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Vol. 11, No. 33. fit Htumnrfant >* dhNURRY 30,1882 PlPßlt 12,1945 #^i ;< - : -' ; i Memorial services for the late Franklin D. Roosevelt began at Fort Huachuca on Friday, April 13, with a sacred concert at the bandstand on the upper parade ground of the Old Post. The Post Military Band presented favorite hymns of the late President while sorrowful officers and enlisted men and women, still stunned by the news of the death of their Commander-in-Chief, stood in reverence. Soloist was Lt. Law rence L. Whisonant, pictured above, singing “Going Home,” from the largo movement of Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Saturday morning at 11 a. m. the entire Post personnel, military and civilian, attended Memorial Services held at Brock Field. Par ticipating in the program were: the Post Military Band, the choir of the Post Chapel, Chaplain Carter, Chaplain Cochran, Lt. Lawrence Whisonant, Major Hansen and Col. Hardy. The en tire congregation joined with the choir and Sgt. Andrews’ Post Band in singing “Abide With Me,” “Lead Kindly Light,” and “Rock of Ages.” Full text of speech by Colonel Edwin N. Hardy at the Memorial services for Franklin D. Roosevelt q.t Brock «Field, 14 April, 1945: People of Fort Huachuca: — We come today with great humble ness of spirit to accept the will of God. In his wisdom he has seen fit to take from us unto him, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was our friend and leader. To all Americans, irrespective of race, color, creed or condition, he represented their hope for guidance in composing the ad justments in our national life from a war torn world in which our blood, treasure, sweat and tears have been freely given. The armed forces of our nation have lost their comm&ftder-in-chief. He died in the mighty world conflict of right against the forces of evil. His was a sol dier's death. He gave unselfishly to the very end, a full measure of devotion to his country. Freedom-loving people throughout the world have lost their greatest champion. FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1945 Finally to each of us has come a pro found sorrow because of our sense of personal loss. Such was the great - hu manitarian spirit and genius of our president that we have felt in his pass ing that a close friend or member of the family has gone. Neither this occasion nor these times call for a flood of sentiment or an orgy of emotion. His body is dead. But his spirit lives to inspire and guide us through the days of trial which are up on us. A few days ago we met at this same place to celebrate Easter. We then heard again that men seeking the body of Christ 2000 years ago were told, “He is not here. He is risen." Franklin Roosevelt is not here, but from his works on earth his spirit has risen to where it will be a shining light of hope for all the world to see and follow. As; soldiers and citizens, may the light of that spirit be bright to our eyes now and for generations to come, as we set out to follow with courage and faith our new president of these United States. !7th War Loan Opens Fort's Goal Is Set At SIIO,OOO As Allied soldiers smash their Way through Germany, ; crushing Nazism in their wake, and half way across the world | the Army and the Navy draw the noose tighter around the ; gasping Jap, another anti-Axis offensive begins at home—the J Seventh War Loan Drive. Here at Fort Huachuca, Col. Edwin N. Hardy, post com ! mandej, has set a goal of $1 10,000 for individual purchases of War Bonds for cash. Col. Hardy anticipates that this sum will | not only be met but shr- Fort Huachuca, Arizona Primary emphasis in this campaign will be on - increasing payroll allotment sales of bonds to both civilians and servicemen. For civilian employees a goaf of 55% participation in a • 15% gross pay deduction has been assigned. Military personnel will be urged to enroll in the Class “B” allotment plan. Particular stress will be placed on gaining the participation of ev ery officer and enlisted man and woman of the first four grades.' Though the dates for nation-wide civilian participation in the payroll savings campaign of the 1 Seventh War Loan Drive are from April 9 to July 7, by War Department order the campaign for civilian employees will cover the months of April, May and June. During these months ef forts will be made to secure' new and increased Class “A” pay reservations. National Goal $14,000,000,000 The national quota for the Sev enth War Loan Drive has been set at $14,000,000,000, of which $7,000,- 000.000 is to come from individuals. The remainder will come from sales to financial and business organiza tions. Chairman of the executive com mittee for the drive at Fort Hua chuca is Maj. Michael J. Lynch, director of the fiscal division. Lt. I. M. Martin heads the military drive and Mr. Guy Nende'll, the civilians. Col. Edward O. Gourdin will lead the 372nd Infantry regiment, with Lt. Col. H. A. Barrow acting as co ordinator. Lt. Col. C. F. E. Nelson is chief of publicity. First Sales The first sales of the drive have already been chalked up. The honor of buying -the' first bond, for $l5O, goes to J. T. Wynes of the post property office. The second pur chaser was Mrs. Helen Blatt, hostess at the Lakeside Club, who pur chased a $25 bond. Can Honor Memory No find' method of honoring the memory of Franklin Delano Roose velt presents itself than to buy and hold War Bonds. Help to buy the planes, tanks, ships, munitions and important medical and hospital supplies that will bring freedom nearer—the fre'edom our late Presi dent struggled so vailiantly for. Here too, is an opportunity to as sure financial independence in the ‘post-war world. By saving regularly every week, even as small a sum as $3.75 will amount to $2,163.45 in 10 years with accumulated interest. Even in five years that small amount would add up to $1,004.20. Look at the chart on Page 3 to see how your savings can pyramid. Soldiers Invest Soldiers have' purchased more th%n $750,000,000.00 worth of War Bonds through the Class “B” allot ment plan alone, not counting cash purchases. The response of civilians in all previous drives has been one of the heartening indications, not only of the unity of our nation, but of the wide realization that only by placing extra cash now into securi ties, will inflation be stopped and depressions avoided. As the campaign on Fort Hua chuca unfolds, the inhabitants will have many convenient opportunities to bring the War Bond thermometer to the bursting point.