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McMASTER HAS CONSISTENT ENFORCEMENT RECORD
Candidate for Senator Has Clear Tally Running Back Through All His Activities as Legislator, Lieutenant-Governor and Chief Executive of South Dakota Governor W. IT. McMaster, of South Dakota, has a record extending back tc 1911 showing a consistent stand for pro liibition enforcement. This record covers his activities as a member of the House, the state Senate, lieutenant-governor, and governor. Not only has Governor McMaster as a legis lator voted for dry law’s and laws that would promote dry law enforcement, but he has never lost an opportunity to ap prove or make appointments in accordance with the laws to carry out the prohibition idea. His record from 1911 to the present time is as follows: McMaster and the Liquor Laws The record of Gov. W. H. McMaster as a house member, state senator, lieutenant governor and governor could not be better v/hen his stand upon all questions relating to prohibition and the enforcement of the liquor law’s are taken into consideration. This record extends back to 1911, the gov ernor’s first year in the state legislature. His record in this respect is one to meet with full approval of all the citizens of the state standing for enforcement of the laws of the commonwealth and he never lost an opportunity to vote for, ap prove or make appointments in accord ance with the laws to carry out the pro hibition idea or to strengthen its en forcement. His record from 1911 to the present time is as follows: 1911 As a house member lie voted for the passage of the 9:00 o’clock closing law for saloons as provided in Chapter 222 Session Laws 1911 (H. B. 28) as shown on page 320 House Journal 1911. 1913 As state senator he voted for the pass age of an amendment to the laws relating to the issuance of permits for the sale of intoxicating liquors requiring signing peti tions for the submission of licensing sa loons to be signed by freeholders of cities, towns and townships. Chapter 254 Ses sion Laws 1913 (H. B. 280) as shown on page 1284 Senate Journal 1913. As state senator he voted for amend ments to the state liquor laws providing for the licensing, restricting and regula tion of the liquor business, tightening up the law and making it more effective. Chapter 255 Sessions Laws 1913 (H. B. 486). See page 1893 Senate Journal 1913. As state senator he voted for the bill to prohibit township boards from issuing per mits for the sale of intoxicating liquors at any place within five miles of the limits of any incorporated town or city. Chap ter 259 Session Laws 1913 (S. B. 346). See page 1263-1264 Senate Journal 1913. As state senator he voted for the act to restrict the signs which may be placed on 6aloons and requiring the name of the owner or firm operating saloons to be shown. Chapter 260 Session Laws 1913 (H. B. 197). See page 1279 Senate Jour nal 1913. 1915 As state senator he voted for the pass age of a resolution proposing the prohi bition amendment to the Constitution and submitting the same to a vote of the peo ple of the state. Chapter 231 Session Laws 1915 (S. J. R. 5). See page 604 Senate Journal 1915. As state senator he voted for amend ments to the liquor laws putting teeth in GOVERNOR V/. H. McMASTER Of South Dakota the act relating to the issuance of permits, holding of elections on liquor questions and as to the qualifications of those who could vote in such elections. Chapter 227 Session Laws 1915 (H. B. 86). See page 716 Senate Journal 1915. 1917 As lieutenant governor he signed the bill relating to the prohibition of the man ufacture and traffic in intoxicating liquors and creating the office of commissioner of prohibition. Chapter 281 Session Laws (H. B. 307). Special Session 1918 As lieutenant governor he signed the joint resolution ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating liq uors (The Eighteenth Amendment) Chap ter 30, Session Laws 1918 (S. J. R. 1). 1919 As lieutenant governor he signed the bill amending the state prohibition acts. This was the act that created the office of state sheriff and the state constabulary. Chap ter 246 Session Laws 1919 (H. B. 127). 1921 As governor he approved the measure creating the alcoholic preparations com mission for passing on toilet articles, med icincs and preparations containing alcohol. Chapter 269 Sessions Laws 1921 (S. B. 131). Approved February 14, 1921. As governor he approved the act relating to the sale of denatured alcohol, requiring labeling of containers. Chapter 270 Ses sion Laws 1921 (H. B. 104). Approved Feb. 17, 1921. As governor he approved the act strengthening the act requiring druggists to secure permits for the handling of alco hol or intoxicating liquors and requiring them to make monthly reports to the state sheriff. Chapter 271 Session Laws 1921 (H. B. 164). Approved Feb. 16, 1(>21. As governor he approved the bill regu lating the sale of sacramental wines and requiring their purchase in a prescribed manner. Chapter 272 Session Laws 1921 (S. B. 127). Approved Feb. 14, 1921. 1923 As governor he approved an amendment to the laws relating to drunkenness in pub lic places in which imprisonment was added to the penalty as well as a fine. Chapter 213 Session Laws 1923 (S. B. 189). Approved March 12, 1923. As governor he approved the amend ments to the act relating to search war rants in liquor cases, making search easier for enforcement officers. Chapter 214 Session Laws 1923 (S. B. 194). Ap proved March 12, 1923. There is not a single instance on rec ord where Governor McMaster has failed to give his full support and cooperation to prohibition and to its strict enforce ment. TWO BREWERIES RAIDED Three Pennsylvania breweries were raided by agents under Divisional Pro hibition Chief Sams of Pennsylvania last week. This latest raid brought the total of raided law-defying breweries of Penn sylvania up to nine for the week. All of these raided places have been operating without permits according to Mr. Sams, and all but one have been seized several times and released under bond. PROBE BOOTLEG INSURANCE Detectives Quiz Supposed Members of Detroit Organization Which Protects Violators More than 20 supposed members of an alleged “bootleg insurance organization of Detroit have been quizzed by detectives attached to the city prosecutor’s staff. The concern is known as the Business Men’s Protective Association and it is charged that the association operates as an insurance company for bootleggers. The prosecutor has announced that the names of persons appearing on the mem bership roll of the organization will be checked with the list of near-beer propri etors whose licenses have been revoked. FRUIT DRINKS TAKING PUCE OF LIQUOR Consumption of Fruit in America Has More Than Doubled Since 1907 and That of Oranges Trebled; Dry United States is Becoming Greatest Fruit-Eating Country in World The Chicago Produce News carried the following item under a Washington date line of June 1. The story was displayed on the first page. What would seem to be an indication that fruit is taking the place of liquor in the United States is provided by a report received in Convent Garden, according to British newspapers. This shows, accord ing to the newspapers, that during the dry period in the United States the con sumption of all kinds of fresh fruit has been more than doubled and that of oranges has been increased by 300 per cent since 1907. “America is rapidly becoming the greatest fruit-eating country in the world,” said C. B. Moomaw, European distributor of American fruit imports, “and fruit drinks are taking the place of liquor throughout American society.” MRS. WILLEBRANDT WITNESS Tells Senate Committee Influence of Politics is Main Hindrance to Enforcement Mrs. Mabel Walker Willebrandt, As* sistant Attorney General of the United States and in charge of liquor prosecu tions, was a witness before the Senate in vestigating committee last week and as always proved interesting. In her testi mony before the committee, Mrs. Wille brandt declared that the public now quite generally knows that the greatest hind rance to federal enforcement of the dry law is the politicians working through Senators and Congressmen. Senator Wheeler of the committee in sisted that the main trouble with prohi bition enforcement is the shifting of re sponsibility on the part of government officials. Mrs. Willebrandt disagreed, contending that attempted political con trol of federal agents is the most serious factor. " “The real trouble,” she declared, “is not passing the buck but the influence of pol itics through some senator or congress man in aiding or blocking an agent's ap pointment.” Mrs. Willebrandt asserted that prohibi tion agents should be given three months’ training and she defended the agents of the Department of Justice, con tending that they lacked numbers and funds to cope with all cases of law vio lations, and that furthermore enforcing prohibition is a hard task because these agents can not rely on general reports but must get first-hand information. A spirited phase of Mrs. Willebrandt’s examination was entered upon when the name of George Remus, the millionaire bootlegger formerly of Cincinnati, was mentioned. Mrs. Willebrandt declared that Remus had fought conviction "clear along the line up to the White House.” Then she threw a bomb into the commit tee proceedings and gave some interesting information when she said: “I will be frank with you. A request for stay of sentence was sent to the White House by Senator Reed of Missouri, following a visit to the White House which the Sen ator made. The department was then asked to make a report.” Mrs. Willebrandt did not say whether the request for the report was signed by President Coolidgc but she left that in ference. However, she added, “But in spite of all the efforts made in behalf of Remus he is now in Atlanta penitentiary.” ENGLISH DRYS ACTIVE Number in House of Commons Increases Rapidly Until Now There Are 300 of Them The dry forces of England are moving to have the government introduce with out delay a measure giving to the people of each district of that country the power to prevent the sale of intoxicating liquor. A proposal of this kind was presented and approved at a recent meeting of the National British Women’s Temperance Association. At that meeting some facts were brought out showing the wonderful growth of prohibition sentiment in Great Britain. Isaac Foot, a member of Parliament, described how when he first entered Par liament two years ago, temperance mem bers were so few that they only needed a very small room for their discussions. The next year the number had increased to between 50 and 60. Today there are 300 temperance members in the House of Commons.