For seven months President Hoover's Commission on Law Enforcement has been silently working behind closed doors. Wets and Drys have raised loud cries that the President had "submerged" Prohibition, demanded that the Commission produce something to justify its existence.

Last week President Hoover sent to Congress the Commission's first-born—a preliminary report on Prohibition with recommendations for improved enforcement —for a legislative christening. At once it was disclosed that the "birth" of this report had occurred two months ago (Nov. 21), when Chairman George Woodward Wickersham forwarded it to the White House....

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