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Page Sixty-Eight The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS YAKIMA SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM Marge & Harry Chipman 1219 North First Street Yakima,.Wash, ,,',ui,  GI,LEI INGS DORAN SUPPLY CO. ED. DORAN Drug Sundries - Candies - Gloves School Supplies 108-A So. 4th Ave. Phone 4635 SEA,SON'S GREETINGS B & B Fender and Body Shop CLYDE B4LLIS  ALBERT A. BACKUB COMPLETE AUTO BODY REPAIRING & REFINISHI.NG 1106 Fruitvale Phone: Shop 22972. Home 26609 and 9957 Season's Greethgs Gordon and Cooper Iron Works J. G. GORDON ROY A. COOPER ]06 E. Spruce Dial 5776 JOFIN W. MALONEY, A.T.K. ARCHITECT SEATTLE: 654 Central Bldg. Phone MA. 1314 YAKIMA: 1117 Larson Bldg. Phone 9939 HUFF BROS. Beverage Distributors 107 SOUTH FOURTH AVE.--PHONE 3145 B-K PRODUCE CO. Wholesale DISTRIBUTORS OF FROZEN FOODS 602 S'o. 1st Yakima Levering Tire Co. Goodyear Distributors YAKIMA VALLEY TIRE RECAPPING Repairing . Road Service 8. 1st at Walnut Phone 8103 QUICK SERVICE TELEPHONE 21251 HOLLIDAY PLUMBING CO. STOKERS . OIL BURNERS - PLUMBING &, HEATING CONTRACTORS NICK HOLLIDAY New Address: (Rear of) 124 N. 1st St. SIGMAN'S FOOD CENTER We Own and Operate Our Own BAKERY - MEAT DEPT. DELICATESSEN The Largest Variety of Staple and Fancy Groceries in the State. 14 SO. 5th AVE. SCHREINER TITLE C0. Abstracts - Escrows - Title Insurance Fidelity Abstract and Title Co, Puget Sound Title Insurance ,30 NO. 2rid ST. PHONE 8559 SAVE BROWN'S PIONEER J I 6. D. HALL and ASSOCIATES t I Consulting Engineers , I Y AKIM t. I MORE AT PHARMACY AND DRUG CO. GIBSON PACKING COMPANY U. S, Government Inepectlon for Your Protection. Enjoy the Best FAMOUS MILD CURE "Y" BRAND HAM AND BACON CK DISTRIBUTING CO. J MOBIL GAS  MOBIL OIL  MOBIL HEAT I ,311 W. NINTH AVE. GENERAL PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PH,ONE 27176 C. K. WORRELL, "Realtor "Bring Me Your Real Elfafe & Insurance Pro/)/emJ" Homes- Ranches- Investments BU81NES8 OPPORTUNITIES $1 8outh 2nd St, Phone 8149 HILLCREST DRESS SHOP Hillrest and Summltvlew Phone 8941 Latest Styles in Ladies' and Misses' DRESSES - COAT6 - 8UIT8 - BLOUSES LINGERIE . SLACKS--For Dress or Work House Dresses  Sizes 12 to 44 Open Evenings by Appointment Yakima's Recreation Parlors I Sportsmen's Headquarters (Formerly Harrlngton'=)214 East Yakima Ave. I The Growing Problem Of Alcoholism THE MOST REVEREND LAWRENCE J. SHEHAN, D.D. Auxiliary Bishop of Balfimore-Washincjfon ff T ]S related that on one occasion some of he rivals of General Grant complained to President Lincoln concerning the General's alleged excessive use of whisky. The President is said to have replied to them: "Gentlemen, find out his brand and drink some; perhaps it will bring you some victories." This incident is no doubt apocryphal, but I have heard it used by more than one liberal imbiber to justify their habits. It may of course be true that some- times successful men are given to over- indulgence but all of us must admit that for one such case, where excessive indulgence has not interfered with suc- cess, a thousand others can be cited in which such indulgence has completely ruined careers and led to ignominious failure. The truth is, today the excessive use of alcohol constitutes one of the major social problems of the country. The losses it causes to industry, particularly at this time when there Is such a shortage of workers and such a need of production; the number of individual lives that are completely wrecked; the misery that it causes to so many families and the dis- integration and tragedies it brings to others all serve to indicate the serious- ness to which this problem has grown. It is a problem which is receiving increas- ing attention everywhere but neverthe- less it is a problem which continues to grow. It is true that this problem is almost as old as civilization. Certainly it is as old as recorded history. And as long as human nature is weak and natural pro- cesses produce alcohol so easily, the prob- lem is almost certain to remain. Never- theless it will be useful to ask ourselves what are the special causes or circum-. stances which have brought about the un- precedented aggravation of the problem in our own day. False Standards Most obvious among these causes it heems to me is the rejection by so many men of old standards of conduct and the adoption of a new and false sense of values--and nowhere is this more evi- dent than in the particular matter we have under consideration. Let me give an illustration. Many of you no doubt have seen the picture "The Bedt Years of Our Lives." It has been,. almost universally admired by the critics; it has won all sorts of awards; at the box office it has proved one of the great successes of all times. You will recall the scene where the two married army officers and the maimed sailor come home from the war unannounced. The one offi- cer is Joyously welcomed by his family. The other is disappointed to find his wife out. But it is almost inevitable according to the "movie mores" that both the happy family and the disappointed husband should end up in a tavern or a night club, and that both men should end the celebration of their return home com- pletely intoxicated, apparently to the complete satisfaction of the adoring and happy wife and daughter. The scene is of course portrayed with many amusing incidents. Tacit Approval The point that I would emphasize is that this fS the accepted way to celebrate this is the smart thing to do. If thil particular scene stood alone per- haps it would not be Worth mentioning. It is but one of hundreds, perhaps thou- sandB of such illustrations that might be drawn from moving pictures, popular novels, fiction magazines and radio en- tertainment. Nowhere is it indicated or suggested that there is anything wrong with such conduct. On the contrary, the implication is always that it is in accord with the accepted standards of the day. Up to the beginning of the present century the question  of drinking was gen- erally regarded for what it was--a prob- lem of human morals. The same standard applied here as elsewhere; any excess was l egarded as reprehensible. Certain so- phisticated circles undoubtedly tolerated excess, considered it smart, looked upon it as a privilege of wealth. But, by and large, the masses of the people con- tinued to regard it as a moral evil: Of course the movement of unbelief had already undermined the foundations of morality in a great segment of the pop- YAKIMA AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL. EQUIPMENT SUPPLY Distributors for TODD INSECTICIDAL FOGG APPLICATOR Ideal for" Orchards or Any Leafy Crop For hlformation PHONE 9016 OR Write P. O, Box 592 YAKIMA, WASH. 418 Masonic Temple Bldg. HALL PAi3KING COMPANY Wholesale Meat packers TOP PRICES FOR CATTLE - LAMB VEAL- PORK Seattle  Yakima  Mt. Vernon POLAR FUR CO. Hal It. Hinesley, Mgr. 12 SO. SECOND ST. PHONE 21427 (In the Larson Bldg.) The Largest Selection of Beautiful Furs in Central Washington REFRIGERATED FUR STORAGE Remodelingp Cleaning &, Glazing LARSON'S BAKERY 25 No. 2nd St. Phone 7355 Weddings - Birthday Party Cakes and Specialties BREAD - COOKIES - PASTRIES F. O. Zlegler C.F. Bishop INDEPENDENT ICE & FUEL CO. 213 S. 6th Ave. Phone 8011 Proven Fuel at Popular Prices DIESEL AND FUEL OIL COAL AND WOOD Let The Independent Fleet Deliver Your Heat. You Can Depend On Us. FLORENCE FLOWER SHOP 16 N. 4th St. (Grand Central Mkt.) Phone 5395 Flowers for All Occastons Corsages - Wedding Arrangements Funeral Designs- Telegraph Delivery DAVID RANKIN Attorney-at-Law 101 New Court House Bldg. Phone 7141 PEPSI COLA BOTTLING CO. OF YAKIMA Page Sixty-Eight The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS YAKIMA SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM Marge & Harry Chipman 1219 North First Street Yakima,.Wash, ,,',ui,  GI,LEI INGS DORAN SUPPLY CO. ED. DORAN Drug Sundries - Candies - Gloves School Supplies 108-A So. 4th Ave. Phone 4635 SEA,SON'S GREETINGS B & B Fender and Body Shop CLYDE B4LLIS  ALBERT A. BACKUB COMPLETE AUTO BODY REPAIRING & REFINISHI.NG 1106 Fruitvale Phone: Shop 22972. Home 26609 and 9957 Season's Greethgs Gordon and Cooper Iron Works J. G. GORDON ROY A. COOPER ]06 E. Spruce Dial 5776 JOFIN W. MALONEY, A.T.K. ARCHITECT SEATTLE: 654 Central Bldg. Phone MA. 1314 YAKIMA: 1117 Larson Bldg. Phone 9939 HUFF BROS. Beverage Distributors 107 SOUTH FOURTH AVE.--PHONE 3145 B-K PRODUCE CO. Wholesale DISTRIBUTORS OF FROZEN FOODS 602 S'o. 1st Yakima Levering Tire Co. Goodyear Distributors YAKIMA VALLEY TIRE RECAPPING Repairing . Road Service 8. 1st at Walnut Phone 8103 QUICK SERVICE TELEPHONE 21251 HOLLIDAY PLUMBING CO. STOKERS . OIL BURNERS - PLUMBING &, HEATING CONTRACTORS NICK HOLLIDAY New Address: (Rear of) 124 N. 1st St. SIGMAN'S FOOD CENTER We Own and Operate Our Own BAKERY - MEAT DEPT. DELICATESSEN The Largest Variety of Staple and Fancy Groceries in the State. 14 SO. 5th AVE. SCHREINER TITLE C0. Abstracts - Escrows - Title Insurance Fidelity Abstract and Title Co, Puget Sound Title Insurance ,30 NO. 2rid ST. PHONE 8559 SAVE BROWN'S PIONEER J I 6. D. HALL and ASSOCIATES t I Consulting Engineers , I Y AKIM t. I MORE AT PHARMACY AND DRUG CO. GIBSON PACKING COMPANY U. S, Government Inepectlon for Your Protection. Enjoy the Best FAMOUS MILD CURE "Y" BRAND HAM AND BACON CK DISTRIBUTING CO. J MOBIL GAS  MOBIL OIL  MOBIL HEAT I ,311 W. NINTH AVE. GENERAL PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PH,ONE 27176 C. K. WORRELL, "Realtor "Bring Me Your Real Elfafe & Insurance Pro/)/emJ" Homes- Ranches- Investments BU81NES8 OPPORTUNITIES $1 8outh 2nd St, Phone 8149 HILLCREST DRESS SHOP Hillrest and Summltvlew Phone 8941 Latest Styles in Ladies' and Misses' DRESSES - COAT6 - 8UIT8 - BLOUSES LINGERIE . SLACKS--For Dress or Work House Dresses  Sizes 12 to 44 Open Evenings by Appointment Yakima's Recreation Parlors I Sportsmen's Headquarters (Formerly Harrlngton'=)214 East Yakima Ave. I The Growing Problem Of Alcoholism THE MOST REVEREND LAWRENCE J. SHEHAN, D.D. Auxiliary Bishop of Balfimore-Washincjfon ff T ]S related that on one occasion some of he rivals of General Grant complained to President Lincoln concerning the General's alleged excessive use of whisky. The President is said to have replied to them: "Gentlemen, find out his brand and drink some; perhaps it will bring you some victories." This incident is no doubt apocryphal, but I have heard it used by more than one liberal imbiber to justify their habits. It may of course be true that some- times successful men are given to over- indulgence but all of us must admit that for one such case, where excessive indulgence has not interfered with suc- cess, a thousand others can be cited in which such indulgence has completely ruined careers and led to ignominious failure. The truth is, today the excessive use of alcohol constitutes one of the major social problems of the country. The losses it causes to industry, particularly at this time when there Is such a shortage of workers and such a need of production; the number of individual lives that are completely wrecked; the misery that it causes to so many families and the dis- integration and tragedies it brings to others all serve to indicate the serious- ness to which this problem has grown. It is a problem which is receiving increas- ing attention everywhere but neverthe- less it is a problem which continues to grow. It is true that this problem is almost as old as civilization. Certainly it is as old as recorded history. And as long as human nature is weak and natural pro- cesses produce alcohol so easily, the prob- lem is almost certain to remain. Never- theless it will be useful to ask ourselves what are the special causes or circum-. stances which have brought about the un- precedented aggravation of the problem in our own day. False Standards Most obvious among these causes it heems to me is the rejection by so many men of old standards of conduct and the adoption of a new and false sense of values--and nowhere is this more evi- dent than in the particular matter we have under consideration. Let me give an illustration. Many of you no doubt have seen the picture "The Bedt Years of Our Lives." It has been,. almost universally admired by the critics; it has won all sorts of awards; at the box office it has proved one of the great successes of all times. You will recall the scene where the two married army officers and the maimed sailor come home from the war unannounced. The one offi- cer is Joyously welcomed by his family. The other is disappointed to find his wife out. But it is almost inevitable according to the "movie mores" that both the happy family and the disappointed husband should end up in a tavern or a night club, and that both men should end the celebration of their return home com- pletely intoxicated, apparently to the complete satisfaction of the adoring and happy wife and daughter. The scene is of course portrayed with many amusing incidents. Tacit Approval The point that I would emphasize is that this fS the accepted way to celebrate this is the smart thing to do. If thil particular scene stood alone per- haps it would not be Worth mentioning. It is but one of hundreds, perhaps thou- sandB of such illustrations that might be drawn from moving pictures, popular novels, fiction magazines and radio en- tertainment. Nowhere is it indicated or suggested that there is anything wrong with such conduct. On the contrary, the implication is always that it is in accord with the accepted standards of the day. Up to the beginning of the present century the question  of drinking was gen- erally regarded for what it was--a prob- lem of human morals. The same standard applied here as elsewhere; any excess was l egarded as reprehensible. Certain so- phisticated circles undoubtedly tolerated excess, considered it smart, looked upon it as a privilege of wealth. But, by and large, the masses of the people con- tinued to regard it as a moral evil: Of course the movement of unbelief had already undermined the foundations of morality in a great segment of the pop- YAKIMA AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL. EQUIPMENT SUPPLY Distributors for TODD INSECTICIDAL FOGG APPLICATOR Ideal for" Orchards or Any Leafy Crop For hlformation PHONE 9016 OR Write P. O, Box 592 YAKIMA, WASH. 418 Masonic Temple Bldg. HALL PAi3KING COMPANY Wholesale Meat packers TOP PRICES FOR CATTLE - LAMB VEAL- PORK Seattle  Yakima  Mt. Vernon POLAR FUR CO. Hal It. Hinesley, Mgr. 12 SO. SECOND ST. PHONE 21427 (In the Larson Bldg.) The Largest Selection of Beautiful Furs in Central Washington REFRIGERATED FUR STORAGE Remodelingp Cleaning &, Glazing LARSON'S BAKERY 25 No. 2nd St. Phone 7355 Weddings - Birthday Party Cakes and Specialties BREAD - COOKIES - PASTRIES F. O. Zlegler C.F. Bishop INDEPENDENT ICE & FUEL CO. 213 S. 6th Ave. Phone 8011 Proven Fuel at Popular Prices DIESEL AND FUEL OIL COAL AND WOOD Let The Independent Fleet Deliver Your Heat. You Can Depend On Us. FLORENCE FLOWER SHOP 16 N. 4th St. (Grand Central Mkt.) Phone 5395 Flowers for All Occastons Corsages - Wedding Arrangements Funeral Designs- Telegraph Delivery DAVID RANKIN Attorney-at-Law 101 New Court House Bldg. Phone 7141 PEPSI COLA BOTTLING CO. OF YAKIMA