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movements nowadays run up against
"state rights," and that for nation
wide prohibition has got its bump.
Congressman Hobson had a per
fectly plain amendment for prohibi
tion in the congressional hopper,
when a large number of Southern
congressmen got out their hammers
and beat it into him that he was pro
posing violation of "state rights,"
such rights being very precioqs to
states still having farm, oil or mine
territory, or human rights that
haven't been exploited by thejr own
big business cabals. Hobson saw the
point, lifted his amendment out of the
hopper and has so dressed it up in
conformity with state rights fashions
that it really looks as if the House
were going to take a vote on it.
Originally Hobson's measure plain
ly prohibited the manufacture, sale
or transportation of intoxicating
liquors in the United States. It was
prohibition naked and in the raw,
drawn tight as the business end of a
snare drum. The union suit, slit
skirt, or whatever you want to call
that in which it has now been dress
ed, reads thus:
"The congress or the states with
in their respective jurisdiction shall
have power to enforce this article by
all needful legislation."
It is a pretty fair guess that this
would leave an opening for the U. S.
Supreme Qourt to take a whack at
the matter, ten, or twenty, or forty
years hence, or whenever it got ready.
At any rate, congressman with fences
to mend needn't be afraid of being ac
cused of suicidal tendencies by letting
the thing some to a vote.
R. F. Paine.
LETTERS TO EDITOR
BULLY CHANCE FOR PLEASURE!
STANFORD PARK OPEN
Editor Day Book: Will you kindly
bring the following to the attention
of your readers : Stanford Park, 14th
and Jefferson streets, is open from 8
a. m. to 10 p.'m. daily. The shower
baths for men and women are open
to the public (free of charge) every
day. Towels and soap free.
The swimming pool is" open from
10 a. m. to 10 p. m. every day except
Wednesday. Tuesdays and Thurs
days women's and girls' days; the
remaining days for men and boys.
We are using every means to pre
vent heat prostration and suffering
and ask your co-operation. Sincere
ly yours, Sidney A. Teller,
GIVES DOPE IDEAS
Editor Day Book: Just a word in
regard to this great dope crusade now
going on. While they are prosecuting
people for selling it and causing drug
gists to refuse to sell it, which is all
well enough, what are they doing for
the poor unfortunate victim that is
using it? Nothing! Positively noth
ing! I think the state should provide
a place especially for them and the
doctors, as they find the cases, report
them and the patient compelled to
take treatment. As it is now they go
along till they come to the end of
their rope or the druggist tells them
he can not sell it to them any more.
Then if their friends can't come up
with a few hundred dollars they are
picked up, swished off to Elgin, Kan
kakee or Dunning to die a most ter
rible death in a cell.' People should
learn to regard it as a disease and not
so much a crime. Did anybody ever
notice the wave of crime and suicide
following a "crusade."
A Victim's Daughter.
EASILY BENT BABIES
FLEXIBLE BABIES' ,
bign in a Shoe Store Window.
Windows and bureau drawers that
open stiffly should be rubbed with