Friday, December 14, 2018

Time Machine Trip to December 1955


By Lyle Hansen

December 2, 1955
Norm Lenz smashed a 258 single game and a 672 series pacing the members of the men’s major bowling league at the S&B. Floyd Hammen rapped a 257 game and a 653 series the same night.

Three men who have completed 25 years of service at Thilmany Pulp & Paper Company of Kaukauna will be inducted into the Thilmany Quarter Century Club at the groups next meeting. The new members are Francis Robedeaux, Sylvester Van Gompel and Lester Wankey. Those completing 50 years with Thilmany in 1955 were A. M. Schmalz, Production Manager and Frank Goetzman.

Second Lieutenant Frank M. Charlesworth, Jr., is currently taking part in “Exercise Sagebrush” maneuvers in Louisiana until Dec. 15. He is escorting high ranking officers and the press photographers.

December 7, 1955
Kaukauna’s Galloping Ghosts were in a real “Barn-burner’ in a 79-58 win over the Clintonville Truckers in a slam-bang game that saw the lead change more than a dozen times.

Rambling Reporter – Mrs. Ed Wolf – During the recent teacher’s convention in Milwaukee, little Wayne was playing in his yard when a neighbor man asked him why he wasn’t in school. “The teachers got an invention today”.

The possibility of 1955 becoming a record-breaking home building year in Kaukauna become less remote as on December 2 the 60th permit for the construction of a home was issued from the City Engineer’s office.

One Kaukauna youth was among 15 inducted into the armed forces from Outagamie County on December 2. He is Francis J. Mischler of Route 3.

CD2 Donald Nagan, who enlisted in the navy, December 1, 1951, was separated from service on November 23. He arrived in Kaukauna late Thanksgiving evening, where he joined with his wife at the home of his parents.

December 9, 1955
By an 8-2 vote the common council Tuesday evening voted in favor of installation of parking meters in some areas of Kaukauna on a one-year basis. Mayor Joseph Bayorgeon at the same time stated that he would veto the action.

Kaukauna’s three ice skating rinks located at Nicolet and Park schools and at Reichel’s pond are currently doing “land office’ business according to the recreation department director Robert Vanevenhoven. “Wednesday night we had close to 600 youngsters at Reichel’s pond and the Park was crowed too” Vanevenhoven reported.

December 21, 1955 
King Herod’s court was recalled by the students of St. Mary’s school Sunday in the play “When Christmas Comes” Seated front is Thomas Verhagen, as Herod. The four guards are Earl Bergeron, Bruce Bay, Kenneth Kavanaugh and Ronald Jonen. In the front row musicians are Kenneth Bergeron, David Resch, Nancy Van Dyke, Mary Ann Lewandowski and Eileen Kuehn.
   
 “Tale of the Toys” a Christmas production the six Nicolet grades was presented to the Parent-Teachers Association this month. Members of the cast left to right back row are Jane Henry, Suzanne Sielaff, Jill Kobin, Sara Scheib, Karen Kaphingst, Tim Thompson, Connie Pockat, Wendy Petruska, Jeff Kobin, Mary Hunt, Kenny Kaphingst, Sandy DeWitt and Gary Zurenske. The three youngsters in the front row are, Lynn Cherkasky, Dick Koester and Marsha Beaugrand.

Clarence A. Smith, 22, of Kaukauna, recently was promoted to specialist third class in Germany where he is a member of the 4th Armor Group. Smith a tank driver is a 1951 graduate of Kaukauna High School.






Pvt. Charles Velte, Kaukauna, is currently training in Fort Riley, Kansas. He entered the army last October.













Pfc Rudy Merbach, Jr., Sherwood, will be arriving home on Dec. 29 for a ten-day furlough. He is currently stationed at Fort Carson, Colo.












Pvt. Jerome Van Deraa, Kaukauna, is currently in training at Fort Riley, Colo. He entered the army in October of this year.










Brothers are stationed with the army in Germany. 

Pfc. Ronald Romenesko is with the 371 Ord. Det.

Pfc. Leroy Romenesko is with the 35th Eng. Bn.




 1955 Plymouth Belvedere

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time Machine Trip to December 1918


By Lyle Hansen

December 6, 1918

Melvin A. Raught - To our abiding regret and that of everybody connected with THE TIMES, Melvin A. Raught has resigned from his connections with the paper, of which he has been foreman for the past year Mr. J. B. Kendall, formerly of the Kaukauna Sun, will replace Mr. Raught in that capacity at THE TIMES. It would be easy to write columns about Mel and yet fail to adequately express our high opinion of his worth, integrity, his keen sense of honor and our great regret that he is leaving us.  



William Van Dyke of the Vaudette theatre of this city will furnish the music for a dance in Appleton tonight.

The war industries board after it had caused weekly newspapers all the trouble it could by its order to conserve paper and cut off all subscribers except those paid in advance has notified the weeklies that the order to conserve is rescinded as the amount of paper thus saved is not worth the bothering about. It would have been better if they would have looked into this before issuing the order in the first place.

December 13, 1918
President Wilson - Those senators who are seeking public favor by heckling the president while he is engaged in the extremely delicate task of reconciling many nationalities to the terms of a just peace will find themselves in poor business. It is even more important now than ever for statesmen to rise above partisanship and think only of the highest welfare of the country. The president has been a great moral leader, inspiring the whole world with his high ideals of government and citizenship.



Mr. John Brooks of Forest Junction received an announcement from the war department on November 30 that his son Gerhard of the American Expedition forces in France was reported as missing in action. This is the second loss which Mr. and Mrs. Brooks have sustained, their son Arnold having died in a hospital in England. A third son is still in France and as of now has passed through the war unharmed.

Superintendent of the City Utility J. O. Possum and his family have had a hard siege of the sickness, the father, mother and the children being all at the same time victims of the influenza. 



Jacob Coppus - Sad news was received Monday of the death of their son, Jacob by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Coppus of Little Chute in and official notice from Washington, D. C. The notice stated that their son, was killed in action on November 2. The grief-stricken parents are in hope that this notice may be untrue.





A Kaukauna boy who has sacrificed his life for his country’s service, Arthur Koenig, and now lies buried in French soil, the pretty story  related that in order to spare his parents any anxiety on his account while he was in France he represented in his letters home that he was engaged in Y. M. C. A. work where he was perfectly safe. As a matter of fact, the young hero was at that moment  serving in the front-line trenches and “going over the top” risking his life in the performance of his duty. Arthur Koenig’s “white lie” stands vastly to his credit typifying the spirit of the American boys in Europe whose letters show to a marked love of home.

December 27, 1918
Corporal Joseph Schoemer arrived home from Camp Zachary, Ky. Schoemer says that at Camp Taylor there are some 15,000 colored Infantry troops. They make excellent Infantry men and take great pride in becoming perfect in their work. “You should see them while on dress parade” how perfect their alignment, not an inch out of line. All the commissioned officers are white men and they speak in highest praise of the colored troops and their fighting qualities are almost on a par with the best white troops that have ever been sent “over the top”.



Friday, December 7, 2018

Time Machine Trip to December 1908


By Lyle Hansen
 December 4, 1908
The Kaukauna Fibre Company’s plant which has been closed down for nearly two years on account of the building of the new electric power plant will be in full operation by the first of next week. The acid department was started up this week as well as some of the other departments, but it will be two or three days before all the machinery is running. The plant was given a general overhauling and is now in better condition than ever.

Foreman Louis Servaes has a crew of men at work for the government building new gates for the locks at the dry dock yards. The gates at the third and fourth locks have become so badly worn over the years that they were beyond further repairs.

The local saloon keepers who were arrested last month with having gambling devices in the form of slot machines in their business have plead guilty in municipal court in Appleton and paid their fines. Judge Ryan immediately issued orders to the sheriff to destroy the four confiscated machines.

December 11, 1908
According to a Menasha dispatch, mill owners are using 100 percent of the normal water for the first time in the last six months. Recent heavy storms have added to the supply in Lake Winnebago and all the mills between Menasha and Green Bay have resumed operations for the first time since the supply was cut.

A freight train was derailed at Sheboygan Tuesday night damaging ten cars to such an extent that half of them had to burn to clear the track.



North bank Fox River Kaukauna

The desertions in the Army had dropped to 4.6 % of the enlisted men. In 1907 the rate was 5.6 % and in 1906 the rate was 7.4%.  The highest rate was Troop G of the 14th Cavalry which was 21.18%.  The total strength of the Army not including the hospital corps numbers 78,166.  As result of the riding tests ordered by President Roosevelt nineteen officers were placed on the retirement list.

The Kaukauna Building and Loan Association has for the past twenty years been holding out the opportunity to those who have encumbrances on their homes to get out of debt. Their plan of paying off the debt by small regular monthly payments has helped hundreds of people by getting homes of their own and by wiping out all debts against them.

The Wisconsin Traction, Light, Heat and Power Company issued an order that the inside doors of the interurban cars must remain closed. The rule was made to do with the fact that ladies are annoyed by gentlemen smoking on the platforms and that the smoke fills the cars. It is doubtful the ladies that were offended were from Kaukauna.

December 18, 1908
The front of Mulford's clothing store has been illuminated with electric light bulbs and attracts considerable attention.

A paper with some value as well as age was laid upon my desk at the Kaukauna Times last Saturday. The newspaper was published in Kingston N.Y. and was dated January 4, 1800. The paper contained the obituary of George Washington. It also briefly reviewed the proceedings of congress under the administration of President John Adams.  The little paper was well preserved, and the owner stated it is for sale if a person is interested.  I will have it on my desk for review at this office for any interested person.

The city of Kenosha is financially embarrassed or to be more exact “broke”. The First National Bank has consented to carry the city to the end of the year. It is estimated the city will be forced to borrow $10,000 to meet demands to the end of the year.

December 25, 1908
Little Chute - Nic Schommer sold his hotel and saloon building this week to Peter Watery, a farmer of the town of Freedom, who will take possession January 1. The building is quite large and is located at the head of Depot Street near the Chicago and Northwestern station. The sale was for cash, $7,000. Nic will go back to his old skill of building wagons. John Verstegen, who owns one of the principal buildings on Main Street, in which he conducted a furniture and shoe store, sold out to John Gloudeman.  Mr. Gloudeman will continue the run the business at the same stand.

It was announced at Washington that President Roosevelt’s hunting trip to South Africa is not to be a private enterprise.  He will lead an expedition outfitted by the Smithsonian Institution.  The President will pay his own way on the trip along with his son Kermit.



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Time Machine Trip to December 1948


By Lyle Hansen

December 1, 1948
Miss Marjorie Phillips, Kaukauna, who recently enlisted in the Women’s Army corps, will leave for Camp Lee, Virginia on December 10 where she will begin her training.

December 3, 1948



Harold Engerson, Kaukauna’s acting police chief since May, was officially appointed chief of the police force last week, according to the police and fire commission. Engerson had assumed the duties as chief in May upon the resignation of James McFadden. Engerson has been with the police force in Kaukauna since January 4, 1928.









Mrs. Marie Paschen, who had served Kaukauna restaurant-goers for the last 40 years, will retire from business today. She had sold her popular eating place located on east Second street to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Neshbour of Menasha.








December 15, 1948
Military rite for Lieutenant Urban Henry Klister, 29, Wrightstown, who was killed on October 14, 1943 in the European Theatre of War, were held Monday morning at St. Paul’s Catholic church, Wrightstown. Electric City post No. 3319 Veterans of Foreign Wars, post No. 41 American Legion and the Urban Klister American Legion post of Wrightstown were in charge of military ceremonies. Lt. Klister’s casketed remains arrived at Greenwood funeral home Saturday morning. A military escort met the train and accompanied the body to the funeral home. Klister entered military service May 16, 1941. He transferred to the air corps in August 1942 as a bombardier.

More than a thousand children crowed into the Civic auditorium for the Kiddie’s Christmas party Saturday afternoon. Highlight of the festivity was the appearance of Santa Claus. He mingled among the wide-eyed children and answered their questions.

December 29, 1948
Using a sharp left hook as the clincher, Phil Zwick made his pugilistic “comeback” a roaring success with a knockout victory over Ronnie Cannon in 50 seconds of the fourth round last Thursday night in Oshkosh. Zwick weighted 125, Cannon, 128, for the scheduled ten round affair, attended by a packed house of wildly cheering fans. One of the biggest sports stories of the year was the "never say die" attitude of Kaukauna famed boxer Phil Zwick, who, on three occasions this year, stepped into the ring to prove that he is not through as a boxer. In spite of the fact that he suffered what can justly be called the worst defeat of his colorful boxing career, and even though some have labeled him as the "old man from Kaukauna", Zwick being over 40, no true boxing fan, including the "big-wigs" in the profession can dare say that the much traveled veteran is "washed up." Zwick registered a number of knockouts himself, showing nothing less than the brilliance he displayed years ago, when he traveled around the world fighting bouts, and usually winning, against champions of other nations. Phil Zwick isn't about to hang up the gloves yet.


Cliff Hinkens All-Conference forward last season and third highest scorer in the N.E.W. circuit, is currently pacing the offensive tactics of Coach Asher Shorey’s Galloping Ghost cagers. The speedy sharp-shooter has compiled 76 points in the Kaws’ seven games to date for an average of nearly 11 points per game.

The annual Holiday dance sponsored by the Kaukauna High School Alumni association will be held tonight at the Nitingale Ballroom with music by Jimmy Jones and is orchestra from Appleton. This affair is held each year during the holiday season to enable former Kaukauna High School students attending colleges.

The Van Dyn Hoven Service station at the northern end of Lawe Street was robbed of $23 and a few cigarettes sometime Monday night. The thieves gained entry by breaking a rear window.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Time Machine Trip to December 1899


By Lyle Hansen

December 1, 1899
This has been opening week at the Kaukauna public library and many a home is now enjoying the benefits of this excellent institution. The Kaukauna public library is now opened from 2 to 5:30 each afternoon and from 7 to 9 o'clock in the evening; also Saturday mornings from 9 to 12.

Bowling Green, Ky., - Out of a population of 1,800 persons 500 are down with smallpox.

Another collision occurred Saturday night in the dark hole at the south end of the Lawe Street bridge in which two buggies came together and were quite badly smashed up. Fortunately, none of the occupants of either buggy were injured. This is the second accident that has happened in this dark hole within the past two months. The Times would suggest putting up a couple of common post lights.

The cigarette evil is growing in Kaukauna. Many boys who would attend Sunday school and are supposed to be as good as boys can be, are victims of the habit. While their parents offer fervent prayers in church on Sunday for the salvation of the world, their boys are out in some old shed engaged in consuming the “coffin nails”. Many a young active boy has sold his future for the questionable pleasure derived from the seductive cigarette.

December 8, 1899
The new pulp mill of Luther Lindauer on the Meade and Edwards water power, which has been built on the site of the old Union pulp mill, was started up Wednesday. Mr. Lindauer has entirely rebuilt the mill and a new building practically replaces the former structure, which is fitted with an entire new outfit of new and modern machinery.



December 15, 1899
The fittings of the fine new offices of the Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company were completed Saturday by the addition of electric chandeliers to all the rooms and a fine large roll-top desk to Mr. Thilmany's private office.

Maysville, Ky., Dick Coleman, the negro murderer of Mrs. Lashbrook, was taken from the officers by a mob of 1000 man and burnt at the stake. The mob was led by the husband of the victim. All that was possible was done by the Sheriff and guards to prevent the lynching, but in the face of such a large mob it was useless to attempt anything but deliver him up.



Casper, Wyo., - There is great excitement over a public whipping administered to the girls of the local high school by Prof. Bowden. Citizens petitioned the school board for the professor’s discharge.  The school board however upheld schoolmaster.

Eighty men went down into the tunnel at the Carbon Hill Mining company in Carbonado, Wash., five hours later an explosion took place. More than thirty are now dead. 


December 22, 1899
While at work on the Second street sewer Thursday Dan Mulholland met with an accident in which he narrowly escaped being killed. A blast had just been sent off in the rock which is being blasted out and Mr. Mulholland had gone down to clear away some of the stone. One of the dynamite cartridges had failed to explode in the discharge and in moving the stone it was struck and went off throwing rocks fifty feet in the air.

HARPER Whiskey is rapidly becoming the national average. It's the one thing all parties agree upon, Republicans, Democrats, populists and even the Know nothing party, know one thing, the merits of HARPER Whiskey. Sold by D. J. Brothers Kaukauna.

A son was born Monday morning to Mrs. Joseph Wettingel, whose husband was killed a few months ago in the explosion at Wieckert’s mill.

December 29, 1899
As the days begin to lengthen the cold begins to strengthen.

Eleven children were burned to death, and a half a dozen injured in Quincy, Illinois, Friday afternoon. With a score of happy children on the stage in the auditorium of St. Francis Church school rehearsing for a Christmas entertainment, the garments of one of the children came in contact with a gas jet. In an instant the flames spread over her. The little ones screamed as the sisters hurried to the scene.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Time Machine Trip to November 1968


By Lyle Hansen
November 1, 1968
Social Security should be kept out of partisan politics if the system is to be preserved, Rep. John Byrnes said in Kaukauna Tuesday night. He serves on the committee to improve the Social security system. Proposals suggested by Democrat vice-president Humphrey that we revert the funds to the general fund to finance new benefits would lead to the destruction of Social Security.


The Kaukauna High School varsity football team named their most valuable and honorary season captains this week. The 1968 Galloping Ghosts finished the season with a 1-4-3 record for the year. Elected offensive captains for 1968 were junior Steve Dreier and senior Dave Bruehl. Defensive captains named were Don Heindl and Pat Brautigan.

November 6, 1968

The Hollandtown Golden Raiders closed their season in grand style Saturday by defeating Holy Innocence of Manitowoc 34-0. The Raiders finished the season undefeated with a 12-0 mark. 

Word from Vincent Rohlf, now residing in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, has been received announcing his retirement as President and General Manager of Badger Northland, Inc. Rohlf stated, “This concludes twenty years for the company that started with an idea and dream that created the great institution it is today.”

November 8, 1968
Postmaster Robert Grogan today issued a reminder to all mailers of the change in postal rates for the Christmas season. The holiday mailings require a 6c stamp.


Kaukauna voters turned out in record numbers Tuesday and the majority voted Democratic. Kaukauna has a total of 5175 registered voters of whom 4613 voted. Republican Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States. He and his vice president Spiro Agnew will take office in January.


Bart Starr completed 10 of 18 passes last Saturday against Chicago – one for 50 yards to Carroll Dale. Elijah Pitts added 43 yards in 10 carries. The Packers lost to Chicago 13-10.

November 13, 1968
Cadet Stanley C. Plzak, of Kaukauna, a member of the Army ROTC was honored this week at the University of Wisconsin. Cadet Plzak was awarded the title of “Distinguished Military Student” by Colonel Edwin G. Pike, professor of Military Science. Cadet Plzak graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1965 and will be commissioned as second lieutenant in the Army upon completion of the ROTC program.

November 15, 1968
Little Chute’s new post office will be dedicated Sunday. The flag – one that has once flown over the Capital at Washington – will be raised by Postmaster Norbert Kilsdonk. The new post office was built under a new program where the building is privately owned and leased to the federal government.

November 20, 1968
Marine Lance Corporal James B. Ardinger, 20, of Kaukauna is serving with the Marine Observation Squadron-Two, a unit of the First Marine Aircraft Wing in Viet Nam.

The Kaukauna-Little Chute Chorus will perform tomorrow evening at the Kaukauna Civic Auditorium. Pictured front row are Ambrose Couillard, Ken Felton, Bill Zornow, Henry Hietpas, Jake Lamers, Ken Brighum, Joe Cappaert, Bob Jansen and Dick Hermsen. Second row, Father Mike Murphy, Bob Currie, Frank Knutzen, Gordon Vandenberg, Art Lamers, John Scherer, Jack Hermsen, Reuben Ott, Shelton Niquette, Clem Vandenberg and director Keith Eifler. Back row, Ray Schmidt, Bill Van Handel, Irv Van Handel, Pat Duffy, Bob Fischer, Rich Van Handel, Don Gehring, Gene Hammen, Dodge Bruch and Harold Vandenberg. 

Michael J. Baisch is the lone Kaukaunan to report for the two years active duty in the U. S. Army for the Outagamie County draftees for November.

The drug problem that is growing in the nation as well as the state of Wisconsin had found its way into the Fox Valley area and Kaukauna, according to a recent survey.

Oshkosh High School spoiled Kaukauna’s 1968-69 debut on its home floor Friday evening as they downed the Ghosts by a final 69-50 margin. Kaukauna’s Dave LaBorde, senior forward took the game scoring honors with a total of 21 points. Leon Franzke followed with 15 points. The Ghosts shooting just 35.4 from the floor contributed to the loss.

November 26, 1968
Lines at Parcel post windows will be shorter if Christmas gifts have the proper ZIP Code in the mailing address. Postmaster Robert Grogan reminded mailers that postage for a package is determined by the ZIP Code number.

November 28, 1968
The dedication at the new Combined Locks Post Office will take place Sunday, according to James R. Schroeder, postmaster. A flag that had flown over the nation’s capital will be raised of the new building. The Kimberly high school dance band will furnish the music for the event. 

The newest members of the Thilmany Quarter Century Club.





Saturday, November 24, 2018

Time Machine Trip to November 1928


By Lyle Hansen

November 1, 1928
If the expected 3000 votes are cast in Kaukauna on Tuesday and Al Smith received 1839 votes and Herbert Hoover receiving 1170 votes, then the straw vote taken by the Kaukauna Times will have been correct.

November 7, 1928
The Green Bay Packers, the pride of Northeastern Wisconsin, handed Tony Latone and his Pottsville Maroons a 26 to 14 walloping in one of the most thrilling frays ever played on the local gridiron.


     

With a total of 2852 votes in the election here yesterday, Kaukauna citizens made a modern balloting record. Smith carried Kaukauna, but Hoover won the national election.




Will Rogers Says - “They talk about a man not being a good citizen if he don’t vote. If everybody didn’t vote, then none of the candidates could be elected and that would be the end of politics and we could just go out and hire some good man to run the country.





November 9, 1928

The New York Yankees, crack pro grid team, will face the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay Sunday. A crowd of about 10,000 people is expected to attend the game. “Red’ Smith played with the Packers last year as guard and fullback will be on the field. Many Kaukauna fans will be cheering for him as he got his football training with the Kaukauna High School team before going to Notre Dame and then to the Packers. 

According to V. A. Hansen, manager of the Kaukauna telephone exchange, 18 new phones have been installed here the month of October. 

November 13, 1928
The Green Bay Packers tied the New York Yankees 0 to 0 Sunday. The Packers are in third place with 4 wins 2 losses and 2 ties. Frankford holds first with Providence in second. Behind the Packers are the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Detroit, Chicago Cardinals, Pottsville, New York Yankees and Dayton.

A march starting from Wisconsin Avenue and ending with a parade up and down the football field at the Kaukauna ball park. The participants were Joseph “Doty” Bayorgeon, who bet on Al Smith for presidency, and Alfred “Bud” Wagnitz, who places his wager on Hoover. We know who lost. To pay his wager, Bayorgeon was forced to wheel Wagnitz in a wheelbarrow, Wagnitz carrying a sign, “I bet on Hoover” and Bayorgeon carrying a sign “I bet on Smith”. Bayorgeon was dressed in a bathing suit, wore hip boots, and had a straw hat perched on his head.

St. Mary’s school of De Pere, considered the best among the grade schools of that city, proved to be little opposition for the fast-going Holy Cross eleven of Kaukauna on Saturday when the team clashed on the De Pere gridiron, the locals winning 37 – 0.

November 16, 1928

Robert Grogan, who with Paul Casey divided the quarterback duties on the 1928 championship team of the Kaukauna High School was elected captain of the 1929 squad. He succeeds Marvin Miller as fullback and captain of this year’s squad. The 1928 squad won the championship of the Northeastern Wisconsin Interscholastic conference of the second consecutive year. The Kaukauna team had a 6-0 season.






Ten years ago, the world was delirious in its joy at the conclusion of the titanic blood carnival that had convulsed civilization. It is well to reflect, once again on the struggle into which the United States was drawn into the bloody taste of war. Let us recall the sacrifice made by so many of our young men. No better memorial could be rendered to their memory than active steps to prevent such an outbreak from afflicting the world in the future. 



November 20, 1928
Formation of the Kaukauna Credit association has been completed here. The organization will be incorporated as a non-profit sharing corporation and will work with merchants and professional men in the city. 

November 27, 1928
Where there’s a will there’s a way!  Two local youths made their way to Madison Saturday, hitchhiking their way to the scene of the University of Wisconsin – Minnesota football game. When they got there, they found no tickets available. But the will showed up and behold not long after the local lads were inside selling balloons at the game.

November 30, 1928
The Green Bay Packers lost the toughest kind of a game to the Frankford Yellowjackets here Thursday by the score of 2 to 0 before a crowd of 8000 fans. A pass from center which sailed over Lewellen’s head early in the first quarter gave the Yellowjackets two points via the safety route.