The text that accompanied this advertisement read:
Take away the "camouflage" with which the
Liquor Traffic tries to disguise itself and the sinister figure pictured
here stands revealed.
Take away the smooth phrases and cunning twists of
the liquor Traffic's appeal For Permission to continue its career;-get
right down to naked truth and you will see that the liquor traffic is
asking fathers of Ohio to "give me your boys,"
Is its purpose to inspire them with greater ambitions;
to teach them clean morals, to avoid bad habits. to become better men
and citizens, better husbands and fathers?
You know the saloon does nothing FOR boys, but appalling
harm TO them.
Many distillers will not allow THEIR OWN SON to drink
intoxicants; many brewers forbid the use of intoxicants to their sons;
many saloonists don't drink the stuff they sell; they won't hire drinking
bartenders and they bar their sons from the saloons
. Still, they ask you to give YOUR son for the sake
of the money they can make out of him. They ask you to approve temptation
of your son to become a drunkard.
There can be no neutrality in this fight. Failure
to vote "yes" on prohibition on November 5th is silent approval
of the liquor traffic's record and misdeeds.
You must be either for the BEST INTERESTS of your
state, your nation and humanity-or you must be for the ENEMY liquor
traffic which works AGAINST the best interest of the state, the nation
The Ohio Dry Federation J.A.WHITE, Manager