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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50

1943,   pp. 30-36 PDF (1.6 MB)

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Stuessy Feed erected a new grain elevator. This enabled them
to buy and store grain for feeding purposes and supply their
customers at all times.
Some Belleville Boy Scouts helped the war effort by helping
local farmers hoeing potatoes, weeding onions, planting cabbage and
detassling corn. Some scouts took care of the village lawns.
Mark Fritz was injured when he got his leg caught in a threshing
machine while threshing at Mrs. Anna Wittwers.
Oscar Mayer and Co. of Madison devoted a large ad asking men
eighteen years and older to work. "Earn good pay, time and a half
for overtime. Now is the time to engage in vital war work."
A series of small thefts had been going on in the community.
From Fred Duescher's home, tomatoes and cucumbers were stolen in
great numbers from the garden. The Fritz Weber garden was practically
stripped of cucumbers. Matt Duerst, who had his car parked near the
Park Hotel, lost a half of a tank of gass and some lubricating oil.
Salvage of wast goods was intensified for the war effort in
September of that year. Paper was needed since most food sent
overseas was sent in boxes. Needed most was brown paper, such as
envelopes, corrugated boxes and fiber containers. If the paper was
baled and you had two hundred pounds or more, the junk man would
collect it. It was worth ten dollars a ton. Cooking fats left over
from frying foods were needed. These were used in making explosives.
This was collected at the meat markets. Silk and nylon hoisery were
needed for making powder bags and parachutes. Tin cans and scrap
iron were also collected.
The Belleville football team.on the basis of its record for the

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