Full Text:age to jewelry store on Cass St.. Oldest building in town destroyed by fire; threatens Courthouse. City to buy new police car. Old stack at power plant razed; bigger one built in 1929. Plan subway under C. & N.W. tracks near Smith's crossing. 1931 New city sewage disposal plant costs $78,861.50. More than 30,000 men given jobs to improve 800 miles of Illinois highways. Begin new $70,000 post office building. Begin work on new wing of Courthouse. 980 students enrolled in Woodstock schools. Unlawful bootlegging of oleomargarine brings down the price of butter. Daylight savings change creates confusion. Due to Depression, schools adopt bank account savings program to teach thrift. 1932-1941 1932 Subscription to Woodstock Sentinel by carrier 10$ a week or $5.00 a year. Woodstock Dry Goods- silk dresses $7.70. Sheets/Pillow slips 89$. 3 year guarantee. Jan. 7, A & P-bread, 5$; 2 lb. slab bacon, 29$; 1 lb. jar peanut butter, 10$; 10 lbs sugar, 49$. New Pontiac V-8 under $850 at Hurley Garage. Chevrolet 6, $475 at Townsend Chevrolet Sales. Roller skating after school at Woodstock Armory. 5$ for children. District 72 & 152 School Board Meeting. Reduces all staff salaries 10% due to economic conditions. Schools solvent. Woodstock Post Office opens May 1. First federally owned building in McHenry County. Built 1931-32 at cost of $40,000. City Council vote no fire calls outside city limits except in emergency. Traffic one way west on Cass to Throop. 200 Legionnaires of McHenry County meet at St. Mary's gym, vote war on hoodlums and racketeering in city. Orson Welles graduates from Todd School for Boys Start grading for Rt. 47, Woodstock to Hebron June 9. Pour cement Aug. 1. Hoodlums bomb machinery on Aug. 4, $4,500 damage. Woodstock Typewriter, with over 500 workers, town's leading industry. Sales in 1932 up 58% over previous August. A.F. Field property purchased by School Board for Clay Street School playground. A still large enough to make 400 gallons of alcohol is found on A.C. Pierce farm 7 miles NE of Woodstock. Still owner found shot & killed in Chicago 2 days later. Woodstock Public Library robbed of $15 on August 7. Clarence S. Darrow, prominent lawyer, spending several days as guest of John Stafford on Tryon Street Aug. 9. St Mary's dedicate new Green & White football field. City reduces water rates from $2 minimum to $1.50 for each house. Crime wave. Homes ransacked, $60 to $70 taken plus watches & jewelry. Police and sheriff working on case. Arrest 3 local 17 year olds. 20 fire calls answered in 1932. 4 were false alarms. Total loss, $2,918. 1933 Feb. 7, Winter's worst snowstorm. Snow at Rose Farm drifted against greenhouse, causing roof and side to cave in. Work all night to save plants. Many freeze. Schools closed. Gov. Horner makes proclamation to protect depositors from Run on Banks on Mar. 4. Mar. 6, President Roosevelt issues proclamation closing banks for 4 days. Bank Holiday. The State Bank & American National Bank will open each morning from 8:00 to 9:30 to make change, exchange currency or coin for equal amount. Later the State Bank reopens for regular business & American National Bank was refused permission to reopen because of mortgages made. Factories cannot issue paychecks. Some did but cannot be cashed at bank. Some stores are accepting them. Bank Holiday was extended for an indefinite period. Currency gradually disappearing. Mar. 16, at 4:30 a.m., road crew's 2 large steam shovels & elevated loader blown up by hoodlums near Mark Hansen Farm on Rt. 47. Piece of steel from one shovel went through south side of farmhouse where 2 children were sleeping. 50 windows in barn & every house window smashed. Also dishes. Milk strike results in arrests & unrest for dairy farmers. June, 72 graduate from WCHS. 13 from St. Mary's and 7 from Todd. June, M.N. Wien's Dept. Store bankrupt. After sale moves out of town. Julius Wien opens new store in August. Post office workers have 9 day furlough without pay, except for postmaster & rural carriers. June 21, Heat wave with record of 98 & 100 degrees broken by rain. John C. Miller will continue to manage Miller Theater for Anderson chain. Closed for 2 weeks for alterations to sound & decorating. July 1, postage reduced from 3$ to 2$ for local mail. Rest still 3$. Only 450 motorists out of 1,000 have applied for city license plates. Deadline Aug. 1. July 26, Rt. 47 between Woodstock & Hebron open to traffic. High School Band entertain at Veterans Hospital in North Chicago. 800 patients thrilled. 240 unemployed register for jobs at city auditor's office. Notice in Sentinel Nov. 21. Expect to grow to 250.