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The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS ,. D O YAKIMA Federal Insurance Group Paul M. Leslie, Resident Officer Life. Fire. Auto Secure your copy of "Sougs to Sing wlth Federal" without cost or obligation by writing FEDERAL OLD LINE INSURANCE COMPANY 807 W. Yaklma Ave. Phone 4414 EARL PAULLIN'S Signal Station Complete Svice General Repairing , 16th Avenue and Lincoln" Phone 9950 BEST WISItES FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS LIBERTY YAKIMA ROXY CAPITOL YAKIMA*s LEADING THEATRES %V. E. ROCHE FRUIT CO. Buyers and Shippers of Yaklma Valley Orchard Products Greetings 1 Gale Bros. Brakes Relined Front End Alignment Body and Fender Work 15 Ea. "B" PHONE 0654 Season's Greetings RAMBLERS .PARK Lower Naches Phone 24420 SHERD NOBLE CLINT WRIGHT ' WHITE FRONT MAYLOR TR,ENEER 322 South First Street SHOP Phone 5595 i LENTZ HARDWARE GO. HARDWARE - SPORTING GOODS HOUSE FURNISHINGS SHEET METAL - PLUMBING HEATING - PAINT Cot. Third Ave. k W. Yakima. Phone 9181 Season's Greetings Yakima Fruit Growers Ass'n. J. WALTER HEBERT, Manager 6 South Seoond %'AKIMA, WASHINGTON ' r " ; SEASON'S GREETINGS YAKIMA SHEET METAL WORKS 9 NORTH SIXTH AVENUE PHONE 7712 ulation but on the surface the traditional norms were maintained. Prohibition Law Failure 'I'ile First Arorld War brought the first decided break with the standards and the values of the past all along the line. The enactment of the Prohibition Law, fr from remedying things only aggra- wted the evil of drinking. Then it be- came popular to flout: the law, and drink- ing became for great numbers of people the true badge of smartness. And since the repeal of the law all the media of advertisement together with the influence of modern fiction and mov- ing pictures have been used to see to it that this "aura of smartness has been retained. We are now ata point when the con- sumpUon of liberal quantities of strong liquor is a generally accepted part of civilized life. No social gathering is con- sidered complete without the serving of liqnors, mixed and unmixed. The person who does not drink, at least in modera- tion, is fast coming to be regarded as an oddity and worst of all, a dull oddity. It would be a brave host who would dare to face a gathering of guests unaccom- panied by a tray-full of cocktails and a well-filled container for second an;] third servings. In such circumstances, given the known properties of alcohol and its well-attested effects on the human body, it is almost inevitable that alcoholism should become a major social problem. Inner Causes Yet it is commonly recognized that generally speaking the evil which is known as alcoholism is not the result of mere social drinking. Almost, all authori- ties who deal with this subject say that destroying excess is caused, or at least accompanied by-some inner dissatisfac- tion, some sense of frustration or inade- quacy or defeat which drives the individ- ual to the use of alcohol in ever increas- ing quantities until his complete ruin has been accomplished. And in the world of today we find this soil of deep and extensive dissatisfaction capable of fed- ing.the roots of a major problem. A few years ago :Mr. Walter Lippman, addressing the American Catholic Philos- ophical Association,' said: "The paramount characteristic of the modern man is that he rejects the classic and traditional conception of human na- ture, which is, as Plato says, that the soul leads the affections, and .as St. Thomas Aquinas says, that the human person exercises a 'royal and politic sov- ereignty' over the desires. The modern view of human nature has been that reason is not the representative within us of the universal order--and therefore the ruler of our appetites--but that rea- son is the instrument of our appetites-- that, as :Mr. Bernard Shaw has put it, 'It is only by accurate reasoning that we can ca]culate our actions so as to do what we intend to do--that is to fulfill our will.' False Image of Man" "This conception of human nature-- one in which desire is sovereign and rea- son is the instrument for serving and satisfying desire--this conception has be- come increasingly the accepted image of man in the modern world. It is upon this image of man that our secular edu- cation has been based, and our social philosophy, and our personal codes. Our world today is in the hands of masses of people who are formed in this image and regard it as indubitably the true and scientifically correct conception of human nature. Yet the cultural tradition and the great central institutions of the Western World come down to us from men who would have regarded what is now the fashionable image of man as the image of an uncivilized barbarian. "This modern man, as he is turned out by our secular schools and as he Is shaped by the prevailing popular culture, is a being whose desires are limited, not by his reason which represents the universal order of,things bul; only by the difftcuity of getting more and more satisfaction. The desires of the modern man are, as respects his own inner measures of con- trol, illimitable desires. It follows that the desires of the modern man can never be satisfied, and it is the anguish of un- Page Sixty-Nine YAKIMA When You CONSTRUCT This Synboi Is Your Assurance OF SKILL -- INTEGRITY RESPONSIBILITY Ri0000le & Crei00hton GENERAL CONTRACTORS Kenneth Riggle Russell F. C,'eighton 614 N. 1st St., Yakima Phone 26365 Season's Greetings f IOW?, Mary & Pete "THERANCH" 515 Fruitvale Blvd. Phone 3057 BAKER'S Most Evejthing Party Favors - Gifts - Toys 17 North 2nd St. Phone 6546 We Appreciate Your Business CITY CAB CHECKER CAB PHONE PHONK 7700 3111 COAL - WOOD - ICE ARTIFICIAL ICE & FUEL CO. Phone 6151 412 N. First Ave, Yakima - Sunnyslde Beautiful Things Need Not Be Expensive REDMON-FAIRCHILD, INC. H'eavy Hauling - Moving - Paaklng Storage Local Agents for Aero Mayflower Transit Co. Nat'l Furniture Movers 302 SO. 4TH AVE. PHONE 9113 The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS ,. D O YAKIMA Federal Insurance Group Paul M. Leslie, Resident Officer Life. Fire. Auto Secure your copy of "Sougs to Sing wlth Federal" without cost or obligation by writing FEDERAL OLD LINE INSURANCE COMPANY 807 W. Yaklma Ave. Phone 4414 EARL PAULLIN'S Signal Station Complete Svice General Repairing , 16th Avenue and Lincoln" Phone 9950 BEST WISItES FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS LIBERTY YAKIMA ROXY CAPITOL YAKIMA*s LEADING THEATRES %V. E. ROCHE FRUIT CO. Buyers and Shippers of Yaklma Valley Orchard Products Greetings 1 Gale Bros. Brakes Relined Front End Alignment Body and Fender Work 15 Ea. "B" PHONE 0654 Season's Greetings RAMBLERS .PARK Lower Naches Phone 24420 SHERD NOBLE CLINT WRIGHT ' WHITE FRONT MAYLOR TR,ENEER 322 South First Street SHOP Phone 5595 i LENTZ HARDWARE GO. HARDWARE - SPORTING GOODS HOUSE FURNISHINGS SHEET METAL - PLUMBING HEATING - PAINT Cot. Third Ave. k W. Yakima. Phone 9181 Season's Greetings Yakima Fruit Growers Ass'n. J. WALTER HEBERT, Manager 6 South Seoond %'AKIMA, WASHINGTON ' r " ; SEASON'S GREETINGS YAKIMA SHEET METAL WORKS 9 NORTH SIXTH AVENUE PHONE 7712 ulation but on the surface the traditional norms were maintained. Prohibition Law Failure 'I'ile First Arorld War brought the first decided break with the standards and the values of the past all along the line. The enactment of the Prohibition Law, fr from remedying things only aggra- wted the evil of drinking. Then it be- came popular to flout: the law, and drink- ing became for great numbers of people the true badge of smartness. And since the repeal of the law all the media of advertisement together with the influence of modern fiction and mov- ing pictures have been used to see to it that this "aura of smartness has been retained. We are now ata point when the con- sumpUon of liberal quantities of strong liquor is a generally accepted part of civilized life. No social gathering is con- sidered complete without the serving of liqnors, mixed and unmixed. The person who does not drink, at least in modera- tion, is fast coming to be regarded as an oddity and worst of all, a dull oddity. It would be a brave host who would dare to face a gathering of guests unaccom- panied by a tray-full of cocktails and a well-filled container for second an;] third servings. In such circumstances, given the known properties of alcohol and its well-attested effects on the human body, it is almost inevitable that alcoholism should become a major social problem. Inner Causes Yet it is commonly recognized that generally speaking the evil which is known as alcoholism is not the result of mere social drinking. Almost, all authori- ties who deal with this subject say that destroying excess is caused, or at least accompanied by-some inner dissatisfac- tion, some sense of frustration or inade- quacy or defeat which drives the individ- ual to the use of alcohol in ever increas- ing quantities until his complete ruin has been accomplished. And in the world of today we find this soil of deep and extensive dissatisfaction capable of fed- ing.the roots of a major problem. A few years ago :Mr. Walter Lippman, addressing the American Catholic Philos- ophical Association,' said: "The paramount characteristic of the modern man is that he rejects the classic and traditional conception of human na- ture, which is, as Plato says, that the soul leads the affections, and .as St. Thomas Aquinas says, that the human person exercises a 'royal and politic sov- ereignty' over the desires. The modern view of human nature has been that reason is not the representative within us of the universal order--and therefore the ruler of our appetites--but that rea- son is the instrument of our appetites-- that, as :Mr. Bernard Shaw has put it, 'It is only by accurate reasoning that we can ca]culate our actions so as to do what we intend to do--that is to fulfill our will.' False Image of Man" "This conception of human nature-- one in which desire is sovereign and rea- son is the instrument for serving and satisfying desire--this conception has be- come increasingly the accepted image of man in the modern world. It is upon this image of man that our secular edu- cation has been based, and our social philosophy, and our personal codes. Our world today is in the hands of masses of people who are formed in this image and regard it as indubitably the true and scientifically correct conception of human nature. Yet the cultural tradition and the great central institutions of the Western World come down to us from men who would have regarded what is now the fashionable image of man as the image of an uncivilized barbarian. "This modern man, as he is turned out by our secular schools and as he Is shaped by the prevailing popular culture, is a being whose desires are limited, not by his reason which represents the universal order of,things bul; only by the difftcuity of getting more and more satisfaction. The desires of the modern man are, as respects his own inner measures of con- trol, illimitable desires. It follows that the desires of the modern man can never be satisfied, and it is the anguish of un- Page Sixty-Nine YAKIMA When You CONSTRUCT This Synboi Is Your Assurance OF SKILL -- INTEGRITY RESPONSIBILITY Ri0000le & Crei00hton GENERAL CONTRACTORS Kenneth Riggle Russell F. C,'eighton 614 N. 1st St., Yakima Phone 26365 Season's Greetings f IOW?, Mary & Pete "THERANCH" 515 Fruitvale Blvd. Phone 3057 BAKER'S Most Evejthing Party Favors - Gifts - Toys 17 North 2nd St. Phone 6546 We Appreciate Your Business CITY CAB CHECKER CAB PHONE PHONK 7700 3111 COAL - WOOD - ICE ARTIFICIAL ICE & FUEL CO. Phone 6151 412 N. First Ave, Yakima - Sunnyslde Beautiful Things Need Not Be Expensive REDMON-FAIRCHILD, INC. H'eavy Hauling - Moving - Paaklng Storage Local Agents for Aero Mayflower Transit Co. Nat'l Furniture Movers 302 SO. 4TH AVE. PHONE 9113