Taxes: Revolt in the Legion

In the smoky, second-floor room in Easton, Pa., Post Commander George Lacey told the sprawled Legionnaires of Brown and Lynch Post: "Fellows, there's nothing to discuss here. The national convention opposes the Hoover veterans' recommendations.* That's an edict. If we don't go along, we lose our charter." The Legionnaires docilely chorused agreement. But one Legionnaire was shocked. Legionnaire Martin Merson, a 44-year-old lawyer and Navy veteran, who is still gaunt from malaria contracted on Guadalcanal, began checking around. He found that most of the post members had not the slightest idea of...

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