HEROES: Legion at Chicago

At its national convention in Chicago this year, the American Legion found itself hemmed between two sharp issues. In his speech at the opening session, President Roosevelt voiced the undoubted sentiment of the country when he firmly discouraged recrudescence of the Legion's twice-rebuked demand for immediate cashing of the Bonus (TIME, Oct. 9). Wisest heads in the Legion—potent (758,000 members) but not so potent as it was in 1931 (1,054,000 members)—realized the danger as well as the futility of pressing the Bonus movement now. Not only would it revive the hostility...

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