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A LOOK Back FROM THE FILES OF THE STANLEY REPUBLICAN COMPILED BY JOSEPH BACK 20 years ago March 7, 2002 S-BHS Library and Wrestling Coach Dies From Heart Attack Karl Walters, 42, the Stanley- Boyd …

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20 years ago March 7, 2002

S-BHS Library and Wrestling Coach Dies From Heart Attack Karl Walters, 42, the Stanley- Boyd High School librarian and IMC director and head wrestling coach, died from a massive heart attack on February 28 at his home.

Walters passed away a day prior to his team leaving for the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament in West Allis. This was Stanley-Boyd's first trip to the tournament.

Students at the high school and middle school were told of the bad news by Principal Bill Mercer and Guidance Counselor Diane Wulterkens, as they went from room to room making the announcement.

Local clergy, school counselors and peer counselors gathered to help those that requested counseling. Some students opted to go home.

The wrestling team met that morning with Athletic Director Lee LaFlamme and unanimously voted to go on to the state team tournament for the coach> Regardless of the outcome of the state team tournament, Walters left behind a team of champions.

30 years ago March 12, 1992

Dedication Ceremony Planned For New Elementary Additions Program to be Held In Stanley Addition At 2:00 p.m. Sunday A Dedication Ceremony for the new additions at Stanley and Boyd Elementary schools, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 15th, at the Stanley Elementary School. The present Stanley-Boyd High School building was built in 1960-61, , with the Middle School addition being added on in 1974. The Boyd Elementary School was built in 1960.

40 years ago March 11, 1982

New Correspondent For Maple Grove Area Named A new correspondent for the Maple Grove area has been named.

Pastor Dale Overturf will take local news and other items of interest from Maple Grove area residents starting this week. He needs to receive news Monday morning, as his deadlines is 1 p.m. His phone number is 644-56**.

More Cases Resolved By Stanley Police Department The Stanley Police Department, with the cooperation of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, has resolved four burglaries and one truck theft that took place between July of 1980 and June of 1981.

50 years ago March 9, 1972

Recognizing a Pyramid Scheme: The Informed Consumer Camille Haney Consumer Affairs Coordinator Wisconsin Department of Justice Chain Distributorships, the Chain Gang “We’ll show you how you can earn…$100 – $200 – $500 a month, and for those a little more serious $1,000 and $2,000 per month and more.” If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. But this is a typical statement made by chain distributorships when wooing new recruits.

Chain distributorships or the “multi-level distributorships” are in business not only to sell a line of products, but also promote a scheme in which a new participant recruits other prospects in a manner much like the perennial chain letter.

By buying a certain amount of the company’s product and paying certain "finders fees," or contract settlement sums, to the sponsor, a new recruit earns the right to offer the same scheme to other recruits and earn his own finder's fee." Promoters tell the prospective participants both orally and in writing that it is easy to sell the company’s products and to recruit additional people into the marketing plan. They are told the program has the potential of making large profits and that it is good business venture for everyone involved.

In fact, however, it is very hard to recruit people who will invest in the program and sell the products. While the promotion paints a bright picture of money and success with a virtually endless chain of new re- cruits flocking to the program, the reality of the situation is very different.

The product is difficult to sell because in most cases, by the time a person enters the merchandising program he finds the community or geo graphical area already overworked.

Chances of recruiting are diminished because of the need of the chain to feed on an ever- increasing number of participants and the existence of outof- state professional promoters that wind up making most of the money.

The entire merchandising promotion is based on the exploitation of others because eventually, the scheme requires more new recruits than are available. Those last in line and the unskilled recruiter will find very little to compensate for the $400 to $6,000 investment.

Such chain distributorships are an unfair business practice and have been prohibited by state law. Consumers who are approached by companies of- fering such profitable sounding get-rich-quick deals are cautioned against investing either time or money.

Local Residents Promised $5,044.97 Refund In Property Tax Relief “The city of Stanley will received $5,044.97 in direct property tax relief under the Lucey budget bill submitted to the legislature this week,” according to State Senator Bruce Peloquin.

The monies being returned to Stanley taxpayers is part of 21.4 million of direct property tax relief in the Lucey budget bill. Additionally, 4.2 million is being returned in the form of homestead tax relief. Business tax relief amounting to 2.9 million is also a feature of the Lucey budget.

60 years ago March 15, 1962

Church directory Church of God – Where the old time Gospel is preached and taught. No modernism.* *”Modernism” as here used tended to indicate theological liberalization and a denial of revelation, rather than merely ‘modern’ sentiment. It represented a battle at many seminaries, in which those who upheld revelation and other Christian doctrines found themselves opposed by those who denied these, even earning the letter “Pascendi Dominici Gregis” from Pope Pius X, which is available in English and means “For the Feeding of the Lord's flock."

70 years ago March 6, 1952

Birthdays: leap year baby with last name of “Steinmetz” reportedly due to wait four years for an official birthday.

Obituaries: Joseph Wozniak, age 63 and a well-known Edson farmer, dies March 3 at 9:35 p.m. from a heart ailment.

Born June 22, 1888 in Poland, he grew up there and married Antonia Dmochoska in 1910, the two of them emigrating to the U.S. in 1913. Kept an interest in Polish customs, member of St. Joseph’s Society at St. Hedwig’s. Burial in St. Mary’s cemetery. Rosary said at Plombon’s funeral home Wednesday at 8:30.

Mrs. Charles Solie dies in Waupaca Lewis. D. Crane of Chippewa Falls dies February 26.

Council members pay two parking tickets at meeting, neither of which was their own. Council sends question of liquor licenses to voters. A Class B license is slated at $200.

An advertisement makes its appeal: Call out the Reserves with a touch of your toe!

Most cars lead a double life.

A good part of the time, they’re running errands, taking children to school, taking women to stores, taking men to work, taking family and friends to clubs and social functions.

It doesn’t call for a very great output of horsepower for duties like these.

But there are times when you want a car that can do vastly more, and these are the times when you’ll want what this year’s Roadmaster has to offer.

Beneath it’s proud hood, there’s a Fireball 8 Engine— valve-in-head that can let loose 170 lively horsepower when needed.

And – alongside this engine – there’s also an Airpower carburetor which thriftily feeds fuel and air through two smaller-than-usual barrels for normal driving—which means that you now use less gas at 40 than you’d formerly use at 30.

But there are two barrels in reserve—waiting for you to call them into action – and they let loose a soaring rush of power that sinks your shoulders back into the seat cushion, swoops you past a truck—out of a tight spot—up a hill—sets your speedometer needle to registering added miles more than twice as fast as your watch can tick off seconds.

This is an experience you certainly should know first hand.

You should also know how Buick’s Power Steering provides a helping hand in slow motion maneuvers – lets you keep the “feel” of the car in straightaway driving.

And just for good measure, this ’52 Roadmaster also has the biggest brakes of any postwar Buick—the greatest trunk space since spare tires moved off the front fenders—a warning light that glows when the parking brake is set – and to top it all, the smartest interior fabrics that Buick has ever offered.

When are you coming in to look this distinguished performance over? We urge you to make it soon.

South Side Motor Company, 219 South Broadway, Telephone 220 WLAD 250 When better automobiles are built Buick will build them (sure is true for '52).

80 years ago March 13, 1942

WAR GOING AGAINST U.S.A. IN PACIFIC U.S.A. Successful In Its Own Minor Engagements. United Nations Losing Out.

There is nothing in the news from the Pacific front which is calculated to cheer the people of the United States. The fourth month of the war leaves much to be desired. The Dutch have abandoned hope. The British have lost Malaya and Singapore and ere this is read will probably have lost Java and will have been forced out of Burma (Myanmar), where the Burma road has been cut… On the whole the war in the western Pacific may be said to be going against the allied nations.

CIVILIANS MAY LOSE TIRES TO THE ARMY War to Change Styles in Men’s Clothing. All Registered Men Due For Induction.

It is announced that no more rubber is available for new or recapped tires for civilian use and that the government may be obliged to requisition tires now being used by civilians. It is intimated that 12 million automobiles of civilians may be put out of use by the end of the year.

Cuffs and pleats on men’s suits are to be forbidden and even vests are to be abolished and dress suits will not be manufactured at all under a new government order. The order will conserve 40 million lbs. of wood. The order becomes effective at the end of this month.

JAPAN’S PURPOSE IS TO DOMINATE WORLD “Tanka Memorial” of 1927 Reveals Japanese Dreams Which Have Come True To Date 83 years ago April 14, 1939 DEFINITION WANTED OF WORD NEUTRALITY No law at all is better than one which doesn’t work. Spain a Victim of U.S.

(Merlin Hull, M.C.)

Washington, April 10—The Neutrality law will soon expire by limitation unless action by congress shall continue it by resolution or supersede it with a new enactment. It has not been a grand success, but it does establish a few standards for policy which at least conformed partially to public sentiment. It was worked to prevent shipments of war materials to Spain, but to all other countries, including Japan, it has not impeded the shipments of hundreds of millions which are necessary for war and war preparation.

An attempt may be made to reduce the “neutrality” to a mere “cash and carry” policy, under which even nations at war may buy all they please of this country so long as they haul it away in their own ships and pay cash for their purchases, leaving all else relating to “neutrality” in the hands of the president and Secretary of State. The suggestion is not meeting with wide approval.

At present we are making war-planes for France and Great Britain, and we are at the same time furnishing plane engines and other plane parts to Germany, Italy, and other European countries. Should war come in Europe, it will be fought with materials produced here in large part, on both sides of the conflict, and in the main such materials are being shipped abroad under license and authority from our own State Department.

Mussolini sent Italian armies into Albania last weekend. At the same time Hitler issued a warning to the Democratic nations of the world not to interfere. The king of Alba- nia has defied Mussolini in his attempts to make Albania a dependency of Italy.

At the theater: “The Follies of 1939” delighted audiences at The Stanley, early in the week. This is a production of rare beauty and one cannot fail to be impressed with the adventuresome spirit of a producer who was willing to stake a fortune on his ability to successfully stage a thing of such bewildering beauty on an ice rink.

A casing of stone which had formed around the heart of Mrs. Mat Lyions was removed by surgeons of the Mayo Clinic, last week. During most of the operation of several hours the heart was exposed and was activated artificially by the sur geon’s hands.

Deaths in the area: Mrs. Joseph Shakal of Route 1, Boyd; Fred Etten, age 70, of Boyd. Mrs. Lucy Charthand, age 66, at Chippewa Falls.

90 years ago March 4, 1932 Flivvering with Harry by Harry Manley The Better Part* My hands are Martha-hands. They bear the sign Of household toil, of infinite tasks that loom Above each day’s horizon. Mop and broom And fire and water mark them, line on line.

None would have guessed what burning rage was mine.

Once when I heard a murmur in this room: “My dear, you can’t regard it as her ‘doom’; She likes to cook and scrub and make things shine!" Is Heaven a place of bliss without alloy?

Then not for me harp, golden streets and wings, If I may choose, the whole I shall forswear For something that will give me eons of joy, For, oh, I covet more than all these things, The hands of Mary—petal- soft and fair.

—Mary Chase Cornelius in the New York Times.

*For full context see Luke 10:38 – 42 100 years ago March 17, 1922

POST OFFICE VACANCY FILLED BY TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT Following the cancellation of the civil service examina- tion for the certification of can didates for the postmastership in Stanley last week, the Post- office Department, on the rec ommendation of Congressman James A. Frear named W. H. Bridgman, Acting Postmaster, to succeed W. D. Schultz, who resigned January 21. It was announced that an examination would be held later for the cer- tification of candidates for the permanent appointment. Mr. Bridgman took charge of the Post office on Thursday morn ing. MAYOR GREGERSON OPPOSED BY G. E. SLITER Two Candidates For Mayor, Three For Mayor and Two For Assessor Announced.

Gilbert E. Sliter, supervisor from the first ward will stand as a candidate for reelection. This as announced by Mr. Sliter on Tuesday just before he left for Chippewa Falls to attend a county board meeting. There may be other candidates, but up to the present time no others have announced their intention. There are rumors of a third candidate, however.

110 years ago March 2, 1912

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS A brick schoolhouse is to be erected in District No. 9, town of Edson, Chippewa County. Sealed bids for the work of construction will be received by me up to noon on the first day of April, 1912, when the said bids will be opened. Plans and specifications can be seen at my residence. The board reserves the right to reject any or all bills.

S. D. Mohr, Dist. Clerk.

120 years ago February 22, 1902

Country Correspondence SWIM CREEK VALLEY Mr. Tenner has taken possession of his new home in the Valley.

Wensil Kluke who has been confined to the house for some time with smallpox is reported as being better.

C. Neihart and family and Dan Augsberger and family spent Sunday in Worden at the home of their brother Archie Felix who is dangerously sick.

WORDEN Archie Felix who has been sick for the past two weeks, is now on the gain.

EIDSVOLD Rubin Warden of this place we understand has a very bad relapse of Canadian fever. Mr. Warden is an old settler of this place and very highly respected and his many friends wish a speedy recovery without having to change climate.