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Palestine May Have Anti-saloon League on American Pattern

October 10, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency

An anti-saloon league modelled after the American pattern, to introduce prohibition, may be formed in Palestine, according to “Pussyfoot” Johnson, who arrived here.

When interviewed today by the representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Mr. Johnson stated that he came to Palestine for the purpose of studying the alcohol question here. “There are many followers of the prohibition idea in Palestine and it is possible that an organization for that purpose will be established in the country,” he declared.

Mr. Johnson will go from Palestine to Constantinople where the anti-Saloon League numbers 1,200 members. He will then proceed to Bulgaria, from where he will go to England and thence to the United States. Mr. Johnson stated that during his stay in Egypt he conducted an anti-saloon campaign and a strong prohibition organization was formed. The Egyptian anti-saloon league is under the patronage of Prince Omar Toussoun.

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