News: East Lynn (1 Mar 1912)

Contact: Verna (Welk) Quicker

Surnames: Gehrke, Albreght, Conrad, Neinas, Henning, Paulson, Olson, Langor, Lindow, White, Moh, Pusheck, Jensen, Renne, Guk, Prust, Zuehlke, Eide

----Source: The Granton News (East Lynn, Clark Co., Wis.) 3/1/1912

Mrs. Bertha Gehrke of Marshfield spent a few days with her sister Mrs. W. Albreght last week.

A little son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Conrad, Tuesday. Mother and son are doing well. Also Ernst’s smile has turned into a hearty laugh.

Anybody wishing to buy a 4-year old horse call on E. Neinas.

Don’t get the spring fever just because the crows are here.

Buy your soap, the key to beauty of Jake Henning of Chili.

Henry Conrad bought a horse of Ross Paulson.

Tack Olson left Wednesday with his family and household goods for Lancaster where he has bought a farm and intends to make his future home. E. Langor who bought Mr. Olson’s place will take possession at once. Sorry to see you leave, Tack, but best friends must part.

Emil Lindow bought a horse of his brother John, Monday.

Howard White our teacher has adopted the ruler as a helper in his profession. That is right, let the good work go on.

“Is dancing a sin” has been so often discussed, but has never reached a verdict, and a few words now in regard to this matter might not go amiss. To give an opinion of this so-called evil it will be necessary to devide [sic] the people into three classes, namely the believers, the non believers and the doubtful. When a dance is in progress those in the first class will not attend, but will stay in their respective homes and spend the time in prayer, and ‘tis well, for there [sic] reward will be done, thou good and faithful servant. Next comes the second class, but their opinion somewhat differs with their brethren. They go to this entertainment with a clear conscience and without fear and where they might by a few hours of pleasure add new vigar [sic] both mentally and physically. That is a great help to take up their every-day burdens the following day. They will also receive their reward. But last of all and those who are the most pitied are the doubtful. They know not which way to turn, for the scripture says no man can serve two masters. They would like to join forces with those in the first class, but their lust and the temptation for dancing is to [sic] great to overcome, and for a little pleasure they will knowingly endanger their soul to utter and ever-lasting ruin and we may as well add that if they would stay on one side of the fence and cease this climbing back and forth, their mind would be more at rest and their trousers would not be so apt to wear out. To be a sport one day and a saint the next can have but one ending. With such a record it is doubtful if one can pass beyond the portal. This is not meant to reflect on anyone’s character, but merely to show how weak is human nature.

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Moh and daughter spent Sunday at A. Pushecks.

Henry Jensen had the misfortune to lose some sheep from an unknown cause.

It is reported that Russ Renne purchased a horse of Emil Lindow to replace the one he lost through an accident some time ago.

C. Guk is hauling wood for his father-in-law August Prust from north of Chili.

Fred Zuehlke has not yet quite recovered from his recent serious illness.

Herman Jensen and Henry Conrad had a tussle with a big rock one day last week that nearly caused their undoing.

The Banner creamery with Harry Eide proprietor will commence to make cheese March 1st.



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