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Clark County News

October 27, 1927


Hewett now faces formal charges


A new phase of the controversy between the Police Board of Stevens Point and Harry Hewett, chief of police, appeared last week, when S.E. Browning, a citizen of that city, filed formal charges against Mr. Hewett before the board. Previous to that the board had simply notified Mr. Hewett that he was dismissed, giving no reasons except that a majority of the board were not satisfied with his service. He employed an attorney and made demand for his salary for the full year.


Mr. Browning states that he makes his complaint as an elector of the city. The text of the charges is quite lengthy. Among the principal complaints are 1. That Mr. Hewett is incompetent and has failed to keep proper records of this office. 2. That he has at various times and daily been asleep while on duty, both in his office and while attending court. 3. That he has absented himself from the city on nearly every Tuesday and at one time for two weeks without leaving word where he might be reached. 4. That he had illegally and unlawfully in his possession in the city of Stevens Point on Sept. 3, 1927, in his Buick automobile, a quantity of moonshine liquor which he unlawfully distributed. 5. That he has agreed to pay part of the fine of a man who was convicted of unlawful possession of moonshine and had advised the man to lay off for a while and then go into the moonshine business on a larger scale. These charges came in before the board on various grounds and asked for an adjournment of the case until they had time to prepare a defense. The case was accordingly adjourned until Friday, October 28.


Will build a new grandstand


Last Saturday a special meeting of the stockholders of the Clark County Agricultural Society was held at the fairgrounds and the matter of a new grandstand was made the special order of the meeting. The stockholders also held a wrecking bee and tore down the remains of the old grandstand and cleaned up the rubbish.


In this connection it might be well to state that when the old grandstand was being wrecked, it was found that nothing short of a miracle prevented a very serious accident at the fair last fall. It was found that the timbers in the old stand were so badly rotted and so broken by the storm which wrecked the structure, that it would seem impossible that the stand could be used and hold a large a crowd as it did last fall without buckling up and going down in a heap.


It was voted at the meeting Saturday to build a new grandstand of concrete, steel and wood construction, to cost $10,000. This construction would make the building practically fire-proof and impervious to weather conditions. Just where the new stand will be erected was not decided, but the location most favored was on the west side of the racetrack and facing the east.


The method of financing the project was taken up and it was found that bonds could be floated for $5,000, as the society owes but $7,000 and its property is well worth $30,000. It is certain that a new grandstand will be built and one which will be substantial and enduring.


Halloween program


There will be a Halloween program and basket social at the Pine Valley Mound School, two miles north and one-half mile west of Neillsville, on Friday evening, Oct. 28. Ladies, please bring baskets.


Granton Holstein Club


The Granton and Neillsville Holstein Clubs will meet Friday evening, Oct. 28th at the Grant Town Hall. The committees in charge made arrangements for special entertainment and refreshments. Members bring refreshments as usual. V.G. Howard, Secretary.


Basket social and program


At the Kurth School Friday night, Oct. 28. Everybody welcome. Irene Bradford, teacher.


Thief abandons car


Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson of the town of Levis drove to Neillsville, Mrs. Johnson going to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Carleton, while Mr. Johnson drove downtown on some business. Quite late in the evening he returned and ran into the house at his daughter’s, remaining only a few minutes, but when he came out his car was gone. He saw it disappearing down the street and started in pursuit, setting up such a yell that he evidently alarmed the thief for he pulled around the corner, abandoned the car and fled across lots, and of course was out of sight when Mr. Johnson arrived at his car.


Highway work progressing


Surfacing on the “cutoff” on U.S. Highway 10 will probably be completed before the end of the week and the resurfacing on No. 10 west of Black River bridge is finished. The completion of this work does away with the early morning blasting at the shale pit across the river which for a time interfered with the morning naps of some of our citizens.


During the summer between 15,000 and 18,000 cubic yards of decomposed granite were taken out of this pit and put on the highways.


Big carnival at the High School


Merriment will reign supreme at the big carnival at the High School next Monday evening, Oct. 31st. It will be an amusement program, the like of which Neillsville has never witnessed before.


Two vaudeville shows will be the main features of the program, one at 7:30 and the other at 9:00. A Hindu magician is being imported for this event. The “Battle of the Century” will be reproduced before your very eyes, not a motion picture. The show will include song and dance and humor. Don’t miss this feature. Everybody else will be there. Standlow, the human mountain, will perform feats of strength unequaled by any.


The gymnasium will be converted into a sportsman’s paradise with games of skill, such as, bait casting, indoor golf, target shooting, and numerous other features. There will be sideshows galore, fortune telling, refreshments of all kinds. The Girl Scouts will operate a tea room, deluxe. The Hi-Y boys will take care of your refreshment needs all over the building. A concert band will be furnished by the band.


Attractive prizes offered. To the party coming the greatest distance to attend the carnival will be given five gallons of gasoline, absolutely free. To the party bringing the largest number of people to the carnival in one load will be given five gallons of gasoline, absolutely free. A big mystery prize will be given to the head of the largest family registered on that evening.


Admission to the building will be free to all. All admissions to attractions are low. It is not an educational program. It is an evening given over completely to entertainment and amusement.


The proceeds from this gigantic performance will go toward financing the athletic program of the school. The Girl Scouts and Hi-Y organizations will receive the proceeds from the sale of all refreshments, but all other receipts will go toward athletics.


This great program is being arranged to entertain not only the children of Neillsville but also the adults, and not only the people of Neillsville but of the surrounding country and cities.


Celebrate Halloween with us. Your friends will all be there.




Mr. and Mrs. Len Shaw and Mrs. Caroline Christie drove to Shamrock a week ago Sunday to visit at the Ransom home.


Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Robb are visiting their daughter Mrs. E.K. Loberg and family.


Warren Medicke went to Richland Center Sunday to help Don Armstrong load his stock and drive his car north.


Jim Shaw is building a new porch on the east side of his house.


Earl Robinson’s barn wall is completed; Mr. West did the work.


Mr. and Mrs. Uhlman of Montana were guests at the Nic Schaefer home last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Robb and family drove over from Fall Creek to attend the shower given on Miss Loberg.


Mr. and Mrs. Fresh Struck visited at W. Medicke’s Thursday evening.


Calvin Mills reports the theft of some 40 pullets.




Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Moldenhauer moved into the rooms over the bank Tuesday.


Mr. and Mrs. James Rorabeck and Mrs. Chas. Noyes of Humbird were callers in town Sunday.


Born to Rev. and Mrs. Booth, a baby boy at the St. Joseph Hospital at Marshfield.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Murray of Waupaca came Sunday for a visit with their daughter, Miss Genevieve Murray.


Mrs. Aug. Schmoll left Thursday on a visit with relatives at Milwaukee.


Mrs. Mike Hubing of Athens spent several days with her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Beaver.


Mr. and Mrs. R. Kuechenmeister and Arthur, Mrs. Molly Crego, Mrs. Forest Green and son Bobby, Edwin Meisner and family and Mrs. Wm. Bealer were Sunday visitors at Herman Garbush’s.


The 7th and 8th grade pupils and their teacher, Mr. Garbush, attended a trial at the Neillsville courthouse Friday.


Glen Hart came from Merrillan Saturday for a visit with home folks.


Mrs. Wm. Wischuelke called on Mrs. Phillip Breseman Tuesday.


Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Hoffman and son Floyd drove to Prairie Farm on Saturday and visited relatives. Returning home Sunday night.


Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Breseman and Elsie Gotter were Neillsville shoppers Friday.


Mrs. I. Higgins and Miss Lenore Hart attended a teachers meeting at the Sterling School Saturday.


Dr. and Mrs. Thomas of Greenwood spent Sunday here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Lindow and Philip Breseman spent Sunday at the Chas. Meisner home.


A crew of men and teams are hauling gravel onto County Trunk K through the city.


A houseful of relatives gathered at the home of H.F. Schlinsog in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Warsinske, newlyweds of Spokane, Wash., who are planning to spend the winter in the east.




Miss L. Scharp took supper with the Dan Dormandy family Thursday.


H. Schultz and family spent Friday evening with Frank Lavine.


They hauled gravel on the road past Amidons’ and this week they are hauling on the road west of Pollnow’s corner.


Paul Albrecht spent Thursday evening with Ben Hart.


F. Hewett and family and Judge O’Neill called at the latter’s farm on Friday.


Mr. and Mrs. J. Durst spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C. Vandeberg.


Paul Albrecht and Arnold Durst were the lucky ones to get a goose Sunday at Aug. Meihack’s.


Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fradenberg of Humbird spent Sunday afternoon with her parents, Chas. Karnitz.


E.R. Moffatt is serving on the jury this term of court.


Mr. and Mrs. Lon Cook spent Sunday evening at Mrs. M. Marden’s.


Mr. and Mrs. H. Schultz and two sons and Chas. Soldner autoed to Hatfield Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. H. Collins and Mr. and Mrs. A. Fradenberg and Miss Emma Karnitz spent Sunday evening at H. Schultz’s.


Mr. and Mrs. Harry Albright called at H. Schultz’s Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. Lon Cook spent Saturday evening at D. Dormady’s.


Ernest Schuelke and Earl Marden whitewashed Judge O’Neill’s and H. Albrecht’s barns Friday and Monday forenoons.


H. Collins and wife spent Monday evening at Lon Cook’s.


Lyle Dormady returned from the Dakota harvest fields and he was not married as stated some time ago.




There will be English services at the Globe Lutheran church Sunday Oct. 30th.


The following guests were entertained Sunday by Mr. and Mrs. E. Schoenherr and family: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kalsow and daughter, Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd. Grap and Ed. Klueckmann and family.


Carl Hoffman, who was in Milwaukee for about a month, returned home Friday.


Miss Eva Ormand visited over Sunday with Miss Grace Zimmerman near Greenwood.


Leona Kalsow and Erna Hoffman visited Sunday afternoon with Velma and Esther Kalsow.


A party was given at the Frank Thoma home Sunday evening in honor of Frank’s birthday.


Mrs. E.G. Grap went to Milwaukee last Thursday to visit with her children.


Rev. and Mrs. Walter Motzkus and family visited at the Frank Wood home Sunday.




Can you just imagine the fun children had at this event?





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