Religion: Catholic Drys

Talk about a dry and most people think of a Methodist or a Baptist bluenose. But the Roman Catholic Church also has its bluenoses. In Philadelphia last fortnight 400 of them assembled to attend the 72nd annual convention of the Catholic Total Abstinence Union.

The FBI furnished figures to spur the Catholic drys in their work: predominant among arrested last year were 18-year-old boys & girls; there was a 39% increase in the women arrested for drunkenness; a 69% increase in women arrested for disorderly conduct; many teen-age boys working in factories with older...

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