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TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR—NO. 36 TAX LEW LESS THAN LAST YEAR Lower State Tax and Highway Tax Accounts For Most of Reduction RESOLUTION EXPRESSING HIGHWAY SENTIMENT Court House Sdb-Vaults To Be Fin ished With Steel Doors.—Broad . Power Given Chairman and Clerk The resolution introduced by the finance committee, composed of D. J. Summerville, .Tos. C. Riegel and E. L. Spears, providing a levy of $93,400 against the taxable property of the county was adopted. The levy is di vided as follows: Salaries $20,000 General fund 40,000 Soldiers’ relief 900 Justice and constables 500 Bridges 7.000 Poor fund : 9.000 Training school 2.500 Court expense 2.000 Ladysmith library 500! Machinery 5,0001 Stationery and printing 3,000 j County welfare dept 3,000 1 The levy for common schools was; fixed at $24,820.83 and state tax and special charges, $51,908.95. The total levy amounts to $170,189.78. The rax levy in Rusk county this year is $13,700 less than it was last year. All but $3,000 of this decrease is in state tax and road tax. Highway Sentiment The sentiment of the county l>oard on highway questions was expressed in a resolution involving eight sep arate numbered propositions, all of which were approved, except the last, j which would give-" the state highway! commission a voice in appointing the county highway commissioner. In adopting the first seven propositions l of the resolution, the board favored the addition of 2,500 miles to the state trunk highway system of Wisconsin: favored the saving of the federal aid funds, so that Wisconsin may receive back its proper share of the funds; favored the payment by the state of all except the federal government’s share of the cost of federal aid con struction : favored the distribution of the joint federal and state construc tion funds not only on a county basis, but in some manner fair to all sec tions of the state, so that the princi pal lines of travel throughout the state may he completely surfaced at the ear liest possible moment: favored the payment of a refund in the form of a maintenance bonus by the state to the counties which have already bond ed and pushed the construction of high-type roads; favored the continua tion of the present highway program as outlined by the legislative commit tee. and that the cost of the program should be in part lifted from general property and imposed more largely upon the users of the road, by (1) a graduated license fee on motor ve hicles based on the weight ,(2) a two per cent valuation tax imposed alike upon all motor vehicles throughout the state, and (3) a two-cent per gal lon tax upon the gasoline consumed in motor vehicles traveling over high ways : favored longer terms for mem bers of the county road and bridge committee. The report of E. W. Richardson, sec retary of the Soldiers’ Relief Commis sion, showed a total of orders issued by the commission of $B5l, most of which amount was paid to needy ex soldiers and ex-soldiers’ widows. The commission is composed of G. W. Heaverin, T. D. Goodrich and H. A. Dimock. The board appropriated SOOO tor the ensuing year, after adopting the report of the secretary. The buildings and grounds commit tee, composed of .7. A. Schmidt. J. R. Ducklow. V. Kurz, Frank Conrath and Theo. Bennett, recommended that steel doors be placed on the sub vaults in the court house basement, which will have to be used on account of the crowded condition of the upper vaults, and that the floor of the jail barn be reconstructed of concrete for the use of automobiles. The recom mendation was approved. Road and Bridge Petitions A petition by Chairman Joyner, of the town of Atlanta, and Chairman I*. M. Brown, of the town of Murry, and carrying the approval of the coun ty highway committee, for the road be ginning at a point on trunk highway No. 40, between sections 29 and 30, 35-7, thence north between sections 10 and 20, 17 and 18, 7 and 8, 5 and 6 in said town, and betweer sections 31 and 32 and 30 and 29 in 3G-7, to con nect with present highway running east and west, be included in the county highway system, was granted. Continued on page 9 MOSINEE LOSES TO LADYSMITH The basketball game Saturday even ing between Mosinee and the Lady smith city team resulted in a score of 47 to 16 in favor of Ladysmith. The Mosinee boys were a fast bunch, but were much younger and lighter than the Ladysmith team, who played with the following line-up: Sawyer, center; Bliffert and Volkman, for wards ; True and Rei k, guards. “Shorty” Schiotz played forward in the second half. The highsehool team played Troop B. team as a preliminary, the troop win ning. CONFESSES GUILT Scott Percifield, who has been held for trial in the circuit court on the charge of fraud in passing worthless checks, has made application to plead guilty and receive his sentence. CONRATH MAN GETS JUDGMENT — Trial of Automobile Collision Case Results Unfavorably To Plaintiff Court Commissioner T. M. Thomas, sitting as judge in municipal court in the case of Albert Bjorlass vs. W. M. .Jones, in a civil damage action, gave a judgment in favor of Mr. Jones, Monday. Bjorlass, who is a Chippewa Falls architect and builder, and who had been engaged in work on the new ho tel and the Marcott store building at Hawkins during the past summer and fall, sued Jones for damages to his automobile, following a collision with the Jones car a short distance east of the county bridge in this city on Oct. 30. The Bjorlass ear came out of the collision with a broken axle and a broken wheel. The Jones car was al so damaged. Both parties to the case claimed negligence on the part of the other. Bjorlass sued to recover $250 alleged damages. Jones replied with a counter claim for SIOO. The defendant testified that he was j coming to Ladysmith from Conrath and that on account of the fog in the i valley he was running slowly, when j the plaintiff, traveling east, struck his; car in the fog. Testimony of a num ber of witnesses was to the effect-that plaintiff’s car was on the wrong side of the road when the cars crashed. Af ter considering the evidence, Judge Thomas rendered judgment in favor of Mr. Jones for $153.25. LODGE ELECTIONS Modern Woodmen of America V. C.—-James Hayes. W. A. —Clyde Hebard. Clerk —T. S. Thompson. Banker —M. G. Davis. Manager—Ed Nelson. Watchman—Charles Robelia. Escort —Fred Nerase. Sentry—Peter Jacobson. Trustees —Ed Nelson, Cary Noble, Geo. Moore. Physicians—Dr. F. J. Caldwell, Dr. C. E. Bugher. Woodmen of the World P. C. C.—R. LaMere. C. C. —Claude Moss. A. L.—Edmund Hebard. Banker —E. B. Nalley. Escort —W. L. Burch. Clerk —E. L. Dodge. Watchman —Adolph Kushinsky. Sentry—Walter Young. Manager—Martin Grover. Physician—Dr. L. M. Lundmark. Royal Neighbors Oracle —Lottie Nalley. Vice Oracle —Essie Hand. Recorder —Anna Wenner. Receiver —Lillian Calkins. Chancellor —Agnes Van Horn. Marshal—Golda Baumel. Inner Sentinel —Clara Daniels. Outer Sentinel —Bertha Ward. Musician—Elizabeth Staples. Manager—Nessie Henriekson. Past Oracle —Elizabeth Davis. Physicians—Dr. Caldwell, Dr. C. E. Bugher. I. O. O. F. N. G.—J. C. Hagelbarger. V. G.—George Spear. Sec. —J. Dobberpuhl. Treasurer —I. L. Jordan. Trustee—W. S. Hall. American Legion Commander —Dr. Rogers. Vice-Commander—Glenn Rowley. Adjt.—Ervin True. Finance Officer—E. G. Thompson. Labor Service Officer—E. W. Rich ardson. Sergt at Arms —Lloyd Staples. Executive Committee: E. W. Rich ardson, R. L. Williams, E. B. Nalley, John H. Holtz and the commander and vice-commander. Amusement Committee: same as the executive committee with the addition of Marvin Noble. LADYSMITH, RUSK COUNTY, WISCONSIN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1922 A/O ~NO - AIO! ) -FOND PARENT TO fes. ( PAD OS HASN’T BUT / SnEAK PRESENTS /NTO HOOSE \ 6R.OCER.ieS! /NOW RaJM AND ip ANO .6 CAUGHT /N THE ACT- WORDS OF PRAISE FOR CIVIC WORKER Chamber of Commerce Shows Appreciation for Depart ing Fellow Member A splendid farewell tribute was giv en F. W. Kasl at the Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday night, following an excellent luncheon. C. J. Dregne, J. L. McCorison, L. C. Streat er, Rev. G. V. Clark, L. E. McGill, and T. Ditmanson spoke feelingly of their pleasant association with the depart ing member, both as buiness associates and in the civic work of the Chamber of Commerce, in which Mr. Kasl has been a leader ever since his arrival here. The addresses by Rev. Clark and Atty. McGill were particularly eloquent!. The latter! closed his re marks with, the presentation to Mr. Kasl of two tokens of esteem from C. of C. members, a red bandanna handkerchief and a beautiful gold ring set with a Masonic emblem. Mr. Kasl was deeply touched by the ex pression of Lady’smith’s high regard for him and responded with difficulty. This being the annual meeting, the election of three directors was held, the following being chosen: John Holtz, R. B. MacDonald and C. J. Dregne. At a meeting of the direct ors held at the conclusion of the meet ing, C. J. Dregne w T as elected presi dent of the Chamber of Commerce for the year 1923, John Holtz, vice-presi dent and R. B. MacDonald, secretary treasurer. .T. A. Michaelson was elect ed director for one year to fill the va cancy caused by the resignation of F. W. Kasl. Preceding the election of directors, Harry Ballou made a brief but force ful address, calling attention in vig orous fashion to some of the things for the advancement of the city that were being neglected and pointed out that the members of the Chamber should back up the work of their offi cers more effectively. RE PURCHASES SASH DOOR AND SCREEN PLANT Herman Schneider has bought hack the Burch & Jenness sash, door and screen factory on E. Second-st. and will again conduct the business. This factory is one of Ladysmith’s minor industries. Storm sash, window and door frames, screens, doors and cabi net work of all kinds are turned out. Mr. Schneider sold out two years ago and has been doing carpenter work since that time. He is a good workman. BABY SON DEAD Leonard Lester, Jr..-7-months’-old son of Mr. nd Mrs. Leonard Brazeau, of Hancock, Mich., died Wednesday morning at 1:05 a. m. The baby was sent to Ladysmith and arrived Thurs day morning, accompanied by Mr. Brazeau’s mother, Mrs. Laura Brazeau, of Fond du Lac. Mrs. Leonard Bra zeau and -her mother, Mrs. Henry Wil son, who had been in Hancock for the past few days, are expected Friday morning. There will be a prayer by Rev. Clark at the Henry Wilson home Friday afternoon and burial will be made in Riverside. A Christmas Tragedy'-FV Pop DEATH OF RICHARD WEGNER Richard Wegner, aged 57 years, died at his farm home southwest of Lady smith, on the Port Arthur road, from cancer, Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Luth eran church Thursday afternoon with Rev. J. Flierl officiating. Burial was made in Riverside cemetery. Deceased was a single man and had lived on his farm for the past 14 years. His brother, Charles, of Milwaukee, has been with him helping with farm work for the last five years. The farm has been sold to Geo. Moore and the personal property was sold at auction. Charles will now return to his home in Milwaukee. Up until last spring when he was stricken* with the dread ailment that took his life. Mr. Wegner was a very active, hard-working man and had al ways enjoyed the best of health. He was one of the leading poultry fan ciers of this section and his blooded Plymouth Rocks and Houdans were shipped to all parts of the country. BASKETBALL VALUATIONS Basketball Recording Manual Work of Local Fan and Author It has been known since last win ter that J. W. Carow, attorney of this city, sport lover and confirmed basket ball fan, had developed a system for rating the ability of basketball play ers, which he invented for his own amusement. Last summer a former physical director of an eastern college and more recently engaged in Univer sity of Wisconsin extension work was in the city and he was told of the Carow system. He immediately sought an interview with Mr. Carow investi gated the system and approved it. La ter the Athletic Publishing Company of Madison, Wis., acquired the copy right of the system and has published it in booklet form as the “Basketball Recording Manual,” and has placed it on sale. It is a valuable work, es pecially to scorers, coaches and play ers. As the system can be learned in a short time by a little study, it is also interesting to lovers of the game of basketball generally. Before this system was evolved, there was no agreement on who was the most valuable player on a team, who lost the games, or where the weakness of the team lay. Some play ers received more credit than was due them, while others received less than was due them. The conditions demand ed some way to record the plays as made. After giving the matter con siderable study, the author evolved a simple system of basketball shorthand which solved the problem and which enables the scorer to record every play. At the close of a game, percent ages are computed from the tabula tion of plays, and the correct Valuation of a player on the team is easily as certained. In order that the players may visualize their work in the game, when it is all over, graphs may be made which will show the relative efficiency of the players. The system is a wonderful stimulus in developing individual players and teamwork. I GROCERY STORE; STOCK BURNED Fire In Brooklyn Sunday Night Destroys Its Only Store • The first destructive fire of the win ter in Ladysmith practically destroyed the grocery store of Chas. Baribeau, Menasha-av., Brooklyn late Sunday evening. Though the walls of the building still stand, the inside is burned ®ut and but very little of the stock was salvaged. The loss, on stock is esti mated at about .SI,OOO and about the same amount on the building, which was of frame construction. The origin of the fire is unknown, but Mr. Baribeau is inclined to be lieve that the long stove pipe came apart and fell, permitting fire to es cape into the room. The fire was dis covered at about 9:30 o’clock and an alarm was sent in to the fire station, but immediately after the siren was started, the station got a message not to sound an alarm. There was a delay of a few minutes before an other alarm was sounded when it was found that there was a real fire in progress. Consequently, there was a delay in reaching the fire by the fire department, which gave the fire a start that could not be overcome until af ter much damage had been done. Mr. Baribeau intends to rebuild and stock up as soon as he can make the arrangements. He carried insurance, which, however, lacked much of cover ing the loss. The store has been do ing a good business. It was the only store in that part of the city. SUCCESSOR TO MR. KASL IN RUSK COUNTY BANK In seeking a successor to F. W. Kasl, who leaves for California this week, the Rusk County Bank is satisfied it has found the right man in A. L. Morken, of Cumberland. Mr. Morken will take up his duties in the bank January first and will move his fam ily here. Mr. Morken is vice-president of the Island City State Bank of Cum berland and has been connected with that institution 22 years. Besides be ing an all-around banker, Mr. Mor ken is particularly fitted to deal with the problems of farmers and stockmen, owing to his long experi ence in the development of Barron county from a territory such as Rusk county now is, to the eminent posi tion of one of the leading dairy coun ties in the state. He has been one of the foremost in Barron county in pushing the agricultural and dairy in terests of that county, and his ability and progressive spirit was recognized by the State Bankers’ Association when he was made chairman of the agricultural committee of that well known organization. He has been es pecially active and interested in pro moting the introduction of pure-bred dairy cattle into his community which! is recognized as one of the rich sec tions of the state and he has contrib uted very largely to its prosperity. It will be his work in part to do the same thing here. Therefore, he should, and no doubt will, receive a warm welcome in Ladysmith and Rusk county by all classes. PASSENGER LOCOMOTIVE HITS AUTOMOBILE As Isaac Ryall, of the town of Grant, was taking Miss Mae Morgan to the training school in this city on Tuesday, the locomotive of passenger train No. 85, due here at 12:01 p. m., struck the fender of his car, at the First-street crossing, but did not in jure the occupants. It was just that near to a had accident. Mr. Ryall saw no train coming and supposed that 15 had passed, as it was a little after one o’clock. The car was within a few feet of the track when Miss Mor gan saw the train and screamed. Mr. Ryall threw on the emergency brake and reversed his engine. There is no flagman at this crossing to give warn ing of danger, and warehouses ob scure the view in either direction. The result of the accident might be called adverse luck. LADYSMITH A. C.’S PLAY MARSHFIELD Strong Basketball Quintet Here Friday Night.—Dance After Game A basketbll game between Marsh field and Ladysmith A. C. was finally arranged for Dec. 15, after consider able correspondence. Ladysmith played at Marshfield last year and held the strong Cos. C. team to a 25-20 score (winning second half 14-8) which was the closest score any team in the state held Marshfield to. Marshfield did not lose a game all season on their own floor and only one away from home, that being at Wis consin Rapids. At the time this game was agreed upon last year Marshfield promised us a return game, but re fused to play later, at any price or guarantee. The Marshfield team has anew manager this year. Ladysmith is very anxious to trim Marshfield and is going to do it. The game will have to start at 7:45 p. m. as the Marshfield team leaves on the 9:19 p. in. train in order to play an other game at Marshfield Sunday. The Ladysmith A. C.’s started out to play all games this season for 15 and 35 cents admission, but found out it is going to be impossible to play such teams as Marshfield at these prices, as the seating capacity will not admit large enough crowds. Those who attended the Thanksgiving day game know the size of the crowd that turned out and the receipts were only $77.30. Plans are under way to put bleachers in the gym so more people cn lie handled, but this will be impos sible until the Christmas vacation. It will lie necessary, therefore, to charge 25 and 50 cents. The Marshfield team is composed ! mostly of ex-college stars and all hired i players. O'Malley!, of ]\| ari qndtte fame, is rated as the best guard in the state (you should see him shoot bas kets from the standing guard posi tion.) Eaton, the ex-Ripon college star, was picked for the “Little Five” college team. Huber, the big 200-TTi. center, has been considered the best : basketball player that La Crosse nor | mal ever turned out. Other mem- I hers on the team are all stars: Art | Reetlis. Jimmie Wendt and J. Thom. Marshfield has a one-arm basketball I wizard that will be on the job if he ! gets back to Marshfield in time to come up with the bunch. We not only need your financial help to make this game a success, but need you there to help root. If the Ladysmith people want to see a good game, they had better turn out for this one. This bunch trimmed the Wisconsin Rapids bunch four out of five games in their series last year. There will be a dance at Cass’ hall after the game. Last dance before Christmas, so better make a big night of it and take in both events. E. G. MacDONALD. OLD RESIDENT PASSES Martin Jacobson, for twenty years a resident of Rusk county, died at the home of his nephew, Wilbur Jacob son, in the town of Dewey, Saturday, Dec. 9, 1022, of heart disease, at the age of 73 years, 4 months and 24 days. The funeral was held Tuesday from the Ellingboe undertaking parlors, the religious service being conducted by Rev. C. I. Fisher. Burial was made in Riverside. Martin Jacobson was born in Den mark, July 15, 1849. He came to the United States in 1869 and settled in Waupaca county, where he was mar ried to Sarah Head, who preceded him in death Oct. 11, 1910. There are no children of this union. Peter Jacob son, a brother, resides here. WILD ANIMAL BOUNTIES County Clerk Hill has paid bounties to Earl C. Haskins, Glen Flora, and Frank Shear, Weyerhaeuser, on one wolf each, in the past few days. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE MILL STARTS NEXT WEEK Fountain-Campbell Sawmill Will Give Work To More Than 125 Men DAY AND NIGHT CREWS WILL BE EMPLOYED Cut of Fifteen Million Feet of Lum ber Seems Probable.—Six Logging Camps Operating After a 00-day shut-down for re pairs, the sawmill of the Fountain- Campbell Lumber Cos. in this city will resume operations in ‘-full blast” next week, giving employment to over 125 men. The day shift will start Monday morning and the night shift on Tues day night. Ihe planing mill has been running steadily all the time and will con tinue operation. The Fountain-Campbell mill will run steadily day and night, until late next fall and its cut will amount to between twelve and fifteen million feet. Six large camps are now in op eration cutting timber for this mill. FINED FOR WILLFULLY DESTROYING A FENCE In the case of the state vs. C. Kunce, Judge Williams in municipal court decided against the defendant. Kunce was arrested on complaint of Frank L. Combes, who charged that the defendant willfully destroyed a fence enclosing a field owned by him. Con siderable testimony was introduced by each side. Judge Williams, after con sidering all the evidence, found in fa vor of the state, and imposed a light fine on the defendant, Kunce. amount ing to one dollar, but the costs were $15.38. The witnesses for the prosecution were Henry Wilson, Frank L. Combes, the complinant, and R. C. Combes. Witnesses for the defendant. C. Kunce, Forrest Furrow, and E. F. Pratt. The parties to the action reside a few miles north of Ladysmith. SHERIFF MALONEY MAY BE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS Sheriff Gerald C. Maloney, of this city, is a candidate for the position of sergeant-at-arms of the Wisconsin as sembly, which will convene the first Wednesday in January. There are several “progressive” candidates for the position and there will probably be one or more “conservative candidates. Thos. Bartingale, of Chippewa, county, defeated for the assembly in the elec tion. will be one of the progressive can didates, and because of long services in the assembly is looked upon as a strong candidate. REVENUES OF COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT Judge G. H. Williams, of the. first municipal court of Rusk county, with his report to County Treasurer Bol don, turned in to the treasury more than a thousand dollars in fines and costs imposed and taxed in his court during the past year. These re\ enuos were divided as follows: Fines, $574 - 30; costs in criminal cases, $50.01; costs in civil cases, $433.85. RED CROSS DRIVE COMING SOON The Red Cross roll call drive for 1923 memberships will begin soon af ter New Year’s. All branches of the Rusk County Chapter will participate. Rusk county has been slow in this matter this year, and it is hoped that all citizens will help speed the good work when the drive commences. J. •L. McCorison will direct the drive. CHARGED WITH TIRE THEFT Jerry Collins, of the town of Big Bend, was brought before Justice E. A. Kirvan, Wednesday, charged with stealing a tire off of an auto belonging to Jess Nichols, of Ladysmith, on Nov. 29. The car was in a broken down condition near Big Fails at the time of the alleged theft. Collins plead not guilty and the hearing was continued until the parties involved are further prepared for trial. FREE LECTURES Religious lectures of a non-sectarian nature will be given in the Swedish language at the Odd Fellows’ hall, La dysmith, Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon and at 8 o’clock in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Carl berg, of Chicago, will speak of “The Kingdom of Heaven and the Road that Leads There,” “The Second Coming of Christ,” and “Where Goes the Soul in Death?” etc. Admission is free. BIRTHS To Mr. and Mrs. Murl Jones, Lady smith, Dec. 6, a son.