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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1916)
THK BBE: OMAHA, MONDAY. NOVEMBER 6. 1916.
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Why Nebraska Should! NOT
No person or group of persons in Nebraska has at any time failed to recognize the
fact that intemperance is an evil. No sane man defends intemperance, nor does anyone
advocate the intemperate use of beverages. ,
The members of the Nebriaska Prosperity League are opposed to state-wide prohibi
tion because, looking factis squ; rely in the face, they find proof on every hand that pro
hibition does NOT promote temperance; that it does NOT accomplish the things its
advocates claim it will accomplish, but on the contrary, produces conditions favorable to
the growth of intemperance and other serious evils. ' '
If state-wide prohibition would accomp
lish all the things its advocates claim' it
will accomplish, or any number of them,
then it would be nothing less than crimi
nal to oppose prohibition.
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On the surface the promises of prohibition
are alluring but in the test of actual ex
perience these promises become Dead Sea
fruit, and turn to ashes on the tongue.
For the parent; it is of the gravest import
ance that he consider well the tragic fig
.ures of the wreck of young lives caused
by the evils that follow' in the wake of
state-wide prohibition evils and temp
tations far more numerous and worse in
form and results than any that exist in ,
Nebraska under our existing local option,
high license law.
So-called "joints" are part of every-day
life in prohibition stages. These "joints"
are presided over by dissolute characters,
both male and female, and spread crime
and debauchery to eyery part of the state.
Here is food for thought: '
" ' , KANSAS sentenced boy inmates Oct. 1, 1915:
" '., Reformatory .'330
Boys' Industrial School 264,
f "' ' . Total for Kansas..... 4..... 594'
NEBRASKA sentenced boy inmates Oct. 1, 1915:
(No Reformatory) none
y Boys' Industrial School. 199
Total for Nebraska . it 199
These "joints" are schools pf crime, and with their insidious temptations have
wrecked the lives of countless Kansas boys and young men.
The fearful evils that follow-in the wake of prohibition constitute a menace to every home
in Nebraska in which there is a boy. No man having the best interests of the people of this
state at heart, will vote for prohibition, which is sure to bring the terrible "Alley Joint" evil
to this state.
Let Us Prof it by the Experience of Kansas
How to Vote Against Prohibition .
These square appear at the TOP of the general election ballot.
An X marked in the square opposite number 301 is a vote
AGAINST PROHIBITION. -
Shall the above and foregoing amend
ment to the Constitution be adopted?
Polls Open'Untill 8 P. M. Under the Law
Tell Your Neighbor
The Nebraska Prosperity League
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