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East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 10, September 1945

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, discussing World War II's V-J Day, the return of McCulloch County area troops, and a brief retrospective of the start of the war. The writer states that "it was also in the Providence of God" that the allies won the war, and goes further to say that it is faith, not military power, that brings world peace. The end of the newsletter provides thanks on behalf of the church for the end of the war.
Date: September 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 11, October, 1945

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, first discussing the return of local troops from the Asian front of World War II. The text calls attention to a letter from Chester G. Turn, a soldier stationed in China who expresses his disdain for the state of the nearby countries in Asia. Afterward, the newsletter lists local church events, such as a harvest, an ice cream party, and a birthday. The end of the newsletter recognizes October 7th, 1945 as "World Wide Communion Sunday", a global service for protestant churches.
Date: November 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 5, April, 1945

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, updating both the congregation and the servicemen, including a warning to the congregation that the season for "peddlers" is approaching and a tip for getting rid of them; compares the "equipment" needed by a Christian soldier to that of a military soldier; and expresses hope that the meeting of the United Nations will lead to a creation of a permanent world organization that will "assure the peach (sic.) for all time future."
Date: April 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 4, March, 1945]

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter with updates on circumstances in the lives of congregation members and the community; a description of a recent visit by missionaries who had been interned in China, including how they ate their East Sweden meal with chop sticks; details of area churches' stand-by plans for a V-E day prayer service to celebrate "news of the collapse of Germany"; and a sermon urging that, at the end of World War II, "we... be more than conquerors" and ensure that not only has the war been won but so also has the peace.
Date: March 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 6, May, 1945

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, reporting the names and locations of 19 East Sweden area servicemen; describing area V-E Day services; commentating on food shortages while also reporting that more than 1200 disobedient prisoners of war have been placed on bread and water for more than a week and "are put to work gardening to raise their own food in part"; providing a local calendar of events; and characterizing the Germans as self-styled "godless supermen" who forgot that the nations they attacked would "rise with vehemence in defense of their righteous principles" as should all Christians striving to have a "VS Day" (Victory in the Soul.)
Date: May 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 7, June, 1945

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, reporting changes in locations and duties of servicemen affected by V-E Day; giving details of social, community, and business happenings; providing the yield per acre of the Prisoner of War Camp's oat field and stating that many of the prisoners of war have been "evacuated" in labor groups of 15 to other places; reporting that the McCulloch County drive to collect used clothing for Europe has exceeded its quota; and expressing the idea that the best basis for a democratic government is "Protestant Christianity."
Date: June 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 3, February, 1945]

Description: An issue of the "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, encouraging the servicemen to participate with the congregation in reading a "Book of the Bible per month"; providing information about the "boys," including a humorous account of Sgt. Jack Gallaway's having been "placed over" the WACs in England's signal corps; reporting a special service held at the Prisoner of War camp; urging the servicemen to not give up their personal freedoms, especially to tobacco or alcohol; and providing locations of Presbyterian Church Hospitality Houses throughout the country.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 1, December, 1944

Description: The first issue of "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, explaining the purpose of the Tidings to be communication with the troops of World War II; sending individual holiday greetings from the men of the congregation; and containing a sermon that encourages an "All Out" commitment of both the troops and the congregation to "restore God's peace on earth" and to "win the spiritual conflicts between right and wrong on the battlefields of the soul."
Date: December 1944
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

East Sweden Tidings, Volume 1, Number 2, January, 1945]

Description: An issue of "East Sweden Tidings", a monthly church newsletter, containing a sermon about "resolutions and revolutions" and sending New Year's greetings to the servicemen from the church's "Mothers, Wives, Sisters etc." that were written while the church members were gathered at the "old meeting place - School House" to celebrate New Year's Eve.
Date: January 1945
Creator: Dewey, Anson T.
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission