Monday, March 25, 2019

Boys Under 16 Out After 10 p.m. Can be Cited to Appear for Trial, March 25, 1919

From The Commonwealth, Scotland Neck, N.C., March 25, 1919

Notice to the Boys

There has been a tendency on the part of the boys of the town to disregard the curfew ordinance which requires all boys under 16 to be off the streets after 10 o’clock at night, unless they can show they have the consent of their parents to be out on some mission for them.

It has been a recent tendency for boys to hang around the theatre after the show and, upon the least trivial excuse, be on the streets until midnight.

In the interest of order, and for the sake of the boys who appear to be in danger, the chief of police has been instructed to cite them to appear for trial and to release on their own recognizance such boys who cannot give him a satisfactory account of themselves and the reason for them being out after the hour of 10 o’clock.

--R.G. Shackell, Mayor

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