Sunday, November 17, 2019

Police Show Up at Church To Remind Congregation About Parking, Nov. 14, 1919

From The Independent, Elizabeth City, N.C., Friday, Nov. 14, 1919

Police Get After Autoists in Church. . . Break Up Practice of Parking Automobiles on Both Sides of Streets at Churches

The appearance of a policeman in uniform at the First M.E. Church South in this city Sunday morning created something of a sensation when the word spread that he was after those who had violated the traffic laws by parking their cars on both sides of the street in front of the church. No arrests were made. The police served notice on the congregation thru the pastor that no arrests would be made in this instance, but that arrests would follow if the Methodist brethren don’t conform to the laws. It has been customary to park cars on both sides of the street in front of churches and the police served notice Sunday that not even church goers would be exempt from the new traffic laws requiring automobilists to park on one side of the street only.

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