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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.

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