Lykes President Amoss To Get American Legion Merchant Marine Award

W.J. Amoss Jr., president of Lykes Bros.

Steamship Co., Inc., a subsidiary of The LTV Corporation, has been selected to receive the American Legion's National Merchant Marine Award. The announcement was made by Comdr. G.Y. Ross of the Legion's Robert L. Hague Merchant Marine Industries Post in New York.

Mr. Ross said that the award was first established in 1956, and is made only in those years when the American Legion feels that an individual, company, or association has made a significant contribution to the American Merchant Marine. Traditionally, Mr.

Ross explained, the award is made by the president of the United States at ceremonies in the White House. Plans f o r the presentation are under discussion, but no firm date has been set.

Mr. Amoss was picked f o r the honor, Mr.

Ross said, because of his role in leading the Lykes organization's significant contributions to the U.S. maritime industry in reestablishing trade with China and in adding ships to the Lykes Lines' fleet when the company inaugurated new services between U.S. West Coast ports and the Orient and Southeast Asia.

This marks the second time that a Lykes executive has been picked to receive the award. In 1961, Solon B. Turman, president of Lykes at the time and now living in retirement, was presented the coveted award by president John F. Kennedy in the White House.

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