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Ohio Annual Conference, Reports and Resolutions Adopted
			
8             REPORTS AND RESOLUTIONS

 We have tried for many years to control King Alcohol
through the licensed saloon, but the whole thing is a dis-
mal failure.  The only way to conquer the damnable thing
is to prohibit the manufacture and sale of it. when this
is done a long looked for millenium  will be ushered in.
Your Committee is glad to say, the prohibition wave is un-
folding itself as never before.  Even the National Govern-
ment is helping out in this matter.  The Senate and House
of Representatives have declared for war-time prohibition
to fully take effect next July 1st, and nation-wide prohibi-
tion to take effect as soon as two-thirds of the states of
the Union adopt the Prohibition Amendment.  Not only
this, but they have given the President enough power to
close every brewery and rum shop in the Commonwealth.
While we deplore the compromising and timid stand the
President has taken in the whole matter, yet your commit-
tee is pleased with the actions of the legislative branch of
the government.  The nation must conserve all her ener-
gies if she is to win this war and obtain an enduring peace.
Yea, she must solve many of her problems quickly if she
expects to strike fast and hard. Our coal problems are be-
fore us and the chances are in favor of many fuelless fire-
sides this winter. Our food problems are upon us, with
sugar and bread cards staring us in the face. With these
things confronting us nation-wide prohibition is able to
render a great service in the opinion of your committee, if
called into play. Prohibition is a national remedy for a
nation in distress. The breweries waste enough grain each
day to make 6,000,000 one-pound loaves of bread; enough
to feed 12,000,000 people daily.  Is it right?  Somehow we
feel that Uncle Sam is sort of playing favorites. Last year
the breweries used 64,000,000 pounds of sugar in making
beer alone, and now we are allowed only two pounds per
month for our personal use.  We are not kicking; that is
probably a necessary regulation, but we do think this
waste of sugar by the breweries should be stopped.  Every




			
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