June 22, 2022, Page 8

  Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"


Extracted by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.


Index of "Oldies" Articles

Clark County News


June 23, 1927


Ship one hundred head of cattle


A hundred head of dairy cattle were shipped out of Marshfield the fore part of the week, forty head of purebred and high grade Holsteins being taken to Mexico by Grover Grenshaw. The other sixty head, mostly Holsteins with a few Guernseys, went to Illinois, where many farmers have had to replace entire herds because of T. B. One of the buyers from that section states he has spent approximately $20,000 for cattle in this vicinity since January 5th.


 Getting ready for annual Levis picnic


The Kiwanis Club Monday noon voted to have a committee appointed to visit business places in the city and secure prizes to be offered at Levis picnic July 10. Many in Neillsville are planning to attend this annual event which has always proved so enjoyable in years past.


 Bathhouse open for summer


At the Kiwanis Club Dinner Monday the question was raised of using the building erected last winter by a committee of the club and used during the winter as a restroom for skaters on the pond, to be used during the summer as dressing rooms for bathers. The matter was taken up with Mayor Thoma and some of the aldermen and arrangements made to have the building open from 9 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. and evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 during the warm weather. The premises will also be properly policed by the city policemen.


Will draw big crowd next Saturday


An unusual amount of interest has been aroused in the Temby auction which will be held next Saturday at the old Chas. Cornelius residence on South Clay Street in Neillsville. Mr. Temby is auctioning off the fine residence property and also a great amount of furniture, rugs, dishes, cut glass, etc., and it is evident that this sale will draw an unusually large crowd of buyers. It will be seen from the list of articles to be sold advertised in the Press on the same page as the large Bob Brauer adv. that it will take all day to dispose of the great array of fine household furnishings. The sale will start promptly at 9 o’clock in the morning and as it has been advertised quite thoroughly, it is expected that there will be many out of town buyers.


June 25, 1942


950 families register here for canning sugar


Approximately 950 families of Neillsville and the surrounding area received authorization to purchase sugar for canning purposes during the two and one-half days registration in the Neillsville High School last weekend, Supt. D.E. Peters said.


Totals of the amount of purchases authorized were not available. However, on the basis of averages, it is estimated that approximately 19,000 pounds was authorized for canning purposes. This amounts to about a railroad carload.


Seven Neillsville girls volunteered to help with the registration. They were Patricia North, Kathryn Kearns, Margaret Petersen, Joyce Stanton, Marguerite Brown, Rosalyn Lipkie and Janice Musil.


Kernel of corn lodges in Sherwood boy’s lung


Jimmie Freedlund, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Freedlund, is home again feeling fit. But for a time this week he gave his parents some worry when a kernel of corn became lodged in his lung.


Jimmie was around while his father was planting corn Monday afternoon. Somehow, he got hold of a kernel, and with the curiosity of youth, he put it in his mouth to see if it was good to eat. He swallowed it, and it lodged in a lung instead of going into the stomach.


He coughed and choked. Mr. Freedlund acted quickly. His own car had been loaned to a neighbor, so he turned to another neighbor for help. Mrs. Max Falk drove the child to a physician, and Jimmie stayed there all night. He returned home the next day with the kernel gone from the lung, and feeling fit as ever.


Worth two pounds



Stamps number five and six in the war ration (sugar) book will be good for the purchase of two pounds of sugar each, Leo Foster, war price and rationing board chairman, has announced. Stamp number four will be acceptable until midnight, Saturday, June 27. Stamp number five will be valid between June 28 and July 25, and stamp number six will be valid between July 26 and August 22.


Collect 25 tons rubber to date


Renewed vigor is needed if drive is to succeed, say dealers Neillsville and Clark County entered the final days of the all-out drive to gather in scrap rubber, with oil dealers of the city predicting optimistically a collection of 40 tons in Neillsville. The county total is expected to be from 90 to 100 tons.


On the basis of the last complete checkup of local dealers, made Monday night by Ed Hauge, a lot of scrap rubber must be turned in between now and next Tuesday night. Monday night Neillsville dealers reported collections totaling slightly more than 18 tons. By this time the pile probably has grown to about 25 tons, it is estimated.


However, dealers report a slackening of the pace: a slackening they say, that cannot be permitted if the government is to get all the scrap rubber it needs, and if gasoline rationing is to be averted.


Better weather, undoubtedly, has been largely responsible for some of the dropping off in collections. Farmers are far behind in their field work, and they have been grasping at every possible daylight hours to catch up. However, the county salvage committee suggests that children be put to work scouring the farm for rubber. The scrap may be taken to the nearest service station, where a cent per pound will be paid.


June 19, 1952


Spider bite makes trouble for Mrs. Gault


Has fight of three weeks against infection in Eau Claire hospital


Mrs. Ed Gault of Court Street, Neillsville, has been confined in an Eau Claire hospital with persistent infection. She has been kept packed in ice. The reports recently coming to Neillsville are that she is making slow improvement. The infection is attributed to the bite of a spider.


Mrs. Gault’s encounter with the spider is believed to have taken place about a month ago in the basement of her home. She recalls brushing against a low hanging web, but she thought nothing of it at the time. Later she broke out in spots which she thought to be hives. The trouble did not respond to first treatment, however, and Mrs. Gault was take to Eau Claire. There she was told that the infection was due to the bite of a poisonous spider. The infection is worst in the lower extremities, which came into contact with the web.


Circus with animals and girls here June 26


One of the six remaining traveling circuses in the United States–the Wallace and Clark circus–will come to Neillsville next Thursday, June 26, for afternoon and evening performances.


John D. Foss, advance agent, says the circus menagerie included such things as “Babe,” the largest circus elephant in the world (plus a lot of other elephants), camels, zebras, tigers, lions, apes, baboons, monkeys, etc., – and a score of “pretty” show girls, gorgeously gowned by the designers of Jim’s of Hollywood.


The circus will arrive here early in the day, and will be located on the city playground at the east end of East 13th Street, on the north side. All cages of animals, including that of the big hippopotamus, will be exhibited free to the public at 10:00 a.m. on circus day, when may be seen the feeding and watering of the animals.


County hopes to have three dollars left over


Clark County hopes to have three dollars to spare, when the new building is completed at the fairgrounds. The contract has been let by the general property committee for $14,997. The county board’s authorization was $15,000.


The new building will be located along the west line of the grounds, just south of the pump and drinking fountains and on the west side of the road running into the grounds. The side will be 60x100. The sidewalls will be perpendicular for 14 feet up, and these sidewalls will be surmounted by a domed roof. The building will be made of aluminum.


The contract has been awarded to the Puschek Farm Service of Chili, with the provision that the building shall be up and ready for occupancy not later than August 1. It will be used to house exhibits during the fair and the county road equipment at other times.


June 22, 1972


Bomb scare here starts search


City and county authorities this week were pressing their search for a person who started a bomb scare at the Schultz Bros. store in Neillsville early Friday evening.


They are looking for a young man. At least, that is what the voice over the telephone sounded like to Mrs. Jeanette Zank, a Schultz employee, when she answered the telephone at 7:30 p.m.


The voice said: “There’s a bomb in your store set to go off in 15 minutes!”


Al Beaver, store manager, was at the bank when the call came; but when he returned a few minutes later, she passed the word on to him.


“I thought at first that it was a hoax; but we just couldn’t take any chances,” Beaver said. He ordered the store cleared of clerks and customers, about 30 people in all, and called the city and county police. A crowd of curious gathered outside as eight men searched the store for the alleged bomb. The search proceeded for about a half hour.


Can’t believe she really saw Presley


“It’s hard to believe I really saw him.”


That was the way Barbara Sharratt, of Chili, expressed herself after attending an Elvis Presley concert in Milwaukee recently.


“It was the most exciting and unbelievable thing I ever saw,” recalled Barb. “With all the screaming you know he’s still right up on top.”


“He kept the audience on the edge of seats while he threw scarves at them.”



Little Julie Kay Maass has brought together five generations of her family. She is being held by her great-great grandmother, Mrs. Iva Millard of Memorial Home, Neillsville. Seated beside them is Mrs. Millard’s daughter, Mrs. Louis Smith, 307 Linden Street, Fond du Lac. Behind them is Julie Kay’s mother, Mrs. Bernard Maass with her father, Vernon A. Smith. They are from rural Greenwood. (Press photo June 22, 1972 



Fourteen young people from Clark County who attended the State 4H Club Congress are pictured above. They included (left to right): front row – Diane Zepaltas and Bonnie Meissner; second row – Diane Ebben, Janis Sischo, Paula Luchterhand, Patrice Pakiz, Linda Owens, Sandy Naedler and Lorna Miller, the chaperone; and back row – Mark Tews, Ronne Schelling, Mike Roberts, Jeff Laube, Greg Steiner and Jeff Eibergen. (Press photo June 22, 1972)





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