April 6th 1923 Lake Placid newspaper reports Harry crushed his middle finger left hand when a sled ran over it.
Sept 20th 1923 he received an award of 30 weeks compensation at $14.42 week for total of $432.60. Employer Hurley Bros.,Lake Placid.
Lake Placid, was taken into custody last Saturday night by Officer McCann of the
local police force and Corporal Benjamin, Troop B., State Police, charged with
"Pocket Bootlegging" Olyer, it is said, carried his business with him in the form of a portable drinking equipment consisting of some alleged alcohol in a bottle, a glass, and a funnel. He was arraigned and held under bond $2000, for action of Federal court at Binghamton, New York. Unable to post bonds, Olyer was confined in the Malone jail.
If you have been reading these postings about the 3 Olyer boys, Charles, Gerald, and Harry
all arrested for violation of the prohibition law, yes I agree the law is the law, but these three were caught very quickly and the justice seemed rather harsh when you compare it to other violators of the time. They also had a older brother who was a Narcotic Official.