WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 1919 (UP) - The government of Great Britain has formally protested to the State Department against passports being given any American who desired to preach prohibition in England.
No explanation has been given by State Department officials as to why the request was made. It is inferred that the English authorities do not desire temperance agitation until approximately restored to normal and the country has regained a pre-war basis.
The fact that Great Britain objected to the coming of temperance workers was developed when Rev. D. M. Gardier, president of the California dry Federation applied for a passport. He desired to go aboard to urge world wide prohibition upon the delegates to the peace conferences.