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TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR—NO. 38
ATHLETICS KEEP WINNING PACE Defeat Stevens Point Quint, Coming From Behind a Six- Point Lead * PRENTICE HIGHSCHOOL TAKEN INTO CAMP Ladysmith's Cagers Make Clean-up of Recent Carnes.—Highschool Team Defeats Troop Quint. —Carnes Scheduled Coming from behind a six-point lead at the highschool gym, Tuesday night, the Ladysmith A. C. basketball team trimmed the Stevens Point quint by a 20 to 14 score. The visitors started off with a rush and for ten minutes outplayed the Athletics, piling up six points before the locals made a basket. It looked like a walk-away for the down state team. Then the locals went after the game and commenced to score, Volk man proving to lie the outstanding shooting star of the contest. They took the lead and ended the game six j points to the good. Sawyer was han-1 dicapped by a sore hand, and a sub- j stitute played part of the game in his j place. A big crowd of fans was present, in cluding a good bunch of rooters from Hawkins, who were partisans of the Stevens Point quint on account of the fact that three of the players on that team, Barnett, St. Clair and Kramer, were Hawkins men who have been at the Point this winter. In the preliminary, the Ladysmith highschool team defeated the Troop B. team. The A. C.’s will meet the strong Ab botsford team tonight. Ladysmith Highs won a 20 to 10 victory over the Prentice Highs in an interesting game played here Thursday evening, Dec. 21. The score at the end .of the first half was 14 to 6, in favor of Ladysmith. Personnel of the teams: Prentice — C. and F. Chvala, f; Landmark, c; Nelson, Schultz, g. Ladysmith—Mit chell, Savord, f; Duchaine, c; David son, Radloff, g. Fred Sawyer officiated as referee and E. M. Worden as timekeeper. Ladysmith Highs will meet the strong Nelson-Dewey highschool team of Superior here on the evening of Fri day, Jan. 5. The Superior team will play at Hawkins Jan. 4. Both Haw kins and Ladysmith lost to Nelson- Dewey last year. The highschool team will play an alumni team Friday night as a pre liminary to the A. C.’s-Abbotsford game. “WILLIE” IN THE TOILS Wm. Curtis, hotter known as “Will ie was arrester! for reckless driving! and brought before Justice Kirvan and his case was continued until Sat urday. When Willie's car became “locoed” at the hill near the bridge in City View, it failed to make the grade, backed up, turned across the bridge, nearly ran into another car, dodged a team, lost a fender by strik ing the bridge, and ran in front of a lady driving a horse. TOT CALLED KETTLE BLACK In the trial of the case of the state vs. W. A. Hill, of the town of Rusk, in municipal court, Wednesday, the de fendant. who was charged with using abusive and obscene language, was found not guilty by Judge Williams, and the costs were equally appor tioned l>etween the complaining wit ness and the defendant. From the tes timony, it appeared to be a case of the “pot calling the kettle black.” PRIZE WINNERS Prize winners in soap wrapper con test instituted by the Ladysmith Gro cer Cos.: Girls—First prize, bicycle, Clara Jean Devereaux; wrist watch. Helen Smith ; doll, Doris Guthrie. Boys—First prize, bicycle. Clark Phillips; auto tricycle, Edward Giese: sled. Robert Burns. Girl or boy, fourth prizo, “teeter-go round”. Earl Carter. TAKEN TO WAUPUN V. V. Miller and Clarence Wrlfcht took Scott Percifleld, of Ladysmith, to Waupun Monday night where he will serve six years in the penitentiary for forgery committed in writing fraud ulent checks. Mrs. John Bordner entertained 11 members of the former Owaissa Camp Fire girls at a l :00 olclock luncheon Thursday. The following were pres ent : Elsie Oldendorf, Luella Elling- Ron, Irene Evans, Marjorie Lee, Mrs. Leonard Brazeau, Jeanette Rietz, Gladys Drake, Lorraine Martin, Mil dred Flora, Jane Morgan and Mildred Emmons. LADYSMITH NEWS-BUDGET RICE LAKE MAN BUYS REISS CONFECTIONERY Another business shift in Ladysmith was made Wednesday, when Carl Reiss sold his ice cream parlor and confec tionery at 105 E. Miner-av. to Carl Holtz, of Rice Lake. Mr. Holtz took immediate possession Mr. and Mrs. Reiss built up a good business during the four years they were located at 105 E. Miner-av. It has been a popular place, especially for young people. Mr. Reiss will continue to run his stox-e at Weirgor and deal in lumber and other wood products at that place. Carl Holtz, the new proprietor of the Reiss confectionery, is a brother of John Holtz of the Holtz Dry Goods Cos., 119 W. Second-st. He has been a traveling salesman until recently. He should enjoy a good trade at this old stand. CHAMBERLAIN-SCHWEIGER Mjss Myrtle Chamberlain and Mr. Edward Schweiger were married at the- home of the bride’s parents, near Maple Center, Saturday, . Dec. 23, at 3 o’clock p. m. Rev. T. Harry Kelly, pastor of the First M. E. church of Ladysmith, performed the ceremony in the presence of relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Schweiger intend to make their home in this community. HIDE “MOON,” BUT NOT TRACKS Strangers Coming To Lady smith Have Accident That Upsets Plans Jake Schwartz and Emil Velker, of New Auburn, and Ray Waterhouse, of Bloomer, were arrested here Wednes day evening, charged with having in toxicating liquor in their possession. Their hearing will be held today l>e fore Justice Kirvan. M. Littlejohn saw their car zig-zag ging over the road as they drove into the city. . On the big hill west of the city, as they got to a point west of the Little john home, they ran their car into the ditch. One of the party took a sat chel out into the brush and then went back to the car. They left for town with the car which was slightly dam aged. Mr. Littlejohn and Bert Davis followed the footprints in the snow and found a grip which.they took to the Davis home, where it was found to contain three gallons of booze. Mr. Littlejohn then telephoned Sher iff Maloney, who with his father drove to the scene of the accident. The men had returned and were looking for the grip. Emil Velker owned the car, Roy Wa terhouse was driving, and Jake Schwartz was a passenger, according to their statements. DEATH OF MARION PIPER Marion Piper, respected old resi dent of Ladysmith, died at the home of his son, Paul Piper, Thursday, Dec. 21. of pneumonia, after a short sickness. The funeral was held from the Christian cjjfurch Sunday after noon and burial was made in River side cemetery. Rev. C. I. Fisher con ducted the funeral rites. Deceased was 75 years of age. LOCAL AND PERSONAL Miss Harriet Petersen started on her return to Sycamore, 111., via Minneapo lis, Tuesday noon. Atty. Chas. Kirwan has been spend ing the holiday season with home folks at Manitowoc. I)r. and Mrs. C. E. Bugher were at Sheldon with their son, C. A. Bugher, and his family, Christmas. Miss Hilma Carlson, stenographer for Thomas & Fisher, is spending the week at her home in Mellen. V. S. Norton returned last week from a ten-days’ business trip to Mosi nee, Madison and Milwaukee. Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Ellingboe and Mrs. W. A. Ellingboe went to North field. Minn., Tuesday to attend the funeral of a niece. Mrs. C. M. Bisehel, Misses Jennie Patneaude and Lillian Beaudoin spent Sunday and Christmas at their homes in Chippewa Falls. Miss Gertrude Peterson, municipal court stenographer, is spending the I week at her home at Hawkins with her mother, who is ill. Ernest Hanson, Allyn LeVeille, Ger ! aid Chicker, Earl Faser and Eldon Preston furnished music for a dance at the Cass hall Wednesday night. Ed Benoy. of Hawkeye, la., came to j Ladysmith Thursday on business and to visit friends. Ed lived down in the Fnmbeau hills for seven years. He may decide to locate near Ladysmith again. Mrs. F. D.' Curttright and daugh ter, Velma, returned to Ladysmith from lowa, Wednesday. They expect to make their home on their farm, a | short distance southwest of the city, | until spring, at least. LADYSMITH, RUSK COUNTY, WISCONSIN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922 S' sown* wg'. ,*• * *7 Mf VJAMTS SO—TLtt j Vf U S Still Owe? V*MAT N S. “excuse mm ouvr plcasb p/\i j \ o ctt/m’ J ST. MARY’S HIGH DEFEATS TRIPOLI Parochial School Quintet Opens Season With Victory 40 To 19 St. Mary's liighscliool basketball team played their first game of the season with Tripoli liighschool at Trip oli. Dec. 21, the Ladysmith boys win ning, 40 to 10. Although St. Mary’s team was never in danger of losing the lead to their opponents, it appeared at first that the game would be a hard-fought one, ow ing to the four-men defense play used by Tripoli High and in order to keep, the lead, St. Mary’s had to take re course to long-distance shots. Two pretty long-distance shots were caged by Walter Ghlfs. The first half end ed with the score of 15 to 9, in favor of St. Mary’s. The second half brought a change in St. Mary’s tactics, which upset the defense of their opponents and had them guessing throughout. This half was featured by the wonderful team work and speed of George Ohlfs, C. Hayes and Ed Herron. Carl Zielke scoring ten points for Tripoli, was easily the star of that team. St. Mary’s team highly appreciates the splendid ti’eatment they received while at Tripoli. The line-up: St. Marys High— G. F. P. T. E. Colins, rf 12 2 2 C. Hayes, If 2 0 0 2 G. Ohlfs, c 11 0 0 0 L. Beranek, lg 0 0 10 W. Ohlfs, rg 2 0 10 Ed Herron, sub 3 0 10 Total 19 2 5 4 G. F. P. T. Tripoli 'High— C. Zielke, f 5 0 0 0 R. Wyce, f 2 0 2 0 W. Hellante, c 0 3 10 E .Wander, g 10 0 1 J. Pokelo, g 0 0.00 A Raniskl, sub. 0 0 0 0 Total 8 33 1 Miss Helen Riordan, of Hayward, is a guest at the home of her uncle and aunt, Atty. and Mrs. L. E. McGill, 402 E. Miner-v. Cartoon Review of 1922 TRAIN DEMOLISHES AUTO; NO ONE INJURED A car driven by two Barron men was demolished at Weyerhaeuser Wednes day when No. 16, eastbound through freight, smashed into it at the crossing just east of the depot. The occupants were unhurt. When the occupants of the car saw that it was impossible to make the crossing the driver swerved the car to the side and it smashed into the switch. The train hit the back of the car. OPEN HOUSE NEW YEAR’S DAY The Chamber of Commerce will hold open house New’ Year’s day, afternoon and evening. The object is to get to gether for a social good time. Pipes and smoking tobacco will be furnished for the occasion. Come out and bring a friend or two. CAVALRYMEN TIE INFANTRY Honors Even In Military Drill By Chetek and Local Platoons Honors were even in a competitive foot drill at the highschool gym Friday night between a platoon of the Head quarters infantry company from Che tek and a platoon of Troop B. of this city, both National Guard units. That was the decision of Col. Bev erage, of Madison, inspector general of the Wisconsin National Guard. Both platoons came in for some minor criti cism, following inspection, but the drilling by both was praised by the colonel. The troopers were at some disadvantage from the circumstance they do not get so much foot drilling as infantry, belonging to a mounted or ganization, though, of course, this was not taken inty consideration in decid ing the contest. Sergt. Neitzel handled the troop pla toon in a snappy manner and it w 7 as surprising how well the men per formed. Capt. Williams, commander of Troop B, is very well satisfied with the result of the contest, counting it at least a partial victory for his men, though he would, have been more pleased if the decision had favored them. The Chetek platoon is a fine looking bunch of soldiers and their work on the gym floor was heartily applauded by the spectators present. HOW THE TAXES ARE APPORTIONED District, State find County Taxes Nearly $200,000. — Ladysmith Pays Most of Income Tax The 1022 apportionmer 1 of taxes, to he paid in 1923, amounts ;o $199,695.- 95 in state and county taxes, assessed against every taxing district in the county, while there are additional taxes in the way of income taxes and sur-taxes assessed on incomes that add another $55,919.46, to be paid by Rusk county tax-payers, though these in come taxes do not fall on all the tax ing districts, hut on persons with in comes above legal exemptions wher ever they may happen to reside. More than $15,000 of these income and sur taxes fall on residuals of the city of Ladysmith. The state and county taxes, them selves sub-divided into various special charges and items, are apportioned among the towns, villages and the city of Ladysmith as follows: State County Totad Tax Tax State & County Atlanta .... 3066.72 6479.82 9546.54 Big Bend.. 1386.56 4796.09 6182.65 Big Fa 115.... 912.05 3627.35 4539.40 C. Rapids 1288.73 3123.14 4411.87 Dewey .... 2178.62 5504.47 7683.19 Flambeau 2253.26 6988.84 9242.10 Grant ...... 2900.79 6912.83 9813.62 Grow 2583.64 5101.27 7684.91 Hawkins .. 2062.59 6416.34 8478.93 Hubbard .. 1987.29 6031.19 7089.39 Lawrence 2845.89, 4418.54 7264.43 Marshall 2291.38 5065.41 7356.79 Murry .... 208&08 7558.22. 9641.30 Richlan 1 734.52 2517.59 3252.11 Rusk 1512.88 4280.57 5793.45 S. Fork .... 946.42 2997.87 3944.29 Strickland 1755.05 8496.88....10251.93 Stubbs .. .. 2168.98 4793.05 6962.03 Thorna pie 2433.48..„..6857.71 9291.19 True 1772.98 3125.65 4898.63 Wa shi’g’tn 1578.53 3964.40 5524,93 Willard .... 1143.15 5548.84.... .6691.98 Wilson .... 766.61 2242.52 3009.13 Bruce 854.43 2770.17 3624.60 Conrath .. 231.70 470.47 702.17 G. Flora .. 353.84 687.93 1071.77 Ingram .... 219.05 700.39 919.44 Sheldon .. 349.92 567.53 917.45 Tony 339.83 1093.39 1433.22 Weverha’s’r 907.51......1319.16 2226.67 Ladysmith 6958.56....23269.49....30228.05 INCREASED BOUNTY HAS WOLF HUNTERS STIRRING The increased bounty on wolves in this county, or something, has stim ulated the business of hunting and trapping these aninlals. A wolf in the hand is now worth s3o* for bounty and a few more dollars for the pelt. Dogs are being used freely in the pur suit of this enemy of the farmer. Hunters took advantage of the Christ mas holiday to make some extra money with guns, traps and dogs. The fol lowing named residents were paid bounties during the past week: Frank Strove, Cedar Rapids; Louis Stroup, Willard, F. J. Robb and Ed Leuthi, Washington; Grover Iverson and G. N. McElravy, Dewey; Merle Calkins, Rusk; Wm. H. Pember, Grow. SINGLETON-KERICH Miss Doris Singleton, of this city, who was recently employed at the telephone office, and Herbert Kerich, of Little Falls, Minn., were united in marriage at the latter’s home Thurs day morning, Dec. 28, at 8 o’clock. A. Kerich, brother of the groom, and Miss Blanche Jacobs, of Ladysmith, attend ed the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Kerich will make Ladysmith their home. Best wishes are extended to the happy cou ple by their many- friends. BIG FALLS TO BE SUMMER RESORT Beautiful Spot in Woods Near Big Falls Picked By Noted Writer For Quiet Home A. H. Callaway returned from Big Falls last week where he had been en gaged in painting and decorating the interior of a beautiful summer home for Dr. Pierce of Chicago, who is a writer of national repute. This bouse is 34x40, two stories with seven rooms down stairs which are finished and painted white, and four unfinished rooms upstairs. There are 29 windows in the house with 1025 panes 'of glass. The doors and tloors are of mahogany. The cost of this building is estimat ed at SBOOO, as the material had to be “toted” in from the Big Falls road and some of it was taken across the river by boat. It is located on the west side of the river about a half mile west of the dam. The furniture arrived last week and the owner was expected to come with a number of friends to spend Christmas. Plans are being made by others to i build two more large houses anil a small one there next year. PROGRAM OF EXCEPTION AL MERIT AT WALRATH The following program was ren dered by the Walrath community chorus at the Walrath Boosters’ Club meeting Saturday night, directed S. Martinson. S. Martinson furnished piano music and Dave Dukatz violin music: “There’s a King in the Stall” Senior and Junior Choruses, fifty voices. Reading—“A Visit From St. Nich olas....: Imogene Wicherman “Birthdy of the King”....Junior Chorus “Santa Claus is Coming” v First, Second and Third grades. Legend of the Christmas Tree Eloise Kettering. Solo—“ Star of the East” Harriet Strubbe. “Jolly Old Santa Claus” First, Second and Third grades. “O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Junior and Senior Choruses. The Christmas Story From Les Miserables by Edith Merritt. “Silent Night” Senior Chorus Evening Song Junior Chorus The chorus meets every Wednesday night and will begin at once for the Easter progi*am. Everybody is wel come to become a member of the chor us and receive free vocal instructions. DEATH OF INVALID Mrs. Johanna It. Osborne, wife of D. Osborne, of Chippewa Falls, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. M. Calkins, Tuesday morning, after being an invalid for ten years, due to chronic rheumatism. Mr. and Mrs. Osborne have been at the Calkins home for the last few months. The body was sent to Atigus ta x where the funeral and burial will bo held today. Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Calkins, Mrs. Ray Cook, daughter, and H. A. Osborne, son of the deceased, went to Augusta to attend the funeral. Mrs. Osborne was 65 years old at the time of her death. Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Mosher, of Wis consin Rapids, spent Christmas at the D. W. Maloney home. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE RED CROSS ROLL CALL - ■■■' Rusk County Not Expected To Lag Behind Others Next Week JANUARY 4 AND 5 REMEMBER DATES, Red Cross Has Kept Its Pledges To Men Who Fought In World War.—Aided Many Others The Red Cross Roll Call for new members for 1923 will lie conducted in Rusk county Thursday and Friday, Jan. 4 and 5. Do not forget the dates. Practically every county in the state has already had its roll call, liusk county must not lag behind. We want a sufficient membership to retain our county organization, known as the Rusk county chapter. Business men will solicit memberships in the busi ness section of Ladysmith; other so licitors will cover the residential dis tricts. It costs only SI.OO to main tain a membership each year in this worthy organization; fifty cents of this amount is retained in the county for local welfare work, especially with ex-service men. After the roll call the annual meeting will be held for the election of new officers. J. L. McCor ison has been appoints director of the roll call for Rusk c unty. The Red Cross has kept its pledge to the men who fought in the World war. During the past year it has spent more than $9,000,000 and used the loyal services of 50,000 Volunteers in bringing comfort and care to 30,000 disabled veterans in hospitals and in keeping their families from worry and privation. It has given advice and substantial aid tc thousands of other ex-service men who are struggling to re-adjust their lives to post-w Tar con ditions. In addition to this w T ork for the ex service men it has rendered immediate and generous aid the past year to mul titudes suffering because of fire, flood, and other catastrophes in nineteen dif ferent states, at a cost of $900,000. It has enrolled, and holds ready for emergent duty with the army or navy 38,855 trained nurses. These are only a part of the things that the Red Cross is doing. Stand by it in your community. Become a part of this great army of 4,000.000 men and women who enlist under congressional authority to wage incessant battle against disease and disaster, misery and suffering in peace and in war. JUSTICE COURT GRIND Ole Martinson, woodsman, was brought before Justice Kirvan Satur day, charged with being intoxicated. He plead guilty and was fined $lO and costs, amounting to $3.91, part of which lie paid. On Wednesday he was brought in again with the same charge and fined $lO and costs of $2.79. He was unable to pay and wuis sentenced to the county jail for t( • days. Bil; Dunn, lumberjack, was brought before Justice Kirvan for being drunk and disorderly on the streets Satur day. He was fined $lO and 2.91 costs. Jerry Collins, who js accused of stealing a tire off a car at Big Falls in November, appeared before Justice Kirvan Tuesday. The case was con tinued until next Tuesday. Paddie Monges, woodsman, was ar rested Saturday night by the chief of police, charged with being intoxictaed. He was taken before Justice Kirvan Tuesday and fined $5 and costs of $2.66. LIGHT AND POWER CO.’S OFFICE MOVED The Lake Superior District Power Cos., owner of the electric lighting bus iness in Ladysmith, has moved its office and sales room from the Thomas building, where it has been located for years, to the former Rusk County Bank building on Miner-av. The com pany now has as good a location as there is in the city. It will be more convenient to patrons. MICHAEL THUIER Michael Thuier, 74, who lived two and one-half miles southeast of Con rath, died Wednesday. The liody was sent to Galena, 111., Thursday, where the funeral and burial will be held Sat urday. NO CHRISTMAS STORM HERE The storm predicted for Christmas week fail oil to interfere with holiday gayeties in this part of the world. In fact, it failed to show up. The weath er the past week has been unusually nice. The city firemen will hold their 18th annual ball at the Cass hall New Year’s night.