History: Krueger, Leslie--Avoiding the Draft
Contact: Dee Zimmerman
Email: ldzimm@tds.net

The Krueger Case

The Clark County Press; Neillsville, WI; July 1918 (excerpt for the "The Good Old Days" Column compiled by Dee Zimmerman for the July 2, 2003 edition).

Clark County Sheriff Hewett was up in the north end of the county last week making a casual effort to locate Leslie Krueger, of the town of Longwood. Krueger was drafted into; the army and had been called to go to camp Grant with the last contingency, which went there, but he failed to show up on the day set and has since left for parts unknown. Louis Krueger, a brother of Leslie, beat the draft also by taking French leave and the authorities are now on the look-out for both boys. Theirs is a very serious and ill-advised act, for the penalty will hold over them until after the War. Sometime in the future they will pay the penalty for slacking their duties.



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