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Six Civil War Veterans
Due to Decide Today On Future Meetings By the As*oeiated Press INDIANAPOLIS. Aug. 31.—Six old Civil War veterans are due to decide today whether this is really the last encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic? Although there's been plenty of dogged talk about more meetings, there isn't much chance there’ll be any more. But it was almost s*e to come up at the only business session of the encampment today. The diehards who want to meet as long as any one s left have had firm opposition from the top com mand—Commander in Chief The odore A. Penland. Vancouver, Wash., and Secretary Cora E. Gil lis, Jamestown. N. Y. Both Mr. Penland and Miss Gil lis insist the veterans are too old to be traveling around the country on convention trips. None of the six old men hears well, and they have to lean heavily on their gray-haired secretary if they want to know w'hat’s going on in their meetings. That in cludes Mr. Penland himself, though he’s the youngest of this encampment—he’s only 100 years old. Supports Flan to Disband. About the only other veteran wYio came here agreeing with the decision to quit was 102-year-old Albert Wool son, Duluth, Minn chief of staff. Even so. none of them seemed to get more fun out of the en campment than Mr. Woolson. Not even old Charley Chappel. who started talking about more en campments before he left Long Beach. Calif. The decision to make this the last Convention was reached in Grand Rapids. Mich., almost a year ago. Mr. Chappel attended the Grand Rapids encampment and he has been grumbling about that vote ever since. The idea of making the 1949 encampment the last was proposed by William H. Osborn. Joplon, Mo., who has died since the 1948 meeting. Tonight the old veterans will ride in separate cars in their pa rade, especially routed around Monument Circle so it can be televised. It will be the one event in their encampment where they'll be out of reach of solicitous members of their women's auxiliaries. The onlv allied group in the parade will be the Sons of Union Vet erans. Church Bells To Toll. Headed by the Marine Band, the parade will include Spanish War Veterans, Veterans of For eign Wars. American Legion naires, Indiana State Guardsmen, Naval Reservists and Boy Scouts. The 10th Air Force Band also w'ill march. The parade will pause for five minutes at 8 p.m. for the tolling of church bells. Gov. Henry F. Schricker ordered the gesture in honor of the GAR s "last earthly encampment.” The veterans will wund up their encampment with a "campfire" session of reminiscences after the parade. "That’s their own meeting," said Miss Gillis. Andrews Base to Start Social Activities Tonight Four days of social activity at Andrews Air Force Base will be gin at 8 o clock tonight, with a dance at the base service club. Tomorrow there will be an all day carnival for the benefit of the Air Force Aid Society, and at 7:30 p.m. Friday the non-commis sioned officers will hold a square dance at their club. At 8 p.m. Saturday they will have a round dance at the club. Meanwhile, for Fort Myer. North Post, Miss Lillian Hun'. recreational director there, has arranged an 8 o'clock dance cruise tonight on the steamer Bear Mountain. At the same time the Unification Society will sponsor its eighth family cruise for serv icemen and their families here. Hearing for Brother Reveals Death of 'Count Victor Lustig' By th« Associated Press NEW YORK, Aug. 31.—The! death of Robert V. Miller, known as Count Victor Lustig, one of the world's most notorious swindlers, was disclosed yesterday by his brother at a court hearing in’ Camden, N. J. Miller, sentenced in 1935 to 20 years in Alcatraz, died March 11, 1947, at the age of 57, of a brain tumor in a Federal hospital in, Springfield. Mo. Federal authori ties confirmed this and said no tice of the death never had been published. The brother, Emil Lustig, was released in Camden on a personal bond after he had been arrested on a counterfeit charge. Miller had a fabulous career. Secret Service agents said an oc casional counterfeit $20, $50 or $100 bill, known as “Count Lus tig money,’’ still turns up. Arrested 40 Times. When the Count was booked in 1935. an assistant United States attorney estimated that between 1930 and 1935, about $2,340,000 in bogus bills made by Miller and William Watts had been found. Watts, Miller's master engraver, also was sentenced to Alcatraz. Miller was arrested more than 40 times but boasted he had been; able to "buy” his way out nearly | every time. Once he escaped from the Federal House of Dentention in lower Manhattan in broad day-1 light by using a rope made of bed sheets. Dress Was Faultless. The "count,” with faultless dress and chauffeur-driven limou sine. duped bankers, politicians and many women. Once he sold a money-making machine for $100,000 to a Los Angeles banker. It was guaranteed to produce $20 bills at the turn of a crank—and did if he had loaded it beforehand. When Miller was arested in 1935. he had in his wallet a key to a Times Square subway locker that contained $51,000 in counter feit bills. Frailey to End 30 Years ; On Veterans'Appeals Board Thomas J. Frailey, 57, was to retire today as associate member of the Board of Veterans Appeals, Veterans' Administration, after more than 30 years of Govern ment service. Mr. Frailey and his wife live at 4622 De Russey parkway. Chevy Chase, Md. They will return to his birthplace, Emmitsburg, Md.. where he will resume law prac tice. Included in Mr. Frailey's Gov ernment service were two years of military duty during World War I and five years during World War II. 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