Bootleg Ring's Hideout Had More tricks than a dime thriller John Robinson Trial 1937 p 1

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Bootleg Rings Hideout Had More Trick Devices Than Dime Thriller Elaborate System of Secret Rooms, Trap Doors and Warning Signals Uncovered in Raid on Giant Still. ' AN elaborate system of secret compartments, trap doors, warning signals and exits, shielding a $50,000 liquor still, the largest ever seized in Manitoba, was described by Corporal J. H. Sherwood, R.C.M.P, in provincial police court, Thursday afternoon, as Magistrate T. J. Murray opened the preliminary trial of John Robinson, charged with Illegal possession under the Dominion Excise Act. Pleading not guilty, Robinson elected trial by jury. He was represented represented by M. D. Spivak, while S. Hart Green, K.C., appeared for the crown. Slept on Premises Robinson and Fred Carter were arrested Dec. 9, . 1936, when R.C.M.P. raided the huge sUll at the old Gordon, Ironside and Fares packing plant, 1Q05 Logan ave, believed, with its potential daily production of 600 gallons of proof spirits, to be the principal source of supply to bootleggers in Greater Winnipeg. Describing the raid on that occasion. occasion. Corporal Sherwood told of finding a sytem of bell signals used Budd. Holland 11. Luptoo. Olantti g. In the plant to warn of the approach approach of intruders; of well - equipped equipped equipped sleeping quarters and kitchen, cleverly concealed on the third floor of the building; and of several secret rooms, reached by hidden trapdoors, behind which the alcohol alcohol was manufactured. Sugar and Ysast In one secret room which he and his men found by crawling through a trap under one of the beds in the concealed living quarters, there were 53 100 - pound sacks of sugar; large quantities of yeast, and 300 empty sacks which, when full, would each contain 130 pounds of sugar. In other secret rooms were, six huge 6,000 - gallon vats in which they found "sugar - mash," the pre - Continued on Page 11, No. 2 Unity in Diversity! Tribune readers form a close - knit compact body of kindred spirits. Not that they think alike; on the contrary, their opinions are extraordinarily different. All unite, however, to recognise recognise earnest endeavors to present a newepapar fully alert to the needs of today's Intelligent reader. You, too, will like TODAY'S ertlmur "t great newsptpet, growing greater." i 1 ' ' j

Clipped from The Winnipeg Tribune19 Feb 1937, FriPage 1

The Winnipeg Tribune (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)19 Feb 1937, FriPage 1
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