Decatur County

Keith E. Hall




Our Last Issue Of The Local

From every indication this will be the last issue of the Grand River Local as I am suspending publication for the duration of the war.

Business conditions and the possibility of being inducted into the Army has caused me to make a serious decision. I received a war service appointment as a Mechanic Learner by taking a Civil Service Examination. I am to report to Des Moines Monday, August 10, where I will take training in the fundamentals of overhauling, maintenance, and inspection of Miscellaneous Signal Corp equipment, including radio, telephone and telegraph. After the completion of this training I will either be given advanced training or be sent to do they type of work wherever needed.

Lucile, Mary Louise and I find it very difficult to say goodbye. Our ten year stay here has brought us in close contact with people of the community in which a large number of friendships have been made. We have been well received by all of you and in return we hope we have been an asset to the community. As to whether we will return to operate the Local is not yet known.

One of our greatest regrets is to our subscribers in not being able to fill out the balance of the year. My business is somewhat different than others as we cannot have a sale and close out the merchandise. Ours is the equipment and our ability as a publisher. Due to conditions I have been unable to find a buyer and it is very doubtful that one will be found, therefore we are losing over a thousand dollars investment and ten years of work [illegible] myself here.

We wish to take this means of saying that we wish the best to every one. ~Keith, Lucile and Mary Louise [Hall]

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U S O Drive For Richland Twp. Starts Today

The U S O Drive for Richland township will be made this week starting Thursday, August 6. Irwin Brennaman is chairman and announces that a farm to farm canvass will be made. At this writing he had not completed the list of the names of his co-workers.

Everyone is urged to contribute as liberally as possible and any farmer who wishes to make a contribution by mail can hand it to the rural mail carrier and he will see that it gets in the hands of the proper authorities.

Contributors To Sending Army Boy's Local

We wish to take this opportunity to thank Willie Warrick, Mrs. R. C. Walters and Kenneth Jennings for their contributions in helping send the paper to the boys in service. It has been the policy [of] this office to sent the Grand River Local free to the boys in service and we are now sending over thirty-five. We have been glad that we could do this but also appreciate this help.

We are sorry to have to tell the boys that we are suspending publication Saturday. Anyone who wishes the address of any of the boys, we will be glad to give it.

Source:  The Grand River Local, August 6, 1942

Keith Everett Hall

Birth: Jun. 8, 1908
Death: Apr. 10, 1994
Angelina County
Texas, USA

Services: April 12, 1994, Gipson Funeral Home Chapel
Officiate: Rev B A Reeves and Rev Dennis Land
Burial: Garden of Memories Memorial Park
Age: 85
Residence: Lufkin, Texas, since 1954
Graduate: Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Falls, Iowa
-Volunteer fireman in Remerick, Iowa
-Member U S Signal Corps in 1943
-Board of Trustees for the Decatur Hospital in Iowa
-owned and operated his own printing press in Plainfield, Iowa
-Federal Poultry Inspector for Plus Tex Poultries
-Member First Assembly of God Church, Lufkin, Texas