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Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah

The 1940's,   pp. 123-[142] PDF (4.5 MB)

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gasoline, canned goods and coffee were rationed in 1942, shoes in
early 1943, to mention a few.
  Building was curtailed, and Neenah, along with its sister city of
Menasha, was among the first to operate under the rent freeze in
April of 1942.
Scrap Drives
  Because rubber, waste paper, scrap tin and metal were critical
items of war production, scrap drives were organized by salvage com-
mittees, aided by Boy Scouts and Boys' Brigaders. Chairmen during
the war years included Paul Stacker, Lawrence Kitchin, Ferd Diester-
haupt and Edward Stelow.
War I'oans
  A War Finance Committee was set up to supervise the war loan
drives for the United States Treasury. Directing the work of the seven
campaigns, during which over $2o million in war bonds was invested,
were F. J. Sensenbrenner, D. L. Kimberly, N. H. Bergstrom, D. K.
Brown, Norton Williams, J. Russell Ward, S. N. Pickard, A. C.
Gilbert, S. F. Shattuck, A. W. Andersen and C. B. Clark.
Red Cross Drives
  Neenah Chapter of the American Red Cross began its war fund
campaigns, which opened with an emergency call after the Pearl
Harbor attack on December 7. Hundreds of residents served as
volunteer workers. The chapter also provided other services, enlisting
the aid of hundreds of homemakers. A month after Pearl Harbor, for
example, an emergency quota of sweaters and helmets for Navy men
had to be filled. The knitting and sewing programs were accelerated
in the months that followed.
  Home nursing courses were set up, canteen units formed blood
banks organized to provide blood plasma for the soldiers; there were
special home service activities to aid the families of men in the
THE 1940'S
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