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Why Include Beer in National
Cora F. Stoddard.
Beer wastes human food. The
world is short of food today and will
be for years. Victory ir. the war may
rest with the side that can supply the
last million pounds needed.
Over 3,000,000,000 pounds of
foodstuffs were used in making beer
and other malt liquors in the United
States during the year ending June
30, 1917, according to the latest
Bureau of Crop Estimates, Dec,
The sugar supply is short. France
has little. Our soldiers are clamoring
for candy which not only pleases the
palate but has good energy values
for them. Our own sugar shortage
during the past few months has been,
to say the least, embarrassing. The
Food Administration urges the use
of syrup to save cane sugar. But the
brewers used in the twelve months
ending June 30, 1917, 112,000,000
pounds of "starch sugar" suitable
for syrups, candy, and as a substi
tute for other domestic purposes,
where sweetening is needed.
Beer Taxe? Transportation.
Transportation. The business of
the country is seriously handicapped
by the shortage and overcrowding of
transportation facilities. The brewer
ies produced in the year 1916-17,
60,729,509 barrels of malt liquors.
Not all of this amount is moved by
the railroads but a large part of it
is, and enough is probably moved by
the railroads more than once to make
up for what is transported by other
To transport this one year's pro
duction would require 150,609 rail
road cars of an average capacity of
55,00* pounds each. The train would
be long enough to reach from Bos
ton to Kansas City, Mo. (over 1,S00
miles). A Pennsylvania coal o rat
or of three mines who statr> n a
letter dated January 8, 1917. ?1 at he
is hampered in producing c from
five to fifteen per cent by i..- use of
intoxicants by miners, adds:
"While the railroads will not haul
supplies for a building I have under
erection, I notice that they still haul
carloads of beer in and out of this
Beer Takes Fuel.
Coal. In the winter of 1918 people
suffered for lack of coal in their
homes. Schools and offices closed for
lack of it transportation was handi
capped, factories whose output is
urgently needed for the war were
menaced by cessation of work for
lack of coal. In addition to the coal
required to transport beer and other
malt liquors by train, coal is being
used in producing it. F. D. Leach,
Food Conservator of Ohio is reported*'
to have estimated that every pint of j
beer requires one pound of coal. If i
this is true, over 7,500,000 tons of
coal urgently needed for heat, light
and power by the people of the Unit
ed States and their allies were used
in making beer in the year 1916-17.
The brewers themselves claim that
they used but 2,000,000 and that |
they have agreed to reduce this
amount to 1,300,000 for the coming
Whatever the exact figures may be
the fact remains that the coal used
by the brewers would have relieved
a coal shortage dangerous alike to
the health of the people and the spee
dy output of war necessities.
These are not fanciful figures.
They represent as nearly as possible
through olficial estimates, the mate
rial loss that the manufacture and
distribution of malt liquor entails
upon the nation at a time when ev
ery resource should be conserved
and directed into truly productive
If beer is useful, if it increases
the productivity, health, welfare,
power, vision of our people, then
these expenditures for its production
and distribution might be justified
even in war time.
But beer does none of these things.
The drug alcohol which it contains
is proven to lessen productivity. It
impairs health and shortens life. In
so far as it impairs the powers of
the individual, it reduces the power
of the nation. It opens the way to
drunkenness. It is the cause of chron
ic alcoholism which saps a nation's
vigor. It dulls moral vision.
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The Purpose and Scope of the
Woman's Christian Temp
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union reaches out into every
line of service in the home, social or
civic life, and touches every spring of
action that can be correlated for hu
manity's good. Its scope is as wide
as the universe and limited only for
humanity's need. Its motto, "For
God and Home and Every Land,"
holds within its compass all that
makes life worth living. True to its
God-given mission the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union pursues
its "Do Everything" policy whose ef
fectiveness the present status of
public sentiment and action amply
approves. Its achievements read like
a thrilling romance.
In these days of our country's
deepest need the W. C. T. U. is prov
ing its patriotism by its eagerness to
sacrifice and serve.' The plans of the
government for the conservation of
food, the protection of the health and
morals of soldiers and sailors and the
promotion of their comfort at home
and abroad have its most hearty co
operation. It welcomes every aid in
its endeavors to foster community
helpfulness and it co-operates with
all kindred organizations in working
out the best plans for patriotic serv
The allied temperance forces of the
nation are now very near the goal of
national constitutional prohibition.
Thirty-six states must ratify the fed
eral amendment forever prohibiting
the manufacture and sale of alcoholic
beverages. Having for more than for
ty years advocated total abstinence
for the individual and prohibition for
the state and nation, today the Wom
an's Christian Temperance Union is
intensifying its efforts to create and
arouse an avalanche of public opinion
in favor of the extinction of the li
The W. C. T. U. appeals to each
home-loving woman for such measure
of support as she can give its far
reaching program of service. Once a
forlorn hope, forced by woman's de
spair to face an implacable foe in
the arena of public action, the W. C.
T. U. has wrought so mightily for the
public weal that no history of the
nation will be complete without a
record of its achievements. Oppor
tunity waits to make its future as
thrilling as its past. The heart of
American womanhood beats in uni
son with the heart of the W. C. T. U.
Will you enlist and with the W. C.
T. U. work to make the world safer
happier and better through the tri
umph of Christ's Golden Rule in
'custom and in law?-Palmetto White
War Prohibition Measures in
Effect to Date.
WHY NOT COMPLETE THE JOB
SO WELL BEGUN?
September IO, 1917, the use of
all foodstuffs for thc manufacture of
distilled liquors was prohibited.
Food Administration reduces al
coholic content of beer to 2 vi per
cent and limits the amount of food
stuffs to be used to 70 per cent of
thac used during a corresponding pe
riod of the previous year.
War and Navy Departments estab
lish dry zones around naval stations,
military camps, arsenals, munitions
and ship-building plants.
Congress passes bill containing
provision prohibiting the sale of all
alcoholic beverages to men in the
uniform of the United Stales Army
SaSe and usc of alcoholic liquors
prohibited in the Island of Guam.
Sale of alcoholic liquors prohibit
ed in the Hawaiian Islands.
Fuel Administration indicates its
intention to prohibit all further use
of coal in breweries.
Railroad Administration orders all
brewery advertisements removed
from refrigerator cars.
Food Administration prohibits all
purchasing of grain for malting pur
poses before October 1.
War and Navy Departments ex
tend anti-vice zones around military
camps, stations, posts, cantonments
and all districts under naval jurisdic
tion to ten miles.
Director General of Railroads Mc
Adoo issues order that "The sale of
liquor and intoxicants of every char
acter in dining cars, restaurants and
railroad stations under federal con
trol shall be discontinued immediate
Navy Department issues "bone"
dry order to all naval forces.-Pal
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