Clark County Press, Neillsville,
November 29, 2006, Page 15
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
Index of "Oldies" Articles
Compiled and contributed by Dee Zimmerman
Clark County News
The partnership heretofore existing between F. J. Seif and Fred Stelloh, known by the firm name of Seif and Stelloh, has been dissolved. The business will be continued at the same place, by F. J. Seif and Sons.
Several students who expect to take the Short Course, in Neillsville High School beginning Nov. 13th, are inquiring for places to board. Some wish to work for their board in whole, or in part. There are others who might pay for board and room.
Persons having any of these accommodations will please report to Prof. Strong.
H. A. Knoll, of Chili, has two Stock Farms, For Sale:
Farm No. 1 Consists of 130 acres, about 75 or 80 under cultivation, balance all good hardwood timber and pasture, located one-half mile from school and one-half mile from cheese factory. It has a new frame house, 30x32 feet, with barns and other out buildings all in good condition. Farm is located five and one-half miles northwest of Chili.
Farm No. 2 consists of 80 acres of which 40 acres are under cultivation. The balance is hardwood timber and pasture with two springs. There is a frame house, 18x26 feet with a good basement. The basement barn is 40x70 feet, with double brick silo (best in the county), and other good out buildings. It is one mile from school, one and a-half miles from Chili.
The above farms will be sold before snow flies. Come and investigate. Either one of these farms are worth $100 per acre. See H. A. Knoll if you want a good farm for a little money.
Mr. Arthur Simons and Miss Martha Hahn, both of Humbird, sprung a surprise on all of their friends Saturday evening, when they came over by auto and were quietly married at the German Reformed parsonage. Rev. D. Grether performed the ceremony. The young couple is among the most prominent and popular young people of Humbird and will begin life with excellent prospects. They took the midnight train from here, going to Milwaukee and other points.
On Wednesday, Nov. 8th, at two oclock in the afternoon, Miss Alma Dux and Mr. George W. Dahl were united in marriage at the home of the brides parents, in Pine Valley. Rev. Reiff, of Granton, officiated. Attending the couple was: Emma Dahl, sister of the groom and Mr. Albert Dux, brother of the bride.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dux, and a most highly esteemed young lady.
The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dahl, of the Town of York. He holds a position as cheesemaker for the Jenks Dairy Co., in the Town of Sherman.
Mr. and Mrs. Dahl will go to housekeeping at once in living rooms over the factory and will be at home after Nov. 15th.
A number of Marshfield public-spirited men are planning to dam up the Yellow River, at a point nearest to that city so as to form a lake for a summer resort.
Some power can also be developed from the dam.
The Drescher boys played for a party at Hagies, in Shortville, Wednesday night. All reported a good time.
A directors meeting of the Pine Valley Butter Co. was held Saturday, Nov. 25. The books of the company showed a surplus of $1,500 after paying all outstanding bills. The company has put the building and machinery in first-class condition at a considerable outlay, this past summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Draper, of Loyal, celebrated their golden wedding, Oct. 23. They have been residents of Clark County since 1872. Shortly after their arrival, they moved on a farm which has been their home ever since. Mr. Draper taught school, in this county, for over 30 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Draper have one son, F. W. Draper who is a former Clerk of the Court and Assemblyman for this county.
Geo. Bue and Dave Taylor walked, from Neillsville to Andrew Shorts farm Sunday, in search of a good beef animal on the hoof. They finally located the animal near City Point. Taylor said he got all the walking he wanted, and then some. They rode home from Granton, on an Omaha Railroad cars cushioned seats.
The Humbird cheese factory will run all winter, this year, on account of more milk being available and the high price of the product. This is the first time in years that the factory, in the village, as been operated continuously. It usually closes down the first of December, for about three months.
Paul Skroch, Art Falk, Nick Linster and Ed Bast went to Milwaukee, today, to drive back three new cars, which will be on display Thursday at their show rooms.
An overheated stove is believed to have started a fire in the William Ehlers shoe shop, on the west side of Main Street in Merrillan, about 4 a.m. Tuesday. The fire destroyed the shop, an adjoining restaurant run by James Quinn and damaged a former garage, now owned by Jackson County.
Ed Short and Ed Hagie, of Shortville, did some real logging one day last week. They cut down a big white oak, which stood on the land of Mrs. Fanny Bue. It was the last remaining monarch of the white oaks of that region.
Mr. Hagie bought the white oak to saw up for timber stock in his shop at Shortville.
There were three large logs, in the trunk, and these were hauled one at a time by Ed Shorts old team. One horse is age 20 and the other 21. They had to pull the loads up a steep bank, from the place where the tree was felled.
Just as a matter of curiosity, the men put the butt log, 16 feet long, on the hay scales, and found that it weighed two tons, a pretty good load for an old team.
While it seemed too bad to fall the big tree, it was noticed that its limbs were dying, and other signs of old age setting in. It was full ripe for the harvest.
The edifice, which was mysteriously placed in Humbirds Main Street Halloween night, was not a WPA project. It has been definitely decided by residents of that city, who have stated that all WPA structures of this kind are provided with bungalow roofs. The roof of this particular building was a plain lean-to variety. Archie Sparkes, chairman of the Town of Mentor, upon whose shoulders feel the task of moving the building, organized a working bee Monday. The men buzzed and tugged until they had borne the building to a less congested area.
One of the questions to come before the County Board, at this session, is the possible redemption of the Fair Grounds, to be taken over from the county.
The buildings alone represent an investment of $32,000 beside the 45 acres of good land. It will require about $8,900 to clear up the mortgage now being foreclosed and other outstanding indebtedness. It is estimated that this would be but a small addition to the taxes of the various precincts, running from less than $50 in poorer townships to about $500 for the city of Neillsville. It seems particularly a crisis for the 4-H club movement, for unless the Fair Grounds are rescued, the big 4-H club buildings will go with it.
The Dixie oil station on North Hewett Street, next to Ghents shop, which has been operated by Ed Dunham, was taken over by Tom Peaslee, who took possession Saturday.
Mr. Peaslee has been engaged in farming in this locality for several years, and has quite a wide circle of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Dunham have not announced their future plans, as of yet.
Roy Klockman and William Rosenbaum were arrested Tuesday, by Walter Scott, game warden, for driving their car in a fire lane. They were each fined $25 and costs by A. E. Dudley, police justice, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Irv Feirn have moved into the apartment of their new Service Garage on East Division Street. Their new living quarters is a splendid example of a modern efficiency apartment constructed with all possible conveniences. Their new garage likewise embodies the latest in construction ideas with many new scientific devices for servicing and repairing automobiles being installed.
Emil Mattson, Neillsvilles street commissioner, has invented and constructed a machine for sanding the pavement in icy times.
The machine is really a very unique contrivance. It consists of a hopper into which the sand is loaded; a worm screw drives the sand downward upon a disc with ridges radiating from the center. The machine is mounted on wheels, with drive gears to turn the worm screw slowly and revolve the disc rapidly, throwing the sand evenly to the right, left and rear. This contrivance is hitched behind the city truck, which is loaded with sufficient sand to replenish the hopper several times. The machine was tried out Tuesday morning and works fine.
The advantages of the machine, over the old system of spreading with shovels, are the rapidity of the work and the even and economical spreading of the sand.
A new road, being constructed through the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation by the WPA workers, will open up to tourists a large territory in Northern Wisconsins lake region, which has hitherto been inaccessible to motorists.
The phrase locked in the coop, is a slang expression generally used in connection with law-breakers, but seldom does it apply to officers of the law. Thursday, however, Wm. Schroeder, night policeman on the Neillsville force, found himself in just such an embarrassing situation. He and his small son had gone to the chicken coop to feed the flock of hens. The little lad left for the house and in some manner threw the latch and imprisoned his father, until the calls of the elder Schroeder brought Albert Smith, a neighbor, to the rescue.
Ashes will be hauled away by the city truck each Saturday in the Fire Zone, beginning Saturday, October 31st and the first Saturday in the First Ward, the second Saturday in the Second Ward, the third Saturday in the Third Ward and the fourth Saturday in the Fourth Ward. Ashes must be placed in steel containers and in front of property so it will be convenient for the drivers.
Do not throw or place ashes on the boulevard as this is prohibited by city ordinance.
Reports on the cheese market at Plymouth, Wis., indicate that heavy imports of butter, under the Roosevelt reciprocity treaty, are depressing the cheese market. Lithuania has offered butter delivered in New York for 15 cents a pound. Foreign countries are all in need of money and are dumping their products on the American market for almost any price offered.
Saturday, a little lad ran to his mother with the news of a wedding. He had heard the church bell ring, saw the bride carrying a bouquet, and the bridal party entering a Ford car. When asked who had been married, he said he didnt know because he forgot to get the license number.
Mrs. S. G. Pateys Sunday school class of girls carried out a little project last week, which they had been planning for some time. Each child saved a small sum of money with which she purchased crocus and tulip bulbs. Friday, they met at the church lawn to plant them. The results next spring will no doubt be so gratifying that others will wish to add to the bed of flowers started by these little girls.
A Goose and Duck Shoot will be held at the Henry Herian Farm, ½ mile south of Neillsville on Hwy. 73, Sunday Afternoon and Evening, November 1, 1936.
Serving Roast Goose and Chicken, Saturday and Sunday at the Little Casino, also Plate Lunches every day located one door west of the Neillsville Bank.
Zimmerman Bros. will have a Saturdays Dollar Day Special: New Fancy Plaid Heavyweight Suede Shirt, sizes 14 ½ to 17, for only $1.00.
The Orchard Tavern, 1 ½ miles East of Granton, on Highway 10, will have a Floor Show, Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8. It will feature Pop Eye and the Merrill Sisters. There will be 2 shows nightly, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. They will be serving Spannferkel and Fried Chicken. Fish Fry served every Friday night.
Granton Schools will present Autumn Frolic, November 13, 7:30 p.m. There will also be Amateur Contests, Rural School Exhibits, a Dance, Midway and Play. Admission is 10c and 15c
Do your Christmas Shopping early. Make this a Joyful Christmas by Giving a Diamond of Exceptional Value from Frank E. Browns Jewelry and Electrical Appliance Store. Diamonds are placed in the Latest Types of Mountings, price from $13 and up. A Good Diamond Never Depreciates in Value. Make Your Selection Early from their Large Stock.
Mike Dignin came over from Humbird, Friday, to work in the Bollom Market while C. E. Bollom is hunting. Mr. Dignin is a nephew of Mollie and Fannie Dignin who operated a millinery store here for many years. They are now located in California.
The Coast-to-Coast Store has a special price on an All Steel Folding Card Table, for only $1.98.
Cloverview Cheese Factory was one of many factories to be found in Clark County during the early 1900s. The location of the factory, photo taken in 1919, isnt known.
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