The Oklahoma Miner (Krebs, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 18, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 9, 1921 Page: 4 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA MINliK
TOBACCO'S FOES I
Canvass of 7847 Editors Shows
7393 Communities Against
ANTIS LOSE THREE STATES.
Uta. Under Mormon Influence Only
Commonwealth to Adopt Prohibi-
tion Measure During Year.
outside f I'lnli wheio Mormon
Influence predominates" tho article
cmii'liidPH "the anti-tobacco move-
ment appenr iir In the Can? of Ten-
nessee Ark.ann nnd low a. to be Inn-
lug ground and H not to nn. cinisld
erablo extent supported by the peo-
ple." Tbc friend of tnbnceo feel pnrtlcu
lnrly elated mor this xhmvlin' Inn
much as Ht'JO'-M wns tt maximum year
In legislative circle w It li 4'2 state leg
luturei In w-Hinn nnil tlip tobnceo sub
Jppt rerehed an unusual amount of
"Is 101)11(500 going to lmve Its sralp
added to thu belt of the prohibitionist
beside that of the lamented but an
jet not altogether late alcohol?" Is
thu question naked by (.Inrret Smith
In an article In tho current Issue of
The writer roaches tho conclusion
that while there has been Increased
agitation and legislative activity on
tho subject of tobacco following the
success of tho drive for prohibition
of lhpior tho efforts of reformers seek-
ing to abolish tobacco have no general
support. This opinion Is based on the
results of the questionnaires on tho
subject sent out to newspaper editors
of the country by tho Press Service
Company of New York City.
The questions asked were:
(1) Do you favor the enactment of
laws prohibiting the personal use of
tobacco by adults?
(2) In your judgment docs tho gen-
eral sentiment of your community
favor such legislation?
(!t) Is the uso of tobacco personal-
ly objectionable to you?
No arguments accompanied the ques-
tions and from their form It was Im-
possible for any editor to determine
the attitude of the questioners.
Out of 12518 editors questioned
7.S17 replied according to the summary
given. These editors It is estimated
represent a combined circulation of
21870010. Of tho 7.S17 editois reply-
ing 7:WU or 93 per cent represent
public sentiment In their communities
as opposed to anti-tobacco legislation.
Only 200 editors or 3 per cent of
those replying believed there was any
considerable sentiment favorable to
tobacco prohibition. There were 174
or 2 per cent In doubt while 20 failed
to record their Judgment.
Editors' Judgment Unbiased
"It Is of special Interest to note
that fG9 editors in answering the lirst
question personally favored such
legislation although only 2(50 of them
reported that public opinion also fa-
vored the prohibition of tobacco an
Indication of tho conscientious effort
made by the editors to distinguish pub-
lic opinion from their own personal
opinions" the article continues.
"The highest percentage of roplles
reporting public opinion favorable to
prohibition of tobacco came from Utah
where 42 per cent of the editors
thought the public were for such n
movement. Utah is the only state
which has since ndopted an antl-
clgarette law. The result was fore-
cast by several of the editors who
stated that the lutluence of tho Mor-
mon Church was against tobacco. Tho
Mormon Church Is also strong In Idaho
which Is the other state where tho use
of tobacco was recently prohibited
but the governor has signed tho hill
Juht passed In which the prohibitory
legislation is rrpealed. In this slate
SO per cent of the editors estimate
sentiment In their communities as
against tobacco prohibition which
nevertheless is 0 por cent below the
ar--ge r 'orted opposition
'..io le.slatuie of Tennessee some
weeks ago passed and tho governor
has signed a bill repealing tho nnti-
clgarotto law of that state. The ques-
tionnaire showed U3 per cent of its
editors believed tho public against
anti-tobacco legislation. Tho legisla-
ture of Arkansas has also passed n
bill repealing its anti-cigarette law. In
this state 01 per cent of tho editors
reported against tobacco prohibition.
Arizona's Practical Joke
"A bill introduced in tho current
session of tho legislature of Arizona
to prohibit smoking In public dining
rooms and other public places was
first amended to prohibit the consump-
tion in public of peanuts chewing
gum ten and coffee and then defeated
by tho senate. Tho questionnaire
returns from that state were 92 per
"In Iowa where the 'no's' were 05
per cent a bill to repeal tho nntl-
clgaretto law bus been passed and
signed by the governor.
"A bill to repeal the anti-cigarette
law In Kansas with SS) per cent 'no's'
is receiving the attention of Its legls-!
httu.ro. Last joitr a petition for a'
loferendmn in Oregon to prohibit the'
uo of tobacco failed of sullk-ieut hig
natures to bring- tho question to a !
ote and 95 por cent of tho editors
ileelnro their public ngninst legislation.
In OklHhotuH an antl-cigarettu bill has
beon roportod unfavorably In the
bouse. Tho editors of that state re-
ported 91 per cent against its public
I l?(rtl JTstatu parni T oans
LONG TIMS' LOANS
rnfresf due once a year
J. A. lleathcock
Wanted:-- Local agent to rcp-
csont us in this vicinity for one
of oldest Livestock Insurance Co
in the United States who have
paid over $7000.00 in loses in this
state last year write S. V Brown
Agent 201 Muskogee National
Bank Buildin Muskogee Okla.
40 Acre Farm
Sixteen acres of laud for sale at
a real bargain can be easily fenced
has plenty ol post timber on the tract
for fencing near town and would
make a line place for raising garden
truck- lirst $300 00 takes the place;
nood loads good schools and plenty
ot good neighbors.
WANTIOD Auents loi Kiebs and
vicinity. Good proposition. Pievioiib
ex pei lence unnecessary. Free So lino
or Instruction Address Massachu-
setts Uondin-jr and Insurance Company
Vccldent and Health Department Sag
maw Michigan Capital $1500000.
Man or Waman Wanted salary
$3G full time 75c an hour spare
hme solium; guaranteed hosiery
to wearer Expeience unnecessa-
ry. International Hosiery Mills
FROST PROOF CABBAGE PLANTS.
We have millions ol the finest
open field giown plants leady now.
Kaily Jersej Charleston Wakefield."
Flat Dutch. Paicel post paid. 300
?1 00; 500 $1.50; 1000 ?2.50. Express
2000. J3.r)0; 5000 $7.50; 10000. $12.50.
Send lor price list Sweet potato and
tomato plants. Paikor Fauns Moul
Sweet Potato Plants
Our South Ga plants are kno
wn everywhere as the best.
Pure stock Porto Rico and Nancy
Halls from the Governmene in
spected seed beds prep lid mail
500 $1.50 1000. $275 Express
2000. $3.50 5000 $7.50.
i 40 of lar.d with good four roo
i mod House. Seller Smokehouse
I Barn Well and Spring of good
I Lasting water. 100 Apple trees
50 bearing Peach trees LOChery
trees. Raz berries and Black ber
ries all of this land is in cultiva-
tion except what is yard and pig
Lot's if a small farm in a good
neighborhood and clost to School
is what you are looking for you
should buy this place.
FOR sTlE """"
The Kay Hotel all furnished
and is located in the heart of the
City by the M K. & T. Depot
the building is two story on a
cornor lot 100 X 150 ft. has man
y bed rooms kitchen dinning
room Store room front room an
hall clear through on both floors
with stairway inside and outside
Electric lights and City water bin
all rooms Bath extra storeroom
and shed big barn garden cell-
ar and 9 fruit trees if you want
to buy a place like this at a bar-
gain come at once it can b9 had
with or without everything furn-
ished just to suit you there is
no other hotel in the city of mo-
re than 3000 population and loc-
ated in the center of the best
coal minning fields in the state.
Call on J A. Ileathcockat the
Miner office or Paul Si'va.
Patience the Greatest Elixir.
Life has suih haul conditions that
every dear and precious gift every
rnro virtue every genial endowment
love hope joy wit. sprightllness be-
nevolence must sometimes be put into
tho crucible to distill the one elixir-
patience. Gail Hamilton.
Change of Tone Tells Much.
Susceptible persons are more affect-
ed by a change of tone than by unex-
pected words. George Eliot.
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Coffee Aouact fo-movly scrvad as nmtst
centres whera the inttllige.it men of the
timo gathered to Jitcuts publU matters
Coffee is the only flavor that is pleasing" to
everybody. Good coffee has become part of
the daily life of the millions. It is a grand good
gift of Nature I
Nothing like the smacking1 goodness or n good
pure wholesome cup of genuine coffee froth from
the roasters. That's tho coffee you find here.
Our coffee has the rare fragrance and arcma of
the pure coffee berry no bitter taste of hulls or
husks. A well bodied full flavored cofieo.
This brand is well known as a high grade coffee.
We recommend it to all our patrons. Try it
A Barrett Everlastic Roof on your buildings will keep
them tight and free from leaks and trouble. Storms won't
affect an Everlastic Roof. Zero weather won't make it hard
and brittle. The hottest sUn won't make it soft and mushy.
Barrett roofings are known all over the country. They
have made good for over half a century.
We are headquarters for this famous roofing.
Antrim Lumber Co.
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The Oklahoma Miner (Krebs, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 18, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 9, 1921, newspaper, June 9, 1921; Krebs, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc70744/m1/4/: accessed November 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.