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Clark County News


November 18, 1937


Armistice Day program here very enjoyable


The 6:30 dinner and program arranged by the Legion Auxiliary on Armistice Day for ex-servicemen and their families was enjoyed by about 120 in attendance. Following prayer by Rev. Stone, a fine dinner was served by the ladies of the Congregational Church. This was followed by community singing of songs popular in war days.


Informal talks were given by Mrs. F.H. Casler, president of the Am. Legion Auxiliary, Harry Roehrborn, Legion commander, Atty. V.W. Nehs and City Supt. D.E. Peters. Three interesting reels of movies showing the Neillsville military company in summer training were shown by Jas. Musil. Following the program, dancing was in order.


High School carnival


High school students will put on their annual carnival at the gymnasium Thursday night, Nov. 18,starting at 7:30. Proceeds are for the benefit of high school athletics and the high school annual. The public is invited.


Military men here


At the regular drill of the Service Company Monday night in the armory a moving picture film was shown illustrating map reading, this film being furnished by the U.S. Signal Corps.


Among the army men here to see the moving picture were Col. Wm. A. Holden of Waupaca, commanding the 128th Infantry; Maj. Leo M. Jackson of the Adj. Gen. office, Madison; Maj. Dan A. Hardt, Neenah, plans and training officer; Capt. H.M. Smith, Neillsville, supply officer, and several members of the Reserve Corps. They highly complimented the officers of the local company on putting on this work.


Circulation grows


The highest record in circulation at the city library was reached Saturday, when 420 books were drawn out. The average circulation in years past on Saturdays ran about 300. There has recently been a steady increase in circulation and patrons at the reading tables.


Wuethrich president


The name of John Wuethrich as president of the Neillsville Production Credit Ass’n. was in advertently omitted from the official roster in our write up last week. We regret very much that this happened. Mr. Wuethrich, who is a real booster for the N.P.C.A., also donated the purebred Holstein bull calf which was presented to Gust Carl.


Struck by lightning


An unusual number of people and animals were struck by lightning during storms in November. Last week a truck driven by a Fairchild man was considerably damaged and a tree near the truck splintered. In the Town of Hendren two heifers, a horse and cow of Frank Laken were killed by lightning. Near Rice Lake telephone worker was struck.


Distinguished visitors.


C.D. Stockwell of the Omaha road and John Morrill, general freight agent, both of Eau Claire, and Major Leo. M. Jackson of Madison made pleasant calls at our office Thursday. Mr. Stockwell made his start with the Omaha here and at Granton, and Major Jackson once was an officer of the local military company. He was accompanied by Mrs. Jackson.


November 12, 1942


Priority on egg shells? Gets three double yolks


Mrs. Ed Wahl of Neillsville is wondering whether the WPB has put egg shells on the priority list. One day recently she opened three eggs in succession and found a double yolk in each. “Whether there is a priority on the material shells are made of, or whether the hens wished to give us poor consumers a “break, “I don’t know,” she commented.


Grant boys combine junk, spunk, make money grow


Vern and Jim Howard show what a couple of boys can do to help


Two town of Grant boys are showing what can be done with a little junk and a little spunk.


Last spring Vern Howard, 10, and Jim Howard, 8, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Howard, entered the scrap collection campaign conducted through the schools. The prize was a $18.75 war bond, offered by Gov. Julius P. Heil.


The boys did not win that first prize; but because of their splendid showing, members of the county salvage committee put up a prize of $5.


Since that time, Vern and Jim have made it grow by leaps and bounds. They put the $5, along with some other money they had, into 240 day old chicks. This was a good way to help the egg production problem, they figured.


They ran into some tough luck during the early part of the summer, for rats killed all exempting about

90 of their flock. But the others came along, and Vern and Jim sold the 54 cockerels in the flock and put the money into war savings stamps.


“We got almost enough for a $50 bond,” said Vern. “Now we’re going to see if we can earn the rest for that bond.


How? Well, they are planning to hire out to dad. “He can’t get a hired man,” Vern explained. “And we’ll be as good as some he had this spring.


 “Now that all the cockerels are gone from the “Victory” flock the boys have turned the pullets over to Mrs. Howard. She takes their eggs and sells them. In this way Vern and Jim figure they reimburse their parents for the feed they used in raising the chickens during the summer.


When the hens are sold, the money will go to the boys, and they plan to use it to raise another flock next year. And thus the cycle will go.


Vern and Jim are proud of the fact that they already own a $50 war bond–in addition to the one they plan soon to purchase. The best part of it is that they have earned the money by themselves.


The officers and lone buck private of the “32nd Division” and its nurses’ corps are shown above as they took time off from maneuvers to have their picture taken. Nurses’ corps is distinguished by Red Cross headdress. From staff held by Lt. Col. Donald Ayers flies regimental flag, a black skull and crossbones on white background. General Robert Eggiman, extreme right stands at attention beneath a large American flag flying from a cane fish pole staff. Left to right (top): Lt. Col. Ayers, Capt. Joan Ayers, Mstr. Sgt. Charlotte Ayers, Sgt. Carol Thompson, Lt. Lilalee Cook, Lt. Dorothy Thompson, Capt. Patty Tibbett, Col. Dick Tibbett and Gen. Eggiman. Bottom row, left to right: Corp. Melvin Ayers, Capt. Tommy Tibbett, Mstr. Sgt. Norman Thompson, Buck Pvt. Kieth Marden, Maj. Dick Cook, and Lt. Wendell Ayers. (Press photo Nov. 12, 1942)



November 13, 1952


100 days pass with no rain for county


Evergreens turn brown, seeding may suffer unless snow comes


A drought of major proportions afflicts Clark County The county has experienced no appreciable rainfall since August 4. That means that there has been virtually no moisture for growing things in 100 days.


The record of rainfall is being kept by the Elmer Meyer family at the farm of the Indian school. They arrived here October 4. Since that date they have had no occasion to mark any precipitation whatever. They have the records from their predecessors, including a record kept by Miss Gretchen Hauser after the Vornholts left the farm and before the Meyers arrived. The most recent rainfall records by Miss Hauser was1.46 inches on August 4.


The drought is an immediate hazard in the woods, especially in the county forest. All vegetation there is tinder dry. Thus far there has been escape from any considerable fires, except one in the town of Unity. In that respect Clark County has had a better experience than Marathon, Wood and Portage. To fight one fire alone 150 men have been at work.


No ban on hunting


Thus far no order has been received from the conservation department to stop hunting and trapping. A regulation is in effect to prevent smoking and the building of any kind of fires.


Stanley Ihlenfeldt, the county agent, says that the drought has already damaged trees, especially those set out this year. He fears that nursery stock will have no more than a 10 percent survival. Many trees set out on farms this year have turned brown. Evergreens upon the mounds of the county have turned a dark brown. Mr. Ihlenfeldt suggests that householders may keep their ornamental trees from dying by soaking the ground around them.


Condition of seeding


New seeding is threatened. It has been weakened by the drought, but its condition next spring will depend much upon what happens from now on. A blanket of snow prior to a hard freeze would doubtless help.


Don Acheson, residing north of Neillsville, states that he cannot find evidence of serious injury to seedlings yet. Mr. Acheson has done a fair amount of plowing, despite the hardness of the soil. All farmers are having trouble to get plowing done.


The one bit of optimism which proceeds from the drought is the opportunity to prolong the season of soil conservation. The office of Randy Briggs states that more work has been done in1952 than in any previous year. The fall has been prolonged, and the drought has made it possible to get upon fields which need ditches and terraces.


Mark Russell, the conservation warden, states that hunters are exercising unusual care, realizing that the hazards are great.


15 county boys are in Uncle Sam’s Army now


The following young men are in the army now, having been inducted in the October quota: Paul R. Bugar, Duane N. Mrotek and Allen R. Prior of Loyal; Donald M. Erpenbach, Frank M. Sydorowicz, Donald R. Trewartha and Charles P. Havlicek of Neillsville; Vane L. Gokay of Abbotsford; Wilfred B. Heindl and Robert N. Rau of Dorchester; Herbert J. Adler, Jr., and Charles F. Luce of Spencer; Raymond L. Gluch and Robert D. Seltrecht of Granton; Norman C. Noah of Greenwood.


November 16, 1972

Red Shirt Days Friday, Saturday


“Red Shirt” days will be held for two days this year–Friday and Saturday–Gary Corey, chairman of the Neillsville Area Chamber of Commerce’s retail committee announced Wednesday morning.


The Chamber’s schedule originally listed only Saturday; but in years past the “Red Shirt” day has been held on the day before the opening of the deer hunting season.


Business and professional people and clerks in Neillsville are asked by the Chamber to dress in red clothing in recognition of the importance of the deer season to this area, and to assist in lending a festive atmosphere to the sporting event which attracts more people than any other.


Annual nine-day madness opens in Clark County Saturday


Forest areas of Clark County, which have been alive with wild animals throughout the summer, will become alive early Saturday with hunters going after some of those wild animals.


It will be the opening of the annual madness called “deer hunting season.” The madness will last for nine days, as has become customary in Wisconsin. The season will extend through November 26.


By Friday noon, the streets of Neillsville and other Clark County communities will be alive with people dressed in the conventional hunters’ red, or the brilliant orange associated with the deer hunt. Many of them will be making last-minute purchases for camps in the forest areas of the county. Camping has become increasingly popular in late years, no doubt due to the fact that more outdoors men today have pickup campers, camping trailers and other types of recreational vehicles.


It has been estimated that hunters spend over $100,000 each season in Neillsville and its environs; and as much as a $1/2 million in the county as a whole. No doubt it serves a considerable economic lift to the area in many ways.



Santa Claus made his first appearance in Neillsville this week. Young MJiss Terry Carle of Neillsville seemed delighted at the opportunity to tell the bearded man her wishes for Yuletide eve. (Press photo, Nov. 16, 1972)





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