Robert Hague Post Guard Of Honor Ball Set For Oct. 21 At Waldorf
Comdr. Christian A. Bendixen, Robert L. Hague Merchant Marine Industries Post #1242, American Legion Department of New York, has announced the date of that Post's 38th Annual Guard of Honor Ball, to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria's Grand Ballroom, Saturday, October 21, 1978, in New York City.
James A. Farrell Jr., chairman of the board, Farrell Lines Incorporated, will be the guest of honor and receive the American Legion's Distinguished Service Citation for a lifetime of service to the American merchant marine and the maritime industry. Commander Bendixen said that Mr.
Farrell was awarded the Hague Post's American Merchant Marine Achievement Trophy in 1964.
He also said that only two other executives have received the dual honor in the more than a quartercentury of the awards. They were Adm. John M. (Dutch) Will, and Thomas J. Smith of Farrell Lines. Considered to be the highlight of the maritime industry year, the ball has been held in the Waldorf since 1946, and draws a crowd of 1,000 annually.