Bernice Huels

Interview Date: July 18, 1988
Interview Location: Narrator’s home, 6057 Crain, Morton Grove
Interviewer: Yvonne Ryden
Duration: 15 minutes


In this interview, Bernice Huels tells the history of the Program to Aid Local Servicemen organization, better known as P.A.L.S. It was a wartime organization to show support for Morton Grove men serving in the armed forces during World War II.

P.A.L.S. was a very active organization and supported enthusiastically by the town. To show hometown appreciation to the local servicemen, a five-page monthly bulletin, local newspapers, letters and birthday cards were mailed to them. The organization also sponsored Farewell Breakfasts and had a special flag commemorating each Morton Grove man in the service at that time.