National Affairs: Preposterous!

"Politics! Dirty politics!" cried the Democratic politicians of Manhattan when 18 liquorous Manhattan night clubs were Federally raided at the very moment Governor Smith of New York was being nominated for the Presidency (TIME, July 9). The raids continued, prosecutions began and the fact came out that the Manhattan mop-up had been personally planned by Mrs. Mabel Walker Willebrandt, U. S. Assistant Attorney General. Much of able Mrs. Willebrandt's energy has been exerted this year towards getting Mr. Hoover nominated and elected. "Politics! Dirty politics!" was a convincing cry.

Last week, to stop the cry, Assistant Prohibition Commissioner Alf Oftedal, acting in...

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