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Hoover Appoints Wickersham Commission


The arguments over Prohibition and other law enforcement problems reach such intensity that President Herbert Hoover appoints the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement, popularly known as the Wickersham Commission. The commission issues 14 reports over the next several years including Prohibition: Enforcement of the Prohibition Laws of the United States. The commission finds that although Prohibition is not working it should be continued anyway.