"We have already seen the effects of the use of some of the substitutes for light wines and beer, and the result is very much in favor of the use of wines and beer."
Petition from Northern New York Utilities, Incorporated, to the Honorable David J. O’Connell, 10/08/1919
In 1919, representatives for the Northern New York Utilities, Inc., wrote to New York Congressman David O’Connell objecting to the complete prohibition of alcoholic beverages. Supporters for prohibition did not always favor a complete ban on all liquors. Some supported prohibition of strong spirits, while allowing the consumption of beer and wine.