Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
February 4, 2009 Page 20
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Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
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At Columbia Hall, Feb. 19, music by H. C. Harrows of Merrillan, and P. G. McKinney of Columbia; Dance tickets will be 50’, dance and supper is 75’. Winters and Schmidt, Managers
Friday evening, Feb. 5th, the Forrester Team of Iron Wedge Camp, M.W.A. will give a dance at Woodman Hall, music furnished by Ruth Whitcomb, Mae Phillips and Arthur Haugen. This dance will be conducted in an orderly manner and no rowdiness will be tolerated. This Friday night dance will take place of the regular dance usually scheduled for Saturday night. The dances will be given at different times through out the winter and will no doubt prove to be much enjoyment. Turn out and have a good time. The admission will be 50’ per couple.
Tuesday night a party of about 50 of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buddenhagens friends drove out to their home northeast of the city and gave them a surprise party. They took along eatables and exuberant spirits, not the bottled kind, and the evening was spent in a highly enjoyable manner.
Granton saloons will be closed on Sundays, by the decision of a committee, but the committee does not seem to want the names of its members to become published.
A daughter of Editor and Mrs. Crothers is sick with scarlet fever. The house is under quarantine. George is deathly afraid of any contagious diseases and he has taken to the woods, being temporarily located in his boys Shanty back in the woods, sleeping on a cot, until such time as he can go back home. Ed Short is the chief cook at the camp.
Gilbert Johnson and Len Howard, while in Milwaukee, made arrangements for the agency of the Reo autos and will soon have three cars at Howard & Seifs for sale. The Reo is one of the high-grade cars, but what is more attractive about them is that they are sold at reasonable prices. $1,000 buys one of their finest touring cars, and their reliability and strength was demonstrated in the gliding tour when a Reo came through with a perfect score.
The following notice was tacked to the gatepost of an irate farmer in a nearby county: Notice, Trespassers will be persecuted to the full extent of 2 mean mongel (mongrel) dogs, which aint never been overly soshibil to strangers and 1 dubble barl shotgun, which aint loaded with soft pillows. Darned if I aint tired of this hel-raisin on my property.
The C. & N. W. Railway Co. has introduced a labor saving device in the way of a handcar operated by a gasoline engine. The car is being placed on all branches of the Northwestern system. The cars travel as far in three-quarters of an hour whereas two men must pump a handcar in two hours. The new car saves time and it saves wear and tear on the crews employed. It will be a great saver in time as a large portion of a section crews time has been spent in pumping a handcar to move down the tracks. Three men were needed on a handcar, whereas now only two men will be needed on the gasoline engine powered car.
Oranges can be purchased at S. Jacobsons store for only 50’ a peck, or 25’ for one-half a peck, which is a deal, like we never heard of before. (A peck is one-fourth of a bushel, so that was a lot of oranges for 50’. DZ)
The bread-baking contest, which was conducted by A. B. Marsh for the purpose of advertising the celebrated Gold Medal flour, attracted most unusual attention among the ladies. There were 93 entries, the winners having been announced last week. There were many kinds of bread as to shape and size and it took the three judges; Mesdames Greenleaf Redmond, H. M. Root and C. A. Youmans about an hour to sort over and pick out three winners.
The George Washington Birthday Party held Monday evening at the residence of host Sheriff Eunson was a success, with 200 being present. The unique decorations of the rooms and dining table, the art gallery, the photo studio were in. The several contests, colonial songs, the refreshments, and the kindly courtesy of the host, united in making the occasion one that Neillsville young people will not soon forget.
Colonist Tickets are on sale daily, March 1st to April 30, 1909. Cost is $33.65 from Neillsville to California via the Northwestern Line.
About 20 shanties have been moved up to Dells Dam for the workers who are expected to start on the project soon.
February 1936 (1939)
Glen White, well known young man of Neillsville, will take over the management of Chapmans Cafι on Fifth Street, it has been announced. The kitchen will be under the supervision of his mother, Mrs. W. H. White. Both Mr. White and his mother have had considerable experience in restaurant work. Mr. Chapman plans to continue to operate the bar.
An inventory of big game animals for 1937, recently completed by the United States biological survey in cooperation with local and state agencies, placed Wisconsin fifth among the states. Wisconsin had 324,000 white-tailed deer and 2,000 black bears, according to the survey. Michigan ranked first with 878,000 big game animals, including 874,000 white-tailed deer, 2,500 black bears, 1,000 moose, eight buffalo and five elk; Pennsylvania ranked second; California third and Minnesota, fourth. Delaware is the only state in which no big game animals were reported.
Work of wrecking the J. B. Lowe & Son furniture store building, destroyed January 16 by fire, which took the life of Mrs. J. B. Lowe, 77, was progressing during the last week and is expected to be completed late this month or early in March.
The wrecking contract was let to Herman Hagen, who is being helped by Kenneth Metcalf, both of near Neillsville. They started the work last Saturday.
Neillsville volunteer firemen, preceding their month meeting last Monday night, entertained several Granton Firemen and others from that village at a feed at the fire hall in appreciation for their aid in fighting the Lowe fire. Among the Granton men attending were Chief Charles Bladl, Arlo Lautenbach, Elmer Marg, Roland Quicker, Vernon Peterson, Chester Finnegan, William Schmidtke, Sam Schroeder, Fred Dahl, Leonard St. Dennis and Arnold Garbisch.
A few who aided the Neillsville volunteers were not able to be present: Assistant Chief Lloyd L. Spry and Herman Schoengarth.
Buy your Oshkosh BGosh union made Overalls, short or fat or thin or tall, Oshkosh BGosh fits them all! A guaranteed fit, for only $1.36 each at Berger & Quinlans store
New, Different & Delicious Frosty-Fruit Ice Cream Cake, all ice cream, topped with delicious toasted macaroon icing, grand new taste for dinners, parties, and bridge nights. It serves 8 generous portions for only 39’. Order one today from the Neillsville Dairy.
Neillsville city aldermen at their meeting in the city hall last Tuesday voted to purchase the O. E. Counsell lot on the corner of Oak and Sixth Streets. The lot will be used for storage of city supplies and equipment.
The lot, 104 feet by 90 feet, was offered for $200. However, about $26 is due to the city for curb and gutter work done along the property last year, brings the actual cash outlay for the lot to about $174.
Mrs. Caroline Lustig passed away at the County Farm in the Town of York at about midnight Thursday, February 16, after three months illness. She was born Caroline Schlinsog, November 24, 1851 in Germany and was 87 years, 2 months and 22 days old at the time of her death, which was caused primarily by old age.
The deceased came to America at the age of three years, settling at Cedarburg, Wis., in 1854 and three years later came to the Town of Grant.
She was united in marriage to Ernest Fred Lustig of the Town of Grant June 14, 1871. To them six children were born, three sons and three daughters, five of whom, with her husband, preceded her in death. One son, Fred Lustig of Minneapolis survives.
Mr. and Mrs. Lustig became charter members of St. Johns Lutheran congregation of Neillsville when the church was organized September 6, 1886. Mrs. Lustigs name and photograph were given a place of honor in the congregations Golden Jubilee booklet of 1936, as a surviving charter member. She held the distinction of being a charter member of the St. Johns Lutheran Ladies Aid, becoming a member when it was first organized, October 30, 1887. For the past five years she was an honorary member, being active up to that time.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 20, 1:30 p.m. at the Jaster Funeral Home and 2 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Rev. William A. Bauman officiating.
Interment was made in the Mapleworks cemetery of the Evangelical Church of Granton, where her husband, buried 40 years ago, was the first person interred in that cemetery.
The old-fashioned man, who took pride in currying his driving horse once a day, now has a son who operates an eight-cylinder car and forgets to change the oil every 2,000 miles.
Jack Creek Square News:
A group of the older folks from here attended a dancing party given by the Odd Fellows Lodge at their hall in Neillsville, Saturday night. Those who attended are as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Bergen Smith, Mr. and Mrs. George Noel, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frantz and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Foote. They report they had a very enjoyable evening. Sunday morning some of the younger set shook their sagely heads and murmured something to this effect: I wonder what is going to become of this older generation? Dancing until 2:30 a.m.! Shocking to say the least!
Starting Sunday, February 19, Chapmans Cafι will be serving Sunday Dinners. They will have a Potato Pancake Supper on Friday night, February 17. Chow Mein Dinners are served every Saturday night.
Robert Reimer, owner of the local Coast-to-Coast store, with Mr. Martinek, are leaving for Minneapolis to attend the annual convention of Coast-to-Coast store owners to be held at the Nicollet Hotel on Feb. 20 and 21. The annual convention this year marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Coast-to-Coast stores organization.
Charles Very, who has charge of the personnel of the O & N Lumber Company of this district, and C. W. Stumpf, coal salesman, visited Neillsville Thursday. They traveled close together that day on account of the storm, prepared to assist each other if necessary. They told the story to a group of salesmen who waited all that morning in a nearby hotel, their knowledge of the road conditions being based entirely on radio reports. Shortly after dinner a salesman entered the hotel and when it was learned that he had just driven from Menomonie, the salesmen looked at each other then at the traveler and asked, Since when?
Why Ive been out all morning, the roads are fine, was the answer, whereon checkers, cribbage and solitaire games were quickly abandoned and the caravan moved on its way.
The body of Arnold Yankees snowmobile was burned Sunday in the Town of Weston where Mr. Yankee, Henry Collins, Joe Struensee and Howard Stillwell had gone trying to locate a hound lost in that township. Mr. Stillwell was in the vehicle alone at the time, as the other three men had cut through the woods with plans to meet him on the Globe Road. It is believed the fire started when the vehicle backfired.
Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Balch received a message stating Gwin A. Whitney, 45, passed away Sunday evening at Duluth where he was convalescing after several months of being ill. He was president of the Merritt-Champman and Scott Corporation, New York City and the Whitney Construction Company, Superior and Duluth. The Whitney Company was originally operated by his father, William Whitney, who was a pile driver on the trestle construction work for the first railroad that was built into Neillsville. Mrs. Whitney, now Mrs. H. V. Gaard, was Miss Esther Gwin of Loyal before her marriage and has visited in Neillsville many times.
To turn farm renters into buyers and sell 500 farms to Wisconsin farmers this year is the aim of Federal Land Bank field men who have returned to their homes in Wisconsin after a three-day real estate conference in St. Paul.
An increasing demand for farms and greater resources for buying were revealed. For instance there was an increase of 90% in 1938 in the number of all-cash offers received for farms by the bank. One out of every four farms bought was paid for in full at time of purchase. Cash paid down on time contracts increased more than eight percent over 1937.
In Wisconsin 545 farms were sold last year, an all-time high for the state and a gain of better than 96 percent over 1937.
Miss Hed, Home Economics instructor at Neillsville High School, conducted an adult sewing class at the home of Mrs. Paul Spaete, in Granton. Several ladies were in attendance and learned a great deal about tailor made clothes.
Melvin Thomas has completed moving his property to his farm near Greenwood. Since Harry Lockman moved to Chili last fall and the Thomas have left Columbia, this leaves only one of the three dwelling places that occupied our so-called Wall Street. The street was originally the business street of Columbia.
The Coast-to-Coast store was located on the east side (right side in photo) of Hewett Street in the third building north of the Fifth Street intersection in the 1950s.
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