Marion City Council didn't intend for the beverage to be very cheap to sell, as they placed retail license at $20.00; Wholesale License at $30.00.
The council also ordained that the wholesale tax for the city should be $30.00 and that any retailer or wholesaler that should distribute beer without obtaining a license should be fined $15.00
Orme Drug Company was the first business to request a license in April of 1933.
In July 1936 the prohibition forces of the county had been busy circulating a petition for the purpose of calling an election to decide whether intoxicating liquors would legally be sold within its boundary.
The petition, containing the names and post office addresses of 1,967 legal voters of Crittenden County was on file at the County Judge's office.
September 1936. Crittenden county voted for local option Saturday by a vote of 1,705 as compared to 398 in favor of wines, liquor and beer. The totals surprised the most ardent drys as several leaders had previously expressed themselves as confident of victory, but not to the extent to which the final returns showed.