Many were the visitations of great and near-great at the White House last week. Some talked out against the enormous sounding board of presidential prestige. Others came and went in silence. To all President Hoover extended his even-handed hospitality.

Across the White House luncheon table Henry Ford discussed prohibition with President Hoover, then stepped in front of the White House to announce: "Prohibition is here to stay. Absolute enforcement must come. . . . Nobody wants to fly with a drunken aviator."*

Mr. Ford also...

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