Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
1941, pp. 11-18 PDF (1.8 MB)
Twenty-six boys reported for football. The freshman class were proud to announce they had one man on the team; Paul Ryan. A special dedicatory service was held in December of 1941 at the Belleville Methodist Church. Seven stained glass windows were installed. The choir furnished special music and Lloyd Harmon played a violin solo. Matzinger's bakery featured assorted butter cookies for ten cents a dozen. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and we became involved in a war. Officers of the law were stationed to guard the railroad tunnel five miles south of Belleville at both ends. All bridges and tunnels were being guarded in accordance with national defense. Four men were engaged in guarding the tunnel, one on each end during the day and one on each end during the night. The men worked twelve hours a day for seven days a week for $180.00 a month.
Copyright 1983 by Rosemary Ziehli