June 19, 1935 - 88 tavern licenses are approved; five denied: Dancing in bar-rooms and employment of bar-maids would be prohibited under a proposed amendment to the city liquor ordinance, offered at Tuesday's council meeting by the committee on licenses, and referred to the judicial committee.
The proposed amendment would extend the closing hour from 1 a.m. until 2 a.m., in anticipation of adoption of a measure now in the legislature. Green Bay tavern keepers have protested the 1 a.m. closing on the grounds that it sends patrons to taverns outside the city limits, where no such closing limit is observed.
For dancing to be permitted on licensed premises at all, an additional license, costing $100, would be required under the proposed change, and no dancing would be permitted in bar-rooms under any conditions. The impromptu dances held in many taverns, especially on Saturday nights, have been the target of considerable criticism, and in violation of the fire laws.