Transport: Car-Watchers

In New Orleans, drivers who park near the coliseum, midtown auditorium or uptown stadia are pestered by urchins or oldsters who offer to watch cars for a small tip. If it is refused, they slash tires, put gravel in the gas tank, disconnect the carburetor. In San Francisco, boys cluster around fashionable restaurants, try to watch cars or get taxis. Philadelphia had a lot of trouble with bands of 12-year-olds who worked a similar racket around Shibe Park, Temple Stadium, Franklin Field, the Convention Hall. Police finally stifled it by making arrests for...

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