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Clark County News

September 22, 1927



Clark County News

September 29, 1927


Last Thursday on the farm of Matkovich near Willard a horseshoe which had been concealed in a bundle of corn was run through a silo filler, damaging the machine to the extent of $100 and greatly endangering the lives of several children who were in the silo spreading and tramping down the silage. The machine is owned by Mat Dergance, chairman of the town of Hendren, and it appears as if the mischief was done for the purpose of breaking his silo filler. It might easily, however, have resulted in much more serious consequences as the jagged pieces of the horseshoe and the broken filler knives came through the blower with great force and no doubt would have killed or severely injured those in the silo if they had been struck, but fortunately no one was hit. The rascal who carried out this mischievous deed deserves severe punishment.



Three contest planes land at Black River Falls


Three of the 25 airplanes going from New York to Spokane, Wash., on a contest flight were forced to land near Black River Falls one day last week in order to get a supply of gas and oil. They planned to land at La Crosse but got off of their course and had to make a landing on a field of the Spaulding farm.


Call Red 44 for taxi service. Trip to any part of town 25¢ and 15¢ per mile for distance trips. George Manthey.


New material in football team


The football team is working hard in preparation for the Tomah game next Saturday afternoon. The game at Marshfield resulted in a one-sided score of 58 to 0, but the boys felt that it was due largely to lack of experience in football and not lack of ability. Our team does not lack weight or speed but very few of the boys have ever played the game until last week.


Local citizens very kindly furnished transportation for us to Marshfield are Wm. Tragsdorf, O.W. Lewerenz, Melvin Ure and Laurence Junchen.


Schools were closed part of last Friday afternoon to enable the teachers to attend the Institute at the Armory and hear Prof. Barr of the University and Miss Stearns of Milwaukee.


All the classes are now organized. The following are class officers for the year:


Juniors: Leona Barton, Pres., Owen Higgins, V. Pres., Elmer Zaeske, Treas., Dorothy Lynch, Sec., Frederick Andersen and Ruth Huckstead, Executive Council members, Miss McKeegan, advisor.


Sophomores: Joe Welsh, Pres., Ada Smith, V. Pres., Florence Eberhardt, Sec. and Treas., Herbert Keller, Ex. Council member, Miss Beffel, advisor.


Freshman: Francis Welsh, Pres., Virginia Kleckner, V. Pres., Mary Neverman, Sec. and Treas., Miss Piehl, advisor.


Local News

Zimmerman’s Fur Man with a big line of fur coats will be here at the store Thursday, Sept. 29.


The ladies of the Congregational church will have their annual chicken pie supper Thursday, Oct. 13th.


Judge E.W. Crosby and court reporter H.A. Kintzele are at Mauston for the fall term of court.


Douglas Walters is home from Milwaukee where he has been working and has entered the Teachers Training Course in Neillsville High School.


Piano tuning and service guaranteed. Many years of piano tuning experience and regular monthly visits to your city makes this possible. Call Edwin Christopherson at Woelffer’s Music Store.


About 40 members of Carmi Chapter of Eastern Star, Neillsville, drove to Marshfield Tuesday evening to attend a session of the Eastern Star Chapter there. There was a banquet and initiation work, and all report a most enjoyable time spent and speak highly of the hospitality of the Marshfield O.E.S.


Keynote Choral Club The Keynote Choral Club will meet Wednesday night at 7:15 in the high school building. All old members are urged to attend so their names will not have to be voted on again. Those desiring membership, please send in your name. We are very glad to have Mr. Stucki as directory and Mrs. Scott as pianist for the coming year.


Three-Linkers lay new temple corner stone


Thursday evening marked another “red letter day” in the annuals of Humbird Lodge of Odd Fellow. The event was the ceremony of laying the corner stone of Mound Temple, the fi ne new home for the lodge, which is nearing completion.


More than 150 Odd Fellows from different lodges in the towns nearby and thirty members of the Rebekah Order assembled for the ceremonies. Fred West, who laid the tile for the temple, placed the cornerstone, and with it the receptacle containing last proceedings of the sovereign and state grand lodges, a history to date and list of members of the local lodge, and a copy of the Enterprise of Sept. 17th. Prayer was offered by Rev. E.F. Menger, and addresses were made by Messrs. Sturdevant, Gild and Galloway.


Following the ceremonies, a session of the lodge was held at the town hall, at which the Merrillan second degree team put on the work. Then the radio was tuned in and the rounds of the big fight were listened to with apt attention by the concourse.


The ladies of the Rebekah Lodge served refreshments for the occasion.


East York


The time for church services is changed back to the afternoon at 2:30. Sunday School at 1:30.


Mr. and Mrs. Bert Walker and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. E. Korth and children and Mr. Rounsville were Neillsville callers Saturday.


Harold Robins worked for F. Downer the past week and did chores for Bert Walker while he was laid up with lumbago.


Mr. and Mrs. Emil Korth and children spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. J. Drescher and children.


Kathryne Downer spent Friday afternoon with Ethel Walker.


E. Korth and Mr. Rounsville attended the Wanless auction Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. F. Downer were at Marshfield Monday afternoon.


Mrs. Jim Baker helped Mrs. Downer cook for silo fillers Tuesday.


Mr. and Mrs. McNamee and sons visited at the F. Downer home on Tuesday evening.


Erma Edens spent a week with friends in Neillsville.


Mrs. Estella Mortimer entertained the Ladies Aid this week Wednesday for dinner.


Mr. and Mrs. Leo Korth and daughter called at Emil Korth’s on Thursday evening.




Mr. and Mrs. F. Lenz entertained the Marden brothers and Ed. Pollnow and Paul Albrecht and wife Thursday evening with the radio description of the Tunney-Dempsey fight.


Miss Ruth Kurtzweg was an overnight visitor with Mrs. Lon Cooke last week and attended the meeting at Neillsville.


Ernest Schuelke filled silo for E. Moffatt early this week.


Miss Lillian Karnitz left Friday for Waukegan, Ill., to resume her work for the winter.


Ben Hart bought Mr. Ziehl’s car and Mr. Ziehl has a new car now.


Miss Lucille Sharp attended the teacher’s meeting in Neillsville last week.


Dick Albrecht and wife were Sunday evening supper guests at the Albrecht home.


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ziehl attended the meetings at the W.R.C. Hall Sunday and Monday night.




Mr. and Mrs. Fresh Hill returned Saturday from their trip to New York where they visited their son and family and other relatives. Chas. Fenske, who was taken to the hospital Saturday for treatment returned home Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. Berthold and baby returned home Saturday from a two week visit with relatives near St. Paul.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hill September 26th, a baby girl.


Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hopp Jr. returned last week from a visit with relatives in Illinois.


Mr. and Mrs. H. McNaul and family returned Saturday from a week’s visit with relatives in Cuba City.


Mr. and Mrs. H. Dankemyer and Mrs. Prust spent Sunday at the D. Cattanach home in Fairchild.


Mrs. P.W. Berg, Adeline Dow, Lela and Lester Scholtz all of Marshfield spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Dow.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Selk and son and Mrs. Down spent Monday evening in Marshfield.


Mrs. H. Henning of Marshfield attended the Aid at Mrs. Prust’s on Thursday.


Romadka School Notes School opened Monday, Sept. 5, with an enrollment of 24 pupils in the Upper Room and 31 in the Primary Room. Mrs. I. Higgens is in charge of the upper grades and Miss Hart attends to the lower grades.


We were visited by the State Supervisor last week. Mrs. Van Natta and Miss Wright accompanied him.


We have had several callers to our school recently.


We will organize a Mother’s Club next Thursday afternoon. All mothers of the district are invited.


Last Tuesday we had our first lesson in painting. We painted a beautiful wall flower.


We are planning to make several booklets this year for which we will get credit in our county exams.


Geog. 7 have finished the study of S. America and had a test on it.


Poems and pictures are being studied in several grades.


Some interesting letters have been written in language classes.


The small boys of our school have been cording wood in the basement. We find them good little workers.


The upper grades painted a flower last Tuesday.


Our plants are blooming nicely. We wish we had more.


The Agriculture class gathered material for a leaf booklet last Friday afternoon.


The Manual Training boys, Harold and John, are making a book trough.


Geography 5 and 7 had a test last Wednesday.


The Domestic Science girls had baked apples for lunch last Friday.


York and Weston


Mrs. Henry Herian and sons Lewis and Robert and Mrs. Sarah Metcalf called on Mrs. J. Ableiter last Tuesday.


Miss Irene Metcalf spent Sunday at the Joe Struensee home.


Mr. Rosso and James Ferris finished plastering Jake Schaefer’s new house Thursday.


Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Rowe and daughter Cleo called on the Fred Wendt home Tuesday night.


Mr. and Mrs. Percy Northup and family and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kaudy and family called on P. Metcalf Sunday.


Miss Isabelle Kuester and Mrs. H.M. Root were seen in this vicinity Thursday.


Mrs. John Ableiter is very sick and under the care of a doctor.


Mrs. Henry Herian and son Robert spent Monday with Mrs. John Ableiter.


Mrs. Parker Metcalf and son Leon and daughter Irene were city callers Tuesday.


Wedding Anniversary in Sherwood


The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gall gave them a surprise party Saturday evening in honor of their 15th wedding anniversary. They went to their home in a body and gave them a good old fashioned chivaree, then all returned to the town hall, where they were met at the door by Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Davies, who acted the part of a minister and two little flower girls who strewed flowers in their pathway and marched around the hall to where hung wedding bells and streamers of white ribbon. Mrs. R.H. Davies played the wedding march, after which was held a mock marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Art Sparks acted as bridesmaid and best man. Mr. Davies kept the audience entertained by his witty marriage ceremony.


The evening was spent in dancing and at midnight a delicious luncheon was served. The bride and groom, their attendants and the “minister” were seated at a special table, on which hung white bells and ribbon. The bride and groom served the wedding cake. The bride’s cake was a wonderful creation and the groom’s cake was also delicious. After all were served the committee presented Mr. and Mrs. Gall with a beautiful linen tablecloth. The hall was crowded with invited guests and all had a delightful time and wished them many more years of happiness.




Lorreta, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Flugel, is seriously ill. We hope she will soon be well again.


Herman Schwanebeck is visiting friends and relatives in Plainfield at present.


The Ladies Aid will meet next Wednesday, Oct. 5th with Mrs. Max Schwanebeck.


Art Zimmendorf came home from Eau Claire Sunday.



Kearns’ Drug Store lunch advertisement. Yummy!






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