Veterans make their way to Washington DC

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Veterans make their way to Washington DC - Box Car Bonus Army Again Moves Toward...
Box Car Bonus Army Again Moves Toward Washington Council Bluffs — (AP) — A "bonus army" of 300 World war veterans today resumed its expedition to Washington, there to ask compensation legislation. Bathed, shaved and refreshed by a day's pause here, after the long boxcar journey from Portland, Ore., the former soldiers departed early this morning for St., Louis, via the Wahash, with expectations of arriving about 4 p. m. today. Departure of the box car caravan was delayed almost two hours while army leaders and Wabash railroad officials conferred over the number of car s to be furnished -eaders of the groups asked for : .l cars and road officials declared hey were able to furnish only four. When the train pull out on schedule, with the veterans crowded into four cars, members of the army; uncoupled the engine from the train proper, and the lengthy conference ensued. . Finally, Trainmaster C. R- McGregor sent the following wire to division headquarters at Moberly, "Commander W. W. Waters advises that number 95 will not leave until their food car has been put into the ,train. Advised they are pulling pins faster than we can couple them. The road finally capitulated and added a fifth, car to cany, the ITroup's supplies. The army hauled from Portland by the Union Pacific railroad, had been stranded attempted to 'here, the road's eastern terminus.

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  1. The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune,
  2. 19 May 1932, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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