HEROES: Elmers in St. Louis

Not since the 1904 World's Fair had so many people thronged beneath the great single trainshed of St. Louis' huge old Union Station as some 135,000 American Legionaries and their families swept into the city last week for their 17th annual convention. Physically still prime electorally as potent as Labor or the Farmers these veterans of the nation's most ambitious War lustily applied themselves to tour full days of pranks, parades, politics. Time & Place. An activity which jumped the official gun was the scramble by four big U. S. cities...

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