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FACTS, THE WEAPON OF POWER
Law enforcement, particularly
with reference to the laws concern
ing prohibition, is the chief concern
of the W. C. T. U. during the com-,
A manual containing definite in
struction to all those in favor of en
forcing the-laws of this country, will
be issued shortly by the National W.
C. T. U. and distributed widely. No
longer will it be possible to say
"I'd be glad to help if only I knew
what to do."
Anyone can help and without ex
tra work other than attending to the
duties of good citizenship. Prove your
approval of law and order by your
daily conversation. Remember that
humor is often more powerful than
cold reason. Try to refrain from
making anti-prohibition jokes or
Try to find out the . facts of the
benefits of prohibition in your own
neighborhood. If you note any im
proved conditions in your town or
district due to the 18th amendment,
talk about them. Praise the benefits
of prohibition, such as, good looking
stores taking the place of the corner
saloon and improved family condi
Your daily conversation with your
associates will help to put the true
facts before the public. There's a
real fight ahead and everyone can
To keep the dry legislators in the
majority in Congress, returning those
who nobly stood by the prohibition
cause and sending new dry legislat
ors to take the place of the wets, will
require greater effort than has ever
before been displayed. The prepara
tory work will have to be done long
before election day. Begin now.
Statistics are being gathered by
recognized authorities in metropoli
tan centers relative to the true re
sults of prohibition in this country.
This material will be available to
all. Make it your business to know
the facts. Find out the truth, tell
people about it, publish it broadcast
so that the subtle, untruthful propa
ganda now being systematically dis
tributed by the other side will be
shown up in its true colors.
Facts are the truths that appeal to
business men. They will listen if you
speak. They really want to know.
Remember, the other side, whose mo
tive is greed and self-interest, is al
ways quick to speak .
Let the real sentiment of the na
tion be heard. Let the good, law
abiding element shout and be heard,
from now on and every day until it
makes the mightiest noise ever heard
-next November.-Palmetto White
THE STRATEGY OF FOCH.
He came to America a few weeks
ago, and ever since our cities have
been ringing with cheers for him. A
quiet, browned, gray-haired, wrin
kled, pious, simple-hearted French
man, clad in the horizon-blue uni
form of the French army, Ferdinand
Foch! I honor him for the sublime
selflessness with which he puts by the
sword of war to take up the pencil
of peace. "This is my sword, now,"
he said, reaching for his pencil, as
reporters swarmed about him for his
courteous honor in bringing with
him no stock of wines and liquors
for his American tour. If some
Americans could be faced up to him
they might well be ashamed of their
own careless flaunting of national
mood. I honor him for the devotion
which he always displays when, every
Sunday morning, wherever he finds
himself, he detaches himself from his
nearest guards, and makes his way
alone to the nearest church of his
faith, there to worship in the simplic
ity of his need. But I honor him most
of all, because he, a student of war,
found out in his search, so much
One of the simple principles enun
ciated by Marshal Foch is:
"You cannot lose until you have
quit fighting. You may lose trenches
or cities or divisions, but you have
not lost the battle till you have lost
heart and stopped. That army will
win which is fighting fifteen seconds
after its opponents have stopped."
"When being pushed back ,attack.
My right is retreating, my left is fall
ing back, my center is overwhelmed.
The situation is excellent. I shall at
What shall we do who carry the fray
For civilization on today?
The war of the angels for godly
Against the power of brutish might.
When patience and courage are
And endurance is almost driven in,
And the angels wait in a listening
Then remember the Marne and Fer
From Sermon of Rev. B. C. Clausen.
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IMPARTIAL ENFORCEMENT OF
LAW URGED 3Y TENNES
With a calendar crowded with
moonshine cases, Judge J. W. Ross
of Cookeville, Tennessee, opened
Federal Court last month with the
determination to clear jup the dockets
at the earliest possible date. He did
not for that reason, however, make
things at all easy for the bootlegger.
His charge to the grand jury is
worthy of careful reading. A part of
"Gentlemen, I would like to im
press upon you the importance and
seriousness of your position. You
stand as impartial arbiters between
the people of the United States and
the law violators, and it is your duty
to do equal justice to both. Upon
your efforts depends, in a large man
ner, the enforcement of the laws of
your country. As I understand, the
most common and frequent viola
tions of the law in this district are
the violations of the prohibition laws.
Gentlemen, it does not matter wheth
er you are in sympathy with the liq
uor traffic or whether you- oppose it,
nor does it matter what your feelings
are toward the one whom the gov
ernment seeks to indict, you are*
bound by oath to weigh the evidence
presented and if you are satisfied
that a violation of the law has been
committed, you must indict. Anyone
who enters the liquor traffic is cer
tainly to be blamed and most rightly
condemned, as he knows it is wrong
from start to finish, and for that rea
son there is no excuse. It is your duty
to indict the rich and the influential
man as well as the little man who
runs his still up in the mountains.
"I think the 'big' man should have
a heavier penalty, because he certain
ly knows better, and should not be
allowed to mask his law violation be
hind a cloak of respectability. Gen
tlemen, you must close your eyes to
the individual and look to see only if
the law has been violated."-Palmet
to White Ribbon.
GOVERNOR COOPER TAKES AC
TION ON SHEPPARD-TOWN
For nearly two years the Nation
al League of Women Voters has
been diligently working in Washing
ton, under the direction of our able
chief, Mrs. Maude Wood Park, for
the Sheppard-Towner Infancy and
Maternity bill and just before the
close of our last session of Congress
the bill came to a vote in the house,
having already passed the Senate
twice. This bill has been signed by
the President and the states have ac
cepted the Act in rapid succession,
in fact so rapidly it has been impos
sible to keep up with them. Governor
Cooper has already sent in his ac
ceptance of the act and it will only
be a very short time before ten thou
sand dollars will be available for the
work in South Carolina.
The poll of the House on the bill
was as follows: <?
W. Turner Logan, Charleston
James F. Byrnes, Aiken-Yes.
Fred H. Dominick, Newberry,
John H. McSwain, Greenville
William F. Stevenson, Cheraw
Philip H. Stoll, Kingstree-Pair
Hampton P. Fulmer, Norway
This is a most remarkable vote for
our South Carolina delegation and
the women are deeply appreciative
to those who gave their support.
In the Senate Mr. Dial is recorded
as voting against the bill and Mr.
Smith as nonvoting.
This bill was endorsed by many
woman's organizations and its pass
age marks the first mile post for pro
tective legislation for women and
children and at the same time demon
strates, more fully than anything else
that has yet happened, the tremen
dous power of the ballot.-Palmetto
Soeks to Annul Marriage
Spartanburg, Jan. 6.-Broadus
Smith, through his attorney, W. W.
Dixon, has petitioned the court of
common pleas to set aside his mar
riage to Cordie Smith, alias Cordie
Henderson, alias Cordie Brewer, alias
Cordie Woodie. In his complaint the
plaintiff alleges that he and Cordie
Woodie were married in Spartanburg
county October 9, 1921. He also al
leges that in 1918 his wife was mar
ried to Leonard Woodie and lived
with him until some time in 1919,
when they separated and remained
separated until December 27, 1921,
when Woodie appeared and claimed
his wife, whereupon Cordie left him
and returned to Woodie and they
have been living as man and wife
ever since. He asks the court to de
ciare null and void his marriage, and
to put him back on the footing of a
man who has never been married.
. A DAILY PRAYER-CREED.
0 Lord, grant that today il may be
To those around me; that I may be
To their faults and failures. Help me
Each honest endeavor and through
Hard tasks to smile. O Lord, help me
A cheery word to all the faint and
To speak a word of comfort to the
And when the day is done may hearts
Because I have been serving Thee.
O Lord, grant that today I may be
Against each temptation; that Thou
Me from my sin. Q Lord, help me
All that Thou wouldst have me be.
Speak to me
And gently lead me back unto Thy
When from the path of right my feet
Teach me, O Lord, upon thy strength
And when the day is done may I be
Because I have been trusting Thee.
0 Lord, grant that today I may dis
No humble task; that I may not
However hard my lot. Help me to do
The things that I should do, faithful
To every trust; and when the day is
1 will recount Thy mercies, one by
When death, O Lord, shall beckon me
Grant that I may see the light of
Because I have been loving Thee.
-New Era Magazine.
In Peoria, 111., formerly a great
distillery center, bank clearings have
increased $15,000,000 since prohibi
tion. The thirteen distilleries in and
near Peoria, are now used for other
fpurpoaes, chiefly the manufacture
of food products, and the three
breweries there have also gone into
The internal revenue collector
used to get his heaviest revenue from
Peoria. This revenue amounted to
something over $35,000,000 a year.
?e admits having opposed the coming
of prohibition but said recently-"I
fought you hard but now I'm with
you. The change in industries has
helped and not hurt Peoria." Today
1,000 more homes are needed to
house the busy people of Peoria, for
the new industries require many more
employees than were formerly in de
The president of the Bessemer
Steel and Iron Co., Birmiogham, Ala.,
said that he personally has not until
recently favored the passage, of the
prohibition laws but that now, after
seeing the greatly improved condition
of the miners and the many benefits
they now enjoy because their money
is spent on their homes and not in
the saloons-he would never vote to
bring liquor back.
During the recent visit of President
Harding to Birmingham, Ala., there
was a parade such as before prohi
bition would have required a large
additional squad of police to keep the
huge crowds in order. This time, how
ever, owing to the changed condi
tions due to prohibition, the boy
scouts, unassisted, were able to man
age the Taffic.
The Eightenth Amendment was
passed, not after the soldiers had left
the country as the misinformed say,
but when only 300,000 had gone.
The majority vote in favor of prohi
bition in Ohio was 25,000. In a sub
sequent vote taken after the sol
diers' return, that vote was augment
ed to 200,000! Evidently the soldier
vote would have meant something,
just as the wets claimed. It would un
questionably have meant a more over
whelming victory for prohibition.
Palmetto White Ribbon.
A tiresome lawyer, in arguing a
complicated case, had looked up au
thorities dating back to Julius Cae
sar. He had dilated on his subject
for more than an hour and a half,
when he was pained to observe that
seemed to him inattention on the
bench. It was as he had feared-his
worship was unable to appreciate the
nice points of the argument.
"Begging your honor's pardon,"
he said, "b'ut do you follow me?"
The magistrate shifted uneasily
in his chair. ,;I have so far," he ans
wered, "but if I thought I could find
my way back alone, I would turn
around now."-The Argonout.
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EDUCATE FOR PEACE.
As we are daily reminded by writ
ers in the daily press and the maga
zines, the world cannot afford war,
physically, economically, or spirit
ually-and the last, though often
least noted, is the chief reason for
its discontinuance. Just as the list of
the physically disabled is growing
appallingly, so the number of our
young people who were rendered spir
itually maimed is also increasing as
the months roll by. Every day we see
that not only is war itself what Sher
man called it, but that selfishness,
greed and moral indifference to law
and religion have followed in its
wake. Often the barriers of pride,
good sense, and produnce have fallen
through the resultant deadening of
the spiritual nerves. That this is not
more universal shows that an innate
worth, born of goodly ancestry and
helpful environment, is mounting su
perior to the evil influences tftat are
like those poisonous gases which rose
from the fields of strife.
If permanent peace is to be estab
lished, one thing must be done. It is
not so simple not so readily accom
plished as was the sending of tele
grams and letters that urged the re
duction cf .armament, but it is even
more ne j?ary. Our department of J
Peace arluArbitration sums it up in
three words-"Educate, for Peace."
Just as through education the wo
men in the last generation were the
chief instruments in bringing about
the defeat of the legalized liquor
traffic, can they not through the same
means, compass the downfall of
The children both at school and at
home should be taught that war and
its consequences, in very truth, savor
of the pit. Instead of studying sim
ply the economic causes of'war and
learning about the greatest battles
and the most renowned generals, let
them be shown in history, economics,
civics and literature, that both di
rectly and indirectly war always has
been caused by man's passion and
selfishness, and that in its awful !
shadow always have lurked the hor-|
rors of suffering, famine, want, crime
and disease. As each war in history
is taken up, let them think and dis
cuss in essays, class or school de
bates, and in home circles, how it
might have been averted if the na
tions conceited had been willing to
do the right thing.
When the future citizens of this
and other nations have thus studied
this subject, when they have learned
to look upon war as a foolish and a
hideous way of settling national dif
ficulties, then-and not until then
'shall be brought to pass the saying
that is written," "On Earth Peace,
Good Will Toward Men."-Palmetto
PROHIBITION CUTS ALCOHOL
There was an average decrease of
84 per cent in chronic and acute al
coholism in the cities of New York,
Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, De
troit, Pittsburg, Cleveland, Balti
more, St. Louis, San Francisco, Cin
cinnati, Washington, Milwaukee and
New Orleans, comparing the four
years previous to prohibition with
the first prohibition year. This state
ment, made by the Fergus Falk
(Minn.) Journal, is based upon sta
tistics of the health authorities of
these cities. In New York, for in
stance, there was a decline from 687
deaths due to alcoholism in 1916 to
S>8 in 1920. There was also a.decline
of 48 per csnt based on the same
comparison in deaths from liver
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FOLKS NEED A LOT OF LOVING.
By Strickland Gillilan
Folks need a lot of loving in the
The day is all before, with cares be
The cares we know, and they that
give no warning;
For love is God'3 antidote for fret.
Folks need a heap of loving in the
In the battle lull, the moment snatch
ed from strife
Halfway between the waking and the
While bickering and worriment are
Folks hunger so for loving at the
When wearily they take them home
At slumber-song and turning-out-the
Of all the times for loving, that's the
Folks want a lot of loving every
The sympathy of others and thefir
Till life's end, from the moment they
begin it,' /
Folks neeifi lo? of loving ail the
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Be true to thyself, my soul,
Be true to thyself and God;
There's never a path to go
But Jesus Himself has trod;
There's never a road so rough
Or burden so hard to lift,
But Christ has a hand outstretched,
His helping a constant gift.
Then take Him thy care, my soul,
And give. Him thy heavy load,
I And ask for His grace to help
In every foot of road;
So shalt chou be true, my soul,
Be true to thyself, ?.nd God.
DRINK AND TENNIS.
A series of articles on "How to
Play Tennis" has recently been pub
lished by William T. Tilden, of Ger
mantown, the world's champion ten
nis player. Surely no one can speak
with more authority than Mr. Tilden.
We quote the following paragraph:
"It is certain injury to touch -al
coholic drink in any form during
tournament play. Alcohol is a poison
! that affects the eye, the mind and the
wind-three essentials in tennis. To
bacco in moderation does little harm,
although it, too, hits eye and wind.
A man who is facing a long season of
tournament play should refrain from,
both alcohol and tobacco in any form.
Excess of any kind is bad for physi
cal condition and should not be
chanced."-Palmetto White Ribbon.
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