PROHIBITION: Haynes May Quit

Prohibition Commissioner Roy Asa Haynes had a ten-minute conference with President Coolidge. The public was not vouchsafed any information on what passed between. Nevertheless, correspondents drew the inference that Mr. Haynes would soon retire from his post. The reasons given are not without plausibility:

1) Mr. Haynes was a "personal appointee" of President Harding.

2) Secretary of the Treasury Mellon and Commissioner of Internal Revenue Blair, Mr. Haynes' superiors, have often been at odds with him as to his methods and his frequent declarations of success in the enforcement of the Volstead Act....

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