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Clark County News


June 11, 1953


Eleven young men of Clark County were inducted June 4 into the armed service. The quota for July has been set at eight for induction and 13 for pre-induction examination.


The office of the local board will be closed Monday, June 15; Wednesday, June 17; Friday, June 19.


Those inducted June 4 were as follows: Robert C. Prust, Chili; Lannie G. Voss, Dorchester; Wayne J. Kelty, Loyal; Paul D. Franz, Loyal; Donald M. Dayton, Neillsville; Gerald J. Gaier, Neillsville; Edmund V. Okonski, Owen; Peter Horban, Stanley; Joseph M. Lang Jr., Thorp; Eugene G. Przybylski, Thorp; and Waldemar N. Olinski.


 Al Breseman has sold the York Dairy to John Mullins and has already given possession. The entire property is included in the transfer, and Mr. Mullins, with Mrs. Mullins and three children, are already occupying the house.


The Bresemans have stored their furniture and are planning to take a vacation and to wander for a time. After years of seven days a week in the dairy business the Bresemans are ready for a lifeless confining.


Mr. Mullins has come up in a dairy family, his father owning a plant at Edgar.


The Bresemans have long contributed to the local dairy scene. Al Breseman’s father operated for years in the town of York and had a period also in the South Grant factory, now owned by Walter Schmidt. The York property is largely new construction and attracted Mr. Mullins as a neat and efficient plant.


Standings in the Centennial Queen Contest


Advance admission tickets are now being sold by queen contestants. Each ticket sold is worth 1,000 votes for the candidate. Purchasers of these tickets make a substantial saving, for they pay one dollar for a ticket which would cost $1.50 after June 27, when the queen contest ends. To buy tickets early and to sell them to friends makes it possible both to save on the cost of tickets and to help the person favored for queen.


The big prize for the queen will be a trip for herself and companion to the Yellowstone National Park, with all expenses paid, This is a prize of such high value that nearly a hundred girls are hard at work selling tickets and running up their count of votes.


At the first report, the standing of the top 16 girls was as follows:


16th, Judy Bruhn, Neillsville; 15th, Dorothy Young, Granton; 14th, Bonnie Botnen, Neillsville; 13th, Gerry Harwick, Neillsville; 12th, Eilene Johnson, Owen; 11th, Betty Nysted, Loyal; 10th, Florence Lindow, Chili; 9th, Elsie Peterson, Owen; 8th, Pat Wall, Neillsville; 7th, Barbara Bowen, Owen; 6th, Marjorie Garbisch, Granton; 5th, Ardith Lindow, Chili; 4th, Audrey Jensen, Owen; 3rd, Eldora Reineking, Greenwood; 2nd, Esther Todd, Granton; 1st, Elaine Meissner, Chili.


Wind and hail hit area, but twisters kept away


Wind and hail cut loose on Clark County last Thursday. The hail brought along stories of hail as big as a goose egg and it would not take much to make Herman Belter, town of York, believe all of it, for hail stones at his place were large enough to make holes in the roofs of his house and barn.


The damage to glass was considerable, all over this area. At Hauge Floral in Neillsville not far from 200 panes of glass were broken. Out in York, lots of windows were broken. This damage was due both to hail and wind, for the wind swept the hail against the windows with no little force.


The wind carried over the William Seelow and Henry Elmhorst silos in York, as well as the Gerald Nelson silo in Fremont.


A large elm tree was blown over in the Balch yard on the North side of Neillsville, scraping the house in its fall.


Norbert Marshall, in the salesroom of the Ford garage when the storm hit, saw the tail of a tornado come out of the southwest and pass over the corner of the old Bradbury building across the street. He was sure it was a twister, and it was low, but not low enough to do any damage in Neillsville. Some damage was done to telephone and power lines.


Golden Wedding for the William Uhlmans


Mr. and Mrs. William Uhlman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home Sunday, May 31. Open house was held in the afternoon and evening with approximately 150 relatives and friends calling to extend their congratulations.


A large cake made in the shape of a book opened in the center was frosted in white with gold trimmings. It was titled “Our Memory Book.” The cake was the centerpiece on the table that was decorated with gold streamers. The couple received many gifts from their friends and relatives.


The afternoon and evening were spent playing cards and visiting, after which a lunch was served.


Close relatives attending the celebration were Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Mills and family, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Shaw and family, Christie; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Groth and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walter, Oconomowoc. Mrs. Groth, Mrs. Walter and Mrs. Uhlman are sisters.


Mr. and Mrs. Walter were the attendants of Mr. and Mrs. Uhlman at their wedding in Lebanon, Dodge County, 50 years ago. Mrs. Augusta Krueger of Greenwood, Mr. Uhlmans sister, also attended the celebration.


Dairy Picnic Friday at the Greenwood Park


The annual Clark County Dairy Picnic will be held at the Greenwood City Park on Friday, June 12. The Clark County Holstein Breeders and Guernsey Breeders Associations are cooperating in the event, along with the Tri-State Breeders Cooperative.


Charles Brace, Lone Rock, fieldman for the National Holstein Association and Charles Dalton, Oconomowoc, secretary of the Wisconsin Guernsey Breeders Association, will discuss the characteristics of good dairy cattle.


Judging contest for juniors, adults and veteran-on-the-farm training teams will be held in the morning, and cash awards will be given. Music will be furnished during the noon hour by “The Pine Valley Dutchmen.”


Fred Garbisch, Granton, president of the Clark County Guernsey Breeders Association, and Calvin Mills, Owen, president of the Clark County Holstein group, will speak on “Doings in the Associations.” Orin Johnson, Westby, manager of the Tri-State Breeders Association, will talk on, “Your Tri-State Breeders Cooperative.”


Marty Framburger, Madison, representative of the American Dairy Association of Wisconsin, will speak on, “What the A.D.A. is Doing for the Dairy Farmer.” The afternoon program will be completed with a herd selection to represent Clark County at the Wisconsin State Fair.


A’s Run String to Five Straight


After being on the short end of a 3 to 2 score, the Neillsville Athletics came from behind in the eighth inning and put across four runs on a walk and four hits, including a triple by Lindow, to take a Cloverbelt League victory from Abbotsford on the latter’s diamond Sunday night. It was the Athletics’ fifth victory in the league and kept them at the top of the standings with a perfect win record.


Arnie Buchholz held Abby to 4 hits, and although a number of errors had him in hot water several times during the game, his mates made up for the loose fielding by coming through with their batting offensive in the eighth.


 Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lewerenz and son Dave spent the weekend in Chippewa Falls with their son, Reinholt Lewerenz and family and made the acquaintance of their new grandchild.


 Mr. and Mrs Orley Riplinger of Sauk Center, Minn., came last week to help her mother, Mrs. Anna Dux, celebrate her 84th birthday, which was last Sunday. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wells and family and Norbert Friskie and children, all of Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dux and family, Black River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Duane Anding and children, Lynn; Mr. and Mrs. Al Dux and Jeff and Mr. and Mrs. Art Dux and Carol Jean, Neillsville.


 Mr. and Mrs. Duane Anding and children and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dux and son spent Monday evening in Black River Falls and helped Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dux celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary.


Mrs. Fred Subke held a reunion at her home over the weekend for three of her sisters and one brother, who had not seen each other for 34 years. The sisters are Mrs. Elmer Strand of Minneapolis, Mrs. Joe Matzke of Cadott, Mrs. John Schneider of Saginaw, Mich., and Raymond Weeks of Lewiston, Idaho. Raymond Weeks graduated from Meadow View School 27 years ago while he lived at the Subke home.


Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wuethrich, daughters Diane and Dawn, and son Dallas, and his mother, Mrs. John Wuethrich, spent from Monday until Thursday at St. Paul, where they attended the National Holstein Convention. Mr. Wuethrich was a delegate. The Wuethrich family also visited at Minneapolis with their niece and cousin.


June 18, 1953


 Eat 450 Pounds of Cheese at Festival


Cheese to the weight of 450 pounds, plus 525 loaves of bread, plus plenty of butter, plus an attendance of 4,500 – these are the statistics of the Cheese and Butter Festival of Saturday, June 13, at Greenwood. The figures are before Dr. R.J.H. Weiher, the general chairman, and he considers them good – good enough to that he and his associates are going right ahead to make a bigger and better one in June 1954.


The statistics above mean to the business men of Greenwood that their efforts produced that much food. To those attending it meant that they consumed all of it, without a penny of cost.


In the queen contest, Jean Brey was successful and was crowned by Vic Wagner. Her attendants were the runners- up, Eldora Reineking and Nancy Hohl.


The organization behind the festival consisted of Dr. Weiher as general chairman and the following: Vic Wagner, entertainment; Bob Ramin, games and prizes; Dr. Barnes, button sales; Albert Neuenfeldt, advertising; Wilbur Stewart, queen selection; John Snedic, signs; Ed Bogdonovich, cheese sandwiches; N. Bergemann, street chairman; Abel Bros., display and stand construction.


What 50-Cent Drop Means to Farmers


Farmers of Clark County attending the dairy picnic last Friday, heard an analysis of what it means to have the price of milk drop 50 cents per hundred. Practically all of them had a good idea anyhow; they have seen it and felt it. But it was all reasoned out for them by Marty Framburger, representative of the American Dairy Association. Mr. Framburger went at it this way: the production of milk in Clark County in 1952 was 502 million pounds. The production of 1953 promises to be at least that much, but figure on an even 500 million. At 50 cents per hundred, that figures to a total of $2,500,000. Or average it out per farmer, and it comes to a little more than $500 per farmer in Clark County.


Mr. Framburger made it clear that this meant tougher going for Clark County farmers and he said something ought to be done about it. His remedy was to push dairy products by advertising them more heavily. The way to advertise them, he made clear, was to back the plan of raising money by the set-aside method, which provides the revenue for the work of the association.


Brothers of the Brush Charter a Bus to Tell Wide World


Forty-one Brothers of the Brush will board a special bus here at 6:45 a.m. Sunday for Milwaukee, where they will take in the Milwaukee Braves-New York Giants doubleheader, and incidentally, do some advertising of the Clark County centennial July 1-4.



Chief Warrant Officer Donald B. Bobb spent the past week with his mother, Mrs. T.A. McCready. He is now stationed at Albuquerque, N.M. He departed for New Mexico Monday morning, June 15, going by way of Denver, Colorado Springs and Cheyenne, Wyo.



Here you see what happened to Mary Lee.

She is caught in the stocks, her doom inflicted upon her by the Kangaroo Court, organized and conducted by the Brothers of the Brush.

 If anybody knows what Mary had done to deserve such a fate, the offense has been forgotten. The Brothers just skipped that and went direct to the punishment. But is Mary downhearted? She is not. She smiled all the way, and after a bit she merely lifted the top board of the stocks and walked away from there. The Brothers were then busy otherwise, probably brushing their whiskers or carefully dolling up. So, she walked away, and the Brothers never said a word. The Brothers announce that the present term of court will run until midnight July 4, which is the end of the Centennial Celebration, They will then use a scythe to their beards and will disband the Kangaroo Court, leaving the people of Clark County to their own devices. 





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