Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Discussion Is Hardly New

From the author's BA in Journalism thesis.

In discussing the community standards it might be well to mention the fact that even though Evansville has had a fairly large class of intoxicating liquor users, the saloon has always been voted down. This fact proves that even the “drinking public” has been willing to maintain the high community standard even at its own expense.
The City Dance Hall Inspector, who assumes his duties at all public dances, is another agency existing to maintain ethical control. The WCTU, as in all cities, is active in accomplishing its purposes while the local newspaper, through its editorial columns, attempts to control the community according to good ethical principles.

-Wm B Antes 1927

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