The Ames American Legion received their temporary charter on June 16, 1919.The Post received the number 37 as being the 37th post chartered in Iowa. The chartering period began on May 12, 1919 with Spencer receiving the honor of Post #1. Posts quickly chartered all over Iowa with 356 posts in existence on December 31, 1919. Iowa led the nation in the number of posts chartered that first year.
Fifteen veterans were required to apply for..
The Legion Brings Santa to Ames
The events of October 1929 were felt in Ames as they were across the United States. By the following fall, it was obvious that for many children of this country, Christmas would be a much smaller celebration. At the Dec. 12, 1930, Ames American Legion Post 37 meeting, member Carl Powers described a..
Minutes of the January 25, 1932 Post Meeting record the following:
Good of the Legion: Otopolik (sp) was called to the floor and congratulated by the commander on his appointment as wrestling coach for the American Olympic team and given a hand by the post. Otopolik (sp) responded and gave a short talk on his hopes and ambitions for the American team.
The member introduced was Hugo Otopalik, head coach of the Iowa State University wrestling team..
At the April 28, 1947 regular meeting, discussion was held on purchasing the International Order of Odd Fellows Building (IOOF) at 225 Main. The Post had been headquartered in that property since 1940, renting space from the IOOF. After lengthy discussion concerning the condition of the building and its boiler, the expenses, income, use of third floor and other matters, the following resolution was passed unanimously.
BE IT RESOLVED by Ames Post #37 of..