News: Chili (24 Jan 1913)
Surnames: Koser, Wendorf, Heinrich, Hefty, Pischer, Lindow, Wage, Behringer
----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/24/1913
It is not always the northwest wind that is cold. We had a few mornings with south wind that certainly had a strong raw edge.
Herman Koser discharge his carpenters last week, they having finished their work. His brother is here from Milwaukee doing the paint and varnish work.
A.W. Wendorf traded his house for 80 acres of land 2 miles north of Chili. We can now call him farmer Wendorf.
Gustav Heinrich has taken the bossing job for the machinery and implement building which Degener is going to build next week. The building is going to be 28 x 70 to give room for a car or two of spring stock and some of last year’s.
The masquerade given last Saturday in the M.W.A. Hall drew quite a crowd. The young and quite young people seemed to be very much in evidence.
John Hefty sold his 1 ½ h.p. gasoline engine to Mrs. W. Pischer and bought a new 3 h.p. Wolverine through H. Degener. John is going to put in a bone crushing machine very soon and he needed a little more power to do the work.
Louis Lindow traded his old upright gasoline engine for a new 10 h.p. one at Marshfield.
Friday evening will be the first trial of the social center movement in our schoolhouse here. Miss Gladys Wage is trying hard to make the first evening successful. A good speaker has been selected to say a few words on the parcel post. As no other part of the program has been made public, there will be some surprises, undoubtedly.
Quite a number form here attended the Lynn Telephone Co. meeting Saturday. And even more went to take in the meeting of the Lynn Fire Insurance Co.
E.R. Behringer went to Auburndale on business Tuesday, returning the same day.
Anybody who is so situated that he could apply all his spare time to the betterment of the general conditions would find a very large field from which to select his course of action. In every little town there are things to be done. There is for one thing no place in any small town where men migh gather to talk about things that will help the community or discuss politics, unless he goes to a saloon or sits around stores and shops. If a separate large room could be had where in winter or summer men might gather and discuss the events of the hour, it would be a great thing. It is the same with older boys and girls. They have no place, if from home, unless it be the street or store. In summer time it would not be quite so necessary, but in winter to have a place for instruction, education or perhaps a kind of gymnasium would be the right thing. But this is a difficult matter to secure. It takes a leader to accomplish anything of that kind.
Our blacksmith is kept busy day and night now days to keeps the horses sharp shod. The roads are somewhat icy.
Now is your time to think it over what you will need in the line of farm implements this year. In any case see H. Degener. He will carry the most complete line this season. Give him an order for an Acme binder, mower or horse rake.
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