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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50

1944,   pp. 37-41 PDF (1.1 MB)

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on city ways unless they want to go the route that one other town near
here went. Half their stores are closed."
That May It was reported that Ray Sherman was a prisoner of war
in Germany.
A great deal of enthuslasum was generated at the June Community
Club meeting. "Plans should be made at once for an airport or landing
strip at Belleville." This from a Mr. Vic Bloyer, a friend of Reverend
Oscar Stanke, at the June meeting. The speaker did not urge the immediate
establishment of an elaborate airport right away. He suggested that
land, for at least a landing strip, should be gotten underway so that
if state aid were available later on, It could be secured.
The important long awaited Invasion in western Europe started in
early June when the United Nations troops established a beach head on
the Normandy coast in France.
The fifth war loan began. Belleville's quota was $34,000.00.
The drive began June 12 and would end July 8. Belleville went over the
top and raised $38,112.50. Approximately $4,000 over the quota.
Richard Bong, war ace, had downed twenty-seven Japanese
In June, Lt. Richard Adams became engaged.
The girl scouts offered to babysit so mothers could help with
Red Cross work.
Otto. Weber sold his stock and business to his sons Robert and
The presbytery of Madison offered for sale the Belleville
Presbyterian church building.
Matziner bakery offers homemade ice cream for seventy cents a half

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