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Law Enforcement in South
By Rev. E. M. Lightfoot, Superintend
ent cf Anti-Saloon League for
Fer almost three months the writer
has been busy as Superintendent of
the Anti-Saloon League. They have
beer, strenuous days, yet, it is not
my purpose to give anything like a
report of work done, but I would call
the attention of all Courier readers
to two very great difficulties in the
way of Law Enforcement, and Mr.
Editor, we spell Law Enforcement
with capital letters. .
The first difficulty is: Insufficient
number of officers. Of course, we
have plenty of policemen in our
towns and cities. There are sheriffs
and deputies, also rural officers.
There are enough of these to make
South Carolina a heaven on earth.
Many of these officers are doing their
There are taree things that keep
our state and national prohibition
laws from being enforced, Politics,
Graft and Pull. I wish that I could
emblazon these words in letters of
fire across the heavens. Many of these
officers do not realize that they are
servants of God to minister terror to
the evil doers of thus bestow a bless
ing upen the good. Stewardship of
office is as essential as stewardship
of money. The non-enforcing officer
is an embezzler of opportunity. He
has something to do for others that
he not only will not do, but often
tums his privilege to personal gain.
Our people must awake to the fact
that an officer who will not enforce
law is a menace to the community.
His indifferent attitude is an invita
tion to the lawless to move into the
town, city or county where he holds
South Carolina has too few officers
who are fearless in law enforcing.
We have only six constables under
.the direction of the Governor. There
are now only sixteen Federal Prohi
bition Raiding Officers in the State.
There are forty-six counties, just
about one of these State or National
officers for every two counties.
The second need: Is that of quick
ening dormant public opinion. Many
of the county officers are either in
different in regard to Law Enforce
ment or are in sympathy with viola
tors of our State and Federal Pro
hibition Laws. We cannot afford to
have law breakers as either law en
forcing officers or law makers. We
must not "supinely say: "Let the state
do it," or "Let Uncle Sam do it."
These are expressions that are daily
made. We must not Federalise too
much. Already many think the Feder
al Government is asserting too much
authority in the state. The remedy
is, in my judgment, to be found in a
live, wide awake pulpit.
The Bootleggers and other lawless
crowd are afraid of the women and
the ministers of South Carolina. They
say that they can easily fix the civil
officers but dread public opinion as
expressed through our God fearing
preachers and women. Brethren and
sisters, let us awake for the day of
our deliverance is at hand: Demand
of every candidate for office that he
declare himself on the Enforcement
of Law. Let this be the dominent
vote in our state.
Making Prohibition Permanent
So many letters come in asking,
"What can I do to help?" or saying,
"I want to have some part in aiding
the enforcement of law. Tell me how
I can help."
Perhaps the most effective way,
which is open to all of us and right
at hand, is to talk "prohibition bene
fits." Read the Union Signal which
from week to week publishes the o
pinions of nationally known author
ities and quotes facts and figures
proving that prohibition is a success
even though not completely enforced
in some places.
Get your local editors to publish
some of these reports and give occa
sional editorials showing that con
ditions have definitely changed for
But above all remember that pro
hibition is still an issue. Don't think
for a moment that the "wets" are
through fighting. It is right up to
everyone of us to keep awake to con
ditions as they are and "keep on
Work for enforcement where you
are and keep up the good fight for
the observance of all law.
Six Per Cent Money
All land owners desiring loans on
farm lands at 6 per cent interest for
a period of 5 to 33 years can apply
through the Peoples Bank of Edge
field, S. C., representative for The
First Carolinas Joint Stock Land
Bank of Columbia, S. C. Straight
loans; no commissions.
THE PEOPLES BANK.
Edgefield, S. C.
July 4th, 1922.
Chambers of Commerce Laud
Prohibition is a civic asset accord
ig to many of the Chambers of Com
merce in leading cities of the United
States which- have sent strong state
ments approving the Eighteenth
Amendment to The Union Signal, the
official publication of the National
Woman's Christian Temperance Un
James S. Cady, secretary of the
Minneapolis Association says: "Pro
hibition has proved an economic as
set in our community. It has promot
ed thrift and has been beneficial gen
erally to the interests of our city."
Vance C. Criss, secretary of the
Springfield, Mo., association; "Prohi
bition has been helpful to the com
munity for the reason that the on
coming generation has not had the
access to liquor that was had by
young men and boys of four or five
years ago. In other words there
would seem to be less opportunity by
far for the members of the next gen
eration to become addicted to the li
Nelson Marshman, associate sec
retary, Springfield, Mass., association
says: "I believe that prohibition has
proved to be an economic asset to
this community and that it has pro
moted thrift among our people. A
statement from the various savings
banks shows that more people have
savings accounts and that the bal
ances are larger.
"The charitable organizations of
the city tell me that taking into con
sideration the recent business depres
sion, there are fewer people receiving
aid than during the time before pro
hibition. The former saloons in most
cases are being used for other lines
"Prohibition has been, I believe,
very beneficial to the general inter
ests of our city."
Patriotic Teaching in the Sun
True Patriotism-What is it?
The Love of Country, the land of
our birth. True Patriotism expresses
Loyal support of the Government
and hearty obedience to its laws.
Loyal endeavor to make our coun
try a land where virtue flourishes
and vice is discouraged.
Loyal development of high ideals
Patriotic Program for Sunday
Schools to include Patriotic Prayers
and Songs, Flag Salute, given at in
tervals, celebration of patriotic an
Fla? Drill for Special Programs.
(For twelve girls each carrying
two flags, one in each hand. One may
be the Christian Flag.)
Right flag out at arm's length and
back four times. Left flag the same.
Both flags extended at side arm's
length and back four times. Alter
nate flags twice.
The right flag extended at side;
then as it is brought back to position,
the left is extended and vice versa
Right flag extended in front of
body arm's length and back four
times. Alternate flags twice.
The right flag out in front arm's
length; then as it is brought back to
place, the left is extended and vice
versa, eight times.
Right flag out at side once. Left
flag the same.
Repeat two last named motions.
Both flags out at side once. Both
flags out in front once. Repeat.
-From "The Best Drill Book."
Copies of this message to workers,
45 cents per 100, postpaid. Mrs.
Stella B. Irvine, Riverside, Cali.
Because of Prohibition.
"Brewers are now doing less than
one fourth the business they did be
fore prohibition," said Thomas Kel
ley, president of the Kelly Brewing
company, at a meeting-of members
of the recently disbanded Chicago
Brewers' Protective Association, held
in Chicago, as quoted by the Chicago
Evening Post. "Prohibition is respon
sible, of course, for this sad state of
affairs," he continued. "Business is
very bad, and at present there does
not seem to be much chance of its
Giving Them the Truth.
Crucial days are before us. It is
the judgment of many that we have
never before in the history of the
war for prohibition faced a more
critical time. From now until the bal
lots are cast in November "our folks"
must be vigilant, "active and brave."
We must win and we must win by so
great majorities as to convince those
who seek to destroy the Eighteenth
Amendment and the Enforcement
Code that their efforts are useless.
American voters have decided against
the traffic in intoxicating liquors in
my form and their decision must
Why I Am a Total Abstainer. '
Hon. William Jennings Bryan, Ex,
Secretary of State.
First, because God never made a
normal brain that needed to be stim
ulated to action by alcohol.
Second, because among the count
less millions of men God never creat
ed one who was strong enough to- be
gin the use of intoxicating liquor with
certainty that he would not become
Third, because there is no time in
a human life from birth to death
when it is safe to begin the use of
If these three propositions are
true-that no normal brain needs al
cohol, that no man is strong enough
to be sure that he will not become its
victim, and that there is no time when
it is safe to begin to drink-there can
be no excuse for the use of alcohol.
Three Reasons for Christians to
Let me give you three arguments,
which I believe to bs unanswerable
from the Christian standpoint:
The first is that a Christian having
given himself to God and to Christ
in service, has no moral right to take
into his body that which will impair
the value of the service he has to ren
der, and he has no moral right to con
tract a habit which may not only de
stroy his capacity for service, but bis
disposition to serve.
The second is that the Christian
has no money that he can spare for
intoxicating liquor. There are so
many noble causes that appeal to a
Christian heart that I know not how
a Christian can justify before his own
conscience the wasting of any money
on intoxicating liquor. Those in
charge of home missionary work will
show us that there are sections in the
country where there are neither
churches nor Sunday schools for lack
of funds. They will show us-those
engaged in foreign missionary work
-areas of the earth's surface with
millions of inhabitants to whom the
light of the Gospel has not yet been
carried for lack .of funds.
How can a Christian get down on
his knees in the morning and pray to
his Heavenly Father, "Thy kingdom
come," and then rise up and spend
for alcohol the money that he could
spare to hasten the coming of God's
kingdom on earth!
And how can a Christian put his
influence on the side of a habit that
brings tens of thousands to the grave
every year? All religion is propagat
ed by example, and the Master him
self says that we should so live that
others, seeing our good work, may be
constrained to "glorify the Father."
The great Apostle said, if eating
meat would make his brother to of
fend, he would eat no meat. It/was
not because he did not like meat; it
was because he loved his brother bet
ter than he loved meat. And what
Christian man can stand before his
fellow Christians and admit that his
fondness for intoxicating liquor is
greater than his love of his brothers,
whom he might save by setting them
a good, example?
"Dry" Ships are Succeeding.
Judging from the experience of
shipping men on the Pacific Coast,
there is little cause for apprehen
sion that the enforcement of prohibi
tion on the high seas will mean that
all trade will go to foreign ships.
The. opinion of William G. Seilen
der, general passenger agent of the
Matson Navigation Company, whose
fleet of ships on the Pacific Ocean
has been dry since prohibition, is
shared by other shipping men. He
spoke in part as follows:
"We have never had a greater vol
ume of business in our history than
has been handled aboard our ships
since prohibition became effective."
Mr. Seilender was discussing the
fact that the dry 'Matsonia', a really
dry boat of the fleet above mention
ed, went out with every cabin filled
and standees in the smoaking room,
while 'The Nile', which has been ad
vertised as being 'wetter than the
river Nile', was about half filled for
a similar voyage.
"So rarely do passengers engaging
space on the Matson ships raise the
question of liquor that I can believe
that it does not enter their thoughts
when they are booking," remarked
Seilender, whose years of experience
in the local passenger business has
caused him to be alert for all indi
cations that register what is pleasing
to passengers. "On the other hand,"
he added, "we have heard passengers
express satisfaction that the ships
are dry, and among them have been
drinking men who, on occasion, have
gone to Honolulu on one of the 'wet'
trans-Pacific boats and have return
ed on one of the Matson vessels."
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8,000 HIKING CLUBS
IN GREATER HEW YORK
They Swing Along Highways and
Through Woods in Groups
of Varying Size.
New York.-One must walk nowa
days to be In the swim. Statistics
gleaned from the out-door departments
of the newspapers, from the Boy Scout
and Campfire Girls' organizations,
from the Y. M. C. A. branches and
kindred bodies, from scores of amateur
athletic clubs and from the leading
dealers In sporting goods, indicate that
-'Best Walkers Make Best Citizens,"
Says Mayor of New York.
today there are no less than 8,000
hiking clubs In Greater New York,
with a total membership of more than
a quarter of a million men and wom
en, who are keeping themselves In th?
pink of condition and experiencing the
real joy of living by getting regularly
out Into the open country with no oth
er means of locomotion than their God
The city of New York has taken offi
cial notice of the movement. On three
occasions "recently Mayor Hylan has
congratulated the boys and girls of the
public schools upon their enthusiasm
In taking up the new sport of hiking.
Dr his dedication of the great new pub
lic playground in the Bronx the other
flay Mayor Hylan extolled the athletic
tendencies of the boys and girls and
Impressed upon them that there was
no better or more profitable way In
which they could pass their vacations
and utilize their holidays than by the
excursions into field and forest of their
walking clubs. He gave the same
message to the Amateur Athletic Un
ion of Brooklyn a few days later, and
when a club of East Side boys and girls
visited him at city hall preparatory to
a hike to the tomb of Roosevelt at
Oyster Bay he assured them that the
best walkers among them would make
the best citizens!
Walk and Be Wtll
No less enthusiastic a champion of
the walking game Is Dr. Royal S.
Copeland, city health commissioner.
"The benefit to health and the safe
guard to morals to be found In long
walka," said Dr. Copeland In an In
terview, "are too apparent to speak
of them. If one takes long walks alone
it is ws?, for he walks the road ol
health, but if he takes long walks In
company It ls better for he adds the
tonic of companionship to his exercise
Walking ls the one form of exercise lo
which there ls the minimum risk ol
overdoing lt In short, I consldei
walking the most beneficial of all exer
cises and lt is never out of season."
"Never In my life-time" said Ed
ward R. Wilbur, manager of a nation
ally known sporting goods store, "have
I known such a demand as now fox out
door garments and shoes and stock
ings and appliances for the tourist's
luncheon box. The rapid spread and
tremendous popularity of the walking
club Idea has no parallel In our ex
"The hiker can make his requisite
Just what he feels like spending. Real
ly, there are only two or three articles
Indispensable to hiking-thick walking
shoes that allow lots of room, thick
woolen socks and clothing that will
give freedom of limb. He should have
a canvas or leather musette bag, such
as the soldiers used In France.
The Cow in the Knapsack
"To get the real benefit and Joy out
of hiking luncheon should be carried
and prepared and eaten In the open.
Bread and cheese, a few slices of
bacon, some coffee, a can of condensed
milk, and a cake of chocolate fur
nish high-powered fuel for the hiker
and are readily and happily assimi
lated even by those who In their pre- i
hiking days were afflicted with di
gestive apparatus so feeble as to balk
at crackers and milk. Fortunately for
the hiker, he can replenishes simple
larder at any cross-roads store and
provide himself with the most nutri
tious and appetizing food In a form
that can be conveniently carried.
"No single development In the prob
lem of food transportation for the
hunter, fisherman, hiker and all lovers
of the out-of-doors can compare with
the gift bestowed by the man who
first found the way to make con
densed milk, thereby putting a dalry
in every man's knapsack. Before long
there'will be a national association ol
hikers, and Gall Borden will be Its pa
tron saint. Such an association could do
much to encourage the spread of the
most beneficial and universal of all
outdoor pastimes, map out Interesting
routes, secure the establishment of
shelters, rest-stations, and camp sites
at suitable locations, and Insure the
rights ot pedestrians on country
President Harding Says the
18th Amendment Must
- be Sustained.
With no uncertain note did Presi
dent Harding sound the call to stead
fast loyalty to the Constitution as
amended by the will of the people,
when on July the Fourth he address
ed a great throng of "friends and
neighbors" in his home town of Mar
ian, Ohio. In connection with empha
sis upon strict law enforcement, he
spoke of the Eighteenth Amendment:
"Majorities, restrained to the pro
tection of minorities, ever must rule,"
he declared. "The Constitution and
the laws sponsored by the majority
must be enforced. It does not matter
who opposes. If an opposing minori
ty has a just objection, the rising
tide of public opinion will change the
I law. There, is no abiding liberty un.
?der any other plan.
"I mean to sound no note of pessi
mism. This republic is secure. Men
aces do arise, but public opinion will
efface them. Meanwhile Government
must repress them. The Eighteenth
Amendment denies to a minority a
fancied sense of personal liberty, but
the amendment is the will of Ameri
ca and must be sustained by the gov
ernment and public opinion, else
contempt for the law will undermine
our very foundation."
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via Columbia. Arrive at Charleston 7:55 A. M.
Returning leave Charleston 5:15 P. M. Sundays; also, good on train
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Excellent Sailing, Bathing, Fishing and Water Sports. See Historical
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WEEKEND (t? OK
Sold for trains Saturdays and Sundays, with final limit returning to
reach original starting point prior to midnight Tuesday following
date of sale.
Summer Excursion tickets bearing final limit October 31, 1922, now on
sale to Mountain and Seashore Resorts. Stopovers. For particulars
communicate with Ticket Agents
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