| i of $1,547,000,000 aid she per to request mean aid. give O'Day Is Named To High State Legion Office Lee Ward, Poragould Attorney, Elected Arkansas Commande Lee Ward, a Paragould lawyer, yesterday was named commander and Col. R. M. O'Day, head ol the University military art department, department, was chosen first vice commander commander ot the Arkansas department department of the -American Legion The election was held at the clos ing session of a slate convention of the organization at Fort Smith Other officers elected were John Brunncr of Marked Tree, second vice commanderjlrie Hov.Roy Bag- ley.-ofiBlyJhtvillis, cnaplatn;-Harry G. Miller of El Dorado, national executive comrmtteeman, and Dr. Fred G. White of Fort Smith, alternate commitlecmBn. The Leglonnirics turned down a proposal t h a t a state Legion veterans' rehabilitation division be set up separately from the state Veterans Service Office. A resolution resolution calling for a year's study of the separate division idea was adopted. A special ccmmittce will one his has tur He look into the proposal. The issue arose two months ago when the stale Legion Commander, Commander, Joe Hcarne of Liltle Rock, ousted as director of the state Veterans Service Office by Governor Governor McMalh. The slate Executive Executive Commitlec promptly formed its own agency, duplicating work of the state office.