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The Neshoba Democrat. (Philadelphia, Miss.) 1881-current, January 08, 1920, Image 3

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SOUTH, STRONGHOLD OF PROHIBITION,
AGAIN CALLED ON AS TORCH BEARER
IN FINAL FIGHT WITH LIQUOR TRAFFIC
Seven-Day Campaign (or Funds to Begin January, 16, When the National
Amendment Goes Into Effect—Anti-Saloon League Marshals Forces
for Great Movement to Finish the Job—World Dry by 1930, is .Mm.
rtf the early stages of the fight for
national prohibition the states of the
south took the lead and have main
tained it in all the trying years in
which the dry forces have been locked
in a death struggle with the forces
behind the liquor traffic in this coun
try.
Asa section the south was the first
to clear Itself of the stain of the liquor
traffic and has been no small factor
in giving its moral and financial sup
port in the successful battles which
other sections of the country have
waged against this traffic and which
definitely becomes outlawed in Amer
ica with the constitutional amendment
that becomes operative January 16.
And now the south is called upon to
take the lead in the Prohibition En
forcement Campaign under the direc
tion of E. Y. Clarke, of Atlanta, which
comes as a logical and absolutely nec
essary result of the enactment of pro
hibition laws, both state and national,
and the companion measures which
aim at their proper enforcement.
“Finish the Job"
l ‘*Let's enforce prohibition and fin
ish the Job," has become the slogan
and the watchword of those in charge
of the campaign to enforce prohibition
In this country. The speed and ef
fectiveness with which this work is
done depends almost entirely upon
the spirit and the extent of the co
-operation of those who have made
possible the results already achieved.
1 The placing of the prohibition laws
and measures for their enforcement
■upon the statute books by no means
finished the job. There is still a vast
amount of -work to be done before'
the liquor forces confess defeat and
retire from the field,
> While the saloon has been legislat
ed out of business, it is making a de
termined effort to come back, and it
is the purpose of the Prohibition En
forcement Campaign to see that it
doesn’t come back.
The Liquor Propagcnda
When the Eighteenth amendment
to the constitution was passed well
, meaning friends of Prohibition said:
i “Our nation now is legally dry; the
I cause of prohibition has triumphed ;
the fight is won and we are through
with it”
The intensive campaign of the liquor
Interests to nullify Prohibition Is the
an iwer. Their propaganda organiza
tio t has been equalled only by that of
the German government.
NO BEER,—NO WORK!
Even the most casual reader of the
news of the day realizes that Prohibi
tion has Its hardest fight ahead. The
liquor traffic is waging at the polls,
in the courts and in the public press
the most desperate and determined
tight in its history.
To those who think America now
is “dry,” all that is necessary is a
glance around you. Reports are com
ing dally of the death of one or more
persons from drinking wood alcohol
and other dangerous concoctions sold
under the guise of com whisky, and
the activities of the so-called “blind
tigers” were never so pronounced in
the history of the country as at the
present time.
Ellhu Root Leads Wets
And this is the very condition that
is sought and is being encouraged by
the liquor interests. They are being
advised by learned and highly paid
counsel, led by Elihu Root, to use ev
ery means in their power to make Pro
hibition a by-word and to make con
ditions under Prohibition so intolera
ble and the violations of the law so
flagrant and the lack of law enforce
ment so notorious that the people will
become disgusted with the situation
and demand a return to the licensed
saloon.
It is the plan and purpose of the
Prohibition Enforcement campaign, in
so far as America is concerned, to ac
quaint the people of this country with
this situation and to open their eyes
and keep them open to the subtle
propaganda campaign which is being
waged by the liquor Interests.
They-are spreading the report and
encouraging the belief that the Pro
hibition forces now will turn their at
tention to legislation against tobacco,
tea and coffee.
No War On Tobacco
In this connection Judge Nosh It
Broyles, cbief Justice of the Georgia
Court of Appeals, says:
"The agitation as to prohibition of
tobacco is camouflage to handicap the
enforcement of the liquor prohibition
lawe. The persistent propaganda by
the National Tobacco League to the ef
fect that the Anti-Saloon League la
backing an anti-tobacco campaign is
entirely unfounded."
The prohibition campaign asks noth
ing more nor less than enforcement
of the Prohibition laws already on the
statute books and the enactment of
further legislation to strengthen them.
The campaign does not propose to
interfere with individuals. It la to
tended largely aa a campaign of edu
cation. Literature to counteract the
propaganda of fee wets, who are seek
ing to nullify the prohibition acts, is
being disseminated, meetings will be
held, and dry candidates will be aup
ported against the candidates cl the
wets tor every political office from
President downward.
In addition to enforcing Prohibition
in this country the aim of the Anti
Saloon League is World-wide Prohibi
tion by 1980. To accomplish this the
Prohibition forces not only have t
combat the liquor forces already in
trenched in Burope, Mexico, South
and Central America, China, Cubs
anA other countries, but must fight tbs
additional Influence of the American
dlatAllers who, driven from this coun
try, are seeking footholds in other
leads.
Campaign Begins Jan. 18
This great work will require s large
expenditure of funds, the active cam
paign for which will Degin January If,
when the National Prohibition Amend
ment goes into effect, and will con
tinue one week.
For the purpose of carrying on this
educational campaign organisations,
state, county and city, are being per
fected in Georgia, South Carolina, Ala
bama, Florida, JMisslssippl and Tennes
see.
Judge Nash E. Broyles of Atlanta,
chief Justice of the Georgia Court of
Appeals, is state chairman of the cam
paign In Georgia.
In Tennessee the state chairman Is
Former United States Senator W. R.
Webb, one of the leading educators
of the south, and bead of the Webb
School at Bellbuckle.
Prof. J. O. Cllnkscalee of Spar*
burg is state chairman for South
ollna. Prof. Cllnkscales Is promf
in educational circles and is prsc
of Wofford College,
L. B. Musgrove of Jasper is s
chairman tor Alabama. Mr. Musgi
Is one of the leading men in the st
and for twenty-five years has bee.,
forceful leader for temperance.
-The state chairman tor Florida
H. B. Minium of Jacksonville.
Minium is one of the leading bank
of the state and is president of
United Trust Company.
A. L. Watkins of Jackson, presld
of Millsap College, is state chain*
for Mississippi.
Supplement
Neshoba Democrat
Jan. 8,1920.
Be Charitable.
Don’t gramble If your paper Is nol
always flash up to the high standard
of your ideal. Charitably remembei
that the editor is capable of getttal
np quite as good a paper as yon cow
yourself/— New Waterford Msgnet.
Paths to Happiness.
It Is the most beautiful troth It
morals that we have no such thlni
as a distinct or divided Interest front
ear race. In their welfare is onrs, and
by choosing the bmndest paths to ef
feet their happiness xv<- i-hoose th
sorest and the shortest to our own/-*
t’.ulwer Lytion.
A Dutchman’s Capture.
Daring the Revolutionary war a
Dutchman was running from the Eng
lish. In crossing a field he stepped
upon a rake, the handle flew up and
hit him in the back of the bead. With
out looking around, he dropped to hli
knees and said, ‘I kivs np, I klvs up
mynheer soldiermans. Hooray fo)
King Shorge J”
Agriculture.
It is an Interesting fact that east
Of the Rocky mountains agriculture is
fairly well distributed, taking into con
sideration the varying areas of the
states, says the Philadelphia Inquirer.
California ,'jhows up well because of
her Immense fruit and grain crops.
New England appears to be lagging,
but all New England is less in area
than a great .many individual states,
and this “sterile soil” produces about
as much as Missouri, which has a
larger area than combined New Eng
land. Massachusetts produces more
value per acre than any other com
monwealth.
A rmet uwoant of work ht n—tm to he dewe whUk the
mterrmtioii of war Km neoeeeerily delayed (Ml nww. V
luted, and the malt i* that • • • • • eery lerw mM I v
ezpcnditurca ouaht to b* Bad* la uke up tor Oh lutof
roptiooa inevitably duo ta the war, aad to prepare the rail
route to eerre adequately the tarroeeed traffic throaqhaal
lha caaatiy. W A LICKS D. HINES,
(fcMO Oeaera/ tf JUSealh
Work more — -."wM"
Produce more —
Save more —
But we can’t continue increasing our
production unless we continue increasing
our railroad facilities.
The farms, mines and factories cannot
increase their output beyond the capacity
of the railroads to haul their products.
Railroads are now near the peak of their
carrying capacity.
Without railroad expansion—more en
gines, more cars, more tracks, more ter
minals —there can be little increase in
production. ,
But this country of ours is going to
keep right on growing—and the railroads
must grow with it
To command in the investment markets
the flow of new capital to expand railroad
facilities —and so increase production
there must be public confidence in the
future earning power of railroads.
The nation's business can grow only as
fast as the railroads grow.
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ttoo of RaUmap Execution, il Broaiwap, Mm Took.
Minister a Linguist
Four languages were used last fMf
In the preaching of Rev. Paul Burgee*
Presbyterian missionary la the Qu*
■altenango field of Guatemala, accord
lag to the Guatemala News. He spot!
In Spanish, English, German and Oak
chlqusL
, : : "I
Men of Rare Value.
*I weigh my words when I say that
If the nation could purchase a poteo
tlal Watt, or Davy, or Faraday, at the
cost of a hundred thousand ponndi
down, he would be dirt-cheap at thi
money. It is a mere commonplace and
everyday piece of knowledge that
what these men did has produced un
told millions of wealth, in the narrow
est economical sense of the word.”—
Huxley.
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ABSTRACTING OF TITLES
No one within Neshoba county
is equipped as we are to do ab
stracting. We have the Byrd &
King abstracting book—there aro
none better. No one within Ne
shoba county is more familiar
with either the records at the
coart house or the history af land
sold than Gordon Moore. He
will do much of our work. 0 T.
Raud will examine and verify all
abstracts made. With each ab
stract made we shall attach 9
map of the land abstracted. This
map will be in part a copy of
original government
tOOO years from now an inte -
gent surveyor can take this mu ; >
and with a transit on the ground
prove the accuracy of it. We
guarantee our work. Our prices
are reasonable. See 0 T Rand
at the office of the Neshoba Land
Company
Rand, Russell & Morrow

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