Despite weekly calls for volunteers to make bunny masks, the numbers of women who joined the “Bunny Mask Corps” fell short. (Honolulu Advertiser, June 3, 1942) In mid-June 1942, Mrs. Flora K. Hayes, President of the P.T.A. sent out a plea to help out to mothers of school children.
Two weeks later the Honolulu Advertiser ran a piece questioning the lack of response by the women of Oahu to make the masks. “Women casting about for worthy war work might regard volunteer manufacture of bunny masks for infants