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Clark County News

November 25, 1937


“Dairy Queen” wins in flour naming


Neillsville and Granton tie in Van Gorden contest


E.W. Deal of Neillsville, Royal Teatz of Granton and Mrs. Ole P. Larson of Granton were the three winners in the flour naming contest conducted by H.H. Van Gorden & Sons. The winning name was “Dairy Queen” Flour. There were over 3,200 replies received in the contest from people in Whitehall, Black River Falls, Neillsville, and other places, showing a great interest in the contest.


The fact that Neillsville and Granton folks carried off the honors and will divide the five barrels of flour is very encouraging to their many friends. There are over 8,000 names of flour in use in the United States so it was necessary to check carefully so there would be no infringement of copy write. Kermit Clausen and L.S. Smith, who are with large flour firms in Minneapolis, were the judges.


Neillsville boys are on conference teams


Harold Feirn of Neillsville was given first place on all state teachers college conference football team as end, and Hugh Horswill, also of Neillsville, was placed on the second team as tackle.


Both of these young men played for three years on the football and basketball teams of our high school. They are juniors in the Eau Claire teachers college.


Shows at the armory


“Cafe Metropole” is advertised as a “Thanksgiving Holiday Hit” at the armory, November 25 and 26. The “Career Woman” will be shown Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, also other features.


Athletic carnival good


The high school carnival, which was held Thursday evening in the gymnasium was a grand success, about $200 being cleared for the benefit of the high school athletic association. There were games, stunts and contests, and everyone was kept busy and happy by the committee in charge.


Booth festival success


The booth festival at the M.E. Church for Lakeside hospital brought a response of over 100 quarts of canned goods. More gifts are coming in.


Jackson County to relocate 2 highways


Highway 10 will be relocated for a distance of two miles east of Fairchild by vote of the Jackson County board at Black River Falls last week. The board also voted to relocate Highways 95 and 27 through the village of Hixton.


O.H. Overlien was reelected highway commissioner of Jackson County.


Hunters warned to use utmost caution


“Be sure you know what you are shooting at.” warns the State Medical Society today in its special bulletin to deer hunters. The deer hunting season opens Friday, Nov. 26, and will extend through Sunday, Nov. 28.


“With the opening of the deer hunting season many hunters will take advantage of the weekend to get out in the wide open spaces and enjoy a sport which is, to be sure, both healthful entertainment and a test of skill. It offers an opportunity for the average man to spend more time in the great outdoors, free from thought of work and the cares of everyday life.”


A few suggestions might be offered at this time to the hunter:


1. Do not drag your gun toward you.


2. Do not carry a loaded gun in your car.


3. Be sure you know what you are shooting at.


4. Wear warm clothing and red hunting cap with “ear tabs.”


5. At the first sign of a cold or chill, go to bed at once. Drink a full glass of hot liquid each hour, preferably a hot fruit drink.


November 19, 1942


 These geese might as well have been goats


 Mrs. Martin Kurasz of Neillsville, route one, believes she has settled her geese trouble; but it took a lot of doing.


She has been raising geese for market, and a short time ago, she said, she began to notice the putty was disappearing from the windows in the chicken coop and the basement. It wasn’t long before the window panes fell out. The geese had eaten the putty.


Then she replaced the broken glass with cardboard. Undaunted, the geese began picking at the cardboard, chewing it up like buckshot and spitting it out.


Mrs. Kurasz believes now that she has solved the problem. What is left of the cardboard has been replaced by tin.


Thanksgiving work day for surgical dressings


The Red Cross surgical dressing work room will be open during the regular hours Thanksgiving Day, Mrs. Herbert M. Smith has announced. The hours are from 2 until 5 p.m.


In making the announcement, Mrs. Smith reminded those folding surgical dressings that, “Our soldiers won’t have the day off, either. To keep up our work is the least we can do.”


Thanksgiving day proclamation


The following proclamation on Thanksgiving day has been issued by Mayor H.J. Naedler:


“All America in times of peace or war, since President Lincoln’s first Thanksgiving proclamation in Civil War times, has each year observed one day of offering thanks to God for the blessings received.


“We again have much to be thankful for: numerous recent successes of our armed forces, who are willing to endure suffering and even sacrifice life to uphold our freedom and liberty; and an abundance of crops and all necessary essentials of livelihood.


“Therefore, I ask all to observe this day of Thanksgiving in a proper and fitting manner.”


H.J. Naedler, Mayor



Advetisement in the Press, November 1942.


November 20, 1952


 Lots of smoke, no fire in silo


Smoldering coal causes excitement at milk products plant


There was lots of smoke, but not much fire, when coal in the bottom of the Milk Products Cooperative’s big coal silo started smoldering last Tuesday.


The city volunteer fire department poured water from one hose into the partially emptied silo for a little over an hour that afternoon and quieted the smoldering.


But, before the fire department was called in the employees of the Milk Products had quite a time.


The fire department made its second trip to the Milk Products Cooperative’s coal silo about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday The smoldering coals had become alive again, and this time–in the darkness of night–fireman could see glowing coals before they drenched the remaining coal in the silo again with water.


328 pints of blood are given in northern Clark


Three hundred twenty eight pints of blood were collected from volunteer donors in northern Clark County at the Red Cross blood center held last Thursday and Friday.


This, with the 292 pints given at the Neillsville center last July, brings the total for Clark County to 620 pints.


Mrs. Herbert M. Smith, county chairman for the blood drive, commended Mrs. A.C. Little of Withee and her corps of volunteer workers for their successful drive. She also announced that the next blood center for Clark County is scheduled to be held in Neillsville in March.


Slight damage


Cars driven by Robert Hemp and Gus Lazotte both of Neillsville, collided at the corner of Sixth and West Streets Sunday. Damage was slight.


Children of Iran send Christmas gifts to pupils in Clark County


Letters and three boxes arrive from pupils in Kermanshah


Three boxes from the children of Iran have been received by Russell Drake, county superintendent of schools. These boxes are sent in acknowledgment of Christmas boxes which went out into the world last year from the schools of Clark County. Some of these boxes went to the children of Iran and they have responded by sending the three boxes, filled with items representative of their skills and culture.


The written matter on the outside of the boxes indicated that their sending was prompted by an organization known as the “Red Lion and Sun,” which is perhaps like the Junior Red Cross in this country. They came from the Bader school in Kermanshah, Iran, a section famous for the fine Kermanshah rugs.


The accompanying letter reads as follows: “Dear Friend–Some time ago I received a lovely gift box containing many interesting articles. I understand that this box was prepared by junior members of the American Red Cross and sent to me from such a distance as a token of friendship to start amicable relations between you and your friends overseas in Iran. I was overjoyed when I opened the box. Every article was beautiful. Then I decided to respond to this friendly gesture by sending you some articles made in our country and some made by our own hands. This is not, of course, the ideal gift I intended to send; however, I hope you will like them. I will enjoy to know your views about the humble gift box I am sending to you.”


The contents of these boxes are small things either bought or made by these school children in Iran. One is a small purse made entirely of melon seeds. Two articles made of hammered metal showed the craftsmanship of even the small child of Iran. One was a base for a picture and the other probably a very ornate pen holder. Two pieces of cloth were included, one of them hand woven and the other textile painted. Two salad sets were included consisting of carved and polished wooden fork and spoon. Two very tiny wooden spoons were also included. Other things in the box were a pair of handmade socks, several small bars of soap, two silk handkerchiefs, one handkerchief crocheted around the edge and a small, embroidered design in the corner, a pair of handmade sandals with a knit top and leather soles, lace crocheted doily, note pads, a girl’s barrette, and two ornamental metal pins.


The boxes from Clark County referred to in the letter are the boxes filled each year by school children and sent to foreign countries. Clark County children are now filling boxes to be sent this year. Last year 165 boxes were filled and sent overseas, so that they reached their destination by Christmas. The number of schools contributing boxes was 83 and nearly all the schools either helped with the boxes or contributed money or both. A total amount of $318.72 was collected last year. This money is used for any children who need food, clothing or medical attention anywhere in the world who happen to be the unfortunate victims of floods, fires, or other disasters. The number of boxes going out this year will be 250 or more.


Other projects of the Junior Red Cross in Clark County are boxes for the inmates of the Neillsville old folks homes and the Clark County hospital, articles for the veterans hospital; help for needy families so that the children can continue in school. Four schools made Afghans for wheel chair victims in veterans’ hospitals.


November 23, 1972


Mule deer are “seen” in county


Mule deer, prevalent in areas of the United States west of the Mississippi, are beginning to make their stand in western Wisconsin. Two hunters stated they saw what looked to be mule deer in western Clark County forests while hunting for white-tailed deer Saturday.


One of the hunters stated he saw two doe that appeared “very similar” to mule deer he had seen while hunting out west several years ago.


According to Gary Gurske, there are mule deer in the river counties of Wisconsin, including Pepin, Buffalo, and Trempealeau. “Two mule deer were killed by cars in Trempealeau County this summer”, Gurske said.


The mule deer is larger and heavier than the common whitetail deer seen in Clark County. Besides their size, this specific type of deer, also called black tail, are distinguished by a tail that is white except for a black tuft at the tip Mule deer also carry larger racks.


Game warden Gurske stated that he had not received factual reports, nor had he seen any of the mule deer himself but said it may be possible that some have wandered into county forests bordering Jackson County.



To tell the truth, little Kory Kienzle of Webster, IA, was just a little bit afraid of the four-point buck her daddy, Greg, brought back on the opening day of the season. Kienzle bagged the buck in the Sherwood area about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. It rough-dressed at about 160 pounds. (Press photo November 23, 1972)  




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