Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
1947, pp. 53-58 PDF (1.4 MB)
1947 By the year 1947 there were only eleven boys in service. The RECORDER continued to send them the weekly local paper. The Tilton show would again be in Belleville, and a U.S.O. drive was underway. Floyd Palmer served on the jury trial of Alex Haines, who had been convicted of murdering a Mrs. Bertha Parker. Alex was known In Bjelleville as the man who picked up dry cleaning. The Duppler-Smith Post of the American Legion made plans for their annual ball. Peggy King and her all girl orchestra provided the music. The legion post plans to bring some outstanding dance band each year for this affair. Elizabeth Eagan and Herman Diederich Jr., both seniors In high school, were chosen by their classmates to compete with students from other high schools throughout the United States for college scholarships. There would be more food at lower prices, but the prices would be higher than before the war. Maurice Short Jr. was confined to his home for the past weeks with a bad case of quincy. At the end of January, P. A. Genin resigned from the village board after serving thirty-six years, most of them as president. At the end of January Belleville was once again hit by a severe snow storm. Heavy snow and hard winds isolated Belleville for hours.
Copyright 1983 by Rosemary Ziehli