HEROES: The Gray

Under the sod and dew,

Waiting the Judgment Day: —

Love and tears for the Blue;

Tears and love for the Gray.

It cost Chattanooga, Tenn. $25,000 to entertain the 700 oldsters who attended the annual reunion of the United Confederate Veterans last year. Last week U. C. V.'s 1935 reunion city, St. Petersburg, Fla., decided that the cost was too great, withdrew its invitation. Only three other Southern towns wanted the veterans and all were too small.

Mourned U. C. V.'s Adjutant General Harry René Lee: "It's a pretty poor country if they can't take care of a handful of old soldiers....

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