Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
May 6, 2009 Page 16
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
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Clark County News
Mr. Eilert, of Humbird, who has bought the brewery in Neillsville, is soon to move his family here. He will convert his Humbird brewery into a malt house and manufacture beer here in large quantities. When the railroad is built through here it will enable him to reach the market on the Central Railroad, which will greatly increase his business.
Mr. W. H. Mead, of the firm of Mead & Printis, returned to the Town of Warner last week with his horses and some other portion of camp outfits. He brought with him about 35 horses. The firm has been logging on the upper waters of the Chippewa River. They had five camps and put in about ten or fifteen million logs. Rumor says that the firm has made a big haul this season.
There will be a dance at the Maple Works Hall Friday evening, April 11. Tickets for the Dance, 50’. An excellent supper will be furnished at 50’ per couple. The Maple Works Quadrille Band will provide the music. Everybody is invited.
(The Maple Works community was located on the northern part of what is now the Village of Granton. D.Z.)
Anyone who wishes to raise large chickens can get eggs for hatching by calling on Fred Reitz, at the clothing store below the ONeill House. He has some fine Patridge and Cochins, as nice a chicken variety that can be found in this part of the state.
Gus Rushmer was elected Town Clerk and Justice of Peace at the recent Dorchester town election. The right man is in the right place.
Mr. W. Lyon has purchased Mr. Nashs residence on the West Side of Dorchester. Schneffer Bros. have bought the building used as a store by O. D. Van Dusen & Co. The company will build during the summer.
F. M. Clough, of Chippewa Falls is introducing in this city, the famous Electric light lamp, which burns coal oil. It never breaks a chimney and better still it never explodes. Do not fail to see Mr. Clough to get a good lamp.
For Sale: The farm of Andrew Ross, in the Town of Pine Valley, two miles south of Neillsville, 80 acres of which 30 are cleared with good house and barn, a never failing spring of water, good fence and other features. Mr. Ross, on account of poor health, desires to sell on this account.
Young men always seem to think that some place in the distance is better than home. In some localities this is true. But a man will have to search a long while to find a country better adapted to the poor man than Clark County, or a better country for a young man to get a start in life.
The summers boom has set in. A. W. Loy has sold several portions of his land on the other side of Black River, just opposite the north foot of Grand Avenue, on which will be built several houses during the summer. They intend to try and get about 30 or 40 families over there as soon as possible. Then an effort will be made to have a bridge put in. If the city continues to push into the underbrush on the North Side, a couple of years more they will have a big town on that side. Let the boom continue.
Fred Mick has started a cooper shop near ONeill Creek, just north of the brewery. The shop employs two men on tight work and one man on flour barrel work. The tight work consists of beer barrels for the brewery. This is a new industry for Neillsville and it is hoped that it will be continued. There is no reason why a large cooper shop should not be operated here. The work could be done as it is done in several towns. The barrels, or rather kegs, can be made and then knocked down, each keg tied in a bundle for shipping. The work of again setting up does not cost as much as the saving made on freight amounts to.
Colby News: F. Brott returned from his trip to Milwaukee on Friday. He has purchased the press, vat and other apparatus for his cheese factory and will soon have it ready to manufacture the milky compound. This is a venture that will work for the farmers of this section, better than most any other industry.
Experience in older settled portions of the state has proven that where cheese factories have been started, farmers who were in debt at the time now have money to loan and besides their farms have been improved instead of worn out.
Colby has two meat markets, but meat is such a scarce article in town that some parties have taken to the woods in search of wild flesh.
Elected officers of the Town of Sherwood are: John Fluegel, Chairman; Clarence Freedlund, Clerk; Albert Gall, Treasurer; Francis Jacobson, Assessor; and George Burdick and Max Falk, Supervisors.
Walter Keller who sings with the Casa Nova orchestra, a 14-piece group of musicians at Richmond, Virginia, announces that they are now playing at the Ball Room Night Club and are broadcasting every Tuesday night over WRVA at 1:30 to 12 p.m., Central Standard Time.
The Town of Weston at its meeting Tuesday, decided to raise the wages of common labor from 22 ½ to 30 cents an hour and the pay of men with teams of horses from 40 to 50 cents an hour. The Town of Weston which has a surplus of $7,200 on hand voted to raise no money for local purposes.
(Men and teams of horses were hired by townships to work on graveling the town roads at that time. D.Z.)
Spring is in the air as the baseball fever prevails. The Tioga team practiced on their local diamond Sunday. Lets all give the boys support by making it a successful season.
The sound of Tom Wrens sawmill whistle awoke the echoes and the Pine Valley farmers Monday morning. Tom has quite a roll-a-way of logs to be cut.
Otto Lewerenz has cut off the overhanging eaves and cornice of the canopy in front of his filling station so that large vans and trucks may get in for service.
Wednesday evening, Glen Gerhardt, of West Pleasant Ridge community, took a group of young people to a contest at the Neillsville High School. During the evening his car disappeared. The next day it was found north of town in a ditch. The thief or thieves had apparently upset it when attempting to turn around and had abandoned the car. There was quite a bit of damage to the car.
Yellowley, head of the Industrial Alcohol Bureau for the Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin district, announced recently that 33 men are to be added to his staff of 55. A drive against illicit stills will be instituted.
The Curtiss State Bank has been given permission by the State Banking Commission to establish a branch at Owen. Owen has been without banking facilities since Oct. 13, when the State Bank of Owen was closed. A. M. Erickson, cashier of Curtiss, will be in charge of the Owen branch.
Fishing licenses were sent to 20 cities, villages and towns in Clark County, Monday by County Clerk Calvin Mills. All fishermen who use rods and reels will have to supply themselves with a license at the cost of $1 or face the possibility of being arrested by conservation officials.
Any non-resident, male or female, over 16 years old, must have a fishing license, costing $3, before he or she can fish in Wisconsin waters. Residents of Wisconsin, male or female more than age 18, must have a $1 license to fish with rod and reel, but not if they use the old cane pole. The resident license is good from May 1, 1934 to April 30, 1935, while the non-resident permit is good from May 1 to December.
Although the county does not have fish shipping coupons for non-residents on hand, they can be obtained if anyone wants them. The books, containing three coupons, cost $2 per book.
While the sucker and red horse fishermen already have been trying their luck, the game fishermen are looking forward to the opening of the trout season May 1.
The elm hedge, which has long raced the driveway at the Joe Baer residence at the corner of Clay and Fifth streets, was dug up and transplanted along the east end of Hawthorne Hills Golf Course along Highway 10.
A shower of mud greeted this community Saturday night and left a layer of dust and grit over buildings and windows. Motorists reported they were forced to stop frequently to wipe the muddy water off their windshields. People who were out during the shower later found their clothes speckled with mud spots. The heavy dust storms, reported in western states, are blamed for the phenomenon.
D. M. Ohnstad, physical and educational director at the Lake Arbutus CCC camp, called at the county superintendents office to confer with Mr. Millard relative to a plan to teach grade and high school work at the camp for the benefit of the young men who have not completed these courses. If the plan can be carried out, Mr. Millard may go down about once each week to help organize the work. The teaching staff, it is said, could be selected from among those at the camp who are qualified to teach.
Bud West has a job offered to him in Nebraska, so he, Victor Braatz and Raymond Kurth left for Nebraska Monday morning.
William Vollrath, an old and prominent citizen of the Town of Mead, had two strokes of paralysis last week and is very low. His son, Bernard was called home from Detroit, coming to Chicago by aeroplane, then by car here.
Clayton and Myron Turner were in Marshfield last Thursday night for a banquet and business meeting put on by the Marshfield Oil Company. They reported a very fun time with a good feed and lots of free beer.
Rush County, which was visited by serious forest fires last year, received a shock last week when it learned that it must pay one-half of the $20,000 spent in fighting the fires. Many of the fire wardens, it was said, were surprised to learn that the county must pay half the bill, which is to be charged back to the towns where the fires occurred.
Clark Countys fire fighters expense last year was $1,500, according to County Clerk Calvin Mills.
A number of relatives and friends gathered at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shilts, in the Town of Washburn, where the Shilts couple celebrated their 52md wedding anniversary Friday, April 13th.
A bountiful wedding supper was served at 7 oclock with a delicious wedding cake, which was also the table centerpiece, the cake having been baked by their granddaughter, Norene Savage.
Mr. and Mrs. Shilts are hale and hearty, although they are both past 79 years of age, and are still able to carry on the farm work where they have lived for the past 35 years.
Richard Hegey of Loyal has been awarded third place in a model plane contest conducted by United Airlines, the Boeing Airplane Company and Popular Aviation magazine. Hegeys price is to be a 2,000 mile flight on the airline.
Replicas of the big Boeing airlines were submitted by youths in a contest held in Chicago in March.
Neillsville became headquarters for the second portable talking motion picture show this week, when John Wagner started out with a portable movie outfit. Mr. Wagner, who is accompanied by Elwood Seller, opened Saturday night at Spencer. Last week Durrel Gotchling started with his portable movie outfit. He had a show at Chili Saturday night to try out his equipment before going to Alma Center where his movie circuit starts.
April 17, the State Bank of Withee received official notice from the Wisconsin Banking commission that it was authorized to release all of its deferred deposits, which amounts to nearly $80,000.
The State Bank of Withee began operations as a stabilized bank on Oct. 18, 1932 and since that time its officers have been steadily at work to bring the banks business back to normal. About 20 percent of the banks deferred deposits were paid. The remaining 80 percent is now cleared and will be made available for use, the $80,000 to its customers.
The banks deposits are now $180,000 with total assets of $240,000, making it one of the larger banks in the county. It is capitalized for $30,000 and has a surplus with undivided profits of little less than $8,000.
The State Bank of Withee was organized in 1902 and for the past 32 years has been serving its patrons of this community. Since the closing of the Bank in Owen, the Withee Bank has been banking headquarters for many Owen business places and citizens of the city. The officers of the bank are John Christensen, president; Charles Buss, vice president; C. H. Beilfuss, Cashier; and Miss Natalie Scherf, Assistant Cashier.
(The financial Crash of 1929 closed some banks but fortunately most Clark County Banks remained stable enough to eventually recover their losses, which enabled them to reimburse their customers, taking four or more years time. D.Z.)
S. H. Van Gorden & Son elevator has 300 bushels Minnesota No. 13 Seed Corn, or Golden Glow Seed Corn for $1.45 per bushel. Germination at 99%
Moose Lodge Waffle Supper, serving waffles, syrup, sausage and coffee for 25’ a plate, Saturday, April 21 at Moose Hall.
An Enviable catch of fish landed by four Greenwood residents was recorded in this photo, taken circa 1920.
(Photo courtesy of Tom and Betty Barr)
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