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Clark County News

March 19, 1942


Mumps hang on; have effect on musicians


Mumps seemed to be hanging on in Clark County with leechlike tenacity last week.


After a week in which only 13 new cases were reported to the state, the disease spurted again, with 27 new cases reported in the county during the week ending March 6. Pine Valley with five new cases, and Beaver and the town of Loyal, with six cases each, were the centers in that week.


Mumps also were having their effect on the local school’s preparations for the spring musical contest. Richard A. Becker said that virtually every instrumental ensemble and quartet has been broken up temporarily because of the disease.



25 leave today for army service


First contingent to leave under a new procedure; one a volunteer


Twenty-five Clark County youths were to receive army medical examinations and induction into the Army in Eau Claire today.


They are the first group from the county to be called under the new procedure which went into effect Monday, under which selectees are inducted at the time of examination. Those who can show a need will be given 10 days furlough to wind up civilian affairs.


The March contingent was to report at 6:30 a.m. today at the selective headquarters in Loyal. Those named in the call were:


Neillsville – Oscar H. Stelter, 35; Charles W. Rossow, 26; August Finder, 31; and George T. Schecklman, 24.


Greenwood – John L. Lewis (volunteer), 21; Kenneth M Duell, 28; Wendell C. Landberg, 26; August G. Franz, 29; Herman D. Wallis, 30; and Otto Windom, 30.


Granton – Joe P. Kremer, 25; David E. Anderson, 23; and Cyril C. Gardner, 36.


Willard – Victor O. Zupanc, 29; and Roland R. Hintz, 32.


Loyal – Herman A. Schultz, 29; and Ervin J Heun, 32.


Thorp – William H. Keller, 34; John Silva, 35; George P. Cukla, 24; and Edward G. Driessen, 33.


Curtiss – Cecil G. Durbin, 36. Stanley – John F. Szczech, 36.


Spencer – Louis M. Vanderhood.



Dedicated hymnals


An impressive service, dedicating the new hymnals which arrived here last Thursday, was held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Sunday morning.


The 525 books, weigh0ing approximately one thousand pounds, were arranged in a six-foot square, directly in front of the altar. The backs of the blue books were used to form a cross at the center. The background, with the books in reverse, was white.


The last book – the 525th – placed at the top of the cross, was first to be removed, Pastor William A. Baumann presenting it to Paul Bartell, president of the congregation. The hymnals will be in the hands of the members before Palm Sunday when they will be used for the first time.


The books were ordered about a year ago, the local order being a portion of a three-quarter million consignment, published for various Lutheran churches throughout the nation.



Group selects new county home agent


Mrs. Mabel Murdock, Alma Center, will succeed Alice J. Olson



New home agent, Mrs. Mabel Murdock.

(Press photo March 19, 1942)


Mrs. Stanley H. (Mabel) Murdock, Jr., a former Trempealeau County home agent, has accepted the position of home agent for Clark County. She will succeed Miss Alice I. Olson, resigned, and is expected to assume her duties here April 1.


Mrs. Murdock comes to Clark County highly


recommended. For three and one-half years she served Trempealeau County ably and was considered outstanding in organizational work with homemaker and 4H club groups. She went to Trempealeau County in 1938, following a year as home economics teacher in Stanley High School.


The problems of this area of Wisconsin are not strange to her, for she has spent nearly all her life in central Wisconsin and with central Wisconsin folks. She attended the public schools in Alma Center, where she now makes her home, and was graduated from Stout Institute at Menomonie in 1937.


Mrs. Murdock resigned her position in Trempealeau County last November when her husband’s work took them from the county. Mr. Murdock now is serving in the armed forces of the United States, having been inducted into service March 3 of this year.


Her selection was made last Saturday afternoon by the county agricultural committee. She was one of several applicants recommended by the state extension service and interviewed during the day by the committee.



Senator Bob Taft to address group here next Tuesday


“Mr. Republican” to give thirty-minute public address at armory


Senator Bob Taft, candidate for the Republican nomination for president, will give a brief talk in Neillsville next Tuesday while on his two weeks stumping tour of Wisconsin, the local Taft committee has announced.


A party headed by Mayor Leo Foster is meeting Taft in Black River Falls at 11:30 following Taft’s speech there and will drive “Mr. Republican” to Neillsville where he and his party, which is touring the state on chartered bus, will have lunch. Various county officials and others will meet him at the county line and make up a caravan.


Following the lunch at the Merchants Hotel, Taft will give a 30 minute speech at the Neillsville Armory, beginning at 1 p.m. It is a public address, to be introduced by Mayor Leo W. Foster.


Following the speech, Taft will continue on to Osseo and Mondovi, where he will make similar addresses.



Curtiss man to enter barrow in state show


The Wisconsin spring market hog show, and carcass contest will be held at the Coliseum, State Fair Park, Milwaukee, March 14 and 15.


Henry Voightlander, Curtiss, will enter a barrow in this statewide contest. The contest is similar to the one held every fall in Eau Claire.



4H clubs’ basketball tournament March 29


Ten clubs put up window displays to observe National 4H week


Lawrence Babka, assistant county agent, has announced the annual 4H basketball tournament will be held at Loyal, March 29. There will be two leagues this year: the Junior league consisting of any member up to 14 years, and the Senior league consisting of any achievement member. Teams entering must get their entries in by March 18.


In observance of National 4H Club week, a large number of 4H clubs put up window displays in local stores depicting 4H club work. Clubs that put up window displays were: Atomic Workers and Pleasant Ridge at Neillsville, Chili 4H at Chili, Eaton 4H at Greenwood, Friendly 4H at Withee, Happy Valley at Christie, Happy Workers and Park’s Happy 13 at Owen, The Pleasant Hill at Abbotsford and Pleasant Ridge at Granton.



 Miller youngster suffers injuries in barn Monday


Bruce Miller, five-year son of the Albert Miller, route three, Neillsville, suffered a gash above his left eye Monday night while helping his brother, Albert, Jr., put the cows in the barn. A cow forced the youngster against a wall, causing the wound. Twelve stitches were required to close the wound and he spent several days in bed recovering from shock.



March 16, 1972


Greenwood students South America bound


Two juniors of Greenwood High School will spend the summer in South America. This is the fifth successive year, but the first time two students will be participating in the International Fellowship Exchange Program.


Margaret Fravert, daughter of Mrs. Elmer Fravert of Greenwood and the late Orlin Fravert, will be going to Argentina. Mary Jo Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wagner of Greenwood, will be going to Venezuela. Neither has been informed of the exact destination.


Both girls are cheerleaders, members of the Spanish Club, the National Honor Society and the brass section of the band and are junior coeditors of the Echo.


The Greenwood Lions and Rotary Clubs are assisting the National Honor Society in funding the program. The students must be members of the National Honor Society to be able to participate in the exchange. They will leave in June for a three month stay.



Two Greenwood students, Mary Jo Wagner and Margaret Fravert, will leave in June to spend three months in South America. The girls will participate in the International Fellowship Exchange Program.

(Press photo, March 16, 1972)



Open house for new medical clinic March 26


An open house will be held Sunday afternoon, March 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the newly constructed Neillsville Clinic area on the second floor of Memorial Hospital.


Announcement of the open house was made this week by John R. Bergemann, hospital administrator.


The new clinic will formally receive patients in the hospital site the following day, Monday, March 27, Mr. Bergemann said.


The public is invited to inspect these new facilities during the open house.



Plane crashed near Rock Dam


A light plane crashed about 2:30 p.m. last Friday on the former Merle farm about two miles north of Rock Dam. It was piloted by Mrs. Hildred Webert of Bloomer. Her destination was Marshfield.


Mrs. Webert was not hurt and there was only minor damage to the plane.


Mrs. Webert reported to authorities that the engine conked out and she made a dead-engine landing in the field. However, the heavy snow covering caused the plane to pancake on its top.


Mrs. Webert had left the Chippewa Falls airport but a few minutes before making the forced landing.



Thanks for your patience


Members of The Clark County Press staff are appreciative of the patience of its readers during our recent troubles. Some of you received your paper late a week ago; all of you received it a day later than usual this week.


The reasons are manyfold; but essentially it is because of breakdown of the big newspaper press.





Mrs. Mary Jo Urlaub is pictured above with the latest Urlaub baby, Joseph Anton, Jr. The baby, which weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, was two weeks overdue, but met the March 6 deadline, arriving at 3:51 a.m. that day. The Urlaub’s other children arrived on March 6 also. The same doctor and the same nurse delivered all four children, Dr. M.V. Overman and Miss Paula Mueller. All the babies were described as “natural.” On the left side of the picture of Mrs. Urlaub and little Joe, are Joseph Urlaub, Sr., and Judy, who was born in 1950, and Darlene and Billie Jean, who were born in 1948 and 1947, respectively. (Press photo, March 13, 1952) 






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