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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50

1945,   pp. 42-48 PDF (1.5 MB)

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and Catholic churches during the evening. Taverns were immediately
closed upon receiving the news and other business places followed
shortly. It was with a greal deal of feeling of thankfulness and prayer
that Belleville people received the news. Belleville had given the lives
of six boys in the war and one boy was still missing in action.
Two Belleville boys worked at the atomic bomb plant. John
Eckstein had been employed at Wilmington, D6leware as a chemical
engineer. He could never reveal what his job was, except that it wos
of a highly secret nature and very vital to the war. He said
it had been a very nervous and strenuous job. Paul Fahey had also
been connected with the plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He had sent
clippings home from the paper telling of the extreme secrecy.
 Belleville welcomed a new business as Karl Klelnschmidt took
over management of the drug store from Ronald Brown.
August 24: Ad in the BELLEVILLE RECORDER read: "For sale-
eight room house with two lots-$2500. Inquire at the Recorder."
In September, three Belleville boys entered the University of
Wisconsin: Ken Flanagan in commercial art and Mark Fritz and Richard
Francois entered the School of Engineering.
Congress voted to end war time daylight savings time on
September 30.
For the first time In four years Willoughby Radio Shop had for
sale electric heating pads, electric lanterns, electric alarm clocks,
and automatic flatirons. You had to register for a new appliance.
The village set their share of the budget at $16,400 for 1946.
Some men returned home from the armed services, but the BELLEVILLE

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