Notes, Quotes, and Anecdotes
A collection of folksy historical stories based on actual city newspaper articles
Compiled and contributed by Ben Feld [1922-2011]
Ben Feld in his “scriptorium” 08 2008 Ken Riedl photo
Girls will be Girls
And Men will be Men
And Women will be Women
Ellen McDermott ["Crazy Nellie"]
Above collection preserved as file within Historical Society digitalization set as WHS_005_121
BOOK AND VIDEO RECORDING:
11 27 STAFF ASSOCIATE AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
The University of Chicago announced yesterday the nomination of Reuben A. Feld, principal of Schurz School, as candidate for an appointment as staff associate in the graduate school and department of education at the University of Chicago. During the two year period of this appointment, staff associates assume administrative degree. Mr. Feld is in the process of acquiring his masters degree in education administration at the University of Wisconsin.
Reuben Feld, principal of the Schurz School in Watertown, has been selected to appear with the Milwaukee Florentine Opera Co. in the organization’s summer concert series in Milwaukee known as “Music Under the Stars.” A true tenor, Mr. Feld is well known in local music circles. He is an active member of the choir of Immanuel Lutheran Church, and is president of the Watertown Municipal Chorus. At Valparaiso University, where he studied voice under Dr. Richard Schoenbohm, he was soloist with the University Choir. Most recently he appeared locally as the male lead in Curtain Club’s production of “Pajama Game.”
07 20 MAMMOTH CLASS REUNION PROJECT
Ben Feld is a 1940 graduate of Algoma High School. On July 27 he will make the trek back to Algoma for his 62nd annual reunion. He expects about 25 classmates from the 66 who graduated to be in attendance. This year Ben is bringing along a two-volume set of all the news items the Algoma Record Herald carried from Aug. 28, 1936, to June 14, 1940, that pertained to his class. Being a small weekly newspaper, school news was always given a good amount of space, and as a result, his compilation is over 290 pages in length. Ben said it took him a year and a half by using the Algoma paper's microfilm he received from an interlibrary loan program. Gradually he went through all of those papers, page by page.
02 24 GOLDEN OPTIONS VOLUNTEER
Reuben Feld of Watertown, whose volunteer service to St. Coletta’s in Jefferson was called “priceless” today by the facility’s officials, is retiring. Since 1998, Reuben, or “Ben,” as he prefers to be called, has been a faithful volunteer at Golden Options, an adult day services program of St. Coletta of Wisconsin. For the past 10 years Feld has faithfully logged over 100 hours at Golden Options presenting a monthly slide show of his travels across America and overseas. Feld credits his late wife, Ruth, for putting together the slide presentations that chronicle their world travels throughout the course of their lives. It almost appears a tribute to Ruth that these travels live on and bring pleasure to others as it did for them. The Felds traveled to Europe 12 times and organized and conducted tours throughout the United States, visiting all but four states. It is from these adventures that their stories come alive and are shared each month with his friends at Golden Options.
History of Watertown, Wisconsin