Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

January 14, 2014

AC history


The Daily Iowegian

---- — Jan. 14, 1942: Recruiters for the U.S. Coast Guard and Marines arrived in town more frequently. Quietly, silently, day after day, men bound for war boarded buses outside Allen's bookstore on the Square's east side. Charles DePuy, who worked on the newspaper, watched them and yearned for the "parades, the flags, and lusty booming farewells" of World War One. (413)