HEROES: Kingmakers

The men who run the American Legion are called The Kingmakers. They include such anti-New Dealers as Chicago's Phil Collins, Michigan's Mark McKee, Boston's William Doyle. Long before the greying, balding boys of the Legion assemble for their yearly carnival, The Kingmakers settle policy, pick a National Commander to explain and defend their policy. Last week in Los Angeles, where 130,000 Legionnaires went to drink and frolic this year, The Kingmakers worked with extraordinary dispatch, got their work done before the convention convened, averted the floor fights which usually attend their...