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THE WASHINGTON STANDARD AME Kir AN LEGION PAGE Published Every !'• iiUy Address a!l communications to "The American Legion. Olympia. Wash " ALFRED WILLIAM LEACH POST NO. 3 Virgil Baker. Commander. John Dunbar, Vice-Commander. Nelson N. Vaughan, Adjutant. R. R. Dalton, Finance Officer. Chas. Leach, Chaplain. Hal. E. Wiggins, Historian. Wm. Strock, Sergeant-at-Arms. C. H. Bowen, Trustee. Pete Yellich. Trustee. M. L. McCully, Trustee. F. A. Longaker, Trustee. Bert Miller, Trustee. The Legion meets on ibe second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Veterans' Hall, 7:30 sharp. ARMISTICE DAY Two years have passed since the day that ushered in the dawn of peace for our country. Thursday, the sec ond anniversary of the signing of the armistice was celebrated in Olympia with proper ceremonies. While the American Legion took the lead in providing the program for the cele bration, it was noteworthy that all ex-service men, O. A. R., and Spanish American War Veterans and the cit iiena of our city joined in a hearty participation in the event and helped make it an unqualified success. Even Old Sol smiled forth his blessings on the day. Perhaps the most impressive thing: to the day's celebration was a reali ation of that deeper significance which bo attached to the occurrence, | because throughout the day's rejoic ing over the preservation of the nation and the safe return from the aeas and foreign shores of the coun try's defenders, there was a constant undercurrent of tender remembrance for tho»f who failed to return. Following is a reproduction of The Legion's Pledge, aa written by our new national commander, P. W. Gal braith, Jr.: "The swift triumph of our arma and those of our gallant allies whieb two years ago gave us the victory, the anniversary of which we observe today, marks the Jilgh light of the present century In American affVr*. Victories such as Armistice Day com memorates are not the issues solely of clashes of flesh and steel. They tare a liner quality than that. They are the triumphs, as well, of an un conquerable spirit. "No rictory, however complete, long can surrice the spirit that con ceived it. The annals of mankind are I thousand wars in this territory that they are supreme for bif overmileage and doing away with tire troubles. They possess those superior hand-made qualities that have out tire oosts in half for KELLY users. Equip with KELLYB today aafi let their big mileage cut your tire oosts and by abolishing of tire troubles make your motor car more serviceable. § f > GUARANTEED MILEAGE A , KELLY TIRE CO. 326 E. 4th St Phone 259 Olympia The American Legion's Own Page repW tew ith example; splendid tri ump'is in behalf of splendid causes that have gone for naught because the spirit that .made them ceased t<> endure. "This is only the second anniver sary of Arnrstice Day- -a day des tined, if we will, to keep company with the immortals of the calendar which mark great moments of histoi ' that shall never die. Succeeding gen erations will acclaim Armistice Day. Clod grant they always shall acclaim it in the spirit that made t; and that this sp'rit, like the day, shall be im perishable. "With this prayer in our hearts let us renew each year our vows of fealty, repiedge and keep unshakable our faith in the high ideals, the lofty purposes, the unselfish aspirations and exalted, holy hopes that fired the hearts of Americans in 1918 and made ours a land from whence cru saders came, with souls aflame, worthy of their victory. "To this end the American Legion, today and forever, solemnly pledger, its all." COMMANDER OALBRAITH ASKS SUPPORT OF LEGION MEN When P. W. Galbraith, Jr., accept ed the national commandftrship of the ' American Legion, he made a speech which was short but to the point. He said: I "Mr. Commander and comrades of the convention, I want you to under stand that I understand and recog nize to the fullest extent the great respons'bility which rests upon me as representing the greatest body of men whose force will be felt in this coun ! try for the good of the country, and I j pledge to you every ounce of energy that I possess in carrying out the edicts of the convention and the es- I tabl'.shment of the American Legion Iso that the public, the great nation for which we fought, may know that | we are thoroughly sound, are to be ' trusted and are the greatest force for I good in the United States today. "Now, no one man can accomplish ahythlng alone. lam not a one-man man. My opinion is your opinion, be cause when the convention, when the voice of the Legion speaks, It speaks to me, and when I speak, I speak the edict of the American Legion. "I ask for the support of every Le gionnaire In the United States and in the possessions where the Legion is established. I want you to under stand that I ask your advice, I ask your help, so that the next year may be a continuation, a realisation of the work that has been started and that has been so ably carried out by the retiring commander. If that support is forthcoming, we will have a year of achievement. "This year that has passed has (he year of organization. We have much organisation to do, but v. e have now to crystallise in realtsa* tion the i -solutions that are the will of the convention. "And so I say to you, with every bit of strength and brain that I have, and with your support and with Divine help, I will do my best to make good." ;IIK WASHINGTON .STANDARD. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVKMMKR 12. 1920 Armistice Day Most Successful Commemoration of Second Anniversary Also Partakes Nature of Memorial Services in Honor of Comrades Sleeping Beneath the Sod. The most successful celebration of its kind ever held in Olympia! That was the unanimous v?rdict of both participants and spectators yes terday of the parade and formal cere mony conducted under the auspices of the American Legion in comment oration of Armistice Day. The occasion was not only a com memoration of the second anniver sary of the armistice, but partook in a large degree of the nature of memorial services in honor of the deceased comrades who failed to re turn when hostilities were over and who are now sleeping 'neath the soil on which the'.r monumental sacrifice was made. Blessed by a golden autumn sun, a clear sky of purest azure blue, and with just enough of a Jack Frost snap in the atmosphere to pep things up, the setting for the Armistice Day celebration was nothing less than ideal. Service men made their ap pearance on the streets at an early hour, and at about 10:30 the parade was fully formed and ready to march. The assembly was at Third and Main streets. The Elks' band formed the vanguard. Jay Kingsley, assist ant secretary of state, took his place ahead of the band with the drum major's baton and marched in a man ner to bring vivid recollections to former 161 st Infantry members of the regimentals of war days. Following the band came eight or more platoons of doughboys, dressed in their war service regalia. There HELP! HELP! On Saturday afternoon, starting promptly at 1 o'clock, work will be started on our new Auditorium. The first move will be the wrecking of the Elks' Arena, and the transporting of the lumber contained therein to the site of our new building. We want at least a hundred helpers for this work.. Who will volunteer? Of oourse, every Legion man will be there. REMEMBER, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 13,1 P.M. "LEND A HAND, COMRADE." Help a Buddy Save His Government Insurance. Ask him if his insurance has lapsed. If it has, see that he gets the infor mation given below: (1) When application is made with in 18 months succeeding the month of discharge or resignation, but prior to January 1, 1921. Without medical examination, pro vided that the applicant is in as good health as at the date of discharge or resignation, or at the expiration of the grace period, whichever is the later d.* te, and so states in his appli cation (2) When application Is made with in 18 months succeeding the month of discharge or resignation, and on or after January 1, 1921. Provided the applicant is in good health, and that he shall forward for the consideration of the director a signed statement that he is in good health, and also a report of a full medical examination made at the ap plicant's expense by a reputable phy sician licensed to practice medicine. (3) When applicant fails to take advantage of or can not come under 18 months' provision or for any other reason can not classify under 1 or 2, and regardless of how long he has 1 been discharged when application is made prior to July 1, 1921. [ Provided the applicant is In good health, and that he shall forward for the consideration of the director a signed statement that he is in good health and also a report of a full medical examination made at the ap plicant's expense by a reputable phy sician licensed to practice medicine. When lapsed or canceled on or after July 1. 1920: (a) Within three calendar months, including the calendar month for which the unpaid premium was due. Provided that the applicant Is in good health and so states in his writ ten application. (b) After three calendar months. was every conceivable branch of the army insignia noted in the line of marchers. Bach platoon was com posed of two complete squads. M. L. McCully acted as officer of the day. Following the doughboy contin gent of some 200 men came the col ors. escorted by a color guurd of twe doughboys and two ex-sailors. Next in line came the ex-gobs, marching in columns of squads and after them Camp Lewis colors, followed by a squad of Amerlcan'zation recruits from Camp Lewis, under command of Captain Uenz. Altogether it Is estimated that there were about 300 marchers ir. the parade. To the strains of martial music, reminiscent of days gone by. the parade moved up Main street to Eighth, over to Washington .and down to Fourth, whence it was directed up Main street again to the Arena, where the formal exercises were held. It was about 11:15 be fore the exercises began. The first number consisted of the audience singing one verse of America to the accompaniment of the band. Attorney General L. L. Thompson, In his naval officers' uniform, ascend ed the rostrum and Introduced Cap tain Benz of the Americanization squad. For fully 20 minutes there followed a unique exhibition by the squad, which is composed of men of every nationality. They are a part of the Recruits Educational Corps at Camp Lewis, which has been made a including ttje calendar month for which the unpaid premium was due, and within six calendar months. Provided that the applicant is in good health at the time.of application and so states in his application; and further, that he substantiates his ap plication by a short medical certifi cate made at the applicant's expense by a reputable physician licensed to practice medicine. (c) After six months and within 18 months. Including the calendar month for which the unpaid premium was due. Provided that the applicant is in good health at the time of application and so states in his application; and further, that he substantiates his ap plication by a full medical examina tion made at the applicant's expense by a reputable physician licensed to practice medicine. MRS BERGDOLL AND FOUR CO-DEKftNDANTS GUILTY Philadelphia, Pa Mrs. Emma Bergdoll, mother of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, the draft dodger, and four co-defendants were found guilty. of conspiracy to aid her two sons, Grover and Erwin, to evade the draft. The verdict was returned by a jury before Judge Dickinson in the United States District Court, after eight hours of deliberation. Charles A. Braun and former Magistrate James E Romlg, two of the co-defendants, were found guilty on every count under wheh they were indicted. Albert S. Mitchell and Harry Schuh were found guilty, but the jury recommended mercy. There were seven indictments, including 56 counts. In two of the indictments all five defendants were charged with conspiracy, the other five charging each defendant separately with con spiring (o aid the Bergdoll brothers to evade the draft. On application of their council the defendants were released on SIO,OOO bail each pending a motion for a new trial. distinct and individual branch of the service. As each member of th" squad took h's place on the stage he announced his name and nationality There was a native of Denmark, a Mexican, a Russian, a Pole, a Aus trian, a Spaniard, one who gave as his nativity the state of Kentucky and one the Cty of Chicago. They were in command of a sergeant, who told how he had come from Switzer land 10 months ago and had joined the R. E. C. in order to learn the American language, after having spent several years in the Swiss army. At command of the sergeant the squad went through a number of co ordinated movements which were ex ecuted with mechanical neatness and dispatch, drawing rounds of pro longed applause. They did "squads east and west." the manual of arms "physical jerks," and a number of other stunts much to the delight of the contingent of former service men who were doubly delighted with tha performance by virtue of escaping the duty of going through It them selves. Following this exhibition, Ensign Thompson Introduced State Land Commiss'oner Clark V. Savidge, who thrilled the audience with an elo quent and stirring eulogy of the boys who fought in the war. He also pan egyrized the mothers of the Ameri can boys as "the greatest heroes of them all," and paid stirr'ng tribute to the mothers of those Olympia bud dies who "now sleep the dreamless sleep beneath the poppy fields of Flanders." ."One must pay eloquent tribute to the brave mothers of Bel gium and France, who sacrificed their loved ones with wi'ling hearts in the recent great conflict," sai.l Commissioner Savidge, "but even more heroic was the spirit shown by our American mothers, for th'ey wil lingly gave their boys to the service of the'r country, in behalt of liberty and justice for the world. The mothers ot France and Belgium saw their land' invaded, the German*) were knocking at the-very doors cf Paris, their hearthstones were en dangered, while American mother-i gave the'r beys at a time when they had to travel many thousand miles from home to fight on a foreign soil for those elemental principles of human liberty for which our forbears fought in the Revolution." Following the patriotic address came the formal presentation of Vic tory medais to those next of kin of Olympia and Thurston county heroes who lost their lives in the service. A section of the arena had been re served for those next of kin, and a-» E. W. Anderson arose and read off the names on the roll of honor and the next of kin stepped upon the ros trum each was presented with a Vic tory medal by Chief Justice O. R. Holcomb of the supreme court, who acted on behalf of Governor Louis F. Hart. The names of Thurston coun'v de ceased was read, as follows: Leon B. Bee be, Rochester, January 18. 1 1919; Earl M. Belden ( Yelm, Octo ber, 1918; Corporal Charles G. Cady. Rochester November 23, 1918; Cor poral Ira H. Cater, Olympia, October 6, 1918; Don W. Clark, Bordeaux. November 14, 1918; Arlough E. Colo. Olympia, December 19, 1918; Cecil H. Dooley, Little Rock, October 5, 1918; Frank E. Qilllland, Tumwater. October 3 1918; Charles B. Hart. September 19, 1918; Elijah B. Hays, Olympia. April 11, 1918; Alfred Will iam Leach. Olympia, October 7, 1918; Captain Lee C. Lewis, Olympia, July 31, 1918; Allen Malpass, Arcadia, October 2, 1918; Jacob B. Miller. Lacey July 30, 1918; Will Melaney, Tenino; Lawrence O'Neal, Delphi; Samuel N. Parker, Olympia, Septem ber 18, 1918; Michael B. Risse. Roch ester, October 20, 1918; Arthur M Scobey. 01ymp:a, September 26. 1918; Adolph M. Srtiirmer, orympla, September 22, 1918; Harold J. Tib betts. Little Rock. January 26, 1918; John Enoch Warner, Olympia, Octo ber 22, 1918; Hugh R. Williams, Rochester, October 12, 1918; Will lam Roy Wlltson, Olympia. October 26, 1918; Lawrence Wise, Olympic August 18, 1918; Rowen W. Wood. Rochester, January 11, 1919; George Pfaff, Olympia, January 11, 1919; Fred Lee Williams, John McDade, Hugh A. Tennison, Rich E. T. Mor ris, Fred Perkins, and Hulton Laugh man. Following the presentation of med als to the next of kin of deceased service men, Justice Holcomb formally presented Commander Vir gil Baker, on behalf of the Aemrlcan Legion, with a box containing the Victory nyjdals, after which the cer emony was concluded and the men re paired to the Veterans' Club, where the medals were distributed to indi vidual service men. Directly after the arena exercises the Women's Auxiliary of the Amer- LEGION AUXILIARY WILL BE BUILT DP MAIN ORGANIZATION CiIVKS ITS i WHOLK-HKARTKD SUPPORT TO MOVEMENT I Women to Tak<> Complete Charge of Own Affairs After Spring MeetinK —Convention Planned. T The administrative machinery of , the American Legion will be thrown | whole-heartedly behind a national movement to build up the women's auxiliary of the Legion, F. W. Gal braith, Jr., national commander of the Legion, has announced. A na tional convention of the auxiliary will be held, probably next spring, at which the auxiliary will assume charge of its own affairs, and as far as administration goes, become vir tually an Independent body. "All doubts and misgivings in re gard' to the future of the women's auxiliary of the American Legion were removed and a system of orderly ex pansion in state departments and a national organization was provided for by the Cleveland convention," said Mr. Galbraith. "We propose to offer the aid of our organization in building up the auxiliary, but we are not going to meddle with its policies so long as our recognized ideals and purposes are carried out. The Cleve land convention voted to let the wom en swim without water wings. It authorized state executive commit tees of the Legion to call state con ventions and to establish department ! organizations of the auxiliary, killing i the rule which made necessary th>i i establishment of a total of units | equivalent to 50 per cent of the num ber of posts in the department. "The convention resolution also permits the holding of a national con vention when the auxiliary is estab lished in 10 states. The proposed national convention was authorized to change the name of the auxiliary and to broaden its eligibility clause, and the Legion agreed to amend its constitution* to that effect. I believe that the women's auxiliary is one of the greatest potential forces for good in this country and I shall see that the Legion backs It to the limit." The women's auxiliary, which In cludes mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of Legion members and men who died in the service, already has.organized 1,862 units in 46 states and a number of foreign countries. DEDICATION OF THE MARVK BRIDGE ARMISTICE DAY The mayor and council of the city of Spokane have at the request of the Spokane Post, American Legion, pas sed a resolution for the dedication of the Riverside bridge over Latah Creex to the memory of the soldiers of Spo kane who died in the Great War, and to name the bridge "The Marne Bridge." The dedication ceremonies took place on Armistice Day at half past 11 that morning. They were attended by exservlce men in uniform, the Regulars from Fort Wright, the Marines and the citizens of Spokane. ican Legion, assisted by the Thurs ton County Minute Women, served a dinner at Veterans' Hall, at which an enormous crowd fathered. A bevy of local girls, attired as Red Cross workers, waited o the tables and did il with such experience and dispatch that It was no time before several hundred serv'ce men, their friends and relntivea, the veteran G. A. R. men, with their wives and relatives, had been fully satiated. The Amer ican Legion committee in charge of the Armistice Day activities took op portunity of thanking the auxikurr and the mnute women most heartily for their services In making the day a success. The day's doings were brought to a close with a football game in the afternoon, which proved closely con tested and entertaining for the spec tators notwithstanding the fact that the Olympla boys lost by a score of 7 o 2, and an American Legion dance at Tumwater hall last evening. The dance was attended by a big mob of merrymakers, the largest, at leaat from the viewpoint of the number of army uniforms in evidence, since the days when Camp used to swoop down upon the city en masse when the war was on.