• Creator
  • Osborn, Samuel C.
  • Created Date
  • 1918
  • Description
  • Samuel C. Osborn writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones to express his support of prohibition in light of a newspaper report in the Seattle Times quoting a shipyard employee, Bainbridge Colby, who said that liquor improves worker efficiency. He writes that come pay day, his employees often spend their wages on liquor and either miss work or are too drunk to perform their duties. He asks, "if we are willing to fight a war to make our c... more
    Samuel C. Osborn writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones to express his support of prohibition in light of a newspaper report in the Seattle Times quoting a shipyard employee, Bainbridge Colby, who said that liquor improves worker efficiency. He writes that come pay day, his employees often spend their wages on liquor and either miss work or are too drunk to perform their duties. He asks, "if we are willing to fight a war to make our country safe to live in, why should we hesitate to stamp out the one evil that destroys more lives than all of the methods of warfare?". less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
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