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Sentinel reporter Joseph Cress offers a daily digital glimpse back in Cumberland County history with help from our Newspapers.com archives:

75 Years Ago

Two 18-year-old war wives are sentenced to six months each in county prison after admitting to Judge Fred S. Reese that they operated a disorderly house in New Cumberland. Betty Guthrie and Geraldine Hockenbury both had husbands serving in the military during World War II. “You have done nothing to be proud about,” the judge told them. Charges stem from a police raid of the pair’s house on March 16, 1944, in response to complaints by neighbors and military police. www.thelawdictionary.org defines “disorderly house” as being a place where the residents behave so badly, they become a nuisance to the neighborhood.

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Email Joseph Cress at jcress@cumberlink.com.

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Education/History Reporter

History and education reporter for The Sentinel.