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Young Liquor Thieves Robbed of Their Loot

washerThe Summit Herald of October 6, 1931 reported that someone broke into a dental office and stole a piece of gold bridgework that the dentist had been working on. Mr. Edwin Knapp petitioned the Board of Health to reinstate his permit to keep chickens at his home. Two boys, aged 14 and 16, broke into a home on Kent Place Boulevard and stole about 30 bottles of whiskey. They drank some, and stored the rest in their garage, only to have the liquor stolen from them by some older boys who were in on the secret. 19-year-old Princeton University student Graham Reeves and his 16-year-old sister, Susan, were injured in a crash when the engine of the plane he was flying failed. They were taken to a hospital in Montclair, and were expected to recover. A couple inquiring at the Summit police station for "a place to get married" were permitted to use the police courtroom for that purpose. The ceremony was performed by a deacon visiting from out of state, who repeatedly commented that they didn't do things that way in Virginia.

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