Try, Try Again

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 law—at 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 Resolutions—Will Keep Sweet and I Will Not Drink Alcohol).

Mrs. Ida B. Wise Smith, 72 and perky, national president of the...

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