FINLAND: Wet Women

Sleighs jingled merrily through Finland's pine forests, snowplows roared up and down the streets of Helsinki (Helsingfors). In a nationwide, nose-nipping blizzard last week hardy Finns decided by ballot between continuance of Prohibition and inauguration of State Liquor Control.

In Helsinki, the capital, women cast red ballots, surprised everyone by plumping for State Liquor Control. In all, 82% of the capital's vote was for repeal of Prohibition, and of this landslide of ballots more than 55% were red.

On polling day no speeches and no posters of...