Clipped From The Anniston Star
Control, Not Consumption Nothing is fnore arresting to a conscien-tiouiJiewspaper publisher than an expression of disapproval from an old and valued friend. This paper courts the approval of all those thousands, of subscribers who have been reading The Star year in and year out and who have shown their loyalty thereby. But even old friends must disagree at times, as' we all cannot see :very issue alike. These observations are prompted by a letter from a loyal subscriber on this page today, In which she deprecates the attitude-of The Star with respect to the control of liquor. For. manyyears, we bel ieyed L that jcould be done -by prohibition and we fought toward that end all the way from local option to national constitutional regulation. Such a reign of corruption followed in the wake of that sort of regulation, however, that we became -disillusioned nd wenow believe-that-the sort of control we have in this state is the best yet devised. This does not mean that The-Anniston Star favors liquor. We do not. We do believe, nevertheless, that it is better for the state to .get the money derived from drinking in- 4oxieihir1jePeTagOT thair to go Into the hands, of bootleggers, who recognize no law and no morals. Hence it was that we carried the editorial recently commenting on the operations .of the state store system 'and we sincerely hope that none of our food friends will construe that editorial to be in advocacy of an admitted evil, when used to excess, or when sold in violation 'of the law.