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City Liquor Proposition Approved

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City Liquor Proposition Approved

A City Charter amendment which will permit the sale of packaged liquor in establishments other than drug stores in the city's “dry island” was approved by city voters yesterday.

The amendment, ignored by many of the city’s 25,928 citizens who cast ballots, was passed by a vote of 10,633 to 8,662. This means that more than 6,500 persons failed to vote on the proposal.

It was a non-controversial item 'throughout the campaign, although the final margin indicates there were many people opposed to it who did not voice this opposition prior to the election.

The amendment will not permit the sale of liquor by the glass in the “dry island" area. It was placed on the bal|ot because of the wording in a slate law which requires a “drug store” to have a registered pharmacist on duty.

Some businesses in the area, formerly having pharmacists, lost the right to sell packaged liquor when pharmacists were no longer retained.