Halloween

Ladies, Don't Wear a Costume Into a Bar on Halloween

Regulations of years past.

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These days the authorities regulate Halloween by banning holiday parties at school or by telling sex offenders they aren't allowed to put decorations on their lawns. But what about in years past, when no parents were offended by witch outfits and no one had heard of a sex-offender registry? I give you "Police Regulation for Halloween Are Issued," published 105 years ago today in the Pittsburgh Gazette Times. My favorite part: "Women in costume will be arrested if they enter places where liquor is sold."