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Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


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Clark County News

April 16, 1942


Preparation is made for sugar rationing here


Schedule trade registration April 28 and 29; others May 4 through 7


Preparations were being made in Clark County this week by school and rationing officials for the trade and industrial registration and sugar rationing. The registration will be conducted April 28 and 29.


Schools of the county will cooperate in this registration, and in the registration for consumers now tentatively scheduled for May 4 through May 7.


Trade registrations, according to instructions, will be carried on in high schools of the county. If this instruction is followed implicitly, it would mean that retailers in Willard, Curtiss, Christie and other rural “neighborhood” stores would have to travel to the nearest community having a high school.


However, School Supt. Louis E. Slock expressed belief that retailers so situated could be registered at schools within their own school districts.


Clark County’s registering officials will be occasioned but little worry by industrial and wholesale registrations. Retailers will form the bulk of the county’s trade registrants. Among the data required from them for registration are information on gross sales; sugar delivered to and accepted by them during November 1941; their average weekly sales; and the present inventory.


Institutions, such as hospitals, hotels, the county asylum at Owen, and similar places will be required to furnish an estimate of their average monthly requirement of sugar, determined by a statement of the amount used during each month of 1941.


While the trade registration will be difficult enough, it is expected to be fairly easy when compared with the tremendous task to be done in the consumers’ registration, May 4-7. This registration promises to be one of the most elaborate tasks ever undertaken in the United States.


Already problems have arisen in Clark County in preparing for it. The registrations are to be conducted by teachers in every school house in the county. Yet, by the time the registration is to be completed, many Clark County schools will have already finished their year, and closed their doors for the summer.


According to Mr. Slock, 59 schools will have completed their terms by that time. In several of these cases, however, the teachers have volunteered to return to take care of the registration. In other instances volunteers have come forward to help out. Mr. Slock said that the result will be that the school board will be called upon to carry out the registration, or see that proper personnel is provided for carrying it out. 


Seven cars authorized


Certificates authorizing the purchase of seven new automobiles were granted by the county rationing board April 7. They were granted to: Wilbert J. Mahoney, Owen; Quinton A. Irvine, Greenwood. Route two: Arnold Yankee, Neillsville; Marcus E. Bennett, Neillsville; Albert A. Kuehling, Neillsville; Herbert H. Olson, Neillsville; and Ole S. Aspen, Neillsville. 


Supply exhausted


Sodium chlorate is no longer available through the county agent’s office, County Agent W.R. Marquart said this week. The small supply which the office received about a month ago has been exhausted. It is doubtful whether more will be available in the future; but, if and when it is, the word will be passed along through the columns of The Press. 


Takes basic training Douglas E. Hagie, Neillsville youth, has reported to Minter Field, Calif., for basic airplane flight instruction, according to an army news release. 


Dr. Mary E. Branch, presidents of Tillotson College, Austin, Tex., and considered the foremost Negro woman educator in the United States, will speak in the Congregational Church Wednesday evening, April 22, at 8 p.m. Dr. Branch is said to be the only woman, regardless of race, who is president of a coeducations, standard accredited four-year liberal arts college. She has presided at Tillotson since 1930. (Press photo April 16, 1942)




April 10, 1952


State ruling postpones Neillsville boxing event


The Moose boxing matches, scheduled for this Saturday night, have been postponed, LaVerne Gaier, manager of the boxing team, has announced. The postponement of the matched came after the state boxing commission turned thumbs down on a proposal to hold the contest during Holy Week.


The date of April 12 had been originally suggested by the state commission. A future date is being selected in collaboration with the state commission. 


City banks observing “Know Your Bank Week”


The two banking institutions of Neillsville will observe “Know Your Bank week,” proclaimed for April 14 through 19 in the city and throughout the state.


At The First National Bank, Jas. A. Musil, executive vice president, announced that any persons interested in seeing the inside workings of a bank will be shown on request what goes on behind the tellers’ windows.


At The Neillsville Bank, H.O. Geise, cashier, announced the following schedule:


Wednesday, April 16, Open House in the bank all day.


Thursday evening, April 17, free dance in the armory, open to the public, from 9:00 p.m. until midnight. In conjunction with the dance, a short motion picture fitting into the “Know Your Bank Week” program will be shown. 


18 truckloads of dirt needed to fill cave-in


25-year old well collapses leaving 30-foot hole near condensary


Eighteen truckloads of dirt were hauled Monday to fill in a hole left when a well caved in on the railroad right-of-way near the American Stores Dairy.


The well, which was believed to be dug 25 years ago for cooling milk at the dairy plant, had been recapped and repointed last year. It was bottle shaped, about 27 feet deep and had about 14 feet of water in it. It had been dug down to the granite layer. 


Lake Arbutus ice ruins shore line


Gress and Hammersbach boathouse doors are damaged by ice


Two boathouses and the east shoreline of Lake Arbutus were damaged when the ice broke up last week. The most damage was done to the Art Gress and Herb Hammersbach properties.


Hammersbach’s boathouse door will probably have to be replaced as the ice pushed huge flows through the door and underneath boats stored inside.


Art Gress estimated it will cost $35 to repair the steel overhead door on his boathouse, which was damaged similarly. This is the second time in four years the ice shove has caused damage to his boathouse.


Extensive damage was also done to the banks at the Gress and Hammersbach places. The shoreline was shoved up against the trees, loosening the banks considerably. The owners expressed belief that the land probably will wash out. The shoreline along the Bob Gault, Fred Wall, Bob Free and Carl Olson properties also was pushed up by the ice.


An unexpected visitor at the Ed Murphy shore was a drowned pig. The pig turned out to be one of Carl Opelt’s. It had been caught by the rapidly rising water and swept into the stream. The Opelt farm adjoins the river. High water covered the Big Spring on the Murphy side of the lake, closing it for a few days.


The high water also caused the temporary evacuation of the Hatfield power station, when eight inches of water covered the floor last Tuesday. Equipment was moved back a few days later when the high water subsided. 


April 13, 1972


Perrine and Larsen are named by USO


William Perrine, Neillsville’s police chief, has been named chairman of the USO fund drive for the second year, and Bradley Larsen, cashier of The First National Bank of Neillsville, has been named treasurer, it was announced this week.


Mr. Perrine said that businesses in Neillsville will be contacted, and high school girls again will sell buttons in an effort to raise the city’s quota. Donations of individuals or those otherwise not contacted may be made to Mr. Larsen at the bank. Checks should be made payable to the United Service Organization (USO). 


Warriors, BRF in tie, 4-4, in opener


Neillsville and Black River Falls played to a 4-4 tie at Black River Falls Tuesday night in a game that was stopped at the end of the seventh because of rain and darkness. It was the Warriors’ first baseball outing of the season and was a nonconference warm up.


Coach Richard Quast’s round pill pounders were held to three hits, but early season wildness by BRF hurlers yielded eight walks and Neillsville bunched the walks and hits to score three times in the top half of the first.


BRF gathered four hits off Warriors pitching, scoring one in the first, two in the sixth and one in the seventh. 


Country Club will open next week


The Neillsville Country Club will open for its summer activities Wednesday, April 19.


Cast members for the annual junior play, which will be presented Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, are pictured above. They are front row, left to right, Laurie Bertz, Candace Sturtz, Rick Buchsteiner and Greg Foster; second row, Mark Tews, Kathy Zank, Dan O’Connell, Scott Tews and Kay Mabie; and third row, Judy Munkholm, John Haugen, Jim Larsen, Linda Diers and Bruce Kunz. Mrs. Danielle O’Connell’s the director; Mary Alice Shield is the student director. This year’s play is entitled, “Desperate Ambrose.” (Press photo April 13, 1972)



Here to stay is Resusci Ann, the life-sized likeness of a Norwegian girl who drowned. Resusci Ann is a model used for teaching resuscitation, hence her name. This model has been purchased by the Men’s Club in Neillsville for use by schools, fire departments and first aid classes throughout Clark County. It is kept at Memorial Hospital in Neillsville. (Press photo April 13, 1972)





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