On August 1, a series of news reports began to appear on a fatal respiratory illness among American Legionnaires
attending a convention in Philadelphia (18,23).
A handful of grey-haired, beer-bellied American Legionnaires
stand at lazy attention a t the receiving station, awaiting their new recruits with subversive pleasure.
pistol-whipped listeners at his speeches.
Goldberg reports that in Denver the ambitious Mayor, a Klan member, deputized 125 American Legionnaires
to carry out vice raids in April, 1925, bypassing the Chief of Police, also a Klansman.
for such feats as its swift identification of the organisms that killed American legionnaires
in Philadelphia a decade before.