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Mrs M F Manning - Vie Raaf Chosen Delegate to Nations Legion...
Vie Raaf Chosen Delegate to Nations Legion Convention According to Uster Scott, a dele gate to the State Legion Conventlo which Just closed at Waukegan, th convention and parade was one o the finest ever held. Twelve thous and ex-service men and auxlllar members marched In the spectacula and patriotic parade on Monday af ternoon. Among the competing bands wh «urnished music for the convention the Belleville Legion band won firs prize and carried off the honors there being 54 bands and bugle corp which took part. The Common wealth Edison Pott of Chicago recelv ed first prize dn their drum' and bugle corps, The local legionnaire are proud of the fact that their com tade, Victor Raaf, who Is commando of the fifth division of the state o Illinois, received the distinction fo his division, that his division had the largest increase in membership, from 8730 members last year to the present number of 8941, making a gain of 211 members. The fifth division being listed In the convention as 100 per cent membership, which is also the largest department of any division in the United States. Comrade Raaf was elected as delegate from the fifth division of the American Legion of Illinois, to the National Convention to be held In San Antonio, Tex David Shillnglaw of Chicago waa elected as state commander, Dr. H O. Cunlngham of Salem as commander commander of the fifth division and Jerome Munle, 22 district commander. Will Groves the local legion commander was an attendant at the convention as also Victor Raaf. The other delegates delegates who went from here were Lester Scott, with Leslie Cottrell and Robert Schwan as alternates, Mrs. Leslie Cottrell and Mrs, M. F. Manning ns delegates for the auxiliary and Robert Breltwelser as an additional visitor were present, also Elmer Trout, who went as a delegate for the 40 and 8 from Alton. The delegates returned yesterday. 8 recently D. J. it

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 13 Sep 1928, Thu,
  3. Page 12

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