James J. Walker, New York's musical-comedy mayor, abused his stomach. When he returned from his visit to Europe last summer (TIME, Oct. 10), he admitted that he would have to quit drinking alcohol for a while. New Yorkers smiled understandingly. Many a New York stomach has been ruined without going to Europe.

Last week, however, New Yorkers scowled at their Mayor when his invalid stomach was taken as a temperance text by Dr. Christian F. Reisner of the Chelsea Methodist Episcopal Church. With Mayor Walker's knowledge and...

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