Don McNeill's "Breakfast Club"
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organization, composed of miracle men and women," read the citation on a
radio medal of merit. It was Breakfast Club's first national recognition, but
believe-it-or-not, it did not produce a sponsor.
Don McNeill celebrated his 1000th Breakfast Club broadcast in September with two
new singers: Clark Dennis of Flint, Mich., and Helen Jane Behlke of Bemidji, Minn.
had replaced Jack Owens and Edna O'Dell.
Walter Blaufuss and Don composed the hymn "My Cathedral" and it was
performed for the first time the morning King George of England was buried. This
was also the year Don brought Minnie, the singing mouse of Woodstock, Ill., to
The McNeill family in 1936. Don holds Tommy, 2, as Kay exhibits Don Jr., born
Practicing what they preach, this 1936 group of breakfastclubbers "start
the day with a smile, music and an extra cup of cawfee." Left to tight, Carl
Fasshauer, Bill Short, Earl Roberts, Walter Blaufuss, Helen Jane Behlke, Don,
Frank Papile, Clark Dennis, Bill Krenz and Eddie Ballantine.
King joined the show in November.
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