In the July 30, 1914 edition, “The Baptist Standard,” official organ of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, described the prohibitionist movement as “a struggle for a higher Anglo-Saxon civilization against the slum civilization of the great cities.”
Elsewhere in the same issue, another writer really got carried away. He called big cities “the nuclei of vice, depravity, misery and crime, generated by the liquor traffic, and the places where it executes its most perfect work of temptation, contamination and damnation.”
So when Prohibition became the law of the land six years later, that should have solved the problem, right? Nope, not even close!