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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1910
THE HOOD RIVER NEWS
rUMJMKD VIWIUUI MOftNIMOa Y
HOOD RIVER NEWS COMPANY, Inc.
Hood Rivu. OmaooM
W. B. WALTON
C. P. SONNICBSEN-
Subscription, $1.50 a Year In Advanc
Kntarad u Meond-cka nattar. Feb. 10. 1909. t
tb post offlc at Hood RiYr. Oraroo.
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la view of a campaifii which
will no doubt shortly be waged at
Ilood River for and against pro
hibition the News wishes to place
iUelf on record in regard to thia
matter. It has been approached
to take an active stand on both
sides of this question. Prohibition
as we see it is a matter of pursly
local interest. Also one in which
ths personal liberty of mankind
plays an important part. In other
words, what Portland may see fit
to do in regard to the prohibition
question should have no bearing
on what Hood RiTer does, and
vice versa. We should not force
a course of living upon our fellow
man except with his consent.
Should the majority of the citi
zens of Hood River see fit to con
tinue prohibition let them do so.
They should not, however, at
tempt to force residents of other
sections of the state to refrain from
the use of liquor or to allow resi
dents of other sections to say what
course we shall pursue here.
Furthermore, a greater good can
be accomplished in eradicating the
evil effects of drink through educa
tion than can ever result from
compulsory legislation. The schools
of the country at large are doing a
greater work for temperance re
form than has ever been done by
anti-saloon and other leagues,
which in many instances have
built up political machines that
are not by any means above re
proach. The education of the boy
or girl in the public schools as to
the baneful effects of drink is a
long step toward solving the pro
hibition question. And we might
add that if much of the money
and labor that is spent in securing
legislation and conducting a belli
cose campaign against drink was
used in edueating people of adult
age against the use of liquor the
results, we believe, would be of
much greater benefit.
In this connection we wish to
quote Rev. C. W. Helt, who
for twelve years has been identi
fied with Anti-Saloon League work
in Indiana, and has succeeded in
voting most of bis counties "dry,"
but has resigned from that organ
ization, and explains his reasons
therefor in the following open let
ter to the public:
"I am a teetotaler and have been
an ardent and sincere advocate of
prohibition. I have reached the
place, however, where 1 will not al
low my desires to bias my Judgment
as to the beet method of dealing
with eo important a matter as the
drink question. To attempt to
t'OUCK A LAW OF ANY (HARACTKB
UPOn THE PEOPLE AUAI.NRT THEIR
PROTEST WILL KAIL IX ITS Fl'BPOHE
Laws cannot be successfully enforced
without a sustaining public sentl
"The closing of saloons will not
solve the drink question. The saloon
Is a creature of circumstances a
mere Incident by the way. The drink
habit Is responsible for the saloon,
and not the saloon for the drink
habit. There was a demand, and In
keeplDg with a well known law, the
supply was forthcoming. The drink
habit Is larger than the saloon traffic
and It will not be affected to any
marked degree by the destruction of
the saloon. Such an act will simply
change the channel through which
the liquor will flow.
"The supply will be furnished as
long as the demand continues. The
act of abolishing the saloons will not
make the millions of drinkers In this
eountry teetotalers. The same law
win not apply with equal success
to country districts and cities, and
any movement that does not take
this Into consideration will ultimate
"An unbiased study of the problem
has forced on me the conclusion that
unconditional prohibition of the
liquor traffic In the present genera
tion, with our complex citizenship, Is
a practical Imposslbllty and that the
money expended and effort put
forth by the Antl-Kaloon League and
kindred organizations, with the pro
hibition Idea as the ruling motive,
have been unwisely directed.
".Since the formation of the Antl Ha
loon league the per capita con-i
sumption of distilled liquors has in
creased from a gallon to a gallon
and a half, and of fermented liquors
from fifteen to twenty-two gallons.
The only practical and permanent
solution of the liquor problem lies In
education and the enactment of laws
which are reasonable and which will
make the successful control of the
"Millions of our people are classed
among the drinking, with a very
small per cent of them classed among
the drunkarks. or persons who drink
to excess. These millions will resent
an act of the people at large to de
prive them of what they regard as
their Inherent right, and will rebel at
laws enacted to that end.
"Education as to the value of total
abstinence must become the chief
work In our temperance reform. Af
ter a generation or two of such work
for our children and grandchildren,
conditions may be such as to make
prohibition possible, or that the
drink question will no longer be a
menace to society."
This article is not published to
prejudice any one on either sids of
this question. The News will, as
formerly be glad to receive articles
on temperauce reform couched in
impersonal language and of suffi
cient merit to warrant publica
tion. It will not, however, publish
any communication in favor of es
tablishing saloons. This may
eem illogical, but if so let it re
main. The saloon needs no ad
votate. Men who are supposed to
be of mature minds vote for or
against the saloon and it is up to
them to decide. There are argu
ments for and against the saloon.
Hood River is at present exper
iencing as yet its greatest period
of development and prosperity.
An epoch of material welfare it
may be added that is based on a
solid foundation. It is well, how
ever, to look a little' into the fu
ture. It would seem that there is a
tendency to exaggerate a little in
regard to some of the district's ad
vantages. It will be well to avoid
the reaction that must ensue from
statements that will not, to use a
current phrase, "make good." For
several years Hood River baa se
cured prices for its fruit never be
fore equalled in the markets of
the world, and there is every rea
son to believe that it will continue
to do so. Nevertheless, prices re
ceived for fruit here and also in
other northwest districts, have un
doubtedly reached an abnormal
figure. Close observers of market
ing conditions have known this,
and also know that a substantial
drop can occur in prices without
affecting the highly profitable
business of growing apples. In
fact a reduction in abnormally
high prices for apples has been
looked for before and prices estab
lished that will serve as a basis for
operations from season to season.
With the increase of production,
not only at Hood River, but in
other districts, this is but a matter
of time whether it occurs this year
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But there is no argument for al
lowing the indiscriminate use of
liquor in the hands of the imma
ture or irresponsible. The News
will always be found on the side
of temperance reform conducted
along lines that will bring intslli
gent results, whioh it believes can
not be obtained by compulsion.
We are now equipped with a first
class automobile and are In a por
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must govern the price of faney ap
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Hood River grows the best and
will receive the best price. Even
discounting the future the average
returns will make apple growing a
highly profitable, independent and
interesting occupation. There is
no need then to expect the im
possible or let the imagination run
Coarse ground and rock salt at
College Boys and Real Estate
The Hood IUver boys who have
helped pay their way through college
at Eugene by a little deal In real es
tate deserve commendation for their
shrewd common sense. Instead of
renting rooms and paying money for
four years Into the pockets of some
landlord, tney bought lot, built a
bouse, and paid for it on the Intall
njent plan. They are now out of
debt and the property Is worth more
than they gave for It. Thus their
rent has cost them nothing and they
have a pretty sura to their credit.
LESLIE BUTLER. President
F. McKERCHER, Vice Prtiidtnt
TRUMAN BUTLER, Chr
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