Ak-Sar-Ben Gives Baseball Equipment to Parachutists, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-26


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AkSarBen Gives Baseball Equipment to Parachutists OMAHA Neb May 25 AkSarBens Smiles for Soldiers program was ex ¬ tended to Uncle Sams parachuters today when the 507th Parachute infantry regi ¬ ment stationed at the Alliance Neb Air Base gave Omahans their first glimpse of mass jumping by armed forces from an air ¬ plane planeAt At a special ceremony commemorating the jump members of the regiment were presented with a generous supply of base ¬ balls bats and a complete catchers out ¬ fit and other baseball equipment as the gift of AkSarBen AkSarBenDuring During the past year and a half using funds derived chiefly from revenues of its 1942 race meeting AkSarBen has distrib ¬ uted many thousands of dollars worth of athletic and recreational equipment among army camps of the Seventh Service Com ¬ mand mandThe The annual race meeting was abandoned this spring in patriotic deference to the army now in wartime possession of Ak SarBen Field and track

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Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800