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This Day In Norwood History-January 16, 1907- Rev Fr Troy Wants To Stop Liquor Sales

Rev Fr Troy Says That He Will Attend to Situation in Norwood Himself if Police Do Not Act.

NORWOOD. Jan 16 — Officers of St Catherine’s total abstinence and literary society were installed last evening in Temperance hall by Rev Fr M. J. Doody of Cambridgeport, with Otto Leary of Dorchester as conductor.

The exercises included an address of welcome by President Curran, vocal solos by Miss Dora Beil, whistling solos by James Falconer and addresses by Rev Fr Doody. Rev Dr. Mullen of the cathedral at Boston, Rev Fr Troy, pastor of St Catherine s church, and Maj John J Leonard of South Boston, deputy of the society.

Rev Fr Troy announced last evening that he should open a special war on Catholics in Norwood who sold liquor and on the cider joints of the town. He knew the people, he said, and if the local police did not stop the traffic he would see to it personally that the sales were stopped.

Refreshments and dancing followed the exercises.

Wed, Jan 16, 1907 – 2 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

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