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Watertown Ski Club

 

1918

02 06       SKI CLUB WILL STAGE BIG TOURNAMENT HERE

Watertown plans to have a big ski tournament here Sunday.  It will be held on the slide of the Watertown Ski Club located on Richards Hill.  Noted professional and amateur champions of the United States will hold a joint tournament with the Watertown boys. . . .

 

The skiers are practically all Norwegians, representing some noted club here and abroad, who ski for the love of the sport and not for financial gain.

 

Alvin Wegemann, president of the Watertown Ski Club, is to be commended for bringing the men here.

 

The professionals will arrive here in time for the meet, which will probably start at 2 o’clock.  They will also give instructions to local skiers in the art of jumping.

 

Tentative plans have been made by the club here to make the slide longer so that a longer jump can be made.  The professionals will give the boys pointers on the construction and matters of general interest.  Those interested will have an opportunity to witness some real jumping Sunday.

 

The interurban cars stop near the slide and those attending will have an opportunity to leave any time they wish.

 

There will be no admission charged but a collection will be taken up to help defray expenses. . . . Watch for a record making event here and be sure to be present.    The Watertown News, 02 06 1918

 

1918

09 25       WANT ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF LOCAL SKI CLUB

Ski and toboggan enthusiasts take notice.

 

Those interested in these sports may now become associate members of the Watertown Ski club, receiving full benefit of the slide at only 50 cents. No age limit.

 

When the Watertown Ski club first came into existence through the interest and untiring efforts of W. R. Thomas and when it was taking its initiatory steps, it was slack in finance and slack in the moral support of many skiers.

 

Five boys and Mr. Thomas did most of the work.  They took great interest and worked hard at building up the slide.  When it was completed there were many outstanding accounts.  In order to meet these, more members were taken in.  In this manner and by the payment of monthly dues all financial obligations were cancelled.  The business men also are worthy of recognition for they made possible the money which is now on deposit.

 

This brief history of but few of the struggles and work which had to be met shows that there was some real work accomplished.  Now those same boys and Mr. Thomas are in service and are willing to allow others to profit and be benefited at their expense.  For the above reasons this opportunity should receive good support and be appreciated by followers of the ski and toboggan.

 

Those wishing to become members notify one of the following: W. R. Thomas, A. Wegemann, C. Stallmann, Oscar Wertheimer.    The Watertown News, 09 25 1918

 

 

 

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