The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, August 01, 1920, Image 1

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WILLIAM J. BRYAN, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
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Lincoln, Nebraska, August, 192Q
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McADOO, COTTON-FRANKLIN
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QUESTION YOUR CONGRESSIONAL
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;" mBlli?' r; ", rVecombined liquor interests of tho country, and all those wlp profit-financially, or polit, .
Ww ork" - - : - '; ;iy. from the liquor business or from thb various forms of vice associated with Iho liquor buglnoRB"
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"Gentlemen: ; : u ' J"ni' " -
"In your issue ,6tv3uly$M20, you carry, in
your first column, firstf page, a statement
signed by Col. BryaiuaS follmys5r
'"Mr. McAdoo signalized his; defeat by saying
that the Presidential primaries should be abol-
ished and the old convention system restored
"You are entirely la, error. I have noVer
made such a statement. - I har d said that presi
dential primaries ought to be regulated by Fed
eral authority, made uniform throughout the
states and held on the bxmb day.. I have also
said that I think this expenses of national elec
tions should be paid out "$.' the Federal Treas
ury under proper regulation gpwitying the uses
to'whioh the money iftay -toft put aiid forbidding
are organizing their forces to attack prohibition. They will make a herculean effort to elect ueria-" v W
iprs ana congressmen in November who will vote to raise the alcoholic content or to weaken fha
enforcement provision of tho national prohibition act, known as the Volstead law. J .
The friends of prohibition should roquirp senatorial candidates and all candidates for con
gress to pledge themselves to prevent any backward step from being taken In tho enforcement
of the greatest piece of moral legislation that has beon enacted during tho past century. Whora
neither political party has a candidate for tho senate or house who will pledge himself to uphold ,,
the dry cause, a dry candidate, where the law pormits, should immediately be put on tho ticket'
by petition. . ;
Readers of The Commoner friends of the h6me, and all newspapers that favor upholding the ,
present prohibition enforcement laws without modification are urgontly requested to immediately
sub'mit the following question to all candidates of all parties, for the United Slutop, cinate or
house and aend their replies to The Commoner and a copy of their replies .to yq,ur jbcal paperH,for
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ivented, ' 'Ajr$i '' A rf$. t' ' ' enlorcomqiit of the"' present prohibition Ian-, honestly and In good faith, . without any Incrcaso in vjt.i
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prominent a place in h'Coninioner as was the
erroneous statement olf Col. Bryan's to which I
refer? Very truly-yours,
The Commoner, -' " "W, G., McADOO."
Lincoln, Neb.
I am sorry thefmistaico.as made, and hasten
to correct it. TheCmmonor has t or some years
advocated the presidential -primary a -'federal
primary wherever state' -law do not comply
with foderal requireineuts. ., They should all be
held on the same day, .aa. Mr.McAdoo suggests.
The Commoner ha'3kValiio "advocated the payment
oi necessary campaitJ expense's by federal ap
propriation a -plansuyiested by President
Roosevelt. . v ,'f'' - -
Some months bfor,eth.e!coaventlon Mr. Mc
Adoo was quoted?p";adyising 'AGAINST instruc
tions for candidate- If ' ln( views were mis
fopresented on -thjs.BuhjecVt shall be pleased
to so inform ray i;eadersT.t T he Commoner does
&ot intend to misrpresentr.iiny one and gladly
orrects mista'aaat-wiay be made. . r " ? j
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PUT 0iDKgjt)N GUARP.."' .'
Remember ttaboih' "CortdHarding. virtual
ly INVITE congress toSliarigf the-Volstead act.
ery dry in ovfirFktate'shbuldbe on guard to
elect a dry Senateand House.' Vote .only for
gators and.ngaraenKNOWN.TcBB DRT.
JO INORfiASElrkJB AXleOHOLIG CON
TENT SHOULOE PERMITTED. No weakr
cning of the Jawshould be allowed. -
Vf. J. BrtYAN;
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The Commoner will publish in each issue until after the November election the names, poll?',
tic's and district of all candidates for the national senate or house who answer tljp above quofttjon 4.
i n,o nffirmatlvo. Candidates for congress need not wait to be questioned. If you are in faVbr,.,.:
of defending the home against the attacks of the liquor gang, send your names to The, Commoner.' ;..
at once to be placed on the roll oi nonor ior support uy mV Wunwuw luh.v.
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The Acceptance Speeches
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The presidential campaign of 1920 is form
ally opened. The acceptance speeches are before
the country; the candidates have Interpreted
the platforms upon which they are running,
each endeavoring to support his party s declara
tion as strongly as possible.
Of the two speeches Senator Harding's 'Is
more sonorous while Governor Cox's address is
morsonoro difference in tho
more uirect mm ! A1. ,, nna
in, nt the words
will be noticed if one
The senator uses longer
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TO qOMMOIB READERS
Kindly sendoheVCorniaionQr at once "the
Dames, mail addrfsTand give tho number of the
ngressional.digriirof all 9Jtiididates of all po-
of Victor nub-. r .v AXnrcfiBe(i in
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manner uu.-v -a tho
otii favor woman's suuragu auu v-,
Both favor wu t necessary for rati-
h0pe that the one more -mx
flcation will soon be wjnred.
spends a mu "-r,; a little more for-
.- that furnishes the one stab
cibly. Tueinww - an argUment
HOvctwr ' .
Governor Cox puu fltae
The party - ;
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necessary win, u practical argument
stronger than either thPn
tbat -brings home Iter7 trainIng
suhjeci vl u-.. .
l!llcal rtieS&the, United States senate and Ottt h eIther one might have
for tae$U.i ,h nf. f.0nVesontatives. both are silent,
made more votes with a single sentence on.thJ
subject than ho could have made with the same
number of words on any other subject. Gov
ernor Cox says that entrapoc Into the L&igue,
of Nations will enable us to reduce 'military ex
penses, and It might be inferred that he would,,
not favor the addition of $7,000,000,000, a year
for the compulsory training of the youths of the
country, but he did not avail himself of the op? '
portunity to pledge his influence against such a
policy. v .
Senator Harding did not say'alfiyMifag op the
subject at all, unless he,lntended to cpnvey this
tdjia in one sentence,-namely, "I believe in a
small army, but the best in the worldwlth a
mindfulness for preparedness which will avoid
the unutterable tost of our previous neglect,"
What does he moan by "preparedness?" Soma'
of his colleagues have insisted that the failure
to train the young men previous to the last war
resulted in unutterable cost. ' As neither party H
platform made any specific declaration on the '
subject, the candidates took refuge behind plat '
form silence to excuse their own silence, al- .
though the menace of universal compulsory
military training still hangs over the nation. It
was recommended by; Secretary Baker and en-?
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