News: Willard Spice (April 8, 1925)


Contact: Shari Volovsek Hahn (Transcriber)



----Source: Willard Spice, Willard WI (April 8, 1925), Volume 1, No. 10

Surnames: Zupanc, HIntz, Boh, Horvat, Korenchan, Celesnik, Bayuk, Matkovich, Trunkel, Ingham, Crotzer


Feb. 5, 1924

Feb. 21, 1924

Oct. 25, 1924

Dec. 20, 1924

April 8, 1925

May 14, 1925

May 25, 1925


News: Willard (April 8, 1925) Pg. 1, Pg. 2, Pg. 3, Pg. 4



As this issue of the "Spice" is to be gotten out by the Intermediate pupils and their teacher, they have decided to call it "Bird Issue" and have adopted as their slogan "Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?" The reason for this choice was perhaps due to the fact that during the past week, they have been studying birds very intensively. The three Intermediate Language classes have combined three times a week and thus far have studied the birds in the blackbird family, the robin, kingbird, blue jay, hawks, and owls. They have learned the birds which belong to the five classes, namely permanent residents, summer residents, winter residents, and winter visitors. They have drawn these birds and expect to go on a bird hike.

Next issue of the "Spice" will be left to the Upper Room and their teacher. We can all look forward to an exceptionally good issue at that time.


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?"


Reading Circle Lists From The Intermediate Room

The pupils in the Int. room are reading "Reading Circle" books and the cards containing the list of books they have read have been sent to the County...expect "Special Honor Seals."

Tony Zupanc, Kathryn Hintz, Boyd HIntz, Wm. Boh, Jennie Horvat, Caroline Korenchan, Anne Celesnik and Albert Bayuk.

These mean that they read over 10 Reading Circle Books. All the rest expect ordinary seals having read at least five books.

By Amelia Matkovich


A Peculiar Habit of Partridge etc.

Whenever a person gets near the young of a partrdge, and as soon as he feels the young are in danger, the old bird will fly into your face and whine like a puppy. Then he will drop to the ground with his wings hanging as if broken. He has already given a signal from his throat to his young who have hidden under the leaves. The partridge wishes you to think his wing is broken and wants you to chase him. He runs in the opposite direction from his nest and when he thinks you are far enough away, his wing is now better and he flies away. Soon he comes to his young and gives a signal for them to come out.


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?"


To Help Bird Life

Set out the trees, shrubs and other plants most likely to attract birds and furnish them food from their fruits, berries or seeds.

Scatter crumbs and grains where the birds can get them.

Place shallow dishes of water at convenient heights for the birds to drink and bathe in.

Provide bird houses and sheltered nooks for the nests.

Arrange safe places of shelter near buildings in order to save as many birds as possible during storms.

To Attract The Birds

One must get acquainted with birds to know just how friendly sociable they can be. Of  course we all know what a hale fellow we think Robin Redbreast is, but many other birds will be just as friendly if we give them a chance to get acquainted with us. And with only a little thought and trouble we may have the cheering companionship of these feathered songsters all through the summer and also be well paid for all that we do for their comfort and protection by their help in keeping down the worms and insects that ravage our gardens and flower borders.

It is said that one swallow will eat a thousand flies, mosquitoes, midgets and beetles in one day. Many other birds destroy an equal number and in fact if it were not for the birds every growing thing on earth would be destroyed by insects. So we do well when we caare for entice the birds to our premises.

During the spring and summer months the surest and quickest way to entice the birds is to provide nesting houses and plenty of fresh clean water for them to drink and in which to bathe. Boys and girls love to build bird houses and yards, and should be encouraged to put up several different kinds around the house and yard.

...(unreadable text)...folks that they only need a little encouragement to take up their abode close by the kitchen door, carry on their housekeeping and rear their babies quite unmindful of the watchful eyes of their human friends. The secret of enticing the Wrens in is to have the entrance to their houses small enough. A small cigar box tacked to the porch post, with an entrance hole just the size of a twenty-five cent fiece will attract a family of Wrens year after year.

A cool, shady retreat for a refreshing drink and a splash will attract all kins of birds. But it must not be chosen dear dense shrubbery or near objects where prowling cats may hide and spring upon their unsuspecting victims. Of course it is fine to have a cement or stone basin mounted on a pedestal, but the birds will like an earthen crock, or any other low, flaring dish quite as well if it is inconspicuous in color and rough about the edges to give them a foothold.

Peanuts knotted along a string that is secured tightly to a limb attract the tiny creepers, and no trapeze performer could perform more laughable antics than these birds when extracting the kernel from the shell.

Anne Celesnik


Financial Acc't of "Mrs. Tubbs"

At Willard, Mar 13.............$17.60

At Willard, Mar 23.............     4.90

At Greenwood, Mar 26......   28.00

     Total.............................$ 50.50

BIlls to be paid:

Advertising.......................$ 2.00

Makeup and cosmetics.......  1.75

Costumes for girls............... 2.60

Books.................................. 5.00

Bills not in........................... 3.00


   Taken In..........................$50.50

   Paid Out..........................$13.75

   Money Clear....................$36.25



The sun never shows on a country more fair

The big beautiful place we call Willard.

There is life in the kiss of her purified air

Oh WIllard! A lovely Willard

Her sons are all valient and noble and bright

Her beautiful daughters are just about right.

Her babies--God bless them--are clear out of sight.

That crop ;never fails here in Willard.


There are two hight mounds near the edge of the town

In this garden of Eden, this WIllard

Here the dark Indian maid snag her loved woodland song

Oh, WIllard, A lovely Willard

In central Wisconsin, the country of green

A more beautiful country scarce ever was seen

Her people have milk, and butter and cream

Three cheer for the cheese made in Willard.


Her homes are alight with the halo of love,

O willard, Yes contented Willard

She basks in the smiles of a heaven above

(next line obscured)

Her grain waves as bilows of gold in the sun

Her fields are the richest, exceeded by none

Her dairying interests are the best under the sun

We challenge the whole world with Willard


The girls are sweet models of maidenly grace

In this modern Eden, called Willard

They are perfect of figure and lovely of face

THat's just what they are here in Willard

THeir smiles are enticing and winning and sweet

THeir dresses are stylish, yet modes and neat

They wear the besgt shoes on their dear little feet

That's just what they wear here in Willard.


When life's weary burden I'm called to lay down,

I hope I may be here in Willard

I never could ask a more glorious crown

Than one of the sods here in Willard.

And when the last trumpet wakes the land and the sea,

And everyone ceases on earth to be

You may all go aloft if you choose, but for me

I think I'll just stay here in Willard.


Some Things We Learn From Tots

Henry Hudson was a great exploder.

Robins have warm wool.

A joingt is the thing that makes the leg move.

When the squirrel is resting it uses its tail to wash itself.

Cotton is to put in peoples ears when they have an earache.


Music Memory Contest

At the present time counties are having Music Memory Contest and Clark County has one also. But the State Graded Schools are not allowed to take part so the Willard School is having one of it's own.

The object of the contest is to get the children acquainted with a large number of high class music selections and to learn some thing of modern musical composers.

The method is to secure a large number of good records which the county officers select and play them over and over so that the children become acquainted with them and can recognize them at any time or upon hearing any part of them. Besides this the children must learn the composer of the piece and something of his life and writing. At present we have been studying those records which we had and were on last years program and three new ones that were brought with money from last years sociables. The new records are Traumei by Schuman. The Spring Song by Mendolssohn, and Melody in F, by Rubenstein. Old records that we have been studying are The End of A Perfect Day by Bond, Stars & Stripes Forever by Sousa.

A list of this years records...(words obliterated) to buy them. It is to be wished that some way can be found to purchase these so that the children can leave school this spring with a good acquaintances with the masterpieces of the world.


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?"


Enimies of Birds

1--The cat.

2--The snake.

3--The boys with guns.

4--The boys with sling shots.

5--The men who shoot them for eating a few strawberries.

6--The boys who shoot for cuitness.

7--The man who hunts birds for millineries.

8--The boys who collects the Bird Eggs.

9--The boys who throws stones at the nest.

Geraldine Crotzer, 6 grade


Editing the "Spice" is no Picinc

If we print too many jokes, folks say we are silly.

If we don't they saw we are too serious.

If we publish orginal matter they say we lack variety.

If we take things from exchang they say we are too lazy.

If other folks contribute we don't show proper appreciation.

What's a feller gonna do?


Dedicated to Ann Trunkel

It's easy enough to look pleasant

When you are feeling flip.

But the girl worth while

Is the girl who can smile

With a cold sore on her lip.


E.G. Ingham: "I ran across a man just now that I did not see for 10 years."

Harley T.: "That's nothing. I met a man today I never saw before in my life."

Page 2

Surnames included in Advertisements: Butcher, Warnke, Plautz, Masters

----Source: Willard Spice, Willard WI (April 8, 1925), Volume 1, No. 10



Published bi-monthly by the members of the Willard Young Peoples' Club.

Subscription Rates:--10c a copy; $1.00 a school year.


Editor in Chief...Ethel Peterson

Ass't Editor...Elizabeth Clair

Editorials...Ivan Ruzic

State and National News...George Campbell

Local News...Mrs. H. Thompson

Local News...John Quast

School Notes

   Primary Room...Eleanor Taylor

   Int. Room...Zora Ruzic

   Upper Room...A Motkowich (Matkovich)

Jokes...Harley Thompson

Jokes...Carlyle Baldwin

North Willard News...Helen Ehlers

Gorman News...Frances Fainter

Adv. Manager...Lawrence Jones

Printed by..."Gleaner"

Club Motto "Let us hold fast to all that is Good"


"Entered as second-class matter November 25, 1924 at post office at Greenwood, WIsconsin, under the Act of March 3, 1879."

"Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized November 25, 1924."


What makes your car so wet?

That's because there is so much "dew" on it.

How much is "dew" on it?

Four dollars.

How are you going to pay it?

I left the car and told them I would send the balance.

I've just bought a new car.

Can't remember, but it starts with "T".

Must be a Ford, all others start with gasoline.

Smells just as good as any $5000 car you ever saw (possible words obliterated)

If your engine was missing what would you do?

Go see the sheriff.

If you had a blowout and no extra, what would do?

Go to a hotel and retire.


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?"


Seeing this column was dedicated to Ford Jokes why I can't say a word about Mr. Campbell being stuck on Popish's hill and having to have a team pull him out. It's quite a temptation however to leave it out.


The Way They  Make Them in Detroit

A little gas, a little oil

A piece of glass, a little coil

A sheet of tin, a piece of board

Throw them in the hopper

And out comes a Ford.


Since so many of the Willard people are Ford owners we dedicate this column to:

Jokes on Ford Owners of Willard


This is being printed to be a hint to our "Spice" Joke Staff.

I shot an arrow into the air,

It fell in the distancem I know not where

Till a neighbor said that it killed his calf,

And I had to pay him six and a half.

I bought some poison to slay some rats

And a neighbor swore it killed his cats.

And rather than argue across the fence,

I paid him four dollars and 50 cents.

The night I set sailing a toy balloon,

And hoped it would soar till it reached the moon.

But the candle fell on a farmers straw

And he said I must settle or go to law.

And this is the way with the random shot.

It never hits in the proper spot.

And the joke you spring that you thought so smart

Might leave a wound in some fellow's heart.


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?"


Mr Jones: "Joe, it is not polite to come into the house where there are ladies, with your hat on."

Joe Panyun: "I can't see any ladies."

Mr. Jones: "Well what are these?"

Joe P: "They're teachers.'

Mr. Jones: "Tell me the difference."

Joe P: "Aw ladies get married and teachers don't."


When It was Empty

Little Mary M. was complaining that her stomcache felt badly. "Perhaps it's because it's empty" said her mother. "It might be better if you had something in it." Not long afterwards the pastor called. In reply to a question as to his health he said that he was well but that his head felt rather badly that day. "Perhaps it's because it's empty" said Mary.


Over heard in a barber shop after Helen Ehlers has had her hair cut.

Customer: "How do you like to cut ladies hair?
Barber: "Oh some are alright but that girl you can't cut her hair."

Customer: "Why?"

Barber: ' "All you can do is to jump at it as it comes pass."


Makes A Good Tool

A man from Greenwood driving a Cadillac where the mud was deep got stuck. A Ford from Willard came along and hooked a rope to his car and pulled it out. "That's a pretty powerful little machine. When I get home I'm going to buy one of those Fords and put it in my tool box. I might need one again."


Rudy M: (to deaf farmer on Trunk G) "Can you tell me where I can get some of ze gasoline?"

Farmer (with his hand to his ear): "Hey?"

Rudy: "Non, non, not hay, gasoline. This is a Ford not a horse."


Don't Need a Speedometer

"I don't need a speedometer on my Ford," said Ralph HIntz. "I can easily tell my speed." "How do you do it?" asked Mr. Priesig, the owner of a Studebaker. "Well, when I go ten miles an hour my lamps rattle, and when I go fifteen miles the fender rattles, and when I go twenty miles an hour my bones rattle.


Engine Missing

When Martin Komaly (Kokaly?) bought his Ford he had a chauffeur to teach him how to drive the car. It went along all right for a few miles, when she began to balk. The chauffeur got out and ifted the hood and remarked, The engine is missing." "Great Guns" said Martin, "She was there when we started."



Can you spell tin can with four letters?---Yes F.O.R.D.

Why is a Ford like a bathtub?---Because you like to be in it but you don't like to be seen in it.


Telegraphing Simplified

(Model Telegrams for every occasion.)

   New Years Day: Happy New Year and Compliments of the Season. Your bill of $41.92 is now                                                     overdue. Please remit at once.

   Thanksgiving Day: (No necessity for a telegram at this time. Save your money.)

   Christmas: Greetings! I trust you will be pleased with the fine tooth pick I am sending you.

   Easter: Love and a basket of onions.

   Birthday: Say you are getting old, aren't you? What kind of flowers do you prefer?

   Weddings: Cheer up! Everybody has them

   April Fool's Day: All is forgiven. Come home at once.


John S: "I hear they are going to make the Fords six inches shorter next year."

Lucas: "What is the idea of that?"

John: "So they can get more of them on the road."


Biggest (words unreadable) Them Need Tuning

A sign in Kalamazoo read, "Pianos, Organs and Fords Tuned."


Ivan: "Did you feel the earth quake?"

Joe U: "No, I was riding in a Ford."


Nine More accepted For Program Pins

The Intermediate room again sent in their penmanship paper to A.N. Palmer to be examined for Progress Pins. The following were accepted and are now wearing their pins to school each day. Steffie Dechman, Louise Gabrovic, Geraldine Crotzer, Caroline Korenchan, Kathryn HIntz, Frances Schwab, Joe Verschay, Frances Ulesich, and Marcella Scharenbrock. The rest will write again and send in their next papers on April 10.

As five pupils were accepted the first time that means that fourteen have been accepted for progress pins this far.

Mayme Debevc, Grade 4


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?

Teacher: "What is your Spine?"

Pupil: "It is a long, limber bone. Your head sits on one end and you sit on the other."


A Midnight Tragedy at Zagogens

Two lovers leaned on the garden gate

The hour was late

At an upper window a father stands

And rubs his hands

For a while he watches unawares

And then goes down the stairs

He looses the dog from his iron chains

The rest is plain

The moonlight silvers the garden gate

The hour is late.


Advertisements listed on Page 2 include

Baldwin's Garage, Paul Baldwin, Prop.

The Family Barber Shop, R.C. Masters, Greenwood

General Merchandise, S. Plautz & Son, Willard

A.R. Warnke, Feed Grinding, Greenwood

Jenning Mfg, hosiery specialists, L.S. Butcher, Rep, Willard




Surnames: Zallar, Plautz, Taylor, Hintz, Schmidt, Peterson, Matkovich, Koschok, Celesnik, Jones, Ulesich, Kaltinger, Stancer, Gregorich, Cesnik, Godec

----Source: Willard Spice, Willard WI (April 8, 1925), Volume 1, No. 10


Spring Club Meeting

As April is the beginning of a new quarter of our Young Peoples Club the members all gathered at the school on the eve of April 3 to elect new officers and carry on their regular business. In absence of the president Evonka Zallar, the vice-president, called the meeting to order at 8:40. Roll Call was read. Secretary's report was read and accepted. In absence of the treasurer there was not treasurers report.

The president then arrived and carried on the rest of the business including the election of officers.

S.J. Plautz was the only nominee for president. A motion was made by Miss Taylor that the nomination be closed and that the secretary be instructed to cast the unanimous ballot for S.J. Plautz president. Carried.

Nominees for vice-president were Ralph Hintz, Hans Schmidt, and E. Taylor. Miss Taylor declined the nomination. Ballots were distributed and Hans Schmidt was elected.

Nominees for secretary were Roland H., Ann M., Evonka Z., and Miss Peterson. Miss Peterson and Miss Zallar refused to act if elected. Ann Matkovich was elected secretary.

Ralph Hintz was the only nominee for treasurer. Motion was made by S.J. Plautz that nominations be closed and the secretary cast the unanimous ballot for Ralph Hintz treasurer. Carried.

Nominees for referee were Ignac Koschak, Frank Celesnik and John Zallar. John Zallar was elected.

A clean up committee consisting of J. Zallar, E. Zallar, R. Hintz, and L.F. Jones was appointed by the president.

(words unreadable) decide the date of the next meeting and to appoint entertainment and refreshment committees. Meeting was adjourned.

John Ulesich, John Kaltinger, and John Stancer joined our club at that time. Many of the other members paid their regular dues of 25c for this the new quarter.


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?"

Willard, WI

April 2, 1925

Dear Friend:

How are you getting along at school now days, since the out of doors is so beautiful? I am getting along fairly well at school, except for about two weeks now. I'll be kind of in prison for going home from school last Thursday afternoon at 2:30 and not telling our teacher, Mr. Jones. Now this is how it happened. The young people of Willard were going to give a play called, "Mrs. Tubbs of Shantytown" in Greenwood and I wanted to bet here early and I was to wait till after milking and then come; so as to have all the odd jobs done before hand. I went home and started the chores and got my work all done up so as to be ready anytime. The next morning, Mr. Jones said I and two of my pals would loose our recesses and half of our noons for two weeks and spend the time in school in our seats. It may be allright to keep us in an hour a day longer than the other pupils but I think to keep it up for two weeks is all most to long. I hope you and your firend came out better than that last Monday when you and your friend went away from school at noon and went fishing. When you answer please tell me how many fish you caught and what the punishment was if it was any. I hope you do not have so many "tattle tales" up there as there is in this school. I was told that one of the kids here told Mr. Jones, when he asked where we were told him, "They're going to play hooky and they wanted me to to go along." Now I don't think very much of a person that does a trick like that. Well if all goes well I'll be out of prison and no more guards to watch me and boss me at recess and noon, and maybe I can write a more pleasant letter than this one for I am in prison at the very moment that I am writing.

Your friend,

Roland Hintz


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?"


Mrs. Tubbs of Shantytown A Great Success

The characters in the Willard home talent play uttered a sigh of relief as they stepped off the stage in the Greenwood theatre on Thursday evening March 26. It was the third time in one month which they had staged their play, namely twice at Willard School and finally at the Greenwood theatre. The last staging was a grand and glorious success. The theatre was filled over 200 people were present. Tickets amounting to over forty dollars were sold including $6.00 worth of children's tickets. The stage was beautiful with its footlights, its walls representing that of the home of a washer woman, Mrs. Tubbs. A crayon picture of Jimmy hung in the back of the room, a clothes rack on which were hung clothes to dry, was placed in the rear of the stage. Mrs. Tubbs was ironing and her daughter Queenie Sheba was assisting her. The characters all performed to the best of their ability and shouts of laughter could be heard at intervals among the crowd. Little Mary Matkovich, 5 years old, carried the part of Punky Dunks the youngest daughter of Mrs. Tubbs and made a great hit with the audience especially during the scene in which she comes out barefooted and in her nightgown and said, "Mamma, tis Punky; Punky yants to doa to sleep." Then her mother takes her and rocks her to sleep singing a lullaby. Miss E. Peterson took the part of Mrs. Tubbs and carried the leading part in the play. Several times she kept the audience spell bound in certain loud and dramatic parts.

But perhaps the most picturesque part of the evening's entertainment was the folk dance which was given between the first and second act. Six intermediate girls all dressed in little pink gowns the bottom of which were cut in pointed scallops and the tops were fixed with mere shoulder straps upon which gold tinsil was sewed. They appeared in their stocking feet with tinsil around their heads and very gracefully danced five or six little short folk dances, The audience cheered and they returned with another number.

Other features between acts were an 8 min. declamation "Uncle Podger Hangs a Picture" by Martin Gregorich, and a Minstrel Show by John Zallar and Ralph Hintz.

About a dozen cars from Willard drove up to Greenwood to see the performance.


He Saw It

When Ignac Cesnik drove up to his home in his Ford a cold day in December, he threw a blanket over the hood to keep it from freezing. Johnny Godec was standing on the road and yelled, "Too late to cover it up; I saw what it is. "


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?"


Products Maps for Spring Exhibit

The teachers have planned that at some convenient time in the spring near the latter part of their school year they will have a spring school exhibit. One of the features of this exhibit will be the product maps by the Intermediate Room. In Geog. 6 as each new section is studied one in the class is appointed to make a large drawing of that section on Manilli tagboard about 24 by 18. The class as a whole then proceed to cover the maps with the products raised or manufactured in that section or with pictures of such products. You can expect to see orange peel, cotton batting, coal, potatoes, wood, tobacco, rice, wheat, corn, etc. pasted on the map. These products and pictures are usually brought from home. Thus far we have made maps of New England, South Atlantic, Middle Atlantic, and South Central States.

Geog 5 are making individual product maps of the United States as a whole and as their's are almost completed they have been tacked up around the room and show cleverness and skill on the part of the pupils.

Other exhibits will include health booklets, drawings, posters and books on "Desert LIfe."

Martin Matkovich, Grade 6


Sunday of last week Frank Celesnik took a party of Willardites for a joy ride toward Longwood. Had gone a few miles and they saw a back wheel of the car running ahead of the car and then roll into the ditch. Thinking this was a chance to gain a new wheel he stopped the car and got out and there found he had driven about 2 rods with his own wheel gone. After a half hour's job the wheel was put on and all got in again for another quarter mile when the car refused to go unless he'd give it a drink, for its gas tank was dry. The party who could not stand such obstinance from any Ford got out and pushed it up the hill until they met John U. who offered it a drink.


Medically Speaking

It was a hot day and seven cars were waiting their turn at the filling station at Greenwood. The last one was a steaming little 1917 Rattler from Willard, with 6 rattles and a button. Finally it came it's turn the peevish attendant yelled, "How many gallons?" Arnold, the driver of the Lizzie, held up one finger. Said the attnedant, "What in blazes are you trying to do? Wean it?"


Man advertising for his Ford==Lizzie come home, all is forgiven.


Advertisements on Page 3

Meat Market--Leach Bros., Prop.

Quast & Company, Willard


Page 4


News: Willard (April 8, 1925)

Contact: Shari Volovsek Hahn


Surnames: Gabrovic, Boh, Schwab, Korenchan, Debevec, Lunka, Matkovich, Zallar, Zevnick, Rouder, Verschay, Trunkel, Godec, Musich, Peterson, Clair, Jones, Grap, Dergance, Zagar, Krainz, Thompson, Wilson, Hintz, Campbell, Reese, Butcher, Prebil, Backus, Plautz, Fortuna, Bayuk, Karnitz, Schwellenback, Heinman, Lekan, Quast, Ruzic, Baldwin, Durst, Pakiz, McCune, Glass, Barr, Payne, Kuhlman, Ulesich, Parkel, Podobnik, Dechman, Scharenbrock, Cesnik, Schmidt, Lesar, Ule, Parkel, Slemic, Berendsen, Bacchus (Backus?) Daughenbough

----Source: Willard Spice, Willard WI (April 8, 1925), Volume 1, No. 10


Local News

Mrs. L. Gabrovic and the the Misses Margaret Boh, Anna and Frances Schwab visited Korenchan's home Sunday P.M. March 29.

Many Willard people called at the A. Debevec home Sunday to view the portable sawmill and visit at the home. They were Joe Lunka, Mrs. M. Matkovich, Mr. and Mrs. J. Zallar, Frank Zevnick, Mr. J. Rouder, Mr. J. Verschay, John Trunkel, Joe Godec, and Albert and Victor Musich.

Frank Boh visited with MRrJohn Zallar on Sunday P.M.

Miss E. Peterson, Elizabethe Clair, L.F. Jones and Kaiser Grap called at the M. Dergance home on Monday night. Alben Dergance was the finder of the gold watch belonging to Mr. Jones.

Mr. and Mrs. P. Zagar visited Mr. and Mrs. Krainz on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Thompsons of Montana, who have been spending the last four months with their son Harley returned on Monday to their home.

Community Services will be held in the school on Easter Sunday afternoon at 3:00 P.M.

Mrs. L. Clair, Mrs. F. Wilson, Mrs. G. Campbell, and daughter Jean, and Mildred Clair visited at the Hintz home Sunday P.M.

Mrs. Frances Wilson who has been spending the past few weeks with her daughter, Mr. G. Campbell, returned to her home at Osseo on Monday.

Miss Henrietta Reese arrived in Willard to help her sister Mrs. L.S. Butcher with the work since Mr. Butcher is now running his sawmill. The following men are employed by Mr. Butcher; Frank Prebil, Frank Bacchus, and John Plautz.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Roudar visited at the Verschay home Sunday.

Mary, Annie, and Louie Fortuna spent Sunday evening at Bayuks.

Dora and Joe Bayuk visited with Joe and Carrie Godec Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bayuk went to Tioga with their car on Sunday night.

A portable sawmill is now in operation at the Debevec home. This will perhaps run for a week or more. The following men are employed from Globe; Delbert Grap, Ernest C. Karnitz, Wm. Schwellenback, H.J. Heinman, and Kaiser Grap. The men board and room at Clairs.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lekan of Tioga spent Tuesday eve with Mr. and Mrs. J. Bayuk, Mr. and Mrs. H. Quast spent the same evening with them.

Mr. and Mrs. P. Zagar and daughter Annie visited at the Ruzic home Tuesday night.

Mrs. H. Thompson, Mrs. P. Baldwin, and Miss Peterson went out to gather maple sap on Monday evening.

Miss Eva Durst of New York is in Willard to spend the spring and summer months at the Pakiz home.

Mr. M. Dergance and Mr. Matkovich drove to Loyal Tuesday night to see the Co. Highway Commissioner.

The train ran off the track at the switch near the pickle station here on Monday P.M.

Mr. Frank Boh was at Neillsville on business one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. A McCune dinnered with Mrs. Baldwin on Sunday, after which both families attended the Sunday School and services in the school house.

Miss Heloise Glass, who attends High school in Greenwood is at home now for a weeks vacation.

Miss Frances Barr called on Elizabeth Clair Wednesday.

Mr. Lester Payne, who was working in Minnesota, is visiting Mr. L. Kuhlman at Willard.

The Misses E. CLair, M. Clair, E. Peterson, and Messers Ralph and Ronald Hintz, and L.F. Jones attended Epworth League at the M.E. Church in Greenwood on April Fool's eve.

L.F. Jones, Eleanor Taylor, Joe and John Ulesich, Frank Parkel and Mike Podobnik, attended the Greenwood dance on Thursday evening.


School Notes

Miss steffie Dechman was the first to bring flowers to school. On Tuesday morning she brought some spring beauties just opening into bloom. Miss Debevec brought May flowers the next day.

Miss Elizabeth Scharenbrock has been absent from school for the past week on account of eye trouble.

The Intermediate room and teacher left school at 3:45 on Monday and went over to the depot where each pupil weighed on the scale to see if they come up to standard weight. The sixth grade geography took their word books on Wisconsin with them and found out from the rail road map and with the help of Miss Cesnik the different railroads and the milage between all the important cities mentioned in their lesson. They are studying about the means of tavel and the journeys by canoe, railroad, and aeroplane.

Election will take place at the school on next Tuesday so only two rooms will be in session at one time. As the primary room was given the election day in the fall the day next week will be divided between the other rooms. The intermediate pupils and teacher will go on a hike early in the morning to study birds and visit the sawmill. They will take their dinner with them and eat in the woods. In the afternoon the upper room and teacher will go on an excursion.

The Primary and Intermediate rooms took their physical exercises on the sidewak outside the south entrance on Monday.


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?"


Health Work

Each pupil in int. Grades keep in their desk a chart containing the following statements. Each morning they fill in their chart giving themselves a mark for every rule which they kept.

1--I brushed my teeth this morning.

2--My hair is combed now.

3--I sleep with my window open.

4--I ate some cereals for breakfast.

5--I did not drink tea or coffee yesterday.

6--My desk is clean now.

7--My fingernails are clean now.

8--My neck and ears are clean now.

0--My arms and hands are clean now.

10--I washed my hands before every meal yesterday.

11--I ate hot lunches today.

12--I was on the playground at least 40 minutes today.

13--I tried to be cheerful today.

14--I tried to sit and stand straight all day.

15--I drank at least three glasses of water today.

The last one was a sentence and we had fill in the blank.

I took a total bath and put on clean under clothes on ____________.

Zora Ruzic, Grade 6


"Why Kill Wisconsin Birds?"


Primary Election

Town Caucus was held at the Willard School on Saturday afternoon March 21. Following is a list of the nominees for each office:

Chairman: Matt Dergance, Peter Schmidt

1st Supervisor: Frank Boh, A. Lesar

2nd Supervisor: J. Ule, F. Parkel

Assessor: J. Slemic, J. Bayuk

Treasurer: Hugo Quast, J. Zallar

Clerk: M. Matkovich, LS. Butcher.

Justice of Peace: D. Berendsen F. Bacchus (Backus?)

Constables: J. Ulesich, C. Daughenbough


Advertisement on Page 4

Farm Implements, Schwarze Bros.

North Side Meat Market. C. Keiner & Sons, Props., Greenwood

C.C. Hoehne Hardware Co., Greenwood

Star Motor Cars, Stelloh Bros., Neillsville

A.H. Noetzel Filling Station, Greenwood

L. Berg, Photographer, Greenwood

Willys Knight and Overland Fine Motor Cars, L.C.Clute, Dealer




© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel