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A glimpse of the past: April 12, 1945

Excerpts taken from the April 12, 1945 edition of the Rappahannock Record.


Citizens Asked For Largest Amount In History Of War Financing

Virginians will be asked during the Seventh War Loan to invest in the largest amount of War Bonds for individuals in the history of war financing, Dr. Francis P. Gaines, of Lexington, Chariman, War Finance Committee for Virginia declared this week in announcing Virginia’s overall quota as $149,000,000.

This ad details the sale of war bonds and stamps at our local Lancaster post offices

Virginia’s E Bond quota is $63,000,000 and the quota of other Bonds for individuals, E Bonds excluded, is $40,000,000.

Dr. Gaines explained that although the intense selling period of the Seventh campaign will be May 14- June 30, all Bonds purchased from April 9 through July 7 will be credited to Seventh Campaign quotas. The special payroll savings drive in industrial, business and governmental operations, which has formerly been scheduled during the intense selling period of a campaign, is being conducted for the Seventh campaign as an advance effort during April. 

“Never before has Virginia had an E Bond quota of a quota of other Bonds for individuals so large”, Dr. Gaines said. “Consequently, the quotas for the cities and counties are correspondingly larger. 

“I know Virginians will respond cheerfully to this call. The State has risen magnificently to the challenge of every other war loan. There is an abundance of money in Virginia for this investment. When the future needs of our government at this time are made know, every Virginian will respond in the traditional Virginia manner. “

Seen here is an ad reflecting the prices of used cars in 1945

“Virginians are witnessing today the heroic manner in which their formerly-purchased War Bonds are being used on our far-flung battlefronts to subdue our enemies. Everywhere, Americans and their gallant allies are on the March, with forces converging on either Berlin of Tokyo. The massive amounts of materials of war, which War Bond dollars have helped manufacture and ship, are hammering relentlessly, day and night, in the inevitable push toward final victory and peace.”

“The call of the Seventh is to continue to provide our government with the money needed to finish the job, to meet the expenses of occupation, to bring our troops home, to take adequate care of the wounded, to provide mustering out pay, to keep inflation in check, and for the hundreds of other needs of a nation at war. It is also a call to Virginians to salt away their surplus at good interest for needed postwar purchases and for their future economic security. “

The quota for Lancaster County in the Seventh War Loan has been set at $245,000. Of this amount the E Bond quota is for $160,000 with $65,000 as the quota for other bonds to individuals. The quota for corporations is $20,000

Quotas for other Northern Neck counties are: Northumberland $175,000, Richmond $95,000, Westmoreland 185,000 and King George $50,000.

A wartime advertisement for Budweiser

Turkey Hunting Off For Next Five Years

A regulation adopted at a meeting of the Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries in Richmond on March 30 provides that it shall be unlawful to hunt turkeys in the the counties of Lancaster and Northumberland for a period of five years. 

This regulation is to become effective July 1, 1945. All counties of the Northern Neck are now closed to turkey hunting. The commission has released a number of turkeys and plans to release more in an effort to replenish the supply of turkeys in these counties. 

A listing of movies playing at the Fairfax Theatre
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