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War Veterans Are Honored » Luke-Greenway legion post and its auxiliary held a program honoring veterans of all wars Wednesday evening in the legion home. W. H. Rigg, commander of tTie post, was in charge. Principal speakers ning were Governor of the eve- Osborn and Department Commander W. C. Miller. Two Civil War Veterans, Howard Houdley, age 94, representing the North, and John Mann, age 99, of the South, were present.. Mr. Mann's Irish jig was an impromptu part of the entertainment which was received with acclamation. James T. Duane was program chairman. Ed Atkinson and E. 0. Von Rhein aided him. .Notables attending included Mrs. L. L. Clapp, department president; Mrs. Helen Reil, department chapeau, and her secretary, Mrs. Rigg, Mrs. J. Carl White, unit president; Ed Kahle, district commander; Dr. J. F. Harbridge, state secretary of the Arizona Medical Association; Judge Dudley W. Windes; and Wilson T. Wright, department commander of -United Spanish War Veterans. Tom Due sang "Break the News to Mother" and an Irish melody, "By the Railroad Corral." Cliff Armstrong, accompanied by George Warner, sang "Mandalay" and "Laugh, Clown Laugh," after which Mr. Warner entertained the audience with several old war songs on the piano. Mr. Von Rhein was In charge of the memorial service. Memorial tributes were given by the Rev. C. B. Holland, department chaplain. Father Cosgrave, Jesuit, and Rabbi A. L. Krohn of Jewish faith, offered prayers. The Shaw Sisters sang and Cliff Armstrong sang "My Buddy." Taps was sounded by the Luke-Greenway drum and bugle corps. Tom Thorpe, commander of the Disabled American Veterans, N. J. George, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Walter Righetti were introduced. The Salvation Army, represented by Capt. and Mrs. W. Oltman and Mrs. P. E. Bodine, major, served coffee and doughnuts, in reminiscence of 1917 and 1918.

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 05 Oct 1941, Sun,
  3. Page 137

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