Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 11, 1929 · Page 7
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i. •' - .' ' 1 , J I • • <{ if ' \ ' > ' v ' s ™ *',,•< TOPE SPEAKS AT SUNDAUERYICE Head of Anti-saloon League Delivers Discourse In Third l»)restjyteriart Cfmfoh to Interested Audience, . Wev. ttomer W. Tope, stale «uper- Intendent of the Pennsylvania Atltl- Snlooiv league, sflnke In thCt ±nlrd Presbyterian church yesterday. He said, In pnrt: From the days wjhen skin-clad rrtert and Women gathered With their children a.bout the fife In a, low-hung, 'smoky cave, the hearth and the hortie have been the centers of our racial life. Here are given the first impulse* to budding childhood. Here youth has the Opportunity to 1 profit by the experience of 'age. Here those ripe In years make their provision for the continuity of life, passing on the torch to generations which sud- ceed them. All human Society rests upon the permanent foundation of the ' home, There is no dther institution with which humanity has yet experimented which has even a minor frac- ' lion of the influence, value or slg-> niflcahce of the home. Here religion has its largest opportunity. THd time Is past perhaps 1 , when great religious leaders can write like Paul to Philemon, "Greeting to the s church in thy house," but unless the V church haa entered the house, then Ihe church outside the house is cribbed, cabin'd and confined in narrow limits .of influence. As Henry Ford recently reminded us, "Prohibition began at home With •women Who Wanted better home conditions. They got , it and the better home conditions with it." This Was not accidental. It is merely what has happened In social and moral movements without end. It was in homes, first, long before prohibition dawned upon the United States, that hostility toward beverage alcohol first was felt. Even in those far distant days When mothers made Nazarites of their sons, pledging them to total abstinence for a period or for a lifetime or with those sons of Jonadab who> early became apostles and examples of total abstinence, on down through the ages it haa been in the home that antagonism td the destructive forces of alcohol has had its birth and from the home there have gone forth those who have sought the salvation- 1 of their fellows from this curse. Probably there have been few more cynical suggestions ever made than those which are frequently set forth today by the foes of the eighteenth amendment who, recalling the bitter popular opposition to any return of the old-time licensed saloon, now suggest the sale of beverages, not to be consumed in some inn or tavern, but to be drunk at home. The home has altered greatly since prohibition came, There are exceptions, of course. The word "h'ome brew" has a tragic significance which we dare not and must not underestimate. The sad example set the younger generation 'by those who should have profited by the experience that is the fruit of years, will not be without its evil effect upon those not yet arrived at the age of citizenship. There is tragedy there. But tragedy is always the exception and . not the rule of life. Nor should we \ ever forget such tragedies are not \ the result of prohibition. Nor are they A--SO frequent as the countless tragedies / ' that resulted from the licensed sale of intoxicating beverages. The tremendous-boom Jn home building and in ho.tne owning which haa characterized the decade since the adoption of the eighteenth amendment is without parallel in our history. The money which once went' over the bar, Is now buying cottages or paying rent for proper dwelling places in which children may be reared. Not even the rage to own an automobile, a radio, or a fur coat seems to have affected this passion for the proper setting for a new home life under prohibition. ' There is an economic value to all this, of course. Not .alone our building trades, but' our furniture stores, our retail trade and the whole category of those who provide the raw material out of which a home. is built, have felt this new impulse. There Is a deeper significance also. A new spirit of hopefulness, a different attitude toward life, the dawn of finer ambitions and that "noble discontent' which makes each generation seek finer thing! than its predecessor* knew or dreamed of, have been among the secondary fruits of this resurgence of the old home building impulse. Out of this has come the desire for a larger education which la driving to the doors of our colleges multitudes of youth who before prohibition would have been doomed to the factory at an early age, limited in their outlook • on life, hemmed in hereafter by petty tasks, ill paid and without future. But there is another s"ide at the picture. A society whose ideals as formally expressed in its legislation are low and which assumes that evil is inevitable:and panders to the basei appetltei as though these were entitled to the same consideration as man'* loftier impulses, will, despite/ all barriers one may erect, tempei the quality of the larger number of i home* in such a community. When ,4/ by lav, under the license regime, we ^->were giving to the beverage liquoi traffic a quasi-respectable standing, we wer« by that very act minimizing the effect of all our preachment oi Christian doctrine. Our social con- Watei $12 and up Painless Extracting Sleep At* or Nevoealn (Asleep) or (Awake Teeth filled without vain. PlatM repaired while you wait. Very moderate prices. Open evenings. Free uomliiaUon*. Phone Z-6683. DR> STfriEB. «b floor. Talc* elevator 10 4th floor, Scbulte Olg»» start Bldg.. lien Ave. and lath Bt, Entrance next to Kranjoh'a Jewelry Stoic. LIVINGSTON'S XXXX BREAD n:.i UUI Mad* urllb PoUtot* ° M 0| our be pleated to icrve you New SOBE1SN UBIP BADIO J. E. Spence Electric Store Authorized Dealer* 1310 12th Ave. Dial «1»1 S. M. Gritiitii Co. WAXL VAPEB AND PAINTS 905 Green Avenue By WILLIAMS T FbkD A CLOlH fchduid hiiv* ctond -Arid iiot hfeve left the othftr Wftdoft*." *he ultimate victory has not y*V b««n won. It will b* Wbh h6w*v«r, tthah the full forces or drg«nl*ed ChflBtlftnlty In the United States InsUts upon an honest, Impartial ftrld energetic enforcement of the !**• afftlnst th« foe of «verythlng for wHIeh yoli and I «tand and for you and t are laboring. luct was the negation of our Christian .heory. We Were forgetting what Emerson so keenly phrased when he aid, "What you are shouts so loudly hat I cannot hear what you say." Between our practice as' a social order and our preachment as a .religious froup, there was a gulf fixed as great s that between Lazarus and Dives. Much of the" evils which accom- >anied the pre-prbhibition period and ts over-indulgence In, alcoholic beverages were, questionless, . due to this alse stamp of respectability which we accorded the'liquor traffic by our icense system. We 'are heirs today of much of that evil influence. It s lessening. Thank heaven, it is becoming "small by degrees and beau- ifully less." A great deal of our present trouble is due to this "hang- iver" .from our past misconduct on ,his question. How long this victory will.be mainlined .depends' upon how . thoroughly we inform the younger generation of the. real issues hidden behind the irnoke screen Of propaganda issuing steadily from the brewers, the vintners, the liquor group. Eternal Vigi- ance Is as much the price of liberty .oday as when Curran first uttered his 'immortal dictum.- In Pauline phrase, we must stand and "having done all to stand, united, alert, fear- ess and resolve'd." '. ' ' There is- a phrase- In the Old Testament which is rather significant and as well as applicable to those concerned in the continuing battle against alcoholism and In favor of an alcohol- 'ree civilization.' It is this: "There s no discharge In this war." While ,rue of all. religious activities,, it its- especially true of 'the flght against' .hose organized evils which flnd their head and front in'(he traffic, in beverage alcoliol., The sooner the Christian church realizes'that three, month en- Istments are meaningless and value- less- in this flght, the more quickly shall we be able to enlist that body of volunteers necessary to make certain the ultimate sure triumph for the cause of righteousness. The foes of the eighteenth amendment are not only well organized but they are continuously persistent. This is only natural since they have a tremendous prize at' stake. The old- time annual drink bill for this country was between $2,500,000,000. With the increased prosperity produced by prohibition and with our increased population, it has been estimated that the liquor tra.fflc would profit by at least $6,000,000,000 in the first year alone should the eighteenth amendment or the enforcing laws be wiped out. That Is the goal for which our enemies fight; It is a treasure greater than Golconda or Ophir could offer. 'A much smaller lure sent hosts of imen to California in the 40's and later ;over, the Chilkoot pass to the Klondike. Not alone behind the current ^Violation of the laws by, bootleggers land rum runners making'a few thousand lollars but also 'behind the clever sophistries offered by the . propagandists for the distillers, brewers, iahd vintners, there is this hunger for 'the enormous profits to be made. Those who are your representatives !itt this flght have no apologies to imake for the work they have done. They have achieved miracles. They have done this however, merely as your representatives. They are not your substitutes. Such victories have been gained because behind those Ui the front trenches In the conflict thwre have been arraigned the millions of people- in the churches. 'Legislators have realized this.. Administrators have recognized it. Not only the adoption of prohibition legislation but the better enforcement. of such legislation rests to a greater degree than many realize upon the volume of organized public sentiment which stands behind the law. The religious leaders of the country face the task of informing Iheir people, inspiring them and making easy the task of organization that we may hold fast that which is good. Those fighting for an alcoholic-free civilization in this country are count- Ing upon you. You have not failed us in the past. We cannot believe you will fail us In the future. W« must all face the actual facts which are patent to everyone that many ot our leaders in the churches are> today so busy with «. number- of things that they forget that "This you OUR DEAD, Otltt V&AO, Otltt 00t>. On Armistice day, We should remember Our Ood, our flag, our dead. tdrat, Ood gave 1 the sons Who fought fdr the flag, With stripes Of \vhite and red: He atsoN gave the stars that shine, And the background of lovely blue. And? just to worship at their shrine It the least that we could do. As our boys In khaki Parade the street, To bands and drums in muffled beat, And as our flag 1« held on high, flow down our heads In silent prayer, For those who had to die. And send a prayor for those who IIVP, Who Weren't afraid Their all to give;, Who fought "over there" In war's hell and despair So such as we Were allowed to live. Mothers old will stand In line As our boys go mar'ching by, And if we watch we will surely see Ma'hy a tear-dimmed eye, Tears for sons who were their all, Who mid the curse of shells did fall. But ever so the love goes on For those who answered Our cpuht^y's call. Hands will applaud That fairly ache, Bach parading boy To her heart she'd take Just to calm the heart that sorely burns With pain for her own Which will never return. But she lifts her eyes To our Ood above, , And depends on Him For comfort and love; He who took the One she loved so well Over there mid shot and shell. As the parade goes by With the famous tread, Remember our God, our flag, our dead; God's blessing I pray on each and all, Until we hear the great roll call, When He who controls each fleeting breath, Will take our souls from the bodies of death, And shelter us all with those we love, From war, from death, In His mansions above. —SUB HAVBRSTEIN, 1215 Fourth Street. The largest line of FALL HANDBAGS Every style and color .9S $4 .95 KARASEK'S 1409 Elmnth Ave. COMPANION SALE Of Two Short of Fall FOOTWEAR 3 Pair 7j> pairs of Patent Pumps, Cuban heels with large square hammered ateel buckle. Sizes 2V4 to 7. Widths B and C. 15 pair* or Black Suede Stepin Pumps, Cuban and Spanish beela, trimmed with gun metal, lustre kid.' Sizes 4 to 7. Widths A and B. Men's Shoes FLORSHEIMS $10 |1Z STETSONS $12.50 $14 FRIENDLY FIVES IS DUBOIfi—Pennsylvania; Baptist Baraca association, at a dinner at the Baptist church here, was addressed by ftev. Charles E. Kulp, able pastor of the Phillpsburg Baptists. Seveflty- flve or more men, representing Baraca. classes at DuBois, Reynoldsvllle, Punxsutawney, Sykesvllle, Curwens- vllle and Clearfleld were present. William H. Hannum, chief of the icAl district offices of the rehabilitation bureau in the department ot labor and industry, Is confined to his home, 1412 Teftth street. He is a victim of pleuro-pneumonla. 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