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Clark County News

December 22, 1927


Charges Against Hewett Withdrawn


The police board of Stevens Point arrived at a settlement last week with Harry Hewett, Chief of Police, by withdrawing all charges against him, accepting his resignation to take effect January 1, 1928, and allowing him his full salary. The matter is still held up in the city council which has not yet appropriated money to pay Mr. Hewett’s bill.


 Annual Christmas tree Friday night


A community Christmas program will be put on in Neillsville like those of previous years, beginning at 7 o’clock Friday evening, December 23. The exercises will be held at the O’Neill House Corner, the living Christmas tree being decorated and lighted for the occasion.


The program will be brief and is as follows:


Prayer by Rev. Longenecker.


Scripture reading, Rev. Lambright.


Address by Atty. W.J. Rush.


Interspersed will be community singing by all present, led by a group of men. After this, sacks of candy and nuts will be distributed to the children.


It will be necessary to begin the program promptly at 7 o’clock to finish before 8 o’clock when the program given by the Indian School at the Opera House, will begin.


The community program and gifts for children are for all who can come either from the country or city. The heavy snows will interfere somewhat, with people from a distance getting in, but this will doubtless change the plans for community meetings in future years, some scheme being worked out so that the gifts may be widespread about the country.


Snowplow running


A new large snowplow shipped in from Wausau, was unloaded and started out Monday; this makes two large plows and two smaller ones propelled by trucks, operating in the county. If the weather continues clear, most of the state and county trunk lines will soon be open. The session of the county board at which snow removal was voted on, closed Nov. 19, and the severe weather and big snows set in the first week in December, before the new machinery could be secured and the old put in condition. This, together with the fact that the small plows on arrival were found not to fi t, all delayed the work and the continued drifting made it difficult. However, if fair weather continues, the situation will soon be better.


Santa Claus at First National Bank


Santa Claus will be at the First National Bank Saturday and as usual will have a surprise package for the kiddies and remember he has not forgotten the grown-ups either.


The American Legion buys Trags Theatre

For one night only, on Thursday evening, Dec. 29th, the Legion will give the public a 10-reel moving picture entertainment, consisting of the following features, 7 reels of a kerking comedy entitled “The Wrong Mr. Wright.” 1 reel of Pathe news and 2 reels of American Legion Paris convention, showing the pilgrimage of the 2nd A.E.F. to France from the time they embark at the American ports until they return. These two reels alone will be worth the price of admission charged, which will be only 15 and 35 cents. Show will start at 7:30 p.m. As a packed house is expected, would advise coming early to secure a good seat.


Drive your automobile:


This winter with Schmitt’s snow chains, which are practically an invention in auto snow chains; 30x3 1/2 tire base of the rear wheels; will make a ten-inch track with three-inch lugs on either side to grab into snow, sand or mud and draw the machine out. Write for information. State the name of car and size of your tires. Made to order for trucks and heavy-duty cars.


Two more implicated with Gemmeke


On Friday Albert Goodman and August Dittner of Loyal were placed under arrest, charged with receiving stolen goods, a part of the loot taken by Clarence Gemmeke in some of his various store burglaries. Goodman and Dittner operate a garage at Loyal and were formerly at Greenwood and were to be on intimate terms with young Gemmeke. Both men waived examination before Judge Schoengarth and were bound over to stand trial at Circuit Court. They had bail for their appearance and were released.



Greenwood game postponed.


The basketball game scheduled for December 22nd with Greenwood has been postponed until February. Announcement will be made later of the exact date and season tickets will, of course, admit the holder to that game.


New Year’s dinner at M.E. Church


The menu is as follows: roast ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, applesauce, California special salad, rutabagas, pickles, hot rolls, orange pie and butterscotch pie, coffee. Served at 12:30 o’clock.



Valley View School will give Christmas program:


Valley View school, near Chili will give a Christmas program on Thursday evening, Dec. 22nd. Everyone cordially invited.


 Corabelle Oberholtzer, Teacher


John J. Esch Re-appointed


President Coolidge last week reappointed former Congressman John J. Esch as a member of the Inter-State Commerce Commission for another term.  


High school alumni basketball game


On Wednesday evening, December 28th, the high school team will go into action against an alumni team, composed of the star players of the past few years This battle will be worth seeing. Gluck, member of the Carroll College team, will be in the alumni line up, as will also Mel Ur who distinguished himself at Ripon, and many other who were prominent on former high school teams. The game will be open to the public for an admission charge of 25¢.


Preceding the game, the alumni will banquet at the Kiwanis rooms and following the game a dance is arranged for alumni and former students. Alumni who attend the banquet may attend the game free of charge. A small charge, if any, will be made at the dance to defray part of the cost of the orchestra.


 Christmas seal sale


The mail sale of Christmas seals has gone over in a very satisfactory manner. There are still a few who have neglected to return either their seals or a remittance for them. We shall appreciate it if you will take care of that within the next week. Quite a number sent currency in payment for theirs and to serve as a receipt, I am putting in each of the banks a list of the names of those whose returns have reached me to date. Anyone interested in knowing whether their money reached me and has been promptly credited may refer to this list. The response has been very fi ne in the mail sale, and I want to express my personal appreciation of this excellent cooperation.


Dec. 19, 1927, Wm. C. Hansen, Seal Sale Mgr.


County treasurers will collect income tax:


Just to keep Miss Mary Rude and other county treasurers in Wisconsin busy, the income tax law was amended last winter making the collection of such tax a part of the duties of the county treasurers instead of town, city and village treasurers as heretofore.


The Tax Commission and the Assessor of Incomes will certify to the county treasurer the amount of income tax assessable be to individuals and the county treasurer will notify such persons by mail and income taxes will be paid directly to the county treasurer.


For those who figure January 1 as the beginning of their fiscal year, the income taxes will be due on June 1. Thirty days after they are due, they become delinquent and a 2 percent penalty is exacted, and 1 percent is added for each month delinquent thereafter. The local district where the taxpayer resides gets 50 percent of the tax, the state receives 40 percent and the county 10 percent.


Program at Roder School


A Christmas program and basket social at the Roder School Thursday night, December 22nd, commencing at 8:15.


Nina Stoker, Teacher




We wish to inform the people of this community that the use of our funeral home is free to anyone wishing to use it for funeral purposes.


J.B. Lowe & Son


Card of thanks


I sincerely wish to thank all my neighbors and friends who so kindly remembered me with letters, cards, flowers, fruit and all those who came to see me during my stay at the hospital. Wm. H. Edens


 St. John’s Lutheran Church


9:30 Sunday School 10:30 English services


H. Brandy, Pastor


York Center


A Merry Christmas to all the readers and the editors.


The storm last week left the roads in bad shape here. We will have to help pay for good roads for someone else, but we will not have any around here. Mrs. Ed Voight went to Neillsville Monday to see her father, who is sick.


E.M. Schoenfeld, Abie Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Vandeberg were at Neillsville Saturday.


Victor Turner, Bill Davis and Martin Zickert were at Loyal Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. Merton Davis, Mr. and Mrs. A.C Vandeberg, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Vandeberg, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mortimer and Mrs. Grant Turner spent Sunday afternoon at Ed Voight’s.


Mrs. E.M. Schoenfeld and Mr. A.C. Vandeberg each have a new radio.


Clayton, Harriet and Orville Turner spent Sunday at E.M. Schoenfeld’s.


George Dahl and George Mortimer hauled cheese Tuesday.




Mrs. Wm. Schultz of Neillsville spent a week ago Saturday at the Carl Karnitz home and Sunday with her son Herman.


Miss Lucille Sharp and pupils will give their program Thursday evening Dec. 22nd.


Emma Schultz spent Sunday with the home folks.


Wm. Soldner called at the Henry Collins home one evening last week.


Hart Bros. had the misfortune to have their wolfhound killed when he fell from a cliff, while chasing a wolf.


Miss Lucille Sharp spent Sunday at the Dormandy home.


We wish you all a Merry Christmas.


 North Pine Valley


Mrs. Coughlin called to see Mr. Aug. Marg on Wednesday.


Mrs. Albert Marg spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Marg. Ed and Frank Marg Jr. butchered hogs Tuesday.


Ferdinand Pflughoeft called to see Aug. Marg. He is still very weak.


Mrs. Coughlin spent Sunday with her daughters, Mrs. Cornest and Mrs. Lindsley.


There will be a program at the Pine Valley school on Friday evening.


Miss Dall is teacher.


We wish you all a Merry Christmas.


Buy that new sewing machine at Lowe’s.




Jess Wilding was called back to his work at the Chevrolet plant in Janesville last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Searles entertained his sister last week.


Mrs. McMullen came up from Viroqua last Wednesday and will spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Groves.


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Short and daughter, Doreen, Mrs. Andrew Short, Mrs. Paul Kuhn, Mrs. Ed. Short and son

Ernest and Chas. Mackeprang were Neillsville shoppers last week Wednesday.


Gail and Opal Short spent Wednesday night and Thursday at the A. Short home.


Mrs. and Mrs. Geo. Albaugh were Neillsville shoppers Thursday.


The stork called at the Oscar Ebert home Friday morning and left a fi ne boy as a reminder of his visit. Mother and babe are getting along fine.


Gail and Opal Short were visitors at the Herb. Kauth home Friday.


We wish you all a Merry Christmas.




The Zion Lutheran Sunday School pupils have been practicing the past two weeks for the Christmas program. Mr. Kreful and the Sunday School teachers have been doing the directing.


Elva Smith spent the weekend with home folks.


Mrs. Julius Lautenbach is on the sick list.


Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Breseman called on his parents, Monday.


Mrs Chas. Prust was a Neillsville caller Monday.


Mrs Arthur Lautenbach and daughter, Shirley, did shopping in Neillsville Friday.


Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schlinsog spent Sunday evening at the W.E. Breseman home.






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