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vvr , THE EVENING WORLD, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1922. ' BUSINESS MEN FROM ALL OVER COUNTRY DISCUSS PROHIBITIOM H (Continued From First Pace) aro dissatisfied with tho economic ond social results of Prohibition, and that an overwhelming majority wish for or In their attltudo rcfloct tho desira bility of a modlfloatlon of tho pro visions -which are now In effect and of tho conditions which have resulted from them! The fifty replies represent about 75 per cent, of tho men who wcro asked to make- a statement for publication. A few of tho remainder lived In smaU villages and did not feel themselves competent to express an opinion; two refused to talk becaujo ot previous connection with tho liquor traffic; others wcro cither ofllclaU or subor dinates of corporations whoso policy did not pormlt public statements, and aomo frankly stated that they wcro afraid to elvo their honest opinion under their published names. Ono man, a retail merchant from a moll city In tho Middle West, thus e luted his position: "Jt I should allow you to 'print what I really thought, and tho nrtlclo wont back home, my store would bo black listed. Wo have u' small but extremely determined antl-llquor organization, which would brand mo us a 'liquor man,' a term which certainly is not merited." On another occasion tho hotel room telcphono was answered by a very resoluto lady, who Insisted on know Ins tho naturo of the Intended Inter view with her husband, and then re plied: "Ifo'a hero, but you can't talk talk to him about Prohibition most certainly not." An analysis of tho fifty replies shows that tho majority of the men inter viewed regard tho saloon with dis favor; some, however, prefer tho status quo to present condition. Thirty ot tho fifty cither usscrt that Prohi bition has hurt business, has been harmful to tho community, or that liquor 13 so abundant that tho law makes no difference to those who uisti to buy It. PROHIBITION CREATES BOOT LEGGING AND LAWLESSNESS. Seven men discount the effect of Prohibition. Ot these, four say that it has not helped business; ono tha. it has done good, has also created boot legging and lawlessness, but the pres ent law should be modified; another has profited by Prohibition only be cause ot the wilo of articles in dim; stores which formerly were hold in bars; and tho seventh, from Maine, declares that the Federal law has done no mora than tho State Dry I.uv ac complished before 1919. j In a third classification lome two who think that Prohibition has been a partial success, but both of these de- . clare that persons with money have j no difficulty in getting liquor. Tho fourth class comprises three men who have noted considerable eco nomic improvement since the coming of the dry law. Each of these, how e.vcr, declares that public sentiment W In fnvor of a modification ot tho law to permit the sale of beer and wines. The fifth category includes eight men wlHo believe that Prohibition has been an excellent aid to business and has improved economic and social conditions In their respective com munities. Two of these, paradoxi cally, it seems, come from Kqntucky, tho reputed s-tronghold ot whiskey. The State of Washington is represent ed by favorable views from Spokane and Scnttle; another man, from Buf falo, declares In part that the elec tion of a "wet" Mayor recently did not haVe business support; a pastor from Minneapolis notes a laxity of enforcement, but asserts that good re sults havo already come and that the public in against a modification; an other reports an Improvement In labor In Pennsylvania, and still another notes a betterment' of conditions in rural and Industrial communities. To sum up: Of fifty "New Yorkers for a Day or Two." some say that Prohibition has been of "sorao bene fit;" others condemn it without res ervation; soma who llko tho Eight eenth Amendment admit that a ma jority of their neighbors want to see It modified; but only eight unequivo cally uphold tho present law- In spirit and works. VIEWS OF FIFTY BRAVE ENOUGH TO TALK. The statements of tho fifty men are as follows: C. A. AYERS, Mill Supplies, Grand Rapids, Mich., at the Attor I bellcvo Prohibition has brought about a bet terment of conditions for the poor. They havo more to spend for other things since the passing ot tho sa loon. The rich, however, seem to bo growing crazy about liquor and drink more than In the times when It was lawfully procurable. Stllis, also, havo como Into pretty general use, but I think that this can be controlled If Prohibition continues. AMOS A. BETTS, Chairman Arl zona Corporation Commission, Phoe nix, Ariz., at the McAlpin Arizona went "dry" In 1914 and then "bono dry" In 1916. This State law -was of great benefit In the copper mining districts, where the efflcency of labor Increased about 50 per cent. Tho farming and ranching districts were similarly benefited, and the law and Its enforcement had practically unan imous support. But national' Trohlbl tlon has brought about a number of serious conditions. It has brought Into Arizona, or created there, a highly undesirable element, the smug glers who are bringing liquor across the Mexican border and the bootleg crs who are-dlstributlng It. The home made product also complicates tho sit uation and threatens to counteract the good results earlier obtained nmong the foreign-born population of tho mining districts. PROPRIETARY MEDICINE BUSI NESS IS INCREASING. FRANK A. BLAIR, Manufacturer of Proprietary Medicines, Chioago, at the Astor The only effect on our business has been added collections. We deal with druggists, and Prohlbl- , tion has Increased the sale of candy, soft drinks, cigars and bromo selt zer, the last two of which were for- I mcrly largely sold at bars. ! NEL F CADIGAN, Heating Con ! tractor, Boston, at the McAlpin From what I have heard around Bos- ton, business conditions in general are i worse under Prohibition. C. A. CASEY, Hotel Man, Seranton, Pa., at the Cbmmodore I cannot see how Prohibition has helped business. E. R. CLARK, Retail Rry Goods, St. Paul, Minn., at the Martinique From my observation neither business nor the public In general has benefited fiom Prohibition. Beer and light wines would be n blessing and would bring un end to tho many evils which are outgrowths of the Volstead Act. Canadian liquor is plentiful in my section for those with Its price. J. B. CONKLIN, Madison, Wis., at the Commodore In our pait of the country Prohibition has been a suc cess, especially with tho laboring man who has no place to spend his money. However, It is not much of a success when we consider that those who have the price seem to get all they want. PROHIBITION BOOMS CALIFOR NIA'S RAISIN INDUSTRY. T. H. CONNORS, Merchant, Fres no, Cel., at the Martinique Business has never been better In our part of California bccau.io Prohibition has boomed the raisin Industry and the growing of wine grapes. General sen timent appears opposed to the present Prohlbltlbn law, and nearly everybody "makes his own" openly, and without Interference. i E. A. CONRAD, Real Estate, Mil waukee, at the Astor It has been a bad thing for our part of the country. We needed regulation, such as exists In foreign countries, with no saloons and no treating, but permits for sale In hotels and restaurants. The Vol stead Act should bo changed so that light wines and beer could bo sold In proper places. Whiskey Is not essen tial, except for medicinal purposes, and- for those It Is certainly necessary, THOMA8 K. CREAL, Furniture Manufacturer, Warren, Pa., at the McAlpin Prohibition has had little effect on business except where labor Is concerned. Labor conditions aro better and workmen are doing better work than before. There are law vio lations and wo are up against the s'amo problems as the rest of the coun try, but public opinion is supporting the law. MYER DAVIDOW, Real Estate Op erator, Scranton, Pa., at the Astor In our particular section Prohibition has done good as well as created evil. It has done good in that It has elim inated tho corner saloon a wonderful thing for the working mctj and their families. Tho evil effects are the boot legging and Violations of law In total disregard of tho amendment to the Constitution. Prohibition has made millionaires of bootleggers and the Government has been deprived of millions in revenue. A moderate Pro hibition, permitting the. sale of light wines and beer, would, to my mind, be an excellent solution of the prob lem. H. P. DEWEY, Pastor Plymouth Church, Minneapolis, at the Commo doreWo of Minnesota see laxity of enforcement as one does everywhere, but on tho whole I think the law Is working well. Ms good results, as reflected In business and the public welfare, outweigh the bad. t believe that the sentiment in my section is ngalnst beer and wines. "PROHIBITION IS RUINING THE COUNTRY." JOSEPH M. DUSKIN. Motion Pic tures, Cleveland, at the Astor I think Prohibition Is ruining thecoun try with Its attendant bootlegging and bad liquor, which kills and causes other misfortunes. In my opinion it would- work harm If beer nnd wines were permitted. Tho working men aro dissatisfied because they can not obtain them and many puy fat moro than they can afford for very Inferior liquor. ' B. P. FOSTER, Manufacturer, Philadelphia, at the Waldorf Prohl bltion has crcatrd and ulone Is re sponsible for much of tho unrest of the present time. It has hurt busi ness, caused unemployment, corrup tion und disrespect for law. Prohibi tion is a menace to the country; noth ing can be legislated out of existence without the moral backing of the people Involved. CHARLES FLYNN, Business Pro moter, Boston and Havana, at the Diltmore Your question Is Interest ing; it is the topic of 'the day. You hear all about It but I nm sure It would take a long time for Prohibi tion to be popular In America. The Piohlbitionlsts went nt It In the wrong way; they were entirely too drastic. Of course certain kinds of business have improved, butwhat we want is strict enforcement ot law. I do not think that that can be ac complished. D. H. FRIEDMAN, Business Man, Albany, at the Biltmfere I do not think that Prohibition has helped business. J. W. GLENN, Wholesale Confec tionery, Buffalo, at the McAlpin BuslncHS Is conducted on a soundir basis as a result of Prohibition. There is less drinking, but plenty of liquor Is obtainable In Buffalo because of that city's proximity to Canada. Though Buffalo has elected a former brewer as Mayor, who favors modifi cation of tho present law, the business Intetests of the city nre giving tho eighteenth Amendment unqualified support. The Mayom campaign was concentrated on the great foreign born population of Buffalo but even with this huge aupport ho was elected by only 1.200 votes. JOHN S. GORDON, Standard Oil Co. of California, San Franolsco, at the Waldorf Business has been bet ter In San Francisco with Prohibi tion. Wage earners are saving more, nnd bankers and merchants attribute this to the abolition of saloons. But there I- nlentv of Honor In tho CltV. and tho Klghteenth Amendment Is regarded lightly. The opinion general that a modification of tho present law will bo necessary before public support can be gained. "PROHIBITION HAS failed to PROHIBIT." HORACE GLADSTONE, cigar man ufacturer. Los Angeles, at the Wal dorf 'Prohibition has had no notice able effect on general business in Los Angeles, the city which now DYE SKIRT, COAT DRAPERIES WITH "DIAMOND DYES" Kach package of "Diamond Dyes" contains directions so simpic mm un L'nti,ti fnn ,1v' nt tint fflflf-ll. slifllllll' skirts, dresses, waists, confs, sweaters, stockings, hangings, draperies, every. tliinn. lib, niu'. P.nv "Dliinond lives' n.t (l.n l.,l tlwn 1rtfrfl-rt lintTlf1 .R'ftnrT tu frnnrnnlrf). H'fn If VDU llttVC never dyed before. 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