was originally published in The Guardian, Manchester December 6, 1933
Utah State 36th (fill in the number required by the Constitution), confirmed the lifting of the ban yesterday afternoon, and Mr. Phillips, Secretary of State, Washington issued a proclamation. It was followed by a proclamation by President Roosevelt announced the repeal of the ban. In this, the President asked all citizens to cooperate with the government in its efforts to restore greater respect for the law by purchasing containment of alcoholic beverages to licensed dealers or agencies. The President has specifically requested that no State shall permit the return of the saloon or in the old style modern or otherwise. "We have to eliminate forever the threat of smuggling between us and others as an advantage to the detriment of good governance and public order," he said.
A 'lynching' on Broadway
However, the U.S. was determined to celebrate, even with alcohol illegal. Therefore illegal owners last night said goodbye to customers old and valued at more than one last drink were the happiest mood today when they learned that Utah had given them the grace of another days. At eight o'clock at night, noisy tourists, undeterred by the drizzle, it was completely blocked traffic on the Broadway district. When the news came, the lynching of "Old Man Ban 'on Broadway was the signal for general rejoicing. The effigy was cut from a flag pole and dragged her into a coffin through Broadway for a Camel. The most popular of the many new drink was a "New Deal" cocktail.