C. RICHARD ALLEN was a prominent attorney in Camden County during 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. He was a veteran of World War I and was very active in American Legion affairs, serving as Commander of Fairview Post 71 in Camden rising to Department (state) Commander. His wife Minerva was at one time was county president of the American Legion Auxiliary.
1st Lt. Jacques Hartley Allen, 22, son of C. Richard Allen, Camden attorney and past department commander of the American Legion, died Thursday in Camp Pendleton hospital, Oceanside CA, of a disease super-induced from injuries received in an airplane crash during a battle in the South Pacific. His mother is a past county president of the Legion Auxiliary.
The regular weekly luncheon of the American Legion Luncheon Club was held at the Hotel Walt Whitman last Monday with Townsend H. Boyer, chairman, presiding. Boyer introduced John Carl, commander of the Murray-Trout Post No. 262, of Audubon and also principal of the Audubon High School.
Both the Fairview and Mt. Ephraim American Legion Auxiliaries have scheduled events for this week. This evening the Fairview group will have its Installation of officers, and tomorrow evening the last of a series of monthly card parties will be held by the Mt. Ephraim women.
Drama Day is being observed by the Fairview Women’s Club at a meeting in the Community Baptist Church this afternoon.
Mrs. C. Richard Allen, chairman of the drama committee, is in charge of the program, which is following the business session.
Tea is being served by a committee, consisting of Mrs. H. Furness, Mrs. G. Stanton, Mrs. Dukes, Mrs. Burnside Anderson and Mrs. Doty.
C. Richard Allen, commander and other new officers of Fairview Post No. 71, American Legion were installed last night in the Legion home, 1392 Collings Road. The installing officers were Herbert A. Blizzard, state vice-commander and Dr. Samuel Loveman, past state adjutant.