THE PRESIDENCY: Our Man

A bevy of Dry women laid down the law to President Hoover at the White House last week. They represented the Women's National Committee for Law Enforcement. Mrs. Henry W. Peabody marched them into the executive offices. Mrs. Peabody is so Dry she moved out of Massachusetts when that State went Wet (TIME, Nov. 17, 1930). President Hoover shook hands with his callers, stood silently before his desk while Mrs. Peabody took the floor. She read him quotations from his own past speeches and remarks in which he endorsed Prohibition. She demanded...

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