Today in 1942: The U.S. Congress approves lowering the draft age to 18 and raising the upper limit to 37, less than a year after having declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy.
In September 1940, Congress, by wide margins in both houses, had passed the Burke-Wadsworth Act, the first peacetime draft imposed in the history of the United States. Although war raged in Europe and Asia, the U.S. was not yet directly involved.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Saturday, November 16th, the Waunakee Knights of Columbus host a Thanksgiving Dance. This affordable social event, especially for seniors, includes dancing to Big Band, Waltz, and Polka music by a 7-piece orchestra, popcorn, door prizes, and a small meal. There is a cost for this event. This is next Saturday from 7 to 11pm at the St John’s School Gym in Waunakee, 114 East Main Street. For more info, call Jim at 608-850-3020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Respite Center is a safe place for kids, ages birth to fourteen, whose families are under stress or in crisis. They are looking for volunteers to play with kids four hours a week. Training is required. Call 244-5730 for details.
The Insurgent Radio Kiosk is a five minute pre-recorded segment featuring a commentary, this-day-in-history, and a calendar of daily events. Events must be low cost or non-profit and of interest to people in and around the WORT listening area and where other media might not highlight. Email announcements at least one week before the event to email@example.com.