Even though they weren't building guns and tanks to win the war against Japan, Anniston industries had a part to play in the war production effort -- as long as they could get enough bodies on the production lines to do the work needed.

In 1945 Anniston law allowed the establishment of colonies of trailer-dwellers in town, as long as they maintained certain standards of cleanliness. One at 20th and Noble streets apparently did not.

Back before the internet and even universal telephone coverage, a newspaper's community news sections got the word out about who had been visiting whom, traveling where, or was having a church singing. Today from 1945, we include a bit about Sulphur Springs.

The hundreds of white Anniston school-age children in 1945 who enjoy socializing at the "Teen-Canteen" downtown in the Radio Building have apparently served as an example to adults in Lineville.

The city is coming up on an anniversary, and The Star is coming up on an open-house for an expanded plant, and the editorial writer is happy about what those developments mean.

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