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-| CONTINUED FKOM PACiF. 4] IgGfgBHstcr to temporary cover, but it nffi^^^Basting benefit. More often than not^BJH a well-conceived plan for first Pait^V9P>licity. What is required is to be gaiSftpmly by a well-directed, steady, haiBf^Sd unrelenting twenty-four hour grituf 365 days a year, for as many < h yeari as may be necessary, in order that improvement may be permanent and of lasting benefit to our people. THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE Today, as wet propaganda sweeps over our land, we see in many cities and areas i desp read crime and disregard for all T he unholy alliance between cor rupt politicians and the underworld, per mitted by an indifferent public, is the main reason for the existence of this can cerous growth in our political and social life. Disloyal, dishonest and incapable of ficials, frequently controlled by political connections which profit by the existence of an underworld, are permitted to exist by this same indifference on the part of our good citizens. The driving power be hind public officials is the ballot box. INDIFFERENT CITIZENS ARE RESPONSIBLE Wherever the underworld exists and dominates it is because too large a part of the upper world is indifferent. In a word, indifferent citizens are responsible for the present reign of lawlessness. They are too immersed in money making, pleasure seek ing, or party worship, to suppress this serious menace to orderly government. Were we threatened by an invading army, the manhood of America would spring to arms by the millions and proudly die in the defense of our country, but when the enemy is within our very gates; when the social fabric is being threatened by those who are grasping at public power that they may turn it to selfish ends; when men of known mercenary records are thronging the thrones and chairs of civil power ; when officers of the law are them selves breaking the law and when the very fountain head of justice is defiled ; when a highly organized underworld with millions of dollars at its call can delay and defeat the processes of the courts and laugh to scorn the penalties of wrong, the call is just as loud and just as urgent for lovers of this country to come to its aid and end the racketeering that is threatening the en tire moral, social and economic structure of our nation. Nozv, to charge the present racketeering to prohibition is untrue—it exists in spite of prohibition. THE SOURCE OF LAWLESSNESS In my opinion, lawlessness, whatever the character, can be traced to: Dishonesty on the part of officers, federal and state, charged with deten tion of crime and the apprehension of violators. The average police officer on the beat should not be condemned. He is generally as honest as his superiors will permit. Dishonesty on the part of district at torneys and other prosecuting officers charged with prosecution of offenses in court. There is entirely too much “trad ing” and “fixing” being engaged in by these officers. And last, and most important, the failure of some judges on the bench to award adequate punishment to those found guilty. Puny fines and sentences, such as ordinarily imposed, utterly fail as a deterrent to crime, and judges re sponsible are miserably negligent in their duty to properly protect and safe guard society. The real test of law enforcement gen erally throughout the United States lies in the capacity and willingness of our citi zens in the several states and their indi vidual communities to demand and secure enforcement from the authorities immedi ately responsible for law enforcement in their own jurisdiction, and to demand of such authorities cooperation with the fed eral government. In closing, permit me to remind you of Admiral Farragut’s inspiring order at Mobile Bay: “Damn the torpedoes—full speed ahead!” OHIO WESLEYAN GIVES PROHIBITION STUDY COURSE Professor Charles W. Melick, of the University of Michigan, former federal enforcement officer, told students in the course on “Prohibition as a Government Problem,” at Ohio Wesleyan university, that Hoover is the first president who has made a real effort to enforce the prohibi tion law. He contended that federal pro hibition has been tested by but three years of enforcement and he blamed early ad ministration of the law, under Presidents Wilson and Harding, for laxness which enabled large bootleg rings to grow into powerful organizations. Pointing out the achievements of the Hoover administration, Professor Melick recalled the fact that the amount of liq uor entering the country at Detroit has been reduced from approximately 20,000 cases of whisky and beer daily, 1926-1929, to approximately twelve cases a day now. Much of the beer which members of the American Legion were sold at the Detroit convention was nothing but near-beer sold at high prices, declared Melick who was sent to Detroit at the time of the conven tion by the state of Michigan to aid in en forcement work. Unsanitary conditions under which bootleg liquor is manufac tured and handled were scored by the speaker, who told of having found the bodies of dead cats, rats and mice, in liq uor tanks, which officers emptied follow ing successful raids. Enforcement of liquor laws is not a new problem in the United States, Professor Melick pointed out by citing government statistics, showing that between 1876 and 1905 the government seized 30,000 illicit distilleries, had 54 officers killed arid 90 wounded in enforcement work, and that Detroit had 3,000 speakeasies in pre-pro hibition days. GOD WILL DRIVE THAT TEAM, TANDEM A PROPHECY BY FRANCES WILLARD By Clinton N. Howard, Rochester, New York Sam Small, of Atlanta, Ga., has “fin ished his course.” Down at the Gate to bid him welcome was his companion in arms on a thousand battlefields of evan gelistic conflict, Sam Jones. They were two of the most original and unique personali ties that ever came out of the soil of the Southland. “Lovely and pleasant in their lives, in their death they are not divided.” My first meeting with these two modern apostles was at a national prohibition con vention at Indianapolis in 1888, which I attended as a delegate from New York. Governor John P. St. John, of Kansas, was the permanent chairman. Frances B. Willard was chairman of the committee on resolutions. That committee was in ses sion all night and brought in a divided re port. It was agreed on the question of na tional constituitonal prohibition, which the uninformed assert was smuggled into the constitution by precipitous action, and di vided on the question of woman suffrage. The majority report signed by Frances E. Willard favored the adoption of the “equal rights without regard to sex” plank, and she led the fight for its adoption; the mi nority report was signed by Sam W. Small, who led the fight against its adoption. I never witnessed a more ferocious fo rensic contest. Miss Willard was pleading; Sam Small was vitriolic. “Never,” he cried, “you can never cram down our throats the doctrine of the political equal ity of the sexes. The South will go to hell drunk, if need be, before she will ever consent to put the ballot into the hands of the nigger wenches of the shanty and shacks of a subjective and inferior race.” Trembling with emotion, he cried, “Fran ces Willard, put that plank in your plat form and you will ditch the Prohibition Chariot in the Ohio river. You cannot drive those two horses hitched to the same shaft.” “Brother Sam,” she said quietly, “that is not God’s plan. It is not His plan to drive two reform horses hitched to one shaft. God can drive that team tandem!” she cried. “The white horse of prohibition will go first into the constitution, and next will go the white horse of equal rights for women to make prohibition effective in op eration. You may put prohibition into the constitution by the votes of the men, but you will need the hand that rocks the cradle to keep it there!” Clasping her outstretched hand, Sam Small cried, “The South surrenders to a woman! I move the adoption of the ma jority report.” Pandemonium broke loose. The conven tion went wild with enthusiasm as the two antagonists stood hand in hand. Thirty-two years thereafter, in 1920, the prohibition amendment went into the con stitution by a vote of 46 states out of 48. Thirty-three years thereafter, in 1921, the equal suffrage amendment went into the constitution by a vote of thirty-seven states, only one more than the constitu tional majority. The state that cast the de ciding vote was a state of the South— Tennessee, the birthplace of Sam Small.