Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
1949, pp. 64-67 PDF (828.7 KB)
1949 In January of 1949 the BELLEVILLE RECORDER was sixty-three years old. Jane Garvoille was chosen as the DAR good citizen recipient for the class of 1949. The selection was based on dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Art Scott became a partner in the Borst and Willoughby Feed Co. It was the year that Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Dietzsch celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Bob Belch and Ruth Andregg were married that January. Belleville Auto Co. announced that the 1949 Chevrolet had over twenty changes in styling from the 1948 model. Even though the war effort was over the Red Cross played a big part in the lives of our community. A new regional blood center had opened in Madison and Belleville, as a part of Dane County, had to help finance the project. By 1949 Wisconsin had one tenth of the dairy cattle in the United States, and of the nation's twenty-five highest milk producing counties, fourteen were in Wisconsin. The postal department of the United States employed more people than the largest corporation. Ricker's dry cleaning establishment advertised in the BELLEVILLE RECORDER to watch their weekly ad. If your name appeared in the follow- ing weeks ad, you were entitled to have a garment cleaned free of charge.
Copyright 1983 by Rosemary Ziehli