News: Neillsville (29 May 1919)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Nemitz, Montgomery, Deland, Culbertson, Neilson, Schmidt, Philpot, Olson, Selves, Haas, Barton, Gehrt, Martin, Hudson, Havens, Sullivan, Green, Hart, Huntley, Tuttle, Olson, Pickett, Brooks, Hommel, Devos, Richards, Glicksman, Robert, Cummings, Cooper, Nolop, Duxbury, Smith, Chapman, Dwyer, Mattson, Wolff, Glass, Mills, Andrews, Sweetland, Hubing, Cutter, MacMillan, Hanson

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/29/1919

Neillsville (29 May 1919)

Miss Helen Nemitz was at Marshfield on Friday.

Will Montgomery was at Eau Claire on Saturday.

Chas. Deland went to Wild Rose Monday on business.

C.B. Culbertson was here from Stanley on Saturday.

Dr. Neilson of Withee was in the city Monday on business.

Wm. Schmidt of Taylor was here on business a few days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Philpot of Loyal spent a few hours here on Monday.

Misses Ellen and Barbara Olson went to Curtiss Saturday to visit relatives.

Richard Selves and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Haas drove to Bangor on Sunday.

Mrs. Barton of Marshfield spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. Will Montgomery.

Miss Claire Gehrt returned home from Minneapolis, where she spent the winter with her sister.

W.D. Martin went to Chicago Sunday evening to meet his nephew from Iowa, who will return here for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Martin.

Mrs. Chas. Hudson went to Marshfield last Friday to meet her daughter, Miss Effie, who returned home from Tony for the summer vacation.

Guy Havens and Mr. Sullivan of Marengo, Ill., were here this week, as Mr. Havens is preparing to build a new house on his farm north of town.

Edward Green, a returned soldier from Grantsburg, was instantly killed at Fairchild on Sunday. He was run over by a passenger train and terribly mangled.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hart are visiting at Blissfield, Mich. From there they will go to Cleveland for a short visit and Mr. Hart will then go to New York to transact business.

Thomas Huntley of La Cross spent a few days here last week with his brother, Postmaster Huntley. Mr. Huntley’s condition seems to be improving slowly and indications are very favorable that he will recover from his illness.

Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Tuttle of Abbotsford, Tom Tuttle and family of Amber, Fred Olson and family of Cherokee, Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Pickett and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pickett of Unity were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Olson on Sunday.

Fred Brooks came down from Minneapolis Saturday evening to spend Sunday with his folks. He went to Greenwood Monday to meet the purchasing committee of the new proposed Loyal and Greenwood electric light and power line connection with the Minnesota Light and Power Co. Fred’s company is a large producer and manufacturer of poles.

The seventh congressional district convention of the Wisconsin Federation of Women’s Clubs was held on Thursday and Friday, May 22nd and 23rd at Elroy on invitation of the Domestic Science Club of that city. Attending from here were Mrs. J.W. Hommel, District president, and Mrs. A.L. Devos, District secretary. An exceptionally strong program was carried out. Mrs. H.S. Richards, state president, two speakers and the leader of the community singing were from Madison and delegates and visitors attended from about the district, which comprises clubs from La Crosse, Sparta, Tomah, New Lisbon, Mauston, Baraboo, Reedsburg, Ableman, Elroy, Granton, La Valle, Hixton, Sechlerville, Merrillan, Black River Falls, Onalaska and Neillsville. Six other clubs are about to federate in this district. Mrs. Edna K. Glicksman, Madison, holding a diploma as a graduate student of Gen. Henry M. Robert, who compiled Robert’s Rules of Order, complimented the district on the conduct of its meetings and gave a chart talk setting forth the importance of a working knowledge of parliamentary law. The social functions were carried out in a manner that speaks in highest terms of the efficiency of the members of the entertaining club.

J. Darrow Cummings came down from Neillsville yesterday for a visit with his grandmother, Mrs. Frank Cooper. He returned from France last Sunday, having served in the Headquarters Co., 128th Inf., with the 32nd division. He also served with Co. A of Neillsville before the outbreak of the war. Darrow was a motorcycle driver and had a dangerous duty to perform, carrying dispatches to the front and frequently carried officers with him in his side car. He was never injured or wounded, but was in a hospital for one month suffering from the Spanish influenza. His company crossed the Rhine on December 13th, 1918. They left Dierdorf, Germany, on April 18, 1919, on their homeward return, reaching Brest April 27, when they boarded the U.S.S. George Washington, landing in Hoboken, N.J., May 5th, making the trip across the ocean in 8 days. This is perhaps one of the swiftest trips made. There were 6600 soldiers aboard this ship. Lyle Nolop of Alma Center and Walter Duxbury of Hixton were in the same company with Darrow, but Walter got home one day later on account of stopping off at Beloit for the celebration of the homecoming in that city. Black River Falls Banner

W.L. Smith went to Madison on Monday.

Mrs. Chapman purchased the Dwyer Millinery Store.

Emil Mattson transacted business at Minneapolis Saturday.

George Wolff went to La Crosse Monday to spend a few days.

R.J. Glass came home from Mondovi Monday to spend a couple days.

Gordon Mills went to St. Joseph, MO., last week to spend a few days with his folks.

Emil Mattson was at Osseo Monday on business connected with the new condensary there.

Mrs. I.H. Andrews returned home to Clintonville Tuesday after a short visit here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sweetland.

Charles Hubing was home from Ft. Sheridan for a few days last week. He was on a five-day furlough and returned to undergo an operation for appendicitis.

Mrs. Frank Cutter of Lima, Ohio, is visiting her sister at Abbotsford and will be here this week to spend the summer with her mother, Mrs. Mary MacMillan.

Fuddy Hanson, just back from overseas, has taken a position in the Perkins Barber Shop in the First National Bank building, and as a result there will be no more long waiting at this shop.



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