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A. L. FONTAINE, Publisher.
N, E. P. CO, TO •
The purchase of two new large pa
per machines and the building of a
large paper storage building at Port
Edwards and the installation of anew
1200 H, P. hydro-electric unit at the
Nekoosa mill, were announced as part
of the plans for the near future by
L. M. Alexander, president and gener
al manager of the Nekoosa-Edwards
Paper Company lately. The new ma
chines will probably be in operation in
the early fall of nert year.
Construction work on the new paper
mill building and the large paper stor
age warehouse will be commenced as
soon as possible and will be pushed
to completion as rapidly as conditions
permit. The two buildings will cover
nearly an acre of ground and will be
located between the present sulphite
and paper mill buildings at Port Ed
The new mill will house anew 132
inch Fourdrinier paper machine known
to the paper making world as a “Yan
kee.” The 110-inch machine known as
the No. 2 machine at Nekoosa will be
moved to Port Edwards and will also
be housed in the new mill building.
This installation is calculated to bring
the production of the Port Edwards
mill to over 100 tons of wrapping pa
per per day. The 110-inch machine,
which is to be moved is the famous
World’s Fair Machine made by the
Beloit Iron Works and was exhibited
at the Chicago World’s Fair. The
makers recently inspected this mach
ine and pronounced it in such good
condition that they did not recommend
any major changes when moving it
to the new foundation at Port Ed
The first unit of the new mill at
Port Edwards will be ready about next
July 1, and the second unit about Au
gust 1; it was stated.
The second new machine will trim
132 inches and will be of the Yankee
type. It will be placed on the founda
tions of the old No. 2, or World’s
Fair machine at the Nekoosa mill. Of
ficials of the company expressed the
hope that this new machine would be
in operation by Sept. 1, 1923.
With the two added machines, the
total production of the Nekoosa-Ed
wards Paper Company, in their two
mills will be in excess of 200 tons of
paper in 24 hours. The mills are al
ready equipped with raw material
mills for these new paper machines
and boiler plants have already been
installed. It is therefore, only neces
sary to erect the new buildings and
place the new machnies to balance up
the already large holdings of the com
“The, new machnies were ordered
from the Beloit Iron Works and the
necessary new beaters from the Val
ley Iron Works, both Wisconsin ma
chinery builders of world-wide fame.
Everything will be of the latest type
which is used in equipping these new
buildings, not only making them .the
most up-to-date in the state, but eco
nomical as well,” Mr. Alexander stat
ed in describing the new installations
and buildings. “These new machines
will increase the pay rolls of the com
pany by the addition of men for both
construction work and operation, the
increase necessary amounting to a
bout a hundred men, probably,”
The new paper storage building will
have three floors and lasement and
will hold many thousands of tons of
paper, should business conditions re -
quire such storage.
The Nekoosa mill will require new
electrical installations and anew 1200
h. p. hydro-electric unit and two Bleari
er steam turbines, one at Nekoosa and
the other at Port Edwards, as auxili
aries with capacity of over 3,000 h. p.
to complete the installations in the
big building and expansion project.
Preparations for the construction
work, the housing of crews and the
handling of materials are now under
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Postal Service. Nearly fifty Coun
cils have already adopted these lines
as expressing the ideals and the pur
pose of the service. This creed is
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ton City Post Office,'
The third Maternity and Child Wel
fare Clinic for this vicnity will be
held at the Court House on Friday.
January 5, when Dr. Mildred Van
Cleve and Miss Boyes will again be
here. Twelve examinations were made
at the December Clinic, and it is hop
ed by those in charge that an even
greater number will come to the next
Miss Boyes states that they can
take care of from thirty to fortv
cases in a day and the people should
avail themselves of this opportunity
to secure free examination and ad
vice on important matters of health.
It is not alone the children of the
poor who need the examinations that
are given, she says. Many children
in the better equipped homes are la
boring under unsuspected handicaps.
The age from two to six is an age in
which the average child is neglected
as to health.
At one clinic in a neighboring coun
ty recently, thirty-two people were
examined and of these nearly half,
were in need of medical attention or
of immediate treatment for defects.
These clinics are held under the na
tional Welfare Bureau, and the funds
are provided by the Federal and State
governments and local organizations
working together.
Folks, you are not usually bashful
about telling your friends and neigh
bors about your ailments. These doc
tors and nurses are trying to be your
confidential friends and neighbors, and
with the added advantage that they
are experts who are able to give you
sound advice. It is one of the few
free things that are worth anything.
Why not take advantage of it?
So extensive has the road building
industry become in country and
so vast is the future program .of
highway improvement that the Thir
teenth American Good Roads Con
gress and Fourteenth National Good
Roads Show to be held in Chicago,
January 15th to 19th next, promise to
mark anew epoch in the nation’s de
velopment. Both events will be held
under the auspices of the American
Road Builders’ Association, the old
est and largest good roads organiza
tion in the country and the one that
has brought about so much Federal
and state aid in highway improve
Approximately one billion dolla-s
are now being spent annually in the
United States for new roads and
streets, a far greater sum than was
spent for railroads during their great
est era of expansion, and sufficient
to build half a dozen Panama Canals.
Notwithstanding that the road bulki
ng program is so enormous, highway
improvement still lags behind develop
ment of highway transportation. The
development of* the automobile and
the motor truck, according to high
way officials and automotive engineers
has forced good road construction un
til it is difficult now to tell whether
automobiles are causing the increas
ing demand for better roads, or whet
her good roads are responsible for the
increasing demand for motor trucks.
About §1,200,000,000 will be spent in
America for roads and streets next
year and about $1,350,000,000 will be
spent for automobiles and trucks.
AH of these questions will be dis
cussed at the Chicago meeting, to
gether with such subjects as methods
of financing road improvement, safety
on the highways, progressive meth
ods of construction, obligations of
highway departments to the public,
traffic regulations, results of testing
the various types of roadway, develop
ment of apparatus for testing roads,
the use of local road building mater
ials, subgrade designs, haulage meth
ods in highway construction, time
losses in completing new roads, road
building in winter, highway mainten
ance. salvaging old roads, tourist traf
fic as a factor in highway develop
ment, changes needed in motor ve
hicle legislation, highway research and
co-operation between state and coun
ty highway departments and between
engineers and contractors. In con
junction with the Thirteenth Good
Roads Congress the American Road
Builders* Association, the National
Crushed Stone Association, the Mid
western section of the American As-
of Civil Engineers and sev
eral other organizations will hold
their conventions in Chicago during
the week of January 15.
One of the features of the Four
teenth Good Roads Show will be a
mammoth exhibit by the United States
Bureau of Public Roads in which the
Government will set forth everything
it is doing in the way of highway con
struction, An attractive feature of
the exhibit will be a large model il-
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lustrating the type of highway the
government is building in the Nation
al forests,—-the read Model being sup
plemented by a colossal painting in
oil to form a background for the
whole. Models of bridges and roads
at various stages of construction will
be on display at the government ex
hibit, as well as new testing apparatus
numerous charts shoAving the prog
ress of Federal aid woik and a large
assortment of road materials.
Reduced rates to and from Chicago
have been secured. Five thousand
mayors of American and Canadian
cities, boards of commissioners in 3,-
000 counties, and the governors of
forty-eight states have each been
asked to appoint from three to five
official delegates to go to the Congress
at public expense. A total of 63,000
members of 642 trade associations,
engineering societies, automobile and
motor truck clubs, highway organi
zations and contractors’ associations
have been invited. All told, it is ex
pected that at least 35,000 delegates
and visitors will attend. The Con
gress will be held at the Congress
Hotel and the Exposition will be at
the Chicago Coliseum. Registration
and information booths will be es
tablished at the Congress Hotel and
Coliseum, and a good roads newspa
per containing complete information
as to the day’s happenings at both
congress and show and giving the
names of arriving delegates will be
published daily throughout the week.
f1922 has been a GOOD YEAR!
We thank you for the part you play
ed in MAKING it so, and in the words of
Dickens, “A Happy New Year to us all.
God Bless us every one.”
• A. L. Fontaine, Publisher and Proprietor
Miss Lydia Gaetke, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Gaetke of this city,
and Fred Meyers, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Meyers, also of this city,
were united in marriage Tuesday af
ternoon, December 26, at the home of
the bride’s parents. Rev. G. E, Paul
oweit, pastor of St. John’s Evangeli
cal Church, performed the ceremony.
The young couple were attended by
Miss Arabelle Eberhardt and Henry
Kuhn, as bridesmaid and best man.
Mr. and Mrs. Meyers leave Friday
for their new home in Aurora, 111.,
where Mr. Meyers is employed by the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Ry.
Monday evening at seven o’clock I
occuiTed the death of Fred Loock, age |
32, at the home of his mother, Mrs.
Fred Loock, Sr., Eleventh street N.
Burial took place Thursday afternoon
From the home, services being con
ducted by Rev. Kretzschmar.
Deceased was born in this city and
had resided at the home of his pa
rents throughout his life. Besides
his mother he leaves four brothers,
August, Albert and Frank, of this .
city and Paul, of Chicago, 111., and j
six sisters, Mrs. Paul Ristow and Mrs. !
Fred Klug of this city, and Mrs. Jas. !
Ring, Mrs. Harvey Harrison, Elsie
and Marie Loock, of Chicago, 111., to
mourn his death.
John Boyer, proprietor of the Na
tional Club dry cleaning, dyeing and
tailoring establishment, is by way of
being also a clever cartoonist - ,' and
has been combining the two to good
advantage. The advertisement in this
issue of this paper contains the first
of a series of drawings which were
made by him and submitted to a na
tionally known newspaper service.
The newspaper service shaped up the
copy and made the mats from which
the cuts are cast and is furnishing
them to thousands of papers through
out the country.
Boyer started his business here a
bout a year and a half ago and has
done well from the start. He tells
us that he has recently installed a
new process for reclaiming dry clean
ing fluid, which makes possible better
and surer results than the method
formerly employed. He plans to give
a demonstration of the new method
in the near future, of which announce
ment will be made in due time.
Headache and constipation - take the
joy out of life HOLLISTER’S
beat” for Headaches and Constipation
J. A. Chapman Seriously Injured and
Mrs. Chapman Killed By
Infernal Machine
J. A. Chapman. Chairman of the
Town of Cameron, a member of the
County Board of Wood County for
several years, and now serving his
second term as Chairman of the Coun
ty Board, received a bomb through
the mail at his farm home in the town
of Cameron Wednesday afternoon at
three o’clock, which exploded in his
hand, severely injuring both him and
Mrs. Chapman.
Mrs. Chapman died before she could
receive hospital treatment for her
wounds and latest reports are that
Mr. Chapman is sc weakened by loss
of blood that he may not survive. One
hand was so badly hurt that it had
to be amputated, and it was at first
thought that the left leg would also
have to be taken off.
The bomb came by parcel post thru
the postoffice at Marshfield and was
delivered by the rural carrier who
serves the route on which Mr. Chap
man lives.
District Attorney Frank W. Calk
ins and Undersheriff C. W. Bluett
went to the Chapman home and to
Marshfield Thursday morning to in
vestigate the affair. Postal Inspectors
were notified and two inspectors, Wm.
J. Fahey and E. L. Williams, of Chi
cago, hastened to Marshfield to aid
in the investigations. The bomb,
of which several pieces were found,
seems to have been a home made af
fair, consisting of a piece of iron pipe
and some blocks of wood, furnishes
certain clues which direct suspicion
and will probably lead to the eadly ap
C. W. P. CO.
At a special meeting of the stock
holders of the Consolidated Water
Power & Paper Company Wednesday
afternoon, it was voted to increase
the capital stock of tin company from
$1,600,000 to $6,400,000, and to dis
tribute the new shares to the stock
holders as a dividend. Each holder of
a one hundred dollar share in the
stock of the company will therefore
I'eceive three more in addition v
This action was taken upon recom
mendation of the officers and directors
of the company, who felt that this
action would result in making the cap
ital stock of the company more nearly
representative of the value of the com
pany’s holdings. It does not actual
ly increase the value of any sharehold
er’s stock, officials of the company
George W. Mead, president of the
Consolidated, when interviewed by
representatives of the local press to
day, made the following statements
regarding the action: “The Consolid
ated Company has been in active bus
iness for twenty years, during which
time it has made valuable additions
to its properties instead of paying its
earnings in the form of cash divid
ends. In other words, the company
has accumulated a surplus, not in
money, but in the form of fixed in
vestments in water powers, pulp mills,
paper mills and timber lands, If it
had not done this, it could not have
continued successfully in business in
competition with other larger and
growings concerns, and it could not
have in its employ at this time the
thousands of men who are on its pay
rolls. The owners of these properties
are of course the stockholders, and
their ownership is represented oy the
certificates of stock which they hold.
“After the distribution of the new
stock, each shareholder will have four
shares for every share that he had
before. These shares will be worth
and will probably sell for about one
hundred dollars a share instead of
four hundred dollars each at which
the stock has been quoted. Stock hold
ers get no new value, in fact, but get
certificates which more nearly repre
sent the value that they already have.
It is like exchanging a four hundred
dollar bill for four bills of one hun
dred dollars denomination.
“Nevertheless, the stockholders are ;
to be congratulated upon this action
as representing the very handsome in
crease in the value of their holdings
which has been gained since the com
pany started building the first mill
twenty years ago.”
Fines of S2OO and costs with the al- |
ternative of five months in the county *
jail, were assessed against Mike Sten- j
VOLUME 61, No. 52.
prehension of the criminal. The pos
tal clerks in the Marshfield post of
fice and the carriers who handled the
peculiar-shaped package directed as
a Christmas package to Mr. Chapman,
are able to testify as to its source and
its course through the mails.
All these evidences are said to point
toward a neighbor of the Chairman
of the Town, who is also chairman of
the Wood County Drainage Board.
This neighbor has been an opponent
of Mr. Chapman’s work on the drain
age Board, and his bitter antagonist
on several occasions.
It is hard to conceive of anyone so
bitter against a man so active and
progressive as Mr. Chapman in public
atfairs, in the community, who would
commit so fiendish an act, and it is
sincerely to be hoped that there is no
such person. But if there be one, no
matter how nearly associated with
Mr. Chapman he may be, the deter
mination has been aroused that will
surely result in the early punishment
of the infamous crime.
James Tarr, a grandson of the Chap
mans, was the only other person in
the house at the time the bomb explod
ed, and was in the room with them,
but escaped with minor scratches. Ho
was terrified and hysterical, hut man
aged to seize the telephone and call
Ole Gilberts, who operates a general
store at Klondyke, a mile from the
Chapman home. Tarr exclaimed “For
God’s sake, come up here.” Gilberts
rushed to the Home and found the
Chapmans lying on the floor in a pool
of blood.
They were taken to a hospital at
Marshfield where they received treat
gel, town of Marshfield saloon proprie
tor, and Wesley Clapper, town of Si
gel when they pleaded guilty to the
charges of violating the prohibition
laws before Judge Byron B. Park at
I Stevens Point last week.
Stengl paid his fine and was releas
ed, but Clapper lacked the S2OO and
was committed to the county jail here
until such time as he can scraps to
gether the needed funds.
Clifford St. Denis, 19 year old local
youth charged with passing forged
checks was also taken before Judge
Park, where he pleaded guilty and re
: ceived a sentence of three years in
the reformatoi’y at Green Bay. It is
expected that he will be admitted to
Clapper, who until recently was the
porprietor of a saloon on the Sigel
road a short distance from the city,
was the first of the eleven men lakm
in District Attorney Frank Calkins’
recent drive, to receive sentence. He
did not contest the case, but it is
understood that the other ten, includ
ing the six Wisconsin Rapids men in
volved, plan to fight conviction, Sten
gel was one of the three men from
the northern part of the county a
, gainst whom evidence was obtained
by state prohibition agents at the
same time that the District Attor
ney’s detective was working in this
part of the county.
Under the above heading a Corval
lis, Ore., paper prints the following
concerning the funeral of the late
F. Beadle, whose death was noted
last week.
“Eight masked members of the Cor
vallis klan, Knights of the Ku Klux
Klan, conducted the funeral of F.
Beadle, a member of the organization
last Sunday morning. The funeral
was hekl from Bovee’s funeral par
lors with the Rev. C. W. Reynolds
of the First Christian church officiat
ing. A large floral wreath in the
form of a fiery cross was presented
at the undertaking parlors; the let
ters ‘K. K. K.” inscribed on the
Full ritualistic ceremonies of the
Ku Klux Klan were held at the Odd
Fellows cemetery where the body was
interred. The ceremony was conduct
ed by the officers of the organization
making one of the most impressive
funerals ever held in the Willamette
valley. That a large number of the
on-lookers were members of the Ku
Klux Klan was evidenced by their
responsive answer to “Non Silba Sed
Anthar,” the motto of the order.
Many of the unmasked bystanders an
swered with “Not for self, but for
Mrs. Beadle writes:
“Mr. Beadle had been in failing
health for some time. The 7th of
December he had a stroke of paraly
sis which terminated in death the 12th
“Six Civil War veterans acted as
honorary pall-bearers. Plants and
flowers were sent by the Rebekahs.
W. R. C., Moose Lodge, ladies of the
Christian Church, old friends in Bell
fountain, and many others.”

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