|At the beginning
of the war, Don restated Breakfast Club's original objective. "As an American
institution," he said, "it is our function to keep 'em smiling, to work,
and to sacrifice."
In cooperation with the U.S. Treasury, Breakfast Club appeared at bond rallies,
service camps and institutions. More than $25 million in bonds were sold at one
Chicago bond breakfast.
When Walter Blaufuss retired because of ill health, Harry Kogen, Joe Gallicchio
and Rex Maupin shared the baton. Don was awarded an honorary doctor of letters
degree at St. Bonaventure College and Nancy Martin also won awards.
Fan mail was getting bigger all the time. An Ohio listener topped the contributions
this year with a letter measuring 7 by 5 feet.