National Affairs: Dirty Work at Dearborn

Henry Ford, Prohibition's prime industrial protagonist, last week found himself required to explain, reconcile and justify his opinion that the 18th Amendment is "the greatest force for the comfort and prosperity of the U. S." (TIME, March 17)

New York's Wet Congressman Fiorello Henry LaGuardia asked Mr. Ford to fit together two statements. Ford statement No. 1 (in the September Pictorial Review) : "If booze ever comes back to the U. S., I am through with manufacturing. I would not be bothered with the problem of handling over 200,000 men and trying to pay them...

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