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Fitful attempts to initiate petitions continued to appear, but all fal­ tered from public lethargy. , February 5, 1914. , June 11, 1911. - 59 - - BORN SOBER CRUCE AND WILLIAMS INHERIT A MOVEMENT and all their predecessors, the association condemned pro­ hibition hypocrisy and argued the economics of a liquor traffic. 28 Some wets, however, not yet recuperated from the trouncing a year earlier, discouraged another vote on the issue. 29 Others, however, considered political and social tranquility impossible until the dry dynasty was displaced.

Laws statewide in their application should be statewide in their enforcement, and what is prohibited by state laws in Muskogee County should be prohibited in Oklahoma County and in every other county. In order that the Governor's authority may be defined and that his requests may be observed by local officials, [the] Legislature should give him the power to remove summarily from office any local official whose duty it is to enforce the 1 9 1 1 , and Vinita Weekly Chieftain, January 6, 1 9 1 1 .

1909, 64-65. Senate Journal, 1909, 307-308. - 45 - BORN SOBER HASKELL EXPERIENCES ENFORCEMENT WOES of state, William Cross, he refused to honor it, claiming that the measure was unconstitutional. Governor Haskell supported Cross in his action. He de­ clared that the initiative process was not intended for the introduction of unconstitutional measures. Moreover, he maintained that the prohibition question had been settled for twenty-one years by the enabling act and by the constitu­ tion. Temporarily occupying the role of judge, the executive declared that a vote on the issue would be null and void.

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