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Turcheneske, John Anthony / The Ku Klux Klan in northwestern Wisconsin
([1971])

Chapter 6: Incident at Northline,   pp. 93-119 PDF (8.8 MB)


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put over to the March term. 
In November, the County Claims Commission was 
approached with a claim of $1987 for the loss of the Klan tent. This was
said to be the biggest item before the 
Claims Commission.74  The Commission, composed of N. E. Fra2aer, J. T. Harley
and Elmer Afdahl, dissallowed the claim. As to the rationale behind its action,
the 
Commission stated that it was a matter for the courts to hendle.75 
The Klan riot case did not reach the Circuit Court 
for the Spring Term of 1927. In the interest of a peaceful settlnemt of the
case, Spencer Haven put in an appearance before the St. Croix County Board
wich convened a special session on Saturday, May seventh. Haven said that
the Catholics had subscribed five hundred dollars to this end. Various Hudson
businessmen contributed a total of four hundred dollars. It was Haven's belief
that, if the County were to contribute five hundred dollars, the case would
be settled out of court.76 
The County Board acceded to this request with the 
claim being charged to the next year's tax receipts. One 
74Baldwin Bulletin, NTovember 26, 1926, p. 1. 
75New Richmond Yeis, Yovember 26, 1926, p. 1. 
76Hudson Star Obserer, May 12, 1927, p. 1. 


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