Elmer E. Thomas Deputy Prohibition Administrator Omaha, Nebraska
THE national election proved that there is a greater sentiment for the 18th Amendment now than there ever has been heretofore.
The same irresistible spirit which passed the 18th Amendment will assure its triumph.
All who worked for prohibition and voted this year to carry on will understand that they are the ones who must finish the work.
To make prohibition effective, all who believe that it is the great moral reform of the centuries must say to themselves, "It is up to me," and give their time and money to the completion of the task.
Prohibition has justified the claims that were made for it. Under it the country has made unbelievable progress. We know that there are many violations of the law which must be stopped. To this task the drys of America must dedicate themselves.
The law is violated because the sentiment for prohibition is unorganized. Prohibition was passed because the people organized for that purpose. It will become effective only when those who believe in it organize to make it effective. There are now many organizations. They are all working from the top and have no local units and no membership. They are not getting the results needed. If they were, this discussion would not be in order. Each community is responsible for the violation of law in that community.
I propose a national organization with a membership in every county in the United States, properly financed by