January 27, 2021, Page 9

Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


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Clark County News

January 26, 1939


Countryside is preparing for Winter Carnival!


Committee appointed for Wood Chopping Contest, Dog Derby


Clark County wood cutters, who have been getting into condition since late fall for Neillsville’s annual wood chopping contest, are sharpening their pet double- bladed axes and are putting the finishing touches on their technique.


Children, who have long dreamed of pitting their pets against the field in the annual dog derby, are on the home stretch of the long period of training their dogs to “mush.”


Hundreds of residents of the surrounding countryside are setting aside Saturday, February 11, to come to Neillsville.


Dog Derby Day


It’s Dog Derby and Wood Chopping Day! The gala mid-winter festival of Clark County, which last year attracted over 5,000 spectators.


Ten committee members to take charge of the program and arrangements were appointed by President Robert Schiller of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, sponsors, at a meeting late last week.


One of the biggest jobs to be undertaken by the committee is that of staging the wood chopping contest in such a manner and in such a place that everybody attending will be able to see the whole show. Members of the Junior Chamber agreed that this was the principal shortcoming of the event last year.


The Committee


Committee men appointed are Glen White, George Glass, Gerry Halverson, Allen C. Covell, Jake Hoesly, Kenneth Wagner, Morris Svirnoff, Joe Zilk, Mr. Schiller and Arthur Kunze.


The committee will discuss plans following a meeting of the organization at 8 p.m. tonight in the city hall.


At last week’s meeting the members decided against holding an ice carnival in conjunction with the dog derby and wood chopping contest and tabled the carnival idea for future reference.


Henry Ott became a member of the Junior Chamber at the meeting.


George E. Kuehl charged with setting store fire December 26


George E. Kuehl, Withee general merchant, has been arrested on a charge of arson.


Arraigned in circuit court last Saturday morning on a charge of setting fire to his general merchandising store in Withee December 26, Kuehl pleaded insanity through his attorney, Hugh G. Haight, and was remanded to the county jail to await a sanity examination. Circuit Judge Emery W. Crosby said he would appoint alienists late this week to conduct the examination.


The complaint was signed January 14 by Gilbert Gilbertson, deputy state fire marshal, following an inspection of the building.


District Attorney Hugh Gwin said the complaint was based on the finding of evidence indicating that an attempt had been made to start a fire in the attic of the store building at the time the blaze broke out in the rear of the warehouse. The two buildings stand side by side. The attic fire burned itself out, Mr. Gwin said.


The fire in the warehouse was discovered about noon. The inside of the building was charred, and the south wall of the store was damaged by flames before they were extinguished.


Merchandise, at least partially covered by insurance, was damaged to a large extent by smoke and water.


County roads open after 4-inch snowfall


Worst snow in southern Clark County; North gets two inches


County highway officials this morning announced that all state and county roads were open in spite of a four-inch snowfall in the southern part of the county Wednesday afternoon and night.


The worst of the snowfall was experienced in the southern part of the county. Only two inches fell in the north. The officials today were apprehensive lest a wind start drifting the loose, light snow, and thus threaten to block country travel.


County crews were kept busy during the night, plowing out the concrete state highways, leaving the county trunk highways alone in order to keep the main arteries of travel open in case of a heavier snowfall.


City street department crews plowed streets through the night, and this morning the city streets were pretty well cleared.


The snowstorm followed closely on the heels of a cold snap, which came early this week after several days of spring-like weather.


Accident victims reported improving


Owen man and woman critically hurt in crash


Mrs. Babbett Meyer, 26, and Wallace Kozlowski, 29, both of Owen, are recovering in the Owen hospital from critical injuries suffered early last Saturday morning when the car in which they were riding struck a culvert and overturned on Highway 73, on the southern outskirts of Greenwood.


Mrs. Meyer, who was driving, suffered a ruptured kidney, internal injuries, fracture of both legs and jaw fracture, and multiple cuts and bruises.


Kozlowski suffered a skull fracture, a broken leg, internal injuries, and facial cuts.


Mrs. Meyer was removed to the hospital by George Bannach and Dr. M.V. Overman of Greenwood, and Kozlowski was taken there by Tony Schiller in an ambulance.


The car was wrecked, according to traffic officer Lewis Bradbury.


Press gives reason for making survey


Also tells how to give information, with illustration


What is the purpose of the survey now being made of the reading content of The Clark County Press? Why should readers go to the trouble of filling in the form?


The reason is that the editors of The Press wish to confirm or revise their judgment about the manner in which they have been putting the paper together. They wish to alter their emphasis according to the taste of readers.


It is the earnest purpose of the management to give readers what they want to read, rather than what the editors want to make them read. But how are the editors to determine just what the readers like? In general, there seems to be approval of the policies followed - but the editors are not sure what parts of the paper, what features, are regarded as most important and desirable, and which are of lesser popularity. A knowledge of these points will help them in making further plans.


The management appreciates that it is a task to fill out the form, and that such a request ought to be seldom made and only for a serious purpose. The occasion is important, and the editors will greatly appreciate the help of all readers.


It goes without saying that readers incur no obligation in filling out the form and returning it to The Press.


Four injured in crash near Spencer Tuesday


Four persons were injured, one seriously, when two cars collided some five miles west of Spencer about midnight Tuesday.


The injured: Mrs. Edwin Ertl of the town of Sherman, brain concussion, forehead lacerations, and contusions of both legs. Edwin Ertl, minor bruises. Raymond Firnstahl of Marshfield, forehead lacerations. The Rev. L. W. Lee of Colby, scalp lacerations.


The cars collided as Mr. and Mrs. Ertl drove onto Highway 98 from a side road, according to traffic officer Lewis Bradbury, who investigated.


Men’s group will sing benefit program here


The Men’s Glee Club of the Stevens Point State Teachers’ College will sing a benefit program for the Neillsville High School band in the high school auditorium, Monday, February 20, it was announced Wednesday by Jess Scott, chairman of the program committee of the Kiwanis Club.


The appearance here of the glee club will be sponsored by the civic organization, and proceeds will be used for the high school musical organization. Members of the glee club will be guests of the Kiwanis Club at their weekly dinner meeting immediately preceding their program.


Willard News


A large crowd turned out for roller skating Tuesday evening.


Louis Slock, Clark County supervising teacher, called at the Willard school Monday.


L.S. Butcher attended a gasoline retail dealers, meeting in Greenwood last Tuesday evening.


Rosella Severson and Beulah Dill of Greenwood spent last Tuesday with Florence Schmidt.


Mrs. Wilson of Osseo is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell. Mrs. Wilson is Mrs. Campbell’s mother.


Rug Buker of Greenwood was a caller at Willard Sunday morning.


Mr. and Mrs. Hans Schmidt and family spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Severson, east of Greenwood.


Mr. and Mrs. K.S. Butcher spent Sunday afternoon visiting with Ernest Kressig and daughter, Ella, northwest of Greenwood.


S.G. Patey of Neillsville was in Willard Monday morning on business.


Mr. and Mrs. James Metcalf and Mrs. Jake Speich of Greenwood were in Willard Monday.


Mrs. Matt Malnar and children were in Greenwood on business Saturday.


Miss. Rose Riske of Braun Settlement spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Malnar.


Granton News


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stevens and son, Vernon, of Veefkind spent Sunday with their nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidtke.


Ray Urbans spent the weekend with his parents in Stevens Point and Saturday night refereed a basketball game at Mosinee. He refereed the Medford-Owen game at Owen Tuesday night.


Members of the Walther league held a party at the Paul Garbisch home Sunday night. Monday night the league members surprised Gerhardt Berge at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Berge, in celebration of his birthday.


The Ladies’ Aid society of the Evangelical Lutheran church will meet Wednesday, February 1, with Mrs. Albert Schlinsog on route two, who will be assisted by Mrs. Henry Schlinsog.


Mrs. Robert Garbisch, who assisted with the care of Mrs. Gilbert Coyle and infant daughter, has returned to her home.


Eugene Trimberger, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Trimberger, has been quite sick with the measles.


Mrs. Emma McKean, who has been here visiting relatives, returned to her home in Chicago Monday. She was accompanied to that city by her nephew, Arthur Schlinsog, and his friend, Norbert Moh, who expect to find employment there.


Ruth Grottke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grottke, route two, is a patient at the Neillsville Hospital since Sunday. Monday, she underwent an operation for appendicitis.


Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Schoengarth were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Erickson at their home in Merrillan.


Mrs. Charles Neinas returned last Thursday from Marshfield, where she visited at the home of her son, Arthur Neinas, and enjoyed the birthday celebration of her grandson, Charles.


The Ladies’ Circle, which did not meet during the month of January, will hold its regular meeting Thursday, February 2, at the E.A. Beeckler home.


Mr. and Mrs. Fresh Emling of Chili spent Saturday visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neinas.


Greenwood News


Mrs. S. Plank returned to her home here last Tuesday, after a three-week visit with her mother at Waterloo, Ia. She was met at La Crosse by her daughter, Miss Alice Plank, and Bill Rellis. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Liebzeit and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perushek have returned from a two-week visit through the south. They visited with Clarence Liebzeit at Noben, Miss., and also with Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Noetzel at Riviera, Fla., and visited with relatives at Chicago and other points.


Miss Hope Ketchpaw arrived from Chicago for a visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eben Ketchpaw.


Howard Corey and John Lindner are spending several weeks in Florida.


Donald Logan of Boyd is relieving M.E. Kenyon at the Soo depot, while Mr. Kenyon is laid up with arthritis.


Members of the Ladies’ Aid of the United Lutheran Church met in the church parlors this afternoon.


The Ladies’ Aid Society of the Methodist Church will meet in the church parlors Friday afternoon, January 27. Hostesses will be Mrs. Albert Shanks, Mrs. C. Baldwin, Mrs. Christina Moberg and Mrs. Elmer Stafford.


Mrs. Irva Hindal of Sheldon is visiting at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Sherman.


The Farmers Equity union will hold a card party at the John Demuth home tonight.


The Catholic Women’s Study Club will meet at the parsonage Friday evening.


The Happy Five Club met at the Frank Smaldone home Saturday evening.







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