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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
UNITED STATES SENATE
S. 33, S. 34, S. 591, S. 592, S. 3118,
BILLS TO AMEND THE NATIONAL PROHIBITION ACT
APRIL 5 TO 24, 1926
IN TWO VOLUMES
Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary
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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
ALBERT B. CUMMINS, Iowa, Chairman WILLIAM E. BORAH, Idaho.
LEE S. OVERMAN, North Carolina. GEORGE W. NORRIS, Nebraska.
JAMES A. REED, Missouri. RICHARD P. ERNST, Kentucky.
HENRY F. ASHURST, Arizona, RICE W. MEANS, Colorado.
THOMAS J. WALSH, Montana. J. W. HARRELD, Oklahoma.
THADDEUS H. CARAWAY, Arkansas. CHARLES S. DENEEN, Illinois.
WILLIAM H. KING, Utah. FREDERICK H. GILLETT, Massachusetts. M. N. NEELY, West Virginia. GUY D. GOFF, West Virginia,
MURRAY D. Suita, Assistant Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON BILLS TO AMEND THE NATIONAL
RICE W. MEANS, Colorado, Chairman J. W. HARRELD, Oklahoma.
JAMES A. REED, Missouri GUY D. GOFF, West Virginia.
THOMAS J. WALSH, Montana
THE NATIONAL PROHIBITION LAW
MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1926
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 10.05 a. m.,. in room 224, Senate Office Building, pursuant to adjournment on Saturday, April 10, 1926, Senator Thomas J. Walsh presiding:
Present: Senators Walsh (presiding), Harreld, and Reed of Missouri.
Senator HARRELD (presiding). We will now hear the witnesses. Mrs. Peabody.
Mrs. HENRY W. PEABODY. Shall we begin?
Senator HARRELD (presiding). The rule is to swear the witnesses. I would like for the 65 witnesses to hold up your hands and be sworn at one time, so as to save time.
(Thereupon the 65 witnesses to be called and introduced by Mrs. Peabody were sworn by Senator Harreld.)
TESTIMONY OF MRS. HENRY W. PEABODY, CHAIRMAN OF
THE WOMEN'S NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE, BEVERLY, MASS.
Senator HARRELD. Proceed, Mrs. Peabody. Give your name and residence and the positions you hold, to the committee.
Mrs. PEABODY. Mr. Chairman, my name is Mrs. Henry W. Peabody. I am chairman of the Women's National Law Enforcement Committee. Residence, Beverly, Mass.
I have the following list of women who have come here for this cause, representing first great interdenominational church organizations. I would like to read the list, for we shall not have the time, due to the lateness of the hour, to present all our witnesses. I would like to have them on rocord, as they represent not theinselves, but great groups of women. I will read the list.
Mrs. E. H. Silverthorne, president Federation of Women's Board of Foreign Missions; national.
Mrs. F. W. Wilcox, New Jersey Council of Women for Home Missions; national.
Mrs. D. E. Waid, National Board of the Presbyterian Church, New York. Mrs. Robert E. Speer, representing the National Y. W. C. A.
Miss Helen Davis, representing the National Y. W. C. A.
Lieutenant Colonel Hamon, representing the Salvation Army, in place of Commander Evangeline Booth, who is ill.
Mrs. M. Madre Marshall, representing the colored women of the United States.
Mrs. John D. Sherman, represented by Mrs. Kate Abrams, for the General Federation of Women's Clubs.
Then we have as national boards of missions: Mrs. Herbert J. Goodman, Chicago, Ill., Women's Baptist Foreign Mission Society.
Mrs. William Bancroft Hill, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., representing the women of the Reformed Church of America.
Mrs. George Warren Dunn, Women's Board of Domestic Missions, Reformed Church of America.
Mrs. John Lowe, representing the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mrs. William Frazer McDowell, representing the women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church; national.
Mrs. Copeland and Mrs. R. W. McDonell, representing the Women's Missionary Council, Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Mrs. Lillian Graeff, proxy for the president of the Women's Board, Evangelical Missions, Lebanon, Pa.
Mrs. William E. Chamberlain, representing the women's department of social service of the National Council of Congregational Women.
Then we have with us the Women's Christian Temperance Union, one of the affiliated organizations of the Women's National Committee for Law Enforcement.
Mrs. William L. Darby, chairman of the law and legislative committee, Federation of Women's Foreign Missionary Societies, chairman of Washington committee for law enforcement, numbering 28 women's organizations, Washington.
Then I will take the State law enforcement committees:
Mrs. Herbert J. Gurney, representing the New England and Massachusetts law enforcement committee, Wollaston, Mass.
Mrs. Fred Crawford, representing Massachusetts law enforcement committee, Watertown, Mass.
Mrs. Frank C. Porter, of New Haven, Conn., representing the law enforcement groups of New Haven, Conn.
Mrs. Henry W. Farnam, New Haven, Conn. Mrs. Harvey J. Flint, Providence, R. I., acting for the chairman of the law enforcement committee.
Mrs. George F. Rook, secretary Rhode Island law enforcement committee, numbering 37 State organizations of women.
Mrs. Elida J. Card, representing the New Hampshire law enforcement committee and Portsmouth District Federation of Women's Clubs.
Mrs. Samuel J. Bens, chairman women's law enforcement committee of New York, accompanied by
Mrs. George C. Hall, Richmond County W. C. T. U., New York State.
Mrs. Edwin E. Aubrey, Duchess County, New York State.
Mrs. Chauncey Hamlin, Erie County, Buffalo, N. Y.
Mrs. Albert Lamb, Federal Council of Churches, Erie County, N. Y.
Mrs. Leigh Colvin, vice president of the New York State W. C. T. U.
Mrs. E. A. Steele, Livingston County, N. Y.
Mrs. A. Haines Lippincott, law enforcement committee of New Jersey.
Mrs. H. A. Franz, W. C. T. U., New Jersey.
State Chairman Mrs. William Alexander sends a report which I will present.
Hon. Clara Wood Derr, member of the Ohio Legislature and chairman Cleveland women's law enforcement committee.
Mrs. William Harrison Cade, chairman, State law enforcement committee of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. Nellie N. Somerville, Jackson, Miss., member of the Missippi Legislature.
Mrs. W. S. Hill and Mrs. Art Brown, members of the law enforcement committee of South Dakota.
Michigan: Mrs. Albert Tower, representing the Missionary Federation of Women of Detroit.
Mrs. Helm Bruce, chairman of the Kentucky law enforcement committee.
Mrs. Thad Brown, of Ohio, representing the law enforcement committee, and Mrs. Roman, of the law enforcement committee.
Rev. Hannah J. Powell, Sunburst, N. C., representing Universal Church.
Mrs. William Frazer McDowell, Washington, D. C., representing Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Alice M. Heagy, Steelton, Pa., representing United Brethren Church.
Mrs. J. D. Sands, president of the Women's General Missionary Society of Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mrs. Joseph M. Gazzam, Women's Philadelphia committee for law enforcement.
Miss Katherine Condon Foster, representing church boards of education, New York City.
Mrs. John W. Lowe, National Women's Home Mission Society, Methodist Episcopal Church, and secretary Maryland State law enforcement committee.