New York Times

Real Dry Zone Surrounds Troops in Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 13. — Two hundred and sixty saloons and drinking places were closed voluntarily by their proprietors today when representative of the United States District Attorney’s office began collecting evidence against liquor establishments situated within the half-mile dry zone surrounding military camps.

Included among the places closed were two breweries, the bars of virtually all the large hotels and restaurants, and dozens of downtown saloons.

Various units of troops stationed here awaiting entrainment to concentration camps brought the majority of saloons in the city within the area. A detachment of artillery is quartered temporarily in Convention Hall, only a few blocks from the heart of the hotel district.


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