Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
October 4, 2017 Page 12
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
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The Northwestern Railroad has just been opened to Columbia, Dakota, a place on the James River about six miles northeast of Ordway.
(The United States recognized the plains area along the upper Missouri River as the Dakota Territory until 1889 when South and North Dakota were accepted into statehood, being influenced by railroad companies that were laying tracks moving westward. Colombia is located northeast of Aberdeen in Brown County, South Dakota. Through the years, Aberdeen became a well-established railroad center with several trains running through it daily from coast to coast. DZ)
Messrs. Hein and Myer are erecting a drying shed on the grounds surrounding their stave mill. They will soon have almost the entire ground covered for that purpose.
A horse race, in which Clark County horses only, so far, are to compete in on the programme for the near future.
Everette Bacons house now in process of erection, will be, when completed, one of the finest and best arranged residences in the city.
During the past week Capt. J. W. Tolford, assisted by Alvin White, has completed the decoration of Odd Fellows Hall, and it is now one of the finest rooms of the kind to be found.
Capt. T. J. LaFlesh, of Sherwood Forest, was in town Tuesday, and purchased the first camp supplies for the coming winters operations in the woods. He will operate with three camps in the Washburn pine on the East Fork.
The Weston House of Greenwood, one of the best paying hotels in this locality, is for rent or for sale. For particulars enquire of, or address H. M. Weston, Greenwood, Wis.
A very fine specimen of the parrot family, the property of C.C. Sniteman, has been added to the pets at Myers & Snitemans store.
The gas-fittings for the North Side Hotel were received the latter part of last week, and that hotel is now well lighted. This is the first building to be lighted by gas in the city of Neillsville. But, we understand several other parties are to follow the example set by Mr. Huntzicker.
All question as to whether logging can be done to an advantage in the summer in this locality has been settled in the affirmative by F. D. Lindsay, in his operation on Wedges Creek during the past few months, the scale up to the present time showing that he has put in about four and one-half million feet of lumber during that time.
Another raid was made upon the cows last Satruday evening and fourteen of them found guilty of violating a city ordinance relating to their conduct and landed in the city pound. As usual in such cases, many of the parties who were represented as owners in the catch, were very indignant to find that the marshal did not neglect his duty to allow their cows to roost on the sidewalks.
Miss Della Brokow, of Maple Works, started for Galesville this morning. She expects to spend a year in study at the University in Galesville.
Oxen, for use in the woods this coming winter, are commanding fancy prices in this locality this fall, the demand being apparently greater than the supply.
An unusual team made up of an ox and a horse. The horse would have had to learn to go his slower than normal gait, matching that of the oxen, so as to get an equal amount of pull on the evener of the sleigh, otherwise it just wouldnt work. Oxen were capable of only one gait, slow.
Emery Bruley had his left hand severely bitten by a dog last Thursday, in attempting to break up a dogfight.
Rossmans Saloon in the rear of his new building on Main Street opened yesterday. It is fitted up in splendid shape and if the same order is observed in its management that has been displayed in its arrangement, it will never become objectionable except to those who are opposed to the sale of intoxicants as a rule.
H. A. Bright, of Black River Falls, passed through the city last Tuesday enroute for the timber of the upper river to prepare for the coming winters operations in the woods.
The new meat market established in this city by Messrs. Reil and Manthey, formerly of Colby, is already receiving a liberal patronage, and will become a permanent institution. The proprietors are thorough masters of their business, and everything about their shop is kept in the best possible shape, giving to it an inviting appearance rarely given to a place of that kind. Personally, and in business relations, both members in the firm are highly spoken of by the community from which they came, and any patronage they receive will be worthily bestowed.
Remember the place to buy Gloves, Mittens, Cotton and Woolen Socks, Fine and Working Shirts, Overalls and Pants of all kinds, is at Reitz & Haugens, located below the ONeill House.
Sales of all types of rubber footwear were frozen Wednesday for a five-day period throughout Clark County and the nation. During that period machinery for rationing these types will be set up, Leo Foster executive secretary of the local War Price & Rationing board, announced.
The freezing order does not apply to over the shoe-rubbers, arctic and other types commonly needed for protection for health, but rather will affect the type of rubber footwear ordinarily used by sportsmen.
An unusual growing season was stopped short with a killing frost here last Wednesday night, and was followed by the earliest snowfall in the memory of most local residents, four inches on September 26.
Most farmers in the area are fortunate enough to have had their silos filled before the snowfall.
At long last! The rationing board has approved the application for the purchase of a bicycle, the first approved since rationing went into effect.
The applicant was Randall Earl Gennrich, a Dorchester newsboy who also sells defense stamps while on his delivery route.
Four applicants made previously have been disallowed because the applicants were not eligible, according to the board.
Six agricultural students of Neillsville High School will compete in the annual state judging contests in Madison this weekend, according to John W. Perkins, their instructor.
The Neillsville entries will compete in dairy cattle judging and in grain judging. The dairy cattle judging team will be composed of Robert Gorst, Eugene Diercks and Clarence Aumann. Members of the grain judging team will be Douglas Buddinger, Edgar Sly and Lawrence Bohnsack.
Frank Marg has purchased the Watters farm, recently occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Bandelow. He will take possession next spring.
A new record of going backward down the South Hewett Street Hill without a driver was set by Miss Helen Bartz car last week.
Starting from Sixth Street at Hewett, Miss Bartz car traveled all the way downhill to the picket fence across the old Dangers building ruins on the corner of Seventh Street.
Enroute, the car passed safely between the big tree and the light post at the post office corner; knocked over a 10-minute parking sign before the post office; crossed South Hewett Street and followed a light post before a vacant building; carried the light post across the sidewalk and deposited it as the car rolled upon the floor of the old Dangers building foundation; and came to rest after smashing three or four pickets in the fence at the end of the flooring.
Miss Bartz car is not the first that had its mechanical brakes fail to hold on the Sixth Street corner; and judging from past experience there will be another attempt at a record in about six months. The previous backward rolling record in that particular location was set about six months ago by a car, which was stopped at the step before the Northern States Power Company Office, before the new, extended front was built.
(The Dangers building had been on the southwest corner of Seventh and Hewett Streets before fire destroyed it. DZ)
Mrs. Emma Lindquist of Sherwood, a former teacher, has accepted a position teaching in the Cannonville School, Town of Washburn. She replaces Mrs. James West, who resigned due to not being able to find hired labor at home.
Glenn W. Gerhardt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Gerhardt of Grant has been promoted from sergeant to staff sergeant at the army air forces technical school, Madison. The promotion was announced Tuesday by Col. Oscar L. Rogers, commanding officer.
Harry McIntyre left Monday for Eau Claire and Milwaukee, the young man having enlisted in the U. S. Army service.
Fullerton Lumber Company Special!
Wallpaper Sale Free Ceiling Paper with Each Complete Room of Wallpaper, Selling for 9’ per Roll or Over!
Choice Florals, Stripes or Plain Papers 9’ per roll.
Walter Ruggles, Withee farmer was granted a certificate permitting the purchase of a passenger automobile by the local war price and rationing board last week. Two others were granted purchase certificates for new tires; Dr. F. D. Foley, Dorchester; and James D. Cummings, rural mail carrier, of Neillsville.
(Rationing for the World War II effort was in full swing, starting in 1942 and remained so until the wars end in 1945. Several products were included on the rationing list, even some items of food, such as meat, sugar and if not rationed a few items were in short supply. DZ)
The reclassification of all class 3-A men married since September 16, 1940, was started this week by the local selective service board.
The action is being undertaken in response to orders to all local selective service boards from the state headquarters, the board stated. However, consideration is still being given to necessary occupations.
The appointment of members of a county farm transportation committee and the scheduling of three days, which all farmers and truckers hauling farm produce and supplies must register for certificates of war necessity, were announced this week by Axel Sorenson, chairman of the USDA War Board.
After November 15, all operators of farm trucks must have the certificates of war necessity, Mr. Sorenson pointed out. Toward this end, the registrations have been set for October 22, 23 and 24 in eight locations of Clark County. On these days, representatives of the county farm transportation committee will be present to help farmers and truckers in executing applications for certificates of war necessity.
A cablegram from her son, First Lieutenant Dale Jarvis Schweinler, was received by Mrs. Lillian Schweinler, announcing his marriage to Miss Rita Holliday, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holliday of Australia, on Sept. 21, 1942. He stated that details of the wedding would come later.
Mrs. Schweinler held a position as buyer for L. G. Meyers Wholesale Millinery Co. in Australia
A master map of milk truck routes in Clark County may hold the key to eliminating the duplication of the truck routes.
At least, that is the job of county transportation committee, which faces the job of revising milk routes to conserved tires.
The answer may not be known for a few weeks; but the committee, headed by Axel Sorenson of Hixon, who also is chairman of the USDA War Board, is pressing for a solution, aiming to beat a November 15 deadline put up by the office of defense transportation.
The appointment of Frank E. Brown, of Neillsville as chairman of a committee to solicit typewriters for the Army and Navy was announced this week by the Eau Claire office of the War Production board. Solicitation of useable typewriters made since 1935 is being carried on nationally.
A typewriter is an essential piece of equipment on every bomber, the announcement states. in the Navy, every battleship normally carries 59 typewriters; every aircraft carrier, 55; every cruiser, 30; every destroyer, 7. These complements have now been cut in half. Every message sent or received by all radio operators in the service must be typed. There are just a few examples of the vital part by typewriter plays in war.
Neillsville residents with one eye on conservation and the other on Halloween will be tacking down all moveable objects during the latter part of this week.
Halloween comes Satruday. That is the night for goblins to roam; and suspicion based on past experiences is that the goblins might have a little aid from other sources.
The OPA announced this past Monday that coffee will be rationed after November 28, which has also brought forth a number of Clark County residents who have never had sugar rationing books.
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