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Washburn Printing Cos.. Publishers
Volumn 25
Bowlers of the “Y” League Warm
ing lip in Their Interest
Another Bunch of Teams to be Organ
ized. Three Games Played
■ ■ ■■
The interest in the game? of
the Washburn Bowling league,
being rolled at the Y. M. C. A,
alleys on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays of each week are
growing more interesting as the
season progresses and as the dif
ferent teams are brought into
contact against each other.
The interest of the players is
becoming greater as each game
is played and there is getting to
be some speculation, as to which
team will pull down the honors
for the series.
In the Friday night contest
between the team captained by
Charles Wolff and the team cap
tained by H. H. Peavey the
Wolff team had an easy time of
it, winning two of the three
games *vith such large margins
that the total for the three games
over the opposing teams was 257
pins. Wolff’s team score for the
three games was 786, 691, 904,
or a total of 2381, while Peavey’s
team was 712, 735, 677 or a total
of 2124.
Peavey’s men came back on
Monday evening when they
rolled pgainSt the£eascaptained
bjrH. S. Risler but although
they made better scores than in
their game with Wolff, lost the
contest by 29 pins. The score
for the three games was as fol
lows: Risler 800, 786. 757—2343.
Peavey 869, 800, 745—2314.
In the contest last evening be
tween the Milberg and Wolff
teams, Wolff won out with a
total of 128 pins. The Wolff
boys started out at a rapid clip
but fell down in the last game
while the Milberg team started
out poorly and gained as the
games were played. The score
was—Milberg 708, 751, 826*2285.
Wolff 812, 869, 732-2413.
Another league is being formed
in the city to play a series and
some of the men interested in
the organization of this league
say that they will make the
others look sick when it comes
to rolling match games.
Gray Thompson left the first of
the week on a business trip to the
Twin Cities. While there he ex
pecte to attend the automobile show
of the Northwestern Automile As
Play it Safe
Take a Chance
On the ball field men coach and
sometimes it happens two men
speak at once. One says “Play it
Safe” the other says “Take a
Chance", but you have to decide.
Have you a “Place” in the Kingdom
of God?
Play it sale DON’T take a chance
You are cordially invited to attend the
services of the Congregational Church
Sunday School A, M.
Preaching 11 A. M. and 7:30 P. M.
Christian Endeavor 6:45 P. M.
Having been in all of the big
drives in France, with 18 months
service to his credit and having
escaped without, a scratch al
though he was gassed on two
different occasions is the experi
ence of Harold Moore, son of
Mr. apd Mrs. Thomas Moore,
who returned to this city last
Sunday from New York where
he was honorably discharged
from service.
Immediately after war was
declared Harold Moore enlisted
and after but a short training in
camps in this country was sent
across the seas. He enlisted in
the medical corps of the army
but after arriving in France this
life proved too tame for young
Moore, who was desirous of see
ing real action, and he asked for
a transfer to the artillery divi
sion of the army which was
At the training camps in
France he was taught how to
use the big six inch guns with
which the Germans were to be
shelled and he was placed in Cos.
D of the 44th artillery in the Ist
army where he went through all
of the big drives made by the
American forces.
Young Moore was in the battle
of St. Miheal, the Forest of Ar
gonne and in numerous other
drives following and fought
with his division up to the time
the armistice was signed, when
hostilities ceased. Moore said
the last shot fired by his gun
crew was at 10:59 on the morn
ing of the 11th of November.
He says the army knew that
hostilities were to cease at that
time, although the report was
hardly believable by the men
at the front, and for fear that it
might be true, his crew pumped
the shells at the Germans as fast
as they could load and fire, and
after the last shot had been
fired, the bunch gathered around
their gun pit and offered cheers
for the American army.
He said that the German
soldiers tried to fraternize with
the Americans after the war had
ended, evidently thinking that
the Americans would believe
they had been on some summer
party, but they were told where
to get off at.
Harold Moore spent eighteen
months in France with the first
army. He saw all the hardships
of war and at times he says the
men would become so exhausted
during the drive that they could
sleep anywhere even though the
shells were bursting all around.
On one occasion he met Ace
Willey of this city, and there
was a warm greeting between
the two. Willey’s division, at
the time, was on the move and,
Washburn, Wisconsin, Thursday, February 20th, 1919
Landraint & Bergquist Name of
New Firm
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Will Conduct Livery and Auto Garage
aud Livery and Repair
A deal was closed the latter
part of last week whereby C. L.
Willey disposed of his livery out
fits, consisting of wagons, sleighs
harnesses, hearses and hacks to
Wm. J. Landraint and Victor
Bergquist of this city. The deal
also includes the 75 foot frontage
on west Bayfield, including livery
barn, harness shop, etc,
The new firm have named their
place the City Livery and Garage
and it is their aim to conduct the
sort of a place that the firm
name suggests, namely a livery
and feed stable and an automo
bile livery, garage and repair
The firm expects to purchase
additional horses for their livery
and a3 soon as spring opens to
start an auto livery, together
with a repair and supply station.
Landraint and Bergquist ex
pect to remodel their place. Tne
corner property which is 50 x 100
in size will be converted into the
auto livery and garage. The
front end of the .building will be
used for office, storage and wash
racks, while the room at the
rear will be used as a repair
room. 4 The building adjoining
will be converted into a stable
for their horses and wagons, and
other livery barn equipment will
be on this side, separate from
the auto livery.
Both of the new proprietors
are hustlers and expect to make
a great success of their new
of course, the meeting was
necessarily short.
Moore was gassed twice and
this sent him to the hospital for
two days, but he says he was
soon back with his division
He fought against the Germ
ans from one end of France to
the other, had many thrilling ex
periences, and escaped without
a scratch. He is more than
pleased to get back to the states
again and Washburn is more
than proud of her soldier boys.
Harold Moore, is one of the
three sons of Mr, and Mrs.
Thomas Moore who served in
the world war. Arnold was dis
charged from the service some
time ago. while Malcome is still
in France.
Much interest is being aroused
over the bowling contests being con
ducted weekly at the Y” alleys be
tween the different teams of the new
bowling league. Three series of
three games are being rolled each
week by the different teams on Mon
days, Wednesdays and Fridays and
so large has the attendance of spec
tators grown that it has become nec
essary fo erect bleecher seats at the
rear of the alleys. The teams have
not started going at aivery rapid rate
yet but they are expected to develop
strength as the season goes on and
some very interesting contests are to
be expected.
Mac Doyle left the first of the
week for Minneapolis where he ex
pects to attend the automobile show,
getting a line on the cars for this
season. Mac says he does not ex
pect to buy.
M. E. Doyle Says That Washburn
Store Has Not Been Sold
Report Gained Circulation Through Bay
field Newspaper Article
The first of the week the re
port was circulated throughout
the city to the effect that the
store of M. P. Doyle in this city
had been sold to Charles Rum
mel of Bayfield.
When asked concerning the
sale Mr. M. E. Doyle was ap
parently quite surprised and
upon learning that the report
had been published in a Bayfield
newspaper said that there was
nothing to it and that no such
deal had ever been considered.
We give below the article pub
lished in the Bayfield County
Press of last Friday, from which
the report originated:
A deal was consumated during
the week which will prove in
teresting to our readers, and by
which deal Charles Rummel, the
proprietor of the Red Front Store
in this city, became the owner
of the large merchantile es
tablishment of M. P. Doyle at
Washburn. Mr. Rummel is now
the owner of two dry goods and
clothing establishments and ex
pects to continue both, taking
the active management o£ach
concern. Mr. Rummel stated
that he hss not yet formulated
plans as to the management of
either store but that there may
be some liklihood of him making
the headquarters at Washburn.
Bayfield friends of the Rummel
family sincerely hope he will de
cide to make this city his head
quarters and remain in residence
here. However, whichever place
he intends to make the future
home of the family, all will join
us in congratulating Mr. Rum
mel upon his enterprise and
wishing him success in his com
bined efforts.
Have Winning Streak
The High School basket ball
team went to Wakefield last Fri
day where they played a game
against the team of that place,
winning by a score of 10 to 8.
The boys say it was one of the
best games played by the team
this reason. The hall where
the game was played, was small
which worked to the disadvan
tage of the local five which kept
them from making a higher
In the game played with Bay
field a week ago they also won a
victory by a score of 28 to 18.
This was a fast game. The Bay
field boys tried to rough it and
several of their players were
taken out of the game.
Next Friday eight the boys
will play the Hayward team at
the “Y” gymnasium in this city.
This promises to be a fast and
exciting game. Both teams are
about evenly matched but the
Washburn boys expect to carry
off the honors.
Quite a Blaze
Wood’s hall, the boys dor.
mitory at Northland college,
Ashland, was almost totally de
stroyed by fire Monday evening,
The fire started near the roof
and practically destroyed the
building, although the cement
block walls were left standing.
Many of the students at North*
land weie heavy losers through
the fire when they lost practi
cally all of their personal be
The blaze was a big one and
could be seen from this side of
the hay.
That the reports of the con
ditions at the American embark
ation point at Brest, France, are
not the least exaggerated in
the newspaper reports is the
opinion of Harold Moore who
returned last Sunday from over
seas where he has served for 18
months with the American
For twenty-seven days before
embarking for the United States
Moore was stationed at the Brest
madhouse, as the soldiers call it.
He says that one who has not
been there is unable to form any
idea of the awful condition of
the place, but it is such as to
overshadow all other experien
ces of the soldier boys in France.
It is a bedlam from which the
American soldier is anxious to
get away, and just why soldiers
are sent there and held for a
period of from ten to sixty days
before embarking for the United
States is a mystery that the
soldiers are unable to solve.
Brest was selected by the
American government as the
port of embarkation because it
was the only deep water port in
France. Engineers did much to
put the port in shape for receiv
ing and discharging the big
ocean liners but, here their
work seems to have stopped,
and the “rest camp” as it is
called is another matter.
The Pontanezan Barracks
where the American troops are
stationed before leaving France
is on a plateau at the top
of tnw bill from Brest The
barracks were originally planned
to house several thousand men
but they have been expanded to
aecomniodate 100,000. The ex
pansion was made possible by
the use of tents and corrugated
iron barracks with oiled paper
windows, half of which are kept
open. The soldiers say these
barracks are without stove, are
cold and damp, and to live in
them with any degree of com
fort is impossible.
Moore says the soldiers are
brought from the interior of
France in box cars and landed at
the dock at Brest. They are
then formed in line and marched
up the hill to the “rest camp.”
The march from docks to
rest camp is up a steep hill andv
with their heavy equipment,
many of the soldiers are said to
drop from fatigue for it is a ter
rific climb for one burdened
down wi'h overseas pack equip
When the troops first arrive at
the 'rest camp’ they are placed
in tents and just prior to leaving
are moved to iron barracks which
have no floors, oil paper windows
and without heat. Some of the
soldiers think this is done to
give them a variety and add to
the spice of life.
The outstanding feature of
the Brest camp is the mild says
Moore. Mud is to be found
everywhere. It is not the clean
mud to be found in northern
Wisconsin but the slimy, sticky
kind, of the consistency of gravy
that seems to be
is to be found everywhere and
reminds one fa circus grounds
during a heavy spell of rain. At
Brest it rains practically every
day in the year and the Ameri
can soldiers are compelled to
stay in this camp and wade in
the mud from day to day until
they finally embark.
No one dares to kick over
there says Moore. Asa club
[held over the men to keep them
from kicking too much and from
rebelling is the threat to keep
them there indefinitely. Men
who should be in a hospital do
not dare to say they are sick for
fear they will be scratched from
the passenger list and many of
these sick and recently wounded
casuals prefer to lie nroupd in
the mud in the floorless tents
rather than miss their chance of
sailing for the United States.
Many men, who have gone
through the hard fighting with
out a scratch, become sick and
die in the embarkation camp, ac
cording to returning soldiers.
Soldiers have no easy time of
it at Brest, says Moore. Every
one works night and day, coal
ing ships, handling" provisions,
carrying building bar
racks, switching cars, and hun
dreds of other things. Ameri
can soldiers work with German
prisoners, only they do the
heaviest work says Moore.
The traffic at the camp is so
con jested that to move rapidly
is impossible. Men stand in line
for hours in the rain. In waiting
to take a bath in the bath house
Moore says he remained in line
from early evening until the
middle of the night before his
turn came. The men are not
allowed to break rank or to mur
mur for fear they will be hauled
out of the line and their chances
of Sailing cancelled. When the
soldiers are on the march from
the “rest camp” to the ship that
is to take them back to the Unit
ed States again they are unable
to say a word to other American
soldiers who iiappen along the
line of march. Moore says,
when his compauy passed by the
soldiers at the pamp, they
were asked by the boys, what
division jand what company they
were, but they were afraid to
answer for fear of being detained
in camp. Finally one
soldier said “What in H— is the
matter with your bunch, are you
all deaf and dumb?” Moore
says this soldier would learn
why they refused to answer.
Moore told of one bunch of
boys who had gone through the
“hellhole” after getting aboard
the boat at Brest, thought they
were then sure to sail and as
they stood at the rail of the boat
they spoke their mind about
Brest, France and the rest of
the outfit in no mild terms.
They were removed from the
boat for this and sentenced to
labor at Brest for another sixty
day period.
The soldiers who have honor
ably discharged feel that they
are now free to tell of some of
these things in the hope that
conditions will be remedied for
the others whA are still to come
through. Moore says he would
welcome the opportunity to tell
of some of the things he knows
about this place to any congres
sional committee.
New Fixtures ,
Amos M. Hansen is having
installed in his store this week
bis new freight elevator from
which all heavy articles will be
moved from floor to floor. The
elevator is 6xß feet in size
and has a carrying capacity of
1500 lbs. It is worked with
geared wheels by hand power
and is similar to the type used
by many of the big buildings in
the larger cities,
Mr. Hanson has also installed
during the past week his new
picture display rack. This rack
is about eight feet in heighth
and built in the shape of a large
album, with space for thirty
leaves or apartments. When
customers desire to look at pic
tures the clerks in the store
can turn the pannels of the pic
ture rack and display the entire
collection while the customer
stands in one position.
Carl Holmberg of Superior, an old
Washburn resident, was visiting in
the city for several days during the
past week. This is Carl’s first visit
to the city in more than six years
and his old friends were glad to meet
him again- Carl says he always has
a warm spot in his heart tor Wash
Try an Ad Tonic
To keep the pulse of busi
ness beating. This paper is
the best medium.
Public Schools Using Parochial
Closing of Parochial School O?rcrow&
ed the Public Schools qf
the City.
. By an arrangement mad#
with the Board of Trustees oI
the St. Louis Catholic congrega
tion, school has again been
opened in the Parocisl school
building, the school being eon
ducted under the direction of
City Superintendent of school#
C. S. Holten and the Board of
With the closing of the Paro
cial school during the month of
January on account of the lack
of teachers, the children were
sent to the Public schools, but
the city buildings were already
overcrowded, and this gave the
Public schools more pupils than
they could care for and many of
the children coming from the
Parochial schools were sent to
their homes again.
After a number of conferences
between the City School Board
and the trustees of the St. Louis
congregation, it was agreed that
the Catholics should turn over
the use of their school building
without charge to the city and
the city was to furnish the
teachers, janitor service, water,
fuel and light and also provide
the text books and this arrange
ment was entered into.
The school was again opened
on Monday morning with the
following teachers in charge:
Misses Theresa Schultz, of Ells
worth; Theresa Johnson, River
Falls; Lottie Kinney of this city
as Principal and Mrs. Dora Ball
It is expected that next year
the school will again be in charge
of the Catholics with the Fran
ciscan teachers in charge.
Woi the Game
The Alumni basket ball team
defeated the Bayfield Horn#
Guards team in a game playhd
at the “Y” gymnasium in tbi#
city on Saturday evening of last
week, the score being 31 to 17,
The game was fast and furious
but was free from the ruff stuff
and the fans were well satisfied
with the exhibition. The Alum*
in team lined up as follows:
Kasmarek and Brown, guard#,
Cosgrove center, and Kinney
and Wedin, guards.
The game was the second of
a series, the home boys having
won the other game which was
played at Bayfield.
Another game will be played
at Bayfield od Friday evening
of this week when the Bayfield
boys say they will try and even
up honors.
Jay Belieyss Too
J. S. Fletcher now knows that
advertising pays. He know*
that the newspaper advs. bring
results. Lastweik Mr. Fletcher
received a car of the new abort
patent flour, made as before the
war. He advertised the fact and
the results were, more than
gratifying. Many people who
bad not been customer! of bif
store called up for flour which
convinced him beyond a douljt
that the newspaper adv. pay*.
He is trying advertising out
again this week and be knoVs
in advance that results will be
obtained. _
Allen Flynn, who has been visiting
in this city during the past two
weeks, returned to New York the
first of the week where he will enter
the navy again. Allen has not at
yet been discharged from the ser
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