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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 6, NO. 168 Chicago, Saturday, April 14, 1917 393g
USE GRAIN FOR BREAD,
NOT BOOZE, IS PLEA
Anti-Liquor Leaders in Washington See Chance to Make
Nation Dry for Period of War, at Least
Some Officials Favor Plan.
Washington, April 14. America's
"big push" for food may-wfpe out her
breweries and distilleries.
Taking advantage of threatened
food shortage throughout world and
demands on American farmers to
feed not only United States but her
allies, "drys" in congress are pre
paring to launch a spectacular drive
for "war prohibition." Plans for the
effort have been, completed and will
be announced early next week.
Purpose is to stop manufacture of
all liquors and beers in United States
at least for period of the war, thereby
diverting millions of bushels of grain
into food channels.
Those behind the movement ue
clare that more than 600,000,000
bushels of grain would be saved by
closing beer and whisky plants.
""That's enough to feed 12,000,000
people," Dr. Wiley pure food expert
"It's sufficient to feed whole nation
for a month," said Sen. Sheppard,
father of national prohibition amendment