Landover Temperance League (1933) "Prohibition in All Things," Ladies
Front row: Sassy McFarland, Imogene Sharples,
Helen Haightworthy (Mother of Judy O'Christian),
Back row: Mildred Tack (Mother of Georgia Sue Gaines), Sadie
Purser, Rosie Anne Teagues, Mamie Percy Cantrell (not visible because she
had fallen off the truck), Beryl Scaggs (not visible because Beryl
was behind Imogene Sharples, who was so wide three of her Negra farm hands
could stand behind her for shade on a hot day).
*About: Our Church's most dedicated members of the
Temperance League witnessed to all as they rode the lead float in the "The
Christian LOVE (Ladies Overthrow Vicious Evil) Parade."
The parade was organized to show the righteous indignation of True Christians
to the repeal of Prohibition. Toddlers Judy Hateworthy (the future Mrs.
O'Christian) and Georgia SueTack (the future Mrs. Gaines) were in the truck
cab, clutching miniature New Testaments to their tiny bosoms, praying for
guidance for their fathers (Harold Haightworthy and Buford Tack) who were
having a very difficult time navigating this crepe-covered flatbed in spite
of a cleverly engineered periscope. (For years, Buford was believed
to have actually cursed at Harold for saying "turn right, no left, that's
right, no, I mean that's ok, I mean left.")