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Clark County News


September 22, 1927



Last Sunday, St., Mary’s Congregation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the completion of its first church. In spite of the inclement weather the church could barely hold the crowd that gathered for the occasion. Much time and labor had been spent to beautify the interior of the church for the event. The sanctuary with its beautiful white stone altars, its statues real creations of art, tastefully decorated with many floral designs was truly an inspiring sight to behold.


At 10 o’clock Solemn High Mass began, with Father Weber as Celebrant, assisted by Father Frye of Greenwood as Deacon, Father Novak of Willard as Sub-Deacon and Father Dorrenbach of Marshfield as Master of Ceremonies.


The choir sang Lenard’s Mass in B flat in a very pleasing and impressive manner. Father Dorrenbach preached the sermon. In an eloquent manner he presented to his hearers the symbolic meaning of the various parts of a church and its interior furnishings. He also recalled some of the more important events of the past fifty years, closing with a strong appeal to the present generation to equal if not surpass the sterling faith and cheerful generosity of the past generation.


Services closed with Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.


After services, dinner was served to about 600 people in the church hall. Great credit is due to the ladies for the good dinner they had prepared, and the splendid way the large crowd was served.


The afternoon was spent in social visiting, games and amusement, all seeming to enjoy the time most heartily. In the evening supper was served. Others who were present, besides those mentioned were Fathers Braun of Black River Falls, Eisenman of Lima, Frisch of Elmwood and Raschke of Fairview.


First St. Mary's Church, Neillsville, Wisconsin





Farm conditions are favorable


The silos in Clark County are being filled rapidly, and when completed the farmers in this part of Wisconsin will write “finish” to a major part of their season’s work. Potato digging is being carried on, and while this is not a crop that usually counts greatly as an income-maker, yet a fairly good potato crop safely harvested is an important thing for every farm family. On the whole, this year shows up most favorably compared with last year all along the line on the farms - last year’s crop of hay was one of the lightest in this county’s history, and this year’s crop is one of the best, a very heavy crop being cut in July and many acre of fi ne second crop of alfalfa and clover being cut in the latter part of August and early September, the weather being so favorable that this second cutting is mostly of high quality.


Last year a fairly good crop of oats and other small grains was greatly damaged by heavy rains in harvesting and threshing, in many cases the grain being nearly a total loss; this year a fairly good crop was all saved and threshed in good condition. The same disaster overtook the corn last year; what might have been a medium crop was almost ruined by heavy rains in the fall, the work of cutting it and getting it off the land cost more than the crop was worth. Thus far this fall, the crop has been easily and cheaply handled and will net much more to the farmer than last year’s crop. The same is true of our potato crop when compared with last year.


Pastures have been good all summer and recent rains have brought in a lot of fall feed on the fields, which as soon as stock can be turned in will increase the flow of milk especially in herds where fall freshening of cows is practiced.


Prices of milk in all forms have ranged close to 20 per cent higher this year than last and are still holding strong. Poultry and eggs which for a time were very weak in price during the summer, are coming back to normal. A general survey of the farm situation in this locality therefore shows much better condition than a year ago with good prospects for the coming winter. This improvement among the farmers will doubtless be reflected in all areas of business, for practically every line here is dependent upon the farmers.


Wisconsin-California Picnic


Thursday evening a picnic was held at Schuster Park in honor of Dr. Viola French Delane at which a number of Dr. Delane’s relatives and old friends assembled and had a most happy reunion. Those present were Judge and Mrs. James O’Neill, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Schuster, Miss Elizabeth Kennedy of Milwaukee, Miss Blanche Dickey from Portland, Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Marsh, Herman North, Miss Mable Cannon, Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Calway, Mrs. Nettie Youmans and daughter, Viola, Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Hewett and daughter Helen, Dr. and Mrs. E. L. Bradbury, Gilbert Johnson and Geo. E. Crothers.


The weather was fine and after a picnic supper all remained for a visit until bedtime.


Neillsville wins two more games


Neillsville’s ball team struck its gait in its last two games, defeating Alma Center and Spencer, and establishing its winning games far in exceed of its losing. Alma Center took a beating from Neillsville on the home grounds a couple weeks ago and they were looking for revenge when a return game was played at the Jackson County Fair. Neillsville nosed the Jackson County boys out in a close game which ended 5 to 4. Gerhardt and Zank pitched, and both were in good form. The Neillsville batsmen were all hitting at a good average, garnering 14 hits off Alma Center’s heavier Wasserberger, Zittleman and Carleton collecting nine of them.


Sunday the much touted Spencer team was here, but they proved no match for the locals, taking the short end of a 7 to 1 score. Gerhardt and Zank again divided the work on the mound and held Spencer to five scattered hits. Neillsville has the game well in hand all the way, Spencer getting one score in their half of the ninth.


Humbird Odd Fellows lay cornerstone


The ceremonies of laying the cornerstone of the New Odd Fellows’ temple will be held, under the ritual of the lodge, at 7:00 o’clock Thursday evening. The public is invited to witness the setting of the stone, the operative work of which will be done by the masons who erected the building. Addresses for the occasion will be made by Attys. Nehs and Sturdevant of Neillsville. Visiting lodges to participate in the ceremonies will be Greenwood, Neillsville, Merrillan, Melrose, Whitehall, Augusta and Eau Claire.


Following the ceremonies, a session of the lodge will be held at the town hall, the Merrillan degree team exemplifying the work. The Dempsey-Tunney boxing exhibition will be received by radio. Supper is to be served by the Rebekah ladies in the present quarters of the lodge.


Lowe’s new funeral home is now open


On September 15th, J.B. Lowe & Son moved their stock of funeral equipment into their new home on Clay Street which was recently purchased from P.S. Temby. This will give the people of this community as nice a funeral home as there is in any large city. The new funeral home will be open to any bereaved family in the community who wishes to use it, at no additional expense. The entire main floor of this palatial residence will be used for funeral parlors. The second floor will be used for Mr. Lowe’s private residence, and the third floor will be used for stock room. Mr. Lowe has seen the need of a modern funeral home in Neillsville for several years and now they have one as nice and as well-equipped as any in the state.


 Spencer Votes to Pave Two Blocks in Village


Spencer, Sept. 13 - By a vote of 152 to 60 the people of Spencer declared themselves in favor of paving Clark Street from the intersection of State Highway 13 west of the church. This street through the main business street of the village has always been in poor condition during any wet periods though money enough to pave it has been spent many times over. Bids will be let by the village trustees Friday.


No Open Season for Partridges


In last week’s article in the Press on open game season, it was stated that there is an open season for partridges in this county, beginning Oct. 1. This is not correct - there will be no open season for partridges here until Oct. 1, 1929, and on odd numbered years thereafter.


New dam at Greenwood


The new dam at Greenwood tourist park is completed, and the water raised to a stage to make nice boating and bathing. The dam was built by Weaver Construction Co. of Owen at a cost of $4000.


Auto burns up


Saturday afternoon as Ernest Snyder was driving out on Highway No. 10 to work on the new golf course, his Ford coupe took fi re; in trying to put out the flames and stop the car, he ran into the ditch, the car tipped over and was practically consumed, the loss being total. Luckily, Mr. Snyder was not injured himself.


Chicken Pie Supper


At the M.E. church Wednesday, Sept. 28th. Menu: Chicken Pie, Mashed Potatoes, Celery Salad, Buttered Carrots, Beet Relish, White and Dark Bread, Pumpkin Pie, Sponge Cake, Torte with Cream. Price 50¢. Come and get your table reserved. Supper 5:30.


School Notes


The senior class received class rings last week. They also organized for the year with the following officers: Glen White, President; Casper Bruley, Vice President; Frances Quinnell, Secretary; Edna Gluck, Treasurer.


Mr. Leroy Jensen, graduate of Ripon College began work Monday as science teacher and coach, taking the place of Mr. Williams, who resigned and is returning to school to complete work for his degree.


The football team is working hard in preparation for the first game of the season which will be played at Marshfield on Friday afternoon of this week.


At a general assembly which included the high school, teacher training and 7th and 8th grades, last Wednesday morning, Mr. Hansen spoke on the U.S. Constitution.


Members of the sophomore class are very busy making preparation for the freshman reception which will be held next week.


Meadow View School


Our school started September 5. We appreciate our newly painted and kalsomined school house.


The third and fourth grade history class are studying about Indians.


Agriculture class 7 and 8 are discussing varieties and diseases of potatoes.


Eighth-grade hygiene are learning the use of bones.


The fifth and sixth-grade language class made booklets for Ladd Shramek, who broke his arm and is in the hospital.


Frieda Rath brought us some plants, geraniums and a cactus, which she took care of during the vacation.


The sixth and seventh- grade geography class are studying the poem “The Burial of Sir John Moore”.


Lillian Kaddatz, Harold Meier and Ladd Shramek were presented with books for having perfect attendance last year.


We had our Junior Literary Society meeting las Friday. Our president is Frieda Rath. Ervin Holub is secretary.


Our editors are Lillian Kaddatz and Charlie Matousek.




Hubert Witte went to Milwaukee Saturday where he is attending Marquette University. Otto Garbush of Wausau spent over Sunday with his mother and other relatives.


Arthur Eibergen’s are entertaining company from Canada.


Gladys Wage spent the weekend with the F.E. Winn family, returning to her school duties at Phillips Sunday.


Chester Finnegan and family are visiting relatives in Oshkosh.


Many members of the Granton 4-H Clubs won prizes at the Marshfield fair.


George Rose, Tom Wage and Henry Williams attended the Chippewa Fair Thursday.


Kenneth Lenvee and Irene Hart drove to Humbird Sunday and visited relatives.


Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Beeckler and Miss Daphne attended the golden wedding at Frank Pickett’s’ at Spencer Friday.


George Fraiser and son Beauford were Marshfield visitors Thursday.


Mrs. E. A. Soles has been on the sick list but is some improved at present.


Mrs. Julius Lautenbach and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lautenbach attended the funeral of the latter’s cousin, Tony Loppnow, at Loyal Tuesday.


George Fraiser and family spent Sunday at the Herman Dankemyer home in Chili.


Frieda Wierenzenski did some sewing for Mrs. W. E. Breseman on Friday.


Martin Lautenbach and Carl Moh autoed to Milwaukee to seek employment.


Phillip Breseman and Bert Gullickson transacted business at Marshfield Thursday.





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