Temperance Movement, Cultural Control
At 3:00 p.m. on March I, 1915, Governor Moses Alexander signed House Bill 142, which would make Idaho a dry state as of Ianuary I, 1916. He used four pens, then gave one to his granddaughter and the rest to the Reverend Will Herwig, president of the Anti-Saloon League, and Nettie Chipp and Mollie Vance, representatives of the North Idaho and South Idaho Woman's Christian Temperance Unions. To commemorate the moment, a news service took moving pictures for its newsreel, and the WCTU ladies present sang temperance lyrics to the tune of "It's a Long Way to Tipperary."
Soden, Dale E. "The Women's Christian Temperance Union in the Pacific Northwest: The Battle for Cultural Control." Pacific Northwest Quarterly 94, no 4 (2003): 197-207.