Tuesday, May 29, 2018

No Eating Out on the Lord's Day in High Point, 1914

“Sunday Selling Ordinance” from the May 28, 1914, issue of The High Point Review

Be it ordained by the City Council that it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to conduct or keep open any restaurant, lunch counter, café, refreshment stand, or similar place within the limits of the city, or within one mile thereof on the Lord’s Day—commonly called Sunday—except such places are also kept open and conducted as restaurants, cafes, or similar places on all the other days of the week.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this ordinance shall pay a fine of $10.00 for each offense.
This ordinance shall become effective on or after June 1st, 1914, and all other ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
--Fred N. Tate, Mayor

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