Full Text:1939 Woodstock has oldest woman driver in state, Nellie Galloway, on Calhoun St. Drivingsince 1904. Miller Theater installs RCA Photophone Sound System. First in Illinois. Merchants have Better Homes Exhibit at Congregational Church. 76 piece high school band wins 1st in District & State in April. Woodstock recognized as one of 11 ranking cities in state in safety. City & high school join National Safety Council of Chicago. 12 women's organizations petition city for restroom in new addition to city hall. Campaign to stop epidemic of false fire alarms. First Memorial Day without Civil War Veteran. Need new well at power plant. New addition to Alemite Plant. Woodstock Journal sold. To be semi-weekly. R.O. Andrew sells ice business to Chicago Ice Plant. Piggly Wiggly to open next to Miller Theater on Main. Woodstock to hold first SoapBox Derby on South St. in July. Grand opening of Paul Knuth & Ralph Johannessen's ultramodern ice cream & lunch store on Cass St.. City Council turn down CIO meeting in square. Issue permit for Olson Park in Oct. Pierce-Slavin to construct new funeral home on Washington Street. 50 new homes built during the last two years. 1940 Hospital buys property to the east for nurses quarters. Wright's Red Front Drugstore to close after 75 years. Will be replaced by National Tea. City to extend water main on Pleasant Street. Will provide for 10 lots. Library expands with entrance on Dean St. Rose Farm produced 5 million roses in past year. Largest in world and sells all over world. New city census, 6117. 646 increase. High School new addition since construction in 1921, open April 1. New auditorium gym. band room, cafeteria, pool, locker rooms, showers. Construction began in 1939. First supervised playground season starts in June. High school pool also open to public. City Drama students of Chicago's Goodman Theater have 8 week season at Opera House. Paint interior in time for opening. Dedicate Christian Science Church at Dean & South St. in Aug. Cost $17,000-$18,000. Celebrate 50th anniversary of City Hall on Sept. 4. Hospital to raise fund to purchase baby Iron Lung. Build Locker Plant on Seminary & East Judd St. to store frozen food. City to be conscription Center for Draft of 21-35 year old males. 16,500,000 Americans will register. 1207 from Woodstock signed up Oct. 16. First call will be Nov. 18. New A & P building on Van Buren St. to open Dec. 1. 1941 6 inch snow fall, worst in 2 year period. Birthday Ball at high school to benefit infantile paralysis in Jan. $8,000 government construction grant for Woodstock Flying School on US Rt. 20 (Rt. 120). Mayor Wm. R. Burns candidate for 6th term. Has served 12 years. High School Board discusses school bus system. 67 rural pupils in private autos. Owns 15 lots on Putnam St.. As no value to school, will sell & hope to use proceeds for bus system. 13 local men sign up for new Woodstock Militia Company. 4 men from Woodstock left for draft training. Woodstock was highest in McHenry County Christmas Seal Sale, $426.07. American Legion sponsored WLS Talent Show at Opera House. Montgomery Ward offers $5 for ice box trade on 6V2 cu. ft. refrigerator. Regular $114.95 or $109.95. Bowman Bros, Women's shoes- $1.99 to $2.99. National Tea, Potatoes-5 lbs 25$, Oxydol-2-24oz. pkg. 35$. Wunderlich's Variety Store to open. Citizens Keep America Out of War Committee poll 90 people. Results show Woodstock against any part in present war. Elks sponsor a 4 night carnival on west side of square. 37 year old woman beaten to death by St. Charles parolee on McCoy farm on Dean St.. 3 day manhunt. Pleads guilty. Vehicle stickers to be sold for upkeep of streets. National aluminum drive. Woodstock Typewriter received $106,000 Defense order. Building Boom. 300 see Duke & Duchess of Windsor on train as it passes through town. 3 welcome to Woodstock signs erected. National Defense Program tying up installation of city's new boiler and steam generating unit. Japan attacks Pear Harbor. Declaration of War. Local youths rush to join service. Post office has biggest year of sales of Defense Bonds & Defense Stamps. Red Cross asks city to raise $2,000. Miller Theater sold to Woodstock Amusement Corporation, John Pappas, president. Class A films will be shown. 1942-1951 1942 First snow storm of the new year brings traffic to standstill. Woodstock Red Cross War Relief Fund exceeds $2,000. Men 20 to 44 asked to register for military service. Butter at National Tea 39$ a lb. Bohn's Hardware-3-12 qt. Dairy Pails for $1.09. Victory Book Campaign for service men. Library will be depository & th e n se nt to m i I ita ry ca m ps. Vi cto ry ga rd e ns & Food Drive launched in city.