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is regime to a Soviet's in Khaki Shirt Organizers Are Busy but Rent Is in Arrears WASHINGTON <U.E>—A dozen; men without funds for even postage stamps are busy here organizing th« khaki shirts of America, duly m- corporated under the laws of the District of Columbia. The organization organization Is an offshoot of the bonus expeditionary force, evicted from Washington last July. Rent on the khaki shirts headquarters headquarters is in arrears, it is a three- story brick dwelling and belongs to Donna Alphonso Zelaya, daughter- in-law of a former president of Nicaragua. Nicaragua. The organizers claim 250,000 members in process of enrollment. They confidently predict they will "take care of Hoover in the November November elections." Their demand that states create refuge camps for unemployed unemployed families already has been made upon 48 governors. Any American citizen over 18 years is eligible to membership, regardless regardless of color or sex. Lack of funds does not embarrass R. B. Ellinson, Ellinson, organizer, nor L. D. Walde, his aide. Both are from California. Both are confident that there soon will be a considerable income to national national headquarters. Dues are ?2 a year, of which ?1 is to be remitted to Washington headquarters, "Our organization is only a month old." Ellinson told the United United Press Friday. "Our income is practically nothing now because in- structions about dues were s«nt out only last week. At first we didn't even have stationery and no stamps." "Our argument in favor of the camps," Walde said, "la that unemployment unemployment will be greater this winter. winter. Patience of the jobless will be gone. Unless something definite and adequate is done those unemployed people are going to start looking at that capitol in Washington and there probably will be another march, but it won't have anj of the military discipline that enabled the bonus army to remain here in good order for two months. Governors who establish camps will aid in preventing preventing serious disorder in their states and here." Oakland, Calif., has the largest single khaki shirt unit. Ellinson said it numbered 4,000. J. W. Wilford, Wilford, Texas organizer, informed headquarters he would have 25,000 members by next summer. Headquarters estimates put the number of khaki shirt units in the United States at 450. Immediate cash payment of the veterans' bonus is not a major principle of the khaki shirt movement. Ellinson said that most of the organization's organization's members would be unemployed unemployed persons whose dues would not be payable until they had obtained obtained work and paid all other obligations. obligations. ihip rade 'or of ow :inues a Trade 20 the in ies $183,988,100 compared it transactions during September gain

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  1. Ames Daily Tribune,
  2. 13 Sep 1932, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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