Full Text:No rubber bath mats, rubber gloves, tires or rubber utensils until battle won. Tag Day for Infantile Paralysis. City Council closes Barlet St. from Clay St. to Alemite office at request of Alemite. Nation changes to Daylight Saving Time or "War Time" to conserve power for defense beginning Feb. 9. Gas 17.5$ per gallon. Woodstock Typewriter, employing 900, will make small arms ammunition as War Dept. freezes all sales & deliveries of typewriters. Building Trades Class atWCHS cooperating with Navy to manufacture 50 model airplanes to teach Navy personnel plane recognition. Defense bonds & stamps on sale at all public schools in Woodstock. All males 20 yrs. old before Dec. 31,1941 must register with draft board. Todd School basketball team bring home Championship to Woodstock. Kroger Self-Service Grocery opens on Main St. in March. Remodeled & enlarged Montgomery Wards opens. Features 3 departments-clothing, home furnishings & hardware. Women's Wool Suits $9.98. City Council approves oiling of all unpaved streets & black-topping Todd Ave. Registration & ration books for sugar issued May 7; 1 lb. every 2 weeks per person. A & P Self-Service Store opens April 22 on Van Buren St. H.T. Cooney head of War Bond Drive. Alemite joins with payroll deductions for War Bonds. Fire causes $10,000 loss in Hoy Block. Bohn's Hardware Store hardest hit. New Moose Lodge occupying 2nd & 3rd floors of Kuby Building on Van Buren St. officially opens May 31. Elks Carnival on Square in June. Band Concerts to begin in July under direction of Clarence Olson. "Bang" removed from July 4 celebration due to war needs. Dr. Roger Kaufman, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, honored for 33 years of service. Wards test 30-day charge accounts. 4 cannons in City Square used for salvage as part of war effort. Housewives urged to save waste fat; used for nitroglycerin. Gas rationing begins November 30 at midnight. 1943 20 below zero weather grips city; drifting snow closes schools; trains 5 hours late; farmers using horse pulled bob sleds to transport milk to Bordens. Office of Price Administration (OPA) to start food & shoe rationing March 1. Registration for coupon book #2 held at high school causing it to close for 4 days. Robert Vieregg heads "Share Your Car Plan". Woodstock Grill will be closed all Tuesday's because of shortage of points needed to acquire food & supplies. Gas Ration Book "A", coupon #5 allows 4 gals, Mar. 22 to May 21; Sugar coupon #12 good for 5 lb. until May 31; Cof- fee, #26 for 1 lb. expires April 25; #17 in Book 1 for 1 pair of shoes until June 15. Mothers & wives asked to work in war plants. Arrange hours during school. Married men included in Nov. draft. Santa Claus at Bohn's Hardware on Nov. 26 & 27, in spite of the war but no street decorations. City to be bus stop for Peo-ria-Rockford Bus Co. from DeKalb to Waukegan. Provides transportation for Alemite workers. 1944 Mayor picks committee for city centennial in 1952. WCHS graduates 68, St. Mary's, 13; Todd School 12. Eiks & Legion have Carnival together on Square; not enough help due to war. Typewriter factory employees receive Army-Navy "E" award at WCHS auditorium. U.S. Office of Civilian Defense gives National Security Award to Electric Auto-Lite Co. (Alemite). Annual bowling tourney for county at Sherbune lanes on Church St. 1945 War Production Board orders Woodstock to dim lights to conserve energy. Woodstock Daily Sentinel sent to every service person. City purchases 80 acres for City Park for $15,000 from Westman. 35 homes to be built by FHA; begin with 7 on Queen Anne Street. Nation mourns the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Harry S. Truman sworn in April 13. Todd School purchases 90 acres on Rt. 120 for Class I airport. May 8, V-E Day (Victory in Europe). Mayor Johnson stated war not over & celebrating should be thanksgiving & prayer. Vote on consolidation of rural schools July 21.1st annual Circus at new City Park. Japan surrenders August 14. People go wild with joy. American Legion planning extension of building on Clay St. in anticipation of returned servicemen as members. First case of polio reported in Woodstock; 4 year old child. Woodstock airport open on Rt. 120; flight instruction, rentals & riders. 2,000 more workers needed at Auto-Lite to fulfill auto orders & 60,000 sq. ft. added on to building at corner of Clay St. & First St. 50 bed addition planned for hospital. Woodstock Typewriter producing more typewriter sales around the globe. Polio takes life of mother of six. 36 phone operators go on strike in Nov. Christmas spirit returns to decorated Square. Tire rationing ends. Sugar remains rationed.