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Established July 4, 1892 Entered as second-class matter in the Foitoffice Brownsville. Texas. THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD PtBLIbHlxf" COMPANY SIBSCRIPTION RATES—Daily and Sunday (7 Issues) One Year .-.,......$3.09 fix Months ...*4*0 Three Months ... One Month .<® MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Pres* is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or rot otherwise credited in this paper, and also the local revs published here.n. TEXAS DAILY TRESS LEAGUE Foreign Advertising Representatives Dallas. Texas, 512 Mercantile Bank Building. Chicago. 111., Asaociation Building. Kansas City. Mo., Interstate Building. New York, 350 Madison Avenue. Mr. Hoovers lour That the tour ci Pieuder.t-eiect Hoover provided Latin Amer.ca a new perspective of the United htate* • nd h*r aim* scuth ci the Rio Grande t* evident from the tone of the editorial att* ranee, of tie preu ci Ur: various countries Mr. Hoover visited. There i* no question in the mind* of couth Ameri can leader* that Mr. Hoover made the tour with the idea, among other*, that the output of North American manufacturer* might find an expended market in the western hemisphere . There is no doubt either that ha refused to put himself on record as renouncing the right of the United States to step in and take charge in the western hemisphere when and where established government break* down to the point of imperilling the live* and property of citizens of the United State*. Mr. Hoover, however, brought to Latin America a new kind of diplomacy. In all bis discussion of these affair* he earefully avoided the political phases, which the average diplomat would siren, and emphasized ths economic* of the situation. The pre*ident-elect stated frankly that he expected the manufacturing and agricultural output of the United States to increase and that he hoped new mar kets might be found sauth of the Bio Grande. At the same time he pointed out that the productivity of the Latin American repuol.es will increase and they tuu»t reek mutual market* in the north. He a**erted that a good customer is a prosperous customer, that a healthy trad# balance is essential to continued and g • mg in ternational commerce, and that only on *u<h a bast, of mutual benefit is the United States seekir : trxde expansion. He recognized fully the ri^ht of tl Latin American countries to impc’e tariff* for protection «f their own industries against competition from the United State* and upheld the tame privilege on our behalf. The radical elements did not secure much olaca from Mr. Iloo\er’s utterance . To the- e who p.-Jt -ted against intervention by the United States, the prcai dent-elect disavowed any intention or *lr ire on the part of this country to follow a cour of aggrandize ment, and declared that our only determination i- to maintain stability of government in the wo ter; hem isphere for protection of the interest!! of our own ot Iten* and to inturo against the nee* sit; of oth* r western nations having to act to protect Ihe interest' cf thetr own national'. Edwin S. McIntosh, correspondent for the New York Times, who accompanied the Hoover par ”. ;n comment ing on th>s pha e of the tour. lays; “A commentary on the success of that policy nia> be found in tuc fact that the enc- of 'Viva fanditio!* which greeted Mr. Hoover, were heard in Argentira and Uruguay rather than in Nicaragua. In Nicaragua hr met and talked with the es-pres'dent. the then rrr dint, find the lain who has nr.ee bi - nic president ell of wit , rrj re venting formerly warring politi- il faction . assured him of the *u c' * of «ur effort* to re-establish * rd"r. \t<* were * ked to upervise ti c nt:.t election ax ve u.d the last. “While the re- « of Argentina and U’rugua; are can tnzing Sandiro, ‘. caragua accep h* . ? a man v hu turned guerilla when he lied arrest f r theft * Uniform Traffic Law* Although coniparst.velt few inter ha* e adopted a. * whole the r del < *!« dr*»n up V- • tbr Nat.onel ( n ference on Ntrcc' *nd Highway £sfetv. Ter-rts - ho« that during the pa t two »*r.- gres* •• d* h * h-eu made toward uniformity of t*»te motor !*•» >, wb> ii traffic expert regeid • #<*e*sai. • reducing the hatard* of automobile driving ?» well at a convenience for tourist*. Many states have enacted into law at leas! put of the code. The record of the . -nfercuce .-how that greatest pregreys it the adoption of the code is being made in the middle western states, with both th La?* and South lagging. However, the re * rd of accidents shows the East far below- the South an i West, due, ap parentlv. to the operation of d*. er»’ license . \ stem which have not been generally enacted in other part* of the country. The National Conference cn Miect and Highway J-afaty, which is prosecuting a nation-w de campaign fop uniform law . v.a* organised in K Jl under the chairman* b p of Herbert Hoover. Alter tw o years of study, the conference in March. lt*2a. proposed a uni form vehicle code, as well as a model cade for cities It is this uniform, state code wmch many of the states arc using as a mode for new legi, la ion. and which n any leader* in leva* are now endeavoring to bring to the attention of the elate legislature. Fifteen states have adopted rule* of the v id bs-H • n the uniform code, including Pennsylvania, North C erolma. North p„- t.«. Idaho. Mich: - • Mi me -ui«. Atisona. Washington. New Hat :r>«hire. California ani Oregon. Of the** state Pennsylvania repealed its v*. r *u» law* and enacted the complete code, while sev eral other states repealed various sections of their law* and substituted parts of tut code. Reports of activities in various state? L'ok.ng to legislation this war, with over forty legislature:, in session, give promise of further substantia! progress toward uniformity. Preliminary consideration of such nisasuret is reported by eighteen state*, indicating that before the legislature adjourns the national code will be adopted tn full or pert by approximately thirty state?. Texas, which has a g-eater miiaage of highway* thin any etate, sh-uld he interested in this movement to secure uniformity. In no state it there a greatet medley of conflicting statutes and e:d.nance* designed to control traffic on highways and streets. Leader* in the national movement for uniformity of traffic law* predict that within a few years tourists will care* *' fully avoid atatea to which traffic is not controlled ip accord with the law* enacted in the majority of states, asserting that only through adoption of uniform law* can safety of traffic be assured. None of the prohibition enforcement officials ;* this to sea anything new m the plan of the Purant pru— winner. But then there arc a lot of thing., thete offi* I I Oftkeir Papers OUT OF FOCUS < New York Herald-Tribune). It did not require Senator Reed s elaborate investi gation to absolve Senator Borah and Senator Norn* of the charge of accepting bribes frca Soviet Russia. There mm have opinions of their own and the courage of their conviction!. »nd those who know th«m, even those who differ from them mlmoat constantly, have never doubted for a moment that they made up their own mind! and that the barest hint of a bribe would only drive them in the opposite direction. Yet, it was well to make a thorough study of tha ' forged documents upon which the absurd allegation were baaed. There may have been men mean enough to believe the charges, and it is right that the props should be knocked from under such suspicions. The forged documents originated, apparently, in eastern Europe, where forgery seems to be a profasaion and bribery is at least common enough to lend the color of reality to any charge. We have had unfortunate inci dents in American political life, but not of this sort. The picture of American senators selling their opinions to a foreign government was grossly out of focu*. Timely Vi«w* LOWER TARIFFS DECLARED INEVITABLE By EDWARD A. FILENE 'Isrchant and Business Economist. (Edward A- Filene was born at Salem. Mass., and educated in the public schools of that city. All his l.fe he has been active in the promotion of better organization of production and distribution in the United States end Europe and was a poineer in ap plying scientific and efficient organization in retail distribution. He is now president and chairman of the board of William Filene’s Sons company. He is a member of a score of organizations and has written several looks on subjects, in his field). Big business—which always does in the end what is to its own intered—mud inevitably adopt a policy in favor of Sower tariff-. Big business will reverie itself cn the tariff as it ha* on other problems, including shorter working days. 1 gher smaller profits and lower selling prices, i believe that condition* and not theories must deter opiosite of what it was 20 years ago. And so it will be with the tariff. B*hind the trend toward lower tariffs is the rapid .-’owih of mas.' methods of production and distribution wh.ch net only need no tariff protection but thrive best under lo>* tariff or free trade. Mass production raises anew the question of world tinle became the vastly increased volume of goods produce.* surpluses which cannot be marketed except in f re zn lands. The surplus—that is any general sur plus— is relative!.- new to American industry. It i*. destined to change our views about tariffs. In the long run v r will change, through fo-xe or economic circuits -.uni- from a nation of protectionists to a nation of lo" tariff ndvociites, or free traders. f 'ay th not a- an advocate of free trade myself. II am not now and never have been a free trader, but »1» ays have b“en an opportunist on tariff matters. I j believe thr.* conditions adn not theories must deter ( r. ino tariff policies, and as mass productino method' j oread busine;* men will find it to their profit to work for low tariffs. The United States ha* a greater domestic market ti.p i any other nation—a population of 120.000.009 con sumers who are more prosperous than any people have ho?n in the history of the world. I"he joint salvation of the nation* of the world lies in th** exchange of their surplus goods. Here the prob lem of tariffs becomes vital because tariffs restrict li . i Business men recognize now that it is important to the l'm»ed .State for Europe to remove or lower its ’ ;h 11-"iffa against our goods. They will come to see U it it i important for Europe—and the l nited States —that wc lower our tariffs. The WWW aiad All By Charles k*. Driscoll - —• . —- . — ■ •;' - —.; iBMTTT—i ■ rag; a ~ THE STRAIN OF FFET ENDING The '»:-:»•* I f* is the honest, unpretentious hf* If I 4 ■ u make no fall* pretsn*** you lia't no false and | tfficuh .uticiard to liv* up to. If. on toe ether hand, you start out pretending to >" 0,1}of - or so-nebody that you aren't, you will be 1 nder con id*ruble nervous strain always, and yeu will rest but ill, for you will always be in fear of being I lound out. When \ r move into a new neighborhood, a woman aid to ni} wife: “Would you like to visit *uch-anJ I uch a place? AH right. I'll j>cnd my chauffeur around uftrr you s me d#y soon, and well make the visit to gether.” Now. the poor woman had neither car nor chauffeur, c.it : he thought it. necessary to make au impression by pretending that he had. In the years we spent in ’hat r. igiiborh *od my wife always felt sorry for this worn hec-!>:-.c, -ho aid. »hc felt sure the pretender must think of thai promise to send her chauffeur around ' every t me -hr and my wife met. which they did fre I quently. How d ificult such a show-off makes her own life! Unce 1 knew' a fake Russian prince. He was pretty ~ooi in h;s part. He landed in an oil town in which 1 ived. tn i ea .ly captured the oil aristocracy. He was i rr.'iliar «ort of social lion, floor-walking a depart ment .itorc as a kind of circus attraction during th* • oi i rg madly about the countryside with he •'o,i. of the c:l fields at night. He get tome money irem some very prudent spenders and departed. Although my friend, the prince, worked his game m a desen Cities, to my knowledge, and in some esses Jcane out very well off, he lived a precarious existence, lit w„ frightened nearly out of his agile wits when confronted with a real Russian, for he couldn't speak a word of the language. He dreaded an encounter with a polueman. :er he had a record in London and was a.ways afraid of getting into contact with an interna i finger-print exchasge. I never saw a man who .ookeo forward with more trepidation to each day's j dawning. this case the fake prince was ministering to his ego and making a fair living without rasort to steady iWMk *nd !*« »•* justified his pretense to himself. Rut it was a hard way of living, at that. It’s th# same with the family that pretends to be mi re wealthy than it is: It has to strain and struggle and borrow money at the bank in order to keep up ap pearance*. and th * .ervoaa strain spoils tempers and drive.' happiness away. _ ‘uih betier to assume an honest attitude, aspiring U no show-off activities, and permitting the neighbors to believe, if they choose, that your income is very much less than it really is. For what does it matter, alt*' all. what the ne ghb«rs think about your income? Nothing can make lift more uncomfortable than pretending. THE GIRL WE THOUGHT WE LEFT BEHIND US l Passed. Up/ ‘SH1 FULKERSON_^I9£9 by Ctntnl Prwi Association. Inc. “Oh! I have my moment t and my little victorie*.*' READ THI? FIRST: Betty Brown goes tu a high school dance where there it much petting, and awakens to the fact that bo>* have ne\er tried to kiss her. 1 u« following day she tries to find out j why from her mother, who evades | the is«ue; but Betty conclude, it is 1 physical chirm which attracts men. , Point by point, she takes stock of her own charms, only to realise that she is lacking in many ways Hie makes up a rhyme for her guidance: "Shoulders hack, mouth in a smile, ; Toes turned out to give me style.'*, t.NOW GO ON WITH THL STORY) • • • CHAPTER IV The dsy after Betty had taken stock of her physical chaira. deter mined to cultivate what she had. she had lunch with Lois Hall, the most popular girl in her class at school. She put on the recently purchased long stackings, shortened the hem of her sport suit, and with shoulders back and toes turned out. she made her rail. Lois was in negligee whet she ar rived and asked Betty to her room. As sh* entered. Lois looked at her curiously and asked: “Whet have vou been doing to yourself, old thing? You look different, seme way.** ‘Fhoulderi back, mouth in a smile. Toe* turned cut to give me etyle.” Betty laughed, illustratirg each point of her rhyme by exaggerated gesture. "Whet ha« come over you? Have you fallen in love? You. who heve always spent your time searching for a hook worm in t hook!” “Yes. I guess I am in love." Betty sat on Lois’ cedar chest. "With who or wham. which ever is correct?” asked Loiv. interested. "Neither it correct,” laughed Betty. “I guess I am falling in love with love.” “Oh. my gosh’” Lais kicked off her slipper* and pulled her feet up under her. “Am I having the rreat joy of witnessing the awskening of the cosmic urge, the awakening of sex consciousness, the emerging of the ! butterfly from the tadpole, or eeme [ thing? Go on. young women, your store interests me strangely!" "Did anyone kiss you at the slumni dnaeo the other night?" "I was there, wasn’t I?" demanded Lo'«. ‘ Too w ere." "If vour next question -» Who?’ j I’ll toll y*u it wasn't v«ax Goorgo.’’ "He isn’t my George!" 1 "Than that pop has lo.t his tag mad has nr* owner!” laughed Loit. “If old Stick-in-the-mud isn't youts I don't know "ho he belongs to. He is an Airedale." “Whu do you mean?" “Airedales are one-man deg*. George is a one-woman man. laity Carnes bet one of the boys a box of car.dy «he could make George kus her r.nd lost the hat." “I don't want George to kiss me. Idon’t want any particular man to kiss me. I want to know why men don't want to kiss me. None of them—” her voice trailed off into nothing, She did not want to tell this bright, popular girl that no man had ever tried to kiss her. “You are prissy!” said Lois, bluntly. “What doe* that mean?” ‘Tersnickity!” explained Lois. "I am not!*’ defended Betty. “I am just a normal girl. I want to be admired like every other normal girl. Men flock around you like l*ee« around a blossoming apple tree. Why? How do jou do Hf* “Oh!" Loi* put her finger m her mouth, in mock modesty. “I have my moments and my victories, of course. I haven't been neglected.' "Tell me why!” urged Betty. "A girl who wakes up and finds herself popular hasn’t been asleep. Long ago 1 learned that culture con sists In knowing a lot of things you never have any use for. Boys like to I feel supener. They like you to look into their eyes and toil them that I they are wonderful. If you know more than they do you ha*e to 1 hide »t!" “Y'ou know a let. but if you want to get anywhere with men, hide your | light under a bushel. They do not like its git re in their eyes. Snuggle up to them. Tell them they are big end strong and wonderful. They eat it up like a kitten lapping cream. Tb# weaker they are the better they I like it.” . “But I ne'er hive a chance! j sighed Betty- “There must he some thing the matter with my looks, t ou | are always pretty. Curled up in that ! chaic, you are as graceful as a cat. ’ “Dancing!" sa d Lou. w-ith a wave i of her band “But I dance as much a* you do. j protested Bettv. Lois rose from the deep chair, i shaking off her negligee. She kicked the beck of her heed, turned an easy and manat cartwheel and posed m sr»be*n'i». standing on one foot, her ether leg horuentally behind her. her sheo«ly arms stretched out in front. “That kind of dancing." she ex plained, dropping hack in the big chair and folding h*r leg. under her. oriental fashion. "I had forgotten you did that kind of dancing. Is that what made you graceful ?” “What I am today,” Lois made a grandiloquent gesture, "I owe to long and unremitting labor to per fect myself in my art!” ”1 am awkward and ray leg; and knees are had." confessed Betty. ”Po you think dancing would help?" •'It couldn't hurt.” answered Lais, seriously. “I was never noticed by any boy in high school until I danced at a school entertainment. That night two of them wanted to taka me home! Ever aince, I have no trouble except to keep thfni away from me. Men like their women wild. I have had a lot of fun fend wild. I have had a lot of fun found ing off those who have that idea." "I have never been bothered, but ! I would like to bo." sighed Bettvy." “Oh. it's a lot Of fun!” laughed Lois, gleefully. “Keep them guess ing end they come hack for mere." “Haw does one keep them guess ing?" “By keeping them in hopes that ! ragybe some dey some wonderful fever will be shewn them!" Isughed Lois. \ “What wonderful favor ” “I gue*» girls can only learn by exposure!” Lois waved a graceful hand to indicate the oueuion would “Well, I went to be attractive,” Bettv continued “Who doesn't! Men have all the \ desirable tWngs in the world. They are lards of creation from the dey they ere horn. Only through them can women attain motor cars, erm ine coats, d emends, prettv clothes everything desirable. Indians u«ed ! to take scale leeks *© decerate the'r i costumes. These days men battle j in business or professions and have been taught to decorate their »#m i en instead of themselves. “But they decorate only the wom en who please them. It's every woman's job to make the poor. dear. I silK thing- hsony 1t‘» as ea y as I reeling a hard-boiled egg. and the harder boiled they are the easier tbev are to peel.” **T don't want to bo married or to peel hard-boiled egg-.” Bettv spoke wlehitjvelv. * Rut I do want men to remember I am on earth."* “Tell you whet!” Lei* jumped tip quickly. leaving her negligee in the chair ia hex haste. “My dancing ? J ■ 1 - - About f t-iewYotk NEW TORK. Jan. 21.—The clowns i would hare you believe that the day Whalen was made New York'a police commissioner a certain cop was fired »ho “turned m his shield, revolver and monocle.*’ a e • HE'S PUN-CH DRUNK! And . Wallace Sullivan argues that William W'rigley is Chicago > most famous gum man. e • e Vies SALVE Almoat all of the folk dramas arriving recently d*«l with restless young couples who "seek something out of lite.” In the newest play. “Skyrocket," the Vic Ewings, who were poor Brooklyn dwellers, itched for that “something" in life." and fin ally got it. That “something" ap peered to be good old-fashioned trouble, and not until Vic Ewing got too rich too hurriedly did the Ewings start fussing with each other. The title of the piece telegraphed Author Mark Reed's theme long be fore the asbestos lifted. You sus pected that some one was going to ride as swiftly »» a skyrocket only flats has. a recital tomorrow night, lake it and come tee us dance. If you like the idea, join the summer class and go in for artooats *uo jazz work. With those long legs of yours v#u could do wonderful kicks and splits.’’ “It sounds good to me," cried Betty. She was embarrassed as Loia went calmly around the room, unconscious of t!» fact that she was completely undressed. She hummed a tune, dressing leisurely until her mother called them both down to lunch. Lois had an engagement to go rid ing with some boy at two o'clock. Betty went home before he came, wondering if Lois had given her a solution of lt*r problem. _(TO BE CONTINUED) Vr / . .-m • Ivi H ho am 1 In what author’* play* did I appear frequently. W hat was my moat natabl* success? What i« the name of the boat commanded by John Paul Jones which met the Ferapis, in battle, in i 1779 ? Who were the mythical founder* I of Reme? What American general entered i Mexico City and took possession of the national palact during the Mexi | ian war? “And as we have borne the image j of the earthly. w# shall also bear j the image of the heavenly.” Where is this passage found ?** the Bible? Today in the Past On thi* day. in 1824. General | Stone call Jackson was barn. ■... Today s Horoscope A certain truthfulness eharacter I ires the persons born cn this day hut they are net frank They are gen erous by spalls. A Daily Thought “The gratitude «f most men is hut I a secret desire of receiving greater ! benefit*.”—La Rochefoucauld. Answer* to Foregoing Question* 1. Maude Adams; James M. Bar rie; “Peter Pan.” 2. Bon Homm# Richard. 3. Romulus and Remus. 4. Gan. Winfield Scott. [ 5. I Corinthians rv, 49. , to go phffft! and came X wn lo earth again. That'* exactly what happened to Vjc, who slew a wicked line of take waiting for bis "break.' which cane. Than tha Ewinfs aailei high until hi* winga were clipped by the stock market. It is similar to “Saturday's Chil dren" only here and there, but it »* frail entertainment at the most. It i* never a bother, howevar. because Mr. Reed has seasoned it with some amusing passages, most of which are artfully handled by the talented J. G. Nugent, who has written plays along the same pattern. The others are skilled pretenders, which make “Sky rocket" fit for man or critic while be is witnessing it. but it doesn't send you away fully contented. It prob ably will not thrive. • II THE BEST SIMILES OF !«* Frank J. Wilstach the compiler of "The Dictionary of Simile*," has fathered another harvest, his eighth annual. The fashion of simile-build ing is heeenting a national pastime and it is with no little pride that this bureau contributed an abundance of the ni. You probably will recall them or the name* of their contributors. The similes not credited here ere marked Anon and Ibid in Mr. Wi book of them. Sere as a rnreupine with ingrown quills . . . Dr. Butler has made so many speeches his teeth are getting to look like phonograph needles.— Bugs Baer. As good company as a night nurse. —Heywood Broun. Long as a wait for Mayor 3. 3. Walker.—James C. Collins. Dempsey will knock him stiffer than a dress shirt.—Jack Conway. A* welcome to membership as *n acrobot in the Lambs Club.--ijat Dorfman ... He moaned likcsla busted trombone.—James J. .Fan ning?. He broke her nosa into as many pieces a* a Liberty serial—Walter O'Keefe . . . Scarce as a Scotch bigamist-Judge. Pored as a chorus girl en the show's second night.—Arthur Kobet ... As uninteresting as a Sunday drsmstic page in July.—C. A. Leo nard. Fall* as flat as a Levine recep tion.—Pare Lorenti. Low a* the Insteps on a duck.— George D. Lottman. As monotonous a* a second vilit i to a night club.—Tom Masson. A* unquestionable a* the inten tions of a musical comedy hero.— Rose Natkins ... As safe from ar rest as a New York gangster. As unknown as the other senator from Idaho . . . Fair as a Mexican general’s trisl ... As loose and flabby as last year's garters. Democratic as a sailor's sweet heart when tha fleet is in. ?h* had as much u»# for him as a fish has for a bathing suit. Glum as a tongue-tied parrot.—• Joseph C. Loncwln . . . Aa worthless as a campaign poster the day after election.—Holger Lundhergh. ■ The t ardr fSt. Louis Nationals! j Joseph C. Lincoln ... A* worthless car.—Nesl O'Hara . . . Disconnected [as the dictionary.—Isobel Patterson. 8 A VCD! The magistrate bent stern brows op the defendant. "Vou are ehtrged with exceeding the speed limit last night.” he de claimed. “Are you guilty or not guilty ?” "Well, you can decide for your self. iudge.” replied the prisoner. "I was in that car you passed just | before they pinched me." Tll’E PLEASE'RE A negro was »een driving a flivver ' round, and reund a tree out in the | ! woods recentW. Asked what he was ? doing, he r«bl*H: "I'sa m skm' as many lef hMd ft | turn* as T pleases widout g*’!in' i I called down by o eep." NOT TO HIS TASTE A certain high-tempered and pone- * ; tco-rultuved man had a fight with * neighbor and was placed in an In diana county jail, charged with as i vault and battery. Lacking money. he sent the following note, after sev | oral dajs. to his son-in-law; “I want you to see Henry and some of my other friends around there a»d ' try to arrange a bond to get me out / ' of jail T am not a bit satisfied here.” v ^\v&shington Daybook WASHINGTON. Jan. 21.—"Tha mera fact that something about pro hibition is written in tho constitu tion doc* cot overawe me.” proc laimed Congressman John J O' Connor of Nerk. in tha house of representatives, recently. "We wish the bootleggers pros perity; we hope mote Americans violate prohibition m 1929 than ever befere,” said a New Year's message broadcast to the press by Miss Louise Gross, as chairman of the Women's Committee for Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. “Prohibition cannot be undone; nullification is the solution," con cludes a letter ! received recently— with no request for anonymity, though I do withhold the writers name, to ba on the safe side—from a western state governor I knew as a kid. That there are wets is no tidings, but this new note of “nullification" does suggest a meaning all its own. Only a few months—even weeks— ago. tha least mention of tha word was enough to threw a political wat into fits. Ha meant nullification but was deathly afraid te say se, or lis ten to anybody else tav it. "While prohibition is the law, it must be enforced.” "'hat was his rigmareie. Almost overnight he has developed extraordinary frankness. • • • Representative O'Connor’s. Mus Gross’ and my western governor's utterances are but three among many 1 could quote, from wets in key positions, to the same general effect. Taken collectively, they more than hint at a changing—er changed— wat complex. This is not true of se highly aca demic and impractical an organize* tion as the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, v huh still clings to the hope of modifying tbs dry regime by cenventional leglsie- " \tve means. I do believe it to be true of tho more impatient wet element which, very tired of skulking ineffectively under cover, now shows signs of , emerging bodily into the cntre-legei open at last. In my opinion, such of the wet leaders ss possess the faculty of facing facts ware convinced by the last electien of the let' posaibilty of capturing even the Vol' steed ramparts—to say nothing of the Eighteenth Amendment citadel— by frontal stuck—at any rata foi 4 a long time to come— the citadel probably never. At can have taken no great am* aunt of hcadwork on th'.ir pert to agiee in nullification. However, wh#t els« is there left? By openly preaching nullificatit the wet leadership evidently M tegd». as far as it is able, to pop alamo the word—among individual* i and maybe in wet states—in short 1 to transform an epithet into a rally ing cry, It is, at least, a policy which cat J be pushed regardless of the hope 9 Icssnes* of a repel campaign. *J And if it ‘ takes," the wet tacti 1 | cians doubtless feel that its genera j tendency is likely to be in tbvi di I rection of repel ultimetoly. At worst, it ia a policy, and thi wets assnrdely need one. Or course nobody can forsea tht | issue, bet it appears to me an inter 1 |e»tt%£ new development in the pro * hibition situation which will bull considerably in tho course of thh coning Hoover administration.