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Subject: [Bklyn] Standard Union-March 12, 1931-News
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 22:26:51 -0500
Standard Union-March 12, 1931-News
POLICE CAPTAIN SMELLS LIQUOR
Capt. Tyree BACON, head of the Rockville Centre police force, was using his
eyes to watch firemen fighting a blaze at 376 Sunrise highway yesterday,
but his nose was devoted to smelling liquor which, it was found later, was
being distilled in a "vacant" house at 380 Sunrise highway.
Capt. BACON, when he smelled the bootleg-bouquet wafted on the air,
summoned help from MINEOLA, and the "vacant" house was raided.
In it were found eleven 500-gallon vats, a 500-gallon still and a
800-gallon still, 350 gallons of alcohol and quantities of brown sugar,
yeast and other paraphernalia for making liquor. There was no one in the
It was found the distillers had tapped gas and electric mains and were not
paying for fuel or power.
An underground tunnel led to an adjoining house, also "vacant."
The entertainment committee of The old Greenpointers met last night at the
Alpha Club, 138 Nassau avenue, and discussed the details for the annual
beefsteak party April 16. Richard WRIGHT, chairman of the committee, said
that nearly all of the tickets have been distributed. Good talent has been
engaged. Chairman WRIGHT reported that the recent ball held by the
organization was a social and financial success.
Transcribed for the Bklyn Info Pages by Kathy Jost-Shouse
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