Signs of the Times

[From the Daily Times, Brazil, Indiana]

Dr. S. S. Aikman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, in his Sunday morning sermon paid a tribute to the character of the crowds which gathered for the Clay County Centennial Celebration, ... and compared the conditions to-day with those of the days of saloons years ago. Dr. Aikman said that the crowds of thirty thousand people were orderly and reasonable, and not one case of intoxication was seen in the entire crowd. No arrests were made. ... He said that people minded the commands of Boy Scouts and special officers whom they would have defied years ago. He declared the conduct of the crowds to be a big argument for prohibition. ... The conduct of the crowd was an argument that "the world is getting better."

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May 15, 1926

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