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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta FOURTEEN- THfrLEtHBBIDGE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1920 People's Forum MOHIilTWN AND THE -REFERENDUM Editor Dear Sir: At Ihle time when' prohibition referendum seeis to be foremost in the rolsiis of ininy Alberta cltiiens, will 703 ot your niuabie u article treating oh the ibore Off aU f the problems com- tronUoc wdetr utd avuitioc tion time it thic how taat-.'a jccittfolr tba mtatt- tacture and sale of intoilojlioi betcr- and Tinou Ibjmon. Liquor has been Mad Immemorial. Miny rfTt- rien'4 It aa aa inheranl rfcbt to eontlBge its Christ, while en Ant'of-hlf BilniclM ky. at ot Galilee, wUle in 'attendance Wise heea'- in tfae for the past at marriage feasts and mzujr 'other social enter- It hai become a social factor most, all tor in cases Gf colds, la crlppe or inteenu, the gen- eral public esteems Its medical power and vafue. v 'A For many years the American_adTO- .cates have been talking proniblfitffi, 'bat, thus far hare not .accomplished any Improvement along their Use .of endeavor. _. Is'eal Dow, the veteran of the tern- ppvement, labored in Tiin years.' .Susbn B. 'Francis B. Willard and Carrie Nation, -Trfthisr little red hatchel> deroted a .large part of. their, liyes to tie tem- perance --cause accomjjfisbjng ;any.real reform.'., A host of others labored wjth un- tiring -zeal 'for the temperance cause :that will- remembered by jnany nqw living, but without avail. Their 'dreams 'failed to come true.'' The 7 'dawn, of day-.tm surface' 'of trine reveals -no progress In tic. prohibited i .use of intoxicating beverage' Tna- speakers :that are out .ropre- Eenlinc the cause of the refereridnm instead of eivlns .the Tacts and f his- tory ot the prohibition. .Mnoreiiient, seem, mcct-ot them, to content them- selves shouting "Bootleeger, bootlegger. Down with the DootleE- do not believe that SO per cejlt. of our doctors ire '-bootleggers milder car present lays, andr-I doubt very 60 'per "cent. are. One .of IKe "re'ferend rim speakers said few ago that we had 'a good prohlbftlan law. It is just possible but why dpej it not prohibit ol JntoricaUnc; liqiors? My dear reader, because it never has nor i never will. Prohibition has been a curse to' every state, commonwealth or natioa. that has tried to inforce U by law. Prohibition is the mother of boot- and, should the referendum ctrrj- to exclude the importation ot liquors; very prolific mother lie will become. Tie dbctor's Would hare- A mon-, opoly ot Its and jnlshl have temptation to become bootleggers, as some bare in other.places. The illicit stills will then begin to creep in. The bootleggers Viu iheu begin to Mil concoctions of wood alcohol, rough i on rats, and tobacco juice (or whiskey. 7hl: state ot affairs would in-! Jurioua to public health. It would! lake aa army or .policemen to cope with the situation. Would it sot quart ot liquor at aJair price we may send get it? More- than JIOO.OCHMWO worth of liquor hat been taken across the In- boundary in to the D. S. i during.the.last year, and the United Slates Is a very strict prohibition country; This liquor almost invades the Very homes of our Old War prohibition light. The United Stales, with all its prohibition laws. become tho dumping ground fbr.ail the liquor, manufactured in Ire- land, Scotland end Canada, except tlieir home consumption. 'Now' it is not necessary to send inen with great ahility'.'hut they, should have at least a sense and try to en- act''lavs for a sane people. Thafarmers of this country produce large quan'.Ilics.fit rye, but he is com- it on-a freight margin] that the .buyer sends It lo Ireland or! Scotlud for a market, Then, if the fanflfli-.TwisHos to procure a bottle of bis own ryo, he may do sof express back here ..would it not he wise io give some'encouragement to the manufac- turing of liquor at .home under the supervision of a pure food board, to he-taken from the still by the govern- ment .to a bonded warehouse to be dis- pensed by-them under sane and practi- cal Llq.uor is. a commercial if manufactured at home would give employment to a good many and be ot some use to all. above our small homje consumption, would find a ready market 'down'in the'prohibition coun- try, across the.border. If the manufacture' and sale is regis- tefed'as it'should be, we cquld then dispense with the larger part ot our police force that'-are "trying'to' brand I some of our best citizens bootleggers, while they them selves arc the heaviest i imbibers of .intoxicating beverage in the realm.. .1 dp not believe It neces- sary-Jor this government lo employ f .i 'sai-k of hounds up Ihslr cellars it nholesale iho country trying to some I having to pa> proUMjItlon Vmr w.lthH prices little S6 9 V'ml o( wine that had bean hauled really actual queitioa for the clow u. thro ush, generation; trail CIDS people to decide in the ootninc llouor of Galilee, of Galilee. On October 25th we will be given a chincS'ld cast our on the refer- endum. Bui let me say to" every thoughtful, cum and won! vv you, only given a c-bance to decide belwe'ea' two evils. "Which one do you prefer? Snail wo cast-our ballot to stop the importation of one. of our commercial do not manufacture It at home! It so.-then we must look to tha'doctor aad booUtggtr for'our Wiijb sood will.for miiice toward Bone. TliEODO RB POOLB. .Milk Hirer, Alia. Editor. Herald. Dear Sir: In a recent Issue of the Kwald'an edlloriil' tl the meaning of'the liquor H IB staled that the'question1 to is, whether the people' of prince desire the authority" to import' llquor into Ihe-pTorlncsUfarifferred frphS-the Dominion Government tp clal 'or "not? 'Viftnally Ihls Is correct, out the tlon to be decMed'ln tSe'plebfscIte is, whether the of voting away the privileges whlcntnif now have of .limited amouiil pf liquor for personal to retain this privilege, If want to reUin thejr-m1 it they want to rots-its vote "yes." I do hot for the people to vole one ot the few! remaining rights away; coder.the Itision that such "i step II retired in order to Govern- ment conlror of the province. If the eruraent want, to.itop the people'trom importing llcjutir personal use, .theyl can do' M iyleftebllshinK enl-' ice der a slop will -_ -he-people, of having to seek some other calling, as they could not exist In'rcpnipiBtlfIon pieblBclta t? ad vance (he of b> rellu qutthlM the privilege "hlch they now Impwtlni It for (-ertoia1 iitt, which aa advance from t? yet aid dfv which will fa Into'tha ot iocton and booi legnn, prefer lo ho'd the p. ice llqujpr steady by obtaining the right to In port It kb JJdHof I mutt for, uloc much of your valu remata. Bryan Ort 14, U20 vcu for it, I Truly. SrX, 0 WAR OUeT BANQUET 'NBW Oef (By A member you see our stotk of these desirable cftauies on display. ftT HAVE EXTRA SPEaALVALUtS IN MEN'S SIM p SELLING AT BETTER QUALITY SUITS, MEN'S FALL AND WINTER OVERCOATS At and-up Mackinaw Coats, to SWEATER COATS in JAEGER and, othei makes Prices PULLOVER Ip Jergey; medium plain and club.pblors. Prices ,v, V Stan- field's, Tni-Knit: arid; WaV Shoe Values Lxtraordi ;In black velours and calfs. Regular prices up'to .16. All sizes.' try for Wm MAKE COMPARISON OF QUALITY CONSJD- ERED.; WE CAN SAVE YOU ?.MONEY, and Gco. and Regal SteUbn and Slorr Closed Every Afteraton til Farther Notice McGuire ;IARGEST DISTRIBUTORS OF. MEN'S WEAR IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA V ;