Dec. 1, 1942: Gasoline rationed. Colored stickers placed on windshields indicated priority: White letter A on black background: cars used for private use: three gallons a week. White letter B on green background, workers judged essential for war effort: eight gallons. Red letter C for physicians/ministers/mail carriers/railroad workers: whatever necessary. Letter T for truckers: five gallons. Letter R five gallons for non-highway vehicles including farm tractors.
Dec. 1, 1918: On this day, 19 days after the armistice, Centerville's Company D was in the Rhineland on a march to Koblenz. Its commander, Major Glen Haynes, received a draft for $600. It was collected by Centerville's PEO from the people of Appanoose County as a gift to the soldiers to be spent for their enjoyment.