"We cheerfully accept the will of the majority. . . ."—John Raskob.

Michigan's chief prohibiter, the Rev. R. N. Holsaple, wrote Mr. Raskob a letter. Did Mr. Raskob mean that he & friends would now comply with the spirit-of-the-law and abstain from liquor?

It sounded like a catch question, but it was doubtless put most earnestly. Prohibiters everywhere viewed the election as a final sealing if not a sanctification of the country's war-bride, Volsteadism.

From his publicity-pulpit the Rev. John Roach Straton, of Manhattan, cried: "Victory was won by the preachers and by the God-honoring women of America. I pay tribute to one...

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