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PRESENTATION ANNOUNCEMENT

C.M. Newton Accepts the Annie Wittenmyer White Ribbon AwardUK PUBLIC ADDRESS  ANNOUNCER

"LADIES AND  GENTLEMEN,

"PLEASE DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO CENTER COURT, WHERE THE NATIONAL WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION  WILL PRESENT A SPECIAL AWARD TO UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ATHLETICS DIRECTOR - C. M. NEWTON. (Click here for a larger rendition of the photograph)

"REPRESENTING THE  NATIONAL WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION TODAY ARE NATIONAL PRESIDENT SARAH F. WARD, KENTUCKY WCTU PRESIDENT REVEREND HENRIETTA GRIFFITH, AND KENTUCKY VICE  PRESIDENT NELLIE BUCHANAN."

SARAH WARD "MR.  NEWTON, YOU WERE SELECTED FOR THIS AWARD BECAUSE YOU CHOSE TO  PUT THE HEALTH  AND WELFARE OF UK STUDENTS AHEAD OF THE INTERESTS OF THE ALCOHOL  INDUSTRY.

"ALCOHOL IS THE  MOST WIDELY USED AND ABUSED DRUG AMONG OUR YOUTH. IT CAUSES  SERIOUS AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING PROBLEMS.

"YOUR DECISION TO  REFUSE ALCOHOL ADVERTISING AT UK ATHLETIC EVENTS AND IN UK ATHLETICS PUBLICATION  HAS RESULTED IN A LOSS OF REVENUE THAT THE UKAA HAD BEEN RECEIVING FROM THE ALCOHOL INDUSTRY.

"MR. NEWTON, ON  BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL WCTU, WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT TO YOU  THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD THAT IS NAMED AFTER THE WCTU'S FIRST PRESIDENT. THIS  ‘ANNIE WITTENMYER WHITE RIBBON AWARD' IS BEING PRESENTED TO YOU FOR YOUR FIRM STAND AGAINST  ALCOHOL ABUSE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES."

UK PA  ANNOUNCER

"THE WCTU NOW ASKS YOU TO PLEASE STAND AND JOIN THEM IN APPLAUSE AS WE ALL HONOR OUR OWN C. M. NEWTON."

Annie Wittenmyer was the first National President of the Woman's Christian  Temperance Union,  serving from 1874-1879. The white ribbon bow was adopted as the official symbol of the organization at the fourth National Convention in  1877.

The plaque presented to accompany the hand blown crystal vase states:

ANNIE  WITTENMYER

WHITE RIBBON AWARD

Presented to

C. M.  Newton

for his firm stand in refusing alcoholic beverage advertising at athletic events at the University  of Kentucky

National Woman's Christian Temperance Union December 18, 1999

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