National Affairs: Six Years After

The campaign of Alfred E. Smith for election to the Presidency is for most citizens a matter of history. It is not mere history to James Cannon Jr., 70-year-old Methodist Bishop, who has abhorred alcoholic drink since Ulysses Grant was President. He might have forgotten 1928 but that: 1) a Senate committee called him in 1930 to inquire why he had not reported $48,000 contributed to his anti-Smith campaign; 2) he was indicted under the Corrupt Practices Act in 1931; 3) after his three-year battle to outlaw the indictment the Supreme Court declared...