The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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April 28, 2014

IN South Bend It is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette

- — 1. Gary: Within four hours of eating garlic, a person may not enter a movie house, theater, or ride a public streetcar.

2. Grocery stores may not sell any type of cold liquor.

3. Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.

4. If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.

5. In Gary, Ind., persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.

6. In Indiana it is illegal to sell laughing gas with the intent to induce laughter.

7. In South Bend, Indiana, it is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.

8. It is against the law to pass a horse on the street.

9. It is illegal in Elkhart, Indiana, for a barber to threaten to cut off a youngster's ears.

10. It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks.

11. Terre Haute: No one may spit on the sidewalk.

12. It is illegal for barbers to threaten to cut off kid's ears.

13. It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday.

14. Liquor stores may not sell milk.

15. Men are prohibited from standing in a bar.

16. Monkeys are forbidden to smoke cigarettes in South Bend.

17. Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.

18. No one may catch a fish with his bare hands.

19. One man may not back into a parking spot because it prevents police officers from seeing the license plate.

20. Pedestrians crossing the highway at night are prohibited from wearing tail lights.


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