HEROES: Uncle Sam

The lineage of Uncle Sam, benign personification of the nation, was again raised last week. Was this lean Yankee character in beaver hat and striped trousers who reflects the emotions of 123,000,000 people, the bastard offspring of some japester's lively imagination or was he the scion of flesh-and-blood?

Citizens of Troy, N. Y. last week organized under Editor Rutherford Hayner of the Troy Times to press a claim that the original Uncle Sam was a Trojan. They asked the Federal Government to recognize their claim with a suitable memorial. For proof they pointed to a simple grave on the hillside...

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