As printed in the May 3, 1945 issue of the Emmett Index

Pfc. Howard S. Perrigo of Emmett, a cook with the 91st "Power River" Division in Italy, cringes every time he's called upon to cook potatoes, because he has no potatoes, except dehydrated ones. And Perrigo knows what fresh Idaho potatoes are like.

An official communication from the Fifth army headquarters says that in spite of no fresh potatoes, Perrigo is doing a splendid job and keeps his company well fed throughout the tough winter months in the Apennies.