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Ironwood Times, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1926, Ironwood, Michigan THE IRONWOOD VOLUME XXXVIII GOGEBIC JULY NUMBER 20 FRANCE MAKES EM WEAR EM A LADY in France may engage in a dance On the stage or in any And a smile and some beads is the costume she needs To make up a decent But if she resorts to the strenuous sports Like the tank or She has to be dressed so it cannot be guessed If she is a girl or a She cant show her limbs to the she The rulers of sport have decreed A poor girl must run dressed up just like a No matter what happens to On tennis she must keep out of view Her shape and her joints and her She must do her best though she cannot di vest Her clothes in her effort to Now maybe just heard of the ban On showing her outlying Thats reason enough for her pulling her Long and the fireworks starts Thats how they insure that their sport shall be No eye shall be given a treat A French girl cant play in as scant an array As that which she wears on the Saturday INDICTING THE DEVIL in the we hear compar atively little of the devil these days for he seems to be working under the nom de plume of the younger generation and the jazz age at It therefore comes as a pleasure to find him indicted in his own right on charges of superintending the kid napping of Aimee Semple the Los Angeles evangelist who has just been returned to her flock after a mysterious ab sence of five weeks in the It is no news to state that not ably Los does strange things to those who bask in its exotic Per haps its warm beating on the pil grims effects certain rearrangements of the brain for in no part of Ameri ca do seekers after spiritual benefit patron ize more grotesque Los Angeles abounds with medicine Iowa and miscellaneous curators of the most of whom do a thriving business and own their own But McPherson stands out above all She is at least honest and does her not in gloomy chambers with a crystal but before people in a million dol lar Spirited away to the waste lands of Mexico and held captive there over a she announces upon her re turn that it was the work of Satan and none There is in this pronouncement enviable The good old custom of laying scandalous charges against the prince of darkness requires considerable fortitude and should be But the devil is the most of all Neither the police nor and department of justice operatives can touch He scoffs at damage suits and refuses to appear in His whereabouts are such that he cannot even be We hope that McPherson will get as much justice as she has but would suggest that she pick a less doughty THE GHOST OF THE KU KLUX IN refusing to allow the Ku Klux Klan to stage a procession at the sesquicentennial Mayor Kendrick was undoubted ly moved by a desire for peacf and tran but at the same time he seems to have dropped the curtain on what might haveturned out to be a very tasty Visitors to the exposition find in it not only an observance of the hundred and fif tieth anniversary of American independ but also a general panorama of Ameri can life since Things of the many of them so forgotten that they appear as are exhibited on the relics of another day that only serve to emphasize national development and expansion over 150 Among them belongs the for has taken a seat in the gallery of passe in Little IF IT AINT ONE WARNED THING ANOTHER FNLORE 8UAMEO ON THE Where or when does one hear of it nowadays Its huge initiations and witch its parades and clashes with the sub 100 per cent citizenry are only In the the brethren occasionally mus ter enough enthusiasm to persecute one or two but the galadays upon which they pluck the mothballs from their robes and function as an organized body are few and far Where is the staff of gogetters who once conducted such a brisk business peddling en rollments in the invisible empire We sus pect that they are traveling the road with more salable commodities in their Time was when you heard of Klan and of such gentry actually being elected to im portant political but try and find one after the ballots are who fin ishes in the It required a considerable period for the assorted assinities of the Klan to rise up and expose it as a ridiculous and worthless insti That having come to it seems a pity not to exhibit the remains to one coun try at Saturday THE MONEY THAT MADE AMERICA DRY FOR the first time since prohibition was supposed to come into effect a powerful body of wellknown citizens has organized to challenge it at the Michigan It is particularly fitting that they should chal lenge it in the person of Congressman Hud of who is running for renomina tion on the republican ticket for Hud son Avas superintendent of the Michigan An tiSaloon League when that organization made Michigan Hudson himself estimates that it cost the league about to carry that cam paign so if it costs the modificationists that much to conduct their campaign in Hud sons district and elsewhere there can be no legitimate criticism from Hudson or his dry In fact the modificationists might spend a good deal more without af fording the AntiSaloon League an oppor tunity for legitimate According to Wayne the general coun sel of the it has spent at least on prohibition in the last 30 He says it spent each year from Obviously those who oppose it now must have a fair chance to beat it at its own game and they will perform a public ser vice of the first magnitude if they press their campaign vigorously enough every where to produce the widest possible expres sion of informed opinion on the real issue between temperance and Here tofore the opponents of both extreme wets and temperance have lain down before the onslaughts of the extreme National prohibition was won by default in the first and has held its ground by default ever That is not a healthy It recalls President Coolidges recent reference to the rule of organized minorities through artificial paid selfish We ought to hear from both sides on so aggravated a problem as but so far we have heard from only one except in a few isolated Meantime the AntiSaloon League has be come probably the most powerful political organization in the United Certain ly it maintains the most powerful lobby in It whips democrats and re publicans in congress alike into line through fear of attack and It has made pro hibition the sole test of statesmanship and has produced a crop of politicians in Wash ington who wear a film for a The new temperance party in this officially known as the Michigan branch of the National Association Against the Pro hibition calls upon all who are opposed to the rule of the AntiSaloon League and the shocking social conditions its policy has to find their voice and stand up and be Most of the char ter members of the new temerance party voted to abolish the but they all de clare now that bonedry prohibition has Their objective they define in this language The Association is organizing a commit tee of leading American scientists and eco after exhaustive study and observation of the alcoholic beverage situa both in this country and will draft and submit to congress and to our peo plans for workable liquor control with the object in view of finding a method to bring about the greatest possible degree of real temperance in the United They resent the wave of the growth of political corruption and pious tyranny that have followed They estimate that there are between and blind operating in Detroit in place of the 1400 licensed saloons of They quote AntiSaloon League figures to show that arrests for drunkenness increased from in 1922 to in They assert that with its oppor tunities for graft and other ac counts for 80 per cent of the Detroit police men who go Bradford of whose candidacy against Congressman Hudson was welcomed by the new temperance party in Detroit this says no congressman should be soul and breeches by a highly organized even if that lobby is the AntiSaloon And con cerning the AntiSaloon Leagues payment of private fees to Congressman Hudson and Pengelly holds that a congress men ought not to receive one check from Uncle Sam and five from Wayne Wheel But after all there seems to be little dif ference between paying a congressman something by way of an occasional sweeten er after you elect him and securing his elec tion in the first if you are in the busi ness of controlling the But af ter more than five years of dry control pro hibition can become the sole issue in a con gressional campaign That is probably the most convincing fact that you can assess against prohibition and prohibition govern for it is a matter of actual current history and not It is the first evidence of but the AntiSaloon League will not accept it as And as Wheeler used to say when running the politicians let no quarter be asked or given in this CITY GOVERNMENT IN STATE IN discussing municipal government in Michigan the State Journal says that Lan sing is one of the comparatively few cities that still clings to the aldermanic Most of the cities in the state of above inhabitants have gone over to the commis sion An effort a few years ago to return Kala mazoo to the aldermanic plan and since the State Journal people of the various cities have settled down to the feeling that business instead of political government for cities is Like nearly everything else permanently serviceable in government what may be termed the commission form of government has been worked out on the basis of experi It did not leap into full favor and ser viceability at the first Following the success of the rudiments of the plan at Galveston and at DesMoines there sprang up a great popular feeling for the simplified plan of city For a time it took on the aspect of a and as in all fads de fects were But on the basis of changes and modifications began to be The real essence of the that of simplicity and direct was always and with some modifi cations as to the plan has persisted until today the commission form of govern with its city manager is considered by some as one of the greatest contributions to good government since the constitution of the United States was adopt The city manager phase of the plan is un doubtedly the most outstanding improve ment of the main Twelve cities of Michigan have city They are compensated Their salaries range all the way from paid by Jack son down to paid by Pro bably most of the efficeint managers are paid around The popularity of the city manager form to large justified by the results obtained under It yields the taxayer more returns for his dollar than any other MOONSHINE AND MACHINERY WITH no desire to enter into the preva lent discussion concerning the effective ness or ineffectiveness of the prohibition amendment and the laws and practices based upon we respectfully suggest that there is one phase of the failure of prohibition to operate that deserves the attention of our industrial We have been spending a great deal of money upon measures to produce safety in Our belts and saws are carefully There are safeties on the presses and stamping The man who pours hot iron has his goggles and his The man who works on the emery wheel has his sponge before his Every reason able attempt to safeguard life and the use of the faculties is it has come to our notice that in a number of cases affecting large bodies of workingmen and even in extensive plants that the introduction of good and bad spir ituous liquors into the plants is a matter of constant not limited in location and very extensive in In the older employees who cared to indulge in spirituous exhilaration took advantage of their lunch eon hours to do They never brought booze into the Today in Detroit and in some other cities of the state to which our attention has been it is quite the common thing to carry hard liquor into the plant to be indulged in during working Not only is this mildly but there are factories in which the cleanup gangs wheel out barrow loads of liquor con tainers which are planted in odd corners and in the this condition does not al ways get to the top executives and they are the people in the long must be re sponsible for the result of industrial acci From some knowledge of what we are talking of and with no purpose of defi nitely locating where the harmful conditions have become we would suggest that all of our industrial take a good practical look around the source of supply of liquor in the neighborhoods of their plants having done estimate how big or how little a stream is running or trickling through the aisles of their shops and into the neighborhood of their machin They say that liquor and gasoline will not will moonshine and ma Manufacturer and Fi nancial LIQUOR Clarence Lieb in McNaughts POISONS which are used in the denaturing of alcohol are not whol ly removed by The amount of methanol in denatured al cohol varies from 2 to 10 per The public often turns to making its own li quor under the delusion that homemade li quor is but chemical analysis of home made brands shows that to be erroneous and that liquors are very often high in poisonous aldehydes and fusel Homemade liquor does not go through the careful distilling processes which tend to eliminate toxic sub Therefore homemade liquor lacks three repeated dis tilation and manufacture in proper These latter of may pro duce serious gastrointestinal The chief inspector of police of New York City informs me that of eighteen hundred specimens of liquor seized in the city some time only nine samples were fit to Of over gallons of illicit liquor seized by federal agents during the past year only 1 cent was A large per cent of such liquor is cut made by taking a couple of quarts of real Scotch and adding enough together with grain alcohol creosote and carbolic acid derivatives to make a case of a dozen Even the liquor connoisseur can scarcely de tect the synthetic from the Germany is sending quantities of metha nol to this Although the Germans assert that their variety of methanol may be used as a base for intoxicating drinks with out the dangerous effects of ordinary wood alcohol this idea is scouted by American ex perts who know that if this should be at tempted a trail of deaths would follow the According to the alcoholic problem of the city of New York has become In he informs the city cared for two thousand Now the number runs close to Previ ously a patient recovered in two or three the average is 15 The word recovery as applied to alco has a different meaning from what it formerly A patient may now recover from acute symptoms due to postwar alcoholic but definite destructive undetected at the time by patient or are insidiously tak ing place in the pancreatic and nervous tissue which later on will crop out into a recognizable disease Were the public generally cognizant of this fact the liquor problem could be easily But there is always an air of smart ness in those who surround a cocktail shak and either everyone is willing to take a chance or unwillingness to offend his host Continued on page 8
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