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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1918)
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Which Shall be
following is a report by Mark It.'
iw, Eastern District Secretary, In-
llegiate Prohibition Association,
jtlVlt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass.:
loston breweries use considerably
:e coal than Boston public schools,
use more than enough foodstuffs
I leed all the 114,000 school
tn view of the present discussion
Harding the wisdom of a conserva-
policy which closes the public
iooIs the most constructive
shcy In our society, alopg with the
irches while leaving non-essen-
jjg, and even destructive agencies
te the saloons, open 13 hours a day,
le figures are pertinent.
The annual report of the business
intr of the Boston school commit-
t, gives the total number of tons of
il used by the schools and also the
jt of heat, power and light for the
itire school system. Corresponding
hires for the saloons do not seem
l 'be available, but the last United
ites census report (1910) does
re the total cost of heat, light and
iwer for the manufacturers of malt
iuor in Boston for the year ending
ine 30, 1909. Taking the school
jures for the same year, we have
le following comparison for 1909:
Fuel cost for heat, light and pow-
r for Boston public schools, 1909,
k Fuel cost for heat, light and power
r Boston breweries, 1909, $161,-
According to the last printed re-
rt of the school committee (1917)
le Boston schools used in 1916 27,-
20 tons of coal costing $145,364.00
and the total cost of heat, light and
power for 191$ was $204,919. 2.
Since 1909 thole has been an in
crease of 13 per cent in the amount
of coal used, and an increase of
about 15 per cent in the price of
coal, as shown ,by this report.
The reports of the internal rev
enue department show that there
has been an increase of 19.9 per cent
in the beer production in Massa
chusetts in 1916 over the year 1909.
Assuming that this increase would
hold for Boston (which makes 07
per- cent of the beer in Massachu
setts) and that there was a cores
ponding increase in the amount of
coal used (20), and that the in
crease in price of coal to the brewers
wculd be ho same as to the schools
(15), we have the following:
Fuel cost for heat, light and power
for Boston schools, 1916, $204,
919.26. Fuel cost for heat, .light and power
for Boston brewers, 1916 (estimated)
According to figures submitted by
Professor T. N. Career (Economics)
and Professor Walter B. Cannon
(Physiology) of Harvard, the brew
ers of the United States used iri
1916 enough foodstuffs to supply
the energy requirement of about
4,500,000 working men for a year.
The reports of the internal revenue
department show that Boston brew
ers make 2.5j per cent of the beer
made in the United States. In other
words they used food enough for
about 112,000 working men, or 186,
500 children since the average
child's ration is about three-fifths
that of a working man. As the ad
ministration has required the brewers
to reduce by 30 the amount of
foodstuffs -used in beer from now on,
it is fair to estimate that the Boston
brewers aro using foodstuffs suffi
cient to supply the energy require
ment of 130,000 children. There
aro now only 114,534 school child
ren in all of Boston's public schools!
It should bo remembered thnt the
coal used in carrying the raw ma
terial to the breweries, and the
product to the dealer, and the coal
used to heat the 980 licensed places
in the city is not included in the
above figures. .
Which shall "The Athens of Amer
ica" close, her schools or her breweries?
MR. BRYAN IN ALABAMA
Again the charge that the wing
of the party with which Mr. Bryan
is identified "is striving to upset the
time honored customs and principles
and do away with states rights" Ib
equally absurd. What do Mr. Bryan
and those who think as he does wish
to do away with states rights for?
Are states' rights and liquor licenses
identical, or in any way related to
But the Times unsophistcated
"cub" caps the climax when he de
clares that the people of Alabama
will resent the coming of Mr.
Bryan or any other person not a
citizen of this state as an infringe
ment of their "state's rights." A
case that calls for federal interven
tion, eh? Well, if the .Times man
really believes the foolish twaddle
he is Getting before his intelligent
readers let him accompany Mr. Bryan
on his tour of the state, and he will
likely get a clearer conception of
what the people of Alabama think
of- Mr. Bryan and the great, unselfish
fight he Is making to save their boys
from the deadly, seductive wiles of
that traffic which regards no states'
rights, no geographical boundarifr
no laws that can bo safely evade,
no firesides, howover carefully
guarded, no father's admonitions and
no mother's prayers.
Wo can understand how peoplo
who havo gotten their consent to
make and dispense intoxicating li
quors for the money there Is in it
would dislike to have men of the
character and ability of Mr. Bryan
enter any state to speak against
their nefarious business, but we
must confess that wo can not un
derstand how any writer on any re
sponsible newspaper should have the
nerve to express such sentiments and
to assist in a propaganda that Is
hatched out in the breweries and
distilleries of thp country, largely
owned by Gorman-American pluto
crats. Roanoke (Ala.) Leader.
MR. BRYAN IN NORTH CAROLINA
From the New Bernian, New Bern,
Honorable William Jennlncrs Bn.
an, one of the foremost citizens of
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house last night, with between ono
, tnousand ana fifteen hundred New
Bernlans and citizens from surround'
I Ing territory, who assembled there in
I the face of -a continuous downpour of
i rain. His manner of delivery was
somewhat different from what many
had expected, but no one was disap-
i pointed. He spoke as though he was
i merely conversing with a party of
friends, but his language was nono
! the less clonucnt. and the noints
which he made were so forcibly Im
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