U.S. At War: Farewell at Rushville

Wendell Willkie had come back to Rushville, Ind. for the last time. Here he had courted Edith Wilk and married her; and when he made his money he bought farms nearby. In the past he had come back to this small town (pop. 5,709) from the great cities which were his arena, like a boxer coming back to his corner between rounds. Last week Rushville was quieter than usual; schools were closed; flags hung at half-mast and big, crepe-bordered photographs of Wendell Willkie hung in store windows. All morning people went into the grey...

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