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Clark County News


April 6, 1939


Start huge fish planting program in Clark County


Clark County’s streams and lakes this year will be stocked with 4 1/2 million walleyed pike, bass, trout and muskies, County Game Warden Alva Klumpner has announced. This will be an increase of about 1 1/2 million over last year.


The extensive stocking program, which will be continued for the next five years, at least, in Clark County, will get under way this week, Mr. Klumpner revealed. “By the time the present project is carried out, the results should be evident in the sporting waters of the county,” he declared.


Included among the stocking to be done this year are a large number of German brown trout. This is the first year this species has been available for the county, Mr. Klumpner said.


The German brown trout has proven to be much hardier fish than the brook trout, Mr. Klumpner said, and in counties where low waters and high temperatures have been disastrous for brook trout, the German brown have done very well.


“They also are better adapted for waters extensively fished because they are perhaps the most wary and difficult to catch of any trout.


“Our waters seem to be well adapted for this trout and with good sportsmanship and a large restocking program, perhaps Clark County streams can again furnish the excellent trout fishing that they once afforded,” the game warden said.


Results of the walleyed pike planting in Black River for the last two years have been good, according to Mr. Klumpner. A large number of small pike were seen in the river and in Lake Arbutus last fall, he said.


Clark County fishermen will be in for a larger catch of pike this year than in any season for several years past. This is because of the fact that the 1936 planting of 1 1/2 million pike fry should have attained legal size, as about three years are required for this, Mr. Klumpner said.



Construction of school goes on without plans


Plans or no plans, construction on the new parochial school building of St. Mary’s Catholic Church has been going merrily ahead.


The plans are expected sometime next week from the Oshkosh architects who are drawing them; but in spite of that fact that they have not been available, the basement has been dug out, and the water lines have already been put in. The basement was dug to a size of 56 feet by 82 feet.


However, with the foundation footings practically all in Wednesday, the Rev. Fr. Joseph A. Biegler said work probably would be halted temporarily until the plans are received and are approved by the state.


The building will be two stories high, and of brick construction. It is expected to cost in the neighborhood of $24,000. It is hoped that the building will be ready in time for the starting of school in the fall.



Loyal minister, wife honor guests at meet


The Rev. and Mrs. Raymond Fleming of Loyal, who will leave after Easter for a new appointment in Virginia, were guests of honor at a dinner in conjunction with the monthly meeting of the Ministerial Association Group of Methodist Churches in Greenwood Monday.


A number of testimonials were presented to Rev. and Mrs. Fleming, and they were given the best wishes for happiness in their new appointment. The Rev. and Mrs. C.R. Gaylord were hosts to the visiting Methodist clergymen, and the gathering was held in the recently redecorated church.


The Rev. S.H. Bushendorf of Cadott led the discussion on “Intercessory Prayer.”


Will hear about taxes


Information about taxation in Wisconsin will be given by the Kiwanians next Monday evening when they will hear Paul Reynolds of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Men from Greenwood will be guests of the club. Last Monday evening the club saw a talking picture about baseball, furnished by the American league. The projection was by the courtesy of the Rev. Ben Stucki.


 Free theater tickets


Fifteen tickets to the Adler Theater will be given to readers of The Press who solve a puzzle to be published in the next issue. Watch for the picture puzzle next week.



Enrollments are filed by two more 4-H Clubs


Two more enrollments of 4-H Clubs were received during the last week by the county agent’s office. They were from the Dew Drop Doers, and 4-H Rosebuds, both of which functioned last year.


Officers of the Doers are Miss Belle Hansen of Neillsville, route one, leader; Helen Schmidt, president; Ione Dahnert, secretary- treasurer; and the following members of the advisory committee: Mrs. Dahnert, Mrs. Kutsche, Mrs. Hansen, Mrs. Subke, and Mrs. Richmond.


Officers of the Rosebuds as listed on the enrollment are Mrs. Harold Prock, Neillsville, route three, leader; Belle Hansen, assistant leader; Louis Dux, president; Clara Kalsow, secretary-treasurer and club reporter. Member of the advisory committee listed were Mrs. Theo Kalsow, Mrs. John Ormond, Mrs. L. Schultz, Mrs. Otto Schulz and Mrs. Herman Schoenherr.


‘Carollers’ will sing program in church here


The Carroll College “Carollers,” and octet which has filled more than 200 engagements during the last year, will give a concert in the Methodist Church at 8 p.m., April 13, the Rev. Edward P. Stone has announced.


Members of the group include Robert Hubbard and Norman Lembke of Milwaukee, Gordon Chambers of Eau Claire, Paul Bast and Leslie Horton of West Allis, William McNulty of Waukesha, Wayne Newby and John Week of Stevens Point, and Jeanne Gorgan, accompanist, of Waukesha.


School boy safety patrol starts its work in the city of Greenwood


Timely enough to leave a lasting impression, a schoolboy patrol was formed in Greenwood last Friday night at a meeting of the Clark County Safety Council and started functioning Monday morning.


The timeliness of the patrol’s formation was brought about by the tragic death March 29 of Marian Syth, 6. She was fatally injured when she was struck by an automobile while she was running across the Highway 73 pavement toward the Eaton Center school grounds, about four miles south of Greenwood. The car was driven by Under-sheriff Herbert Olson, who was freed of blame Monday by a coroner’s jury.


With the picture of this tragedy fresh in their minds, selected members of Greenwood’s schoolboy body took an oath to protect the lives of their schoolmates to the best of their abilities and were presented badges and white safety belts.


Their attitude as they took up their new duties this week seemed to be one of: “It shan’t happen here.”


Erich Sievert, chairman of the schoolboy patrol committee of the safety council, outlined the work and responsibilities of the patrols, and the boys took a pledge to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities.


The badges and white schoolboy patrol belts were presented by Traffic Officer Lewis Bradbury and W.R. Haire. Members of Neillsville’s south side grade and St. John’s Lutheran parochial school safety patrols also were present and were given new badges and belts. These two organizations have been functioning during school months since their organization three years ago.


The organization of the new schoolboy patrol at Greenwood launched the Clark County Safety Council on its program of organizing the patrol system to eventually include every urban and rural school in the county.


The value of the patrol was pointed out in short, impromptu talks at the meeting by educational and civic leaders of various parts of the county. Each person called on by Chairman Bruce Beilfuss, Abbotsford attorney, agreed that the patrol system is effective in accident prevention and safety education to school children.


Announcements of a proposal to send three or four members of Clark County’s schoolboy patrolmen to the national schoolboy patrol congress in Washington, D.C., in May, was made by Mr. Beilfuss. Selection of the boys to be honored would be made by a committee which would take into consideration the efficiency of each patrolman and the general value of the patrol to the school.


The next meeting of the safety council is to be held in Neillsville later this month.


Fire destroys home


A fire which was fanned by a northwest wind last Thursday destroyed the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. George Bentzler on County Trunk K, in the town of Loyal. The farm is owned by Joe Christman. The blaze spread rapidly between the partitions, and the building was a smoldering mass of ruins within an hour after the fire was discovered. Mr. Christman said he plans to rebuild. For the present, Mr. and Mrs. Bentzler and their children are staying at the Ray Kauffman home.



Christie news


Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Handman entertained the Pinochle Club Sunday evening at their home.


Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Armitage and son, Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ratsch and Irving Young had Sunday dinner at the home of Mrs. Emma Schummel.


Mr. and Mrs. Lisle Armitage and daughter spent Sunday at Granton with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gower.


Mr. and Mrs. W. Riggs and daughter visited with relatives at Alma Center Sunday.


Arther Ampe and family are moving onto the farm recently vacated by Fred Wendt. Ray Shaw moved onto the farm known as the Sadie Rossman farm, and Leon Metcalf family moved onto the Roscoe Brown farm. We will surely miss our good neighbors, the Fred Wendts and Mrs. Ethel Brown and family.





Mrs. George Florence is helping care for Grandma Schwanebeck, who is still very sick.


Mrs. Rueben Fields and Alfred took supper with Mrs. Francis Jacobson Tuesday evening.


Jesse Sparks and daughters, Hazel and Helen, and Mrs. Rueben Fields and Wilbur visited in Owen Sunday.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Enfield, a son. Congratulations!


Mrs. Richard Wilhorn and son of Nekoosa visited her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Fluegel Wednesday.


The Rev. Getz called on Grandma Freedlund and Grandma Schwanebeck Tuesday morning.


Mrs. and Mrs. Gordon Davis visited in the Norman Freedlund and Charles Schwanebeck homes Sunday. 












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