National Affairs: A.A.P.A.

A familiar phenomenon in the U. S. is the Anti-Saloon League, now 35 years old. Becoming familiar is another phenomenon, now nine years old, called the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment.

The A. S. L. has never had an individual membership; it has always consisted of 48 State leagues, with local chapters, governed throughout by "superintendents," "secretaries," "educational directors" (propagandists). Financed by churches and philanthropists, it spent some 45 millions up to 1919, some 15 millions since, to influence elections and legislation.

The A. S. L.'s antithesis, the A. A. P. A., has received money at various times from some 200,000 persons. A...

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