News: Clark County Locals (July 1938)

Contact: Dee Zimmerman
Email: ldzimm@tds.net

----Source: Clark County News: July 1938 Compiled by Dee Zimmerman for her weekly column "The Good Ole Days" published July 16, 2003.

Clark County Sheriff Mats Madsen is on the trail of one or more fellows who traded a car to Arthur Gress for another one, which was found in Cunningham Creek along Highway 73 on Sunday and recovered by Gress. The car, which was traded to Gress, has been claimed by a Shawano dealer.

Three fellows tried to make a deal with the Welsh Chevrolet Co. but didn't succeed. Later, it was noticed that one of Welch's cars had been stolen. A fanner, living near Christie, reported losing a wallet with $50 in cash and valuable papers, the night of July 3 while watching the free acts on Sixth Street. Also, a woman said she lost $60. Wheeler Forman lost a wallet with $15, his driver's license and some receipts the afternoon of July 3. It is thought some St. Paul fellows sneaked in here and pulled the pickpocket stunt.

Two Twin City racketeers, who came in without permits and opened stands on Sixth Street, were chased out. One had a blanket stand with a gambling wheel on which a stool pigeon won $12, then a few others bit. However, a stand near the comer got quite a sum of money out of a farmer and a farmer's cream check before being discovered. The stand owner was chased out. Extra police and sheriff's deputies were put on duty and from then on, excellent order prevailed with no accidents.

 

 


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