National Affairs: Dry Rebuttals

Many Dry women, some Dry men, most of them amateurs, appeared as witnesses before the House Judiciary Committee last week, sought to prove by their arguments in behalf of the 18th Amendment that the old earnestness, ardor and oratory of their cause had not diminished in the decade since it was put into the Constitution. So vehement were their pleadings that an uninformed foreigner, conducted into the hearings, might well have imagined that the committee favored the pending wet bills and that the dry witnesses were striving to change their views.

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