Veterans flood Washington DC

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Veterans flood Washington DC - BONUS ARMY GROWS LARGER Leader Says Veterani in...
BONUS ARMY GROWS LARGER Leader Says Veterani in Washington Will Number Several Thousand. Washington. J una 1. AP The belief that tnousanas mure come to Washington to demand the soldiers bonus was expreea terday by Arthur Taylor, a commander of the Oregon unit of veterans now In camp here. Aa the 3o0 oregonians lined up on the sidewalk for morning Inspection, Taylor said "more and more are coming each day. We do not Intend to leave the capital until the bonus Is pail even though congress adjour s June 10. We expect that our great numbers will force congress to come back." Merchants donated food yesterday as efforts were being made to provide federal financial aid to care for the former soldiers. A congressional hearing was in prospect on the bill introduced : sterday by Senator Costigan (Democrat. Colo.) to appropriate $75,000 for thla purpose. Police rf-ported that the veterans thus far were contented and there have been no signs of trouble. On the other hand, Taylor said his group was becoming restless and demanding better food and quarters.

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  1. The Newark Advocate,
  2. 01 Jun 1932, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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