National Affairs: Transfer Talk

It was no pleasure last week for Secretary of the Treasury Andrew William Mellon to drive to the Capitol and recommend, before the House Committee on Executive Expenditures, the transfer of Prohibition enforcement from his department to the Department of Justice. What was painful to him was not the prospect of parting with Prohibition—he had had nine years of it—but the instinctive discomfort of a shy man appearing before a Congressional committee on a controversial question.

Thirty minutes later as he drove down Capitol Hill he was feeling very much better because he had...

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