Spirits started in the wood last January now should be nearing potability. Last week at dinners in Detroit, Cleveland and Manhattan, young and youngish socialites pulled the bungs, not from swashing charred kegs but from the cask of obscurity within which they have been maturing a potent anti-Prohibition organization, the Crusaders, which they laid down in Cleveland at the first of the year (TIME, Jan. 27). Mostly able sons of able fathers, mostly college graduates, their average age about 35 years, they made robust speeches against Prohibition's evils, planned an ambitious political campaign, a drive for membership.

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