Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
The 1940's, pp. 123- PDF (4.5 MB)
A HISTORY OF NEENAH Chamber at that time were: President, Walter Werner; 1st Vice President, S. N. Pickard; 2nd Vice President, Rudolph Lotz; Secre- tary, Don Colburn; Treasurer, Elmer Schultheis; Directors: Clark Harris, Gus Kalfahs, S. F. Shattuck, Ed Christoph, Alvin Schmutz, Otto Lieber, Vern Snyder, M. W. Schalk, and Robert Brooks. Community Council The first meeting of the Council of Social Agencies was held in Neenah in 1940, organized to educate and to promote sound health and welfare projects for the betterment of the citizens of the com- munity. It became a Community Chest agency in 195i, and two years later changed its name to Neenah-Menasha Community Council. Significant QAdvances Neenah employees were going to work at the new offices and carton factory addition of Marathon Corporation on River Street, Menasha. The same year the First Evangelical Church, on the corner of Bond Street and West Forest Avenue, was remodeled and an addition built, so that the parish was able to dedicate a "new" church upon comple- tion of the work. This church, in 1946, was to change its name to First Evangelical United Brethren Church, as the Evangelical and United Brethren churches united. Among the highlights of 1941 were the purchase of the assets of the Whitmore Machine and Foundry Company by the Marathon Cor- poration, and the establishment of it as the company's machine division; the liquidation of the debt of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Division Street, Neenah; the completion of the laboratory building and water plant of the Bergstrom Paper Company, of Neenah; the organization of Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, on the northwest side of Neenah, as a mission church of Trinity Lutheran Church, located on Oak Street. Industrial expansion There was some wartime industrial expansion, made possible be- cause it contributed to the war effort. The J. W. Hewitt Machine 132
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