Bio: Behrens, Edwin, Mrs. (1949)

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Surnames: Behrens

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12/29/1949

Behrens, Edwin, Mrs. (29 DEC 1949)

If you don’t believe there is a Santa Claus, why just ask Mrs. Edwin Behrens, route 1, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), about it. She will quickly dispose of any doubts you may have as she did any she had heretofore possessed.

The reason being is that Saturday Santa drove right into her farm yard and delivered her a brand new electric Crosley Shelvador refrigerator, direct from the Will Implement Co. Santa was in the person of Mr. Will himself and his "Brownie" helper, Ralph Miller.

A little more than a month ago, Mr. Will announced a contests sponsored by his firm, the winner of which would be given free a Crosley Shelvador refrigerator for the best completion of this sentence: "I should be given a Crosley Shelvador electric refrigerator free because ….". The entries were judged for their sincerity, originality and aptness of thought, by judges Mrs. A. W. Leahy, A. H. Schulze and J. R. Barager.

A transcription of the presentation of the award was made direct from the home Saturday and rebroadcast over the Medford station at 4 p.m. The Behrens didn’t know that they were among the 10 top bests until she read it in the Owen Enterprise Friday morning, and then didn’t know of their good fortune until the Will Implement Company’s truck drove into their farm yard about six miles south of Withee, Saturday morning.

The Behrens had an old type refrigerator. Three years ago they purchased the farm on which they reside, after having rented it for 11 previous years. They have three children, one daughters ia freshman in the Greenwood school system, a boy attending the Longwood State Graded school and a four year old son, David, at home.

The 10 best entries were received from Mrs. Wm. Franz, Owen, Mrs. Edward Martin, Owen, Mrs. C. E. Harris, route 1, Withee, Mrs. Elvie Wenzel, Owen, Mrs. Edwin Behrens, route 1, Owen, Mrs. Arnold Truman, Owen, Mrs. Vivian Gauerke, route 2, Owen, Mrs. Harvey Rosenquist, Withee, Mrs. Harvey Rosenquist, Withee; Mrs. Joe Kowalkewski, route 2, Owen, and Mrs. Victor Grube, route, 1, Owen.