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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY. .TONE 16. 1917.
SOLDIERS TO TALK
FROMD. C. PULPITS
Baptists to Hear Words From
Army Members.
WORLD WAR AT CHAUTAUQUA
Lawn Service Planned on Fourth
Presbyterian Grounds.
Soldiers of the congreGation of the
Fifth Baptist Church, who expect to
be called to the colors, will make flve
mlnute talks at the eenlnB vcrico
tomorrow. This will be the first time
since war was declared with Germany
that soldiers have spoken from the
" pulpits of Washington churches.
Tatriotic music and red. white and
blue decorations will be a feature of
the services
"A New Way." a sermon relating to
the war situation, will be the subject
of the service at 11 o'clock tomorrow
morning. Rev. J. E. Brigga will oc
cupy the pulpit.
Hugh Miller, of Edinburgh. Scot
land, will speak tomorrow at the
evening service of the Fourth Presby
terian Church on -England In War
Times," Mr. Miller Is connected with
the British and Foreign Bible Society
and has been in close touch with war
activities for the last few weeks hv
correspondence with soldiers at ths
front This service will be held on
the church lawn, but In ecnt of in
clement weather it will take place in
the auditorium. The Rev. Ir. Jj-
eph T. Kelly, pastor of the church.
will speak at the morning service on
'Baptiied for the Dead." Charles
Whorrall will speak at the Christian
Endeavor meeting at 7 o'clock on
"Reverence.
The World War and the Scripture
Prophecies will be the subject of the
sermon to be delivered at the Great
Falls city tent Chautauqua tomorrow
morning by the Rev. Albert H. Zim
merman. "How to Know e Wild
Flowers" will be the subject of a Iec
ture at the afternoon service.
Ground will be broken tomorrow
afternoon for the new First Reform
u Church at Thirteenth and Monroe
streets northwest. The occasion will
b- observed by appropriate exercises.
' 'ons and communion At the evening '
service the pastor win preach A Ko
' manre in a Wheat Field."
WILL PREACH ON GERMANY.
The ambitions of the Imperial Ger
man government will be described In
a sermon tomorrow evening at the
Urare Baptist Church. Ninth and D
streets southeast, by the pastor, the
Rev. F. W. Johnson. His subject will
be "The Devil Taketh the Kaiser Up
Into a High Mountain." -Doing Our
Bit Provokes Bitterness" will be the
subject of the sermon at the morning
service. A special musical pro-rain
has been prepared.
WOMEN'S DAY AT CHURCH.
Tomorrow will be Women's Day In
Shlloh Baptist Church. Women of
the church will have charge of the
services all dar and will conduct I
what Is known as a -White Service."
Among the women who are to speak
are: Mrs. Bessie B. Anderson. Miss
Marie Morgan. Mrs. Alma J. Scott,
Miss Ella M. Boston, and Mrs. Ma
tilda G. Harris. The services will be
In honor of the tenth anniversary of
Dr. J. Milton Waldron's pastorate.
"MA"SUNDAYBACK;'Germans Trust In Alliesln U. S.
GIVEN BIG OVATION
Blushes at Cheers of Huge
Crowd in Tabernacle.
'Cologne Gazette, Officially Inspired, Declares
Influence of Hyphenates Is Best Foreign
Asset of Kaiser's Empire.
2,743 PERSONS HIT THE TRAIL
Nearly Half Million Expected in
Free Will Offering.
NOVENA AT ST. MARTIN'S.
A novena In honor of the Holv
Face will begin at St. Martin's Church.
.Norm Capitol and T streets north
west, at 7:30 o'clock Thursday night
and close on Friday. June 29. being
the Feast of St. Peter, Patron of the
Arch-Confraternity of the Holv Face.
The Confraternity of the Holy Face
was established at St. Martin's Church
on January 0. 1917. with the Rev.
r.ugene A. Hannan. Dastor of the
church, as local director.
SPECIAL MUSICAL SERVICE
Kendall Baptist Church Arrange
Attractive Program.
At Kendall Baptist Church. Ninth
and B streets southwe.t, the Rev.
Walter Scott Dunlop. minister, the fol
lowing musical program for tomor
row, under the direction of Mrs. Isa
bel Garvin Shelley, with Mrs. Hunter
Watklns at the organ, has been ar
ranged Morning Organ prelude. "In the
Green" (Kullak): anthem, "reace I
Leave With Tou" (Rbberts). with In
cidental soprano solo by Master Hil
lary Wilbur: ofTertory. aria from
"Oberon" (Von Weber) ; soprano solo.
"His Eye Is on the Sparrow" (Ga
briel). Mrs. Shelley, by request: post
lude, "Maestoso No. 1" (Battmann).
Evening Prelude, Andante from
"Fifth Symphony" (Beethoven): an
them. "Incline Thine Ear to Me" (Hlm
mel), with Incidental alto solo by Miss
Alton Marshall: offertory. "Song With
out Words' Otendelssohn); soprano
solo. "Thine Forever" (Jerome). Miss
I.ucile Wilbur, postlude. "Fragment
du Concertstuck (De Vllbsc).
ASKS AIDOF REeTcROSS
War Service Fund Subject of Wes
ley Chapel Sermon.
A plea for support of the campaign
of the Red Cross to raise a war serv-
lve fund to care for the -oMiers of the
Allies will be made by the Uev. I). II.
Martin, at "Wesley Chapel. Fifth and F
streets northwest, tomorrow evening.
The subject of his rermon will be
The Hed Cross Campaign. The
congregation will sine national an
thems at the conclusion of the f-er-mon.
Special services will be given
by the choir.
The annual children's day exercises,
'with songs and recitations, will be
held at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning.
A group of children will sing "The
Star-Spangled Banner." and other pa
triotic songs will be sung by the
choir.
MUSIC AT STJOHN'S CHURCH
Program for Morning and Evening
Services Announced.
At St. John's Church. Georgetown,
the musical program of the Sunday
servlces will be directed by Samuel
A. Leech, organist and choirmaster.
The numbers will be "Venlte." by
Atkinson: "Te Ileum" in B flat, by
Stanford. -Jubilate Deo' In )'.. by
Barnby: "Hark. Hark. My Soul." by
Ehelley: with solos by Charles Bright
and Paul Sullivan. The program for
the evening service Is -Festival Mag
nlfic" and "Sunc Dimltls" in C. by
Fteane. "A New Heaven and New
Earth," from "The Holy city." by
GauL The solo parts will be by
Charles Bright, baritone.
CHURCH OF THE COVENANT.
There will be a special musical
service at the Church of the Coven
ant tomorrow evening The service
will be given by Mrs. Reulah Hrp r
Kunwoody. contralto: Herman Raki
mann. violinist. Richard I.or!eberg.
'cellist. W S Blanchard. precentor,
and Claude Robeson, organist. The
preliminary program. which will
begin at 7-43. v. Ill Include the follow
ing numbers- "Meditation." bv Kin
der; contralto solo. "The Day Is
Ended" (with violin obligato). by
Bartlett. and 'cello solo, "Elegle" by
Massenet .
"GOD, MAN'S PRESERVER."
God, the Preserver of Man.' will
be the subject of the reading at the
First Church of Christ. Scientist.
Columbia road and Euclid atreet
northwest, and the Second Church
of Christ, Scientist. Fifteenth and R
streets northwest, at the services to
morrow. The morning services at
both churches will begin at 11 o'clock
and the evening cervices at S o'clock.
TO SHOW SACRED SCENES.
The Rev. Dr. C. C McE-an. pastor of
Douglas Memorial M. E. Church. Elev
enth and H streets northeast, announces
as his theme for tomorrow morning at
11 o'clock. "The Love of Loves." and
will give a stereoptlcon sermon on "The
Christ, the Cross, and the Tomb." at
7:3) o'clock. Special choir music has
been arranged for the evening service.
FOUNDRY M. E. CHURCH.
The Rev. Walter Everett Burnett
will preach on the theme, "Finishing
the Pillars with Lily Work." or
"Christian Self-Culture." at Foundry
M. E. Church tomorrow evening. t
the morning service the Rev. Dr.
Clarence True Wilson will speak.
NEW YORK, June 10. "M" Sun
day stepped Into the record breaking
class herself Isst night when she
made her official Tabernacl "come
back"after four weeks Illness In
all the ten weeks of the world beat
ing revival there has been no such
crowd as Jammed and fought and
pushed Its waS Into the great pine
meeting house, nor In the two months
and a half has there been sui h a
complete and unstinted outpouring of
spplause as "Ma" received when she
tripped up to the green topped plat
form. Her cheeks were rosy with blushes
at the demonstration, and when
Itodey handed her a great bouquet
of red flowers that the choir had sent
down to her she could only smile,
then some one started singing -Praise
God From Whom All Blessings Flow,"
and that led to more cheering. Flnal-
1. when the applause liad sof:ened,
she said in a few words the thing
that was in her heart. "I'm most
grateful to God that He has let me
come back to this dear old Taber
nacle and again look Into the faces
of the hundreds of thousands of my
friends. Oh. I thank you all."
Offering Grows Rapidly.
There's another record that's about
to be smashed at the Tabernacle In
fact In another day It will probably
go by lie boards, and then New York
will have a chance to hang up a
bright new one for the rest of the
towns In the world to shoot at for
generations to come. That's the per
sonal free will offerings for Billy,
which up to his coming to New York
was around 100.000. Probably to
morrow at this time this will be an
ex-record, for last night A. M. Harris,
chairman of the Sunday finance com-
j mfttee. announced that not including
yesterday's contributions the fund had
already climbed to the very respect
able figure of ffiO.OOO and had every
Indication of giving the hoped for
half a million a mighty tough race.
10,000 Turned Away,
With "Ma" on hand as a little In
spiration, along with what was prob
ably the greatest crowd that ever has
LONDON, Juno 16. In the semiofficial Cologne Gazette
of June 10, under the heading of "American Heart Search
ing," there appears a sensational front page editorial dealing
with a Washington dispatch to the London Times of Mav 127
describing the lukcwarmness; prevailing in certain districts
of the United States toward the war. , Germany. The Nation also wants to
put Us army ana navy on a more
effective footing In order to be pre
pared for coming International con
troversies about Canada, Mexico, and
especially supremacr on the Pacific.
"As to Germany the United States
does not find Itself situated either
like England or any of our other
European enemies. For the American
nation's war is, in the last analysis,
only a sort of colonial war, to con
duct which energetically against such
a mighty antagonist as Germahy a
sum total of national sacrifice and a
measure of warlike passion will be
required for which thus far there has
been no tangible Impetus whatever."
5,000REMAINFREE
BY AMNESTY ORDER
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL.
-God On a oolng Errand" Is the
subject of the 11 o'clock sermon to
morrow at the First Congregational
Church by the Rev. S". IX Gordon.
The evening sermon will be on "A Se
cret of Mastery." There will be songs
by a quartet, and choir music at both .been wedged Into any building in New
services. 1 vAPl mil ftlrlv tnnn.ri fh rt nf
...... ,-,,.,. .,.,- . . all his devil chasing exhortations. No
LAWN SERVICE UNDER FLAG. I8 than 10.000 people were turned
A Y. M. C. A. community lawn service away following the closing of the
will be held "Under the Flag." at Six- doors before 7 o'clock .and hundreds
teenth street and Columbia road, tomor- squatted on the sawdust in the aisles,
row afternoon at 4 o'clock. Congress- overflowed the choir and platform
man S. D. Fcss of Ohio will deliver the .steps, and massed ten deep around all
address. A special musical program tire open windows and exits. For
has been arranged. A special Invitation three-quarters of an hour Billy poured
ia extended to .soldiers. . Inter his tremendous audience shot
2r ' - j after shot of hot. molten Sundaylsms
"BUNKER HILL" IS TOPIC. ' In proving that "God Gives Eerybody
"Bunker Hill" will be the subject Chance to Be Saved." And then he
of the sermon at the New York Ave- "eppeo close to me eoge oi nis piat-
nue Presbyterian Church tomorrow iorm. pincneu snui nis eyes, ana wim
evening by the pastor, the Rev. Dr. ' cupped hands acting as a trumpet
Wallace Radcllffe. The Christian En- shouted forth a praer that only Billy
deavor Society will meet at 6:15 Sunday could make,
o'clock. i "We've been here almost ten weeks
I now. Jesus." he began, "and I want to
SERMONS BY E. HEZ SWEM.
"How a Young Fellow Got there." Is
the subject r.f E.' Hex Swem's sermon
story Sunda night at the Centennial
ttapti.t Cnurcli. The morning subject
is "The Hope of R.ehteousne.s.
HONOR AND RESPECT
FIRST, SAYS TEACHER
Business Success Not Everything,
"High" Grads Are Told.
EPWORTH LEAGUE SERVICES.
The regular devotional aervlcea of
the Foundry M. K. Epuorth Iea?ue
will be held In the rhurrh tomorrow
evening at 6 43 oVIork. Quitting
When the WhUtle HIow" will be the
subject of a talk bv Homer Kdson.
treneral secretary of tlie Fourth Fre
bytertan Church. There will be a
vocal polo by Harrv R Garrett.
-Hark. Hark, Mv Soul" will be ren
dered by the Ep worth Ixacue octette,
which has been trained, and will be
directed by Prof. Anton K as par.
thank You for the strength and power
that lou have civ en me. lour blood
wan not shed In vain so far as old
New York Is concerned, Jesus. Why.
New York has rushed at You with
open arms. Lord, until she's almost
swamped You. And I ran he at the
angels flapping their wings as they
tune up their harps. Jesus, getting
ready for the crowd."
3.743 lilt (he Trail.
Far over the edge of the platform
Billy leaned and his tone changed to
one of hate. "What's that growling"
he snarled. "Oh, it's you In hell, la
It. devllT Ugh! You thought you
had a first mortgage on New York
and were about to foreclose, didn't
"Business success Is not all. . you, devil? You thought you'd get
Allan Davis, principal of the Bual-' Vl Pr K!rI- didn't you? And you
..i l c 1. . j .Li a were sure you'd be able to break that
new Hich School. Impressed this fact ,,., heart h,e boy was hlttlnp
upon the four year class of 101. at , the boots, weren't your Well, he
their class night exercises held In the I hasn't had a drink In seven weeks.
assembly hall of the school last night land he's been here every night. And
"There are many tlmea In this life J that fellow who had his eye on an
when honor should be placed above other woman ou thoURht you were
money and the repect of otir fellow- about to start a divorce, didn't you?
men above riches." Irof Davis added. 'Say. dull, that man and his wife ar-
"Don't neftleci the ideals of life." , here tonight I don't wonder you're
James C. Wilkes, president of the ' pale around the cllls and have perl-
craduatlng class, made the address tonitls and appendicitis and pneu-
of welcome. I )oucln H. Moore gave monla and need a little digitalis to
1. a. ,44n ! nlJ..elli1iiaiaa n L-aan fl-tll Pnlllf."
ilic auii(Fi v -.iiv- iinri htfluuBirni r rt t - a ,- - -- :
which Kenneth . Markwsrd replied, j Again Hilly swung back, threw up
Carl E. I lll. prominent In busl-, his head and trumpted his words to
ness High School activities: Charles the great fan shaped sounding board
K. Rerlln. Frank M. flerardl. Mary overhead whence they were carromed
Frances Carter. Ruth Kathleen Hall. to every corner of the vast building,
and Martin I. Schram. editor of the "Oh. Jesus, wouldn't it be great If the
Balance Sheet, also assisted In the pro- j devil had to bank his Arcs and Jiang
gram. a To I-et sign on hell? Why. I can
The class ofilcers are: President. see the recording angels getting ready
James Wilkes: vice president. Esther to write down the names of hundreds
Flather: secretary. Catherine Kller- of folks tonight. I can see an angel
lane, and, treasurer. Maurice Tonkin, hanging over the battlements of
- I glory It's a mother wafting for her
, boy- and there's another- a wife
I waiting for her loved one. And.
c Jesus. I can see angels walking
The Cologne Gazete, which calls German-Americans
"our best allies."
concludes with the remarkable de
claration that the German-Americans,
"although good Americans." consti
tute "a sounding board" for the Ger
man cause In the United States and
that their "direct Influence" upon war
affairs Is an asset for Germany such
as exists In none of the other coun
tries with which the Kalier is at
war.
The Cologne Gazette declares It Is
"to combat this German Influence
that Lord N'orthcllffe and concludes
as follows:
"It la our Interest to promote as
much as possible tne process of re
covering their senses which, even ac
cording to English witnesses. Is no
taklpg place among the Americana to
an extent that can no longer be con
cealed. If we show them we cannot
be bluffed and simply shrug our
shoulders over blustering reports
about preparations from the United
States, American respect for -us will
only be Increased. In addition, to such
an extent as the system of communi
cations permits, there must be simul
taneously a campaign of political
propaganda.
"Any American who is convinced
that Germany is conducting a war of
aerense and does not think of .nter
ferlng with the independence of SJth
America or the political Inti'ota rf
the United States In Central Ame-i-a
is lost for the purpose of the entente.
Germany's -Best Allies."
The English correspondents at
Washington admit that the greatest
danger for a decisive conduct of the
war In America Ilea In the German
propaganda. Our best allies will
continue to be, as hitherto, German
Americans, their services to the
Oerman cause can only be underesti
mated by people grossly Ignorant of
American conditions by no means
seldom the case In Germany.
"As good Americana our compatri
ots have hitherto not pursued a pol
icy of political separation. They
therefore do not constitute any na
tional group of their own In the po
litical life of the ..nlon which Is not
a constellation of nationalities. 'J'nelr
direct Influence, on the other hand,
is all the greater, inasmuch as all
classes, professions, political clrclea
and other sections of American so
ciety are permeated to highest de
gree with German-Americans. They
Inject Into American public opinion
an element of restraint and circum
spection which already has often
been the cause of embarrassment to
Herr Wilson and his English friends.
We may be certain they also at this
hour are at their post."
The article begins aa follows:
'The Imperialistic and capitalistic
Interests, which stake all their hopes
on a victory for England, naturally
are heart and soul In the war and
will do everything to whip up the
people and popularize the war. One
should not underestimate their power.
They rule the press and wield a gi
gantic Influence at the Capital. The
rresldent himself Is whole-heartedly
on their side.
Enormous Koreen of Resistance.
"One must slo not forget, however.
that they are confronted by enormous
forces of resistance. The American
people are Inspired by a deep rooted
prejudice sgalnst precisely those capi
talists who are the real war zealots.
For j ears the people fee! they have
been exploited by these classes and
only elevated President Wilson and
the Democratic Party to power In
order to paralyze their Influence.
"As soon as the people realize that
the war Into which they have been
seduced with catch phrases of moral
ity is rea'ly a war of these big Inter
ests their awakening Is likely to be
even more thorough than It already
Is.
"It is true that the more sensible
and broad mssses of the American
people have also approved the war,
but by no means In order to accom
plish the purpose of the American
money powers.
Proclamation of President Saves
47 in Washington.
Forty-seven persons kept from Fed
eral prisons by reason of suspended
sentences Imposed in the District
Supreme Court prior to June 23, 1910,
receive the benefit of President Wil
son's proclamation granting "full am
nesty and pardon' to nearly 0,000 In
dividuals throughout the United
States whose sentences have not been
served.
Under a mandate by the United
States Supreme Court Issued In De
cember last, in the Wllllts case all
persons whose sentence had been aus
pended by Federal judges would have
been sent to penitentiaries today had
not the President Intervened. The
upper court held that a Federal Judge
had no right to suspend sentences.
A probation law went Into effect in
the District of Columbia on June S5,
1010, so that suspensions of sentences
In this Jurisdiction since that date
were not affected by the Supreme
Court decision. However, from 1907
to 1910 there were forty-seven cases
In which there were Illegal stays of
executions by the local Justices under
the Supreme Court ruling.
United States Attorney John E.
L-askey furnished a list of the cases
and defendanta concerned to the De
partment of Justice on February 2
last. In accordance with a request
from the Attorney General. Each
.case has been Investigated, and each
defendant will be permitted to re
main at liberty.
For obvious reasons the names of
the Washlngtonlans will not be made
public, but It was said today that no
Important cases are Involved In the
matter. It was also said that most
of the persons receiving leniency
have became useful citizens, and that
It would be an Injustice to drag their
names Into publicity at this late
date.
President Wilson points out In his
proclamation that the Individuals af
fected In most Instances have reform
ed and become factors In the national
life.
BANK CLERKS MAKE MERRY
Overcast Skies Falls to Affect River
Excursionists.
Despite the unfavorable weather,
the bank clerks excursion to Mar
shall Hall yesterday was a great aue
cess, more than Mto Junior bankers
and their friends participating, and
all reported when they returned to
the city last night that the day had
been one of geunlne enjoyment and
recreation.
The first boat left the wharf at 10
oclock yesterday morning, but by
far the greatest number of clerks
went down on a boat which left at 0
o'clock in the evening. This was be
cause of the tremendous amount of
clerical work in connection with han
dling Liberty bond sales In the vari
ous banks, clerks were unable to
leave their work for the entire day.
Roy L Neuhauser. president of the
Washington Chapter of the American
Institute nf ItanLlnr -i-ilrl tndav thai
American Wars In Pro. pert. . WB, wel p,,a,ed ,vlth the ICcess
"The Nation fears a iermsn attack nf the outing Ross Pollock was
on South America and wants to pre- chairman nf the committee on ar
veni It bv assisting In the defeat of I rangemeuts.
SMOKED WARLIKE PIPE
Soldier's Brlarwood a Close Imita
tion of a Revolver.
I thought fancy tobacco pipes had
been given up even before fancy to
bacco prices came In. a correspondent
of the Manchester (iuardian wrote
recently, but In Market street today
iits.Bi-T'.a am rsiiuici niiiuniiis. a hannan- i , --,..
able on- It was moderately dose Platform where BII stood ready and
to a revolver, the handle, which was ' .""V"? -V . .1 V.
the pipe bowl, being obvious briar
around on the roof with drawn
swords, fighting back the devils. Come
on. folks come on to Jesus." i
in a seconii 111 criuir imn iw-ii.
Into "Just As I Am." and In a half I
minute the long lines were forming'
and slowly working their way down
the sawdust trails to the foot of the
ORDINATION OF DEACONS.
"How a Suspicious Man Spoiled a
Cood Speculation" will be the subject
of the sermon which will be deliv
ered by the Rev. Howard I Stewart
at the Second Baptist Church. Fourth
street and Virginia avenue southeast,
tomorrow morning The sermon will
be followed by the ordination of de&
wood, while the stem, otherwise the
revolt er barrel, had the appearance
of blue steel. j
There wan no narrowing of th said
barrel to make It a comfortable mouth
piece. In the Interests of artistic'
verisimilitude the soldier clenched j
his teeth on a stem end as thick as a
man's finger. I suppose there must
be a, certain satisfaction In owning!
works of art like thl. and I well re-1
member the period when young smok
ers found rich content In meer
schaums which fetgncd to be. say. ,
the claw of an eagle or perhaps a j
roc clutching an egg. with the top
neatly cut off; or the carved head j
of a bearded man. or a neat carving
of Burns cottage, the bouses of Tar '
llament or the Albert Memorial.
We hardly see a meerschaum In the
street et all now. and the -culptured
pipe sesmed utterly gone until I met,
my soldier man. I expect his speci
men came from France. I
Kxaet
ly l.Kil answered the Invitation, mak
Ing with the W2 who came forward
In the afternoon a day's total of 2.74.1
and a new record for trail hitters on
any week day.
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Editorial from N. Y. Mail of June 12
NO TOTAL PROHIBITION
From the movement for war prohibition beer
should be omitted. Even if the change is limited to
the prohibition of distilled liquors, the result will be de
moralizing to great values. If beer also is prohibited,
disastrous results will follow, for which the expected
benefits cannoCpossibly compensate. "
In the brewing industry in 1909, the last year for
which we have" official census figures, there were em
ployed 62,363 persons, paid over $64,000,000 in
wages. Over $670,000,000 capital was invested, in
the. industry. Total prohibition would not only do
great harm to this capital and these men but would
work a small revolution in real estate values.
The dependence of national and local bodies on
liquor taxes for revenues is well kown. Revenue to
be derived from the manufacture and sale of liquor in
the coming year, according to the taxes devised in the
House, would total $484,000,000. This includes State
and local revenues from licenses. These license reve
nues in 1913 amounted to $109,000,000. This is not
the time when new sources of revenue are easily dis
covered. If whisky is prohibited the distilleries can turn to
making alcohol. If the breweries are closed there is
no recompense to them. If whisky sale stops the dis
turbance in tax revenues vypuld be large but not irrep
arable. If beer also is prohibited all excise and license
revenue stops. If distilled liquors are prohibited 95
per cent of all drunkenness will cease; alcohol in beer
can be reduced to 4 per cent.
The majority of the people in this country do not
want malt liquors prohibited. The intellectuals have
no right to force the measure upon the workingmen.
Strong opposition to such forcing will develop in Con
gress. The workingman's fare is a dull one; beer adds
a needed element of flavor and piquancy. It has a
definite food value. It is so established in the work
ing classes that its prohibition would work real hard
ship and cause real discontent.
In the brewing industry last year were used
52,000,000 bushels of barley, 15,000,000 bushels of
corn and 2,000,000 bushels of ricei Of this total, 35 per
cent was returned to the farmers as fodder for cattle.
Barley in this country is little used as food for human
beings. In so far as its use can be developed, we
should use it to eat. But we produce 3,000,000,000
bushels of com, mostly fed to hogs. It takes six
bushels of corn thus used to create meat with the food
value of one bushel of com used directly. By a very
slight decrease in our meat consumption we can set
free vast quantities of corn to eat. One of Hoover's
first acts will surely be to thus curtail our overcon
sumption of meat.
The European belligerents, though much harder
pressed for grain than we, have not stopped producing
beer. There is no economic justification for beer pro
hibition here. Against it are strong reasons of public
finance and social justice. The world was not made in
a year. Human nature cannot be changed overnight.
We can sometimes accomplish more by wisely direct
ing it than by attempting to dam and thwart it.
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