bad points 20 ordevelopment and buy a variety to 30 years from now. Decide how fit the location. "7 kept worrying about the job '" Behind He was a member of the AM A House of Delegates from 1940 to 1950, representing the Section on l~athology and ~Physiology. The House elected him a member of the Council on Scientific Assembly, which is responsible for arranging Scientific programs and exhibits at annual and interim sessions of the Association. As chairman of the AMA Cor- relating Committee on Lay-Spon- sOred Health Plans, he was Instru- mental in formulating the "Twenty /~inciples" covering the relationship between the Medical profession and the plans. The study was conducted in cooperation with a committee from the Group Health Associa tion. and the report was endorsed With slight modification by the House of Delegates. Dr. Larson was subsequently al~- POinted chairman of the Commis- Sion on Medical Care Plans, which after four years of study, submit~d its report to the AMA house of dele. gates. The House devoted six months of Study to the report, approving it With light modifications in June, This se-called Larson rePort in eluded such h~ort&nt subjects as free cholee of physician and the relatiomdflp of the third l~rt~ mechanism to the practice of Medicine, in addition to the first eomprehenslve stati~tie~l aridly- of all types of medle&l e~re Plans In operation at the time. Other AMA responsibilities have included chairmanship of the Trus. tees. Committee on Socio-Economie l~rOblems of the Profession. and Chairmanship of the Committee on ~Iood, He is one of several who or- ganized the Joint Blood' Council, ~erving for four years as president of thts group, which is sponsored by the AMA, American Hospital ~A~h American Society of Clinical athologists, American Association ~f Blood Banks and the American ~ed Cross. Dr. Larsen traces his activities in the affairs of organized medicine to the original AMA Committee on Rural Medical Service. 'q:)ne day t after Rotary," he recalls "I met tlm educational representative of one of our national farm organizations, Who had Just returned from Chicago. ~e,e had learned while visiting eaclquarters that a committee on rural medical service was about to be organized, with Dr. F. S. Croc- kett of Lafayette, Ind. as chairman. "She told me that she had learned frora Dr. Olin West, then secretary and general manager of the ~t there were no ~ural physicians on the eomn~ttee. west ~nd found myself ap- ~l~tad by retm'~ mall.~ ~he committee promptly eneeurag. aU rour , been highly effective in state and naticmal con- " driw 'i ! And like any job, making a suc- cess of it takes all the concentration you can give. In driving, a one-track mind pays big dividends. When your troubles get the upper hand, you're heading for an accident! Last year, 37,000 people died in traffic accidents. Many were killed by drivers who let their minds wander from the business at hand. Distraction can lead to destruction---for yourself or others. Stay alert and you'll stay alive! 1 i t Supj ort your local Safety Council !