EIGHTY YEARS AGO: Federal prohibition officers have raided a huge still located in Hanover Township over in Allamakee County. The still was reportedly capable of producing upwards of 500 gallons of alcohol per day. Two men and two women were picked up in connection with the raid. All the alcohol and mash were dumped, with the exception of what was necessary to take in for evidence. All the equipment also was destroyed, along with a crude sign, which read, "no trespassing allowed on this farm." The still had been in operation the past six months. Several auto loads of folks from Decorah traveled over to Waukon to view the scene of the outlaw distillery.
...A speaker was at the local high school last week to talk on the subject "Does Crime Pay?" He is a reformed convict and he appealed to all the girls and boys to keep away from the pool halls and the dance halls, saying they are real breeding places for crime. Parents are urged to keep their youngsters close to home and away from these local places of ill-repute.
...An interesting program is being planned at Luther College in honor of the 450th birthday of Martin Luther.
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