Sunday, April 27, 2014

The way we were....57 years ago in South Florida

From the Miami News, April 28, 1957....

Cops in Miami Beach inaugurated a new program to engrave hub caps with identification numbers which they hoped would put a dent in "the tremendous traffic in stolen caps."

Miami News, April 28, 1957. 

Over in Hialeah Gardens, the police chief denied that he and his four patrolmen were running a speed trap on Okeechobee Road.

This despite the fact that 93% of the tiny town's income for the preceding 12 months was collected from traffic fines, according to the Miami News.

The News also reported that one unlucky guy caught in the town's speed trap "was forced to sell his car to a Hialeah Gardens policeman for $35 in order to pay a traffic fine."

On the letters page, the News printed a plea from Susan Wright. 

Record store owner Mike Spector supplied the News with a list of the week's top ten records.

And in 1957, News editors quaintly referred to movies as "moving pictures."

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