POLITICAL NOTES: No Meat, No Drink

In Manhattan last week, 500 delegates to a convention of the American Naturopathic Association formed the American Vegetarian Party and nominated a 1948 presidential candidate. Their man: Dr. John Maxwell, 84, Jove-bearded, pint-sized proprietor of a Chicago vegetarian restaurant, who says he has tasted no meat for 45 years. He hoped to get some 5,000,000 votes; 3,000,000 from vegetarians, the rest from "prohibitionists, anti-vivisectionists, anti-cigaret groups and other people of similar high moral principle."

The prohibitionists already had their own man. The Prohibition Party's presidential nominee was Dr. Claude A. Watson, 62,...

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