and children" & continued "conditions were so bad particularly in the outlying districts around the country store, we had to do something." "We made a bargain with the anti-saloon leaders to come in with them on certain conditions - we gentlemen had no idea of giving up our personal liberty. I have never been drunk in my life and never expect to be, but I've always had a drink on proper occasions and no main shall tell me I cannot continue to have it. The anti-saloon league broke faith with us soon as we put the state over and I am done with them forever." Mrs. Hooper told me the way the 18th amend. finally got thru congress was by the power of big business realizing they must take liquor away from the laboring man - same reasoning! At our state Democratic convention there was a certain room where liquor was dispensed freely; and one of our local news paper men returned ill with a broken shoulder and an explanation whereby hangs a harrowing tale. But the news papers evidently did not consider that news. It is told only in whispers. From all reports of the Kansas City convention Mr. Hoover is indebted to Mr. Mellon (and Mr. Dare) for his nomination.