MEXICO: No Swinging Doors

More and more stringent grow the drink laws of teetotaling Emilio Portes Gil, President of Mexico. Those who believed that his temperance campaign would be merely a "plan of persuasion and education against drink" were shaken by a bill he signed last week. By it the police were empowered to close instantly and forever any saloon, cabaret or liquor shop where "scandalous conduct" is reported. Worried publicans bit their nails in anxiety over what the police might consider "scandalous conduct."

Another, still more stringent bill was reported under consideration, designed to make...

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