Bonus Army reacts to defeat of Bonus bill in the Senate

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Bonus Army reacts to defeat of Bonus bill in the Senate - he BONUS BEATEN, ETS MAY STAY IN WASHINGTON...
he BONUS BEATEN, ETS MAY STAY IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, June 18. The peaceful bonus expeditionary force that camped in the Capitol and on ;he Capitol steps while the Senate blasted its hopes for a cash bonus threatened today to "dig in" until the Senate changes its mind, "We are going to get more and more men as fast as we can and stay right here until we change the minds of some of thpse Senators," Senators," the army commander, Walter Walter W. Waters, of Portland, Ore., vowed today. " , The army was peaceful last night during the debate, and sang America after the vote. The men booed but were quieted down quickly. At; one time during during the session, Waters introduced Representative William 1 P. Con-nery, Con-nery, Con-nery, Jr., 101st Infantry veteran, a Democrat from Massachusetts, who advised the veterans: "Don't let your enemies double cross you by saying you failed to keep order. Do what your leaders tell you to do." Other speeches such as that averted trouble. Police remained under cover, despite despite some fears of rioting during the afternoon and night. Police Chiof Glassford remained firm in his belief, and gambled that the men would cause no trouble. Senators watched the unprecedented unprecedented massing of the peace-time peace-time peace-time veterans army on the Capitol grounds from windows. Inside the Capitol the stormy debate continued, then the vote, then the dramatic action of the veterans massed outside as it was announced their bonus had been defeated, 62 to 18. They sang America. a

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  1. The Evening News,
  2. 18 Jun 1932, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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