Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
December 16, 2015, Page 15
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
Index of "Oldies" Articles
Compiled by Dee Zimmerman
Clark County News
Last week John Wolff bought William Heffrons farm of fifteen acres lying within the city limits, just east of the Hawks farm. John has an eye on the future and will improve the place and make it a fine home, where later he expects to reside. For the present he will rent out the house.
Last Thursday afternoon, on Hewett Field occurred the annual Thanksgiving football game with Augusta. The wearers of the black and red came into town on a special 2 p.m. train and after telling their hard luck stories, proceeded to put the strongest aggregation on the field that has yet contested with a Neillsville team. A record-breaking crowd witnessed the contest and cheered their respective teams. The game was fiercely fought, and brilliant plays were in evidence, but notwithstanding all the efforts put forth, a tie game was the result, the score being 0-0 at the end of 55 minutes of actual playing.
Rev. John Willan will preach at the Lloyds Mill Schoolhouse in Town of Washburn next Sunday evening, Dec. 9, at seven oclock.
With the business he gets ten horses, buggies, surreys, wagons, cutters and sleighs and everything that goes with them, harnesses, robes, blankets, etc. He has a span of horses of his own, which will make twelve horses to start with. Mr. Eunson has had extensive experience in the livery business and will aim to keep teams and rigs in nice condition. He will continue being located in Mr. Crockers barn, corner of Grand Avenue and Fifth Street.
O. H. Altman last week shipped a carload of maple cant-hook stocks that he made out of the timer on his farm. He has a large contract for this product, which is practically a new industry here.
Until the meeting of the Clark County Board, Jan. 15, 1901, sealed bids for performing the janitor work of the courthouse will be received at the office of the County Clerk. Mark all envelopes Bids of janitor work. C.M. Bradford, County Clerk
Vesper, Wood County, has a pearl button factory, the product of which is made of clamshells taken from the Wisconsin River.
Remember the New Years dinner and supper at the Methodist Church. Save your appetite and a quarter for the occasion.
Below is the bill of fare:
Dinner - Roasted Turkey; Plain Stuffing; Giblet Gravy; Celery; Baked Beans & Brown Bread; Boiled Onions with Cream Sauce; Pickles; Cranberry Jelly; Bread, Butter; Snow Pudding, Pies, Salted Nuts; Wafers: Cheese; coffee & Tea.
Supper - Sliced Cold Meats; Salads; Baked Beans & Brown Bread; Parker House Rolls; Bread & Butter; Pickles; Cheese; Ice Cream & Cake; Coffee
Frank Huntzicker arrived Monday from Faribault, Minn., where he attends a military academy. He will remain over the holidays.
Tom Robinson shot a wolf about two miles up the ONeill Creek on Sunday. Tom and his hounds are fatal to wolves, especially after a light snow.
Bottle beer, pint or quart, delivered, ring up Neillsville Brewery, Phone 42
Chas. Baerwald, who played with the Neillsville Giants last season, has signed with the Cleveland Club for next year. Charley is a good ball player and will make a record when he gets into the big league.
When George Trogner sets out to build anything for himself he does it just as well as if he were building it for someone else. His new workshop on Grand Avenue is good enough for a parlor; it is commodious, clean, well lighted and well warmed. He states that he is prepared to do anything in the line of woodworking that comes along, including cabinetwork.
When the thermometer gets to playing tag at forty below, just think how your livestock would laugh with a Leason & Son Water Tank Heater.
August Wesenberg of Levis has bought the quarter-section at Hutchings Corner on which the cheese factory stands. He bought it from the C. R. Stern estate, consideration of $3,300.
C.A. Youmans went to Milwaukee Saturday night to consult with others interested with him in the Canadian Canal. He received a cablegram from London that arrangements had been made by their man thereby, which work on the canal may soon commerce.
C. Esselman was down from Loyal Satruday, to meet his daughter Amelia coming home from La Crosse.
Sages Advice: Be honest; always have the courage to tell the truth.
The actors of Greenwood High School will take part in the state contest for one-act plays. Opportunity to participate on the state level came to them when they won an A rating in the sectional contest held last Friday evening at Stevens Point. The state contest will be held Saturday, December 9, at Madison.
The Greenwood cast consists of Ann Warner, Nancy Hohl, Corrine Hare and Elaine Seibold. Stage managers are Kay Schwartz and DuWayne Carl. Helpers are Janet Olson, Margaret Smrecek, Duane Stewart and Gary Speich.
Fourteen hundred children met Santa Claus in Neillsville last Saturday. Some of them swapped a little conversation with him. All of them got treats. When the last of them had gone by, Santa was practically exhausted. He is a merry old soul, and he can take a lot, but he says that 1,400 children are enough to tire anybody.
Santa has a full schedule up to Christmas, but he has managed to crowd in three more dates for Neillsville. On December 18 he will be present for the square dance at the Legion Hall, and on December 19 at the Moose Lodges meeting in the Legion Hall. On December 16, Saturday, he will be on the streets and in the Neillsville stores, listening to the children tell what they want for Christmas.
Last Saturday Santa appeared at the Legion Hall. There, careful arrangements had been made to protect the children. The smaller ones, with parent or parents, were admitted through the front door of the Legion Hall and were given opportunity to go to the basement by an inner route. They reached Santa in the basement, without running a gauntlet. The larger children were lined up on the open area back of the Legion building. At least 500 of these older children were waiting when the door was opened. At the door was Police Chief Drescher, who kept the line moving in an orderly fashion.
Mrs. Floyd Rossmans Christmas Cookies, 30’ per dozen; Call Blue 356
Notice - Any person or persons cutting Christmas trees from Clark County owned land without a cutting permit will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Permits may be secured from the Clark County Forestry Department, County Agricultural agent or County Clerk.
By Clark County Forestry & Zoning Committee: Arnold Rasmussen, Arthur Baures, & Alex Mrotek
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Greeler of Neillsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty Jane, to Harold Beilke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beilke of Granton.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lindekugel announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna May, to Eugene Lucht, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lucht of Spencer.
The 15-minute programs of Christmas carols, sacred music and chimes that we hear each evening at approximately 5:30 are broadcast from the Congregational Church tower. The amplifier and record player were installed by Thad Zajac and Fred Stelloh.
Boys! Girls! Special Kiddy Matinee, Saturday, 2 p.m. at Adler Theatre; Showing Blazing Western Texas Kid with Johnny Mack Brown and Free Rodeo Dough to everyone.
Ideal Christmas Gift Special, Dec. 15, 16, & 18. Bring in this certificate worth $4.31, which with 69’ entitles you to one of our Genuine Indestructible $5.00 Vacuum Filler Sackless Fountain pens. You can see the Visible Ink Supply. A lifetime Guarantee with each Pen. This New Plunger Filled Vacuum Type, Zip, Only Pull & Its Full of Ink. Available at the Coast-to-Coast Store in Neillsville
Rychnovsky Brothers, local Dodge and Plymouth dealers, have started the construction of a paint booth in their garage on West Fifth Street. The partitions will be of cement block. The booth will occupy the southwest corner of the present building.
Mrs. Alexander Cattanach, a pioneer of Clark County, was honored with a party on her 89th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Becker, at 409 W. 5th St. in Marshfield.
Mrs. Cattanach, the former Jane Williams, was born in a log house near the present village of Granton. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Williams, who came to Granton, from Waukesha County. Her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Eli Williams came to Wisconsin from Ohio in 1842.
She lived with her husband at Nasonville and Chili before going to Marshfield.
The 1950 deer season is gone, but not completely forgotten.
Especially by Clarence Roderick, a farmer near Globe, who got his first deer early on the first day because he decided hed better get up a load of wood to sooth the spirits of the Mrs., who was going to be left alone while he traipsed out after the whitetails.
Being a knowing husband, Clarence set out to get the wood first and the deer later.
Roderick, as the story has been told by Harry Roehrborn and Art A. Morgan, was loading the wood when a deer approached in wild flight. As it came near him it dropped.
He went to it; found it dead of a wound; waited for several minutes on the chance some hunter might be following its blood trail. Then he loaded it with the wood and returned home.
So, in years to come when Roderick tells about the time he got his deer without so much as a rifle, this will put it on official record.
The Good neighbors Club held their family Christmas party at the York Town Hall Saturday night with about 80 persons attending. A Christmas tree and a Santa, who distributed sacks of Candy, peanuts, and popcorn balls, made for a pleasurable time. We dont know how Santa got there but we are sure that Fritz Seelow could tell. Refreshments were served. Cards and Bunco were played. At 500, Neil Warren and Mrs. Al Poziombke won the prizes; in Sheepshead, Jessie Foemmel and Walter DeMert; and in Bunco, Audrey DeMert and Jerry Poziombke were the winners.
Led by Melvin Smith, sharp-shooting ace that makes his home in Humbird, the Neillsville city basketball team lowered the boom on Marshfields Country Ballroom team at Marshfield. The score was: Neillsville, 72; Country Ballroom, 47.
It was a fast foxtrot for the Neillsville outfit; for there appeared nothing the dancers could do to stop Smith. He connected for 15 field goals and five Scotch tosses to run up a total of 35 points.
Gordie Vine, forward, making his first appearance for the Neillsville team this season, racked up 11 points, as did Bitsy Wasserburger, guard. Gus Lazotte accounted for another eight on four field goals; and Mickey Tock completed the scoring with seven on three field goals and a free throw.
Brofka, Marshfield guard, topped the home teams scoring with 18 points.
Get this Holiday Special - Eggnog Set. Yours for only 2 Eggnog bottle caps from the Neillsville Dairy and 99’. This genuine glass Platonite set consists of 1, 80 ounce bowl and six 6-ounce cups, beautifully decorated.
Located at West 5th Street, Phone 279, H. H. Quicker, owner
Beginning January 1, 1951, farm workers will come under social security. The work of hired help will count toward monthly social security payments in their old age and for their family in cases of death.
This new social security means more bookkeeping for the farmer with hired help but does not cover the farmer himself. The farm operator is required to collect 1-1/2 % of the hired helps wages, match this amount from his own pocket, and send the money to the collector of internal revenue four times a year.
The theft of a recently planted blue spruce tree from a lot in the Mentor Cemetery has been reported by Morris Kretschmer, one of the directors of the cemetery association there. It was taken up root and all. No trace of the tree or the culprit has been found.
Owing to the difficulty in heating the Cannonville Church during the cold weather, church services will be suspended until spring.
New! Freedom from Kitchen Sink Slavery! New! GE Portable Dishwasher that can be seen at Pederson Electric, 110 W. Fifth St., Neillsville, Phone Black 114
The Community Meat House Weekend Specials!
Whole or Half, Dressed out Pigs, lb. 30’; Pork Loins, lb. 39’; Picnic Hams, lb. 39’; Aged Brick Cheese, lb. 45’; Delicious Homemade Sausage, lb. 70’. Try our own Home Cured and Hickory Smoked Ham & Bacon.
Lewerenz Food Shop, Downtown Neillsville
Christmas Concert by the Music Department of the Neillsville Public Schools, Thursday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. at the Neillsville Armory. 200 performers, The Chri9stmas Story in Music. There will be a Demonstration of Eurhythmic Dancing.
Admissions: Adults, 50’; Children, 25’, Tax Incl. Reserve Seats can be purchased at Snitemans.
A 1939 photo taken at the completion of a new addition to the Greenwood High School, a gymnasium with stage, shown on the left. P.W.A., Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, headed the building project by hiring local laborers, who were unemployed, not able to find work during the Depression of the 1930s. There were many other projects at that time, such as, building roads, streets, many public buildings, working on developing county, state and federal parks, planting trees with reforestation on public lands, which are in evidence yet today. That Federal program was initiated during President F. D. Roosevelts term in office.
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