Germans are starting up submarine warfare. Richard and Gus want hunting at noon. Richard is scared to kill a animal because he never went hunting before.
United States had declared war on Germany.
Blanche's Uncle Steve is in the army,and he is liable to be fighting the Germans soon. Richard wrote a letter to famous person named Mr.Kilmer about what he should do with his poetry and about how he is feeling write now.
Someone vandalized the tavern owned by Hannah Schermers just because they came from Germany. Richard gained two bullies for signing a card going to the Schemers. Richard got a letter from someone in New York he wonders who it came from.