HEROES: B. E. F.

Bivouacked in shelters at Anacostia Park, in vacant stores, in charity institutions, some 2,500 jobless War veterans announced last week that they would stay in Washington "until 1945 if necessary" to get an immediate cash settlement of the bonus.* While most of the B. E. F. ("Bonus Expeditionary Force") eked out a meagre existence from day to day on Mulligan stews and coffee, their leaders began to lobby. By the end of the week 145 Congressmen (the requisite number) had signed a petition to force...

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