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"Wets and Drys Are Lininj
For the Big Tight at Co
San Francisco, June 24.
wets and drys today launched
'planks on the democratic seas i
coholic differences with a si
passage promised to the final h
of the convention floor.
For the drys, Wm. J. Bryan
public his proposed plank, a s1
ing declaration for enforcemei
the Volstead law without inc
in beverages alcoholic content.
From the wet camp came alt
tive planks drafted by Postm
General Burleson. One declare:
"individual liberty" and modifie
of the Volstead law to remov
"drastic and unreasonable featu
and the alternate for amendmen
mitting beverages "in fact noir i:
The planks are to be present?
the resolutions committee upoi
origin and regardless of the outi
there it was generally expected
the liquor fight would reach the
With both wet and dry fad
.working hard through the Sab
there was also a strong movemer
prevent any mention of the Iii
question in the platform, a mo
"backed by many powerf ul lead(
The Bryan prohibition plank
"We heartily congratulate the i
ocraticparty on its splendid lea
-ship in the submission and ratil
tion of the prohibition amendmen
the Federal constitution and
pledge the party to the effective
forcement of the Volstead law, 1
estly and in good faith without
increase in the alcoholic content
permitted beverages and without ;
weakening of any other of its I
"I guess there is no doubt w
that means," said Mr. Bryan. "
will give every delegate a chance
go on record for or against it. I
peet to have it adopted by the re
Mr. Burleson after reading
Bry?n plank made public his prop
al declaring that he had drafted it
himself and spoke only for hims
and was not to be regarded as 1
leader of the forces favoring mod
cation of present laws.
t Burleson's Plank'
The proposed plank which W
Burleson said he believed would me
?the sentiment of the "great majori
.of ?e American people," reads:
"Tlie open saloon has been genei
"ly condemned by the American pe
- pie as a menace to society and tl
".well being of the people and its re
Sfcoration should not be tolerated. Tl
vala?ity of the eighteenth amendmei
i to the constitution having been su
tained by the supreme court, any la
enacted under its authority must b
strictly enforced. However, the dem
?eratic party pledges its utmost er
deavors to prevent this new grant o
Federal power from being exercise?
in such manner as to become oppres
sive or deprive the people of that in
dividual, liberty which it was the pur
pose of the union of states to guar
antee and preserve through all time
The Volstead act, vetoed by a demol
eratic president, and passed over his
\?cto by a republican congress, is an
.? extreme exercise of the powers grant
^..ed by the eighteenth amendment and
: it s'honld be so in strict conformity
--with the spirit and purpose of the
I -..constitution so as to eliminate there
from .its drastic and unreasonable
: ! features. We favor an amendment to
:fche Federal constitution requiring
-.all amendments hereafter- proposed
?thereto, to be ratified or rejected by,
?-3a referendum of the qualified voters
.^of the several states of the"union."
TThe ^alternative plank of Mr. Burle
: son wbich he said could be given full
. snpport by the many delegates op
posing any question on the platform
a,The open saloon has been gener
illly condemned by the American peo
: pie ais :a menace to society and the
well ?being ?o? $he people and its res
K toration should not be tolerated. The
" validity of the eighteenth amendment
to the constitution having been sus
tained by the supreme court, any law
.enacted under its authority must be
n&isctly enforced, but we demand of ,
the (congress that intoxicating liquors .
shall foe so defined as to honestly ac- j
corf with ascertained truth and that .
BO law shall be passed that will not 1
joermit the manufacture, sale or gift (
' tiffany beverage that is in fact intoxi- j
eating or prohibit the manufacture, ,
sale ur gift of any beverage that is in ]
fact not intoxicating. j
"We favor an amendment to the j
IFcderal constitution requiring all (
.amendments hereafter proposed to |
"be ratified or rejected by a referen- (
dum of the qualified voters of the 1
^several states of the union." ?
"Mr, Bryan's is a bone-dry plank," \
?aid Mr. Burleson. "It upholds a law
rotoed by a democratic president. My
dank neither dodges nor straddles
ind I believe expresses the sentiment
>f the great majority of the people
>f the United States."
His alternative plank, for a ban on
actually intoxicating beverages only,
Mr. Burleson said, could be support
ed by those who urge a silent plat
form on the issue.
That he was not speaking either
for the "modificationists" or the pres
?dent, was emphasized by Mr. Burle
son. The administration forces of the
convention appeared divided on the
whole question, Mr. Burleson being
supported by Secretary Colby while
Secretary Daniels and Senator Glass
of Virginia, regarded as equally close
to the administration are in the dry
More Fuel to Flames.
Additional fuel to the flames over
prohibition were added by Mr. Bryan
in an address today under the aus
pices of the San Francisco Y. M. C.
A., in which the Nebraskan reiterated
his views on what he regards the par
A vigorous attack on Mr. Bryan
was issud by James R. Nugent, New
Jersey wet leader, who is the state's
representative on the. resolutions
committee. Mr. Bryan was character
ized by Mr. Nugent as a "paid agent
of the Anti-Saloon League." The Ne
braskan, Nugent declared, w?s not a
true democrat but should "head the
Besides his prohibition plank, Mr.
Bryan also announced that tomorrow
he would make public the proposed
planks to deal with profiteering and
the treaty of Versailles, including
the league of nations and his indus
trial and labor relations plank on
burden for Mr. Bryan's Y. M. C. A.
burden fo Mr. Bryan's Y. M. C. A.
lecture. He praised the W. C. T. U.
and the Anti-Saloon League, declar
ing that without either prohibition
would not have been secured.
Three ?democrats, Mr. Bryan de
clared without specifications are im
pudent enough to believe the Ameri
can people will put into the White
House, a president pledged to modify
the prohibition laws. He also criti
sized the republican candidate and
platform, declaring the latter was si
lent on prohibition while the candi
date had said in the senate that he
was not a prohibitionist, did npt be
lieve the question a political one and
favored compensation for liquor in
terests destroyed. Br. Bryan declared
that the democratic candidate should
be pledged to uphold prohibition and
added that he was distressed over
present apathy of prohibitionists
when the reform was threatened.
Mr. Bryan also discussed the
eague of nations, profiteering and
"Shame on any democrat or repub
ican to think of any party advantage
m this world peace question," said
Hr. Bryan regarding the league. If
'orecasts are correct, said Bryan, the
lemocratic league plank would be so
ittle different from the republican
hat "a committee on investigation
rould be required to find the dif
erence." Each party, he said, is seek
ag to blame the other for delay of
eace while both he declared are to
Reiterating his plea for jail sent
nces as penalties for profiteering,
Ir.. Bryan referred to a judge's in
bility to impose imprisonment on a
rofiteering corporation and said he
rould seek to have the convention
eclare for a law to meet the situa
>. Harris Says Cotton Worth
B. Harris, commissioner of agri
llture, yesterday gave out the fol
"The government report of 62.4
idicating the lowest average condi
on of the growing cotton crop in
ie last fifty years which is practical
r- confirmed by the estimates of
ther authorities will startle the cot
>n world. At a time when the Enro
san spinners thought anything less
ian a 15,000,000 bale crop in the
hited States would be a world dis
ster we have an indication of a crop
f 11,000,00 bales. Even this esti
late may have to be further reduced
y the activities of the boll weevil
ndthe unfavorable conditions which
revail in growing this crop. We
now that the present price of cotton
i far below its intrinsic value meas
red by the cost of production alone
nd also by the world's needs, for we
now that according to the law of
upply and demand cotton middling
nd abov^is cheap today at 60 cents
er pound. Now, no matter what the
aarket may be, don't sell a bale of
otton for less than 50 cents per
?ale. There may be an apparent lack
?f demand, but when the spinners
vho have hedged their requirements
n New York July contract demand
.he cotton they are surely going to de
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mand the actual cotton and we shall
see the shorts do some tall scramb
ling to cover. As the spinners have
been out of the market for some time
we know they must either be very
long of New York contracts or they
will have to close their mills.
'At 1|he tremendous profits mills
are making and a cotton famine in
sight, I do not think they will close
down. Don't sell a bale for less than
50 cents per pound. Now they say
that thenext government report will
be a very bearish report. We know
the condition report will be some
better than the last one,' but it can
only be a few points up to theaver
age June 25 report for thc last ten
years which was 70. 1 hope every
spot holder will not be a bear ott the
market, but will be a great big bull
and you will soon see the shorts come
to cover for cotton to fill spinnable
contracts which they have sold and
will soon be compelled to fill. There
is too much money in spring cotton
today for the mills to stop until they
are compelled to for the want of cot
"I want to say to the spot holders
that they have the situation entirely
in their own hands. The spinners are
compelled to have cotton; as I have
said before there is not enough spin
nable cotton in the world to run the
mills for six months so, if the pro
ducers of cotton will sit steady in
the boat and be bulls on the market
instead of bears, they can get their
"From the very best information
we can gather there is really not go
ing to be very much increased pro
duction of food crops this year. I
want to say to the farmers of South
Carolina, those who have not divers!
fied their crops to make their farm
self-sustaining; that it is not yet too
late for them to plant any of the
early varities of \ corn, such as Hick
ory King or any of Dent varieties.
You can still plant these varieties up
to July 4, thoroughly preparing the
land and fertilizing it, working it
quickly and it will make good hard
corn by frost, Also the bunch speck
led pea and black peas can yet be
planted and they will make good pay
ing crops. Any farmer who has to
buy food for himself or his animals
will pay the highest price next year
that he has yet paid for these commo
dities. The man who is loking out
for low cost of living next year is
only fooling himself."
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