America, Arise---

The Breakfast Club is on the air!

(From the 1942 "Breakfast Club Family Album)

Walter Blaufuss and the "Breakfast Club" orchestra
Above: Walter Blaufuss and the "Breakfast Club" orchestra, photographed in 1935. The musicians included George Kayser, Carl Fasshauer, Al Spiegel and Bill Short (strings); Bill Krenz (piano); Harold Kooden, Bob Strong and Ted Wheeler (reeds); Eddie Ballantine, Ernesto Arrigoini and Carol Martin (brass); Jack Rose (guitar) and Sam Baum (drums).

"Keep 'em Smiling"

It is my firm belief that:

America's homes are America's future.

Our American people have the wholesome courage, the fearless spirit to overcome any brutal force that would menace the security, the family, the homes of which we're so justly proud.

The American mixture of faith in the Almighty, ingenuity and love of freedom for all, spell Victory!

All our combined efforts are needed to insure this Victory, and for it we must be prepared to sacrifice everything.

A spicy dash of humor and a soothing draught of inspiration are as essential a part of our daily diets as food itself.

America needs to wake up with a smile---"because a day begun happy makes life worthwhile."

It is the function of the Breakfast Club as an American institution to boost our morale in the morning when it tends to ebb the lowest.

Thereforem in peace or war, we of the Breakfast Club must "KEEP 'EM SMILING!"

Don McNeill

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