POLITICAL NOTES: At the Mayflower

The Democratic national pot came to a brief hard boil in the ornate dining room of Washington's fashionable Mayflower Hotel one day last week. Then it settled down to a long sullen simmer. The fire under the pot was, as usual, Prohibition.

The occasion was a special meeting of the Democratic National Committee called by its energetic little chairman, John Jacob Raskob. A foreknowledge that he, a Wet, would bring up Prohibition as a party matter had provoked preliminary wails of warning from Southern Drys, which helped only to advertise the gathering. The...

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