In a dreary Congressional committee room last week, leading U.S. drys took turns telling a House Judiciary subcommittee why the U.S. needs a new national prohibition lawat least for the duration.
The Anti-Saloon League's George W. Crabbe argued that the liquor business is a "nonessential, luxury enterprise."
Sleepy, little W. D. Jones of Van Wert, Ohio drifted through the room passing out printed tracts (Use Your Bible to Battle the Bottle; 1944 Two ResolutionsWill Keep Sweet and I Will Not Drink Alcohol).
Mrs. Ida B. Wise Smith, 72 and perky, national president of the...