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AB Hone Print VOL. LXVI—No. 62 We have had a BIG YEAR! For us it has YEAR OF ACHIEVEMENT toward which gratify ing result YOU have generously and loyally t TfSSpai/ contributed. I We thank you, good people of Vernon County, and wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Z/sann & 3*e/ilberg We have a good sup ply of our genuine Black Beauty Soft Coal in stock in both sizes big lumps for the fur nace and Nut Size for the Kitchen range. There is no better coal mined in Illinois. Let us fill your bin while we have the stock. . Colman Lumber Cos. Viroqua, Wis. Notice u to Payment of Taxes Notice is hereby given by the under signed treasurer of the city of Viroqua that toe tax roll for said city for the year 1922, is in my hands for collec tion, and that the taxes charged there in are subject to payment at my office, at any time prior to the Ist day of February, 1923. That after the 31st day of January, I shall proceed to collect the taxes re maining unpaid in the manner author ized by law. 1 will hold my office as follows, viz.. At City Hall each day from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M. Dated 16th day of December, 1922. 61-6 F. M. MINSHALL, Treas. You Want • GOOD Insurance The Central Life is a GOOD company. I have written lots of this insurance, and will write a lot more—because Cen tral Life Policies carry features that will appeal to you. JOHN KROGAN Cist Manager. Office in First Nat. Bank. SHIP YOUR LIVE STOCK CO OPERATIVELY The Westbv Co-Operative Exchange will receive Cattles nd Hogs at the L. C. & S. E. Yards at VI ROQUA EVERY TUESDAY Bring your stock to the car and get the highest market prices. OLAF WALBY, Mgr THE VERNON COUNTY CENSOR MR. AND MRS. PEARL BRYE ARE SELECTED At the last session of the Poor Farm Board of Trustees, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Brye were selected to fill the positions of Poor Commissioner and Matron for the coming year. There were over twenty applicants to select from and the board found it a rather difficult task to choose from the excellent list. The selection of Mr. and Mrs. Brye will meet with general approval. Both are capable individuals for the positions. Pearl is a good mechanic, farmer and stock raiser. Mr. and Mrs. Moore, who have filled the positions acceptably and well for several years past, were not candi dates for the position this year. VANDALISM How sorrowful it seems, at the Christmas season to report that we have some in our midst so lacking in sense of decency as to steal from the Community Christmas tree. Our busi ness men and citizens donated money and time to procure and decorate the tree. It has been illuminated each evening—a sight of rare beauty to all in and entering our Main street, yet each day electrical fittings and deco rations are being stolen from it. Mrs. Van Winter Dead The distressing news reaches us that Mrs. Herbert Van Winter, wife of the mail carrier at Readstown.pass ed away at a hospital at Madison on Tuesday, where she was taken a few days ago for treatment. The passing of this beautiful young wife and moth er brings deepest sorrow to the com munity, and sincere sympathy is ex tended to the grief-stricken husband. Silver Anniversary A large gathering of friends met at the hospitable farm home of Jesse Silbaugh and wife last Friday even ing to emphasize the fact that this twain have been one for a quarter of a century. All made merry until the wee hours of th£ morning and departed hoping to be on hand for the golden anniver sary twenty-five years hence. A purse of hard cash was left as a reminder of the happy event. 1 have taken ov er control of the Viroqua Transfer Line and will try and give the people of Viroqua and vicinity the best service possible. I am in business to stay and want your good will. All kinds of Draying, Bag gage and Freight handling. Ptione 378 Fred Kromroy YOUR LAST CHANCE Up to this date more than a thou sand of the Censor’s family of 3600 subscribers have taken advantage of the Censor’s special holiday subscrip tion offer, saving money to themselves and obliging the old home paper as well. Remember that only a few days remain in which you can take advant age of the reduced price. If you can not come in person, mail the circular jetter back to us in the addressed en velope furnished, together with your remittance not later than the second of January. We had planned to close the offer on the first day of January, but as that day is a holiday and the office will not be open for business we will extend the offer ONE day and ac cept remittances up to Tuesday night, January 2nd. After that the price of the Censor will be $2.00 per year, so plan to call before Tuesday night, or get your letter started on that day. WAREHOUSE STOCK HOLDERS MEET A large and enthusiastic body of the stockholders of the Viroqua Ware house Corporation met at the ware house (the old Bekkedal warehouse) on Tuesday afternoon and adopted by laws and elected directors. Following are the men selected: For three years—C. J. Smith and L. M. Thompson. For two years—C. 11. Buxton and John Huschka. For one year—Albert Christopher son, John Glimsdale and T. 0. Mork. Mistake in Premium List A mistake crept into the premium list of the Viroqua Poultry Associa tion as published in last week’s Cen sor. Orville Fortney received first on Toulouse gander, E. Knower 2nd. Or ville Fortney received lßt on Toulouse goose. WANT TO By SOLDIER? Wm. Mills, Viroqua, Wis. Thot I would drop you a few lines to let you know that I put in an ap plication to go recruiting in Wisconsin and it was granted to me, so you will Frobably see me in the near future for will try to get the Station in La- Crosse and vicinity. If we can get five or more recruits in a town we will ship them by aero plane to here, that is of course if the weather permits. I do not know yet how we’re to go but if the weather is fine no doubt but we will come by plane. This station desires about two hundred recruits to go to school to learn a technical trade. We have about 24 trades here to teach. Last year we taught about 1000 men but these are all transferred out and it is neces sary to get some more in order to keep the school open the rest of the year. So if you know any desirable ma terial who wish to take a six months’ course in some trade let me know and I sure will drop in and pay you a visit.. The only reason we are going out to Wisconsin to recruit is because we have almost all of the best men recruited around here in Illinois, and if you think there is a possible chance of picking up a few high class men let me know and I will come down and look the ground over. Let me know how the weather is also, if there is any snow on the ground, also if its possible for a ship to land on the Fair grounds. I remain sincerely your friend, FIRST SGT. J. F. BRANN. SPELL OF CASE WEATHER The Christmas season brought one of the most welcome spells of weather to this section that could possibly be imagined—case westher. The spell of case was very general, covering all of this part of the state but the tem perature was too low for perfect case. Nearly all of the ridge crop*-were in good case, but toe valley crops did not fare so well. However, this spell and the spell about a month ago, have en abled the growers to remove about half the crop from the poles, with most of the ndge crops all down. Sev eral crops have already been delivered in this city, and from now on deliver ies of the weed will be general. BE KIND TO ANIMALS The Censor office received the pleas ure of a call fror., State Humane Offic er A. E. Frederick on Wednesday. Mr. Frederick was here to investigate a complaint on neglect of animals in this vicinity made to his department. The Censor editor was shocked to hear of the many cases of neglect and cru elty which Mr. Fredrick described. That people will deliberately let their stock starve to death or freeze to death is almost beyond belief, yet he is called to take care of case after case of this very thing. It would seem that if a man’s sense of responsibility and kindness to his stock was not strong enough to cause him to provide for them properly,the economic side would at least appeal to him. The producing quality and service of animals is low ered just in proportion as they are neglected. Viroqua Girl Muaical Prodigy Washington, Dec. 16.—Miss Carol Wheeler of Vinxjua is one of the most promising musical prodigies now studying music in Washington. She is a student at Washington College of Music, entering the school this fall from the high school at Viroqua. She has been heard during the last few weeks by leading vocal instructors in Washington and urged to prepare her. self for the concert stage. Miss Wheeler is a niece of Mrs. Joseph D. Beck, wife of Representative Beck of Viroqua, and is passing the winter at their home.—Milwaukee Daily Tel egram. Franklin Tax Notice The undersigned treasurer of Frank lin town, will receive taxes as follows: Jan. 2, 8, 15,22 and 31 at Liberty Pole; Jan. 11 and 26 at Folsom; Jan. 20 at Mason City; Jan. 6, 12, 19 and 26 at First National Bank in Viroqua. Ev ery Saturday at home. C. F. FORTNEY, Treas. Jefferson Tax Notice The undersigned treasurer of Jef ferson will be at the Farmers Bank in Viroqua every Friday during Janu ary; at Bud Saturday, January 13; at iSpringville th* 20th; Eaofea the 27th. OSCAR PETERSON, Treas VIROQUA, WISCONSIN, DECEMBER 27,1922 Happy New Year €JWe wish all of our friends and customers a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.— Smith & Minshall Home of the Trai lers Insurance Cos. Farmers Bank Bldg. Viroqua - Wisconsin Something New In Player Pianos The Schiller Ideal C.Made entirely in one factory and placed on the market after being sub jected to the moat thor ough tests and hardest us age, over a term of eight years. We believe this Player Piano will prove a very satisfactory instru ment for any one inter ested in the purchase of a Player of the better grade The Schiller piano has been giving tht best of service in this section for Thirty Years. Anew shipment has ar rived. Brown Music Cos. INBURANCE MEETING To the Members of the Utica Farmers’ Mutual Fire & Lightning Insurance Company. The annual meeting of the above named company, for the election of seven Directors, and for the transact ion of such other business as may be properly brought before the same, will be held in the village of Soldiers .Grv,e on Tuesday, January 2, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, 1923. 61-2 EARL CRUMRINE, Sec’y. American Dairy Ration Sucrene Hog Meal We make strong claims for the latest addition to our line of feeds, because it is a scientifically cor rect combination of the finest feeding materials known to the expert feed ing world. DAIRY RA TION possesses all the requisites of a successful dairy ration, as prescrib ed by the highest feed ing authorities in our ag riculture college and con firmed in practice by lead ing dairymen. Variety of ingredients, Uniform high quality and correct proportions of all the ma terials used,, palatability to induce liberal con sumption above body needs easy digestibility to insure maximum re sults from every pou id of feed consumed. THE Fred Eckhart Company COMMUNITY TREE A BIGSUCCESS No more happy occasion has been put across in Viroqua in many years than that fine Christmas observance last Saturday evening, when at least two thousand people and kiddies gath ered on Main street about that beau tiful big Christmas tree to enjoy the program and make the youngsters happy. Promptly at 6:45 the tree was light ed up, and a beautiful pine it was— tall and imposing, of symetrical form, brilliant with its trimming of many colored lights. The band played several selections, the children sang Christmas carols, and a combination choir from the Con gregational, Methodist and Christian churches sang several of the precious old Christmas hymns. The children formed “four abreast for several blocks down the street and marched past the tree, receiving presents as they pass ed. At the psychological moment, dear old Santa Claus drove down the street with a whole load of presents. Someone suggested that Santa was built a good deal like Abraham Jeru salem — there was a suspicious re semblance, indeed. Well, taken altogether it certainly was a happy time, and the Commun ity Club which fostered the idea, the business men who donated so liberally, and aH who contributed of their time and effort to make it a success are en titled to the sincere appreciation of this community. It is a beautiful cus tom and we hope will be observed each year. THE GREATEST DAIRY BREED IN THE WORLD Happy, healthy, handsome Holsteins cover Wisconsin like a great Black and White blanket—travel where you will you cannot forget them. Wiscon sin’s landscape is not complete with out them and Wisconsin's greatness as a commonwealth is attributed to them. Wisconsin enlisted the aid of science in her development and now leads the world in tuberculosis free herds and Cow Testing Associations. They elim inate guess-work as to the health and production ability of our cattle. Wisconsin has 127 testing associa tions in operation in 49 counties and the cows on test aggregate 60,000 head. Fully 76% are Holsteins. Last year 6,000 official A. R. O. tests for special records were conducted on Hol steins. Holsteins lead the world, which is admitted by the most dis cerning critics. When you think of dairy cattle, think as the majority of dairvmen have thought, HOLSTEINS. Vernon Cos. llolstein-Friesian Ass'n. GET IN YOUR TAX LISTS Elsewhere in this issue appears the list of taxpayers for the town of Har mony, kindly furnished us by Treas urer Otto Schroeder—the first treas urer to furnish us with a list. The publication of these lists entailß quite a little work and expense on the part of the Censor, but they are a con venience to both the treasurers and the tax payers and we trust that all the treasurers in the county will kind ly send in their lists in order that we may publish them as soon as possible. COMMUNITYCLUB BANQET The Viroqua Community Club will hold its next banquet at the Eat Shop on Friday evening of thin week. Serv ing will commence at 6:30, and it ia planned to have the session over by 8:00 o’clock. Better not miss any of the meetings of this club. There are thing* coming up every meeting that you will want to keep in touch with. THANK YOU This, to my notion, ia a poor way to express thanks. By the wholesale as it were. It was my firm resolve to ack nowledge in some personal way every thing done for me during my illness. But it simply could not be done in the time that ft should be done. Had so many flowers sent me that the folk* at the hospital began to think I was somebody and came from somewhere. One of the nurses said to me: “That Viroqua must be an awful large town, to judge by what we hear and see at this hospital.” I ans wered: “It is the biggest little town in the state of Wisconsin, and then some.” Flowers came from friends and organizations in Viroqua and in LaCrosse, so many, that one time I began to look and think about it. I had a good cry all by myself. About 75 people called on me dur j ing my stay. Had no time to get lone some. Every mail brought card* and . letters, and such splendid ones at that. I And the best of it was, that with the ' exception of two or three days, I was well enough to enjoy every bit of it. ' Nobody knows what it all means un- I til they have been through it. Very sincerely, I American Legion Auxiliary Notes The American Legion Auxiliary met : Wednesday evening, December 27, and I decided to send a barrel of fruit to the I Soldiers Hospital at Madinoft, right away. Please bring your canned | fruit, jelly and jam to Snearley’s res ‘ taurant not later than Saturday noon, ; as we wish to pack the barrel Satur | day afternoon. We will have open installation at our next regular meeting January 10. ; All members bring sandwiches and a covered dish. All Auxiliary members may bring a friend. AUTOS COLLIDE David Smith was in from town of Stark renewing (-etmor does and in i fanned us that the cars of Attorney A. F. Drew o f LaFarge and a Mr. Hoilien of Steuben came together in front of his home. Neither car could get clear out of the slippery ruts, and i both sustained minor damages. This 1 is treacherous weather for automobil ing It is certainly exasperating how the front wheels of a car will defy a driver’s best efforts to get them out of a shallow slippery rut. HUNTER IS KILLED One of the saddest tragedies ever enacted in this section occurred on the Ray Slack farm south of Liberty Pole on Sunday of last week, when Henry Hill was accidentally shot by his bro ther, James. The two boys were mem bers of a party who were hunting jack rabbits in the pasture a half-mile west of the Slack home. The two brothers were on opposite sides of a dense patch of high weeds, neither knownig the other’s location exactly. A jack rabbit ran between them and James fiired, the bullet going through the weeds and striking his brother in the abdomen. The unfortunate lad was carried to the Slack home where he expired a half hour after reoeiving the fatal shot. The two boys wore sons of Mr. and Mrs. Madison Hill of Soldiers Grove. Henry was 17 years old. He was laid to rest at North Clayton last Wednes day afternoon, beside the body of his brother who was drowned in the flood following the big storm on May 26, 1920. The oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hill served in hte world war and was ! twice seriously wounded. The deepest sympathy of the whole community is extended to them in the tragic death of their young son. POOL SAMPLING TO START NEXT WEEK SELMER NEPRUD Director of Publicity. Every pool member will receive a letter from pool headquarters with in structions as to who to notify when all tobacco is down and in the bundle. As soon as sufficient number of growers have reported their crop ready, the samplers will be sent out to draw sam ples from every fourth or fifth bun dle as explained in previous article. All samples drawn from growers’ crops in District No. 2 that is from | Vernon, Crawford, Monroe, Richland, LaCrosse and Grant counties will be taken to Viroqua for grading. This i will assure uniformity in grading, one set of men will assort all the tobacco, and the same graders will grade all the tobacco. Several men have already been en gaged to gather samples from farm ers' crops in this district. Mr. Jack Watson who had charge of the local pool last winter will be in charge of this district. A complete force for grading will be engaged by the first part of next week, at which time they will all meet at Viroqua for final instructions from John Holtan, the warehouse manager. All the forms used by samplers, grad ers and receivers of tobacco are ready for distribution to the different dis tricts. The grading of tobacco will be in full sway within the next two weeks. TEMPLE PROGRAM I Thursday and Friday—Big Fire men’s benefit and a dHndy program. Vita graph special comedy,“THE LAD DER JINX’ 1 in six parts and the first round of the second series of “THE LEATHER PUSHERS” Whenever one of the boys ask you to buy a ticket, don’t refuse as they are certainly deserving. Make it snap py- _ __ Saturday—"CONFIDENCE” with Herbert Rawlinson. A panacea for Business Depression. A cure for nil your troubles. Extra "THE KICKIN’ FOOL”, a two reel comedy. Sunday—Constance Talmadge in a big seven part comedy drama “POLLY OF THE FOLLIES" and MOVIE CHATS. 8 reels of good stuff. • Coming Monday and Tuesday, Jan uary 1-2—We start the Npw Year right with a big one, "SHERLOCK HOLMES" with John Barrymore. A big Goldwyn special founded on Sir Conan Doyle’s works. A story of the World's greatest detective character. It’s more than a picture. It’s a great entertainment. Town of Viroqua Tax Notice Notice is hereby given by the under signed town treasurer of the town of Viroqua that the tax roll for said town for the year 1922, is in my hands for collection, and that the taxes charged therein are subject to payment at my office, at any time prior t r the Ist of February, 1923. That after the 31st day of January, I shall proceed to collect the taxes re maining unpaid in the manner author ized by law. I will hold my office as follows, viz.: At Farmers Bank, Viroqua every Friday and Saturday starting with January 5; every Monday during .Jen i uary at Westby State Bank, Weatbv. OLE KJOS, Treasurer. THE CHURCH NOTES S. O. RONDEBTVEDT. Pastor Dec. 31—Service* at Bloomingdale 10:30. New Year’s Wake at Our Sa vior's church, Westby, 9:30. After the program lunch will be served. At 12 o’clock a devotional service will be held in the church auditorium. All member* of the L. L. and Dorcas are asked to bring baskets. Jan. Ist—New Year’s day services at Our Savior’s church at 10:30. Eng lish services at 7:30. Sermon by Stu dent J. Thompson Mid-week service at Our Savior’s church every Thurs day at 8. Jan. 7—Service* at Immanuel church i at 10:30. Jan. B—Services at Bethany church at 10:30. Business meeting after the services. Jan. 9—Annual business meeting at Our Savior’s church at 10. S. X. THOLLEHAUG. Pastor Soldiers Grove—Services in Nor wegian December 31st, at 2:30. Ar business meeting January 3rd at 1:30. Kickapoo—Annual business meeting January 4th at 10. BAMBERG’S CHARGE Services at Bad Ax church on De cember 31st. Oyster supper at the West Prairie town hall at six o'clock in the evening of January Ist, given by tne ladies aid. Annual business meeting at North West Prairie church January 2 at 11. Annual business meeting at West Prairie church on January 3 at 11. Ore- toa ESTABLISHED 1866 BUY COAL FROM L. C. Boyle Service, Quality and Price satisfactory Madame Wonder is now in our city, and can be consulted on all matters. She reads the history of one’s life from infancy to old age like a wide-open book, by the palm of the hand. Telling your past, present and fu ture. See her at 513 N. Center Ave. Across from Interstate Oil Station. Sterling Tax Notice The 1922 Tax Roll is now in my hands for collection. I will receive taxes at Retreat Wednesday, the 27th, West Prairie the 28th. Purdy the 29th, Viroqua at Bank of Viroqua the 30th J. H. FORTUN, Trees. Harness Shop A full stock of Horse Blan kets—Auto Robes Cattle Blanket at very reduced pri ces. Now is the time to bring in your harness for oilihg and repairing and be ready for sprihgs work—s2.oo per set. Alfred Olsen Viroqua V Wis. Dont be a Squirrel this winter Get out and enioy yourself and keep the family happy by attending the Theatre whenever you can. Here are some of the big pictures that will make winter pass pleasantly that have been booked. SHERLOCK HOLMES END OF THE WORLD NIGHT ROSE BROTHERS UNDER THE SKIN HALF BREED FASCINATION ACROSS The CONTINENT REMEMBRANCE WHY GIRLS Leave HOME RAGS TO RICHES HEADLESS HORSEMAN THE STORM TURN TO THE RIGHT SONNY GRANDMA’S BOY HUMAN HEARTS GAPPY RICKS UNDER TWO FLAGS GOOD PROVIDER KENTUCKY DERBY SCHOOL DAYS RICH MEN’S WIVES FOOLS PARADISE ETERNAL FLAME STARDUST SHADOWS A PRINCE THERE WAS TO HAVE and TO HOLD LEADING CITIZEN NICE PEOPLE MANSLAUGHTER THE OLD HOMESTEAD BLOOD AND SAND BURNING SANDS OLIVER TWIST And many other good ones. A Happy New Year to you. Temple Theatre B. C. Brown Mgr.