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" Page Seventy The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS The Growing Problem of Alcoholism (Continued from page 69) limited and therefore insatiable desire which is the characteristic mtset T o our age. Social Problems Made Insoluble "For the unending pursuit of the ever- fleeing object of desire means not only that a man must surely fail; it means also---and tids is much worse than fail- ure-that his whole effort must seem to him futile. "Thus we havec'made social problems insoluble. For while we talk of a standard of life, in fact we have no standard of life except that each man shall desire more than he has thus far obtained." That this picture of modern man which Mr. Lippman has drawn is an accurate Season's Greetings DRESWELL CLEANERS One Day Service 11th Ave. & Division' Phone 22954 North Ave. & First St. Phone 8655 WEST SI DE IMPLEMENT CO,. Inc. 10 N. 6th Ave. G.L. Oliver Myers Pumps Minn. Moline Gustafson Dusters Pump Service Ferguson Tractors Cushman =Scooters Phone 6420 Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers Rental Equipment Imperial Wallpaper General Paint Carp. 23 N. 2nd St. Phone 3048 BEARD ADAMS SEED CO. FRESH QUALITY SEEDS Feeds- Fertilizers - Hardware Wholesale and Retail 10 SO. 1st ST. PHONE 9189 TIGER PAPER CO. [, A. LaMAY. Owner Buyers and Shippers of Waste Paper, Old Magazines, Newspaperlh Cardboard. etc. Terrace at R. R. Crossing Ph. 5918 OLD HOLLAND BAKERY Pastry and Bakery Orders a Specialty Birthday and Wedding Cakes 16 NORTH FOURTH PHONE 9500 RUXTON'S REFRIGETION CO. Sales and Service for Home Lockers in Yakima, Kittlta8 and Benton Counties 402 W, Yaklma Avenue Phone 4535 SEASON'S GREETINGS Ray Andreas Painting & Building 2i02 WILLOW PHONE 22956 Greetings YAKIMA GRINDING CO. Automotive Machinists AUTO PARTS 120 80. 2nd Phone 8762 one no thoughtful person will deny. In modern man, therefore, who is born into a world given over to materialism, who is reared in a philosophy of pleasure-seek- ing, who is devoid of all fixes moral standards, who has within him desires and aspirations, which are incapable of ful- fillment, who, in addition, lives in a so- ciety which gives him every inducement to consume alcohol in liberal quantities, we have all the elements for an ever- spreading problem of alcoholism. Basic Problem In our day a great deal of attention is being given to; this problem--particu- larly to the cure and rehabilitation of those who have become addicted. Cer- tainly we must give our sympathetic in. terest and support to all efforts in this direction. But our main concern must continue to lie with the fundamental causes of this problem and with efforts to attack the evil at its source. The basic problem as I see it is the restoration of society to the belief in the individual as a rational and responsible being--the restoration of belief in the fundamental principles of morality--the restoration of those principles as the ac- cepted standard of society, and the ac- Imowledgment that excess in the use of alcohol is a moral evil, which can and must be avoided not merely because it leads to tragedy, but because it is evil in itself. It is only against such a background that this r widespread evil can be success- fully attacked. The Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America [s committed to the Church's traditional teaching on this subject. Its members, by total abstinence from the use of alcohol emphasize not only the evil of excess but also the necessity of taking special means to deal with the extraordinary dangers presented by the modern world. They emphasize the fact that the pleasure philosophy of life is a fals philosophy and dedicate themselves to demonstrate by example the fact that the good and happy life come from with- in and depends upon no external stimulus. Old Testament Texts On Temperance "A drunken woman is a great wrath: and her reproach and shame shall not be hid."--Eccl. 26:11. "A workman that is a drunkard shall not be rich; and he that condemneth small things shall fall by little and little." Eccl. 19:1. "Woe to you that rise up early in the morning to follow drunkenness and to drink to the evening to be inflamed with wlne."--Is. 5::t1-12. *'Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower the glory of hie Joy who were on the head Samarta of the fat valley, stag- gering with wtne."--Is. 28:1. "Wine is a luxurious thing and drunk- ennesg riotous; whosoever is delighted therewith shall not be wlse.'--Pv. 20,:1. "Who hath woe? Whose father hath woe? Who hath contentions? Who falls into pl? Who hath wounds without cause ? Who hath redness of eyes ? Sure- ly they that pass their time in wine and study to drink of their cups.'Pv. 23: 29-30. "Wine hath destroyed very many." Eccl. 31:30. "The chief thing for a'rnan's life is water and bread and clothing and a house to cover shame."--Eccl. 29:27. "Daniel proposed in his heart that he would not be defiled with the king's table, nor with the wine which he drank." Da, 1:8. "He that is temperate shall prolong lle."--Eccl. 37:34. , "He that loveth good cheer shall he in want: he that loveth wine and fat things shall not be rich."Pv. 21:17. It doesn't pay to cry over spilt milk, but if you must, condense it. YAKIMA Season's Greetings Fred G. Redmon COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST No. 1 Harold Purdin COUNTY AUDITOR Angus McDonald COU,NTY COMMISSIONER DIST. No. 2 Yake Seiber COUNTY ASSESSOR Andy B. Wallace COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST. No. 3 C. Stewart Cole COUNTY TREASURER " Lew Evans COUNTY SHERIFF Christmas Greetb,gs DAY BROTHERS LATHING AND PLASTERING CONTRACTORS 21.4 So. Broadway Phone 892. Season's Greetings PAUL REVERE LIFE INS. CO. Non.Cancellable Health & Accident I t. B. SWAFFORD, GEN. AGENT SPECIAL AGENTS ART PAAPE CLYDE WILLIS EO 4.1NDBERG CHARLES THORNTON 205 Larson Bldg. Phone 9476 Season's Greetings RED TOP CAFE 1102 Fruitvale Blvd. Phone 2-2075 KATHRYN COOPER, Prop. i Sherwood & Roberts Real Estate Loans - Insurance 8 North 2nd Street Phone 8129 | BOB'S SERVICE ! Your Neighborhood Allied Station Olymplo Gas  Mobil Oil 12th & Division / Phone 3853 Central Chain Offers You Only the Finest . . . U. 8. Electric Motor= Morse Roller Chain and Sprocket= Bond Gear Reducers American V- BoRe Split Journal Bearings Electric Tools American Pulleys and Sheave= Flat Conveyor Beltlngs Conway Clutches Fafnir Self.Aligning Pillow Blocks Globe Kanry Tax Conveyor Belting CENTRAL CHAIN & TRANSMISSION CO. 709 So. First Street Phone 2-5810 or 2-7046 :Night Phone 9441 HOGGATT'S RADIATOR SHOP G, W. and W. J. Hoggatt Coaling System Specialists - New md Rebuilt Radlatoes fo all Cars - Trucks - Tracton. We Sece You Mano by Using P'h of Your Old Radlsbn. New Radiators Seldom Necessary 225 South 1st St. Phone 9808 t CHICAGO JUNK & MACHINERY CO. We Buy Scrap Iron, Metals, Rags, Scrap Rubber Tires. We Sell All Kinds of Bags and Wiping Rags, Pipes, Fittings. 13 SO. 8rd We Treat You Right Ph, 5612 S. SHAPIRO. Owner e " Page Seventy The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS The Growing Problem of Alcoholism (Continued from page 69) limited and therefore insatiable desire which is the characteristic mtset T o our age. Social Problems Made Insoluble "For the unending pursuit of the ever- fleeing object of desire means not only that a man must surely fail; it means also---and tids is much worse than fail- ure-that his whole effort must seem to him futile. "Thus we havec'made social problems insoluble. For while we talk of a standard of life, in fact we have no standard of life except that each man shall desire more than he has thus far obtained." That this picture of modern man which Mr. Lippman has drawn is an accurate Season's Greetings DRESWELL CLEANERS One Day Service 11th Ave. & Division' Phone 22954 North Ave. & First St. Phone 8655 WEST SI DE IMPLEMENT CO,. Inc. 10 N. 6th Ave. G.L. Oliver Myers Pumps Minn. Moline Gustafson Dusters Pump Service Ferguson Tractors Cushman =Scooters Phone 6420 Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers Rental Equipment Imperial Wallpaper General Paint Carp. 23 N. 2nd St. Phone 3048 BEARD ADAMS SEED CO. FRESH QUALITY SEEDS Feeds- Fertilizers - Hardware Wholesale and Retail 10 SO. 1st ST. PHONE 9189 TIGER PAPER CO. [, A. LaMAY. Owner Buyers and Shippers of Waste Paper, Old Magazines, Newspaperlh Cardboard. etc. Terrace at R. R. Crossing Ph. 5918 OLD HOLLAND BAKERY Pastry and Bakery Orders a Specialty Birthday and Wedding Cakes 16 NORTH FOURTH PHONE 9500 RUXTON'S REFRIGETION CO. Sales and Service for Home Lockers in Yakima, Kittlta8 and Benton Counties 402 W, Yaklma Avenue Phone 4535 SEASON'S GREETINGS Ray Andreas Painting & Building 2i02 WILLOW PHONE 22956 Greetings YAKIMA GRINDING CO. Automotive Machinists AUTO PARTS 120 80. 2nd Phone 8762 one no thoughtful person will deny. In modern man, therefore, who is born into a world given over to materialism, who is reared in a philosophy of pleasure-seek- ing, who is devoid of all fixes moral standards, who has within him desires and aspirations, which are incapable of ful- fillment, who, in addition, lives in a so- ciety which gives him every inducement to consume alcohol in liberal quantities, we have all the elements for an ever- spreading problem of alcoholism. Basic Problem In our day a great deal of attention is being given to; this problem--particu- larly to the cure and rehabilitation of those who have become addicted. Cer- tainly we must give our sympathetic in. terest and support to all efforts in this direction. But our main concern must continue to lie with the fundamental causes of this problem and with efforts to attack the evil at its source. The basic problem as I see it is the restoration of society to the belief in the individual as a rational and responsible being--the restoration of belief in the fundamental principles of morality--the restoration of those principles as the ac- cepted standard of society, and the ac- Imowledgment that excess in the use of alcohol is a moral evil, which can and must be avoided not merely because it leads to tragedy, but because it is evil in itself. It is only against such a background that this r widespread evil can be success- fully attacked. The Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America [s committed to the Church's traditional teaching on this subject. Its members, by total abstinence from the use of alcohol emphasize not only the evil of excess but also the necessity of taking special means to deal with the extraordinary dangers presented by the modern world. They emphasize the fact that the pleasure philosophy of life is a fals philosophy and dedicate themselves to demonstrate by example the fact that the good and happy life come from with- in and depends upon no external stimulus. Old Testament Texts On Temperance "A drunken woman is a great wrath: and her reproach and shame shall not be hid."--Eccl. 26:11. "A workman that is a drunkard shall not be rich; and he that condemneth small things shall fall by little and little." Eccl. 19:1. "Woe to you that rise up early in the morning to follow drunkenness and to drink to the evening to be inflamed with wlne."--Is. 5::t1-12. *'Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower the glory of hie Joy who were on the head Samarta of the fat valley, stag- gering with wtne."--Is. 28:1. "Wine is a luxurious thing and drunk- ennesg riotous; whosoever is delighted therewith shall not be wlse.'--Pv. 20,:1. "Who hath woe? Whose father hath woe? Who hath contentions? Who falls into pl? Who hath wounds without cause ? Who hath redness of eyes ? Sure- ly they that pass their time in wine and study to drink of their cups.'Pv. 23: 29-30. "Wine hath destroyed very many." Eccl. 31:30. "The chief thing for a'rnan's life is water and bread and clothing and a house to cover shame."--Eccl. 29:27. "Daniel proposed in his heart that he would not be defiled with the king's table, nor with the wine which he drank." Da, 1:8. "He that is temperate shall prolong lle."--Eccl. 37:34. , "He that loveth good cheer shall he in want: he that loveth wine and fat things shall not be rich."Pv. 21:17. It doesn't pay to cry over spilt milk, but if you must, condense it. YAKIMA Season's Greetings Fred G. Redmon COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST No. 1 Harold Purdin COUNTY AUDITOR Angus McDonald COU,NTY COMMISSIONER DIST. No. 2 Yake Seiber COUNTY ASSESSOR Andy B. Wallace COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST. No. 3 C. Stewart Cole COUNTY TREASURER " Lew Evans COUNTY SHERIFF Christmas Greetb,gs DAY BROTHERS LATHING AND PLASTERING CONTRACTORS 21.4 So. Broadway Phone 892. Season's Greetings PAUL REVERE LIFE INS. CO. Non.Cancellable Health & Accident I t. B. SWAFFORD, GEN. AGENT SPECIAL AGENTS ART PAAPE CLYDE WILLIS EO 4.1NDBERG CHARLES THORNTON 205 Larson Bldg. Phone 9476 Season's Greetings RED TOP CAFE 1102 Fruitvale Blvd. Phone 2-2075 KATHRYN COOPER, Prop. i Sherwood & Roberts Real Estate Loans - Insurance 8 North 2nd Street Phone 8129 | BOB'S SERVICE ! Your Neighborhood Allied Station Olymplo Gas  Mobil Oil 12th & Division / Phone 3853 Central Chain Offers You Only the Finest . . . U. 8. Electric Motor= Morse Roller Chain and Sprocket= Bond Gear Reducers American V- BoRe Split Journal Bearings Electric Tools American Pulleys and Sheave= Flat Conveyor Beltlngs Conway Clutches Fafnir Self.Aligning Pillow Blocks Globe Kanry Tax Conveyor Belting CENTRAL CHAIN & TRANSMISSION CO. 709 So. First Street Phone 2-5810 or 2-7046 :Night Phone 9441 HOGGATT'S RADIATOR SHOP G, W. and W. J. Hoggatt Coaling System Specialists - New md Rebuilt Radlatoes fo all Cars - Trucks - Tracton. We Sece You Mano by Using P'h of Your Old Radlsbn. New Radiators Seldom Necessary 225 South 1st St. Phone 9808 t CHICAGO JUNK & MACHINERY CO. We Buy Scrap Iron, Metals, Rags, Scrap Rubber Tires. We Sell All Kinds of Bags and Wiping Rags, Pipes, Fittings. 13 SO. 8rd We Treat You Right Ph, 5612 S. SHAPIRO. Owner e