Mr and Mrs Charles Evans of Ardmore, PA are reported to be unfazed by the threats to tar and feather them by their neighbors along the Main Line for inviting Scott Nearing to speak at their home. Nearing and the American Socialist Society were about to go on trial under the Espionage Act in New York for the opposition to the war. In nearby Swarthmore, (progressive) Republican candidate for governor William Sprout declares he is both for prohibition and woman's suffrage. And the saloon-keeper members of the Retail Liquor Dealers Association of Philadelphia are showing their patriotism by discontinuing the sale of flasks for off-premise drinking, to ensure liquor does not get to the soldiers.
Source: "Nearing Hosts Fear No Attack," Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 25, 1918. Page 2, Column 5.