Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

March 18, 2020, Page 8 

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Compiled and Contributed by Dee Zimmerman

March 1910


A large delegation of creamery stockholders, officers and patrons of most of the cooperative creameries and cheese factories in this vicinity met Saturday afternoon at the Pine Valley Butter Co. Creamery in Neillsville to discuss plans to cooperate still further in buying supplies and in selling their output.


The following creameries and cheese factories were represented: Pine Valley Butter Co., Pine Valley Creamery
Association, Clark County Butter Co., Day Creamery Co., Dells Dam Butter & Cheese Co., Levis Creamery Assoc., Shortville Dairy Co., Pleasant Ridge Creamery, Acme Creamery Co., in Christie, and County Farm Cheese Factory.                                                                                


Ed Wolff started Tuesday with an emigrant rail car filled with farm and home goods. Going to Glendive, Mont., near which place he has a large tract of land.                              


Last week, Wm. Buddenhagen received a Cheviot ewe purchased by his son Elmer from Gilbert Horton of Lodi. The Cheviots are white-faced sheep, This is a beautiful specimen of that famous breed.


As Alfred Carlson, Town of Dewhurst, was coming home from Alma Center last Friday with a load of hay, the draw-pin worked out on the doubletrees, which then caused the doubletrees to drop, falling off the wagon tongue, striking the heels of the mules. There was something doing right away. The mules lit out for home, or in that direction, leaving Carlson sitting on the load of hay. Soon Carlson came running down the road in the same direction. When he reached the Bruce Mound School, he saw the mules standing nearby having lunch on some brush.


Does anyone want to buy an adult mule team, weight about 2,400 pounds? They are of undoubted antiquity and undisputed ancestry and ought to sell for a good price. At any rate, mules on the Carlson ranch no longer have no friends.


(There is an attitude difference between mules and horses.


When my dad started farming, he owned a team of mules, Jack and Jenny. Jack died long before Jenny. Not wanting to replace Jack so as to have a team, Dad gave Jenny to his sister, Rosy and her husband, Adolph, who lived on a farm.


During summer vacations, I would visit Aunt Rosy, Uncle Adolph and their family of five children for one week. Their eldest, Sophie, was one year older than me, and Arnold was one year younger. We three cousins enjoyed spending time together, using our imaginations to come up with activity ideas; it was long before the days of cell phones and playing video games.


The summer that I was 10 year’s old, during the weeks’ vacation with my cousins, we decided to put a harness on the mule, Jenny, and hook her up to an old  buckboard that sat unused in a shed. It took all three of us to get the harness up on Jenny’s back, with Arnold standing on an old crate for the needed height.


We had gotten permission from Aunt Rosy and approval to hook Jenny up the buckboard and then to clean out the chicken coop, later hauling the cleanings to be spread on an open field.


After completing our “cleaning project,” we drove up to our granary while we explored. Later, as we came out of our granary, Jenny had disappeared. In a panic we ran to the middle of the farmyard where we found Jenny,                                                           standing in front of the barn door still hooked up to the buckboard. She had decided “enough of waiting for those kids,” it was time to get back into the barn and eat some hay. Up until that time, she had been very patient, cooperating with all our ideas. I think most animals do have more patience with kids than they do with adults. DZ)                                                                                        


Harness & Saddlery, Robes Blankets,

Whips, Brushes, etc.

Matt Marx, Dudley’s Corner

Neillsville, Wis.


O.P. Wells

Up-to-Date Tin Shop, Roof and Eave Work.

All work done promptly.

Agent to Thieden’s steel, Furnaces.


The Neillsville High School basketball team left Wednesday night for Appleton to play games with Waupaca and Neenah on the neutral floor at Appleton.                                     


Len Howard is busy these days, raising and remodeling the building next to Howard and Seif’s office, formerly used as the marble shop. The rooms upstairs will be nicely fitted up for living rooms.


Len Howard owned and operated a tire shop on the southwest corner of the West Fifth and West Street corner in the early 1900s. He is shown standing behind the counter and an unidentified employee is standing nearby.



Easter Rabbit headquarters is in Bramelds show window. Featuring latest Easter novelties in great variety.


Walter and Cornelius Curtis of the firm of Curtis and Yale of Wausau were in the city Tuesday to look over the interior of the Chas. Cornelius residence and the First National Bank, buildings they have provided with inside furnishings.                                                                                   


H.M. Root has secured some St. Patrick carnations from Milwaukee, which are a beautiful green by a coloring process in their growth. They are a curiosity.                                       


Mart La Stofska is preparing to build a silo this summer. It will be of concrete for the first thirteen feet with twenty-four staves added to the top.                                                 


A pretty sight that has attracted much attention the past few days is a flock of little chickens that were hatched in an incubator and are now being cared for with the aide of a brooder; they are on display in the show window of the Cash Hardware Store.


(The brooder was round, three feet in diameter, a sheet metal apparatus with a dome-shaped top that stood about 24-inches in height at the middle, then tapered down to the outer edges. It was equipped with heat lamps that provided warmth needed for the newly hatched baby chicks that huddled around beneath, attracted to the heat. DZ)


March 1940


The Service Company, 128th Infantry, will be enlarged to 83 men and officers on or about May 1 of this year and will become a complete Service Company unit for the first time in its 20-year history.


Lt. Col. Leo M. Jackson of the adjutant general’s office revealed this information in a short address before military groups Tuesday night. The groups gathered at the Moose Hall to observe the 20th anniversary of the American Legion’s national organization.


The enlargement of the company will being about an increase of 21 men from the present quota of 62 offices and men and will sever its connection with the unit at Marshfield and combine other Service Company platoons. The number of men and non-commissioned officers will be increased by the move, Colonel Jackson stated but the present number of non-commissioned officers will remain the same.


In the Greenwood city election this spring, Dr. W.A. Olson will contend with the incumbent, Ed Buker, for the office of mayor.


A contest has developed also for alderman of the second ward, where Lawrence Cox will oppose Herbert Schwarze, the present alderman.


For the office of city clerk John W. Arends, incumbent, will have opposition, but there is as yet no candidate in sight to oppose Harold W. Stabnow as city treasurer.


For assessor, David Reese will oppose Lynn S. Enockson, the incumbent.


In spite of the fact that this mid-county community usually is a hot-bed of county politics, local voters have generally agreed fairly well in the past on the choice of city officers.


But the situation apparently has been undergoing a change during the last year or two; and early indications point to rousing races in city-wide voting, with a record vote in prospect on election day.


Clark County was covered with a blanket of white early this week as the entire Midwest struggled to dig out from under the heaviest snowfall of the winter.


Traffic on main traveled highways moved slowly Tuesday and Wednesday, as county highway crews worked day and night to keep them open. Side roads, for the most part, were next to impassable.


However, the snowfall was generally regarded as a boom to farmers throughout the area. As Wallace J. Landry, county agent, pointed out, “It will mean a lot because of the dryness of last fall and the dry winter, which we had.”


Up to the time of the first heavy snow Monday night, this portion of Clark County, at least, had had only a total of slightly more than 12 inches.                                                             


Free! St. Patrick’s Dance Saturday, March 16

At Dakota Club At Christie,

Music by “The Doodle Boys” Neillsville


Gala Ballroom Dance

St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17

Music by Leland Dupp’s Orchestra, Stables Nite Club

Highway 10 – West of Neillsville


By Popular Request – Another Leap Year Dance

At the Levis Bohemian Z.C.B.J. Hall

Sunday March 17th

Music by Bill Fleischmann and His Concertina Orchestra

Ladies 25’ - Gents FREE


The Palmer Vinger agency announces the sale of Mrs. William Keller’s 128-acre farm, located 1 mile from Neillsville, recently sold to Mr. Rodgers of Minneapolis.                  


F.D. Calway, local attorney, addressed a meeting of the Chippewa Falls Kiwanis Club Wednesday noon on “Citizenship Responsibility, the Price of Liberty.” The address was given by Mr. Calway before the Neillsville Kiwanis Club a few weeks ago.


F.H. Casler accompanied Calway to Chippewa Falls.                   


M.C. Davis, WPA recreation supervisor here, has announced that the game of ping pong will be added to the indoor recreation program now under way in the Legion Hall.


New lands accepted for entry under the forest crop law include 3,280.96 acres in Clark County, according to word from the state conservation committee. Other countries entered the following acreage: Wood, 1,680; Taylor, 7,600; Eau Claire, 2,089.85; and Jackson, 4,434.43.   


Marriage License Applications:

Arthur Strey, 19, Town of York, and Evelyn Smith, 19, Town of Loyal,

Merlin Seefeld, 20, Town of Unity, and Caroline Singstock, 17, Town of Colby,

Walter Saibold, 27, Town of Washburn, and Erna Diercks, 20, Town of York.


Free Dance & Movie at Silver Dome Ballroom, Tuesday, March 26,

Sponsored by Feirn & LeValley Complete Service


Don’t miss the big movie on tractors at the Silver Dome. It’s the complete inside picture of the new Ford tractors. There will be mechanical cut-away’s to show the inside of the tractor and how it operates.


Accompanying the movie will be a factory man to talk on the tractors and also there will be a feature of the Ferguson implement system.


Since taking over the agency for the Ford tractors, I have taken in a partner, Mr. Guy J. LeValley Complete Service. Come in and get acquainted with Mr. LeValley.


Feirn’s – Neillsville – LeValley’s - Augusta


Massey-Harris “101” Junior Tractor,

With Self-Starter, 8-36 Rubber Fenders – Belt Pulley,

Twin Power (Row Crop Model) $895. F.o.b. Racine

Ray Paulson Dealer in New & Used Farm Machinery

2-1/2 Miles East of Neillsville, Wis.


“Gone With The Wind”

Now Showing – New Adler Theatre, Marshfield, Wis.

Starting Thursday, April 18.


I’d Sooner Pawn My Spats, Says Mr. Easter Bunny

Than neglect to send Flowers at Easter!

And I’d Bet my cotton-tail that the corsages, cut flowers and potted plants

From Hauge Floral Co. will receive the most enthusiastic welcome.

Neillsville, Wis.                          


April 1, a scant 4 days away, is likely to become a real, honest-to-gosh “April Fool’s Day” for a good many Clark County and Wisconsin motorists.


Whether it is or not will depend entirely on whether motorists take seriously repeated warnings from the motor vehicle department that there will be no extension of time for getting 1940 automobile license plates. The deadline is April 1.                                                                        


Pear-lotion….39’ With One Bottle Free,

Dr. West Tooth Brush & Calox Tooth Powder, Both for 39’

We have full assortment of Hallmark Easter Cards 5’ - 35’

C.C. Sniteman Co.

“Your Druggist for 60 Years!”


The Neillsville Production Credit Association moved Wednesday to a new ground-floor location, in the Leason building on East Fifth Street between South Hewett and Court Streets.





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