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Clark County News


January 5, 1939


Five county residents honored by Governor


At least five Clark County residents were honored by appointments on committees in connection with the inaugural ceremonies in Madison Monday of Governor Julius P. Heil and other state officers. Those named, and the committees to which they were appointed, were E.W. Kidd of Owen, reception committee; Mrs. Elnora Arps of Greenwood and Mrs. G.H. Lowe of Neillsville, women’s reception committee; and Senator Walter J. Rush of Neillsville and Assemblyman Walter E. Cook of Unity, legislative committee.



All-Stars seek first win in home opener Sunday


The Neillsville All- Stars city basketball team sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, will open the home season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the armory, when they meet a highly touted Soldiers Grove quintet, Manager Glen White has announced. The All-Stars will be gunning for their season’s first victory. Hampered by small floors and inability to hit the basket in their first two starts this season, the All- Stars hope to get up a full head of steam for Sunday’s encounter.



Mother of three dies Wednesday


Mrs. Francis Langreck, 20, succumbs after five-day illness Mrs. Francis Langreck, about 20, of the town of Weston, mother of three children, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday in a Marshfield hospital as a result of scarlet fever.


It was the first death caused by that disease in Clark County since 1936, when at least two scarlet fever deaths were reported, according to County Nurse Gertrude Clouse.


Mrs. Langreck had been ill only five days. She was removed in an ambulance to the isolation ward in Marshfield late Wednesday afternoon when her condition became acute. She died shortly after her admission in the ward.


Three other members of the family are ill from the contagion. Mr. Langreck is seriously sick as a result of complications resulting from the disease. Antone John, three-year-old boy, also is seriously ill. Francis Ferdinand, 2, is said to be recovering.


The family’s two-month-old baby, Eugene, has escaped thus far. However, Mrs. Raymond Schaefer, sister-in-law of Mrs. Langreck, contracted the disease while caring for the Langrecks, Miss Clouse said.


One hundred and ninety- nice scarlet fever cases were reported in the county in 1936, the year in which the last previous deaths occurred. In 1937, 58 cases were reported, and in 1938, 46 cases were reported to local health officers.


Private funeral services for Mrs. Langreck were to be held this afternoon (Thursday) with the Rev. Fr. Joseph A. Biegler in charge. Burial was to be made in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Mrs. Langreck, nee Marcella Lucille Schaefer, was born December 16, 1918, in the town of York. She was educated in the rural school of York and for three years attended Neillsville high school.


She was married to Francis Langreck on January 18, 1935, going soon after their marriage to the Martin Lastofka farm which they have since operated.


Deceased leaves besides her immediate family, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Schaefer, and two brothers, Raymond of Weston and Evarist at home.



Adler will present Stevenson Favorite


‘‘Treasure Island” to be shown Friday and Saturday


Stories told in two of the most popular and outstanding novels of the English language will be brought to patrons of the Adler Theater during the next week.


The first, on Friday and Saturday, is Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” the story of which is loved by young and old alike. Jackie Cooper takes the juvenile lead, with Wallace Beery cast in the role of the pirate, Long John Silver.


The highly gripping story of a struggling Welsh physician and his fights for medical reform are interwoven with romance and pathos in A.J. Cronin’s best seller, “The Citadel,” which will be shown on the Adler Theater screen Sunday and Monday. Robert Donat and Rosalind Russel are co-starred.


“Valley of the Giants,” a stirring story of the west, featuring Wayne Morris, Claire Trevor, Frank McHugh and Alan Hale, will be shown on the Adler theater screen Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The picture is screened in technicolor.



Spring Creek Valley


Happy New Year to all.


Ardith Lindow and Violet Foemmel are the latest members to be on the sick list as measles victims.


Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Lee and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grimm and Anna Grimm called at Marion Lee’s Thursday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Russell Roehl called here on Wednesday evening. Frank Roseman had wood sawyers last Saturday.


Mrs. Chas. Lindow was at Oliver Happe’s caring for little Douglas, who has the measles.


A. Grimm’s called at Ezra Schilling’s Wednesday evening and helped little Bernice celebrate her third birthday.


Rev. Manley’s called at Marion Lee’s Saturday evening.




Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Severson and family of Prescott, Wis., are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Schmidt.


Jeanette Perko spent from Sunday until Wednesday with her aunt, Mrs. Leo Rueth, at Loyal.


Lester Severson of Greenwood is visiting with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Schmidt.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Klancher, Jr., and son, Jimmy, called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Godee, New Year’s Day.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Quast and daughter, Dolores, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Quast at Greenwood New Year’s Day.


Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Butcher and family spent Sunday at the D.H. Reese home at Greenwood.


Jas. Diech of Chicago visited relatives in this vicinity Saturday.


Willard school started Tuesday after a week’s vacation.




Mrs. Rose Viergutz and daughters, Stella and Irene, and son, Walter, Nasonville, and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Brooks and daughters, Marian and Lois, visited at the Albert Viergutz home Saturday.


Miss Bernice Altenburg and Elmer Robinson visited at the Mr. and Mrs. John Altenburg home Wednesday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. George Schmidt entertained a number of friends at a party New Year’s Eve.


Mr. and Mrs. Dan Garbisch and child, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Helm and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Garbisch and family, Grant, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nowack and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartz and family were New Year’s dinner guests at the Mr. and Mrs. Louis Helm home.


Miss Mae Ott left for her school at Sherwood Tuesday.


Miss Beverly Hahn, York is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Hahn this week.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Weisner and family were New Year’s dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Ott, Nasonville.


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Breseman, Grant, visited at the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lindow home New Year’s Eve.


New Year dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Nickel were Mr. and Mrs. August Arndt, Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Riedel and son, Mrs. Gustave Riedel, Mrs. Louis Nickel, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nickel and family and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hasz and family.


Mr. and Mrs. Harold Capella and family were New Year’s dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Elmhorst, York.


Mrs. Louis Grade, who had been a patient at the Granton Clinic the past two weeks, returned to her home Wednesday. Mrs. John Grassman is assisting her with the housework.


The Lynn Sunbeam School opened Tuesday after the Christmas holidays.


New Year dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ramond Lindow were Mrs. Ed. Bulgrin and daughter, Beverly, Nasonville, and supper guests at their home were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anding and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lupicent of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Seehafer and family, Nasonville, and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Johnson.


The Rev. and Mrs. Carl Hoch and family were New Year’s dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Hahm and supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Burge at Granton.


Mrs. Harold Johnson of Eau Claire is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ross since Tuesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Viergutz, Rochester, Minn., Albert Viergutz and son, Arthur and Miss Ida Gouschorik were Thursday dinner guests at the Herbert Pusheck home, Chili. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pusheck.


Mrs. John Schafer, who spent the Christmas holidays with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Bachus, Wausau, returned home Saturday.


Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Ferro of Granton, visited at the Mr. and Mrs. John Breseman home Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sternitzky and family visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Belvin Garbisch, Grant, Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ampe and family, Wausau, visited at the Mr. and Mrs. Arther Grassman home Thursday.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grottke and family visited Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pusheck, Chili, Monday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Schlinsog and family were New Year’s dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hollenbach.


Christmas dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman F. Schlinsog were, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schlinsog and family of Grant; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schlinsog and family, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schlinsog and family, Grant; and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Krausch and family Cedarburg, Mrs. Krause will be remembered as Violet Schlinsog, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Herman Schlinsog.


Mrs. Emma McKeen and Mrs. Anna Guk, Chicago, came Saturday to visit their brother, Charles Schlinsog, who is extremely ill at his home.





The farewell New Year’s Dance at Silver Dome was enjoyed by a nice crowd. The Kellers are spending the winter at their home at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Mr. and Mrs. Joe White came Saturday night from St. Paul to spend the holidays with their parent.


June Arndt returned to Menasha Monday to go to school.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark and Forest spent New Year’s Eve with Mr. and Mrs. H. Albrecht.


Frances Abbot spent Saturday with Grandma Albrecht.


Miss E. Jacklin and pupils began the last half of the school year Monday.


The road north of Bob Clark’s to the school is not passable for a car since the snowfall.


Mr. and Mrs. John Apfel of Neillsville spent New Year’s Day with Glenn Wright.


A yellow monoplane landed at the airport in Albrecht’s Field on New Year’s Day in the afternoon and landed in a nosedive. It was hauled from the field onto the highway where it took off, going back west. It is unusual to see a plane here at this time of the year.


Len Young of Eau Claire and Mr. and Mrs. H. Jennings spent a night a Lizzie Washburn’s last week.


The Charles Oldham family spent New Year’s Day with her parents.


Theresa Hart called on Laura Hart Monday and also on Ann Finder. Mrs. Collins spent Monday afternoon with Ann Finder.


Billy Kuehn has work at Rush Hake’s.


Archie Schultz and H. Hart and wife had supper New Year’s Day with H. Schultz family.




Miss Nina VanCycle of Loyal was called here last Friday by the serious illness of her father. He passed away at 11 a.m. Saturday. Death was caused by a stroke. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Gilbertson Funeral Home at Granton, with interment in the Yolo Cemetery.


Miss Doris Coffin returned to Neillsville Monday, after spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Coffin.


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kleinschmidt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sanger and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Franke attended a bunco party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Zalke Sunday evening.


The Royal Neighbors met with Mrs. Phelps Spry Wednesday, December 28, and exchanged gifts and enjoyed a real Christmas meeting. The next meeting will be January 11 with Mrs. Lena Mattson. There will be installation of officers.


Miss Ruth Coffin assisted with the inventory at the Herman Montag store last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Phelps Sory autoed to Neillsville on business Saturday.


Mr. and Mrs. Irving Davis and children, Edna May Walter, Ruth and Norman, were Sunday guests at the Glen Snow home. 






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