The Caddo Herald
June 19, 1925
Nobody Can Have any Liquor for Any Use
Federal Judge Williams at the last term of Federal Court at Hugo issued instructions to enforcement officers to enforce the law to the letter about introducing liquor of any kind for any purpose in the part of Oklahoma known as Indian Territory. He stated that the Supreme Court had held that the law against introducing liquor of any sort for any purpose was still in force in this part of the state and that if offenders were brought before him he would make it hot for them. Under this law no one can even introduce or ship in any liquor for any purpose.
It is an air tight law, and the enforcement officers are at work enforcing it. Dealer or would-be dealers are being warned about the matter first, given a chance to clear their decks. Then if any are caught hereafter they will be required to tell their trouble to the Federal Judge.
These officers also have been quite busy raiding stills. Several have been captured and the operators placed under bond. When they get before the Court there is not much sympathy for them because they did not accidently get into this trouble. Most of these liquor cases are being turned into the Federal Courts as it saves the county the expenses of trial and conviction is somewhat more certain- and it is quite more expensive.
So if people do not want to get into trouble they had better let liquor alone.
Liquor is poison; it is dangerous to the man who drinks it; it is dangerous to the man who makes it; it is dangerous to the man who sells it. Just why people should want to handle it is beyond the comprehension of the editor. Nobody makes any money out of its manufacture and sale; nobody does any good by distributing the stuff; and surely nobody gets any satisfaction out of it.
Our advice is to let it alone.
And keep on letting it alone.