Downtown Almonte – Linda Seccaspina —Aitkenhead Photo Collection
May 1953-Almonte Gazette
If this was today their names would be all over the place. If these fellows are reading this today no doubt they are smiling remembering their youth.
May 21, 1953–Update on Clayton Man
A committal order was issued by District Magistrate D. C. Smith this Thursday morning in court here, for a Clayton man who was convicted of creating a disturbance in a local restaurant two weeks ago and was sentenced to a fine of $11.50 or seven days in jail.
The two weeks were up this morning and when the court was informed that the chap had not turned up with the money the order was issued. This means the police simply pick up the evasive, fugitive from justice and waft him off to Perth for the week’s sojourn. The man in question failed to comply with a summons issued after his offence.
He did not appear in court so an order was issued committing him for contempt. He served six days for this prior to appearing on the charge. No doubt the Magistrate took this into consideration when he allowed him two weeks to produce the money. Apparently the lad thought the authorities would forget all about him or else he decided that he would rather spend seven days in Perth than pay up.
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