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Laws

1. In Lexington, Ky., there is an ordinance forbidding anyone to carry an ice-cream cone in his pocket.

2. In Waterloo, Nebr., barbers are forbidden to eat onions between seven a.m. and seven p.m.

3. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts it is against the law to eat peanuts in church or to use tomatoes in making clam chowder.

4. In Kansas an old law states that you cannot eat snakes on Sunday or rattlesnake meat in public.

5. In Los Angeles you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

6. In Zion, Ill., it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats and other domesticated animals kept as pets.

7. In Carmel, N.Y., a man can’t go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.

8. In Gary, Ind., persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.

9. In Hartford, Conn., you aren’t allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.

10. In Baltimore, its illegal to take a lion to the movies.

11. In Nicholas County, W. Va., no member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.

12. In Carrizozo, N.M., it’s forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public (includes legs and face).

13. In New Jersey a person can be arrested for slurping soup in a public restaurant.

14. A citizen may not carry a lunch pail on the public streets in Riverside, Calif.

15. In Oklahoma you cannot take a bite of another person’s hamburger.

16. In Green, N.Y., you cannot eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks while a concert is on.

17. In Houston, Tex., the law stipulates that you cannot buy rye bread, goose liver or limburger cheese on Sunday, and if you do, you cannot take it out.

18. A Lynn, Mass., ordinance states babies may not be given coffee to drink.

19. In Winona Lake, Ind., it is illegal to eat ice cream at a counter on Sunday.

20. It is against the law for Nebraska tavern owners to sell beer unless they have a kettle of soup brewing.

21. According to an old Detroit law, banana peels are not to be thrown in the streets for fear of injury to horses.

22. In Connecticut pickles which, when dropped 12 inches, collapse in their own juice are illegal. They must remain whole and even bounce.

23. In Gary, Ind., it is against the law to ride any streetcar or attend any theatre within four hours after eating garlic.

24. In Corvallis, Oreg., young ladies are not allowed to drink coffee after six o’clock in the evening.

25. In Lehigh Nebr. it is against the law to sell doughnut holes.

26. In Richmond, Va., it is illegal to match coins in public restaurants to see who pays for the coffee.

27. In Baltimore, Md., “Only pure unadulterated, unsophisticated and wholesome milk” may be sold.

Campus Life, March, 1973