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TABLE No. II (Continued).-Farm Values of Agricultural Products Used in the Production of Fermented Liquors in the United States During the Fiscal Year 1913.
1 Includes the equivalent in corn, at its farm value, of corn sugar, corn syrup, and other corn products used in brewing.
TABLE No. III.-Farm Values of Agricultural Products Used in the Production of Distilled Spirits in the United States During the Fiscal
(1) In conformity with the rule of the Census Bureau, values are not shown separately in the case of materials used only by one establishment in a State, but are included under "other States and Territories." (2) A distillery in this State is reported as having used 13,105,179 gallons of molasses during the year. (3) A distillery in this State is reported as having used 8,294,616 gallons of molasses during the year. (4) A distillery in this State is reported as having used 4,370,125 gallons of molasses during the year.
TABLE No. IV.-Farm Values of Agricultural Products Used in the Production of Distilled Spirits and Fermented Liquors in the U. S. During the Fiscal Year 1913.
TABLE No. IV (Continued).-Farm Values of Agricultural Products Used in the Production of Distilled Spirits and Fermented Liquors in the U. S. During the Fiscal Year 1913.
(1) Breweries only; see Table III. (2) See Table III, Fruit. (3) See Table III, Molasses. (4) Includes the equivalent in corn, at its farm value, of corn sugar, corn syrup, and other corn products used in brewing.
PROHIBITION, PERNICIOUS SOCIAL WASTE
Presidential Address at the Annual Banquet of the American Society of Brewing Technology, March 18, 1914, by Dr. R. Wahl.
No one will dispute the great uplifting influence of the technical and scientific achievements of man during the century past, which period may be called the dawn of the reign of intelligence when man had come to realize his dominant power over the forces of nature, which he was learning to control and utilize to his various advantages. Methods of transportation of man and merchandise; of intercommunication; of agriculture; of industrial pursuit; of engineering, mechanical, civil, mining, chemical and electrical; of treatment of diseases, have been revolutionized and perfected to a degree not even imaginable before.
Slowly and laboriously through the ages past the intelligence of man has evolved and has finally triumphed over all obstacles, over earth and water and air, over distance and time. But while we record an undreamed-of advancement in these technical and scientific pursuits because of the application of principles born of the intellect and based upon the unalterable laws of nature, we find in other fields of human endeavor the efforts of man towards progress seemingly futile.
Questions of the greatest moment to civilization and problems concerning the welfare, happiness and liberty of the people are treated in the most haphazard and arbitrary manner without regard for the teachings of history, of science or of common sense, but purely out of sentimental and emotional promptings; an attitude that reflects upon an enlightened people and which belongs to the past when society was at a lower level of evolution.
So it is with the problems connected with the traffic in alcoholic beverages which we find dealt with in a most unfair spirit.
And it is regrettably true that in this country public opinion is more readily influenced by sentimental considerations, and is, therefore, more readily misled by demagogical and fanatical agitations, to incline towards and encourage the puritanical viewpoint that the traffic in fermented beverages of any kind is responsible for all of man's physical degradation and moral turpitude and that nothing