Saturday, November 17, 2012

Citizen Contribute to Woman Owner of Flat

This story was published in The Ypsilanti Record of Thursday, November 16, 1922. Many kindly disposed citizens of Ypsilanti have recently been contributing money to an old woman shoe sat at the intersection of two of the city’s most traveled streets with a little hand organ. The old woman was poorly clad, wore large dark goggles and had a most pathetic appearance. To look at her one would naturally be led to believe she was only one jump ahead of the poor house. The police department here made an investigation and learned upon reliable authority that the ‘beggar woman’ owned at least three flats in Detroit. The last time she came here the police told her to take the next car back to Detroit. She did.

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