National Affairs: W. C. T. U.'s 59th

Alongside the blue ribbon of Pabst was flaunted the white ribbon of the Women's Christian Temperance Union in beery Milwaukee last week. For the 59th time, the W. C. T. U. was holding its annual convention.

Sixteen States, in which live 43% of the nation's population, had successively turned thumbs down on national Prohibition by ratifying the 21st Amendment. The Prohibition Bureau had just had its personnel reduced 40% in the interest of Government economy, leaving a staff of less than 2,000 to enforce the Volstead Act from coast to coast. Andrew John Volstead,...

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