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This envelope was mailed to Floyd L. Lunsford, 1105 K Avenue, Anacortes, WA, in 1948 by the Men and Women Against Prohibition at 1218 New Washington Hotel, Seattle 1, WA . It contained a pamphlet titled "The Mockery of Prohibition."
In 1948 Prohibitionists in Washington State tried to prohibit the sale of beer and wine in taverns, groceries, and restaurants. This 16-page pamphlet was prepared and distributed by the Citizens Liquor Control Council, Inc., "an organization of Washington citizens, devoted to liquor control that is in the public interest, and opposed to the return of prohibition." Mr. Clayton Kirkpatrick of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE wrote a series of articles about the "dry" states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi and the reality of how "wet" they actually were. These articles are the backbone of the pamphlet, with remarks in red included by the council.
The initiative failed.
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THE MOCKERY OF PROHIBITION
Place - Anacortes, WA