PROHIBITION: Silk Hat

Dr. Raymond Pearl, famed biologist of Johns Hopkins University, was born and reared in Farmington, N. H. He well remembers two outstanding facts about New Hampshire society as he knew it during his young years:

1) There was a State prohibition law, desired and admired by the leading citizens:

2) There were plenty of saloons, run openly and comfortably, desired and patronized by the leading citizens.

After pondering these facts maturely and examining certain statistics relative thereunto, Dr. Pearl wrote a paper, published in the December American Mercury, called "The Psychology of Prohibition."...

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