Four articles dealing with Prohibition and blind pigs in Detroit; "Sordid", "Emmons", "All Right Below", "Bowles" in "The Onlooker" Vol. XI No. 1 March 1930

E.G. Pipps: Detroit, 1930. Paperback. Very Good. Item #22-4846

11 x 8.5", printed stamped wraps, 20pp. Covers (first and last pages) are soiled, creased, have edge tears, rear cover has a cancelled one cent stamp, address label (H.A. Montgomery 18695 Parkview, he was the current Wayne County Clerk), contents creased with light toning. The articles, some are brief: "Sordid" the Detroit Police superintendent was traveling by rail with pals to Canada to go fishing and was stopped by the Canadian police who confiscated the Detroiters' illegal booze, "Emmons" deals with the reelection promise of Mayor Bowles to close all blind pigs (originally, only the ones near schools would be shut down), and "Below" starts with a diatribe on the lawbreaking bootleggers and blind pigs, and goes to praising autoworkers for spending money on homes instead of the now closed saloons. "Bowles" deals with a judge telling the jury to find a woman guilty for selling hard liquor. Other articles on taxes, rising prices, autoworkers, cancer, Detroit authors etc. E.G. Pipp was editor and publisher of "The Onlooker" and was the former editor of the "Dearborn Independent". FRAGILE. Extremely SCARCE publication.

Price: $45.00

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