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REPORT OE ioy scorn EXECUTIVE Submitted at Mid-Year Council Meet ing in Nekoosa Tuesday Evening —Promotions Made and Merit Badges Awarded. The mid-year meeting of the Wis cnsiu Rapids Council, Boy Scouts of America, was held in the high school auditorium in Nekoosa Tuesday even ing. Probably most interesting of the matters considered was the report of the Scout Executive, E. H. Justice, telling of some of the things he has done since he came here. The report in full follows: When 1 came last December we had three troops registered and four troops which were meeting. We now have 11 out of the 13 going and all are registered and going and one new troop has been organized. We now have 197 registered Scouts and 18 who have not been meeting late ly and whose registration has expired, making a total of 215. Of the 197 reg istered Scouts, 17 are first class, 50 second class and 130 tenderfoot Scouts not including the promotions of to night. During the past six months your executive has made 72 talks to more than 35,000 people, attended 25 troop meetings, issued 3,000 pieces of mail, including the Scoutmaster’s bulletin which is weekly, acted as chairman of five Scoutmasters’ meetings, headed six Scout leaders’ meetings, helped plan progTam for the Wausau confer ence, attended six executive committee meetings, helped six Court of Honor meetings, gave almost 100 Scout tests to boys, conducted five hikes of which wo were overnight, attended over 30 meetings of council committees, ran a class in Scouting at Biron and Port i Edwards for three months’, meeting weekly; managed the rebuilding of the amp when the roof caved in, worked up the plans for the south camp and lined ui directors and arranged the voider and had it printed, made ar- i . angements for directors of girls’ .imp this summer, taught a ten weeks’ .‘ourse in Scouting at the county nor aal taking one period a week, put on conservation campaign in the schools which brought surprising results, in ; ho way of trees planted, bird houses built, flowers and lawns cared for and protected. We have kept well within our bud et except on postage which will run i.ver f More than 100 men were enrolled in rout work, of whim more than half were active. E. IT. JUSTICE. At the session of the Court of Hon r a number of boys were promoted . iid awarded merit badges, as follows: From tenderfoot to second class outs: Clifford Polansky, Troop 1, .ekoosa; Frederick Goddard, Earl opkins, Ira Rounds, Duane Bass, * lifford Dolan, all of Troop 2, Nekoo i. From second class to first class; hn Bedford, Troop 2, Wisconsin Ra ids. Merit badges: Leland Pomainville, voop 2, Nekoosa, swimming; Michael ureoux. Troop 3 Nekoosa, swimming; > Paries Anderson, Troop 1, Nekoosa, irpentry and craftwork in wood; Ray hns, Troop 1, Nekoosa, carpentry id craftwork in wood; Garrison Nash : oop 2, Wisconsin Rapids, first aid; x|;t|| If i jpp^Qfl WORLD S LARGEST VIOLIN One of he main features of the nation-wide music conference held recent in New York was/the world’s largest violin. It is 11 ft., 7 in., high, 4 ft., ; n ., wide, 13 in., deep and weighs more than 150 lbs. The strings, as thick : a man’s little finger, are 7 ft. 10 in., long. The bridge is 12 in., high and : :s keys 8 in., long. The bow is 30 in. long. WOOD COUNTY REPORTER. Entered June 2, 1903 at Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, as second-class matter, under Act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1379. ' Athtntsius Kubisiak, Troop 5, Wis ; cuiibiii rtapius, lireniansliip unu siguai i ing. | xnis is the largest class ox prurno j tions in tne oi me xxapius cuim cil. At the session of trie Scoutmaster's | minute talks were made by each one | present of those who attended Hie 1 Scout Leaders Conference in Wausau. NOTICE. Dr. W. M. Ruckle and family will ! leave June 24th for an Auto Trip thru j the eastern part of the state. They expect to be gone about ten days. 2tc rniin uvm w HIS \M Hi 111 m • I bUII illml 111 iiiTn a rnnriwT rtlllU/iblillJtNl A Ford ear driven by William Otto : of Auburndale, employed at Port Ed wards, collided with another Ford standing on the right side of the South Side road Tuesday night. The Otto car rolled down the side of the road. It had four occupants, being besides j Mr. Otto, John Zeher of Vesper, also ! employed at Port Edwards, and two I lady friends. Mr. Otto received a cut on one hand. Mr. Zeher lost a tooth and was bruised about his head and arms. The girls escaped with a few scratches. Otto was pinned beneath a wheel, but was released by the oth ers as soon as they freed themselves j from the wreckage. Both cars were badly damaged. Mr. Otto’s story is that in motoring to this city he came upon a car without a tail light, directly in his path and so close before he noticed it that he was unable o avert the collision. An investigation disclosed that the de serted car belonged to Bert Robinson of Nekoosa, who had loaned it to Olden Winters, also of Nekoosa, who, it ap pears, became stalled and started on foot for the Consolidated mill in this city, his place of employment, under the impression he was out of gasoline, and when he returned the next morn ing with a can of gas he found the car wrecked. He works on the night shift. WERE T ANARUS“" MARRIED MONDAY Miss Mae Klein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klein of this city, be came the bride of Irving Rocheleau, Monday evening, the ceremony being performed at the parsonage of the East Side Lutheran church, Rev. F. H. Kretzschmar officiating. The cou ple were attended by Miss Pauline Shearier and Jerry Klein. The bride 1 and her attendant were dressed alike, weai’ing dark tailored suits with hats to match and corsage bouquets of ros es and sweet peas. A dinner was serv ed at the home of the bride’s parents after the ceremony. The newlyweds left on a week’s motor trip thru the state, after which they will be at home in this city. Both are highly esteemed young people and popular among their friends. She held a position as oper ator with the Wood County Telephone company the past three years. He is an electrician, employed at the Biron division of the Consolidated Water Power & Paper company. WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WOOD COUNTY, WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, June 22. 1922. | | rmm;rn*mm i-mm , Hurfi ■ J ,i-fcwc rrr u I ii^'i'' ‘' >f ' . ..lV> - • ■ Mn ) ’* ' *" flT > r "i- ' 1 * I '■•' *'■'■*•*.. v. -•■ Aiwmiri' v C *'-'* G. A. R. VETS CHEER SHERIDANS HORSE AS IT STARTS ON LAST JOURNEY Photo shows G. A, R. members surrounding the mounted skin of “Winchester,” General Phil Sheridan’s horse so celebrated in poetry and history, before the beautifully mounted figure left Governor’s Island, New York, when it was sent to the Smithsonian Institute, at Washington, D. C,, where it will remain permanently. “Winchester” was pre sented to General Sheridan by s the Officers of the Second Michigan Cavalry at Rienzi, Miss., 1862. “Winchester” took part in 50 battles and engagements from 1862 to 1865. He died in 1878. HOMESUNOAY The officers and 21 men of Battery E, 120th Field Artillery, W. N, G., mounted, returned home at 1:30 o’- clock Sunday afternoon from a hike to Camp Douglas, where they spent several days attending a school of in struction. They took with them two guns, one caisson, a battery wagon and a motor truck. The boys return ed in good health and with a much larger store of knowledge along mili tary lines. The officers are Captain Wm. Kraske, First Lieut. Chester Sev erance, Second Lieut. Ernest Smith. Through the courtesy of Cant. Kraske we are able to give the fol lowing record of the hike: Left here at 5 a. m. June 11, march ed in rain all day, had delicious chick en dinner at R. Nowatny home at New Miner, were joined by seven men from service battery of Nekoosa and Port Edwards and two men from the Ste vens Point battery, bunked in town hall over night, left at 7 a. m. June 11, arrived at Necedah at noon, had din ner in a restaurant, left at 1:30, ar rived at New Lisbon at 5 p. in. biv ouacked for the night, left at-5 a. m., June 12, for Camp Douglas, arriving there at 9 a. m., schedule time, start ed with detail work in preparation for school of instruction, which consisted mainly of fire °ontrol, in other words, practice in computing of firing data, selecting of battery positions and act ual firing of the 75 milimeter guns. The senior instructor was Col. Kuech enmeister. The return trip was a forced hike. Leaving camp at 5 a. m., June 17, the contingent reached Necedah at 12 o’clock noon, had dinner, left at 2 o’clock and arrived at Finch’s farm at 7 p. m., ate supper and bivouacked for the night, left at 5 a. m., June 18, ar rived at Nekoosa a* 10 a. m., had din ner, left for the Rapids at 11:30, ar rived at home at 1:30. The boys were loud in their praise of the hospitality shown them by May or Woltz of New Lisbon, who not only provided a field for camping but as well wood for fuel, water for the hors es and other courtesies, of which they were very appreciative. The Marsh field unit was the first in camp, we were informed by Captain Kraske. A HEART " RENDING ACCIDENT From Milwaukee Tripoli Tattler:— Mr. Jesse Carr, foreman of the Re porter office returning to New London last week in stepping from the single upon the double track, just Mis-ed a young lady, who, to avoid a collision made a spring, for the double track also, and both just in time to be swept down by the rose perfumed yet pon derous wheels of that mighty engine —Cupid, U. I. Love, Engineer. Notwithstanding the fearful calam ity the twain have been double-track ing it ever since. Parson Lathrop res cued the twain, and we judge from the few lines in the New London Times, that he had warned the careless peo ple against making flying switches in the future, lest they uncouple. The carting of household truck in the direction of Abnerville tells us they are on the right guage, and we are glad of it. We have only one thing to regret, but that will soon wear out, our foreman, is a powerful hand to sleep in the morning. We hope to see a little hand car pounding along life’s track, by and by, but then, don’t hurry matters to accommodate us, Carr. * & * The above was copied from the Wood Conty Reporter, Grand Rapids, Wis., dated June 18, 1874 —forty-eight years ago. Jesse is a 33 degree and a member of Tripoli Temple and an old pal of mine. W i sconsin Rapids, I Wis. (Class of March, 1892,) Geo. N. Wood. The above Mr. Jesse Carr, now of i OshkoJi, Wis., a successful and pop ular insurance agent, was formerly the foreman of the Wood County Re porter printing office in 1874, the above account of which told of Mr. Carr’s marriage. Mr. Carr is a very pleas ant gentleman and comes here occas ionally on business. AA’e take pleas ure in re-producing this early account of his marriage back in 1874 from the files now in this office. BOAT FIRM ‘prosperity Demand For Small Pleasure Craft Is Unusually Strong—Boats Made in the East —May Erect Fac tory Here. The Disappearing Propeller Boat company is enjoying a very good run of business. R. M. MacKinnon, secre tary of the company, reported that 125 orders for boac-s i.ad been received the past six months and that the out look forecasts a continuation of this wave of prosperity. One-third of the orders have been filled and the work on the remaining orders is being speed ed up as much as possible. The boats are being made in Buffalo this year, but later these activities may be trans ferred to this city, as the company has intentions of erecting a factory of its own when conditions are favorable for such an undertaking. The efforts of the sales force at present are being confined principally to central and southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. “In talking with other manufactur ers of small pleasure craft, such as motor boats and canoes, I have dis covered a curious fact which is that they all are unable to fill their orders as fast as received, from which I take it that this is one of the few indus tries that has not been materially af fected by the general business depres sion during the past year and a half. The demand for pleasure boats is stronger than I have known it to be in vears.” News was received that Lucille M. Dailey was married to Ernest B. Chady:at Elba, Wis., June 17 last. The bride Was -n instructor in the domes ; tic science department of the Lin coln high school in this city the past year. They will i, ake their home at j Whitewater where the groom runs a ! jewelry store. CITY PAYS 'fallen hero Clias. Hagerstrom Buried With Mili tary Honors Wednesday—Serv ice Was Impressive—Attend ed by Large Crowd. Private Charles Hagerstrom, who made the supreme sacrifice overseas in the late war, having died from wounds received in action, was buried with military honors in Forest Hill cemetery in this city under the aus pices of The American Legion post Wednesday afternoon. The citizens in general joined in paying tribute to this heroic young man. Flags were at half mast at many places from Tuesday morning until after the funeral and business, wherever possible without serious inconvenience, was suspended during the time of the service and funeral, pursuant to a proclamation of Mayor Roenius. The casket containing the remains of the soldier arrived from France at Hoboken, N. J., June 2, reached this city last Thursday and was taken to the Ragan undertaking establishment, from whence it w r as removed to the Armory, where it, since Monday, lay in state, draped with a flag of the colors so dear to all of us, until Wed nesday afternoon, when the last sad rites in honor of the deceased were held. The service began at 2 o’clock and was attended by an immense number of people, accupying all the' seating accommodations and much of the standing room. The bier -was banked in a wealth of floral tributes, includ ing a number of beautiful floral de signs from individuals and organiza tions, above and back of which were American flags. Rev. Chris Madken gave the Invocation. The speakers were the Reverends Schoechert and Bennett, both of whom extolled the deceased soldier’s virtues, particular ly his loyalty to his country, having loved it so much that he gave his life for it. Beautiful music was rendered by a male quartette. At the close of the service the band played a dirge while the casket, mourners and ez-service men and the battery boys left the hall, during which time the others who had assem bled remained seated. The order of the funeral procession was: band, colors, escort ministei caisson bearing casket with three pall bearei-s on each side, mourners, mem bers of the deceased soldier’s battery and regiment ,exservice men, Battery E, service battery, other organizations. Rev. Schoechert spoke at the grave. This number was followed by The Le gion ritual, conducted by Chaplain Hill The firing squad fired over the grave, and taps were eounded, after which the flag was removed from the casket and presented to Wm. Hagerstrom, father of the deceased soldier. P ° Miir Postmaster A. L. Fontaine has been making some more improvements in the rear of the postoffice work room for the better handling of parcel post packages. Across the back end six stalls have been provided, above which is another tier of six ■stalls. These different stalls are labeled so as to systematize the proper handling of the parcel post packages. Across the top of the eight R. F. D. carriers desks he has added a shelf two feet wide and about 25 feet lo’ng to pro vide a place for the parcel post pack oges. in • changes will simplify the ha u .n . of the packages. When J Armstrong, a postoffice inspect-r of this district, was here the pr. we k. he stated that it was absolut : • ] hired to accept any thing but cash in the postoffice depart ment for Hie issue of money orders. Patrons v. I please govern themselves according He also stated that C. O. 1 . packages should be paid for with cash o and was discretionery in the judgment of the postmaster as to whe ther be would accept payments there for by check. The inspector would rather prefer that all C. O. D. pack ages be paid for in cash. The local postoffice has installed a telephone No. 634 for the convenience of the public and for the convenience of the employees as well. There are times during the day when it takes one person’s entire time to answer the telephone calls. The postmaster and his employees are always glad to an swer phone calls that ai*e confined to j matters of importance for them to j know. For instance, we are not per- 1 mitted by phone to tell you whether you have any mail in the general de livery or not. You should come to the general delivery window and ask for your mail or bring an order when you want anybory else’s mail showing that you have authority to get such party’s mail. In some postoffices the num ber of the phone is not published in the directory to avoid the answering of questions that are not appropo to j the postoffice service. Please bear these facts in mind when calling the post office. Mrs. Henry Knuth entertained a number of young folks Sunday after noon in honor of her little daughter Ruby. The occasion was Ruby’s eigh th birthday anniversary. She received a number of nice gifts. The supper, served at 5 o’clock was featured with a beautiful birthday cake. PARTY FOR MISSFONTAINE Mrs. A. L. Fontaine entertained twenty-two young ladies at a Cobweb Party Monday afternoon, June 19, in honor of her daughter Janet’s tenth birthday. Various games and contests were arranged and the young people enjoyed a right merry time. Refresh ments were served at two long tables, the color scheme of pink being carried out in the floral table decorations and in the refreshments, Tbe guests in cluded the Misses Charlotte Arpin, Ruth Link, Mary Jane Arpin, Gretchen Rintelmann, Dorothy Billmyre, Har riet and Marcie Blackburn, Isabelle Herrick, Ruby Brennan, Margaret La- Bour, Barbara Nash, Margaret Kaudy, Helen Carey, Irene Miller, Lorena Justice, Margaret Rinehart, Elizabeth Ridgman, Lucille Kellogg. Assisting Mrs. Fontaine in entertaining these young people were: Mesdames F. J. Wood, J. B. Arpin and Lina Corriveau. THE DAILY HAND SHAKING CROWDS CALLING ON PRESIDENT HARDING How would you like to be President Harding? The above photo shows the every day crowds that visit the White House to pay their respects and shake the President's hand. At least 200 people call daily, and the President seems to enjoy the meetings. VOLUME G 4, No. 24. PFRFPCIMORE DETAILS FOR i CONVENTION Program Will Include Banquet, Picnic, Auto Ride—About 300 Visitors Expected to Attend H. Robinson, chairman of the ar rangement committee for the state convention of rural letter carriers, to be held in this city from Au r. 14 to 16, announced that a special meeting of the Wood County Rural Letter Car riers’ association was held in fit.sville Sunday, at which further details for the convention were completed. The state gathering will be under the aus pices of the county association. Among other matters it was decided to fea- I ture the social part of the program with a banquet, picnic and auto ride for the delegates. He stated that the committee in tends to make an effort to get a re presentative of the postoffice depart ment and Congressman Browne hers as the principal speakers, it is expect ed that the gathering will draw about 300 visitors to the city, about half delegates and the others ladies of del egates and others interested in the convention. The arrangement committee is com posed of Chairman N. H. Robinson and Reinhold Timm, city, and Ed. Dex heimer, Marshfield. Rill i/l HAY SAMEROOF A Fond du Lac dispatch in the Mil waukee Sentinel contained the fol lowing: Not all men were meant to be de tectives. When Leonard Fritz, Marsh field, reached this city in a search for his wife, Catharine, who had fled from his home, taking her sister with her he registered at the Star hotel. Apparently Fritz didn’t figure that his better half might be staying at the same place for he never glanced at t l ie register, in which ,on the very line above the one on which he had sgined his name, his wife had written hers and the name of her sister, with out even troubling to disguise them. It was not until police took a hand in the matter that the two girls w’ere brought to headquarters and Frits dis covered his wife had been under the same roof with him. Mr. and Mrs. Fritz had been mar ried for three years and have been unable to agree, they said. A few days ago, Mrs. Fritz with her sister Elizabeth Thor, fied from the Fritz home in Milwaukee, and from there to this city, where Mrs. Fritz secured employment in a restaurant. The authorities communicated with Mrs Thor, wffio directed that Eliza-, beth be sent home She returned to Marshfield, while Mrs. Fritz will re main in Fond du Lac. The whole matter w r as threshed out in the office of District Attorney Murray. Mr. and Mrs. Benkowski, Jr., of Gleason visited the former’s parents in this city over Sunday. ,