FOUND IN CEMETERY
fully equipped whisky making plant established in a thoroughly
appointed underground room in a cemetery is reported as the latest
find of Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs. The officers said they
found forty gallons of corn whisky hidden in the mounds of nearby
graves and a fifty-gallon barrel of wine was found buried in
the floor of a garage in rear of a house adjoining the cemetery,
which is in South Dallas.
4, 1924, Dallas Morning News, p. 1, col. 3.
The raid was conducted Wednesday
night by Deputy Sheriffs R. S. Carter, O. J. Fleeman, R. E. Sypert
and G. S. Payne.
The whisky making plant, they said,
was walled and sealed with pine boards and equipped with electric
lights, an electric fan and gas and sewage connections. They
said the operators had obtained these services by "cutting
in" on mains and wires.
Plainclothes Policemen A. W. Tedford
and J. W. Hitt, Wednesday night, captured twenty-five half gallon
fruit jars of whisky, which they found in an automobile in East
Dallas. The automobile was taken in charge and one man arrested
and lodged in the city jail.
Deputy Sheriffs Carter, Ed Castor
and Sypert, Wednesday afternoon, took in custody what county
officers call a "parlor still."
The plant consisted of a two-gallon
aluminum boiler with a small copper coil attached, which was
fitted into the wooden jacket of an ice cream freezer. The officers
said that 200 gallons of grape mash were destroyed during this
raid. They asserted the still was found at Irving, Dallas County.
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