Mrs. Ruth Hanna McCormick, Illinois Republican Senatorial nominee, last week gave Dry officeholders throughout the land a smart demonstration of how a long-time Prohibitor may turn Wet without losing political face. Mrs. McCormick was elected Representative-at-Large in 1928 as an out-&-out Dry. She voted Dry in the House. In the Illinois primary last April she was nominated for the Senate as a Dry. Afterward she declared: "I'll run as a Dry in the election. I've always been a Dry and I don't switch on things." Because Illinois Democrats had nominated James...

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