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Clark County News


April 27, 1939


Cheese Jubilee of State this week


75th anniversary marks opening of national sales campaign


With wholehearted cooperation, Neillsville and Clark County merchants and residents this week are getting behind the observance of Wisconsin’s 75th anniversary of cheese making.


Many merchants of the territory are making special efforts to push the product which has made the state famous – and of which Clark County has done more than its share in making. And residents have been urged by Gov. Julius P. Heil to set an example for the rest of the United States to follow by consuming Wisconsin cheese.


Calling on the people of the state to take part in the diamond jubilee of cheese making in Wisconsin, Governor Heil said:


“I want to urge all citizens of Wisconsin to join hands this week in celebrating the founding of our great cheese industry 75 years ago. We produce half the nation’s cheese – let’s get together and sell it.”


Commemoration ceremonies will be held Friday in Ladoga, Fond du Lac County. The ceremonies will be climaxed with the broadcast over 104 radio stations of a nationwide hookup on the Nation Farm and Home hour.


The diamond jubilee week has been selected for the starting of a nationwide sales campaign by Wisconsin agriculture authority. Attention of the entire nation is being focused on Wisconsin cheese through national advertising.



Attends meeting


County Supt. of Schools L.M. Millard attended a meeting of county school superintendents in Stevens Point Monday.



Sophomores win firsts in Eau Claire contests


Two Neillsville high school sophomores walked off with honors in the district forensic contest in Eau Claire last Saturday and thus became eligible to compete in the state contests in Madison, May 7 and 8.


The two winners – Neillsville’s only entries – are Rachel Eide and Keith Bennett. Miss Eide topped all other contestants with her work in extemporaneous reading, while Keith’s presentation of “Delayed Vengeance,” a serious declamation, won first honors for him.


The two sophomores won their way into the contests at Eau Claire by virtue of their victories in the Nomad League contests in Mondovi two weeks ago. At that time, the Neillsville team scored its sixth triumph in seven years in the league forensic contests.



Talked on scouting


Robert Ellis, director of the Chippewa Valley Boy Scout council, addressed the Kiwanians Monday evening, and told them how they could help the local troop of scouts, sponsored by them. The troop now consists of 15 boys, led by Earl Ruedy, principal of the South Side Grade School.



O’Neill Creek has a natural charm


Presents possibility of development, thinks Dr. Rosekrans


The natural beauty of O’Neill Creek has made a strong impression upon Dr. Milton Rosekrans. He has drawn this to the attention of The Clark County Press and has suggested this as a natural spot for the expression of civic pride.


“O’Neill Creek plays a part in the lives of all of us who live in or near Neillsville,” said the doctor. “Practically all of us cross its bridges, some of us several times a day, particularly the bridge at Hewett Street. The view east from the Hewett Street bridge, while not in all respects admirable now, has distinct charm and perhaps would be found to have possibility of development without much expense.


“The upper reaches of the pond are very picturesque, with a clump of large rock outcroppings at one point, a beautiful curve, and an island just at the head of still water. The upper reaches of the pond are quite accessible, but not much seen by most of us.


“We go through this life only once, and those of us who live here depend mainly upon what we see here for enjoyment of the out-of-doors. Here is a spot which we all see. Could it be developed upon a plan which would be feasible under present conditions?”


County cheese contest winners are announced


Three county winners in the statewide cheese recipe contest have been announced by the Wisconsin agricultural authority, sponsors.


First prize was awarded to Miss Freda Keiner of Greenwood, with Miss Helda H. Carl of Neillsville second, and Mrs. F. A. Ashauer of Curtiss third. First prize is a five-pound package of Wisconsin cheese; second, a two and one-half pound package of cheese; and third, a one-pound loaf.


Coming weeks busy one for local schools


Seventy-two city seniors will receive diplomas May 26


The next few weeks will be busy ones for teachers and students in Clark County’s and Neillsville’s schools. A myriad of social and educational events is scheduled for the next month, all leading up to a grand climax at commencement time, late May.


Seventy-two Neillsville High School seniors will receive their diplomas at commencement exercises in the Armory, May 26. The principal speaker will be William R. Bennett of Chicago, well known and highly accomplished lecturer.


More than 600 rural school children will be graduated from the eighth grade of the 160 odd rural and state graded schools falling under the supervision of L.M. Millard, county superintendent of schools. The graduation date for these children is expected to be definitely set by Mr. Millard within the next few days. It undoubtedly will be late in May.


Three exercises


According to tentative plans, Mr. Millard said, the graduation exercises will be centered in three places in the county. Music festivals, on which children of many of the county’s rural schools have been working for some time, probably will be held in connection with the graduations, he said.


The line-up of pre-graduation events for Neillsville schools is impressive:


May 4, freshman mixer, the proceeds from which will be used by the class to defray the expense of the class picture in the annual; May 5, grade school operetta under the direction of Miss Grace Elkert, school music teacher; May 9, vocational exhibits by the home economics, agricultural and manual training departments; May 11, senior class play, directed by Miss Harriet Baldwin of the high school faculty; May 12 and 13, district musical contest in Eau Claire; May 18, junior prom; May 21, baccalaureate services at the Congregational Church, with the Rev. George W. Longenecker giving the address; and May 26, graduation.



William Creed starts 34th year on the county board


Only man ever to sit on county board for the village of Unity


Thirty-four years ago, William Creed was sent to the county seat by voters of the village of Unity as their first representative on the county board of supervisors.


When that board meets again next Tuesday, Mr. Creed will be among their number – the oldest member of the county’s governing body in the point of service.


Through the 33 consecutive years he has served, Mr. Creed has held the respect and admiration not only of his people in Unity, but of the members who have come and gone on the county board and the residents of the county as a whole. And, if the large majority by which he was returned to the office in the April 4 voting can be taken as an indication, his popularity has increased with his years.


Besides being the oldest member of the county board, Mr. Creed also is the second of three sons born to the first white woman to settle in Unity. His mother, Mrs. Amie Creed, passed her 90th milestone last February, and remains surprisingly spry and keen in spite of her years.


Approaching his 69th birthday, Mr. Creed has spent nearly half of his years on the county board. He first was sent to Neillsville to represent the people of Unity in 1904. At that time, the village was in litigation, and the first man elected to take the seat was unable to do so. So, Mr. Creed was sent. The following year he was elected to the position, and thus has been the only person ever to represent the village of Unity on the board.


The work of the first county boards on which he sat, Mr. Creed recalled recently for The Clark County Press, was not nearly so complicated – or controversial – as at present.


“Why, we used to just go through routine matters and adjourn,” he declared. “But now we run up against all sorts of knotty problems which complicate the activities of the board.”


The “complications” of which Mr. Creed spoke started a number of years back when the first gasoline tax was levied.


“Then concrete highways were started, and everything got more and more difficult for the board,” he said. And now, with welfare problems added to the others, the work of the county board has reached its highest point of complexity – to date.


During his early years on the board, Mr. Creed operated a store in Unity. Then, for several years he worked “on the road” as a salesman. For 16 years he was vice president of the county board.


Mr. Creed has been aided in his work, both at home and in county affairs, by his wife. And together they have raised a family of six children; Nyole, present postmaster of the village of Unity; Mrs. Everetta Cendt and Ramona, both of Wisconsin Rapids; Necia, at home; Mrs. Virginia Stauner of Medford; and Mrs. Lela Korntved of Abbotsford.


Although Mr. Creed has been an active and influential factor on Clark County’s board of supervisors for many years, he is best known in the county for his work as a member of the Clark County Fair Association, of which he has been president for several years. He was first placed on the fair board in 1914 and has been active in the operation of the Clark County Fair ever since.


This year he is working harder than ever on the fair, for the support Clark County residents have given the event in recent years has spurred him on.


“With the continued increasing support of the county fair from the people of the Clark County,” he asserted, “the association soon will be in position to present not only a good fair – but one of the best county fairs in the entire state.”


Top Them All


William Creed of Unity (right), the only representative his village ever has had on the county board of supervisors, poses for a picture, with his mother, Mrs. Arnie Creed.  Mrs. Creed, 90, was the first white woman in Unity. (From April 27, 1939, Press)



Seif and Hendren


Mr. and Mrs. Anton Sapiega and children autoed to Sheboygan Saturday to visit with relatives and friends for four days.


Levette Phillips entertained company from Chicago Wednesday.


Bill Adams of Globe and F. Laken’s spent Tuesday evening at the Arthur Wegner home.


Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Grap called at the Prill home Tuesday evening.


Mr. Giep called at the Will Humboldt home Sunday.


Frank Bradish of Ottawa, Ill., is visiting with his uncle, Frank Laken’s.


Charles Asplin of Hewettville moved onto the home place this week, where he will farm.


Donald Thoma of Ripon is visiting with his brothers and other relatives for a few days.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Prill spent Sunday evening at the Fred Griep home.


John Tolaney arrived home from Warsaw, Ill., Thursday, where he was working.


Granton girl first in Declamation Contest


Mariella Hollenbach, member of the junior class of the local high school and only representative of this school at the district forensic meeting at the Central State Teachers’ College in Stevens Point, Friday night, place first in the dramatic declamation contest. Her selection was “Four on a Heath.” She will represent this district at the state forensic contest in Madison May 7 and 8.


Mariella, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hollenbach, is prominent in all school activities and was coached for this contest by Miss Maxine Otis, English instructor.


Eggs offer theme for essay contest


Entries in statewide competition close May 15th


The humble egg will receive untold attention during the next few weeks from high school boys and girls of Clark County and other counties of the state.


Every pupil, from the seventh grade through high school, has been invited by the state department of public instruction to enter an egg essay contest. The contest was drafted by the state department of agriculture and markets as a part of Wisconsin’s Egg Week, May 8 to 13.


First place award will be a two-day all expense trip to the State Fair in Milwaukee. The fair opens August 19 and will continue through the 27th. Nineteen other awards will be made, all in cash, and ranging from $1 to $20.


Essays must be submitted before May 15 to the department of agriculture and markets, state capitol, Madison. The essays are limited to 250 words on any one of the following topics: “Why I Should Eat Eggs for Health,” “The Egg Industry in Its Relationship to the Prosperity of My Community,” and “The Egg Industry in Its Relationship to Wisconsin Agricultural and Industrial Welfare.”


The sponsors are the state department of agriculture and markets, the department of public instruction, college of agriculture, and the Wisconsin Poultry Improvement Association.




Julian Horgen left Sunday for Madison, where he attends the university, after spending a week with his wife at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ruth Wiltsey. 





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