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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


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Clark County News


December 2, 1937


Counties plan exhibits for "Goodwill Train"


The department of agriculture and markets announced Thursday that three counties-Waupaca, Outagamie and Marathon - have appropriated money for exhibits on Wisconsin's 1938 "Goodwill" train which will make a two- week tour of the south and east beginning Feb. 24.


George Dobbins of Weyauwega, general tour chairman, said the Wisconsin Canner's Association had asked for the use of the entire car for an exhibit of products in tins and glass.


The train will pass through 14 states and the District of Columbia and make 27 stops in principal cities.




Bank deposits good


Despite the business recession of the past few weeks, bank deposits on October 26, 1937, were only about three million dollars lower than they were June 10, 1937, on a deposit volume of about 392 million dollars, indicating that Wisconsin is not so far, suffering much of a loss in business, says a state banking commission report.




 Humbird O & N robbed


The warehouse of the O & N Lumber Company at Humbird was entered by thieves who broke the padlock and carted away about three tons of flour, feed and seed worth over $200. K.A. Stafford, manager, discovered the loss the next morning.




Community club notice


Persons wishing to contribute clothing including shoes, also toys, for needy families, please bring items to the city hall, and they will be taken care of.




Offer Christmas help to buyers in local stores


Neillsville Merchants have large stocks of seasonable merchandise


Christmas is just around the corner, so to speak, and our progressive Neillsville merchants are offering many timely and valuable suggestions in their ads in the Press this week which will help to solve the problems of what to give every member of the family, as well as other relatives and friends.


The trend this year is toward practical gifts everywhere.


Marsh's store invited residents to see the big display of Christmas merchandise.


Schiller's store is featuring a complete line of furniture in a large ad this week.


Woodward's store advertises a handy list of items for all members of the family.


Zimmerman Bros. call attention to their seasonable line of men's and boy's clothing.


Hauge Floral company is advertising wreaths.


Frank Brown calls attention to ever-popular gifts of jewelry.


Schultz Bros. Variety store features a large list of popular priced gifts.


Ungers Shoe store calls attention to the large stock of new shoes.


Other advertisers are the Neillsville Maytag store with radios, washers and auto supplies, Moldenhauer's Jewelry, Neillsville Hardware, Adler Theatre and the First National Bank.


R.H. Welsh is advertising the new 1938 Chevrolet as a real gift.


To have warm homes for your Christmas the Fullerton Lumber Co. is advertising Zonolite for insulating.


The O & N Lumber Company is calling attention to the triple insulation in the new model home at Second & Oak streets.


Kearn's Drug Store calls attention to a fine display of Christmas cards and some special offerings.


The A & P store reminds of offerings for the Christmas table.


Sniteman's Drug Store has special Christmas offerings, including cards.


Moldenhauer's Jewelry has a miniature Christmas tree in the ad.




Dr. Foster moves into new office building


Dr. Foster, who recently opened up an optical office here, last week moved from the Moe building at Black River Falls to the new Rozmenoski building.


Dr. Foster spends the last three days of the week there, and the first three days of the week here at Neillsville in the fine new office in the Zimmerman building and is fully equipped both places to take care of all phases of optical work.


Dr. Foster has been in practice at Black River Falls for 15 years.




Girl Scout news


The girls decided to set aside one Monday every two months as Mother's day. On that day they wish to have all the mothers visit the meeting and watch them in their work. The first Monday for mother's visiting day will be January 3, 1938.


A committee of Rachel Eide, Neva Selves and Gladys Kraft is making plans for a program to be used at our scout meetings.


The girl and boy scouts sleigh ride party will be held Friday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m.


Each and every girl scout is expected to be present at the meeting Monday night.




November 27, 1947


Eunson's "The Day They Gave Babies Away" in Christmas Press


Dale Eunson's heart-warming story, "The Day They Gave Babies Away," will be the great feature of the Christmas issue of The Clark County Press. Dale Eunson is a Neillsville boy son of the late Robert Eunson, once sheriff of Clark County. The last years of Robert Eunson's life were spent in California, and there Dale Eunson went to the University of Southern California and began to do publicity work for the movies. In 1930 he went to New York and began to write. He is now fiction editor of the Cosmopolitan magazine.


The story "The Day The Gave Babies Away" tells of a crisis in the Eunson family. Dale's father Robert at the age of 12 was given responsibility of placing himself and his five brothers and sisters. The responsibility was given him by his mother, as she died. The mother's funeral was held upon the day before Christmas, and the story tells how Robert, taking full responsibility upon his own shoulders, placed his brothers and sisters in the families where he thought they ought to be. He did all this on Christmas day.


This story originally appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine and was a resounding success. It has since been published in book form by Farrar, Strauss & Co. of New York City. It has been dramatized for the radio, and will be made into a motion picture, the rights having been purchased for that purpose.


A request for permission to use the story was made of Dale Eunson by the editor of The Press. A letter from Mr. Eunson states that the publishers have been deluged with similar requests and that all of them have been turned down, as the Cosmopolitan wants to reprint the story after a time. However Mr. Eunson prevailed upon Arthur Gordon, the editor of the Cosmopolitan, to grant the necessary permission exclusively to The Clark County Press, in order that the story may appear in Mr. Eunson's old home town.


It is an interesting coincidence that Mr. Eunson, now in New York, has his office in the same Hearst building as did the editor of The Press ten years ago, and the two have mutual acquaintances in the Hearst organization.




Cheese factory in York is sold by Dairy Belt Co.


 The York Center Cheese Factory has been purchased by Louie Gonia, who is taking possession at once. The plant was purchased a few years ago by the Dairy Belt Co., of Spencer. Mr. Gonia recently has been employed in the Black River Cheese factory, located northwest of Withee.




School holiday


 The Neillsville High School and public grade schools closed at noon on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving vacation and will reopen Monday morning.


St. Mary's Catholic School closed Wednesday afternoon and will be closed until Monday morning.


At the Indian Mission school, classed will be closed on Thanksgiving day only. A few of the children have gone to their homes for a few days, but classes will be held on Friday for those who remain here.


St. John's Lutheran School also closed Wednesday afternoon and will reconvene on Monday morning.




 Youths talk skating with the city fathers


A petition in boots crowded the council chamber Tuesday evening, some 60 to 75 youths who wanted a better chance for ice skating. They had designated Bill Stucki to do their talking, and Bill asked the council to make adequate provision, both for a good place to skate and for a suitable place in which to put on skates. Upon motion of Alderman Hoesly, this entire matter was turned over to the park board, with the request that the park board find a way to comply with the desire of the young people.




November 21, 1957


Heaviest snow since March 1955


Highway crews digging out, roads slowly being opened following hard storm


Like a prize fighter rocked to his heels by a Sunday punch, Clark County is slowly shaking off the effects of the most severe November blizzard in more than two decades.


Not since March 1955, when 19 inches of snow fell in a three-day period, has the area had anything like it. A total of 13 inches fell in the two-day storm, with 12 inches of soggy, slippery stuff covering the ground from early Monday until 7 a.m. Tuesday.


While severe mainly because of the amount of snowfall and its early wetness, no serious results have been reported. Traffic was snarled during the early part of the storm, then was brought to an almost complete standstill. Schools of the area were closed.


25 units tied up


An estimated 25 big tractor-trailer units were tied up in Neillsville during Monday night and Tuesday morning. One driver reported that it took him 4 1/2 hours to make the 42 miles here from Wisconsin Rapids. Other similar reports came from motorists and truckers, alike.


During the worst of the bad traveling conditions Memorial Hospital took care of one emergency. A man suffering a strangulated hernia, bucked the snow and drifts for 14 miles to seek aid. The hospital was ready, with one physician and an adequate staff standing by throughout the night to be on hand for emergencies.


Call off effort


After working throughout the evening Monday to keep the approaches to the hospital open, the city was forced to call off about 10:30 p.m. when it became impossible to see the end of the grader from the cab. At that point Dale Seif took over with a tractor and kept the hospital area free of stalled cars.


The worst of the snowfall was over Tuesday morning, but not the "blow." The heavy, wet snow changed to a lighter, fluffier snow in the early hours of Tuesday, and a high wind blew it in drifts and filled up places which had been dug out earlier.




Highway 1958 program told, none for county


The state highway department has released details of its 1959 highway construction program-the largest in history. None of the proposed work listed will be on the highways in Clark County.





The former Ann Turville, who was married in Neillsville, Nov. 9.

(Photo by Galstad Studio, 1957)




The office of the county clerk, in the courthouse, was without doubt, the busiest place in town from Tuesday until shortly after noon last Friday as hunters made last minute preparations for the opening of the deer season Saturday. Mostly the office was jammed day and evening with hunters securing deer permits, applications, and asking questions about regulations. This picture shows the tag end of the rush, just before noon Friday. With back to the camera are the staff who tried to help the hunters (left to right): Mike Krultz Jr., county clerk; Mrs. Krultz, who was pressed into service and here is explaining a location to a prospective hunter; and Miss Elaine Krause, deputy county clerk.

(Press photo 1957)





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