National Affairs: Winner Mills

When, four months ago, William Crapo Durant, motorcar maker, announced that he would give $25,000 for the best plan submitted on Prohibition enforcement, no fewer than 23,230 competitors rushed forward with suggestions. Came a plan from a general in the Brazilian army. Came plans from African, Asiatic, Oceanic missionaries; from Connecticut tobacco-chewers, from Pittsburgh gin-millers. Came plans from "sorrowing mother," "drunkard's widow," "rum runner's deserted wife." Came also a plan from Major Chester Paddock Mills, onetime (1926-27) Prohibition Administrator for the New York City district. Last week the awarding committee, headed by...

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