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April 1927 Fined for Peddling


On Friday Benjamin Roberts, who has been selling paring knives and other articles without a license, was taken into custody under the transient traders By-Law. He appeared before B.C. Hubbell, J.P. and Reeve Airhart, and after pleading guilty was fined $10.00 and costs, on his promise to leave the village immediately. Roberts owed his trouble more to the fact he had been distributing Communist literature around the village and surrounding country than to any other cause. The articles and papers he was passing around were very, very strongly anti-British. Roberts is a Barnardo Home boy, and has apparently come under the influence of the radical socialist element. These extremists are not recognized by the great majority of the Labor Unions, and yet they always pose as the friends of the working man.