Jumping the gun on the fifth War Loan drive, the San Antonio Air Service
command Monday begins a two-month campaign to raise a million and one-half
dollars in bonds.
Getting under way eight days ahead of the national war loan drive, which
begins June 12, the Kelly field campaign is timed to coincide with pay day,
Monday, at the local A. S. C. installation. To facilitate purchase of extra
bonds for cash, a unique, high-speed "bond buying bank" will be in operation at
the depot from 6 a. m. to 8 p. m. Monday through Wednesday.
Serving a dual function, the "bank" will provide a pay check cashing service
to all war workers who purchase extra war bonds for cash. Objective of the drive
is the purchase of at least one extra war bond by every civilian employe [sic
HIGH SPEED PLANNED
According to Kelly war bond officials, the war bond bank will be a high-speed
operation permitting the cashing of thousands of checks per day and the issuance
of a like number of war bonds.
Kelly field's fifth War Loan drive officially got under way Saturday
afternoon with a huge rally in the Blitz hangar at the field, attended by
thousands of war workers from both the first and second shifts.
Col. Eugene Oberdorfer, executive officer of the San Antonio Air Service
command, was chief speaker, urging the employees to "dig deep - buy more than
before." He stressed the imminence of Allied invasion and the urgent character
of the Fifth War Loan drive, as well as citing the advantages of bond buying in
helping avert inflation and building a backlog of purchasing power for the
Honor guests at the rally, which featured the music of the Kelly field band,
were several wounded veterans from Brooke General hospital, Fort Sam Houston,
and Mrs. Hazel Dean Hughes, a S.A.A.S.C. war worker whose husband, Lieut. Lloyd
H. Hughes, recently was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.