Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
August 10, 2016, Page 9
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
Index of "Oldies" Articles
Compiled by Dee Zimmerman
Clark County News
Robert Gates of Milwaukee, son of Jas L. Gates, will donate $150 for a city fountain to be located on the depot grounds. The donor was born in Neillsville and always retained a great interest in the citys welfare. It is a neat and appropriate gift and one, which our citizens will appreciate.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Listeman of Chicago, accompanied by their daughter Virginia, of Berlin, Germany and their sons Paul and Franz, of New York and Fritz, of Chicago, arrived here Friday for a two week visit with their son Kurt and wife.
The Omaha Railway has stationed a flagman at the Hewett Street crossing to warn passing teams of the approaching trains.
Mayor Carl Rabenstein has purchased the Reitz Building on Hewett Street below the ONeill House and intends to enlarge it by moving back the building now occupied by the clothing store and erecting a two-story front, the lower part of which he will rent for business purposes, and the upper part will be occupied by the Deutsch Amerikaner newspaper office.
Last week, C. A. Youmans threshed 2,193 bushels of oats, a yield of 50 bushels to the acre, machine measure. He hauled 504 sacks of oats to town, the sacks averaging 86 ½ pounds or about 2 bushels per sack.
Last Friday a young man calling himself George Taylor hired a bicycle from L. G. Masters, then hired out on the railroad crew and was furnished by the foreman with a full dinner pail. He then disappeared. He is probably watching the wheels go round in some remote locality. He is wanted by the sheriff who has a warrant for him.
It is reported that a rattlesnake three and a-half feet in length was killed last week on Mert Palmers farm west of the river.
Art Gress removed the south span of the Grand Avenue Bridge, which goes across the Black River, last week. A new iron bridge will replace the old structure.
Wednesday, Will Neff straightened the bars in the jail window, bent by the escaping burglars. He said they must have had the aid of a jack-screw.
John and Frank Dwyer have leased the Blue Front building west of the Neillsville Bank and are fitting it up for a meat market. The interior is being thoroughly over-hauled, cleaned, and painted and will be in spick and span condition. They will employ a competent butcher and expect to be open for business before Sept. 1st.
There were six men with teams of horses, which started from Levis Thursday for North Dakota. They will drive to St. Paul, shipping by train for the remainder of their trip.
There will be a harvest dance at Granton, Saturday evening, August 31. Fergusons Orchestra, of Merrillan, will furnish the music. There are all indications of a good time.
On Friday, a party from the city consisting of Mrs. D. Brown and Mrs. E. O. Wilcox and their respective families made a pilgrimage to Mrs. Thos. Reeds farm on Pleasant Ridge, for an old-fashioned visit. In the evening the farm team was hitched to a wagon equipped with a hayrack and the ride to town was prolonged by driving around an extra corner or two, while the ladies serenaded with the good old songs, to the appreciative listeners as they traveled along the road.
Chas Potter, a professional hobo, was given thirty days in jail before Justice Dudley, Wednesday, for stealing a pair of pants at The Fair Store. Sheriff Campbell bought the pants from him for twenty-five cents and then took the trusting crook into custody.
Ole Hauge has rented the building on Sixth Street near the brewery, from Richard Braatz of Grant, and about Sept. 4, he will open a boarding house. There is quite a demand at present for boarding accommodations.
Sheriff Campbell has a curiosity in the form of a pistol that has been in the family for more than a hundred years. It is one of a brace that in ye olden days was supposed to be a gentlemans weapon of defense. The handle is set with elaborate work but as a shooting iron the ancient pistol would appear worthless, even for train robbing.
George Andrew Stigleman and Bertha Wallace, of Town of Washburn; Daniel Fahey of Eaton and Flossie Garvin, of Loyal village; August C. Wagner of Pine Valley, and Amelia Anna Riedel, of Grant.
The Clark County Sunday School convention meets today at Dells Dam Church. A very interesting program will be carried out.
J. E. Ferguson of Spokane, Wash., stopped in Neillsville recently to visit the city of his birth for the first time since he left 60 years ago, Mr. Fergusons father, J. W. Ferguson, was an early postmaster of Neillsville, serving under Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes, and was an organizer of the citys first National Guard unit, the old Company A.
Services will be held next Sunday evening at the union Church in Granton for the dedication of an altar, pulpit, and chairs. The guest speaker will be Dr. Crosby of Owen. The address of presentation will be made by William L. smith, who with Mrs. Smith gave the pulpit and chairs. The address of acceptance will be made by Miss Ruth Pietenpol. The altar is the gift of the Circle ladies.
The services of dedication begin at 8 p.m.
A program commemorating the close of World War II will be held in Neillsville Wednesday evening, August 14.
It was on that date one year ago, that news flashed around the world that the Japanese had accepted the unconditional surrender terms of the United States and her allies. It marked the capitulation of the last of the Axis powers.
Noisy, spontaneous celebrations broke out in cities large and small throughout the nation. In Neillsville, an endless, hilarious parade lasted far, far, into the night.
In commemoration of this event, the program arranged will include a concert by the Neillsville High School Band and a brief address by Lt. Co. Roy Lupient of Marshfield. Colonel Lupient served for some time with the Service Company, and is well known by those first local men to face the Japanese armies in the Southwest Pacific. Since his return from the wars, Colonel Lupient has been called upon for addresses by groups throughout Central Wisconsin.
The program will start with the band concert at 8:15 p.m. on the courthouse lawn.
(It was then the first anniversary of peace from World War II, a time to rejoice. Today, that anniversary date of importance, is forgotten by most of our citizens. DZ)
Silver Dome Ballroom Dances:
Romy Gosz with The Polka kings, Thursday, Aug. 8th; Eddie Barrows Country Gentlemen Orchestra, Saturday, Aug. 10th for the Bob Horswill Dance; Coming Thursday, Aug. 15th, Whoopee John.
Bowling begins at the Neillsville Recreation Center, Tuesday, Aug. 20. Open at 2 p.m.
Most of us can remember what Neillsville was without bowling. It certainly was not so interesting as it is today.
As summer sports begin to wane and as the fall brings a nip to the air, we take to the Neillsville Recreation and spend many hours in the healthful and interesting sport.
And how we have taken to it! So completely that Neillsville ranks as one of the first bowling cities of its size in the United States.
The popularity of bowling in Neillsville is due in no small part to the excellent provision made for it and to the wise and efficient management. The community owes thanks to Mr. Marsh for the thorough manner, in which he provided housing for bowling, and to the Ted Schmidts for the fine equipment and for the splendid management.
The Eidsvold Cheese factory and grocery has been sold to The Wheeler Corp. by Charles A. and Alice Flunker. The purchase price as stated on the warranty deed was $14,500 for the real estate. The store fixtures and stock, were also purchased by the corporation.
The Lakosky farm located just east of the limits of the village of Loyal on Highway 98 has been bought by James and Hedwig Bartz. The price stated on the warranty deed is $15,500.
Specials at A & P Food Store in Neillsville:
Edam Cheese, made with Whole Milk, 39’ per lb.; Iceberg Head Lettuce, Crisp Tender, each 10’; Jumbo Cantaloupe each 27’; Juicy Lemons, dozen 40’; NBC Shredded Wheat 12’; Cigarettes, ctn of 10 $1.59.
Evas Fashion Shoppe Announces Fur-Trimmed Winter Coats Arriving! These Beautiful Coats are all wool and they are trimmed with various sorts of fur. Colors are green, red and gray, prices from $35 to $79.50. Womens All-Wool Material, Tailored Suits from $24 & up. New Hats & New Fall Dresses also arriving.
Jess Raab of Loyal has been named by the village board to succeed Fred Lakosky as a member of the county board.
Fishing experiences, truthful or otherwise, are scheduled for the Kiwanis club next Monday evening. Returning vacationers will tell what they caught, or dreamed that they caught, or lied about.
Mis Martha Raab of Oshkosh and Orville Jake, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Jake of Neillsville were married at St. Marys Catholic Church on Saturday morning, August 24. Rev. J. J. Pritzl read the ceremony. Attendants of the couple were the brides sister, Mrs. Lester Steinhilber and Everett Skroch of Neillsville. Dinner was served at the merchants Hotel to the bridal couple, their parents, and immediate relatives after the ceremony.
That afternoon the couple, accompanied by the grooms parents, left for a weeks visit in Oshkosh. The Jakes returned to Neillsville on Sunday. The couple will make their home in Neillsville. The groom is employed at the Neillsville Dairy.
Annual Bazaar at St. Hedwigs Parish, Thorp, Wis. Sunday, Sept. 1, Afternoon, and Evening. Chicken Dinner, also Spareribs & Sauerkraut, & Lots of Home-made Polish Sausage. Help yourself Style. Serving begins at 11 a.m.
Dance in the evening, Music by Ted Wirth & His Orchestra. Rain or Shine! In case of rain this Bazaar will be held in the Church Basement! Everyone Welcome!
Carl Erickson has purchased the Oaks Schoolhouse building and is moving it to his farm in the Town of Cleveland. Frank Swenson has bought the building on the former August Fenske farm and will move it onto his farm, near the Trindahl School. Clarence Giloy is moving the house on the Mrs. Etsel Dunn farm onto his own place. It will replace the house, which burned about one and one-half years ago.
Schultz Sales & Service in Neillsville, announces the Agency for the Automatic Radio!
A Standard Radio with Record Player! Hear it at our sales room. Available for immediate sale!
We are also offering for immediate sale an Electric Phonograph, which attaches to the radio.
The acute scarcity of lumber and building materials has brought a new kind of timber boom to Northern Wisconsin communities, a survey showed last week.
In almost every northern community today there are numerous portable sawmills busily engaged in turning out lumber of all kinds for the eager building market. In communities where the old-time sawmill has been silent for years, small teams of men with inexpensive and mobile equipment are now scouring the forest lands for tracts that were overlooked during the big lumber harvesting period, and utilizing such less desirable species as poplar, which are now bringing fancy prices in the cities where lumber of any kind is snatched up on sight.
Although precise figures were unavailable, it was apparent that there is more lumber being sawed in upper Wisconsin today than in any recent year. Some conservationists were expressing concern that the ravenous appetite of buyers would induce the small operators to cut too many small trees, and thus set back the forest management and reforestation movement.
(During World War II, from early 1942 through Mid-August 1945, the government had put a hold on the sale of lumber for new construction. DZ)
New! Dor School Wear! Swapper pumps, Leather & Swede, Black & Brown, Prices $3.75, $4.49, $4.95 at Ungers Shoe Store.
One of Clark Countys last over-head trestle bridges, referred to as the Opelt Bridge, spanned Black River with Opelt Road on the west side and Bryan Avenue on the east side. Crossing the bridge, you drove from one road to the other. The Opelt gravel pit is about a mile from the bridge. A damaging flood in the fall of 1938 destroyed the previous bridge, which caused a great inconvenience in transporting students to the Riverside School. The over-head bridge was constructed during the winter, requiring the rivets to be heated for installation. The bridge served its purpose for 60 years, then was dismantled and sent to California. (Photo courtesy of Steve Roberts)
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