Bio: Landon, J. S. (04
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Wisconsin Rapids Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) 02/04/1921
Denies Prohibition Hurt Logging Camps
Madison, Feb. 4 - J. S. Landon, manager of the Medford Lumber Co., Medford, Wis., today wrote the dry leaders at Madison saying that resolutions protesting the recent action of the federal grand jury at Milwaukee in petitioning for legalization of beer and wine were unanimously adopted by the annual meeting of the Northern Hemlock & Hardwood Mfgrs. Association at its annual meeting in Milwaukee, and the president was instructed to name an official representative to appear at the public hearings and urge passage of the Matheson bill, No. 16-A.
The Association took exception to the jury’s plea that prohibition had injured logging operations. Many told of its benefits to their camps and the home of their employees. One said it had increased bonuses to the men because they lost less time. Another, “We do not favor return of liquor, whether it be moonshine, or just beer and wine; if we open the gate all will come in.” Another said, “Prohibition is better enforced the first year than I had hoped. If it is completely observed in a dozen year, we shall do well. As experience show, loopholes we must plug them.”
The Association numbers over 100 firms, mostly in the state and a few in the northern peninsula of Michigan.
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