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Clark County News

November 10, 1927



Armistice Day - Friday, Nov. 11


Weather permitting, the following program has been arranged by the American Legion, for next Friday, Nov. 11th, and they request that all business be suspended, and business places closed for one hour, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


8 a.m. - Decorative flags to be placed along the streets in the business section, at full staff, and flags displayed throughout the residence section.


10:45 a.m. - Citizens, schools, patriotic organizations, and school band assemble on the school grounds near the flag staff where the program will be carried out.


10:50 a.m. - Selections by the band.


11:00 a.m. - Condensary and other whistles will blow, and church bells will toll for one-half minute, when whistles have ceased, the Legion bugler, stationed near the flag staff, will sound taps, the Soldier’s Farewell. During this one minute interval it is requested that all traffic within sound of the whistles and bugle halt, where they are, and all pedestrians and others face East, and remain thus until the conclusion of Taps. While Taps is being sounded, the flag will slowly be lowered to the position of half-staff.


11:03 a.m. - Prayer by Rev. Rawson, the Legion’s chaplain. Song by the assemblage, “Nearer My God to Thee,” led by the song leader.


Armistice Day Address, by Victor Nehs.


Song by the assemblage, “Country Tis of Thee.” Led by the song leader.


Reveille, by the Legion bugler. This is to mark the dawn of peace. While reveille is being sounded the flag will be quickly raised to the top of the staff.


Benediction by Rev. Longenecker. Should the weather be unfavorable, the same program, minus the ceremony of the flag, will be carried out in the Opera House.


In the evening, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Legion will give their annual Armistice Day dance at Paulson’s Hall.


Fire destroys home near Chili


Saturday evening fire broke out in the residence of Ludwig Johnson at the cheese factory two miles south of Chili, formerly known as the Eide Cheese Factory. All of the furniture and household goods were saved, but the house was entirely consumed. It was a fine substantial residence. The loss is partially covered by a policy with Lynn Mutual.


It is thought that the fire started from defective wiring.


County Board will meet next week


The annual session of the County Board will convene at the Court House next Tuesday, Nov. 15. Many important measures are likely to come before the board.


Hewett’s Case Not Settled


The Stevens Point Journal of last Friday reports that the city council turned down the proposal of the police board of that city to settle with Harry Hewett, ex-chief of police. The council refused to appropriate the $350 which the police board proposed to pay Mr. Hewett on condition that he resign.


Governor flies over


On Friday Gov. Zimmerman passed over Neillsville in an airplane on a trip of inspection of the game and forest preserves in the state. He was accompanied by L.B. Nagler, the newly appointed Conservation Commissioner and others They made no landing here nor at Marshfield but stopped in Wausau.


Close for an hour


As the American Legion plans to hold a program on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, in honor of our soldiers who died in the World War, it is right and fitting that all business places in the City of Neillsville close for one hour from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 11, so that all may join with the Legion in its patriotic program.


W.C. Thoma, Mayor


Dahnert Hardware sold to M.N. Manley


Last week A.H. Dahnert closed a deal with M.N. Manley of Eagle River for the sale of his hardware stock in the Odd Fellows building on Fifth Street. Mr. Manley will be here Nov. 15th to take inventory with Mr. Dahnert and take possession of the business. Mr. Manley has had five years’ experience in the hardware business and comes well recommended as a citizen and business man. He is a married man with two children and will make their home here.


Mr. and Mrs. Dahnert will go to California as soon as they can close their business matters and will possibly remain in that state. Mrs. Dahnert’s mother, Mrs. A. F. Radke, and daughter, Miss Frieda, are in California and Mr. and Mrs. Dahnert will join them there.


Try this on your next peddler


The other day, according to information reaching the Leader, a peddler selling silk hosiery stopped at a door in town and started to interview the housewife. As soon as he came to a period, the lady said, “Say you are just the man I am looking for, come in and sit down.” The peddler with visions of a good order, sank down in cushions of the easiest chair in the parlor. Then the lady said: “Now I am on the finance committee of our church, and I know how much you are interested in Long Prairie, and I am going to let you make a subscription to the pastor’s salary. I am so glad you dropped in this morning.” The peddler swallowed his Adam’s apple twice or three times, sparred around to get his words, and said: “Well, you see, lady I do not live here. My home is in Minneapolis and the family gives something to the church there, so I guess you will have to pass me up.” The lady continued to urge a contribution to the support of the pastor, but she didn’t get it, and as soon as he could get away the young man bowed himself out. The incident is interesting. Building up a town is a community effort. The town is built up as we cooperate. The peddler who drops in, gathers up all the orders he can for merchandise sold in the village and then departs, is not one of the co-operators. The more business they do the poorer the town becomes. The next time a peddler rings your door bell sound him out on the church subscription proposition.


Long Prairie Leader



Swanson wins statewide contest


E.A. Swanson, manager of the local A & P store, was the winner in the October contest for A & P managers and won a very nice cash prize. The contest was for stores in the Milwaukee district, comprising Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and parts of Illinois and Minnesota. The various prizes were offered for the manager whose store showed the greatest percentage of gain in business during the month of October and Swanson brought home the bacon, a Milwaukee store being second. Mr. Swanson is a great believer in advertising, and he attributes a great part of the remarkable increase to the fact that he let the people know that the A & P was running sales and told them about the bargains. It was quite a feather in his cap, particularly as he came to the Neillsville branch in the latter part of September and was a comparative stranger to Neillsville people.


Neillsville High defeats B. R. Falls


The football season for Neillsville High School closed Friday by a closely contested game between the local boys and the high school team from Black River Falls, resulting in a victory for Neillsville, the score being 12 to 6 in Neillsville favor.


The day was cold and windy, but a fair sized crowd assembled at the field to see the game. This was really the first game in which the Neillsville boys had a chance to do good work owing to the number of circumstances, including a change of coaches.


The following men constituted Neillsville lineup. Ernest Begley, right end; Walter Weaver, left end; Irving Gerhardt, left tackle; Capt. Skroch, left guard; Gerhardt Schoeder, right guard; Adell Cooper, center; Casper Bruley, fullback; Glen White, left halfback; Herbert Keller, right halfback; and Raymond Arndt and Edward Frantz each playing a part of the game as quarterback.




Mrs. Phillip Breseman and Laverne Gotter spent Sunday afternoon with the Geo. Rose family.


Mrs. G. Myllenbeck had dinner with Mrs. Frank Davis Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Breseman and son spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kurth.


Mrs. L. Kihn left Saturday for Milwaukee where she will spend the winter with her children.


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Foot are the proud owners of a new Essex coach.


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lautenbach and children spent Friday evening with Phillip Breseman and family.


Patricia Winn had the misfortune of being bit by a dog Saturday.


Dr. and Mrs. R.R. Rath autoed to Chicago Monday, returning on Wednesday. Sara Mae Davis took charge of the office during the doctor’s absence.


Mrs. Fred Dopp and daughter Leila did shopping in Neillsville between trains Saturday.


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Foot returned home from South Dakota Sunday accompanied by Alice and Elsie.


Dr. McLane autoed to Montello Saturday.


I. Higgins is the proud owner of a new radio.


R. Beecher is very ill and confined to the bed under the doctor’s care.


Remember, The Big Legion Dance & Carnival, at Neillsville Opera House, Monday evening, Nov. 21st.




Donald Armstrong was a caller at N. Schaefer’s and W. Medicke’s Sunday.


Mrs. Clara Luedtke is planning a program and dance at Christie Hall.


Warren Medicke went to Chicago Friday where he will go to school.


Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cattanach and family of Fairchild spent Sunday at Walter Medicke’s.


Eric Loberg was sick a few days the past week but is better again.


North West Grant


Some from here attended the chicken pie supper at the Reed School last Friday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ott, Albert Ott and family, Grandpa Ott and Grandma Keuer attended the 25th anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Seelow Sunday.


Quite a crowd attended the party given at the H. Krause home Sunday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Keuer of Eau Claire had supper with A. Ott and family Saturday.


Mr. and Mrs. H. Krause are visiting relatives in Milwaukee.


Mrs. Albert Ott spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Kluhsmann in Neillsville.


Mrs. E Keuer spent Monday in Neillsville.


Miss Edna Ratsch visited with Miss Lillian Schnabel Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. A. Schnabel visited Max Lipkie in Levis Sunday.




There will be English services at the Globe church Sunday evening, Nov. 13.


Robert Herman, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hemp, was baptized by Rev. Motzkus Sunday. Many relative and neighbors were there.


Art Kalsow of Helenville drove up Tuesday to get his mother, Mrs. Schilling, who has been visiting here for some time.


A large crowd gather at the home of Linus Prock Sunday evening in honor of Mr. Prock’s birthday. The evening was spent in dancing, and everyone enjoyed a good time.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schlinkert and family visited Sunday at the Wm. Adams home.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kalsow and family entertained Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kalsow of Neillsville and Mr. and Mrs. Ferd. Grap Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Grap and Rv. Motzkus and family visited with Grandma Sievert at the D. Boyer home Monday afternoon.


Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Klueckmann and family entertained company Sunday. Viola Grap spent Thursday with Leona Kalsow.


Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Kalsow and family spent Sunday at the Paul Klauer home.




Mrs. R. Doudy and children and Fritz Gall were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scholtz Sunday.


Jesse, Art and Henry Sparks, Ed. Zimmendorf, Albert Gall and Frank Scholtz attended the Duck Shoot in Lynn Sunday.


Miss Leta Lawrence went home over the weekend.


Mrs. A. Gall and Mrs. Geo. Redman were Granton visitors Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Boller Blanchard and Mrs. A. Mayhew of Star Corner spent Friday evening with the Redman family.


Ed. Ziemendorf’s little grandson Leland Schreiber was looking for apples with a lighted match last Thursday evening and accidently set fire to the clothing hanging up stairs. The family lost most of their clothing, besides having the roof badly burnt.


The Community Club met on Wednesday the 9th with Mrs. Art Sparks. The meeting was enjoyed by all present.




Yummy Apples for all those pies and sauces.





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