PROHIBITION: The Great Commission

Last week the Commission called by President Hoover to study "all law" held three meetings in Washington. These things happened:

1) President Hoover, standing at the head of the Cabinet table and reading from notes, gave the Commissioners 301 words of advice and encouragement. The word "Prohibition" was not uttered.

2) Chairman Wickersham responded with more than 301 words. Again "Prohibition" was not uttered.

3) The Commissioners were photographed with the President on the White House posinground. The Hoover shoulder nudged close to the Wickersham shoulder, the Hoover cheeks puckered on the verge of a smile.

4) The Commission named itself: The National Commission...

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