Dance Hall: 1939 Jitterbugging Outlawed!

Who was that guy who outlawed Jitterbugging in 1939 at the Felton Grove Resort Dance Hall? Here’s a photo of him in 1937. I got this from a delightful woman I recently met who is the 17 year old young lady on the left:

1937 photo. Left to right: Felton residents 17 year old Thelma De Wald, her dad Alfred, H.V. Witham (Jitterbug hater) and his son Hamlin. Courtesy of Thelma (De Wald) Dalman, 2014, age 93. Thanks Thelma!

1937 photo. Left to right: Felton residents 17 year old Thelma De Wald, her dad Alfred, H.V. Witham (Jitterbug hater) and his son Hamlin, also age 17. Courtesy of Thelma (De Wald) Dalman, 2014, age 93. Thanks Thelma!

July 1939 article about Jitterbugging being outlawed at Felton Grove Resort. No "jazz hounds" allowed!

July 1939 article about Jitterbugging being outlawed at Felton Grove Resort. No “jazz hounds” allowed!

 

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