Full Text:project on Jackson Street. Woodstock reserves called for active duty because of Korean conflict. City Council votes out rent control. Guardian Electric to locate in Woodstock & hire 275 workers. 8 O'Clock coffee, 79<t lb.; Marvel bread, 10$ a loaf. Everett Dirksen, Rep. Senatorial candidate, stumps in town. Mary P. Endres, Supt. of District 10, invited to Washington, D.C. by Pres. Truman for Mid-Century White House conference on children & youth. New Va mile cinder track constructed at WCHS. Group appointed to study sites for new city grade school. 1951 Air raid warning system located on top of Dacy Lumber ready to function. Flash snow storm on Jan. 22. After all night clearing, only one way traffic in town. Directors of School District 72 file suit for purpose of clearing 102 year old title recorded for Central School property. 20 below zero in the end of January. President Truman recalls General MacArthur from Korea. President of 4-H Town authorizes purchase of 10 acres east of Fair grounds. St. Mary's opens new $165,000 building. 1952-1961 1952 At special election on April 29th to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Johnson, James Cooney, who ran on a platform to change from Aldermanic to Council-Manager, defeats Leonard Townsend 1,601 to 802. Referendum on instituting Council-Manager form of government wins 1,418 in favor, 935 opposed. Mark Lovejoy is appointed first City Manager. Four day Centennial Celebration is in June; historic pageant, ball, Centennial Queen. Spectacular parade includes Gov. Adlai Stevenson riding in stage coach with Mayor James Cooney, 50 floats, 18 bands, 3 drum & bugle corps. City is congratulated by Woodstocks in Vermont, New York, Virginia and England. Woodstock Moose Lodge moves into new home on Clay Street; built at a cost of $82,000. Hebron Green Giants team wins IHSA state boys' basketball championship : Many Woodstock fans accompany team to Huff Gymnasium at the Univ. of lllnois in Champaign for championship game. On its way home the team visited Woodstock for a parade around the Square. Emergency phone numbers for Woodstock residents were: Police 14, Fire 0, Ambulance 56. Council gives permission for Robert Vieregg to park a popcorn wagon at the south entrance to the park in the Square until Oct. 15. Eight cases of polio in Woodstock are reported by the McHenry County Chapter of National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; Hardest hit community in the county. 1953 Large addition to the VFW Post 5040 Home on Throop Street is completed. Electric Auto Lite employs 2,000 with annual payroll of $700,000. National Tea grocery store builds large food mart on Clay Street. Miller Theater installs Cinema Scope Screen; first panoramic movie screen in the area. Co. A., 129th Infantry Regiment, 44th Division Illinois National Guard unit leaves Woodstock for 2 yr. service in Korean War. American Red Cross volunteers offer refreshments. Woodstock's air raid test; first in northern Illinois, a success. Police Chief Emery "Tiny" Hansman is also Woodstock's Civil Defense Director. Truce agreement is signed July 27, ending Korean War. CBS buys TV Channel 4, moves it to Channel 2 and renames it WBBM-TV. Future Farmers of America is active at Woodstock Community High School. Kiwanis Club of Woodstock is formed. City leaders visit Springfield to request a Route 14 By-Pass around the city; Gov. Stratton reminds them "Your city fathers came here 20 years ago wanting Route 14 to go through your city to promote business". 1954 Memorial Hospital for McHenry County begins efforts for major construction to modernize South Street facility. Woodstock Midget League (later Woodstock Little League) play first game at Olson Park. Morton International opens research center on Route 14. Woodstock Jaycees Chapter formed. Todd School for Boys closes its doors; Orson Welles its most famous alumni. Clarence Olson School, named after popular, long-time band instructor, is third school in School District 72; has grade and junior high combined. City library board buys Cairns property on West Judd Street for a new library: cost $20,000. 1955 School District 72 sells Central Junior High School to County for $85,000 to be used for Annex to Courthouse. After testing on nearly 2 million school children, Salk polio vaccine, in April, is pronounced safe and effective. Little League officially organized in Woodstock; Jim Morioli, President, Toney Roskie, Player Agent. Little League baseball field in City Park is named after George Sullivan, 40-year Woodstock Daily Sentinel editor.