Full Text:1934 Deposits in banks now insured. Woodstock High School will have natural amphitheater on football field. No equal in these parts. Local farmers give away free milk to Woodstock community because of milk strike Jan.6. Petitions presented to City Council by Hospital Board stating hospital should become property of city. A tax would be necessary. Voted April 18 by citizens & lost 2 to 1. City Council recommends $300 per year license fee for taverns. Taverns to close all day Sunday, open weekdays 7 to 11 & Saturday 7 to 12. Bed Factory at Church & Madison Streets in receivership because of Depression. Montgomery Ward invites public to 3 floor remodeled store. Man walked into Chicago Motor Club office to call Justice Dept. as he was trailing car containing members of Dillinger gang speeding to Chicago. Secretary denied use of phone. 1st National Bank of Woodstock opens May 9. Weather Bureau records most severe drought since 1896 for first three weeks of May. May 22, showers saved city from approaching dust storm. Acting company to summer at Opera House with Orson Welles doing Shakespeare. City paves street in front of Post Office. Woodstock Typewriter sells 400 typewriters to Los Angeles School Board. American Legion secure necessary funds to repair Armory from State so can use as headquarters for Illinois Emergency Relief Commission. 100 Spanish American War Vets hold 21st annual reunion at Opera House. Woodstock Tourist Park at Hill & Jackson Streets closes for the season on Nov. 1. 362 cars registered 1563 people. Members of Glen Crest Country Club voted to change name to Woodstock Country Club in Nov. City may lower power rates. Will save $3000 per year pursuant to Supreme Court knocking out sales tax on light & water sold. 1935 City lowers power rates 18%. Woodstock Public Schools to teach typing in all elementary schools next fall. Because of scarlet fever epidemic graduate 76 without ceremony at high school. Miller Theater installs new air conditioning plant. $10,000 crop loss due to heavy rains in NW section of Dorr. Electric Auto Lite purchases Alemite Factory. Securing right of way for Rt.47 between Woodstock & Huntley. City Council votes in favor of all garbage wagons being closed & covered. 1048 register on opening day of school. 205 at St. Mary's. 1st. Congregational Church celebrates 70th & Presbyterian 89th anniversary Fire destroys old Borden Building. 1035 auto licenses sold during year. 1936 20 degree below temperature closes schools. Blizzard grips county. Roads close. Factory workers sleep in jail overnight. Drifts 25 feet high. Woodstock Citizens Literary Digest Poll vote 4 ¥2 to 1 against New Deal policies. Oil burner blast causes 5 businesses to be destroyed. $20,000 damages. Hospital is beneficiary of Bentley Estate, $400,000. Plan dedication of new American Legion on Clay Street. City Fathers vote to tear down Spring House built in 1876. Contract let for grading the approaches for subway under Chicago NW Railroad on Rt. 47. Grading between Woodstock & Huntley. City buys fire truck to replace a 1926 model for $7,100. Best equipped department in Northern Illinois 1937 State Bank votes to double capital because of high business volume. Sentinel prints 80th Anniversary Edition. City Council votes to prohibit sale of fireworks in city. Start building new hospital in April. Burglars break into Dining Car Tavern. Steal $80, cartons of cigarettes, candy & whiskey. 72 graduate from high school. 28 from St. Mary's. June 20, Severe rain, wind, hail. Damage in the thousands. City "transformed into huge lake" Hottest day of the year on June 25. Woodstock Progressive Milk Producers Association formed. 1938 Formal opening of new 3 story hospital in Jan. Food drive reaped 900 jars of fruit, vegetables, juices, jellies for hospital larder. Square parking problem. Chicago Motor Club recommends one way traffic. New 10 acre-40 lot subdivision at McHenry Ave. & Olson St. $5,000 price. New 4000 kilowatt turbine to increase efficiency of Power Plant. Relief hits new high. 2,282 people in county on rolls. April blizzard. Heaviest snowfall of winter. Using horse wagon sleigh to transport milk. New 2 story firehouse being planned on south end of City Hall. 2nd story for police, council chambers, lounge. 20th anniversary of AirMail. Plane picks up 1497 airmail letters at Rafter Field (Dean St.) May 20. High school band plays. State to license auto drivers. 50th Anniversary of Children's Home.