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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
(1983)

1941,   pp. 11-18 PDF (1.8 MB)


Page 18

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.


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