Beer pours into Owensboro – messenger-inquirer

The Evansville breweries have commandeered all the available tonnage on the lower Ohio River to ship their beer out of Southern Indiana metropolis before the expiration of the ten-day limit. The dry law went into effect in Indiana on April 2. The breweries are not allowed to sell or ship beer after April 12. As a result thousands of cases of beer have been shipped out of Evansville. A very large amount has been bought by the Owensboro saloons. Every available foot of storage space has been taken here for the beer. Every boat landing at the levee for the last ten days has been loaded with cases of beer. It is believed that there is enough of the amber fluid now on hand in Owensboro to supply the local beer drinkers.

• April 9, 1918, in police court Judge Pinkston assessed a fine of $25 on W.W. Owsley, of Louisville, who ran his automobile into a buggy driven by Joe Goodwin, corner of Fifth and Frederica streets Saturday night. He was charged with fast and reckless driving. Owsley pleaded guilty to the charge. It is said he was trading at least forty-five miles an hour. Goodwin and two young women were injured and the buggy demolished.

• April 10, the third annual convention of the B. Y. P. U. will open Thursday evening at the Third Baptist Church with President C. S. Leavell in the chair and following an address of welcome by Miller Holland. There will be special music and an address by Professor L. P. Leavell and a reception to delegates who will attend from all parts of the state. The programs have been prepared with a view of being helpful to the some of the best talent

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