National Affairs: W. C. T. U.

In Washington, the National W. C. T. U. (Mrs. Ella A. Boole, President) closed its midwinter conference after appealing to public officials to abstain from drinking; to society leaders, magazine editors, cinema producers to stigmatize drinking as bad form. The Unionists visited, President Coolidge and announced that the "national conscience" was "awakening." Four Washington debutantes quit ushering for the Union. Praised for having vowed neither to smoke nor to drink, they were incensed.

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