National Affairs: Grand Old Prohibitors

Senator Simeon Davison Fess of Ohio, brand-new chairman of the Republican National Committee, last week tied the G. O. P. up tight to Prohibition. Meanwhile the Democratic party seemed to grow wetter and wetter.

Chairman Fess was once a Wet himself. He went Dry politically only when Ohio did. When President Hoover picked him, a staid Anti-Saloon Leaguer, to head the national committee, many an observer concluded that the President was preparing to seek re-election in 1932 as a thoroughgoing Dry, was already consolidating the Dry forces...

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