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Joyce L. Christiansen has been elected president of the Utah Press Women. She took over her two-year term at a recent luncheon of the group held at the Salt Lake Hilton.

Installing officer was Mary Lou Webb of Meadville, Miss., president of the National Federation of Press Women.Luncheon theme was "From Hot Lead to High Tech." Table decorations included old typewriters and cameras, as well as up-to-date models.

Mrs. Christiansen has been a member of the state organization for 15 years. During her journalistic career she has been a feature and religion writer for the Deseret News. She also has served as editor of the Sunset News, the South Salt Lake Bugle and Spectrum newspapers.

Assisting the new president of the press women will be Genevieve Rowles, a free-lance travel writer from Salt Lake City, who will serve as president-elect, and Lyraine Jones of Provo, who writes for the Provo Daily Herald and will be second vice president.

Other new officers are LaRee H. Pehrson, treasurer; Sarah S. Yates, corresponding secretary; Jeanne Thayne, recording secretary.

Appointed officers are Janet Oliveto, public relations chairman; Carin Greene, communicator of achievement chairman; Ethel Bradford, historian; Violet Boyce, telephone committee chairman, and Yates, youth contest chairman.

Oneita Sumsion is the group's immediate past president.