It’s ‘Agin the Law’ to Sell Rum Here Without a License

Camden Courier-Post – February 11, 1933

Somebody opened a “store” at 15 South Fourth Street yesterday, without the formality of first obtaining a “soft drink license’.

Lieutenant Herbert Anderson and District Detectives Walter Smith and John Trout were the first customers. They entered the place after reading that chicken dinners could be purchased for 20 cents. But, according to police, “they didn’t find an egg” in the place.

But what they did find was an improvised bar, a quantity of whisky and several cases of home brew. They dumped the liquor, they said, and told the proprietor to “close up until he got a license.” They didn’t bother with the name.


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