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G?5::r-? Program pf South Car
. Cil?ia Frances Willard
(Continued from page Three.)
orv above all other women. She died
February lfth, 1S?KS.
''She knew the power of banded ill;
Sut ici: that love was stronger stiil;
And organized for doing good
The world's united womanhood."
Other reformers were John B.
Gough of Sahgate, England.
Neal Dow of Portland, Maine.
Theobald Matthews of Dublin, Ire
land, the Irish Apostle of Temper
Lillian M. X. Stevens of Port
land. Maine, who dared to issue the
proclamation for Nation-wide prohi
bition that is ours today.
All of these arc in the Glory Land.
Miss Anna A. Gordon is now the fear
less bailer of the National Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.
FRANCES WILLARD ACROSTIC.
Anna A. Gordon
(In this acrostic exercise for
younger pupils let each carry a large
letter cut from white cardboard.)
Friendly, and frank, and fearless for
Reverence of spirit, rich and rare,
touched her with heavenly light.
Active, alert, arousing womanhood,
Nobility adorned her life-she toiled
fer others' good.
Calling us each, to help the temper
E?oquer.c, eager, earnest, in securing
Successful student,-teacher of re
Willing to serve in humblest ways to
life the one that's down.
Intense. in.c,pired, ambitious to
' Love tilled her soul with longing
.great, all suffering to relieve.
Lavish in gifts that each might have
Always a 'patriot, true to God, true
to her country fa?r.
Royal American, she loved the world.
Dear Frances Willard, here we pledge
. thy flag shall ne'er be unfurled.
Name the ten states who celebrate
Willard Day in the schools.
STATES HAVING TEMPERANCE
DAY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Exercise by Seven Boys. Each J
giver, a. different reason for his be-1
lief in total abstinence as thc rule of
First Boy: I want to become al
strong healthy man, so I shall have j
nothing to do with alcoholic drinks. I
You may wonder why I am so posi- !
tive about total abstinence being nec
essary to health. I've good authority
for it, for didn't Dr. Arthur Dean !
Bevan, president of the American J
Medical Association, representing ?
three cr four thousand of the finest
physicians of America, 'say at the j
last convention of the association:!
"Among the greatest wrongs so long
tolerated none has done more injury
to mankind than drink. Science and
educr.cior. should eliminate not onlv
plagues and epidemics but also the
curse cf drink from thc world."
Second Boy: I too am determined
to live a life, of total abstinence, for
I believe it is one of the fundamen
t?is of success. I should like to be
come such a man as John Wanama
ker, the merchant prince of Philadel
phia, a life-long teetotaler, who, even
when he was Postmaster General of
the United States and was obliged ;
to entertain foreign officials whorii
everyone was expected with str^ni:
drink, had the moral courage^to re
fuse to have liquor in his home or
at his table. "If we expect others, not
to drink we must not drink our
selves," said Mr. Wanamaker. "Em
ployers* especially should not drink
if they expect their employees not to
Third Boy: A rule that is good
enough for the United States Navy
is good enough for me, and the fact
that the no-liquor order of Secretary
Josephus Daniels has resulted in mak
ing our Navy 100 per cent efficient
is all the reason I need for keeping
on the "water wagon" all my life.
Fourth Boy: Listen to what that
fearless man at the head of our Ar
my in France, General John J. Per
shing, has to say: "I know that alco
hol is the greatest foe my men in the
Army have, greater even than the
bullets of the enemy." That settles
the question for me, for I want to
make myself fit to defend my country
on the battlefield in its hour of need.
Fifth Boy: Like every other boy in
'America I am looking for a recipe
for success from the men who have
"gone over the top" in various lines
of work. Therefore what Andrew
Carnegie, the shrewd Scotch multi
millionaire, says on that subject is
of interest to mc: "The curse of
drink is the cause of mere failures
in life than anything else.- Liquor
will conquer you a million chances
to one if you give it sway."
Sixth Boy: The argument Thomas
Edison, the electrical wizard, gives,
strikes me a> all sufficient to settle ?
the question. When Frances Willard
asked Mr. Edison to tell her why he*
never drank any alcoholic beverages,
he answered simply, "I always
thought I had better use for my
head." Another time he said, "Ciga
rettes and alcohol go well together,
for they accomplish wonders in re
ducing men to vicious animals."
Seventh Boy: The other boys have
given some mighty convincing1 argu
ments, but I think one of the greatest
Americans, Abraham Lincoln, sum-,
med them all np ir. the historic pledge
he wrote and signed with his own
hand in his early life and kept to the
day of his death. Every one of us
should learn it by heart, write it
out and sign it. It reads: "Whereas,
the use of alcoholic liquors as a bev
erage is productive cf pauperism, de
gradation and crime ,and believing
it is our duty 'td* discourage that
which produces more evil than good,
we therefore'pledge ourselves to ab
stain from the use of intoxicating
liquors as a beverage."
To be read by an older pupil:
WHISKY .MONEY .SPENT _FOR
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS AND
Lr BERTY BONDS, SAYS MAY
OR OF COLUMBIA, 5. C.
The mayor of the city of Columbia,.
3. C., in a recent letter to Mrs. Jos
eph Sprott, president South Carolina
W. C. T. Jj., declared:
"It is a pleasure- for nie to state
that Camp Jackson, which is located
four miles from Columbia, has been
highly commended by the military au
thorities-as being one of the best dis
ciplined cantonments of the national
Army. This is -largely due to the fact
that South Carolina is a dry state.
The records show that the number of
cases docketed at police court has
been materially reduced since prohi
bition went into effect. We have very
few cases of disorderly conduct eith
er against soldiers or civilians. The
most practical evidence of the good
of prohibition is the fact that the sol
diers and civilians who formerly
sperft their wages for whisky are now
buying War Savings Stamps and Lib
erty Bonds. I believe the day of na
tional prohibition is dawning and I
am sure that it will work the same
good for the general welfare and up
lift of the people in other stat.es that
it has in South Carolina.
"Wishing you much continued suc
cess in the splendid work you are do
ing, I am,
"Yours very sincerely,
"R. J. Bl?lock,
Selected quotations to be learned
each recited by a diff?rent child:
"What you would weave into the
iife of a nation, put in the public
"Write it underneath your feet,
Up and down the busy street.
Write it for the great and small, '
In the palace, cottage hall
Where's there's' .drink, there's dan
"The first little drop of strong drink
that is taken
Is tile first step to ruin we children
If the first little drop be in earnest
We shall never be drunkards, oh,
never, oh, no!"
Science is on the side of temper
ance reform. Each child should enact
agaitYst all evil habits a prohibitory
law for one-that one himself; de
clare that law constitutional in the
supreme court of his own judgment
and enforce it by the executive of his
own will, worked, as I believe that
will to be in everything that is good
and true, by the blessed will of God.
FRANCES E. WILLARD.
Question: What is the extent of
the Woman's Christian Temperance
Answer: The Woman's Christian
Temperance Union is at work in ev
ery country. The White Ribbon belts
Question: What has the present
war done for temperance?
Answer: Closed the breweries. Put
a ban on social evils. Made national
Question: What is the Loyal Tem
Answer: The children at work for
temperance under the supervision of
the mother organization, the Wom
an's Christian Temperance Union.
Do you not want to be a Legioner?
May the boys and girls be inspired
to contest for the prizes given annu
ally by the Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union as follows:
Best Essay on Temperance.
Desi Essay o;i the Tobacco Evil.
It is significant that in this tragic
world crisis our nation is aroused to
the necessity of observing a "Chil
dren's Year." The Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union should also
make this a "Children's Year." We
i should whoie-heartediy invest time,
prayer and holy endeavor to rally
the children of the pub"ic schools, the
Sunday schools end our Loyal Tem
perance Legions. We should enlist
thc boys and giris as workers for our
cause today and as its Torch-Bear
ers of Tomorrow in the new Ameri
ca that is to lead the nations of the
world into the kingdom of a safe
sobriety and a righteous peace.
ANNA A. GORDON.
Question: What ave we looking^
forward to with glad hearts''
Answer: National Prohibition.
"It's coming, it's coming,
The morn for which we've prayed.
We'll take the world for Christ's
own Kingdom .
Some glad day."
The observance of Frances Wil
lard Day in the schools of South Ca
rolina was enacted into law in 1918
by the South Carolina legislature,
and is called the Walker-Evans bill.
All schools who observe this day
either with this procram or in any
way are asked to so inform Mrs. W.
S. Middleton; Meriwether, S. C., state
superintendent of Scientific Temp
erance for the South Carolina Wom
an's Christian Temperance Union.
And Was Run-Down, Y/eak end
Nervo?s, Says Florida Lady.
Five Bottles of Cardui
Made Her WdL
Kathleen, Fla.-Mrs. Dallas Prine,
of this place, says: "After the birth
of my last child...I got very much
run-down and weakened, so 'much
that I could hardly do anything at
all. I was so awfully nervous that
I could scarcely endure the least
noise. My condition was getting
worse all the time...
I knew I must have some relief or
I would soon be in the bed and in a
serious condition for I felt so badly
and was so nervous and weak I could
hardly live. My husband asked Dr.
-about my taking Cardui. Ee'
said, 'It's a good medicine, and good
for that trouble', so he got me 5 bot
tles... Af ter about the second bottle I
felt greatly improved.. .before taking
it my limbs ar.d hands and arms
would go lo sleep. After taking it,
however, this poor circulation disap
peared. My strength came back to
me and I- was soon on the road to
health. After the use of about 5 bot
tles, I could do all my house-work
and. attend to my six children be
You can feel' safe in giving Cardui
a thorough trial fer your troubles. It
contains no harmful or habit-forming
drugs, but is composed of mild, vege
table, medicinal ingredients with no
bad after-effects. Thousands of women
have voluntarily written, telling of
the good.Cardui has done them. It
should help you, too. Try it. E 74 j
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