Since Dec. 7, the American Legion has been trying to get the Government to give it a defense job to do. But the Office of Civilian Defense has insisted that Legionnaires should do that job as individuals. There is a widespread feeling of resentment in the Legion against the social-service workers who have moved in on defense jobs. Fortnight ago the Legion got its first chance to show what it could do. It was handed the big job of training men & women for the Citizens' Defense Corps.

The Defense Corps includes air-raid wardens, decontamination squads, auxiliary police and firemen, many...

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