Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
April 3, 2013 Page 12
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
of "Oldies" Articles
Compiled by Dee Zimmerman
Clark County News
Kit Durhams sawmill in Weston has
been sold to Thos. Miller and Charley Kayhart. The logs there will be sold under
the hammer March
A very pleasant surprise party was
held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robt Huyck in the windfall area Tuesday
eve, Feb. 20, 1883. The affair was in honor of their son Aarons 14th
birthday. A few presents from friends were given, namely: an album, from Mr.
and Mrs. Reicher; a silver piece, from Mr. and Mrs. Josh Johnson; a silk
handkerchief, from Edith Breed; a hat, from Charles Cornelius; a cup and saucer,
from Nora Renne. About 60 persons were in attendance, taking in the young people
from Nasonville and around to Greenwood. Dancing and music were kept up until
the wee small hours, all went home happy. Lets go again; for Mr. and Mrs.
Huyck know just how to entertain.
A large pile of stone, nicely
corded, has been placed on Main Street opposite B. Frenchs residence, at which
place Mr. Blakeslee is intending, we hear, to build a store 40 x 80, two
stories, with cellar. It is in a fine location.
Tuesday, Fred French and Alex
Holverson had an unpleasant physical and very forcible demonstration of mutual
ill-will, and the affair got into justice court, yesterday afternoon. There was
a verdict against Mr. French for $5 and costs rendered. He has appealed to the
Marshall Hommel took a straight
drunk in one hand and a disorderly in the other hand, and marched them to jail
Last Friday at 12 oclock the house
of Robert Christie, on his well-known farm, on the highway to Greenwood, was
discovered to be in flames, and was so far in the power of the fire when the
household was aroused, that no effort to save it was made. Christie himself with
wife and family got out alive, and that was about all. As they rushed into a
hallway on the second floor, Robert opened a door leading to the side opposite
from when he came, and as he did so a mass of flame and smoke burst into his
face, and nearly strangled him. He jumped or fell backward and in doing so
knocked his wife and little girl with him, and the three together fell down a
stairway, probably a most fortunate fall. They were out of the house, but
Robert had on nothing but a shirt and in his pants pockets upstairs was money to
the extent of $400. He climbed into the window of his room and got the pants,
but the cash was lost. House and furniture were insured for $1,950, with the
Home Company, which goes far to cover all loss except the cash. Mr. Christie
had made preparations for moving to Dakota this season and had leased his farm,
we do not know if the fire has changed his plans.
Joe Marsh has broken camp on ONeill
Creek, for the reason that Charlie Renne, the foreman, was not tall enough to
look over the top of the snow and keep the men at
Monday afternoon some men drove into
town from northward with a load of straw. They stopped in front of the North
Side hotel and lowered the body of an Indian to the ground and carried the
pitiable burden into the hotel, where warmth and care were found. The Indian
had become chilled and helpless; and the kind-hearted gentlemen who assisted him
deserve praise, Tuesday morning he was all right.
The peoples caucus for the Town of
Pine Valley will take place at the Cornwell schoolhouse next Saturday afternoon
Vice grows by what it feeds upon,
and it is the weakest, silliest sort of policy to suppose that by fostering it
on one side of town, you protect the opposite
Yesterday, a quarter past three, the
Greenwood Stage horses got away from the driver at the Reddan House and indulged
in a most lively and harmless runaway, going west, speeding down eh street full
steam. They were stopped on Hewetts hill, having had their run
The partnership heretofore existing
between Jas. Finnigan and Mrs. A. Burge in the restaurant business on Main
Street was last Friday dissolved by mutual consent; Mr. Finnigan, selling his
interest to Mrs. Burge, who continues as heretofore. She will collect all dues
and pay all debts of the late firm.
A marriage of considerable interest
to Neillsville people took place last week March 22, at the residence of the
father of the bride, C. A. Ackerman, and one of the happiest unions it has been
our pleasure to chronicle. The gentleman and lady in the case were Mr. Henry
Garvin and Miss Belle Ackerman. The mistrial services of Elder Hendren were
called into requisition, and in tying the twain together in the knot matrimonial
he performed a service, which he will always remember with pleasure, as one of
the happiest of his service as a church functionary. Mr. and Mrs. Garvin took
the 6 p.m. train, bound for Merrill, Lincoln County.
serviceman, LaVerne Gaier, writes to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gaier,
Granton, from New Guinea as follows: Ive lost quite a little weight since Ive
been here; everyone has. Its been a long way from a picnic, but things are
turning out all right now.
with the same company. All the fellows from the Ridge are OK, too. The news
reports are sounding better, but it will take a long time, I
At about 4 p.m. Sunday, the roof of
the Mrs. J. F. Vincents house on North Hewett Street was discovered to be on
fire, originating, apparently, by a spark from the chimney.
The flames burned quickly through
the wooden shingles, causing great damage to the attic and the stairway leading
to the third story before the fire was discovered, Mrs. Vincent, who had been
ill, being alone at the time. Mrs. Dorothy Phillips and baby, who had been
staying with Mrs. Vincent, had gone to the town of Washburn to spend the day
Great damage also was done
throughout the house by water, although most of the first floor furniture had
been carried out.
Mrs. Vincent was taken to the home
of a neighbor. Her son, James Vincent, later took her to his home in the Town
of York that evening.
Plans for repairing the structure,
which was built by Mr. and Mrs. Vincent about twenty years ago, have not as yet
been made. The building was
The cupboard is almost completely
bare of 1-A men in Clark County. Except for new arrivals in the lists, the
selective service board at Loyal has gone its limit under its present
instructions. With the March contingent on the way next Monday, and not a full
contingent at that, the selective service board will await the next work from
above. If Uncle Sam wants more men in a considerable number from Clark County,
he will have to take married men with children, and the word as to them, as yet,
is that they are not to be called.
For the month of March Clark County
was asked to furnish 83 men. When the bottom of the cupboard was reached, with
all the shelves bare, 65 men were scraped up. These men were instructed to
report at 9:30 Monday morning, March 15. The bus will leave at 10
The Loyal Volunteer Fire Department
elected officers at a meeting last week. J. T. Christenson was elected chief.
Other officers to serve for the ensuing year are: Fred Church, assistant chief;
and P. F. Voight, secretary-treasurer.
The time has come to stop
temporizing with absenteeism in the shipyards and the airplane factories, or
anywhere else. The time is past for merely studying it, or apologizing for it,
or simply enduring it.
The house naval committee gathered
the facts and they are startling enough. Absenteeism has averaged 7.8 percent
for 81 of our largest shipyards, the yards on which we depend for the building
of enough vessels to keep supplies to those boys we have on far flung fronts and
to win the war.
At what point of the week did this
occur? Mostly, says the navy report, on Saturdays and Mondays. That disposes
the illness apology. Men do not get sick on weekends only. It disposes of
the other alleged causes, such as lack of transportation, bad housing, and
We cannot fight that kind of regime
with coddling. We do not want a work or die order, that is what we are trying
to keep from being imposed on the world, including ourselves, but it is fair to
say to men that they must do their full duty. And always there is a certain
percentage, which for some reason or another, probably mostly thoughtlessness,
must be awakened to their duty by
Little Carol Ann Schiller is ready
for warm weather, being equipped with a grass skirt right from that hot spot,
New Guinea. This skirt was sent to her by her father, Capt. Robert Schiller, who
went through the New Guinea campaign and who is now in Australia. It now
remains for Carol Ann to learn the hula-hula.
Weapons of the navy are being turned
in for the next two weeks at both banks in Neillsville. This is the drive, made
upon the urgent request of the navy, to provide weapons for training and guard
duty, in order that the service weapons may all go to combat locations.
Weapons of all sorts are needed.
Those supplying them will be given receipts. They are donations, with the
possibility that, so far as practicable, they will be returned after the war.
Supervision of the campaign was,
upon motion of Mr. Musil, placed in the hands of the Kiwanis committee on
Frank Quesnell is selling his lunch
car, the All Aboard, in Neillsville and proposes to return to railroading. He
will go to Milwaukee on or about April 1 and will work as a brakeman on the
Milwaukee Road. He worked on the road when he was young, before he struck into
the restaurant business and is attracted by the present demand for railroad
Mr. Quesnell will retain his home in
Neillsville. His family will remain here, at least until the early summer. His
daughter Anna Mae will graduate with the class of 1943. Mary Imelda is in the
fourth grade and Billy is in the first grade.
Mr. Quesnells break with
Neillsville, though made by choice, carried with it many regrets, because of the
pleasant associations of 13 years, during which he and his family have taken
root here. His reputation of fairness and good will led to his selection for
the city council, as a member of which he has made a constructive contribution
to the community.
The lunch car and business has been
purchased by Mrs. Julia Reber, who will take possession, April 1st.
In the early 1930s Frank Quesnell
placed a used passenger railroad car along the east side of Hewett
Street, next to the south side of the railroad track, remodeling it
into a lunch car. The unique diner became a good place to eat,
besides being a novelty to the community. The business was sold to
Julia Reber in 1943, continuing to operate for a few more years.
Gertrude Annette Hansen of
Neillsville has completed basic training at the first Womens Army Auxiliary
Cops training center at Fort Des Moines, Ia., and has been selected for
specialist training in bakers and cooks school. By filling an important
behind-the-lines job, she will release a soldier for combat duty.
Meeting of the Knot Hole Club was
held at its regular place. The meeting was called in honor of Capt. Oscar Gluck,
organizer of the club, whose birthday was celebrated. Members present included
vice president john Cigar Gloff and the newly elected sec-treas., Bill Dux,
looking for a wife; Cooney Dux, the rector, always to be found wherever there is
a dollar; Ray Paulson, adv. mgr.; Pete Warlum, auditor; Garald Hart, newly
appointed to the entertainment committee: Elton Imig, the speaker; Paul Skroch,
the club doctor; and waitresses, Genevieve Linster, Ruth Skroch, Mrs. Paul
Skroch and Mrs. Matt Scherer. The meeting adjourned for the duration of the
war. After the meeting, lunch was served, which was Cannibal Sandwiches (raw
hamburger), smoked liver sausage, cheese and fish. Food prepared by Brother
Hart. After the lunch all present sang God Bless America. The clubs motto is
One for all and all for one. The club has 4 service stars.
Point values for meat, butter, and
cheese rationing were made public Tuesday. Each person is entitled to 16 points
per week, with the points cumulative for one month, but not longer. Point values
are as follows: one pound steak, 8 points; one pound hamburger, 5; one pound
liver sausage, 6; one pound cheese, 8; one pound butter, 8.
If there is a Black Market in meat
in Clark County, Uncle Sam is out to find it and put an end to it.
All persons butchering four-footed
livestock, whether on farms or in abattoirs, and all dealers in livestock will
operate on permits. Butchers will be limited in extent of their operations to
their volume in the year. Whenever they sell meat at wholesale, it must be
marked, and they must receive ration coupons of corresponding amount, which they
must turn over to the OPA.
The effect of this is to bring all
butchering operations under rationing and to brand all other operations as being
clearly of the Black Market
Harts Southside Grocery, Weekend
Specials: Herring, 7 lb. jar $1.20; 2-11 oz. pkg Corn flakes 17’ Cottage Cheese,
lb. 17’; Winesap Apples 3 lbs. 30’; Chickens 4 lb. avg 30’; we buy Eggs & paying
$10.00 per case.
Farm Auctions, this coming week:
March 22 - Clyde Raine, proprietor, farm located ½ mile east of Neillsville, or
the first farm near the fairgrounds. Tuesday, March 23 - Charles Fenske,
proprietor, farm located ½ mile south and 1 miles east of
A Victory Garden contest, for the
city of Neillsville, will be sponsored by the Kiwanis club, with prizes offered.
Plans will be made by the committee on agriculture, headed by F. A. Prange.
Miss Bettie Osgood of the Wood
County Normal has been doing her practice teaching at the Merry Vale School in
the Town of York, under the supervision of Mrs. Cecilia Poziombke for the past