HEROES: At Detroit (Concl.)

Detroit last week was privileged to witness a four-day fiesta which rivaled a Eucharistic Congress in size, a Yale-Harvard boat race in the intensity of its merrymaking. More than 100,000 of the American Legion's 1,046,009 members convened nationally for the 13th time. Across the river in Windsor, Canada, government liquor stores were kept open two hours later than usual in the evening. In Detroit, young women dressed in the manner of cinematic French peasantry served doughnuts in a model French village. Mascot gila monsters, rattlesnakes, burros, skunks were displayed all over town....

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