TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR—NO. 38
Defeat Stevens Point Quint,
Coming From Behind a Six-
TAKEN INTO CAMP
Ladysmith's Cagers Make Clean-up of
Recent Carnes.—Highschool Team
Defeats Troop Quint. —Carnes
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
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
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
“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 in soap wrapper con
test instituted by the Ladysmith Gro
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
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
RICE LAKE MAN BUYS
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
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
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
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.
BUT NOT TRACKS
Strangers Coming To Lady
smith Have Accident That
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
. 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
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
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
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ST. MARY’S HIGH
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
St. Mary’s team highly appreciates
the splendid ti’eatment they received
while at Tripoli.
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.
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
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.
Honors Even In Military Drill
By Chetek and Local
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
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
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 &
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
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.
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
Beautiful Spot in Woods Near
Big Falls Picked By Noted
Writer For Quiet
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 furniture arrived last week
and the owner was expected to come
with a number of friends to spend
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
“There’s a King in the Stall”
Senior and Junior Choruses, fifty
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
Solo—“ Star of the East”
“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
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
Rusk County Not Expected To
Lag Behind Others Next
JANUARY 4 AND 5
Red Cross Has Kept Its Pledges To
Men Who Fought In World
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
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( •
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
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, 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
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
The city firemen will hold their
18th annual ball at the Cass hall New
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