Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin

September 18, 2012 Page 11

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled by Dee Zimmerman


Clark County News


September 1922


The “Light-Six” Studebaker is now available at the Neillsville Garage Co., for only $975, the lowest price it has ever been sold at this year.


All Ford plants will close Sept. 16, if the railroad and coal strikes continue, Henry Ford declared in announcing the plant closing decision.                                                                                    


John Goebel and his threshing crew, of the Granton area, say they have beat the Ratsch Bros. threshing record, which they recorded last week. The Goebel crew, at Fred Vine’s farm, with nine bundle teams hauling grain, threshed out 1,050 bushels in 3 ½ hours, from 7:30 until 11. At the Yankee Bros. they threshed 25 acres, 875 bushels in three hours.


W. Zbinden, proprietor of the Pine Valley Cheese factory, has sold his cheese factory in the Town of York.


Paul Bartell and Andy Bronstad went to Madison Monday to play in Steinmetz’ Eau Claire Cavalry band; they play at the Red Arrow Convention at Madison this week and from there go to Milwaukee to play at the State Fair.


Prohibition Officer Harry Hewett conducted a raid and search on the Rondeau soft drink place last Wednesday afternoon.  The search of the place was not productive of any results, but a quart of moonshine in the Rondeau living rooms above the place of business.  Rondeau was fined $200 for having the moonshine in his possession Monday.


Miss Geraldine Farning returned to her work in Marshfield Monday after spending a week at home.


Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Garlick moved into the city Saturday and Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Buffington and family are moving out on the farm, for which they exchanged the Neillsville Hotel.     


A new Howe ball-bearing auto-truck scales is being installed at the Bruley elevator.  The platform is 22 feet in length, so that a team and wagon can stand on it at the same time, the only reliable method of weighing team-hauled loads. The scales will weigh accurately up to ten tons and are the latest and most approved model.


Willis Enhelder reports the recent sale of Jones Tompkins farm south of Greenwood, 120 acres for $19,000, cash.  It was owned by Mace Ross and was sold to August Kent of Dodge County; the White farm on the 26 Road, near Loyal, 160 acres for $24,000; the Wm. Lyons farm in the same vicinity, 120 acres, sold for $17,000 to August Lambert, and the Somerfeld farm in the Town of Loyal, sold to August Dueysen of Stanley, 120 acres went for $24,000.


The Children’s Home Society of Milwaukee has recently found good homes for several young children in Clark County.  Last week adoption was granted to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pengelly of Spokeville, a little boy and a little girl.  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Senn of Spokeville adopted a little boy and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. P. Miller of Willard adopted a little girl.


County Nurse Nina Brown drove to Colby Saturday with Dr. Mildred Van Cleve to complete the organization of a Community Health Center in that city.  These centers are organized in the state under the provisions of the Shepard-Towner act of Congress, which carries with it a Federal appropriation to those states, which make a similar appropriation. Wisconsin has done this and other cities in the state are now organizing these centers.  They are primarily for maternity purposes to give aid and advice to mothers and small children.  In order to organize a community center, heated and lighted rooms must be supplied by the community, as well as any of the equipment, that costs from $10 to $50. At Colby, the equipment was easily obtained, as a number of the women of that place, took very active interest in the organization.


P. M. Warlum has sold his present residence on the street east of the court house to Marcus Hoesly, Jr.  About 30 acres of land go with the place, making it quite a farm.  Mr. Hoesly will take possession next week.  Mr. Warlum and family are moving to their new residence on East Sixth Street.                            


The second floor of the Clover Leaf Cheese factory, in West Eaton, is being plastered by Peter Platton and when he is finished, it will be a cozy place for the cheesemaker and his wife to live in.


For Rent: The Balch house on North Side, will rent the entire house to one party or in two flats, $25 per month for lower flat and $20 per month for the upstairs flat; two good garages, two big gardens, city water in both flats, good new furnace for the entire house.  See Willis Enhelder or Charlie Crocker.                       


Monday, as Ernest Gloff was driving past the front of the Condensery, a wheel broke off his Ford.


A. B. Marsh will open up his potato warehouse for business on Monday, so bring in your potatoes.


Lovers of the national game of baseball had a rare treat at Loyal Sunday, watching a neck and neck game being played between Loyal and Blair. At the end of nine innings, the score stood at a tie, being tied up again at the end of the tenth with Loyal winning 5 to 4 in the eleventh inning.


September 1942


The summer vacation ended this week for the majority of the 3,700 rural and state graded school children expected to enroll in the 120 schools of Clark County.


In another week their numbers will be swelled to about 7,000 as grade and high school students numbering more than 3,500 will crowd into classrooms.


In spite of an abnormally large turnover in teachers this year, due to the attraction of higher industrial wages and induction and enlistment in the armed services, the rural and state graded schools fared rather better than was expected as late as two weeks ago.                                                                                               


Neillsville is the best place to spend a vacation!  So says Catherine Kiley of Chicago, for it is here that she can have the best time swimming, dancing, roller-skating and playing tennis.  The young woman spent her spring vacation of ten days here and enjoyed it so much that she decided to spend a month of the summer recess in this city. At the end of that period, she decided to remain for the entire summer and manifests her regret that school opens September eighth and that she must return to the city. She is looking forward, however, to the coming holiday season when she will again spend two weeks here.


Hollywood will come to Neillsville for a brief few minutes Saturday afternoon, September 12, when Edward Arnold and Frances Dee, film stars, stop to boost the sale of war stamps and bonds.


Plans for a big public reception for the two stars are being made by James A. Musil, chairman of the county bond and stamp sales, with the cooperation of William Meier, manager of the Adler Theater.


The film stars are expected to arrive here about 3 p.m. Saturday and will make a 10-minute appearance in the downtown area, probably near the post office.  A large crowd is expected in the city for the occasion.


Arnold is well known among movie-goers, for he has appeared in the starring role in several top-ranking pictures, which have played in the local theater.  Miss Dee, while probably not as well known as Arnold, nevertheless is enough better looking to square accounts.  A vivacious brunette, Miss Dee is wifely known as a screen star and has appeared in several pictures shown here.                                                                                   


Something new at Club 10! Eat Chicken in the Straw! Delicious Chicken smothered in French fries!  Order anytime 35¢


Miss Alice Carolyn Thiede, daughter of mr. and Mrs. Ewald Thiede of the Town of Grant, and Clarence Wegner were united in marriage on Sunday, August 30, 1942, at two p.m. at the American Lutheran Church, Granton, Wis.  A reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents.            


In the passing of Mrs. James O’Neill, Jr., on Monday, August 31st, Neillsville loses another of its pioneers, of whom but few remain. 


Mrs. O’Neill, nee Marian Robinsin, was born in Waterville, Maine, coming to Clark County with her parents when she was a small child.  She attended the local schools, preparing herself for the teaching profession at a girls’ school in Davenport, Iowa. She taught in the rural schools of this community for a time, later attending Lawrence College where she studied music.  Being a talented singer, she was very fond of good music.


Following her marriage to James O’Neill, Jr., on June 6, 1876, at Weston Rapids, she studied art in the east on the occasions of her visits to Judge O’Neill’s old home in Ogdensburg, N.Y.  They were the parents of two children: Ernest O’Neill and Marian, Mrs. F. D. Calway.


In her art, as well as in everything she undertook, she aimed at perfection, this being evident in her beautiful work upon canvas and china.


She was a charter member of the Christian Science Church of Neillsville and a loyal observer of the teachings of that faith. The rites were held Wednesday afternoon at Lowe’s.


Mrs. O’Neill is survived by her daughter, Mrs. F. D. Calway and a granddaughter, Miss Marian Calway.


Authorization for the purchase of four new passenger automobiles has been granted by the local war price and rationing board. Those receiving certificates were: W. W. Trindal, Loyal, traveling food salesman; Otto Braun, Colby, farmer and logger; Henry Langreck, Neillsville; and I. E. Svirnoff, Neillsville, livestock buyer.


Tom Paun, who served the community well as milkman in the Nevins area, sold his route to Tony Hantke the past week.  If Tom had stayed with his route until the coming first of February, he would have been on the route for 20 years.  When he first started, he hauled with a team of horses and wagon to Granton where the Condensery has a receiving station. Later, when the Milk Pool started, he hauled for them and now it’s the Milk Pool Cooperative.  His smiling face and cheery, “Good morning,” will be missed by many. Also the no end of accommodations he did for his patrons and those he came in contact with while on his route.                                                        


Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Dartt, Wall, S. D., brother-in-law and sister of Mrs. Walter Larsen, Town of Grant, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kodet, her brother and sister-in-law, Belvidere, S. D., visited at the Larsen home over the weekend.  Mr. Dartt is going into the navy in October, Mr. Kodet joining the army the same month.  


Two youths of Clark County recently enlisted in the navy as the department’s drive for a token crew to man the new U.S.S. Wisconsin.  The youths, who enlisted at the Chippewa Falls recruiting station, are: Fred William Laabs, Jr., 20, of Curtiss and Neil Allen Sheets, 20, of Owen.                                                


 Most of the Clark County August selective service contingent is stationed in Camp Callan, California, near San Diego, according to Everett Skroch, who went from Neillsville with the group. The camp, he writes, is an anti-aircraft replacement-training center and the men expect to be there several weeks.


Mr. and Mrs. Leo Henchen have returned from their wedding journey to Milwaukee and Waukesha.  They have taken up their residence with the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Klauer.


The wedding took place Saturday, September 5, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Globe, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Adolph Schumann, the pastor.  Gertrude Klauer, the bride was accompanied by Miss Elaine Welke, a friend.  Miss Doris Henchen was bridesmaid.  The groom was attended by Herbert Henchen, a brother, as bestman and by Arnold Klauer, cousin of the bride, and Wilbert Henchen, brother of the groom, as groomsmen. 


A 5 o’clock supper was served to about 100 relatives and friends at the home of the bride’s parents.


Roehrborn’s week-end specials: Schwahn’s cut lunch spiced herring, qt. 25¢; Schwahn’s salt herring, 7 lb. jar $1.15; new 1942 crop honey, 9 lb. jar $1.29.


Also - just received, shipment of 100% wool shirts & cotton flannel shirts; they are selling way below replacement cost.


Auction sale on the old Paulsrude Farm, located 1 mile north of Neillsville on the Grand Ave. road, Saturday, Sept 19, starting promptly at 12:30 p.m.


The 40-acre farm and all personal property will be sold to the highest bidder. 9 good cows; 4 shoats, weighing about 100 pounds; Grey Team, 10& 12 years old; Poultry, 125 white leghorn chickens; hay & grain, about 20 tons good hay, 100 bushels oats; 8 acres corn in field; machinery, mower, hay rake, corn sulky, steel truck wagon, plow, smoothing drag, light sleigh, tedder, hay rack, wheelbarrow, milk cans & pails, harnesses, ladder, & other tools.  Also Household articles!


The 40-acre farm; 26 acres plowed, balance pasture with creek; with good basement and hip-roof barn, silo, 8-room house in fine condition                                                                                           


The Rev. George W. Longenecker has come to the regretful conclusion that he will have to give up raising melons. This conclusion has been forced by the depredations of the last few years, committed in his garden.


The worst of the depredations came last week.  At that time some boys from another part of town entered the melon patch at night, trampled down all the vines and picked the melons.  They also pulled cabbages and ruined tomatoes.


None of this did the boys any good, for the melons were green. What they got for their work was the privilege of transporting the melons to the place where they tried them. At that point they necessarily discovered, what Mr. Longenecker already knew, that the melons were not edible.


The end of the melon business at Sunset Point is sorry news to the neighbors and friends of the Longeneckers, as well as to themselves.  But it has finally dawned on Mr. Longenecker that he just can’t grow melons.  He not only loses his crop, but he suffers also the damage of thoughtless feet trampling down the rest of his garden.



A front entrance view of the newly constructed Neillsville High School building as it appeared in the fall of 1954 when its doors were first opened for classes of that year. (This is what our new building looked when I entered my sophomore year at NHS. Dmk)




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