I guess we like to think that “in the old days” when everything was better, problems with teenagers just didn’t happen. These two items, from 1934 and 1937, indicate otherwise. Perhaps some of the trouble the kids got into was different, but acts of vandalism seem to have been prevalent then as now, and with about as much point. Sexsmith’s answer to “hoodlums'” activities during dances was to post several men to keep watch, and there would be consequences.
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger