Turcheneske, John Anthony / The Ku Klux Klan in northwestern Wisconsin
Chapter 6: Incident at Northline, pp. 93-119 PDF (8.8 MB)
118 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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