PROHIBITION: It Isn't Done

Fashionable U. S. dinner-table conversations will flourish without alcoholic stimulation if the hopes of Mrs. George Holt Strawbridge, Philadelphia socialite, are realized. Last week she began to form a national committee of First Family Ladies who will keep their guests liquorless to propagate the idea that drinking "simply isn't done."

Mrs. Strawbridge acknowledged her debt for the idea to Mrs. Edward Beale McLean, wife of the publisher of the Washington Post, who served no liquor at her Easter party to set a law observance fashion and please President Hoover. Mrs. Strawbridge wrote to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!