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"Hear thou, my st>n, and be wise, and guide thy heart in the way. Be
not among winebidders, for the drunkard and the glutton shall
come to poverty; and drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath
complaining? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness
of eyes?
They that tarry long at the wine; they that .go to seek out mixed wine.
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it sparkleth in the
cup, when it goeth down smoothly:
At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Thine eyes shall behold strange things, and thy heart shall utter pre
verse things." Proverbs 23:19-21, 29-33.
What a Description Of This Evil
and the results of it,.Js given in these words! Since the
foundation of the world God has warned and pleaded with the heart
of men to leave ... to keep out of their bodies . . . any form of alco
holic beverages . . . whiskey, beer, wine, or any other form of if. God
did not want man, neith did He intend for men to ruin their lives
by drinking this evil stuff.
No Good Can Possibly Come From
Even the appearence of beer, wine, or any other alcoholic bev
erages, speaks for evil. It promotes all forms of evil ... 90% plus of
all crime committed . . . the Judges all over N. C. are telling us that
from 75 to 95% of all the criminal cases they are trying are related
directly or indirectly to alcoholic beverages. North Carolina sold
alcoholic beverages last year to the amount of $95,884,793.32 . . . beer
sales only to the amount of $54,998,685.84 . . . only $8,064,373.00 were
paid to N. C. in taxes . . . while the Kentucky distillers and others re
ceived the sum of $87,820,420.32. THINK of it! N. C. lost $87,820,
, 420.32 in order to get a little tax sum of $8,064,373.00, to say nothing
of the losses in human values.
Jackson county has not, neither wilTour County profit from any
income of the sales of beer and wine. Consider the large sum that is
being spent in N. C. and the small amount of taxes that N. C. receives
. . . CONSIDER the costs of the courts . . what is left? During the
next term of court in Jackson county there will be 26 cases direct
from drinking, and the cost per case about $120.00 each. THINK of
it! The cases directly from drinking is almost 2 to 1 against other
cases. Beer does contain alcohol, and DOES affect the mind and
body of the one who drinks it. Jackson county cannot profit in any
respect from a small sum, or even a large sum of taxes from the sales
of beer. Consider the destruction of human character. Certainly,
the lure of beer will lead to stronger drink. We do believe that crime
will increase, and other evils will multiply, as have already done so,
unless the sale of beer and any other alcoholic beverage, is stopped
in our fair county.
To Those Who Deal With Beer
We appeal to those who sell beer, or other alcoholic stuff! Do
you realize that you have your freedom and can enjoy life, because
of what the church has stood for, and the blessing of God through it?
Do you realize that when you sell to men, or women, beer or any alco
holic drink that you are ruining character, and taking money that a
man's wife and children should have for food and clothing? Do you
~like the sight of a man who smells like beer, and staggers under its
influence? Will you realize that you are helping to endanger the
lives of others; that you are helping to bring heart aches and suffer
ing to many homes . . . mothers and children? DO YOU CAKE?
Perhaps some do not, BUT there are some who do care. YES, there
is a better way for you to make a living in which you will have the
love and confidence of the people of Sylva and Jackson county. Yon
do care, don't you? Help to free our county of beer and other alco
holic beverages, and make it a better place in which to live. WILL
To Our Fine Young Men of
Jackson County
Young men we are appealing to you. We are fully aware that
many young men drink beer and stronger drink. We believe that
many of you were persuaded to take up the habit, otherwise yon
would not be drinking at all. You are to be the future leaders of our
county. We want you to know that we are depending on you to help
us free our county of beer and other alcoholic beverages, and make
it a better county for our homes, our children, and unborn genera
tions. You have seen the evils that come from drinking beer and
stronger drink. You know that the effect is awful, and that suffev
ing and trouble come from it. For the protection of our homes and
children now, and for the protection of your future homes and chil
dren, help us free our county of this evil. Vote against beer and wine
on February 3.
To All Citizens of Jackson County
The future of Jackson county lies within the hands of her citizens.
We believe that the citizens of our great county want the reputation
if our fair county to be maintained in a high and noble way. RE
MEMBER what took place a few years ago when beer and wine flow
ed freely in Sylva and other places! You KNOW that it was not safe
for women and children to walk thfe streets at times. TOO, you know
that YOU, the* CITIZENS, were aroused and put beer and wine out
of Sylva and Jackson county. The time has come for the same thing
to take place again. You know that the same thing will repeat itself,
and worse, unless we remove beer from our city and county. We do
not need any tax money from beer or other alcoholic drinks to help
run our county, or to be used in any way in our schools. HEAR what
God's Holy Word says, "Better is a little, with righteousness, than
great revenues with injustice." Proverbs 16:8. Shall we stand for
this evil to debauch and wreck our county for a little sum of tax mo
ney? Shall we let this evil remain in our midst for homes to be des
troyed, mothers and children to have to go without food and clothes?
NO, a thousand times NO, you do not want that. Neither do you want
your city and county supported with beer taxes . . HEAR again, "Woe
to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by in
You want our high standards to be built up instead of torn down.
The citizenship of Jackson county is composed of noble citizens who
have high character, and intend to maintain such. Let us HEAR ?
gain, "Beer is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is de
ceived thereby is not wise! At last it biteth like a serpent, and sting
eth like an adder!"
? We are depending on you, Citizens of Jackson county, to help us
rid our county of this evil. COME to the poles and cast your vote
against beer and wine on February 3.
With Sincere Thanks
Co. Chairmen
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The Jackson County Dry Forces

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