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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

World War I

At that time, the term of oifice was for two years. Mequon
was and is the second largest 4th class city in the State of
Franklin D. Roosevelt, a democrat, opposing Herbert Hoover,
a republican, was elected as president and took office in
Jan. 1933.
All the town officials were reelected to their respective
offices, excepting Oscar Milbrath, who was defeated by Werner
Mueller. hr. Milbrath was very cative in the 1933 farmer's
milk strike.
At the meeting of the Town Board in April of 1937, Mr. Rank
Aothe made a motion to increase the salary of the Town Clerk
from $800. to $1000.  This motion was seconded and passed.
1933 was a dark and dreary year for the president elected,
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Due to the stock market collapse,
and the bank depositors all clamoring for their money, he was
forced to close all the banks in the country. This left many
people with little or no money to purchase the necessities
of day to day living. However, Thiensville Bank depositors
only had to wait several days and its doors were opened to
do business. But while it helped some, it did not solve the
problem. Many people were left without work or a job and
were forced to seek relief from the Town. Work was so
scarce that mechanics such as carpenters and masons gladly
accepted .35 for an hour wages.

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