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VOL. IV, Number 11 2
TIME: Evening.
PLACE: Olympic Hotel, Room 215.
CHARACTERS: Several eleclive
heads of city and county depart
ments, local politicians and var.
ious understudies and “board of
strategy” members.
(Continued from last week)
FIRST VOICE: Hullo, boys. Well,
let's get down (o business. I've got
something hot to take care of after
this meeting, so make it saappy.
What's on your minds?
that meeting the other gvening. Did
you do it?
FIRST VOICE: Yeah, we had the
meeting. We selected my successor
for county commissioner, so every.
thing is set for the fall electiox.
SECOND VOICE: Who did you
select? Fitts, Kamm or Cushing?
THIRD VOICE: Don't tell me you
cverlooked Ralph Stolting! You
know, laddy, he pinned your ears
back four years ago when he rau
against you, It's going to be just
too bad for some of the lesser lights
it Ralph files this year. Your idea
of running him for state land com
missioner didn’t go over so hot. He
has other ideas.
FIRST VOICE: Aw, dry up.
FOURTH VOICE: This collection
business isn't so hot either. I've
a notion to cut loose from you fel.
lows. My office is gettiag blamed
for a lot of rackets and I'm damned
sick of it, |
FIRST VOICE: Keep your shirt
on, son, and don't go off half_
cocked. Whoinell put you where
you are, anyhow? |
that’s a cinch. |
SECOND VOICE: Now — now —
now, boys.
THIRD VOICE (laughing): Hey,
fellas. Bill Muirhead was telliag me
about some kind of phoney tablets
one of his buddies took not long
ago. They worked so good that he
got back on the job again, Bill says.
But —
FOURTH VOICE: I'm trying to
run my office the way it should be
run and, so help me, Jehosaphat,
I'LL DO IT if I have to fire every
cockeyed man and woman on the
payroll! There’s too much tittle
tattle going on around here. X tit.
tles to Y and Y tattles to Steve and
[ get hell panned out of me,
FIFTH VOICE: How about—
FOURTH VOICE: Lay off! I'll
handle that party.
THIRD VOICE: It was wished
on you—for a reason. Send it back.
SECOND VOICE: How about that
trip up country? Want that known?
I thought not. Then stay in line.
FIRST VOICE: You birds forget
that petty stuff for a few minutes.
I warned you there was a helluva
rumble somewhere, Now its break
ing. 103 is dead. A little, unimport
ant fellow hooked in with the big
shots and now they've turaed on
the heat. s
I've only been getting $8,000 a
month, Raise the ante. We've got to
cover the state quick. Wallgren will
be campaign manager, but he’s still
in Washington. We've got to change
our plans. The heat is on.
THIRD VOICE: What's wrong?
_IIROT VOICE: We're due to lose
the Townsend Plan support and the
fire’s breaking out on all sides.
Here [ am without a single lieuten.
ant to front for me. Remember the
disabled veteran who told me two
years ago, right in this same hotel,
that I could beat the big shots but
that I was sunk if the little fel
lows turned loose? Well, the little
fellows are turning. If I sink, then
~ (Turn to Page 6, Please)
Sec. 562, P. L. & R.
Oley Nelson, National Commander-in-Chief of Grand
Army of Republic, Meets with Local Veteran Chiefs,
Heads of Auxiliaries and Prominent Veterans
Seattie’s veteran colony was honored last week by a visit from Oley
Nelson of Slater, la, 91. year old national commander-in.chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic, here on an inspection tour of posts on the
Pacific Coast. He just recently completed a 3,500.mi1e tour of the eastern
Itinerary of the commander included stops at Des Moines and Ames,
lowa; Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, ——————————
’San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa
Barbara, Salt Lake City, Denver,
}Columbus and Omaha.
‘ Accompanying Commander Nel
son on his western tour were Mary
J. Love of Louisville, Kentucky, na
‘tional president of the Women’s Re
lief Corps and vice-president of the
Kentucky American Legioa Auxil
iary; Agnes Upell Boyce of St. Paul,
Minn., national president of the
Daughters of Union Veterans of the
Civil War; and Katharine R, A.
Flood of Newton, Mass. secretary
to the commander-in-chief and a
past national president of the
Daughters of Union Veterans. Miss
Flood has been coanected with
headquarters work since 1910, and
has attended thirty-six national en
First Since 1932
This is the first visit made by a
national commander to Seattle
since 1032, when Col. Samuel P.
Towne came here in May of that
year. - .
R. O. Reed, assistant adjutant
general, Department of Washington
and Alaska, was chairman of ar
rangements and Rhoda Denny Moss
was general chairman of the ban
quet and reception held in the Gow
man Hotel.
Mrs. Moss was assisted by Mary
Manning, national junior vice-pres
ident of the Daughters ot. Union
Veterans of the Civil War; Gussie
Laile Morin, department secretary
to the Ladies of the G. A. R.; Lill
ian Douse, president of Miller Wom
en’s Relief Corps; Thora Milliken,
president of Stevens W. R, C.;
Ethel Haw, president of James A.
Sexton W. R. C.; Nan Thornton,
president of Clara Barton Tent,
Daughters of Un‘on Veterans of
Ben Paris, Dean of Sportsmen,
Reveals Horatio Alger Past
“During the Civil War, the ‘rebels’
often found themselves in the pec
uliar position of having guas to
shoot, but no ammunition for them”,
Ben Paris, prominent Northwest
sportsman, recently told a reporter
of this paper. “At least, that is what
my Dad told me, and he should
have known because he was a bug
ler in the Confederate Army when
he was sixteen years old.”
“One day, though, Dad had a
bright idea. In the midst of a par
ticularly hot skirmish whea the
bullets were flying thickest, he
suddenly dashed into the cook tent,
grabbed up an old iron teakettle,
ran out where the hail of lead was
the heaviest and started swinging
that old kettle around and around
his head by the
hanadle. In no time
at all, the pot was
full of bullets. Dad
then passed them
out to his buddies
and they took
great pleasure in
passing the bul
lets back to the
Northeners exact
ly as they had re
ceived them—out
of the muzzle of a
e Fam T sun.”
Ben has a reputation as a teller
of tall fish yarns. We fully expect
ed him to cut loose with a few of
his choice ones, especially the one
‘the Civil War; Mae Easlick, pres
‘ident of Major Wm., McKinley
,Clrcle: Martha Graham, president
of Col. Ethan Allen Circle; and
Lila Swartout, president of Col. E.
E. Ellsworth Circle, Ladies of G. A.
R. Petril Hines of the W. R. C. and
Bess Morrissey, department treas
urer of the Ladies of the G. A. R.
were in charge of the publicity.
Ranks of the veterans of the Civil
War are thinaing fast, but of the
twenty-eight still living in Seattle,
fifteen attended the reception and
banquet, Those present were: State
jCommnnder L. D. Crossen of Tac
oma, Department of Washington
and Alaska ;P. F. Coley; L. D. For.
jl.'au; Rustin O. Reed, national assist
ant adjutant general; Joseph Phil.
lips; Martin Paup; Carliton H. Fin.
ley; Dall Avey; Daniel A, Reams;
Hiram R. Gale; 8. B. Tift; J. D.
Bice; Ed Randall; J. H. Minor;
and Sam Bronty. : _r
; b e Yonh i
the Union Army in the spring of
1864. At that time he was 19 years
old. He joined Company D, 40th
Wisconsin, University Regiment.
His headquarters were in Memphis,
Tennessee, His father had enlisted
in September, 1861, in the Sth Wis-.
consin, known far and wide as the
Live Eagle Regiment, because they
always carried a live eagle with
them. The elder Nelsoa died in
1862 enroute home on sick furlough.
Oley Nelson took part in a night
raid on July 22, 1864, near Memphis.
Gen. Forrest sent them out to look
for quinine and whiskey, and if
possible, to capture General Sturgis.
“We didn’t capture the general,”
he recalled, “but we did find the
whiskey and quinine.”
(Turn to Page 2, Please)
about the traveling salesman who
fished Deer Creek with Charley
Wright, but the Civil War yarn
soon convinced us that his ability
as a raconteur extraordinaire was
inherited from his father not
acquired from intimate coatact with
Going through the Civil War with
out a scratch, William Paris return
ed home to Gainsville, Georgia,
married a local girl (Martha Jane
Bostin) and became a Methodist
minister. Since both of his parents
were born in Gainsville, Ben is a
real Southerner whose yarns are
typical of the Sunny South where
mint juleps and tall yarns are syn
onymous, It is only natural, thex,
that we should have visions of an
old negro servant, a family retainer,
perhaps, bringing in mint juleps
during the interview, Instead, a
‘snappy young fellow in a snappy,
white uniform brought in tankards
filled to the brim with nut-brown
“Before the Civil War,” Ben con
tinued, quaffing his beaker of foam
ing amber liquid with much gusto,
“my mother’'s family was quite
prosperous and owned over a hun
dred slaves. Of course, Southernors
had nothing left after the war and
my folks were no exception to the
rule. They moved on to Birmiag
}Mm, Alabama, where I first saw
v Turn to Page 3, Please.)
“The Voice of the Veteran”
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, First May Number, 1936
Oley Nelson, national commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the
Republic, and Miss Katharine Flood, secretary to Nelson and past
national president, Daughters of Union Veterans, recent Northwest
visitors, were lavishly enteftained by various veteran groups during
their stay in Seattle,
Local veterans who are scheduled
to receive their bonus bonds on
June 15 are urged to hold them,
when possible, redeeming them for
cash only in case of necessity.
In making this recommendatioa
yesterday, Public.
ity Director Al
Novak of the
state department
of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars,
liscussed the pres
eat situation in
connection with
the bonus bill,
0 per cent of
World War veter.
s in this distriet
olding adjusted
service certificates have not yet ap
;plied for their boaus bonds, he said.
The state department will continue
to offer free assistance in filing
applications and veterans are re.
quested to get in touch with State
Adjutant Harry F. Stengel at VFW
headquarters, County-City Building,
“Bonus bonds will be delivered
as quickly as possible on June 15,”
Novak explained. In urging veter
ans to save their bonds for future
redemption, instead of cashing them
immediately unless absolutely ne
cessary, he declared that the VFW
is doing all in its power to em
phasize the benefits of future se
curity for veterans and their fam.
William C. Herton, Congressional
Medal holder and member of Rain.
ier Post No. 2239, Veterans of For.
eign Wars, was recently named na
tional aide de camp of that organi
Theodore O. Powers of Tacoma,
senior vice.commander of the De.
partment of Washington, presented
‘the appointment on behalf of Com.
mander-in-Chief James E, Van
ihndt. now in Japan oa the VFW
“goodwill tour.”
24-Hour Payment
Of Bonus Planned
WASHINGTON, May 7—Twenty
four-hour cash payment of a major
ity of World War boaus bonds to
‘be distributed beginning June 15, is
being arranged by the government.
~ The entire output of bonds cover
ing the veteran debt for 3,500,000
3lppllcatlons will be dumped into
%twelve postoffices on June 15—
about one month prior to the orig
inally calculated date,
The postoffice department will
deliver them through special facili
ties so that in all major cities the
veterans will receive them June 16.
Except in cases where identifica
tion is questioned, it will be pos
sible for a veteran to turn his bonds
back to the postoffice on June 16
and receive a check, cashable any
'where, on June 17,
Spanish War Veterans Seek
Passage of Travel Pay Bill
All Spanish. American War vet
erans of this community and wa
veterans in general are urged t
'write members of the United State
Senate 1
{ support of th
i pending H R
9472, the Phil
ippine Trave
Pay Bill. Thq
measure Wwas
passed by the
House of Rep,
on March 1
and is nov
before th
Senate Com
: mittee o 1
PRATT according 4
Commander Howard B. Pratt, De
partment of Washington and Alas
The United Spanish War Veter
ana ila makine a natinnwida offar
‘ A rift in relations between vet
erans and Prosecuting Attornvy
Warren G. Magnuson over the xan-|
ure of the latter to appoint a reas.
onable number of ex-servicemen Lo
his staff, appears imminent, accord.
ing to Adolph O, Miller, president
of the Veterans Democratic Club‘
of Washington, |
In a receat letter o Maguuson,
the members stated in no uncertain
terms that unless something came
to pass within a short time the club
would withdraw its public endorse
ment of the prosecutor and stari
real agitation for a “aew deal” in
that office,
~ “We are in receipt of information
that John Alden Ryan is the only
veteran on Magnuson's staff,” Sec
retary Harold Lauter declared. “Un,
der the old setup thirteen of the
fifteen positions were held by vet
erans, As veterans and Democrats,
and as members of the Democratic
party, we feel that, so far as the
prosecutor’s office is concerned, we
have been discriminated against.
Ignores Vets
“As veterans and Demoecrats, we
also feel that veterans are entitled
to consideration in the matter oi
appointments. We made but three
e e
in each case our recommendations
were studiously ignored,” he said.
| Veterans, as a whole, are not at
all pleased over the part Magnuson
played in the receat fiasco involv
ing several veterans charged by his
office with breaking up an alleged
Communist meeting in the Burke
Building. The fact that the veterans
were acquitted in no way lesseas
the resentment manifested against
the youthful prosecutor, it is
pointed out.
“We are not asking for anything
unreasonable,” a prominent veteran
stated yesterday, “All we ask is an
even break in the matter of ap
pointments. If Magnuson cannot see
his way clear to give us that break,
we will be forced to secure it some
other way.”
What’s Wrong Here
NEW BERN, N. C. Franklin
Roosevelt Hughes, 16-month.old son
of George Isaac Hughes, 96_year-old
Confederate veteran, was recently
entered in a baby contest at Golds.
boro, N. C. His father accompanied
The child’s 28_year-old mother is
anticipating a child in June and she
remained here while her husband
and baby were at Goldsboro,
1 in support of the measure, Com
| mander Pratt said, and camps
)| throughout the country are urging
.| all veterans in their communities
| to demand passage of the bill from
| Congress.
Introduced in the House by Rep.
| resentative U. 8, Guyer (Kansas),
| the bill would pay travel allow.
| ances amounting to five million
| dollars to veterans of the war with
Spain who continued to serve in
. the Philippines after their periods
of enlistment expired, The measure
‘| passed both houses of Congress in
| 1935 but was vetoed by the Presi
| dent after (Congress had adjourned.
; The heaviest of all dogs are the
| St. Bernards, which range in weight
' | trom 160 to 225 pounds. The largest
dogs are the Irish wolfhounds, but
they do not weigh as much as the
.| St. Beraards, being rangier and
t | taller
Six-Point Program Adopted, Plans Made to Take
Active Part in Comimng rall Elections, Otficials
State—Republican Tieup Seen as Battle Gets Hot
Formed for the express purpose of putting the skids under Cour
Commissioner John C. S.evenson, County Assessor Roy B, M ; :
Prosecuting Attorney Warren G. Magnuson and Congressman | M‘ L
Zioncheck, the Forgotten Democrats Club of Washington is wheeling
into action and bringing is heavy artillery to bear on its ‘*
enemies, President F. W, Franck announced yesterday. i '%‘
While membership in the new po- | ————— ——
litical group is open to all “forgot
ten Democrats,” most of the mem-
bers are veterans of the Spaaish-
American War or the World er.‘
Platform Explained
The platform of the organization
is interesting. It involves a 6-point
program based on
I—Elimination of officeholders
who have not adhered to Democrat
ic principles and Democratic pat
2-—lxpose all semblance of graf(
on the part of any Democratic of
ficeholder rather than have it ax~}
posed by others. |
d—Request candidates soliciting |
support of the organization Lo guar
antee a certain percentage of pat-l
4—Elimination of officeholders
who collect a percentage of their
employees’ salaries for campaign
S—lnvestigation of candidates rel
ative to source of campaign funds
o ascertain outside affiliations, if
M S 5 o A
- 6—Pledge to support a national
Democratic ticket, but in county
and state elections to be non-par
tisan where Democratic candidates
do not adhere to the principles ot
platform, and to affiliate with non
partisan groups to the end that nc-‘
cidental Democrats be removed
from public office.
“There isn’t a plank in our plat
form that isa’t constructive,”
Franck said yesterday. “If neces
sary, we will line up with the Re
publicans this fall in order to pre
vent the re-election of some of the
present Democratic officeholders.”
Hartnett Active
Guy Hartnett, veteran of the
Spanish-American War, is vice
president of the Forgotten Demo
crats Club, and J. D. Murphy is
secretary. The executive board is
composed of the three executive
officers and two members to be
selected from the membership at
“The men we seek to oust from
office have failed to live up to the
tenets of Democracy. They are fur
thering their own interests instead
Dall and Charlie Stage Two-Man
Raid and Then Kiss Pig Goodbye
RIS, o D S s sL s
By Dall Avey R
The other day I received a letter from the Editor.
“People are clamoring for more of your stories,” he said,
“What'’s the matter? Haven’t you recovered from the “
of the supply ship that came up the river? Sell your horn,%
and get another mule.” 5
Editors think they are smart. Whv. I had been throuch two
wars before that young whipper
snapper was born! The nerve o
that brat! Sell my horse— get 1§
mule! Phut-t-t—SPUTTER—SPUT
(HoId the fort, Dall—ED.)
Anyhow, we're at Savena, Ten
nessee, Inspection is over and we
are fixing to move some 300 miles
to the southwest,
Gen. Sherman has
started on his fa
mous march to
the sea and Gen.
Hood, the Confed
erate leader, is
moving north on
his equally fa
mous invasion
We are supposed
to intercept him
somewhere be
| DALL AVEY tween here an
Chattanooga. That means lots ol
Price Five Cents
of those of the people,” Franck “
clared. - ’:‘
“I'hey are not giving us the sort
of an administration true w
‘crau want—and demand, It is our
purpose to put men in office who
WILL respect the wishes of the
Membership in the organization
is growing rapidly, Frank said,
Temporary headquarters are lo
cated at 215 Douglas Buliding,
‘ Coalition Formed g
A coalition between the Forgot
ten Democrats, the Independent
Progressive Demoeratic Club and
the Progressive Veterans' League
was receatly achieved, Franck sald
“The purpose of these organiza
tions is to promote the Jeffersonlan
principles of Democracy and the
legitimate interests of veterangs It
is our further purpose to work to
ward the elimination from public
office of all such public officials
who have betrayed their friends
and the public. We do not M
there has eyer been u tune in the
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VEW Conclave In
. .
Centralia, May 17 i
CENTRALIA—According to an
nouncement of R, W. Porter, dis.
trict commander of the V F.W,, the
Sixth District convention of vet
erans will be held in Centralia Sun.
day, May 17.
Centralia and Chehalis posts will
act as hosts for the assembled dele
gates, More than 700 visiting veter.
ans and their wives are expected.
Headquarters will be the Elks’ ¢lub.
The conference will open at 9:30
and a banquet will be held at 3:30.
Many promineat guests will be
present, among them Department
Commander Walter Daniels, mem.
bers of his staff and prominent V,
F. W. national officials.
During the session, plans will be
made for the state convention n'
Aberdeen, July 15 to 18. Porter es
timates there will be a record crowd
of more than 10,000 at the state
' fighting.
Big Charley just had a joust with
| the inspector. Fig
| “You're no good as a cavaliy- valry
man,” the latter said. “You're teo
fat, and heavy, and sw“:t'fi
on the boat or handle a mule team.
Suit yourself.” '
Heart Broken 2
Charley’s heart is broken. The
colonel and the captain are sorry
for him. They hate to see him go.
He is a great fighter. In one battle
we had he killed two of the enemy
with his sword in a tmfi
to-hand encounter. He fears neither
man nor devil, but animals with
teeth, such as dogs and wild 1
always get his goat, =
Poor Charley! 300 miles yet to go
| This is September. The fl%
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