National Convention: Chicago, Illinois November 18-21, 1945: States Dinner - l to r Miss Mary Bales (Ernie Pyle’s aunt) and Mademoiselle Samea Seymour, president of Paris, France Unit #1.
1949, TO HELP COMBAT POLIO — A Polio Pak heater is presented to the Marion County, Oregon, Chapter of the Infantile Paralysis Association by Salem Unit No. 136, Salem Oregon. Examining the heater are, left to right; Mrs. David Wright, Polio County Chairman; Mrs. Harlan Judd, Unit President; Mrs. Sam Harbison, Second Vice President, and Mrs. Bert Walker, Unit Secretary.
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Past National President Mrs. J. Howard McKay was interviewed by a Radio Free Europe reporter at the West German-Czechoslovak border, Spring 1962.
BLANKETS FOR FIRE VICTIMS are being delivered by members of Tighe-Beaudoin-Farley Post and Unit in York County, Maine. These blankets were part of a shipment of 192 which were sent to the Maine Department of the Auxiliary from the Auxiliary’s Rhode Island Department to aid victims of the worst forest fire in the history of Maine. The workers in the photo are Legionnaires Leo Tremblay and Ferdinand Provencher and Mrs. Elode Renaud, Auxiliary Unit President and Department Historian. March 1948
Identical twins carry the colors of Broad Ripple Unit No. 312, Indianapolis, Indiana. They are Helen and Helena Armantrout, daughters of Mrs. Lena Armantrout, also a member of the Unit. The only way to tell them apart says Mrs. Wilbert Smith, Unit President, is to call “Helen” and when she answers you know the other one is Helena, or vice versa. Helen and Helena were charter members of the Broad Ripple Juniors and held offices in the Junior group before advancing to senior membership.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AUXILIARY SERVICE — Unit 219 American Legion Auxiliary in North Andover Massachusetts, has in its ranks four sisters, all of whom are charter members of the unit. Their combined years of Auxiliary Service totals one hundred.
Through the service of their brother Hugh and his affiliation with The American Legion, Miss Mary Stewart, Mrs. Jessie Stewart Reis, Mrs. Margaret Stewart McKee and Miss Adeline Stewart have contributed much to the success of Unit 219. Although Miss Mary Stewart has never held an elective office in the Unit she has endeavored through the years to cooperate in all Auxiliary activities; Jessie, has served the Unit through three times as president and has worked untirely to promote Auxiliary work; Margaret, was the first official president of the Unit and is at present the Senior Vice President and Community service chairman; Adeline, has had twenty continuous years as Unit treasurer and is the present chairman of child welfae. Unit 219 is proud of this outstanding group of sisters and wonders if any other Unit in our grand Auxiliary has a similar honor.
All wear with pride the American Legion Auxiliary “Twenty-five” year pin.
Mildred H. Davis, Public Relations Officer, Unit 219 American Legion Auxiliary, North Andover Massachusetts.