VETERANS: See Here . . .

Many a youthful World War II veteran, bedeviled by a social conscience, threw up his hands in horror at the notion of joining the stuffy, conservative American Legion, trooped over to the American Veterans Committee instead. Not so one group of reform-minded Manhattan newspapermen. Last spring they organized the Duncan-Paris Post (named for two war casualties from the staff of Yank). They elected left-wing Marion ("See Here, Private") Hargrove as their first commander, impertinently began to heckle their Legion elders.

Last week the Legion, awakening to the fact that it had a group...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!