It seems like there is a story behind this one, but we haven’t been able to dig it up yet. We assume that this was a well-intentioned law meant to maintain dignity and order during church. With the current “mustache” craze, maybe someone should give it a try and see what happens!
Section 9.08.010 Spitting. It is unlawful for any person to spit upon the sidewalks, or upon the floors of places of worship, buses, public halls, theaters or other public places. (Ord. 63A § 3-12, 1977)
Legend has it that horses love ice cream, and this was a way to lure someone else’s horse to “follow” you home… ie, steal the horse! This law shows up in multiple areas, so this may well have been a low-key way to “find” a few new horses.