Politics: Camel Crusade

The setting smacked more of a revivalist rally than a political convention. Seated primly on folding chairs in the recreation room of the Young Women's Christian Association head quarters in Detroit, under banners reading DRY CRUSADERS and CONSERVATIVE-AMERICAN-CHRISTIAN, were some 50 delegates of the Prohibition Party. When a speaker really got warmed up, the delegates, with a rustling of shawls, erupted in lusty choruses of "Amen!" For pep songs, they turned to the New Day Temperance Songs pamphlet. For hardhitting oratory, they had Michigan Fundamentalist Charles Ewing, who deplored life under...

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