22 MAY 1926, Page 11

Miss Evangeline Booth, Commander of the Salvation Army in the

United States, while recovering from appen- dicitis issued a statement on Prohibition to the New York Times. Miss Booth, who has exceptional experience of work among the submerged elements in large American cities, states that thanks to Prohibition the " park benches have been emptied of their drunken derelicts and the men who used to make their wives and children the victims of their besotted rage have sobered up and returned to work to feed their families."