Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

 October 14, 1993 Page 28

 Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Good Old Days" Articles 



Good Old Days  




By Dee Zimmerman


Last week, Thompson and Dorn traded their garage business, in the Howard building, to August Bitoff for his farm in Columbia.  Mr. Bitoff is a mechanic and experienced garage man.  He will continue working for the new owners.


Notice to Public – Sealed proposals will be received up to 8 o’clock p.m. Saturday, October 8, 1921, at the Board of Education of the village of Willard, Wisconsin, for the sale of the present two room frame school building belonging to School District No. 5 Hendren and which is located at Willard, Wisconsin.


Chicken Pie Supper – The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will serve their annual chicken pie supper in the church parlors Thursday, October 13, 1921.  Menu: Chicken pie, baked squash, mashed potatoes, gravy, cabbage salad, jelly, pickles, pumpkin pie and coffee – price 50 cents.


Cabbage Harvest – The Neillsville Canning Company has started cutting cabbage and is prepared to buy all that is brought in to their cannery.


Ploughing Match at Amber – A Clark and Taylor county ploughing match will be held September 28, six miles north and one mile west of Withee.


J.G. Zimmerman Co. adds a new Department – Almost one-half of the basement of the Zimmerman store has been rebuilt and the new room will used for ladies ready-to-wear.


Auto Stolen – Thursday night someone entered R. Lynch’s garage at his home in Levis and stole his Ford car.  Mr. Lynch’s

fine Lexington car also stood in the garage, but for some reason the thief took the Ford.  R. L. French’s new Ford also stood on the barn floor but was not meddled with.


Cheap Lumber to Sell – Do you want good cheap lumber?  I have all kinds of hardwood lumber, also pine.  Pine siding, $48.00 per thousand; pine boards, $40.00, a mile and a half east of Tioga station.


Warning – The law now requires that there must be two lights on all autos at night and lit so that they may be seen.  This law must be complied with in Neillsville.


New Bridge Accepted – The city and Town of Pine Valley accepted the new bridge over Black River at Grand Avenue.  The bridge was tested by running two steam rollers over the bridge side by side and over 4 inch plank. The weight of the two rollers was 24 ton and the bridge seemed to have stood the test in excellent manner.


The new bridge is that which replaced the one which went down last year (1920) and was built at a cost of over $31,000.  It is a fine looking structure and built of solid concrete with steel re-enforcing.


Service Station for Neillsville – Work has quietly been progressing in Neillsville for several weeks past, in organizing, here a branch of the Northern Wisconsin Oil Co., and the local organization is now complete.  Mr. F. C. Langfeldt and Mr. J. H. Shields who have had charge of the organization work announced Tuesday that their work is practically finished.


This Week’s building, diagonally across the corner from Paulson’s garage (5th & Grand Avenue), has been purchased.  The wooden building therein has been sold to J. L. Neverman who will move it off and convert it into dwellings.  A beautiful fireproof building will be put up on the corner.


Gasoline, kerosene, and a full line of lubricating greases and oils will be carried at the station.  Two tank wagons will be put on the roads for country trade.  The station will be open till 9 p.m. in winter, and 10 p.m. in summer.


(Corrections on the Congregational Church Sunday School Class photo of two weeks ago: Fred Timler lives in Loyal and Frances Schwinler, Minneapolis; also Harland Kintzele’s name was misspelled.)


A Bridge Club of the early 1920’s, left to right are: Fern Robinson, Esther Parry, Jean Dwyer, Deal Beardsly, Hazel Brown, Helen Crocker, Agnes Paulson, and Mary Rude.  The 20’s was an era of the marcelled hair.  Each of the ladies had the Marcel, an artificial hair wave, which could have been done at the beauty parlor in preparation for the studio photograph.  Sometimes, women marcelled their hair themselves, by using a marcelling iron that was placed in the chimney of a kerosene lamp to heat the iron before placing it in their hair to set the ware.  Presently there are eight or nine bridge clubs in Neillsville.  So, after seventy years, the game of bridge is still thriving and testing the minds of those who enjoy playing the card game.



Snyder Lake and Golf Course Club house aerial view of early 1930’s (Photos courtesy of Clark County Historical Society, Jail Museum and Snyder Collection).



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