Teenagers go into robbery to fund their craps habits – Greeley Tribune

100 years ago, for the third week of March 1922, from the pages of the Greeley Tribune-Republican newspaper:

The Eaton Soup Kitchen, run by the Weld County government, provides free meals to children and adults in need. The cost to the county is only 12 cents per meal.

There have been many robberies and robberies by young teenagers in Greeley this year. The police discovered that the teenagers needed money to play craps.

One hundred thousand pounds of split beans are stored in a warehouse here, in preparation for shipment to Armenia. The beans have retained their nutritional value and will make a good soup.

Streetlights along 8th Avenue are extended an additional three blocks. This will make the downtown area glow white at night.

Letter: Weld County Jail needs an inmate work room. This way the farmers could bring their beans to the building and the prisoners would have to sort them. It would save the county money.

Two Greeley men were arrested early Saturday morning for a fight at Rex’s restaurant. One was a customer, the other the chef of the restaurant. Each was fined $25, and the judge at the hearing told police they should have arrested all of the restaurant goers as well.

Sunday, March 12 has been designated National Temperance Day across the country. On that day, 20 million children will study in their churches the benefits of banning alcoholic beverages.

Editorial: “And, for our part, there are times when we would rather face the music than pay the fiddler.

The Bradfield Oil Company donated 1,000 gallons of oil to the city to spray pools and lakes in Greeley. It is believed that the oil will kill mosquitoes which are definitely coming this spring and summer.

Windsor schools and citizens will open new classes for non-citizens. They will be called classes of Americanization.

The junior class reception will be held at the Eaton Gym on Saturday. Six freshman girls with the highest grades for classes this year will be honored to work as maids.

A little boy found a bike he liked in the window of a downtown bike shop. He said to the owner, “If you keep this bike until I’m old and have the money, I’ll buy it from you.”

— 100 Years Ago is drawn from the original pages of the Greeley Tribune, the Weld County Republican, and when they merged, the Greeley Tribune-Republican. Questions or comments can be sent to [email protected]

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