Stores Will Close Freeing Manpower

Montgomery News Messenger

April 28, 1943

All Blacksburg business houses, with the exception of drug stores, filling stations, restaurants, etc., have agreed 100 per cent to close their places of business on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., beginning May 5 and continuing through August 25.

This move is made to cooperate with the National Program of a Victory Garden by all and other work which the federal government may require of each community. This is fostered by Blacksburg Community Federation through its proper committees.

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