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Clark County News


March 2, 1939


 County children to enter Helen Mears Art Contest


Eighth grade students of Clark County have been invited to enter the Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest, a state-wide competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Federation of Women’s Clubs, Mrs. D. E. Thayer, art chairman of the Monday Progress Club, local sponsor, has announced.


Instructions for the contest were mailed out to teachers in the area by County School Supt. L. M. Millard. Children entering the competition will work under the supervision of teachers.


The subject for this year’s contest will be outdoor sports or recreation and may include as the center of interest human figures in action poses Oils, crayons, watercolors or any other medium may be used, the instructions stated. The pictures should be 14 inches by 18 inches, and should be mounted on a stiff cardboard, leaving a border of two-and-a-half inches all around the picture.


Mrs. Thayer expressed the hope that many students in the territory would compete in the contest. The deadline for entries is May 10. Judges chosen from amount the membership of the Monday Progress Club will select the filed best pictures and enter them in the Ninth district contest. The district contest judging will be held in connection with the district convention to be held in Neillsville June 6 and 7. The three best pictures will be entered in the state contest.



Gwin seeks dismissal of bad check charges


District Attorney Hugh F. Gwin has announced that he will seek dismissals of several bad check charges filed recently in Clark County. One charge, against Harry Hanson of Levis, was dismissed by Judge A.E. Dudley on motion of Mr. Gwin earlier this week. Other dismissals to be sought in circuit court, Mr. Gwin said, would be in the actions against Albert Tremelling of Granton, Wilbur Turner of Neillsville, and Ludwig Jordan of Thorp. The men had signed post-dated checks in settlement accounts in a Neillsville business house. Mr. Gwin stated that the circumstances did not warrant the charges.


On roll of honor


Otto A. Zaeske of Neillsville is again on the honor roll of the Mutual Life of New York. For the year 1938 he stood 33rd among all the agents of the company for the number of lives insured.



County digs out of season’s worst snow


10 inches falls here on Tuesday; roads blocked


Clark County this week was digging out of the worst snowstorm of the season.


Roads were blocked Tuesday when 10 inches of snow fell during the night and morning. It exceeded the previous high snowfall of the county by four inches.


Traffic today was just beginning to move freely on main arteries and county roads on which county highway crews have been working since the storm started late Monday night.


Whipped by a stiff wind Tuesday morning, the snowfall reached its peak about 10 a.m., and stopped completely by noon.


Many salesmen who had stopped in Neillsville Monday night remained over Tuesday, while others gave up trying to travel when they reached the city.


Only a portion of mail deliveries on rural routes could be made Tuesday, according to reports from post offices throughout the county, and mail service from other cities to Neillsville was suspended for a time Tuesday afternoon.


The snowfall, which melted down to six-tenths of an inch, according to the cooperative weather station on the Henry Markwardt farm east of the city, made a total of 2.05 inches of precipitation for the month of February. The high temperature of the last week came Monday when the official thermometer climbed to 39 degrees above zero. Low for the week was nine degrees below zero, registered Saturday morning.


40th anniversary party


Mr. and Mrs. William Loppnow were surprised Monday evening, February 27, by a group of relatives and friends, the occasion being their 40th wedding anniversary and the 63rd birthday of Mr. Loppnow. The evening was spent playing cards, Chinese checkers and carroms.


At midnight, a delicious lunch was served. A large wedding cake decorated with 40 candles and baked by Mr. Loppnow’s sister, Mrs. Zickuhr, served as the center piece.


Those present were the “bride and groom” and son, Karl, their daughter, Mrs. Harry Voss and her husband and children of Horicon, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. John Loppnow and daughter, Sophia, Loyal; Mrs. Henry Zickuhr, Hartford, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lautenbach and family, Neillsville; Rev. and Mrs. Longholtz; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cox and son; Mr. and Mrs. Jensens and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hensler, all of Loyal; Mrs. Katherine Hensler, Evansville, Ill.




Board member is saved by rail on river bridge


W.L. Murphy, county board member from Dewhurst, had a harrowing experience last Friday night when his new automobile crashed into the guard rail on the Black River bridge on Highway 95 near Lake Arbutus.


The car skidded on ice and rammed into the rail. One front wheel went off the bridge. However, the rail held and saved Mr. Murphy and his car from a 17-foot plunge to the river below. The water at that points is 14 feet deep, and the ice had been removed but a short time before the spot where Mr. Murphy and his car would have fallen - had the rail not held.


The front and side of the car were damaged.


Withee man is held sane by alienists


Judge Crosby receives report on Kuehl examination


George E. Kuehl, Withee merchant, charged with setting fire to his general merchandise store December 28, has been judged sane by alienists appointed by Circuit Judge Emery W. Crosby.


In the report filed with Judge Crosby this week, based on several hours of examination and testimony taken behind closed courtroom doors, Dr. Milton C. Rosekrans of Neillsville and Dr. W.J. Bleckwenn of Madison stated that Kuehl apparently was mentally depressed for some time preceding the fire; but that he was not insane.


Kuehl’s attorney, Hugh G. Haight of Neillsville, pleaded insanity when the Withee merchant was arraigned in circuit court a few weeks ago.


The alienists reported in their findings that Kuehl was suffering from a “situational depression” for at least three months prior to last Christmas time, and that at the same time he was attempting to obtain relief from his physical and mental condition by the use of a stimulant to gain relief from headaches.


In the complaint charging Kuehl with arson, Gilbert Gilbertson, deputy state fire marshal, stated that he had found evidence that attempt had been made to start a fire in two places. Only one blaze succeeded in catching and caused considerable damage before the fire was extinguished.



County sportsmen to banquet Monday


Promise colorful event; women are invited to attend


Final arrangements were being made this week for the first annual sportsmen’s banquet, scheduled for Monday night, March 6, in the Moose Hall.


The affair promises to be one of the most colorful of its kind ever held in this section, according to members of the committee on arrangements. The banquet will be open to all persons interested in outdoor life and conservation work - including the women, to whom a special invitation is extended by the committee.


Sportsmen are assured that hunting togs will be “in style” for members of the sponsoring groups - the Southern Clark County Conservation Club, the Kiwanis Club and the Junior Chamber of Commerce - are urging all to make the event a real sportsmen’s gathering.


There will be plenty of pancakes, sausage and syrup for all you want it; others will be served some different dish. Serving will start at 6:15 p.m. and will continue until all are served.


The principal speaker will be H.G. MacKenzie, state conservation director.


Proceeds from the banquet will be used for planting of fish in Clark County streams and for the purchase of pheasant chicks.


Inn near Granton is entered over weekend


The Orchard Inn, located east of Granton on Highway 10, was broken into some time over Sunday night by a thief or thieves, who left after rifling a few packages of cigarettes from a dispensing machine.


Undersheriff Herbert Olson investigated the burglary, and Fred Dangers of Neillsville took the only print found - that of the side of a hand. The thief, or thieves, Undersheriff Olson said, apparently used gloves.


Entrance evidently was gained through an unlocked window, he said. The burglary was discovered Monday morning by Carl Sternitzky, the proprietor.





Audrey Sly is confined to her home with measles.


Mrs. Anton Schaefer returned home Thursday from the Marshfield hospital, where she has been since her son, Everest, was taken ill with scarlet fever.


Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gower and Erwin and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Gower and family spent Sunday at the Lisle Armitage home.


William Strangfeld drove to South St. Paul last Tuesday after a load of cattle for William and Jesse Richmond.


Dale Armitage drove to Strum Sunday afternoon to the ski tournament.


Mr. and Mrs. Oscar DeMert and children and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Armitage were callers at the Leonard Wachholz home Sunday afternoon.


George Luebke and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Aumann.





F. Green and son, Herbert, of Humbird were callers at the Jake Leiser home Sunday.


Donald Wildish and Thelma Christofferson called at the Orville Stone home Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. Roy Iverson and daughter, Virginia, visited at the Emma Iverson home Sunday.


Orville Stone has been repairing his car again; this time a new transmission.


Miss Mae Pannenbecker of Canada is spending several days with her aunt, Mrs. Bert Winter, and family while her mother is visiting at Waukesha.


Loren Lockman, who is in the Perkinstown CCC Camp, spent the weekend at the home of his parents.


Clarice Winter has the misfortune to hurt her head when she fell on the ice while carrying in wood Friday night and it looks as though Clarice had been in a battle with Joe Louis, as she had a large bump over her right eye.





Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wuethrich spent Saturday at Doylestown.


Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Loberg and sons, Leonard Jr., and Bruce, and daughter, Dolores, of Pittsville were guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Keiner.


Mrs. George Hoehne entertained members of the Easy Aces Bridge Club at her home Monday evening.


Emil Drummond returned to his home in Minneapolis Friday, after a week’s visit at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Drummond.


The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday night, March 7, at the Legion Hall. Hostesses will be Mrs. Christ Keiner, Mrs. Henry Keiner and Miss Louise Keiner.


The Women’s Club will meet in the public library Friday evening, February 24. The topic for the evening will be transportation. Miss Clara Huntzicker will read a paper on “The U.S. Navy and How It Grew,” and Mrs. Ruth Wiltsey will read a paper on “U.S. Aviation.”


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Buker were guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neff at Neillsville.


Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Bergemann and daughter, Joan, spent Sunday visiting at the Gus Bergemann home at Granton.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Timmler and children of Neillsville were guests Sunday at the Theodore Humke home.




Mrs. A. Hogenson returned from Neenah Wednesday, where she had been the past week caring for her mother, Mrs. Amelia Fraser. She was better, though not able to be up.


Mrs. Glen Snow visited her daughter, Mrs. Ronald Campbell, at Marshfield Tuesday and Wednesday and helped Ronald celebrate his birthday, which was February 22.


Mrs. Jim Sladek and mother, Anna Henning, autoed to Marshfield Wednesday.


The Milk Pool held an all-day session Monday at the town hall and elected officers. There were speakers from away.




Milton and Wesley Washburn autoed to Augusta Friday and got their father to spend a while with them.


Clarence Collins spent Saturday evening at the Milton Washburn home.


Kaiser Card and family of Eau Claire called at the home of his sister, Mrs. M. Washburn, Saturday night. They were on their way to Stevens Point to visit his wife’s parents.


Charles Laager finished working at the Herman Albrecht farm and Wednesday began work at the William Gross home near Loyal.








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