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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50

1942,   pp. 19-29 PDF (2.5 MB)

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to the appeal for registration for civilian defense. One hundred
and six people signed cards to do their part in a national emergency.
The fire department was called out for a fire in Ralph's
Beauty shop. The fire was started when a severe bolt of lightning
struck somewhere in the building and followed the wires into the
beauty shop.
That year the Belleville Community Club was incorporated.
A special of the week at Genin's Hardware was a nail hammer.
It regularly cost one dollar but sold on sale for sixty-nine cents.
In April village marshal Fred Sauer and deputy sheriff E. M.
Disch attended F. B. I. school In Madison.
Gertrude Ziehli was injured when she was caught in a grain
drill on her father's farm.
There was a national freeze on all bicycles. The so-called
victory model was on the market stripped of all metal non essentials.
Bicycles were to be manufactured for adults only and were encouraged
to be used for defense workers.
The members of the local rod and gun club erected a shed
and built a pen for pheasants, which the local club was raising.
The movie screens most popular commedian team was coming
to the New Glarus theatre in their best picture to date. Bud
Abbot and Lou Costello in KEEP EM FLYING.
The high school junior prom had a patriotic theme that year.
It consisted of American flags on a large victory shield made of
paper flowers. The prom royalty that year was king Lyle Kleppe
and queen Alona Hofmaster.
In Washington D. C. Donald Nelson, war production chief,
revealed that most consumer durable goods would be stopped by

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