Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Looking Back to 1916: The Anti-Saloon League Battling "Demon Drink"

From the January 27, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1916, 100 Years Ago:  "With the exception of a very few churches in which Anti-Saloon meetings have been held of late, there were stirring local option sermons given in all churches of this county yesterday, at either the morning or evening services.

"The day was a field day for the Anti-Saloon League and some hard raps were taken at the Demon Drink, who was castigated to beat the bands.

"The county is dry now and the aim of the league is to keep it so and also to secure an even closer degree of law observance than has obtained in the past."

The Anti-Saloon League operated from 1893 to 1933 with the motto "The Saloon Must Go."

No Drinking, In Other Words.  --CootDry

No comments: