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Volumn 25
Soundings Taken and Survey Made
of New Ship Yard Site
Construction of Buildings Will be Begun
Just as Soon as Blu'b Prints
are Complete.
Engineers Brunner and Mc-
Mahon of Duluth and crew of
men who have been busy the
past two weeks at the site of the
Anchor Shipbuilding company
taking soundings of the water
and making surveys of the site
have about completed this part
of their work and the Engineers
wili begin getting out the blue
prints and as soon as this work
has been completed the Anchor
company will be ready to go
ahead with the driving of pilings
and the erection of their build
Things have been moving
rapidly with the company during
the past few weeks and every
day brings the time nearer when
the actual construction of the
yard will be started. \
President Nieolaysen and
Superintendent Gun Smith have
been at Milwaukee the past two
weeks in connection with com
pany business where they have
been arranging for machinery
to be delivered to the company
when the yard is in readiness to
receive it. Upon their return
actual construction work will
probably be started and will be
pushed without delay.
Superintendent Smith has
stated that the actual building
of ships at the Anchor Ship
yards will probably begin within
a few weeks from the Ist of
May and this means that a large
amount of work must be done
before that time.
With the yard under operation
from 300 to 1000 men will be
employed, according to Super
intendent Smith.
Kicked by Horse
Gust Soderstrom. a farmer
residing in the town of Wash
burn, was badly injured last
week when he was kicked by a
horse. Soderstrom was driving
to town when the horse which
he was driving became frighten
ed at a small tree which had
been left in the road. Soder
strom got off the sleigh and was
about to .remove the tree from
the road when the horse reared
on his hind feet and struck out,
striking Mr. Soderstrom in the
face, cracking his cheek bone:
“Forget It”
Sometimes it is spoken with a
LAUGH when you thank a man for something
he has done.
Sometimes jerked out with a
SNARL when his attention is called to some
thing he ought to do.
Smith is a good fellow but ? ? ?
Churches are all right but ? ? ?
If your neighbor did do wrong
You are cordially invited to attend the
services of the Congregational Church
Sunday School 9:45 A, M.
Preaching 11 A. M. and 7:30 P. M.
Christian Endeavor 6:45 P. M.
An enthusiastic meeting of
the farmers of the Washburn
region was held at the Commer
cial Club rooms in this city last
Saturday afternoon, the matter
bringing the farmers together at
this time being the organization
of a co-operative creamery as
sociation for the Washburn dis
The meeting was attended by
about thirty-five of the progress
ive farmers, residents of the
towns of Bayview, Washburn
and Barksdale and was called to
gether by County Agricultural
Agent V. E. Brubaker, who ex
plained the purpose of the meet
ing and give some details per
taining to the organization, after
which temporary officers were
elected as follows:
Chairman Harvey Irish
' Secretary C. F. Bogenrief.
The purpose of the new or
ganization is to find an outlet
for the dairy products of the
farms of this region. While the
war was on and while the city
of Washburn was housing
thousands of workmen employed
at the Barksdale plant the far
mers found a ready market for
their dairy products, but with
the lessening of the force at th e
powder plant there now appears
to be more milk and cream and
butter than can be disposed of in
the city and the farmers have
been compelled to take their
products back home on several
occasions during the past few
This has lead them to believe
that they must do some
thing for themselves to relieve
the situation and they believe
that with a creamery company
there will be no trouble in dis
posing of the milk and cream.
A committee was appointed at
the meeting to canvass the three
towns adjacent to the city to
determine the amount of stock
which can be sold and the num
ber of cows which wili be avail
able to support a creamery.
This committee is composed of
Art Pady and Frank Dilree for
the town of; Washburn, Ole
Hagen and Ed. McCullock for
the town of Bayview and T. A.
Oscar for the town of Barksdale.
A canvass of the meeting was
also made and 88 cows and 91
shares of stock were signed up
as a preliminary start and it is
expected that the committee
will be able to report a sufficient
interest and a promise of a
sufficient number of cows to in
sure the success of the new un
Another meeting of the far
mers will be held within the
next week or so when the com
mittees will report and the or
ganization will be launched.
According to reports made at
Washburn, Wisconsin, Thursday. February 13th, 1919
the meeting there are more
than 1200 cows in the towns of
Washburn and Bayview, besides
a large number in the town of
Barksdale which would be
tributary to the new creamery.
A committee was also appoint
ed to investigate the old cream
ery now in this city and learn if
it could be leased or purrhased
in case it would be impossible
to build this season.
Opinion seemed to be divided
as to whether to lease the cld
creamery building or start out
with anew building but this
will be determined at the next
The drop in the price of butter
and the inability of the tamers
to dispose of their home-made
butter has caused the farmers to
look at the Creamery from a dif
ferent viewpoint and the far
mers are now ready to get to
gether the new cream
ery a success.
Here is luck to them.
Died at Minneapolis
Mrs. Emily L. Craves, mother
of Mrs. M. A. Sprague of this
city, passed awav at a hospital
at Minneapolis last Thursday
afternoon from the effects of
cancer. Mrs. Graves was 91
years of age last Christmas and
until a short time ago was hale
and hearty. During the past
four or five years she has made
her home with her daughter in
this city, having been removed
to a hospital in Minneapolis
where her illness became seri
She was a kindly
by all who knew her. Despite
her advanced years her memory
was keen and she took great in
terest in the things of the day.
Mrs. M. A- Sprague and son
Monroe left the latter part of
last week for Minneapolis to es
cort the body of Mrs. Graves to
Osage, lowa, the old home,
where the funeral services and
nterment took place.
New Priest Here
Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Wieczorek,
O. S. M., a member of the
religious order of the Servites
of Mary, arrived in the city dur
ing the past week to take up the
work of the Washburn parish of
the Catholic church, assisting
Fr. Charron, who expects to
take a much needed rest.
Fr. Hyacinth was born in
New York City and ror seven
years preached in the church if
Our Lady of Sorrows, 3121
Jackson Blvd. Chicago, 111. He
is a thorough American, his an
cestors having been in America
during the past 60 years. He
has done considerable mission
ery work in Northern Wisconsin
and around Milwaukee, the
mother home being in‘Chicago,
The order from which Fr.
Hyacinth comes was founded in
the 13th century by seven Holy
Florentine merchants, whose
feast is celebrated on the 12th
of February. St. Philip Benizzi
the propagator and defender of
the order was once elected Pope
but declined the honor.
Fr. Hyacinth will lecture at
the St. Louis Church every Sun
day evening at 7:30. First the
rosary of the sorrowful Mother
will be recited, then the lecture
followed by benediction..
Repairing City Dock
Street Commissioner Joe
Arseneau had a crew cf men
at work during the past week
repairing the shore end of the
City Dock and the work will be
completed in the next few days.
A good job has been done and
Washburn now has one of the
best city docks on the bay.
This dock has now been entirely
rebuilt, the M.ork having been
done during the past three
/■ -,li 1 •
Nearly 200 Attend Y. M. C. A.
r Event
Every Denomination Represented at
Notable Gathering Held
Last Evening
That span of years between
father and son that too often
acts as a barrier to the comrad
ship that should exist between
them was swept away last night
when father and son gathered
together as “pals” at the first
annual Father and Son banquet
held in this city. Gray-haired
fathers, middle-age men, young
men and the little fellows were
all there and everyone enjoyed
the occasion to the fullest for
sfciileswere upon the faces of
all. Both father and son seemed
to be glad of the opportunity of
attending the banquet and pro
gram together and all went to
their homes with the feeling
that they had been brought into
closer comradesHlp as a result of
the meeting. -
It was the first event of the
kind held in the, city, although
the movement not anew one
in the United States, this being
Father and son Week throughout
the United States and hundreds
of cities and towns are holding
similar events. The gathering
in this city was frranged under
the supervision jpd direction of
the Y. M. C. A. and attended by
men and boys from all walks of
life and of every denomination.
If was a grand succdps—it was
more than that—it wis a splen
did achievement for its good
cannot be estimated in a day [or
a year, it may mean the chang
ing of the lives of many men
and boys.
The committee in arranging
the event, provided that every
father must bring a son and
those who were not fortunate
enough to have a son of their
own whom they could bring
must bring another. ) This plan
was carried out and there were
fathers with sons larger than
themselves, fathers whose sons
seemed to be almost the same
age, and fathers with little
sons, also the fathers with bor
rowed sons.
The banquet was held at 6:30
o’clock, the dinner being served
by the ladies of the Congrega
tional church. The tables were
spread in the gymnasium part
of the building and presented a
fine appearance as the men and
boys took their places. Before
the three course meal was served
a flash-light of the assemblage
was taken by Photographer
Henry Johnson.
The dinner was a delightful
one, being arranged by the
ladies and it was served in
elegant style. Its goodness was
attested to by father and son
alike whose appetites did not
differ much, despite the range of
The program following was an
excellent one. Nels M. Oscar
acted as toastmaster of the
evening and his manner of pre
senting the speakers and an
nouncing the numbers was
The following program was
Invocation, Rev. G. H. Waters
Ladies Quartette,Misses Wal
lum, Peterson, Tomilson and
Address “Lincoln” C. F. Morris
Remarks C. E. Hulten, J. C.
Solo “Don’t Forget Your Dear
Old Dad” John Torbol
Address “The Boy Problem”
Ed Thoreson, a local druggist,
was fined SIOO.OO and costs be
fore Judge H. P. Axelberg last
Thursday afternoon when he ap
peared and entered a plea of
guilty to selling intoxicating
liquors without a perscription.
Thoreson's arrest was caused by
District Attorney Charles F.
Morris and was based on infor
mation given by one Len Wilcox
who had been arrested for
breaking into the City Drug
Store. Wilcox is a minor.
Druggist Thoreson claims that
the liquor obtained by Wilcox
was done so upon Wilcox's pre
President J. D. Brownell, North
land College.
Selection Ladies Quartette.
All numbers on the program
were exceptionally fine. The
selection by the Ladies Quar
tette called for response to the
enchors. Miss iOverby’s read
ing “The Perfect Tribute” was
delivered in such a manner as
to captivate the audience and
they would not be satisfied un
til she reappeared with another
Attorney Charles F. Morris's
address on the life of Lincoln
was well rendered and well re*
ceived by the audience.
John Torbol made a pleasing
lit with his solo “Don't Forget
Your Dear Old Dad” which was
rendered in his boyish soprano
The remarks by C. S- Hulten,
dealing with the Boy problem
and the duty of the father to
the son and the son to the father
was good. Secretary Manville
told of some of the work of the
Y. M. C. A. in his pleasing man
ner, which of course was accom
panied with a humorous story.
The main address of the even- ]
ing was delivered by President
J. D. Brownell of Northland col
lege and. dealt with the “Boy
Problem.” President Brownell
has a way of delivering his ad
dresses that carries his thought
to the heart of his audience and
this he succeeded in doing for
many fine comments have been
leard about it since the meeting.
Charles Sheridan, in behalf of
;he boys, expressed thanks and
appreciation for the interest
taken in the boys.
That there will be no general
extension of time beyond March
15th for the filing of returns and
for the payment of Income and
Excess Profits taxes due on that
date, is the decision of Daniel C.
Roper, Commissioner of Inter*
nal Revenue. The announce*
ment was made today by Col
lector Williams immediately fol
lowing the approval by the Sen
ate and House of the report of
the conferees on the new Rev
enue Bill.
“It is necessary to get the
initial tax payments in by March
15 th”, says Commissioner
Roper, “No other course is
possible. Some months ago. the
Treasury issued certificates of
indebtedness to an amount ap
proximating $800,000,000, ma
turing March 15th. The first
payment of the Income and Ex
cess Profits taxes for 1918 was
planned for that date, to meet
this huge obligation.
‘‘The American people have
proven that there is no emer
gency too great to be met and
solved by co-operation. This
present situation is another
emergency which can be over
come by cooperative effort, The
Bureau extends its exery force
toward this end, and I am rely
ing upon the people to meet the
situation whole-heartedly,
“The Internal Revenue Bur
eau must carry out the pro
gramme prescribed in the new
law, which requires all returns
for 1918 to be filed on or before
March 15th, 1919, and requires
sentation to him that he was
suffering from an attack of in
fluenza and that the liquor
was to be used strictly for medi
cinal purposes. Thoreson claims
this is the first and only time
he has ever sold liquor to any
person without a perscription
and that had Wilcox not claimed
that he was suffering from the
“flu" that he would not have
been in this predicament.
At any rate it cost Thoreson
sJooand costs for giving the
“Flu” medicine, which was
probably many times more than
the price paid by Wilcox for the
the first quarterly payment or
the entire payment to be made
on or before that date.
"Every taxpayer who can pos
sibly do so is urged to make full
payment of his income tax on or
before March 15th. The quar
terly payment method is intend
fed for taxpayers whose financing
of the tax at one time would
tend to upset local financial con
“The approval of the report
of the conferees by the Senate
and House of Representatives
brings the new Revenue Bill to
the point where it may be as
sumed to be law. The Internal
Revenue Bureau has been mak
ing preparations to collect the
taxes which provides, and
now putting all of its efforts into
aiding the taxpayers to fulfill
the obligations imposed.
M The Bureau has arranged to
send an advisory force of several
thousands of deputies and
agents to assist taxpayers!
These officers will be stationed
at convenient points where they
may be consulted without
charge. Taxpayers should take
the initiative and get in touch
with these Revenue men for any
needed advice and assistance in
preparing returns.
"The forms for the tax re
turns are being printed and all
forms will be in the hands of
Collectors between February
15th and March 1."
Envelopes have been addressed
by the Collector to mail forms
to every individual and corpor
ation in the district who filed a
return with the Collector of In
ternal Revenue covering the
year 1917 or filed a return with
the state officials upon which a
state income tax was assessed.
These forms will be toailed im
mediately upon receipt by a col
lector of Internal Revenue.
A Royal Entertainer
In our last issue we failed to
mention the Grand Ball given at
the Garden Hall by Amil Scant
land on Friday evening January
31st, in honor of the returning
soldier boys. This was perhaps
one of the biggest dances given
in the city this year, there be
ing over 300 in attendance.
Soldiers and sailors in uniform
were admitted free to the party.
Refreshments were served dur
ing the evening by Manager
Scantland and before the close
of the party he was given a vote
as a royal entertainer. Mr,
Scantland expects to give sev
eral parties of this kind until all
of the soiejier boys have return
ed home.
A surprise party was given m
honor of Mrs. Albert Oberts at her
home, last Saturday evening, the
occasion being Mrs. Oberts’ birthday.
Refreshments were served and a
very pleasant evening was spent.
F. T. Beers returned Sunday from
Chicago where he went to have an
operation for the removal of a wisdom
tooth which has been giving him
considerable trouble during the past
tour years. The tooth had failed to
develop and had to be removed from
the jaw bone.
&.For Sale —White Rock Rooster,
several cockerels, pullets and hens.
Chequamegon View Farm. 6-28-8 t
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To keep the pulse of busi
ness beating. This paper is
the best medium.
Reinald Fluck Home from Overseas.
Saw Hard Fighting
Was Injured in Hospital Raid and is One
of First of Old Volunteer
Company Home.
Reinald Fluck, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Fluck of this city,
who left with Captain Peavey's
company for the front when the
call came for volunteers and who
has served with the colors in
France during the past year, re
turned to this city last Friday,
3eing one of the first boys from
Old Company D. to return to
this city.
Young'Fluck was in the thick
of the fighting for a part of the
time while in France. He bears
a scalp wound received when
the Germans bombed a hospital
in France, but other wise he says
he is as fit as a fiddle and glad
to get back home again..
Reinald Fluck entered the ser
vice of his country on June 9th,
1917, and left during the sum
med for Camp Douglas, from
there going to the training camp
at Waco, Texas. Upon his ar
rival in France he was trans
ferred from the 107th Military
Police to A. company of the
125th Division and it was while
with this company that he saw
intense fighting. He was over
the top seven times, fought at
the battle of y Chateau Thierry
anti during the summer was
taken ill with pneumonia and
was removed to one of the hos
pitals in Paris. It was while at
the hospital that he received his
wound. He says the hospital
was bombed by German aero
planes and in the raid numbers
of nurses and attendants were
killed. He received a wound
with a bursting bomb which cut
quite a gash in, scalp and ke
will carry the scar for the rest
of his days.
Fluck says after the Battle of
Chateau Thierry the boys were
sent back to a woods for a much
needed rest and it was at this
point that he met Larson and
others from old Company D. He '
said the boys had a merry time
for a time when they were again
sent up to the front.
Fluck say3 it was great for a
time while the" battles were
raging and that he would not
jive a million dollars for his ex
perience but he says he is glad
to get back home again.
Won Their Game
The Alumni basket ball team
went to Bayfield, last ‘Saturday
evening where they played
against the Bayfield team at the
Bayfield Opera House, winning
the game by a score of 42 to 28*
At the end of the first half the
score stoood 17 to 10 and in the
second half it was 25 to 18. A
large crowd witnessed the game 1
The shooting of baskets by
Kasmarek was the feature of
the game. The followiug played
with the Alumni Cosgrove, Cap
tain Kinney, Geisert, Kasmarek
Wedin and Brown.
Married at Duluth
Miss Ethel Cudmore and Mr.
Bernard Arseneau. both of this
city, were married at Duluth
the latter part of last week and
surprised their many friends
by telling them of the event.
Both are well known Wash
burn young people who were
born and raised in the city and
they have a host of friends who
extend congratulations and best
A baby girl was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Art Cease Sunday morning.
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