Ironically, the ban on private radio listening was lifted just one week after this article appeared, on April 15, 1919.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 8, 1919, page 17:


Norwalk  Police  Chief  Orders  Jewelry  Store  to  Take  Out  Plant
    NORWALK, April 7.--Upon receiving instructions from government officials at Washington, Police Chief Frank Remmington today ordered the Gilger jewelry store of this city to dismantle its wireless outfit.
    The company has been receiving the time daily from the government radio at Washington. Chief Remmington was informed the ban not been lifted against private wireless outfits.