Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
1943, pp. 30-36 PDF (1.6 MB)
a war bond or savings stamp." This was offered to Belleville citizens in April of 1943 as the second war loan drive got underway. The quota for Belleville and the surrounding area was $143,000. Belleville and the surrounding area went over their quota and sold $207,000. In the final report, $125,000 was purchased by the Citizens State and Belleville State banks. The girl scouts sold $4,270.25 in bonds and $238.10 in savings stamps. High school students bought thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents in bonds and twenty four cents in stamps. Close to four hundred rides were given in the Jeep. Ronald Eisner fell thirty feet from the railroad bridge and was badly injured. On the second Saturday in May, "Tin Can Day" was held. The members of the Belleville Boy Scouts called on every home in the village to collect tin cans for the war salvage effort. They also collected any waste fat the homemaker had to donate. Dr. W. F. Wanke died. He came to Belleville in 1907 after his graduation from veterinary school and served the people in this area for many years. Harley Rasmussen opened his own insurance agency. He had been associated with the Luchsinger Insurance Agency for fourteen and a half years. The agency had been under the direction of Mrs. Nettle Luchsinger and her daughter Mrs. Charles McCormick. Ira Hammon sold his farm southeast of town to Wesley Snyder. The graduation class of 1943 left an honor roll listing all the names of Belleville area men who attended Belleville High School but were then in the service of their country. They listed seventy- eight names.
Copyright 1983 by Rosemary Ziehli