#TBT Fined for Operating a Taxi Without Permit


!Header 10.20.1941

Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 20, 1941 (evening); p. 2, col. 5

fined-for-operating-taxi-without-permit-p2-col-5FINED FOR OPERATING TAXI WITHOUT PERMIT

SIOUX FALLS, Oct. 20 (AP) — Mrs. Jennie Hurd, Sioux Falls, was called a “wildcat operator” by the Judge who sentenced her to 30 days in jail and fined her $200 for operating a cross-country taxi service without a permit.

The state charged she operated regularly between Sioux Falls and Los Angeles as a common carrier without a public utilities commission permit.  Mrs. Hurd denied the charge, claiming she made only occasional trips and secured passengers to share expenses.

A group of railroad officials interested in the case attended the hearing here before Municipal Judge Ransom L. Gibbs, who told Mrs. Hurd the evidence showed she had been making a business of hauling passengers.

I purchased roughly 25 original issues of the Yankton (South Dakota) Press & Dakotan, dating from 1938 to 1946. I am systematically going through every issue and will be posting the articles that include the names of individuals. I am happy to email full-size scans of any article. Feel free to ask.

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Author: Jenny Lanctot

I have been working on my genealogy in earnest (albeit in fits and starts) since around 1990. My approach to my research has evolved exponentially since those days (read: I actually appear to know what I’m doing now), and I am enrolled in ProGen 24 on my way toward certification. I am a Paralegal in a small law firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I am the Editor of Southern Roots & Shoots, the quarterly publication of the Chattanooga Delta Genealogy Society.

Aside from work, blogging, and my genealogy research, in my spare time I like to … wait … I forgot, I don’t have any spare time. If I had ANY spare time, I would travel (for research) and write (about my research).

One thought on “#TBT Fined for Operating a Taxi Without Permit”

  1. Hey Jenny! Can you please sent me an email when you get this? I have been asked to write a blogiversary post for you for geneabloggers, but I can’t find an email contact for you. 🙂 I love your blog. It is really pretty, especially the header.

    Also, no worries if you’re too busy for blogging right now. Seriously, no pressure.

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