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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 19, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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FRENCH SWEEP BACK GERMAN ARMY
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 6, NO. 172 Chicago, Thursday, April 19, 1917
398
PLACE BAN ON LIQUOR,
ADVICE TO WILSON
Members of Council for National Defense Would Have
President Abolish Manufacture and Sale During
War Plan Not Yet Worked Out.
Washington, April 19. Certain
forces in the Council of National De
fense are considering seriously the
matter of urging the president to
take drastic aotion immediately to
stop completely the manufacture and
sale of liquor through the United
States.
It remains to be determined -whether
the president -will be urged to stop
' liquor manufacture and sale through
executive proclamation or through
emergency legislation similar to the
anti-drug act
According to reports compiled, for
the United Press, based on the fiscal
year 4916, action by the government
to bring "war " prohibition" would
mean the closing of 1,332 breweries
and 605 distilleries.
Some members of the National
Defense Council believe strongly that
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