SEGMENT: FARMING DURING WWI &FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION, & TELEPHONE
Mrs. Leland Hall>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 2
- FARMING DURING WWI
- Mentions end of war celebrations took place in Springfield with drunken brawls. She worked in Athens. Flour and sugar were the most rationed. Canning as much as possible. Worst problem was fading clothes dyes because European sources of good dyes was cut off.
- She was an operator & tells stories of rescues, help for people by operators, poor service after ice storms and heavy rain. Downtown telephone office had fire bell to ring & gun to warn police of bank robberies.
- FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
- Not affected by Depression personally, but many people were hungry. Mentions breadline & brother's wife left him after business he worked for went broke. Husband worked for Piggly-Wiggly as a supervisor and trouble shooter for many stores.