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Clark County News

October 13, 1927


Agricultural Committee meets at court house


The Clark County Agricultural Committee, consisting of Supervisors John Verkuilen, Frank Wood, Archie Dorn and Wm. Creed, together with County Superintendent Margaret Van Natta, met at the County Agent’s office Friday. E.L. Luther, state supervisor of county agents, met with them, and a program for the year was outlined for County Agent H.M. Knipfel. It will be largely a continuation of the work carried on for the past year. Alfalfa and sweet clover, bacon hogs, boy’s and girl’s club work, and poultry. Forestry is now being emphasized in many counties and doubtless work along this line will also receive attention here. Mr. Luther states that in more southern counties much attention is now given to “soil feeding” - not only is lime largely used especially for alfalfa seeding, but a judicious use of phosphates is also recommended and used profitably by the best farmers.




Wins prize for story


Mrs. G. W. Longenecker is the winner of the first prize offered by “The Wisconsin Club Woman,” the magazine which is the organ of the Wisconsin Federated Women’s Clubs, the prize being offered for the best story of the life of a pioneer woman of Wisconsin.

Mrs. Longenecker took as her subject the life of the late Mrs. Rozilla W. King of Neillsville, who died in this city a few months ago well advanced in the nineties


The magazine offered four prizes and stated, Mrs. Longenecker won first. These stories will be published in the “Wisconsin Club Woman” and will doubtless be of great interest, not alone to the club members, but also to many other people of Wisconsin.

Such a life as that of Mrs. King would make a story of intense interest and there is no question that the pen of Mrs. Longenecker has done it ample justice.


Card of Thanks


We wish to thank all our neighbors and friends for the kindness shown us during the death and burial of our dear beloved wife and mother, and especially Rev. Buth for his comforting words, the pallbearers and the flower girls and those who sent flowers. Also, those who loaned the use of their cars.

Mr. Paul Handke and children.


Rummage Sale


The W.R.C. will hold a rummage sale at their hall on Friday, Oct. 21st, the proceeds to go towards the payment on the piano. Anyone wishing to donate one or more articles, may phone Mrs. Wm. Stoffel or Mrs. A. Petersen.

Coffee, doughnuts and sandwiches will be served at a nominal charge.



Inspect company Thursday night


There were 51 men present for drill Monday night. This is not much of a showing when there are 67 men in the organization. You non-coms and enlisted men will have to remind the delinquents that it is not only their duty to come to drill but to their advantage to come boost their company. If you fellows want to say that you have a company you will have to get out and advertise it. Better think about that matter.


Thursday night you fellows will have a chance to either make or break your company. If you keep your heads working and don’t get buck fever the inspection will be easy for you, but if you get excited your chances are shot. So just forget that the inspecting officer is watching you and hit the drill with all that you have in you. This officer is not detailed to come here to give you the devil, and it is not his intention to do it unless it is absolutely necessary. So, remember he will be just as good a fellow as you make him.

The fellows drilled with plenty of pep Monday night. There were five squads on the floor and what they did not do, did not amount to very much. Just a reminder of last inspection, you fellows drilled that way last winter, and when inspection came you were scared and when the drill was over you had forgotten that you had suffered an inspection It all simmers down to one thing, an inspection is just a place to show some high-ranking officer that you can do your stuff.


The usual absentees appear on the roll: Reichert, R.; Helwig, L.; White, Glenn; Kurth, D.; Uhlman, C.; Barton, Leo; Herian, L.; and Terman, W.

The public is invited to attend the Inspection Thursday night at the Armory. The Inspection is scheduled for 8 p.m. The company members are asked to appear on the drill floor at 7:30. Don’t make yourself conspicuous by trailing in late, because you will receive no applause for you actions.


Ain’t it a dandy?


Years ago, when Bill Tragsdorf was a kid, his fellow boys nicknamed him “Fish Hooks” and the name stuck through the succeeding years, so that when Bill wrote a piece for the Chicago Tribune, his signature of “Fish Hooks” quickly placed the name of the author in the minds of Neillsville people. Some naturalists had been using newspaper space for a discussion of various snakes, hoop snakes particularly and we reprint the authoritative offering that Bill made relative to the latter variety of snakes. Bill may now assume a seat alongside of Paul Bunyan and Jesse Leason and sit down with the knowledge that he won’t be shoved aside for some time to come. Here is what Bill writ:


Neillsville, Wis. Sept. 28 - With further reference to hoop snakes, I wish to state that, although they are very rare, they are found occasionally in Wisconsin. In fact, this summer while hoeing my potatoes I heard an ominous sound and looking along the row, saw what appeared to be a large hoop approaching me. Not knowing what else to do, I hurriedly stuck the hoe into the row and jumped to one side. The hoop snake struck the hoe handle a mighty blow with its stinger, and in five minutes the hoe handle turned black, swelled up, and burst with a terrific noise. Fish Hooks.





Thursday morning the fire company was called out, the alarm being caused by a blaze at the Geo. Prochaska home. Mrs. Prochaska had washed some children’s clothing and as the weather was damp, hung them over the register of the hot air furnace to dry. The furnace had an open draft that was hard to shut off and thus overheated. The hot air pipe got red hot and probably ignited some dust which flew up among the clothing, setting them afire.


George May happened to be going past and noticed the flames through the window and ran in. Mrs. Prochaska has noticed the fire but with two small children to look after could do but little. The alarm was phoned in but owing to some misunderstanding the fire company went first to the Geo. LaStofka house and then to the Robert Prochaska residence before reaching the right place. When they arrived Mr. May has the fire under control. The clothing was all destroyed and the furniture somewhat scorched.



A modern chicken plant


Eugene Short of Pleasant Ridge has recently completed a new hen house which is most complete in every way. It is built with gable ends and loft for straw. The building is 20 by 50 feet and is designed to accommodate 300 laying hens. It is modeled after what is known as the Wisconsin plan. The equipment - roosts, nests, self-feeders, drinking fountains, etc., are all galvanized steel. Mr. Short now has 285 White Leghorn pullets, just starting to lay, all housed in this building. In his old hen house, he has 165 yearling hens, now molting. He has a modern brooder house, well equipped for raising young chicks.


Mr. and Mrs. Short started the chicken business in a small way, have found it profitable, and are now expanding the enterprise.



Hog cholera in Marathon County


Hog cholera has broken out in Marathon County in three different directions from Wausau and several farmers here lost almost their entire herds.


Judge Schoengarth is Non-Union


Those who imagine that Judge O.W. Schoengarth’s knowledge and wisdom are confined entirely to legal and judicial matters, are much mistaken. The judge is qualified as a carpenter or if necessary, he could take charge of a Manual Training Department in high school. For confirmation of this statement attention is called to the new tables in the Presbyterian Church parlors which are all his handiwork. As the tables are modestly draped, diners at the church banquet Thursday night perhaps did not notice the mechanical excellence of the new furniture.


Ridge aid dinner postponed


The meeting of the Pleasant Ridge Ladies Aid planned for Wednesday, Oct. 12, has been postponed on account of the Holstein sale at the fairgrounds. Remember the aid dinner next week Wednesday at Mrs. Lon Huckstead’s home. Plum pudding will be served.


Uncle Tom in winter quarters


Tom Bruley has moved out of his “cabin” on the Balch Hardware corner and has rented the little building owned by C.C. Sniteman Co., just west of the Bruley Elevator. This has been repainted and decorated, counter and shelving put in and all fitted up snug and christened “Uncle Tom’s Winter Quarters.”


Here will be found comfort and cheer for the cold days. Coffee, sandwiches, doughnuts, pie, etc., will be dispensed to the hungry in addition to Tom’s former line of soft drinks, peanuts, confectionery, tobaccos, cigarettes and cigars. A little stove is installed for heating and an electric plate for quick service at the lunch counter.


It is expected that everything will be ready for business Friday and Uncle Tom will be glass to greet you at his “Winter Quarters.”



School Notes


The football team lost to Augusta on Friday afternoon of last week by a score of 18 to 0.


On Wednesday afternoon of this week the team goes to Owen for the last out of town game. The boys defeated Owen here last year by a close margin and the game Wednesday should be close.


Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Eau Claire Teachers’ Convention. Mr. Hansen is a member of the Executive Committee of the Northwestern Wis. Teachers’ Association and also appears on the General High School program on Friday afternoon.


Mr. Larsen, formerly of the inspectional staff of the State Department of Public Instruction, visited the high school on Monday and Tuesday.


Local News


Judge O.W. Schoengarth was a business caller at Eau Claire Tuesday.


Buy your Halloween Novelties and candies at Sniteman’s and save money.


Ben Frantz is taking a few days’ vacation from his work in the County Judge’s office.


Mrs. L.P. Gaillardet of Fairchild and Mrs. Negard of Alma Center were visitors of Mrs. F.E. Sillick Tuesday.


Mrs. Tim Coughlin went to Marshfield Tuesday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence and family a few days.


Mrs. S.G. Patey and Mrs. Hugh Smith of Yamhill, Oregon, who is visiting here, were at Marshfield Tuesday.


Miss O’Neill, who teaches music in the Mosinee schools, spent Sunday here with her brother, Ralph O’Neill and wife.


Mrs. Erwin Gilbertson of Black River Falls was a weekend visitor at the home of her parents, Mrs. and Mr. Ziebell.


H.D. Head came over from Humbird Tuesday to visit his daughter, Mrs. Geo. Begley and attend the Edward Begley funeral.


John Lindrud and his son John of Cochrane were here Monday on business connected with the estate of his brother Ole Lindrud.


Miss Evelyn Irvine, who teaches at Bloomer was home Saturday and Sunday. Art Pass, who is also one of the Bloomer teachers, accompanied her and was a guest at the Irvine home.


C. Krumery plans to drive to Madison Thursday to attend the ceremonies of unveiling the bronze tablet to be erected at the State University in honor of his brother, the late Senator Henry Krumery.


Deputy Sheriff Ed. Burss of Thorp was in Neillsville last week Wednesday with three men, charged with having moonshine liquor in their possession. They are Anton Krainc, Ernest Reinhardt and George Celesnik. All were brought before Judge Schoengarth and bound over to Circuit Court.

At Sniteman’s you will find a very complete line of Halloween candies, moderately priced, such as pumpkins, kittens, witches, Chic Drops, Jingle Pets, Jack Straws, jack-o-lanterns, marshmallow faces, pumpkinettes, Happy Tabbies, Harvest Moons and Halloween Jells. These are priced from 1 cent to 25 cents.


A birthday party was celebrated Oct. 10th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Frank, it being Mrs. Frank’s birthday. Many useful and pretty gifts were given her. At midnight, a lunch was served, and all went home wishing her many more happy birthdays.



Mitchell Style Shop’s offerings for the fall season




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