Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 29, 1963 · Page 7
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 7

Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, July 29, 1963
Page 7
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Sf of es Curtail Sunday Retail Sales By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Several states tightened restraints on Sunday retail business this 'year, increasing restrictions on such large stores as discount houses and adding to the cra/y- quilt pattern of so-called "blue laws." The changes apparently reflect growth of the huge discount outlets—the most frequent targets of these laws—and effects of a 1901! Supreme Court decision upholding ' several Sunday closing statutes. | A survey by the Associated | Press showed legislalures in at least 18 stales considered Sunday closing bills. In most cases they were aimed at restricting, rather than closing, Sunday commercial activit'y. Lawmakers in at least four four states, all in the Midwest, adopted sweeping proposals this year to restrict Sunday sales. The new laws in Ncpraska, Missouri and Kansas provide a variety of exemptions such as the "Mom and Pop" stores. All face coiirt tests to determine whether they are constitutional. A closing bill, approved by Minesola's Legislature, was vetoed by Gov. Earl Bolvaag. Restrictive change, in Sunday closing laws include West Virgin- Drowns at Cedar Bluff HAYS. Kan. (AP) — Delbcrt Wayne Gable, 16, of Ness City, drowned while swimming in the Cedar Bluff reservoir Sunday. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Pete Gable. ia's, which increases penalties to provide fines of up to $1,000 and jail terms of up to six months for a third conviction In two two years. • > Most Far Western states no longe r liavc specific Sunday closing laws. They simply prescribe on e day of rest out of seven, leaving fhe choice to the retailer. A Missouri closing law, snagged in court action almost from Uie start, was upheld July 19 in Circuit Court in St. Louis. It was challenged by GBM Stores, a group of discount department stores. "The law," Judge George E. Schaaf held, "is a valid exercise of the state's authority, wherein an effort i s made through legislation to set one day apart from all others as a day of rest, repose, recreation and tranqulli- ty. . ." A group of grocers has challenged a new Kansas law, which went into effect July 7 and is aimed at keeping most businesses closed on Sundays. The law, among other things, bans the sale of groceries on Sunday after 10 a.m. One section exempts stores that sell farm machinery parts, making it possible for farmers to repair breakdowns during the harvest season. There is speculation —Whether buying or selling, use Telegram Want Aas! that all stores wanting to do business on Sundays could get around the law by adding a line of farm equipment parts. Another Kansas law In effect two years ago that banned all but "essential" Sunday sales was struck down by that state's high court, which held that it was too vague to enforce. In Nebraska a statute which goes into effect Oct. 19 prohibits the sal c of about 65 designated commodities on Sunday, including groceries, clothing and toys. But it exempts businesses operated not more than two full-time persons under a so-called "Mom and Pop" store exemptions. New York has been added to the list of states providing an option to permit persons who close thei r businesses on Saturday in observance of their religion to remain 'open Sunday. Orthodox Jewish groups long had campaigned for this so-called "fair Sabbath law." Rhode Island made it possible for nurseries and greenhouses to Page 7 Garden City Telegram Monday. July 29. 1963 sell plants ami seeds on Sunday. New Hamphires Legislature passed a bill permitting stores with fower than four employes on duly to sell "necessities" on Sunday. Texas lawmakers approved bowling on Sunday. 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