LIQUOR: Hoyt for Choate

Repeal of Prohibition at any time in the near future is a flat impossibility. The repugnant proposal to permit States to dispense liquor will never prove acceptable.

These solemn predictions were put forth in 1929 by Presiding Judge Franklin Chase Hoyt of New York City's Children's Court in a temperance essay which won him a $25,000 prize offered by William Randolph Hearst. Last week President Roosevelt accepted the resignation of Joseph H. Choate Jr. as chief of the defunct Federal Alcohol Control Administration, appointed Franklin...

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