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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1914.
LABOR LEADERS SAY
THEY ARE OPPOSED
TO PROHIBITION IDEA
-' , l
; Loog Hours and Overwork
blamed tor intemperance
. in Industrial Centers, I
MANY INSTANCES CITED
Workers Bo Hot H4 Protection of
, ' '
la Opn Statement.
FUaming lonft hour, overwork and.
conHenutnt netve exhaustion for the ,
prevalence of intemperance in the in
dustrial centers, a uliitement declaring
opposition to Btale-wido. prohibition
has just been iHMird by a group of i
men prominently IrU-nUtMed with the .
labor movement. The names affixed
are those of individuals in their prl- ,
vate ca parity and do not represent
any of the labor organizations as
The htatement follows:
. the undersigned, arc oppond to
Btate-wlde prohibition for the lulluw
Inir reasons: .
Uecause experience has shown thai
wherever prohibition has been in ef
fect It has merely changed the traf
fic Into another channel without re
ducing the consumption of liquor.
In the organised labor movement we
have living proof of the fact that us
tlin conditions of the worker are im
proved by shorter hours, increased
wages, more leisure for mental Im
provement, that the character of the t
worker improves correspondingly, lie
becomes temperate by choice. j
We are constrained to speak of this I
because the I'rohibitlonists are. par-;
ticularlv at this time. concerning
themselves with the poor "working.
.n.n.niinf in cure hv law an
evil result caused by long hours, low;
tiOns of servitude.
Dru&kenaeaa rollows Poverty. I
The investigation in the anthracite
coal strike, shows men resorting to
stimulants from utter weariness. In,
n,.ikuk.m kui.i & iron Works
the inauguration of the "Taylor Kys- .
teni' under the guise or emciency
caused .l-r0 . men to do the work of
t;00: thus 4jo were thrown out of
work to increase tho profits and for f
no other reason.
The result of this "business effi
ciency" is to drive the employe to the
use of alcoholic stimulants from ahecr
It is suggested by the "committee of
100" that the employers of labor are
for prohibition, ostensibly for the
benefit of their employes. Have the
employers shown that they are fit to
exercise such authority over their em
ployes? Have they shown such great
soil, itudo lor the health and welfare
of their employes, when they have
subordinated all else to profit?
. The worker of this country are
something more than subjects for ex
periments, nor do they need the "pro
tection" of benevolent moral cru
saders, who but touch the .problem
superficially. Drunkenness and its
Attendant misery, follows in the wake
of poverty and destitution, and Is more
often the result of hopelessness of
the worker whose life and energy is
ground Into profit by the "business
machine" and no constitutional amend
ment to prohibit the sale of liquor
will n-ileve the situation for the rea
son that It does not deal with causes.
Fewer laws of a fundamenal na
ture that win I ree me loners irom
the fear of want, that will instill self
reliance and permit him to build char
acter for himself is the better way.
The statement is signed by: J. D.
M. Crockwell. ::108 Sixty-second street
S. K. ; K. .1. -Stack. Hillsdale. II. K. D.
i; A. W. Jones. 1144 Kern avenue:
H. Kitzgerald, 741 East 1'orty-second
street N. ; ". M. Kynerson. Iu29 East
Thirtv-second street N.; Phillip ft.
Pollock, 16- Second street: (J. W.
Stanley, O. A. Sandel, 347 Hall street;
Kugene K. Smith, 20 Twelfth street;
H. O. Rector, !7Ti Gladstone avenue;
Harry W. Hillibush. XUl Kast ..Eleventh
street; William MacKeii'zie. 875 East
Ninth street N. ; Carl V. Caufield, 779
Marshall street: Arthur R. Burns,
4tX Rodney avenue; J. I... Lertwtdge.
f. 00 ijrnnd avenue; Krank Hannon,
a"'.''. First street.; I." T. Lemmon, tS 1 1
Klftv-third avenue S. K, ; Spence Wort
man. 7Sj East Main; C. It. Merrill,
141:; Hurrage street; B. W. Hleeman,
1V.t Vincent avenue; S. ('lark, 97
Morris street; M. B. Coade. 14H1 Kil
ltngsworth avenue; M. J. Clemmons,
' 44! Sixty-fourth street S. E. ; Ed.
lloscnl)crg. isti Twentieth street.
Are Given by S. P.
By Paying Tew Cents Extra, Travelers
May Go to Destination By Circuit
ous Bout Instead of Direct.
Travelers in the Willamette valley
now have the privilege of using half
'a dozen optional routes over Southern
Pacific lines. The only difference
from the former regime will be the
assessment of a small "arbitrary" or
extra fare in cases where indirect
routes involve a detour and consequent
,Knm Portland to Eugene or points
beyond, tickets may be purchased as
lorinerly, at the regular rates, though
for 5 cents extra the traveler may
go oy way or independence and Mon
roe; for 40 cents extra, he .may go
via -Moans, uorvallls and the P., H.
&. E. ; and for Ja cents extra, he may
go via .Salem, Gerllnger, Corvallia and
the P.. E. & E.
doing to Albany or pointa beyond.
me traveler may, oy paying 50 cents
to the conductor, go via Whiteson.
Uerlinger and tsalem; If he is goln
lo. Dallas or beyond, by paying 10
cents extra ne may go via Amity and
Tickets to Whiteson or McMinnville
via wernnger and Amity, will cost 5
; tents extra.
Benefit Expected to
Be Big Social Event
Erwn Will Be Under Auspices
Woman's Catholic Leag-ue; Promi
nent People Ate Purchaeinr Boxes.'
Plans are polng merrily for the big)
"""" i)ciunimin e to De given aion-1
uay nignt oy f lorence Roberts and
the Baker Theatre comnunv in unv.
cr.,r under the auspices of the Wo-"
mans catholic league. The show is
expcciea to oe a big social event and
poxes are neing sold for parties. J I
WBrien and J. K Shea are among
those who have .ilrenriv unhu..rik.,.i r
boxes and pthers ure planning to en
. ,i Between the acts musical numbers
.will be iriven bv 1r If,, r., ...
- -a vuuioeif
Keed, Mrs. Jane Burns Albers and
John Claire 'Montelth. Miss Mayme
..Helen Flynn will be accompanist
Among those who are working for the
success of the benefit are Mrs. John
wanning, jura. Andrew C. Smith and
Mrs. J. C Costfllo. The proceeds will
be used in furtherance of the nplendld i
wi ueiug accomplished by the league.
The Evening Telegram, the "Dry" Committee of One Hun
dred's organ of abuse, declares that some of the names signed to
a certain "Declaration of Principles" opposed to STATE -WIDE
PROHIBITION are FORGED.
To the Committee of One Hundred:
Here Is a New Challenge
If the name of a single man is Forged
or Not Signed or Authorized by the In
dividual Concerned the organization
signing this advertisement will donate
One Hundred Dollars to any Charitable
organization for Each Name So Forged
You Have Not! That is not the Prohibition Method. Such
a squirming, wiggling, crawling and backing up has never been
seen in Portland. You tell us that you are Checking the
Your Challenge Reads:
(This is a literal copy of the Dry Committee's Challenge.)
"So we challenge the wet interests of Oregon to produce a 'commit
tee of one hundred' sympathetic supporters who are ready, to stand out
in the open in support of a wet state, and as soon as the names are fur
nished we shall publish them in every paper in Portland, parallel with
the names of members of this body, and leave the people to draw their
Here Is the Hole Through Which the Committee of One Hundred Is Trying to Wi
The "dry" Committee of One Hundred (or less) glibly ex
plains that in another paragraph in their now FAMOUS CHAL
LENGE was a sentence to the effect that the ONE HUNDRED
OREGONIANS whose names were printed by this organization
should "sponsor" certain quotations not contained in the challenge.
WE NOW ASK THE FAIR-MINDED MEN AND WOMEN
OF OREGON TO BE THE JUDGE OF THIS "CHEAP
What issue really confronts the people of Oregon ?
Is it the accuracy of a quotation or of some statistics, or is it
the PROSPERITY OF OREGON?
We call your attention to the significant fact that the men
whose lives and work make them mpst, competent to judge what
is best for Oregon Portland's Chamber of Commerce turned
down prohibition by a vote of 470 'to 1 1 1, or over four to one.
That organization knows what will help and what will hurt Ore
gon. There is a challenge which the Dry Committee of One Hun
dred has been very careful to ignore.
IN CONCLUSION i
We ask the sober judgment of fair-minded men and women
You Backed Down From Your Former Ch
See How Many Hundred Dollars You
the"4 to 19? Chamber off Commerce Vot
Pa AfT"m,n sut BMWVAM0ctl0B Oreroa;
Now let the Dry Committee of One Hundred back down from
its Nasty Insinuations contained in their Paid Advertisements or.
Prove That Any Name Has Been Forged.
The "Dry Committee of One Hundred" (or less) challenged
the anti-prohibition forces to produce the names of One Hundred
Oregonians (presumably of prominence) opposing prohibition.
We gave them, not one hundred, but
several hundred names under this
To the Committee of lOO (or less):
Don't dodge this direct answer.
Either back down from your challenge,
or make good.
As a matter of fact, you are not asking One Man of the Nearly
400 names furnished you whether he favors or is Opposed to Pro
hibition, but whether he is "Sponsor for Some Quotation or Statistics."
Here Is Your Wiggle ;
You fail to make good your own challenge. I
In your answer you dodge the issue, after receiving a solar plexus?
; reply to your own challenge. I
You answer us by saying: The Committee of One Hundred did;
not ask for a number of Portland taxpayers who are opposed to the
dry movement. That would be silly we know that there are plenty1
of them. - si
Do Not Be Misled
The issue is PROHIBITION against HOME RULE.
No amount of dodging, squirming or wiggling can change it..
The NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED(not merelyONE HUNDRED)
substantial business men who signed a "Declaration of Princi
ples" OPPOSING STATE-WIDE PROHIBITION are being
wheedled, cajoled and threatened, in every conceivable manner,
in an attempt to induce them, through fear of loss of business or
"job," or through some other contemptible force or pressure, to
repudiate or discredit their signatures.
of Oregon as to whether or not we met the challenge fairly and
squarely. Notwithstanding the "fake" promise of the Dry Commit
tee the lists have not been published by them we have met the
issues and the cries of forgery, sponsoring quotations and their
whinings and snarlings indicate clearly that some one has been
The Dry Committee's advertisement is now headed, "The
Brewers Are Desperate." The. so-called desperation has at least
not yet driven them to crawling in the holes of cheap evasion and
allenge, You Would Not Publish the List, Now
Claim for the Names You
P. O. Dscksbacb President, Woresttr Block, PortHnA,
Say Are Not Bona Fide