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Wednesday, November 3, 1966
The Daily Nebraskon
Lincolnites To Vote On Liquor-By-
Police Chief Carroll . . . "It Is most important how the
law is administered."
City Council To Decide
Law Outcome After Vote
Either way the liquor by
the drink vote goes, "it can
be a catastrophe, or it can
be well-regulated," Lincoln
Police Chief Joseph Carroll
"Regardless of how t h e
vote goes, it is most impor
tant how the law is admin
istered," Carroll said.
At the present time, Car
roll noted, there is no limit
on the number of bottle
clubs the city may have. If
the proposal to go "wet"
passes, it is assumed that
the City Council will set
Lincoln May Cooperate
With Housing Office
A proposal on the election
ballot for Lincoln voters
asks that the City of Lin
coln be authorized to aid
and cooperate with the Lin
coln Housing Authority.
If the proposal is ap
proved, the city will have
the right to help the Hous
ing Authority in the plan
ning, undertaking, construc
tion or operation of housing
projects for persons of low
The Housing Authority
will then be eligible to re
ceive federal funds, ex
plained Mrs. Arlyss Brown,
assistant city attorney.
A federal law requires
that in order to gain funds
from the federal govern
ment, the Housing Authority
must show a cooperation
agreement with the city,
Mrs. Brown said.
"The advantage of secur
ing federal funds was the
impetus for putting the pro
posal on the ballot," she
Presently, the city cannot
help the Housing Authority
by buying its bonds or giv
ing it additional money,
T1),M iowom rat- apply to all tliflt .dvtrtHInf la the DH Ntbrkm
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some limit on the number.
On the other hand, if the
measure is defeated, Car
roll said, "I would presume
that they (council) might
give some consideration to
limiting the licenses."
"As far as bottle clubs
and liquor clubs, they'll
have liquor by the drink no
matter which way the vote
goes," Carroll said. Carroll
indicated that the police de
partment will have an eas
ier job of enforcing city pol
icies if the policies are
stricter than they are at
Mrs. Brown added.
If the city were authorized
to cooperate with the Hous
ing Authority, the Housing
Authority could take ad
vantage of a host of federal
funds, she said.
The actual powers in the
proposal go to the city to
cooperate with the Housing
Authority, she continued.
On ADA Panel
Dr. Norman Carlson, Lin
coln dentist, will be a mem
ber of a five-man panel on
operative dentistry at the
annual American Dental
Assn. meeting Nov. 14-17 in
Nebraska Dental Assn. dele
gates include Drs. Donald W.
Edwards, Donald T. Waggen
er and Harold P. Hellweg of
Lincoln; Donald K. Phillips
of Nebraska City, Lyle W.
Furst of York, Donald L.
Herzog of Grand Island, Her
bert Seberg of Hastings, and
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Saloon Prayer Meetings Typify
Early Liquor Debates In Lincoln
By Julie Morris
Senior Staff Writer
Saloons were the settings for temperance society
prayer meetings in the Lincoln of 1874.
"Vote the devil down!" a Lincoln minister thundered
to his congregation shortly before election day in 194G.
"The town has changed we thought we ought to give
the voters a shot at it again." a former Lincoln Chamber
of Commerce president said before the upcoming I960
All of these occurrences are linked with the question
of whether Lincoln, the city of churches and educational
and governmental institutions, should be a "wet" or
The liquor debate dates back to the earliest days of
Lincoln when the Ladies' Temperance Society was orga
nized in 1874, five years after the city was founded.
According to "Tower on the Plains," a centennial
history of Lincoln by R. Neale Copple, "the ladies invaded
several saloons, conducted prayer meetings and sang
hymns," as part of their anti-liquor crusade. Finally, the
narrative relates, a city ordinance curbing the ladies' ef
forts was passed by the Citv Council.
Colorful tales about the days of Prohibition in Lincoln
are told yet today.
Edmund Dittmer, a Lincoln package liquor store own
er for 32 years, told of the city during the "roaring 20s"
when there were several well-known speakeasies in the
"Of course, we never used the word 'speakeasy,'" Ditt
mer said. "It was 'nightclub.'"
Dittmer said speakeasies like the popular High Acres
at 14th and High Streets where the present Indian Village
shopping center is located, served a non-alcoholic
"near beer" that patrons spiked with 190-proof straight
Local citizens also mixed their own home brew by
combining malt syrup, bought at the local grocery store,
with sugar, water and yeast and letting the brew fer
ment. Lincolnites also made wine, by gathering wild
grapes, sometimes from along Salt Creek, and combining
them with good grapes.
The brew made this way wasn't particularly good,
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Dittmer said, but it was alcohol and it was forbidden, so
people enjoyed it.
Cities Must Decide
When the Prohibition law was repealed in 1935, Ne
braska ruled that all cities could have package stores and
retail beer taverns but that liquor by the drink would be
an issue left up to the individual cities.
Lincoln did not vote on the liquor-by-the-drink ques
tion until 1946, when it was put on the ballot by the ef
forts of city beer tavern dealers, who wanted to expand
The 1946 ballot raised "quite a tempest in the city,"
Dittmer said. Everyone was talking about it, he said
and "the churches were up in flames." Many people, in
cluding ministers, seemed to feel that it would have a
definite adverse effect on the morals of the city, he said.
The proposal lost by a two-to-one margin. The vote
was 18.574 to 9,469.
Since that election 20 years ago, the issue has not
again appeared on the ballot in Lincoln. However, the vil
lage of West Lincoln had the measure on their ballot twice
in recent years.
In 1960, the issue was defeated and in 1964 it was
again voted down, this time by a margin of only three
votes, 76 to 73.
The votes in West Lincoln spurred fears that the is
sue might eventually bring liquor by the drink to Lincoln,
itself, because of the competition the West Lincoln taverns
would give the city.
Since it was defeated, however, it did not bring the Lin
coln proposal to balloting.
The city began granting bottle club licenses a few
years ago. Until the 1963 Legislature passed a law pro
hibiting this type of establishment, patrons brought their
own bottles to the restaurant or club and paid to have
their drinks mixed for them.
Now the city has 30 clubs that serve liquor by the
Dittmer explained there are two types of the so-called
"bottle clubs." One type requires patrons to buy their li
quor at retail stores; these are the private clubs. The other
class, nonprofit clubs, may buy their liquor wholesale.
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MRS. GILMER . . . liquor
"more drunken drivers."
WCTU Head Gives
Reasons For Stand
The president of the Lan
caster County Women's
Christian Temperance Un
ion, Mrs. R. Lee Gilmer,
documented the WCTU's
reasons for opposing liquor
by the drink for Lincoln.
Mrs. Gilmer said the city
and county WCTU groups
oppose the measure for the
If passed, the measure
would "definitely lead to
more drinking" of alcoholic
M ore drinking would
result in more drunken
More money would be
spent on alcoholic bever
ages. Mrs. Gilmer said that
drunken drivers are one of
the major hazards of the
nation's streets and high
ways. She cited the Nation
al Safety Council statistics
that state that "with each
two drinks a driver's abili
ty and judgment are im
paired." If the measure passes,
Mrs. Gilmer said, the
WCTU feels there will def
initely be an increase in
the number and locations
of liquor outlets in the city.
She said that "for many
years it was the city's pol
icy to keep outlets in the
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measure would lead to
downtown area" but that
this policy was changed
several years ago and since
that time the number of bot
tle clubs has jumped from
16 to 30.
The WCTU, whose pro
gram is aimed mainly at
educating the public, is a
nation - wide organization
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