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Clark County News


May 4, 1939


Leona Helene Garbisch Valedictorian of Granton High School graduates


Win Granton class honors



Compiling a record of a 94.1 average out of a possible 100 percent throughout four years of high school classroom work, Leona Helene Garbisch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Garbisch of Granton, route two, has won the honor of becoming valedictorian of her class in the Granton High School.


Miss Garbisch heads a list of 21 seniors who will graduate from the high school in exercises to be held May 31, in the village hall. Principal speaker at the commencement exercises will be H.G. Knudson, former principal.


Edna Hasz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hasz of Granton, route two, and Ethelyn Lindow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lindow of Chili, tied for the salutatory honors with twin averages on 91.1 percent for the four years of classroom work.


Both Miss Garbisch and Miss Hasz entered Granton High School from the Maple Works Lutheran School, while Miss Lindow was graduated from the Cozy Corner School in the Town of Fremont.


All three girls were leaders in extra-curricular activities throughout their high school careers. Miss Garbisch was active for four years on the staff of “The Echo,” school publication, and participated three years in declamation, two years in Glee Club, basketball and office practice, and a years each in forum, Girl Scouts, extemporaneous speaking, debate and Girls’ Club. She also was assistant school cashier during senior year.


Miss Hasz who has been president of her class through the junior and senior years, was class secretary in her freshman year, and class treasurer in her sophomore year. She was active in the Glee Club during her last three years, and participated two years in the class play, a year in Girls’ Club, was bookkeeper in the school bank for two years and was D.A.R. candidate in her senior year.


Miss Lindow was active for three years in Glee Club and library, two years in extemporaneous reading and class play, a year in debate, and was typist on “The Echo” staff during her senior year. She was class treasurer during her junior and senior years.



Conservation meeting


The Southern Clark County Conservation Club will hold a general meeting Monday night, May 8, at the Stables Night Club, seven miles west of Neillsville on Highway 10. The purpose of the meeting is to promote conservation and to secure new members in the area west of Fairchild and Humbird. A short talk by County Forester Allen C. Covell will feature the evening’s meeting. Entertainment to follow.



Garbage disposal is problem before city


A study of the garbage situation in Neillsville was requested of the city council by the Kiwanis Club at its session last Monday evening. The council was asked to investigate the possibility of arranging with specified farmers to gather the garbage in a systematic way, and to utilize it in feeding pigs.


The discussion developed the common view that a general garbage collection, without utilization of the garbage would increase municipal expenses. But the garbage, if properly sorted, has value as hog feed, and in many localities is gathered regularly for that purpose.


The club also went on record as requesting the maintenance of the tennis courts at Schuster Park. Mr. Peters, superintendent of schools, voiced the necessity of giving Neillsville young people a change for wholesome recreation, and he considered it in order that the courts, having been constructed, should be kept in condition. The club agreed, upon a vote, without dissent.


Both of these matters are to be presented to the council by the club’s committee on public affairs, of which Victor Nehs is chairman


The club also discussed steps which might be taken for the promotion of Boy Scout activity. Robert Schiller spoke for the improvement of the camp owned and developed for the local Scouts, rather than participation in a larger camp at a distance. He said that if the boys were given work and had an opportunity to help in improving the camp the result would be quickened interest. Earl Ruedy, who was present, took the names of several men who would agree to furnish work for Scouts during the summer.



Change in name The name of the Neillsville Milk Pool Cooperative was discarded, and the name Neillsville Milk Products Cooperative was adopted at a recent meeting of stockholders. The stockholders also voted to act as an individual cooperative. H



Neillsville students are honored at university Two Neillsville youths enrolled in the University of Wisconsin were honored on their campus last week.


John E. Zimmerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Zimmerman, was elected president of the University student board, and Robert Roessler, son of Otto Roessler, was awarded first place in the freshman oratorical contest. Young Roessler’s oration condemned the use of propaganda and colored news to create a biased public attitude.



600 rural students to graduate May 20


Exercises will be held at Withee, Loyal and Neillsville


Graduation exercised for approximately 600 eighth grade students in Clark County’s rural schools will be held May 20 in Withee, Loyal and Neillsville.


The announcement was made Wednesday by County School Superintendent L.M. Millard, who said that the music festival would be held in conjunction with the exercises. Originally it was hoped that the musical program could be held separately.


The county superintendent’s office today was busy determining the schools in each of the three graduation “districts” and was making other preparations for the exercises.



County’s farmers at spring seeding


Unfavorable conditions delay planting in many sections


Fields of Clark County, snow covered and windswept for so many months, this week again were the center of activity as spring planting got under full swing in most sections of the county.


Many farmers – most of them in the southern part of the county either already had finished their spring seeding by today or were about to wind up the job. Lighter soil was in their favor.


However, in the central and northern reaches of Clark County, where the soil is heavier, the week marked the beginning of spring seeding.


Extraordinarily wet weather throughout the growing season last year, and a continuation of unfavorable weather earlier in the spring delayed the seeding somewhat this year.


Many farmers reported that the frost was exceedingly slow in coming out this year, also accounting in some degree for the late planting in sections. Other farmers reported that lowlands still were too wet to get onto.



4-H Club fair premium list approved by state


The 4-H Club premium list for exhibits at the Clark County Fair, August 15 to 18, has been approved by the state department of agriculture and markets, it has been revealed here.


The list will be forwarded to all 4-H Club leaders of the county as soon as it has been published. Only premiums approved by the state can be paid.



Expect good attendance at club leader’s meet


A large attendance of 4-H Club leaders and other persons of Clark County interested in 4-H Club activities is expected at the first club leaders meeting of the season, scheduled to be held in Greenwood Friday, May 19. Wakelin “Ranger Mac” McNeal and Miss Grace Rowntree, assistant state club leaders, will be present at the meeting.



With a chicken flock of 15,500+ birds, Wisconsin is the ninth largest chicken producer in the nation.



Garden contest opens officially


Junior Chamber event gets under way with Clean-up Week


The second annual Better Lawns and Gardens Contest, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, got under way officially this week in conjunction with the city’s annual Clean-Up Week, May 1 through May 9. Prizes will be awarded for the best care and improvement of lawns and gardens.


George D. Glass, chairman of the contest committee, announced that special emphasis would be placed on backyards in this year’s contest. This does not mean, he said that judges will close their eyes to front yards.


Each week throughout the spring and summer the judges will walk through the city observing the work being done toward lawn and garden improvement. At the end of the season three prizes will be awarded.


Substantial improvement in the appearance of the city as a whole resulted from the contest last year and it is hoped by the sponsors that residents of the city again will take pride in their residence that is needed to make the community a garden spot of central Wisconsin.


“Neillsville really is a beautiful little city,” Mr. Glass asserted. “It has an abundance of natural beauty and charm. The object of the contest, therefore, is to bring out this charm and beauty to the best of our abilities. Many eyesores were removed last year; many beauty spots within the city limits were developed. With the same show of community and personal pride and the same display of the competitive spirit this year, Neillsville should go far toward becoming a garden spot of Wisconsin.”


Since Monday, the city truck and city crew have been going through wards of the city picking up the winter’s accumulation of trash and rubbish. Residents of the community have been busy getting their lawns and gardens cleaned up and have started planting their flower gardens.


Rubbish was hauled from the first ward Monday and Tuesday, and from the second ward Wednesday and today. The service will cover the third ward Friday and Saturday, and the fourth ward Monday and Tuesday.



Lutheran teachers to confer in Neillsville


 From 25 to 30 teachers of Lutheran parochial schools are expected to be in Neillsville Friday and Saturday to attend the annual Western State Teacher’s conference.


The teachers all will be representatives of Lutheran schools in the western district of circuit number two, and among their number will be about five from La Crosse, three from Baraboo, and others from smaller schools in the territory, according to Erich Sievert, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School.


The teachers will be quartered in homes of members of St. John’s Lutheran congregation, and their meals will be served in the school assembly room by members of the Ladies Aid and other women of’ the congregation.


During the conference, the teachers will discuss educational questions and hear practical solutions to problems by members of their group. Included among the teachers will be those who have inspected St. John’s Lutheran School here in the past.



King and Consort chosen for Junior Prom at Granton


Warren Cattanach, Granton High School junior, and Miss Margaret Beeckler, senior, will preside over the high school’s Junior Prom in the Opera House Thursday, May 11.


Mr. Cattanach, popular son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtiss Cattanach of the town of Lynn, was elected Prom King by members of the junior class. He chose Miss Beeckler as his consort. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Beeckler of Granton.


Both the king and queen have been unusually active in extra-curricular affairs of the school.


Second in line – just in case anything happens to keep the duly chosen king and his consort from the prom – are Chapman Paulson and Ethel Grottke, and Martin Rosandich and Viola Prust.


The setting for the prom this year will be that of a fairy scene. Dancing will start at 9 p.m. 



Members of the Clark County Board of Supervisors paused from their first day’s work of the spring session to allow The Clark County Press staff photographer to snap their picture in front of the courthouse. Just before the picture was taken the supervisors re-elected Elmer E. Anderson, Town of York chairman, as their chairman, and Edward F. Braun of Longwood as their vice-chairman. Mr. Anderson is sixth from the left in the front row. Mr. Braun stands to the left of Mr. Anderson. (Clark County Press, May 4, 1939)





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