Bail fixed for two arrested as still found. Fred Carter and Joe Robinson defended by M.D. Spivak
- In - It BAIL FIXED FOR TWO ARRESTED AS STILL FOUND BaU of $2,000 each was deposited today to obtain the release of Fred Carter and Joe Robinson, two men arrested by R.C.M.P. early Wednes day morning when a giant still was seized In the premises formerly occupied by Gordon, Ironside and Fares, Logan ave, west of Arling ton st Carter and Robinson win appear in provincial police court Thursday, December 17. . The still, which had been In op eration nearly a year, was the biggest biggest ever seised In Manitoba. It had a capacity of 700 to 800 gallons of alcohol dally, and had been the principal source of supply to bootleggers bootleggers in Greater Winnipeg. It was owned by five men, who for years have controlled th local supply of illicit alcohol. These men are known to the police but have never been arrested, although many of their employes hav paid heavy fines or served jail sentences. "This is a tough time to knock over the big plant," a well - known Winnipeg bootlegger said today. It s b:en a tough summer for us and we figured on cleaning up be tween now and the end of th Greek Christmas holiday about the middle of January. 'The big fellows were turning out good alcohol. The still was fixed with a rectifur and turned out better stuff than could be made In the small stills on farms. It should be a good thing for the gov ernment, because we won't be able to get in new stock in time for th holidays." Estimates of the value of the still run as high as $50,000. Monthly Monthly consumption of coke fuel was five tons, and police are still In vestigating the source of the enor mous supply of sugar needed to turn out thousands of gallons of alcohol. M. D. Splvak Is representing Carter and Robinson. . 9.