Skidmore, Missouri Ordinance No. 55

We are relieved to know that those responsible for the moral welfare of Skidmore, Missouri were on the ball (so to speak) in 1906 when it came to the dangers of bowling. Here’s Ordinance 55, as published in the July 5, 1906 Skidmore New Era on page 1:

Ordinance No. 55.
An Ordinance regulating Bowling Alleys.
Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Skidmore as follows:
Sec. 1. No person shall within the corporate limits of the City of Skidmore, set up, keep or use or permit to be set up, kept or used on premises belonging to or under his control any Bowling Alley, Ten Pin Alley, or Ball Alley of any kind and used for playing games upon without first procuring a license therefor, for which license shall be paid the sum of twenty dollars, and further shall be subject in all respects to the requirements of Chapter 16, being an ordinance of this City adopted June 10, 1901.
Adopted July 2, 1906.
W. R. Linville, Mayor.
E. M. Stokes, City Clerk.

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