National Affairs: Blind & Mad

One night last May, one Jacob D. Hanson was driving to his Niagara Falls home alone in his automobile. U. S. Coast Guard Glenn Jennings, in the enforcement of Prohibition duties, shot Motorist Hanson in the temple, making him blind.

It was a mistake. Jennings had erred in thinking that Motorist Hanson, honest citizen, was a rum runner. But that did not restore sight to Motorist Hanson. Nor did it prevent him from going mad last week, as a result of the same wound.

Foes of Prohibition were vexed.


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